German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in landmark vote   
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament backed the legalization of same-sex marriage on Friday in a historic vote hailed by gay activists and leftist parties but criticized by some in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative bloc and by the Catholic Church.

          YRON Cast Iron Grill   

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          Germany approves ‘same-sex marriage’ and sets fines for Facebook, etc. to crack down on ‘hate speech’   
COGwriter In a move that, sadly, was not unexpected, Germany ‘legalize same-sex marriage’: 30 June 2017 A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. The reform grants couples now limited to civil unions full marital rights, and allows them to […]
          WWII vet recounts how he tricked 15,000 German soldiers   
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          Angela Merkel continues to push towards European leadership of the West and away from the UK and USA   
  Angela Merkel COGwriter The German press reported the following: G20: Angela Merkel sketches vision of France-German led Europe Germany is reorienting itself away from the US and the UK and toward France. Chancellor Merkel made that abundantly clear in a major speech to parliament about the EU’s future and next week’s G20 summit in […]
          German parliament backs same-sex marriage   
Members of the Bundestag in Berlin voted 393 for legalising “marriage for everybody” and 226 against, with four abstentions.
          Five found guilty of involvement in Russian opposition leader’s murder   
A jury at a Moscow court found the suspected triggerman guilty of murdering Mr Nemtsov.
          Goretzka propels Germany into final with rapid-fire brace   
SOCHI, June 30: Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup final as Leon Goretzka scored twice in a devastating opening spell during Thursday's 4-1 semifinal win over Mexico.
          Hernandez thanks Russian fans for support, says Mexico now focused on 3rd place playoff   
Preview Mexico striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez says his team must focus on their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup third place playoff versus Portugal on Sunday, following their semifinal defeat to Germany.
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          Confed Cup: Top 3 past finals as Chile & Germany prepare for St. Petersburg showdown    
Preview Chile and Germany meet in the Confederations Cup final in St. Petersburg on Sunday, bidding to win the 10th edition of the competition (including its previous format as the King Fahd Cup). RT Sport looks back at three classic finals from previous tournaments.
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          ‘We’ve loved our time in Russia!’ – Germany Confed Cup captain Draxler   
Preview German international footballer Julian Draxler, who is captaining his team at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, has shared his experience in an open letter to Russian fans and organizers.
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          Health or Religion?   
Should Ramadan for children be forbidden in Germany?The sun is burning down relentlessly and it is even scorching hot in the shade – 33 degrees. There is not a whiff of wind and everything seems to st...
          USA v Ghana Gold Cup warmup preview, plus: Confederation Cup final preview   
We do our very best to preview the pre-GoldCup USMNT friendly. How might the US line up? Today's show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for 25% off your first tee. We also preview the Confederations Cup final game between Chile and Germany, in which Daryl has already determined that Joshua Kimmich will be man of the match. We close with TSS Scouting Network reports on Carleton, Arrellano, Yueill, The Jeff, Christensen, Embolo and Haji Wright. Looking for us on Instagram? We're right here: http://instagram.com/totalsoccershow Help us persuade Brooks to sing on the Goalmouth by tweeting @BrooksDT All other Goalmouth hosts have broken out a tune, and we need your help to get Brooks to join us.  
          Confed Cup final: 5 things you need to know ahead of Chile-Germany showdown   
Preview World Cup winners Germany beat Mexico in Sochi on Thursday to book their place in the Confederations Cup final against Chile in St. Petersburg. Here are five things you need to know ahead of Sunday's showdown.
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          Deutsche Bank refuses Democrats' demand to give up Trump’s financial details   
Preview Germany's biggest bank has rejected a request by US House Democrats to provide details of President Donald Trump's finances. Deutsche Bank is citing privacy laws.
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          German football hooligans turn Spanish resort Mallorca into battlefield (VIDEO)   
Preview The moment two groups of alleged German football thugs clashed in the Mediterranean resort of Mallorca has been captured on camera.
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          ‘Forcing us to give up Russian gas to sell own is unacceptable’ – German FM blasts US sanctions bill   
Preview A US bill threatening to sanction European companies taking part in construction of a Russian pipeline is seen as unacceptable in Berlin, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, especially if it actually aims to push America’s own gas exports.
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          Germany approves bill to fine social media up to €50mn over online hate speech, fake news   
Preview The German parliament has voted to fine social media networks up to €50 million ($56 million) if they fail to remove hateful content or fake news. The networks will be given 24 hours to block or delete any inappropriate content.
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          Alemania despierta a España y conquista el Europeo sub-21   
Los germanos, superiores todo el encuentro, se llevan el título con un gol de Weiser y dejan a La Rojita sin pentacampeonato
          Monster storm batters Berlin: Cyclists persevere, surfers thrive (VIDEOS PHOTOS)   
Preview Berlin has been bashed by an extreme downpour which has left many of its streets flooded. Despite this major hurdle, people are still finding a way to travel around the German capital.
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          Social networks could be hit with hefty fines for ‘hate speech’ under new German law   
Preview Germany may tighten up its laws on online hate speech in a move that opponents decry as at odds with free speech.
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          Germany 4-1 Mexico: World champs march through to final after Sochi success   
Preview World champions Germany marched into the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup final with a commanding 4-1 defeat of Mexico at Fisht Olympic Stadium in a scorching hot Sochi on Thursday.
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          Berlino, no comizi politici Paesi non Ue   
Germania corre ai ripari per evitare 'sortite inopportune'
          Berlino, no comizi politici Paesi non Ue   
Germania corre ai ripari per evitare 'sortite inopportune'
          Trump & Putin to meet on sidelines of G20 summit, White House confirms   
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          Germany 4-1 Mexico: World champs into Confed Cup final (as it happened)   
Preview Follow all the action as World Cup winners Germany take on CONCACAF champions Mexico in their Confederations Cup semifinal in Sochi. A place against Chile in Sunday’s St. Petersburg final awaits the winners.
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          Germania: maxi-multe per odio sui social   
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          Germania approva il matrimonio gay   
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          La Germania approva il matrimonio gay   
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          [VIDEO] ¡OJO CHILE! El día que el árbitro de la final benefició polémicamente a Alemania   
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          [VIDEO] ¡OTRA VEZ! El asqueroso acto del DT de Alemania que es comentado por todos   
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          England? Spain? Italy? Germany? What really is the best league in the world?   

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          Kommentar zu Schweden: Helferinnen haben Sex mit Migranten als Zeichen der „Toleranz“ – gehts eigentlich noch blöder? von germaniasapereaude   
die Frau das allseits bekannte Wesen.... und genau diese Flittchen sind es, die ihre eigene Sippe aus welchen notgeilen Phantasien auch immer, verraten! http://www.huffingtonpost.de/2014/06/10/sexfantasie-krank_n_5479393.html
          Die Fuller-Story - heißer und kalter Krieg in Blankenhain   
Ltn. Leonard B. Fuller Der Absturz über Blankenhain - Ein Blick hinter den Eisernen Vorhang Unter dem Motto "Versöhnung über den Gräbern - Arbeit für den Frieden" soll an den US-Piloten Ltn. Leonard B. Fuller erinnert werden, der am 7. Juli 1944 in Blankenhain sein Leben verlor. Das Flugzeug des Piloten der US Air Force, wurde im Luftkampf über Naumburg von der deutschen Flak getroffen. Seine Mustang P-51 D stürzte in einem Waldstück hinter Blankenhain ab und zerschellte. Obwohl er noch mit dem Fallschirm absprang, überlebte er es nicht. Ltn. Leonard B. Fuller wurde auf dem Alten Friedhof in Blankenhain begraben. Eine Familie aus Blankenhain hatte jahrelang sein Grab gepflegt. Sie hatte selbst ihre Söhne im Krieg verloren. Nach einem langen Hickhack im "Kalten Krieg" und diplomatischem Tauziehen, gespickt mit Misstrauen der Siegermächte aus Ost und West, konnten die Eltern das Grab Ende der 1940er-Jahre endlich in Thüringen besuchen. Von Frankfurt a. M. aus starteten die Amerikaner ihre aufregende Reise durch die sowjetische Besatzungszone mit Polizei-Eskorten. Sie lernte die grabpflegende Familie kennen. Und sie trauerten gemeinsam um verlorenen Söhne. Die Fullers waren von der Begegnung und ihrer Reise so gerührt, dass sie nach ihrer Rückkehr in die USA über 300 Vorträge darüber hielten. 1950 hatten sie dann endlich die Möglichkeit ihren Sohn nach seiner Exhumierung in seinen Heimatort Linden / NY (USA) zu überführen. Am 9. Juli wird die Amerikanerin Donna Bonning, die nach der Familie forschte und unzähliges Material über den Piloten fand - auf dem Alten Friedhof in Blankenhain eine Gedenktafel einweihen. Gleichzeitig eröffnen der Heimatforscher Bernd Schmidt aus Weimar und der Arbeitskreis Stadtgeschichte Blankenhain e.V. eine Ausstellung zur "Fuller-Story". Damit wollen sie auf die beinah vergessene Geschichte aufmerksam machen. Die Ausstellung mit 15 Schaustafeln zeigt...
          Schlosskonzert in Altenburg   
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Schlosskonzert auf dem Residenzschloss Altenburg 
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          Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption   

Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against marriage equality, but allowed vote after having dinner with a lesbian couple

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          German speaking Inside Sales Coordinator (m/f) - Maternity Cover - Departer - The German Headhunter - Dubai   
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          Re: [forosi:28860] Petya Ransomware Reported URGENT   
Gracias German. Lamentablemente esto es totalmente inservible e inútil y solo lo usan algunos "investigadores" para hacer FUD. Por que? porque SOLO sirve para ESTA y solo esta muestra de malware. Con las miles de variantes q parecen por día tomar esa medida es una perdida de tiempo. Por que
          Re: [forosi:28859] Petya Ransomware Reported URGENT   
Buen día, adicional a la información enviada, comparto éste enlace que indica una forma sencilla de prevenir la infección. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vaccine-not-killswitch-found-for-petya-notpetya-ransomware-outbreak/ Feliz día Germán El 27 de junio de 2017, 18:12, Cristian
          Chile-Germany: What we learned from their Group B match   
FIFA.com takes a look back at the initial clash between Chile and Germany, and draws some conclusions ahead of the showpiece match in Saint Petersburg on Sunday.
          Confederations Cup Closing Ceremony: dance, football, Ronaldo and a whole host of surprises   
Football fans heading to the stadium on Sunday 2 July are looking forward to an exciting FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Final between Chile and Germany, but the prelude is set to be no less memorable.
          Preview: Chile v Germany   

Regardless of what happens in the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 final in St. Petersburg, one thing is sure. After Brazil (4 titles), France (2), Argentina, Mexico and Denmark (1 each), there will be a new name on the trophy.


          Leon and the Lothar factor   
FIFA.com looks at the similarities between Leon Goretzka, Germany's two-goal semi-final hero, and the legendary Lothar Matthaus, hearing from these two midfield powerhouses and the world champions' coach, Joachim Low.
          Three things we learned from Mexico’s semi-final defeat   

Finding the weight of history against them, El Tri went down 4-1 to Germany, a painful reverse that they can nevertheless learn from.


          Goretzka fires Germany to the final   

A 4-1 win over Mexico, inspired by a quick-fire start, saw FIFA World Cup holders Germany tee-up a FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final with Chile. 


          Low's guide to penalty shootouts   

Germany have not lost a penalty shootout at senior level for over 40 years. Following the country's victory over England on penalties in the U-21 European Championship semi-finals on Tuesday, Joachim Low spoke about how he approaches taking spot-kicks.


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          My Italian Summer Bucket List   
Schooooools out for summer! Yes that's right. 8th of June was officially the last school day here in Italy, where the kids have about 3 months worth of summer holidays. Hugely exagerated if you ask me. Just bare minimum if you ask my son. Either way, that time needs to be at least partially filled if you don't want to go bonkers, as my son isn't yet of the age that he would rather be left alone by his parents.



This year, as one of my resolutions/wishes was to travel and experience more, I wanted to be better prepared in regards to what places to go to, where to visit, during the summer months instead of having to scramble for something last minute, which often resulted in a rut style "meh okay, it's late already let's go to our usual place".




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


My Italian Summer Travel Bucket List


Lago d'Endine

Lago Moro
via my post Lago Moro


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


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


Lovere

Malcesine

Parco delle Cascate

Parma

via CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons


San Martino di Battaglia

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



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

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




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          Verschweigen ist Lügen!   
Ich habe mich schon eine Weile nicht mehr gemeldet. Hatte die letzten 2 Tage und heute 3 Klausuren geschrieben und musste mich aufs Lernen konzentrieren. Eigentlich lerne ich immer nur wenige Tage vor den Arbeiten. Naja...

Außerdem hatte ich viel zu viel Wut in mir, als dass ich hätte vernünftig schreiben können. Nicht wegen Torben. Nein, wegen meinem Dad! Eigentlich müsste ich auch auf meine Mutter sauer sein, aber wie kann man auf jemanden sauer sein, der nicht mehr lebt... Doch sie beide haben mir etwas verschwiegen. Nur wenige Wochen nachdem meine Mutter mich auf die Welt gebracht hatte, ist sie schon wieder schwanger gewesen. Neun Monate später hätte sie ihrer Tochter, meinem Schwesterchen, das Leben schenken sollen. Doch sie hat es nie getan. Als diese auf die Welt kam, lag sie tot in den Händen der Geburtshelferin! Eine Totgeburt! Sie hatte nie eine Chance gehabt, ihren Lebenswillen zu beweisen. Sie hatte nie die Chance gehabt, den ersten Atemzug zu machen, den Klaps auf den Po zu spüren und anzufangen, munter zu schreien! Und ich hatte nie eine Chance, darüber traurig zu sein. Denn meine Eltern haben sich dafür entschieden, mir nie von ihr zu erzählen.

Janina hätte sie heißen sollen. Vermutlich hätte ich, wäre alles gut gegangen, dann jetzt eine Schwester gehabt, mit der ich mich regelmäßig zanken würde, weil ich natürlich Wert darauf läge, dass ich der Ältere von uns beiden bin. Und doch hätte ich auch jemanden gehabt, der mich geknuddelt hätte, vor zwei Monaten. Sie hätte nicht so einen Spruch abgelassen, wie mein Vater, dass Beziehungen eben in die Brüche gehen würden und das Leben nun mal so sei und trotzdem weiterginge. Für meine Schwester ist es nicht weiter gegangen. Für sie hat es noch nicht einmal anfangen können. Und auch wenn ich verstehe, dass man einem Kleinkind soetwas nicht erzählen möchte, hätte mein Vater mir das mittlerweile schon längst sagen können.

Aber nein, das hat er nicht. Und er hätte es bis heute nicht getan, er hätte mich weiter belogen und so getan, als hätte ich nie eine Schwester haben können. Wenn ich nicht zufällig gestern auf sein Tagebuch gestoßen wäre. Ich weiß, dass man die Tagebücher anderer Leute nicht lesen sollte, aber ich wollte auch nur kurz reinschauen und schließlich, dachte ich, ist es ja mein Vater. Nur mal seinen letzten Eintrag lesen, schauen, wie so sein Schreibstil ist, was ihm alles so wichtig ist, dass er es ins Tagebuch schreibt. Was ich nicht wusste, war, dass er nach diesem einen Tag, nachdem meine Schwester tot auf die Welt gekommen ist, nie wieder etwas darin festgehalten hatte. Und so stieß ich auf diesen schrecklichen letzten Eintrag. Schrecklich in zweierlei Hinsicht: Dass er seine Tochter gleich am 1. Tag verlieren musste und dass er meinte, dass sein Sohn dies nicht zu wissen bräuchte.

Als er von der Arbeit heim kam, habe ich ihn angeschrien. Das mache ich nicht oft, aber diesmal habe ich es getan. Richtig laut, richtig wütend. Und richtig gefühlslos. Ich konnte einfach nicht fassen, dass er mir das alles einfach verschwiegen hatte. Ich habe doch ein Recht, zu erfahren, dass ich eine Schwester gehabt hätte! Und ich habe erst aufgehört, als er anfing zu weinen. Das hatte ich nach dem Tod meiner Mutter nicht mehr gesehen. Mein Vater hat richtig geweint. Ich bin dann, ohne noch etwas zu sagen, ins Bett gegangen.

Heute haben wir uns gerade nochmal darüber unterhalten. Diesmal ohne zu schreien. Er hat mir gesagt, wie schwer dieses Erlebnis damals für ihn war und dass es ihm auch schwer gefallen ist, sich dafür zu entscheiden, mir nichts davon zu erzählen. Und ich habe auch nicht so sehr nachgedacht, als ich ihn gestern angeschrien habe. Ich habe ihm auch gesagt, dass es mir leid tut, doch ich war einfach zu wütend! In so einer Situation denkt man nicht nach. Aber darum haben wir ja auch eben nochmal geredet. Trotzdem finde ich es nicht gut, dass er es mir verschwiegen hat. Schließlich wäre ich der Bruder gewesen. Wäre gewesen. Und auch wenn mein Vater gemeint hat, dass er keine weiteren Geheimnisse vor mir hätte, wird es eine ganze Weile brauchen, bis ich ihm wieder vertrauen kann. Das hat er sich selbst zuzuschreiben.

Still angry,
~sorryboy~

PS: Ich wünsche euch trotz allem ein schönes Wochenende und hoffe, dass auch ich ein einigermaßen schönes haben kann.
          Martha HEINKE STRUWE   

A gravestone photo for Martha HEINKE STRUWE was submitted to Lenox West Fairview Cemetery in Taylor County Iowa on June 29th, 2017 -- Comments Include: Inscription: Martha Wife of John Struwe Born in Hanover, Germany Feb. 24, 1851 Died Nov. 24, 1903 Martha Heinke was born Feb. 24, 1851 in Hanover, Germany and died Nov. 24, 1903 in Grant Twp., Adams Co., Iowa. She married John Struwe. Submitted by volunteer Julia Johnson Photographed May 2017.


          Martha STRUWE   

A gravestone photo for Martha STRUWE was submitted to Lenox West Fairview Cemetery in Taylor County Iowa on June 29th, 2017 -- Comments Include: Inscription: Martha Wife of John Struwe Born in Hanover, Germany Feb. 24, 1851 Died Nov. 24, 1903 Martha Heinke was born Feb. 24, 1851 in Hanover, Germany and died Nov. 24, 1903 in Grant Twp., Adams Co., Iowa. She married John Struwe. Submitted by volunteer Julia Johnson Photographed May 2017.


          The Rise of These Two Ruthless German Grocery Stores Has This Influencer Terrified About Walmart   

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          Alemanha conquista o segundo título europeu de sub-21   
Triunfo sobre a Espanha, por 1-0, garantiu aos germânicos a vitória na final do Campeonato da Europa da categoria.
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS THIS WEEK: Aldi invests €60m in revamp   
The German discount grocer Aldi is investing €60 million in a reboot of its Irish stores format, in a rollout known internally as Project Fresh. Central to the plan is an expansion of its selection of fresh foods, such as fruit and vegetables, by...
          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.

DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(1 euro = $1.1350)

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


          Damien Hirst - I Love You and Psalms Exhibition April 2016   
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          'Imprint' Exhibition Presents Collage by Ingrid Bittar and David Woodward at SomoS Berlin   
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          ラクレッ, スイス Raclette, Switzerland   

ラクレッ, スイス
Raclette, Switzerland
Raclette, Schweiz
Raclette, Suisse

 

Switzerland, its cheese, its mountains, its chalets, it is this rustic universe that inspired the singer and dancer David Charles for his parody. Entitled "Racler comme Jamais", the song has been making a hit on social networks since last weekend.

 

Raclette is a semi-hard cow's milk cheese that is usually fashioned into a wheel of about 6 kg (13 lb). It is most commonly used for melting. It is also a Swiss dish based on heating the cheese and scraping off (racler) the melted part.

 

Raclette was mentioned in medieval writings, in texts from Swiss-German convents dating from as far as 1291, as a particularly nutritious meal consumed by peasants in mountainous Switzerland and Savoy (Now part of France). It was then known in the German-speaking part of Switzerland as Bratchäs, or "roasted cheese". Traditionally, Swiss cow herders used to take the cheese with them when they were moving cows to or from the pastures up in the mountains. In the evenings around the campfire, they would place the cheese next to the fire and, when it had reached the perfect softness, scrape it on top of bread. (Wikipedia)

 

 


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Have a good and see you again next week.

 

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          Re: KINTER-HOFFMAN-MILLER REUNIONS: STILL GOING ON?   
Two of the three are my ancestor; the first one naturally brings another question (don't all genealogical responses?) - not sure how Maryland comes into picture, but will see for sure.

Thanks for the tips on those to contact; will do so. Eager to follow up and finally find our Hoffman/Hofman/Hofeman German/Bavaria (whatever?) ancestry; grand son stationed in Germany waiting also to follow up in person.
          KINTER-HOFFMAN-MILLER REUNIONS: STILL GOING ON?   
I am wondering if the subject reunions were still happening. After finding the attached snipped of a clipping attached to a tree of someone who has no knowledge of those mentioned, I have been doing all I know how to do to find who may have those "recollections" that might finally tell me where my 5th great grandfather, Christoph Hofman (aka Christopher Hoffman) originated. I know only that he came, in 1751 on the PHOENIX out of Rotterdam/Portsmouth; signed the oath at Philly on 25 Sept. Other than that I have no clue as to where he originated and no idea which of the other (2) Hofmans could be/would be his brother, since Rupp messed with the original pax lists. In fact, until I found the attached, I had no clue as to family member(s); as you can see, it is only part of a long article about the 1934 reunion but I have not been able to get a readable copy which I have been searching for, also. [East Berlin News Comet; Friday, August 3, 1934 ] My grandson is stationed in Germany for another 2 years and he would love to visit our ancestral area if I can find it. And I would love to know, of course. If you have anything to help me. please contact me off site: [ ohoffman48@gmail.com ] Fingers crossed!
          Re: Fitzgerald family of Adams Co.,Pa.   
Hi Don, I Went to Adams county on Friday. Looked at the 1850-1860 Huntington Twp. taxes. John Fitzcharles had a house and 3 Acres from 1850 to 1853. From 1854 to 1858 he had a house and a lot. Then in 1859 John Fitzgerald had a house and a lot valued at $150 in 1860 John Fitzgerald had one acre valued at $150. No doubt it had a house on it. So that confirms my thoughts on Fitzcharles and Fitzgerald. Then I got the Tyrone Twp. taxes from 1800 to 1815 to see when Fitzcharles first showed up in the taxes. In 1811 and 12 there is a John Fitzgerald! with a cow and in 1812 he has a horse too. In 1813 he is John Fitzcharles and in 1814 he is John Fitzcharold with 1 cow and 1 horse. The in 1815 he is John Fitzgerald with a cow. In 1813 he is a carpenter and in 1815 he is a joiner.
So if you ever want to go back any farther I suggest looking for Fitzgerald first and keep and eye out for Fitzcharles
Other info Mrs. Sarah Ann Fitzgerald died 30 September 1909 at age 87 yr and 2 mo. At her son-in law’s house in Gettysburg. . The above was from the Newspaper according to her death certificate she was single and her Father was John Fitzgerald born in Germantown, PA and her mother was Ann Deter. As you know the D was often pronounced as a T and vice Versa so her mother was Ann Teter.
John Fitcharol m. Aug 10, 1817 Ann Teter(Teeter) by Rev. L. Hinch(Hench). Both of Heidlersburg. ( in Adams Co.)

          New Oxford Deed 15 June 1928   
Made the 15th day of June in the year nineteen hundred and twenty eight.

Between Frank M. MILLER and Prudence A. MILLER, his wife, of the Borough of New Oxford, County of Adams, and state of Pennsylvania Grantors, and William Hafer Miller and Ida B. Miller, his wife, of the Borough of New Oxford, County of Adams, and State of Pennsylvania Grantees:

Witnesseth, that in consideration of Three Thousand ($3000) Dollars in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said granters do hereby grant and convey to the said grantee, all that certain part or Lot of ground situate lying and being in the Borough of New Oxford, County of Adams, and State of Pennsylvania, and known General Plan of said Borough as #8

Beginning at Philadelphia Street (now Lincoln Way East) at corner of the other part of Lot #8 now owned by Granters hereof; thence westward thirty two (32) feet along said street to Lot #9; thence along said Lot Southward one hundred and sixty feet (160) to a twenty (20) foot Alley. Thence Eastward one hundred sixty (160) feet to the place of beginning.


It being part of the same lot Conrad MYERS and wife by their deed dated December 18, A. D. 1858 conveyed to Solomon BROWN; and the same part which Solomon BROWN and Anna Mary, his wife, by their deed bearing date April 1, 1863, sold and conveyed to John BARNITZ; and John BARNITZ and wife Mariah, by their deed bearing date March 25, 1867 sold and conveyed to William M. BASTRESS and Mary Jane BASTRESS, his wife, sold and conveyed by their deed dated December 4, 1867 to Hezekiah HAGERMAN and Margaret H. his wife, sold and conveyed to Elizabeth GITT, and which Elizabeth GITT, and Henry L. GITT, her husband, by their deed dated March 26, 1891, sold and conveyed to Frank M. MILLER and Prudence M. MILLER, his wife, parties hereto.

All of which by reference to said deeds herein in part recited, will more fully and at large appear.

And the said grantors do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said grantees, that they, the grantors, their heirs, executors, and administrators, shall and will generally warrant and forever defend the herein above described premises, with the hereditaments and appurtenances, unto the said grantees their heirs and assigns, against the said grantors and against every other person lawfully claiming or who shall hereafter claim the same or any part thereof.

In witness thereof, said grantors have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Joan
          Re: Diehl Family in Adams County   
Hello Karon,

I wonder if the info you're seeking would be available from a reference librarian at the Library of Congress or any of the other libraries listed on the WorldCat site as having a copy of this book (http://www.worldcat.org/title/diehl-deal-dill-dale-families-...).

From the snippets that can be seen by searching the book at https://books.google.com/, it seems that the only mention of a “Johann Peter Diehl” is on page 22, where ancestry in Germany is the headline topic, and the mentions of New Oxford are later in the book.

Best wishes for your search,
Lora

          Re: Picking / Bicking in Adams & York Cos.   
Judy, are you still researching this? Caspar Bicking arrived with his family from the German Palatinate in 1749. He married Catherina Britz, I believe in Zion Lutheran in Germantown (Philadelphia). They had at least one child, Johanes, and were recorded as living in Berks County in 1751 when Johanes was baptized. His brother John Frederick Bicking, the Revolutionary War paper maker and first of six generations of paper makers, is very well documented.
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          1/72-1/48 German Luftwaffe 1939-1945 Swastikas (Dry Transfer)   
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          1/72 Lozenge C. (German 5 colour printed fabric) Decals   
1/72 Lozenge C. (German 5 colour printed fabric) DecalsType: water-slide decals

How to apply water-slide decals:
1. Preparation: to achieve better result, a gloss or semi-gloss coat is very important. It will make a smooth layer which the decals will suction to and make it much easier to apply and set them.
2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softner is also recommended at this stage. After applying softner, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
8. When the decal is completely dry, give another coat of varnish or Klear/Future to seal it.

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          1/350 German U-Boat Type XXI Submarine   
1/350 German U-Boat Type XXI SubmarineThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

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1/350 German Tirpitz Detailing setThis set contains some relief etched parts, cranes, catapults, hanger doors. radars, aircraft parts, rails and more.

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Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 (GBP)
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          German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage   
Lawmakers supported the bill after Chancellor Angela Merkel softened her resistance to the issue a few days ago.
          Clinical Research Associate, CRA II – Senior CRA, Early phase/Phase 1, Top 3 CRO, Home based Germany, up to €65,000 P/A   
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          Senior CRA, International Mid-Sized CRO, Germany – Up to €72,000 P/A + Car, Bonus and Benefits – Reduced travel under 25%   
Salary: 60,000 - 80,000 (GBP)
Benefits: Up to €70,000 P/A + Car Allowance + Bonus & Benefits
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           Painting Stencils - 1/35 WWII German Tiger I Late Production sPz.Abt 504&510    
Painting Stencils - 1/35 WWII German Tiger I Late Production sPz.Abt 504&510Soft reusable stainless steel masks

How-to:
Preparing the masks: Masks should not be stretched during the application process as they are flexible and this could cause deformation. Remove the whole mask if necessary, and then apply again. Once placed on the model, the mask surface should be adjusted to the surface of the model by tracing all the indentations with a pointed wooden stick.
Painting method: Try not to apply two coats of color at the edges of a mask. Instead, apply one color prior to painting the proper camouflage, and apply the other color after the mask is back on. Otherwise, the coating in the areas encased by the mask may be too thick, and after removing the mask the edges of the lighter color may become visible.

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           Painting Stencils for 1/35 WWII German Turret Numbers & Letters - Medium    
Painting Stencils for 1/35 WWII German Turret Numbers & Letters - MediumWWII German Turret Numbers and Letters - Medium
Set is for medium and light tanks such as Panzerz IV, Panzer III, also some halftracks
For spaying numbers and letters with and without outlines
Soft reusable stainless steel masks

How-to:
Preparing the masks: Masks should not be stretched during the application process as they are flexible and this could cause deformation. Remove the whole mask if necessary, and then apply again. Once placed on the model, the mask surface should be adjusted to the surface of the model by tracing all the indentations with a pointed wooden stick.
Painting method: Try not to apply two coats of color at the edges of a mask. Instead, apply one color prior to painting the proper camouflage, and apply the other color after the mask is back on. Otherwise, the coating in the areas encased by the mask may be too thick, and after removing the mask the edges of the lighter color may become visible.

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          1/72 Fouga CM.170 Magister   
1/72 Fouga CM.170 MagisterThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

Scale: 1:72
Skill: 2
Flying Hours: 1
Number of Parts: 56
Dimensions (mm): L139 x W167

Designed and produced in France in 1956, the Magister became the world?s first jet powered basic trainer to enter military service. Made distinctive by its ?butterfly? tail unit it quickly gained widespread acceptance with orders coming from Belgium and Austria while licenced production also took place for the German, Finnish and Israeli Air Forces.

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          세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008   

세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008

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

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




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전결과

남자 엘리트 개인 로드 레이스

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

남자 엘리트 타임 트라이얼

9월 25일(목)43.70 km
선수명 국적 시간
  벨트・그라프슈   독일 52분 01초 60
2 스베인・타후트   캐나다 +42초 79
3 데이비드・자브린스키   아메리카 합중국 +52초 27
4 리바이・라이프하이마   아메리카 합중국 +1분 05초 42
5 그스타브・랄슨   스웨덴 +1분 05초 84
6 스테인・데보르델   벨기에 +1분 15초 41
7 토니・말틴   독일 +1분 16초 26
8 야네스・브라이코비치   슬로베니아 +1분 25초 16
9 데이비드・미러   영국 +1분 25초 26
10 실반・샤바넬   프랑스 +1분 25초 82
11 블라디미르・그세후   러시아 +1분 27초 13
12 마이클・로쟈스   오스트레일리아 +1분 33초 32
13 마르코・피놋티   이탈리아 +1분 34초 12
14 마누엘・쿠인트아트   이탈리아 +1분 36초 79
15 셀게이・곤챠르   우크라이나 +1분 38초 00
16 호세・이반・구티에레스   스페인 +1분 54초 63
17 마테이・유르코   슬로바키아 +1분 58초 00
18 바시리・키리엔카  
          1/72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1   
1/72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

Skill: 2
Flying Hours: 1
Number of Parts: 89
Dimensions (mm): L193 x W107

Developed in the 1960s as the first truly successful V/STOL combat aircraft, the Hawker Siddeley Harrier proved a revelation upon entering service in this, its earliest form, the GR.1. Despite a difficult development period, the Harrier GR.1 matured into an effective close air support machine.

Based predominantly in West Germany to face any potential Eastern Bloc threat, the Harrier force also saw some service in Belize, as well as various goodwill tours around the globe. While the GR.1 never saw any combat, the next version, the GR.3, proved the Harrier's reputation.

