Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July   
Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.




J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 7/3/2017 0.5 2.22%
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) 7/5/2017 0.125 4.31%
American Express Company (AXP) 7/5/2017 0.32 1.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 7/5/2017 0.15 8.00%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 7/5/2017 0.39 2.71%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 7/5/2017 0.29 3.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.


          New: The Challenges of 'Improving' the Modern Death Penalty   
In his dissent in McCleskey v. Kemp, Justice William Brennan turned a famous phrase that has long resonated with criminal justice reformers. In upholding Georgia’s capital sentencing system, the majority expressed concern about Eighth Amendment claims based on statistics revealing racial disparities in the application of the death penalty, fearing that such claims “would open the door to widespread challenges to all aspects of criminal sentencing.” Justice Brennan lamented that “on its face, such a statement seems to suggest a fear of too much justice.” Disconcertingly, almost everyone seriously involved in debates over the modern administration of death penalty seemingly has a fear of too much capital justice. This essay seeks to explain this practical reality of modern death penalty advocacy in order to spotlight the problems it necessarily creates for any sustained efforts to improve the modern death penalty. By unpacking the fear of too much capital justice among capital ...
          Makeup artist Tiffany Ervin shares summer beauty secrets   

Tiffany Ervin is the founder and lead makeup artist for Makeup Royalty in Atlanta, Georgia, a city enjoying popularity as a film production mecca. Currently, there are as many as 50 productions working in and around the city, and Ervin is providing makeup artistry for as many of them as she can, including media for networks such as BET, Bravo and VH1.…
          Виолетта_Сорванцова: Привет, дорогие мои читатели!    
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Трям!
Вы наверняка заметили, дорогие мои читатели, что я стала редко появляться в своем дневнике. У меня жизнь кипит в реальности, поэтому сюда заглянуть просто не хватает времени. Заметила, что в последнее время у меня сильно возросла популярность. Удивительно, но люди стали все чаще цитировать мои произведения в сети, количество читателей на страничке на Сихи.ру почти удвоилось, а точнее по счетчику 66535.

Я стала писать прозу. Количество читателей на Прозу.ру гораздо скромнее, но и оно тоже удвоилось. Люди читают мои рассказы и просят опубликовать продолжения. Приходится публиковать их по ночам. Муж, правда, очень этим недоволен, но что не сделаешь ради искусства!

Посмотрела я сегодня статистику, в принципе, я была бы очень довольна, как эта наглая рыжая морда с рамочки, если бы не смерть мое любимой бабушки. Пусть земля буде пухом усопшей Таисии! Царствие ей небесное! Бабуля - единственный родной человек, который жил в Чехове, она меня понимала, всегда оказывала мне моральную поддержку, а теперь мне очень ее не хватает. Теперь даже и поговорить по душам не с кем. В душе мне очень горько. Я не могу плакать, потому что кода я реву, то меня сразу подхватывают детишки. Не понимаю, как они чувствуют, но они даже ночью просыпаются и плачу, если я плачу. Одно утешает, что бабулечка наверняка уже встретилась на Том свете с дедушкой, которого она очень любила. Дед был очень хорошим человеком, он защищал нашу Родину и погиб но это - совсем другая история.

Все, кто прочитал это сообщение, отпишитесь в комментариях. Я хотя бы узнаю, читают меня тут еще или нет. Если писать особо нечего, то напишите в комменте просто +




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          Georgia-Pacific Perry (Fla.) union members vote to accept new contract agreement   
Members from the United Steel Workers Union have voted to accept a new contract from Foley Cellulose. The contract agreement comes after a year-long dispute between the union and Georgia Pacific.

Members from the United Steel Workers Union have voted to accept a new contract from Foley Cellulose. The contract agreement comes after a year-long dispute between the union and Georgia Pacific.


          Learning Geometry in Georgian England   

The copybooks of two young men reveal very different purposes in learning geometry.


          Elkourie, Rosalie   
Born in Griffin, Georgia, the daughter of Joseph& Abbie Deraney. Preceded in death by her husband, Taft, daughter Angela ,and grandson Justin. Roz...
          Peak Current Year?   
From the Athens [Georgia] Banner-Herald: Athens teen’s shooting death linked to feud between transgender groups, police say Posted June 28, 2017 03:58 pm By Joe Johnson The weekend fatal shooting of a teen at an apartment complex near downtown Athens was the culmination of a feud between two transgender groups, Athens-Clarke County police confirmed Wednesday. […]
          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.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Asia and Pacific Rim Saturday, July 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: Strategy of Data Collection for Nonprofits Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits Africa and Middle East Saturday, July 1, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Monday, July 3, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session Friday, July 7, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, July 8, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, July 14, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 15, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 21, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 22, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 28, 2017 Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Creating Apps and Other Tech Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: WhatsApp for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Sunday, July 30, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Friday, August 4, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, August 5, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, August 11, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 12, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 18, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 19, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 25, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 26, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Sunday, August 27, 2017 Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: Instagram for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Europe and United Kingdom Saturday, July 1, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2017 Monday, July 3, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Leith Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Professionnelles du Logiciel Libre Monday, July 10, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Data Analysis for Nonprofits Tuesday, July 11, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: User Research and Service Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Tech for Good — Law and Justice Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom: Design for All — Technology for Everyone, Accessibility, and User Experience Thursday, July 20, 2017 Milngavie, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Milngavie Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Dublin, Ireland: Design Thinking For Good: IBM Health Corps Tuesday, August 1, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: Organisation Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom: Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Monday, August 14, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Summer Tech for Good Social Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Paudex, Switzerland: RdV4-0.ch: 2. Objets Connectés — IoT Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Thursday, August 31, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Edinburgh Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0 --> spanhidden
          WATCH: Cops Break Mans Jaw, Lose His Puppy, Throw Camera In Pond To Cover It Up   
Chatham, GA — A Georgia man’s personal body camera footage is the only evidence being publicly released showing his alleged assault by Chatham sheriff’s deputy Franklin R. Rollins Jr. Luckily for the victim, Anthony Oliver, his […]
          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.

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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.

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"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)


          Tomatoes For Zone 8: Learn About Zone 8 Tomato Varieties   
By Amy Grant Tomatoes are probably the most commonly grown garden crop. They have a myriad of uses and take relatively little garden space to yield 10-15 pounds (4.5-7 kilos) or even more. They can also be grown in a number of different USDA zones. Take zone 8, for instance. There are plenty of zone 8 suitable tomato varieties. Read on to find out about growing tomatoes in zone 8 and suitable tomatoes for zone 8. Growing Zone 8 Tomato Plants USDA zone 8 really runs the gamut on the USDA hardiness zone map. It runs from the southeast corner of North Carolina down through the lower portions of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. It then continues to include most of Louisiana, parts of Arkansas and Florida and a big chunk of mid-Texas. Standard zone 8 gardening advice is targeted to these areas of zone 8, but it also

          AT&T launches fixed wireless Internet in 8 states   
AT&T announced that its Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and underserved locations is now available in a further eight states, expanding on the initial launch of the service in Georgia in April this year.

With the latest launch, the AT&T fixed wireless Internet service is available to more than 70,000 locations across underserved or unserved areas in the 9 states. AT&T noted that the service expansion is part of its FCC Connect America Fund (CAF) commitment, through which it plans to serve a total of over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017 and more than 1.1 million locations by 2020.
The states where the fixed wireless Internet service is being launched are as follows: Alabama; Florida; Kentucky; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; and Louisiana.

AT&T stated that it plans to expand the service to 18 states overall during 2017, including Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. AT&T plans to reach a total of more than 67,000 locations across Georgia using fixed wireless technology by 2020.



  • AT&T's fixed wireless Internet service provides a home Internet connection for customers in rural and underserved areas and offers a minimum download speed of 10 Mbit/s. The connection is delivered from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna located at the customers' homes or businesses.
  • AT&T announced in January that following trials of fixed wireless Internet (FWI) service in 2016 in a number of states as part of efforts to expand access to rural locations with slow or no Internet connectivity via its participation in the CAF II program, it would launch FWI in areas where it had accepted CAF support.


          La grande boxe al CentoGrigio: Randazzo sfida il georgiano Avakyan   
Sabato 1 alle 22 il campione italiano dei Superleggeri Luciano Randazzo combatterà per la prima volta ad Alessandria. A sfidare il pugile valenzano sarà il 26enne georgiano Mikheil Avjakan
          CoE official dismayed over Georgia’s constitution ‘crisis’   
TBILISI, DFWatch–A Council of Europe official is in despair over the way Georgian leaders have handled the drafting of a new constitution, calling the debacle a ‘crisis’. “I’m disappointed and become more and more […]
          MKUU WA MKOA WA KILIMANJARO ANNA MGHWIRA ,ASHUHUDIA MAGARI 103 YAKIWA NA SHEHENA YA MAHINDI NJIA PANDA YA HIMO   

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Anna Mghwira akiwa ameongozana na baadhi ya wajumbe wa kamati ya ulinzi na usalama ya mkoa wa Kilimanjaro wakiwemo Kamanda wa Polisi ,Hamis Issah na Mkuu wa wilaya ya Moshi ,Kippi Warioba wakitembelea maeneo ambayo yameshikiliwa magari yaliyobeba shehena ya Mahindi .
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Anna Mghwira akizunbgumza na baadhi ya wafanyabaishara wa Mahindi ambao magari yao yanashikiliwa eneo la Njia Panda mkoani Kilimanjaro.
Baadhi ya Wafanyabiashara ambao Mahindi yao yanashikiliwa katika eneo la Njia Panda mkoani Kilimanjaro wakimsikiliza Mkuu wa mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Anna Mghwira alipofika eneo hilo kwa lengo la kuzungumza nao.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Anna Mghwira akiangalia magari yaliyobeba shehena ya Mahindi yanayoshikiliwa katika eneo la Njia Panda ya Himo.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Anna Mghwira akizungumza na baadhi ya madereva na Wafanyabaisahara ambao Mahindi yao yanashikiliwa eneo la Njia Panda ya Himo.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Anna Mghwira akitizama Malori yenye Shehena ya Mahindi yakiwa yamehifadhiwa katika maeneo mbalimbali ikiwemo nyuma ya vituo vya Mafuta .
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Anna Mghwira akiongozana na Kamanda wa Polisi mkoa wa Kilimanjaro,Hamis Issa wakiodoka katika eneo hilo baada ya kuangalia malori yanayoshikiliwa yakiwa na shehena ya Mahindi.
Baadhi ya Magari yakiwa yameegeshwa katika maeneo tofauti tofauti yakiwa na shehena ya Mahindi.
ENEO la njia Panda linalounganisha barabara za Moshi/Arusha,Tanga/Dar es Salaam na ile ya Holili mpakani mwa nchi jirani ya Kenya linatajwa kama kituo kikuu cha Malori yanayosafirisha Nafaka kwenda nchi jirani ya Kenya.
Uchunguzi uliofanywa na Globu ya Jamii umebaini kuwepo kwa maeneo yasiyo rasmi ya kuegesha Malori hayo ,mengine yakiwa na Matela yake ,ambako shughuli za kupakua mahindi na kupakia katika Magari Madogo aina ya fuso zinazotoka nchi jirani ya Kenya hufanyika.
Maeneo mengine yanayotajwa kuwepo na Magulio  ya Mahindi ni katika sehemu za maegesho ya magari  zilizopo katika  vituo mbalimbali vya kuuza Mafuta ,pamoja na baadhi ya nyumba za wageni ambazo zimegeuzwa Maghala ya kuhifadhia Mahindi.
Magari zaidi ya 103 yanashikiiwa katika maeneo ya Njia Panda na Himo yakiwa yamebeba Shehena ya Mahindi tayari kusafirishwa huku baadhi ya madereva wakiyatelekeza Malori yao kwa siku ya tano sasa na kwenda kusiko julikana .
Hatua iliwasukuma Wafanyabiashara wa Mahindi pamoja na Madereva kufika ofisi za Mkuu wa mkoa kuwasilisha malalamiko yao juu ya kukamatwa kwa Malori hayo yakiwa Njia Panda badala ya mpakani kama alivyo agiza Waziri Mkuu,Kassim Majaliwa.
Wakizungumza nje ya jingo la ofisi ya Mkuu wa Mkoa,Wafanyabiashara hao ,Laurance Kanyota,Nuru Madai na Mariam Ramadhan walisema wameshangazwa na hatua ya jeshi la Polisi kushikilia magari yao yalikuwa na Mahindi yakisafirishwa kuelekea mikoa ya Arusha na Moshi.
“Magari yetu yapo pale Sheli Maount Meru,yalitokea Tunduma kwenda Arusha,yalipofika pale siku ya Jumamosi madereva walienda kula siku kuu ya Idd,jana (Juzi) asubuhi  Matandiboi wakapiga simu kwamba tumezungukwa na Polisi ,tukaenda pale tukaonana na OCD tukaliza kwanini mnatushikia magari ambayo yako Njia Panda yanayoenda Arusha au Moshi ,wakajibu tumetumwa kushika magari yote ya Mahindi.”alisema Mfanyabiashara Mariam.
Alisema alimuelewa Waziri Mkuu katika agizo lake kwamba magari yaliyopo mpakani ndio yashikiliwe  na si kama lilivyofanya jeshi la Polisi kukamata magari yaliyokuwa Njia Panda kuelekea Moshi na Arusha huku wakimuomba Waziri Mkuu kutoa ufafanuzi  kwa wasaidizi wake juu ya agizo lake.
Mfanyabiashara Kanyota alisema amekuwa akifanya biashara ya kusafirisha mazao kwa njia halali ikiwa ni pamoja na ulipaji wa kodi lakini anashangazwa na hatua ya kuzuiliwa kwa  Mahindi yake ambayo amekuwa akinunua na kuyauza katika viwanda vya kutengeneza unga kwa ajili ya Chakula.
“Tulikua tunaomba Mkuu wa mkoa ajue kwamba sisi ni wafanyabiashara tunaolipa kodi halali ya serikali atusaidie tufikishe mazao yetu sehemu yanapotakiwa kufika ,Mahindi yangu yanatoka Mbeya ,mkulima aiyeniletea mimi kama Dalali ametoka Tunduma.”alisema Kanyota.
Kauli ya Serikali ya mkoa wa Kilimanjaro.
Kamati ya ulinzi na usalama mkoa wa Kilimanjaro imepigiria msumari katika Agizo la Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa la kutaifisha Mahindi pamoja na gari litakalokutwa kuanzia June 26 mwka huu likiwa limebeba na kusafirisha Mahindi kwenda nje  ya nchi.
Mkuu wa mkoa wa Kilimajaro Anna Mghwira  ambaye pia ni Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya ulinzi na usalama ya mkoa alisema jana ofisini kwake mbele ya waandishi wa habari kuwa magari 103 yaliyokamatwa Himo na Njia Panda yatahesabiwa kama sehemu ya uhujumu uchumi na kwamba yatataifishwa .
“Magari yaliyokamatwa kule Siha ,tayari tulikwisha amua kwamba yatapelekwa Nationa Milling(Ghala la chakula la taifa) Arusha ,lakini haya ya Himo ,Waziri Mkuu Alisha agiza kwamba kuanzia tarehe 26 ,magari yote yatakayokamatwa ,Bidhaa pamoja na magari yenyewe yatahesabiwa kuwa ni sehemu ya uhujumu Uchumi ,kwa hiyo yatataifishwa.”alisema Mghwira.
Mghwira alisema baada ya mfululizo wa vikao vya kamati ya ulinzi na usalama ya mkoa wa Kilimanjaro juu swala zima la uuzaji na usafirishaji wa chakula nje ya nchi,kamati imefanyia kazi tamko la Waziri Mkuu kutaka kujiridhisha vya kutosha juu ya hali ya chakula iliyopo Kilimanjaro na mikoa ya jirani.
“Uogozi wa mkoa wa Kilimanjaro unapenda kuwatangazia wananchi wote,hususani Wafanyabiashara wa Sukari na Nafaka za Mpunga,Mchele ,Mahindi na Unga wa Mahindi ya kuwa ni marufuku kwa mfanyabiashara yoyote au mwananchi yoyote kusafirisha bidhaa hizo kwenda nje ya nchi bila kibali cha serikali”alisema Mkuu huyo wa Mkoa .
Alisema kukiuka agizo hilo ni kuhujumu uchumi wa nchi  kama ilivyo ainishwa kwenye kifungu cha 3 cha jedwali la kwanza la sheria ya uhujumu Uchumi sura ya 200 ya sheria za Tanzania na pia ni kukiuka agizo la Waziri Mkuu,kupitia waraka wake alioutoa  Mei 30,2017,uliozuia utokaji  wa vyakula na sukari kwenda nchi jirani .
Alisema kwa kukiuka sheria hiyo kunaweza kusababisha upungufu wa chakula kwenye baadhi ya maeneo nchini na kusababisha Mamlaka ya Mapato hapa nchini (TRA)  kukosa takwimu muhimu wa bidhaa zinazosafirishwa nje
“Ofisi ya Mkuu wa mkoa wa Kilimanjaro imejiridhisha kuwa baadhi ya wafanyabiashara wamekuwa wakisafirisha sukari  na nafaka hizo nyakati za usiku na hiki ndicho kinaleteleza kukosa takwimu muhimu kwa kupitia njia ambazo si rasmi kwa kushirikiana na baadhi ya askari polisi ambao sio waaminifu.
Wakati wa baraza la Idd lilifanyika kitaifa katika msikiti wa Riadha mjini Moshi,Waziri Mkuu ,Kassim Majaliwa alitangaza kupiga marufuku usafirishaji wa Mahindi kwenda nchi jirani na kwamba atakaye kiuka utaratibu huo atahukuliwa hatua kali za kisheria

