Incautan “tesoro nazi” en Argentina   
Argentina (Rasainforma.com)- La Policía Federal de Argentina (PFA) incautó este jueves un segundo cargamento de piezas con simbología nazi que incluye objetos que supuestamente pertenecieron a Adolf Hitler. Las autoridades informaron que encontraron cascos, gorras, dagas, cuchillos, hebillas, lienzos y medallas identificados con la esvástica nazi en un local de San Telmo, uno de los barrios más tradicionales de Buenos Aires. El operativo estuvo a cargo de la División Unidad de Investigación de Conductas Discriminatorias de la PFA y se realizó en un local de antigüedades. Los objetos también tenían otras simbologías del Tercer Reich como la Cruz de Hierro y el águila imperial. La fiscal Aníbal Brunet solicitó el decomiso de las piezas, el inicio de una investigación por su procedencia, la imputación judicial del propietario del lugar y la clausura del mismo. Hace tres semanas, la división de Protección de Patrimonio Cultural de la Policía Federal encontró otros 75 objetos con los mismos símbolos nazis ocultos en una casa de la localidad de Beccar, ubicada en las afueras de esta capital. El lote, que fue bautizado como “tesoro nazi”, incluye bustos de Hitler, estatuillas de soldados de la SS (la guardia élite del Estado nazi), medallas y condecoraciones de […]
          Contas individualizadas conferem transparência e protecção ao investidor   

A CEVAMA efectuará com maior celeridade e precisão a liquidação e compensação das transacções na conta do investidor, bem como o tratamento dos juros e dividendos.

The post Contas individualizadas conferem transparência e protecção ao investidor appeared first on Mercado.


          Empresa italiana investe na reparação naval e conservas de peixe   

O director da empresa italiana Ac Enterprises, Orazio Omata, afirma que o investimento será feito em parceria com a empresa angolana Pele Angola.

The post Empresa italiana investe na reparação naval e conservas de peixe appeared first on Mercado.


          Philippine top cop says police try to save lives of drugs war victims   
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' police chief on Friday stood by anti-narcotics officers and rejected a Reuters investigation that pointed to a pattern of police sending corpses of drug suspects to hospitals to destroy crime scene evidence and hide executions.

          Capacitação qualifica empreendedores de São Bento do Una para Corrida da Galinha   
Além de muita diversão e descontração, a 20ª Corrida da Galinha, que será realizada de 1 a 7 de agosto, em São Bento de Una, também oferecerá o melhor da gastronomia regional combinada com excelentes serviços prestados aos turistas e visitantes do evento. Isso porque a unidade do Agreste Meridional do Sebrae em Pernambuco irá oferecer capacitação para os empreendedores da região, visando um aprimoramento do atendimento ao cliente e uma maior valorização da galinha como ingrediente culinário regional.

No dia 12 de julho será realizada a primeira palestra, das 15h às 17h. O chef Rivandro França, do restaurante Cozinhando Escondidinho, irá falar sobre o tema “Valorização da Galinha como papel de destaque”. O curso de “Boas práticas de manipulação de alimentos” será ministrado entre os dias 17 e 21 de julho, das 18h às 22h. Com o tema “Qualidade no atendimento ao turista”, a palestra será realizada no dia 24 de julho, das 19h às 21h. Já com foco no atendimento ao cliente, “Atualização para garçom” será no dia 25 de julho, das 19h às 22h.

“O objetivo é fazer com que o empreendedor se sinta mais preparado para receber o cliente e saiba valorizar o ingrediente regional não só para a Corrida da Galinha, mas para fidelizar seu público e deixá-lo mais satisfeito”, destaca Alessandra Mendes, analista do Sebrae/PE. Para participar do curso e das duas palestras o investimento é de R$ 20,00. “O acesso apenas às palestras é gratuito, mas é interessante que o empreendedor participe de todas as capacitações para que possa ampliar a excelência dos serviços prestados”, ressalta Alessandra Mendes.

Serviço:
Valorização da Galinha como papel de destaque  - 12 de julho, das 15h às 17h
Boas práticas de manipulação de alimentos – 17 e 21 de julho, das 18h às 22h
Atualização para garçom - dia 25 de julho, das 19h às 22h
Local: Sindicato dos Servidores Públicos Municipais de São Bento do Uma – Praça da Matriz, 15 – São Bento do Una

Qualidade no atendimento ao turista - dia 24 de julho, das 19h às 21h
Local: Escola Cônego João Rodrigues – Rua Ciro Mota s/n – Centro – São Bento do Una

Investimento para participar de todas as capacitações: R$ 20,00

          Strauss Troy Investigates Companies Purchasing Annuities for Violation of Interest Rate Statutes   
Strauss Troy is investigating companies that purchase structured settlement annuities and retirement annuities. These purchases result an individual receiving a lump sum of money in exchange for giving up a stream of payments from an annuity. Individuals typically come to receive payments from an annuity either because they have entered into a structured settlement as ...Read More
          Strauss Troy Files Class Action Lawsuit against Tyson Foods, Inc.   
On December 2, 2016, Strauss Troy filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all purchasers of Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson” or the “Company”) (NYSE:TSN).  The Complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of investors who purchased shares in Tyson during the period from November ...Read More
          Grenfell Tower management boss ‘steps aside’ to assist with investigation   
“The welfare of the residents of KCTMO remains the primary concern of the board,” a statement said.
          Strauss Troy Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation   
On October  27th, 2016, Strauss Troy filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all purchasers of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (“Cognizant” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTSH).  The Complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of investors who purchased shares in Cognizant during the period ...Read More
          Nike is investing ahead of Olympics, sporting events: Morgan Stanely's Jay Sole   
Jay Sole, Morgan Stanley, discusses his outlook for Nike after the company released its earnings report. The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders weigh in.
          Blue Apron goes public, Staples is acquired & more in the blitz   
The "Halftime Report" traders take investors through some of the day's biggest movers.
          GDP – Not Going To Get Much Better   
For all of the pomp and circumstance, all of the jobs gains, all of the discussion about how new rules and regulations are helping the U.S. economy, the final 1Q GDP came in at a very unimpressive 1.4%. While this was a bit higher than the expected 1.2%, it is in now way near what […]
          Louisiana Sec. of State reviewing voter data request from Trump administration   

A presidential commission purporting to investigate voter fraud sent letters this week to all secretaries of state asking for a detailed list of voter information. As Gambit reported yesterday, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office received the letter June 28, and the office's staff and attorneys were beginning to review the letter and its demands.…
          Blockchain Energizer – Volume 7: June 29, 2017 - The National Law Review   

Blockchain Energizer – Volume 7: June 29, 2017
The National Law Review
There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and healthcare to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $1.4 billion was invested in blockchain ...

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          15+ Cool Must Haves From Indigogo and Kickstarter   

Business ideas and inventions occur to people all of the time, but turning an invention into a tangible product usually requires one thing – money. Funding for business inventions typically comes from out-of-pocket, through business loans or from investors, but a burgeoning source of financing has emerged through the use of crowdfunding. No two crowdfunding...

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          PSOE, Podemos y ERC abandonan la comisión de financiación del Senado   
PSOE, Podemos y ERC no participarán en la comisión de investigación de financiación de partidos del Senado puesta en marcha por el PP, por entender que es "una farsa" que sólo busca desviar la atención sobre la comisión paralela que funciona en el Congreso. Leer
          FDR3729 17 Intelligence Agencies Did Not Say Russia Hacked Election    
After the New York Times issued a retraction to the often repeated claim that 17 U.S. Intelligence agencies claim that the Russian government "Hacked The Election" - the Russia narrative is dead. New York Times Retraction: "A White House Memo article on Monday about President Trump's deflections and denials about Russia referred incorrectly to the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year's presidential election. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community."Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/us/politics/trumps-deflections-and-denials-on-russia-frustrate-even-his-allies.htmlYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate
          Carmena rechaza la idea de que sus ediles dimitan hasta que no haya una "imputación formal"   
La oposición en bloque ha pedido la dimisión de los dos ediles de Ahora Madrid investigados por malversación y prevaricación al denunciar irregularidades en los contratos del Open de Tenis de Madrid. Leer
          Feds’ commend Government on investment in global agriscience   
Press Release – Federated Farmers The announcement today, made by Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee, is a progressive step that will drive science and innovation in the agriculture sector.Feds’ commend Government on investment in global agriscience Federated Farmers commends the Government on investment of $11 million towards global agricultural research. The announcement today, made by Foreign […]
          Surveillance Investigator   
MA-Boston, VRC Investigations is currently expanding our investigations division. Veracity Research Co. Investigations (VRC), is one of the nation’s leading and most experienced investigation companies. We currently have career opportunities for experienced, self-determined, and highly motivated SURVEILLANCE INVESTIGATORS that would like to join our team of professionals in our efforts to deter and combat in
          Senior Compliance Analyst   
MA-Boston, Growing RIA with $15 billion AUM is looking to grow its lean compliance team in Boston. This is an opportunity to broaden your compliance experience, take ownership and mold the role as you progress, and grow alongside a well-established prestigious RIA. Client Details My client is a leading investments and wealth management firm located in Back Bay Boston. With over $15 billion in assets, my clie
          Reply #13   
after wednesdays numbers, i'm convinced they're tainting it a little bit.

planning on making the 33 mile drive to vincennes tomorrow and investing twice as much on the sat drawing and leaving the wed nite open.

always used to play two draws, not anymore after that last one.
          Quebec invests $147 million in five-year plan to help First Nations and Inuit   
Quebec invests $147 million in five-year plan to help First Nations and Inuit
Quebec is investing $147 million to help the social and cultural development of First Nations and Inuit in the province. With the five-year ...

          Quirk-Silva Bill to Protect California Jobs Becomes Law   
(SACRAMENTO) –Assembly Bill 1727 (AB 1727) by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) was signed into law, by governor Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. AB 1727 reformed the Government Code related to Foreign Trade Zones and the California Foreign Investment Program. Foreign Trade Zones are areas within the state where goods may be imported more easily.  “International…
          Humanities partnered with science will inspire good business for Australia   

Tony Golsby-Smith makes the case for investing in the Humanities. Here Tony talks with Linda Mottram on ABC radio after writing a piece for the Australian Financial Review

The post Humanities partnered with science will inspire good business for Australia appeared first on Second Road.


          Hindenburg Omen cos’è, cosa fare e come comportarsi?   

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In questi giorni su molti siti e testate giornalistiche di settore è ritornato di moda l’utilizzo del termine Hindenburg Omen. Molti analisti hanno lanciato l’allarme di un nuovo Hindenburg Omen confermato!

Ma…cos’è l’Hindenburg Omen?  Hindenburg Omen cosa significa?

The post Hindenburg Omen cos’è, cosa fare e come comportarsi? appeared first on Educazione Finanziaria.


          Comment #12   
and what sort of lawyer forms a trust and then mis spells its name on the snip ed ticket!

Yeah that bearer instument is a load of malarky, they match video footage of EVERY claimant with footage take at the time of purchase. and prob check the tickets for dna and fingerprints. im glad there is an investigation. someone bought it, and are either in dead or in a lunatic assylum/ jail rotting. im guessing dead.

not spilling his guts , is prob only thing lawyer has done right.

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          Comment #8   
In this day and age with people being murdered over lottery winnings, they should investigate. In fact, I think they would be irresponsible if they didn't. The main sticking point is they turned down the 14 million. Who in the world turns their back on 14 million unless they have something more precious to lose such as their freedom.
          Charlotte convention hotel likely to need hefty taxpayer subsidy   
Government investment in convention hotels has become routine in most cities, according to industry analysts and executives.

          Comment #2   
Why are they investigating it when they got to keep the money
          Comment #1   
I think everybody would like to know who bought that ticket and why they didn't claim the prize.

And if there was a crime committed in the whole process.

It's entirely possible that a person could lose their life over that amount of money.

It should be thoroughly investigated in my opinion.
          Iowa officials trying to solve lotto mystery, may release surveillance video   
Investigators in Iowa may release surveillance video of a person who purchased an unclaimed lottery ticket in hopes the public will see something that will help a criminal probe.

The investigation, which was launched after the Jan. 27 deadline to claim the $14 million Iowa Hot Lotto jackpot, includes a New York attorney who briefly tried to claim the prize but refused to answer officials' question about how he obtained the winning ticket.

There is some point in time when you open it up [t... [ More ]
          Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July Giveaway Hop   


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          Hannah Whittenly posted a blog post   
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Can't Sell Your Car? What to Do with the Old Clunker Parked Outside Your House

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

          An Investigation of Subtraction Algorithms from the 18th and 19th Centuries   

Survey includes both cyphering books and arithmetic texts.


          Comentário em O descaramento não pede desculpa por Gaius Octavius   
Tendo em conta o spam propagandístico que tem invadido as caixas de comentários deste blogue (e de outros) pela mão destes "Abrantes" avulsos nota-se mesmo que os ratos do Largo e os seus sidekicks marxistas estão profundamente incomodados com os possíveis danos reputacionais pelo incêndio de Pedrogão. Os cães costumam atacar quando se sentem encurralados. O Poucochinho Vermelho até já mandou investigar se o sucedido afectou a sua popularidade junto da população... Para a Esquerda, as aparências são tudo.
          Best Companies to Invest in Right Now   
With the year nearly half over and the market hitting record highs, a number of stocks would still be great additions to any portfolio. Which should you invest in?
          Setting The Goalposts   
Chances are that the Grand Jury investigating the Plame leak will reach some sort of decision this week. They may or may not indict high-ranking members of the Bush administration, and the charges may, or may not, mostly involve perjury.
          3 Stocks That Turned $7,000 Into As Much As $37,000 So Far in 2017   
Every investor dreams of watching one of their stocks turn rapidly into a multibagger. AgroFresh Solutions, Esperion Therapeutics, and Straight Path Communications made those dreams into reality.
          SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. -- RAX   

NEW YORK, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Rackspace Hosting, Inc. ("Rackspace" or the "Company").   Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980....



          Cara Therapeutics Nose-Dives After Trial Disappoints -- What Now?   
Investor optimism for its new pain drug has sent shares soaring recently, but poor performance of an oral formulation in trials dampens spirits.
          An Activist Investor Made Hain Celestial Group Inc. Stock Jump 11% Today: Here's What's Important   
News that Engaged Capital had taken a 10% stake in the organic and natural food seller has the market excited.
          Forget the U.S. Marijuana Market -- There Are Big Opportunities in the Rest of the World    
While investors are anxious about what might happen with the U.S. marijuana industry, several international opportunities beckon.
          Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree   
Stocks like these two could take your retirement portfolio to the next level.
          Have Investors Been Overlooking Concho Resources Inc?   
There isn't much buzz surrounding this Permian Basin driller despite a top-tier balance sheet and growth prospects.
          3 Key Takeaways From United Technologies at the Paris Air Show   
The aerospace and construction-products company is building a bright future for investors, and management's latest update suggests it's on track with its long-term objectives.
          Why Nike, Inc. Stock Popped Today   
Shares of the athletic footwear and sportswear juggernaut jumped the company posted impressive quarterly results. Here's what investors need to know.
          Ask a Fool: Can I Use Stock Market Losses to Lower My Taxes?   
Here are the rules regarding tax treatment of investment losses.
          Could Shopify Be a Millionaire Maker Stock?   
Early investors in the e-commerce solution have reaped big rewards. Is it too late to join the party?
          What Do Comcast and Charter Want With Sprint?   
The cable giants may be looking to invest in the fourth-place wireless carrier.
          What Are Social Impact Bonds, and Should I Invest in Them?   
These new investments aren't like ordinary bonds. Find out whether they're right for you.
          American Water Works: The Bear Case From a Bull   
When it comes to water stocks, there's no denying that American Water Works is among the best (if not the best). But there are pros and cons to every investment.
          UK remains Europe's top destination for foreign investment in financial services   
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          Comment on HIV Breakthrough Could Speed Up Cure by Dean   
It would be a darker day for the US taxman and many investors. The capability of a cure already exists but there's too many jobs and profits at stake
          Investigan si Antony, el niño encadenado, es de Estados Unidos   
La Procuraduría indica que ya solicitó datos a la Embajada de dicho país en México.
          Spot-fixing verdict: IPL COO awaits investigating officer's report   
IPL CEO Sundar Raman. Photograph: BCCI In the wake of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha committee's landmark verdict on the Indian Premier...
          Price Drop: RPG Alphadia Genesis   
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          Animal sanctuary fire probe 'filed' indefinitely   
AN INVESTIGATION into a suspected arson attack at an animal sanctuary has been filed indefinitely.
          Roaming Analyst - Meridia recruitment solutions - Nova Scotia   
O Roaming Fraud prevention. Review of existing Fraud process in place, investigate and propose alternate solution which balance resource time vs fraud risk...
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          Investigator, Case Assessment - Ontario Securities Commission - Toronto, ON   
Training or experience in fraud or other investigations, and/or computer evidence analysis is an asset. 1 Permanent Full Time Position....
From Ontario Securities Commission - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:56:29 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Grenfell Tower inquiry: Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management chief 'steps aside to assist investigation'   
Robert Black's resignation comes in face of growing criticism over KCTMO and council's handling of fire
          Intake/Investigation Worker - Tikinagan Child & Family Services - Red Lake, ON   
Communicate regularly with Chief and Council and the Direct Services Supervisor on investigations and follow-up....
From Tikinagan Child & Family Services - Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:51:37 GMT - View all Red Lake, ON jobs
          Lancaster deputies arrest nine on drug charges, search for six more   
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested nine people Thursday after conducting a three-month-long drug investigation. Drug Task Force agents, investigators and deputies of the sheriff’s office are still searching for … Click to Continue »
          GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR) | Re: The primary cause for osteosarcoma, the most common form of primary bo   
The primary cause for osteosarcoma, the most common form of primary bone cancer, is not known. Researchers believe that infection by the SV40 virus is a possible contributing cause, since recent investigations have identified SV40 DNA sequences in tissue samples from osteosarcomas, but no SV40 DNA sequences were found in healthy tissue. SV40 is a monkey virus; however, in 1960 some polio vaccine was contaminated with the virus. Researchers hypothesize that this vaccine was the source of the virus
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          Más de veinte estudiantes han muerto violentamente en Honduras en 2017   

La Prensa

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Al menos 23 estudiantes menores de 18 años han muerto de forma violenta en Honduras en lo que va de 2017, informó hoy la directora del Observatorio de la Violencia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma del país (UNAH), Migdonia Ayestas.

"En el 2017 se han registrado hasta la fecha 23 estudiantes de escuelas y colegios víctimas de la violencia", afirmó Ayestas a periodistas.

Señaló, además, que en el mismo período de 2016 murieron de manera violenta 32 estudiantes, un 28,1 % menos que los 23 contabilizados este año.

