Zusammenfassung des Guild Chat-Livestreams: PvP-Updates   

Am vergangenen Freitag fand eine neue Ausgabe des Entwickler Livestreams Guild Chat mit Rubi Bayer statt. Zu Gast waren unter anderem die Entwickler Ben Phongluangtham und Hugh Grant. Inhaltlich ging es um das Thema PvP-Update und dabei besonders um die automatisierten Turniere. Zu diesem Guild Chat wurde nun in einem Blogpost eine offizielle Zusammenfassung veröffentlicht. Am …

Der Beitrag Zusammenfassung des Guild Chat-Livestreams: PvP-Updates erschien zuerst auf Guildnews.


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Strauss Troy is investigating companies that purchase structured settlement annuities and retirement annuities. These purchases result an individual receiving a lump sum of money in exchange for giving up a stream of payments from an annuity. Individuals typically come to receive payments from an annuity either because they have entered into a structured settlement as ...Read More
          U21-EM-Finale: Deutschland gegen Spanien im TV und Live-Stream sehen   
Deutschland greift nach dem EM-Titel! Während die Profis im vergangenen Jahr in Frankreich versagten, ist die nächste Generation dem Titel ganz nah. Im Finale trifft die U21 von Trainer Stefan Kuntz heute, 30. Juni, auf Spanien. Netzwelt verrät euch, wie ihr das Spiel im Live-Stream und TV sehen könnt. Dieser Artikel wurde einsortiert unter ZDF, Fußball im Internet schauen.

          Tour de France 2017 im Live-Stream: So könnt ihr das Radrennen kostenlos online schauen   
Am 1. Juli 2017 startet das bekannteste Radrennen der Welt zum 104. Mal. Dieses Jahr beginnt die Tour de France in Düsseldorf, führt über Belgien und Luxemburg nach Frankreich und endet am 23. Juli in Paris. Wir zeigen euch, wie und wo ihr das Rennen live im Internet schauen könnt. Dieser Artikel wurde einsortiert unter ARD, Eurosport 1, WDR.

          Amazon lädt zum Prime Day am 11. Juli: Bereits jetzt könnt ihr sparen   
Amazon lädt am 11. Juli zum Prime Day. Über 24 Stunden lang warten dann exklusive Angebote auf Prime-Abonnenten. Bereits jetzt können Prime-Nutzer kräftig sparen - etwa beim Streaming-Dienst Amazon Music Unlimited. Dieser Artikel wurde einsortiert unter Amazon, Amazon Prime, Amazon-Angebote.

          EPA Head Scott Pruitt Reportedly Launching Program to ‘Critique’ Climate Science   
The EPA chief has repeatedly rejected claims of mainstream climate science
          British YouTubers bury themselves alive, live-stream from ‘grave’ (WATCH)   
Preview Two British pranksters are live-streaming themselves buried in a ‘coffin’ for 24 hours, attracting thousands of YouTube viewers.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          ‘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.
Read Full Article at RT.com
             
Boatos... Giovanna Lancellotti fala de Arthur Aguiar...





Correm boatos no TUMBLR , que a atriz Giovanna Lancellotti, que hoje namora o Arthur, deu uma entrevista e em certo momento foi perguntada sobre o que poderia acabar com o namoro dos dois, e ela respodeu: " Ah, o Arthur? Ele beija fraco". Todas as fãs ficaram revoltadas e estão tentando de todas as formas para que isso chegue nos ouvidos do Arthur, alegando ainda que é por isso que nunca gostaram dela.


Só acho que quem fica xingando ou inventando mentiras sobre eles, deveriam colocar na consciência que eles estão namorando sim, e não vai ser por que você não gosta que eles vão acabar.ok!

Sei que eu é LuAr assim como eu, tem que saber que vai ser melhor assim, o que adianta o Arthur namorar a Lua se ele não gosta dela?? iria fazer ela sofrer mais e mais.. então vamos parar de xingar, porque além disse ser uma P%T@ falta de educação, não vai levar a lugar nenhum, só vai fazer com que o Thur se afaste do twitter. e sei que não é isso que vocês querem, né?!! #FicaADica

Fonte:Fã Arthur Aguiar
Adaptação: Lua Blanco Fãs SP





          Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO 30/06/2017 - Série B   

  Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO 30/06/2017 - Série B


De um lado o Vila Nova quer a liderança da competição, de outro lado o Criciúma, embalado como três vitórias seguidas, quer a vitória para somar a mesma pontuação do Internacional, quarto colocado. O duelo foi marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília). A transmissão ao vivo será pelos canais Premiere PFC - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Saiba mais:

Horário do jogo: 20:30h (Brasília )
Vila Nova x Criciúma  ao vivo 30/06/2017 Tempo Real Globoesporte.com
Confira o vídeo deste jogo: Videos - Gols e melhores momentos



Atualizações - Gols:
Vila Nova:
00:00' - Primeiro Tempo - 



00:00' - Segundo  tempo  - 

Criciúma :
00:00' - Primeiro tempo -

00:00' - Segundo  tempo  - 



PLACAR AO VIVO 
 Vila Nova x Criciúma 
Assistir ao vivo pela TV online - Acesse:
Página 1 ou Página 2

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          Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017   

Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO 30/06/2017 


       Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017 - Horário: 20:30h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: Premiere PFC - Série B 


Em pouco mais de uma hora tem bola rolando, no Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, para este duelo válido pela 11ª rodada da Série B, o jogo foi marcado para às 20:30h ( de Brasília),  a transmissão ao vivo será pelo canal Premiere PFC. Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Classificação: O Vila Nova está de olho na liderança da Competição, o time tem tido um bom resultados nos últimos jogos, vem no terceiro lugar, com 18 pontos, está separado do líder Juventude por apenas 4 pontos. Na rodada passada, venceu o clássico contra o Goiás por 2x0. Nos últimos cinco jogo tem apenas uma derrota.

Já o time de Criciúma, aparece na nona posição, está de olho no G4, com 14 pontos, embalado com três vitórias seguidas, se vencer hoje vai chegar à mesma pontuação do líder Internacional.


Rádios - Ouvir Vila Nova x Criciúma ao vivo online

Atualizações de gols  - Aperte F5 para atualizar:
Primeiro Tempo:
00:00' -  


Vila Nova x Criciúma
Assistir ao vivo pela TV online - Acesse:
Página 1 ou Página 2
Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO Grátis em HD 30/06/2017


 Vila Nova x Criciúma - Acompanhe aqui o tempo real 





Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
Globoesporte.com
Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos


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          Paysandu 1x0 Luverdense AO VIVO 30/06/2017    

  Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO 30/06/2017 - Série B


Correndo o risco de entrar hoje para a zona de rebaixamento, o Paysandu recebe o Luverdense, que conta com a vitória para deixar a vice-lanterna. O duelo foi marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília). A transmissão ao vivo será pelos canais SporTV e Premiere PFC - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Saiba mais:

Horário do jogo: 19:15h (Brasília )
Paysandu x Luverdense ao vivo 30/06/2017 Tempo Real Globoesporte.com
Confira o vídeo deste jogo: Videos - Gols e melhores momentos



Atualizações - Gols:
Paysnadu:
00:00' - Primeiro Tempo - 



00:00' - Segundo  tempo  - 

Luverdense :
00:00' - Primeiro tempo -

00:00' - Segundo  tempo  - 



PLACAR AO VIVO 
 Paysandu 1x0 Luverdense
Assistir ao vivo pela TV online - Acesse:
Página 1 ou Página 2

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          Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017    

Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO 30/06/2017 


       Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017 - Horário: 19:15h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV e Premiere PFC - Série B - 


Em crise, o Paysandu abre os portões do Estádio da Curuzu, para recebe o Luverdense, jogo válido pela 11ª rodada da Série B, o confronto marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília), vai ter transmissão ao vivo pelos canais SporTV e Premiere PFC. Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Classificação: O Papão da Curuzu, que já esteve na liderança, está rodada após rodada rumo abaixo na tabela de classificação, vem na décima quarta posição, com 12 pontos, já são seis jogos sem vencer - 4 derrotas e 2 empates - na última rodada perdeu para o CRB por 2x1. Em caso de mais uma derrota, vai acabar a rodada na zona de rebaixamento, isso porque o adversário de hoje, vice-lanterna, tem só um ponto a menos, e dois time da degola tem a mesma pontuação do time paraense.

O Luverdense somou até aqui 11 pontos, vem de derrota para o América-MG por 3x0, antes dessa derrota estava até vindo bem, vinha de duas vitórias e dois empates.

Estreia: O Paysandu mudou o comando do time, hoje vai estrear Marquinhos Santos.

Desfalques: Para o jogo de hoje o técnico não poderá contar com o lateral Peri e o volante Wesley, este último encerrou o contrato com o clube, acabou o tempo

Desfalques no Luverdense: O técnico Júnior Rocha,  terá desfalques quatro desfalques importantes, o  goleiro Diogo Silva, o lateral Aderlan, o zagueiro Pablo e o volante Ricardo .

Rádios - Ouvir Paysandu x Luverdense ao vivo online

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Atualizações de gols  - Aperte F5 para atualizar:
Primeiro Tempo:
00:00' -  

Paysandu 1x0 Luverdense
Assistir ao vivo pela TV online - Acesse:
Página 1 ou Página 2
Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO Grátis em HD 30/06/2017



 Paysandu x Luverdense - Acompanhe aqui o tempo real 





Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
Globoesporte.com
Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos


FICHA TÉCNICA
PAYSANDU x LUVERDENSE

Local: Estádio da Curuzu, em Belém (PA)
Data: 30 de junho de 2017, sexta-feira
Horário: 19h15 (Brasília)
Árbitro: Jean Pierre Gonçalves Lima (RS)
Assistentes: Lucio Beiersdorf Flor (RS) e André da Silva Bitencourt (RS)

PAYSANDU: Emerson; Ayrton, Perema, Fernando Lombardi e William Simões; Augusto Recife, Ricardo Capanema, Jhonnatan e Diogo Oliveira; Bérgson e Marcão
Técnico: Marquinhos Santos

LUVERDENSE: Gabriel Leite; Gabriel Passos, Willian, Neguete e Paulinho; Diego Lorenzi, Marcos Aurélio e Moacir; Léo Cereja, Rafael Ratão e Rafael Silva
Técnico: Júnior Rocha


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          Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Online - Copa Sul-Americana   

 Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


    Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 21:45h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV - Copa Sul-Americana


O Maracanã vai ser o palco de primeiro compromisso dos times na segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana, o duelo está marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília), a transmissão ao vivo na TV será pelo canal SporTV - Aguarde  o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores.

Rádios - Ouvir Fluminense x Universidad Católica ao vivo online

Atualizações de gols  - Aperte F5 para atualizar:
Segundo Tempo:
09:00' -GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

E QUE GOLAÇO DE WENDEL!!! Camisa 6 recebeu e acertou uma pancada do meio da rua na gaveta de Mosquera. A bola chegou a bater no "V" antes de entrar. GOLAÇO NO MARACANÃ!!!

Primeiro Tempo:
44:00' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
Gol de Henrique Dourado! No seu estilo, Ceifador desloca o goleiro. Galíndez no canto direito, bola no canto esquerdo. 
28:00' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
Gol de Richarlison! Lucas lança, Carabalí fura. A bola fica com Henrique Dourado na linha de fundo, na esquerda da área. O camisa 9 cruza, Galíndez deixa a bola passar entre as suas mãos, e Richarlison aparece na pequena área para mandar para o gol vazio. Que lambança da zaga equatoriana! Fluminense amplia no Maracanã!
26:00' -  GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE - Gol de Henrique Dourado! Léo cruza, zaga afasta mal. Richarlison e Wendel dividem com a zaga, a bola sobra para Calazans na área, que domina mal. A bola fica com Henrique Dourado, livre, de frente para o goleiro. Aí ele não perdoou. Camisa 9 deu de chapa no canto direito de Galíndez.
09:00' -   PEGA JÚLIO CESAR
Cifuentes recebe e colocado rasteiro, mas Júlio César cai para fazer a defesa sem dificuldade.
07:00' -   Universidad de Quito se defende com os 11 no campo de defesa, enquanto o Fluminense troca passes e procura espaços no campo de ataque.
04:00' -   Henrique Dourado tenta passe para Léo, mas a bola sai pela lateral.
02:00' -   Bola sobra para Gustavo Scarpa no meio. Camisa 10 tenta enfiada para Richarlison, mas Obando corta. Na sequência, lançamento longo para Cifuentes, que é flagrado em impedimento.
00:00' - ROLA A BOLA Fluminense começa tentando uma ligação direta, mas a zaga do Universidad corta.
Pré jogo:
21:37h -  Fluminense finaliza o aquecimento.
21:35h -  Bola rolando em 10 minutos!


Fluminense 4x0 Universidad Católica
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Assistir Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Grátis em HD 29/06/2017


 Fluminense x Universidad Católica - Acompanhe aqui o tempo real 


O time das Laranjeiras chega empolgado para o duelo, na última rodada ficou no empate em 1x1 com o São Paulo, estava vindo de vitória sobre o Avaí por 3x0, os dois jogos foram fora de casa, com esses resultados o time já está namorando a zona de classificação para a Libertadores.

Não empolgou na Sul-Americana: O time do técnico Abel Braga sofreu para despachar o Liverpool, do Uruguai, venceu por 2x0 em casa, e lá perdeu por 2x0.

 O Universidad, por outro lado, teve uma vida mais tranquila, derrotou o Petrolero pr 3 a 1 como visitante e fazendo 3 a 0 jogando ao lado de sua torcida.

O técnico Abel Braga, do Fluminense, comentou sobre o jogo:
“Sabemos que o Fluminense não vai encontrar nenhuma facilidade nesta Copa Sul-Americana. Muitos falaram que o jogo contra o Liverpool seria fácil e tivemos problemas para avançar. A Católica tem jogadores pretendidos por grandes clubes do continente e isso por si só já se mostra um grau de dificuldade. Ainda mais porque o time deles também tem aspirações”



Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
Globoesporte.com
Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos





FICHA TÉCNICA
FLUMINENSE-BRA X UNIVERSIDAD DE QUITO-EQU

Local: Maracanã, no Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Data: 29 de junho de 2017 (Quinta-feira)
Horário: 21h45(de Brasília)
Árbitro: Gustavo Murillo (Colômbia)
Assistentes: Humberto Clavijo (Colômbia) e Dionisio Ruíz (Colômbia)

FLUMINENSE: Júlio César, Lucas, Reginaldo, Henrique e Léo; Wendel, Jefferson Orejuela, Marquinhos Calazans e Gustavo Scarpa; Richarlison e Henrique Dourado
Técnico: Abel Braga

UNIVERSIDAD DE QUITO: Hernán Galíndez, Marcos López, César Obando, Juan Anangonó e Elvis Patta; Wilmer Godoy, Romario Ibarra, Facundo Martinez, Matías Defederico e Wilmer Meneses; Jhon Cifuentes
Técnico: Jorge Célico


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          Fluminense 4x0 Universidad Católica AO VIVO - Tempo Real - Placar   

 Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Copa Sul-Americana


Logo mais tem bola rolando, no Maracanã, para este duelo válido pela partida de ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana. O Fluminense, que vem melhorando no Brasileirão, espera ter uma campanha melhor do que fez na primeira fase. O duelo foi marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília). A transmissão ao vivo será pelos canais SporTV - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Saiba mais:

Horário do jogo: 21:45h (Brasília )
Fluminense x Universidad Católica  ao vivo 29/06/2017 Tempo Real Globoesporte.com
Confira o vídeo deste jogo: Videos - Gols e melhores momentos



Atualizações - Gols:
Fluminense:
26:00' - Primeiro Tempo - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE Gol de Henrique Dourado


28:00' - Primeiro Tempo - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

Gol de Richarlison!

40:00' - Primeiro Tempo - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

Gol de Henrique Dourado!

00900' - Segundo  tempo  - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
E QUE GOLAÇO DE WENDEL!!!

Universidad Católica :
00:00' - Primeiro tempo -

00:00' - Segundo  tempo  - 



PLACAR AO VIVO 
 Fluminense 4x0 Universidad Católica
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          Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO Online - Copa do Brasil   

Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


     Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 19:30h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: Fox Sports - Copa do Brasil


Hoje tem bola rolando, na Arena Independência, para o primeiro compromisso dos times pelas quartas de final da Copa do Brasil, o duelo foi marcado para às 19:30h ( de Brasília), na TV a transmissão ao vivo será pelo canal Fox Sports.  Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Fase anterior:  O Botafogo passou pelo Sport, o jogo decisivo foi em casa, derrotou o Leão por 2x0, na partida de ida o placar ficou em 1x1.  O Galo, por outro lado, derrotou o Paraná, no confronto de ida perdeu por 3x2, mas em casa respondeu com 2x0 e ficou com a vaga.

Desfalques no Atlético-MG: O técnico Roger Machado não poderá contar com  Marcos Rocha, que continua no departamento médico, assim como não poderá ter os serviços de Carlos César, que ainda continua se recuperando da lesão.

Mas como poderá contar com outros jogadores que estão recuperados de lesões, o técnico deve repetir o esquema mais ofensivo, com quatro homens na frente.
Reforços no Botafogo: Jair Ventura terá os serviços do zagueiro Joel Carli e do voltante João Paulo, os dois cumpriram suspensão automática no jogo contra o Avaí.

O técnico Jair Ventura fala sobre o jogo:
“Temos que fazer um bom jogo, buscar gols, pois é importante para o regulamento, e conquistar um resultado que nos dê condições de fazermos uma partida mais tranquila na volta, no Rio de Janeiro”, disse Ventura.

Rádios - Ouvir Atlético-MG x Botafogo ao vivo online

Atualizações de gols  - Aperte F5 para atualizar:
Primeiro Tempo:
00:00' -  

Atlético-MG 1x0 Botafogo
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 Atlético-MG x Botafogo - Acompanhe aqui o tempo real 





Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
Globoesporte.com
Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos





FICHA TÉCNICA
ATLÉTICO-MG X BOTAFOGO-RJ

Local: Arena Independência, em Belo Horizonte (MG)
Data: 29 de junho de 2017 (Quinta-feira)
Horário: 19h30 (de Brasília)
Árbitro: Dewson Fernando Freitas da Silva (Fifa-PA)
Assistentes: Kleber Lucio Gil (Fifa-SC) e Bruno Boschilia (Fifa-PR)

ATLÉTICO-MG: Victor, Yago, Léo Silva, Gabriel, Fábio Santos; Elias, Rafael Carioca, Luan, Cazares, Robinho; Fred
Técnico: Roger Machado

BOTAFOGO: Gatito Fernández, Emerson Santos, Joel Carli, Igor Rabello e Víctor Luís; Rodrigo Lindoso, Bruno Silva, João Paulo e Camilo; Rodrigo Pimpão e Roger

Técnico: Jair Ventura

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           Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário   

Assistir  Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário


SporTV - 21:45h ( Brasília )


Assistir Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  Hoje o primeiro compromisso válido pela partida da ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana será no Maracanã, os times voltam a se encontrar no próximo mês, dia 27, no Estádio Olímpico Atahualpa. O duelo está marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela SporTV. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhoresomentos.

Saiba mais

Mais informações sobre o jogo: Fluminense x Universidad Católica - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos. 

Placar - Fluminense 4x0 Universidad Católica 
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Assistir  Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017



Fluminense x Universidad Católica - Acompanhe aqui o tempo real 


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Tempo Real- Classificação
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          Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO Online - Copa Sul-Americana   

Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


    Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 19:15h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV - Copa Sul-Americana


Logo mais tem bola rolando, no Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, para este duelo válido pelo jogo  de ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana, o confronto com transmissão ao vivo para o Brasil somente pelo canal SporTV, está marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília ). Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Empenho: Apesar de jogar ao lado de sua torcida, onde não costuma perder, o técnico Gilson Kleina não quer ser surpreendido, ele pediu ao jogadores o máximo de empenho para começar com o pé direito rumo às oitavas de final, o jogo de volta está marcado para dia 26 de julho, no Paraguai.

O técnico da Macaca falou sobre o jogo:
“Queremos, de alguma forma, ter algum tipo de vantagem. Primeira situação é não tomar gol. Conversamos com os atletas, em momento algum tem que achar que não é uma equipe forte. Eles têm jogadores experientes, têm linhas defensivas próximas, marcam forte. Temos de ter o espírito da Sul-Americana”

Time quase completo: Kleina deve promover apenas duas mudanças no time que perdeu para o Palmeiras na última rodada do Brasileirão, uma delas é a entrada de Fernandinho, primeiro jogo com a camisa da Macaca.  A outra mudança será o atacante Claudinho no lugar de Lucca, que foi expulso na primeira fase e vai cumprir  suspensão.

Rádios - Ouvir Ponte Preta x Sol de América ao vivo online

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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

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FICHA TÉCNICA
PONTE PRETA X SOL DE AMÉRICA-PAR

Local: Estádio Moisés Lucareli, em Campinas-SP
Data: 29 de junho de 2017, quinta-feira
Hora: 19h15, de Brasília
Árbitro: José Argote (Venezuela)
Assistentes: Não Divulgado

PONTE PRETA: Aranha, Nino Paraíba, Marllon, Rodrigo e Fernandinho; Fernando Bob, Elton e Renato Cajá; Claudinho, Lins e Emerson Sheik
Técnico: Gilson Kleina

SOL DE AMÉRICA: Agustín Silva; Aldo Olmedo, Víctor Velázquez, Víctor Hugo Mareco, Gustavo Velázquez; Tomás Rojas (Adrián Vargas), Richard Franco, Claudio Vargas, David Mendieta (Walter Araújo); Rodrigo Ruíz Díaz (Isaac Díaz), Martín Giménez
Técnico: Fernando Ortiz

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          Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário   

Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário


SporTV - 19:15h ( Brasília )


Ponte Preta x Sol de América  AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  O Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, em Campinas, vai ser o palco deste encontro válido pela partida da ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana. O duelo está marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela SporTV. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

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          Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário   

 Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário


Fox Sports - 19:30h ( Brasília )


Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  O Estádio Independência, em Belo Horizonte, vai ser o palco deste confronto válido pelo jogo de ida das quartas de final da Copa do Brasil. O duelo está marcado para às 19:30h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela Fox Sports. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

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          Alemanha x México AO VIVO - Copa das Confederações   

Alemanha x México AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Copa das Confederações


       Alemanha x México AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 15:00h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV:  SporTV e Band - Copa das Confederações - Semifinal 


Logo mais tem bola rolando na Rússia, para este duelo que vai definir que irá para a grande final da Copa das Confederações contra o Chile, que despachou ontem Portugal por 3x0, nos pênaltis, o goleiro português pegou 3 pênaltis. O jogo tem agenda para às 15:00h ( de Brasília), Na TV, a transmissão ao vivo pelo canal Canal SporTV e na TV aberta pela Bandeirantes.  O torcedor assinante do SporTV tem ainda a opção de assistir pelo SporTV Play. O GloboEsporte.com vai acompanhar o jogo em Tempo Real. Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Time de jovens: Os grandes nomes do futebol alemão não estão nessa Copa das Confederações, praticamente todos os jogadores são jovens, que estão despontando no futebol.

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          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


          Tidak berniqob? - al-Qorodowi ...   
القرضاوي: لا فتوى لشلتوت بالتعبد على "الجعفري"


موقع القرضاوي/9-4-2009

أكد الشيخ الدكتور يوسف القرضاوي، رئيس الاتحاد العالمي لعلماء المسلمين، أنه لا توجد فتوى للشيخ محمود شلتوت، شيخ الأزهر الأسبق، تبيح التعبد على المذهب الجعفري، كما رأى أنه من الأولى عدم ارتداء المرأة للنقاب في هذا العصر، ورد على من يطعن في عقيدة الأزهر بأنه بذلك يطعن في العقيدة الأشعرية التي هي عقيدة غالبية الأمة الإسلامية.

جاء ذلك خلال لقاء بين الشيخ وشباب حاضرين في دورة "علماء المستقبل"، التي ينظمها اتحاد العلماء في القاهرة، الثلاثاء 7 إبريل.

وعقب إلقائه محاضرة عن "الفتاوى الشاذة" في الفقه الإسلامي، سأله أحد الصحفيين الحاضرين حول "إذا ما كان فضيلة الشيخ محمود شلتوت - رحمه الله - قد أصدر فتواه بجواز التعبد على المذاهب الإسلامية الثابتة والمعروفة والمتبعة، ومنها مذهب الشيعة الإمامية الجعفري"، فبادره الشيخ بالإجابة: "أنا أقول لك: هات لي الفتوى دي (هذه) في أي كتاب ومن كتبه.. أنا لم أر هذه الفتوى.. أي واحد منكم فليقول إني (أي السائل) شفتها في كتاب كذا أو مجلة كذا".

وأضاف: "أنا عايشت الشيخ شلتوت عدة سنوات، وكنت من أقرب الناس إليه، ما رأيته قال هذا.. أين كتبها؟ وفي أي كتاب من كتبه؟ أنا أخرجت كتب الشيخ شلتوت الأربعة الأساسية.. كتاب الإسلام عقيدة وشريعة، وكتاب فتاوى الشيخ شلتوت، والأجزاء العشرة الأولى في كتاب التفسير، وكتاب من توجيهات الإسلام، وكانت هذه ضائعة في الصحف والمجلات والإذاعة، فجمعت هذه الأشياء أنا وزميلي الأخ أحمد العسال".

والشيخ العسال من المفكرين البارزين في العالم الإسلامي، وهو مستشار رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية بإسلام أباد.

ونوه القرضاوي إلى أن "الطبعة الأولى (من كتب الشيخ شلتوت التي صدرت بناء على تكليف من د. محمد البهي أحد علماء الأزهر) والتي أخرجها الأزهر تقول (في مقدمتها): نشكر الشابين الأزهريين يوسف القرضاوي وأحمد العسال" على جهدهما في إعداد هذه الكتب.

واستطرد قائلا: "تراث الشيخ شلتوت أنا أعلم الناس به.. ما رأيت هذه (الفتوى).. أين هذه الفتوى؟"

من جانبه، وردا على استفسار لـ"إسلام أون لاين.نت"، أكد الشيخ العسال ما ذهب إليه الشيخ القرضاوي، قائلا: "هذا كلام صحيح (حديث القرضاوي)، والله على ذلك شهيد"، وأضاف: "عندهم (أصحاب المذهب الجعفري) مبدأ عصمة الأئمة، وهذا لا يجوز شرعا؛ لأن الله تبارك وتعالى هو وحده المعصوم".

النقاب والعصر

وفي مسألة أخرى قال الشيخ القرضاوي ردا على سؤال حول وجوب ارتداء النقاب من عدمه: "النقاب أمر أوجبه بعض العلماء وأجازه بعض العلماء.. وأنا لا أرى أنه واجب.. وإنما من أرادت أن تنتقب فلها حريتها في هذا.. وإن كنت أنا في عصرنا هذا أرى أن الأولى بالمسلمة ألا تنتقب حتى تستطيع أن تختلط بالمتكشفات وأن تقترب منهن".