          WAHALIFU WANNE WAUWAWA KATIKA MAPAMBANO NA POLISI KIBITI   

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MKUU WA OPERESHENI ZA POLISI, NAIBU KAMISHNA DCP LIBERATUS SABAS, AKIONYESHA BUNDUKI AINA YA SMG ZILIZOPATIKANA JUZI USIKU WAKATI WA MAPAMBANO YA KURUSHIANA RISASI  BAINA YA WAHALIFU NA POLISI KATIKA KIJIJI CHA PAGAE WILAYANI KIBITI MKOANI PWANI. BUNDUKI 2 AINA YA SMG ZILIPATIKANA PAMOJA NA MAGAZINI 2 NA RISASI 17. PICHA NA HASSAN MNDEME-JESHI LA POLISI.
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Na Frank Geofray-Jeshi la Polisi.

Jeshi la Polisi nchini limefanikiwa kuwaua wahalifu wanne wanaosadikiwa kuwa miongoni mwa wahalifu wanaoendesha mauaji katika wilaya za Mkuranga, Kibiti na Rufiji  katika mapambano yaliyodumu kwa zaidi ya nusu saa katika kijiji cha Pagae wilayani Kibiti mkoani Pwani.

Akielezea tukio hilo Mkuu wa Oparesheni Maalumu za Jeshi la Polisi, Naibu Kamishna wa Polisi Liberatus Sabas alisema tukio hilo lilitokea siku ya Alhamisi juni 29 majira ya saa tatu usiku kwenye barabara ya vumbi itokayo Pagae kuelekea Nyambunda ambapo Askari Polisi wakiwa doria walikutana na kikundi cha watu kinachokadiriwa kuwa na watu sita ambapo wahalifu hao baada ya kuona gari la Polisi walikimbilia vichakani na kuanza kuwarushia risasi Polisi.

Sabas alisema baada ya hali hiyo kutokea Askari nao kwa ujasiri walijibu  na mapambano hayo yalidumu kwa zaidi ya nusu saa ambapo Polisi walifanikiwa kuwajeruhi wahalifu wanne kwa risasi ambao baadaye walifariki dunia wakiwa wanapelekwa hospitali.

“Katika tukio hilo tumefanikiwa kupata silaha mbili aina ya SMG na magazine mbili pamoja na risasi 17 zilizokuwa zinatumiwa na wahalifu hao na hii ni dalili kuwa tunaendelea vizuri na oparesheni yetu ambayo inashirikisha vyombo vingine vya ulinzi na Usalama katika wilaya hizi tatu za Mkuranga, Kibiti, na Rufiji” Alisema Sabas.

Aidha Sabas ametoa wito kwa wahalifu wengine kuacha mara moja kufanya vitendo hivyo kwa kuwa vyombo vya ulinzi na usalama vinaendelea kufanya jitihada zote za kuhakikisha kuwa maeneo hayo yanakuwa salama na wananchi wanaishi katika hali ya amani na usalama.

Vilevile amewataka wananchi kutoa taarifa zitakazowezesha kupatikana wahalifu wengine ili kuhakikisha kuwa kila mmoja anaishi kwa usalama ambapo kwa ambaye atakayetoa taarifa zitakazowezesha kupatikana kwa wahalifu hao kiasi cha shilingi milioni kumi kitatolewa na Mkuu wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini IGP Simon Sirro

          MKUTANO WA KITAIFA WA WADAU WA ELIMU NA CHAMA CHA WALIMU WAFANYIKA JIJINI DAR   

Mwakilishi kutoka Mtandao wa Kodi Tanzania (TTJC), Grace Masalakulangwa akiwasilisha ripoti ya utafiti ya One Billion Question iliyotafitiwa na shirika la ISCEJIE katika Mkutano uliowakutanisha wadau wa Elimu na Wenyeviti wa Chama cha Walimu ngazi ya mikoa ya Tanzania Bara  iliyofanyika jijini  Dar es Salaam. 
Afisa Mradi wa Elimu kutoka TENMET, Alistidia Kamugisha akifungua mkutano na kuwaelezea malengo ya mkutano huo wa siku mbili kwa wadau wa elimu na Chama cha Walimu Tanzania uliofanyika katika ukumbi wa Hoteli ya Blue Pearl jijini Dar es Salaam.
 Mratibu wa Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania (TENMET), Cathleen Sekwao akitoa mada kuhusu umuhimu wa ukusanyaji wa rasilimali za ndani na kuwekeza katika kuboresha sekta ya elimu hususani kwa mtoto wa kike na maslahi ya walimu katika mkutano uliowakutanisha wanachama wa chama cha walimu Tanzania (CWT/TTU).
Meneja Mradi wa Elimu kutoka shirika la ActionAid Tanzania Ndugu Karoli Kadeghe akiwasilisha changamoto zinazoikabili elimu msingi hapa nchini ikiwa ni pamoja na upungufu wa vyumba vya madarasa, upungufu wa walimu kwenye mkutano uliowakutanisha wadau wa elimu pamoja baadhi ya viongozi wa Chama cha Walimu ngazi ya mikoa ya Tanzania Bara  iliyofanyika jijini  Dar es Salaam. 
  Baadhi ya wadau wa elimu nchini Tanzania wakichangia mada kwenye mkutano uliowakutanisha ili kujadili kodi na ubora wa elimu hapa nchini Tanzania  kwenye mkutano uliofanyika jijini Dar 

Shirika la ActionAid-Tanzania, Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania, Shirika la Maendeleo ya Elimu Singida-MEDO na Mtandao wa Asasi za Kiraia-KINGONET  kwa pamoja wanatekeleza mradi wa uhamasishaji utoaji elimu bora kupitia rasilmali zetu wenyewe ( PROMOTING QUALITY EDUCATION THROUGH PROGRESSIVE DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILIZATION) unaotekelezwa huko Kilwa na Singida Vijijini kwa ngazi ya wilaya kwa kufanya kazi na kamati za shule na klabu za haki za watoto shuleni. Kitaifa MRADI Huo unalenga kufanya  utetezi wa mabadiliko ya kisera na sheria  hasa suala la ulipaji kodi, ukusanyaji kodi kwa haki (tax Justice), uzibaji wa mianya ya uvujaji wa kodi  ili makusanyo yaongezeke na yagharimie huduma bora kwa wananchi wa Tanzania hususani kuboresha utoaji wa Elimu bora Nchini.

Mratibu wa Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania Bi. Cathleen Sekwao akifungua mkutano huo aligusia pia kuhusu “utoaji wa huduma za jamii hapa nchini unakabiliwa na ufinyu wa fedha, wote tu mashahidi kuwa hadi kufikia mwezi Machi, 2017 serikali ilikuwa imetoa asilimia 34 tu ya bajeti yote ya 2016/2017. Jambo hili lina madhara makubwa katika utoaji wa huduma za jamii hasa elimu msingi yenye ubora  hasakwa mtoto wa kike”.
Aliongelea pia serikali kushindwa kutoa asilimia mia moja ya fedha za kutekeleza bajeti ya 2016/2017 tafiti zinaonyesha kuwa Tanzania inapoteza fedha nyingi kupitia misamaha ya kodi.

Meneja Mradi wa Elimu kutoka shirika la ActionAid Tanzania Ndugu Karoli Kadeghe aliwasilisha changamoto zinazoikabili elimu msingi hapa nchini ikiwa ni pamoja na: Upungufu wa vyumba vya madarasa, Upungufu wa ofisi za walimu, Upungufu wa vyoo vya wanafunzi,Uwiano usiokubalika kitaratibu wa mwalimu na wanafunzi, Shule nyingine kukosa kabisa walimu wa kike.

 Upungufu wa nyumba za walimu, fedha za ruzuku zisizotosheleza, utegemezi wa bajeti ya nchi za nje unaoathiri pia bajeti ya elimu na kusababisha Serikali kushindwa kugharimia kiufanisi utoaji wa elimu, mgawanyo wa ruzuku usiozingatia mahitaji halisi ya wenye uhitaji maalumu, jinsia na mahitaji ya kijiografia na pia shule changa na zile ambazo ni kongwe, Kuwa na mipango ya kibaguzi-Shule inayofanya vizuri ndiyo inapewa fedha(payment for results- P4R) kutoka mpango wa BRN bila kujali mizania ya usawa wa mazingira kati ya shule na shule, Kukosekana kwa mafunzo kazini kwa walimu, Kutopandishwa madaraja walimu, Kutolipwa kwa wakati stahiki za walimu wanaohamishwa/kustaafu mfano pesa ya usafiri.

Mratibu wa Inter Faith Standing Committee Bi. Grace Masalakulangwa aliwasilisha kuhusu Utafiti wa Ripoti ya “1 Billion Question” iliyojikita kubaini upotevu wa kodi katika sekta ya madini au uziduaji katika wilaya za Kilwa, Tarime na Geita. Utafiti huo umebaini serikali inapoteza takribani dola bilioni 1.83 sawa na Tsh trilioni 4.09 kwa mwaka kupitia misamaha ya kodi, uhamishaji wa fedha nje ya nchi bila kufuata utaratibu, kushindwa kutoza kodi sekta isiyo rasmi na aina nyingine za ukwepaji kodi.

Washiriki mbalimbali wakichangia katika mkutano huo, walishauri serikali kuboresha ukusanyaji wa kodi na utengaji wa bajeti katika sekta ya maendeleo hususani sekta ya elimu. Baadhi ya washiriki walichangia pia kukosekana kwa ufanisi na maendeleo yenye tija katika sekta ya Elimu kutokana na usimamizi mbovu wa elimu, serikali kushindwa kuwekeza katika elimu, kuwepo kwa wizara mbili zinazosimamia elimu na muda mwingine kuingiliana kwa majukumu pamoja na kutozingatiwa katika maslahi ya walimu.  

