Agnews at London Art Week 2017   

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Theodoor Rombouts (Antwerp 1597–1637 Antwerp), Card Players in an InteriorOil on canvas (Signed lower right: T. ROMBOVTS), 147 x 186 cm© 2017 London Art Week

ProvenanceBaron Corneille Osy de Zegwart (1757–1831); and by descent to Jean Osy de Zegwart (1792– 1866). And by descent to Baron Edouard Osy de Zegwart (1832–1900), governor of Antwerp. And by descent to Baroness Osy de Zegwart and by descent in her family until 2014.

NoteTheodoor Rombouts was the primary exponent of Flemish Caravaggism, a brief but important artistic phenomenon that peaked in the 1620s. Born in Antwerp in 1597, the history and genre painter is best known for his large-scale secular works depicting merry companies, music scenes and card-playing characters in compact compositions. His half-length figures, firmly modelled and always lively, wear theatrical costumes and are set in chiaroscuro lighting typical of the Flemish Caravaggisti, also known as the Antwerp Tenebrosi. The artist began as a pupil of François van Lanckvelt in 1608 and then studied under Abraham Janssens (c.1575–1632), whose influence is evident throughout his career. Sometime after drafting his last will and testament in 1616 Rombouts left for Rome where he quickly embraced the style of Caravaggio (1571–1610) and Bartolomeo Manfredi (1582–1622). There is little known about his time in Italy but the documentation that does exist places the artist in the Roman parish of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte in 1620, which means that Dirck van Baburen (c.1592/93–1624), David de Haen (1585–1622) and Manfredi were living nearby. Enticed by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Rombouts also probably worked in Florence. Rombouts returned to his native city in 1625; he became a master in the painters' guild and a dean of the guild from 1629 to 1630. In 1627 he married Anna van Thielen, the sister of one of his pupils, flower painter Jan Philip van Thielen (1618–1667). The couple welcomed the birth of their daughter, Anna Maria, the following year. The successful artist painted mostly for private clients and for the open market but he also executed some altarpieces, with most commissions coming from Ghent. Though best known for his work in the Caravaggesque idiom, Rombouts's artistic development after returning to Antwerp followed popular taste. As the fashionable interest in Caravaggism began to wane after 1630, the savvy artist moved in the direction of Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), towards greater refinement in his palette and surfaces. According to Leonard J. Slatkes, Rombouts's works were always only superficially Caravaggesque and were more profoundly shaped by the influences of his many Flemish baroque contemporaries.1 Little is known of his Antwerp workshop but his pupils included Nicolaas van Eyck (1617–1679), Jan Philip van Thielen and Paulus Robyns. Near the end of his life he attempted to replicate a house and studio in imitation of Rubens. The costly endeavour apparently incurred heavy debts, which he never had the opportunity to resolve due to his untimely death in 1637. The present work, Card Players in an Interior, belongs among the finest and most representative works of Rombouts's Caravaggesque genre scenes. Recalling Manfredi's merry company pictures, there is a marked sense of monumentality to the five figures that are arranged around a carpeted table, engaged in a game of cards. The individuals are realistic and expressive; the scene appears convincingly spontaneous and natural. Rombouts introduces repoussoir figures that confront the viewer and direct attention to the central bearded figure who stares down at his hand of cards, presumably a self-portrait. Rombouts also included a portrait of his wife, Anna, in the hatted figure seated beside him. The inclusion of self-portraits and portraits of family members was not unusual in Dutch and Flemish genre painting, despite the potentially negative associations of moralising subjects. Card playing was perceived as a time-waster at best and, at worst, was associated with any number of disreputable behaviours. Though no alcohol is depicted, coins are strewn about the table: a reference to the ‘unwholesome' activity of gambling. Portraits of Rombouts, his wife and even his young daughter can be seen in another of his works, The Backgammon Players, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (fig. 1), in which the lavishly dressed soldier bears the artist's likeness. This comparison not only confirms the identities of the Theodoor and Anna in our picture but also helps to date it. The Backgammon Players, painted in 1634, demonstrates Rombouts's move away from Caravaggism towards the prevailing baroque style as it evolved in Antwerp. Unlike our picture, the Raleigh composition is set in a deeper space with vaguely classicising figures. The palette is brighter, the lighting more diffuse and the costumes more sophisticated. The luxurious shimmering fabrics speak of the direct influence of Rubens and Van Dyck. Our Card Players was certainly produced earlier when Rombouts was still painting under the influence of Roman Caravaggism, adeptly applying chiaroscuro and local colour to his rustically expressive scenes.

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Matthias Stomer (c.1600–after 1652), The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomewcirca 1630-5. Oil on canvas, 44 x 62 in. (111.8 x 157.5 cm.) © 2017 London Art Week

Note: Matthias Stomer ranks among the most important and prolific Netherlandish masters of the seventeenth century who were active in Italy. This talented painter was among the last of the famed Dutch Caravaggisti. Although Stomer's birthplace cannot be documented with any certainty, the name Stom is of Southern Netherlandish (Flemish) derivation and it is possible that he emigrated from this region, like so many of his countrymen, to the Dutch Republic. Here he might have received his artistic training in Utrecht or possibly Amersfoort. The influence of Dutch painters from both those towns in terms of style and subject matter is readily detectable in his earliest work, in particular the influence of the prominent Utrecht painter, Gerrit van Honthorst, as well as that of Hendrick ter Brugghen, Joachim Wtewael or the venerable Abraham Bloemaert. In 1630 Stomer travelled to Rome and stayed there until around 1635. Our picture, The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, was painted during this Roman period and is an important picture within his overall oeuvre. Saint Bartholomew is traditionally identified as one of Christ's original twelve apostles. After the Resurrection, Bartholomew is believed to have preached the gospel in India and Armenia. In the latter region, he was flayed alive and then hung upside down for refusing to worship idols. In Stomer's dramatic canvas, the doomed saint is posed frontally in half-length. He is stripped to his loincloth and one of the executioners has already begun his grisly task. Stomer has added the remarkable motif of a figure in a striking terracotta-coloured robe at the far left, perhaps a pagan priest, who holds a golden statuette of Minerva before the elderly saint, thereby contextualising the immediate cause of his martyrdom. Stomer was probably familiar with a picture of the saint's martyrdom painted in Rome by the French Caravaggist Valentin de Boulogne, datable to c.1616.

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Address of Exhibition: 6 St.James's Place, London, SW1A 1NP

London Art Week, 30 June – 7 July 2017


          J’ai rencontré un homme sur un site de rencontre sur Solitude affective   
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Lors de nos conversations, il m’a dit qu’il avait créé une fondation en Afrique pour aider des petits orphelins qu’il avait pris sous sa protection. Donc, à force de discussion, il m’a convaincu d’envoyer une somme d’argent en Côte d’Ivoire à monsieur DUPOND Bernard. J’ai même eu cet individu au téléphone qui m’a informé que mon ami Franck LAROUX, domicilié à NICE, s’était rendu auprès des enfants et ne pouvait pas revenir car il avait eu un accident en allant à l’aéroport pour rentrer en France. Nous devions nous voir le 20 Novembre 2014 mais il a quitté la France depuis le 08 Novembre et n’est toujours pas rentré ! J’ai essayé de l’appeler, j’ai demandé à lui parler mais la personne que j’ai eu au bout du fil avait un accent africain que je ne connaissais pas ; je lui ai dit que je ne croyais absolument pas qu’il était l’homme que j’avais vu à la CAM et qui était sur les photos qu'il ma transmises par mail. Depuis ce jour, je n'ai plus aucune nouvelle. Pour me prouver sa bonne foi, je lui avais demandé de me scanner ses papiers d'identité afin que je sois rassurée. J'ai donc une copie de sa carte d'identité et de son permis de conduire : il vit aux environs de NICE, il est né le 22 novembre 1966 et il s'appelle Franck LAROUX mais tout est en fait faux puisqu'ils utilisent des pièces d'identité volées à des français. Cela m'a été confirmé par l'organisme de service anti-fraude qui m'a beaucoup aidé à récupérer l'argent envoyé tout en mettant la main sur ces arnaqueurs qui, a priori, habitent en Afrique. A l'époque, je l'ai dénoncé sur le site où je suis inscrite et ils m'ont conseillé de prendre contact avec un organisme Interpole en lutte contre la cybercriminalité. Tout au long de cette histoire, je lui ai fait parvenir au total 19,000€ afin de pouvoir l'aider et faire en sorte à ce qu'il me rejoigne très vite comme nous cela était convenu parce que j'y croyais vraiment ! Avec l'aide d'une amie, j'ai pris contact avec un organisme de cyber-antifraude en COTE D'IVOIRE et en collaboration avec l'inspecteur de police M. MICHEL CADOT ; eux aussi m'ont vraiment aidé à le démasquer car c'était bel et bien un Africain en complicité avec des collaborateurs escrocs et autres professionnels du net qui m'ont dépouillé. Heureusement pour moi, ils ont finalement été démasqués et arrêtés avec l'aide de l'organisme Interpole en lutte contre la cybercriminalité et M. MICHEL CADOT . Finalement, je me suis faite rembourser la totalité de mon argent suivi des frais de dédommagement ce qui représente un total de 22,000€. Alors, si toi aussi tu es dans ce cas, confie toi et n'hésite pas ! Portez maintes plaintes afin de demander plus d'aide jusqu'à la satisfaction et remboursement officiel ! écris ton témoignage afin d'aider d'autres personnes à ne pas être victime et, j'en suis convaincue, cela aura des effets positifs car ils vont t'aider à mettre la main sur ces personnes de mauvaise foi. Ensuite, toutes les sommes d'argent que tu as eu à envoyer à ces escrocs seront remboursées, accompagnées par des frais de dédommagement. Voici le contact mail de l'organisme qui m'a aidé : lieutenant.m.cadot1@gmail.com
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A senior living center in north Houston is asking people to donate iPods and MP3 players. They need the devices to build custom playlists for residents who suffer from dementia.

       

          Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds   
MOSUL, Iraq/RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it from its de facto capital of Raqqa.

          China's Xi sees 'challenges' in Hong Kong as Beijing dismisses any UK role   
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, said on Friday the city's "one country, two systems" formula faces "new challenges" as pro-democracy campaigners ramped up their protests.

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          Business Sales Executive - MegaPath   
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          Sabroso - Si esta casa hablara   

Letra y acordes de Si esta casa hablara

(Letra y música de Joel Santos)
Intro
MIm   RE    MIm    RE
MIm    DO    SOL    RE    SI7

MIm
Después de tanto tiempo lejos y olvidarte
     DO
te me apareces y me dices
                                      SOL
que no has dejado de amarme
                          RE
que vienes a buscar...
MIm
El tiempo no ha borrado lo que hemos vivido
DO                                            SOL
ya había superado lo que viví contigo
                          RE
y tu sientes lo mismo...

        LAm
Ven pasa, que le temes
            MIm                RE
ya conoces bien la entrada
         LAm            DO                     SI7
te ahoga los recuerdos no hay palabras...

                        MIm           DO
Si esta casa hablara confesaría
                              SOL                        SIm
que somos par de locos que aman sin medidas.
                       MIm               DO
Si esta cama hablara se convertiría
                     SOL                RE
en profesora de sexo y anatomía.
                     MIm             DO
Si esta silla hablara escribiría
                     SOL                SIm
un libro de piropos y de poesías.
                         MIm               DO
Si este cuarto hablara les contaría
                    SOL                         RE
historias de pasión de amor y fantasías...
SI7                   MIm
Si esta casa hablara...

DO    SOL    RE    SI7

MIm
Todo esta tal como tu lo decoraste
     DO                                                SOL
no ha cambiado nada desde que te marchaste
                             RE
por fin ya te graduaste.

MIm
No preguntes cosas que puedan herir
   DO                                                   SOL
no ha pasado y es pasado y así tu lo quisiste,
                         RE
pero te arrepentiste...

        LAm                         MIm             RE
No tengas pena, nadie va a venir a visitarme
         LAm                DO                   SI7
recuerda que no he vuelto a enamorarme...

                        MIm           DO
Si esta casa hablara confesaría
                              SOL                        SIm
que somos par de locos que aman sin medidas.
                       MIm               DO
Si esta cama hablara se convertiría
                     SOL                RE
en profesora de sexo y anatomía.
                     MIm             DO
Si esta silla hablara escribiría
                     SOL                SIm
un libro de piropos y de poesías.
                         MIm               DO
Si este cuarto hablara les contaría
                    SOL                         RE
historias de pasión de amor y fantasías...
SI7                   MIm
Si esta casa hablara...

DO RE  MIm       DO  RE MIm
DO RE  MIm       DO  RE MIm
DO RE  MIm       DO  RE MIm
SI7

                        MIm           DO
Si esta casa hablara confesaría
                              SOL                        SIm
que somos par de locos que aman sin medidas.
                         MIm               DO
Si esta cama hablara se convertiría
                      SOL                RE
en profesora de sexo y anatomía.
                       MIm           DO
Si esta silla hablara escribiría
                       SOL                SIm
un libro de piropos y de poesías.
                           MIm               DO
Si este cuarto hablara les contaría
                       SOL                         RE
historias de pasión de amor y fantasías...
SI7                   DO
Si esta casa hablara...

RE  MIm       DO  RE MIm
DO RE  MIm       DO  RE MIm
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          Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze last pockets of IS resistance   
The areas where government forces are fighting have been under siege for months.
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          June 30th, 2017 - Hour 1   
Bob and Tom talk about the Mariners being in a must-win situation this weekend. Will Nelson Cruz be elected to the All-Star game? Former NFL coach/commentator Brain Billick comments saying that Russell Wilson needs to throw more to be elite. Then the Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto talks about pitcher Edwin Diaz still being the closer and the rumors about juiced baseballs. And on 'Wait a Minute, What?' professional cyclist Lance Armstrong says he was NOT helped by the banned substances he used.
          L.A. Zoo Admission Goes Up Saturday   
Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo will go up by $1 starting Saturday, under action taken today by the City Council. The council formally approved the hike, which was outlined in the 2017-18 budget passed by the panel and signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti last month. The new prices mean general admission will be $21 […]

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          2 siblings charged for corruption offences involving S$2.2m in bribes   

SINGAPORE: Two Singaporean siblings were on Thursday charged in court for corruption and bribery offences involving a sum of about S$2.2 million. Judy Teo Suya Bik, 65, is accused of receiving about S$2.2 million in Shanghai as a reward for helping two transportation companies secure contracts with the company her brother worked at, and then getting her brother to buy her a flat with part of the money.


          France's Engie says to weather LNG oversupply with long-term deals   

SINGAPORE, June 29 French gas and power company Engie expects to weather festering oversupply in markets for liquefied natural gas with long-term deals kicking off in the next couple of years, a senior company official said. Production of the superchilled gas has been outpacing demand as new supplies come online in Australia and the United States, driving down Asian spot prices LNG-AS by more than 70 percent since 2014.


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          Publishing test app is deploying to production app even app id set to test environment   

The reported behavior started on Wednesday June 28th when we attempted to update our test app.  We confirmed the application identifier matched our test app.  The publish ended updating both the production app in App Distribution as well as downloading the test app to all our devices with the prod app installed hence causing disruptions for our prod users.  We addressed it by publishing another version of the prod app to bring our users back online.

 

Is it possible this is related to the system wide interruptions Telerik experienced at start of the week?  It appears the test app application identifier somehow was 'routing' to the prod app during publish on June 28th.  We've been hesitant to publish the test app again in the event it affects prod app.  We wanted to wait for your comments first before we try another approach.


          Place additional content to the *left* of the tab strip   

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          Commentary: Truly honoring our veterans   

Imagine a scenario in which a candidate for U.S. Senate urges people to boycott the largest city in his or her state. That’s what retired U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Maness, who twice lost races for the Senate, did last week by suggesting in a radio interview that American veterans avoid New Orleans in response to the removal of four Confederate-
era statues.

Speaking on the syndicated Lars Larson Show, Maness said veterans should stay away from New Orleans, including those set to attend the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) 118th annual convention here next month.…
          Best Of New Orleans 2017 voting is live   

Voting is now open for 2017's Best of New Orleans readers' poll. Gambit's 31st annual poll is your chance to declare your favorites in all kind of categories, from restaurants and bars to music and media and places to shop.…
          InkJet, Inc. Introduces The LDR 7100 All-Digital Laser Coding And Marking System Offering Greater Reliability, Speed, Serviceability And Value   

HOUSTON, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- InkJet, Inc., based in greater Houston, TX, and internationally recognized for marking and coding for over 25 years has announced the introduction of a new generation of all-digital laser coding and marking systems, designed and manufactured in the...



          Webasto Roof Systems Americas CFO Philipp Schramm, PhD, Recognized as 2017 Workforce Game Changer   

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workforce magazine awarded Dr. Philipp Schramm, CFO, VP of Human Resources and IT for Webasto Roof Systems Americas, the 2017 Workforce Game Changers award for workplace leadership. Webasto is the market leader for sunroofs, panorama...



          Indivisible NOLA hosting Fourth of July 'kayak-tivism' event on Bayou St. John   

The Krewe of Kolossos canceled this year's annual Fourth of July flotilla on Bayou St. John, on which a parade of creative costumes and various floating devices travel the waterway. But progressive group Indivisible NOLA has announced it will host its own take on an Independence Day parade with a "patriotic evening of dissent" on the bayou.…
          Public Services Librarian - Mount Allison University - Sackville, NB   
Allison’s intimate educational environment extends learning beyond the classroom, encouraging. Mount Allison University....
From Mount Allison University - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:57:48 GMT - View all Sackville, NB jobs
          Field Sales Representative - Ledcor - Dawson Creek, BC   
But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) designs, builds, and maintains wireline or... $750 - $2,000 a week
From Ledcor - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:27:30 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Se vende - Departamento en venta en Playa del Carmen de 2... - $ 2 750 000   

Playa del Carmen 77710, México
...recamaras, muy cerca de la playa! Le Parc es un edificio nuevo con únicamente 12 departamentos; Características: * Terraza con parrilla integrada * Barra con cubierta de granito en la cocina * Aire acondicionados * Luces Led * Cocina integral Le Parc es una excelente inversión, para un segundo hogar o renta vacacional! Unidades disponibles: planta baja "A" - 96 m² construídos + 75 m2 de Jardín ...
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          University Arts & Sciences Instructor (Humanities) - Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek, BC   
And to candidates who possess additional, relevant work experience beyond the. NLC’s University Arts and Sciences program on the Dawson.... $46,580 - $52,847 a year
From Northern Lights College - Sat, 20 May 2017 00:14:35 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Valve Technician - King's Energy Services Ltd. - Dawson Creek, BC   
Required to work beyond the normal scope of work, including overtime & weekends. King’s Energy is currently seeking individuals to fill the challenging role of...
From Indeed - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:03:14 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Careers for Indigenous Peoples - Sales & Service - Across Canada - CIBC - Saskatchewan   
Every day, you’ll have the opportunity to provide the exceptional client experiences by going above and beyond to deepen client relationships....
From CIBC - Wed, 24 May 2017 16:13:16 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          GST rollout will be very smooth, assures Jaitley   
NEW DELHI, June 30 - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today held out the assurance of a 'very smooth' transition into the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, promising that the administration will be very liberal and not implement it 'very strictly' in the first two months.
          Energizer Resources Inc. (ENZR) Reviewed By Analysts - The De Soto Edge   

Energizer Resources Inc. (ENZR) Reviewed By Analysts
The De Soto Edge
Stock market analysts watching Energizer Resources Inc. (ENZR) have recently changed their ratings on the stock. The latest reports which are outstanding on Friday 30th of June state 0 analysts have a rating of “strong buy”, 0 analysts “buy”, 0 ...


          Disability sector not happy with GST   
GUWAHATI, June 30 - Amid the preparations to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from midnight today, the disability sector's demand for exempting essentials like Braille items, orthopaedic appliances, special motor vehicles etc., from GST, has gone unheard.
          Red Hot Chili Peppers Accidentally Write Song About New Hampshire   

LOS ANGELES—Unexpectedly penning lyrics about colorful autumn foliage and summer cottages on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers accidentally wrote a song about New Hampshire, sources reported Friday. “We just got into the studio and started jamming, and for whatever reason, we just ended up with this track about the Granite State,” said lead singer Anthony Kiedis, adding that he had no idea he and his bandmates had anything say about the pumpkin festival in Laconia “until we grooved on it a while.” “It’s definitely not the direction we intended to go in, but Flea started slapping this funky bass line that got everyone thinking about the pristine waters of the Piscataqua River. Before I knew it, I’d already freestyled two verses about how freaky it is that the state doesn’t have a sales tax.” At press time, the band ...


          Theoretical Scientists Gather For 35th Annual Symposium To Try To Determine How Gas Nozzle Knows When Tank Is Full   

PASADENA, CA—In hopes of better understanding a phenomenon that has vexed researchers for decades, hundreds of theoretical scientists have assembled at the California Institute of Technology for the 35th annual symposium on how gas nozzles know when a car’s tank is full, sources said Thursday.

The weeklong academic conference, which draws top experts in quantum physics, pure mathematics, systems theory, and numerous other scientific fields, will feature a variety of interdisciplinary panel discussions and collaborative workshop sessions, as well as dozens of presentations from theorists sharing their ideas about what kind of mechanism could possibly enable a gasoline pump to turn itself off at just the right moment and avoid spilling fuel all over the place.

“All we know for certain is that you leave the nozzle in there for a while, it makes this little popping sound, and then your tank is full. Maybe this is the ...


          Stage : LVMH - Assistant(E) Design - Souliers Homme   
Société : Sté Louis Vuitton Services Secteur dactivités : Mode & Maroquinerie Within the Men Shoes Studio, the intern will participate to: - Research into materials, trends, colors etc - Sketching and technical drawings both by hand and with...
          oM Staycation Agenda: 12 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in NYC   
  Staying in the city? Sail on a schooner down the Hudson River and wave hello to the Statue of Liberty. [ManhattanBySail] Kick off the weekend with old timey tunes by Red Rust – featuring Jason Ardell. Felix, & Red Hook Slim  at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn. [Jalopy] These are the best places to party...
          250587-2017: Suède-Stockholm: Pièces de rechanges pour poids lourds, camionnettes et automobiles   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 13-09-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          CEC officials inspect EMRC at Dibrugarh University    
DIBRUGARH, June 30 - The Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), one of the Inter University Centres of the University Grant Commission (UGC) of India highly appreciated the state-of-the art infrastructure of the UGC sponsored Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) at Dibrugarh University here and assured facilitating release of more grants to make it functional, university sources told The Assam Tribune.
           A case of overfishing: Depletion of shrimp resources along Neendakara coast, Kerala    
George, M J and Suseelan, C and Thomas, M M and Kurup, N S (1980) A case of overfishing: Depletion of shrimp resources along Neendakara coast, Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 18. pp. 1-8.
          1er(e) Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire - GlaxoSmithKline - Rixensart   
Profil (Compétences de base): - Gradué A1 avec orientation scientifique (biologie, chimie, agronomie) ou équivalent -Proactivité -Autonomie -Esprit d’équipe ...
Van GlaxoSmithKline - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:05:59 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Rixensart
          250093-2017: Suède-Borlänge: Services de conseil en matière d'autoroutes   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: | Document: Avis d'attribution de marché
          250058-2017: Suède-Malmö: Sièges, chaises et articles assimilés, et pièces connexes   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: | Document: Avis d'attribution de marché
          1er(e) Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire - GlaxoSmithKline - Waver   
Profil (Compétences de base): - Langues: Français, Anglais (lu) - Outils informatiques : Microsofts Office, Connaissances SoftMaxPro, empower et SAP sont un...
Van GlaxoSmithKline - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:08:05 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Waver
          249872-2017: Suède-Tumba: Services de leasing financier   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: | Document: Avis d'attribution de marché
          249861-2017: Suède-Gislaved: Services d'envoi   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: | Document: Avis d'attribution de marché
          Life Sciences Consulting Manager - KEYRUS BIOPHARMA - Lasne   
Developing a broad network of candidates with the help of the recruiters,. To reinforce our Consulting business unit, we are looking to hire *a Life Sciences...
Van Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:28:21 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Lasne
          249522-2017: Suède-Södertälje: Services de technologies de l'information, conseil, développement de logiciels, internet et appui   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 21-08-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          Offre D’Apprentissage Rédacteur Technique (H/F)   
Missions : Intégré au sein du service Marketing, votre mission consistera à : • Concevoir les notices d’installation et d’utilisation de nos gammes de produits, • Créer des visuels et des illustrations, • Assurer le suivi des modifications...
          STAGE GRAPHISTE / COMMUNICATION (H/F)   
En développement constant depuis 40 ans, Foncia est leader européen des services immobiliers résidentiels. Nous bâtissons chaque jour notre succès en proposant à nos clients des solutions innovantes et une qualité de service qui a fait notre...
          Network/Systems Engineer   
MA-Boston, Network/Systems Engineer Network/Systems Engineer One of our clients, a financial services firm in Boston, is looking to bring on a Network and Systems Engineer. This Engineer will work primarily to integrate and manage the company's new network and system infrastructure. If you meet the following requirements and are interested in this role, please respond by submitting a copy of your resume toda
          Registered Nurse - MA   
MA-Boston, There is currently an urgent need for a Registered Nurse with interest and experience conducting home health care. This is a full-time, permanent position with a fantastic lucrative pay and only Monday-Friday shifts, flexibility with schedules, as well as a full benefits package which includes medical, vision, life, dental, retirement, and more. All candidates MUST have the following experiences t
          Field Support Engineer   
MA-Foxboro, Field Support Engineer Introduction Technical Support International (TSI), based in Foxboro, MA, is a provider of outsourced IT services for small and medium sized businesses in New England. TSI was founded in 1989 and has a current offering of remote support, field support, managed services and project services for their clients. Please visit www.tsisupport.com for more information. Position Summ
          249036-2017: Suède-Ludvika: Services de réparation et d'entretien de camions   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 18-08-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          248891-2017: Suède-Stockholm: Pièces de monnaie et médailles   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 28-08-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          *FORK* Fix issues in the POSIX and Win32 interfaces for lsm1. (tags: trunk)   
*FORK* Fix issues in the POSIX and Win32 interfaces for lsm1. (tags: trunk)
          ECU CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY   

ADA – East Central University offices will close at noon today, Friday June 30, and not reopen until Wednesday, July 5, at 7:30 a.m. in observance of the Independence Day.

-ECU-

For Immediate Release: 

Contact: Brian Johnson or Amy Ford

                                East Central University Communications and Marketing

                              580-559-5650


          Expera Introduces Prepera Food Processing Papers   
As a leader of innovative solutions in the specialty paper industry, Expera has continued to customize its line of food packaging and processing papers with its newly launched brand Prepera™ Food Processing Papers.

As a leader of innovative solutions in the specialty paper industry, Expera has continued to customize its line of food packaging and processing papers with its newly launched brand Prepera™ Food Processing Papers.


          Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law : Why Litigators Should Take EDiscovery Seriously   

To a lot of litigators, discovery and especially eDiscovery is a time-consuming and expensive process. In this episode of Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law, host Craig Vaughn talks to Kelly Griffith, Senior Legal Editor with Practical Law Litigation, about the relevance of eDiscovery and how it has changed since she entered the industry. Their discussion includes social media, the internet of things, and potential pushback from clients who are new or unfamiliar with eDiscovery.

Kelly Griffith, is a senior legal editor responsible for eDiscovery resources available through Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law service.


          *MERGE* Add interfaces sqlite3_prepare_v3() and sqlite3_prepare16_v3() with the extra prepFlags argument. Add the SQLITE_PREPARE_PERSISTENT option as one bit in that argument. Use the new option in FTS3, FTS5, and RTREE. (tags: trunk)   
*MERGE* Add interfaces sqlite3_prepare_v3() and sqlite3_prepare16_v3() with the extra prepFlags argument. Add the SQLITE_PREPARE_PERSISTENT option as one bit in that argument. Use the new option in FTS3, FTS5, and RTREE. (tags: trunk)
          'Kau siapa nak masuk campur hal rumah tangga aku? Dahlah tak pakai tudung!'   
SEPANG, SELANGOR - "Hal rumah tangga jangan dibawa ke tempat awam, malu orang tengok" demikian kata netizen selepas membaca perkongsian dari Suri Kempe yang dimuat naik jam 6.49 petang semalam.

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Dalam kejadian yang berlaku di KLIA, Suri dan rakannya ternampak seorang lelaki sedang mengasari isterinya. Niat Suri mahu membantu menenangkan keadaan, namun dia pula dimarahi lelaki terbabit.

So this happened as Zuly and I tried to catch the train back from KLIA today. We walked down the escalators and as we came down the final one towards to end of the hallway, I saw some guy pushing and shoving who I presumed to either be his girlfriend or wife repeatedly. She managed to escape his grasp and he was about to go after her:

Me: "Eh, tolong jangan nak belasah-belasah girlfriend."

As*hole: "Eh, itu isteri saya!" (as if that made it all ok!)

Me: "Ha, kalau isteri lagilah jangan pukul macam gitu. Dah kenapa?"

As*hole: "Apa masalah sekarang ni?" (trying to get in my face and puffing his chest)
Meanwhile, his friend who is standing behind several pieces of luggage on the side keeps telling me to not to get involved.

Me: "Eh, kalau dia nak pukul bini dia macam ni, bukan saja masalah saya, tetapi masalah semua orang kat sini. Boleh aje saya report."

As*hole: "Report? Report ah!!! Bitch! Jangan nak masuk campur hal saya."

Wife comes along and tries to apologize for her husband's behavior. After she assured me she was okay, suddenly the asshole yells,

"Kau ni siapa nak masuk campur hal aku? Dahlah tak pakai tudung!!"

I was walking away at this point, but when he yelled that out I turned around, and yelled back.

"Hey! Lelaki melayu dayus, dahlah pukul bini and mulut macam sial. Ada hati nak kutuk saya tak pakai tudung? Inilah masalahnya kalau dah bodoh!" and I turn and walk away.

Of course, the stupid name calling doesn't stop and I can hear him cussing in the background. When I finally remembered that it would make sense to take a picture of him, I was already behind the turnstile. But whenever I pointed the phone towards him, he would attempt to hide behind someone. And flick me off on the side.

Sementara itu di media sosial, netizen memuji tindakan Suri yang cuba melindungi wanita berkenaan dari terus dikasari lelaki dayus itu.

"Itulah yang sepatutnya dilakukan oleh orang awam apabila ternampak kejadian seperti ini walaupun ramai yang akan bersikap seperti lelaki dayus itu, tak nak campur urusan rumah tangga orang lain.

"Lelaki yang jerit tak pakai tudung tu memang tak ada modal lain. Otak singkat, perangai hodoh," kata Rohana.
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          Foreign nationals make up 10% of UK population, 65,000 broke migration laws    
Preview Foreign nationals account for about 10 percent of the population of Britain, according to new figures. Immigration offences linked to the mass movement of people continue to preoccupy British law enforcement agencies.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Venturing Into The Unknown   
As I was writing my first post for the Voices of Youth Blogging Internship, my father collapsed in the kitchen due to a stroke. The first month of my internship was filled with uncertainty as I strugg...
          Reflection: The 3 P's   
On the 27th February, I received one of the best emails I have ever received. I had been selected to join a once in a lifetime internship with UNICEF’s Voices of Youth, working alongside young people ...
          Joyce McMillan: SNP faces its biggest problem in 25 years   
Joyce McMillan: SNP faces its biggest problem in 25 years
- Even leaving party considerations aside, the implications of Brexit for Scotland's economy, and for the future of its people, are so grave that it would ...

          Russia, US & China able to join forces in tackling global challenges – Lavrov   
Preview Russia, the US, and China uniting to tackle global challenges is still a realistic scenario, given the three nations’ influence on international affairs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Oil continues to rally on US production drop   
Preview Crude prices gained on Friday for a seventh straight session as worries over global oversupply eased after the US posted a decline in weekly output.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          It's finally being recognized': Indigenous adoption practices now acknowledged in Quebec   
It's finally being recognized': Indigenous adoption practices now acknowledged in Quebec
- Quebec's new custom adoption bill could fix ID issues for Inuit ... and Elena Labranche, director of Inuit Values and Practices for the Nunavik Board of ...

          Media Services Technician - Ashtead, Surrey - £21,330 to £24,290 - Closes 14/7/17   
https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6547048/media-services-technician/?LinkSource=PremiumListing
          June 30, 2017 - MemoryWell w/ Jay Newton-Small   
Who'll tell YOUR story? Or your loved one's? Pat chats with journalist Jay Newton-Small who has started a new project to improve care for dementia and Alzheimer's patients! www.MemoryWell.com MemoryWell helps put your loved one's story in concise and interesting terms to help caregivers better understand a person's background, their lively past, the music they enjoyed, the places they worked, etc. This results in caregivers better able to care for their charges, it helps the patient retain dignity, and the family members get a wonderful remembrance of their relative's life. Follow Jay on Twitter @jnsmall If you'd like more info on MemoryWell's Kickstarter campaign, find it here: http://kck.st/2siQgX7
          Episode 79: interview with Toby Norman, cofounder & CEO of simprints   
Simprints is a nonprofit tech company from the University of Cambridge that is building an affordable, secure, rugged, open-source fingerprint system that works in the world’s toughest settings. According to the World Bank, an estimated 1.1 billion people, the majority of them living in Asia and Africa, struggle to access basic services and rights due...
          Israeli Air Force targets Syrian military positions in response to ‘errant projectile’   
Preview Israel's air force has targeted a Syrian military position with an airstrike, after a projectile launched towards Israel landed in the Golan Heights, the Israel Defense Forces announced.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Cash-strapped police relax monitoring of sex offender to focus on ‘high-risk’ criminals    
Preview British police forces are to scale back on their monitoring of sex offenders, including rapists, to focus on higher-risk criminals, the National Police Chiefs’ Council has said.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          United States wants to sell coal to coal-rich Ukraine   
Preview President Donald Trump has vowed to unleash the 'vast energy wealth' of the United States. He wants to sell American coal to Ukraine, which faces a shortage as military conflict tears its coal-rich Donbass region apart.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Low-cost phone & internet federal programs waste millions – report   
Preview The federally-funded program Lifeline is designed for low-income Americans, but now it’s under fire for practices that allegedly include massive waste of taxpayer money. The FCC has expressed its intent to fix the issues in response.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          House may stall Senate’s Russia sanctions even after technical issue resolved   
Preview New sanctions drawn up against Russia in the US Senate are no longer snagged by a technical matter, but the bill may still be in limbo, as it faces opposition in the House of Representatives.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          House passes ‘Kate’s Law’ and ‘No Sanctuary for Criminals Act’ targeting illegal immigration    
Preview Two immigration bills have passed the House, mostly along party lines. Two dozen Democrats voted with the GOP on “Kate’s Law” to impose tougher sentences on illegal re-entry into the US, while another vote on “sanctuary cities” was even more partisan.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Quality Assurance Manager - IDSS - Brooklyn, NY   
Quality Assurance Manager is required for a 3 month contract (most likely will extend at least to 12 months or more) for a major financial services firm.... $35,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:31:56 GMT - View all Brooklyn, NY jobs
          Agent/Financial Services Professional - New York Life - Dawson, MN   
The New York Life sales force is 12,000 people strong. We pride ourselves on having one of the best-trained and most well-respected sales teams in the industry
From Indeed - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:25:29 GMT - View all Dawson, MN jobs
          Outside Sales Rep - Builders FirstSource - Madison, MN   
Spends majority of daily activities away from employer’s place of business making sales calls and obtaining orders or contracts for services and products....
From Builders FirstSource - Fri, 05 May 2017 13:51:56 GMT - View all Madison, MN jobs
          Looking for Something Different This Summer? Try These Bizarre Nearby Road Trips   
Two of the most offbeat places in the U.S. are just a half-days drive from Sioux Falls. Continue reading…
          Registered Nurse - Windsor Resources - Windsor, NY   
All contracts are for 36 hours - we can discuss duration. URGENT RN NEEDS IN NY STATE:....
From Indeed - Fri, 19 May 2017 18:54:41 GMT - View all Windsor, NY jobs
          The high cost to business of poor information experiences   

Every day, businesses are creating information experiences which have the potential to promote shared understanding and support important business outcomes – or equally, to deliver the exact opposite.

The post The high cost to business of poor information experiences appeared first on Second Road.


          Ukraine faces fine over Eurovision delays, decision to bar Russian entrant   
Preview Ukraine is to pay a hefty fine because of severe delays in the organization of the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as Kiev’s decision to bar the Russian entrant from the competition.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Donetsk university partially destroyed in likely explosive device blast - authorities   
Preview The University of Commerce in central Donetsk has been partially destroyed in what the head of the emergency services of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has described preliminary as a blast caused by an explosive device.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          By: Problem Child Bride aka wirepeach   
Hello you three. To be honest, I'm talking our actual danger up a bit, for drama's sake. Upper Ojai had to be evacuated but we down in the lower valley were never really in serious danger. They had 4000 firefighters who really know their stuff on the case and property damage is their primary concern so a number of houses and a school in the East end of town had already been sprayed with retardant. We all have to comply with brush clearing ordinances around our houses way before fire-season starts too. The ash falling everywhere and the air being thick with smoke was the main thing for us, which isn't really so bad when you think of the Arizona fires of a couple years ago. Hold up, I'll see if I can find a picture... Ran', I think they may have guessed. ;)
          6 etiquette rules for shared workspaces   

Coworking spaces have become all the rage for those with the independence to work outside a traditional office but seek a sense of community and the advantage of shared resources.

The post 6 etiquette rules for shared workspaces appeared first on Holy Kaw!.


