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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.

Thos. Agnew & Sons was established in 1817 and has since held a preeminent position in the world of Old Master paintings. One of London's leading art dealerships, the new Agnews, celebrating its 200th year under a new and dynamic ownership, are active participants in all areas of the market, from the 15th to the 20th century. Our selection appeals to a cross-section of buyers, with a broad range of genres, subjects, price ranges, and periods. We work with established collectors and curators to refine existing collections, while simultaneously introducing a new audience to the pleasures and satisfaction of collecting.

Contact information: Anthony Crichton-Stuart and Anna Cunningham, anna.cunningham@agnewsgallery.com - +44 (0)207 491 9219 - www.agnewsgallery.com

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

London Art Week, 30 June – 7 July 2017


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          Upward view of Toyama City Library (富山市立図書館)   

christinayan01 posted a photo:

Upward view of Toyama City Library (富山市立図書館)

Nobody in space at the moment, I got a chance to shoot.
人がいないと落ち着きがあっていいです。
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TOYAMA Kirari (TOYAMAキラリ).
Architect : Kengo Kuma & Associates (設計:RIA、隈研吾、三四五JV).
Contractor : Shimizu Corporation (施工:清水建設、佐藤工業JV).
Completed : May 2013 (竣工:2013年5月).
Structured : Steel frames (構造:鉄骨造).
Costs : $ million (総工費:約億円).
Use : Library, Art museum (用途:美術館、図書館).
Height : 187 ft (高さ:57m).
Floor : 10 (階数:地上10階、地下1階).
Floor area : 288,386 sq.ft. (延床面積:26,792.82㎡).
Building area : 36,834 sq.ft. (建築面積:3,422.97㎡).
Site area : 44,605 sq.ft. (敷地面積:4,144.67㎡).
Location : 5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama, Japan (所在地:日本国富山県富山市西町5-1).
Referenced :
toyama-glass-art-museum.jp/about/architecture/
www.shimz.co.jp/tw/works/03aca/jp_cul_201504_toyama.html
www.japan-architect.co.jp/jp/works/index.php?book_cd=1016...


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

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


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


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

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Técnico: Gilson Kleina

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

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

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

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A propósito do almoço Presidente/1º Ministro saiu-me esta reflexão: Que durante o repasto estes dois comparsas tenham um momento de lucidez. Acertem da melhor maneira que entenderem acabar com o martírio a que a Senhora MAI está a ser sujeita que até dá pena. Acaba a inocente ministra por ser grande vitima quando é posta a funcionar como escudo humana na trágica comédia de salvação de um cadáver politico. Se Costa não se disponibilizar a sair pelo próprio pé, o Senhor Presidente tem que assumir com coragem a decisão de o mandar embora. Se não conseguem calibrar a coluna ao menos tenham dó em primeiro lugar de vocês próprios.
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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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          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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          Experts Say Future Hanford Accidents INEVITABLE   
Hanford officials say cleaning up the rest of the contaminated areas and waste storage will cost $100 billion and take 50 years at the current pace. The experts want larger portions of the money spent sooner to speed up the cleanup or else leaks of radiation will be inevitable... Continue reading…
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sarcostemma sonocotra. (floraison de ce jour)
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Si quelqu'un connait son nom officiel, (j'ai cherché en vain) cela serait très gentil de me le communiquer.
Bonne journée et Merci par avance.
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          Dos hombres se declaran amor en público en San Pedro Sula   

La Prensa

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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

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

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

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

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

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


          Decomisan buses y taxis de la capital durante operativo   

Predios. Las unidades decomisadas ayer.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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

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

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

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

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

12 lempiras.

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

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

Seguimiento.

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

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

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


          JOH invita a demás países a una unión aduanera   

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

San José, Costa Rica.

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

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

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

Invitación.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nueva etapa.

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

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


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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
·                                 Respiración
·                                 Ciclos de Sueño
·                                 Movimiento
·                                 Luz solar
Bajar de peso es posible. Sin dietas estríctas ni dejar de comer
ReduceNat es Líder en pérdida de peso en América Latina.

ReduceNat es el plan natural elaborado por especialistas para eliminar los kilos de más, sin poner en riesgo tu salud. Al contrario, con menos kilos y evitando el sobrepeso podrás tener una mejor calidad de vida. Por dos motivos, el primero es que tu salud no estará en riesgo ya que tu cuerpo no tendrá excesos de grasas ni calorías de más. El segundo es que te sentirás mucho mejor teniendo una figura más estilizada y atractiva.

PERDER LOS KILOS EN FORMA SEGURA
A veces, más riesgoso que tener exceso de peso, es intentar perder esos kilos de más con procedimientos quirúrgicos peligrosos, con costosas pastillas o remedios riesgosos. Es por eso que en ReduceNat nuestros especialistas están para responder tus consultas. Un grupo de analistas y orientadores tomarán tu consulta y harán una evaluación para ofrecerte un plan a tu medida. En ReduceNat nos importa la calidad y nos aseguramos de que todo el proceso se conduzca bajo estrictas normas de calidad. Éstas, están aprobadas y auditadas por las autoridades sanitarias.

"La metodologia de estudio es sencilla para el alumno ya que uno puede manejarla a su propio tiempo... 

"La metodologia de estudio es sencilla para el alumno ya que uno puede manejarla a su propio tiempo... 

Articulos Deportivos

·                               Bolsos Deportivos
·                               Tableros Electronicos
·                               Bolsas de Tackle
·                               Arcos Deportivos

Pelotas Deportivas

·                               Pelotas de Rugby - Basquet
·                               Pelotas de Futbol - Voley
·                               Pelotas de Handball
·                               Pelotas Papi y Baby futbol

Deportes

·                               Atletismo - Boxeo - Fitness
·                               Esferodinamia - Hockey
·                               Paddle - Tenis - Ping Pong
·                               Cestoball - Rugby - Sofball

Articulos Varios

·                               Silbatos - Pizarras magneticas
·                               Flota flota - Reglamentos
·                               Infladores - Pecheras - Juegos
·                               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.

          Ticket exchange, London to Lille From London To Lille on Tue. 04 Jul. 2017 - 10h58   
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          Ticket exchange, London to Lille From London To Lille on Tue. 04 Jul. 2017 - 10h58   
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          vakantiehuisje in São martinho do porto, Portugal : Casa Sans Soucis voor 8 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Casa Sans SoucisModern, vrijstaand vakantiehuis op slechts ca. 800 m van zee, dat is lekker dichtbij! Dit vakantiehuis aan de Costa de Prata is van alle gemakken voorzien en natuurlijk ontbreekt het privé-zwembad niet. Ligbedden staan voor u klaar zodat u van de heerlijke zon kunt genieten. Het terras met bbq is ideaal om te genieten van lange zomeravonden. Met de Atlantische Oceaan en een heerlijk lang zandstrand op slechts 800 meter kunt u hier volop genieten van zon en strand. Dit dichtstbijzijnde strand ligt ten noorden van São Martinho do Porto maar u kunt uiteraard ook naar São Martinho zelf, dan heeft u er gelijk wat restaurantjes bij. Het centrum ligt op 3 km. Uw vakantiehuis is zeer centraal gelegen en een goed uitgangspunt voor vele excursies. Het vissersdorp Nazaré ligt op ca. 8 km en staat bekend als perfecte surfspot. Het vestingstadje Òbidos ligt op ca. 20 km en is een absolute aanrader, maak dan gelijk een wandeling over de stadsmuren. De middeleeuwse basilieken en kloosters zoals die in Alcobaca en Batalha zijn ook goed bereikbaar. De wandelaar kan thuis al uit de voeten, in de omgeving van uw vakantiehuis zijn vele wandelroutes.
          RE: Monitor Help/Suggestions   
I was initially looking into those, but some of them ran almost as high as a monitor would cost. If my memory serves me correctly as well the Tandy EX does have an ISA expansion slot(s.)  I know part of the case slides off to reveal expansion ports for memory and expansion cards.  Just looked into them again and found one for a reasonable price, it's says it's a 16-bit card which I assume can handle the 8-bit video produced by the computer. I've put something out on Craig's List that I'm ISO of a monitor contemporary to the machine. 
          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.”


          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.  
          Comment on Ask Abel by Brian Hint   
Hi Abel, I’ve listened to many of your podcasts, read your book, subscribed to Fatburningman.com, and been following your diet (which I love) for nearly 4 months now. I’ve never been overweight, but I’ve always had a few extra pounds on my waist that’s never come off, that is, until now. I generally have more energy throughout the day and I feel great about the foods I’m putting in my body and my family’s bodies as well. It costs a little more to get the organic grass fed food, but I figure better to pay now than later. So thank you. You’ve made a small investment on your website turn into a huge investment in myself and my family. Now, we all know you and your guests discuss how saturated fat can be your friend, and there are those in the media who’ve tried to push other un-healthy options upon us for profit, but my wife and I recently came across an article about the dangers of coconut oil. Since I follow your recipes, and they include coconut oil, I’d be curious to find our your take on this study. Is this propaganda for big food companies, or should I be concerned for my health? Look forward to your opinion.
          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.»
          Wizard Of Oz Yellow Brick Road Adult Tshirt -- other tshirt color and personalization available - adult sizes S-3X by lesleyhornbeck   

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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS THIS WEEK: Brexit fallout could cost tourism €100m   

Hospitality businesses face the loss of about €100 million this year as the fallout from Brexit hits British holidaymakers’ spending power, tourism chiefs warned on Thursday. Official figures show that the number of British visitors coming to the...
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: DAA jobs warning over runway curbs   
Planning restrictions on Dublin Airport’s proposed new €320 million runway could cost more than 17,000 jobs, according to its head of communications. The airport’s operator, State company the DAA, is building a second runway to the north of the...
          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)


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

By Euan Rocha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRICE-SENSITIVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

($1 = 64.5175 Indian rupees)

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


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

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: €320m   
Estimated cost of new runway planned for Dublin Airport
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: Ex-CHC directors liable for €214,457   
Three former directors of the collapsed Custom House Capital (CHC) are jointly and severally liable to pay €214,457 to the firm’s liquidator, the High Court has ruled. The funds are for the cost of his investigation into the collapsed investment firm...
          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?)

          6/30/2017: MARKETS: H&M trying to contain expenses as sales slow   
Cost-control is the new watchword at Hennes and Mauritz as the European fashion giant seeks to compensate for slowing sales growth, rising inventories and dwindling profitability. The Swedish retailer yesterday posted second-quarter earnings that...
          Emotional debt   
(Cross posted on Medium) Technical debt is a term used by programmers. Referring to the ever rising cost to projects when short term fixes get applied over time to writing code. Over time, these quick fixes make the overall design inefficient. We can all see how this applies to many projects outside programming. It’s like […]
          RE: Is it just me...   
No, it's not just you, there's very little in the article that seems to relate to its title. Shared source for RISC OS seems to me to be too little, too late. It's also currently fiction, since there's no source published. I'm not really convinced that anything can be done for RISC OS to bring back users. There's several reasons for this... 1) RISC OS is closely tied to a single processor ARM architecture, which inherently restricts its speed, since there are no 3GHz ARM chips. Performance will therefore never be competitive without major re-writes of most of the OS. 2) The hardware cost, as a minority platform, also makes things prohibitive. Hardware price will therefore never be even remotely competitive. 3) Porting to a different platform is impractical (at best) owing to a reliance on ARM code. You'd either need ARM emulation integrated into the kernel, or you'd loose compatibility. 4) Running under emulation also isn't practical as a means of survival - you'll inevitably gradually lose users to the host OS.
          Re: Cleveland vs. Chicago, a Scientific Breakdown   
As a recent Chicago to Cleveland transplant who is missing home terribly, in more ways than I even thought possible, I have to disagree with a lot of the methods used to reach your scientific conclusions.

The lower cost of living is great, but it can be a bit deceptive.
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          RE: What RISCOS needs...   
Surely developing a 3Gig ARM chip would cost more than 200mil? Obviously, the 3d chip is on the card. What do you need the hardware FPU for? Modern graphics chipset can do a lot of the transformation mathematics themselves now. In fact, I have even heard of some work being done to use the GPU for general multimedia work. Googling throws up a few links such as this one. Mike
          Vandal TV: Gameplay comentado de Super Mario Odyssey   
Probamos el esperado plataformas de Nintendo.

No hay demasiadas dudas al respecto. Super Mario Odyssey ha sido uno de los grandes juegos de la feria E3, celebrada hace escasos días en la ciudad de Los Angeles. En Vandal os ofrecimos unas completas impresiones sobre la aventura del fontanero para Nintendo Switch, que ha conquistado a la crítica especializada, alzándose como el mejor juego del citado E3. Ahora, en Vandal TV, os traemos un gameplay comentado.

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"Casi nos han tenido que arrebatar el mando de las manos, es imposible dejar de jugar a Super Mario Odyssey, pierdes la noción del tiempo en su divertidísima propuesta, y es un juego que derrocha encanto por los cuatro costados, al que no vas a poder resistirse si eres fan del personaje, sobre todo de su vertiente más aventurera. "

"El juego que te hará comprar una Switch, con la gorra"

"Para poder disfrutarlo ya solo hay que esperar al 27 de octubre, y no se nos ocurre un juego mejor para justificar la adquisición de la nueva consola de Nintendo, que está vez sí, parece que ha empezado con el pie derecho."

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          SHIELDS, Maywell d/ Feb 1839   
Frederick County, Maryland - Equity Court Records - BGF-1

650-666 - SHIELDS, PATTERSON, GRAYSON, HUNTER, MAGU, MOTTER, MARSHALL -
Apr 1859

Samuel MOTTER vs Mary S. SHIELDS & Others
(faded in spots and difficult to read)

Maywell SHIELDS of Adams Co, PA d/ Feb 1839 intestate
widow - Mary S.

s/ Patterson McL. SHIELDS - Adams Co, PA
d/ Anna Mary SHIELDS - Adams Co, PA
d/ Jane SHIELDS - Adams Co, PA
d/ Rachel SHIELDS, a minor - Adams Co, PA
d/ Sarah SHIELDS, a minor - Adams Co, PA
s/ William SHIELDS, a minor - Adams Co, PA
s/ Maywell Bauner/Banner SHIELDS, a minor - Adams Co, PA
s/ Samuel SHIELDS, a minor - Adams Co, PA

Land - Plantation, 103 acres, inherited from Will of

Hugh PATTERSON, dec'd, Adams Co, PA (Will written 25 Apr 1831)

Plantation had previously been devised to Hugh and his
brother John PATTERSON by the Will of their father
_______(not readable) PATTERSON. Mentions
- grandson, Pertry(?) SHIELDS, for 180 acres of land in
Adams Co, PA from Henry COOK.
- Thomas(?) SHIELDS, smaller tract in Adams Co, PA
- Jefferson SHIELDS, $400
- Betsy GRAYSON(?), alias Betsy SHEILDS
- Sarah(?) HUNTER, alias Sarah(?) SHEILDS
- Eliza Ann MAGU(?)

Exec/ Maywell SHEILDS
Witnesses: Philip ______, Peter Hook(?)
===

Guardian was Gr___ N. GRAYSON; testimony was heard from
James(?) H. MARSHALL. (Most of the next pages were not
legible due to fading or pencil or bad ink.)

Distribution of $982.60; court costs, $175.80
- Mary S. SHIELDS, widow's dower, 1/8 or $100.85
- creditors, $663.04
- each child's 1/8 share, $5.36
Closed Jan 1860.
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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

          Vino, ¿bebida nacional?: las importaciones desde Chile son récord y ya explican el 15% del consumo interno (iProfesional)   


El país vecino se convirtió en el principal proveedor externo. La causa es que los stocks están al límite y que las últimas dos cosechas figuran entre las peores desde los años `60. Sin embargo, alertan que los precios más bajos y las facilidades aduaneras también alientan el negocio


Por estos días, nadie debe verse sorprendido si, recorriendo las góndolas de supermercados, en botellas y envases tetrabrik de vino aparece una leyenda que informe "origen: Chile".

Los principales jugadores de la industria hoy están motorizando un nivel de importaciones desde el país vecino que está marcando un récord histórico.

Los productores vitícolas, que hacía tiempo venían reclamando una recomposición de los precios del kilo de uva –que durante años estuvo amesetado-, ven una amenaza concreta en el continuo ingreso de cientos de camiones con tanques cargados con vino, a través de la cordillera.

El flujo alcanza tal nivel que organizaciones como la Asociación de Viñateros Independientes de San Juan hasta evaluaron realizar piquetes en las rutas para evitar el avance de la competencia chilena.


La tensión en su momento alcanzó tal nivel que, en el marco de un encuentro con productores, el secretario de Agregado de Valor de la Nación, Néstor Roulet, afirmó que el Gobierno estaba monitoreando este flujo de importaciones ante la posibilidad de que se trate de una competencia desleal.

“Estamos viendo si se trata de un caso de dumping y si es así, el Gobierno Nacional se va a involucrar”, disparó el funcionario.


El gobernador de San Juan, Sergio Uñac, es uno de los que más viene protestando por el ingreso de camiones cargados con producto chileno.

"Importar vino sólo para bajar el precio no nos parece una medida acertada”, afirmó recientemente el mandatario provincial.

En este contexto, Mendoza viene de tomar medidas: a comienzos de año, la administración de Alfredo Cornejo aplicó un aumento de la alícuota de Ingresos Brutos al vino importado que ingrese a ese territorio, elevándola del 4% al 6%.

Con esta medida, buscó darle más protección a los productores cuyanos, en medio de las crecientes quejas por estas operaciones.

Para ponerlo en perspectiva, los últimos datos del Instituto Nacional de Vitivinicultura son reveladores: entre enero y mayo se importó vino a granel por 52,6 millones de litros.

El último récord desde que hay registros correspondía a 2010, cuando a lo largo de 12 meses se realizaron compras al exterior por 28,7 millones de litros.

Esto significa que, en apenas cinco meses, ya casi se duplicó ese volumen anual.


Hay otro dato revelador: según el INV, las bodegas despacharon al mercado interno 334,8 millone de litros fraccionados, en parte complementados con la ofertaimportada, dado que los grandes establecimientos envasan el granel que llega del país vecino y lo introducen en el circuito comercial.

Así las cosas, los 52,6 millones de litros que llegaron desde Chile hoy representan el 15% del volumen comercializado en el mercado interno.

O, dicho en otras palabras, por cada 10 litros que hasta mayo se comercializaron en la Argentina, más de 1,5 litros fueron en realidad producidos en el país vecino.

¿Oportunidad o falta de stock?
A medida que se potenció la importación, las críticas de los viñateros se hicieron más fuertes, dado que consideran este flujo como una forma directa de ponerle un tope a los precios de la materia prima en el mercado interno.

Fuentes del sector detallaron a iProfesional que el valor del vino a granel chileno, puesto en la puerta de una bodega en Mendoza, puede ser entre 15% y 25% más económico que el nacional, dado que la escasez generada por la caída de la producción durante las últimas dos cosechas disparó los valores de la materia primera.

Sin embargo, para el consultor Javier Merino, director de Área del Vino, no se trata de maniobras especulativassino de una necesidad real y concreta de abastecer la demanda.

"Las dos últimas cosechas, 2016 y 2017, fueron las peores de los últimos cincuenta años. Por eso, no debe extrañarnos que las importaciones también sean récord", acota.

Granizo, lluvias en los momentos menos propicios y hasta heladas, configuraron un cuadro difícil para varias zonas productivas de Mendoza y San Juan.

El experto agrega que "el año pasado, por la pérdida de parte de la producción, se limpiaron los stocks. Y una segunda vendimia también floja generó que no hoy no haya suficiente vino como para abastecer la demanda".

Según datos del INV, durante esta campaña se recolectaron 19,5 millones de quintales de uva. Si bien esta cifra fue superior a los 17,3 millones del año previo, se trató de un nivel que igualmente estuvo lejos delregistro histórico.


"En los últimos 20 años, el promedio de la cosecha es de cerca de 25 millones de quintales. Es decir que venimos de dos vendimias que se ubicaron muy por debajo y esto afectó los niveles de stock", afirma Carlos Fiochetta, gerente de la Corporación Vitivinícola Argentina (COVIAR).

El directivo señala que "hubo zonas de Mendoza que tradicionalmente tenían rendimientos de unos 10.000 kilos por hectárea pero que, por cuestiones climáticas, los dos últimos años mostraron caídas de hasta el 50%".

Más allá de esto, el directivo confía en que los flujos de importación deberían ir bajando, dado que en estos días están comenzando a liberarse al mercado parte de la cosecha 2017.

"Esto va a ayudar a recomponer los inventarios, por eso la proyección es que las compras a Chile no sigan creciendo e, incluso, bajen con fuerza", apunta Fiochetta.

Cerveza versus vino
Cabe destacar que, según Fiochetta, casi la totalidad de la producción que se importa desde Chile se destina a vinos sin denominación de variedad, que representan cerca del 80% de la oferta. La gran mayoría se comercializa en envases tetrabrik.

Este segmento conforma la base de la pirámide del consumo y es responsables de movilizar el amperímetro de ventas.

En este contexto, Merino advierte que esta bebida es uno de los productos más castigados por el bajón de la demanda.

Cabe destacar que en la Argentina el consumo percápita está estancado en torno a los 25 litros per cápita.

En la década del 70, cuando era común almorzar con vino y la cerveza no arrasaba en el market share, se superaban los 80 litros.

"Hemos llegado a un piso mínimo histórico. Pero así y todo, como las últimas cosechas fueron malas y no hay stock, no hay suficiente volumen. Y esto provocó que se disparara el precio, lo cual es preocupante, porque porcada peso que sube el litro, hay miles de consumidoresque dejan de comprar o buscan alternativas, como la cerveza", apunta Merino.

Si bien el consumo de esta última bebida también se vio afectado por la crisis, lo cierto es que supera holgadamente al vino, con más de 41 litros anuales per cápita.

Por eso, el consultor considera que "estas importaciones no sólo defienden a los consumidores, sino que también a la industria, porque cada litro que se pierde en manos de la cerveza, luego es muy difícilde recuperar".

Sufren las exportaciones


Como consecuencia de los menores stocks, además de tener que importar más, el complejo vitivinícola argentino padeció un desplome de las ventas al exterior.

Según datos del INV, entre enero y mayo se exportaron 127 millones de litros de vino a granel, lo que implicó un derrumbe del 48%.

En tanto que los envíos de mosto concentrado –utilizado por la industria alimenticia como endulzante- totalizaron apenas 21.700 hectolitros, una fuerte baja de casi 53%.

Frente a estos números, Fiochetta afirma que hay dos cuestiones que se potenciaron y que forzaron este escenario: la fuerte suba de precios y los problemas de competitividad cambiaria.

"El vino a granel y el mosto depende mucho del factorprecio. Con las bajas cosechas de los últimos años el producto se volvió muy caro para los exportadores y los dejó fuera de competencia, a lo que se suma el contexto macroeconómico del país", apunta.

Cabe destacar que los despachos al exterior de vino embotellado también se están viendo castigados: hasta mayo se exportaron 744.200 hectolitros, casi 10% menos que en el mismo período del año pasado.

Merino es contundente al afirmar que "en las gamas más bajas de precios, los costos no cierran".

A esto, el experto suma un cambio en las tendencias a nivel mundial: "El mercado internacional se ha puesto muy pesado. Ya no se puede aspirar a crecer a tasas chinas, porque los países productores europeos se pusieron muy competitivos y agresivos en los mercados importadores más dinámicos".

Por eso Merino afirma que "hoy no tenemos ninguna ventaja competitiva diferencial. A lo máximo que podemos aspirar hoy es a crecer en sintonía con la expansión del PBI mundial, es decir, a un promedio del 2% a 3% anual".

Para hacer frente a la situación, desde la Coviar vienen pidiendo una serie de beneficios fundamentales para apuntalar a esta economía regional estratégica.

Entre las medidas, Fiochetta menciona un aumento de los reintegros a las exportaciones o compensacionespara fletes, dados los elevados costos logísticos que enfrentan las bodegas.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/252022-malbec-vino-competitividad-cambiaria-Vino-bebida-nacional-las-importaciones-desde-Chile-son-record-y-ya-explican-el-15-del-consumo-interno-

          Harry Potter Women's Racerback Tank by So Effing Cute - Made in USA by SoEffingCute   

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          Mermaid Tail Maxi Skirt, Caribbean Turquoise by AliciaZenobia   

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          Oficializaron la entrega de rutas aéreas a Fly bondi (Página 12)   


Un negocio que ya empieza a carretear

El Gobierno le dio autorización para volar a 85 destinos nacionales e internacionales. La concesión de las rutas está bajo la lupa de la Justicia por los vínculos de la empresa con el vicejefe de Gabinete Mario Quintana.


El Gobierno nacional oficializó hoy la autorización "low cost" Fly Bondi, a explotar 85 rutas aéreas, nacionales e internacionales, por los próximos 15 años. Lo hizo a pesar de que la Justicia investigada posibles irregularidades en la concesión de esas rutas dados los vínculos de esa empresa con el vicejefe de Gabinete Mario Quintana.


La decisión de darle pista al negocio de Fly Bondi quedó plasmada en una resolución publicada esta mañana en el Boletín Oficial. Se trata de la  408-E/2017 del Ministerio de Transporte, que lleva la firma del titular de esa cartera, Guillermo Dietrich.


El otorgamiento de rutas aéreas a las low cost está en la mira de la Justicia. Bajo la lupa están las concesiones hechas a Fly Bondi y también a Avian, que antes no era otra que MacAir, la empresa aérea de los Macri.

Fly Bondi es la quinta empresa "low cost" que habilita el gobierno para operar en el transporte aéreo de carga y de pasajeros, luego de American Jet, Andes, Alas del Sur y Avian. El juez federal Sergio Torres investiga si no fue beneficiada con la entrega de las rutas en forma irregular a partir de sus vínculos con Quintana.

