Lendager Group Unveils Plans for Permaculture Farming and Cabin Escape in Swedish Wilderness    

Lendager Group have released drawings and renderings of Stedsans in the Woods, a farming development currently in progress in the deep Swedish wilderness. A collaboration with restaurant owners Mette Helbæk and Flemming Hansen, the project will feature a permaculture farm, restaurant, and lodging. A focus on sustainability and living off the landscape drives both the architecture and the Stedsans brand, who stress the idea of ‘giving more than we take.’ Located in Bohult, Sweden, the development offers visitors an escape from the city with opportunities for fresh dining and connecting with nature.


          The Lurking Fear : : Launch First Single, "Vortex Spawn", From Upcoming Release, "Out Of The Voiceless Grave", out August 11, 2017    
As Swedish death metallists' THE LURKING FEAR prepare for the release of their debut album, "Out Of The Voiceless Grave", on August 11, 2017 via Century Media Records worldwide, the band is excited to share with fans the first single, "Vortex Spawn". Vocalist Tomas Lindberg gave insight on the song's meaning by stating, "To us, this track sums up all the raging, interstellar evil that we tried to convey with this album. We want the riffs to slither out of your speakers like torrents of tentacles, crowned in festering doom. The vocals pulsating with aeons of filth and death. Spewing out of its cosmic, voiceless grave: the "Vortex Spawn". Timeless Death" Take a listen to "Vortex Spawn":
"Out Of The Voiceless Grave" Track Listing 1. Out Of The Voiceless Grave 2. Vortex Spawn (LISTEN) 3. The Starving Gods Of Old 4. The Infernal Dread 5. With Death Engraved In Their Bones 6. Upon Black Winds 7. Teeth Of The Dark Plains 8. The Cold Jaws Of Death 9. Tongued With Foul Flames 10. Winged Death 11. Tentacles Of Blackened Horror 12. Beneath Menacing Sands "Out Of The Voiceless Grave" was recorded at Welfare Sounds (Bombus, RAM, Bombs Of Hades, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The album is available for pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/TLF-VoicelessGrave
          As the dust settles: Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners   

New evidence of police violations against protesters emerges, and regional authorities take aim at Alexei Navalny's campaign offices. 

Conditions for people detained at anti-corruption protests have been poor. Image: Polina Kostyleva.

We continue our partnership with OVD-Infoan NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday, we bring you the latest information on freedom of assembly. 

We have collected and analysed a large number of reports of violations by Russian police officers at anti-corruption rallies held on 12 June. Now we are able to say with certainty there have been 109 violations. Police officers exceeded the permitted time for administrative detention, wrote official reports with numerous mistakes, and did not allow lawyers to visit those detained. In one of the St Petersburg police stations, a detainee contracted pneumonia after spending the night in a cold cell. This was despite the fact that he had warned the police officers he was in poor health and should not get cold. The list of violations with legal commentaries can be seen here.

This week a number of individuals requested political asylum abroad. Krasnodar artists Lusiney Dzhanyan and Aleksei Knedlyakovsky requested asylum in Sweden. The artists said that their telephones had been tapped, and in 2013 Dzhanyan was dismissed from Krasnodar University of Culture for supporting Pussy Riot and exhibiting in a gallery owned by Marat Gelman. But it’s not only those who create modern art who can fall victim to persecution. Children’s drawings in chalk can also evoke the dissatisfaction of the authorities. Mikhail Petrov, a martial arts trainer from Pskov, has left Russia because he feared persecution by the authorities. It is thought the authorities’ interest in the trainer was related to the fact that he and his students had drawn anti-military drawings on the walls of buildings belonging to a military air assault division. He has requested political asylum in Estonia. 

Supporters of Alexei Navalny continue to be persecuted. In the town of Cherepovets, writer and journalist Elena Kolyadina was dismissed by the newspaper Golos Cherepovtsa for giving a lecture to staff of Navalny’s local election campaign office. In the Siberian city of Barnaul, the coordinator of the campaign office was injured with a knife, while earlier someone set fire to one of the office’s windows. In Vladimir, the local branch of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network asked its chief engineer to resign because he had headed Navalny’s local campaign office. Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don a car belonging to the head of Navalny’s office was covered with paint and its tyres were punctured.

The Investigative Committee completed its investigation into one more defendant in the “26 March case”. Dmitry Krepkin is charged with using force against a police officer during the anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Krepkin maintains his innocence. Moreover, he has said that he was himself assaulted at the time of his detention at the 26 March protest. Doctors at the emergency medical centre recorded bruising all over his body. He had been struck at least six times.   

The pre-trial detention of mathematician Dmitry Bogatov was extended until 31 August. Bogatov has been charged with incitement to riot on the grounds that he had posted appeals on the SysAdmins.ru forum to go out on to Red Square on 2 April 2017 under the pseudonym of “Airat Bashirov”. The appeals were sent from Bogatov’s IP address. However, since Bogatov operates a Tor exit node, any user could have posted the materials using his IP.

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Posted: 30 June 2017 17:32:45
Expiry: 30 July 2017 17:09:57
          SWEEKS OF SWEDEN   


Förälskade mig i dessa skor från Sweeks of Sweden ​direkt när jag såg dem så det fick bli en sommarpresent till mig själv   


          세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008   

세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008

세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008(UCI Road World Championships 2008)은, 2008년 9월 23일부터 9월 28일까지, 이탈리아바레이제로 개최되었다.

 ←  세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008  → 
이탈리아의 기 이타리바레이제
레이스 상세
개최일 2008년 9월 22일~9월 28일
레이스 결과
우승 이탈리아의 기 알렉산드로・밧란(남자 로드)
독일의 기 벨트・그라프슈(남자 ITT)
영국의 기 니콜・쿡(여자 로드)
아메리카 합중국의 기 엠버・네 벤(여자 ITT)
콜롬비아의 기 파비오・두아르테(남자 U23 로드)
이탈리아의 기 아드리아노・마로리(남자 U23ITT)




목차

전결과

남자 엘리트 개인 로드 레이스

9월 28일(일)260.25 km
선수명 국적 시간
  알렉산드로・밧란   이탈리아 6시간 37분 30초
2 타미아노・쿠네고   이탈리아 +03초
3 마티・치우침 쉘   덴마크
4 다비데・레벳린   이탈리아
5 앤드 리・그리후코   우크라이나
6 호아킨・로드리게스   스페인
7 화비언・베크만   독일
8 크리스티앙・환 베르거   오스트리아
9 닉・뉴이엔스   벨기에
10 로베르토・헤이신크   네델란드
11 유르헨・팬호-렌   벨기에
12 토마스・르브크비스트   스웨덴
13 크리스안켈・세렌센   덴마크 +06초
14 앗산・바자이에후   카자흐스탄 +58초
15 필립・질 베일   벨기에
16 크리스티 얀・파이트   슬로베니아 +1분 01초
17 후레후・판아베르마트   벨기에
18 고라즈드・슈탄게리   슬로베니아
19 제로므・피노   프랑스 +1분 13초
20 블라디미르・카르페트   러시아
77 신성행야   일본 +22분 50초
도중 기권 이노우에 남자 아이   일본
도중 기권 노데라 히데노리   일본

남자 엘리트 타임 트라이얼

9월 25일(목)43.70 km
선수명 국적 시간
  벨트・그라프슈   독일 52분 01초 60
2 스베인・타후트   캐나다 +42초 79
3 데이비드・자브린스키   아메리카 합중국 +52초 27
4 리바이・라이프하이마   아메리카 합중국 +1분 05초 42
5 그스타브・랄슨   스웨덴 +1분 05초 84
6 스테인・데보르델   벨기에 +1분 15초 41
7 토니・말틴   독일 +1분 16초 26
8 야네스・브라이코비치   슬로베니아 +1분 25초 16
9 데이비드・미러   영국 +1분 25초 26
10 실반・샤바넬   프랑스 +1분 25초 82
11 블라디미르・그세후   러시아 +1분 27초 13
12 마이클・로쟈스   오스트레일리아 +1분 33초 32
13 마르코・피놋티   이탈리아 +1분 34초 12
14 마누엘・쿠인트아트   이탈리아 +1분 36초 79
15 셀게이・곤챠르   우크라이나 +1분 38초 00
16 호세・이반・구티에레스   스페인 +1분 54초 63
17 마테이・유르코   슬로바키아 +1분 58초 00
18 바시리・키리엔카  

By Andrew West and Jeff Dunetz In Sweden, the Muslim refugee crisis has been an absolute nightmare.  Lawlessness and violence are the new norms in areas that are heavily populated with these middle eastern refugees, and the Swedish police are having difficulties maintaining law and order in the otherwise tranquil nation.  Sweden’s recent population growth is without […]

The post What’s Happening in Sweden from Muslim Refugee Surge is Horrific appeared first on The Lid.


          Plastic Headgear Market, Trends, Size and Forecasts   

Reports and Intelligence adds a new report titled, “Global Plastic Headgear Market to 2017 - Market Size, Growth and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries”

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/25/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a new report titled, "Global Plastic Headgear Market to 2017 - Market Size, Growth and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries" which is a useful piece of information for the global players in the plastic headgear market. The report provides a comprehensive analysis on the market trends, size, forecast and growth of the overall plastic headgear market.

Browse complete report at:
http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/global-plastic-headgear-to-2017-size-growth-and-forecasts-in-nearly-70-countries-market

Report provides the market share of plastic headgears in the overall global market and further segments the plastic headgear market on the basis of product. The product segment includes Safety headgear and other headgears of plastic.

Analysis in the report is based on 2006-2012 market data and the report forecasts the global market till the year 2017, which provides insightful market information for the investors, sales, marketing & product managers and analysts in an accessible and well presented format.

The report covers the following topics:

-Global Market size
-Market growth rate
-Market segmentation on the basis of products
-Growth rate of each product segment
-Market forecasts

See similar report: Spirit Markets in the Top 5 European Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts
http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/spirit-in-the-top-5-european-countries-to-2018-size-trends-and-forecasts-market

Report covers the following geographical regions:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam.

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          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

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

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

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

Get detailed report at: http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/vaccines-global-package-market

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

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

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

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Global Dialysis Market (Types, Products and Services, End-users and Geography): http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/dailysis-market

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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

          Eating the Globe: Syria   

I was in San Francisco for work and celebrated a productive morning with an out-of-the-way lunch. This is Palmyra.

I got the Kibbi platter, which consists of:
Four shells of mashed cracked wheat stuffed with ground beef, sauteed onions, and pine nuts served with a side of hummus, cucumber salad, pita, garlic sauce, and hot sauce.

The kibbi was/were delicious. Not greasy or heavy at all. My only complaint was that it only came with four pieces.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
          Comment on Swedes save more lives with policy of keeping kids in rear-facing car seats for longer by Claire   
Well if none died in Sweden it's quite easy, it's 0 per 100,000.
          Comment on Swedes save more lives with policy of keeping kids in rear-facing car seats for longer by 25 Random Interesting Facts List #62 | KickassFacts.com   
[…] 25. Sweden has almost zero child fatalities in car crashes because most parents keep their children rear facing until the age of 4. – Source […]
          TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN   
TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN Brazilian developed turn-based tactical RPG joins growing global line-up UK – 30th June 2017 – Award-winning international games label and veteran games developer Team17 has today announced its first partnership in South America with Brazil-based independent developers Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design to publish Sword Legacy: Omen, a challenging turn-based tactical RPG with a dark, cartoon-inspired aesthetic. Sword Legacy: Omen is set in the candlepunk realm of Broken Britannia, a once-thriving kingdom full of alchemical and technological advances now fragmented by intrigue and deceit. As the vengeful knight, Uther, and his misfit band of companions, players will embark on a thrilling journey to locate the long-lost Excalibur. In this bloody, brutal take on the Arthurian legend, players will explore rich environments, experience a riveting storyline and survive intense turn-based tactical combat to define the fate of Britannia. The partnership with Firecast and Fableware marks Team17’s first venture into the Brazilian games development scene. Debbie Bestwick, MBE, Team17’s CEO said, “Our label aims to work with the best independent creators around the world, help them build new IP and aim for sustainability. We’ve stepped up our international side significantly this year with recently announced partners in North America, Germany and Sweden. It’s a pleasure to welcome Firecast and Fableware to our ever growing family of partners as our first Brazilian team. There’s so much local talent being showcased at BIG Festival this week, we’re very excited to be working together with both teams. Sword Legacy: Omen is a high quality turn-based tactical game created by two very talented teams that brings another different angle to our diverse games label.” Bruno Lanzarotti, Executive Director, Firecast Studio added, “The partnership between Team17, Firecast Studio and Fableware is very promising and shows the world the quality of Brazilian games. We are very happy to have such an established and respected British company supporting our vision of the Arthurian legends! All this makes us very excited and gives us confidence that Sword Legacy: Omen will have the strength to stand out not only in Brazil, but also internationally. With this partnership, we believe we are doing something great, important, that brings us pride in representing Brazilian games development and showcasing the quality and creativity we can bring to gamers worldwide.” Arthur Protasio, Creative Director, Fableware Narrative Design said, “Partnering with Team17 feels like a pupil being acknowledged by the master. Not only are we long time Worms fans, but we also keep a close eye on the great games published by the label. That’s why when the Brazilian Game Developers Program and the Goethe Institut invited me to Quo Vadis in Berlin, I knew it was THE opportunity to pitch to Team17’s Debbie Bestwick. Just as Fableware teamed up with Firecast and together began a unique co-production, we believe Team17 is a most valuable addition to this endeavour. With each company excelling at their expertise, we have high hopes for the final product and can now proudly say we’ve joined this experienced indie family.” Sword Legacy: Omen will launch on PC in 2017. About Team17 Digital Ltd Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info. About Firecast Studio Founded in 2014, Firecast Studio is an independent developer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil About Fableware Narrative Design Founded in 2015, Fableware Narrative Design is an independent storytelling studio based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, specialized in writing and developing content for multiple platforms and transmedia projects, such as Emmy nominated TV Shows, animations, and awarded video games. Sword Legacy: Omen © 2017. Developed by Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design. Published by Team17 Digital Ltd. Team17 is a trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.
          Sweden Wind Power Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 30, 2017 ) Market Research Hub (MRH) has recently announced the addition of a fresh report, titled “Sweden Wind Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its report offerings. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global wind power market with forecasts up to 2030.

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

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

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

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

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

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1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 6
2 Executive Summary 7
2.1 Fall in OECD Countries Carbon Emission despite a Global Rise during 2010-2015 7
2.2 Technological Advancements and Government Support Driving Global Renewable Power Installations 7
2.3 Top 10 Countries Account for Over 70% of Hydropower Capacity 7
2.4 Renewable to Stock Up Maximum Installed Capacity by 2030 8
2.5 Hydropower Capacity Dominates Electricity Generation in Sweden 9
3 Introduction 10
3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2016 10
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 12
3.3 Hydropower, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 14
3.4 Report Guidance 16
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006-2030 17
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 17
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 18
4.2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Source Type, 2006-2030 18
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          Marshall Kent Leads Nine Players Set for Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Finals   

Three-time PBA Tour titlist Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., averaged 227 over four rounds on different lane conditions to lead a field of nine players who advanced to this weekend’s stepladder finals of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

ESPN’s live coverage begins Saturday at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET) from the Grand Hotel Event Center when qualifiers five through nine will compete on two specially-installed lanes with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position who will join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder finals telecast which also gets underway at noon local time.

Kent compiled a 7,278 32-game pinfall total bowled on PBA’s 32-foot Wolf, 40-foot Bear, 52-foot Badger and 44-foot Oklahoma Open lane condition patterns over the four days of qualifying at the FireLake Bowling Center. He bowled games of 237, 274, 266, 257, 236, 220, 235 and 207 in Friday’s final round on the Oklahoma condition.

IMG_2060Despite starting the tournament with games of 160 and 170 in the first round on the Wolf condition Tuesday, Kent relied on his ability to adjust to quickly rebound.

“I was a little frustrated but I reminded myself it’s a marathon, not a sprint,” he said. “In a tournament like this you have to look at the big picture. I was a little frustrated but I knew I had 30 games to go.

“I think overall my versatility showed in this tournament,” the 24-year-old Kent continued. “I didn’t have a good start but it didn’t worry me.”

As top qualifier, Kent earned the right to select the lane condition pattern for both stepladder telecasts this weekend and has selected the Bear pattern. He does have the option to change the pattern selection after Saturday’s telecast for Sunday’s competition.

“I feel that the Bear pattern is the best pattern for rewarding the player who makes the best shot,” Kent said. “My gut right now is to stick with it for both days.”

Climbing from 28th after the first round and 12th after Thursday’s third round, three-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte of Australia averaged 256 in the final round to rocket to the no. 2 qualifying position and finish with a 7,208 pinfall. The two-hander will be trying for this third win of the season after winning the USBC Masters and Barbasol PBA Players Championship.

Joining Kent and Belmonte in Sunday’s finals will be no. 3 qualifier three-time Tour winner Rhino Page of Orlando who finished with a 7,191 pinfall and no. 4 qualifier 18-time Tour champion Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, who finished with 7,181.

IMG_2057“I knew the pattern today would be easier than what we had been bowling on,” said Belmonte, who owns 14 career PBA Tour titles. “You still have to execute because pin carry becomes something you have to deal with. I went into this round taking it shot by shot and wasn’t going to be afraid of what was going to happen down lane.”

Players who qualified fifth through ninth bowling in Saturday’s stepladder round to determine the no. 5 qualifier for Sunday’s stepladder finals telecast will be two-time tour winner Thomas Larsen of Denmark, reigning PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., Jesper Svensson of Sweden, Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., and Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., fell short of making the top nine by 94 pins finishing 11th with a 6,941 pinfall (216.9 average) to record his highest PBA Tour finish.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Friday

Fourth Round

(after 32 games. Positions 1-4 advance to Sunday’s stepladder finals. Positions 5-9 advance to stepladder round on Saturday that will determine no. 5 qualifier for Sunday’s finals)

1, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 7,278.
2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 7,208.
3, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 7,191.
4, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 7,181.
5, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 7,108.
6, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 7,101.
7, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 7,055.
8, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 7,042.
9, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 7,035.
10, Stuart Williams, England, 6,948, $4,000.
11, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 6,941, $3,500.
12, Dom Barrett, England, 6,923, $3,000.
13, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 6,913, $2,900.
14, (tie) Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 6,898, and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 6,898, $2,500.
16, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 6,889, $2,200.
17, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 6,883, $2,000.
18, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 6,881, $1,900.
19, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 6,873, $1,800.
20, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 6,869, $1,700.
21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6,848, $1,700.
22, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 6,835, $1,500.
23, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 6,814, $1,450.
24, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 6,812, $1,400.
25, Sam Cooley, Australia, 6,805, $1,350.
26, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 6,792, $1,300.
27, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 6,786, $1,250.
28, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 6,771, $1,200.
29, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 6,761, $1,150.
30, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 6,735, $1,100.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 6,732, $1,050.
32, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 6,677, $1,025.
33, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 6,561, $1,000.


          Denmark’s Larsen Meeting Challenge of Multiple Lane Conditions To Retain Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open Lead   

In a tournament that puts a premium on a player’s ability to adjust to vastly different lane conditions, third-round leader Thomas Larsen of Denmark feels he’s as prepared as he can be to meet the challenges of competing in the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open.

After three rounds bowled on three different PBA lane condition patterns, the two-time PBA Tour and four-time European Bowling Tour winner, leads a field of 33 players who advanced to Friday’s final round at the FireLake Bowling Center with a 5,398 24-game pinfall (224.9 average).

The players advancing to the fourth round will be put to the test on the 44-foot Oklahoma Open lane condition and will battle to be among the top nine who will advance to the live ESPN stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday at noon CDT (1 p.m. ET) at the Grand Casino Hotel Event Center in Shawnee.

Larsen bowled eight-game pinfall totals of 1,826 on the 32-foot Wolf pattern lane condition in the first round, 1,793 on the 40-foot Bear pattern in the second round and 1,779 on the 52-foot Badger pattern in Thursday’s third round with games of 223, 190, 246, 200, 244, 219, 219 and 238.

“It was another successful day today,” said the 27-year-old Larsen who led after the second round. “You never know what will happen when you’re bowling on a completely new lane condition but I was ready for the challenge.

“I used a lot of balls again today in the round,” he continued. “Just like in yesterday’s round I used several balls and had to make changes in my ball speed and hand position at the release – the changes were just different today.”

Larsen is trying for his first PBA Tour title on U.S. soil. His Tour titles came in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Open and 2014 Kuwait International Open.

Larsen holds a 45-pin lead over 18-time PBA Tour titlist Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, in second with a 5,353 pinfall. Three-time PBA Tour winner Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., is third with 5,346.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., advanced to the fourth round with a 10th-place 5,199 pinfall total. He bowled games of 234, 218, 235, 163, 213, 183, 236 and 206 in the third round.

“I’m a little surprised how well I’m doing because when I practiced on these conditions at home I didn’t do that well,” said the high school sophomore who uses the unique two-handed delivery. “Generally, I feel comfortable making the adjustments I need to make – I’m just trying to learn as much as I can.

“If I have a bad game or get a split, I just have to remember that there are more opportunities and more bowling to go.”

Ford has been a PBA member since age 13 and has three top-10 finishes in PBA regional competition with a best of sixth.

Saturday’s stepladder round will feature players who qualified fifth through ninth with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position to join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder final.

Friday’s final qualifying round will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning at 9:30 EDT (8:30 CT). For subscription and schedule information click on www.xtraframe.tv.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Thursday

Third Round (after 24 games. Top 33 players advance to Friday’s fourth round)

1, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,398.
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5,353.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 5,346.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 5,277.
5, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 5,274.
6, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 5,266.
7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 5,243.
8, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5,213.
9, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,203.
10, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 5,199.
11, Sam Cooley, Australia, 5,187.
12, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,158.
13, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5,157.
14, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 5,150.
15, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 5,139.
16, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 5,127.
16, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 5,127.
18, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 5,116.
19, Dom Barrett, England, 5,088.
20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 5,087.
21, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,085.
22, Stuart Williams, England, 5,083.
23, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,081.
24, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 5,071.
25, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 5,064.
26, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 5,061.
27, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 5,057.
28, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,045.
29, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 5,030.
30, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5,019.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5,014.
32, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 4,999.
33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,998.

Did not advance
34, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,993.
35, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 4,991.
36, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4,979.
37, Dylan Burns, Lawrence, Kan., 4,975.
38, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 4,965.
39, Richie Teece, England, 4,963.
40, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 4,951.
41, (tie) DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, and Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 4,947.
43, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4,944.
44, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4,943.
45, (tie) Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 4,932.
47, J.R. Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 4,927.
48, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 4,923.
49, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4,917.
50, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 4,916.
51, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 4,904.
52, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 4,901.
53, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 4,879.
54, Graham Fach, Canada, 4,876.
55, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 4,875.
56, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,873.
57, Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, 4,870.
58, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4,868.
59, Francois Louw, South Africa, 4,867.
60, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 4,860.
61, (tie) Patrick Allen, Elmwood Park, N.J., Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, and James Cantere, Oklahoma City, 4,858.
64, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,851.
65, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,844.
66, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 4,841.
67, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 4,812.
68, Brian LeClair, Athens, NY, 4,792.
69, Osama Hassan, Bahrain, 4,789.
70, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 4,783.
71, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 4,780.
72, Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 4,761.
73, Dylan Macon, Lubbock, Texas, 4,737.
74, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 4,735.
75, Paul Brewbaker, Midwest City, Okla., 4,732.
76, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 4,708.
77, Isaac Kim, Lebanon, Pa., 4,660.
78, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 4,655.
79, (tie) Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., and Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 4,654.
81, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 4,575.
82, Kenneth Bland Jr., Jacksonville, Texas, 4,549.
83, Omar Rashid, Bahrain, 4,522.
84, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 4,376.
85, Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 4,358.
86, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 4,304.
87, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 4,296.
88, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 4,058.
89, Jose Rosero, Ecuador, 4,009.
90, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 3,885.

300 games (1) – Walter Ray Williams Jr.


          PBA Spare Shots: PBA’s Influence on International Bowling Community Continues to Grow   

Bowlers from around the world have always considered the PBA as the gold standard. If you wanted to find out how good you are, you had to bowl against – and beat – the world’s best. For decades, that was a difficult decision to make because the Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs, the international governing body in the eyes of the International Olympic Committee, banned professionals from its ranks.

(Feature photo, from left: Members of the victorious international team in the inaugural USA Vs. The World team match held during PBA World Series of Bowling II in Las Vegas in 2010 were Finland’s Osku Palermaa, Kimmo Lehtonen and Mika Koivuniemi, Canada’s Dan MacLelland, Australia’s Jason Belmonte and Venezuela’s Amleto Monacelli)

That policy changed in 2008, when the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) – now World Bowling – became the official governing body of tenpin bowling and opened its doors to professionals in the hopes of advancing bowling’s hope to gain Olympic acceptance, meaning that international players would no longer jeopardize eligibility to represent their national teams if the joined the PBA.

The introduction of the multi-event PBA World Series of Bowling concept a year later brought a veritable flood of international players into PBA competition. While notable players like PBA Tour champions Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela (1982), Sweden’s Mats Karlsson (1983) and Finland’s Mika Koivuniemi (1999), among a handful of others, had ventured into the PBA arena prior to 2008, the inaugural WSOB included an unprecedented 28 players from 14 different countries.

flagsThe WSOB has continued to welcome players from around the world. Since 2009, 38 different countries have been represented in the World Series, including a record 23 countries and 55 international players last year in Reno. The same sort of trend has had an impact of the recently-resurrected Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour, which has featured a strong influx of international players.

In 2017, the PBA has seen international competition grow in events not previously known for global appeal, such as the Xtra Frame PBA Tour program and, this week, the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open, which includes 16 nations and 26 international players in its field of 91.

It’s an exciting trend for bowling, especially as the sport continues to seek the attention of the IOC and bowling manufacturers continue to expand their global markets. It’s good for bowling fans around the world, who can cheer for their home-country favorites thanks to the advent of Xtra Frame, pba.com and other social media outlets with world-wide accessibility. And it’s good for competition, because the level of talent in PBA competition has never been stronger, which only adds to the prestige of winning a PBA Tour title.

XTRA FRAME SCHEDULE INCLUDES OKLAHOMA PRELIMS, PWBA ACTION

This week’s Xtra Frame’s live streaming schedule will feature qualifying round coverage of the PBA Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open from FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., through Friday, leading up to two days of live ESPN coverage of the Oklahoma Open’s nine-player stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2, at 1 p.m. EDT both days. The Oklahoma Open finals also will be live streamed on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.

This week’s PWBA Tour coverage features the Orlando Open Friday and Saturday.

Heading into July, Xtra Frame’s schedule includes the Teen Masters from Richmond, Va., July 5-7; the PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open from Seminole, Fla., July 7-8; the Proprietors Cup from Beavercreek, Ohio, July 8-9; the Nationwide PWBA Rochester (N.Y.) Open, July 14-15; the PBA50 South Shore Open from Hammond, Ind., July 25-27; the XF Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles from Copperfield Bowl in Houston, Texas, July 28-30, which will award PBA and PWBA Tour titles; and the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic from Anderson, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. For broadcast time and other details, check under the “schedules” tab on pba.com.

PBA fans also can follow real-time results for PBA50, PBA Xtra Frame Tour and all PBA Regional events by visiting the “live scoring” feature on pba.com. PWBA live scoring is available on pwba.com.

Xtra Frame subscription packages are available for three days, 30 days and a full year. To sign up, visit xtraframe.tv for details.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: WARREN, TANG WIN PBA50/PBA DOUBLES TITLE IN RENO

PBA50 competitor Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., teamed up with Darren Tang of San Francisco to win the PBA50/PBA Sands Regency West/Northwest Doubles Open, presented by MOTIV, at High Sierra Lanes Sunday over PBA50 rookie Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix and Tang’s younger brother, amateur Michael Tang, 449-422.

Warren and Darren Tang took an early lead and a costly open late in the game by Michael Tang, combined with Haugen’s inability to carry pocket hits, resulted in Warren claiming his fourth PBA50 Regional title while Darren Tang picked up his second title since becoming a member a year ago.

In the single elimination match play leading up to the title match, the Warren/Tang team swept Utah amateurs Clay Rees from Riverton and Craig Harrington of Harriman, 3-0. Warren/Tang then defeated the San Jose, Calif., team of Gregory Thompson Jr. and Marty Deh in the semifinal match, 490-416, while the Haugen/Tang team survived a semifinal round shootout against PJ Haggerty from Roseville, Calif., and Las Vegan Ron Mohr, 546-545.

● PBA rookie Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., defeated Chandler Stevens of Archbold, Ohio, 216-177, to win his first PBA title in the PBA Pro Bowl West Central/Midwest Challenge presented by Roto Grip at Pro Bowl West on Saturday.

Challenge events are open to PBA members without a PBA title or non-members who have never won a PBA event. In addition to his first title, Anderson won $1,500.

Anderson downed Frank Snodgrass of Center Line, Mich., 228-161, in the semifinal round while Stevens topped Charlie Brown of Grandville, Mich., 208-159, to set up the championship match.

Keith Lesko of Chicago defeated Mark Sullivan of Indianapolis, 222-202, to win the PBA50 Ultimate Inserts Midwest Open presented by Hammer at Lakeside Lanes in Davis, Ill., Sunday. 

Lesko, who led qualifying, took each of the preliminary matches to the maximum number of games.  He defeated Jeff Johnson of Freeport, Ill. 3-2, in the best-of-five-game Round of 8, and then defeated R.J. Alman of Murrysville, Pa., 2-1, in the best-of-three semifinal round. Sullivan bested his travelling partner Danny Clark of New Palestine, Ind. 3-2, before beating Dave Traber of Hebron, Ill., 2-1, in his semifinal match.

Along with his third PBA Regional title Lesko received $1,700.

● The July PBA Regional calendar begins with the PBA and PBA50 Vanessa Brown Homes West Opens, both presented by Columbia 300 at Yosemite Lanes, in Modesto, Calif.

● On the July 7-9 weekend schedule is the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Columbia 300 at 30 Strikes Bowling Pub & Pizza in Stratford, N.J.

● July 14-16 weekend activity for PBA Regional players includes the Albany Strikers South Open at in Albany, Ga., and the St. Charles Lanes Midwest Open presented by Storm in St. Charles, Mo. The PBA Central Region will conduct a mid-week event, the PBA50 Fairborn Central Classic at Bowl 10 Fairborn in Fairborn, Ohio, July 18-20.

● On the busy July 21-22 PBA Regional calendar are the PBA50 Parkway Lanes Open and the PWBA/PBA Parkway Lanes Open in Elmwood Park, N.J.; the Angola Central/Midwest Open at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind.; the PBA50 Beverly Lanes Midwest/Central Open presented by Roto Grip in Arlington Heights, Ill.; the Spring Hill South Open at Spring Hill Lanes in Spring Hill, Fla.; the Fort Sill Southwest Open at Twins Oaks Bowling Center in Fort Sill, Okla., and the Secoma Lanes Northwest/West Open, PBA50 Northwest/West Open and PWBA/PBA Open, all presented by Storm, in Federal Way, Wash.

● Also in July are the PBA Japan Region’s first events of 2017, the PBA Chameleon Open on July 23 followed by the Women’s Chameleon Championship on July 30, both at Shinsayama Grand Bowl in Sayama.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.

MageQUICK NOTES:

● Chris Paul’s blockbuster trade to the Houston Rockets this week also means the annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational will move to Houston in 2018. Details will be announced later.

PBA West/Northwest Region manager Gary Mage (at left with wife Toni) was inducted into the Washington State USBC Hall of Fame Saturday at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Rochester, Wash.

● Now available in the PBA Store (http://pba.firelakedesigns.com/), the Marshall Holman t-shirt and polo joins the Signature Collection which already includes Earl Anthony, Mark Roth and Dick Weber signature apparel.


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          Annecy 2017: Award Winners from the 41st Festival   

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The Jury on the beach!

17 Awards for an Eclectic Selection    

The different juries from the 41st International Animation Film Festival have revealed the winners from Annecy 2017! Amongst the 216 films nominated in the official competition (all categories combined), 17 awards were attributed during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 17th June.

       

HONORARY CRISTAL

Marcel Jean handed over the Honorary Cristal to Georges Schwizgebel to commemorate his prolific career.

"For the fifth year in a row, the Annecy Festival awarded the Honorary Cristal to a leading figure in the animation world. This year, it’s not only an exceptional filmmaker that we’ve crowned, but a friend as well. The Swiss director Georges Schwizgebel has had his films in competition at the Annecy Festival fourteen times. Georges has been a member of the jury at the Festival twice and two of his shorts, The Ride to the Abyss and 78 Turns, are included in the list of the 100 best animation films that we published in 2006.

Georges Schwizgebel is an animation guru, an artisan of precision and an artist who has inspired many young animators. His style can be described as baroque and swirling, characterised by a confident brushstroke and a resolutely postmodern approach with his relationship to history and art.” Marcel Jean

His film Erlking was screened as his son Louis Schwizgebel-Wang played the piano.

 

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OFFICIAL PRIZES

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS

> Commissioned Films

Jury Award

Moby "Are You Lost in the World Like Me?"

Steve Cutts

STEVE CUTTS

USA, UNITED KINGDOM

Cristal for a Commissioned Film

Material World

Anna Ginsburg

STRANGE BEAST

United Kingdom

> TV Series and Specials

Special Distinction for a TV Series

BoJack Horseman "Fish Out Of Water"

Mike Hollingsworth

TORNANTE PRODUCTIONS, LLC

USA

Jury Award for a TV Series

The Man-Woman Case "Wanted"

Anaïs Caura

MY FANTASY / 2 P2L, FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS NOUVELLES ÉCRITURES

France

Cristal for a TV Production

Revolting Rhymes Part One

Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To

MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES

United Kingdom

GRADUATION FILMS

Jury Distinction

Pas à pas

Charline Arnoux, Mylène Gapp, Léa Rubinstayn, Florian Heilig, Mélissa Roux

ESMA (ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES MÉTIERS ARTISTIQUES)

France

Jury Award

Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight

Sawako Kabuki

TAMA ART UNIVERSITY

Japan

Cristal for a Graduation Film

Sog

Jonatan Schwenk

HFG – HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG OFFENBACH AM MAIN

Germany

OFF-LIMITS SHORT FILMS

"Off-Limits" Award

Dix puissance moins quarante-trois seconde

FRANCIS

MIYU PRODUCTIONS

France

FEATURE FILMS

Audience Award

The talented Jean-Pierre Jeunet bestowed the Audience Award upon Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman for Loving Vincent. The film has been a great success since its world premiere on Tuesday 13th June.

TRADEMARK FILMS, BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS

Poland, United Kingdom

Jury Award

In This Corner of the World

Sunao Katabuchi

MAPPA (MARUYAMA ANIMATION PRODUCE PROJECT ASSOCIATION), GENCO, INC.

Japan

Cristal for a Feature Film

Lu Over the Wall

Masaaki Yuasa

SCIENCE SARU INC

Japan

SHORT FILMS

Audience Award

Grandpa Walrus

Lucrèce Andreae

CAÏMANS PRODUCTIONS

France

Jury Distinction

The Ogre

Laurène Braibant

PAPY3D PRODUCTIONS

France

The "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film

The Blissful Accidental Death

Sergiu Negulici

ABIS STUDIO

Romania

Jury Award

Kötü Kiz > Wicked Girl

Ayce Kartal

LES VALSEURS

France, Turkey

Cristal for a Short Film

Min Börda > The Burden

Niki Lindroth Von Bahr

MALADE AB

Sweden

   

After the 2017 Festival hit the milestone with 10,000 accreditations (11% more than in 2016), we’ll see you in Annecy from 11th to 16th June 2018
to pay tribute to Brazilian animation!

   

Find photos of all the award-winning films
and all the Annecy Festival photos on Flickr  Flickr

 

 

 


          7/1/2017: RACING: Johnson to take on the world   

Danielle Johnson will take on the best female riders in the world when she travels to Sweden to compete in the inaugural Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championship. ‘‘I leave this Saturday, straight after the meeting at Te Rapa. I’ll head straight...
          Swedish Defense Ministry Warns Muslim Extremists Building Separate Society in Sweden   

Sweden and it’s problem with Muslim refugees has been in the news ever since President Trump mentioned the country at a rally about a month ago.

The post Swedish Defense Ministry Warns Muslim Extremists Building Separate Society in Sweden appeared first on The Constitution.


          Europe forecast: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, Jun 30 - 05:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


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          Re: Lakeville Grove Cemetery   
Hi Kristina, couple thoughts,

The small place Boyceville, Dunn, Wisconsin, is not too far north of the large city Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. Perhaps Gust went to Minneapolis because he needed to go to a hospital with more resources than his local hospital.

Since Gust used the surname Olson, it seems his sisters would too - although I agree that's not necessarily the case, and "Hilda Nelson" could possibly be his sister. Like Gust, many (maybe most) Scandinavian immigrants who came to the USA with their father adopted the father's patronymic as their own surname.

About this comment: "Nels Olson (Birth 1840, Death: Unknown), Karna Olson (Birth: 1841, Death: 1920)." You no doubt have updated information on this by now, also. For the record, according to Find a Grave, Karna was Karna Anderson. the mother's maiden name is found on a death record, so it is important to note she was not born Olson.

According to Find a Grave, Nels Olson died 19 December 1928 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. The informant on his death record was Mrs. J P Johnson. The Find a Grave creator concludes this "must be his daughter Anna."
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82...

Would be useful to know who was the informant on the death record for Karna Anderson Olson when she died 19 November 1920.

Minnesota death records can be ordered through the Minnesota Historical Society website (as you obviously know, as you have the record for Gust). That website has a birth index, death index, and Minnesota state census index.

1899 immigration record (passenger manifest, arriving Ellis Island) that you found:
August Nilsson 28 born about 1871
Hilda Nilsson 18 born about 1881
Selma Nilsson 15 born about 1885

So these are the birth years to watch for if anyone helps you search for Hilda and Selma. The full birth date (day/month/year) and their mother's maiden name will help to make a solid id if an obituary or death record is found for a "Hilda" or a "Selma."

The Dalby Database may have additional nuggets if searched more thoroughly than I tried. Here on this link you see the burial of Karna Olson 1841-1920:
http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=cemsearchresults

Here are the Hildas born 1881 that show up in Dalby Database (burials):
http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=cemsearchresults

Here are the Selmas born 1885 that show up in the Dalby Database (burials):
http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=cemsearchresults

Just examples - of possible clues.

Below, I think this is your candidate for Hilda:

1905 census in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Hilda Young (with family) Hilda is born about 1881 in Sweden

1910 US Census in Hennepin County, Minnesota
William Young 30
Hilda Young 29 born about 1881
Almeda Young 5
Ina Young 3

So, no answers, just a few ponderings....

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          On This Day in Math - June 30   

You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: 
we were lazy. 
Max Rosenlicht

The 181st day of the year; 181 is the 9th palindromic prime number.

and the 181-digit palindromic number made up of all 7's except for the center being 181 (7777...7718177...77777) is a palindromic prime with a palindromic prime decimal length.

181 is the both the difference and the sum of consecutive squares:
\( 181 = 91^2 – 90^2 = 9^2 + 10^2 \)

 Every natural number greater than 181 can be written as sum of cubes of the first two primes. (students might be asked to find all examples of numbers less than 181 that can be written in this fashion, such as 35= 23 + 33)



EVENTS
1686 The Royal Society made the decision to publish De Historia Piscium, a lavishly-illustrated history of fishes by John Ray and Francis Willughby. The books was beautiful, but turned out to be such a poor seller that the Society almost went bankrupt. At one point Edmond Halley's salary could not be paid during the same period when he was trying to get Newton to complete his epic masterpiece, The Principia. Fortunately for science, Halley accepted a deal for something like one-hundred copies of the fish book, and then mostly funded the publication of Newton's classic himself over the next year. I don't know if Halley ever managed to sell any of the De Historia Piscium that he took in lieu of salary. *PB old notes.

1737 John Harrison, after positive results on the test of his first sea-clock, receives the first money awarded by the Board of Longitude (23 years after the Act to create the Board). Harrison received 500 Pounds, 250 Pounds to be paid immediately, and another 250 Pounds after completing a second clock that passes testing at sea. *Derek Howse, Britain's Board of Longitude: The Finances 1714-1828

1742 Euler replied (see June 7 post) in a letter dated 30 June 1742, and reminded Goldbach of an earlier conversation they had ("...so Ew vormals mit mir communicirt haben.."), in which Goldbach remarked his original (and not marginal) conjecture followed from the following statement, “Every even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes,” which is thus also a conjecture of Goldbach. In the letter dated 30 June 1742, Euler stated:“Dass ... ein jeder numerus par eine summa duorum primorum sey, halte ich für ein ganz gewisses theorema, ungeachtet ich dasselbe necht demonstriren kann.” ("every even integer is a sum of two primes. I regard this as a completely certain theorem, although I cannot prove it.")*Wik
As of this date, no one else has proved it either. It is one of the oldest open questions in mathematics.