          What we learned on a tour of the Sawyer Hotel   
Many of the public spaces and all the conference spaces inside the $190.3 million Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC’s Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento are vast, and they seem even larger because of their floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel entrance is three-and-a-half stories of open space inside, with a wall of glass facing J Street — and more glass upstairs facing Downtown Commons. The designers worked to keep clean lines, and the idea was to have lots of wide-open glass “to bring the outdoors…

          ​SoCal Independence Day travelers to pay record-low price for gas   
The number of travelers over the Fourth of July holiday is expected to exceed a record high of 5 million statewide and 3.1 million in the Southland, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Those travelers also will pay the lowest Independence Day level prices for gas since 2005 in most areas, AAA said. As of June 29, the retail statewide average was $2.94 a gallon for regular unleaded, four cents less than a week ago. In 2005 at this time, the average California price was $2.46…

          Great Places in South Jersey to Eat Crabs, According to You   
Recently, we asked where you love to get eat crabs during summertime in South Jersey. Here's a list of places you recommended!
          Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July Giveaway Hop   


Welcome to Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July blog hop! Sponsored by Aroma Foundry, giving one lucky winner a $25. Gift Code. Hosted by  MamatheFox.com, and co-hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did it. Brought to you by Mom To Grandma! After my entry form you will find many more bloggers with great prizes for you to win, Enjoy and Good Luck!

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

We have had the opportunity to receive some essential oils from Aroma Foundry for a review.



So many people are turning to essential oils. Essential oils are liquid extracts that are distilled from plants, flowers and trees. It often takes the entire plant or more to produce a single drop of oil, making essential oils very concentrated.

I received Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint Essential Oils from Aroma Foundry. I found, compared to some other places that sell Essential Oils, Aroma Foundry has very affordable prices. Other places can get costly.



Eucalyptus Essential oil is 100% pure and all-natural. This Essential Oil is sourced from the United States, hand bottled in California, and hand-inspected and boxed at their facility in Santa Barbara.

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

Tea Tree oil was first extracted in Australia. Aroma Foundry sticking to their native theme, sourced their 100% pure and all-natural Tea Tree oil from down under.



The Tea Tree, which has become my favorite, can do just about anything. It's Antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. Can you imagine the list I could come up for the uses of Tea Tree oil. If your going to invest in essential oil, I would recommend putting Tea Tree oil on one of your first orders.

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Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most useful, unique, and popular essential oils. Aroma Foundry gets theirs in the United States; when you catch a whiff it'll recall lavender flowers you walk by in a planter or garden. Steam distilled from the violet blue flowers, its 100% pure and all natural and is also 100% made from lavender oil.

I have used these essential oils in my difuser to make the house smell amazing. I have used them to replace some of my chemical cleaners. I love them and I don't think I'll be going back to some of those cleaners. Aroma Foundry makes getting these essential oils at a cost that wont hurt our budget.

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          Irene Simpson posted a blog post   
Irene Simpson posted a blog post

Financing Your Dream RV: A Few Smart Tips

A total of 430,691 RV units were shipped in 2016. This number itself is quite impressive, but what makes it truly interesting is the fact that it marked a gain of 15.1 percent over the past year – the seventh consecutive annual increase for the RV sector. So, there’s little doubt that motor homes are increasing in popularity among US residents. And there are plenty of reasons why—from IRS tax deductions to lifestyle needs. If you are interested in becoming the proud owner of a motor home, you will find plenty of models – diesel or gas – available for sale online. If you do not have all the money as ready cash, opt for other forms of financing.Now, the term financing makes a lot of people nervous, but the truth is, it isn’t all that complicated. It certainly isn’t the black hole people make it out to be. Sure, there are a lot of things you don’t understand about it, but that’s what we’re here for. Check out our handy guide to financing your own personal gas or diesel RV below:Establish a Strict RV BudgetEven though a used RV model is less expensive than a factory-fresh one, it still costs a lot of money. This is why you should set a budget before you start scouring the Internet in search of usedmotor homes. There is a limit to how much you’re able to afford, and under no circumstances, no matter how good a deal it is, should you exceed that limit. Keep your expectations realistic; otherwise, you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment.Arrange for Down PaymentFinancing your RV is a great idea, but you will still have to pay a sizeable amount as down payment. For this reason, you need to save money.  Down payments are generally at least 10 percent of the purchase price. The reason why you should try to pay as much down payment as possible is that the more you pay, the more your monthly payment drop. This makes it more cost-efficient.Learn to Negotiate ProperlyNegotiations are a crucial part of buying an RV. You need to proceed with caution since this is where most RV buyers end up losing money. Be tactful so that you do not end up agreeing to an interest that would add up to a whopping amount over the life of the loan, and even rival the price of the whole motor home itself. So, you need to be alert and play it smart.Make Sure Your Credit Score is GoodThe right kind of financing brings with it plenty of benefits. But to qualify for such financing arrangements, your credit score needs to be good. However, this isn’t anything to panic about, because barring a terrible credit past, you should be able to secure an RV loan in the vicinity of 10 percent or less quite easily.The chances of good financing also increase exponentially when you pay 20 percent or so out of your own pockets as down payment. This is because you assume a greater part of the financial risk associated with the purchase, and lending institutions prefer that.Find the Right Financing OnlineIf you browse for RV models on the Internet, you are likely to come across great financing arrangements. Though most of them are genuine, a few of them are scams. So, read all the information carefully before you proceed any further. If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. Loan companies specializing in RV loans should be your first choice as they know the industry inside-out and can fit the requirements of a motor home buyer to a T.Lots of used diesel motor homes are put up for sale on the Internet. Choose the one you like and then opt for financing to meet the expense. Enjoy RV-ing and unleash the adventurer in you.See More

          Hannah Whittenly posted a blog post   
Hannah Whittenly posted a blog post

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

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

          Seagull USV Demo Unique Operational Capabilities in Belgian North Sea MCMTrials   
Seagull, Elbit Systems’ groundbreaking Multi-Mission USV,participated in the bi-national MCM trials for unmanned maritime systems that were organized by the Directorate General of Material Resources (DGMR) of the Belgian Defence Ministry.Taking part in the trials conductedat the beginning of June off the Belgian Zeebrugge Naval Base,were several companies operating different types of unmanned underwater and surface vehicles. Seagull isa 12-meter long USV that can be operated from a mo...
          Garry House posted a discussion   
Garry House posted a discussion

And then the GM said, “We used to do that!”

It was in late 1987, and I was conducting an in-dealership workshop focused on Financial and Operational Planning and Controls. I was describing an F&I process that I had recommended to increase service contract penetration, when the general manager said, “We used to do that.” In response to his statement, I asked, “Did it work?” “Absolutely,” he answered. I was tempted to say, “Then why did you stop doing it?”, but I was new to the consulting business and didn’t want to risk offending one of my few clients. As it turns out, it was probably just as well that I refrained from asking that question. Because in my 30 years of training and consulting, if I’ve heard a client-dealer or manager say, “We used to do that” once, I’ve heard it five hundred times. And in the numerous times that I’ve asked, “Why did you stop?”, I’ve never gotten a good answer (but rather mostly blank stares).Well, the two real reasons for why they stopped aren’t all that hard to identify:Either new people (managers, producers, or both) have joined the organization and brought with them their own way of doing things, orThe activity or process that was discontinued was never well-anchored in the organization to begin with.I’ve written previously about dealership cultural needs and deficiencies. One of the tenets of any strong business culture is Accountability Management. And one of the primary elements of effective accountability management in an automotive dealership is to:Develop and implement a systemic structure. (Because we know that dissimilar people operating within a systemic structure will produce similar results.)The “systemic structure” refers to clearly defined processes. So when we have a proven process that consistently produces measurable and predictable results, that process must become embedded within the culture of our dealership. It needs to be continually savored, enhanced, honored, and talked about.Would you like to improve your dealership culture so you’ll never get caught saying, “We used to do that?” Review my web site at www.ghaGPS.com and learn how Garry House & Associates provides Value First, and then call me at 561-744-2627. I’ll listen and recommend a solution that’s right for you and your team.Warmest regards,Garry House                                See More

          Rachael Murphey posted a blog post   
Rachael Murphey posted a blog post

5 Health Problems Mechanics Should Be Concerned About

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

          Accountant / Bookkeeper (Temp to hire role) - Pinnacle Recruitment Services - Bakersfield, CA   
Duties and Responsibilities * Receives all invoices; records and writes checks for account payable. * Post payroll and other non-check bank withdrawals to
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          My dreams are finally coming true...   
Sometimes I get really nervous when strangers read my blog, some of the things I've written are so personal and endearing to me I wonder how will people react when they read it...is it too personal to share, how do I draw the thin line of sharing my inner thoughts and trying to pick which ones get audited and then hidden somewhere else under my subconscious?


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


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


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


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

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


          Chasing The Dream...   
Bali...The Island of Gods..Is it true?

We shall find out...

As beautiful as it looks, the padi fields are way too high for me to just jump and bath in all the glory. Nope, I took this picture on my morning walk on the last day, needed that high-intensity exercise and kept going back and forth the quiet road. All around our villa is padi fields and some halfly done villas and local houses of the villagers. Canggu is serene, and is the perfect location to get away from the Seminyak buzz....and the view is calming...

As my short trip unravels with a few souvenirs of aching sore throat and dry coughs, I realized that Bali was quite enjoyable as I arrived the previous days a true pessimist crying in my heart please let it be as painless as possible. Why the negative thoughts, well for a start I didn't want to go as my main responsibility still resides at Potato Head Jakarta but dream awaits and I needed to chase it.

My bestie, Revka is there with Minami whose a local girl - half jap half indo, sweet and very down to earth. Never spend holidays with Revka in Bali so we sort of treasure our little time we had downing fruit juices at Cocoon Bar which has a very nice view to the beach but I kinda felt out of place, too posh for me but hey for goodtime's sake!

It has been my full time "dream" to have my own shop, where I can take care of it and do stuff in it like my little polly pocket land. I know it kinda sounds scary but isn't every fashion designer's dream to have a long lasting legacy, a brand or a concept that they can share to the rest of the world? and hard work does pay off at the end of the day right? or are we purely now living in the age of "at the right time and at the right place?"

Potato Head Beach Club on its way to the opening on the 25th of November. Still a lot of work to be done but nothing is impossible and it will be open sooner or later so just keep at it! Big-Colosseum in the making, will be three times bigger than our next next door neighbor and no it's not the W Resort. It'll dam* well kick a** and yes I can swear on my blog.

As much as I am now in Jakarta, I kept thinking about Bali, not of Potato Head Beach Club, but of Eleven, the newly named concept shop. I guess everyone would be shouting to my ears now, of course I should be panicking and thinking about it as it would be open in less than a week! and we hardly have anything in it! hahaha we do work better when we're under pressure don't we?

Blessing Potato Head Beach Club by the local Balinese people, a traditional blessing ceremony. It was very peaceful and I think we need as much blessings as we could grab! Although we better get a priest asap as my mom would say...Hey mom since you're reading this maybe we should? Everyone was in the traditional get up too, nice to see....

But I have two lovely bosses and they are helping us all, how dearly nice of my brother to lend us his antique furniture to fill the shop and how nice of his partner to not go ballistic that the shop is still empty as of NOW! But I am losing sleep over this and my right eye is still twitching since the past two weeks and I'm getting worried....

The way to the fine dining, guess how many window panes we used...or here's a better question, is it almost 500 or 1000? It's amazing that now you can see how it all complements each other, the ceramics on the ceiling, the color of the wood, the washed green flooring, the retro railings and everything seem to be falling in love with each other.
I think my brother and his partner are both true romantics...

Every angle is photogenic.

Finally the grand entrance is on display!

Find Potato Head Beach Club at Jln Petitenget, next to W Resort, Seminyak Bali.
And find ELEVEN at the same address :)






          Primary Historical Sources in the Classroom: Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science   

A collection of modules for teaching and learning by 'reading the masters'


          External Influences on U.S. Undergraduate Mathematics Curricula: 1950-2000   

Math modeling, finite & discrete math, calculus reform, & more


          Deal: Save 40% off UVI Sparkverb, UVX-3P & UVX-10P synth emulations 50% off   
UVI Sparkverb salePlugin Boutique has launched an exclusive sale on Sparkverb, the algorithmic reverb plugin that traverses everything from natural sounding spaces to infinite,
          Setting The Goalposts   
Chances are that the Grand Jury investigating the Plame leak will reach some sort of decision this week. They may or may not indict high-ranking members of the Bush administration, and the charges may, or may not, mostly involve perjury.
          Hola Media Group Announces the Appointment of James Costos, Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, as Senior U.S. Advisor   
NEW YORK, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hola Media Group, the Spanish international media company which largely targets the Hispanic market, and specializes in celebrity, lifestyle and entertainment news, announces today the appointment of Ambassador James Costos as Senior U.S. Advisor,...
          Camber Energy Announces Delay In Financial And Reserve Report Filing   

HOUSTON, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CEI) ("Camber Energy" or the "Company"), in independent oil and gas company, today announced that it is delaying the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 with the Securities...



          Allen, Sarah Lee   
Age 78, of Birmingham, AL. Graveside Services will be Sat., July 1, 2017, 11 am at Highland Memorial Gardens. Davenport & Harris Directing.
          GOL announces Material Fact - Corporate Reorganization of Controlled Companies   

SAO PAULO, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. ("GLAI"), (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil's #1 airline, in compliance with the provisions in §4 of article 157 of Law no. 6404, dated December 15, 1976, as amended, and in CVM Instruction no. 358/2002, and in...



          Blackwood, Richard L.   
Funeral Services will be Friday, June 30, at 12 pm in Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 10am until service time on Friday.
          Boyd Sr., Bobby R.   
Memorial services will be held Noon Saturday at International Faith Ministries (720 Lynn Ave, Birmingham 35217). Roberts Funeral Services,...
          Have Investors Been Overlooking Concho Resources Inc?   
There isn't much buzz surrounding this Permian Basin driller despite a top-tier balance sheet and growth prospects.
          NEW Fan Pics of Diana Gabaldon at the Denver Comic Con   
Here are some NEW Fan Pics of Diana Gabaldon at the Denver Comic MORE AFTER THE JUMP! SOURCES 1 | 2
          Traces of my presence at events (Selected recordings 2012-2017)   
I go to speak at events without commercial or monetary intentions. I primarily go to meet people and
          For sale - Power Rangers Figures and Accessories Lot -150+... - $60   

Simsbury 06070, CT, United States
Photos display the entire lot of official Power Ranger Figures and Power Ranger accesseries. Over 150 individual pieces containing 40+ figures. The lot is used and is being sold is. Box is 16lbs Please contact me if you have any questions.
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          Colston, Pamela Renee   
Funeral Services will be Sat., July 1, 2017, 1 pm at Friendship Baptist Church of Homewood with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Davenport & Harris...
          3 Reasons Philip Morris International, Inc. Stock Could Fall   
The global tobacco giant faces challenges. Find out about them.
          Daniel, Rosie   
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Zion Memorial Gardens....
          “More than half” of CITIC’s PB branches in China launched DPM services over past three months   

More than half of China CITIC Bank’s private banking branches in China have started offering their clients discretionary portfolio management (DPM) services, which the private bank launched three months ago. A person familiar with the matter tells APB Mandate that 20 of the private bank’s 38 branches in China now have active DPM client accounts, […]

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          Hall, Melvin L.   
Funeral Services will be held on Sat., July 1, 2017, 11 am at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Davenport...
          GTA Online: Independence Day DLC is live – new supercar, star-spangled weapons and more   
Star-spangled weapons skins and free t-shirts, new racer Vagner available. GTA Online’s Independence Day content has been activated – login to the game and you’ll be able to access it right away. The Independence Day DLC includes skins and liveries for the Mobile Operations Centers and weapons. You can see prices for those right here. […]
          PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting its first loot balance update, so hold your SCAR-L close for now   
A balance update will change how often you encounter certain pieces of loot while you’re desperately scrambling to stay alive in Battlegrounds. In a post on the game’s Steam community page, the eponymous Playerunknown has announced some of the changes coming in the next update, ahead of tomorrow’s full set of patch notes. “Due to […]
          Jessica Murphy United States   

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Jessica Murphy SFL North America Campus Coordinator in Wisconsin gets threatened for speaking out Jessica Murphy, a Campus Coordinator in Wisconsin, recently had a blog post published by the MacIver Institute, a free market think tank based in Wisconsin. In her blog, Jessica highlighted the ‘Top Five Wasteful Classes’ provided by the University of Wisconsin system, which is a system of public universities funded by the Wisconsin taxpayer. One of the classes the blog targeted as wasteful was Teaching for Social Justice, a course whose syllabus specifically aims to instill in the teachers of tomorrow a sensitivity to address injustices viewed through a lens of identity politics giving sex/race/class/sexuality a prominent place in the course’s analysis. As Jessica said in her blog post, “A […]

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          The Xbox Ultimate Games Sale offers discounts on over 100 games   
The traditional mid-year Xbox Ultimate Games Sale is a doozy this year. The list of games on Major Nelson’s Blog is massive, as is to be expected. To make things a bit easier, here are some top picks from the list, and how heavily they are discounted (prices will vary by region; first discount is […]
          New teams and a Sydney-based second division – the future of the A-League?   

As the scramble for the next two A-League places and talk of a second division heats up Sydney will be in the thick of it. The current front runner for expansion in Sydney is Sutherland but they aren’t the only potential location. Transport problems and geography have made Sydney a tribal city which is a […]

Article link: New teams and a Sydney-based second division – the future of the A-League?. Written by The Crowd, on The Roar - Your Sports Opinion.


          The world's most beautiful ports: 19 places you must arrive at by sea   
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          Winter Olympic medal chances lifted for British skiers after funding boost   
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          250561-2017: Espagne-Barcelone: Enseignes et plaques indicatrices lumineuses   
Date de publication: 30/06/2017 | Date limite: 04-09-2017 | Document: Avis de marché
          249688-2017: Espagne-Reus: Services de réparation et d'entretien d'installations de bâtiments   
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          Voices from the Silent City   

Join us for this one of a kind costumed, guided tour set in the Eureka Spring Municipal Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East.  Tours from 5:3-8:30 PM each night.  Meet some of Eureka’s colorful “passed” residents that helped shape our quirky little town.  Tickets available at any Cornerstone Bank location, Chamber of Commerce, E S […]

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          The faces of Siberia: incredible portraits of indigenous people in the world's coldest place   
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          Mallory, Henry James "Jim"   
It is with great sadness that the family of Henry "Jim" James Mallory, 70, announces his passing on June 27, 2017, after a courageous battle with a...
          Voices from the Silent City   

Join us for this one of a kind costumed, guided tour set in the Eureka Spring Municipal Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East.  Tours from 5:3-8:30 PM each night.  Meet some of Eureka’s colorful “passed” residents that helped shape our quirky little town. Tickets will be available at any Cornerstone Bank location, Chamber of Commerce, […]

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          Dolphins Throwback Thursday: Ajayi Ices Bills   
Eric Roddy unveils another Miami Dolphins Throwback Thursday. This time, it's RB Jay Ajayi icing a cold game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 16.
          Moore, John A.   
John A. Moore, 90, of Pleasant Grove AL died on June 28, 2017. Services will be at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on Friday, June 30,...
          8mm Round Natural Wood Beads - 100 pieces by TheBeadedBead   

6.00 USD

One hundred natural unfinished wood 8mm round beads with 7/64" (2.7mm) hole. If you would like to order a smaller quantity here is a link to my listing for 20 of these beads
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74650511/8mm-round-natural-wood-beads-20-pieces

Unfinished wood beads are perfect for your craft project. Paint, stain, embellish or use them as is for a great natural look.

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I have a wide selection of unfinished and finished wood beads. Click here to see my Wood Bead Shop Section
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBeadedBead?section_id=7383883

Need a different quantity than you see listed here? Just contact me to set up a Reserved Listing!


          Indigenous Learner Liaison Officer - Bow Valley College - Calgary, AB   
Provide a high level of service to learners to connect with Learner Success Services (Accessibility, Career Srevices, Counselling & Wellness, Financial Aid, RGO... $50,988 - $68,880 a year
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          Comment on A postcard from the past: Shaw House and Lido by N Narayanan   
Thanks again Mr Jerome Lim, for this latest post on Orchard Road. Like the proverbial bad penny, here I turn up again (please feel free not to put up my comments if for any reason they are unwelcome, but believe me they are made purely as incidental to your commentary) 'A nation of shopkeepers' is reportedly a not-too-complimentary phrase referring to England going back to 1794 (Wikipedia). Much in the same vein, one could say we Singaporeans could be dubbed 'a nation of shoppers'. 'Orchard Road' is apparently the 'flavour of the moment' with pleas being made 'to restore the vibrancy of the area', mainly by those whose memories &/or experiences go back to more recent times. True, their attitudes may be reflected in the phrase 'Orchard Road, Singapore: Asia's Most Famous Shopping Street ..." as one description goes. But time was when it was less 'glitzy' and a more sedate and respectable upper-middle-class residential area, as would be fitting for its proximity to the 'Governor's House' - in colonial times - and 'The Istana - President's Residence' since Independence. In sharp contrast, Orchard Road has today earned the distinction of being 'Every Shopper's Paradise', with much of the credit being accorded to those who have developed the area. While giving them their due, I personally find it sad that in this context, all-forgotten now is my then-boss the late Mr Moshe J Nassim, founder of the Auctioneers & Estate Agents firm 'Nassim & Co Ltd'. Circa 1950 he persuaded the Hongkong Bank to buy the land where MacDonald House now stands, confidently assuring them 'Orchard Road will be the place of future Singapore'.He was eminently qualified in his observations, as he had been resident in the area from pre-WWII years. Surely Mr Nassim needs to be remembered for his foresight. In property matters, he was largely responsble in opening up the then undeveloped ulu areas of Frankel Estate, Loyang and Sarimbun. Returning to 'Orchard Road, quite by accident, I just stumbled upon a video blog titled 'Singapore in 1956' - MichaelRogge. 'Published on Jun 19, 2013 -- Singapore as a world port more than half a century ago. I see bankers walking around in white tropical suits as I did myself at the time in Hong Kong...' (Source/Link: ) The clear views of the Orchard Road/Dhoby Ghaut corner are stunning, as too Union Building (now Tung Centre) at Collyer Quay, and these, along with others in the clip, will surely evoke nostalgic memories in those who were here in Singapore more than six decades back. For a more recent appreciative view, this post (http://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/places-to-see/orchard.html) sums up:- ''Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned shopper, Orchard Road, a 2.2km shopping belt, is the place for retail therapy. 'Who'd have thought that over 150 years ago, Orchard Road was just a small lane lined with fruit orchards, nutmeg plantations and pepper farms. A look back By the 1850s, these humble origins had changed. People moved in, along with outdoor hawker centres, wet markets, cemeteries, temples, and even an open-air laundry basin. It was only in 1903 that Orchard Road’s shops sprung up, with Singapore's first supermarket, where The Centrepoint now stands. The first department store was opened by local merchant C.K Tang in 1958 on a plot of land facing a cemetery. When it was demolished in 1982, it was replaced by the landmark Tang Plaza, which houses a local department store and hotel. In the 1970s, cinemas, a bowling alley and ever larger malls followed, and Orchard Road’s reputation as an entertainment hub grew. Spoilt for choice Today, Orchard Road is flanked by iconic shopping malls, restaurants and hotels, choc-a-bloc with retail, dining and entertainment choice for every taste and budget. Designer threads, fast fashion, upscale restaurants, ethnic wares, art galleries and relaxed hangouts – you name it, Orchard Road has it. Here’s a tip: while the almond and jambu trees are no more, huge angsana trees lining the large pedestrian mall give ample shade from the blazing sun – making this still a nice place to stroll'''' Thanks for the memories!
          Disc shaped Czech wooden spacer beads - 8 x 3mm cream white natural - 50 pieces by TheBeadedBead   

3.00 USD

Fifty 8 x 3mm with 2mm hole. Natural vintage Czech wooden disc shaped spacer beads. Very pretty!

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          Phillips, Dorothy   
Dorothy Louise Phillips, age 86, of Fairhope, AL, passed away June 24, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 30, 2017, from the chapel of...
          16mm ( 5/8 inch ) Round Unfinished Wooden Beads - 50 pieces by TheBeadedBead   

6.00 USD

Fifty 16mm (approx. 5/8") round unfinished wooden beads with 5/32" (approx. 4mm) hole. If you would like to order a smaller quantity here is a link to my listing for 10 of these beads
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          Wooden Rounded Cube Beads - large (3/4 inch ) square beads - 10 pieces by TheBeadedBead   

4.50 USD

Large wooden rounded cube beads. 20 x 20mm (3/4") natural unfinished wood beveled cube beads with 5.5mm hole. Ten pieces.

Unfinished wood beads are perfect for your craft project. Paint, stain, embellish or use them as is for a great natural look.

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          Unfinished Wood Beads Assortment - 50 pieces unusual shapes by TheBeadedBead   

12.50 USD

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          Facebook donne à ses modérateurs un "accès complet" aux comptes d'utilisateurs soupçonnés de liens terroristes   
Problème: Facebook refuse de définir ce qu'est le "terrorisme". Cette démarche semble aller bien au-delà des efforts récemment déployés par l'entreprise pour utiliser son intelligence artificielle et ses ressources humaines afin de lutter contre le terrorisme sur la plate-forme.
          Savage, Master Amere Rayshun   
Services celebrating his life will be held at 12 NOON, Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Grant Chapel AME (6931 Division Ave) with burial in Zion Memorial...
          Hola!! chico joven busca chica....   
Hola! mi nombre es raúl, tengo 34 años, soy de barcelona; yo busco una sincera y buena amistad con una chica/o de 20 a 40 años aprox. Con quien poder tener una agradable conversación y compartir hobbies..como ir al cine, playa, montaña, viajar, espectáculos...o simplemente salir por la ciudad y tomar algo en cualquier terrazita mientras conversamos. soy buena persona, sano, deportista, atento, muy agradable en el trato. Pero a veces me siento un...
          Nuevas voces solidarias con Cuba, tras declaraciones de Trump   
Nuevas voces solidarias con Cuba, tras declaraciones de Trump
Deseamos expresar nuestro total apoyo al mensaje de la Uneac y llamamos igualmente a todos los hombres y mujeres de buena voluntad y amantes de…

          Microsoft confirme enfin l’acquisition de Cloudyn   
Annoncée par la presse dès le mois d’avril, l’acquisition de la jeune pousse israélienne Cloudyn vient seulement d’être confirmée par Microsoft. Elle propose une plateforme SaaS qui automatise le suivi des coûts d’un service cloud. qui est compatible avec les principaux services cloud publics.
          Spencer, Lakesiha M.   
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church with burial in New Grace Hill Cemetery....
          Now Free: iRAW   
iRAW
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iRAW is a manual and automatic camera app. It has two modes of operation, one for newer iOS devices that support RAW photography, and one for previous iOS devices that did not. On newer devices (like the iPhone SE and 7), all photos are stored in DNG (digital negative) RAW format, which if correctly processed can result in very nice photographs. On less current devices (like the iPhone 5s and 6), photos are stored in lossless, compressed TIFF format, which is better than JPEG. iOS devices that support RAW require about 15 MB per DNG file, whereas TIFFs are larger. iRAW lets you upload photos to DropBox or send them as email attachments. When running on older devices iRAW has more features including digital zoom and color filters. I'm in the process of adding these features to iRAW for newer iOS devices, too. In manual mode, iRAW provides sliders to control shutter speed and ISO. There is an optional 2-second delay. There is a live histogram to help you take better photos. There is a live level in landscape mode to help you take perfectly horizontal shots, and it can be calibrated from the menu.
          Man convicted of trying to rape a woman says he 'enjoys the hunt'   
Frank Yeager, from Pennsylvania, now faces up to 20 years in prison
          Top Bucks commuter towns for house prices and fast Crossrail commutes   
Langley takes first prize for Bucks as commuter home buyers eagerly anticipate the Elizabeth line opening next year.
          Price Drop: Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition   
Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition
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Preis: 3,49 € -> 1,09 €
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Fourth Grade Learning Games has 13-games, including English, Math and Science games. It is perfect for all fourth graders to help them develop important skills to top their grade 4 class. Learning the basics has never been made this fun and easy. With a variety of carefully designed activities to choose from, your kids will surely enjoy studying as much as playing. With the cute character, Bunny, this learning tool teaches fractions, factors, spelling games, adjectives and nouns, parts of the body, abbreviations, matter, trivia, decimals, and many more! Parents can participate by being involved in coaching and monitoring how well their kids are doing in each of the activity. Be amazed at how easy this rabbit adventure of fourth grade learning will make. Help your child become the top of their class by mastering all the activities in this app. What a fantastic time of learning! Let the bunny motivate your child with positive encouragement and playful music. Activities include are: 1. Abbreviations – Covers the basic abbreviations in the English Language 2. Adjectives and Nouns – Helps the student identify the adjective that best describes the noun 3. Capital Letters – Proper use of capitalization is vital for Grade 4 students as they learn formal writing. 4. Sentences – Rearrange the words to make meaningful sentences 5. Spelling – Spell the word or identify the right spelling of the word 6. Synonyms and Antonyms – Identify words that mean the same or opposite 7. Matter ...
          Trump's travel ban faces new legal challenge from Hawaii as battle between administration and state continues   
The state is seeking to allow grandparents, uncles, aunts, and other distant relatives of US residents to enter the country
          Isis has 'fallen' in Iraq and is now hanging on by a thread in its last stronghold   
Militants launch counter attack on US-backed Kurdish forces advancing on de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa, but days of the caliphate are numbered
          Health Services Specialist (RN) part time New Minas, NS - McKesson - Nova Scotia   
Participate in the development of reports and tools for identifying signals that will flag misunderstanding, misconduct, fraud or other out of protocol program...
From McKesson - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:03:48 GMT - View all Nova Scotia jobs
          Health Services Specialist (RN) 1 year contract St. John's NL - McKesson - Newfoundland and Labrador   
Participate in the development of reports and tools for identifying signals that will flag misunderstanding, misconduct, fraud or other out of protocol program...
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          networx: Finance Analyst – Property Services / AAT / Housing / Rent Systems   
Salary £30,569 - £33,626pa: networx: Passionate about great places to live, our client develops a range of new homes. Chippenham, Wiltshire
          networx: ​Financial Analyst – Neighbourhoods / AAT / Housing / Rent Systems   
Salary £30,569 - £33,626pa: networx: Passionate about great places to live, our client develops a range of new homes Chippenham, Wiltshire
          Le irriverenti sculture di pietra dell’artista Hirotoshi Ito   
Le irriverenti sculture di pietra dell'artista Hirotoshi Ito

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

L'articolo Le irriverenti sculture di pietra dell’artista Hirotoshi Ito sembra essere il primo su Libreriamo.


          Lead Consultant - Infrastructure Management - CAN - IPS Canada - Toronto, ON   
CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Infosys Public Services is the leader in consulting, technology, and next-generation services....
From Infosys - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:37:04 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
           Firms that have embraced robots are 'more productive'    
The Bank's chief economist Andy Haldane has warned that the UK faces a productivity problem which has led pay to stagnate for a decade.
          Clinical Services Coordinator - Northern Chiefs Council - Red Lake, ON   
*RESPONSIBILITES* * Coordinates the development of regional clinical telemedicine services * Supports KO eHealth team in the provision of effective
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          Elise Dallemange: Thai police reopen case of dead Belgium backpacker amid cover-up allegations   
Seven tourists have died in mysterious circumstances on the island in the last three years
          Intake/Investigation Worker - Tikinagan Child & Family Services - Red Lake, ON   
Communicate regularly with Chief and Council and the Direct Services Supervisor on investigations and follow-up....
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          Directeur de succursale - Fairstone - Rouyn, QC   
Former et motiver les employés en plus de les aider à progresser. De plus, le directeur de succursale gère les ressources humaines, établit les objectifs de...
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          Associate Vice President Information Technology Services - Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Saskatchewan   
Participate and contribute to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s operational effectiveness in a wide range of strategic, operational and professional decisions through...
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          The fall of Mosul is a defeat for Isis, but it remains a deadly force    
The movement was written off previously by overconfident adversaries in 2007 and 2011. It survived by lying low and waiting for the circumstances to turn once again in its favour, as with the start of the uprising in Syria
          Operateur - Terrapure Environmental - Rouyn, QC   
Respecter les heures allouées à l’entente de service et/ou expliquer au client les différences s’il y a lieu....
From Terrapure Environmental - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:06:42 GMT - View all Rouyn, QC jobs
          Commentaires sur Soldes 399€ ! HP Pavilion 15-au099nf, PC portable 15 pouces Full HD 940MX Skylake par Julien   
Bah les liens de l’article ;) http://www.laptopspirit.fr/wp-content/uploads/new/IMG_0126.png
          Commentaires sur HP Omen 17-W105nf, PC portable 17 pouces GTX 1070 SSD Quad (1299€) par McRide   
Mémoire vive installée (max) : 8 Go (2 x 4 Go) DDR4 2133 MHz (16 Go), 2 slots (occupés) Le 16Go entre parenthèse signifie-t-il la capacité maximale de mémoire vive ?
          Commentaires sur HP Omen 15-ax042nf, PC portable 15 pouces jeu SSD256 i7 960M IPS (749€) par Yohan   
Bonjour, Ordi portable très intéressant Sur la doc il parle de 2 x 8go max en ram Est il vraiment possible d'installer 2 x16 go en 2133mhz ? Merci
          Commentaires sur Soldes 399€ ! HP Pavilion 15-au099nf, PC portable 15 pouces Full HD 940MX Skylake par Brian   
Je veux bien le lien alors car sur l appli et sur le site web, je le vois à 499€ Merci
          Commentaires sur Soldes 399€ ! HP Pavilion 15-au099nf, PC portable 15 pouces Full HD 940MX Skylake par Julien   
Non, il est toujours à 399€.
          Commentaires sur Soldes 399€ ! HP Pavilion 15-au099nf, PC portable 15 pouces Full HD 940MX Skylake par Brian   
Prix repasse à 499€. Quelqu'un sait il comment l avoir à 399€ ? Merci
          Commentaires sur Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe, Ultrabook 14 pouces SSD 512 Kaby Lake 1.1 Kg à 1710€ par Julien   
Logiquement oui via les deux TB3 mais on a un gros doute sur le fait que les deux seront bien à 60 Hz. (reste qu'un ultrabook comme ça, 2 écrans en 4K, ca va le faire souffrir)
          Commentaires sur Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe, Ultrabook 14 pouces SSD 512 Kaby Lake 1.1 Kg à 1710€ par labrousse   
Bonjour. Je voudrais savoir si tous les zenbook 3 de luxe peuvent afficher deux écran 4K supplémentaires...ou alors pouvez vous me dire le ou lesquels...Merci
          Commentaires sur Asus FX753VD-GC101T, PC portable 17 pouces Quad Kaby Full GTX 1050 à 899€ par Eve   
@camille : Merci pour ce retour complet :)
          Commentaires sur Asus FX753VD-GC101T, PC portable 17 pouces Quad Kaby Full GTX 1050 à 899€ par camille   
Pour ceux qui se poseraient des questions : j'ai acheté quasiment la même référence (i7 à la place du i5) il y a deux semaine en promo sans os sur ldlc (929E avec un code promo) : -Il y a un port m2/sata fonctionnel dedans (il manquait seulement la vis pour moi mais j'en avais une en reserve) même si ce n'est pas indiqué clairement sur la fiche du fabriquant. -L’écran est très lumineux si poussé au maximum et les angles de vision sont bons pour du LED (moi j'ai une legere fuite de lumiere visible sur fond noir en bas à gauche mais pas trop genante). -Les températures sont bonnes en charge (environ 53/54°C max pour le proc). Il peut par contre devenir assez bruyant à pleine charge en jeu. -le chassis ne chauffe pas, le clavier et le touchpad sont agréables. -attention : seul l'exterieur de l'ecran est en aluminium, le reste est en plastique. -les performances générales sont très bonnes (bureautique/jeux) et le wifi est particulièrement bon ! -l'autonomie n’excède pas 2h30/3h sur le web en baissant la luminosité (mais 17''/3kg, ce n'est pas vraiment un ultra portable) donc il vaut mieux avoir une prise à côté. -La sortie casque est de bonne qualité, les enceintes internes sont juste correctes : on distingue très bien les voix mais les basses sont absentes. remarque : il est possible de désactiver le rétroéclairage rouge pour obtenir un look plus ordinaire.
          Commentaires sur Promo 649€ - HP Omen 15-ax238nf, PC portable 15 pouces i5 GTX 1050 Full IPS par Olivier.F   
Ok merci beaucoup, claire et rapide
          Commentaires sur Promo 649€ - HP Omen 15-ax238nf, PC portable 15 pouces i5 GTX 1050 Full IPS par Julien   
Pas d'incidence sur la garantie du moment que l'installation est faite "proprement".
          Commentaires sur Asus X756UV-TY029T, PC portable 17 pouces i3 Skylake 920MX blanc par Julien   
Effectivement, on a fait une erreur de référence dans la précipitation. (sinon, oui, c'est une config bureautique proche)
          Commentaires sur Promo 649€ - HP Omen 15-ax238nf, PC portable 15 pouces i5 GTX 1050 Full IPS par Olivier.F   
Ajouter un ssd remet-il en question la garantie du pc?
          Commentaires sur Asus X756UV-TY029T, PC portable 17 pouces i3 Skylake 920MX blanc par Tiana   
Bonsoir, la description du pc n'est pas tout à fait exacte... Chez Darty, le Pc possède un processeur AMD A9-9400 et un disque dur de 2 To. Es-ce que cette configuration est à peu près similaire à celle décrite dans votre article?
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C'est bien ce qui me semblait également. J'ai beau y regarder mais à ma connaissance, il ne sont pas joignables par mail. Si tel est le cas, je trouve cela vraiment navrant pour une plateforme aussi importante. Je vous remercie néanmoins Eve. Cdlt,
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Re c'est Omen 15ax042 qui compend OS Windows 10 .J'ai confondu avec le 238
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@Anonymous : Merci pour ces précisions, c'est corrigé ;)
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@Bobswatt : Bonjour. Sur les visuels, on distingue bien un plateau uSim sur le côté droit entre le port USB et le verrou. Après, il s'agit d'une option et Rue du Commerce ne précise pas sa présence sur le modèle en question. Pour s'en assurer, la seule chose à faire est de l'acheter et de le renvoyer le cas échéant.
          Commentaires sur Dell Latitude E5270-5590 à 399€, ultraportable 12 pouces mat Core i3 Pro par Bobswatt   
Bonjour, Est-il possible d'y insérer une carte sim pour pouvoir surfer en zone non couverte wifi/ethernet ? Merci. Cordialement,
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Merci beaucoup
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Pour un budget de 400/450€, oui, c'est une excellente affaire.
          Avis important aux grands voyageurs cactophiles (cf2) (3 réponses)   
Bonjour !