Richard Guy Gluzman, uno de los dueños y fundador de Fly Bondi aparece cruzado en varias sociedades con Quintana, incluso como vicepresidente de Pegasus, la empresa principal del funcionario. Ambos, además, figuran como fundadores de la firma Gustos y Aromas SA en el año 2004. Guy Gluzman, un empresario francés de 63 años, también fue incorporado en la función pública como empleado de Acumar (Autoridad de la Cuenca Matanza Riachuelo), dependiente del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, con el ambicioso cargo de “Coordinador de Mejoras Continuas”.

 La autorización que se le concedió a Fly Bondi es "para explotar servicios regulares internos e internacionales de transporte aéreo de pasajeros, carga y correo con aeronaves de gran porte". Entre las rutas que se le otorgaron se incluyen destinos como Brasil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Perú, Chile y Uruguay, además de las principales ciudades argentinas.

Según se indica entre los considerandos de la resolución, "se considera conveniente que otro operador con bandera argentina ingrese en los referidos mercados teniendo en cuenta que la ampliación de la oferta y el aumento de la competencia conducen al perfeccionamiento de la actividad del transporte aéreo".

Además, con respecto a las rutas internacionales otorgadas, "el ingreso de un nuevo operador argentino contribuirá a proyectar la presencia de nuestro país en rutas prioritariamente explotadas por transportadores extranjeros o en las que un nuevo explotador permitirá diversificar la oferta y con ello captar una mayor proporción del mercado".

La empresa tendrá su base de operaciones en el aeropuerto de El Palomar, aunque esa situación "queda sujeta a las habilitaciones y limitaciones" de ese aeródromo.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/47061-un-negocio-que-ya-empieza-a-carretear

          ¿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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          These 8 Cost-Effective Home Improvements Will Make You Happy To Come Home   

Whether you’ve lived in your home for three weeks or three decades, there’s never a bad time to invest in an upgrade or new look.…

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          More can be done in affordable housing, says Volmar, candidate for unrepresented   
Like many candidates for City Council, Gwen Volmar has affordable housing at the top of her platform. She learned firsthand how difficult it can be to live in Cambridge when moving here 10 years ago, and now helps others struggling with the cost and paperwork.
          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...

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          Re: City cuts a check, takes ownership of Missoula's water system   
I would title the story, "At What Price?". The Mayor was either an idiot or pretended to be an idiot (when it comes to his cost prediction).
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          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.
          Council to replace all parking machines for £340k to accept new £1 coin   
All 120 on-street parking machines in Oxfordshire will be replaced at a cost of £340,000 to accept the new £1 coin.
          If Your Credit Is In Need Of Repair Then Follow These Tips!   
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          Pet Bed Cover-Tribal Bricks--Black is Water Proof-Synthetic Leather Backing-Upholstery Grade. by BonJoJoCrafts   

45.00 USD

Tribal Bricks
This pet bed cover is made from upholstery grade fabrics . The fabric and stitching is sturdy and machine washable. You won't find anything as beautiful as our pet bed covers.
Each cover is handmade in Amman-Jordan.
The black fabric is water proof and the backing is synthetic leather.
The Bedouin print fabric is made of wool & cotton.

About the Tribal Print Fabric:
Know as Turath, the tribal print fabric has the same designs of what the Bedouins in Jordan used in making their tents. Now a days, the fabric is lighter and softer. Turath is still used in Arabic majles (Sitting rooms, tent furniture).

Inserts Not Included:
Inserts are NOT INCLUDED, you can stuff the covers with memory foams, sponge or polyester sheets. Those covers have square corners and height starting from 4 to 5 inches, depending on the size.

Processing Time:
Each cover is made to order, it will take around 4-7 working days for the cover to be ready for shipment.

Shipping:
I ship to ANYWHERE in the world. All shipments have tracking numbers and will take around 3-4 weeks to get to you.
Express shipping available.

Return Policy:
I don't accept returns, but I would be more than happy to exchange provided the item purchase is in a brand new condition.
Cancellation:
Request a cancellation within: 24 Hours of Purchase.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Fabric:
Tribal Print Fabric: Wool & Cotton
Upholstery Fabric: Water repellent. Water proof (the other side is synthetic leather)

Washing Instruction:
Machine washable on gentle cycle and cold. Air dry.

Customized Sizes
I will be more than happy to custom size a bed cover of your choice or according to the size of your dog or cat's the current bed .


          Custom Dog Pet Portrait, custom portrait, dog portrait, pet portrait, dog lover, dog art, gift, wall art, dog, artwork, pet memorial, pet by LITDigitalPaintings   

50.00 USD

Custom dog portrait - The perfect one of a kind art gift for any pet lover!

Custom digital painting or memorial art request process:

Send a photo to my email address. I'll do my best to sketch the subject. I will send back to you your personalized portrait!

A jpeg file image will be sent to your email address - no shipping costs. It can be printed in any standard size up to ~ 18x24.

Customers have printed, matted, framed, or downloaded the file to their digital devices. Some even put the image on a coffee mug! The options are unlimited and the image can be used over and over.

Here's one of my favorite feedbacks from JD:

"I ordered a custom picture of my GSD from Lois as a surprise gift for my husband and son. This was my first experience using Etsy as well as doing business with Lois. Lois patiently walked me through the entire process. I sent her several pictures of my dog and she recommended the best one based on her expertise. She kept me in the loop throughout the entire process, often sending me pictures of the progress of her sketch. Her turnaround time was incredibly fast and the finished product was better than I could have ever hoped for. My husband and son were speechless and the picture is now proudly displayed in our den. Lois has such a gift and I am so grateful I stumbled across her site. We now have a picture we will treasure forever. Thank you Lois!!!"

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          Fooriza adware. How to delete Fooriza virus?   

Fooriza – What is it? Fooriza is a new adware program. You may install it accidentally if you aren’t careful online. This may take place as a result of you installing some other programs (mainly those which are free). The problem with all these cost-free programs is that they are … Continue reading

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          Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour   
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Cost 
Free
point bonita lighthouse hi marin headlands hostel

The Point Bonita Lighthouse is one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets sitting pretty on a scenic overlook near Battery Wallace in the Marin Headlands. Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, visitors can meet docents along the lighthouse trail for a guided tour of the beautiful and historic setting, used as a point to guide ships into the Golden Gate through the perilous waters of the Pacific. The half-mile trail goes through a tunnel and over a bridge to get to the lighthouse, and along the way, docents will share stories of what life was like manning this important station. 

If You Go 

Stay at HI Marin Headlands hostel! Be sure to book your stay directly on hiusa.org to support HI USA's mission to build a more tolerant world. 

Please Note 

The trail to Point Bonita Lighthouse is half a mile long, and the trail is steep in places.  


          Off the Grid Food Trucks at Marin Country Mart   
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Where 

Marin Country Mart 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle 

Cost 
Free!
off the grid food truck marin country

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. 

 

 

If You Go 

HI Marin Headlands hostel. Be sure to book your stay directly at hiusa.org to get the best rates while also supporting HI USA's mission to help build a more tolerant world. 


          HI Sacramento Sunday Fun Day   
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Where 

HI Sacramento hostel backyard patio. 

Cost 
Free
hi sacramento sunday fun day

Sunday is Fun Day at HI Sacramento! Come kick it in the courtyard on Sunday evenings with a good old fashioned barbecue, some backyard games, and of course, the chance to meet and mingle with fellow travelers from all corners of the globe.

We have giant Jenga, giant chess and giant Connect Four to help you work up your appetite for the yummy grilled burgers and sides. And once you’re nice and satisfied, soak in the perpetual Sacramento sunshine from our pretty sweet and spacious patio while making plans with your new hostel friends. 

 


          Solar Trade Case, With Trump as Arbiter, Could Upend Market   
American panel makers say below-cost sales by Chinese companies are ruining business. If tariffs result, installers and homeowners may suffer instead.
          BoE's Haldane says need to look seriously at rate hike - BBC   

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said on Thursday that the central bank needed to "look seriously" at raising interest rates to keep a lid on inflation which has pushed past the BoE's target and is set to rise further. Last week, Haldane surprised financial markets by saying he was likely to vote for higher borrowing costs this year, adding to speculation about the first BoE rate hike in a decade. "We need to look seriously at the possibility of raising interest rates to keep the lid on those cost of living increases," Haldane told the BBC during a visit to Wales. "For now we are happy with where the rates are, we need to be vigilant for what happens next." British inflation is at its highest level in nearly four years at 2.9 per cent, tightening the squeeze on consumers who now face the added worry of political uncertainty after this month's inconclusive election. The pay of workers has begun to lag behind inflation again after a decade of mostly falling spending power, something BoE Governor Mark Carney has said needs to improve before he would consider a rate hike. Carney also wants to see the impact of the Brexit process on Britain's economy in the coming...
          AT&T to launch software-based 10G XGS-PON trial   
AT&T announced it will conduct a 10 Gbit/s XGS-PON field trial in late 2017 as it progresses with plans to virtualise access functions within the last mile network.

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

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

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



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


          NASA CONCLUYE MISIÓN EN EL FONDO MARINO QUE SIMULA CONDICIONES DEL ESPACIO   
POR: NOTICIEROS TELEVISA | FUENTE: NOTIMEX | DESDE: CDMX, MÉXICO  La misión acuática de la NASA NEEMO-22 llegó a su fin, tras 10 días de operaciones junto a las costas de Florida, en Estados Unidos, donde los especialistas simularon en el fondo marino, las condiciones de exploración en el espacio. Este tipo de expediciones como […]
          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.

The partnerships will allow PacketFabric to offer an expanded range of interconnection services via its network, as well as enabling its ecosystem partners to reach additional markets and new customers.

Recently, Netrality Properties, owner and operator of network-neutral carrier hotels and colocation facilities, announced that PacketFabric had established a presence at four of its data centre properties nationwide.

Netrality specifically announced the deployment at the following locations: 325 Hudson Street, New York City; 401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia; 717 South Wells Street, Chicago; and 1301 Fannin Street, Houston.


* PacketFabric's software-defined networking (SDN) platform is designed to allow instant, reliable, scalable and secure connectivity between two or more locations. Under the agreement, Netrality customers at the four locations can dynamically design and deploy any network configuration leveraging cloud-based network connectivity to meet their unique and growing network demands.

* PacketFabric, which launched in January this year, offers coast-to-coast connectivity between 130 key colocation facilities across 13 U.S. markets and enables cost-effective and scalable network deployment via its advanced API and web-based portal.



          Cavium unveils FastLinQ 41000 10/25/40/50 GBE NIC   
Cavium announced the introduction of the FastLinQ 41000 Series products, its low power, second generation 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet NIC that is claimed to be the only such adapter to feature Universal RDMA.

Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series devices are designed to deliver advanced networking for cloud and telco architectures; the products are available immediately from Cavium and shortly due to be available from Tier-1 OEMs/ODMs in standard, mezzanine, LOM and OCP form factors.

The FastLinQ QL41000 family of standards-compliant 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet NICs offer support for concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP - Universal RDMA. The FastLinQ adapters, coupled with server and networking platforms, are designed to enable enterprise data centres to optimise infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density leveraging technologies such as concurrent SR-IOV and NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that provide acceleration and QoS for tenant workloads and infrastructure traffic.

The new FastLinQ adapters also support network function virtualisation with enhanced small packet performance via integration into DPDK and OpenStack, enabling cloud and telcos/NFV customers to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding artificial intelligence, big data, CDN and machine learning workloads.

For telco and NFV applications, the products provide improved small packet performance with line rate packets per second for 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet, MPLSoUDP offload and integration with DPDK and OpenStack using the Mirantis FUEL plug-in. This allows telco's and NFV application vendors to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding NFV workloads.

Additionally, integrated storage acceleration and offloads such as NVMe-oF, NVMe-Direct, iSCSI, iSER and FCoE enable upgrades from existing storage paradigms to next generation NVMe and persistent memory semantics.

The products also offer zero-touch automatic speed and FEC selection via Cavium's FastLinQ SmartAN technology, which is designed to significantly reduce interoperability challenges in physical layer networks.

Further Features of the FastLinQ 41000 Series inlcude:

1.         10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity across standard and OCP form factors.

2.         Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE and GENEVE.

3.         SmartAN to provide seamless 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet interoperability.

4.         Storage protocol offloads for iSCSI, FCoE, iSER, NVMe-oF and SMB Direct.

5.         Management across heterogeneous platforms with QConvergeConsole GUI and CLI.


Regarding the new products, Martin Hull, senior director product management at Arista Networks, said, "Arista… has partnered with Cavium to ensure availability of tested and interoperable solutions for hyperscale data centres… Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series of NICs and Arista’s portfolio of 25 Gbit/s leaf and spine systems deliver backward compatibility and investment protection with standards compliance".



          Queenslanders brace for higher costs and fees from July 1   

It's July 1 — that means the end of financial year (EOFY) hangover begins today, and for some in Queensland, it will take a while to get over.


          ABI forecasts $1.7bn market over 5 yrs for unlicensed/shared spectrum   
According to ABI Research's latest Network Evolution in Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum report, which explores the use of unlicensed and shared spectrum, technologies enabling the utilisation of this spectrum type are not only attracting interest from established mobile network operators for low cost network densification, but also from new entrants to the market.

ABI finds that this interest is due to the opportunities that the network technologies offer for densification, neutral hosts, as well as enterprise and private network operators. The research firm predicts that new LTE unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies will create a $1.7 billion hardware market over the next 5 years encompassing LTE Unlicensed, CBRS (citizens broadband radio service) and MulteFire technology.

ABI notes that as a result of the power restrictions inherent with unlicensed and shared spectrum, the technologies are most suitable for small cell indoor or venue deployments. Based on low or no spectrum acquisition costs, plus deployment economics comparable to WiFi, ABI forecasts that demand for in-building wireless penetration in the mid-sized and enterprise verticals will increase dramatically and account for more than half of in-building small cell shipments in 2021.

The research firm reports that numerous companies are developing in technology in this area, ranging from the Spectrum Access System (SAS) providers and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators for CBRS, including Alphabet, CommScope, Federated Wireless, to small cell and infrastructure vendors such as BaiCells, Casa Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, ip.access, Nokia, Ruckus and SpiderCloud.

With regards to CBRS, which uses the 3.5 GHz band, ABI notes that an indication that the technology will transform the in-building wireless and mobile industries is that the CBRS Alliance, which advocates for CBRS technology, counts as members all four major U.S. mobile operators, namely AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as major MSOs, Comcast and Charter Communications, plus Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.

Commenting on the report, Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research, said, "LTE-U/LAA appeals to MNOs planning to densify but with insufficient spectrum or the capex to acquire it… while MulteFire and CBRS promise low network build-out costs with economics that threaten to disrupt the DAS market... the technologies appeal to service providers as CBRS pioneers a significant change in spectrum management…. (and) traditional spectrum refarming cannot match the mobile broadband throughput demands with the migration to 5G".



          CP-TEL rolls out FTTx using Champion GPON   
Champion ONE, an open networking company and supplier of optical transceivers, announced it has partnered with CP-TEL, a communications service provider in Louisiana, to enable the deployment of cost effective FTTx services to its customers.

CP-TEL serves rural residents and businesses in Louisiana's Natchitoches, Sabine, and DeSoto parishes, offering high-speed Internet, digital TV and telephone services.

Champion ONE noted that with increasing demand for FTTP services across parishes in north central Louisiana, CP-TEL was faced with the challenge of turning up new services quickly. However, optical transceivers from its legacy provider proved prohibitively expensive, so the company was seeking a partner that was able to supply a cost-effective solution.

Champion ONE stated that it had previously helped CP-TEL double its fibre utilisation by providing 10 Gbit/s single-fibre, bi-directional SFP+ transceivers to support backhaul traffic. Therefore CP-TEL was confident that Champion ONE optics would be compatible with its OEM equipment.

For the new deployment, Champion ONE supplied high-performance SFP GPON OLT optics at lower cost than other solutions. In addition, due to the significantly lower cost CP-TEL was not only able to turn up new FTTx services quickly, but also stock additional optics as spares to help reduce future downtime.



  • In May, Champion ONE introduced a new line of low-cost open network Ethernet switches offering features including SDN and NFV functionality. The Broadcom-based optical and copper switches offer up to 54 ports, with full L2/L3 line-rate switching at data rates of 1, 10 and 40 Gbit/s initially.

  • Champion ONE noted it has partnered with software vendors including IP Infusion, Pica8 and Cumulus Networks to offer a diverse range of operating systems to meet the requirements of service provider and data centre environments and different network topologies.


          How People With Dementia Can Live At Home Longer   
The MIND at Home dementia care program helps patients live at home much longer than others with dementia, with better life quality and lower care costs.
          Car component jobs axed ahead of Holden closure   

The Walker exhaust plant in Adelaide's southern suburbs will shut, costing more than 120 jobs, with the company unable to secure a future after the local car industry winds up.


          Gold buyers fear price hike, rush to jewellery stores   
Earlier, the illegal bullion trade had a cost advantage by as much as 5%. From now onwards, under the GST regime, this cost advantage will go.
          ‘Deadpool 2’: Josh Brolin Teases Cable Cyborg Look   

Filming for Deadpool 2 is underway, and while star Ryan Reynolds has the luxury of hiding the disfigured face of the title character under a mask, his new costar doesn’t. Josh Brolin is playing Nathan Summers aka Cable in the upcoming sequel. Fans of the X-Men comic book series know that cable is the son of […]

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          Il sindaco di Solaro scrive al Prefetto per chiedere più… Carabinieri   
SOLARO – Nei giorni scorsi il sindaco di Solaro Diego Manenti ha scritto al prefetto per chiedere un incremento dell’organico per la stazione dei carabinieri di Solaro. L’iniziativa arriva a pochi giorni di distanza dalla rissa a colpi di coltello avvenuta davanti al ristorante kebab di via Carlo Porta (poi chiuso per ordinanza della Questura), costata […]
          'Transaction costs' of deposing Abbott coming back to haunt PM: Grattan   

As this year ebbs away, Malcolm Turnbull's hold on the leadership will become more precarious if there is no lift in those relentless Newspolls, writes Michelle Grattan.


          Pois eu, com vossa licença, se fosse ao Costa, demitia o Ministro da Defesa Azeredeo Lopes. E, naturalmente, se eu fosse o Ministro, antes que fosse preciso chegar a esse ponto, demitia-me eu.   

Não sou de reacções emocionais que se sobreponham à racionalidade -- ou, pelo menos, acho que não sou. Acho que se devem perceber as razões, avaliar as responsabilidades, perceber se há ou não negligência ou culpa antes de desatar a clamar pelo pescoço de alguém. Até prova em contrário, toda a gente é inocente e há causas naturais de tal intensidade ou extensão que os meios dimensionados para situações dentro da média não podem dar resposta -- por exemplo. Ou seja, não é o primeiro que caíu em desgraça junto de alguns jornalistas ou que se chegou à frente numa situação de tragédia que deve arcar com culpas que, se calhar, não são de ninguém em particular.

Por isso, não condeno na praça pública José Sócrates já que ainda nem acusado foi (quanto mais condenado) e, também por isso, não ando para aqui a pedir a demissão da ministra Constança Urbano de Sousa.


Contudo, há situações e situações. Por exemplo, acho que o que se passou nisto do roubo de armamento é de tal forma grave, aberrante, incompreensível e perigoso que acho que o responsável pela área deve assumir as suas responsabilidades. Deve. Não digo que 'tem que', digo que 'deve'. É uma questão moral face à gravidade e ao risco potencial do que está em causa.

Numa altura em que se sabe bem da difusa ameaça terrorista, não posso entender nem aceitar que armazéns carregados de munições de toda a espécie e feitio estejam sem videovigilância nem, tão pouco, com um banal alarme. Os meliantes entraram, circularam, roubaram tanta e tanta coisa e não disparou uma buzina, não há um vídeo, não há nada. Um paiól com uma protecção à Pai Adão. Surreal. Ridículo. Dramático.

Se não tinham dinheiro para montar um sistema capaz, fizessem um contrato com a Prosegur ou com a Securitas. E pode parecer que estou a ironizar mas não estou. Proteger uma casa, um armazém ou o que for não é nenhuma fortuna. Não é, mesmo. E que fosse. Os riscos de haver granadas, lança-morteiros, munições de calibre não sei quantos e sei lá que mais nas mãos sabe-se lá de quem são imensos. E imensamente graves.

Pode ser que a culpa seja dos militares. E os responsáveis bem podiam pôr as barbas de molho. Mas, independentemente disso, a responsabilidade primeira por tão absurdo e grave roubo é do Minsitro.

Tenho pena mas é isto. Não confio num ministro em cujas barbas é cometida tal coisa. E pode ele nem ter barba ou não ter estado lá dentro a facilitar as movimentações dos ladrões: não interessa. Com uma coisa destas não se brinca e os paóis têm que estar bem guardados, à prova de bala --  e não vulneráveis e desprotegidos como provaram estar. Ou seja, e uma vez mais: ou o ministro Azeredo Lopes deverá sair pelo seu pé ou o Costa deve indicar-lhe o caminho da porta. 



          Riesgos desconocidos para los amantes de los tatuajes   

¿Sabías que tus tatuajes podrían devenir en cirrosis y cáncer de hígado?Lávate con jabón neutro, no te quites las costras, ponte alguna crema para que no se irrite tu piel… ¿Conoces estas especificaciones? Sí, son todas las que un tatuador te dice después e incluso antes de tatuarte. Es su deber advertirte sobre los riesgos […]

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          Estudio en alquiler en VALENCIA, , 400 euros y 3 dormitorios   
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Apartamento en Gandia zona Playa de Gandia, 62 m. de superficie, 3 habitaciones dobles, un baño, propiedad en buen estado.Extras: + info www.inmogandi.es, ascensor, balcon, luminoso, muebles, playas, playas, terraza, arboles, centrico, costa,...
3 habitaciones 1 baño 62 m² 6 €/m² balcón ascensor terraza
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          Cashier - Toms Food Center - Meridian, MI   
Operate cash register, display cost of customer purchase, make change, cash checks, and issue receipt. Knowledgeable and capable of implementing all related...
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          Comment on little notepads by Shelley Essaunce   
Interesting. I have been buying journals for different aspects of my life; one for writing Gratitudes, one for Hiking, and one for the Costa Rica trip next year. I also have a Canning/Gardening Journal that helps me remember quantities, garden lay out and recipes from each year. I think I need them for now.
          Bustamante Propiedades - Venta Lote Costa Esmeralda   
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Excelente lote de 1000m2 a 100 metros del mar en el barrio Residencial 1, Costa Esmeralda Las medidas son aproximadas y al solo efecto orientativo. Las medidas reales surgirán del titulo de propiedad respectivo. Tener presente que los valores de...
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          Lote en venta en barrio Los Lagos, Nordelta   
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lote perimetral en Los Lagos, Nordelta. Los Lagos cuenta con un importante lago propio de 10has, más de 3km de costa de lago y sus lotes tienen 670m2 promedio. Es uno de los últimos barrios entregados en Nordelta y tuvo una muy rápida...
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          Lote en venta en Los Alisos, Nordelta   
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Lote en Los Alisos, Nordelta. Terreno perimetral hacia la Ruta 27- HOME BARRIOS LOTES CON LAGO PROPIO LOS ALISOS Los Alisos Con lago propio y 3 km de costa. Los Alisos cuenta con un importante lago propio de 10has, más de 3km de costa de lago...
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          “There is a #spillover #effect into every area of your #business when you stand up for what’s #right and believe in your #decisions even when it costs in the short term.” – Evan Carmichael #Believe   
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          Venta Lote al RIO Barrio San Benito   
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Corredor Responsable: Sonia Elvira Wunderlich - C.S.I 5857 Contacto: Facundo Cruz Faría - MLS ID # 4202#####- Lote con costa al Rio de 900 m2 en el barrio San Benito Villanueva Sur. Tene tu embarcación en la puerta de tu casa. El lote posee...
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           A new fetal RHD genotyping test : costs and benefits of mass testing to target antenatal anti-D prophylaxis in England and Wales    
Szczepura, Ala, Osipenko, Leeza and Freeman, Karoline. (2011) A new fetal RHD genotyping test : costs and benefits of mass testing to target antenatal anti-D prophylaxis in England and Wales. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol.11 (No.1). ISSN 1471-2393
          Research Report on Global Waterborne Paint Reconcile Market 2014   

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

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

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          Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market   

Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/08/2014 -- Traditional wound care & closure and advanced wound care & closure products are used to treat acute and chronic wounds. Chronic wounds are hard to heal wounds, which take substantial time to heal and are expensive to treat. Advanced wound care & closure products are emerging as a standard solution for treating chronic wounds. Traditional wound care & closure products are being increasingly substituted with advanced wound care & closure products due to their efficacy and effectiveness in managing wounds by enabling faster healing.

Attempts to reduce the duration of hospital stays in order to limit surgical healthcare costs, and the rising inclination towards products that enhance therapeutic outcomes are driving the demand for advanced wound care & closure products. The risks associated with ineffective wound healing promote the demand for combination dressings, which is a modern trend in the market that is replacing traditional wound dressing methods.

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Smith and Nephew, Kinetic Concepts, 3M, BSN medical, Covidien, ConvaTech, Derma Sciences, Integra LifeSciences, Baxter International and Coloplast are some of the major players in the global advanced wound care and closure market.

The global advanced wound care and closure market has been segmented based on type, application, end users and geography. Based on type, the global market is segmented into advanced wound closure market and advanced wound care market. According to applications, the market is segmented into Burns, Ulcers and Surgical Wounds. Based on end users, the market is segmented into hospitals & community healthcare services and home healthcare. Geographically, the market is segmented into four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA.

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          Research Report on Global and China Rubber Sheet Market 2014   

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          Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/03/2014 -- Synthetic biology is a novel field that finds its origin at the intersection of biology and engineering. It's a multidisciplinary effort made by scientists to understand the functioning of biological organisms, cells & genes and implementation of artificial genetic processes to give specific characteristics to an organism. It can even be used to develop a completely new biological system. Global synthetic biology market was valued at $3.0 billion in 2013 and it is estimated to reach $38.7 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 44.2% during the forecast period.