          KANALI LUBINGA AFANYA MAZUNGUMZO NA VIONGOZI WA CCM TAWI LA UINGEREZA (UK), LEO   



Katibu wa NEC, Siasa na Uhusiano wa Kimataifa, Kanali Mstaafu Ngemela Lubinga akimkaribisha Ofisini kwake, Mwenyekiti wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza (UK), Kangoma Kapinga, katika Ofisi Ndogo ya Makao Makuu ya CCM, Lumumba jijini Dar es Salaam, leo. Mwenyekiti huyo ambaye alifuatana na Katibu wa CCM wa tawi hilo Leybab Mdegela alifanya mazungumzo na Kanali Lubinga ikiwemo haja ya kuimarishwa matawi ya CCM yaliyopo nchi za nje.
Mwenyekiti wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza Kangoma Kapinga akisaini kitabu cha wageni Ofisini kwa Kanali Ngemela (katikati), kabla ya mazungumzo yao kuanza. Kushoto ni Katibu wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza Leybab Mdegela.
Katibu wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza Lebab Mdegela akisaini Kitabu cha wageni. Kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza Kangoma Kapinga na Katikati ni Katibu wa NEC Siasa na Uhusiano wa Kimataifa Kanali Mstaafu Ngemela Lubinga.
Katibu wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza Lebab Mdegela akisaini Kitabu cha wageni. Kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza Kangoma Kapinga na Katikati ni Katibu wa NEC Siasa na Uhusiano wa Kimataifa Kanali Mstaafu Ngemela Lubinga.
Katibu wa NEC, Siasa na Uhusiano wa Kimataifa, Kanali Mstaafu Ngemela Lubinga akifafanua jambo wakati akizungumza na Mwenyekiti wa CCM Tawi la Uingereza Kangoma Kapinga (kulia), katika Ofisi Ndogo ya Makao Makuu ya CCM, Lumumba jijini Dar es Salaam, leo. Kushoto ni Katibu wa CCM wa tawi hilo Laybab Mdegela. PICHA: BASHIR NKOROMO-CCM Blog.


          Fulton County Georgia Board of Tax Assessors Resolves to Re-issue all 2017 Assessment Notices   

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          New Sheriff Gives Hope to Family Searching for Missing Georgia Teen   
Aubrey Carroll was last seen by family members on May 24, 2016.
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Darrell Rice was last seen on May 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
          Plastic Headgear Market, Trends, Size and Forecasts   

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

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

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

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

The report covers the following topics:

-Global Market size
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          Wales duo get Georgian lessons   
Wales U20 duo Shane Lewis-Hughes and Keiron Assiratti get taught some local lingo by Georgian - and Cardiff Blues teammate - Anton Peikrishvili at their hotel base in Tbilisi.
          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

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

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

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

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

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

Product types discussed in the studies:
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Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
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          TS216: 2016, Making a Murderer, Ted Cruz, US Women Fail   
Happy New Year! Here's to a new year full of true crime, false allegations and documentaries about amputated legs. Bryan is kicking it off right with new claims that Ted Cruz is the most gay-friendly Republican candidate (he's not). And Erin discusses a new United Nations finding that says America is really nailing it when it comes to women (it's not). Oh well. At least we'll always have Gloria Swanson jeans. Want to participate in the University of Georgia's College of Public Health gay men's health survey, visit bit.ly/guyswholoveguys .  
          TS185:Babadook, Beer, Alan Keyes' Gay Climate, Suzanne Venker, w/ Guest Georgia Hardstark   
Texas Bryan strikes again, this time spreading the word of "Babadook" to all of El Paso and Erin learns the old saying "a forty on Friday makes a sickie on Saturday." Plus, did you know that gay people are causing climate change and our favorite White House | Black Market  model is back with fear mongering judgements for the single ladies. With special guest, Cooking Channel's Georgia Hardstark, who plays Shade/No Shade Groceries Edition. 
          Eating the Globe: Syria   

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

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

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

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
           "A Hero of Our Time" By Mikhail Lermontov 當代英雄 (丘光譯)   
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丘光新譯的【當代英雄】,才清楚知道:書套的背面有詳細的高加索之旅地圖和要點。用心、用情製作翻譯的書最感人。



阿邦贈書【當代英雄】(宋雲森譯,新竹:啟明,2013),與
丘光譯本(台北:櫻桃園,2012)有點互補:註解上(送本有高加索等處士意圖,可遠遠不夠細......)、插圖上。
讀了第一章Bela之後可知馬克思等人對作者的特色說明。
也可進一步了解後人的芭蕾舞
A HERO OF OUR TIME | Ep. 5 | Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yBNSGo-cP8
英文版Wikipedia詞條
"A Hero of Our Time (Russian: Герой нашего времени, Geroy nashego vremeni) is a novel by Mikhail Lermontov, written in 1839, published in 1840, and revised in 1841.
It is an example of the superfluous man novel, noted for its compelling Byronic hero (or antihero) Pechorin and for the beautiful descriptions of the Caucasus. There are several English translations, including one by Vladimir Nabokov and Dmitri Nabokov in 1958."
譯藝獎 2016 俄國文學翻譯 丘光 2016-Oct-01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upMksbO2X7A&t=18s



俄國文學翻譯 譯藝獎 2016 得獎者: 丘光 2016-Oct-01 2010年, 丘光成立一個專門從事俄國文學翻譯的出版社,並以契訶夫(Anton…




 《萊蒙托夫》《當代英雄》


《萊蒙托夫》萊蒙托夫 (豆瓣) -豆瓣讀書
book.douban.com/subject/3639767/
萊蒙托夫 .作者:伊凡諾夫(Иванов)出版社: 上海譯文出版社譯者: 克冰出版年: 1993-6頁數: 515定價: 9.60元裝幀:平裝***
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Lermontov
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今天是俄國作家萊蒙托夫(1814-1841)的兩百歲冥誕,他對後來俄國小說家的心理分析上有重大的影響,也是一直在我心裡占有一個位子的作家,值得我來紀念一番。櫻桃園文化可以說在兩年前就先行慶祝了這個日子,新譯出版《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》(其實本該在今年出版,但機緣巧合下早產了)。
http://vs-press.blogspot.tw/2014/10/Lermontov-200birthday.html
......有意思的是,萊蒙托夫一輩子創作,主題多半是對抗宿命。
《當代英雄》在小說最後,主角佩喬林導出這樣的結論:
「我們經常把感覺上的欺騙或理智上的誤解當成確定的信念!……我喜歡懷疑一切:這樣的思考方式並不會妨礙性格的決斷力;相反地,就我而言,就算前方等著我的是一片茫然,我都會勇往直前。」

哇!這個人多麼喜歡懷疑一切,否定一切。如果我們剝掉佩喬林的拜倫式英雄氣質(勇往直前),再拿杜斯妥也夫斯基筆下的地下室人來對照,好像有點似曾相似吧?

看來,托爾斯泰並非憑空說出那樣的話。

※相關連結:

《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》簡介http://vspress.pixnet.net/blog/post/4535571
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http://youtu.be/MyT438z9CB8

Published on May 30, 2012
《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》,櫻桃園文化出版,2012年6月1日

每個時代都值得一讀再讀的俄國心理小說經典

啟發杜斯妥也夫斯基的心理分析,滋養托爾斯泰的寫作風格,令契訶夫奉為文學創作範本,­影響台灣作家鄭清文寫出《現代英雄》

世界級作家同聲讚譽,文藝創作人一致推薦:王聰威、宇文正、吳鈞堯、李維菁、臥斧、紀­大偉、孫梓評、郝譽翔、高翊峰、陳雪、傅月庵、童偉格、辜振豐、黃春明、楊佳嫻、楊照­、熊宗慧、歐茵西、蔡素芬、鄭清文、顏忠賢(按姓名排序)

那不願安逸的衝動,召喚每個年輕的心!

《當代英雄》是一部探索心靈的小說,形式上集遊記、日記、懺悔錄於一體,包含了五篇互­涉的小說〈貝拉〉、〈馬克辛‧馬克辛梅奇〉、〈塔曼〉、〈梅麗公爵小姐〉、〈宿命論者­〉,以及兩篇序文,故事由三位敘事者交織講述,融成一個風格獨特的故事盛宴。它是俄國­文學史上第一部長篇小說(非韻文體),開創了俄國小說體裁形式的新局,也豐富了心理分­析的深度,影響並造就了後輩杜斯妥也夫斯基、托爾斯泰、契訶夫等作家。

「當代英雄」是個外表冷靜內心狂熱的惡魔般人物,體現在小說主角俄國駐高加索軍官佩喬­林的身上,事實上也映照出整個時代社會的諸多惡習,綜合出一副尖刻卻又動人的心靈樣貌­,甚至跨越了時空,讓活在現今的我們亦自覺到心中那不為人知的一面正蠢蠢回應著。佩喬­林擁有無比的意志力,竭盡所能地對抗虛偽的社會,也對抗矛盾的自我。他玩世不恭,粗暴­地剝開世俗的虛假價值觀,恣意揮霍自己的複雜心靈,欺騙女人的感情,嘲笑男人的友情,譏諷政府的專橫,他玩弄整個時代社會,也與內在自我相互爭鬥,真誠地揭露自己的虛無可­悲。

我回顧往事,經常自問:為什麼我不想走命運開給我的那條路?
那裡有清靜的歡樂與心靈的平和等待著我......不,我不願安於這種命運!

正是這份永不耽於安逸的衝動、至高無上的自由意志,召喚著每個時代年輕的心。

作者萊蒙托夫是俄國大詩人,他是說故事的天才,也是探索心理的惡魔,筆觸細膩,對話機­鋒,獨白深刻,小說視角從外部旁觀到內省自觀,使讀者一步步進入到「當代英雄」的內心­世界,同時在優美文字中感受到高加索的絕世風情、愛情冒險的危險關係,以及他那傲睨命­運的自由意志。





“I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate.”
―from "A Hero of Our Time" By Mikhail Lermontov, with a Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, Translation by Vladimir Nabokov and Dmitri Nabokov
In its adventurous happenings–its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues–A Hero of Our Time looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and ’30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin–the archetypal Russian antihero–Lermontov’s novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of a Russian literature that it helped, in great measure, to make possible. This edition includes a Translator’s Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, who translated the novel in collaboration with his son, Dmitri Nabokov. READ an excerpt here:http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/100118/a-hero-of-our-time/




那不願安逸的衝動,召喚每個年輕的心!
  《當代英雄》是一部探索心靈的小說,形式上集遊記、日記、懺悔錄於一體,包含了五篇互涉的小說〈貝拉〉、〈馬克辛.馬克辛梅奇〉、〈塔曼〉、〈梅麗公爵小姐〉、〈宿命論者〉,以及兩篇序文,故事由三位敘事者交織講述,融成一個風格獨特的故事盛宴。它是俄國文學史上第一部長篇小說(非韻文體),開創了俄國小說體裁形式的新局,也豐富了心理分析的深度,影響並造就了後輩杜斯妥也夫斯基、托爾斯泰、契訶夫等作家。
  「當代英雄」是個外表冷靜內心狂熱的惡魔般人物,體現在小說主角俄國駐高加索軍官佩喬林的身上,事實上也映照出整個時代社會的諸多惡習,綜合出一副尖刻卻又動人的心靈樣貌,甚至跨越了時空,讓活在現今的我們亦自覺到心中那不為人知的一面正蠢蠢回應著。佩喬林擁有無比的意志力,竭盡所能地對抗虛偽的社會,也對抗矛盾的自我。他玩世不恭,粗暴地剝開世俗的虛假價值觀,恣意揮霍自己的複雜心靈,欺騙女人的感情,嘲笑男人的友情,譏諷政府的專橫,他玩弄整個時代社會,也與內在自我相互爭鬥,真誠地揭露自己的虛無可悲。
  我回顧往事,經常自問:為什麼我不想走命運開給我的那條路?
  那裡有清靜的歡樂與心靈的平和等待著我……不,我不願安於這種命運!
  正是這份永不耽於安逸的衝動、至高無上的自由意志,召喚著每個時代年輕的心。
  作者萊蒙托夫是俄國大詩人,他是說故事的天才,也是探索心理的惡魔,筆觸細膩,對話機鋒,獨白深刻,小說視角從外部旁觀到內省自觀,使讀者一步步進入到「當代英雄」的內心世界,同時在優美文字中感受到高加索的絕世風情、愛情冒險的危險關係,以及他那傲睨命運的自由意志。
本書特色
  ◎台灣首度翻譯出版,每個時代都值得一讀再讀的俄國心理小說經典
  ◎世界級作家同聲讚譽,創作人必備的案頭書:啟發杜斯妥也夫斯基的心理分析,滋養托爾斯泰的寫作風格,令契訶夫奉為文學創作範本,影響台灣作家鄭清文寫出《現代英雄》
作者簡介
米哈伊爾.萊蒙托夫 Mikhail Lermontov, 1814-1841
  繼普希金之後俄國最偉大的詩人,劇作家、小說家,心理小說的藝術手法影響俄國至今。出生於莫斯科,父親是退役軍官,傳說是蘇格蘭貴族移民至俄國的後裔,母親出身顯赫貴族家庭,這段婚姻不被祝福,母親早逝,父親爭取撫養不成被迫離開,作家從小由外祖母撫養。就讀貴族中學期間,因沙皇視察時不滿過分自由的風氣而下令改制為普通中學,他便退學明志,隨即考入莫斯科大學,但一年後與教授爭吵而離校,轉讀彼得堡的軍校,畢業後成為近衛軍驃騎兵團軍官,展開漂泊的軍旅人生。創作上,十四歲開始寫詩,一八三七年為普希金決鬥身亡而發表〈詩人之死〉才揚名文壇,詩中譴責沙皇的宮廷權貴,因此激怒政權,被流放至高加索駐守邊防,在二十七歲那年與人決鬥身亡。多舛的人生經歷、沉鬱的性格和不羈的自由意志,使他的創作獨樹一格,包括數百首抒情詩歌、敘事詩、戲劇、小說,重要作品有戲劇《化裝舞會》、敘事詩《童僧》、敘事詩《惡魔》、小說《當代英雄》等。
譯者簡介
丘光
  國立政治大學東語系俄文組畢業,俄羅斯國立莫斯科大學語言系文學碩士。譯作有:《墮天使暗殺組》、《幽巡者》(合譯)、《帶小狗的女士:契訶夫小說新選新譯》、《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》。