وأرجع الشيخ ذلك إلى أن "المحجبة قريبة قليلا (من المتكشفة)"، متسائلا: "أما المنتقبة فكيف تستطيع أن تدعو المتكشفة وبينها وبينها مراحل ومراحل؟"

وأضاف: "لي رسالة اسمها النقاب بين القول بفرضيته والقول ببدعيته.. هناك أناس يقولون إن النقاب بدعة، وأناس يقولون إن النقاب فرض، وأنا لا أوافق هؤلاء ولا هؤلاء".

وأوضح: "النقاب ليس بدعة.. (هناك) قول في مذهب الحنابلة وقول في بعض المذاهب، وإن كان جمهور الفقهاء يرون أن وجه المرأة ليس بعورة، حتى الإمام ابن قدامة شيخ الحنابلة يقول في (كتاب) المغني: والمذهب أن الوجه ليس بعورة".

عقيدة الأزهر

وردا على سؤال آخر من أحد الحضور جاء فيه: "بعض الناس يطعن في عقيدة الأزهر الشريف، فما رد فضيلتكم على هذا الكلام؟"، قال الشيخ القرضاوي بنبرة استفهام ساخرة: "عقيدة الأزهر الشريف؟!"

ورأى أن من يقول ذلك "فهو يطعن في الأشعرية"، وتابع: "ليس الأزهر وحده أشعريا.. الأمة الإسلامية أشعرية.. الأزهر أشعري والزيتونة أشعري والديوباندي (بالهند) أشعري وندوة العلماء أشعرية ومدارس باكستان أشعرية.. وكل العالم الإسلامي أشعرية".

وأشار إلى أنه حتى الأشعرية موجودة بالسعودية التي تعد مركز السلفية الوهابية، وقال: "السلفيون مجموعة صغيرة، حتى إذا قلنا السعودية فليس كل السعودية سلفيين، فالحجازيون غير النجديين غير المنطقة الشرقية غير منطقة جيزان وهكذا".

وأضاف: "فإذا أخذنا بالأغلبية، فإن أغلبية الأمة أشعرية.. هذه كلها اجتهادات في فروع العقيدة، والكل متفق على شهادة أن لا اله إلا الله وأن محمد رسول الله وعلى النبوة في الإيمان بالله وكتبه ورسله وفي اليوم الآخر".

وشدد على أن "هذه الاختلافات لا ينبغي أن نكفر بها أحدا".

"أنا حنفشعي"

وقال الشيخ القرضاوي مازحا مع طلاب العلم الذين ينتظمون في الدورة التدريبية: "أنا سلفي على صوفي على أشعري"، وروى أن "أحدهم كان يقول لي: ما مذهبك؟ فقلت له أنا دخلت الأزهر حنفيا، إنما إلى الآن أنا حنفشعي (حنفي شافعي)"، فضحك كل من في القاعة بمزاح الشيخ الذي أكمل حديثه مبينا سبب دخوله الأزهر معتنقا المذهب الحنفي.

وقال: "عندما كنت أقدم للالتحاق بالأزهر كان يكتب لي الانتساب عالم من علماء بلدنا صفط تراب - غربية (دلتا النيل) اسمه الشيخ عبد المطلب البتي رحمه الله.. وبينما كان يكتب الانتساب جاءت خانة اسمها المذهب، فكنت سأقول له اكتب شافعيا، لكنه سبقني وقال لي: ما رأيك يا شيخ يوسف أن تكون حنفيا مثلي؟ فقلت له خلاص خليني حنفي زيك (مثلك)"، وتابع ضاحكا: "طلعت حنفي بالصدفة".

وتابع العلامة بأنه درس كل المذاهب في الأزهر: "درست المذهب الحنفي وبعد ذلك درست المذاهب كلها.. ودرست الأشعرية في المعاهد الدينية وفي كلية أصول الدين.. ولكنني توسعت فدرست السلفيين.. درست الغزالي ودرست ابن تيمية".

وأضاف: "تعلمت أول ما تعلمت على الغزالي وبعده تعلمت ابن تيمية.. أعجبت بابن تيمية، ولكني لم أطرد الغزالي تماما.. أرجع إلى هؤلاء وإلى هؤلاء.. والمسلم ينتقي من كل شيء أفضل ما فيه، ولا يكفر إنسانا إلا بقطعي من القطعيات".

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          Le irriverenti sculture di pietra dell’artista Hirotoshi Ito   
Le irriverenti sculture di pietra dell'artista Hirotoshi Ito

MILANO - Hirotoshi Ito può essere considerato a tutti gli effetti un figlio d'arte, in quanto la sua famiglia lavora la pietra dal 1879. Anche se inizialmente l'artista giapponese era intento a proseguire le orme della sua famiglia, decise comunque di frequentare il Dipartimento Metallico dell'Università delle Arti di Tokyo. Gli incontri stimolanti nella scuola con altri artisti del metallo e il loro lavoro sono diventati il fondamento del suo pensiero e della sua creatività.

 

Un post condiviso da Hirotoshi Ito (@itohirotoshi) in data:

LE CATEGORIE - Il lavoro di Hirotoshi Ito può essere suddiviso in due categorie. Una è la scultura solida scolpita in marmo o granito, dove Hirotoshi Ito altera la superficie naturale della pietra dando vita a forme scultoree che non fanno neanche pensare alla pietra per quanto sia bravo a lavorarle. L'altro gruppo è fatto dalle alterazioni delle forme naturali delle pietre, che conferiscono al materiale diversi caratteri. Tutte le opere in entrambe le categorie si riferiscono a immagini, oggetti ed esperienze ordinarie della vita quotidiana. Una caratteristica importante di entrambi i tipi di Hirotoshi Ito art è il suo tentativo di conferire alla pietra un'altra natura, per darle una nuova vita. Hirotoshi Ito è molto attivo nel promuovere le crescenti tradizioni artigianali della zona di Nagano in Giappone. Vent'anni fa, infatti, l'artista e i suoi amici hanno avviato un progetto che è cresciuto a tal punto da diventare un festival annuale di artigianato a Matsumoto City, del quale oggi è il presidente.

 

Un post condiviso da Hirotoshi Ito (@itohirotoshi) in data:

LE SCULTURE - Nella mente dell'artista le comuni rocce diventano delle bizzarre sculture di pietra dal carattere inquietante e divertente allo stesso tempo. Un modo per mettere a frutto il suo potenziale attraverso l'umorismo e il calore. Le rocce usate dall'artista per le sue creazioni, provengono dal letto fluviale del suo paese e che lui considera come una tela perfetta. Matsumoto City, dove vive Hirotoshi Ito, è circondata da splendide montagne ed è ricca di una bellezza naturale. Le pietre consegnate da queste montagne sono state lavate da flussi freschi d'acqua per lunghi periodi di tempo, e ogni pietra ha una forma unica che è stata plasmata naturalmente. Mentre Hirotoshi Ito raccoglie pietre sulla riva del fiume, immagina storie e opere d'arte che può creare attraverso la loro lavorazione. Tuttavia, Hirotoshi Ito tenta di evidenziare le forme naturali, i colori e le bellezze di queste pietre e in generale cerca di non modificare le loro forme originali. Rispettare e utilizzare le caratteristiche naturali del materiale originale è un aspetto molto vecchio e importante della cultura giapponese. Si tratta del concetto di creatività conosciuto come Mitate, che implica la creazione di nuovi valori assumendo qualcosa che abbia un certo significato in un contesto e collocandolo in un altro. Anche se Hirotoshi Ito è ampiamente considerato come artista contemporaneo, ritiene che tali antichi concetti giapponesi siano profondamente incorporati nel suo DNA.

Potete osservare il talento di Hirotoshi Ito sull suo profilo instagram : www.instagram.com/itohirotoshi

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          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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          Sin energía amanecerán mañana estas colonias de San Pedro Sula   

La Prensa

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

La Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica anunció la interrupción del servicio de energía para barrios, colonias y empresas de varios sectores de San Pedro Sula durante la mañana del sábado.

La estatal atribuye la interrupción a los trabajos que se realizarán durante la conexión de un nuevo interruptor y la habilitación de una línea de transmisión.

Estas son las colonias afectadas:De: 5:30 am a 7:00 am.

Col.

La Puerta I y IIAldea La Cumbre Repetidoras de La CumbreCadeca (Pollo Rey)Helipuerto Col.

San José VCol.

Montefresco Este Col.

JerusalemCol.

Villa Ernestina (Sur) Col.

GuillenVilla OlímpicaCol.

Perfecto VásquezCol.

Brisas del Merendón (Brisas del Campo) Col.

Miguel Ángel Pavón Col.

MunicipalCol.

El Periodista Col.

Villa Asturias Col.

del ValleDirección General de Tránsito N.

O.

IntaeMhotivo Caderh CopecoClínica Periférica IHSS Inversiones Palmarosa Caobas de Honduras Panadería JerusalenUniversidad Pedagógica Nacional Desarrollos MetálicosCorporación Flores Hondutel La Puerta InfopInmsaTabacalera Hondureña Estadio Olímpico ProteínasJopaferEdificio Corte Suprema De Justicia Col.

San Luis Col.

La PazCol.

Pastor Zelaya Bº CabañitasCol.

Montefresco Col.

Valle de Sula Bº San FranciscoCol.

La UniónCol.

Islas del Progreso Col.

Flor del Valle Bº Cabañas (Sur) Col.

RápaloAguas de San Pedro Clínica Ochoa Expreco Plásticos VanguardiaCentro Penal Sampedrano Bº La Guardia Bº MedinaBº Paz Barahona (Este) Bº Cabañas (Norte) Col.

San José La Gran Villa IntexsyCthaPlásticos De Honduras Plásticos VanguardiaSelEmbutidos Delicia Fruvetsa Envaflex Hotel Saint Anthony TeletónLa Empresa Energía Honduras informó que no tiene mantenimientos programas para mañana en todo el país.


          Condenan a Teodoro Bonilla por tráfico de influencias   

La Prensa

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

La Sala II del Tribuna de Sentencia de la Corte Suprema de Justicia, declaró culpable al exvicepresidente del desaparecido Consejo de la Judicatura y Carrera Judicial, Teodoro Bonilla.

Bonilla fue declarado culpable del delito de tráfico de influencias agravado en perjuicio de la administración pública ya que intervino en la resolución dictada a favor de su familiar Dennys Donadyn Bonilla García, acusado de almacenamiento ilegal de armas y municiones comerciales.

El exfuncionario guardaba arresto domiciliario en su casa ubicada en Tegucigalpa, capital de Honduras.

Una de las pruebas determinantes en la sentencia dictada por el Tribunal fue la revelación de una serie de conversaciones telefónicas que Bonilla realizó a las juezas Delmy López y Liz María Núñez para presionarlas.

Gracias a estas escuchas, la Fiscalía pudo determinar que el acusado sostenía un amorío con una de las juezas.

Teodoro Bonilla será remitido a un centro penal de Tegucigalpa, además se le impuso una multa de 200 mil a 300 mil lempirasLa audiendia de individualización de la pena se celebrará en el próximo mes de agosto.


          Dos hombres se declaran amor en público en San Pedro Sula   

La Prensa

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Un hecho curioso se presentó hoy dentro de un centro comercial en San Pedro Sula, cuando una pareja se declaró amor en público con la tradicional escena romántica de proponer matrimonio.

Lo que ha causado sorpresa es que la pareja es de dos hombres, a lo que la ciudad no está acostumbrada.

La pareja de Henry Rodríguez y Klass Rodríguez al mostrarse en público.

El momento fue captado en video y, como se esperaba, se ha viralizado en las redes sociales provocando todo tipo de comentarios.

En las imágenes se observa a uno de ellos arrodillado ante el otro para pedirle matrimonio, aunque en este país no está legalizado el matrimonio entre el mismo sexo.

La misma pareja anunciaron su relación en la red social de Facebook donde cada de ellos se identifica como Henry Rodríguez quien es licenciado en educación y Klass Rodríguez, médico general.


          Importante convenio firman autoridades y representantes del transporte   

La Prensa

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Representantes del transporte de carga del país firmaron este viernes un convenio con autoridades del Instituto Hondureño de Transporte Terrestre (Ihtt).

El convenio de cooperación contempla la instalación de básculas móviles en los principales ejes carreteros.

Se estiman 12 básculas móviles en la primera etapa.

Las primeras se instalarán en julio.

Cuatro heridos deja volcamiento en carretera hacia Valle de Ángeles"El Instituto Hondureño del Transporte adquiere una obligación en la Ley del Transporte Terrestre publicada el 30 de marzo de 2016, que establece que el instituto es el obligado a desplegar y operar un sistema de pesos y dimensiones a nivel nacional, esa obligación se le impone al Instituto porque actualmente no hay ni una tan sola báscula del Estado que esté prestando el servicio de pesaje en ningún eje carretero del país", dijo Roberto Zacapa, comisionado presidente del Ihtt.

Más de cien mil carros de carga pesada hay en el país.


          Declaran inocente de corrupción a exministro Saro Bonano   

La Prensa

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

La Corte Suprema de Justicia declaró inocente al exministro de Obras Públicas, Transporte y Vivienda, José Rosario Bonano este viernes en los Tribunales de Tegucigalpa por los delitos de Fraude y Abuso de autoridad.

La Fiscalía Especial contra la Corrupción acusó a Bonano por irregularidades en el proyecto "Construcción y pavimentación, carretera la Esperanza-Marcala, sección II", ejecutado entre el 28 de julio de 2003 y el 30 de septiembra de 2009.

Según la Fiscalía, Bonano suscribió una serie de convenios con Roberto Andino Varela, representante de la constructora Consultoría y Construcción (Consulco), acción calificada como un incumplimiento de contrato.

La orden de captura contra el exministro fue girada a mediados de diciembre de 2014 y en 2015 "Saro" Bonano pagó una fianza de 13 millones de lempiras para defenderse en libertad, de los cuales cuatro millones se hicieron en efectivo y lo restante en bienes.

Fue hasta en junio de 2017 que inició el juicio oral y público contra el exfuncionario.

Según el dictamen de sentencia, Bonano y el contratista realizaron varias modificaciones al proyecto que significaron pérdidas millonarias para el Estado de Honduras.


          ¡Manos arriba!, la niña hondureña que sueña con ser policía   

La Prensa

Colón, Honduras.

Luciendo un uniforme azul celeste, un quepí y una insignia con su apellido, Lara, llegó la pequeña Anyely Andrea Lara a su escuela mostrando con orgullo a todos su más grande anhelo: llegar a ser una Oficial de la Policía Nacional de Honduras.

La niña vive en Sabá, departamento de Colón, y cursa el primer grado en la escuela Brassavola de la localidad donde su maestra le pidió que se vistiera de la profesión que le gustaría ejercer cuando sea mayor.

Su padre comenta que la pequeña Anyely siempre ha expresado su deseo de ser Policía por lo que en su casa están dispuestos a apoyarla para que vuelva su sueño realidad.

También el progenitor comentó que a la niña le gusta jugar con pistolas de juguete y tiene muy buena puntería.

Esperamos que Anyely pueda cumplir su sueño para que en unos años ayude a mantener el orden en la paz en nuestro querido país.

La niña asistió a la escuela luciendo un uniforme de la Policía Nacional.

La orgullosa niña estaba dispuesta a capturar a "los malos".


          Trabajadores del IHSS convocan plantón tras despido de 200 guardias de seguridad   

La Prensa

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Tras el anuncio del despido de más de 200 guardias de seguridad del Instituto Hondureños de Seguridad Social (IHSS), empleados de esa institutición anunciaron un plantón para esta tarde en San Pedro Sula y Tegucigalpa.

Un vocero indicó que con el despido se les están violentando los derechos laborales a las personas afectadas ya que algunos forman parte de organizaciones sindicales.

Además indicó que hay varias empresas de seguridad que le deben cantidades millonarias a la institución y que aun no han pagado afectando a los empleados que hoy serán despedidos.

El plantón está convocado para las 3:00 de la tarde de este viernes.

Por su parte, las autoridades del IHSS emitieron un comunicado en el que indican que las empresas se seguridad que ganaron la licitación para prestar el servicio en la institución están obligadas a contratar la totalidad del personal despedido.

Sin embargo, según los empleados, en la institución circula información que sólo se contratará a personas de 21 a 45 años, quedando los empleados de mayor edad fuera de las recontrataciones.

Los despidos fueron anunciados esta semana a través del Sindicato de Trabajados del IHSS (Sitraihss) generando el malestar dentro de la institución.


          Más de veinte estudiantes han muerto violentamente en Honduras en 2017   

La Prensa

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Al menos 23 estudiantes menores de 18 años han muerto de forma violenta en Honduras en lo que va de 2017, informó hoy la directora del Observatorio de la Violencia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma del país (UNAH), Migdonia Ayestas.

"En el 2017 se han registrado hasta la fecha 23 estudiantes de escuelas y colegios víctimas de la violencia", afirmó Ayestas a periodistas.

Señaló, además, que en el mismo período de 2016 murieron de manera violenta 32 estudiantes, un 28,1 % menos que los 23 contabilizados este año.

A pesar de la disminución de crímenes, Ayestas dijo que le preocupa la violencia de la que es víctima la juventud en Honduras, país que a diario registra un promedio de once homicidios, según reconocen las autoridades, que atribuyen gran parte de la ola de violencia que sufre el país a las pandillas y el crimen organizado.

En la última semana fueron secuestrados y asesinados dos estudiantes del Instituto Central Vicente Cáceres de Tegucigalpa, en hechos distintos.

Una alumna de 15 años fue hallada muerta a pedradas el pasado 23 de julio en un sector de Tegucigalpa, mientras otro estudiante de 18 años fue encontrado cuatro días después, también en la capital hondureña.

El portavoz del Ministerio Público, Carlos Morazán, dijo a periodistas que las autoridades investigan el asesinato de más de una veintena muertos en lo que va de 2017.

Señaló que la mayoría de los estudiantes fueron asesinados con armas de fuego, y aseguró que las autoridades hondureñas investigan las causas de muerte de estos jóvenes.

EFE


          Decomisan buses y taxis de la capital durante operativo   

Predios. Las unidades decomisadas ayer.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Once unidades del transporte público fueron decomisadas luego de varios operativos que se realizaron en la capital.

Seis son taxis, tres buses amarillos y dos de los llamados ejecutivos.

Estas acciones fueron ejecutadas por personal del Instituto Hondureño de Transporte Terrestre (IHTT), Dirección Policial de Investigaciones (DPI), Dirección Nacional de Vialidad y Transporte y la Fiscalía de Protección al Consumidor.

“Las unidades se decomisaron porque los conductores cometieron faltas graves y muy graves, los taxistas no portaban licencia de conducir ni papeles del vehículo”, informó Gustavo Dubón, inspector del IHTT.

Las faltas muy graves reciben una multa de 2,497.

12 lempiras.

El objetivo de los operativos es que los conductores del transporte público presten el servicio de forma legal, además de verificar que estos cumplan con los precios del pasaje.

No respetar el cobro en el caso de personas de la tercera edad es considerada una falta leve que tiene un costo de 1,248 lempiras.

Seguimiento.

En cada operativo, las unidades son inspeccionadas con el fin de asegurar que estas reúnan las condiciones necesarias para dar un buen servicio.

“Con frecuencia se hacen operaciones encaminadas para regular que se preste un buen servicio del transporte público en la ciudad”, expresó Sulay Ponce, comisario de la DPI.

Según las autoridades del IHTT, un promedio de 10 unidades son decomisadas cada vez que se realizan estas acciones en la ciudad, a nivel nacional se sancionan unas 30.


          JOH invita a demás países a una unión aduanera   

Encuentro. El presidente Juan Orlando Hernández junto a la canciller María Dolores Agüero y el mandatario salvadoreño
  Salvador Sánchez Cerén. En otras mesas el presidente Jimmy Morales de Guatemala y Guillermo Solís de Costa Rica . fotos: afp

San José, Costa Rica.

El presidente de Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández y su par salvadoreño, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, acordaron ayer “profundizar” la coordinación para la prevenir la violencia y controlar los delitos.

Los gobernantes sostuvieron una reunión bilateral durante la XLIX Cumbre del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (Sica), que se desarrolló ayer en San José, Costa Rica, donde “coincidieron en intercambiar las buenas prácticas que se están realizando en materia de prevención de la violencia”.

Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala mantienen un plan de seguridad conjunto mediante el cual los cuerpos policiales y las fiscalías intercambian información para el combate de las peligrosas pandillas y el narcotráfico.

Invitación.

Sánchez Cerén y Hernández también discutieron sobre comercio y la necesidad de “facilitar” el intercambio de bienes.

“La unión aduanera es un paso bueno para todos”.

Con esas palabras, Hernández hizo un llamado a los presidentes y jefes de Estado de Centroamérica para que se sumen a la iniciativa que ya inició Honduras y Guatemala desde el pasado lunes.

“Les invitamos a que sean parte de la unión aduanera”, les dijo el presidente Hernández a los mandatarios de la región que asistieron a la cumbre del Sica.

“He tenido que ver con tristeza largas filas de furgones, contenedores, personas para transitar de un país a otro.

Somos centroamericanos”, dijo Hernández, quien a renglón seguido manifestó: “empezamos con esta idea (unión aduanera) antes que los europeos”.

“Que ya no nos siga avanzando el tiempo sin tomar las decisiones que debimos tomar hace mucho tiempo y creo que vamos por buena dirección”, dijo.

Aprovechó su disertación ante los países representados en la Cumbre para invitar, “al presidente (Danilo) Medina, al presidente (Juan Carlos) Varela, a ver cómo nos involucramos en la unión aduanera”.

Omar Halleslevens, el ministro delegado por el presidente nicaragüense, Daniel Ortega, abogó por “acelerar la integración” de la región, más allá de lo económico.

El exvicepresidente dijo que “la integración económica es importante, pero parcial en el desarrollo de Centroamérica, por lo que hay que excitar la voluntad política para acelerar la integración”.

Nueva etapa.

El presidente Hernández indicó que la Cumbre del Sica se destacó de otras por la toma de decisiones, marcando una nueva etapa del organismo regional, más positiva y de resultados necesarios para los pueblos de la región.

“Luego de cerca de 60 años de haber iniciado el proceso de unión regional, para Honduras y Guatemala es una realidad”.


          Fiscalía pide hasta nueve años de prisión para Teodoro Bonilla   

acusado. El exfuncionario Teodoro Bonilla cuando llegaba ayer a los tribunales de justicia.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

El Ministerio Público pidió ayer una sentencia condenatoria entre seis y nueve años de prisión para Teodoro Bonilla.

A su vez, la Fiscalía demanda que el exvicepresidente del extinto Consejo de la Judicatura sea inhabilitado de su profesión.

El profesional del derecho es acusado del delito de tráfico de influencias consumado en el denominado caso Shalom.

PenaLa Fiscalía pidió la pena máxima para el exvicepresidente del Consejo de la Judicatura por tráfico de influencias consumado, la cual es entre seis y nueve años de prisión.

El juicio oral incoado contra el exconsejero está por terminar, anoche se suspendió la etapa de conclusiones.

En medio del juicio, Bonilla dijo: “Que me declaren inocente porque siempre lo he sido”.

Para hoy está programado que el juez emita el fallo absolutorio o condenatorio contra el imputado.

El juicio se desarrolla en la sala tres de juicios orales de la Corte Suprema de Justicia.

Opinión.

El vocero de la Misión de Apoyo Contra la Corrupción e Impunidad en Honduras (Maccih), Juan Jiménez Mayor, alabó que la Fiscalía haya solicitado la pena máxima para Bonilla.

“Responsabilidad de Bonilla es grave en tráfico de influencias para liberar a parientes por lavado (de activos).

Gran trabajo de investigación de la Fiscalía”, escribió Jiménez en su cuenta de Twitter.

AmparoDos juezas están vinculadas en el caso.

Delmy López y Liz Núñez se negaron a declarar en el desarrollo del juicio amparadas en el artículo 88 de la Constitución de la República.

También cuestionó que las juezas vinculadas en el caso se presentaran en el juicio, pero no dieran su declaración.

Se trata de las juezas Delmy López y Liz María Núñez, quienes prefirieron quedarse en silencio.

Escuchas.

El miércoles, durante el desarrollo del juicio contra Bonilla, salieron a relucir escuchas de llamadas telefónicas, donde él presionaba a las juezas a que favorecieran a sus familiares señalados en el caso Shalom.

También se conoció que el exfuncionario tuvo un amorío con una de las dos juezas.

El vocero de la Maccih manifestó que pruebas de interceptación telefónicas son válidas y suficientes para establecer la responsabilidad.


          Calculan 3.5 millones de hogares pobres en Honduras   

Pobreza. Familia hondureña viviendo en casa de cartón.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

En Honduras continúa habiendo una alta incidencia de pobreza.

De acuerdo con datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE), en 2016 el 60.

9% de los hondureños vivía en pobreza y el 38.

4%, en extrema pobreza, en su mayoría en el área urbana.

A la fecha, las cifras no han cambiado.

Ismael Zepeda, investigador del Foro Social de la Deuda Externa de Honduras (Fosdeh), dijo que aunque los hondureños tengan un trabajo, difícilmente pasarán de “ser pobre a ser clase media, de ser clase media a ser rico”.

Explicó que en los últimos 15 años el Estado ha erogado 450,000 millones de lempiras en la estrategia para reducir la pobreza, pero hasta el momento no se observan avances.

“Antes eran dos millones de hogares los que estaban en pobreza, ahora estamos hablando de más de tres y medio millones de hogares que se encuentran en esta condición”, informó.

Datos del INE señalan que desde 2001 hasta 2016, el país redujo en 2.

8% la pobreza y 5.

8% las condiciones de extrema pobreza.


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          Far-Right Christian Terrorist Burns Muslims’ Faces With Acid   
Police are looking for a suspect with face tattoos after two cousins were sprayed with acid, but mainstream media refuses to call the white Christian terrorist a terrorist. Jameel Muhktar and Resham Khan were left […]
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          NieR: Automata y Batman: Arkham Knight funcionan en Switch gracias a una app   
Así es Rainway, que se sincronizará con nuestro PC.

Durante nuestra cobertura del E3, os hablamos de Rainway. Rainway es una app que nos permitirá disfrutar de nuestros juegos de PC en varios dispositivos como consolas. Ahora, su creador, nos ofrece un vistazo a cómo funciona en Nintendo Switch.

Streaming de juegos con hasta 60fps y 1080p de resolución


Andrew Sampson, desarrollador a la aplicación, ha mostrado dos juegos concretos en funcionamiento: NieR: Automata y Batman: Arkham Knight. En dos vídeos cortos que ha distribuido en su cuenta de Twitter, Sampson nos ayuda a comprender el sistema de la aplicación, que ejecuta los videojuegos en PC y los retransmite a otro dispositivo, en este caso, Nintendo Switch. Más allá de las configuraciones gráficas que tengamos en nuestro PC, lo cierto es que Rainway -que usa el navegador de la consola en estos momentos-, presentará el juego a 1080p o 720p y es capaz de mostrar hasta 60fps en su streaming.