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Synthetic Biology Technology market is segmented into enabling technology and enabled technology. Synthetic Biology Enabling technologies segment is growing at a faster rate, and growing at a CAGR of 48.6% during the forecast period.

Synthetic Biology Application market is segmented into research & development, chemicals, agriculture, pharmaceuticals & diagnostics, biofuels and others (biotechnology and biomaterials). Biofuels is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 85.2% during the forecast period.

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Synthetic Biology product market is segmented into enabling products, enabled products and core products. Enabling product is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 53.7% during the forecast period.

Assistance from government and private organizations, rising number of entities conducting research and declining cost of DNA sequencing and synthesizing are key driving factors of the market. Governments are providing funds to research organizations, assisting them to find novel applications of synthetic biology. Bio-safety & bio-security issues, ethical issues and regulations are key retraining factors of the market. The fact that synthetic biology can be misused has raised concerns all around the world. Further, there are possibilities of accidental release of pathogens or genetically modified organisms into free atmosphere.

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          Global Silicon Carbide (SIC) Market (Product, Technology, Power Semiconductors, End-User, Geography)   

Global Silicon Carbide (SIC) Market (Product, Technology, Power Semiconductors, End-User, Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 – 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/02/2014 -- Silicon carbide (SiC) is a chemical compound of silicon and carbon and it is also known as carborundum. SiC belongs to the semiconductor market that is expected to attain revenue of $394 billion by 2017. It is projected that SiC has the potential to displace other silicon based transistors and semiconductors; therefore, it is expected to have high revenue share. The key factors driving the SiC market growth is that it can decrease the size of semiconductors and reduce the power system loss by 50%.

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The cost of SiC material ranges from $800 to $2,000 per ton, which is very costly as compared to other materials used for manufacturing semiconductor. Therefore, the high cost of these semiconductors is a major restraint for the growth of the market. Material defects and packaging issues are some of the other challenges for the market growth. Researches that are being conducted to overcome these challenges have been slow-moving. However, key players are seeking collaborations to increase investments in the SiC based electronic goods.

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          Global Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market (Applications and Geography) - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market (Applications and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2012 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/02/2014 -- IVIG is a blood product which is administered in the body through veins. These are used in the treatment of three major categories of diseases, namely immune diseases, autoimmune diseases and acute infections. These are administered in patients to maintain an optimum level of antibodies so as to upgrade immunity or avoid infections. The factors driving this market are increasing number of patients with bleeding disorders, autoimmune diseases and asthma, increasing awareness and expenditure on health products and technological developments. The resulting side effects with the use of intravenous immunoglobulin such as venous thrombosis, dermatitis and acute kidney disorders and high cost involved in treatment are restraining the growth of this market. The introduction of improved therapies for the treatment of these diseases would provide opportunity for growth of this market.

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GLOBAL INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN (IVIG) APPLICATION MARKET ANALYSIS
On the basis of application, this market can be classified into neurology, haematology, dermatology, nephrology and ophthalmology. Among all areas where intravenous immunoglobulin is used, its application is maximum in heamatology. This is due to the increasing number of people with bleeding disorders.

INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN (IVIG) GEOGRAPHY MARKET ANALYSIS
On the basis of geography, this market can be classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and rest of the world (RoW). Presently, North America is the major contributor to the market of IVIG followed by Europe. This is due to increasing number of people suffering from autoimmune diseases.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
The major players in this market are Biotest AG, Octapharma AG, CSL, Baxter International, Inc., Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd., Talecris, Grifols S.A., OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, and Kedrion Biopharma. The companies in the report are seeking approval as a strategy for the commercialization of their in the pipeline drugs. Therefore, the companies are adopting approval and clearance as key developmental strategies.

HIGH LEVEL ANALYSIS
The Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) market is an emerging field of therapeutics. The market is facing challenges due to stringent regulations. However, these regulations are strategically dealt in this report and more emphasis is given on the commercial polices available for the Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market. The clinical trials conducted for the development of novel therapies are critically analyzed so that key players competing in this market can take strategic decisions. . The market dynamics show that the impact of drivers is more in the market compared to the restraints.

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- The estimations in the report are made by considering present market scenario and future market potential for the period of 2014-2020
- Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business are described so that companies involved in development of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) can get competitive intelligence about their competitors
- Market estimation for geographic segments is derived from current market scenarios and forecasted market trends.
- Market attractiveness analysis has been included for geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments
- In-depth analysis of market drivers, restraints and opportunities of the market is dealt in the report.

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          Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market   

Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market - Global Share, Industry Overview, Analysis, Growth, Trends Opportunities and Forecast 2012 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/28/2014 -- Non-invasive diagnostic is a process of identifying the disease conditions with minimal incision in body during diagnosis. The global market for diagnostic/in-vitro diagnostics valued at $49.2 billion in 2012, which shows potential for market growth, especially in chronic diseases. Non-invasive cancer diagnostics is gaining importance over conventional diagnosis due to increase in incidences of chronic cancer such as breast cancer, and lung cancer. According to American Cancer Society, there were more than 1,660,290 new cases diagnosed in 2013.

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Commercialization of non-invasive cancer diagnosis is possible due to completion of Human Genome Project (HGP) that gives enormous diagnostic information based on genomic and proteomic. Increase in stringent regulatory guidelines and cost associated with diagnostics is hindering the growth of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance regulations for monitoring non-invasive diagnostics are issued by FDA, Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Social Security Administration (SSA).

The global non-invasive market has a huge potential in developing countries; however, cost of diagnosis is creating hurdles to tap this market. Hence, to overcome this problem, the diagnostic market has to be analyzed by the developing countries such as China, Japan, and India. This report provides key market drivers that are driving the market with impact analysis. The report gives intelligence about key regulatory guidelines issued by respective governments.

Key companies included in report are Precision Therapeutics, A&G Pharmaceutical, Affymetrix Inc., AVIVA Biosciences Corporation, BIOVIEW Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Cancer Genetics Inc., Digene Corporation, Gen-Probe Incorporated

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-Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business so that companies involved in development non-invasive cancer diagnostic device can get competitive intelligence of their competitors

-Market estimation for therapeutics techniques and geographic segment is derived from current market scenario and expected market trends

-Market attractiveness analysis has been included for various product segments, therapeutics, techniques and geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments

-In depth analysis of key market drivers, restraints and opportunities of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market with impact analysis

-Value chain analysis, Porter's five force model, top investment pockets (GE9 Cell Matrix) are analyzed and presented in detail in the report so that the decision makers can receive clear picture of cancer diagnosis market

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

GLOBAL MARKET, BY THERAPEUTICS

- Solid tumors
- Blood cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Others

GLOBAL MARKET, BY TECHNIQUES

- Clinical Chemistry
- Immunochemistry/Immunoassay
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Other Clinical Instruments

GLOBAL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

- North America
- Europe
- Asia-Pacific
- RoW

KEY AUDIENCES

- Medical devices manufacturing companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Government and Private Research Institutes
- Academic Institutes

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          2014 Market Research Report on Global LED Display Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

According to Reports and Intelligence, Research Report on ‘Global LED Display Industry market 2014’ was professional and depth research report on Global LED Display industry.

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          Inter: strada libera per Douglas Costa   
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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Laser Cutting Machine Industry   

According to Reports and Intelligence, research report on Global Laser Cutting Machine Industry Market-2014 was a professional and depth research report on Global Laser Cutting Machine industry that you would know the world's major regional market conditions of Laser Cutting Machine industry.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/22/2014 -- According to Reports and Intelligence, research report on Global Laser Cutting Machine Industry Market-2014 was a professional and depth research report on Global Laser Cutting Machine industry that you would know the world's major regional market conditions of Laser Cutting Machine industry.

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The report firstly introduced Laser Cutting Machine basic information including Laser Cutting Machine definition classification application and industry chain overview. Laser Cutting Machine industry policy and plan, Laser Cutting Machine product specification, manufacturing process, cost structure etc. Then we deeply analyzed the world's main region market conditions that including the product price, profit, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand and industry growth rate etc.

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          2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry   

2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry was professional and depth research report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry.

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          Inter, ecco quanto costa Darmian   
Secondo Sky Sport, la valutazione di Matteo...
          Al menos 60 desaparecidos en el Mediterráneo tras el naufragio de una patera al sur de Italia   
Al menos 60 migrantes han desaparecido tras el naufragio de una embarcación que intentaba alcanzar las costas del sur de Italia, según la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM), que ha citado como fuente el relato de los supervivientes.
          10 Classic New Jersey Attractions You Should Revisit   
What comes to mind when you think of classic New Jersey attractions? Chances are, the places in your memory are still in existence today. New Jersey is filled with classic attractions that families and visitors have enjoyed for decades. Why not make some plans to revisit them this year?


1. Land of Make Believe - Hope, NJ

I asked a few friends on Facebook if I could borrow their photos from Land of Make Believe (lovingly referred to as LoMB) and so many people came forward with pictures of their fun times that I had trouble choosing which shots to use! This classic New Jersey attraction, located in Hope, New Jersey, has been in business for over 60 years. Featuring rides, roller coasters, a water park, picnic area and more. Families have loved this place for generations. Cleanliness, location, family-friendly activities and good value are just some of the reasons why LoMB has been a classic staple in New Jersey family travels for so many years!

Photo cred thanks to L. Soos, S. Ho-Tai, S. Wright, H. Sherwin and J. Augustine

2. Space Farms Zoo & Museum - Sussex, NJ

Ask most New Jersey residents if they have been to Space Farms Zoo and Museum, and they usually answer with a smile. Space Farms had its humble beginnings in 1927, and the Space family has maintained it ever since. I can still vividly remember our first class field trip there in the mid-1980's, when Goliath the bear was still alive. Visitors will find it largely unchanged since the past, featuring acres of animals, picnic areas, a museum, classic cars and so much more. Check out their website or read my blog post review about this unforgettable New Jersey location.


3. Turtle Back Zoo - West Orange, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo opened in 1963, and it was also a favorite field trip location for many children back in the 1970's and 80's (and still, today!). The zoo has come a long way since its early days, with expansions, aquariums, additions and play areas included for children. You can still find giant turtles in their midst, as well as their famous wandering peacocks (but leave them alone, please!). You also can't forget family favorites like the train ride, pony rides, and the beautiful carousel. Turtle Back Zoo is open year round, and in my opinion, is one of the best classic New Jersey attractions out there. Read my blog post all about the zoo, or visit their website to find out more information.


4. Wild West City - Stanhope, NJ

What I remember most about Wild West City is the TV commercial (or radio commercial) that played over and over again during the late 1970's and early 80's. It featured the voice and piano playing of New Jersey's own Uncle Floyd, if you remember him. They still use this song on Wild West City's website, if you feel the need for a flashback! Like most New Jersey classic attractions, it hasn't changed much since you last visited! It has been family owned and operated on and off since 1956, and features live-action shows, stagecoach rides, pony rides, train rides, panning for gold, mini golf, and a whole lot more. Guests should know that they still reenact legendary western gunfights in a safe manner (you can read all about their gun policy here). One of the best things about Wild West City is that there really isn't anything else like it in New Jersey, so catch it while you can.

photo cred J. Caramucci

5. Lucy the Elephant, Margate, NJ

There are classic lighthouses and monuments in New Jersey, but Lucy the Elephant takes the cake. Built in the 1800's, you can purchase a guided tour to see what's inside this cheeky elephant. If you prefer to walk around outside of her and take photos, you can do that for free (there is also a gift shop, which I hear has some adorable memorabilia), but I recommend the tour as you get to see some great views from Lucy's height! It's right by the ocean and there is a little snack shop and outdoor seating, too. Check their website for operating hours and ticket info.

Photo cred S. Wright

Photo cred S. Wright

6. Storybook Land - Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Storybook Land has been operational since 1955. That's over 60 years of entertainment in The Garden State! Visitors fondly recall its whimsical statues of fairytale friends, and get a kick out of posing their children next to familiar sites from their own childhood. Everything at Storybook Land seems to have a cute, retro feel to it, from snack shops shaped like a watering can to colorful trains picking up passengers. They are open Fall and Winter, too, with wonderful displays at Christmastime. At Storybook Land, you pay one admission price for unlimited rides, and their location nestled in the trees keeps you cool in the summertime, too.

photo cred R. Levitan

7. Christmas Ice Caverns - Fairfield, NJ

The Christmas Ice Caverns in Fairfield are near and dear to my heart. This adorable, animated Christmas display has been entertaining visitors since 1972. Generations of families return every season to see the new additions and to throw their pennies into its magical wishing waters. Guests walk through an indoor 'cavern' (a path, basically) to view all of the displays, and can even meet Santa at the end of the journey. Admission cost is ridiculously low, and kids of all ages seem to enjoy what it offers. Read all about this classic Christmas display in my blog post, or visit the Ice Caverns website for more information about their operating hours.


8. Sterling Hill Mining Museum - Ogdensburg

Let's face it, rocks are cool. Mines are even cooler. Rocks, minerals, and mines in our own state with a rich history are the coolest of all. The history of Sterling Hill Mining Museum is so long and complex that I would fail to do it justice here. So I urge you to read all about its history on their website and then plan your own visit here. There's so much to do and see, including a tour of the mine, a museum, an observatory, memorials, fossils, collections and more. There's a snack bar and panning, as well as a cool museum store and fluorescent rocks.

photo cred. L. Schwartz

9. Waterloo Village - Stanhope, NJ 

Waterloo Village in Stanhope is open to the public for walking, hiking and exploring. If you've visited before, you might remember this little restored village, featuring a 400-year old Lenape establishment and a little port along the Morris Canal. There's a blacksmith shop, general store, sawmills, gristmills and even historic houses. It's still a popular site for field trips, and they hold many educational workshops and events throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for more information!

photo by Chuck Walsh, Wikimedia Commons

10. Bowcraft Amusement Park - Scotch Plains

Bowcraft Amusement Park may be small, but it's a fun place to spend your day. The history of the park dates back to 1946, and even included a miniature golf course in the 1980's (that was later removed to add more parking). Classic, fun rides and a convenient location to the highway make this a favorite spot for kids and families. Bowcraft is a great location for birthday parties and events, and they even hold special seasonal activities like Easter egg hunts and a Sukkos spectacular for Jewish guests.

photo cred M. Augustine

One last thing to note is that the New Jersey shore is filled with classic attractions. When I asked friends and family about their favorite vintage New Jersey sites, many of them mentioned shore arcades, rides, piers and boardwalks. There were so many, I figured they deserve a post of their own. So stay tuned for classic New Jersey Shore attractions, coming soon!
          Crushing and recycling factories make building waste into treasure   

Our company has developed and developed a series of construction waste crusher, which has greatly expanded the concept of coarse crushing and fine crushing operations. The modular installation mode maximizes the user's needs. Greatly reduce the energy consumption at startup. The crushing station can be combined into two crushing systems of coarse crushing and fine crushing according to the actual demand, and can be combined into three crushing systems of coarse, medium and fine, which has high flexibility.
The disposal of construction waste is becoming a new hot market, in order to better city building garbage disposal service, combined with our many years of international break the latest concept of crushing equipment in the development of the concept, the development of a new generation of portable crusher plant with independent intellectual property rights. Equipped with efficient diesel electric dual power system, the main engine starts with electric power, long service life and high reliability. Truly provide customers with simple, efficient, low-cost project operating hardware facilities. Simple and compact layout of facilities, expanding the space of materials stacking and transshipment. Think about what kind of life it would be if one day you were surrounded by solid waste and no flowers. Only a trailer traction, you can quickly enter the market, greatly eliminating the initial infrastructure investment, reduce the additional costs of material transportation.
Construction waste landfill is one of the most primitive and the most backward practices, lost not only farmland, homes, but also a resource. It is a product of international competitiveness. It can achieve high yield, good grain size and excellent grading effect. At the same time, it can greatly improve the recycling efficiency of solid waste, and promote the sustainable development of economic recycling. The purpose of this concept is designed with the client's position, to eliminate the broken ground leveling, environmental pollution, after the completion of the land rehabilitation, complicated and complex logistics base Jian to customers breaking barriers, as the primary solution.


          Comment on Minister: Committed To Our Children’s Education by Caitlyn   
just get rid of dead wood teachers.If we are truly serious about education then lets deal with it.Take policts of of the education.I hear stories weekly of somone telling stories. under UBP, PLP & OBA. None of them have had the back bone to get rid of dead wood. Some school principal knows of teachers not performing, other teachers complain , but.... rather than adressing the issue the teacher is moved to another school to be someone elses problem. I feel I have been let down as the school in my area had a terrible reputation , hence I worked two jobs& with yhe help from my parents put my daughter through orivate schol to give her a good education. I had to pay twice as a tax payer I pay for kids to be educated, then I paid for private school & it cost more to educate a child in public school. There are some truly dedicated and great teachers,and there are some that are not!
          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or so I thought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

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

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

"Yeah, same difference."

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

"You both have life insurance, right?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"You can go."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Ah! London!"



          Advice for International Masters Students Cold-Call Emailing Business School Professors   
It is that time of the year again for me as an assistant professor in an American business school. August-September, the start of the academic year. When I get at least a handful of emails everyday from just-arrived international Masters students, typically from India and China, asking about Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) positions. I usually send a prompt reply telling them I have no positions available and wish them luck. Most other people in my place in business schools just ignore the mails and/or delete them.

This post is meant to explain why I almost always send summary rejections and why most others ignore or delete the emails.

The key to this explanation is the almost unique nature of the microcosm that are business schools. Specifically, research-oriented business schools that co-exist with prestigious engineering schools in the same university such as mine.

Research in business schools is very different from research in engineering schools. In engineering schools, research has a lot to do with winning 6-7 figure grants and patents. That is the nature of the engineering world. In business schools, the incentives for tenure-track research professors are different. The nature of our field is such that there are few, if any, opportunities for patents and big grants. In our field, research productivity is measured by publications in top level journals.  

The other aspect of business research is the cost element. The reason we don't care as much about grants is that our research is nowhere as expensive to conduct as engineering research. We don't need expensive equipment, months long experiments, and suchlike. Most business research is conducted using secondary data or individual behavioral experiments. The most expensive equipment we need is limited to powerful computers to do our analysis. 

We don't have as many conferences to go to. In each of the sub-fields of business (such as Finance, Marketing, Management etc), there are two, maybe three MUST-ATTEND conferences each year. Our conferences aren't as selective as engineering conferences in terms of who gets to present. Obviously, "conference proceedings" are a non-factor in tenuring decisions when it comes to business school faculty. What matter are publications.

Basically, our research doesn't cost that much. That's the cost side.

Now on to the revenue side. Most business schools have MBA programs that charge tuition way higher than the average program. Most MBA programs don't offer any funding. MBA programs earn business schools a lot of money. Then there are undergraduate programs. Undergrad business programs are very popular in most schools in the US. So business schools get a decent chunk of change from the universities for that. Then there are endowments, consulting fees, and other revenue opportunities.

So to summarize what I have said so far, business schools in the US have a higher revenue than other schools, and have lower research costs than other schools. And, to reiterate, faculty research is measured in terms of publications in top journals, not patents, conference proceedings, or grants. Not that there are that many business-centric grants anyway.

As a result, here is how the typical contract for a typical tenure-track faculty member in a research-oriented business school works. We get a salary. And we get a research budget from our business school that is roughly $10,000-50,000 per year. 

These amounts might be relatively paltry for engineering professors who need to buy expensive equipment and need to hire several grad students to take care of the equipment and run experiments. But in business schools, that amount is plenty. 

Then there's the unique nature of business school PhD programs. They are geared exclusively towards academia. Which means the program is designed only to send graduates into academic positions, NOT industry positions. 99.9% of marketing PhDs will become marketing professors, not work in marketing jobs in the industry. 99.9% of management PhDs will become management professors, not work in management jobs in the industry. And so on.

PhD programs in business schools will also have a tiny intake compared to engineering schools. In a typical top-50 or even top-100 research business school in the US, the total incoming PhD class size every year will be about 15, with 2-3 students dedicated to sub-fields such as finance, marketing, management, etc.

In business schools, these PhD students are fully funded and paid a stipend by the business school. In return, they have to work 20 hours a week each for tenure track professors.

(Sidebar: the most "privileged" international grad students in any school are business school PhDs. They are assured of tuition waivers and stipends for at least 4 years from the school itself, and not tied to any Professor like in engineering schools. They also get academic positions relatively easily without having to do postdocs.)

Now, each department will have a roughly 1:1 ratio between tenure track professors and PhD students. Part of each tenure track professor's contract is 10 hours or "free" RA work from an assigned PhD student. Free as in, the professor doesn't pay the student. The business school does. And the business school pays for the tuition.

So now we come to the main point. Most of us business school professors have a PhD student assigned to work with us without us paying anything. Our research budgets, given by the school not from grants, are in the 10-50K range to buy computers, buy data, go to conferences, etc....generous but not enough to fund a grad student, which including tuition and stipend, will use up the entire budget.

When a Masters student from engineering or quasi-engineering (Information Systems, Technology Management etc) fields sends a cold-call email to a typical business school professor, he is making a pitch to someone who has neither the requirement nor the budget to hire him.

That's maybe 99% of business school professor. The 1% who might have RA/TA positions for you are the rare minority of business school professors who got a grant or got an extra endowment for a research lab or something. They might just have positions that Masters students can fill. They tend to advertise their positions well in advance. But even if cold-calling works for them, it needs to be very specific.

Many international students make the mistake of composing one utterly general boilerplate email and sending it to all professors. See this for instance.


In this case, even if I was a professor with an opportunity for this student, I wouldn't contact him. Because the email is so general. If I want to hire a Masters student, I would like that student to be genuinely interested in what I am doing.

So even if you do send cold-call emails to business school professors, make sure they are individually customized and reflect their particular research interests. 

And of course, make sure you really are interested in the research of the professor you are pitching your services to. We professors do talk to each other, you know? If during a coffee chat, we discover that Masters Student XYZ sent an email to me saying "I am really passionate about Marketing and hope to make a career in it", and also to my Finance colleague saying, "I am really passionate about Finance and hope to make a career in it", it not only gives us something to chuckle about, but also destroys your credibility in our eyes forever.

I'll end by saying that in general, the strike rate for an engineering or quasi-engineering MS student getting RA/TA positions from individual professors in business schools are low. And I hope this post informs incoming Masters students about this and saves them some wasted effort. 

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          Halloween and Uncle Leo   
Seven years ago this day was my first Halloween in America. I was a fresh PhD student still struggling with how much tougher the coursework was than I had expected. I had been in the country for a little over two months. That evening, after I finished my Stats homework at school and got on the bus to go home, I saw people in costumes all around me.

Ah, it's Halloween, I realized. Until then, most of what I knew of this country came from TV shows, movies, and books. So I knew that this was the night when kids accompanied by their parents roam their neighborhoods, knock on doors, and demand candy by yelling "Trick or Treat!!!". Oh great! So I will be expected to buy candy and hand it out? What a scam! But when in Rome, right?

Not wanting to be seen as a rude or clueless foreigner, I decided to take the necessary steps. I got off the bus at the stop in front of the grocery store. Bought lots of candy. Took another bus home. When I say "home", I mean a 3 bedroom row house I shared with two other Indian grad students who were both out of town that night.

At home, I put the candy in a bowl, turned the TV on and waited. The hours ticked by. Not a single knock on my door! I looked out the window. There were groups of kids and their parents dressed up in costumes knocking on doors around my building complex. So I guessed it was just a matter of time before they came to my door. But another hour passed by and there was no knock on my door. Before I knew it, it was 11 PM, the streets were deserted, and not a single person had come to my door trick-or-treating! All the candy was sitting there in the bowl. Except for the dozen or so that I had polished of watching TV.

The next day, I felt a little hurt. The neighborhood trick or treaters had ignored me! And as is the instinctive reaction for many of us, my first thoughts went to racism. It was because I was brown, I decided. These racist white folks didn't want to take their kids to an Indian guy's house. How shallow they are. And how bad I have it! I spent several hours indulging myself in the victim routine when everything that does not fit your expectations is due to racism. I became the Indian version of Jerry's Uncle Leo!

Nunca he estado en Roma y me da miedo ir y que no me pase lo que Audrey Hepburn en 'Vacaciones en Roma' ('Roman Holiday', Wylliam Wyler). Claro que yo no soy una princesa europea agobiada por no poder llevar una vida normal y que se escapa de palacio para conocer Roma y encontrarse a sí misma. Con corte de pelo y borrachera incluída.

Aún así, esta delicia de película de final algo amargo de ese amor imposible entre la princesa Anna y el periodista Joe Bradley (un maravilloso Gregory Peck) que termina enamorándose de ella mientras trata de conseguir una exclusiva para su periódico, es perfecta, no sólo para una noche de verano, sino para cualquier época del año.

'Atrapa a un Ladrón' (1955)

Si Cary Grant decide no separarse de ti para atrapar al ladrón de cuyos robos le están inculpando...¿quién podría negarse? Y más si todo esto ocurre en la idílica Costa Azul. Pero no, una vez más, no soy Grace Kelly ni una rica heredera a la que puedan robar las joyas.

Por suerte, no necesitamos vivirlo, porque Hitchcok lo rodó y plasmó tan bien en 'Atrapa a un ladrón' ('To Catch A Thief', Alfred Hitchcok, 1955), con esa mezcla perfecta de thriller y romance que no necesitamos nada más. Gracias Hitch por el glamour de los romances veraniegos entre ladrones y descapotables azules.

'La tentación vive arriba' (1955)

En mi ciudad hay metro, pero no es como el de Nueva York, cuyas rejillas de ventilación provocan un mini-huracán en la superfecie, y aunque así lo fuera, probablemente sería un aire repugnante, calentorro y fétido. Ya sé que a Marilyn Monroe le parece una "brisa deliciosa" en 'La tentación vive arriba' ('The Seven Year Itch', Billy Wilder, 1955), pero no.