A pesar de la disminución de crímenes, Ayestas dijo que le preocupa la violencia de la que es víctima la juventud en Honduras, país que a diario registra un promedio de once homicidios, según reconocen las autoridades, que atribuyen gran parte de la ola de violencia que sufre el país a las pandillas y el crimen organizado.

En la última semana fueron secuestrados y asesinados dos estudiantes del Instituto Central Vicente Cáceres de Tegucigalpa, en hechos distintos.

Una alumna de 15 años fue hallada muerta a pedradas el pasado 23 de julio en un sector de Tegucigalpa, mientras otro estudiante de 18 años fue encontrado cuatro días después, también en la capital hondureña.

El portavoz del Ministerio Público, Carlos Morazán, dijo a periodistas que las autoridades investigan el asesinato de más de una veintena muertos en lo que va de 2017.

Señaló que la mayoría de los estudiantes fueron asesinados con armas de fuego, y aseguró que las autoridades hondureñas investigan las causas de muerte de estos jóvenes.

EFE


          Decomisan buses y taxis de la capital durante operativo   

Predios. Las unidades decomisadas ayer.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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

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

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

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

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

12 lempiras.

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

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

Seguimiento.

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

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

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


          Fiscalía pide hasta nueve años de prisión para Teodoro Bonilla   

acusado. El exfuncionario Teodoro Bonilla cuando llegaba ayer a los tribunales de justicia.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

El Ministerio Público pidió ayer una sentencia condenatoria entre seis y nueve años de prisión para Teodoro Bonilla.

A su vez, la Fiscalía demanda que el exvicepresidente del extinto Consejo de la Judicatura sea inhabilitado de su profesión.

El profesional del derecho es acusado del delito de tráfico de influencias consumado en el denominado caso Shalom.

PenaLa Fiscalía pidió la pena máxima para el exvicepresidente del Consejo de la Judicatura por tráfico de influencias consumado, la cual es entre seis y nueve años de prisión.

El juicio oral incoado contra el exconsejero está por terminar, anoche se suspendió la etapa de conclusiones.

En medio del juicio, Bonilla dijo: “Que me declaren inocente porque siempre lo he sido”.

Para hoy está programado que el juez emita el fallo absolutorio o condenatorio contra el imputado.

El juicio se desarrolla en la sala tres de juicios orales de la Corte Suprema de Justicia.

Opinión.

El vocero de la Misión de Apoyo Contra la Corrupción e Impunidad en Honduras (Maccih), Juan Jiménez Mayor, alabó que la Fiscalía haya solicitado la pena máxima para Bonilla.

“Responsabilidad de Bonilla es grave en tráfico de influencias para liberar a parientes por lavado (de activos).

Gran trabajo de investigación de la Fiscalía”, escribió Jiménez en su cuenta de Twitter.

AmparoDos juezas están vinculadas en el caso.

Delmy López y Liz Núñez se negaron a declarar en el desarrollo del juicio amparadas en el artículo 88 de la Constitución de la República.

También cuestionó que las juezas vinculadas en el caso se presentaran en el juicio, pero no dieran su declaración.

Se trata de las juezas Delmy López y Liz María Núñez, quienes prefirieron quedarse en silencio.

Escuchas.

El miércoles, durante el desarrollo del juicio contra Bonilla, salieron a relucir escuchas de llamadas telefónicas, donde él presionaba a las juezas a que favorecieran a sus familiares señalados en el caso Shalom.

También se conoció que el exfuncionario tuvo un amorío con una de las dos juezas.

El vocero de la Maccih manifestó que pruebas de interceptación telefónicas son válidas y suficientes para establecer la responsabilidad.


          Calculan 3.5 millones de hogares pobres en Honduras   

Pobreza. Familia hondureña viviendo en casa de cartón.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

En Honduras continúa habiendo una alta incidencia de pobreza.

De acuerdo con datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE), en 2016 el 60.

9% de los hondureños vivía en pobreza y el 38.

4%, en extrema pobreza, en su mayoría en el área urbana.

A la fecha, las cifras no han cambiado.

Ismael Zepeda, investigador del Foro Social de la Deuda Externa de Honduras (Fosdeh), dijo que aunque los hondureños tengan un trabajo, difícilmente pasarán de “ser pobre a ser clase media, de ser clase media a ser rico”.

Explicó que en los últimos 15 años el Estado ha erogado 450,000 millones de lempiras en la estrategia para reducir la pobreza, pero hasta el momento no se observan avances.

“Antes eran dos millones de hogares los que estaban en pobreza, ahora estamos hablando de más de tres y medio millones de hogares que se encuentran en esta condición”, informó.

Datos del INE señalan que desde 2001 hasta 2016, el país redujo en 2.

8% la pobreza y 5.

8% las condiciones de extrema pobreza.


          Anticorrupción investiga a la empresa ZED por posibles desvíos de ayudas públicas   
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          Stellvertretende Leiterin/Stellvertretender Leiter des Standortmanagements   
Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) ist eine von der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, der Freien Hansestadt Bremen und den Ländern Brandenburg und Schleswig-Holstein getragene Forschungseinrichtung mit rund 1.000 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. In einem breiten multidisziplinären Ansatz betreiben wir Polar- und Meeresforschung und leisten dabei im Verbund mit zahlreichen universitären und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur globalen Umwelt-, Erdsystem- und Paläoklimaforschung. Die Forschungsstelle Potsdam befasst sich mit klimarelevanten Prozessen in den festländischen Dauerfrostregionen und in der polaren Atmosphäre der Arktis und Antarktis. Für unsere Verwaltung suchen wir zum 1. Oktober 2017 eine/n Mitarbeiter/in als Stellvertretende Leiterin/Stellvertretender Leiter des Standortmanagements
im Umfang von 100 % der regelmäßigen wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit.

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Sie leiten, organisieren und beaufsichtigen die verwaltungstechnischen Aktivitäten an der AWI-Forschungsstelle Potsdam. Sie sind dem Potsdamer Forschungsstellenleiter und Standortmanager unterstellt, arbeiten jedoch in enger Abstimmung mit den administrativen Abteilungen am AWI-Hauptstandort in Bremerhaven. Zu Ihren Aufgaben gehören insbesondere: •  Beratung, Unterstützung und Vertretung des Forschungsstellenleiters bei der Strukturierung; Umsetzung und Qualitätssicherung der administrativen und betriebstechnischen Prozesse
•  Koordinierung und Fähigkeit zur Durchführung sämtlicher Verwaltungsprozesse am AWI-Standort Potsdam
•  Unterstützung bei der Finanz- und Investitionsplanung
•  Erstellung des Budgets, Überwachung und Abrechnung des Budgetplans
•  Administrative Zusammenarbeit im Rahmen der Nutzergemeinschaft mit benachbarten Forschungseinrichtungen am Standort Potsdam
•  Umsetzung des Betriebskonzepts
•  Regelmäßiges internes Berichtswesen: Kennzahlen, Kosten, Maßnahmen Voraussetzungen:
•  Abgeschlossenes Studium Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Allgemeine Verwaltung / Dipl.-Verwaltungsbetriebswirt/in (FH) bzw. vergleichbare Qualifikation
•  Kenntnisse im Finanz-, Vertrags- und administrativen Kontrollwesen
•  Kenntnisse in Personalwesen, Einkauf, Facility Management
•  analytische und konzeptionelle Fähigkeiten
•  Fähigkeit zur schnellen Einarbeitung in wechselnde Problemstellungen und Entwicklung von Lösungsvorschlägen
•  sicherer Umgang mit MS-Office und SAP/R3 Ü  gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift  Gelegentliche Reisebereitschaft zwischen dem Standort Potsdam und dem AWI in Bremerhaven wird vorausgesetzt. Die Stelle ist zunächst bis zum 30.09.2019 befristet. Eine Weiterbeschäftigung wird angestrebt. Das Arbeitsverhältnis richtet sich nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst des Bundes (TVöD-Bund). Die Vergütung erfolgt gemäß individueller Qualifikation, Erfahrung und übertragenen Tätigkeiten und ist bis zu Entgeltgruppe 12 möglich. Der Dienstort ist Potsdam. Inhaltliche Auskünfte zur Stelle erhalten Sie bei apl. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Diekmann (Bernhard.Diekmann@awi.de),Tel.: 0331/288-2100. Wir bieten ein multidisziplinäres, internationales  Forschungs- und Arbeitsumfeld mit flexiblen Arbeitszeiten, modernstem Forschungsequipment und einer erstklassigen Infrastruktur. Das AWI strebt die Erhöhung der Anzahl unserer Mitarbeiterinnen Hochschulabschluss an und fordert daher Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher fachlicher und persönlicher Eignung bevorzugt. Über verschiedene Maßnahmen wird gezielt die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie gefördert. Aufgrund unserer familienbewussten Personalpolitik wurde uns das Zertifikat zum Audit „Beruf und Familie“ verliehen. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen mit der Standarddokumentation (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Abschlusszeugnisse, Referenzen) bis zum 20.07.2017 unter Angabe der Kennziffer 87/G/Verw-P-tt per E-mail (alle Dokumente in einer PDF-Datei) an: Verwaltung.Potsdam@awi.de
          La Région accompagne les projets innovants   
Projets innovants

Lors de la Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017, 5,3 M€ ont été attribués pour soutenir 83 dossiers innovants pour le développement du territoire. Pour accélérer la croissance, la Région Grand Est s’est, en effet, engagée à : augmenter les investissements privés dans la R&D et l’innovation, notamment par l’accélération de l’innovation entre les Universités […]

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          Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – La Région investit près de 23 M€ pour soutenir l’emploi et le développement économique   
Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – La Région investit près de 23 M€ pour soutenir l’emploi et le développement économique

La Commission permanente du Conseil régional du Grand Est de ce vendredi 30 mai 2017, placée sous la présidence de Philippe Richert, a attribué près de 23 M€ pour soutenir près de 502 dossiers économiques pour le territoire et son développement. Ces aides régionales contribuent à la création ou au maintien de 1 147 emplois.   […]

Cet article Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – La Région investit près de 23 M€ pour soutenir l’emploi et le développement économique est apparu en premier sur Région Grand Est.


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          3 Reasons Williams Partners LP Is a Better Dividend Stock Than Energy Transfer Partners LP   
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          Roche's (RHHBY) Leukemia Drug Gets Prime Status in EU   
The European Medicines Agency EMA granted PRIME PRIorityMEdicines designation to Roche Holdings AG s RHHBY investigational drug polatuzumab vedotin in combination with MabThera and bendamustine The drug will be used to treat patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B cell
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          Functional Jobs: OCaml server-side developer at Ahrefs (Full-time)   

What we need

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

Every day the candidate will have to deal with:

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

The ideal candidate is expected to:

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

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

Who we are

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

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

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

What you get

We provide:

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

Locations

Singapore : modern office in CBD

USA : cozy loft in San Francisco downtown

Get information on how to apply for this position.


          CONAF e investigadores dan a conocer avances en el daño foliar de araucarias   
Dar a conocer los avances logrados en las diferentes líneas de investigaciones desarrolladas hasta la fecha, fue el objetivo del “Seminario Avances en la Determinación del Daño Sanitario de Araucaria araucana”, que organizó la Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) en Temuco, en colaboración con el SAG y la Universidad de La Frontera. La inauguración del evento [...]
          Vista Equity's Robert Smith featured speaker at Austin nonprofit summit   
Vista Equity Partners CEO Robert Smith will be a keynote presenter at a conference in Austin aimed at nonprofit leaders. Smith will join Social Solutions Global CEO Kristin Nimsger for a keynote fireside chat at the Impact Summit, set for Sept. 27-29 at the Omni Austin hotel. Learn more about the event here. “We are thrilled to have Robert with us. As an engineer, inventor, and software investor, he will offer attendees his unique approach to solving problems, mobilizing data, and focusing on…

          Is bigger better for Austin? The upsides and downsides to expanding the convention center   
Later this year, Austin City Council will be asked to put the wheels in motion for a multimillion-dollar expansion of the city's downtown convention center, along with a substantial increase in the hotel occupancy tax to help pay for it. Boosters say it's necessary to allow the Texas capital to be on a level playing field with other cities that, in some cases, are spending more than a billion dollars on convention center improvements. Meanwhile, critics say it's an unwise investment.

          Black Bolt: Royal Likeness   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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nikels.cc is a long term high yield private loan program, backed up by Forex market trading and investing in various funds and activities. Profits from these investments are used to enhance our program and increase its stability for the long term.


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4.21% Hourly For 24 Hours
Plan Spent Amount ($) Hourly Profit (%)
Plan 1 $5.00 - $50.00 4.21
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PerfectMoney

Reffral Comission
1%

Minimum Deposit
$5

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          Fecal Bacteria Found In Ice At Starbucks   
A BBC investigation uncovered a disturbing fact: Starbucks, along with 2 other coffee chains, have been found to have ice contaminated with fecal bacteria. BBC’s consumer-affairs Watchdog program found ice from three of the U.K.’s […]
          Financegroup - Financegroup.cc   
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FINANCE GROUP has made every effort to offer you the best conditions for cooperation and to become a leader in the global asset management market. We are officially registered our company in the United Kingdom in 2015. Company office is located in London and is open to visiting customers and partners during the business week. We will be happy to meet you personally, as well as to tell you in details about the principles of our trading activities.

FINANCE GROUP is involved in multi currency trading in the Forex market since 2013. During our work we attracted professional traders and market analysts who formulated the basic principles of their own trading system. We still use this to make money. Currency market is unpredictable but not for our financial experts who closely follow all developments and events in order to predict the movement of the price chart currency.

Today, our strategy is well represented on the Forex market and carefully analyzed. The basis of our trade is strict adherence to the rules of market conduct and compliance with the basic principles of risk management. To do this, we only use the classic intra day trading with a large number of open orders during the trading session. It is a guarantee of the safety of funds.

In addition, we are trying to diversify our risks and use several different currency pairs and have trading deposits with several brokers at the same time. Managers of FINANCE GROUP are engaged in the active involvement of private capital and the increase the deposits, which are required for full activity.

FINANCE GROUP is pleased to offer you the best conditions that will help you earn up to 20% and more every day. Moreover we pay every day, including weekends, to make our offer even more attractive. To start investing you only need to register an account and make a deposit at least of $30.


Invest plans:
- 955% After 10 minutes
- 825% After 1 Hour
- 645% After 1 Day
- 1000% After 2 Days
- 18000% After 3 Days

Invest amount:
- Minimal $30
- Maximal $300,000

Payment accepted:
- Perfectmoney
- Payeer
- Bitcoin

Referral commission: 3%

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          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...
          Coinunion - Coinunion.biz   
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Welcome To COINUNION Limited

COINUNION Limited is a professional cryptocurrency investment company since 2017. We are based in London and have in our employ investment professionals from many industries, ranging from advanced computer technology to engineering.

COINUNION Limited spends a lot of time studying the phenomenon of cryptocurrency and looking for different ways to get Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. In addition, we are ready to share our knowledge and experience, use our skills for earnings and to promote the idea of switching to cryptocurrency in all sectors of the financial life of people.

That is why we are launching our investment project and invite everyone who shares our ideas and is ready to grow with COINUNION Limited.


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Invest plans:
- 200% AFTER 1 DAY
- 300% AFTER 1 DAY
- 500% AFTER 1 DAY

Invest amount:
- Minimal $30
- Maximal $300,000

Payment accepted:
- Perfectmoney
- Payeer
- Bitcoin

Referral commission: Upto 10%

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

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSTER CHILD AND WHIPPING BOY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(1 euro = $1.1350)

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


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: CBRE seeking €152.8m for dockland offices   

Irish property group Marlet and M&G Investments have engaged estate agent CBRE to sell a large new office block that they are developing on the site of a former An Post sorting depot in Dublin’s south docklands. CBRE is seeking €152.8 million for The...
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: Ex-CHC directors liable for €214,457   
Three former directors of the collapsed Custom House Capital (CHC) are jointly and severally liable to pay €214,457 to the firm’s liquidator, the High Court has ruled. The funds are for the cost of his investigation into the collapsed investment firm...
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: Newry food firm buys London premium sandwich and snack firm   
Around Noon, the Newry-based food to go manufacturer has bought a London premium sandwich and snack firm from the Donegal Investment Group for an undisclosed sum. The Newry firm, which is a family-owned business that was established by Francis and...
          Safeinvltd - Safeinvltd.com   
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Our program is intended for people willing to achieve their financial freedom but unable to do so because they're not financial experts.
safeinvltd. is a long term high yield private loan program, backed up by Forex market trading and investing in various funds and activities. Profits from these investments are used to enhance our program and increase its stability for the long term.


Plans:

3%-4% weekly for 1000 days
Plan Spent Amount ($) Weekly Profit (%)
Plan 1 $1.00 - $500.00 3.00
Plan 2 $501.00 - $1000.00 4.00
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2% daily for 60 days
Plan Spent Amount ($) Daily Profit (%)
Plan 1 $1001.00 - $3000.00 2.00
Calculate your profit >>

Accepted currencies: PM, Payeer.

Referral commission: 1%

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My Deposit:

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From/To Account : U13824854
Amount : -50.00
Currency : USD
Batch : 163987294
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          Late recovery helps Sensex gain, Nifty begins July series higher ahead of GST rollout   
Late recovery helps Sensex gain, Nifty begins July series higher ahead of GST rollout Investors maintained caution ahead of the rollout of much awaited indirect tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), with effect from midnight today.
          Bitxcube - The Best Investment   
HOW DO WE DUPLICATE YOUR BITCOINS?

BitxCube is a company formed by experts in the management and trading of crypto-coins, with extensive experience in operations in the world markets.

Due to this market experience, we have developed an investment system that facilitates for all those who wish to leverage their earnings and be part of the digital currency market.

• Daily 3%
• Double your investment in up to 66 days.
• Payment of commissions from 3% a 25% through its binary network decreasing the term of return on investment.
• Direct daily payments into your bitcoins wallet automatically.
• Integrated system with Blockchain. Automated payment and receipts.
• Globalized platform with the latest generation system.
• Simple and practical management of the entire system by the user.

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Start 1: 0,01 BTC – binary 3% - daily payment 0,0003 BTC
Start 2: 0,02 BTC – binary 4% - daily payment 0,0006 BTC
Start 3: 0,03 BTC – binary 5% - daily payment 0,0009 BTC
Start 4: 0,05 BTC – binary 6% - daily payment 0,0015 BTC
Plus 1: 0,10 BTC – binary 7% - daily payment 0,003 BTC
Plus 2: 0,20 BTC – binary 9% - daily payment 0,006 BTC
Plus 3: 0,25 BTC – binary 10% - daily payment 0,007 BTC
Plus 4: 0,50 BTC – binary 12% - daily payment 0,015 BTC
Max 1: 1,0 BTC – binary 15% - daily payment 0,03 BTC
Max 2: 2,0 BTC – binary 17% - daily payment 0,06 BTC
Max 3: 3,0 BTC – binary 20% - daily payment 0,09 BTC
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Choose from our 12 investment plans which best suits your profile. Click on sign up, make your registration and make payment in bitcoins. Activation of your account will take place after confirmation of the Blockchain transaction, takes about 30 minutes.