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          The Secret to Legs with Size, Strength, and Endurance   

There are countless leg workouts in magazines and books that promise big results. Many are good workouts, but the secret to continued progress is to keep your muscles from adapting, while building on what you have already done. What I mean by this is that mixing and matching great workouts just doesn't work very well. You do need to change your workouts frequently to keep your muscles growing, but if you don't plan properly, you could be wasting time.

When you plan your workouts properly, each workout builds on what you accomplished the workout before, so that you keep moving forward, instead of taking steps back each time you change workouts. A good example of this is how many Powerlifters have trained for decades. They begin a training cycle by using lighter weights for higher reps. The first week or two they might do 3 sets of 8 repetitions. The next couple of weeks might be 5 sets of 5 reps. Then they add weight and drop their reps each week until they are ready to test themselves for a single maximum repetition. This is usually done in a contest, with judges and strict rules. This works well if your goal is to lift as much as possible in one lift for one repetition.

In bodybuilding, the weight you use does not need to be as heavy. It is more important to use muscle tension and volume of training to stimulate the muscle to grow. A Bodybuilder might choose 4 different exercises for a muscle group and do 4 to 6 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions for each exercise. You won't build as much strength training like this, as you will training like a Powerlifter, but you should increase your muscle mass and improve your muscle shape and definition more.

A Triathlete has fantastic endurance, especially in their legs. They can swim, run and ride their bikes for hours on end, with great intensity! They do not have much muscle size, and most cannot lift much weight. They train so that they can move their bodies as fast and as far as possible, so great strength is not necessary, and size is counterproductive.

All of these sports have something in common. They train with a very specific goal in mind. To achieve the best possible results in these sports, they have to. This is even more obvious in the case of the Triathlete, than it is for Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. I believe that Bodybuilders and Powerlifters should cross train once in a while to break through their plateaus.

I have competed in Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman, and Highland Games, not to mention several mainstream sports. I trained differently for each of them, except for the Highland Games, which I just did for fun while I was training for Powerlifting. Out of all of those sports, I have been most successful at Strongman. One of the things I like the most about it, is that you have to be well rounded. Without enough strength, you don't stand a chance. If you are too small, you won't be able to move some of the implements. If you can lift a weight, but get tired too soon, you will be left in the dust. You also have to have unbelievable mental toughness and desire to be successful. I mean, let's face it, Strongman events hurt.

The point I am making is that, as a Strongman competitor, I need Size, Strength and Endurance. That is truer for the legs than for any other part of the body. This is also true for other sports that involve both quickness and power. Football, Baseball, Rugby, Soccer, and Sprinting all come to mind. To do that, I can't afford to focus on Strength only, like a Powerlifter. I can't spend my time building size for the sake of size either. I certainly can't spend hours running, swimming and biking if I want to have the power and size that I need. I believe that I have come across a good leg workout that helps me build Size, Strength and relative Endurance for my sport. I still do specific event training, but that is mostly for technique.

This workout involves doing just Squats for your legs, and doing it once a week only. The first two weeks you perform 10 sets of 10 repetitions with only one to two minutes rest between each set. The 10 sets of 10 routine is more commonly known as German Volume Training and it is BRUTAL. I only do this for two weeks, because I want strength as well. This training is excellent for improving your endurance and it will stimulate muscle growth as well. Be aware, that you will be very SORE for a few days after the first week. The second week, you should be able to add some weight to the bar and you won't be as sore. I won't go into details about nutrition here, but if you want to take advantage of the muscle growth potential of this workout, you had better eat enough protein and good quality food.

The following two weeks you squat for 8 sets of 8 repetitions. This is great for muscle growth because it is lower in both sets and reps than the first two weeks, so you can use more weight, but it is still a high volume of work to stimulate muscle mass increases. Just like the first two weeks, you should be able to add some weight to the second week of 8 sets of 8 reps.

Weeks 5 and 6 will be about going heavier and making the transition from training for size, to training for strength. The workout will be 5 sets of 5 reps of Squats. Now that we are going heavier, it is especially important to pay attention to proper form. Make sure to maintain an arch in your back and sit back and down into the squat rather than allow your knees to go out in front of your toes. I explain proper form for the Squat in more detail on my Powerlifting Squat page. You will want to do a couple of warm-up sets before you get to the first of your 5 heavy sets. If you haven't been wearing a lifting belt, it is time to start when you get to this part of the program. Just as in the other sections, you should be able to add at least a little weight on the second week (week 6) of this part.

The 7th and 8th week are true power training. The workout will be 3 heavy sets of 3 reps. Warm up and then get to it. Think pure power and get psyched up for each set. After these two weeks, you will have completed your 8-week cycle to increase the Size, Strength, and Endurance of your Legs. If you have done this in preparing for a Powerlifting contest, take another week to do 3 sets of 1 repetition, and then rest for at least 10 days before contest day. If you are not trying to peak for a strength contest, start over with the 10 sets of 10 and do it all over again. You should be stronger the second time through, and well on your way toward dramatic improvements in Size, Strength, and Endurance.

Good luck with your training, and make sure to save some money for some new pants with bigger legs!

By Aaron Anderton



          PSG : Pepe et Fabinho, les deux premières recrues parisiennes !   

PSG : Pepe et Fabinho, les deux premières recrues parisiennes !

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          1/72 German 75mm Gun Barrel for PaK 40 with Late Muzzle Brake   
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          PSG : Pierre Ménès écoeuré pour Thiago Motta, il accuse Henrique   

PSG : Pierre Ménès écoeuré pour Thiago Motta, il accuse Henrique

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          1/72 German 15cm SIG33 Gun Barrel   
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          PSG : Paris victime d'un incroyable concurrent pour Fabinho ?   

PSG : Paris victime d'un incroyable concurrent pour Fabinho ?

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          OM : La place de Germain ? Garcia attend la fin du mercato   

OM : La place de Germain ? Garcia attend la fin du mercato

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          Officiel : Accord PSG-Bordeaux pour le transfert de Sabaly   

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PSG : Coup de théâtre dans un dossier qui semblait réglé ?

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          High-tech dashboards signal big changes for auto parts suppliers   

Alexandra Schaefer, head of the SmartCore-Centre of Competence, and her colleague Hector Zarate of US automotive supplier Visteon working on a set-up to demonstrate their new SmartCore dashboard in Karlsruhe, Germany. Photo: Reuters

Peer at the instrument panel on your new car and you may find sleek digital gauges and multicoloured screens. But a glimpse behind the dashboard could reveal what US auto supplier Visteon Corp found: a mess. As automotive cockpits become crammed with ever more digital features such as navigation and entertainment systems, the electronics holding it all together have become a rat’s nest of components made by different parts makers. Now the race is on to clean up the clutter. Visteon is among a slew of suppliers aiming to make dashboard innards simpler, cheaper and lighter as the industry accelerates towards a so-called virtual cockpit – an all-digital dashboard that will help usher in the era of self-driving cars. What’s at stake is a piece of the $37 billion cockpit electronics market, estimated by research firm IHS Market to nearly double to $62 billion by 2022. Accounting firm PwC estimates that electronics could account for up to 20 per cent of a car’s value in the next two years, up from 13 per cent in 2015. Meanwhile, the number of suppliers for those components is likely to dwindle as automakers look to work with fewer companies capable of doing more, according to Mark...
          OM : Germain est fier d'avoir été poussé dehors par Mbappé   

OM : Germain est fier d'avoir été poussé dehors par Mbappé

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PSG : Un promu italien propose de relancer le flop hivernal

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          MotoGP Preview of the German GP   

From Assen to Sachsenring, 700 kilometers in 7 days. One of the shorter hauls between back-to-back races, but a tight schedule nonetheless. Sachsenring’s weird split paddock was full of tired looking faces on Thursday, as truck drivers and hospitality staff rushed to tear the entire paddock down in Drenthe, then […]

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          Germany legalises same-sex marriage   

Supporters take to the streets of Germany to celebrate Parliament's decision to legalise same-sex marriage, a move that brings the country's stance into line with France, Britain and Spain.


          Mad Mats Presents – Diggin Beyond The Crates   
Image: 1610637 Mad Mats presents his new comp Digging Beyond the Crates out on BBE.

Tracklistings:
2LP
A1 Johnny Moore - Big Big Boss
A2 Gappy Ranks - Sherriff (Murlo Remix)
A3 Ensemble Entendu - Jah I See You
A4 Cuthead – Badly
B1 Intimate Disco – Animations
B2 Psalms - Take A Stand
B3 Yvonne Gray - Keep The Music Alive
B4 Bobby Hebb - Evil Woman
C1 U-N-I (You And I) - Don’t Hold Back The Feeling (Key Trip Dub)
C2 BSTC - Jazz In Outer Space
D1 Deft - The Traveller
D2 Mode-M - Space Based

DJ, record label impresario and former Swedish champion b-boy, Mad Mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. As well as iconic underground imprints Raw Fusion and GAMM, Mad Mats is a partner in the highly regarded Local Talk label, making it highly probable that most of the world’s influential DJs have at least one of his discoveries in their record bags.
For his first compilation on BBE, Mats has put together a diverse selection of cuts, from reggae, hip hop and soul to boogie, electronica and house, reflecting his open-minded approach to DJing. “The compilation is very mixed, just like how I like to DJ...all freestyle. Yes, I play a lot of house clubs nowadays because of Local Talk, but at heart I've always been a so called "eclectic" selector. Most of these tracks are tunes I’ve played all over the years, sprinkled with some brand new discoveries.” Coming from a strictly vinyl background, when Mats embraced Serato around 2005, he carried his crate digger’s mentality with him. Believing firmly that digging should always about the discovery of great music regardless of the format, the concept of ‘Digging Beyond The Crates’ was born. Ranging far and wide in terms of genre and tempo, the album is tied together by one common factor, this is feel-good music made for dancing. “I'm just as hungry (probably even more so) to find my personal gems as I was back in the day, I just look for them with more variation. This album is dedicated to those select few individuals, just like myself: highly driven music lovers, collectors and DJs that truly are DIGGING BEYOND THE CRATES!”

For Fans of:
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          Customer Support Representative   
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MD-Germantown, Whisker Labs is seeking to hire a Program Manager that is interested in and familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT) space to join our expanding team. The Program Manager will report in to the Operations team and be based in Germantown, MD. The Whisker Lab Program Manager will be responsible for managing and supporting partner programs from time of proposal through program implementation. Respon
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          German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in landmark vote   
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament backed the legalization of same-sex marriage on Friday in a historic vote hailed by gay activists and leftist parties but criticized by some in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative bloc and by the Catholic Church.

          Goretzka double puts Germany into Confederations Cup final   

An experimental German line-up proves too strong for Mexico, with a double from Leon Goretzka setting up a 4-1 win in the Confederations Cup semi-final.


          Ninna Nanna, di Dario Germani e Enzo Russo   
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          Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media giants 24 hours to tear down hate speech   

Get used to hearing once again: 'We were only following orders'

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          Comment on Rhine Getaway with Viking River Cruises ~ Ports and Excursions by Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama   
Hi Dee - Almost all excursions are included in the price of your Viking Cruise. There are, however, a few additional "extension" excursions that you can add on. My husband and I had a blast at the Rudesheim am Rhein dinner excursion: https://travelmamas.com/rudesheim-am-rhein-germany-viking-river-cruises/. You can go on your own to the restaurant to save money but there may not be room at the restaurant for you and it really was fun to enjoy the meal and festivities with our fellow cruisers. Enjoy your Viking River Cruise!
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          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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          Research Report on Global Waterborne Paint Reconcile Market 2014   

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

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          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or so I thought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

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

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

"Yeah, same difference."

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

"You both have life insurance, right?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"You can go."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Ah! London!"



          Typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the FIFA World Cup.    
I don't really follow soccer*. So I don't know much about soccer. But I follow a lot of Indian soccer fans. I view them with mild amusement mixed with scientific curiosity. I study them. I try to find patterns in their bizarrely enthusiastic behavior. And I love doing pop-socio and pop-psych analysis of their behavior and their attitudes towards a game where India ranks even lower than countries smaller than my apartment building in Pune.

So I present here a typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the upcoming World Cup. The typology is arranged according to which country they support or bet on to lift the cup.

BRAZIL: This one is a no-brainer really, so let's get it out of the way. Everyone loves Brazil. It's a country that has won the cup the most often. They always have some of the best players, a style of play which is considered exciting, and wear really eye-catching yellow-and-green colors. So even someone with or without the most rudimentary knowledge of the game feels comfortable saying "Brazil of course!" when someone asks "Which team do you support?" It's like picking the Patriots at the beginning of the NFL season.

But it goes beyond just how good the team is on average (here comes the pop-socio and pop-psych). Brazil is "nice". Brazil is "safe". Other than soccer, what is Brazil associated with? Carnivals, pretty people, beaches, being part of the fashionable BRIC block, and again, carnivals. If countries were brands, Brazil would be like Linux - not really that relevant to your life but easy to love. It's the kind of country that if you visit as an Indian, you expect to love.

So might as well support them. Plus they are the hosts this time. Western media is being mean to them just like they were mean to India in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games. They have messy social inequality issues just like us. Yes, Brazil is safe to support.

BEST 2 EUROPEAN UNION TEAMS: At any given time, at least 2 of the 3 objectively best teams in the world are from the EU. So the self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" soccer fan from India will be telling anyone willing to listen that one of those two teams is SURE to win. One of the two is always ALWAYS Germany. And the other is some country whose economy Germany has bailed out or will be bailing out soon. Right now it's Spain. A decade ago, it was France. In between, Italy took a break from electing Caligula-esque Prime Ministers to occupy that spot.

So Germany and "Another EU country" are the best bets for Indian soccer pundits who want to set themselves apart from the bandwagon Brazil supporters and maintain a chance for gloating when the dust settles.

ARGENTINA: Ah, Argentina! The most bizarre underdog-favorite combinations in the history of sport. I say this because some of my friends who support Argentina are genuinely convinced that Argentina is THE best team, regardless of the FIFA rankings. These verbose justifications start with "Messi is...." and then meander into incomprehensibility. Other friends supporting Argentina are steadfast about the team's underdog tag. "I always support an underdog, yaar!"

The media helps in whipping up support for Argentina too, given that Argentina is to FIFA what Notre Dame is to college football in America. Every damn year when the college football starts, there will be pundits in the media saying "OH NOTRE DAME HAS A FINE FINE TEAM THIS YEAR!". Most years, they stay in the rankings for three weeks before dropping out. Once in a couple of decades, in the vein of a stopped clock being right twice a day, Notre Dame will indeed have a great season. And then the pundits preen. And Hollywood makes an atrociously weepy movie starring a hobbit. But I ramble.    

So it goes with Argentina. Call it the continuing halo effect of bad boy Maradona. Or maybe the current halo effect of some guy named Messi who's done diddly-squat in two World Cups, but apparently does great in domestic soccer matches in Europe.

HOLLAND: The Dutch team is for true-blue underdog supporters. Again, I don't know much about soccer. But from what I am told, this team has choked more times than the South African cricket team, the 1990s Buffalo Bills, and Ivan Lendl combined. Which makes them particularly alluring for people who just love supporting an underdog in the faint hope that they will be proven right. Last time, these fans were rewarded by having to wait as long as the finals to have their hearts broken.

But still, for these folks, it is HUP HOLLAND HUP. A friend of mine says that the bright orange jerseys appeal to the latent Hindutva tendencies in some Indian fans, but we'll put a pin in that for now.

ANOTHER EU TEAM: The previous four categories take care of 90% of Indian soccer fans. Which brings us to self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" fans of the game who don't like being lumped with the conventional wisdom. They need to cogently claim that a different underdog is actually going to take home the cup, but the heathen masses are too blinded by media tropes to see it. So they pick a team which is ranked somewhere from 4th to 8th in the FIFA rankings and which has a player they have watched in one of the domestic soccer leagues from Europe.

"Of course it'll be Portugal yaar! That Cristiano Ronaldo I tell you...."

For the last 3 World Cups, the top choice for these people has been Portugal, thanks to this Ronaldo fella. Never mind that he and his team have shown the poor judgment of associating themselves with the New York Jets to practice for the World Cup. That anyone can think that a guy who voluntarily decided to learn something from Rex Ryan has any chance of winning anything shows how little soccer fans know about real football. But I troll. And I digress.

When it's not Portugal, it is some other European country that yes, Germany will also have to bail out.  

ENGLAND: Don't ask me why. Seriously don't. I know very little about soccer but even I know enough to know that the chances of England winning the cup are only negligibly higher than an Indian winning the Olympic 100 meter gold. And yet a few Indians will be steadfast in their support of England.

One guy I knew used to base his support on the supposedly "under-appreciated talents" of David Beckham. This was before Beckham became known as the guy who sells underwear on giant hoardings in Times Square. These days, I suspect the support for England is driven by the fact that so many Indians spend so much money on low quality made-in-Bangladesh jerseys of teams from the EPL, that they feel obliged to go all the way.

But seriously Indian supporters of England soccer, what are the chances that an England cricket team will win an ICC title AND a notionally English guy will win the Wimbledon AND England will win the FIFA World Cup, all within 5 years?

USA: The only Indians who support the US are a) Indians who live in the US, and b) follow only cricket and/or American sports. Yes, this includes me, ok? The rest of the time, we are happy with our WillowTV subscription, our NFL fantasy football leagues, out March madness brackets, our opinions on LeBron and the Heat, our love or hate for the Yankees or the Red Sox. We look at MLS ads and go "lulz". We see European soccer matches on our cable guide menu and go "WTF?".

But then once every four years, this damn World Cup thing comes along. And everyone is talking about it. Not just CNN, who will usually talk about the most vapid things. So what do we do?

USA! USA! USA!

We google furiously to find out who our players are. We try to figure out what the hell "Group of Death" means. We practice our pronunciation of Klinsmann. And we set a countdown clock to the start of the NFL season.

* "SOCCER? IT'S FOOTBALL BRO!!!" you say? Read this.  

          German MPs celebrate legalisation of same-sex marriage with wedding cake    
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          Germany legalises same sex marriage   
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          Helmut Kohl coffin to be draped only in EU flag as world leaders gather to honour late German chancellor   
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          Events: openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017, Diversity Empowerment Summit North America, Technoshamanism in Aarhus, ELC Europe   
  • openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 Tokyo, Japan

    It is our great pleasure to announce that openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 will take place at the University of Electro Communications, Tokyo, Japan on October 21 and 22.

    openSUSE.Asia Summit is one of the great events for openSUSE community (i.e., both contributors, and users) in Asia. Those who usually communicate online can get together from all over the world, talk face to face, and have fun. Members of the community will share their most recent knowledge, experiences, and learn FLOSS technologies surrounding openSUSE.

    This event at Tokyo is the fourth in openSUSE.Asia Summit. Following the first Asia Summit in Beijing 2014, the Asia Summit has been held annually. The second summit was at Taipei in Taiwan, then in Yogyakarta in Indonesia last year. The past Asia Summits have had participants from China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Germany.

  • Program Announced for The Linux Foundation Diversity Empowerment Summit North America

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the program for the Diversity Empowerment Summit North America, taking place September 14 in Los Angeles, CA as part of Open Source Summit North America. The goal of the summit is to help promote and facilitate an increase in diversity, inclusion, empowerment and social innovation in the open source community, and to provide a venue for discussion and collaboration.

  • Technoshamanism in Aarhus – rethink ancestrality and technology
  • Last Chance to Submit Your Talk for Open Source Summit and ELC Europe

          TS128:Earthquakes, Tampons, St. Patrick's Day Parades, Lady Laws   
Irish-Jewish-Texan Erin Gibson and Syrian-German-Texan Bryan Safi just spent a week in their home state, and came back having tried the unimaginable - something called "Macaroni and Cheese" soup.  Bryan discusses for the first time why he's exactly like Guinness Beer (neither of them went to the St. Patrick's Day parade), and Erin looks at the most insane lady laws in America. And they both have a very enlightening about the Tampax Pearl.   They also went to SXSW, and refused to call it South By.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          Social media networks face $78 million fines for hateful posts in Germany   
The German parliament has approved a plan to fine social media networks up to €50 million euros (NZ$78 million) if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly, despite concerns the law could limit free expression.
          German parliament approves same-sex marriage after Merkel u-turn   
 
          Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin face high-stakes meeting in Germany   
Meeting face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump's "America First'' policy will be put to the test if he opts to confront Russia over intelligence that Moscow meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
          Start the mas...   

As we move into the month of July, just the seventh month of the year, it is safe to say that Carnival 2018 has started. The first mas band to launch its presentation for next year was Jus Wee and Friends and its unveiling was held last Sunday at 16 Newbury Extension, Glencoe. Next year Jus Wee and Friends, a past Band of the Year winner, will be playing Wee Taking Flight.

Wee Taking Flight will consist of 14 sections and among the band’s designers are Michel Huggins, Janelle Greaves, Devon Jerome, Marcus Gooding, Dominique Mitchell and Marion George. The band’s camp is at Newbury Hill Extension. Bandleader Annmarie Placide revealed that the band’s costumes are reasonably priced at $1,000-$2,750, and the band is all-inclusive.

She added that one of the band’s attractions on Carnival Monday is that live road music will be supplied by Pelham Goddard & Roots. Playing with Roots on Monday, DJ Mr Desmond will provide road music on the Tuesday.

Potpourri of arts this weekend

This weekend’s entertainment fun list actually begins at 6 pm this evening when Pan Trinbago holds an After Work Jam at bpTT Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain. Supplying live music will be Massy Trinidad All Stars, Fusion Steel, Pan Jammers, Sapophonics and DJ KC Klass is Klass.

 

Another Friday evening steelband jam also begins at 6 pm when Phase II Pan Groove with Hadco opens up its yard at Hamilton Street, Woodbrook for Friday Night Live—band arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe says it will be “an odyssey of pan.” Aside from Phase II and lots of food and drink, there will also be entertainment by Martin Cain & Road Block Steel Orchestra, featuring Deja and DeJan Cain.

This evening also sees the eagerly awaited opening of Uppa Level Club at Cascadia Hotel, 67 Ariapita Road, St Ann’s, by Elegant Promotions. Wall-to-wall music can be expected all night by H2O Phlo, Kevon Cartar, Oscar B, plus old school Uper Level DJ Darryl, and his partners in crime DJs Richard Simply Smooth, Scoobie and Billy J.

Kaiso Blues Cafe is also on tonight with its Passing Thorugh Jazz Cuatro Concert, featuring Jeanine Ruiz, Kennth Clarke, Michel Germain, Raul Landaeta and more, from 9 pm.

 

At the theatre

Not to be left out tonight there’s much theatre in a big way with Kingdom Arts & Performances staging Reba, Rachel, Ria...Their Story at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, at 7.30 pm; RJ Productions, in collaboration with Urban Jungle Entertainment, by overwhelming public demand, staging Eileen & Me at Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Woodbrook, at 8.30 pm; and Raymond Choo Kong Productions premiering Choose Your Partner Wisely, at CLR James Auditorium, Cipriani College, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, Valsayn, at 8 pm.

RS/RR is premiering Man Callaloo, starring Nikki Crosby, Richard Ragoobarsingh, Debra Boucaud Mason, Sunny Bling and Aaron Schneider, tomorrow, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain, at 8.30 pm. The show will be repeated on Sunday evening at 6.30 pm, at the same venue.

Tomorrow’s action continues when St Ann’s RC Church stages its Tea Oneness Style Tea & Concert at Lions Civic Centre, Fitz Blackman Drive, Port-of-Spain, from 3 pm. Wall-to-wall entertainment will be by David Bereaux, Errol Fabien, Jason “Fridge” Seecheran, Wendy Sheppard, Krystal Khayne, Stephen Marcelle, Frenz in Muzik and more.

There’s also the Sangeet Opera, at Central Bank Auditorium, Lower St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, featuring Neval Chatelal and John Thomas, at 7.30 pm.

 

Dance events

Dance is also on the weekend’s agenda with Abeo Jackson’s farewell performance – Dance Fuh Yuh Life – being staged at The Big Black Box, Murray Street, Woodbrook, at 8 pm, and Malick Folk Performing Company and OrigiNation Cultural Arts Centre of Boston premiering Just The Two Of Us II, at La Joya Auditorium, EMR, St Joseph at the same time. Both events are billed for tomorrow.

 

Pan in Diego Martin and Tacarigua

Tomorrow also sees Panatics Steel Orchestra celebrating its 30th anniversary by staging Pan Jamboree at the Waterwheel Compound, Diego Martin, at 7 pm. Steelbands to perform include Phase II Pan Groove in association with HADCO, CAL Invaders, Ice Water Pan Ensemble, Sapophonics Steel Orchestra and host band Panatics Steel Orchestra.

One of this weekend’s big shows takes place on Sunday evening in the east at Rush Sports Bar & Night Club, located on the Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua. On a show themed Live in Love & Music, crackshot pan musician Kern Summerville and musicians he has selected will be performing. Summerville’s band will include Kyle Peters (guitar); Kevin Fraser (keyboards); BJ Saunders (bass); Gerion Williams (drum); Jamie Ghany (alto saxophone); Nicholas Jones (tenor saxophone); and Barry Homer (trumpet).

Guest performers for Live in Love & Music are vocalists Marisa Diaz and Kay Alleyne, violinist Anna Clair Roberts, guitarist Kashiff Wilson, Spoken Word artiste Askala George and Keishon Jack.

 

Riddim in the north

Action galore is promised on Sunday night, from 8 pm, at Howdy Dan’s Restaurant, located in MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain, as LA Records launches its RIIbirth Riddim. Artistes on the label billed to perform are Crazy, Fireball, Jamelody, King David, Blessed Messenger, Tobago’s Kervern Carter, Marley Palmer, Jah Disciple, Jaron Nurse, Zion Nurse, Zion Starr, Brittany Gonzales, Dre Star, Frankie Dan and Linelle Hamilton.

 

In memory of Brigo

Across the seas, calypso is also holding centre stage tomorrow as the children of the late Brigo will celebrate his birthday in a special way in New Jersey, USA. The children are being joined by Brigo’s Cultural Theatre Roots & Branches to hold a free show and fair from noon.

Brigo’s daughter Janeel Keisha Abraham said this week: “Our mission is to protect the legacy of passion my father had for calypso as well as to celebrate the numerous young artistes he helped nurture. We are celebrating the life he lived and the lessons and values he taught us.

“Beside lots of music and BBQ on sale, we will also be giving food and clothing to the poor. We are determined to keep my father’s music and legacy alive here in North America, in T&T, and across the Caribbean.”

 

A deed deserving of mention

Full kudos are well deserved by the past and current student body and staff of Presentation College (San Fernando) for going above and beyond to assist the needy. In four short days they raised approximately $50,000 in cash and supplies for those adversely affected by Tropical Storm Bret.

A spokesman for the group told Pulse this week: “We have acquired mattresses, pillows, mops, brooms, flashlights, disinfectants, canned goods, rice, flour, legumes, snacks, water, tarpaulins, garbage bags, new and clean used clothing (folded and sorted by gender and size), disposable diapers and sanitary napkins.

“These items will be given to people living in the Siparia and Penal/Debe regions and we will be guided by their regional corps as to who receives supplies.”

Also assisting the less fortunate were the delegates ion this year’s Miss TT World Pageant. On Friday, at the Tea Party, Talent and Top Model Competition, auctioned a bottle of champagne for $8,600 and donated the proceeds to the San Fernando City Corporation for distribution to the flood victims.

 

Party for a cause

Come July 8, a fund-raising party for stroke victim Wendy Hector will be held at All Out Sports Bar, Queen’s Park Oval, Woodbrook. In addition to some foot-stomping DJ music, there will be a live performance by The Malcontents, Chris Mouttet, Richard Law, Gary Hector, Stuart “Fowl” Abraham, Paul Amar and Phil Hill.

This is a dress up/costume party and guests are invited to don the Hippy, funky and groovy styles of the 60’s and 70’s.

Tickets cost $150 advanced and $200 at the door and they are limited tickets and already going like hot bread.

There will be drinks specials all night long door prizes for the Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Hippy.


          IMA 2015-061 = wampenite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E., Mrorsko, M., Alvaro, M., Kasatkin, A.V. (2017): Wampenite, C18H16, a new organic mineral from the fossil conifer locality at Wampen, Bavaria, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 511-515.

Abstract:
Wampenite, C18H16, is a new organic mineral from the fossil wood (conifer) locality at Wampen, Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria, Germany. It is monoclinic, space group P21/a, with a = 6.7331(19), b = 8.689(3), c = 23.709(7) Å, β = 90.118(6)°, V = 1387.0(7)Å3 and Z = 4. Its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, which revealed that the molecular structure comprises an aromatic phenanthrene moiety with an axial methyl group at one end and a disordered propen-2-yl (methylvinyl) terminal group at the other. High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) confirmed the molecular formula C18H16 and the IR spectrum is consistent with the molecular structure found.
          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
          Volkswagen to make pWLAN standard in 2019   
Starting with 2019, the German automaker is going to fit most of its models with standard pWLAN technology, which should enable better communication between its vehicles. The technology is “an additional communication technology for the exchange of selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers.” This means […]
           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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On my second (and last) full day in Faro, I took the first ferry to Ilha Deserta (or Ilha da Barretta, whichever you want to call it) and spent the most of the day on the island. It was magnificent. Just so beautiful, and so deserted. As I took the first ferry, there were literally only a handful of people on the whole island. Which is great if you want to be where the people aren't. (Haha.) The beach was lovely, the nature was lovely, the weather was lovely, everything was lovely. It was magnificent and made me a very content explorer. Ilha Deserta also hosts the southernmost point of continental Portugal, but reaching this point was quite anti-climatic as, honestly, the "monument" looked mostly like a pile of rubbish to me. It's cool and all to have been to the southernmost point of Portugal, but experiencing the island as a whole felt much more meaningful and I just loved walking round the whole island. After my island adventures, and a quick walk around a part of the city I'd not been yet, my airbnb host offered to drive me to Vilamoura for a little visit. (I had the best airbnb host and she had the cutest dog.) I liked visiting Vilamoura for a couple of hours, but was glad to be back in Faro after it. Vilamoura is so touristy and even in April was full of British and German holiday-goers. Which I'm not saying is a bad thing, but it's not for me. I spent my evening chilling on the balcony, looking at Faro and lamenting the fact that I had gotten quite lobstery. I'm not sunburnt anymore, but still have questionable tan lines from carrying a rucksack for a good portion of the day. I only had time for Ilha Deserta, but I'd love to go back and see what all the other islands have to offer. When in Faro, taking the ferry or a boat tour in the lagoon and the island(s) is one of those things you really should do. Ilha Deserta was definitely one of my favourites from my whole Algarve trip!

If you've not seen it yet, my first day in Faro can be read here.
          Wimbledon 2017: Full Draw Results, List of Seedings and Brackets   

Defending champion Andy Murray could face Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year ahead of a potential semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal, while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are on the other side of the draw. 

Record's Jose Morgado tweeted the full draw, which can also be found at Wimbledon's official website:

 Angelique Kerber could have a tough time this year after drawing 2015 finalist Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round, ahead of a potential clash with Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals.

The tournament's official Twitter account shared the projected men's quarter-finals:

Murray has a mixed route to the final, per The Times' Stuart Fraser:

He could face Dustin Brown in Round 2the same stage Brown knocked Nadal out in two years agowhile likely third-round clash Fabio Fognini has an even 3-3 head-to-head record against the Scot.

World No. 15 Lucas Pouille or the mercurial Nick Kyrgios may await in Round 4 before three extremely difficult tests.

Wawrinka knocked Murray out of this year's French Open, while Nadal won the tournament for the 10th time by beating the Swiss star in the final.

His rivals might also face some tricky contests along the way, though, with Federer opening against Alexandr Dolgopolov and Marin Cilic doing the same against PhilippKohlschreiber.

Meanwhile, Nadal and Djokovic will need to avoid potential banana skins in Round 3, as they're lined up to face Karen Khachanov and Juan Martin del Potro, respectively.

