#41220: Comment meta is saving after the notification email   

I am trying to send the custom fields data for comments in the mail. But it is not possible bcoz comment meta is saved after the notification is sent to the admin.

I am using

<?php
apply_filters( 'comment_notification_text', $notify_message, $comment->comment_ID );

to modify comment notification mails.


          #32422: add_menu_page() returns incorrect $hookname when using plugin filename as $menu_slug   

When using add_menu_page() and add_submenu_page() with filenames in the $menu_slug parameter, the resulting hookname does not match the expected do_action('load-' …) hookname.

In the following examples the expected hookname from do_action( 'load-' . $plugin_page ); (in wp-admin/admin.php) is: load-myplugin/admin/resources.php. However, the hookname returned by $hookname = get_plugin_page_hookname( $menu_slug, $parent_slug); (from add_submenu_page() in wp-admin/includes/plugin.php) is myplugin_page_myplugin/admin/resources.

The result is, this code does not work:

$hookname = add_submenu_page("myplugin/dashboard.php", 'Resources', 'Resources', 'edit_pages', "myplugin/resources.php");
add_action($hookname, 'add_resources_options' );
function add_resources_options() {
    add_screen_option('per_page', array(
        'label' => 'Resources',
        'default' => 10,
        'option' => 'resources_per_page'
    ));
}

However, the hooknames do match when using add_menu_page() and add_submenu_page() with a callback slugname. This code works (notice only the first line has been changed to use callback slugs instead of filename slugs):

$hookname = add_submenu_page('dashboard', 'Resources', 'Resources', 'edit_pages', 'myresources', 'myresources');
add_action($hookname, 'add_resources_options' );
function add_resources_options() {
    add_screen_option('per_page', array(
        'label' => 'Resources',
        'default' => 10,
        'option' => 'resources_per_page'
    ));
}

The solution is either:

  • Modify function get_plugin_page_hookname() … to return a hookname that is caught by do_action( 'load-' . $plugin_page );.
  • Or modify do_action( 'load-' . $plugin_page ); to use the hookname currently returned by get_plugin_page_hookname().

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          जीएसटी को राष्ट्रपति ने बताया – भारत की बुद्धिमता का पुरस्कार और पीएम मोदी ने ‘गुड एंड सिंपल टैक्स’   

जीएसटी यानी गुड्स एंड सर्विस टैक्स (वस्तु एवं सेवा कर) 30 जून की मध्यरात्रि से देश भर (जम्मू-कश्मीर को छोड़कर) में लागू हो चुका है. इसके तहत 20 लाख तक का व्यापार करने वालों को जीएसटी से मुक्ति मिलेगी. इस मौके पर राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी ने सेंट्रल हाल में अपने संबोधन में कहा ”मुझे भरोसा था कि जीएसटी […]

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          El lujo de los Hawks   

La tecnología pisa fuerte en la NBA y sobre todo en sus estadios, que cada día cuentan con mejor conectividad y comodidades para sus fanáticos. Sin embargo, los Hawks fueron un poco más allá de eso: le agregaron un toque cultural característico de Atlanta al Phillips Arena, donde hacen de local.

La remodelación del estadio traerá grandes modificaciones: [SUB]una peluquería sobre las gradas con vistas a la cancha[/SUB], propiedad del rapero Killer Mike, habitaciones con simuladores de ProGolf para que los fanáticos se entretengan, innovadores salones para la prensa y[SUB] hasta un bar al lado del campo de juego[/SUB].

Todos estos cambios costarán un total de 192.5 millones de dólares a la franquicia, que contará con el apoyo de distintas empresas. Además, deberán aportar 50 millones al estado de Georgia por la obra. Además, para la aprobación de las remodelaciones, [SUB]los Hawks debieron firmar un contrato de alquiler hasta 2048 [/SUB]con los dueños del establecimiento.



          DEPENDIENTE/A CON CONOCIMIENTOS DE MODISTA - Wooorker - Santander, Cantabria   
Busca dependiente/a de tienda con conocimientos de modista y atención al público.Jornada completa de lunes a sábado. Tienda de ropa multimarca de señora....
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          DEPENDIENTA - ROSA CLARÁ GROUP - Murcia, Murcia   
Valorable conocimientos de modista, patronista y experiencia en la gestión de la venta personalizada (Boutique) con una excelente atención al cliente....
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          Modisto/a - SILVIA NAVARRO, SL - Alicante, Alicante   
En *Silvia Navarro* , buscamos *modista/costurera* por ampliación de nuestro taller en Alicante. Especializada en alta costura. Se requiere experiencia en
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          modista - gala nupcial - Alcalá de Henares, Madrid   
fundamentalmente saber coser y saber probar vestidos de fiesta y novia Tipo de puesto: Temporal Sueldo: 820,00€ 820€ al mes
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          Modisto/a - MC CLOTHESLINE - Ordes, A Coruña   
Se necesita *modisto/a* a media jormada para establecimento de moda de ceremonia. Imprescindible: Ciclo Superior de FP de Confección y Moda. _*Condiciones*_
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          Acabados de mano - CONFECCIONS MOZA - Arteixo, A Coruña   
Se precisa modista/o para acabados de mano en Arteixo de Lunes a Viernes de 8 de la mañana a 4:30 de la tarde. Incorporación inmediata. Ofrecemos salario
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          Máquina Plana - CONFECCIONS MOZA - Arteixo, A Coruña   
Se precisa modista/o para máquina plana en Arteixo de Lunes a Viernes de 8 de la mañana a 4:30 de la tarde. Incorporación inmediata. Ofrecemos salario
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          MODISTAS PARA TRABAJAR DESDE CASA - La yaya costurera - Barcelona, Barcelona   
La yaya costurera busca modistas y sastres para trabajar desde casa o su propio taller....
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          MODISTAS Y SASTRES - La yaya costurera - Barcelona, Barcelona   
La yaya costurera busca modistas con experiencia en arreglos de ropa para atender al cliente y confeccionar los arreglos de la propia tienda....
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          Asesora de Ventas (Dependienta) - ROSA CLARÁ GROUP - Barcelona, Barcelona   
Valorable conocimientos de modista, patronista y experiencia en la gestión de la venta personalizada (Boutique) con una excelente atención al cliente....
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          MODISTAS PARA TIENDAS DE ARREGLOS DE ROPA - La yaya costurera - Barcelona, Barcelona   
La yaya costurera busca modistas con experiencia en arreglos de ropa para atender al cliente y confeccionar los arreglos de la propia tienda....
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          Asesora de Ventas (Dependienta) - 20 Horas - ROSA CLARÁ GROUP - Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa   
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          Modista costurera - Sara Lage Atelier - Lugo, Lugo   
Se necesita modista con conocimientos en costura y montaje de prendas para alta costura, novia y ceremonia. Tendrá que ser una persona organizada, cuidadosa y...
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          MODISTAS PARA TIENDA DE ARREGLOS DE ROPA - MOLINS DE REI - La yaya costurera - Molins de Rei, Barcelona   
La yaya costurera busca modistas con experiencia en arreglos de ropa para atender al cliente y confeccionar los arreglos de la propia tienda....
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          MODISTAS PARA TIENDA DE ARREGLOS - MOLINS DE REI - La yaya costurera - Molins de Rei, Barcelona   
La yaya costurera busca modistas con experiencia en arreglos de ropa para atender al cliente y confeccionar los arreglos de la propia tienda....
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          Modisto/a - Murcia, Murcia   
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          Modisto/a de novias y comuniones - Murcia, Murcia   
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          Costurera Modista Maquinista - Madrid, Madrid   
Confección medida y ‘pret-a-porter’ de todo tipo de prendas con acabados de alta calidad (prendas de interior y exterior, de vestir y de calle). Realización
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          Modista, Costurera, Modelista - Madrid, Madrid   
Buscamos modista-modelista con experiencia acreditada para montar prototipos de todo tipo de prendas de vestir de señora incluidas prendas de manga (chaquetas
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          Truck Driver CDL BULK Hauler - Brady Trucking - Normal, IL   
Drive to transport bulk commodities OTR to industrial, AG, and food grade customers. Based in Normal, Illinois Brady Trucking OTR is family-owned and built ‘By... $75,000 a year
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          152 Austin Blvd Mt. Pleasant Township, PA 15610 - $173000   
Lovely Brick Ranch on back country road just minutes to the Donegal Turnpike exit. Sitting on an acre this home has some very attractive features including a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom, fenced in back yard, detached 3 car garage with additional 4th bay, which could be converted into a barn, full basement for storage, and much more. The 3rd bedroom was used as an in-law suite and could easily be converted back or modified into a master suite. The back deck leading out to the swimming pool is private and relaxing. This home offers many options and is located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands.
          Commentaires sur Branchez votre Synology en USB à votre chaîne Hi-Fi et pilotez votre musique depuis votre tablette avec DS Audio par Eric   
Bonjour Ozanne, le tuto est très clair, mais j'ai un problème sur lequel je m'arrache les cheveux: bien que j'ai bien vérifié mes droits d'écriture sur le dossier Music (par défaut) et l'appli Audio Station, je ne peux modifier mes privilèges Rendu USB/DLNA dans Audio-Station, indispensable pour que le système fonctionne, selon Synology. Je ne peux pas activer la case à cocher tous users ni les cases user par user: tous users est non cochée, et les deux users (moi et admistrator) sont barrés d'un trait, au lieu d'une flèche vers le bas. Une idée? Merci, E.
          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
UNDER DESIGNATED SUPERVISION, DISMANTLES, REPAIRS, RELOCATES, MODIFIES, MAINTAINS, ALIGNS, AND INSTALLS SECTIONS OF CONVEYOR SYSTEMS AND OTHER RELATED... $19.63 an hour
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          How can I verify the CloudFormation changes before deployment?   

@kitsunde wrote:

Serverless just decided to drop all but one DynamoDB table, how can I check what modifications it's planning on making before I run deploy?

As far as I can tell there's no --dryrun on serverless deploy and I can't find an option to output the CloudFormation json.

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          Machinist - J. Josephson - South Hackensack, NJ   
Participate in new equipment, modifications or special projects Machine parts to specification using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers and...
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          UC Wish List: Drupal 8 Roadmap   

Goals and Implementation overview

Listed below are the goals and deliverables for the Google Summer of Code 2017 project Porting UC wishlist to Drupal 8:

Phase 1:

  1. Add administrator wish list settings:
    • The feature makes use of the Form API for the creation and implementation of the above functionalities. The Form function has to be refactored to the FormStateInterface function.
    • The Configuration API provides a central location to store configuration details of the above components, particularly Drupal::config()→get() & Drupal::config()→set(), to store the involved variables.
    • The global theme variables have to be replaced by the active theme object.
  2. Enable ‘Add to Cart’ and ‘Add to wishlist
    • Enables the user to add items (products) either to the cart or to a particular wishlist based upon requirement. Also, this feature enables to add particular items to the cart present in specific wishlists.
    • This feature would be implemented using the Hook functions in Drupal. Considering adding items to cart, the function uc_cart_add_item() would be used. This button would be accessible on the user’s wish list only if product is not out of stock. To check that we would use uc_stock module uc_product_exist.
    • For adding items to a wishlist, we would use the Hook function uc_wishlist_add_to_wishlist_submit and delivery to orders will add item to wishlist and redirect the page.
    • Implement hook_form_validation to add validation to the uc_cart_view_form.

Phase 2:

  1. Allowing a user to view/update wishlist:
    • This functionality enables the user to view the contents of a specific wish list, modify it according to the options available and add to cart the required items.
    • The callback: uc_wishlist_user_display is implemented for user authorization
    • The callback: uc_wishlist_display($wid, $mode) is utilised under the function uc_wishlist_view_form to check for required permissions and private checkboxes.
    • The Theme API is used to arrange the created forms in the resulting page. The Renderable Array System has to be applied to improve the grouping of items.
  2. Option to email wishlist to others:’ features:
    • This feature would enable users or wish list owners to share any wish list with other users or potential customers by emailing it to the respective user.
    • The Email subject, Email recipients & Email message properties are defined in an appropriate hook_mail implementation.
    • The Form API and Database API would be used for the creation, submission & validation of the wish list email and to provide a structured interface for the dynamic construction of queries to implement the above functionality.
    • Conversion of D7 Hook functions to D8 APIs involving Routes, to define the path to controllers (page callbacks in D7) or to create tabs and/or contextual links. Email address of an user is verified through the Data Common API.
    • The Renderable Array System has to be applied to improve the grouping of form items. The email could be sent by using Mail Manager using public function MailManager::mail.

Phase 3:

  1. Enable 'Search Wishlist' functionality:
    • Allows user to search a specific wish list with a purpose to access/modify it.
    • This functionality would make use of the Form and Search APIs for executing a functional and effective search.
    1. Add User wish list settings:
      • This functionality specifically allows the user to implement certain modifications for any specific wishlist.
      • This feature is implemented by creating a table for the required wish list settings using the Form and Database APIs.
      • The mandatory fields, including User, Title, Expiration Date & Status are created using Field API and the Hook functions hook_field_settings_form & hook_field_widget_form. The Configuration API would be used to configure the fields.
      • db_select is implemented with a Join to join/combine with another table containing relevant information.
      • The Renderable Array system would be applied to improve the grouping of the contents. The Field Theme System would be configured.

    Documentation

    References:


              ""If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down"." - Charles Darwin   
    ""If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down"." - Charles Darwin
              Commodity Buyer- CA - Draexlmaier - Livermore, CA   
    Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations - products that enhance your driving
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              The Pecha Kucha Experiment   

    When I first heard about the modified Pecha Kucha exercise that I was invited to participated in (see Pecha Kucha on Summer Vacation) I wondered “what kind of nonsense is this?”. I first had to look on Wikipedia to figure out what it was. I’m not one for gimmicks, and this seemed like a gimmick. . . . → Read More: The Pecha Kucha Experiment

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              The Clarke Boland Big Band is "All Smiles"   
    © -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


    Georges Paczynski, the author of the immensely important, Une Histoire de la Batterie de Jazz, which won the “Prix Charles Delauney 2000,” offered this succinct, background information about the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band:

    “The C.B.B.B. - The Clarke Boland Big Band - was formed in 1962 through the efforts of Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke. The pianist and the drummer wanted lo form a European orchestra whose sound would be instantly recognizable.

    After recording in Cologne on May 18 and 19, 1961. with a smaller group - Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland (The Golden Eight) - the two leaders decided to put together a bigger band, and on December 13. 1961, the recording of Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland ("Jazz is Universal") took place. Among the thirteen musicians were the future mainstays of the band: the American trumpeter Benny Bailey, the English alto sax player Derek Humble, and the trombone player from Sweden, Aake Persson. After the success of this disc, the decision was made to increase the band even further; on January 25. 26 and 27. 1963 the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band recorded in Cologne with 21 musicians. Throughout its career, the band never included less than 12 nationalities.

    The personalities of the two leaders. Kenny and Francy. were directly opposite of those of the legendary big band leaders, iron-fisted megalomaniacs like Buddy Rich or Benny Goodman. Not only did Francy write the arrangements for a given instrument, but in thinking of a particular musician in the band, and composed according to the sound, phrasing and style of the individual. Team spirit reigned in the C.B.B.B. Each musician was aware of his importance in creating a good ensemble sound.

    The name of Kenny Clarke is definitively associated with the birth of bop drumming. Following in the footsteps of Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett. it is to him that we owe the fact that still today the rhythm is played on the ride cymbal, with snare drum/bass drum punctuations. Jazz lovers see Kenny primarily as a small group drummer, forgetting that he was also a great big band drummer [check out Kenny’s playing in Dizzy Gillespie’s first big band in the 1940’s].

    Drummer/leaders have existed from the earliest times in jazz. After "Papa Jack" Laine. there were Ben Pollack. Chick Webb, Gene Krupa. Buddy Rich, Don Lamond. Mel Lewis... the list (and the beat) goes on. The C.B.B.B. is situated in the grand traditions of the big bands. The basic musical concept was of a rhythmic foundation on which the entire orchestra reposed. Here the role of the drummer is clearly vital; along with the bassist, he plays throughout the piece, and is both accompanist and soloist.

    But this key role is not without its disadvantages; the drummer has incomparably less freedom than in a small group. He has to memorize the arrangement, playing strictly what has already been laid down, while still leaving room for improvised fills. Some famous drummers have never succeeded in imposing such discipline on themselves. Others have adapted magnificently to it. Such was the case with Kenny, who was able to play with what I will call "controlled madness". In the big band, he played with a big band drummer's phrasing - unlike, for example. Mel Lewis, who in a big band setting performed with exactly the same vocabulary as in a quartet. ...

    Running a big band poses all kinds of difficulties, financial and organizational among others. The C.B.B.B. lasted 11 years, and broke up in 1973. It was in no sense a revolutionary band, but there was within it a fundamental and precious element: an intense love of playing. Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke had the great merit of believing that the formation of a European jazz orchestra was possible, despite the supposedly insurmountable obstacles. They believed... and they were right... and we now reap the benefit.”

    Georges overview of the Clarke Boland Big Band - known to its many fans as the CBBB - assumes a new relevance with the CD reissue with enhanced audio quality of one of its later recordings on MPS - The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - “ALL SMILES."


    Mike Bloom Media Relations PROMOTION SHEET offers the following details:


    RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2017

    Artist: The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
    Title: ALL SMILES
    Artists: Trumpets: B. Bailey, I. Sulieman, J. Deuchar, S.
    Gray Trombones: A. Persson, N. Peck, E. v. Lier
    Saxophones: D. Humble, J. Griffin, R. Scott, T. Coe, S.
    Shihab Piano: F. Boland Bass: J. Woode Drums: K. Clarke
    Vibes: D. Pike

    Format: 1CD- Digipac
    Cat. No.: 0211956MSW
    PPD:7,49EUR~PC:ACR
    Barcode: 4029759119562

    TRACKLIST
    1. Let's Face The Music And Dance - 3:23
    2. I'm All Smiles-3:25
    3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:03
    4. I'm Glad There Is You-3:29
    5. Get Out Of Town-4:47
    6. By Strauss-3:35
    7. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:16
    8. GLoria-4:21
    9. Sweet And Lovely - 3:36
    10. High School Cadets - 2:05


    ABOUT THIS RECORD - by Stefan Franzen [translated by Martin Cook]

    “Without ever making concessions to the trend of the moment, the Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band was the embodiment of the timeless art of the jazz orchestra. Its play was proof positive that a jazz big band compiled of top-flite musicians from both sides of the Atlantic could take off and soar. Regarded as the most important big band outside of the US, this bi-continental orchestra recorded over two dozen albums, close to a third of these under the SABA and MRS labels. Recorded in May, 1968, All Smiles was one of the Bands highpoints. The album exhibits a style that became synonymous with this US-European enterprise: it not only swung it was the perfect vehicle for Bolands sophisticated modern arrangements. Trumpeters Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott, as well as special guest vibraphonist Dave Pike are some of the jazz giants among the soloists in this 17-man combo who turn out some masterly short portraits. From the fleet-footed waltz I’m All Smiles to the bluesy party piece, By Strauss and the sensuous theme from Gloria, the journey continues on through to the furious John Phillip Sousa finale, High School Cadets. Preferring varicolored intricacy over massive walls of sound, The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band stood up against the constant flow of momentary fads, remaining true to the inventive tradition of the great big bands.”

    Original Liner Notes - by Manfred Miller

    [Warning these have some syntactical and grammatical challenges for native speakers of English. I decided to represent them in their original translation as I do not speak enough German to attempt my own.]

    The one window is open. Hubbub comes up from the street and into the room that is in Cologne's elegant Hohe Strasse/High Street (no thoroughfare!) on the first floor above the branch of some bank. The large, plain writing-table hides itself under paper. Telegrams, notes, contracts, excerpts pile up to several layers. Two of the three phones at least are constantly in operation. On the second table, in a corner, there, too, is scarcely a spot left for an ash-tray. Sheets of notes, a bunch of newspapers, at least ten tape boxes. If a film chose to feature a manager's office like that everybody would laugh at the cliche of overburdening.

    The man who hired this room does work hard. It is not that sort of work, however, which the German treasury of proverbs has always rated higher than fun. The man offers his latest product music. Powerfully swinging, precise, intelligent music, music that interests head and feet and everything in between. “All Smiles" is going to be the title of the new Clarke-Boland Big Band album. The man has to shout to make that understood. The two loudspeakers are turned on to the limits of their capacity. The one window is still open...

    Gigi Campi never listens to his tapes quietly. An American trombonist, who for some time belonged to the CBBB, once complained. "Funny band. No dynamics", to the protest of his colleague Nat Peck "Yes there are! One is loud, the other is louder..." An exaggerated sentence, no doubt. Yet like every good exaggeration it catches some truth. The CBBB does not play for self-forgetting, absorbed listeners. If it provokes self-forgetfulness, it is that of rhythmical ecstasy. The CBBB does not know the charms of the morbid. This is hopelessly sound and optimistic music. All Smiles.

    The Clarke-Boland guys stand for Ellington's fundamental truth: "It don't mean a thing..." It is not by chance that this band plays with two drummers - as if Klook Clarke alone were not a deuce of a swinger. Once his near namemate Kenny Clare acted as a substitute for Clarke who was prevented from making a date. The Clarke indemnification thrilled the band, he was invited to the next session. Klook personally persuaded the English studio musician to become a constant member with the CBBB - as a percussionist.

    "Then there was one number", Clare reports, "a Turkish march thing on which I played snare drum. On the playback it sounded pretty good together, just like one drummer. There were some talks. The next time would I bring my drums along, too? Let's see, if it works with both of us playing together. It worked."

    Indeed, Clarke and Clare together play like one musician; only that one musician alone could never realise all they play together. Clare: "There are many who would like to get that springy kind of beat Klook gets. I would, too. When I'm with him I can play that way without even thinking about it. As soon as I'm away from him I can't do it anymore. Strange. I have yet to figure it out." Whatsoever may be the key to this secret - the result is a fabulous co-ordination of the two drummers. The first piece - LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE - is an example of this. The fills Klook on the snare drum (for stereo listeners left channel) and Clare on the bass drum do in concert seem as if sprung up from one and the same feeling; and a swinging feeling into the bargain.

    It would be wrong, however, to list the CBBB simply under the rubric "powerhouse.” The co-leader, arranger, and pianist Francy Boland has too many ideas for that. You will never catch upon Boland copying simple riffs nor - as the legend goes - exercising. SWEET AND LOVELY forces out of the standard melody continually fresh versions, new harmonic nuances and shades of sound, variations in a strict sense (into which Johnny Griffin excellently joins with a concentrated solo citing motives from the theme once and again): that is - also - an intellectual delight. As the British musical journalist Kenny Graham noted, Francy Boland does not care for trends. Harmonically scored choruses for the reed section have become rare in jazz. Yet Francy dedicates an entire number to the saxophones and with numbers such as YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, GET OUT OF TOWN and WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE shows what other arrangers do not care to miss.

    Certainly who besides Boland disposes of such a reed section? The musicians of the CBBB do not know a comparison to Derek Humble's lead alto that is relaxed and vigorous at once, and ever riding the tip of the beat wave - they give a tired shrug even to the most renowned names. Each of the three tenor saxophonists takes a fine solo - "Li'l Giant" Griffin justifies his nickname time and again. Ronnie Scott blows a virile and straight solo in Gershwin's homage to the king of waltz BY STRAUSS. Tony Coe tells of Dame GLORIA'S merits with rhapsodic vehemence (,,a masterpiece", says Gigi Campi): and Sahib Shihab, who in the Barbara-Streisand-title I'M ALL SMILES solos on flute, is “the outstanding baritone saxophonist of modern jazz" according to Joachim Ernst Berendt. Each of the five reed men is himself a star with a distinguished style of his own, and yet jointly they make up a homogenous and disciplined section. Whosoever generated the rumour that precision and musical temperament were exclusive to one another; he has to be refuted by these five musicians.

    And the same applies to the other sections. Benny Bailey, the brilliant, willful lead trumpeter, blows the delicately musical flugelhorn solo in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU. Cole Porter's GET OUT OF TOWN is meant for Jimmy Deuchar's elegant trumpet and for Ake Persson's powerful trombone-Idrees Sulieman, who in the Clarke-Boland combos mostly comes out with untamed attacca and splendid bop phrases, shows off a different side now: a simple melodic lead and a warm tone in LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE and in the standard ballad of WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE, from which he chooses the first few bars to set out a well-controlled improvisation that does not waste a note.

    To those who are still in the dark the Sousa-march HIGH SCHOOL CADETS tells what is the matter with the CBBB. That drives on straight away like - well, no: a steam roller is not likely to go so easily at 250 km/h. You had better not try to sit still to these pieces: Let's face the music and dance. Still one thing to tell you: perhaps you really ought to shut that window now.”

    TO EVERY AGE ITS SOUND by Dirk Sommer, reissue producer [Translated by Martin Cook]

    Yes, we have worked on the sound of the music that was stored on tapes, some of which are over 40 years old, before they were transferred to the lacquers that are used for the vinyl record production. In the music business this is commonly known as remastering. However, it says nothing about how intensively and with what a sense of purpose mastering engineer Christoph Stickel and I have worked on modifying and improving the sound of the original tapes. Of course as with any LP that appears in the triple-a-series, all the procedures took place using only the finest analogue equipment. As the headline - modeled after the Vienna Secession movement's motto: 'to every age its art' - already indicates, every period has its own typical sound esthetic. We felt that fitting the MPS records to the way recordings sound today would be a sort of sacrilege. As a result, we have simply redressed a couple of traces of aging as well as small inconsistencies in the sound that, because of the technological limitations of that time, were not optimally dealt with on the original recordings. So enjoy some of the most exciting jazz albums of the 1970's and 80's the way they originally sounded - despite or because of our remasterings!”

    The following video features the CBBB on Get Out of Town:



              مشروع انترو كتاب ثري دي لعرض الصور والفيديو | CS5.5 فأعلى   

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              Favalias 0.8.7 available!   

    Summary of changes in version 0.8.7 :

    - Added "graburl" addin in Utilities. Useful to launch splitted URLs : copy the multiline URL with ctrl-C and type graburl in Favalias.
    - Added support for smart clients (online/offline support) and added aliases for sellsbrothers' smart clients ; you can launch a smart client with : "smart url" (url points to the exe, for example, "http://www.sellsbrothers.com/tools/FormatDesigner.exe")
    - added SoundEffect function to Common Utilities for use by all skins (see ArmyMenSkin or SmileySkin projects for sample).
    - added Play Skin Sounds checkbox to preferences screen. Sounds are turned on by default but can be turned off by unchecking this new checkbox.
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    - Added InternetConnected method to the Utilities class to check the availability of the internet connection
    - Added source code to GotDotNet workspaces (http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/Workspaces/workspace.aspx?id=5d557a5a-9f76-41d7-89b0-0835877e9b53).
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              Favalias 0.6 available   

    - You can use Favalias as a calculator since google has a new calculator function, so you can "evaluate math expressions (5+2*2, 2^20, sine(30 degrees), e^(i pi)+1), units of measure and conversions (100 miles in kilometers, 160 pounds * 4000 feet in Calories), and physical constants (1 a.u./c, G*mass, earth/radius of earth^2). You can also experiment with other numbering systems, including hexadecimal and binary (0x1A in decimal)".
    - Change CommandLineParser to support ArrayList fields (so multiple arguments), and fix some bugs (optional parameters, default values, use of ":"...)
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              PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST-ED - Access/ED - Casual - Varied   
    Posted on: 2017-07-01

    Responsible for interacting with patients, payers and providers to gather information necessary for accurate registration including assigning of appropriate Medical Record Number, referral/authorization, point of service payment collection, document collection and arrival/check-in functions. Receives and routes messages received in the department appropriately as well as manages customer billing and payment inquires as needed. Effectively manages the patient check-in and check-out process from start to finish, which includes identification verification; updating or confirming demographic and insurance information on every patient; ensuring appropriate forms are provided, signed and witnessed at the time of the patient visit; verifying coverage including benefits, authorization, pre-determination, payer specific policy exclusions or limitations to coverage, collecting any patient responsibility and accurately preparing end of day reporting or payment reconciliation as needed.

     

    Assisting patients with HPE eligibility, discussing payment arrangement options including financial assistance information, providing price estimates. Regularly displays a proactive approach to customer service by listening to the patient, taking ownership of solutions and is able to accurately identify the need to involve leadership in order to resolve concerns. Acts as a member of the patient care team by supporting the clinical care staff in the care of the patient.

    Required Experience/Specialized Skills: Minimum 1 year experience in a medical front office and/or business medical office position. Experience with commercial and government health insurance and billing guidelines.  
     
    Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of computer applications, excellent mathematical skills and ability to handle monies. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills; innovative with ability to identify and solve problems. Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines.


    Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: 2 or more years experience in a medical front office and/or business medical office position.
     Knowledge of medical terminology, ACA requirements, understanding of DRG's, Medical ICD9/ICD10 codes and CPT/HCPC Codes and Modifiers.

    Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

    Job: Access / Business Services

    Primary Location : Southern San Diego County-CHULA VISTA-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

    Organization : 435 H STREET

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              PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST - Patient Financials - Full-Time Varied   
    Posted on: 2017-07-01

    Responsible for interacting with patients, payers and providers to gather information necessary for accurate registration including assigning of appropriate Medical Record Number, scheduling/re-scheduling, referral/authorization, point of service payment collection, document collection and arrival/check-in functions. Receives and routes messages received in the department appropriately as well as manages customer billing and payment inquires as needed. Effectively manages the patient check-in and check-out process from start to finish, which includes identification verification; updating or confirming demographic and insurance information on every patient; ensuring appropriate forms are provided, signed and witnessed at the time of the patient visit; verifying coverage including benefits, authorization, pre-determination, payer specific policy exclusions or limitations to coverage, collecting any patient responsibility and accurately preparing end of day reporting or payment reconciliation as needed. Assisting patients with HPE eligibility, discussing payment arrangement options including financial assistance information, providing price estimates. Responsible for accurately scheduling and re-scheduling patient appointments. Successful scheduling includes, but not limited to, exhibiting proficiency in appointment scheduling procedures, accurate documentation and routing of messages, scheduling and confirming appointments according to practice guidelines, entering appropriate insurance, initiating authorizations and referrals, performing Key User duties with minimal errors. May coordinate scheduling, meeting and travel planning needs, department communication as needed. May assist in gathering necessary reports, statistics, outcomes for the department as needed. Regularly displays a proactive approach to customer service by listening to the patient, taking ownership of solutions and is able to accurately identify the need to involve leadership in order to resolve concerns.

    Required Experience/Specialized Skills: Minimum 1 year experience in a front office and/or business medical office position. Experience with commercial and government health insurance and billing guidelines.  

     

    Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of computer applications, excellent mathematical skills and ability to handle monies. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills; innovative with ability to identify and solve problems. Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines.

    Required Education/Course(s)/Training:High School graduate or equivalent

    Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: 2 or more years experience in a front office and/or business medical office position.
     Knowledge of medical terminology, ACA requirements, understanding of DRG's, Medical ICD9/ICD10 codes and CPT/HCPC Codes and Modifiers.

    Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



    Job: Access / Business Services

    Primary Location : Southern San Diego County-CHULA VISTA-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

    Organization : 435 H STREET

    Job Posting :

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              SUPERVISOR, MEDICAL CODING - Business Services Admin - Full Time - Day   
    Posted on: 2017-07-01

    Performs a variety of medical specialty based charge capture and/or coding functions (entering charges, reviewing and resolving coding edits, adding/removing modifiers, validating medical necessity, appropriately selecting the correct codes (ICD9/ICD10, CPT/HCPCS add modifiers), ensuring completeness of clinical documentation supports medical billing, performs partial/full record abstraction of charges and other medical coding or charge capture related duties. Reviews, processes and posts transaction data from patient accounts. Gathers, classifies, tabulates and proofreads financial data. Performs arithmetic calculations. Scans and electronically files documents. Checks items on reports, summarizing and posting the data to designated accounts, performs a variety of other fiscal office duties. Performs regular coding monitoring and educational reviews for providers and coding team to support meeting billing requirements for governmental and commercial payers. Provides timely and accurate updates to key stakeholders relative to coding updates and performance to maintain and/or improve reimbursement. Responsible for assisting with charge reconciliation and charge corrections. Also responsible for reviewing providers who are on continued coding holds (aka Concurrent Coding Reviews). Responsible for assisting with the communication of annual coding updates to providers. Responsible for evaluating patient related coding disputes. Oversees and performs quality audits to assure consistency, accuracy and standardization of procedures and optimizes medical coding. Ensures compliance with policies/procedures and standards coding. Actively involved in improvement efforts, workflow design and validation with input on policies and procedures. Supervises departmental resources effectively. Performs quality audits, providing retraining or action plans as needed to improve accuracy and meet production/patient satisfaction targets. Generates and reviews reports to track performance outcomes, performs root cause analysis to identify performance improvement needs. Works with leadership on process improvement, tracks all efforts and outcomes. Monitors reports to identify additional process improvement opportunities. Assigns work based on staffing levels and work load to optimize productivity and meet department standards. Communicates with customers including clinical and non-clinical staff, physicians and leadership to manage department operations. Provides timely feedback to staff on job performance, improvement or corrective actions as needed. Provides input on and may conduct staff annual performance evaluations. Responsible for keeping abreast of current policies, practices and procedures and provide guidance to staff. Assists in urgent situations requiring immediate decision making. Responsible for assisting/preparing staff schedules and managing coverage arrangements to ensure excellent patient care.

    Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Requires 4 years coding or charge capture experience in ambulatory or professional fee billing with 2 year experience in utilization of spreadsheets, graphics, power point, analytics and database applications with focus on the performance of charge quality assessments. 2 or more years of supervisor or leadership experience strongly preferred. Requires strong working knowledge of commercial and governmental payor policies. Working experience in the use of medical terminology and Medicare regulatory requirements for coding, billing and reimbursement is required. Familiarity with HIPAA privacy requirements for patient information. Basic understanding of medical ICD9/ICD10 codes, CPT/HCPC codes and modifiers. Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and stay organized. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer service skills. Must be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize work. Requires a moderate level of interpersonal and problem solving skills. Knowledgeable on medical coding and billing specific to insurance and reimbursement processes. Must demonstrate the ability to establish/maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, operations and providers. Proficient in preparation and presentation of summary information to provide clear and concise coding monitoring and quality updates to focused groups and finance leadership.

    Required Certification/Registration: Requires certification from either Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or a comparable certification from another accredited coding organization.(i.e. Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders).

     

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              Siguiendo las huellas del cambio   

    Son muchas las áreas en las que se tambalean las bases que nos han traído hasta aquí. La lectura puede ser optimista, para quien lo lee como parte necesaria de la evolución, o derrotista para los que se agarran a presupuestos que, y a la vista está para quien quiera mirar, quedan obsoletos. Los cambios no son fáciles ni todos estamos preparados para avanzar al mismo ritmo, pero la buena noticia es que cada vez son más quienes se suman al carro. Y, con emoción, al menos por mi parte, la imagen de cabezas cortadas y gritos al vacío va siendo relegada por las iniciativas a las que cada vez se suman más personas y empresas. No hablamos de un simple cambio de camisa, hablamos de cambios de paradigma que se están dando en nuestros días, como por ejemplo en el mundo de la psiquiatría, de la enseñanza, y en el que nos ocupa hoy en concreto en este reportaje, el de la ecología o medio ambiente. Todos ellos tienen en común la evidencia empírica de que hay bastante que modificar y actualizar, es un cambio bárbaro el que hace falta, pero como podemos ver, ya hemos echado a andar.

    En las tres áreas señaladas son graves las consecuencias que estamos pagando, pacientes diagnosticados con patologías y medicados, hasta el punto de llegar a ser enfermos crónicos, cuando muchas veces son estados naturales y humanos, cierto que complejos, de los que se están beneficiando sólo las farmacéuticas, puesto que ya se sabe que podrían tratarse desde otra perspectiva. Más y más alumnos que amplían los índices de fracaso escolar por no entrar en los estrechos márgenes que impone el sistema o la irresponsabilidad social que supone, tanto a nivel particular como corporativo, las conductas comerciales y empresariales a las que nos hemos acostumbrado, dañinas y agresivas, tanto para el medio ambiente como para nosotros.

    A este panorama, no demasiado alentador, llegan como agua fresca noticias como las que hemos registrado en este mes y otras que están por llegar. En mayo se celebraba la Feria de Ecología y Sostenibilidad en el espacio del Cabildo La Granja, en el municipio de Arucas. Por allí pasaron miles de personas que conocieron, participaron, compraron o al menos vieron y disfrutaron los más de noventa puestos destinados a promocionar sus productos. La variedad de manufacturas naturales, biológicas o ecológicas allí presentes abarcó desde la alimentación, el vestido, los cosméticos, las terapias alternativas e incluso se expusieron coches eléctricos y distintos proyectos que no asumen el fomento de la economía separado de la responsabilidad social y el bienestar de las personas. Todos ellos con un fin común, contribuir a una mejor calidad de vida y proporcionar bien estar. Tratan de abrirse paso en el mercado y compiten con productos a los que ya estamos acostumbrados pero que, más veces de las que nos gustaría, esconden una parte que muchos de nosotros preferiríamos casi ni saber.

    Buscando la manera de sumar

    El presidente del Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, visitó la feria y declaró que cada vez hay más personas, cooperativas, grupos de consumo y vías de comercialización. Llamaron la atención los talleres de terapias alternativas y, además de los stands, las personas que asistieron buscando contactos y colaboración o información. Macu Aguilera gestiona la marca de productos ecológicos Poppy Olé, centrada hasta el momento en la producción de moringa, una planta poco conocida y tan útil en alimentación, agricultura y medicina que la han denominado como la planta de la vida. “Este año no me dio tiempo a preparar el stand y apuntarme, pero el año que viene aquí estaremos”.

    Paula Díaz es una de las responsables de la empresa Eco Touristing, organizadores de Verode (Ver- Oir-Debatir), nombre del I Foro de Turismo Sostenible de Canarias. Un evento que tendrá lugar durante los días diez y once de octubre en el municipio de Agüimes. “Pretende ser un espacio de debate y reflexión sobre el modelo turístico de Canarias, ofrecer visibilidad a casos de éxito en las islas y fomentar la transferencia de buenas prácticas en el sector. Todo desde una perspectiva integral de la sostenibilidad, atendiendo a criterios medioambientales, socioculturales y económicos.” Así nos lo presenta Paula que, como Macu, también asiste a la feria con la intención de generar vínculos.

    Hablamos con Alicia Mir, responsable del Trade Project en cuyo stand nos explica cómo surgió y en qué consiste su empresa. “Yo me dedico al marketing y lo que hice fue pensar en cómo, desde mi lado creativo, podía ayudar a los sectores más vulnerables. Decidí crear un proyecto de responsabilidad social empresarial y organizo actividades de voluntariados con las multinacionales. Un día al mes, llevamos a un grupo de trabajadores de estas grandes empresas a trabajar en huertos sociales y ecológicos, parcelas que dan los ayuntamientos a organizaciones o grupos en riesgo de exclusión social, además las empresas donan material necesario. Es evidente que hay personas que quieren ayudar y no saben cómo, entonces yo les pongo en contacto, les invito a que lo hagan. No sólo están ayudando a personas sino que están cuidando el medio ambiente”. Alicia lleva dos años de andadura con este proyecto y está encantada, pero reconoce que aún no se explica cómo, pese a que hay financiación, manos para ayudar por un lado y gente que necesita ayuda por otro, por temas administrativos y burocráticos muchas veces no se puede dar ese intercambio.

    Entre los productos de la feria todos de comercio justo o ecológicos, también presenciamos productos de importación, sobre lo que nos explica Alicia: “Ahora mismo no hay un nivel de negocio que permita generar empresas que se dediquen a la fabricación y distribución de productos 100% ecológicos, salvando el sector agrario que ya está en marcha, por eso seguimos encontrando productos importados y seguimos en la evolución de lograr acercarnos cada vez más al concepto kilómetro 0 en el resto de productos. Pero si es cierto que nos permite ampliar la variedad y concienciar y educar para que haya más interés en general”.

    Alicia se alegra de que empiecen a generarse este tipo de actividades y espera que el pulmón que están significando en la sociedad nos llene de aires nuevos y vitalice la circulación de este tipo de comercio más consciente y saludable. “El público canario está cada vez más abierto a lo ecológico y lo natural, en Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia y Sevilla se hacen ferias como esta y los que estamos interesados en cambiar hábitos de vida y hemos asistido, estamos muy contentos de que por fin se hagan aquí”.

    Entre los asistentes se comenta que los precios de los productos que se ofertan no son precisamente baratos. Alicia explica que, al ser aún minoría y el trato diferente que requieren este tipo de productos comparados con los de gran producción hace difícil bajar los precios, pero asegura que ahorramos en enfermedades, gastos derivados y preocupaciones.

    La psicóloga Inmaculada Jáuregui, que asistió a la Feria, nos ofrece un breve análisis. “A pesar de haber miles de personas, encuentro que en una ciudad como la de Las Palmas, a estas alturas podrían ser muchos más los interesados. Falta difusión mediática. Variedad si hay, aunque no son todos los que están, ni están todos los que son, considero que es positivo mostrar el auge de este tipo de productos pertenecientes a un mercado que pretende crear conciencia. Los talleres, las conferencias pretenden hacer ver al ciudadano la importancia de lo ecológico y de mirar el panorama de forma cíclica, de ahí la presencia de los productos de temporada. También hemos visto en los stands, que sí hay productos que cumplen con la teoría y otros que son importados, por lo que tienen que seguir vías de comercialización no alternativas. Esto ocurre también con productos que son manufacturados aquí pero los elementos con los que se hacen vienen de fuera. Hemos visto desde placas solares a ropa reciclada o hecha con textiles naturales, en general una comercialización de productos orientada a la salud, al autocuidado. Los talleres de bioenergética y los masajes estaban a tope, paradójicamente ha faltado quorum en las conferencias. Es un muestrario de un tipo de vida que se querría, orientado a lo lento, a la tranquilidad que ha surgido en respuesta al sistema fagotizador y destructivo que conocemos. La edad de los que estamos aquí es entre los cuarenta y sesenta años más o menos, y algunos pequeños que van con sus padres. El factor generacional está claro”.

    Ahora falta saber si las administraciones están por la labor de apoyar estas iniciativas y facilitar, visibilizar y apoyar un sector en auge, que, por lo menos apunta a fomentar otro tipo de valores. Como decíamos antes, iniciativas no faltan, como la Semana Internacional de la Energía, cuya cita en Las Palmas de Gran Caria también ha sido este mes de junio. Organizado por el periódico digital energyHub.es y la asociación Fodes por la Semana han pasado más de cien ponentes abordando temas energéticos, posibilidades de autoconsumo, la energía fotovoltaica, maremotriz y demás aplicables en Canarias, la aplicación de energía sostenible en proyectos arquitectónicos, etc. Por primera vez, estas jornadas se han celebrado en cinco escenarios diferentes con conferencias y encuentros entorno a la energía sostenible. Además de en las dos islas capitalinas, Gran Canaria y Tenerife, también en La Palma, Fuerteventura y Lanzarote. Y ya en el mes de octubre, como citaba antes, el I Foro de Turismo Sostenible Verode en el auditorio de Agüímes. Por allí nos vemos, si comparten la idea de desarrollo sostenible; aquél que se logra sin perjudicar al medio ambiente y sin poner en riesgo las posibilidades de desarrollo de las generaciones futuras.


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              SUPERANDO A CRISE   


    Caros amigos, não temos a intenção de ensinar o Pai Nosso ao vigário, porém, de lembrar alguns passos, que entendemos necessários, para sair da crise em que passa o nosso querido Brasil.

    É necessário que o empresário se disponha a repensar sua empresa, procurando focar nos produtos de sua linha de atuação, tendo como meta a ampliação de sua clientela, com aumento da competitividade em qualidade e preço,  através do aumento da produtividade.

    Também é indispensável, analisar os meios que pelo qual os produtos chegam ao seu cliente, observando se podem ser dinamizados?

    No que se refere à comercialização dos produtos, o ambiente e prepostos, no que se refere à apresentação dos produtos e dos prepostos, sejam eles balconistas ou representantes comerciais, observando também o treinamento para lidar com clientes. Tais medidas são necessárias para atingir uma classe diferenciada de cliente.

    Deve analisar os gastos da empresa, iniciando, por listar todos os gastos mensais, tomando por base as despesas nos últimos três meses, observando aquelas que são supérfluas ou  que possam ser reduzidas.

    Fazer um demonstrativo, com base na média trimestral, separando as despesas fixas e variáveis, considerando como fixas, as que, embora componham o preço de venda do produto e/ou mercadoria, não se alteram pelo aumento ou diminuição das vendas.

    Exemplo de despesas fixas: aluguel, despesa de pessoal, telefone, luz elétrica, condomínio, conservação etc.

    Exemplo de despesas variáveis: matérias primas e insumos, mercadorias, comissões e impostos incidentes sobre as vendas.

    Analisar o tempo entre a compra e o recebimento das mercadorias ou matérias primas;

    Analisar o tempo de fabrico e/ou comercialização dos produtos, desde o recebimento da mercadoria e/ou matéria prima e a venda.

    Em caso de fabricação, medir o tempo em que a matéria prima é retirada do estoque até a transformação como produto acabado, em minutos, horas e dias. Observando as modificações necessárias para diminuir tal tempo.

    Relacionar os empregados aplicados na venda e transporte das mercadorias e/ou produtos vendidos, com: salário, vale transporte, alimentação e outros benefícios aos empregados;

    Relacionar os empregados aplicados na produção, com os mesmos itens dos aplicados na comercialização;

    Relacionar os empregados aplicados na administração, com os mesmos itens retro mencionados.

    Avaliar o custo de seu produto e/ou mercadoria, considerando o custo, excluindo os impostos não cumulativos.

    Calcular o custo financeiro, considerando o financiamento desde a venda até o recebimento, em percentual;

    Apurar o ponto de  equilíbrio da empresa, como meta de venda a ser superada mês a mês, pois, caso não seja atingido a empresa apresentará prejuízo, havendo, ainda, o inconveniente do lucro de um mês ser absorvido pelo prejuízo de outro mês.

    Com as medidas acima, tenho convicção de que todos estaremos no caminho certo para sairmos da crise, tirando o melhor do momento.

    Caso precise de ajuda, entre em contato para fazermos uma visita: pires.antoniocarlos@gmail.com      ou pelo   tel: (21) 2637-3173 e 
     Cel: 986674354.

              ORÇAMENTO INFLACIONADO   
    Os preços, via de regra, aumentam ou diminuem pela lei da oferta e procura, ou seja, quanto maior a oferta mais a tendência dos preços caírem; quanto maior a procura mais os preços tendem a aumentar. Porém, há fatores que incentivam o consumo, fazendo com que os preços aumentem, por exemplo, crédito com maior facilidade para pagamento.


    A expectativa de aumento da demanda já é um fator que influencia os preços. Fatores climáticos que diminuem a oferta de produtos, por conseguinte, os preços registram aumento etc.

    Fatores externos também influenciam  o aumento ou diminuição dos preços, quando os produtos estão sendo excessivamente exportados, deixando o mercado interno desabastecido, os preços aumentam.

    Quando o volume das exportações caem em função de crise no exterior, ocorre o inverso, há maior oferta  interna. As condições econômicas dos países importadores são fatores que influenciam os preços internamente, é o efeito da globalização.