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          Monoinvest - Monoinvest.com   
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Start: 23/06/2017

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About:
The research and production company Mono Limited was established in 2016. The main direction is the production of monocrystals and composite materials. Our team has the best scientists from different countries.
Our company solves an important problem related to the limited content of minerals on the planet. Using the laboratory method we solve the problem of the exhaustibility of natural resources and the result of our activities is an environmentally friendly product.
Model of development of a company depends on the population of the planet. Everyone can participate in the development and creation of new materials. We created an investment platform Monoinvest for communication and interaction with private investors from different countries.
The main task is to replace the traditional methods of minerals extraction on artificial and avoid environmental impact on the planet.

Plans:
» Sapphire
Every day + 1.00 %
Minimum amount: 1.00 USD
Maximum amount: 99.00 USD
Investment period: 300 d.
Return: Deposit + 200 %

» Ruby
Every day + 0.80 %
Minimum amount: 100.00 USD
Maximum amount: 999.00 USD
Investment period: 300 d.
Return: Deposit + 140 %

» Diamond
Every day + 0.60 %
Minimum amount: 1000.00 USD
Maximum amount: 9999.00 USD
Investment period: 300 d.
Return: Deposit + 80 %

Referral Commission:
7%-2%

Payment Processors:
Bitcoin, Payeer, PerfectMoney

Minimum Deposit:
$1

Features:
DDOS Protection
SSL
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Our deposit:
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          6/30/2017: MARKETS: Apple suffers in Wall Street tech sell-off   
Activity on Wall Street dominated global markets yesterday as a fresh sell-off of technology shares, including Apple, on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, took the shine off plans by a number of US banks to return billions of dollars to investors...
          Project-dobro.com - Project Dobro   
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Center the inner transformation of the individual, "Power of Light" - a unique project, which operates under the supervision of more than 10% of esoteric schools and movements across Europe. Over 5 years thousands of people have already discovered in our schools the path of inner transformation of the individual. this trend is becoming increasingly important and popular every year. Today we announce the beginning of the transformation of the Center for "The Power of Light" in the Association of inner transformation of the individual, "Power of Light". This is due to the development of the Center for 5 years and access to the new countries. During these 5 years, we have been acquired techniques and training programs. It was developed practices and exercises that allow to pass the inner transformation of the individual. In Russia, for our Association inner transformation of the individual, "Power of Light" joins more and more powerful magicians, artists and artisans who want to revive the Slavic roots, the Power Rod! To expand the project on the territory of Russia, as well as in other countries, we launched PROJECT WELCOME to help put the idea into practice. We sincerely put into it all that we had the experience, knowledge and spiritual development. To date, the Association of the inner transformation of the individual, "Power of Light" is an informal association. In the near future the registration of companies in the UK, only to strengthen the protection of the project Welcome on external factors. With your help we will be able to work as honest, which means as long as possible and.


Plan: 0,777% daily for 365 days
Min. deposit: 7$
Depo includedin payouts
Withdrawal: Manual
Min. payout: 1$
Ref com: 7%
Accept: Perfect Money, ADVCash


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Invested:

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From/To Account : U11929516
Amount : -100.00
Currency : USD
Batch : 128364185
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Payment ID : 204
          6/30/2017: MARKETS: Opposition in UK to Fox takeover bid for Sky   
Britain intends to subject Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of European pay-TV group Sky to a lengthy in-depth investigation after finding the $14.8 billion deal risks giving the media mogul too much power over the news agenda. Culture minister Karen Bradley...
          Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs   
California City Urban

California’s urban water suppliers have become increasingly adept at drought management thanks to investments in diverse supplies, cooperative efforts with neighbors, and programs to manage water demand. But in the face of extreme hot and dry conditions, questions arose over preparedness for ongoing drought, and the state took the unprecedented step of ordering mandatory water conservation in 2015. This report looks at evolving state and local roles in managing urban water supply during drought, and lessons to help us better prepare for droughts of the future.

This research was supported with funding from California Water Service, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The post Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs appeared first on PPIC.


          6/30/2017: WORLD OF WORK: The work look Francis Jones’s tips   
Spend the most money on the clothes you wear most. Go for the best quality you can afford. Always check your clothes for stains, loose hems, or any visible signs of wear and tear. Invest in good shoes as they finish off any outfit. Ensure they are...
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          Perfect Group - Perfect-group.biz   
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Our program is intended for people willing to achieve their financial freedom but unable to do so because they're not financial experts.
Perfect Group is a long term high yield private loan program, backed up by Forex market trading and investing in various funds and activities. Profits from these investments are used to enhance our program and increase its stability for the long term.


2% Weekly, for 330 days
Plan Spent Amount ($) Weekly Profit (%)
Plan 1 $50.00 - $50000.00 2.00

All payments are made to your account Weekly.

Withdrawals are made within 6 business days.

Minimum spend is $10 and 50000 is maximum.

You may make an additional spend as many times as you like.

Use our referral program and earn up to 0.40% of referral deposits!

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          Investbill - Investbill.com   
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investbill.com is a private Limited organization that has been lawfully enrolled in the United Kingdom in 2017. We have a group of merchants with a 7+ years involvement in investments. Presently we are giving speculation administrations around the world. Basically, we are trading foreign currencies & cryptocurrencies. It has never been this simple to have a steady and safe wage! The fundamental objective of our work is the wellbeing of assets, and just the accompanying our assignment is to make high benefits.


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Hourly Plan
Plan Spent Amount hour Profit (%)
0.23% hourly for 480 hours 20.00-500.00 0.23
0.25% hourly for 480 hours 501.00-5000.00 0.25
0.27% hourly for 480 hours 5001.00-500000.00 0.27


Daily Plan
Plan Spent Amount Daily Profit (%)
0.95% daily for 300 days 300.00-3000.00 0.95
1.15% daily for 300 days 3001.00-30000.00 1.15
1.35% daily for 300 days 30001.00-50000.00 1.35

          Venus Williams, implicada en un accidente mortal   
El pasado 9 de junio, Venus Williams sufrió un accidente, que terminó con el fallecimiento del copiloto del vehículo que chocó con el SUV de la deportista estadounidense. La policía de Florida investiga el incidente, acaecido en Palm Beach Gardens, a unos 130 kilómetros al norte de Florida, donde habitualmente vive la deportista. Productor del fuerte impacto, Jerome Barson, de 78 años, tuvo que ser ingresado de urgencia en un hospital, donde permaneció ingresado en la UCI durante dos semanas, antes de perder la vida el pasado 22 de junio.
          DTCP –APPROVED, NBR TRIFECTA, VILLA AND VILLA PLOTS, NEAR SARJAPUR (near sarjapura)   
The Luxurious villa and villa plots available near sarjapura on NH 207 with affordable price. for residential and investment purpose with all basic and world class amenities. with connectivity from Electronicity- Hosur and sarjapur with 20kms Radius fro...
          Diversity-fund - Diversity-fund.biz   
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I would like to introduce a new profit-sharing website: http://www.diversity-fund.biz

This program makes diversified investments into other programs. I think this is a sustainable business model for long term. If you join them, you have more ways to earn money. Details are here:

1. Plan Name: DP25 - $25 Profit Pack
Cost: $25 USD
Your Returns: 120%
Maximum Profit Packs: 20
Directory Ads Credit: 25
Repurchase: Yes, if you want
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2. Plan Name: DP50 - $50 Profit Pack
Cost: $50 USD
Your Returns: 125%
Maximum Profit Packs: 50
Directory Ads Credit: 60
Repurchase: Yes, if you want
No Need to Surf ads

- 1 Level referral commission - 8% of each deposit of your referral from external or repurchase balance
- You are not obliged to have an active deposit for referral commission!

Payments Accept: Payeer | PM | Coinpayments - BTC, ETH, DOGE, LITE
Minimum Withdrawal: $ 5

JOIN HERE: http://www.diversity-fund.biz

I will post my proof of cashout, soon.

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          Trustydeposit-----trustydeposit.com   
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We have a clear goal. We produce billionaires in bulk while providing people solutions out of financial difficulties
to have their own career, and then become a billionaire.

To adapt to globalization, Trustydeposit developed and applies a new set of system that can automatically trade
on different platforms to earn considerable profit every minute. Then our site distributes these profits to our
investors, allowing you to have different levels of profit that immediately transfer to your account. Our professional
trading system can reduce your potential risk and maximum your return. We divide profit distributions into 3 different
plans to be provided to different customers. All you need to do are just deposit and withdraw. You can withdraw
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If you are new to start the area, you are totally free to start any plans. But if you are short of fund, Billion
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Thousand Plan

600%after 1 day
40$ - 500,000$
Ref commissions : 3%
Instant withdrawal
Accept : Bitcoin,Litcoin,PM,
Payeer, Advcash, Bankwire

Million Plan

7000%after 2 days
300$-400,000$
Ref commissions : 5%
Instant withdrawal
Accept : Bitcoin,Litcoin,PM,
Payeer, Advcash, Bankwire

Billion Plan

80000%after 3 days
2,000$ - 30,0000$
Ref commissions : 10%
Instant withdrawal
Accept : Bitcoin,Litcoin,PM,
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          Grabtc - Grabtc.com   
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Today one of the most perspective and popular areas for investing is Bitcoin. Investing in Bitcoin is rather hot sphere of online investments, and with a professional approach to trade, one can receive a high profit that is not comparable with other kinds of investing. At the same time it’s also with full unpredictable risks if investor badly knows any of crypto-currencies. Therefore grab Bitcoin properly means you hold a great chance to turn your life around.

GraBTC.com is a company established to help customers create wealth through Bitcoin trading. It works with investors and financial experts to turn ideas into successful ventures. As a team of professional traders, we use the most effective investment and get high profits from trading. Advantage of this system is that you minimize the risks and do not waste time on trade. In addition, the break-even guarantee your investment backed by a reserve fund, that is, you do not suffer losses, as is the case with self-trading. We can guarantee that you will be more than satisfied with the investment results and high profits earned by investing with GraBTC.

The best option for an inexperienced person is to seek the assistance of professionals and high earnings. We believe all investors deserve high-quality investment guidance, regardless of portfolio sizes. Therefore whether you're getting married, having a baby, reaching retirement, or simply going through some other major life event, we are available to help everyone so let us answer your questions and help set you on the path towards your future vision.

GraBTC is confident in the Bitcoin future and continues to open new horizons in Bitcoin market. This is Real chance to grab Bitcoin and turn your life around. Don’t miss it again.


Investment Plans:
- 700% after 1 day
- 7000% after 2 days
- 70000% after 3 days

Investment Amount:
- Minimal Spend $ 30
- Maximal Spend $ 300,000

Payment Accepted:
- Perfectmoney
- Payeer
- Bitcoin

Payment Type:
- Instant Withdrawal

Affiliate Program:
- Upto 18 % Referral Commission

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          Safetypaying - Safetypaying.com   
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SafetyPaying.com is naturally created as one of the most profitable and safe sources among the various online investment community. Every day we try to put up the best contracts and carry out our financial activity at the highest levels. The company officially incorporated in the United Kingdom in 2014. It consists of a group of experts working on various financial markets online: cryptocurrency, stock exchange, Forex, investment in industrial oil and gas. As the leading company in the field of short-term high yield trading. our team since its establishment has been engaged in the trading of the bitcoin. In today's world of dynamics and innovations the online investments are becoming easier and more accessible to everyone.

Our company brings together the efforts of experienced financial analysts and market traders for successful, profitable and superb results.. If you are in the search of a reliable financial partnering that will protect you from losses and increase your savings then you are on your right way.Investments with Web Earning are affordable and safe so you can start changing your life with only $35 in your wallet.

WE OFFER A MORE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
At SafetyPaying.com, we are completely transparent and upfront with all costs, The rate for your item is determined by the investment package you choose, When you invest with us, you will never encounter hidden fees or extra charges.

SafetyPaying.com is specially created for efficient cooperation with investors who always respond readily to any kind of financial investment. We hope to provide a simple, fast and profitable internet investment environment for every member of our programme. View "AboutUs" link for more details and information.


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Invest plans:
- 650% after 1 day
- 6500% after 2 days
- 65000% after 3 days

Invest amount:
- Minimal $35
- Maximal $100,000

Payment accepted:
- Perfectmoney
- Payeer
- Bitcoin

Referral commission: Upto 18%

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          Coreplus - Coreplus.biz   
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Min Spend $10

Referral Commission 6 Levels: 7% -3% -2% -1% -1% -1%

Withdrawal Type Manual

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About CORE+

Business exchange CORE+ is a multifunctional, multidisciplinary investment platform that includes a set of efficient measures and financial instruments on earnings in the global network Internet.

Our service allows you to no distractions on learning all the technical intricacies of market research investment, and does not require installation of additional software.


Investment Plans:

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Blue shares - from 1 to 2 %/daily (lifetime - can sell on p2p market)
Green shares - from 2 to 4 % /daily 30-60 days 7 - 30 days (deposit incl.)
Red shares - from 1%/daily (deposit refund)

          Indeliblegain - Indeliblegain.com   
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          El thriller psicológico The Long Reach llegará a PS4, Xbox One, PC y Switch   
Bebe de series como Fargo o True Detective.

Painted Black Games, un estudio independiente afincado en Ucrania, ha anunciado su thriller psicológico con elementos de acción y supervivencia, The Long Reach, el cual supone el videojuego debut del equipo. Llegará a finales de 2017 a consolas como Xbox One, PS4 y Switch, además de a PC, Mac y Linux.

Vídeo:



Una aventura con puzles, supervivencia y muchas influencias


The Long Reach, que comenzó su desarrollo como un videojuego para móviles que después se convirtió en algo más grande, nos contará la aventura de Control Steward, un científico e investigador, que se verá rodeado de un evento catastrófico: la gente se ha vuelto loca. Nos trasladará a Baervox, un pueblo ficticio del interior de Estados Unidos. Allí, un instituto científico ha conseguido desarrollar una forma de trasladar y aprender todo el conocimiento posible en apenas segundos de un cerebro a otro. Desgraciadamente, todo sale mal. La tecnología se expande demasiado rápido y la gente pierde la cabeza, sumiendo en el caos a toda la población.


Sus responsables comentan que el videojuego tendrá partes de aventura, sigilo, acción y múltiples puzles, dotándole al conjunto del título una experiencia cercana a lo que sería un juego de supervivencia con estilo pixel-art. Además, el contenido narrativo tendrá especial peso, con más de 12.000 líneas de diálogo en un guión que será trascendental, con más de 20 personajes principales, objetos y enemigos que gozarán de vida propia, pasado y personalidad.

Los enemigos, enajenados por una enfermedad tecnológica, no serán simples 'zombis': tendrán historias, familias y trasfondos creíbles

The Long Reach bebe de sagas y juegos como Resident Evil, así como de películas y series de la talla de Matrix, El único superviviente, True Detective o Fargo. Llegará a finales de 2017 a consolas y PC.

El thriller psicológico The Long Reach llegará a PS4, Xbox One, PC y Switch
          La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto   
Se publicó originalmente en PC y PS Vita.

Cowcat Gamesha anunciado que la cómica aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PlayStation 4 el próximo mes de agosto.

El título se publicó originalmente en 2016 para PlayStation Vita y para PC a través de PlayStation Store y Steam. Aquellos jugadores que ya cuentan con el juego en PS Vita, recibirán una copia gratuita en PS4 cuando el título se publique en agosto.

Vídeo:



La historia de un cínico


Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure presenta la historia de Bjorn Thonen, un parisino que es atracado cuando volvía borracho a su casa. Se le ocurre la brillante idea de encargarse él mismo de la investigación del robo con la ayuda de su vecina Sandra.

De esta forma, ambos personajes deberán recopilar pistas que ayuden a resolver el misterio que gira en torno del robo.

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto

La aventura gráfica Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure llegará a PS4 en agosto
          El INDEC presentó un empeoramiento de los indicadores de distribución del ingreso (Página 12)   


Crece la desigualdad como un brote verde

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


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



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

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

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

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

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


Un negocio que ya empieza a carretear

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Nuevos dueños de la energía: cuáles son los nombres que se reparten el negocio estrella del modelo macrista (iProfesional)   


Las inversiones en producción y transporte de gas y electricidad se suceden mientras crece la lista de empresarios que apuestan por un segmento antes alicaído. La decisión oficial de avanzar con las centrales nucleares eleva las expectativas. Los protagonistas que picaron en punta en un nicho clave


El atractivo volvió con el cambio de Gobierno, casi de forma automática. En medio de promesas de políticas orientadas a sumarle valor a la producción y transporte de los insumos, y una modificación en el esquema de tarifas, el segmento energético rápidamente derivó en un magma de inversiones, compras y ventas.

Y comenzaron a aparecer nombres de empresarios y compañías que entendieron al nuevo clima político como un escenario de oportunidades.

De Marcelo Mindlin a Eduardo Eurnekian, pasando por la familia Werthein y más de un "tapado", un estamento de inversores nacionales movió rápido sus fichas para hacer de la energía una opción de rédito en alza. Para el Gobierno, cada uno de las apuestas que llevan adelante hombres y compañías locales representa otra forma de atraer el interés internacional.


"Que empresarios como Mindlin lleven a cabo compras de envergadura, o que se conozcan inversiones de relevancia en el sector, es una manera de reposicionar a la Argentina en el mapa de los mercados atractivos. Son acciones que nos vuelven competitivos", sostuvo ante iProfesional una fuente cercana al ministro Juan José Aranguren.

En torno a los equipos oficiales predomina el optimismo ante una perspectiva positiva dada la riqueza que posee la Argentina en combustibles como el gas o el aprovechamiento que todavía queda por realizar en lo que hace a la generación hidroeléctrica.

"Tenemos una situación auspiciosa en energía. Tras algo más de 15 años de malas decisiones, hay un interés creciente de los privados, sobre todo en la producción y el transporte del gas. También interesa la distribución de la electricidad. En ese sentido, Mindlin está marcando el ritmo por ser unos de los primeros que entendió que hay que apostar por el sector energético", comentó a iProfesional Emilio Apud, asesor de Cambiemos y actual director en YPF.

Para el experto, las compras y ventas de los últimos meses muestran que el empresariado ha dejado de "sufrir las inseguridades que generó el kirchnerismo". Al respecto, destacó al gas como el activo que marcará los tiempos de la inversión en el mediano plazo.