Toujours à la recherche de taxons impossibles à trouver sous forme de graines, je fais appel à tous les voyageurs cactophiles qui iraient visiter quelque pays d'Amérique que ce soit, y compris les USA ou le Canada.

Pour Taxonomie des Cactaceae "Description des espèces" vol.3 et 4, j'ai besoin de compléter la galerie des photos des graines au microscope numérique. Il reste encore environ 600 taxons à trouver (j'en ai déjà 2000...).

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Je serais heureux de trouver des volontaires pour me rapporter quelques graines des espèces manquantes, notamment des Opuntioidées, que l'on ignore généralement au niveau graines, surtout le genre Opuntia et Cylindropuntia, et d'une manière générale, toutes les graines manquantes sur la liste actualisée que vous pouvez consulter et imprimer.

[www.cactus-aventures.com]

Comme cette liste concerne tous les taxons, si vous désirez une liste des taxons manquants du pays que vous allez visiter, je peux vous en envoyer une via mon e-mail (joel@cactus-aventures.com)

Vos conditions seront les miennes (je ne paye pas le voyage ! ;-) ), j'offre à tous les contributeurs, les droits sur toutes les photos qui seront obtenues des graines, et ils seront dûment cités dans les ouvrages.

De votre côté, pour chaque taxon, il sera nécessaire d'avoir la localisation et une photo, car les identifications ne seront pas toujours possibles sur le terrain et il peut y avoir confusion.

Je sais que c'est un travail de titan, bien pire que celui des deux premiers volumes, mais je souhaite cet ouvrage le plus complet possible ! Et on est près d'y parvenir !

Les graines peuvent aussi provenir de collections si elles sont bien identifiées ou avec photos des plantes et des fruits si possible.
Le facteur temps est avec nous, la publication ne devrait pas intervenir avant 2021 ! :-/

Merci aux 50 personnes qui travaillent déjà sur ce projet de collectes de graines : je viens de recevoir de la part de "forumeurs" une offre de graines de Cleistocactus candelilla ssp piraymirensis, Selenicereus vagans et de Micranthocereus violaciflorus : les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières ! Merci à Fred et à Philippe !

D'avance, merci !
          Commentaires sur MSI GS63 7RE-014X, ultrabook 15 pouces i7 Kaby GTX 1050 Ti SSD IPS à 1499€ par Anonymous   
Très bon article, mais quelques fautes (j'en ai relevé deux, il y en a peut-être que je n'ai pas vu): -Il y a 2 haut-parleurs et non 4 -Il y a 3 ventilateurs et non 2 (2 pour le GPU, 1 pour le CPU)
          nouvelle idenification 2 cactus svp (10 réponses)   
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Bonjour , pouvez vous me dire le nom de ces deux cactus svp ? J'ai pas trouver leur nom exact sur mes recherches ...

Merci
          Re: espérance de vie de nos cactus! (1 répondre)   
Bonjour,
Pour ma part j'ai 12 cactus dans ma chambre ^^ je ne suis pas une grande passionnée mais je sais pas ces plantes m'attire énormément j'aimerais en apprendre plus sur eux il y a tellement d'espèces différente!
Mon premier cactus je l'ai gardé 4 ans .. mais bon j'étais jeune j'en prenais pas forcément soin je pense que je l'ai noyé😂.
Mais là sur les 12 que j'ai j'en ai 4 qui ont 8 ans. Au début ils mesurais 2cm de haut et là je sais pas pourquoi mais ils grandissent super vite je n'arrête pas de les changer de pots.
Ils doivent faire 15cm à présent 😊 (pour l'instant! )
          Identifications Ebo (aucune réponse)   
Coucou, j'avais mis ma nouvelle demande d'identification à la suite de la précédente dans le même message, mais peut être avez vous pensé qu'il s'agissait d'une réponse seulement et c'est pourquoi vous ne m'avez pas répondu. Je vais faire comme cact88 un post unique pour toutes mes identifications vu que je vais tout étiqueter au fur et à mesure :)

Enfin voici du coup un copier coller de ma dernière demande :)

Identifications suite, je vais rester sur ce post pour ne pas polluer le forum trop souvent et pour garder une trace de vos réponses :)

Aujourd'hui, journée spéciale Haworthia encore (j'adooooooooore), en voici 4 mais qui sont en fait 3 identifications il me semble :

Haworthia translucens ?


La coloc d'Harworthias ! Il me semble que 2 d'entre eux sont les même (fasciata ?), et le troisième celui qui est en bas en fleur (oui on ne voit que la tige mais promis je vous montre bientôt la fleur, la photo est dans mon autre) a l'air différent, des idées pour son petit nom ?


Vue de plus près. Les 2 qui se ressemblent ont leurs rayures de taille légèrement différente, mais j'ai quand même l'impression que ce sont les même (fasciata ?), je me trompe ? Un petit nom ?


Le substrat est le même que pour la coloc d'Haworthia et Gasteria publiée plus haut, donc trop riche. Il s'agit d'une terre spéciale cactée, pot bien sûr percé, et fond garni des gravier sur au moins 2cm. Même condition géographique, à Nîmes, dans la cour lumineuse mais sans soleil direct. Je précise car un certain nombre de mes plantes se trouve à l'intérieur derrière la vitre. Il s'agit d'une cour commune avec pas mal d'enfants alors j'évite d'y mettre certaines plantes fragiles, onéreuses ou trop piquantes hi hi !

Merci par avance si vous connaissez les petits noms de ces haworthias.

Elles ont pris l'orage d'ailleurs hier soir, du coup ce matin je me suis levée tôt pour checker que tout allait bien. C'est tout bon, pas d'eau stagnante et la pluie a lavé les caca de pigeons ! (Le principal problème de cette cour ...:X )

          Roku TV devices still banned in Mexico   

Roku TV devices still banned in Mexico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          ID? Porte greffe (2 réponses)   
Re-bonjour,
encore une identification pour ces PG qu'on m'a donnés.
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Merci
Chipez
          SiLive.com profiles “Something About Ryan”.   
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          Richland Man Practices Lost Art of Syphoning Gas [PHOTO]   
I haven't seen this done since I was a kid but a Richland man recently was spotted syphoning gas out of an old Chevy. My family was notorious for stealing gas and you don't see a lot of thieves pulling that stunt these days but looks like someone still knows how to do it. Continue reading…
          Welder - Fer-Pal Construction - Greater Toronto Area, ON   
Positioning and clamping work pieces together or assemble them in a jig fixture. Serving the increasing needs of the watermain rehabilitation industry, Fer-Pal...
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          U.S. Senate introduces resolution recognizing June as “LGBTQ Pride Month”   

Resolution recognizes LGBTQ contributions and vows to push for greater equality measures

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          NEWS: Nunavut youth from Cape Dorset reframe Canada 150   
TORONTO—As a line-up forms outside the Art Gallery of Ontario, Lachaolasie Akesuk takes advantage of the city’s concrete sidewalks to pull out his skateboard. There aren’t many places for the 16-year-old to skateboard at home in Cape Dorset, with its long winters and dusty summers, but Toronto’s urban landscape makes the perfect playground. Akesuk didn’t come all this way to skateboard though; the sprawling gallery he rides around features some of the young artist’s work. Akesuk and his mom,
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Places parts in jig and force parts together for assembly. To assemble product made from recycled plastic within set quality standards....
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          «Notre sainte Vierge sous les eaux est un peu notre gardienne»   
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          Ellipses and Splines to Lines and Arcs   

I know there is a lot of posts out there of people trying to convert splines and ellipses in inventor to lines and arc's to be compatible with CNC machines.  There have been solutions as far as using AutoCAD commands to retracing geometry. 

 

As anyone found a different, possibly within Inventor process for this?  Or something that is what they feel a viable solution? 

 

We typically start by having views of the part on a drawing file and then export that into a DXF.  If the pieces aren't modeled flat/aka curved surface projecting up the result is typically a spline. 

 

Retracing over these manually is not an option for us as we have 1,000's of custom ones a year. 

 

What we are trying to come up with is a work flow:

1.  If it's possible in inventor somehow to clean this up prior to exporting and being able to programmatically follow an existing curved surface if we have to retrace it with lines and arcs,

2.  Is the best solution to post process with auto cad commands, flatten, etc...

3.  Do we combine our process with a 3rd party app, or

4.  Is there a really good command in another more cam software (NX, MasterCam, Rhino, Spaceclaim, etc...)

 

If we convert items into polylines from splines/ellipses we can't have a trillion points along that polyline.  Saw will not be happy and process inefficiently.

 

Thoughts?  There something that has been developed in the past few years maybe we are missing?

Is this programmatically possible via the API?

 

We know we can create a sketch, project the geometry of the spline and start placing lines, arcs but can't find a way to know programmatically if we are following the original geometry close enough.  We also couldn't see that there where any type of control points in and inventor spline object other than the start and end point.

 


          Simulate left click, API textbox Movement   

Hello everyone, I'm having trouble getting textboxes created by AddFitted or AddByRectangle to work with the movesketchobjects and RotateSketchObjects methods.

I have code that I wrote that moves textboxes in an assembly based on the origin of a textbox and the rotation of a textbox in API and moves the textboxes to a location above a component.

 

The code worked just fine with the User Interface created textboxes, but not the  API created textboxes. The Idea is that someone could delete one of the textboxes and then the illogic would look through each of the sketches, check the formatted text of each of the textboxes, create the textboxes that are missing, and capture the textbox indices for moving the textbox later in the code... And I can confirm that it does that.

 

The Problem is that even though inventor knows where the textbox is, and can spit out what text is in the textbox and display it in a message box. Despite not missing any of the necessary parameters the move sketch objects method doesn't move it...

 

Changing the API textboxes "Rotation" Property does work, but only allows me to turn it 90 degrees, compared to the Rotate Sketch Objects method that   would allow me to rotate it any amount that I need to. (I'm using a wingdings 3 Arrow)

 

Anyway I was thinking if I could somehow use the user command "sketch text" or  " ThisApplication.CommandManager.ControlDefinitions.Item("AppTextWrapperCmd")" through Ilogic I might be able to get around my problem...

However I don't know how to convince Inventor that I left clicked inside the Sketch.

 

Does anyone know how to do this? Either Simulating left clicking in inventor or a work around for moving API textboxes?

 

If you do, that would be a lot of help.

 

Thank you!

 

(Sorry, it's my first post.)


          GA 169 | How to Develop Lean Leaders into Coaches with Elizabeth Fingado   
This week’s guest is Elizabeth Fingado, the Director of Strategic Support Services at Denver Health. Ron and Beth discussed what it takes to turn lean leaders into coaches, including specific strategies and obstacles you might encounter along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In
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          Grab similar geometry of different occurrence of same part   

As the title says, does anyone know how to do this?

 

What's I'm doing is creating a "duplicate part with constraints" macro that will allow me to reinsert a select set with all of the constraints the previous selection set had, but constrained to the references in the duplicated copy.

 

In order to do this, I need to recreate all of the constraints that the original select set had, but with the references to the new parts. Which leads me to iterating through the constraints and finding the occurrences that are in both the new/old lists. The problem is using the constraint entity/geometry/occurrence info and grabbing that same information, except from the newly placed occurrence.

 

Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,


          Mourning the Passing of Friends: Forthcoming Funeral Services    
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller

Forthcoming funeral services are planned for the following friends from our community. Complete versions of these obituaries may be found in The Payson Chronicle and on our website at paysonchronicle.com.

Michelle Hone Hulet
An angel on earth is now an angel in Heaven.  
Michelle Hone Hulet of Payson, Utah returned home to her Father in Heaven June 28, 2017. Her family finds comfort in knowing she is welcomed by loved ones on the other side of the veil.
Michelle was born November 22, 1960. She was the seventh of eight children born to Clyde LeRoy and Geraldine Francom Hone. Michelle married Chad Hulet on September 2, 1994 in the Manti, Utah temple. They have one son, Tyler Chad Hulet.
Michelle will always be remembered as being unselfish and kind.  She was very talented and made many gifts for family and friends that will be cherished always. Michelle had a contagious laugh, and always made everyone around her feel special and loved. She loved her nieces and nephews and cherished her relationships with them. She loved working as a librarian at Taylor Elementary. She was overjoyed when children from the school would light up and give her a hug when they would see her around town. 
Michelle is a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She obediently served in various callings throughout her life. She has especially loved her time serving in the Payson Temple. She knows and loves her Savior, Jesus Christ. 
Michelle is preceded in death by her mother, her brother, Joel Hone, step-mother, Dixie Jarvis Hone, and her mother-in-law, Leah Pauline Hulet. She is survived by her husband, son, father, and her brothers and sister: Lee (Linda) Hone, Craig (Kathy Lee) Hone, Michael (Lana) Hone, Annette (Craig) Draper, Scott Hone, and Kent (Sue) Hone. She is also survived by her step siblings, her father-in-law, Carlisle Hulet, and brothers and sisters-in-law.
A viewing will be held Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary, 587 South 100 West in Payson. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Payson 2nd Ward Chapel, 274 South Main Street. A viewing at this location will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at the Payson Cemetery. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerobits.com.


          Replace reference file for a specific drawing view.   

Hi,

 

I am trying to add a specific workflow into our Inventor but I am failing to do so.

 

 The situation

We draw pressure tanks and vessels, on these tanks there are many nozzles that are the same (components), but only vary in size.

 

Our workflow now is draw 1 nozzle and create a copy design, change the size and there is a new nozzle. We do this until the 3D model is finished.

Then we start to create detail drawings for these nozzles, which works quite fast, but.. (here is the problem) We copy the drawing view to another drawing, and then use change model reference to create the detail the next nozzle.

 

The problem

The copying to another drawing and then copying it back is too much work.. as we do this alot... So what I was attempting to is eliminating these steps.

 

I tried having the user select a drawing view, and then replacing the referenced file. But when I do this the reference for the other drawing view is also changed.. ughh bummer!

 

Here is my code ( quick code for testing) but how can I change the drawing view reference file for a specific drawing view?

 

        ' Get the active document
        Dim oDoc As DrawingDocument =
            _invApp.ActiveDocument

        ' Get the selected view
        Dim oDrawingView As DrawingView =
            oDoc.SelectSet.Item(1)

        ' Return the model reference
        Dim oReference As String
        oReference = oDrawingView.ReferencedDocumentDescriptor.ReferencedFileDescriptor.ReferencedFile.FullFileName

        ' Browse for a file
        Dim fd As OpenFileDialog = New OpenFileDialog()
        Dim strFileName As String

        fd.Title = "Open File Dialog"
        fd.InitialDirectory = IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(oReference)
        fd.Filter = "All files (*.*)|*.*|All files (*.*)|*.*"
        fd.FilterIndex = 2
        fd.RestoreDirectory = True

        If fd.ShowDialog() = DialogResult.OK Then
            strFileName = fd.FileName
        Else
            Exit Sub
        End If

        ' Replace the reference
        oDrawingView.ReferencedDocumentDescriptor.ReferencedFileDescriptor.ReplaceReference(strFileName)

 

FileDescriptor.ReplaceReference Method

 

Parent Object: FileDescriptor

 

Description

Method that replaces the referenced file.

 

Syntax

FileDescriptor.ReplaceReference( FullFileName As String )

 

Parameters

Name Description
FullFileName Input string that specifies the full file name to which the reference should be switched.

 

Remarks

The file being replaced and the replacement file must share ancestry (i.e. they must have the same InternalName). Documents have the same internal name if they are copied using 'Save Copy As' or a file explorer copy.

 

Version

Introduced in Inventor version 11

 

 

 

 


          Custom Bom Export to excel template   

Hello All! I have been gaining a lot of knowledge from using this forum but I need some help exporting an Inventor BOM.

 

My employer uses a standard excel template that all manufactured parts are entered into. (We use this for standard or custom jobs). I have attached that template here. The goal is to loop through the top level assembly and place the description in the G cells starting at G4, the Rev starting at F4, and the PN starting at E4. The top level assy will be made up of subassemblies (all I-Assemblies) whose node names at the top level are 101,102,103, etc. The program has to loop thru 101, enter the node name in the column header, enter all the qtys for that section in the j column, then 102 and put the parts in K column, etc. If a bracket is used in 101 and 102 then the program has to look thru the spreadsheet and rather than enter it on a new line, it needs to place the qty in the correct column.

 

My first stab was to look in the help files. I found the loop portion that looks through all BomRows one item at a time. I see the ItemQuantity variable but can't seem to access it. For now I was just trying to see if I could get a simple message box to appear. (error: object required. ---didn't I declare the object a few lines before?) See bolded below.

 

Public Sub BOMQuery()
    ' Set a reference to the assembly document.
    ' This assumes an assembly document is active.
    Dim oDoc As AssemblyDocument
    Set oDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument

    Dim FirstLevelOnly As Boolean
    If MsgBox("First level only?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
        FirstLevelOnly = True
    Else
        FirstLevelOnly = False
    End If
   
    ' Set a reference to the BOM
    Dim oBOM As BOM
    Set oBOM = oDoc.ComponentDefinition.BOM
   
    ' Set whether first level only or all levels.
    If FirstLevelOnly Then
        oBOM.StructuredViewFirstLevelOnly = True
    Else
        oBOM.StructuredViewFirstLevelOnly = False
    End If
   
    ' Make sure that the structured view is enabled.
    oBOM.StructuredViewEnabled = True
   
    'Set a reference to the "Structured" BOMView
    Dim oBOMView As BOMView
    Set oBOMView = oBOM.BOMViews.Item("Structured")
       
    Debug.Print "Item"; Tab(15); "Quantity"; Tab(30); "Part Number"; Tab(70); "Description"
    Debug.Print "----------------------------------------------------------------------------------"

    'Initialize the tab for ItemNumber
    Dim ItemTab As Long
    ItemTab = -3
    Call QueryBOMRowProperties(oBOMView.BOMRows, ItemTab)
End Sub

Private Sub QueryBOMRowProperties(oBOMRows As BOMRowsEnumerator, ItemTab As Long)
    ItemTab = ItemTab + 3
    ' Iterate through the contents of the BOM Rows.
    Dim i As Long
    For i = 1 To oBOMRows.Count
        ' Get the current row.
        Dim oRow As BOMRow
        Set oRow = oBOMRows.Item(i)

        'Set a reference to the primary ComponentDefinition of the row
        Dim oCompDef As ComponentDefinition
        Set oCompDef = oRow.ComponentDefinitions.Item(1)
        Dim total As Long
        Set total = oRow.ItemQuantity
        MsgBox (total)
        Dim oPartNumProperty As Property
        Dim oDescripProperty As Property

        If TypeOf oCompDef Is VirtualComponentDefinition Then
            'Get the file property that contains the "Part Number"
            'The file property is obtained from the virtual component definition
            Set oPartNumProperty = oCompDef.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Part Number")

            'Get the file property that contains the "Description"
            Set oDescripProperty = oCompDef.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Description")

            Debug.Print Tab(ItemTab); oRow.ItemNumber; Tab(17); oRow.ItemQuantity; Tab(30); _
                oPartNumProperty.Value; Tab(70); oDescripProperty.Value
        Else
            'Get the file property that contains the "Part Number"
            'The file property is obtained from the parent
            'document of the associated ComponentDefinition.
            Set oPartNumProperty = oCompDef.Document.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Part Number")

            'Get the file property that contains the "Description"
            Set oDescripProperty = oCompDef.Document.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Description")

            Debug.Print Tab(ItemTab); oRow.ItemNumber; Tab(17); oRow.ItemQuantity; Tab(30); _
                oPartNumProperty.Value; Tab(70); oDescripProperty.Value
           
            'Recursively iterate child rows if present.
            If Not oRow.ChildRows Is Nothing Then
                Call QueryBOMRowProperties(oRow.ChildRows, ItemTab)
            End If
        End If
    Next
    ItemTab = ItemTab - 3
End Sub

 

 

Any help is appreciated. (I don't expect anyone to write the code for me, I would rather get bits and pieces and stitch it together myself.) The excel portion I have no idea what to do there. I have not written any code to interact with excel from Inventor.

 

ps - can anyone explain what the output of this sample program is from the help files? It doesn't seem to do anything except throw a message box....


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          todo para una porrista... :)   
                                  Todo para una porristas... :)

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas
Las prueba para porristas generalmente se llevan a cabo una vez al año , así que es importante prepararse bien por adelantado si quieres formar parte del equipo. ya sea que quieras ingresar a un equipo de porritas de escuela primaria , secundaria o universitaria , de todas las estrellas o semi profesionales , la competencia será más fuerte , y la mayoría de los equipos tienes un número limitado de vacantes disponibles. Podrías estar compitiendo contra miembros anteriores del equipo , porristas experimentadas y gimnastas , haci que es mejor llegar a las pruebas bien preparada.

                             como ser una buena porrista??????????????????

1_ practica gritar desde tu diafragma , enunciando claramente tus palabras. Las porristas usan este método cuando hacen ovaciones y cánticos , ya que les asegura que tendrán la suficiente potencia mientras desempeñan saltos y bailes.

2_ estira todos los días por 20 minutos antes de las pruebas. La flexibilidad  es clave para lograr buenos saltos , sino que te mantendrá a salvo cuando des vueltas y hagas bailes acrobáticos.

3_ haz entrenamiento de fuerza al menos tres veces por semana en tu camino a las pruebas. Las bases , los observadores o los volantes necesitan tener fuerza; las mejores porristas son tan fuertes como flexibles. Puedes comenzar haciendo tres o cuatro juegos de 8 a 12 repeticiones de cada uno de los siguientes ejercicios: sentadillas básicas , estocadas hacia delante y hacia atrás , abdominales  y flexiones de brazo.

4_  corre , trota o camina 30 minutos al menos tres veces por semana antes de las pruebas. Esto te ayudará a fortalecer tu resistencia , que es crucial en la animación. Si prefieres puedes usar una máquina elíptica , una bicicleta.

5_ salta frente a un espejo para revisar tu postura y la posición de tus brazos. Si no tienes aseso a un espejo lo suficientemente largo como para ver tus saltos , has que un amigo te grave cuando saltas para que puedas ver tus imágenes. Alternativamente puedes pedirle a un amigo que tenga conocimiento sobre animación que te ofrezca una critica de los mismos. Si bien es ideal que tus pierna puedan elevarse alto , lo más importante es que tu espalda se mantenga recta y tus brazos fuertes. Por sobre todo lo demás , demuéstrale a los jueces que estás en buena forma.

                                       rutina de porras :)





CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y gimnasia, pero que nos maravillan con la perfecta coordinación y la originalidad de los pasos

DIVISIONES

FEMENIL: Aquí se encuentran todos los equipos ya sean cheer o dance conformados solo por mujeres.
MIXTO: En esta división están los equipos integrados tanto por chicas como por chicos, éste necesariamente debe ser cheer.
PIWEE: Aquí se encuentran todos los animadores, ya sea como equipos mixtos o femenil, cheer o dance, cuyos integrantes son menores de 12 años.

¿Qué es una porrista o cheerleader?


Puede resultar difícil considerar que los porristas ocheerleaders(como se les conoce en casi todo el mundo) sean deportistas en forma, quizá porque no los veamos tras un balón , esto puede llevarnos a pensar que esta actividad carece de elementos para considerarse un deporte.
Para muchos participantes esta actividad más que un deporte es un estilo de vida, ya que engloba una gama de actitudes y valores formativos tales como: lealtad, disciplina, liderazgo, trabajo en equipo y unión; necesarios para formar un grupo verdadero deporristas.


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
es bastante difícil. Sin mencionar que es de los deportes donde más lastimados hay además del fut-ball americano..

CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
Para participar en un equipo de porristas será necesario desarrollar una excelente condición física, disciplina, elasticidad, potencia y fuerza para que todo el equipo se vea tan coordinado y preciso que parezca uno solo.

Los practicantes de esta disciplina se caracterizan por ser desenvueltos, con liderazgo, que saben inyectar entre la gente que los rodea su espíritu de lucha y triunfo, además de mostrar jovialidad, carisma y facilidad para impulsar a sus compañeros a lograr sus metas.
El Deporte de Animación es tan completo que los participantes desarrollan sus habilidades psicomotrices al practicar diversidad de patrones de movimiento, habilidades gimnásticas, acondicionamiento físico, etc., brindándoles una salud y mentalidad óptimos para enfrentar cualquier situación que se les presente durante su desarrollo.
tecnica de elongación
Este método de elongación y preparación física consiste en la fusión de las mejores técnicas y ejercicios, combinados en secuencias diseñadas para lograr:
·                            aberturas que pasan los 180º,
·                            rotaciones máximas,
·                            flexibilización de la columna,
·                            altura de posiciones,
·                            corrección postural y
·                            reubicación de dorsales para una espalda plana.

Herramientas que obtiene al Certificarse

·                                 Video en DVD y Audio (15 horas),como parte de la educación de la certificación.
·                                 Nueve presentaciones en PowerPoint con todo el material necesario para presentar a grupos, a clientes actuales o clientes potenciales.
·                                 Cuestionario de evaluación de clientes con las 55 preguntas críticas para conocer y evaluar el estado inicial antes de desarrollar un programa de cambio.

·                                 Paquete de apoyo (9 elementos), para el mercadeo de su servicio en base a la certificación como Asesor.

·                                 Certificado, Logo y derecho de uso de imágen como Asesor Certificado en Estilo de Vida Saludable.
·                                 Exposición en 2 zonas de la página de Balance Natural como parte del apoyo para la adquisición de nuevos clientes.
·                                 Enlace a página propia. Obtiene un link de enlace a su página personal con objetivo de que los clientes de Balance Natural puedan conocer sobre el asesor y tenga mayor exposición en redes.
·                                 1 hora de coaching con Donald Vega para evacuación de dudas.
·                                 Educación continua con acceso exclusivo a material nuevo dos veces al año.
·                                 Posibilidad de aportar a la sección de Recursos y Artículos de nuestra página.
·                                 9 documentos con 7 tips cada uno sobre los 7 Principios Fundamentales de la Salud, estrés y un Estilo de Vida Saludable para que le entregue a los clientes a medida que van cubriendo cada tema en sesión de educación.
El programa de certificación facilita las herramientas necesarias para ayudar a sus clientes a lograr mejores resultados y un Estilo de Vida Saludable. El programa se enfoca en las siguientes áreas:
·                                 Estrés
·                                 Alimentación
·                                 Pensamientos
·                                 Hidratación
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·                               Cronometros - Tanteador

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas

Con el fin de preparar tu cuerpo para los rigores de las porristas, necesitas resistencia, fuerza, flexibilidad y equilibrio. Cuando sea posible, elije ejercicios inspirados en las porristas, ya que te entrenan de la misma manera que lo harías al hacer porras. Un plan progresivo que aumenta en dificultad durante un período de dos semanas es una manera efectiva de ganar los beneficios que necesitas.

Resistencia

Como porrista, necesitas resistencia para realizar los aplausos, bailes, volteretas, saltos y acrobacias requeridas. La actividad aeróbica que hace latir tu corazón y pone a tus pulmones a trabajar más duro es lo que necesitas para desarrollar resistencia. Haz por lo menos tres sesiones de actividad aeróbica a la semana durante el programa. Si lo deseas, puedes hacer actividad aeróbica en cada entrenamiento. Para una actividad de resistencia inspirada en las porristas, considera realizar tus aplausos y bailes en sucesión rápida, similar a una rutina de danza aeróbica. No tomes descansos entre los vítores y los bailes. Realiza cada elemento varias veces si es necesario con el fin de llenar el tiempo asignado. El objetivo de la primera semana es hacer al menos 30 minutos de actividad aeróbica. En la segunda semana, aumenta tu sesión de resistencia por lo menos 10 minutos.

Fortaleza

La fuerza pura que se necesita para conseguir levantar tu cuerpo del suelo en los saltos complejos y difíciles habilidades de giros. Levantar a otra animadora del suelo no es tarea fácil. Incluye un componente de entrenamiento de la fuerza por lo menos tres veces a la semana en tus dos semanas de entrenamiento. Toma un día de descanso en el medio para permitir que tus músculos se recuperen. Los ejercicios que utilizan tu propio peso corporal para la resistencia son más fáciles de incorporar, ya que no requieren ningún equipo y se pueden hacer en cualquier lugar. Considera la posibilidad de hacer sentadillas y estocadas en tus piernas, flexiones de pecho y los brazos y abdominales para construir una base fuerte. Un gran entrenamiento de ejercicios de torso que imita los movimientos de un salto es el situp V o navaja. Parte de espaldas con las piernas estiradas y los brazos extendidos sobre la cabeza. Levanta los brazos y las piernas, al mismo tiempo, que pones tu cuerpo en una posición en V con sólo tu trasero en contacto con el suelo. Baja la espalda hacia la posición de partida, pero no dejes que tus brazos o piernas toquen el suelo entre repeticiones. Realiza levantamientos en V en grupos de 10. En la segunda semana, haz tres a cinco series de 10.

Flexibilidad

Las porristas tienen que ser extremadamente flexibles. La posición de saltar con las piernas abiertas y tocar tus pies y la postura arqueada de la llamada posición de picadura de escorpión requieren de músculos flexibles y una amplia gama de movimiento en las articulaciones. Estira todos los días durante tu programa de dos semanas. Calienta tus músculos antes de los estiramientos y mantén todas las posiciones de estiramiento durante 30 segundos. Incluye abrirte de piernas, ponerlas en casi 180 grados y estiramientos de puente. Mejorar la flexibilidad lleva tiempo. No hay que esperar milagros al término de dos semanas. El entrenamiento de la flexibilidad es algo que tendrás que continuar mucho después de que tu programa de entrenamiento de dos semanas haya terminado.

Equilibrio

El buen equilibrio te ayudará a balancearte en una postura de acrobacia, proporcionar una base sólida para la acrobacia y aterrizar con seguridad después de las volteretas y saltos. Entrénate para el equilibrio en cada sesión que hagas mediante la ejecución de posiciones de acrobacia en el suelo. Por ejemplo, párate con los pies al ancho de las caderas y los brazos encima de la cabeza en una posición de V alta. Practica la alineación correcta tirando de los abdominales hacia la columna y relajando los hombros. Realiza posiciones de un pie, como una libertad y estiramiento del talón también. Durante una semana, ejecuta tus posiciones en tierra firme. En la segunda semana de tu programa, intenta estas posiciones en algo que ponga a prueba tu estabilidad. Si tienes acceso a un colchón de oscilación, que se asemeje a un balón de estabilidad aplanado, realiza tus posiciones de acrobacia sobre el mismo. De lo contrario, sólo tienes que mantener el equilibrio sobre una almohada o un cojín de sofá.



Here are some places  that I would love to see this summer. Many of them I haven't yet been to, even tho I moved here some oh my gosh 13 years ago. It's about time, yes?


My Italian Summer Travel Bucket List


Lago d'Endine

Lago Moro
via my post Lago Moro


Limone
via Di Quinok - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons


Lonato
via Di © Xavier Caré / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0


Lovere

Malcesine

Parco delle Cascate

Parma

via CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons


San Martino di Battaglia

Venezia
via Di Luca Aless - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia Commons



A bucket list for Germany is in the works ... as soon as we get back from our beach holidays.

What about you? Kids or not, did you make a bucket list for summer?




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          Physicist - Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB   
LDR and HDR brachytherapy programs treat prostate, breast, and gynecological cancers. The Tom Baker Cancer Centre invites applications for a 1 year, temporary,...
From Alberta Health Services - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:58:18 GMT - View all Calgary, AB jobs
          Congress turning its attention to acquisition, training challenges at VA   

Congress wants the Veterans Affairs Department to expand acquisition internship program and start using the same requirements to report cost savings from procurement activities. Lawmakers see these pieces of legislation as easy bills, but VA has its objections.

The post Congress turning its attention to acquisition, training challenges at VA appeared first on FederalNewsRadio.com.


          Is the IG’s report on whistleblower retaliation at GSA anything more than a history lesson?   

The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.

The post Is the IG’s report on whistleblower retaliation at GSA anything more than a history lesson? appeared first on FederalNewsRadio.com.


          Congress so far silent on civilian federal employee 2018 pay raise   

The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee stayed quiet on federal pay in its 2018 bill. Without action from Congress, federal civilian employees would receive a 1.9 percent raise next fiscal year. The appropriations bill also includes significant spending cuts to key priorities at the General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management.

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          Sr Project Manager Architecture - HDR - Toronto, ON   
HDR is currently in need of experienced Sr. At HDR, we specialize in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide....
From HDR - Tue, 09 May 2017 02:53:38 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Fugitive ‘found under bed’ faces court   
A SOUGHT-AFTER fugitive, allegedly found by police hiding under a child’s bed in Sydney, is now behind bars in Queensland.
          Mid Day Price Action Chart 06-30-2017   
Prices rallied a bit during the overnight session, but they have been correcting since just after the regular session opening. This could just be a range day in the end, but as of now the bias is neutral to slightly down. Use your shorter term trend lines to keep you on the right track until […]
          Mid Morning Price Action Chart 06-29-2017   
The trend is clearly down for now, but I see a break of the trend line and there is a new low in place as I am posting this chart. As always, anything could happen, but this trend is a bit steep, so even if the trend continues, I would expect prices to flatten out and […]
          Guest Services Supevisor - SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts - Halifax, NS   
If you have been approached by any entity engaging in such practices who claims to represent SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, please advise us immediately by email...
From SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:13:12 GMT - View all Halifax, NS jobs
          Guest Services Agent - SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts - Halifax, NS   
If you have been approached by any entity engaging in such practices who claims to represent SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, please advise us immediately by email...
From SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:13:07 GMT - View all Halifax, NS jobs
          Adjuster - Sedgwick Claims Management Services - Halifax, NS   
Consults police and hospital records; With history dating back to 1790 in London, Vericlaim, a Sedgwick company, has grown into one of the world's leading...
From Sedgwick Claims Management Services - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:26:26 GMT - View all Halifax, NS jobs
          Adjuster General - Sedgwick Claims Management Services - Halifax, NS   
Consults police and hospital records; With history dating back to 1790 in London, Vericlaim, a Sedgwick company, has grown into one of the world's leading...
From Sedgwick Claims Management Services - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:26:23 GMT - View all Halifax, NS jobs
          Backshift Cleaner Full-time - GDI Intergrated Facilities Services - Halifax, NS   
Must be able to pass a police abstract & take direction from Supervisor. $10.85 an hr.... $10.85 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:01:18 GMT - View all Halifax, NS jobs
          Functional Jobs: OCaml server-side developer at Ahrefs (Full-time)   

What we need

Ahrefs is looking for a backend developer with a deep understanding of networks, distributed systems, OS fundamentals and taste for simple and efficient architectural designs. Our backend is implemented mostly in OCaml and some C++, as such proficiency in OCaml is very much appreciated, otherwise a strong inclination to intensively learn OCaml in a short term will be required. Understanding of functional programming in general and/or experience with other FP languages (F#,Haskell,Scala,Scheme,etc) will help a lot. Knowledge of C++ and/or Rust is a plus.

Every day the candidate will have to deal with:

  • 10+ petabytes of live data
  • OCaml
  • linux
  • git

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Independently deal with bugs, schedule tasks and investigate code
  • Make argumented technical choice and take responsibility for it
  • Understand the whole technology stack at all levels : from network and userspace code to OS internals and hardware
  • Handle full development cycle of a single component - i.e. formalize task, write code and tests, setup and support production (devops), resolve user requests
  • Approach problems with practical mindset and suppress perfectionism when time is a priority
  • Write flexible maintainable code and adapt to post-launch requirements’ tweaks

These requirements stem naturally from our approach to development with fast feedback cycle, highly-focused personal areas of responsibility and strong tendency to vertical component splitting.

Who we are

Ahrefs runs an internet-scale bot that crawls the whole Web 24/7, storing huge volumes of information to be indexed and structured in a timely fashion. Backend system is powered by a custom petabyte-scale distributed key-value storage to accommodate all that data coming in at high speed. The storage system is implemented in OCaml with thin performance-critical low-level part in C++. On top of that Ahrefs is building various analytical services for end-users.

We are a small team and strongly believe in better technology leading to better solutions for real-world problems. We worship functional languages and static typing, extensively employ code generation and meta-programming, value code clarity and predictability, and are constantly seeking to automate repetitive tasks and eliminate boilerplate, guided by DRY and following KISS. If there is any new technology that will make our life easier - no doubt, we'll give it a try. We rely heavily on opensource code (as the only viable way to build maintainable system) and contribute back, see e.g. https://github.com/ahrefs . It goes without saying that our team is all passionate and experienced OCaml programmers, ready to lend a hand and explain that intricate ocamlbuild rule or track a CPU bug.

Our motto is "first do it, then do it right, then do it better".

What you get

We provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Informal and thriving atmosphere
  • First-class workplace equipment (hardware, tools)
  • Medical insurance

Locations

Singapore : modern office in CBD

USA : cozy loft in San Francisco downtown

Get information on how to apply for this position.