作者序
當代英雄
  每一本書的序文,既是最先也是最後的產物,它或作為創作意圖之說明,或作為答覆評論之辯護[譯注1]。然而,不論是道德意圖或報刊攻訐往往都不是讀者關心的重點,因此他們通常不讀序文。這在我們國家,很遺憾尤其如此。我們的閱聽大眾還太年輕、太天真,如果在寓言的結尾沒找到道德訓誡,他們就無法理解文章要說什麼。他們看不透玩笑,感受不到嘲諷,只能說他們被教育得太差。他們還不知道,在一個正經的社會或一本正經的書裡,不可能會出現公然辱罵的情節。在當代文化發展下有一種更犀利的武器應運而生,它幾不可見,但仍致命,它藏身在諂媚的外衣之下,卻帶來難以抵擋的精準打擊。我們的閱聽大眾活像鄉巴佬,偷聽到分屬敵對政府的兩位外交官談話後,還真會相信他們倆會為了彼此最親密的友誼而回去欺瞞自家政府。
  這本書不久前才親身經歷過這種不幸,一些讀者甚至報刊只看到書名便望文生義輕信了[譯注2]。另一些讀者則覺得,怎麼把像當代英雄這麼不道德的人物當作他們的榜樣,因此感到非常受辱,而且還挺認真看待;更有其他讀者非常敏銳地指出,作者是在描繪自己和周遭熟人的形象……老套又可憐的笑話!但是,顯然羅斯[譯注3]就是這樣被創造出來的,這個國家裡一切都推陳出新,除了類似的荒唐事一再重複。在我們所有的神奇童話裡,就算最迷人的童話故事,也未必躲得開意圖人身攻擊的指責!
  慈善的閣下,當代英雄正是一幅肖像,但不是某一個人的,而是一幅集合我們整整一代人充分發展出的惡習所組成的肖像。你們又要跟我說,人不可能這麼壞,那麼我要告訴你們,如果你們相信所有悲劇或浪漫劇中的惡人可能存在的話,為何你們不信佩喬林[譯注4]真有其人呢?如果你們會欣賞更可怕更醜陋的虛構人物,那為何此人的性格,甚至跟虛構人物沒兩樣,就得不到你們的同情憐憫呢?莫非他比你們心裡所想的還更真實?……
  你們會說,這個故事裡道德不彰?對不起,人們的甜食已經餵得夠多了,他們也因此吃壞了肚子:需要一點苦藥和苛刻的真理了。而你們倒別以為,之後本書的作者哪天會妄想成為人類惡習的矯正者。老天啊,救救他別這麼無知吧!他只是要描繪出他所理解的,以及他和你們不幸太常遇見的當代人,藉此娛樂而已。毛病一旦指出來就夠了,要怎麼治療--只有上帝才知道!
譯注
  1.這篇作者序寫於一八四一年春,補刊在這年出版的本書第二版中,藉以回覆輿論及沙皇尼古拉一世對初版的惡評。
  2.當代英雄的俄文原意有:當代的主角、典型人物或英雄。
  3.羅斯是俄羅斯的古稱,在文學語言中有崇敬的感覺,在此增加了嘲諷的強度。
  4.佩喬林是這部小說的主角,姓名語源出自俄國北方一條河的名稱--佩喬拉河(Pechora)。

【譯界人生】丘光:甜食過盛的年代需要苦藥——萊蒙托夫《當代英雄》





丘光-1
(攝影/但以理)

當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯
當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯
台灣人對俄羅斯的想像,大概只有蔣方良加明星咖啡館的甜點,但櫻桃園文化總編輯丘光告訴我們這二者之外的事物,「在俄羅斯念書時,跟著老師到森林裡的小木屋避暑,在森林裡散步,撿了松果和摘了各式磨菇,回到家後,把松果丟進『茶炊』裡當燃料煮水,空氣中漫著松木香味……」這樣簡單的敘述,身處亞熱帶的我們,可能沒辦法意會,空氣的松木香意味著春天,而春天在一年有一半以上是冰天雪地的俄羅斯,是多麼的難得。這種地理與文化的距離感,是台灣讀者閱讀俄國小說的障礙之一。

由於自然環境的惡劣,反應到俄國文學上,有三大特色,一種是強調角色的心靈世界,丘光形容讀俄國小說可以讀到「人的靈魂」;其次是小說通常充滿人與自然對抗的精神;另外一個特色便是無所不在的嘲諷,「可能是環境太惡劣、無聊,於是以開玩笑、嘻笑怒罵的方式來對抗。」

大學念的是政大俄文,畢業後還到莫斯科念俄國文學的丘光剛好趕上俄國小說在台灣的輝煌年代,「我高中就讀俄國小說了,70年代流行存在主義,杜斯妥也夫斯基是重要的作者之一,藝文圈很流行俄國小說。再加上,社會氣氛壓抑,俄國小說的特色就是在壓抑的氣氛下尋求寧靜。」丘光引用萊蒙托夫的說法:「一個揚帆出海的青年放棄安逸的生活,去尋找暴風雨,彷彿唯有走在暴風雨之中,才能得到寧靜。」外在環境如此惡劣,但個人的意志是自由的,所以人的意志要不停的去克服外在的惡劣環境,藉由掌握困境才是完全延展個人的自由意志,個人的自由意志完全伸展了,也才有真正的寧靜。

然而,困境沒了,人們也不需要追求「寧靜」了,80年代後,社會開放,閱讀選擇變多,此後俄文小說猶如遙遠記憶裡的化石,沒有讀者,也就沒有新的譯本,流通最廣的仍是1930年代的譯本,「那個時代動亂,翻譯得很匆忙,有些錯誤。」加上年代久遠,譯筆文字與現今閱讀習慣不同。如此惡性循環,讀者跟俄國文學的距離就更遙遠了。

台灣還有一些譯作是從英譯本或日譯本翻成中文,「語言經過二層的轉手翻譯,失漏的就更多了。」比如俄羅斯特殊的煮茶具器「茶炊」(самоваp)在某些英、日語的譯本裡只有音譯,若再從這些中介語言翻成中文,就只能照著音翻成「坎模瓦」而不是「茶炊」。另外,小說中的主角的名字通常又臭又長,看不出差異,丘光也略作調整,「有些地方可以把名字濃縮簡化,或是以頭銜公爵夫人、上尉來代稱,會比較好讀。」

還有更多是關於情境、語氣的,「果戈里的小說人物講話常會在字詞後加S,那是俄國人以下對上,表示卑微的特殊語氣,若翻譯沒辦法將這種S的味道翻出來,果戈里的小說世界也就只是個COMIC(鬧劇)而不是COSMIC(宇宙)。」再者,俄國小說的嘲諷特色,夾槍帶棍的酸人酸語就夾在字句之間,「俄語有些語助詞,一樣的句字可能會有完全相反的意思,但中文不見得可以找到相對應的詞。」

一路被俄文小說餵養大的丘光企圖補足80年代後,俄國文學譯介的空窗期,他看到《夜巡者》的成功,選在2010年契訶夫150歲誕辰,趁勢推出新譯的《帶小狗的女士:契訶夫小說選》,讀者反應不錯,今年六月將再出版被契訶夫尊為小說教科書的萊蒙托夫《當代英雄》。他重新摸索新一代讀者對俄國文學的接納度,「通常娛樂性的類型小說,比如《夜巡者》,或是知名度高的,像契訶夫都賣得不錯。」

丘光-2
(攝影/但以理)
在台灣做俄國小說翻譯應該是很孤獨的吧?「能和原作者有精神的交會,我並不覺得孤單。」俄文已是一項冷門的門檻,丘光挑譯的作品又是另一項門檻,像是「契訶夫選譯的並不是他早期直接、易讀的,《帶小狗的女士》裡都是一些需要年過30、感情有點經歷的人才讀得懂的。」他引用萊蒙托夫的說法,「這個時代甜食大家已經吃得太多了,需要一點苦藥和苛刻的真理了。」唯有在痛苦中才能尋得幸福,在這樣的時代重新出版《當代英雄》,「我只是想告訴現在的年輕人不要太安逸,他們需要有一點暴風雨。」

30年前,俄國小說是苦悶台灣青年的明燈;30年後,俄國小說在甜點過盛的年代,成了一帖醒腦的苦藥。

           John Toland 的書《佔領日本》(Occupation);The Rising Sun ;Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography 等等   






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

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



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

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


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



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


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One of the places I explored in more detail whilst in Bath, was No. 1 Royal Crescent. It is such a pretty example of Georgian architecture, and I do really enjoy learning more about the people who used to live in historical buildings and the way life was for them. (In other words: I like history. Which is understandable since that's what I studied at uni, and it's still a major component of my degree at the moment.) It is all just really interesting. I wish I had written about this at the time, because I learned a lot, and have now largely forgotten what I learned. But I do remember having a pleasant visit. Most of the staff was so hospitable and knowledgeable - especially the gentleman you can see outside in some of the pictures, with whom I had a cute wee chat. And I say most of the staff, because one of the people I spoke to was a tad condescending, for example saying they personally would not be taking photos of the odd things I seemed to be into (apothecary cabinets and embroidery, etc.). But; most of the staff was lovely, and that is one of my favourite things of visiting places such as this: hearing stories and tidbits from the people working there and who possibly know of things you wouldn't otherwise hear about. You could find out about this elsewhere as well, but did you know, for example, that most upper class people during the Georgian/Regency era would have a pineapple on their dinner table but it would rarely if ever be eaten, and was more for show, so that your guests would know you were well off and could offer them pineapple if you wanted to? It is so silly, and as a fact I love it. You could say that once you've seen one of these houses, you've seen all of them. But the details and backstories to the objects, the houses and their occupants are always different and interesting. So, I guess I would recommend seeing the Royal Crescent and the No. 1, if you're in Bath!

Fancy reading and seeing more of Bath? My posts from earlier this week are here and here.
          Sokal Media Group Signs with Georgia Auto Group: Kia of LaGrange, Kia of Auburn, Parkway Mitsubishi, and Tallassee Automotive Group   
RALEIGH, N.C., June 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- *CORRECTED* -- Sokal Media Group signs with Georgia Auto Group. One of the most well established automotive groups in the southeast, these four can confidently boast in offering the most extensive Kia selection in the area, offering new cars and premium pre-owned with lifetime warranties.
          Lombalgia: entenda os mecanismos que a causam e como o tratamento conservador pode ajudar.   
Atualmente a lombalgia, popularmente conhecida como dor lombar, afeta mais da metade das pessoas de forma constante. E até 85% da população terá essa dor em algum momento da vida.

Embora existam fatores psicológicos e sociais por trás de tal problema, o estresse mecânico sempre tem um papel importante no desenvolvimento do mesmo, e a fisioterapia é de extrema importância na atuação desse fator.

Mais da metade das lombalgias são idiopáticas, ou seja, sem causa definida. Mas dentro dos fatores que podem causá-la, podemos citar as hérnias de disco entre as principais causas, sendo a maior incidência na coluna cervical e lombar.

A hérnia ocorre quando as fibras do disco intervertebral, que contém o núcleo pulposo (substância que os forma), se rompem. A função dos discos é  absorver impactos do dia-a-dia, e podemos compará-los a uma bolsa de gelatina entre cada vértebra.

                      

    Disco Intervertebral                                             Hérnia de disco
  
Independente de fatores externos, os discos começam a degenerar-se a partir dos 20 anos de idade. Mas fatores como o peso corporal, tensão nos ligamentos e músculos, pressão intra abdominal (conseguida também através de fortalecimento) e cargas externas contribuem para a preservação discal.


As sobrecargas na coluna fazem os discos perderem água (90% da sua composição) como um mecanismo de auto proteção. Ao aliviar a carga, a água é reabsorvida. Porém a sobrecarga contínua e o envelhecimento tornam esse mecanismo cada vez mais ineficaz, e os discos passam a diminuir sua capacidade de reabsorção de água (ficando desidratados e suscetíveis a lesões) e consequentemente de absorção de impactos.

Ao contrário do que se imagina, ficar sentado gera mais carga de compressão sobre a coluna do que manter-se em pé, sendo que manter a postura desleixada, mesmo que agradável, é um agravante para tal.

A nutrição dos discos é feita através de mudanças posturais. Por isso, manter-se fixo, independente do conforto, por longos períodos, é prejudicial.

Além da postura inadequada, movimentos súbitos ou excessivos, e o uso de apenas uma mão constantemente para carregar pesos predispõe a lesões na coluna. Um único e simples movimento com uma carga elevada pode ser o suficiente para que a lesão ocorra; ou ainda diversos movimentos com cargas pequenas.

Dentre os movimentos mais agressivos para os discos encontram-se os de rotação da coluna. Não que não devam ser feitos, mas durante exercícios é preciso a orientação de um bom profissional e no dia-a-dia devem ser realizados da forma menos brusca possível e nunca carregando-se cargas elevadas.

Aliás, a velocidade é praticamente decisiva na incidência da lesão discal. Quanto mais lento um movimento, menor a carga compressiva sobre a coluna.
 
E vibrações também são prejudiciais aos discos. Comuns em cadeiras de massagem, provocam uma piora considerável em quem se arrisca a resolver o problema sem orientação profissional.
 
Sendo assim, após explicações básicas sobre o mal que acomete uma boa parte da população, torna-se necessário explicar qual é o papel da fisioterapia dentro da lombalgia.

Pode-se dizer que a base para uma coluna sem dor é a estabilidade e a flexibilidade. Mas infelizmente o que parece simples não pode ser realizado de qualquer forma, porque o que é benéfico para uma pessoa sem dor pode piorar e muito um quadro onde já existe um problema.

O princípio do tratamento é o ganho de estabilidade para a coluna, que ocorre através da ativação de músculos específicos que irão aumentar a pressão intra abdominal (lembrando que essa pressão em excesso também provoca dor).

Vale explicar que esses músculos devem ser ativados o tempo todo, e para que isso ocorra faz-se necessário um foco em resistência (que fará com que mantenham-se contraídos por muito tempo sem fadigar) e não força, o que explica o índice de dor e lesões em atletas e praticantes de exercícios como musculação.