Su desarrollador confía en que Nintendo apruebe la aplicación en la eShop, pero se mantiene bastante escéptico dado los antecedentes de la firma japonesa, muy recelosa con este tipo de contenido. No obstante, hoy se había mostrado reticente a llevar sus sagas al PC.



NieR: Automata y Batman: Arkham Knight funcionan en Switch gracias a una app
          Aborted: : Premiere Title Track From New EP, "Bathos", out Friday, July 7   
ABORTED have unveiled the title track from their forthcoming two-track EP, "Bathos", due out via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on July 7, 2017. A very fine example of ABORTED's development from a Belgium death metal underground act to one of the most influential and most consistent extreme metal acts today, take a listen to "Bathoss" streaming in the static video below:
Pre-order their offering of flawlessly executed brutal, technical, sick and dark death metal now at https://smarturl.it/AbortedBathos
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          Speedway Reaches Hess Halfway Mark   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author(s): 
Greg Lindenberg

          The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress   

I’m sponsoring the Fair Representation Act because Congress is broken. It is hyper-partisan. It is far too polarized. The FRA creates a structure where members of Congress are incentivized to work together. This is the right thing to do to give voters the strong voice that they deserve in our elections.

--Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08)

On June 26, 2017, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3057: The Fair Representation Act. He was joined by co-sponsors Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ro Khanna (D-CA). This is a historic moment. The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to reforming congressional elections in United States history. It would truly realize the vision of the House of Representatives as “The People’s House.”

The Fair Representation Act

FairVote has called for expanding the use of multi-winner ranked choice voting in United States elections since its founding 25 years ago. Ranked choice voting can replace the broken, zero-sum, winner-take-all system - in which the biggest group of voters in a district are the only ones earning representation - with fair representation for all. In this era of fierce partisan divisions, nowhere needs this change more than the House of Representatives.

RCV-ballot-09.pngUnder the Fair Representation Act, every state would use ranked choice voting to elect its Representatives. Voters would be free to rank their choices without fear of “spoilers.” Instead of only one candidate winning with the most votes, several candidates would win based on how many votes they earn. For example, in a state like Oklahoma or Connecticut that elects 5 winners, 17% of voters can elect 1 of the 5 winners; 34% of voters can elect 2 of the 5 winners; and so on. A majority of voters can always elect a majority of seats, and everyone earns their fair share.

States that elect up to 5 winners will not need any districts at all. Larger states will use districts, but the districts will elect 3, 4, or 5 winners each. That means that a state like Massachusetts that elects 9 Representatives will divide into equal thirds, with each of the three districts electing 3 winners with ranked choice voting. To adopt a district map, these states will form independent redistricting commissions composed of ordinary state citizens (not politicians or lobbyists) who will operate transparently and hold hearings around the state to find the district map that makes the most sense for their state.

The use of ranked choice voting in multi-winner elections will transform the House of Representatives. The current system only allows the biggest group of voters in each district to win representation, all other voices are silenced. As a result, there are millions of voters who prefer Democrats stuck in safe Republican districts and millions of voters who prefer Republicans stuck in safe Democratic districts, women and people of color are under-represented, and everyone has too few choices. The Fair Representation Act can elevate those voices, giving them more power to elect candidates they support and who will go to Congress to work for them.

A Historic Moment

Under the Constitution, Congress has the responsibility to act when our federal elections are not working. It has acted on that responsibility many times in the past, passing laws changing how we elect Congress in 1842 (requiring single-winner districts), 1872 (equal populations per representative), 1901 (requiring that districts be “compact”), 1929 (repealing the requirement to use districts), and 1967 (re-imposing the requirement to use districts). It has been 50 years since Congress has acted in this arena, even as the current system fails to deliver on the promise of a representative House.

Representative Beyer has shown tremendous leadership in holding Congress to its constitutional responsibilities. The attention it attracted from the public demonstrates the hunger that voters have for a more empowering system. FairVote livestreamed Rep. Beyer’s press conference, which was viewed over 44,000 times and ultimately reached over 554,000 people.

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The day after the bill’s introduction, Rep. Beyer published an opinion piece in the Washington Post explaining why he introduced the Act. It begins “Democracy is in crisis. Even as the country is deeply divided along class and ideological lines, it seems to be unified in its frustration with our current brand of politics.” Other voices have also weighed in on the need for the Fair Representation Act, including:

As more media coverage happens in the coming days and weeks, we'll add it to the list on our website.

You Can Help the Fair Representation Act Gain Momentum

Now that the vehicle for transforming elections to the U.S. House of Representatives is a bill in Congress, you can help to move the conversation forward. Contact your Representative today to ask them to support the Fair Representation Act. You can find your Representative here, and email them a letter supporting the Fair Representation Act. A sample letter is provided here. You also could consider calling your Member, which increases their likelihood of responding. Better still would be to form a group to have a meeting with your Member and their district office staff. 

Finally, we want to keep adding names to our petition in support of the Act. We currently have over 1500 signatures. Please consider sharing the petition online and drawing people’s attention to our new video and our public resources, at FairRepresentation.com


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Amazon is offering all Prime members a free $10 credit if you stream any Free with Prime movie or TV show before the big day. Here's how to redeem that credit.
          JAY-Z: 4:44 – Der offizielle Livestream zum neuen Album!   
JAY-Z 4:44 Album Livestream

Machen wir es kurz. Wir haben lange gesucht und haben nun den Stream zu neuen JAY-Z Album mit dem Namen: 4:44 bekommen, den wir euch nicht vorenthalten wollen. Alle Tracks in voller Länge. Offiziell von Tidal. Keine MP3s, keine Raubkopien! Das hier ist der einzig originale Stream des neuen JAY-Z Album. Viel Spaß!  

Der Beitrag JAY-Z: 4:44 – Der offizielle Livestream zum neuen Album! erschien zuerst auf HYPES ARE US.


          The Secret to Legs with Size, Strength, and Endurance   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Aaron Anderton



          Machines VS. Free Weights II   

Machines are bad, there I said it again. How many of us join health clubs or purchase expensive home exercise equipment under the notion that the machine will protect our back, make the exercise easier or guarantee your results quicker. In sports and life for that matter if you are sitting on your butt or laying flat on your back you lost! , so why do we insist on exercising that way. We spend way too much of our existence sedentary, sitting, driving, typing, talking etc..

Has anyone noticed that the commonality of back problems from doing nothing (a traumatic), joint replacements and other injuries of non-traumatic origins continue to escalate?. Did anyone ever put two and two together and realize that maybe the way we have and are exercising is precipitating the problem. My last article went into some specifics on the traumatic forces that the joints experience using common machines. Research continues to emerge validating that most machines place the body and joints in such horrible positions that injury is inevitable.

So what is a health conscious exerciser to do, well, life moves so we better learn to exercise that way. Try performing your current exercise routine standing. That's right, chest presses, shoulder presses, arm exercises, rows all performed standing. This will enable you to engage all of your 'core' muscles, work on balance and lower extremity joint stability.

When was the last time you performed a standing squat, on one leg, on a ball or foam disk? What if you tried training the whole workout using an adjustable cable machine, standing?. Wait, I said machine, yes some machines or good. There are a few pieces out there that I like. If it has an adjustable cable or articulating arms, that we like. Why, simple it forces you to stand and that engages almost all of the core muscles, and as I've stated if you are standing you are using many more muscles than if your were sitting down. Machines that do not force you to remain in a set joint position and allow you to move as biomechanics dictate will by default give you a better and safer workout.

Lunges are one of the best exercises to do, anyone can argue for or against this, but combined with proper hip and leg stability / flexibility they are among the best. Try combining with shoulder presses, abduction, scaptions. You can also combine with bicep curls, torso rotations, stabilization movements, as you can tell the combinations are almost endless.

Dumbbells, almost beyond the scope of this article the amount of exercises you can perform. A ball, BOSU tm, floor and an adjustable bench is all you need.

Bands, yes almost as good as cables, they travel better and the exercises are almost endless. One word on bands, they are easier in the beginning and harder at the end of the movement. This changes the firing of the muscle slightly but they are still an excellent adjunct for fitness, and yes they force you to stand while using them.

What about the floor, generally there is very little floor space in a gym, got to fill it with machines. For the last few years the popularity of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and other movement techniques have become popular. Thanks to the baby boomers looking for alternatives for fitness these regimens have become mainstream. They all require a balance of breathing, flexibility, strength, postural awareness and muscular endurance. The message with these techniques is performed by themselves they are good, add strength training and aerobic conditioning and the package is complete.

Does this mean never train on a machine, absolutely not, many still provide a good isolation workout and for some with medical conditions machines allow a degree of safety. My point is that so many of us have spent so much time training wrong and placing our bodies in bad positions that we need to spend much of our time correcting the imbalances and injury that are already there. I tell a lot of my clients that people do not feel there arteries clogging but they sure know when the crushing chest pain starts. We spend much of our lives denying that injuries, both musculoskeletal and internal, will never happen to us, yet we consistently do things to encourage that damage to occur. Let's change how we think and exercise or you may end up laying flat on you back.

Bryan Fass, BA, ATCL, CSCS, NREMT-P



          AT&T to launch software-based 10G XGS-PON trial   
AT&T announced it will conduct a 10 Gbit/s XGS-PON field trial in late 2017 as it progresses with plans to virtualise access functions within the last mile network.

The next-generation PON trial is designed to deliver multi-gigabit Internet speeds to consumer and business customers, and to enable all services, including 5G wireless infrastructure, to be converged onto a single network.

AT&T noted that XGS-PON is a fixed wavelength symmetrical 10 Gbit/s passive optic network technology that can coexist with the current GPON technology. The technology can provide 4x the downstream bandwidth of the existing system, and is as cost-effective to deploy as GPON. As part of its network virtualisation initiative, AT&T plans to place some XGS-PON in the cloud with software leveraging open hardware and software designs to speed development.
AT&T has worked with ON.Lab to develop and test ONOS (Open Network Operating System) and VOLTHA (Virtual Optical Line Terminator Hardware Abstraction) software. This technology allows the lower level details of the silicon to be hidden. AT&T stated that it has also submitted a number of open white box XGS OLT designs to the Open Compute Project (OCP) and is currently working with the project to gain approval for the solutions.

The company noted that interoperability is a key element of its Open Access strategy, and prompted the creation of an OpenOMCI specification, which provides an interoperable interface between the OLT and the home devices. This specification, which forms a key part of software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV), has been distributed to standards and open source communities.



  • AT&T joined OCP in January 2016 to support its network transformation program. Earlier this year at the OCP Summit Edgecore Networks, a provider of open networking solutions and a subsidiary of Accton Technology, announced design contributions to OCP including a 25 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switch and high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet spine switch. The company also showcased new open hardware platforms.
  • At the summit, Edgecore displayed a disaggregated virtual OLT for PON deployment at up to 10 Gbit/ based on the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1 RU OLT specification that was contributed to the OCP Telco working group.
  • Edgecore's ASFvOLT16 disaggregated virtual OLT is based on the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1 RU OLT specification and features Broadcom StrataDNX switch and PON MAC SOC silicon, offering 16 ports of XGS-PON or NG-PON2, with 4 x QSFP28 ports and designed for next generation PON deployments and R-CORD telecom infrastructure.


          CDL Driver with HAZMAT (Upstream Chemicals) - Bakersfield CA - Baker Hughes - Bakersfield, CA   
A significant portion of this position’s duties are carried out in the field. Baker Hughes Incorporated has an opening for a Chemical/Treater Driver in...
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          GitHub flub spaffs 8Tracks database, 18 million accounts leaked   

Passwords were salted, so there's some comfort

A staffer of social music streaming site 8Tracks is having a really bad day: a bit of GitHub user carelessness has leaked 18 million accounts.…


          ZTE and China Mobile showcase 5G eMBB   
ZTE announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai the launch of a live 5G field test in Guangdong, deployed with China Mobile and designed to showcase an enhanced 5G Mobile Broadband (eMBB) experience using 100 MHz bandwidth and delivering a single-user rate of up to 2 Gbit/s.

China Mobile and ZTE conducted the 5G field test in Guangzhou University Town, selected to represent a typical high-traffic scenario and also a key 'pilot field' for enhancing the user experience in 5G eMBB scenarios. ZTE noted that its 3.5 GHz NR (new radio) base station product was used for the 5G field test in Guangzhou.

For the next stage of testing, the companies will carry out multi-site networking tests to evaluate wireless coverage, throughput, mobility, delay and other 5G networking indicators.

As one of China Mobile's strategic 5G partners, ZTE is providing the operator with a range of products, including 5G RANs and virtual core networks (VCNs). In addition, ZTE has been providing support for research covering key technologies, the definition of product specifications and testing of pilot networks to help China Mobile meet its strategic goals.

ZTE and China Mobile have previously carried out collaboration in the areas of 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as currently into 5G. As part of this work, in 2016 ZTE signed a 5G strategic cooperation memorandum with China Mobile, and ZTE's Pre5G massive MIMO base stations have been deployed into the existing network of China Mobile.


* In February this year, ZTE, Qualcomm and China Mobile jointly announced that they planned to conduct interoperability tests based on 5G NR specifications and over the air (OTA) field tests designed to facilitate large-scale verification and commercialisation of the 5G NR technology. ZTE noted that in 2017 it initiated the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) project, a core element of the 5G NR program.

* Recently, ZTE and China Mobile Quanzhou Branch announced the commercial deployment of 3D-MIMO, also termed Pre5G massive MIMO, in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian province. ZTE stated that with 16 commercial terminals connected, it achieved single-carrier downlink peak cell rate of 730 Mbit/s, with a single-carrier 16-stream downlink peak rate using 3D-MIMO of up to 700 Mbit/s. In addition, a three-carrier rate of up to 2.1 Gbit/s was achieved.


          Owarimonogatari – pojawił się teaser dwuczęściowego specialu anime.   
Podczas streamowanej na żywo imprezy wyemitowano drugie PV nowego anime Owarimonogatari, będącego adaptacją 3 tomu powieści NisioIsina. O jego produkcji poinformowano w kwietniu (przegapiłem – gomen). Special ma się pojawić w dwóch częściach a jego premierę zaplanowano na 12 i 13 sierpnia. Trzeci tom obejmuje wątki Mayoi Hell, Hitagi Rendezvous i Ōgi Dark.   Pierwsze …
          Sakura Quest – pojawiło się PV 2 części serialu, ujawniono tytuły i wykonawców nowych OP i ED.   
Oficjalna strona anime Sakura Quest streaming PV drugiej części serialu. Jego tłem muzycnzym jest wykonywana przez grupę (K)NoW_NAME nowy openingowy utwór Lupinus. Grupa jest także wykonawcą endingowej Baby’s Breath. Preemiera drugiej części nastąpi 5 lipca. Oryginalny serial powstaje w studio P.A. Works w reżyserii Sōichiego Masui. Jego bohaterkami są pracujące dla małej (gminnej ?) agencji …
          Uchia ge Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka? – pojawił się teaser, ujawniono wykonawczynię przewodniego utworu filmu anime.   
Oficjalna strona anime Uchia ge Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka? rozpoczęła streaming teasera. Wideo i strona ujawniły także, że przewodnią Uchia ge Hanabi wykona raperka DAOKO. DAOKO jest także wykonawczynią wewnętrznego utworu Forever Friends. Film anime powstaje w studio Shaft w reżyserii Akiyukiego Shinbō jako adaptacja aktorskiego filmu Shunjiego Iwai (z …
          Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita – pojawiło się długie PV anime.   
YT kanał magazynu W Comics ZR rozpoczął streaming nowego (długiego) PV anime Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita. (There Was a Beast Inside the Skirt.). Podobnie jak w poprzednich, tłem muzycznym jest wykonywana przez Saki Hazuki przewodnia secret. Anime powstaje w studio Magic Bus w reżyserii Mitsutaki Noshitaniego jako adaptacja romansowej mangi dla dorosłych Hanamluo, …
          Richmond coach wants AFL tribunal process streamlined after Houli saga   

Richmond is looking to put the rigmarole of Bachar Houli's suspension in the rear-view mirror, while AFL chief Gillon McLachlan says he hopes Houli is not blamed for the tribunal's mistake.


          Various – Inner Peace (Rare Spiritual Funk & Jazz Gems)   
Image: 1609761 WEWANTSOUNDS are back with a superb selection of Spiritual Jazz and Funk grooves from legendary Producer BOB SHAD’s Mainstream Records catalogue. Many sought-after tracks here have never been reissued and will delight all the crate diggers worldwide.

Bob Shad was one of the greatest music producers of the 20th century, having worked with all the music giants you can think of, from Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to Sarah Vaughan, Lightnin' Hopkins, The Platters and Janis Joplin to name just a few. "Bobby Shad was a legend in our family" says his grandson Judd Apatow who, together with his sister Mia, still looks after Shad's back catalogue, Mainstream Records.
Like his peers, jazz producers Creed Taylor and Bob Thiele, Shad went independent in the 60s and by the early 70s, he was producing a string of superb albums mixing Spiritual Jazz with Funk and Soul. These albums are now being rediscovered by new generation of Soul and Jazz lovers hooked on the music of Kamasi Washington and Shabaka Hutchings.
Recorded between 1971 and 73,  the Fender-Rhodes-drenched tracks on INNER PEACE showcase Shad's unique Deep Jazz sound. They feature such revered musicians as Harold Land, Roy Haynes and Frank Foster, together with a younger generation of talented musicians led by Buddy Terry, Dave Hubbard and LaMont Johnson.
Here they are accompanied by the cream of 70s jazz session musicians including Bernard Purdie, Buster Williams, Eddie Henderson, Mtume, Stanley Clarke, and Cecil Bridgewater.
The Mainstream catalogue has been sampled by a long list of revered DJs and Hip Hop producers over the years. Roy Haynes’ ‘Senyah’ was sampled by De La Soul on ‘Pony Ride’ and Shelly Manne’s short outro, ‘Infinity’ forms the unmissable backbone of Jeru The Damaja’s all-time Hip Hop classic, ‘Come Clean’. A fitting tribute to the supreme sound of producer Bob Shad.
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2 Hadley Caliman - Cigar Eddie 1971
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2 Pete Yellin - Mebakush 1972
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2 Sonny Red Love Song 1971
3 LaMont Johnson- Libra’s Longing 1972
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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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          New Zealand vs. British & Irish Lions: Start Time, Live Stream for 2017 1st Test   

The British and Irish Lions face their toughest examination of the 2017 tour of New Zealand so far on Saturday, as they take on the All Blacks in the first of three Test matches.

The Lions are coming off a win over Super Rugby side Chiefs but have already suffered losses against Blues and Highlanders, while the hosts are coming off a huge 78-0 win over Samoa.

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Test:

Date: Saturday, June 24

Time: 8:35 a.m. BST/3:35 a.m. ET

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (UK)

Live Stream: Sky Go

     

Preview

The Lions haven't faced New Zealand since 2005, when the All Blacks easily swept their opponents aside. After some great showings in 2016, the hosts are again the clear favourites entering this series.

With 14 wins in their last 15 Tests―only Ireland have knocked them off their perch―the All Blacks are in sensational form.

As reported by Patrick McKendry of the New Zealand Herald, Lions head coach Warren Gatland knows his team will have to play at a high level to have any chance of winning: 

"To play the All Blacks you have to be bold, you have to take risks. We've been saying that to the players and encouraging them. ... We know we've got to be courageous coming here. We know we have to be bold and play some positive rugby."

With Billy Vunipola and Ben Youngs no longer in the squad, the Lions have taken some hits during the tour. The visitors still boast tremendous talent―replacing scrum-half Youngs with a star such as Greig Laidlaw is a unique luxury―but the same holds true for the All Blacks.

Ardie Savea will move to the bench to make way for the returning Kieran Read, who will captain the side. Rieko Ioane, the 20-year-old who faced the Lions for the Blues, will also start, per the team's official website.

Gatland, a native Kiwi, has hinted at a more adventurous tactical plan as opposed to the team's reliance on the breakdown and kicking game, but given the All Blacks' incredible ability on the counter and strength out wide, that may not be such a great idea.

New Zealand haven't lost a Test at Eden Park since 1994. The All Blacks have no real weaknesses and shouldn't be troubled too much by a good Lions squad that has been too inconsistent so far during their tour.

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

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

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

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Then introduced 2009-2014 Global and China Potassium Perchlorate capacity production market share supply demand shortage import export consumption etc. It was also listed Potassium Perchlorate upstream raw materials , downstream analysis and Potassium Perchlorate marketing channels industry development trend and proposals. In the end, The report introduced Potassium Perchlorate new project SWOT analysis Investment feasibility analysis investment return analysis and also given related research conclusions and development trend analysis on China Potassium Perchlorate industry. In a word, it was a depth research report on China Potassium Perchlorate industry.

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

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

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

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

Part IV
Chapter Fourteen Potassium Perchlorate Industry Development Proposals
14.1 Macroeconomic Development Countermeasures
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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino Acids Calcium Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/15/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled "2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino acids calcium Industry." The report is prepared by industry experts that provide intuitive knowledge to numerous market participants.

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Here are five "good for you" foods that will fill you full of nutrients, fill you up (to help you lose weight easier and quicker), and provide plenty of antioxidant fighting power to help prevent disease -- even the simple common cold.




1. Papaya




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Papaya is also an excellent source of natural digestive enzymes. Giving your digestive system a little help with your 5-6 meals a day eating pattern is a smart thing to do. Folic acid is another strong point for papaya as it contains 15% of the USRDA.




2. Kiwi




The strange little fruit in the fuzzy brown wrapper imported from New Zealand proves that good things come in small packages. Each sweet and tangy kiwi fruit provides 100% of the USRDA for vitamin C and 12% of your daily fiber requirement. For a powerful antioxidant punch, kiwi fruit is right up there at the top of the list.




3. Essential Fats




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Finally, don't be scared of the word fat. This type of fat actually helps you lose fat. Salud!




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And it's in the "helping you lose fat" department where it shines. You see, almost all dairy foods contain a very powerful substance called CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). Numerous studies have revealed the powerful fat-inducing and muscle building effects of this compound.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.

Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.

Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat. 

I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it. 

And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station. 

So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.

Or so I thought.

When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.

"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"

A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,

"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"

When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.

My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours. 

I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off. 

"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"

Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.

"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"

"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"

"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"

"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"

"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."

"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"

"It's Air India, not All India Radio."

"Yeah, same difference."

"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"

"You both have life insurance, right?"

"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"

"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."

All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram. 

"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"

So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions. 

All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off. 

I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!

My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted. 

The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge. 

At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"

As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl. 

Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,

"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember. 

A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.

Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.

We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,

"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."

I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.

This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.

Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.

There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.

That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.

When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,

"You can go."

He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.

So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?

Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said, 

"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"

I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.

Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.

There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men. 

The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.

 Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new. 

When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel. 

There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there. 

Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one.   The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway. 

As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine. 

Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel. 

And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.

Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime. 

I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.

So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was. 

Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing. 

Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that. 

You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.

Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight. 

Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door. 

I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.

I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.

I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place. 

We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.

Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.

Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green. 

And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics. 

It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.

A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.  

When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.

As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever. 

Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.

I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.

The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.

When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT"....to any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?

The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.

We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.

It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.

Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.

Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?

I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.

While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.

Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?

But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.

When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.

Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.

As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!

Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.

I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.

The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"

We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".

And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.

Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.

Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.

The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,

"Ah! London!"



          Problem with Seth MacFarlane - He Insists Upon Himself   
Last night was Oscar night. For a couple of weeks leading up to it, I was tweeting about how choosing Seth MacFarlane to host the Oscars was a horrible mistake because he was overrated, unfunny, and by and large a talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did. Many people, especially Family Guy fanbois, responded with indignation.

But then, last night was Oscar night. The mainstream press reviews as well as the overall twitter feedback was unanimous - Seth MacFarlane sucked!

And he was bound to suck. Because he is an overrated, unfunny, and a by and large talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did.

Here's the problem with Seth MacFarlane.

Apart from being overrated, unfunny, and a by and large talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did.

His jokes are just a manifestation of his immense self-indulgence and a meta-idea of how funny his jokes are supposed to be seen as.

His jokes aren't funny because of their content or humor quotient. He thinks his jokes are funny BECAUSE he thinks he is being so cool and edgy and counter-cultural by the virtue of the topics he is addressing. So it isn't so much what the joke is saying that is supposed to amused us, but the topic of the joke itself. Seth thinks that we should find any joke he makes about topic X funny only because most straight laced people wouldn't dare joke about topic X, and he was cool enough to do so.

Except, that's not what makes jokes funny. Or that's not all that makes jokes funny. Yes, there is an edgy appeal to tackling subjects that most straight laced people wouldn't dare joke about. But the jokes themselves have to be funny and clever. Let me give you an example from last night.

Talking about Lincoln, Seth said, "”I would argue that the actor who got most inside Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth.”

I yawned. And when he got a lukewarm response from the audience, Seth's reaction was "too soon?"

No, Seth, I don't personally think joking about an assassination that happened almost a century and a half ago is "too soon". The problem isn't that your joke was "too soon". It's that the joke was simply way too lazy, pedestrian, and something you expect to hear in 3rd rate comedy clubs with 2-drink minimums. It's an oh-so-predictable use of the "getting into one's head" metaphor and the fact that Booth was an actor.

When I find something funny, it's because someone made an observation and phrased it in a way I never would have thought of myself. And I wish I had. This joke was just lazy and stupid. If MacFarlane chooses to believe that he got a poor response because the joke was somehow edgy, politically incorrect, or whatever, he is just deluding himself.

And that's the problem with Family Guy too. For the first 3 seasons, Family Guy was a reasonably funny show. It had amusing and reasonably novel storylines supported by quirky characters, and frequent pop-culture references.

Then maybe MacFarlane ran out of story ideas. The show just became consumed by those pop-culture references. So just making a joke about topic X was supposed to be the amusing part, forget what the actual joke was. Family Guy decided that it was somehow the premier voice of wise-ass counter-culture. Which, well, it could have been. If it had written funny jokes. But it didn't.

MacFarlane decided that a joke would be funny just because it used a random topical or pop-culture reference. And 4th season onward, you could see these randomly unfunny jokes coming a mile away. The writing process itself got distinctly lazy. Something that South Park accurately spoofed -



To use Family Guy and Peter Griffin's own poorly phrased words, when it comes to making topical or pop-culture jokes, the show "insists upon itself".

And essentially, that's what MacFarlane did at the Oscars. He insisted upon himself. He insisted that by the virtue of who he was and the topics he was tackling, he should be hailed as a comedic genius. It was as if manatees were picking up random supposedly controversial pop culture references, and adding random nouns and verbs to make it a joke. And if we didn't find his jokes funny, we were just moldy curmudgeons who were too stuck up to get the jokes.

Seth MacFarlane doesn't realize that whether someone finds the selection of topics too risque or not (and I never have), his jokes simply aren't funny anymore. And that's what led to him bombing so badly at the Oscars. He thinks his limited fake voices and accents can inject an illusion of humor into his lazy jokes.

But all he does is, he insists upon himself.