"La electricidad es importante y un negocio de relevancia, pero el gas es el futuro energético de la Argentina y el mundo. Esto lo están entendiendo empresarios como Eurnekian, que prefieren resignar posiciones en la distribución para direccionar los esfuerzos a la extracción del combustible", ejemplificó.

Justamente la expectativa que genera el futuro mayor consumo de gas es la variable que mejor explica el permanente interés por invertir en Vaca Muerta, en la provincia de Neuquén, que vienen sosteniendo compañías internaciones como Chevron, Shell, Petronas o Dow, además de la estatal YPF.

Mindlin, en punta
Si hay un auténtico protagonista del segmento tras la irrupción de Cambiemos, ese es Marcelo Mindlin. El mercado energético, ahí donde supo hacerse fuerte en tiempos de otro viento político, sigue siendo su principal ámbito de apuestas.

De ahí que, en mayo del año pasado, la compra de los activos de la brasileña Petrobras en la Argentina a través de Pampa Energía lo colocó en el pelotón de los que deciden el escenario de las naftas a nivel nacional.

Y algo más: la operación también le aseguró el control de más de 30 reservas hidrocarburíferas, una red de estaciones de servicio, dos instalaciones petroquímicas y hasta una refinería ubicada en la ciudad bonaerense de Bahía Blanca.

Hoy por hoy, Mindlin genera casi el 10% del gas que se produce en la Argentina.

Al mismo tiempo, mantuvo su participación en CIESA, la compañía que controla los destinos de TGS, considerada la mayor transportadora de gas doméstica. En tanto, septiembre del año pasado fue el mes elegido para la compra, previo desembolso de u$s100 millones, del 100% de Albares Renovables Argentina, adjudicataria de licitaciones gubernamentales en materia de energía térmica.

Dueño de Edenor, Mindlin posee más de 20.000 kilómetros de líneas de provisión de energía al controlar las firmas Transener y Transba. En paralelo, el titular de Pampa es un "peso pesado" de la generación dado que posee las hidroeléctricas Los Nihuiles y Diamante, y las centrales térmicas Loma de la Lata, Piedrabuena y Güemes.

A través de la compra de la ex IECSA -rebautizada Sociedad Argentina de Construcción y Desarrollo Estratégico (SACDE)- a Ángelo Calcaterra, primo de Mauricio Macri, Mindlin también se hizo con un activo que le abre las puertas del renovado negocio de la energía nuclear. SACDE ya participa de la licitación para la construcción del edificio donde se desarrollarán los reactores CAREM en Lima, provincia de Buenos Aires, y también podría salir a pelear contratos para lo que será el diseño de Atucha III.

"Tiene un auténtico ejército de ingenieros con todas las especialidades posibles. Es una empresa en permanente expansión, por lo que de seguro también estará entre las candidatas a las principales obras", comentó una fuente vinculada al Ministerio de Energía.

Siempre Caputo
Otro de los nombres que pisa fuerte en el ámbito energético es el de Nicolás Caputo. De la mano de SADESA, participa en la generación de electricidad a través de Central Puerto y Central Mendoza. También posee participación en distribuidoras de gas en el centro del país y la región de Cuyo.

Al mismo tiempo, Caputo cuenta con una porción muy amplia en Edesur adquirida a la brasileña Petrobras en enero de 2013. En ese momento, la petrolera vendió su participación del 48,5% en u$s35 millones. Dichas acciones las adquirieron Hidroeléctrica Piedra del Águila (HPDA) y La Plata Cogeneración, ambas bajo control de SADESA.

En enero de 2017, la firma presentó proyectos para levantar una planta de ciclo combinado de 1.600 megavatios en el complejo industrial de Zárate y Campana. En simultáneo, el empresario ha triunfado en algunas de las principales licitaciones que el Gobierno llevó a cabo en materia nuclear.

Por poner un caso, a principios de este año se quedó con la construcción de un sistema de almacenamiento en seco de combustibles atómicos para la central de Atucha I. La obra está valuada en algo más de $500 millones.

Ya en enero de 2016, Caputo se alzó con la construcción de la obra civil de los edificios del reactor RA-10, en un contrato valuado en casi $800 millones. Al momento de informar los resultados de la compulsa, la CNEA argumentó en un comunicado que el empresario obtuvo "la ejecución del proyecto de diseño, construcción y puesta en marcha del reactor de investigación multipropósito RA-10, fundamentalmente, para aumentar la producción de radioisótopos destinados al diagnóstico de enfermedades".

Por estos días, Caputo está entre los finalistas de la competencia por la obra civil del edificio que albergará a toda la producción de CAREM. El presupuesto para dicho emprendimiento alcanza los $1.300 millones.

Pagano: el tapado
Más allá del despliegue de Mindlin y el movimiento creciente de Caputo, una de las movidas más significativas en tiempos de macrismo corrió por cuenta de un "tapado": Rogelio Pagano, un empresario del "riñón" del titular de Pampa Energía y que a fines de mayo de 2016 compró una serie de compañías que lo transformaron en una suerte de "zar" de la electricidad bonaerense.

En ese momento, el empresario pagó u$s250 millones para quedarse con Edelap, la firma que brinda electricidad a más de 400.000 usuarios en La Plata y su área de influencia, además de garantizarse también el dominio de EDEA, la empresa que provee de suministro a casi 530.000 clientes en Mar del Plata.

Al frente de Desarrolladora Energética (DESA), Pagano también opera EDESA, clave en la provisión de electricidad en la provincia de Salta, y las distribuidoras EDEN y EDES, con operaciones en el centro y sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires.

Pagano no es ningún improvisado en el negocio energético: integró el directorio de Edenor entre 2005 y 2012 y acompañó a Mindlin en Pampa Energía durante varios años. También ocupó diferentes cargos en Citibank y Bank Of America. Producto de sus últimas maniobras, Pagano pasó a disponer de una cartera de usuarios que supera con comodidad los 1,5 millones de clientes.

Macfarlane y Werthein
La venta de Edelap a Pagano corrió por cuenta de otro "viejo" conocido de Mindlin: Alejandro Macfarlane, titular del grupo Disvol y también con pasado en Pampa Energía.

A principios de mayo de este año, Macfarlane hizo un uso concreto de los fondos que recibió del actual dueño de Edelap al cerrar la compra del 31,5% del capital social y los votos de Camuzzi Gas Inversora, controlante de Camuzzi Gas Pampeana y su homónima Gas del Sur CGP.

Camuzzi Gas Pampeana distribuye gas natural a 1,3 millones de clientes residenciales e industriales en las provincias de Buenos Aires y La Pampa. En tanto, Camuzzi Gas del Sur asegura el suministro a 650.000 usuarios en toda la Patagonia.

Otro actor que se sumó en el último tiempo corresponde a la familia Werthein, que a mediados del año pasado generó una de las mayores sorpresas del segmento tras desembolsar unos u$s240 millones por la mitad de CIESA, la compañía que controla TGS y aún cuenta con participación de Mindlin.

"Se trata de una empresa que, sin problemas, debería facturar por los menos unos $3.500 millones anuales. Capacidad industrial no le falta", comentó a este medio una fuente cercana al ministro Aranguren.

La compra de TGS les aseguró el control del principal distribuidor de gas domiciliario y para complejos industriales, con monopolio del fluido que proviene principalmente de la cuenca Austral.

Asimismo, la firma es la mayor procesadora de líquidos derivados del gas, actividad que la compañía desempeña en la planta que posee muy cerca de Bahía Blanca, en la localidad de General Daniel Cerri.

En concreto, TGS produce a razón de 300.000 toneladas de etanol, 550.000 de propano y butano, además de 150.000 de naftas. Las principales productoras químicas de la Argentina operan en vínculo con la transportadora, que además cuenta con una potente instalación de poliductos en Puerto Galván, siempre en el sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires.

Eurnekian, en retirada
La contracara de estas expansiones corresponde a Eduardo Eurnekian, que en los últimos meses hizo evidentes sus movimientos para salir de Transportadora Gas del Norte (TGN).

A través de Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC), el empresario posee la mayoría accionaria de Gasinvest, controlante de la transportadora.

TGN cuenta con una de las mayores redes de gasoductos de la región, con una extensión que alcanza los 6.000 kilómetros distribuidos mayormente en el centro y norte de la Argentina. Ocho distribuidoras, diversas generadoras y múltiples industrias dependen del fluido que acerca este entramado de alcance nacional. El negocio de la firma está valuado en algo más de u$s750 millones.

La retirada de Eurnekian no concluye ahí: a mediados de mayo intensificó las conversaciones con Gas Natural Fenosa, controlante de Gas Natural BAN, para transferirle su participación en el gasoducto GasAndes, un tendido que hace dos décadas permitió la exportación del combustible a Chile. Este proceso se realiza en coordinación con el Banco Itaú.

Fenosa cuenta con más de 1,6 millones de clientes en el Norte y también provee de luz a miles de hogares en San Juan, Jujuy y Tucumán. En el ámbito energético aseguran que Eurnekian impulsa la venta de estos activos para, fondos frescos mediante, intensificar su apuesta por la producción de gas, sobre todo en la cuenca Austral.

En definitiva, el ámbito energético aparece como uno de los segmentos que mayor expansión viene exhibiendo desde que Cambiemos define el rumbo económico del país. La decisión del macrismo de profundizar la generación nuclear deja en claro que la política dista de ser momentánea.


Y para el empresariado nacional semejante apuesta representa la certeza de que es un buen momento para volver a hacer negocios de envergadura en la Argentina.

Fuente: http://www.iprofesional.com/notas/251951-energia-empresarios-duenos-Nuevos-duenos-de-la-energia-cuales-son-los-nombres-que-se-reparten-el-negocio-estrella-del-modelo-macrista

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Sie sind katalogisiert, verboten bank und sie haben nicht die gunst der banken, oder besser sie haben ein projekt und brauchen finanzierung. Eine schlechte kredit-oder brauchen geld, um rechnungen zu bezahlen, fonds zu investieren, auf die unternehmen. Also, wenn sie benötigen kredit zögern sie nicht, mich zu kontaktieren, um weitere informationen über meine bedingungen.gabrielpancha10@hotmail.com
          The 5 Most Important Benefits of Cloud Monitoring   

For any company that is heavily invested in information technology, it is inevitable that cloud computing becomes a dominant feature of its IT architecture. This…

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          Sonstiges Wien Geld leihen hier endlich alle Ihre Probleme z   
Sie sind katalogisiert, verboten bank und sie haben nicht die gunst der banken, oder besser sie haben ein projekt und brauchen finanzierung. Eine schlechte kredit-oder brauchen geld, um rechnungen zu bezahlen, fonds zu investieren, auf die unternehmen. Also, wenn sie benötigen kredit zögern sie nicht, mich zu kontaktieren, um weitere informationen über meine bedingungen.gabrielpancha10@hotmail.com
          These 8 Cost-Effective Home Improvements Will Make You Happy To Come Home   

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

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          Bieten Darlehen zwischen bestimmten   
Hallo Suchen Sie für ein Darlehen zu beleben Sie Ihre Aktivitäten, wird dazu beitragen, madame Sie Ihr Projekt zu erreichen, kaufen ein Wohnung oder Sie benötigen ein Kapital zu investieren. * Jetzt mehr Sorgen um dich, weil es sich um eine private Einrichtung handelt, kann Ihnen helfen, in Gewährung von Krediten an Geld, erhielt ich einen Kredit in Höhe von 15.000 € in diesem Dame, die ich zahlen mit einer Rate von 3% über 20 Jahre. Allerdings zögern Sie nicht, Kontaktieren Sie die folgende Adresse für die Lösung Ihrer Probleme Finanzierung * E-Mail:serviceFinanzen.FABIO14@hotmail.com
          Bieten Darlehen zwischen bestimmten   
Hallo Suchen Sie für ein Darlehen zu beleben Sie Ihre Aktivitäten, wird dazu beitragen, madame Sie Ihr Projekt zu erreichen, kaufen ein Wohnung oder Sie benötigen ein Kapital zu investieren. * Jetzt mehr Sorgen um dich, weil es sich um eine private Einrichtung handelt, kann Ihnen helfen, in Gewährung von Krediten an Geld, erhielt ich einen Kredit in Höhe von 15.000 € in diesem Dame, die ich zahlen mit einer Rate von 3% über 20 Jahre. Allerdings zögern Sie nicht, Kontaktieren Sie die folgende Adresse für die Lösung Ihrer Probleme Finanzierung * E-Mail:serviceFinanzen.FABIO14@hotmail.com
          Bieten Darlehen zwischen bestimmten   
Hallo Suchen Sie für ein Darlehen zu beleben Sie Ihre Aktivitäten, wird dazu beitragen, madame Sie Ihr Projekt zu erreichen, kaufen ein Wohnung oder Sie benötigen ein Kapital zu investieren. * Jetzt mehr Sorgen um dich, weil es sich um eine private Einrichtung handelt, kann Ihnen helfen, in Gewährung von Krediten an Geld, erhielt ich einen Kredit in Höhe von 15.000 € in diesem Dame, die ich zahlen mit einer Rate von 3% über 20 Jahre. Allerdings zögern Sie nicht, Kontaktieren Sie die folgende Adresse für die Lösung Ihrer Probleme Finanzierung * E-Mail: Mikrofinanzierung.FABIO14@hotmail.com
          Bieten Darlehen zwischen bestimmten   
Hallo Suchen Sie für ein Darlehen zu beleben Sie Ihre Aktivitäten, wird dazu beitragen, madame Sie Ihr Projekt zu erreichen, kaufen ein Wohnung oder Sie benötigen ein Kapital zu investieren. * Jetzt mehr Sorgen um dich, weil es sich um eine private Einrichtung handelt, kann Ihnen helfen, in Gewährung von Krediten an Geld, erhielt ich einen Kredit in Höhe von 15.000 € in diesem Dame, die ich zahlen mit einer Rate von 3% über 20 Jahre. Allerdings zögern Sie nicht, Kontaktieren Sie die folgende Adresse für die Lösung Ihrer Probleme Finanzierung * E-Mail: Mikrofinanzierung.FABIO14@hotmail.com
          Premier Is køber Hjem Is af en række private investorer   
Midt i det halvkedelige sommervejr er isforretningen med de velkendte klokker Hjem Is blevet solgt til Premier Is. Det oplyser Food Union Group, der ejer Premier Is, i en pressemeddelel ...
          Bieten Darlehen zwischen bestimmten   
Hallo Suchen Sie für ein Darlehen zu beleben Sie Ihre Aktivitäten, wird dazu beitragen, madame Sie Ihr Projekt zu erreichen, kaufen ein Wohnung oder Sie benötigen ein Kapital zu investieren. * Jetzt mehr Sorgen um dich, weil es sich um eine private Einrichtung handelt, kann Ihnen helfen, in Gewährung von Krediten an Geld, erhielt ich einen Kredit in Höhe von 15.000 € in diesem Dame, die ich zahlen mit einer Rate von 3% über 20 Jahre. Allerdings zögern Sie nicht, Kontaktieren Sie die folgende Adresse für die Lösung Ihrer Probleme Finanzierung * E-Mail: Mikrofinanzierung.FABIO14@hotmail.com
          Bieten Darlehen zwischen bestimmten   
Hallo Suchen Sie für ein Darlehen zu beleben Sie Ihre Aktivitäten, wird dazu beitragen, madame Sie Ihr Projekt zu erreichen, kaufen ein Wohnung oder Sie benötigen ein Kapital zu investieren. * Jetzt mehr Sorgen um dich, weil es sich um eine private Einrichtung handelt, kann Ihnen helfen, in Gewährung von Krediten an Geld, erhielt ich einen Kredit in Höhe von 15.000 € in diesem Dame, die ich zahlen mit einer Rate von 3% über 20 Jahre. Allerdings zögern Sie nicht, Kontaktieren Sie die folgende Adresse für die Lösung Ihrer Probleme Finanzierung * E-Mail:serviceFinanzen.FABIO14@hotmail.com
          Roban granadas de mano y otras armas en base militar portuguesa. (ENG)   

El ejército portugués y el Ministerio de Defensa informan que granadas de mano, munición de 9 mm y quizás otras armas fueron robadas del arsenal que no disponia de vigilancia electrónica y era custodiada por patrullas militares. No darán más detalles hasta que la policía militar haya concluido la investigación. El ministro de Defensa, Azeredo Lopes, ha informado que accedieron a la base realizando un agujero en una cerca perimetral.

etiquetas: robo, armamento, portugal

» noticia original (uk.businessinsider.com)


          Coup de jeune pour Kem One   
Le groupe inaugure une nouvelle unité de production de chlore et de soude. Un investissement de 160 millions.
          First Business Promotes Dave Shaw   

MADISON, WI – June 29, 2017 – First Business is proud to announce the promotion of David Shaw to Senior Vice President. Dave joined First Business Trust & Investments as…

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          El jefe de la UDEF recibió siete querellas de miembros del PP por investigar la Gürtel   

Luis Bárcenas, Jesús Merino o Francisco Álvarez-Cascos denunciaron al inspector de la Policía Nacional, según ha relatado en el juicio a la trama corrupta

etiquetas: corrupción, pp, udef, gürtel, querella

» noticia original (www.elplural.com)


          Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.   

Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.

The EPA has said that the protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

The EPA has said that pesticide protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

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This past January, three brothers—ages 7, 9 and 11—and their 17-year-old sister, died in their home in Amarillo, Texas, because a highly toxic restricted-use pesticide was improperly applied in their home.

And just two years ago, a family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and another family in Florida were poisoned after applicators grossly misused restricted-use pesticides. The vacationing father and his children were paralyzed; in Florida, the family’s 10-year old son suffered significant brain damage.

These kinds of tragedies prompted the federal government to enact long overdue updates to the Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule, also known as the CPA Rule. Designed to protect lives from restricted-use pesticides—some of the most hazardous chemicals that can only be used by certified professionals—the rule hadn’t been updated since Nixon was in office.

The EPA’s revised protections were supposed to go into effect in March, but Trump's new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, delayed the CPA Rule from going into effect for at least a year. This month, Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice sued the EPA for this unlawful delay.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk.

The CPA Rule ensures that children are not allowed to apply restricted-use pesticides and that certified applicators get updated annual trainings. It also requires applicators to have access to essential information about the products they use, so that they can wear appropriate protective gear and know what they’ve been exposed to if accidents happen.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk. They are allowing poorly trained pesticide applicators to handle the most dangerous chemicals in the fields where we grow our food, where we work and where we live.   

Although urban dwellers sporadically face these dangerous pesticides in businesses, homes and schools; there are roughly one million farmworkers who, together with their families, face pesticide exposures on a daily basis. As a second generation Chicana who comes from a lineage of laborers, farmworkers, and in general, a population whose children are nearly twice as likely to attend schools in close proximity to use of hazardous pesticides, the EPA’s delay of the CPA Rule is unacceptable to me on a deeply personal level.