En la cinta, Tom Ewell da vida a un neoyorquino de imaginación exagerada que atraviesa una crisis de madurez, pasa el verano en un caluroso Nueva York, mientras su mujer y sus hijos veranean en Maine. En su letargo estival conocerá a una pizpireta modelo de publicidad -Monroe- que alquila un apartamento en su mismo edificio. Ambos pasarán tiempo juntos y él, con su desbordante imaginación, creerá tener una relación con su vecina.

'Tú a Boston y yo a California' (1961)

Nunca fui a un campamento de verano, por lo que hasta donde sé, podría tener una hermana gemela, idéntica a mí, en algún lugar del mundo. Y por supuesto, jamás podremos intercambiar nuestras identidades para conocer el mundo de la otra y conseguir que nuestros padres vuelvan a enamorarse. Pero como dije antes, las expectativas del cine jamás se cumplen y nunca fui esa niña pija londinense que se intercambiaba con su hermana californiana.

Pero una vez más, poco importa. En 'Tú a Boston y yo a California' ('The Parent Trap', David Swift,1961), Hayley Mills ya lo vivía por mí -y mi hermana gemela inexistent, obvio-, y ella y su versión doble conseguían que sus padres -Brian Keith y la pelirroja más pelirroja de Hollywood, Maureen O'Hara- volvieran a juntarse en aquel romántico rancho californiano.

'Búsqueme a esa chica' (1964)

Lo sé. Un salto muy drástico con referencia a las otras películas. Pero no podía dejar de incluirla, por la genialidad que supone ver en una misma película a dos íconos pop de la España de los 60: Marisol y el Dúo Dinámico. Y más si en ella, la niña prodigio y el guapo del dúo vivían un romance veraniego.

En 'Búsqueme a esa chica', Marisol -Pepa Flores- trata de ganarse la vida con su padre en Palma de Mallorca, cuando un ricachón descubre a la chica y quiere convertirla en una estrella, a cambio de alejarla de su padre. Entre tanto, Marisol conoce al Dúo Dinámico y se enamora de uno de ellos. Y hay números musicales tan kitsch y exquisitos como el de arriba.

'Las señoritas de Rochefort' (1967)

Y pasamos de un musical cañí español a uno francés, muy francés, pero rezumando amor por el musical de Hollywood. Sí, hablo de la deliciosa 'Las señoritas de Rochefort' del maestro Jacques Demy, uno de mis favoritos de todos los tiempos. Y por suerte, transcurre en verano, hay romances y encuentran un hueco en esta lista y por lo tanto, una buena excusa para recuperarla.

Aquí, Catherine Deneuve y Françoise Dorléac -su hermana en la vida real- dan vida a unas gemelas que dan clases de danza y música en la aburrida Rochefort -si véis la película, no es aburrida para nada-. Quieren irse a vivir a París y con el verano, llegan a la ciudad marineros, feriantes y demás, que despertarán las ansias de romance de las jóvenes. Comedia fresquita con números musicales exquisitos, colores, asesinatos y Gene Kelly, ahí lo digo todo.

'El Graduado' (1967)

Y aunque 'El Graduado' ('The Graduate', Mike Nichols) no es una película musical, sí tiene una canción que pasó a la historia: 'Mrs.Robinson' de Simon and Garfunkel, y sin duda la banda sonora ideal para el amor prohibido entre un joven y una mujer madura, a los que dieron vida Dustin Hoffman y Anne Bancroft.

Y es que claro, el verano para unos es sinónimo de descanso y para otros, de intentar decidir qué hacer con sus vidas. Es el caso del personaje de Hoffman, que regresa a casa de sus padres tras graduarse en la universidad. Y mientras sus padres quieren que salga con la hija de unos amigos, será la madre de ésta quien trate seducir al joven e inocente muchacho. Ya saben, el calor y la carne fresca.

'Grease' (1978)

Vale. Lo sé: 'Grease' no cuenta un romance veraniego, pero permitidme la licencia, porque si no hubiera sido por uno, uno de los musicales más míticos de los 70 no habría sucedido jamás. Y es que todo empieza cuando Sandy y Danny, dos adolecentes -interpretados por los treintañeros Olivia Newton John y John Travolta- se despiden tras haber vivido uno de esos ídilicos amores veraniegos, pensando que no volverán a verse.

¡Y qué equivocados estaban! Gracias al maravilloso destino cinematográfico, después del verano ella comenzará el curso en un nuevo instituto...¿y adivinad quién estudia también ahí? ¡Bingo! Lo demás es historia llena de gomina, descapotables, chicle y faldas con vuelo. Y de nada por el vídeo con la letra de 'Summer Nights', por si queréis marcaros un Sing'a'long'

'Pauline en la playa' (1983)

Y nos ponemos un poco más serios y volvemos al cine francés y uno de sus grandes cineastas, Éric Rohmer. Y como en todo su cine, en 'Pauline en la playa' ('Pauline à la plage'), parece que deje la cámara y las historias surgen de forma espontánea y orgánica ante ella. Y parece que no le fue mal, ya que la cinta le valió el Oso de Plata a la Mejor Dirección en la Berlinale de ese año.

De ritmo pausado -ya saben, rohmeriana- como el mejor de los veranos, en 'Pauline en la playa' conocemos Marion y su joven prima Pauline, pasan unas vacaciones en un balneario en Normandía. Allí, la primera se reencontrará con un viejo amor y la segunda, comenzará a descubrir lo que un buen amorío de verano puede dar de sí.

'Dirty Dancing' (1987)

Lo confieso. He visto 'Dirty Dancing' millones de veces, pero nunca me avergonzará decirlo y tengo la suerte de que, con los años, se ha convertido en una cinta de culto y manifiesto feminista. Y viene al pelo porque resulta que cuenta uno de los romances veraniegos más míticos y sensuales de los 80, porque quien no se haya sentido identificado alguna vez con Baby y ese "No dejaré que nadie te arrincone" que le dice Johnny Castle, está mintiendo.

En la cinta, Baby (Jennifer Gray), una recién graduada del instituto va a parar con sus padres y su hermana a un lugar de estos de vacaciones en los que solamente hay jubilados. Por suerte, entre los animadores del lugar hay un bailarín excesivamente atractivo (las niñas de los 80 te querremos siempre, Patrick Swayze) y sensible, que por azares del destino -siempre- tendrá que enseñar a bailar a Baby. Y claro, surge el amor.

'Mi chica' (1991)

Si nacistéis en los 80 y el comienzo de los 90 os pilló en plena infancia o entrando en la adolescencia, lo más propable es que el amor pre-adolescente de 'Mi chica' ('My Girl', Howard Zieff) os traumatizara para siempre. Y no os culpo, porque desde que la vi, mi gran temor son las abejas y avispas. Traumas infantiles a parte, la cinta que protagonizaron Anna Chlumsky y Macaulay Culkin, es ya todo un clásico del 'coming of age', del paso a la infancia a la adolescencia.

La cinta, básicamente, transcurre durante un verano en la vida de Vada, una niña hipocondríaca, que vive con un padre viudo director de una funeraria y pasa parte de su tiempo con su amigo Thomas, alérgico a todo. La niña comienza a sufrir los cambios de la adolescencia a la vez que su padre comienza una relación con su nueva empleada y su amigo y primer amor...bueno, no os lo cuento por si no la vistéis, pero...trauma.

'French Kiss' (1995)

A la pobre Meg Ryan la abandona su novio (Timothy Hutton) por una francesa y ésta afrontará su miedo a volar para viajar a Francia a recuperarlo. Claro, porque viajar a Francia en verano y pasar de París a la Costa Azul es toda una tortura, y mucho más, si conoces en el avión a un francés (o Kevin Kline) que se lleva entre manos negocios bastante chungos, en los que, sin duda, involucrará a la pobre Meg.

Pero no importa si en el fondo, ese francés caradura tiene su corazoncito -y sabe de vinos- y tratará de ayudar a Meg -vale, el personaje se llama Kate, pero ¿qué importa?- a recuperar a su novio. Y bueno, todos sabemos qué no lo hará. Y todo ello en un entorno de ensueño que va desde París, pasando por la campiña francesa y Niza. Todo muy encantador y entrañable. Ni tan mal, Meg.

Trilogía 'Antes del amanecer' (1995 - 2004 - 2013)

Sé que soy un poco pesada con la famosa trilogía de Richard Linklater, protagonizada por Ethan Hawke y Julie Delpy, pero ¿qué le vamos a hacer si son auténticas maravillas además de contener altas dosis de romanticismo sin alejarse nunca de la cruda realidad? Y sí, las tres transcurren en verano y sí, las tres incluyen historias de amor.

En 'Antes del amanecer' ('Before Sunrise', 1995), Jesse y Céline se conocían y vivían una intensa noche de verano en Viena. No se volverían a encontrar hasta 9 años después en 'Antes del atardecer' ('Before Sunset', 2004) y durante una calurosa tarde en París con final abierto. Y otros 9 años pasaron hasta que conocimos ¿el final? de su historia en una isla griega en 'Antes del anocheceder' ('Before Midnight,'2013)

'El Talento de Mr.Ripley' (1999)

Muchísimo más turbio es el romance veraniego que nos contó Anthony Minghella en 1999 en 'El talento de Mr. Ripley' ('The talented Mr. Ripley'), en un entorno y con un reparto de ensueño: Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow y Matt Damon protagonizaron este thriller psicológico ambientada en la soleada Italia de los años 50.

Basada en la novela homónima de Patricia Highsmith, aquí, Matt Damon da vida a Ripley, un chaval de lo más corriente, que viaja a Italia para conseguir que el hijo de su jefe -el maravilloso Jude Law-, un vividor y ganador nato regrese a casa, por el que se sentirá rápidamente atraído. La cosa se lía de tal manera, que Ripley tratará de vengarse ante el rechazo suplantando la identidad del otro. Ambición, atracción y celos en la maravillosa Italia y con gente muy guapa. Porque sí, Cate Banchett también participa en la película.

'Y tu mamá también' (2001)

Ya lo he comentado más arriba, pero con el calorcito la sangre nos llega a todas partes menos a la cabeza y claro, si dos chavales saliendo de la adolescencia como Diego Luna y Gael García Bernal conocen a una mujer más mayor como Maribel Verdú y ésta acepta a unirse a un viaje en furgoneta con ellos, pues se puede liar considerablemente.

Ante la sorpresa de los chavales de que ella haya aceptado, tendrán que ingeniarselas para hacer el viaje y el resultado es una sexy road-trip que cambiara la forma de entender la vida de los tres. Por cierto, es el cuarto largometraje de Alfonso Cuarón, el segundo que rodó en castellano y el que le convirtió en uno de los jóvenes realizadores mexicanos de mayor proyección internacional. Lo demás, ya lo conocemos.

'Ma mère' (2005)

Sí, lo sé, puede que 'Ma mère' de Christophe Honoré cuente una historia de amor demasiado perversa e incestuosa. Pero es que, al fin y al cabo, es una historia de amor y transcurre en verano y su propuesta es lo suficientemente interesante para que os hable de ella y os la descubra, si no la conocéis, aunque que esté protagonizada por Isabelle Huppert y Louis Garrel ya debería ser suficiente.

En su segundo largometraje, Honoré cuenta las perturbadoras vavaciones de una madre y su hijo recién salido de la adolescencia en Mallorca. Él no necesita nada más que el afecto de su madre y ella, con tendencias autodestructivas introducirá a su hijo en el universo sado-masoquista para alcanzar el amor maternal absoluto. Sudor, sexo sucio, tríos e incesto en este perverso relato.

'500 días juntos' (2006)

Puede que lo que más me guste de '500 días juntos' ('500 Days of Summer', Marc Webb) es que no se trata de una comedia romántica al uso, sino que es todo lo contrario: desmitifica el amor romántico perfecto, pero sin llegar a hacer que lo odies. Y como todas las pelis de esta lista, parte de su trama ranscurre en verano, por no hablar del juego de palabras de su título origina que significa '500 días de verano', siendo Summer, además, el nombre de la protagonista.

En la cinta, Joseph Gordon-Levitt da vida a un joven que trabaja escribiendo cartas de felicitación y cree en el amor verdadero, mientras que Summer (Zooey Deschanel), dejó de creer en él cuando sus padres se divorciaron. Él caerá prendidamente enamorado de ella, ella de él no tanto, y éste tratará de reconstruir su relación par ver donde estuvo el problema y poder recuperarla.

'Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona' (2008)

No, no es la mejor película de Woody Allen ni de lejos, pero causó cierto revuelo en su momento por estar rodada en nuestro país y lógicamente, por reunir a nuestras dos estrellas más internacionales: Javier Bardem y Penélope Cruz. Además, es el claro ejemplo de lo que puede pasarle a dos americanas ingenuas que vienen de vacaciones a nuestro país: porque todos los hombres son tan pasionales como el personaje de Bardem y todas las mujeres están locas como el personaje de Cruz. Esto...no.

En la cinta, Vicky y Cristina, dos americanas, viajan de vacaciones a Barcelona. Mientras la primera es sensata y está apunto de casarse, la segunda busca todo tipo de aventuras. ¡Y vaya si las encuentra! Conocerá a un atractivo pintor con el que comenzará un romance...con él y con su inestable ex-mujer.

'Adventureland' (2009)

Greg Mottola dirigía en 2009 a Jesse Eisenberg y Kristen Stewart en 'Adventureland', una claro ejemplo de como un verano que no va a ser como esperabas puede convertirse en algo más o menos mejor -ahí, según las prioridades de cada uno-.

Así, en la cinta, estamos en el verano de 1987 y Eisenberg da vida a un recién graduado en la universidad, que al terminar el curso decide ir a recorrer Europa en sus vacaciones, para después empezar Periodismo en la Universidad de Columbia. Pero sus problemas económicos se lo impedirán, y terminará trabajando en 'Adventureland', donde conocerá a la enigmática Emily.

'Primos' (2011)

Si te dejan plantado en el altar, la cosa más lógica que puedes hacer a continuación es ir al pueblo donde pasaste los veranos de tu infancia para recuperar a tu amor de adolescencia. Lo normal. Por suerte, todo vale en el cine y ¡menos mal! Porque con 'Primos', Daniel Sánchez Arévalo filmó su mejor y más entrañable comedia.

Así, Quim Gutiérrez y sus primos Raúl Arévalo y Adrián Lastra viajan a Comillas (Cantabria), en plenas fiestas de verano, para que el primero se reencuentre con Inma Cuesta, su primer gran amor. Entre hortalizas, canciones de los Backstreet Boys, verbenas y ferias de pueblo, transcurre este(os) divertido(s) y entrañable(s) romance(s).

'Moonrise Kingdom' (2012)

Y otro verano retro, pero esta vez de 1965 y reproducido bajo la fascinante y mágina mirada de Wes Anderson, lo que implica que 'Moonrise Kingdom' es, sin duda, una cinta de lo más especial, con campamento de verano incluído y una apuesta visual casi, casi, convertida en icónica.

Sam y Suzy se conoce en un campamento de verano, donde los niños pre-adolescentes pasan el día haciendo todo tipo de actividades y viviendo mil aventuras. Pero Sam y Suzy se han enamorado y planearán una escapada para poder vivir juntos y a su manera, fuera de el universo estricto paternal.

'Un jeune poète' (2014)

Aunque creo que no se ha estrenado en España, si alguna vez os topáis con 'Un jeune poète' (Damien Manivel), ni lo dudéis. Y es que me ha parecido oportuno hablaros de ella porque es una cinta interesantísima sobre madurar, las ambiciones -y pretensiones- de la juventud y encontrar el lugar de uno en el mundo. Y claro está, porque transcurre en verano y hay un romance, que para eso hemos venido.

En la cinta, el pobre Rémi sueña con ser poeta y fascinar al mundo con sus versos y por ello, viaja en soledad a la calurosa ciudad de Sète, en el sur de Francia, con lapicero y cuaderno para buscar la inspiración y escribir poemas maravillosos. Rémi lo intenta con todas sus fuerzas, hasta que se enamora de una joven y podrá, por fin, escribir algo. Lo mejor de la cinta, son los penosos intentos de Rémi de ser bohemio. Mucho postureo, vamos.

'Kiki, el amor se hace' (2016)

En su tercer largometrjae como director, Paco León habla de todo tipo de filias sexuales extrañas y como no podía ser de otra forma, asocia el sexo con el verano. Porque en el Madrid que nos muestra León en 'Kiki, el amor se hace', hae mucho calor y parece que esto hace aumentar el deseo sexual de sus habitantes y despierta sus más oscuras -y raras- filias.

Una película coral, muy veraniega y colorida y que a ritmo de pop es toda una oda a la diferencia, a la liberación sexual y claro está, al amor veraniego.


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          vakantiehuisje in Moraira, Spanje : Casa Pura Vida voor 8 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Casa Pura VidaEen ruime villa van alle gemakken voorzien. Met een prachtig groot terras met zwembad. Je beschikt over een heerlijke buitenkeuken met BBQ en aparte koelkast in de geheel omheinde tuin. Langs een licht hellende weg loop je in een paar minuten naar het kleine strandje. Weer een paar honderd meter verder ligt een groter strand. Het centrum van het gezellige vissersplaatsje Moraira met vele terrasjes, restaurantjes en winkeltjes ligt eveneens op loopafstand (1 km) van je vakantievilla! Met zoveel gezelligheid en waterpret in de buurt kan je dus regelmatig de auto eens een dagje laten staan. Elke vrijdag wordt in het centrum de kleurrijke weekmarkt gehouden, waar ook veel Spanjaarden hun wekelijkse inkopen doen. Supermarkt en bakker al op 700 m. Laat je overweldigen door het schitterende binnenland van de Costa Blanca met zijn mooie natuurschoon en lieflijke dorpjes. En voor de kinderen rij je richting Benidorm (30 km) waar zij in het waterpretpark Aqualandia of het themapark Terra Mitica de dag van hun leven hebben! Sportief aangelegd? Tennissen kan in Teulada (8 km) en golfen bij Golfclub Ifach (2 km).
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vakantiehuisje : Las CerezasDeze typische Spaanse villa met privézwembad ligt in een beschermd natuurgebied Sierra Bermeja, ver weg van alle drukte en verkeer, tussen de heuvels met prachtig uitzicht op de bergen, vallei, de stad Estepona en de Middellandse Zee. De villa is geheel gelijkvloers en modern ingericht. Het zwembad is ideaal voor kinderen, het loopt van 1m geleidelijk af naar 1,75m diepte. Gelegen aan een kleine, maar goed verzorgde bergweg van 2km, bevind je je op ca. 10km van zee, strand, golf, winkels, het dierenpark Selwo, uitgaansgelegenheden, dolfijntrips etcetera. Op slechts 2km ligt het witte Moorse dorpje Casares waar je inkopen kunt doen. Málaga met de internationale luchthaven ligt op ca. 1 uur rijden, de steden Ronda en Granada op 2 uur rijden en Sevilla is een goede dagtrip op 3 uur rijden. De locatie is bijzonder geschikt voor hen die rust en stilte zoeken, temidden van prachtige natuur met veelzijdige flora en fauna, maar toch op korte afstand van alle bekende bezienswaardigheden aan de Costa del Sol en het directe achterland. 's Nachts kun je genieten van eindeloze sterrenhemels, er is geen 'lichtvervuiling', en je hoort de geluiden van de natuur extra goed!
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vakantiehuisje : Villa CalongeDeze vrijstaande villa vlakbij Calonge is perfect voor een groter reisgezelschap! Een grote familie, twee gezinnen of een groep vrienden; in welke samenstelling u ook bent, u zult het hier zeker naar uw zin hebben! Deze mooie villa in de wijk Mas Pere beschikt over een iets lager gelegen, omheind privé-zwembad (8 x 4 m), uiteraard met zonneterras rondom. Voor wat schaduw gaat u naar het overdekte terras met loungehoek of naar het terras met buitenkeuken. Wat een heerlijke plek voor het diner; het is overdekt, er is een stenen BBQ, koelkast en grote eethoek. Aan een borrelhoek is ook gedacht en de allerkleinsten vermaken zich met de schommel en glijbaan. Iedereen blij! Het dichtstbijzijnde strand is dat van Sant Antoni de Calonge (5,5 km). Rijdt u 3 km verder, dan bent u op het strand van het gezellige Platja d'Aro. Het waterpretpark Aquadiver en de golfbaan van Mas Nou liggen beide op zo'n 9 km. Toeren met de auto is zeker een aanrader, u bevindt zich namelijk in een prachtig stukje Costa Brava. Er zijn volop gezellige, middeleeuwse dorpjes en fotogenieke baaitjes met heerlijke stranden binnen een straal van zo'n 20 km.
          vakantiehuisje in Arenas, Spanje : Casa Marques voor 6 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Casa MarquesMooie villa met privézwembad gelegen in de heuvels van Arenas aan de Costa del Sol. Het vakantiehuis is gelijkvloers en ligt op een terrein van 5.500 m2, waar zich ook het huis van de eigenaar bevindt. Door de grootte van het terrein kunt u tijdens de vakantie genieten van de rust en de ruimte die het huis te bieden heeft. Voor vragen en informatie over de omgeving kunt u altijd bij de huiseigenaar terecht. De woning is netjes ingericht en beschikt over een mooie open keuken, die van alle gemakken is voorzien en in één van de badkamers is er een inloopdouche. Vanaf het terras loopt u via een trap het privézwembad in. Terwijl de kinderen een verfrissende duik nemen in het zwembad, kunt u tijdens het lezen van een goed boek helemaal tot rust komen en genieten van het schitterende uitzicht over de vallei. Het dichtstbijzijnde strand ligt op 12km afstand in Torre del Mar, met prachtige zandstranden, gezellige boulevard, winkeltjes en restaurants. Velez-Málaga ligt op slechts 15 autominuten rijden en Málaga op een half uur. Deze toeristische hoofdstad van de Costa del Sol heeft ondanks alle ontwikkelingen, zijn traditionele charme als havenstad behouden. Breng in Malága o.a. een bezoek aan het Picasso museum, de burcht Alcazaba en Castillo de Gibralfaro of aan de oudste tapas bar, ‘Antigua Casa de la Guardia’. Nerja met haar prachtige grotten bereikt u met een half uur rijden.
          vakantiehuisje in Playa de pals, Spanje : Vakantiepark Aparthotel Golf Beach voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : Vakantiepark Aparthotel Golf BeachDit moderne appartementencomplex is fraai gelegen op slechts 500 m van de zee en ligt in het mooiste gedeelte van de Costa Brava. Het complex beschikt over vijf verschillende types appartementen. Zo is er de ES-16988. Deze woning is geschikt voor 2 – 4 personen en beschikt over een gezellig balkon of terras. Daarnaast is er de ES-16986. Dit appartement is geschikt voor 2 – 5 personen. Ook is er de ES-17256-91. Dit type is geschikt voor 2 – 4 personen en beschikt ten opzichte van voorgaande types over een modernere badkamer en een strakkere inrichting. Ook beschikt de woning over Dolce Gusto koffie. Vervolgens is er de ES-16989. Deze woning is geschikt voor 4 personen en beschikt net zo als het voorgaande type (ES-17256-91) over een modernere badkamer, een strakkere inrichting en Dolce Gusto koffie. Tot slot is er de ES-16990. Dit type is geschikt voor 4 – 7 personen.
          vakantiehuisje in Isla canela, Spanje : La Quinta de Isla Canela voor 3 personen   
vakantiehuisje : La Quinta de Isla CanelaComfortabel ingericht appartement (2e etage, lift, gelegen op het schiereiland Isla Canela aan de Costa de la Luz en in de monding van de Guadiana rivier (natuurlijke grens tussen Spanje en Portugal). Het heeft de beschikking over een gezamenlijke tuin en een mooi zwembad (12,5x4x1,8m). Zee en strand liggen op slechts 3km. Het appartement heeft vanaf het balkon (16m2) direct uitzicht op de golfbaan. Het authentieke stadje Ayamonte (via brugverbinding) ligt op 3km. Het oude centrum van Faro (65km) en de schitterende stad Sevilla (135km) zijn zeker de moeite waard om te bezoeken, maar ook een bezoekje aan de oostelijke Algarve (Portugal) is mogelijk! In de zomer is het er goed vertoeven. Door de verkoelende zeewind wordt het niet benauwd warm en komt de max. temperatuur slechts af en toe boven de 35 graden. In de winter ligt de temperatuur tussen de 17 en 20 graden. Veel golfers bezoeken het gebied dan ook tussen oktober en april. Voor strand-, zee- en zonaanbidders is Isla Canela een ware belevenis. Met een grote verscheidenheid aan winkeltjes, terrasjes en restaurants direct gelegen aan de boulevard is het na een zonovergoten dag op het brede maar bovenal relatief rustige zandstrand heerlijk genieten van de Spaanse sfeer!
          Nature Photography: Pine Cones Fine Art Winter Nature Photography nature photos botanical art prints Still life Photography Bokeh Blue by MarianneLoMonaco   

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          Love Art: Love lights Fine Art Photography, valentines day light heart bokeh lovers couple art print Still life Photography Heart Print by MarianneLoMonaco   

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          Best packers and movers Mumbai (Delhi)   
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          This Bikini Is Made With Real Pizza And Cost $10,000!!!   
To celebrate National Bikini Day on July 5, Villa Italian Kitchen partnered with a food stylist to unleash a two-piece bathing suit made entirely out of pizza. Yes, real pizza. The post This Bikini Is Made With Real Pizza And Cost $10,000!!! appeared first on MAGIC 106.7.
          La soul music   
Negli anni Sessanta il movimento per i diritti civili scosse l’America intera. Martin Luther King guidò il popolo afroamericano in una grande marcia verso la libertà. E allo stesso tempo si mise in marcia anche la musica afroamericana, dando vita ad un’ondata, quella del soul, che ha segnato in maniera indelebile il decennio. Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, sono solo alcune delle personalità straordinarie emerse in quella travolgente stagione musicale, che verrà ricostruita nel nuovo appuntamento di “Lezioni di Rock” da Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo.
          Pedro unhappy with Diego Costa situation: “He is feared by defenders”   

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea forward Pedro still hopes that fellow Spain international Diego Costa will remain at the club. Costa was Chelsea’s top scorer [...]