          The Indian Collective Conscience's Blind Spot for Racism/Discrimination   
A 2009 issue The latest issue of Outlook has this cringe-inducing article by Diepiriye Kuku, an African American (and presumably gay) PhD student in Delhi. There's nothing new about stories of discrimination faced by Africans or African-Americans or North-East Indians in major Indian cities. These instances are real and shameful. But for me, the most hard-hitting portion was not the one where Kuku describes the specific instances of discrimination he's faced (as shameful as they were), but this

Outside of specific anchors of discourse such as Reservations, there is no consensus that discrimination is a redeemable social ill. This is the real issue with discrimination in India: her own citizens suffer and we are only encouraged to ignore situations that make us all feel powerless. Be it the mute-witnesses seeing racial difference for the first time, kids learning racism from their folks, or the blacks and northeasterners who feel victimised by the public, few operate from a position that believes in change.
Bingo! Kuku has put in words an issue I have been discussing with friends for several years now.

When I tweeted this story, I got a few responses which said "yes, but Indians are also discriminated against in the West" and "Blacks face discrimination even in America, not just India" and "Discrimination is a universal human trait, so why single out India?" That last bit is valid. Discrimination or xenophobia is indeed a universal trait. We have all heard of people discriminating against outsiders or minorities all over the world. India is definitely not unique in that regard.

Where India is unique.....well I shouldn't say unique....but different from societies at least in the West, is the way its collective conscience views racism, or more broadly discrimination against those belonging to groups that aren't part of the "mainstream". We have a major blind spot there.

In the West, yes, everyday there are instances of discrimination on the basis of race and sexuality. But in the West, the collective conscience, or the social discourse recognizes that this is wrong. People use the term "politically correct" like a pejorative. But in the West, it is not considered politically correct by the society to come out and say that some races are inferior. Or that gays are inferior or abominations. Yes, some nutcases say that but in the West, the mainstream collective opinion holds the ideal of equality very dear.

That is largely missing in India. There is no general understanding that saying someone is inferior based on their race or sexuality is wrong. It does exist, in some degree, when it comes to caste. While casteism is still prevalent in India in various forms, the general collective discourse recognizes that saying certain castes are inferior is wrong. The opponents of racism using "merit" is often a code for implied inferiority, but even the use of that code is a "thank heavens for small mercies" byproduct of that Indian collective conscience as least recognizing casteism as wrong.

But when it comes to racism or homophobia, the Indian collective conscience still has a blind spot. Most Indians feel no compunctions in saying that a particular race is inferior or that gays are "unnatural" or "sick" or "disgusting". We humans may never be able to completely rid ourselves of xenophobia and discrimination, the way we may never be able to rid ourselves of murder and rape. But we can take a step in the right direction by at least getting our collective consciences to recognize that xenophobia or discrimination is wrong, just the way murder and rape.

India is yet to take that step. It is lagging behind the West by some decades. The West's conscience wasn't always enlightened. Before the 60s, it was perfectly acceptable to say in public that blacks are inferior and so should be segregated. Even until the 70s and early 80s, it was perfectly acceptable in the West to treat gays as abominations or mutations. But that isn't the case now. The Western conscience has moved and continues to move in the right direction.

I hope India's collective conscience does too. And soon.



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          OSS Leftovers   
  • AT&T Passive Optical Network Trial to Test Open Source Software

    AT&T is set trial 10-gigabit symmetric passive optical network technology (XGS-PON), tapping its growing virtualization and software expertise to drive down the cost of next-generation PON deployments.

    The carrier said it plans to later this year conduct the XGS-PON trial as part of its plan to virtualize access functions within the last mile network. Testing is expected to show support for multi-gigabit per second Internet speeds and allow for merging of services onto a single network. Services to be supported include broadband and backhaul of wired and 5G wireless services.

  • Intel Begins Prepping Cannonlake Support For Coreboot

    The initial commit happening this morning that is mostly structuring for the Cannonlake SoC enablement and some boilerplate work while more of the enablement is still happening. Landing past that so far is the UART initialization while more Cannonlake code still has yet to land -- this is the first of any post-Kabylake code in Coreboot.

  • Windstream Formally Embraces Open Source

    Windstream is dipping its toe into the open source waters, joining the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP), its first active engagement in open source. (See Windstream Joins ONAP.)

    The announcement could be the sign of broader engagement by US service providers in the open source effort. At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in May, a CenturyLink speaker said his company is also looking closely at ONAP. (See Beyond MANO: The Long Walk to Network Automation.)

    Windstream has been informally monitoring multiple open source efforts and supporting the concept of open source for some time now, says Jeff Brown, director of product management and product marketing at Windstream. The move to more actively engage in orchestration through ONAP was driven by the growing influence of Windstream's IT department in its transition to software-defined networking, he notes.

  • Why Do Open Source Projects Fork?

    Open source software (OSS) projects start with the intention of creating technology that can be used for the greater good of the technical, or global, community. As a project grows and matures, it can reach a point where the goals of or perspectives on the project diverge. At times like this, project participants start thinking about a fork.

    Forking an OSS project often begins as an altruistic endeavor, where members of a community seek out a different path to improve upon the project. But the irony of it is that forking is kind of like the OSS equivalent of the third rail in the subway: You really don’t want to touch it if you can help it.

  • Mozilla Employee Denied Entry to the United States [iophk: "says a lot about new Sweden"]

    Daniel Stenberg, an employee at Mozilla and the author of the command-line tool curl, was not allowed to board his flight to the meeting from Sweden—despite the fact that he’d previously obtained a visa waiver allowing him to travel to the US.

    Stenberg was unable to check in for his flight, and was notified at the airport ticket counter that his entry to the US had been denied.

  • Print your own aquaponics garden with this open source urban farming system

    Aquapioneers has developed what it calls the world's first open source aquaponics kit in a bid to reconnect urban dwellers with the production of their food.

  • The story behind Kiwix, an offline content provider

    Kiwix powers offline Wikipedia and provides other content to users, like all of the Stack Exchange websites.

  • Systemd flaw leaves many Linux distros open to attack

          Comment on I spy with my computer vision eye… Wally? Waldo? by Mind the Leap   
Those articles do a good job of summarising the positive side of what has been achieved (improved classification and prediction) and presenting the point that there is a lot more to intelligence than has been demonstrated so far. Though, as I mention above, a great thing about Hinton's deep learning systems is that they can generate images (and probably sounds) from incomplete or noisy input images, or by exciting high-level neurons that represent that class. Although being able to recognise images or sounds alone makes for pretty shallow "understanding". I think further advances might start to occur when they start trying to mix multiple sensory streams: particularly vision and sound, but eventually tactile senses as well. This could easily be achieved with the minimal changes to the current designs of deep learning architectures. If we can have the machine be shown an image, and it spontaneously generate speech that says what object it recognises, some people would find that a bit eerie. This would approximate playing the naming game with a child. If we could tell the robot a story, and in its "mind" it spontaneously starts generating images that represent the story, we could say that the machine is actually on the way to having a genuine "understanding" of the story. As I describe in this post, advances might also be achieved by expanding the perceptual applications to include things like motion perception: often visible as objects changing position, scale or rotation. One thing that is less obvious, is how to apply deep learning to motion control of robots. That's something I'm still thinking about. Even though I can see great potential in deep learning, I can still see some significant obstacles. Deep learning still uses iterative training techniques, which despite being quicker than they were, are still a far cry from being able to briefly see a person or object once, and then recognising that person or object from obscure angles and distances moments later. Something that people can (sometimes) do very well. Though this might be easily taken care of with some complementary memory processes (much as it seems to be in the brain). And even if current systems for deep learning turns out to have some fatal flaw in being applicable to simulating intelligence, I think the cat is very nearly out of the bag. The neocortex has largely the same structure all over the brain, and we have reasonably good approximations for many of the less regular areas of the brain. So, in my opinion it is only a matter of time before we have intelligent machines. Or machines "intelligent" enough to do most of what we've ever wanted them to, though with certain physical constraints withstanding.
          African beauty to shine from Under the Trees   

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


          grilled pizza   

Before we snuck a grill onto our balcony one glorious day last May, I would regularly show up at friends-with-grills homes with prepared pizza dough and a few toppings in the summer; I love grilled pizza so much that I’d feed a crowd just to get my fix. It was one of the first things I made when we bought our own. The benefits of cooking pizza outside are manifold. With heat circulating all around the pizza and the dough resting on open grates instead of a flat tray, I find that you can get more texture — crisp on the outside but staying stretchy within — and flavor — charred spots that will immediately remind you of your favorite brick-oven pizzeria, without heating up your apartment, pretty much the last thing any of us want to do in the summer. Plus, it’s really quick. Once your dough is purchased or prepared, you could be eating your pizza in 10 minutes; not bad for a homemade dinner after a long day.

white and whole wheat flours, salt, yeastmix itit can help to drain canned tomatoes a littlewhat you'll need

I’ve already discussed at length my favorite homemade margherita — my preference is for mozzarella that is packed dry, not the fancy stuff in water (despite what you see in the early pictures; promise you’ll save the fancy, ultra-tender stuff for serving cold and fresh with appetizers and salads, please) and for “raw” sauces, blended from canned or fresh tomatoes with some liquid poured off and then doctored up and seasoned well, for the best flavor — and I follow the same rules here. In the oven but especially on the grill, you must keep your toppings thin, light, and pre-sautéed or they simply will not cook before the crust is done; it also leads to puddled and wet pizza tops, something I’m sure we’ve all experienced.

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          Google Home can finally act as a Bluetooth speaker   
Announced back at the Google I/O 2017, Bluetooth streaming for the Google Home speaker is now rolling out to users of the device. Google hasn’t made an official announcement, but Android Police spotted the new feature lodged within the Home app’s device setting. The option becomes available with the new system firmware version 90387. Previously […]
          Vice President/ AVP- Lead Application Support Analyst - BNP Paribas Personal Finance - Jersey City, NJ   
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           John Toland 的書《佔領日本》(Occupation);The Rising Sun ;Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography 等等   






 我們探討日本,因為在過去50年,台灣和日本都是以製造業為主導的;我們談的這半世紀的「SQCTQC」等的學習,其實就是我們自己的故事。我們遭遇到共同的恩澤和困境,如何「轉危為安」開創新局才是我們的著眼處。

...第二次世界大戰後的日本即為絕佳的例子。廢止軍隊,天皇之象徵化,警察權力之弱化,財閥之解體,透過農地改革而使小地主成為自耕農,對工會的獎勵,政治參與的擴大以及驅逐曾經協助戰爭的政治人物、官僚、企業家、評論者等,均成為主要的改革...就此意義而言,國際關係是界定國家與社會關係的根本。」(豬口 孝《國家與社會》劉黎兒譯,台北:時報出版,1992,第85-6頁。)
要了解19451949的日本情景,美軍為日本立憲,使其成為自由(某村落老師的解釋是「自主」「行動」)民主,軍法審判、兒女深情、愛恨情仇,美國決定將日本發展成亞洲的「工場大本營」(這使得財閥企業和資本主義結合)等等重要的社會背景,可參考小說: John Toland 《佔領日本》(Occupation)北京:中國社會科學出版社,【19871997
關於這一時期日本宏觀的經濟發展的一些基本認識,參考:
中村隆英編的《日本經濟史7--"計畫化""民主化"》北京:三聯書店,1997
安場保吉等編《日本經濟史8---高速增長》北京:三聯書店,1997



John Willard Toland (June 29, 1912 – January 4, 2004)[1] was an American writer and historian. He is best known for a biography ofAdolf Hitler[2] and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II-era Japan, The Rising Sun.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Willard Toland was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on this day in 1912.
"A hybrid of Prometheus and Lucifer.”
--from ADOLF HITLER: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY by John Toland
Toland's classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil effect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt. Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler. At a certain distance yet still with access to many of the people who enabled and who opposed the führer and his Third Reich, Toland strove to treat this life as if Hitler lived and died a hundred years before instead of within his own memory.


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"He was learning how to appeal to the basic needs of the average German ... His 'basic values and aims' were as reassuring as they were acceptable. His listeners could not possibly know that the 'reasonable' words were a mask for one of the most radical programs in the history of mankind, a program that would alter the map of Europe and affect the lives, in one way or another, of most of the people on Earth."
John Toland, Adolf Hitler
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil effect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt.
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The Rising Sun
Book by John Toland



The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936–1945, written by John Toland, was published by Random House in 1970 and won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It was republished by Random House in 2003.Wikipedia
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原書名是『太陽旗的升起』。大陸譯成『大日本帝國的衰亡』。台灣重新出版『帝國落日』。
網路上根本免費就可以下載。
約翰托蘭的此書,得力于妻子松村壽子的協助,曾獲普立茲獎。

             
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          Here’s A Bunch Of Patriotic-Ish Movies You Can Stream This Fourth Of July   
For many people, this Fourth of July long weekend is sure to be a busy one — Parades! Picnics! Parties! But when the fireworks have all stopped and you’ve been rendered immobile after consuming too many grilled things — or if you just need a few hours to not talk to your family and friends about the definition of “patriotism” …
          Today In Streaming TV: Charter Tests Skinny Bundle, CenturyLink Launches $45 Package   
The trend continues: As consumers increasingly cut the cord and back away from traditional pay-TV, they still want to watch content. And rather than let all the money go to Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube, cable and satellite companies are cautiously wading into the all-online world. This week, CenturyLink and possibly Charter are joining the fray. First up, CenturyLink. As …
          The New Food Movies and TV Shows to Stream in July — Stream, Eat, Repeat   

Just because you've made plans for beach days, picnics, and maybe a vacation if you're lucky, that doesn't mean you need to give up watching TV and movies. Get cozy next to the fan and get comfortable with your remote, because there's a ton of interesting stuff coming to various streaming services this month (yes, it's true Titanic is going to be on Netflix). I've rounded up all the new movies related to food that are going to be available, so you don't have to search.

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          Comment on Oregon takes limits off bass and other warm-water species by Ken McBroom   
Mr. McCoy, I live in a small community along the WA coast and I too am upset with this short-sighted regulation change. This kind of regulation is already on its way to WA. I am a bass club member and enjoy the greater fishing opportunities I have with all warm water species fishing. Having said that, I love fishing for salmon and steelhead, as well, and can be fishing for them within 5 minutes of my home. I think the OR regs change is being driven by commercials and native fishing interests to make the Columbia and its OR side tributaries a fishery to benefit themselves. Yes, the Law of Unintended Consequences (evolving from ignorance, subjectiveness, and greed mostly in this case) will meet up with Mother Nature which will not be outdone. Since when do we deserve regulatory agencies that think more about building revenue through heightened fees to anglers than properly managing the resources it is meant to preserve. The OR F&W officials call this "streamling" their regulations. Don't beleive it.
          视频演讲: Blink:阿里新一代实时计算引擎   

在开源大数据技术业界,第一代实时计算引擎是 Storm,随后出现了 Samza,近几年持续火爆的 Spark 也推出了 Spark Streaming,但我们更看好 Flink 这个新一代的纯流式计算引擎。阿里巴巴搜索技术团队从去年开始改进 Flink,并创建了阿里的 Flink 分支,线上服务了阿里集团内部搜索、推荐、广告和蚂蚁等核心实时业务,我们称之为 Blink 计算引擎。目前我们也已经在和 Flink 母公司 DataArtiscans 一起合作,将 Blink 的改进全部贡献回 Flink 社区,共同推进 Flink 社区的发展,本次分享将全面介绍阿里新一代实时计算引擎 Blink 对 Flink 的各项改进,并向大家分享 Blink 计算引擎在阿里内部的典型应用场景。

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          Saving Caesar   
A couple of weeks ago several Trump supporters disrupted the New York City Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” According to news reports, right-wing activist and Rebel Media’s Laura Loomer “livestreamed” herself rushing the stage. As seen in her video, Ms. Loomer rushed onto the Delacorte Theater stage during the scene where More
          Jeden Tag kommen neue Flüchtlinge ins Land…!   
Es wird nur nicht so intensiv in den Mainstream-Medien berichtet. Die Lawine rollt: Angelockt durch soziale Versprechungen, kommen immer mehr Armutsflüchtlinge nach Deutschland. Leicht entnervt entfuhr es der deutschen Bundeskanzlerin vor nicht ganz zwei Jahren im Rahmen einer Sitzung der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion zur Flüchtlingskrise: „… Ist mir egal, ob ich schuld am Zustrom der Flüchtlinge bin, nun sind […]
          How Alternative Dispute Resolution Promotes Injustice   
Alternative Dispute Resolution is a blanket term referring to non-litigious methods of resolving legal disputes. Mainstream media and legal commentary endorse these alternatives as providing win-win, power balancing situations for all parties involved, whether corporate citizens, or natural persons. Taking into account zealous adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by corporate and political elites it More
          These are the Top 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google Adwords   
PPC is not always easy and can be expensive. The following graphic may explain why some of you are spending a lot on PPC. Click on the image for a larger image. © 2011 WordStream, Inc.
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          This AI's inspirational posters are hilarious   
InspiroBot pumps out a never-ending stream of brilliantly awful inspirational nonsense, but is it for real?
          This firm's straight-talking contract cuts through the BS   
Design firm Segura bins legal jargon with its tongue-in-cheek and streamlined contract.
          You May Wear Pants   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          New Finds From Early St. Louis    
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—Archaeologists working in St. Louis have uncovered evidence that contradicts conventional understandings of the city's founding, according to a report by St. Louis Public Radio. A team led by archaeologist Michael Meyer of the Missouri Department of Transportation has conducted excavations ahead of construction on the Poplar Street Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River and connects the city to East St. Louis, in Illinois. They have uncovered evidence, including trade beads, brass goods, and ceramics, of both French and Native settlement in the area prior to 1764, the recorded year of St. Louis' founding by French fur trader Pierre Lacléde. While the region is famed for the Mississipan mound cities that flourished for centuries before the arrival of Europeans, it has been previously accepted that the area of St. Louis was sparsely populated when Lacléde and his followers arrived. To read more about archaeology in Missouri, go to "Digging the Scorched Earth." 
          Today’s Most Innovative Car Audio Features   

Technology feels like it’s constantly changing. Computers have evolved from taking up an entire room to fitting in the palm of your hand. Car audio is no different. What started out as a simple AM receiver is now more versatile than most of us ever imagined. These days, there are not only a number of different ways to play music through a car audio receiver, but a nice selection of accessories you can get for your stereo. Bluetooth Streaming and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Depending on your age, you might remember a time when cassette tapes, and later CDs, were the only options for listening to music in your car, aside from AM/FM radio. While AM/FM radios and CD players are still common functions of car stereo systems, stereos today commonly have built-in Bluetooth, which allows you to connect your smartphone wirelessly and stream music from apps such as iTunes, Spotify or Pandora directly to the stereo. All aftermarket stereos will offer an auxiliary input with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, to plug in sound from any device. Most also offer USB inputs to allow charging devices, as well asl playing music from a phone or USB flashdrive. With the right equipment, you can gain access to over 150 radio stations with SiriusXM satellite radio, many commercial free. These channels cover every genre of music, sports, news, traffic, weather, and talk radio. Even better, your stereo can receive signal anywhere as long as it has access to the satellites, and with terrestrial repeaters it will be extremely rare to lose signal, even thru tunnels and overpasses. Apps, Maps and More In addition to these fantastic new ways to listen to music through your stereo, technology has brought us great safety features to help you get where you’re going without incident. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connect your smartphone to the car stereo and allow you to access features from your device like maps, texts and other apps, directly through your stereo’s touchscreen or voice control. This allows you to keep your eyes on the road, and driving safer, not digging for your phone to get the info you need. Another great feature available in many stereos is the ability to add a backup camera that feeds directly to the screen, giving you a better view while backing out of your driveway or any other spot. Many car manufactures are adding stereo controls into the steering wheel, providing quick access to volume, play/paus, and skip controls without taking your hands off the wheel. Even better, if you want to replace the factory stereo, you can keep your steering wheel controls working with the addition of a Steering Wheel Control Interface available with the install. Audio Express Come out to one of our many Audio Express locations and chat with one our Car Audio Professionals to learn more and find the right stereo for you.

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          CorEnergy Has a Grasp on Stable Energy Infrastructure in GOM, Mid-Continent, NW   
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (ticker: CORR) holds the unique position of being the first publicly listed Real Estate Investment Trust that has a focus specifically in energy infrastructure. The company owns midstream and downstream assets, including pipelines, storage terminals, and distribution facilities. CorEnergy’s assets provide stable cash flows, on long-term assets, with little sensitivity to variations in commodity prices. The[Read More...]
          American Pravda: Breaching the Media Barrier   
A couple of years ago, I launched my Unz Review, providing a wide range of different alternative perspectives, the vast majority of them totally excluded from the mainstream media. I've also published a number of articles in my own American Pravda series, focusing on the suspicious lapses and lacunae in our media narratives. The underlying...
          American Pravda: The Destruction of TWA Flight 800   
Some years ago as I became increasingly aware of the severe dishonesty of our mainstream media on all sorts of controversial topics, I began telling a joke to a few of my friends. Suppose, I would say, that I happened to be out walking one pleasant afternoon in Palo Alto, and suddenly heard a gigantic...
          American Pravda: Alexander Cockburn and the British Spies   
About a decade ago I'd gotten a little friendly with the late Alexander Cockburn, one of America's premier radical journalists and the founder of Counterpunch, a leading leftist webzine. With virtually all of America's mainstream media outlets endlessly cheerleading for the total insanity of our Iraq War, Counterpunch was a port in the storm, and...
          Java Magazine Edition about Libraries    

By Guest Blogger Andrew Binstock 

In an age of frameworks, there still remains a supreme need for libraries, those useful collections of classes and methods that save us a huge amount of work. For all the words spilled on the reusability of object orientation (OO), it’s clear that code reuse has been consistently successful only at the library level. It’s hard to say whether that’s a failure of the promises of OO or whether those promises were unlikely to ever deliver the hoped-for reusability. 

In Stephen Colebourne’s article (page 28), he gives best practices for writing libraries of your own. Colebourne is the author of the celebrated Joda-Time library, which was the standard non-JDK time and date library prior to Java SE 8. In the article, he gives best practices for architecting the library and shares guidelines he has learned along the way that sometimes fly in the face of generally accepted programming precepts. Writing your own library? Then start here

We also examine three well-designed libraries that provide useful functionality but might not be widely known. The first of these is Project Lombok (page 10), which uses annotations to greatly reduce the writing of boilerplate code—leading to fewer keystrokes and much more readable code. Andrés Almiray’s article on the JDeferred library (page 16) is a deep dive into the concepts of futures and promises, which are techniques for defining, invoking, and getting results from asynchronous operations. The built-in Java classes for futures and promises work well but can be difficult to program. JDeferred removes the difficulty and, like Lombok, leads to considerably cleaner code. 

Finally, we revisit an article we ran a year ago on jsoup (page 22), which is one of the finest ways of handling HTML: parsing, scraping, manipulating, and even generating it. 

If libraries are not your favorite topic, we have you covered with a detailed discussion (page 34) of how to use streaming syntax rather than SQL when accessing databases. In addition, we offer our usual quiz (this time with the inclusion of questions from the entry-level exam), our calendar of events, and other goodness. (Note that our next issue will be a jumbo special issue on Java 9.) 


          Potterversary   

“The fact that Harry Potter midnight release parties were the event to go to as a teen was completely unprecedented in geek culture. You can draw a dotted line to the mainstreaming of geek culture through Harry Potter.” Twenty years after the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Huffington Post asks authors, editors, […]

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          The Acacia Strain's new album can now be streamed in its entirety.   
The Acacia Strain released their new album, Gravebloom, today (June 30) through Rise Records ...
          Benefit of Dashboard Reporting for Government Operations   
Dashboard reporting has never been more important to the government. Considering the humungous streams of data collected through government agencies and programs, the challenge is how to make sense of these data in a way that they will benefit the organization and perhaps save large amounts of money as a result. The use of this type […]
          Fox & Friends ignores WSJ report suggesting possible Russia collusion   


Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, completely ignored a Wall Street Journal report about a Republican Party operative who sought former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers and who may have been working with then-Trump senior adviser Michael Flynn.

On June 29, the Journal (which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox News) reported that before the 2016 presidential election, GOP operative Peter Smith “mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers.” Smith “implied that he was working” with Flynn during his “conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him,” according to the report. The FBI has previously said that it could not find definitive proof that Clinton’s server had been hacked.

Media Matters searched SnapStream for “wall,” “street,” and “Flynn” on morning shows of Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN that aired on June 30 and found that Fox & Friends did not mention the story even once. By contrast, CNN’s New Day covered the story in multiple segments, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted the Journal reporter who broke the story to discuss it.

Fox & Friends has repeatedly dismissed the investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and tried to delegitimize the FBI Russia probe, claiming there's "no evidence" of collusion. Their failure to report the story is yet another effort by the hosts to cover for Trump, who regularly watches and praises the show and has drawn upon it as a source for numerous policy and other ideas.


          Binge-Watching This Long Weekend? Don't Try It With These Shows   
Four-day weekend! Netflix time! Just because something is streaming online, though, doesn't mean it's suitable for a marathon.
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          Aankondigingen voor Xbox Game Pass   
Microsoft heeft bekend gemaakt dat onderstaande lijst met games onderdeel uitmaakt van de Xbox Game Pass vanaf 1 juli aanstaande. Met de Xbox Game Pass kunnen spelers toegang krijgen tot meer dan 100 Xbox One en backwards compatibel games. Het is dan ook vergelijkbaar met een gaming streaming dienst.- Dead Island Definitive Edition- Resident Evil 6- F1 2015- The Flame In The Flood- Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition- Bard's Gold- Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
          From Human Rights to Biological Threats, 25th National Security Law Institute Covers U.S. Safety   
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Prominent national security scholars and other experts, including former and current government officials, convened at the University of Virginia School of Law for the 25th National Security Law Institute earlier this month to discuss the nation


          UVA Law 2017 Commencement   
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Commonfund President and CEO Catherine Keating '87 delivers the commencement address and Dean Risa Goluboff reflects on the accomplishments of the Class of 2017.


          Retiring Professors Reflect on Time at Law School   
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Retiring professors Rich Balnave, Bob Sayler and Tom White reflect on their careers and time at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces the professors.


          Second Acts: What to Consider When Planning for Career Change   
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Director of Law Firm Recruiting Patrice Hayden ’02 moderates a panel of alumni who discuss their paths to career changes. Panelists include Katherine Ballenger ’02, Jennifer Nelsen Colao ’92, Charles “Ridge” Schuyler ’87 and Salmon Shomade ’97.


          "Multiple Personality Disorder and the Criminal Law," With Professor Kim Ferzan   
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Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan examines legal theories for how to handle criminal cases of defendants who suffer from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. 


          "Appointing Supreme Court Justices," With Professor Lee Epstein   
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Professor Lee Epstein, Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses her research into the ideologies of U.S. Supreme Court justices.


          "Individuals Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy," With Professor Rich Hynes   
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UVA Law professor Richard M. Hynes analyzes the circumstances under which individuals file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In Chapter 11, the debtor maintains control of his or her business operations under the supervision of the court.


          Charge to the Class of 2017   
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Professor Anne Coughlin delivers a parting message to the Class of 2017.