1812 Congress authorized the President of the US to issue interest bearing Treasury Notes for the first time in history.  The interest was fixed at "five and two-fifths per centum a year."  *Kane, Famous First Facts (students might calculate the present value of a $100 investment on that date compounded to the present)

1808 Humphry Davy announced he had separated the element boron. However, working independently, French chemist, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac had announced* the same accomplishment nine days ealier, on 21 Jun 1808.  *TIS

1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum on 30 June 1860, seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Several prominent British scientists and philosophers participated, including Thomas Henry Huxley, Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, Benjamin Brodie, Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy.
The debate is best remembered today for a heated exchange in which Wilberforce supposedly asked Huxley whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey. Huxley is said to have replied that he would not be ashamed to have a monkey for his ancestor, but he would be ashamed to be connected with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth *Wik

1894 Tower Bridge opens, In 1886, the foundation stone of the Tower Bridge in London, England was laid (over a time capsule) by the Prince of Wales. The need to cross the River Thames at this point had become increasingly urgent for many years, and finally the necessary Act was passed in 1885. The bridge, designed by Mr. Wolfe Barry, CB, was completed at a cost of about £1,000,000. To permit the passage of tall ships between the towers, two bascule spans, each of 100-ft length, are raised. The side spans to the towers are of the more familiar suspension type. Pedestrians can traverse a high-level footway nearly at the top of the towers, even when the bridge is raised. It was officially opened 30 Jun 1894, by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, on behalf of Queen *TIS

1905 Albert Einstein's paper, "On the electrodynamics of moving bodies" (special relativity) is received at the Journal Annalen der Physik.
"Einstein develops the special theory of relativity in this paper. His concern, as he makes clear in the introduction, is that then current electrodynamics harbors a state of rest, the ether state of rest, and the theory gives very different accounts of electrodynamic processes at rest or moving in the ether. But experiments in electrodynamics and optic have provided no way to determine which is the ether state of rest of all inertial state of motion. Einstein shows that Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics has in fact always obeyed a principle of relativity of inertial motion. We just failed to notice it since we tacitly thought that space and time had Newtonian properties, not those of special relativity. " *John D Norton, Einstein, 1905, Pitt.edu

1908 A Comet(?) explodes above Tunguska, Siberia. *VFR In 1908, at around 7:15 am, northwest of Lake Baikal, Russia, a huge fireball nearly as bright as the Sun was seen crossing the sky. Minutes later, there was a huge flash and a shock wave felt up to 650 km (400 mi) away. Over Tunguska, a meteorite over 50-m diameter, travelling at over 25 km per second (60,000 mph) penetrated Earth's atmosphere, heated to about 10,000 ºC and detonated 6 to10 km above the ground. The blast released the energy of 10-50 Megatons of TNT, destroying 2,200 sq km of forest leaving no trace of life. The Tunguska rock came out of the Taurid Meteor storm that crosses Earth's orbit twice a year. The first scientific expedition for which records survive was made by Russian mineralogist Leonid Kulik in 1927. *TIS

1945 The first distribution of John von Neumann's First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, containing the first published description of the logical design of a computer with stored-program and instruction data stored in the same address space within the memory (von Neumann architecture)*Wik

1946 ENIAC formally accepted by the government. See 2 October 1955*VFR

In 1948, the transistor was demonstrated by its inventors, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, scientists at the Bell Telephone Laboratory in Murray Hill, NJ.* It was a simple, tiny device utilizing the electronic semiconducting properties of a germanium wafer. The transistor represented a significant advance in technology. As it was developed over the next few years, it was incorporated into electronic equipment as a functional replacment for the vacuum tube. Such use of transistors provided great savings in space and electrical power consumption. This made possible the small portable, battery-powered transistor radios which were sold to the public by late 1954.*TIS

1954 Solar eclipse in Britain. The about 3 minutes totality was visible in the Faroes and the southern line was crossing the northernmost Shetland. Many people in England do remember this eclipse and is often mistaken as total for those who saw a large partial eclipse. The eclipse track traveled across Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Byelorussia, and Russia. *NSEC

1955 Sperry Rand formed. In 1955 Sperry acquired Remington Rand and renamed itself Sperry Rand. Acquiring then Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and Engineering Research Associates along with Remington Rand, the company developed the successful UNIVAC computer series and signed a valuable cross-licensing deal with IBM. *Wik

1972 The International Time Bureau adds the first leap second to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). *Wik

1973     
A group of scientist boarded a prototype French Concorde airplane to chase a solar eclipse. The eclipse promised a luxurious view if you stood at the right place on the planet: a maximum of 7 minutes and 4 seconds as the moon passed over the Sahara Desert. It would be just 28 seconds short of the longest possible eclipse viewable from Earth; in the preceding several hundred years, there had only been one eclipse longer than this one, and there would not be a longer total solar eclipse until June 2150. Not satisfied with one of the longest eclpises in recent history, the group managed to negotiate a viewing flight on the still in testing Concorde. Closing in at maximum velocity, Concorde would swoop down from the north and intercept the shadow of the moon over northwest Africa. Traveling together at almost the same speed, Concorde would essentially race the solar eclipse across the surface of the planet, giving astronomers an unprecedented opportunity to study the various phenomena made possible by an eclipse. In one flight, Concorde had given astronomers more eclipse observing time than all the previous expeditions last century—generating three articles in Nature and a wealth of new data. *Motherboard


2011 Mr Ballew finally hung up his spurs and rode off into the sunset with his sweetheart, Jeannie.






2015 A Leap second is added to the clock in the last second before 8pm, so there will be a minute with 61 seconds. Between 1972 and 2012, a leap second has been inserted about every 18 months, on average. However, the spacing is quite irregular and apparently increasing: there were no leap seconds in the seven-year interval between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005, but there were nine leap seconds in the eight years 1972–1979. *Wik


BIRTHS

1748  Dominique Cassini (30 June 1748 – 18 October 1845)  was a French mathematician and surveyor who worked on his father's map of France.  He was the son of César-François Cassini de Thury and was born at the Paris Observatory. In 1784 he succeeded his father as director of the observatory; but his plans for its restoration and re-equipment were wrecked in 1793 by the animosity of the National Assembly. His position having become intolerable, he resigned on September 6, and was thrown into prison in 1794, but released after seven months. He then withdrew to Thury, where he died fifty-one years later.
He published in 1770 an account of a voyage to America in 1768, undertaken as the commissary of the French Academy of Sciences with a view to testing Pierre Le Roy’s watches at sea. A memoir in which he described the operations superintended by him in 1787 for connecting the observatories of Paris and Greenwich by longitude-determinations appeared in 1791. He visited England for the purposes of the work, and saw William Herschel at Slough. He completed his father’s map of France, which was published by the Academy of Sciences in 1793. It served as the basis for the Atlas National (1791), showing France in departments.
Cassini’s Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de l’observatoire de Paris (1810) embodied portions of an extensive work, the prospectus of which he had submitted to the Academy of Sciences in 1774. The volume included his Eloges of several academicians, and the autobiography of his great-grandfather, Giovanni Cassini.*Wik

1791  Félix Savart (June 30, 1791, Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes – March 16, 1841, Paris) became a professor at Collège de France in 1836 and was the co-originator of the Biot-Savart Law, along with Jean-Baptiste Biot. Together, they worked on the theory of magnetism and electrical currents. Their law was developed about 1820. The Biot-Savart Law relates magnetic fields to the currents which are their sources. Félix Savart also studied acoustics. He developed the Savart wheel which produces sound at specific graduated frequencies using rotating disks.
Félix Savart is the namesake of the unit of measurement for musical intervals, the savart, though it was actually invented by Joseph Sauveur.*Wik

1856 Cargill Knott (June 30, 1856 – October 26, 1922) born. He graduated from Edinburgh University and was then an assistant in the Physics department. With Barclay and Fraser he was one of the writers who originally proposed the founding of the EMS. He went to the Imperial University in Tokyo as Professor. He returned to a lectureship in Edinburgh and eventually became a Reader in Applied Mathematics. He became Secretary and Treasurer of the EMS in 1883 and President in 1893 and 1918.*SAU

1880 Birthdate of Rudolf Fueter (30 June 1880 in Basel; 9 August 1950 in Brunnen) who worked with functions with non-commutative variables and also in number theory. *SAU


DEATHS

1660 William Oughtred, (5 March 1575 – 30 June 1660) inventor of the slide rule (1621) and a staunch royalist, died in a transport of joy on hearing the news of the restoration of Charles II. Augustus De Morgan later remarked, “It should be added, by way of excuse, that he was eighty-six years old.” *VFR an Episcopal minister who invented the earliest form of the slide rule, two identical linear or circular logarithmic scales held together and adjusted by hand. Improvements involving the familiar inner rule with tongue-in-groove linear construction came later. He introduced the familiar multiplication sign x in a 1631 textbook, along with the first use of the abbreviations sin, cos and tan.*TIS

1919 John William Strutt 3rd Baron of Rayleigh (of Terling Place)(12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was an English physical scientist who made fundamental discoveries in the fields of acoustics and optics that are basic to the theory of wave propagation in fluids. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his investigations into the densities of the most important gases and his successful isolation of argon, an inert atmospheric gas.*TIS




Credits
*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
          Golf-European Tour French Open scores   
June 30 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour French Open at the par-71 course on Friday in Paris. The cut was set at 143. -8 Adrian Otaegui (Spain) 68 66 Peter Uihlein (U.S.) 67 67 -7 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 67 68 Alexander Bjoerk (Sweden) 66 69 -6 Nathan Kimsey (Britain) 66 70 Paul Waring (Britain) 64 72 -5 Graeme Storm (Britain) 71 66 Thomas Pieters (Belgium)

          Golf-Lingmerth's happy memories help him to Quicken Loans lead   
June 29 (Reuters) - Sweden's David Lingmerth, buoyed by happy memories of the TPC Potomac, fired a five-under 65 to claim a one-stroke lead over a packed leaderboard after Thursday's opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

          Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National scores   
June 29 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at the par-70 course on Thursday in Potomac, Maryland -5 David Lingmerth (Sweden) 65 -4 Nick Taylor (Canada) 66 Daniel Summerhays (U.S.) 66 Troy Merritt (U.S.) 66 Marc Leishman (Australia) 66 Johnson Wagner (U.S.) 66 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 66 -3 Zachary Blair (U.S.) 67 Martin Laird (Britain)

          Turning the U.S.-India Alignment into an Alliance   

"Our robust strategic partnership is such that it touches upon almost all areas of human endeavor....We consider the USA as our primary partner for India's social and economic transformation in all our flagship programs and schemes," proclaimed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 26. The venue was the joint press conference with President Donald Trump following their lengthy meeting at the White House. This is a sentiment that America must strengthen and build upon to contain the expanding ambitions of China.

Of course, diplomatic niceties prevented any actual public mention of the Communist regime as a common threat to the world's two largest democracies. Nor was China's ally Pakistan mentioned, even as the two leaders talked about defeating terrorism in the region. President Trump noted "Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism, and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them. We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism." In the case of India, terrorism has been linked directly to Pakistan which has been supporting an insurgency in Kashmir ever since that Muslim province was incorporated into India when the British Raj was partitioned in 1947.

Pakistan was founded as an Islamic state with the mission to unite all Muslims in the region. India was founded on a more tolerant, multicultural democratic standard and counts 175 million Muslims among its 1.3 billion citizens. In must be remembered that it was Pakistan that blocked a UN plebiscite on Kashmir's fate because it feared too many Muslims would vote to live in the more attractive society of India than in a militant regime. Pakistan failed in its bid to seize control of Kashmir but has continued to stir up jihadist movements in the province. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking to the U.S.-India Business Council on June 27, mentioned how "barbarians have struck on Indian soil too many times over the decades, including the horrific attacks in Mumbai nearly a decade ago, claiming the lives of more than 160 innocents, including six Americans." That attack was traced to Pakistan. Hours before Modi's arrival, the State Department imposed sanctions on Syed Salahuddin, the Pakistan-based leader of Hizbul Mujahideen, the main Kashmir terrorist group.

PM Modi stated, "Fighting terrorism and doing away with the safe shelters, sanctuaries, and safe havens will be an important part of our cooperation," clearly with Pakistan in mind; not only regarding Kashmir, but also Afghanistan. The U.S. and its coalition (which includes India, for whose contributions President Trump thanked Modi) cannot end the war in Afghanistan as long as the Taliban (and now ISIS) can lick their wounds and rebuild their forces in Pakistan; free to cross the border at times of their own choosing. 

The threat from China was alluded to when President Trump mentioned how Indian forces "will join together with the Japanese navy to take part in the largest maritime exercise ever conducted in the vast Indian Ocean." What links Japan and India is concern over Beijing's expansion across the Pacific Rim and into the Indian Ocean. Beijing's ambitious "Belt and Road" development initiative which is designed to impose a "common destiny" on Eurasia is opposed by both India and Japan. The Chinese plan will build on programs hat have already been underway in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, posing direct threats to Indian security.

The U.S. and Japan can and must counter the Chinese initiative by increasing their role in developing the Indian economy, which can truly be a "win-win" relationship. China's rise has been fueled by short-sighted American business firms willfully ignorant of the true nature of the Beijing regime. They have transferred technology and production capacity to a strategic rival of their home country. The pursuit of private profit without adequate supervision by a Washington establishment blinded by naive liberal hopes and corrupted by corporate cash has helped to create a threat Americans will have to face for decades to come. It would be a much better world if all the Western capital sent to China had gone to India instead. Trade is properly conducted among friends, not adversaries where the "gains from trade" are used to create menacing capabilities.

With the world's largest population, India presents a massive market for American goods of all kinds. President Trump, however, concentrated his remarks on energy and security. We are "looking forward to exporting more American energy to India as your economy grows, including major long-term contracts to purchase American natural gas." To the extent that imported gas replaces Indian coal, it will help New Delhi clean up the air pollution that makes its cities look as bad at those in China. VP Pence added nuclear power and clean coal to the list of energy sources the U.S. could help New Delhi develop. President Barack Obama had carried his "war on coal" overseas with a ban on any U.S. aid to the Indian coal industry. But India is not going to abandon its massive coal reserves; their use can, however, be improved.   

Modernizing India's military is central to the strategic alignment. VP Pence mentioned to the USIBC that "the United States will sell Sea Guardian UAVs, Apache attack helicopters, and C-17 transports to India." A larger program on the table is the sale of 126 fighter jets to India. The Lockheed F-16 "Viper" is the leading candidate, but the Saab JAS-39 "Gripen" is also in the running, though a strategic link to Sweden makes little sense in an Asian setting. India, however, is moving from being a consumer of military hardware to a producer, as any Great Power must do. Modi has a "make it in India" policy and Lockheed is willing to set up an F-16 production line there. The question is whether this will be considered "outsourcing" by the Trump administration. It should not be as long as the production is for Indian service and does not replace jobs in U.S. industry supplying the Pentagon. The F-16 is long out of production for the USAF. The new F-35 "Lightning II" is coming into service (also built by Lockheed).

Indian production should be seen as "market extension" which will create additional work for American factories and maintenance services, not only for this order of warplanes but for future orders of military equipment of many kinds as the strategic relationship deepens. It should be noted that the first European production line for the F-16 opened in 1978; so India is not asking for anything novel.

The need to offer "co-production" to win military contracts is a subject not often discussed in public debates over arms sales, but it is a part of many transactions. Offset arrangements can also involve local purchasing, subcontracting, investment, and technology-transfer requirements on U.S. exporters that benefit foreign firms in the purchasing country. The U.S. defense industry is the world's leader, but its comparative advantage does not yield the full returns economic textbooks promise because of real world practices like offsets. These are negotiated between foreign governments and corporations in virtually every deal. The state authorities have the greater leverage, as it is generally a buyer's market; but strategic considerations also play their part. Our officials must keep a close eye on such deals to keep a proper balance between risks and rewards to the U.S. defense industrial base.

India's offset requirements have been at the low end of the international scale. Caught between two allied nuclear powers, China and Pakistan, New Delhi needs to modernize its forces; but it also needs a domestic industrial infrastructure to support its armed services. This is why offsets, though generally banned in the commercial sector under the World Trade Organization, are allowed for national security reasons. What is truly important cannot be left to the "invisible hand"--- which means the hands of others.

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi are both nationalists in a dangerous world. As Modi put it, "I am sure that the convergence between my vision for a 'new India' and President Trump's vision for 'making America great again' will add new dimensions to our cooperation." Let us work to make it so in a positive way.

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          DIARY-Government Debt Auctions to July 28   
June 30- For other diaries, please see:. Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. 4- Jul Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 4- Jul Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 5- Jul Japan 6- month discount bill auction 5- Jul Sweden Auction of Treasury bills 5- Jul Norway...
          eCube Systems and HP Hosting Complimentary Agile Development Class in Stockholm, Sweden   

One day Agile Development class on using NXTware Remote on OpenVMS slated for September 9th, 2016.

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          Lingmerths happy memories help him to Quicken Loans lead   
Swedens David Lingmerth, buoyed by happy memories of the TPC Potomac, fired a five-under 65 to claim a one-stroke lead over a packed leaderboard after Thursdays opening round of the Quicken Loans National.
          Quicken Loans National. David Lingmerth Leads.   
David Lingmerth, from Sweden, leads the Quicken Loans National after the first round at TPC Potomac.   David Lingmerth / getty David carded -5 under par 65 in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National, to sit on top of the leaderboard by one shot. David was happy to hit 12 of 14 fairways today, and putting … Continue reading Quicken Loans National. David Lingmerth Leads.
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          Midnight Sun S01 SUBBED 720p BluRay x264-GHOULS   
Midnight Sun S01 SUBBED 720p BluRay x264-GHOULS |Video Bitrate| : 5761 kb/s |Video Resolution| : 1280x720 |Video Frame-rate| : 25.00 fps(r) |Audio Info| : dts, 48000 Hz, 5:1 (swe) Name: Midnight Sun Summary: Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.
          Type locality: Kosterfjord, SW of Vttre Vattenholm... for taxon Melinna albicincta Mackie & Pleijel, 1995   
Note "Type locality: Kosterfjord, SW of Vttre Vattenholmen, Sweden, 58.875, 11.105, 60-80 m" for taxon Melinna albicincta Mackie & Pleijel, 1995 has been added by Geoffrey Read via the webinterface on 2017-06-29T22:11:44+00:00
          Test identifies breast cancer patients with lowest risk of death   
(University of California - San Francisco) A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer even 20 years after diagnosis and tumor removal, according to a new clinical study led by UC San Francisco in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden. As a result, 'ultralow' risk patients could be treated less aggressively and overtreatment avoided, leading to fewer toxic effects.
          Hilarious video shows Swedish golfer getting chased off the course by a young elk   

Moose on golf course

Animals seem to have a habit of interrupting sporting events, often with adorable and hilarious results. We've had cats invade baseball stadiums, pigeons settling into tennis matches, and bats on NBA courts getting caught by Manu Ginobili.

On the golf course however, these chance meetings with the animal kingdom can be a bit more confrontational. As humans cross over natural habitats while attempting to make par, we've seen golfers come across alligators and capybaras, and in the early aughts, too many men taken down by that infamous Tiger.

The latest entry of this ongoing catalog of animal interactions takes place in Sweden where an unsuspecting golfer was met by a young elk on the fairway. After a few attempts to artfully dodge the elk calf, Christer Sjogren broke out into a run in order to escape the chase. Thankfully he came out of the incident unscathed, and even more thankfully, his friend filmed the encounter, which you can see below in a video courtesy of The Local Sweden.

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet caught up with Sjogren after the chase, where according to Golf Digest's translation, he admitted he probably had not taken the most prudent course of action. "He followed me the whole time. So I thought I'd start running to see what would happen," Sjogren told the paper. "When I started running, I realized that wasn't a good decision."

If anyone is planning on hitting the links this weekend, be sure to learn Sjogren's lesson the easy way. And ideally, find a partner who won't film you if you're being chased by a wild animal.

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          My 2 Favorite Season Card in Stockholm   

Summer is my favorite time of the year. I guess most people think the same. I officially have preferred season since I live in Sweden. Back then in Indonesia, weather don’t really change. During this period, people are crazy either about holiday, vacation, going back home, summer sale, or like me, enjoying the benefit of […]

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          Elsesphere - Blind Leading The Blind (2002) [Sweden, Progressive Metal]   
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          Scientists have developed transparent wood to replace glass   
Scientists have developed transparent wood to replace glass

Builders may be working with a new material in the future. It's called transparent wood. Researchers in the United States and Sweden have created transparent wood. The technique needs to be perfected, but in time, transparent wood may become as common as glass.

Transparent wood stronger than glass 

What is transparent wood?

The material that gives wood its brown colour is a polymer called lignin. Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the University of Maryland in the United States have discovered a way to remove lignin from wood and produce a transparent "wood" that may replace window glass in the future.

The process of removing lignin is fairly easy. Researchers at the University of Maryland put blocks of wood in boiling water with sodium hydroxide and other chemicals. In about two hours, the lignin was leached out of the wood, giving them transparent wood.

In order to make the transparent wood useful, University of Maryland researchers then mixed epoxy resin into the transparent wood. They were able to make sheets up to a centimeter thick, but so far have been unable to make sheets larger than about 10cm in length or width. The transparent wood they made had about a 90 percent light transmittance rate.  

Researchers in Sweden used a slightly different process. They mixed acrylic (Plexiglass) with the lignin-free wood. The result was an almost transparent sheet that was twice as strong as ordinary Plexiglass. Although the transparent wood had a slightly hazy appearance, the researchers thought the haziness might be a benefit for the creation of solar cells.  

Uses for transparent wood 

Once the process is perfected, researchers believe transparent wood will have the benefits of window glass without the drawbacks. Transparent wood won't shatter like ordinary glass. Swedish researchers believe they will be able to laminate transparent wood to create load-bearing panels and beams.  

Ultimately, it may be possible to make semi-transparent homes out of transparent wood. While this may seem like a drawback, transparent walls would reduce the need to use lighting and can keep a house in a colder climate warmer through heat transference.  

Researchers also believe transparent wood can be used to make cheaper, more efficient solar panels. Light energy passes through the wood and may be more efficient than glass panels. Because transparent wood has the potential to be stronger than glass, some of the drawbacks of glass solar panels will be overcome.

 Uses for transparent wood

When will we be using transparent wood?

The possibilities for transparent wood are exciting, but research has just begun. More work needs to be done to find a way to make large sheets of transparent wood. While it may seem like that could take decades, we may be seeing it sooner than we realise.

 So far, only two universities have produced transparent wood. The fact that they have succeeded may compel manufacturers to donate money or do in-house experiments. With greater funding, we may see transparent wood sooner than we imagine. As the technique is perfected, we may see it used on many unexpected products:

  • Transparent beams could become a reality

  • Transparent or semi-transparent skylights may be produced

  • Transparent wood might be used as a roofing material

  • Solar panels may be produced using transparent wood

  • Transparent wall panels may replace traditional wall panels in parts of the house 

Those are just a few of the possibilities. While we may not see widespread use of transparent wood in the next few years, it's only a matter of time. The technology is here. Now it just has to be perfected.  

If it seems far-fetched, remember there was a time when no one believed we could watch moving pictures in our homes and many "experts" predicted the automobile would never replace the horse and buggy. Time will tell, but the potential for transparent wood is too great to ignore. We are almost certain to see it used in the future.  

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          BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

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All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

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Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

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          Teenage Weight Gain Linked to Increased Stroke Risk as an Adult   

Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become overweight during those years, according to a study published in the June 28, 2017, online issue of Neurology "The stroke rate has been increasing among young adults even while it has been decreasing for older people," said study author Jenny M. Kindblom, MD, PhD, of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. "While we don't know the reasons for this increase, it has occurred at the same time as the obesity epidemic."


          Baby dies after c-section delayed at Swedish hospital   

A baby died at a hospital in Vasteras after medical staff waited too long to carry out an emergency caesarean section, according to Sweden's watchdog the Health and Social Care Inspectorate. The woman was due to give birth when the midwife detected anomalies while listening to the cardiotocography monitoring, which uses ultrasound to register the baby's heart rate.


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          The Solar Egg an installation by Bigert & Bergström   
Image courtesy of Studio Bigert & Bergström The Solar Egg an installation by Bigert & Bergström   In response to a commission from Riksbyggen, Bigert & Bergström have created a sculptural chamber in the form of an egg-shaped sauna that has just been installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town.   Image courtesy of Studio Bigert […]
          Reduced Number of Shares and Votes in Enea AB (Publ)   

KISTA, Sweden, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annual General Meeting 2017 of Enea AB resolved on a so-called automatic share redemption program. The share redemption program involved a share split, whereby one (1) existing share in the company was split into two (2) shares. As a result...



          ABB: Lead Engineer   
Competitive: ABB: You will be part of Power Grids in Västerås. The Power Grids division is the world's leading supplier of power and automation products, systems and service solutions for the entire value chain from power generation to the transmission and distribution of Västerås,Vaestmanland County,Sweden
          Nurses’ Use of a Web-Based National Guide for Child Health Care   
imageRikshandboken i Barnhälsovård is a Swedish Web-based guide for child healthcare, providing quality-ensured guidelines and support contributing to equality in child healthcare among all children. In 2015, a new child healthcare program was implemented and made available in this Web-based guide. The aim of this study was to investigate how child healthcare nurses use Rikshandboken i Barnhälsovård and factors affecting its use. The study was a comprehensive Web survey of 2376 child healthcare nurses in Sweden answered by 1309. Statistical processing was performed using descriptive and analytical methods. Rikshandboken i Barnhälsovård was widely used by the respondents, but regional differences and number of years in the profession affected the use. Almost all nurses were satisfied with the usability, content, and design and felt that a national guide for child healthcare is important. This indicates that an established Web-based national guide is an appropriate setting when a new national program is implemented. In order to achieve an equal and equitable child healthcare, it is essential that all nurses use the national guide to provide evidence-based practice. The value of main child healthcare units as regional facilitators in the innovation process of Rikshandboken i Barnhälsovård should not be underestimated.
           Interrogating violence against women and state violence policy: Gendered intersectionalities and the quality of policy in The Netherlands, Sweden and the Uk    
Hearn, Jeff, Strid, Sofia, Husu, Liisa and Verloo, Mieke (2016) Interrogating violence against women and state violence policy: Gendered intersectionalities and the quality of policy in The Netherlands, Sweden and the Uk. Current Sociology, 64 (4). pp. 551-567. ISSN 0011-3921
           Hegemonic Masculinity and Beyond: 40 Years of Research in Sweden    
Hearn, Jeff, Nordberg, M., Andersson, K., Balkmar, D., Gottzen, L., Klinth, R., Pringle, K. and Sandberg, L. (2012) Hegemonic Masculinity and Beyond: 40 Years of Research in Sweden. Men and Masculinities, 15 (1). pp. 31-55. ISSN 1097-184X
           Reviewing Hegemonic Masculinities and Men in Sweden and South Africa    
Hearn, Jeff and Morrell, Robert (2012) Reviewing Hegemonic Masculinities and Men in Sweden and South Africa. Men and Masculinities, 15 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 1097-184X
           “The social problem of men”: Deliverable 3: Interim Report on National Reports on Law and Policy Addressing Men’s Practices from Workpackage 3    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Pitch, Tamar, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Tallberg, Teemu, Millett, Jackie and Olsvik, Elvind (2001) “The social problem of men”: Deliverable 3: Interim Report on National Reports on Law and Policy Addressing Men’s Practices from Workpackage 3. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           The social problem of men: deliverable 13: policy option paper II EU, European and transnational    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Tallberg, Teemu and Olsvik, Elvind (2002) The social problem of men: deliverable 13: policy option paper II EU, European and transnational. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           WP 10 Appendices October 2006    
Smidova, Iva, Iovanni, LeeAnn, Hearn, Jeff, Mueller, Ursula, Ferguson, Harry, Novikova, Irina, Oleksy, Elzbieta H. and Wojtaszek, Marek M. (2006) WP 10 Appendices October 2006. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           EU FP5 Thematic Network. The European Research Network on Men in Europe: The Social Problem and Societal Problematisation of Men and Masculinities (HPSE-CT-1999-0008): The Social Problem of Men Deliverable 11 Draft Final Network Report From Workpackage 5    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Olsvik, Elvind and Tallberg, Teemu (2002) EU FP5 Thematic Network. The European Research Network on Men in Europe: The Social Problem and Societal Problematisation of Men and Masculinities (HPSE-CT-1999-0008): The Social Problem of Men Deliverable 11 Draft Final Network Report From Workpackage 5. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Gender relations in transnational organisations: a theoretical, conceptual and methodological overview Gender    
Hearn, Jeff and Kovalainen, Anne (2000) Gender relations in transnational organisations: a theoretical, conceptual and methodological overview Gender. Working Paper. Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Sweden.
           The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 7: Interim Report on National Reports on Statistical Information on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 4    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Olsvik, Elvind, Tallberg, Teemu and Millett, Jackie (2001) The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 7: Interim Report on National Reports on Statistical Information on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 4. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Finland update on national report with the focus on men's violence    
Hearn, Jeff, Jyrkinen, Marjut and Lattu, Emmi (2005) Finland update on national report with the focus on men's violence. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           The European Research Network on Men in Europe: The Social Problem and Societal Problematisation of Men and Masculinities The social problem of men: deliverable 14: Final Network Report    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Pitch, Tamar, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Olsvik, Elvind, Tallberg, Teemu, Millett, Jackie, Raynor, Alex and Jacobsen, Astrid (2003) The European Research Network on Men in Europe: The Social Problem and Societal Problematisation of Men and Masculinities The social problem of men: deliverable 14: Final Network Report. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Policy Option Paper II: EU, European and Transnational Options and Priorities    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Olsvik, Elvind and Tallberg, Teemu (2001) Policy Option Paper II: EU, European and Transnational Options and Priorities. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Finland National Report on Newspaper Representations on Men and Men´s Practices    
Hearn, Jeff and Lattu, Emmi (2001) Finland National Report on Newspaper Representations on Men and Men´s Practices. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 5: Interim Report on National Reports on Statistical Information on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 3    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Pitch, Tamar, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Olsvik, Elvind, Tallberg, Teemu and Millett, Jackie (2001) The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 5: Interim Report on National Reports on Statistical Information on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 3. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Finland National Report on Law and Policy Addressing Men's Practices    
Hearn, Jeff, Lattu, Emmi and Tallberg, Teemu (2001) Finland National Report on Law and Policy Addressing Men's Practices. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 3: Interim Report on National Reports on Statistical Information on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 2    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Pitch, Tamar, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi, Olsvik, Elvind, Tallberg, Teemu and Millett, Jackie (2001) The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 3: Interim Report on National Reports on Statistical Information on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 2. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Finland report on statistical information on men's practices workpackage 2    
Hearn, Jeff, Lattu, Emmi and Tallberg, Teemu (2001) Finland report on statistical information on men's practices workpackage 2. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 2: Interim Report on National Reports on Research on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 1    
Hearn, Jeff, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Pringle, Keith, Chernova, Janna, Ferguson, Harry, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Kolga, Voldemar, Novikova, Irina, Pitch, Tamar, Ventimiglia, Carmine, Lattu, Emmi and Olsvik, Elvind (2000) The Social Problem of Men: Deliverable 2: Interim Report on National Reports on Research on Men’s Practices from Workpackage 1. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Finland national report on research on men's practices workpackage 1    
Hearn, Jeff and Lattu, Emmi (2000) Finland national report on research on men's practices workpackage 1. Project Report. CROME: Critical Research on Men in Europe, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Studying men's violences: towards a European methodological framework    
Novikova, Irina, Hearn, Jeff, Pringle, Keith, Smidov, Iva, Bjeren, Gunilla, Jyrkinen, Marjut, Iovanni, LeeAnn, Arranz, Fatima, Ferguson, Harry, Kolga, Voldemar, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Balkmar, Dag, Helfferich, Cornelia, Lenz, Ilse, Wojtaszek, Marek M., Picukane, Elizabete, Rosa, Victoria and Connell, R.W. (2009) Studying men's violences: towards a European methodological framework. Project Report. Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Poniendo fin a la violencia de genero: un llamando a la accion global para involucrar a los hombres    
Ferguson, Harry, Hearn, Jeff, Holter, Oystein Gullvag, Jalmert, Lars, Kimmel, Michael S., Lang, James, Morrell, Robert and de Vylder, Stefan (2004) Poniendo fin a la violencia de genero: un llamando a la accion global para involucrar a los hombres. Project Report. Sida, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Ending gender based violence: a call for global action to involve men    
Hearn, Jeff, Ferguson, Harry and de Vylder, Stefan (2004) Ending gender based violence: a call for global action to involve men. Sida, Stockholm, Sweden.
           Gender divisions and gender policies in top Finnish corporations    
Hearn, Jeff, Kovalainen, Anne and Tallberg, Teemu (2002) Gender divisions and gender policies in top Finnish corporations. Project Report. Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
           Methodological Framework Report    
Hearn, Jeff, Novikova, Irina, Pringle, Keith, Smidov, Iva, Bjeren, Gunilla, Jyrkinen, Marjut, Iovanni, LeeAnn, Arranz, Fatima, Ferguson, Harry, Kolga, Voldemar, Muller, Ursula, Oleksy, Elzbieta H., Balkmar, Dag, Helfferich, Cornelia, Lenz, Ilse, Wojtaszek, Marek M., Picukane, Elizabete and Rosa, Victoria (2007) Methodological Framework Report. Project Report. Hanken. Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki, Helsinki, Sweden. (Unpublished)
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          Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics   
(Linköping University) A discovery of how to control and transfer spinning electrons paves the way for novel hybrid devices that could outperform existing semiconductor electronics. In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden demonstrate how to combine a commonly used semiconductor with a topological insulator, a recently discovered state of matter with unique electrical properties.
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          10 Battery Gigafactories Are Now in the Works. And Elon Musk May Add 4 More   

Gigafactory announcements have been trending in recent months, with plans for at least 10 new plants revealed in the last six months. Half a dozen have been planned in the last month alone.

In Germany, for example, the Daimler subsidiary Accumotive laid the foundation for a $550 million plant designed to take annual lithium-ion battery production from its current level of 80,000 units up to around 320,000.

And Energy Absolute, of Thailand, reportedly has plans for a $2.9 billion factory in Asia, with an annual production capacity of 1 gigawatt-hour per year, scaling to 50 gigawatt-hours a year by 2020. 

Meanwhile, a consortium including Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI), Charge CCCV, C&D Assembly, Primet Precision Materials and Magnis Resources confirmed it will build a 15-gigawatt-hour-a-year plant on IBM’s former Huron Campus manufacturing site in New York.

BEI, Charge CCCV, C&D Assembly and Magnis Resources are also working with Eastman Kodak Group to build a similarly sized plant near Townsville in Queensland, Australia. The backers have said the plant could create around 7,000 jobs. 

More recently a company called Energy Renaissance has lifted the lid on plans for a factory in Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, with a production capacity of a gigawatt-hour of batteries a year.

The most aggressive gigafactory plans, however, remain with the company that came up with the concept. Tesla’s Elon Musk has said he will announce “probably four” new gigafactories this year. One has long been slated for Europe, and another has been confirmed to be in the works in Shanghai, China. 

The recent announcements follow at least five gigafactory proposals put forward for Europe before the end of last year, including facilities in Sweden, Hungary and Poland. Not all the new plants will focus on lithium-ion batteries, though. 

The U.S. lead-acid battery maker Johnson Controls, for example, unveiled proposals for two Chinese plants with a combined annual capacity of 13.5 million batteries.

The company already has production capacity for 16 million batteries a year, from a factory in Chongqing and one in Zhejiang, and is looking invest $250 million in a new plant that could produce up to 7.5 million units a year in Shandong from 2019. 

A second plant would follow in 2020. The increased capacity is aimed at satisfying growing demand from the start-stop engine market.

Overall, Bloomberg reports that global battery-making capacity is set to more than double by 2021, topping 278 gigawatt-hours a year compared to 103 gigawatt-hours at present.

The massive planned increase in battery production feels similar to the Chinese manufacturing boom that radically altered the PV landscape around a decade ago, by creating oversupply that ultimately led to the demise of dozens of solar firms.

Could the same phenomenon be underway in battery manufacturing?

Probably not, say storage experts. The pricing declines won't be nearly as dramatic due to supply chain differences. 

"Unlike PV, battery raw materials are rare metals that have to be mined and processed, so they will have constant supply-demand push-pull, minimizing risk of supply glut," said Ravi Manghani, director of GTM Research's storage practice.

"The industry is in the middle of a huge cost declines phase as manufacturers continue to bring large gigafactories on-line. While some individual vendors may see massive cost step-downs as facilities are activated or new generation products with superior density are launched, on a macro level, the declines are going to be much more gradual," said Manghani.

According to Logan Goldie-Scot, head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance's storage practice, the growth in production capacity is already considered in pricing forecasts.

“We're already factoring the ramp-up in production capacity and ongoing price decreases into our analysis,” said Goldie-Scot. “I don't foresee a step-change reduction in price.”

By 2030, BNEF expects battery pack prices to fall to $73 per kilowatt-hour, down from a volume-weighted average of $273 per kilowatt-hour in 2016. 

“This is an average, though,” he said. “We're already seeing pack prices below $200 per kilowatt-hour.”

David Hart, director at E4tech, an international strategic consultancy focused on sustainable energy, said much of the upcoming capacity will be needed to satisfy forecast growth in vehicle electrification. 

“Building gigafactories is a logical next step in creating a battery industry that's fit for the purpose of supplying vehicles,” he said. “I don't think the rise in gigafactories will necessarily result in a price crash.”

Even if the battery market is unlikely to face the same pressures as solar, it will still grapple with challenges of its own.

“Very importantly, it's not clear that the resource supply chains exist yet for all these factories,” Hart said. “Lithium and cobalt supply needs to be increased, and everyone is vying for supply.”


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          Sweden on the Brink of a Legal Crisis   
by Martin Armstrong A Swedish report has been leaked that concludes the Refugee Crisis is destroying Europe. The report has revealed that the number of lawless areas (commonly referred to as, “no-go zones”) in...
          Abstracta 216 Sideboard   
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Completely Unique Look Made in Sweden Practical Storage 


          Lammhults Atlas Chair - 5 Star Base   
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          Blonde Sweden Whore Gets Hard Throat And Pussy Fucked By Two Horny Guys   
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          For sale - 1968 C 10 Chevrolet Truck Original Right Front... - Auction   
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          For sale - 85 wagoneer fender emblems - Auction   
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          For sale - wagoneer / J10 / J20 / cherokee 4 wheel drive... - Auction   
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          Article: Investors Place Bets on European Healthcare Apps   
Universal healthcare may be the norm in Europe, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from offering digital alternatives to government-led systems. This week, investors gave two services—Your.MD in the UK and Sweden’s Kry—cash infusions to help meet growing consumer interest in do-it-yourself healthcare tools.
          BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

To apply, or for more information, send an email to writefor@bwayworld.com


Check out the worldwide BroadwayWorld regions below!

United States:


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          7/1/2017: RACING: Johnson to take on the world   

Danielle Johnson will take on the best female riders in the world when she travels to Sweden to compete in the inaugural Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championship. ‘‘I leave this Saturday, straight after the meeting at Te Rapa. I’ll head straight...
          Europe Media Chart - November 2015   
A selection of the hot new music surfacing across the continent this month by the top European Jazz Magazines.

Madli-Liis Parts , Muusika (Estonia):
Mai Group "You" (MainiA Music 2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h4CTjD6LNE
https://maiagan.bandcamp.com/album/you
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/maigroup
 
Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):
High Definiton Quartet “Bukoliki" (For Tune 0074 047)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4BXScfRUDI

Jon Newey, Jazzwise (UK):
Nat Birchall  "Invocations" (Jazzman)
http://www.junodownload.com/products/nat-birchall-invocations/2890206-02/
 
Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):
Live People Ensemble  "Planes" (Fancymusic, 2015)
 https://fancymusic.bandcamp.com/album/planes
 https://itunes.apple.com/album/ploskosti/id1052706692
 
Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):
HÅKON KORNSTAD: «Tenor battle» (Jazzland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hECzXfjPWE
 
Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):
PAT METHENY AND OTHERS “Hommage à Eberhard Weber” (ECM)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e2Npceo_2w
 
Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):
SIMON JERMYN’S TROT A MOUSE “Pictorial Atlas Of Mammals” (Skirl Records)
http://simonjermyn.bandcamp.com/releases
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/pictorial-atlas-of-mammals-simon-jermyns-trot-a-mouse-skirl-records-review-by-henning-bolte.php

Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):
Per "Texas" Johansson "De Långa Rulltrapporna i Flemingsberg" (Moserobie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1m3vXFRxxw

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):
Bushman’s Revenge “Jitterbug” (Rune Grammofon)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7wGCkkD0Yw
 
Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):
METTE HENRIETTE "O/Ø" (ECM)
 
Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra / Christian Wallumrød "Untitled Arpeggios And Pulses" (HUBRO)
https://soundcloud.com/hubro/trondheim-jazz-orchestra-christian-wallumrod-untitled-arpeggios-and-pulses-part-4
 
Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):
Matthew Halsall "Into Forever" (Gondwana)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw-iqa3AxFM
 

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A number of jazz magazines from across Europe have come together under the banner Europe Jazz Media to work on common objectives in encouraging and strengthening interest in jazz and spreading awareness of the development and diversity of the music. One of the first initiatives is the Europe Jazz Media chart: a non-sales related chart that reveals some of the hot new music surfacing across the continent right now.