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          Maryland to become first state with law to protect Planned Parenthood   

Maryland on Saturday will become the first state in the nation with a law to protect funding for Planned Parenthood from a possible federal cutoff.

Legislation ensuring that the state will cover the cost of the group's health care services in Maryland if Congress blocks it from receiving federal...


          Elvis Presley - Elvis 56   
Sono passati cinquant’anni, cinquantuno per la precisione, da quando il ciclone Elvis si abbattè sul mondo della musica popolare. E gli effetti non sono ancora passati del tutto. Lui, il re del rock, forse non sapeva che quello che stava facendo avrebbe cambiato il corso della storia della musica, forse si accontentava soltanto di muovere il bacino e cantare la musica nera con la voce di un bianco. Forse. Ma di certo nulla, dopo quelle canzoni cantate e incise più di cinquant’anni fa, è stato più lo stesso. Come ricostruiranno Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo nel nuovo appuntamento di Lezioni di rock.
          Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks   
Ci sono alcuni dischi che hanno cambiato il corso della storia, che hanno modificato il progresso delle cose, che hanno rivoluzionato in maniera completa il mondo della musica e della cultura giovanile. Uno di questi dischi è “Nevermind the bollocks” dei Sex Pistols. L’album, l’unico della produzione ufficiale della band inglese, è una implacabile collezione di singoli esplosivi, la “prima pietra” nella costruzione del mito del punk, un disco che ancora oggi, se ascoltato a tutto volume, sembra rimettere ordine, in maniera pregevolmente disordinata, nelle cose del rock. Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones e Paul Cook rovesciarono la tavola imbandita del rock per cambiare le regole del gioco. Gino Castaldo e Ernesto Assante vi riproporranno l’album dei Pistols domenica 3 febbraio, alle ore 11, al Teatro Studio
          This is how much American parents spend on their kids’ education   
The U.S. is not the worst when it comes to the high cost of school and college.

          Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street   
I grandi album del rock, raccontati con parole, immagini e suoni, da Gino Castaldo e Ernesto Assante. Dal 9 novembre si rinnova l’appuntamento quindicinale con la grande musica, illustrata attraverso “lezioni” che mettono ogni album nella prospettiva storica, ma allo stesso tempo raccontano curiosità, aneddoti, testi. “Exodus” di Bob Marley, “Wish you were here” dei Pink Floyd, “Il mio caro angelo” di Lucio Battisti, “Islands” dei King Crimson, “Songs in the key of life” di Stevie Wonder, “Aretha Now” di Aretha Frankiln, “Blonde on Blonde” di Bob Dylan, “Ok computer” dei Radiohead, “Abbey road” dei Beatles. Musica da sentire ma anche da vedere attraverso immagini e spezzoni che ripropongono storie rappresentate ancora in bianco e nero oppure raccontate con i colori psichedelici del flower power o ancora avvolte nel sole del reggae giamaicano. Un grande giro del mondo musicale attraverso l’ascolto e la riscoperta dei suoi più importanti dischi. Una serie di incontri nei quali si ripercorrono i grandi momenti della popular music, le incisioni indimenticabili, si ricostruiscono le storie dei personaggi che hanno segnato l’evoluzione della musica popolare nel secolo scorso.
          "Speciale Woodstock"   
“Speciale Woodstock” chiude la quarta stagione di Lezioni di Rock, la rassegna a cura di Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo, che racconta attraverso filmati, aneddoti e curiosità i grandi momenti della popular music, le incisioni indimenticabili, le storie dei personaggi che hanno segnato l’evoluzione della musica popolare nel secolo scorso. Un evento speciale, durante il quale Assante e Castaldo, autori del libro in uscita “Il tempo di Woodstock” (Laterza), faranno rivivere, a quaranta anni di distanza, insieme a ospiti importanti e attraverso testimonianze, filmati e ascolti, la più grande kermesse della storia della musica. Il 30 giugno 2009 nessun concerto dal vivo nella cavea, ma una festosa celebrazione in piena regola, durante la quale si potranno rivedere le più suggestive immagini live della maratona musicale del 1969, ascoltare i racconti di chi c’era e di chi avrebbe voluto esserci, ricostruire la storia e rivivere l’emozione di quel momento collettivo che ha rivoluzionato la storia della musica dal vivo e del costume.
          Beatles - Remastered   
La band di maggior successo negli ultimi mesi? I Beatles, tornati in auge con la rimasterizzazione di tutti i loro album. Quale occasione migliore, allora, per andare a riascoltare il meglio della produzione dei “Favolosi Quattro” in questa nuova, smagliante, splendida nuova edizione? La nuova stagione delle “Lezioni di Rock” apre propoendo non uno ma tredici dischi, tutti gli album della leggendaria produzione dei Lennon, McCartney, Harrison e Starr, album che nella nuova edizione digitale risplendono ancora di più e meglio di quando, oltre quarant’anni fa, sono stati pubblicati per la prima volta. Dal primo singolo fino a “The Long and winding road”, Assante e Castaldo vi accompagneranno nello straordinario mondo dei Beatles, in una sorta di “magical mistery tour” tra le loro canzoni più belle, provando a ricostruire una storia artistica e creativa che ancora oggi rimane ineguagliata.
          Minardo (F.I.) “Per le imminenti regionali nel centrodestra è indispensabile ricercare l’unità”   

La disastrosa condizione in cui versa la Regione impone a quanti ambiscono a governarla, nell’imminente futuro, di ricercare la costruzione di coalizioni quanto più ampie ed inclusive, privilegiando gli elementi che uniscono, rispetto a quelli che dividono. E’ anche arrivato il momento di mettere da parte risentimenti personali e di guardare al futuro con ottimismo ed […]

L'articolo Minardo (F.I.) “Per le imminenti regionali nel centrodestra è indispensabile ricercare l’unità” sembra essere il primo su Ragusa Telegraph.


          Queen - A night at the opera   
Le grandi storie del rock, raccontate con parole, immagini e suoni, da Gino Castaldo e Ernesto Assante. Dal 1 novembre si rinnova l’appuntamento quindicinale con la musica, illustrata attraverso “lezioni” che mettono ogni episodio artistico nella prospettiva storica, ma allo stesso tempo raccontano curiosità, aneddoti, testi. Musica da sentire ma anche da vedere attraverso immagini e spezzoni che ripropongono vicende artistiche rappresentate con gli stili diversi delle varie epoche. Un grande giro del mondo attraverso l’ascolto e la riscoperta delle tappe più significative di questa piccola grande storia. Una serie di incontri nei quali si ripercorrono i grandi momenti del rock e non solo, le incisioni indimenticabili, si ricostruiscono le storie dei personaggi che hanno segnato l’evoluzione della musica popolare.
          2001 Odissea nello spazio   
Se c’è un film che ha legato in maniera straordinariamente creativa la musica e il cinema questo è 2001 Odissea nello spazio di Stanley Kubrick, un capolavoro assoluto, non solo nei temi e nelle immagini ma soprattutto nel rapporto con la musica e il suono. A Lezioni di rock un percorso nell’ascolto e nella visione di questo lavoro straordinario, arricchito con molti altri esempi di come la musica e il cinema, il rock in particolare, abbiano saputo costruire scenari inattesi e offrire soluzioni inedite.
          John Lennon   
Lezioni di Rock celebra John Lennon con un grande evento serale in Sala Sinopoli. John Winston Lennon è il leggendario compositore e cantante dei Beatles che insieme a Paul McCartney ha formato una delle più importanti partnership musicali di successo della storia della musica del ventesimo secolo componendo alcune tra le canzoni più famose di sempre. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo ricostruiranno gli eventi più importanti della sua carriera e della sua vita conclusasi tragicamente proprio venti anni fa, l’8 dicembre 1980, di fronte all’Hotel Dakota di New York.
          Royal Pains Alum Paulo Costanzo Joins Designated Survivor as a Series Regular   
Paulo Costanzo will shake things up as a social media savvy whiz kid when Designated Survivor returns for Season 2. The former [...]
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While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          Atari Lynx Warranty Flip Side - 10.24.2008   

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          IRSE Signalling Installer - Kelly Group - Scotland   
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Arlington, Position Summary: Assist the government with the establishment of scenario-based Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) for NSD programs that adhere to the best practices of the ‘GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide’ and provides the functionality to run budget options and alternatives analysis (i.e. what-if scenarios) to assist in budget formulation. The contractor shall collaborate with government
          Cost Analyst/Estimator   
Arlington, Position Summary: Assist the government with the establishment of scenario-based Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) for NSD programs that adhere to the best practices of the ‘GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide’ and provides the functionality to run budget options and alternatives analysis (i.e. what-if scenarios) to assist in budget formulation. The contractor shall collaborate with government
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          Finca punta de el hidalgo    
finca de 80000 m2 en la misma costa , entre el mar y la carretera que va al cementerio / tf-13 ( camino final ) , con posibilidad de adquirir otros 50000 m2 adyacentes también en venta y que completarían un total de unas 13 hectáreas se puede visualizar con estos datos a través de la página web del catastro. referencia catastral : 38023a000fq provincia s/c de tenerife...
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- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2015 (unless specified) and forecast period 2015-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
- Detailed overview of the global wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends, installed capacity split by major hydropower countries in 2015 and key owners information of various regions.
- Power market scenario in Sweden and provides detailed market overview, installed capacity and power generation trends by various fuel types (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) with forecasts up to 2030.
- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2015.
- Detailed overview of Sweden wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming wind projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden wind power market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and wind power in particular.
- Company snapshots of some of the major market participants in the country.

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Table of Contents:

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

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Cientistas do Canadá lançaram o que promete ser o maior estudo do mundo sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro.

Publicado na BBC Brasil

Eles esperam que pessoas de todo o mundo se registrem pela internet para fazer testes cognitivos e participar do experimento.

Jogos de computador testarão habilidades como raciocínio, compreensão da linguagem e tomada de decisões.

O estudo é coordenado pelo neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen, do Instituto de Cérebro e Mente da Universidade Western, no Canadá.

“Sabemos como nos sentimos após uma noite mal dormida, mas conhecemos muito pouco sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro. Queremos ver como isso afeta a cognição, a memória e a habilidade de concentração”, diz ele.

A equipe irá analisar o desempenho dos participantes nos testes cognitivos e avaliar os diferentes resultados a partir das horas dormidas.

A necessidade diária de sono varia de pessoa para pessoa, mas se o estudo conseguir reunir um número significativo de voluntários, permitirá aos cientistas determinar um número médio de horas necessárias para a otimização da função cerebral.

O repórter da BBC Fergus Walsh e mais quatro voluntários passaram a noite na Universidade Western, onde testaram os jogos e puderam verificar como a falta de sono afeta o desempenho cognitivo.

Fergus Walsh Image caption Voluntários (no sentido horário): Hooman Ganjavi, Sylvie Salewski, Evan Agnew e Cecilia Kramar

Fergus Walsh
Image caption Voluntários (no sentido horário): Hooman Ganjavi, Sylvie Salewski, Evan Agnew e Cecilia Kramar

Voluntários

Hooman Ganjavi, 42 anos, psiquiatra, acostumado a fazer plantões noturnos: “Durmo apenas de quatro a cinco horas por noite. Sei que a falta de sono aumenta o risco de doenças cardíacas e de derrame, mas, como muitos médicos, não aplico essas regras ao meu dia a dia”.

Sylvie Salewski, 31 anos, mãe de duas meninas pequenas: “Para mim uma boa noite de sono é quando elas me acordam duas ou três vezes; não consigo me lembrar do que é dormir uma noite toda sem ser incomodada; normalmente me sinto meio desnorteada no dia seguinte”.

Evan Agnew, 75 anos, vigia aposentado: “Nunca dormi mais de oito horas de sono por noite, e na minha idade não acho que preciso de mais de quatro horas. Acabo complementando meu sono durante o dia com um ou dois cochilos”.

Cecilia Kramar, 31 anos, neurocientista que faz pesquisas cognitivas com camundongos noturnos, o que significa passar noites em claro no laboratório: “Quando não durmo muito, não consigo fazer nada complicado no dia seguinte, como ler uma revista científica, porque meu cérebro não funciona bem”.

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Owen Lab, Western Image caption Testes foram refeitos depois de noite mal dormida

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Testes

Os testes podem ser jogados em qualquer computador, tablet ou smartphone.

Double Trouble: Você deve clicar na palavra debaixo que corresponde à cor na qual a palavra acima está escrita. Exemplo: se a palavra na linha superior é “azul”, mas está em vermelho, você deve clicar na palavra da linha inferior que também está em vermelho, mesmo se estiver escrito “azul”.

Odd One Out: Começa simples, mas vai se tornando cada vez mais complexo. Você tem de achar o objeto que não pertence ao grupo.

Grammatical reasoning: A afirmação sobre o diagrama é verdadeira ou falsa? Parece fácil, até você começar a lidar com negações.

Spatial planning: O jogo testa a habilidade de planejar com antecedência – como todos os jogos, mede as competências cognitivas que usamos repetidamente durante todo o dia.

Desempenho

“Depois de ficarmos acordados até as 4h, podemos dormir por 4h. Quando refizemos os testes cognitivos durante a manhã, Evan, Cecilia e eu tivemos um desempenho muito pior do que na noite anterior”, conta o repórter da BBC.

Hooman – que está acostumado a ficar de plantão – não registrou uma variação negativa em sua pontuação, enquanto que a de Sylvie chegou, inclusive, a melhorar.

“Embora fique um pouco desnorteada durante a manhã, talvez tenha me acostumado a funcionar com pouco sono. Tenho de estar funcionando assim que meus filhos acordam, então é normal para mim”, disse Sylvie.

Sempre soube que não funciono direito quando não durmo bem, então para mim não foi surpresa que minha pontuação tenha caído dramaticamente durante a manhã.

No caso de Walsh, da BBC, para descobrir o que estava acontecendo com seu cérebro, ele repetiu os testes cognitivos dentro de uma máquina de tomografia computadorizada.

“Meu cérebro foi examinado duas vezes – depois de uma noite de sono normal e logo depois de uma noite mal dormida. A tomografia é capaz de detectar o fluxo de sangue no meu cérebro – as áreas que estão trabalhando mais intensamente são identificadas pelas manchas laranjas”, explica.

OWEN LAB, WESTERN Image caption Imagem à esquerda mostra atividade do cérebro do repórter durante testes cognitivos depois de uma noite de sono normal, enquanto a da direita, do seu cérebro privado de sono

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Image caption Imagem à esquerda mostra atividade do cérebro do repórter durante testes cognitivos depois de uma noite de sono normal, enquanto a da direita, do seu cérebro privado de sono

A comparação entre as duas imagens não deixou dúvidas: por causa da falta de sono, o cérebro do jornalista apresentou um nível de atividade bem baixa.

“Há muito menos atividade nos lobos frontal e parietais – áreas que sabemos serem cruciais para a tomada de decisões, a solução de problemas e a memória”, explica Owen, o coordenador do estudo.

Todos nós sabemos que é perigoso dirigir quando estamos cansados, porque nosso tempo de reação diminui e podemos dormir ao volante.

Mas os efeitos da falta de sono no nosso cotidiano são bem menos compreendidos.

“Pode ser que a falta de sono esteja tendo efeitos muito profundos na tomada de decisão e talvez a gente devesse evitar tomar decisões importantes como comprar uma casa ou mesmo se casar depois de uma noite mal dormida”, avalia Owen.

Fergus Walsh Image caption Estudo é encabeçado por neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen

Fergus Walsh
Image caption Estudo é encabeçado por neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen

Resultado

Passamos praticamente um terço das nossas vidas dormindo. Ou seja, o sono é tão vital para a nossa saúde quanto os alimentos que ingerimos e o ar que respiramos.

Mas nossa cultura de estarmos ligados durante 24 horas por dia está reduzindo nossas horas de sono.

No mês passado, um estudo na revista científica Nature Reviews Neuroscience apontou que havia “uma compreensão notavelmente pequena” das consequências da falta de sono crônica para o cérebro.

A pesquisa dizia que mais estudos são necessários face ao que chamou de “declínio considerável da duração de sono em todas as nações industrializadas”.


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Ao esquecer detalhes que não são importantes, o seu cérebro está ajudando você a tomar as decisões certas

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Sabe aquelas pessoas que vivem se gabando de ter uma memória perfeita? Nunca esquecem nenhum nome, a cidade que visitaram há 10 anos, lembram todos os detalhes dos filmes. De acordo com cientistas, você deveria deixar de invejar essa gente, pois esquecer é uma coisa normal e, veja só, ainda te torna mais inteligente.

Em uma pesquisa publicada recentemente na Neuron, e divulgada pela Time, o time de cientistas liderado por Paul Frankland e Blake Richards, da Universidade de Toronto, concluiu que o principal objetivo da memória não é transmitir a informação de forma mais precisa ao longo do tempo. E, sim, otimizar o poder de decisão inteligente ao se apegar ao que é realmente importante e “esquecendo” o que é irrelevante.

“É importante que o cérebro esqueça detalhes irrelevantes e, em vez disso, se concentre em tudo o que vai ajudar a tomar decisões práticas no mundo real”, afirma Blake Richards, que integra o programa Learning in Machine and Brains (Aprendizado em Máquinas e Cérebros).

Após estudar e cruzar informações sobre memória, perda de memória e atividade cerebral em seres humanos e animais, os pesquisadores perceberam que o cérebro cria novas conexões que se sobrepõem às mais antigas. Essa observação foi feita nos estudos de Frankland com cobaias, provando que as células do cérebro são formadas no hipocampo – região associada com o aprendizado de novas coisas. As conexões que surgem a partir dos conhecimentos substituem as memórias antigas e tornam seu acesso mais difícil.

Essa troca constante de memórias antigas por novas pode trazer verdadeiros benefícios evolucionários, dizem os pesquisadores. Por exemplo: nos permite adaptar a novas situações, deixando de lado as informações desatualizada e potencialmente enganosas.

“Se você está tentando viver sua vida e seu cérebro insiste em relembrar memórias conflitantes, isso torna mais difícil que você tome uma decisão acertada”, diz Richards.

Nossos cérebros também nos ajudam a esquecer fatos específicos, mas retêm uma ideia geral do que aconteceu. Isso, dizem os pesquisadores, nos dá a habilidade de generalizar experiências anteriores e aplicar o conhecimento em situações atuais.

Os cientistas afirmam que é normal admirar aquela pessoa que sempre vence nos jogos de memória, como Master, Perfil ou Imagem e Ação. ‘Mas o fato é que o processo da evolução formou nossa memória não para ganhar jogos de trivia, mas para tomar decisões inteligentes”, diz Richards. “E quando você olha para o que é necessário a fim de tomar decisões inteligentes, então podemos argumentar que é saudável esquecer algumas coisas”.

O que isso significa para quem vive esquecendo nomes e detalhes que acabou de ler, pessoas que encontrou ontem ou até mesmo onde deixou as chaves de casa? Para Richards, essas pessoas deveriam se exigir menos, dentro do limite do razoável.

“Ninguém quer esquecer tudo o que aprendeu, e se você anda esquecendo mais do que o normal, aí sim tem uma razão para se preocupar”, diz o pesquisador. “Mas se você costuma esquecer um ou outro detalhe, é provavelmente um sinal de que o seu sistema de memória é perfeitamente saudável e está fazendo exatamente o que deveria”.

Considerando-se a atual sociedade em que vivemos, em que há computadores por todo lado e a possibilidade de pesquisar tudo no Google, Richards afirma que nossos cérebros não precisam mais guardar uma quantidade enorme de informações, como número de telefone e quem foi o primeiro homem a pisar na Lua. “Ao invés de guardar essas informações irrelevantes, nossos cérebros estão liberados para arquivar memórias que realmente fazem diferença para nossas vidas”, diz.

O pesquisador recomenda ainda uma “limpeza” regular no sistema de memória – facilmente resolvido com idas frequentes à academia ou se exercitando em casa e nos parques.

“Nós sabemos que a atividade física aumenta o número de neurônios no hipocampo”, diz. Sim, isso talvez faça com que algumas memórias se percam, diz, “mas são exatamente aqueles detalhes da sua vida que não têm importância, e que talvez estejam te impedindo de tomar boas decisões”.


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          Love or Lose? Summer nail trends   
Summer's best nail looks have been popping up everywhere.The biggest trends I've been seeing is the so fun highlight finger and neon nails. 

I didn't want to waste the cost of a manicure on a trend that I wasn't so sure I was ready to embrace...so first thing's first-conquer the DIY manicure. My friend Lauren is great at doing her own nails and gave me a few pointers. The biggest tip she gave was to lie in bed and let your nails dry as you fall asleep at night. It has taken some practice but I seem to be making progress and saving some $$. Here is my first attempt at the neon mani:
Next up, I'm going to try the new trend of painting your ring finger different than the rest of your nails, otherwise known as the mix mani. I have reservations about this but color blocking is in so it might be worth the try. Would you rock this trend?


Super Chic!

The one glitter nail is definitely doable!

Perfect for a summer wedding!

          Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader   

Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM Focuses on Sales   

Industrial CRM Focuses on Sales

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/12/2007 -- The CRM industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations. The concern for most businesses today is not a lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line.

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

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

The Commence solution is designed to meet the following objectives:

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

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

Caretsky assures that "Industrial management recognizes this problem and realizes that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time."

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9988.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Industrial CRM Achieves Sales Optimization   

Commence Industrial CRM Achieves Sales Optimization

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

The Commence solution is designed to meet the following objectives:

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

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

The CRM industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations. The concern for most businesses today is not a lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line.

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

Caretsky assures that "Industrial management recognizes this problem and realizes that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time."

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9742.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled   

Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer   

Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer Relationship Management

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/15/2006 -- The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). a proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing high quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and an immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance and commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction and discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during this phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications will be made to tune the solution to the customers' specific requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9649.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


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          SaaS for Industrial CRM Lead by Commence   

SaaS for Industrial CRM Lead by Commence

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/08/2006 -- Commence CRM On-Demand is delivered over the Internet at a fixed monthly fee per user and requires no upfront IT infrastructure cost.

Commence CRM On-Demand is a web-based CRM solution that enables businesses to manage customer relationships in an organized and efficient manner. An intuitive set of ready to use applications automates the customer facing aspects of manufacturing that directly impacts sales execution and customer service. Commence On-Demand is customizable and offers extensive reporting and graphical analysis.

Solutions are available for the following:

Contact Management
Sales Force Automation
Marketing and Campaign Management
Customer Service/Support
Project Management Accounting

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9547.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM via the STEP System   

Industrial CRM via the STEP System

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/30/2006 -- Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems. The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). a proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing high quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and an immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance and commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction and discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during this phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications will be made to tune the solution to the customers specific requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9402.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits   

CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits

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

Platform Highlights

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

Platform Benefits include:

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

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

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9090.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          S.T.E.P. Formula Changes Industrial CRM Efficiency   

S.T.E.P. Formula Changes Industrial CRM Efficiency

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/10/2006 -- The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to Assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). A proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing High quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By Working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company Acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver Business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This Has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and An immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource Requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the Implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful Installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic Objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance And commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly Define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction And discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during This phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the Implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system Administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each Department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system Integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as Setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop Down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative Training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications Will be made to tune the solution to the customers specific Requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be Provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9020.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


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          Aparecen ‘brotes verdes’, pero la mitad de la gente gana menos de $10.000    
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Hay señales de recuperación, pero no impactan en la gente y la campaña ya llegó.

El Gobierno nacional se entusiasma por dos razones: aparecen datos positivos en la economía y coinciden con el inicio de la campaña electoral. El problema es que esos ‘brotes verdes’ están lejos de aliviar la situación de millones de argentinos que han visto deteriorada su economía personal desde la llegada de Cambiemos al poder. Según el Indec, la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes.

Pero volviendo sobre los ‘brotes’, parecen innegables ciertas señales positivas que reflejan los diarios Ámbito Financiero, BAE y Cronista (muy disímiles entre sí en su línea editorial con respecto al Gobierno de Mauricio Macri).

En Cronista se destaca este viernes (30/6) que las empresas que cotizan en Bolsa ganaron 95% más que en 2016 según el Instituto Argentino de Mercado de Capitales (IAMC). Las 87 firmas de origen nacional que cotizan en bolsa tuvieron ganancias por u$s 1400 millones en el primer trimestre, lo que significó un avance del 95% con respecto al mismo período de 2016.

En tanto, de los 25 sectores económicos representados en la bolsa argentina, 19 exhibieron resultados positivos y 15 de ellos mejoraron con respecto a los primeros tres meses de 2016.

En el primer trimestre de este año hubo 6 sectores (transporte de gas, distribución de gas, transporte de energía eléctrica, construcción, manufacturas de origen industrial y agricultura y ganadería) que habían reportado pérdidas entre enero y marzo del año pasado y revirtieron la situación en 2017.

Por su parte, Ámbito Financiero refleja que tras 15 caídas consecutivas, la industria creció un 2,7% en mayo. El dato pertenece al INDEC pero se ubicó en línea con lo esperado por el mercado.

Se trata de la suba interanual del quinto mes del año y el Estimador Mensual Industrial (EMI) cortó una racha de 15 meses consecutivos en baja.

También la Industria alimenticia presentó alzas en casi todos sus componentes, excepto la producción de lácteos que bajó el 1,5% en términos interanuales.

El Diario BAE destaca que el impulso se dio por el repunte en las fábricas automotrices ya que las exportaciones de vehículos de transporte crecieron 30% en mayo.