          Faculty Analyze Future of Corporate Governance Regulations   
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A panel of UVA Law professors analyzes past and current trends of federal regulation of corporate governance, including the shifting power structure between the state and federal government, shareholder activism and changes under the Trump administration. The panel includes Professors Julia Mahoney, Michal Barzuza and George Geis, with Professor Quinn Curtis moderating.


          "The Role of Lawyers in a Post-Truth World," With Loretta Lynch   
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Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses the role of the legal profession in an era of significant polarization. Lynch spoke at UVA Law after receiving the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.


          Tim Heaphy '91 on Victims and the Criminal Justice System   
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Tim Heaphy '91, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia and partner at Hunton & Williams, discusses the sometimes-complex relationship between victims of crimes and the criminal justice system.


          Judge Jacqueline Talevi Discusses Her Innovative Mental Health Docket   
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Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi of the District Court for Virginia’s 23rd Judicial District discusses her work developing a mental health docket program that provides alternative sentencing options for defendants with serious mental illnesses who commit misdemeanors. Talevi spoke at a symposium sponsored by the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, “Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.”


          Judge Alex Kozinski Reflects on His Career   
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Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sits down for a conversation with UVA Law School Dean Risa Goluboff. Kozinski gives his thoughts on his career, the Ninth Circuit and law clerks.


          88th Lile Moot Court Competition Finals   
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The 88th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition features third-year students Tuba Ahmed, Kyle Cole, Danielle Desaulniers and Adam Stempel. Presiding are Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Pamela Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and Justice David Stras of the Supreme Court of Minnesota.


          Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras Analyzes Judge Gorsuch's Legal Philosophy   
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Associate Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court analyzes U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s past rulings and writing to make some predictions about how he may rule if his nomination is approved.


          "Weathering the Perfect Storm," With Peter Vincent '95   
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Peter S. Vincent '95, assistant director general of international policy at Borderpol, discusses how the United States can accommodate the mass migration of refugees while guarding against nefarious actors and combating terrorism at home and abroad. 


          Fisher v. University of Texas and the Future of Affirmative Action   
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Key players in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas (2016) discuss its implications for the future of affirmative action policies in the United States.


          An Overview of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic   
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Professor Dan Ortiz, director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, talks to admitted students about the clinic. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2017 admitted students open house.


          Michael Livermore Explains UVA Law's Environmental Law Program   
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UVA Law professor Michael Livermore tells admitted students about the Law School’s environmental law offerings. This talk was part of the 2017 Admitted Students Open House.


          A Region in Turmoil: Conflicts in the Middle East — Law and Policy   
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Legal experts from academia, the diplomatic community and the defense community assess ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.


          Expert Panel Discusses "The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law"   
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A panel of evidence law experts discusses UVA Law Professor Barbara Spellman’s book, “The Psychology of Evidence Law,” which explores the connections between psychology and the rules of evidence law.


          Malpractice Expert Jeff Wahl Discusses the Publication of Junk Science   
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Jeff Wahl, a long-time litigator and expert on medical malpractice issues, addresses the legal, ethical, and medical implications of the publication of junk science.


          The Legacy of Thomas Jefferson   
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A panel of experts from the University of Virginia and Monticello discuss the changing and complex nature of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy.


          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.
          “Shaping Justice,” With Bronx Defenders Founder Robin Steinberg   
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Robin Steinberg, founder of the Bronx Defenders, talks about her work as a public defender for indigent clients and describes ways that law students can get involved in “shaping” the justice they want to see in the world.


          Seeking Solidarity, With Attiya Latif and Larycia Hawkins   
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Attiya Latif, president of UVA's Minority Rights Coalition, and Larycia Hawkins, Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, discuss how to develop solidarity in the wake of a particularly contentious election.


          How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, With Rob Masri '96   
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In his January term class Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look — co-taught with UVA Law professor Quinn Curtis — Rob Masri '96 discusses the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Besides lecturing at UVA Law, Masri maintains a private law practice in Charlottesville.


          Panel Discusses Urban Governance in a Global Age   
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Michelle Wilde Anderson of Stanford University, Sheila Foster of Fordham University, David Imbroscio of University of Louisville and Richard Schragger of UVA Law discuss Schragger's latest book, "City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age." UVA Law professor Maureen Brady introduces the panel.


          "Environmental Justice, Again," With Jed Purdy   
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Duke Law professor Jedediah Purdy gives the 3rd Lillian Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy: “Environmental Justice, Again.” He discusses the history of the American environmental movement, focusing on the broader movement’s relationship to environmental justice concepts.


          Cuplet, a Multifunctional Recycled Car Accessory, Expands Shipping Options and Hosts Live Stream on Kickstarter   

Cuplet is a 3-in-1 accessory that fits into a standard cup holder for ultimate convenience and portability

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          Glenn Gerstell Discusses NSA’s Current and Future Challenges   
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Glenn Gerstell, general counsel for the National Security Agency, discusses current challenges in national security, life in the general counsel’s office and careers in national security law.


          Panel of Scholars Discusses Ted White’s “Law in American History, Vol. II”   
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A panel of scholars discusses Professor G. Edward White's "Law in American History, Vol. II," published by Oxford University Press. The panelists are Logan Sawyer (University of Georgia), Chuck McCurdy (UVA) and Barbara Welke (University of Minnesota), in addition to White.


          "The Obama Administration's War Powers Legacy," With Professor Ashley Deeks   
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Professor Ashley S. Deeks discusses President Obama's use of war powers, examines his approach to international law and compares his legacy with that of the Bush Administration. 


          Volkswagen and the Future of Industry Compliance   
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Tim Heaphy ’91 (Hunton & Williams), Pete Anderson ’91 (Beveridge & Diamond) and Doug Parker (Earth & Water Group) bring their experiences in corporate compliance litigation to bear on the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Professor Jonathan Cannon moderates.


           Wall St Week Ahead-Investors see overseas equities outshining U.S.    
By Sinead CarewJune 30 (Reuters) - Even though a steady stream of money has flowed out of U.S. stocks into overseas markets, investors expect European and...
          Berin Szoka ’04 Debates Professor Thomas Nachbar on the Effectiveness of Net Neutrality Regulations   
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Berin Szoka '04, president of the technology policy think tank TechFreedom, debates UVA professor Thomas Nachbar on the FCC's net neutrality rules. These rules, which were recently upheld by the DC Circuit Court in U.S. Telecom v.


          Vicarious Liability for Employee Torts with Professor J.H. Verkerke   
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UVA Law Professor J.H. "Rip" Verkerke delivers a lecture to mark his appointment as T. Munford Boyd Professor of Law and director of the Program for Employment and Labor Studies.


          Claire Gastañaga ‘74 Discusses Civil Liberties and Gender Legislation   
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Claire Gastañaga '74, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, discusses issues ranging from recent "bathroom bills" to abortion regulations and the role of feminism today in the political arena. 


          Charter Dips Into Skinny TV With Stream   
Charter is testing a $20-per-month skinny bundle TV service.
          Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson ‘72 Assesses the Administrative State   
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Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson ’72 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit offers a critique of the current administrative state. He assesses why the administrative state is necessary as well as the ways in which it could be made more effective. 


          Katie Redford '95 Discusses Current Trends in Human Rights and Environmental Justice Lawyering   
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Katie Redford ’95, co-founder of EarthRights International, a non-governmental organization focusing on human rights and environmental justice, discusses current trends, threats and opportunities in human rights lawyering. 


          2016 Jefferson Symposium Panels   
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The third biennial Jefferson Symposium, sponsored by UVA Law and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, examines contemporary attitudes about free speech at American colleges and universities.


          Are You Destined to Deal? With Goldman Sachs Managing Director Jim Donovan   
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James Donovan, Goldman Sachs managing director and adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, talks to UVA Law students about the skills needed to work on corporate transactions as a lawyer or investment banker.


          Professor Jonathan Cannon Discusses Recent Environmental Supreme Court Cases   
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Professor Jonathan Cannon discusses recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to environmental regulations, including important cases from the recent past and issues likely to come up in the future. 


          Women in National Security Law and U.S. Cybersecurity   
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Panelists discuss how the roles and responsibilities related to U.S. cybersecurity are shared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense and the private sector, and how each woman has become involved in this aspect of national security law.


          "The Evolving Threat of Terrorism," With Former NSA General Counsel Matt Olsen   
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Matt Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center and general counsel to the National Security Agency, discusses the evolving threat of terrorism. 


          2016 Supreme Court Roundup at UVA Law   
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Professors Douglas Laycock, Kim Forde-Mazrui, Michael Gilbert and Deborah Hellman discuss key cases from the recent U.S. Supreme Court term, and look ahead to the coming year.


          Book Panel on Professor Saikrishna Prakash's "Imperial from the Beginning"    
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A panel of scholars discuss Professor Saikrishna Prakash's book, "Imperial From the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive,” published by Yale University Press.


          Scholars Discuss Professor Darryl Brown's Book 'Free Market Criminal Justice'   
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A panel of scholars discusses Professor Darryl Brown's book, “Free Market Criminal Justice: How Democracy and Laissez Faire Undermine the Rule of Law,” published by Oxford University Press.


          Tom Donilon '85 Explains Threats Next U.S. President Faces   
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Former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, a 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, contends that the next president of the United States will inherit some of the worst global instability in modern times, and must be nimble enough to address a plethora of threats.


          Bestselling Author Corban Addison '04 Discusses 'A Harvest of Thorns'   
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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.


          Dean Risa Goluboff Welcomes the Class of 2019   
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Dean Risa Goluboff gives welcoming remarks during orientation for the Class of 2019.


          Introduction to Law School for First-Year Students   
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Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, Vice Dean George Geis and Professor Toby Heytens give first-year students advice about studying and acclimating to law school life as they head into their first week of classes. 


          Event Remembers First Black Law Student at UVA, UVA Law   
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The Charlottesville community posthumously honored Gregory Swanson, a law student who was the first African-American student at UVA, with a ceremony at the downtown branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.


          Think Tank Director Shares Thoughts on Defeating ISIS   
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How to win the war against ISIS? Jessica Lewis McFate, a director at the Institute for the Study of War, discusses the intricacies at the 24th National Security Law Institute. 


          Professor Ashley Deeks Discusses Law and Policy Related to Drones in Armed Conflict   
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UVA Law Professor Ashley Deeks, a senior fellow with the Center for National Security Law, talks about the use of drones in armed conflict, including the need for law and policy to catch up to technological capabilities.


          UVA Law School 2016 Commencement   
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Will Shortz, the New York Times' crossword editor and a 1977 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, told the Class of 2016 they didn't need his advice — having an education will provide the answers.


          Retiring Professor David Martin Reflects on His Time at UVA Law   
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Professor David Martin, who is retiring after 36 years at UVA Law, looks back.


          UVA Law Dean Paul Mahoney Recaps 2015-16 Academic Year   
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Dean Paul G. Mahoney discusses some of the triumphs and tragedies of the 2015-16 year. 


          Professor John Duffy Shares Memories of Justice Antonin Scalia   
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UVA Law professor John Duffy discusses U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom he served as a clerk, and the late justice's love of language and teaching. 


          Charge to the Class of 2016 with UVA Law Professor Greg Mitchell   
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Professor Greg Mitchell delivers the Charge to the Class of 2016. 


          UVA Jefferson Medalist John Gleeson '80 Calls for Sentencing Reform   
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Former federal judge John Gleeson, a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, said during a talk at the school that the U.S.


          "Exam 2.0" Testing Tips from Professors Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Toby Heytens   
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Professors Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Toby Heytens give exam preparation tips, strategies for answering different types of questions and ways to avoid common exam taking errors. 


          How Young Associates Can Find Happiness in Firm Practice, with James D. Pagliaro   
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James D. Pagliaro of Bernero & Press, formerly of Morgan Lewis, discusses finding happiness in law firm practice.


          State Juvenile Justice Director Block Returns to UVA Law to Discuss His Work   
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Andrew K. Block Jr., former director of the Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law and an attorney who has reformed state law concerning youths, talks about his work as director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice.


          "Towards a Global Compact for Refugees?" with Alexander Aleinikoff of Georgetown Law   
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Professor Alexander Aleinikoff, law professor and former dean at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses potential solutions to the global refugee crisis in his talk, "Towards a Global Compact for Refugees?" Aleinikoff is one of the world's foremost experts on immigration and refugee la


          The Law & Business Program, with Professor Andrew Vollmer   
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Andrew Vollmer, director of the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program, speaks to admitted students about business law studies, practical experiences and extracurricular activities at the Law School.


          "King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior   
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H. Timothy Lovelace, an Indiana University law professor and 2006 UVA Law graduate, delivers his talk, "King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior" as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration.


          "King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior   
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H. Timothy Lovelace, an Indiana University law professor and 2006 UVA Law graduate, delivers his talk, "King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior" as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration.


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


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


          A Supreme Vacancy   
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Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and UVA Law professors John Harrison, Frederick Schauer and moderator Micah Schwartzman discussed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy and looked ahead to the battle over his successor. 

 

 


          Aspen Ideas Festival: Co-directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk on ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’   
It's been more than a decade since "An Inconvenient Truth" — the paradigm-shifting, Oscar-winning documentary based on Al Gore's global warming slideshow — thrust climate change into the mainstream. In the years since, we've seen the advent of "green jobs," affordable solar power, the signing […]
          A Supreme Vacancy   
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Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and UVA Law professors John Harrison, Frederick Schauer and moderator Micah Schwartzman discussed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy and looked ahead to the battle over his successor.


          "The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," with UVA Law Professor Margo Bagley   
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Margo Bagley delivers her lecture, 'Thou Shalt Not Steal': The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," to mark her appointment as Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law. 


          "The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," with UVA Law Professor Margo Bagley   
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Margo Bagley delivers her lecture, 'Thou Shalt Not Steal': The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," to mark her appointment as Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law.


          Karl Racine '89, First Elected Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Discusses His Career Path   
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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine discusses his path into public office as a first-generation Haitian immigrant whose legal career spans work as a public defender and White House attorney to managing partner of a large D.C. firm.


          Legal History Book Panel on UVA Law Professor Risa Goluboff's "Vagrant Nation"   
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A panel of academics discuss UVA Law professor Risa Goluboff's new book, "Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s." In addition to Goluboff, the panelists are John Fabian Witt of Yale Law School, Laura Kalman of the University of California Santa Bar


          'If What I Do Is Right, How Can You Make It Wrong?' with Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan   
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan explores risks, mental states and culpability during a chair lecture marking her appointment as the Harrison Robertson Professor of Law. 


          Goluboff's "Vagrant Nation" Uncovers Rapid Revolution in Nation's Laws, Police Power   
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In her new book, "Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change and the Making of the 1960s," University of Virginia School of Law professor Risa Goluboff explores how and why vagrancy laws that had been on the books for hundreds of years collapsed in the span of two decades.


          UVA Law Admissions Offers 6 Strategies to Make Your Application Shine   
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UVA Law admissions officials offer their best tips to applicants.


          What Do UVA Law Admissions Officers Look for in Personal Statements and Interviews?    
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Director of Admissions Grace Applefeld Cleveland, Assistant Director of Admissions Holly Bennett and Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Hulvey comment on what works, and what doesn't work, in personal statements and applicant interviews. 


          How Does the UVA Law Admissions Process Work?    
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Director of Admissions Grace Applefeld Cleveland and Assistant Director of Admissions Holly Bennett detail how the process works, and Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer Cordel Faulk discusses the "two-way street" that's integral to the process. 


          National Security Law, with UVA Law Professor Ashley Deeks   
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In the her fall National Security Law class, Professor Ashley Deeks discusses military targets and the use of drones, along with other national security law issues. Deeks previously served as the assistant legal adviser for political-military affairs in the U.S.


          Tax Reform Alternatives for the 21st Century   
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The panel includes U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, a fair-tax advocate; Becky Norton Dunlop, of the Heritage Foundation and a flat tax advocate; UVA Law professor George Yin, the former chief of staff of the U.S.


          Judicial Duty and the Supreme Court's Cult of Celebrity   
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Professor Nelson Lund of George Mason School of Law and UVA Law professors Toby Heytens and Gordon Hylton discuss an article co-authored by Professor Lund that lays out four ideas for fixing what he sees as a problem of judicial celebrity — a problem that he says negatively impacts the juri


          UVA Law Professors Discuss Exam Strategies   
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Professors Leslie Kendrick, Charles Barzun, Toby Heytens, George Cohen, George Geis and Caleb Nelson offer tips about preparing for and taking law school exams.


          "The Future of Violence," with Ben Wittes   
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With the proliferation of data and technology, new threats to national security are coming, Benjamin Wittes explains in a talk about his book, "The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones – Confronting a New Age of Threat." A senior fellow in governance studies at the Brook


          "What Every Lawyer Should Know About Client Relationships," with Jim Donovan, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs   
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Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor Jim Donovan shares his insights on managing and cultivating client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs. 


          "Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive," with Saikrishna Prakash   
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Professor Saikrishna Prakash, an expert in presidential powers, talks about his new book, "Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive," during a talk for Alumni Board and Council members. 


          "Federalism, Law and the Economy," a Panel Honoring UVA Historian Charles McCurdy   
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Barry Cushman of Notre Dame Law School, Stephanie Hunter McMahon of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Logan Everett Sawyer of the University of Georgia College of Law and Victoria Saker Woeste of the American Bar Foundation discuss their work and celebrate the legacy of Universit


          "Adjudicating Rights and Interests in a Changing Nation," a Panel Honoring UVA Historian Charles McCurdy   
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J. Herbie DiFonzo of Hofstra Law School, Richard F. Hamm of State University of New York at Albany Department of History, Reuel E.


          Federal EPA Official Michael Shapiro on Water Quality, Water Rights    
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Michael Shapiro, deputy assistant administrator for water with the U.S.


          Rule of Law Expert Rachel Kleinfeld Address Problem of Weak States   
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Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace who specializes in rule of law theory, speaks on building the rule of law.


          "After Obergefell: What's Next for the LGBTQ Movement?" with Professors Kim Forde-Mazrui and Douglas Laycock   
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UVA Law professors Douglas Laycock and Kim Forde-Mazrui discuss the implications of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S.


          "Firearms, Mental Illness and the Law," with Jeffrey Swanson   
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Jeffrey Swanson, professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, delivers the 16th annual P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture, with an introduction by UVA Law professor Richard Bonnie.


          "International Law and Cyber Security," with Eneken Tikk-Ringas   
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Eneken Tikk-Ringas, senior fellow for cyber security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, talks about the development of international law in the context of cyber security.


          "Advancing Justice Through Storytelling," with Author Corban Addison '04   
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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


          Civil Rights Litigation, with UVA Law Professor John C. Jeffries Jr.   
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Professor John C. Jeffries Jr., an expert in civil rights, federal courts, criminal law and constitutional law, leads his Civil Rights Litigation class.


          2015 Supreme Court Roundup   
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Professors A. E. Dick Howard, Kerry Abrams, Frederick Schauer and Risa Goluboff discuss key cases from the recent U.S. Supreme Court term and look ahead to the coming year. 


          "How to Read a Case," with Professor Anne Coughlin   
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Professor Anne Coughlin explains how to read a case to first-year students during an event hosted by the Black Law Students Association.


          "The Role of the Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," with Brig. Gen. Richard Gross '93   
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Brig. Gen. Richard Gross, a member of the U.S. Army JAG Corps, is legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. His talk was given as part of the National Security Law Institute, sponsored by the Center for National Security Law. 


           C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used   
 C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used

C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used

Canon C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used 3 months warranty Comes with: Original box Instructions 1x CA-A10 Ac Adaptor 1x BP-A30 Battery 1x CG-A10 Dual Battery Charger Top handle LCD Screen Control panel All leads   The EOS C300 Mark II is a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date.    Supreme 4K image quality and versatility With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD,withup to 15 stops of dynamic range,the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The cameraoffers professional filmmakers and broadcasters alike the very best image quality,recording 4K in both broadcast (3840 x 2160) and DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160) resolutions.The EOS C300 Mark II can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0™  media, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder,offering the flexibility and universal appeal for production at the highest quality available today. Additionally,the ability to record 2K/Full HD Proxy files to an internal SD card, at the same time, further streamlines the production workflow process.    The new Canon-designed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an increased ISO range up to ISO 102,400 deliver exceptional low light performance, allowing operators to capture low-noise footage across a variety of challenging environments without compromising on image quality.   To meet the requirements of a diverse range of shooting applications, the EOS C300 Mark II offers both full manual control, ideal for cinematic environments, as well as automatic modes. These include,enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (now covering approx. 80% of the frame vertically and 80% horizontally), auto white balance and Face Detection AF, all making it easier for independent news gatherers and documentary filmmakers to shoot on the go.     Instant integration into professional workflows Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality.The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, andXF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording,both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use.Filmmakers can select the resolution and codec type that best suits their production,with the EOS C300 Mark II capable of shooting at up to 30P in 4K or up to 120P in 2K/Full HD. The EOS C300 Mark II offers support for a wide range of colour space options, including BT.2020, the Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3. The camerais also the first Cinema EOS model to feature brand new Canon Log2 technology, which enables the 15-stops of dynamic range, significantly widerthan previous Cinema EOS cameras.The camera offers new versatility for sound recording too, supporting 4-channel audio recording in 16 or 24 bitand 48 kHz.   Designed for versatility The EOS C300 Mark II boasts the iconic Cinema EOS design DNA – a modular body that can be adapted to suit the needs of each shooter and filming situation, through the extensive range of compatible accessories. Internally, the EOS C300 Mark II also includes built-in electronically controlled glass ND (neutral density) filters, which reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor by up to 10 stops in expansion mode.Compatibility with the RC-V100 remote control and optional Wi-Fi controlalso enables ease of use in a wider range of locations.   The camera’s sensor read-out speed is now twice as fast as the original EOS C300, and further reduces rolling shutter distortion, allowing for crisp image capture in a moving environment, making it perfectly suited for capturing action sequences.   Leveraging Canon’s rich heritage in lens design, the EOS C300 Mark II is compatible with more than 90 current EF and EF Cinema lenses allowing operators to use their existing EF mount lenses. In addition, the EOS C300 Mark II comes equipped with Canon Cine servo zoom lens support, delivering one of the most comprehensive selections of lens possibilities for movie and broadcast production available in the market today.For further flexibility, shooters can opt to change the lens mount from the default EF Mount,to EF Mount with Cinema Lock, or tothe industry standard PL mount, as a service option .    


          Americana mata namorado com tiro em ‘brincadeira’ para o YouTube que deu errado   

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Publicado no BBC

Uma mulher foi acusada de homicídio por ter atirado em seu namorado em Minnesota (EUA) em uma “brincadeira nas redes sociais que deu errado”.

Monalisa Perez, de 19 anos, foi detida depois de atirar contra Pedro Ruiz enquanto ele segurava um livro contra o peito, acreditando que o objeto impediria a passagem da bala.

Autoridades dizem que Ruiz, de 22 anos, morreu em consequência do tiro no peito.

A filha de três anos do casal e cerca de 30 pessoas assistiram à cena, transmitida pelo YouTube Live, o serviço de streaming em tempo real da plataforma.

Claudia Ruiz, tia de Ruiz, disse ao canal WDAY-TV que seu sobrinho lhe disse que eles fariam a brincadeira “porque queriam mais seguidores, queriam ficar famosos”.

“Ele me contou a ideia e eu disse ‘não faça isso, não faça isso. Por que você vai usar uma arma? Por quê?”, disse Claudia Ruiz ao canal de notícias.

“Eles estavam apaixonados, eles se amavam”, disse. “Foi apenas uma brincadeira que deu errado”.

Perez, que está grávida do segundo filho do casal, é acusada de homicídio culposo. Ela deve comparecer à Justiça na quarta-feira.

O procurador James Brue descreveu o livro usado na “brincadeira” como uma enciclopédia de capa dura e disse que a arma usada era uma pistola Desert Eagle de calibre 50.

A polícia apreendeu duas câmeras que teriam gravado o incidente de segunda-feira.

O disparo único foi feito a cerca de 30 centímetros de distância e em meio à movimentação dos vizinhos para assistir à cena em sua casa em Minnesota.

Ela disse às autoridades que a brincadeira foi ideia de Ruiz e que ele a convenceu a fazê-lo.

Mais cedo no mesmo dia ela tuitou sobre a ideia. “Eu e Pedro vamos gravar um dos vídeos mais perigosos de todos os tempos. Ideia dele, não minha”, escreveu ela no Twitter.

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“Todos estavam chorando. Eu estava atrás daquela árvore bem ali. E foi isso. Eu não conseguia aguentar mais então tive que ir para casa”, disse o vizinho Wayne Cameron à WDAY-TV.

O casal começou um canal no YouTube em maio deste ano com o objetivo de mostrar “a vida real de um casal jovem que são pais adolescentes”.

O título do vídeo mais recente do canal, postado no dia em que Ruiz morreu, era “Fazendo brincadeiras assustadoras no parque”.

Na semana passada, Perez disse aos seus seguidores que era uma “benção” ter seu marido em casa para o nascimento do filho, previsto para setembro.


          Ter Stegen spielt gross auf: Deutschland folgt Chile in den Confed-Cup-Final   
Mexiko trifft heute im zweiten Halbfinal des Confed-Cups auf Weltmeister Deutschland. Wer folgt Chile in den Final? Verfolgen Sie das Spiel live im Ticker und Stream auf BLICK.
          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/


          Industrial CRM Focuses on Sales   

Industrial CRM Focuses on Sales

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/12/2007 -- The CRM 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. The concern for most businesses today is not a lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg/), "Contrary to popular belief all CRM solutions are not alike. Manufacturers and distributors are beginning to realize that they don't' need overly complex or costly solutions to efficiently manage customer relationships. These organizations are beginning to turn their attention to more affordable, easier to use solutions that address their industry specific business requirements."

Commence offers a customer relationship management solution that is focused on solving the issues facing today's manufacturers and distributors.

The Commence solution is designed to meet the following objectives:

• Streamline internal business processes
• Execution of a structured approach for optimizing the sales process
• Delight your customers with world-class customer service

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.

Caretsky assures that "Industrial management recognizes this problem and realizes 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."

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-9988.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 Achieves Sales Optimization   

Commence Industrial CRM Achieves Sales Optimization

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/21/2006 -- Commence offers a customer relationship management solution that is focused on solving the issues facing today's manufacturers and distributors.

The Commence solution is designed to meet the following objectives:

• Streamline internal business processes
• Execution of a structured approach for optimizing the sales process
• Delight your customers with world-class customer service

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg/), "Contrary to popular belief all CRM solutions are not alike. Manufacturers and distributors are beginning to realize that they don't' need overly complex or costly solutions to efficiently manage customer relationships. These organizations are beginning to turn their attention to more affordable, easier to use solutions that address their industry specific business requirements."

The CRM 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. The concern for most businesses today is not a lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line.

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.

Caretsky assures that "Industrial management recognizes this problem and realizes 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."

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-9742.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/


           Suspect livestreams shootout with Los Angeles police    
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homicide suspect livestreamed on Facebook as he traded gunfire with police, eventually shooting a Los Angeles SWAT officer before a...
          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/


          CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits   

CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/13/2006 -- Commence CRM On-Demand provides breakthrough technology for Manufacturers and distributors with greater functionality and flexibility than traditional application service offerings. Using the industrial strength JAVA (J2EE) platform, Commence CRM On-Demand offers robust functionality, ease of use and limitless scalability. Customization capabilities allow user-defined fields, custom reports, queries, filters; even personalized desktop settings.