We know that in some areas, 16-year-old kids are applying restricted-use pesticides because there is no minimum age limit for the roughly one million certified applicators nationwide. Moreover, most of the farmworkers facing the gravest pesticide risks are not just migrants, they are often low-income Spanish and indigenous language speakers who need these protections the most.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action. For perspective, this is like saying that we know every inhabitant in a U.S. town will suffer severe pesticide poisoning each year, but we simply prefer not to take action.

The EPA itself said that the now-delayed rule, which was developed after years of reviews, would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year. While this isn’t enough to get to where we need to be, in a society that values all lives alike, this is a much-needed start. None of us should be OK with delaying life-saving rules.

The federal government may be eager to bow to industry barons who care more about profit than life, but we the people have to defend our families and the most vulnerable populations. So while it’s clear that we can’t count on the Trump administration to do the right thing, we can use the power of the law to force them into action.

In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing.


          As the dust settles: Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners   

New evidence of police violations against protesters emerges, and regional authorities take aim at Alexei Navalny's campaign offices. 

Conditions for people detained at anti-corruption protests have been poor. Image: Polina Kostyleva.

We continue our partnership with OVD-Infoan NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday, we bring you the latest information on freedom of assembly. 

We have collected and analysed a large number of reports of violations by Russian police officers at anti-corruption rallies held on 12 June. Now we are able to say with certainty there have been 109 violations. Police officers exceeded the permitted time for administrative detention, wrote official reports with numerous mistakes, and did not allow lawyers to visit those detained. In one of the St Petersburg police stations, a detainee contracted pneumonia after spending the night in a cold cell. This was despite the fact that he had warned the police officers he was in poor health and should not get cold. The list of violations with legal commentaries can be seen here.

This week a number of individuals requested political asylum abroad. Krasnodar artists Lusiney Dzhanyan and Aleksei Knedlyakovsky requested asylum in Sweden. The artists said that their telephones had been tapped, and in 2013 Dzhanyan was dismissed from Krasnodar University of Culture for supporting Pussy Riot and exhibiting in a gallery owned by Marat Gelman. But it’s not only those who create modern art who can fall victim to persecution. Children’s drawings in chalk can also evoke the dissatisfaction of the authorities. Mikhail Petrov, a martial arts trainer from Pskov, has left Russia because he feared persecution by the authorities. It is thought the authorities’ interest in the trainer was related to the fact that he and his students had drawn anti-military drawings on the walls of buildings belonging to a military air assault division. He has requested political asylum in Estonia. 

Supporters of Alexei Navalny continue to be persecuted. In the town of Cherepovets, writer and journalist Elena Kolyadina was dismissed by the newspaper Golos Cherepovtsa for giving a lecture to staff of Navalny’s local election campaign office. In the Siberian city of Barnaul, the coordinator of the campaign office was injured with a knife, while earlier someone set fire to one of the office’s windows. In Vladimir, the local branch of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network asked its chief engineer to resign because he had headed Navalny’s local campaign office. Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don a car belonging to the head of Navalny’s office was covered with paint and its tyres were punctured.

The Investigative Committee completed its investigation into one more defendant in the “26 March case”. Dmitry Krepkin is charged with using force against a police officer during the anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Krepkin maintains his innocence. Moreover, he has said that he was himself assaulted at the time of his detention at the 26 March protest. Doctors at the emergency medical centre recorded bruising all over his body. He had been struck at least six times.   

The pre-trial detention of mathematician Dmitry Bogatov was extended until 31 August. Bogatov has been charged with incitement to riot on the grounds that he had posted appeals on the SysAdmins.ru forum to go out on to Red Square on 2 April 2017 under the pseudonym of “Airat Bashirov”. The appeals were sent from Bogatov’s IP address. However, since Bogatov operates a Tor exit node, any user could have posted the materials using his IP.

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          National Events Bankruptcy To Be Split Into Dueling Queries   
The dueling creditor factions in the restructuring of defunct ticket reseller and alleged Ponzi scheme vehicle National Events Holdings LLC reached a tentative deal Thursday in New York bankruptcy court that will center around two parallel investigations...(read more)
          Speedway Reaches Hess Halfway Mark   

UPDATE: According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

FINDLAY, Ohio --Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has now converted more than half of the 1,250 Hess gas stations and convenience stores it acquired in October 2014 to its Speedway brand, Gary Heminger, president and CEO, said in reporting MPC’s second-quarter 2015 financial results.

It has converted more than 650 of the retail sites to the Speedway brand since the acquisition, said Heminger on the company’s earnings call.

According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

Speedway, MPC's retail segment, performed well and continues to make tremendous progress integrating the East Coast and Southeast retail locations, he said.

"We are on pace to achieve the expected synergies for 2015 from light-product supply, as well as from operating and administrative expense savings. Further, the accelerated progress for store conversions and subsequent remodels has allowed us to more rapidly implement Speedway's industry-leading Speedy Rewards loyalty program. This program and other marketing enhancements are expected to drive the anticipated synergies to the business over the next several years."

Tony Kenney, president of Speedway, said. “We're moving along at an accelerated pace in converting the [Hess] brand to Speedway. … The important thing there is it's more than just the brand. What's going inside the store is all of our technology that is the platform for our marketing programs, primarily our loyalty program, all of our inventory management, other things that drive savings and synergies for us as we operate convenience stores. … As we begin to bring on all of the marketing enhancements through the conversions inside the store, then we'll start to realize those benefits down the road.”

Speedway segment income from operations was $127 million in second-quarter 2015, compared with $94 million in second-quarter 2014. This increase was primarily the result of higher merchandise and light-product margins and the addition of the newly acquired locations, partially offset by higher operating and administrative expenses. Speedway's consolidated light-product margin increased to 13.51 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2015, from 12.82 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2014.

Speedway's income from operations was $33 million higher in the quarter as compared to second-quarter 2014. Speedway's newly acquired locations contributed income of approximately $14 million to the quarter's results or approximately $45 million of EBITDA.

For the legacy Speedway sites, the merchandise gross margin was $23 million higher in second-quarter 2015 compared to the same quarter last year, and the light-product gross margin was about $16 million higher.

Speedway same-store gasoline sales volume was down two-tenths of a percent versus same quarter last year compared to estimates of U.S. demand growth in the second quarter of approximately 3% higher. Overall, gasoline sales volumes for legacy Speedway locations were up 3% in the quarter, reflecting the impact of investments in new, rebuild and remodel locations.

“Another key performance metric for our retail group is same-store merchandise sales,” said Timothy Griffith, CFO, “and we're continuing to see strong demand for our in-store offering as our same-store merchandise sales in the quarter excluding cigarettes were up 4.6% versus same quarter last year. So far in July, we've seen a 1.6% increase in same-store gasoline volumes compared to last July.”

MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner. Approximately 5,460 independently owned gas stations across 19 states sell the Marathon-brand. In addition, Speedway owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience-store chain, with approximately 2,750 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC also owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of pipeline. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership (MLP). MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

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          1/550 RMS Titanic   
1/550 RMS TitanicThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.


Model Dimension: Length: 482mm, Width: 48.5mm

The kit consists of 93 parts in plastic Stand & Nameplate included.

TITANIC lost in the depths for 73 years, its discovery in 1985 and subsequent exploration have made Titanic the best-known ship of all time. The many events relating to the Titanic have made it a legend. It was the subject of Watergate-type investigation in the U.S. The present safety standards applied to shipping are attributed to this event. Harland and Wolfe, builders of the Titanic and its sister ship, the Olympic, were unable to provide drawings, which were destroyed during WWII, or their model which disappeared during the Senate investigations in 1912. The model was, however, constructed from original drawings, photographs taken by survivors and other technical journals, many of which war provided by the Titanic Historical Society resulting in a model indistinguishable from the original ship

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          Myanmar Vows to Block U.N. Investigators From Entering   
The government said it would refuse to grant visas to three experts tasked with looking into violence against Muslims in the country.
          The comfort zone of local investors   

Let’s face it, Maltese investors are in line with the Italians when it comes to selecting a particular asset class. In fact, the local investor is more focused on asset classes, which mainly generate an income return and thus tend to shy away from capital growth investments such as equities. Interestingly enough, over 75 per cent of Italians are more focused towards generating income from their investments. Should local investors remain solely focused on the fixed-income asset class at the current low yielding environment? In my view, as I have opined in previous writings, the current low yielding environment is posing risks to those investors who opted in taking more risk in order to beef-up their income return. In fact, nowadays even very conservative investors have opted for such move. In my view, as I have opined in previous writings, the current low yielding environment is posing risks to those investors who opted in taking more risk in order to beef-up their income return. In fact, nowadays even very conservative investors have opted for such move. In In Europe the wave of quantitative easing (QE) by the European Central Bank (ECB), has pushed yields towards record lows,...
          Dollar falls but bond yields up    
The euro rose yesterday alongside sterling and bond yields as a slew of hawkish comments from central banks signalled the era of ultra-loose monetary policy is ready to sunset across the Atlantic. The dollar index touched its lowest since October as investors shifted to the view that the US Federal Reserve might not be the only game in town when it comes to higher interest rates. With the Fed green-lighting dividends and buybacks in major banks as part of another round of stress tests, financial stocks rose but not enough to offset declines in technology and interest-rate sensitive sectors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 141.81 points, or 0.66 per cent, to 21,312.8, the S&P 500 lost 19.3 points, or 0.79 per cent, to 2,421.39 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 92.96 points, or 1.49 per cent, to 6,141.46. European shares failed to hold onto early gains. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 1.36 per cent and MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.52 per cent. Emerging market stocks lost 0.08 per cent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan closed 0.59 per cent higher, while the Nikkei rose 0.45 per cent. As euro zone bond yields rallied, the...
          INVESTIGAN SI ANTONY, EL NIÑO TORTURADO Y ENCADENADO EN LA GAM, ES CIUDADANO DE EU   
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (apro/ Proceso).- Antony, el niño de 4 años que fue hallado encadenado, desnutrido y golpeado en una vivienda de la en la delegación Gustavo A. Madero, en la Ciudad de México posiblemente sea ciudadano estadounidense. La Procuraduría General de Justicia de la Ciuddad de México informó el jueves en un comunicado que […]
          TIM launches 1G FTTH and previews 4.5G    
Italy's TIM has claimed another first for its mobile network by enabling upload speeds of up to 75 Mbit/s for all customers, and from July this year will enable 700 Mbit/s download speeds, over its 4.5G network in Turin, Milan, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Taormina and Giardini-Naxos.

In addition, as part of its fixed and mobile ultrabroadband initiative, TIM is launching a new 1,000 Mbit/s fixed-line service in 70 Italian municipalities. The company stated that the initiatives are the result of key investments to upgrade its ultrabroadband network, which currently reaches approximately 67% of Italian homes with fibre and covers 97% of the population via its 4G mobile network.

Through its Fibre and Mobile program, TIM offers customers connectivity enabling up to 1,000 Mbit/s download and 100 Mbit/s upload rates in 70 municipalities where the FTTH service is already available and, leveraging its 4.5G mobile network, 700 Mbit/s download rates in 11 cities. TIM stated that new customers can now sign up for its new Fibre and Mobile offer and receive broadband service with from 100 up to 1,000 Mbit/s bandwidth.

TIM stated that through planned investments for the period 2017 to 19 amounting to around Euro 11 billion, of which Euro 5 billion is dedicated to network modernisation, it has extended fibre coverage in Italy to over 16 million homes in around 1,900 municipalities. In 1,300 of these municipalities the broadband speed has been doubled to 200/70 Mbit/s via its FTTH infrastructure.

In addition, on its mobile network, having become the first service provider in Europe to launch 4.5G commercial service with download speeds of up to 500 Mbit/s in 11 cities, from July this year TIM plans to offer up to 700 Mbit/s download speeds in Turin, Milan, Naples, Rome and Palermo, Taormina and Giardini-Naxos for customers with compatible devices.

TIM is also offering all customers mobile service with upload speeds of up to 75 Mbit/s on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and Sony XPERIA XZ Premium devices.



  • In April, TIM announced that as part of a program to implement 5G technology it would launch the first field tests in the city of Turin, and would demonstrate the technology in the city on 5G Day at its Open Lab innovation and development centre.
  • The Torino 5G project, instituted by TIM through an agreement with the Turin municipal authority, is designed to allow TIM to carry out early trials of 5G technology in a metro environment by the end of 2018. The company noted at that time that Turin was expected to become the first city in Italy to have a 5G mobile network, and cited a goal of deploying the technology by 2020.
  • For the 5G Day, TIM partnered with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson to demonstrate speeds of up to 700 Mbit/s download and up to 75 Mbit/s upload over its live 4.5G mobile network.

          AT&T and China Telecom sign partnership deal   
AT&T and China Telecom announced they have signed a framework agreement that strengthens their cooperation to support the development of advanced network services for multinational companies operating in China.

Through the agreement, the companies will help multinational customers leverage secure global communications to support business growth in China and worldwide. AT&T and China Telecom will also jointly work to create new services in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based big data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming, and software-defined networks (SDN).

The companies noted that the new agreement renews the 20-year authorisation under which Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications (SST), the joint venture formed bAT&T, China Telecom and Shanghai Information Investments, was established in 2000. As part of the new agreement, the parties intend to expand the scope of SST and the locations it serves to enable the delivery of new business services and technologies to customers.

Specifically, under the renewed agreement the companies plan to:

1.         Help establish industry standards for SDN and support their adoption.

2.         Launch bilateral roaming tests, as contemplated in a previously executed roaming agreement for business customers.

3.         Explore the potential of VoLTE roaming.



          Keeping an eye on Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun – Part 1   
Alibaba's Jack Ma made headlines across the world last week by laying out a plan for rapid global expansion of China's e-commerce behemoth. In an Investor Conference held at the company's Xixi headquarters in Hangzhou, China, Ma made the bold claim that Alibaba could reach $1 trillion in gross merchandise value by 2021 by becoming the primary online store for 2 billion people, as well as by expanding into new areas, one of which is the international public cloud services business. While Alibaba's investor event was overshadowed somewhat by the news that Amazon will spend $13.7 billion in cash to acquire Whole Foods, the premium U.S. grocery store chain, Jack Ma unveiled a strategy with clear potential to disrupt the cloud market.

Meanwhile, business at Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) is 'fantastic' and is only going to get better this year, according to the company CFO. For the most recent fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of RMB 38,579 million ($5,605 million), an increase of 60% year-over-year, including:

•   Revenue from core commerce of RMB31,570 million ($4,587 million), up 47% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from cloud computing of RMB 2,163 million ($314 million), up 103% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from digital media and entertainment of RMB 3,927 million ($571 million), up 234% year-over-year.

Growth at the parent company is primarily being driven by the steady increase in active buyers on its ecommerce platforms, both in numbers and in the value of goods and services being transacted. Annual active buyers reached 454 million, an increase of 31 million from the 12-month period ended on March 31, 2016. Mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces reached 507 million in March, up 97 million over March 2016. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) transacted on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2017 was RMB 3,767 billion ($547 billion), up 22% compared to RMB 3,092 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun as it is known in Chinese, is firmly established as the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in mainland China and is moving rapidly to become a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider and a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retailer. Some important Aliyun metrics emerged from the Investor presentation, including (with additional commentary):

·         Public cloud is growing: based on Gartner's figures from March 2017, Aliyun estimates the global public cloud market will amount to $245 billion in 2017, growing to $436 billion in 2021, a 15.9% CAGR.

·         China’s public cloud market is growing even faster, with Gartner figures showing China’s public cloud market, valued at $14 billion this year, growing to $25 billion in 2021, a 17.2% CAGR; by 2021, China’s share of the global public cloud market would still be under 6%, which seems odd given the country's share of global GDP is much higher and that ecommerce, social media and mobile technologies are booming in China - why so low versus the U.S. market?

·         Aliyun cited figures from IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market (IaaS), indicating it currently is the No.4 player in public cloud services worldwide, but with only a 3.2% share; No.1 was AWS, $8.4 billion, 46.1% share; No. 2 Microsoft, $1.4 billion, 7.6% share; No.3 IBM, $1.0 billion, 5.8% share; No.4 Alibaba, $0.57 billion, 3.2% share; No.5 Google, $0.519 billion, 2.9% share.

Clearly, AWS is dominating the public cloud market, especially in the U.S. The other U.S. public cloud players are investing aggressively to catch up and they too seem to have ambitions that reach to the sky. Alibaba's Jack Ma has previously been quoted in the press as saying that Alibaba would catch and surpass Amazon. When it comes to cloud services at least, this will be extremely difficult given its current 3.2% share versus AWS’ 46.1% share, and a capex budget that appears decisively smaller.

In its home market of China, Aliyun's IaaS revenue is equivalent to the next seven players combined. The numbers cited in IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market are as follows:

·         No.1 – Alibaba Group, $587 million, 40.7% market share

·         No.2 - China Telecom, $123 million, 8.5%

·         No.3 – Tencent, $106 million, 7.3%

·         No.4 – Kingsoft, $87 million, 6.0%

·         No.5 – Ucloud, $79 million, 5.5%

·         No.6 – Microsoft, $72 million, 5.0%

·         No.7 – China Unicom, $67 million, 4.6%

·         No.8 – AWS, $55 million, 3.8%

In addition, as of March 31, 2017 Aliyun had 874,000 paying customers, had 15 data centres worldwide and had 186 cloud service offers. It also claims a 96.7% retention rate amongst its top paying customers in Q1 2017 compared to a year earlier.

Over one-third of China’s Top 500 companies are on Alibaba Cloud, including China's Public Safety Bureau (PSB), CCTV, Sinopec, Sina Weibo, Xinhua News Agency,Toutiao, Geely, Mango TV, CEA, Quanmin Live, Panda TV and DJI, while two-thirds of Chinese Unicorn companies are on Alibaba Cloud. Global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) now available on Aliyun include Accenture, SAP, Docker, here, SUSE, Haivision, Wowza, AppScale, AppEX, Hillstone, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems and Red Hat.


Aliyun’s Computing Conference 2016 was attended by over 40,000 developers in person, with more than 7 million viewers online. At its investor conference, Aliyun also disclosed a number of major international brands that are now using its services, including Schneider Electric, Shisheido, Philips, Nestle and Vodafone, which is a good start. Nevertheless, attracting international companies will be harder, first, because Alibaba has only just recently begun building data centres outside of China, and two, they will be much less known and trusted than established brands such as IBM.