Otro ‘motor’ de la economía como la construcción también registró un crecimiento del 10,3% en mayo y anotó su tercera suba consecutiva. Consolidó la recuperación del sector y alcanzó un trimestre de crecimiento por encima de los dos dígitos.

La recuperación del sector mostró en mayo un aumento del 26,3% en los pedidos de construcción de emprendimientos privados en los 41 municipios mas importantes del país según el Indec, que es el registro más alto de los últimos tres años. Ese indicador mostró una suba del 20,8% en mayo respecto de abril último.

Y no menos importante: La mejora de la actividad permitió un crecimiento de los puestos de trabajo en abril pasado del 6,3% interanual mientras que en los primeros cuatro meses del año se crearon más de 22 mil nuevos empleos, de acuerdo con los datos de los puestos de trabajos registrados en la seguridad social.

El problema es que los brotes tardan en aliviar la situación social. El Indec también informó que la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes. Se trata de una realidad que Cambiemos sabe que debe modificar y que será eje de la campaña opositora.

Según destaca BAE, la desigualdad social casi no se redujo: de acuerdo al índice de Gini, la distribución de la riqueza en el país casi no cambió con respecto al año pasado.

Seis de cada diez habitantes con trabajo no alcanzaban a superar con sus ingresos individuales el costo de la canasta básica total, condición que también enfrentaban el 40% de los hogares, indicó el Indec.

Según el estudio oficial, el 60 por ciento de la población tenía niveles de ingresos promedios de 13.093 pesos, situación en la que se encuentran más de 9,5 millones de personas.

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Este viernes (30/6) los diarios Ámbito Financiero, BAE y Cronista (muy disímiles entre sí en su línea editorial con respecto al Gobierno de Mauricio Macri) destacan que las empresas que cotizan en Bolsa ganaron 95% más que en 2016; que la industria creció un 2,7% en mayo y que la construcción también creció un 10,3% en el mismo mes. Son todos datos positivos que hablan de la existencia real de los denominados ‘brotes verdes’ de los que tanta publicidad viene haciendo el oficialismo. Estas novedades, cerca de la campaña electoral, son otra buena noticia para Cambiemos. Pero hay otra realidad que parece ir paralela: la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes, según el Indec.
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Aparecen ‘brotes verdes’, pero la mitad de la gente gana menos de $10.000
Marcar como "Tema del día": 
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Marcar como "Ahora": 
Marcar como "Destacada redonda": 
Marcar como "Nota Destacada": 
Marcar como "Destacada en su Sección": 
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Marcar como zona "Videoteca": 
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          robo on "FS - Chris King Threadset BB with No.9 Conversion Kit for 68mm/GXP"   

Used for around 4 months Summer riding, in excellent condition. Bought new from a Chris King dealer in Cumbria.

Includes the No.9 conversion kit for GXP cranks on a 68mm BB shell. Full details of compatibility and conversion kits on the [url=Full details of the bottom bracket and conversion kits are available on the Chris King website: https://chrisking.com/products/11CK website[/url]

Pics here

Looking for £90 for both (posted), or £80 for just the BB (posted). Cost new around £180 from memory.

Any questions, please email (details in profile), cheers robo


          Re: Stumptown Comics Fest   
Damn! You people attacking this comic are acting like I would imagine Moslem fanatics would act if their prophet were denigrated in their eyes by, say a Comedy Central animation show.

I can only wonder how batshit crazy you would all get if one of the nerds turned out to be Santa dressed up in a furry costume.
Posted by That British Guy
          monksie on "Charge Plug Singlespeed / Fixie Bike - Superb Condition - £170"   

Size Medium. Just had a new chain fitted as an upgrade to the original. Currently fitted with Continental City Ride reflective side wall tyres and Shimano SPD's. Completely standard apart from that. Single speed or fixie flip-flop hub. Lovely condition and working order.
Can be supplied as it is or I can fit Schwalbe Ultremo 23mm kevlar black and white race tyres for an extra £10. The spd's can also be swapped for some black flat pedals at no extra cost.
The bike is in fantastic condition and rides perfectly.
Collection or meet up High Peak / Dark Peak / Manchester / Buxton kind of areas.
Photo's here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138279452@N08


          Metallurgical And Chemicl Aspects Ot The Surgical Instruments Made From Matensitic Stainless Steel.   
The main necessity of all types of surgical instruments from the surgeon's point of view is Resistance To Corrosion.Hence, while evaluating alloy for an instrument, it is extremely essential to consider this property.However,the other factors,pertaining to manufacturing such as Forge-ability ,Weld-ability,Machine-ability,Cost etc; are also important.

Both martensitic and austenitic stainless steel are used for the manufacturing of surgical instruments.The typical applications include:-

i- AISI-304 (For Sheet Metal Item)
ii-AISI-410 (For Homeostatic Forceps)
iii-AISI-420 (For Scissors And Ronguers)
iv-AISI-440 (For Knives And Dental Pliers)

The carbon content between 0.12 to 0.15 is sufficient for Forceps as the requirement of hardness is up to 40 HRC,but for cutting instruments like Scissors and Knives, the carbon content, must be at least between 0.30 to 0.35%.The Chromium content up to 13% is acceptable, as up to this range, corrosion can be controlled,provided  proper fabrication polishing and cleaning methods are followed.

          Principal Technology Engineer - NextEra Energy - Saint Paul, MN   
Interfaces with WindLogics and other Corporate departments. WindLogics provides innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that enable low cost, reliable...
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          IT Developer with Microsoft Dynamics AX Experience - Carr Textile - Fenton, MO   
Create better web interface to AX for inventory and costing for customers to view. RM COCO is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics AX Developer to join their team...
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          Casa en venta en ALICANTE, , 197500 euros y 2 dormitorios   
197500
Conjunto Residencial en la Costa Blanca con 76 viviendas con piscina y jardín comunitario.Dispone de 20 bungalows de 2 y 3 dormitorios en planta baja con jardín o planta alta con solarium y 56 villas semiadosadas de 2 ó 3 dormitorios con parcela...
2 habitaciones 3 baños 125 m² 1.580 €/m² cocina terraza piscina sistema de alarma cocina equipada jardín horno
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:57:40 +0200
          Upgrading Domino Server from 7.0.2. to 8.5.2. Physical or Virtual Server?   

What is your actual issue?

Can it be done yes.

You will have to watch your licensing PUVs to ensure you don't "break out" by visualizing domino on a more powerful server. It has to do more with the cpu power than what you could do. Cost wise, it may be cheaper to install a small physical machine than to upgrade to a multicore virtual machine.


          Trump Urges GOP To Repeal Obama Law Now, Replace Later   

President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law by “immediately” repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders dismissed months ago as politically unwise. Trump’s early-morning tweet embraced a sequential approach favored by only a handful of conservatives eager to take quick action on one of the party’s foremost priorities — repealing Obamacare, something Republicans have long promised to do. But his suggestion threatened to sharpen divisions between conservatives and moderates, who are leery of stripping coverage from millions of constituents without something to substitute for it. “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” Trump tweeted. Supporters of that idea include Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. House and Senate leaders long ago abandoned initial thoughts of first erasing Obama’s law, and then replacing it. Such a step-by-step approach would leave Republicans vulnerable to Democratic accusations that they were simply tossing people off coverage without helping them obtain medical care. It could also roil insurance markets by prompting insurers to flee or boost premiums because of worries over whether, when and how Congress would replace the statute. And the idea would leave unresolved the quandary stumping lawmakers today — how to replace Obama’s system of online insurance markets, tax subsidies and an expanded Medicaid with something that will get enough Republican votes to pass Congress. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to comment on Trump’s tweet. Underscoring the fissures within the GOP, conservative group leaders welcomed Trump’s suggestion but said it didn’t go far enough because it could open the door to a subsequent bipartisan compromise to replace Obama’s law. They accused McConnell of not wanting to go far enough and protecting GOP moderates who want to keep parts of the statute, such as insurance coverage requirements. “It’s distressing to see so many Republicans who’ve lied about their commitment to repeal. Mitch McConnell wants to amend Obamacare,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said in a conference call. Mimicking a southern accent, the New Jersey-born Cuccinelli said, “Root and branch, root and branch,” repeating an expression McConnell once used about how thoroughly he wanted to repeal the Obama law. On Thursday, Senate Republicans were considering breaking a stalemate over what their replacement bill should do by preserving a tax boost Obama’s law imposed on high earners. Keeping that tax increase in place was a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul. The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things achieved by Obama — underscores McConnell’s feverish effort to rescue the Senate legislation from the brink of possible defeat. The money from the tax boost would instead be used to bolster proposed health care subsidies for lower-income people. The change, proposed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would give a more populist flavor to the bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that as the legislation now is written, it would boost out-of-pocket costs for many poor consumers and produce 22 million uninsured people while cutting around $700 billion in taxes over a […]

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          Casa en venta en ALICANTE, , 149000 euros y 3 dormitorios   
149000
Don Benito - Altos de Polop es nuestro nuevo Residencial en la Costa Blanca con 76 viviendas¡YA A LA VENTA!Con las mismas calidades y acabados que el exitoso Zenia Manantialpresentamos: Todas las viviendas con amplia zona de salón-comedor y...
3 habitaciones 2 baños 93 m² 1.602 €/m² cocina terraza piscina sistema de alarma horno
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:25:25 +0200
          Piso en venta en ALICANTE, , 315000 euros y 2 dormitorios   
315000
Promoción en venta de las últimas viviendas del conjunto Residencial Sea Coast.Es el lugar ideal para vivir en la costa Alicantina frente al Mar Mediterráneo, primera línea de playa.Este residencial de lujo está situado en primera línea de playa...
2 habitaciones 2 baños 80 m² 3.937 €/m² terraza piscina jardín
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:50:50 +0200
          Event Manager - Team Entertainment and Media - Orissa Assembly, Orissa   
- *Event* Planning: Concept Ideation, Estimate Budgeting Costing, Ascertain Deliverables, -Design Marketing Strategies, Sponsorships, Design/Printing of ₹25,000 a month
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          Terraced House for Rent   
850
Two joint double bedrooms at Hayes ub3 near to Heathrow airport and Uxbridge All bills included Nearest bus stop u4 Newly decorated Included separate microwave and fridge friger One room will cost425Two rooms 850Suitable for friends, students,...
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:40:05 +0200
          The Black Rose looks to be moving into the former Benny's Burritos space on Avenue A   


The Black Rose, the bar that recently lost its space at 117 Avenue A, is looking to move a block to the south and reopen in the former corner home of Benny's Burritos, according to paperwork filed ahead of next month's CB3-SLA committee meeting.



In late April, the Marshal took possession of the bar space between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place on behalf of landlord Steve Croman. There were accusation that Croman forced the bar out, even removing the boiler.

As for Benny's, the restaurant closed on Nov. 29, 2014. The corner space at Sixth Street has sat empty since then. The Benny's awning remains up...


[Photo from yesterday]

Benny's owner Mark Merker said that they were having trouble staying afloat, as costs and rents rose while competition increased from Chipotle and other restaurants that served burritos. Benny's limped along for a few months with a smaller, mostly to-go spot next door. They closed in February 2015. This space became a 99¢ pizza place called 99¢ Pizza, which seems to do brisk business.

There's not much more information about the new Black Rose at this month. The full questionnaire isn't online yet. And it will be somewhat new given that much of the bar's interior ended up on the corner of Avenue A and Seventh Street, where Jerry launched the short-lived Tompkins Square Park Art Bar.

The July CB3-SLA committee meeting is July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at a rather strange venue — Ian Schrager's luxury Public Hotel, 215 Chrystie St.
          Le tasse nell'ambito professionale, 2°   
Dopo la "mazzata" del prelievo fiscale e della ritenuta d'acconto, un pò tutti ci chiediamo: ma cosa possiamo detrarre dalla denuncia dei redditi di tutte quelle spese che affrontiamo quotidianamente per svolgere la nostre professione?
Sicuramente possiamo detrarre totalmente tutte quelle spese che direttamente sono correlate all'attività stessa: articoli di cancelleria, carta, toner, marche da bollo, ecc.
Poi possiamo detrarre totalmente anche le spese dei collaboratori, dei costi energetici degli studi professionali (energia elettrica, gas/metano per riscaldamento), spese per l'aggiornamento, acquisto di beni strumentali, come le stampanti, i software, il personal computer, i plotter, ecc.

Per poter effettuare la detrazione è indispensabile che l'acquisto venga documentato con una fattura, uno scontrino "parlante" (quello che riporta il codice fiscale) o una ricevuta.
In ogni caso la spesa va documentata.

... continua ...


          The Guardian view on Grenfell Tower: more heads must roll | Editorial   
Kensington and Chelsea council has failed to manage the fallout of the disaster. Ministers should put the local authority into special measures and send in a new team to take over the running of it

Kensington and Chelsea’s political and administrative leadership failed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. In the days after the deadly fire – which has now claimed 80 lives – so cack-handed and chaotic was the council response that responsibilty for taking care of the survivors was handed over to a central government-appointed team of London’s council chiefs. Kensington and Chelsea’s own chief executive Nicholas Holgate only went after the communities secretary intervened to tell him to go. Mr Holgate seems to have thought he should have been allowed to continue collecting his £15,000-a-month pay cheque despite appearing useless in an emergency. Kensington council leader Nick Paget-Brown disgracefully suggested sprinklers were not fitted during the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower because residents did not want the disruption. His attempt to block journalists from a council meeting which he shut down when the courts forced him to hold it with the media present was shameful. It’s unbelievable it took No 10 to intervene before Mr Paget-Brown went.

Grenfell Tower is a catastrophe at the heart of the country’s capital and after two weeks the council cannot get a grip on the situation. It’s good news that the chief executive of the company that managed the Grenfell Tower resigned – but it should just be a prelude to the removal of the rest of the council leadership on whose behalf he operated. Given the acute need in the borough to heal divisions, reassure residents and provide long-term services to victims, the time has come for central government to relieve Tory councillors of duties they patently cannot fulfil. It seems clear that local politicians, including deputy leader Rock Feilding-Mellen, who chaired the council’s housing committee and oversaw the refurbishment of the 24-storey block, are perhaps too consumed with the questions of responsibility – such as did cost-cutting play a part in the disaster – that the fire raises. There may be plenty more prodding from a public inquiry, police investigations into potential criminal offences, inquests into the deaths and potentially a slew of civil claims.

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          Familiares de tres desaparecidos en el hundimiento de una grúa reclaman una nueva investigación   
Familiares de tres desaparecidos en el hundimiento de una grúa reclaman
una nueva investigación
14YMEDIO, La Habana | Junio 30, 2017

Un presentimiento la llevó a hacer aquella llamada. "¿Cómo está mi
esposo?", preguntó Mavel Jardines Castro a la Empresa Constructora de
Obras Marítimas. La respuesta llegó como un mazazo: "Ha fallecido".
Meses después del hundimiento de una grúa flotante el pasado 14 de
abril, frente a las costas de Varadero, aún no se han recuperado los
cuerpos de tres de sus tripulantes, Raúl Ferrer Vallejo, Roberto Frómeta
Flaubert y Fermín Daniel Vasallo Lara. Los familiares exigen una
investigación más profunda sobre lo ocurrido a la vista de las lagunas
de la actual.

El siniestro ocurrió entre las 3:45 y las 4:00 de la madrugada a unas
seis millas del más importante balneario cubano, según detalla un
reporte al que 14ymedio tuvo acceso. La investigación sobre lo sucedido
ha corrido a cargo del instructor penal de la Unidad de los Delitos
Contra la Seguridad del Estado de Matanzas, el subteniente Voriel
Rodríguez Gil.

La inmensa mole de la grúa F-13 comenzó a sumergirse con siete
trabajadores de la empresa en su interior, pero cuatro de ellos –entre
los que se encontraba el capitán– lograron sobrevivir al salir del lugar
en un bote salvavidas. La búsqueda de los cuerpos ha involucrado también
a las Tropas Guarda Fronteras de la zona, pero en todo este tiempo no se
han obtenido resultados.

En el momento del accidente la maquinaria era trasladada desde la
provincia Cienfuegos hasta Cayo Guillermo por el Remolcador 5 de
septiembre y llevaba anexa una patana cargada de tubos. La grúa se
hundió rápidamente pero las otras dos embarcaciones no sufrieron daño
alguno al ser desenganchadas, precisan varios testigos.

Algunos familiares de los desaparecidos se quejan de malos manejos en la
información por parte de la empresa y sospechan que se violó en el
protocolo de evacuación. El capitán de la grúa, Orlando Stable, que
sufrió una herida en la cabeza durante el siniestro pero logró
sobrevivir abandonó antes que su tripulación la nave. La viuda de Raúl
Ferrer teme que esa actitud se debiera a que su esposo había denunciado
al capitán por malos manejos con los recursos de la embarcación.

"En esta historia hay muchos puntos oscuros que nadie me sabe explicar",
lamenta Mavel Jardines Castro. "Si no llamo a la empresa ellos no llaman
a mi casa para informarme", protesta, antes de asegurar que la primera
información que le dieron era que su esposo había muerto, pero después
la entidad estatal cambió la versión por la de la desaparición.

Los medios locales y nacionales no han hecho mención del hundimiento de
la grúa, a pesar de su trágico desenlace y del elevado valor del equipo
perdido.

El pasado año los accidentes mortales en el trabajo aumentaron en Cuba,
causando 67 personas fallecidas en 89 incidentes reportados de un total
de 3.576 siniestros, según datos oficiales.

Alberto Martínez, director de la Empresa Constructora de Obras
Marítimas, aseguró a este diario que "desde el primer momento"
mantuvieron "una comunicación con todos los familiares". Varias fuerzas
de conjunto buscaron los cuerpos durante cinco o seis días y pidieron "a
todos los barcos que pasaban por ese corredor marítimo que estuvieran
atentos a cualquier cosa que vieran".

"Me dijeron que en la búsqueda de mi esposo estaba metido hasta la
Seguridad del Estado, pero que el barco está hundido a 800 metros y no
hay buzos en Cuba que puedan bajar tanto", protesta Jardines que
denuncia que al principio la engañaron diciéndole que un submarino los
estaba buscando, algo que fue desmentido por los datos de la
investigación que recibió.

"En cuanto a la indemnización por parte de la empresa no tengo garantía.
Tenemos derecho a que nos paguen los seis meses de salario y después nos
toca la chequera, que es la pensión que uno recibe por asistencia
social, pero hasta la fecha no me han pagado un centavo", puntualiza
Jardines.

La familia de Ferrer vive en un antiguo almacén que la empresa le
entregó como vivienda bajo la categoría de "medio básico" y que según
las esposa "no tiene condiciones". Tras el accidente, la mujer espera
que la empresa no olvide el compromiso que hizo con su marido de
mudarlos hacia un apartamento, también propiedad de la entidad estatal.

La desaparición del cuerpo de su esposo no ha permitido certificar la
muerte y sin un documento de ese tipo ni siquiera puede comenzar a
tramitar la pensión.

"No voy a parar hasta que se haga justicia, aunque sé que eso no me
puede devolver a mi esposo", aclara Jardines. "Mi nieto llega todos los
días en la tarde y pregunta cuándo va a llegar su abuelo, ya no sé qué
voy a decirle".

Source: Familiares de tres desaparecidos en el hundimiento de una grúa
reclaman una nueva investigación -
http://www.14ymedio.com/reportajes/Familiares-desaparecidos-hundimiento-reclaman-investigacion_0_2245575426.html
           Pre-Order Blitz: Keeper Under Fire (Graveyard Guardians #3) by Jennifer Malone Wright    
Title: Keeper Under Fire
Author: Jennifer Malone Wright
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Release Date: August 15th, 2017
Cover Designer: Molly at We Got You Covered
Blurb:
The Reapers are coming…
The Keepers are ready to fight … to defend their home and the souls, no matter what the cost.
Olivia Estmond is tired of waiting to be attacked. It is time for the Keepers to strike first against the Reaper Empress. Preparing to fight is not a new concept for Liv, but living with a target on your back is not something she has ever dealt with. The Reapers were ordered to take out the entire Estmond family, and unless the Keepers did something about it, they wouldn’t stop until their mission was complete.
Not long ago, Aiden was a high-ranking soldier in the Reaper Army, but now he has fallen from grace in the eyes of the Empress. More than that, he wants his best friend back. He grew up with Jack and the two were once like brothers. Now, more than ever, he needed his brother. However, what he didn’t expect from becoming a double agent, was the attraction to a sexy red headed Keeper that came with the job.
Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter's Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles, The Graveyard Guardians series, and her vampire novel called Savior. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse as well the Beary Tales series.
She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.
Author Links: Website: www.jenniferwrightauthor.com
Pre-Order Links:
Pick up Book One now, always free on all platforms: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tlGwfU

          Salario medio en Cuba es "inventado", no alcanza "ni para empezar"   
Salario medio en Cuba es "inventado", no alcanza "ni para empezar"
junio 29, 2017

"Nada más en comida en una casa, para comer mal, digamos, se gastan casi
2.000 pesos. Todo está muy caro. Entonces, ¿cómo se las arregla uno para
vivir con tan poco dinero?, es inventando, es decir, el cubano no vive
con su salario", dijo una ciudadana a Martí Noticias.
El salario medio mensual en Cuba el año pasado fue de 740 pesos cubanos
(CUP), equivalentes a 29.6 dólares, aunque la cifra aumenta en sectores
como el azucarero, el mejor pagado con 1.246 CUP (49.8 dólares), y cae
en los de administración pública, defensa y seguridad social, con 510
CUP (20.4 dólares).

Las cifras pertenecen a la publicación "Salario medio en cifras 2016",
difundida este jueves en su página web por la Oficina Nacional de
Estadística e Información (ONEI) de la isla, y que recoge el salario
medio mensual por provincias desde 2007 y el salario medio mensual por
clase de actividad económica desde 2014.

Según el informe, el salario medio cubano pasó de 408 CUP (16.3 dólares)
en 2007 a 740 CUP en 2016.

"Usted necesita casi 1.000 pesos al mes para vivir malamente sin comprar
alguna otra cosa, sin obtener otra cosa, es decir, sin ir a comer
fuera", dijo a Martí Noticias el profesor universitario villaclareño
Amador Blanco.

El campesino granmense, Emiliano González, estima que un salario
promedio de 740 pesos al mes en Cuba, "es morirse de hambre, miseria y
necesidad, porque en realidad los precios están muy altos, y,
efectivamente, ese gran empleador que es el Estado tiene los precios más
altos del mundo. O sea, usted va a las tiendas recaudadoras de divisas y
va a comprar lo que necesita con ese salario y ahí están los productos a
precio de primer mundo, sin embargo, los salarios que le pagan a los
obreros es precio del tercero, cuarto y quinto mundo".

Los bajos salarios que la isla paga a sus empleados estatales frente al
elevado costo de los productos básicos en la isla, que importa el 80% de
los alimentos que requiere, son objeto constante de críticas por parte
de organizaciones internacionales y también de movimientos opositores,
señala un reporte de EFE.

"Nada más en comida en una casa, para comer mal, digamos, se gastan casi
2.000 pesos. Todo está muy caro. Entonces, ¿cómo se las arregla uno para
vivir con tan poco dinero?, inventando, es decir, el cubano no vive con
su salario. El cubano sabe que cuando termine de trabajar tiene que
hacer algo más, acá le decimos 'el invento', 'el negocio' o lo que
aparezca", dijo a Martí Noticias la espirituana Aymara Peña.

Los mejor y peor pagados

Los sectores mejor pagados en la isla son los de la industria azucarera
(1.246 CUP/49.8 dólares), la explotación de minas y canteras (1.218
CUP/48.7 dólares), la intermediación financiera (1.032 CUP/41.2 dólares)
y la agricultura, ganadería, silvicultura y pesca (991 CUP/39.6
dólares), indica la ONEI.

Agrega que las actividades económicas con remuneraciones más bajas son
las de "otras actividades de servicios comunales, de asociaciones y
personales" (503 CUP/20.1 dólares), administración pública, defensa y
seguridad social (510 CUP/20.4 dólares), cultura y deporte (511 CUP/20.4
dólares) y educación (533 CUP/21.32 dólares).

Por provincias, las que tienen mejores sueldos son Ciego de Ávila (816
CUP/32.6 dólares), Villa Clara (808 CUP/32.3 dólares) y Matanzas (806
CUP/32.2 dólares), mientras que los salarios más bajos se perciben en
Guantánamo (633 CUP/25.3 dólares), Isla de la Juventud (655 CUP/26.2
dólares) y Santiago de Cuba (657 CUP/26.2 dólares).

Hasta el día de hoy, un cubano adulto recibe al mes aproximadamente 7
libras de arroz, 4 de azúcar, medio litro de aceite de soja, un paquete
de café mezclado, un paquete de pasta, cinco huevos y pequeñas
cantidades de carne de pollo. Los niños reciben un litro diario de leche
hasta que cumplen los siete años.

(Redactado por Jorge P. Martínez, con información de EFE y reporte de
Adriel Reyes)

Source: Salario medio en Cuba es "inventado", no alcanza "ni para
empezar" -
https://www.martinoticias.com/a/salario-medio-cuba-satisfacer-necesidad-poblacion/147871.html
          OFAC impone multa a aseguradora AIG por violar embargo a Cuba, Irán y Sudán   
OFAC impone multa a aseguradora AIG por violar embargo a Cuba, Irán y Sudán
junio 29, 2017

Un comunicado de OFAC expresa que las violaciones de AIG concernientes a
Cuba se refieren a coberturas de seguros para envíos de mercancías desde
o hacia la isla, en 29 ocasiones, con un costo total de $3,679 dólares.
La Oficina de Control de Activos Extranjeros (OFAC, por sus siglas en
inglés) impuso una multa de $148,698 dólares a la compañía
estadounidense de seguros American Internacional Group (AIG) por violar
las sanciones económicas a Irán, Sudán y Cuba.