Platform Highlights

Enterprise Class Platform
Encrypted Database Security
Automated Processes
One-to-Many Data Relationships
Remote Synchronization
Built-in Report Writer
Multi-level Security
Centralized File management
Mail Merge with MS Office
Web E-Mail Client
Global Search
On-Line Help and Knowledgebase Facility
Support for Handheld Devices
Project Tracking
Group Calendar & Scheduling
E-mail Integration
Web Integration
Application Programming Interface (API)

Platform Benefits include:

Scalable enterprise class platform Flexible architecture that promotes customization and add-on functionality. Operate quickly without IT infrastructure cost. Customizable without the headaches of traditional On-Demand offerings. Integrate people, processes and technology for improved performance and agility.

Commence CRM On-Demand allows manufacturers and distributors to focus on sales efficiency and customer service, monitor and improve business performance and drive higher profits by bringing down cost through streamlining processes.

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-9090.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          5 Great Morphine Tracks   

There’s been some great trios in rock. Mainstream acts like Cream, The Police, Rush, and cult favorites like Primus and Hüsker Dü made their bones on the backs of three ...

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          Randazzo debutó con un escrache (Videos)   
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Los manifestantes cantaban consignas contra Randazzo y a favor de Ishii (Foto: captura de video).

El ex ministro Florencio Randazzo dio este jueves (29/06) el puntapié inicial a su campaña con una conferencia de prensa en el hotel porteño NH City, donde dio sus primeras definiciones políticas tras confirmarse su precandidatura a senador nacional.

Pero allí, además, sufrió el primer escrache en la campaña: un grupo de personas se manifestó fuera del hotel, gritando consignas como "Randazzo traidor" o "Sos amigo de Macri".

Este grupo de personas además mostraba cartales improvisados en cartulinas en las que se leía "Randazzo: pedías internas y no las querés dar. Cagón".

Según publica Clarín, desde Cumplir vincularon el escrache a "la gente de Mario Ishii", el intendente de José C. Paz, quien había anunciado que competiría mano a mano con Randazzo desde la lista "Lealtad y Dignidad", pero luego sólo intentó anotar una lista aliada.

"Va a haber quilombo, va a haber quilombo, si lo tiran a Mario al fondo", repetían en los cánticos, dejando en claro que estaba allí para 'bancar' a Ishii.

 

 

# Burlando: "Randazzo no cumple con su palabra"

El precandidato a diputados del PJ, Fernando Burlando, presentó hoy un recurso de apelación frente a la Cámara Electoral para que habiliten la lista que lidera el intendente de José C. Paz, Mario Ishii, "Lealtad y Dignidad", a participar de las PASO y apuntó contra Randazzo y dijo que "no cumple con su palabra", además de acusarlo de "proscribir" su partido para "quedarse con el PJ".

El abogado mediático remarcó que el ex funcionario "siempre reclamó que quería internas y hasta ahora sólo puso trabas formales para que ningún candidato compita con él" y consideró que "no cumple con su palabra, nos proscribe porque quiere quedarse con el PJ y disponer de la plata que le corresponde a todo el partido para la campaña".

La lista "Lealtad y Dignidad" hizo una presentación ante la Cámara Electoral para que le habiliten sus boletas y puedan participar de las Primarias, Abiertas, Simultáneas y Obligatorias del 13 de agosto.

Cabe recordar que por el momento, la lista "Cumplir" es la única que quedó en competencia para el 13 de agosto, luego de que la junta electoral partidaria diera de baja las que habían presentado los dirigentes José Ottavis y Mario Ishii, aunque la última palabra la tendrá la Justicia.

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          Charter Tests $20/Month Spectrum Stream Live TV Service For Cord Cutters   
Charter Tests $20/Month Spectrum Stream Live TV Service For Cord Cutters With more and more Americans getting fed up with their cable or satellite TV packages creeping up in price month after month, many have decided to cut the cord in favor of over-the-air television, streaming services or “skinny TV” bundles. Charter is testing out a new service called Spectrum Stream for a select group of its existing customer
          Orlando punks Debt Neglector announce debut album, stream first single   
If you’ve never heard of Debt Neglector, now’s the time to check them out. They’re a relatively new punk band hailing from my home state, sunny Florida. Most notably, their lineup features former New Mexican Disaster Squad bassist Alex Goldfarb. The band’s debut album Atomicland releases August 18th through Smartpunk Records. I highly recommend giving […]
          Star Wars-themed band The Yavin 4 stream new album “Imperial Entanglements”   
Indianapolis’ Star Wars-loving rockers The Yavin 4 are now streaming their new album Imperial Entanglements. You can listen to the full 15-song release in all its glory below. Head over to their bandcamp page if you’d like to buy the album. And if you happen to be in Indy, the band will be playing a record […]
          i WOODY not, if i were u   
Don't mind me. Just finished S1 of the fabulous Grace & Frankie on Netflix. 

RV life is kind of a Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own kind of writerly dream for me. 

We rented our first RV for our first trip to b o n n a r o o. We wanted AC, a potty, a shower, and a fridge. We got a fridge. 

The crew from Woody RV Rentals LLC. in Georgetown / Hutto delivered the Voyage Winnebago to my mother's house not in the same condition of their website's YouTube video. "She" (as the delivery men referred to the vehicle) {can I insert gag noises} arrived weathered. 

 
 
So, not that! ^^^

Like it had cigarette burns in the carpet!

Anyhoo. On y va.
 
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

 

After carefully covering every inch of interior cloth with Lysol, Clorox wipes, and my mother's sheets, the five of us set off on this fantastic voyage from Ktown to the infamous Roo. 

About three minutes into the trip we realized that the rear AC unit was blowing out hot air. 

Yep. That happened. 

Then the cup holder / engine cover blew off inciting Farmer Guy to fear filled cursing. 

Then we stopped for an overnight sweltering stay in Hope, Arkansas at the Wal-Mart. We had to purchase a box fan and bug spray for a noticeably growing ant infestation. 

IKR? Interesting an ant infestation in an RV that had not been rented according to Woody's in over six months. Things that make you go hmmmm.

There was this faint odor settling. It became more and more less faint as the heat from the generator continued climbing toward Hell temperatures, but more about that in bit. 

And it WILL be addressed. In the words of Big Freedia....I didn't come to play with you hoes, I came to slay..." 

But later!!!

Because well... BONNAROO!!! Happy Roo! High five to you! Happy Roo! And high five to you!!!

Hands down Manchester, Tennessee during Bonnaroo, not Disney, is the happiest place on Earth. Well, maybe not Disney during the holiday season... it's a toss-up or maybe meme chose???

We arrived after midnight, the kids immediately scurried away to behold Kevin Abstract. Farmer Guy and I adjusted to this interesting landscape--- a sea of tents   enveloped by mountains of RVs sprinkled in starlight. 

And...

After a hard night sleep with that ever growing smell, I showered. It was fabulous and it was my last. The whole shower ---door, knob, spigot, and all crumbled shortly after that. I think all passengers got at least one shower.

But, nonetheless, Friday was epic. Big Freedia EPIC! TWERK IT OUT! Interesting side note, I thought I was like almost a demi twerk goddess after one lesson. I thought the media was kinda swarming me with my expert twerking skills, but, alas, I was bouncing next to LoLo Jones, Olympiad. That kind of epic. The day a full moon collided with Kaleo, Russ, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and, and, and U2. Yes, I did shed a tear. 

Big Freedia AND Bono in one day. On What stage in This tent. {Bonnaroovian inside joke} because at this point I claim citizenship - at least honorary. 

That was only Friday, and the smells inside of our traveling atopia became increasingly worse as we added to this problem sans proper shower avec mosh pit life. I even contemplated free showers bestowed by that one guy, but the fungal you know, is better than the... Nvm. 

Maybe one day, I can really blog about Bonnaroo EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (great YA, BTW), but this is a trash blog about Woody's in attempt to lovingly warn any person with children, or elderly travelers, hell any traveler with lungs to consider deeply before dealing with this company. 

This is my very first time writing a bad public review of an establishment. I might be doing it allll wrong. 
 
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

 

On Woody RV Rentals LLC: They are trash. Which I think is a rather harsh term that the kids are using, but quite applicable in this scenario. 

Yep! The smell was the septic system, not properly filtering in the proper way spilling black water and waste right onto the great farms of Tennessee in the midst of 60K happy campers!

While we squeamishly waited, Farmer Guy now aka Hero Guy had to fix reconnect or whatever, with his own gloved hands apparently just in time for us all not to die of toxic shock (maybe not TSS, but toxic inhalation) in Manchester Heaven. 

Also thanks to the Bonnaroo logisticians for having an uhmazing line up like Chance the Rapper, Flume, Travis Scott, Lorde, The Weeknd, E.T.C. We didn't spend a whole lot of time in that possibly hazardous Voyage Winnebago, that maybe will now be retired. I repeat out of love, for them and for you ---their VOYAGE WINNEBAGO is trash. 

"Are you ready for your miracle????" Thank you, Chance. 

That Monday, with the Voyage engine light on, we left our magical memories in Manchester with inside RV sweltering temps streaming about 92 degrees for our 14 hour drive home. 

Yasss! Our skin looked flawless when we landed in Texas to receive our whopping one day rental discount for our over TWO THOUSAND dollar rental from Woody's. Oh, and a free first day of our very next rental!!! And Woody's doesn't do one day rentals. Okay???

About 2h's off of 2g's???

Okay, again. Ant Infestation!!??!!

"I didn't come to play with these hoes, I came to slay..."

PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

Don't mind me if I'm over here over sharing this announcement with the desire of saving someone's vacation. 

Because A: Not everyone's septic saver will be hooping to Red Hot Chili Peppers under a sparkly firework filled sky. 

And B: I'm from the 254--- I can show you better than I can tell you. Y'all wanna see photos???

#saveavacay
 
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

 

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Florida hardcore natives Loyal Until Death are now streaming “Condemned and Judged,” yet another track off their upcoming full length “Remain Defiant.” The forthcoming album will follow their 2015 EP, Two to the Chest – One to the Head. Stream “Condemned and Judged” below for a sneak peek at the full length, which will be available […]
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          Bloodclot (hardcore) stream single “Manic”, announce USA tour   
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          Jonas Tamas: The Four Seasons, Pt.2: Summer // Full Ep Stream (2017) (Progressive Rock / Ambient)   

Bandcamp: http://jonastamas.bandcamp.com
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0:00 Mountain Dawn 
5:49 Sunflower's Morning 
10:49 Afternoon Storm 
16:00 Evening Flight

written by Jonas Tamas

Sergey Boykov — piano solo on Afternoon Storm

mixed and mastered by Jonas Tamas at Dragon's Cave Studio

artwork by Lőcsei Bence
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released June 24, 2017

special thanks: Andorka Gyorgy, Andreas (Andy) Grapentin, Andy Timmons, Bakos Bence, Banos Gergely, Bartik Balazs, Ben Higgins, Bene Janos, Bereczky Norbert, Bodor Szilveszter, Brad Tolinski, Brett Garsed, Csampai Karoly and the team at Mezzoforte, Danev Gyorgy, Dave Kilminster, Gabeli Laszlo, Gary Oppert, Gianluca Ferro, Guglielmo Malusardi, Gyongy Viktor, Hanko Zoltan, Jason Becker, Jason Vearing, Kempf Attila, Kiss Armin, Kiss Kalman at GSFanatic, Kiss Levente, Kosa David, Kozma Miklos, Laurie Monk, Lee Kajko, Lőcsei Bence, Major Gabor, Mattias IA Eklundh, Mika Tyyskä, Nagy Balázs, Nagy Gergo, Nadas David, Neil Paterson, Olah Marcell, Papp Daniel, Paul Wardingham, Petro Tamas, Petrovics Sandor, Prinz Nora, Riccardo Gioggi, Rick Graham, Szalók Márton, Sergey Boykov, Somi Peter, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Steven Sexton, Takacs Bence, Troy Stetina, Vano Peter

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          Tackling the plastic bottle crisis and our wider disregard for nature | Letters   

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Caroline Lucas MP
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New Barnet, Hertfordshire

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          Indie Author Spotlight: Robert Eggleton   


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


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



 Robert Eggleton




Author's Bio

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



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Rarity from the Hollow

By Robert Eggleton

Genre: Adult Literary Science Fiction

Publication Date: November 3, 2016

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Author Interview


Q. Describe your book in ten words or less.

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


Q. What draws you to this genre.

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


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

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


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

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


Q. List your top 5 favorite authors or books.

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


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

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


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

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


Q.  What advice do you have for writers?

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


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



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




          Cover Reveal : Famous Love by Lelly Hughes    

Title: Famous Love
Author: Lelly Hughes
Release Date: July 3rd, 2017
Cover Designer: Prezidential Visions
Genre: Romance Contemporary


 



Under the bright lights of Nashville, Levi Austin is a country music superstar whose life is rocked by the tragic death of his former wife, leaving him to raise their two daughters. Now faced with having to tell his girls, and making the hard decision about where they’ll live, Levi packs his bags and rushes off to Los Angeles—the last place he wants to be, but the one place where no one will recognize him.

Zara Phillips loves two things: her husband Van, and the band she created with her brother, Reverend Sister. To her, her life is perfect until she discovers that her high school sweetheart husband is cheating on her. The paparazzi are relentless, forcing a devastated and heartbroken Zara to stay hidden until the record label demands she shoot a video for the band's new single, driving her out of seclusion. 

Two people collide from opposite worlds. Neither knowing who the other is, yet both intrigued by one another. When Levi spills hot coffee on Zara, everything changes. He’s focused on his daughters, trying to do what’s best for them while Zara is determined to get away from everyone and everything in Los Angeles. 

When Levi offers her sanctuary at his home in Nashville, Zara jumps at the opportunity to disappear… with the hopes that Levi comes with her. 

What transpires next are the lives of two very different people finding their path along a very bumpy and unforgiving road, who are tested by their loved ones, the media and one ex that doesn’t want to go away quietly.


   

From FAMOUS LOVE, by LELLY HUGHES. 
Used with permission. All rights reserved.

You’re never prepared for that moment. It could be anything from finding out you’re pregnant or learning that your band, the one you’ve been in since you were seventeen, has just been nominated for a Grammy. I wish my moment were one of those, but unfortunately, mine comes in the form of finding out my husband of ten years, Van Phillips, has been having an affair. 

And how does one find this out? Well, if you’re me, you walk into your publicist’s office to find your husband banging her assistant. I mean I’m happy that it’s not my publicist bent over her desk with my husband pounding into her because that would really ruin my day. 

There is no recovery for something like this. Even as I stand here with my mouth open with tears streaming down my face, nothing fixes this. Not the look of regret that he gives me as he pulls out of her and quickly stuffs himself back into his pants. Not the “oh shit” look she flashes as she hurries to fix her skirt, making me wonder where the fuck her panties are. 

You’re not prepared when your publicist actually walks into her office oblivious that two people were just fucking on her desk and she asks if you’re ready to get to work on your next tour. 

What the fuck does someone do in this situation? There isn’t a handbook on how to handle your husband when he gets caught cheating, let alone when you find out he has been unfaithful, although there should be because it seems to happen more often than not in Los Angeles. It’s clear that I should’ve taken some classes on how to handle my emotions by the death glare he’s given me. It’s as if I’m supposed to “man up” and pretend as if nothing has happened. Like I am somehow at fault here. 

Unfortunately, that is exactly what I do because I’m moving on autopilot, still trying to decipher if what I saw was real or an optical illusion because I can’t fathom why my husband would cheat on me. It’s not like we don’t have a healthy sex life. In fact, he had no qualms taking care of my needs this morning. Apparently, I didn’t take care of his, though. 

I take one of the two seats in front of Laura’s desk, cringing when she sets a pile of folders in the spot where my husband had her assistant bent over, the same one who is now scurrying away to fetch coffee. Not that I would drink anything she hands to me because for all I know she’s trying to kill me so she can have my cheating-ass-bastard of a spouse all to herself. Newsflash, Trina… Trisha… Tanya, whatever the fuck her name is… she can have him. As far as I’m concerned this is unforgivable, and the fact that he’s sitting down next to me as if nothing has happened makes my skin crawl. 

Oh God, he fucking smells like her cheap ass perfume too. I pretend to gag, except I’m really gagging since my stomach is doing its own version of gymnastics and I have a feeling that I’m about to lose my breakfast all over Laura’s desk any second now. I lean away and not so subtly move my chair farther from him. He reaches out to touch me, but I glare at him. I throw so many daggers that I’m imagining each one hitting him square in his chest. He must understand that I don’t want to be fucked with right now because he pulls his hand away.

That is until the tart walks back in with two cups of coffee. Laura doesn’t look up from the paper she’s reading when her mug is set on her desk, but my husband, he fucking perks up like this bitch is his only means to feed his caffeine addiction. And because I am living in some alternative universe, she has no qualms about brushing up against his arm and making sure he can see her tits when she unnecessarily bends over to give him his coffee.

“That’s it, I’m out of here,” I say as I stand up.

Laura looks up quickly, she’s confused and rightly so.

“Sit down, Zara,” Van has the nerve to say. I can’t even be bothered to look at him so I look at Laura and smile as best I can because right now shit hurts inside and all I want to do is break down and cry.

“I walked in a few minutes early for our meeting and found Van and your assistant fucking on your desk. You might want to sterilize it and find a new assistant because if you don’t, I’m walking.”

I don’t need Laura to say anything. The wide eyes and open mouth are enough for me to know that I’ve shocked her. Behind me, I can hear Van yelling my name, but he’s not following me. No, he chose to stay back with the bimbo instead of getting up and chasing after his wife to tell her how sorry he is and that what he did was a mistake. But I know better. I could tell by the look on his face that he was only sorry that he didn’t get to finish before he got caught.


Lelly Hughes is named after her grandmothers. She's a dreamer who writes words to tell stories about falling in love. Ocean fanatic. Loves the feel of warm sand.

FAMOUS LOVE is her first novel.

 
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          Between the Streams: ‘Rick and Morty’ returns, The Rock’s ‘Jumanji’ reboot, Han Solo shakeup   

This week we'll highlight the triumphant (and finally announced) return of Rick and Morty, the surprisingly funny trailer for The Rock's Jumanji reboot, the young Han Solo shakeup, and much more, so tune in at 2 p.m. (PT) or follow the podcast.

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          VIDEO: Memphis May Fire – Virus   
Texas based post-hardcore outfit Memphis May Fire seem to be infected with some form of virus in the new video for their aptly and poignantly titled new single, ‘Virus’. The song is the latest choice of single to come from the band’s most recent full-length offering, ‘This Light I Hold’. You can stream and watch […]
          LYRIC VIDEO: The Charm The Fury – Weaponized   
Fresh from their appearance at this year’s Download Festival, Amsterdam based heavy metallers The Charm The Fury have now debuted a lyric video to accompany their song ‘Weaponized’, the latest cut from their sophomore full-length effort, ‘The Sick, Dumb & Happy’. You can stream, watch, and sing/scream along to ‘Weaponized’ via the embed below: The […]
          Fitbit smartwatch 2017: News and rumors   

Fitbit's 2017 smartwatch will reportedly boast GPS, heart-rate monitoring, support for music streaming, and more. But production problems have delayed it significantly. Here is what we know.

The post Fitbit smartwatch 2017: News and rumors appeared first on Digital Trends.


          Service Technician - Rainbow Lake, AB - StreamFlo - Rainbow Lake, AB   
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          Prog News, Press Releases : "Of Clans and Clones and Clowns" by Soul Enema   
Author: SE2017
Subject: "Of Clans and Clones and Clowns" by Soul Enema
Posted: June 30 2017 at 10:06

One of most interesting new Prog releases, "Of Clans and Clones and Clowns" by Soul Enema, is in full stream for your pleasure! If you are into creative and inventive side of Progressive Rock/Metal that combines everything from Abba to Zappa, from King Crimson to King Diamond, from East to West and way beyond - give it a try. Guests include Arjen Lucassen(Ayeron) and Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land, Yossi Sassi Band). Thumbs Up

"Performance wise this album is up there with the best. For fans of Symphonic Prog Metal, Of Clans and Clones and Clowns is a must have" - https://www.proggnosis.com/Release/50670

https://soulenema.bandcamp.com/album/of-clans-and-clones-and-clowns
https://www.facebook.com/SoulEnemOfficial/
http://teamrock.com/news/2017-06-22/soul-enema-stream-of-clans-and-clones-and-clowns-in-full






Edited by SE2017 - 7 hours 13 minutes ago at 10:08

          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......

          Neat Vista Trick: Listening to Radio 5 commentary whilst watching TV (BBC2 Tennis)   
One thing that happens quite often in the UK is that sporting events and some concerts are covered simultaneously by TV and Radio.

This has led to quit a common scenario where people will mute their tv and watch the pictures whilst listening to the radio commentary however there is an issue with this since digital tv came in.

Basically DVB-T TV signals require a finite amount of time to process so the image is delayed slightly in appearing. Of course this means that Radio and TV are out of sync which is very annoying at sporting events where you can see what has happened before the commentary catches up.

With media center the obvious thing would be to listen to the freeview DVB-T radio 5 source whilst watching the images from another tuner but unfortunately Media Center doesn't let you do that.

This all came to light for me when the friend I recently built the Media Center for,asked me if she could watch the Wimbledon Tennis coverage whilst listening to the BBC Radio 5 commentary.

At first I couldn't see a solution but then it struck me that Radio 5 has an internet stream on the BBC website and I wondered if she could make use of that.

Well she tried that and yes she could play the internet stream at the same time as watching tv but the stream was now slighly delayed over the tv image. She came up with a brilliant work round for this - Pause the tv until the sound was in sync.

Having got that worked out we still had the issue that she was getting both the radio audio from the web stream and the tv audio from media center.

Now Vista's new sound architecture came to the rescue. Opening the sound mixer in Vista shows independant volume controls for each program playing sound. In this case it was simply a matter of muting the Media Center sound source and hey presto Radio Five commentary on the BBC TV Tennis coverage.
          Building A Linux Media Extender for your Media Center with GeeXbox   


I recently took up a challenge to build a media center PC for a friend. Having scoured Ebay I found what I thought looked like a really nice case for not too much money. It was also a Barebones system coming with DVD, Floppy and Motherboard. The motherboard only supported a Pentium III up to 800mhz but I decided that I could always upgrade this.

When I received it the case lived up to expectations and was pretty small. So small that on opening it up I found my upgrade options were limited. The case comes with a BookPC BKI810 3.3 motherboard (really tiny and would make a great basis for a Car PC) This is a custom BabyATX design based on the Intel 810 chipset and supports Pentium III processors up to 800mhz with a 100mhz front side bus. There are no PCI expansion ports but it does have on-board video (with TV-out), Audio (with SP-Dif out), Ethernet, Modem, COm, Game Port, Printer and USB (1.0) ports.

Whilst this would have run MCE 2005 it wasn't going to cut the mustard for my friends Hi-def vista media center so I went to plan B for that (more on that in a later post). I guess I could have gone with upgrading the BookPC a Pico-ITX Motherboard buy they are a bit too pricey.

All was not lost with this case however, I had been meaning to look into the prospect of building a Media Extender to work with the uPNP capabilities of Windows Media Player 11 in vista.

Note I say Media Extender - not Media center Extender - I wasn't intending to stream Live TV or even watch Recorded TV in native DVRMS format but I already transcode my Recorded TV to WMV files and Media Player 11 can share them via its built in uPNP media server.

uPNP stands for Universal Plug and Play a set of standards for Network devices to talk to each other. Windows Media Player 11 implements what used to be called Windows Media Connect and is a uPNP AV server. Basically this can be contacted by any uPNP AV client to access any Music, Pictures or Video in your Media Player Library.

I added a 800Mhz processor, hetsink, fan, 512mb Ram and a 20Gb hards drive to the motherboard. Checked it all out and it booted to BIOS fine. Got as bit of a shock when my 800mhz procssor was shown as 600mhz but then realised that the processor was 133mhz FSB so on a 100Mhz FSB board it scaled down to 600mhz. Not a problem it should be plenty fast enough for what I wanted.

So all I needed was a uPNP client. I also wanted something that could use the inbuilt DVD player to play audio/dvds.

I decided to keep costs down and experiment with using Linux. I heard of Myth so tried that first. To cut things short I'm not a Linux guru and I struggled with Myth. I first tried KnopMyth which I just couldn't get to play CD's or DVD's. I then found MythDora which was a much more straightforward install and did play CD and DVD but I couldn't work out how to configure it for uPNP - if even that was possible.

I was about to give up on the Linux route when I made a great discovery GeeXBox. This is a Live CD(basically Linux which boots from a CD and doen't need a hard disk) designed for playing Media and it has a uPNP client.





I downloaded the CD image (it comes in .iso format) and burnt it to CD. Put it in the HTPC Dvd Drive booted and, after a few seconds of Linux boot messages) up popped the menu including an open option. Selecting this gave me a uPNP option and selecting this gave me my media center as a uPNP server. I was stuck here for a few seconds as it wouldn't display a list of contents form my Media Center, until I realised, stupidly, that I hadn't gome to my media center pc and allowed the new device to access. (In Vista this is really easy as a toolbox popup appears on the PC as soon as a new device is detected)

Hey presto I had access to all the Music, Photos and Videos on my media center. I choose a Video (which happened to be a divx avi) and it played instantly and smoothly. This was great but alas my next choice a WMV file failed to play.

Codecs! I thought as one does (quick aside in the Media Center world I wonder if the word Codecs should now be added to swear word filters)

Scouring the excellent GeeXBox web site I found I was right the WMV codecs were not included by default and I would have to build my own custom ISO distribution. That sounded horrible - I really didn't want to get into Linux toolchains. Fortunately GeeXBox had that covered and supply a very user friendly ISO builder. It even went as far as downloading the codecs for me. Excellent. One more button press and it built me a new Iso and a quick burn later I had a functioning GeexBox streaming video from my Media Center. It even managed a WMV HD file albeit a bit broken up.

Streaming Audio was just as easy and my new custom build also gave me shoutcast radio. To top things off DVD's play well as do CD audio (although I do have a problem with a couple stuttering on the first track)

So in summary for around 100 pounds you can pick up all the components for a decent media streaming extender and if you do not fancy building it yourself the kit I used here, with the configure GeeXbox disk, will be up on eBay shortly. I'll post the link here.

EDIT: Its up on ebay CLICK HERE
          Quick Update   
Wow, almost 6 months since I've updated this! It's been a crazy April, so far, witnessing/documenting a legitimate 11 tornadoes and hopefully more coming this week. If you are still following this blog, the best way to keep up with me is through my facebook page where I'm updating pictures/updates on storm chasing throughout the Spring.

I've been chasing with the TVN team this Spring and will continue to do so until at least mid-June, so check out their LIVE streaming page to follow us on our live storm chasing journey this Spring. Looks like a marginal chase this Thursday (we've been chasing everything) and things really start to ramp up by the end of the weekend into early next week.