O famoso abdominal é importantíssimo para o ganho desse aumento de pressão. Entretanto, os convencionais, onde se realiza uma flexão total de tronco, independente das pernas estarem dobradas ou esticadas, geram uma carga de 3.000 Newton na coluna, o equivalente a 305,91 Kg (imagem 1). Em contrapartida, esses mesmos exercícios com o tronco fletido parcialmente diminuem a carga compressiva gerada (imagem 2).

                 


Já a flexibilidade, ao contrário do que se pensa, não é sinônimo de alongamento. Ser flexível é conseguir mover todas as partes do seu corpo no limite máximo (o que não se consegue de um dia para o outro). O alongamento é um exercício para ganho de flexibilidade, porém implica em sustentar a posição por no mínimo trinta segundos. Mas quando o tecido neural (o tecido que recobre o nervo) ou o próprio nervo estão acometidos, fato comum nas hérnias discais, o alongamento agrava o quadro uma vez que estira o tecido e diminui o suprimento de sangue para uma região muito sensível e já danificada. Portanto, é preciso outro recurso, como a mobilização neural, para o retorno da flexibilidade sem danos adicionais.

Além das técnicas e recursos convencionais que a fisioterapia tem a disposição para o tratamento da dor lombar, seja ela idiopática ou secundária as hérnias por exemplo, pode-se citar o método Pilates, tão divulgado atualmente, como um excelente coadjuvante, desde que adaptado para cada necessidade e aplicado por um fisioterapeuta nos casos em que o objetivo é a reabilitação. Esse método trabalha com foco na ativação da musculatura profunda que estabiliza a lombar, movimentos suaves, e uma gama de abdominais com flexão parcial de tronco. Todavia, possui alguns exercícios agressivos e prejudiciais quando a instabilidade da coluna ainda é grande; além do foco em alongamentos que podem ser contra indicados.

Sendo assim, é de fundamental importância uma avaliação fisioterapêutica minuciosa para traçar-se o plano de reabilitação, além da adaptação de métodos parcialmente benéficos como o Pilates e a adição de outros recursos que se fazem necessários. Portanto, cuide da sua saúde buscando um tratamento individual e personalizado que fará toda a diferença no futuro.

Referência Bibliográfica:
Hall J, Susan. Biomecânica da coluna vertebral; 277 - 317. In: Hall J, Susan. Biomecânica Básica. Editora Manole. 2009: 5ª edição.

Referência para a conversão de Newton em Quilograma:
http://www.convertworld.com/pt/massa/Kilonewton.html

Imagens: Internet.

          Georgia Alters the Deal   
I mean, eight percent is better than nothing, but a promise is a promise.
          Frederick Law Olmsted   
AVI has a good piece on the famous designer's early travels. I have nothing of value to add to what he says, but I do have a relevant story of roguery and mis-spent youth.

Way back in mumble-mumble I graduated from High School. This was at a school in Atlanta, Georgia. Naturally, we gave some attention to the "senior prank" that might have been better spent on preparing for the SATs. In fact, we planned the thing months in advance. It was decided that we would steal a desk from the school, one of the proprietary ones that obviously belonged to a school, spray paint it with "Kilroy was Here!" graffiti, and then hang it in a big oak opposite the school's main building.


The operation was divided into three phases. Mine was the first phase, the stealing of the desk. Needless to say this had to be done in such a way that the hanging of the desk would later seem to be a tremendous surprise. Thus, it had to disappear long before the prank, and in such a way that no one would be sure where it had come from. For that reason, I arranged to defeat the school's security systems -- both lock and electronic -- so that we could spirit out a desk in the middle of the night, in the winter-time long before graduation. We also rearranged the desks in the room during the operation so that no one would notice a missing one.

That was effected before Christmas. We then had plenty of time to paint the desk appropriately, concealing it for months in a secret location.

Near graduation day we had one of our comrades who was an expert tree-climber sneak into the park opposite the high school headquarters at night, and toss lines over the high tree limbs. Assuming his success -- this was before everyone had a cell-phone -- we arrived about 2 AM with the desk, so that it could be hoisted and secured in position. After that, it was a simple matter of removing the lines and exfiltrating the park before police noticed our activity. It was thus secured well above where anyone would be able to simply remove it.

Here is the tie-in: unbeknownst to any of us, the next day was the 100th anniversary of that park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. The mayor of Atlanta came down to give a speech at the very spot where we'd secured the "Kilroy was here!" desk.

Our comrade the tree-climber was immediately captured, as his hobby was too well-known for him to avoid detection. He was a stand-up guy, however, and the rest of the team escaped unpunished. I'm sure we're well past the statue of limitations now.
          Проповедник / Preacher [02 сезон: 01-02 серии из 13] (2017) WEB-DL 1080p | LostFilm   

Категория: Зарубежные Сериалы / Int.Serie
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Добавлен: 2017-06-30 23:26:49
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Название: Проповедник
Оригинальное название: Preacher
Год выхода: 2017
Жанр: Фэнтези, драма, детектив, приключения
Режиссер постановщик: Эван Голдберг, Сет Роген, Майкл Словис
В ролях/Персоны: Доминик Купер, Том Брук, У. Эрл Браун, Йен Коллетти, Джозеф Гилган, Люси Гриффитс, Джеки Эрл Хейли, Рут Негга, Дерек Уилсон, Анатол Юсеф

Краткое описание сериала: Священник Джесси Кастер по воле случая стал носителем внутри своего естества странного существа по имени Генезис. Это дитя совокупления ангела и демона представляет собой одновременно чистый идеал и квинтэссенцию света, но также сгусток абсолютного зла. Генезис — единственное существо во Вселенной, которое может встать вровень с Богом, если того пожелает, а его носитель автоматически становится самым могущественным существом в материальном мире. И это проповедник Кастер.

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Озвучивание: Профессиональный многоголосый LostFilm
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          Проповедник / Preacher [02 сезон: 01-02 серии из 13] (2017) WEB-DLRip | LostFilm   

Категория: Зарубежные Сериалы / Int.Serie
Размер: 1.08 GB
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Добавлен: 2017-06-30 17:40:22
Описание: Информация о сериале
Название: Проповедник
Оригинальное название: Preacher
Год выхода: 2017
Жанр: Фэнтези, драма, детектив, приключения
Режиссер постановщик: Эван Голдберг, Сет Роген, Майкл Словис
В ролях/Персоны: Доминик Купер, Том Брук, У. Эрл Браун, Йен Коллетти, Джозеф Гилган, Люси Гриффитс, Джеки Эрл Хейли, Рут Негга, Дерек Уилсон, Анатол Юсеф

Краткое описание сериала: Священник Джесси Кастер по воле случая стал носителем внутри своего естества странного существа по имени Генезис. Это дитя совокупления ангела и демона представляет собой одновременно чистый идеал и квинтэссенцию света, но также сгусток абсолютного зла. Генезис — единственное существо во Вселенной, которое может встать вровень с Богом, если того пожелает, а его носитель автоматически становится самым могущественным существом в материальном мире. И это проповедник Кастер.

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Озвучивание: Профессиональный многоголосый LostFilm

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          СБОРНИК "МОНАСТЫРИ РОССИИ В ИЗОБРАЗИТЕЛЬНОМ ИСКУССТВЕ"   

Это цитата сообщения Смольянинов_Ал Оригинальное сообщениеСборник "Монастыри России в изобразительном искусстве"

Друзья, на днях мы закончили собирать первый сборник наших роликов из цикла "Монастыри России в изобразительном искусстве". 
Тема очень объемная и познавательная. За один раз всего и не охватишь.
В музыкальном сопроповождении звучат духовные песнопения замечательных композиторов:  Дмитрия Бортнянского (1751-1825), Александра Гречанинова (1864–1956), Павла Чеснокова (1877-1944), Александра Кастальского (1856-1926), Алексея Львова (1799-1870), Сергея Рахманинов (1873-1943), Петра Гончарова (1888-1970).
 
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          ЯПОНСКОЕ ИЗОБРАЗИТЕЛЬНОЕ ИСКУССТВО   

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          (DF) Bulgarian Tourism Minister Angelkova Confers with UNWTO Secretary-General Nominee Pololikashvili   
June 30 (BTA) - Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova held a working meeting in Belgrade with Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia, who has been nominated for a new Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Angelkova's Ministry said in a press release on Thursday.
           Man ordered to carry photo of girl killed in crash he caused    
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia judge has ordered a New Mexico man to carry around a photo of an 18-year-old girl who died when his truck plowed into her SUV,...
          Panel of Scholars Discusses Ted White’s “Law in American History, Vol. II”   
Streaming Audio

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


          "Federalism, Law and the Economy," a Panel Honoring UVA Historian Charles McCurdy   
Streaming Audio

Barry Cushman of Notre Dame Law School, Stephanie Hunter McMahon of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Logan Everett Sawyer of the University of Georgia College of Law and Victoria Saker Woeste of the American Bar Foundation discuss their work and celebrate the legacy of Universit


          Hello Giggles   
I really want to be friends with Zooey Deschanel. I know this seems unrealistic to a few, but one can hope. Not only am I loving this season of New Girl, I love Zooey's website www.hellogiggles.com. If you spend some time on the site, you will want to be friends with her too! Not only does she have her own section on nail art, she has favorite products and even sewing lessons!

Zooey D. 
Tonight's episode of New Girl is called "Bachelorette Party" and of course, it's right up my alley. Zooey's character, Jess, dresses up for the party in Kate Spade's Normandy Dress that was out this winter. I also saw this dress on Quinn on Glee a few episodes back. I went on Piperlime to see if it was available and it was sold out. Sadly, my heart sunk and I moved on from my  Zooey Deschanel friend obsession.
Quinn Fabray

Alas, while walking through the Kate Spade outlet this past weekend, the heavens aligned! There was the adorable dress on the hanger. Although it was way out of my budget, I HAD to try it on! I felt like Zooey for a quick second and that was satisfying enough! It's a beautiful silk material and wonderfully made, probably worth the $450 price tag. A girl can dream.....
Annie V.








          Spray n' Go   



I've been away from the beauty blog in 2013 and am so glad to be back! A new beauty find has me excited to spread the joy to all my fellow product lovers. I found Vaseline Spray n' Go at Target about a month ago and it has changed my morning routine for the better. The commercial is pretty awesome and mimics what my mornings are like when the snooze button has become a part of the equation. Keep in mind, it's not spray tan, just your daily moisturizer that is great all day moisture and just in time for skirt weather!




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          The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Recaps Mid-Year Highlights for 2017   

GMA experienced unprecedented growth in first half of 2017.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14474837.htm


          4th Annual “Buy from GA” Month Proclamation From Governor Deal to be...   

The ‘Buy from GA” proclamation will help bring awareness to the finished goods products that are manufactured in Georgia and the manufacturers that bring these products to market.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14474979.htm


          July Plant Tours and GMA Events Across the State   

Exciting Plant Tours, Educational Sessions, Networking Opportunities Planned for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14475115.htm


          Westport Suits Up For Its Fall 2017 Catalog Photoshoot   

Westport Big & Tall begins shooting for the Fall 2017 catalog in Georgia.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          дракоша52: Вязание-крючок-ТОПЫ   

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          Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow   
Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow:

Should We Be Grateful? 

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In an odd turn of events, and with little explanation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has decided to return the state’s School Reform Office back to the Department of Education.
Why is this odd? Well, maybe it isn’t odd. What is odd is that Snyder initially removed the SRO from the Department of Education and placed it under the control of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget in March of 2015. And why did he do this? I’m honestly not sure anyone knows. However, the suspicion continues that this move was a means of moving the SRO out of the control of the state superintendent and the democratically elected (meaning accountable to us citizens) state school board. This certainly falls within Snyder’s established pattern of avoiding democracy. (Flint anyone?) He took what was ours.
In today’s statement, Snyder explains in an Orwellian sentence, “Improving our schools and holding them accountable for their performance is critical to Michigan’s students’ success.”
What?
Let’s fact check that. Detroit Public Schools (now named the Detroit Public Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow:

          Where Should Foundations Put Their Money? - The Atlantic   
Where Should Foundations Put Their Money? - The Atlantic:

Charitable Giving Is Only a Small Part of What Foundations Do With Their Money
Most of their capital doesn’t wind up in grants, but in investments. Is the latter the key to maximum impact?


Foundations make up a big part—about a sixth—of all the charitable giving that happens in the U.S. But some would argue that their biggest impact comes not from the money they give away, but from the far larger pile of assets they hold.
Most of the attention foundations receive is for the grants they make. U.S. law requires most foundations to pay out at least five percent of their net assets to charitable causes every year. That often leaves 95 percent of their holdings: a collection of assets that attracts much less attention. In 2012, a little over $300 billion was given away in total in the U.S.—that’s everything from foundation grants to money people gave at church. That year, foundations reported more than $700 billion in assets.
Typically, that heap of assets is managed like any other, to maximize its financial value. One set of people in a foundation would manage it, and another set would manage the grant-funded programs the foundation oversees. But a growing number of foundations are exploring impact investing with their portfolios—seeking not just financial returns, but social benefits.
Few foundations have gone further in this direction than the F.B. Heron Foundation, which aims to alleviate poverty and is based in New York. A few years ago, Heron announced that it was going to stop thinking of its capital in two parts—assets and programs. Instead, wrote Clara Miller, Heron’s president, “Our fundamental question for deployment of all capital will be, ‘What is the highest and best use of this asset for furthering our mission?’ Financial returns to our own portfolio will be a necessary part of answering that question, but so will returns toWhere Should Foundations Put Their Money? - The Atlantic: 



          In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools | GOOD Education   
In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools | GOOD Education:

In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools
Not one of Washington State’s 13 resident billionaires pays a dime in income tax.