Wimbledon also shared the women's projected quarter-final clashes:

With reigning champion Serena Williams absent because of her pregnancy, 2016 runner-up and world No. 1 Kerber has taken her place in the draw, but the German does not have the ideal platform to bounce back from her shock first-round exit at Roland Garros.

Sports journalist Reem Abulleil shared her potential route to the final:

Likely third-round opponent Lucie Safarova has won two of their three past meetings, while Muguruza has won their last four matches together. Kuznetsova also has an edge in their head-to-head, and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska will be a tricky opponent for anyone.

There are plenty of exciting opening clashes in the women's draw, too:

Sixth seed and local favourite Johanna Konta will get the chance to avenge her first-round exit in Paris at the hands of Su-Wei Hsieh, as she faces her once again in the opening round.

The draw has thrown up plenty of thrilling ties for both the men and the women this year, so the next fortnight promises to be yet another memorable edition of the sport's most prestigious Grand Slam.

Read more Tennis news on BleacherReport.com


          dog lover   

Hania loves dogs so much that she gets excited when, like last night, she stands in a checkout line at Publix behind a man in a K-9 T-shirt. Before he departed we learned that the Broward Sheriff's office has 60 dogs of various types, including bloodhound and Vizsla. This man's dog was a German Shepherd.

"How old is he?" Hania asked.

"Seven and a half. He's in his prime. Like me."

 


          Comment on Study concludes augmented reality technology under development at BMW will improve driver attention by Juliana   
The BMW engineers are relying on the German Tier 1 suppliers to deliver small form factor, wide Field of View, augmented reality HUD. Very intelligent fellows at BMW obviously. The leader in developing the *exquisitely* arcane, delicate hardware and middleware needed to provide those big FoV with a small package is actually a small California company, currently deep in pre-production with various large Japanese car makers. The Germans have been reluctant to empower their California R&D teams to work directly with us, although they've all been very appreciative. Sadly, it's looking like BMW will not be first to market with what they call "Contact Analog" HUD. That honor is likely to go to one of our huge Japanese customers, who took the risk to engage a small company early in its development. Sometimes, the small team builds the "better mouse trap" as it were. Love your blog. Smart analysis, lay-reader friendly but also quite expert.
          Comment on Swedes save more lives with policy of keeping kids in rear-facing car seats for longer by Tom   
Road safety education is a big (understated) problem in Germany. They have no patience at all and don't know how to deal with (race)bikes on roads. Not to speak about old people who clearly should not be on roads anymore. But the biggest problem is safety distance at high speeds. It's sheer irresponsible and incredible how most drivers driving > 150 km/h behave, leaving maybe 3m distance when being blocked by a slower car which is overtaking. What do you expect with such a big car lobby, leaving roads unsave for the "sake of economy".
          What on earth is the reason for all this discussio...   
What on earth is the reason for all this discussion about the opposition procedure in Germany?

"Appeals against decisions in opposition procedures can be lodged at the Federal Patent Court"
https://www.dpma.de/english/patent/procedures/index.html

Assuming that the BPatG meets constitutional requirements in Germany, that's the end of the matter, isn't it?
          @Silence: The fate of the suspended BoA member is ...   
@Silence:
The fate of the suspended BoA member is only inderectly known. He's still suspended. His contract has not been renewed, like his colleagues contracts.
He's on a disciplinary measure, without disciplinary procedure.
Guess how ATILO will find that?
But the contract has ended, and ATILO will be okay with the job loss.

I sincerely hope his mental health survives, because how the AC treats _their_ employee is mind-bogging.

Mr. Ernst is a lawyer, he should know better how to treat employees with a contract, even difficult employees.
I hope once he's officially in charge, he'll have a good look at the case, and find a way out. This case is extremely disgraceful for all concerned, especially EPO management and the AC.
But, seeing how the new Codexchanges were waved through ("to get it off the table"), and DE voting in favour (only four abstentions: NL, IT, IE, LI), I fear the constitutional court in Germany will finally say a word about a lack of independence and power abuse inside the EPO, and a lack of supervision...

This whole situation is like a fight: too many people are watching and waiting for someone else to step in.


The one advantage with FR and DE voting in favour is, that if their nationals get fired, tehy might have a chance with national courts and get a job in the national administration due to gross violation of their countries' law by the delegate, and the duty of care springing forth from this case. And if someone wins against their state, guess how the delegates will react next AC meeting?
          Germany Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, Angela Merkel Says Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman   

Germany Parliament has said "Ja" to same-sex marriage in a snap vote. The bill passed 393 to 226, with the German vice-chancellor, Angela Merkel voting against the bill, however, more than 70 conservative bloc members of Merkel vote in favour of the bill.

    

   Volker Beck of the Green party, who is also an open gay person celebrated the new bill on his lasy day in parliament.

Explaining while she voted No on the bill, Angela Merkel said that she understood marriage to be an institution between a man and a woman, however, she said she believes the new bill will help promote "more social peace."

Merkel also said that she has come to the conclusion that same-sex couple should be able to adopt children, which is something the new bill legalizes.

Volker Beck of the Green party, who also had been a strong voice in approving same-sex marriage called the vote "a success for democracy."

80% of Germans are in support of allowing homosexuals couples to marry and adopt children.

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          Lorenzo: “Tenemos que intentar entrar en la Q2”   
Al balear le gustó el nuevo asfalto del trazado germano, que "ofrece mucho agarre tanto en mojado como en seco"
          Dovizioso: "El nuevo asfalto es estupendo"   
Se llevó el mejor registro del día, mostrando su potencial con el asfalto germano en condiciones de seco
           "Sachsenring es otra historia”    
El reasfaltado, la más que probable lluvia y la igualdad del campeonato convierten en imprevisible el desarrollo del #GermanGP
          Rins: "Sachsenring es una buena pista para mí"   
El piloto de Suzuki, totalmente recuperado físicamente, quiere seguir mejorando sus sensaciones en el pilotaje durante #GermanGP
          Smaïl Bouabdellah « Pepe, je pense que le PSG n’a pas de raison de s’en priver »   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Pepe, défenseur de 34 ans laissé libre par le Real Madrid, est annoncé très proche du Paris Saint-Germain. Une piste qui ravit certains, alors que des supporters et « spécialistes » sont sceptiques. Lors d’une interview que Smaïl Bouabdellah nous a accordé […]
          Pierre Ménès critique déjà Antero Henrique, qui « fout sa merde »   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Le feuilleton de la prolongation de contrat de Thiago Motta, milieu de terrain du Paris Saint-Germain, n’en finit plus d’être riche en rebondissements. Alors qu’en début de semaine, on était dans l’incertitude, jeudi soir les voyants étaient au vert et […]
          Ronaldo conseille à Marco Verratti d’aller au Barça, pour qui il serait « parfait »   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici C’est l’un des feuilletons de cet été au Paris Saint-Germain et aussi dans toute la planète football : D’après les rumeurs, Marco Verratti penserait à rejoindre le FC Barcelone, qui est fan du milieu italien. Ronaldo, ancien buteur légendaire brésilien qui […]
          Mercato – Un nouveau mastodonte sur Seri   
Il a alimenté les rumeurs mercato de mastodontes européens comme le FC Barcelone, l’AS Roma ou le Paris Saint-Germain… Pourtant, Jean-Michaël Seri est toujours un joueur de l’OGC Nice. Le club azuréen réclame 40 millions d’euros pour son milieu de terrain, ce qui a considérablement freiné les ardeurs de ses prétendants. Pourtant, une quatrième […]
          Mercato – Arsenal s’ajoute à la concurrence pour Seri et pourrait s’imposer   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici En début de mercato, Jean-Michael Seri était annoncé dans une grande lutte entre le Paris Saint-Germain, le FC Barcelone et l’AS Rome. Mais c’est finalement Arsenal qui pourrait recruter le milieu de 25 ans de l’OGC Nice. C’est du moins […]
          【アンジュルムかっさー】笠原桃奈応援スレ Part51【愛しく苦しいこのももにゃ】 (thread.length)   
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神奈川県
特技
ダンス(バレエ暦9年)、アクロバット
趣味
ダンス
好きな音楽ジャンル
クラシック
好きなスポーツ
バレエ
座右の銘
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【アンジュルムかっさー】笠原桃奈応援スレ Part50【愛しく苦しいこのももにゃ】
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          Verratti a confirmé son retour à l’entraînement au PSG comme prévu, d’après Mundo Deportivo   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Depuis plusieurs jours, la presse catalane ne s’accroche plus qu’à un dernier petit espoir dans le dossier Marco Verratti. Les journaux affirmaient que le milieu de 24 ans pourrait boycotter la reprise de l’entraînement prévue avec le Paris Saint-Germain pour […]
          Verratti sera bien présent à la reprise de l’entrainement (Mundo Deportivo)   
Cet article vous est proposé par notre partenaire Canal Supporter Auteur : Antoine Grasland Dans Mercato, PSG News 30 juin 2017 Marco Verratti aurait fait part de son intention de rejoindre le FC Barcelone cet été, mais le Paris Saint-Germain ne l’entend pas de cette oreille en déclarant […]
          Mercato – Le PSG discuterait pour Berchiche, la Real Sociedad veut 30 millions d’euros   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Depuis le début du mercato, de nombreux noms ont été évoqués du côté du Paris Saint-Germain pour remplacer l’arrière gauche Scherrer Maxwell (35 ans et fin de contrat). Dont celui de Yuri Berchiche (27 ans). Mais le Mundo Deportivo fait savoir ce […]
          Giuly : « Je ne sais pas si le PSG permettra à Verratti de partir »   
Cet article vous est proposé par notre partenaire Canal Supporter Auteur : Antoine Grasland Dans Mercato, PSG News 30 juin 2017 Antero Henrique ne manque pas de travail depuis son arrivée au Paris Saint-Germain. Le nouveau directeur sportif doit gérer les possibles arrivées lors de ce mercato estival […]
          Mercato – Fabinho et Pepe annoncés proches de signer au PSG !   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Pour le moment, le mercato du Paris Saint-Germain est particulièrement calme. Mais les choses pourraient s’emballer prochainement. D’après Infosport+, Fabinho (milieu de 23 ans de l’AS Monaco) et Pepe (défenseur de 34 ans laissé libre par le Real Madrid) ont « trouvé un […]
          Sabaly « Je cherchais une certaine stabilité…parfois, dans une carrière il faut faire certains choix »   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Youssouf Sabaly, arrière droit de 24 ans formé au Paris Saint-Germain, a signé aujourd’hui chez les Girondins de Bordeaux, où il était prêté sur la saison 2016-2017. Sauf qu’il s’agit cette fois d’un transfert définitif. Face à la presse, il […]
          Et si Thiago Silva redevenait le vrai « Monstro » du PSG ?   
Cet article vous est proposé par notre partenaire Canal Supporter S’il a souvent été désigné comme l’un des meilleurs au monde à son poste, Silva a aussi été la cible de toutes les critiques visant le Paris Saint-Germain la saison passée. Et s’il était temps de renouer avec son rang ? La saison 2016-2017 est […]
          Mercato – L’AC Milan et l’agent de Donnarumma feront le point lundi, selon la Gazzetta   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Depuis que l’AC Milan a annoncé le refus de prolonger son contrat de Gianluigi Donnarumma, les rumeurs ont été nombreuses. Le gardien de 18 ans a notamment été annoncé dans le viseur du Real Madrid et du Paris Saint-Germain. Sans […]
          Officiel – Bordeaux présente Sabaly à la presse   
Ce vendredi midi, au Château du Haillan, les Girondins de Bordeaux ont officiellement présenté à la presse Youssouf Sabaly et Alexandre Mendy. Les deux joueurs porteront donc bel et bien le maillot au scapulaire la saison prochaine. Le premier nommé (24 ans) évolue au poste de latéral droit et débarque en provenance du Paris Saint-Germain. […]
          Mercato – Alexis Sanchez annonce que sa décision est prise, mais qu’il ne peut pas encore la dire   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Alexis Sanchez, attaquant de 28 ans à qui il ne reste plus qu’un an de contrat à Arsenal, a été annoncé dans le viseur de plusieurs grands clubs européens ces dernières semaines. Notamment le Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City et le […]
          Thiago Motta serait vexé et ne voudrait pas parler au PSG pour le moment, selon Le Parisien   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici C’est sans doute le dernier possible pour que le Paris Saint-Germain et Thiago Motta trouvent un accord pour une prolongation de contrat. Mais il se pourrait bien, après de multiples rebondissements, que le milieu de 34 ans décide de ne […]
          Comment on Starhawk Pelleted Organic by sandi_macintosh@hotmail.com   
Low and slow germination with this. Less than half the seeds sprouted. Maybe birds or worms got them? Other pelletted lettuce seeds grew very well, but these disappointed me. However,the plants that have come up are robust, and glowing green with health.
          Media Recruitment: Managing Director & Group Account Director - GERMANY - Big Brands/Politics   
dependant on experience : Media Recruitment: One of Europe's leading independent PR and advertising agencies, with over 80 branches across five continents, is now looking for a Managing Direct... Berlin (DE)
          Comment on Cardinale Organic by sandi_macintosh@hotmail.com   
This lettuce is growing deliciously beautiful, large, crispy, colourful leaves - and what appears to be perfect germination!
          Esposo de fiscal venezolana denuncia agresiones del régimen contra la funcionaria   
Germán Ferrer, también diputado de la Asamblea Nacional, dijo que el orden constitucional en su país está roto.
          Mercato – Pepe sur le point signer au PSG selon ESPN !   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Pepe, défenseur de 34 ans laissé libre par le Real Madrid, a été annoncé dans le viseur de plusieurs clubs européens. C’est finalement au Paris Saint-Germain que l’international portugais devrait signer. C’est ce qu’affirme ESPN ce matin. Cela fait plusieurs […]
          Ligue 1 – Lors d’une présentation de recrue, Aulas fait de l’humour sur le PSG   
Cet article vous est proposé par le site PARISFANS.fr, tous les articles du site ici Hier, Ferland Mendy a signé à l’Olympique Lyonnais. Le président rhodanien Jean-Michel Aulas était donc en conférence de presse pour présenter l’arrière gauche de 22 ans venant du Havre. L’occasion pour lui d’envoyer un pique « humoristique » au Paris Saint-Germain. [embedded […]
          Tamera Mowry   

birthday : 1978-07-06
nick : Thing 2
birthname : Tamera Darvette Mowry
sign : Cancer
hometown : Gelhausen, West Germany

Introduction

Tamera Mowry is a clone of her sister, Tia Mowry. She was created as a part of the WB's now defunct genetics division which ended in the late 1970s.

Life Story

See: Tia Mowry

Just kidding! Not really, but if you're too lazy to click, here goes...

Tamera was born in Gelhausen, West Germany. Her parents are Darlene Flowers, who managed her children's careers and also worked as a security guard, and Timothy Mowry, who was in the armed services and later became a police officer in California.Her mother is African American and her father is Italian-American; the two met in high school in Miami and both joined the military. She is older than her twin sister, Tia, (by two minutes), brother Tavior Mowry and brother Tahj Mowry, who starred in television's "Smart Guy." Her family is "close-knit" and "deeply religious", as ...

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          German parliament backs same-sex marriage   
Members of the Bundestag in Berlin voted 393 for legalising “marriage for everybody” and 226 against, with four abstentions.
          Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn - Salt Lake Tribune   
Berlin • German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, but paved the way for its passage by allowing members of her conservative party to vote according to their conscience. Lawmakers voted 393-226 to legalize “marriage for everybody,” with four abstentions. Underlining the delicate political tightrope that Merkel walked, the “n...
          German Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage - NPR News   
The legislation was backed by 393 lawmakers, while 226 voted against and four abstained. Same-sex couples in Germany were previously permitted to form civil unions but they were not allowed to marry.
          Bergenia – Perennial Plant, How to grow   
How to grow Bergenia (ber-gen-i-a) Named for Karl August von Bergen, 1704-60, German botanist (Saxifragaceae). These hardy perennial herbaceous plants with large evergreen leaves were at one time called megasea, and were at another time included with the saxifrages. The flowers which come in early spring are showy in white, pink or red-purple, borne in large heads on long stems. […]
          Grooved Skulls Discovered at Göbekli Tepe   
BERLIN, GERMANY—At a 12,000-year-old temple in southeastern Turkey, researchers have discovered parts of human skulls stripped of flesh and carved with deep grooves, according to a report from Science Magazine. The temple, known as Göbekli Tepe, is well-known for its structures and carved reliefs, which predate the development of agriculture. Starting in the mid-1990s, researchers discovered tens of thousands of animal bones at the site, with around 700 fragments of human bone mixed in. More than half of the human bone fragments analyzed so far have been parts of skulls. A detailed study of three of these skull fragments found that their flesh had been removed and grooves carved from front to back. One fragment also had a hole drilled in it. “The carvings consist of many deep cuts—somebody clearly did it intentionally,” said Julia Gresky of the German Archaeological Institute. The site’s stone artwork includes depictions of heads that are missing or lopped off, and the heads of some stone statues appear to have been intentionally removed. To read in-depth about Göbekli Tepe, go to “The World's First Temple.”
          Oxfam warns that modern day land rush is forcing thousands into greater poverty   

Oxfam calls for British company to investigate the forced eviction of more than 20,000 Ugandans to make way for its plantations

Oxfam today launches a major new report highlighting the growing pace of land deals brokered around the world, often to the peril of poor communities who lose their homes and livelihoods – sometimes violently – with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal.

In the report Land and Power, the international agency reveals preliminary research indicating as many as 227 million hectares have been sold, leased or licensed in large-scale land deals since 2001, mostly by international investors. Lack of transparency and the secrecy that surrounds land deals makes it difficult to get exact figures but to date up to 1,100 of these deals amounting to 67 million hectares have been cross checked. Half of these deals are in Africa, and cover an area nearly the size of Germany. (1)

Oxfam warns this modern day land rush follows a drive to produce enough food for people overseas, meet damaging biofuels targets or speculate on land to make an easy profit. However, many of the deals are in fact ‘land grabs’ where the rights and needs of the people living on the land are ignored, leaving them homeless and without land to grow enough food to eat and make a living.

This is likely to get worse as the increasing demand for food, the gathering pace of climate change, water scarcity and non-food crops like biofuels compete for land. Already, nearly three billion people live in areas where demand for water outstrips supply.

Land grabs: devastating vulnerable communities

Oxfam International’s Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs said: “The unprecedented pace of land deals and the increased competition for land is leaving many of the world’s poorest people worse off. In the scramble for more land, investors are ignoring the people who currently live on the land and depend on it to survive.”

Oxfam’s report profiles the devastating effect land grabs in Uganda, South Sudan, Indonesia, Honduras and Guatemala are having on vulnerable communities. The report is part of Oxfam’s GROW campaign which aims to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat. Women, who produce up to 80 per cent of food in some poor countries, are usually most vulnerable as they have weaker land rights.

In Uganda, Oxfam’s research indicates that at least 22,500 people have lost their homes and land to make way for a British timber company, the New Forests Company. Many evictees told Oxfam how they were forcibly removed and have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school. There were court orders in force which named the company but eye-witnesses say that company workers took part in some of the evictions anyway. NFC denies that it was involved in any evictions. (2)

Evicted without consultation or compensation

Christine, a farmer in her mid 40s, who lived in Kiboga district before the Uganda land grab said: “All our plantations were cut down – we lost the banana and cassava. We lost everything we had. The company’s casual laborers would attack us – they beat and threatened people. Even now they won’t let us back in to look for the things we left behind. I was threatened – they told me they were going to beat me if we didn’t leave.”

Hobbs said: “The Uganda case clearly shows how land grabs are slipping through the net of existing safeguards which are intended to ensure the protection of vulnerable people. Thousands of people are suffering because they have been evicted without meaningful consultation or compensation.

“The New Forests Company describes itself as an ethical company, adhering to international standards. It needs to investigate these claims urgently. It’s not acceptable for companies to blame governments. They must respect the needs and rights of poor communities affected by their investment.”

Prioritize existing land use rights

Oxfam is calling for investors, governments and international organizations to prioritize putting a stop to land grabbing by fixing the current policies and regulations which all too often fail to ensure that, when investors negotiate deals, local people are consulted, treated fairly, and that all relevant international standards are respected. These include the World Bank's International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards.

Governments should avoid pandering to investors’ wishes, and prioritize existing land use rights – not just where legal land title or formal ownership rights are held. Governments should recognize that women have equal rights over land and ensure that all agricultural investments benefit local communities who rely on the land to survive. While governments and companies get their house in order to stop future land grabbing, there is an urgent need to remedy the damage done by existing land grabs, including in the case of the Uganda international investment.

Flawed biofuels policies

Perverse incentives such as the flawed biofuels targets, like the EU’s target of obtaining 10 per cent of transport fuels from renewable sources by 2020, should be scrapped to curb the rush on land to meet biofuel demand.

Meanwhile, the UN’s Committee on Food Security in Rome could take an important first step when it meets in Rome next month, by adopting credible pro-poor, pro-women guidelines on land tenure.

Hobbs said: “Land investment should be good news for people in poverty but the frenetic scramble for land risks putting development in reverse. We need urgent global action so that local people with relatively little do not lose everything for the benefit of a few, and to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat.”

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I was threatened – they told me they were going to beat me if we didn’t leave.
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Farmer from Kiboga district, Uganda
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  1. This data is compiled by the Land Matrix Partnership, a coalition of academic, research and non-governmental organisations. The 227 million figure is based on information on land deals over 200 hectares from a whole range of different sources including government reports, academic research, company websites, media reports and the few contracts that are available. The coalition is currently cross checking the records of land deals it has identified.  It is calling for increased transparency among companies and governments so that the true scale of the problem can be accurately understood.
    The Land Matrix Partnership includes the International Land Coalition, the universities of Bern and Hamburg, the French research institute CIRAD, the German agency for technical cooperation, GIZ and Oxfam.
  2. The evictions took place between 2006 and 2010. One High Court order was granted on 24 August 2009 and remained valid until 18 March 2010. The other was granted on 19 June 2009 and remained in force until 2 October 2009. Both were to restrain evictions by the company.
    The New Forests Company stated that the majority of local residents had no legal right to the land, that they had left peacefully and that the process was the sole responsibility of the Ugandan National Forestry Authority.  It told Oxfam that it had brought jobs and amenities to local communities and that its activities had been approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council and International Finance Corporation.

Useful figures:

  • The global economy, which is expected to triple in size by 2050, will demand ever more scarce natural and agricultural resources
  • Palm oil has become the world’s most consumed edible oil and can be found in up to half of all packaged food and hygiene products. Production is expected to double by 2050, increasing the land area under cultivation worldwide by 24 million hectares – six times the size of the Netherlands
  • In Guatemala, eight per cent of farmers account for 78 per cent of the land in production. Of the smallholders who control the remaining land, just eight per cent are women.

Oxfam’s GROW campaign is calling for global action to fix a broken food system where 925 million people already go hungry every day. This could get worse in the face of dwindling natural resources, like land, the gathering pace of climate change and increasing food price volatility. Find out how we can help prevent this from getting worse at www.oxfam.org/grow

Contact information: 

Tricia O'Rourke, tricia.orourke@oxfaminternational.org, +44 1865 339157 or +44 7876 397915

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          TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN   
TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN Brazilian developed turn-based tactical RPG joins growing global line-up UK – 30th June 2017 – Award-winning international games label and veteran games developer Team17 has today announced its first partnership in South America with Brazil-based independent developers Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design to publish Sword Legacy: Omen, a challenging turn-based tactical RPG with a dark, cartoon-inspired aesthetic. Sword Legacy: Omen is set in the candlepunk realm of Broken Britannia, a once-thriving kingdom full of alchemical and technological advances now fragmented by intrigue and deceit. As the vengeful knight, Uther, and his misfit band of companions, players will embark on a thrilling journey to locate the long-lost Excalibur. In this bloody, brutal take on the Arthurian legend, players will explore rich environments, experience a riveting storyline and survive intense turn-based tactical combat to define the fate of Britannia. The partnership with Firecast and Fableware marks Team17’s first venture into the Brazilian games development scene. Debbie Bestwick, MBE, Team17’s CEO said, “Our label aims to work with the best independent creators around the world, help them build new IP and aim for sustainability. We’ve stepped up our international side significantly this year with recently announced partners in North America, Germany and Sweden. It’s a pleasure to welcome Firecast and Fableware to our ever growing family of partners as our first Brazilian team. There’s so much local talent being showcased at BIG Festival this week, we’re very excited to be working together with both teams. Sword Legacy: Omen is a high quality turn-based tactical game created by two very talented teams that brings another different angle to our diverse games label.” Bruno Lanzarotti, Executive Director, Firecast Studio added, “The partnership between Team17, Firecast Studio and Fableware is very promising and shows the world the quality of Brazilian games. We are very happy to have such an established and respected British company supporting our vision of the Arthurian legends! All this makes us very excited and gives us confidence that Sword Legacy: Omen will have the strength to stand out not only in Brazil, but also internationally. With this partnership, we believe we are doing something great, important, that brings us pride in representing Brazilian games development and showcasing the quality and creativity we can bring to gamers worldwide.” Arthur Protasio, Creative Director, Fableware Narrative Design said, “Partnering with Team17 feels like a pupil being acknowledged by the master. Not only are we long time Worms fans, but we also keep a close eye on the great games published by the label. That’s why when the Brazilian Game Developers Program and the Goethe Institut invited me to Quo Vadis in Berlin, I knew it was THE opportunity to pitch to Team17’s Debbie Bestwick. Just as Fableware teamed up with Firecast and together began a unique co-production, we believe Team17 is a most valuable addition to this endeavour. With each company excelling at their expertise, we have high hopes for the final product and can now proudly say we’ve joined this experienced indie family.” Sword Legacy: Omen will launch on PC in 2017. About Team17 Digital Ltd Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info. About Firecast Studio Founded in 2014, Firecast Studio is an independent developer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil About Fableware Narrative Design Founded in 2015, Fableware Narrative Design is an independent storytelling studio based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, specialized in writing and developing content for multiple platforms and transmedia projects, such as Emmy nominated TV Shows, animations, and awarded video games. Sword Legacy: Omen © 2017. Developed by Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design. Published by Team17 Digital Ltd. Team17 is a trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.
          START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY   
START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY  Celebrate the Miniature Multiplayer Mayhem Larkspur, Calif. – June 30th, 2017 – Codemasters and Deep Silver have today unleashed miniature multiplayer mayhem on the gaming world with the release of Micro Machines World Series on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and PC via Steam. To celebrate the launch and showcase the fun and carnage you’ll be experiencing in Micro Machines World Series. The iconic series makes a triumphant return with a mixture of fan-favorite and all-new content that will delight players of all ages. Classic game modes Race and Elimination are complimented by an all-new Battle mode, which ramps up the carnage to the highest end of the miniature scale. Supporting up to 12 players for online multiplayer and one to four players locally, Micro Machines World Series gives you 12 amazing customizable vehicles to race and battle across 25 classic locations including the kitchen table, garden, workshop and game room. With spy cars, hovercrafts, dump trucks, tanks and more, Micro Machines World Series lets you equip a unique loadout and collect a range of crazy NERF power ups and collectibles such as blasters, mines, hammers and bombs to get the best of your opponents. Micro Machines World Series combines gaming nostalgia with incredible visuals and endless party replayability, making it a hit for players old and new. Follow updates from the Micro Machines studio on Facebook (www.facebook.com/codemasters.) # # # ABOUT CODEMASTERS: Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 30 year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. The company is fully controlled by Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL). For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters. ABOUT DEEP SILVER: Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit http://www.deepsilver.com/. ABOUT HASBRO: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews). MICRO MACHINES, NERF and all related names are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. All copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are being used under license. Developed and published by Codemasters. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. 
          ‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS   
‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS Demo Now Available on All Platforms Larkspur, Calif. – June 29th, 2017 – Deep Silver and System 3, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving video game publisher, today announced Constructor, a reimagining of the legendary title first released in 1997, will be releasing digitally and physically in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, on July 25th, 2017. The embodiment of “construction meets corruption,” Constructor empowers the player as a budding property tycoon on a mission to build a successful city. This doesn’t just involve the speedy building of homes and businesses, however; players must negotiate the tangled web of Undesirables, a motley collection of reprobates that can be used against them – and by them, against others. Murder, arson, extortion, and sabotage are all tools at your disposal in this ultimate fight for power. Gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can sample the delights of Constructor in a free demo available now on the PlayStation® Network and Xbox Live, allowing a full playthrough of the 40-minute tutorial, followed by 12 minutes of uninterrupted fun in the single-player mode of this cult British classic, with unlimited replays available. PlayStation 4 Demo: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/constructor-demo/cid=UP2047-CUSA08578_00-CONSTRUPS4USDEMO Retail edition exclusively at GameStop: http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/constructor-only-at-gamestop/149579 About System 3 Formed in 1982 by Mark Cale, System 3 is recognised as one of the founding pioneers of the gaming industry and as a name synonymous with producing original genre defining gaming concepts year on year. From early 8-bit Commodore 64 and the Sinclair Spectrum machines, through the days of 16-bit Commodore Amiga and Atari ST formats right up to and beyond the phenomenal Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox console boom, the company has brought a unique gaming style to new formats as and when they enter the market. System 3 stands proud as the last surviving British Independent Publisher from those grass roots years. System 3 produces games for the key hardware platforms including; Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows®-based personal computers and smart phones. 2017 marks System 3′s 35th anniversary. About Deep Silver Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.
          COMPLETE SEASON OF THE LION’S SONG TO LAUNCH JULY 13, 2017 ON STEAM (PC & MAC) AND MOBILE   
COMPLETE SEASON OF THE LION’S SONG TO LAUNCH JULY 13, 2017 ON STEAM (PC & MAC) AND MOBILE The Award-Winning Adventure Series Makes its Highly Anticipated Debut on iOS, Android & Mac Vienna, Austria – June 29, 2017 – Austrian indie developer Mipumi Games has given fans of sepia colors and narrative adventure games a reason to rejoice today, announcing that the full release of their episodic series The Lion’s Song will launch on July 13, 2017. The launch will include the fourth and final Episode 4 – Closure coming to PC via Steam, along with all episodes debuting on iOS & Android as well as Mac. The Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game series about creativity and its demons while being steeped in early 20th century history. With each of the first three episodes taking a closer look at fictional Austrian artists or scientists each blessed with an exceptional creative mind, the season’s finale Episode 4 – Closure will take players on a mysterious train journey that connects the storylines of all previous episodes. What stories will the four strangers on that train share along the way, and where will their journey end? Emotions will run high as players make connections with each character, and work to navigate and experience their lives in different ways with different outcomes. The Season Pass for The Lion’s Song containing all four episodes is now available on Steam for $9.99 / £8.99 / €9.99. Alternatively on Steam, Episode 1 – Silence is available for free and the other episodes can be purchased separately for $3.99 / £3.49 / €3.99 each. On iOS and Android The Lion’s Song will be released as a premium title containing all four episodes for $4.99 / £4.99 / €5.49. For more information, visit The Lion’s Song on Steam or the official website and follow the game on Facebook and Twitter. About The Lion’s Song The Lion’s Song is an episodic adventure game created by Vienna-based independent developer Mipumi Games. The Lion’s Song is steeped in early 20th century history and focusses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. In 2016 the game was awarded with the German Developer Award for Indie Game of the Year and in 2017 it received an Honourable Mention from IGF in the category Excellence in Narrative. Originally created as a Ludum Dare project in 2014, The Lion’s Song features a striking art direction and a unique setting.  The fourth and final Episode 4 – Closure is coming to PC via Steam, along with all episodes debuting on iOS & Android as well as Mac on July 13, 2017. To find out more about The Lion’s Song please visit lionssonggame.com.                                                  About Mi’pu’mi Games Mipumi Games is a Vienna-based independent game development company run by veteran developers with 10+ years industry experience at Rockstar and Ubisoft. The small specialist team collaborates with established AAA productions including the Hitman franchise and Anno. Now Mipumi is working on its first independent title: The Lion’s Song, an episodic adventure game set in early 20th century Austria. To find out more about Mipumi go to www.mipumi.com.
          Apple Buys German Startup That Will Make Its AR Unstoppable   
“The smartphone is for everyone, we don’t have to think the iPhone is about a...
          You Won’t Believe Who Owns This Pig Farm   

You Won’t Believe Who Owns This Pig Farm

PETA Germany exposes the abuse of pigs by the very people who are supposed to protect them.