          Só os machistas não gostam de Franz Ferdinand   
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Eu fui quinta no show do Franz Ferdinand, e repito: É A SEGUNDA MELHOR BANDA DO MUNDO! Eu ~(que fiquei muito perto do palco) não conseguia parar de dançar, pular e cantar, aquele entusiasmo deles é muito bom, os pulinhos do Alex, as dancinhas dos guitarristas, o tecladista. Bem estrangeiros, eu não sei quanto a voces mas aqui foi impressionante: Nick subiu na pilastra, Alex jogou o tenis, Nick jogou a palheta, o tecladista jogou as baquetas, alem do mais: OS CARAS SÃO TÃO LEGAIS QUE DEIXAM A GENTE TOCAR NA GUITARRA, UOU. Essa foi só uma rapida historinha do melhor show da vida de muita gente.... alem disso teve a basica dos 3 bateiristas em Outsiders/This Fire
          CONAF e investigadores dan a conocer avances en el daño foliar de araucarias   
Dar a conocer los avances logrados en las diferentes líneas de investigaciones desarrolladas hasta la fecha, fue el objetivo del “Seminario Avances en la Determinación del Daño Sanitario de Araucaria araucana”, que organizó la Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) en Temuco, en colaboración con el SAG y la Universidad de La Frontera. La inauguración del evento [...]
          Automation Technician - Encana - Dawson Creek, BC   
Journeyman Electrician or Instrument Tech preferred. Encana’s Operations Shared Services team requires an Automation Technician to assist in maintaining,...
From Encana - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:06:39 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Store Systems Tech Support Analyst - Roots Canada - Ontario   
The Store Systems Tech Support Analyst is responsible for planning and providing support services to POS systems. WHY JOIN ROOTS?...
From Roots - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:15:49 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Marvel’s Inhumans. Llega por fin el primer tráiler   
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No recuerdo una serie cuyo tráiler haya sido filtrado más veces y vuelto a eliminar de las redes como en el caso de la nueva serie Marvel: Los Inhumanos. Ahora, al fin, llega de manera oficial a través de Marvel y la cadena de TV que lo emitirá, ABC. Recordad que, aunque la serie se ...

El artículo Marvel’s Inhumans. Llega por fin el primer tráiler ha sido publicado en Hello Friki. Si te ha gustado, también puedes leer otros artículos de Giacco. ¡Anímate!


          Director of Nursing - MERCY HOME - Brooklyn, NY   
Participate in clinical team meetings at assigned residences as requested, or to further collaborative efforts between clinical and management staff....
From Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:09:21 GMT - View all Brooklyn, NY jobs
          Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits   
NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings ... but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events. "Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. It will be fun — we promise! Find your closest NetSquared group Upcoming Tech for Good Events This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Africa The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in Africa and Middle East Asia and Pacific Rim Europe and United Kingdom Central and South America ## North America ## Africa ## Europe ## Asia and Pacific Rim --> North America Monday, July 3, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Wednesday, July 5, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Thursday, July 6, 2017 San Francisco, California: Tech for Good Monthly Mixer Friday, July 07, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Naples, Florida: How to use Technology to Communicate and Manage Volunteers Vancouver, British Columbia: Full Spectrum Civic Engagement Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Nonprofit Organizations, Civic Data, and Civic Faith Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix: QuickBooks Made Easy Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Los Angeles, California: Summer Social Phoenix, Arizona: Data Management: What Nonprofits Need to Know San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Monday, July 17, 2017 Kitchener, Ontario: Mail Management Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Westmoreland Marietta, Georgia: Easy SEO Fixes for Your Nonprofit Jasper, Indiana: Social Media Wednesday, July 19, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Portland, Oregon: QuickBooks Made Easy Thursday, July 20, 2017 Seattle, Washington: QuickBooks Made Easy Friday, July 21, 2017 San Francisco, California: Mobile Apps for Change Demo Day at the Salvation Army Monday, July 24, 2017 Nanaimo, British Columbia: "Free Money" (Microsoft Volume Licensing and Google for Nonprofits) Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Buffalo, New York: Why Nonprofits Should Use TechSoup and NetSquared Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, July 26, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Friday, July 28, 2017 Seattle, Washington: Roundtable for New Nonprofit Executives Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Naples, Florida: Tech4Good SWFL Meeting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Allegheny Wednesday, August 2, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Phoenix, Arizona: Defining and Targeting Your Audience: Marketing for Nonprofits Thursday, August 3, 2017 Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter Monday, August 7, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects Wednesday, August 9, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Los Angeles, California: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences Friday, August 11, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Wednesday, August 16, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: The Internet of Things: You Only Live Twice? Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, August 23, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Asia and Pacific Rim Saturday, July 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: Strategy of Data Collection for Nonprofits Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits Africa and Middle East Saturday, July 1, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Monday, July 3, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session Friday, July 7, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, July 8, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, July 14, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 15, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 21, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 22, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 28, 2017 Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Creating Apps and Other Tech Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: WhatsApp for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Sunday, July 30, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Friday, August 4, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, August 5, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, August 11, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 12, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 18, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 19, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 25, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 26, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Sunday, August 27, 2017 Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: Instagram for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Europe and United Kingdom Saturday, July 1, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2017 Monday, July 3, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Leith Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Professionnelles du Logiciel Libre Monday, July 10, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Data Analysis for Nonprofits Tuesday, July 11, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: User Research and Service Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Tech for Good — Law and Justice Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom: Design for All — Technology for Everyone, Accessibility, and User Experience Thursday, July 20, 2017 Milngavie, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Milngavie Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Dublin, Ireland: Design Thinking For Good: IBM Health Corps Tuesday, August 1, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: Organisation Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom: Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Monday, August 14, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Summer Tech for Good Social Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Paudex, Switzerland: RdV4-0.ch: 2. Objets Connectés — IoT Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Thursday, August 31, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Edinburgh Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0 --> spanhidden
          ABA Tutor - Moab and Blanding - Kids On The Move - Moab, UT   
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The ABA Tutor is a position that provides direct services to children with autism using proven behavioral techniques. Majority of... $10.00 - $13.50 an hour
From Kids On The Move - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:23:18 GMT - View all Moab, UT jobs
          University statement regarding ESPN story on student abductions   

The events of December 2015 were truly heinous and we are horrified that our students had to endure them. We continue to wish them the best. However, in the current ESPN story, facts represented, characterizations made and conclusions drawn about the University’s practices and responses are inaccurate. The University cooperated with ESPN reporters and producers […]

The post University statement regarding ESPN story on student abductions appeared first on NewsCenter.


          General Manager - Comfort Inn Winnipeg Airport - Winnipeg, MB   
Reviews and approves all invoices and assigns batches for Night Auditor to enter in Accounts Payable system. Orderly operations, proper maintenance of the hotel...
From Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:04:45 GMT - View all Winnipeg, MB jobs
          Office Assistant 5 - DIRECTOR ASSISTANT - University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, MB   
Utilizes the EPIC system, prepares orders and submits invoices for payment. Invoices external agencies for shared expenses incurred in the operation of the...
From University of Manitoba - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:18:40 GMT - View all Winnipeg, MB jobs
          Accounts Receivable – Donor Services Coordinator - United Way Winnipeg - Winnipeg, MB   
You are dedicated to making. 580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C7. Cindy Stephenson, Director, Organizational Development....
From United Way Winnipeg - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:07:16 GMT - View all Winnipeg, MB jobs
          Northgate Lad - 9/2 to 4/1   
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          Unstoppable Wasp: A Hero Apart   

Trying to come back from her first true failure since her escape to the outside world, Nadia can just pack it in, just crumple under the pressure. Or she can reject the notion that a setback makes one a failure. Nadia has never been quite what anyone expected and with Janet Van Dyne in her corner, she will show the world exactly what she is made of in UNSTOPPABLE WASP #8, available August 2!

We found Jeremy Whitley aiding in the clean-up of broken dreams and he gladly walked us through the qualities that make Nadia a different kind of hero.

OPTIMISM: “Like a number of Marvel heroes, Nadia has a dark beginning,” the writer recalls. “She is born and raised in the Red Room where she is forced to train as an assassin and then a mad scientist. She has every right to be a character who is angry and dark. What sets Nadia apart is that she has consciously decided not to be either of those things. Nadia is a bright spot in and often dim and dangerous world.”

“Honestly, I think this is made all that much more notable by her position as a scientist,” he continues. “Scientists in comics and movies are so often projected as the doom and gloom type, projecting the end of the world or causing it. Nadia sees science in the way early comics like Fantastic Four and Tales to Astonish did, as a means to do amazing things.”

SHE LIVED THROUGH TRAGEDY WITHOUT BEING DEFINED BY IT: “There are characters whose entire arc as both heroes and people are defined by something that happened to them,” points out Whitley. “Nadia is not that person. She rescued herself from her captors and made the choice to get away from that life. She has chosen to embrace her genius and her gifts as a scientist and use those not for the nefarious causes for which she was trained, but to save and change the world.”

“You won’t catch Nadia lurking in the shadows or posing on top of any churches in the rain,” the writer elaborates. “That’s not her thing.”

HER LINEAGE: “One of the funnest things about Nadia is that her family ties her so closely in the Marvel Universe and the Avengers specifically, but Nadia is new to the whole thing,” Whitley asserts. “Both her father and her step-mother are founding Avengers whose origins were penned by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. You can’t get much more Marvel than that. So to see her explore this inheritance of excitement and adventure is fantastic, while she is still able to give an outsider’s view to some of the stranger things in the Marvel U.”

SHE ADMIRES SUPER HEROES FOR THEIR MINDS: “Nadia is not really familiar with superheroes as superheroes, outside of her own family,” explains the writer. “What she knows about superheroes are the things she has learned from studying scientific papers. So while Nadia doesn’t even know who Daredevil is when he shows up in issue #6 and is unfamiliar with the superhero known as Mockingbird, she is instantly overcome with excitement upon meeting Doctor Doom and has an overwhelming sense of hero worship for Bobbi Morse, not as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. but as a scientist. Picture Kamala Khan, but instead of reading comics her whole life, she’s been reading scientific papers.”

SHE NATURALLY SEEKS FRIENDSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP: “Nadia has been alone her whole life,” states Whitley. “She’s tried to make friends, like Ying, but the Red Room is run to make that intentionally difficult. As much as she wants to be a hero, she also wants to make friends. I guess she’s an anti-Wolverine in a way. He’s the habitual loner that somehow gets dragged onto a team, she’s the social butterfly who’s been forced to work alone for far too long.”

“Part of this issue for Nadia as well is the desire to form a lab,” he adds. “She knows that a good lab should have a diversity of experiences and specialties. She has no urge to be at the head of a group, so much as to raise up the girls around her. She wants them to all get the means they need to do what they want to do and the recognition they deserve for being geniuses.”

SHE THINKS OF SUPER HEROISM AS THE SIDE JOB: “Well, for Nadia, being a hero isn’t just about what you do when you have the costume on,” reveals the writer. “Sure, that’s part of it, but bigger than that is the influence you have on the world. She knows that as The Unstoppable Wasp she may be able to save the day in the moment and prevent calamity, but Nadia and G.I.R.L. can make the kind of changes that save the world in a more permanent and meaningful way. Basically, Nadia feels like she inherited heroism, but G.I.R.L. is her personal mission.”


          Northgate Lad - 11/4 to 5/2   
Place Only 3 Places - 13:50 BETFRED HANDICAP 6f - NEWCASTLE
          Northgate Lad - 2/1 to 7/4   
Place Only 4 Places - 13:50 BETFRED HANDICAP 6f - NEWCASTLE
          Entering Contest of Champions: Punisher 2099   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


          Follow the History of Spider-Man Pt. 9   

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

The X-Men’s Iceman clashed with Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #92, but after realizing his mistake, joined forces with our hero to put the kibosh on Sam Bullit, a crooked politician wooing Gwen Stacy following the death of her father. Spidey stood alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at a charity event in AVENGERS #85, but when Gwen announced a permanent move to London in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #93, he tried to drown his sorrows in a rematch with The Prowler.

After a bout with The Beetle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #94, and making up his mind to fly to London to bring Gwen back, Peter Parker changed to his alter-ego in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #95 to put down some British criminals. Back home again in CAPTAIN AMERICA #137, the Web-Slinger held off an attack by The Falcon, then teamed with the high-flying hero and Captain America versus Stone Face in CAPTAIN AMERICA #138.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #92

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #92

  • Published: January 10, 1971
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Gil Kane
  • Cover Artist: John Romita
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Peter took a job with Norman Osborn in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #96, but the business tycoon allowed the pressures in his head to explode and reawaken his other self, The Green Goblin. He battled Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #97, while unbeknownst to the two combatants, Norman’s son and Peter’s friend Harry fell under the spell of a drug dealer. The Wall Crawler crashed the pusher’s party in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #98, and made Norman see the light of reason by forcing him to face his son’s pill problem.

Spider-Man helped out Daredevil in a fracas with Namor the Sub-Mariner in DAREDEVIL #77, then broke up a prison riot in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #99. Later, weary of his role as a super hero, Peter concocted a potion to be rid of his spider-powers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #100, but instead gave himself an extra four arms. Now sporting as many limbs as an actual spider, the young hero stumbled into the path of Morbius the Living Vampire in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #101, and felt immense relief when his friend Dr. Curt Connors cured him of his multiple arms in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #102.

Desiring nothing more than a chance to get away from it all, Peter flew with Gwen and his boss J. Jonah Jameson to the Savage Land in search of a legendary monster in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #103. When they found the creature, it took the timely intervention of Ka-Zar to unstick them from the web they’d fallen into.


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          Celebrating Star Wars #22   

We all know that the first Star Wars film changed the face of pop culture forever when it hit theaters 40 years ago today—but it’s not just the movie that’s celebrating that milestone in 2017. Star Wars comics arrived with force in 1977, and hundreds of issues later, they’re more popular now than ever.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, we’re looking back at our 40 favorite moments from the history of comics from a galaxy far, far away—one day at a time.

Classic Star Wars (1992) #1

Classic Star Wars (1992) #1

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By 1979, the world started to understand that Star Wars went beyond just a blockbuster movie. Kenner’s toy line proved incredibly successful, Marvel’s STAR WARS comics flew off the shelves, and soon enough, our newspaper funny pages took fans to a galaxy far, far away. The CLASSIC STAR WARS line of comics reprints these strips.

If you’re inclined to assume that these stories never fit into Star Wars canon, CLASSIC STAR WARS #1 will squash such presumptions right away. The comic reissues an early-‘80s tale by Archie Goodwin—who also wrote many Marvel STAR WARS comics of that era—and penciler Al Williamson released by the LA Times Syndicate. Goodwin used knowledge gleaned from “The Empire Strikes Back” to craft a throwaway movie line into an entire story set between the first two films. Remember when Han tells Leia he’s leaving the Alliance because “The bounty hunter on Ord Mantell changed my mind?” Goodwin introduces us to Skorr—i.e., said bounty hunter!

The story of this encounter lasts through CLASSIC STAR WARS #2 and remains remarkably readable as a cohesive comic book arc, despite the chopped-up nature of its original media vehicle. It’s classic Star Wars, indeed.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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          Black Bolt: Royal Likeness   

Over the years, Blackagar Boltagon has filled many roles: leader of the Inhumans, husband, father, intergalactic ruler—and now, prisoner! Writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Christian Ward set up quite a challenge for the one-time king when they launched BLACK BOLT a few months back: escape from an epic space prison!

Teamed up with the likes of Absorbing Man, Black Bolt continues to figure out how to flee the seemingly inescapable jail in the stars so he can find his way back to his family. We talked with Ward about designing Black Bolt’s cage, working on the silent hero, and making his mark on a childhood favorite.

Marvel.com: This book has definitely taken Black Bolt in some unexpected directions. How has it been crafting these stories with Saladin so far?

Christian Ward: I’m drawn to stories I can’t predict. I think that’s one reason why shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” are so enjoyable. Reading Saladin’s scripts for BLACK BOLT [has] had those same unexpected elements and I’ve loved reading them. Bringing a story to life that you’re already enjoying in its script form is easy. I have a background in creator-owned comics; I’m used to working on books I’m personally invested in and working on BLACK BOLT with Saladin has felt no different.

I think he would agree that we’ve really clicked working on BLACK BOLT. It’s been an absolute joy and I feel very lucky to be working with Saladin. I felt like we’re telling one story together infused with all these personal elements. I definitely feel like we’re trying to say something with BLACK BOLT, whilst remembering it’s a super hero comic and it should also be a lot of fun. Even with his first comic, Saladin’s going to be [among] many peoples’ very favorite writers. He’s certainly one of mine now and hopefully this will be the first of many projects we do together.

Marvel.com: The story mixes elements from classic prison break tales with sci-fi and super heroes. Do you enjoy playing with those pieces and building new structures with them?

Christian Ward: I do! Lots of my previous projects—like ODY-C for instance—have been about clashing genres together. I love the tension you get from mixing disparate ingredients. With BLACK BOLT, as well as the genres you mentioned, I’ve been having fun approaching parts like a Gothic horror, not just with the scenery and the lighting but also trying to use page layouts to make it feel foreboding or claustrophobic.

There have been pages where I’ve tried to make the panel [borders] feel as much of the prison bars as the ones I’ve actually drawn. Becoming narrower and narrower as our characters are contained or crushed within them. It’s been fun to allow the different genres, like horror, influence how certain elements of the book look and even let each issue feel a little different. For instance, in issue #4 I’ve been playing with formal nine-panel grids and half tone textures as a way to exaggerate the old school comic book-ness of the issue. It keeps me on my toes and hopefully it keeps the [book] exciting from issue to issue for the reader.

Marvel.com: You’re setting much of the action inside of this jail. How much of it did you have designed ahead of time?

Christian Ward: Lots of great design is about tension and what Saladin had in mind for our prison was perfect to play to that idea. He had this idea that it would be equal parts Victorian gaol and [Jack] Kirby techno, so for every stone pillar there has to be this contrasting piece of insane, impossible machinery.

I read about Panopticon so I knew I wanted there to be eyes everywhere because big floating over-watching eyes are always creepy and it had to feel huge, I wanted Black Bolt to feel insignificant there. I certainly didn’t design a physical place like an architect would, rather I spent a lot of time thinking about how it would feel, or maybe how the inmates would feel being held there. I wanted the prison to feel intangible, like a monster glimpsed in the darkness, a place that was ever changing. Somewhere it would be impossible to get your footing or stay sane. An M.C. Escher drawing come to life.

Marvel.com: BLACK BOLT has incorporated some interesting characters from Absorbing Man to Death’s Head. How has it been putting your own spin on them and making them work in this story?

Christian Ward: The first thing I have to say is what a huge and continuing honor it is to be drawing these characters that so many greats have drawn before me. It’s very exciting to, as you say, put a spin on them. It’s a tricky balancing act to honor what’s come before and try to shine a different light on them. Hopefully success comes from loving the characters in the first place. For instance, when I was a teenager Death’s Head was my favorite character growing up in the UK. He was my Hulk, my Spider-Man, my X-Men. He was my number one. So when I came to design my take on him I let that love guide the design. What I love about the character—that’s what I bring to the forefront.

And oh boy, Absorbing Man! I love drawing Carl. This might be Black Bolt’s book, but I think Crusher’s the heart of it. It’s been so much fun to draw him not as a bad guy, but as a man, and try and make him feel real. Whereas I’m trying to keep Bolt at arm’s length I really want readers to feel very empathetic towards Crusher. I’ve really grown to love the guy so I hope that’s coming through.

Marvel.com: Does Black Bolt’s silence offer any particular challenges when you’re working from panel to panel?

Christian Ward: It’s a huge challenge. I remember reading about the difference between TV, movie, and stage acting and the “volume” in which actors have to project or emote in each. Unlike in theater, for instance, on a giant movie screen the smallest of facial movements can be read. I’m aiming for giant movie screen acting here. I’ve always enjoyed comic book acting and it’s huge fun to try and convey all the subtleties of Bolt’s face. I really wanted to have him feel reserved and withdrawn from us but that as the story progressed the wall that he’d built up around himself—his own personal inner prison wall—would break down and we’d see more of those emotions showing on his face and in his body language. You know, as much as I love the big cosmic moments of the book, it was the challenge of drawing Bolt that made me take the project on and I’m having the time of my life with it.

BLACK BOLT #3 breaks into stores on July 5, with issue #4 following on August 2, thanks to Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward.


          Celebrating Star Wars #21   

We all know that the first Star Wars film changed the face of pop culture forever when it hit theaters 40 years ago today—but it’s not just the movie that’s celebrating that milestone in 2017. Star Wars comics arrived with force in 1977, and hundreds of issues later, they’re more popular now than ever.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, we’re looking back at our 40 favorite moments from the history of comics from a galaxy far, far away—one day at a time.

Star Wars: Tag & Bink Are Dead (2001) #1

Star Wars: Tag & Bink Are Dead (2001) #1

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In 1966, a play known as “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”—later adapted to film in 1990—dared to retell “Hamlet” from the perspective of two minor characters. It offered a comedic take on key moments in Shakespeare’s masterpiece by implying that the bumbling duo in some way influenced key events.

Much along those lines, TAG AND BINK ARE DEAD delves into the background characters of “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back” to offer a little more “actual back story” to moments you’ve probably never thought twice about. Starting with the battle aboard Princess Leia’s Tantive IV that kicks off “Episode IV,” we follow two Rebels—the eponymous Tag and Bink—as they eventually escape Empire imprisonment and decide to disguise themselves as stormtroopers aboard the Death Star.

The comedic consequences result in “back stories” for moments like the lone TIE fighter that the Millennium Falcon encounters near the Death Star, the real reason Boba Fett showed up at Bespin, and how the Rebels acquired the shuttle Tyderium they’ll later use to infiltrate Endor in “Return of the Jedi.” Oh, and those two stormtroopers discussing “another drill” as Obi-Wan disarms the Death Star’s tractor beam? That’s Tag and Bink in inaction.

Writer Kevin Rubio masterminded TAG AND BINK ARE DEAD, and followed with a sequel in 2006—and this wasn’t the first time Rubio showed us “what really happened” in Star Wars movies. In 1996, he made a name for himself as the creator of “Troops,” a parody of “Cops” from a stormtrooper’s perspective largely responsible for ushering in an entire era of Star Wars fan films.


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          Air Canada va inaugurer le vol Montréal-Alger ce samedi   
Le premier vol direct d’Air Canada entre Montréal et Alger sera inauguré demain à partir de l’aéroport Pierre Elliott Trudeau, annonce la compagnie canadienne par voie de communiqué. « Air Canada est ravie de proposer un service sans escale au départ de Montréal et à destination d'Alger, une nouvelle destination attrayante qui renforce la place de l'aéroport Montréal-Trudeau en tant que plaque tournante stratégique pour l'ensemble de l'est du Canada et du nord-est des États-Unis, a affirmé Benjamin Smith, président – Transporteurs de passagers d'Air Canada. Misant sur le succès du service d'Air Canada Montréal–Casablanca maintenant assuré toute l’année, le service à destination d'Alger sera le seul vol sans escale exploité par un transporteur canadien entre Montréal et cette ville d'Afrique du Nord, établissant Air Canada comme un acteur de premier plan dans le marché important et grandissant entre le Canada et l'Algérie. Ce sera notre deuxième destination en Afrique, ce qui fait d'Air Canada l'un des rares transporteurs internationaux qui exploitent des vols à destination des six continents habités. » « Grâce à ce nouveau vol saisonnier, il sera maintenant possible de voyager et de transiter par Alger sans escale. Cela permettra d’élargir l’éventail d’opportunités des voyageurs, en plus de faire rayonner le Québec à l’étranger. En effet, je suis certaine que ce vol aller-retour favorisera l’attraction touristique vers notre belle métropole montréalaise. Finalement, ce vol est une bonne nouvelle pour les gens d’affaires et facilitera les relations commerciales, entre le Québec et l’Algérie, a déclaré Lise Thériault, vice-première ministre, ministre responsable de la Condition féminine, ministre responsable des PME » « L'horaire des vols est prévu de façon à optimiser les correspondances à la plaque tournante d'Air Canada à Montréal », selon la même source. La nouvelle liaison saisonnière sera assurée par Air Canada Rouge, la filiale low cost de la compagnie canadienne. La desserte se fera au moyen d’appareils Boeing 767-300ER de 282 places avec trois options de confort, selon la même source : la classe économique;  la place Préférence, offrant plus d’espace pour les jambes; et Premium Rouge, offrant plus d’espace personnel et un service supérieur.  A rappeler qu’Air Canada dessert déjà Alger à partir de Montréal via Francfort (Allemagne) en partenariat avec Lufthansa. De son côté, Air Algérie a une ligne directe depuis juin 2007.  
          Bac : bonheur des uns, colère des autres   
  «Si deuxième session il y a, je veux que mon fils en fasse partie. Je ne vois pas pourquoi on privilégierait les retardataires.   Au dernier jour de l’examen, mon fils était complètement exténué. Tel un alcoolique, il se déplaçait en s’appuyant sur les murs. Pourquoi lui n’aurait-il pas une seconde chance ?» Mohamed, 52 ans, est un papa en colère. Ce dernier estime que cette deuxième session n’arrange qu’une certaine catégorie de candidats. Son fils, Redouane, partage son avis. «Je n’ai pas assuré mon examen. En apprenant cette décision, je me dis que j’aurais dû arriver en retard.» Aujourd’hui, rien n’est encore tranché. C’est le conseil ministériel restreint qui devrait trancher quant à la date de déroulement de l’examen. Le nombre exact des candidats concernés n’est toujours pas annoncé d’une manière officielle. La ministre de l’Education nationale, apprend-on, annoncera certains détails la semaine prochaine lors d’une conférence de presse qu’elle organisera. Qui est concerné ? Seulement les retardataires ? Sur quels critères l’Onec se basera-t-il pour convoquer à nouveau les candidats à cette session spéciale ? Comment pourra-t-on faire la différence entre les retardataires et ceux ayant carrément abandonné les épreuves au milieu de la semaine.   Absents «Cette session concernera les retardataires ainsi que les absents», assure Kamel Nouari, directeur d’un collège. Une information confirmée par Meziane Meriane du Snapest qui souligne : «Il faut savoir que cette décision n’avantage pas uniquement les retardataires mais également les absents étant donné qu’il est impossible de déterminer qui est absent et qui est retardataire.» Selon lui, cette décision est dramatique étant donné que désormais, même un candidat absent va réclamer et personne ne pourra le contredire puisqu’il n’y a aucun moyen de vérifier. Suite à cette décision présidentielle, les cartes ont été redistribuées, mais pas de façon égale. Ainsi, la majorité demande à ce que le bac soit repassé par tout le monde, ou alors par les retardataires et les recalés. «On doit refaire le bac pour les retardataires et pour être plus juste, qu’on le refasse pour les retardataires et pour ceux qui auront échoué, sauf pour les tricheurs qui doivent être sanctionnés», soutient Bachir Hakem. En attendant les détails, la polémique enfle. «Où est l’égalité des chances promise pour le bac ?» interroge Yasmine, une candidate qui a passé son bac. Cette dernière poursuit : «Nous avons passé le bac en pleine canicule. Le refaire pour une certaine catégorie est injuste. Ils auront plus de temps pour réviser.»   Ponctualité Mounir la rejoint et soutient : «Je ne comprends pas pourquoi on avantage les retardataires. Le bac est l’examen décisif dans la vie de tout candidat. S’il n’a pas conscience de cela, il n’a qu’à le repasser. En étant exclu, il aurait eu une année pour revoir ses priorités et arriver à l’heure le jour J.» La maman de Yasmine a une autre crainte par rapport à cette nouvelle session : «Ils vont repasser les épreuves à un grand nombre. Ces derniers auront plus de temps pour réviser et auront sûrement de meilleurs résultats. Logiquement, ils auront les meilleures orientations pour l’université, ce qui est injuste.» Pour Meziane Meriane, du Snapest, la deuxième session est une atteinte à la discipline et la rigueur. On aurait aimé que le gouvernement laisse l’Education donner des leçons de rigueur à la société concernant l’application des lois de la République. «C’est un bac basé sur l’inégalité des chances, car passer le bac en plein Ramadhan et le passer en septembre ou en dehors de Ramadhan n’est pas favorable à l’une comme à l’autre sessions. Les sujets n’auront pas forcément d’égales difficultés. Le temps de préparation pour l’une des catégories sera plus long. Les résultats obtenus ne seront pas équivalents», affirme-t-il. Un avis largement partagé par Nabil Ferguinis du Snapap, qui estime que la deuxième session est une «aberration pédagogique. Du pur populisme». Selon le syndicaliste, il s’agit d’une grave dérive et d’une décision politique qui rentre dans la stratégie du pouvoir et qui va juste mettre la première responsable du secteur dans une position de faiblesse. «Le débat politique a omis le programme du gouvernement et vire vers une organisation qui n’a aucun argument psycho-pédagogique. Au lieu de penser à la rigueur pédagogique dont notre école a tant besoin en ces moments, le pouvoir politique impose une autre forme de ‘‘seuil’’», poursuit-il. L’activiste Kamel Nouari est aussi contre cette deuxième session.   Victimes «Le principe de l’égalité des chances n’est pas respecté. Comment peuvent-ils expliquer le fait d’interdire l’accès à l’établissement si un candidat est en retard, mais qu’on lui redonne la chance de repasser tout le bac, si ce n’est encourager la médiocrité», soutient-il. Il affirme aussi que même dans le cas d’organiser une autre session, il y a des règles à respecter : «Une autre session, ça se prépare avec l’accord de tous les partenaires sociaux, les parents d’élèves. Il faut aussi déterminer qui est concerné ou pas en précisant la date exacte.» Ce dernier confie qu’il serait pour une deuxième session uniquement si elle est organisée pour les retardataires mais aussi pour les recalés.  n
          Le bac au royaume des populistes...   
Par Nassima Oulebsir «Le bac ou la guerre», menace le peuple qui a passablement échoué à l’examen. «Y a mhaynek, chaabi w na3arfou», murmure le roi Achour El Acher à la ministre de l’Education BenAfrit… Elle tente de le persuader de ne pas céder et de rester ferme et rigoureux. Il s’agit d’un baccalauréat dont elle a d’ailleurs réussi l’organisation, en dépit des tentatives de fraude… Mais pas question de contrarier le peuple. Le souverain, dans son infinie bonté, décide d’accorder le titre de bachelier à tous les candidats peu importe s’ils ont échoué. Dépitée, vexée, la ministre, quitte le château et... sa fonction. Ces scènes qui nous ont fait rire sont tirées de la série Achour El Acher que beaucoup ont suivi pendant le Ramadhan. Mais la fiction a fini par rejoindre la réalité, à quelques détails près. La vraie ministre de l’Education nationale, Nouria Benghabrit, n’a en effet pas encore quitté le palais... du gouvernement. Pourtant on se croirait bien dans une comédie, mais sans Djaafar Kassem. Le président de la République, en guise de cadeau de l’Aïd, a décidé d’organiser une session spéciale pour les candidats retardataires au bac. Pour la discipline et la rigueur tant voulues par Nouria Benghabrit, il faudra repasser. Il semble que rendre à un examen, qui a perdu tout intérêt, sa crédibilité ne fait pas le poids devant la culture du populisme. La politique de la paix sociale à tout prix a fini par toucher l’école, mais c’est loin d’être la première fois. Car lorsque l’ancien ministre de l’Education, Baba Ahmed, avait décidé, dans le cadre de la loi, de sanctionner les candidats fraudeurs de 5 ans d’interdiction d’examen, Abdelmalek Sellal, alors Premier ministre, était intervenu pour dire : «Laissez les passer cette année.» Quelques années plus tard, Sellal, encore lui, somme Benghabrit de «Laisser les élèves se reposer» quand, dans une démarche pédagogique, elle avait décidé de leur accorder des vacances d’hiver de 10 jours. Au final, ils ont en eu 19. Une décision antipédagogique pour le bien d’une génération habituée, semble-t-il, au traitement de faveur et celui de responsables versatiles à la générosité changeante dans un pays où ils ont perdu tout crédit. Car il s’agit des mêmes décideurs qui ont refusé d’accorder une session extraordinaire ou spéciale aux élèves de la Kabylie en 2001 ou à ceux de Ghardaïa quelques années plus tard. Pas question pour eux de faire du «régionalisme» ou de la «discrimination». Visiblement, on n’est plus aussi regardant vis- à-vis du tort que cette démarche pourrait causer aux autres candidats qui, eux, ont passé leur bac dans des conditions plus contraignantes. On ne s’indigne plus même quand il s’agit d’encourager l’indiscipline. Les syndicats, qui ont pour habitude de dégainer, à la moindre occasion, les menaces de boycott des corrections ou de la surveillance des examens, se sont contentés de dénoncer, en réponse aux questions des médias. Pas étonnant que cela ne fasse pas partie de leurs revendications. Au vu de la crise, ils n’ont plus rien à gratter. Qu’elle soit organisée en juillet ou en septembre, cette session donne déjà un avant-goût amer du prochain bac 2018. Et nous serions tenté de dire : candidats attas attas mazal el hal…
          Carnet politique 4   
Samedi Ah, la miséricorde des sacrées nuits du Ramadhan ! Démonstration, à l’APN, Abdelmadjid Tebboune annonce en soirée que le président Abdelaziz Bouteflika a «donné instruction pour organiser une session spéciale du bac pour les élèves exclus de la dernière session du bac pour raison de retard». En plus de constituer un désaveu à la logique que voulait imposer la ministre de l’Education, Nouria Benghabrit, cette magnanimité présidentielle a provoqué une onde de choc : certains demandent même d’instaurer une session de rattrapage pour tout et pour rien. Comme le site satirique El Manchar qui annonce que «Bouteflika ordonne l’organisation d’une seconde session du Ramadhan pour les non-jeûneurs qui pour des raisons religieuses ou idéologiques ont refusé de jeûner pendant le le mois sacré, mais aussi les musulmans qui, distraits, ont mangé ou bu après al imsaak».   Tebboune toujours : le PM annonce aussi la prochaine installation d’une «commission nationale consultative» pour l’examen du dossier du soutien destiné aux catégories démunies de la société, chargée de l’élaboration des lois et mesures à même de permettre le ciblage des personnes ouvrant droit au soutien de l’Etat dans le cadre des efforts visant à consacrer le caractère social de l’Etat. Pour résumer, consulter certains pour savoir à qui on maintient les subventions. Parler à qui ? A ceux que le gouvernement choisira. Pas plus. Dimanche C’est l’Aïd, la fête, les bisous, les gâteaux et les gastros ! Débats éternels sur le taux de commerçants qui ont ouvert, avec, en toute honnêteté, un mieux par rapport aux années écoulées (à Alger cela dit). Mais il y avait autre chose à célébrer aussi en ce jour : la mémoire de Matoub Lounès ! Chez lui, à Taourirt Moussa, ils étaient des milliers, selon nos collègues de Kabylie, venus rendre hommage au Rebelle, assassiné le 25 juin 1998. Cette semaine a son cortège des hommages et des douleurs : Matoub le 25, Boudiaf le 29 ! Des assassinats qui, au-delà des enquêtes ou des commissions, des récits des uns et des autres, restent comme des points de fixation des tensions entre peuple et gouvernants. Au-delà de l’obsession légitime de la vérité, s’impose la volonté de juger un système volatile et impuni, incapable de s’autocritiquer, incapable de produire de l’avenir. Lundi Des youyous et d’inutiles feux d’artifice en préparation. Le taux de réussite à l’examen du Brevet d’enseignement moyen (BEM) (session juin 2017) a atteint 56,33% au niveau national. Mais pour le ministère de l’Education, ce taux est quand même jugé «relativement faible». A la Chaîne III de la radio étatique, Samia Mezaïb, directrice de l’évaluation et de la prospection au ministère de l’Education, a expliqué que la faiblesse relative des réussites résulte du cumul de plusieurs facteurs, dont celui des programmes élaborés «dans l’urgence», ainsi que la formation des enseignants qui n’a pas toujours été à la hauteur des dispositions de la nouvelle réforme de l’enseignement. La responsable pointe également les manquements en termes de formation en mathématiques chez les enseignants. Au moins, nous avons un secteur qui s’évalue et fait dans l’autocritique. C’est déjà ça, même sous le 4e mandat !   Mardi Il y a quelque chose de gênant chez Mme Saïda Benhabylès, présidente du Croissant-Rouge algérien. Quand elle se déplace pour visiter des migrants installés dans un campement à Alger-Est, elle tente de prononcer de grands discours («L’Algérie est en train de gérer avec courage les erreurs stratégiques des grandes puissances qui sont à l’origine de nombreux drames humanitaires»), et elle rentre dans le mur de la propagande infantile en disant que la campagne haineuse est orchestrée pour «salir l’image de l’Algérie» ! A part quelques groupuscules d’extrême droite en Europe et des débiles droitiers en France, qui vous cherche la petite bête ? Des Algériens, stupides et intolérants, il en existe : faudra leur parler à eux et non pas nous bassiner encore et encore avec «l’image de l’Algérie». Car, entre nous, qui fait le plus mal à l’image du pays ? N’est-ce pas le régime et ses petits voyous satellitaires ? L’occasion ici, par ailleurs, de rappeler l’engagement de Tebboune sur la régularisation des migrants (car c’est de cela qu’il s’agit, sauf erreur d’interprétation de sa déclaration vendredi soir à l’APN) : cela représenterait un symbole magnifique de notre solidarité obligatoire avec nos amis migrants, tous les migrants, tous les étrangers sur cette terre d’Algérie que nos martyrs ont rêvé fraternelle.   Mercredi Abdelmadjid Tebboune, nostalgique des années où le cinéma algérien twistait avec le succès mondial, a une belle idée : relancer l’industrie cinématographique algérienne. «Il y avait une industrie (cinématographique), nous allons la reprendre, l’Algérie était leader à l’échelle arabe et africaine dans le domaine du cinéma (…) Nous avons toutes les compétences et ressources humaines, il manque juste quelques moyens matériels qui seront remis aux mains de la famille du cinéma», a déclaré Tebboune. Alors quelques remarques, surtout concernant le dernier point en parlant des «quelques moyens matériels» : surtout ne donnez rien à personne alors que le secteur de la culture est miné par une effroyable corruption, où seuls les amis du ministère des hauteurs des Anassers sont les seuls bénéficiaires. Ceux, véritables héritiers du grand cinéma innovant et combatif algérien, ceux qui raflent des prix ailleurs et du mépris des bureaucrates ici, ceux-là sont hors radar des systèmes de rapine, heureusement, de la culture officielle qui bouffe des milliards pour de creux biopics ou de la propagande ! Si vous voulez relancer le cinéma, Monsieur Tebboune, faut s’occuper sérieusement des brutes et des truands. Jeudi «Ni la démagogie, ni les basses manœuvres n’ont pu empêcher la déconfiture d’un régime maintenu coûte que coûte, au mépris de toutes les aspirations et de tous les espoirs du peuple algérien. L’élimination de Ben Bella démontre en outre la justesse de nos positions. Mais le changement intervenu à Alger ne peut nous satisfaire. C’est tout le système qui était condamné et qui doit disparaître. Le mécontentement légitime des masses algériennes et leurs revendications constantes montrent que jamais elles n’accepteront comme solution à leurs problèmes la perpétuation du benbellisme même sans Ben Bella. La catastrophe économique exige une transformation totale des structures et des méthodes existantes. Nous irons tout droit à une dictature forcenée ou à une ‘‘congolisation’’ désastreuse si des solutions politiques ne sont pas dégagées dans les plus brefs délais ; il ne peut y avoir de demi-solutions, il faut que l’Algérie ait à sa tête un véritable pouvoir révolutionnaire et socialiste, issu des masses laborieuses, capable de promouvoir une politique hardie et réaliste et de parer aux urgences les plus flagrantes». Mohamed Boudiaf, déclaration après le coup d’Etat militaire du colonel Mohamed Boukharouba du 19 juin 1965.
          Des «irrégularités dénoncées» durant le concours de recrutement des enseignants   
Pas moins de 700 000 candidats ont passé hier les épreuves écrites du concours de recrutement des enseignants. Les activistes et syndicalistes du secteur déplorent le déroulement des examens dans des conditions «hors normes» qui, affirment-ils, favorisent la «fraude». «Ce concours n’a pas été soumis aux mêmes mesures prises lors de l’examen du baccalauréat par exemple. Les agents n’ont pas utilisé le détecteur de métaux ni fouillé les candidats, ce qui a permis à ces derniers d’avoir leurs téléphones portables, tablettes et autres outils à l’intérieur des salles d’examen», affirme Kamel Nouari, activiste et directeur d’un collège, soulignant que dès le début des épreuves, «les sujets des examens ont fait le tour des réseaux sociaux». Toujours sur la Toile, plusieurs candidats ont aussi dénoncé certains «dépassements et irrégularités». Par ailleurs, selon les chiffres avancés par le ministère de l’Education et face à la vague des demandes de départ à la retraite d’un nombre important d’enseignants, et si 10 000 candidats seulement seront pris, le prochain recrutement des enseignants dans les trois paliers ne couvrira pas les besoins du secteur, estiment les syndicats. En effet, plus de 40 000 enseignants ont entamé les démarches pour partir à la retraite et quitteront leur poste d’ici l’année prochaine, après la décision de suppression de la retraite anticipée après 32 ans de service. Pour Bachir Hakem du CLA, de nombreux postes resteront vacants faute de candidats valables ou par manque de candidats dans certaines spécialités. «Le déficit en enseignants de qualité sera très important cette année encore. Le nombre d’enseignants qui seront recrutés cette année sera encore en dessous des besoins et sera de nouveau, comme l’année dernière, complété par les enseignants inscrits au fichier de la banque de données et qui seront recrutés encore une fois en tant que contractuels», explique-t-il. Et d’ajouter : «Recruter un enseignant, quel que soit son niveau, sans aucune formation, à partir d’un concours dont la crédibilité n’est pas reconnue par les responsables eux-mêmes a montré les carences de cette méthode d’engagement dans ce noble métier.»
          Opération de recherche au large d’El Kala   
Des unités de la Protection civile d’El Tarf sont intervenues, hier, dans une opération de recherche après la découverte d’une embarcation vide à 4 miles (7,5 km) au large d’El Kala. Les garde-côtes ne communiquent plus depuis quelques années. Impossible d’entrer en contact avec les garde-côtes d’El Kala et Annaba ou encore les forces navales de Jijel pour en savoir plus. Il faut remonter jusqu’à la 5e Région militaire de Constantine nous a-t-on conseillé. Nous n’avons pas tous les éléments en main, mais, selon les informations recueillies, l’embarcation recueillie et ramenée au port d’El Kala serait trop petite pour être l’une de celles employées par les passeurs de harraga. C’est une petite embarcation de 3,8 m dite de plaisance, comme celles qu’utilisent les pilleurs de corail. Les départs successifs de harraga à partir d’El Kala, qui ont repris après 10 ans d’arrêt, (voir El Watan du 28 juin édition de l’Est) laissent penser au naufrage des occupants d’une embarcation, dont on est encore sans nouvelles. D’un autre côté, aucune disparition de personnes en mer n’a été signalée. Les opérations de recherche se poursuivent.
          Une commission d’enquête ministérielle dépêchée à la Duch   
Une commission d’enquête a été dépêchée, hier, à la Direction de l’urbanisme, de construction et de l’habitat (Duch) de la wilaya de Tamanrasset par le ministère de tutelle, a-t-on appris sur place. La commission, composée de trois inspecteurs de l’administration centrale, devra se pencher sur les doléances exprimées par le syndicat de la Duch qui avait appelé, récemment, à une grève illimitée en raison de la dégradation des conditions socioprofessionnelles des travailleurs. L’affaire des employés qui se disent «molestés et maltraités» par le premier responsable de cette institution à Tamanrasset a ainsi fait régir le ministre de l’Habitat, de l’Urbanisme et de la Ville, Youcef Cherfa, qui a, peu après son installation à la tête de ce département, adressée une correspondance à tous les walis où il demande l’état d’évaluation des Duch et des comptes-rendus sur l’avancement des projets lancés dans chaque wilaya. Comme signalé dans l’édition d’Elwatan week-end du 16 juin 2017, les employés de la Duch de Tamanrasset réclament leur droit à un congé annuel et le remboursement des frais de transport ainsi que les indemnités compensatrices des frais engagés par les agents en mission commandée, conformément à la réglementation en vigueur. Le syndicat a également évoqué «les abus liés aux ponctions injustifiées» sur les salaires de certains fonctionnaires et la situation problématique des travailleurs relevant des directions déléguées d’In Salah et d’In Guezzam, qui n’ont toujours pas été rémunérés. Le favoritisme et la partialité entre travailleurs ont également été soulevés dans une lettre de doléances qui met le directeur sur la sellette pour son comportement maladroit vis-à-vis de ses subordonnés, qui ont été destinataires de plusieurs questionnaire et d’avis de sanction «arbitraire». Les rédacteurs de ce document, faut-il le rappeler, demandent la régularisation des retombées financières liées aux avancements des échelons et aux rappels différentiels relatifs aux allocations familiales. Jointe par téléphone, une source auprès de la direction en question a fait savoir que durant toute la journée, les membres de la commission se sont réunis avec les représentants de la section syndicale et les travailleurs afin d’entendre leurs doléances et du coup s’enquérir des véritables problèmes qui minent la Duch de cette wilaya géostratégique.    
          I Am Not Here - 7/2 to 10/3   
Place Only 2 Places - 15:00 HANDICAP 2m 56yds - NEWCASTLE
          Mary Frances VENTEICHER RENZE   