Un comunicado de OFAC expresa que las violaciones de AIG concernientes a
Cuba se refieren a coberturas de seguros para envíos de mercancías desde
o hacia la isla, en 29 ocasiones, con un costo total de $3,679 dólares.

AIG con sede en New York, reconoció voluntariamente que había cometido
555 violaciones aparentes a las sanciones económicas en vigor a Irán,
Sudán y Cuba, impuestas por Estados Unidos, dijo el comunicado.

Desde el 20 de noviembre de 2007, hasta el 3 de septiembre de 2012, AIG
incurrió en esas violaciones, al proveer cobertura de seguros a varios
envíos de mercancías hacia o desde esos tres países.

Esta es la tercera multa que OFAC impone en lo que va de año a empresas
o entidades estadounidenses por violar las sanciones a Cuba.

El pasado 8 de junio, una subsidiaria en Canadá de la empresa American
Honda Finance Corporation pagó una multa de $87,255 dólares para
liquidar su posible responsabilidad civil por aparentes violaciones al
embargo estadounidense a Cuba.

OFAC impuso la multa a esa compañía por financiar 13 acuerdos de
arrendamiento de vehículos a la Embajada cubana en Ottawa entre el 2011
y el 2014.

El 12 de enero, la Alianza para una Política Responsable hacia Cuba, con
sede en Tampa, acordó con OFAC pagar $10,000 dólares por violar los
reglamentos del organismo durante múltiples viajes no autorizados a
Cuba, entre el 23 de agosto del 2010 y septiembre del 2011.

(Redactado por Pablo Alfonso, con información de OFAC)

Source: OFAC impone multa a aseguradora AIG por violar embargo a Cuba,
Irán y Sudán -
https://www.martinoticias.com/a/ofac-mpone-multa-a-aseguradora-aig-violar-embargo-cuba-iran-sudan-/147873.html
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          El salario medio de la Cuba de Castro no supera el dólar diario   
El salario medio de la Cuba de Castro no supera el dólar diario
30 JUNIO, 2017 - 13:45

Cuba: Los bajos salarios que paga el Estado comunista de Castro
contrastan con el elevado costo de los productos de primera necesidad.

El salario medio mensual en Cuba en 2016 fue de 740 pesos cubanos (CUP),
equivalentes a 29,6 dólares, aunque aumentó en sectores como el
azucarero, el mejor pagado con 1.246 CUP (49,8 dólares), y cayó en los
de administración pública, defensa y seguridad social, con 510 CUP (20,4
dólares).

Las cifras pertenecen a la publicación "Salario medio en cifras 2016",
difundida hoy en su página web por la Oficina Nacional de Estadística e
Información de la isla y que recoge el salario medio mensual por
provincias desde 2007 y el salario medio mensual por actividad económica
desde 2014.

Según el informe, el salario medio cubano pasó de 408 CUP (16,3 dólares)
en 2007 a los 740 CUP de 2016.

Según recoge el Diario de las Américas, los bajos salarios que paga el
Estado cubano contrastan con el elevado costo de los productos de
primera necesidad, muchos de los cuales solo pueden adquirirse en pesos
convertibles (CUC) lo cual los convierte en artículos casi prohibidos
para la mayoría de los bolsillos.

Los alimentos básicos que reciben los núcleos familiares a través de la
"libreta de abastecimiento" han quedado limitados en cantidad y
variedad, además de que no cubren las necesidades.

Lo que hoy recibe una persona en la Isla mediante ese racionamiento se
reduce a siete libras de arroz, cuatro de azúcar, medio litro de aceite
de soja, un paquete de café mezclado, un paquete de espaguetis, cinco
huevos y pequeñas raciones de pollo. Los niños reciben un litro diario
de leche solo hasta que cumplen los siete años.

Los sectores mejor pagados en la isla son los de la industria azucarera
(1.246 CUP/49,8 dólares), la explotación de minas y canteras (1.218
CUP/48,7 dólares), la intermediación financiera (1.032 CUP/41,2 dólares)
y la agricultura, ganadería, silvicultura y pesca (991 CUP/39,6 dólares).

Otra de las principales distorsiones en la economía cubana es la
circulación simultánea de dos monedas: la moneda nacional, que es el
peso cubano (CUP), y el peso convertible en divisa (CUC), con un valor
artificial equivalente al dólar y que según la tasa oficial de cambio
equivale a 25 CUP.

Source: El salario medio de la Cuba de Castro no supera el dólar diario
-
https://intereconomia.com/economia/mundo/salario-medio-la-cuba-castro-no-supera-dolar-diario-20170630-1345/
          A 29,6 dólares mensuales ascendió el salario medio cubano en 2016   
A 29,6 dólares mensuales ascendió el salario medio cubano en 2016
Según informe de la Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información
Jueves, junio 29, 2017 | Agencias

LA HABANA, Cuba.- El salario medio mensual en Cuba en el 2016 fue de 740
pesos cubanos (CUP), equivalentes a 29,6 dólares, aunque la cifra
aumenta en sectores como el azucarero, el mejor pagado con 1.246 CUP
(49,8 dólares), y cae en los de administración pública, defensa y
seguridad social, con 510 CUP (20,4 dólares).

Las cifras pertenecen a la publicación "Salario medio en cifras 2016",
difundida hoy en su página web por la Oficina Nacional de Estadística e
Información de la isla y que recoge el salario medio mensual por
provincias desde 2007 y el salario medio mensual por clase de actividad
económica desde 2014.

Según el informe, el salario medio cubano pasó de 408 CUP (16,3 dólares)
en 2007 a 740 CUP en 2016.

Por provincias, las que tienen mejores sueldos son Ciego de Ávila (816
CUP/32,6 dólares), Villa Clara (808 CUP/32,3 dólares) y Matanzas (806
CUP/32,2 dólares), mientras que los salarios más bajos se perciben en
Guantánamo (633 CUP/25,3 dólares), Isla de la Juventud (655 CUP/26,2
dólares) y Santiago de Cuba (657 CUP/26,2 dólares).

Los sectores mejor pagados en la isla son los de la industria azucarera
(1.246 CUP/49,8 dólares), la explotación de minas y canteras (1.218
CUP/48,7 dólares), la intermediación financiera (1.032 CUP/41,2 dólares)
y la agricultura, ganadería, silvicultura y pesca (991 CUP/39,6 dólares).

Por contra, las actividades económicas con remuneraciones más bajas son
las de "Otras actividades de servicios comunales, de asociaciones y
personales" (503 CUP/20,1 dólares), administración pública, defensa y
seguridad social (510 CUP/20,4 dólares), cultura y deporte (511 CUP/20,4
dólares) y educación (533 CUP/21,32 dólares).

Los bajos salarios que la isla socialista paga a sus empleados estatales
frente al elevado costo de los productos básicos en la isla, que importa
el 80% de los alimentos que requiere, son objeto constante de críticas
por parte de organizaciones internacionales y también de movimientos
opositores.

La sanidad y la educación son de acceso universal y gratuito en Cuba, y
sus ciudadanos reciben algunos alimentos básicos del Estado mediante la
"libreta de abastecimiento".

Pero esa cartilla, que hace décadas llegó a cubrir gran parte de las
necesidades de la población —incluso la ropa interior, los zapatos y los
juguetes infantiles—, ha ido reduciendo la cantidad y tipo de productos
subsidiados.

A día de hoy, un cubano adulto recibe al mes aproximadamente 7 libras de
arroz, 4 de azúcar, medio litro de aceite de soja, un paquete de café
mezclado, un paquete de pasta, cinco huevos y pequeñas cantidades de
carne de pollo. Los niños también tienen un litro diario de leche hasta
que cumplen los siete años.

En 2011, Raúl Castro aprobó la autorización de nuevas categorías de
trabajo por cuenta propia (llamado en Cuba cuentapropismo) como una de
las medidas clave para compensar la progresiva reducción de 500.000
puestos de trabajo del sector estatal.

Otra de las principales distorsiones en la economía cubana es la
circulación simultánea de dos monedas: la moneda nacional, que es el
peso cubano (CUP), y el peso convertible en divisa (CUC), con un valor
artificial equivalente al dólar y que según la tasa oficial de cambio
equivale a 25 CUP.

El Gobierno cubano ha reconocido la necesidad de unificar las dos
monedas pero por el momento la medida sigue pendiente y sin fecha.

(EFE)

Source: A 29,6 dólares mensuales ascendió el salario medio cubano en
2016 CubanetCubanet -
https://www.cubanet.org/noticias/296-dolares-mensuales-ascendio-el-salario-medio-cubano-en-2016/
          Tras larga espera, ¿por fin tendrá Holguín su nuevo medio de transporte?   
Tras larga espera, ¿por fin tendrá Holguín su nuevo medio de transporte?
La circulación de triciclos de fabricación china estaba comprometida
hasta cerca de su fecha de inicio
Viernes, junio 30, 2017 | Fernando Donate Ochoa

HOLGUÍN, Cuba.– En el lugar hay tensión e incertidumbre. El ajetreo en
el taller de la agencia TaxiCuba de Holguín ha llamado la atención de
los transeúntes. Algunos se detienen y observan a través de la cerca las
nuevas motos triciclos que circularán por las calles de la ciudad cabecera.

Los 20 primeros se pondrían en marcha este 28 de junio, Día del
Trabajador del Transporte. Sin embargo, el anuncio del director de la
agencia en el territorio, Jorge Mastrapa, ampliamente divulgado por los
medios locales, habría podido quedar a medias.

Los desajustes de los equipos recibidos limitarían la salida en fecha de
la cifra prevista, según dijo a CubaNet esta semana un trabajador del
establecimiento que prefiere identificarse como Mario.

Desde que llegaron a principios de mes, "hemos trabajado sin descanso;
aun así, todos no estarán listos en la fecha señalada", había dicho el
empleado. La pésima labor de ensamblaje realizada en la Habana influyó
para el atraso.

Los mecánicos holguineros han dedicado la mayor parte del tiempo a
apretar las tuercas flojas, y en otros casos, a poner las que faltan.
"Inexplicablemente, los habaneros dejaron de hacer algo tan simple como
apretar las tuercas", asegura el experto.

"Parece que no tenían ganas de trabajar, pues de la forma que
ensamblaron estas motos triciclos, yo hago 200 diarias", comenta.

Indica otro defecto como la ausencia del buje debajo del freno que
ocasiona desajuste al pedal. "Las patas no se quedan firmes por la falta
de un buje", lamenta.

Ante los inconvenientes, los especialistas propusieron a la
administración de la agencia devolver los equipos a la Habana, pero los
jefes se negaron y, en cambio, solicitaron a los trabajadores un mayor
sacrificio para cumplir la promesa en fecha.

"Desde una oficina ellos hacen promesas y después nosotros nos
sacrificamos para que se cumplan", lamenta Mario.

El especialista opina que el prototipo que llegó a Holguín no tiene un
diseño adecuado para el transporte de pasajeros. Indica que el tanque de
la gasolina, con capacidad para 30 litros, quedó muy bajo y podría
explotar, cuando la moto triciclo circule, al rozar con el pavimento por
el peso de los seis pasajeros que transportará.

Por otro lado, las platinas soldadas en las grampas traseras que sujetan
la cabina son muy finas. "Debían haber puesto una platina de cuatro
milímetros con un tornillo sujeto con arandelas por arriba y por abajo",
explica el mecánico.

Agrega que el freno y la emergencia deberían estar separados y no unidos
por las mismas planchas, lo que podría ocasionar problemas a la hora de
frenar. "Son defectos del diseño de fábrica en China, y eso aquí no se
puede cambiar", puntualiza.

Los ingenieros del Centro de Revisión Técnica Automotor (CRTA),
encargados de autorizar la circulación, señalarían estas deficiencias
como riesgos.

"El que firme la autorización de circulación de estos equipos tendrá su
responsabilidad si ocurre un accidente", dice Fonseca.

Después de un estudio de movilidad el cual incluía la cantidad de
bicitaxis, el transporte de tracción animal y taxis que están operando,
así como los principales ómnibus citadinos y las necesidades de
transportación, se decidió asignar a Holguín 170 motos triciclos que
irán llegando paulatinamente, publicaron medios locales.

Según informó Mastrapa al canal local Telecristal, las motos triciclos
serán arrendados a cuentapropistas que pagarán diariamente a TaxiCuba
seis dólares y 25 pesos en moneda nacional. Los arrendatarios también
asumirán el costo de la gasolina y los arreglos mecánicos.

Por ahora, las motos triciclos cubrirán la ruta que une los tres
hospitales de la ciudad. El precio del pasaje será de cuatro pesos hasta
cuatro kilómetros, después se cobrará un peso por cada kilómetro extra
que se haya recorrido.

Source: Tras larga espera, ¿por fin tendrá Holguín su nuevo medio de
transporte? CubanetCubanet -
https://www.cubanet.org/mas-noticias/habra-un-nuevo-medio-de-transporte-en-holguin/
          Diomedes Díaz regresa a los personajes de Camilo Cifuentes   

Con más de 15 personajes, el imitador de mayor reconocimiento de Colombia, trae a la memoria y hasta resucita a artistas emblemáticos del espectáculo. 

Camilo Ernesto Cifuentes Cortés es un reconocido imitador colombiano que nació en Bogotá y se crió en Popayán. Desde pequeño mostró su interés y habilidad para representar casi de manera idéntica a otros personajes. Estudió medicina pero solo la ejerció un corto tiempo, y de vez en cuando desempeña su rol de doctor, pero sin interés monetario.

Lo que más le apasiona es emular a personajes famosos, labor que ha desarrollado durante 20 años a través de shows que lleva por todo el país y a nivel internacional. Una de estas presentaciones llegará a Armenia bajo el nombre ‘Cordialmente Imita2 - recargado’, un espectáculo que promete hacer recordar, cantar y hasta llorar, pero de la risa. 

¿Desde cuándo desarrolló el interés por realizar imitaciones?
Desde muy pequeño desarrollé el gusto por este arte, pero al principio era un hobby, solo hasta el año 2000 lo volví una profesión, aunque desde 1997 ya daba los primeros pasos. 

¿Cuál fue el primer personaje que imitó?
El primer personaje fue mi padre a la edad de 8 años, pero conocido fue Rod Stewart unos 12 meses después. De los latinos fue Rafael, en una época en que la música para planchar estaba de moda. 

Estudió medicina, ¿ejerce esa profesión?
Sí, estudié medicina y ejercí 6 años, fui coordinador de urgencias de mi tierra, Popayán, y en el momento en que me iba a especializar tomé esta alternativa, aún ejerzo pero sin ánimo de lucro, para no dejar atrás algo que también amé. 

¿Qué es lo más difícil de hacer a la hora de imitar un personaje?
Lo más difícil es encontrar su esencia, hallar el punto exacto sin llevarlo a una caricatura o quedarse muy corto. 

¿Cuál ha sido el más difícil?
Diomedes Díaz, porque no tenía muy claro el sentimiento vallenato ni me gustaba mucho el género, pero ya al escuchar sus canciones me enamoré y al conocerlo me volví fanático de su música, y aunque todas las canciones de él me matan, hay unas que son bellísimas y otras más comerciales. En cuanto a dificultad en la imitación, Marc Anthony, por su calidad vocal, por lo que es tan bajito y por ser tan flaquito y chupado. 

¿Cómo elige los personajes para imitar?
Siempre por popularidad, por ejemplo, en estos momentos está muy pegado el género del despecho, como Pipe Bueno, Alzate, Jiménez y Jhon Álex Castaño, de manera que logré incursionar en esta música. Es lo mismo que el reguetón, entonces está Nicky Jam, J. Balvin, etc. 

¿Alguna vez pensó que sería tan reconocido por lo que hace?
No, uno jamás piensa que será reconocido por lo que hace, yo lo que hago no lo hago por fama sino por pasión, entonces nunca me ha trasnochado ser famoso, el reconocimiento viene por añadidura como recompensa a un trabajo bien hecho. Yo pienso que esto es popularidad, la fama se puede conseguir a cualquier costo por un escándalo o algo malo, y esa no es la idea, lo ideal es ser recompensado por el cariño de la gente. 

¿Qué le hace falta por hacer a nivel personal y profesional?
A nivel personal me faltan muchas cosas, ha pasado la mitad de mi vida y quiero realizar varios planes, ver a mi hija realizada, y a nivel profesional llevar el espectáculo a la mayor cantidad de sitios posibles a nivel nacional e internacional, donde Dios me ponga, ahí estaré, simplemente ser un instrumento de la alegría que él quiere llevarle a la gente. 

Fuente: Lily Dayana Restrepo, LA CRÓNICA

          What $1 million buys right now in three O.C. communities   

Here’s a look at what about $1 million buys in the Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach housing markets.

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          Bonito11: Очарование Бретани:неизвестные замки(1)   

Это цитата сообщения Майя_Пешкова Оригинальное сообщение

Я начинаю новою серию постов о замках Бретани,как результат моих странствий по Бретани,думаю,что они заслуживают того.чтобы о них знали и на просторах Рунета,своим милым очарованием,многовековой историей ,красотой архитектурных решений и оригинальными интерьерами.

Итак_Бретань

Бретань - один из немногих регионов Франции, который пронес через все эпохи свою индивидуальность, который ревностно оберегает свой неповторимый характер, и этому есть исторические причины. Очарование и притягательность земель Бретани - в смешении характеров и темпераментов, сказочных легенд и реальных исторических эпох. Из глубины неолитического периода тянется нитью Ариадны история человека, свидетельство этому - импозантные силуэты древних менгиров, что высятся повсюду в Бретани.

 


   

Позже, с заселением в V веке этих земель реальными выходцами с Великобританских островов, пришли сказочные жители - легендарный Король Артур и рыцари Круглого Стола, фея Вивиана и мудрец Мерлин. После нескольких десятков лет подчинения Королю Шарлеманю, в 826 году Бретань обрела статус независимого герцогства. Вплоть до конца XIV века период постоянной конфронтации с французским королевством был достаточно неспокойным, но полным к самоопределению.

    Бретань - огромный полуостров, далеко выдающийся в Атлантический океан, представляет собой природный феномен: материковые земли богаты сочными лугами, светлыми ручьями, извилистыми реками и пологими холмами, а всего в нескольких десятках километров морские валы разбиваются о морщинистые утесы, крепкие ветра взбивают кружевную пену барашков, мощные подводные течения подстерегают моряков. Где бы Вы ни были, в рыбацком порту, в старинном замке города-крепости, в лесах Броселианда или на холмах массива Монт д'Арре, Вы непременно будете ощущать свежий ветер, доносящийся с моря, этот неуловимый йодистый аромат выброшенных на песок водорослей - запах далеких странствий.



    Века политической независимости, географическая отдаленность региона, цельность характера - все это определяет особенности повседневной жизни бретонцев. Когда попадаешь сюда, на край европейской земли, необходимо вкусить всех богатств жизни: войти в танцевальный круг на народном празднике, попробовать блюда местной кухни, смешаться с толпой, приветствующей возвращение с лова рыбаков.

Замки Бретани можно назвать настоящими шедеврами, в которых оживают история и легендарное прошлое этой провинции. Ведь именно в их залах, башнях и донжонах вершились бретонская фольклорная традиция и история. Действительно, вряд ли укрепленные особняки других стран, за исключением, пожалуй, расположенных на Рейне, ассоциируются с таким же множеством легенд, появившихся благодаря связанным с ними реальным историческим событиям или из намного более колоритных, а следовательно, и пугающих представлений об их возможной связи с силами зла.

Сам внешний вид таких сооружений, как бретонский замок, как это ни удивительно, связан с весьма печальной традицией. Массивные стены кажутся довольно толстыми для того, чтобы сохранить все тайны, и призыв к кровавой мести, раздававшийся в них, не мог проникнуть во внешний мир через узкие бойницы. Широкие и высокие башни защищают переднюю часть здания, возвышаясь над кровлей, подобно коническим шляпам волшебников.

Слуховые окна, створные оконные переплеты чердака со всех сторон охраняются страшными горгульями или грифонами, держащими руки со щитами давно почивших сеньоров.

Вы можете отправиться в путешествие по волшебной старой Праге, логовам ведьм Эдинбурга, заселенным летучими мышами замкам Драхенфельс или Райнштайн, но не найдете ни одного сооружения, более исполненного духом Средневековья, окутанного тайной, чем эти прочные твердыни, гребни и флюгеры которых по всей Бретонской земле возвышаются над окружающими их лесами и зеркальными реками.

Замки в постах расположены по французскому алфавиту

Ла Аргента

 Blason département fr Côtes-d’Armor.svg Департамент Кот-д'Армор .Коммуна Сент-Лормэль.Владелец Фредерик Руст.11 век.

                          

                                               Бюманор

Департамент Кот-д'Армор ,1628,частное владение,коммуна Евран,

Спектакль на тему мушкетеров.Замок используют для аренды на свадебные торжества,экскурсии,культурные мероприятия.

                                             Бейнасис.Замок-крепость.

Департамент Кот-д'Армор ,15 век,Строил Иоанн 1 из Кваленака,Нынешние владельцы-семья Керджегу

                                                               Котфри.Замок -Крепость.

 Департамент  Кот-д'Армор,1462,Коммуна Плубезри,частное владение,реставрируют

                             

                                                                        Кот-ан-Ноз

Департамент Кот-д'Армор.,в лесу селения Белль-ан-Терр,1880 год постройки для графини Сисмасонс.Его еще называют-,Замок Леди Монд

Замок перешел как приданое в браке графини с  Бертраном де Фосиньи,который был по уши в долгах,  он и продал замок и обширную территорию вокруг него в 1923 году.

Замок когда-то стоял у дороги,Леди Монд перенесла здание подальше в лес,умельцы однако.Погода усугубляет мрачность пейзажа...

В 1929 году сэр Роберт Монд , король никеля , купил замок для своей жены леди Монд,замок перешел дочери  Мари-Луизе Ле Maнах родившейся  в Бель-Иль-ан-Терре. После ее смерти в 1949 , замок переходил в руки различных владельцев, которые  были не в состоянии полностью восстановить это огромное здание.

Вот и память о бывшей церквушке на этом месте

В 2011 замок был куплен новыми владельцами , которые  его и восстанавливают .

Шикарное монументальное здание в лучших традициях замковой архитектуры,думаю красиво будет после реставрации,обещают восстановить и интерьеры с садом.

                                                                      Кот-Корвал.Замок-форт.

Департамент Морбиан,коммуна Глов,15 век,частное владение

Замок в лесу,добираться только пешком,но такая прогулка стоит,замок-жемчужина,шесть веков простоял,только потемнел.Строили на века.

Фонтанчик Средневековья

                                      Костейри

Департамент Кот-д'Армор,Коммуна Трегастел.Постройка-1896 год,Строил Бруно Абаканович,теперешний владелец-Дитер Халлерводен.Назначение-летний отдых владельцев.

Напротив замка.Берег розового гранита.Территория полностью закрыта для посещения.

                               

                                                                       Форт Ла-Латте

Департамент от-д'Армор ,Коммуна Плеверон.Построен в 1340 году,для   сеньера Этьена !!! Гийона 

Один из известнейших замков Бретани, построенный на мысе Фрил, в период с 1340 по 1370 годы – замок Форт-ла-Латте. 

Форт-ла-Латте со скалы высотой 60 метров контролирует залив Сен-Мало на северо-западном побережье Бретани. Форт находится в отличном состоянии по двум причинам: во-первых, во время религиозных войн XVI столетия военные сооружения очень хорошо укрепляли, а во-вторых, гениальному строителю крепостей маршалу Вобану было поручено модернизировать крепость, что он с честью и выполнил.


На месте сегодняшней достопримечательности мыса Фреэль на бретанском побережье Франции еще в десятом столетии стоял замок, принадлежавший одному из старейших родов Бретани - Гийонам-Матиньонским. Надо полагать, много разных, причем не только мирных событий, довелось увидеть этому замку за три века своего существования.

Но, как мы уже выяснили, новое время требовало новых укреплений, и в тринадцатом столетии на месте замка была возведена крепость с тем самым донжоном, с которого (а подняться туда вполне реально) открывается соответствующий вид и на море, и на не обремененную излишней экзотикой сушу.

 

                              

Согласитесь: безлюдные, круто спускающиеся к морю, поросшие вереском склоны и темно свинцовые воды Ла-Манша выглядят здесь, где свистели стрелы, ядра и пули, раздавались крики атакующих и стоны умирающих, как-то логичнее, чем какие-нибудь легкомысленные пальмы и разноцветные, не менее легкомысленные пташки.

                             
Эту неброскую гармонию природы и укрепления, в последний раз перестроенного в соответствии с эволюцией военной техники уже при Людовике XIV, разглядел в шестидесятых годах века прошлого режиссер Ричард Флейшер.

                             
 

Часовня Святого Михаила

И мысу вместе с крепостью страшно повезло: их летаргическое существование, не осложнявшееся с последней атаки в 1815 году никакими достойными запоминания событиями, было прервано съемками одного из самых нашумевших фильмов с Кирком Дугласом и Тони Кертисом - “Викинги”

И как некогда корабли викингов возникали неожиданно и неотвратимо на нахмурившемся тучами горизонте, так и сегодня, словно корабль-призрак, каким-то чудом заброшенный на небольшой кусочек суши в Байе-де-ла Френэ, возникает из непроглядных глубин истории Форт Ла-Латте.

И в самом имени крепости - голос воинов. А в менее известном его названии – замок Рош-Гийон – имя первых владельцев этой земли.Наверное, в память о вторых и в честь первых полощется в низком небе Бретани тот флаг над донжоном.

                               

Помните из курса истории, что такое донжон? Вон, смотрите, круглая башня с развевающимся над нею флагом почти на краю обрыва – это донжон и есть. Усовершенствование осадных орудий и самой техники ведения осады в начале двенадцатого века привело к тому, что и для обороны приходилось придумывать что-либо новенькое. И была придумана вот такая круглая башня-донжон, являвшаяся последним убежищем для защитников какой-либо крепости и позволявшая с большим успехом эту самую оборону осуществлять.