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          Acoustic Alchemy - Roseland (2011) [HDtracks]   

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Artist: Acoustic Alchemy
Title: Roseland
Year Of Release: 2011
Label: Naim
Genre: Smooth Jazz / Contemporary Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz]
Total Time: 55:58
Total Size: 1,27 GB
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The trademark innovation and optimism of three-time Grammy nominee's, Acoustic Alchemy,can be heard in abundance on their latest studio album Roseland containing a plethora of guitar styles and grooves.

2011 marked the 30th anniversary of Acoustic Alchemy; it was back in 1981 that Simon James and the late Nick Webb, Acoustic Alchemy's original co-leaders, started working together. These days, Acoustic Alchemy have two different co-leaders: Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale. But even though James left in the mid-'80s and Webb died in 1998, the basic idea for the group has remained: two acoustic guitarists up front playing a light, unassuming mixture of jazz and pop. Of course, there is a difference between light and lightweight, and Acoustic Alchemy have recorded their share of lightweight background fluff over the years. But they have also had their more creative moments; thankfully, it turns out that Roseland is more than an exercise in fluff for the sake of fluff. In fact, much of this 2011 release is decent. "Right Place, Wrong Time" is easily the album's most edgy offering; the tune borders on straight-ahead post-bop and is even somewhat Chick Corea-ish. Most of Roseland, however, is in the smooth jazz vein, but on the more memorable smooth jazz tracks, the Carmichael/Gilderdale version of Acoustic Alchemy reminds us that not all pop-jazz is created equal. The album's more substantial smooth jazz offerings include "One for Shorty" (which is both bluesy and poppy at the same time), the Middle Eastern-flavored "State of the Arc," and the funky "Swamp Top." Meanwhile, "Sand on Her Toes" is a pleasant tune with a bossa nova-ish ambience, and the use of a reggae beat serves Acoustic Alchemy well on "The Ebor Sound System." Roseland also has its throwaway tracks, but it would be a mistake to think of Roseland as strictly a mindless fluff album that panders to smooth jazz radio 100-percent of the time. Although Roseland is slightly uneven, there are more substantial moments than throwaway moments on this 55-minute disc.

Tracklist:
01 - Marrakesh
02 - One For Shorty
03 - Templemeads
04 - Marcus
05 - The Ebor Soundsystem
06 - State of the Ark
07 - Swamp Top
08 - Sand on Her Toes
09 - Roseland
10 - World Stage
11 - Stealing Hearts
12 - Right Place, Wrong Time
13 - A Kinder Loving
Produced by Greg Carmichael & Miles Gilderdale.
Recorded at 9 Miles High Studios, York, England. Engineering by Miles Gilderdale.
All songs mixed at Hansa Haus Studios, Bonn, Germany by Klaus Genuit (in 24bit 96kHz native).
except tracks 1, 2 & 5 mixed at Higher Ground Studios, London, UK, by Richard Bull (in 24bit 48kHz upscaled).
Mastered by John Astley at Closer To The Edge Mastering.
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          Death of a political giant   

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher waving to well-wishers as Helmut Kohl (left) looks on. Photo: Reuters

Political life is a paradox. Politicians seek to achieve results in the short run because electoral success depends on this. However, they are often concerned about how ‘history’ will ‘judge’ them. The nature of their work binds them to act in the present, yet, they often see themselves in a historical time continuum. The late former chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, understood the significance of ‘history’ in the life of a politician. He was born in 1930 to a conservative Roman Catholic family in the town of Ludwigshafen on the bank of the River Rhine in the Palatinate. The Palatinate was once at the centre of the Holy Roman Empire while the Rhine is the river which both unites and divides, serving as both a transportation link and a natural border between nations and states. Living in such historical crossroads undoubtedly shaped Kohl’s worldview. His life was bound to both the history and the modern development of the Palatinate. His doctoral dissertation in history focused on political developments in the Palatinate after 1945. His first significant political role was that of regional minister-president between 1969 and 1976. Life for the Kohl family was challenging. His...
          Distribution of Proposed Tax Cuts under BCRA   
If you were wondering who exactly gets the bulk of the tax cuts, here is the answer, from the Tax Policy Center: This is germane to the question of benefit cost analysis (BCA). Rick Stryker says BCA is essential when putting into context the cumulative 26,500 excess deaths over the next ten years associated with […]
          Alemania se quedó con el Europeo sub 21 con triunfo ante España   
El cuadro germano se impuso por la cuenta mínima en Polonia.
          Bayern Munich rescató el humilde origen de Arturo Vidal   
El cuadro germano destacó sus inicios en el fútbol y su pasión por la hípica.
          Separating the ‘extra’ from the terrestrial; Presentations by alien skeptics help open 2017 UFO Festival; Malone argues German research behind 1947 event   
“It’s a lot to think about” and “I am not convinced either way yet” were a couple of the comments made by the dozens who turned out Thursday morning for the first talk in the Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Theory Conference at the Roswell Mall. Guy Malone launched the speaker series that continues through […]
          Mexico earns valuable Gold Cup experience with win over Ghana   

The Gold Cup is coming up in a week and national teams are preparing for it. On Wednesday night, the Mexican National team played against Ghana in Houston. Yes, you read that right! A Mexican national team played on Wednesday night in Texas while another Mexican national team was preparing to face Germany in a [...]

The post Mexico earns valuable Gold Cup experience with win over Ghana appeared first on Prost Amerika.


           Mitchell Weiser earns Germany Under-21s Euro 2017 glory    
The Hertha Berlin winger´s 40th-minute winner secured a deserved 1-0 victory in Friday´s final in Krakow.
          Türkiye Plaj Korfbol Şampiyonası Muğla’da başladı   
Türkiye Üniversiteler Plaj Korfbol Şampiyonası, Muğla’nın Ortaca ilçesinde başladı.Türkiye Üniversite Sporları Federasyonu (TÜSF) tarafından, Muğla Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İl Müdürlüğünün desteği ile Sarıgerme Çevre Eğitim...
          Inledande förlust i Nordisk Flick   

F16-landslaget föll i öppningsmatchen av Nordisk Flickturnering med 0-1 mot Frankrike på Raatin Stadion i Uleåborg. I en tät och tuff dust kom segermålet på tilläggstid av den första halvleken. Sverige stod upp bra och kämpade in i slutet.
- Vi gör allt och försöker. Det här var en riktig utmaning på högsta nivå och nu är vi verkligen igång, säger förbundskapten Katarina "Cancan" Olsson, nöjd med det mesta utom resultatet.


           Germany shock favourites Spain to win Euro Under-21 title    
KRAKOW, Poland, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany stunned title favourites Spain 1-0 with a looping first-half header from Mitchell Weiser to win the European...
           Germany wins European U21 title with 1-0 win over Spain    
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) - Midfielder Mitchell Weiser scored the winning goal as Germany beat high-scoring Spain 1-0 to win the Under-21 European Championship on...
          Nursery Wall Art - Animals in the Wood Wall Stickers - Nursery Wall Decals for Kids Vinyl Decals - PLFR010L by evgieNev   

100.00 USD

Cute Forest Scene Removable Sticker is made using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Included FREE test decal.

Whole Visual (approx): 97"w x 83"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 1 Tree
* 1 Branch
* 1 Fox
* 2 Squirrels
* 2 Birds
* Birdhouse
* Leaves & Acorns
* Mushrooms

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to choose change colors.
****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Bears Wall Decals - Nursery Wall Decals, Baby Nursery Decal and Baby Nursery Wall Sticker - PLTBRS060 - CHECK OUR SUMMER Deals!!! by evgieNev   

125.00 USD

Inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh this decal set features six cute bears claiming and sitting on birch trees and sleeping on the branch. Removable Sticker is made using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Included FREE test decal.

More Teddy Bears Designs:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/266666950
https://www.etsy.com/listing/237105472
https://www.etsy.com/listing/225477396
https://www.etsy.com/listing/209936590
https://www.etsy.com/listing/225478126

Whole Visual (approx): 174"w x 100"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 7 Trees
* 6 Teddy Bears
* 2 Bows (pick you favorite color)
* 6 Nests
* Large & Small Leaves

Colors Shown:

OPTION A
White
Lime Tree Green
Light Brown
Brown
Brilliant Blue (you can pick Bubble Gum Pink for a girl or any of your favorite color from our palette)

OPTION B

Beige
Celadon
Nut Brown
Brown
Brilliant Blue (you can pick Bubble Gum Pink for a girl or any of your favorite color from our palette

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 4 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

If you'd to change certain object to other color but not the other objects that come in that color - there is a small set up fee.

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If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation, you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
******************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Nursery Wall Decals - Delicate Woodland Animal Wall Decals - PLDW020L by evgieNev   

95.00 USD

Fun removable wall decal for nursery handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Can bring a vibrant energy and add your personal touch into your room - 13 ELEMENTS INCLUDED plus free test decal.

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Check other NURSERY WALL DECALS here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev?section_id=8055283
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~WHAT’S INCLUDED~

Trees - White/Light blue
Leaves - Light grey
Clouds - White
Owls and Deer - Black
Fox and Squirrel - White
Raccoon - Light grey
Butterflies - Light blue
Daisies - White/Light blue
Mushrooms - White



****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.


~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Nursery Wall Stickers with Elephants - Giraffes, Lion, Birds and Monkeys on the Tree with - PLMG050 by evgieNev   

170.00 USD

Design your Baby Nursery Room, hallway, classroom, gym or reading corner with large bright all favorite Nursery Wall Stickers with Elephants, sleeping lion, giraffe and birds: 146"w x 90"h. Comes with test decal. Removable. Just peel and stick! Free test decal is included.

Whole Visual (approx): 146"w x 90"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 5 Monkeys
* 1 Giraffe
* Sleeping Lion
* Elephant
* Baby Elephant
* 1 Tree
* 2 Branches
* Large & Small Leaves
* Grass Stalks
* Clouds
* Sun
* 2 Birds

Colors Shown:
OPTION A:
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Light Brown
Powder Blue
Lime Tree Green
Green
Red

Colors Shown:
OPTION B (Girl):
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Dark Red
Bubble Gum
White
Lime Tree Green
Olive

OPTION C (Boy):
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Orange
Powder Blue
White
Lime Tree Green
Olive

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR for your Nursery Wall Stickers
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 7 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

If you'd like to change only one certain object to another color but not the other objects that come in that color - there is a small set up fee.

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          "The Future of Violence," with Ben Wittes   
Streaming Audio

With the proliferation of data and technology, new threats to national security are coming, Benjamin Wittes explains in a talk about his book, "The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones – Confronting a New Age of Threat." A senior fellow in governance studies at the Brook


          Dinosaurs Wall Decals - Family by the Lake Scene Wall Decals - PLDN010 by evgieNev   

120.00 USD

Dinosaurs Wall Decals is this removable sticker handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Quick update and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! FREE testing decal is included.

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Find full collection of Nursery Wall Decals here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev?section_id=8055283&view_type=gallery
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Whole Visual (approx): 109"w x 76"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* Family of Diplodocuses
* 1 T-rex
* 1 Triceratop
* 2 Pterodactyls
* 2 Trees
* 1 Branch
* 1 Snake
* 1 Bat
* 2 Prehistoric flowers
* 1 lake
* 2 clouds
* 2 mountains

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to change up to 2 colors for this design.

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Deer Silhouette Wall Mural - In the Forest Wall Decals with Woodpecker - Removable Sticker by evgieNev   

80.00 USD

This Removable Sticker Wild Life Silhouette is handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touches to room or hallway. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Comes with Free test decal.

Whole Visual (approx): 100"w x 96"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* Tree with leaves
* Deer
* Woodpecker

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev

All artwork is original.
© 2011 Evgie. All rights reserved.


          Large Fairy Wall Decal - Fairy Tree with Flowers, Stars with Matching Growth Chart Wall Sticker - PLFT020 by evgieNev   

175.00 USD

Design your room, hallway, classroom, gym, reading corner with large bright Fairy Wall Decal with Fairies, Flowers and Stars - 5ft growth chart! Measures: 150"w x 80"h. Elements come separately and can be install as on the picture or adjust to your wall width.
Comes with test decal. Removable. FREE test decal is included.

Whole Visual (approx): 150"w x 80"h
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Check similar WALL DECALS in here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/79534168
https://www.etsy.com/listing/79534122
https://www.etsy.com/listing/130215230
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~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 1 Tree
* 2 Branches
* 1 Rock
* 4 Faries
* 2 Clouds
* Large & Small Leaves
* Large & Small Flowers
* Stars
* Butterflies
* Growth Chart (US or METRIC)
* Custom Name

Colors Shown:
OPTION A:
White
Beige
Golden Yellow
Lip Stick
Geyser Blue
Lavender
Lime Tree Green

OPTION B :
Brown
Beige
Golden Yellow
Lip Stick
Geyser Blue
Lavender
Lime Tree Green

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 6 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

If you'd like to change only one certain object to another color but not the other objects that come in that color - there is a small set up fee.

******************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation, you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture or Option A.
******************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, combination of monkey, elephant and dog. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Boys Wall Decals - Stars Wall Stickers - Nursery Space Wall Stickers with Kids Astronauts - PLOS070 by evgieNev   

150.00 USD

Design your room, hallway, classroom, gym, reading corner with large bright Stars and Spaceship Wall Decals theme, constellations and cute astronauts collecting stars - 5ft growth chart! Measures: 162"w x 78"h. Comes with test decal. Removable. Just peel and stick! Free test decal is included.

Elements come separately and can be install as on the picture or adjust to your wall height.
We include lots of three size dots, so you can install kids favorite constellation - we suggest two: Big Dipper & Orion, see if you can spot them.

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~

* Spaceship
* Flying Saucer
* 3 SpaceKids
* 2 Aliens
* 4 Planets
* 3 Asteroids
* 5ft Growth Chart (pls let us know if you'd like metric scale)
* Ladder, Bucket and Net
* Stars, & Path

Colors Shown:
OPTION A (Blue Wall):

Golden Yellow
Persimmon
Red
Brown
Celadon
Powder Blue
White

OPTION B (Brown Wall):
Golden Yellow
Persimmon
Red
Lavender
Celadon
Powder Blue
White

OPTION C (Green Wall):
Lime Tree Green
Dark Red
Brilliant Blue
Geyser blue
Yellow
Orange

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Color changes are available at no additional charge and you can choose up to 7 colors from our color chart. Please remember to choose ONE single color FOR ONE another single color. For example, all elements in ORANGE to the same elements in TEAL.

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture: Option A.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev

Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Monkeys Wall Stickers - Giraffe with Monkeys Wall Decals - PLSF020L by evgieNev   

90.00 USD

Giraffe with Monkeys Wall Decals is Removable Nursery Sticker is handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy!

Whole Visual (approx): 130"w x 75"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 3 Monkeys
* 1 Giraffe
* 1 Tree
* 2 Flowers
* 1 Branch

~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to choose colors

~INSTANT SHIPPING~
This item will be shipped during 24-48 h after payment is cleared

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.


~EXTRA~
• Our vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! Will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!
• We can offer FREE test decal for you to practice on and EASY Step-by-step detailed instructions!
• We can adjust the decal size larger or smaller and add additional colors. Contact us for pricing!
• We also can do custom design requests. If you have an idea in mind of a custom design, contact us!

LOVE, INSPIRE and ENCOURAGE your loved ones to be great!

SEE MORE OF OUR DESIGNS at http://www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev


Looking for something different but haven't found it yet? Having your own idea in mind and craving to see it on your wall? Drop us a line with your questions, feedback, or just to say hello.
Thanks for visiting!

evgieNev


          Monkeys Wall Decal, Nursery Wall Decal, Baby Nursery Decals, Jungle Wall Decal, Kids Wall Decals, Girls Wall Decal, Boys Wall decal PLSF020L by evgieNev   

90.00 USD

This Monkeys Wall Decals from our collection of Baby Nursery Decals and Jungle Wall Decals is handmade using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Perfect to decorate and add your personal touch to any space, switch themes in child's room. Just peel and stick, it's so easy!

Whole Visual (approx): 130"w x 75"h

~WHAT’S INCLUDED~
* 3 Monkeys
* 1 Giraffe
* 1 Tree
* Flowers
* 1 Branch


~CHOOSE YOUR COLOR~
Please refer to the color chart to change up to 2 colors for this design

~INSTANT SHIPPING~
This item will be shipped during 24-48 h after payment is cleared

****************************************************************************************
If you didn't request any customization or let us know your color choice and orientation,
you will receive the default item displayed in the first picture.
****************************************************************************************

~100% SATISFACTION
If it turns you don't love your decal you may ship it back and we will re-fund your money, just send us convo and read our policies for more information

~ FREEBIES
With every order you get 3 FREE CUTE MINIATURE COPIES of our decals, your choice of monkeys, elephants or dogs or combination. You may put it on mirrors, glasses, your laptop or just hand it to your friends and relatives as it makes a great small gift.

~EXTRA~
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           French, German and Italian ministers to meet on Sunday over migrant help    
PARIS, June 30 (Reuters) - The interior ministers of France, Germany and Italy will meet in Paris on Sunday to discuss ways to help Italy, which has been...
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           Cycling-Sprint king Cavendish says would be happy with one stage win    
DUESSELDORF, Germany, June 30 (Reuters) - Briton Mark Cavendish says he will need some luck if he is to edge closer to Eddy Merckx's all-time stage wins...
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£40000 per annum + Benefits: On Target Recruitment: The Company: * Our client is a privately held company headquartered in Finland. They operate in nine European countries, the United States, Japan, and China. In addition to Finland, Our client has manufacturing operations in Issum, Germany. * £70 million Preston
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           Knorr-Bremse to pursue takeover without Haldex backing    
STOCKHOLM/MUNICH, June 30 (Reuters) - German car parts maker Knorr-Bremse said on Friday it would continue its pursuit of Haldex, despite the Swedish...
           Germany gears up to defend against possible G20 cyber attacks    
By Andrea Shalal and Thorsten SeverinBERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany is girding itself for possible cyber attacks on next week's G20 summit in Hamburg,...
           Cycling-Quintana says needs to be more daring to win Tour de France    
By Martyn HermanDUESSELDORF, Germany, June 30 (Reuters) - Colombian Nairo Quintana says he will be have to be adopt a more "daring" approach if he is to win...
          Porsche 911 GT2 RS Delivers 700 Horsepower Knockout Punch, 211 MPH Top Speed   
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Delivers 700 Horsepower Knockout Punch, 211 MPH Top Speed Porsche is no stranger to rip-roarious supercars; just look at the German marque’s 918 Spyder, which pumps out a combined 887 horsepower and a staggering 944 lb-ft of torque courtesy of its hybrid powertrain. On a slightly more “sane” level, there’s the 997 911 GT2 RS, which launched in 2011 with 612 horsepower and a top speed of 205 mph. Porsche
           Cycling-Contador hopes all-for-the-Tour approach will pay off    
By Julien PretotDUESSELDORF, Germany, June 30 (Reuters) - The sight of Alberto Contador sitting up during the climbs on the Criterium du Dauphine was a...
          Selection Of Stainless Steel For Surgical Instruments   
Introduction

Stainless steel for surgical & dental instruments which are commonly used have been given under in grade tables related Austentic, Ferritic and Martensitic types of steels.You will find useful information in comparison of different grades.
These table are intended to relate former BS, En, German and Swedish grade designations to the current EN steel numbers, AISI grades (‘grades’ in (brackets) are not a true AISI grades) and UNS (Unified Numbering System) numbers. The table is based on the ‘Wrought’ ie long products (bars etc), flat products (plates etc) steel numbers published in En 10088 and related standards. Castings products use different compositions and so have their own steel numbers in EN 10283. The related castings grades in both EN 10283 and BS 3100 are included in the table.

Applications

Grades AISI 410 / 420 Types and are used extensively for dental and surgical instruments. They offer moderate corrosion resistance in comparison to other types of stainless steel (eg austenitic and duplex grades).They is used for applications where cutting edges, wear resistance and strength are required. A good combination of corrosion resistance and a range of mechanical strength via heat treatment can be expected from these grades.
Long  service lives should be expected from martensitic  stainless steel dental and surgical instruments, properly manufactured and subjected to appropriate cleaning procedures. For example, dental extraction forceps usually have an average service life of 15 years. There are some examples where such instruments have given 30 years service life. Other more delicate instruments and those with cutting edges may be expected to have a much shorter service lives, but they should not be expected to suffer corrosion damage.

Application Of Stainless-Steel Grades In different Types Of Surgical Instruments

Knives               302, 303, 420, 440

Osteotomes       410, 440

Reamers            410, 630

Rongeurs           410, 420

Scalpels             420, 440

Scissors             410, 420

Dissectors          410, 416, 420

Noncutting

Cannulae, Needle Vents                302, 303, 304

Forceps                                        302, 303, 304, 410

Retractors                                     302, 303, 304, 410, 416, 420, 431, 440

Specula                                         302, 303, 304, 316

Spreaders                                     302, 303, 304, 410, 416, 440

Clamps                                         303, 304, 410, 416, 420

Drills                                             303, 440

Handles                                        303, 304

Hammers, Mallets, Rulers,
Screws, Tunnelers                        303

Punches                                       303, 410, 416, 420

Skin Hooks                                 303, 410, 416, 420

Suction Tubes                              303, 304

Probes, Tongs                             303, 440

Holders                                       304, 410

Clip Applicators, Dilators            410

Elevators                                    410, 420

Burrs                                         420F

Orthopedic Instruments              430

Needles                                     420

Table 1, Types Of Stainless Steel Used For Medical Instruments
           Biggest weekly jump in German bond yields since 2015    
By Dhara RanasingheLONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's benchmark bond yield recorded its biggest weekly jump since December 2015 on Friday as investors...
           German foreign minister welcomes Trump-Putin meeting at G20    
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's foreign minister welcomed on Friday the prospect of a meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents on the sidelines of next week's...
           Germany denies report US threatening to stop regulation cooperation    
BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - The German government on Friday denied a media report which said the United States had signalled it could discontinue...
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           VW's French unit reported false delivery figures for years - Spiegel    
BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's French division reported inaccurate delivery figures to German headquarters for years to make its performance look...
           The Latest: Germany says US, Russia must work together    
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Donald Trump's plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):11:40 a.m.Germany's foreign minister is...
           German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in landmark vote    
By Paul Carrel and Andrea ShalalBERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's parliament backed the legalisation of same-sex marriage on Friday in a historic vote ...
           Germany's vote to OK gay marriage likely to benefit Merkel    
BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel has dominated German politics for over a decade thanks to a combination of flexibility, tactical savvy and luck - and...
           Tour de France Stages    
July 1_Stage One: Duesseldorf, Germany, individual time trial (14km-8.7 miles)July 2_Stage Two: Duesseldorf to Liege, Belgium, flat (203.5-126.4)July 3_Stage...
           Germany sees Turkey's Erdogan as "important guest" at G20 summit    
By Andrea ShalalBERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - The German government on Friday sought to contain a further erosion of ties with Turkey after it banned...
           TASTE OF THE TOUR: Noodles and 'Old Beer' in Duesseldorf    
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) - Thought food in Germany was all meat, sausage and potatoes? Think again. The start point of the Tour de France, Duesseldorf, has...
          În 1941, când Germania, Italia, Ungaria şi Bulgaria au invadat şi au dezmembrat Iugoslavia, România s-a abţinut să participe   
    Foto: Mareşalul Ion Antonescu Într-o scrisoare de răspuns către Constantin I.C. (Dinu) Brătianu, din luna mai 1941, la un memoriu al acestuia din 8 aprilie acelaşi an, generalul Antonescu făcea referiri concrete la chestiunea Banatului, prezentând un deosebit interes pentru noi: „…Bombardamentul localităţilor româneşti de către aeroplanele jugoslave nu poate fi considerat decât […]
          Global Cyberattack Seems Intent On Havoc, Not Extortion   

A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia’s neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said. While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate “ransomware,” that may have just been a ruse. “It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government,” Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency’s elite cyberwarfare group, told The Associated Press in an online chat. “The ‘ransomware’ component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one).” UKRAINE IN PAIN Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete. “There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks,” said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. “ATMs are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited.” He estimated damage in “the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions.” And that’s just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. “I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days,” said Williams. In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin’s regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine. Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world’s leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation’s voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia. THE MOSCOW CONNECTION The malicious program, which researchers are calling NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims’ files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment — usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency. But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000. Firms including Russia’s anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program’s authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen. The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union. “Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack,” said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine’s power grid. What’s most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it […]

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           Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn    
BERLIN (AP) - German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many...
           Novomatic prepares IPO amid new German gaming rules -sources    
By Arno SchuetzeFRANKFURT, June 30 (Reuters) - Gaming technology group Novomatic is pressing ahead with preparations for one of Austria's largest initial...
           German parliament backs same-sex marriage    
Members of the Bundestag in Berlin voted 393 for legalising "marriage for everybody" and 226 against, with four abstentions.
           Singapore wealth fund GIC to take stake in Mergermarket -sources    
By Pamela BarbagliaLONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has agreed to buy around 30 percent of financial news and data company...
          Surviving the Hackaday Prize Party   

What a week it has been. I’m in Munich, Germany along with [Brian], [Jasmine], [Ben], [Alek], and the rest of the crew who helped plan and guide the 2014 Hackaday Prize. If you somehow missed it, we announce the rank order of the finalists. It was SatNOGS that claimed the Grand Prize, congratulations!

We have a ton of content headed your way, but to be honest there’s going to be a bit of “recovery lag” before that hits the front page. We spent the entire day at Technikum in the Munich Kalturfabrik. It was originally some sort of factory complex …read more


          Munich: Help Plan Hackaday’s First European Event   

On Thursday, November 13th we’ve rented a huge hall in Munich, Germany and plan to host a hacking event followed by a celebration.

You need to take the day off of work and join us. Better yet, convince your boss that this is professional development and that attending is good for the company!

We’re not taking the space shuttle across the pond, this illustration reflects the connection with The Hackaday Prize. This trip will mark the end of the contest and the unveiling of the Grand Prize winner.

 

What do *you* want to hack?

The big question we have …read more


          Central Park retail is photogenic..   
Wow, I mean very nice, obviously. The Germans in the office swan around speaking of “European architecture”- obviously, the towers at Central Park are just boxes covered with gimicks, but wonderfully done. Quite an oasis from an otherwise chaotic part of the city. Above we see the main residentail tower (Jean Nouvel?) with its fantastic […]
          Italy is right - and wrong | Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany   
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          Debate: Germany approves "Marriage for all"   
The German Bundestag decided in favour of same-sex marriage today, Friday, with the votes of the Social Democrats and the opposition. Chancellor Merkel had lifted the unanimity rule for members of her party. Papers in France speculate on what the next steps will be.
           Body of German hiker retrieved from Indonesian volcano    
BERASTAGI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian rescuers have retrieved the body of a German hiker who went missing last week on a dormant volcano in western...
           German unemployment remains steadily low in June    
BERLIN (AP) - German unemployment remained steady at a post-reunification low in June, as the labor market in Europe's largest economy stayed strong.The...
           State of same-sex marriage around the world    
By Lin TaylorLONDON, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Germany has voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an...
           German tourist found dead at Indonesian volcano    
A German tourist missing for over a week after setting off to hike an Indonesian volcano has been found dead, a search and rescue official said Friday.Klaus...
          Germany’s Network Enforcement Act will fine social networks for hate speech   

If social media platforms don't remove hate speech in a timely manner, they'll face big fines in Germany under the controversial Network Enforcement Act, which is raising questions as sites work on solutions to quickly flag content.

The post Germany’s Network Enforcement Act will fine social networks for hate speech appeared first on Digital Trends.


           Siemens holds up new R&D site as evidence of commitment to U.S.    
FRANKFURT, June 30 (Reuters) - German engineering group Siemens broke ground on a new $300 million research and development facility in Walpole,...
           Germany approves Israel submarine deal - Der Spiegel    
BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine...
          ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ host defends Maureen’s win   
https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4rR8KFRoF/?taken-by=cindysirinya Amid the noise created byPhilippine bet Maureen Wroblewitz's victory on "Asia's Next Top Model," host Cindy Bishop took to social media to defend her from doubts and criticisms. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Bishop shed light on the German-Filipina model's"unexpected" triumph on the show's fifth cycle. Wroblewitz, the shortest and youngest competitor on the show, outrivaled Malaysia's Shikin Gomez and Vietnam's Minh Tu Nguyen. "I will not besaying any more on this, except this...The rules of modeling have changed drastically. We are seeing norms and stereotypes being challenged every day," Bishop said. "Body p...

Keep on reading: ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ host defends Maureen’s win
          Bonito11: Немецкое барокко:Аугустусбург - резиденция Курфюрста и Архиепископа Кёльнского   

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В небольшом городке Брюле в регионе Рейнланд в XVIII веке усилиями выдающихся архитекторов, скульпторов, живописцев и ландшафтных дизайнеров был создан уникальный дворцово-парковый комплекс.

С 1984 года дворцы Аугустусбург и Фалькенлуст, построенные в стиле рококо, и прилегающие к ним барочные садово-парковые комплексы входят в число объектов Всемирного культурного наследия ЮНЕСКО.

Любимая резиденция курфюрста и архиепископа Кельнского Клеменса Августа, дворец Аугустусбург или, как его часто называют, дворец Брюль является одной из первых значительных построек в стиле рококо на территории Германии.

Климент Август родился в 1700 году в семье крупных баварских феодалов под фамилией Виттельсбах, которые на протяжении многих веков правили Баварией. Путь Климента с самого детства проходил по стопам своих предков.

И этим путем он однажды добрался до курфюршества Кельнского – одного из самых значимых в тогдашней Германии. И стал он курфюрстом Кельнским.

Как известно, курфюрст – один из высших титулов, появившийся еще во времена Священной Римской Империи. Земли были раздробленные и децентрализованные, а курфюрсты были подобны нынешним главам республик в нашей стране. Правда, в отличие от современного времени, они имели гораздо большую власть и влияние на жизнь своего курфюршества.

Именно таким курфюрстом и был Климент Август. Властным и влиятельным. Упорная и напряженная работа на благо простого народа сильно его изматывала. И в один прекрасный момент, устав от всего этого, он решил построить себе резиденцию для обитания. Рядом запланировал отстроить дом для занятия любимым делом – соколиной охотой.

Строительство дворца на фундаменте средневекового замка, окруженного рвом с водой, началось в 1725 году и заняло более сорока лет: долгий срок, в течение которого к воплощению архитектурного проекта удалось привлечь мастеров европейского ранга.

1912

В частности, над интерьером дворца работал архитектор Бальтазар Нойман, создавший великолепную парадную лестницу с потолочной росписью и богатой лепниной ‒ шедевр, исполненный внутренней динамики, легкости и изящества, истинную вершину немецкого барокко.

Барочный парк при дворце, создавашийся в первой половине XVIII века, – результат деятельности ландшафтного архитектора Доминика Жирара, руководствовавшегося французскими образцами. Сегодня парк представляет собой прекрасный пример садово-парковой архитектуры XVIII века.

Великолепная панорама парка открывается с дворцовой террасы, вновь открытой для посещения весной 2014 года. В нескольких минутах ходьбы от дворца Аугустусбург на опушке небольшой рощицы находится роскошный охотничий дворец Фалькенлуст. Дворец в стиле рококо, пользовавшийся особым расположением курфюрста и служивший местом его уединения, строился с 1729 по 1737 годы.