          IoT forecasts come into focus   
For years now there has been forecast after forecast predicting the size of the IoT market by the end of the decade or ten years hence. There is always a big number of connected things and impressive valuation for the sum of the whole market, and with the large mobile operators such as AT&T and Verizon now including connected things in their quarterly reports there is hard data to back up the rosy forecasts. At an editorial briefing in San Jose last month, Qualcomm executives said it is now shipping one million wireless connections per day - this certainly gives a perspective on how fast IoT can grow. The company has hundreds of OEM design wins for its MDM9206 LTE modem for IoT.

As of June 15th, the GSMA Intelligence services says there are 8,132,111,132 mobile connections, including M2M. The GSMA's online tracker further reports 5,016,263,289 unique mobile subscribers, which are assumed to mean people with at least one mobile phone and SIM card. By subtraction, this means 3.1 billion M2M connections tracked by the GSMA via their mobile operator members.

This piece collects newly published data from several sources. First, IDC recently reported that worldwide spending on the IoT will reach nearly $1.4 trillion in 2021. Second, the Cisco Visual Network Index (VNI) found that M2M connections globally will grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth. Third, the newly published Ericsson Mobility Study finds that 70% of wide-areas IoT devices will use cellular technology in 2022. While studies from different authors will never precisely line up, this collection of data agrees that real and significant revenue from IoT for carriers has started to materialize and will grow quickly in the near term.

Highlights from IDC’s Worldwide Semi-annual IoT spending guide

The first big finding to notice in IDC's report is that worldwide spending on IoT will reach $800 billion this year, up 16.7% year over year, which means that the market this month must be worth tens of millions of dollars. These numbers are spread out amongst the hardware, software, services and connectivity that enable the IoT. This means splitting the pot between vendors such as Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, Cisco Jasper, integration specialists, and of course carriers such as AT&T, Orange and Vodafone. There are many others that could be included on this list, especially when considering the global market.  In that sense, the $800 billion is just a starting point. IDC's forecast says that by 2021, global IoT spending will total nearly $1.4 trillion. In a press release announcing the study, IDC's Carrie MacGillivray, vice president, Internet of Things and Mobility, stated that the true value of IoT is realised when the software and services come together to enable the capture, interpretation, and action on data produced by IoT endpoints.

IDC breaks down 2017 investments in IoT as follows: manufacturing operations ($105 billion), freight monitoring ($50 billion), and production asset management ($45 billion), smart grid technologies for electricity, gas and water and smart building technologies ($56 billion and $40 billion, respectively). Looking to 2021, IDC expects these use cases will remain the largest areas of IoT spending. Smart home technologies are forecast to experience strong growth (19.8% CAGR) over the five-year forecast. The use cases that will see the fastest spending growth are airport facilities automation (33.4% CAGR), electric vehicle charging (21.1% CAGR), and in-store contextual marketing (20.2% CAGR).

IDC sees hardware as the largest IoT spending category to 2021, the last year of the forecast, when it is overtaken by the services category. This is to be expected as the various physical sensors and connectivity units must be deployed first before a service can be offered. IDC says hardware spending will be dominated by modules and sensors that connect end points to networks, while software spending will be similarly dominated by applications software. In addition, IDC says services spending will be about evenly split between ongoing and content services and IT and installation services. The fastest growing areas of technology spending are in the software category, where horizontal software and analytics software will have five-year CAGRs of 29.0% and 20.5%, respectively. Security hardware and software will also see increased investment, growing at 15.1% and 16.6% CAGRs, respectively.

Regional highlights:

•   Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, APeJ) will be the IoT investment leader throughout the forecast with spending expected to reach $455 billion in 2021.

•   The U.S. will be the second largest region with IoT spending reaching $421 billion in 2021.

•   Western Europe will reach $274 billion in 2021.

The IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide is quite comprehensive, covering IoT spending for 12 technologies and 54 use cases across 20 vertical industries in eight regions and 52 countries (for more details see here: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS42799917).

Cisco looks wide with its VNI forecast

Generally speaking, Cisco's forecasts have tended to be the most optimistic. This year’s Cisco VNI indicates that its IoT coverage includes both M2M and emerging category of wearable IoT devices. M2M connections, which Cisco defines as home and office security and automation, smart metering and utilities, maintenance, building automation, automotive, healthcare and consumer electronics, are predicted to grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth.

Wearable devices, which Cisco notes could connect and communicate to the network either directly through embedded cellular connectivity or through another device (primarily a smartphone) using WiFi, Bluetooth, or another technology, include such things as smart watches, smart glasses, heads-up displays (HUDs), health and fitness trackers, health monitors, wearable scanners and navigation devices and smart clothing. The Cisco VNI predicts that by 2021 there will be 929 million wearable devices globally, growing nearly threefold from 325 million in 2016 at a CAGR of 23%. By 2021, Cisco expects that 7% will have embedded cellular connectivity, up from 3% in 2016. As AR/VR headsets enter the market, they could start to have a tangible impact on mobile traffic.

Ericsson looks to short-range and wide-range IoT connectivity

The newly published Ericsson Mobility Report finds that at the end of 2016 there were around 0.4 billion IoT devices with cellular connections. Ericsson's study divides IoT into short-range and wide-area segments, and it provides some guidance as to how IoT is impacting the network. For instance, the report says use cases with VoLTE calls for IoT (Cat-M1) are starting to emerge. This could extend mobile voice service to IoT devices, an interesting possibility.

By 2021, Ericsson expects there will be 2.1 billion devices connected via LTE-M and NB-IoT networks, roughly a 30% CAGR from today. This trend has already started. This year, several prominent mobile operators have rolled out commercial LTE-M networks. For instance, in March, Verizon announced the commercial launch of its nationwide 4G LTE Category M1 (or Cat M1) network. The coverage spans 2.4 million square miles. Verizon will introduce low rate, multi-year plans to match the longer useful life of Cat M1 devices, including data plans that start at $2 per month per device, with customised options available for bulk activations and volume purchases. In May, AT&T followed suit by announcing the deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule.


          Nokia – IP networks re-imagined   
Recently we have seen Cisco predict that busy hour global IP traffic will grow 4.6-fold (35% CAGR) from 2016 to 2021, reaching 4.3 Pb/s by 2021, compared to average Internet traffic that will grow 3.2-fold (26% CAGR) over the same period to reach 717 Tb/s by 2021. The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released earlier this week, calculates that the total traffic in mobile networks increased by 70% between the end of Q1 2016 and the end of Q1 2017. And now, Nokia Bell Labs has just announced its own prediction: IP traffic will more than double in the next five years, reaching 330 exabytes per month by 2022 while growing at a 25% CAGR. The company anticipates that peak data rates will grow even faster at nearly 40% annually. Nokia Bell Labs also predicts that 3D/4K/UHD will experience a 4.79x growth from 2017 – 22, that wireless traffic will experience 7.5x growth from 2017 – 22, and that worldwide IoT devices to grow from 12bn in 2017 to 100bn in 2025.

Nokia unveils next gen networking processing engine

Nokia's processing engine sets the stage for perhaps the most significant announcement from the company since the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks in 2015. In a press event entitled 'IP networks reimagined', Nokia unveiled its FP4 silicon, featuring the 'first' 2.4 Tbit/s network processor, up to 6x more powerful than processors currently available. The proprietary chipset is designed for a new class of petabit-class routers.

Core routers traditionally have been the 'big iron' that powers the heart of the Internet. It is a product category dominated by Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and Nokia, including via its existing 7950 XRS routing platform. However, the market has been in flux. Earlier this month, Dell’Oro Group reported a significant break in Q1 17 with Huawei taking the top spot from Cisco in the core router market for the first time. The report also found Huawei taking over second spot from Nokia in the SP edge router and CES market. The primary reason cited for this shift is that the SP core routing business is only growing at a low single-digit rate, while China Mobile is defying the trend with significant investments in their IP core backbone, for which Huawei is the lead supplier. Nevertheless, the overall predictions for rapid growth in IP traffic over the coming five years makes it more likely that service providers will need a significant refresh of their core backbones to handle hundreds of 100 or 400 Gbit/s connections at major nodes.

Nokia's previous generation FP3 chipset, unveiled by Alcatel-Lucent in June 2011 and launched in 2012, packed 288 RISC cores operating at 1 GHz and leveraged 40 nm process technology; the FP2 chipset offered 112 cores at 840 MHz and was built in 90 nm. This network processor lineage can be traced back to TiMetra Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California that launched its first carrier-class routing platforms in 2003.

TiMetra, which was headed by Basil Alwan, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent later in 2003 for approximately $150 million in stock. The product line went on to become the highly successful 7450, 7750 and eventually 7950 carrier platforms - the basis for the IP division at Alcatel-Lucent. Not bad for an idea from a small start-up to grow into the star platform underpinning all of Alcatel-Lucent + Nokia Siemens Networks.

In a launch day webcast, Basil Alwan, now president of Nokia's IP/Optical Networks business group, said we are moving into a new phase of the Internet requiring 'cloud-scale routing'. First, he noted that there is market confusion between Internet-class routers and core data centre switches, which are being used to power the hyperscale infrastructure of the Internet content providers. High-end, data centre spine switches are capable of routing packets at high rates and can handle access control lists (ACLs). Likewise, conventional big iron core routers can switch data flows, and are sometimes deployed in data centres. However, there have been tradeoffs when this role reversal happens. Nokia's new FP4 chipset aims to fix that.

First multi-terabit NPU silicon

Six years have passed since the FP3, or roughly two cycles in the evolution of Moore's Law, so naturally one would expect the new silicon to be smaller, faster and more powerful and efficient. But Alwan said the company took its time to rethink how the packet processing works at the silicon level. To begin with, Nokia redesigned the onboard memory, employing 2.5D and 3D layouts on 16 nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. The single chip contains 22 dies, including memory stacks and control logic. It runs at 2.4 Tbit/s half-duplex, or 6x more capacity than the current generation 400 Gbit/s FP3 chipset. The FP4 will support full terabit IP flows. All conventional routing capabilities are included. Deep classification capabilities include enhanced packet intelligence and control, policy controls, telemetry and security.

The FP4 could be used to provide an in-service upgrade to Nokia's current line of core routers and carrier switches. It will also be used to power a new family of 7750 SR-s series routers designed for single-node, cloud scale density. In terms of specs, the SR-s boasts a 144 Tbit/s configuration supporting port densities of up to 144 future terabit links, 288 x 400 Gbit/s ports, or 1,440 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Absolute capacity could be doubled for a maximum of 288 Tbit/s configuration. It runs the same software as the company's widely-deployed systems. The first 7750 SR-s boxes are already running in Nokia labs and the first commercial shipments are expected in Q4.

Nokia is also introducing a chassis extension option to push its router into petabit territory. Without using the switching shelf concept employed in the multi-chassis designs of its competitors, Nokia is offering the means to integrate up to six of its 7750 SRS-s routers into a single system. This results in 576 Tbit/s of capacity, enough for densities of up to 2,880 x 100 GBE ports or 720 x 400 Gbit/s ports. Adding up the numbers, it is not truly petabit-class, but at 576 Tbit/s it is more than halfway there.

Network telemetry leads to security
Another interesting twist concerns security and petabit-class routing. In December 2016, Nokia agreed to acquire Deepfield, a start-up specialising in real-time analytics for IP network performance management and security. Deepfield, founded in 2011 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed an analytics platform that identifies over 30,000 popular cloud applications and services. Its Internet Genome tracks how traffic runs to and through networks to reach subscribers, in real time, and without the need for probes, taps and monitors in the network itself. At the time of the deal, Nokia said it would integrate Deepfield big data analytics with the dynamic control capabilities of open SDN platforms, such as the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) and Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).

Expanding on this idea, Alwan said Deepfield can really leverage the routers rather than probes to understand what is happening to the traffic. Fewer probes mean lower investment. More importantly, Deepfield could be used to track DDoS attacks passing through the core of the network rather than at the edge destination target. The new FP4 silicon is said to be a very good match for this application.


          Civil rights warriors get green light to challenge UK mass surveillance   

High Court grants Liberty the liberty to fight Pry Minister May's creepy Snoopers' Charter

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          Huawei Marine Selected for Cameroon-Brazil Subsea cable   
Huawei Marine, the joint venture between Huawei Technologies and UK-based Global Marine Systems, announced it has been contracted by China Unicom and Cameroon government-owned infrastructure operator Camtel to construct the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL), marking the official commencement of the SAIL cable system implementation phase.

Funded with investment from China Unicom and Camtel, the SAIL system will link Cameroon and Brazil and span around 6,000 km. The cable system will comprise 4 fibre pairs and offer a design capacity of 32 Tbit/s based on Huawei Marine’s advanced 100 Gbit/s technology.

The SAIL system will be the first direct access cable to connect Africa and South America, and on completion is designed to provide a reliable, high-quality intercontinental communications infrastructure between the two developing regions.



  • Huawei Marine originally announced that it had been commissioned to construct the Cameroon-Brazil cable system, initially called Cameroon-Brazil Cable System (CBCS), in October 2015.
  • Also in 2015, Huawei Marine announced it had started marine installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), Cameroon's first wholly-owned submarine cable and part funded by the Cameroon government. Spanning around 1,100 km, the NCSCS directly connects Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigeria and will deliver 12.8 Tbit/s of capacity.
  • Camtel states that to date it has deployed more than 8,000 km of fibre that connects the ten regional chief towns in Cameroon, as well as around 60 divisional/sub-divisional chief towns and hundreds of rural communities; it also provides connectivity to CEMAC region countries including Chad. The company is aiming to build a network spanning over 20,000 km.


          Europol, FBI, UK's NCA ride out to Ukraine's cavalry call   

Security service calls NotPetya an 'act of cyberterrorism'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further Features of the FastLinQ 41000 Series inlcude:

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

2.         Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE and GENEVE.

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

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

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


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



          Asl, utile di Bilancio e soldi per le Case della salute   
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          Now Maxine Waters Wants President Trump Exiled   

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          Investor lending cools under pressure from APRA clampdown   

Investor lending has slowed, but there is still little headroom to keep it under APRA's 10 per cent limit.


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          Upbeat outlook, investor inflows lift emerging market first-half issuance   
All global regions saw an increase in both the volume and amount of deals, the data showed.
          Cladding on major Brisbane hospital being investigated for fire risk   

The Queensland Government confirms it is investigating potentially flammable cladding on the outside of the Princess Alexandra Hospital — one of Brisbane's busiest hospitals — and a Brisbane CBD building.


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          Crash for cash case sees 33 plead not guilty   
A TOTAL of 33 people have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud, in relation to the second phase of Operation Dino - otherwise known as the ‘crash for cash’ investigation.
          Investors slowly start to push climate change up their agenda   
Energy firms have faced shareholder demands to do more to curb carbon emissions.
          Surge in tech stocks leads market higher in first half of year   

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          ASX follows global markets down, dropping $28b in value   

Investors head for the exits on the last day of the financial year as the prospect of higher interest rates sinks in.


          Tiger Recruitment: EA to CEO- Dubai    
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          Philippine top cop says police try to save lives of drugs war victims   
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          Yardsellr, The eBay For Facebook, Grows To 5 Million Strong, Rebrands; Launches Marketplace For Fashion   
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          Myomo touts reduced upper extremity impairment in MyoPro trial   

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          CHF Solutions wins IDE for pediatric trial of Aquadex FlexFlow aquapheresis system   

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Two House Democrats want Congress to look into possible conflicts of interest in the Trump administration’s handling of investigations into Pasadena’s OneWest Bank — a bank formerly headed by now-Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

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          Texas officer shot while investigating vehicle break-in dies   
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          Texas officer shot while investigating vehicle break-in dies   
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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $BIDU, $DDS, $NKE Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations […]

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          Comment on what is ‘net energy’? by Luis Gutierrez   
I think you mean net energy = energy out - energy in, where "energy out" is energy gained and "energy in" is energy invested, right? For instance, at the tar sands, net energy = 2 barrels out - 1 barrel in = 1 barrel Or are you using a different terminology?
          American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile”   

American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile” $AAPL, $AMZN, $GOOGL, $MSFT, $INTC Corporate cash is at record high marks as increased debt is offsetting net operating cash outflows. America’s largest corporations are sitting on a historically large amount of Green Money these days. Cash and short-term investments on the S&P 500 sector companies’ balance […]

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          Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower   

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower $BLK, $JLL, $GOOGL, $C The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired a 43-story office tower in Singapore from US private equity firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) in a $2.45-B transaction. […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $RDS-A, $SXL, $PAY, $WPZ Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, […]

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          Prosecutors: Execs of sham Philadelphia-based investment firm stole $1.5M   
Two financial investment advisers are facing federal charges for allegedly scheming others out of at least $1.5 million that was spent on hotels, restaurants, jewelry stores and other personal purchases. On Friday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced the fraud charges filed against 42-year-old Carl Frederic Sealey and 44-year-old Eric Enge, who courted private investors through their businesses, Global Standard Industries and SEK Industries. Both Sealey…

          Wall Street’s Top Analysts’ Upgrades, Downgrades and Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts’ Upgrades, Downgrades and Initiations $GOOGL, $AAPL $MSFT, $ERIC, $URI Daily HeffX-LTN review Wall Street analyst research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analyst upgrades, […]

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          Ether Price Analysis: Bears Chasing Back a Bullish Price Rally   
Ether Price Analysis

Following a devastating bear market last week, several major market players saw a reversal pattern called a Double Bottom Reversal.  For reference, please check out the previous BTC-USD market analysis where an in-depth description of Double Bottom Reversals is outlined.

ETHUSD Double Bottom.pngFigure 1:  ETH-USD, 4HR Candles, Gemini, Double Bottom Reversal

The buy-back volume seemed very promising on the reversal pattern and it even saw textbook characteristics of a healthy bull rally.  However, if we take a closer look at the market move, we can see something slightly concerning regarding the health of the bull trend.  To gain some insight, let’s examine the finer points of the reversal pattern:

ETHUSD Failed Retracement.pngFigure 2:  ETH-USD, 30Min Candles, Gemini, Failed 100% Retracement

The most immediately concerning aspect of this bull run is the failed test of the 100% Fibonacci Retracement.  Typically, a healthy Double Bottom Reversal that leads to a prolonged bull run will test the 100% retracement value (sometimes several tests are required) and ultimately yield higher values as the volume supports market interest.  However, in our case, not only did this market move see a rejection of the 100% retracement line, but it also continued a trend of decreasing volume.  Decreasing volume shows the declining market interest in these high values, and it doesn’t offer much in the way of support for the bullish trend.

The second concerning element of this bull run is the retracement it is currently seeing:  The market is testing the 61% Fibonacci Retracement values which coincide with a significant level of support for this run (shown in orange).  At the time of this article, this run tested the support level three times and is now moving on to test the 61% value.  These lower values are paired with increasing spikes in sell volume.  

On the higher timescales, the MACD (an indicator of market momentum) still remains on the bullish side but is beginning to head toward bearish values.  The 4-hour MACD has flipped to bearish, and the current market doesn’t show any indication in the near future of slowing its downward climb.