    A desvalorização da moeda em relação às dos outros países influencia o mercado interno, por se tornarem mais caros os produtos importados afetando o mercado interno desses produtos que tem como balizador o mercado externo.

    A emissão de papel moeda também é fator que, devido ao aumento de dinheiro em circulação, provoca aumento dos preços.

    A inflação é quando os preços aumentam de forma generalizada,  a moeda perde capacidade de compra.

    O Governo faz uso de vários instrumentos para  controlar a inflação,  fazendo uso dos estoques reguladores; fortalecendo a moeda através da compra da moeda estrangeira; incentivos fiscais para o aumento da produção; aumento do depósito compulsório para retirar do mercado o excesso de dinheiro, diminuindo a disponibilidade e crédito; aumento de juros e muitos outros meios.

    A inflação deve estar sempre sob vigilância do Governo, pois, quando a inflação se instala é muito difícil pará-la.

    O Orçamento Público deve considerar a inflação estimada para o período, pois, do contrário, ao final do exercício, não haverá saldo orçamentário para  realizar despesa ocorrida no ano.

    O orçamento da empresa deve considerar a perda de valor da moeda no período, o que chamamos de Orçamento Inflacionado.


    Para apurar essa perda do poder aquisitivo da moeda, foi elaborado, no post "Reflexo da Inflação Sobre o Orçamento",  um índice  base 100, apresentado no quadro ao lado.

    Tal índice é obtido com aplicação da inflação média sobre o número do mês anterior. 


     Ao final do ano,  o índice atinge a inflação prevista para o período, como se observa no demonstrativo.

    A utilização do índice facilita na criação de planilha eletrônica, podendo ser utilizados vários indexadores. Por exemplo, quando se utiliza como indexador moeda de determinado país, coloca-se como base o valor da moeda no início do período e projeta-se o valor da moeda ao longo do período.

    Assim, as empresas de grande porte, que, importam, exportam e tem financiamentos em moedas estrangeiras, criam índices para cada moeda de suas operações.

    Na planilha do orçamento são utilizadas fórmulas matemáticas que incluem a célula do índice. Assim, quando há necessidade de alteração do orçamento em face da mudança dos índices,  não é necessário refazer todo o orçamento, basta modificar a linha do índice e o computador ajustará os demais valores.

    Na postagem  FLUXO DE CAIXA (CASH FLOW) - ORÇAMENTO DA EMPRESA apresentamos o Orçamento para o primeiro semestre, cujos valores foram apurados considerando os custos de produção,  as vendas e demais despesas, observando a estratégica de vendas, com promoções através de descontos no período sazonal, que, para melhor entendimento, sugerimos a leitura do post.


    Conforme pode ser observado, na parte superior colocamos o índice criado no post anterior.


    Os valores apresentados no post retro mencionado,  projetados para os meses de janeiro a junho, com base no índice acima comentado, resulta em receitas e disponibilidades financeiras conforme apresentado no quadro. 

    É de se observar, o valor  das disponibilidades é o apurado ao final do mês anterior, ou seja, não é calculado  com base no índice, pois representa o dinheiro e as aplicações financeiras ao final mês anterior.

    As entradas, correspondentes às receitas,  são os valores apurados no post FLUXO DE CAIXA (CASH FLOW) - ORÇAMENTO DA EMPRESA inflacionados com base no índice.

    Por exemplo: a venda à vista, no valor  de R$77.322,00, prevista para junho, inflacionada, com base no índice de junho, 102,8736, foi apurado da seguinte forma:

    Valor sem inflação =77.322,00, dividido pelo índice base =100, importa em 773,22.  O valor de 773,22  multiplicado pelo índice do mês, 102,8736, resulta  em 77.322,00/100X102,8736 = 79.543,94 (valor inflacionado).

    Vamos conferir:

    A inflação acumulada, prevista para o período de janeiro a junho, corresponde ao índice do mês menos a base 100, que  corresponde ao mês de partida do índice, no caso, o final de dezembro, assim demonstrado:  (102,87,36-100) =  2,8736%.

    A inflação de 2,8736% sobre o valor, sem inflação, apurado teremos: 77.322,00X2,8736% = 2.221,94.

    O valor original mais a inflação corresponde a: 77.322,00 + 2.221,94 = 79.543,94.



    Da mesma forma, no caso,  todas as receitas e despesas apresentadas no post "Fluxo de Caixa (Cash Flow) - Orçamento" foram inflacionadas.


    As despesas variáveis: Despesas de Fabricação, Despesas Comerciais e Impostos incidentes, inflacionadas passaram aos valores apresentados na planilha.




    As despesas financeiras e administrativas inflacionadas, seguindo o mesmo critério, são refletidas no quadro ao lado.



    Considerando os valores já inflacionados, os valores das disponibilidades ao final do mês e o fluxo de caixa   passaram  aos valores apresentados no demonstrativo a seguir:



    O fluxo de caixa representa as entradas menos as saídas de caixa. No caso,  receitas menos as despesas.

    Para melhor entendimento, os valores já inflacionados relativos ao mês de fevereiro são:

    Receitas                                              247.176,26
    menos:
    Despesas de Fabricação 124.062,09
    Despesas Comerciais       19.774,10
    Impostos sobre Vendas   74.995,53
    Despesas Financeiras            650,46
    Despesas Administrativas   6.864,52 (226.346,70)
    Fluxo de Caixa                                    20.829,57

    O saldo do mês anterior acrescido do fluxo de caixa corresponde ao saldo do final do mês, assim demonstrado:

    Saldo das disponibilidades de janeiro:        27.310,02
    Fluxo de fevereiro                                     20.829,57

    Disponibilidades no final de fevereiro        48.139,58



    EXTRA CAIXA

    As despesas que chamamos de  extra caixa, por não representarem a saída de caixa no mês, por tratarem-se de provisões, conforme analisado na postagem "Fluxo de Caixa (Cash Flow) - Orçamento",  também são inflacionadas, resultando nos valores apresentados no quadro demonstrativo.


    Vamos conferir?

    No mencionado post, o valor das provisões, relativas a maio, são de R$1.778,05. Inflacionados em  2,3890% passam  a ser R$1,820,53.

    PREVISÃO DO RESULTADO

    Com os números já calculados, podemos prever o resultado da empresa, mês a mês.

    O fluxo de caixa, resultado da receita menos as despesas, menos as despesas de extra caixa, corresponde à previsão do resultado da empresa, conforme se demonstra no exemplo, se tomando por base o mês de março:

    Fluxo de caixa:                                 R$20.928,15
    Menos:
    Extra Caixa:                                     (R$ 1,803,42)        

    Resultado do mês                             R$19.124,74.

    O resultado apurado corresponde a 7,7% do valor das receitas, ou seja, para cada R$100,00 vendidos há R$7,70 de lucro.

    No primeiro semestre a previsão é de um lucro de R$139.502,79, correspondendo a 9% sobre as vendas.

    A diferença percentual  observada entre o resultado de março para o acumulado no semestre é decorrente da política de vendas no período, concedendo desconto e menor produtividade.


    SEGUNDO SEMESTRE


    Considerando a previsão da  estabilidade das vendas para o segundo semestre, não estando previstas promoções, tendo sido projetadas as receitas e despesas, considerando a produção e venda da totalidade dos produtos possíveis de serem produzidos, ou seja, 1.176 unidades ao mês do produto A, conforme analisado no post "Cálculo do Preço de Venda - Custo de Produção", foi elaborado o Orçamento Inflacionado a seguir apresentado:



    No orçamento para o exercício destaca-se o seguinte:

    a) o resultado previsto, antes das deduções das provisões corresponde a 11% das vendas,  Sendo que no primeiro semestre esse resultado foi de 9,72%, devido ao período com promoções analisadas no post anterior. 

    b) No segundo semestre, o resultado foi de 12% sobre as vendas, em todos os meses.




    As despesas extra caixa, aquelas que não influenciam o fluxo de caixa, por tratarem-se de provisões,  a saber: a) provisão de férias c/encargos; b) provisão para 13º salário; c) provisão de contingência - aviso prévio; d) depreciação, foram projetadas a partir da despesa prevista para junho e inflacionadas para os meses de julho a dezembro com base no índice de inflação.


    Conforme se pode observar:

    No primeiro semestre o resultado previsto, após a dedução das provisões, é  de R$139.502,79, correspondendo a 9% da receita;

    No segundo semestre o resultado previsto, após a dedução das provisões, é de R$176.051,53, correspondendo a 11% da receita;

    Para o ano, o resultado previsto é de R$315.554,32, correspondendo a 10% da receita.


    Até a próxima,  com Observações sobre Micro Empresa (ME) e Empresa de Pequeno Porte (EPP) e Micro Empreendedor  Individual (MEI).


    Caro amigo leitor, caso esteja gostando do blog, indique-o para seus amigos e conhecidos! Isso nos incentivará no trabalho. Caso negativo, faça sua crítica, que nos ajudará a melhorá-lo. Nosso objetivo é ajudar, sem complicar.

              Selfie​mployment aumenta i fondi   
    cerca lavoro giovane selfiemployment

    L’Avviso Pubblico Selfiemployment del 19 febbraio 2016,  il fondo rotativo nazionale promosso dal Ministero del Lavoro e gestito da Invitalia, è stato modificato con un incremento della dotazione Pon Iog di 13,6 milioni di euro, a seguito dei conferimenti delle Regioni Lombardia, Campania, Friuli Venezia Giulia e Abruzzo e della riduzione del conferimento da parte della Regione Siciliana.

    Le risorse aggiuntive saranno destinate a finanziare i giovani Neet (Not engaged in Education, Employment or Training) residenti nelle quattro nuove Regioni conferenti.

    Ricordiamo che il Fondo Selfie​mployment, il cui sportello è attivo dal 1° marzo 2016, sostiene l’avvio di nuove piccole iniziative imprenditoriali e di lavoro autonomo promosse da Neet, attraverso la concessione di finanziamenti agevolati senza interessi e non assistiti da alcuna forma di garanzia reale e/o di firma. Le agevolazioni sono rivolte ai giovani fino a 29 anni, iscritti al programma Garanzia Giovani, che non hanno lavoro e non sono impegnati in percorsi di studio o formazione (i cosiddetti Neet).

    Con una dotazione iniziale di 114,6 milioni di euro,il Fondo Selfie​mployment prevede finanziamenti a tasso zero per i giovani che vogliono mettersi in proprio o avviare un’attività imprenditoriale. Possono essere finanziate le iniziative che prevedono spese, fino a un massimo di 50.000 euro, in tutti i settori della produzione di beni, fornitura di servizi e commercio, anche in forma di franchising.

    La domanda può essere inviata esclusivamente online, attraverso la piattaforma informatica di Invitalia.

    L'articolo Selfie​mployment aumenta i fondi è un contenuto originale di 01net.


              IBM AIX Workstation 7011-250 (Bull DPX-20 / 100)   

    Linux acum pe toate drumurile, și toți se laudă că știu să administreze un server cu Linux (chiar dacă-s p’afariști).
    Așa că nu mai este impresionant la resume’ - și nici la salariu.
    Administratorii de UNIX-uri comerciale însă sunt la căutare. Cu banu’ gros.

    Dar aveți noroc - cine vrea să învețe să administreze un UNIX comercial - AIX - poate să îl ia de la mine pe Costel.

    Costel este un IBM 7011-250 (re-badge-uit ca Bull DPX-20 / 100, produs “European” pentru a putea fi luat cu fonduri EU)
    cu:
    - 1 CPU PowerPC 601 66Mhz
    - 96 MB Ram (4*16 + 4*8)
    - 2.88 MB Floppy drive
    - HDD SCSI 9Gb
    - 2 plăci rețea 10Mbps cu transcievere RJ45 (una on-board, una pe slot MCA)
    - Placă MCA multi-serial (8 porturi) la care nu am însă cablul.
    - Făra placă video - consola pe port serial, dau și cablu serial.
    - AIX 5.1L instalat. Ultima versiune care mai suportă PowerPC601
    - Cheie originală front-panel.

    Extra:

    - CD-uri: instalare AIX 4.3.3, instalare AIX 5.1, copie la arhiva de freeware pt AIX 4.3.3 de la bulfreeware.com
    - CDROM SCSI extern UltraPlex 40max (unul din puținele modele cu sector-size selectabil - de pe care pot boota Mac-uri vechi și SGI-uri)
    - Unitate bandă SCSI VXA-1 in cutie externă SCSI Bull
    - HDD SCSI 15Krpm 36Gb în cutie externă SCSI Sun
    - Toate cablurile SCSI necesare
    - Bandă date 8mm VXA V17 + bandă curățare 8mm VXA + bandă date 8mm Sony modificată pt compatibiliate VXA + 12 alte benzi de 8mm gata de a fi modificate de voi.

    Opționale:

    - Diverse adaptoare port serial
    - Switch 10/100
    - “Skateboard” - o placă de lemn cu rotile și prelungitor pe care o foloseam ca să-l pot băga și scoate ușor dintr-o debara (cu toate cutiile SCSI pornite nu este foarte silențios)

    Ce-i lipsește:

    - Un stăpân iubitor. La mine stătea în debara și colecta praf.
    - Un adaptor USB-Serial pt consolă - dacă vreți să accesați consola de pe mac

    Cât costă ?

    100 lei.

    De unde îl iau ?

    Bucureșți, sector.2, lângă stadionul național.
    NU îl trimit cu curier - este făcut din oțel gros, este GREU.

    Mai multe informații:

    (fiind mașină pre-CHRP, prtconf nu știe să citească model, frecvența și versiunea de firmware)
    (hdd-ul extern este nefolosit, de aia nu apare la df)

    costel:~# prtconf
    lsattr0514-528 The "frequency" attribute does not exist in the predefined
            device configuration database
    .
    lsattr0514-528 The "modelname" attribute does not exist in the predefined
            device configuration database
    .
    lsattr0514-528 The "fwversion" attribute does not exist in the predefined
            device configuration database
    .
    System Model:
    Machine Serial NumberNot Available
    Processor Type
    PowerPC_601
    Number Of Processors
    1
    Processor Clock Speed
    :  MHz
    CPU Type
    32-bit
    Kernel Type
    32-bit
    LPAR Info
    : -1 NULL
    Memory Size
    128 MB
    Good Memory Size
    :  MB
    Firmware Version
    :
    Console Loginenable
    Auto Restart
    false
    Full Core
    false

    Network Information
            Host Name
    costel
            IP Address
    192.168.x.x
            Sub Netmask
    255.255.255.0
            Gateway
    192.168.x.x
            Name Server
    192.168.x.x
            Domain Name
    xx.xx

    Paging Space Information
            Total Paging Space
    192MB
            Percent Used
    7%

    Volume Groups Information
    ==============================================================================
    rootvg:
    PV_NAME           PV STATE          TOTAL PPs   FREE PPs    FREE DISTRIBUTION
    hdisk0            active            542         143         34..00
    ..00..00..109
    ==============================================================================

    INSTALLED RESOURCE LIST

    The following resources are installed on the machine.
    +/- = 
    Added or deleted from Resource List.
    *   = 
    Diagnostic support not available.

      
    Model Architecturers6k
      Model Implementation
    Uni-ProcessorMCA bus

    sys0              00-00             System Object
    sysplanar0        00-00             System Planar
    ioplanar0         00-00             I/O Planar
    bus0              00-00             Microchannel Bus
    sio0              00-00             Standard I/O Planar
    fda0              00-00-0D          Standard I/O Diskette Adapter
    fd0               00-00-0D-00       Diskette Drive
    ent0              00-00-0E          Integrated Ethernet Adapter
    sioka0            00-00-0K          Keyboard Adapter
    sioma0            00-00-0M          Mouse Adapter
    ppa0              00-00-0P          Standard I/O Parallel Port Adapter
    scsi0             00-00-0S          Standard SCSI I/O Controller
    hdisk0            00-00-0S-0,0      Other SCSI Disk Drive
    cd0               00-00-0S-1,0      Other SCSI CD-ROM Drive
    hdisk1            00-00-0S-4,0      Other SCSI Disk Drive
    rmt0              00-00-0S-6,0      Other SCSI Tape Drive
    siota0            00-00-0T          Tablet Adapter
    sa0               00-00-S1          Standard I/O Serial Port 1
    tty0              00-00-S1-00       Asynchronous Terminal
    sa1               00-00-S2          Standard I/O Serial Port 2
    tty1              00-00-S2-00       Asynchronous Terminal
    ent1              00-01             Ethernet High-Performance LAN
                                          Adapter 
    (8ef5)
    sa2               00-02             8-Port Asynchronous Adapter EIA-232
    proc0             00-00             Processor
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    sysunit0          00-00             System Unit

    costel
    :~# oslevel -r
    5100-09

    costel
    :~# df -Pk
    Filesystem    1024-blocks      Used Available Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/hd4            32768     13568     19200      42% /
    /
    dev/hd2          2048000   1445004    602996      71% /usr
    /dev/hd9var         32768     22152     10616      68% /var
    /
    dev/hd3            32768      1988     30780       7% /tmp
    /dev/hd1            32768      1140     31628       4% /home
    /dev/lv00         4096000   3187444    908556      78% /data
    /proc                   -         -         -       -  /proc
    /dev/hd10opt        32768      9552     23216      30% /opt 

    Aștept oferte sau întrebări.


              Correr entre los árboles   

    El domingo 30 de julio se desarrollará en Canning “Tus 15k, Corriendo entre los Árboles”, una prueba de cross que llega a su quinta edición.

    El evento, que cuenta con la organización de Circuito de Atletas y Eventos Runners, tendrá las distancias de 15k, 7k individual y 7k en postas (3,5k cada uno), además de una prueba integradora de 1k para los más chicos.

    El evento se hará en el Complejo Veselka, con un recorrido de calles de tierra, sectores de césped y arboledas características del lugar.

    Los atletas y sus familias podrán disfrutar de un lugar con comodidades para almorzar y disfrutar del día, además de recibir un completo kit e hidratación con bebida isotónica, frutas, cereales y medalla de finisher en la llegada.

    Año a año, esta prueba crece en popularidad como en prestigio, reuniendo a familias, deportistas amateurs y atletas de elite. En la edición anterior, los vencedores fueron Dante Mansilla (FCmax) y María José Silvestre (Asociación Yaguareté) en los 15k, mientras que en la mínima distancia se impuso entre las mujeres Chiara Mainetti (Los Ñandúes), quien hoy en día participa de los Grand Prix Sudamericanos y campeonatos nacionales.


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              Antipope Francis: VIRI PROBATI, MARRIED PRIESTS    
    Antipope Francis: VIRI PROBATI, MARRIED PRIESTS 
    SOURCE
     The discussion about viri probati [men of proven faith and virtue] is surfacing again, this time in England. As we know, there have been many progressivists advocating the admission of married laymen of an advanced age into the priesthood. The alleged reason is that they would help to assuage the dramatic insufficiency of priests caused by the gap of vocations to the priesthood. So, in an attempt to resolve this and other problems caused by Vatican II – closing of churches, merging of parishes – the solution would be to open the door of the priesthood to married old men.



    fr married priest 
    Precedent set with Anglican married priests who become Catholic, above, Fr. Harris with his family; below, Fr. Bart Stevens, wife and children
    married Catholic priest
    Would, then, the celibacy law be abolished for priests? This straightforward question is what the promoters of the idea of viri probati want to avoid. They try to circumvent this embarrassing question by saying: “These men, some of them already deacons, would make a commitment not to live with their wives…”

    So, we would have married men who de facto would not live the matrimonial life, a sort of provisory chastity or continence inside marriage. This norm of chastity, however, would not be obligatory, but voluntary. Thus, the problem returns: It would be a breach in the rule of celibacy, but preferably those new priests would not have a matrimonial life.

    Another “exception” to the rule of priestly celibacy came from the acceptance by Benedict XVI of converted Anglican “priests,” who were re-ordained and became Catholic priests. They were/are married and brought wives and children to their new rectories.

    These ex-Anglican priests created a paradoxical situation for the Church. They are married priests in good standing with Rome. However, in the last 50 years a Catholic priest who wanted to marry has been required to leave the priesthood.

    Since the number of ex-priests who have married after Vatican II is considerable – about 90,000 of the 413,418 priests in 2015, according to a credible source – the argument is now being advanced that, since the Church received ex-Anglican priests with their wives, she should also open her door also to this large group so that they can return to their ministry and help resolve the priest shortage.

    In brief, the “solutions” to resolve the crisis of vocations and the insufficiency of priests are:

    • To accept married viri probati;
    • To reintroduce into priesthood ex-priests who left it to marry.
    • For the adoption of both “solutions” the precedent of accepting married ex-Anglicans as Catholic priests is of importance.
    With this overview as background, the reader is in proper conditions to evaluate the recent interview Bishop Chrispian Hollis – retired Bishop of Portsmouth, England – gave to National Catholic Reporter. (June 16, 2017, pp. 1, 6, 7)


    fr hollis 
    Bishop Hollis: ‘I want to ordain married men’
    Bishop Hollis speaks unambiguously about what he desires: “I want us to be able to ordain suitable married men.” He believes a commission should be established among the Bishops of the England and Wales to discuss the issue: This commission could look for the best way that this could be achieved. “We cannot go into this question blindly,” he says. “There needs to be a responsible discussion within the Church as broadly based as possible.”

    Although a proponent of opening discussions on ordaining married priests, Hollis concurs that ultimately the decision to do so falls to Pope Francis. According to the English Bishop, Francis shows an openness to ordaining married men; he believes the Pope is just “waiting for a compelling case to be put before him.” (NCR, ibid.)

    Hollis knows that Pope Francis is standing behind a similar solution (here and here).

    Indeed, when the Encyclical Laudato Si’ was being prepared, Francis received at the Vatican Bishop Erwin Kräutler of Xingu in the Brazilian rainforest.

    After the meeting on 5 April, 2014, Bishop Kräutler gave an interview to the daily Salzburger Nachrichten in which he declared the Pope was open-minded about finding solutions for the shortage of priests in areas like his Diocese. I reproduce his words:

    “I told him [the Pope] that as Bishop of Brazil’s largest diocese with 800 church communities and 700,000 faithful I only had 27 priests, which means that our communities can only celebrate the Eucharist twice or three times a year at the most. The Pope explained that he could not take everything in hand personally from Rome. We local Bishops, who are best acquainted with the needs of our faithful, should be courageous and make concrete suggestions,” he said.

    A Bishop should not act alone, the Pope told Kräutler. Francis indicated that “regional and national Bishops’ Conferences should seek and find consensus on reform, and then we should bring up our suggestions for reform in Rome,” Kräutler said.

    Asked whether he had raised the question of ordaining married men at the audience, Bishop Kräutler replied: “The ordination of viri probati, that is, of proven married men who could be ordained to the priesthood, came up when we were discussing the plight of our communities. The Pope himself told me about a Diocese in Mexico in which each community had a deacon, but many had no priest. There were 300 deacons there who naturally could not celebrate the Eucharist. The question was how things could continue in such a situation.

    krautler francis
    Bishop Kräutler with Francis at the Vatican
    “It was up to the Bishops to make suggestions, the Pope said again.”

    Bishop Kräutler was asked whether it now depended on Bishops’ Conferences as to whether Church reforms proceeded or not. “Yes,” he replied. “After my personal discussion with the Pope I am absolutely convinced of this.” (The Tablet, April 10, 2014)

    Also Card. Pietro Parolin, today Vatican’s Secretary of State and then Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, told El Universal newspaper in September 2013 that priestly celibacy “is not part of Church dogma and the issue is open to discussion because it is an ecclesiastical tradition.” “Modifications can be made, but these must always favor unity and God’s will,” he said. “God speaks to us in many different ways. We need to pay attention to this voice that points us towards causes and solutions, for example the clergy shortage.” (The Tablet, ibid.)

    It is not difficult to see that the wall of priestly celibacy is on the brink of collapsing. The right Pope and Secretary of State are in right place to do it; the precedents – ex-Anglican married priests – were duly arranged by Benedict XVI; the viri probati are ready and waiting to enter the scene using the pretext of the priest shortage of Amazonia in Brazil. What follows next will be a blitz of married priests being re-introduced into their abandoned ministries.

    It will be another multi-century wall in the Catholic Church – priestly celibacy – that will be destroyed by Progressivism as it proceeds on the path toward the complete demolition of the Mystical Body of Christ.

    God’s intervention is near. 




    Fr. Kramer "Apostate Antipope Francis & One World Religion" 

              Breaking: China Attacks India – Strong Implications for WW III   
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    Breaking news as China attacks India in an event that could culminate in World War III:
    “As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was preparing to meet Donald and Melania Trump at the White House, China on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Indian Army accusing it of stopping the construction of a road in what it called its “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim section of the India-China border.”
    This conflict did not remain just a war of words for long as the Russian media is collectively reporting that the Chinese crossed the border and destroyed two Indian bunkers in the Sikkim region of the Chinese-Indian border.
    Yes it is absolutely true, China and crossed the Indian border and has attacked and destroyed two bunkers. This is very serious. Because of arch-rival India’s involvement, it would not take much to encourage Pakistan to become involved as well.


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              Protests in India Against 'Cow-Protecting' Vigilantes Succeed in Breaking Prime Minister's Silence   
    Do some Indian lives matter more than others? The Modi government seems to think so.

    On June 29, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gave a long-awaited (though mild) admonishment of violent “cow protection” vigilantes who have been let loose in the streets of India, on its trains, buses and village and city public spaces, lynching Indians (almost always Muslims or Dalits, members of the lowest caste). Modi, who is normally outspoken, has previously been mum on the spate of killings, conveying an overall climate of immunity to murderous mobs. What appears to have broken this studied silence are the spontaneous protests that finally erupted all over India and coalesced on July 28 when citizens, including celebrities, in 12 cities took over public squares and promenades after a spontaneous call by Delhi-based filmmaker Saba Dewan in a Facebook post.

    Though they took some time in coming, the protests appear to have had their desired effect, temporarily at least. Not only has Modi spoken, but the normally distanced Indian commercial television channels have given space to this democratic expression of outrage.

    The immediate provocation was the lynching of a Muslim teenager named Junaid Khan on a train, shortly after it departed from Delhi. The men who stabbed Junaid also left his brothers seriously injured. The incident occurred on June 23, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan (Ramadan), when the auspicious Alvida Namaaz(prayers) are read and which has a special significance for the devout.

    At SabrangIndia, we reported the train incident following an unusually prompt press release from the Communist Party of India, whose politbureau members had visited the site of the incident. We commented in our report that India would soon need its very own “Lynch Calendar.” What we could not report until three days later was that on the same Friday, some 1,088 kilometers away in Chatra Jharkhand, 24-year-old Mohammad Salman was shot and killed in cold blood by men in uniform who simply entered his home, shoved him outside and ordered their subordinates to commit the crime.

    In the same eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, there have been a spate of horrific killings, including lynchings, that still haunt public memory—particularly the March 2016 hangings of dairy farmers Mazloom Ansari and 12-year-old Imteyaz Khan in a deserted public village. What has faded away from the current outrage and even the media commentary is the fact that the National Commission for Minorities (a statutory body set up specifically to protect the rights of minorities) had been compelled to send a team to investigate.

    The report of the Commission severely indicted the Jharkhand police and the political class for failing to “rein in the cow protection groups who are taking law into their own hands.” The NCM also recorded in its report that “Deep and widespread communalisation of sections of the Jharkhand police force, and slogans like ‘go to Pakistan’ were frequently used by the local police against the Muslims, pointing toward a larger communalisation of the state police.” That report was from May 2016. Today the NCM stands discredited with political appointments by the Modi government who have put into position representatives who have no background in terms of autonomy and rights and are simply toeing a majoritarian government’s line.

    Noted activist Shabnam Hashmi returned her 2008 NCM Award on Tuesday, making a strong public statement. She said in her open letter:

    “I am returning it [the award] in the memory of the innumerable innocent victims lynched by marauding mobs. Mob Lynching of Muslims and Islamophobia have taken over India. Even before the community can mourn its dead, the next incident takes place. There is an atmosphere of fear and terror. Under the present Government, the marginalization of minority groups has become the norm.

    “The design of turning India into a Hindu Rashtra [nation], which began decades ago with calling Muslims dirty, having too many children and being illiterate moved on to excluding them from residential spaces, targeting them as terrorists, has now reached its pinnacle where all public spaces and all means of livelihood are becoming unsafe for the Muslim community.

    “Similar to Hitler’s Germany, Muslims are being projected as the biggest enemy of the state and the people of the country. There is legitimization of the communal ideology by the State and the media, [which] has led to acceptance of prejudices and stereotyping without questioning them in popular consciousness, deep infiltration of hate in the minds and hearts of ordinary people and apathy on the part of a large section of the society especially ‘educated’ middle classes.”

    The list of assaults is gruesome: The Muslim Maulvi (cleric) who was beaten in April 2017, on a day supposedly important for devout Hindus (Ram Navmi, the birthdate of Lord Ram), in Jharkhand; the beating death of cattle farmer Pehlu Khan from Mewat while he was on agrarian business in Alwar Rajasthan in April 2017; or the lynch mob murder of political activist Zafar Hussain of the Communist Party of India, also in Rajasthan. Each of these murders is happening in the name of faith by the mob proponents of the Hindu nation, who believe the cow to be more precious than human life. The militarized march to a Hindu nation is laden with such dutiful tasks as cleansing the nation of the “dirty,” be it Dalits, Christians, Muslims or Communists.

    Countries around the world need to better understand this: If the protests on June 28 drew Indians out of a numb fear that appeared to have gripped even opponents to this ideal, they need to continue and intensify. At the first instance of such an episode in September 2015, a similar dam of protest had broken. Writers led by the eminent Nayantara Sahgal returned their national awards in a powerful protest that embarassed the Modi government and put it on the defensive. Dozens of writers in over a dozen Indian languages, all winners of awards and powerful cultural commentators in their own right, followed by filmmakers, joined in this powerful symbolic protest. But life went on, and the killings continued. It would be tedious to list all the dead, and the circumstances in which they were lynched—most for rumors or frenzied hysteria about transporting cows or bullocks or eating beef, some for marrying a Hindu.

    What is crucial to emphasize is the chain of command of culpability in this climate of impunity and lynchings. They began after the Modi government came to power and were aided and abetted by those in power within the government who spewed venom against Indian Muslims and Christians even while holding senior constitutional posts. They were further emboldened when governments run by the same party Modi represents, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed unconstitutional “beef laws” to curtail the slaughter, consumption and transportation of beef. They got greater pats on the back when their parent organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), spoke of the Holy Cow and its protection. The nail in the coffin was the recently introduced ban on the sale of cattle passed by the Modi government.

    Indian newspapers have extensively reported recently, as they also did a year ago, that despite Modi’s apparent regrets about the lynchings, in his previous position as Gujarat chief minister, he was a firm proponent not just of cow protection, but against beef exports. The Indian Express recalls Modi statements of 2013, 2012 and 2014, when he attacked the previous Congress-led government for allowing the export of beef. That politicians indulge in the proverbial doublespeak, before and after a campaign, is only part of the problem. The other is more substantive.

    As I have argued:

    “For years now, since distributions of trishulsthrough trishul dikshaprogrammes, since violent arms trainings by the RSS and Bajrang Dal, since the terror unleashed by the Mobs on the Street—ever available at the blow of the metamorphical whistle—be it the Mob that lynched Christians (there were over 75 attacks between 1999 and 2002 documented by the All India Christian Union and published by Communalism Combat)or the Mob that attacked Naroda Patiya or Gulberg Society or Odh or Sardarpura villages (Gujarat 2002) or the Mob terror unleashed in Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut (September 2013)—we have been arguing, with and to the political class and law enforcement agencies: treat Mob terror and Bomb Terror on Par. Do not look at these equally debilitating and vicious kinds of violence that impact innocent lives, differently.”

    When there is the terror of the mob attacking a neighborhood, or lynching people, there is a section of the populace, including law enforcement, that participates through its silence, simply looking on. It is this majority participation, through the silence of complicity, that ensures selective outrage and token utterances from the powerful. No wonder then that the Modis, and the Venkaiah Naidus and even law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad only speak selectively and occasionally. Do some Indian lives matter more than others?

    Unfortunately it seems that they do. The killers of Mohammad Ayub in Gujarat, lynched on the eve of Modi’s visit to his home state, were given bail by the higher courts; the killers of Mazloom Ansari and Imiteyaz in Latehar also got out on bail six months ago. On the other hand, those accused, even falsely, of acts of bomb terror do not get bail, often until the final acquittal. They remain incarcerated. This imbalance, even prejudice or bias—privileging mob terror over bomb terror—must stop. The Indian establishment must look at them as two sides of the same coin, or else we are perpetrating an injustice of our own.

    That the numbness has finally broken is a good beginning, even if it comes somewhat late. It needs to go further, however, to assert, again and again, in public discourse, that mob terror is as vicious as bomb terror, and to ensure that every police station, every district collector, every railway policeman functions as the Indian Constitution requires him to, with equality before the law and non-discrimination as his credo.

    To end with hope, it’s worth reproducing this Facebook post from a mother, which went viral on Thursday. With the picture of an Indian woman holding the holy book of India, its Constitution, she writes:

    NOT IN MY NAME

    Junaid was lynched by a mob of cruel human beings. I don’t care what religion those lynchers belonged to. Nor do I care what religion Junaid belonged to. I only care about one thing. A group of mean, cruel human beings killed a teenager and assaulted three other young men brutally!
    Junaid was 16.
    My elder son will turn 16 next year.
    My heart breaks for Junaid’s mother.
    Not only did a group of cruel human beings kill Junaid, another group of cruel human beings egged them on. Junaid was also killed by those cruel people who witnessed the insanity & chose to remain silent.
    There are some cruel people who justify this lynching.
    Yes! Hate allows for all sorts of justification.
    There has been a long list of these lynchings. It has become so common that no one talks about it. Nobody asks questions about what happened to the perpetrators. Whether they were caught & given the strictest punishment or whether they were released to unleash more violence!
    I cannot fathom how anyone can kill unarmed, innocent human beings!
    I cannot fathom how people can justify this horrific violence!
    Instead of taking law into their own hands why are police complaints not made?
    Is it because the lynch mob knows that there is no reason behind what they have done?
    All they want to do is to kill in the name of hate.
    Whichever religion, ideology, language, ethnicity you belong to, lynching done in any name cannot be condoned!
    We’ve suffered so many riots, terrorist attacks, pogroms, lynchings but we haven’t learnt anything.
    The bottom line is that innocent human beings become the target of that hate. They are usually poor. They are usually those who are incapable of fighting back. It is really too, too disheartening.
    Innocence dies when hate rules!
    I cannot be a part of those who encourage hate.
    I was with the Ekta Manch marching from Parel to Azad Maidan singing “Hum hongey kaamyaab….” to promote brotherhood between fellow citizens of all faiths in 1993 after the horrendous riots followed by the heinous bomb blasts in Mumbai.
    I marched to the Gateway of India to protest the utter failure & crass mishandling of 26/11 by the then Congress Govt in the State and the Centre in 2008.
    I supported the Anna Hazare anti corruption movement when he waged the civil battle against the UPA 2 Govt at the Centre.
    I was vocal about women’s safety after the horrendous rape & murder of Jyoti Singh as well as Pallavi Purkayastha as well as the sickening hacking of Swathi.
    Today I stand firmly against the lynch mentality that has an active political patronage in our country.
    I do not belong to any political party. I am a citizen of one of the finest democracies in the World. That is why it is so important for all of us to respect & protect the tenets of our Constitution.
    I, as a proud citizen of India, do not conform to the views of anyone who actively or passively supports this lynching.
    My allegiance lies with the Constitution of India.
    If the Govt or any other body does anything to undermine the basic tenets of democracy in our country, I will vocally oppose it.
    I so wanted to be a part of the peaceful civil protest at Carter Road today but I can’t. But I will not be a part of this hate!
    I do not want my children to inherit this hate.
    I will not have the blood of innocents on my hands.

    NOT IN MY NAME!

     

     

     

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    Split Shape by Plane in OpenCASCADE

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    Abstract. Sometimes you want to split a shape by plane or even split a shape by a B Spline surface, OpenCASCADE provide a feature class BRepFeat_SplitShape to implement the function. The paper give a sample code to split a cylinder by plane.

    Key Words. Split Shape, BRep Feature Algorithms.

    1. Introduction

    OpenCASCADE提供了Boolean Operation实现了任意两个形状的交、并、差的布尔操作。但是如何实现用一个面将一个形状切割成两半呢?其实Boolean Operation中已经有求交分割的算法,但是没有直接提供一个分割的功能类,而是在BRepFeat_SplitShape提供了分割功能。

    wps69BE.tmp

    Figure 1. Split Cylinder by Plane

    2. Code Demo

    使用类BRepAlgoAPI_Section和类BRepFeat_SplitShape相结合来实现分割Split形状的功能。完整代码示例如下:

    /*
    Copyright(C) 2017 Shing Liu(eryar@163.com)

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    of this software and associated documentation files(the "Software"), to deal
    in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
    to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and / or sell
    copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
    furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions :

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
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    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
    IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
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    #include <gp_Pln.hxx>

    #include <TopoDS.hxx>

    #include <TopExp.hxx>
    #include <TopExp_Explorer.hxx>

    #include <BRepTools.hxx>

    #include <BRepPrimAPI_MakeCylinder.hxx>

    #include <BRepAlgoAPI_Section.hxx>

    #include <BRepFeat_SplitShape.hxx>

    #pragma comment(lib, "TKernel.lib")
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    #pragma comment(lib, "TKG2d.lib")
    #pragma comment(lib, "TKG3d.lib")
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    #pragma comment(lib, "TKBRep.lib")
    #pragma comment(lib, "TKTopAlgo.lib")

    #pragma comment(lib, "TKBO.lib")
    #pragma comment(lib, "TKPrim.lib")
    #pragma comment(lib, "TKFeat.lib")

    //! Test split a cylinder by plane.
    //! You can use the algorithm to split other shapes.
    void testSplit()
    {
        BRepPrimAPI_MakeCylinder aCylinderMaker(10.0, 20.0);
        TopoDS_Shape aCylinder = aCylinderMaker.Shape();

        // Build section by the split plane for the cylinder.
        BRepAlgoAPI_Section aSection(aCylinder, gp_Pln(gp_Pnt(0.0, 0.0, 15.0), gp::DZ()), Standard_False);
        aSection.ComputePCurveOn1(Standard_True);
        aSection.Approximation(Standard_True);
        aSection.Build();

        // Split the cylinder shape.
        BRepFeat_SplitShape aShapeSpliter(aCylinder);

        for (TopExp_Explorer i(aSection.Shape(), TopAbs_EDGE); i.More(); i.Next())
        {
            TopoDS_Shape anEdge = i.Current();
            TopoDS_Shape aFace;

            if (aSection.HasAncestorFaceOn1(anEdge, aFace))
            {
                TopoDS_Edge E = TopoDS::Edge(anEdge);
                TopoDS_Face F = TopoDS::Face(aFace);

                aShapeSpliter.Add(E, F);
            }
        }

        aShapeSpliter.Build();

        // Rebuild left and right shape.
        BRep_Builder aBuilder;
        TopoDS_Compound aLeftCompound;
        TopoDS_Compound aRightCompound;

        aBuilder.MakeCompound(aLeftCompound);
        aBuilder.MakeCompound(aRightCompound);

        // Left shape.
        TopTools_MapOfShape aLeftShapeMap;
        const TopTools_ListOfShape& aLeftShapes = aShapeSpliter.Left();
        for (auto i = aLeftShapes.cbegin(); i != aLeftShapes.cend(); i++)
        {
            aLeftShapeMap.Add(*i);

            aBuilder.Add(aLeftCompound, *i);
        }

        // Right shape.
        TopTools_IndexedMapOfShape aShapeMap;
        TopExp::MapShapes(aShapeSpliter.Shape(), TopAbs_FACE, aShapeMap);

        for (auto i = aShapeMap.cbegin(); i != aShapeMap.cend(); i++)
        {
            if (!aLeftShapeMap.Contains(*i))
            {
                aBuilder.Add(aRightCompound, *i);
            }
        }

        // Output left and right shape.
        BRepTools::Write(aLeftCompound, "d:/left.brep");
        BRepTools::Write(aRightCompound, "d:/right.brep");
    }

    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    {
        testSplit();

        return 0;
    }

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    split shape

    Figure 2. Split Shape animation demo

    3. Conclusion

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    Eliminate the Chronic Absenteeism indicator (Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs—Indicators; lines 428-512)

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    ***

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    - Lenço – Significa que ele não a quer. O lenço significa que deve ser usado para enxugar as lágrimas.
    - Cookies – Ele apenas quer a amizade dela.
    - Marshmallows – Ele gosta dela, e gostaria de namorá-la.
    - Balas – Ele já está comprometido.

    Assim, com um gesto simbólico e simples, nasceram vários romances, fato que tornou cada vez mais o “Valentine’s Day” e o ‘White Day’ uma tradição. Outros países asiáticos como Taiwan, Coréia do Sul e China, logo importaram a tradição, que movimentou o mercado de presentes como quase nenhuma outra até então.
    Então desejamos a todos os jogadores Feliz White Day !!!


              Abaixo Assinado. DDTank Melhor.   
    Bom dia a todos. Espero que esse tópico seja visto, repassado a todos e levado a sério. Estava eu passando pelo fórum e vi mais um tópico reclamando sobre medalhas, abaixo da obtida em outros servidores pelo mundo afora...

    Já vimos vários, tentamos de várias formas modificar isso e nunca tivemos exito no pedido.

    Sabe o porque nós moderadores não temos exito quando solicitamos pedido de aumento de medalhas, diminuição do valor de itens, modificação em instancias e outras problemas encontrados no DDTank BR?

    Resposta simples: Não são os moderadores que fazem o ddtankbr ser um dos mais procurados no google. SÃO VOCÊS JOGADORES! ACORDEM E UNAM-SE!

    É muito fácil vir aqui e reclamar, pedindo que os moderadores falem com os administradores para mudar isso e aquilo.
    Dizer que moderador não liga, que ganha cupons e ta bem assim..

    Não ta bem assim. Apesar de moderador, nós também somos jogadores e ficamos frustados com a situação do ddtank.
    Vou citar só dois exemplos de casos de moderador.
    Eu jogo a mais de 1 ano. 5 meses tentando upar arma +12. Ja gastei 94 nv 5.
    Douglas/Dragonskyx. Mais de 1 ano jogando. Mais de 6 meses tentando arma +10.

    Assim como nós dois, tem varios outros moderadores e jogadores na mesma situação.

    Só a nossa palavra de moderador não adianta para mudar as coisas do ddtank, precisamos da ajuda de todos os que querem uma modificação e um jogo melhor.

    Muita gente ja percebeu que para modificar algo aqui, tem que afetar o bolso da empresa. Não basta ser apenas 500 jogadores. Precisamos mostrar a Elex que somos milhares.

    Então pesquisei na net e encontrei um site de abaixo assinado. Talvez não funcione, afinal grande maioria que joga é criança e nem sabe usar esse tipo de site ou ferramenta.

    Mas se querem mesmo mudar a historia do ddtank, vão repassar isso, ensinar como fazer e batalhar para essa mudança.

    A nossa parte como moderador é feita. Repassar os problemas de vocês, porém precisamos nesse momento da mobilização de todos para que isso dê certo.

    O abaixo assinado está criado. Agora é com vocês divulgar, repassar para o maior número de jogadores, amigos, familiares e etc...

    Vamos mudar isso. Sem a mobilização em massa de todos, não temos chance e nem força.
    Vamos mostrar que temos poder para mudar esse jogo.

    Link para divulgação no jogo, foruns e redes sociais.
    http://migre.me/7NYUb
    http://www.peticaopublica.com.br/?pi=P2012N20295


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    Mimo kilku braków w upublicznionej wersji rF2, moderzy nie tracą nadziei i płyną na fali entuzjazmu wywołanego przez udostępnienie wersji beta tego symulatora. Efektem tego są pierwsze przymiarki do przeniesienia modów z rF do rF2. Apex Moding Team zabrał się za przeniesienie niedawno udostępnionego moda FIA GT3. Poniżej przedstawiam zdjęcia ukazujące Corvette na torze z rF2.

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              As GST sets in with midnight gong, Social Media rolls out jokes and memes   

    As the clock hit midnight, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed the button to mark the start of India’s biggest tax reform ever – Goods and Services Tax (GST). The new tax regime embodies the principle of “one country, one tax, one market” and plans to rejoin the economy as one common market. Addressing the Central Hall of Parliament, PM Modi said GST was the combined effort of different parties and described it as “Good and Simple Tax”. President Pranab Mukherjee talked about his earlier part as Finance Minister and said the rollout of GST was a moment of “personal satisfaction” to him.

    Naturally, GST has been the buzz word on social media also with GST dominating the top trends on Twitter. As the new tax reform came into place, most people were just confused what it meant for them.

    As many figured out its impact, most stuck to the usual drill of making jokes…

    Furthermore, this individual summed up how most were feeling

    The post As GST sets in with midnight gong, Social Media rolls out jokes and memes appeared first on NewsCrab.