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          THE LURKING FEAR Feat. AT THE GATES Members: Listen To 'Vortex Spawn' Single   
Swedish death metal supergroup THE LURKING FEAR will release its debut album, "Out Of The Voiceless Grave", on August 11 via Century Media. Recorded at Welfare Sounds in Gothenburg, Sweden, the disc will be available as special-edition digipak CD, gatefold LP on 180-gram vinyl with a poster and as a digital download. The album's LP edition will be available on classic black vinyl as well as on limited colored runs as follows: silver vinyl (200 copies; CM Distro Europe), clear vinyl (200 copies, Sweden) and golden vinyl (300 copies; CM USA). The first single from "Out Of The Voiceless Grave", a song called "Vortex Spawn", can be streamed below. THE LURKING FEAR vocalist Tomas Lindberg said: "To us, this track sums up all the raging, interstellar evil that we try to convey with this album. We want the riffs to slither out of your speakers like torrents of tentacles, crowned in festering doom. The vocals pulsating with aeons of filth and death. Spewing out of its cosmic, voiceless grave: the 'Vortex Spawn'. Timeless death." The cover artwork for "Out Of The Voiceless Grave" was designed by Stefan Thanneur and can be seen below. "Out Of The Voiceless Grave" track listing: 01. Out Of The Voiceless Grave 02. Vortex Spawn 03. The Starving Gods Of Old 04. The Infernal Dread 05. With Death Engraved In Their Bones 06. Upon Black Winds 07. Teeth Of The Dark Plains 08. The Cold Jaws Of Death 09. Tongued With Foul Flames 10. Winged Death 11. Tentacles Of Blackened Horror 12. Beneath Menacing Sands Lindberg previously stated about the "Out Of The Voiceless Grave" artwork: "Stefan Thanneur understood the vision I had for 'Out Of The Voiceless Grave' straight away. He has portrayed the exact same nightmare vortex of interstellar death and terror that I envisioned when I wrote the lyrics and came up with the concept. Pure cosmic evil. Even more twisted madness than my imagination could portray. I have been very happy to work with yet another great talent. You can never get enough tentacles." Featuring members/ex-members of illustrious and influential acts like AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED, SKITSYSTEM, DISFEAR and GOD MACABRE, THE LURKING FEAR is not just another retro all-star project, but a real band of five death metallers who organically got together in order to celebrate the metal breed closest to their roots as well as their hearts. THE LURKING FEAR is: * Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) - Vocals * Jonas Stålhammar (THE CROWN) - Guitar * Fredrik Wallenberg (SKITSYSTEM) - Guitar * Andreas Axelsson (DISFEAR, TORMENTED, EDGE OF SANITY) – Bass * Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) – Drums Citing common inspiration by bands like AUTOPSY, POSSESSED, early DEATH, REPULSION, early MORBID ANGEL, SLAUGHTER, BATHORY, early SLAYER and MASTER/DEATH STRIKE, THE LURKING FEAR previously stated about the band's formation: "We are a death metal band. Not your average new wave of old-school death metal band. We play death metal from the heart with pure emotional impact and a focused artistic vision. This is the music we live and breathe. Always have, always will. "We have all played in various other bands for over 25 years and we just want to spew out the music that we want to hear. When we get together, this is what comes out of naturally, because we share the exact same reference points. We love 'Seven Churches' and 'Mental Funeral' for the exact same reasons. "We want our death metal ugly, twisted and possessed. We miss the urgency, intensity and 'realness' in a lot of the modern death metal. Therefore, it is natural for us to stray away from the streamlined sounds of today, but rather focus on bringing sheer, natural weirdness and horror back to the table…"

          Terrorist Alert: US Warns American’s Off of Europe Travel   

Terrorist Alert: US Warns American’s Off of Europe Travel The US State Department issued a travel alert for Europe Monday, saying US citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the Continent. In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said […]

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          What’s Happening in Sweden from Muslim Refugee Surge is Horrific   
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By Andrew West and Jeff Dunetz In Sweden, the Muslim refugee crisis has been an absolute nightmare.  Lawlessness and violence are the new norms in areas that are heavily populated with these middle eastern refugees, and the Swedish police are having difficulties maintaining law and order in the otherwise tranquil nation.  Sweden’s recent population growth is without […]

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          Folkmord - Peace Was Never an Option (2017)   
Folkmord - Peace Was Never an Option (2017)

Artist: Folkmord
Album: Peace Was Never an Option
Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardcore
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03. Whip
04. Hatets Sång
05. Norrland
06. Ditt Blod På Mina Händer
07. Satans Suit
08. Flay Them Alive
09. Dedication
10. Flesh

          Swedish Armed Forces looking for a new Red Dot   

FMV in Sweden just closed the doors for a tender for over 5 000 red dots and mounts. It will be interesting to see what they chose, but my money is on an Aimpoint (Made in Sweden) of some kind. Probably the Aimpoint Micro T-2, but without reading the detailed requirements it’s hard to know. […]

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          Neo-Nazis’ concert at the Warsaw Technical University   
On 30 April 2017 in the student club Remont, which is situated in a building leased from the Warsaw Technical University, the concert is planned, which is entitled To the Sovereign State. Legion Twierdzy Wrocław group and other nationalist and fascist groups from Hungary, Slovakia and Sweden have been invited to participate in the concert. The title of  Continue Reading »
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          Swedish Police Chief Begs “HELP” – Migrants’ Crime & Violence Skyrockets   
The only remaining police station in Kista in the troubled Järva area is forced to be closed. The pledge by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to step up the fight against drug gangs in vulnerable areas in Sweden, delivered roughly 2 weeks ago, came too little, too late. Swedish National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson has begged […]
          Johan Rockström - Planetary boundaries   
The Hillary Institute recently announced Sweden's Johan Rockström as the global Hillary Laureate for 2017. The Institute, inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary, aims to support leaders working in the areas of climate change, poverty, disease, peace, and justice. Johan Rockström is the director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and a professor of environmental science at Stockholm University. He is recognised for his work on global sustainability, and helped lead the team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries framework, first published in 2009. The nine planetary boundaries are systems that regulate the Earth's stability and resilience - the interactions of land, ocean, atmosphere and life that together give a 'safe operating space for humanity'. Four of the planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a result of human activity. Rockström advises several governments and business networks including the UN and the World Economic Forum. http://www.hillaryinstitute.com/ http://www.stockholmresilience.org/ http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2015-01-15-planetary-boundaries---an-update.html http://eatforum.org/
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          For sale - Canon ae-1 Official Camera 1984 Olympic Games With... - Auction   

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          Anarchy Spreads to 61 Cities As Sweden Bows To Islam   
Swedish National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson has begged the government for help as the number of no-go zones has risen from 55 to 61 in only one year. “Help us, help us,” Eliasson said at a press conference on the subject of the rising levels of crime and criminal networks in Sweden. Eliasson said there were at least 5,000 criminals divided into around 200 networks in Sweden operating in the now 61 no-go zones, many of which are heavily muslim-populated, Göteborgs-Posten reports. Police have said that they are monitoring 61 “no-go zones”Read More
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          Comment on Carl Larsson – Swedish Artist – 1853-1919 by Connie May   
:-) If I could travel (impossible when you farm) Id go to Sweden to see his place. That would be great. When I complete my bedroom in the loft I will send it to you. Altho things just changed with a beautiful chinese art deco rug I just bought and cant flip. I just love it too much to resell it. Maybe Ill get tired of it though! .
           L-Soft international, Inc. Files for Chapter 11 to Resolve Protracted Litigation   

Normal Business Operations Continue. L-Soft Germany GmbH, L-Soft UK Ltd., L-Soft AB, L-Soft Sweden AB and L-Soft Services international, Inc. are not included in filing.

(PRWeb March 09, 2007)

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          The Capitalist with Little Faith in Capitalism   

You know him as the founder of the Microsoft Corporation and as the wealthiest person on earth, with a personal fortune of $89.2 billion. But Bill Gates is much more than that. He's also a political activist who uses his wealth to promote a host of left-wing causes. He does much of this through his charitable foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which he and his wife established 17 years ago.

Over the years, Gates has been outspoken on a number of social and political issues. In 2010, for instance, he lamented the U.S. Government's “ridiculously low levels” of spending on so-called green-energy research, a complaint he has articulated on many occasions.

Gates embraces the theory that the greenhouse gas emissions associated with human industrial activity are major contributors to potentially catastrophic “climate change.” In a June 2015 interview with the Financial Times, he repeatedly emphasized that the public sector, and not the private sector, was uniquely capable of leading a global shift to a clean-energy economy reliant on wind and solar power sources rather than on fossil fuels. “[I]t should be like the Manhattan Project and the Apollo Project in the sense that the government should put in a serious amount of R&D,” said Gates. In a blog post a few days later, Gates expanded on that theme: “Why should governments fund basic research? For the same reason that companies tend not to: because it is a public good. The benefits to society are far greater than the amount that the inventor can capture. One of the best examples of this is the creation of the Internet. It has led to innovations that continue to change our lives, but none of the companies who deliver those innovations would ever have built it.”

In a November 2015 Atlantic magazine interview about green-energy development projects, Gates said that while “the government will be somewhat inept” at spearheading such initiatives, “the private sector is in general inept.” “How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly?” he continued. “By far most of them.” Gates's lack of faith in the private sector's ability to effectively address the climate-change problem rests in his belief that “there’s no fortune to be made” in such a venture, and that “even if you have a new energy source that costs the same as today’s and emits no CO2, it will be uncertain compared with what’s tried-and-true and already operating at unbelievable scale and has gotten through all the regulatory problems.” “Without a substantial carbon tax” imposed by government, Gates concludes, “there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch.”

Gates has expressed a lack of confidence in capitalism on a number of other occasions as well, such as when he said that “the market does not drive the scientists, the communicators, the thinkers, the government to do the right things.” In a similar vein, in March 2013 Gates told the Royal Academy of Engineering's Global Grand Challenges Summit that capitalism frequently pursues “priorities [that] are tilted by marketplace imperatives” and thus fail to address the most vital human needs. “The malaria vaccine in humanist terms is the biggest need,” he explained. “But it gets virtually no funding. But if you are working on male baldness or other things you get an order of magnitude more research funding because of the voice in the marketplace than something like malaria.” By Gates's calculus, governments and philanthropic organizations must intervene to offset this “flaw in the pure capitalistic approach.” 

In June 2015, Gates announced that he planned to personally invest $2 billion in renewable technology initiatives over the ensuing five years. Toward that end, in November 2015 he joined the so-called Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which consisted of 28 wealthy investors from 10 countries who pledged to invest a combined $1 billion, to help “bend the curve” on climate change. “People like myself,” Gates said, “who can afford to take big risks with start-up companies, should — because of climate change — be willing to put some number of billions into the spin-offs that will come out of … government-funded activity.”

Immigration policy is another issue of great concern to Gates. In early 2014, he charged that “the injustice” of America's existing immigration system was “incredible.” In a July 2014 op-ed which he co-authored with Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett, Gates claimed that U.S. immigration policy “fails badly” on two major counts: being “humane to immigrants living here,” and “contribut[ing] to the well-being of our citizens.” Advocating amnesty for those who have broken U.S. immigration laws, the op-ed said: “Americans are a forgiving and generous people, and who among us is not happy that their forebears — whatever their motivation or means of entry — made it to our soil?” A good model to emulate, said Gates, would be the “enlightened immigration policies” of Canada.

In February 2014, Gates joined former Washington Post CEO Don Graham in financing a $25 million college scholarship fund for illegal-alien students living in the U.S. as temporary residents under the terms of former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive action which guaranteed that most DREAM Act-eligible young people would temporarily be granted legal status, work permits, access to certain publicly funded social services, and protection from deportation.

Gates also favors an increase in the admission of foreign refugees to the U.S., including those hailing from war-torn, terrorist hotbeds in the Middle East. In early 2016, for instance, he said that America has “the capacity” to do the same as Germany and Sweden, two countries that he said should “be congratulated” for accepting massive numbers of migrants from such places. Similarly, in September 2016 Gates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who had played a key role in importing many Middle Eastern refugees to his country, as “a leader [who] wants to remind people about openness and taking in refugees in an appropriate way.”

In summation, though Bill Gates is the ultimate capitalist, he has little faith in the ability of the free-market system to drive the engine of human progress in a positive direction. Moreover, he views the United States not only as a nation that needlessly mistreats massive numbers of people (such as immigrants and refugees), but also as a nation that has caused considerable harm to the natural environment. In other words, Bill Gates is a man of the left.
 


          News Finland, Sweden join British-led rapid action military force   

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          Finland joins UK’s Joint Expeditionary Force   

Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö inked the deal making Finland a member of the UK’s Joint Expeditionary Force on Friday.

Niinistö formalised the arrangement in Stockholm, where Sweden also signed up for the multinational force.

The aim of the JEF is to develop rapid reaction military performance. Other current members are Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Norway — all NATO members.

The UK invited Finland to join the group in February this year. At the time the Finnish Defence Forces said that the collaboration would not involve any new hardware purchases, since the JEF seeks to use and develop existing assets.

The JEF is not staffed by permanent troops. Rather, members contribute resources during crisis situations.


          Announcement of Change in the Total Number of Votes in AB SKF   
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to a conversion of shares from Series A to Series B in accordance with the Company's Articles of Association, AB SKF confirms the following.  As per 30 June the Company's share capital amounts to SEK 1,138,377,670 and...
          Debt   
I am a very unusual creature in that I have no debts at all. No study loan, no apartment loan, no car loan, no credit cards. And for this I need to be punished. Allow me to explain. In Sweden if you have a mortgage you get tax relief on the interest payments. It’s around 30% if … Continue reading Debt
          A Short Guide to Swedish Politics   
Politics is only interesting when it’s happening somewhere else, like in Africa, or in a Fantasy novel. But when there is a general election raging, it’s just the most atrocious bore imaginable. There is a general election brewing in Sweden now and you can’t walk through town for ten seconds without some intense idiot in … Continue reading A Short Guide to Swedish Politics
          FUN FRIDAY: Museum of Failure   


Two things you need to know about this video. First of all this is basically what my garage would look like if I didn't clean out about once a year. I have a tragic tendency to adopt new technologies that don't catch on. Second is that this museum is in Sweden, which you wouldn't know by listening to that guy. Turns out 86% of Swedes speak
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          Swedish Pancakes   
I am always on the lookout for waffle and pancake recipes that don't seem too heavy on eggs, milk, butter. The waffles at the FridayMornings at SELMA are a perfect example and I was buying up the mixed batter when it was for sale. You just added an egg, vanilla and maybe a little bit of milk (I forget exactly), but it made for some yummy waffles.

This morning, I decided to make a nice breakfast for Jeff & me. At first, I pulled out the waffle maker, but then I decided that I didn't feel like waffles. So I pulled out my Joy of Cooking cookbook but everything I saw just seemed too rich. So, I next pulled out the red & white checkered Better Homes & Garden New Cookbook and opened to the pancake section. Something called "Swedish Pancakes" caught my eye and I figured, what the heck? Our Swedish friends have given us some cool things like practical dialysis machines, the three point safety belt, Swedish fish, and the absorption refrigerator (except for the fish, all of this information can be found on wikipedia, so it must be true. Not sure about the fish but it sounds good.) Turns out, the mofos can make a nifty little pancake too.

The recipe is very easy. Take 3 eggs and beat them until "thick and lemon colored" (I just beat them for a few minutes and called it good). Add 1 1/4 cups milk, 3/4 c flour, 1 T sugar and 1/2 t salt. Mix together. The batter will be VERY runny but don't panic! It will all turn out fine, I promise.

Heat up your frying pan and put in oil or a spray of that organic oil crap that I found at the food co-op. Let it heat up over medium heat and pour your batter on. Since it is runny, pour it in quick little "spurts" (you'll see what I mean). Keep a careful eye on things as they cook quickly.

You will end up with lovely thin little pancakes, halfway between a crepe and a pancake. The entire batter is 853 calories (not including oil or the calorie free spray shit that I used) and you get so many per batch that you needn't fret too much about calories. I served mine with my local maple syrup and Locavorious blueberries.

The cookbook says to "pass the Lingonberry sauce", whatever the fuck that is. The blueberry syrup worked just fine and made for a lovely brunch. So, thanks my Swedish friends! Even if you didn't give us the wonderful Swedish fish**, you are still alright in my book.

**oh well damn! I guess Swedish fish do come from Sweden. Okay, nevermind.
              
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          Autoliv complements its innovation strategy with investment in specialized fund Autotech Ventures   
(Stockholm, Sweden, June 30, 2017) – Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, today announced that it will make a $15 million investment in Autotech Ventures, the digital ground transport venture capital fund. Autoliv’s investment in Autotech Ventures, a fund focused broadly on the automotive industry complements Autoliv’s own innovation strategy, particularly in the areas of active safety and autonomous driving. Autoliv’s Electonics segment has grown rapidly and today represents more than 20% of the company’s annual revenues. It was
          【Fashion Feature】A Black Afternoon by Emma Wallace & Gaston Luga   
上星期約了我的閨蜜 A 先生吃下午茶,兩個麻甩佬 (咦?) 食 Tea 當然不會是酒店精緻三層架,維記的咖央西多還有潤牛麵才是王道!不過難得相約小聚還是有任務得拜託 A,就是麻煩 A 幫忙拍照 (A 跟太太開了家專業的婚攝公司「Studo du Sleil」的啊~)。

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on Patricia:Disc Vest from Emma Wallace (sponsored) /
Boyfriend Jeans from Uniqlo / Sneakers from Perfect Persuasion 
(拍攝場地:美荷樓四十一冰室 House 41)

首先是這件黑色背心「Disc Vest」(US$146,即約 HK$1,140),謝謝 Emma Wallace 送我的禮物,因為很喜歡的關係最近真的經常著,多到連男友都問我為甚麼常常穿這件背心,沒有為甚麼啊,就是因為喜歡嘛!

Emma Wallace 是英國設計師,所以也理所當然的是走英倫風路線,Size from XS to XL,像我這樣大隻的也 OK;也有很多女星、KOL 有穿她的衣服,著得最多的是 (宇宙) G.E.M!如果想買的話可以直接在官網上選購 http://www.emma-wallace.com/shop,香港 Free Shipping。


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另外,收到來自北歐的背囊一個,來自瑞典斯德哥爾摩的新品牌「Gaston Luga」,設計走中性路線,我選了最穩陣的全黑色 CLÄSSIC 系列的「Black & Black」(HK$1,550),可以跟男友 Share 用都冇問題。同一個款式還有粉紅+黑 / 橄欖綠+啡 / 海軍藍+啡 可選。

最近都有帶它出門,因為裡襯是棗紅色的關係總讓我想起 Christian Louboutin 的高跟鞋。格數算多,容量亦夠大放手提電腦都無問題 (有 Laptop 保護袋格),獨就是欠了側邊放水樽的位置,重量老實講也不算很輕巧 (帆布又是雙層確實有點重),而且小問題是每次要從裡面拿東西都得先開磁石扣再解開索帶,如果在背面有個拉鍊會比較方便。

想買的話可以再官方網站選購「http://gastonluga.com/hk/」,全球 Free Shipping,香港客人還可以享有外退還歐洲銷售稅約 20%。

Instagram: @gastonluga

#GastonLuga #anywherewithGL #backpack #Sweden #DesignerBackpack

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最後是再次謝謝 A 的維記潤牛麵還有咖央多,其實我很久沒有幫襯維記啦,一來人多不想等位,二來水準實在飄忽,這次再吃覺得湯頭又淡了,薑味也不明顯,有點失望。

不過西多都是好西,大家都是西,不用分得那麼細,愛你唷~

          Here's What to Expect When Moon Jae-in Comes to Visit Friday   

This week's U.S.-South Korea summit will be scrutinized for signals of the strength of the relationship and divergence in approaches to North Korea.

The elections of U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in upended their countries' policies toward the bilateral alliance and North Korea, producing uncertainty and concerns in both capitals.

Both presidents have subsequently sought to allay those concerns by sending messages of reassurance and commonality of objectives.

But significant policy differences remain in their two approaches toward Pyongyang, which will become evident over time. For the summit, both sides will emphasize building trust and a personal rapport rather than producing an in-depth policy framework. As such, there will be fewer public disagreements and policy fireworks than originally expected.

Trump has yet to fill critical vacancies for policymakers covering Asia at a time when numerous threats and potential crises are growing.

Trump has touted his dealmaking acumen as well as his unpredictability. He postulates that these traits increase his negotiating leverage, but they have unnerved U.S. allies.

The Trump administration's Asia policy has been troubled by conflicting signals, including how willing Trump is to use military force to prevent Pyongyang from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten the U.S. homeland.

Although Trump has criticized President Barack Obama's "strategic patience" policy as weak and ineffectual, he has yet to distinguish his North Korea policy from his predecessor's.

Trump's policy of "maximum pressure" is anything but and, like Obama, he continues to pull U.S. punches by only incrementally sanctioning North Korea and refraining from imposing secondary sanctions on Chinese violators of U.S. law.

Moon has yet to define his approaches toward Washington and Pyongyang. He has described himself as "America's friend" and the U.S. alliance as the "most important foundation for our diplomacy and national security."

Yet Moon also advocates being able to "say no to the Americans," strengthening his country's independent defense capabilities, and regaining wartime operational control of South Korean military forces from the United States. Currently, control of the South Korean military will be turned over to the U.N. commander (always a U.S. general) when the two presidents decide a state of war exists.

Moon has repeatedly criticized Seoul and Washington for an overreliance on sanctions and pressure tactics and vowed for Seoul to take the lead on North Korean matters rather than taking a back seat to the U.S. and China. He advocates a return to the "sunshine" engagement policies of previous liberal presidents, which offered economic largesse with few conditions.

For example, Moon proposes reopening the Kaesong and Kumgangsan joint economic ventures with North Korea. Doing so, however, would be a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

U.N. Resolution 2094 (paragraphs 11-15) requires U.N. member states to prevent financial services that could contribute to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. U.N. Resolution 2321 (paragraph 32) prohibits any financial support to Pyongyang unless it is specifically approved in advance by the U.N. 1718 Committee.

During a recent trip to Washington, presidential adviser Moon Chung-in and two National Assembly members exacerbated U.S. concerns over Moon Jae-in's policies on North Korea, the alliance, and deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea.

The administration distanced itself from adviser Moon's remarks, but it remains unclear whether his faux pas was simply being too forthcoming about Seoul's intentions.

Moon Jae-in originally opposed the THAAD deployment but he tacked to the center during the campaign to gain conservative voters.

After his inauguration, Moon claimed he wouldn't overturn the alliance deployment decision but froze ongoing deployment to allow for an environmental impact assessment, which could take 1-2 years.

Doing so increases the risks from North Korean nuclear, chemical, and biological attack to South Korean citizens as well as the 28,500 American sons and daughters put in harm's way to defend South Korea.

Moon sees economic engagement with North Korea as a means of bringing the North back to the negotiating table. But there is little utility to such negotiations as long as Pyongyang rejects their core premise—which is an abandonment of its nuclear weapons and programs.

During my meetings with North Korean officials in Sweden earlier this month, they made unambiguously clear that denuclearization was totally off the table and there was nothing either Washington or Seoul could offer that would induce Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

North Korea conducted several missile tests since Moon's inauguration in violation of U.N. resolutions and rejected his offers of dialogue, humanitarian assistance, and exchanges of nongovernment visits.

The regime's actions show that it will not act any more benevolently to Moon than to his conservative predecessors.

In 2009, Pyongyang similarly disabused Obama of his view that the regime would behave differently than it had under President George W. Bush.

Trump and Moon will be on their best behavior during the summit to prevent appearances of strains in the alliance.

Both sides should make clear their unwavering support of the alliance and maintaining the international consensus on the need to punish Pyongyang for its repeated violations.

However, if Moon signals that he will return to the failed engagement policies of the past or hinder the THAAD deployment, it could cause significant strains in the bilateral relationship with Washington. {eoa}

Bruce Klingner is a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center.

This article was originally published at DailySignal.com. Used with permission.


          BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

To apply, or for more information, send an email to writefor@bwayworld.com


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          World's Greatest/Only Hockey Recruiting Overview: 2017   

With a renewed sense of hope I decided to check out the incoming class to see what's on deck for Michigan hockey. The answer is surprisingly pleasant given the long period of uncertainty that preceded Mel Pearson's hire. Then I kept going, but that's another post.

2017

There are twin headliners and a third guy to keep an eye on. Josh Norris was the 19th pick in the most recent draft after leading the NTDP U18s in scoring* and crushing the NHL combine. Norris sounds like a Carl Hagelin or JT Compher sort of gent:

… tough competitor that is willing to engage physically to win puck battles…strong skater that isn’t easily pushed off the puck. He doesn’t have elite speed, but he’s a good enough four-direction skater that he’s capable of playing the center position at the next level. … competes hard on the defensive end and plays a responsible game. … lot of his offense comes from driving hard to the net and winning battles for loose pucks, and creating opportunities by chasing the play. …. ability to handle the puck is fine, but it’s not an area of strength.

He'll play both ways and pile up points because of his physical ability, effort, and reasonable skill level. That skill level might be a bit higher than the above take, depending on who you listen to. His NTDP coach:

“He can hammer a puck. He can skate. He’s got a great first step. He competes, and he’s coachable. He’s got a lot going for him. I think he’s got a great deal of God-given talent. He is a heck of a kid and extremely coachable. Those items right there lead up to a player who has some ability and a bright future.”

Given the dearth of center talent on the roster Norris is likely to slot in on the top line from day one; he and Will Lockwood are Compher and Motte in search of Connor. (Connor is not on this roster.)

Side note: Norris's father Dwayne starred for Michigan State back in the day. Completing this odd circle of betrayal: MSU has a commitment from Mike Knuble's kid, Cam Knuble, for 2018.

*[He tied Grant Mismash with 61 points but took four fewer games to get there.]

also: 1 G 2 A vs Finland in this year's Five Nations

Quinn Hughes is the second headliner. He was too young for this year's draft by three months and is being mentioned as a potential first rounder next year… like, a first half of the first round pick. and if "5'9" defenseman who might be a top 15 pick" sounds awesome, you and I have the same taste in hockey players. Hughes put up 10-43-53 in 65 games with the U18s this year, and per Red that's no fluke:

Berenson projected Hughes as an “elite-skating, offensive-minded defenseman” at the college level and also called him one of the “top young defensemen” of his class.

“He’s really a special player, and we’re excited about the fact that he’ll bring an element to our defense that maybe we don’t have right now,” Berenson said. “He could definitely add to our power play. His smarts, his vision and his skating ability really separate him from a lot of players.”

Hughes is highly likely to slot into Michigan's first team power play from the drop and chase Eric Werner for the title of MGoDiminutiveDefensemanFaveRave.

There were some OHL rumors about Hughes that seem to have petered out after his brother also went the NTDP route. More about him in another post; he's a 2019 kid.

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The non-headliner but maybe-guy-to-watch is Mike Pastujov. Back in the day when the Pastujov brothers committed, Nick (who is coming off a freshman year in which he had three points in 28 games) was much more modestly regarded than his younger brother. Fast forward a few years and Nick is one who got drafted, albeit in the seventh round. Mike went from potentially being the #1 pick in the OHL draft to undrafted after a few seasons of injuries and struggle. Scouting from way back when:

1. Michael Pastujov (#11 Black) 6-0/186 Honeybaked U16 (Michigan) - A strong and powerful skater who committed to the Wolverines along with his brother Nick, a '98, less than a week after the camp ended. He's a flight risk to the OHL, but he's a strong skater who drives the net well. He made plays happen from all over the ice, really dishes the puck well to his linemates and he wins one-on-one battles. He's a complete package offensively.

Clearly things have gone awry. The primary issue is his inability to stay on the ice. Injuries cost him almost all of his sophomore and junior years; he also missed about a dozen games with the U18s. He still played in 55 and could only put up a 9-15-24 line. Michigan will hope his indifferent final year with the NTDP is more about the injuries than his talent level. If he can repair this

Slow first step

Pastjuov’s biggest issue this past season was his skating. His first step was really slow, which meant he lost a lot of races to loose pucks, and had trouble creating much when he did have the puck.

…then maybe Michigan will get a third headliner in the class.

Pastujov did get healthy enough to catch the eye again at the World U18s, scoring a PPG over a seven-game span as the US took the tourney title. Various scouting services, including the NHL's CSB, moved him from off their lists into the top 100—usually good enough to get drafted in the fourth or fifth round. He was nonetheless passed over.

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The other three guys in the class are all overagers. All are 97s. Jack Becker was Pearson's first commit; unsurprisingly he was a flip from Tech. He was a Wisconsin commit in the long long ago. He'll be 21 in January and was only even somewhat productive in the USHL in his final season, when he put up a 16-12-28 line. Bizarrely for a guy with his profile, he was a 7th round pick of the Bruins in 2015. Becker is a very large person at 6'4", so he might have a shot to be a Ben Winnett sort.

Dakota Raabe could be a little fast dude who ends up on a scoring line or peter out into a checking line guy and penalty killer. He's a few months younger than Becker. While he steadily increased his production in the BCHL, a PPG as an overager in that offense-mad league is not always enough to translate to NCAA productivity. Incredibly, Raabe was only eighth(!) on his team in PPG. (He was 25th in the league.) This is not BCHL slam dunk territory. It's BCHL maybe territory.

FWIW, MSU's Taro Hirose was almost the exact same size and age coming out of the BCHL a year ago; he had a 6-18-24 line as a freshman. That might not sound like much but he was second on his moribund team in scoring and looked like their most dangerous forward when Michigan played them. Unfortunately this isn't a direct comparison; Hirose was a much better BCHL point-acquirer. He had 71 points in 58 games—a cut above Raabe, especially since he was his team's leading scorer by 15 points.

Raabe's head coach says he's got "elite speed," so he's got that going for him. Also his transition from a Southern California major midget team to the BCHL must have been a shock to the system. He does have some late bloomer potential:

“Being on the ice every day has helped me so much,” Raabe said. “My shot has gotten harder and I’ve gotten faster. I’d say my hockey IQ has improved as well because I’m learning how to play the game at a faster level.”

Berenson:

“I’m told Dakota is a high-end skater,” Berenson said. “He’d be one of our fastest skaters. ... It looks like he’s going to be a real good addition to our forward group, and the big thing is because of his speed and work ethic.”

He'll probably have an indifferent freshman year and then his second year will tell the tale. He's a good gamble for a team needing to fill roster spots during a transition period. He is very much a gamble.

Finally, Gustaf Westlund is a Parisian Swede who committed little over a year ago. He had enough about him to warrant an NHL draft profile from SBN:

…intriguing prospect as this was his first season playing in North America. …The left-shot center is a true athlete who oozes potential. .. very good skater. He has a long, smooth stride that appears effortless. He can really get going quickly and seems to have that extra gear. …makes good passes, has above average vision and has a soft touch. … an athletic player with above average tools.

Future Considerations took a look at him about a year ago:

…effortless skater who gets himself to smart areas of the ice to get a shot on net.  …good athletic frame, but is thin and could stand to add some considerable strength to his legs, core and upper body. …handles the puck well with soft hands and creative moves, weaving his way through traffic with a surprisingly long reach. …shot will become a real weapon as he adds strength and puts more velocity behind it. … has much room to develop. 

Berenson:

“We think he’ll add a little bit of everything,” Berenson said. “He’ll be similar to (Adam) Winborg in that he’s good with the puck, good without the puck, he plays physical, he plays hard.”

He put up 8-27-35 in 59 games in the USHL a year ago; not great but he was on a team that struggled to score. He was third on the team in points.

Westlund's move from overseas to prep to the USHL to the NCAA is a challenging route; like Raabe he's a guy who might not show much in year one but has the potential to evolve into a scoring line player over the course of his career. While he's a 97 like the other two guys, he was born in December—he's almost a year younger than Becker.

Upshot

Norris and Hughes are going to be college stars, and Michigan will seek to get two scoring line upperclassmen out of Raabe/Westlund/Pastujov. Becker looks to be a project who will do well to get past the third line. Given the fact that everyone in this class knew they wouldn't be finishing their careers under Red Berenson, it's as good of a group as is reasonable to expect and should patch a couple of last year's biggest holes—a two-way #1 center and a power play quarterback.


          Trackfiles Episode 34 - October 21, 2011   
In this episode, I look back at the Icenrye Southwest Tour 2011. Also, there's a look at two Caching 101 events in the province of British Columbia, three milestones and the latest caption contest from Groundspeek. This plus Podcast Rewind and some video from the trip.

Visit show sponsor Landsharkz.

Links in Show:
My Vacation Blog
My SmugMug Photoset
My Appearence on TWiT
Fremont Street Experience
Fitz Casino & Hotel Las Vegas
GC2AN6F CC See Sea Si (Unknown Cache) in Oregon, United States created by Twinx Two
GC2DZBM the goldfinch's nest (Traditional Cache) in Washington, United States created by fleet fouses
Caching 101 Video by Pgcachers
GC35CKR New Geo Cachers Event: NorBrock Stadium (MITH) (Event Cache) in British Columbia. An Event cache by MITH Cacher
Geocaching.com Caption Contest 28 - Win a Barely Coveted Prize - Latitude 47
GC35CCJ fluffyfish's farewell flash (Event Cache) in New South Wales, Australia created by fluffyfish
GC35M4F Let's play BINGO ! (Event Cache) in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany created by stern70 & RoLaBeKa
GC2HX43 Fumble After Dark 2011 (Mega-Event Cache) in Västra Götaland, Sweden created by FumbleAfterDark
GC35EYE NV Cache-Luck 2011 (Event Cache) in Nevada, United States created by NVTaps
GC35D29 Wass-up? (Event Cache) in Ontario, Canada created by murfster
Geocaching Podcast
Centennial State Geocaching
Cacher's Corner
          Trackfiles Episode 29 - April 30, 2011   
In this episode, I have a look at some government sponsored caching and the latest iPhone controversy. Also, there's a rather difficult cache featured in the YouTube segment. This plus events and Podcast Rewind.

Visit show sponsor Landsharkz.

Links in Show:
GC2TK5M The Doctor Who Series: The Second Doctor (Multi-cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by Time Lord Icenrye with Time Lord Cecil-EGC
GCPYGP Power To The Cachers! (Traditional Cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by Icenrye
Environment Canada - About Environment Canada - Canadian Environment Week Geocaching Contest
Environment Canada - About Environment Canada - GPS Coordinates for Geocaching Contest
Geocaching catching on as hobby in area - Park Rapids Enterprise - Park Rapids, Minnesota
Geocaching: The Good Side of Location Tracking - News & Opinion - PCMag.com
Geocaching Site Maintenance
Secret footage of new Groundspeak server
YouTube - Only for the Die Hards
GC2MDMZ 2011 AYOPC: Only for the Die Hards (Traditional Cache) in Iowa, United States created by The NVG
GC2PBYR International Flash Event "Springtime in Paris" (Event Cache) in Île-de-France, France created by WhiteFriar
GC2N0NN Rendezvous (Event Cache) in Kalmar, Sweden created by Himmelskimmer
GC2R53V Easter GeoMob (Event Cache) in East Midlands, United Kingdom created by migs48
GC2RWBR Handicaching in Royal Oak (Event Cache) in Michigan, United States created by Geo-Therapist
GC2R69P Flash MOB “Congratulations Clay Pigeons 5000 Cache (Event Cache) in Alabama, United States created by Friends of the Birds
GC2RQQA Geocaching 101 with Billy (Event Cache) in Tennessee, United States created by O-Mega
GC2RFVT Celebrating 11 Years! (Event Cache) in Ontario, Canada created by LW Squared
Cache-A-Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
          Overweight teen boys have increased risk of stroke in later life   

"Boys who get fat in their teenage years are much more likely to suffer a life-threatening stroke as an adult, experts today warned," The Sun reports.

Swedish researchers suspect the association could be down to the effects of high blood pressure, a known risk factor for strokes.

The study involved almost 40,000 Swedish men, who were followed from childhood through to adulthood.

Researchers found men whose weight was normal at the age of 8, but who were overweight at the age of 20, had an 80% higher risk of having a stroke compared with men whose weight remained healthy throughout their teenage years.

The good news is the researchers found overweight teen boys who managed to slim down by adulthood only had a slightly raised risk that wasn't considered to be significant.

Much of the data was taken from school and military records, which means the range of available data is somewhat limited.

Other factors that might have contributed to stroke risk, such as smoking, exercise or socioeconomic group, weren't recorded, so couldn't be taken into account.

This limitation aside, the study does add more evidence to the general consensus that being overweight increases the risk of a number of adverse health outcomes, including stroke.

If your child's overweight, there are lots of things you can do as a parent to help your child become a healthier weight, including being a good role model, getting active, and providing healthy child-sized portions.

Where did the story come from?

The study was carried out by researchers from the Centre for Bone and Arthritis Research, the Institute of Medicine, the Bioinformatics Core Facility, the Institute of Biomedicine, the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.  

It was funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish government, the Lundberg Foundation, the Torsten Söderberg Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the Anna Ahrenberg Foundation. The authors reported no relevant conflicts of interest.

The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Neurology and is open access, so it's free to read online.

The Sun and the Mail Online generally covered the study accurately, but the headline "Boys who get fat as teenagers are '80% more likely to suffer a potentially deadly stroke as an adult' " doesn't provide a full picture of the results.

The 80% figure refers to males who became overweight during their teenage years and then stayed that way, compared with males who were always a healthy weight.

The researchers found overweight teens who managed to lose weight by adulthood had a raised, but not statistically significant, risk of stroke.

What kind of research was this?

This cohort study gathered data on the body mass index (BMI) of male schoolchildren. They were followed up over 50 years to see if there was an association between having a high BMI in early childhood or as an adolescent and the risk of stroke in later life.

randomised controlled trial for this type of research – forcing boys randomised into one group to have a high BMI and the others to have an average BMI – would certainly be unethical.

What did the research involve?

Researchers gathered birth weight, childhood and adult BMI data on 37,669 male participants living in Gothenburg in Sweden.

They compared this data with stroke outcomes later in life to see if there was a link between the timing of being overweight and stroke risk.

The birth weight of all men born in Gothenburg between 1945 and 1961 was collected, as well as direct measures of height and weight taken from centrally archived School Health Care records.

They also collected height and weight data of the men at a young adult age from military conscription tests. Conscription was mandatory in Sweden until 2008.

  • Childhood BMI (before puberty) was estimated at 8 years of age. Paired height and weight measurements between the age of 6.5 and 9.5 years were taken and adjusted using regression models to get the BMI at the age of 8.
  • Young adult BMI was calculated at the age of 20. Paired height and weight measurements between the ages of 17.5 and 22 were taken and adjusted using regression models to get the BMI at the age of 20.
  • BMI change through puberty was determined by the difference in young adult BMI and childhood BMI.

Childhood overweight was defined as a BMI of ≥17.9 kg/m2 and obesity as ≥20 kg/m2. The definition of being overweight as a young adult was a BMI ≥25 kg/m2 and obesity as ≥30 kg/m2. These definitions are standard for the measurement of BMI in children and adults.

Participants were linked to high-quality national disease registries, allowing links between the child and teen BMIs and later health outcomes. The mean follow-up from the age of 20 was 37.6 years.

The dates and diagnoses of stroke events and hypertension were taken from the National Inpatient Register and Cause of Death Register.

What were the basic results?

There were 918 stroke events, of which 672 were ischaemic strokes, 207 intracerebral haemorrhages, and 39 were undetermined.

An ischaemic stroke is where a blood clot blocks the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. It's the most common type of stroke.

An intracerebral haemorrhage is when a diseased blood vessel within the brain bursts, allowing blood to leak inside the brain.

  • For those classified as having a normal weight aged 8 and being overweight aged 20, there was an 81% increased risk of having a stroke compared with those who maintained a normal weight (hazard ratio [HR] 1.81, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.41 to 2.33).
  • For every standard deviation (two point) increase in BMI, boys were at a 21% increased risk of stroke (HR 1.21, 95% CI 1.14 to 1.28).
  • For every two-point standard deviation increase in BMI, boys were at a 19% increased risk of having an ischaemic stroke (HR 1.19, 95% CI 1.11 to 1.28).
  • For every two-point standard deviation increase in BMI, boys were at a 28% increased risk of having an intracerebral haemorrhage (HR 1.28, 95% CI 1.14 to 1.45).
  • There was a 71% increased risk of having a stroke for boys who were overweight aged 8 and 20 (HR 1.71, 95% CI 1.22 to 2.38).
  • Boys who were overweight aged 8 and a normal weight by 20 had no increased risk of stroke compared with those who maintained a normal weight.

How did the researchers interpret the results?

The researchers concluded that, "BMI increase through puberty and adolescence is associated with risk of adult ischaemic stroke and early adult intracerebral haemorrhage in men."

They proposed that, "High BMI increase during puberty might cause increased risk of adult stroke at least partly via increased blood pressure."

They further added: "The present study predates the childhood obesity epidemic and today's obesogenic environment may further enhance the observed associations with adult stroke events." 

Conclusion

The findings of this large longitudinal cohort study seem to demonstrate a link between being overweight aged 20 and an increased risk of stroke.

This risk was regardless of whether the boy had been overweight aged 8 or not. There seemed to be no increased risk for boys who were overweight aged 8 but were a normal weight by the age of 20.

The study was conducted before the obesity epidemic, and might be even more relevant today.

But there are a number of considerations to take into account before we draw any conclusions:

  • Participants were followed up until they were 52-68, so all the strokes occurred at a relatively young age. We don't know the outcomes for stroke events for the older age categories – it might be that this trend is only seen in strokes in younger people.
  • The vast majority of men who had a stroke were a normal weight aged 8 and 20. This means the number of men who had a stroke in each overweight category was small – between 5 and 67 men – which reduces the reliability of these comparative results.
  • The cohort was in a group of male participants in one city in Sweden. We don't know if the apparent link between high BMI in young adulthood and stroke risk applies to other populations or women.
  • There are many factors other than BMI that might have influenced the results. These weren't taken into account in this study, and include socioeconomic factors in childhood or adulthood, the men's level of education, and whether they smoked or exercised.
  • BMI measurements were only taken at two time points near the start of the study. It could well be that many people who were overweight aged 20 later became a normal weight, or vice versa, which might have affected the results.

Overall, the findings seem to back up the general consensus that being overweight leads to greater cardiovascular risk, including stroke.

It also suggests having a high BMI in childhood might not be much of a risk, as long as it doesn't persist into adulthood.

Read more on what to do if you're worried about your child being overweight.

Links To The Headlines

Boys who get fat as teenagers are '80% more likely to suffer a potentially deadly stroke as an adult'. The Sun, June 28 2017

Overweight teenagers are 80% more likely to suffer a stroke as an adult due to their higher blood pressure. Mail Online, June 28 2017

Links To Science

Ohlsson C, Bygdell M, Sondén A. BMI increase through puberty and adolescence is associated with risk of adult stroke. Neurology. Published online June 28 2017


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          Man, Swedes really don't trust Trump. They're not alone.   

Pew Research Center has just released a survey of opinions of how much confidence people from 37 nations around the world have that the United States will do the right thing in international affairs.

Guess what? The world lost a lot of that confidence when Donald Trump took over from Barack Obama. The difference is quite stark. Here’s the summary paragraph of Pew’s report:

Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.

The full report breaks it down by country. The biggest drop in confidence occurred among respondents in Sweden, where 93 percent said they had confidence in Obama — but just 10 percent say the same about the current incumbent, a drop of 83 percentage points. The top five drops were rounded out by Germany and the Netherlands (drop of 75 points); South Korea (minus 71 percentage points) and France (70 percentage points).

Just two of the 37 countries had more confidence in Trump than they had previously felt for Obama: Russia, where 53 percent of respondents trusted Trump compared 11 percent who said the same about Obama; and Israel, where 56 percent trusted Trump compared to 49 who had trusted Obama.

The interviews with a total of 40,448 respondents in the 37 countries were conducted between Feb. 16 and May 8, 2017. The full report is viewable here.

 


          Dowladda Soomaaliya oo loogu deeqay lacag gaareysa 358 milyan oo Doollar.   

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          Bets please!   

Yeah, course you will do it!!

When my bug was finished after a 7 year rebuild, I took it to Sweden the day after it passed its MOT without any road-testing or even familiarisation!

Bristol > Newcastle > (26 hours on a ferrry) > Gothenburg > Halmstad and back again. Middle of winter too! Was the most nerve racking thing I ever did in a car. But she made it. Oh, and I got the girl too!! :p

You'll be fine... just make sure one of you has recovery membership!

.. a virtual tenner you make it, then!