Здесь Клеменс Август фон Виттельсбах предавался своей страсти ‒ соколиной охоте, а по вечерам для избранного общества после охотничьих забав во дворце устраивались званые ужины и карточные поединки за ломберными столиками. Сегодня поклонники изящных искусств, не разделяющие пристрастия Клеменса Августа к соколиной охоте, охотно бывают на музыкальных вечерах во дворце Аугустусбург.

Оба сооружения связываются друг с другом широким парком. 

В начале XIX века рейнская область, где расположились замки, была оккупирована Наполеоном. Когда в 1809 годе он увидел Аугустусбург, то расстроился из-за того, что не может увезти этот дворец к себе во Францию. После освобождения Рейнланда в 1815 году он переходит во владение Пруссии. 

Образцом для "Дворца Августа" - Аугустусбурга (Schloss Augustusburg) послужил знаменитый Версаль - такова была архитектурная мода тех лет. Свои "версали" появлялись в Европе как грибы после дождя. Наполеону - французскому монарху, владевшему оригиналом - понравилась немецкая копия! Что может быть лучшей похвалой в адрес его создателей?


 Несколько десятилетий он не привлекал особого внимания новых хозяев, но во второй половине XIX века его отреставрировали, а с 1877 года в Аугустусбурге стал регул


После Второй мировой войны, хотя дворец не был официальной резиденцией, в нем регулярно устраивались государственные приемы. Всего после войны здесь побывало более ста глав государств и правительств.

В 1949 году, в год создания ФРГ, именно в этом дворце проходила торжественная церемония вступления в должность первого федерального президента Германии Теодора Хойса (Theodor Heuss).

"Кулисой" для крупной международной встречи дворец стал в 1998 году, когда в соседнем Кёльне проходил саммит "большой восьмерки". Тогдашний канцлер Германии Герхард Шрёдер пригласил Билла Клинтона и других своих гостей в Аугустусбург на официальный ужин.

Сейчас ежедневно в самом дворце на экскурсиях бывают сотни туристов, а роскошный барочный парк открыт для свободного доступа с раннего утра до вечера - от расcвета до заката. Во второй части репортажа мы расскажем об истории строительства дворца, а также совершим прогулку по его парку.

После Второй мировой войны Аугустусбург использовался главами Германии для проведения многочисленных государственных приёмов. Всего за послевоенное время здесь побывало более 100 глав иностранных государств и правительств. Это было обусловлено близким расположением по отношению к Бонну, который являлся столицей ФРГ.

В настоящее время в Аугустусбурге организуются ежедневные экскурсии для туристов, а прилегающие парки используются в качестве общественного места или для проведения концертов

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст, возведенный в 1733 г. архитектором Франсуа де Кювийе, считается первым в Германии образцом стиля рококо. Вместе с дворцом Аугустусбург и парком он составляет охраняемый ЮНЕСКО архитектурно-ландшафтный комплекс города Брюль, расположенного в Северной Вестфалии на Среднем Рейне.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss  Falkenlust), возведенный в 1733 г. архитектором Франсуа де Кювийе, считается первым в Германии образцом стиля рококо. Вместе сAugustusburg и парком он составляет охраняемый ЮНЕСКО архитектурно-ландшафтный комплекс города Брюль (Brühl), расположенного в Северной Вестфалии на Среднем Рейне.

Название «Фалькенлуст», в переводе означающее «соколиная потеха», замок получил отнюдь не случайно. Разведение ловчих птиц и охота были излюбленными занятиями его основателя – кельнского архиепископа и курфюрста Клеменса Августа фон Виттельсбаха. Вельможа с первого дня своего правления не питал симпатий к боннской резиденции, где традиционно размещались имперские князья Кельна. Он желал с комфортом и роскошью устроиться в окружении природы, что позволило бы совмещать основные обязанности с увеселениями и охотой.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Способ воплощения мечты в жизнь питающему страсть к светским развлечениям курфюрсту подсказала идея его предшественника и дяди Иосифа Клеменса фон Виттельсбаха, незадолго до своей кончины затеявшего перестройку старинной крепости в Бале, которая была собственностью кельнской архиепархии. Вместо реконструкции древних укреплений сановный аристократ решил возвести два новых замка – основную роскошную резиденцию и приватное здание. Объединять дворцы в единый комплекс должен был живописный фешенебельный парк.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Вспомогательная интимная роль была отведена замку Фалькенлуст. Он более скромен в сравнении с кричаще роскошным Аугустусбургом, но зато обошел «собрата» в первенстве. Франсуа де Кувийе спроектировал Фалькенлуст в 1729 г., и уже через четыре года он был построен, в то время как сложные интерьеры основной резиденции создавались в течение нескольких десятилетий. Однако помещения охотничьего «домика» оформлены в соответствии с канонами стиля рококо.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Сильное эстетическое впечатление производит центральная лестница замка, являющаяся настоящим произведением искусства. Она отделана почти десятью тысячами изразцов с изображениями сцен соколиной охоты, выполненными в сине-белых тонах. В шикарной отделке и обстановке Лакового кабинета отчетливо прослеживаются восточные мотивы, что отражает возросшее в XVIII столетии увлечение искусством Азии. В Овальном салоне, имеющем форму, отвечающую названию, можно увидеть портреты представителей династии Виттельсбах, вставленные в богато украшенные рамы.

Замок имеет множество пристроек, которые образуют внутренний двор. Они были необходимы для размещения егерей, прислуги и ловчих птиц. В настоящее время эти помещения занимает музей соколиной охоты. На крыше здания оборудована смотровая площадка, откуда можно было наблюдать за сценами выслеживания и травли диких животных.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Использовался Фалькенлуст не только в дни охоты. Его приятная расслабляющая атмосфера позволяла курфюрсту успешно проводить тайные политические переговоры, а также устраивать встречи с фаворитками.

Не забывал Клеменс Август и о служении богу. В ансамбль дворца входит расположенная недалеко от его входа изящная часовня, восьмиугольная в плане. Она была сооружена в 1730 г. тем же архитектором. Интерьер постройки оформлен в синих тонах и обильно украшен мозаиками из минералов и ракушек.

Часовня

Между двумя замками, как и желал архиепископ, разбит большой парк, со стороны Фалькенлуста принимающий более свободные, неформальные, гармонирующие с дикой природой формы. От охотничьего дворца к Аугустусбургу ведет романтическая аллея длиной 2 км.

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

Охотничий замок Фалькенлуст (Jagdschloss Falkenlust)

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Часть 32 - Бывшая княжеская сокровищница Веттинов-Зелёный свод
Часть 33 - Дорнбургские дворцы
Часть 34 - Немецкое барокко:Аугустусбург - резиденция Курфюрста и Архиепископа Кёльнского
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Revolution and Collapse

Over the next few years, during which I began my political activity, I had plenty of opportunities to analyze the causes of the collapse. In fact, addressing them in numerous public meetings large and small, I did so until I was blue in the face. Some of my conclusions simply continued thoughts that had been with me during the war and even before it had started. The rest were directly related to our defeat.

The Second Reich, as it was widely known, had been born under an auspicious star amidst the thunder of victorious battle. For that we had Bismarck to thank and, coming right after him, Chief of Staff Helmut von Moltke and Minister of War Albrecht von Roon. Nothing symbolized it as well as the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in Berlin. Originally sixty-seven meters tall, it was wrapped entirely by captured enemy cannons. In 1939, as part of my plan to renovate the city and to turn it into Europe’s capital, I had its height increased by another seven and a half meters. I also moved it from its original site at the Königsplatz (now misnamed the Platz der Republik) near the Reichstag to the Grosser Stern. But back to the Reich. Over the first forty-three years of its existence it enjoyed immense prosperity and economic growth. Simple people, who always and everywhere form the great majority, were impressed by that prosperity as well as the evident military strength of the Reich, which was put on display on appropriate occasions.

Having done so, they attributed the sudden collapse of the structure solely to the war, which had brought so much misery to them. But this is absurd. In fact, all the collapse did was to expose weaknesses that had long existed. Chief among them were general suffrage which Germany got before England, misleadingly known as the “mother of democracies,” did. On its heels came elections and democracy. All three were non-German elements of government. Initially, they were foisted on us by the professors of 1848, who wanted nothing better than to ape the “ideals” of the French Revolution. Once established, they quickly turned into a morass of useless chatter and corruption.

Next came the failure to properly deal with the liberated provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. As a result, they never truly became an integral part of the Reich. To repeat, Wilhelm II’s foreign policy was essentially misdirected. To add insult to injury it was often weak and vacillating as well.

Finally, there was the tolerance long shown for those vile Marxist traitors, the Social Democrats. Starting long before the war and redoubling their efforts while it lasted, they did whatever they could to foment discontent and to incite the people against the army and the government. Their ability to do so was due to the government’s inability or unwillingness to rein in the press. Not that the non-socialist press was necessarily better. Only parts of it supported the government in its conduct of the war, and much of it did what it could to undermine them.

Though the war was over, the British blockade still continued. Only in the middle of 1919 was it finally lifted, enabling us to resume our imports and exports. But this happened only to a very limited extent. Partly because of carelessness in August 1914, partly because of enemy action, and partly because no new merchantmen were built during the war, we had lost almost our entire merchant navy.
Much of what we still possessed had to be given away gratis as reparations. In any case the enemy had used the war to steal our overseas markets from us. This caused production to come to a halt and unemployment to soar. The demobilization of the armies, which at the end of the war still numbered several million men, added to the problem. That’s to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands maimed and crippled men who had to be taken care of in one way or another.

Determined to avenge themselves on us, our enemies took large parts of Prussia and Silesia, which had been German for centuries, if not longer, away from the Reich. This caused hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, who understandably were unwilling to live under Polish (mis)rule, to leave their homes to migrate to the west, where nothing had been done to receive them. Nor did the process of drawing the borders unfold peacefully. Throughout 1919, in many places, volunteer units known variously as Freikorps, or the Black Reichswehr, fought heroically, if ultimately unsuccessfully, to retain the lands in question.

All over Germany, wherever one looked, people shivered and hungered. It goes without saying that I detest that self-appointed artist and filthy pornographer, Georg Grosz. Luckily for him, he left the country in a hurry in 1933, or else I would have had him thrown into a concentration camp! Still I must concede that many of his sketches, which show starving workers, fat, evil-looking capitalists with heaps of money, and made-up prostitutes presented a true, if one-sided and perverted, picture of reality at the time. Much later, I learned that the origins of this misery had been explored in depth by the English economist John Maynard Keynes in his booklet The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). He could hardly have done a better job.

Political conditions naturally reflected the economic situation. The new Social-Democratic government was unable to resist the Allied demands. So weak were the “statesmen” whom the so-called “Revolution” had brought to power that they signed the famous Kriegsschuld, war-guilt, article under which Germany assumed responsibility for the war. To be sure, history bristles with occasions when the defeated were not only despoiled but humiliated. However, the Kriegsschuld business was something new and unprecedented. Besides preparing the “legal” basis for extracting reparations, it hit straight at the nation’s soul, which, of course, was just what it had been meant to do.

Internally, the political situation was even worse. The Social Democrats, having successfully undermined public order, were unable to reimpose it. Everywhere workers, incited by their often Jewish leaders, spat on officers, tore the epaulets from their shoulders, and beat them up. So bad were conditions that many places were reduced to anarchy. That specifically included Bavaria and Munich, where I was stationed at the time and where the Jews set up a “Soviet Republic.” The stupidity of these people was truly amazing. During the few days the “Republic” lasted its foreign affairs commissar, Franz Lipp, whose record included several stays in mental hospitals, actually declared war on Switzerland. That was done, he explained, because the Swiss had refused to lend him sixty locomotives! At one point I myself, rifle in hand, had to chase away three scoundrels who had come to arrest me in my quarters.

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
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Noul Guvern a anunțat modificări fiscale îndreptate împotriva mediului de afaceri și care constituie un real pericol pentru stabilitatea și predictibilitatea politicilor economice, susține Camera de Comerț și Industrie Româno-Germană (AHK România).
          Germania legalizează căsătoriile între persoane de același sex   
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          Hitler contro Martin Gruber: “I politici e gli ebrei avevano tradito la Germania”   

Martin Gruber

Nel corso di M, programma di Michele Santoro, Adolf Hiter torna sul mito della pugnalata alle spalle su cui impostò molti dei suoi discorsi nella fase dell'ascesa. Secondo Hitler la Germania poteva vincere la prima guerra mondiale. Ma i politici tedeschi, sobillati dai francesi e dagli interessi dei potentati ebraici, avevano chiesto un armistizio che umiliava il popolo. "Alla fine della Prima Guerra Mondiale gli ebrei erano gli unici ad aver approfittato dei risarcimenti di guerra per arricchirsi. I tedeschi avevano bisogno di un nemico per riscoprire la loro identità e la forza della nazione. Nessuno prima di me aveva osato mettere in discussione il Trattato di Versailles. Ma io sapevo che nel cuore dei tedeschi rappresentava un'umiliazione. Uno scandalo che gridava vendetta, un ricatto che sottoponeva il nostro popolo a un inaudito saccheggio". In scena irrompe Martin Gruber, direttore del Münchener Post, che fu uno dei più strenui oppositori di Hitler e pagò la sua battaglia con la morte.

Martin Gruber e la "cucina dei veleni"

Martin Gruber era il direttore del Münchener Post. Il giornale che fece tremare Hitler e che i gerarchi del partito battezzarono “la cucina dei veleni”. Il giornale già dagli Venti iniziò a mettere alla berlina gli aspetti più grotteschi di Hitler e del suo partito. I suoi giornalisti sono considerati "i primi interpreti dimenticati di Hitler" perché rimossi dalla storia ufficiale dell'antinazismo. Forse, suggeriscono esperti come Rosenbaum, per i tedeschi e gli alleati è stato più facile raccontarsi che nessuno era stato capace di comprendere la vera natura di Hitler fino al 1933. Piuttosto che fare i conti con le denunce rivelatrici e inascoltate del Münchener Post e di Gerlich.

Il Münchener Post

La battaglia fra il Münchener Post e Hitler durò quasi 12 anni. La redazione sopravvisse al sacco del giornale durante il putsch del novembre 1923. Quando la sede venne assaltata dalle squadracce hitleriane. Ma dovette capitolare dieci anni più tardi. Nel marzo del 1933, infatti, una schiera di uomini del reparto d’assalto Sturmabteilung, le famigerate SA, distrusse completamente la sede del Post arrestando i suoi redattori.

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          Chi è Edmund Forster, l’uomo che ipnotizzò Hitler   

Edmund Forster

La seconda parte del monologo di Hitler nella seconda puntata di M è incentrata sulla predestinazione. Hitler inizia con il racconto di quando, durante la prima guerra mondiale, sfuggì per poco alla morte: "Alzati Adolf! Alzati e corri!". Questo mi diceva la voce che sentivo rimbalzare nella mia testa, mentre mangiavo il mio rancio in trincea. 
E io ho cominciato a correre con la gavetta di stagno in mano. All'improvviso, un lampo accecante e un boato enorme mi hanno scaraventato in mezzo al fango. Quando mi sono rialzato ho visto che là dove ero seduto prima, c’erano solo sangue e brandelli di carne, non uno dei miei compagni era sopravvissuto. In seguito, dopo un attacco con il gas mi sono ritrovato cieco in un letto di ospedale, con gli occhi bendati. E di nuovo un lampo improvviso, una luce accecante e quella stessa voce. "Sei tu l’eletto, sei tu l’uomo che deve vendicare la Germania". Quella voce, in realtà, era quella di Edmund Forster, medico psichiatra che lo ipnotizzò durante la convalescenza che lo tenne lontano dal campo di battaglia. A questo punto entra in scena proprio Forster, raccontando la sua verità.

La storia di Edmund Forster

Edmund Forster era il direttore dell’ospedale militare di Pasewalk negli anni della seconda guerra mondiale. Un giorno nel suo reparto venne ricoverato un giovane caporale, tale Adolf Hitler, che soffriva di una cecità temporanea di origine nervosa. Forster spiega: "Adolf Hitler era uno psicopatico con tendenze isteriche, capace di fantasticare in modo imprevedibile. Per fargli recuperare la vista pensai di imbastire per lui una storia fantastica, e feci ricorso all’ipnosi. Gli ripetevo continuamente: “Tu sei forte, devi usare la tua forza! Hai una fede cieca in te stesso: devi tornare a vedere. La voce che sentiva era la mia!".

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          Hitler: “Non fui io a dire ai tedeschi di odiare gli ebrei”. La storia di Leo Baeck   

Leo Baeck

Adolf Hitler, interpretato da Andrea Tidona nella seconda puntata di M, racconta la sua come è nata la guerra agli ebrei che ha portato al dramma dell'Olocausto: "Quando dissi che avrei preso in mano la direzione dello Stato gli ebrei accolsero con una risata la mia profezia. Poi la risata si è spenta nelle loro gole. Ma non sono io che ho costretto i tedeschi a odiare gli ebrei. I cristiani li identificavano con Giuda, il traditore. E cosa ha detto Gesù Cristo di Giuda? “Meglio che quest’uomo non fosse mai nato”. Mi sono limitato a dire Goering di studiare un piano per sgombrarli dal nostro territorio. Ma non ho mai dato l’ordine di sterminarli e non ho mai visto un campo di sterminio. Erano il nemico interno della Germania e se lotti contro un nemico devi dire: “Ti distruggerò!”. Devi operare per metterlo in un angolo in modo che non possa reagire e poi colpirlo dritto al cuore". Il suo racconto viene interrotto dall'apparizione sulla scena di Leo Baeck, rabbino e filosofo che fu presidente del Reichsvertretung der e capo onorario del Consiglio degli Anziani a Theresienstadt, insieme alla sua governante Helga.

La deportazione di Leo Baeck

Fino al momento della sua deportazione Leo Baeck ricevette da molte istituzioni americane offerte di aiuto per sfuggire alla guerra ed emigrare negli Stati Uniti. Leo Baeck si rifiutò di abbandonare la sua comunità e respinse tali offerte. Riuscì a sopravvivere l'Olocausto ma perse tre sorelle nel ghetto.

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          A 6-Year Old Girl Recalls Her Survival in World War II   

Where is home? How a Childhood in East Germany during World War II Shaped My Adult Life. World War II interrupted Anneros Valensi's childhood. She was just six years old when the war broke out. In this book, she shares how she and her family survived the ordeal of World War II. War is waged by only a few men, but actually fought and felt by many more. The author effectively relays the agony a young child would experience during war. She gives an inside look at her life, an actual accoun...

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In your entire life, you have never encountered an hour of audio exactly like this - and that's an order! Groove thou, unto the UK's legendary Keith Mansfield, Sweden's Tages, Indonesia's AKA, Hungary's Generál, Germany's Su Kramer, Spain's Karlo Y Su Conjunto, France's Pussy Cat, and ... oh my, Northern Soul and FUNK, damn you! This episode won't be broadcast at Luxuriamusic.com for months! The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/sp194/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
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          German start : Sephora to compete with Douglas   

One of the world's largest perfume chains is pushing for the German market: Sephora opened its first store in Germany on June 29th. In a 130 square meter shop-in-shop in Munich's Galeria Kaufhof am Marienplatz, customers can now buy decorative and nurturing cosmetics.

The French company currently offers twenty cosmetics brands in its Munich shop. Nine of them sells exclusively in the German retail sector, including Kat Von D , Marc Jacobs Beauty and Huda BeautyThe Sephora Collection , which accounts for about 15 to 20 percent of the products, is also very present Overall, the Sephora Collection offers around 700 products, thanks to the different colors and features, there are even 2,000 items.

The heart of the sales area is the so-called beauty hub. There, employees offer nine different free services, such as contouring or eye make-up, which allow customers to test the products. The product shelves are arranged around this.

 

Munich is just the beginning. In cooperation with Galeria Kaufhof, Sephora wants to expand as quickly as possible - at least in larger cities. The next opening is scheduled for July 20 in Bonn. Three further sales areas are to follow in 2017. Sephora is not yet determined. Among other things, the company had to explore the German market beforehand.

 source: www.wuv.de

          Hogan starts with new store on Montenapoleone   

During the Milan Fashion Week in September,  the brand of the Tod's group will open a new boutique at number 5 of the  street, in the space previously occupied by Bottega Veneta , which will be the forerunner for future branded retail. 

"The new store in Montenapoleone will feature a completely new concept which will start all other future store",  explained to Pambianconews  Sergio  Azzolari , the general brand manager of Fay and Hogan, both of the Tod's group. "Right now we already have Hogan shop in the street, at number 23, which we expect to close when the new one opens". 

As for 2017, after a 2016 down 3.2% to 214.2 million euro, Hogan aims to return to growth. "This will be a year of restart and rationalization," explained Azzolari. "We are looking for our consistency and we want to lay the groundwork for an aggressive five-year plan. In particular, we will focus on China, where we are using two local ambassadors, two actors, who are developing a shoe model each to be placed on the market, so as to make us better know also there. " China is one of the markets in which the brand hopes to develop further in 2017, together with France, Germany and Spain (foreign fact accounts for about 60% of the total turnover of the group) and Italy.

source: www.pambianconews.com


          4 Hidden Dangers of Pork   
Pork is the most commonly consumed meat in the world, but may also be one of the most dangerous.

Among foods that inspire a cult-like following, pork often leads the pack, as evidenced by the 65% of Americans eager to name bacon the country’s national food.

Unfortunately, that popularity comes at a cost. Along with being the most commonly consumed meat in the world, pork may also be one of the most dangerous, carrying some important and under-discussed risks that any consumer should be aware of (1).

1. Hepatitis E

Thanks to the revival of nose-to-tail eating, offal has redeemed itself among health enthusiasts, especially liver, which is prized for its vitamin A content and massive mineral lineup.

But when it comes to pork, liver might be risky business.

In developed nations, pork liver is the top food-based transmitter of hepatitis E, a virus that infects 20 million people each year and can lead to acute illness (fever, fatigue, jaundice, vomiting, joint pain and stomach pain), enlarged liver and sometimes liver failure and death (23).

Most hepatitis E cases are stealthily symptom-free, but pregnant women can experience violent reactions to the virus, including fulminant hepatitis (rapid-onset liver failure) and a high risk of both maternal and fetal mortality (4). In fact, mothers who get infected during their third trimester face a death rate of up to 25% (5).

In rare cases, hepatitis E infection can lead to myocarditis (an inflammatory heart disease), acute pancreatitis (painful inflammation of the pancreas), neurological problems (including Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuralgic amyotrophy), blood disorders and musculoskeletal problems, such as elevated creatine phosphokinase, indicating muscle damage, and multi-joint pain (in the form of polyarthralgia) (678).

People with compromised immune systems, including organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy and people with HIV, are more likely to suffer from these severe hepatitis E complications (9).

So, just how alarming are pork’s contamination stats? In America, about 1 out of every 10 store-bought pig livers tests positive for hepatitis E, which is slightly higher than the 1 in 15 rate in the Netherlands and 1 in 20 rate in the Czech Republic (1011). One study in Germany found that about 1 in 5 pork sausages were contaminated (12).

France’s traditional figatellu, a pig liver sausage that’s often consumed raw, is a confirmed hepatitis E carrier (13). In fact, in regions of France where raw or rare pork is a common delicacy, over half the local population shows evidence of hepatitis E infection (14).

Japan, too, is facing rising hepatitis E concerns as pork gains popularity (15). And in the UK? Hepatitis E shows up in pork sausages, in pork liver and at pork slaughterhouses, indicating the potential for widespread exposure among pork consumers (16).

It might be tempting to blame the hepatitis E epidemic on commercial farming practices, but in the case of the pig, wilder doesn’t mean safer. Hunted boars, too, are frequent hepatitis E carriers, capable of passing on the virus to game-eating humans (1718).

Apart from total pork abstinence, the best way to slash hepatitis E risk is in the kitchen. This stubborn virus can survive the temperatures of rare-cooked meat, making high heat the best weapon against infection (19). For virus deactivation, cooking pork products for at least 20 minutes to an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) seems to do the trick (20).

However, fat can protect hepatitis viruses from heat destruction, so fattier cuts of pork might need extra time or toastier temperatures (21).

Summary: Pork products, particularly liver, frequently carry hepatitis E, which can cause severe complications and even death in vulnerable populations. Thorough cooking is necessary to deactivate the virus.

2. Multiple Sclerosis

One of the most surprising risks associated with pork — one that’s received remarkably little airtime — is multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune condition involving the central nervous system.

The robust link between pork and MS has been known at least since the 1980s, when researchers analyzed the relationship between per capita pork consumption and MS across dozens of countries (22).

While pork-averse nations like Israel and India were nearly spared from MS’s degenerative grips, more liberal consumers, such as West Germany and Denmark, faced sky-high rates.

In fact, when all countries were considered, pork intake and MS showed a whopping correlation of 0.87 (p<0.001), which is much higher and more significant than the relationship between MS and fat intake (0.63, p<0.01), MS and total meat intake (0.61, p<0.01) and MS and beef consumption (no significant relationship).

For perspective, a similar study of diabetes and per capita sugar intake found a correlation of just under 0.60 (p<0.001) when analyzing 165 countries (23).

As with all epidemiological findings, the correlation between pork consumption and MS can’t prove that one causes the other (or even that, within MS-stricken countries, the most enthusiastic pork consumers were the most diseased). But as it turns out, the evidence vault goes much deeper.

Earlier, a study of inhabitants of the Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland, a region teeming with unusual delicacies, including seabird eggs, raw milk and undercooked meat, found only one dietary association with MS — consumption of “potted head,” a dish made from boiled pig’s brain (24).

Among Shetland residents, a significantly higher proportion of MS patients had consumed potted head in their youth, compared to healthy, age and sex-matched controls (25).

This is particularly relevant because — per other research — MS that strikes in adulthood might stem from environmental exposures during adolescence (26).

The potential for pig brain to trigger nerve-related autoimmunity isn’t just an observational hunch, either. Between 2007 and 2009, a cluster of 24 pork plant workers mysteriously fell ill with progressive inflammatory neuropathy, which is characterized by MS-like symptoms such as fatigue, numbness, tingling and pain (2728).

The source of the outbreak? So-called “pig brain mist” — tiny particles of brain tissue blasted into the air during carcass processing (29).

When workers inhaled these tissue particles, their immune systems, per standard protocol, formed antibodies against the foreign porcine antigens.

But those antigens happened to bear an uncanny resemblance to certain neural proteins in humans. And the result was a biological calamity: confused about who to fight, the workers’ immune systems launched a guns-blazing attack on their own nerve tissue (3031).

Although the resulting autoimmunity wasn’t identical to multiple sclerosis, that same process of molecular mimicry, where foreign antigens and self-antigens are similar enough to trigger an autoimmune response, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of MS (3233).

Of course, unlike pig brain mist, hot dogs and ham aren’t literally inhaled (teenage boys notwithstanding). Could pork still transmit problematic substances through ingestion?

The answer is a speculative yes. For one, certain bacteria, particularly Acinetobacter, are involved in molecular mimicry with myelin, the nerve-sheathing substance that becomes damaged in MS (3435).

Although the role of pigs as Acinetobacter carriers hasn’t been exhaustively studied, the bacteria has been found in pig feces, on pig farms and in bacon, pork salami and ham, where it serves as a spoilage organism (36373839). If pork acts as a vehicle for Acinetobacter transmission (or in any way increases the risk of human infection), a link with MS would make sense.

Two, pigs may be silent and under-studied carriers of prions, misfolded proteins that drive neurodegenerative disorders like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow) and Kuru (found among cannibal societies) (40).

Some researchers suggest MS itself could be a prion disease, one that targets oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin (41). And since prions — and their associated diseases— are transmitted by consuming infected nerve tissue, it’s possible that prion-harboring pork products could be one link in the MS chain (42).

Summary: A causative role of pork in MS is far from a closed case, but the unusually strong epidemiological patterns, biological plausibility and documented experiences make further research imperative.

3. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis

Liver problems tend to trail closely on the heels of some predictable risk factors, namely hepatitis B and C infection, exposure to aflatoxin (a carcinogen produced by mold) and excessive alcohol intake (434445).

But buried in the scientific literature is another potential scourge of liver health — pork.

For decades, pork consumption has faithfully echoed liver cancer and cirrhosis rates around the world. In multi-country analyses, the correlation between pork and cirrhosis mortality clocked in at 0.40 (p<0.05) using 1965 data, 0.89 (p<0.01) using mid-1970s data, 0.68 (p=0.003) using 1996 data and 0.83 (p=0.000) using 2003 data (4647).

In those same analyses, among the 10 Canadian provinces, pork bore a correlation of 0.60 (p<0.01) with death from liver cirrhosis, while alcohol, perhaps due to an overall low intake, showed no significant link.

And in statistical models incorporating known perils for the liver (alcohol consumption, hepatitis B infection and hepatitis C infection), pork remained independently associated with liver disease, suggesting the association isn’t just due to pork piggybacking, as the case may be, on a different causative agent (48).

Beef, by contrast, remained liver-neutral or protective in these studies.

Liver cancer, too, tends to follow in the hoof steps of the pig. A 1985 analysis showed that pork intake correlated with hepatocellular carcinoma deaths as strongly as alcohol did (0.40, p<0.05 for both) (49). (Considering liver cirrhosis is often a prelude to cancer, this connection shouldn’t be surprising (50).)

So, what’s behind these eerie associations?

At first glance, the most likely explanations don’t pan out. Although pork-transmitted hepatitis E can lead to liver cirrhosis, this happens almost exclusively in immunosuppressed people, a subset of the population that’s too small to account for the global correlation (51).

Relative to other meat, pork tends to be high in omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid and arachidonic acid, which may play a role in liver disease (525354). But vegetable oils, whose polyunsaturated fatty acid content blows pork out of the water, don’t dance the same liver disease tango that pork does, calling into question whether fat is really to blame (5556).

Heterocyclic amines, a class of carcinogens formed by cooking meat (including pork) at high temperatures, contribute to liver cancer in a variety of animals (57). But these compounds are also readily formed in beef, according to the same studies that indicated pork has no positive relationship with liver disease (5859).

With all that in mind, it’d be easy to dismiss the pork-liver disease link as an epidemiological fluke. However, some plausible mechanisms do exist.

The most likely contender involves nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic compounds created when nitrites and nitrates react with certain amines (from protein), particularly in high heat (60). These compounds have been linked to damage and cancer in a variety of organs, including the liver (61).

One of the biggest dietary sources of nitrosamines is processed pork, which, along with being a frequent visitor to the frying pan, typically contains nitrites and nitrates as curing agents. (Vegetables are also rich in naturally occurring nitrates, but their antioxidant content and dearth of protein help thwart the process of N-nitrosation, preventing them from becoming cancer-causing agents (62).)

Significant levels of nitrosamines have been found in pork liver pâté, bacon, sausage, ham and other cured meats (636465). The fatty portion of pork products, in particular, tends to accumulate much higher levels of nitrosamines than the lean bits, making bacon a particularly abundant source (66).

The presence of fat can also turn vitamin C into a nitrosamine promoter instead of a nitrosamine inhibitor, so pairing pork with veggies might not confer much protection (67).

Although much of the nitrosamine-liver cancer research has focused on rodents, where certain nitrosamines produce liver injury with remarkable ease, the effect appears in humans as well (6869). In fact, some researchers suggest humans may be even more sensitive to nitrosamines than mice and rats (70).

In Thailand, for instance, nitrosamines have been strongly linked to liver cancer in areas where other risk factors are low (71). A 2010 analysis of the NIH-AARP cohort found red meat (including pork), processed meat (including processed pork), nitrates and nitrites to be positively associated with chronic liver disease. Rubber workers, occupationally exposed to nitrosamines, have faced extremely high rates of non-alcohol-related liver disease and cancer (72).

Do nitrosamines prove a chain of causation between pork, liver-harming compounds and liver disease? The evidence is currently too patchy to make that claim, but the risk is plausible enough to justify limiting nitrosamine-containing (or nitrosamine-producing) pork products, including bacon, ham, hot dogs and sausages made with sodium nitrite or potassium nitrate.

Summary: Strong epidemiological links exist between pork consumption and liver disease. If these links reflect cause and effect, one culprit might be N-nitroso compounds, which are found abundantly in processed pork products cooked at high temperatures.