ZACHARY WARREN SPENDS A LOT OF HIS TIME THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS. Desk chairs, to be more specific. Though there’s a range of chair sizes in the classroom where he’s taught for years in the Seattle Public School system, he says, “They don’t fit the kids. The desks don’t fit the kids.”
The problem, Warren believes, is that public education in his state isn’t fully-funded. Which means equipment doesn’t always work. Or adequate supplies simply aren’t available. So teachers like him — who already struggle to make it on salaries that are well below what it takes to live in the blazing Seattle housing market — must dig into their own pockets to pay for them. And when it comes to desk chairs, well, they aren’t exactly available for a couple bucks at the corner store.
Teachers being asked to foot the bill isn’t a pattern that’s limited to Washington; it’s a nationwide problem, due in large part to the fact that teachers, who are evaluated on student success, can’t do their jobs without basic supplies. But it’s surprising that in a prosperous state with a booming economy — home to two of the world’s biggest corporations, Amazon and Microsoft — schools can’t seem to put the coins together to pay for pencils and paste.
It’s a familiar conundrum for the Washington State legislature. Colloquially referred to as the WaLeg, the state government entered its second special session this month, an extension to the 2017 legislative period. Though the word “special” is right in the name, there’s nothing unique or surprising about the fact that lawmakers are staying in Olympia, the capitol, for an extra 30 days. It happens almost every year.
Despite the state’s reputation as a liberal haven, the WaLeg is split nearly dead in half down the aisle (the Senate has 24 Democrats and 25 Republicans, while the House has 50 Democrats and 48 Republicans). It’s a division that has led to some unusual funding shortfalls in one of the nation’s wealthiest states: Not a single one In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools | GOOD Education:



          CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?   
CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?:

CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation

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Statement from CT Voices June 30, 2017;
Connecticut Voices for Children strongly believes that a fiscally responsible and stable state budget is the cornerstone for equitable economic growth. The only way to build a strong foundation for long-term inclusive economic prosperity is having a state government with solid finances that is willing and able to support long-term strategies for economic growth and equitable opportunity.
Connecticut’s current fiscal crisis is the result of years of short-term budget thinking and a failure to address our state’s economic challenges. During the past few months, Connecticut policymakers have struggled with the daunting task of closing a budget gap not of their own making. After years of short-term fixes, they are now confronted with a harsh fiscal reality with no easy solutions.
As the Governor and the Legislature go back to the drawing board this special session, we urge them to ground their work in an understanding of the economic, demographic, and political changes which have created today’s ever-growing challenge.
The state budget is the clearest statement of Connecticut’s policy priorities. Working from our strengths, and with the courage to address our weaknesses, we can build a more inclusive economy that enables all families to thrive, provides quality education for all children from cradle to career, and provides the support services necessary to ensure that no child is left behind.
To achieve these priorities, the Governor and General Assembly must seek a balanced approach that combines smart, strategic spending in key budget priorities with tax reforms that assure fairness, stability, predictability, and adequacy. Connecticut needs a stable, responsible budget, with real structural reforms, rejecting the crisis-driven, short-term approach that has marked state fiscal policy for years. Legislators should create a stable revenue stream by modernizing Connecticut’s tax structure to reflect its changing economy, which is increasingly built on services rather than goods. This will require combining bold revenue reforms with a strategic rethinking of budget priorities that include a renewed willingness for forward-looking investments in education, workforce development, and health.
We understand that this shift will not be easy; Connecticut’s fiscal woes are deep, and fixing them will require making many hard decisions. Connecticut Voices for Children believes, however, that working together we can reach a balanced budget that ensures that our state is an attractive place to find a job, start a business, and raise a family. It is time for everyone that cares about the future of our state to set our differences aside and work towards this common goal.CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?:

           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:

Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

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From Education Week:

Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more 
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Legislature to Pass Budget Today

 I was actually going to give you all kinds of links and updates but here's all you really need to know - the Dems caved, schools will not be fully-funded and property-rich areas will pay for most of the increases. 


Schools will get $7.3B more over the next four years.  This is not enough and is likely to not pass judicial muster for fully funding schools.  After this budget is passed, the Supreme Court will review the part that addresses McCleary and allow the plaintiffs to give their thoughts.  Any ruling on this issue would probably come at the end of the summer.

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Last year, McCleary plaintiffs said $5.6 billion needed just for next school year. $7.3b over 4 years won't cut it 

- Property taxes will go up in Seattle/King County - by a lot. 
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Rough numbers, Seattle will see $440/yr increase in property taxes for average house, Ranker says
-There will be a cap on the per dollar amount that local levies can ask for.

From Representative Zack Hutchins:
Initiative 1351
Staffing enrichments provided in the prototypical funding formula under Initiative 1351 are recodified in a different chapter of the RCWs. If additional staffing units are funded in future operating budgets, those units will then become a part of basic education.

Accountability
By 2019-20, school districts must provide separate accounting of state and local revenues and expenditures data. The State Auditor must conduct regular financial audits to ensure districts are using local revenues in compliance with this act. 

Categorical programs
·         Career and Technical Education and Skills Center Programs’ class sizes reduced
·         Highly Capable Program allocation increased from 2.314 to 5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Additional Learning Assistance Program allocation for high poverty schools
·         Special Education allocation increased from 12.7 to 13.5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Increased Transitional Bilingual Program instruction in middle and high schools by two hours

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Another tax change in deal: B&O tax rate for all manufacturing comes down to Boeing's preferential rate, Ranker says. 

Because much of the McCleary plan doesn't kick in for some time, Billig said lawmakers can tweak things if problems w/ plan.

On the public not being able to weigh in or even see the real actual budget in a timely manner:

Melissa Santos
 Lawmakers June Robinson and Dan Kristiansen are telling me public has had time to vet much of budget through past proposals

Tim Eyman
Mega-victories on the final budget deal - what's NOT in it is our biggest success
No income tax. No new capital gains tax.  No new carbon tax.  No increases in business taxes. 
Legislature to Pass Budget Today

          New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign - LA Times   
New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign - LA Times:

New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign


 Incoming Los Angeles school board member Kelly Gonez at times sounds little like someone charter-school backers would spend millions to help elect, which they did.

In a recent interview with The Times, she said charters in general would be better places if their employees belonged to unions. (Most don’t.) And she said she’d like to see limits on the growth of charters — publicly funded but privately operated campuses that typically are set up as nonprofits in L.A. Unified. (That position, when expressed by board member Steve Zimmer, prompted a successful pro-charter effort to defeat him.)
With the May election of Gonez and Nick Melvoin, charter backers for the first time can claim a majority on the seven-member Board of Education. Here is a look at where she says she stands.

The top of Gonez’s to-do list

  • Making sure LAUSD graduates are ready for college-level work
  • Creating more welcoming, supportive campuses, with better access to counselors
  • Supporting teachers by involving them in training and leadership opportunities
  • Making sure community members have meaningful input
  • Bringing different factions together for the sake of students

The district and charter growth

“For me, charters shouldn’t be authorized unless they are actually needed,” in neighborhoods where district-run schools have struggled and where there are not sufficient alternatives, including other charters or district programs, Gonez said.
Unrestrained charter growth, she said, would be a threat to the financial health of the district by pulling away enrollment. But rather than making charters a “villain,” the district must attract families by helping traditional schools become “outstanding across the board,” she said — and by offering options parents want, such as magnet schools and dual immersion, where students receive instruction in a foreign language to become bilingual.
“Parent demand is definitely for more and different school models,” said Gonez, who taught this past school year at a charter that shares space with a traditional school.
She said she supports strong district oversight of charter campuses to ensure they are New school board member Kelly Gonez isn't as pro-charter as many donors to her campaign - LA Times:
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          Jersey Jazzman: The Charter School Free-Riding Problem   
Jersey Jazzman: The Charter School Free-Riding Problem:

The Charter School Free-Riding Problem



There's a piece by NY Daily News Editorial Board member Alyssa Katz that's been passing around the edu-bloggosphere to the great consternation of charter school cheerleaders. The piece points out, in personal terms, an issue that those of us who study charters have known about for a while:

The usual end-of-year school rites for our fifth-grader are especially bittersweet this year, because it is her last at the charter school where she has learned, played, made friends and grown since kindergarten.
Unlike many kids at her stage, she had a choice to stay at her K-8 school — but as a family we together decided to jump from the charter to a district junior high run by the city’s Department of Education.
Some extracurricular forces eased the choice. My husband, who’s logged hundreds of miles driving to and fro, will hand our girl off to a convenient bus. She in turn will be thrilled to shed a loathed uniform. Me, I look forward to an end to lunch box prep, thanks to an improved cafeteria menu.
But the bottom line is that her elementary-school years were marked with a whirlwind of teachers that, if she and her classmates were lucky, would last the year and then move on.  
The ritual became as certain as winter succeeded fall: Some parent would post on the school Facebook group that their child’s teacher was leaving mid-year. Moans and commiseration ensued.
Our child avoided that fate until last fall, when, two weeks in, her promising teacher — a veteran at three years served
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          Ирцейс: Улучшение кровообращения в воротниковой зоне   

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Каждому из нас хоть раз приходилось испытывать боль и дискомфорт от напряжения мышц шеи и воротниковой зоны – крайне неприятное ощущение.

Шейно - воротниковая область - это зона человеческого тела, которая в первую очередь подвергается влиянию различных отрицательных факторов (таких, например, как отечность, солевые отложения, дисфункция тканей соединительных).

Первая и основная причина напряжения мышц шеи – это продолжительное сидение за рабочим столом в практически неподвижной позе: руки на клавиатуре, глаза напряженно устремлены в экран монитора. Вспомните, с чего начинается ваше традиционное утро. С зарядки и бодрящего душа? Нет, скорее всего, с чашки кофе, выпитой сидя перед монитором, где вы просматриваете утренние новости. Часто ли вы устраиваете себе разминки в течение рабочего дня? Позволяете ли себе прогулку на свежем воздухе в парке во время обеденного перерыва? Даете ли мышцам расслабиться вечером в бассейне или танцклассе?

Полагаю, на все вопросы будет отрицательный ответ. Поскольку вы весь день, не поднимая головы, просидели за работой, отвлекаясь только на телефонные звонки и вызовы к начальству. А вечером в лучшем случае позволили себе посидеть с подружкой в кафе.
И по возвращении домой почувствовали, как область шеи и воротниковой зоны как будто отекла от усталости, донимает легким жжением и покалыванием, а порой болит так, что голова сама собой вжимается в плечи. Еще бы, ведь ваша шея целый день поддерживала голову в одной и той же напряженной позе.

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Впрочем, по поводу втянутой в плечи головы психологи имеют интересное мнение: в стрессовой ситуации человек инстинктивно напрягает мышцы шеи и воротниковой зоны, как будто стремясь «спрятаться» от негатива.
Даже когда стресс остался позади, мышцы не сразу расслабляются. А чем чаще стрессы, тем крепче запоминают мышцы шеи свое напряженное состояние и тем медленнее из него выходят, создавая болевые ощущения в воротниковой зоне.

Еще одна причина напряжения мышц шеи и болей в воротниковой зоне – ваше внутреннее психологическое состояние. Дело в том, что когда вы испытываете депрессию, усталость, переутомление, состояние безволия и упадничества, голова непроизвольно опускается вниз и тянет за собой мышцы шеи.
Мышцы сопротивляются натяжению, напрягаются для поддержания головы, и это напряжение охватывает всю верхнюю часть туловища, создавая болевые ощущения.
А еще неврологи утверждают, что накоплению напряжения в мышцах шеи способствуют блокированные, подавленные эмоции – сдержанный гнев, невозможность по какой-то причине высказать, что накопилось на душе или даже всласть поплакать.

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Воротниковая зона - это очень богатая рефлекторная зона, на которой замыкается большое количество разнообразных нервных путей, которые в свою очередь отвечают за различные процессы в нашем организме, причем весьма широкого спектра. И если связь головных болей с зажатиями и спазмами в этой зоне более-менее очевидна, то, например, связь менструальных расстройств с нарушениями кровообращения и нервной проводимости шейно-воротникового отдела не столь широко известный факт.

В результате гиподинамии мышцы, которые должны получать определенную постоянную нагрузку, не работают в нужном режиме, локальное и общее кровообращение затруднено: нарушена микроциркуляция,  венозный отток, и, как следствие, весь организм не дополучает свежей, обогащенной кислородом крови.

Сидячее положение, часто ассиметричное и не обеспечивающее правильную осанку, способствует застойным явлениям в  том числе, в шейно-воротниковой зоне. Возникает патологический мышечный тонус, замыкающий «порочный круг».

Иногда в связи с этим возникают головные боли, тяжесть в голове, наблюдается ухудшение зрения, бессонница и многие другие сопутствующие «неприятности».

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Многочисленные исследования доказывают, что предотвратить тяжелые последствия можно, регулярно выполняя несложные комплексы физических упражнений для тренировки мышц  шейно-воротниковой зоны.