          Europe Forecast: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, Jun 30 - 10:13   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


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Hallå, Swedish fans! Hope you’re all well and excited for KONTUR, the annual Swedish SFF convention. Do you know who else is excited? Kameron Hurley, that’s who. Kameron will be attending the convention as Guest of Honour alongside Ann Leckie and Siri Pettersen. Though fear not, Kameron fans in Stockholm […]
          O CANADA AVOIDS GENDER NEUTRAL LIBERAL POLITICALLY CORRECT REDICULAS NONESENSE UNTILL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST.   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled.The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member's bill last summer that would alter the national anthem by replacing "in all thy sons command" with "in all of us command" as part of a push to strike gendered language from O Canada.Although the bill sailed through the House with government approval, Conservative senators opposed to the changes have scored a victory in the Red Chamber. A yearlong campaign successfully punted a vote on the bill until the fall, at the earliest, and even then the legislation faces an uncertain future."I'm trying to protect the tradition rather than, you know, water it down with a politically correct version that is historically inaccurate," Conservative Senator David Wells said in an interview with CBC News on Tuesday."I don't misrepresent why I'm [using parliamentary stall tactics] … I don't like this bill, and I will do what I can to ensure it doesn't pass."Wells and a number of other senators have said they oppose efforts to tinker with the lyrics written by a man long dead.(The lyrics have been changed since they were first penned by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908, but not since O Canada officially became the country's national anthem in 1980.) The late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced the bill, and many MPs backed the legislation as a salute to a colleague on his death bed."The bill was passed in the House compassionately and out of sadness for a dying colleague. While that is touching, it is not the way we make public policy in this country and it is not the way we do our legislation," Ontario Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak said.A flurry of amendments were introduced to the bill in the last few weeks of the parliamentary sitting — all failed to pass in the face of opposition from most Liberal and Independent senators — which dragged out debate considerably. Parliament rose for summer break before a final vote at third reading could be held.Ramona Lumpkin, the chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and a strong proponent of the bill, said she was deeply disappointed by the developments."We're so close and I really regret that there are a few senators who seem to have dug in and decided to delay. I hope it's not a permanent block," said Lumpkin, in an interview with CBC News."It's not as if the words were brought down from Mount Sinai on stone tablets like the Ten Commandments, they are words created by humans and subject to change as our social and cultural conditions change, and thank goodness they do," she said.Wells said national symbols cannot be altered to simply adhere to the "flavour of the day." He said Canadians were not consulted by the government and that there hasn't been an adequate conversation about a fairly significant change."I'll be working my hardest to delay this bill until there's a full debate," he said. "I get a lot of emails, and many comments to me personally, from people who don't want to see the anthem change, who see it as a part of our tradition and who see this attempt to change it as political correctness run amok. It is a slippery slope. Calls for inclusion will always be there, but my belief is all Canadians are already included in the national anthem."He said pictures adorning the walls of the Senate depict men in combat during the First World War. "Would we now airbrush females into those pictures to accurately reflect what it might be today with those pieces of Canadians' history? My answer is no, that would be an abomination, and I think that's what it is with the anthem as well."If the bill is amended in the Senate it would be sent back to the House for another vote. As per parliamentary rules, because Bélanger is dead, MPs will have to unanimously agree to replace him as sponsor or the bill drops from the order paper; that is unlikely given entrenched opposition from some corners of the chamber."That worries me," Lumpkin said. "I know language matters and I talk to students and young women regularly who still feel their voice doesn't carry as strong as the voice of their male friends. I think the gesture, even though it's symbolic, would say a lot to those young women."The Liberal government could also choose to introduce legislation of its own — with the same wording — to avoid some of the problems that often befall private member's bills; namely, the government could invoke time allocation to prevent procedural time delays.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Opinion-G20 is 'test run' for Trump-era climate governance By Simon Schunz-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:06-Weeks after US president Donald Trump announced the US' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the debate is still raging on in regard to the possible implications of his decision.Some fear a global domino effect, with more countries renouncing climate protection pledges and ceasing domestic emission reduction efforts.Others argue that the Paris accord's architecture is sufficiently resilient, and that efforts to keep global temperature increases to "well below 2°C" – as stipulated by the agreement – will endure.Activities at the sub-national level in the US also seem to support the argument that the agreement will prevail and domestic opponents of Trump’s decision have mobilised remarkably quickly.Cities and states with progressive climate policies joined forces across the US, committing themselves to honouring the Paris agreement.For instance, support came via the bipartisan "US Climate Alliance" of states – including heavyweights such as California and New York – and the "We Are Still In" initiative, which involves hundreds of businesses, investors, and institutes of higher education.Moreover, these sub-national players are linking up with leading nations to create innovative climate diplomacy networks: California and China have held talks to collaborate on emission reduction efforts, while several US states have intensified climate cooperation with Canada.Though these developments enhance the Paris agreement’s chances of survival, they will not be enough.Fight for survival-The resilience of the agreement hinges on how other major emitters will react to Trump’s break.To pursue effective global climate governance, these countries must repeat the steps taken in the run-up to the 2015 Paris climate meeting, where a strategy of "multiple bilateralism" between US-China, China-India and China-EU (among others) served to build trust and resolve crunch issues.The emerging consensus among key emitters was translated into cooperation in the world’s club governance fora (G7, G20) and fed into the multilateral negotiations, leading to the Paris agreement’s ultimate entry into force.True to this spirit, six members (plus the EU) were already pressuring the US to remain committed to the Paris agreement at the recent G7 summit in Sicily. Not that it seemed to do much good, as Trump withdrew from the climate pact a few days later.The next litmus test for effective global climate governance comes in July, when leaders from countries accounting for 80% of global emissions meet for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July.With the US thrusting itself into isolation, the German G20 presidency will seek to gather the broadest possible support for the Paris agreement.But a question remains: is a G20 entente possible? It might be, if others show the way.Climate leaders-From the G7, the EU and Canada display the clearest leadership ambitions.EU heavyweights have signalled their "strongest commitment" to uphold their pledges to combat climate change.In his reaction to Trump’s Paris exit, Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, confirmed his country's "unwavering commitment to fight climate change".The Canadian government has also vehemently denied recent reports that Trudeau wished to scrap references to climate from the draft G20 declaration, in order to appease the US government.But leaders need followers. And whether followers can be mobilised depends on how G20 members define their interests – economically and politically.Economically, many G20 countries appear to believe the energy transition – accelerated by the Paris Agreement – must continue.Investing in low-carbon development is no longer seen as a burden on growth prospects. If anything, there is a growing consensus that Trump’s decision will put the US at risk of lagging behind technologically.Politically, the relationship between G20 countries and the US (particularly the Trump administration) is tricky.Are countries like Australia, Japan, Turkey and the UK willing to risk relations with the president of a key ally by adopting a confrontational attitude over climate change? The answer depends heavily on whether the German G20 presidency can dispel their concerns by convincingly demonstrating that the world is changing – because it is.-Changing world-At an EU-China summit the day after Trump’s announcement, a draft joint declaration on climate change characterised the Paris Agreement as “an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development” and outlined numerous joint actions.Although it was ultimately withheld due to trade-related differences, this declaration contains the blueprint for a shifting centre of gravity in global climate governance to Eurasia.If supported by India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, who has reiterated support for the Paris Agreement, a solid pro-climate coalition including three of the world’s top four emitters would emerge.Cooperation with Canada, and with the sub-national forces in the US, could then provide additional momentum to convince other G20 members.As a major guiding forum, the G20 represents a test run for the future of global climate governance during the Trump era.The direction this governance will take, depends heavily on the strength of emerging partnerships, and their ability to convince others to join them regardless of US policies.If the will is robust enough, this "multiple bilateralism" could bring about the dawn of a new era, and the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.If it fails, however, global climate politics faces a complicated, daunting future.Dr Simon Schunz is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and a professor of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Leuven.

Opinion-EU parliament should befriend transparency By Sylvie GUILLAUME and Danuta HUEBNER-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 17:24-A few days ago, an NGO representative expressed her concerns about the way the European Parliament was dealing with the European Commission’s proposal for a revised inter-institutional agreement on a “mandatory transparency register”.The proposal was submitted by the EU commission on 28 September 2016 and aimed at including the Council of the EU, where representatives of member states sit, as a new partner within the framework.Following the commission's proposal, the EU parliament’s Conference of Presidents entrusted us, as the responsible lead negotiators - supported by a contact group composed of one MEP from each political group - with developing a draft negotiating mandate.We organised five contact group meetings, where detailed discussions provided the opportunity for all political groups to give their input and ideas. It led to the endorsement of a balanced text on 11 April this year.We enriched our deliberations by means of a half-day meeting between the contact group and the involved NGO representatives - including Nina Katzemich from the website LobbyControl, and others from organisations such as Transparency International, Civil Society Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory.We listened carefully to their concerns, many of which we had already incorporated into our work, such as the necessity to enlarge the definition of lobbying and to include an independent observer in the management structure of the transparency register.We also discussed how we to pursue the negotiations with the EU commission and the council in order to get those concerns taken on board.Instead of the expected swift adoption of the mandate, which would signal the parliament’s readiness to enter into negotiations, we were deeply troubled to find that the item had been taken off the agenda of the Conference of Presidents on successive occasions.-Horse-trading-It appeared that some MEPs used procedural manoeuvres and political horse-trading to achieve repeated postponements of the adoption of the mandate, even though a large majority in parliament supported its content.It seems that it is sometimes those who believe themselves to be on the path of righteousness, who are most willing to misuse our system of procedures to score cheap political points.We found it disturbing that some wilfully ignored parliament’s power to determine its own internal organisation.It has also saddened us to see that some of those who claim to be at the forefront of stemming the tide of populism, do not seem to mind riding on that very same tide when it serves their own political ends.However, we were glad to see that the Conference of Presidents finally adopted the mandate two weeks ago on 15 June, in the very same form that had been proposed by the contact group.Following its adoption, the mandate was immediately published on the EU parliament’s website.Regarding the free and independent mandate of MEPs - enshrined in EU primary law - it is noteworthy that the independence of elected representatives is a cornerstone of a representative democracy and a principle this is not easily dismissed.Therefore, any limitation on MEPs in the exercise of their free mandate must be proportionate and cannot, for example, unduly restrict his or her right to seek information.Moreover, a principle enshrined in primary law cannot be altered by secondary law, let alone by an inter-institutional agreement.The mandate adopted on 15 June is based on a long line of parliament’s decisions regarding its relations with interest representatives.It reflects the position of a broad majority of MEPs and it constitutes a solid base for negotiations on a significant improvement to the current transparency register and a widening of its scope.-Negotiating framework-The mandate should be understood as a framework for the negotiations.Parliament’s position will continue to be adapted as the negotiations progress. Once the negotiations are concluded, parliament will adopt follow-up decisions with respect to its internal organisation, in order to implement the new inter‑institutional agreement.But the European Parliament still remains committed to pushing for a transparency regulation that would go beyond an inter-institutional agreement and lay down the relevant provisions on transparency and the register in secondary law.One should not forget the progress that parliament has achieved so far in this field. It initiated the Transparency Register as early as 1996, as well as a Code of Conduct with a commitment for registered lobbyists to act in accordance with high ethical standards.Parliament is, and remains, the most open EU institution, which can be seen with the web-streaming of its meetings and the ability for citizens to visit all of its buildings.Furthermore, parliament decided that registration on the transparency register was to be made a requirement to be invited as a speaker at committee hearings and to receive a long-term access badge for its premises.It also put in place a voluntary legislative footprint last year, and it encourages its MEPs to meet only with registered organisations.Katzemich considers the EU commission to have made a big step in 2015 by publishing meetings of commissioners, heads of cabinets and directors‑general.Certainly, this is true. However, this measure was decided by the commission with a view to its own internal organisation and cannot be easily translated to other institutions such as EU parliament or the council, both of which have a different set-up.Furthermore, the commission’s system is not without its flaws and has room for improvement, as Transparency International and other organisations regularly report.As the EU parliament's lead negotiators, we are particularly committed to getting the council on board and to adding significant value compared to the current framework.Three principles-A new register should encompass the following three principles.First, the widest possible scope of application for EU institutions and other bodies, including meaningful participation of the council.Next, a comprehensive and clear framework, without weakening the current system, for the regulation of interest representation activities.Finally, structures and resources that guarantee effective implementation.One of the main issues is that the new inter-institutional agreement provides a framework for coordination among the EU institutions, while at the same time fully respecting their different competences and prerogatives.-The mandate-The approach we have developed in our mandate would allow for:- The full respect of MEPs' independent mandate.- An inclusive transparency policy for all types of interest representative, as with the current register that features over 11200 registered interest groups from all over the world.- The possibility to maintain the wider definition of lobbying, covering both direct and indirect interest representation (as with the current system).- The full respect for each institutions’ needs, e.g. in the case of parliament as an open house but also with the need to know, for security reasons, who is coming in and why.- More flexibility in respect to the EU institutions’ roles and structures (parliament cannot simply duplicate rules that were designed for the commission).- Better quality information on the database – making the register more reliable as a source of information for the institutions themselves and for the general public.The quality of the new system will depend on how far the council can be convinced to match the parliament’s and commission’s commitment to transparency.We would therefore advise to look at the whole picture and analyse the situation comprehensively, especially with a view to scrutinising the council’s approach.It takes time to change long-standing practices, but we are fully committed to forge ahead, knowing that a pragmatic and constructive approach will yield the best results.Transparency certainly is one important aspect of ensuring citizens’ trust in the EU institutions. But it is not the only one. Keeping true to the facts is another.Sylvie Guillaume is a vice-president of the European Parliament, and Danuta Huebner is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee-Correction: The article's footnote originally said that Danuta Huebner is the chair of the foreign affairs committee, when in fact, she is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee

EU Commission could get say on Russia gas pipeline By Andrew Rettman-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:29-EU states have given initial backing for the European Commission to negotiate the legal model of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia.Pablo Micallef, a spokesman for the Maltese EU presidency, told EUobserver that “some 13” member states spoke out on the plan when EU energy ministers met for informal talks in Brussels on Monday.The incoming Estonian EU presidency is now expected to convene a working group to take things forward.The Danish energy minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, who was among the 13 EU backers, said: “I’m very satisfied. It was the best thing that could have come out of the meeting”.The mandate will have to be formally approved later down the line in a “reinforced qualified majority” vote by member states, a higher than usual threshold of 72 percent of EU countries representing 65 percent of its population.Maros Sefcovic, the EU energy commissioner who drafted the proposal, told the Reuters news agency: “I’m definitely optimistic about getting the [formal] mandate, but I know this is just the beginning of the debate."Nord Stream 2 is to concentrate 70 percent of Russian gas supplies to Europe in one route to Germany under the Baltic Sea.But its critics, which include the Nordic states, the Baltic countries, Poland, and the US, say it would harm EU energy security and undermine Ukraine, a Western ally, by making Ukraine’s transit pipes obsolete.-EU laws-Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, the Commission’s energy spokeswoman, told EUobserver on Tuesday that the Commission wanted to talk to Russia on whether the offshore part of Nord Stream 2 should be covered by the EU’s so-called third energy package.That EU law would oblige Russian state firm Gazprom to open up its Nord Stream 2 monopoly to EU competitors - a demand which led Russia to stop a previous project, the South Stream pipeline under the Black Sea to Bulgaria.But Itkonen said the talks would “not [be] about a [Commission] veto, it is not about the future of the pipeline, not about the Commission approving it or not”.She said the Commission-Russia talks would be designed to give “legal certainty” on Nord Stream 2 and that they would be “nothing spectacular or extraordinary” because EU officials had held similar discussions with “third countries” on other projects.The Nord Stream 2 regulatory framework is currently being negotiated between Germany and Russia.German, Austrian, French, and Anglo-Dutch firms - Uniper, Wintershall, OMV, Engie, and Shell - are to take part in the project, with Germany and Austria keen to press ahead.Neither the German nor the Austrian minister spoke out on Monday, EU sources told Reuters, but Germany and Austria recently attacked the US over its threat to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 investors.“We decide who supplies us with energy and how they do it”, the German and Austrian foreign ministers said in a joint statement on 15 June.-Ukraine unhappy-Pavlo Klimkin, the Ukrainian foreign minister, told Reuters in Paris on Monday that Nord Stream 2 "would have disastrous consequences for the energy security of the European Union and would make the EU dependent on one source.""Maybe some companies will benefit for the time being, but in the long-run it will lead nowhere”, he said.He added that there was no progress on Russia ending hostilities in east Ukraine."How can you trust Russia in setting up a unique source of gas supply?”, he said, referring to broader EU and US concerns over Russia’s aggressive behaviour toward neighbouring states.

Focus-Nordics consider alternative to EU emissions trading system By Lisbeth Kirk-june 28,17-euobserver

Copenhagen, Today, 07:44-If the European emissions trading system is not reformed to work efficiently, a Nordic carbon price floor could be introduced to secure future green investments in the region, according to a new strategic review of energy co-operation by the Nordic Council.The plan, which has been in preparation for over a year, is penned by Finnish businessman Jorma Ollila, who had formerly chaired Royal Dutch Shell for almost ten years and was the chairman and CEO of Nokia.It comes at a crucial time, just as the final talks on reforming the EU's carbon trading scheme are due to take place in Brussels.On Tuesday (27 June), representatives of the EU member states, the European Parliament and the European Commission met for one of the final meetings on how the EU’s flagship climate instrument – the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) – should look in the 2021-2030 period.But before the real talks have even started, hopes of reforming the EU system to work efficiently are fading.”I think everyone realises that this is not enough. The [EU] proposal will not deliver a carbon price that we need to decarbonise the industry sectors,” said Femke de Jong, EU policy director for Carbon Market Watch.Her organisation brings together more than 800 NGOs and academics from 70 different countries, working to make the carbon market “an effective climate mitigation tool.””I think it is only logical to have a debate on how we can complement the system. A carbon floor price – at least at the regional level – seems a realistic option,” de Jong said.-Nordic energy union-Norway and Sweden are strong on hydropower, Norway produces oil and gas, Denmark has wind, while Finland and Sweden have built nuclear plants and are pushing for more bio-fuels as a future energy resource.Some 20 years ago, these countries decided to connect their national electricity grids with water reservoirs, allowing hydropower to serve as a kind of Nordic battery to compensate for periods without wind, for example.”There were significant benefits, welfare benefits, lower electricity prices and easier management of the generation of electricity in tough times or during high peak demand in winter times,” Ollila pointed out.This Nordic solution, Ollila said, has been "managed historically very well". He added that since the EU is looking into different prospects for the energy union, there is an opportunity to learn from "what has been done in Nordic countries over the past 20 years."In addition to Nordic carbon trade, Ollila also suggested a Nordic export strategy for green energy solutions, alignment of research and using the whole Nordic area as a testbed.Nuuk in Greenland has been suggested to become a testbed for the full deployment of electric vehicles, and Reykjavik in Iceland may become a testing ground for infrastructure and systems that can support electrification of visiting cruise and fishing ships.The Faroe Islands may become the place for the development of battery technology and energy storage.-Green transition and growth-Put together, the Nordic region today is one of the 12 largest economies in the world and it is already living proof that the green transition is not incompatible with economic growth.However, the Nordics must become even greener to complete their transition into renewable energy, the Nordic Council report said."The energy transition is already underway – but if the Nordic countries do not participate to the fullest, the jobs will be created elsewhere," warned Jorma Ollila."The renewables will take off faster than what was thought only five years ago. So, the role of the renewables will grow quite significantly," he added."The focus should be on securing the most efficient green transition. If the ETS does not provide this, it may be relevant and timely to discuss a joint Nordic approach to support the schemes for renewable energy," Ollila's report concluded.”Another approach could be to discuss the introduction of a Nordic carbon price, based on the United Kingdom’s carbon price floor, in order to secure stronger incentives for the green transition,” it said.-UK leads the way-The prospect of a regionalised European carbon trading system in the future is not limited to the Nordic area. For instance, the UK already introduced a carbon price floor in 2013.”So far, the only country in Europe that has a carbon floor price is the UK. There it was very effective. They introduced a carbon floor price in 2013 and it has resulted in UK coal emissions falling by almost 60% last year," Femke de Jong said, adding: "So it is really significant."She goes on to say that: "It can be a very effective instrument to – at least in the intermediate time – to make sure that the carbon price reflects the damage cost of the pollution to the society.”Under the UK carbon floor price system, carbon emission prices rise automatically – currently at 18 pounds sterling (€20) from 2016 to 2020.Currently the carbon price in Europe stands at €5, but it should rise to €40 to meet the objectives of the Paris climate agreement and rise further to €100 in 2030.-Regional carbon trade-”Ideally, this should be solved at the EU level, but if this is not possible in the short-term, it makes sense to go for a regional solution,” de Jong said.”France has been pushing for it very much in the past and we think that now, with Macron [as president of France], he will also push for that," she added."Let's see," she said, "maybe after the German elections, there can also be a regional carbon price in Western Europe – with Germany, maybe Belgium, the Netherlands and France."Linking the Nordic carbon trade to the British system might be made complicated by the Brexit process, however.”I think it might be tricky for the Nordic countries to join the UK system,” said de Jong.”It is still an open question if the UK will withdraw from the ETS or not. Maybe it is also an idea to team up more with other countries that are contemplating this,” she suggested.

Luxembourg not a tax haven, claims PM By Nikolaj Nielsen-june 28,17-euobserver

Luxembourg, Today, 08:42-Luxembourg continues to refute any notion that it is a tax haven, despite widespread evidence of dubious schemes that it cuts global tax bills for big firms."We were never a tax haven," Luxembourg's prime minister, Xavier Bettel, told EUobserver on Tuesday (27 June).Bettel's comments follow a grilling of Luxembourg's former prime minister and current European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker in late May told the European Parliament that he was unable to explain why the Grand Duchy "didn't want to remove tax secrecy."But Bettel, who was fielding a wide range of questions from reporters at an event hosted by the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, defended the country's tax policies by saying it was one of the first places to push transparency and the exchange of tax rulings with other member states."It is important for me that we have common rules and Luxembourg was one of the first one for transparency," he said.Luxembourg was rocked by scandal following media revelations in late 2014 that exposed how nearly 340 companies secured secret deals that shaved billions of euros from taxes, which were due to be paid elsewhere.The revelations ushered in a raft of new EU and national legislation to increase tax transparency and weed out abuse.The scandal also triggered a probe by the European Parliament, which slammed Luxembourg for allowing corporations to dodge "tax that could have been used to build schools, hospitals or pay down national debt."A report by the Brussels-based NGO, Eurodad, had also revealed last December that Luxembourg had in fact increased the number of so-called tax rulings in the wake of the 2014 media revelations by some 50 percent.The issue saw former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employee Antoine Deltour face prison time for leaking the secret rules to the media, posing larger questions on whistleblower protection laws.But Bettel maintained that his country was fully compliant with tax standards and had not committed a crime."There are over 20 countries in Europe doing [tax] rulings," he noted, echoing a similar refrain to his predecessor, Juncker.Luxembourg, under Juncker's decade-long leadership of the country, had also repeatedly blocked the rolling back of aggressive tax planning schemes throughout the EU, according to a cache of German cables leaked earlier this year.Bettel also opposes any pan-EU taxation system and refuses to impose any sort of tax on financial transactions.The financial transaction tax, also known as the FTT, aims to raise money for the public good by imposing a 0.1 percent tax on shares and bonds, and 0.01 percent on derivative products."I am fully against and I will block that," said Bettel. But he noted that other member states are free to move ahead on the file as part of a two-speed Europe.He also added that people in Luxembourg should not have to pay more tax only "because other countries were not responsible with public finances."

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit by the new strain of ransomware — malicious software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release. In the United States, the malware affected companies such as the drugmaker Merck and Mondelez International, the owner of food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco.Its pace appeared to slow as the day wore on, in part because the malware appeared to require direct contact between computer networks, a factor that may have limited its spread in regions with fewer connections to Ukraine.The malware's origins remain unclear. Researchers picking the program apart found evidence its creators had borrowed from leaked National Security Agency code, raising the possibility that the digital havoc had spread using U.S. taxpayer-funded tools."The virus is spreading all over Europe and I'm afraid it can harm the whole world," said Victor Zhora, the chief executive of Infosafe IT in Kyiv , where reports of the malicious software first emerged early afternoon local time Tuesday.In Ukraine, victims included top-level government offices, where officials posted photos of darkened computer screens, as well as energy companies, banks, cash machines, gas stations, and supermarkets. Ukrainian Railways and the communications company Ukrtelecom were among major enterprises hit, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said in a Facebook post .The virus hit the radiation-monitoring at Ukraine's shuttered Chornobyl power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident, forcing it into manual operation.Multinational companies, including the global law firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk were also affected, although the firms didn't specify the extent of the damage.Ukraine bore the brunt with more than 60 per cent of the attacks, followed by Russia with more than 30 per cent , according to initial findings by researchers at the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. It listed Poland, Italy and Germany, in that order, as the next-worst affected.In the U.S, two hospitals in western Pennsylvania were hit; patients reported on social media that some surgeries had to be rescheduled. A spokeswoman for Heritage Valley Health System would say only that operational changes had to be made. A Wellsville, Ohio, woman at one of its hospitals to have her gallbladder removed said she noticed computer monitors off and nurses scurrying around with stacks of paperwork.Security experts said Tuesday's global cyberattack shares something in common with last month's outbreak of ransomware, dubbed WannaCry . Both spread using digital lock picks originally created by the NSA and later published to the web by a still-mysterious group known as the Shadowbrokers.Security vendors including Bitdefender and Kaspersky said the NSA exploit, known as EternalBlue, lets malware spread rapidly across internal networks at companies and other large organizations. Microsoft issued a security fix in March, but Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at the security firm Veracode, said it would only be effective if every single computer on a network were patched — otherwise, a single infected machine could infect all others."Once activated, the virus can automatically and freely distribute itself on your network," Ukraine's cyberpolice tweeted.Bogdan Botezatu, an analyst with Bitdefender, compared such self-spreading software to a contagious disease. "It's like somebody sneezing into a train full of people," he said.Ryan Kalember, a security expert at Proofpoint, said one reason the attacks appeared to be slowing down was that the ransomware appears to spread only when a direct contact exists between two networks — such as when a global company's Ukraine office interacts with headquarters.But once it hits a computer on a network, it spreads quickly, even among computers that have applied the fix for the NSA exploit."It's more harmful to the organization that it affects, but because it's not randomly spreading over the internet like WannaCry, it's somewhat contained to the organizations that were connected to each other," Kalember said.Botezatu said the new program appeared nearly identical to GoldenEye, a variant of a known family of hostage-taking programs known as "Petya." It demanded $300 in Bitcoin.Unlike typical ransomware, which merely scrambles personal data files, the program wreaking havoc Tuesday overwrites a computer's master boot record, making it tougher to restore even a machine that has been backed up, said Kalember.It may have first spread through a rogue update to a piece of Ukrainian accounting software called MEDoc, according to tweets by the country's cyberpolice unit. It said a rogue update seeded the infection across Ukraine. In a lengthy statement posted to Facebook, MEDoc acknowledged having been hacked.The motives of those behind the malware remain unknown. Ukraine has been a persistent target of pro-Russian hackers, who are blamed for twice shutting down large swaths of its power grid in the dead of winter and sabotaging its elections system in a bid to disrupt May 2014 national elections.Emails sent Tuesday to an address posted to the bottom of ransom demands went unreturned. That might be because the email provider hosting that address, Berlin-based Posteo, pulled the plug on the account before the infection became widely known.In an email, a Posteo representative said it had blocked the email address "immediately" after learning that it was associated with ransomware. The company added that it was in contact with German authorities "to make sure that we react properly."___Bajak reported from Houston. Associated Press writers Anick Jesdanun in New York, Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow, Larry Rosenthal in Beaver, Pennsylvania and Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, contributed to this report.Raphael Satter And Frank Bajak, The Associated Press.

Trudeau appoints his first climate change ambassador with revamped mandate-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped a long-time Canadian diplomat to step into a revamped role of Canada's ambassador for climate change.Canada hasn't had such an ambassador since January 2015.Jennifer MacIntyre fills the role as of Tuesday, with a mandate to push Canada's international relationships on the climate change file, including promoting Canadian clean technology businesses abroad.She is the fifth person to hold the title of ambassador for climate change — but the first where the role is not the equivalent of Canada's chief negotiator for climate change treaties.As such she will not be on hand next week when Trudeau sits down with other G20 leaders in Germany where the Paris climate change agreement will be front and centre.Instead her role is to find ways for Canada to take advantage of any international opportunities for trade and investment that climate change policies bring.MacIntyre spent most of the last four years as the ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.The Canadian Press.

NATO chief: US allies to spend $12 billion more this year-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BRUSSELS — NATO's chief says U.S. allies are projected to spend around $12 billion more on defence this year, after President Donald Trump berated them for failing to boost military budgets.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that "we have really shifted gears. The (spending) trend is up and we intend to keep it up."Unveiling new figures, Stoltenberg said European allies and Canada have increased spending by almost $46 billion over the last three years.He said 25 of NATO's 29 allies aim to raise defence spending in 2017.Only the United States, Britain, Estonia, debt-burden Greece and Poland met NATO's spending targets last year. Romania says it will meet the 2 per cent of GDP guideline this year, while Latvia and Lithuania plan to in 2018.The Associated Press.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.Firefighters are hoping to be able to put out hot spots on the southern end of the fire to allow residents to return to the ski town of Brian Head. Homes there have been evacuated since June 17 when authorities say it was started by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds on private land.The fire is the largest in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometres ).The blaze is one of several in the West. Crews in California were making gains against two new fires that spread quickly, and firefighters in Idaho battled five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush.

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WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Trudeau touts open Canadian immigration system in face of Trump travel ban-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to promote Canada's open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.Trudeau said Tuesday during a news conference in Ottawa to wrap up the parliamentary sitting that government officials have had "multiple conversations" with the U.S. administration about protecting Canadian rights in the face of immigration decisions south of the border."But at the same time, Canadians have been very clear that we see immigration as a net positive, that we know we don't have to compromise security to build stronger, more resilient communities," he said. "I will continue to stand for Canadian values and Canadian success in our immigration system as I always have, whether it's in Washington or in Hamburg next week or elsewhere around the world."On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect.The justices will hear full arguments in October, but in the meantime, the court said Trump's ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."-Trudeau defends sniper role-In the wide-ranging news conference in the National Press Theatre, Trudeau was asked about topics ranging from trade concerns with the U.S. to recent news that a Canadian special forces member had shot and killed an ISIS fighter at a record distance for a sniper.Trudeau called the sniper actions "entirely consistent" with the role of troops in northern Iraq. The "advise and assist" mission has always had an element of defending Canadian forces as well as our coalition partners, he said."That is something that is integral to this mission, and that is something that has always been followed," he said.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has said the incident suggests Canadian forces are actually involved in direct combat in Iraq, and has called on Trudeau to provide the public with more details on the role of the mission.Trudeau said the incident should be "celebrated" for demonstrating the excellence in training and performance of duties by the Canadian Forces.National Defence said the sniper, part of the Joint Task Force 2 special forces unit, was supporting Iraqi forces when he shot an enemy fighter from 3,540 metres away.That is more than a kilometre farther than the previous record, held by a British sniper who shot a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2009.Trudeau also said he broke his key electoral promise to reform Canada's electoral system because there was no compromise from other parties, and he didn't want to use his Liberal majority to ram through fundamental change."There was no path to do that."-'No path' on electoral reform-Trudeau said Liberals preferred a ranked ballot system, while the NDP wanted a proportional voting system that would have led to "fragmented" parties.Conservatives wanted to keep the status quo, he said."It was a very difficult decision for me," Trudeau said in describing his decision to break the promise.Asked about when the government will eliminate the deficit, Trudeau said his government is targeting billions in new spending on infrastructure and other services Canadians need and will not put a timeframe on when it will "arbitrarily" balance the books.Trudeau also touted what he sees as the government's key accomplishments so far, namely helping improve the quality of life for the middle class and taking steps to tackle the opioid crisis before taking questions.The prime minister also reacted to a new round of anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Canada's softwood lumber industry by the U.S. Department of Commerce. He said he is focused on being "constructive" and working toward a deal that will help protect thousands of jobs in Canada.Earlier Tuesday, the prime minister issued a statement to mark Multiculturalism Day.'Differences make us strong'"Canadians come from every corner of the world, speak two official languages and hundreds more, practise many faiths, and represent many cultures," he said. "Multiculturalism is at the heart of Canada's heritage and identity, and as Canadians, we recognize that our differences make us strong."Canada's tradition of multiculturalism has meant fresh perspectives and new answers to old problems, Trudeau said.Noting that Canada is celebrating both the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Trudeau said the milestones are a reminder of the values that unite Canadians: Openness, inclusion and deep respect for our differences."Whoever we are, wherever we come from, these values bring us together as equal members of this great country," he said.

U.S.-led coalition envoy visits Syria to discuss Raqqa aftermath-YAHOONEWS-[Reuters]-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against Islamic State visited north Syria on Wednesday and met the council planning to run Raqqa after its capture from the jihadists to assure it of support, one of its members said.The U.S.-led coalition is supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that began fighting inside Raqqa three weeks ago.The SDF announced the creation of the Raqqa Civil Council in April to replace militant rule in a city that has for three years been Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria.McGurk has met the council in Ain Issa in north Syria twice before in meetings that were not publicized, a member of the Raqqa Civil Council, Omar Alloush, said.Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the coalition, said coalition members are routinely in northern Syria working with the SDF and other local entities including the council. He could not confirm McGurk's visit on Wednesday and referred queries to the special envoy's office.Alloush said McGurk and other coalition officials, including its deputy commander Major General Rupert Jones, promised infrastructure help but did not discuss how much money was available."They did not specify any sum, but they decided we will support first removing mines, lifting rubble, maintenance of schools, then electricity stations and water," Alloush said.This month, volunteers at the council told Reuters they had informed the coalition it would take about $10 million a year to restore power and water supplies, roads and schools.(Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Cluster bombs kill at least 15 in eastern Syria-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT — A cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of devastating airstrikes along the Euphrates River ValleyTwo Syrian monitoring groups, Deir Ezzor 24 and Justice For Life, said the weapons were dropped on the village of Doblan by an unidentified jet. Russian, Syrian, and U.S.-led coalition aircraft are all known to operate in the area.Cluster bombs are designed to spread small bomblets across a wide area, but many fail to explode, endangering civilians long after the fighting has ended.Omar Abou Layla, the head of Deir Ezzor 24, said 15 bodies, including of women and children, were recovered in the village. He said residents expect to find many more killed.Ali Rahbe, of Justice For Life, said local informants counted at least 35 dead in the village, which is between the IS strongholds of al-Mayadeen and Boukamal.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the initial toll at 30 dead.At least 57 people were killed in an airstrike on an IS-run jail in the Euphrates River Valley on Monday. Activists said that airstrike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition. The coalition said it was looking into the reports.Turkey's military meanwhile said it returned fire after an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.A statement Wednesday said the People's Protection Units, or YPG, fired on Turkish territory overnight with anti-aircraft weapons from Syria's Afrin region. Turkish artillery units returned fire, destroying the "detected targets."The YPG is the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia that is battling the Islamic State group in the extremists' de facto capital, Raqqa. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.Turkey was angered by a U.S. decision last month to arm the Syrian Kurds, fearing the weapons will end up in the hands of Kurdish rebels in Turkey.The Associated Press.

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town-[Reuters]-By Kanupriya Kapoor-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved would be the first evidence that civilians trapped in besieged Marawi City have been decapitated during the five-week stand by militants loyal to the Islamic State group, as some who escaped the city have previously reported.Some 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and 246,000 people displaced in the conflict, which erupted after a failed attempt on May 23 to arrest a Filipino militant commander backed by Islamic State's leadership.President Rodrigo Duterte promised to destroy the militants in Marawi and said the Philippines was now dealing with "a very dangerous situation" due to young Muslims inspired by the "mass insanity" of Islamic State."All they do is just to kill and destroy, and killing in a most brutal way," he said at an event where he received hundreds of sniper and assault rifles donated by China to help the military campaign in Marawi."They enjoy decapitating people in front of cameras. They have to be dealt with, with the same ferocity but not the brutality," he said.The information about the beheadings came via a text message to reporters from Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia of the Western Mindanao Command. Garcia did not respond to repeated requests for details.A civilian rescue worker, Abdul Azis Lomondot, told Reuters body parts were found, but with "no proof of beheading".Military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera said bodies were found separately in two groups, of 12 and five, but he was unable to confirm if the five were beheaded.The battle entered its 36th day on Wednesday, with intense gunfights and bombing in the heart of the town and black-clad fighters seen from afar running between buildings as explosions rang out.The rebels' hold on Marawi, while incurring the full force of a military for years trained by its U.S. counterparts, has much of the region on edge, concerned that Islamic State's influence may run deeper than thought.Those fears are also being felt in Malaysia and Indonesia, whose nationals are among the Maute group of rebels fighting in Marawi, suggesting the group may have built a cross-border network that has gone largely undetected.-RISING TOLL-Military spokesman Restituto Padilla earlier said it was likely that many civilians had been killed and the death toll - at 27 before the latest 17 were announced - was only what the authorities could confirm independently and escapees had reported many in the area of fighting."(It) may increase significantly," Padilla told reporters. "There have been a significant number that have been seen."Padilla said the cause of all of those deaths would be "atrocities committed by the terrorists".Among those atrocities, the army says, have been residents being forced to loot homes, take up arms or become sex slaves.Videos have appeared this month on the website of Islamic State's Amaq news agency and its social media channels of hostages in Marawi pleading for their lives, saying they would be beheaded if air strikes were not stopped. Clips have also appeared of kneeling captives, shot in the head from behind.Reuters was unable to confirm the authenticity of the footage.The military has so far been reluctant to discuss the possibility that the real impact of the fighting on civilians could be far more severe than has been reported.It has played down the impact of daily air strikes and mortar assaults aimed at rebel sniper positions, which have reduced areas of the lakeside town to rubble and alarmed people stuck there, some of whom have said the shelling was a bigger threat than the militants.Military spokesman Padilla said troops needed more time to finish what was a tricky mission, complicated by trapped civilians, hostages and booby traps.(For a graphic on battle for Marawi, click http://tmsnrt.rs/2sqmHDf)(Additional reporting by Neil Jerome Morales in MANILA; Writing by Martin Petty)

CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)

REVELATION 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)

DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)

REVELATION 9:12-18
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)

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Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          A Libyan ambush, Central Asia’s security wobbles and Mozambique’s loan scandal: The cheat sheet   

All eyes on Libya

It’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for Libya. A spot of good news first: Libya is pumping oil at its highest rate in four years, an important boon for a country that relies heavily on the petroleum industry. Now for a bunch of bad: This week, a convoy from the UN Support Mission in Libya was ambushed and, according to reports, their staff taken at gunpoint. The UN now says its staff are all safely in Tripoli, but the incident is yet another a sign of the chaos in Libya, where multiple forces claim authority and there is heavy fighting in some parts of the country, including Benghazi. The UN has just appointed a new envoy to the country – a former Lebanese minister of culture – a process that took four months, after the US rejected a Palestinian appointee because of his nationality, followed by retaliatory objections to other candidates from Russia and other countries. UNISMIL and various UN agencies have been gradually increasing their presence on the ground in the dangerous country, but this week’s ambush is likely to be a major setback. And with Italy threatening to deny entry to foreign ships docking on its shores – an effort to force its European partners to do more about the massive influx of migrants, mostly coming from Libya – the internal divisions and external debate over Libya make it one to watch. 

Au revoir UNOCI

While it’s something to celebrate, the closure today of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has also generated some concerns. Although Cote d’Ivoire is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies, two mutinies this year by disgruntled soldiers suggests it has not fully healed from the 2002-2003 civil war and the post-election violence of 2010-2011. Human Rights Watch has called on the Ivorian government to address the rights issues at the root of past political violence, including the problem of impunity and the need to professionalise its security forces. It also pointed to the incomplete national reconciliation process and continued competition over land as potential flashpoints. With the peacekeepers’ withdrawal, a UN Security Council briefing noted the need for the international community to stay engaged. In a statement to the council, Sweden said the closure of UNOCI meant the “UN presence in the country is facing a ‘financial cliff’. This risks undermining the sustainability of the gains achieved.”

Is Afghanistan pulling Central Asia into chaos?

That’s the question at the heart of this new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. While Afghanistan’s downward spiral has been plotted meticulously by journalists and analysts, Central Asian states are often overlooked – to our potential peril, according to CSIS. The report notes that security has taken a nosedive throughout in Afghanistan in the past couple years, but asserts: “In the provinces of Afghanistan adjacent to Central Asia, the security situation has deteriorated even further than in Afghanistan as a whole on average.” That situation presents huge challenges to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, which could become destabilized by smuggling, Taliban attacks and infiltration by extremists, among other threats. The report suggests some measures Afghanistan and its neighbours can take to mitigate those risks – including sealing borders and negotiating with the Taliban – but of none of them would be easy.

Seven more years

Few African leaders divide international public opinion as much as Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who will run for a third term in office in August, having overwhelmingly won a referendum to change the constitution in 2015. Kagame’s champions see him as the architect of stability and growth in a country where some 20 percent of the population was slaughtered in the 1994 genocide. They point to free basic education for all, the halving of infant and maternal mortality, and the emergence of a vibrant economy as achievements which merit his re-election. Detractors say Kagame’s authoritarian style and intolerance of opposition – some of whose leaders have been killed or disappeared, others accused of the cardinal sin of “genocidal ideology” – is a threat to democracy itself. Further evidence of this came in May, when politicians were told that all social media or online campaign content had to vetted by the National Electoral Commission 48 hours before publication. This rule was shelved a month later in the wake of domestic and international pressure, but the attempt to control the messaging will not be forgotten. Still, Kagame’s re-election is pretty much a foregone conclusion: he won with more than 95 percent in 2003 and 93 percent in 2010. Rwanda’s is one of four key African elections being held this year: the people of Kenya and Angola will also go to the polls in August, while Liberians will follow suit in October.

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Lifting the lid on a Mozambique’s loan scandal

As scandals go, Mozambique’s $2.2 billion secret loan deal that crashed its economy was pretty bad (See IRIN’s report). But now we’re getting a handle on just how corrupt it all was. The recently-released executive summary of the Kroll audit report suggests that the Privinest Group – which was supposed to supply Mozambique with a tuna fishing fleet and maritime security vessels – overcharged by at least $700 million. For example, fishing boats were invoiced at $22 million each, but Kroll estimates the real price should have been just $2 million. And there’s more. Kroll says that $500 million “remains unaudited and unexplained”, on top of the $700 million overcharge. That’s partly because Privinest as well as the state security service, SISE, local banks and the Ministry of Finance all refused to provide the auditors with information requested. For more on the scandal, for which Mozambicans are being forced to pay the price as the economy totters and social services are scaled back, check out Mozambique News reports & clippings.

The unpromised land

Few places these days can be described as hospitable towards asylum seekers, but in recent years Israel has outdone most other states with its policies of deterrence and detention. Not content with keeping asylum seekers confined to so-called “open” detention facilities like Holot, starting in 2014, the authorities began offering one-way tickets to “safe” third countries in Africa. By the time IRIN reported on these “voluntary” deportations in April 2015, it was already clear that those who accepted the offer to go to Uganda or Rwanda, the two countries that had quietly stepped up to receive Israel’s unwanted asylum seekers, did not fare much better than those who opted to remain at Holot. This week, a year-long investigation into Israel’s “relocation process” by Andrew Green for Foreign Policy revealed that the vast majority of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers who are sent to Uganda and Rwanda from Israel are quickly smuggled into neighbouring countries where they have even less protection and live in undocumented limbo. Meanwhile, Ugandan and Rwandan officials continue to deny having made any agreement with Israel to receive asylum seekers.

Watch out for an upcoming IRIN film – Unwelcome Stranger - about the life of a Sudanese asylum seeker in Israel.

(TOP PHOTO: Two soldiers from forces operating under Libya's Tripoli-based government walking through the deserted streets of Bin Jawad. Tim Wescott/IRIN)

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His PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team mate Johan Kristoffersson was second and 2016 Holjes winner Andreas Bakkerud was third The seventh round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Holjes in Sweden got underway today with Free Practice for the Supercar competitors, in which Norway’s Petter Solberg set the quickest time. MJP Racing Team Austria’s Kevin …

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          Tony Pua Balun Mahathir Perihal Proton?   