In order to maintain the support at the 61% value, we will need to see an increase in buy volume to stymie the slowly descending trend we are currently witnessing.   In the coming hours/days, if the market fails the test of the 61% line, we can expect the following support levels:

ETHUSD Next supports.pngFigure 3:  ETH-USD, 30Min Candles, GDAX, Expected Support Levels Following 61% Failure

During both the previous bear run and the formation of the Double Bottom Reversal pattern, we saw levels of support/resistance at the 50% retracement values (shown in pink) and the 38% retracement values (shown in green).  A further test of those values will prove crucial if the ETH-USD markets are to remain in this pseudo-bullish trend.  Failure to see a significant increase in volume will undoubtedly lead to another bear market situation.  Given the declining volume throughout this entire reversal, at this moment I’m inclined to lean more toward a bearish outlook in the near future.  Until volume begins to pick up, the market will continue to slowly hemorrhage as market sentiment declines.

Summary:

  1. Double Bottom Reversal failed the test of the 100% retracement from the previous bear trend.

  2. Until a significant increase in volume is seen, the market will most likely continue this descending trend.

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          How a Bitcoin Whitehat Hacker Helped the FBI Catch a Murderer   
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An ethical hacker breached the database of a phony darknet website offering hitman services and leaked the data. The information from the data dump helped the FBI in their investigation of a man who murdered his wife.

In November 2016, Stephen Carl Allwine, 47, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, killed his wife in “one of the most bizarre cases ever seen,” police officers reported. The husband tried to mask the murder as a suicide, including putting a 9 mm pistol next to Amy Allwine’s elbow. However, detectives arriving on the scene identified the case as murder and collected evidence — mostly electronic devices, such as computers — belonging to Mr. Allwine. Later on, in January, investigators arrested and charged Mr. Allwine with second-degree murder based on the forensic evaluation of the confiscated electronic equipment.

In May 2016, a hacker called “bRpsd” breached the database of a controversial hitman service offered on a darknet website. The service, “Besa Mafia,” offered a link between customers and hitmen, who could register on the site anonymously. The price for a murder ranged between $5,000 and $200,000, but clients seeking to avoid fatalities could also hire a contractor to beat up a victim for $500 or set somebody’s car on fire for $1,000.

The hacker uploaded the data dump to a public internet website. The leaked files contained user accounts, email addresses, personal messages between the Besa Mafia admin and its customers, “hit” orders and a folder named “victims,” providing additional information on the targets.

The breach highlighted the fake nature of the website, which operated only to collect money from the customers. Chris Monteiro, an independent researcher who also hacked into the site, stated the owner or owners of Besa Mafia had made at least 50 bitcoins ($127,500 based on the current value of the cryptocurrency) from the scam operation.

According to a message posted by a Besa Mafia administrator and uncovered in the dump, “[T]his website is to scam criminals of their money. We report them for 2 reasons: to stop murder, this is moral and right; to avoid being charged with conspiracy to murder or association to murder, if we get caught.”

The leak of the Besa Mafia database helped the police investigating the murder of Mrs. Allwine. As the officers analyzed her husband’s devices, they discovered the suspect had accessed the dark web as early as 2014. Furthermore, investigators identified the pseudonym Mr. Allwine used on the darknet, “dogdaygod,” which was also linked to his email, “dogdaygod@hmamail.com,” in some cases. Detectives found bitcoin addresses in the conversations between Besa Mafia and Mr. Allwine, which linked the husband directly to the “dogdaygod” pseudonym, providing authorities with necessary evidence for the case.

Eventually, law enforcement agents analyzed the data dump bRpsd leaked and discovered Mr. Allwine’s email in the list. In addition, investigators found messages between the suspect and the Besa Mafia admin. According to a criminal complaint, Mr. Allwine paid between $10,000 to $15,000 to the supposed hitman service to kill his wife. The complaint detailed how Mr. Allwine had decided to have the hitman shoot Mrs. Allwine at close range and burn down the house afterward.

However, once the funds were transferred, the Besa Mafia communicator told Mr. Allwine that “local police [have] stopped the hitman [from] driving a stolen vehicle and taken [him] to jail prior to the hit,” thus rendering him unable to complete his “service.” The complaint cited Sergeant McAlister who reported that during that time, “no one was apprehended in Minnesota and western Wisconsin in a stolen vehicle and possession of a gun.”

It is likely that the ethical hacker’s data breach had an impact on Mr. Allwine’s case; on March 24, 2017, the Washington County District Court charged him with first-degree murder. In addition, officers have gathered more evidence in the case — a drug called scopolamine was discovered at 45 times higher than the recommended level in Mrs. Allwine’s body. Investigators subsequently discovered that her husband had also ordered the substance on the dark web.

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          Rosen Law Firm Reminds Vince Holding Corp. Investors of Important July 5 Deadline in First Filed Class Action- VNCE   

Rosen Law Firm, P.A. LogoNEW YORK, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Vince Holding Corp.

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          Rosen Law Firm Reminds KBR, Inc. Investors of Important July 3 Deadline in Class Action - KBR   

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          CETC NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Hongli Clean Energy Technologies Corp. Investors of Important July 7 Deadline in First Filed Class Action - CETC   

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          Rosen Law Firm Reminds Signet Jewelers Limited Investors of Important July 5 Deadline in Class Action - SIG   

NEW YORK, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Signet Jewelers Limited from August 29, 2013 through February 27, 2017 (the "Class Period") of the important July 5, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline in the class...

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

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

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-Market segmentation on the basis of products
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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.”

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

The report offers factual and actionable insights into major regional market such as North American, Europe and Asia etc., which includes important countries for the market such as United States, Germany, Japan and China etc.

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The report helps you to understand basic and vital details such as waterborne paint reconcile definition, application, industry chain overview and classification. This would make the concepts about the market clearer. Further the report also provides detailed intelligence on other industry factors such as industry policy and plan, product specification, cost structure, manufacturing process, etc.

Experts have analyzed market conditions such as profit, capacity, product price, capacity utilization, production, and supply that would impact the market growth in the future. Furthermore, the report analyzed the external factors such as investment feasibility analysis, investment return analysis, and project SWOT analysis.

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The report is prepared by industry experts that have deepest knowledge of the market. This is a great reference guide for numerous investors and manufacturers who want to design and implement plans in the waterborne paint reconcile market,

The report would also give you significant details on key market players.

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          Global Automotive Market Is Expected to Reach over $245 Billion by 2020   

Automotive Refinish Coatings Market 2012-2020, report published by Allied Market Research at ReportsandIntelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- The automotive refinish coating market provides for coating of automotives. The global automotive market is expected to reach over $245 billion by 2020; therefore, the market for refinish coating can expect good revenue. The key driver for the market is increase in the number of vehicles in operation. It is expected that the number of car users in developing countries would reach around three to four billion in the next 30 years.

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However, the North American and European market is expected to be flat due to the economic downtimes and enhanced road safety parameters. The automotive market is not expected to grow in these regions until the recession settles down; therefore, the automotive refinish market is dependent on developing economies. The major challenge for companies in the market is to overcome the refinish coating requirements of two-wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles as the market is largely dependent on car markets.

The key companies profiled in the report are DuPont Performance Coating, Axalta Coating Systems, BASF SE, Kansai Paint Co. Ltd, Akzo Nobel N.V, KCC Corp, Noroo Paint Coatings Co. Ltd., PPG Industries Inc., and Matrix System Automotive Finishes.

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-This report provides market intelligence with respect to solvent type, vehicle refinish type and geographies

-Deep dive of top factors impacting the market growth

-Value chain analysis, Porter's five forces, top investment pockets are analyzed and presented in detail in the report

-SWOT analysis and strategic developments are included in the report for key players

-Study of the challenges and opportunities available in the automotive refinish coatings market

-Market estimates for automotive refinish coatings market and its sub-segments

-Identification of the key strategies adopted by major market players engaged in the market

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          Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Market, Trend, Forecast, Research Report, Size, Share   

Report title '2014 Market Research Report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry' is published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/16/2014 -- Research Report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry Market 2014 was a professional and depth research report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate industry that you would know Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry market conditions. The report firstly introduced Potassium Perchlorate basic information including Potassium Perchlorate definition classification application and chain overview.

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Then introduced 2009-2014 Global and China Potassium Perchlorate capacity production market share supply demand shortage import export consumption etc. It was also listed Potassium Perchlorate upstream raw materials , downstream analysis and Potassium Perchlorate marketing channels industry development trend and proposals. In the end, The report introduced Potassium Perchlorate new project SWOT analysis Investment feasibility analysis investment return analysis and also given related research conclusions and development trend analysis on China Potassium Perchlorate industry. In a word, it was a depth research report on China Potassium Perchlorate industry.

The report including five parts, the first part mainly introduced the product conception and market conditions; the second parts mainly demonstrated the market condition about the top 5 in the industry; the third part mainly analyzed the chain structure about the up and down Stream; the fourth part mainly analyzed the market entry and feasibility; the fifth part is the report conclusion chapter.

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Part I 
Chapter One Potassium Perchlorate Industry Overview
1.1 Potassium Perchlorate Definition
1.2 Potassium Perchlorate Classification Analysis
Chapter Two International Potassium Perchlorate Market Analysis
2.1 Potassium Perchlorate International Market Development History
2.2 Potassium Perchlorate Product and Technology Developments
2.3 Potassium Perchlorate Competitive Landscape Analysis
Chapter Three China Potassium Perchlorate Market Analysis
3.1 Potassium Perchlorate China Market Development History
3.2 Potassium Perchlorate Product and Technology Developments
3.3 Potassium Perchlorate Competitive Landscape Analysis

Part II
Chapter Eight 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast
8.1 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Capacity Production Overview
8.2 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Production Market Share Analysis
Chapter Nine Potassium Perchlorate Key Manufacturers Analysis
9.1 Jieguang Chemical
9.1.1 Company Profile
9.1.2 Product Picture and Specification

Part III
Chapter Eleven Up Stream Industry Analysis
11.1 Upstream Raw Materials Price Analysis 
11.2 Upstream Equipments Market Analysis 
11.3 Upstream Raw Materials Market Analysis

Part IV
Chapter Fourteen Potassium Perchlorate Industry Development Proposals
14.1 Macroeconomic Development Countermeasures
14.2 New Firms Enter Market Strategy
14.3 New Project Investment Proposals
14.4 Marketing Channel Strategy Proposals

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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino Acids Calcium Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/15/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled "2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino acids calcium Industry." The report is prepared by industry experts that provide intuitive knowledge to numerous market participants.

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth. The report has thoroughly analyzed major regional powers that contribute significantly to the amino acid calcium market. Significant geographies such as North America, Europe and Asia are deeply analyzed in their role towards the development of the market.

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The report gives extensive information on market products, types, segments and important regional players. Further, the report includes crucial amino acid calcium industry's future growth rate and developmental plans that has been formulated during the forecast period. The detailed study would provide a comprehensive picture of the market conditions such as product price, capacity, profit, production, supply & demand and capacity utilization.

The experts have properly prepared the amino acids calcium market's SWOT analysis, investment return analysis and feasibility analysis.

The reports comprehensively cover all the market areas that would help global players in formulating their market strategies and evaluating the overall market chain. The report study is divided into 6 parts; the first part consists of basic market information. The second, third and fourth part studies the amino acid calcium market for Asia, North America and Europe, respectively. The fifth part provides the statistical data on investment and market entries. The last part consists of the conclusion.

The report also provides information on global players that influence the market growth.

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Part I Amino acids calcium Industry Overview

Chapter One Amino acids calcium Industry Overview

Chapter Two Amino acids calcium Up and Down Stream Industry Analysis

Part II Asia Amino acids calcium Industry(The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Three Asia Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Four 2009-2014 Asia Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Five Asia Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Six Asia Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part III North American Amino acids calcium Industry (The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Seven North American Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Eight 2009-2014 North American Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Nine North American Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Ten North American Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part IV Europe Amino acids calcium Industry Analysis(The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Eleven Europe Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Twelve 2009-2014 Europe Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Thirteen Europe Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Fourteen Europe Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part V Amino acids calcium Marketing Channels and Investment Feasibility

Chapter Fifteen Amino acids calcium Marketing Channels Development Proposals Analysis

Chapter Sixteen Development Environmental Analysis

Chapter Seventeen Amino acids calcium New Project Investment Feasibility Analysis

Part VI Global Amino acids calcium Industry Conclusions

Chapter Eighteen 2009-2014 Global Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Nineteen Global Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

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          TS282: Bill O'Reilly, LiveJournal, Guest Michelle Collins   
This week Bryan is fully invested in Radish season, while Erin shares a fight with her grandfather as to why he isn’t watching Feud. Also, The New York Times has uncovered that Bill O'Reilly has paid out millions to settle claims of sexual harassment and the now Russian owned LiveJournal has officially banned political speech and pro-LGBTQ content in what they call “Political Solicitation”. Plus, Guest Michelle Collins is here to discuss Mama Junes weight loss, game shows, and her new job hosting the Little Women: LA live after show. Follow Michelle on Twitter and Instagram @michcoll 
          Research Report on Global and China Rubber Sheet Market 2014   

Report ‘Global and China Rubber Sheet Market 2014’ is published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/04/2014 -- Global and China Rubber Sheet Industry 2014 Market Research Report firstly introduced Rubber Sheet basic information included Rubber Sheet definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Rubber Sheet industry policy and plan, Rubber Sheet product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc.

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And also listed Rubber Sheet upstream raw materials equipments and downstream client's survey analysis and Rubber Sheet marketing channels industry development trend and proposals. In the end, the report introduced Rubber Sheet new project SWOT analysis Investment feasibility analysis investment return analysis and also give related research conclusions and development trend analysis on Global and China Rubber Sheet industry.

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

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

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

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

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Some of the key companies profiled in this report are AGSCO Corporation, Entegris Inc., Carborundum Universal Ltd., ESK-SIC GmbH, Grindwell Norton Ltd., Saint-Gobain Ceramics Materials GmbH, The Dow Chemical Company, Xiamen Powerway Advanced Material Company Ltd., Timcal Ltd., and Snam Abrasives Pvt. Ltd.

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          Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market   

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

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

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

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

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

KEY BENEFITS:

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

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

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

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

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

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

GLOBAL MARKET, BY THERAPEUTICS

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

GLOBAL MARKET, BY TECHNIQUES

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

GLOBAL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

- North America
- Europe
- Asia-Pacific
- RoW

KEY AUDIENCES

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

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          Delaware Investments® Dividend And Income Fund, Inc. Announces Dividends   

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

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

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/26/2014 -- According to Reports and Intelligence, Research Report on 'Global LED Display Industry market 2014' was professional and depth research report on Global LED Display industry that you would know the world's major regional market conditions of LED Display industry, the main region including North American, Europe and Asia etc, and the main country including United States,Germany,Japan and China etc.

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

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In a word, it was a depth research report on Global LED Display industry. And thanks to the support and assistance from LED Display industry chain related technical experts and marketing experts during Research Team survey and interviews.

The report including six parts, the first part maainly introduced the product basic information; the second parts mainly analyzed the Asia LED Display industry; the third part mainly analyzed the North American LED Display industry; the fourth part mainly analyzed the Europe LED Display industry; the fifth part mainly analyzed the market entry and investment feasibility; the sixth part was the report conclusion chapter.

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          Member Service Advisor - Interior Savings Credit Union - Clearwater, BC   
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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Laser Cutting Machine Industry   

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

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

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

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In the end, the report introduced Laser Cutting Machine new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis and Global Laser Cutting Machine industry.

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The report including six parts, the first part mainly introduced the product basic information; the second parts mainly analyzed the Asia Laser Cutting Machine industry; the third part mainly analyzed the North American Laser Cutting Machine industry; the fourth part mainly analyzed the Europe Laser Cutting Machine industry; the fifth part mainly analyzed the market entry and investment feasibility; the sixth part was the report conclusion chapter.

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

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

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/22/2014 -- 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry was professional and depth research report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry. The report firstly introduced Disposable PE Gloves basic information included Disposable PE Gloves definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview, international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Disposable PE Gloves industry policy and plan, Disposable PE Gloves product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc.

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Then statistics Global and China key manufacturers Disposable PE Gloves capacity production cost price profit production value gross margin etc details information, at the same time, statistics these manufacturers Disposable PE Gloves products customers application capacity market position company contact information etc company related information, then collect all these manufacturers data and listed Global and China Disposable PE Gloves capacity production capacity market share production market share supply demand shortage import export consumption etc data statistics, and then introduced Global and China Disposable PE Gloves 2009-2019 capacity production price cost profit production value gross margin etc information.

In the end, the report introduced Disposable PE Gloves new project SWOT analysis Investment feasibility analysis investment return analysis and also give related research conclusions and development trend analysis on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry.

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          Plastic Product Markets in China - Reports and Intelligence   

China’s demand for plastic product markets has grown at a fast pace in the past decade.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/13/2014 -- China's demand for plastic product markets has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow.

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This is a collection of 8 full market research reports:
145 Plastic Film Markets in China
151 High Performance Film Markets in China
163 Automotive Plastics Markets in China
164 Medical Plastics Markets in China
167 Plastic Containers Markets in China
173 Plastic Pipes Markets in China
189 Plastic Machinery Markets in China
211 Plastics in Construction Markets in China

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These new studies examine China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and long-term forecasts through 2018 and 2023 are presented. Major producers in China are profiled.

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          La familia de Francisco Molina confía en nuevas líneas de investigación tras cumplirse dos años de su desaparición   

La familia de Francisco Molina, el joven desaparecido, ya con 18 años, en la capital cordobesa desde el día 2 de julio del año 2015, confía en nuevas líneas de investigación de la Policía Nacional para intentar dar con su paradero, porque, según han relatado, llevan "dos años horribles".


          La familia de Francisco Molina confía en nuevas líneas de investigación tras cumplirse dos años de su desaparición   

La familia de Francisco Molina, el joven desaparecido, ya con 18 años, en la capital cordobesa desde el día 2 de julio del año 2015, confía en nuevas líneas de investigación de la Policía Nacional para intentar dar con su paradero, porque, según han relatado, llevan "dos años horribles".


          Comment on Minister: Committed To Our Children’s Education by Day   
It is rarely the teachers who are at fault, most of the problems come from students from broken homes and/or parents who do not invest the time and effort into their children's education. There's a direct correlation between student success and parental involvement. The issue is teachers are always blamed for the so called "failed system" when in actuality the solution begins in the home.
          La familia de Paco Molina confía en nuevas líneas de investigación tras cumplirse dos años de su desaparición   

La familia de Francisco Molina, el joven desaparecido, ya con 18 años, en la capital cordobesa desde el día 2 de julio del año 2015, confía en nuevas líneas de investigación de la Policía Nacional para intentar dar con su paradero, porque, según han relatado, llevan "dos años horribles".