Преимущества такой лечебной гимнастики очевидны:

  • Улучшение кровообращения зоны, следовательно – повышение кровоснабжения и питания хрящевой ткани и ядра дисков и достижение положительной динамики в их качественном состоянии.
  • Замедление процессов разрушения межпозвоночных дисков, предотвращение их ранней инволюции, восстановление физиологического изгиба позвоночника.
  • Заметное снижение болевого синдрома, восстановление подвижности шеи за счет уменьшения статической нагрузки.
  • Улучшение кровоснабжения головного мозга, в результате чего могут исчезнуть головные боли, проблемы со сном, повысится работоспособность.
  • Предотвращение разрастания костных остеофитов, сдавления нервных корешков и атрофии мышц, укрепление шейно-воротниковой зоны.
  • Восстановление чувствительности верхних конечностей, предупреждение заболеваний сердца, легких по причине коррекции работы спинного мозга.
  • Нормализация артериального давления.
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Самостоятельное выполнение домашней гимнастики требует обязательного согласования со специалистом, а также соблюдение следующих рекомендаций:
  • В случае возникновения болевых ощущений, онемения тела занятия немедленно прекращаются.
  • В период обострения остеохондроза лучше не практиковать тренировки или выполнять простейшую гимнастику, не приводящую к усилению боли. Некоторым пациентам упражнения помогают купировать болевой синдром, поэтому важен индивидуальный подход и прислушивание к ощущениям собственного тела.
  • Противопоказаниями к гимнастике являются острые инфекционные болезни, онкологические и сердечные заболевания и прочие серьезные системные нарушения в организме.
  • Необязательно выполнять все предлагаемые упражнения в один подход. Желательно самостоятельно разработать удобную программу тренировки, при этом периодически дополнять ее новыми упражнениями.
  • Общая продолжительность лечебной гимнастики для шейно-воротниковой зоня – не более 30 минут, оптимальная – 15 минут несколько раз в день.
  • Рекомендуется чередовать гимнастику для шеи с самомассажем шейно-воротниковой зоны.
  • Первые занятия всегда выполняются с использованием минимальных нагрузок и амплитуды движений.
  • Перед тренировкой шеи нужно провести ее разогрев, например, немного размяв мышцы руками или приложив ткань, смоченную теплой водой.
  • И последнее: важна регулярность занятий гимнастикой, а также запас терпения – первые улучшения состояния здоровья не могут наступить мгновенно!

Разминка с помощью простого  комплекса упражнений шейно-воротниковой зоны для кровоснабжения головного мозга – идеальное средство чтобы улучшения самочувствия. 
За счет лечебной гимнастики вы сможете улучшить работу сосудистой и лимфатической системы, нормализовать кровообращение, снять напряжение, спазм мышц, вызванный дневными хлопотами.
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          mimozochka: 10 правил настоящей леди.   
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10 правил настоящей леди. Как стать женственнее

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Когда-то леди называли жену английского лорда. То есть даму из высшего общества. Сегодня леди называют женщину, обладающую определенными качествами, делающими ее по-настоящему женственной и вызывающей уважение со стороны окружающих.

Первое правило: хороший вкус

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Наличие чувства стиля. Как правило, это качество является врожденным, однако его можно воспитать. Если с самого детства стараться дать девочке глубокое эстетическое образование и показывать пример настоящей элегантности, из нее возможно воспитать настоящую леди. При этом не стоит забывать, что стиль – это не только умение хорошо одеваться, но и способность окружать себя красивыми вещами, излучать особый шарм и привлекать восхищенные взгляды окружающих.

Второе правило: прекрасные манеры

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Леди всегда держится с присущей ей грацией и знает, как себя вести в любой ситуации. Она не позволяет себе расслабиться, даже находясь в одиночестве. Легче всего узнать ее по манере разговора. Недаром в знаменитой пьесе Джорджа Бернарда Шоу «Пигмалион» профессор фонетики Хиггинс, решив сделать из уличной цветочницы Элизы Дулиттл настоящую леди, прежде всего, учит ее безупречному произношению.

Третье правило: образование

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Леди должна свободно владеть несколькими иностранными языками. Для нее не составит труда поддержать разговор на любую тему. При этом она никогда не остановится на пути самосовершенствования.

Четвертое правило: творческая одаренность

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Музыка сопровождает истинную леди с самого детства. Ей следует уметь красиво и грациозно двигаться, играть на музыкальном инструменте и не бояться спеть для своих гостей. Обязательным для леди является умение танцевать. Она должна быть ритмичной и грациозной, уверенно держаться во время любого танца. Когда-то леди должна была достойно представить себя в обществе именно во время балов.

Пятое правило: этикет

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Причем это касается не только правил поведения за столом, но и умения вести себя в обществе. Леди должна уметь достойно принимать гостей, знать, что и кому говорить, когда нужно улыбнуться, а когда – проявить невозмутимость.

Шестое правило: трудолюбие

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Хотя сегодня существует представление об аристократах, как о скучающих бездельниках, настоящая леди во все времена является прекрасной хозяйкой. Ей должны быть присущи умения прекрасно готовить, сервировать стол, распоряжаться домашним хозяйством. У современной леди в доме всегда царят чистота и порядок.

Седьмое правило: чувство прекрасного

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Истинная леди должна уметь выращивать цветы и составлять из них красивые и изысканные букеты. Цветы сопровождают ее на протяжении всей жизни, она украшает ими свой дом. В то же время, в ее доме невозможно увидеть ни одного увядшего букета.

Восьмое правило: навыки шитья

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Даже если леди приобретает свои наряды в лучших магазинах, ей необходимо умение шить. Подобные навыки позволят ей со вкусом составить свой гардероб и всегда содержать его в полном порядке.

Девятое правило: физическое здоровье

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Когда-то в английском высшем обществе леди должна была уметь ездить верхом, ведь ей приходилось участвовать на охоте и присутствовать на скачках. Сегодня многие девушки также увлекаются конным спортом, однако этот навык уже не является обязательным. Впрочем, леди может оседлать «железного коня», научившись водить машину.

Десятое правило: работа над собой

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Быть истинной леди – нелегкое искусство, однако, при желании, его можно освоить. Ради этого стоит потрудиться, ведь настоящая леди не может не вызывать всеобщего восхищения.
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          mimozochka: Польский художник Boleslaw Von Szankowski / Болеслав фон Шанковский   
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Boleslaw Von Szankowski / Болеслав фон Шанковский

Болеслав фон Шанковский (1873-1953) был польским художником, известным как работающий в стиле Реалист.
Занковски учился в академиях в Кракове и Мюнхене с Людвигом Гертерихом и в Париже с Бенджамином-Константом, Гаударой и Жаном Полом Лоренсом.
Он продолжил работу в Мюнхене, где внес свой вклад в периодические издания: «Молодежь» («Югенд») и «Простота» (Simplicissimus).
С 1907 по 1925 год он участвовал в ежегодных выставках Мюнхенского дворца стекла.







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          mimozochka: Корейский художник Yi Seong-bu. Натюрморт с цветами   
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          Engineer - Heat Treat   
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          This Land: An American Portrait   
This Land: An American Portrait
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These amazing photographs were taken by Jack Spencer as he crossed through all the lower 48 states of the U.S. in 2003. Many of these are landscapes, but there are also buildings, old barns, homes, factories, and an interesting shot of a collapsing former college. Some appear to be impressionistic paintings, and my favorites were taken on Cumberland Island, Georgia, making it appear magical and mysterious.

          Georgia Teen Is the 14th – and Youngest – Transgender Murder Victim This Year   

An Athens, Georgia teenager has become the 14th – and youngest – transgender murder victim this year. 17-year-old Ava Le’Ray Barrin was fatally shot in the chest on Sunday morning during an altercation with 21-year-old Jalen Breton Brown…
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          Driver behind deadly crash ordered to carry photo of teen victim   
ATLANTA — A Georgia judge has ordered a New Mexico man to carry around a photo of an 18-year-old girl who died when his truck plowed into her SUV, saying he should think about the life he took in a seven-vehicle pileup near Atlanta. Daniel Crane, 50, pleaded guilty last week to charges of vehicular...
           Георгий Милляр - самая лучшая Баба-Яга в мире!   

Это цитата сообщения Akmaya Оригинальное сообщениеГеоргий Милляр - самая лучшая Баба-Яга в мире!


Георгий Францевич Милляр родился 7 ноября 1903 года в Москве, в семье французского инженера и дочери русского золотопромышленника. Де Милье – настоящая фамилия Георгия Францевича.


Его детство было безбедным. У них была огромная квартира в Москве, две дачи – в Подмосковье и в Геленджике. Гувернантки-француженки обучали мальчика языкам, музыке, литературе, а тетя, известная в то время театральная актриса, привила ему любовь к театру.
Мальчику было всего 3 года, когда отец умер. А в 1914 году мать,
опасаясь предреволюционных волнений, решила отправить Георгия подальше от неспокойной Москвы, к деду в Геленджик. Там он прожил до 16 лет. Революция отняла у их семьи и деньги, и московскую квартиру с подмосковной дачей; по этой же причине де Милье превратился в Милляра. Впоследствии Георгий Францевич старался не касаться своего прошлого, не указывал в анкетах и знание иностранных языков, хотя свободно владел французским и немецким. В 1927 году он окончил театральную студию при Московском театре Революции, там и начал работать актером. Способность актера к перевоплощению была удивительной. Он естественно носил и королевскую мантию, и лохмотья ведьмы, и лягушачью кожу, и элегантный фрак палача. Острохарактерный актер, мастер гротеска, он стал сниматься в кино в 1927 году, а в 1937 году он повстречался с режиссером-сказочником А.А. Роу, который нашел в актёре единомышленника.
Их дружба и творческий союз длились более 30 лет. Их первым фильмом была экранизация сказки «По щучьему велению» о лукавом Емеле-дурачке, капризной царевне Несмеяне, Щуке, говорящей человечьим голосом, и прочих чудесах. В этом фильме Милляр сыграл роль царя Гороха, и зрители увидели вздорного, злого дурака, облаченного в царские одежды. Потом Милляром был создан бессмертный образ Бабы Яги, который стал впоследствии его прозвищем… В сказке «Кащей Бессмертный», премьера которой состоялась в День Победы, 9 мая 1945 года, Милляр играл Кащея, ассоциирующегося у зрителей с фашизмом, играл с гротеском, приближающимся к образам ранней готики. Тем ярче выглядел финал, когда главный злодей оказывался не таким уж и Бессмертным и погибал от рук героя Сергея Столярова. Кинотеатр не смог вместить всех желающих, экран вынесли на площадь.










За свою творческую карьеру Милляр сыграл тридцать больших ролей и множество второстепенных, принимал участие в дубляже семидесяти картин, озвучивал сотню мультипликационных фильмов, писал стихи. Георгий Францевич Милляр не дожил до своего 90-летия всего пять месяцев и умер 4 июня 1993 года в Москве. Его последними стихами были строчки: «…А, наверное, было бы здорово, под финал, под конец пути, напоследок сыграть Суворова и тогда уж спокойно уйти…».





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           «Я - Женщина!» Женщины в картинах Талантбека Чекирова   

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Я - Женщина! А значит, я - актриса
Во мне сто лиц и тысяча ролей!

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Я - Женщина! А значит, я - Царица,
Возлюбленная всех земных Царей!


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Я - Женщина! А значит, я - рабыня,
Познавшая соленый вкус обид!


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Я - Женщина! А значит, я - пустыня,
Которая тебя испепелит!


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Я - Женщина! Сильна я поневоле!
Но, знаешь, даже если жизнь - борьба...


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Я - Женщина! Я слабая, до боли,
Я - Женщина! А значит, я - судьба!


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Я - Женщина! я просто вспышка страсти!
Но мой удел - терпение и труд!


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Я - женщина! Я то БОЛЬШОЕ СЧАСТЬЕ,
Которое совсем не берегут!


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Я - Женщина! А, значит я опасна!
Огонь и лед навек во мне одной!


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Я - Женщина! а, значит я прекрасна
С младенчества до старости седой!


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Я - Женщина! и в мире все дороги
Ведут ко мне, а не в Великий Рим!


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Я - Женщина! Я избранная Богом,
Хотя, уже наказанная Им.


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          Деревни, в которых хочется жить   

Это цитата сообщения Akmaya Оригинальное сообщениеДеревни, в которых хочется жить

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Луг, околица, домишко,
Лай собаки во дворе,
Воздух свежим сеном дышит,
Растворяясь в синеве,
Солнцем залитого неба,
Веселится ясный день,
Топится с душистым хлебом
Печь, отбрасывая тень,
На укромное хозяйство,
На уют древесных стен,
Где давно не просыпался
Дух зыбучих перемен.
Жизнь полна укладом старым,
Невдомек ей суета,
Луг, домишко за оградой,
Да святая простота.

(Джон Ричардс)

Такую деревню фотографы не снимают, зато её, родимую, хорошо и с душой пишут художники. Что особенно приятно. Приятно подкрепится не столько авторитетными мнениями, сколько авторитетными кистями.

Душевные сельские пейзажи


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Елена и Михаил Иваненко



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Юрий Журка



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Валерий Артамонов



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Timothy Easton



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Татьяна Черных



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Михаил Сатаров



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Alois Arnegger



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Степан Нестерчук



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Николай Сергеев



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Виктор Тормосов



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Marek Szczepaniak



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Надежда Полуян-Внукова



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          AEE 137: Be More Likeable with These Six English Phrases   

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What can you say in English to make people like you?

Today you're going learn a few phrases, questions, and vocabulary words that you can use in any conversation to make people enjoy your company more.

 

Phrases to make people like you:

  • "How about you?": This is better in the middle of a conversation. People want to talk about themselves and share their opinion on a topic so give them a chance to do it. This shows that you are interested in the person and that's why they'll find you interesting.
  • Use the person's name: This shows that you care enough to remember the person's name. Use their name to show that you care. Try to insert their name at the beginning or the end of a conversation. Don't be afraid to ask for their name again if you forget it.
  • Do NOT use "sir" or "ma'am" in the US: This is too formal in the Northeastern United States or on the West Coast (Boston, NY, Portland, Washington State). It can also make you sound submissive or like you are putting yourself below the person.
  • "You're welcome" instead of "no problem": When you say "no problem" you are saying that what you just did for that person was easy and it didn't mean anything to you. "You're welcome" doesn't make a judgment about what you have done for the person. It's simple and polite.
  • "What would you like me to do?": This allows the person to be direct if they are trying to hint at something and it gives you a chance to help someone.

 

 

Have you tried any of these phrases?

If so, how did it go? Do you know another phrase that will make you more likeable?

Let us know in the comments section!

 

 

Source: Inc Magazine 19 Words That Will Make People Like You More


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          R-Oksana: Ароматные малосольные огурцы   

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Малосольные огурцы – отличная закуска, способная дополнить любое горячее блюдо. Малосольные огурцы вкусно подавать к яичнице, отварному картофелю, рису и мясу.

Секрет малосольных огурцов: для того, чтоб они получились хрустящими и ароматными, нужно обязательно добавить листья хрена, смородины и вишни.