‘KERETA KEBANGSAAN’ TIDAK BERI NILAI TAMBAH EKONOMI NEGARA, KATA DAP

Setiausaha Publisiti DAP, Tony Pua, hari ini, meluahkan rasa tidak setuju dengan pendekatan diambil pengasas Proton, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang lantang membantah pengambilalihan 49.9 peratus saham syarikat kereta itu oleh gergasi otomobil China, Geely.

Sambil menyifatkan pendekatan Mahathir untuk terus mengekalkan label ‘kereta kebangsaan’ sebagai kurang tepat, Pua beranggapan bahawa Proton masih tidak mampu terus bersaing dalam pasaran terbuka automotif negara.

Kata Pua lagi, dengan pelbagai kelebihan diberikan selama ini kepada Proton, syarikat automobil itu dilihat masih keterbelakang dan gagal menjadi penyumbang utama kepada ekonomi negara.

“Sebuah ‘kereta kebangsaan’ tidak menambah nilai ekonomi sesebuah negara sekiranya ia tidak dapat mewujudkan peluang pekerjaan yang cukup dan industri yang berdaya saing,” katanya.

Tambah Pua, seharusnya semua pihak sedang memikirkan mengenai bentuk pelaburan dan pulangan yang bakal dibawa Geely ke dalam Proton bagi memajukan syarikat otomobil tempatan itu.

Sehingga kini, beliau masih kabur dengan bentuk dan jumlah pelaburan yang bakal dibawa masuk Geely ke negara ini, walaupun beliau bersetuju bahawa gergasi otomobil China itu dapat memberikan peluang pekerjaan dan industri lebih berdaya saing kepada Proton.

Menurut Pua lagi, pembelian saham Proton itu memberi lebih banyak kelebihan kepada Geely memandangkan kerajaan bakal menyuntik dana RM1.35 bilion ke dalam syarikat otomobil itu.

“Maksudnya, Geely sebenarnya sekadar membayar RM170 juta bagi memperolehi kepentingan 49 peratus dalam sebuah syarikat bakal menerima suntikan tunai daripada kerajaan sebanyak RM1.35 billion!” kata Pua dalam kenyataan medianya hari ini.

Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara itu turut mengkritik tindakan kerajaan menyuntik dana ke dalam Proton yang merupakan anak syarikat kepada DRB-Hicom.

“Apa gunanya menswastakan Proton dengan menjual kepentingannya kepada DRB-Hicom apabila akhirnya kerajaan terus ‘membiayainya’ bagi tujuan kelangsungan syarikat itu?” soalnya.

Minggu lalu, DRB-Hicom mencapai persetujuan untuk menjual 49.9 peratus pegangan saham dalam Proton Holdings kepada Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – yang sebelum ini mengambil alih Volvo dari Sweden – termasuk membolehkan Geely memiliki kepentingan 51 peratus dalam syarikat pembuat kereta Britain, Lotus.

Proton yang ditubuhkan pada 1983 sebagai syarikat otomobil pertama tempatan dihimpit masalah kewangan sejak beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini walaupun mendapat sokongan dan bantuan kerajaan.

Pada 2001, Proton menguasai bahagian pasaran sebanyak 53%, tetapi merosot kepada 14% tahun lalu, disebabkan peningkatan populariti kereta import dan aduan mengenai mutu pembuatan kereta itu.


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Næsten alle ture er tilgængelige også som tidlige morgen- eller sene aftensture. Ved nogle af ture er jeg i kostume. Påklædningen giver en særlig oplevelse og understreger temaet.
 

Jeg guider til Letlands, Estlands, Danmarks, Sveriges, Norges og Finlands rejsebureau gæster/kunder. Kundekreds varierer mellem turister, erhvervskunder, krydstogtsgæster, foreninger, kulturinteresserede m.fl. Fag som rejsende repræsenterer: landmænd, lærere, socialrådgivere, læger, tømrere, polititjenestemænd, medarbejdere inden for forsikring, revisorer, folkedansere, pensionister. Faglige, kulturelle og sociale oplevelser forenes afhængig af deltagernes interesse, turens formål og varighed.
 

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FEEDBACK - All in all everything was great and to their satisfaction. The transfer, and especially the guide got very good reviews. Kalmarflyg, Sweden. 05.11.15


It has been very succesful to have you as our Tourleader. And the tours have been successful in every way… So thank you for a job very well done. Nikolaj. 13.11.2014. 




Tak for en hyggelig rundtur i Riga. Vi havde nogle hyggelige og sjove dage i Riga med kanalrundfart, drinks, cafehygge og sjov – og en masse shopping.
Riga er jo en hyggelig by og bestemt et besøg værd en anden gang. Det var rart at kunne genkende de forskellige historiske steder vi havde besøgt på vores tur med dig, når vi selv gik rundt i byen.
Venlig hilsen, Sanni. 21.10.2014. 


Vi kom alle godt hjem, med masser af storslåede indtryk, ikke mindst din rundvisning. Det er helt sikkert ikke sidste gang vi kommer til Riga, så det kan være vi ses. Med venlig hilsen, Leo. 17.09.2014.

Gruppen var tilfredse med rejsen. Ele. 22.08.2013.

Ellers vil jeg også sige dig tak for din gode indsats for vores gruppe. Det var en vidunderlig rejse til Letland denne gang – helt i top. Tak for det.
Niels
21.07.2011.

Tak for sidst. Det gik fint, men det var jo et kort samarbejde.
Håber vi får mulighed for samarbejde i fremtiden.
Mange hilsner
Erik
19.08.2010.

Vi tackar så mycket för Din fantastiska guidning (14 maj, 2010). Vi blev så upplyfta av all Din kunskap och berättarkonst.
Vi är mycket nöjda med vår resa och kanske vi kommer att åka tillbaka till Riga någon mera gång.
Hoppas Du mår bra och haft en fin sommar.
Många hälsningar//Monika

Vi har oplevet, at en ferie i et rejs
eselskab giver adgang til steder og guides, som er lukket land, hvis man rejser alene.
Baltikum Rundt, 13. – 24. juli 2005

Hej,
Tak for en fantastisk uge i Letland, det hele har bare fungeret så godt, ikke mindst på grund af din store hjælp. Det er bare så dejligt at tænke tilbage på alle de gode, sjove, spændende og udfordrende oplevelser vi har haft.
Mange hilsner og knus
Susanne
10.juli, 2004

Takk for sist siden jeg var den skotske dame som var med ... i mai i fjor. Jeg har gode fotograf av dig begge på kilden og på lunsj ut i bygda og fra konserten. Jeg var så imponert over disse barn da de danset og sang - de var nesten professionel. Det er ikke så lett å få gutter til å danse med jenter i dreres alder. Jeg var glad da jeg leste ditt navn i programmet for jeg viste at de skull få masse opplysning fra deg. Ha en fortsatt god sommer.
Med vennlig hilsen,
Irene.
29.juli, 2004

Vi var utroligt glade for guiden. Hun er fantastisk hjælpsom og sød. Hun ved en masse om lettisk historie og kultur og er god til at fortælle - et godt aktiv for dit firma.
Gunnar. 24.sept.2002

En sødere og mere engageret guide skal man lede længe efter.
Anonym spørgeskema. Par, 39, 40 år.
13-16/7/2002


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          Big Brave Soldier   
My recent interview with Treva Askey, a former British soldier who is now transitioning, took place amid my thought processes about transgender people serving in the armed forces. There has actually been quite a lot of discussion about this topic in the press lately.

When I was a child, I was a sensitive boy who cried easily. I remember often being told to be a "big brave soldier". This phrase bristled with me then-- and continues to do so today. My parents were not being cruel: they were simply trying to encourage me to behave in a certain way, which they felt was more appropriate (for the record, it didn't work: I am still a sensitive person and I still cry easily).
Upper lips: stiff

It was clear why they chose this phrase. A soldier is someone who is the archetype of courage, discipline, and moral clarity. It is unspoken, but a soldier, of course, is someone who doesn't struggle with his sexuality, nor with his gender identity.

But, for what it was worth, I realised that, as a child, I was braver than many of my peers in some circumstances. For example, I was untroubled by some things (like big scary bugs) which made others visibly queasy. So this other kid, he can kick a football like a cannon, but can't pick up a spider: why is he considered braver than me? That seemed unfair.

As I have grown older, I have viewed military people with a mixture of both admiration and fear. Admiration, in that (in the main) I admire what they do, protecting the interests of my country and ensuring that my family and I can sleep safe in our beds without worrying about being invaded or bombed or have our way of life brutally suppressed. But also fear, in that they achieve that by learning how to hurt and kill other people, sometimes with truly dreadful efficiency. I find some military types to be overbearing and intimidating.

You will be familiar with the notion that the military has to "break you down" before they "build you up". Nobody enters the military willing to hurt or kill somebody else. The military needs to remove your inhibitions to cause harm, to hurt, to kill, and it does that very precisely: by subjecting you to gruelling physical challenges, to strict and dehumanising rituals, to harsh and disproportionate punishments. And to make it stick, it dresses this up in very attractive guise: flags and uniforms, medals and heroism, music and pageantry, and intense camaraderie.

Of course, it needs to do these things to make you an effective fighting person. You need to learn that you are less important than the whole, and you need to subsume your will to the orders you need to carry out. The military can't work as a democracy: ("Excuse me, sergeant? I don't really think advancing on that hill is a very good idea, when you think about it". "You're quite right, private. Raise your hands if you think we should all go to the pub instead").
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The military also needs to inculcate a very powerful sense of moral clarity. We are the good guys. They are the bad guys. They are not like us: they don't look like us, they don't talk like us, they eat weird foods, they don't worship like us (and in any case, God is on our side). In fact, they're not really human, and that makes it OK to get rid of them.

I am certain that being in the military would cause intolerable psychological harm to me. I prize my individuality extremely highly. My inability to take orders from stupid people would require that I be brutalised until I gave up resisting. And I cannot contemplate the person they would "build me up" into becoming.

But (as I said elsewhere), that's not to say I would have nothing to offer my country. Give me a gun and put me in a uniform, and I would be useless. On the other hand, put me in Bletchley Park with the other misfits, and we will win the war for you. To put it bluntly, I don't need to be broken down before I can be useful! (And my loyalty to my country is not in question).

It is this ability of the military to assign us and them which troubles me. If you are not 100% with us, you are against us. It makes it easy for people in the military who are not quite like "us" to be rejected and brutalised. And who is not quite like "us"? Well, homosexual and transgender people are a good place to start. Private Barry Winchell was bullied and eventually murdered by one of his comrades for dating a male-to-female transwoman.
Discharged for transitioning: Sage Fox

We all know of course, that a man who falls in love with another man (or a man who thinks he was born a woman) is somehow soft, somehow effeminate, somehow morally twisted, and therefore prone to cowardice and treachery. We can't have that in the military. First of all, a man needs to be a real man with no hint of femininity. Second of all, imagine the effect on morale if you are constantly on your guard in case your buddy wants to molest you sexually instead of guarding your back. The solution, of course, is to keep all those queers and gays and trannies out.

These arguments are obviously flawed. The reason is that there are (and have always been) gay and trans people in the military (we can start with the Chevalier D'Eon!). They have in many cases served with distinction, shown great valour, and have sometimes been highly decorated. So much for their intrinsic weaknesses. Second, those reports of soldiers sexually abusing their comrades just haven't materialised. It turns out that your gay buddy is every bit as interested in surviving the conflict alive as you are, and he has no more interest in sexually molesting you than you have of him. So morale hasn't suffered. The military hasn't collapsed amid a shower of pink sparks.

There are hints that the tide is beginning to turn. This article isn't big enough to explore the US military, where acceptance of gay people is on the rise. Instead, it's about trans people, where acceptance lags quite a long way behind. This excellent article in the New York Times by Julia Baird reports that 20% of US trans people have served in the military. This is borne out by my personal experience corresponding with other transgender people. In addition to the military, there are plenty of others who have served in the police and other "masculine" occupations.
Baird: Nine percent of transgender people who have served in the American military report being discharged because of being transgender or gender nonconforming. Almost all of the rest stay quiet for fear of harassment or abuse.

A Harvard study published last year found that most transgender military personnel in America are white, educated and middle-aged. And most eventually transitioned from male to female. It also found that 20 percent of transgender people had served in the military — double the rate of the general population. (There is a theory that many seek “hypermasculine” experiences to suppress their desire to be female.) A University of California survey found almost all — 97 percent — were not able to transition until after they left the service.
And she quotes a female-to-male serviceman whom she identifies only as Ryan:
Ryan: I wear an American uniform and I represent a country supposedly defined by liberty and equality. But my allies are welcome to serve in a way that has most certainly just cost me my livelihood. If these countries’ soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines can serve openly and authentically as transgender women and men, why can’t I?
Still serving: Cate McGregor
And serving officer Captain Sage Fox writes:
Fox:I'm a transgender woman and an Army Officer. I want what everyone who cares about our military and our country should want: The freedom to live our lives in peace, raise our children in safety, and live according to our personal and collective ideals. Without these, what ARE we fighting for?
The first military transwoman I heard of was Jan Hamilton in her famous documentary Sex Change Soldier. Jan served in an elite Special Forces unit, and there is a short sequence in the documentary which shows some of the comments she received from her former comrades after she came out. They are unbelievably painful and hurtful. At the time of this documentary, it wasn't possible to transition and remain serving in the British army, although it now is.

But the second had a slightly more hopeful story. Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor came out while serving as a senior (and decorated) officer in the Australian Army. However, her commanding officer refused to accept her resignation when she tendered it, and refuted her claim that she was bringing embarrassment to his office. Although McGregor has continued to serve, she describes the "drumbeat of personal abuse" she has suffered since coming out, and also talks of difficulty explaining things to her wife.
Warrior Princess: Kristin Beck

And most recently, highly decorated US Navy SEAL and transwoman Kristin Beck has published her autobiography, Warrior Princess. Beck is literally festooned with decorations. Her Wikipedia article speculates that its publication has encouraged US Defence officials to reconsider their policy about trans people serving in the military, and Una at TransasCity mentions a study which shows that it would have few negative consequences (although Una points out that the study cannot be considered unbiased, commissioned as it was by billionaire transwoman Jennifer Pritzker-- herself a former Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army). This doesn't seem to be the same study which Julia Baird mentions above. In any case, you can read the whole report here. Most recently, Chuck Hagel, the incumbent US Secretary of Defence, has recommended that the US policy of not allowing transgender people to serve should be reviewed.

Which countries allow people to transition and still serve? Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. (If you know of any others, please let me know). And of course, my home of New Zealand, which was, I am delighted to say, recently judged the most tolerant of LGBT servicemen and women in an international study (the Brits came joint second). Nonetheless, I suspect that, in general, the bar isn't set very high for this particular contest!

From my own perspective, it seems encouraging that one can survive a couple of decades of military service, and it doesn't grind out all your femininity, all your sensitivity, as many of the above people have shown.

In the grand scheme of things, this is all a very small problem. As far as I can judge, although Australia permits transition while serving, there seem to be only six people to whom this currently applies. And Wikipedia's list of transsexual or transgendered people who have served in the military is pitifully small. Nonetheless, for those few, it's a very big deal indeed, and (as with other areas) I suspect what we see is only the small tip of a very large iceberg.

For those still serving in painful silence, coming out and finally being true to themselves may call for another manifestation of the "big brave soldier".

My thanks to Melissa for drawing my attention to the New York Times article.

For my exclusive interview with Jan Hamilton, now Abigail Austen, click here.

===
Addendum: 14th September 2016

As of the 1st July 2016, the US has lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. The BBC carries the story here.
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          BRIDE OF THE LINDORM   

The prince meeting his lindorm brother, from Folk Tales of the World, written by Roger Lancelyn Green, illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone, and published in 1966 by Purnell and Sons Ltd (© Roger Lancelyn Green/ Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone/Purnell and Sons Ltd – reproduced here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use basis only)

I owe much of my lifelong love of mythology to the wonderful works of Roger Lancelyn Green that my mother Mary Shuker bought for me when I was a child, in which he retold countless famous and little-known myths, legends, folktales, and fables from all around the world. Moreover, it was within these works that I first encountered many enthralling fabulous beasts and other folkloric entities, including the Japanese tanuki, the Mexican kuil kaax (click here for my ShukerNature coverage of this magical woodland spirit), the Australian kurreah (click here), and – in Green's delightful book Folk Tales of the World, exquisitely illustrated throughout in full colour by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone, which I still treasure to this day – the Swedish lindorm.

Lindorms are semi-dragons inasmuch as they occupy an intermediate echelon in the evolution of the dragon from the serpent. Typically (but not invariably) two-legged and wingless, lindorms have greater affinities with the serpents than with the classical dragons (in contrast, wyverns, which are also semi-dragons, possess not only a pair of legs but also a pair of wings, so they are closer to the classical dragons than to the serpents).

A sturdy typical two-limbed lindorm readily demonstrating its semi-dragon status, intermediate between a limbless serpent dragon and a quadrupedal classical dragon (public domain)

Incidentally, the term 'lindorm' should not be (but often is) confused with 'lindworm' – which technically should only be applied to wingless four-limbed classical dragons. In heraldry, however, it is commonly applied to lindorms.

Lindorms were commonly met with in churchyards, where they ghoulishly devoured human corpses, and would sometimes invade churches too. They occurred in great numbers amid the mountainous peaks of central Europe - indeed, the elaborate dragon-shaped fountain in Klagenfurt, Austria, was inspired by the discovery in 1335 of a supposed lindorm skull (it later proved to be from a woolly rhinoceros!).

A limbless Swedish lindorm, resembling a gigantic snake (© Richard Svensson)

Their favourite land, however, was Sweden, which contained quite a variety of versions, including legless lindorms and even one that sported a small pair of fore-wings instead of a pair of legs. But most Swedish lindorms were of the typical two-limbed variety. There are many traditional tales from this Scandinavian country concerning these particular semi-dragons, but perhaps the most celebrated example is the one that I shall now retell here.

A rare winged Swedish lindorm (© Richard Svensson)

Untold centuries ago, the Swedish monarch's queen lay in her bedchamber, about to give birth to twins - the fulfilment of many years of empty longing for the children that she seemed destined never to conceive. She smiled, as she remembered how, in final desperation, she had consulted a soothsayer who had assured her that in less than a year's time she would be granted two handsome sons - provided that she ate two fresh onions as soon as she returned home to the palace.

The advice seemed quite bizarre, but the queen was so aroused by the chance, however slim, that it offered to her that she made her way back to the palace at once, anxious to seek out the necessary vegetables without delay. Recalling this scene, she also remembered hearing the soothsayer calling after her, but as she had already told her about the onions, the soothsayer's message clearly couldn't have been of much importance, and so the queen hadn't wasted time turning back. Instead, she had continued her journey home, and upon arriving had ordered two crisp, mature onions to be brought to her immediately.

When she received them, the queen was so excited by the promise that these innocuous vegetables held that she ate the first one whole, without even stopping to peel the skins from it. Not surprisingly, however, it tasted quite revolting - and so in spite of her enthusiasm she spent time carefully peeling the second one, stripping away every layer of skin, before finally eating it. Nine months had passed since then, and now, precisely as prophesied by the soothsayer, she was about to bear her greatly-desired children.

'The Serpent of Arabia' – a lindorm sumptuously depicted in the Ripley Scroll, a 15th-Century alchemical manuscript of emblematic symbolism, and of unknown origin but named after Sir George Ripley, a famous English alchemist (public domain)

The palace courtiers and staff eagerly clamoured outside the royal bedchamber, awaiting the official announcement of the new princes' births. Suddenly, an ear-splitting scream echoed within the chamber - but it was not the lusty cry of a newborn baby. It was, instead, a shriek of horror - an eldritch wail that leapt unbidden from the throat of the royal midwife when she set eyes upon the queen's firstborn. It was male - but it was not human.

The queen had given birth to a lindorm - a hideous snake-like dragon, whose wingless elongate body thrashed upon the marble floor in innumerable scaly coils, and from whose shoulders sprang a pair of powerful limbs with taloned feet. Deathly pale and so repulsed by the creature that she was unable even to whisper, let alone scream, it was the queen, still in labour with her second child, who leaned down, took the young lindorm in her arms - and hurled it, with all the power that her loathing could summon, through a nearby window, from where the creature plummeted into the dense forest surrounding the palace.

Weakened from the exertion, she sank back upon the bed, and gave birth again - but this time to a perfectly healthy, fresh-faced boy, with golden hair and sparkling blue eyes.

Encountering a traditional two-limbed lindorm in Switzerland, from Itinera per Helvetiae Alpinas Regiones Facta Annis 1702-1711 by Swiss scholar Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, 1723 (public domain)

Years passed by, and the boy became a youthful prince in search of a bride - but what he found was his brother, the lindorm. The prince had been riding around the perimeter of the vast forest encompassing the palace when, without warning, a huge ophidian head had emerged from a thorny bush directly ahead. Rearing up until its green-scaled body resembled a towering tree, the lindorm gazed down at the youth with unblinking eyes of amber that effortlessly penetrated his innermost thoughts. And as the prince stared back, mesmerised and motionless before this monstrous entity, he heard its voice, intoning deep within his mind - a voice that assured him with cold, reptilian detachment and certainty that he would never find a wife until he, his elder brother, had obtained the true love of a willing bride.

Accordingly, over the next few months a succession of village maidens were given to the lindorm, in the hope of overcoming this barrier to the young prince's quest for a bride. Needless to say, however, none of the maidens were thrilled at the prospect of marriage to a lindorm, so none came willingly - and, inevitably therefore, none was accepted by the monster. The situation seemed irreconcilable - until one day, that is, when the next maiden selected to be the lindorm's bride had the good fortune to encounter beforehand the soothsayer whom the queen had consulted all those years ago. After listening sympathetically as the maiden spoke of her impending plight, the soothsayer whispered into her ear some words of advice that swiftly replaced her sadness with a smile of joy.

The maiden instructing the lindorm to shed its first skin, as portrayed by Arthur Rackham (public domain)

That night, the maiden was presented to the lindorm, who gruffly told her to take off her dresses - of which she seemed to be wearing a surprising number. She agreed to do this - but only after extracting from the lindorm the promise that for every dress she took off, it would shed a layer of skin. This it did, until only a single layer remained - and until the maiden was clothed in just a single robe.

The maiden removing her first dress, watched closely by the lindorm after shedding its first skin as demanded by her - illustrated by Henry Justice Ford (public domain)

Despite remembering the soothsayer's words, it was not without a degree of nervousness that she then removed this final gown and stood still, and naked, before the great dragon.

The lindorm moved towards her, and the maiden tensed - fearing yet desiring what was to come, for if the soothsayer had spoken truthfully to her there would be great happiness, and great love, ahead. And so she stood erect, motionless, as the serpentine monster leisurely, almost tenderly, enveloped her body in its scaly coils. She had expected them to feel cold and slimy, and was therefore pleasantly surprised by their warmth and softness - embracing and caressing her in their muscular folds.

Even so, she felt a flicker of terror rising within her - a desire to close her eyes, to scream, to flee, to do anything rather than remain here. Then the words of the wise old soothsayer came back to her, calming her mind, and she relaxed again.

Gazing about her, she noticed that the lindorm's last layer of skin was so thin as to be almost translucent, and was beginning to peel away, folding back upon itself like a cluster of withered leaves. At the same time, a strange green mist manifested all around, bathing the lindorm in a viridescent haze until she was aware of the creature's continuing presence only from the embrace of its sinuous body.

Gradually, however, the mist dispersed - and revealed that she was no longer wrapped within the serpentine coils of a lindorm after all, but within the firm arms of the most handsome man she had ever seen!

A somewhat Oriental-looking lindorm (public domain)

The soothsayer had indeed spoken truthfully - by following her instructions, the enchantment that had incarcerated him within the guise of a lindorm had been dispelled, and here was the elder prince, heir to the country's throne, and for whom the maiden would indeed be a very willing bride. The joyful marriage took place without delay, and after the old queen had given her blessing to the newly-weds, who were now the new king and queen, she felt someone lightly tap her shoulder.

It was the soothsayer, who revealed to her the information that she had not stayed to hear all those years ago - namely, make sure that she peeled both onions before eating them!


This ShukerNature blog article is excerpted from my book Dragons: A Natural History (1995). See also my more recent book, Dragons in Zoology, Cryptozoology, and Culture(2013), for detailed coverage of lindorms in mythology, cryptozoology, and natural history.






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          South Park: Phone Destroyer preview - Hands on with Ubisoft's new card battler   
South Park: Phone Destroyer preview - Hands on with Ubisoft's new card battler South Park: Phone Destroyer soft launched a little over a week ago now, providing South Park fans in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway with their ideal card battler.

I've put a little time into the game's early stages for the benefit of those of you who aren't living in Nordic bliss.

Being only casually familiar with both South Park and CCGs, I went into the game with pretty neutral expectations, but came away quietly impressed.

South Park: The CCG

The name South Park: Phone Destroyer might hint at a mindless tapper or some kind of action game, but it's actually a bright and breezy (though definitely not kid-friendly) casual card battler, but with live automated battles.

You must assemble a deck of cards from random loot drops and campaign success, then continue to modify those cards using the game's various currencies and consumables.

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          15% OFF Brown Sling Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Leather Sandals, Unisex Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Brown Flip Flops, Brown Leath by SANDALI   

42.50 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

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WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
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Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

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          15% OFF Brown Tiger Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Unisex Sandals, Flip Flop Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Genuine Leather, Brown Sand by SANDALI   

46.75 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

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          15% OFF Green Eclipse Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Unisex Sandals, Flip Flop Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Green Genuine Leather San by SANDALI   

46.75 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
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          15% OFF Brown Double-roman Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Sandals, Leather Flip Flops, Jesus Sandals, Unisex Sandals, Brown Sand by SANDALI   

42.50 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          15% OFF Dark Chocolate Brown Leather Belt For Men & Women (including Buckle) - Accessories by SANDALI   

34.00 USD

We are happy to introduce our new category ~ ACCESSORIES ... belts - hoera !!

I can guarantee that you will LOVE our leather belts ~ they are also made from the highest quality materials that we make our sandals with … the quality is guaranteed to stand the test of time !!

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly.

All our leather belts are made from thick cow leather whereas the standard width varies between :

3.0 cm // 1.18 " + 3.5 cm // 1.38 " + 4.0 cm // 1.57 "

SIZES

Our also offer a huge range of sizes varying from an XXS - 10XL … please review the 2nd last picture which represents our BELT SIZE CHART which includes :

* US vs EUR compatibility
* Exact Measurements for the length of each size ( cm & inches )

BUCKLE

Please note that all belts includes a buckle which you will be able to select from … Please review the last picture which represent our buckle options !!!

Note that the buckle options is marked 1 - 8 so when checking out your order & you select your buckle option please make sure that you select the correct number.

COLORS

We also offer a variety of colors :

* Black
* Brown - Carrot, Cocoa Fusion, Dark Chocolate, Mahogony, Midnight Oil
* Cream
* Red
* Textured - Dark Brown, Light Brown
* White

CHECK OUT

Simply select your SIZE & BUCKLE options under our '"Variations Section" OR add your size in the "Message to Seller" when checking out your order !!

PLEASE NOTE

Belts go on top of clothes. So if you are a size 30" waist don't assume a 30" belt will fit. There is no point in measuring your waist if you are going to wear the belt on your hips.

SHIPPING

We are shipping all our parcels via First Class Registered PRIORITY International Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days.

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

We send each buyer a Tracking Number which they can use to track their order & a toll-free number to contact in order to schedule a delivery date in advance !!

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

First Class Registered PRIORITY International Mail will be charged :

ACCESSORIES ( 1st set / 2nd set )

USD $13.95 / $10.00 - United States (10 - 16 days)
USD $13.95 / $10.00 - Canada (10 - 16 days)
USD $14.95 / $11.00 - Spain, The Netherlands & Belgium (10 - 12 days)
USD $14.95 / $11.00 - UK, France, Sweden & Germany (10 - 12 days)
USD $19.95 / $15.00 - Australia (10 - 16 days)
USD $19.95 / $15.00 - New Zealand (10 - 16 days)
USD $15.95 / $12.00 - Everywhere Else (10 - 16 days)
USD $ 4.00 / $ 2.00 - Israel (2-5 days)

We also offer EXPRESS SHIPPING - if you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options :

ECO Express Mail
( 5-7 business days )

ACCESSORIES ( 1st set / 2nd set )

USD $30.00 / $21.00 - United States
USD $40.00 / $31.00 - Australia
USD $35.00 / $28.00 - Europe / Everywhere Else *
USD $13.00 / $7.00 - Israel

* Please contact us to make sure that your country is listed for ECO Express Services.

EMS Express Mail
( 3-5 business days )

ACCESSORIES ( 1st set / 2nd set )

USD $35.00 / $30.00 - United States
USD $45.00 / $40.00 - Australia
USD $45.00 / $40.00 - New Zealand
USD $40.00 / $35.00 - Europe / Everywhere Else
USD $20.00 / $18.00 - Israel

So for example if you wish to upgrade your shipping to ECO Express ( $35.00 USA ) then you simply need to pay the difference between the shipping fees as you already paid $15.95 for First Class Registered Priority Mail so you will only need to pay an additional $19.05 ( $35.00 - $15.95 ).

PLEASE NOTE

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

JOIN US :

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http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
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https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          15% OFF Caramel Buckle-free Leather Sandals For Men & Women - Handmade Sandals, Leather Flip Flops, Jesus Sandals, Unisex Sandals, Natural S by SANDALI   

42.50 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable. All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality - we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

★ COLORS ★

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this & any other given designs in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

Please note that the colored collection is $20.00 more expensive then the plain designs (black, brown & caramel) ... Simply notify me which design & color you are interested in & then I will go ahead & create a Reserved Listing for you ;0)

★ SOLES ★

Our soles are made from 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) which is light & supple yet supportive & comfortable.

We also offer ALL leather soles ( flat-slight heel ) as an option which will be charged an additional fee of $20.00 per pair - simply contact us if you are interested in the 'all leather sole' option.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          Turquoise Triple All Leather Sandals For Men & Women - All Leather Soles - Handmade Unisex Sandals, Jesus Sandals, Genuine Leather Sandals by SANDALI   

70.00 USD

Welcome to SANDALI ... I can guarantee that you will love these sandals as not only are they beautiful but they are also extremely comfortable !! All the pairs are handmade from thick COW leather & varnished with a special varnish for the finishing touch. We regard our sandals to be of the utmost quality ~~ we make all the sandals as per request & all our sandals are based on an unisex collection ... we will strive in finding you your perfect fit ;0)

We use sustainable products that are as environmental friendly. In regards to our sandals themselves, our leather skins all come from Italy - we only purchase 'Natural Leather' & finish it off with a special varnish to protect the leather - no dye, no artificial substances.

All the designs are available in brown, black or caramel toned leather ...
We also offer this specific designs in blue, green, white, orange, red, pink, violet, grey & turquoise.

★ SOLES ★

Our sandals are normally based on 'Press Rubber' ( Recycled Rubber ) however this given collection is based on ALL Leather Soles.

To confirm the sandals has leather bottom soles as well as leather upper soles with a small heel which is basically zero-drop.

★ SIZES ★

We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

We offer a variety of sizes - although it states 'only 1 size available' we have all the size options varying from an EURO # 35 - EURO # 46 - Simply select your size & color options under our '"Variations Section" when checking out your order.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
WOMEN & MEN SIZE CHART ~~ US # vs EURO #
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Measurements are based on the length of the inner soles of the sandals !!!

EURO # 35 ( Female US # 4 - 4.5 // Male US # 2 - 2.5 ) - 22.9 cm // 9.0 "
EURO # 36 ( Female US # 5 - 5.5 // Male US # 3 - 3.5 ) - 23.5 cm // 9.3 "
EURO # 37 ( Female US # 6 - 6.5 // Male US # 4 - 4.5 ) - 24.1 cm // 9.5 "
EURO # 38 ( Female US # 7 - 7.5 // Male US # 5 - 5.5 ) - 24.8 cm // 9.8 "
EURO # 39 ( Female US # 8 - 8.5 // Male US # 6 - 6.5 ) - 25.4 cm // 10 "
EURO # 40 ( Female US # 9 - 9.5 // Male US # 7 - 7.5 ) - 26 cm // 10.2 "
EURO # 41 ( Female US # 10 - 10.5 // Male US # 8 - 8.5 ) - 26.7 cm // 10.5 "
EURO # 42 ( Female US # 11 - 11.5 // Male US # 9 - 9.5 ) - 27.5 cm // 10.8 "
EURO # 43 ( Female US # 12 - 12.5 // Male US # 10 - 10.5 ) - 28.3 cm //11.1 "
EURO # 44 ( Female US # 13 - 13.5 // Male US # 11 - 11.5 ) - 28.9 cm // 11.4 "
EURO # 45 ( Female US # 14 - 14.5 // Male US # 12 - 12.5 ) - 29.6 cm // 11.7 "
EURO # 46 ( Female US # 15 - 15.5 // Male US # 13 - 13.5 ) - 30.4 cm // 12.0 "

So for example :

If your feet measures a total length of 25.4 cm // 10" then it is the best option to go for an EURO # 40 ( 26 cm // 10.2" ) as you will need to add a few additional cm's or inches for the space on the front & back of your sandals ...

★ HANDLING & SHIPPING ★

Please note that our handling time varies between 5-7 business days. We make each & every single pair of sandals as per request - these sandals are not mass-produced via factory or machinery so therefore every single pair is hand crafted especially for you.

All our parcels are carefully packaged in a cardboard box which is then carefully covered with a 'water-proof' wrapping to protect parcels from exterior influences in selected seasons ( Autumn & Winter = Rainy / Monsoon Seasons ).

I also want to confirm that each parcel has been INSURED - all parcels includes $100 insurance.

We offer 3 shipping methods at this given time :

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )
2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )
3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

1. First Class International Priority Mail ( 10 - 16 business days )

We normally ship all our parcels via First Class International Priority Mail whereas parcels will be delivered to the comfort of your front door within an amazing 10-16 business days. Please note that our customers are not able to track their parcels until this parcel is at their local postal unit.

2. ECO Express Mail ( 5-7 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to ECO EXPRESS Shipping ( 5-7 business days ) for an extra $5.00 per pair whereas you will receive tracking updates & delivery notifications.

ECO Express is only available to the following countries :
( ** Exceptions at check-out ** )

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain ( UK ), Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United States of America.

3. EMS Express Mail ( 3-5 business days )

You can upgrade your shipment to EMS EXPRESS Shipping ( 3-5 business days ) for an extra $20.00 for the 1st pair & $12.00 for every additional pair.

We provide tracking updates as an item travels to its destination. Get tracking updates, including the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery notifications.

If you are in a hurry to receive your order then simply go ahead & upgrade your shipping either to one of the following Express Options.

★ PLEASE NOTE ★

We are also the founders & owners of our other SEMI-FORMAL brand WalkaholicS - Quality Handmade Leather Sandals ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WalkaholicS

★ JOIN US ★

http://facebook.com/pages/SANDALI/68767615819/
http://instagram.com/sandalisandals/
http://pinterest.com/sandalisandals/
http://fancy.com/sandali_sandals
https://google.com/+Sandali-sandals
https://twitter.com/SandaliSandals


          Sweden’s First Cardinal Speaks   
The National Catholic Register has this interview here.
          Consulate General of Sweden, Porto   
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          Wahlgren, Ruth I.   
Ruth Ingeborg Wahlgren (nee Salomonsson) died peacefully June 26, 2017. Born in 1926, she was as a teacher in Sweden; her favourite posting was...
          Canadian Supreme Court holds that Google can be ordered to de-index results globally   
Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision [Google Inc v Equustek Solutions Inc, 2017 SCC 34] in the important and longstanding litigation between Equustek Solutions and Google, concerning an issue that has become particularly sensitive over time: can Google be ordered to de-index results from its search engine globally, ie in respect of all country versions of its search engine?

The response of the Canadian Supreme Court has been in the affirmative, as Katfriend Nedim Malovic (Sandart&Partners) explains.

Here's what Nedim writes:

"The case stemmed from an action originally brought by Equustek Solutions (Equustek), a small technology company in British Columbia that manufactures network devices. Equustek became aware that a distributor of its products, Datalink Technologies Gataways (Datalink), had re-labelled one of its products and begun selling it online, passing it off as its own. Datalink had also acquired trade secrets belonging to Equustek to design and manufacture a competing product.

At some point Datalink, which had filed statements of defence in the action brought by Equustek, abandoned the proceedings, left the province, and currently carries out business from an unknown location. In fact, despite court orders prohibiting the sale of inventory and the use of Equustek’s IP, Datalink has continued selling the disputed product on its websites to customers worldwide.

It is essentially for this reason that in 2012, Equustek asked Google to remove search results, but the latter refused to do so lacking a court order prohibiting Datalink from carrying on its online business.

An injunction against Datalink was eventually issued by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. 

As a result, between late 2012 and early 2013, Google removed over 300 specific webpages associated with Datalink. However, Google did not de-index all of Datalink’s websites and, above all, did not de-index results other than those conducted on the Canadian top-level domain version of its search engine, google.ca.

According to Equustek Google’s de-indexing efforts had proved inefficient: it therefore applied and obtained an interlocutory injunction to enjoin Google from displaying any part of Datalink’s websites on any of its search results worldwide.

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia dismissed Google’s appeal; Google further appealed to the Supreme Court. 

Google submitted that the global reach of the order obtained by Equustek would be unnecessary and raise freedom of expression concerns. In addition, Google submitted that a global injunction would violate international comity because it is possible that the order could not have been obtained in a foreign jurisdiction, or that to comply with it would result in Google violating the laws of that jurisdiction.

Most painful de-listing
Yesterday, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, and upheld the worldwide interlocutory injunction against Google.

Among other things, the Supreme Court labelled Google’s international comity argument “theoretical”, and dismissed the idea that protection of freedom of expression would prevent an order of the kind obtained by Equustek. 

At paragraph 48, Abella J (writing for the majority) held that:

“This is not an order to remove speech that, on its face, engages freedom of expression values, it is an order to de-index websites that are in violation of several court orders. We have not, to date, accepted that freedom of expression requires the facilitation of the unlawful sale of goods.

Abella J also dismissed (at paragraph 49) the idea that an order of this kind would “interfere with what Google refers to as its content neutral character. The injunction does not require Google to monitor content on the Internet, nor is it a finding of any sort of liability against Google for facilitating access to the impugned websites.”

The judge further added (at paragraph 53) that the order at issue does not make Google liable for the harm that Datalink’s conduct has inflicted on Equustek:

“It does, however, make Google the determinative player in allowing the harm to occur. On balance, therefore, since the interlocutory injunction is the only effective way to mitigate the harm to Equustek pending the resolution of the underlying litigation, the only way, in fact, to preserve Equustek itself pending the resolution of the underlying litigation, and since any countervailing harm to Google is minimal to non-existent, the interlocutory injunction should be upheld.”

Hence, global de-indexing is necessary according to the Court because, if the removed search results were restricted to Canada alone, purchasers both in and outside Canada could easily continue to find the products of and purchase them from Datalink.

Comment
Ruling the world

When discussing the Equustek case, a parallel with decisions like Google Spain AEPD and Mario Costeja Gonzalez (Google Spain) is almost unavoidable.

In that case the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that an internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing of personal information which appears on web pages published by third parties, and might be requested by individuals to remove links to freely accessible webpages resulting from a search for their name. Amongst other things, grounds for removal include cases where the search results appear to be: i) inadequate, ii) irrelevant, iii) no longer relevant, iv) or excessive in the light of the time passed.

In the aftermath of the Google Spain decision a debate has ensued as to the scale on which delisting must take place. Google has opted for all European top-level domain versions of its search engine, but some data protection authorities have held that this would be insufficient. In this sense, the French Data Protection Authority has taken the view that de-listing should be global. More recently, also the Swedish Data Protection Authority has suggested that there may be situations in which results must be removed when searches are made from countries other than Sweden.

It will be interesting to see whether and how the echo of the Canadian Equustek decision will be heard in Europe, both in the IP context and in relation to data protection/right to be forgotten issues.”  

          Soul Purpose Central with Jennifer Longmore: Soul Purpose Central by Jennifer Longmore with Feature Guest, Tracy Lydiatt   
GuestTracy Lydiatt is an international expert and speaker on sustainability. In 2005, Tracy had a profound moment while working in the Arctic as a geologist that changed her career trajectory forever. Because of this, she is among the first graduates of the award-winning Masters of Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability program at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.
          Swedish lawmaker convicted of violence after night out   

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A member of Sweden's Parliament for the anti-immigration and euroskeptic Sweden Democrats has been convicted for hitting a man in the face outside a nightclub in Stockholm last year. The Stockholm District Court says it handed down a 38,400-kronor fine to Kent Ekeroth for hitting a now-21-year-old man in the face on Nov. 24. The court said Wednesday it didn't believe Ekeroth's claim that he acted in self-defense, citing witnesses who said he had not been assaulted and CCTV footage from outside the Solidaritet club.


          1 pc.+ 17 Cups, SS39 (8mm) Empty Cup Chain for Bracelet - Rhodium Plating by JFExIntl   

7.00 USD

17 cups, SS39 (8mm) empty cup chain for Bracelet with 7¾"-9¾" adjustable extension chain and 15mm brass lobster clasp.
Cups suits any 8mm Chaton/Cabochon from Swarovski, Preciosa, JFEx Int'l MC Chaton Collection etc.

Quantity: 1 pc.
Price: $7.00

✿ Bulk options:
~~ ✤ 2 pc. [$13.00]
~~ ✤ 4 pc. [$24.00]
~~ ✤ 8 pc. [$46.00]

Size: Adjustable between 7¾"-9¾"
Material: Brass
Finish: Rhodium Plating

✿ Finish options:
~~ ✤ Gold
~~ ✤ Silver
~~ ✤ Rhodium
~~ ✤ Rose Gold
~~ ✤ Antique Brass
~~ ✤ Antique Silver
~~ ✤ Antique Copper

♻ Lead FREE Nickel ♻

✿ Shipping options:
~~ ✤ Additional items ship at no extra charge.
~~ ✤ Registered Air Mail with tracking in Israel only (2-3 weeks).
~~ ✤ Free shipping on orders over $75.00 - Coupon Code ✤JFEX75✤
~~ ✤ Upgrade to EcoPost fast shipping with tracking (5-7 business days).
~~ ✤ Free EcoPost on orders over $125.00 - Coupon Code ✤JFEXEPFS125✤

✿ Find our listing for shipping upgrade to EcoPost here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/227698472

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          1 pc.+ 15 Cups, SS39 (8mm) Empty Cup Chain for Bracelet - Antique Silver by JFExIntl   

6.00 USD

15 cups, SS39 (8mm) empty cup chain for Bracelet with 7"-9" adjustable extension chain and 15mm brass lobster clasp.
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          6 pc.+ SS39 (8mm) Preciosa MC Chaton MAXIMA - Turquoise Color by JFExIntl   

2.10 USD

SS39 (8mm) Preciosa MC Chaton MAXIMA in Turquoise Color No.63030.