              Comment on MAKE US LOUDER: call your Senator by Anna L.   
    Imagine a health care market with 10 people. Nine are young and healthy, the tenth has cancer. All ten are required to buy comprehensive health insurance. The person with cancer faces higher premiums, but those premiums are moderated by the fact that every other person is paying in a share for the same care, sharing the risk. Now imagine the law changes, and anyone can buy any level of insurance they like. The nine healthy people make the rational economic decision to buy bare bones plans; they rarely need to see a doctor. The cancer patient now faces skyrocketing premiums, because no one else in the market is sharing in the risk of need for care. One person is paying in for one person's cancer care; they shoulder the entire cost, essentially. Now imagine the law changes further, and no one is required to buy health insurance. The nine healthy people drop out of the market, leaving the cancer patient as the only plan holder. There is no one to share the risk with; the cancer patient must pay the full value of needed care, plus the profit margin. These last two scenarios are what Catholic Vote supports. This is insanity; a pro-life health care system is one that puts the burden of paying for care solely on the sick? Why?!? The CBO spells out this wonderful pro life plan: “Out-of-pocket spending would also be affected for the people—close to half the population, CBO and JCT expect—living in states modifying the EHBs using waivers. People who used services or benefits no longer included in the EHBs would experience substantial increases in supplemental premiums or out-of-pocket spending on health care, or would choose to forgo the services.” People would forgo care because they can't afford it, and that's considered pro-life around these parts. How shameful to put support for the Republicans over actual Catholic teaching.
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              Accountant Executive - Modi International - Cuttack, Orissa   
    Back Office OperationsFinance / Accounts / Tax. Modi International a leading Distributions,C &amp; F Agent, Consignee Agent Accountant (Male) (1 Nos)- Qualification...
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              Banque de candidatures - Technicien(ne) en informatique - Commission scolaire Sorel-Tracy - Sorel-Tracy, QC   
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              Commune de Boumerdès : Des chantiers interminables sur le front de mer   
    Les travaux d’aménagement engagés au boulevard du front de mer ont suscité l’ire des commerçants et des estivants. Le boulevard et les commerces du front de mer de la ville de Boumerdès subissent un lifting sans précédent. Cette façade maritime est transformée en un immense chantier depuis la fin du mois d’avril dernier. La route était fermée aux automobilistes durant tout le mois de Ramadhan. Le montant du projet s’élève à 18 millions de dinars. Les travaux qui semblent traîner en longueur ont suscité l’ire de nombreux commerçants et de familles qui viennent se détendre et respirer l’air marin en cette saison de grandes chaleurs. Les appréciations des citoyens sont acerbes. «Ce projet est une opération de gaspillage d’argent. De plus, pourquoi attendre jusqu’au mois d’avril pour lancer un projet inscrit en janvier dernier. L’année passée, l’ambiance était agréable ici. La direction du tourisme y a installé des chapiteaux où on vendait toutes sortes d’objets artisanaux. Mais le nouveau wali a apparemment décidé de tout modifier», déplore Farès, un vendeur de cacahuètes, qui tient une table sur le front de mer. En sus des travaux d’aménagement de la chaussée, les autorités locales ont sommé les commerçants longeant le boulevard de refaire les façades de leurs locaux avec du verre. «On nous a demandé de refaire tout ce qui donne sur l’extérieur, y compris les niches et la faïence des poteaux, de manière à ce que tout soit uniforme sur la façade maritime. Nous ne sommes pas contre, mais pourquoi attendre jusqu’à la dernière minute pour nous demander de faire de telles modifications», dira Mohamed, un gérant de pizzeria. Pour lui, les autorités se trompent de priorité. «Ils auraient dû commencer par le problème des eaux usées qui se déversent directement dans la mer. Si on veut développer le tourisme, on n’a qu’à achever les projets d’hôtels qui sont à l’arrêt depuis des décennies. Il y a des centaines de familles qui viennent chercher des appartements à louer pour passer leurs vacances ici, et les offres sont insuffisantes», dit-il. Les commerçants disent avoir tous subi des pertes à cause du projet en question et les retards mis pour reprendre leur activité. «Il y a 34 locaux ici, dont une vingtaine de pizzerias, un bar restaurant et une épicerie. La saison estivale est la seule période où on travaille bien, mais cette année, ce chantier a tout gâché», se plaint un autre commerçant dépité. «J’ai loué à raison de 80 000 DA/mois. Les travaux exigés par les autorités m’ont coûté 600 000 DA. Même les compteurs d’électricité et d’eau ont été refaits à nos frais. Cela fait trois mois que je n’ai pas travaillé. J’emploie 12 personnes. Ils sont tous au chômage. Au rythme actuel, les travaux vont forcément s’étaler jusqu’à la fin de l’été», dénonce-t-il. Mais le directeur du tourisme ne les entend pas de cette oreille. «Le boulevard sera fermé à la circulation de 7h jusqu’à une heure tardive de la soirée. Et les commerçants auront le droit d’exploiter gratuitement les terrasses de leurs locaux jusqu’à la fin de l’été. Donc, ils n’ont pas à se plaindre et quoi qu’il en soit, ils sont gagnants dans l’affaire», estime-t-il.  
              PM Modi Warns Of Tough Action Against Those Helping Hide Black Money   

    PM Modi Warns Of Tough Action Against Those Helping Hide Black MoneyPrime Minister Modi takes chartered accountants to task over helping evaders and 1,400 pending cases.. Read more on Law & Policy by BloombergQuint.



              VENDREDI 20 JUIN 2014   

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    Encadrants dynamiques du service social de l'hospice de Beaune.
    Encartés Dalida Suicides Fanclub, adeptes de l'hypnose par l'épilepsie, vaisselle cascade, industrie du jouet, industrie de la flûte à bec, grêle sur ta voiture.
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              Présidentielle 2018 : Modibo Sidibé et Macron même destin politique   

    En principe le 02 juillet prochain, le président français Emmanuel Macron se rend à Bamako au sommet du G5 Sahel (Mauritanie, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso et Tchad) où il annoncera un effort de la France pour soutenir la force conjointe des cinq pays contre le terrorisme, a indiqué l’Elysée jeudi.....

    The post Présidentielle 2018 : Modibo Sidibé et Macron même destin politique appeared first on Bamada.net.


              Kärlek   
    Här inlägg kommer jag skriv om kärlek.

    Varför jo, kände behöva skriv om den.

    Tyvärr jag har totalt 8 ex totalt, jag är PLAYER... Tyvärr de flesta killar har ihop i bara runt en-två veckor sen jag gjorde slut PGA de visar sin k*k, tvinga mig massor, konstiga attityd/beteenden mot mig och respektlös mot mig. Såklart jag har ju rätt gjorde slut för de är inte ju rätte person för mig. Men just nu är jag SINGEL för två veckor sedan för att han har tvingat mig masssor massor så jag gett upp. Nästan alla exar vet jag var de bor, åldern och namn. En del av dem ska kommer bli anmäla för jag har rätt till att anmäla för dem. För de gör mig otrygg, skrämma mig och chock. Och jag är FÖR UNG, är ju under 18 år.

    Jag avskyr på sån, jag vill ha hittar den rätte som kan social, umgås med, trevlig, snäll, omtänksam, ha bra personlig, bra respekt och ha bra förtroende på. Det är rätt svårt att hittar just nu för att för många skickat mig, tar en chans med mig samt flörtar på mig hela tiden. Nu många skickat mig, kan vi ihop, jag tackat NEJ jag känner inte alls dig men de svar men vi kan träffa bla bla... Jag svarade alltid måste lära känna varandra först för att jag vill se vem den person och hur den person är. Bra eller dålig tyvärr de flesta är DÅLIG OCH RESPEKTLÖS.

    Just nu jag har rätt mycket kontakten med killar eftersom de vill lära känna med mig men tyvärr de några har visat sin k*k, jag svarar ej efter de skickat den sån. Jag blir bara irriterad på det. Verkar så många killar bör lära sig hur man kontakten med nya folk/tjejer när de vill ihop med nåt så borde tänka lite sig innan. Jag alltid argument hårt mot de som tvinga mig att bli ihop. Jag sagt att borde ju lära känna varandras först tills känna bra och det alltid tar tid att bli känna varandra bra. Borde snackar och umgås med så. De sa ja men det alltid tar snabb men det är ej sant. Jag sagt att om vill ihop med men borde känner bra den person., båda få känslan, båda överens om ihop eller inte.

    Jag är ju stark och modig för att jag gör allt som jag kan och lära dem killar som har inte tänkt på. Medan just nu jag är för ung och går ju fortfarande på grundskolan (studerar). Bättre vänta tills bli klar med allt skolan (grundskolan och gymnasiet), får en jobb, boende och ekonomi de är ju viktigt. Jag har fått några skickat och de sagt att jag är inte alls ung för att ha sex. Detta jag reagerar på sån och jag svarade dem tillbaka det är ju för för ung och går i skolan fortfarande. Jag orkar och vill inte tar sent student och tar lång tid att vänta tills bli klar med allt med skolan (grundskolan och gymnasiet).

    Jag är visst klokt än dem ändå, verka så de har inte alls hjärna som har inte tänka på det. Bli bara irriterad. Visst dagens samhälle idag!!!

    Ni får skriva och skicka mig fråga om någon om det. För jag ska kör på frågestund i framöver. Nu jag håller på samla frågor. Jag har antecknat in min mobil i alla frågor sen jag svar på alla frågor.

    Nu är det dags sömn för mig äntligen! ❤

    /Olivialia


              Reply #2373   
    Need prayers from my friends.

    For my mother, Betty Jonhson is not expected to make it. I have been taking care of my mom for the past four years. I took my mom out of a nursing home, you know how they treat the elderly, I took care of her. I turned my living room into a room for her, so it would accomodiate a hospital bed and other equip. She was happy to be with me and around her grandchildren. I was happy that I was able to put a smile on my mother's face. Now I face losing her.

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              μουσικοί και ξένοι, ξένη μουσική, ... ποια ξένη μουσική;   

    La musique des migrants dans les camps

    Migrantinnen-musik in den migrantenlagern

    Faire de l’art en situation d’urgence
    Musik machen in ausnahmesituationen
    *  *  *
    Publié le mardi 20 juin 2017 par Céline Guilleux
    RÉSUMÉ
    Cette université d’été a deux objectifs. le premier est d'explorer un secteur mal étudié de l’ethnologie comme la musique dans les camps de transit. S’il existe une abondante littérature historienne et musicologique sur la musique dans les camps de concentration et dans les camps d’extermination, rares sont les études qui portent sur les pratiques musiciennes. Le second objectif est de construire une démarche comparative afin de mesurer la singularité d’une observation ponctuelle sur ce que l’on appelle la crise des migrants en Europe : Paris, Baigorri, Calais, Dunkerque (France), Friedland (Göttingen, Allemagne), M’Bera (Mauritanie), Mentao (Burkina Faso), Zaatari (Jordanie).  
    ANNONCE

    But 

    Cette université d’été a pour titre « La musique des migrants dans les camps. Faire de l’art en situation d’urgence ». Elle a deux objectifs : 
    • explorer un secteur mal étudié de l’ethnologie : la musique dans les camps de transit. S’il existe une abondante littérature historienne et musicologique sur la musique dans les camps de concentration et dans les camps d’extermination (Dick Walda, Charles Van West, Shmuel Gogol, Emilio Jani, Gabriele Knapp, Annette Wieviorka, Philip Bohlman, Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat & Hélios Azoulay) rares sont les études qui portent sur les pratiques musiciennes ;  
    • construire une démarche comparative afin de mesurer la singularité d’une observation ponctuelle sur ce que l’on appelle la crise des migrants en Europe : Paris, Baigorri, Calais, Dunkerque (France), Friedland (Göttingen, Allemagne), M’Bera (Mauritanie), Mentao (Burkina Faso), Zaatari (Jordanie). 

    Argument

     Au mois de mai 2013, Awet Andemicael, étudiante en théologie de l’université de Yale publie sur le site de l’UNHCR un article marquant : The arts in refugee camps: ten good reasons. De la prise en charge de soi aux techniques d’apprentissage et à l’agency, ces raisons visent à légitimer l’action des ONG pour la musique. Pourtant, ces raisons sont insatisfaisantes. Car le raisonnement est élaboré à partir des catégories de l’action humanitaire et non à partir du vécu des populations.  
    1. Cette université d’été renverse la perspective. Et plutôt que de partir des catégories instituées pour examiner de quelle façon elles s’incarnent dans la réalité, nous partons de l’engagement ethnographique pour examiner les processus d’institution des catégories, ce qui permet d’organiser ensuite, mais ensuite seulement, une montée en généralité à partir de la collection des cas.  
    2. Par ailleurs, nous prenons nos distances avec les clichés sur les bienfaits prêtés à la musique et à l’art thérapie. Nous examinons, au prix d’observations ethnographiques, situées et contextualisées, la façon dont la musique modifie la vie de chacun et celle des collectifs impliqués.  
    3. Enfin, nous questionnons l’ontologie de la musique. Des travaux antérieurs nous ont permis d’entériner le fait que la musique est subjective du point de vue ontologique et objective du point de vue épistémique. Cette fois, nous soumettons la question « qu’est-ce que la musque pour qui la pratique et l’écoute ? » à l’enquête ethnographique.  

    Ancrages situationnels  

    Bien des chercheurs qui ont mené ces analyses sur les pratiques artistiques dans des camps se sont d’abord confrontés à ces situations au prix d’un engagement citoyen. Dans ces situations d’anomie, ils ont rencontré « la musique », et ceux qui la faisaient être. Dès lors, ces migrants qu’un élan compassionnel faisait prendre pour « de pauvres malheureux » devenaient dans le regard de l’ethnographe attentif, par la force de la performance musicienne, par les habiletés incorporées et les références culturelles actualisées, des artistes virtuoses.   
    Dans des contextes qui rendent toute communication verbale difficile en raison de l’étanchéité des langues, la musique et la danse rendent possible le partage, restaurent une forme de symétrie de l’échange. La profession de foi de Natacha Bouchart, maire de Calais, résonne : « Accueillir des migrants, ça peut être une richesse culturelle exceptionnelle » (Libération, 20 octobre 2015). Pourquoi donc la musique, alors que chacun se trouve « maintenu là, dans l’inachèvement d’un parcours de mobilité, ni immigré ni émigré mais suspendu en migration » (M. Agier, 2014) ?  
    Cette rencontre de jeunes chercheurs propose de travailler à partir d’études de cas.

    Études de cas 

    Paris, Foyer de Travailleurs Migrants du 19e arrondissement  

    Un foyer de travailleurs migrants (FTM) est une structure d’hébergement qui accueille aujourd’hui des « hommes célibataires » de Mauritanie, du Mali et du Sénégal. On peut y cuisiner, se laver, dormir (et repartir travailler). Or, malgré les conditions de promiscuité, on y fait aussi de la musique. Car l’invité invite. « Invitation » est le terme par lequel les habitants de foyer désignent le fait d’accueillir dans leur chambre un griot qui vienne chanter leur nom avec son luth ngoni. « L’invitation » est une occasion musicale de rencontre. Ce n’est pas la seule. Car à une autre échelle, des moments de retrouvailles et de partage culturel sont organisés dans des salles des fêtes louées par des associations proches des habitants de foyers. Ces espaces se convertissent en lieux d’échanges, d’assemblées générales, de projets et en studio d’enregistrement. Il en est ainsi de centres sociaux et culturels où sont organisés ces journées culturelles, ces repas et ces occasions de musique. 

    M’Bera, Mauritanie  

    Février 2012. Les habitants du Nord Mali fuient le conflit armé. L’UNHCR installe 400.000 réfugiés Touaregs et Arabes dans des camps aux frontières de la Mauritanie, de l’Algérie, du Burkina Faso et du Niger. M’Berra est le plus important : 80.000 personnes. Ici, le quotidien s’organise. Au- delà des questions sanitaires et nutritionnelles, il y a le désir partagé de célébrer des événements en commun. Il n’y a pas de tabaski sans musique, ni de fin de ramadan. Le tinde et l’imzad sont fabriqués sur place. Il y a aussi des « soirées guitare ». Tout le monde danse et frappe des mains. Mohamed Issa ag Oumar est là. C’est LE guitariste du groupe Tartit, fer de lance avec Tinariwen de la musique touareg sur la scène de la World Music. Il a apporté sa guitare. On branche des amplis sur les batteries des voitures. Ici s’émancipe une économie de la World Music à visée interne, au sein du camp.  

    Mentao, Burkina Faso  

    Nous sommes à 20 kilomètres de Ouagadougou. En octobre 2014, Marta Amico visite le camp en compagnie d’une musicienne du groupe Tartit, qui dirige l’organisation des femmes du camp. Un musicien armé de sa guitare entonne un chant de bienvenue. Des femmes se joignent à lui. M. Amico interroge : Pourquoi la musique ? Parce que c’est la vie. Ici, « la musique » n’est pas quelque chose « à part », une activité en soi : c’est l’instrument de la vie sociale, c’est le fait de pouvoir continuer à se réunir autour des célébrations d’avant qui fait toute l’importance des moments de jeu. Et c’est la raison pour laquelle on retrouve ici tellement de musiciens : ils ont fui les groupes islamistes qui interdisent la musique dans le Nord Mali. Ici, ils organisent des dj set improvisés. Et ils se connectent au monde. Dans ces moments où tout cède, la musique fabrique du lien social.  

    Zaatari, Jordanie  

    Construit en juillet 2012, le camp de Zaatari est situé à la frontière syrienne. 80.000 réfugiés syriens y vivent dans des conditions précaires, près du pays qu’ils ont fui. Zaatari dépend entièrement de l’aide humanitaire. Plusieurs ONG travaillent autour d’activités musicales, c’est le cas d’OXFAM International. Comment la musique est-elle appréhendée dans le règlement du camp ? Comment est- elle mobilisée par les musiciens euxmêmes ? Quel rapport chacun entretient-il à l’écoute ? Et quels sont les répertoires qui entrent dans l’espace public ? Engagée par OXFAM International, Gaétane Lefebvre a travaillé au plus près des interactions musiciennes. Elle a établi des liens avec Nicolas Puig, anthropologue spécialiste des camps de réfugiés au Liban et Richard Wolf, réalisateur de A requiem for Syrian refugees” (2014). L’université d’été permettra de visionner ce film, en présence de N. Puig et du réalisateur. 

    Baigorri, France (64)  

    Le 20 novembre 2015, à l’initiative de l’Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration (OFII), une cinquantaine de migrants s’installent à Baigorri, dans les montagnes basques. Ils ont quitté le Soudan, l’Erythrée, le Tadjikistan, l’Afghanistan et tous les Kurdistan. Ils ne savent pas où ils sont, ne parlent ni français, ni anglais, ni basque, mais ils ont dit oui, et l’OFII les a conduits ici. La mairie réquisitionne le VVF, la préfecture finance, les bénévoles aident les migrants dans leurs démarches administratives. Des ateliers sont en place. Une osmose s’opère. Des ateliers de danse basque sont créés, des ateliers de musique aussi. L’un d’eux réclame un violon. Un violon est trouvé. Il joue sans vibrato, sur des échelles improbables : nous offre un makâm syrien. Pourquoi donc la musique ici ? 
    Ces études de cas seront complétées par d’autres cas présentés par les étudiants qui participeront à l’Université d’été, et par les exposés de Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago) sur la musique dans les camps et de Raimund Vogels (Hildesheim) sur l’institutionnalisation des expériences menées en Niedersachsen pour valoriser le talent d’artistes réfugiés et leur procurer une formation diplomantes qui leur ouvre les portes du marché du travail artistique en Allemagne.

    Production scientifique

    (en partenariat avec Les Cahiers d’Ethnomusicologie)  

    Les candidats sont invités à présenter, à partir de leurs travaux personnels, un projet de texte (2 pages) abordant l’une des thématiques de cette Ecole d’été. Huit projets (Groupe A) seront choisis et seront développés par leurs auteurs pour donner lieu à des textes d’une dizaine de pages qui seront mis en ligne dans l’espace collaboratif. Lors de l’université d’été, les textes seront présentés et commentés par 8 autres participants (Groupe B). Nous constituerons ainsi des binômes auteur / exégète. 
    L’originalité de ce travail en commun permet à plusieurs étudiants de travailler en groupes et d’écrire ensemble un article co-signé qui sera soumis pour publication aux Cahiers d’Ethnomusicologie (Laurent Aubert, Genève). Langues de l’article : français, allemand ou anglais.

    Candidature

    Le dossier de candidature doit comprendre : 
    • un CV ; 
    • une présentation du projet de doctorat, de master ou de post-doc ;  - une proposition d’intervention (2 pages) en lien avec l’Université d’été. 
    Le dossier de candidature doit parvenir à l’adresse : dlaborde@msh-paris.fr La sélection sera faite en fonction de l’adéquation thématique entre les propositions d’intervention et l’Université d’été. 

    Date limite de renvoi des dossier: 29 juin 2017

    Séléction des candidatures

    • Prof. Dr. Denis Laborde (CNRS – EHESS, Centre Georg Simmel, Paris - Bayonne)
    • Prof. Dr. Raimund Vogels (Center for World Music, Hildesheim)
    Sélection des candidats : 30 juin 2017  

    Informations pratiques

    Rendez-vous : L’université d’été se déroule du 10 au 16 septembre 2017. Arrivée des participants le dimanche 10 septembre. Départ le samedi 16 septembre. Vous pouvez rester au-delà à vos frais. 
    Participants : L’Université d’été compte 16 étudiants et jeunes chercheurs (master, doctorat ou post-doctorat) de toute nationalité. Toutes les disciplines sont concernées. 
    Langues de travail : français, allemand ou anglais. La langue basque sera valorisée. Chacun doit parler couramment une de ces langues et en comprendre une autre. 
    Lieu : Cité des Arts, 3 avenue Jean Darrigrand, F-64100 Bayonne, Pays Basque, France
    Inscription : par courrier électronique adressé à dlaborde@msh-paris.fr
    Réservation des billets de train / avion : dans la semaine du 1er juillet 2017 
    Frais : Les frais de transport (train 2e classe ou avion) et de séjour (nuitées et repas) sont couverts par l’Université d’été. Les billets de transport seront pris par le Centre Georg Simmel.  
    Gare SNCF : Bayonne / Aéroport : Biarritz 
    Contact/informations : dlaborde@msh-paris.fr & raimund.vogels@hmt-hannover.
    LIEUX
    • Cité des Arts - 3 avenue Jean Darrigrand
      Bayonne, France (64)
    DATES
    • jeudi 29 juin 2017
    MOTS-CLÉS
    • musique, camp, migrant, accueil, musicien, crise, Afrique, Europe
    CONTACTS
    • Denis Laborde
      courriel : dlaborde [at] msh-paris [dot] fr
    • Vogels Raimund
      courriel : raimund [dot] vogels [at] hmt-hannover [dot] de
    SOURCE DE L'INFORMATION
    • Luigia Parlati
      courriel : luigia [dot] parlati [at] ehess [dot] fr
    POUR CITER CETTE ANNONCE
    « La musique des migrants dans les camps », École d'étéCalenda, Publié le mardi 20 juin 2017, http://calenda.org/409672

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              2001 Awards (NAAR)    

    In 2001, NAAR broke new ground in terms of the amount of money committed to autism research and the number of projects funding. It also marked the first time the organization funded projects in Israel and Ireland, and included In 2001, NAAR committed approximately $3.1 million to fund 28 pilot studies, fellowships and programs, including its largest investment to date in a single project: The Baby Sibs Study – a collaborative, multi-site research program taking place in Canada and the U.S. Also in 2001, NAAR played a key role in funding and establishing the first annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the first international, interdisciplinary conference focusing on autism research.

    Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D.
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    "The Influence of HOX Genes and Cranial Nerve Abnormalities on Impaired Facial and Vocal Expression in Autism."
    One-Year Award: $47,358

    Dana Boatman, Ph.D., & Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
    John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    "Evaluation of Auditory Processing in Low Functioning Children with Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $85,606
    Research Partner: The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.

    Linda Brzustowicz, M.D. & Christopher Barlett, B.S.
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    "Localization of Genes Negatively Influencing Language Acquisition."
    Two-Year Award: $89,606
    First Year Research Partner: The Sidgmore Family Foundation

    Edwin Cook, M.D.
    The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    "Linkage Disequilibrium Fine Mapping of 15q11-q13 in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,605
    First Year Research Partner: Solving the Mystery of Autism Foundation

    Louise Gallagher, MB MRC Psych
    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    "The Molecular Genetics of Autism: Linkage Disequilibrium Screen in the Irish Population."
    Two-Year Award: $99,101
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

    Jeremy Goldberg, M.D.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
    "Investigating Serotonin Receptor Function and Brain Structure as Potential Endophenotypes of Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $89,368

    Andrew Grayson, Ph.D, C. Psychol.
    The Open University (United Kingdom)
    "Facilitated Communication: A Systematic Observational Research Project Involving Fine-Grained Video Analysis and Eye Tracking."
    Two-Year Award: $93, 532.
    Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

    Karl Herrup, Ph.D.
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    "CNS Pattern Formulation and the Etiology of Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,000

    Christine Hohmann, Ph.D.
    Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
    "Serotonin as Regulator of Cortical Development and Function."
    Two-Year Award: $90,702
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

    Huang Chi-ming, Ph.D.,
    University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
    "Synaptic and Cellular Abnormalities in the Maturing Autistic Cerebellum."
    Two-Year Award: $99,880
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

    Jeffrey Hutsler, Ph.D.,
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    "Cortical Organization and Synaptic Culling in Individuals with Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,902

    Ami Klin, Ph.D., & Jocelyne Bachevalier, Ph.D.,
    Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
    "Studies of Social Visual Pursuit in Non-Human Primates with Mesiofrontal-limbic Lesions Previously Shown to Offer a Successful Animal Model of Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $91,730

    Jennifer Levitt, M.D.
    University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA
    "Cortical Complexity and 1H MRS Studies of Communication in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $97,044

    Elena Maestrini, Ph.D.
    University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
    "Search for an Autism Susceptibility Gene on Chromosome 2q."
    Two-Year Award: $80,340
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

    Henry Markram, Ph.D.
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
    "Altered Inhibitory Microcircuits in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $96,800
    Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

    Daniel McIntosh, Ph.D.
    University of Denver, Denver, CO
    "Core Affective Processes in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $99,237

    Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D.
    Utah Southwestern Medical Center, St. George, UT
    "Analysis of the Role of the Methyl-CG Binding Protein in the Pervasive Development Disorder, Rett's Syndrome, Using Genetically Modified Mice."
    Two-Year Award: $100,000

    Stewart Mostofsky, M.D.
    Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
    "Examination of a Deficit in Procedural Learning in Autism."
    Two-Year Award: $88,968
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Coalition for Research & Education

    Rhea Paul, Ph.D.
    Southern Connecticut State University & Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
    "The Development of Prosody in Young Children with Autism and Related Conditions."
    Two-Year Award: $97,024

    Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.
    Duke University Center for Human Genetics, Durham, NC
    "Web-based Genetic Educational Efforts for Autism and Related Disorders."
    One-Year Award: $41,912

    Judith Innes Piggot, MRCGP, MRCP
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
    Roland D. Ciaranello, M.D.
    Memorial Fellowship in Basic Research
    Two-Year Award: $100,000

    Samuel Pleasure, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    "The Role of WNTS in Hippocampal Ventricular Zone Development."
    Two-Year Award: $92,384

    Timothy P.L. Roberts, Ph.D.
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    "Neural Correlates of Phonological Processing in Autism: An MEG Investigation."
    Two-Year Award: $96,273
    First Year Research Partner: Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation

    Neil Smalheiser, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL
    "Circulating Reelin in Autism Spectrum Disorders."
    Two-Year Award: $89,320

    Kathleen Sulik, Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    "CNS Dysmorphogenesis in a Mouse Knockout Model for an Autism Syndrome."
    Two-Year Award: $100,000

    Paul Thorsen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Danish Epidemiology Sciences Centre at Aarhus University and Odense University Hospital, Denmark
    "Risk Factors for Neurodevelopmental Disorders: MMR Vaccine & Childhood Autism."
    One-Year Award: $25,000
    Research Partner: CIBC World Markets

    Steven Zalcman, Ph.D.
    UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    "Cytokines, Monoamines and Stereotypical Motor Activity."
    Two-Year Award: $96,170

    Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, M.D., Susan Bryson, Ph.D., Peter Szatmari, M.D., Wendy Roberts, M.D.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
    "Identifying Early Markers of Autism: A Longitudinal Study of Infant Siblings"
    Two-Year Award: $99,993
    First Year Research Partner: Autism Society of America Foundation

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              From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities   
    by
    Carolyn Guertin
    2005-01-27

    For many the term postfeminist might call to mind the vanilla pleasures of metrosexuality, webcams, online soaps, and blog culture, but, for me, a 40-something cyberfeminist scholar, curator and some time activist, the politically-minded feminist texts I work with are in fact dyed-in-the-wool postfeminist ones that occupy a different place on the postfeminism continuum from those more loudly-lauded, lighter confections. Usually given a bad rap by the media, postfeminism has been accused of being antifeminist, whereas it is instead what the next wave of second wave feminism has become. Its name is not a marker or movement that intends to imply that feminism is dead and gone, any more than Donna Haraway’s “postgender” and N. Katherine Hayles’ “posthuman” mean the death of those old shoes. As Ann Brooks puts it in Postfeminisms, “the concept of `post’ implies a process of ongoing transformation and change” (1). Postfeminism is that indicator that shows us the organism formerly known as feminism has grown into something far more complex than its liberal origins would lead us to expect.

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, second wave feminism, which had spoken predominantly from and to a position of white middle class privilege, began to fracture to include a broader chorus of voices, classes, and races. Postfeminism or, more exactly, postfeminisms have expanded to include a multitude of situated perspectives within the context of postmodern thinking, and have swelled to embrace the new emphasis on what Michèle Barrett identified in 1992 (the year that the World Wide Web was born) as “fluidity and contingency” - features that are the trademark stock in trade of the cyber age. Barrett believed feminism’s paradigm shift to be the result of a new interest in culture that in turn gave rise to a whole new collectivity of subjectivities. It is no accident that this shift coincided with the advent of a technology that foregrounded networked communications. It was only a few years earlier, in the fledgling days of the personal computer back when the Internet was still a vehicle predominantly for hackers and technogeeks, that Haraway first articulated a politics of connectivity for women in the context of these new technologies. In her “Cyborg Manifesto” Haraway’s half-woman, half-machine revels in the confusion of body boundaries and fractures all sense of an originary unity or simplex gender through embracing the cyborg as a model: a being who revels in discursivity, multiplicity, hybridity, and perversity. As the Web has evolved, it has become something of a gene pool for creative explorations of sexualities, subjectivities and identities - and has proved to be as liberating for men as for women in that regard. Cyberfeminist scholar Sadie Plant even argues for the feminizing influence of technology in a connected age. Without a doubt, though, this new technology’s most important role has been that of facilitating communication.

     “cyberfeminism is post-feminist” (76) Cyberfeminism was born at a particular moment in time, 1992, simultaneously at three different points on the globe. In Canada, Nancy Paterson, a celebrated high tech installation artist, penned an article called “Cyberfeminism” for Stacy Horn’s Echo Gopher server. In Australia, VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) coined the term to label their radical feminist acts and their blatantly viral agenda: to insert women, bodily fluids, and political consciousness into electronic spaces. That same year, British cultural theorist Sadie Plant chose the same term to describe her recipe for defining the feminizing influence of technology on western society and its inhabitants.

    -Judy Wajcman

    Connectivity has been called the genius of feminism by theorist Robin Morgan (53), and this genius is being realized in electronic spaces and texts in more complex ways than in any other medium to date. Connectivity is the poster child of the postfeminist universe, which is why the first cyberfeminist collective, VNS Matrix, chose the image of the matrix - the cosmic womb - as its symbol The Australian collective VNS Matrix announced its inception with a rallying cry called the “Cyberfeminist Manifesto”:
    __________
    We are the modern cunt
    positive anti-reason
    unbounded unleashed unforgiving
    we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
    we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
    we are the virus of the new world disorder
    rupturing the symbolic from within
    saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
    the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
    VNS MATRIX
    terminators of the moral code
    mercenaries of slime
    go down on the altar of abjection
    sucking the visceral temple we speak in tongues
    infiltrating disrupting disseminating
    corrupting the discourse/we are the future cunt
    (http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html)
    __________
    Its separatist nature bears a resemblance to philosophies put forward by hackers.
    . Another cyberfeminist collective, the Old Boys’ Network, defined its local chapters as “nodes” that “collide, disintegrate, regenerate, engage, disembody, reform, collapse, renew, abandon, revise, revitalize, and expand” (OBN FAQ 7). These structural and mechanical concerns are not accidental. Postfeminisms do not inhabit a network; they are the network of feminist discourse in virtual space and they are at their best when they are helping to forge communities of practice. In its incarnation most familiar to ebr ‘s readers, the electronic, hyperlinked text is both a narratological structure and the means of navigation in space and time. In the webbed space of hyperlinked fiction, the pregnant gaps between the nodes are at least as important as the textual nodes themselves. The nodes exist in conjunction with the dynamic space of the journey and cannot be discussed in isolation. So with the newest literary forms of the postfeminist universe. They cannot be separated from the communities and material praxes that they both engender and nurture on and off the Web.

    In the cyberfeminist corner of the postfeminist universe, girl gamers such as Brenda Laurel and Mary Flanagan immediately spring to mind; so too do techno-performers such as Laurie Anderson and Coco Fusco, and new media artists such as Mez or Olia Lialina, but the most important and distinctive Web-native postfeminist form is, I would argue, hacktivism. The term was first coined in 1998 The rallying cry of hackers has long been “information wants to be free.” to describe an emerging hybrid form that united the best attributes of peaceful social protest - activism - and tech-savvy online civil disobedience - hackerism The term “hacktivism” has been attributed to a Toronto-based hacker who goes by the handle of Oxblood Ruffin.. It is a solution-oriented form of political action that inserts bodies and media-based dissent into real time material concerns. It should not be confused with its adolescent and illegal cousins, cractivism - code cracking, vandalism, data blockades (DDos) and the loss of digital data - or cyberterrorism - acts and agents of wanton destruction including worms and viruses. One of its trademark features is that the Web cannot contain hacktivism’s flows, allowing it to spill out into the world in the form of political protest at WTO and G8 events, for example, and in books, pamphlets, net.art, and performance art.

    Hacktivism as a praxis was born in December 1997 when Critical Art Ensemble Critical Art Ensemble has been very much in the news lately since one of its members, Steve Kurtz, a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo, was arrested on 12 May 2004 and charged with bioterrorism under the American Anti-Terrorism Act. These trumped up and widely protested charges have resulted in the FBI appropriating CAE’s materials and equipment used for testing for the presence of genetically- modified DNA - the tools CAE uses in creating their political art. member and software engineer Carmin Karasic was so appalled by the events of the Acteal Massacre - 45 Zapatistas were murdered at the hands of the Mexican government - that she set out to create a Web interface that would perform political protest as an aesthetic act. Three other Critical Art Ensemble members joined her in forming a new collective they named the Electronic Disturbance Theatre. (The group’s name is drawn from the concept of civil disobedience first proposed by Henry David Thoreau.) Their electronic civil disobedience engine is named FloodNet; funded by RTMark and launched in September 1998, it is Karasic’s brainchild in her war against injustice. Filling the browser page with the names of the dead, this activism tool “would access the page for Mexico’s President Zedillo seeking bogus addresses, so the browser would return messages like “human_rights not found on this server” (Cassell). Unlike the attacks launched by cracktivists, no damage is done by this software agent. When the Electronic Disturbance Theatre alerts its “online activists to `commence flooding!’” they visit EDT’s website and click on FloodNet’s icon (Harmon). The software then directs their browser to the target, and cues the same page to load over and over again.

    As a postfeminist work, it is no accident that FloodNet must function as a community-based performance:

    FloodNet’s action only drew its validity from the number of people showing support. “It was only actualized through thousands and thousands of participants,” she remembers. “It was meaningless without the masses.” Popular support transforms a random act of vandalism into a show of presence, Karasic argues. “This is an important difference between the single hacker/hacktivist who takes down a server with a single script” (qtd. in Cassell).

    Similar to the disruptive aestheticization of codework by the Dutch trio jodi.org, Karasic sees her collectivity interface as something more closely akin to “conceptual art” than to cyberterrorism (Harmon). No one and no data are harmed in these `attacks,’ but websites are effectively shut down while the protest is being transmitted.

    Advancing human rights through the electronic media is also the purview of another collective, a cyberfeminist one called subRosa. It is currently comprised of Laleh Mehran, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, and Faith Wilding. It was also formed in the fall of 1998 - around the same time that Karasic was vowing to respond to Mexican excesses with FloodNet. Donna Haraway was the first to identify science as one of the most insidious cultural forms women needed to address to regain control of their bodies; subRosa follows in that tradition. subRosa uses its art to critique “the relationships between digital technologies, biotechnologies and women’s bodies/lives/work” (Griffis). The goal of these hacktivists, akin to the Electronic Disturbance Theatre’s, is the creation of communities, what they call “female affiliations that respect difference and create productive projects in solidarity with others who are working on similar ones” (Griffis).

    Embracing bell hooks’ definition of feminism as that which seeks to eradicate ideologies of domination (qtd in Griffis), subRosa undertakes projects of activism and public education on topics as wide-ranging as eugenics, Frankenfoods, stem cell and cloning research, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Seeing their purpose as a pedagogical one, they launch inclusive electronic campaigns, publish pamphlets and books, and travel out into (particularly third world) communities to perform their topical art. These are what they call resistant projects, tactical cyberfeminist ones, and situational information theatre: “As cyberfeminists and artists we are using the framework of participatory performance as an information theatre of pedagogical art that models various tactics for intervening and commenting on the seductive representations of the flesh machine” (subRosa). One of the keys to their successful distribution of information is their willingness to mix media and cross boundaries, producing their art and materials in a plethora of formats contextually situated for their audiences. Like FloodNet’s participatory form, subRosa’s mode of information distribution is reproducible, for it argues “[i]n the digital age, resistant cultural producers can embrace recombinance for subversive ends” (subRosa).

    All of this may seem somewhat removed from the electronic book and literary traditions, but when postfeminisms meet the new media they encourage these kinds of pleasures in the confusion of boundaries between bodies, texts, technologies, politics, and cultures. In a hyperlinked age when the only true path through a text is a personal journey, the many roads of postfeminism show that comminglings of radical politics and material concerns are alive and well in both the virtual and real worlds. How effective these hacktivist actions are is difficult to measure, but they are remarkable as tools for global mobilization and peaceful protest. It is clear that they are very effective at allowing women’s voices to be heard.

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    Postfeminist Artists and Groups

    Electronic Disturbance Theatre. http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/result.php3?Project=290

    Flanagan, Mary. The Adventures of Josie True. http://www.josietrue.com/

    Fusco, Coco. Coco Fusco’s Virtual Laboratory. http://www.thing.net/%7Ecocofusco/

    Karasic, Carmin. FloodNet. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ZapTact.html, http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/wlajfa/pledge1.htm, and Karasic’s Homepage: http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/

    Lialina, Olia. http://art.teleportacia.org/

    Mez. The Data][h!][Bleeding Texts. http://netwurkerz.de/mez/datableed/complete/index.htm

    subRosa. http://www.cyberfeminism.net

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    Works Cited and Consulted

    Barrett, Michèle and Anne Phillips, Eds. Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992.

    Brooks, Ann. Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

    Critical Art Ensemble. http://www.critical-art.net/

    Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund. http://www.caedefensefund.org/

    Cassel, David. “Hacktivism in the Cyberstreets.” AlterNet. 30 May 2000. 16 June 04. http://www.alternet.org/story/9223

    Griffis, Ryan. “Tandem Surfing the Third Wave: Part 3, interview with subRosa.” YOUgenics. 2003. 16 June 04. http://yougenics.net/subRosaInt.htm

    Haraway, Donna. “The Cyborg Manifesto.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women. New York: Routledge, 1991. [1985] 149-181.

    Harmon, Amy. “`Hacktivists’ of All Persuasions Take Their Struggle to the Web.” New York Times on the Web. 31 Oct 1998. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/archive/news/1998/Hacktivists-NYTimes-1998.pdf

    Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

    jodi.org. 17 June 04.

    metac0m. “What is Hacktivism?” thehacktivist.com. Dec 03. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/hacktivism.php

    Morgan, Robin. Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism. London: Methuen, 1990.

    Old Boys’ Network (OBN). “FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.” 16 June 04 http://www.obn.org/inhalt_index.html

    Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones. New York: Bantam, 1997.

    subRosa. “Tactical Cyberfeminism: An Art and Technology of Social Relations.” 16 June 04. http://www.artwomen.org/cyberfems/subrosa/

    VNS Matrix. “Cyberfeminist Manifesto.” 1992. 17 June 2004. http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html

    Wajcman, Judy. TechnoFeminism. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.

    Wray, Stefan. “Electronic Civil Disobedience and the World Wide Web of Hacktivism: A Mapping of Extraparliamentarian Direct Action Net Politics. Nov 1998. 16 June 04. http://thehacktivist.com/archive/edt/wwwhack.html

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    Lady's Chocolate Chip Cookie and Cookie Butter Skillets - made May 26, 2017, modified from Modern Honey
    I've come to believe that one of the easiest "comfort food" desserts you can serve is the chocolate chip cookie skillet. There's nothing like warm chocolate chip cookies. Served with ice cream. Baked in a cast iron skillet. Oh, and while you're at it, put some nutella to slowly melt over the warm cookie. Because....why not? Okay, yeah, you're going to have to do some massive workouts and live on rabbit food for 3 days but it's worth it. Especially this one.
    Pre-bake
    It's also quite versatile. If you have some non-chocolate lovers (I know, I don't understand them either), you can make the dough and right before you add the chocolate chips - which, hello, make the whole thing - separate out the plain dough and add cookie butter to that batch instead. No need to mix it into the actual cookie. I layered it into the cookie skillet for a cookie butter cookie skillet. It's hard to top a brown sugar sugar/cookie butter combination.
    Post-bake
    Unless, of course, you make the traditional chocolate chip cookie skillet with big milk chocolate chips, bake it, then spread a layer of nutella to melt over it. And serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. Yes, it was as good as that just sounded. Or better.
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet covered with Nutella
    While chocolate chip cookie skillets are easy to make, you do want to make sure you choose a chocolate chip cookie recipe that spreads. I know, that's against my usual grain of thick, chubby, chunky cookies that remain thick with very little spread. But since it's in a skillet, you want it to spread at least enough to make it to the edges of the skillet. Otherwise, you'll get a weird cookie in the middle of a skillet that looks like it didn't need to be baked in a skillet. Plus the cookies that spread tend to be more buttery and less floury, also a good thing.

    The cookie butter, chocolate-chip-less version was also good. It's hard to see the cookie butter in the picture below which only means I should've used more. But it, too, was good. Next time you have a group of friends or family over for an informal meal, this is a good dessert topper for a casual gathering.
    Cookie Butter skillet cookie
    1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup milk chocolate chunks
    1/3 cup cookie butter
    vanilla bean ice cream
    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Spray two 6-inch cast iron skillets with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In a small heavy saucepan, melt brown over medium heat, stirring often, until it bubbles and milk solids turn brown. Turn off heat and add brown sugar and granulated sugar, stirring until completely blended. Cool slightly.
    3. Add egg and vanilla, stir until combined.
    4. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until well combined.
    5. Pour half of the cookie batter into 1 6" skillet, adding dollops of cookie butter and covering with dough,
    6. Add milk chocolate chips to other half of the cookie batter and pour into second skillet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown and middles no longer look like raw dough. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
    7. Add vanilla bean ice cream and serve.


              Arquitectura general de un torno CNC   
    Las características propias de los tornos CNC respecto de un torno normal universal son las siguientes:



    Motor y cabezal principal

    Este motor limita la potencia real de la máquina y es el que provoca el movimiento giratorio de las piezas, normalmente los tornos actuales CNC equipan un motor de corriente continua, que actúa directamente sobre el husillo con una transmisión por poleas interpuesta entre la ubicación del motor y el husillo, siendo innecesario ningún tipo de transmisión por engranajes.

    Bancada y carros desplazables

    Para poder facilitar el desplazamiento rápido de los carros longitudinal y transversal, las guías sobre las que se deslizan son templadas y rectificadas con una dureza del orden de 450 HB. Estas guías tienen un sistema automatizado de engrase permanente.
    Los husillos de los carros son de bolas templadas y rectificadas asegurando una gran precisión en los desplazamientos, estos husillos funcionan por el principio de recirculación de bolas, mediante el cual un tornillo sin fin tiene un acoplamiento a los respectivos carros. Cuando el tornillo sin fin gira el carro se desplaza longitudinalmente a través de las guías de la bancada. Estos tornillos carecen de juego cuando cambian de sentido de giro y apenas ofrecen resistencia. Para evitar los daños de una colisión del carro con algún obstáculo incorporan un embrague que desacopla el conjunto y detiene la fuerza de avance.
    Cada carro tiene un motor independiente que pueden ser servomotores o motores encoder que se caracterizan por dar alta potencia y alto par a bajas revoluciones. Estos motores funcionan como un motor convencional de Motor de corriente alterna, pero con un encoder conectado al mismo. El encoder controla las revoluciones exactas que da el motor y frena en el punto exacto que marque la posición programada de la herramienta.


    Portaherramientas





    El torno CNC utiliza un tambor como portaherramientas donde pueden ir ubicados de seis a veinte herramientas diferentes, según sea el tamaño del torno, o de su complejidad. El cambio de herramienta se controla mediante el programa de mecanizado, y en cada cambio, los carros retroceden a una posición donde se produce el giro y la selección de la herramienta adecuada para proseguir el ciclo de mecanizado. Cuando acaba el mecanizado de la pieza los carros retroceden a la posición inicial de retirada de la zona de trabajo para que sea posible realizar el cambio de piezas sin problemas. El tambor portaherramientas, conocido como revólver, lleva incorporado un servomotor que lo hace girar, y un sistema hidráulico o neumático que hace el enclavamiento del revolver, dando así una precisión que normalmente está entre 0.5 y 1 micra de milímetro. Las herramientas tienen que ser ajustadas a unas coordenadas adecuadas en un accesorio externo a los tornos de acuerdo con las cotas que indique el programa. En la mayoría de los casos se trabaja con plaquitas intercambiables de metal duro, con lo cual, cuando se necesita reponer la plaquita, no hace falta desmontar el portaherramientas de su alojamiento.


    UCP (Unidad central de proceso)



    La UCP o CPU es el cerebro de cálculo de la máquina, gracias al microprocesador que incorpora. La potencia de cálculo de la máquina la determina el microprocesador instalado. A cada máquina se le puede instalar cualquiera de las UCP que hay en el mercado, por ejemplo: FAGOR, FANUC, SIEMENS, etc. Lo normal es que el cliente elige las características de la máquina que desea y luego elige la UCP que más le convenga por prestaciones, precio, servicio, etc.
    Las funciones principales encomendadas a la UCP es desarrollar las órdenes de mando y control que tiene que tener la máquina de acuerdo con el programa de mecanizado que el programador haya establecido, como por ejemplo calcular la posición exacta que deben tener las herramientas en todo el proceso de trabajo, mediante el control del desplazamiento de los correspondientes carros longitudinal y transversal. También debe controlar los factores tecnológicos del mecanizado, o sea las revoluciones del husillo y los avances de trabajo y de desplazamiento rápido así como el cambio de herramienta.
    Por otra parte la UCP, integra las diferentes memorias del sistema, que pueden ser EPROM, ROM, RAM y TAMPON, que sirven para almacenar los programas y actuar como un disco duro de cualquier ordenador.
    Como periférico de entrada el más significativo e importante es el teclado que está instalado en el panel de mandos de la máquina, desde donde se pueden introducir correcciones y modificaciones al programa inicial, incluso elaborar un programa individual de mecanizado. Hay muchos tipos de periféricos de entrada con mayor o menor complejidad, lo que si tienen que estar construidos es a prueba de ambientes agresivos como los que hay en los talleres.
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    A friend's daughter is having a baby.  
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              India launches tax revolution amid business doubts   

    India launches tax revolution amid business doubtsIndia on Saturday launched its biggest ever fiscal reform with the government promising that a new nationwide tax would make the economy stronger and less corrupt, but businesses are nervous about the revolution. The new goods and services tax (GST) replaces more than a dozen levies imposed nationally and by the 29 states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a special midnight session of parliament to launch GST which he called "a good and simple tax".



              Ricky Martin dice que se le da “muy bien” el papel de amante de Versace   
    Miami (EE.UU.), (EFE).- El cantante puertorriqueño Ricky Martin afirma que se le da “muy bien” el papel de amante del diseñador italiano Gianni Versace en una nueva entrega de la serie “American Crime Story” y que ha “saboreado” todas las escenas. Entre giras por Europa, Estados Unidos y América Latina, Ricky Martin ha encontrado un hueco en su agenda para participar en la tercera entrega de “American Crime Story”, que está dedicada al asesinato de Versace, del que este mes de julio se cumplen 20 años. La serie cuenta con la participación de actores como la española Penélope Cruz y el venezolano Edgar Ramírez. “El comienzo de mi carrera, ya como solista más que nada, fue en el mundo de la actuación”, recuerda en una entrevista con Efe. Ricky Martin, de 45 años, interpreta en la serie a Antonio D’Amico, el amante del modisto italiano asesinado en la escalinata de su mansión en Miami Beach el 15 de julio de 1997 por Andrew Cunanan, quien fue hallado muerto en un barco ocho días más tarde. El cantante debió hacer algunas escenas eróticas junto a Ramírez, que interpreta a Versace. El papel de D’Amico se le ha dado “muy bien” gracias [...]
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              Change User login permissions on a sql 2005 database that gets overwritten daily   

    You would open the maintenance task and add a step.  On my 2008 server I'd scroll down the left side of the SSMS utility to the "Management" area, and unfold it to "Maintenance Plans" the right-click and modify the appropriate maintenance plan. 