Below are some photos I've taken this Spring of storm chases, with about 20 gigs more to process as I write this. Unfortunately, we were in Yazoo City, MS minutes after the tornado struck the town and below is a picture of the actual tornado. Last Friday, we also witnessed the deadly Scotland, AR tornado as well. It never gets easier seeing the destruction and chaos first hand. Seeing the Yazoo City damage/chaos really brought me back to the Greensburg, KS tornado, which just happens to be the 3 year anniversary of it today. It's pretty difficult to put into words, photos, or even video of what it's really like.

This is only my 3rd day off since beginning this trip a month ago, and will be remembering all of the victims of the violent tornadoes I've witnessed over the past three years.

New website is still under construction but should have it up in the next month or two.

I have a new camera and a variety of solid lenses, but am having trouble accessing the RAW files, but will be updating my facebook page/flickr soon once I get things resolved. Tornado pics, structure, damage photos to be uploaded soon.

Dick

Yazoo City, Mississippi Tornado

Belleville, KS Supercell

Texas Supercell
          Cost Controller   
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          Smarter Lautsprecher: Google Home kann jetzt auch auf Bluetooth-Geräte streamen   
Mit dem smarten Lautsprecher Google Home lassen sich nicht nur viele Fragen beantworten und Aktionen ausführen, sondern man kann auch auf Befehl beliebige Medieninhalte auf den Fernseher oder ein anderes Google Cast-fähiges Gerät streamen. Jetzt hat Home ein kleines Update bekommen, mit dem Inhalte auch über Bluetooth gestreamt werden können. Das Streamen von Filmen, Musik […]
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          Lady Gaga - Hair (Gaga Live Sydney Monster Hall)   

Hair (Gaga Live Sydney Monster Hall)

  • Artist: Lady Gaga
  • Label: Streamline/Kon Live/Interscope
  • Director: Bernie Zelvis

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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: Growth has SodaStream thirsting for acquisitions   

TEL AVIV— SodaStream International Ltd., which makes machines to carbonate tap water at home, is looking to acquire companies and beef up marketing in key countries to keep its turnaround going. The world’s biggest soda-water company sold three...
          'X Factor' Michael Jackson Night Has Singers On Edge   

Meanwhile, Paula Abdul has been absent from the set since her final group was eliminated last week.
By Jim Cantiello

<P><i>MTV News' own Jim Cantiello is exclusively covering "The X Factor" rehearsals. Read on for his fly-on-the-wall backstage report!</i> </P><P> </P><P><b>LOS ANGELES</b> &#8212; "The X Factor" top seven are back on the lot after their first (and only) mini-vacation of the season. And as the Thanksgiving tryptophan wears off, the anxiety of another double elimination is setting in. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="'X Factor' Star Astro Teases His Michael Jackson Song Night Performance" id="vid:714741" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>Adding to the stress? "The X Factor" is tackling the songs of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/jackson_michael/artist.jhtml">Michael Jackson</a> on Wednesday night (November 30), on the 29th anniversary of <i>Thriller</i>'s release, no less. </P><P> </P><P>One of the contestants is so stressed over the theme he's emerged as a total perfectionist. During Monday's rehearsals, he had already nixed multiple arrangements the show had provided him. "This is the most unprepared I've felt on a Monday," he said to his mentor as they rushed out of Stage 36. There was a camera crew chasing them to capture the drama &#8212; as well as the ensuing late-night emergency meeting with the vocal coaches &#8212; so don't be surprised if some of this intense footage ends up in your living room. (This afternoon's dress rehearsal went swimmingly, for the record.) </P><P> </P><P>Meanwhile, one contestant had a full-on battle with his/her mentor over a chair. The mentor said, "Sit and sing." The contestant said, "Again?! How about I do something on my feet for Michael Jackson week?" Another mentor came to the defense of the contestant. In the end, the contestant is sitting after all. Don't worry, contestant. The eerie arrangement of an MJ classic is what folks are going to be buzzing about. No one will care if you sit or stand. In the control room, I spied one of the bigwigs utter the word "brilliant!" after the contestant's dress rehearsal. </P><P> </P><P>Another hot topic: wardrobe! When paying homage to one of the biggest music icons ever, it's tempting for the stylists to include clothing nods to Michael's various looks. But several singers are worried they'll look too much like Jackson impersonators, which has caused many a headache in the wardrobe trailer. But stylist June Ambrose is still able to keep things light in the midst of the drama. While waiting around for a contestant's last-minute fitting, she started an impromptu MJ dance party on the lot. Crotch grabs and "woo" included! </P><P> </P><P>Lastly, Paula Abdul's sunny energy has been noticeably absent on the CBS lot now that all her groups have been eliminated. She went from being the most hands-on mentor to an on-set ghost. "The X Factor" family can't wait to welcome her back for her first live show as strictly a judge. What do you think she's been doing with her newfound free time? </P><P> </P><P><b>You can catch Jim on the "X Factor Pepsi Pre-Show," streaming at 7 p.m. ET tonight on <a href="http://www.thexfactorusa.com/" target="_blank">TheXFactorUSA.com</a>!</b></p>

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          'X Factor' Michael Jackson Night Has Singers On Edge   

Meanwhile, Paula Abdul has been absent from the set since her final group was eliminated last week.
By Jim Cantiello

<P><i>MTV News' own Jim Cantiello is exclusively covering "The X Factor" rehearsals. Read on for his fly-on-the-wall backstage report!</i> </P><P> </P><P><b>LOS ANGELES</b> &#8212; "The X Factor" top seven are back on the lot after their first (and only) mini-vacation of the season. And as the Thanksgiving tryptophan wears off, the anxiety of another double elimination is setting in. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="'X Factor' Star Astro Teases His Michael Jackson Song Night Performance" id="vid:714741" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>Adding to the stress? "The X Factor" is tackling the songs of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/jackson_michael/artist.jhtml">Michael Jackson</a> on Wednesday night (November 30), on the 29th anniversary of <i>Thriller</i>'s release, no less. </P><P> </P><P>One of the contestants is so stressed over the theme he's emerged as a total perfectionist. During Monday's rehearsals, he had already nixed multiple arrangements the show had provided him. "This is the most unprepared I've felt on a Monday," he said to his mentor as they rushed out of Stage 36. There was a camera crew chasing them to capture the drama &#8212; as well as the ensuing late-night emergency meeting with the vocal coaches &#8212; so don't be surprised if some of this intense footage ends up in your living room. (This afternoon's dress rehearsal went swimmingly, for the record.) </P><P> </P><P>Meanwhile, one contestant had a full-on battle with his/her mentor over a chair. The mentor said, "Sit and sing." The contestant said, "Again?! How about I do something on my feet for Michael Jackson week?" Another mentor came to the defense of the contestant. In the end, the contestant is sitting after all. Don't worry, contestant. The eerie arrangement of an MJ classic is what folks are going to be buzzing about. No one will care if you sit or stand. In the control room, I spied one of the bigwigs utter the word "brilliant!" after the contestant's dress rehearsal. </P><P> </P><P>Another hot topic: wardrobe! When paying homage to one of the biggest music icons ever, it's tempting for the stylists to include clothing nods to Michael's various looks. But several singers are worried they'll look too much like Jackson impersonators, which has caused many a headache in the wardrobe trailer. But stylist June Ambrose is still able to keep things light in the midst of the drama. While waiting around for a contestant's last-minute fitting, she started an impromptu MJ dance party on the lot. Crotch grabs and "woo" included! </P><P> </P><P>Lastly, Paula Abdul's sunny energy has been noticeably absent on the CBS lot now that all her groups have been eliminated. She went from being the most hands-on mentor to an on-set ghost. "The X Factor" family can't wait to welcome her back for her first live show as strictly a judge. What do you think she's been doing with her newfound free time? </P><P> </P><P><b>You can catch Jim on the "X Factor Pepsi Pre-Show," streaming at 7 p.m. ET tonight on <a href="http://www.thexfactorusa.com/" target="_blank">TheXFactorUSA.com</a>!</b></p>

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          Whitney Houston Remembered By Beyonce   

'She was the ultimate legend. The ultimate woman,' Beyonce says in a statement to MTV News about Houston, who died Saturday in L.A.
By Jocelyn Vena

<P>One day after pop music <a href="/news/articles/1679035/whitney-houston-dead-celebrity-reaction.jhtml">lost one of its icons</a> and greatest voices, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/houston_whitney/artist.jhtml">Whitney Houston</a>, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/knowles_beyonce/artist.jhtml">Beyonc&#233;</a> is opening up about the death of the pop superstar. She recalled meeting the singer for the first time 15 years ago, just as she was breaking into the industry herself. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Whitney Houston: Life And Music Of An Icon" id="id:1679030" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>"The loss of Whitney Houston is painful. I remember meeting Whitney for the first time when I was 15. She was the ultimate legend. The ultimate woman. Not only was she confident, poised, stunningly beautiful and intelligent, but she was sincere and kind," she said in a statement to MTV News. "She took the time to make everyone feel like they were very important to her." </P><P> </P><P>Beyonc&#233; continued in the statement that Houston's killer vocal abilities helped make her the superstar she was. "I, like every singer, always wanted to be just like her. Her voice was perfect. Strong but soothing. Soulful and classic. Her vibrato, her cadence, her control. So many of my life's memories are attached to a Whitney Houston song," she said. "She is our queen and she opened doors and provided a blueprint for all of us. God bless her." </P><P> </P><P>Her statement comes on the same day that Houston will be remembered at the 2012 Grammy Awards. B's "Dreamgirls" co-star Jennifer Hudson will lead the <a href="/news/articles/1679040/whitney-houston-grammy-tribute.jhtml"> Grammy tribute to the late icon</a>, along with Houston's longtime friend and collaborator, Chaka Khan. </P><P> </P><P>She joins a long list of divas who have recalled Houston's undeniable influence on their own careers, including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera. </P><P> </P><P>"Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston," Mariah Carey wrote about the <a href="/news/articles/1679049/whitney-houston-dies-details.jhtml">loss of Houston</a>, who was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel on Saturday."My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth." </P><P> </P><P>It's not only pop divas who are recounting her influence, but also <a href="/news/articles/1679063/whitney-houston-dead-grammys-2012.jhtml">producers from the world of EDM</a>. "She had the swagger and she had the voice," Diplo told MTV News during our pre-show live stream. "I was listening to a bunch of records last night, and I was amazed at how deeply I felt about her records as a child." </P><P> </P><P><b>MTV News' Sway and James Montgomery will be live from the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/grammys/">Grammys</a> red carpet all evening to get reactions from music's biggest stars on the death of Whitney Houston. Watch reactions and remembrances at MTV.com.</b> </P><P> </P><P><i>Share your condolences with Whitney's family and friends on our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mtvnews/posts/381732435187118&rdquo" target="_blank">Facebook</a> page.</i></p>

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          Anna Chlumsky, Shemar Moore to announce Emmy nods   

The nominations will be released July 13 at the TV academy's headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will stream live on Emmys.com.


          Obama Excuses Chavez While American Rots in Cuba   
Accuracy in Media Except for some innuendo in the mainstream press that the Republicans are “desperate” for an issue to use in the presidential campaign, Obama’s mind-boggling statement about Marxist Hugo Chavez of Venezuela not having “a serious national security impact” on the United States is getting little national media attention. But like the private […]
          Listen: Polterghost - Beast   
Polterghost
Evil sounding rock 'n' roll...

A sweeping generalisation, but one that must be made: guitar music has lost its edge.

Everyone seems so polite, so happy just to be here - content to simply exist, rather than say something which might kick back against against the norm, push against the pricks. No one seems to have told Polterghost, though.

A London based trio, early signs are that their deliciously evil rock 'n' roll can match the primordial sludge of Black Sabbath with the teenage tearaway thrills of prime era garage rock.

A potent package. However the three piece are much more than the sum of their parts - Polterghost have a deliciously evil sound, one which comes draped in black and whispering incantations.

Signed to - where else? - Hate Hate Hate Records, debut single 'Beast' will be released on September 9th. Available on a limited seven inch vinyl pressing, it also boasts 'Ordinary' on the flip.

Already hooked, Clash are pleased to be able to bring you the stream of 'Beast' before anyone else.

Listen to it now...

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          (IT) Senior Developer (Java, ION) - Front Office   

Rate: £600 - £700 per day   Location: London   

Senior Developer - Java, ION, FIX, Shell, TCL, WebSphere, MQ, Agile, Front Office, Trading. Rate: £600-£700 per day Duration: 6 months Location: City of London Start date: ASAP/1 month This is a great opportunity for an experienced Front Office Java Developer to join a leading Investment Bank based in the City. You will be part of the Front Office Solutions department that providing quantitative technology services. The team collectively provide the requisite level of support to cover all asset classes and technologies. The successful candidate will work with high-performing Front Office technology functions on change projects to upgrade the banks E-commerce trading platforms, integrate new software with existing platforms and prepare the bank for MIFID compliance. Responsibilities Take project ownership for coding, testing and releasing code into a production environment. Integrating a new trading platform with ION, pricing contributions of products to external venues and electronic execution. Ensure that high volume products are routed via STP to internal downstream systems. Develop, test and release software into a Front Office production environment Skills Strong Java, and at least one of ION or FIX (both preferred) Integration experience with ION will be highly regarded Knowledge and experience of source control, continuous integration and agile processes Required: basic knowledge of trade flows and price contributions to E-commerce platforms (eg. Bloomberg) Desirable: strong knowledge of trading platforms, products and front-to-back trade life cycle Desirable: Shell Scripting (eg. TCL or similar), experience with WebSphere and MQ Desirable: Knowledge of banking regulations and regulatory requirements Understanding of financial products and front-to-back processes Experience in development methodologies agile
 
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Tom Ricucci
Advertiser: Empiric Solutions
Email: Tom.Ricucci.24C5A.DC7C5@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP/1 month
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          (IT) Java Developer/Architect - Java, Oracle,TDD, BDD, Microservices   

Rate: £600 - £650 per Day   Location: London   

Java Developer/Architect - Java, Oracle, TDD, BDD, Microservices, Git, JMS A Senior Java Developer is required to join a global data analytics company, focusing around OTC Derivatives and FX. The successful candidate will have a proven background in Java and Oracle, and will have experience dealing with requirements, design and architectural decisions. Reporting to the Senior Level Manager, you will be expected to take responsibility for your individual work stream, and will provide a service which allows financial institution to streamline their workflow. In addition to your strong Java and Oracle skills, you will also have experience with TDD, BDD, JMS and Microservices. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company which will allow you to take ownership of your work and make an impact within your team. You will also have strong communication skills, as you will be expected to collaborate with Business Analysts, Quality Assurance and mentor junior members of the team. Skills required: Java8 TDD and/or BDD Oracle RESTful Server Development JMS (ActiveMQ) Microservices If you are looking for an exciting new contract working within a market leading data company then please apply accordingly.
 
Rate: £600 - £650 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Alice Baker
Advertiser: Pioneer Search Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
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          Rihanna For River Island   


Hello,
I’ve been very absent with my blog lately due to uni work, by the time I’ve done a day’s worth of uni work I just want to get to bed and chill out! Its all for a good cause as its for my degree obviously, however I do need to make time for my blog even if its just one post a week.. Anyway, I’m so behind with my blog I haven’t even had time to blog about Rihannas collection for River Island that was launch how many weeks ago lol. Her collection was debuted at LFW on the 16th February, I watched the live stream on Facebook and I was amazed by what she had produced, there were a couple of things I wasn’t too sure about but the vast majority of her collection I instantly fell in love with. The collection is a mix of 90s grunge and streetwear, much of Rihannas outfits have a flavour of these elements in them so it is very clear that she has put her input into this collection. Her collection was launched on the 5th March online and in selected stores, I was surprised at how quickly most of it sold out online and in store! I have selected some of my favourite items from her collection:



          Tesla Reportedly Mulling Launch Of Own Streaming Music Service   

According to recent rumors, Tesla may launch its own streaming music service, so that the company isn't reliant upon third-party services — such as Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music

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They are saying poker is of enterprise, however not so way back, they said that about entrepreneurship too. Online poker isn't prone to be legalized on a federal level within the fast future, however there are plenty of states looking to legalize online poker on their very own. So I imagine that life, Like your poker recreation is all about steadiness... And I actually enjoy making an attempt to Stability every facet of my life. The place it differs is in the hand ranking, which is all about making the very best attainable flush out of seven cards. It is advisable not only think about the ace-ace in your hand but in addition think about what's on the desk, what the opposite participant might be holding, what his wager tells you about his playing cards and what he's trying to study with his bets. He has received the World Poker Tour twice until now and made to the final table seven instances and in addition to that, he additionally made to the final table of European Poker Tour five occasions. You have to divide your seven playing cards into two poker palms: a High Hand (typically known as Highest) consisting of five playing cards, and a Low Hand (sometimes referred to as 2nd Highest) consisting of two playing cards. This free android poker app offers you the likelihood to play stay texas hold'em poker. If your telephone or pill helps this version then games on this web page will run without any problems. Like after the Karnataka Excessive Court ruled two years ago that poker, then rummy, had been games of ability, not likelihood, authorized card rooms began dealing fingers across the metropolis, albeit extra low-key than Macau's strip-lit dens of iniquity. He stunned the poker business when gained over Mike McDonald during the $10,300 PCA Main Event. Each online gaming and on-line collaborating in market of India is quick booming and maturing Entrepreneurs in these fields have started exploring Indian markets to find out their ventures in India. The SFPT will abide by these penalty violations with a purpose to make poker enjoyable for everybody. These sometimes sell at a premium to standard clay poker chips, but with out the metal insert the texture and sound is the most genuine out there. The identical yr the poker website also rolled out its cell app for gamers and the site migrated its poker game lobby from a Flex-primarily based Person Interface to HTML5-primarily based Person Interface, offering a superior UI to its registered players. Nicely, all the greatest and most impressive sites providing Android Poker apps are waiting for you. The top Indian poker rooms can help you play the poker video games you're keen on head-to-head towards real people or in event format for precise cash. The shortstack however, Dhaval Mudgal of Cardplayer India has began his consistent run of developing last tables ever since making the Main Occasion last desk within the December 2010 event as effectively last evening's IPC 5k. However he can be unable to enhance on his ninth place end from last night by busting out first on the final desk. Nearly every on-line poker site offers poker bonuses to players, either as bonus added cash to your first deposit (often called the first deposit bonus) whenever you join with a brand new poker room, or as extra bonuses which are given to you at intervals (referred to as reload bonuses). Is the world's largest and most trusted on-line poker guide, providing the easiest on-line poker bonus deals assured, over $1m in unique freerolls yearly and probably probably the most free poker content material out there on the Internet. With Genting Poker roulette, you'll be able to play the world's favorite on line casino game at your individual velocity and leisure. If two or more gamers have related straight in a hand, the pot is split equally. One three-Card Poker Gold technique that's easy to implement is to play both 3-Card Poker Gold games directly. If you wish to take it simple, you can play the House Method and have a great probability of profitable Pai Gow Poker. Composite plastic chips are low-cost to make, which why they're additionally sold for residence use. This leads to many gamers treating three card poker as a type of entertainment, rather than a money making enterprise. It accepts on-line U.S poker players and is thought to be the quickest processor amongst all of the poker sites. Be at liberty to review our How To Play Texas Maintain'Em section to construct a strong basis of the game. Clay poker chips usually last 6 to 7 years within the casinos, however can final for much longer with correct care and dealing with. This network accommodates a number of European sports brands who provide a continuing stream of gamblers from the betting area into poker. Ivory chips with numerical and animal designs hand-scrimshawed into the surface are worth greater than those that includes geometric or planet patterns. We note that a few of this info, like ROI, is opt-in to adjust to poker sites' terms of service.
          Comment on How I Use SEMRush To Improve My Website’s SEO by Streaming Hentai 3D Online Free   
I'm not sure why but this web site is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I'll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.
          Houston upstream co. teams up with Canadian pension fund in $1B JV   
The Houston company might triple its headcount as it invests.

          JBoss Tools Team: JBoss Tools 4.5.0.AM1 for Eclipse Oxygen.0   

Happy to announce 4.5.0.AM1 (Developer Milestone 1) build for Eclipse Oxygen.0.

Downloads available at JBoss Tools 4.5.0 AM1.

What is New?

Full info is at this page. Some highlights are below.

Server Tools

EAP 7.1 Server Adapter

A server adapter has been added to work with EAP 7.1. It’s currently released in Tech-Preview mode only, since the underlying WildFly 11 continues to be under active development with substantial opportunity for breaking changes. This new server adapter includes support for incremental management deployment like it’s upstream WildFly 11 counterpart.

Removal of Event Log and other Deprecated Code

The Event Log view has been removed. The standard eclipse log is to be used for errors and other important messages regarding errors during server state transitions.

Hibernate Tools

Hibernate Search Support

We are glad to announce the support of the Hibernate Search. The project was started by Dmitrii Bocharov in the Google Summer Code program and has been successfully transferred in the current release of the JBoss Tools from Dmitrii’s repository into the jbosstools-hibernate repository and has become a part of the JBoss family of tools.

Functionality

The plugin was thought to be some kind of a Luke tool inside Eclipse. It was thought to be more convenient than launching a separate application, and picks up the configuration directly from your Hibernate configuration.

Two options were added to the console configurations submenu: Index Rebuild and Index Toolkit. They become available when you use hibernate search libraries (they exist in the build path of your application, e.g. via maven).

Configuration menu items
Index Rebuild

When introducing Hibernate Search in an existing application, you have to create an initial Lucene index for the data already present in your database.

The option "Index Rebuild" will do so by re-creating the Lucene index in the directory specified by the hibernate.search.default.indexBase property.

Hibernate Search indexed entities
Hibernate Search configuration properties
Index Toolkit

"Open Index Toolkit" submenu of the console configuration opens an "Index Toolkit" view, which has three tabs: Analyzers, Explore Documents, Search.

Analyzers

This tab allows you to view the result of work of different Lucene Analyzers. The combo-box contains all classes in the workspace which extend org.apache.lucene.analysis.Analyzer, including custom implementations created by the user. While you type the text you want to analyse, the result immediately appears on the right.

Analyzers
Explore Documents

After creating the initial index you can now inspect the Lucene Documents it contains.

All entities annotated as @Indexed are displayed in the Lucene Documents tab. Tick the checkboxes as needed and load the documents. Iterate through the documents using arrows.

Lucene Documents inspection
Searching

The plugin passes the input string from the search text box to the QueryParser which parses it using the specified analyzer and creates a set of search terms, one term per token, over the specified default field. The result of the search pulls back all documents which contain the terms and lists them in a table below.

Search tab

Demo

Docker

Docker Client Upgrade

The version of docker-client used by the Docker Tooling plug-ins has been upgraded to 6.1.1 for the 3.0.0 release of the Docker Tooling feature.

Forge

Forge Runtime updated to 3.7.1.Final

The included Forge runtime is now 3.7.1.Final. Read the official announcement here.

startup

Enjoy!

Jeff Maury


          A Usability Guy’s Journey to Creating his First KDE Tool – Part 2: A Vision   
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?
          Streamline Family Finance With Latest ezCheckpersonal Check Writer At...   

The latest version of EzCheckpersonal software is now available at no cost through Trialpay to help streamline family finances. Try it before purchase by visiting...

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          Comment on Video: Watch The Rainway App Stream PC Games To Switch by lockdown555   
According to the guy making this app the Switch is capable of 5ghz wifi so it should be decent.
          Comment on Video: Watch The Rainway App Stream PC Games To Switch by steveb944   
Batman seemed laggy.
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Overwatch is coming to the Switch. Thank you Blizza.... wait a second. Blizzard isn't briging the game on the Switch. Who are these guys?
          Watch West Indies Vs. India Cricket 3rd ODI Live Stream: Start Time, Preview As India Try To Clinch Series Tie   

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India will attempt to squelch any chance that West Indies could pull off a home series victory on Friday, in a match the will live stream from Antigua — the third match of a five-game one-day international series in which India has already scored a dominant victory after the series opener was washed out, ending in a no-result verdict.

West Indies, on the other hand, have been forced to make changes in their XI after absorbing a humbling 105-run drubbing on June 25, a match in which only two Winds batsmen managed innings of more than 29 runs on their way to a meager 205 total in answer to India’s impressive 310. Wicketkeeper Shai Hope managed the only respectable total for the hosts, posting 81 before succumbing LBW to India’s newest spin sensation, 22-year-old Kuldeep Yadav.

Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris will join the West Indies lineup to replace the out-of-sorts Kieran Powell and Jonathan Carter.

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          ‘Pay at the Port’ streamlines MilAir travel   
Due to a recent Air Force Accounting and Finance Office directive, Airmen will now use their Government Travel Charge Card for MilAir travel related expenses.
‘Pay at the Port’ streamlines MilAir travel
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          Space Patrol 195   
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This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months! What's your pleasure? Funk? Soul? Psych? Freakbeat? Oh, it's here, bay-bee! Boiling hot tracks, and some welcome visits from Buffalo Springfield, The Kinks, Gentle Giant, Cannonball Adderley, and more. The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp195/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
          Space Patrol 194   
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In your entire life, you have never encountered an hour of audio exactly like this - and that's an order! Groove thou, unto the UK's legendary Keith Mansfield, Sweden's Tages, Indonesia's AKA, Hungary's Generál, Germany's Su Kramer, Spain's Karlo Y Su Conjunto, France's Pussy Cat, and ... oh my, Northern Soul and FUNK, damn you! This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months! The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp194/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
          Space Patrol 193   
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Ear Candy for those equip't with ears! Rapture-Ready! Hot tracks from the US, UK, South Africa, Italy, Nigeria, and Turkey... all in barely under an hour! Holy cow! This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months... perhaps years! What's your pleasure? Funk? Latin Soul? Psych? Freakbeat? Oh, it's here, bay-bee! The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp193/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
          Space Patrol 192   
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Newer and chewier! Rapture-Ready! Hot tracks from the US, UK, Brazil, Peru, France, Spain, Italy, Nigeria, Hungary and Turkey... all in barely under an hour! Holy cow! This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months! What's your pleasure? Funk? Latin Soul? Psych? Freakbeat? Oh, it's here, bay-bee! The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp192/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
          Space Patrol KPM Special   
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From July 2007, this two-hour special on Luxuriamusic.com's Saturday "Space Patrol" show focused on the magical music of the KPM Production Music Library's 1000 Series (aka Green Series). Recorded between 1966 and 1977, you'll hear memorable and classic tracks by killer composers who have only achieved their just due years after the fact, including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, David Lindup, Nick Ingman, Les Baxter, Johnny Pearson, Johnny Hawksworth, Syd Dale, Laurie Johnson, and Alan Parker. Also included are phenomenal electronic music compositions by Ron Geesin and Delia Derbyshire, recorded exclusively for that label and for years unavailable to the general public. Download in two, one hour segments to your One True MP3 player and get yo' righteous Groove Thang on... in unwarranted situations. The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/spKPM/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
          Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow   
Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow:

Should We Be Grateful? 