MC Chaton MAXIMA combines, for the first time in history, high quality lead-free crystal made with PRECIOSA® Hi-Pure Crystal ™ technology with an original patented 15-facet cut which is foiled with the innovative Dura-Foiling™ layer, or Unfoiled (Upon Availability). The result is a PRECIOSA crystal component of unrivalled optical‑aesthetic properties, outstanding resilience, exceptional durability, and one whose authenticity is quickly and unmistakably verifiable.

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          10 pc.+ 10mm Crimp Ends for Flat Leather Cords - Raw Brass by JFExIntl   

10.00 USD

Stylish crimp ends for flat leather cords up to 10mm wide.

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          20 pc.+ 15mm Solid Brass Lobster Claw Clasp - Antique Brass by JFExIntl   

7.20 USD

High quality, 15mm solid brass lobster claw clasp.

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          10 pc.+ 7mm Crimp Ends for Flat Leather Cords - Raw Brass by JFExIntl   

8.00 USD

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          10 pc.+ 4mm Crimp Ends for Flat Leather Cords - Raw Brass by JFExIntl   

6.50 USD

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          10 pc.+ 6mm Extremely Strong Magnetic Clasp - Antique Brass by JFExIntl   

7.50 USD

Extremely strong 6mm magnetic clasp, optimal size for bracelets & necklaces.

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          10 pc.+ 6mm Extremely Strong Magnetic Clasp - Antique Silver by JFExIntl   

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          New Swedish cardinal says inter-communion with Lutherans ‘not possible’   

Although newly minted Cardinal Anders Arborelius of Sweden is a convert from Lutheranism and believes in the press for closer ties with the Lutheran church, he's also realistic about the present limits of that quest, saying that given different understandings of the real presence in the Eucharist, right now Lutherans and Catholics "cannot possibly celebrate together."


          From Soldier To Double-Amputee To Pro Athlete   
KETCHUM, Idaho - A winter's worth of racing and training for the best disabled skiers and shooters culminates later this month at the Paralympic Nordic World Championships in Sweden. For the first time, the U.S. team headed to the competition is made up entirely of disabled veterans. It's a good example of how some wounded soldiers are finding a new mission and purpose. Sun Valley, Idaho has become a hub for healing veterans through sports and one ex-soldier went from infantryman to badly wounded warrior to pro athlete. Two winters ago, double-amputee Andy Soule accomplished something no prior American athlete at the Winter Olympics or Paralympics had before. He won a medal in biathlon -- the combination of cross country skiing and target shooting. Earlier this month, Soule was back in the Northwest to train for the 2013 Paralympic Nordic World Championships and next year's Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The career arc that bought him here is quite a tale. As Soule tells it, it starts
          New Game: Pettson & Findus: Spökskrämmarmaskinen   

Release Information
Platform:  Macintosh
Countries:  Sweden
Date:  2004
Published by:  Gammafon Multimedia AB
Developed by:  KIDDINX Entertainment GmbH


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Countries:  Sweden
Date:  2004
Published by:  Gammafon Multimedia AB
Developed by:  KIDDINX Entertainment GmbH


          The Left is so steeped in anti Christian, anti Americanism that it defends the indefensible Islamist FGM and fights against honorable Muslims.    
Hypocritical leftists willing to give Muslim extremists a pass


He’s a former Muslim extremist who speaks out against such extremism — yet he’s been labeled an extremist.
Last October, the Southern Poverty Law Center called British author and activist Maajid Nawaz, 39, “part of the ‘ex-radical’ circuit of former Islamists who use that experience to savage Islam.” During a recent appearance on Bill Maher’s show, Nawaz announced he’d be suing the SPLC for defamation.
Citing what he calls “the poverty of low expectations,” Nawaz argues that Islam, like any other religion, should not only field criticism but withstand it. Why, he asks, does the Western world — and liberals, in particular — refuse to condemn what they otherwise find abhorrent?
The SPLC, he says, fights against the oppressions of Christian fundamentalism, yet “the same causes they fight for within America are somehow deemed illegitimate for people like me to fight for within our own communities.”
To wit: The current case in Michigan — the first federal case of its kind — over female genital mutilation, practiced among a Shiite Muslim sect there. The New York Times, incredibly, has framed this as a potentially legitimate custom. “Michigan Case Adds US Dimension to Debate on Genital Mutilation,” ran a June 10 headline.
Debate? Really? An estimated 100 girls have been brutalized in this specific community since 2005 — yet because this barbarism is contextualized as Islamic, far too many liberals seek to justify what is plainly child abuse, a gross violation of human rights.
There are plenty of Catholics and fundamentalist Christians who believe abortion is morally wrong, yet Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land. Why should Islam get special dispensation? Isn’t it a supercilious attitude to take — that a muscular religion of 1.6 billion people requires deference to the point of infantilization?
Also on the SPLC’s list is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born author and activist who herself survived female genital mutilation and a forced marriage. Ali and fellow activist Asra Q. Nomani recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and were shocked that none of the four female Democrats on that panel — including Kamala Harris, who’d become a feminist cause célèbre the day before, after male colleagues interrupted her interrogation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions — asked a single question.
In a June 22 Times Op-Ed, Ali and Nomani called out Harris along with Sens. Maggie Hassan, Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill.
“What happened that day was emblematic of a deeply troubling trend among progressives when it comes to confronting the brutal reality of Islamic extremism and what it means for women in many Muslim communities here at home and around the world,” they wrote. “When it comes to the pay gap, abortion access and workplace discrimination, progressives have much to say. But we’re still waiting for a march against honor killings, child marriages, polygamy, sex slavery or female genital mutilation.”
These are horrors, misogyny masquerading as religion, and it’s a Jedi mind trick that works almost every time.
Sen. McCaskill, for example, said she was “worried” about Ali and Nomani’s testimony. “Anyone who twists or distorts religion is an exception to the rule,” she said. Tell that to women in Saudi Arabia, who cannot drive, work or travel alone, or to women in Pakistan, where a so-called “women’s rights bill” was passed last year allowing men to beat their wives, instructions included.
“These recommendations are, according to the Koran and Sunnah, the prophet’s teachings,” a state official told the BBC. “No one can dispute that.”
Reformers like Ali and Nawaz do, and they continually exhort those Muslims who disagree with such diktats — and those outside the religion — to speak up.
In her Op-Ed, Ali noted the false argument so often made, that to criticize Islam is bigotry. Her ideas, she writes, are often labeled backward and conservative, “as if opposition to violent jihad, sex slavery, genital mutilation or child marriage were a matter of left and right.”
Her critics would point to the success of Muslims in America, a deeply assimilated population that, according to multiple studies — including one published by the Cato Institute in October 2016 — is among the most educated and affluent. Their cultural views don’t deviate as much from non-Muslims either. It’s hard to quantify why, but our national DNA surely contributes; we are a county and a culture of immigrants. We don’t force newcomers to learn English, but life’s easier if you do. Nor do we grapple with dress codes, burqa bans and other such debates that have consumed Europe for years. According to the Cato Institute, American Muslims are the most religiously tolerant and socially liberal in the world and are becoming more so. Has this population self-selected to America, or are their views encouraged by our open society?
No one really knows, but Nawaz and others believe that Europe’s tendency to isolate Muslims — or allow them to isolate themselves — rather than integrate only fuels alienation and resentment. Such communities live parallel to society under their own rule of law, and rather than combat Islamic extremism and jihad, such neglect foments it.
Yet such fear of offending remains that Theresa May, upon becoming prime minister last year, said that England “could benefit a great deal” from the estimated 100 Sharia courts operating there.
“Ideas are more dangerous than people,” Nawaz writes, and a 2016 survey bears that out — 58 percent of British Muslims believe homosexuality should be outlawed and one-quarter said they’d support Sharia law replacing British law. A poll of Muslim immigrants and natives in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Sweden, published in December 2013 by Professor Ruud Koopmans of the Berlin Social Science Center, found that 75 percent believe the Koran can be interpreted only one way, that 60 percent would not befriend someone who is gay and 54 percent think the West wants to destroy Islam.
In his new book, “The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam,” author Douglas Murray argues that Europe — Germany especially — has a tendency to overcorrect for past injustices and atrocities. He cites the left’s rejection, in 2015, of concerns raised by Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy that Europe had erred in allowing some citizens to live in opposition to their nation’s own laws. In an interview with NPR on Tuesday, Murray raised the irony of liberals supporting illiberal beliefs.
“This is a big problem,” Murray said. “As well as speaking the language of inclusion, we have to speak the language of exclusion — what it is that we won’t tolerate as well as what it is that we do.”
Nawaz himself believes extremism is fertilized by three subsets: Islamist theocracies, hard-right populism and what he calls the regressive left — those who argue for genderless bathrooms but won’t acknowledge that honor killings happen in Europe and the United States. In compiling their list, he says, the SPLC has employed a tactic used by those they should condemn.
“Just imagine how ex-Muslim Islam-critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali must feel to be included in your list,” he wrote in October.
“Her friend Theo van Gogh was murdered on the streets of Amsterdam in 2004. And back then, there was another list pinned to Theo’s corpse with a knife: It, too, named Ayaan Hirsi Ali.”


          Тариф дня: Петербург - Стокгольм у SAS - от 2926 рублей   
29 июня 2017, 22:59, Travel.ru - Авиакомпания SAS проводит скидочную акцию для полетов из Санкт-Петербурга в Стокгольм осенью и в начале зимы. Стоимость билетов начинается от 2926 рублей в одну сторону и 6504 туда-обратно, сообщает соб.корр. Travel.ru.

Эти цены доступны при полетах без сдаваемого багажа (ручная кладь ограничена 8 килограммами). Минимальная цена с багажом составляет 3726 рублей в одну сторону и 8104 туда-обратно.

Билеты продаются до 3 июля, полеты по ним возможны с 1 сентября до 13 декабря. Возврат билетов не разрешен, обмен возможен с уплатой сбора в 65 евро и доплатой до действующего на момент обмена тарифа. Билеты по этим ценам доступны преимущественно на вылеты по вторникам и средам.

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          Тариф дня: Москва - Стокгольм у "Аэрофлота" - 9955 рублей   
28 июня 2017, 15:03, Travel.ru - Авиакомпания "Аэрофлот" продлила до 19 июля срок продажи билетов по скидочному тарифу из Москвы в Стокгольм. Стоимость билета туда-обратно составляет 99955 рубля, сообщает соб.корр. Travel.ru.

Скидочный тариф "Аэрофлота" действует только для рейсов до 30 сентября. Билеты по нему фактически доступны для вылетов с середины августа. Возврат билетов не разрешен, сборы также не возвращаются, обмен возможен с уплатой сбора в 100 евро и доплатой до действующего на момент обмена тарифа.

При покупке любых билетов на сайте "Аэрофлота" (как и почти всех прочих российских перевозчиков) следует иметь в виду, что авиакомпания по умолчанию включает в билет страховку. Эта запрещенная в странах Евросоюза практика может привести к потере 300 рублей на каждом билете. Чтобы не стать жертвой страхового трюка, в большинстве случаев требуется убрать заранее проставленную отметку с пункта о страховке (у "Аэрофлота" она находится на странице оплаты заказа и ввода данных банковской карты).

Если пассажир все же попался в ловушку и оплатил ненужную ему страховку, от нее тем не менее можно отказаться. В этом случае следует до начала перевозки заявить авиакомпании об отказе от страховой услуги и потребовать возврата денег за страховку.


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Recorded Sunday, February 12th Tim and Ande spend the first segment of the podcast going over some startling news from Sweden. Not only is there a huge crime problem associated with Muslim immigrants, but no one is allowed to talk about it. Once the duo is warmed up, they move onto the Obamacare debate from […]

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          CONSUMER PROTECTION IN ONLINE TRANSACTIONS   
Consumer protections vary, depending on the network used. Visa and MasterCard, for instance, prohibit minimum and maximum purchase sizes, surcharges, and arbitrary security procedures on the part of merchants. Merchants are usually charged higher transaction fees for credit transactions, since debit network transactions are less likely to be fraudulent. This may lead them to "steer" customers to debit transactions. Consumers disputing charges may find it easier to do so with a credit card, since the money will not immediately leave their control. Fraudulent charges on a debit card can also cause problems with a checking account because the money is withdrawn immediately and may thus result in an overdraft or bounced checks. In some cases debit card-issuing banks will promptly refund any disputed charges until the matter can be settled, and in some jurisdictions the consumer liability for unauthorized charges is the same for both debit and credit cards.

In some countries, like India and Sweden, the consumer protection is the same regardless of the network used. Some banks set minimum and maximum purchase sizes, mostly for online-only cards. However, this has nothing to do with the card networks, but rather with the bank's judgement of the person's age and credit records. Any fees that the customers have to pay to the bank are the same regardless of whether the transaction is conducted as a credit or as a debit transaction, so there is no advantage for the customers to choose one transaction mode over another. Shops may add surcharges to the price of the goods or services in accordance with laws allowing them to do so. Banks consider the purchases as having been made at the moment when the card was swiped, regardless of when the purchase settlement was made. Regardless of which transaction type was used, the purchase may result in an overdraft because the money is considered to have left the account at the moment of the card swiping.

Debit cards and secured credit cards are popular among college students who have not yet established a credit history. Debit cards may also be used by expatriated workers to send money home to their families holding an affiliated debit card.

To the consumer, a debit transaction is perceived as occurring in real-time; i.e. the money is withdrawn from their account immediately following the authorization request from the merchant, which in many countries, is the case when making an online debit purchase. However, when a purchase is made using the "credit" (offline debit) option, the transaction merely places an authorization hold on the customer's account; funds are not actually withdrawn until the transaction is reconciled and hard-posted to the customer's account, usually a few days later. However, the previous sentence applies to all kinds of transaction types, at least when using a card issued by a European bank. This is in contrast to a typical credit card transaction; though it can also have a lag time of a few days before the transaction is posted to the account, it can be many days to a month or more before the consumer makes repayment with actual money.

Because of this, in the case of a benign or malicious error by the merchant or bank, a debit transaction may cause more serious problems (e.g. money not accessible; overdrawn account) than in the case of a credit card transaction (e.g. credit not accessible; over credit limit). This is especially true in the United States, where cheque fraud is a crime in every state, but exceeding your credit limit is not.

Debit cards may also be used on the Internet. Internet transactions may be conducted in either online or offline mode, although shops accepting online-only cards are rare in some countries (such as Sweden), while they are common in other countries (such as the Netherlands). For a comparison, PayPal offers the customer to use an online-only Maestro card if the customer enters a Dutch address of residence, but not if the same customer enters a Swedish address of residence.

Internet purchases may be conducted in either online or offline mode, and just as in the case where you use your card in a shop, it is (at least in most countries) impossible to tell whether the transaction was conducted in online or offline mode (unless an online-only card was used, in which case you know that it was conducted in online mode), since the mode isn't mentioned on any receipt or similar. Internet purchases use neither a PIN code nor a signature for identification. Transactions may be conducted in either credit or debit mode (which is sometimes, but not always, indicated on the receipt), and this has nothing to do with whether the transaction was conducted on online or offline mode, since both credit and debit transactions may be conducted in both modes.

A 2007 Washington Post article — on banks' lucrative debit card overdraft fees — pointed out that debit card issuers could notify customers electronically, allowing them to avoid overdraft fees. Nessa Feddis, banking industry spokesperson and lobbyist, contended that "current technology makes real-time notification of overdrafts cost-prohibitive. The article contended that "financial institutions don't want to change the status quo because they make good and easy money off their own customers' mistakes and irresponsibility.

In some countries, banks tend to levy a small fee for each debit card transaction. In some countries (e.g. the UK) the merchants bear all the costs and customers are not charged. There are many people who routinely use debit cards for all transactions, no matter how small. Some (small) retailers refuse to accept debit cards for small transactions, where paying the transaction fee would absorb the profit margin on the sale, making the transaction uneconomic for the retailer.

Debit cards in Australia are called different names depending on the issuing bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Keycard; Westpac Banking Corporation: Handycard; National Australia Bank: FlexiCard; ANZ Bank: Access card; Bendigo Bank: Cashcard.

EFTPOS is very popular in Australia and has been operating there since the 1980s. EFTPOS-enabled cards are accepted at almost all swipe terminals able to accept credit cards, regardless of the bank that issued the card, including Maestro cards issued by foreign banks, with most businesses accepting them, with 450,000 Point Of Sale terminals.

EFTPOS cards can also be used to deposit and withdraw cash over the counter at Australia Post outlets participating in giroPost, just as if the transaction was conducted at a bank branch, even if the bank branch is closed. Electronic transactions in Australia are generally processed via the Telstra Argent and Optus Transact Plus network - which has recently superseded the old Transcend network in the last few years. Most early keycards were only usable for EFTPOS and at ATM or bank branches, whilst the new debit card system works in the same ways a credit card, except it will only use funds in the specified bank account. This means that, among other advantages, the new system is suitable for electronic purchases without a delay of 2 to 4 days for bank-to-bank money transfers.

Australia operates both electronic credit card transaction authorization and traditional EFTPOS debit card authorization systems, the difference between the two being that EFTPOS transactions are authorized by a personal identification number (PIN) while credit card transactions are usually authorized by the printing and signing of a receipt. If the user fails to enter the correct pin 3 times, the consequences range from the card being locked out and requiring a phone call or trip to the branch to reactivate with a new PIN, the card being cut up by the merchant, or in the case of an ATM, being kept inside the machine, both of which require a new card to be ordered.

Generally credit card transaction costs are borne by the merchant with no fee applied to the end user while EFTPOS transactions cost the consumer an applicable withdrawal fee charged by their bank.

The introduction of Visa and MasterCard debit cards along with regulation in the settlement fees charged by the operators of both EFTPOS and credit cards by the Reserve Bank has seen a continuation in the increasing ubiquity of credit card use among Australians and a general decline in the profile of EFTPOS. However, the regulation of settlement fees also removed the ability of banks, who typically provide merchant services to retailers on behalf of Visa,
MasterCard or Bankcard, from stopping those retailers charging extra fees to take payment by credit card instead of cash or EFTPOS. Though only a few operators with strong market power have done so, the passing on of fees charged for credit card transactions may result in an increased use of EFTPOS.

Canada has a nation-wide EFTPOS system, called Interac Direct Payment. Since being introduced in 1994, IDP has become the most popular payment method in the country. Previously, debit cards have been in use for ABM usage since the early 1980s. In the early 1990s, pilot projects were conducted among Canada's six largest banks to gauge security, accuracy and feasibility of the Interac system. Slowly in the later half of the 1990s, it was estimated that approximately 50% of retailers offered Interac as a source of payment. Retailers, many small transaction retailers like coffee shops, resisted offering IDP to promote faster service. In 2009, 99% of retailers offer IDP as an alternative payment form.

In Canada, the debit card is sometimes referred to as a "bank card". It is a client card issued by a bank that provides access to funds and other bank account transactions, such as transferring funds, checking balances, paying bills, etc., as well as point of purchase transactions connected on the Interac network. Since its national launch in 1994, Interac Direct Payment has become so widespread that, as of 2001, more transactions in Canada were completed using debit cards than cash. This popularity may be partially attributable to two main factors: the convenience of not having to carry cash, and the availability of automated bank machines (ABMs) and Direct Payment merchants on the network.

Debit cards may be considered similar to stored-value cards in that they represent a finite amount of money owed by the card issuer to the holder. They are different in that stored-value cards are generally anonymous and are only usable at the issuer, while debit cards are generally associated with an individual's bank account and can be used anywhere on the Interac network.

In Canada, the bank cards can be used at POS and ABMs. Interac Online has also been introduced in recent years allowing clients of most major Canadian banks to use their debit cards for online payment with certain merchants as well. Certain financial institutions also allow their clients to use their debit cards in the United States on the NYCE network.

Consumers in Canada are protected under a voluntary code* entered into by all providers of debit card services, The Canadian Code of Practice for Consumer Debit Card Services (sometimes called the "Debit Card Code"). Adherence to the Code is overseen by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), which investigates consumer complaints.

According to the FCAC website, revisions to the Code that came into effect in 2005 put the onus on the financial institution to prove that a consumer was responsible for a disputed transaction, and also place a limit on the number of days that an account can be frozen during the financial institution's investigation of a transaction.

Carte Bancaire (CB), the national payment scheme, in 2008, had 57,5 milion cards carrying its logo and 7,76 billion transactions (POS and ATM) were processed through the e-rsb network (135 transactions per card mostly debit or deferred debit). Most CB cards are debit cards, either debit or deferred debit. Less than 10% of CB cards were credit cards. Banks in France charge annual fees for debit cards (despite card payments being very cost efficient for the banks), yet they do not charge personal customers for checkbooks or processing checks (despite checks being very costly for the banks). This imbalance most probably dates from the unilateral introduction in France of Chip and PIN debit cards in the early 1990s, when the cost of this technology was much higher than it is now. Credit cards of the type found in the United Kingdom and United States are unusual in France and the closest equivalent is the deferred debit card, which operates like a normal debit card, except that all purchase transactions are postponed until the end of the month, thereby giving the customer between 1 and 31 days of interest-free credit. The annual fee for a deferred debit card is around €10 more than for one with immediate debit. Most France debit cards are branded with the Carte Bleue logo, which assures acceptance throughout France. Most card holders choose to pay around €5 more in their annual fee to additionally have a Visa or a MasterCard logo on their Carte Bleue, so that the card is accepted internationally. A Carte Bleue without a Visa or a MasterCard logo is often known as a "Carte Bleue Nationale" and a Carte Bleue with a Visa or a MasterCard logo is known as a "Carte Bleue Internationale", or more frequently, simply called a "Visa" or "MasterCard". Many smaller merchants in France refuse to accept debit cards for transactions under a certain amount because of the minimum fee charged by merchants' banks per transaction (this minimum amount varies from 5€ to 15€, or in some rare case even more). But more and more merchants accept debit cards for small amounts, due to the massive daily use of debit card nowadays. Merchants in France do not differentiate between debit and credit cards, and so both have equal acceptance. This is legal in France to set a minimum amount to transactions but the merchants must display it clearly.

Debit cards have enjoyed wide acceptance in Germany for years. Facilities already existed before EFTPOS became popular with the Eurocheque card, an authorization system initially developed for paper checks where, in addition to signing the actual check, customers also needed to show the card alongside the check as a security measure. Those cards could also be used at ATMs and for card-based electronic funds transfer (called Girocard) with PIN entry. These are now the only functions of such cards: the Eurocheque system (along with the brand) was abandoned in 2002 during the transition from the Deutsche Mark to the euro. As of 2005, most stores and petrol outlets have EFTPOS facilities. Processing fees are paid by the businesses, which leads to some business owners refusing debit card payments for sales totalling less than a certain amount, usually 5 or 10 euro.

To avoid the processing fees, many businesses resorted to using direct debit, which is then called electronic direct debit (German: Elektronisches Lastschriftverfahren, abbr. ELV). The point-of-sale terminal reads the bank sort code and account number from the card but instead of handling the transaction through the Girocard network it simply prints a form, which the customer signs to authorise the debit note. However, this method also avoids any verification or payment guarantee provided by the network. Further, customers can return debit notes by notifying their bank without giving a reason. This means that the beneficiary bears the risk of fraud and illiquidity. Some business mitigate the risk by consulting a proprietary blacklist or by switching to Girocard for higher transaction amounts.

Around 2000, an Electronic Purse Card was introduced, dubbed Geldkarte ("money card"). It makes use of the smart card chip on the front of the standard issue debit card. This chip can be charged with up to 200 euro, and is advertised as a means of making medium to very small payments, even down to several euros or cent payments. The key factor here is that no processing fees are deducted by banks. It did not gain the popularity its inventors had hoped for. However, this could change as this chip is now used as means of age verification at cigarette vending machines, which has been mandatory since January 2007. Furthermore, some payment discounts are being offered (e.g. a 10% reduction for public transport fares) when paying with "Geldkarte". The "Geldkarte" payment lacks all security measures, since it does not require the user to enter a PIN or sign a sales slip: the loss of a "Geldkarte" is similar to the loss of a wallet or purse - anyone who finds it can then use their find to pay for their own purchases.

The EFTPOS (electronic fund transfer at point of sale) system is highly popular in New Zealand, with more debit card terminals per head of population than any other country, and being used for about 60% of all retail transactions. According to the largest EFTPOS network provider, "New Zealanders use EFTPOS twice as much as any other country.

It is not unusual for a New Zealander to have more than one EFTPOS card and for banks to offer fixed monthly fees for unlimited (100 or greater at least) EFTPOS transactions during that month. EFTPOS systems are capable of handling huge volumes of transactions during busy periods such as Christmas. The networks are highly sophisticated and have a number of safeguards in place to ensure security and to minimise the risk of disruption even during peak transaction periods.

Virtually all retail outlets have EFTPOS terminals, particularly supermarkets, "dairies" (convenience stores), service stations, and bars. Increasingly Taxi operators, businesses operating from stands at events and even pizza delivery people have mobile EFTPOS terminals.

New Zealanders use EFTPOS for both small and large transactions. It would not be unusual for a New Zealander to use an EFTPOS card to pay for an amount as small as 50 cents NZD. Because EFTPOS is such an integral part of spending in New Zealand, rare network failures cause tremendous delays, inconvenience and lost income to businesses who must resort to manual "zip-zap" swipe machines to process EFTPOS transactions until the network returns to service. Typically New Zealand merchants do not pay a fee per transaction as is the case in Australia and other countries. Transaction fees are typically borne by the customer, and retailers pay a fixed monthly equipment rental fee. As bank accounts for students and children under 18 years old typically attract low or no electronic transaction fees, the use of EFTPOS by the younger generations has become virtually ubiquitous. In recent times, major banks have started to offer accounts with no EFTPOS transaction fees.

The Bank of New Zealand introduced EFTPOS to New Zealand in 1985 through a pilot scheme with petrol stations.

EFTPOS is operated through two primary networks. One, EFTPOS NZ, owned by ANZ, and a second operated by Paymark Limited (formerly Electronic Transaction Services Limited) which is owned by ASB Bank, Westpac, and the Bank of New Zealand. The Paymark network processes approximately 75% of all EFTPOS transactions in New Zealand on their Paymark EFTPOS network and has over 73,000 points of sale.

During July 2006 the five billionth EFTPOS payment flowed across the ETSL/Paymark EFTPOS network since the electronic form of payment was introduced in New Zealand in 1989.

On 9 May 2007, Payment Express was certified as the first IP/broadband certified terminal allowing EFTPOS transactions to be transmitted securely over the Internet.

However security issues regarding EFTPOS payments over the public Internet and the costs associated with legacy (dial up) terminal replacement has hampered the growth of the IP medium in New Zealand. One company, Merchant IP Services (MIPS) offers an alternative IP-POS solution allowing for the secure IP connection of most legacy (dial-up) terminals without the need for terminal replacement. The PCI compliant and Paymark certified MIPS IP-POS system consists of a MIPS WebNAC connected to the legacy EFTPOS terminal converting dial up transaction data to IP before transporting the payment securely to the bank switch.

In March 2008 Paymark partnered with virtual wallet payment system pago to create New Zealands first debit or "stored value" system for online shopping.

The New Zealand eftpos system was one of the first in the world to be designed and its success and popularity have ironically meant that little has been done to incorporate it with systems from other countries as they were developed. Cards can only be used within New Zealand and only when physically at a merchant terminal. In response most banks started issuing eftpos cards co-branded as maestro so they could be used overseas. In 2009 a number of banks started introducing eftpos cards that, as well as having New Zealand eftpos facility also incorporated the Visa Debit system so that clients could use them on-line as well as overseas.

In the UK debit cards (an integrated EFTPOS system) are an established part of the retail market and are widely accepted both by bricks and mortar stores and by internet stores. The term EFTPOS is not widely used by the public, debit card (or Switch, even when referring to a Visa card) is the generic term used. Cards commonly in circulation include Maestro (previously Switch), Solo, Visa Debit (previously Visa Delta) and Visa Electron. Banks do not charge customers for EFTPOS transactions in the UK, but some retailers make small charges, particularly where the transaction amount in question is small. The UK has converted all debit cards in circulation to Chip and PIN (except for Chip and Signature cards issued to people with certain disabilities), based on the EMV standard, to increase transaction security; however, PINs are not required for internet transactions.

In the United Kingdom, banks started to issue debit cards in the mid 1980s in a bid to reduce the number of cheques being used at the point of sale, which are costly for the banks to process; the first bank to do so was Barclays with the Barclays Connect card. As in most countries, fees paid by merchants in the United Kingdom to accept credit cards are a percentage of the transaction amount, which funds card holders' interest-free credit periods as well as incentive schemes such as points, airmiles or cashback. Debit cards do not usually have these characteristics, and so the fee for merchants to accept debit cards is a low fixed amount, regardless of transaction amount. For very small amounts, this means it is cheaper for a merchant to accept a credit card than a debit card. Although merchants won the right through The Credit Cards (Price Discrimination) Order 1990 to charge customers different prices according to the payment method, few merchants in the UK charge less for payment by debit card than by credit card, the most notable exceptions being budget airlines, travel agents and IKEA[30]. Debit cards in the UK lack the advantages offered to holders of UK-issued credit cards, such as free incentives (points, airmiles, cashback etc.), interest-free credit and protection against defaulting merchants under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Almost all establishments in the United Kingdom that accept credit cards also accept debit cards (although not always Solo and Visa Electron), but a minority of merchants, for cost reasons, accept debit cards and not credit cards.

AND In the U.S., EFTPOS is universally referred to simply as debit. The same interbank networks that operate the ATM network also operate the POS network. Most interbank networks, such as Pulse, NYCE, MAC, Tyme, SHAZAM, STAR, etc. are regional and do not overlap, however, most ATM/POS networks have agreements to accept each other's cards. This means that cards issued by one network will typically work anywhere they accept ATM/POS cards for payment. For example, a NYCE card will work at a Pulse POS terminal or ATM, and vice versa. Many debit cards in the United States are issued with a Visa or MasterCard logo allowing use of their signature-based networks.

The liability of a U.S. debit card user in case of loss or theft is up to 50 USD if the loss or theft is reported to the issuing bank in two business days after the customer notices the loss.

The fees charged to merchants on offline debit purchases—and the lack of fees charged merchants for processing online debit purchases and paper checks—have prompted some major merchants in the U.S. to file lawsuits against debit-card transaction processors such as Visa and MasterCard. In 2003, Visa and MasterCard agreed to settle the largest of these lawsuits and agreed to settlements of billions of dollars .

Some consumers prefer "credit" transactions because of the lack of a fee charged to the consumer/purchaser; also, a few debit cards in the U.S. offer rewards for using "credit" (e.g. Washington Mutual's "WaMoola" and S&T Bank's "Preferred Debit Rewards Card"). However, since "credit" costs more for merchants, many terminals at PIN-accepting merchant locations now make the "credit" function more difficult to access. For example, if you swipe a debit card at Wal-Mart in the U.S., you are immediately presented with the PIN screen for online debit; to use offline debit you must press "cancel" to exit the PIN screen, then press "credit" on the next screen.

One additional problem surrounding the use of debit cards is their use at a self-service gas pump like those common in the U.S. The customer might want to purchase fuel on their debit card, but the pump's computer does not know how much fuel the customer wants. The pump is activated by the customer presenting their card to a card reader (see methods described above) and possibly entering a PIN. At this point the pump will dispense fuel, though no sales transaction has completed. The pump has no way of knowing how much fuel will be sold, nor how much money is available in the customer’s debit account. In a typical sale transaction, trying to spend more money than is available in your account (credit or debit) will result in a "no-sale" alert to the merchant, and the sale does not occur. At a self-serve fuel pump, the fuel is already in the customer's tank by the time the bank knows the final sale price. Several solutions to this problem are in place, such as denying $1 pre-authorizations when an account holds less than $10 while still allowing transactions for specific amounts, but the concept of delivering the merchandise before the sales transaction plagues the debit card system. The commission is sometimes so high that the gas station sometimes actually loses money when someone pays for gas with credit. When pay at the pump started in the 1980s, many gas stations offered a discount for paying with cash. Most of them stopped doing that because the discount did not significantly increase their cash sales.

Minimum and Maximum Charges for Visa in USA
The Merchants Agreement for Visa states (page 9, or 14/141 in PDF):
Always honor valid Visa cards in your acceptance category, regardless of the dollar amount of the purchase. Imposing minimum or maximum purchase amounts in order to accept a Visa card transaction is a violation of the Visa rules.
Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act, U.S. merchants can now set a minimum purchase amount on credit cards (but not debit cards), not to exceed $10.

FSA, HRA, and HSA debit cards
In the U.S.A, a FSA debit card only allows medical expenses. It is used by some banks for withdrawals from their FSAs, MSAs, and HSAs as well. They have Visa or MasterCard logos, but cannot be used as "debit cards", only as "credit cards"", and they are not accepted by all merchants that accept debit and credit cards, but only by those that accept FSA debit cards. Merchant codes and product codes are used at the point of sale (required by law by certain merchants by certain dates in the USA) to restrict sales if they do not qualify. Because of the extra checking and documenting that goes on, later, the statement can be used to substantiate these purchases for tax deductions. In the occasional instance that a qualifying purchase is rejected, another form of payment must be used (a check or payment from another account and a claim for reimbursement later). In the more likely case that non-qualifying items are accepted, the consumer is technically still responsible, and the discrepancy could be revealed during an audit. A small but growing segment of the debit card business in the U.S. involves access to tax-favored spending accounts such as flexible spending accounts (FSA), health reimbursement accounts (HRA), and health savings accounts (HSA). Most of these debit cards are for medical expenses, though a few are also issued for dependent care and transportation expenses.

Traditionally, FSAs (the oldest of these accounts) were accessed only through claims for reimbursement after incurring, and often paying, an out-of-pocket expense; this often happens after the funds have already been deducted from the employee's paycheck. (FSAs are usually funded by payroll deduction.) The only method permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to avoid this "double-dipping" for medical FSAs and HRAs is through accurate and auditable reporting on the tax return. Statements on the debit card that say "for medical uses only" are invalid for several reasons: (1) The merchant and issuing banks have no way of quickly determining whether the entire purchase qualifies for the customer's type of tax benefit; (2) the customer also has no quick way of knowing; often has mixed purchases by necessity or convenience; and can easily make mistakes; (3) extra contractual clauses between the customer and issuing bank would cross-over into the payment processing standards, creating additional confusion (for example if a customer was penalized for accidentally purchasing a non-qualifying item, it would undercut the potential savings advantages of the account). Therefore, using the card exclusively for qualifying purchases may be convenient for the customer, but it has nothing to do with how the card can actually be used. If the bank rejects a transaction, for instance, because it is not at a recognized drug store, then it would be causing harm and confusion to the cardholder. In the United States, not all medical service or supply stores are capable of providing the correct information so an FSA debit card issuer can honor every transaction-if rejected or documentation is not deemed enough to satisfy regulations, cardholders may have to send in forms manually.
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Indemnity – the insurance company indemnifies, or compensates the insured in the case of certain losses only up to the insured's interest

Insurable interest – the insured typically must directly suffer from the loss. Insurable interest must exist whether property insurance or insurance on a person is involved. The concept requires that the insured have a "stake" in the loss or damage to the life or property insured. What that "stake" is will be determined by the kind of insurance involved and the nature of the property ownership or relationship between the persons.

Utmost good faith – the insured and the insurer are bound by a good faith bond of honesty and fairness.

Contribution – insurers which have similar obligations to the insured contribute in the indemnification, according to some method.

Subrogation – the insurance company acquires legal rights to pursue recoveries on behalf of the insured; for example, the insurer may sue those liable for insured's loss.

Causa Proxima or Proximate Cause – the cause of loss (the "peril") must be covered under the insuring agreement of the policy, and dominant cause must not be excluded.

To "indemnify" means to make whole again, or to be put in the position that one was in, to the extent possible, prior to the happening of a specified event or peril. Accordingly, life insurance is generally not considered to be indemnity insurance, but rather "contingent" insurance (i.e., a claim arises on the occurrence of a specified event). There are generally two types of insurance contracts that seek to indemnify an insured:

1. an "indemnity" policy and
2. a "pay on behalf" or "on behalf of" policy.

The difference is significant on paper, but rarely material in practice.
An "indemnity" policy will never pay claims until the insured has paid out of pocket to some third party; for example, a visitor to the home slips on a floor that you left wet and sues you for $10,000 and wins. Under an "indemnity" policy the homeowner would have to come up with the $10,000 to pay for the visitor's fall and then would be "indemnified" by the insurance carrier for the out of pocket costs (the $10,000).

Under the same situation, a "pay on behalf" policy, the insurance carrier would pay the claim and the insured (the homeowner) would not be out of pocket for anything. Most modern liability insurance is written on the basis of "pay on behalf" language.
An entity seeking to transfer risk (an individual, corporation, or association of any type, etc.) becomes the 'insured' party once risk is assumed by an 'insurer', the insuring party, by means of a contract, called an insurance 'policy'. Generally, an insurance contract includes, at a minimum, the following elements: the parties (the insurer, the insured, the beneficiaries), the premium, the period of coverage, the particular loss event covered, the amount of coverage (i.e., the amount to be paid to the insured or beneficiary in the event of a loss), and exclusions (events not covered). An insured is thus said to be "indemnified" against the loss covered in the policy.

When insured parties experience a loss for a specified peril, the coverage entitles the policyholder to make a 'claim' against the insurer for the covered amount of loss as specified by the policy. The fee paid by the insured to the insurer for assuming the risk is called the 'premium'. Insurance premiums from many insureds are used to fund accounts reserved for later payment of claims—in theory for a relatively few claimants—and for overhead costs. So long as an insurer maintains adequate funds set aside for anticipated losses (i.e., reserves), the remaining margin is an insurer's profit.

An online identity, internet identity, or internet persona is a social identity that an Internet user establishes in online communities and websites. Although some people prefer to use their real names online, some internet users prefer to be anonymous[original research?], identifying themselves by means of pseudonyms, which reveal varying amounts of personally identifiable information.

In some online contexts, including Internet forums, MUDs, instant messaging, and massively multiplayer online games, users can represent themselves visually by choosing an avatar, an icon-sized graphic image. As other users interact with an established online identity, it acquires a reputation, which enables them to decide whether the identity is worthy of trust Some websites also use the user's IP address to track their online identities using methods such as tracking cookies .

The concept of the personal self, and how this is influenced by emerging technologies, are a subject of research in fields such as psychology and sociology. The Online disinhibition effect is a notable example, referring to a concept of unwise and uninhibited behavior on the internet, arising as a result of anonymity and audience gratification

Identity expression and identity exposure
The social web, i.e. the usage of the web to support the social process, represents a space in which people have the possibility to express and expose their identity (Marcus, Machilek & Schütz 2006) in a social context. For instance people define explicitly their identity by creating user profiles in social network services such as Facebook or LinkedIn or in online dating services (Siibak 2007). By using blogs and expressing opinions, they define more tacit identities.

The disclosure of a person's identity may present a certain number of issues (Nabeth 2006) related to privacy and the undesired disclosure of personal information. However many people adopt strategies allowing them to control the level of disclosure of their personal information online (Tufekci 2008).

The identities that people define in the social web are not necessarily reliable. For example studies have shown that people lie in online dating services. (Epstein 2007) (Hancock, Toma & Ellison 2007). In the case of social network services such as Facebook, companies are even proposing to sell 'friends' as a way to increase a user's visibility, calling into question even more the reliability of a person's 'social identity

Dorian Wiszniewski and Richard Coyne in their contribution to the book Building Virtual Communities explore online identity, with emphasis on the concept of "masking" identity They point out that whenever an individual interacts in a social sphere they portray a mask of their identity. This is no different online and in fact becomes even more pronounced due to the decisions an online contributor must make concerning his or her online profile. He or she must answer specific questions about age, gender, address, username and so forth. Furthermore, as a person publishes to the web he or she adds more and more to his or her mask in the style of writing, vocabulary and topics. Though the chapter is very philosophical in nature, it spurs the thinking that online identity is a complex business and still in the process of being understood.

First of all, does the mask truly hide identity? The kind of mask one chooses reveals at least something of the subject behind the mask. One might call this the "metaphor" of the mask. The online mask does not reveal the actual identity of a person. It, however, does reveal an example of what lies behind the mask. For instance, if a person chooses to act like a rock star on line, this metaphor reveals an interest in rock music. Even if a person chooses to hide behind a totally false identity, this says something about the fear and lack of self-esteem behind the false mask.

Second, are masks necessary for online interaction? Because of many emotional and psychological dynamics, people can be reluctant to interact online. By evoking a mask of identity a person can create a safety net. One of the great fears of online identity is having one's identity stolen or abused. This fear keeps people from sharing who they are. Some are so fearful of identity theft or abuse that they will not even reveal information already known about them in public listings. By making the mask available, people can interact with some degree of confidence without fear.
Third, do masks help with education? Wiszniewski and Coyne state "Education can be seen as the change process by which identity is realized, how one finds one's place. Education implicates the transformation of identity. Education, among other things, is a process of building up a sense of identity, generalized as a process of edification." By students interacting in an online community they must reveal something about themselves and have others respond to this contribution. In this manner, the mask is constantly being formulated in dialogue with others and thereby students will gain a richer and deeper sense of who they are. There will be a process of edification that will help students come to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

A debit card (also known as a bank card or check card) is a plastic card that provides an alternative payment method to cash when making purchases. Functionally, it can be called an electronic cheque, as the funds are withdrawn directly from either the bank account, or from the remaining balance on the card. In some cases, the cards are designed exclusively for use on the Internet, and so there is no physical card.

In many countries the use of debit cards has become so widespread that their volume of use has overtaken the cheque and, in some instances, cash transactions. Like credit cards, debit cards are used widely for telephone and Internet purchases and, unlike credit cards, the funds are transferred immediately from the bearer's bank account instead of having the bearer pay back the money at a later date.
Debit cards may also allow for instant withdrawal of cash, acting as the ATM card for withdrawing cash and as a cheque guarantee card. Merchants may also offer cashback facilities to customers, where a customer can withdraw cash along with their purchase.

There are currently three ways that debit card transactions are processed: online debit (also known as PIN debit), offline debit (also known as signature debit) and the Electronic Purse Card System. It should be noted that one physical card can include the functions of an online debit card, an offline debit card and an electronic purse card.