A gravestone photo for Mary Frances VENTEICHER RENZE was submitted to Carroll a.k.a. Carroll City Cemetery in Carroll County Iowa on June 29th, 2017.


          Crash d’Air Algérie en 2014 : la compagnie espagnole Swiftair inculpée en France   
La compagnie espagnole Swiftair a été inculpée, hier, dans l’enquête en France sur le crash d’un avion d’Air Algérie, dans lequel 116 personnes avaient péri en 2014, les juges soupçonnant d’importants manquements dans la formation des pilotes, selon des sources judiciaires et proches du dossier. La compagnie de leasing a été mise en examen pour «homicides involontaires par maladresse, imprudence, inattention, négligence ou manquement à une obligation de prudence ou de sécurité», a précisé à une des sources. Il s’agit de la première mise en examen dans cette affaire. Le 24 juillet 2014, un McDonnell Douglas, loué par Swiftair à Air Algérie, s’était écrasé dans le nord du Mali avec à son bord 110 passagers, dont 54 Français, et six membres d’équipage, tous espagnols. D’après une expertise judiciaire rendue en décembre dernier, le crash a été provoqué par la non-activation du système antigivre des sondes moteur par les pilotes alors que les conditions météorologiques requéraient sa mise en place. Le givrage des sondes a conduit à une diminution de la vitesse de l’appareil, puis à son décrochage qui n’a pas pu être rattrapé. Ce scénario est aussi celui retenu par le Bureau d’enquêtes et d’analyses (BEA) en France dans un rapport rendu en avril 2016. Les conclusions des experts sont sévères pour la compagnie. A leurs yeux, l’entraînement au sol et sur simulateur «insuffisant et incomplet» des deux pilotes contribue à expliquer qu’ils «n’ont pas détecté ou très tardivement» la perte de vitesse de l’appareil ainsi que leur «manque de réaction adaptée» quand il a commencé à décrocher. Le fait que les deux pilotes, tous les deux saisonniers, ne volaient que quelques mois par an avec de longues périodes d’interruption a aussi contribué à «rabaisser leur niveau de performances face à des situations inusuelles», ajoutent-ils. «Ni le BEA français ni les magistrats espagnols, qui ont aussi diligenté une enquête, n’ont retenu la responsabilité de Swiftair qui ne peut comprendre être mise en examen aujourd’hui en France pour les mêmes faits», ont réagi ses avocats Sébastien Schapira et Marion Grégoire.
          I Am Not Here - 9/4 to 2/1   
Place Only 3 Places - 15:00 HANDICAP 2m 56yds - NEWCASTLE
          Mary Frances RENZE   

A gravestone photo for Mary Frances RENZE was submitted to Carroll a.k.a. Carroll City Cemetery in Carroll County Iowa on June 29th, 2017.


          No Shelter From the Woj Bombs   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


          Mohamed Boudiaf : Quand Ben Bella s’acharne contre Si Tayeb El Watani   
A l’occasion du 25e anniversaire de son assassinat, El Watan Week-end a choisi de revenir sur un épisode peu connu de la vie de Mohamed Boudiaf. Vendredi 21 juin 1963. Midi. Pont d’Hydra. Un homme filiforme, habillé d’un complet veston, marche à petits pas. Deux individus à la mine patibulaire l’accostent. Bref échange. L’homme est embarqué dans la Peugeot 404 garée sur cette route. Mohamed Boudiaf vient d’être enlevé par le commando du président Ahmed Ben Bella. Dans son livre Où va l’Algérie, il en donne le signalement : l’un des agents dénommé Mohamed S., quinquagénaire, est un ex-agent zélé de la police des renseignements généraux et de la DST à Alger où il a sévi lors des événements de mai 1945 et de l’arraisonnement de l’avion des Cinq en octobre 1956. Le second agent, «plus replet et aux gestes brusques», est un «militant» «parfaitement imbu de son rôle et pénétré de son importance policière». Demandant à Boudiaf de se mettre à leur disposition au nom de la SM, ils l’embarquent dans la berline qui démarre en trombe. Itinéraire : la colonne Voirol, chemin Beaurepaire, clinique des Orangers et arrivée dans une villa «fleurie» des environs. Boudiaf, extrêmement fatigué, est fouillé «des pieds à la tête». Mais aucun des agents ne lui explique les raisons de son arrestation et qui en sont les commanditaires. Il décide alors d’entamer une grève de la faim. «Kidnappé dans le plus grand secret, emmené dans une villa inhabitée sans explication, je ne peux que trouver une allure macabre à toute cette aventure», écrit le «séquestré» dans ce qui devient son journal, qu’il entame le jour même de son interpellation. Durant quatre jours, Boudiaf, qui a été arrêté une première fois une année plus tôt à M’sila (30 juillet 1962), où il est parti dans sa famille des Ouled Madi, cherche désespérément à «communiquer avec les villas voisines, sans résultat». Il décide alors d’écrire à l’«autorité mystérieuse» qui a ordonné son enlèvement. Le lundi, il est embarqué en voiture vers le siège de la gendarmerie (actuellement groupement de gendarmerie d’Alger, Bab J’did). Entouré à son arrivée à la caserne par une dizaine de gendarmes, mitraillettes au poing, «un peu curieux, un peu fébriles», il reconnaît leur chef, le colonel Ahmed Bencherif, qui lui dit, pince-sans-rire, que la chambre qui lui est réservée dans cette caserne coloniale vaut mieux que celle de la prison de la Santé où il était détenu. Compagnons couards Chez les Boudiaf et les militants du Parti de la révolution socialiste (PRS), créé en septembre 1962, c’est la stupéfaction et la rage. «Le problème, c’est qu’on ne savait pas s’il était vivant ou mort. On pensait qu’il était fini et qu’il allait être exécuté», raconte à El Watan Week-end Nacer Boudiaf, âgé à l’époque de 8 ans. Rencontrant leur père pour la première fois une année seulement auparavant, Nacer et sa fratrie (Kheireddine, Fella et Samia) le voient disparaître à nouveau. L’oncle Aïssa décide d’aller à la police d’Hydra où les agents «ont nié être au courant de cette affaire». Le frère prend alors l’initiative d’entrer en contact avec certains compagnons de l’ancien coordonnateur du FLN. «Mehri m’a promis d’intercéder en sa faveur auprès de Boumediène. Mais il ne fait rien. Je suis entré en contact avec Bitat. Après un moment d’attente devant sa maison à la rue Bachir Ibrahimi (El Biar), il me reçoit dans le jardin tout en jetant des coups d’œil à droite et à gauche comme s’il y avait des yeux pour le guetter», signale Aïssa dans un entretien à El Khabar hebdo. Le PRS publie dans l’après-midi de l’arrestation un communiqué. L’alerte a été donnée par Rachid Krim, «le fils spirituel de Boudiaf et son chef de cabinet en 1992», actuellement à Paris. L’arrestation de Boudiaf par le président Ben Bella a marqué le clan. «J’ai un oncle, Moussa, actuellement décédé. Il était le premier ambassadeur de l’Algérie à Genève. C’est un ancien militant qui s’est retiré après le kidnapping de Boudiaf par les sbires de Ben Bella», témoigne Nacer, amer. Le pouvoir décide de faire évacuer d’Alger l’encombrant opposant. Le 26 juin, Boudiaf, embastillé dans la caserne de la Haute-Casbah, est réveillé à quatre heures du matin pour être emmené à l’aérodrome de Chéraga, où l’hélicoptère prend l’air en direction de Oued Norson. A bord, il est rejoint par d’autres militants, eux aussi arrêtés par les hommes de Ben Bella : Ali Allouache, ancien porte-parole de la wilaya IV, Moussa Kebaïli et Mohand Akli Benyounes, dit Daniel, anciens de la Fédération de France du FLN. Arrivé à Oued Norson, le groupe est embarqué à bord de voitures légères en direction de Sidi Bel Abbès, Saïda, Mecheria, Aïn Safra et Beni Ounif. Complètement éreintés par un voyage de mille kilomètres, Boudiaf et ses compagnons arrivent à Colomb Béchar à la tombée de la nuit. Tsabit : détenus dans une école désaffectée «Je suis épuisé après ce long voyage, survenu au sixième jour de ma grève de la faim, je décide d’interrompre mon jeûne, croyant candidement qu’à Colomb Béchar le régime politique va nous être appliqué et que nous pourrons engager une grève dans de meilleures conditions», fait remarquer Boudiaf, qui décide d’écrire une lettre au colonel, commandant de la Région militaire. Le 4 juillet, les séquestrés seront dirigés plus au sud où, leur dit-on, ils seront «plus à l’aise» ! Ils seront transbahutés dans d’énormes camions Berliet vers le camp Colonel Lotfi, à Tsabit, localité située à 65 km au nord de la ville d’Adrar, capitale du Touat. La chambre réservée aux prisonniers dans ce qui fut probablement une école de construction récente est trop exiguë : 5 mètres sur trois. Là, dans la caserne Lotfi, Boudiaf arrive à «dialoguer en imagination» avec le colonel, de son nom d’état civil, Ben Ali Boudghène, mort au combat à Béchar avec des dizaines de ses compagnons. «Ce héros, nous ne le renierons pas ! Nous n’abandonnons pas la lutte pour que notre peuple soit le seul maître de son destin», écrit Boudiaf dans son journal en date du 8 juillet. Souffrant des conditions de détention — chaleur suffocante (60°), manque de nourriture —, mais ne subissant pas de sévices particuliers (Aïssa Boudiaf évoque des tortures dans son témoignage), le groupe entame à partir du 15 juillet une grève de la faim. Entre-temps, le pouvoir a décidé de communiquer sur les détenus du Touat. N’indiquant pas où il été interpellé et par quel service, le ministre de la Justice, Amar Bentoumi, a admis en conférence de presse que Boudiaf avait été «appréhendé vendredi 21 juin 1963 en fin de matinée alors qu’il sortait de chez lui». Dans le discours prononcé au Caroubier (Alger), à l’occasion de l’indépendance, le président Ben Bella a «brodé, précise Boudiaf, sur le thème du complot aux ramifications lointaines». Le raïs reprend, en employant sa rhétorique habituelle, les mêmes accusations lors d’une tournée dans le Constantinois. «Ces derniers temps, nous avons arrêté cinq personnes qui ont traité avec le gouvernement français et avec le colonialisme pour instaurer un climat à la Tshombé», signale-t-il. Interrogé par le journaliste français de la RTF (Cinq colonnes à la Une), Georges De Caunes, Ben Bella reconnaît : «Oui, Boudiaf a été arrêté parce qu’il avait des agissements que j’estime dangereux». Il parle aussi d’un complot fomenté par son ancien codétenu du château d’Aulnoy avec la complicité du Ppésident Bourguiba. Face à ces accusations, aucune réaction indignée des compagnons de Boudiaf. Exceptée celle de Hocine Aït Ahmed qui a interpellé Ben Bella à l’Assemblée. L’ancien capitaine de l’ALN Si El Hafidh Yaha parle dans ses mémoires (FFS contre dictature, Koukou) d’une entrevue entre Aït Ahmed et le raïs lors d’une réception organisée en l’honneur de son ami Fethi Dib, responsable des moukhabarat égyptien, et proche de Gamal Abdel Nasser. Le défunt président du FFS rapporte à Yaha la réaction de son interlocuteur : «Ben Bella est buté. Il est décidé à continuer dans sa politique de répression et d’arrestations. Il m’a dit que toute personne qui s’opposera à lui ira les rejoindre en prison». Les prisonniers, détenus dans des conditions difficiles à l’extrême-sud du pays, dénoncent l’aveuglement d’un pouvoir «pré-dictatorial» : ni procès ni même d’interrogatoires dans les lieux où ils sont détenus. «Depuis notre enlèvement, aucun de nous n’a été interrogé. Nous ne savons même pas ce qu’on nous reproche. La vérité est ailleurs : il s’agit d’une basse vengeance personnelle, inspirée par la peur panique devant la montée du mécontentement populaire», estime Tayeb El Watani, dont les activités (entretien à la veille de son arrestation avec le journaliste Paul Marie de la Gorce) dérangeaient le locataire de la Villa-Joly. Petite concession : un poste radio qui leur permet de suivre et de commenter l’actualité. Boudiaf en fait état dans son journal : discours populistes de Ben Bella, démission de Ferhat Abbès de la présidence de l’Assemblée, crise du FFS, conflit avec le Maroc, etc.   Remontée vers le Nord Après une vingtaine de jours passés à Tsabit, Boudiaf et ses compagnons, toujours en grève de la faim, sont emmenés par avion à Béchar, avant d’être transférés à Saïda par Beni Ounif (même itinéraire que le premier). Là, ils seront détenus dans la caserne de gendarmerie de la ville des Eaux, où des médecins dépêchés d’Oran tentent de les persuader de cesser leur grève. Refus. «Rien de nouveau et la grève continue. Mes compagnons sont aussi fatigués et traînent leur faim et leur mauvaise humeur, n’espérant plus rien». Saïda, 7 août. Hospitalisation après aggravation de la situation des détenus. Le groupe décide, le 15 août, d’arrêter sa grève de la faim qui a duré 32 jours «pour reprendre des forces en vue d’une autre action». Conséquence fâcheuse de l’action : ils ont perdu chacun au moins une quinzaine de kilos. «J’ai demandé une bascule pour avoir une idée de mon poids. J’ai été moi-même étonné de la perte de 18 kilos, de 69-70 kilos, mon poids normal, je ne pèse plus que 51 kilos. Mes deux autres compagnons (Kebaïli a été libéré, ndlr) en sont au même point de faiblesse ; l’un et l’autre ont perdu en moyenne 15 kilos. Nous sommes devenus de véritables squelettes désarticulés, incapables du plus petit effort.» 13 août. Boudiaf réussit à envoyer des lettres, l’une à sa femme et l’autre à son frère, pour mettre à nu «les mensonges des déclarations gouvernementales». Agée de 33 ans, sa femme sera elle aussi internée et ne sera libérée qu’après l’intervention de Sellami Zohra, M’silie et future épouse de Ben Bella, explique Nacer. Les autorités qui ont évoqué un accord avec l’opposition ont décidé de libérer en novembre Boudiaf et ses compagnons, rejoints plus tôt par Salah Boubnider, dit Sawt El Arab. Partis à Sidi Bel Abbès, ils se retrouveront à la caserne de gendarmerie de Bab J’did, après une autre grève de la faim (44 jours pour Boudiaf, après près de 5 mois de détention). 15 novembre. Il est 21h30 quand Boudiaf est ramené chez lui «à la surprise de (sa) famille qui ne s’attendait pas à (le) revoir de sitôt». «C’est ainsi que je recouvris la liberté, de la même façon qu’une certaine matinée du 21 juin, je l’avais perdue», s’étonne-t-il. L’inénarrable journaliste, alors correspondant du Monde à Alger, Jean-François Kahn, décrit le mieux l’état d’esprit de l’ancien détenu de Tsabit : «Fidèle à son personnage, dur et tranchant, le même éclat dans le regard et les mains nerveuses, tel est apparu M. Mohamed Boudiaf à sa sortie de prison. Apparemment peu affecté par sa détention, mais légèrement amaigri, l’ancien prisonnier d’Aulnoy s’est tout de suite replongé dans son élément.»
          Pour s’exiler au Maroc, il passe la frontière sous un haïk   
Quelques mois après sa libération et des tentatives d’organiser l’opposition, Boudiaf décide de quitter l’Algérie. Pour sortir du pays, la frontière algéro-tunisienne était la plus sûre vu l’importance des militants du PRS à Annaba, plus particulièrement, témoigne Amar Benbelaïd, étudiant et militant du parti à Paris. Un cousin de Boudiaf, Ismaïl, directeur de l’hôtel des Finances de Annaba, s’est chargé de l’héberger. Selon Benbelaïd, auteur de l’essai C’était Boudiaf, un faux passeport fut établi au nom d’une dame, et c’est déguisé en femme voilée que l’ancien séquestré de Tsabit se présente au poste frontière de Souk Ahras. «Dans la voiture avaient pris place deux autres femmes également voilées et un monsieur. Tout ce monde prétexta se rendre à la Marsa, en Tunisie, où réside historiquement une importante colonie algérienne pour participer aux festivités d’un mariage. Le voyage se déroulera sans encombre jusqu’à Tunis ; de là, Boudiaf s’envolera pour Paris où il arrivera le 14 septembre», détaille Benbelaïd. Arrivé en Tunisie, Boudiaf est accueilli par le ministre tunisien El Hadi Bekkouche, «qui lui offrit l’hospitalité et lui tint compagnie jusqu’à son départ pour le Maroc», raconte Aïssa Boudiaf.  
          Commémoration à Annaba   
C’est dans d’autres circonstances que 25 ans après, le même groupe, la même poignée d’humbles hommes se sont recueillis dans le même lieu à Annaba, à la même heure, 11h42, où avait été abattu Mohamed Boudiaf, l’ex-président algérien, a-t-on constaté sur place. Dans d’autres circonstances, car Nacer Boudiaf, le fils du président assassiné, a cessé d’enquêter sur les auteurs de ce crime d’Etat alors que les Algériens sont encore dans l’attente de la vérité sur ce drame qui n’a pas livré tous ses secrets. Dans d’autres circonstances également puisque cette année la commémoration de la disparition tragique de Si Tayeb El Watani a été assurée indirectement par la Gendarmerie nationale dont des démonstrations ont été organisées au pied de la stèle érigée à l’entrée du palais de la Culture, baptisé du nom du défunt. Les portes ouvertes de ce corps constitué ont coïncidé avec l’assassinat du président dont la manifestation et la commémoration se sont déroulées simultanément dans le même lieu. Dans d’autres circonstances, encore une fois, car ce sont des enfants de gendarmes qui, après les démonstrations, ont déposé des gerbes de fleurs et récité la Fatiha à la mémoire de leur ancien président, à la place des adultes, habitués à le faire chaque année. Ces adultes sont, entre autres, des citoyens, des universitaires, des représentants du parti RCD, le grand reporter Maamar Farah, Djamel Daoudi, le vice-président de la CCI Seybouse et bien sûr Me Hchaïchia Hmaïda, membre fondateur de la Fondation Mohamed Boudiaf. Qualifié de «poète de feu Mohamed Boudiaf», Salah Chaâbane Chaouch n’a pas omis ce rendez-vous annuel pour lire à l’assistance un autre émouvant poème dédié à la mémoire du défunt. En l’absence et l’indifférence des autorités officielles locales et nationales, cette assistance a tenu, comme d’habitude, à rendre hommage à ce grand homme pour rappeler, pour que nul n’oublie, que «Mohamed Boudiaf, un honnête révolutionnaire, avait été appelé clandestinement à la rescousse pour sauver l’Algérie en déperdition. A l’appel de l’Algérie, il avait répondu ‘‘oui’’, ignorant qu’il venait en même temps de signer son acte de mort car assassiné en ce lieu même. Il était venu avec l’espoir de donner au peuple algérien une réponse définitive à sa célèbre interrogation : «Où va l’Algérie ?». Et on commémore aujourd’hui (hier) un quart de siècle après, clandestinement, le crime contre ce chahid en l’absence des autorités locales.».  
          S.C. gas will likely still be the cheapest in the nation after tax increase on July 1   


South Carolina's state gas tax increases by two cents on Sat. July 1, the first of six two-cent bumps phased in by road-improvement legislation passed by the General Assembly this year.

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          Quand un acteur parle   
Témoignage de première main d’un acteur en vue de la Révolution. En exil au Maroc où il s’occupait de sa briqueterie, Mohamed Boudiaf a décidé de détailler les préparatifs du 1er Novembre, à l’occasion de la célébration du 20e anniversaire du déclenchement de la Guerre d’Algérie. Publié une première fois par le journal du PRS, El Jarida (Paris, 1974), le texte d’une centaine de pages a été réédité en 2010 chez Dar El Khalil (Alger) par son frère Aïssa Boudiaf qui y a adjoint l’entretien qu’il a accordé à El Khabar Hebdo. Le document est un témoignage fort intéressant d’un acteur de cette période qui a été à la manœuvre (organisation spéciale, CRUA, groupe des 22 et des 6, etc.). Boudiaf commence par expliquer ses objectifs : «Répondant aux désirs des militants du parti et certainement à celui de tous les Algériens épris de vérité, la commémoration du 20e anniversaire du 1er Novembre 1954 sera pour moi l’occasion de reprendre l’histoire de cette époque, des contacts, des discussions, des démarches, de l’organisation, en un mot des circonstances réelles dans lesquelles est née l’insurrection algérienne.» Pour le rédacteur, «bon nombre de personnes étrangères à ces événements ont écrit et continuent de le faire en déformant, par intérêt ou par ignorance, les faits attribuant à des gens des rôles qu’ils n’ont pas joués, idéalisant certaines situations et passant d’autres sous silence, refaisant l’histoire après coup». Les chercheurs ne manqueront pas de se référer lorsqu’ils traitent de cette période dont beaucoup d’acteurs n’ont pas pu — mort au combat — ou voulu rédiger leurs témoignages. La Préparation du 1er Novembre, Dar El Khalil, Alger, 2010, p. 111. Quand Boudiaf assène ses vérités Parfois des titres connaissent une meilleure fortune que les livres eux-mêmes. Le livre de Mohamed Boudiaf Où va l’Algérie ? en fait partie. Publié une première fois aux éditions Librairie de l’Etoile (Paris, 1964), il sera réédité au début des années 1990 après avoir été diffusé en samizdat. La jeune maison d’édition Tafat (ex-Belles-Lettres), installée à Béjaïa, l’a mis à la portée des lecteurs sous un format poche (2013). Genèse du texte : enlevé par les hommes liges de Ben Bella, Boudiaf raconte dans le détail les journées de captivité. Amar Benbelaïd, étudiant et militant du PRS témoigne : «Le manuscrit a été envoyé dans le secret à des militants du PRS en France en septembre, soit deux mois avant sa libération (novembre 1963, ndlr). Quand Boudiaf fut libéré, nous étions en train de mettre la dernière main à la rédaction du manuscrit qu’il nous a fait parvenir du lieu de sa détention et qui relatait dans ses moindres détails, sa mise au secret depuis son enlèvement jusqu’à la veille de sa libération. Le soir même nous l’avions eu au téléphone et nous lui avions témoigné notre joie de le savoir enfin libre et de nouveau à sa place parmi nous. Nous décidâmes de surseoir à la publication du livre pour lui permettre d’y ajouter une analyse politique et économique de la situation de l’Algérie et de le terminer par des propositions concrètes qui viendraient compléter la plateforme du PRS.» Le rédacteur, qui parle de ses privations, ne s’est pas retenu pour commenter l’actualité qu’il suivait sur un poste radio (crise du FFS, tensions avec le Maroc, démission de Abbas, etc.). L’auteur a consigné également des observations qui gardent, malgré la distance qui nous sépare de cette période de l’histoire de l’Algérie indépendante, toute leur force. Mohamed Boudiaf, Où va l’Algérie ?, Tafat, P.250, 2013.   Boudiaf, l’enfant du Hodna La ville de M’sila a connu une effervescence politique. La population indigène comme coloniale avait ses choix bien arrêtés : formations colonialistes, Parti communiste algérien (PCA), Association des oulémas, Amis du Manifeste algérien (AML), et plus tard PPA/MTLD. Birem Kamel, enseignant à l’université de M’sila, a consacré une étude sur l’activité nationaliste dans sa région du Hodna, tirée de sa thèse de doctorat. S’appuyant sur un fonds archivistique important (Archives Outre-mer d’Aix-en-Provence, Quai d’Orsay, Armées de terre-France, etc.), l’ouvrage permet de suivre les activités menées par les différents groupes organisés en «nadi» (club), ou suivant des personnalités en vue. Né à Ouled Madhi à M’sila dans une famille déclassée, Mohamed Boudiaf fera ses premières armes dans ce milieu particulier. Après des études arrêtées en cinquième des cours complémentaires, il devient fonctionnaire successivement à Constantine et Jijel (service des contributions). Incorporé dans l’armée française en 1942 pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il en sort avec le grade de brigadier-chef d’artillerie. A la fin de la guerre, il rejoint le parti MTLD/PPA (fin 1945) et en devient l’un des responsables à Bordj Bou Arréridj. Fin 1947, il est chargé de créer une section de l’organisation para-militaire - Organisation spéciale (OS). Recherché en 1950 après le démantèlement de l’OS, il est jugé et condamné par contumace pour ses activités militantes. En 1952, il est chargé de l’organisation de la Fédération de France du MTLD. En mars 1954, il forme le CRUA, avant d’être élu lors de la réunion des «22» comme responsable du Comité révolutionnaire. Il quitte l’Algérie en octobre 1954, pour rejoindre la délégation extérieure. L’avion de la compagnie Air Atlas-Air Maroc qui le conduit avec quatre des leaders de la Révolution est détourné en octobre 1956 sur Alger. A l’indépendance, il s’oppose à Ben Bella. Né le 23 juin 1919, il sera arrêté le 21 juin 1963. Il connaîtra une fin funeste le 29 d’un autre mois de juin (1992). Birem Kamel, Le Mouvement national dans la région de M’sila (1900-1954), Dar El Awtan, Sidi Moussa, Alger, 2012, p.203.  
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          492 Announces New Summer Menu, F&B Nights on Tuesdays   


It's all happening at 492.

The restaurant has launched a new menu for summer, with small plates like grilled squid and braised kale, and entrees like swordfish with salsa verde and Chicken Milanese with a sunny side up egg. more…


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          7th Pay Commission allowances: Good news for employees, no blame game likely, check out why   

The Union Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on allowances with some modifications. 7th Pay Commission allowances: The Union Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on allowances with some modifications.  However, a lot of doomsayers have been saying that the cash in hand of employees is going to […]

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          7th Pay Commission Allowances – Benefits to Railway Employees, Central Govt. Employees and other Staff   

नई दिल्ली। मोदी सरकार की तरफ से सातवें वेतन आयोगी (7th Pay Commission) की 34 सिफारिशों को मंजूरी देने के बाद अब लोग यह सोच रहे हैं कि आखिर अलाउंस में कितनी बढ़ोत्तरी हुई है। आइए जानते हैं 1 जुलाई से लागू होने जा रहे सातवें वेतन आयोग के तहत भारतीय रेलवे के कर्मचारियों, नर्सों […]

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          7th Pay Commission allowances finally get government nod: Key highlights   

Here are the details of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations as approved by the Union Cabinet   Following are highlights of the approval given by theCabinet to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on allowances with some modifications. * House Rent Allowance will be paid at 24, 16 and eight per cent […]

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          7th Pay Commission – Press Release issued by Ministry of Finance on allowances   

PRESS NOTE The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees. While approving the recommendations of the […]

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          You can win local art in the Celebrate Summer Giveaway, now through July 14   


[embed-1]If you're like us you follow local artists religiously because you know that some day, somehow, said artists will feature their pieces at a discount, or, heck, even give them away. Lucky for us, today local artist Raven Roxanne announced a giveaway in which she partners with fellow Charlestonians Proud Mary textiles, NYC's Lizzie Fortunato jewelry, food delivery company Daily Harvest, and framing group Simply Framed.

All told, the goods are a $2,000 value, featuring a framed Roxanne painting, Proud Mary clutch and tunic, a pair of Lizzie Fortunato silk tassel earrings, and 12 organic smoothie cups from Daily Harvest. more…


          Summerville SPCA offering $17 adoption fee today through Sunday   


Looking for an animal companion to ring in the Fourth of July? Here’s your chance — the Frances R. Willis SPCA is holding a "clear the shelter" adoption special this Fourth of July weekend. The shelter has a normal capacity of 165 but is currently holding over 300 animals.


          Medical Receptionist - Northwest Human Services, Inc. - Salem, OR   
Northwest Human Services is seeking a medical receptionist to perform reception and secretarial duties in our Community Health Clinics....
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          Far-Right Christian Terrorist Burns Muslims’ Faces With Acid   
Police are looking for a suspect with face tattoos after two cousins were sprayed with acid, but mainstream media refuses to call the white Christian terrorist a terrorist. Jameel Muhktar and Resham Khan were left […]
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          Part Time Immediate Hire- Not Seasonal - Sears Holdings - Salem, OR   
From time to time there will be opportunities to attend Home Improvement Trade Shows to generate leads. The Home Services division of Sears Holdings Corporation... $10.50 an hour
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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS THIS WEEK: Electric cars will be game changer for motor tax revenue   

If we are to halt climate change by 2050, we need to make dramatic alterations in our economy and in wider society. A key part of this transformation will be moving road transport from its current dependence on fossil fuels to alternative sources of...
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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS THIS WEEK: House prices rise more in first six months of this year than whole of 2016   
House prices in Ireland have risen more in the first six months of 2017 than in the whole of last year. In June the average list price of a house was 8.8 per cent higher than in December while compared to the first quarter of this year, house prices...
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          Baidu Announces Inaugural AI Developer Conference “Baidu Create”   

BEIJING, June 27, 2017 — Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), the Chinese language Internet search provider, announced today that it will hold its first artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference, “Baidu Create,” at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing on July 5. This inaugural event will convene Baidu executives and engineers as well as developers, and […]

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          Nallatech, A Molex Company, Joins Dell EMC Technology Partner Program   

LISLE, Ill., June 30, 2017 – Nallatech, a Molex company, recently announced its official membership in the multi-tier Dell EMC Technology Partner Program that includes ISVs, IHVs and Solution Providers.  Nallatech provides hardware, software and design services to enable high performance computing (HPC), network processing, and real-time embedded computing in datacenters.  Dell EMC has approved […]

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          TRAFFIC ALERT - Phase II - Reconstruction of Howell School Road   
Middletown (New Castle County) --

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor, Mumford & Miller Concrete Inc. is scheduled to begin work at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, for the reconstruction of Howell School Road, just East of the Entrance to Lums Pond State Park and Robert Peoples Boulevard. The work is anticipated to be complete by mid-August.

Detour Routes:

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          India launches new economic era with sales tax reform   

By Rajesh Kumar Singh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India early on Saturday introduced its biggest tax reform in the 70 years since independence from British colonial rule.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) replaces more than a dozen federal and state levies and unifying a $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into one of the world's biggest common markets.

The measure is expected to make it easier to do business by simplifying the tax structure and ensuring greater compliance, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic credentials before a planned re-election bid in 2019.

At a midnight ceremony in parliament's central hall Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee together launched the new tax by pressing a button.

"With GST, the dream of 'One India, Great India' will come true," Modi said.

For the first midnight ceremony in the central hall in two decades, Modi was joined by his cabinet colleagues, India's central bank chief, a former prime minister and major company executives including Ratan Tata.

The launch, however, was boycotted by several opposition parties including the Congress Party, which first proposed the tax reform before it fell from power three years ago.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - the architect of India's economic reforms - also gave it a miss.

COMPLEX STRUCTURE

It has taken 14 years for the new sales tax to come into being. But horse trading to get recalcitrant Indian states on board has left Asia's third-largest economy with a complex tax structure.

In contrast to simpler sales taxes in other countries, India's GST has four rates and numerous exemptions.