4. Yersinia

For years, pork’s precautionary motto was “well-done or bust,” a consequence of fears about trichinosis, a type of roundworm infection that ravaged pork consumers throughout much of the 20th century (73).

Thanks to changes in feeding practices, farm hygiene and quality control, pig-borne trichinosis has dropped off the radar, inviting pink pork back onto the menu.

But pork’s relaxed heat rules may have opened the doors for a different type of infection — yersiniosis, which is caused by Yersinia bacteria. In the US alone, Yersiniacauses 35 deaths and almost 117,000 cases of food poisoning each year (74). Its chief entry route for humans? Undercooked pork.

Yersiniosis’s acute symptoms are rough enough — fever, pain, bloody diarrhea — but its long-term consequences are what should really ring alarm bells. Victims of Yersiniapoisoning face a 47-times higher risk of reactive arthritis, a type of inflammatory joint disease triggered by infection (75).

Even children become post-Yersinia arthritis targets, sometimes requiring chemical synovectomy (the injection of osmic acid into a troubled joint) to relieve persistent pain (7677).

And in the less-common instances where Yersinia doesn’t bring the typical feverish, diarrheic unpleasantries? Reactive arthritis can develop even when the original infection was asymptomatic, leaving some victims unaware that their arthritis is a consequence of food-borne illness (78).

Although reactive arthritis usually subsides on its own over time, Yersinia victims remain at higher risk of chronic joint problems, including ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, tenosynovitis and rheumatoid arthritis, for years on end (798081).

Some evidence suggests that Yersinia can lead to neurological complications (82). Infected individuals with iron overload may be at higher risk of multiple liver abscesses, potentially leading to death (838485). And among people who are genetically susceptible, anterior uveitis, inflammation of the eye’s iris, is also more likely following a bout of Yersinia (8687).

Lastly, via molecular mimicry, Yersinia infection could also raise the risk of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition characterized by excessive thyroid hormone production (8889).

The solution? Bring on the heat. The majority of pork products (69% of tested samples, according to a Consumer Reports analysis) are contaminated with Yersiniabacteria, and the only way to safeguard against infection is through proper cooking. An internal temperature of at least 145°F for whole pork and 160°F for ground pork is necessary to decimate any lingering pathogen.

Summary: Undercooked pork can transmit Yersinia bacteria, causing short-term illness and raising the risk of reactive arthritis, chronic joint conditions, Graves’ disease and other complications.

In Conclusion

So, should health-savvy omnivores scrap pork from the menu?

The jury’s still out. For two of pork’s problems — hepatitis E and Yersinia — aggressive cooking and safe handling are enough to minimize the risk. And due to a shortage of controlled, pork-centric research capable of establishing causation, pork’s other red flags spring from epidemiology — a field rife with confounders and unjustified confidence.

Worse, many diet-and-disease studies lump pork together with other types of red meat, diluting whatever associations might exist with pork alone.

These issues make it hard to isolate the health effects of pig-derived products and determine the safety of their consumption.

That being said, caution is probably warranted. The sheer magnitude, consistency and mechanistic plausibility of pork’s connection with several serious diseases make the chances of a true risk more likely.

Until further research is available, you might want to think twice about going hog-wild on pork.

This article was originally published by Authority Nutrition.

 

 

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June 30 ...

In 1859 French acrobat Blondin (born Jean Francois Gravelet) crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched. In 1906 the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act became law. In 1908 the "Tunguska event" occurred when a meteorite exploded over Siberia, completely leveling about 800 square miles of forest. In 1921 President Harding appointed former President Taft Chief Justice of the United States. In 1934 Adolf Hitler began his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany. In 1936 the novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was published in New York. In 1962 Los Angeles Dodger Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets. In 1963 Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1971 a Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were found dead inside their spacecraft after it had returned to Earth; also on this day, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age to 18, was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. In 1984 John Turner was sworn in as Canada's 17th prime minister, succeeding Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In 1985 39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days. In 2004 a federal appeals court approved an antitrust settlement Microsoft had negotiated with the Justice Department; also on this day, the Iraqis took legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 of his top lieutenants, a first step toward the ousted dictator's expected trial for crimes against humanity; and, after nearly seven years of travel, the international Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit.
          German Lawmakers Approve Gay Marriage, Even as Merkel Votes No, Saying It’s Between Man and Woman   

Berlin (dpa) – Gay marriage is set to become the law of the land in Germany after lawmakers voted in favour of legalization Friday, capping a hectic week that started with the item barely on the political agenda. Of 623 votes cast, 393 people v…
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          Lady Gaga, NRA, Kristen Wiig, Carp, Rob Lowe, Sasquatch, Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany: HOT LINKS   

NO MEDIA. Trump rips Pelosi, Van Jones behind closed doors: “Before a rapt audience of 300 supporters, major GOP donors and party leaders attending the first fundraiser of his 2020 reelection campaign at the Trump International Hotel in Washing…
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          ไฮไลท์ฟุตบอล เยอรมัน 1-0 สเปน   

ไฮไลท์ฟุตบอล เยาวชนชิงแชมป์แห่งชาติยุโรป U21 (นัดชิงชนะเลิศ) (UEFA U21 2017)

เยอรมัน (Germany) 1-0 สเปน (Spain)

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          This isn't the iPhone 8 - but it's probably really, really close   

It's getting harder and harder to think of opening sentences for all these iPhone 8 rumours, so I'll just get on with it: There's a new iPhone 8 video, crystal clear, showing the device from all sides.

There's one caveat: It's not really the iPhone 8. It's a device manufactured via CNC process, based on 3D CAD plans which allegedly come "directly from the factory in charge of building the new iPhone."

The video, courtesy of @onleaks and Tigermobiles, gives us a detailed look of a device that matches all the latest iPhone 8 rumours.

It has a vertically placed dual rear camera, no visible fingerprint sensor, a screen that covers the entire front side of the phone (save the dip on top to accommodate the sensors and the selfie camera), and a steel frame painted black to match the slightly curved black glass on both sides.

Toward the end of the video, the device is precisely measured from all sides: It's 14.35mm long, 7.5mm thick and 71.03mm wide.

One slightly worrying fact: That camera bump on the back is not small by any means; it adds 1.63mm to the phone's thickness for a total of 9.13mm.

Youtube/ Tiger Mobiles and Twitter/ OnLeaks

To see how all this would look in a case, check out the image below, courtesy of case manufacturer Nodus.

The company claims it had also received CAD models of the new phone from the supply chain, and has already designed a leather/polycarbonate case to match it.

There's nothing here that we haven't seen before, but it is by far the best view of the iPhone 8 we've gotten so far.

Nodus

However, keep in mind that even if those CAD designs are accurate, it's still possible that Apple will change some details before the phone goes into production.

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          How U.S. and S. Korea differ on approaches to N. Korea   
President Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House Thursday night. They're meeting to work on a joint policy to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer joins "CBS This Morning" to provide context for the meeting and discuss the leaders' differing approaches. Bremmer also addresses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russia's President Putin at the G20 summit in Germany.
          The Latest: Lavrov wants ‘pragmatism’ in Trump-Putin talks   

White House says Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit next week in Germany

The post The Latest: Lavrov wants ‘pragmatism’ in Trump-Putin talks appeared first on FederalNewsRadio.com.


          Inflazione: divergenza tassi tra Italia e Germania ed Eurozona in mezzo   
Inflazione in calo a giugno in Italia all'1,2% su base annua dall'1,4% di giugno. In Germania, lieve accelerazione al +1,6%, mentre nell'insieme dell'Eurozona si registra una leggera flessione all'1,3%.

          AEE 279 Part 1: Listen to a Real, Spontaneous First-time Meeting in English   

Are you looking for an authentic English conversation?

Today, listen to Part 1 of a real, authentic example of two people using English to get to know each other! 

 

In Part 1 of this episode, Lindsay meets Mo.  Mo is from New Zealand but has lived all over the world.  He currently lives in Germany and teaches English.  The two of them talk about this, and about learning a language and living in a different culture.

 

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Some of the discussion points in Part 1:

  • Why do people want to learn English?
  • How can they be relaxed enough to learn it?
  • Is it okay to accept that you’ll never be a native speaker?

 

What did you get out of this conversation?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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          AEE 250: 3 Ways to Raise a Bilingual Child with Bilingual Avenue Host Marianna Du Bosq   

How do you raise a bilingual child?

Today, Lindsay chats with Marianna Du Bosq, a bilingual educator who has three ways to help you raise your child to speak more than one language!

 

The benefits of raising a bilingual child are many.  Not only will knowing more than one language open career opportunities for the child when they grow up, research is also finding significant positive cognitive advantages to having a bilingual brain.

 

Marianna believes bilingualism (and even tri-lingualism) is definitely achievable if parents are focused enough.  Here are Marianna’s three main points to focus on:

Expose your children to quality language input.  Read books, or even use audio books.  This way, your child is hearing voices other than those of their parents.

Create a need to use the language. If the child doesn’t have to use the language to get what they want, they’re naturally going to fall back on using the dominant language.  Ask your family members help by only speaking one language or the other.

Keep it fun! Children will be far more involved in the language if they are doing the kinds of things they already love to do.

 

Are you a parent interested in raising bilingual children?

Share your thoughts or experiences in the comments section below!

 

Marianna Du Bosq is a bilingual mother, former bilingual educator, and lifetime language learner.  She is the host of the Bilingual Avenue podcast and blog where she interviews parents and experts raising and teaching multilingual children, and provides an excellent collection of tips and strategies for anyone choosing this journey.

She is originally from Venezuela, has spent the last twenty years in the United States, and is currently on a one year adventure in the Black Forest in Germany with her husband and two year old daughter.

Click here to get “7 Ways to Increase Exposure in the Target Language” a free PDF guide


          Chelsea agree £29m fee with Roma for Germany defender Antonio Rüdiger   

• Centre-back expected to have medical next week
• Fee could rise to £33.3m after bonus payments

Chelsea have agreed a fee with Roma worth a potential €38m (£33.3m) for Antonio Rüdiger, with the Germany defender expected to fly to London next week to complete a medical.

Roma had been holding out for €45m for a player they signed from Stuttgart last summer after he had impressed on a season-long loan. After rejecting Chelsea’s opening bid of €35m, Roma have accepted a package that will see Conte’s side pay an initial €33m (£29m) with an extra €5m (£4.3m) in bonus payments.

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          Germany stun Spain to claim Under-21 title after Mitchell Weiser header   
• Germany Under-21 1-0 Spain Under-21
• Mitchell Weiser scores game’s only goal in the 40th minute

It was the result that nobody expected. Apart from Germany, that is. After Mitchell Weiser’s brilliant header had sealed the title against the hot favourites Spain, their captain Maximilian Arnold led his players, wearing special T-shirts to commemorate their triumph, on an impromptu jig past the media. Nothing, it seems, is left to chance when it comes to Germany at an international tournament.

With a side packed with top-quality players and boasting the competition’s two best performers in Saúl Ñíguez and Marco Asensio, Spain had been tipped to make short work of opposition who were without seven eligible players who are in action for the senior side at the Confederations Cup in Russia. But in a superb display of teamwork, organisation and commitment from Stefan Kuntz’s side, Weiser’s goal five minutes before the break was enough to seal victory that will certainly not go down well at the Spanish Football Association’s headquarters in Madrid.

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          David Wagner sticks with Huddersfield Town for Premier League adventure   
The Huddersfield manager admits to wondering if promotion was the right moment to walk away but is now focused on the Terriers’ first season in the top tier for 45 years

Huddersfield Town’s preparations for their first top-flight campaign in 45 years got the ideal boost on Friday when the manager who led them to the Premier League, David Wagner, pledged his future to the club despite receiving more lucrative offers.

The German signed a contract extension that should keep him at the club until 2019. The Huddersfield chairman, Dean Hoyle, vowed not to sack him even if they are relegated next season. “Yes, he stays,” Hoyle said. “Unless he buggers off.”

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          Black magic, white lies and Germany in two finals – Football Weekly Extra   

The podders muse on the ever-mighty Germans. Plus, the Garcia report, the Portuguese witch doctor scandal and Sunderland finally appointing a manager

On the penultimate Football Weekly of the close season, AC Jimbo is joined by Paolo Bandini, James Horncastle and Iain Macintosh to get well and truly jazzed about this magical summer of football.

We begin by discussing Germany who stand on the brink of conquering both Poland and Russia (careful), having knocked England out of the U21 Euroson penalties, of course – and swatting aside Mexico in the Confederations Cup. A Saúl-inspired Spain will provide stiff opposition in the Euros, while they’ll have to get past Chile and Claudio Bravo in the Confeds final on Sunday night. Would you bet against them?

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          Transfer window frenzy provides a buzz but it does football no good | Jonathan Wilson   
The lust for buying and selling players is all-pervasive but it favours the rich, stifles tactical experimentation and hampers youth development

Even after the exposure of familiar failings by familiar opponents at a familiar stage of the Under-21 European Championship, a rosy glow remains about English youth football. World champions at under-20 level, victors in the Toulon tournament, finalists in the European Under-17 Championship and semi‑finalists in the European Under‑21s, we have never had it so good. Call this generation golden and prepare for the bitter retrospectives when they have won nothing in a decade and the question of whether the Lewises Cook and Baker can play together in the same midfield remains frustratingly unresolved.

But enough of that: the transfer window has officially been open for three weeks, but as aficionados know it is on 1 July, after all those contracts that expire on 30 June have expired, that the wheeling and dealing really gets into full swing. And, amid the decadence of late capitalism, with recent falling viewing figures leading some to theorise that younger generations can no longer endure a full 90 minutes of actual football, it is trading far more than any naive ideal of sporting prowess that really gets social media humming.

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          AEE 232: What You MUST Know About Interviews in the United States   

Do you want to get a job in the US?

Today, Lindsay and Michelle discuss what you need to know to excel at an American job interview!

 

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Job interviews everywhere focus on skills and training.  But in the US, employers are usually interested in character as well.  They want to know whether you’re a team player, what your potential is to be a leader, and how you will grow in your job.

As such, they might ask some questions focused more on your behaviors than your skills.  It would help to think about these questions ahead of time, so you can be prepared.

 

Some American job interview questions might include:

  • “Tell us about the most difficult/frustrating individual you ever had to work with, and how you managed to work with them.”  By asking this, they’re seeing whether you can rise above a problem and keep it from affecting the company.
  • “Give an example of how you’ve broken out of a routine or when you’ve successfully developed a new approach.”  Here they’re asking you to show flexibility.
  • “How do you schedule your time/prioritize time when you have a tight turnaround?”  With this, you might want to explain how you ask others for help or delegate your work.

 

In answering all of these questions, try to tell a story from conflict to resolution, and keep it under three minutes if possible.

 

Do employers ask questions like these during job interviews in your country?

Tell us about it in the comments section below!

 

 

Brad received his undergraduate degree at New York University in 1984, and spent the next 15 years in the business world focused on sales and marketing.  After spending a year testing the English teaching waters in Korea, he returned to the USA and got a Masters degree in TESOL from Seattle University in March 2001.

Since then Brad has worked in London for a summer, spent a few years in Ireland writing TEFL materials for the Wall Street Institute and other companies, and has worked in Germany and Austria as an in-house Business English trainer for companies like Siemens, Deutsche Post/DHL and EADS.

He has also taught many seminars and workshops for various companies on skills like presentations and business correspondence, as well as a business course for two years at the University of Ulm, Germany.

 

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          Leon Goretzka drives Germany past Mexico into Confederations Cup final   
• Germany 4-1 Mexico
• Germany face Chile in Sunday’s final

It was over before it really began. Two goals in the opening eight minutes from the tournament breakout Leon Goretzka secured Germany a place in the Confederations Cup final on Thursday, and even a valiant fightback from Mexico could not revive the game in Sochi.

Despite leaving almost a dozen of their best players in Germany – including Manuel Neuer, Marco Reus, Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Sami Khedira, Mats Hummels and Jérôme Boateng – the world champions’ next generation were at their clinical best during the semi-final. Timo Werner added a third in the second half, before a late goal from Ajax’s Amin Younes eliminated any thought of a Mexican fightback after a stunning long-range strike from Marco Fabián briefly lifted Mexico.

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          Sports quiz of the week: Confederations Cup, Lions, Tour de France and hackers   

Where is the peloton? What took 30.81 seconds? And who wasn’t careful enough?

In which country will the Tour de France begin on Saturday?

France

Germany

England

Andorra

When was the last time the Lions came from 1-0 down to win a series against the All Blacks in New Zealand?

1904

1971

1983

Never

What did Wayde van Niekerk achieve in 30.81 seconds this week?

Hit the first six in a day-night county cricket match

He cycled 1km

He picked up a red card at a Confederations Cup match

He set a new 300m world record

The England Under-21 team kept up the country's record of losing on penalties when they were knocked out of the U21 Euros by Germany in a shootout. In which of these tournaments did the senior team not go out on penalties?

World Cup 1990

Euro 1996

World Cup 1998

Euro 2004

World Cup 2006

Euro 2008

Who is England’s most capped player at Under-21 level, with 46 appearances?

Scott Carson

Danny Rose

Fabrice Muamba

James Milner

UFC fighter Justine Kish lost to Felice Herrig at the weekend. What was unusual about the fight?

They are sisters-in-law

Herrig closed her eyes to lure Kish forwards and then knocked her out with one punch

Herrig was Kish's former coach until she decided she could make more money fighting

Kish pooed herself during the bout

A fortnight ago Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted: "I've been hacked! Be careful out there." What did he post this week?

A tweet in which he called the team's manager "a waste of space and money"

Pictures of a star player's contract, including his salary and phone number

A tweet in which he called Donald Trump an "ugly, dumb-ass, no-good punk"

A picture of a naked woman

Claudio Bravo became Chile's hero in the Confederations Cup semi-final when he saved all three of the penalties he faced in the shootout against Portugal. How many saves did he make for Manchester City in 2017?

Three

Five

Seven

11

Nigel Benn and Steve Collins have agreed to fight each other for a third time later this year. When were their first two fights?

1996

2001

2006

2010

According to John McEnroe, where would Serena Williams be in the world rankings if she played on the men's tour?

"Just below the big four"

"Top 20"

"In the top 100"

"Like 700"

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          AEE 226: How to "80/20" Your English to Make More Friends with italki Teacher Nick Vance   

What should be your focus when learning English?

How can you make the most of the time you invest in studying?

Today Lindsay talks with Nick Vance about the 80/20 principle, and how it can improve your English conversations!

 

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Nick believes that 80% of the positive benefits of something come from 20% of the input.  In business, some customers are more valuable than others.  With friends, though you may have many, only a few are truly close.

In learning English, most of the grammar mistakes a new learner makes are really the same mistake over and over.  Correcting these most common 20% of mistakes would eliminate 80% of all grammar mistakes.  The best way to identify these is by working with a teacher who can help point out your mistakes.

 

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Another way to work with the 80/20 principle is to prepare answers to the most common questions you might get from native English speakers.  This will help you comfortably get conversations started — which is probably 80% of the work!

You might prepare answers to questions like:

  • Where are you from?
  • How long have you lived here?
  • What do you do for a living?

 

Do you see the 80/20 principle working in your life?

How so?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

 

 

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Nick Vance is originally from Kentucky and has lived in North Carolina, Washington DC, San Diego and Portland.  He has been living in Berlin, Germany for 2.5 years.  Nick’s degree is in math but he left that field when he realized how much he enjoyed helping others learn English.
 
 
Nick has been helping people improve their English for 4 years and have been teaching online via Italki for about one year.

           Smoke and magma mark the spot! From Japan to Germany, the world's newest islands revealed    
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          The Fiver | Perhaps we’ve watched Apocalypse Now once too often   

In today’s Fiver: warehouse parties, tug-of-loves and cutting through hype

The Fiver loves nothing better than being tapped on the shoulder by The Man on a Friday afternoon to be asked for its hot take on the Euro U-21 final between Spain and Germany. OK, The Fiver can think of few things worse. It’s why we gave our stereotypical Spanish cousin, Juan de la Juan de la Juan de la Juan Straw Donkey Acoustic Guitar Olé Olé Olé Eldorado Sun Sea Sand Dust Fiver a ring to see whether he had any thoughts, because we certainly didn’t have any. Turns out he was sleeping. Well, what with the time being 12.53pm he had been awake a full hour, and having consumed 24 ham and cheese croquetas, two helpings of patatas bravas, a dozen bits of squid and a bottle of rioja to wash it down with, who could begrudge him an early siesta?

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          Football transfer rumours: Barcelona to swoop for Ander Herrera?   

Today’s fluff needs a spruce-up

The transfer window formally opens tomorrow. About time too, we could do with a blast of fresh air, it’s clammy in here. Some new idle conjecture and flat-out lies, please! Because much of this is getting old.

Barcelona are still seriously interested in Manchester United’s magnificently entertaining irritant Ander Herrera. They plan an imminent move for the Scrappy Doo who actually cashes the cheques he writes, although United aren’t too keen to sell. Barça are making out that they’re more interested in the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, but let’s see.

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          Germany 1-0 Spain: European U-21 Championship final – as it happened   
  • Mitchell Weiser scores only goal with first-half header
  • Germany win tournament for only second time in their history

Related: Germany stun Spain to claim Under-21 title after Mitchell Weiser header

Germany are U21 European champions for only the second time in their history. And they thoroughly deserve it after winning the final with a highly accomplished performance and a very dainty goal. They nullified a Spanish team that had scored with ease until today and, at the same time, regularly swept forward dangerously. And to think, a handful of their best U-21 players are not even at this tournament, as they’re due to to contest the Confederations Cup final with the senior team this weekend. Glückwünsche!

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          Germany 4-1 Mexico: 2017 Confederations Cup semi-final – as it happened   

Germany reach their first Confederations Cup final after a thoroughly entertaining end-to-end affair in Sochi

Related: Leon Goretzka drives Germany past Mexico into Confederations Cup final

And that’s that! Germany, who have made eight World Cup finals and six European Championship finals, reach their first Confederations Cup final! It’s not totally clear how they held Mexico to just the one goal - and an other-worldly strike that was too - but they did. And they were certainly worth four going forward. They deservedly take their place in the final, where they will be favourites against South American champions Chile. But Mexico did themselves proud tonight, even if that scoreline suggests otherwise. What a match that was! If we get games as half as good as this at next year’s World Cup, we’ll be doing pretty well.

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          Saúl answers Spain’s call as latest generation seeks to redeem rare failure | Ed Aarons   
The Atlético Madrid midfielder has inspired Spain to the European Under-21 Championship final against Germany after the shame of failing to qualify in 2015

Saúl Ñíguez, like several of his Spain team‑mates who will contest the European Under-21 Championship final on Friday night, has a point to prove. For the second and final time the Atlético Madrid midfielder, whose brilliant hat-trick destroyed Italy in the semi-final on Tuesday, will attempt to win this competition, at the end of an international youth career that started in 2009 for the under-16 side.

Related: Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez recalls the night when he feared his career was over

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          AEE 155: StartupRadio.de Host Talks About How NOT to Translate Your Idioms into English   

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Today we talk to Joe Menninger, host of StartupRadio.de!

Joe is an entrepreneur from Germany who studied in Texas and China.  Living in three very different countries has given him many experiences.  These experiences have helped him as an entrepreneur.

Come back to our site for more tips!


          Job: Postdoctoral Researcher (full-time) in Environmental Economics   
Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany)
          Job: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Doktorand/in oder Post-Doktorand/in)   
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Germany)
          Job: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Doktorand/in oder Post-Doktorand/in)   
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Germany)
          Job: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Post-Doc)   
Helmut-Schmidt-University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany)
          Conference: CESifo Area Conference on the Economics of Digitization   
on November 3, 2017 in Munich, Germany
          German tourist found dead at Indonesian volcano   
Klaus Wolter, 48, who lives in Singapore, went missing last Wednesday after telling the hotel he was staying at that he wanted to trek up Mount Sibayak.
          2011, siamo nemmeno a Pasqua e sto gia' stressata.   
Questo backlog e' ormai diventato uno scherzo.
Fisso il monitor leggermente perplimuta.
Immaginatemi come Carrie Bradshow, di fronte al suo laptop aperto su una pagina di word processor, che si fa il voice over da sola, scatole da scarpe sparse per le stanza e un bicchiere di Pinot Grigio vicino alla tastiera.
Non sarebbe la verita', ma vabbe', questo passa il convento, accontentatevi.

THE 39 STEPS (07.01.11)
Cominciamo l'anno nuovo con la scoppiettante visita della Valex, e ci fiondiamo subito, con ancora la valigia dietro, a vedere Dianne per un'ultima volta prima del cast change.
Madonna le risate idiote che ci facciamo co' sto show. A non finire.
La aspettiamo per farle un saluto e OMG. Oh. Em. Gi. Quanto era che non parlavamo con Dianne senza un fottio di infoiate urlanti intorno? MILIONI DI ANNI. Mi ero scordata com'e' ciccia. Siamo tutti un po' in lutto perche' Marky non e' riuscito a vederla prima della sua ultima, e noi shippiamo sempre un po' soprattutto quando lei ne parla come se il fatto che non si siano incrociati fosse la delusione piu' grande della sua vita adulta. Bless her. Ci vuole un pochino bene, dai. Finiamo a parlare del marito, del tour che sta facendo con la sua band, di come lei ora e' senza lavoro e finira' a fare la groupie, e si palesa il fatto che Dianne non conosce la differenza tra l'Italia e la Svizzera. Vabbe', non si puo' volere tutto.

LEGALLY BLONDE, MAT AND EVE (08.01.11)
Ma veniamo al vero motivo per la venuta di donna Valex: SHERIDAN SE NE VA. TRAGGGGGEDIA.
No seriously. TRAGGGEDIA.
Alla matinee ci siamo spanciati, al solito. Ne hanno fatte di tutti i colori. Sheridan non ha smesso un attimo di piangere. Persino Bambacione Duncan si e' presentato a sorpresa mimetizzandosi col cast, e anche il tizio che dopo di lui ha fatto Warner, quell'altro fessacchiotto allampanato, mi sfugge il nome..tutti sul palco a farle prendere i colpi. Mettiamoci anche un bacio a sorpresa tra Elle e Enid, tanto per capire che tipo di show hanno fatto sti scemi.
Alla sera ha retto meglio, ma verso la fine era il devasto mio dio, tutti in lacrime, madoh.
Poi aspettiamo, aspettiamo, aspettiamo. E finalmente quando esce e viene aggredita dalle solite teste di cazzo che devono per forza romperle le palle per farsi la foto (MA DICO IO PROPRIO ADESSO) siamo riuscite a farci notare, ed e' stato un attimo, un OMG IT'S YOU di sollievo nel vedere una faccia nota, un abbraccio veloce nel marasma di SHERIDAN ONE MORE PICTURE SHERIDAN SHERIDAN ONE MORE, un 'you guys were brilliant' sussurrato nell'orecchio mentre mi si appende al collo. Ma non io a lei, e' LEI che l'ha detto a noi. E' matta. Completamente. Dovreste sentire lo squeal che ha fatto quando ha visto che Valex le aveva portato i biscotti delle Dolomiti. Si e' cappottata. Matta vi dico.
La fine di un'era. Tristenji.

Donna Valex riparte alla volta di casa, e anche io mi concedo una breve pausa Italiana, a suon di piatti cucinati da mamma e giri intorno alla citta' trascinata da mia cugina che come sente la parola SALDI si butta giu' dalle scale per la fretta di arrivare al primo negozio.

Ritorno in tempo per vedere l'ultima impresa di Paoletto lo Speziale al Garrick:

LANCE HORNE: FIRST THINGS LAST (30.01.11)
Solito giovane compositore che ci delizia con le sue canzonette, gia' performate con Paoletto e Julie al Lincoln Centre di NYC. Un paio carine, un paio da ribaltarsi, un paio da dimenticare. Non terribile, di certo meglio di Scott Alan che veramente guarda, nemmeno regalato. In confronto Lance e' un genio.
Andiamo fondamentalmente perche' Paoletto ha portato come al solito la sua intera rubrica telefonica: Julie, la Wad, CJ, Alan Cumming, Graham Norton, Meow Meow, Emma Williams, Alex Silber, Norm Lewis. Gli ultimi stronzi arrivati, insomma.
Abbiamo riso parecchio, piu' che altro perche' sono un gran banda di cazzoni, Wad inclusa (che ha cantanto una canzone che ha aperto le cateratte del Nilo e ridotto il teatro ad una valle di lacrime).

LESLIE JORDAN: MY TRIP DOWN THE RED CARPET (02.02.11)
Il mitico Beverly Leslie di Will & Grace fa un one man show, andiamo a vedere di che si tratta.
Praticamente il nano piu' gay di tutta Hollywood e dintorni ci racconta la sua infanzia, i suoi inizi nel mondo della tv, gli aneddoti dei suoi co-protagonisti (Fay Dunaway, George Clooney, Mark Harmon), la sua famiglia, il suo coming out, il suo self-omofobismo autodistruttivo, l'alcolismo e la dipendenza da droghe varie.
Onesto e brutale e da sentirsi male dal ridere.

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL (08.02.11)
SONO TORNATI OMFGAJKDHAKJS!!!!!111!!!ONEELEVENTYONE!!ONE!! Ci buttiamo a capofitto in una nuova avventura improvvisata, 60 minuti di delirio puro. Stavolta vediamo PIRAHNARAMA - THE MUSICAL, il delirio di due cantanti d'opera lirica che tentano di salvare la misteriosa foresta amazzonica con l'aiuto di uno sciamano, due immigrati messicani e un albero magico in mezzo a un lago infestato di pirahnas. AKJSDAFKLSDH.
Non ci sono parole. Ci siamo spisciati. Peccato solo che gli Scoobies se lo siano perso :( (ah tra l'altro i due protagonisti erano di nuovo i due di Going Down, e GODDAMNIT LI SHIPPOOOOOOO XDDDD)

SECRET CINEMA presents: THE RED SHOES @ LONDON DOCKLANDS (17.02.11)
Facciamo anche questa cosa super hipster, ovvero comprare biglietti per un film che finche' non ti presenti li' non sai che film e'.
Ti dicono come vestirti (late anni '40 in questo caso) e la localita' e l'ora segreta (Wapping Station, 6.15pm) e tu ti presenti e ci sono un fottio di attori in costume che ti immergono nel film, letterlamente. Ti prendono dalla stazione e in carovana ti portano al luogo della proiezione (The Tobacco Dock, in questo caso, un ex magazzino per tabacco dell'800 che viene ora utilizzato come centro convegni o per party aziendali) dove sei improvvisamente a Covent Garden, intorno all'Opera House, l'anno e' il 1947, gli studenti e gli artisti vibrano intorno agli stands di popcorns al caramello e fish & chips nel cartoccio arrotolato, c'e' da fare e vedere ed esplorare ed ecco che arriva il Signor Lermontov, del Ballet Lermontov, con il suo seguito di segretarie e portaborse e ballerine, e finalmente mi si accende una lampadina nel cervello e capisco che stiamo per vedere Scarpette Rosse. ASKLJFHALKDH. Gioia, gaudio e tripudio. ADDDORO Scarpette Rosse.
Gli attori, sempre in parte, kinda mettono in scena scene del film, c'e' un'esibizione finale e poi ti guidano alla sala assegnata (nominata come un teatro del West End) e, tra gli applausi e i popcorn nel sacchetto a righine come in Dumbo, ti gusti questo spettacolo di film in tutta la sua gloria rimasterizzata e restaurata.