Although many debit cards are of the Visa or MasterCard brand, there are many other types of debit card, each accepted only within a particular country or region, for example Switch (now: Maestro) and Solo in the United Kingdom, Interac in Canada, Carte Bleue in France, Laser in Ireland, "EC electronic cash" (formerly Eurocheque) in Germany and EFTPOS cards in Australia and New Zealand. The need for cross-border compatibility and the advent of the euro recently led to many of these card networks (such as Switzerland's "EC direkt", Austria's "Bankomatkasse" and Switch in the United Kingdom) being re-branded with the internationally recognised Maestro logo, which is part of the MasterCard brand. Some debit cards are dual branded with the logo of the (former) national card as well as Maestro (e.g. EC cards in Germany, Laser cards in Ireland, Switch and Solo in the UK, Pinpas cards in the Netherlands, Bancontact cards in Belgium, etc.). The use of a debit card system allows operators to package their product more effectively while monitoring customer spending. An example of one of these systems is ECS by Embed International.

Online Debit System
Online debit cards require electronic authorization of every transaction and the debits are reflected in the user’s account immediately. The transaction may be additionally secured with the personal identification number (PIN) authentication system and some online cards require such authentication for every transaction, essentially becoming enhanced automatic teller machine (ATM) cards. One difficulty in using online debit cards is the necessity of an electronic authorization device at the point of sale (POS) and sometimes also a separate PINpad to enter the PIN, although this is becoming commonplace for all card transactions in many countries. Overall, the online debit card is generally viewed as superior to the offline debit card because of its more secure authentication system and live status, which alleviates problems with processing lag on transactions that may only issue online debit cards. Some on-line debit systems are using the normal authentication processes of Internet banking to provide real-time on-line debit transactions. The most notable of these are Ideal and POLi.

Offline Debit System
Offline debit cards have the logos of major credit cards (e.g. Visa or MasterCard) or major debit cards (e.g. Maestro in the United Kingdom and other countries, but not the United States) and are used at the point of sale like a credit card (with payer's signature). This type of debit card may be subject to a daily limit, and/or a maximum limit equal to the current/checking account balance from which it draws funds. Transactions conducted with offline debit cards require 2–3 days to be reflected on users’ account balances. In some countries and with some banks and merchant service organizations, a "credit" or offline debit transaction is without cost to the purchaser beyond the face value of the transaction, while a small fee may be charged for a "debit" or online debit transaction (although it is often absorbed by the retailer). Other differences are that online debit purchasers may opt to withdraw cash in addition to the amount of the debit purchase (if the merchant supports that functionality); also, from the merchant's standpoint, the merchant pays lower fees on online debit transaction as compared to "credit" (offline) debit transaction.

Advantages and Disadvantages
Debit and check cards, as they have become widespread, have revealed numerous advantages and disadvantages to the consumer and retailer alike.
The following allegations seem to be based only on the current situation within the U.S.A. Please read with caution as they may not apply to any other countries.

Advantages are as follows:

A consumer who is not credit worthy and may find it difficult or impossible to obtain a credit card can more easily obtain a debit card, allowing him/her to make plastic transactions.

For most transactions, a check card can be used to avoid check writing altogether. Check cards debit funds from the user's account on the spot, thereby finalizing the transaction at the time of purchase, and bypassing the requirement to pay a credit card bill at a later date, or to write an insecure check containing the account holder's personal information.

Like credit cards, debit cards are accepted by merchants with less identification and scrutiny than personal checks, thereby making transactions quicker and less intrusive. Unlike personal checks, merchants generally do not believe that a payment via a debit card may be later dishonored.

Unlike a credit card, which charges higher fees and interest rates when a cash advance is obtained, a debit card may be used to obtain cash from an ATM or a PIN-based transaction at no extra charge, other than a foreign ATM fee.


The Debit card has many disadvantages as opposed to cash or credit:

Use of a debit card is not usually limited to the existing funds in the account to which it is linked, most banks allow a certain threshold over the available bank balance which can cause overdraft fees if the customer does not depend on their own records of spending.

Many banks are now charging over-limit fees or non-sufficient funds fees based upon pre-authorizations, and even attempted but refused transactions by the merchant (some of which may not even be known by the client).

Many merchants mistakenly believe that amounts owed can be "taken" from a customer's account after a debit card (or number) has been presented, without agreement as to date, payee name, amount and currency, thus causing penalty fees for overdrafts, over-the-limit, amounts not available causing further rejections or overdrafts, and rejected transactions by some banks.

In some countries debit cards offer lower levels of security protection than credit card]. Theft of the users PIN using skimming devices can be accomplished much easier with a PIN input than with a signature-based credit transaction. However, theft of users' PIN codes using skimming devices can be equally easily accomplished with a debit transaction PIN input, as with a credit transaction PIN input, and theft using a signature-based credit transaction is equally easy as theft using a signature-based debit transaction.

In many places, laws protect the consumer from fraud much less than with a credit card. While the holder of a credit card is legally responsible for only a minimal amount of a fraudulent transaction made with a credit card, which is often waived by the bank, the consumer may be held liable for hundreds of dollars, or even the entire value of fraudulent debit transactions. The consumer also has a shorter time (usually just two days) to report such fraud to the bank in order to be eligible for such a waiver with a debit card, whereas with a credit card, this time may be up to 60 days. A thief who obtains or clones a debit card along with its PIN may be able to clean out the consumer's bank account, and the consumer will have no recourse.

In the UK and Ireland, among other countries, a consumer who purchases goods or services with a credit card can pursue the credit card issuer if the goods or services are not delivered or are unmerchantable. While they must generally exhaust the process provided by the retailer first, this is not necessary if the retailer has gone out of business. This protection is not provided by legislation when using a debit card but may be offered to a limited extent as a benefit provided by the card network, e.g. Visa debit cards.

When a transaction is made using a credit card, the bank's money is being spent, and therefore, the bank has a vested interest in claiming its money where there is fraud or a dispute. The bank may fight to void the charges of a consumer who is dissatisfied with a purchase, or who has otherwise been treated unfairly by the merchant. But when a debit purchase is made, the consumer has spent his/her own money, and the bank has little if any motivation to collect the funds.

In some countries, and for certain types of purchases, such as gasoline (via a pay at the pump system), lodging, or car rental, the bank may place a hold on funds much greater than the actual purchase for a fixed period of time. However, this isn't the case in other countries, such as Sweden. Until the hold is released, any other transactions presented to the account, including checks, may be dishonoured, or may be paid at the expense of an overdraft fee if the account lacks any additional funds to pay those items.

While debit cards bearing the logo of a major credit card are accepted for virtually all transactions where an equivalent credit card is taken, a major exception in some countries is at car rental facilities. In some countries, such as Canada & Australia, car rental agencies require an actual credit card to be used, or at the very least, will verify the creditworthiness of the renter using a debit card. In Canada and additional unspecified countries, car rental companies will deny a rental to anyone who does not fit the requirements, and such a credit check may actually hurt one's credit score, as long as there is such a thing as a credit score in the country of purchase and/or the country of residence of the customer.
          ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND CRITERIA FOR LAW   
In the 18th century Adam Smith presented a philosophical foundation for explaining the relationship between law and economics. The discipline arose partly out of a critique of trade unions and U.S. antitrust law. The most influential proponents, such as Richard Posner and Oliver Williamson and the so-called Chicago School of economists and lawyers including Milton Friedman and Gary Becker, are generally advocates of deregulation and privatisation, and are hostile to state regulation or what they see as restrictions on the operation of free markets

The most prominent economic analyst of law is 1991 Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase, whose first major article, The Nature of the Firm (1937), argued that the reason for the existence of firms (companies, partnerships, etc.) is the existence of transaction costs. Rational individuals trade through bilateral contracts on open markets until the costs of transactions mean that using corporations to produce things is more cost-effective. His second major article, The Problem of Social Cost (1960), argued that if we lived in a world without transaction costs, people would bargain with one another to create the same allocation of resources, regardless of the way a court might rule in property disputes. Coase used the example of a nuisance case named Sturges v Bridgman, where a noisy sweetmaker and a quiet doctor were neighbours and went to court to see who should have to move. Coase said that regardless of whether the judge ruled that the sweetmaker had to stop using his machinery, or that the doctor had to put up with it, they could strike a mutually beneficial bargain about who moves house that reaches the same outcome of resource distribution. Only the existence of transaction costs may prevent this. So the law ought to pre-empt what would happen, and be guided by the most efficient solution. The idea is that law and regulation are not as important or effective at helping people as lawyers and government planners believe. Coase and others like him wanted a change of approach, to put the burden of proof for positive effects on a government that was intervening in the market, by analysing the costs of action.

Sociology of law
Sociology of law is a diverse field of study that examines the interaction of law with society and overlaps with jurisprudence, economic analysis of law and more specialised subjects such as criminology. The institutions of social construction and legal frameworks are the relevant areas for the discipline's inquiry. At first, legal theorists were suspicious of the discipline. Kelsen attacked one of its founders, Eugen Ehrlich, who sought to make distinct the differences between positive law, which lawyers learn and apply, and other forms of 'law' or social norms that regulate everyday life, generally preventing conflicts from reaching lawyers and courts
Around 1900 Max Weber defined his "scientific" approach to law, identifying the "legal rational form" as a type of domination, not attributable to people but to abstract norms. Legal rationalism was his term for a body of coherent and calculable law which formed a precondition for modern political developments and the modern bureaucratic state and developed in parallel with the growth of capitalism. Another sociologist, Émile Durkheim, wrote in The Division of Labour in Society that as society becomes more complex, the body of civil law concerned primarily with restitution and compensation grows at the expense of criminal laws and penal sanctions. Other notable early legal sociologists included Hugo Sinzheimer, Theodor Geiger, Georges Gurvitch and Leon Petrażycki in Europe, and William Graham Sumner in the U.S

Legal institutions
The main institutions of law in industrialised countries are independent courts, representative parliaments, an accountable executive, the military and police, bureaucratic organisation, the legal profession and civil society itself. John Locke, in his Two Treatises of Government, and Baron de Montesquieu in The Spirit of the Laws, advocated for a separation of powers between the political, legislature and executive bodies. Their principle was that no person should be able to usurp all powers of the state, in contrast to the absolutist theory of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan. Max Weber and others reshaped thinking on the extension of state. Modern military, policing and bureaucratic power over ordinary citizens' daily lives pose special problems for accountability that earlier writers such as Locke or Montesquieu could not have foreseen. The custom and practice of the legal profession is an important part of people's access to justice, whilst civil society is a term used to refer to the social institutions, communities and partnerships that form law's political basis.

Judiciary
A judiciary is a number of judges mediating disputes to determine outcome. Most countries have systems of appeal courts, answering up to a supreme legal authority. In the United States, this is the Supreme Court; in Australia, the High Court; in the UK, the Supreme Court; in Germany, the Bundesverfassungsgericht; in France, the Cour de Cassation. For most European countries the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg can overrule national law, when EU law is relevant. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg allows citizens of the Council of Europe member states to bring cases relating to human rights issues before it.

Some countries allow their highest judicial authority to over-rule legislation they determined as unconstitutional. In Roe v Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas law which forbade the granting of assistance to women seeking abortion. The U.S.'s constitution's fourteenth amendment was interpreted to give Americans a right to privacy, and thus a woman's right to choose abortion.

A judiciary is theoretically bound by the constitution, much as legislative bodies are. In most countries judges may only interpret the constitution and all other laws. But in common law countries, where matters are not constitutional, the judiciary may also create law under the doctrine of precedent. The UK, Finland and New Zealand assert the ideal of parliamentary sovereignty, whereby the unelected judiciary may not overturn law passed by a democratic legislature. In communist states, such as China, the courts are often regarded as parts of the executive, or subservient to the legislature; governmental institutions and actors exert thus various forms of influence on the judiciary. In Muslim countries, courts often examine whether state laws adhere to the Sharia: the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt may invalidate such laws, and in Iran the Guardian Council ensures the compatibility of the legislation with the "criteria of Islam

Legislature
Prominent examples of legislatures are the Houses of Parliament in London, the Congress in Washington D.C., the Bundestag in Berlin, the Duma in Moscow, the Parlamento Italiano in Rome and the Assemblée nationale in Paris. By the principle of representative government people vote for politicians to carry out their wishes. Although countries like Israel, Greece, Sweden and China are unicameral, most countries are bicameral, meaning they have two separately appointed legislative houses. In the 'lower house' politicians are elected to represent smaller constituencies. The 'upper house' is usually elected to represent states in a federal system (as in Australia, Germany or the United States) or different voting configuration in a unitary system (as in France). In the UK the upper house is appointed by the government as a house of review. One criticism of bicameral systems with two elected chambers is that the upper and lower houses may simply mirror one another. The traditional justification of bicameralism is that an upper chamber acts as a house of review. This can minimise arbitrariness and injustice in governmental action.

To pass legislation, a majority of Members of Parliament must vote for a bill (proposed law) in each house. Normally there will be several readings and amendments proposed by the different political factions. If a country has an entrenched constitution, a special majority for changes to the constitution will be required, making changes to the law more difficult. A government usually leads the process, which can be formed from Members of Parliament (e.g. the UK or Germany). But in a presidential system, an executive appoints a cabinet to govern from his or her political allies whether or not they are elected (e.g. the United States or Brazil), and the legislature's role is reduced to either ratification or veto.

Executive
The executive in a legal system serve as a government's centre of political authority. In a parliamentary system, as with Britain, Italy, Germany, India, and Japan, the executive is known as the cabinet, and composed of members of the legislature. The executive is chosen by the Prime Minister or Chancellor, whose office holds power under the confidence of the legislature. Because popular elections appoint political parties to govern, the leader of a party can change in between elections. The head of state is apart from the executive, and symbolically enacts laws and acts as representative of the nation. Examples include the German president (appointed by the Parliament); the Queen of the United Kingdom (a hereditary title), and the Austrian president (elected by popular vote). The other important model is the presidential system, found in France, the U.S. and Russia. In presidential systems, the executive acts as both head of state and head of government, and has power to appoint an unelected cabinet. Under a presidential system, the executive branch is separate from the legislature to which is not accountable.

Although the role of the executive varies from country to country, usually it will propose the majority of legislation, and propose government agenda. In presidential systems, the executive often has the power to veto legislation. Most executives in both systems are responsible for foreign relations, the military and police, and the bureaucracy. Ministers or other officials head a country's public offices, such as a foreign ministry or interior ministry. The election of a different executive is therefore capable of revolutionising an entire country's approach to government.

Military and police
While military organizations have existed as long as government itself, the idea of a standing police force is relatively modern concept. Mediæval England's system of traveling criminal courts, or assizes, used show trials and public executions to instill communities with fear to maintain control. The first modern police were probably those in 17th-century Paris, in the court of Louis XIV, although the Paris Prefecture of Police claim they were the world's first uniformed policemen.

Weber famously argued that the state is that which controls the legitimate monopoly of the means of violence. The military and police carry out enforcement at the request of the government or the courts. The term failed state refers to states that cannot implement or enforce policies; their police and military no longer control security and order and society moves into anarchy, the absence of government.

Bureaucracy
The etymology of "bureaucracy" derives from the French word for "office" (bureau) and the Ancient Greek for word "power" (kratos). Like the military and police, a legal system's government servants and bodies that make up its bureaucracy carry out the directives of the executive. One of the earliest references to the concept was made by Baron de Grimm, a German author who lived in France. In 1765 he wrote,

The real spirit of the laws in France is that bureaucracy of which the late Monsieur de Gournay used to complain so greatly; here the offices, clerks, secretaries, inspectors and intendants are not appointed to benefit the public interest, indeed the public interest appears to have been established so that offices might exist.

Cynicism over "officialdom" is still common, and the workings of public servants is typically contrasted to private enterprise motivated by profit. In fact private companies, especially large ones, also have bureaucracies. Negative perceptions of "red tape" aside, public services such as schooling, health care, policing or public transport are a crucial state function making public bureaucratic action the locus of government power. Writing in the early 20th century, Max Weber believed that a definitive feature of a developed state had come to be its bureaucratic support. Weber wrote that the typical characteristics of modern bureaucracy are that officials define its mission, the scope of work is bound by rules, management is composed of career experts, who manage top down, communicating through writing and binding public servants' discretion with rules.

Legal profession
A corollary of the rule of law is the existence of a legal profession sufficiently autonomous to be able to invoke the authority of the independent judiciary; the right to assistance of an advocate in a court proceeding emanates from this corollary—in England the function of barrister or advocate is distinguished from legal counselor (solicitor). As the European Court of Human Rights has stated, the law should be adequately accessible to everyone and people should be able to foresee how the law affects them. In order to maintain professionalism, the practice of law is typically overseen by either a government or independent regulating body such as a bar association, bar council or law society. Modern lawyers achieve distinct professional identity through specified legal procedures (e.g. successfully passing a qualifying examination), are required by law to have a special qualification (a legal education earning the student a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Civil Law or a Juris Doctor degree), and are constituted in office by legal forms of appointment (being admitted to the bar). Most Muslim countries have developed similar rules about legal education and the legal profession, but some still allow lawyers with training in traditional Islamic law to practice law before personal status law courts. In China and other developing countries there are not enough law-trained people to staff the existing judicial systems, and, accordingly, formal standards are more relaxed.

Once accredited, a lawyer will often work in a law firm, in a chambers as a sole practitioner, in a government post or in a private corporation as an internal counsel. In addition a lawyer may become a legal researcher who provides on-demand legal research through a library, a commercial service or through freelance work. Many people trained in law put their skills to use outside the legal field entirely. Significant to the practice of law in the common law tradition is the legal research to determine the current state of the law. This usually entails exploring case-law reports, legal periodicals and legislation. Law practice also involves drafting documents such as court pleadings, persuasive briefs, contracts, or wills and trusts. Negotiation and dispute resolution skills (including ADR techniques) are also important to legal practice, depending on the field.

Civil society
Classical republican concept of "civil society" dates back to Hobbes and Locke. Locke saw civil society as people who have "a common established law and judicature to appeal to, with authority to decide controversies between them." German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel distinguished the "state" from "civil society" (burgerliche Gesellschaft) in Elements of the Philosophy of Right. Hegel believed that civil society and the state were polar opposites, within the scheme of his dialectic theory of history. The modern dipole state–civil society was reproduced in the theories of Alexis de Tocqueville and Karl Marx. Nowadays in post-modern theory civil society is necessarily a source of law, by being the basis from which people form opinions and lobby for what they believe law should be. As Australian barrister and author Geoffrey Robertson QC wrote of international law,

... one of its primary modern sources is found in the responses of ordinary men and women, and of the non-governmental organizations which many of them support, to the human rights abuses they see on the television screen in their living rooms.

Freedom of speech, freedom of association and many other individual rights allow people to gather, discuss, criticise and hold to account their governments, from which the basis of a deliberative democracy is formed. The more people are involved with, concerned by and capable of changing how political power is exercised over their lives, the more acceptable and legitimate the law becomes to the people. The most familiar institutions of civil society include economic markets, profit-oriented firms, families, trade unions, hospitals, universities, schools, charities, debating clubs, non-governmental organisations, neighbourhoods, churches, and religious associations.
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          For sale - clarks girls purple shoes infant size 5 half E - Auction   
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          For sale - albion full size dressage saddle Cloth, Half Wool,... - Auction   

Albion 3020, Australia
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          Sorcerer CD scores high with Doommantia   
Sorcerer – Sorcerer CD. Here’s an early review from Doommantia.com : “Sorcerer was a doom metal band that formed in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1984 by Johnny Hagel and Peter Furulid. The band started playing local shows with singer Anders Engberg before they were joined with a second guitarist. In 1989 they recorded their first demo […]
          Sorcerer live from Hammer of Doom IV   
Sweden’s epic doom metal merchants Sorcerer, who’s debut album is being reissued soon by Rockadrome/Brainticket, recently performed a reunion gig at the Hammer of Doom IV festival. Here’s some footage:
          Myanmar says it will refuse entry to UN investigators probing Rohingya abuses   

Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official said on Friday. Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi gives a speech at the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, Sweden June 13, 2017.


          : Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, 06 30 - 06:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          ‘Ordinary’ Blonde Is Unhappy With Looks, Pays $120,000 To Transform Into Cartoon Character   

Pixee Fox was an electrician from Sweden who was never happy with her looks. On top of that, she believed she didn’t grow up in an accepting environment. “I didn’t feel like I fit in. I was a tomboy. I worried about my nose; I didn’t date and I felt vulnerable,” Pixee said. Pixee decided...

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          SVU B.Tech Admission 2017 – 3 Yrs @ SVU & 1 Yr @ SWEDEN (BTH)   

SVU B.Tech Admission 2017 : Sri Venkateswara University inviting online applications from the eligible candidates for the admission in to the 4 Year B.Tech Programee providing international collaboration degree programs. Students who are willing to study the B.Tech (3 Yrs @ SVU Tirupathi & 1 Year @ Sweden) abroad are here by informed to go through […]

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          Sweden on the Brink of a Legal Crisis   

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

A Swedish report has been leaked that concludes the Refugee Crisis is destroying Europe. The report has revealed that the number of lawless areas (commonly referred to as, “no-go zones”) in Sweden have now reached 61, rising from 55 in just one year. This increase includes, not only the [...]

          €6 Free No Deposit Bonus on “Alien” at Calvin Casino   

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          À vendre - #vm055.06 ★ camionette antichar volvo 4151 (sweden)... - 6 €   

Flottemanville-Hague 50690, France
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          Exeunt, pursued by an elk   
In which a Swedish golfer is interrupted by a playful elk (SLFacebook video). When the young elk started chasing him, he ran, all while his friends laughed at him.

          Free Friday (“FL&R”) – June 30   
     Free and Legal Downloads? Yes, at least temporarily. Bands often temporarily permit free downloads of their releases.  The end of an offer may be based on the expiration of a set period of time or on a limited number of downloads.  But at least for now, here are songs that qualify as Free, Legal and Recommended (FL&R) downloads.
     Finding songs that can be legally downloaded is easy. The difficult task is to find legally downloadable music that we recommend. Our plan is to post at least one FL&R song each Friday.
     According to the duo Swedish duo Wy, “We are filled with doubt but we have no time to be suicidal, so we kiss our wounds and play sad guitars until our fingers chafe.” That is significantly more impactful than simply declaring that your music is emotive. Wy are Michel Gustafsson and Ebba Ågren from Malmö, Sweden.
     Their song “Bathrooms” is about the “self-doubt and confusion of being a 20 year old.”


     Colin Bullock a singer/songwriter in North Vancouver. Perhaps the best comparison to James Taylor. In describing the song “Hold Me Up,” Bullock stated:
  "Often new songs visit me while I sleep but it’s not often I manage to catch them when I wake up. This song came to me in a dream. I woke up straight away, grabbed my guitar, turned on voice memos on my phone and recorded what I’d just heard. I played a whole 4 minutes with three verses and a chorus without even knowing where the song was leading to. I just felt it out the way I had heard it in my dream. I see this song as a call for unity and community, 'Let Me Open and Hold Me Up' means, allow me to be free and to be myself...to be open and honest and support me as I do this. I think we all need to accept and embrace each other now more than ever and I wanted this so to send a hopeful and positive message."
     “Hold Me Up” by Colin Bullock 






          E-TEAM Education Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic   


Vincent Nierstrasz, prof. Textile Materials Technology, dept. of Textile Technology, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business


March 12-17 I had the opportinity to teach Textile Biotechnology (a resource effective way of textile processing) at the Technical University of Liberec, (Czech Republic) in the framework of the E-TEAM master program of the AUTEX. University of Borås is a member of the AUTEX. The AUTEX has its own ambitious textile technology master program. In this program the students are hosted at 4 different AUTEX member universities for the duration of a semester. The professors teaching the different topics have to teach for 1 week at the hosting university. This time the host for the 2nd semester is the faculty of Textile Engineering in Liberec.
I am teaching in the E-TEAM program since 1999. Teaching in the E-TEAM program is challeging for both students and professors and has the benefit that you in fact become quite familiar with most AUTEX member universities, thereby facilitating European research collaborations.


The TU Liberec is a middle-sized university with 6 faculties:
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 
  • Faculty of Textile Engineering 
  • Faculty of Science-Humanities and Education 
  • Faculty of Economics 
  • Faculty of Arts and Architecture 
  • Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Inter-Disciplinary Studies
  • Faculty of Health Studies
The faculty of Textile Engineering was established in 1960, and is, like the school of textiles in Borås in Sweden, the only academic education in Czech Republic, addressing the whole textile subject, textile materials, technology, marketing and design. The faculty has 6 departments:
  • Textile Technology
  • Nonwovens and nanofibrous materials
  • Clothing Technology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Design
  • Textile Evaluation
In addition to teaching, I had meetings with several staff members from the dept. of Materials Engineering, the dept. of Clothing Technology, as well as the vice dean to discuss research at the faculty of Textile Engineering as well as in my research group in order to strengthen our research collaboration (see e.g. the blog of Sina Seipel, a PhD-student in my group that visited TU liberec in 2016). I also had a meeting with a representative of Inotex, who is sepcialized in Textile Biotecnology to further discuss potential collaboration.

It was an inspiring and busy week.


Vincent Nierstrasz






The Faculty of Textile Technology


Town hall

City centre
 





          Staff mobility at the Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic    

Sina Seipel - Doctoral Student at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, Department of Textile Technology

Dobrý den! (Hello!)

In September I had the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus+ staff mobility program for training. For my exchange I chose the Technical University of Liberec, which was founded in 1953 with a background in mechanical and textile engineering. Today the university has 7 faculties and a total number of approx. 10 000 students. 
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 
  • Faculty of Textile Engineering 
  • Faculty of Science-Humanities and Education 
  • Faculty of Economics 
  • Faculty of Arts and Architecture 
  • Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Inter-Disciplinary Studies
  • Faculty of Health Studies

As I am a doctoral student in the field of Textile Material Technology I visited the Department of Material Engineering at the Faculty of Textile Engineering to learn more about the characterisation of smart dyes applied on textiles with spectrophotometry. The department is, among other areas, specialised in colorimetry and the development of textile sensorical systems based on smart materials. Their educational and research activities are in large extent compatible but at the same time very much complementing to the specialisation of my doctoral field. This match made it ideal for me to learn more in depth about spectrophotometry and its application for photochromic textile materials. Throughout my stay I could gather a lot of new knowledge and ideas by job shadowing of lab work and participating in group workshops and presentations together with the professors Martina Viková and Michal Vik, doctoral students of the department and an exchange student from Turkey. Eventually, I also did some hands-on work at the measurement instrument to get practical experience. 

Research group meeting
Spectrophotometric measurement of photochromic prints 

The city of Liberec is the former textile center of the Czech Republic and lies in the very North of the country. It is not only comparable to Borås because of its textile background, but also in size and landscape-wise. With round about 100 000 inhabitants Liberec is the the third largest city in Bohemia with only Prague and Plzeň being larger. Liberec is surrounded by mountains from northeast and southwest with the river Lusatian Neisse flowing through it. For the textile industry it was essential to have access to a river for the production. The climate in the area was ideal for flax to grow, which was the reason for linen weaving mills and cloth manufactures to arise during the 16th century. In the late 19th century, the textile industry and the city's wealth had reached its peak. During this time countless villas and the beautiful town hall were built. 

Villa area around the university 
Former textile worker accommodation area
Liberec town hall 

The city is also known for its abundant sports activities that the beautiful surrounding nature invites to: mountain biking, trail running, paddling, cross country skiing and much more. One of my first impressions of the life in Liberec was when I passed by a nearby lake. The local kayaking club was training for a competition which took place the next weekend, children were swimming in the lake and playing by the beach and at the shore was an inviting restaurant where people enjoyed some food and a refreshing drink (in Sweden it is called beer, but in the Czech Republic it is more referred to as water). I liked the mix of all leisure activities at the same time and felt invited to join in one way or another. 

Kayak training at lake Harcov
A proper glass would have made it perfect 

On the weekend I could not hold myself back from doing what I love to do in my free time - compete in running. On a chilly and rainy Sunday, I took part in a mountain race at Liberec's famous landmark and local mountain Ještěd: 20 km and 1350 m of elevation. Unfortunately, the day was too misty so I could not enjoy the view when I reached the top, but I was very happy anyways when I reached the finish line.

Ještěd peak and tower
Start of Ještěd half marathon
Tired but happy me 

Overall, I am glad for the experiences that I have made during the three weeks in Liberec - both educational and cultural. I am thankful for the knowledge and new perspectives to look at my field of doctoral studies that I have learned from the staff at the Faculty of Textile Engineering. This exchange was important for me as a young researcher and teacher to get to know practices at other educational institutions. Furthermore, I hope that this stay can strengthen collaborations and exchanges between our research teams in the future. And last but not least, I am happy for the personal experience. To stay in a different country, to meet new people and to get to know a new culture is always enriching and nothing I want to miss in life. 


Sina Seipel


          Minor Field Studies - Malaysia   
23rd of January 2015 - Singapore - 新加坡共和国 - Singapura

Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay, Singapore
To be back in Singapore, after working at the National University of Singapore in 2012, is very exciting. The purpose of this trip is to go to Malaysia, but first I stay for two days here in the lovely "Lion City". Since there are no lions in Singapore, one might wonder why it's nickname is Lion City. There is a long story, but to make it short; in Malay Singapore is Singapura - derived from "Singa" for lion and "Pura" for city.

I have an interesting day ahead, going to work as a volunteer and plant trees at the Pasir Ris Park.


25th of January Malaysia – Johor Bahru

Pulai Springs Resort, JB, Malaysia
I got much later than expected to Malaysia today due to something I ate last night. Quite troublesome to go through the Woodlands Checkpoint feeling sick, there is like a highly secured fort at the border of Singapore/Malaysia. Well, it was worth the trouble once I arrived at my hotel in Johor Bahru. I was supposed to meet with the the faculty today, but it changed in the very last minute. Early night to get ready for a morning meeting at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM.



26th of January Malaysia – Johor Bahru - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Visit at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM
My morning meeting took place at Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX), located on the UTM campus. The director of MaGICX, Dr. Mohd Sharizal Sunar, and Dr. Farhan Mohamed started the meeting with a presentation of their research centre and UTM. 
We discussed possibilities for computer science and information systems students from the University of Borås to do field studies in the region. 


They were interested and are willing to help students from Sweden applying for a Minor Field Study scholarship, great news for students with ambitions of conducting field studies in Malaysia. 

During the morning I was also introduced to other members of MaGICX and had a chance to see what kind of research they were conducting.




At lunchtime I was introduced to Dr. Adrian David Cheok from City University of London. He is a professor of Pervasive Computing and is setting up a new research lab in Iskandar, in the south of Malaysia. This region is very dynamic and interesting things are happening here! 


27th - 28th of January Malaysia – Johor Bahru - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

I participated in the weekly morning meetings at MaGICX. The staff meet on Tuesdays for three presentations by either seniors, Ph.D students or master students. Excellent opportunity for me to get an insight in their work. I also had a chance to introduce myself, the purpose of my trip and my own research.
After a nice lunch it was time for a campus tour, UTM has a large and lush campus. They even have stables at the campus!
The last meeting of the day was with the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Dr. Siti Zaiton Mohd Hashim. We realized that we had a lot to discuss and booked another meeting the following day.




          Teaching sabbatical 2014   
Hi,

My name is Tobias Richards and I’m current on leave from my work as a professor at Univeristy of Borås in Sweden.

I’ve been fortunate to receive a scholarship from STINT (The Swedish foundation for cooperation in research and higher education) within the program Teaching Sabbatical. The purpose of this scholarship is to get inspiration and exchange knowledge and experience from world leading Universities and Colleges regarding education and teaching at different levels; from undergraduate to graduate. My first choice was University of California Berkeley, which also become my destination for the fall semester 2014. The reasons for choosing UC Berkeley (or commonly known as Cal) were several. It has one of the most respected graduate schools in the US and are continuously ranked among the top three University in the world (www.shanghairanking.com) with first place in science, chemistry and physics and one underlying idea with this teaching sabbatical, from my point of view, was to include both undergraduate and graduate studies and to see the connection between them. It is also ranked as the best public national University in the US regarding undergraduate teaching (www.usnews.com/education).

Student gathering at UC Berkeley for one of the welcoming ceremonies in 2014

In my ordinary work, I lead a research group within thermal treatment of mixed material with a special emphasis is on waste materials and sustainability and from that perspective it is really fascinating to live a couple of months in one of the most progressive states regarding sustainability. I will be interesting to see how sustainability and waste management are incorporated at the university and especially how it is communicated and received by the surrounding community. It was therefore encouraging to see that on the fare for the new students, one of the stands were dedicated a zero waste univeristy by 2020.


Stand at the student fare in August 2014

This blog will have two different pillars; one educational and one regarding sustainability where the common denominator is the University. The intention is to have about two posts every month where my experiences and findings are expressed.
          Sweden Rock Festival 2017   

Mais um ano, mais uma viagem e mais uma edição do Sweden Rock Festival para colocar na conta de bons momentos vividos. Esse foi o oitavo ano consecutivo que viajei para a Suécia a fim de curtir o festival de música que considero o melhor entre tantos outros mundo afora, tanto pelo estilo musical, quanto pela organização do festival.

Classic rock, hard rock, metal e um pouco de blues para todos os gostos. Segurança, localização perto do mar, poucas filas, boa visibilidade dos palcos, banheiros limpos, área vip, área de imprensa, múltiplas barracas com venda de produtos como camisetas, cds, discos de vinil, acessórios, roupas e merchandising, casa de câmbio, supermercado, camping, enfim, essas são algumas das características e atrações do Sweden Rock Festival, realizado anualmente, desde 1992, na Suécia.

Inicialmente, o festival recebeu outros nomes e ocorreu em outras cidades suecas. Em 1999 foi, definitivamente, intitulado como Sweden Rock Festival e, desde então, é realizado em Sölvesborg. São quatro dias de festival, com cinco palcos simultâneos e mais de oitenta bandas. Nesse ano, o festival ocorreu nos dias 7, 8, 9 e 10 de junho e, para manter a ordem e a qualidade do evento, em cada dia o limite de público fica estabelecido em no máximo 33 mil pessoas.

Nessa edição, entre as bandas que estiveram por lá, podemos destacar Aerosmith, Scorpions, In Flames, Running Wild, Venom, Saxon, The Dead Daisies, Rival Sons, Ratt, Doro Pesch and Warlock, Kix, Iced Earth, Black Star Riders, Metal Church, Helix, Dare, Great King Rat, Grave Digger, Electric Boys, Primal Fear, Treat, Picture, Artch, Alter Bridge, Steel Panther, Apocalyptica, Edguy, Mustasch, Gotthard, Candlemass, Hardline, Lucifer´s Friends, Grand Magus e Sweden Rock Symphony Orchestra.

Mesmo sendo início de verão europeu, é preciso ir ao festival com roupas para quatro estações pois durante o dia é relativamente quente, mas sempre sopra um vento marinho que faz a temperatura diminuir bastante com o cair da noite. E também há pancadas de chuva. No quesito alimentação, há uma grande variedade de comidas, para todos os paladares, inclusive para veganos e celíacos, afinal, a organização não esquece de nada. E para amantes de café, como eu, sempre há um carrinho de café disponível em algum canto do festival, ótimo para esquentar o corpo quando o frio aparece. Senão, podemos escolher entre vinho, cerveja e água. Além de outros tipos de drinks na área vip e de imprensa.

Poderia contar muito mais sobre o festival e sobre as inúmeras histórias que aconteceram por lá, falar da sensação incrível que é assistir shows tão perto das bandas e de maneira tão confortável e segura, além da boa recepção e da alegria dos suecos durante todo o festival que preza pelo espírito de amizade, liberdade, confraternização, paz e amor. Então, para resumir o quanto amo esse festival, só tenho a dizer: Até 2018, Sweden Rock Festival!

Galera do Brasil no Sweden Rock Festival 2017

A boa vibe do Sweden Rock Festival! 

Uma coelhinha no Sweden Rock Festival

Festival Stage, o palco principal do Sweden Rock Festival, à noite, com céu ainda azul.

Um pouco dos quatro dias de Sweden Rocl Festival, no video feito por TheSwedishLad: 

 See you in 2018, Sweden Rock Festival!


          Knorr-Bremse Continues to Pursue the Merger Clearance Process and the Offer for Haldex with Full Commitment   
Knorr-Bremse does not share the view of Haldex board of directors - regards it as to impede the prerequisites for the execution of Knorr-Bremse's offer Sound roadmap for the merger clearance process in place Extraordinary general meeting in Haldex requested to be held without delay

MUNICH, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / June 30, 2017 / Knorr-Bremse AG ("Knorr-Bremse") has taken note of the decision of the board of directors of Haldex AB (publ) ("Haldex") to withdraw the support for Knorr-Bremse's offer to the shareholders of Haldex, announced by Haldex on 29 June 2017, without prior consultation with Knorr-Bremse.

As previously communicated, Knorr-Bremse had received indications by the EU Commission that it is likely to initiate an in-depth investigation (Phase II). Knorr-Bremse does not share Haldex's assessment that an in-depth investigation would not increase the likelihood of obtaining the EU Commission's approval. A Phase II will enable the EU Commission to investigate Knorr-Bremse's proposed acquisition of Haldex in-depth and to further evaluate the arguments which Knorr-Bremse has brought and continues to put forward. Knorr-Bremse has neither received indications nor reason to believe that the initiation of a Phase II investigation will have a negative impact on the feedback which market participants provide to the EU Commission. The assessment which the EU Commission has provided to Knorr-Bremse is preliminary at this stage of the review process and reflects so-called "serious doubts" with respect to certain overlapping business areas. It does not prejudice the EU Commission's final assessment at the end of a Phase II investigation, in which the EU Commission will need to conclude not whether there are serious doubts but whether Knorr-Bremse's proposed acquisition of Haldex will actually significantly impede effective competition. Overall, Knorr-Bremse takes a confident view on a potential in-depth investigation by the EU Commission in Phase II. Knorr-Bremse has spent considerable resources on the merger clearance process, is prepared to make very large efforts and to offer significant remedies to get the transaction cleared by the authorities. This includes all areas that have been considered as areas of concern by the EU Commission. In addition, to reduce the burden on Haldex, Knorr-Bremse has, since early spring 2017, undertaken to bear Haldex's costs for its external advisors engaged in the planning of potential remedies as well as for the compilation of relevant information for merger control authorities. This undertaking remains unchanged during a Phase II investigation. Knorr-Bremse has set up a structured process to implement divestments that may be required to address competitive concerns and has received indicative bids from several promising interested parties. Knorr-Bremse believes that there would be even more interested buyers but has so far limited the number of participants in the process to address Haldex' concerns regarding the impact on Haldex' organization.

Consequently, Knorr-Bremse does not share the view of the Haldex board of directors that it is in the best interest of Haldex's shareholders not to further assist Knorr-Bremse in the process of obtaining regulatory approvals and to contest the grant of approval by the Swedish Securities Council (the "SSC") to extend the acceptance period of Knorr-Bremse's offer. In Knorr-Bremse's opinion, these decisions by the Haldex board of directors impede the prerequisites for the execution of Knorr Bremse's offer. Knorr-Bremse has therefore today exercised its legal right to request that Haldex convenes an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to decide whether to support and endorse Knorr-Bremses application to the SSC as well as to support and cooperate with Knorr-Bremse in the continued merger clearance process. Given the urgency of the matter, Knorr-Bremse has proposed that the extraordinary general meeting is summoned and held without delay, and ideally held not later than on 28 July 2017.

Knorr-Bremse has asked the SSC to withhold further dealings with Knorr-Bremse's application for extension of the acceptance period until Haldex's shareholders have had the opportunity to resolve whether to support and endorse the application or not.

As part of the merger clearance process, Knorr-Bremse has today submitted a comprehensive divestiture commitment to the EU Commission in an effort to dispel the doubts which the EU Commission has previously communicated to Knorr-Bremse.

Klaus Deller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, said: "We have made a highly attractive offer to shareholders and openly presented Haldex with our deal rationale and our perspectives on how we can best possibly cooperate to drive innovation and profitable growth in the future. We cannot understand the step taken by the Haldex Board as it causes significant uncertainty for Haldex shareholders, customers and employees alike. We have worked on the basis of a sound roadmap for the merger clearance process. We will therefore continue to drive this process with full commitment and as planned. By requesting an extraordinary general meeting we will take the necessary steps to create clarity for all stakeholders as soon as possible."

Background to the offer

On 5 September 2016, Knorr-Bremse announced a public offer to the shareholders of Haldex to tender all shares in Haldex to Knorr-Bremse. On 25 April 2017, it was announced that the acceptance period for the offer is extended until 26 September 2017. The completion of the offer is conditional upon, inter alia, that all necessary clearances from authorities are obtained on terms acceptable to Knorr-Bremse.

On 28 June 2017, Knorr-Bremse announced that it has received indications that the EU Commission might initiate a Phase II investigation and that against that background it has applied for permission from the SSC to extend the acceptance period until 9 February 2018. At the same time Knorr-Bremse stressed that it takes a confident view on the potential in-depth investigation by the EU Commission in Phase II.

Knorr-Bremse AG

For additional information contact:

Knorr-Bremse AG

Dr. Detlef Hug
Email: Detlef.Hug@knorr-bremse.com
Phone: +49 89 3547 1402

Eva Doppler
Email: Eva.Doppler@knorr-bremse.com
Phone: +49 89 3547 1498

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Email: Johan.Hahnel@comir.se
Phone: +46 8 31 17 70

This announcement is not an offer, whether directly or indirectly, in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa or in any other jurisdictions where such offer pursuant to legislation and regulations in such relevant jurisdictions would be prohibited by applicable law. Shareholders not resident in Sweden who wish to accept the Offer (as defined below) must make inquiries concerning applicable legislation and possible tax consequences. Shareholders should refer to the offer restrictions included in the section titled "Important notice" at the end of this announcement and in the tender offer document which was published on 26 September 2016. Shareholders in the United States should also refer to the section titled "Special notice to shareholders in the United States" at the end of this announcement.

Important notice

The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the Internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or of any facility of national security exchange, of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa, and the Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. Accordingly, this announcement and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being and should not be sent, mailed or otherwise distributed or forwarded in or into Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa.

This announcement is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa must not forward this announcement or any other document received in connection with the Offer to such persons.

Statements in this announcement relating to future status or circumstances, including statements regarding future performance, growth and other trend projections and the other benefits of the Offer, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as "anticipates", "intends", "expects", "believes", or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of Knorr-Bremse AG. Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Knorr-Bremse AG has no obligation (and undertakes no such obligation) to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except for in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Special notice to shareholders in the United States

The Offer described in this announcement is made for shares of Haldex AB, a company incorporated under Swedish law, and is subject to Swedish disclosure and procedural requirements, which are different from those of the United States. The Offer is made in the United States in compliance with Section 14(e) of, and Regulation 14E under, the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "U.S. Exchange Act"), subject to the exemptions provided by Rule 14d-1(d) under the U.S. Exchange Act and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Swedish law. Accordingly, the Offer is subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to withdrawal rights, the offer timetable, settlement procedures and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under U.S. domestic tender offer procedures and laws.