The official schedule of rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated changes, some taking place as late as on Friday evening.

Many businesses are nervous about how the changes will unfold, with smaller ones saying they will get hit by higher tax rates.

Adding to the complexity, businesses with pan-India operations face filing over 1,000 digital returns a year.

While higher tax rates for services and non-food items are expected to fuel price pressures, compliance is feared to be a major challenge in a country where many entrepreneurs are not computer literate and rely on handwritten ledgers.

"We have jumped into a river but don't know its depth," said A. Subba Rao, an executive director at power firm CLP India.

'ONE TAX, ONE MARKET, ONE NATION'

Poor implementation would deal a blow to an economy that is still recovering from Modi's decision late last year to outlaw 86 percent of the currency in circulation.

In a bid to mitigate the impact on the farm sector, the GST rates for tractors and fertiliser were slashed on Friday to 18 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

HSBC estimates the reform, despite its flaws, could add 0.4 percentage points to economic growth.

An end of tax arbitrage under the GST is estimated to save companies $14 billion in reduced logistics costs and efficiency gains.

As the GST is a value added tax, firms will have an incentive to comply in order to avail credit for taxes already paid. This should widen the tax net, shoring up public finances.

"The old India was economically fragmented," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. "The new India will create one tax, one market for one nation."

(Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and John Stonestreet)


          SPEC/HPG Hardware Acceleration Benchmark Adds OpenMP Suite   

GAINESVILLE, Va., June 28, 2017 – SPEC’s High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG) has released a new version of its SPEC ACCEL software that adds a suite of OpenMP applications for measuring the performance of systems using hardware accelerator devices and supporting software. SPEC ACCEL also measures performance for computationally intensive parallel applications running under the OpenCL and OpenACC […]

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          Bahrain invokes WTO's 'national security' clause in Qatar row   

By Tom Miles

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bahrain told a WTO meeting on Friday trade restrictions imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates were justified on national security grounds, a trade official who attended the meeting said.

Speaking on behalf of all three countries, Bahrain's representative told the WTO's Goods Council the measures were "in accordance with Article XXI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade", which allows the usual rules to be broken for national security reasons, the official said.

Reuters could not immediately find any precedent in the WTO's 22-year history of a country explicitly and formally citing the "national security exemption" to pre-empt a potential trade dispute.

Some trade experts say that using national security as a defence risks weakening the WTO by removing the taboo and enabling countries to escape international trade obligations.

On Thursday the head of Qatar's WTO office told Reuters that his country was exploring all legal avenues to challenge the "blockade", including a complaint to the WTO.

He said that a national security defence could be challenged on the grounds of necessity and proportionality.

The feud erupted this month when Qatar's three Gulf neighbours, together with Egypt, severed diplomatic and travel links with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the accusations.

Qatar, which had asked for the issue to be discussed at the Council on Trade in Goods, following a similar debate at the Council on Trade in Services earlier this month, said the restrictions affected commercially important sectors such as aluminium.

The UAE's representative said there were treaties against the funding of activities that threaten other countries' national security, and warned against the WTO intervening in the matter, the official who attended the meeting said.

Egypt's representative also said the measures fell under "exceptional circumstances" and were therefore consistent with WTO rules.

A U.S. trade diplomat said that all parties should remain open to negotiations, the trade official said, and that the United States would not get ahead of current diplomatic discussions and would continue to support the mediation efforts of the Emir of Kuwait.

Turkey's representative at the meeting said Turkey hoped for a quick resolution, emphasising "hundreds years of fraternal and strong ties" among the countries involved.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Ralph Boulton)


          TRAFFIC ALERT - Replacement of Bridge Will Require the Closure of Hay Road   
Wilmington (New Castle County) --

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that their contractor Mumford and Miller Concrete, Inc. will be replacing the bridge over Shellpot Creek on Hay Road. Hay Road will be closed between I-495 and Cherry Island Landfill. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 10 and is anticipated to be complete by late June 2018. [More]

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

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSTER CHILD AND WHIPPING BOY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(1 euro = $1.1350)

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


          Advertiser WPP says that some operations still affected by cyber attack   

LONDON (Reuters) - WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency, said on Thursday that some of its operations continued to be affected by a ransomware attack that went around the world earlier in the week, but that services were gradually being restored.

On Tuesday a major global cyber attack disrupted computers at a range of multinational firms, including WPP, Russia's biggest oil company and Ukrainian banks, with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month.

"While the attack did not affect the entire Group, and many of our companies are fully functional, some continue to be disrupted," WPP said in a statement, adding that it took steps on Tuesday to ensure client data was protected.

"Steady progress is being made towards restoring services. However, in doing so, our emphasis is not only on speed but on safety, and on minimising the impact for our people, partners and clients."

(Reporting by Alistair Smout and Esha Vaish. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)


          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BACK TO BASICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VULNERABLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

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

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

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

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

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

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


          CADD Designer   
CO-Colorado Springs, Matrix Design Group, Inc., an employee-owned planning, engineering and environmental consulting firm is actively searching for a CADD Designer to join our Development Services Group in our Colorado Springs office. If you’re looking for a place to grow your career and work on exciting projects with a talented team, then this may be the opportunity for you. Responsibilities: Prepares AutoCAD drawing
          Late recovery helps Sensex gain, Nifty begins July series higher ahead of GST rollout   
Late recovery helps Sensex gain, Nifty begins July series higher ahead of GST rollout Investors maintained caution ahead of the rollout of much awaited indirect tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), with effect from midnight today.
          Commentaires sur Le RDV Tech 215 – Amazole Foods par ToToR65   
Bonjour @notpatrick. Comme @yohannt l'avait fait habilement remarquer tu as parler des nouveaux format AZERTY et PEBO dans le dernier RDVTech. Donc je me suis empressé d'aller l'écouter et je n'ai pas été déçu ;) Mon sentiment là dessus est mitigé. D'abord la joie et la fierté d'avoir été cité au RDVTech, ça n'a pas de prix. Dans n'importe quelle circonstance (même si là j'ai l'impression de passer pour un emmerdeur :D ). Le second sentiment, je ne saurai pas le définir pour l'instant. Donc je vais écrire ce qui m'a fait tiquer et peut-être la définition du sentiment ira de soi. Tu as utilisé pendant ces toutes petites 10 minutes sur le sujet un mot, à 4 reprises il me semble. Programmeur. Et du coup je l'ai pris en plein coeur. Et j'ai repensé à notre discussion sur Twitter, à propos de @ et de |. J'ai l'impression que nous défendions chacun notre point de vue, et c'est bien normal, mais du coup je comprends maintenant que tu partais du postulat que je défendais la profession des programmeurs. J'ai même l'impression que de ton point de vue tous les informaticiens sont des programmeurs. Et ça, ça fait mal. Voilà le sentiment, la douleur, de ne pas être considéré. Tout d'abord, je pense que ce terme sort des entrailles des années 90, puisque j'ai l'impression que de nos jours on parle plus de développeurs (mais après je connais mal ce milieu j'avoue). Et ensuite, non nous ne sommes pas tous des programmeurs. J'irai même plus loin. A titre personnel, j'ai appris quelque langage de programmation à l'école et la conclusion que j'en tire c'est que je déteste programmer/développer. Mais il en faut et j'admire leur travail (qui est bien plus dur que le mien je pense). Ne t'inquiète pas, tu n'es pas le seul à faire l'amalgame informaticien et programmeur, j'aimerai donc te sensibiliser à cet aspect. La branche de l'informatique à laquelle j'appartiens (enfin dont j'en ai fait le métier), c'est l'administration (non pas la maison qui rend fou de Astérix, l'admin informatique). Je dis bien admin informatique car il y a énormement de sous-branches de ce merveilleux métier. Pour être plus précis, je suis administrateur système. Quel est mon rôle ? Administrer un système d'exploitation et voici une liste non exhaustive des tâches que j'effectue : - installer/désinstaller des programmes - tenir à jour les programmes - tenir à jour le système d'exploitation - maintenir la sécurité du système d'exploitation Et plein d'autres tâches qui sont inhérentes au fait que je ne gère pas une seule machine mais quelques milliers. Par contre, quand on regarde d'un peu plus près ces quelques tâches que j'effectue au quotidien, on peut se rendre compte d'un chose... Nous sommes TOUS des administrateurs système. Quelque soit le système, on installe tous des applications, ainsi que les autres tâches plus accessoires (oui la sécurité, par les temps qui courrent, osef ;) ). Par conséquent, quand je défends le |, je ne le défends pas en tant que programmeur (ce que je ne suis pas) mais en tant qu'admin, le | est un outil de tous les systèmes d'exploitation (oui tous). Exemple : Sous Windows, allez dans le menu démarrer, taper cmd dans la recherche (ou dans Cortana), lancer l'invite de commande et taper ça : net statistics server | find "since" ou (si vous avez Windows en français) net statistics server | find "depuis" (cf https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/555737/how-to-find-windows-uptime) Et vous aurez l'uptime de votre système. Donc je ne dis pas que tout le monde utilise le |, mais tout le monde pourrait l'utiliser car c'est une commande de n'importe quel outil informatique sur lequel vous pourriez travailler. Et je ne parle pas des milliers de techniciens qui pourraient venir dépanner votre PC qui l'utilise au quotidien. C'est pour cela qu'il doit reste sur les claviers (pas forcément accessible, mais il est utile parce qu'il est lié au fonctionnement de votre outil informatique). J'espère qu'à l'avenir vous saurez faire la différence entre les développeurs (ces artistes créateurs) et les administrateurs (ces artisan de l'ombre, que nous sommes tous au final). Merci de votre attention et bonne journée. Peace.
          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

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          The Changing Face of California’s Water Leadership   
Surveying a generator unit at the California Department of Water Resources Devil Canyon Powerplant. The facility located in San Bernardino County generates electricity from water traveling through the plant from Silverwood Lake. The water is then discharged into two afterbays which water is distributed to contracting water users. Photo taken April 6, 2012. 

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California’s water managers face many challenges—from climate change to a growing population. We talked to Celeste Cantú about how the profession must change to better address these issues.

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          Retail Sales Associate, Colorado Springs, CO   
CO-Colorado Springs, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,
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This week’s interview is with Alia Hussain, the newest technician in the Collection Services Division.  With her writing background, I’m hoping she decides to contribute to our blog. Describe your background. I was born and raised in New Jersey, then moved to Chicago after graduating high school to attend college. What is your academic/professional history? […]
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  Sri Lanka is all set to receive a taste of sporty convenience and a dash of Italian style. The Italian marque has launched their India-made line-up of scooters in the island country. The Vespa line-up is made of 125-cc and 150-cc scooters. The 125-cc engine produces 10.06 PS and a peak torque of 10.06 […]
          How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply   
Panorama of the King Fire in Pollock Pines CA that burned over 70,000 acres

California’s forested watersheds are feeling the effects of drought and fire suppression practices that encourage overly dense stands of trees.

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          Presentation House Gallery Announces Major Funding for New Gallery on Vancouver Waterfront   
NewswireToday (newswire) - 2014/11/27 North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - A major gift from Polygon Homes Ltd and the Audain Foundation enables Presentation House Gallery to move forward with plans for a new building on Vancouver’s waterfront. Presentation House Gallery will become The Polygon Gallery when it moves
          VAM Art, Inc. Announces Confluence 2014 - An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art   
NewswireToday (newswire) - 2014/10/13 Metuchen, NJ United States - The show, titled Confluence-2014, will include the works of established and emerging artists displaying different modes and styles of expressions - VamArtInc.com
          Remaking the Salton Sea   
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California’s largest lake faces a water crisis. A new state plan seeks to address urgent environmental and public health problems.

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          Comment on 7 things you should know about eggplant [5 ingredients] by Anne Lemieux   
Last week I made some fried eggplant. Six small eggplant....I diced to bite size pieces. Put in salad lettuce spinner with salted water for 30 minutes. Lifted the drainer and poured out water. Spin eggplant to get dry. Then I dusted them with organic corn starch. Fried in 350 coconut oil .... OMG so good I ate the whole thing over the next three hours. Couldn't get enough. Will be cooking again soon....like this week. I just sprinkled hot out of the oil with Maldon Salt for some of the eggplant pieces and Harrissa for some others. Smoky Paprika got put on the rest. All were delicious. Pick your spices and enjoy. Very little of the oil got into the eggplant. Some I cooked some longer and they were actually crispy like potato chips. Probably best served right after cooking....although that didn't stop me from finishing the batch over a three hour period. Blessings, Anne
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I have said before that RISC OS has found itself colliding with modern requirements, causing a lot of comparison with Windows and other operating systems. I believe that this kind of comparision is a detriment to the platform. RISC OS isn't Windows or Linux or OS X, it shouldn't try to be those things. Once you start trying to be Windows, you will fall short and feel that things are indaequate. I don't think that RISC OS is inadequate. It's a very nice Operating System, good for emebedded spaces and very low power consumption / cooling. It runs on ARM chips, available in many PDAs. I feel that if RISC OS tries to be Windows, it will die or stay in a perpetual state of inadequancy (Amiga). RISC OS should instead be focusing on doing what it does best, Castle and ROS could be making mintage off of expensive embedded computer contracts in the industrial manufacturing industry. edit: PS. Good article, the author is honest but humble in his opinion. Windows/Mac/Linux users could learn something here. The author should have linked to the specific RISC OS browsers though, instead of bypassing them for Firefox. For example, this article on Drobe, compares and contrasts the main browsers for RISC OS: 2006-12-07 12:48
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          ARX and other thoughts   
To me the biggest problem with RISC OS as a modern platform is its fragility. The lack of pre-emptive multi-tasking and decent memory protection are big problems. These problems IMHO limit its usefulness as an embedded or PDA OS. Indeed IMHO RISC OS is probably a worse starting point for a PDA OS than Linux. The GUI is not at all suited to pen-based working, so it would need to be replaced. (PDA pens don't have buttons, so what do you do for menus?) What that leaves you with that is of use is the kernel, Filer, Font Manager, and Draw Module. Whilst the Font Manager used to kick arse, it's now looking quite dated, and the Draw Module was always lacking. What's sad is that Acorn were developing another OS for the Archimedes. It was called ARX, and was being developed at the Acorn Palo Alto Research Centre. It was to be a modern OS, with memory protection and pre-emptive multi-tasking like Unix, with a GUI similar to Mac OS - the guys working on it were experts in OS design. Unfortunately the project was poorly managed (as most Acorn projects were). Management decided to kill the project because the predicted finish date was long after the launch date for the Archimedes - Arthur was thrown together in a hurry, and the rest is history. For those that don't know, Arthur was essentially developed by a bunch of BBC Micro games developers who had little experience in OS design. I believe that none of the folks that had been working on ARX worked on Arthur. It was designed to be compatible (to an extent) with the earlier BBC Micro OS - much of the early software on Archimedes machines was ports of BBC Micro apps. It was never really designed to be a serious OS. IMHO what Acorn should have done was get in some decent management for the ARX project. Had they done that they'd have ended up with a serious computer system and things may have turned out differently. They could potentially have competed in the spaces that Unix and Mac OS were dominating. Unfortunately Arthur meant they were only suited to the education and hobbyist market.
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          Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government   
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          Manmohan Singh skips GST launch; NCP, SP attend function   
NCP chief Sharad Pawar also attended the event marking India's transition to a new indirect tax regime Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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In the making since 2000, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) got a big endorsement from PM Modi, who called it India's biggest move since Independence.
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          Nuevos rumores sobre la cancelación de DLC en Mass Effect: Andromeda   
Kotaku asegura que ya no hay contenido para un jugador.

Según informa Kotaku, el mensaje publicado en Facebook asegurando que BioWare había cancelado el contenido descargable de Mass Effect: Andromeda es un bulo -de hecho, BioWare aseguró que se trataba de una empresa falsa-. Sin embargo, este medio afirma que tiene algo de cierto: no habrá DLC para un jugador.

Kotaku ha contactado con tres fuentes de BioWare que corroboran esta noticia. Los tres juegos de la pasada generación sí recibieron expansiones tras el lanzamiento. Los fans esperaban algo similar para Andromeda, pero la fría recepción y el desprestigio por los memes de bugs y animaciones habrían cambiado el rumbo de la saga.

Reestructuración del estudio


El estudio de Montreal redujo su plantilla en abril y desde entonces colabora con los equipos de Edmont y Austin. Parte del personal trabaja en otros proyectos, como Star Wars Battlefront II, Anthem y el nuevo Dragon Age. Sólo un equipo pequeño trabaja en el multijugador y soporte. Los planes de la secuela están detenidos.

"Estoy muy seguro de que Mass Effect: Andromeda no recibirá DLC para un jugador. Hay personal en Bioware Montreal que podrían estar trabajando en él. Pero he querido estar más seguro, así que en las últimas semanas he confirmado la noticia con tres fuentes familiarizadas con los planes de la compañía", explica Jason Schreier. "A menos que BioWare decida dar un giro drástico -los planes siempre pueden cambiar-, Mass Effect: Andromeda no tendrá expansiones de historia".

La única declaración oficial al respecto dice que "no podemos hablar sobre el futuro aún. Lo único que puedo decir es que nosotros diseñamos nuestros propios contenidos y no contratamos empresas falsas para hacerlo", pero no confirma la existencia de expansiones.

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          Ordonnances Macron : le grand bond contre la liberté d’entreprendre   

Les ordonnances amoindriront la liberté d’entreprendre au lieu de l’accroître. On attendait une révolution libérale. On obtient une réaction étatiste et corporatiste.

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          AMD livre des détails sur les Ryzen 3   
A l’occasion du lancement commercial des Ryzen Pro, AMD a profit de l’occasion pour dvoiler un peu plus ses trs attendus processeurs d’entre de gamme Ryzen 3. Trs attendues, les puces Ryzen 3 arriveront tout d’abord en version entreprise avant de se dcliner pour le grand public. Officiellement, la seule annonce faite par AMD à […]
          Hausse du salaire minimum : la fausse bonne idée démasquée   

Une étude de l’Université de Washington publiée lundi 26 juin dernier met en évidence les conséquences néfastes de la hausse du salaire minimum à Seattle.

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          RE[2]: ARX and other thoughts   
Acorn were busy working on their Galileo OS when they folded. The plan for RISC OS was to replace the kernel with the new Galileo kernel, which would have supported pre-emptive multi-tasking and memory protection. I can see no reason why this wouldn't have worked and maintained application compatibility. The way that RISC OS apps work is by running in a loop continuously asking the windowing system what's happening, and it's at this point that the windowing system gives control to other applications before responding. A pre-emptive aware version of the RISC OS windowing system potentially wouldn't need to give control over to other applications. Unfortunately a project like Galileo is a major undertaking - almost certainly beyond the abilities of Castle or RISC OS Ltd, even if they put their differences aside and worked on it together.
          Convergence technologique : l’homme, la machine et la société   

L'avenir de la connaissance est à la convergence des domaines technologiques NBIC (nanotechnologie, biotechnologie, informatique, sciences cognitives).

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          Marvel tiene en cartera varios proyectos de videojuegos y realidad virtual   
Entre ellos, uno de 'Los Defensores'.

Marvel tiene grandes y ambiciosos proyectos en desarrollo relacionados con los videojuegos. Si bien hace unos días conocíamos más de sus tomas de decisiones, ahora es el vice presidente y productor ejecutivo de Marvel, Mike Jones, el que confirma que la Casa de las Ideas tienen grandes videojuegos para consolas sin anunciar, proyectos de realidad virtual y juegos para móviles de gran presupuesto.

Una ambiciosa hoja de ruta


"Tenemos una hoja de ruta. Tenemos algunos juegos increíbles para consolas, móviles y realidad virtual, y no puedo decir nada de momento. Estamos confeccionando un catálogo completo, y estamos intentando encontrar el mejor trato posible para cada personaje, editora, plataforma o género, y buscamos calidad, no una simple forma rápida de licenciar para hacer un juego", explica Jones.

Vídeo:



"Estamos siendo bastante activos en planificar cuáles serían las mejores y más correctas experiencias para según qué licencias o plataformas"

"Actualmente estamos siendo bastante activos en planificar cuáles serían las mejores y más correctas experiencias para según qué licencias o plataformas, así como en buscar los mejores desarrolladores para ellas", añade. "A veces hemos recibido a editoras y socios que nos cuentan de forma muy apasionadas cómo y de qué manera quieren desarrollar una idea genial para su proyecto basándose en alguno de nuestros personajes", comenta Mike.


"Otras veces, nos asociamos con los estudios a los que amamos y respetamos y les ofrecemos trabajar junto a nosotros. Básicamente hablamos de congeniar música y letras, y siempre andamos ansiosos por encontrar los mejores matrimonios posibles", añade.

"Marvel Studios decide quién tiene que dirigir una película basada en un personaje y el tipo de historia que debe presentar, y nosotros andamos en una línea muy similar en la forma en la que queremos trasladar a Spider-Man o Los Vengadores en un videojuego. Sí, existe un apartado clínico de gestión, con un excel en el que manejamos muchos elementos en este proceso, pero sobre todo, lo más importante, es la pasión", concluye.

Ofreciendo la máxima calidad en sus licencias


Vídeo:



Mike Jones explica qué tipo de decisiones han llevado a ofrecer juegos de tanto calado de sus personajes y grupos más importantes, como lo son Spider-Man y Los Vengadores, y qué futuras licencias acabarán llegando a los videojuegos. ¿Qué proceso siguen? ¿Qué control de calidad existe?


"Estos personajes y licencias son propiedades que ofreceremos de la mejor forma posible a los aficionados. Nos estamos asegurando de ello"

"¿Qué hace más importante una historia de Los Vengadores o qué la convierte en diferente de una de Spidey o de Los Defensores? En ese sentido, hemos aprendido los mecanismos que hacen grandes los argumentos y las narrativas en los videojuegos. Estos personajes, estas licencias, son propiedades que ofreceremos de la mejor forma posible a los aficionados. Nos estamos asegurando de ello", concluía.

Marvel tiene en cartera varios proyectos de videojuegos y realidad virtual
          Re: Fitzgerald family of Adams Co.,Pa.   
I’m not related to any member of this family.

NOTE -
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


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          Orphans Court papers pertaining to land in Oxford Twp. Adams County   
To the Orphans Court of the County of Adams and State of Pennsylvania

The petition of Annie E. BROWN, a resident of the Township of Oxford, County of Adams, Pennsylvania, respectfully represents.

That your petitioner is the owner in fee of a tract of land situate in Oxford Township, Adams County, adjoining lands of Jonas RINEHART, the New Chester Road, widow WOLF, Conewago Creek and Aaron BROWN containing twenty six (26) acres and one hundred and nineteen (119) Perches more or less, with improvements.

That your petitioner acquired the title to said premises by deed from Anna M. BROWN dated April 7th 1915, which said deed was duly recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book 75, page 276.

The the said Anna M. BROWN acquired the title to this premises by deed dated April 1, 1891 from Wm. Arch. McCLEAN, Assignee of Solomon BROWN and wife and said deed being made in pursuance of an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, which said deed was duly recorded in the office of Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book YY page 331.

That the said Wm. Arch. McCLEAN, assignee of Solomon BROWN and wife acquired title to said premises by deed of assignment from Solomon BROWN and wife dated May 26, 1890, which said deed is recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in deed Book QQ pages 287 and 288.

That the said Solomon BROWN acquired the title to said premises by deed dated April 2, 1874 from Josiah SHUTT and Lydia his wife, which said deed was duly recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book DD page 240.

That the said Josiah SHUTT acquired the title to said premises by deed dated April 2, 1874, from Solomon BROWN and Silas MILLER, agents for the Widow and heirs of Christian ZINN, which said deed was duly recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book DD page 85.

That said Solomon BROWN and Silas MILLER were given letters of attorney to convey real estate by the widow and all the heirs of Christian ZINN dated July 26, 1873 and recorded in the office for Recording Deeds in and for the County of Adams in Deed Book HH page 297. And said letter of attorney provides that "one third of the purchase money of said real estate after expenses of sale to remain in the tract of land in Oxford Township aforesaid, during the life of Lucy ZINN, the widow aforesaid, the interest of said one third to be paid to her annually and the principal sum at her death to the parties then legally entitled to receive the same."

That the said deed from Solomon BROWN and Silas MILLER to Josiah SHUTT and the said deed from Josiah SHUTT and wife to Solomon BROWN contained a dower charge in the following language "Subject however to the payment of forty four Dollars and fifty five cents ($44.55) yearly to Lucy ZINN widow said Christian ZINN deceased, during her natural life, the first payment to be made on the first day of April A. D. 1875. It being the interest on seven hundred and forty two Dollars and forty nine cents ($742.49) and at her death the principal sum of Seven Hundred and forty two Dollars and forty nine cents to be paid to the legal heirs and representatives of said Christian ZINN, deceased, the said sum of money to be and remain a lien on the herein granted premises until paid.

That Christian ZINN died in the month of Dec. 1872 or January 1873, letters in his estate being issued Jan. 3, 1873 and your petitioner is informed and believes that Lucy ZINN died nearly fifty years ago in and about 1879 or 1880, that the dower was $742.49 Solomon BROWN and wife borrowed on a mortgage from HOLTZ April 3, 1880 $275 which amount was sufficient to pay all the heirs except his wife and it is believed that the principal was paid as of about that date and dower was released in some way not of record. All the heirs were alive at that date except my mother Elizabeth MILLER and she left two children David MILLER and myself and I know that a guardian received the share of the dower of my brother and myself and upon arriving of age we received our shares from the guardian. At the time of the assignment of Solomon BROWN the mortgage of HOLTZ was called the first lien. That none of the deeds since that date contain any reference to said dower charge and no reference made to it in the assignment proceedings of any such indebtedness, none is presented or paid. Thus for fully forty years your petitioner believes that no demand has ever been made for the payment of interest on said dower charge by Lucy ZINN or for the principal thereof by the heirs entitle to some and no such demand has ever been made to your petitioner during her possession of the premises. That it was not until a recent proposition to buy was made to your petitioner that the discovery was made that there was no satisfaction of the said dower on record.

That the names of the heirs of Christian ZINN deceased entitled to the payment of the principal after the death of Lucy ZINN were Coletta ZINN BROWN, married to James BROWN, Elizabeth ZINN MILLER married to Silas MILLER, Maria ZINN MYERS, married to Conrad MYERS, Anna ZINN BROWN married to Solomon BROWN and Lucy ZINN HAWK, married to Edward HAWK and after dilligent search your petitioner is informed and believes that these heirs outlived their mother Lucy. ZINN and after her death were paid their shares of said dower charge and that all of them have been dead for a number of years.

That the period of twenty one years has elapsed and many more years since the principal of said dower charge became due and payable and that no payment of either principal or interest has been made within said period and no satisfaction of release of said dower charge appears of record.

Therefore your petitioner prays your Honorable Court to order and direct the Sheriff of Adams County to serve the petition on the known holders of the said dower charge, if to be found in the said county and whose residence or residences are known and in case the parties can not be found in said County then the said Sheriff shall give public notice in one newspaper published in said county once a week for four weeks successively prior to the next term after the petition as aforesaid shall have been presented, requiring said parties to appear at said Court and answer the petition to show cause why the court should not enter a decree to satisfy, extinguish and discharge the said dower charge.

And she will ever pray, etc.

signed
Annie E. Brown.

NOTE...To satisfy the above legal requirement to publish this information, notice was published in the Gettysburg Times on Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23. Since no one came forward the Court signed off on this matter on January 27th 1930.
          CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT (Temp/on-call) - Presbyterian Medical Services - Reserve, NM   
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          DENTAL AIDE (Temp/on-call) - Presbyterian Medical Services - Reserve, NM   
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          Countering the despair of uncertainty   
I’ve begun Stuart Kauffman’s latest book, which will be a little heavy summer reading, and he states his purpose very clearly in the preface: “If no natural law suffices to describe the evolution of the biosphere, of technological evolution, of human history, what replaces it? In its place is a wondrous radical creativity without a supernatural Creator. Look out your window at the life teeming about you. All that has been going on is that the sun has been shining on the earth for some 5 billion years. Life is about 3.8 billion years old. The vast tangled bank of ...
          Beauty, Evolution And Darwin’s Forgotten Book   
Physical attraction is usually one of the first traits that draws couples together. And it’s no different in the animal kingdom. Yale ornithologist Richard Prum joins us to talk about how various creatures have changed their physical appearances in order to attract a mate – and about what animal courtship has taught us about human sexuality. His new book is called “The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us” (Doubleday).  
          8 Zimmern Apartment zum Mieten in Geneva   
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          General Dentist - Aspen Dental - Newberry, MI   
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          Dentist P15 .5 - State of Michigan - Newberry, MI   
Michigan licensure as a dentist. Provide Dental Services to prisoners at assigned Correctional Facility and other Dental Clinics, as assigned.... $35.84 - $48.79 an hour
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          Caputo justificó la tasa y el plazo del bono a cien años, mientras crece la desconfianza externa (Página 12)   


“Ha sido una transacción espectacular”

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


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



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

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

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

          El INDEC presentó un empeoramiento de los indicadores de distribución del ingreso (Página 12)   


Crece la desigualdad como un brote verde

El organismo oficial volvió a publicar el coeficiente de Gini, que revela los grados de equidad en una sociedad. Los resultados ratifican una tendencia de deterioro para los sectores de menores ingresos que empezó en 2016.


El coeficiente de Gini, un indicador que cuanto más cercano a 1 sea el valor mayor es la desigualdad en la distribución del ingreso, se ubicó en 0,437 puntos durante el primer trimestre de 2017. El apagón estadístico dispuesto por el Indec imposibilita la comparación interanual. La cifra publicada ayer representa un retroceso hasta la foto distributiva de 2011, cuando el índice llegó a 0,434 punto. Los registros disponibles para el mismo período de 2015, cuando el índice llegó a 0,420, ofrecen una aproximación al deterioro en el “reparto de la torta” que acompañó a la aceleración de la inflación, los aumentos en las tarifas de los servicios públicos, el salto cambiario, la quita de retenciones y el incremento en el desempleo experimentados a lo largo del año pasado. La autoridad estadística publicó en su informe los datos correspondientes al segundo, tercer y cuarto trimestre de 2016. En el segundo trimestre del año pasado el indicador llegó a 0,427 puntos cuando un año antes se había ubicado en 0,410 puntos. El pico en el deterioro distributivo se alcanzó en el tercer trimestre, cuando el índice de Gini marcó 0,451 puntos, el nivel más elevado de los últimos siete años para ese período del año.



Los registros que el Indec volvió a difundir en forma de Informe Técnico en reemplazo de los cuadros estadísticos publicados desde el segundo trimestre del año pasado revelan que la brecha entre el ingreso familiar promedio del diez por ciento de los hogares más pobres y el diez por ciento más rico llegó a 21,8 veces en el primer trimestre de 2017. Tampoco es posible comparar con el mismo período un año antes pero, entre enero y marzo de 2015, la diferencia informada por el Indec había sido de 17,8 veces. A pesar de la imposibilidad para realizar comparaciones interanuales y el cuestionamiento a las cifras, los datos dan cuenta del ensanchamiento de la brecha distributiva desde que asumió el gobierno de Mauricio Macri. En el segundo trimestre de 2015, la distancia entre los ingresos de los hogares del primer y el último decil había sido de 16,5 veces mientras que durante el mismo período del año pasado llegó a ser de 18,9 veces. En el tercer trimestre de 2016 la diferencia de ingresos entre los extremos había ascendido a un pico de 21,7 veces y durante el período octubre-diciembre se ubicó en 18,7 veces.

El equipo de investigación de Cifra que conforman Mariano Barrera, Mariana González y Pablo Manzanell señaló que en el “primer año de gobierno de la alianza Cambiemos se avanzó en un proceso regresivo en la distribución del ingreso que derivó en una transferencia del trabajo al capital en torno de los 16.000 millones de dólares, producto de la caída de la participación de los trabajadores en el ingreso nacional del 37,4 al 34,3 por ciento entre 2015 y 2016”. Ese proceso se explica por la devaluación, la eliminación de los derechos de exportación, el alza en el precio de los servicios públicos y la restrictiva política monetaria. El impacto de esas medidas en las condiciones de vida de los hogares no afectó a todos por igual: los más perjudicados fueron los de menores ingresos lo que ensanchó la brecha distributiva.

Los datos publicados ayer muestran que el décimo decil, el segmento donde se ubican las familias más acomodadas, se apropio del 31,6 por ciento del ingreso mientras que el primer decil, el correspondiente a los sectores más vulnerables, apenas concentró el 1,4 por ciento. Para evitar las imprecisiones que arrastran los datos referidos a los extremos de la Encuesta Permanente de Hogares se pueden realizar comparaciones alternativas como la relación entre el segundo y el noveno decil. Mientras que los primeros se recibieron 3,4 por ciento del ingreso los otros se quedaron con el 16,7 por ciento.  Otro guarismo que da cuenta de la concentración distributiva es que el 10 por ciento más rico de las familias concentra un nivel de ingresos superior al del 60 por ciento de la población de menores ingresos. Una dinámica similar se observó en la CAB A. Durante el primer año de gestión de Horacio Rodríguez Larreta , las diferencias entre los ingresos reales de los hogares porteños más pobres y los más ricos, así como la brecha entre el norte y del sur del distrito, se amplificaron.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/47184-crece-la-desigualdad-como-un-brote-verde

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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          (IT) Security Analyst - SIEM tools   

Rate: Market Day Rate   Location: London   

Security Analyst required for 10 week contract in Inner London to develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorised modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs. Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes. Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection system. Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status. Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors. Experience required: Experience working with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools Significant experience of system operational security, network and/or application security Technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, (authentication and security protocols, cryptography), operation of a PKI, and application security Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques Analytic skills to understand security implications of technical events Extensive troubleshooting and research skills with a positive and proactive approach to customer service and getting things done Strong experience working in an operational role in a secure environment Knowledge of network and web related protocols (eg TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols) Strong Scripting skills in at least one of the following is highly desirable: Ruby, Python, Shell (bash, ksh, csh). Working knowledge of Linux Clearance Level Required: BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland) IR35 Scope: Outside If deemed inside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary. If deemed outside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will not apply to this assignment. CV closing date is Friday 30th June at 3.00 pm. GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.
 
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          ¿Apertura indiscriminada?: las estadísticas relativizan que la economía esté viviendo una lluvia de importaciones (iProfesional)   


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Y los números reflejan el pobre dinamismo:

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

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

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


Esto se vincula al muy lento despegue de la actividadfabril.

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

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


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

Autos: fuerte salto

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

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

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


Hay varias razones por las cuales entran más autos:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          Alert Notice 585: Monitoring of Evryscope targets requested for follow-up   

June 30, 2017: Dr. Octavi Fors (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in following up on some targets from the Evryscope survey.

Dr. Fors writes: "The Evryscope team is running a survey of transiting planetesimals around white dwarfs (WDs). To date, WD1145+017, discovered by Kepler, is the only WD found to have disintegrating transiting Ceres-mass objects. The debris/planetesimals transits candidates found by Evryscope need to be confirmed with V or R Johnson filtered, higher SNR (~50) and faster (~25-60s) cadence photometry than Evryscope. We encourage AAVSO observers to follow up these debris/planetesimals transits candidates.

"As a by-product of this survey, Evryscope is also detecting WDs and hot sub dwarfs which show variability of all kinds which we encourage to follow up too."

The first set of targets in this Evryscope-AAVSO follow-up collaboration is given in the list below. The targets will become increasingly observable over the coming weeks and months. Please add them to your programs if possible as soon as they become observable from your location.

Target                                    

R.A.(2000)   Dec(2000)   Range

Observing Interval*

Type                                
EC 01541-1409 01 56 31.90 -13 54 26.4 12.29-12.33V 4-5 (u) V361HYA (very rapidly pulsating hot sub-dwarf B star)
GD 1068 02 00 13.26 -17 28 43.8 11.95-12.13V 5-6 High proper motion star**; R (close binary with strong reflection)
HE 0218-4447 02 20 24.49 -44 33 28.5 12.89-?V 2 runs x 5 Variability type unknown
HE 0218-3437 02 20 59.77 -34 23 35.3 13.39-13.40V 2 runs x 5 ELL (rotating ellipsoidal close binary)
2MASS J05144393-0848064 05 14 43.93 -08 48 06.4 11.21-?V 4-5 (u) Hot subdwarf
ASAS J102322-3737.0 10 23 21.89 -37 36 59.9 11.61-11.83V 4 EA+R
JL 94 22 01 52.22 -75 52 04.4 13.03-?V 2 runs x 6 Hot subdwarf
EC 23073-6905 23 10 35.60 -68 49 30.5 12.59-?V 4-5 (u) Variability type unknown

*Number of hours each target should be observed in  a single night. (u) means debris-like targets which need uninterrupted photometry for 4-5 hrs.
**GD 1068 proper motion values (mas/yr) are RA -20.7, Dec -40.5

Dr. Fors adds that "Transits/dips due to debris-like/planetesimal eclipses around WDs have periods of 4-5hrs (at least in the case of WD1145+017). Thus, we would like to obtain uninterrupted (except for readout time) photometry runs of 4-5hrs imaging the same candidate. If target visibility prevents doing so, at least 2.5hr-runs would be valuable; 2 or 3 runs of 2.5 hrs each would be great."

Johnson V photometry is preferred; if V is not possible, R is okay. Remember that when you are submitting your data to the AAVSO, the letter 'R' stands for Cousins R; 'RJ' stands for Johnson R.

Cadences of 25-60 sec should allow resolution of a debris disk or period determination for the variables on the list. A SNR>50 or higher is requested for all targets.

Charts: Finder charts with comparison star sequences may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (VSP). For GD 1068, a 'D' or 'E' scale chart will need to be created to see the comp stars. Also, observers are reminded that GD 1068 is a high proper motion star.

Submit observations: Please submit observations to the AAVSO International Database using the names given in the target list, making sure to include spaces between parts of a name as given.

This campaign is being monitored on the AAVSO Observing Campaigns webpage and is being followed on the Campaigns and Observation Reports Forum at https://www.aavso.org/evryscope-campaign-2017.