Малосольные огурцы – ингредиенты:

1,5 кг огурцов
5–6 зубчиков чеснока
3–4 бутона гвоздики
4 ст. л. соли
1–2 листа хрена
3 листика вишни
5–6 листиков смородины
лавровый лист
3 веточки укропа
8–10 горошин душистого перца
2 л воды

Отбери нужное количество небольших по размеру огурцов. Вымой, обсуши и отрежь кончики. Чеснок раздели на зубчики и очисти. Зелень тщательно вымой.Уложи огурцы в чистую стерилизованную банку, чередуя их зеленью и чесноком. Укладывай огурцы вертикально.

Добавь в кастрюлю с водой соль, перец, гвоздику и лавровый лист. Поставь на огонь и доведи до кипения. Залей кипящим рассолом огурцы, накрой банку полотенцем и оставь в теплом месте.На следующий день твои малосольные огурчики будут готовы.

Приятного аппетита!


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          R-Oksana: ☣💦☣Девушка и море☣💦☣   

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Картину вижу: Девушка и Море…

О чём мечтаешь, юная Ассоль?

Фрегат ты ждёшь, с грустинкою во взоре

И песнь поёшь, скрывая свою боль.

 

Чуть брезжится рассвет и солнце близко.

Раскинув руки, ты бежишь в волну…

И с чайками, летающими низко,

Живёшь ты в сказочном своём плену…

 

В наивные мечты чудной девчонки

Ты посвящаешь волны, небеса…

Разносит ветер смех твой дивный, звонкий,

Сопровождая птичьи голоса…

 

А волны мирно катятся чредою…

Проказник -Ветер твои кудри вьёт…

И Алый Парус стать готов судьбою,

Любви навстречу Грей уже плывёт.

 

Мечтам своим откройте вы дороги…

Доверьтесь ветру, волнам, небесам…

В себя поверьте, в сторону тревоги -

Есть в нашей жизни место чудесам!

 

11.08.2011

© Copyright: Луиза Зеленина, 2011

Свидетельство о публикации №111081107208

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Часть 1 - ► ◄В мечтах о море► ◄
Часть 2 - ☼Там, где море сливалось с небом☼
...
Часть 4 - ☀Наедине с морем☀
Часть 5 - Море зовет!
Часть 6 - ☣💦☣Девушка и море☣💦☣

          R-Oksana: Моё любимое море-мой полёт   

Это цитата сообщения Лора_Кондрашова Оригинальное сообщение


Мой полёт
Я не женщина вовсе, я чайка, я птица!
Воля вольная в крылья судьбою дана.
В поднебесье летаю крылатой царицей
Мне свобода, как воздух, как солнце нужна.

Захочу – улечу в предрассветные дали,
Где земля умываясь , встречает зарю.
Как дитя дорогое, день новый рождает,
И с грядущим ведёт по земле к алтарю.

Наслаждаясь свободой, я вовсе не плачу,
И, летая кричу,возвестив о себе.
А законы любви мне приносят удачу,
Лишь взмахнуть мне крылом и лечу я к судьбе.

Как люблю своё море и штормы, и ливни.
Не спугнуть им вовеки любови моей.
Кто-то скажет тихонько – ты просто наивна,
Ты глупа и не ведаешь новых страстей.

- Вы не знаете всё о красотах, свободе,
То что богом дано, ни за что не отнять.
В этом счастье полёта, пусть даже невзгоды
окружают меня, всё равно мне летать!
Лариса К

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          Трииночка: Ночь для лунного танца...   

Это цитата сообщения Vi-Natalka Оригинальное сообщениеНочь для лунного танца...

Что ж, это дивная ночь для лунного танца,
Со звездами в вышине твоих глаз.
Чудесная ночь, чтобы сотворить наш роман,
Под покровом октябрьских небес.
И все листья опадают с деревьев
Под звуки веющих бризов.
И я пытаюсь угодить этим взывающим струнам
Твоего сердца, которые играют так нежно и тихо.
И все волшебство этой ночи, кажется шепотом тишины,
И весь мягкий лунный свет, кажется, сияет в твоем румянце.

Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush.
/Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Moondance/
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          Моя_кулинарная_книга: Ароматные малосольные огурцы   

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Малосольные огурцы – отличная закуска, способная дополнить любое горячее блюдо. Малосольные огурцы вкусно подавать к яичнице, отварному картофелю, рису и мясу.

Секрет малосольных огурцов: для того, чтоб они получились хрустящими и ароматными, нужно обязательно добавить листья хрена, смородины и вишни.

Малосольные огурцы – ингредиенты:

1,5 кг огурцов
5–6 зубчиков чеснока
3–4 бутона гвоздики
4 ст. л. соли
1–2 листа хрена
3 листика вишни
5–6 листиков смородины
лавровый лист
3 веточки укропа
8–10 горошин душистого перца
2 л воды

Отбери нужное количество небольших по размеру огурцов. Вымой, обсуши и отрежь кончики. Чеснок раздели на зубчики и очисти. Зелень тщательно вымой.Уложи огурцы в чистую стерилизованную банку, чередуя их зеленью и чесноком. Укладывай огурцы вертикально.

Добавь в кастрюлю с водой соль, перец, гвоздику и лавровый лист. Поставь на огонь и доведи до кипения. Залей кипящим рассолом огурцы, накрой банку полотенцем и оставь в теплом месте.На следующий день твои малосольные огурчики будут готовы.

Приятного аппетита!


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          ИРИНА_Светлая: Без заголовка   

Это цитата сообщения Akmaya Оригинальное сообщениеАроматные малосольные огурцы



Малосольные огурцы – отличная закуска, способная дополнить любое горячее блюдо. Малосольные огурцы вкусно подавать к яичнице, отварному картофелю, рису и мясу.

Секрет малосольных огурцов: для того, чтоб они получились хрустящими и ароматными, нужно обязательно добавить листья хрена, смородины и вишни.

Малосольные огурцы – ингредиенты:

1,5 кг огурцов
5–6 зубчиков чеснока
3–4 бутона гвоздики
4 ст. л. соли
1–2 листа хрена
3 листика вишни
5–6 листиков смородины
лавровый лист
3 веточки укропа
8–10 горошин душистого перца
2 л воды

Отбери нужное количество небольших по размеру огурцов. Вымой, обсуши и отрежь кончики. Чеснок раздели на зубчики и очисти. Зелень тщательно вымой.Уложи огурцы в чистую стерилизованную банку, чередуя их зеленью и чесноком. Укладывай огурцы вертикально.

Добавь в кастрюлю с водой соль, перец, гвоздику и лавровый лист. Поставь на огонь и доведи до кипения. Залей кипящим рассолом огурцы, накрой банку полотенцем и оставь в теплом месте.На следующий день твои малосольные огурчики будут готовы.

Приятного аппетита!


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          More on the collision of the USS Fitzgerald   
An opinion from a former Navy Captain:
J.F. Kelly, a retired Navy captain who commanded three ships during his career, wrote in The San Diego Union-Tribune that he was firm in his belief that the majority of the fault of the collision rested with the failure of the destroyer’s crew who was on watch that night:
The damage to the starboard side of the destroyer and the bow of the container ship suggests a crossing situation. The international rules for the prevention of collisions at sea specify that the vessel to starboard (the container ship) is the stand-on vessel and the other ship (the destroyer) is the give-way vessel and is required to stay out of the way of the stand-on vessel.
The give-way ship’s actions are to be timely and deliberate so as to not introduce any doubt as to its intentions. The stand-on vessel is required to maintain course and speed until the risk of collision is deemed no longer to exist or until it becomes apparent that the actions of the give-way vessel alone are not sufficient to avoid a collision, in which case, it is required to take action by turning, slowing or stopping.
But slowing or stopping is difficult and in some cases, virtually impossible for a large merchant ship. By contrast, destroyers are very maneuverable.
Judging from the images of the damage, it’s easy to conclude that the destroyer failed to give way and should be held at fault. But it is premature to jump to any conclusions until the investigation is completed. There may well be fault on both sides.”
That was the assessment of Comrade Misfit, also a former Navy officer.
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          Ирцейс: Пришельцы в кошачьей шкуре   

Фантасты, учёные и простые люди уже устали ждать, когда же состоится первый контакт с инопланетянами — если, конечно, они вообще существуют.
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А контакт уже давно состоялся!

— Ты кто?
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— Инопланетянин!
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— Пришелец?!!
Ох, ни фига себе!

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— Не буду звонить ни в прессу, ни на телевидение...
Что я - дурак?! Они же там меня за психа примут!
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— Здравствуй, дорогой инопланетный друг!
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Наша цивилизация стремится к миру и сотрудничеству со всеми обитаемыми планетами...
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даже с такими отсталыми, как ваша...
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— Простите, я и забыл, что дикари очень обидчивы...
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С самого своего появления и по сей день Сфинксы популярны у любителей чего-то неординарного, причудливого. Их бесшерстная морщинистая кожа, огромные уши, большеглазая скуластая мордочка и стройное телосложение делают этих кошек похожими на инопланетян.

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А по мнению американского уфолога Брэда Стайгера, 20 процентов домашних животных - это не кто иные, как инопланетяне и принадлежат к иной цивилизации, которая не только ни в чем не уступает нашей, но и превосходит ее.

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По мнению Стайгера, пришельцы, принявшие облик домашних животных, на первый взгляд, ничем не отличаются от обычных кошек и собак, но их интеллект гораздо выше. Возможно, их предки были заброшены на Землю много тысяч лет назад.

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Как вычислить пришельца, маскирующегося под домашнее животное? В течение 20 лет Стайгер собирал данные для своей работы. Он внес в компьютер результаты опроса многих американских любителей животных. Кстати, речь идёт не только о Сфинксах, а о кошках вообще...
И вот к каким выводам пришел в конце концов исследователь.

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У зверьков-пришельцев выразительный взгляд, они весьма общительны.
Хозяева часто видят их во сне. Если ваш питомец привиделся вам в сновидении на фоне фантастического ландшафта - значит, он хочет показать вам свою родную планету :).

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У пришельцев, по мнению Стайгера, сильно развиты экстрасенсорные способности.
Они легко читают мысли своих хозяев, чувствуют грозящую людям опасность. Могут разбудить хозяина среди ночи, чтобы спасти ему жизнь, например перед пожаром или землетрясением.

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Иногда выступают в роли домашних целителей. Известны случаи, когда собаки или кошки понижали кровяное давление хозяина, снимали головную боль, излечивали от радикулита и артрита.

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Некоторые четвероногие пришельцы, утверждает американский ученый, иной раз ведут себя подчеркнуто агрессивно и, казалось бы, стараются напакостить хозяевам.
Поверьте, это неспроста! Ваши питомцы чувствуют себя завоевателями и стремятся потеснить врага с его территории.

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Хотя причина может быть и в другом. Животное искренне желает вам добра и тормошит, замечая, что ваша жизнь слишком скучна и однообразна.

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По подсчетам Брэда Стайгера, только в США проживают несколько миллионов кошек-пришельцев. Правда, все они настроены к землянам лояльно.


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Кстати!
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Она почиталась как богиня и была проклята как ведьма....


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          The American media are truly lost inside of their own little world,.   
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The American people already knew that they were not going to vote for another Clinton or Bush, so they picked Donald Trump.

After the election, CNN and the rest of the mainstream media started saying no, it was Russia and Putin who helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. And Russia was hacking the American people Presidential election, spreading the behind the scene gossip that was said inside the DNC.

God almighty doesn't CNN already know that the American people don't believe CNN political bull talk by now either?
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CNN doubles down on the implosion of its brand.
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          Chris Matthews must be stupid too.   
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Who does this insulting MSNBC media propagandist think he is talking to?

Because you and I have been hearing this left-wing political bull talk for a long time now. And is why the American people voted for Donald Trump in the first place.

Is Chris Matthews ever going to wake up out of his own political liberal fantasy world?
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          Stand up and be counted Mr. & Mrs. Republican.   
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Come on Republicans fight, fight, fight.
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          shadowsocks 安装   

Install the Command Line Client

If you prefer command line client, then you can install it on your Linux with the following command.

Debian

sudo apt-get install python-pip sudo pip install shadowsocks

Ubuntu

Yes, you can use the above commands to install shadowsocks client on ubuntu. But it will install it under ~/.local/bin/ directory and it causes loads of trouble. So I suggest using su to become root first and then issue the following two commands.

apt-get install python-pip pip install shadowsocks

Fedora/Centos

sudo yum install python-setuptools   or   sudo dnf install python-setuptools sudo easy_install pip sudo pip install shadowsocks

OpenSUSE

sudo zypper install python-pip sudo pip install shadowsocks

Archlinux

sudo pacman -S python-pip sudo pip install shadowsocks

As you can see the command of installing shadowsocks client is the same to the command of installing shadowsocks server, because the above command will install both the client and the server. You can verify this by looking at the installation script output

Downloading/unpacking shadowsocks Downloading shadowsocks-2.8.2.tar.gz Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip-build-PQIgUg/shadowsocks/setup.py) egg_info for package shadowsocks  Installing collected packages: shadowsocks Running setup.py install for shadowsocks  Installing sslocal script to /usr/local/bin Installing ssserver script to /usr/local/bin Successfully installed shadowsocks Cleaning up...

sslocal is the client software and ssserver is the server software. On some Linux distros such as ubuntu, the shadowsocks client sslocal is installed under /usr/local/bin. On Others such as Archsslocal is installed under /usr/bin/. Your can use whereis command to find the exact location.

user@debian:~$ whereis sslocal sslocal: /usr/local/bin/sslocal

Create a Configuration File

we will create a configuration file under /etc/

sudo vi /etc/shadowsocks.json

Put the following text in the file. Replace server-ip with your actual IP and set a password.

{
"server":"server-ip",
"server_port":8000,
"local_address": "127.0.0.1",
"local_port":1080,
"password":"your-password",
"timeout":600,
"method":"aes-256-cfb"
}

Save and close the file. Next start the client using command line