    Just add an appropriate Maintenance plan task to "Execute T-SQL Statement".  Add the appropriate SQL and hope you've not just locked all users out of all databases. 

    That little joke is just my way of saying you should be careful. 


              Miguel Concha: Un nuevo estado para una nueva sociedad   
    Discutir el proceso electoral de 2018 empieza ya a ser cansado, sea porque se manifiesta como algo ya muy visto, o porque aparece como un territorio monopolizado por los partidos, los políticos profesionales y los gobernantes. De las tres posibilidades en actitud política que establecía el célebre analista de lo público Albert Hirschman en su libro Salida, voz y lealtad (la salida como negativa a jugar, ante el convencimiento de que no se puede cambiar el orden vigente; la voz como expresión de la protesta que busca su modificación, y la lealtad como el acatamiento de las tendencias prevalecientes), pareciera que a la sociedad civil mexicana no le quedara otra alternativa que la resignación.
              Ponta Grossa vive a queda do Império   
    O final infeliz e prolongado do cinema mais popular da história de Ponta Grossa (Campos Gerais), o Cine Império, está cada vez mais próximo da última cena. Depois de dez anos da chuva que destruiu a maior parte do prédio, apenas a fachada e algumas paredes resistem, apesar do péssimo estado de conservação. A Defesa Civil chegou a anunciar para o último dia 22 a demolição da parte restante. Porém, a prefeitura demorou a liberar o alvará.
    A prefeitura informou ter interesse na demolição, por causa dos riscos que a estrutura oferece, mas até o fechamento dessa edição não havia informações sobre a liberação do alvará. Segundo o coordenador da Defesa Civil de Ponta Grossa, Coronel Edimir de Paula, a demolição será feita manualmente para não haver danos às edificações vizinhas.
    O trabalho será executado por uma empresa contratada pela proprietária do local, a Cinesul Empreendimentos Imobiliários (antiga Cinemas Arco-Íris), de Lages (SC). “O que segurava a fachada era o peso do telhado, mas ele foi destruído na época da enxurrada. Há um risco considerável de acidentes e de transmissão de doenças”, diz Edimir.
    Não ao tombamento
    O Império fazia parte do Inventário Cultural de Ponta Grossa desde 2003, o que impedia a demolição ou alteração sem o consentimento do Conselho Municipal do Patrimônio Cultural (Compac). A diretora do Departamento de Patrimônio Cultural da prefeitura, Carolyne Abilhôa, afirma que o Compac liberou o local para construção desde que fosse preservada a fachada, mas nenhuma obra de edificação ou restauro chegou a ser realizada. “Inclusive, foi liberada a abertura do vão frontal para possibilitar a entrada do maquinário necessário para a obra, que posteriormente deveria ser refeito como no original.”
    Em dezembro de 2012, os membros do conselho se reuniram e decidiram não tombar o local como patrimônio histórico. Assim, os proprietários voltaram a ter o direito de modificar o imóvel sem autorização do Compac. Porém, o péssimo estado de conservação fez com que no início do ano o Ministério Público do Paraná determinasse a demolição. “Não alteramos nem demolimos o imóvel porque estávamos aguardando uma definição do poder público. Ele não foi abandonado, tanto que os impostos estão em dia”, diz o contador da Cinesul, Mário Gesing.
    Fundado em setembro de 1939, o cinema parou de funcionar em 1992 e, logo na sequência, o prédio passou a abrigar uma igreja evangélica por alguns anos. O professor da Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG) Nelson Silva Junior frequentou o Cine Império no começo da década de 1980. Anos mais tarde, a história do local foi um dos elementos da sua dissertação de mestrado, sobre o fechamento dos cinemas de rua. “O ideal era que esse espaço fosse aproveitado para uma finalidade cultural, afinal é um lugar de memória”, diz.
    Nelson lembra que o Império foi o quarto cinema fundado em Ponta Grossa (depois do Éden, do Recreio e do Renascença). Mesmo não sendo o mais antigo, logo caiu nas graças do povo pelas diversas ações promocionais e pelos filmes de grande apelo. “Havia a sessão “Pão Duro”, na qual o espectador assistia a diversos filmes durante o dia por um preço módico. Também havia a troca de gibis por ingressos. Além disso, ele ficava num local estratégico: bem em frente ao antigo terminal de ônibus da cidade.”

    FONTE: http://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/vidaecidadania/conteudo.phtml?tl=1&id=1465887&tit=Ponta-Grossa-vive-a-queda-do-Imperio

              O retorno dos agentes de viagem   

    Um acolhedor café da tarde foi enviado a Cristina e sua família assim que se acomodaram na suíte do resort. Eles foram acompanhados por um simpático carregador que levou as malas até o quarto que acomodaria Cristina e seus dois filhos durante a viagem a Pernambuco.


    O excelente tratamento recebido pela família no resort não custou caro. Na verdade, foi pago um valor menor do que o previsto para a reserva de tal suíte. E isso tampouco foi resultado de horas de pesquisas cansativas na internet. Ela conseguiu a viagem dos sonhos por meio da ajuda de um agente de viagem sem que fosse necessário sair de sua casa. Cristina contou com a ajuda do BomTrip.com, o portal que permite o contato -  incluindo negociação e pagamento – entre viajantes e agentes via internet.
    A decisão se deu porque Cristina precisava de recomendações especiais e do suporte de alguém que a orientasse de acordo com suas necessidades, já que viajava com duas crianças e gostaria de evitar que qualquer problema acontecesse durante a viagem. Ela queria um profissional que conhecesse bem o destino e soubesse indicar quais atividades poderiam ser feitas para tornar aquele momento em família ainda mais agradável.
    De acordo com os relatórios da indústria do turismo, clientes como Cristina, que procuram um atendimento personalizado, não são tão poucos quanto se pensa. Segundo um levantamento do BomTrip.com, existem no Brasil aproximadamente 15 milhões de viajantes que se enquadram nesse perfil. Além disso, indicando a futura tendência mundial, há mais ou menos três anos as agências de turismo americanas têm vivenciado um crescimento em suas vendas, apesar das desvantagens perante os grandes portais da internet.
    Essa boa notícia se dá como reflexo do que aconteceu às agências americanas, que voltaram a prosperar a partir de 2011. Com isso, os agentes de viagem voltaram a ser pauta de discussões: “estariam eles de volta?”. Naquele contexto, logo após um período em que se acreditava na total dominação dos grandes portais de viagem, era difícil acreditar que sim. Mas, como os números provaram, os agentes de viagem americanos recuperaram sua força, e o BomTrip.com veio para fazer com que as agências brasileiras também vençam esses obstáculos.
    Apesar de todas as dificuldades, a esperança cresceu, e ainda cresce, à medida em que os viajantes se cansam de ter seu tempo e sua energia consumidos pelas inúmeras pesquisas necessárias ao se planejar uma viagem por conta própria. No mundo contemporâneo, mais rápido e movimentado do que nunca, o tempo aparece como um bem de valor inigualável.
    Apesar do surpreendente retorno, não se espera que o mercado das agências volte à era pré-internet. Mas, ao que tudo indica, os agentes de viagem ainda desempenham um papel bastante relevante no universo do turismo. E tudo isso se deve a um simples fato: seres humanos não devem ser substituídos por máquinas, mas sim trabalhar em colaboração com elas. E é exatamente isso que o BomTrip.com faz: oferece via internet o atendimento personalizado dos agentes de viagem e, com isso, atrai cada vez mais clientes para as agências.
    Além disso, o padrão de atendimento dos agentes evoluiu muito. Aquele tempo em que se consultava um agente de viagens para perguntar-lhe o que fazer ficou para trás. O agente atual não determina o destino do cliente, ele trabalha em colaboração com o viajante, que já tem uma ideia do que deseja fazer, e procura entender suas vontades e avaliar o que cabe no seu bolso. E a plataforma criada pelo BomTrip.com é ideal para promover essa comunicação entre agente e viajante, fazendo com que o entendimento seja pleno e que a viagem saia como (ou melhor que) o esperado.
    Os agentes contemporâneos também se preocupam em oferecer aos viajantes opções exclusivas que eles não conseguiriam organizar facilmente por conta própria, como, por exemplo, um curso de dança balinesa ou um cruzeiro noturno pelo rio Nilo. Ou seja, agentes podem acrescentar à viagem elementos para torná-la mais autêntica e especial.
    Apesar de estar resolvido quando às suas vontades, o cliente contemporâneo, assim como todo o resto do mundo, não têm tempo para sair de sua casa à procura do serviço que deseja. Hoje, dá-se prioridade a tudo o que pode ser resolvido sem sair do lugar. Por isso, o BomTrip.com se caracteriza como uma plataforma de auxílio não somente para os agentes, mas também para os viajantes, já que facilita o acesso até o serviço personalizado.
    E é assim, on-line, que os agentes ganham força para competir com os grandes portais de viagem que, por sua comodidade, tanto atraíram os viajantes. Agora, os agentes e agências podem oferecer não só a comodidade, mas também o que já ofereciam antes da invasão virtual, o serviço de conselheiros pessoais que desejam proporcionar a seus clientes a melhor experiência antes, durante, e depois da viagem.
    Tony Gonchar, o CEO da Sociedade Americana dos Agentes de Viagem, uma vez escreveu: “Graças a seu profundo conhecimento, experiência e conexões na indústria do turismo, os agentes de viagem podem proteger não somente o dinheiro de seus clientes, mas também seu maior bem, o tempo.” A frase de Tony Gonchar resume, em poucas palavras, o porquê do tão inesperado retorno dos agentes de viagem.

    Fonte: www.bomtrip.com

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              Comment on Shabash Shabanaji! by Anita Sinha   
    Absolutely true, Mr Balakrishnan. These pseudo secularists, under Congress rule, flourished and carried on their anti-national activities with impunity. The Gandhi's have no loyalty towards the nation, nor do the Leftists, Muslims and Christians. Abroad, Christians have joined the anti-India, Anti-Hindu club comprising Jihadi sympathizers, the Leftists and the Muslims. Their job is to malign Hindus , Modi govt, and India, all over the world. Its an all out propaganda machine funded by the Church, Leftists and Islamists/Jihadis.
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              Semplificazioni in edilizia, pratiche più veloci e tempi certi: in vigore le misure previste nella nuova legge regionale   

    L’Emilia-Romagna ha una nuova legge sull’edilizia, un provvedimento dalla parte di cittadini, tecnici e imprese con l’obiettivo di garantire tempi certi e modalità semplificate a chi deve mettere mano a interventi di ristrutturazione e modifiche, [...]

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              No apprehension about lynchings after Modi's rebuke: Amit Shah   

    Panaji, July 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi publicly criticised mob violence, there was no apprehension about lynchings in the country.

    Shah also said criticism of the central government led by PM Modi was unfair vis-a-vis the issue of lynchings and also questioned why journalists were being caught in the flow.

    "There is no (apprehension anywhere in the country," Shah said, when asked if apprehension about public lynchings had been quelled by Modi's recent public statement criticising such incidents.

    Shah suggested that there was an orchestrated effort to wrongly blame the Modi-led government on the lynching issue.

    "I do not want to undermine lynching incidents, by presenting a comparison. In 2011, 2012, 2013, there were more lynchings in each year than in these three years (of National Democratic Alliance rule). But the question was not asked then. How are questions being asked now?" he said.

    "Mohammad Akhlaq died in Uttar Pradesh, when the Samajwadi Party was in power. It was their responsibility and yet there is a protest against Modi government," Shah added.

    "What is this fashion? I can understand about the citizens but why are journalists getting caught in such a flow," the BJP President said.

    --IANS

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              Canadian Model for Peatlands Version 1.0: a model design document.   
    Un projet de modélisation des tourbières boisées de trois ans, financé par l’Entente sur la forêt boréale canadienne, a été développé en réponse à la nécessité d’estimer les gaz à effet de serre à l’échelle nationale dans les vastes tourbières de la région boisée du Canada. Ce document décrit le plan de conception pour une composante du projet : la version 1.0 du Modèle canadien en matière de tourbières (MCaT). La version 1.0 du MCaT sera développée comme module pour le Modèle du bilan du carbone du secteur forestier canadien (MBC-SFC3), qui est utilisé pour répondre aux exigences nationales et internationales de reddition de compte sur les gaz à effet de serre, mais qui ne représente actuellement que les systèmes forestiers des hautes terres. Le MCaT est destiné à simuler les changements et les émissions de stocks de carbone (C) dans les 100 cm supérieurs de la tourbe, qui sont les plus sensibles aux changements climatiques et édaphiques et les plus sensibles aux perturbations anthropiques et naturelles, pour des périodes contemporaines (de 1990 à aujourd’hui) et futures (de 10 à 100 années à venir). Le MCaT sera compatible avec le cadre le plus récent de modélisation du MBC-SFC3 et est conçu pour une application à plusieurs échelles (de l’échelle d’un site et à l’échelle nationale) et pour des approches de modélisation à référence spatiale (en polygones) et spatialement explicite (raster; ≥ 30 m de résolution). Le MCaT permettra de simuler la croissance annuelle et la décomposition des réservoirs vivants et morts de carbone (provenant d’une couche ligneuse [racines, tiges et feuillage], d’une couche de mousse [plume de mousse et de sphaigne] et d’une couche de carex [racines et feuillage]), qui seront ultérieurement transférées à une couche oxique de tourbe (acrotelme), puis à une couche de tourbe saturée d’eau (catotelme). Le MCaT sera étalonné et testé pour 11 catégories de tourbières, représentant différentes combinaisons de couverts forestiers (tourbières forestière, arborée ou ouverte), et de classification de zones humides (tourbières ombrotrophe, minérotrophe pauvre, minérotrophe riche ou marécage). Ces catégories de tourbières seront cartographiées pour le Canada dans un autre volet du projet afin de permettre des estimations à l’échelle nationale des émissions et des éliminations de carbone dans les tourbières. Les émissions de méthane seront modélisées en tant que proportion du total émis de carbone, qui dépend de la profondeur de la nappe phréatique. La version 1.0 du MCaT, décrite ici, sera construite en supposant une nappe phréatique statique estimée pour chaque combinaison de catégories de tourbière et d’écozone. La version 2.0 du MCaT comprendra un tableau d’eau dynamique modélisé en fonction du code de la sécheresse régionale et comprendra des modificateurs d’humidité et de température rattachés aux fonctions de décomposition et de croissance dans le but de fournir des prévisions pour l’avenir des budgets de carbone dans les tourbières en réponse aux changements climatiques, y compris le dégel du pergélisol. Il comprendra également la modélisation des effets perturbateurs naturels et anthropiques.
              Adaptation de l’aménagement forestier durable aux changements climatiques : rapport exhaustif sur les scénarios de la vulnérabilité.   
    Changes in global climate expected during the 21st century will have profound impacts on forests in Canada and elsewhere. Sustainable forest management objectives will therefore require modification as part of the general need for adaptation to climate change. Work carried out for the Conseil canadien des ministres des forêts has focused on developing and implementing tools and methods for adapting forest management in an uncertain future. While the uncertainties are considerable, these cannot be considered an excuse for delaying action, particularly in a long-term endeavor such as forestry. The report reviews scenarios and scenario analysis as one important approach to accounting for uncertainty in forest management decision making. Scenarios include the projections of future global economic and demographic growth as drivers of climate change, of future climate, and of the potential impacts of changes in climate on natural and managed ecosystems. In turn, local impacts on Canada’s forests can have important consequences for dependent communities and regional economies, which can feed back to global scenarios. The report discusses the availability of scenario data, the processes involved in developing local scenarios by stakeholders, and the application of scenarios as part of a vulnerability assessment process for sustainable forest management systems. Case studies of scenarios used in regional and national assessments of climate change impacts on forests are reviewed. Sources of information on scenarios are provided in three appendixes.
              Adapting sustainable forest management to climate change: a comprehensive report on scenarios for vulnerability assessment.   
    Les changements dans le climat mondial prévus pour le XXIe siècle auront de sérieuses répercussions sur les forêts du Canada et de l’étranger. Les objectifs d’aménagement forestier durable devront donc être modifiés selon la nécessité générale de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques. Le travail effectué par le Conseil canadien des ministres des forêts a porté sur l’élaboration et la mise en oeuvre d’outils et de méthodes d’adaptation de l’aménagement forestier dans un avenir incertain. Bien que les incertitudes soient considérables, elles ne peuvent constituer une excuse pour retarder la prise de mesures, en particulier dans les domaines d’activités à long terme comme la foresterie. Dans le rapport, on examine des scénarios et des analyses de scénarios comme une façon importante de tenir compte de l’incertitude dans le processus décisionnel visant l’aménagement forestier. Au nombre des scénarios, mentionnons les prévisions de la croissance économique et démographique à l’échelle mondiale dans l’avenir comme facteurs des changements climatiques, du climat futur et des repercussions éventuelles des changements dans le climat sur les écosystèmes naturels et aménagés. En outre, les répercussions à l’échelle locale sur les forêts canadiennes peuvent avoir de graves conséquences pour les collectivités qui en sont tributaires et les économies régionales, ce qui peut influer sur les scénarios mondiaux. On parle également dans le rapport de l’accès aux données pour les scénarios, des processus utilisés par les intervenants pour élaborer des scénarios locaux et du recours aux scénarios dans le cadre du processus d’évaluation de la vulnérabilité des systèmes d’aménagement forestier durable. On examine des études de cas sur les scénarios utilises dans des évaluations régionales et nationales des répercussions des changements climatiques sur les forêts. Enfin, on procure des sources d’information sur les scénarios dans trois annexes.
               Return of the Dandy 1966   

    Ruffles foaming over the shirt-fronts of dinner-jackets and lace spilling out of the sleeves, tight-fitting pants, worn by young men who will demand 20 sittings at a tailor to be sure that the length of the vent is just so, that the trouser leg moves an inch bell-wise at the bottom!  There are tales of Beau Brummell and Oscar Wilde, interviews with David Mlinaric, Patrick Lichfield and Rupert Lycett-Green of Blades. Musings on Pop Stars, Photographers, Hung On You, custom made shirts by the dozen and much more...it's all here, in this excellent in-depth 6 page feature on dandyism, originally published in 1966.





                                                              RETURN OF THE DANDY
    Ruffles foam over the shirt-fronts of the dinner-jackets and lace spills out of the sleeves. Velvet pantaloons, which would have raised eyebrows if seen on men three years ago, attract hardly a glance anymore. The jackets are increasingly waisted, flare sharply over the hips and are getting almost Edwardian in length. The trousers fit so tightly that the more extreme ones are hard to sit down in and look best only when the man in them is standing almost at attention. There has not been such elegance, style and boldness in men's clothes in London since Oscar Wilde. The new wave of English dandyism started, most people agree, about five years ago. Young David Mlinaric, a designer, and one of the best dressed young men in London, thinks pop music had a good deal to do with it. ''The pop singers have the panache of the movie stars in the thirties. The pop singers and designers and film stars dress adventurously - and the others have followed them. Also, people today are more interested in young people than ever before - and they copy what the young people do.''

    Patrick Lichfield, another of the best dressed young English men, thinks that the adventurousness of people's occupations has a lot to do with their clothes. He himself is an Earl, but he's also a photographer. ''Many people,'' he points out, ''are still stuck in environments like the city where conservative dress is absolutely required. But these days film stars, pop singers, hairdressers, photographers have all become respectable people. People like us can dress as we like: we can experiment. If a duke wandered into a cocktail party without a tie, people would find it odd, but if a film star did it, he'd be accepted. Presently, the duke might even follow suit.''

    The revolution in men's clothes has even deeper roots than that. All the great periods of dandyism have occurred in periods of revolutionary upheaval in the pecking order of society. The Regency dandies followed the Napoleonic wars, a period when the monarchy and aristocracy were despised and a new middle class was beginning to emerge. The French wave of dandyism (strictly an import from England) followed the Revolution of 1830, again with a great levelling of social barriers. The Edwardian dandies followed the industrial revolution when the money and power structure shifted from the landed aristocracy to the new industrial magnates. The new dandies of today are living in an age when the caste system in England is breaking down at both top and bottom.








    Like Nicholas Hilliard's Elizabethan dandy, today's dandy, Dennis Stansfield (above), looks effective in a rural setting. Stansfield, a 20-year old commercial artist, designs his own clothes and has a tailor in Tooting. His sister-in-law makes his shirts.


    The greatest of all dandies, Beau Brummell, was the most scornful of men. (''You can't call that thing a coat?'') He had no title, no fortune, no professionnot even a carriage; he had nothing but a superb arrogance and assurance and presence; with these weapons alone he was copied, quoted, much feared, greatly respected, and wielded very real power. When the Prince Regent (who became George IV) broke with him, he remarked disdainfully of the future monarch: ''I made him what he is today and I can unmake him.'' This Brummellian scorn and self-assurance is very much a part of the make-up of the young pop set. The young film stars, photographers, models, designers and pop singers don't give a damn what their fathers or you or I or anyone else think of their far-out clothes or their far-out behaviour. Albert Camus has called the dandy the archetype of the human being in revolt against society. Almost always the dandy is thumbing his nose at the rest of the pack. The great Beau himself, some of his admirers think, was in the privacy of his own heart, mocking the very dandyism for which he was admired.











    Lichfield, when I talked to him, had just come out of his dark-room, dressed casually in a polo-necked sweater and corduroy trousers. Lichfield looks well turned out in even the most casual clothes. ''Some people dress with flair alone.'' he says. I think Mlinaric is the best dressed man I know. Some of his effects are sheer audacity. I saw him one night in evening suit with a marvellous ruffled shirt. I admired it and he told me he'd just pinned some ruffles on a plain white shirt. It looked great.'' Lichfield admits he spends ''a fortune'' on his clothes, and says that some of his suits are total failures. ''I wear them two or three times, then never again.'' We toured his wardrobe. Twenty-six suits. ''I like brown suits very much.'' Many of today's young dandies like brown. ''Tweeds for the country.'' He showed a grey wooly one. ''I like big buckles.'' He showed me one immense silver one on a black belt. ''I think these buckles are going to be very fashionable. I love suede coats.'' He has four of varying cut. ''For shooting...'' He brought out a pair of bottle-green corduroy breeches. ''I've ordered all my gamekeepers to wear these.''

    He opened a drawer packed with sweaters. ''I have a lot of polo-necked jerseys, mostly green and beige. They cost me a fortune in cleaning because you can only wear them two or three times. Now here's my most precious possession...'' He pulled out a pair of worn, patched and splendidly faded Levis. ''If the house was burning down, this is what I'd rescue first. The rest of my clothes can be replaced but it takes years of wear to get that lovely patina. American trousers are the only things I buy ready-made.'' He has 50 shirts, most of them custom-made from Harvie & Hudson at £6 apiece. When a shirt catches his fancy, he may buy one and ship it to Hong Kong to be copied by the dozen in silk. He has about 50 ties, many of the patterned pastel type which is very with it at the moment, but he also likes severely plain black knitted ties. He takes very good care of his clothes and is exasperated by people who don't. ''I know people who throw clothes on the floor that have cost them a fortune.'' He has an electric trouser-press in his bedroom which presses his trousers while he's in the bath (the jacket hangs itself out as part of the gadget). ''I haven't had a suit pressed since I left the Army — but cleaning costs me a fortune.'' I don't understand people who dress simply to keep warm,'' says Lichfield. ''A man should enjoy his clothes. He dresses to attract the girls —unlike the girls, who dress to impress one another. I have an idea all men dress to be sexy like cock pheasants in the mating season. I always dress more carefully the first time I take a girl out than the second. English girls, I think, are more adventurous in their tastes than girls of other countries and they admire adventurously dressed men.''



    Among the most adventurous is Mlinaric. Standing in the immense square drawing-room of his Tite Street house (another great dandy, Oscar Wilde, lived in this street, a block away), Mlinaric was wearing a brown (he too, likes brown) double-breasted jacket that buttoned almost to the neck, the lapels edged in black, with short sleeves in order to display the cuffs of the shirt. His suits, he said, were getting more brightly coloured. His latest, of which he expected much, was cinnamon-coloured. ''Clothes are my greatest extravagance,'' he says. ''I feel very strongly about the way clothes are stitched. I'm tremendously interested in the best materials as well as the cut. I think a great many of the Carnaby Street clothes are very badly put together and of poor material.''




    Ted Dawson, male model, spends about £500 a year on clothes. His wardrobe includes 100 ties, 75 shirts, 30 suits, 14 jackets.




    Above: The wonderful Michael Rainey 25, who designed all the clothes for his boutique Hung On You, discusses ties with journalist Christopher Gibbs. (extreme right).



    How well dressed are today's young men in comparison with the great dandies of the past? Hardly within whistling distance, I think. Max Beerbohm, the last of the dandies, wrote of Beau Brummell: ''Is it not to his fine scorn of accessories that we trace the first aim of modern dandyism, the production of the supreme effort through means the least extravagant? In certain congruities of dark cloth, in the rigid perfection of lines, in the symmetry of the gloves with the hands, lay the secret of Mr Brummell's miracle. He ever was most economical, most scrupulous of means.'' None of today's dandies lives up to these uncompromising standards (nor did Beerbohm). Brummell himself would have nothing but freezing contempt for Carnaby Street.

















    The real dandies buy their suits at Blades in Dover Street. Eric Joy, the partner and chief designer, has a good deal of Brummellian scorn for most of the cutters and designers of Savile Row and thinks all mens clothes designed between 1914 and 1960 were a wasteland of mediocrity. ''Up to five years ago, masculinity was to be a good rugger player,'' he says scornfully. ''I thought it was about time we designed a collection that made men look like men, not bloody Daleks.'' He haunted the Victoria and Albert Museum for ideas. Many of the jackets are the modified descendants of military uniforms which are in fact the ancestors of many great English men's suits.'' Rupert Lycett Green, proprietor of Blades, a bit of a dandy himself (though he denies it), lists as a barely adequate wardrobe for a well-dressed man: two dinner jackets (silk for summer, worsted for winter), with perhaps a velvet evening suit to boot; one grey suit; one black suit; a couple of working suits, both comfortable and elegant; a country suit of lightweight tweed; two light summer suits; one travelling grey suit; one crushproof traveling suit for air travel and trains; three overcoats (one dark evening coat, one tweedy raglan type for country, one short for motoring or town wear); at least two sports or odd jackets; half a dozen assorted slacks or odd trousers; 50 shirts and 50 ties. Blades is opening its own shop in New York soon, but design there will be severely modified. The extreme dandyism quite acceptable in London still has strong homosexual implications in New York, and in fact everywhere else. London is years ahead of the rest of the world in having got rid of the homosexual overtones of dandyism. Most of today's English dandies are blatantly heterosexual.



    Above: Rupert Lycett Green, proprietor of Blades where the best beaux are dressed, is opening a new shop in New York soon, but designs will be severely modified.


    Historically, dandyism has had a homosexual tint only since its last flowering in the nineties, and you can blame Oscar Wilde for that. Most of the earlier dandies were conspicuously hetero — certainly the Regency rakes were. Brummell himself was thought to be glacially indifferent to women and sex and totally immersed in himself. The Victorian attitude toward dandies and dandyism was laid down originally by Thomas Carlyle in ''Sartor Resartus''. Before ''Sartor Resartus'', dandyism had been reasonably respectable, even admirable. However, Carlyle's Scottish puritanism so changed the emotional climate toward dandyism that Edward Bulwer Lytton  eliminated whole passages of ''Pelham'', his very successful novel about a dandy. Ever since Carlyle's outburst, dandies have been considered figures of fun, and since Wilde's day, probably homosexual.  Remnants of the Victorian disapproval are still with us. A recent article by John Morgan  in the New Statesman dripped with scorn about the new wave of dandyism which he called ''tedious to the point of tears.'' ''I find it impossible,'' he wrote, ''to make any emphatic leap into the nature of young men who will demand 20 sittings at a tailor to be sure that the length of the vent is just so, that the trouser leg moves an inch bell-wise at the bottom.'' Morgan also states in his article '' No one suffers from elegance but from the prose it produces,'' stating clearly that any writing about dandyism is a bore. This simply isn't true. Dandies and dandyism have a long and honourable literary tradition, both as authors and as subjects of novels and plays, some good, some appalling, but almost all enormously popular. ''Pelham'' by Bulwer and ''Vivian Grey'' by Benjamin Disraeli (himself a great dandy) were enormously popular; both had dandies as heroes.


    Dandyism was one of the principal preoccupations of Stendhal in ''The Red and The Black'', though his own attitude toward the dandies is contradictory. Balzac, who considered himself a dandy though no one else did. wrote ''La toilette est l'expression de la societé.'' His ''Comedie Humaine'' was full of dandies. Baudelaire was not only a dandy but also a philosopher of dandyism — ''La culte de soi-meme'', as he called it. The novels of Dickens and of Thackeray (who loathed dandies) are full of dandies and the cult of dandyism. Pinero's and Shaw's plays are larded with dandies, and Wilde's plays, of course, consist of nothing else. ''Dorian Gray'' was dandyism at its most decadent and it has helped immeasurably to give dandyism a bad name. Within the last three years, the winds of disapproval have begun to abate. There are temperamental similarities and at the same time great differences between today's dandies and the bucks of the Regency. Most important, the present crop are conspicuously doers of things, like film making, hairdressing or acting. They are notoriously energetic and ambitious. The Regency dandy —especially Brummell —considered any form of activity except clothes to be beneath them. Beau, again probably in pure mockery, considered even the forming of an opinion slightly wearisome. Once, when a visitor asked which of the English lakes he thought most beautiful, he called the servant in: ''Which of the lakes do I find most beautiful?'' Brummell's wit would be admired by some of the avant-garde film-makers. He was not a man of mot or epigram. A shrug, a lifted eyebrow, sometimes nothing but the memory of a known Brummellian attitude made their own silent but devastating witticisms. When you can be witty without words, why use them?


                                  IMAGE CREDITS, LINKS & FURTHER READING
    All images scanned by Sweet Jane from The Observer Magazine, May 1st, 1966. All photographs by Colin Jones from The Observer, *Except for photo No.6 Rainey/Gibbs an outtake of the original which I scanned from Boutique: A '60s Cultural Phenomenon by Marnie Fogg (purely to include the extra hand-painted tie which had been edited out of the magazine version), original article by John Crosby.  View some other examples of the return to dandyism in one of my previous posts, plus further examples of Blades tailoring and more here. You'll find a collection of Patrick Lichfield's 1960s photography work on Flickr. Read the transcript of a discussion about the future of the tailoring industry from a 1971 issue of The Tailor and Cutter, which includes some very sharp comments from the outspoken Eric Joy, partner/designer at Blades here, Further reading about The Eccentric Mr. Brummell here and more via the associated links on Dandyism.Net, where you will also find Dandies and Dandies By Max Beerbohm, (1896). Discover more about Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored') the 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, first published as a serial in 1833–34 in Fraser's Magazine, and you can read the aforementioned Chapter X. The Dandiacal Body here as well as Chapter XI. on Tailors. Check out Pelham; 'The adventures of a gentleman' by Edward Bulwer-Lytton.  Watch The Picture of Dorian Gray, the 1945 film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel here for free. It has of course been adapted for film & tv many times, you'll find a review of Massimo Dallamano's 1970 version set in Swinging London over on Dreams Are What Le Cinema Is For. And finally, no matter what they say..Dandy, you're all right.


              Analysis of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics - Understanding Direct Traffic in Web Analytics   

    When you see abnormally high direct traffic in Google Analytics or other web analytics tools, then there is not much you can do, since most direct traffic is only shown as a number of views. With search engine and referral traffic, it is pretty easy to find out what happened. But it becomes quite hard to understand what really happened behind direct traffic.

    Analysis of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics - Understanding Direct Traffic in Web Analytics

    Referred visitors come through search engines and referring sites. And Web Analytics Solutions like: Statcounter, Google Analytics, Awstat, etc. can provide you good insights in understanding the behavior of your visitors as well as the performance of your online marketing campaigns. However, direct visitors may not be a strange phenomenon. It can also be the karma of your direct marketing effort, online branding, email marketing, and it may also result from returning visitors to your site. If you see any abnormal direct traffic then you should understand that the direct traffic is coming as a result of:

    • Email Links,
    • Bookmarks,
    • Offline pages loading web analytics script or
    • People typing your site’s address in the browser, etc.

    Direct Traffic from Email Links

    Email clients like: Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Thunderbird, and other POP or IMAP Mail Client Softwares generate Direct Traffic. Some assumptions of abnormal direct traffic from emails can be:

    • The direct traffic from emails can be the result of your specific marketing campaign. Usually during various occasions, like: Christmas, New Year, etc, many businesses air email marketing campaigns. During the campaign almost all corporations send greetings to their stakeholders. These include customers, suppliers, well wishers, etc. Sometimes it’s not about a single campaign. Your employees can run multiple spontaneous campaigns across channels. In those cases, the visitors’ click on the links located in the email can result in direct traffic to your site.
    • If an affiliate marketer is campaigning for you, then that is a good thing. However, you should allocate different and distinguishing mechanisms that can tell you an affiliate marketer is responsible for that. Otherwise, you may be depriving the affiliate marketer as well.
    • However, if you or your affiliate marketers are not responsible for the emailing campaign, then it may not be a good sign. Because, people may be saying bad things about your site or business and you may not know it. So it would be wise to investigate if someone is doing that. Google Alerts on your business name can help a lot to understand what is happening.
    • Sometimes you might have ads, highlights or mentions published in other corporate newsletters. When they are circulated, please remember that they may not be read at the specific date of circulation. So, throughout the week, you might have visitors coming in at their convenient time.
    • This direct traffic phenomenon can also result from sudden increase in sales and customer support activities. When you have a large pool of sales and customer support executives for your business, they send out many emails throughout the day. And from these sales & support emails, people may also end up on your site. This happens when the sales and customer support people send deeper links.

    Direct Traffic from Bookmarks

    Bookmarks are the simplest type of reference to your site. Just to define it: Bookmarks are stored links in your computer, either in internet browser or files that automatically generate URL for your browser. So, any content that automatically generates URL for your browser will be a bookmark. Most of the Web Analytics tools can’t differentiate the source of the clicks from stored links. However, they should be more valuable to you, since they are mostly returning visitors. The links from bookmarks mean your marketing campaign efforts are maturing into sales. Bookmark visitors can come through the following types of bookmarks:

    • Lot of people bookmark your site in their browser when they find a site interesting or they think that it might be useful in future. They store it in their browser, which end up as link files in “Favorites” folder. It also comes from custom links pasted in any toolbar, like the bookmark panel in Mozilla Firefox. These bookmarks are stored as very light weight link files.
    • The link to your site from a stored webpage can also be treated as Bookmark. People may also come from pages saved in their computer that contains a link to your site. In that case, it might be a referred visitor. However, some computer blocks the reference. In that case, it will be direct traffic.
    • Bookmark links may also reside in other types of files than HTML webpages. e.g. PDF, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, etc. These files provide links for your visitor to open the internet browser and go to your site. So visitors can end up in your site by clicking links in those files as well. And most of the Web Analytics systems can’t differentiate this type of link and treat it as a bookmark.
    • Bookmarks can also come from links in softwares. e.g. When you visit the About Window from the “Help” menu of any software, you can find link to their website. Again, many types of software also generate automated URL for the browser to visit. e.g. Customer Feedback form when you uninstall a software.

    Direct Traffic from Offline Pages

    Most Web Analytics Systems try to load a remote visible or invisible image into your visitors’ computer through the browser. These remote visible or invisible images are customized image that work as your identity. Web Analytics Systems provide some sort of codes (usually as Java Scripts) that generate the command to load these images. It may not always be the case that the codes will come from webpages located your servers aka your website. The visitors can also come from other sources such as stored webpages of your site in their hard disks. Often if the Web Analytics code is in a blank page, it’ll still show the visitor. However, now most Web Analytics Systems show them as referred visitors by showing the exact location from the computer (e.g. C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\You\My%20Documents\My%20Site\index.htm). Often many computer blocks this reference system for external servers. It is then; the visitors are treated as direct visitors. In case, if the Web Analytics Systems can’t recognize or block the reference, the offline stored pages direct visitors can come through various ways, like:

    • Someone extensively worked on your site for redesigning. Usually, when a webmaster loads the page in FrontPage, Dreamweaver, or other Web Design Software, the Java Script of Google Analytics is also loaded (if Java scripts are NOT turned off). It’s not unusual if you see that the hits are coming from various IPs. Webmasters using Proxy Servers can make their IP change from time to time. Again, the same webmaster may be working in different computers (perhaps in his laptop). Or people can be working as a team for various functions for your site. This action can generate abnormally huge traffic, since the site development work is done. The best way is to block this is by using visitor filters using their specific IP address.
    • Imagine the same case, but this time the webmaster is designing the new site for your competitor by stealing your content or theme. So, each time they are modifying your site, we can get direct traffic. And if you have not been working for your site, then there is very much possibility that someone is piggybacking on your content or theme.
    • However, looking at things in the eye of a pessimist is not always necessary. Someone may have found your contents very interesting and saved your page in their computer. This is good news if the visitor saves your site for future reference to generate sales for you.
    • Many businesses that does data-mining for other businesses may want to save your page for business purpose.
    • Again some student or researcher may also like your content so much that they would want to use them in offline or online versions. It’s always good to have contents for researchers and student to get links from .edu or .org sites.

    Direct Traffic from Typing in Address Bar

    Direct visitors also come from deliberate typing in the address bar of the Internet Browser. If they are doing that, then you have established your site as a brand in the mind of the visitors or your offline marketing campaign is a hit. A lot of people don’t come to Yahoo, Google or Bing through bookmarks or any reference. They really type the site name in the browser and press Enter or Ctrl+Enter. The search engine and referral traffic for these giant sites are rare. Every site actually strives to achieve this. Again, if your are running an offline marketing campaign, then the best way to go to your site after seeing an ad, is by typing the URL in the browser. There are thousands of reasons for this type of visitor typing URL in browser. However, here are some of them:

    • Make sure if your business or site has been highlighted in any newspaper, magazine or any other popular print media. So the news readers were typing the web address and making direct hits. Try to know if any article on your site was published in any daily newspaper. But that generates traffic for one day and consequent days have a bit low level of traffic. If you have traffic coming in throughout the week, then it might be published in a weekly magazine. So based on your traffic pattern, you can understand what happened.
    • You may have also paid for advertisement in local/national dailies or magazines. However, you might have forgotten the date they will be publishing your ad. Another way to say it is: you may have paid some parties earlier and forgot when they will publish it.
    • Viral Marketing can also influence typing of URL. Viral Marketing is a type of contagious marketing technique that spreads the news, contents, video, audio, etc. When you find a video that you liked, you would want to forward it to your friends and they forward it to their network. This goes on and creates a virally infected network that knows the news. If the spread information is in video, audio or any other format from where you can’t extract text or automatically generate URL, then there is no other way than just typing the URL.
    • Like Viral Marketing, “Word of Mouth” through traditional and social media also can influence the spread. The only media that “Word of Mouth” uses is the mouth or words of people, their comments, findings, excitement, etc.

    The possibilities of Direct Visitors are endless. But, Web Analytics tools provide you insight to only a number, not the overall insight on what actually happened. So, it is up to you to investigate what has happened. The abnormal increase in traffic may not always be good news. So, it is always wise to watch out.

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              Economic Output in North Dakota from Oil & Gas Remains Strong   
    By The Dakota Dispatch
    The petroleum industry’s economic contributions remained strong in 2015 despite struggling commodity prices, according to the preliminary findings of a Economic Effects of Petroleum Industry being conducted by the North Dakota State University’s Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. The oil and gas industry contributed $34.25 billion dollars into North Dakota’s economy in 2015. The figure is the second highest contribution since 2005 when the first study was released and was even higher than in 2011 when oil averaged above $87 per barrel.

    “This study helps confirm that the petroleum industry remains one of the largest basic-sector industries in North Dakota in both good years and bad,” said Dean Bangsund, co-author of the study and research scientist for the department at NDSU. “Although the retraction in the markets caused undue hardships on the industry throughout 2015 and on into 2016, the benefits to individuals, the state and local governments, retailers and all other economic sectors continued to be strong, which has since reinforced the industry as a mainstay in North Dakota’s economy. This is especially true as oil production, versus oil field development, is increasing in relative economic importance.”

    Because the industry relies on hundreds of contractors and subcontractors, the economic contributions extend beyond the mining and extraction industries. According to the study, retail trade once again saw the largest impact, taking in $8.85 billion of the $34.25 billion. Households, or personal income, saw the second-largest impact at $7.54 billion, and state and local governments rounded out the top three with $4.1 billion in royalties, taxes and other revenues from the oil and gas industry. More than six other industries in North Dakota also benefitted from oil and gas development.

    “The industry has proven itself to be resilient in the face of downturns in the market,” said Ron Ness, president of the NDPC. “Through continued innovation and development, the industry is able to do more with less and have proven that they can weather these downturns and come out even stronger.”

    Economic Output in North Dakota from Oil & Gas Remains Strong - The Dakota Dispatch

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              APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $535,702   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for six projects totaling $535,702 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

    APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

    The following requests will be reviewed:
    • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
    • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $42,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
    • North American Green Pulp Grand Forks Inc (NAGPGF) is requesting $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant in Grand Forks. NAGPGF plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually from 77,000 to 85,000 metric tons of wheat straw depends on the quality of the wheat straw. The plant will directly employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
    • Section3Hops (Casselton) is requesting $39,954 to supply locally grown hops to local craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299.
    • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) is requesting $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. This study will include an assessment of not only agriculture commodity production, but value added processing, farm input manufacturing, and commodity handling, merchandising and processing. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis of described in the project description. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
    • NDSU Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Fargo) is requesting $27,409 to identify and demonstrate potential industrial applications of cattails. Information collected will be used to develop bio-based products. The project is an integrated effort with Red River Basin Commission. Contact Amy Scott at (701) 231-8045.
    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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              Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,568,910   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded $1,568,910 in research based grants at its meeting held Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
     
    The following requests were funded:
     
    Research ND BIO 
    • UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Basic Sciences in partnership with ZymeFast Inc. was awarded $1,000,000 to utilize avian antibodies to induce more rapid weight gain, and therefore, shortened time to market for hogs.

    Research ND
    • UND Atmospheric Sciences in partnership with Weather Modification, Inc. was awarded $111,770 to develop a cloud-nuclei injection system and use the system to deliver cloud seeding material from burning flares into a PI cloud chamber to determine ice nuclei activation temperatures. 

    Venture Grant Phase I
    (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
    • NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity was awarded $100,000 to further develop an environmentally friendly dust suppression agent for gravel roads that is derived from waste glycerol and soybean oil.
    • NDSU Civil & Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to conduct research using novel biomaterials and scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration.
    • NDSU Construction Management and Engineering was awarded $72,250 to develop methods for promoting partial replacement of Portland limestone cement with fly ash in concrete.
    • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a novel low-cost self-cooling technology using advanced phase change materials based graphite composite to passively control thermal transport in computer microchips.
    • UND Civil Engineering and Chemistry was awarded $84,8890 to develop and experiment with a novel oxidized carbon adsorbent, produced from agricultural biomass that can remove contaminants from drinking water in a cost effective manner. 
     
    Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
     
    Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
     
    The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
     
    The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is November 18, 2016.
     
    The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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              APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $440,194   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for nine projects totaling $440,194 at its quarterly meeting May 18-19th in Harvey.

    APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

    The following requests were awarded:  
    • Lana Maychrzak (Sentinel Butte) was awarded $29,925 to expand the Van Daele Guest Ranch by updating guest lodges, a shower house and renovation of existing common area. Contact Lana Maychrzak at (701) 872-2060. 
    • Dakota Carriage Company (Davenport) was awarded $26,250 to add a new facility designed to expand agricultural education and space for food options. Contact Sari Kraft at (701) 347-4069. 
    • Travis Schweitzer (Moffit) was awarded $26,250 to build an on-farm, state inspected slaughter and processing plant capable of processing roughly 12 head per week with a focus on beef, bison, pork and lamb. Contact Travis Schweitzer at (701) 220-1508. 
    • John Schneider (Fargo) was awarded $10,894 to support 3DomFuel’s development of a new line of natural long fiber (i.e. flax and hemp) FDM filament. Contact John Schneider at (320) 287-0840. 
    • Harvest Profit (Fargo) was awarded $13,125 for additional software development and market assessment in support of a suite of software tools which allow farmers to track field-by-field profitability, expenses, plans and analysis. Contact Nick Horob at (701) 361-7070. 
    • Richland IFC (Dwight) was awarded $78,000 to work with the Northern Crops Institute to research how corn flours and grits are made and applied to final food products. Contact Dominique Schuler at (701) 403-5230. 
    • Anchor Ingredients (Fargo) was awarded $90,500 to expand the market for organic and conventional commodities of North Dakota grown and processed grains. They plan to participate in trade shows to connect with potential customers and create brand recognition. Contact Seth Novak at (701) 499-1480. 
    • Dick Wagoner (Hannaford) was awarded $47,250 to develop brand identity and promotional material for marketing, product development and advertising of Miller Ultimate Feeds. Contact Dick Wagoner at (701) 769-2154. 
    • Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (Wahpeton) was awarded $118,000 to support the marketing and utilization of a new soil amendment product created during the processing of sugar beets for crop farmers. Contact Nancy Wulfekuhle at (701) 671-1322.
     APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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              Diverse Economy Keeping State Healthy, Anderson says: State Commerce Commissioner says ND Remains in Good Shape Despite Budget Shortfall   
    By The Jamestown Sun
    North Dakota’s economy is more diverse than what some think and that is why it is still strong despite a $2 billion hit to the state economy, according to Alan Anderson, commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

    That kind of drop would really hurt the $18 billion North Dakota economy in 2000, and it still hurt in 2015, but the difference now is the state has a $55 billion economy, Anderson said in his keynote address Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp.

    “It is going to be pain for the state budget but overall North Dakota is extremely healthy from an economic standpoint,” Anderson said, adding that legislators and agencies will continue to face pressure to cut costs.

    A diversified economy means the state must continue providing research dollars to universities and industry partners while also ensuring dollars for other growth and entrepreneurism, he said.

    The Spiritwood Energy Park Association’s industrial park at Spiritwood is an example of best practices, Anderson said. It provides water, electricity, natural gas, rail and truck transportation and the essentials for industry at one spot. The new Jamestown Regional Medical Center facility, the Menards and economic parks are other signs of good innovation, he said.

    “My hat is off to all of you,” Anderson said. “You’re doing a great job on that.”

    Another key to the strong economy is the North Dakota workforce, which has gone from a labor exporter in 2000 to leading the nation in low unemployment and worker immigration for six years, he said. Despite three years of low ag prices and a 40 percent drop in oil, there are 15,000 job openings in North Dakota, he said.

    “It’s not due to one particular industry like some would have you believe,” he said. “It’s been that all of our industries have done well over that time frame.”