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In an odd turn of events, and with little explanation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has decided to return the state’s School Reform Office back to the Department of Education.
Why is this odd? Well, maybe it isn’t odd. What is odd is that Snyder initially removed the SRO from the Department of Education and placed it under the control of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget in March of 2015. And why did he do this? I’m honestly not sure anyone knows. However, the suspicion continues that this move was a means of moving the SRO out of the control of the state superintendent and the democratically elected (meaning accountable to us citizens) state school board. This certainly falls within Snyder’s established pattern of avoiding democracy. (Flint anyone?) He took what was ours.
In today’s statement, Snyder explains in an Orwellian sentence, “Improving our schools and holding them accountable for their performance is critical to Michigan’s students’ success.”
What?
Let’s fact check that. Detroit Public Schools (now named the Detroit Public Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow:

          CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?   
CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?:

CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation

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Statement from CT Voices June 30, 2017;
Connecticut Voices for Children strongly believes that a fiscally responsible and stable state budget is the cornerstone for equitable economic growth. The only way to build a strong foundation for long-term inclusive economic prosperity is having a state government with solid finances that is willing and able to support long-term strategies for economic growth and equitable opportunity.
Connecticut’s current fiscal crisis is the result of years of short-term budget thinking and a failure to address our state’s economic challenges. During the past few months, Connecticut policymakers have struggled with the daunting task of closing a budget gap not of their own making. After years of short-term fixes, they are now confronted with a harsh fiscal reality with no easy solutions.
As the Governor and the Legislature go back to the drawing board this special session, we urge them to ground their work in an understanding of the economic, demographic, and political changes which have created today’s ever-growing challenge.
The state budget is the clearest statement of Connecticut’s policy priorities. Working from our strengths, and with the courage to address our weaknesses, we can build a more inclusive economy that enables all families to thrive, provides quality education for all children from cradle to career, and provides the support services necessary to ensure that no child is left behind.
To achieve these priorities, the Governor and General Assembly must seek a balanced approach that combines smart, strategic spending in key budget priorities with tax reforms that assure fairness, stability, predictability, and adequacy. Connecticut needs a stable, responsible budget, with real structural reforms, rejecting the crisis-driven, short-term approach that has marked state fiscal policy for years. Legislators should create a stable revenue stream by modernizing Connecticut’s tax structure to reflect its changing economy, which is increasingly built on services rather than goods. This will require combining bold revenue reforms with a strategic rethinking of budget priorities that include a renewed willingness for forward-looking investments in education, workforce development, and health.
We understand that this shift will not be easy; Connecticut’s fiscal woes are deep, and fixing them will require making many hard decisions. Connecticut Voices for Children believes, however, that working together we can reach a balanced budget that ensures that our state is an attractive place to find a job, start a business, and raise a family. It is time for everyone that cares about the future of our state to set our differences aside and work towards this common goal.CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?:

          Power Rangers, Straw Dogs, T2 Trainspotting among new home entertainment titles   
This week's reviews of what's new on Blu-ray, DVD and Streaming (View From The Couch is a weekly column that reviews what's new on Blu-ray, DVD and Streaming. Ratings are on a four-star scale.)…
          Attractive Market Opportunities in the Mooring Systems Market   
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The increase in the energy demand has resulted in the rise in oil & gas production from the regions such as North America and the Middle East. Due to the maturing onshore oil & gas fields there has been a shift of exploration & production activities towards offshore reserves. The global mooring systems market is expected to grow from USD 1.58 Billion in 2015 to USD 1.89 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 3.7%. Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market share and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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          Wordpress change permalinks to Postname cause Page Not Found   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/sathya/archive/2017/06/16/wordpress-change-permalinks-to-postname-cause-page-not-found.aspx

When you select postname in permalinks of wordpress admin page, it might not work sometimes.
Following are the reasons.

* If in the admin permalinks page itself if it shows some message saying "if you have given permissions to .htaccess we could have done this ourselves". Do the following

1. Go to wordpress installation folder in ftp or if you are connected to your ssh, navigate to the folder
2. Ensure that you that you have permissions 644 for .htaccess file and wp-config.php file  (If you use filezilla, you can rightclick on the file and ensure that these are checked : 
Owner Permissions : Read and Write
Group Permissions : Read 
Public Permissions : Read)
3. Also ensure that 755 permission is given for all the subfolders under your installation directory
4. Go to admin - permalinks page again, choose postname option and save it, the * message mentioned above should go away
5. if you still see * message as mentioned above, try to set the permissions for .htaccess file as 777 and do step 4 again.
6. now you should not see the * message anymore if you have done step 5

7. try to navigate to the post you have created 
8. if it works, go to filezilla and change the permissions back to 644 and everything should still work fine.
9. if it still doesn't work and if it says 404 page not found, do the following.
10. ssh to the server
12. vim /etc/apache2/apache2.conf (might be httpd.conf in some cases)
13. find the word Directory
14. You can see a couple of Directory sections like that (ex: <Directory /usr/asdf>...</Directory>.
15. Insert an additional section next to what you have like below. (ensure that you mention your complete wordpress installtion path. The path given below is just an example. for the given path, AllowOverride is what matters. So ensure that AllowOverride is set to All for the folder that you mention under the Directory tag.

<Directory /var/www/myfolder/htdocs/wpinstallationfolder/>

        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

        AllowOverride All

        Require all granted

</Directory>

16. Restart your apache server.
In my case its service apache2 restart
it can also be service httpd restart
17. Refresh your sample blog that you have created or create a new blog post from the admin page and try navigating to it, it should all work fine.


If it still doesnt work, it means your module rewrite may not be enabled.
Ensure that this line is uncommented (remove the # in front of the following line) in the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf (or) httpd.conf

LoadModule rewrite_module modules / mod_rewrite.so

Ensure to restart the apache server and refresh the page and try again.

Ensure to do step 8 finally, if you have not done it already.

          Writing a Voice Activated SharePoint Todo List - IoT App on RPi   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/hroggero/archive/2017/05/16/writing-a-voice-activated-sharepoint-todo-list---iot-app.aspx

Ever wanted to write a voice activated system on an IoT device to keep track of your “todo list”, hear your commands being played back, and have the system send you a text message with your todo list when it’s time to walk out the door?  Well, I did. In this blog post, I will provide a high level overview of the technologies I used, why I used them, a few things I learned along the way, and partial code to assist with your learning curve if you decide to jump on this.  I also had the pleasure of demonstrating this prototype at Microsoft’s Community Connections in Atlanta in front of my colleagues.

How It Works

I wanted to build a system using 2 Raspberry Pis (one running Windows 10 IoT Core, and another running Raspbian) that achieved the following objectives:

  • * Have 2 RPis that communicate through the Azure Service Bus
    This was an objective of mine, not necessarily a requirement; the intent was to have two RPis running different Operating Systems communicate asynchronously without sharing the same network
  • * Learn about the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK
    I didn’t want to send data to the cloud for speech recognition; so I needed an SDK on the RPi to perform this function; I chose the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK for this purpose

    * Communicate to multiple cloud services without any SDK so that I could program the same way on Windows and Raspbian (Twilio, Azure Bus, Azure Table, SharePoint Online)
    I also wanted to minimize the learning curve of finding which SDK could run on a Windows 10 IoT Core, and Raspbian (Linux); so I used Enzo Unified to abstract the APIs and instead send simple HTTPS commands allowing me to have an SDK-less development environment (except for the Speech Recognition SDK). Seriously… go find an SDK for SharePoint Online for Raspbian and UWP (Windows 10 IoT Core).

The overall solution looks like this:

image

Technologies

In order to achieve the above objectives, I used the following bill of materials:

Technology Comment Link
2x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Note that one RPi runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, and the other runs Raspbian http://amzn.to/2qnM6w7
Microphone I tried a few, but the best one I found for this project was the Mini AKIRO USB Microphone http://amzn.to/2pGbBtP
Speaker I also tried a few, and while there is a problem with this speaker on RPi and Windows, the Logitech Z50 was the better one http://amzn.to/2qrNkop
USB Keyboard I needed a simple way to have keyboard and mouse during while traveling, so I picked up the iPazzPort Mini Keyboard; awesome… http://amzn.to/2rm0FOh
Monitor You can use an existing monitor, but I also used the portable ATian 7 inch display. A bit small, but does the job. http://amzn.to/2pQ5She 
IoT Dashboard Utility that allows you to manage your RPis running Windows; make absolutely sure you run the latest build; it should automatically upgrade, but mine didn’t. http://bit.ly/2rmCWOU
Windows 10 IoT Core The Microsoft O/S used on one of the RPis; Use the latest build; mine was 15063; if you are looking for instructions on how to install Windows from a command prompt, the link provided proved useful  http://bit.ly/2pG9gik
Raspbian Your RPi may be delivered with an SD card preloaded with the necessary utilities to install Raspbian; connecting to a wired network makes the installation a breeze. http://bit.ly/2rbnp7u
Visual Studio 2015 I used VS2015, C#, to build the prototype for the Windows 10 IoT Core RPi http://bit.ly/2e6ZGj5
Python 3 On the Raspbian RPi, I used Python 3 to code. http://bit.ly/1L2Ubdb
Enzo Unified I installed and configured an Enzo Unified instance (version 1.7) in the Azure cloud; for Enzo to talk to SharePoint Online, Twilio, Azure Service Bus and Azure Storage, I also needed accounts with these providers. You can try Enzo Unified for free for 30 days. http://bit.ly/2rm4ymt

 

Things to Know

Creating a prototype involving the above technologies will inevitably lead you to collect a few nuggets along the way. Here are a few.

Disable Windows 10 IoT Core Updates

While disabling updates is generally speaking not recommended, IoT projects usually require a predictable environment that does not reboot in the middle of a presentation. In order to disable Windows Updates on this O/S I used information published Mike Branstein on his blog: http://bit.ly/2rcOXt9

Try different hardware, and keep your receipts…

I had to try a few different components to find the right ones; the normally recommended S-150 USB Logitech speakers did not work for me; I lost all my USB ports and network connectivity as soon as I plugged it in. Neither did the JLab USB Laptop speakers. I also tried the 7.1 Channel USB External Sound Card but was unable to make it work (others were successful). For audio input, I also tried the VAlinks Mini Flexible USB microphone; while it worked well, it picked up too much noise compared to the AKIRO, and became almost unusable in a room with 20 people where you have background noise.

Hotel WiFi Connections

This was one of the most frustrating part of this whole experience on Windows 10 IoT Core. You should know that this operating system does not currently come equipped with a browser. This means that you cannot easily connect to a hotel network since this usually requires starting a browser so that you can enter a user id and password provided by the hotel. Further more, since there is also no possible way to “forget” a previously registered network, you can find yourself in a serious bind… I first purchased the Skyroam Mobile Hotspot, hoping it would provide the answer. Unfortunately the only time I tried it, in Tampa Florida, the device could not obtain a connection. So I ended up adding a browser object into my UWP application and force it to refresh a specific image every time I start the app; this will force the hotel login page to show up when needed. I am still looking for a good solution to this problem.

Speech Privacy Policy on Windows

Because parts of the code I am running leverages the underlying APIs of Cortana, it seems that you must accept the Cortana privacy policy; this is required only the first time you run the application, but is obviously a major nightmare for applications you may want to ship. I am not aware of any programmatic workaround at this time. This stackoverflow post provides information about this policy and how to accept it.

How It Looks Like

A picture is worth a thousand words… so here is the complete setup:

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C# Code

Since this is an ongoing prototype I will not share the complete code at this time; however I will share a few key components/techniques I used to make this work.

Speech Recognition

I used both continuous dictation speech recognition, and grammar-based recognition from the Microsoft Speech Recognition API. The difference is that the first one gives you the ability to listen to “anything” being said, and the other will only give you a set of results that match the expected grammar. Both methods give you a degree of confidence so you can decide if the command/text input was sufficiently clear. The following class provides a mechanism for detecting input either through continuous dictation or using a grammar file. The timeout ensures that you do not wait forever. This code also returns the confidence level of the capture.

 

using Enzo.UWP;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Windows.ApplicationModel;
using Windows.Devices.Gpio;
using Windows.Media.SpeechRecognition;
using Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis;
using Windows.Storage;

namespace ClientIoT
{

    public class VoiceResponse
    {
        public string Response = null;
        public double RawConfidence = 0;
    }

    public class VoiceInput
    {
        private const int SPEECH_TIMEOUT = 3;
        private System.Threading.Timer verifyStatus;
        private string lastInput = "";
        private double lastRawConfidence = 0;
        private bool completed = false;
        private bool success = false;

        public async Task<VoiceResponse> WaitForText(string grammarFile)
        {
            return await WaitForText(SPEECH_TIMEOUT, grammarFile);
        }

        public async Task<VoiceResponse> WaitForText(int timeout = SPEECH_TIMEOUT, string grammarFile = null)
        {
            var resp = new VoiceResponse();
            try
            {
                success = false;
                completed = false;
                lastInput = "";
                lastRawConfidence = 0;

                SpeechRecognizer recognizerInput;
                DateTime dateNow = DateTime.UtcNow;

                recognizerInput = new SpeechRecognizer();
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.ResultGenerated += ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated;
                recognizerInput.StateChanged += InputRecognizerStateChanged;
                recognizerInput.Timeouts.BabbleTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(timeout);
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.Completed += ContinuousRecognitionSession_Completed;
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.AutoStopSilenceTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(SPEECH_TIMEOUT);
                recognizerInput.Constraints.Clear();

                if (grammarFile != null)
                {
                    StorageFile grammarContentFile = await Package.Current.InstalledLocation.GetFileAsync(grammarFile);
                    SpeechRecognitionGrammarFileConstraint grammarConstraint = new SpeechRecognitionGrammarFileConstraint(grammarContentFile);
                    recognizerInput.Constraints.Add(grammarConstraint);
                }

                var compilationResult = await recognizerInput.CompileConstraintsAsync();

                // If successful, display the recognition result.
                if (compilationResult.Status != SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.Success)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine(" ** VOICEINPUT - VoiceCompilationError - Status: " + compilationResult.Status);
                }

                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.AutoStopSilenceTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(timeout);
                recognizerInput.RecognitionQualityDegrading += RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading;
                await recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.StartAsync();

                System.Threading.SpinWait.SpinUntil(() =>
                    completed
                );
               
                resp = new VoiceResponse() { Response = lastInput, RawConfidence = lastRawConfidence };
               
                try
                {
                    recognizerInput.Dispose();
                    recognizerInput = null;
                }
                catch (Exception ex)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine("** WaitForText (1) - Dispose ** " + ex.Message);
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex2)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** WaitForText ** " + ex2.Message);
            }
            return resp;
        }

        private void RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading(SpeechRecognizer sender, SpeechRecognitionQualityDegradingEventArgs args)
        {
            try
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("VOICE INPUT - QUALITY ISSUE: " + args.Problem.ToString());
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** VOICE INPUT - RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading ** " + ex.Message);
            }
        }

        private void ContinuousRecognitionSession_Completed(SpeechContinuousRecognitionSession sender, SpeechContinuousRecognitionCompletedEventArgs args)
        {
            if (args.Status == SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.Success
                || args.Status == SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.TimeoutExceeded)
                success = true;
            completed = true;
           
        }

        private void ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated(SpeechContinuousRecognitionSession sender, SpeechContinuousRecognitionResultGeneratedEventArgs args)
        {
            try
            {
                lastInput = "";
                if ((args.Result.Text ?? "").Length > 0)
                {
                    lastInput = args.Result.Text;
                    lastRawConfidence = args.Result.RawConfidence;
                    Debug.WriteLine(" " + lastInput);
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated ** " + ex.Message);
            }
        }

        private void InputRecognizerStateChanged(SpeechRecognizer sender, SpeechRecognizerStateChangedEventArgs args)
        {
            Debug.WriteLine("  Input Speech recognizer state: " + args.State.ToString());
        }
    }
}

For example, if you want to wait for a “yes/no” confirmation, with a 3 second timeout, you would call the above code as such:

var yesNoResponse = await (new VoiceInput()).WaitForText(3, YESNO_FILE);

And the yes/no grammar file looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<grammar
  version="1.0"
  xml:lang="en-US"
  root="enzoCommands"
  xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/06/grammar"
  tag-format="semantics/1.0">

  <rule id="root">
    <item>
      <ruleref uri="#enzoCommands"/>
      <tag>out.command=rules.latest();</tag>
    </item>
  </rule>

  <rule id="enzoCommands">
    <one-of>
      <item> yes </item>
      <item> yep </item>
      <item> yeah </item>
      <item> no </item>
      <item> nope </item>
      <item> nah </item>
    </one-of>
  </rule>

</grammar>

Calling Enzo Unified using HTTPS to Add a SharePoint Item

Another important part of the code is its ability to interact with other services through Enzo Unified, so that no SDK is needed on the UWP application. For an overview on how to access SharePoint Online through Enzo Unified, see this previous blog post.

The following code shows how to easily add an item to a SharePoint list through Enzo Unified. Posting this request to Enzo requires two parameters (added as headers) called “name” and “data” (data is an XML string containing the column names and values to be added as a list item).

public static async Task SharePointAddItem(string listName, string item)
{
            string enzoCommand = "/bsc/sharepoint/addlistitemraw";
            List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> headers = new List<KeyValuePair<string, string>>();

            string data = string.Format("<root><Title>{0}</Title></root>", item);

            headers.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("name", listName));
            headers.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("data", data));

            await SendRequestAsync(HttpMethod.Post, enzoCommand, headers);
}

And the SendRequestAsync method below shows you how to call Enzo Unified. Note that I added two cache control filters to avoid HTTP caching, and additional flags for calling Enzo Unified on an HTTPS port where a self-signed certificate is installed.

private static async Task<string> SendRequestAsync(HttpMethod method, string enzoCommand, List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> headers)
{
            string output = "";
            var request = EnzoUnifiedRESTLogin.BuildHttpWebRequest(method, enzoCommand, headers);
           
            var filter = new Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpBaseProtocolFilter();
            if (IGNORE_UNTRUSTEDCERT_ERROR)
            {
                filter.IgnorableServerCertificateErrors.Add(Windows.Security.Cryptography.Certificates.ChainValidationResult.Untrusted);
                filter.IgnorableServerCertificateErrors.Add(Windows.Security.Cryptography.Certificates.ChainValidationResult.InvalidName);
            }
            filter.CacheControl.ReadBehavior = Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpCacheReadBehavior.MostRecent;
            filter.CacheControl.WriteBehavior = Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpCacheWriteBehavior.NoCache;

            Windows.Web.Http.HttpClient httpClient = new Windows.Web.Http.HttpClient(filter);

            try
            {
                using (var response = await httpClient.SendRequestAsync(request))
                {
                    output = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(" ** Send Http request error: " + ex.Message);
            }
            return output;
}

Last but not least, the BuildHttpWebRequest method looks like this; it ensures that the proper authentication headers are added, along with the authentication identifier for Enzo:

public static Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage BuildHttpWebRequest(Windows.Web.Http.HttpMethod httpmethod, string uri, List<KeyValuePair<string,string>> headers)
{
            bool hasClientAuth = false;

            Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage request = new Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage();

            request.Method = httpmethod;
            request.RequestUri = new Uri(ENZO_URI + uri);

            if (headers != null && headers.Count() > 0)
            {
                foreach (KeyValuePair<string, string> hdr in headers)
                {
                    request.Headers[hdr.Key] = hdr.Value;
                }
            }

            if (!hasClientAuth)
                request.Headers["authToken"] = ENZO_AUTH_GUID;

            return request;
}

Text to Speech

There is also the Text to Speech aspect, where the system speaks back what it heard, before confirming and acting on the command. Playing back is actually a bit strange in the sense that it requires a UI thread. In addition, it seems that Windows 10 IoT Core and Raspberry Pi don’t play nice together; it seems that every time a playback occurs, a loud tick can be heard before and after. A solution appears to be using USB speakers, but none worked for me. The code below simply plays back a specific text and waits a little while in an attempt to give enough time for the playback to finish (the code is non-blocking, so the SpinWait attempts to block the code until completion of the playback).

private async Task Say(string text)
{
            SpeechSynthesisStream ssstream = null;

            try
            {
                SpeechSynthesizer ss = new SpeechSynthesizer();
                ssstream = await ss.SynthesizeTextToStreamAsync(text);
            }
            catch (Exception exSay)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine(" ** SPEECH ERROR (1) ** - " + exSay.Message);
            }

            var task1 = this.Dispatcher.RunAsync(Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal, async () =>
            {
                try
                {
                    await media.PlayStreamAsync(ssstream);
                }
                catch (Exception exSay)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine(" ** SPEECH ERROR (2) ** - " + exSay.Message);
                }
            });

            // Wait a little for the speech to complete
            System.Threading.SpinWait.SpinUntil(() => 1 == 0, lastInput.Length * 150);

}

Calling the above code is trivial:

await Say("I am listening");

 

Python

The code in python was trivial to build; this RPi was responsible for monitoring events in the Azure Service Bus and turning on/off the LED attached to it. The following pseudo code shows how to call Enzo Unified from Python without using any SDK:

import sys
import urllib
import urllib2
import requests

enzourl_receiveMsg=”http://…/bsc/azurebus/receivedeletefromsubscription”
enzo_guid=”secretkeygoeshere”
topicName=”enzoiotdemo-general”
subName=”voicelight”

while 1=1
   try:
      headers={‘topicname’:topicName,
         ‘authToken’:enzoguid,
         ‘subname’:subName,
         ‘count’:1,
         ‘timeoutSec’:1
      }
      response=requests.get(enzourl_receiveMsg,headers=headers)
      resp=response.json()
      if (len(resp[‘data’][‘Table1’]) > 0
         #extract response here…

 

Conclusion

This prototype demonstrated that while there were a few technical challenges along the way, it was relatively simple to build a speech recognition engine that can understand commands using Windows 10 IoT Core, .NET, and the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK. 

Further more, the intent of this project was also to demonstrate that Enzo Unified made it possible to code against multiple services without the need for an SDK on the client side regardless of the platform and the development language.  Abstracting SDKs through simple HTTP calls makes it possible to access Twilio, SharePoint Online, Azure services and much more without any additional libraries on the client system.

About Herve Roggero

Herve Roggero, Microsoft Azure MVP, @hroggero, is the founder of Enzo Unified (http://www.enzounified.com/). Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Herve holds multiple certifications, including an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Herve is the co-author of "PRO SQL Azure" and “PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices” from Apress, a PluralSight author, and runs the Azure Florida Association.


          Raspberry Pi Zero W - Media Streamer   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/MobileLOB/archive/2017/05/08/raspberry-pi-zero-w---media-streamer.aspx

So I’ve been wanting to update my media streamer for a while.

In our kitchen  I have an amp and speakers,  and I have a Raspberry Pi One acting as a media streamer,  primarily for use with Air Play.

IMG 0246

 

It sounds truly amazing.    I did the build for around £30.     

 

Here is my build list -

 

Software - http://Volumio.org

Hardware 

Pi Zero W - Board only

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w

 

Hammer on - Header Board - this is genius

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/gpio-hammer-header

 

DAC Board - Gives the Pi Decent Sound capability

https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/boards/hifiberry-dac-zero/

 

Metal stand-offs - These just look nice

https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/accessories/4-standoffs-m2-5x12mm-steel/

 

 

Parts I already had - 

8 Gb Micro SD Card

Power Supply - Used an old phone charger

Micro USB Cable

RCA Cable

Amp + Speakers

 

 

 


          Redirect Standard Error to Output using PowerShell   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/BobHardister/archive/2017/04/25/redirect-standard-error-to-output-using-powershell.aspx

We use LiquiBase for Database change control and Octopus for deployment to downstream environments in our CICD pipeline. Unfortunately, the version of LiquiBase we use writes information messages to standard error. Octopus then interprets this as an error and marks the deployment with warnings when in fact there were no warnings or errors. Newer versions of LiquiBase may have corrected this.

This statement in the update-database function of the liquibase.psm1 file will publish information level messages as errors in the Octopus task log:

..\.liquibase\liquibase.bat --username=$username --password=$password --defaultsFile=../.liquibase/liquibase.properties --changeLogFile=$changeLogFile $url --logLevel=$logLevel update

As a work-around, you can call the statement as a separate process and redirect standard error to standard out as follows:

&  cmd /c "..\.liquibase\liquibase.bat --username=$username --password=$password --defaultsFile=../.liquibase/liquibase.properties --changeLogFile=$changeLogFile $url --logLevel=$logLevel update 2>&1" | out-default

Now the messages are published to Octopus as standard output and display appropriately.


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Sempra EnergySAN DIEGO and PERTH, Australia, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) and Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (ASX: WPL, OTC: WOPEY) today announced that their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG & Midstream, LLC and Woodside Energy (USA), Inc., have signed a memorandum of...



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Although it's far from a simple tell-all, JAY-Z's 4:44 has also made headlines over the past few hours for his alleged words on his issues with Kanye West and heavily implying—if not, outright confirming—that he cheated on Beyoncé. JAY-Z famously keeps the details of his personal life under wraps, so the fervor does make sense. However, JAY-Z also turn…
          Minister met with key studio school officials to discuss ‘review’ of model   
Academies minister Lord Nash met with key officials from the studio schools programme to discuss a review of the model’s “concept”, new documents have revealed. The Department for Education (DfE) meeting records show that Nash met the Studio Schools Trust (SST) in March, with the purpose of the meeting listed as being “to review the concept of studio schools”. However, after being approached by Schools Week, SST’s chief executive David Nicoll denied the concept of studio schools was even discussed at the meeting. “That definitely was not on the agenda of any meeting I attended,” he told Schools Week, declining to go into more detail on what was discussed. Emergence of the Nash meeting follows a difficult period for the institutions, which have been plagued with recruitment problems and closures. In May, New Campus Basildon, an inadequate-rated studio school in Essex, became the 16th of the institutions to announce plans to close down. The decision means just 34 will remain open across the country. Studio schools are an alternative to mainstream education for 14 to 19-year-olds, with institutes taking on cohorts of up to 300 pupils. They provide work-related curriculum with pupils receiving vocational and academic qualifications, as well as...
          Chain Effects 2017: Which academy trusts are well above average?   
This year’s fourth Chain Effects annual report has been released today. It looks at the exam results of disadvantaged pupils in multi-academy trusts (‘chains’) which have at least two sponsored academies (three for primary) and have operated the schools, continuously, since 2016. In total 48 multi-academy trusts counted in the sample. Outcomes were analysed by the authors, Merryn Hutchings and Becky Francis, across a variety of performance measures. The lists below are (1) how the chains did on Progress 8 for disadvantaged pupils, and (2) how well chains improved the Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils compared to the previous year. The full report has many other metrics in – and they are worth taking a look at. Here’s how the academy trusts shook out: On Progress 8 Chains performing against the mainstream average for disadvantaged pupils…. (Those in italics only had two schools included in the score) Well Above Average Aspirations City of London Diocese of London Harris Outwood Grange   Above Average ARK Cambridge Meridian Co-operative Diocese of Oxford E-ACT Landau Forte Mercers Priory Skinners United Learning University of Brighton   Average Academic Transformation Creative Education Dixons Emmanue