Piango calde lacrime da cinefila incallita. Questo e' solo uno della serie di film che hanno fatto sinora, tra i quali Blade Runner a Canary Wharf, Bugsy Malone al Troxy, Ghostbusters al Lawrence Hall, Qualcuno volo' sul nido del cuculo in un vero manicomio, e un bellissimo Lawrence D'Arabia ad Alexandra Palace.
Se siete in giro quando ne fanno uno, buttateci un occhio, potete registrarvi QUI e vi fanno sapere quando ne cominciano ad organizzare uno nuovo, in ogni caso tendono a farlo ogni 3/4 mesi. Ne vale la pena.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (18.02.11)
Andiamo con TUTTO il booth a vedere l'ennesima zozzeria del Lord. Non si faceva una carovana di colleghi cosi' dai tempi di Paint Never Dries, e sappiamo come e' andata a finire quella volta. Non ho seguito molto devo essere onesta, perche' Wayne poco prima del sipario mi sussurra 'guarda chi c'e' seduto a 4 sedili di distanza?' e KAJLSFHLADHSKJDHA E' JOSEFINA. Col moroso e una ragazzina quattordicenne che sembra essere parente di lui (una figlia? una nipote? Oibo', era abbastanza una scassacazzi..), aveva i capelli stirati come Aeryn Sun e maglia aderente e jeans superskinny e tacco 12 TUTTO NERO OMFG. Non ci ho capito piu' un cazzo, mi dovete perdonare.
La produzione mi e' sembrata costosa e caciarona, come tutto quello che fa il Lord. Danielle un po' una delusione, dopo aver tifato forsennatamente per lei per tutto il reality..il povero cane strattonato a destra e a manca che si mangiava pezzi di set era piu' entertaining del pagliaccio che faceva lo Spaventapasseri. E Hannah. OH, HANNAH. WTF.
Hanno tentato talmente tanto di diversificarsi dalle precedenti versioni di questo show, dal film e da Wicked, che i vestiti di Glinda e Elphaba (LOL, mi rifiuto di chiamarla in qualunque altro modo..) sono uan vomitata di glitter e taffetta'. Glinda figuratevela come un ricciolo di panna montata spruzzata dalla lattina, ma invece di essere bianca, era blu scuro glitteroso. Elphaba era..boh. Einstein in gonna e colorato di verde? Seriously. Nemmeno il cappello a punta, i capelli sono arricciati a punta nel primo atto e sparati in tutte le direzioni nel secondo. MAH. Ovviamente la Wad ha piu' personalita' di tutti gli altri messi assieme, quindi da sola regge l'intero show, viene appesa ai cavi costantemente (oscillando anche un po', non vi dico le risate..) e la sua canzone non faceva schifo..
Ah, e Michael Crowford. LULZ.
Sti cazzi. Io uscendo mi sono fatta tre gloriosi gradini gomito a gomito con Josefina, cosa altro cazzo volete che mi ricordi.
Un paio di minuti di chiaccherata con la Wad che come al solito ci mette na vita a cambiarsi, na vita e mezza a togliersi il verde, e' assediata di cacciatori di autografi, attempati signori americani e OMFG KAJSA HAMMARLUND CHE DI TUTTE LE SERE CHE POTEVA TROVARSI A PASSARE, PROPRIO QUELLA SERA, 'TACCI SUA.
Vabbe', tanto non parliamo mai di cose relative allo show, manco mi ricordo che abbiamo detto. O meglio delirato. Si e' fatta una nuova borsa di Mischa Barton. Interessa a qualcuno oltre che a me? No? I didn't think so.

FLARE PATH (07.03.11)
E finalmente di nuovo Shezza! Allora parto dicendo che mi aspettavo un polpettone di guerra tragico che non finisce mai, e invece ci siamo ammazzati dal ridere. E finisce anche super bene. Ellamado'! Troppa grazia sant'antonio! Sheridan come al solito si porta lo show da sola sulle tenere spallucce, non proietta bene la voce quindi si fatica a sentirla, ma da sola (lei e il tizio che fa il marito nello show) si prendono tante di quelle risate di cuore che ho smesso di contarle. E piange, povera stella. Piange a fiumi e tu piangi con lei, piccola cucciola. DIO ME LA MANGEREI.
Tentiamo di vederla dopo, siamo io e Sabrina, e se vi dico che siamo state quasi travolte da l'orda di paparazzi quando e' uscita Sienna Miller, credetemi non esagero. Siamo vive per puro culo. Sienna sale in macchina e se li porta tutti dietro, mi giro verso la stage door e Sheridan e' appesa alla finestra, con solo gli occhi che spuntano, e' terrorizzata, mi guarda sgranando gli occhi e ci facciamo ciao con la manina.
Mi ha spezzato il cuore vederla cosi'.
Aspettiamo che Wyn (SI. LUI. IL GROSSO GRASSO UOMO PELATO DI WICKED) la vada a recuperare dentro la stage door, aspettiamo l'assalto dei fans weird e dei paparazzi (che accecano lei, noi, Wyn, l'autista della sua macchina, chiunque, non gli importa un cazzo) e ci abbracciamo forte. E come fa sempre, mi dice tutto quello che mi deve dire quando mi sta ancora ancorata al collo (in punta di piedi, perche' sono tipo due teste piu' alta di lei, cicciola..). Parliamo brevemente, scopro anche che non sta bene, ha un po' di raffreddore (non l'avrei mai detto vedendola in scena, ma si vede che e' stanca), ci salutiamo in fretta e la lasciamo andare a riposarsi.
Faccio in tempo ad arrivare a casa rimuginando col mio esprit de l'escalier, le cose non dette e perche' diavolo mi sono presentata a mani vuote manco du' Abbracci o du' Pan di Stelle che diamine! che guardo il cellulare e SCOPRO CHE SHERIDAN MI HA TWITTATO. Per dirmi che mannaggia che sia stato cosi' breve, and it was lovely to see me. E si e' scusata. AKLSJDHKLFHA GESU, GIUSEPPE, MARIA E IL CAMMELLO. Vi giuro mi e' venuto da piangere. Le voglio un bene non quantificabile.

E domenica scorsa si e' portata a casa un bel capoccione di Sir Lawrence Olivier con la sua palandranina bronzea da Richard V, con sotto scritto 'Best Actress in a Musical: SHERIDAN SMITH'.



Fuck yeah.
          Backlog Part 1   
Tutto quel casino che ho fatto e alla fine ci sono andata, a vedere l'anniversario di Les Mis all'O2 con Zio Martin.
Che drama queen, che sono..
Ho detto di si perche' se dicevo di no rischiavo che non mi avrebbe mai offerto piu' niente. La logistica del tutto e' stata cotta e mangiata sul momento.

LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY @ O2 (03.10.10)
Mi catapulto ottocento ore prima just in case, e ho fatto bene perche' poi ci ho messo vent'anni a trovare Martin. L'O2 e' bello grosso, e lui da le direzioni peggio di mia madre.
A fatica raggiungo la fine dei ristoranti dove c'e' uno slargo immenso pieno di gente che va e viene (e' appena finita la matinee), siamo al telefono e ci facciamo la simpatica scenetta del 'mi vedi? io non ti vedo, come sei vestito?' e lui fa 'Sono quello che gira in tondo, weeeeee!' e vedo un deficente nel mezzo dello slargo che gira su se stesso a braccia aperte. LOL. Ma lol forte.
Ci corriamo incontro a rallenty come due idioti, mi da i biglietti, veniamo importunati da una vecchietta che voleva sapere dov'era il bagno e ha attaccatto un pippone che non finiva piu', ci salutiamo e passo ore ad aspettare Kat e Vicky (che venivano comunque per fatti loro per vedere Gina Beck) che pensano bene di presentarsi con tutta calma a dieci minuti dall'inizio dello show, perdere una vita intera al cash machine e poi farmi ingozzare per mangiare qualcosa per cena. Il biglietto extra, visto che la Moglie non poteva venire, l'ho dato a Monica che, nonostante avesse da fare nel pomeriggio, e' arrivata con largo anticipo e gia' mangiata. Applauso.
Lo show e' stato..wow.
Tutti bravi tutti belli. Tranne il Jonas Brother che era imbarazzante e ho davvero creduto che gli avessero staccato il microfono, aveva due sputi di fiato. Un cane atroce.
Alfie bravissimo Valjean, Norm FUCKING Lewis immenso Javert (madonna che figone che e'..), Sam Barks, a cui avevo tirato i pomodori quando voleva diventare una Nancy (vi ricordate? Era quella che aveva fatto cambiare il nome della Isle of Mann?), a dir poco incredibile come Eponine, voce pazzesca, l'intero O2 ammutolito.
Il tizio di Little Britain come Thernadier disgustoso il giusto, Earl Carpenter come Bishop (!!), ogni tanto intravedo Jon Robyns nell'ensamble, su nel coro (una masnada di attori del West End in tshirt con sopra Cosette) c'e' gente come Cassie Compton PrettyPretty, Andy Mace, Tracy Bennett, praticamente chiunque sia mai stato in Les Mis..
E alla fine il cast del Barbican, il cast che ha performato or ora e il cast del Queen's, tutti in tiro a cantare One Day More, si separano tipo Mar Rosso e lasciano entrare il Cast Originale del 1985. SANTA MADREDIDDIO. Se ne e' sceso 'o teatro.
Gli hanno fatto fatto fare un pezzo di canzone anche a loro (lol alla Ruffelle che e' partita shaky e sembrava Cindy Lauper e ha concluso la sua strofa spaccando il culo a tutti gli altri con una nota pazzesca..) e gran finalone coi 4 Valjean (l'originale, quello del Queen's, quello del Barbican e Alfie) fanno un bel Bring Him Home in round che ha sciolto tutti. D'aaaawww.

Speech finale di MacKintosh, Boublil e Shoenberg, tutti commossi, tutti mezzi rintronati (c'hanno pure una certa eta'..), bravi tutti. Applausi.


A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE @ BOLTON (06.10.10, matinee)
Ultima capatina a vedere Streetcar da un'angolazione leggermente diversa, finalmente vediamo piu' della nuca di Boo.
Sempre immensa, sempre un cazzotto allo stomaco. Quando vengono a portare via Blanche c'e' una collutazione, le vogliono mettere la camicia di forza e l'infermiera la sbatte a faccia avanti sul letto, e Boo non fa altro che urlare e piangere e singhiozzare e omfg. Fa un male cane.
Non riusciamo nemmeno a vederla, le lasciamo dei Pan di Stelle alla stage door e andiamo via, un po' meste.

Il 13 e il 20 abbiamo avuto SHERYL CROW, prima all'Hammersmith (dove eravamo sedute davanti a Rachel Tucker, quindi abbiamo bondato in quanto fangirls di Sheryl..) e poi al Dingwalls a Camden. Macello esagerato, talento a pacchi, gnoccaggine acuta (minchia, ha quasi 50 anni. E' una figa inimmaginabile..), ottenuto sia la scaletta che il plettro come da tradizione.

LOVE ON THE DOLE @ BOLTON (15.10.10, matinee)
E ci ritroviamo subito subito sullo stesso treno della Virgin, direzione Manchester.
*sospiro* Play diversa, praticamente stesso cast. Boo stavolta e' sweet e innamorata per i primi due atti, poi la tragedia e diventa un mostro pur di sopravvivere. E Kieran fa il fidanzato tisico che muore alla manifestazione operaia, tanto per cambiare. Sono di un ciccio insieme che mi e' esploso il cuore. Lui e' alto due teste piu' di lei, ad un certo punto le ha messo la propria giacca sulle spalle e l'ha stretta forte e lei e' sparita nell'abbraccio. Oh, my heart. Shippo.
Stavolta la vediamo, la vediamo eccome. Probabilmente e' stato il nostro incontro piu' bello. Nel senso che non sapeva piu' come esprimere quanto era importante il fatto che fossimo venute, e quante insicurezze le abbiamo aiutato a sopprimere, e ad un certo punto si e' tipo lanciata addosso a Manu. Non mi ricordo che le ha detto, ma dev'essere stata la cosa giusta. Abbracci a ripetizione (e gli abbracci di Boo sono..GAH.) baci, strizzate di mano (cioe', ti prende la mano e te la stringe forte..cosi' mentre ci allontaniamo le nostre mani si stanno ancora toccando e rimaniamo ancorate per le dita. Non so se rendo..) e foto perche' quando ci ricapita? Veniamo orrende e la schiacciamo in un crazeball sandwich, ma sti cazzi.
Kieran suggerisce tipo di portarci in macchina alla stazione, noi svicoliamo con maestria perche OMG ti immagini l'awkwardness, e andiamo via sorridendo/piangendo. Come ogni, santa, fottuta, volta. Il sollievo e l'adrenalina si mischiano e mi riducono ad una pozzanghera sul selciato. Ogni volta cerco di descrivere come mi sento, ma e' impossibile. E' complicated. Fate conto che e' piu' o meno come vi sentivate nei confronti della vostra prima cotta. Solo che non passa mai.

AVENUE Q (18.10.10)
Andiamo a vedere Paoletto, e Ave Q che chiude a fine mese, ma in realta' andiamo a parlare di Boo.
Paoletto e' una gran lella, ma ci ama a modo suo. Parliamo di Boo, dei prossimi progetti, di quanto hanno significato lui e Boo per noi in questi 4 anni. Lui ride garrulo. In testa, il vuoto cosmico, ma il cranio e' tappezzato di glitter. Vuoi mettere?
          Germany legalises same-sex marriage, Merkel votes against   
After the law passed, which prompted jubilant proponents to throw confetti in the Bundestag, the German legal code will change to say "marriage is entered into for life by two people of different or the same sex".
          Tour de France 2017: come vederlo in diretta tv e streaming   
Comincia domani il Tour de France 2017 e, come sempre, anche in Italia godrà di un’ampia copertura mediatica. Si parte dalla Germania, da Düsseldorf, dove ieri si è svolta la presentazione delle...
          Comment on Random Friday by Barb   
My point exactly! It seems that the Germans who approved of Hitler are back in some other form... when, oh, when will we have a world without borders where everybody loves and supports everybody else? :(
          -Tuyên bố của Đặc ủy Nhân quyền Bärbel Kofler về việc kết án 10 năm tù đối với blogger nổi tiếng Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh   
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          White House: Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit    
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Со евроголот на Мичел Вејзер во 39’ од финалето на младинското Европско првенство на стадионот во Краков, Германија У21 ја совлада Шпанија У21 и го освои златото.


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The United States men's soccer team finally beat Ghana at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Clint Dempsey scored...


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President Donald Trump will convene a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit of industrial and emerging-market nations in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday, amid swirling allegations about Moscow's role in the 2016 elections.

National security adviser...


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The cockpit electronics market for automotive is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.60% from 2017 to 2022, to reach a market size of USD 51.54 Billion by 2022. The ecosystem of the automotive cockpit electronics market consists of automotive electronics system manufacturers and service providers such as Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Continental AG (Germany), Harman International (U.S), Visteon Corporation (U.S), and Delphi Automotive PLC (U.K). These systems and technologies are supplied to automotive OEMs such as Volkswagen AG (Germany), General Motors (U.S.), Daimler AG (Germany), and others....
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The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security market is expected to grow from USD 10.24 Billion in 2017 to USD 13.88 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. The major vendors in the ICS security market include ABB Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland), AO Kaspersky Lab (Moscow, Russia), BAE Systems, Inc. (Farnborough, UK), Bayshore Networks (Maryland, US), Belden Inc. (Missouri, US), Carbon Black, Inc. (Massachusetts, US), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel), Cisco Systems, Inc. (California, US), Claroty (New York, US), CyberArk Software Ltd (Massachusetts, US), FirEye, Inc. (California, US), Fortinet, Inc. (California, US), General Electric Company (Massachusetts, US), Honeywell International Inc. (New Jersey,US), IBM Corporation (New York, US), Indegy (New York City, US), McAfee LLC (California, US), Nozomi Networks (California, US), Raytheon Company (Massachusetts, US), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Wisconsin, US), Schneider Electrics (Rueil-Malmaison, France), SecurityMatters (Virginia, US), Siemens AG (Munich, Germany), Symantec Corporation (California, US), and Trend Micro (Tokyo, Japan)....
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The HVDC transmission market was valued at USD 6.79 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 11.52 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.31% during the forecast period. Many countries are focusing on innovations and expansions in the existing projects. This factor would increase the demand for HVDC transmission systems in the coming years. Major players operating in the HVDC transmission market are ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), General Electric Co. (US), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)....
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За весь период выпуска машины (с сентября 1943 года по сентябрь 1944 года) было сделано всего 101 екземпляр машины. Бронеавтомобили «Пума» использовались германскими войсками в разведывательных подразделениях танковых и моторизованных дивизий с конца 1943 года и вплоть до 1945 года. Набор Italeri 1/35 Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma достался мне в обмен на одну из первых моих работ в моделизме, а именно Т-34 от Звезды. При первом осмотре набора можно заметить много утяжин, детализация набора низкая. Для сборки модели были докуплены: - фототравление Aber Puma(Sd.Kfz.234/2); - набор антенн Aber R27 - German 1,4m Antenna Rods; - набор габаритных указателей Aber R20 - German Width Indicator For SD.KFZ.234. Модель Пумы от Италери немного не сходится с чертежами, а именно, корпус и башня немного уже чем должны быть на самом деле. По другим параметрам более-менее модель входит в чертежи. Слабая детализация модели потребовала сделать не мало доработок: - были добавлены недостающие заклепки на корпус машины и ствол орудия; - при помощи соды и модельного клея была сделана имитация литой брони на маске пушки; - в переднем бронелисте башни было проделано отверстие под прицел орудия; - на корпус и башню машины были нанесены все сварные швы и имитация резки бронелистов газовым резаком; - в боковых ящиках были сделаны недостающие отверстия; - был сделан антенный ввод и проводка антенны, которая крепится на корпусе; - добавлена проводка к фарам и дымовым гранатометам; - канистры из набора были заменены; - были немного переделаны глушители, выхлопные трубы сделаны из игл для капельницы; - из листового пластика был сделан ящик на корме бронеавтомобиля. После окончания сборки модель была задута акриловой грунтовкой Хо-Ма. После етого был нанесен базовый цвет, постшейдинг и полосы камуфляжа. Далее при поможи «сухой кисти» были высветлены все грани и выступающие части. После нанесения глянцевого лака были нанесены декали из набора, которые я немного изменил (из декали с башенным номером 415 был сделан номер 145). Качество декалей вполне приемлимое. После нанесения еще одного слоя глянцевого лака был сделан фейдинг при помощи масляных красок. Далее была нанесены смывка AK Interactive Dark Brown и сколы. Пылил модель из аерографа при поможи акрилових красок. О том что получилось судить вам.
          ОПЕРАЦИЯ ФАРФОР - СТАТЬЯ 2   
Представляю вашему вниманию статью о сборке модели одного из самых мощных бронеавтомобилей периода Второй мировой войны, а именно Sd.Kfz.234/2, который широко известен под названием «Puma». Машина была создана на базе бронеавтомобиля Sd.Kfz.234 с использованием башни от не пошедшего в серию перспективного легкого разведывательного танка VK 1602 «Leopard». За весь период выпуска машины (с сентября 1943 года по сентябрь 1944 года) было сделано всего 101 екземпляр машины. Бронеавтомобили «Пума» использовались германскими войсками в разведывательных подразделениях танковых и моторизованных дивизий с конца 1943 года и вплоть до 1945 года. Набор Italeri 1/35 Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma достался мне в обмен на одну из первых моих работ в моделизме, а именно Т-34 от Звезды. При первом осмотре набора можно заметить много утяжин, детализация набора низкая. Для сборки модели были докуплены: - фототравление Aber Puma(Sd.Kfz.234/2); - набор антенн Aber R27 - German 1,4m Antenna Rods; - набор габаритных указателей Aber R20 - German Width Indicator For SD.KFZ.234. Модель Пумы от Италери немного не сходится с чертежами, а именно, корпус и башня немного уже чем должны быть на самом деле. По другим параметрам более-менее модель входит в чертежи. Слабая детализация модели потребовала сделать не мало доработок: - были добавлены недостающие заклепки на корпус машины и ствол орудия; - при помощи соды и модельного клея была сделана имитация литой брони на маске пушки; - в переднем бронелисте башни было проделано отверстие под прицел орудия; - на корпус и башню машины были нанесены все сварные швы и имитация резки бронелистов газовым резаком; - в боковых ящиках были сделаны недостающие отверстия; - был сделан антенный ввод и проводка антенны, которая крепится на корпусе; - добавлена проводка к фарам и дымовым гранатометам; - канистры из набора были заменены; - были немного переделаны глушители, выхлопные трубы сделаны из игл для капельницы; - из листового пластика был сделан ящик на корме бронеавтомобиля. После окончания сборки модель была задута акриловой грунтовкой Хо-Ма. После етого был нанесен базовый цвет, постшейдинг и полосы камуфляжа. Далее при поможи «сухой кисти» были высветлены все грани и выступающие части. После нанесения глянцевого лака были нанесены декали из набора, которые я немного изменил (из декали с башенным номером 415 был сделан номер 145). Качество декалей вполне приемлимое. После нанесения еще одного слоя глянцевого лака был сделан фейдинг при помощи масляных красок. Далее была нанесены смывка AK Interactive Dark Brown и сколы. Пылил модель из аерографа при поможи акрилових красок. О том что получилось судить вам. Михаил Русинюк г.Ковель Украина
          Angel in bondage   

Video language: English

Retro film from German freaks in which Mistress Antoinette teaches slave Angela of all the details of subordination.


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1/35 MASTER BOX #3598 - LRDG in Northen Africa Цена: 57 грн. Хорошее качество литья.  Отсутствие утяжин и следов от толкателей. Все лица у фигурок разные. Набор для сборки шести фигур диверсантов службы LRDG (Long Range Desert Group)и одной фигуры Вьетнамца в масштабе 1/35, новинка Днепропетровского производителя стендовых моделей копий MASTER BOX. 1/35 MASTER BOX #3599 - Patroling. Vietnam War Цена: 68 грн. Хорошее качество литья.  Отсутствие утяжин и следов от толкателей. Все лица у фигурок разные. Набор для сборки четырех фигур патрульных США и одной фигуры Вьетнамца в масштабе 1/35, новинка Днепропетровского производителя стендовых моделей копий MASTER BOX. 1/72 AMODEL #72172 - Сборная пластиковая модель вертолета Миля Ми-10 / Mil Mi-10 Цена: 359 грн. О модели : Набор для сборки мастшабной модели копии советского вертолета МИЛ МИ-10 в масштабе 1/72 от украинской фирмы AMODEL. О прототипе : Ми-10 (Harke по классификации НАТО, обозначение ростовского-на-дону завода — «изделие 60») — военный транспортный вертолёт (летающий кран), развитие Ми-6. Разработан в 1961—1964 годах, принят на вооружение в 1963 году. Серийно производился на Ростовском вертолётном заводе. 1/72 AMODEL #72160-01 - Антонов Ан-24T / Antonov An-24T Phoenix Aviation Цена: 319 грн. Рейтинг товара: Качество литья: Простота сборки: Соответствие оригиналу: О модели : Набор для сборки мастшабной модели копии советского самолета АН-24 в масштабе 1/72 от украинской фирмы AMODEL. О прототипе : Ан-24 (по кодификации НАТО: Coke — «Кока») — пассажирский турбовинтовой самолёт для линий малой и средней протяжённости. Дальность полёта: 2000 км. Крейсерская скорость: 450 км/ч. Максимальная взлётная масса: 21 т. Оснащён двумя турбовинтовыми двигателями АИ-24 2 серии, АИ-24Т (Ивченко) с воздушным винтом АВ-72, АВ-72Т изменяемого шага. Ан-24 выпускался с 1959 по 1979 год. Было выпущено более 1000 таких самолётов, более 300 эксплуатируются. 1/72 AMODEL #72131 - МИЛ МИ 6. ПОЗДНИЙ Цена: 305 грн. О модели : Набор для сборки мастшабной модели копии советского вертолета МИЛ МИ-6 в масштабе 1/72 от украинской фирмы AMODEL. О прототипе : Ми-6 (по классификации НАТО — Hook) — тяжёлый военный транспортный вертолёт. Первый полёт состоялся 5 июня 1957 года. Строился с 1964 года на Ростовском вертолётном заводе крупной серией как в военном, так и в народохозяйственном вариантах. На этом вертолёте лётчик-испытатель Н. Б. Лешин установил мировой рекорд скорости, который был отмечен Вертолётным Обществом США. Два мировых рекорда при испытании вертолёта Ми-6 были установлены лётчиком-испытателем Б. К. Галицким. ВЕСЬ АССОРТИМЕНТ AMODEL 1/35 ZVEZDA #3618 - Советские санитары / Soviet Medical Personnel WWII Цена: 59 грн. Отличное продолжение серии миниатюр 1/35. Высочайшая детализация достигнута благодаря технологии 3D- моделирования. В годы Великой Отечественной войны советские медики возвращали в строй более 72% раненных солдат.Если эти проценты представить в абсолютных цифрах, то получится 17 млн. человек! В три раза больше, чем численность всей Красной Армии в 1941 году. Во многом столь успешный результат был достигнут благодаря самоотверженной работе санитаров, санинструкторов и военфельдшеров непосредственно на поле боя, ведь чем скорее удавалось доставить солдата сначала на сборный пункт первичной медицинской обработки, а потом и в госпиталь, тем больше было у него шансов выжить. 1/72 ZVEZDA #6158 - 88-мм зенитное орудие FLAK 36/37 / German Heavy Anti AirCraft Gun Flak 36/37 Товар 603 из 603 категории 1/72 БТТ Цена: 59 грн. Рейтинг товара: Качество литья: Простота сборки: Соответствие оригиналу: Набор, который будет интересен и моделистам и игрокам. Качество от мирового лидера. Фигурки состоят из нескольких деталей, что дает возможно придать лучшую детализацию моделям. Все фигурки могут быть установлены на отрядной подставке для игры, а для коллекционеров и моделистов фигурки могут быть установлены на индивидуальные подставки. Набор состоит из четырех уникальных фигур, каждая из которых имеет свой индивидуальный внешний вид. Немецкое зенитное орудие Flak 8.8 считается одним из лучших орудий Второй мировой войны. Оно использовалось не только против воздушных целей, но и в качестве противотанкового орудия. Flak 8.8 послужило основой, при создании новых немецких танков и по праву считалось самым мощным танковым орудием. В игре ArtofTactic тяжелая зенитка Flak 8.8 будет отличным оборонительным орудием, которое будет долгое время сдерживать противника и будет хорошим противовесом самым мощным танкам. 1/144 AMODEL #1456 - Антонов Ан-14 / Antonov An-14 Цена: 89 грн. О модели: Набор для сборки мастшабной модели копии советского самолета АН-14 "пчелка" в масштабе 1/144 от украинской фирмы AMODEL. 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          31.03.2013 ОБЗОР НОВЫХ НАБОРОВ ЦВЕТОВОЙ МОДУЛЯЦИИ   
Acrylicos Vallejo - запустили в серию новые наборы цветовой модуляции для бронетехники предназначенные в первую очередь для распыления аэрографом. С 90х годов VALLEJO выпускает одни из самых лучших акриловых красок для масштабного моделизма, вот и сегодня компания компания не останавливается на достигнутом ассортименте, а постоянно выпускает новые, инновационные продукты для моделистов, которые значительно облегчают работу и поднимают качество и реалистичность на новый уровень! Серия состоит из красок и химии для везеринга. Если все использовать в нужной последовательности, как указано в красочной инструкции на задней части коробки, то вы получите шикарную модель, с нужными контрастами, высветлениями, тенями и прочим. На данный момент в серии 4 набора красок, каждый для определенных моделей и 2 набора для их доработки (везеринга). Все краски MODEL AIR, отлично распыляются из аэрографа, их не нужно растворять. Отлично ложаться на модель. Сначала красим базовым зеленым, затем высветляем более светлым, благодаря чему и создается контраст. Краски качественные ими очень легко пользоваться! Ассортимент наборов : VALLEJO #78406 - ЦВЕТОВАЯ МОДУЛЯЦИЯ ДЛЯ ВЕЗЕРИНГА ЗЕЛЕНЫХ МОДЕЛЕЙ. 7шт. Х 8мл. VALLEJO #78405 - ЦВЕТОВАЯ МОДУЛЯЦИЯ ДЛЯ ВЕЗЕРИНГА ЖЕЛТЫХ И СЕРЫХ МОДЕЛЕЙ. 7шт. Х 8мл. VALLEJO #78402 - ЦВЕТОВАЯ МОДУЛЯЦИЯ US ARMY OLIVE DRAB. 6шт. Х 8мл. VALLEJO #78403 - ЦВЕТОВАЯ МОДУЛЯЦИЯ РУССКИЙ ЗЕЛЕНЫЙ 4БО. 6шт. Х 8мл VALLEJO #78401 - ЦВЕТОВАЯ МОДУЛЯЦИЯ GERMAN DARK YELLOW (DUNKELGELB) 6шт. Х 8мл. VALLEJO #78400 - ЦВЕТОВАЯ МОДУЛЯЦИЯ GERMAN DARK GREY (DUNKELGRAU). 6шт. Х 8мл Все наборы уже доступны в нашем магазине! Взято с armorama.com
          03.06.2013 ICM: OPEL ADMIRAL 1/24   
Отечественный производитель моделей ICM анонсировал вторую по счету модель в масштабе 1/24. Легковой автомобиль периода второй мировой войны. 24021 - Admiral Cabriolet, WWII German Passenger Car Качество литья, деталировка, копийность и прочее, думаем, как и у всех остальных моделей ICM будет отличным! так что остается только ждать поступления новинки в продажу!
          Monika Herrmann - Eine unerschrockene Berliner Pflanze   
Monika Herrmann (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Bezirksbürgermeisterin von Berlin-Kreuzberg (dpa / picture alliance / Bernd von Jutrczenka)Monika Herrmann ist eine unerschrockene Frau. Die grüne Bezirksbürgermeisterin von Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Berlin weicht Auseinandersetzungen nie aus. Die Diplom-Politologin ist in Berlin-Neukölln geboren und aufgewachsen.