This AAVSO Alert Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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          Observing Campaigns - new page   

[Note: if you are seeking confirmation of what you believe is a recent discovery, click on the link in the box at the right.  For general inquiries, please use our Contact form and select "General Observing" as the subject.]

AAVSO Observing Campaigns are special projects concentrating on one star or a number of stars for a given researcher and for a specific research program.  Campaigns are designed to obtain a specific set of data or fulfill a specific research objective, and should be (a) within the capabilities of a significant number of AAVSO observers, and (b) last for a finite length of time. When warrented, a campaign may be extended in order to obtain additional data.

The AAVSO will issue a call for observations at its discretion, but any well-justified program is eligible for AAVSO support.  If you have questions about establishing an AAVSO Observing Campaign, or if you believe your research program would benefit from the participation of the AAVSO observer community, please contact the AAVSO Campaign Coordinator.  The AAVSO can assist with campaigns beyond announcing them; if your project requires substantial assistance of AAVSO staff, we may request grant support for staff activities.  Also, please consider becoming a member if you are not one already!

An observing campaign is announced to our observers via an AAVSO Alert Notice. Please go to the Alert Notices page for more information and for the list of Alert Notices issued to date. Observers learn about campaign-related observing targets via the Alert Notices and the AAVSO Target Tool.

[Note: if you are inquiring about establishing your own personal observing program, about observations in general, or in learning more about the AAVSO and its data, please use our general Contact form.]

For Observers: Please read the requests for observations in full, and use your own best judgment as to whether your equipment and abilities are well-matched to the specific project.  When in doubt please contact AAVSO HQ for guidance and recommendations.  If you are an instrumental observer, we strongly recommend that you calibrate your data and transform all photometry to a standard system!  For some projects this will be required, but it is good practice in general.

Please visit our observer resources page to find our Visual, CCD, and DSLR observing manuals, guides to photometry, and other tools to help you assess whether a campaign is a good match for you!

For Researchers: Any research effort requires focused and enthusiastic leadership, and the leader of the observing campaign should be you, the researcher.  The more you interact with the observer community, the more likely it is that you will attract observers and obtain good data.  Ideally, the AAVSO's role is merely to issue a call for observations, establish communications between you and the observers, and coordinate the collection of data; your role should be to motivate and encourage observers who participate in your work, analyze the data, and publish the results. The AAVSO online forum on Campaigns is the most direct way to reach the most observers. Also, it is required that
the work of observers be properly recognized; if any individual observers contribute data that are critically important to the research, we strongly encourage you to offer coauthorship to the observers on any resulting papers.

Please visit our Research portal to find more information about how the AAVSO and its observers can aid you in your research.


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Grande chambre meublée à Lausanne ( La Sallaz ) en sous-location et en colocation pour 3 mois:\r\n( novembre, décembre 2017 et janvier 2018 ).\r\nGrand lit, armoire, bureau, bibliothèque, télévision. Proche des commerces et des transports publics
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          9th Cir.: Group Home Housing “Severely Emotionally Disturbed” Children Not An “Institution Primarily Engaged in the Care of the Sick, the Aged, Mentally Ill”   
Probert v. Family Centered Services of Alaska, Inc. This case was before the Ninth Circuit on the defendant’s appeal of an order granting plaintiffs- house parents at their various group homes of emotionally disturbed children- summary judgment, holding that each of defendant’s homes were subject to FLSA coverage as an “institution primarily engaged in the … Continue reading
          1 chambre en colocation centre lausanne   
650
Nous recherchons une étudiante pour compléter une collocation dans un appartement de 5 pièces en plein centre de Lausanne. Maison avec cachet et situation privilégiée. Prix: 650.- cc
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:21:51 -0400
          St Vincent releases her latest single “New York”   
The single was previously teased during her live performances last year, but it’s the first time that it has received an official release.
          belle, calme et très soleil   
800
Spacieuse, entièrement meublé, ensoleillé avec un joli jardin. Quartier calme et verdoyant des espaces ouverts. à proximité du centre commercial et à 15 minutes du centre-ville, à 10 minutes de laéroport. Disponible à court ou à long temps
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:21:51 -0400
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          chambre sympa a louer   
1000
Chambre sympa meuble a louer.\r\n\r\nCommerces et transport public a proximité,a 3 arrêts du centre ville.\r\n\r\nChambre meuble avec jardin,wifi,TV.\r\n\r\n3 colocataires en tout dans l’appartement.\r\n\r\nVeillez me contacter par téléphone,sil...
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          The "Paved Road" PaaS for Microservices at Netflix: Yunong Xiao at QCon NY   

At QCon New York 2017, Yunong Xiao presented “The Paved PaaS to Microservices at Netflix” which discussed how the Netflix Platform as a Service (PaaS) assists with maintaining the balance between the culture of freedom and responsibility and the overall organisational goals of velocity and reliability.

By Daniel Bryant
          windows vista dejó de funcionar. Sale esa pestaña cada vez que visualizo un vídeo que previamente   

windows vista dejó de funcionar. Sale esa pestaña cada vez que visualizo un vídeo que previamente

Haber como lo explico. Tengo una cámara digital trabajo con picasa y una vez subido el vídeo y lo subo a mi ordenador sale una pestaña que dice windows dejó de funcionar y luego otras muchas que dicen explorer error con un pitido y entonces se reinicia solo.
Gracias

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          Nochevieja en Atenas // 5 noches con vuelos directos y hotel 4* incluido // sólo 337,-€   

¡Atentos gurús! Si eres una de esas personas que le gusta planificar las cosas con tiempo entonces esta oferta que he encontrado en Expedia.es para disfrutar de la Nochevieja en Atenas por sólo 337€ por persona reservando mínimo para dos personas tiene que ser tuya. Incluye 5 noches con vuelos directos desde Barcelona con Aegean […]

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          Presentation: Building Secure Player Experiences at Riot Games   

David Rook talks about the Riot Games Application Security program and how they define Application Security at Riot, how they’ve grown to meet the demands of their fast paced engineering organization, why they’ve hired software engineers into their team and the tools they’ve developed to help Rioters globally build fun and safe experiences for their players.

By David Rook
          Escapada a Mallorca // 3 noches, vuelos de ida/vuelta y hotel 4* con desayunos incl. // sólo 175,-€   

¡Este verano, de cabeza a las Islas Baleares! ¡Con esta irresistible escapada a Mallorca no hay excusa que valga para quedarse en casa! Te cuento, he encontrado el hotel en Trivago.es por solo 128€, y los vuelos de ida y vuelta desde Barcelona en Skyscanner.es por solo 47€. Así que si haces cuentas, 3 noches, […]

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          Vacaciones en Corfú // 8 noches, vuelos de ida/vuelta y apartamento incluido // sólo 480,-€   

¡La Grecia y su encanto insular nos vuelve a sorprender con estas espectaculares vacaciones en Corfú! Te cuento, he encontrado el apartamento en Airbnb.es por solo 320€, y los vuelos de ida y vuelta desde Barcelona en Skyscanner.es por solo 160€. Así que si haces cuentas, 8 noches, vuelos y apartamento incluido te saldrá por […]

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          RE: Pantalla con raya que se agranda   

Buenas tardes, si la raya se encuentra presente con la pc apagada, entonces te sugiero que hay que cambiar el monitor, si aun tiene garantia reclama la garantia, de lo contrario te recomiendo que compres otro.


          El gran sueño africano   

Con la llegada del verano, volvemos a asistir a los repetidos y a veces trágicos asaltos contra las murallas alambradas de Melilla, llevados a cabo –con sofisticadas técnicas y artimañas de asedio medieval– por disciplinadas columnas de jóvenes subsaharianos. En otras zonas (Canarias, la isla italiana de Lampedusa, las costas de Sicilia, de Grecia, de Chipre, de Malta y la isla francesa de Mayotte, cerca de Madagascar), los “invasores” llegan casi siempre a las playas de noche –cuando no zozobran–,, en silenciosas embarcaciones...

etiquetas: africa, materias primas, emigracion, ignacio ramonet, monde diplomatique

» noticia original (www.monde-diplomatique.es)


          Colors, a series of fantasy scenes photographed by Karen Jerzyk   

Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Photographer Karen Jerzyk turned abandoned spaces into dark fairy tales after the death of her father. After getting into trouble with that series, she created Colors, a series of fantasy scenes photographed in rooms dominated by a single color. Karen Jerzyk: website / instagram Via: designyoutrust.com

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          Deducción de lo cotidiano: parte 1.   
¿Qué hace falta para ser un buen deductor? Ésta es la primer pregunta que nos hacemos aquellos quienes queremos imitar el método lógico-deductivo de Sherlock Holmes. La respuesta es simple en términos de conceptos, pero muy compleja en lo que respecta a la aplicación de los mismos.

Ya se ha hablado acerca de la observación, aquella facultada por la cual somos capaces de interpretar aquello que estamos viendo, de relacionarlo con su entorno, pero sólo limitándonos al mismo, es decir, sin cometer la falta de crearle a cada evento un entorno. La clave de la deducción radica en la forma en la que observamos las cosas y, acto seguido, mediante procesos lógicosm las interrelacionamos.

Dicho esto, se plantea una nueva pregunta: ¿Cómo relacionar elementos con su contexto? Aquí es donde nuestro poder de raciocinio juega un papel fundamental: la clave es saber localizar aquellos elementos comunes que posee un evento, y considerando un marco de probabilidades, establecer una conclusión deductiva.

Aclarado este tema, podemos abarcar el uso de la deducción a lo cotidiano, tal cómo detalla el título de la entrada. Para ello, vamos a analizar algo "básico" como el análisis de una persona, cómo determinar las características de una persona sin la necesidad de conocerla.

Existen rasgos característicos en las personas, distintivos en lo particular, que pueden ser indicadores muy precisos acerca de la personalidad y la conducta de una persona, que se ven reflejados en su aspecto físico. Antes de comenzar con el análisis, es prudente aclarar que ningún razonamiento va a estar sujeto a discriminación, es decir, el análisis va a ser objetivo independientemente de la persona a la cual se lo aplique, no busco generar incomodidad ni ofensa en personas alguna. Aclarado dichos puntos, procedemos a hablar sobre el tema en cuestión, partiendo de una famosa frase:

"Las apariencias engañan."

Podemos debatir acerca de la validez o no de dicha frase, la cual tienen carácter subjetivo, pero podemos concluir que es parcialmante incorrecta: hay determinadas características que una persona puede modificar, a fin de no revelar su verdadero comportamiento, como los gestos corteses o la forma de vestir, pero existen también rasgos individuales que determinan las características de una persona, muy difíciles de modificar.

Por empezar, podemos hablar de las manos de una persona. En este momento el lector puede estar preguntándose qué significado puede tener algo tan puntual como las manos de alguien. La importancia es radical: las uñas de una persona pueden decirnos que es nerviosa, descuidada, atenta, detallista; la limpieza de las manos hablan acerca del grado de responsabilidad de uno consigo mismo, lo cual, a su vez, hablan de uno frente a cualquier situación. Basta con analizar el dedo medio de las manos para determinar si es zurda o diestra (generalmente, el uso de un elemento para escribir -lápiz, lapicera- dejan durezas en los dedos por el apoyo).

En fin, como conclusión, hay rastros evidentes de las características de las personas en su cuerpo, en sus movimientos, la clave está en observarlos y saber leerlos.

          Deducción en práctica.   
Hablando de algo tan práctico como la deducción, la mera utilización de conceptos teóricos no alcanza. Pongamos en práctica el poder deductivo:

El otro día, volviendo de la facultad, viajé al lado de un hombre, de unos casi 55 años, que iba sentado al lado mío en el micro. Como es costumbre en mi, intento a través de distintas características particulares, deducir a qué clase de trabajo se dedicaba. Lo dejé sentar por cortesía, por lo que la persona intercambió algunas palabras. Hizo mención de un trabajo que está haciendo a una persona en su estudio, un viaje a Francia que había hecho hacía poco tiempo y habló en dos o tres ocasiones de un difunto amigo a quien, a juzgar por sus palabras, admiraba demasiado. Era una persona que iba con papeles encima, y que se dirigía a la ciudad en la que vivo muy tarde en la noche (22 horas), para realizar una visita, porque por algunos comentarios sobre características del lugar donde vive, se situaba a dos ciudades de distancia. No había anillos en sus manos, ni había rastros de un buen cuidado personal a juzgar por su buen vestir, tampoco señal de estar pendiente a su teléfono celular, por lo que, considerando la hora del viaje y los posibles motivos de abandonar su hogar a dicha hora, era una persona sin pareja, sin una persona a la cual darle explicaciones de sus movimientos. Otra interrogante fue: ¿viudo? ¿separado? Era difícil de determinar, en ningún motivo habló de sus hijos, pero si del amigo difunto. Una persona que habla de sus últimos logros en la vida de forma orgullosa mencionaría tener hijos, pero no lo hizo, tampoco de su esposa, habiendo hablado de la pérdida del ser querido. Además, al hablar de su viaje a Francia (dicho tema surgió por hacer mención del estado del transporte público en el exterior), en ningún momento mencionó la presencia de otra persona a su lado, ni siquiera en una mínima referencia. La persona, por lo tanto, era indudablemente soltero, viviendo seguramente sólo. Otra cuestión importante era el trabajo: sabía que trabajaba con muchos papeles, y también que su labor se desarrollaba en un estudio, por lo que fácilmente, gracias a la forma de hablar y a las terminologías utilizadas, deduje que se trataba de una persona universitaria, particularmente un abogado. Otro dato que me pareció  importante era la situación de la persona en ese momento: se la notaba preocupada por algún asunto, con la cara con rasgos de disgusto, hizo mención de un amigo 3 veces, y las 3 veces mostró disgusto personal. Era hora de identificar su problema: era una persona grande, ya había determinado que no tenía ni esposa ni hijos, pero entonces qué otro problema podría tener. Económicamente imposible, hacía poco había viajado a Europa, conociendo distintos rincones de Francia; familiares, posiblemente algún padre enfermo, pero lo descarté: un hijo no dejaría a un padre o madre enfermo y se hiría a disfrutar de las atracciones del Viejo Continente. Por descarte, como posible problema me quedé con el tema de una potencial enfermedad.
En conclusión, deduje a partir de muy poca conversación que estaba frente a un abogado soltero de unos 55 años de buen pasar económico pero con algún problema patológico que lo estaba afectando profundamente. Mi problema ahora era comprobar la validez de mis teorías. Efectivamente, a través de buen y respetuoso diálogo, logré que me dijera su situación. Justamente, se trataba de una abogado de cincuenta y tantos años (no recuerdo la edad exacta), con problemas renales de caracter patológico, con buena situación económica, soltero.

Ahora si con un ejemplo práctico, queda demostrada a que me refería con el tema de la observación y la deducción en el ámbito cotidiano.
          Surviving transit, together   

Vancouver vendor Peter Thompson reflects on some stand-out transit experiences he's had over the years


          Los fraudes bancarios despiertan a la justicia española   

El tribunal de Luxemburgo sacude el derecho español con sus sentencias favorables a las víctimas de cláusulas suelos. Jueces y abogados se ponen de parte de los consumidores y en contra de los abusos. Tres libros muestran la amplitud y profundidad de los cambios legales y sociales que se están produciendo

etiquetas: fraude, banca, justicia

» noticia original (www.eldiario.es)


          Top ERP Systems for Manufacturing 2017--Expert Reviews and Pricing--Free Analyst Report   

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          România este bună de plată. Gabriel Resources Cere 4,4 Mld Dolari   
Gabriel Resources Ltd. va solicita României despăgubiri în valoare de 4,4 miliarde de dolari în procesul de arbitraj, drept compensaţii pentru pierderile pe care susţine că le-a suferit în urma nedemarării proiectului exploatării aurifere...
          New T-Shirts Featuring Kendall And Kylie Jenner’s Faces Over Notorious B.I.G. And Tupac Are Catching A Lot Of Flak!   
Kendall and Kylie really crossed the line with this one!
          Social Media Integration: Twitter is for Tweeters   
If you decide to use the resources of your IT department to integrate Twitter, you should keep in mind the current technical limits for your accounts.
          Great Tips For Exceptional Home Enhancement Work   
Your family can truly benefit from making home improvements. Your best bet for success is to have the right knowledge. Follow the advice presented here to transform your existing home into your dream home.Get really good references for contractors you use on your home improvement …
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          If Your Credit Is In Need Of Repair Then Follow These Tips!   
There are plenty of TV spots and magazine ads that all promise to help you get out of debt, but these services cost a lot of money with no actual guarantee that they even work. So instead of wasting your time and money on a hope and a prayer, use the information in this article w …
          The Smart Guide to Migrating Your Enterprise OS & Apps   

This eGuide from AppwareSolutions.com breaks down the challenges and opportunities related to what many are calling the Enterprise Mobility Revolution. Support for Windows CE and Windows Embedded mobile platforms is ceasing in 2020.

We’ll breakdown your options moving forward from an OS, device, and application migration standpoint, clearly laying out the elements to consider and next steps to take.

Rugged enterprise devices have come a long way in terms of usability and functionality. Your enterprise has new choices of modern operating systems that your workforce is already using in their personal lives. Support for Windows CE and Windows Mobile is coming to an end in 2020, which means enterprises need to take action to migrate their devices and apps to operating systems that will be supported in the future.



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          Homologateur H/F - Apside - Rillieux-la-pape   
Vous souhaitez relever des défis dans un contexte métier exigeant et complexe ? Alors rejoignez-nous en tant qu'Homologateur H/F ! Votre mission sera de : Gérer les incidents de production et prendre en charge l'assistance de niveau 1 Gérer les demandes clients et notamment le paramétrage Gérer le catalogue de services Contribuer à la gestion des problèmes Homologuer la plateforme dans le cadre des versions du SI Environnement : ARS V8, Service NOW, ALM/QC, Excel et...
          Architecte Logiciel Réseaux et Multimédia - H/F - Thales - Gennevilliers/CRISTAL   
CE QUE NOUS POUVONS ACCOMPLIR ENSEMBLE : Au sein de la Direction Réseaux Mobiles, vous intégrerez le Centre de Compétences Logiciel Télécom et Multimédia en tant qu'Architecte Logiciel Réseaux & Multimédia. Dans un contexte de grands projets nationaux et internationaux, vous contribuerez aux développements des activités dans le cadre des projets du domaine des Réseaux Mobiles & Tactiques et du Centre de Compétences « Networking & Switching ». En nous rejoignant, vous vous...
          Weech and Takazawa to present research at BAI 2017   

Associate Professor Terry Weech and doctoral candidate Aiko Takazawa will discuss their research on the economics of information at the International Conference on Business and Information (BAI), which will be held July 4-6 in Hiroshima, Japan. The conference is an annual meeting for scholars in the business and information disciplines.

Weech and Takazawa will present their paper, "iSchools and Business Schools, Potential to Collaborate on Business and Information Research." In their talk, they will examine the potential contributions of collaboration between schools of information and business schools that have an interest in the impact and utilization of information in the business context. They will also present their plan for establishing a basis for collaboration between business schools and schools in the iSchools organization.
 
Takazawa's doctoral research seeks to understand how information search and seeking activities facilitate spontaneous collaborative work. The topics in her research area lie at the intersection of information behavior, learning, and self-organization. Her dissertation examines the case of a humanitarian aid group that emerged on social media platforms in response to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
 
Weech's research interests include the areas of reference services and sources, government information, library administration, library cooperation and networks, library use instruction, and economics of information. His teaching experience includes appointments at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Emporia State University (Kansas); University of Iowa, Iowa City; and Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. At the iSchool, Weech teaches the Economics of Information course (IS 549). He has been active in the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and he has been involved in the administration of the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award reception at the ALA Midwinter meeting for nearly twenty years. Weech received his MS and PhD degrees in library and information science from the iSchool at Illinois.


          How to Use Your Website to Convert Consulting Leads into Clients   

How to Use Your Website to Convert Consulting Leads into Clients written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing and selling consulting services can take weeks, months, and in some cases — years. As a consultant who must balance delivery versus sales, not having enough leads can lead to the dreaded feast-or-famine cycle. Nurturing and educating your leads is time-consuming work. You don’t want to nurture and educate leads that go nowhere. This […]


          Tanning Consultant- Lincoln, NE - Sun Tan City - Lincoln, NE   
Ability to make recommendations for products or services when needs have been uncovered.Can properly execute the Client Engagement Strategies and can overcome...
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          10 conseils pour des soldes éco-responsables   
Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes
Les vêtements ont la cote pendant les soldes

Les réductions sont toutes plus alléchantes les unes que les autres. À prix cassé, on est tenté d'acheter plus. Mais pourquoi se précipiter ? Pendant les soldes, on peut aussi faire des achats réfléchis et éco-responsables.

Les vitrines des magasins affichent jusqu'à -70 %. Pendant les soldes, tout est mis en œuvre pour attirer le chaland. D’autant que cet hiver, les stocks sont plus importants que les années précédentes1. Ce sont surtout les vêtements qui attirent le plus les consommateurs, mais aussi les appareils électriques et électroniques, l’ameublement, les produits cosmétiques et d'hygiène...2

Comment concilier bonnes affaires et éco-consommation ?

Craquer à la seconde sur tout ce qui passe devant les yeux n'est bien sûr pas très écologique. Mais on peut très bien faire la chasse aux bonnes affaires tout en gardant une place à l’éco-consommation

Quelques gestes simples pendant les soldes

1 - Prendre le temps de faire le tri.

On jette un oeil dans ses armoires et dans son électro pour identifier ses besoins, afin d'éviter des achats impulsifs et inutiles.

2 - Faire une liste des objets nécessaires.

On la rédige évidemment avant d'aller faire du shopping. Et on essaye de s'y tenir !

3 - Penser aux alternatives à un nouvel achat.

La récup’, le réemploi permettent de faire des bonnes affaires toute l'année. Les électroménagers ElectroRev sont vendus au tiers du prix neuf, révisés et garantis un an par des magasins travaillant en économie sociale. On peut aussi penser aux donneries, au troc... S'il s'agit de remplacer un appareil cassé, penser d'abord à la réparation, en participant par exemple à un Repair Café.

4 - Faire du repérage pour se donner le temps de réfléchir.

Pendant les soldes, attendre avant d’acheter peut faire rater une occasion. Pour éviter la frustration, s’informer sur les produits disponibles avant que les soldes ne commencent (ou au début de celles-ci) donne le temps de se renseigner et de faire des achats plus réfléchis.

5 - Essayer vêtements et chaussures.

Beaucoup d'articles soldés ne sont ni repris, ni échangés. On évitera de se trouver avec des articles qui ne conviennent finalement pas.

6 - Projeter ses achats dans la vie de tous les jours.

« Quand l'utiliser ? », « À quelle occasion et avec quoi le porter ? », « Est-il facile d'utilisation et d'entretien ? »... Un article très original à -50 % devient vite un achat de trop s'il est relégué au fond de l’armoire.

7 - Privilégier la qualité.

L’important est l’objet que l’on achète, pas d’obtenir la meilleure réduction possible ! Mieux vaut acheter un produit un peu plus cher qui durera longtemps qu’un produit bon marché qui finira vite à la poubelle. Ce sont de bonnes affaires sur le long terme !

8 - Vérifier les labels et les étiquettes.

Sur les vêtements, qu’il s’agisse de jeans, de vêtements de plein air ou autres, les labels identifient des textiles écologiques et équitables. Le site d'achAct permet aussi de vérifier l’engagement des marques concernant le respect des droits des travailleurs. Côté électros, on peut aussi repérer les appareils plus écologiques grâce à leur étiquette et leurs labels. Et Topten.be repère les appareils efficaces et peu énergivores.

9 - Regrouper ses achats en ligne.

Si on fait son shopping sur Internet, préférer patienter un peu plus longtemps et se faire livrer tous ses articles en une livraison. On évite aussi de renvoyer ses colis.

10 - Optimiser ses trajets.

Si on opte pour les soldes en magasin, on peut s’organiser une journée shopping à plusieurs, en famille ou entre amis. Cela permet d’adoucir sa mobilité mais aussi de recevoir un avis sur ses coups de cœur avant d'acheter, et de partager des bons moments.

 

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          Welcome Sign, Arts and Crafts vertical tile, Oak leaves and acorns, Wall decor by FayJonesDayTile   

75.00 USD

IT IS- a Oak leaf & acorn Welcome Sign fits in a narrow space, Wedding or Housewarming Gift , they will love this!

Style- Craftsman/Bungalow/Arts and Crafts/Mission

SIZE-It measures 11 1/16" high, 6" wide and 1/2" thick. It weighs just under 2 pounds.

WHAT IT'S FOR- You can hang this on your front door, the front of your house or in the entry way. I suggest a sheltered spot, but so far I haven't gotten any reports of the Welcome sign breaking from the cold. Ours has been on the front of the house for over ten years.

WHAT IT 'S MADE OF- It is made with white earthenware clay made locally and USA glaze.

HOW IT'S MADE- This tile is made from my original sculpted design. I hand press it and then hand glaze ( with a brush) it and fire it in an electric kiln.

WHERE IT'S MADE- I make this tile in my rural studio in Oregon. I ship it everywhere USPS priority mail

THE GLAZE- The background has a divot texture like hammered metal and is glazed with gloss cream glaze. The leaves are glazed a shiny olive green flecked with rust glaze. The outside frame is a soft brown satin glaze.

CARE OF TILE- Ceramic tile can be washed with dish soap or window cleaner because glaze is actually glass.

TILE IS GREEN- Tile is the natural choice for home surfaces because it is durable, non toxic, and pure. The process uses very little electricity. I ship the tile with recycled material.

HANGING- There are holes on the upper corners for mounting. It can be hung on a wire or chain or mounted with screws. I suggest copper wire so that it doesn't rust. I


          Andre Iguodala reportedly has no plans to meet with Warriors in free agency   
Andre Iguodala is setting up his free agent meetings, and, at least initially, the Golden State Warriors reportedly will not get one. League sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Zach Lowe that, at the moment, Iguodala has no plans to meet with the Warriors during the initial free agency period. As of now, the Warriors...Read More
          INGENIEUR INTEGRATEUR DEVOPS - SECTEUR INDUSTRIE (H/F) - Alten - Issy-Les-Moulineaux   
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          10 Tiong Bahru Market Stalls To Return To Including Their Famous Char Kway Teow   

Tiong Bahru Market reopens with your favourite stalls The last time I popped by Tiong Bahru Market, I was greeted by closed shutters and a boarded-off market. A banner strung across read that it was closed for renovations, which to me meant, “Goodbye for now, monthly lor mee!” Of course, there are plenty of other Tiong Bahru hawker food options, but I had a specific craving for the market’s food that day. This time, I did my research before heading down to chow down on all the food my body had missed out on for three months. Here are 10 stalls in Tiong Bahru Market that I will always return to, no matter how long the renovation period. 1. Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow Although the $2 option seems to be gone, a plate of Fried Kway Teow ($3) from Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow still promises moist and savoury noodles with a slight hint of sweetness. Accompanying the base were slices of fish cake, lapcheong, bean sprouts, and cockles, which were fresh and juicy. This is a plate that can curb all your char kway teow cravings. Stall number: #02-11 Opening hours: Thur-Tue 11am to 10:30pm 2. Jian Bo […]

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          Chen’s Mapo Tofu Review: Affordable Japanese-Sichuan Donburi By A Michelin-starred Chef   

Chen’s Mapo Tofu dishes out bowls of Sichuan donburi I’m not a huge fan of Sichuan cuisine, ‘cause it brings back bad memories of my first and last ma la experience where I basically went into shock from the spices and numbing heat. I did, however, manage to let go of my past animosity with Sichuan food after stumbling upon Chen’s Mapo Tofu. Offering Sichuan cuisine with a Japanese twist, this one-month old restaurant is opened by Michelin-starred chef Chen Kentaro. Food at Chen’s Mapo Tofu To get the best of both worlds, we ordered Set Meal 2 ($10.80), which came with Mapo Don, Dan Dan Mien, and a drink. We picked Sour Plum Drink (U.P. $3), which turned out too tart for our liking. Though Mapo Don looks like a mountain of mush on first sight, you’ll find a bed of rice under all that cubed tofu.   Being a spice wimp, I expected myself to tear up after a few mouthfuls when I saw bits of peppercorn mixed into the gravy. Surprisingly, this dish proved to be largely manageable, with the flavour of fermented beans masking some of the spiciness. It was only when I reached the halfway […]

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          Budapest Announces Upcoming Opening Ceremony for 2017 FINA World Championships   

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          How to Update Moto X Force to Android Nougat Manually   

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          Charting Russia’s most dangerous cities for LGBT people   

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

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

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

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

The metrics of hatred

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A “sexual stratification” of Russian cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          Ryckman Creek's $2.5M Executive Bonus Plan Gets Approval   
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          Off the Grid Food Trucks at Marin Country Mart   
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Where 

Marin Country Mart 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle 

Cost 
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Sample some of the Bays most delicious mobile eats every Sunday at the Marin Country Mart when the Off the Grid food trucks roll into town. Each Sunday brings different treats, some awesome live performances and the constant feature of fantastic views of the bay and Mount Tamalpais. 

The food trucks are open every Sunday, rain or shine, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

 

 

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          Royal Buying Group Partners With Mondelez International   

LISLE, Ill. -- Royal Buying Group Inc. and Mondelez International Inc. have joined forces to help drive brand awareness to the independent retail channel.

“We’re excited to partner with top brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Sour Patch Kids, Trident and many more to ensure placement of top-selling SKUs in independent retail locations,” said Angela Angelilli, executive vice president of Royal Buying Group.

The new Independent Retailer Program offers up to a 5% rebate on all Mondelez products. Members also will receive information on new items and display materials, as well as regular revenue tracking and category management.

Mondelez International is one of the world’s largest snack companies, with 2015 net revenues of approximately $30 billion. Its products include snacks, biscuits, candy and gum.

Royal Buying Group Inc., based in Lisle, Ill., represents more than 6,000 locations nationwide. It negotiates with suppliers for competitive sales and marketing programs and provides category management expertise, marketing support and customer service support for its membership.


          Lykins Helps Build Fairgrounds Pavilion   

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

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building on July 30.

The previous entertainment pavilion was in the middle of the midway and required using a tent that was expensive and made the area very hot due to a lack of circulation. The original pavilion, due to its popularity and location, also made the midway congested and hard to move in, according to fair board member Jerry Bridges.

The new Lykins Family Pavilion is located on the far end of the State Route 132 side of the fairgrounds.

“Going to the county fair with our parents is one of my earliest childhood memories,” said Jeff Lykins, president and CEO of Lykins Energy Solutions. “We’ve always felt we should give back to the community that supports our business by buying our products and services. This is a great way for our family and our company to give back to our community and its residents.”

Bridges said the new pavilion will bring additional, much needed revenue to the fairgrounds. With the new facility, the fairgrounds will be able to host weekly concerts.

Lykins Energy Solutions (formerly Lykins Oil) is a family-owned and -operated business based in Milford, Ohio. The company was founded in 1948 by Guy Lykins Sr., and is now in the third generation of management. The company serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast and provides products and services including branded fuels, wholesale fuels, commercial, transportation and home heating oil, propane, lubricants, fleet fueling, electricity and natural gas for Ohio. The company represents four major brands of fuel that it sells to independent gasoline dealers: BP, Marathon, Shell and Gulf.


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

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          Xbox One : Affichage, Succès, Phil Spencer parle rétrocompatibilité des jeux de la première Xbox   

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          Ranked Choice Voting Remains the Law of the Land in Maine   

A bill to repeal Maine’s first-in-the-nation adoption of ranked choice voting for all state races died in the state’s legislature on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. This means that ranked choice voting, which voters adopted via a ballot question in November of 2016, will remain the law of the land  as the state’s 2018 elections for state and federal offices approach. Maine voters passed ranked choice voting by a margin of 52% to 48% in November with nearly 400,000 voters approving, making the referendum victory the second largest in the history of Maine. 

In May, the Maine Supreme Court issued a non-binding advisory opinion that the law passed by voters did not comply with the state’s constitution when applied to some state offices. The opinion is merely advice to the state senate; it is not binding on any court, and the Maine Supreme Court may come out differently after a lawsuit with all of its associated briefings. The opinion also only applied to state general elections. Ranked choice voting is without question constitutional for state primaries and all federal elections. Members of the Maine legislature tried to use the ruling by the Supreme Court as an excuse to repeal ranked choice voting in its entirety and overturn the will of voters, but those efforts failed this week.

“Supporters of election reform across Maine will remain vigilant over the coming weeks, months, and years to defend Maine’s voter-approved Ranked Choice Voting law,” said Kyle Bailey, campaign manager for the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting. Dick Woodbury, chair of the Committee, added that “It’s time to move forward with implementation.”

The failed repeal effort is a win for voters in Maine, who spoke loud and clear on Election Day in November to adopt ranked choice voting as a means to strengthen their democracy. Those same voters had their voices heard in the months leading up to the legislature’s repeal effort, and their tireless efforts to preserve a stronger voice and greater choice in Maine elections paid off. With Maine’s 2018 elections on the horizon, FairVote looks forward to being a resource as the state moves forward with implementation and prepares voters for a new, better way to vote.

 


          Entretien avec Luffy : "L'eSport aura un jour les mêmes audiences que le sport"   

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          The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress   

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

--Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08)

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

The Fair Representation Act

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

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

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

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

A Historic Moment

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

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

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

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

You Can Help the Fair Representation Act Gain Momentum

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

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


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          Financial Business Specialist - Brookhaven National Laboratory - Upton, NY   
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          How Do I Gain Weight?   

Try asking people how to gain weight and you'll likely see some bewildered faces staring back at you. For the majority of people, hearing that question is akin to hearing the questions, "How do I stub my toe?" or "How do I run out of gas?"

Those confused faces not withstanding, the question is a legitimate one and one that frustrates those who find themselves on the light end of the scale. While those on the heavy end can't get through a commercial break or flip through more than five pages of a magazine without someone offering up a solution to their weight problems, it can be a lonely struggle for those who want to put on weight.

If you are lucky enough to get a reasoned response to your question, it will probably involve the words "eat more." That, despite being obvious, is great advice. Quite simply, to gain weight you will need to up your calorie consumption to the point where you consume more calories than you expend. Couple an increased caloric intake with a little weight training and you have the recipe for healthy weight gain.

You may think you eat a lot, even enough to keep pace with your more weight-furnished friends, but you are probably over-estimating your intake. After a trip to the doctor's office to rule out medical causes for your inability to bulk up (thyroid disease and other medical problems can hamper weight gain), a first step to designing an effective weight gain program is to journal your eating habits. Counting calories for a week will give you an accurate view of your diet.

From there, increase your daily caloric intake by about 300-500 calories until you start putting on the pounds. Keep in mind though, while your caloric intake will directly influence your bodyweight, it will be other factors like the types of food you eat and your weight training regimen that decide the type of weight you are putting on. So if you are after an aesthetically pleasing weight gain, that of lean muscle weight as opposed to just some extra body fat to lug around, it will be important to pay attention to these factors.

To get the most muscle out of your weight gain, avoid the junk food and focus on eating whole foods. A good weight gain diet should be composed of 30-50% protein, 20-50% carbohydrates and 20-40% fat (the majority of which should be essential fatty acids). Different ratios within these ranges will work differently for different people. Keep up your food journal and experiment to find the ratios that work best for you.

Providing your body with the materials it needs to build muscle is only one piece of the puzzle. A weight training program designed to give the body a reason to add some muscle will be very important to achieving your goals. Your workout routines should concentrate on compound weight lifting exercises (those that involve multiple muscle groups like the squat or bench press) with weights that allow you to do 6 to 12 reps per set. Higher rep ranges will tone your muscles but may not sufficiently signal the body into muscle growth. Try to either increase the amount of weight lifted or the reps completed with each workout.

Don't go overboard with your workouts. Two or three one-hour workouts per week done with intensity should do the trick. Too often those that have trouble gaining weight (hardgainers) spend too much time in the gym. This can be counterproductive in two ways. First, it means you are burning off a lot of the calories that could otherwise be used to build muscle and, second, you can over-train your muscles by working them too hard, basically making them unresponsive.

If you are looking for some company in your quest to gain weight, venture into the bodybuilding community. There you will find many people also seeking ways to put on lean muscle mass. You will also find many products marketed to help you gain weight. Be very cautious when looking at these products. Gaining weight may not be as in demand as losing weight but it is still big business and there are a lot of companies out there looking to take your money. While some of these products can help, others aren't necessary.

With a little motivation, a weight gain diet and a solid weight training program in place you will have all you need to achieve your gain weight goals. Better yet, you will never again have to ask that question that gets all those funny looks aimed back at you.

By JP Clifford



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          Perennials For Shade: Shade Tolerant Perennials For Zone 8   
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          How to Increase Your Bench Press by Doing Squats   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you qualify as one of those people?

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

You just boosted your testosterone production 1000%.

Do you think I'm being facetious?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Marc David



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          Machines VS. Free Weights II   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



          미셸・르그랑   

미셸・르그랑

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

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

목차

와 력

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

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

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

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

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

영화

일본 영화

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

리더・앨범

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

관련 서적(공인 서적)

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

각주

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

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          Four Powerful Tricks for Successful Lucid Dreaming   

By definition, Lucid Dreaming means "conscious awareness during the dream state." But how can this be? Every book I've ever read on dreaming has described the dream state as being an entry into the unconscious, so how can you possibly be conscious during dreaming, and be able to enter your dreams. It's an interesting theory, and I've discovered some very positive information that will help you in your Lucid dreaming attempts.

Can you be Conscious while Accessing the Subconscious?

According to Charles McPhee in his book "Stop Sleeping Through your Dreams," the answer to the question on consciousness during sleep is a resounding NO! "Our ability for consciousness-our ability to achieve reflectivity in our minds-is specifically denied us during dream sleep. Single-mindedness is a quality that defines dream experience." If you had the ability to reflect in a dream, you would recognize instantly that you were dreaming, and wake-up, and this is why it becomes difficult to judge and evaluate our dream experience.