                               

                              

                              

 На дороге к замку стоит менгир, или «палец Гаргантюа» - согласно легенде его потерял великан, перешагивая через Ла-Манш.

                               

                               

                               

Франция, начиная со средних веков, была и остается страной замков, королей, рыцарей и волшебных сказок. Архитектура ее замков разнообразна и многолика. И каждый из них - историческое свидетельство становления европейской цивилизации, науки, искусства и культуры.

Продолжение следует...

 

Серия сообщений "Замки(обзорные посты)":
Часть 1 - Всемирное наследие ЮНЕСКО: Замки долины Луары от Сюлли-сюр-Луар до Шалон-сюр-Луара
Часть 2 - Всемирное наследие ЮНЕСКО:замки долины Луары.Часть 2
...
Часть 21 - Неизвестные средневековые замки Франции X-XI века
Часть 22 - Неизвестные замки Франции XII века
Часть 23 - Очарование Бретани:неизвестные замки(1)

          Arcsoft Total Media Theatre 3 Platinum First Impressions   
tmt3

Up until recently I have used Cyberlink Power DVD  Ultra as my primary playback software for Blu-Ray/HDDVD. Whilst I have not been impressed with it’s integration into Media Centre it was on my setup way ahead of the competition in terms of stutter free playback.

I have often cast envious eyes at the integration of Arcsoft Total media Theatre (TMT) into Media Center but for a long while I could not get it even to start up in Vista. To be fair this was mainly due to being on the beta programme for Vista SP2 and was resolved in the final release of SP2. What was not resolved was a general level of flakiness in playback on my setup. It used to exhibit very jerky movement and struggled to keep up with playback. Now I have a very good setup, with a Phenom x4 processor and a very reasonable ATI graphic chip set, so it really had no excuse.  Much trawling of websites didn’t offer any solutions with many people pointing to the fact I use an external Blu-Ray drive as a likely cause.

Anyway all that has changed with the release of TMT3. Rock solid playback. No jerkiness at all., excellent sound(with one gotcha of which more later) and a fantastic image. On top of which the integration into Media centre is just excellent. I know it is actually shelling out to an external application but it just doesn’t feel like it is.

My only gripe is that I use an sp-dif output to my speaker system and whilst the volume control in Media Center happily controls this, the one in TMT3 doesn’t. Funnily enough mute does still work.

Ignoring that one gripe though it is a very solid contender for the Cyberlink crown especially as it still supports HDDVD which Cyberlink doesn’t in its recent incarnations.

I would go as far as saying it is now my player of choice.

Note: only the platinum edition supports Blu-Ray/HDDVD and as ever with the costs of licensing the included technologies the price is a little steep but google for discount codes.

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          Opinion; What the next generation extender really needs...   

IS NOT CODECS.

Ok now I have got your attention time for what our friends stateside like to call an OpEd - an opinionated editorial.

I read a lot of Ian Dixon's post where he talks of the Media Centre as a server hidden away somewhere with extenders delivering content to the TV. It is a very well thought out argument for an effective model of operation.

That Model wouldn't work for me currently. Why not? Well I have a confession - about 70% of the time my Media Centre is not in the 10ft interface. Instead it is browsing the web, conversing in messenger or as I am doing now typing in a blog entry,

I am doing all this on a 37" screen from about 8ft and it is perfectly readable. I will admit I am blessed with good eyesight,  have also tweaked the font sizes up (changing DPI is the way to go)  and occasionally use Zoom in IE7 but it works and is very useful to me.

Others might argue they can do just as well with a laptop, of all places on their lap, and with less eyestrain. It is a fair argument and I do use a laptop for coding or when I want to do private work.

There is the rub the Media Centre is a very public interface people can see what you are doing. I think that is great! All too often we hear people complaining how technology is making us self-centred and anti-social. One of the truly great things about the Media Centre interface is that it is inclusive and social. The same holds true for my use of the web browser etc, People can see what I am doing and join in. It is fantastic for planning things like holidays etc.

Please don't get me wrong I love the 10ft interface for Music, TV and video and it is by far (especially with the enhancements in Windows 7) the nicest way to navigate my media.

I also accept that building a decent quality, quiet Media Centre that can live under a TV is challenging, I've done it  a few times but very challenging, and yes I do have an extender elsewhere in the house as a cheaper, quieter alternative.but it doesn't do everything I want.

It is unfortunate that over the years we have lost Messenger  from the 10ft interface. We have had an attempt at a web browser but it didn't work well for me. So here is my cry. Can someone please build an extender with:

an RF keyboard with a  touchpad (or at least a USB human interface device)

Remote Desktop Protocol built in. With remote desktop I could do all those wonderful things I do on my Media Centre PC now but hmmmm remotely.

That would make me happy and I could follow Ian's advice and put my media Centre away or even use something like a touchsmart. somewhere else in the house to feed my new super extender.

Now for all sorts of cost and licensing issues (not least you can't use Remote Desktop with Home Premium) this is unlikely to happen soon. So I guess I'm stuck with my little media centre under my telly which lets my watch TV, listen to music, show photos, Play blu-ray and HDDVD movies, record tv, watch catch-up and Internet tv and did I mention browse the web, do email and messenger. All in a box smaller than my last video recorder (oops showing my age

Of course WIndows 7 is coming  and that may have some interesting alternatives to using an extender.

P.S. I genuinely don't think that extenders need anymore codecs - transcoding should be done on the fly from any media that the PC can play and the PC should obtain the codecs.It is perfectly feasible to make this a transparent process to the user that they shouldn't need to think about it


          Building A Linux Media Extender for your Media Center with GeeXbox   


I recently took up a challenge to build a media center PC for a friend. Having scoured Ebay I found what I thought looked like a really nice case for not too much money. It was also a Barebones system coming with DVD, Floppy and Motherboard. The motherboard only supported a Pentium III up to 800mhz but I decided that I could always upgrade this.

When I received it the case lived up to expectations and was pretty small. So small that on opening it up I found my upgrade options were limited. The case comes with a BookPC BKI810 3.3 motherboard (really tiny and would make a great basis for a Car PC) This is a custom BabyATX design based on the Intel 810 chipset and supports Pentium III processors up to 800mhz with a 100mhz front side bus. There are no PCI expansion ports but it does have on-board video (with TV-out), Audio (with SP-Dif out), Ethernet, Modem, COm, Game Port, Printer and USB (1.0) ports.

Whilst this would have run MCE 2005 it wasn't going to cut the mustard for my friends Hi-def vista media center so I went to plan B for that (more on that in a later post). I guess I could have gone with upgrading the BookPC a Pico-ITX Motherboard buy they are a bit too pricey.

All was not lost with this case however, I had been meaning to look into the prospect of building a Media Extender to work with the uPNP capabilities of Windows Media Player 11 in vista.

Note I say Media Extender - not Media center Extender - I wasn't intending to stream Live TV or even watch Recorded TV in native DVRMS format but I already transcode my Recorded TV to WMV files and Media Player 11 can share them via its built in uPNP media server.

uPNP stands for Universal Plug and Play a set of standards for Network devices to talk to each other. Windows Media Player 11 implements what used to be called Windows Media Connect and is a uPNP AV server. Basically this can be contacted by any uPNP AV client to access any Music, Pictures or Video in your Media Player Library.

I added a 800Mhz processor, hetsink, fan, 512mb Ram and a 20Gb hards drive to the motherboard. Checked it all out and it booted to BIOS fine. Got as bit of a shock when my 800mhz procssor was shown as 600mhz but then realised that the processor was 133mhz FSB so on a 100Mhz FSB board it scaled down to 600mhz. Not a problem it should be plenty fast enough for what I wanted.

So all I needed was a uPNP client. I also wanted something that could use the inbuilt DVD player to play audio/dvds.

I decided to keep costs down and experiment with using Linux. I heard of Myth so tried that first. To cut things short I'm not a Linux guru and I struggled with Myth. I first tried KnopMyth which I just couldn't get to play CD's or DVD's. I then found MythDora which was a much more straightforward install and did play CD and DVD but I couldn't work out how to configure it for uPNP - if even that was possible.

I was about to give up on the Linux route when I made a great discovery GeeXBox. This is a Live CD(basically Linux which boots from a CD and doen't need a hard disk) designed for playing Media and it has a uPNP client.





I downloaded the CD image (it comes in .iso format) and burnt it to CD. Put it in the HTPC Dvd Drive booted and, after a few seconds of Linux boot messages) up popped the menu including an open option. Selecting this gave me a uPNP option and selecting this gave me my media center as a uPNP server. I was stuck here for a few seconds as it wouldn't display a list of contents form my Media Center, until I realised, stupidly, that I hadn't gome to my media center pc and allowed the new device to access. (In Vista this is really easy as a toolbox popup appears on the PC as soon as a new device is detected)

Hey presto I had access to all the Music, Photos and Videos on my media center. I choose a Video (which happened to be a divx avi) and it played instantly and smoothly. This was great but alas my next choice a WMV file failed to play.

Codecs! I thought as one does (quick aside in the Media Center world I wonder if the word Codecs should now be added to swear word filters)

Scouring the excellent GeeXBox web site I found I was right the WMV codecs were not included by default and I would have to build my own custom ISO distribution. That sounded horrible - I really didn't want to get into Linux toolchains. Fortunately GeeXBox had that covered and supply a very user friendly ISO builder. It even went as far as downloading the codecs for me. Excellent. One more button press and it built me a new Iso and a quick burn later I had a functioning GeexBox streaming video from my Media Center. It even managed a WMV HD file albeit a bit broken up.

Streaming Audio was just as easy and my new custom build also gave me shoutcast radio. To top things off DVD's play well as do CD audio (although I do have a problem with a couple stuttering on the first track)

So in summary for around 100 pounds you can pick up all the components for a decent media streaming extender and if you do not fancy building it yourself the kit I used here, with the configure GeeXbox disk, will be up on eBay shortly. I'll post the link here.

EDIT: Its up on ebay CLICK HERE
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          154: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Marketing Strategies of Multi-million Dollar Companies with Clate Mask of Infusionsoft   

Every entrepreneur at some point faces the dilemma of simply not being able to pour any more hours of work into their company. As a result, they get stuck.

That's where Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft, comes in. In the 10 years Infusionsoft has been operating, Mask has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs use the power of email marketing to double their growth, triple their leads, even quadruple overall revenue.

For Mask, automated email marketing is the secret weapon for any business that's trying to scale. In today's podcast episode, he dishes on how to do it right.

"What happens in an entrepreneurial business, when you're running a small company, it's very, very difficult to follow up effectively with all your leads and customers, and things slip through the cracks," he says. "You're wearing 10 different hats trying to run the business, and ... you just can't keep it all straight when the business starts to grow and when you start to have some success."

At that point, you can either hire more people to handle the workload, which can be costly, or learn how to automate your business.

Mask has helped Infusionsoft's 125,000-plus users create their own automation campaigns by mapping out customer lifecycles, and pinpointing the best times and messages to engage customers and get as much of a return as possible.

In this week's episode, Mask tells us what the marketing strategies of his best users look like, and how you can incorporate them into your own business.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The one thing that most business owners don't recognize is stopping them from growing
  • A battle-tested, tried and true guide to getting the biggest return possible on every single customer
  • The three most critical points in the customer lifecycle and why ignoring them puts your business at risk
  • An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the email marketing strategies of Infusionsoft's top clients
  • How to combine automation and authenticity into one winning combination
  • & much more!

          Credit Card Bills, Insurance Premiums To Rise After GST- Should You Care?   

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          Costa Concordia: un fotógrafo se cuela en las ruinas de este crucero   
El fotógrafo Jonathan Danko Kielkowski ha conseguido colarse en el interior de las ruinas del Costa Concordia, mostrando cómo acabó este lujoso crucero.
          Attractive 1 bed, 1 bath (Dublin) - $2190.00   
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          Gen5x Hammer Drill VS Brushless Hammer Drill   
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          Gilberto Santa Rosa arrancará una gira mundial en República Dominicana   

SANTO DOMINGO. Gilberto Santa Rosa arrancará su gira mundial de celebración de 40 años en la música en República Dominicana, el próximo 7 de septiembre, en el Gran Teatro del Cibao y seguirá 8 y 9 de septiembre en el Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito.

El Caballero de la Salsa dio a conocer detalles de “40... y contando” ayer, en una conferencia de prensa con medios de América Latina vía streming desde su Puerto Rico natal.

Costa Rica, Panamá, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, España, Canadá, Perú, Estados Unidos y México son los países hasta ahora incluidos en la gira.

“Ha sido una travesía bien interesante, con cosas buenas, otras menos buenas. Pero las buenas han sido muchas más”, expresó Santa Rosa sobre su carrera, que le ha permitido hacer lo que le gusta, desde su propio país, donde ha vivido y se mantiene y desde donde gira al mundo. “Tengo en Puerto Rico casa y plaza”, sentenció. “Los compañeros míos de todas las generaciones me han dado su cariño, su respeto, su abrazo. Los que llegaron antes que yo, los que llegaron conmigo y los que llegaron después de mí. Pues todo eso lo vamos a celebrar en esta gira de “40... y contando”, manifestó con orgullo.

“Pretendo cantar 40 títulos en cada show, así que... Oremos a ver si sale. Y que salga. Voy a tener el respaldo de excelentes músicos y en algunos lugares artistas invitados”, dijo el intérprete que tendrá su debut en solitario en el Auditorio Nacional de México, donde antes se ha presentado pero junto a otros artistas.


          Comment on Game 80, Phillies at Mariners by Grayfox3d   
I love you Felix, and all that you have done for this team but your costing them alot of money for this "production"... Hopefully you find your form before its too late.
          Bookeeper / Finance Manager - Job for all - Evesham WR11   
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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: H&M’s new cost controls pay off in earnings report   

JOHANNESBURG— Cost-control is the new watchword at Hennes & Mauritz AB as the European fashion giant seeks to compensate for slowing sales growth, rising inventories and dwindling profitability. The Swedish retailer on Thursday posted second-quarter...
          Justin Bieber Drops 'Boyfriend' Lyrics   

Bieber tells his love interest, 'If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go,' on his single, out March 26.
By Jocelyn Vena

<P>Swag! That's the line that <a href="/music/artist/bieber_justin/artist.jhtml">Justin Bieber</a> is using to woo his love interest in his single, <a href="/news/articles/1680882/justin-bieber-boyfriend-single-buzz.jhtml">"Boyfriend."</a> The <i>Believe</i> song drops Monday, but he gave his fans an early treat when he released the lyrics on his <a href="http://justinbiebermusic.com/boyfriend/" target="_blank">website</a> on Wednesday (March 21). </P><P> </P><P>The song, produced by Mike Posner, appears to be all about trying to convince a girl that he should be her boyfriend. Now, while it's hard to imagine any teen girl fighting with his logic, Bieber makes his plea on the track by promising her fondue dates by the fire and trips around the world. </P><P> </P><P><div style="background-color:#000000;width:428px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:744691/cp~id%3D1680192%26vid%3D744691%26instance%3Dmtv%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A744691" width="420" height="236" frameborder="0"></iframe></div></div> </P><P> </P><P>Bieber teased part of the song in his <a href="/news/articles/1681320/justin-bieber-complex-magazine.jhtml"><i>Complex</i> cover story</a>, but now he is providing it to his fans in full. </P><P><link type="content" id="1680373"><i>Believe</i> will drop</link. later this year. </P><P> </P><P><i>Verse 1</i><br> </P><P> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go<br> </P><P>I can take you places you ain't never been before<br> </P><P>Baby take a chance or you'll never ever know<br> </P><P>I got money in my hands that I'd really like to blow<br> </P><P>Swag swag swag, on you<br> </P><P>Chillin' by the fire while we eatin' fondue<br> </P><P>I dunno about me but I know about you<br> </P><P>So say hello to falsetto in three two<br> </P><P> </P><P><i>Pre-Chorus</i><br> </P><P> </P><P>I'd like to be everything you want<br> </P><P>Hey girl, let me talk to you<br> </P><P> </P><P><i>Chorus</i><br> </P><P> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend, never let you go<br> </P><P>Keep you on my arm girl, you'd never be alone<br> </P><P>I can be a gentleman, anything you want<br> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go, I'd never let you go<br> </P><P> </P><P><i>Verse 2</i><br> </P><P> </P><P>Tell me what you like yeah tell me what you don't<br> </P><P>I could be your Buzz Lightyear fly across the globe<br> </P><P>I don't never wanna fight yeah, you already know<br> </P><P>I am 'ma a make you shine bright like you're laying in the snow<br> </P><P>Burr<br> </P><P>Girlfriend, girlfriend, you could be my girlfriend<br> </P><P>You could be my girlfriend until the --- world ends<br> </P><P>Make you dance do a spin and a twirl and<br> </P><P>Voice goin crazy on this hook like a whirl wind<br> </P><P>Swaggie<br> </P><P> </P><P><i>Pre-Chorus</i><br> </P><P> </P><P>I'd like to be everything you want<br> </P><P>Hey girl, let me talk to you<br> </P><P><i>Chorus</i><br> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend, never let you go<br> </P><P>Keep you on my arm girl you'd never be alone<br> </P><P>I can be a gentleman, anything you want<br> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go, I'd never let you go<br> </P><P> </P><P><i>Bridge</i><br> </P><P> </P><P>So give me a chance, 'cause you're all I need girl<br> </P><P>Spend a week with your boy I'll be calling you my girlfriend<br> </P><P>If I was your man, I'd never leave you girl<br> </P><P>I just want to love you, and treat you right<br> </P><P> </P><P><i>Chorus</i><br> </P><P> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend, never let you go<br> </P><P>Keep you on my arm girl you'd never be alone<br> </P><P>I can be a gentleman, anything you want<br> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go, never let you go<br> </P><P>Na na na, na na na, na na na<br> </P><P>Ya girl<br> </P><P> </P><P>Na na na, na na na, na na na ey<br> </P><P>Na na na, na na na, na na na ey<br> </P><P>Na na na, na na na, na na na ey<br> </P><P>If I was your boyfriend<br> </P><P> </P><P><i>Are you excited for Bieber to drop "Boyfriend"? Leave your comment below!</I> </P><P> </P><P><div style="background-color:#000000;width:428px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:744688/cp~id%3D1680192%26vid%3D744688%26instance%3Dmtv%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A744688" width="420" height="236" frameborder="0"></iframe></div></div></p>

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          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: Your vacation can help put newspapers into the hands of students!   

The next time you call us to place your subscription on hold during vacation, simply request that the credit be applied to the Toronto Star’s Newspaper in Education program. We will use these funds to support the cost of newspapers and educational...
          6/30/2017: ENTERTAINMENT: Who you gonna be? Ghostbusters!   

If Cineplex’s new Rec Room is the video-game version of Canada’s Wonderland, then The Void is its Leviathan. This virtual-reality experience is a Ghostbusters- themed thrill ride that makes its Canadian debut at the new Toronto bar. Costing $24 for...
          Naomi Campbell Is Fierce For Elle   
Have you heard about the new reality TV modeling show, ‘The Face‘? It’s hosted by former ‘America’s Top Model’ judge Nigel Barker. Naomi Campbell (don’t call her a supermodel) is one of the mentors on ‘The Face.’ She talked about … Continue reading »

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           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M Primary Location with Garden    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 2nd Row + Garden , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Plot Area : 320 Meters ,Excellent Loctaion, Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen ,Garden Total Amout : 2.851.200 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna Prime Location 133 M Land Area 360 M    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 2nd Row + Garden , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Land Area : 360 Meters ,Prime Loctaion, Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen ,Garden Total Amout : 2.970.000 L.E , Payment Terms: Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Twin Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 2nd Row BUA 133M Land Area 360 M    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 2nd Row + Garden , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Land Area : 360 Meters ,Prime Loctaion, Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen ,Garden Price : 2.970.000 EGP , Payment Terms: Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
          Forum Post: RE: PRICE DIFFERENCE ACCOUNT POSTING ISSUE   
Hi Ludwig, In step 4 invoice whole quantity of PO which is 5 has been posted. Sale order invoice is posted with quantity of 2 which is step 3. After step 4 when i post Product receipt and then Invoice SO system calculate C.P.U= physical cost+financial cost/quantity after that when i invoice Purchase order with different unit price e.g from 20 to 25 see above steps from 5 to 7, system does not post price difference account according to my understanding after posting PO invoice C.P.U is change when PO invoice and the difference in C.P.Unit before posting Invoice and After posting PO invoice should be charge to price difference. what i am right? Regards Haris Gillani
           Twin Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 2nd Row BUA 133M with Roof 80 M    
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           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M with Down Payment 15% 1st Row    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Building Area : 133 Meters , Primary Loctaion Consists of : 2 Receptions,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 3.078.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M with Down Payment 15% Sea View    
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           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M Primary Location on Sea Views    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Excellent Loctaion Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Total Amout : 3.240.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
          Sciatica Nerve Pain - Avoid The Top 3 Sciatica Mistakes!   
sciatica nerve pain: Because of pain and a lack of understanding of their condition, sciatica sufferers may make some costly long-term mistakes when it comes to handling their problem. She provides information, inspiration, back pain solutions and hints and tips on... sciatica nerve pain
          Università di Messina. Lezioni di politica   

C’è chi, come l’ex rettore di Palermo Roberto Lagalla, la passione per la politica non l’ha mai nascosta: in questi

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          Ethiopian Inaugurates Modern Cargo Terminal II   
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated yesterday a modern Cargo Terminal II constructed at a cost of 10 million Euro.
          H&M profits boosted by new stores   
Swedish fashion giant H&M reported stronger profits than expected in the second quarter thanks to better cost control and the opening of new stores.
          6/30/2017: SPORTS/SCOREBOARD: Jackets buy out Hartnell contract   
COLUMBUS, OHIO— The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell’s contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. Hartnell would have cost the team $4.75 million against the...
          FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS in audiobook   
You are not supposed to read this book. You are not supposed to think about reading this book. In fact, just plain thinking at all is unacceptable. You have been warned...

From hilarious to horrifying to dangerously insightful, a selection of stories that must not be told, for they slaughter the sacred cows of our age. Do you dare read them?

Stories by Nick Cole, John C. Wright, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brad R. Torgersen, Vox Day and more, with non-fiction articles by Tom Kratman and Larry Correia, with a foreword by Milo Yiannopoulos.

10 hours and 18 minutes. Narrated by Jon Mollison.

Excerpt from "The Amazon Gambit" by Vox Day from FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS.

Lieutenant Colonel Max Kruger stood at attention and saluted as General Markham, SUBCONCOM, debarked from the flyer with the ease of a man four decades younger and strode across the landing pad towards him.

“At ease, Colonel,” the general ordered. “Good to see you. Now, come with me, we’ve got a lot to discuss before the press conference.”

The general had four centims on him and was walking quickly, so Kruger had to lengthen his stride in order to keep up with the taller man.

“The Grkese signed the contract?”

“They did indeed,” the general confirmed. “And the Duke himself selected you as the contract CO, Max.”

“Honored,” Kruger murmured, as expected. And it was true, he did feel honored, although he wasn’t exactly surprised. Of the various officers in the Rhysalani Armed Forces qualified to command low-tech forces, he not only possessed the best record with regards to successfully completed contracts, but he had beaten Col. Thompson, his closest rival, rather soundly at the Duke’s Command Challenge last year. “I presume it will be 3rd Battalion?”

The 3rd Battalion of the Ducal Marines specialized in low-tech combat, particularly combat below TL10. Kruger had served with them on two previous deployments, both of which had taken place on Dom Sevru. The men of 3rd Battalion were trained to be able to fight with everything from swords and shields to plasma cannon and sub-atomic armor.

“No,” the general replied, to his surprise, as they entered the elevator that would bring them down to the heart of the airbase command center. “The Lord General suggested that this would be the ideal opportunity to show the subsector what the 11th Special Battalion can do. And the Duke concurred.”

Kruger couldn’t hide his astonishment. Or his dismay. He looked at his superior in disbelief, and while he saw everything from amusement to sympathy in the older man’s eyes, he detected no sign at all that his leg was being pulled.

“Dear God, you’re not joking!”

“Afraid not, Max. The Duke has spent a fortune training and equipping those women for the last five years, and he’s decided that it’s about time to see a return on that investment.”

Kruger didn’t trust himself to speak. The first five or six responses that sprang to mind would have earned him at least a reprimand, if not a court-martial. The next three, if uttered openly by an officer of the Armed Forces, technically amounted to lèse-nobilité and would theoretically merit a firing squad. So he said nothing.

The general grinned nonchalantly and raised an eyebrow. He knew damn well what Kruger was thinking. “He’s not wrong, Max. Their negotiators were so impressed that they paid triple our usual rate. Half up front.”

“They did? Why the hell would they do that?”

“Well, as I understand the sales pitch, our highly trained female soldiers have proven to be much better communicators than their male counterparts, and as a result they are considerably less inclined to needlessly break things and kill people. In this particular case, the estimated savings in infrastructure damage when taking and occupying the primary objective alone is expected to more than make up for the increased cost of the contract.”

“Assuming we can complete it. What’s the tech level again?”

“Seven.”

This time, Kruger couldn’t restrain an oath. The general raised an eyebrow, then slapped Kruger on his oak-leafed shoulders as they approached a door with a pair of Ducal Marines on either side.

“Try to keep it clean for the cameras, Max. If you don’t know what to say, just smile and declare that you’ve got every confidence in the troops. Do your best to sell it. God knows we’ve all had to tell a few humdingers in our day. Your record speaks for itself, so let it do the talking. Now, you’ve got an hour to review the contract and meet with the battalion’s officers before the press conference, so I suggest you hop to it.”

“Yessir,” Kruger said morosely. “Any chance I can get out of this, General?”

“None at all, Max. None at all.”
          The cost of Black America   
If you are a white American, over the course of your lifetime the federal government will, on average and on your behalf, transfer $384,109 of your wealth and income to a single black individual.

According to