    To get people to come to North Dakota employment and opportunities are needed, he said. North Dakota has grown in population by over 100,000 people in the last 15 years and the average age is 35, the fourth-youngest population in the country. That happened by creating a business-friendly environment, supporting research and connecting universities with industry, entrepreneurship and finding export markets outside of the state and country, he said.

    Anderson listed some of the major companies in North Dakota that are growing and currently list around 15,240 job openings. That is nearly twice the number of the 2.9 percent unemployment rate in North Dakota, he said.

    For example, Appareo Systems started with two people and now has an average growth rate of 45 percent with close to 200 employees, he said. The North Dakota company Botink just received a $3 million investment to provide software support to the drone industry.

    Northrop just made a $10 million investment in Grand Forks, he said. General Atomics has 25 high-income job openings

    Agriculture has had three years of low commodity prices but North Dakota overall is still on a good trajectory, he said. The downside is labor as technology allows for higher productivity with fewer people involved in the process, but the upswing is value-added ag with corporations like Cavendish Farms helping to minimize the impact of low commodity prices, he said.

    Anderson said the cost to break even in oil is around $45 a barrel when it used to be $70. This is due to efficiency and technology, he said. Bakken shale is doing better than other shale fields around the country, he said. Drilling will remain idle with $40 per barrel prices, he said, and at $50 per barrel it will stimulate more wells coming online and at $60 there will be new drilling.

    “The outlook is good there and as that price continues to go up they will pick up quicker than they would have in the past,” he said.

    Connie Ova, CEO of JSDC, Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen and Mark Klose, chairman of the Stutsman County Commission, presented H&H Holdings of Jamestown with the Growing Jamestown Award. Jim Grueneich, general manager, and Dean Hafner, owner, were present to accept.

    H&H received a $43,000 Flex PACE Interest buy down to help purchase a building, according to the JSDC annual report. H&H continues to operate at its current rate and has created seven full- time jobs.

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              Developing Dakota: State Takes Roll in Promoting Economic Growth   
    By Minot Daily News
    Distracted briefly by an oil boom, North Dakota's economic development focus is back on track.

    The emphasis on diversification and value-added industry that has been primary since the oil bust and agricultural downturn of the 1980s hasn't lost relevance, according to Bank of North Dakota President Eric Hardmeyer.

    "But when you have a boom like we had, that tends to take a lot of energy and oxygen," he said. With the oil industry slowdown, the Bank of North Dakota is regrouping and examining how to update its economic development programs to accomplish its diversification mission.

    "North Dakota had been working its way down that path pretty well. Because of that, we are in a better place than we were in the '80s and '90s certainly," Hardmeyer said. "We have a much more diversified economy today."

    He sees more value-added projects developing on both the agriculture and energy side in the future. In terms of state support programs, restructuring may have to occur to deal with the new paradigm of today's economy, he said.

    Hardmeyer said bank officials are re-examining existing programs and visiting with community and economic development leaders around the state "to really understand the issues that they are dealing with and to proactively deal with them by coming back with maybe a slate of programs designed to take on the new economy."

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    Future metropolitan area?

    Minot's growth trend has the city on course to achieve metropolitan status within the next four years, according to North Dakota's census director.

    Kevin Iverson, who manages census data in the North Dakota Commerce Department, said Minot could achieve the designation of a metropolitan statistical area sometime between 2017 and 2020. Minot is designated as part of a micropolitan area that includes Ward, Renville and McHenry counties. For a micropolitan area to become a metropolitan area, there must be a core city with a population of 50,000.

    The last estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau showed Minot with a population of 47,997 as of July 2014. Estimates also show Minot's micropolitan area grew by 1,855 residents from July 2014 to July 2015 to 79,814. The 2015 population estimate for the city of Minot hasn't yet been released.

    One of the advantages of a metropolitan designation is the amount of statistical data that becomes available for planning and other uses. Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks are metropolitan areas.

    Iverson also noted that North Dakota's economy of the past several years has drawn younger people to the state and encouraged more youth to stay, causing the average age in the state to drop by more than two years to just under 35 years in 2014. That has meant more young families, a demand for child care and crowded schools, especially at the younger grades.

    Even with the slowdown in oil activity and tougher times in agriculture, estimates are that North Dakota gained about 17,000 people through natural increase and in-migration in 2015.

    The Commerce Department reported the slowdown in oil activity and drop in agricultural commodity prices contributed to a $2 billion hit to North Dakota's Gross Domestic Product between 2014 and 2015. Officials say that's a small decline in what has been a $55 billion economy. In comparison, North Dakota's GDP in 2005 was about $25 billion.

    "Now is one of those reflection points, where you really take a look at what you have and say, 'Are we meeting all the needs? What does it look like now? What should we have in place?'" Hardmeyer said.

    "We are out there right now really trying to get the lay of the land," he added. "We have been directed by the Industrial Commission to go out there and begin that work, so we have. We have started that work with the idea we are out in front of this. If we need new programs, new money, we at least have an idea of how to go forward with a legislative agenda."

    A program that has been a mainstay since the 1990s has been PACE, which is geared value-added and manufacturing jobs. The state followed up with Flex PACE to provide assistance beyond just manufacturers and job creation and respond more to what communities believe are essential services. The state also has beginning entrepreneur and venture capital programs that have been successful.

    Each of the state's various business assistance programs have had an impact, and that's especially true of those that have been around a while, such as the North Dakota Development Fund, said Paul Lucy, director of economic development in the North Dakota Commerce Department.

    "It has been kind of a stalwart program," he said of the Development Fund. "The Development Fund is a gap financing program.

    As companies or projects are looking for financing, many times there's a variety of different reasons you may not be able to get all the financing with a typical commercial lender. The Development Fund can come into those projects and fill a gap."

    Tax incentives and programs that target investors can't be overlooked, he added.

    "Those programs that motivate the private sector to invest in those entrepreneur companies are programs that we might not see immediate results in terms of significant impact, but I truly believe that long-term for the state of North Dakota, those are some of the critical programs that we really need to have in the state," Lucy said.

    Tax credits are another way the state supports businesses, including breaks on sales tax for equipment purchases and for increasing manufacturing automation to stay competitive. Expanding opportunities and creating demand for more skilled labor through automation results in higher wages, Lucy said.

    North Dakota already has risen from 38th among states in per capita income to ninth in 2015, down somewhat from sixth place in 2014, according to the Commerce Department. The state's 5.1 percent income growth from 2007-2015 led all states by far.

    Job training programs, another form of state assistance, have been used extensively by businesses to find employees for those more skilled, better-paying jobs.

    "Any business that comes into the state, what's the biggest question they ask? Can we get the workforce? We have more people exiting the workforce than we have coming into it in the state," said Kevin Iverson, state census director.

    North Dakota has a large number of baby boomers and a correspondingly small percentage of youth in their teens to replace boomers when they retire. During the time those teens were born, North Dakota was experiencing an out-migration of the young people who were starting families. That will require an in-migration of workers, beginning in about 2020 to 2022 to cover that gap, Iverson said.

    Lucy said North Dakota's core industries, particularly in energy and agriculture, are so important that the state will be relying on them for decades, if not centuries. At the same time, diversification helps survive down times, and North Dakota has seen new ideas and companies coming forward that would not have been dreamed about 25 or 35 years ago, he said.

    It is in tough times that the state sees more innovation and value-added projects, he said.

    "If North Dakota wants to continue to grow, have a strong economy, the key to that success will all hinge on our ability to continue to diversify," he said. "There are a number of new things happening across the state. It's really an exciting time for North Dakota."

    Hardmeyer agrees these post-boom years can be exciting.

    "This has been painful in a lot of ways, but I think we are really set up for a really bright future," he said. "With the infrastructure in place, the fact that we know how to get the oil and all the gathering systems, I think we are in a really good place now to move forward with new initiatives."

    Previously reported as, "Developing Dakota: State Takes Roll in Promoting Economic Growth - Minot Daily News".
     

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              APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $1,171,310   

    Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for fifteen projects totaling $1,171,310 at its quarterly meeting May 18-19th in Harvey.

    APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

    The following requests will be reviewed:

    Lana Maychrzak (Sentinel Butte) is requesting $89,000 to expand the Van Daele Guest Ranch by updating guest lodges, the shower house and renovation of existing common area structure. Contact Lana Maychrzak at (701) 872-2060.

    Dakota Carriage Company (Davenport) is requesting $26,250 to expand their services by adding a new facility to expand agricultural education and additional space for food options. Contact Sari Kraft at (701) 347-4069.

    Travis Schweitzer (Moffit) is requesting $26,250 to build an on-farm, state inspected slaughter and processing plant capable of processing roughly 12 head per week with a focus on beef, bison, pork and lamb. Contact Travis Schweitzer at (701) 220-1508.

    John Schneider (Fargo) is requesting $43,575 to support 3DomFuel’s development of a new line of natural long fiber (i.e. flax and hemp) FDM filament. The proposed natural long fiber filament will fit a defined customer need by providing increased mechanical properties while maintaining the focus on sustainable materials. Contact John Schneider at (320) 287-0840.

    Northern Ag Development Corporation (Fargo) is requesting $23,907 to determine the feasibility of a North Dakota-based, producer-owned, finished cattle supply cooperative. The project will include a Northern Plains finished cattle market analysis and business plan. Contact Kevin Skunes at (701) 663-3886.

    Harvest Profit (Fargo) is requesting $13,125 for additional software development and market assessment in support of a suite of software tools which will allow farmers to track field-by-field profitability, expenses, plans and analysis. Contact Nick Horob at (701) 361-7070.

    Black Bison Organics (Mandan) is requesting $55,816 to investigate the processing and market potential of non-utilized and underutilized materials from agricultural, mining and forestry activities in the state. Contact Derek Lowstuter at (303) 565-0350.

    New Energy Investors (Amherst, MA) is requesting $225,000 to develop and construct a commercial scale biomass refinery at the Spiritwood Energy Park in Stutsman County, converting local biomass residues as corn stover, wheat straw and energy crops into cellulosic ethanol, lignin pellets, biogas and bio-chemicals. Contact Stephan Rogers at (413) 531-6884.

    Richland IFC (Dwight) is requesting $78,000 to work with the Northern Crops Institute to research how corn flours and grits are made and applied to final food products. Their goal is to gain a better understanding of milling procedures and uses of corn milled ingredients. Contact Dominique Schuler at (701) 403-5230.

    Shine Technologies Worldwide (Minot) is requesting $52,704 to develop a non-invasive diagnostic instrument for livestock animals to be used by producers and veterinarians. The instrument will differentiate between bacterial and viral infections and possibly differentiate specific pathogenic species. Contact Dr. Matthew Hanson at (612) 237-6903.

    Grand Forks Region EDC (Grand Forks) is requesting $33,432 to complete a market analysis for expanded transload services in the Grand Forks region primarily in the agricultural market. Contact Keith Lund at (701) 746-2722.

    Anchor Ingredients (Fargo) is requesting $153,000 to expand the market for organic and conventional commodities of North Dakota grown and processed grains. They plan to participate in trade shows to connect with potential customers and create brand recognition. Contact Seth Novak at (701) 499-1480.

    Dick Wagoner (Hannaford) is requesting $47,250 to develop brand identity and promotional material for marketing, product development and advertising of Miller Ultimate Feeds. Contact Dick Wagoner at (701) 769-2154.

    Ross Graves (Williston) is requesting $86,000 to support Confluence Food Group in determining the market for high oleic and high linoleic safflower oil in the US food markets and to update the current NDSU Research on safflower genetics. Contact Chris Blackwell at (701) 609-8599.

    Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (Wahpeton) is requesting $218,000 to support the marketing and utilization of a new soil amendment product created during the processing of sugar beets for crop farmers. Contact Nancy Wulfekuhle at (701) 671-1322.

    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
     

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              Dalrymple Highlights State's Economic Strength, Opportunities   
    By ND Governor's Office
    Gov. Jack Dalrymple kicked off the first annual Demographics Conference in Bismarck today by highlighting North Dakota’s economic strength and how the state’s diversified economy is helping to weather fluctuations in the energy and agriculture industries.
     
    The focus of the conference was to help participants understand important socio-economic and demographic trends in North Dakota and how those trends impact citizens, businesses and communities. The inaugural event was a collaborative effort between the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the North Dakota Compass at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota Department of Economics, and was held at the
    National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.
     
    “For more than a decade, we have worked hard and strategically to diversify our economy and expand our target industries and those efforts have produced real results with increased economic production, job growth and rising wages,” said Dalrymple. “Despite a downturn in commodity prices impacting the state’s two leading industries, our diversified economic base is strong and growing, with many exciting advancements occurring in the technology, manufacturing and aviation sectors. Our economy is strong and North Dakota continues to be a great place to do business.”
     
    During his remarks, Dalrymple stated that North Dakota’s continued economic growth stems from nearly every business sector across the state and that no single industry tells the whole story of North Dakota’s progress. He highlighted the state’s economic strength relative to production growth, unemployment, job openings and per capita personal income.
     
    • The state’s Gross Domestic Product through 3rd quarter 2015 is still performing well above the 2012-2013 levels.
    • North Dakota continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at just 2.9 percent for February 2016.
    • As of March 2016, North Dakota has more than 15,000 job openings across the state.
    • North Dakota has one of the fastest growing populations in the nation. Up until 2008, North Dakota was losing population. In 2013 alone, more than 18,000 new residents moved to the state. Between 2010 and 2014, North Dakota’s overall population increased 9.9 percent.
    • North Dakota continues to be one of only a few states whose populations are getting younger, with 9.6 percent of residents between the age of 20 and 24 compared to 7.1 percent nationally.
    • Since the fourth quarter of 2007, North Dakota’s personal income has led the nation in growth at an annual rate of 5.1 percent. In 2015, even with the economic slowdown, the state still ranked in the top 10 for per capita personal income at number 9 in the nation. 
    The Governor also highlighted some of the advancements and opportunities emerging from North Dakota’s target industries and cited examples of businesses throughout the state that are reporting job and revenue growth.
     
    • North Dakota is well positioned in the energy industry as Bakken Shale is shown as the best cost value oil in the U.S. oil plays. Efficiencies in the industry are lowering the break-even point for companies to make a profit.
    • The state’s technology-based business sector is growing and diversifying, and leading the nation in innovative advances. The state’s technology industry payroll has grown to more than $1 billion a year, providing an average wage of $79,500. Companies like Microsoft and Amazon have long called North Dakota home. They, together with other high-tech companies like NISC, Intelligent Insites and Appareo, have shown growth in the state and continue to expand.
    • North Dakota is home to a growing cluster of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) research, business and military interests. Partnerships among private businesses, universities and state government strengthen North Dakota’s position as a leader in UAS. The state is one of six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites conducting research to determine how to best integrate UAS into the national airspace. The FAA certified the Northern Plains UAS Test Site as the first site ready for operations in April 2014. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics — world leaders in aviation and aerospace — are investing millions in North Dakota.
    • Manufacturers in North Dakota account for 5.8 percent of the total output in the state and employ 5.6 percent of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $3.25 billion in 2014. In addition, there were 25,900 manufacturing employees in North Dakota in 2015, with an average annual compensation of $55,754.


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              Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $739,987   
    The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research North Dakota Grants totaling $340,000 and four Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $399,987 for a grand total of $739,987 in research based grants at its meeting held February 2. 

    Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research. 

    Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner. 

    The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology. 

    The following requests were funded: 

    Research ND 
    • UND EERC in partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc. and Border States Industries Inc. was awarded $300,000 to work on a project that uses unmanned aircraft systems as a tool to conduct aerial inspections of high voltage power lines. 
    • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in partnership with Boston Scientific Corporation was awarded $40,000 to work on the development of a rechargeable, wireless pacemaker. 
    Venture Grant Phase I

    (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.) 
    • UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a modified aviation headset which will measure physiological data from the operator, and deviations in the planned route and provide warnings to the operator based that data via tactile feedback.
    • UND College of Engineering and Mines - Institute for Energy Studies was awarded $99,987 to develop to develop the technical and economic feasibility of their patented process of integrating activated carbon production within the steam generation heating plants operating at the North Dakota University System campuses. 
    • UND Chemistry Department was awarded $100,000 to develop a new technique to make a series of novel graphene-based near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots for sensitive detection and imaging of a variety of biomedical samples. 
    • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutics was awarded $100,000 to develop an artificial spinning device that mimics the spider's natural spinning system for the commercial production of tunable silk fibers. The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is February 19. 
    The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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              A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
    By The New York Times
    “California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

    For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

    Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

    “The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

    North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

    Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

    Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

    Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

    Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

    Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

    In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

    Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

    Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

    Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

    A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

    Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

    Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

    The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

    “Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

    Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

    One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

    “I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

    Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

    “We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

    So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

    A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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              Texas Brine, State Agree on Plan to Assess Sinkhole   
    The Louisiana Office of Conservation has modified orders requiring Texas Brine Co. LLC to assess the status of sediments under an 8.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish, prompting the company to withdraw a lawsuit filed last month against the state. The Advocate reports the state agency and the Houston-based company were set for a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday before state District Judge Wilson Fields in Baton Rouge. Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch says the company's Dec. 28 lawsuit was withdrawn as a result of the amended order released Monday. About 150 households in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou have been evacuated since Aug. 3, the day the sinkhole was discovered.
              APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $394,317   
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $394,317 at its quarterly meeting Nov 19th at the Sleep Inn & Suites – North Convention Meeting Room in Minot.

    APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

    The following requests were awarded: 
    LL International, LLC (Bismarck) was awarded $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698. 

    Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) were awarded $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052. 

    Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) was awarded $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144. 

    Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) was awarded $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757. 

    NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848. 

    Nick Mathern (Edgeley) was awarded $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102. 

    The next APUC board hearing will be held February 18, 2016 in Fargo. Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1, 2016. 

    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at http://www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
     

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              APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $489,317   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $489,317 at its quarterly meeting November 19th in Minot.

    APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

    The following requests will be reviewed:
    •  LL International, LLC (Bismarck) is requesting $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698.
    • Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) are requesting $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052.
    • NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848.
    • Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144.
    • Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) is requesting $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757.
    • Nick Mathern (Edgeley) is requesting $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102.
    • Agri Bio Systems LLC (Fargo) is requesting $95,000 to research and find value-added applications for agricultural waste streams. Contact Robert Ryan at 612-708-0361.
     
    APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

    For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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              Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,762.229   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for seven Venture Grants, one Research ND grant and one Research ND BIO grant totaling $1,762,229 at its meeting on October 21, 2015.
     
    Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
     
    Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
     
    The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
     
    The following awarded requests were funded:
     
    Research ND
     
    NDSU Research Extension Center in Carrington in partnership with IntelinAir, Inc. was awarded $62,291 to use thermal infrared sensors mounted to a hexarotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to collect high-resolution imagery to determine the harvest readiness of crops in the field.
     
    Research ND BIO
     
    UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Basic Sciences in partnership with Avianax, LLC was awarded $1,000,000 to develop anti-influenza A virus antibodies for the treatment of flu in poultry, dogs and humans using therapeutic goose antibodies.
     
     
    Venture Grant Phase I
    (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
     
    NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to develop modified forms of silicon which are free of contaminants such as heavy metals and toxic nonmetals that can be used as sensors and diagnostic tools in commercial applications.
     
    NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a power amplifier for mobile phones that eliminates today’s key challenges of cost, size and battery-power.
     
    NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to enable production of high value and high profit specialty polymers from vegetable oils. 
     
    NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,995 to develop an improved prosthesis design that addresses the major limitations of current total ankle replacement approaches.
     
    UND Computer Science was awarded $99,954 to develop a technology that will characterize the performance of in-process 3D printing.
     
    UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop and commercialize a heart monitoring system using smartphones with no battery on the sensors side and no wire connection.
     
    UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to demonstrate a proof-of-concept of wirelessly powering industrial sensors through radio frequency (RF) at a distance and prototyping a power reception module system for industrial sensors.
     
    The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture Grant applications is November 20, 2015.
     
    The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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              Announcing Supplier Match B2B, a Global Sourcing Directory for Corporate Procurement Professionals   

    Presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

    San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/15/2014 -- Supplier Match B2B is a global B2B network where corporate supply sourcing professionals meet suppliers in a neutral venue. Supplier Match B2B is brand of ISM of Silicon Valley http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org

    For suppliers: Joining (at no charge) Supplier Match B2B directory provides a modern and virtual way to get in front of the corporate supplier sourcing buying professional. Join today at: http://bit.ly/JoinSupplierMatchB2B To view the Supplier Match B2B directory in full page mode, go to: http://bit.ly/ViewSupplierMatchB2B To search in full view mode, hit search button then place a search word in spend category and/or tags column(s) and hit search button again.

    If you are a small, minority owned or mid-size business, this is a very unique method to be known to the pure-play audience of supplier sourcing professionals. Once listed in the Supplier Match B2B directory, buying professionals can search for you by: spend commodity/category, diversity classification, and key-words/tags you provide. In time, additional bidding tools will be developed so you can interface with sourcing professionals in an automated fashion.

    Also, for maximum visibility to supplier sourcing professionals, consider becoming a Sponsor of ISM of Silicon Valley. For more information on Sponsorship, go to http://bit.ly/BecomeSponsor Sponsors are automatically listed in the Supplier Match B2B directory.

    For more information on Supplier Match B2B Sourcing Directory (@SupplierB2B) presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley, email: contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

    About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
    An affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

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              America’s Oil Boom is Sputtering Back to Life One Rig at a Time   
    By Business World Online
    For the first time in five months, a rig in the Williston Basin, where North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation lies, sputtered back to life and started drilling for crude once again. And then one returned to the Permian Basin, the nation’s biggest oil play, field services contractor Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday.

    Shale explorers including EOG Resources Inc. and Pioneer Natural Resources Co. say they’re preparing to bounce back from the deepest and most prolonged slowdown in U.S. oil drilling on record. The country has lost more than half its rigs since October, casualties of a 49% slide in crude prices during the last half of 2014. Futures rallied above $60 a barrel earlier this week, and a sudden return to oil fields would threaten to end this fragile recovery.

    “You’re inviting a lot of pent-up supply to come back into the market -- not only do you have people drilling again, but you have this fracklog of over 4,000 uncompleted wells,” Harry Tchilinguirian, the head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas SA in London, said by phone. “And then we’re in a situation where the market could easily go back into the mid- $50’s.”

    While rigs are returning to some fields, the total U.S. count has continued to decline, falling 11 this week to a four- year low on Friday. The drilling slowdown won’t reach a real bottom for about another month, James Williams, president of energy consultant WTRG Economics, said by phone from London, Arkansas.

    “This is an indicator that we’re nearing the end of the bust,” he said. “What we’re going to see now are mixed signals from the different basins as we near the bottom of the cycle.”

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., Devon Energy Corp. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. all lifted their full-year production outlooks this week. EOG said on May 5 that it plans to increase drilling as soon as crude stabilizes around $65 a barrel, while Pioneer has said it is preparing to deploy more rigs as soon as July.

    Morgan Stanley said underlying data show drilling is already picking up in some counties within Texas’s Eagle Ford shale formation and the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico.

    “Prices are triggering activity that could undermine the U.S. recovery, especially in 2016,” Morgan Stanley analysts including Adam Longson said in an April 27 research note.

    The U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil for June delivery rose 45 cents on Friday to settle at $59.39 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices advanced 25%in April alone, the biggest monthly gain since May 2009.

    The Permian will probably be the first basin to bounce back because it’s home to multiple producing zones stacked on top of each other, allowing drillers to tap oil at different depths with the same well, said David Zusman, managing director at Talara Capital Management, which handles $400 million in energy investments.

    “There are multistacked pay zones and sweet spots across the basin that make economic sense,” he said by phone. “There’s more optionality associated with the Permian and more likelihood of completing those wells.”

    The U.S. rig count may recover to 1,200 to 1,300 should prices rally past $70 a barrel, Allen Gilmer, chief executive officer of the Austin-based energy data provider Drillinginfo, said by phone on May 1. The total rose for three straight days in late April, he said.

    “The service companies have responded very quickly in regards to dropping prices, and it has become very attractive, especially for companies with hedged positions, to come back right now before those hedges fall off,” Gilmer said. “We’re a few weeks from the bottom now. You’ll start seeing it build up.”

    America’s Oil Boom is Sputtering Back to Life One Rig at a Time - Business World Online

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              Governor Dalrymple Delivers 2015 State of the State   
    In delivering the State of the State address today, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said North Dakota’s strong economy and sound fiscal management make possible additional tax relief as well as investments in statewide priorities including infrastructure, education and meeting the challenges of growth.
     
    “Two years ago I stood before you and reported that the state of our state was strong,” Dalrymple said. “Today, I am pleased to tell you that we’ve made great progress since then, and that North Dakota is stronger than ever.”
     
    North Dakota has reduced taxes by $4.3 billion since 2009, and Dalrymple recommended that the legislature make even more tax relief a priority.  The legislature also will have an opportunity to pass a property tax reform bill that provides for more spending discipline, and makes it easier for taxpayers to understand how their tax dollars are used in comparison to other political subdivisions, Dalrymple said.
     
    North Dakota has also made great progress on road and highway improvements, water supply projects and should continue to invest in the state’s infrastructure needs.  At the same time, North Dakota remains committed to advancing critical flood protection projects, Dalrymple said.
     
    In just the past four years, the state has also leveraged nearly $90 million in tax credits and incentive funds to support the development of about 2,500 housing units reserved for low-to-moderate income residents and for essential service employees in western North Dakota.
     
    “Never before in our state’s history have we undertaken such an ambitious, ongoing campaign to improve our roads and highways, expand water supply systems, advance flood control projects and develop affordable housing,” Dalrymple said.  “These projects enhance the quality of our lives and support our growing economy. “
     
    Public Safety            
    As the state’s population and commercial activity have grown, Dalrymple and the legislature have worked together so that North Dakota continues to be one of the safest states in the nation.    
     
    Since 2011, the state has steadily expanded the capabilities of the Highway Patrol, the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the state’s judicial system and the Department of Correction’s parole and probation services.
     
    For local law enforcement officers in western North Dakota, the region’s rapid growth has created significant challenges.  Within the last four years, the state has provided about $20 million in impact grants to help equip, train and staff local police departments and sheriff’s offices serving in North Dakota’s oil-producing counties.  The state has provided another $30 million to support the region’s fire and emergency medical services. 
     
    Oversight of the Oil Industry
    The remarkable amount of commerce throughout North Dakota requires that the state continue to strengthen its health and environmental protections as well as its oversight of the oil and gas industry, Dalrymple said.
                           
    Since 2011, the state has significantly expanded its regulatory staff within the Oil and Gas Division and the Department of Health, and Dalrymple has recommended funding for 22 additional positions within the Oil and Gas Division and 19 more within the Department of Health. Additionally, the state has adopted new oil conditioning standards to improve the safety of crude oil for transport; required major reductions in the flaring of natural gas and has revised more than 60 sections of regulatory code to strengthen environmental protections.  Dalrymple has also recommended new positions within the Public Service Commission to augment federal oversight of rail safety and pipeline integrity.

    “We should all be proud of the vital role our state is playing to help America strengthen its energy independence,” Dalrymple said.  “We have become the nation’s second-largest oil producer, and as our energy production has increased so has our responsibility.”
     
    Education
    North Dakota has steadily improved its K-12 education system, putting to rest the challenging issues of funding equity and adequacy.  The state has also significantly reduced the local cost of education by increasing the state’s funding commitment.   Dalrymple said the state has an opportunity to build on its success by maintaining strong funding for K-12 schools, by
    investing in early childhood education, and by addressing the extraordinary needs of schools challenged by rapid enrollment growth.
     
    North Dakota’s strong revenues also allow for continued investments in higher education, while most other states are reducing their funding.  Working together, the governor and legislature have improved the way North Dakota’s universities and colleges are funded, and have made major investments in capital projects and other improvements.

    Moving forward, the state can continue to invest in the university system’s critical infrastructure needs, but should focus on programs that make college more affordable for students, Dalrymple said.

    The state’s strong economy and sound fiscal management allow for continued investments in other priorities as well, including workforce development, improvements to the state’s park system and other quality-of-life enhancements.
     
    “Here in North Dakota, we continue to drive an agenda for progress and a quality of life that is second to none,” Dalrymple said. “We know that progress comes with its own challenges and there is much work ahead.  But we have every reason to be optimistic about our state and the increasing number of opportunities it provides.” 
     
    During his address, Dalrymple also spoke about recent declines in oil prices and the potential impact on state revenues.
     
    “It’s important for the people of North Dakota to know that we are committed to a structurally balanced state budget, where ongoing spending never exceeds our available, ongoing revenues,” Dalrymple said.  “There are risks associated with any economy that relies on the value of commodities, and those risks must always be carefully considered.  We guard against these risks in several ways, including directing the vast majority of our oil and gas revenues – about 96 percent – to special reserve funds that are not used for ongoing operations.”

    North Dakota’s investments in statewide infrastructure projects and other capital projects require one-time funding that doesn’t have to be repeated should state revenues decline.
    In February, a new state revenue forecast will be completed and will help guide the legislature’s work, Dalrymple said.

    “If adjustments to our spending plan are needed, I am confident our legislature will make prudent decisions based on the best available projections,” Dalrymple said. “In the end, I expect our legislature will find that we can continue to fund our priorities, maintain healthy reserves and provide even more tax relief.”
     

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              Shale Boom Helps North Dakota Bank Earn Returns Goldman Would Envy   
    By Wall Street Journal
    Displaying WSJ Harmeyer.jpgIt is more profitable than Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has a better credit rating than J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and hasn’t seen profit growth drop since 2003.

    Meet Bank of North Dakota, the U.S.’s lone state-owned bank, which has one branch, no automated teller machines and not a single investment banker.

    The reason for its success? As the sole repository of the state of North Dakota’s revenue, the bank has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the boom in Bakken shale-oil production from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. In fact, the bank played a crucial part in kick-starting the oil frenzy in the state in 2008 amid the financial crisis.

    When other banks around the U.S. were curtailing lending and increasing reserves, Bank of North Dakota helped smaller banks in the state ride out the crisis by providing them with letters of credit, loan sales and bank stock. Since then, its total assets have more than doubled, to $6.9 billion last year from $2.8 billion in 2007. By contrast, assets of the much bigger Bank of America Corp. have grown much more slowly, to $2.1 trillion from $1.7 trillion in that period.

    Much of that growth has been fueled by surging deposits of mineral-rights royalty payments and taxes stemming from North Dakota’s leap from the country’s sixth-largest oil producer to its second largest over the past five years. The bank taps those coffers to extend loans for new businesses, infrastructure such as hospitals and purchases of new homes, all of which have seen increased demand as oil workers flock to the state.

    Set up in 1919 under a socialist-oriented government that represented farmers frustrated with out-of-state commodity and railroad owners, the bank treads a fine line between the private and public sectors in what today is a solidly Republican state. It traditionally extends credit, or invests directly, in areas other lenders shun, such as rural housing loans.

    The bank’s mission is promoting economic development, not competing with private banks. “We’re a state agency and profit maximization isn’t what drives us,” President Eric Hardmeyer said. At the same time, he said “it’s important to me that we show a respectable bottom line” to taxpayers, noting that the bank historically has returned profits to the state’s coffers.

    Its profit, which hit $94 million last year, has grown by double-digit percentages annually since 2010. Return on equity, a measure of profitability, is 18.56%, about 70% higher than those at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan. To be sure, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan are much larger institutions with more complex balance sheets.

    North Dakotans can open a personal account at the bank’s only branch in downtown Bismarck, the state capital. But the bank offers few of the perks offered by traditional lenders and says retail banking accounts for just 2%-3% of its business. The bank’s focus is providing loans to students and extending credit to companies in North Dakota, often in partnership with smaller community banks.

    Bank of North Dakota also acts as a clearinghouse for interbank transactions in the state by settling checks and distributing coins and currency. “We get compared to a little, mini Federal Reserve” on the prairie, said Mr. Hardmeyer, who has led the bank for nearly 14 years.

    For years, Bank of North Dakota paid exactly $30 million annually back into the state’s general budgetary fund. But with North Dakota’s coffers flush with oil revenue, the legislature hasn’t requested the payments from the bank since 2010. Its loan book has expanded, but not fast enough to keep up with deposits and retained earnings.

    It recently started offering mortgages to individuals in the most underserved corners of the state. But Mr. Hardmeyer dismisses any notion the bank could run into trouble with deadbeat borrowers. “We know our customers,” he said. “You’ve got to understand the conservative nature of this state. Nobody here is really interested in making subprime loans.”

    Five years ago, Bank of North Dakota lent about 90% of its deposits, but that ratio shrank to around 60% in 2013.

    Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services last month reaffirmed its double-A-minus rating of the bank, whose deposits are guaranteed by the state of North Dakota. That is above the rating for both Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan and among U.S. financial institutions, second only to the Federal Home Loan Banks, rated double-A-plus.

    Lawmakers in a few other states such as Colorado and Maryland have advanced proposals to emulate Bank of North Dakota and set up state-owned lenders in recent years, so far without success. “Last year was a peak in terms of introducing these bills,” said Mathew Street, deputy general counsel at the American Bankers Association. “However many bills have been introduced, none have passed since 1919,” he said.

    North Dakota officials hesitate to tout the bank as a model. “We think it’s worked well for us, but only because we’re very careful about how we use it,” said North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

    Not all of Bank of North Dakota’s initiatives have succeeded. One misfire in the early 2000s involved financing “Wooly Boys,” a film starring Peter Fonda and Kris Kristofferson. The movie, about a sheep rancher’s family, was a box-office flop. The bank, which had hoped to spark a tourism boom similar to that in South Dakota after the release of the Kevin Costner hit “Dances with Wolves,” wrote off the loss.

    Shale Boom Helps North Dakota Bank Earn Returns Goldman Would Envy - The Wall Street Journal

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              Honoring Our Heritage   
    By ND Commerce - Tourism Division
    Honoring Our Heritage
    Heritage is something taken quite seriously in North Dakota, and until our recent population boom, it was easy to assume anyone who lived here came from farming roots. North Dakotans are a tight-knit group, often truthfully answering yes when people say, “I know someone from North Dakota. Do you know him?”
    But there is a lot more to North Dakota heritage than how it may typically get portrayed on “Fargo” or as “fly-over country.” With Scandinavian and German influences impacting our state from our reserved personalities to our favorite holiday treats, there are many unique and special things to know about North Dakota
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    Agriculture
    While more and more people are a generation removed from “the farm,” 90 percent of North Dakota is still privately owned land, and 90 percent of that land is used for agriculture. North Dakota farmers feed the world, growing durum that is used to make pasta across the globe. North Dakota leads the nation with commodities like wheat, flax, canola, sunflowers, pulse crops, honey, and more.

    And it’s not just the crops we’re known for either.

    Cattle production is also a key component of North Dakota agricultural exports. We produce enough beef for close to 115 million hamburgers yearly.

    Visitors can learn about farming practices at interpretive centers throughout the state.

    Hunting
    Pheasants, ducks, geese, deer, you name it, North Dakota has it and we hunt it. We take hunting very seriously, in fact, some schools even close on “deer opener.”  

    If you want help finding the hidden gems, we’ve got you covered. There are numerous lodges across the state that cater to outdoor enthusiasts year round.

    Sit down and eat
    Craving lefse? Do you even know what lefse is? This “potato tortilla” is a holiday staple in North Dakota and one of the many authentic Scandinavian foods you can find just about everywhere here! Remember to put butter and sugar on top to truly enjoy this treat. Let the food adventure continue with North Dakota staples like knoephla soup, bison burgers, pheasant pizza or rhubarb martinis.

    Cowboy up
    Yep, we’re talking trail riding, roping, rodeos and ranching. North Dakota cowboys are the real deal, and cowboy hats and boots are a necessity not a fashion statement. 

    Take a step into the cowboy lifestyle by riding the trails this fall around Theodore Roosevelt National Park, working cattle at Black Leg Ranch or try the Sheyenne Oaks horse park on the eastern end of the state. If you want to be a little less hands-on, visit the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame for a glimpse at the men and women who have made North Dakota’s cowboy culture so strong.

    Athletics
    While they may not be “professional,” North Dakota sports teams definitely have the attention of the state and the nation.

    Catch a University of North Dakota hockey game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.  With seven NCAA Division I National Championships under their belt, a home game has regular crowds of 12,000 people buzzing with excitement. Grab a grinder at the Red Pepper concession stands that have recently been added to the arena - the local food stop has been a staple in town since the 1960s.

    The North Dakota State Bison football team is the reigning three-time Division I FCS national champs. Averaging more than 18,000 game attendees, the tailgating before the game gives fans the chance to mix and mingle. Bison fans set up their grills to tailgate in the parking lot and invite fans of the opposing team to stop and have a beer and a burger before the game. The Daily Meal named NDSU the #4 best college tailgate in the nation in 2014.

    (Did you know famed NBA coach Phil Jackson also grew up in North Dakota?)

    Literary
    Whether it’s the wide open spaces or the peaceful solitude of winter, North Dakota has inspired many famous literary masters. Novelists like Louis L’Amour, who was considered one of the world’s most popular writers, are celebrated in the state. On the Louis L’Amour Trail you can step into the life and times of this great writer, who went on to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan.

    Or you can experience the life of Laurainne Snelling’s famous character Ingeborg Bjorklund and her family who settled in “Blessing, ND” on the banks of the Red River. The Blessing Museum in Drayton, ND is a nod to the book’s tales of North Dakota’s early settlement days.
     
    There is more than meets the eye in North Dakota, and it is our heritage that has helped define many of these hidden gems. As we celebrate our heritage this month – marking out 125th birthday – we invite guests to join us and experience our legendary state.

    For more information these or other pieces of North Dakota heritage, visit www.ndtourism.com

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              Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $733,256   
    By ND Commerce
    The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for six Venture Grants and one Research ND Grant totaling $733,256 at its meetings held September 19, 2014.
     
    Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
     
    Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
     
    The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
     
    The following awarded requests were funded:
     
    Research ND
     
    • UND Mechanical Engineering in partnership with Technology Applications Group was awarded $34,073 to further characterize and modify the company’s coatings for applications in additional markets.
    Venture Grant Program
     
    • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market of potential iron cross-linked alginate beads for phosphate removal from water bodies and the subsequent use of the phosphate containing beads as a slow release fertilizer.
     
    • NDSU Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was awarded $99,214 to further develop the ability replicate specific human bone using 3D printing. The project will address the feasibility and market potential of producing human bone with specific characteristics (e.g. age, gender, bone density) for use in research settings.
     
    • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of nanospheres in paints and coatings to increase the anti-corrosion properties of the paint when applied to metal.
     
    • NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,969 to address the feasibility and market potential of new sensor technology to directly measure the soil environment. The sensors would be deployed during planting and are produced from renewable environmentally-safe materials.
     
    • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of inhibitor of gamma herpes viruses as a potential therapeutic agent. The Epstein-Barr virus (a gamma herpes virus) is one of the most common viruses in humans, is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several forms of cancer including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
     
    • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials in partnership with Renuvix was awarded $200,000 to scale up production of novel resins and polymers derived from plant oils and sugars for commercial use. 
    The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is November 21, 2014.
     
    The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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              North Dakota to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3   
    By ND Commerce
    Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3 by hosting tours of manufacturing companies and educational facilities. The event is designed to create a better understanding of and expand knowledge about manufacturing as a career choice, and to emphasize the industry’s value to North Dakota’s economy.
     
    “Manufacturing is a vital part of North Dakota’s economic success,” Al Anderson, North Dakota Commerce Commissioner said. “Since 2003, North Dakota manufacturing exports grew 169 percent while the national average was a 70 percent increase.”
     
    According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers in North Dakota account for nearly 8 percent of the total output in the state, employing 6 percent of the workforce. Manufacturing compensation is just over 37 percent higher than other nonfarm employers in the state.
     
    “Manufacturing Day events in North Dakota are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities,” Randy Schwartz, center director and chief executive officer of the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership said. “Students, parents, educators, media and civic leaders are encouraged to attend the events.”
     
    Manufacturing Day Events in North Dakota:  
     
    Dickinson (Public tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.    
     
    Fargo (Private/Public Tours) - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Private Tours
      • Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is hosting 170 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
        • John Deere Electronic Solutions – John Deere Electronic Solutions leads the industry through innovative design, development, and manufacturing of custom, integrated electronics components.
        • Aggregate Industries – A leading player in the construction industry by producing and supplying a range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and blocks. 
        • Fargo Jet Center / Weather Modification – An award winning aircraft services company and a global atmospheric sciences company committed to continued advances in the fields of weather modification and atmospheric research.
        • Prinsco – Manufacturing and providing innovative water management solutions to increase agricultural production, ensure water quality and promote sustainable systems. Premiere products include a complete line of corrugated plastic pipe and accessories.
     
    • Public Tours - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Trail King Industries – Building trailers to serve a wide variety of applications for markets as diverse as construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Tours are for high school and college students from 8am to 3pm
     
    Grand Forks (Public Tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.        
     
    Jamestown (Public Tours) – October 3 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • UTC Aerospace Systems – One of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.  Tours are 30 minutes and run from 9:45am to 12:45pm. Please RSVP and be pre-screened before September 26th.  Email Holly@growingjamestown.com for details about the requirements and the dress code for the tours.   
     
    Wahpeton (Private Tours) - October 22 from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    The City of Wahpeton is hosting 203 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
    • Bobcat – A leading provider of compact equipment for global construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industrial and mining markets. 
    • WCCO Belting – World’s largest manufacturer of agricultural rubber belting products: swather canvases, baler belts, tube conveyor belts, die-cut parts and a variety of rubber industrial belting products.    
    • ComDel Innovations – Contract manufacturer excelling in precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing, integrating all aspects of product development. 
    • Heartland Precision – Provides thread rolling and metal finishing as well as forming and precision machining services to a variety of industries and customers. 
    • North Dakota State College of Science – A 2-year state supported college offering over 80 academic options using hands-on learning and state-of-the-art equipment in partnership with industry leaders. They are providing tours of their educational facility and hosting the students for lunch. 
     
    For more information visit www.mfg.com.
     
    The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
     
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              TSRTC effects changes to Vajra service   
    Routes modified to improve occupancy
              APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $545,822   
    The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $545,822 at its quarterly meeting. This review is scheduled for February 20th at the Choice Financial – Community Board Room in Grafton.
     
    APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
     
    The following requests will be reviewed:
     
    Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finley) is requesting $87,593 to defray costs to fund a detailed market research to verify and pinpoint the potential customer base; fund the marketing campaign to launch pre-market activity to include market literature, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions. Contact David Fiebelkorn at 701-524-1150 for additional information.
     
    Cummings Ag Inc (Buxton) is requesting $58,069 to assist in funding for the implement the marketing plan developed by Anchor marketing which includes:  new branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising (Google and other online sources), and several trade shows to break the new services of Cummings Ag Inc, into the marketplace. Contact Tracy Bjerke at 701-847-3125 for additional information.
     
    NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $83,765 to defray costs for research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls. Contact Dr. Teresa Bergholz at 701-231-7692 for additional information.
     
    NDSU – North Central Research Center and Plant Sciences (Minot/Fargo) is requesting $66,850 to help research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine.  Funds will be utilized for salaries, supplies, travel, and greenhouse rental fees. Contact Harlene Hatterman-Valenti at 701-231-8536 for additional information.
     
    NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Fargo) is requesting $82,345 to help cover costs of the development and commercialization of LaurusTech Industries devices and technologies could propel the company to market these devices to benefit ND agriculture and other industries, to safely improve the efficient handling of commodities and create job growth in the state.  Grand funds will be used to perform research and implement improvements to the current generation product to allow it to be used in hazardous locations such as grain handling facilities. Contact Rob Sailer at 231-5347 for additional information.
     
    NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (Carrington) is requesting that $35,200 will explore the potential for bioremediation of marginal and saline regions using industrial beets, while utilizing the product as a livestock feed. The grant funds will be used to support agronomy research technicians and student assistants to carry out the day-to-day tasks of the research.  Funding will also supports research materials and supplies, soil and leaf sample analysis, travel to the off-station locations and meetings to present the results. Contact Mike Ostlie at 701-652-2951 for additional information.
     
    Bio-Sunn (Garrison) is requesting $132,000 to defray costs associated with conducting a final feasibility and market studies necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing to construct a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products. Contact Thomas Chuckel at 602-234-5383 for additional information.

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              Modification of a Note Secured by a Deed of Trust   

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              What did Albert Einstein say on income tax?   
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted Albert Einstein during his speech at the midnight launch of Goods and Services Tax. Mr. Modi said: “Einstein said if there is something in this world that is diffic...
               Audio Time-Scale Modification Using a Hybrid Time-Frequency Domain Approach    
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              lingerie jumpsuit with plunging neckline and wide legs - ICON bamboo sleepwear and lingerie range - made to order by sandmaidensleepwear   

    100.80 USD

    Summer Sale! July 1st to 30th - 10% off regular price (not applicable with any other discount)

    A plunging neckline jumpsuit with lace trim

    features adjustable criss cross straps, elastic under the bust and full palazzo legs

    standard length inseam is 32"

    shown on a model of 5'10" in standard length

    See the full "Icon" range with the co ordinating pieces here:
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandmaidensleepwear?search_query=icon

    Made to order in two weeks time, additionally we may have some sizes and colors available as denoted RTS in the drop down menu

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    A range of sleepwear, lingerie and loungerie in soft practical viscose of bamboo with contrasting soft stretch lace trim

    bamboo is a soft wood pulp fiber that is known for being cool to the touch and very soft. This textile is very washable and holds it's shape well but we've noticed that it "grows" with hanging and may need to be hemmed over time, one can also fold it and put it in a drawer, it keeps fresh nicely and is a dream to iron.

    The trim in this group is the "Jester" lace from another range, it's a very soft supple lace that is slightly delicate but we find that it also launders easily and is remarkably durable for it's delicate appearance.

    Mix and match to create your own set or wear separately

    95/5 viscose of bamboo/spandex
    95/5 nylon/spandex lace and trims

    machine wash cold
    tumble dry delicate
    steam iron low
    (for most consistent results)

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    Please use this size guide as a general guide when choosing your size and/or feel free to leave measurements in "notes to seller" at check out as per below guidelines and I will calculate your best size.

    (In inches and US dress sizes)

    XS= bust 32, waist 25, low hip 35 (0/2)

    S= bust 34, waist 27, low hip 37 (4/6)

    M= bust 37, waist 30, low hip 40 (8/10)

    L= bust 40, waist 33, low hip 43 (12/14)

    XL = bust 43, waist 36, low hip 46 (16/18)


    Additionally we can sometimes modify the sleeve lengths, hemline length and inseams and/or cut half sizes in some styles as per the chart below:

    petite = 5'0-5'3
    Standard 5'4" - 5'8" (the standard length we cut when height is not provided)
    Tall 5'9"-5'12"
    Extra Tall = over 72"

    Measurements we can work with are:

    Full bust
    underbust or waist
    Full hip (around the widest part, usually about crotch level)
    Height

    We will not use additional measurements or customize the style of the garment, we do not cut garments to specific lengths or to hit at specific points on the body.

    Please note, we aim to cut true to size but will err on the long and large side so please be prepared for the possibility of having your garment hemmed or taken in after receipt.

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    Please allow two weeks for your order to be produced and shipped (three during peak seasons as will be noted in the announcement section of the shop and in the shipping details.)