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          For sale - Vintage 1970s wrestling singlet Red M Logo olympic... - Auction   

Cleveland 4163, Australia
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          02.10.2013 В наличии модели "мышей". (нем. танк MAUS)   
Сейчас, в наличии на складе нашего магазина редкие модели немецкого танка MAUS! В наличии коллекционные модели знаменитого танка(собранные и аккуратно покрашены): 1/72 EASY MODEL #36205 - "MOUSE"Tank-German Army - 139грн. 1/72 EASY MODEL #36203 - "MOUSE"Tank-German Army - 132грн. 1/72 EASY MODEL #36204 - "MOUSE"Tank-German Army - 132грн. А так же сборная пластиковая модель от PEGASUS в масштабе 1/72: Количество деталей и их качество сопоставимо с масштабом 1/35 Металлический ствол в наборе. 1/72 PEGASUS #7501 - German Maus Tank. ДВЕ ШТУКИ В НАБОРЕ. - 179грн. Купить сейчас!
          Offer - 12FT Family Gardon Amuement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Inside (6 Leg - 12 Pole) - Chinautla   
Funny outdoor trampoline, round shapeMax user weight: 150kgs Various color, design and size Easy to assemble with instructions and tools included.Suitable for children and adultsWelcome OEM and ODMPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 12FTApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201412FT-6W-12P 12FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ366 cm, Height 85 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 12Ø 42*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 6 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 12Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø3180mm, 72 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 72 Φ22*L165mm (Φ3.0*38N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 12FT Enclosure   (Total Height 250 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 12 Φ28*1.2mm      12 upper pole + 12 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3)'8' shaped Clamp 12×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 8FT New Round Spring Trampoline With Curved Poles - Chinautla   
Max. User Weight: 100KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 2014Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thick8FT-3W-6P 8FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ244 cm, Height 51 cm) (Max. User Weight 100 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 6Ø  38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 3 Ø  38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 6Ø  38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø 2020mm, 48 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 48 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 8FT Enclosure  (with Fiberglass rod on Top, curving pole) (Total Height 216 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS Net (with fiberglass rod) 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type with sleeve on top, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole      (Curving Pole) 6 Φ28*1.2mm      6 upper pole + 6 lower pole, each wrapped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) Optional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 8FT New Round Spring Fiberglass Rod Trampoline - Chinautla   
Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 8FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 2014Optional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FT8FT-3W-6P 8FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ244 cm, Height 51 cm) (Max. User Weight 100 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 6Ø 38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 3 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 6Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø2020mm, 48 V-rings,  circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 48 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 8FT Enclosure  (with Fiberglass rod on Top, Straight Pole) (Total Height 216 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS Net (with fiberglass rod) 1PE, Height 165 cmBlack colour, Inside type with sleeve on top, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole  (Curving Pole) 6 Φ28*1.2mm  6 upper pole + 6 lower pole, each wrapped by  blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 10FT Family Gardon Amusement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Outside - Chinautla   
10FT (305cm) Trampoline is the most popular size in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Czech Republic. Quick Details4 Legs (Ø 38*1.5mm)8 Top Rails (Ø 38*1.5mm)8 Poles (Φ28*1.2mm) Jumping Mat(8 rows stitching with strong thread) with 64 V-rings64 pcs heavy duty galvanized springsFrame Pad: 310g PVC + 14mm EPE + 130g PESafety Net: Black PE with PE sleeve.Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 10FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201410FT-4W-8P 10FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ305 cm, Height 65 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 8Ø38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 4 Ø38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 8Ø38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/²,Ø2630mm, 64 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 64 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/² PE 10FT Enclosure   (Total Height 230 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Outside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 8 Φ28*1.2mm      8 upper pole + 8 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3) Clamp 8×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 10FT Family Gardon Amusement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Inside - Chinautla   
Creates a fun jumping experience without limiting visibilityEnsures maximum safety by connecting The Net between the pad and jumping matHighly durable Polyethylene-Quality Safety Net and easy to installDual closure entry with zipper and bucklesMaterial: Heavy Duty Premium Polypropylene Mesh Material has 8 row stitching.UV-resistant, Water & Fade Resistant MatQuick DetailsPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 10FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201410FT-4W-8P 10FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ305 cm, Height 65 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 8Ø 38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 4 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 8Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø2630mm, 64 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 64 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 10FT Enclosure   (Total Height 230 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 8 Φ28*1.2mm      8 upper pole + 8 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3) Clamp 8×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 16FT New Round Spring Trampoline For Sale - Chinautla   
Optional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTQuick DetailsPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 16FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201416FT-6W-12P 16FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ487 cm, Height 96 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 12Ø 42*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 6 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 12Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø4330mm, 108 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 108 Φ24*L178mm (Φ3.1*40N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 16FT Enclosure  (with Fiberglass rod on Top, curving pole) (Total Height 276 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS Net (with fiberglass rod) 1PE, Height 180 cm    Black colour, Inside type with sleeve on top, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole      (Curving Pole) 12 Φ28*1.2mm      12 upper pole + 12 lower pole, each wrapped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 36'' Trampoline - Chinautla   
This 36 inch small trampoline is ideal for both children and adults. It can provide a great way to keep fit and lots of fun. It helps to improve your coordination, balance and agility, trims and shapes your legs, and burn calories while improving your cardiovascular and aerobic fitnessPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 36 InchFrame Height: 21 cm6 legs30 pcs Springs25×25×1.0 mm steel tube, galvanized inside and outsidePVC pad with foamPacking Szie: 83 * 5.5 * 83 cm (6.5/7.5KG)Optional Size: 36 inch, 38 inch, 40 inch, 48 inchTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: PVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 40'' Trampoline - Chinautla   
Fun for your little kids, the little kids will be on and off it all day today!! Just jump, fold up, and jump again!Some assembly required for the legs and bar. The bar comes with a foam coated on the top so the kids have a firm grip. the protective cover is a nice touch, Springs are tight and lets the kids jump higher when they apply more force, It came with all the pieces, screws, and tools you need to assembleOptional Size: 36 inch, 38 inch, 40 inch, 48 inchSize: 38 InchFrame Height: 21 cm6 legs32 pcs  88 mm Springs25×25×1.0 mm steel tube, galvanized inside and outsidePVC pad with foamPacking Szie: 97 × 5.5 × 97 cm (7.5/8.5KG)Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: PVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 54'' Trampoline - Chinautla   
Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 54 InchFrame Height: 25 cm10 supporting legs42 galvanized springs25×25×1.0 mm steel tube, galvanized inside and outsidePVC pad with foamWith 10 poles and soft terylene netPacking Size: 138×5.5×138 cm (12/14KG)Optional Size: 36 inch, 38 inch, 40 inch, 48 inchHeavy-duty steel frame with rust-resistant finish and rubber feet Heavy-duty, fade resistant polypropylene mesh fabric mat, water-proof & UV-resistant Durable water-proof pad filled with foam, reinforced impact protection Net enclosure is made of weatherproof and UV resistant materialPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 12FT Family Gardon Amuement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Inside (6 Leg - 6 Pole) - Chinautla   
Bouncing around on a safe trampoline puts more than just a smile on the kids' faces. It's a great child-minder, and a secret health kick, without the little ones even knowing about it!But a trampoline is even more than that. It's what so many child and adulthood memories are made on. Size: 12ft (3.66m)Height: 85cmLegs: 6Springs: 72 pcsFrame: 38mmSteel Thickness: 1.5mmPadding: PVC upper, PE lower, UV treatedPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Max. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201412FT-6W-6P 12FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ366 cm, Height 85 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 12Ø 42*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 6 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 12Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m² ,Ø3180mm, 72 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 72 Φ22*L165mm (Φ3.0*38N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m²  PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m²  PE 12FT Enclosure   (Total Height 250 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 6 Φ28*1.2mm      6 upper pole + 6 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3)'8' shaped Clamp 6×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          SCOTT BAURICHTER - PORTLAND ND - Saturday July 29th, 2017 - Berg Auction Service   
Collectible Auction - PORTLAND ND - Saturday July 29th, 2017 - Berg Auction Service | HARLEY DAVIDSON1950 Harley Pan head complete and runs 48 52 side car frame 1974 350 sport 250 mx 175 mx Plus Several other AMF Harley Davidson bikes 78 79 Sportsters Lots of bike parts Lots of Harley 45 parts OTHER MOTORCYCLES1967 650 Triumph 250 Trophy Honda dream 160 cub 50 Yamaha XS 650 71 SL 100 Honda Suzuki 185 Plus lot more and lots of parts MG2 MG Roadsters Enough parts to build 2 of them with new sheet metal and fresh overhauled engine GUNSGerman Mauser WW11 sniper rifle
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THE BOTTOMLESS BAG/MESHOK BEZ DNA, director Rustam Khamdamov, Russia
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR

YELLOW HEAT/SARI SICAK, director Fikret Reyhan, Turkey
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST ACTOR

SON HYUN-JU ( BOTONGSARAM), Republic of Korea
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST ACTRESS

VERENA ALTENBERGER(DIE BESTE ALLER WELTEN), Germany, Austria
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST FILM OF THE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

THE PARIS OPÉRA/L’OPÉRA, director JEAN-STÉPHANE BRON, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND
 

PRIZE FOR THE BEST FILM OF SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

AMBULANSE, director Sebastian Torngren Wartin, Norway
 

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD CINEMA

FRANCO NERO (Italy)
 

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE CAREER OF ACTING AND DEVOTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF K.STANISLAVSKY'S  SCHOOL

MICHELE PLACIDO (Italy)

 


          Annecy 2017: Award Winners from the 41st Festival   

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The Jury on the beach!

17 Awards for an Eclectic Selection    

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

       

HONORARY CRISTAL

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

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

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

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

 

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OFFICIAL PRIZES

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS

> Commissioned Films

Jury Award

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

Steve Cutts

STEVE CUTTS

USA, UNITED KINGDOM

Cristal for a Commissioned Film

Material World

Anna Ginsburg

STRANGE BEAST

United Kingdom

> TV Series and Specials

Special Distinction for a TV Series

BoJack Horseman "Fish Out Of Water"

Mike Hollingsworth

TORNANTE PRODUCTIONS, LLC

USA

Jury Award for a TV Series

The Man-Woman Case "Wanted"

Anaïs Caura

MY FANTASY / 2 P2L, FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS NOUVELLES ÉCRITURES

France

Cristal for a TV Production

Revolting Rhymes Part One

Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To

MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES

United Kingdom

GRADUATION FILMS

Jury Distinction

Pas à pas

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

ESMA (ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES MÉTIERS ARTISTIQUES)

France

Jury Award

Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight

Sawako Kabuki

TAMA ART UNIVERSITY

Japan

Cristal for a Graduation Film

Sog

Jonatan Schwenk

HFG – HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG OFFENBACH AM MAIN

Germany

OFF-LIMITS SHORT FILMS

"Off-Limits" Award

Dix puissance moins quarante-trois seconde

FRANCIS

MIYU PRODUCTIONS

France

FEATURE FILMS

Audience Award

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

TRADEMARK FILMS, BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS

Poland, United Kingdom

Jury Award

In This Corner of the World

Sunao Katabuchi

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

Japan

Cristal for a Feature Film

Lu Over the Wall

Masaaki Yuasa

SCIENCE SARU INC

Japan

SHORT FILMS

Audience Award

Grandpa Walrus

Lucrèce Andreae

CAÏMANS PRODUCTIONS

France

Jury Distinction

The Ogre

Laurène Braibant

PAPY3D PRODUCTIONS

France

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

The Blissful Accidental Death

Sergiu Negulici

ABIS STUDIO

Romania

Jury Award

Kötü Kiz > Wicked Girl

Ayce Kartal

LES VALSEURS

France, Turkey

Cristal for a Short Film

Min Börda > The Burden

Niki Lindroth Von Bahr

MALADE AB

Sweden

   

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

   

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

 

 

 


          7/1/2017: SPORT: Germany for final   
Germany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic, end-to-end Confederations Cup football semifinal in Sochi, Russia, yesterday. Goretzka struck twice in the first eight...
          Comisia lui Merkel – ascensiunea Germaniei în UE – declinul iremediabil al francezei   
Germana este limba în care discută Angela Merkel și Vladimir Putin. — Unul din aspectele mai puțin evidente ale modificărilor structurale survenite treptat în instituțiile europene este declinul aparent iremediabil al francezei și al influenței Franței și creșterea vertiginoasă a influenței Germaniei. Engleza domnea deja suverană, însă a crescut acum, venind din urmă, o masivă influență germană. […]
          July 11 Vegetarian Cooking Demo and Tasting with The Chubby Vegetarian at Sprouts Farmers Market in East Memphis    
This post and the event it details are both sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market.                                              As always, all opinions are our own. 

Okay, so folks have been asking us when we're doing our next pop-up restaurant in Memphis -- possibly because they remember this $5-an-item TCV menu and set-up at Iris Etc. from one summer a little while ago. We've been working on a couple of fun opportunities, and we hope to share at least one of them with you soon. But right now, we have a pretty immediate way for y'all to let us cook a little something for you. 

Come get the first look at the new Sprouts Farmers Market on Poplar in East Memphis with us on Tuesday, July 11 at 5pm, the evening before the official grand opening of the store! We're going to demo two recipes from our cookbook, The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table (Susan Schadt Press, 2016), let you in on the specific Sprouts brand products that we like to use, and offer samples of two dishes toward the end of the presentation. 

We're so happy that Sprouts is going to have a spot closer to where we live because we're willing to drive out to the ones in Germantown and Bartlett, but this is going to be so much more convenient.  Hope you're as excited as we are to have another option for grocery shopping out east!


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     more details and register for the event at Sprouts HERE



          Mitchell Weiser earns Germany Under-21s Euro 2017 glory   
The Hertha Berlin winger’s 40th-minute winner secured a deserved 1-0 victory in Friday’s final in Krakow.
          Germany power past Mexico to book spot in Confederations Cup final   
Germany started the match on the front foot and needed only six minutes to take the lead.
          ‘13 Minutes’ Is a Gripping Melodrama about a Lost Hero of the Resistance    
In November of 1939— three years before University of Munich students began the White Rose non-violent opposition against the Nazis and five years before a group of his officers conspired to assassinate Hitler— a young carpenter from the rural Brenz Valley in Southern Germany made a violent one-man stand against evil.
          Un nouveau mécanisme de contrôle de la pluripotence dans l'embryon (Techno-Science)   
Dans le très jeune embryon, les cellules naissent dans un état pluripotent avant de s'engager progressivement dans de multiples lignages au sein des trois feuillets germinaux, ectoderme, mésoderme,...
          Onleaks: Er det her iPhone 8?   
Vi nærmer os præsentationen af den næste iPhone, og selvom vi lige skal have overstået sommerferien, har den kendte twitterprofil @Onleaks i samarbejde med TigerMobiles deres bud klar.
          Germany passes law against online hate speech   
BERLIN (AP) -- German lawmakers approved a bill on Friday aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks, which critics say could have drastic consequences for free speech online....
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          [wanabidii] News Digest: Live updates: India braces for GST rollout   
THE TIMES OF INDIA
Friday, June 30, 2017
Today's Headlines

Live updates: India braces for GST rollout

Will buy AI only if profitable for us: IndiGo president
"Let me be very clear that if it is not profitable and does not add value to our employees, customers and shareholders, we will not embark on this journey," IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh wrote in a mail to staff on Air India acquisition bid.

Debt-hit RCom seeks to give up Rs 340 cr worth spectrum

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'Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather'
Comparing two 20-year periods -- 1960-79 and 1991-2010 -- between which average global temperatures jumped 0.5 C (0.9 F), scientists found that the hottest summer temperatures increased by more than 1 degree C across a quarter of Earth's land areas, while the coldest winter temperatures warmed by more then 2.5 degree C.

Ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 2100: Study
Ice-free areas may increase in Antarctica by 25 per cent due to climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent's biodiversity, a study warns. They found the melting ice could create up to 17,000 square kilometre of new ice-free area across Antarctica.

Rare Siamese crocodile eggs found in Cambodia
Conservationists have found a nest with 19 eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles. It is boosting hopes for species threatened by poachers and habitat loss. Researchers believe only 400 adults still exist in the wild, the baby crocodiles will be raised at a conservation centre

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Europe to meet US plea for more troops to Afghanistan
European allies pledged more troops to support Afghanistan's hard-pressed military on Thursday but left details on numbers vague until the United States clarifies its new strategy to break a stalemate with the Taliban.

Washington plans $1.42 bn arms sale to Taiwan
The State Department said the package included technical support for early warning radar, high speed anti-radiation missiles, torpedoes and missile components. The US is the sole arms supplier to Taiwan, which China deems its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring the self-ruled island under its control.

German parliament legalises same-sex marriage
Germany's parliament voted by a wide margin to legalise same-sex marriage. The parliament voted by 393 votes in favour of same-sex marriage to 226 against. Chancellor Angela Merkel freed members of her ruling conservative bloc to follow their personal conscience rather than the party line.

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Nasa rocket releases artificial colourful clouds
Nasa has finally launched a sounding rocket that created artificial colourful clouds that were visible from New York to North Carolina. The artificial clouds were launched to track particle motions in space. The rocket was delayed many times over the last 30 days.

In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy

NASA's quieter supersonic jet closer to reality
The US space agency completed the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

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GST sale: 12 hot deals on smartphones, TVs and more

Comparison: Honor 9 vs Honor 8
Comparison: Honor 9 vs Honor 8

Apple iPhone turns ten: 7 little-known facts about the smartphone
Apple fans, one of your most-loved devices has turned 10. It was 10 years ago that the original iPhone hit stores on June 29, 2007 in the US. Here are some not-so-known facts about one of the world's 'favourite' smartphone.

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Plus III admissions 2017: DHE Odisha declares first selection list
The Department of Higher Education (DHE) has declared the first selection list for +3 admissions on their official website today.

TS EAMCET seat allotment 2017 result declared

TN govt's new policy of reserving 85% quota for state board students challenged in High Court

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Grains and spices market of APMC remains shut in protest against GST

Train coach wheel derails near Kalyan, Central railway service affected

Mumbai: Aunt arrested for two-year-old's murder
Two days after the body of a two-year-old boy was found in a gunny bag at Malad, the police arrested his aunt on Friday.

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Live blog: Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR

Delhi, Haryana to work together to prevent flooding in Gurugram
Officials from Delhi and Haryana will undertake a joint inspection for assessing silting in the Najafgarh drain over the next two days. This will be done in order to carry out desilting, if required, as part of measures to be taken up to prevent flooding in Gurgaon, that created a havoc last year.

Video: Delhi wakes up to fresh morning showers
Fresh spells of rain lashed the national capital on Friday morning.

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Video: Protest-hit Bengaluru Metro covers Hindi signboards

Video: Elderly man held for molesting minor

Sadarame's Kalla is Kannada theatre's superstar
B Jayashree brings alive her grandfather, Gubbi Veeranna’s, timeless character

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Video: Akbaruddin Owaisi attack case: Pahelwan acquitted, 4 others convicted
Six years after the murderous attack on MIM legislator, Akbaruddin Owaisi, a local court in Hyderabad convicted four men and sentenced them to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.Prime accused .

'No mob lynching in my name,' decries Hyderabad

Stink rises in Osmania General Hospital, patients helpless
One of the oldest hospitals in India, the Osmania General Hospital (OGH) presents a dirty picture, replete with filthy wards and stinking toilets.

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Presidential elections: Ram Nath Kovind, Meira Kumar to campaign in Chennai on Saturday
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition parties’ candidate Meira Kumar will be campaigning in Chennai on Saturday.

Medical seat scam: ED attaches four properties of Madhan
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday provisionally attached four immovable properties of B Madhan of Vendhar Movies, who is an accused in the medical seat scam.

Stalin says TN govt won't take any action, whether it is gutka scam or bribe to voters
The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu is facing several accusations but it is not ready to take action against the erring officials and others, said DMK working president M K Stalin on Friday.

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PM Modi inaugurates two water projects for Gujarat farmers

Video: PM releases postal stamp, coin to mark Shrimad Rajchandra's birth anniversary

Cop's son killed in accidental discharge from service gun
According to the police report filed by Darji, when Bhavya was looking for his school notebooks in a drawer in the living room, he came across the service revolver which was loaded.

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Rains lashes Sangam city throwing normal life out of gear

Allahabad University makes online fee deposit mandatory

Roli, Tika to welcome students as primary schools reopen on July 1
In a novel gesture, teachers of Primary and Junior High schools of district would be welcoming both boys and girl students up to class VIIIth by applying `Roli’ or “Tika” on their foreheads as schools are all set to reopen after summer vacations on July 1.

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Asian Athletics Championships: Odisha hires two Mercedes Benz buses from Telangana
The state tourism department has hired two sophisticated Mercedes Benz buses from Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation for movement of delegates during the Asian Athletics Championships.

Shopaholics go on a shopping frenzy over pre-GST discounts

Asian Athletics Championships: Odisha's traditional handloom for flag bearers
Flag bearers at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships will wear traditional handloom saris of Odisha during the opening ceremony of the function. All major varieties of traditional handloom saris will be provided them by Boyanika, official sources said.

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          Confederations Cup, la Germania travolge il Messico 4-1, è in finale   
Fulmineo 1-2 di Goretza, poi segnano Werner e Younes. Domenica gli uomini di Löw affronteranno il Cile che ha eliminato mercoledì il Portogallo ai rigori
          Europei Under 21, Germania campione: battuta la Spagna 1-0   
I tedeschi centrano il titolo per la seconda volta consecutiva. Decisivo un gol di Weiser al 40’
          Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel u-turn   
BERLIN — German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage after a short but emotional debate, bringing the country in line with many of its Western peers. Though Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, she paved the way for its passage by freeing other members of her party to vote their "conscience."

Lawmakers voted 393 for legalizing "marriage for everybody" and 226 against, with four abstentions.

Merkel said Monday that lawmakers could take up the issue as a "question of conscience," allowing members of her conservative coalition, which has been against same-sex marriage, to individually vote for it.

That prompted her center-left rivals to quickly call for a snap vote on the issue, adding it to the agenda Friday on parliament's last regular session before Sept. 24 elections.

While some in Merkel's conservative bloc spoke against the measure, Berlin Christian Democrat Jan-Marco Luczak urged his fellow party members to vote for same-sex marriage.

"It would be absurd to try and protect marriage by preventing people to marry," he told lawmakers.

Many applauded Merkel's comments that opened the way for the vote, but Social Democrat lawmaker Johannes Kahrs noted in the debate that the chancellor had been a longtime opponent of gay marriage.

"Many thanks for nothing," he said bluntly.

Germany has allowed same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships since 2001, but has not granted them full marital rights, which include the possibility to jointly adopt children.

The new law won't take effect for several months because it still needs to pass the upper house of Parliament and be approved by the president, though those are formalities. It is also expected to face legal challenges.

Merkel told reporters after the vote that her vote against the measure was based upon her reading of the country's law concerning marriage and that she did think gay couples should be able to adopt.

Germany's basic law is vague, saying only that "marriage and the family shall enjoy the protection of the state," but Merkel said that for her "marriage as defined by the law is the marriage of a man and a woman."

She added, however, that she stood by her contention that the interpretation was a "question of conscience" and urged all views to be respected.

"It was a long, intensive, and for many also emotional discussion, that goes for me personally too, and I'm hopeful not only that there will be respect for either side's opinions, but that it will also bring about more peace and cohesion in society," she said.

All of Merkel's potential coalition partners after the September election, including the center-left Social Democrats of her challenger, Martin Schulz, have been calling for same-sex marriage to be legalized.

It is not clear whether Merkel thought her Monday comments would prompt such a quick vote, but many analysts have suggested that by opening the door to gay marriage the chancellor removed yet another issue that might have helped her opponents in their campaigns against her.

In nearly 12 years as chancellor, Merkel has moved her party to the center and away from conservative orthodoxy, speeding up Germany's exit from nuclear power and ending military conscription among other moves.


          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion   
PARIS – A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate "ransomware," that may have just been a ruse.

"It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government," Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency's elite cyberwarfare group, said in an online chat. "The 'ransomware' component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one)."

UKRAINE IN PAIN

Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete.

"There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks," said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. "ATMS are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited." He estimated damage in "the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions."

And that's just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. "I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days," said Williams.

In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin's regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine.

Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world's leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation's voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia.

THE MOSCOW CONNECTION

The malicious program, which is known by a variety of names, including NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims' files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment – usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency.

But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000.

Firms including Russia's anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program's authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen.

The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

"Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack," said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine's power grid.

What's most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it caused – much of it within Russia itself. That's highly atypical behavior for nation-states.

ACCOUNTING FOR MALWARE

Williams and other researchers said all evidence indicates that NotPetya was introduced via Ukrainian financial software provider MeDoc. It is one of just two companies in the eastern European nation that supplies required tax software, Zhora said.

Security experts believe MeDoc was the unwitting victim of something akin to a "watering-hole attack," where a malicious program surreptitiously planted at a popular destination infects parties that visit. MeDoc's user base is heavily financial – and includes multinational corporations with offices in Ukraine.

NotPetya was cleverly engineered to spread laterally within Windows networks and across the globe via private network connections. Globally, dozens of major corporations and government agencies have been disrupted, including FedEx subsidiary TNT.

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hit hardest, said Thursday that most of its terminals were running again, though some are operating in a limited way or more slowly than usual.

Problems have been reported across the shippers' global business, from Mobile, Alabama, to Mumbai in India. At Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, several hundred containers could be seen piled up at just two of more than a dozen yards.

"The vessels are coming, the ships are coming, but they are not able to take the container because all the systems are down," trading and clearing agent Rajeshree Verma said. "We are actually in a fix because of all this."


          Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel   
Germany’s national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, the latest act ...
          Germany passes same-sex marriage law   
Germany legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, joining many other Western democracies in granting gay couples full rights, including adoption. The election-year bill was pushed by ...
          Marriage equality moves forward in Germany   
BERLIN — Today, the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany’s parliament, voted to make marriage equality the law of the land. Once the legislation is approved by Bundesrat, the upper house, – which is expected to be a formality – and signed into law by the president, Germany will become the 22nd country to secure […]
          Touch Innovations inks exciting European distribution deal with Sonic Sales for killer Kontrol Master   
Touch Innovations has announced that it has executed a distribution deal with German full-service MI distribution company Sonic Sales to handle availability
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Si yo fuera mujer y católica me borraría de la iglesia. Iría a la puerta un domingo cualquiera, a la hora del ángelus, y no dudaría en pedirle al titular de la parroquia que me diera la carta de libertad. Si además fuera monja “Clarisa” de clausura pediría mis 20 días por año cotizado y pondría tierra de por medio, o tal vez no sea un buen momento dado el altísimo índice de paro con el que el eje galaico-germano nos tiene castigados. Otra vez un gallego y un alemán jodiéndonos, como hace 70 años.
 
 
 Aunque siendo clarisa siempre puedes acogerte a las ayudas para emprendedores y dedicarte a hacer pastelitos como los que elabora Sor Isabel con sus 7 hermanas (padres fecundos), entre los que hay dulces tan apetitosos como rosquillas, cañas, yemas de San Leandro, rosquillas de Santa Beatriz, pestiños a la naranja, huesos de San Froilán, orejuelas de San Carlos, rosco de san Antonio Abad o magdalenas, que aunque sean más cotidianas tienen un sabor “divino”.
¿Qué sentido tiene en los tiempos que corren que una mujer no pudiera ser la sucesora de Benedicto XVI, tras su vuelta al mundanal nombre de Joseph Ratzinger? Las mujeres que forman parte activa de la comunidad católica están relegadas a las labores relacionadas con las misiones, cuidados de enfermos o simplemente a estar encerradas orando y haciendo pastelitos, ora et labora, y no tienen cabida alguna en la jerarquía eclesiástica, y yo si fuera mujer no estaría dispuesta a pertenecer a una organización donde no tuviera voz ni voto... aunque cuidado con este tema, que en España por trepas que no sea y puede que alguna fuera hasta capaz de postularse…

 
¿Pasará lo mismo con los negros?, porque obispos negros haylos, aunque no sabemos si la curia cardenalicia sería capaz de elegir a uno de ellos siguiendo los pasos del país de las “libertades”. El cónclave hablará, y son varios los obispos que se postulan para el relevo, aunque creo que no hay voluntarios. Pasó lo mismo en la elección de delegado en mi clase del instituto de 3ºA. Nadie quería ser delegado debido a que el claustro impuso aquel año (1981) demasiadas obligaciones y responsabilidades para el que saliera elegido delegado. Pasamos el año votando, cum clavis tras cum clavis, y acabamos el año sin delegado. Pero al menos nosotros teníamos la libertad de respirar el aire de los pinos del camino que nos llevaba a Tentegorra, no como los electores del papa que no podrán salir de la Casa de Santa Marta hasta que haya fumata blanca… o negra si el Papa elegido es de dicha coloración. Bueno, eso no lo tengo muy claro, tal vez no tenga nada que ver el color.

Hace unos días mi amiga Lucía nos hablaba de la moralidad, y puede que S.S. leyera esta entrada ya que éste ha sido el argumento esgrimido por el Pastor Supremo de la Iglesia Católica para expresar su renuncia, dado que no se encuentra actualmente capacitado para el cargo, aunque no hay que ser muy listo para saber que en la Iglesia existen dos grandes “sectas” a modo de lobbys de influencia como son el Opus Dei y los Jesuitas, cuyos cimientos se encuentran en sacudida debido a los muchos escándalos, tanto financieros en su relación con las mafias de blanqueo de dinero como de tipo sexual, cuyos papeles justificativos, a modo de  libro de contabilidad de Bárcenas, están en poder del camarero y el informático y han hecho tambalear semejantes casposas estructuras que ha podido tener como consecuencia esta histórica renuncia, aunque ya se sabe, “Tot capita, tot sententiae”, o lo que es lo mismo, tantas cabezas tantas opiniones, y probablemente ninguna en la verdad absoluta.

Otros en nuestro país, no solo en el gobierno, podrían tomar ejemplo del Pontífice  y dimitir, palabra desaparecida del nuestro diccionario.


 
Por si acaso alguien de nuestro entorno quisiera tomar ejemplo, y en aras de facilitar los trámites para que no se perdiera demasiado tiempo en protocolos, dejo esta propuesta de fórmula de renuncia, por supuesto en latín, que es lo que está de moda:

“Invenire non potuit, aut moralis, aut corporaliter, consiliis dux Carthaginiensium circamontem in terra pilacanistro et arbitrariaactio non posset ad regendum iudicii mei afferam abdicare gradu meo. Posthac gubernare solum de classe navibus.”

Advierto que en próximos comentarios no habrá traducción literal, dado que su lectura se encuentra entre líneas. No obstante haber hecho letras puras… tanta física y tanto teorema de Bolzano.
 
 
En cuanto al partido decir que el CBC ha vencido -no sin gran sufrimiento- al aguerrido equipo caravaqueño, en un partido de poca vistosidad y excelente deportividad por parte de ambos equipos. Casualidades de la vida hacen que esta vez alabe la actuación arbitral ya que han sabido compensar perfectamente sus errores, lo que da muestras de honradez, aunque ya se sabe que no todo el monte es orégano.  


(Fotografías de Antonio Céspedes)

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

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

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


          Eupen: cela se décante chez les Pandas   
Cela se décante quelque peu chez les germanophones avec l'officialisation du transfert d'Henry Onyekuru vers Everton.
          Restructuring charges associated with Bombardier Transportation Reorientation in Germany included in previously disclosed guidance   

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - June 29, 2017) - As part of the global transformation that Bombardier announced in October 2016, the management and employee representatives of Bombardier Transportation have agreed on an outline for the reorientation and safeguarding of the German sites. The cornerstones of this outline were mutually accepted at today's Supervisory Board meeting.

          Agreement Reached on the Reorientation of Bombardier Transportation in Germany, Laying the Foundation for the Future   

- Sites to specialise in development or production

- Outlook confirmed for German sites

- Personnel adjustments to be made gradually until 2020


          DEFIANCE 2008   

DEFIANCE -Review -Gabriel Murray (Olympia Films) The Bielski family were farmers from Belarus. Following the German '' Operation Barbarossa " the invasion of the Soviet Union that began on June 22,1941, the town Nowogrodek where the Bielski family lived became a Jewish Ghetto. The four Bielski brothers, Tuvia , Alexander Zisel "Zus", Aseal, and Aron , managed to flee to the nearby forest after their parents and other family members were killed in the ghetto in December 1941. Together with 13 neighbours from the ghetto, they formed the their partisan combat group. Some 4,000 Jewish inhabitants were ordered by the Nazis to dig 40 deep pits. In temperatures that had plunged below zero, they were forced to take off their clothes and stand, facing the graves. Then they were shot, their bodies whether killed outright or injured falling into the graves where they were buried.


          How U.S. and S. Korea differ on approaches to N. Korea   
President Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House Thursday night. They're meeting to work on a joint policy to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer joins "CBS This Morning" to provide context for the meeting and discuss the leaders' differing approaches. Bremmer also addresses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russia's President Putin at the G20 summit in Germany.

          VALKYRIE   

Valkyrie opens with a Colonel Stauffenberg in Africa, penning in a journal his thoughts about World War II, and how he feels Hitler is destroying Germany. Stauffenberg states he took an oath to swear allegiance to Hitler, but feels he owes more to Germany. Shortly thereafter, the camp in Africa is attacked and Stauffenberg is badly injured, losing one of his eyes, his right hand, and two fingers from his left hand.

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          Some Soccer News for Jun 30, 2017   
It's Day 181 of 2017.


Minnesota United's inability to win on the road goes back much further than this season. Last time they won any game on the road was Jun 1, 2016 in the US Open Cup at St Louis FC. Before that in NASL play it was Apr 10, 2016 at Edmonton. In 2015 they were just fine on the road. So what happened to this organization 14 months ago to change all this? Anything? Maybe nothing but the way the wind blows.

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After seeing 14 of the 22 MLS teams play this season I will say that New York City is the best attacking team (Atlanta #2) and Sporting Kansas City is the best defensive team (San Jose #2.)

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Liga MX Apertura kicks off on Jul 21

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Minnesota United

My MNUFC Notes:
  • Game Highlights [VIDEO]
  • Let me start by saying NYC is the best team I have seen this season.
  • Another rough night for the Loons. And again on the r