To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulation, Knorr-Bremse AG and its affiliates or brokers (acting as agents for Knorr-Bremse AG or its affiliates, as applicable) may from time to time, and other than pursuant to the Offer, directly or indirectly purchase, or arrange to purchase, shares of Haldex AB, that are the subject of the Offer or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for such shares. To the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in Sweden, such information will be disclosed by means of a press release or other means reasonably calculated to inform U.S. shareholders of Haldex AB of such information. In addition, the financial advisors to Knorr-Bremse AG, may also engage in ordinary course trading activities in securities of Haldex AB, which may include purchases or arrangements to purchase such securities. Knorr-Bremse AG and/or its affiliates or brokers have purchased shares of Haldex AB during the period following the announcement of the Offer on 5 September 2016.

NEITHER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THIS OFFER, PASSED UPON THE FAIRNESS OR MERITS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR DETERMINED WHETHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN THE UNITED STATES.

SOURCE: Knorr-Bremse AG via the EQS Newswire distribution service including Press Releases and Regulatory Announcements

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          Daydreaming with Lilac - An Interview   

E segue a sina do TBTCI, fazer uma verdadeira viagem ao submundo dos bons sons, independentemente se a banda abordada tem álbuns lançados, ou não, nestas páginas o que importa é apresentar o que é clássico logicamente, o que vai ser clássico e o que infelizmente ficará perdido, mas também apresentar novos e promissores artistas que merecem sua atenção.

Caso dos suecos, Lilac, apenas dois anos de banda e enfim os garotos estão prontos para apresentar ao mundo sua música.

O cartão de visitas, primeiro single deles, é "Daydreaming", um dreampop cintilante e ensolarado que faz jus a fama da cena sueca, onde pepitas sonoras são construídas rotineiramente.

Guarde este nome, Lilac, em um breve futuro você poderá ouvir falar muito mais deles.


***** Interview with Lilac *****


Q: When did Lilac start? Tell us about the history...
A: Initially, André, Simon and I (Erik) played together in another band which was approaching a hiatus, and we had been talking about really wanting to create a shoegaze band for a while too. For months and months it was all talk until the other band was definitively on hold, and then slowly we decided to go for it and find a drummer. We found Johan online fairly quickly who was a perfect fit, but after that we still needed a singer. We played Popsicle and the Twin Peaks theme with a couple of singers but it was never a great fit (great fit meaning someone who liked Slowdive), so after almost half a year I wanted a change and demoed some vocals myself on one of our songs instead, and the other guys thought “yea, alright” and I think collectively we thought “hey let’s give this a go”, and that meant the band and the roles were settled.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: We were set on making a classic 90s shoegaze band in the same vein as the big ones when we started but now I’m not even sure what it turned out being. Obviously those kinds of bands have been in the back of our heads but I think as with anything creative you soon find out when writing music how you’re more so influenced by thoughts, ideas, relations, moods etc than any specific bands.

Q: Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Erik: The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions
Johan: The Radio Dept. – Clinging to a Scheme
Simon: Sun Kil Moon - April
André: Pretend – Bones in the Soil, Rust in the Oil

Q: How do you feel playing live?
A: Exposed, a lil terrified and also really happy. It was barely a week ago we played live for the first time. It wasn’t a catastrophe so I feel like we’re all aching to go play and hang out again.


Q: How do you describe Lilac sounds?
A: Dreamy guitar pop, faux shoegaze, reverb pop, bluegrassgaze, summer night melancholiccore, post-slowcore rock. For ease I just say pop rock for people who really like sound effects.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A: It was a scattered mess; we’ve DIY recorded bits and pieces all over Stockholm almost getting our friend evicted for playing too loud. Then it came together with the help of Christopher Göthberg who helped mix and master.

Q: Which new bands do you recommend?
A: The Sweden east coast scene impresses me a lot, recently we played our first show joined by the great Bossanova and Dim Vanilla, but we also need to mention Mystery Language, Prins Wilmer, Cat Princess, Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes, Delsbo Beach Club, Melby, Tangela and there’s many more. Outside of sthlm there are bands like I Love Your Lifestyle, Birthplace, Dog Days, Hater and Agent Blå making great music too.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A: As of now I really wanna cover Robyn and Wheatus.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Release more music, play more shows, hopefully have a solid time during.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Lilac loves you. xx
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https://lilac.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/lilaclilaclilac/
          NZ's newest Hughes 369D takes flight   
Registered to TT Helicopters Ltd of Grey Lynn, Auckland back on 06 April 2017,  Hughes 369D ZK-HMT3 MSN 390480D was imported to NZ via Oceania Aviation, Ardmore. It appears the helicopter may have in the last few days conducted its first flight from NZ soil bringing the D model population to 31 units (including 1 Kawasaki model).

From Bluebus we learn the following:

Airframe number 480 off the Hughes 369D production line went to Robert Fuchs, the Swiss Hughes helicopter dealer as HB-IXR for onward sale and delivery to Italy as I-DEBO in November 1979 to the NASA Corporation. Its italian registration was cancelled 24 years later after sale to Sweden. Along the way it was registered G-CIBK to Giuseppe De Vecchi of Milan, Italy on 26 November 2013 and then to Arain Rubensteim of Stockholm, Sweden two days later! The short term UK registration was cancelled 05 December 2013 for it to become SE-JPM with Heliair Sweden AB from 11 December 2013. It was purchased by and subsequently listed to Vertol Systems Co of Tigard, Oregon as N41VS on 10 January 2017 for onward sale to Oceania Aviation of Ardmore before becoming ZK-HMT but it appears it never wore the N marks. 
The earlier ZK-HMT's were a Hughes 369HS which went on to become ZK-HCT5, followed by a Robinson R22 Beta that started as ZK-HXC2 then went on to become ZK-IGG followed by ZK-IMG2!


ZK-HMT soon after landing back at Oceania 28 June following a brief local flight. 




          2017.09.18-20 DEVintersection Europe   
DEVintersection Europe 18-19 September 2017 FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS 20 SEPTEMBER Stockholm, Sweden https://www.devintersectioneurope.com/#!/
          New layers of complexity   
Milton Keynes Citizen has a video interview with Jane Eyre resident director Hannah Drake which also shows some behind-the-scenes footage of the production. Lucy Menon posts about one of the Wales Millennium Centre performances.

Henley Standard reviews a stage version of Wuthering Heights recently seen in Windsor.
Everyone involved played out their highly emotional characters to the full, which was discomfiting and powerful.
With the action taking place in the two great houses, the stage was cleverly divided through lighting and styles so that the cast could easily and adeptly switch between the two.
The spooky, stormy atmosphere of the moors was complemented by the blue stone and large windows, lending themselves to the appearance of the odd apparition.
As part of the Windsor Repertory Festival, to turn the stage around so quickly must take some doing, while we were astonished at the ability of the cast to learn and retain so many lines in such a short space of time, which was certainly no mean feat.
Spooky, thought-provoking stuff. (Natalie Aldred)
More from the stage, as The Edinburgh Reporter looks forward to a play that will make its debut during this year's Fringe Festival, A Fayre Tale.
“Brontë for the 21st century?”
As a failing theatre company rehearse the old time classic, Jane Eyre, complex desires within a love triangle emerge reflecting the timelessness of Brontë’s themes.
The Brontë Actors present Priscilla Berringer’s debut play in collaboration with Joanna Faith Habershon (Soft, The Moon Rose, 2016). Directed by Manuel Baù. A three-hander played by Berringer (Sarah), Habershon (Bobby) and Rory McEvoy (Ben).
Merging original text with modern dialogue, a need to be accepted and find meaningful connection with those around us, weaves through our drama. As Sarah offloads frustrations about her loveless marriage onto non-committal Ben, an anxious Bobby tries to prevent her production from falling apart at the seams. (John Preece)
Expressen (Sweden) recalls that the last time the late actor
Michael Nyqvist (on the right) was seen on stage at Dramaten (the Swedish National Theatre) was when he played Mr Rochester in 2009.

The Wall Street Journal reviews The Secret History of Jane Eyre by John Pfordresher:
The story of how Charlotte Brontë, the shy and (in her own words) “plain and small” clergyman’s daughter from Haworth in Yorkshire, came to write a proto-feminist romance that became one of the 19th century’s best sellers, is as gripping as any in her novels. When “Jane Eyre” appeared in 1847, nothing quite like it had been published in English before. (Elizabeth Lowry)
Writer Rowan Coleman shares '10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me' on Female First. One of which is
I'm a huge Brontë fan - give me anything Brontë to read and I'm happy. I'm saving up for a first edition. It will take ages. 
Moira Macdonald is also a Brontë enthusiast as so her column on how 'Some books are too good to read just once (or twice)' in The Seattle Times was sure to include a Brontë reference:
But it isn’t just kids’ books that I like to reread, delightful as that can be. Certain classics can reverberate at different times in life, rewarding a frequent revisit. The poignancy of “The Great Gatsby” never fails to pull me in, even now as I note how very young the characters are. “Jane Eyre” brings some new layer of complexity every time I read it. 
Production HUB finds a different kind of similarity between the latest screen adaptation of Anne of Green Gables and the Brontës:
[Cinematographer Bobby Shore] used a few visual references in developing the look of the series, including Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Jane Campion’s The Piano and Bright Star, and Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. (Neil Matsumoto)
Broadsheet (Australia) recommends the film Lady Macbeth, describing it as
very British gothic, all frosty and morally repugnant, drawing on everything from Jane Eyre to Lady Chatterley’s Lover. (Will Cox)
The Adelaide Review also mentions the similarities:
A pre-feminist tale taken to uneasy extremes, Oldroyd’s chilly epic might at first feel like a gloomy costume piece the likes of a Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre, but the characters here are far less noble, the path of true love is certainly more tormented, and Pugh’s formidable Katherine proves hardly a swooning damsel-in-distress-type as she rises against her humiliation and abuse. But, after all, what is a girl to do? (DM Bradley)
Bookish Whimsy reviews Sarah Shoemaker's Mr Rochester. Uai (Brazil) reviews the film Mal de pierres and mentions its Wuthering Heights references. Yesterday was the wedding anniversary of Charlotte Brontë and Arthur Bell Nicholls and Nick Holland discusses their marriage on AnneBrontë.org.
          Microsoft Developer Roadshow Sweden with Active Solution   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/jakob/archive/2015/11/24/microsoft-developer-roadshow-sweden-with-active-solution.aspx

Moved to http://blog.ehn.nu/2015/12/07/microsoft-developer-roadshow-sweden-with-active-solution/



          Sweden-Based Immunovia Locates U.S. Headquarters In Boston, Massachusetts   
Sweden-based Immunovia plans to locate its United States headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, to design a test for early detection of pancreatic cancer.
          New Swedish cardinal suggests high-level advisory group of women   

(NCR Online) One of the five prelates Pope Francis just made a new cardinal of the Catholic Church has suggested the pope consider creating a special advisory body of women akin to the College of Cardinals to offer more opportunity for women’s leadership in the church. Stockholm Cardinal Anders Arborelius, whom Francis made Sweden’s first […]

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          2016 | the year in review   
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2017 is here. It sounds like such a futuristic number. 2017 is the year I will celebrate 20 years since I graduated from high school. (Omg.) I'm honestly not feeling super inspired about this year (or the next four, yikes) thanks to current politics in this country. The impending inauguration is filling my January with dread. But at the same time, I'm more motivated than ever to make a difference in 2017.

But first, let's take a look back at 2016. It seems a little silly to summarize a year that I didn't write about in the first place. My life has felt so routine and cyclical these past few years and I'm not sure how to shake myself out of this deep rut. I feel like I'm just rehashing the same things on this blog year after year. I only seem to share travel photos anymore and my travel posts are feeling too formulaic and also make my life seem like all we do is travel. But in reality, there are lots of hard everyday moments in between those incredible trips. I do miss writing and sharing photos, and most of all documenting my life, so I guess there's no time like the present to get back in the blogging saddle. While 2016 was a bit of a crap year for the world (and definitely for the U.S.), and a difficult year for me emotionally and business-wise, it was also a pretty awesome year of travel and hiking for Larry and me. There's good and bad to all years, though, and I'm thankful I had such incredible adventures to make up for the challenging times.

But back to reminiscing about 2016. We traveled a ton this year, both within the U.S. and internationally. Socially, we laid low and kept to ourselves. My three biggest personal accomplishments were hiking 100 miles, finishing a sketchbook, and reading 62 books, which is a good reminder that it's the simple pleasures that make a good life.

I actually started this post back in January 2016 and typed up a summary of each month throughout the year...until June, when I forgot about it. Dedication to habits long-term has never been my strength. Luckily, thanks to the world of social media and the thousands of unorganized photos on my computer, it's easy to go back and remember what we were doing each month...

JANUARY
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Netflix and sweet potatoes. That pretty much sums up how we spent January. Larry and I were still reeling after a difficult and emotional December. 2015 had been a tough year for us, and we were still in recovery mode. The one thing I usually love about January is making goals and planning out the year. But we really struggled with planning this year because 2016 was supposed to go in one direction, and it ended up going in another. Which in retrospect is what keeps life interesting, but at the time was very confusing and we felt a bit upside-down.

After eating like college students in December, we rediscovered our cooking mojo and ended up spending the month eating dozens of sweet potatoes (Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Potato and Tomato Sauce, Thai-Flavored Green Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos), watching Netflix (we were hooked on Making a Murderer) and starting to make travel plans after scoring tickets to see Pearl Jam in Quebec City in the spring. Snowzilla hit at the end of the month and we holed up with a few cases of beer and a giant pack of TP. We cooked banh mi in multiples forms. My SnoBrum got snowed into the trunk of my car, so we dug out with a kick board. We made snow angels in the backyard. We celebrated a belated Christmas with Larry's family in Maryland and had Dad and Sheila over for a Christmas/New Year's dinner. I started an online book club with Veronika and Karen and laughed my face off as we critiqued/destroyed our first book pick. I had a painting in a local art show and attended the VIVID opening with friends.

FEBRUARY
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Our Virtual Book Club started reading Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart which led to both epic conversation (143 comments on our discussion thread- WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN?) and serious wanderlust. Larry and I took our first hike of the year with the pups on the A.T. in Maryland. We finally nailed down our plans for our annual anniversary trip and per usual, made the reservations at the last minute. We started talking about a summer trip to Scandinavia and tried to figure out how to squeeze in visiting Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands. Ha! We considered getting a reservation for dinner at Noma in Copenhagen before it closed at the end of the year. Ha, again! I spent a day in DC with my friends Jane and Lauree, drinking cocktails and marveling over the Wonder exhibit at the newly opened Renwick Gallery. Larry had a dream about me in which I exclaimed "I'm never partying with Elvis or drinking Old Crow again!" We went bowling and I got a high score of 141, which is about double what I usually bowl. (Should I add that to my list of accomplishments?!) We ate more banh mi. Larry non-surprised me with cupcakes on Valentine's Day. We celebrated our friend Jen's 40th/10th birthday on Leap Day. Our dryer broke as we were packing for our anniversary trip.

MARCH
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We took our third anniversary trip to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree. We relaxed at Sparrows Lodge, eating breakfast under the citrus trees, lounging by the pool, and spending the evenings in the hot tub. We only left the lodge to eat an anniversary dinner at Workshop. We stayed at an incredible modern cabin in the desert and hiked 9 miles to the Lost Palms Canyon Oasis. We saw a desert tortoise on the trail. I spent way too much time trying to photograph the perfect Joshua Tree. We listened to U2. We showered outside in a corrugated metal tube during a windstorm. We ate coconut cupcakes on our anniversary and sampled California beers. We saw incredible sunrises and the darkest night skies. We saw art installations at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum. We dreamed of buying cheap land, moving to the desert, and opening up a taco joint.

Back in Virginia, spring finally arrived. We went hiking, and visited wineries, and tried to get rid of our winter funks. We did a lot of laundry at my mom's house. We planned local excursions and goals for the rest of the year. We had an Easter picnic in the car with my mom. We started eating healthy again after our winter slump. I was frustrated with low-carb/vegan breakfast options and became obsessed with this recipe for awesome Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Cookies.

APRIL
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I started swimming laps again (with my waterproof iPod) and meditating in the mornings and was feeling great and productive. For the first time ever, I crossed off all my To Dos on my weekly planner. We celebrated Mom's birthday on a beautiful spring day at Hillwood Gardens. We hiked Rose River Falls in Shenandoah National Park. I volunteered to help build the Raise/Raze re-ball art installation at the DC Underground with friends. (And then was unable to see the finished exhibit because tickets sold out immediately!) I struggled with some business decisions. I went back to the Wonder exhibit to marvel over the installations again and take photos. We saw our first concert of the year on April 1st - Caleb Caudle and Wrinkleneck Mules at Jammin Java. On the last day of the month, we drove north and stopped in Schroon Lake, New York for a night on the way to Canada.

MAY
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We spent a few days in Jacques-Cartier National Park in Quebec. We hiked over snow pack, stayed in a modern cabin, saw a moose, ate cheese (so much cheese!), and sat by the fire in the evening. We sampled Canadian beers. We met up with our friend Bryan in Quebec City, mangled the French language, ate poutine, and drank cocktails in the Hotel Frontenac. We saw Pearl Jam play at the Centre Videotron and survived the scariest cab ride of my life. We explored Montmorency Falls and took a culinary/alcohol driving tour of Ile d'Orleans, sampling wine, beer, cider, pastries, chocolate, and ice cream as we went.

Back in Virginia, I became enraged as the house across the street was torn down and construction began on a new McMansion to replace it. I read a memoir about Tokyo and became obsessed with Asian food. We finally replaced our washer and dryer after living without one for three months. We watched two baby foxes (and their mama) explore our yard for several weeks. I got locked out of the house for six hours. We began renovating my studio, and gave it a fresh coat of paint and built a giant bulletin board over Memorial Day weekend.

JUNE
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We continued working on my studio reno, and then per usual, quit, mid-project. We celebrated Larry's birthday/Larrypalooza with several concerts: Nathaniel Rateliff and Lord Huron at Wolf Trap, and Frank Tuner, Jason Isbell, and Chris Stapleton at Merriweather Post. We took our first (and only) bike ride of the year. We hiked Big Schloss in George Washington National Forest - one of the best local hikes we've ever done. I started a sketchbook and a 100 day personal challenge, which I called #artandactive. We finally booked our trip to Iceland. Gravy killed a baby bunny while I was sitting in the yard drinking a beer. I got new eyeglasses for the first time in 13 years. Karen died and I checked out of society for a while.

JULY
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I made art and exercised every single day in July. We hiked Kennedy Peak and Wildcat Mountain and visited Creek's Edge Winery, Vanish Brewing Company, and Backroom Brewery. I got stung by a bee. We spent Saturday mornings at the farmers market. We bought tons of tomatoes and Larry worked on perfecting his Bloody Larry recipe. We had a picnic in Cherry Hill Park. I got a GoPro and practiced by taking a thousand fish-eye selfies of my big head using burst mode. I went to Belmar to visit my dad and we spent our days at the beach. I swam in the coldest water I've ever been in. In the mornings we read on the porch, ate fruit, and walked 4 miles down the Spring Lake Boardwalk. I convinced Dad to eat vegetarian sausage. I watched the Democratic National Convention and drew politicians in my sketchbook. Cory Booker liked my drawing of him on Instagram. We picked 9 pounds of blackberries.

AUGUST
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I ate all the blackberries. It was seriously Iron Chef Battle Blackberry in the Smoellke test kitchen, as I made everything from cocktails to pizza using our berry bounty. I spent many hours watching the Rio Olympics. I continued sketching and exercising every day for my #artandactive challenge, but quit after 77 consecutive days, because we went to Iceland...

A trip to Iceland had been on my bucket list for nearly 20 years. It was definitely the highlight of the month and the year. After surviving a huge travel snafu in getting over there, we had a wonderful time. We explored Reykjavik, and saw a local music festival at the Kex Hostel, where we discovered the music of the incredible Axel Flóvent. We soaked in the Blue Lagoon, saw hundreds of waterfalls and thousands of sheep, and hiked to a geothermal river. I fell on my face and nearly knocked my teeth out. I spent more time naked outside than I ever have. We ate tomato soup in a tomato greenhouse. We saw seals frolicking among icebergs. We walked on a glacier. We saw the Northern Lights and watched them shimmering overhead while soaking in a hot tub on the deck of our cabin.

SEPTEMBER
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We had a few more days in Iceland. We saw the Northern Lights again. We hiked the famous Fimmvörduháls Trail. We took what I thought was a nature cruise and ended up being a death-defying ride on a speedboat. Back at home, I struggled with jet lag and post-vacation funk. We started hiking in Virginia again and visiting wineries afterwards. We went tubing on the Shenandoah River with our friend Bryan and a cooler full of beer. A new season of television started, and I got hooked on This Is Us.

OCTOBER
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I completed my first embroidery project, became obsessed, and started several larger embroidery projects. We hiked some more. Gravy got hurt and we ended up leaving him at the e-vet while I sobbed at the pizza restaurant across the street. He was fine. We went to a Halloween party dressed as Yukon Cornelius and his Bumble. I dressed Gravy up as a sad martini using his cone of shame. I watched the presidential debates and felt enraged. We visited our nephew at West Virginia University and saw Frank Turner perform at a local club. Larry and Thomas gave me a tour of the campus and the engineering school. I was very excited to ride the PRT (personal rapid transit). We drank the bottle of Poizin zinfandel that I had been saving for six years. It was incredible.

NOVEMBER
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The beginning of November was abuzz with equal parts anxiety and excitement over the upcoming election. It was almost all I could think about. A few days before the election, we saw a snake in our yard - an ominous sign? On the evening of November 8th, we were frantically packing for a flight to New Mexico which left early the next day, but I still made time to bake a Hillary quiche for dinner and sit down to watch the election returns. As we all know, THINGS DID NOT GO AS EXPECTED. As the night hours became early morning, my worry switched to fear and then uncontrollable tears and despair. I got several bloody noses. I finally forced myself to lie in bed for an hour before my alarm went off to go to the airport. I'm not sure how I managed to finish packing for the trip, other than I got a case of the fuck-its, crammed some clothes in my suitcase, and said "Let's just get the f*** outta DC!" And at the time, I would've been ok not coming back. I considered driving from New Mexico to actual Mexico and saying adios to the USA forever. I'm still crushed by the election, but a little more level-headed these days. I am so thankful that we had to leave for a trip the next day because that escape was just what I needed. I found myself getting teary multiple times during our trip, but the foreign landscape of rural New Mexico and some good ol' nature therapy definitely gave me some separation from what was going on in DC.

In Santa Fe, I explored the art galleries on Canyon Road while Larry went to business meetings. At night, we sat by the fire in our kiva. We stuffed our faces with face-melting New Mexican food - I ordered Christmas chile on everything. We talked politics with some long-bearded guys at a bar. We headed north to a great little AirBnB cottage in Dixon. Our hosts were wonderful and brought us cookies. We hiked at Tent Rocks, Rio Grande del Norte, and Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch. I finally saw a Big Horn Sheep. In the evenings, we played Scrabble in the cottage. We visited wineries and ate green chile pizza at Mamacita's.

Back in Virginia, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at our friends' house. I made a pumpkin praline cheesecake. We hosted a birthday/chili party for our friend Mike. We went to the National Gallery of Art with my dad and had dinner afterwards at Montmartre. My obsession with embroidery continued, and I stitched until I started suffering from severe neck pain. Gravy got sick and gave us another scare. I made a video of our New Mexico trip using the 1 Second Everyday app.

DECEMBER
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December is always an extremely difficult and stressful month for me. I tried to plan ahead this year to ward off the stress and emotions, but the month ended up walloping me anyway. I painted dozens of ornaments to raise money for charities. We kicked off our last hike of the year by eating vegan donuts at Glory Doughnuts, and then we hiked the A.T. to Annapolis Rock and completed our 100 mile challenge. We popped into The Bottom Line to drink beer under the Christmas lights. I burned a lot of scented candles. I changed my hair color. We saw our eighth concert of the year - The Weepies at The State Theatre. I celebrated my birthday with friends at Miracle on 7th Street and Right Proper Brewing Company. Larry took me on a dinner date at Equinox. I hung out with the Sara/hs and drank wine, ate cheese, and laughed my face off with my oldest friends. I made cookies. I finally replaced my four-year old, nearly inoperable iPhone. I failed to send out Christmas cards for the second year in a row. I started diapering my dog who started taking out his dissatisfaction with life on our carpet. I read my 62nd book of the year. We saw Manchester by the Sea in the theater and the Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Gardens. We ate spaghetti for Christmas dinner and hung out with the dogs. As usual, Larry and I gave each other almost identical gifts. We hosted a southern-themed New Year's Eve dinner party and burned old Christmas trees in the backyard. At midnight we toasted with Alabama Slammers, lamented the future of the U.S., and talked about where we'd go in 2017...
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          Resumen europeo: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, 30 jun - 06:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          The Wireless Transparent Speakers is the best thing we seen all week   
The Wireless Transparent Speakers is the best thing we seen all week

Your home decor is about to turn a little slicker, that is if you have deep pockets for these beautiful speakers.

Created by an independent creative studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, the Wireless Transparent Speakers aren’t just eye candies.

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          American – $490: Miami – Stockholm, Sweden. Roundtrip, including all Taxes   
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          The cost of denying identity on display in powerful Swedish drama 'Sami Blood'   

Breaking away from family is more than mere teen rebellion in “Sami Blood,” an eloquent coming-of-age drama set in 1930s Sweden that revolves around a spellbinding performance by young Lene Cecilia Sparrok.

For Elle-Marja, the tough and quick-witted 14-year-old at the charged center of the film,...


          Airberlin flights to Sweden   
AIRBERLIN FLIGHTS TO SWEDEN.
          Sweden v Ukraine   
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          Compromise Among Christians – Worshiping the Orwellian State   
A new MP3 sermon from Generations Radio is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:

Title: Compromise Among Christians – Worshiping the Orwellian State
Subtitle: Worshiping the Orwellian State
Speaker: Kevin Swanson
Broadcaster: Generations Radio
Event: Current Events
Date: 6/30/2017
Length: 34 min. (64kbps)

Overview: A Christian preschool in Sweden has recently banned prayer. In this edition of the Generations radio program, Kevin and Steve address the issue of Christians compromising under the tyrannical thumb of an ungodly government. What will it take for the parents of the next generation to raise their children in the fear of God-----This program includes-----1. Generations with Kevin Swanson----2. The World View-in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus -Brits Want to Fund North-Irish Abortions, London Street Preacher Exonerated, Investigative Report on Jay Sekulow-
          Taste of the Town: DRM brings European cafe and deli to St. Charles   
ST. CHARLES – A taste of Europe that combines an inviting fast-casual restaurant with a delicatessen and a market full of imported specialties awaits at the recently opened DRM, a European cafe and deli on Route 64 just east of downtown St. Charles.

For a quick and hearty lunch serving everything from schnitzel to potato pancakes, a hot buffet is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Strudel and cheese blintzes are some of the sweet temptations, and the shop carries items from local artisan bakers and farmers.

Dan Migo’s first restaurant, which bears his initials, a former chef who has been an avid cook since childhood and who operates DRM with his wife, Joanna.

Born in Poland, he arrived in St. Charles about 30 years ago, his family sponsored by St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Migo said he opened DRM to give something back to the community he loves that would reflect his heritage and the foods he grew up with, adding he has expanded the range of cuisines beyond Poland.

“I lived in Germany and Austria,” he said. “Why not do a small intimate gathering with some little bits [that are also] German, Czech … Lithuanian.”

He said offerings extend to food from Belgium, Sweden and Denmark – describing it as all over the map, including Italy in a nod to his wife’s heritage.

“We thought originally we’d be a boutique grocery store, but … we are more of a deli lunch crowd,” Migo said. “We’re concentrating more on the deli and hot buffet lunch. We have classics and always add something different – goulash today, Polish sausage with caramelized onions and green peppers. Staples [such as] stuffed cabbage rolls, schnitzel, potato pancakes and pierogi are always available.”

The attractive restaurant section is near the large front windows, where tablecloth-clad booths and tables are set off by a wall-size photograph of the market square in the Polish city of Poznan. Patio seating with umbrellas for shade also is available.

One can order wine by the glass and beer by the bottle for consumption on the premises. In an age of local craft brewers, patrons can go back to Old World sources with selections from such countries as Germany, Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic, including a dark beer, Hirter Morchl, from Austria’s oldest brewery, founded in the 1200s.

Migo said the deli offers smoked hams, cheeses, pork loins, tenderloins and homemade sausages, as well as different meats from Germany.

“And we have common items for people who may be less adventurous,” he said. “You can get turkey, roast beef, pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.”

Lettuce wraps are available for people avoiding bread, and there are soups and salad.

Specialty items, including gluten-free baked goods, which must be ordered in advance, are available from Monika’s Organic Bakery, one of the German bakers who helps stock the pastry display.

The shop offers some staples such as flour and sugar, as well as Amish eggs and butter. A bakery delivers multigrain, pumpernickel, rye, German and whole-grain breads three times a week.

Shelves tempt appetites with imported jams; honeys; candy from Germany, Belgium, Italy and Poland; chocolate; pickled vegetables; ice cream from Lithuania and Russia; cookies; crackers; mustards; ketchups; fruit juices; herbal syrups; cooking ingredients; and numerous other edibles.

“The thing about European pastries and desserts is they are not overly sweet,” Migo said.

And apt accompaniment is a cup of espresso or other specialty coffee or tea, with a variety of syrups to customize them. DRM serves Lavazza coffee from Italy.

Music lovers can catch Mark Denney playing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

“My material is strongly rooted in Irish traditional music played on the five-string banjo and solo guitar,” Denney said in an email. “To keep things interesting, I mix up the sets with bits of light classical and pop and folk.”

With DRM, Migo said he strived to create something adventurous and completely different for the area.

DRM is located at 610 E. Main St. in St. Charles, and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 630-940-2882 or visit drmeurocafe.com.


          Scrum is Dead, Long Live Scrum   
Hi,

"The king is dead, long live the king!"
People continue to be subject to the king even though the new king may be far less of a monarch than the previous one.

I recently attended the Scrum Gathering 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden.
It was great to see some of the old faces again and its great to recharge and re-energise by talking to like-minded "agilists".

The best day by far was the Tuesday when we did Open Space. This is when you're able to vote with your feet and be involved only in those topics you're interested in.

As a Scrum Practitioner I was able to both support people new to scrum, as well as talk to other practitioners and trainers about larger issues. These issues included integrating scrum within corporate governance models, contracts for agile methods and lean initiatives across companies outside the direct software development capability.

What was disappointing but not wholly unexpected, was the considerable shift from an informal gathering of like-minded people interested in learning and sharing scrum experiences, to a commercially-oriented, brand aware business conference.

The flagrant use of corporate presentations, and the "selling" of agile products and services by consultants and trainers alike really disappointed me. Obviously, there's now some real money to be made with agile and scrum and the bandwagon is super-charged.

Ultimately, Jeff Sutherland's joint corporate presentation promoting off-shore agile teams clearly showed to me that the old Scrum is dead. If the purity of a methodology cannot be maintained at its source, and promoted as the ideal, then those compromises will filter down and out across the board.

The message at the source of a methodology, which are the scrum gatherings, should be about the "ideal" and "pursuing perfection". The open spaces then become discussions about how to overcome obstacles preventing that goal through sharing experiences.

I'm hoping that other attendees provided similar feedback that reflected the frustration with corporate presentations and the need to revert to a more intimate, open space approach for the entirety of the next gathering.

I am however resigned to the fact that commercial gain will further dilute the real value of scrum until it becomes a shadow of its former self.

Scrum is Dead, Long Live Scrum!
          Sami Blood / Film School interview with Director Amanda Kernall   
SAMI BLOOD is the debut feature from writer/director Amanda Kernell, who based their beautifully rendered film from her own grandmother's life. Set in 1930s Sweden during the pre-Nazi Eugenics movement, SAMI BLOOD follows Elle, a young indigenous Lapland girl made to feel like an inferior species when she’s subjected to indoctrination and race biology in a Swedish boarding school. Elle escapes, and in doing so is estranged from her sister, her family and her culture. SAMI BLOOD is a unique and intimate perspective on the history of the Sami people, and tells a story of oppression that resonates across borders and generations. The film features a breakthrough performance from its young lead actress Lene Cecilia Sparrok, who has never acted before and is Sami herself. She stars in the film alongside her sister Mia Sparrok. Director and writer Amanda Kernell joins us to talk about her heart wrenching story of a young woman struggling to find a place in an increasingly hostile world. 90% on RottenTomatoes For news and updates go to: sami-blood.synergetic.tv facebook.com/sameblod Los Angeles Screening: Beginning June 30, 2017 at the Laemmle Monica Film Center
          Kiss at McDonalds   
Kiss at McDonalds Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley and me at McDonalds in Sweden, after a gig.

          Sword - Discriminating wisdom   
Studying Sword may seem an anachronism in our age of frictionless surfaces, but for me has been essential in my development in life and in T'ai Chi. What we study is far from being the negatively charged image of macho hack-and-slay found in gaming and blockbusters, and also nothing like the CG-enhanced ballet of martial arts movies, fun though that can be to watch.

Throughout history, not just in Chinese culture, the sword, correctly wielded, has been the symbol par excellence of discriminating wisdom. This includes the faculty of knowing right from wrong action; cutting through lies, deceit and illusion: removing the inessential. Through meditation, insight, correct practice, contemplation, study, and hard work the mind is made to reflect the sharpness and balance of the ideal sword. Think of the ubiquitous Western figure of Justice, in her hands a sword and scales, or in all the Abrahamic cultures Solomon and his penetrating wisdom. In Buddhist images of Manjushri, transcendent wisdom is represented by his flaming sword. Think of Occam's razor, or the wrathful sword-wielding deities of Hinduism, Bon and the shamanic traditions of northern Europe, remember Arthur, Freya, Boudicca, Joan of Arc. In China the double-edged sword (Jian) was the sword of the scholar, and considered a fine art to study alongside poetry, calligraphy, literature and medicine. John Kells' teacher Dr Chi Chiang Tao had a great sword teacher - Sword Master Hsu, (there is a great photo of them in the Kobayashi Classical Sword book). In our culture currently swords and knives are rarely seen as useful and noble tools but mostly as threatening and evil weapons, used only by madmen and those with a grudge. In Sweden, for instance this is not the case at all, and young children learn the safe use and respect due to sharp blades at a very young age. Demonising swords and knives leads to recklessness, a lack of skill and unwarranted fear. It will ultimately lead to an impoverishment of the unconscious, as the rich ancient procession of images of beneficial sword-wielding archetypes, historical figures and deities seems to have entirely stalled. The side of the sword that we wish to cultivate includes restraint, sensitivity, courage and above all awareness.

You rapidly develop spatial awareness when studying sword. If you don't you get hit. Outreaching, joining, yielding, returning: the great principles - these are all brought sharply into focus when the opponent has over a metre of steel or wood pointing at your heart, even in the gentle, good natured environment of Mark's classes.

Not having grown up as a young boy, I missed out on running around with toy swords, and chose netball over archery and fencing at school. In our era there are no longer age, race, class or gender barriers to learning T'ai Chi weapons, (there certainly were in many earlier times and most places), and I recommend it to all who have a few years practice under their belt. Once, during the nine years I was teaching in Hackney, a man came along saying that he had done T'ai Chi for 5 years elsewhere and that he wanted me to teach him Sword. I said he could come along and do Long Form and Push hands for a while first, as obviously it would be entirely inappropriate for me to arm a stranger who I did not know... Needless to say his pride and haste meant I never saw him again. All the serious students of sword I have met, whether of Iaido, Western fencing, Kendo or T'ai Chi, have been peaceful and skilful people. There are some people to whom one should not teach weapons, and it is abundantly clear who they are when one first meets them. However, as we have seen far too much recently, anything can be used as a weapon: a hire car, beer bottle, kitchen knife. I wish to suggest that we rehabilitate the thoughtful and responsible study of the sword exactly as an antidote to mindlessness and explosive reactivity, both in ourselves and in the wider culture.

Just like the intellect, the sword may be used to good or bad effect. Ignoring the energy of the sword, and the place of the use of weapons generally in the long history of humans will not make them go away. I suggest that the conscious and mindful study of weapons in T'ai Chi is of great benefit physically, mentally and symbolically in the inner life of the practitioner.
          An Automated Car System for Edinburgh   
An Automated Car System for Edinburgh Vision By 2018 electric driverless cars (Autonomous Vehicles or AV) will have been thoroughly tested and will be available on the market. With the right policies in place, Edinburgh could be the first modern city in the world to solve its mobility needs with a fleet of continuously moving automated vehicles seamlessly linked into mass public transport in real time, coordinated by a city wide transport communication system. Autonomous vehicles would offer Scotland’s capital economic, environmental and safety benefits. Electric Cars This year, 2017, electric cars will be able to compete on performance and price with traditional petrol cars on the market. GM and Tesla are bringing out electric cars at £20,000. There are over a dozen car companies[1] competing to produce electric cars, including Volkswagen, Geely Group, BMW, BYD, Ford, Tesla, Toyota, General Motors, Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan. This disruptive technology will transform the automobile industry, eventually making fossil fuel cars obsolete. Driverless Technology In 2018 a number of other companies—including Google, QNX, Delphi, Cisco, Continental, Covisint, Codha, Autotalks, Mobileye and Nvidia—will introduce driverless car technology[2]. Driverless cars are already allowed on the road in three US states (California, Nevada and Florida), while Sweden is planning a large-scale trial in 2017. Competition looks set to create a buyers market. Consumer Attitudes Car ownership is becoming less popular in major cities, particularly among the young who do not want to pay for or manage their own car. Research by Deloitte shows that car ownership is increasingly making less sense to many people, especially in urban areas. They say that individuals are finding it difficult to justify tying up capital in an under-utilised asset that stays idle for 22 hours every day. As more people move to the city[3] the amount they drive each year falls and at some point it no longer makes financial sense to own a car. 62% of young professionals in the UK would consider using a driverless car in research conducted by Catapult. Generation Y in the survey by Deloittes found that 25% would not purchase a car, and they were 3 times more likely to get rid of a car if costs rose. And a staggering 50% preferred to use greener fuel, that is, non oil-based fuel. It should be noted that these surveys were undertaken before most people have had a chance to experience driverless cars. Recently a global survey from Leaseplan has shown that almost 8 out of 10 respondents in the UK would be comfortable being a passenger in a driverless car. How Could Edinburgh Benefit? Creating a city owned fleet of Autonomous Vehicles in Edinburgh would mean being able to summon a driverless car from our phone whenever we need one, and have it arrive within a short space of time (possibly 5 minutes). It would relieve car owners of all of the responsibilities, costs, and demands that come with traditional car ownership. Are people ready for this change? The electric cars transformational technology will ensure that they replace the fossil fuel cars. And if we allow only the consumer market to determine the response to driverless technology, then fleet owners like Uber will expand while private car ownership will shrink[4] as city dwellers become less inclined to purchase their own cars. Thus change would happen slowly and the most promising and important benefits to the environment and Public Safety will either be missed out on or delayed substantially. There is a strong case for the city to be proactive in a quest to gain the full benefits of this technology. The city can only reap the full benefits if it responds to this opportunity as a community and provides Autonomous Vehicles as a city service. How an Autonomous Vehicle Scheme for Edinburgh Might Work The cars would be networked together, communicating information about their position, speed, traffic and hazards around them. A customer would summon the car, which would take the customer where she or he wanted to go. The recharging, cleaning and maintenance of the cars would be managed centrally by the council. The cars would not always stop at junctions, because the communication technology between cars known as Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication would signal if no traffic were approaching. The traffic management system would keep cars moving, finding the best routes and it would be linked to a Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications system that informs the cars and passengers of factors that relate to its efficient operation, including integrating with mass transport systems, such as our busses, trams and rail services. This integrated system of transportation will be fully automated and operate at fiber optic speed, thus reduce traffic congestion, accidents and emissions all for a lower cost than the current transport system. We are also trying to answer specific questions on how it will work in our Q & A section. Benefits The move to Autonomous Vehicles in Edinburgh would significantly reduce air pollution and our contribution to global warming. It would provide a less expensive mobility service for all our community. Congestion would be significantly diminished; journey times would shrink. Edinburgh as a tourist destination would be enhanced as visitors to our city would find it easier to navigate. Other lesser benefits are listed in the pros and cons section. More important will be the improvement in road safety. More than 10 children are seriously injured or killed on Edinburgh’s roads every year. We could consign these tragic statistics to history. No cars will be parked in the city for extended periods of time. Enough cars will be kept in circulation to serve demand at any point in time, while surplus cars to demand will simply return to storage areas on the outskirts of the city. There would be no need for the concrete wastelands and lifeless ugly parking garages that now occupy otherwise productive space. The roadsides of residential streets that serve as the parking places in Edinburgh will be freed up. (Remember most of our cars are idle for 22 hours a day.) As the cars disappear they will make way for more
          THE LURKING FEAR posta primeiro single de "Out Of The Voiceless Grave"   

E para saciar a sede dos deathbangers está disponível o primeiro single do debut album dos suecos da THE LURKING FEAR! Ouça abaixo 'Vortex Spawn':


O disco "Out Of The Voiceless Grave" será lançado no dia 11 de agosto de 2017 via Century Media. Já está disponível a pré-venda no link: https://smarturl.it/LurkingFearCMDistro

A gravação de "Out Of The Voiceless Grave" foi realizada no Welfare Sounds em Gotemburgo, na Suécia. A capa foi assinada por Stefan Thanneur (Repulsion, Svart Crown, Dirge).

Confira o tracklist:
01. Out Of The Voiceless Grave
02. Vortex Spawn
03. The Starving Gods Of Old
04. The Infernal Dread
05. With Death Engraved In Their Bones
06. Upon Black Winds
07. Teeth Of The Dark Plains
08. The Cold Jaws Of Death
09. Tongued With Foul Flames
10. Winged Death
11. Tentacles Of Blackened Horror
12. Beneath Menacing Sands

O primeiro lançamento da THE LURKING FEAR foi o 7"EP autointitulado, ouça a faixa "The Infernal Dread" clicando AQUI.

A line-up da THE LURKING FEAR é:
Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) - Vocals
Jonas Stålhammar (THE CROWN) - Guitar
Fredrik Wallenberg (SKITSYSTEM) - Guitar
Andreas Axelsson (DISFEAR, TORMENTED, EDGE OF SANITY) – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) – Drums


          On route   
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          Avocet reflection   
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          Cornflower and Baldr's brow   
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Blåklint (Cyanus segetum) and   Baldersbrå (Tripleurospermum perforatum)
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