An important event occurs with our muscle system with the onset of dream sleep. The main motor neurons of the body are inhibited, which prevents us from "physically" acting out dreams - you wouldn't want to actually leap out of bed and start flying around the house; this would create chaos everywhere at night and you would wake up exhausted. Unfortunately, after the motor neurons are shut down, so is the ability for consciousness during dream sleep.

100 Minutes a Night for Lucid Dreaming

When we first awaken from dream sleep, we will have a good chance of recalling our dreams, whereas if awakened from any other stage, we will not even remember dreaming. We enter various stages of sleep during 90-minute cycles all through the night (you can test this by checking the clock before you go to sleep at night, and again when you awaken during the middle of the night.) This means that if you sleep for six hours a night, you will have four "dream cycles" which you can access for information or fun (most people dream an average of 100 minutes a night). In the book "Directed Dreaming," you discover how to ask the proper questions of your dreams in order to receive problem solving information and direction for your life; now you can go one step further and discover how to step into random dreams to find out what clues they are trying to give you.

Trick # 1 - The First Step

The first step to becoming lucid during dreaming is to start trying to recall the previous nights dreams. This takes practice, but it can be accomplished. You will soon find out that if you work backward from the dream, it is easier to piece it together. This is easiest to do, of course, right after you wake up. If a dream is not written down, or recalled quickly, it will be lost forever. When you achieve the ability for lucid dreaming, you will find out that these dreams are recalled easier and do not vanish as quickly; that's where the fun in lucid dreaming comes from! What good is it if you are able to jump into your dreams and "play," then not remember anything about the experience. Remembering your lucid dreams can give you a calming feeling and something to smile about during the day. Soon, you will become aware of what you want to find out in your dreams, and you can tell yourself that the next time you have the dream where you are flying, you will remember that you are dreaming and want to participate in that adventure.

Trick #2 - The Best Time to Become Lucid

One important thing to remember about our dream cycles is that during the night, the time spent dreaming grows progressively longer with each cycle. This means that the longest stretch of dreamtime occurs just before awakening. This is the time you should concentrate on trying to become lucid. You should have tracked your dream cycles (as explained above), and determined approximately when you will reach the 4th cycle, then, when you awaken after the 3rd cycle, you can consciously tell yourself that next time you see or hear something, you will be dreaming, and you would like to be aware of this dream and enter into it.

Trick #3 - Not Sleeping!

It has been found that if you do not get enough sleep, and haven't had time to dream, your body will compensate by dreaming more! It is almost as if it's essential for us to have dream experiences. Therefore, if you are having a hard time becoming lucid in your dreams, you might want to try staying up later for a few nights, and then you will have more dream cycles as you try to "catch-up." When you have these extra dream cycles in the catch-up phase, it's a great opportunity to practice your lucid dreaming, as your cycles will be long, intense, and deep. It is more difficult to wake yourself out of sleep when the body is very tired, making this an excellent opportunity for lucidity!

Trick #4 - Associations

After you have become accustomed to writing down your dreams, it's time to pick out a few common things in the dream that will remind you that you are dreaming. For example, if you commonly dream that you are driving various kinds of sports cars, the thing to tell yourself when you are awake is that the next time you are driving a fancy car you will be dreaming. That way, you create the association in your mind to trigger the unconscious to recognize that as a dream, and help you participate. If you commonly dream of flying, that's also a good clue that you are dreaming, and if you consciously make a note of it, the next time you find yourself flying, you will wonder what you were supposed to remember about flying. If luck is on your side, this association will trigger your thinking that if you're flying, you must be dreaming, and with that instant thought, you will be able to start your adventure into that dream.

The first few times you attempt to do this, the awareness that you are dreaming may wake you up! This is because your consciousness has been activated, and in order to keep dreaming you need to stay in the subconscious. It takes practice to make the acceptance that you are dreaming into a passing thought, and just go with the flow. If you think about it too much, you will wake up (and, of course, will need to try it all over again). Again, according to McPhee, "Whatever you choose as a clue to identify your dreams, the association will carry over to your dreams. As you keep a dream journal and familiarize yourself with the content of your dreams, you can experiment with clues. Before long, the next time you take off in flight or are pursued by some familiar tormentor, there is an exceptionally good chance that you will have the associated thought, "Oh! I must be dreaming." And with this awareness, you will have successfully identified the dreamscape.

What do You Want to Find Out

After you have successfully entered your dreams, the next step is to find out what you want to accomplish by being there. Do you want to make your lucid dream into a fantasy where you physically fight off attackers, or do you want to be the fastest runner in the world and successfully outrun anything that comes after you, or would you rather have fantasies of a sexual nature? This fantasy type of lucid dreaming is fine, but what purpose does it serve? It does not help us resolve anything in real life; but it can be a good stress-reliever. A better way to work with lucid dreaming is to try to get some insight into why the conflict is occurring. If you were to stop those people who are chasing you in your dreams and talk to them, what would they say? Could they reveal to you why you are running and open up the opportunity to explore unconscious fears in real life? Since the unconscious is probably trying to tell you something, it would be best to find out what it is, so you can act on it when you wake up, and resolve these difficult situations. The more you practice, the closer you will get to resolving your issues -- and then you can go back to fantasy dreaming (my guess is that that's probably what you want to do anyway), but since you are taking your time to practice becoming lucid, you might as well make it work to your advantage every now and then.

Technology Can Help As technology advances, so does the opportunity to get help with your Lucidity. There are now high-tech devices that you can use to induce lucid dreams. Most of them can be found in New Age bookstores, or you can go to the library and find mail order catalogs that carry these devices. You can now find popular devices such as eyeshades that detect rapid eye movement and blink a red diode when you start to sleep. This red light is incorporated into the dream, and reminds the dreamer to clue in that he or she is dreaming. If you want to see more Hi-Tech devices, visit: www.reawakener.com/Lucid_Dreaming.htm

Lucid Dreaming - a Gift for Certain People?

It was once thought that lucid dreaming was a gift given only to certain people, much like true Psychics have; but this is not the case. Anyone can learn lucid dreaming; it just takes practice and time. According to Charles McPhee, you must spend the time to identify when your sleep cycles are, and when your dream cycles come. Then, as you become more aware of your sleep cycles, you can prepare mentally for those times. "When you awaken early in the morning, before you roll over and close your eyes for another cycle, be confident that your dreams are on their way. In the early morning hours, you stand on the brink of thirty to forty-minute blocks of nonstop dreamscape action. The trick, of course, is to recognize the dreamscape." (103).


By Evelyn Grazini



          Body Building Mind Games: Dont Let Your Weight Determine Your Mood!   

Is the 'I Feel Fat Day' (IFFD) syndrome affecting your output? That extra flab can overpower you and your work. Thee feeling of being fat can morph into an emotion like 'happy' or 'angry'. Days overpowered with that feeling have been designated as 'I Feel Fat Day' (IFFD). So don't let your weight determine your mood.

How many times have you heard your colleague quipping, "I feel fat" or "It's a fat day feeling?" Can't fit into your favorite pair of jeans? How about a snide comment from a relative or colleague? That's all it takes to turn an ordinary Monday or Tuesday into IFFD(I Feel Fat Day).

Perhaps just like the national celebrations, 'fat' is important enough to get a day named in its honour and it doesn't just come one a year! Carrying extra pounds is necessary but not exclusive prerequisite to an IFFD. To have an IFFD, one must also carry an element of shame. A good IFFD is not complete without tears, self loathing and a frantic scramble for concealing clothes.

So, how to keep away 'fat' from becoming an emotion? Simple semantics: fat is fat. Don't confuse it with the emotions so often attached to it, and recognize that shame and self-loathing are useless distractions. Neither of them will help you get closer to your goal. The way out is simple: instead of wasting time and psychic energy on IFFDs, we could use those special resources for the job at hand.

Here's the ultimate plan for coping with an IFFD:

. Make your very next meal a healthy one. By choosing a lightly dressed salad instead of the usual, you are putting yourself on anew path and abruptly ending the IFFD.

. Get Moving. A body in motion is beauty in progress. Even if it's the middle of the day and you cant hit the gym because of your tight schedule, you can still go up and down the stairs.

. Wear something that makes you feel beautiful and enjoy your unique look.

. Hang out with positive people. Try to be in company of winners, people who feed you energy and inspire the best in you.

. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE AND TRANSFORM YOUR OWN AS WELL. LEARN TO APPRECIATE AND VALUE YOURSELF.

Tip: Many of us feel too flabby while making love, feel too many bulges in the wrong place, feel awkward when lights are on and ask, what's the way out? Obviously there is hope and certain exercises, habits and lifestyle changes one can adopt to get rid of those unsightly fat deposits. You can strengthen your lower back. It is specially improtant when you are working on your abs. Besides that. cut on sodium and try to create a "V" shape in your upper body. Crunches are vital in your quest to eliminate love handles. Also reduce the consumption of alcohol as they contain "empty calories". The magic key lies with the cardiovascular exercises


By Jasdeep



          China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico – Xinhua news agency   

China’s Ambassador to Mexico, Qiu Xiaoqi. Photo: Reuters

China is open to negotiating a free-trade agreement with Mexico, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing the Chinese ambassador to the country, a fillip for Mexico as it faces uncertainty over its trade deals with the US. Qiu Xiaoqi, China’s ambassador to Mexico, said China was willing to discuss a free-trade agreement, although no discussions had been held so far, Xinhua said. Qiu was speaking at an academic event in Mexico City. “If we negotiate a free-trade agreement, this will greatly favour trade exchanges between our two countries. There is no difficulty from China’s side,” he said. “Mexico is China’s second-largest trading partner in Latin America and China is Mexico’s second-largest trading partner in the world. This is a highly important relationship and we have great interest in deepening and broadening these ties.” Mexico is keen to cut its economic reliance on the US out of concern that access to its top trade partner may be restricted by the policies of US President Donald Trump, who has pledged to protect US jobs from going outside the country. China and Mexico have been strengthening ties since late last year as the US has stepped back from...
          VIDEO: Orezi – Cooking Pot (Official Video)   

Orezi a.k.a Mr Raggamofin with his history of lined up hits again drops visual for new song Cooking Pot. He comes out addressing social vices like Rape, Alcholism and Domestic...

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          DOWNLOAD MP3: Orezi – Cooking Pot (Prod. By TymG)   

Orezi aka Mr Raggamofin drops hit new song “Cooking Pot”. He comes out addressing social vices like Alcoholism, Rape, and Domestic Violence then makes a stand for Consensual Sex. The...

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          Ciena teams with University of Waterloo   
Ciena announced that it is working with engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo to develop solutions to help network operators and Internet providers address to the ever increasing demand for faster data transmission over the Internet.

The partners stated that the research relationship has received funding support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

A key area of the University of Waterloo's partnership with Ciena focuses on realising the maximum possible capacity from the optical cables that run under the oceans and which handle around 95% of intercontinental communications, including an estimated $10 trillion per day in financial transactions. Ciena noted that the reliable, high-speed transmission of huge amounts of data over undersea cables is increasingly important in fields including healthcare and academic research.

For the research program, Amir Khandani, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Waterloo, is leading a team of post-doctoral fellows and graduate students that are developing algorithms designed to efficiently and rapidly correct errors, including lost or dropped bits of data, that occur during extremely high-speed, long-distance optical transmission.

When incorporated on the electronic chips that are built into equipment for receiving and transmitting data, the algorithms developed by the Waterloo team can free up cable capacity, while also enabling the faster correction of errors in line with other technological advances in optical communications.


Under the three-year partnership, announced at an event at the University of Waterloo, Mr. Khandani holds the position of Ciena/NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Network Information Theory of Optical Channels. Ciena noted that the relationship between Waterloo Engineering and Ciena has already produced seven U.S. patents, with additional patents pending.



          Cavium and China Unicom trial 5G user cases on M-CORD   
Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, and China Unicom announced a targeted program for the testing of 5G use cases on a M-CORD SDN/NFV platform leveraging Cavium's silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX ARM-based data centre COTS servers and XPliant programmable SDN Ethernet-based white box switches.

Under the program, China Unicom and Cavium plan to shortly commence trials in a number of locations across mainland China to explore the potential of the new service.

Cavium and China Unicom are specifically demonstrating multi-access edge computing (MEC) use cases developed through a previously announced collaboration based on the ON.Lab M-CORD (Mobile Central Office Re-architected as a data centre) SDN/NFV platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai.

The demonstration involves a M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform and hardware rack integrated with virtualised and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the RAN to distributed mobile core and the ONOS and XOS SDN and orchestration software.

The companies stated that this architecture is designed to enable turnkey operation in any central office or edge data centre for a full NFV C-RAN deployment. The solution is based on a Cavium-powered rack that combines the ThunderX ARM based data centre servers with the programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches to provide a full platform for M-CORD.

Regarding the latest project, Raj Singh, VP and GM of the network and communication group at Cavium, said, "Cavium is collaborating with China Unicom to explore 5G target use cases leveraging the M-CORD SDN/NFV platform and working towards field deployment… a homogenous hardware architecture optimised for NFV and 5G is a pre-requisite for field deployments".



  • Earlier this year, Radisys and China Unicom announced they had partnered to build and integrate M-CORD development PODs featuring open source software. For the project Radisys, acting as systems integrator, used the CORD open reference implementation to enable cloud agility and improved economics in China Unicom's network. The companies also planned to develop deployment scenarios for the solution in the China Unicom network.
  • The resulting platform was intended to support future 5G services by enabling mobile edge services, virtualised RAN and virtualised EPC. The companies also planned to develop an open reference implementations of a virtualised RAN and next-generation mobile core architecture.

          Silicon Labs launches XOs for 100/400G line cards   
Silicon Labs, a supplier of silicon, software and solutions for networking applications, has introduced a new family of crystal oscillators (XOs), the Si54x Ultra Series, that is claimed to offer the lowest jitter frequency-flexible solution on the market.

The new Si54x Ultra Series XOs deliver jitter performance down to 80 femtoseconds (fs) for both integer and fractional frequencies across the entire operating range. The devices provide leading frequency flexibility and jitter margin performance and target demanding applications including 100/200/400 Gbit/s line cards and optical modules, hyperscale data centres, broadband, wireless infrastructure, broadcast video, industrial and test and measurement systems.

Silicon Labs' Si54x Ultra Series XOs are available with single, dual and quad frequency options and offered in an industry-standard 3.2 x 5 mm package, providing drop-in compatibility with traditional XO devices, as well as fast lead times and high reliability.

Silicon Labs noted that its PLL-based approach to oscillators is designed to enable efficient manufacturing and simplified factory programming to reduce lead times compared with custom oscillator products. Silicon Labs claims that this approach allows it to ship samples of any frequency XO within 1 to 2 weeks, and to deliver production quantities wthin four weeks.

The company's new Si54x oscillators employ Silicon Labs' advanced fourth-generation DSPLL technology to provide an ultra-low-jitter clock source at any output frequency. The device can be factory-programmed to any frequency from 200 kHz up to 1.5 GHz with <1 ppb resolution. In addition, on-chip power supply regulation allows noise rejection and enables consistent, reliable low-jitter operation in noisy scenarios such as high-speed networking and data centres.

The Si54x XOs also offer a drop-in replacements for low-jitter surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based oscillators while delivering superior frequency tolerance and temperature stability. The devices provide support for common output formats including LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, CML, CMOS and Dual CMOS. Samples and production quantities of the Si54x Ultra Series oscillators are available immediately, and Silicon Labs offers a range of free web-based tools to support design and customisation.




          Spirent supports testing of New H3C 100 GBE switch   
Spirent Communications, a supplier of network test and measurement solutions, announced that it supported New H3C in conducting what is believed to be the highest density 100 Gbit/s data centre switch test.

Spirent also announced it had partnered with the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to demonstrate automated testing of virtual core networks.

100 Gbit/s switch testing

The test, completed by Spirent and the New H3C Group and moderated by independent test lab Network Test, demonstrated the line-rate forwarding capacity and hyper-scale IP route announcement capacity of the H3C S12500X-AF chassis loaded with 100 Gbit/s ports and achieving a density of 768 x 100G ports per chassis. The S12500X-AF switch can support 48 x 100 Gbit/s QSFP28 pluggable optical modules per slot.

The test involved Spirent TestCenter and the N11U chassis, representing Spirent's flagship network performance test solution, equipped with the high density dX3 12-port 100 Gbit/s test modules designed to verify next-generation data centre architectures and routers.

For the testing, Spirent TestCenter generated 100 Gbit/s line-rate transaction traffic of various frame lengths and provided packet loss, latency, jitter, frame sequence, code errors and FCS error analytics to reflect the quality of transmission in real time.

The Spirent dX3 quint-speed test module can support twelve 100 or 40 Gbit/s ports per slot, 25 x 50 Gbit/s ports, or 48 x 25/10 Gbit/s ports per slot. It also supports key interface features such as FEC, auto-negotiation and Link Training. The module can be used to verify data plane QoS for hyper-dense network devices at line-rate, and for testing complex routing, data centre and access protocols on switches and routers.

Virtual core network testing

Separately Spirent announced a collaboration with the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to demonstrate automated testing of virtual core networks at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai. Spirent noted that the demonstration is part of a joint effort to develop a methodology for automated testing of the functionality and performance of the China Mobile TIC (Telecom Infrastructure Cloud).

The partners plans to incorporate the test methodology into an automated testing system developed by CMRI to speed testing of services in operational virtual core networks and to form part of the complete vEPC environment developed by CMRI.

At MWC, Spirent has provided the test engines for the demonstration, including the virtualised mobile core network emulation and performance testing tool, Landslide Virtual, and the automated testing platform, iTest. The solutions automate performance and functionality tests used to develop, spin-up and monitor the vEPC. In addition, devops models have been developed for the test methodologies, allowing tests to be automated and incorporated into the virtualised network.


          MotoGP Preview of the German GP   

From Assen to Sachsenring, 700 kilometers in 7 days. One of the shorter hauls between back-to-back races, but a tight schedule nonetheless. Sachsenring’s weird split paddock was full of tired looking faces on Thursday, as truck drivers and hospitality staff rushed to tear the entire paddock down in Drenthe, then […]

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          OL : Lyon avait une bonne raison de brader Gonalons   

OL : Lyon avait une bonne raison de brader Gonalons

Après les tensions apparues ces dernières semaines, l’Olympique Lyonnais ne s’est pas opposé au départ...


          AT&T and China Telecom sign partnership deal   
AT&T and China Telecom announced they have signed a framework agreement that strengthens their cooperation to support the development of advanced network services for multinational companies operating in China.

Through the agreement, the companies will help multinational customers leverage secure global communications to support business growth in China and worldwide. AT&T and China Telecom will also jointly work to create new services in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based big data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming, and software-defined networks (SDN).

The companies noted that the new agreement renews the 20-year authorisation under which Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications (SST), the joint venture formed bAT&T, China Telecom and Shanghai Information Investments, was established in 2000. As part of the new agreement, the parties intend to expand the scope of SST and the locations it serves to enable the delivery of new business services and technologies to customers.

Specifically, under the renewed agreement the companies plan to:

1.         Help establish industry standards for SDN and support their adoption.

2.         Launch bilateral roaming tests, as contemplated in a previously executed roaming agreement for business customers.

3.         Explore the potential of VoLTE roaming.



          Keeping an eye on Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun – Part 1   
Alibaba's Jack Ma made headlines across the world last week by laying out a plan for rapid global expansion of China's e-commerce behemoth. In an Investor Conference held at the company's Xixi headquarters in Hangzhou, China, Ma made the bold claim that Alibaba could reach $1 trillion in gross merchandise value by 2021 by becoming the primary online store for 2 billion people, as well as by expanding into new areas, one of which is the international public cloud services business. While Alibaba's investor event was overshadowed somewhat by the news that Amazon will spend $13.7 billion in cash to acquire Whole Foods, the premium U.S. grocery store chain, Jack Ma unveiled a strategy with clear potential to disrupt the cloud market.

Meanwhile, business at Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) is 'fantastic' and is only going to get better this year, according to the company CFO. For the most recent fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of RMB 38,579 million ($5,605 million), an increase of 60% year-over-year, including:

•   Revenue from core commerce of RMB31,570 million ($4,587 million), up 47% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from cloud computing of RMB 2,163 million ($314 million), up 103% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from digital media and entertainment of RMB 3,927 million ($571 million), up 234% year-over-year.

Growth at the parent company is primarily being driven by the steady increase in active buyers on its ecommerce platforms, both in numbers and in the value of goods and services being transacted. Annual active buyers reached 454 million, an increase of 31 million from the 12-month period ended on March 31, 2016. Mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces reached 507 million in March, up 97 million over March 2016. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) transacted on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2017 was RMB 3,767 billion ($547 billion), up 22% compared to RMB 3,092 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun as it is known in Chinese, is firmly established as the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in mainland China and is moving rapidly to become a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider and a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retailer. Some important Aliyun metrics emerged from the Investor presentation, including (with additional commentary):

·         Public cloud is growing: based on Gartner's figures from March 2017, Aliyun estimates the global public cloud market will amount to $245 billion in 2017, growing to $436 billion in 2021, a 15.9% CAGR.

·         China’s public cloud market is growing even faster, with Gartner figures showing China’s public cloud market, valued at $14 billion this year, growing to $25 billion in 2021, a 17.2% CAGR; by 2021, China’s share of the global public cloud market would still be under 6%, which seems odd given the country's share of global GDP is much higher and that ecommerce, social media and mobile technologies are booming in China - why so low versus the U.S. market?

·         Aliyun cited figures from IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market (IaaS), indicating it currently is the No.4 player in public cloud services worldwide, but with only a 3.2% share; No.1 was AWS, $8.4 billion, 46.1% share; No. 2 Microsoft, $1.4 billion, 7.6% share; No.3 IBM, $1.0 billion, 5.8% share; No.4 Alibaba, $0.57 billion, 3.2% share; No.5 Google, $0.519 billion, 2.9% share.

Clearly, AWS is dominating the public cloud market, especially in the U.S. The other U.S. public cloud players are investing aggressively to catch up and they too seem to have ambitions that reach to the sky. Alibaba's Jack Ma has previously been quoted in the press as saying that Alibaba would catch and surpass Amazon. When it comes to cloud services at least, this will be extremely difficult given its current 3.2% share versus AWS’ 46.1% share, and a capex budget that appears decisively smaller.

In its home market of China, Aliyun's IaaS revenue is equivalent to the next seven players combined. The numbers cited in IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market are as follows:

·         No.1 – Alibaba Group, $587 million, 40.7% market share

·         No.2 - China Telecom, $123 million, 8.5%

·         No.3 – Tencent, $106 million, 7.3%

·         No.4 – Kingsoft, $87 million, 6.0%

·         No.5 – Ucloud, $79 million, 5.5%

·         No.6 – Microsoft, $72 million, 5.0%

·         No.7 – China Unicom, $67 million, 4.6%

·         No.8 – AWS, $55 million, 3.8%

In addition, as of March 31, 2017 Aliyun had 874,000 paying customers, had 15 data centres worldwide and had 186 cloud service offers. It also claims a 96.7% retention rate amongst its top paying customers in Q1 2017 compared to a year earlier.

Over one-third of China’s Top 500 companies are on Alibaba Cloud, including China's Public Safety Bureau (PSB), CCTV, Sinopec, Sina Weibo, Xinhua News Agency,Toutiao, Geely, Mango TV, CEA, Quanmin Live, Panda TV and DJI, while two-thirds of Chinese Unicorn companies are on Alibaba Cloud. Global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) now available on Aliyun include Accenture, SAP, Docker, here, SUSE, Haivision, Wowza, AppScale, AppEX, Hillstone, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems and Red Hat.


Aliyun’s Computing Conference 2016 was attended by over 40,000 developers in person, with more than 7 million viewers online. At its investor conference, Aliyun also disclosed a number of major international brands that are now using its services, including Schneider Electric, Shisheido, Philips, Nestle and Vodafone, which is a good start. Nevertheless, attracting international companies will be harder, first, because Alibaba has only just recently begun building data centres outside of China, and two, they will be much less known and trusted than established brands such as IBM.


          IoT forecasts come into focus   
For years now there has been forecast after forecast predicting the size of the IoT market by the end of the decade or ten years hence. There is always a big number of connected things and impressive valuation for the sum of the whole market, and with the large mobile operators such as AT&T and Verizon now including connected things in their quarterly reports there is hard data to back up the rosy forecasts. At an editorial briefing in San Jose last month, Qualcomm executives said it is now shipping one million wireless connections per day - this certainly gives a perspective on how fast IoT can grow. The company has hundreds of OEM design wins for its MDM9206 LTE modem for IoT.

As of June 15th, the GSMA Intelligence services says there are 8,132,111,132 mobile connections, including M2M. The GSMA's online tracker further reports 5,016,263,289 unique mobile subscribers, which are assumed to mean people with at least one mobile phone and SIM card. By subtraction, this means 3.1 billion M2M connections tracked by the GSMA via their mobile operator members.

This piece collects newly published data from several sources. First, IDC recently reported that worldwide spending on the IoT will reach nearly $1.4 trillion in 2021. Second, the Cisco Visual Network Index (VNI) found that M2M connections globally will grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth. Third, the newly published Ericsson Mobility Study finds that 70% of wide-areas IoT devices will use cellular technology in 2022. While studies from different authors will never precisely line up, this collection of data agrees that real and significant revenue from IoT for carriers has started to materialize and will grow quickly in the near term.

Highlights from IDC’s Worldwide Semi-annual IoT spending guide

The first big finding to notice in IDC's report is that worldwide spending on IoT will reach $800 billion this year, up 16.7% year over year, which means that the market this month must be worth tens of millions of dollars. These numbers are spread out amongst the hardware, software, services and connectivity that enable the IoT. This means splitting the pot between vendors such as Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, Cisco Jasper, integration specialists, and of course carriers such as AT&T, Orange and Vodafone. There are many others that could be included on this list, especially when considering the global market.  In that sense, the $800 billion is just a starting point. IDC's forecast says that by 2021, global IoT spending will total nearly $1.4 trillion. In a press release announcing the study, IDC's Carrie MacGillivray, vice president, Internet of Things and Mobility, stated that the true value of IoT is realised when the software and services come together to enable the capture, interpretation, and action on data produced by IoT endpoints.

IDC breaks down 2017 investments in IoT as follows: manufacturing operations ($105 billion), freight monitoring ($50 billion), and production asset management ($45 billion), smart grid technologies for electricity, gas and water and smart building technologies ($56 billion and $40 billion, respectively). Looking to 2021, IDC expects these use cases will remain the largest areas of IoT spending. Smart home technologies are forecast to experience strong growth (19.8% CAGR) over the five-year forecast. The use cases that will see the fastest spending growth are airport facilities automation (33.4% CAGR), electric vehicle charging (21.1% CAGR), and in-store contextual marketing (20.2% CAGR).

IDC sees hardware as the largest IoT spending category to 2021, the last year of the forecast, when it is overtaken by the services category. This is to be expected as the various physical sensors and connectivity units must be deployed first before a service can be offered. IDC says hardware spending will be dominated by modules and sensors that connect end points to networks, while software spending will be similarly dominated by applications software. In addition, IDC says services spending will be about evenly split between ongoing and content services and IT and installation services. The fastest growing areas of technology spending are in the software category, where horizontal software and analytics software will have five-year CAGRs of 29.0% and 20.5%, respectively. Security hardware and software will also see increased investment, growing at 15.1% and 16.6% CAGRs, respectively.

Regional highlights:

•   Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, APeJ) will be the IoT investment leader throughout the forecast with spending expected to reach $455 billion in 2021.

•   The U.S. will be the second largest region with IoT spending reaching $421 billion in 2021.

•   Western Europe will reach $274 billion in 2021.

The IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide is quite comprehensive, covering IoT spending for 12 technologies and 54 use cases across 20 vertical industries in eight regions and 52 countries (for more details see here: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS42799917).

Cisco looks wide with its VNI forecast

Generally speaking, Cisco's forecasts have tended to be the most optimistic. This year’s Cisco VNI indicates that its IoT coverage includes both M2M and emerging category of wearable IoT devices. M2M connections, which Cisco defines as home and office security and automation, smart metering and utilities, maintenance, building automation, automotive, healthcare and consumer electronics, are predicted to grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth.

Wearable devices, which Cisco notes could connect and communicate to the network either directly through embedded cellular connectivity or through another device (primarily a smartphone) using WiFi, Bluetooth, or another technology, include such things as smart watches, smart glasses, heads-up displays (HUDs), health and fitness trackers, health monitors, wearable scanners and navigation devices and smart clothing. The Cisco VNI predicts that by 2021 there will be 929 million wearable devices globally, growing nearly threefold from 325 million in 2016 at a CAGR of 23%. By 2021, Cisco expects that 7% will have embedded cellular connectivity, up from 3% in 2016. As AR/VR headsets enter the market, they could start to have a tangible impact on mobile traffic.

Ericsson looks to short-range and wide-range IoT connectivity

The newly published Ericsson Mobility Report finds that at the end of 2016 there were around 0.4 billion IoT devices with cellular connections. Ericsson's study divides IoT into short-range and wide-area segments, and it provides some guidance as to how IoT is impacting the network. For instance, the report says use cases with VoLTE calls for IoT (Cat-M1) are starting to emerge. This could extend mobile voice service to IoT devices, an interesting possibility.

By 2021, Ericsson expects there will be 2.1 billion devices connected via LTE-M and NB-IoT networks, roughly a 30% CAGR from today. This trend has already started. This year, several prominent mobile operators have rolled out commercial LTE-M networks. For instance, in March, Verizon announced the commercial launch of its nationwide 4G LTE Category M1 (or Cat M1) network. The coverage spans 2.4 million square miles. Verizon will introduce low rate, multi-year plans to match the longer useful life of Cat M1 devices, including data plans that start at $2 per month per device, with customised options available for bulk activations and volume purchases. In May, AT&T followed suit by announcing the deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule.


          Nokia – IP networks re-imagined   
Recently we have seen Cisco predict that busy hour global IP traffic will grow 4.6-fold (35% CAGR) from 2016 to 2021, reaching 4.3 Pb/s by 2021, compared to average Internet traffic that will grow 3.2-fold (26% CAGR) over the same period to reach 717 Tb/s by 2021. The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released earlier this week, calculates that the total traffic in mobile networks increased by 70% between the end of Q1 2016 and the end of Q1 2017. And now, Nokia Bell Labs has just announced its own prediction: IP traffic will more than double in the next five years, reaching 330 exabytes per month by 2022 while growing at a 25% CAGR. The company anticipates that peak data rates will grow even faster at nearly 40% annually. Nokia Bell Labs also predicts that 3D/4K/UHD will experience a 4.79x growth from 2017 – 22, that wireless traffic will experience 7.5x growth from 2017 – 22, and that worldwide IoT devices to grow from 12bn in 2017 to 100bn in 2025.

Nokia unveils next gen networking processing engine

Nokia's processing engine sets the stage for perhaps the most significant announcement from the company since the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks in 2015. In a press event entitled 'IP networks reimagined', Nokia unveiled its FP4 silicon, featuring the 'first' 2.4 Tbit/s network processor, up to 6x more powerful than processors currently available. The proprietary chipset is designed for a new class of petabit-class routers.

Core routers traditionally have been the 'big iron' that powers the heart of the Internet. It is a product category dominated by Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and Nokia, including via its existing 7950 XRS routing platform. However, the market has been in flux. Earlier this month, Dell’Oro Group reported a significant break in Q1 17 with Huawei taking the top spot from Cisco in the core router market for the first time. The report also found Huawei taking over second spot from Nokia in the SP edge router and CES market. The primary reason cited for this shift is that the SP core routing business is only growing at a low single-digit rate, while China Mobile is defying the trend with significant investments in their IP core backbone, for which Huawei is the lead supplier. Nevertheless, the overall predictions for rapid growth in IP traffic over the coming five years makes it more likely that service providers will need a significant refresh of their core backbones to handle hundreds of 100 or 400 Gbit/s connections at major nodes.

Nokia's previous generation FP3 chipset, unveiled by Alcatel-Lucent in June 2011 and launched in 2012, packed 288 RISC cores operating at 1 GHz and leveraged 40 nm process technology; the FP2 chipset offered 112 cores at 840 MHz and was built in 90 nm. This network processor lineage can be traced back to TiMetra Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California that launched its first carrier-class routing platforms in 2003.

TiMetra, which was headed by Basil Alwan, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent later in 2003 for approximately $150 million in stock. The product line went on to become the highly successful 7450, 7750 and eventually 7950 carrier platforms - the basis for the IP division at Alcatel-Lucent. Not bad for an idea from a small start-up to grow into the star platform underpinning all of Alcatel-Lucent + Nokia Siemens Networks.

In a launch day webcast, Basil Alwan, now president of Nokia's IP/Optical Networks business group, said we are moving into a new phase of the Internet requiring 'cloud-scale routing'. First, he noted that there is market confusion between Internet-class routers and core data centre switches, which are being used to power the hyperscale infrastructure of the Internet content providers. High-end, data centre spine switches are capable of routing packets at high rates and can handle access control lists (ACLs). Likewise, conventional big iron core routers can switch data flows, and are sometimes deployed in data centres. However, there have been tradeoffs when this role reversal happens. Nokia's new FP4 chipset aims to fix that.

First multi-terabit NPU silicon

Six years have passed since the FP3, or roughly two cycles in the evolution of Moore's Law, so naturally one would expect the new silicon to be smaller, faster and more powerful and efficient. But Alwan said the company took its time to rethink how the packet processing works at the silicon level. To begin with, Nokia redesigned the onboard memory, employing 2.5D and 3D layouts on 16 nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. The single chip contains 22 dies, including memory stacks and control logic. It runs at 2.4 Tbit/s half-duplex, or 6x more capacity than the current generation 400 Gbit/s FP3 chipset. The FP4 will support full terabit IP flows. All conventional routing capabilities are included. Deep classification capabilities include enhanced packet intelligence and control, policy controls, telemetry and security.

The FP4 could be used to provide an in-service upgrade to Nokia's current line of core routers and carrier switches. It will also be used to power a new family of 7750 SR-s series routers designed for single-node, cloud scale density. In terms of specs, the SR-s boasts a 144 Tbit/s configuration supporting port densities of up to 144 future terabit links, 288 x 400 Gbit/s ports, or 1,440 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Absolute capacity could be doubled for a maximum of 288 Tbit/s configuration. It runs the same software as the company's widely-deployed systems. The first 7750 SR-s boxes are already running in Nokia labs and the first commercial shipments are expected in Q4.

Nokia is also introducing a chassis extension option to push its router into petabit territory. Without using the switching shelf concept employed in the multi-chassis designs of its competitors, Nokia is offering the means to integrate up to six of its 7750 SRS-s routers into a single system. This results in 576 Tbit/s of capacity, enough for densities of up to 2,880 x 100 GBE ports or 720 x 400 Gbit/s ports. Adding up the numbers, it is not truly petabit-class, but at 576 Tbit/s it is more than halfway there.

Network telemetry leads to security
Another interesting twist concerns security and petabit-class routing. In December 2016, Nokia agreed to acquire Deepfield, a start-up specialising in real-time analytics for IP network performance management and security. Deepfield, founded in 2011 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed an analytics platform that identifies over 30,000 popular cloud applications and services. Its Internet Genome tracks how traffic runs to and through networks to reach subscribers, in real time, and without the need for probes, taps and monitors in the network itself. At the time of the deal, Nokia said it would integrate Deepfield big data analytics with the dynamic control capabilities of open SDN platforms, such as the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) and Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).

Expanding on this idea, Alwan said Deepfield can really leverage the routers rather than probes to understand what is happening to the traffic. Fewer probes mean lower investment. More importantly, Deepfield could be used to track DDoS attacks passing through the core of the network rather than at the edge destination target. The new FP4 silicon is said to be a very good match for this application.


          AT&T Demos 650 Mbit/s using LTE + LAA   
AT&T and Ericsson announced that they have conducted a live LTE-LAA technology field trial, during which initial wireless data rates of more than 650 Mbit/s were achieved in downtown San Francisco.

AT&T noted that LTE-LAA technology is expected to play a key role in its push to achieve theoretical peak speeds of 1 Gbit/s at selected small cell sites by the end of this year. In addition, the technology also constitutes a key element as the operator works to upgrade the network and increase speeds in its 5G Evolution markets.

The operator stated that while 5G standards are yet to be finalised, it is seeking to lay the foundation for future wireless networks leveraging the 5G Evolution program and technologies including LTE-LAA as it aims to begin delivering 5G wireless data speeds as early as late 2018.

AT&T previously demonstrated the ultra-fast speeds enabled by LTE-LAA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it showed mobile user speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s utilising LTE-LAA combined with carrier aggregation, 4 x 4 MIMO and 256QAM.

LTE-LAA combines unlicensed spectrum with licensed spectrum through carrier aggregation to increase overall network capacity and enable faster, more reliable wireless speeds. The technology is designed to co-exist with other unlicensed spectrum technologies such as WiFi via a feature termed 'listen before talk', which allows fair coexistence between LTE-LAA and WiFi.



  • AT&T announced in April that as part of its 5G Evolution program it planned to begin offering higher speed, lower latency services for wireless customers with the latest devices in 20+ major metro areas by the end of the year. The new wireless capability was initially available in parts of Austin, where AT&T wireless customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ are able to access faster 5G Evolution Internet speeds.
  • AT&T stated at that time that the higher speed service would be expanded to Indianapolis in the summer, with plans to extend it to markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Francisco.

          PacketFabric partners with Internet exchanges   
PacketFabric, provider of a scalable network-as-a-service platform and a NantWorks group company, announced it has partnered with multiple Internet exchanges (IXs) to extend Internet exchange services to users across the PacketFabric network.

Under the agreements, PacketFabric is initially partnering with multi-metro IXs including AMS-IX and DE-CIX, as well as regional organisations IX-Denver and United IX's Chicago Internet Exchange (ChIX) to launch its IX extension service.