    Ready to ship (RTS) ships within 2 business days with confirmation

    Panties and sets with panties are final sale items.

    New as of March 2016 we are offering returns on made to order items excluding panties and sets with panties with a 20% restocking fee in the event the fit, textile or color is not as expected. We don't do exchanges on made to order as that would mean we would make two pieces instead of one. Cancellations with a full refund can be made prior to cutting.

    Ready to ship (RTS) styles that are not panties or sets with panties can be returned and fully refunded

    Please see details on policies here:

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandmaidensleepwear/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav


    ***************READY TO SHIP SEARCH BY SIZE*******************


    In a rush? Here are some searches arranged by size of what we have available ready to ship:


    XS: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandmaidensleepwear/search?search_query=XS&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

    Small: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandmaidensleepwear/search?search_query=Small&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

    Medium: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandmaidensleepwear/search?search_query=medium&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

    Large: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandmaidensleepwear/search?search_query=large&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

    XL: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sandmaidensleepwear/search?search_query=XL&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

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    Your order will be wrapped in simple kraft paper and a fabric ribbon enclosed in a small cardboard box or envelope. We use recycled shipping boxes when available. The return address will be from Amanda Boyd not from Sandmaiden Sleepwear for confidentiality

    If your order is a gift going directly to the recipient we can omit the invoice, gift wrap it and include a simple (up to 12 english words) gift message and card, just let us know in "notes to seller" at check out. International orders we can include the gift card but not omit the invoice or gift wrap for customs purposes.

    We also sometimes include a small gift with purchase of lavender within the USA, please let us know if you do not want any lavender.

    thank you!

    Much love and appreciation,
    Amanda


              Adiós al cardenal Müller   
    La decisión del Papa de no renovar como Prefecto de Doctrina de la Fe al cardenal alemán Gerhard Müller ha sido, con toda probabilidad, una de las más complicadas y sensibles de este pontificado. La importancia de este cambio, con la colaboración de la denominada «Curia de Santa Marta», tiene una trascendencia vital para el futuro de la articulación doctrinal del pontificado. El cardenal Müller, al que no se le puede negar su ejemplar trayectoria académica, en recientes casos de compleja digestión doctrinal ha servido de dique de contención de actitudes implícitas o explícitas de oposición al pontificado. Un rol que le ha pasado factura y que no ha estado libre de ser instrumentalizado. En cierta medida, el cardenal Müller significa la herencia más cuidada del pontificado del Papa Benedicto, con quien, por cierto, el cardenal alemán sigue manteniendo una estrecha relación. Pero los tiempos han cambiado y en el pontificado de Francisco las formas son muy importantes, y los gestos, elocuentes. Nos encontramos en un momento eje, cualitativo, en la época Francisco después de la «Amoris laetitia» y ante comisiones y temas abiertos. Con la designación de monseñor Luis Ladaria, el Papa modifica no tanto el contenido sino la forma de ejercer la función de salvaguarda de la doctrina en la Iglesia. No nos engañemos, por más que se empeñen algunos comentaristas, la teología del padre Ladaria no es precisamente la punta de lanza del progresismo de pandereta, ni de la aplicación pastoral del pensamiento teológico más avanzado. No hay más que repasar su bibliografía última en español para darnos cuenta de que su obra teológica, que bebe de fuentes múltiples, está muy alejada de frivolidades pastorales. El cardenal Müller se despide de su servicio a la Iglesia universal con un último libro, de más de quinientas páginas en su edición alemanda, titulado «El Papa». Como nota curiosa, el único español citado en ese volumen es el hoy obispo de Lugo, Alfonso Carrasco Rouco, por su tesis sobre el primado de Pedro en la historia. Una historia que nos deparará, sin duda, no pocas sorpresas. José Francisco Serrano Oceja
              El PSOE recurre a la demagogia en materia social en su giro populista   
    En tan solo una semana, el nuevo PSOE de Pedro Sánchez ha dado un giro de 180 grados en materia social. Una radicalización que afecta a importantes cuestiones que ya estaban prácticamente negociadas en el Congreso de los Diputados. Este «volantazo» se vio ayer reflejado en el Pleno del Parlamento, al votar los diputados socialistas a favor de cambiar la Ley de Libertad Religiosa. Minutos antes, el secretario general, Pedro Sánchez, anunciaba su intención de regular la eutanasia , en contra de la tesis de su grupo parlamentario, que en sus iniciativas apostaba más por una ley de muerte digna, favoreciendo los cuidados paliativos. Los grupos políticos con los que el PSOE había llegado a acuerdos se han visto sorprendidos por este repentino cambio de actitud en esta cuestión, la ley de muerte digna, todavía en fase de negociación. Igualmente, se muestran escépticos ante la evolución del Pacto de Estado por la Educación ; y no descartan cambios de opinión de última hora en materia medioambiental, como sucedió la semana pasada, al votar en contra de modificaciones en la Ley de Patrimonio Natura l y de la Biodiversidad, lo que puso en pie de guerra al sector de los cazadores y pescadores, y del mundo rural. El brusco giro de Sánchez se enmarca en su estrategia de captar el voto radical, en clara pugna con Podemos. La sobreactuación del dirigente socialista en materia religiosa parece ir dirigida a hacer creer que la actual legislación religiosa restringe derechos de otras confesiones y beneficia a la Iglesia Católica. Cuidados paliativos La actitud más desconcertante de los socialistas se produjo en el Pleno de ayer, en relación a la ley de muerte digna. El Grupo Socialista presentó el pasado mes de febrero una Proposición de Ley instando al Gobierno a legislar sobre esta materia, pero no llegó a debatirse en el Pleno. Ciudadanos, que había presentado otra en esta misma línea, se adelantó y la incorporó al orden del día de la sesión plenaria del 27 de marzo. Los socialistas, que en la exposición de motivos señalaban que su ley no estaba «llamada a regular la eutanasia», apoyaron en primera instancia, junto al Partido Popular, la iniciativa de Ciudadanos. La formación de Albert Rivera abogaba por favorecer y generalizar los cuidados paliativos en la recta final de su vida. Esta propuesta de Ciudadanos se encontraba en fase de tramitación parlamentaria de enmiendas, pero Izquierda Unida presentó una a la totalidad, con un texto articulado, planteando regular la eutanasia, que supone, como bien es sabido, la intervención deliberada para poner fin a la vida de un paciente sin perspectiva de cura. Esta enmienda, al afectar al texto completo, no a una parte, tenía que votarse por el Pleno, y el PSOE no la apoyó. Paradójicamente, Sánchez se reunía minutos antes de la votación con el diputado de Izquierda Unida, Alberto Garzón, y se comprometió con éste a trabajar en la despenalización de la eutanasia. Precisamente, el último Congreso del PSOE había radicalizado su posición, siendo partidarios de la regulación de esta práctica. Santa Sede El segundo giro importante que ha dado el PSOE en los últimos días se ha producido en relación a la Ley Orgámica de Libertad Religiosa de 1980. El PSOE optó ayer por apoyar la moción presentada por ERC solicitando al Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy su modificación inmediata. La iniciativa resultó aprobada por 167 votos a favor y 166 en contra. A este voto a favor se unieron el miércoles las declaraciones del secretario de Justicia de la nueva dirección de Ferraz, Andrés Perelló, que reclamó la revisión de los Acuerdos con la Santa Sede, vigentes desde el año 1979 y que hasta ahora no habían supuesto un problema para las huestes socialistas. De hecho, la cuestión religiosa había sido aparcada por el Gobierno de José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero en el año 2010, al dar un paso atrás en su intención de reformarla. Aunque inicialmente consideró prioritario el cambio de esta normativa, la polémica suscitada al proponer un viraje le obligó a aplazarlo. Desde entonces, el debate sobre la laicidad del Estado no había vuelto a abrirse en el cuartel de los socialistas, pero Sánchez ha decidido retomar este polémico asunto.
              Cuatro razones que demuestran que la ley de libertad religiosa no está «obsoleta»   
    En los 37 años que lleva en vigor, ninguna confesión religiosa ha solicitado la modificación de la Ley Orgánica de Libertad Religiosa y de Culto. Un breve repaso al articulado de la norma basta para demostrar que la ley no está «obsoleta» pese a las duras críticas del secretario general del PSOE, Pedro Sánchez. Quizás porque la mayor virtud de esta normativa es la de ser lo suficientemente genérica como para no coartar uno de los derechos más fundamentales del ser humano. Garantiza la libertad de pensamiento y conciencia. La norma que se aprobó en 1980 no discrimina ni privilegia a ninguna confesión, ni tampoco hace distinción entre los ciudadanos que profesan una u otra religión. Incluso reconoce el derecho de toda persona a no profesar ninguna; abandonar la que tenía o cambiarla. Igualdad de trato para todas las confesiones. A lo largo de sus ocho artículos, la ley garantiza a todas la confesiones su derecho a «establecer lugares de culto, designar y formar a sus ministros, propagar su propio credo, gozar de personalidad jurídica y establecer acuerdos de cooperación con el Estado». Incluso señala que «respetando siempre el principio de igualdad, se podrá extender a dichas iglesias y confesiones los beneficios fiscales previstos en el ordenamiento jurídico general para las entidades sin fin de lucro». Laicidad positiva y neutralidad del Estado. En su artículo segundo señala que «los poderes públicos adoptarán las medidas necesarias para facilitar la asistencia religiosa en los establecimientos públicos militares, hospitalarios, asistenciales, penitenciarios, así como la formación religiosa en los centros públicos». Esta relación de colaboración con la Iglesia católica y demás confesiones no es una ocurrencia de esta norma. Este modelo de laicidad positiva ya está amparado en el artículo 16 de la Constitución. Tanto la ley como la Carta Magna señalan que pese a que «ninguna confesión tendrá carácter estatal», los «poderes públicos tendrán en cuenta las creencias religiosas de la sociedad». El profesor de Derecho Público externo de la Iglesia en la Universidad de Navarra, Joaquín Calvo-Álvarez, explica que «no es función del Estado definir su actitud hacia la religión, ni a favor ni en contra, sino más bien ocuparse de que las personas y la sociedad tengan la debida libertad, también en estas materias». Y eso es lo que garantiza la ley de Libertad Religiosa vigente. Presencia en el espacio público. La norma reconoce, además, a las confesiones el derecho «a reunirse o manifestarse públicamente con fines religiosos».
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              China’s capital flight and US monetary policy   

    China’s capital flight and US monetary policy

    Yin-Wong Cheung, Sven Steinkamp, Frank Westermann 27 January 2016

    In a largely closed capital market like China, illicit capital flows are inherently difficult to measure as no official data is recorded and the true volume is unobservable. However, standard proxies in the literature suggest that it is economically sizable, amounting to up to 2% of GDP in recent years. Figure 1 displays three common measures of capital flight. Although these proxies appear to follow different dynamics, they have in common that they are large and on the same order of magnitude when compared to official flows.

    Figure 1. Capital flight and official flows

    Data sources: National Bureau of Statistics of China, China State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Directions of Trade Statistics (IMF), International Financial Statistics (IMF), own calculations.

    Measures of capital flight

    The World Bank residual measure of capital flight is based on the balance of payments statistics. It compares the sources to the uses of funds – that is, it takes net foreign investment and the change in foreign debt and deducts from it the current account balance as well as the change in reserves. The remainder is a series that has widely been used as a proxy of capital flight in the literature, an unexplained component in the balance of payments.

    The trade mis-invoicing measure is based on the fact that different statistical agencies record the same export/import activities, but often report different numbers. For instance, an export out of China worth $1,000 may enter the US statistics with a value of $1,000, but enter the Chinese statistics with a value of only $500. When abstracting from transportation costs this ‘under-invoicing’ of exports may be a sign of capital flight, as the remaining $500 is placed in a US bank account rather than being sent to China.

    A new pattern

    An interesting new pattern is the decline of total illicit flows in recent years. In particular, capital flight as measured by trade mis-invoicing has declined since the beginning of the Crisis in 2007/8. In a new paper, we explain this new finding and interpret the results in the context of China’s trend towards a gradual liberalisation of its capital account (Cheung et al. 2016).

    Earlier empirical studies have shown that illicit flows, just like official flows, respond to interest differentials between countries. As capital controls exist, covered interest differentials can occur and attract portfolio rebalancing by investors on both sides. The covered interest differential has been documented to be a relevant empirical factor explaining China’s capital flight. In our extensive empirical analysis, we show that this empirical link has remarkably diminished in recent years. Using an interaction dummy variable, we show that the post-2007 response to the covered interest differential has been significantly smaller – and is hardly different from zero.

    The impact of US monetary policy and other factors

    A new factor that started to play a role in the post-2007 period is the relative money supply between China and the US. While China’s money supply has been rapidly increasing for many years, the US has been following an expansionary monetary policy only since the onset of the Global Crisis. Empirically, we find that this change in the relative monetary stance of the two countries has had an impact on investors’ decisions to reallocate their portfolio between the two countries. The US expansion has significantly reduced capital flight out of China, in both the trade mis-invoicing as well as a combined measure of capital flight.

    This empirical result helps to explain the reduced impact of covered interest differentials. The fit of the regression, measured for instance by the adjusted R2, improves when relative money supply and a dummy variable for the post-2007 period are added to the regression. This finding is also robust when controlling for other factors in a multivariate regression setup, including relative growth rates, exchange rate regimes dummy variables, and so on.

    Another new factor that becomes increasingly important is China’s gradual process of capital account liberalisation. Using the new index of capital controls by Chen and Qian (2015), we control for this process. We find that it also starts being significant in the post-2007 period. Investors appear to appreciate China’s new policies by investing their financial resources domestically. Nevertheless, we also find that the ex post realised exchange rate volatility is a negative factor for capital flight (i.e. an increase in intra-day volatility of the renminbi has a significant positive impact on capital flight out of China).

    A caveat: Transportation cost and insurance

    In the absence of official data, all measures of capital flight are proxies and must be interpreted with caution in general. This is particularly the case for the trade mis-invoicing measure, as exports are commonly reported without transportation cost and insurance while data on imports include these items. The IMF and other researchers typically assume a constant 10% of the net trade value for transportation and insurance when computing trade mis-invoicing proxies.

    But certainly trade costs can vary both across countries and over time. The statistical significance of tariff revenues in our regressions suggests that this is indeed a potential shortcoming of the analysis. To address this issue, we construct a modified version of the trade mis-invoicing measure that uses country-specific and time-varying trade cost estimates that were computed by the CEPII institute from a standard trade-gravity equation. The main results in the empirical analysis are unaffected by this change.

    Economic and policy implications

    Our empirical results highlight the challenges of managing China’s capital flight. First, different measures of capital flight seem to have different empirical determinants. Second, these determinants have been changing over time. From the Chinese perspective, it is thus important to take a disaggregated analysis into account when designing further steps of financial opening.

    Our regression analysis extends only to the end of 2014 and does not include the events of the past year. Our findings imply, however, that the increased volatility in the summer of 2015 and in particular the recent raise in US interest rates, which were associated with expectations of a more general reversal of US monetary policy, may be the cause of a resurgence in capital flight. This reversal has already been visible in the World Bank residual measure, as well as the combined measure, in the first three quarters of 2015.

    References

    Cheung, Y-W, S Steinkamp and F Westermann (2016) “China's capital flight: Pre- and post-crisis experiences”, Journal of International Money and Finance, doi:10.1016/j.jimonfin.2015.12.009.

    Chen, J and X Qian (2015) “Measuring the ongoing changes in China’s capital flow management: A de jure and a hybrid index data set”, HKIMR Working Paper No.11/2015.

    Topics:  Global economy International trade Monetary policy

    Tags:  capital flight, monetary policy, globalisation, international trade, Fed, expansion, capital account liberalisation, money supply, illicit capital flows, trade


              The ECB and the Fed: A comparative narrative   

    The ECB and the Fed: A comparative narrative

    Dae Woong Kang, Nick Ligthart, Ashoka Mody 19 January 2016

    Although the Great Recession was viewed – especially in Europe – as mainly a US problem, the Eurozone has been implicated from the start and felt virtually the same impact in the early stages (Figure 1). The US economy, however recovered much faster. US stock prices and GDP regained their pre-crisis levels by late-2011; the Eurozone barely reached that stage in 2015.

    Figure 1. Stock and GDP price movements

    The US policy response was much more proactive (de Grauwe 2010). Fiscal stimulus was greater than in the Eurozone in 2008-9; the US also returned to fiscal austerity later, in 2011 rather than in 2010 as the Eurozone did (Mody 2015). More important was the US authorities’ active resolution of banking stress; Eurozone banking problems were allowed to fester. And throughout, US monetary policy was much more aggressive. In a recent paper, we used a narrative approach to identify the role of monetary policy during the Great Recession (Kang et al. 2015).

    The US Federal Reserve lowered its policy interest rate (the Fed Funds rate) from 5.25% in September 2007 to 0-0.25% in December 2008 (Figure 2).1 At that point, the Fed also initiated quantitative easing and began ‘forward guidance’, making public its intention to keep interest rates low ‘for some time’. The ECB’s first reaction to the Great Recession was in July 2008, and it was to raise the policy rate (the main refinancing rate).2 After the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2008, the ECB joined an internationally coordinated rate reduction on 8 October. But then the ECB’s slow pace of rate cuts was interrupted by two more hikes—in April and July 2011. The policy rate was brought to near-zero only in November 2013; modest quantitative easing began in September 2014 and was expanded in January 2015.

    Figure 2. Policy rates: The US Federal Reserve and the ECB

    Our narrative tracks the stated policy intent, the stock market response following the announcement, and the immediate market commentary. To examine the stock market’s response to the announcement of interest rate cuts, we used an event-study methodology similar to that of Ait-Sahalia et al. (2012). First, the ‘abnormal difference’ was computed for each day following the announcement. This is measured as the change in the stock price minus the average daily change over the 20 days before the announcement (the presumption is that absent the announcement, stock prices would have continued to change at the same pace over the next five days). Adding up the daily abnormal differences, the cumulative abnormal difference shows the post-announcement divergence in the stock price movement from the trend in the preceding 20 days. The results are summarised in Figure 3.

    Figure 3. Stock market reactions to the reduction of interest rates

    Note: In computing the average ‘abnormal’ reaction between 2007 and 2009, we do not include the market reaction on 8 October 2008 because of high volatility in the days following. The results remain unchanged.

    The stock market responded positively to the Fed’s rate cuts. In contrast, the market’s reaction to the slower-moving ECB was, on average, negative between 2007 and 2009 and also between 2011 and 2014. Consistent with our findings around the announcements, US stock indices moved ahead of those in the Eurozone, as seen in Figure 1. Moreover, as Figure 1 also shows, stock prices tracked relative differences in GDP performance, in line with Akerlof and Shiller’s (2009) view that improved investor sentiment helps stem the fall and begin the recovery.

    Active stimulus

    The anticipation of the announcements was not the primary influence on stock prices. In the US, the one unexpected announcement did trigger a strong response; but even the anticipated rate cuts were viewed favourably, especially if they were 50 basis points (0.5%) or larger. Researchers at the Chicago Fed find that anticipated policy actions have positive stimulative effects if they signal deviation from historical policy (D’Amico and King 2015, pp. 2-3). Thus, while formal ‘forward guidance’ came only on 16 December 2008, the actions up until then established a presumption that the Fed was pursuing a risk management approach and creating a safety net.3 Specifically, the larger rate cuts and accompanying statements signalled that the Fed was trying to ‘forestall’ financial turmoil from spiralling out of control.

    In contrast, even the ECB’s larger rate cuts were seen as ‘too little, too late’. The ECB was reacting to news—building its shelter amidst a raging storm. ECB statements also mused endlessly about rising inflation and hence almost never promised more forthcoming action. The Bank of England was also late, but made up with quicker and much larger rate cuts, followed by quantitative easing.

    It is true that the Fed has a clear dual mandate to support employment and maintain price stability. However, the central banks’ differing mandates were not the reason why they acted differently in the Great Recession. The ECB—despite its primary focus on price stability—had previously responded as if it had a dual mandate. Indeed, as Lars Svensson has pointed out, the ECB’s goal of medium-term price stability (over a two-year horizon) implied that it would not seek to bring inflation down instantly since attempting to do so would cause an unreasonable drop in output (Svensson 1999, pp. 83, 96, and 107). The result, Svensson argues, is that the ECB’s stated objective is indistinguishable from that of central banks with dual mandates, as studies have confirmed (Taylor 2010 and Nechio 2011).

    Rather, as Alan Blinder pithily states, the Fed operated during the Great Recession on the ‘dark’ view that a huge loss of wealth could tip the economy into a free fall (Blinder 2013, p. 94). The priority was to prevent or manage that risk. Between 2007 and 2009, the Fed made the judgement that inflation risk was low and the main task was to prevent a downward output spiral. Later, the Fed used the same risk management approach to fend off the risk of price deflation.

    By contrast, the ECB concluded that a temporary scare had caused banks to hoard cash and restrict lending to other banks (Blinder 2013, p. 94, Stark 2008). Thus, the ECB provided ample liquidity to banks, although no more so than the Fed. As the Fed understood, such passive provision of funds to banks was insufficient to induce banks to lend more and stimulate economic growth (Hetzel 2012). The loss of confidence and severe demand contraction required active monetary stimulus. The ECB insisted that foreign demand would ‘support ongoing growth’ in the Eurozone (e.g. Trichet and Papademos 2008).

    The essential difference between the Fed and the ECB, therefore, boiled down to how each institution viewed the evolution of the economy. Even though inflation rates in the US and the Eurozone were nearly identical (Figure 4), the ECB overemphasised the risk of a commodity price-wage spiral and underestimated the financial and economic risks (Hetzel 2014). Market commentary repeatedly sent this message, as we document in our paper.

    Figure 4. Headline inflation and core inflation for the US and Eurozone

    Note: 12-month moving average of year-on-year inflation.

    Forestalling deflation

    The Fed transitioned to worrying about deflation risk as early as June 2010, even though inflation was rising in tandem with the European inflation rate (Figure 4) (Federal Reserve System 2010). The Fed’s main tools now were quantitative easing and forward guidance. As is well known, in this inglorious interlude, the ECB twice raised interest rates. But even past that point, the ECB continued to reject a risk-management approach and followed rather than anticipated the deceleration in inflation. Because it had delayed stimulus during 2007-9, the ECB needed more aggressive action rather than a continued wait-and-see approach. At a November 2013 press conference, a journalist described the ECB as a “pea-shooter dealing with an approaching deflationary tank”. ECB President Mario Draghi responded that the ECB was waiting for more data, and would do more “if needed” (Draghi 2013). Thus, the ECB acted asymmetrically: rising commodity prices were expected to feed persistent inflation, but falling commodity prices were expected to reverse course. Once again, markets and analysts reacted impatiently. Interest rate cuts were not enough. The question was why more aggressive ‘non-standard’ actions were not being taken.

    Policy credibility

    We conclude also that the Fed gained credibility even though it appeared to temporarily suspend its commitment to price stability. Bordo and Kydland (1995) have argued that setting aside a policy rule to deal with extraordinary contingency is consistent with a commitment to long-term goals. The Fed made clear its objective of preventing a meltdown and, as Blinder (2012) has emphasised, credibility principally requires that words be matched with deeds.

    In the Eurozone, words were often a substitute for deeds. Markets and investors reacted to the tight monetary policy, which added to the economic drag and deflationary tendencies due to fiscal austerity and lingering banking problems. By mid-2009, Eurozone output had fallen behind that of the US, and it never caught up. Delays in stimulating economic recovery have permanent consequences, as recent analysis reaffirms (Fatas and Summers 2015). For all its rear-guard action, the ECB misread the Crisis and will be associated with the legacy of a weak recovery and more entrenched deflationary tendencies. If, as is entirely possible, the Eurozone’s core inflation rate remains below 1% a year, the ECB’s credibility will be twice hurt. Not only would it have failed to provide stimulus when needed, but it would have allowed the EZ to slip into a low inflation trap, well below its stated target of 2% a year.

    References

    Aït-Sahalia, Y, J Andritzky, A Jobst, S Nowak, and N Tamirisa (2012), “Market Response to Policy Initiatives during the Global Financial Crisis,” Journal of International Economics 87(1): 162-177.

    Akerlof, G and R Shiller (2009), Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Blinder, A (2012), “Central Bank Independence and Credibility During and After a Crisis,” Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies Working Paper No. 229, September.

    Blinder, A (2013), After the Music Stopped: the Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, New York: Penguin Press.

    Bordo, M and F Kydland (1995), “The Gold Standard as a Rule: an Essay in Exploration,” 32: 423-64.

    D’Amico, S and T King (2015), “What Does Anticipated Monetary Policy Do?” Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Working Paper 2015-10, November.

    De Grauwe, P (2010), “Fighting the wrong enemy,” VoxEU.org, 19 May.

    Draghi, M (2013), “Introductory statement with Q&A,” European Central Bank, November 7.

    Fatas, A and L Summers (2015), “The Permanent Effects of Fiscal Consolidations,” CEPR No. 10902, October 2015.

    Federal Reserve System (2010), “Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee,” June 22-23.

    Hetzel, R (2012), The Great Recession: Market Failure or Policy Failure, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Hetzel, R (2014), “Contractionary Monetary Policy Caused the Great Recession in the Eurozone: A New Keynesian Perspective” The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Paper Series, August 22.

    Kang, D W, N Ligthart, and A Mody (2015), “The European Central Bank: Building a Shelter in a Storm,” Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies Working Paper No. 248, Princeton University, December.

    Mody, A (2015), “Living dangerously without a Fiscal Union,” Bruegel Working Paper 2015/03.  

    Nechio, F (2011), “Monetary Policy When One Size Does Not Fit All,” Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter, June 13.

    Svensson, L (1999), “Monetary Policy Issues for the Eurosystem,” Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy 51: 79-136.

    Taylor, J (2010), “Globalization and Monetary Policy: Mission Impossible,” In International Dimensions of Monetary Policy, University of Chicago Press: 609-624.

    Trichet, J-C and L Papademos (2008), “Introductory statement with Q&A,” European Central Bank, February 7.

    Woodford, M (2012), “Methods of Policy Accommodation at the Interest-Rate Lower Bound,” September 16.

    Footnotes

    1 The US Federal Funds rate determines the rate at which banks lend to each other.

    2 The Eurozone’s main refinancing rate is the interest rate banks pay to borrow from the ECB. Normally, this rate also determines the euro overnight index average (EONIA), the rate at which banks lend to each other in the ‘unsecured’ market. But banks relied principally on the ECB for their funding through much of the Crisis; the limited lending in the banks’ unsecured market was a substitute to depositing money at the ECB (ECB 2010 and 2015b).

    3 See Woodford (2012) on the distinction between policy response to news and a change in the policy.

    Topics:  Global crisis

    Tags:  Great Recession, Fed, eurozone, Eurozone crisis, EZ reforms


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              El manifiesto escrito por el Flaco en 1973   
    El manifiesto escrito por el Flaco en 1973, un documento que definió su obra

    El texto fue entregado a cada asistente al lanzamiento del disco Artaud en el teatro Astral en 1973, un disco que es considerado por muchos como el mejor álbum de la historia del rock nacional.

    08.02.2012

    Aparecido con la firma de Pescado Rabioso, pero concebido íntegramente por Spinetta, fue una obra revolucionaria, contracultural. Vio la luz en 1973 acompañado del manifiesto titulado “Rock: música dura la suicidada por la sociedad”. Aquí, el texto:

    ROCK: MÚSICA DURA. LA SUICIDADA POR LA SOCIEDAD.

    Son tantos los matices que comprenden la actitud creativa de la música local – entendiendo que en esa actitud existe un compromiso con el momento cósmico humano– ,son tantos los pasos que sucesivamente deforman los proyectos, incluso los más elementales como ser mostrar una música, reunir mentes libres en un recital, producir en suma algún sonido entre la maraña complaciente y sobremuda que:

    EL QUE RECIBE DEBE COMPRENDER DEFINITIVAMENTE QUE LOS PROYECTOS EN MATERIA DE ROCK ARGENTINO NACEN DE UN INSTINTO.

    Por lo tanto: el Rock no le concierne a ciertas músicas que aparentemente INTUIDAS POR LAS NATURALEZAS DE QUIENES LAS EJECUTAN siguen guardando una actitud paternalista, tradicional en el sentido enfermo de la tradición, formulista, mitómana, y en la última floración de esta contaminación, sencillamente “facha”.

    Sólo en la muerte muere el instinto.
    Por lo tanto, si éste se mantiene invariable, adjunto a la condición humana a la que necesitamos modificar para reiluminarnos masivamente, quiere decir que tal instinto es la vida.

    El Rock no es solamente una forma determinada de ritmo o melodía.
    Es el impulso natural de dilucidar a través de una liberación total los conocimientos profundos a los cuales, dada la represión, el hombre cualquiera no tiene acceso.

    El Rock muere sólo para aquellos que intentaron siempre reemplazar ese instinto por expresiones de lo superficial, por lo tanto lo que proviene de ellos sigue manteniendo represiones, con lo cual sólo estimulan “EL CAMBIO” exterior y contrarrevolucionario.
    Y no hay cambio posible entre opciones que taponan la opción de la liberación interior.

    El Rock no ha muerto.

    En todo caso, cierta estereotipación en los gustos de los músicos debería liberarse y alcanzar otra luz. El instinto muere en la muerte, repito. El Rock es el instinto de vivir y en ese descaro y en ese compromiso. Si se habla de muerte se habla de muerte, si se habla de vivir, VIDA.


    Más vale que los rockeros, cualesquiera sean sus tendencias (entre las cuales dentro de lo que se entiende por instinto de Rock no hay mayores contradicciones) jamás se topen con los personajes hijos de puta demonios colaterales del gran estupefaciente de la represión que pretende conducirnos por el camino de la profesionalidad.

    Porque en esa profesionalidad se establece –y aquí entran a tallar todas las infinitas contusiones por las que se debe pasar hasta llegar a dar un juego que contradice a la liberación, que pudre el instinto, que modifica como un cáncer incontenible la piel original de la idea creada hasta hacerla, en algunos casos, pasar a través de un tamiz en el que la energía totalizadora de ese nuevo lenguaje abandona la sustancia integral que el músico dispuso por instinto en su momento de crear, y luego esa abortación está presente en los escenarios, en la afinación, hasta en la imagen exterior del mensaje cuando por fin se hace posible verlo.

    Tengo conciencia de que el público ve esta debilidad y no se libera: sufre.
    Luego esta ausencia de totalidad, esa parcialidad, es el negocio del Rock.
    El negocio del cual viven muchos a costa de los músicos, poetas, autores, y hombres creativos en general.

    O sea, esta difamación de proyectos sólo adquiere relieve en esa “ganancia” que representa haber ejecutado el negocio, y solamente en ese nivel hay una aparente eficacia.

    Es la parcialidad de pretender que algo que es de todos termina en definidas cuentas en manos de aquellos bastardos de siempre.

    Este mal, por último rebote, cae nuevamente en la nuca de los músicos, y los hace pelota.

    Luego de participar del juego, son muy pocos los que aun permanecen con fuerzas para impedir la trampa al repetir una y otra vez el juego mediante el cual expresarse, o simplemente arriesgar en el precipicio de la deformación un mensaje que por instintivo es puro y debería llegar al que lo recibe tal cual nació.


    Este juego pareciera ser el único posible (hay mentalidades que nos fuerzan a que sea así).

    Lo importante es que hay otros caminos.

    Luego de haber caído tantas veces antes de ejecutar esa caída final, parábola definitiva en la que se cierran los cerebros para no amar ni dar, hay muy pocos músicos que pueden seguir conservando ese instinto.
    DENUNCIO SIN EL LIMITE DE LA DENUNCIA
    A LO QUE NO RECIBE DENUNCIA
    A LO QUE LA DENUNCIA TRASPASA
    A ALGO PEOR QUE LA DENUNCIA.

    Denuncio a los representantes y productores en general, y los merodeadores de éstos sin excepción, por indefinición ideológica y especulación comercial.

    Ya que estos no se diferencian de los patrones de empresa que resultan explotadores de sus obreros.
    O sea, por ser los engranajes de un pensamiento de liberación a quienes no les interesa que toda la pieza se mueva, dado que al producirse el más mínimo movimiento, serían los primeros en auto reprimirse y dejarían por tanto de participar en la cosa.

    Denuncio a ciertas agrupaciones musicales que se alimentan con esas mentalidades no libres, a pesar de contar con el apoyo del público de mente libre.

    Denuncio a otros grupos musicales por repetitivos y parasitarios, por atentar contra la música amplia y desprejuiciada, estableciendo mitos con imágenes calcadas de otras músicas que son tan importantes como las que ellos no se atreven a crear ni sentir.

    Denuncio a los tildadores de lo extranjerizante, porque reprimen la información necesaria de músicas y actitudes creativas que se dan en otras partes del planeta, y porque consideran que los músicos argentinos no pueden identificarse con sentimientos hoy día universales.
    Además es de prever que si estos señores desconocen que la Argentina provee a su música nuevos contenidos nativos, ellos mismos están minimizando la riqueza de una creación local apenas florecida.

    Denuncio a otras mentalidades por elitistas y pronosticadoras del suceso de la muerte de algo que por instintivo no puede morir antes de la vida misma.
    Denuncio a las editoriales “fachas” por distribuir información falsa en sí misma, y por deformar la información verdadera para hacerla coincidir con las otras mentalidades a las que denuncio.

    Denuncio a los participantes de toda forma de represión por represores y a la represión en sí por atañer a la destrucción de la especie.
    Denuncio finalmente a mi yo enfermo por impedir que mi centro de energía esencial domine este lenguaje al punto que provoque una total transformación en mí y en quien se acerque a esto.

    El rock, música dura, cambia y se modifica, en un instinto de transformación.
              Violencia mediática, violencia de género: ¿quién le pone un freno a Tinelli?   
    La nota es de fines del año pasado, de todas maneras no de deja de tener vigencia puesto que Tinelli siempre ofreció el mismo nefasto producto, con el lamentable aplauso de irresponsables que incluso le hacen reverencias... En el 2011 irá por más y el freno o el aplauso a la mediocridad que daña y destruye depende de nosotrxs, nuestros valores y compromisos. Lenny Cáceres.

    “Show Match” , el programa televisivo que conduce Marcelo Tinelli en canal 13, está bajo la lupa de quienes pugnamos por una comunicación no sexista desde hace varios años. Sin duda, los contenidos reproducidos en el segmento predominante “Bailando por un sueño” son la versión exacerbada de la estereotipación del rol que nos asignan como mujeres en esta sociedad: de subordinación ante el varón y objeto sexual de deseo masculino. Y como objeto sexual, las mujeres son las que aportan el mayor valor a la mercancía que vende Tinelli.

    Pero el mensaje perverso emitido en “Show Match” no se termina en los minutos de aire que tiene dentro del canal. Los contenidos, sea cual sea su tenor, alimentan a una cantidad significativa de programas de TV que se emiten durante la tarde en aire o cable, de emisiones radiales y de productos digitales. No sólo Tinelli lucra con su “Bailando por un sueño”, muchos otros alimentan sus bolsillos reproduciendo los fragmentos que califican como “mas picantes”. Y un dato esencial que se agrega al desalentador panorama es que es la emisión de mayor raiting de nuestro país.

    En los últimos días volvieron a circular por Internet algunas iniciativas ciudadanas, entre ellas un mail que cuestiona el concurso que proponía que “jóvenes bonitas de hasta 40 años” se candidatearan para ser la pareja de Ricardo Fort a cambio de promesas de dinero, auto, tarjeta de crédito. En ese mail se afirma que Tinelli puede ser denunciado por “lenocinio”. (delito doloso -conocimiento que se está prostituyendo a una persona y voluntad de hacerlo- cuyo elemento subjetivo es el ánimo de lucro o de satisfacer deseos ajenos).

    La polémica siguió alimentándose y agravandose. El lunes 25 de octubre una coreografía bailada por Silvina Escudero de alto contenido erótico renovó las críticas. No vale mencionar de que se trataba la escena que ha sido reproducida a mansalva por diestra y siniestra, pero fue una suerte de gota que rebalsó el vaso. La violencia mediática ejercida en “Show Match” parece no tener freno.

    “El cuadro de baile protagonizado por Silvina Escudero y su partenaire, al parecer sobrepasó los límites razonables de lo que debe ser un espectáculo público y de semejante masividad”, señaló la Autoridad Federal de Servicios Audiovisuales (AFSCA) en un comunicado en el que indica que se encuentra evaluando posible sanciones. Pero al mismo tiempo le da una suerte de salvaguarda al asegurar que “funciona como atenuante” que la escena se haya dado en el marco del “horario de protección al menor”. Si aclara que para quienes lo hayan reproducido fuera de este horario cabría una sanción “estipulada dentro de lo que el artículo 107º inciso d) de la Ley de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual considera directamente como falta grave: “Las representaciones explícitas de actos sexuales que no sean con fines educativos. La desnudez y el lenguaje adulto fuera de contexto”.

    Frente a esto me pregunto ¿quién le pone un freno a Tinelli? ¿la sanción cabe solo para quienes reprodujeron la coreografía fuera del horario de protección? ¿con qué otras herramientas contamos? ¿existe multa económica que pueda equipararse con el lucro que hace Ideas del Sur con este programa?.

    Vale mencionar también que la nueva Ley de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual establece en el apartado ‘m’ del artículo Tercero como objetivo de los mensajes “promover la protección y salvaguarda de la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres, y el tratamiento plural, igualitario y no estereotipado, evitando toda discriminación por género u orientación sexual”. El comunicado de AFSCA obvía mencionar este apartado.

    No está de mas recordar que durante el gobierno de Néstor Kirchner nuestro país adhirió al Protocolo Facultativo de la Convención para Todas las Formas de Discriminación contra la Mujer (CEDAW por su sigla en inglés). Dicho protocolo insta en el apartado ‘a’ del artículo 5 a “modificar los patrones socioculturales de conducta de hombres y mujeres, con miras a alcanzar la eliminación de los prejuicios y las prácticas consuetudinarias y de cualquier otra índole que estén basados en la idea de la inferioridad o superioridad de cualquiera de los sexos o en funciones estereotipadas de hombres y mujeres”.

    Un herramienta contundente para erradicar los mensajes sexistas emitidos en el programa de Tinelli es la “Ley de protección integral para prevenir, sancionar y erradicar la violencia contra las mujeres”, disposición sancionada en 2006 y reglamentada recientemente. Esta ley define la “violencia mediática” como una modalidad en la que se manifiestan las diferentes formas de violencia contra la mujer y dice al respecto que es “aquella publicación o difusión de mensajes e imágenes estereotipados a través de cualquier medio masivo de comunicación, que de manera directa o indirecta promueva la explotación de mujeres o sus imágenes, injurie, difame, discrimine, deshonre, humille o atente contra la dignidad de las mujeres, como así también la utilización de mujeres, adolescentes y niñas en mensajes e imágenes pornográficas, legitimando la desigualdad de trato o construya patrones socioculturales reproductores de la desigualdad o generadores de violencia contra las mujeres”.

    No fue mi intención con esta reflexión abarrotarlas/los de elementos jurídicos, sino visualizar que sobran herramientas para sancionar y erradicar estas conductas. Quizá lo que falte sea decisión política para que tantas leyes no caigan en letra muerta.

    Belén Spinetta
    Colega, compañera integrante de la Red PAR
    http://www.redpar.com.ar
              Derechos de autor en un mundo digital   

    16.12.2010

    Los derechos de autor de los periodistas como creadores en el proceso de la información deben ser reconocidos moral y económicamente para mantener la calidad del periodismo. Esta fue la principal conclusión del encuentro "Derechos de autor en un mundo digital: por un acuerdo justo para los periodistas",celebrado en Grecia por la Federación Europea de Periodistas.

    Cincuenta profesionales representantes de otras tantas asociaciones europeas apoyaron la iniciativa de llevar a cabo una campaña en defensa de los derechos de autor de los periodistas, en contra de la opinión general de editores y propietarios de medios que los consideran patrimonio empresarial. La campaña se enmarca en la actual iniciativa de la Federación Internacional de Periodistas, que tiene por lema “Periodismo como bien público”.

    En representación de la Federación de Asociaciones de Periodistas de España , Luis Menéndez, defendió el contenido del artículo 32 de la Ley española de Propiedad Intelectual, que reconoce derechos de autor a los creadores de la noticia. La disyuntiva consiste en definir al creador de la noticia. La FAPE entiende que la ley se refiere aquí a los periodistas, mientras que los editores españoles se apoyan en el artículo 8 de la misma norma que define que los medios, en especial los periódicos, son “obras colectivas”.

    La FAPE sostiene, por el contrario, que los periódicos son “obras complejas”, por lo que defiende unamodificación de la ley en ese sentido. Esta Federación considera, asimismo, que los periodistas deben percibir una compensación económica cada vez que se utiliza su creación, incluso en los casos en que se destina a varios medios o soportes de un mismo grupo. El reconocimiento de los derechos de autor de los periodistas debe aplicarse a todos los medios, incluidas las noticias que se producen solo para los digitales.

    Los participantes en el encuentro mostraron su preocupación por los embates de la crisis económica sobre la profesión, con un aumento dramático del desempleo y el incremento de los profesionales freelances, para los que se propuso un contrato tipo mejorado al estar considerado uno de los colectivos más vapuleado por los recortes.

    La cita sobre derechos de autor de los periodistas sirvió para poner sobre la mesa modelos europeos como las agencias de copyright en el caso anglosajón, o sociedades de gestión colectiva, en el resto de países. Mención aparte merece la sociedad belga de derechos de autor de los periodistas que gestiona y distribuye los beneficios tanto por publicación o emisión original como, por copia.

    http://www.infoperiodistas.info
              La tele, un sistema cerrado de espejos y reflejos de sí misma   
    El programa de Tinelli, que fue lo más visto del año, es cada vez más un vulgar circo mediático basado en los escándalos reales y/o armados. El ciclo de Canal 7, por otra parte, marcó el paso del supuesto “periodismo objetivo” al periodismo con posición.

    Por Emanuel Respighi- Página 12



    Fueron las dos caras –antagónicas, por cierto– de una misma pantalla. Los dos polos de atracción que signaron la televisión argentina de 2010, en una temporada que se caracterizó por los contrastes de estas dos propuestas que acapararon horas enteras del aire, a través de “programas sucursales” que funcionaron como propagadores infatigables de sus contenidos. Los que se convirtieron en tema de debate obligado en el tiempo muerto del trabajo, en la sobremesa familiar o en cualquier otro ámbito en el que dos o más personas dispusieran de tiempo para charlar. Por un lado, un ShowMatch cada vez más convertido en un vulgar circo mediático al que sólo le quedan los escándalos –reales y/o armados– para mantenerse como el programa más visto de la TV argentina (tanto en audiencia como en horas que otros programas le dedican al ciclo de Marcelo Tinelli). En el otro extremo, 6, 7, 8 revolucionó el periodismo televisivo desmantelando discursos y posiciones mediático-políticas, convirtiéndose en la llave de un derrotero que pasó del supuesto “periodismo objetivo” al periodismo con posición. Claramente, fueron los dos programas que marcaron a fuego la TV de 2010, transformada ya definitivamente en un sistema cerrado de espejos y reflejos de ella misma.

    La temporada que culmina no será recordada como una de las más prósperas en términos de calidad e innovación para la pantalla chica. El interés artístico, la búsqueda de nuevos lenguajes y la pretensión de originalidad fueron cediendo lugar ante el avance de los programas de archivo y la idea cada vez más extendida entre los programadores y productores de que los escándalos y los chimentos del mundo del “espectáculo” son los dos ejes temáticos que los televidentes quieren ver. En ese contexto, la TV volvió a priorizar la fórmula fácil y se resignó a correr detrás de ShowMatch como nunca antes lo había hecho. Como consecuencia, la ficción se llevó la peor parte: hubo pocas propuestas del género, a las cuales no sólo el público no acompañó sino que, en muchos casos, tampoco lo hicieron los programadores, que decidieron levantarlas abruptamente (Caín & Abel, Secretos de amor) o modificaron el horario de sus emisiones (Alguien que me quiera).

    La tinellización de la TV
    Debe tratarse de un hecho iné-dito para la historia de la televisión mundial, porque no debe existir otra industria televisiva que base su programación alrededor de un único programa. La pantalla chica de 2010 vivió a la sombra de ShowMatch, convertido ya en un programa obsceno que antepone a cualquier atisbo de criterio artístico, ético y moral su irrefrenable saciedad de rating. Con la cobertura del “gran show”, la creación de Marcelo Tinelli ya ni siquiera trata de ocultar su única pretensión de generar disputas y conflictos entre los participantes de un supuesto concurso de baile, para exponer durante varias horas diarias toda clase de miserias humanas (basta saber que cuando Baila Argentina no funcionó en audiencia, el reality federal fue abandonado a su suerte). Todo con el aval de un maquiavélico Tinelli, que detrás de su cara de sorprendido y desconcertado por lo que ocurre en el programa esconde la mente de quien digita cada cosa que pasa y no pone límite alguno con tal de hipnotizar televidentes.

    Este año, el contenido de ShowMatch alimentó casi 24 horas diarias de TV entre sus derivados (Este es el show, Sábado show, Intrusos, Viviana Canosa, Infama, AM, Mañaneras, Demoliendo teles, RSM, etcétera), siendo tema de seguimiento obligado por ciclos periodísticos, de entretenimientos y de chimentos de los diferentes canales de aire privados. Los 30 puntos de rating diarios de ShowMatch hicieron que nadie pudiese –o no quisiese– evitar referirse al programa más visto de la TV desde hace dos décadas. Esa exposición continua de culos y tetas, chistes de mal gusto y discusiones vulgares entre los participantes hicieron que en este 2010 que se va Tinelli cumpliera el sueño de tener un canal propio. Sólo que no tuvo una única frecuencia sino que su “programación” se coló a toda hora en cualquiera de los cuatro canales de aire privados, donde hasta El Trece (Este es el show) y Telefe (Zapping diario) se resignaron e incluyeron en sus grillas diarias programas que se hacen eco de los conflictos televisivos, en una fina separación con los programas de chimentos.

    El bombardeo mediático de ShowMatch, entonces, digitó buena parte del consumo televisivo de 2010. Las discusiones de poca monta y mal gusto entre Ricardo Fort, Graciela Alfano, Aníbal Pachano y las hermanas Escudero fueron la comidilla de una industria que se rindió a los pies de un ciclo para el que el baile sirve de excusa para mostrar lo peor de la condición humana. ¡Si hasta hubo dos galas en las que de tanta discusión sin sentido pero cargadas de insultos los participantes no llegaron a bailar! Así, el estudio caliente de ShowMatch se erigió como una suerte de ágora pública para que su fauna disertara sobre el HIV o la violencia de género con la misma liviandad con la que discuten la calificación de un baile, sin considerar que todos ellos –lamentablemente– se convirtieron en modelos sociales a partir de su sobreexposición mediática.

    Basta cotejar la escasa audiencia que ficciones como Alguien que me quiera, Botineras, Contra las cuerdas y la recientemente levantada Caín & Abel cosecharon diariamente en el prime time durante este año para tomar conciencia de que la tinellización de la televisión consolidó un registro que determina las preferencias de la audiencia. En este momento de la TV, la disposición de los televidentes a seguir en el tiempo historias que requieren de cierta complejidad, y con un tratamiento alejado a la industria del efecto en continuado, parece no ser la de hace algunos años, cuando las ficciones competían entre sí para ser el programa más visto. El abrupto final por bajo rating de Caín & Abel, una telenovela de historia densa, con actuaciones brillantes, visual y musicalmente atractiva, es una señal de alerta sobre el estado de la televisión. Tinelli y una industria que funcionó bajo su sombra lo hicieron.

    En este panorama, es coherente que la ficción más vista del año haya sido Malparida. Luego de que Alguien que me quiera no funcionara como se esperaba y dejara el horario de las 21.30 para pasar a emitirse a las 19, el “Plan B” diseñado por Adrián Suar para reemplazar al éxito de Valientes tuvo la sensibilidad de captar las preferencias de un público adormecido y programar un culebrón hecho y derecho. Con una historia de entretenimiento básico, que no le genera al televidente reflexión ni identificación alguna, y con el protagónico de una Juana Viale que deshonra con su actuación a grandes intérpretes del género, Malparida promedió los 22 puntos diarios y satisfizo las necesidades de El Trece, que está a punto de ganar el año en el rating.

    Planillas aparte, lo mejor de la ficción estuvo dado por los unitarios. El Bicentenario del comienzo del proceso independentista del país sirvió como plataforma para que la pantalla chica recuperara uno de los géneros que había dejado en el olvido: el de la ficción histórica. A través del ciclo Lo que el Tiempo nos Dejó, la producción de Underground para Telefe contó momentos y hechos de la historia argentina del siglo XX en seis telefilms irreprochables desde los rubros técnicos (la ambientación de época, el vestuario y la fotografía estuvieron a la altura de las circunstancias), amén de algunos maniqueísmos en el guión, tal vez propios de la dificultad que representa plasmar historias complejas en 40 minutos. La otra propuesta interesante del año fue Para vestir santos, el unitario que Pol-ka realiza para El Trece (culmina el miércoles, a las 22.45), que no sólo volvió a poner en pantalla las credenciales de la productora en el género, sino que además se animó a jugar con el musical dentro de su estructura dramática, sin perder encanto.

    Aunque se haya estrenado en 2009, la finalización de Ciega a citas a finales de mayo requiere de un comentario especial. La comedia de Rosstoc con la que Canal 7 volvió a incluir en su programación la ficción nacional demostró que una historia bien contada y actuada, en la que cada engranaje se pone al servicio del producto, puede atraer a un público no habituado a sintonizar la emisora estatal. Nominada al Emmy Internacional, la telenovela surgida de un blog supo armonizar el mundo de Internet y el de la TV en su propuesta, con una coherencia en su armado que culminó con un especial acorde con su origen, en el que el público votó al mejor de los tres finales posibles para la historia protagonizada por Muriel Santa Ana y Rafael Ferro. Es justo señalar que, en contrapartida, la segunda temporada de Todos contra Juan no le dio tantas alegrías a la productora de Gastón Pauls, que a mediados de año cerró sus puertas por una supuesta estafa del socio Alejandro Suaya.

    Periodismo sin maquillaje
    Envuelto en la contienda político-mediática que asomó su potencialidad en el debate sobre la Resolución 125, y que terminó de hacer eclosión a partir de la decisión del Gobierno de enviar al Congreso la Ley de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual, actualmente en vigencia, el periodismo televisivo atravesó en 2010 una etapa en la que las máscaras de las que se valían muchos periodistas y medios se fueron cayendo en la misma proporción que lo hacía su credibilidad. Si hasta no hace mucho para que algo fuera verdad debía salir en la TV, en la actualidad los televidentes han aprendido que el periodismo objetivo, independiente, no existe como entidad pura, impermeable a pensamientos e intereses políticos, sociales, económicos y/o culturales. Este fue el año en el que, por convicciones propias o por intereses empresariales, al periodismo televisivo no le quedó otra que proceder a cara descubierta.

    El programa que metió el dedo en la llaga y revolucionó el medio fue 6, 7, 8, que aunque está al aire desde 2009 fue en este año cuando consolidó desde la pantalla estatal su lugar de “tema de conversación en la opinión pública”, multiplicando su mensaje a través del regreso de Duro de domar y de TVR, ciclos también producidos por PPT. Con una línea editorial abierta y orgullosamente oficialista, 6, 7, 8 puso negro sobre blanco sobre quién es quién en el periodismo actual, analizando el discurso mediático que se propaga ante cada tema de interés. El programa conducido por Luciano Galende asume hoy un protagonismo vital y activo dentro de la política, que incluso trasciende los límites televisivos (sus fieles seguidores han llegado a organizar manifestaciones públicas por diferentes causas). Valiéndose de material de archivo e invitados afines a su línea editorial, 6, 7, 8 abrió la posibilidad de que haya un debate periodístico-político en la TV argentina que no se da puertas adentro, sino intracanales o intraprogramas. Por eso es un programa que marcó un antes y un después dentro del género televisivo.

    Acorde con la TV del efecto continuo que se consolidó en estos últimos años, abundan en el medio programas como Calles salvajes, GPS o Policías en acción, ciclos “periodísticos” que –al igual que Tinelli– se nutren de las miserias de la vida cotidiana de los más necesitados sin espacio para el análisis, con la sola finalidad de mostrar imágenes de alto impacto. Que en este escenario, en el que desde los noticieros o algunos periodísticos se elige retratar lo peor, haya un espacio como 6, 7, 8 para reflexionar sobre diversas temáticas de interés social –más allá de la posición política a la que se adhiera– no es poco. El arribo a Canal 9 de Bajada de línea, con la credibilidad, coherencia y trayectoria de Víctor Hugo Morales sumó al periodismo televisivo a un interlocutor válido desde el punto de vista de la honestidad intelectual desde la que dice lo que piensa.

    En la era del periodismo subjetivo explícito, los programas de archivo que otrora buscaban furcios e inocuos errores hoy son el espacio elegido por las emisoras para reafimar su posición sobre algún tema o desacreditar al otro. Cada uno con su estilo, con mayor o menor grado de exposición de su línea editorial, TVR, Zapping y Demoliendo teles funcionan como brazos mediáticos armados de una idea política o de una idea empresarial. Si anteriormente el valor de un programa del género descansaba en el nivel de hallazgos televisivos que retransmitía, mostrando aquello que se escapaba a los ojos de los televidentes, ahora su sentido de ser pasa exclusivamente por ser difusores acríticos de programas de la casa, o de propagadores críticos de ciclos ajenos.

    Entre la TV basura a toda hora y el fin del supuesto periodismo objetivo, entre la persecución de rating como único parámetro válido para decidir la suerte de un ciclo y la autorreferencialidad como caja de resonancia siempre a mano, la TV de 2010 termina con la esperanza de que el próximo año la pantalla chica apueste a propuestas diversas y originales. Por un 2011 en el que vuelva a primar en la TV el criterio artístico... ¡Salud!
              Los bienes terrenales...   

    La obra:

    En el Prefacio, el autor explica el propósito del libro: «es una tentativa para explicar la historia con la teoría económica y la teoría económica con la historia» (p. 9). Es un intento de relacionar una y otra, mostrando la íntima unidad que se da entre las dos y la mutua dependencia que muestran en todo momento. El libro no es «una historia de la economía ni es una historia del pensamiento económico, sino una parte de ambas. Aspira a explicar, en términos del desarrollo de las instituciones económicas, por qué ciertas doctrinas surgieron en un momento determinado, cómo tuvieron su origen en la misma contextura de la vida social y cómo se desarrollaron, fueron modificadas y finalmente desechadas cuando el diseño de esta contextura fue cambiado» (ibid.).

    CAPÍTULO I.— Clérigos, guerreros y trabajadores
    Se hace aquí un análisis del sistema de posesión de la tierra en la época feudal, sustentando la tesis de que «la sociedad feudal consistía de estas tres clases, clérigos, guerreros y trabajadores, con estos últimos al servicio de las dos primeras, la eclesiástica y la militar. Así lo entendió por lo menos una persona que vivió en aquella época y que lo comentó en esta forma: ‘Para el caballero y el clérigo, ha de vivir quien hace el trabajo’» (pp. 13-14).
    Durante todo el capítulo se insiste en la injusta situación a que se ve sometido el siervo: menos maltratado, es verdad, que el esclavo de otros siglos, pero, de todos modos, desposeído de todo derecho personal.

    CAPÍTULO II.— Aparece el comerciante
    Se narra, de una manera somera y sencilla, el cambio operado en la vida feudal con el incremento del comercio. Si, en un principio, el feudo era autosuficiente, poco a poco —con el crecimiento de la población— va haciéndose necesario buscar productos que no se tienen en él. Nace así el intercambio de cosas por cosas: el dinero aún se emplea poco. Va surgiendo entonces la actividad comercial, en lo cual influye mucho un hecho importante: las Cruzadas, que con sus grandes movimientos de personas de toda índole, van creando el interés por los objetos de otras regiones.

    Nace así un género especial de personas, los comerciantes, que se encargan de poner las mercancías cerca de los lugares de consumo. Un núcleo importante en el Mediterráneo lo constituye Venecia, que fue —dice el autor del libro— una de las ciudades más beneficiadas por las Cruzadas. Al crecer el comercio se hace necesario efectuar las transacciones con mayor agilidad: el dinero adquiere un papel importante y nace entonces el cambista o «cambiador» de dinero.

    CAPÍTULO III.— Vamos a la ciudad
    Con el auge del comercio crece la población flotante, especialmente en puntos neurálgicos de confluencia de caminos y desembocaduras de ríos. Esta población se va agrupando alrededor de la catedral o de los sectores fortificados llamados burgos. Nace entonces el fauburg o «fuera del burgo», donde se instalaban los comerciantes y viajeros a la sombra del burgo. Poco a poco se organiza la vida del fauburg, se fortifica también y se constituye en algo organizado y con vida propia. Van naciendo las ciudades; la movilidad del dinero aumenta, el comercio y las relaciones se hacen más ágiles y la posesión de la tierra deja de tener el interés tan grande que tuvo antes.

    Pronto los comerciantes quieren tener leyes propias y se van organizando más y más. Se puede hablar entonces de una sucesiva independencia, de una libertad conquistada paulatinamente de la rigidez esclavizante de los feudos...

    CAPÍTULO IV — Nuevas ideas por viejas ideas
    CAPÍTULO V.— El campesino se libera
    CAPÍTULO VI.— Y ningún extraño trabajará...
    CAPÍTULO VII.— Ahí viene el rey
    CAPÍTULO VIII.— El hombre rico
    CAPÍTULO IX.— Pobre, mendigo, ladrón
    CAPÍTULO X.— Se necesita ayuda hasta de niños de dos años
    CAPÍTULO XI.— Oro, grandeza y gloria
    CAPÍTULO XII.— ¡Dejadnos hacer!
    CAPÍTULO XIII.— El viejo orden cambia...

    SEGUNDA PARTE
    ¿ DEL CAPITALISMO A...?
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              Installing a Gemstone Seaside Server on Ubuntu 10.10   

    I'll assume you've already installed Apache and now want to install Gemstone behind it as a Seaside server. Let's install a few things that we're going to need later, just to get the dependencies out of the way. Login to your server/workstation as an admin user, someone who can sudo.

    sudo aptitude install bc zip build-essential apache2-threaded-dev ia32-libs
    

    Now let's setup the user we're going to run Gemstone under.

    sudo adduser glass
    

    Add him to the admin group so he can sudo.

    sudo usermod -a -G admin glass
    

    Login as this user.

    su glass
    cd
    

    Download Gemstone and install it.

    wget http://seaside.gemstone.com/scripts/installGemstone.sh
    chmod +x installGemstone.sh 
    ./installGemstone.sh
    

    Download some init scripts so we can setup Gemstone as a service rather than manually starting it.

    wget http://onsmalltalk.com/downloads/gemstone_initd_scripts.tgz
    tar xf gemstone_initd_scripts.tgz
    

    Edit each of these scripts and change the line RUNASUSER=USER to RUNASUSER=glass and change the first line to #!/bin/bash instead of #/bin/sh as the Gemstone scripts need bash and Ubuntu changed the bin/sh link to point to dash instead of bash which won't work.

    Install the init scripts. There's a shorter way to write these, but it will fit better on the blog if I do each one separately.

    sudo mv gemstone_initd_scripts/gemstone /etc/init.d/
    sudo mv gemstone_initd_scripts/gs_fastcgi /etc/init.d/
    sudo mv gemstone_initd_scripts/netldi /etc/init.d/
    chmod a+x /etc/init.d/gemstone 
    chmod a+x /etc/init.d/gs_fastcgi
    chmod a+x /etc/init.d/netldi 
    sudo chown root:root /etc/init.d/gemstone
    sudo chown root:root /etc/init.d/gs_fastcgi
    sudo chown root:root /etc/init.d/netldi  
    sudo update-rc.d gemstone defaults
    sudo update-rc.d gs_fastcgi defaults
    sudo update-rc.d netldi defaults
    

    Start just the gemstone and netldi services.

    sudo /etc/init.d/gemstone start
    sudo /etc/init.d/netldi start
    

    Grab GemTools and fire it up. I'm installing on my local machine so I can just fire this up here; if you're installing on a remote server, refer to my previous post about setting up X11Forwarding and running GemTools on a remote host.

    wget http://seaside.gemstone.com/squeak/GemTools-1.0-beta.8-244x.app.zip
    unzip GemTools-1.0-beta.8-244x.app.zip
    GemTools-1.0-beta.8-244x.app/GemTools.sh
    

    Edit the connection to point at localhost and login to Gemstone and open Monticello; open the MetacelloRepository; load either ConfigurationOfSeaside28 or ConfigurationOfSeaside30. I'm still on 2.8 so that's what I'm loading. If you're going to load 3.0, you'll need to edit the gs_fastcgi script accordingly as it's built to startup 2.8. Just change the DAEMON line to runSeasideGems30 instead of runSeasideGems.

    Click the admin button on the gem launcher and check commit on almost out of memory option (just in case loading anything takes up too much temp space), then run ConfigurationOfSeaside28 load in the workspace. Once Seaside is loaded, we can continue and start up the Seaside gems.

    sudo /etc/init.d/gs_fastcgi start
    

    Next we need to setup Apache to be able to use FastCGI and enable a few modules we'll need and will need to first build the FastCGI module.

    wget http://www.fastcgi.com/dist/mod_fastcgi-current.tar.gz
    tar zxvf mod_fastcgi-current.tar.gz
    cd mod_fastcgi*
    cp Makefile.AP2 Makefile
    make top_dir=/usr/share/apache2
    sudo make install top_dir=/usr/share/apache2
    echo "LoadModule fastcgi_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_fastcgi.so" > fastcgi.load
    sudo mv fastcgi.load /etc/apache2/mods-available/
    sudo a2enmod fastcgi expires proxy proxy_http proxy_balancer deflate rewrite
    

    And fix the host file so FastCGI doesn't wig out over the ip6 address you're not even using.

    sudo nano /etc/hosts
    

    Comment out ipv6 line like so.

    #::1     localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    

    Now create a configuration for the site.

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/gemstone
    

    Using the below config and modifying where necessary.

    
    ServerAdmin your@someplace.com
    
    Listen 8081
    Listen 8082
    Listen 8083
    
    FastCgiExternalServer /var/www1 -host localhost:9001 -pass-header Authorization
    FastCgiExternalServer /var/www2 -host localhost:9002 -pass-header Authorization
    FastCgiExternalServer /var/www3 -host localhost:9003 -pass-header Authorization
    
    <VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerName yourComputerName
        RewriteEngine On
        DocumentRoot /var/www/
    
        #http expiration
        ExpiresActive on
        ExpiresByType text/css A864000
        ExpiresByType text/javascript A864000
        ExpiresByType application/x-javascript A864000
        ExpiresByType image/gif A864000
        ExpiresByType image/jpeg A864000
        ExpiresByType image/png A864000
        FileETag none
    
        # http compression
        DeflateCompressionLevel 9
        SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
        AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml application/xml$
        BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
        BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip
        BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
    
        # Let apache serve any static files NOW
        RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f
        RewriteRule (.*) %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}$1 [L]
    
        <Proxy *>
           AddDefaultCharset off
           Order allow,deny
           Allow from all
        </Proxy>
    
        ProxyPreserveHost On
    
        #main app
        ProxyPass / balancer://gemfarm/
        ProxyPassReverse / balancer://gemfarm/
    
        <Proxy balancer://gemfarm>
            Order allow,deny
            Allow from all
            BalancerMember http://localhost:8081
            BalancerMember http://localhost:8082
            BalancerMember http://localhost:8083
        </Proxy>
    </VirtualHost>
    
    <VirtualHost *:8081>
            DocumentRoot /var/www1
    </VirtualHost>
    
    <VirtualHost *:8082>
            DocumentRoot /var/www2
    </VirtualHost>
    
    <VirtualHost *:8083>
            DocumentRoot /var/www3
    </VirtualHost>
    
    

    Make a few symbolic links for those www directories, FastCGI seems to want these to all be different and Apache will complain if they don't actually exist.

    sudo ln -s /var/www /var/www1
    sudo ln -s /var/www /var/www2
    sudo ln -s /var/www /var/www3
    

    And enable the new site and restart Apache.

    sudo a2ensite gemstone
    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
    

    Hopefully you've gotten no errors at this point and you can navigate to http://yourMachineName/seaside/config and see that everything is working. Gemstone is now installed as a service, as is netldi and the Seaside FastCGI gems, and they'll start up automatically when the machine starts.

    I'm not thrilled with running the Seaside gems this way because if they die nothing will restart them. I'll be following up later with a post on running the Seaside gems and maintenance gem under Monit which will ensure they're restarted should a gem crash for any reason. Gemstone itself and netldi I'm not worried about and this approach should work fine.

    Since I did this on my workstation which already had apache installed as well as other things I run, I may have missed a dependency or two that I already had installed and didn't notice. If the above procedure doesn't work for you for any reason, please let me know what I overlooked.


              Generating a Site Map for OnSmalltalk   

    OK, so any website that wants to be indexed well by Google (and those other guys) should be generating an XML sitemap for the search engines to index. A sitemap is nothing fancy, though it can get more complex if you choose to take advantage of more of its features; I prefer a simple version with everything marked as updated weekly.

    I also prefer to invoke the generation of the sitemap manually and to generate it as a static file that Apache can serve up rather than having Seaside build one dynamically (though I'll probably change my mind later). My blog has an admin panel with a menu option to generate site map which invokes...

    generateSiteMap
        | siteMap |
        siteMap := SBSiteMapGenerator blogRoot: 'http://onsmalltalk.com/'.
        siteMap generateFromItems: {  (SBPost new)  } , 
            (SBPost findAll: [ :e | e isPublished ]) , SBTag findAll.
        (siteMap pingGoogleWithMap: 'http://onsmalltalk.com/sitemap.xml') 
            ifTrue: [ self message: 'Map generated and Google notified successfully.' ]
            ifFalse: [ self message: 'Map generated but Google notification failed.' ]
    

    The first item in the list, the empty new post, creates and item without a slug which represents the root of the site. I don't bother pinging the other search engines, the vast majority of my traffic comes from Google, the rest will find me eventually. So let's run through the generation of this sitemap, it's only a few methods. The class declaration...

    Object subclass: #SBSiteMapGenerator
        instanceVariableNames: 'document root blogRoot'
        classVariableNames: ''
        poolDictionaries: ''
        category: 'OnSmalltalkBlog-Config'
    

    A couple of accessors for the blog root...

    blogRoot
        ^ blogRoot
    
    blogRoot: aRoot
        blogRoot := aRoot
    

    And a constructor that uses it...

    blogRoot: aRootUrl 
        ^ self new
            blogRoot: aRootUrl;
            yourself
    

    Since I'm going to write the sitemap to disk, I'll need to know where to put it, and I'll want it configurable...

    siteMapPath
        ^ (FileDirectory
            on: (SSConfig at: #blogWebRoot default: FileDirectory default fullName))
            fullNameFor: 'sitemap.xml'
    

    Now a method to generate the document, add the items to it, and write the file to disk...

    generateFromItems: someItems
        document := XMLDocument new
            version: '1.0';
            encoding: 'UTF-8';
            yourself.
        root := (XMLElement named: 'urlset').
        root attributeAt: 'xmlns' put: 'http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9'.
        root attributeAt: 'xmlns:xsi' put: 'http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance'.
        root attributeAt: 'xsi:schemaLocation' put: 'http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 
         http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd'.
        document addElement: root.
        someItems do: [ :e | self addItem: e ].
        FileStream forceNewfileNamed: self siteMapPath
            do: [ :f | f nextPutAll: document asString ]
    

    For each item, I'll want to generate an entry. The item is expected to respond to two methods, #createdOn, and #slug. All of my posts and tags respond to these so I can just toss then into a single list of items...

    addItem: anItem
        | url location lastModification isoString changeFreq |
        url := root addElement: (XMLElement named: 'url').
        location := url addElement: (XMLElement named: 'loc').
        location addContent: (XMLStringNode string: self blogRoot , anItem slug).
        changeFreq := url addElement: (XMLElement named: 'changefreq').
        changeFreq addContent: (XMLStringNode string: 'weekly').
        lastModification := url addElement: (XMLElement named: 'lastmod').
        isoString := String streamContents: 
            [ :stream | anItem updatedOn printOn: stream withLeadingSpace: false ].
        lastModification addContent: (XMLStringNode string: isoString).
    

    With the file generated, we're ready to let Google know we've updated it...

    pingGoogleWithMap: aMap 
        ^ (WAUrl new
            hostname: 'www.google.com';
            addToPath: 'webmasters/tools/ping';
            addParameter: 'sitemap' value: aMap;
            yourself) asString asUrl retrieveContents content 
            includesSubString: 'Sitemap Notification Received'
    

    And that's it, Google knows the site's been changed and all of its valid URLs, and most of the time, is crawling the site within minutes, if not instantly.

    I've got to say, I'm not missing Wordpress at all; it's a lot more fun just building your own blog.


              Clean URLs in Seaside   

    Seaside is known as a heretic framework when it comes to URLs, by default, they aren't very pretty. This is both a blessing and a curse. It speeds up development tremendously but confuses the crap out of your users who don't understand why they can't copy URLs and instant message or email them to you.

    These URLs come from callbacks, but you don't want to get rid of all callbacks since they're a major part of what makes programming in Seaside so enjoyable by removing the need to manually marshal state in URLs. Once you get to the point where your app is working well enough that you are concerned about the URLs, you can identify those parts of your application that are mostly just navigation from one component to the next and start replacing callbacks with clean URLs encoding the necessary state in the URL like every other framework does. This works well for those more web page parts of your site where you don't really need complex callbacks anyway.

    Doing clean URLs in Seaside isn't very difficult, but unlike using callbacks, how you pass state with them is rather application specific. Seaside doesn't have simplistic controllers that receive requests and dispatch to views, but an actual control tree that maintains state between requests in the session. Since the control tree is application specific and varies depending on the developer's personal style, the URL routing, which has to build or change parts of the control tree, is also necessarily application specific.

    Basically there are two things you have to do, get rid of the _s and get rid of the _k. I picked up these ideas from the squeak-dev list when Adrian from cmsbox explained what they were doing. He didn't post any code, just a quick description of the method, but it was more than enough to get me going.

    Getting rid of the _s is trivial, it's a configuration option on the application config page. Using that method however will cost you an initial redirect where Seaside sets a cookie and then redirects so it can detect the cookie on the following request. This leaves you without the _s but immediately leaves you sitting on a page with a _k and c in the URL when you haven't even done anything but hit the site root; it's ugly.

    If you want clean URLs, at least for something as simple as page to page navigation where nothing fancy is going on you probably don't want this initial redirect, bots don't like it either. The fix is to not enable cookie sessions via the config, but to do it manually by tagging the response with the cookie on the way out if it isn't already there.

    On your WASession subclass just override #returnResponse: with something like this:

    returnResponse: aResponse 
        (self currentRequest cookieAt: self application handlerCookieName) 
            ifNil: [ aResponse addCookie: self sessionCookie ].
        ^ super returnResponse: aResponse
    

    This adds the same cookie the config screen would without the redirect and thus without the initial ugly URL when a new session is instantiated.

    We also have to remove the _s from generated callback URLs. Add another override to extend the behavior of #actionUrlForKey: to strip the _s when a session cookie is found:

    actionUrlForKey: aString 
        | url |
        url := super actionUrlForKey: aString.
        (self currentRequest cookieAt: self application handlerCookieName) 
                ifNotNil: [ url parameters removeKey: self application handlerField ].
        ^ url
    

    This takes care of the _s, you'll never see it again.

    The _k is a little more interesting, so I'll use this blog as my example.

    I tend to use a root component which acts as an outer frame and has an instance variable for the current body, header, and footer components. Sometimes some of this stuff in the root component might be expensive to get, so I don't want to have to do it more than once per session, or I just want it to persist between requests.

    Normally when a request comes in without a _k, the current session will be invoked to create a new render loop main, which will be invoked to create a new instance of your root component and render it.

    I want to avoid this--though this part isn't strictly necessary if you're OK with each request creating a new instance of your root--and keep the existing instance of the root component as well as parse the URL to decide what component should be loaded as the current body. This requires a custom #WARenderLoopMain subclass installed as the main class in the configuration.

    This all starts at, go figure, #start: on the session class. So we'll override the default implementation with this:

    start: aRequest 
        ^ self mainClass new
            blog: blog;
            start: aRequest
    

    Here we see blog, which is an instance of the root component that I want to reuse. I'm simply passing on the root component instance to the custom #WARenderLoopMain subclass.

    This means my session class needs to keep track of the root component, easy enough to do in the #initialize of the root component.

    initialize
        super initialize.
        self session blog: self.
        currentBody := SBPostsView new.
    

    Now the custom WARenderLoopMain subclass has the root component. A simple override of the #createRoot factory method allows me to return the same instance each time instead of creating a new one:

    createRoot
        ^ blog ifNil: [ self rootClass new ]
    

    At this point, I could override #start: and do all my URL parsing now, in the render loop, but I won't because I prefer to let each component parse the URL for itself taking its relevant state and loading itself up however it wishes. The default behavior of #start: already allows this by invoking #initialRequest: on each visible component.

    Now, this won't be an initial request, but a subsequent request on an already initialized component; however, about the only thing I ever use #initialRequest: for is parsing URLs, so I'm happy to just treat each request without a _k as an #initialRequest: to a component.

    #initialRequest: aRequest
        "parse aRequest url however you like"
    

    Of course parsing your URL is quite naturally application specific so I'll leave this as an exercise to the reader.

    At this point I just grab the path from the URL and do a quick search for blog posts with a matching URL slug. If one is found I load up that page as the current page, if not I check for any tags that match the slug and load up the posts in that tag. If nothing is found I issue a 404 status and render the home page.

    The only thing left to do now is render the URLs cleanly instead of with callbacks in your render methods. Something like:

    html anchor
        url: (self baseUrl addToPath: eachPost slug) asString;
        with: eachPost name
    

    Note here that #baseUrl is not actually a method on a component but on the session. After some profiling I found #baseUrl to be a very expensive method to call and since it never really changes it pays off very well to cache it in my component base class:

    baseUrl
        ^ (baseUrl ifNil: [ baseUrl := self session baseUrl ]) copy
    

    Note that when I'm rendering the anchor I'm actually modifying the #baseUrl's path so the cached copy needs to return a copy of itself whenever it's used.

    Anchors with callbacks, when clicked in Seaside result in two http requests to the server, the initial one which looks up the callback and invokes it, and a quick 302 redirect to the final URL to render that page. By not using callbacks and rendering ordinary URLs I'm bypassing the callback phase completely and loading up my state in #initialRequest: which eliminates one of the http requests. Combined with the caching of the #baseUrl, this is what makes the page navigation feel so snappy.

    I'm sure some of this will likely change in 2.9 but at the moment I have no idea. In any case you get clean URLs with no parameters that are bookmarkable and won't confuse users trying to pass URLs around among themselves.


              SandstoneDb, Simple ActiveRecord Style Persistence in Squeak   

    On Persistence, Still Not Happy

    Persistence is hard and something you need to deal with in every app. I've written about what's available in Squeak, written about simpler image based solutions for really small systems where just dumping out to one file is sufficient; however, nothing I've used so far has satisfied me completely for various reasons, so before I get to the point of this post, let me do a quick review of my current thoughts on the matter.

    Relational Databases

    Tired of em, I don't care how much they have to offer me in the areas of declarative indexing and queries, transactions, triggers, stored procedures, views, or any of the handful of things they offer that I don't really want from them. The price they make me pay in programming just isn't worth it for small systems. I don't want my business logic in the database. I don't want to use a big mess of tables to model all my data as a handful of global variables, aka tables, that multiple applications share and modify freely. What I do want from them, transactional persistence of my object model, they absolutely suck at and all attempts to shoehorn an object model into a relational database ends up being an exercise in frustration, compromise, and cussing. I think using a database as an integration point between multiple applications is a terrible idea that just leads to a bunch of fragile applications and a data model you can't change for fear of breaking them. Enough said, on to more object oriented approaches!

    Active Record

    Ruby on Rails has brought the ActiveRecord pattern mainstream, which was as far as I know, first popularized in Martin Fowler's book Patterns Of Enterprise Application Architecture which largely dealt with all the various known methods of mapping objects to databases. Initially I wasn't a fan of the pattern and preferred the more complex domain model with a meta data mapping, but having written an object relational mapper at a previous gig, used several open source ones, as well as tried out several pure object databases, I've come to appreciate the simplicity and explicitness of its simple API.

    If you have to work with a relational database, this is a fairly good compromise for doing so. You can't bind a real object model to a relational database cleanly without massive effort, so don't try, just revel in the fact that you're editing rows rather than trying to hide it. It works reasonably well, and it's easy to get other team members to use it because it's simple.

    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -- Leonardo Da Vinci

    Other Approaches

    A total OO purist, or a young one still enamored with patternitis, wouldn't want objects to save themselves like an ActiveRecord does. You can see this in the design of most object oriented databases available, it's considered a sin to make you inherit from a class to obtain persistence. I used to be one of those guys too, but I've changed my mind in favor of pragmatism. The typical usage pattern is to create a connection to the OODB server which basically presents itself to you as a persistent dictionary of some sort where you put objects into it and then "commit" any unsaved changes. They will save any object and leave it up to you what your object should look like, intruding as little as possible on your domain, so they say.

    Behind the scenes there's some voodoo going on where this persistent dictionary tries to figure out what's actually been changed either by having installed some sort of write barrier that marks objects dirty automatically when they get changed, comparing your objects to a cached copy created when they were originally read, or sometimes even explicitly forcing the programmer to manually mark the object dirty. The point of all of this complexity of course, is to minimize writes to the disk to reduce IO and keep things snappy.

    Simplicity Matters

    What seems to be overlooked in this approach is the amount of accidental complexity that is imposed upon the programmer. If I have to open a connection to get a persistent dictionary to work with, I now have to store this configuration information, manage the creation of this connection, possibly pool it if it's an expensive resource, and decide where to hang this dictionary so I can have access to it from within my application. This is usually some sort of current session object I can always reach such as a WASession subclass in Seaside. Now, this all actually seems pretty normal, but should it be?

    I'm not saying this is wrong, but one has to be aware of the trade-offs made for any particular API or style. At some point you have to wonder if we're not suffering from some form of technical Stockholm syndrome where we forget that all this complexity is killing us and we forget just how painful it really is because we've grown accustomed to it.

    Sit down and try explaining one of your programs that use some of this stuff to another programmer unfamiliar with your setup. If you really pay attention, you'll notice just how much of the explaining you're doing has nothing to do with the actual problem you're trying to solve. Much of it is just accidental complexity for plumbing and scaffolding that crept in. If you spend more time explaining the persistence framework than your program and the actual problem it's solving, then maybe that's a problem you'll want to revisit sometime. Do I really want to write code somewhat like...

    user := User firstName: 'Ramon' lastName: 'Leon'.
    self session commit: [ self session users at: user id put: user ].
    

    with all the associated configuration setup and cognitive load of remembering what I called the accessor to get #users and how I'm hashing the user for this or that class while remembering the semantics of what exactly is committed, or whether I forgot to mark something dirty, or would I rather do something more strait forward and simple like this...

    user := User firstName: 'Ramon' lastName: 'Leon'.
    user save.
    

    And just assume the object knows how to persist itself and there's no magic going on? If I say save I just know it commits to disk, whether there were any changes or not. No setup, no configuration, no magic, just save the damn object already.

    Contrary to popular belief, disk IO is not the bottleneck, my time is the bottleneck. Computers are cheap, ram is cheap, disks are cheap, programmer's time is usually by far the largest expense on any project. Something simple that just works OK but solidly every time is far more useful to me than something complex that works really really well most of the time but still breaks in weird ways occasionally, forcing me to dig into someone else's complex code for change detection or topological insertion sorting and blow a week of programmer time working on god damn plumbing. I want to spend as much time as possible when programming working on my actual problem, not fighting with the persistence framework to get it to behave correctly or map my object correctly.

    A Real Solution

    Of course, GemStone is offering GLASS, a 4 gig persistent image that just magically solves all your problems. That will be the preferred option for persistence when you really need to scale in the Seaside world, and I for one will be using it when necessary; however, it does require a 64 bit server and introduces the small additional complexity of changing to an entirely different Smalltalk and learning its class library. Definitely an option if you outgrow Squeak. But will you? I'll get into GemStone more in another post when I can get more into it and give it the attention it deserves, but my main point now is that there's still a need for simple GemStone'ish like persistence for Squeak.

    Reality Check

    Let's be honest, most apps don't need to scale. Most apps in the real world are written to run small businesses, what DHH calls the fortune five million. The simple fact is, in all likelihood scaling is not and probably won't ever be your problem. We might like to think we're writing the next YouTube or Twitter, but odds are we're not. You can make a career just replacing spread sheets from hell with simple applications that make people lives easier without ever once hitting the limits of a single Squeak image (such was the inspiration for DabbleDb), so don't waste your time scaling.

    You don't have a scaling problem unless you have a scaling problem. Even if you do have an app that needs to scale, it'll probably need 2 or 3 back end supporting applications that don't and it's a waste of time making them scale if they don't need too. If scaling ever becomes a problem, be happy, it's a nice problem to have unless you're doing something stupid like giving away all of your services for free and hoping you'll figure out that little money thing later on.

    Conventions Rule

    Ruby on Rails has shown us that beyond making things easier with ActiveRecord, things often need to be made more structured and less configurable. Configuration is a hidden complexity that Java has shown can kill any chance for any real productivity, sometimes having more configuration than actual code. It's amazing how much simpler programs can get if you just have the guts to make a few tough choices, decide how you want to do things, and always do it that way. Ruby on Rails true contribution to the programming community was its convention over configuration philosophy, ActiveRecord itself was in use long before Rails.

    Convention over configuration is really just a nice way of the framework writer saying "This is how it's done and if you don't like it, tough." The problem then of course becomes finding a framework with conventions you agree with, but it's a big world, you're probably a programmer if you're reading this, so if you can't find something, write your own. The only problem with other people's frameworks, is that they're other people's frameworks. There's nothing quite like living in a world of your own creation.

    What I Wanted

    I wanted something like ActiveRecord from Rails but not mapped to a relational database, that I could use with Seaside and Squeak for small applications. I've accepted that if I need to scale, I'll use GemStone, this limits what I need from a persistence solution for Squeak.

    For Squeak, I need a simple, fast, configuration free, crash proof, easy to use object database that doesn't require heavy thinking to use, optimize, or explain to others that allows me to build and iterate prototypes and small applications quickly without having to keep a schema in sync or stop to figure out why something isn't working, or why it's too slow to be usable.

    I don't want any complex indexing schemes to be necessary, which means I want something like a prevalence system where all the objects are kept in memory all the time so everything is just automatically fast. I basically just want my classes in Squeak to be persistent and crash proof. I don't need a query language, I have the entire Smalltalk collections hierarchy at my disposal, and I sure as hell don't need SQL.

    I also don't want a bunch of configuration. If I want to find all the instances of a User in memory I can simply say...

    someUsers := User allInstances.
    

    Without having to first go and configure what memory #allInstances will refer to because obviously I want #allInstances in the current image. After all, isn't a persistent image what we're really after to begin with? Don't we just want our persistent objects to be available to us as if they were just always in memory and the image could never crash? Shouldn't our persistent API be nearly as simple?

    Since I'm basically after a persistent image, I don't need any configuration; the image is my configuration. It is my unit of deployment and I've already got one per app/customer anyway. I don't currently, nor do I plan on running multiple customers out of a single image so I can simply assume that when I persist an instance, it will be stored automatically in some subdirectory in the directory my image itself is in, overridable of course, but with a suitable default. If I want to host another instance of a particular database, I'll put another image in a different directory and fire it up.

    And now I'm finally getting to the point...

    SandstoneDb

    Since I couldn't find anything that worked exactly the way I wanted, though Prevayler was pretty close, I just wrote my own. It's a simple object database that uses SmartRefStreams to serialize clusters of objects to disk. Ordinary ReferenceStreams can mix up your instance variables when deserializing older versions of a class.

    The root of each cluster is an ActiveRecord / OODB hybrid. It makes ActiveRecord a bit more object oriented by treating it as an aggregate root and its class as a repository for its instances. I'm mixing and matching what I like from Domain Driven Design, Prevayler, and ActiveRecord into a single simple framework that suits me.

    SandstoneDb API

    To use SandstoneDb, just subclass SDActiveRecord and restart your image to ensure the proper directories are created, that's it, there is no further configuration. The database is kept in a subdirectory matching the name of the class in the same directory as the image. This is a Prevayler like system so all data is kept in memory written to disk on save; on system startup, all data is loaded from disk back into memory. This keeps the image itself small.

    Like Prevayler, there's a startup cost associated with loading all the instances into memory and rebuilding the object graph, however once loaded, accessing your objects is blazing fast and you don't need to worry about indexing or special query syntaxes like you would with an on disk database. This of course limits the size of the database to whatever you're willing to put up with in load time and whatever you can fit in ram.

    To give you a rough idea, loading up a 360 meg database containing about 73,000 hotel objects on my 3ghz Xeon Windows workstation takes about 57 minutes. That's an average of about 5k per object. Hefty and definitely pushing the upper limits of acceptable. Of course load time will vary depending upon your specific domain and the size of the objects. This blog is nearly two years old and only has a few hundred objects varying from 2k to 90k, some of my customers have been using their small apps for nearly a year and only accumulated 500 to 600 business objects averaging 0.5k each. Load time for apps this small is insignificant and using a relational database would be akin to using a sledge hammer to hang an index card with a thumb tack.

    API

    SandstoneDb has a very simple API for querying and iterating on the class side representing the repository for those instances:

    queries

    • #atId: (for fetching a record by its #id)
    • #atId:ifAbsent:
    • #do: (for iterating all records)
    • #find: (for finding first matching record)
    • #find:ifAbsent:
    • #find:ifPresent:
    • #findAll (for grabbing all records)
    • #findAll: (for finding all matching record)

    Being pretty much just variations of #select: and #detect:, little if any explanation is required for how to use these. The #find naming is to make it clear these queries could potentially be more expensive than just the standard #select: and #detect:.

    Though it's memory based now, I'm leaving open the option of future implementations that could be disk based allowing larger databases than will fit in memory; the same API should work regardless.

    There's an equally simple API for the instance side:

    Accessors that come in handy for all persistent objects.

    • #id (a UUID string in base 36)
    • #createdOn
    • #updatedOn
    • #version (useful in critical sections to validate you're working on the version you expect)
    • #indexString (all instance variable's asStrings as a single string for easy searching)

    Actions you can perform on a record.

    • #save (thread safe)
    • #save: (same as above but you can pass a block if you have other work you want done while the object is locked)
    • #critical: (grabs or creates a Monitor for thread safety)
    • #abortChanges (rollback to the last saved version)
    • #delete (thread safe)
    • #validate (for subclasses to override and throw exceptions to prevent saves)

    You can freely have records holding references to other records but a record must be saved before it can be referenced. If you attempted to save an object that references another record that answers true to #isNew, you'll get an exception. Saves are not cascaded, only the programmer can know the proper save order his object model requires. To do safe cascaded saves would require actual transactions. Saves are always explicit, if you didn't save it, it wasn't saved, there is no magic, and you should never be left scratching your wondering if your objects were saved or not.

    Events you can override to hook into a records life cycle.

    • #onBeforeFirstSave
    • #onAfterFirstSave
    • #onBeforeSave
    • #onAfterSave
    • #onBeforeDelete
    • #onAfterDelete

    Be careful with these, if an exception occurs you will prevent the life cycle from completing properly, but then again, that might be what you intend.

    A testing method you might find useful on occasion.

    • #isNew (answers true prior to the first successful save)

    Only subclass SDActiveRecord for aggregate roots where you need to be able to query for the object, for all other objects just use ordinary Smalltalk objects. You DO NOT need to make every one of your domain objects into ActiveRecords, this is not Ruby on Rails, choosing your model carefully gives you natural transaction boundaries since the save of a single ActiveRecord and all ordinary objects contained within is atomic and stored in a single file. There are no real transactions so you can not atomically save multiple ActiveRecords.

    A good example of an aggregate root object would an #Order class, while its #LineItem class just be an ordinary Smalltalk object. A #BlogPost is an aggregate root while a #BlogComment is an ordinary Smalltalk object. #Order and #BlogPost would be ActiveRecords. This allows you to query for #Order and #BlogPost but not for #LineItem and #BlogComment, which is as it should be, those items don't make much sense outside the context of their aggregate root and no other object in the system should be allowed to reference them directly, only aggregate roots can be referenced by other other objects.

    This of course means should you improperly reference say an #OrderItem from an object other than its parent #Order (which is the root of the file they're bother stored in), then you'll ultimately end up referencing a copy rather than the original because such a reference won't be able to maintain its identity after an image restart.

    In the real world, this is more than enough to write most applications. Transactions are a nice to have feature, they are not a must have feature and their value has been grossly oversold. Starbucks doesn't use a two phase commit, and it's good to remind yourself that the world chugs on anyway, mistakes are sometimes made and corrective actions are taken, but you don't need transactions to do useful work. MySql became the most popular open source database in existence long before they added transactions as a feature.

    Here are some examples of using an ActiveRecord...

    person := Person find: [ :e | e name = 'Joe' ].
    person save.
    person delete.
    user := User find: [ :e | e email = 'Joe@Schmoe.com' ] ifAbsent: [ User named: 'Joe' email: 'Joe@Schmoe.com' ].
    joe := Person atId: anId.
    managers := Employee findAll: [ :e | e subordinates notEmpty ].
    

    Concurrency is handled by calling either #save or #save: and it's entirely up to the programmer to put critical sections around the appropriate code. You are working on the same instances of these objects as other threads and you need to be aware of that to deal with concurrency correctly. You can wrap a #save: around any chunk of code to ensure you have a lock on that object like so...

    auction save:[ auction addBid: (Bid price: 30 dollars user: self session currentUser) ].
    

    While #critical: lets you decide when to call #save, in case you want other stuff inside the critical section of code to do something more complex than a simple implicit save. When you're working with multiple distributed systems, like a credit card processor, transactions don't really cut it anyway so you might do something like save the record, get the auth, and if successful, update the record again with the new auth...

    auction critical: [ 
        [ auction
            acceptBid: aBid;
        save;
        authorizeBuyerCC;
            save ] 
         on: Error do: [ :error | auction reopen; save ] ]
    

    That's about all there is to using it, there are some more things going on under the hood like crash recovery and startup but if you really want to know how that works, read the code. SandstoneDb is available on SqueakSource and is MIT licensed and makes a handy development and prototyping or small application database for Seaside. If you happen to use it and find any bugs or performance issues, please send me a test case and I'll see what I can do to correct it quickly.


              Atlético de San Luis cae de nueva cuenta   
    Con una dolorosa derrota sufrida a mitad de semana en León, Atlético de San Luis visitó el mediodía de hoy a Querétaro para enfrentar su tercer partido de pretemporada en el Centro Gallo de Alto Rendimiento. En un encuentro disputado en 2 partidos de 60 minutos cada uno, el equipo de Salvador Reyes JR, aceptó en su portería 5 goles y anotó tan solo 1, lo que genera conclusiones importantes para el cuerpo técnico. De nueva cuenta Atleti mostró modificaciones importantes respecto a la alineación titular que se había venido planteando en los últimos encuentros amistosos, mientras que Gallos saltó al […]
              The Best Drive-Thru Foods To Order For Weight Loss   

    When you're on a diet, the last place you'd want to end up is at a fast food drive-thru. But, a few modifications can make your once-fattening meal extremely healthy! Check out these healthy options you can get at your nearest drive-thru to shed those pounds!

     

    [Photos: Shutterstock]

    Instead of going for a burger, try getting a chicken sandwich! Chicken is a much leaner meat than beef, and contains less fat and calories than other red meats. Just remember to stick to grilled chicken, since fried or crispy chicken is soaked in fat and oil!Most fast foods chains actually have an array of salads to choose from! But, keep it simple and just get a garden salad, since the more loaded it is, the more calories it has. Also, keep it light on the dressing to avoid extra empty calories!Instead of getting a soda, try sticking to unsweetened iced tea. It has tons of quenching flavor, without all of the sugar and calories of a cup of soda!To an extent, fries can be okay to eat. Just stick to the small size, and don't dowse them in ketchup or other fat-and-sugar-filled sauces to keep the calorie content low!
              IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
    UNDER DESIGNATED SUPERVISION, DISMANTLES, REPAIRS, RELOCATES, MODIFIES, MAINTAINS, ALIGNS, AND INSTALLS SECTIONS OF CONVEYOR SYSTEMS AND OTHER RELATED $19.63 an hour
    From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:07:37 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
              Piso, 3 dormitorios, 2 wc, 150m2, Albacete.   
    500
    Vivienda sin amueblar, perfecto para adaptarla a su gusto. Muy amplia lo que le hará disfrutar de toda la comodidad del espacio doméstico en pleno centro de la ciudad, rodeado de todo tipo de facilidades, como comercios, restaurantes, zonas de...
    3 habitaciones 2 baños 150 m² 3 €/m² aparcamiento
    Sat, 01 Jul 2017 18:08:24 -0400
              Clínica de Nefrologia de Santana é inaugurada   
    De Santana, FERNANDO SANTOS No fim da tarde desta sexta-feira (30), o governo do Estado entregou à população do segundo mais populoso município do Amapá, Santana, a Nefrologia, denominada de Clínica da Vida “Lourival Duarte Brandão”. A unidade passa a atender mais de 80 pacientes renais crônicos que precisam de tratamento de hemodiálise. “Neste momento, […]
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              Technicien itinérant - Lockheed Martin Corporation - Quebec   
    Installe, utilise, entretient, répare et modifie l’équipement. Effectue diverses procédures d’entretien et de soutien technique concernant des produits tels
    From Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:08:56 GMT - View all Quebec jobs
              Get-OLCalendarItem   
    1. Function Get-OLCalendarItem { 
    2.  
    3.  
    4. <# 
    5. .SYNOPSIS 
    6.     A function to retreive Outlook Calender items between two dates.  
    7.     Returns PSobjects containing each item. 
    8. .DESCRIPTION 
    9.     The function opens one's outlook calender, then retrieves the items.  
    10.     The function takes 2 parameter: start, end - items are returned that  
    11.     start betweween these two dates. 
    12. .NOTES 
    13.     File Name  : Get-OLCalendarItem 
    14.     Author     : Thomas Lee - tfl@psp.co.uk 
    15.     Requires   : PowerShell Version 3.0 
    16. .LINK 
    17.     This script posted to: 
    18.         http://www.pshscripts.blogspot.com 
    19.      
    20. .EXAMPLE 
    21.     Left as an exercise for the reader      
    22.  
    23. #> 
    24.  
    25. [CmdletBinding()] 
    26. Param ( 
    27. $start = $(Get-Date) , 
    28. $end   = $((Get-date).AddMonths(1)) 
    29.  
    30. Write-Verbose "Returning objects between: $($start.tostring()) and $($end.tostring())" 
    31. # Load Outlook interop and Outlook iteslf 
    32. [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialname("Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook") | out-null 
    33. $Outlook = new-object -comobject outlook.application 
    34.  
    35. # Get OL default folders 
    36. $OlFolders = "Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.OlDefaultFolders" -as [type] 
    37. $Namespace = $Outlook.GetNameSpace("MAPI"
    38. $Calendar = $namespace.GetDefaultFolder($olFolders::olFolderCalendar) 
    39. Write-Verbose "There are $($calendar.items.count) items in the calender in total" 
    40.  
    41. # Now return psobjects for all items between 2 dates 
    42. ForEach ($citem in ($Calendar.Items | sort start)) { 
    43. #Write-Verbose "Processing [$($citem.Subject)]  Starting: [$($Citem.Start)]" 
    44.  
    45. If ($citem.start -ge $start -and $citem.start -LE $end) {  
    46.  
    47. $CalHT =[ordered]  @{ 
    48. Subject          =  $($Citem.Subject) 
    49. Location         =  $($Citem.Location); 
    50. Start            =  $(Get-Date $Citem.Start); 
    51. StartUTC         =  $(Get-Date $Citem.StartUTC);                                   
    52. End              =  $(Get-Date $Citem.End); 
    53. EndUTC           =  $(Get-Date $Citem.EndUTC); 
    54. Duration         =  $($Citem.Duration); 
    55. Importance       =  $($Citem.Importance); 
    56. IsRecurring      =  $($Citem.IsRecurring); 
    57. AllDayEvent      =  $($citem.AllDayEvent); 
    58. Sensitivity      =  $($Citem.Sensitivity); 
    59. ReminderSet      =  $($Citem.ReminderSet); 
    60. CreationTime     =  $($Citem.CreationTime); 
    61. LastModificationTime = $($Citem.LastModificationTime); 
    62. Body             =  $($Citem.Body); 
    63.  
    64.  
    65. # Write the item out as a custom item 
    66. $o=New-Object PSobject -Property $CalHT 
    67. Write-Output $o 
    68.  
    69. } #End of foreach 
    70.  
    71. }  # End of function 
    72.  
    73. Set-Alias GCALI Get-OLCalendarItem  
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              Modified VSS-LMS-based adaptive control for improving the performance of a single-stage PV-integrated grid system   
    This study presents a modified variable step size (VSS) least mean square (LMS)-based control for improving the performance of a single-stage photovoltaic (PV) integrated grid system. Here, a three-phase, three-wire, single-stage grid system consists of three-phase voltage source converter, PV module, filters and loads. Main motive of the considered system with the adaptive control algorithm is to achieve desired voltage at the point of common coupling, load balancing, unity power factor and harmonics elimination while transferring power to grid as well as loads. The system with modified VSS-LMS-based control algorithm is simulated using MATLAB/Simulink environment and an experimental prototype is developed in the laboratory to verify the efficacy and performance of proposed algorithm.
              Performance improvement of metal–oxide arrester for VFTs   
    Gas insulated substation generates very fast transient overvoltages (VFTOs) in power systems because of disconnector switching operations. The present design of metal–oxide arrester may not be effective against these VFTs and so the arrester fails to operate under VFTO. At this point, it becomes essential to improve the electrical behaviour of arrester. Some of the possible measures for improving the electrical behaviour of arrester blocks are the procurement of higher-voltage gradient, reduction of arrester capacitive effect and reduction in the time lag between residual voltage and current surge. With this background, the microstructural and electrical parameters of arrester block are modified by doping scandium trioxide with basic composition and the samples are prepared using different sintering processes. Subsequently, the voltage gradient, capacitance and the time lag are found for the prepared samples. The performance of new arrester blocks are investigated against VFTO and the results are compared with conventional arrester blocks. From that, it is perceived that the new arrester samples have improved parameters and might be used for protection of power system against VFTO.
              Advanced signal processing techniques for multiclass disturbance detection and classification in microgrids   
    This study proposes the application of fuzzy assessment tree (FAT)-based short-time modified Hilbert transform (STMHT) as a new multiclass detection and classification technique, for a distributed generation (DG)-based microgrid. The time varying non-stationary power signal samples extracted near the target DG are initially de-noised by passing through the morphological median filter and then processed through the proposed STMHT technique for disturbance detection. Further based on the overlapping in the target attribute values, an FAT has been incorporated, which significantly classifies the different multiclass disturbances on a standard IEC microgrid model simulated in MATLAB/Simulink environment with highest precision in accuracy.
              Scaffolder - For Offshore   
    A Scaffold Builder must have the knowledge to build modify and remove scaffolding as required for safe operations of the plant A Scaffold Builder must be a competent person or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary or hazardous to employees and who has
              New At Landscaping? Try These Tips!   
    What is landscaping? Simply put, it is the use of different techniques to modify an area, whether it be adding new plants, or even a fountain. There are many landscaping jobs that anyone can do that will improve the style of any home. Included below are some useful tips that will …
              Reale: é hora de voltar às ruas.   
    Reale: é hora de voltar às ruas.:



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    O jurista Miguel Reale Jr. conclama os cidadãos a voltarem às ruas contra o conchavo que tenta impedir o funcionamento da Justiça. Mas onde diabos estão os tais "movimentos sociais", que ele também invoca?:


    Fala-se que inquéritos e processos relativos à corrupção de agentes políticos – senadores, deputados, governadores, presidente e ex-presidentes – constituem fator de fragilização da política, com promotores e juízes assumindo o papel de “tenentes de toga”, a ditar com tom moralizador o destino da Nação, em prejuízo das genuínas instituições políticas. Creio haver um equívoco grave de perspectiva.

    Tristemente, revelou-se o lado B, obscuro, dos ex-presidentes Lula e Dilma e do atual e de expressivas lideranças políticas de diversos partidos. O crime dessas figuras foi, em parte, trazido inicialmente à tona graças às delações dos empresários corruptores, beneficiários da desonestidade dos dirigentes para obterem vantagens em prejuízo das finanças públicas.

    A Polícia Federal, o Ministério Público e o Judiciário não tiveram a iniciativa de submeter a classe política à persecução penal, com investigações, conduções coercitivas, busca e apreensão e ações penais. Apenas agiram a partir da notícia de crime que lhes foi dada. Não são tais investigados perseguidos políticos, mas políticos corruptos, que com sua reiterada conduta se colocaram debaixo da incidência da lei penal.

    O que se pretendia fosse feito pelo Ministério Público e pela magistratura? Diante da avalanche de líderes da sociedade política envolvidos em crimes graves, cumpriria aos juízes e promotores prevaricar para manter hígida a “harmonia” entre Poderes? Caberia ao Ministério Público e à Polícia Federal preocupar-se em não perquirir sobre fatos delituosos, como corrupção passiva e lavagem de dinheiro, para não perturbar a frágil ordem democrática e a economia? É isso que certos arautos do comodismo democrático desejam?

    Deveria ser esquecida e rejeitada a delação da Odebrecht por tocar em figuras ilustres da República? E que dizer da delação da JBS? Pensam alguns ser necessário preservar as instituições da República, razão por que não convém cutucar tanto mais os políticos, sem os quais não há democracia. Assim, haveríamos de ser condescendentes e, tocados por cínico realismo, deixar de ser ferro e fogo, para admitir um tempero, uma pitada de malfeito como necessária ao sistema democrático? Seria obrigatória da democracia a combinação entre corrupção e classe política?

    Sejamos claros: a persecução penal de comportamentos criminosos de agentes políticos relevantes não compromete a democracia. Ao contrário. Eles, os políticos, é que comprometiam a democracia com o cancro da corrupção, traindo seus deveres elementares.

    E não apurar a corrupção sabida é corroer ainda mais a democracia, pois significa anuir com os atos delituosos, incentivar a sua prática, passar à população o exemplo da sua permissão, apenas por se tratar de pessoas do andar de cima, da classe dirigente. Não extrair o tumor por ser a cirurgia arriscada é condenar a democracia a morrer, lá na frente, de septicemia. A gangrena tomará conta do corpo social. Paralisar a apuração dos crimes dos líderes políticos só provocará descrença profunda na democracia. Separar o joio do trigo fará bem à democracia, pois há muitas pessoas corretas na atividade política.

    Não se trata de mero discurso moralista. Os órgãos internacionais bem destacam ser a luta contra a corrupção essencial para preservar a democracia, fato hoje em dia presente em diversos países da Europa, onde o rigor penal em face da corrupção é ainda maior que no Brasil.

    A corrupção distorce a vontade popular, desvia de programas sociais fundamentais verbas para encher os bolsos de corruptos e corruptores. É um jogo sujo, feito às escondidas, com desprezo pelo esforço cotidiano dos trabalhadores que recolhem impostos. Trata como próprio o que é fruto do sacrifício de muitos. Nada mais antidemocrático. A democracia é corroída por dentro pela corrupção, pois, repito, há duas formas de ditadura, a do fuzil e a da propina, sendo que nesta o inimigo está oculto.

    As convenções internacionais da ONU e da União Europeia contra a corrupção relacionam essa persecução com o fim de defesa da democracia e buscam promover a mais larga cooperação entre os países, em especial por via do controle da lavagem de dinheiro.

    Temer vem de ser denunciado perante o STF por crime de corrupção passiva. A consistente denúncia será submetida à Comissão de Constituição e Justiça e depois ao plenário da Câmara dos Deputados, para que esta conceda a autorização para ser instaurado o processo. A Câmara aborda apenas uma condição de procedibilidade, ou seja, um pressuposto para ser iniciada a ação penal em decisão de cunho marcadamente político.

    Se for dada a autorização, a denúncia é examinada pelo STF. Se recebida, Temer é afastado por 180 dias, prazo em que deve haver o julgamento. Se, contudo, não for dada a autorização, Temer continua no cargo, mas o processo fica por ora paralisado. Findo o mandato, o processo terá continuidade.

    É o momento de a sociedade novamente se mobilizar, não apenas nas redes sociais ou pelos movimentos, mas com os movimentos sociais. É o instante da coalisão para o futuro, unindo forças da sociedade civil organizada, conjugando entidades de classe as mais diversas e organismos não governamentais os mais diferentes em torno de uma agenda mínima de proteção da democracia, contra o acordo espúrio feito por cima pelos parlamentares em troca desonesta de favores com o Executivo e para assegurar a manutenção das condições de revitalização da economia sem perder de vista o objetivo de redução da desigualdade social.

    É hora também de retornar às ruas para dizer não ao conchavo que quer impedir a Justiça de analisar o processo no qual o presidente é denunciado por corrupção passiva. A recusa da Câmara soará ao povo como obstrução da Justiça para garantir a continuidade de um governo tisnado por acusação grave. (Estadão).

              Comment on MPs walked out of meeting in protest after Naqvi refuses to condemn lynchings by Roshan Dalwai   
    Is there any humanity left in him? Even Mr. Modi has expressed his disappointment why Mr. Naqvi is trying to act so ignorant? It seems he has become so greedy for the chair that makes him so lean, he doesn't deserve the ministry at least Minority portfolio...
              Change Management Lead - DMC Mining Services - Saskatchewan   
    Utilize or modify available tools and services to implement a structured best fit change approach within the project. PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION....
    From DMC Mining Services - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:06:21 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
              Arriva Believing Day, l'evento di formazione outdoor di Believing   















    Venerdì 18 Aprile arriva “Believing day - training in action”,
    un evento straordinario di formazione outdoor all’interno del nuovissimo parco acrobatico “Adrenalin Zone” di Noicattaro (Bari).
    Coordinerà il tutto la bravissima Alessandra Strafile, docente, formatrice aziendale, esperta di motivazione, leadership e team-building e nostra collega al Believing.
    Una giornata da dedicare a sè stessi e una iniziativa da condividere con il proprio team, per migliorarne lo spirito di gruppo, ma anche per divertirsi.
    Ps: L'invito è aperto a tutti!
    ;-)

    i dettagli dell'evento
    il modulo di iscrizione
              Carta a mim mesma   
    Querida Sylvia,
    Você é adorável, mas quando quer ser chata, mesquinha, cri-cri e mal humorada, parabéns, consegue ser das mais bem-sucedidas criaturas que conheço. Reconheça também que há em você um hábito entranho de se diminuir. Não deu para ver, a esta altura da vida, o quanto já conquistou?
    Meu bem, você passou a infância morando em uma fazenda longínqua, depois foi morar em Jacarepaguá (subúrbio do Rio de Janeiro) e, veja só, transita hoje em dia por onde quiser, cria uma filha sozinha – uma criança adorável aliás,  superou medos que só mesmo você para saber da imensidão de um pânico, tem amigos verdadeiros e uma bela empresa de comunicação. Ou seja, já percebeu que pode fazer o que quiser, quando quiser.
    Eu sei, eu sei, você vive na cidade grande mas o interior não sai de você, ainda há muitos medos, a demanda é imensa e de todo lado e, o mais difícil, encontra-se novamente se perguntando qual será o seu lugar no mundo. Ora, tenha paciência, não pense. Já passou por isso uma vez quando era adolescente e se inventou. Vai conseguir de novo.
    Te conheço. Suas frases preferidas são:
    -       - Sal, por favor?
    -       Vou fumar um cigarrinho (e dá aquele sorriso meio que se desculpando por ser um alienígena);
    -       - Me apaixonei por Portugal;
    -       - Olha que lindo...  -, e aponta para algum arranjo de flor, ou tronco de árvore, ou para um quadro do Modigliani, um prédio lisboeta de azulejos ou para uma simples xícara de café.
    -       - Só gosto de praia se puder sair do quarto e por os pés na areia;
    -       - Saudades da minha avó Yedda;
    -       . Saudades da loira;
    -       Não aguento mais esta solidão (isto vc não diz por aí).
    Viu como te conheço? Tem ainda sua eterna briga com a balança! Jesus, mulher, se quer emagrecer, mude de profissão e pare de beber vinhos todos os dias. Se não, melhor aceitar que você come nos melhores restaurantes e tem a chance de beber bons vinhos, gins e afins, como poucos que conheço.
    Agora voltou com aquele papo de que está cansada; muito cansada. Que nunca vai encontrar alguém para dividir as contas, as tarefas cotidianas; que já desistiu de encontrar um parceiro/companheiro/amigo/homem ideal para compartilhar a vida. Pode parar, querida. Não tem ninguém porque não quer; porque mais parece uma leoa líder de bando, porque espera um super-homem entrar pela janela e que ele seja perfeito. Vê se fica mais quietinha, se mostre como é, como a pessoa frágil que é, fale menos verdades em qualquer roda e observe mais. Hora de ser pavão é hora de fechar negócio, e só. Me ouviu bem?
    Minha queridíssima, você merece o melhor dessa vida. Não tem bons amigos à toa. Você é generosa, carinhosa, dá boas gargalhadas e fala bobagens como ninguém. Relaxe e vai levando.
    Já aprendeu tanto, mas tanto. Já está livre de tantas amarras que te prendiam. Aproveita este Alentejo pelo qual tanto sonhou e programou; aproveita este espírito livre pelo qual tanto trabalhou na análise e tome mais um gole deste tinto. Mal não vai fazer e viva o seu momento. Ponto final.
    Te amo e sem mais,
    Eu.






              Israel visit: In reorienting India’s foreign policy, Narendra Modi is responding to history and realpolitik   
    Source: Israel visit: In reorienting India’s foreign policy, Narendra Modi is responding to history and realpolitik Narendra Modi is a man with a deep sense of history. Anyone who listened to his GST-eve midnight speech at the Parliament’s Central Hall during the special session on Friday would notice his effort to place himself at the […]
              An opinionated short guide on how to use Ansible   

    Only use files that end in ".yaml". Except for the ansible.cfg, which need to be in INI format.

    Playbooks


    There are playbooks which configure your servers. You can have one playbook which is basically empty and is just listing what other playbooks to call, in sequence. So let's call the main playbook "manage.yaml" and the other ones "stage1.yaml", "stage2.yaml" and so on which are just listed in "manage.yaml", one after the other.

    - hosts: cluster
    - include: ./stages/stage1.yaml nodes=cluster



    These playbooks all take their configuration variables from something called the inventory.

    Inventory

    The inventory can be specified on the command line with  the "-i" flag. Here is what an inventory file could look like for a testing setup:

    cluster:
      hosts:
        192.168.0.79:
          name: node1
          some_app_privKey: 3132333435363738393031323334353637383930313233343536373839303131
          some_app_pubKey: 02ee99c1a7f1defbf22c5c6c58f738755836a6797e45ce569ffb80428e7d07540e
        192.168.1.86:
          name: node2
          some_app_privKey: 3132333435363738393031323334353637383930313233343536373839303132
          some_app_pubKey: 03c7a5a5f02f132b6047ee6bfc8a0b01a2b9c3f28f914fae750faf0e35b5d03e7c
    
      vars: # common values for all nodes, can be put per node above too, if need be
        ansible_user: user        # user name
        ansible_ssh_private_key_file: "{{ inventory_dir }}/id_rsa"
        production: False

     

    The inventory is just a list of whatever data you need to deploy: Ip numbers, private keys for signing stuff, public keys, config variables and so on.

    Sub playbooks - stages


    Each playbook contains steps, which are done in sequence, once for each server listed in the inventory.

    For each step you can do a test if the step should run at all, then test if the step is already installed, and if not run the step. The step mutates the server in some way: Installs a package, configures a config file, or copies over some files, or starts/restarts a server process. That is about it.

    (stage1.yaml)

    - hosts: "{{ nodes }}"
    
      become: true
      pre_tasks:
      - name: Update repositories cache and ensure "libpq-dev" package is installed
        apt:
          name: libpq-dev
          update_cache: yes

    Problems


    At first, Ansible seems to be very smooth but there are some problems mainly with syntax where you have to do a bit of googling on how to do stuff.

    Here is a list of my ansible problems, to date:


              (Android) Speedometer GPS HD Pro 2std. Noxh gratis   
    Beschreibung vom playstore

    Speedometer GPS HD Pro ist ausgesprochen einfach zu bedienen:Sie müssen nur eine Sache zu tun - nämlich den GPS-Schalter des Geräts zur Aktivierung betätigen!

    Hauptmerkmale:
    - Speichern Sie Ihre Reiserouteninfos.
    - Umschalten zwischen Automobil-Kilometerzähler und Fahrradtacho.
    - Kann zwischen den beiden Modi für mph und km/h umschalten.
    - Kann grafisch den Stärkestatus des Satellitensignals anzeigen.
    - Kann die Geschwindigkeitskurve anzeigen.
    - Möglichkeit, die eigene Position auf einer Karte zu lokalisieren.
              Huawei P9 in Rot für 366€ Media Markt   
    Bei Media Markt gibt es Aktuell das Huawei P9 in Rot für 366€

    Link direkt zu Media Markt: Media Markt P9 Rot

    Nächst günstigster Preis: Vergleichspreis 429,99€



    EIN WEGWEISENDES DUAL-OBJEKTIV – EINE GELUNGENE VERBINDUNG

    HUAWEI und Leica haben gemeinsam diese beeindruckende Dual-Lens-Kamera entwickelt. Mehr Licht, mehr Schärfe und mehr Kontrast für erstaunliche Fotos und Videos

    EINE NEUE ÄRA DER SMARTPHONE FOTOGRAFIE

    Durch die Verbindung von herausragender Hard- und Software mit Leica-Dual-Objektiven gelingen mit dem HUAWEI P9 erstklassige Aufnahmen, ohne dabei auf ein schlankes, kompaktes Design zu verzichten.

    EINE WEGWEISENDE DUAL-KAMERA

    Das HUAWEI P9 macht brillante Farb- und wirkungsvolle Schwarz-Weiss-Aufnahmen mit dem emotionalen Flair von Leica-Fotos.
    Zwei Sensoren – ein RGB-Sensor und ein Monochromsensor – fangen einfach mehr Licht ein. Das HUAWEI P9 nutzt einen besonderen Algorithmus, der intelligent die Farbstärke des RGB-Sensors mit der Detailgenauigkeit des monochromen Sensors kombiniert. So entstehen unglaubliche Fotos.

    GESTOCHEN SCHARFE BILDER SCHNELL EINGEFANGEN

    Gestochen scharfe Bilder entstehen mit dem integrierten Dual-Core-Bildsignalprozessor, einem professionellen digitalen Bildverarbeitungsprozessor (DSP) und der DSP-Tiefenmessung mit erheblichen Verbesserungen bei der Fokussierung, Geschwindigkeit und Verarbeitung.

    BILDER WIE MIT EINER PROFI-KAMERA

    Erzielen Sie Bildeffekte wie ein Profi; dabei hilft Ihnen eine umfangreiche Palette einzigartiger Funktionen: eine riesige Auswahl an Film- und Farbmodi inklusive nativer Schwarz-Weiss Fotografie, Blenden-Effekten sowie dem Profi-Modus für manuelle Einstellungen und Fotos im RAW-Format.

    Technische Merkmale Betriebssystem:

    Android 6 + EMUI 4.1

    Prozessor:

    HiSilicon Kirin 955 Octa-Core Prozessor

    Prozessor-Taktfrequenz:

    4x 2.5 GHz, 4x 1.8 GHz

    Speicherkapazität:

    32 GB

    Arbeitsspeicher-Größe:

    3 GB

    Frequenzbereich (Band):

    GSM-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

    Sensoren:

    Fingerprintsensor, Beschleunigungssensor, Gyroskop, Kompass, Umgebungslichtsensor, Näherungssensor, Hall Effekt Sensor

    Maximale Speicherkartenkapazität:

    128 GB

    SIM-card size:

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

    Produkttyp:

    Smartphone

    Artikelnummer:

    2194122

    Display Displaydiagonale (cm):

    13.2 cm

    Displaydiagonale (Zoll):

    5.2 Zoll

    Displaydiagonale:

    13.2 cm / 5.2 Zoll

    Auflösung (HxB):

    1.080 x 1.920 Pixel

    Display:

    Full-HD

    Anzahl Displays:

    1

    Auflösung Breite:

    1.920 Pixel

    Auflösung Höhe:

    1.080 Pixel

    Farbdisplay:

    ja

    Touchscreen:

    ja

    Kamera Kameraauflösung:

    12.2 Megapixel

    Front-Kamera:

    ja

    Front-Kamera Auflösung:

    8 Megapixel

    Blende:

    f/2.2

    Digitaler Zoom:

    ja

    Autofokus:

    Ja, Laser-Autofokus

    Integrierter Blitz:

    ja

    Kamera Funktionen:

    Lichtmalerei (Rücklichtspuren, Licht-Graffiti, Seidiges Wasser, Sternspuren), Nachtaufnahme , Pro Kamera, Verschönern, Beauty-Video, Panorama, HDR, Wasserzeichen, Audionotiz, Ultra-Schnappschuss, Lächeln aufnehmen, Audiosteuerung, Timer, Zum Aufnehmen tippen, Monochrom, Dokument-Scanner, Virtuelle Blende, Filmmodus

    Bildsensor:

    LEICA SUMMARIT H 1:2.2/27 ASPH

    Bildstabilisator:

    ja

    Videoauflösung:

    1080p

    Digitalvideoformate:

    3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, und ASF

    Videoaufnahme:

    1080p, 60 fps, unterstützt 720P 120fps, Zeitlupenaufnahme

    HD-Videoaufnahme:

    ja

    Funktionen Fingerprintsensor:

    ja

    Bildformate:

    PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP, WEBP, und WBMP

    Dateneingabe:

    Touchscreen

    Video Wiedergabeformate:

    4Kvideo,H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, RV7-10, Xvid, VP8, WMV9

    Audio Wiedergabeformate:

    MP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI, und RA

    integriertes GPS-Modul:

    ja

    Navigationssoftware:

    Google Maps

    Notruf-Funktion:

    ja

    Organizer + Internet Messaging/Daten-Funktionen:

    SMS, MMS, Email

    Daten + Anschlüsse Near Field Communication:

    ja

    3G Unterstützung:

    ja

    EDGE:

    ja

    GSM:

    ja

    LTE:

    ja

    Band:

    B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B38/B39/B40

    Bluetooth Profile:

    BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)

    Bluetooth:

    ja

    Bluetooth-Version:

    4.2, BLE

    Anschlüsse:

    1x USB 2.0

    Kabellose Schnittstellen:

    Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi

    HDMI:

    ja

    WLAN:

    ja

    Datenabgleich (Synchronisation):

    WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type-C

    Gehäuse Bauform:

    Barren

    Gehäusematerial:

    Aluminium

    Farbe:

    Rot

    Breite:

    70.9 mm

    Höhe:

    145 mm

    Tiefe:

    6.95 mm

    Gewicht:

    144 g

    Energieversorgung Sprechzeit / Stand-by Zeit:

    bis zu 33 Std. (2G), bis zu 18 Std. (3G) / bis zu 526 Std.

    Batterie-/ Akkutyp:

    Li-Pol

    Sprechzeit:

    bis zu 33 Std. (2G), bis zu 18 Std. (3G)

    Stand-by Zeit:

    bis zu 526 Std.

    Akku-Kapazität:

    3000 mAh

    Allgemeine Merkmale Abmessungen (B/H/T) / Gewicht:

    70.9 mm x 145 mm x 6.95 mm / 144 g

    Besondere Merkmale:

    Leica Dual-Kamera, Knuckle, Fingerprint 2.0

    Lieferumfang:

    Smartphone (inkl. Akku), Ladegerät, USB-Kabel, Kopfhörer, Schnellstartanleitung

    Ursprungsland/Herkunftsort:

    China

    Hersteller Artikelnummer:

    51090VJR




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    Apartamento localizado na praia da Enseada, região do Parque Enseada.
    2 dormitórios com armários, sendo 1 suíte.
    Sala para 2 ambientes com sacada e banheiro social.
    Cozinha com armários e área de serviço.
    1 vaga e lazer: Piscina adulto e infantil, churrasqueira, salão de festas e jogos.
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    3 dormitórios com armários, sendo 2 suítes.
    Sala para 2 ambientes e banheiro social.
    Cozinha com armários e área de serviço com WC.
    1 vaga e lazer: Piscina adulto e infantil, churrasqueira.
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    2 dormitórios com armários, sendo 1 suíte.
    Sala e banheiro social.
    Cozinha e área de serviço com WC.
    1 vaga de garagem.
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    2 dormitórios, sendo 1 suíte.
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    Sala para 2 ambientes com sacada e banheiro social.
    Cozinha e área de serviço com WC.
    1 vaga de garagem.
    Fale com um de nossos corretores e agende uma visita a este imóvel no Guarujá.
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              Renovation of San Diego Area Affordable Housing Community Completed   

    WNC provided $4.4 million in LIHTC equity to aid in renovating Sonoma Court Apartments, including the installation of energy efficient modifications

    San Diego, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/18/2015 -- WNC, a national investor in real estate and community development initiatives, announced today the completion of an extensive renovation to Sonoma Court Apartments, which provides 61 units of affordable housing to Escondido families. WNC provided $4.4 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity to fund the project.

    Located at 508 E. Mission Ave., Sonoma Apartments is comprised of a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Resident amenities include onsite management, a community room, swimming pool, centralized laundry facility, picnic area, extensive green belts, playground and gated entry and parking. Each unit includes central heating and air conditioning, new carpeting, a balcony or patio, and an upgraded stove, refrigerator and dishwasher.

    "We are very pleased to have worked with Affirmed Housing and NEXUS for Affordable Housing Inc. to improve and maintain a vital component of Southern California's affordable housing supply," said WNC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Gaber. "Sonoma Court Apartments was originally constructed in 1978 and last renovated in 1999. This renovation modernizes and improves the community for current and future residents, while providing valuable energy efficiency upgrades and enhancements."

    The renovation of Sonoma Court Apartments included the installation of a solar photovoltaic generation system, new roof, insulation, energy star appliances and energy efficient windows. The property was re-developed by Affirmed Housing Group, with NEXUS for Affordable Housing Inc. serving as the managing general partner of the project.

    About WNC
    WNC, founded in 1971 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a national investor in real estate and community development initiatives. WNC has acquired more than $6.5 billion of assets totaling in excess of 1,225 properties in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since 2000, WNC has been awarded four New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations, totaling $178 million, and has facilitated development of 17 low-income community projects. WNC's investor base exceeds 19,500 institutional and retail clients, including Fortune 500 companies, multinational banks, and insurance companies.

    Additional information is available at http://www.wncinc.com

    http://www.wncinc.com

    For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-587161.htm

    Media Relations Contact

    Julie Leber
    Telephone: 949-427-5172, ext- 703
    Email: Click to Email Julie Leber
    Web: http://www.wncinc.com


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              En camino más controles sobre los cuentapropistas   
    En camino más controles sobre los cuentapropistas
    junio 30, 2017

    La prensa oficial no ofreció detalles sobre las futuras medidas ni la
    implementación de las modificaciones, pero mencionó como razones que las
    ocasionaron "desviaciones en el diseño de la política".
    El Consejo de Ministros de Cuba anunció entre sus miembros este jueves
    un conjunto de medidas enfocadas al control y la organización del
    trabajo por cuenta propia, informó este viernes la prensa oficial cubana.

    La nota no ofreció detalles sobre las futuras medidas ni la
    implementación de las modificaciones, pero mencionó como razones que las
    ocasionaron "desviaciones en el diseño de la política".

    Entre los ejemplos lista "la utilización de materias primas, materiales
    y equipos de procedencia ilícita; incumplimientos de las obligaciones
    tributarias y subdeclaración de ingresos; imprecisiones e insuficiencias
    en el control; y deficiencias en la contratación".

    No obstante, el Consejo de Ministro admitió la validez de las pequeñas
    empresas privadas como fuentes de empleo, y un modo de incrementar la
    oferta de bienes y servicios, "con niveles aceptables de calidad",
    apunta el diario oficialista Granma.

    Los pequeños negocios privados cada día cobran más fuerza en la isla
    comunista. El 2016 cerró con más de medio millón de cubanos trabajando
    por cuenta propia.

    Los emprendedores intentan abrirse camino por sí mismos, pero tienen que
    enfrentarse al rigor de los inspectores gubernamentales, a menudo
    acusados de aplicar multas injustas y excesivas, y a las trabas
    impuestas por el centralismo en la isla.

    Las advertencias comenzaron en 2016

    En la segunda mitad de 2016 el gobierno cubano ordenó no otorgar nuevas
    licencia para los restaurantes particulares y cerró algunos de ellos,
    argumentando indisciplinas sociales y delitos en estos centros, como el
    consumo de drogas, prostitución y proxenetismo.

    La Vicepresidenta del Consejo de la Administración Provincial de La
    Habana, Isabel Hamze, la cara visible de la polémica decisión, dijo
    entonces a la prensa que en esos establecimientos comerciales se
    obtenían productos alimenticios de forma ilegal, y que había contrabando
    y capital de dudosa procedencia, al tiempo que se contrataban empleados
    sin licencia.

    Desde septiembre las autoridades comenzaron a reunirse con los
    propietarios de estos negocios para "dialogar" sobre lo que ellos
    consideraban "algunas tendencias negativas" en ese sector.

    Contrario a las declaraciones de la funcionaria, en su columna bisemanal
    en Martí Noticias, el analista Juan Juan Almeida explicaba en esa
    ocasión que la medida era "una batalla campal, sutil y personal, contra
    algunos emprendedores privados que rozaron con el poder".

    Almeida mecionaban el cierre del bar Ashé, el Shangri Lá y otros donde
    se habían reportado incidentes con algunos integrantes de la élite del
    poder en Cuba y específicamente de la familia Castro. "Por lo tanto, la
    medida solo responde a una demostración de poder", puntializaba.

    Trabas frecuentes con que tropiezan los emprendedores

    Una de las quejas más frecuentes de los emprendedores radica en el
    desabastecimiento y la falta de mercados mayoristas. Para sacar sus
    servicios y productos adelante deben constantemente buscar modos para
    adaptarse a la escasez y comprar en numerosas tiendas minoristas a
    precios que no ofrecen demasiada ventaja.

    Esta situación frecuentemente obliga a los emprendedores a adquirir sus
    productos en el mercado negro o recurrir a fuentes de dudosa legalidad.

    Las complicadas normativas de la Aduana solo posibilitan a los cubanos
    importar determinadas mercancías una vez al año, a pagar en moneda
    nacional, pero mediante sobornos a los oficiales logran evadir las
    disposiciones estatales y abonar el floreciente mercado alternativo.

    En el libro "Voces del cambio en el sector no estatal cubano" Carmelo
    Mesa-Lago, profesor emérito de Estudios Económicos y Latinoamericanos de
    la Universidad de Pittsburgh, menciona la paralizante burocracia, las
    regulaciones, los altos impuestos y la falta de crédito o microcréditos
    a los cuentapropistas y cooperativistas y el poco acceso a los insumos
    entre las principales trabas al cuentapropismo.

    Otra queja, sobre todo de los cuentapropistas y compradores y vendedores
    de viviendas privadas, tiene que ver con el "alto coste" del acceso a
    internet, una herramienta que podría ser de gran ayuda para publicitar
    los negocios.

    "Se anuncian mediante carteles, volantes y el boca a boca, por medios
    muy rústicos", por eso es tan necesario satisfacer la lógica reclamación
    de estos grupos que, de acuerdo al experto, constituyen la "fuerza
    laboral con mejor educación de América Latina".

    "Desgraciadamente -consideró Mesa-Lago-, el Gobierno cubano no ha
    aflojado el control de la gente, al contrario, mantiene un férreo
    control "con un absurdo refuerzo ideológico" porque teme perderlo".

    (Redactado por Lizandra Díaz Blanco con información tomada de la prensa
    oficial cubana y artículos de Martí Noticias)

    Source: En camino más controles sobre los cuentapropistas -
    https://www.martinoticias.com/a/cuba-anuncia-que-pondra-mas-control-cuentapropistas/147932.html
              Venezuela y Cuba, un matrimonio con dolores de cabeza   
    Venezuela y Cuba, un matrimonio con dolores de cabeza
    El chavismo ha perdido totalmente el rumbo. La Habana tiene la llave
    para frenar la descomposición del régimen. Pero pesan viejas internas y
    necesidades políticas.
    Marcelo Cantelmi

    Revolución Cubana
    "Las cosas revelan su verdadera índole al final de sus días" Walter Benjamin

    El mayor problema en torno a la crisis de Venezuela es Cuba. No lo es
    así en el sentido que se cita con frecuencia respecto a un alineamiento
    automático y nítido entre esos dos países que configuran una alianza que
    ha tenido más dificultades de lo que supone o se sabe. O la noción más
    arriesgada de que es La Habana la que dirige la pesadilla chavista. La
    idea del problema cubano en la realidad venezolana se establece en una
    dimensión por encima de esas miradas donde conviven tensiones y
    movimientos anárquicos fuera de cualquier dirección. Para la isla
    antillana, que reconoce su propio destino en problemas, implica la
    confrontación con un asociado que se va desmarcando hasta límites de
    incomodidad tanto por el dato realista de que no es imitable hoy el
    régimen que hizo posible la revolución cubana -ni siquiera para los
    cubanos-; como también por la deriva, mucho menos ideológica que
    puramente corsaria, que rige al modelo venezolano.

    Con la historia es posible hacer muchas cosas menos negar su dinámica.
    La isla comunista esta pujando por coexistir con una apertura
    capitalista tutelada, al estilo de Vietnam o China, arrastrada por una
    crisis que si no se la identifica con claridad será la lapida del
    proyecto y sus tripulantes. La gerontocracia cubana en ese sentido ha
    probado que no es estática y entiende de precipicios. No sucede lo mismo
    con su socio caribeño.

    El vínculo de La Habana con Caracas está mediado por esa crisis. La
    Venezuela de Hugo Chávez proporcionó con su herramienta de Petrocaribe
    una ayuda económica espectacular a la isla que relevó y emuló en
    proporción a la que le brindó la Unión Soviética. Lo hizo con el envío
    diario de 100 mil barriles de petróleo que el régimen comunista
    utilizaba en parte y vendía el remanente.

    El doble desastre venezolano de la caída en picado del precio del crudo
    y la ineficiencia espectacular de la gestión administrativa que desplomó
    a la petrolera estatal pese a las extraordinarias reservas del país,
    obligó a reducir sensiblemente esa ayuda. Hoy se cifra en menos de la
    mitad de lo que era en el auge chavista. Esta es una de las razones,
    junto con la convicción de que no existe salida posible para Venezuela,
    lo que llevó a Cuba a buscar una negociación histórica con EE.UU. que
    rompiera décadas de aislamiento para obtener inversiones urgentes y
    cruciales.

    Es interesante notar aquí que la ayuda venezolana tenía un propósito más
    complejo que el proclamado auxilio al aliado. Esa potente presencia
    configuraba un muro desde la perspectiva chavista a los enamoramientos
    de los aperturistas cubanos, Raúl Castro particularmente, con la noción
    de que las rigideces del modelo de la revolución debían admitir formas
    más pragmáticas. El líder bolivariano se ocupó claramente de sostener el
    status quo recortando la autonomía de estos aperturistas mano a mano con
    los conservadores por medio de esos fondos.

    No es extraño que en la historia de la alianza entre ambos países
    aparecieran en Caracas con frecuencia personajes peculiares del poder
    cubano como Ramiro Valdéz, un dirigente histórico, resistente a los
    cambios y distante de cualquier acercamiento con EE.UU., o cambio de
    modelo incluso en el molde de los "primos" comunistas asiáticos. Este
    hombre que llego a detentar cargos públicos en la Venezuela de Chávez,
    sostenía una muy compleja relación con Raúl Castro, a quien le torpedeó
    a lo largo de la historia parte de sus protegidos, algunos de ellos de
    marcada prosapia revolucionaria.

    La crisis económica en ambos países y la mundial, desarmó a puro
    realismo todo ese tinglado de internas. Es así que aun con las decisión
    de Donald Trump de atacar el deshielo con la isla, un paso que
    fortaleció a los halcones, Venezuela continua siendo y en proceso
    agravado, una piedra en el camino futuro de Cuba que ya no puede volver
    atrás.

    A su vez, el plano inclinado de la descomposición del régimen chavista
    se acelera por el dato sencillo de las necesidades no cubiertas de la
    población. No es solo la garra de la inflación que este año alcanzaría
    1.600%. La violencia se ha enseñoreado en el "paraíso" venezolano con
    una tasa nacional de asesinatos de 91,8 sobre 100 mil habitantes que en
    Caracas se eleva a 130/100.000. Como referencia, solo observar que en
    México, con su historia de guerra entre bandas narcos, el nivel es 17
    sobre 100 mil. La gente que gana un básico mensual de US$24 esta
    expuesta a enfermedades como tuberculosis, malaria o difteria que
    regresan por la ausencia de medicinas y asistencia púbica.

    Quienes protestan en la calle lo hacen impulsados por este drama
    cotidiano. Esa batalla alimenta una conciencia colectiva libertaria
    cargada de la misma épica que marcaron las luchas contra las dictaduras
    militares en los' 70 o contra el tirano Fulgencio Batista en Cuba o
    Tacho y Tachito Somoza en Nicaragua. Todo el escenario es ya un fangal
    ideológico para los patrocinadores del chavismo atenazados por la
    amenaza de la repetición del reivindicado caracazo de 1989 contra los
    ajustes del FMI. Para complicar aún más su imagen y aguar el discurso
    revolucionario, entre brumas y silencios el régimen acaba de acordar con
    Goldman Sachs la venta de US$ 2.800 millones en bonos garantizados por
    la petrolera PDVSA a un precio de US$895 millones: irrisorios 31
    centavos por dólar.

    Sin salida, el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro se ha endurecido y esta semana
    generó un zarpazo adicional sobre los focos cuestionadores del régimen,
    en particular la fiscal general Luisa Ortega Diaz. A esta chavista
    cerril que avaló la condena contra el preso político Leopoldo López,
    ahora enardecida con el régimen, le prohibieron salir del país y le
    decretaron una competencia de sus funciones con el defensor del pueblo,
    de verticalidad total con la nomenclatura . Son pasos previos a la toma
    total del poder con el atajo de la reforma constitucional que tendrá
    efecto a partir de la votación de los constituyentes del 31 de julio.

    Desde ese día todos los organismos del Estado, incluyendo al Parlamento
    de mayoría opositora, quedarán en un limbo y Venezuela devendrá en una
    autocracia sin dobleces. Es una expresión de fuerza pero no de
    autoridad, una contradicción que Max Weber observó con agudeza al
    definir que la dominación legítima rige cuando la autoridad es
    reconocida y aceptada. Sin esa dominación el poder se mantiene por la
    vía de la coerción sobre los individuos para persuadirlos de que carecen
    de poder propio y por lo tanto necesitan de quien haga las cosas por ellos.

    Cuando ese vínculo siniestro, típico de las autocracias, se deteriora
    cae la colaboración de los que obedecen y las resistencias se
    multiplican. Vacío de autoridad el poder apela entones a un mayor
    hostigamiento para aferrarse al mando. Es lo que ocurre hoy en Venezuela
    con la rebelión popular y la masacre represiva, un fenómeno que el
    régimen intensificó con el relevo reciente de los jefes militares por
    figuras muchos más inclementes.

    La realidad prueba que no hay salida para estas crisis, más allá de lo
    que puedan extenderse. Cuba puede operar para modificar el escenario
    antes de que sus consecuencias se tornen inmanejables, pero está
    atrapada por sus propias tensiones internas en las que la cuestión
    venezolana define también los rumbos futuros de la isla. El régimen
    castrista renueva el año que viene sus autoridades políticas y hasta
    entonces la puja ente las dos veredas se acelerará hasta determinarse la
    profundidad de ese cambio que, se verá hasta qué punto, correrá del
    poder al hermano menor de Fidel. En esa línea, el abismo venezolano es
    una baza para los enemigos del deshielo. El mismo resultado que alienta
    a los anticastristas de Florida que impulsaron a Trump a entrecerrar esa
    puerta histórica.

    Source: Venezuela y Cuba, un matrimonio con dolores de cabeza -
    https://www.clarin.com/mundo/venezuela-cuba-matrimonio-dolores-cabeza_0_rye_TLEVW.html
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    ΤΑ BLUEZΑΚΙΑ (2013)



    Tracklist
    1.       Ζήσε αργά
    2.       Το μπλουζάκι
    3.       Θα ‘ρθω σαν κλέφτης
    4.       Ανέβα τη σκάλα
    5.       Πέμπτη εποχή
    6.       Το πρεζάκι
    7.       Οι περιπλανώμενοι
    8.       Κλείδωσε πίσω τη πόρτα
    9.       Η τρελή και το τέρας
    10.    Θέλω να φύγω μαζί σου
    11.    Το λουλου
    12.    Ωδή στη φαντασία


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    Μουσική – στίχοι : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Επιμέλεια Παραγωγής : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Δισκογραφική εταιρεία: Polymusic



    ΚΑΜΙΚΑΖΙ (2008)


    Tracklist
    1.    Ρίξε Μάρκο μια γλυκιά πενιά (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Ηρώ Σαΐα)
    2.    Ο ψαράς και η γοργόνα
    3.    Ταξιδιάρικο πουλί (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Νόνα Βουδούρη)
    4.    Καμικάζι (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Λαυρέντης Μαχαιρίτσας)
    5.    Μάσες, ξάπλες, φούμες (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Ηρώ Σαΐα)
    6.    Έλα ήλιε μου (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Γλυκερία)
    7.    Σήκω πάνω Αχιλλέα (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Λαυρέντης Μαχαιρίτσας)
    8.    Δε χωράω πουθενά (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Ηρώ Σαΐα)
    9.    Σ' ένα σοκάκι του Ψυρρή (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Ηρώ Σαΐα)
    10.  Η πλεονεξία
    11.  Αρχάγγελος με το σπαθί (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Νόνα Βουδούρη)
    12.  Το κορίτσι που αγαπάω
    13.  Ο απόκληρος (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Γλυκερία)

    Information
    Μουσική – στίχοι : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Επιμέλεια Παραγωγής : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Ζωγραφιές : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Φωτογραφίες : Xenofon
    Artwork : Kim Hoffnagle
    Δισκογραφική εταιρεία: Lyra, Εταιρία Γενικών Εκδόσεων
    Διάφορα : Το τραγούδι «Ο απόκληρος» πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 1981 στο album του Βαγγέλη Γερμανού «Τα μπαράκια».


    ΤΟ ΜΑΓΙΚΟ ΝΗΣΙ (2005)



    Tracklist
    1.      Βάρδα, φουρνέλο, ρούμπα
    2.      Το μαγικό νησί
    3.      Στα κάστρα κάτω απ’ τ’ άστρα
    4.      Οι μπαμπουίνοι
    5.      Ρούμπα σ’ ένα βαρκάκι
    6.      Χρυσούλα μωρό μου
    7.      Μες του φεγγαριού το δίσκο
    8.      Μου τα ‘χεις θαλασσώσει
    9.      Μοναχούλα
    10.    Ο γάτος με καρδιά σκύλου
    11.    Ο τελευταίος παράδεισος
    12.    Ψαράκι έξω απ’ το νερό (Desafinado)

    Information
    Μουσική : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός, Antonio Carlos Jobim (12)
    Στίχοι : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός, Γιώργος Γερασιμίδης (9)
    Ενορχήστρωση : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Φωνητικά : Εύη Σιαμαντά
    Δισκογραφική εταιρεία: Polytropon


    ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΣ ΧΡΟΝΟΣ (2000)


    Tracklist
    1.      Ελεύθερος χρόνος (Φωνητικά από τη Μαρίνα Σκιαδαρέση)
    2.      Το σκάκι
    3.      Ταξιδιάρικα πουλιά
    4.      Η Σπανιόλα
    5.      Κρύβε λόγια
    6.      Η τίγρη της Βεγγάλης
    7.      Οι παραχαράκτες
    8.      Κάθετη ρωγμή
    9.      Ποτέ δεν είναι αργά
    10.    Η γυναίκα – αράχνη


    Information
    Μουσική – στίχοι : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Επιμέλεια Παραγωγής : Βαγγέλης Γερμανός
    Παραγωγή : Εταιρία Γενικών Εκδόσεων
    Δισκογραφική εταιρεία: Lyra, Εταιρία Γενικών Εκδόσεων

    ΣΤΟΝ ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗ ΜΕ ΑΓΑΠΗ – 16 ΠΕΙΡΑΓΜΕΝΑ ΤΡΑΓΟΥΔΙΑ (Tribute) (1997)


    Tracklist
    1.      Βραχυκύκλωμα (Ημισκούμπρια)
    2.      Εγώ, ο άλλος (Βασίλης Καζούλης)
    3.      Σκλάβος σου για πάντα (Τέσσερις εποχές)
    4.      Το γράμμα (Μανώλης Φάμελλος και οι Ποδηλάτες)

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