          Sir Richard Henriques asked to review controversial Sir Edward Heath investigation   
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          La familia de Paco Molina confía en nuevas líneas de investigación tras cumplirse dos años de su desaparición   

La familia de Francisco Molina, el joven desaparecido, ya con 18 años, en la capital cordobesa desde el día 2 de julio del año 2015, confía en nuevas líneas de investigación de la Policía Nacional para intentar dar con su paradero, porque, según han relatado, llevan "dos años horribles".


          UK calls for investigation into murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov after five found guilty   
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          Crushing and recycling factories make building waste into treasure   

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


          More questions than answers in Scottish workforce plan, say nurse leaders   
Detail on funding and implementation are missing, says RCN Scotland

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          Arson destroys Brooklyn minibus decorated in Jewish symbols   
New York Police are investigating the arson of a minibus decorated in Jewish symbols as a possible hate crime.
          REPONEDOR O MERCADERISTA MELIPILLA   
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          Lidé z celého světa kupují magickou rostlinu Hatha Jodi. Místo ní ale často dostanou varaní hemipenisy   
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          Mass Effect – Discovery #2 (2017)   

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As his investigation into the Andromeda Initiative deepens, Tiran Kandros encounters a terrifying and deadly adversarya salarian mercenary named Agent Zeta. Tying in to Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzman team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!

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          Deep Web:  Legal Due Diligence   
Editor’s Note: This post is re-published with permission from the Deep Web Technologies Blog. This is a guest article by Lisa Brownlee. The 2015 edition of her book, “Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions: Investment, Risk Assessment and Management”, originally published in 2000, will dive into discussions about using the Deep Web and the Dark […]
          The C.O.W.S. Workplace Racism 06/29/17   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts our Thursday weekly forum on Workplace Racism. The reason for this program is to refine non-white people's problem-solving skills and to improve how black people think, speak, act and control emotions while on the job. Any listeners who've caluclated the best way to reduce with conflict White and/or non-white co-workers, avoid demotions, write-ups, terminations or other aggression we experience under Racist labor conditions should immediately call in with details. We always welcome the experiences of "black entrepreneurs;" please, tell us how being "self-employed" improves your work experience. We'll hear counter-racist counsel from listeners as well as individual reflections from your own work environment. Gus recommends Victims of Racism write down important workplace events. Documenting your thoughts and workplace occurrences is more dependable than memory, and the act of documenting can clarify your thinking. We'll also ask that non-white listeners share important portions of the policy and procedure from your current place of employment. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          le Mossad va investir dans des start-ups - Israel-o-fil   
Systèmes miniaturisés, silencieux, technologies innovantes de cryptage, reconnaissance faciale… Le service de renseignements israélien a annoncé mardi la création d’un fonds d’investissement dans des entreprises de haute...
          Roche's (RHHBY) Leukemia Drug Gets Prime Status in EU   
The European Medicines Agency EMA granted PRIME PRIorityMEdicines designation to Roche Holdings AG s RHHBY investigational drug polatuzumab vedotin in combination with MabThera and bendamustine The drug will be used to treat patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B cell
          Is Owens Corning (OC) a Suitable Value Pick Right Now?   
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          4 Reasons that Make OM Asset Management a Solid Pick Now   
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          Will CalAtlantic (CAA) Prove to be a Suitable Value Pick?   
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          International ETFs Top First-Half Asset Flows   
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          Here's Why You Should Hold on to FactSet (FDS) Stock Now   
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          French politician Marine Le Pen under formal investigation for misuse of EU funds   
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          Brad McMillan: Similarities Between 2017 and 1999   
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          Watchdog confirms sarin gas used in attack that prompted US to strike Syria   
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          Big Tech's Effect on Blue Apron's IPO   
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          Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data   
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          O custo dos engarrafamentos   

Armando Castelar Pinheiro explica que a imobilidade custa mais do que investir em mobilidade

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          Dove e come investire in Borsa   
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          Laing freed in Beetham   

After 14 hours of intense prayers and a massive operation by police and army for the safe return of San Fernando businessman Gregory Laing, he was set free by his captors in the Beetham Gardens last evening.

The T&T Guardian learned that Laing was released following the payment of a ransom and was picked up by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) on the roadside around 5.05 pm. ACP Irwin Hackshaw said Laing was then taken to the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex in Mt Hope for a check-up. Investigators said he had minor bruises to the face and was to be interviewed and taken back to his home in St Joseph Village, San Fernando, last evening.

Up to last night, there was a large contingent of police and soldiers combing the Laventille and Beetham Garden districts searching for suspects.

Laing, 54, whose family owns the popular Puff N Stuff Bakery along Circular Road, Vistabella and the Trade Winds Hotel in St Joseph Village, was the latest of three south business owners to be kidnapped in recent years. Designer Kirby Mohammed and produce importer Caroline Katwaroo were both kidnapped 2015 while hair stylist Ria Sookdeo was taken in 2016. Those three victims were never found and ransoms were not demanded.

Yesterday around 3 am, police said Laing went to open the bakery so staff could begin preparations for the 6 am opening. Around 3.10 am, one of his employees arrived and saw his Mercedes Benz at the side of the building with a cell phone and a bunch of keys on the ground. One of his brothers reported to police that around 4 am he received a phone call from someone demanding a ransom of $270,000 for his safe return. The call was said to have originated from the Beetham Gardens area.

A party of officers from the San Fernando CID and Mon Repos Police Station, led by Insp Don Gajadhar, responded and statements were taken from a few people. Laing’s car was taken to the Mon Repos Police Station for processing. There were no CCTV cameras nearby and police said they were not able to get a description of possible suspects or the vehicle used in the kidnapping. They suspect he was held up at the business and taken away.

Following the kidnapping, DCP Harold Phillip called a meeting of senior officers, which included Snr Supt Boxhill, ASP Ajit Persad, Snr Supt Mohammed, Insp Gajadhar and officers from the Port-of-Spain Division, Southern Division, AKU and the T&T Defence Force.

There were several social media reports that Laing was found earlier in the day, but Hackshaw confirmed he was only found around 5.05 pm. He said police had aggressively pursued all leads in an effort to safely return Laing to his family. Relatives and staff declined to speak about his disappearance earlier in the day, saying it was at a sensitive stage. However, it was business as usual as the bakery remained open. San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello, however, condemned the “reprehensible actions” by Laing’s kidnappers.

Regrello said while the city has mostly avoided the brunt of criminal activity in T&T, the kidnapping further galvanized the need for all citizens to take back the city. He called on citizens who may have information regarding the kidnapping to contact the San Fernando police and pass on any information.

“Mr Laing is one of San Fernando’s model business owners and is noted for providing employment to many of the citizens of San Fernando, while the charitable contributions of his company are a testament to Mr Laing’s dedication towards the city of San Fernando,” Regrello said.


          La Commission européenne recherche des experts évaluateurs de l'instrument PME   

Dans le cadre de l'European Innovation Council (EIC), la Commission européenne recherche des experts (entrepreneurs, chercheurs, experts de l'innovation, collaborateurs de grands groupes, PME, investisseurs, etc.) pour évaluer des projets Instrument PME Phase 2.


          Mother says teen accidentally shot himself at Deerfield Beach gun range   

A South Florida woman said her 14-year-old son died Thursday after he accidentally shot himself at a gun range in Deerfield Beach.

The teen was identified by his mother as Vincent Colonna.

The shooting was reported about 2 p.m. Thursday at Gun World of South Florida at 1700 S. Powerline Road.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said the teen was airlifted to North Broward Medical Center, where he died at 2:42 p.m.

Carter said homicide detectives are investigating the shooting, which appeared to be a suicide.

But the teen's mother, Joana Colonna, told Local 10 News that she knows that her only child wouldn't commit suicide and said the shooting was an accident. She said to suggest otherwise has only added to his family's grief. 

"Everything was in order, so no, he didn't do this. It was an accident," Colonna said.  

She said Vincent has been shooting with his father since he was 10 years old and said her ex-husband also believes that the shooting was an accident.

"Vincent has gone to the shooting range probably since he was 10 years old, so he knew about it," Colonna said.  

She said Vincent's father was with him at the gun range when the shooting happened and said her son showed no signs of emotional distress.

The Broward Sheriff's Office told Colonna that she may request surveillance video of the shooting from homicide detectives, who retrieved it from the gun range.

Colonna said Vincent was looking forward to spending the upcoming Fourth of July holiday at a hotel and had an online chess tournament on Sunday.

"I know there was nothing wrong. I know that," Colonna said. "Vincent was happy. He knew we were going to the hotel, we were going to go to the museum, everything. Vincent was a happy kid. No, he did not do this. Vincent did not commit suicide." 

The shooting remains under investigation.

Vincent's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday. 

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          West: Investigations can now resume   

Now that a deputy director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) was sworn in by President Anthony Carmona, head of the authority, David West, says the PCA is now fully constituted to initiate their independent investigations into incidents involving police officers and mentally ill patients.

Recently, public outrage sparked where two mentally ill patients were killed by police officers in separate incidents.

In March, mentally ill patient, Paul Marchan, 30, was shot and killed after he reportedly attacked a family member and tried to stab two police officers at Richplain, Diego Martin

Also, in May, mentally ill patient Miguel Rodriguez, 24, was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer during an altercation near a bar in Moruga.

The country’s first female deputy director of the PCA, Michelle Solomon-Baksh, received her instrument of appointment yesterday.

West, while being questioned by members of the media following the brief ceremony, said t since the resignation of the former deputy director in May, the authority was not fully constitutional and thus could not proceed with requests, investigations and recommendations.

West said with Solomon-Baksh now assuming the position, he will proceed to write to acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and ask him to send reports of what transpired in the recent incidents.

“Retroactively, we will now start to initiate and look and see what has been done, audit and monitor the investigations,” West said.

He added that recommendations will also be made with regards to training police officers to deal with the mentally ill and handicapped.

“We are looking at other countries and what they do to train their officers and go along those lines. I have already been speaking to the acting commissioner of police about it and on the way forward,” West said.

West, in welcoming Solomon-Baksh on board, described her as an “excellent hardworker” and one in which her integrity is unquestionable.


          The New York Times Finally Retracts Russia-Gate Canard   

On Thursday, the Times – while leaving most of Haberman’s ridicule of Trump in place – noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence “assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.” Continue reading

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          Warner: Why is US Soccer absolved?   

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has told The Times that the Garcia report into corruption around the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids is “not even worth the paper it has been written on” and questioned why U.S. Soccer was absolved after he and Sepp Blatter met President Barack Obama.

The report, produced by American lawyer Michael J. Garcia in 2014 but only released in full this week, said the England 2018 World Cup bid team was found to have “accommodated or at least attempted to satisfy the improper request”of executive committee members, including Warner, ahead of the voting in 2010.

The United States’ effort to host the 2022 World Cup, meanwhile, was found to have generally followed FIFA’s bidding rules.

Warner, who was arrested and charged as part of the FBI’s probe into money-laundering in 2015 and then banned from taking part in any football-related activity for life, told the English newspaper in an email that he continues to “sleep very soundly” following the report’s release.

He wrote in an email: “For me the report is not even worth the paper it has been written on and of course not the whopping fee paid for it either. As it relates to me personally, I continue to sleep very soundly at nights for nothing in the report implicates me personally in any sleaze.”

The investigation found that Warner had requested England 2018 to find his “adopted son” Richard Sebro, a man with no obvious football credentials, a job with Tottenham, then at Wembley, before moving to Aston Villa.

Other favours granted to Warner were the waiving of a £168,000 debt owed to the Football Association by the Jamaican Football Federation and the sponsorship of a £36,000 Caribbean Football Union gala dinner.

Undisclosed “favours and benefits” were also granted by the FA to a team Warner owned — Joe Public Football Club.

Warner told The Times that all the requests he made to the English FA were “for other persons or entities and never for my family or me.”

He also questioned the decision to absolve the U.S. bidding team, citing a visit that he and then FIFA president Blatter had made to the Oval Office in 2009.

He wrote: “I have also taken note that the American investigator has absolved the US Soccer Federation and I ask myself how come? Was this not the same USSF that facilitated a visit to the White House for Sepp and me to meet Obama? How do you characterise that?

“Was this not the same USSF that arranged for [then Confederation of African Football president Issa] Hayatou and his Ex Co members to do the same? But then again this is the US that I guess determines if you fall, live or die.”

Meanwhile, the Serious Fraud Office in the United Kingdom is analysing the Garcia report.

The decisions to award Russia the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 edition have been dogged by allegations of bribery and corruption since they were made in December 2010.

An SFO spokesperson said: “The SFO is reviewing the Garcia Report. We can make no further comment at this stage.”

Confirmation of the SFO’s interest comes 20 months after its director, David Green, told MPs of potential money-laundering offences, including a payment of 500,000 Australian dollars (£295,000) made by the Australia 2022 bid committee to former CONCACAF president Warner, which may have gone through London.

At the time, Green, who was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said the SFO “cannot touch FIFA with the Bribery Act as things stand” as it became law in July 2011 and most of the World Cup allegations took place before then.

In October 2015, the SFO had a team of five going through more than 1,600 documents provided by the FA relating to England’s failed 2018 bid.

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          School rallies around family of missing Chinese student   

Twenty days after University of Illinois graduate student Yingying Zhang disappeared from the Urbana-Champaign campus, her family called on the community Thursday to hold on to hope for her safe return.

"She's always a brave girl and she never easily gives up on anything," Zhang's boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, told a crowd of well-wishers gathered at the school Thursday night.

"She never gives up as long as there's a glimmer of hope ... so we cannot give up either," he said.

Hou and members of Zhang's family led a procession of hundreds of well-wishers through the streets of the Urbana-Champaign campus Thursday night. They waved flags with her name on them and carried her picture as they chanted "let's find Yingying."

The family flew from China to the United States earlier this month to search for the 26-year-old visiting scholar. And they say they're not going home without her.

Zhang's father issued a plea earlier Thursday to those responsible for his daughter's disappearance: Let her go and I'll forgive you.

"The family hopes the kidnappers would not hurt her and know she is really well loved by family and friends," her father told CNN through a translator Thursday. "Let her go, let her come back as soon as possible."

Last seen June 9

Zhang had a yearlong position at the university's department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. She graduated from Beijing's prestigious Peking University in 2016 with a master's degree in environmental engineering.

Zhang is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, the FBI said. She was last seen wearing a charcoal-colored baseball cap, a pink and white top, jeans and white tennis shoes. She carried a black backpack.

The last known sighting of Zhang was on the afternoon of June 9. Security camera footage shows her entering the passenger side of a black Saturn Astra hatchback that day.

University police said Zhang had just gotten off a public bus before the four-door hatchback approached her on the north end of the university campus. The FBI announced that investigators found the car on Tuesday, but provided no further details.

The FBI is treating the disappearance as a kidnapping, but campus police, in a recently released update, say they are calling it a missing persons case.

Support from around the world

Zhang is one of more than 300,000 Chinese students and scholars attending US universities. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the most popular universities for Chinese students, with more than 5,600. They make up a sizable community both on campus and in the small town of 207,000.

Her disappearance has triggered widespread concern in China, with groups set up on messaging app WeChat to share information about the case.

A crowdfunding campaign set up to help Zhang's family with expenses as the search continues has raised more than three times its $30,000 goal, with many donors leaving messages of support in Chinese.

'Twenty days is a long time'

Her disappearance has struck a nerve on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Supporters who joined Thursday's rally echoed her family's hopeful tone.

"I'm praying as I walk," said Champaign resident Donald Baker. "We're hoping we can bring her back home to her family and to this campus."

Another woman said she joined the rally to support Zhang's family. She has a daughter close to Zhang's age who travels internationally, and sometimes she doesn't hear from her for days, she said.

"It was important to me as Americans that we show love and care to this family," she said.

"I want to be optimistic that we will find her," she added. "Twenty days is a long time."

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          Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Goes Into Effect Tonight   

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          Marlene still under probe   

The Integrity Commission has not yet completed its investigations into Port-of-Spain South Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald, who will be sworn in as the new Minister of Public Utilities today.

While McDonald has been cleared on part of the matters brought before the commission, the T&T Guardian was told by a source close to the body that “while a number of allegations have been dealt with, there are other things still being investigated.”

The information comes even as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley welcomed McDonald back to his Cabinet yesterday, saying the Integrity Commission had found she was not in breach of the Integrity in Public Life Act in relation to some of the issues under probe.

In March 2006, McDonald was relieved of the post of Minister of Housing after it was reported that the Integrity Commission was investigating two reports brought against her, involving a close friend by the name of Michael Carew.

Those investigations related to the approval of grants to the Calabar Foundation by the Ministry of Community Development and to the issuance of a Housing Development Corporation home.

While the commission is reported to have written to McDonald indicating that there was no evidence that she had breached the Integrity in Public Life Act, the commission, in its correspondence, also indicated that investigations into other allegations contained in the complaint are “still receiving its attention.”

Integrity Commission chairman Zainool Hosein yesterday refused to answer questions on what matters involving McDonald were still under investigation. He said, “If anybody who is in receipt of communication from the commission wants to divulge it, we have no way to prevent that, but I cannot give details of any matter before the commission.”

The commission is bound to silence under sections 20 and 35 of the Integrity in Public Life Act. Both sections speak to the issues of secrecy and confidentiality of information and carries, in the case of section 20, a fine of $250,000 and 10 years imprisonment, while persons in breach of section 35 are liable on summary conviction to a fine of $250,000 and imprisonment for five years.

Speaking on the broad issues of the work of the commission, however, Hosein said they had “inherited a number of issues, we have dealt with a range of matters and we have functioned without much trauma, we are working quietly and efficiently in dealing with quite a number of matters and people can rely on absolute fairness.”

He said when there are delays in “concluding matters, it is because the investigation is not complete and that could be the result of a want of information being sought.”

In conducting its investigations, the T&T Guardian was told, the commission liaises with banks and financial institutions and very often the information required is not available immediately. The process could be further delayed when someone being investigated seeks legal advice, which delays the process.

In a statement to the media earlier yesterday, the commission said “all matters relative to Investigations and Compliance are thoroughly investigated, but statutory strictures on the disclosure of specific matters preclude the commission or anyone there-at from divulging information from its records.”

It said “in assessing and investigating allegations of breaches of the Integrity In Public Life Act (the IPLA) and the Prevention of Corruption Act, the commission remains focussed and committed to carrying out its functions thoroughly, efficiently, fairly and within a reasonable time-frame.”

While the records of the commission and any information revealed by the production of documents cannot be disclosed, the commission urged media practitioners to avoid making “unsupported statements and to consult the commission’s annual report which provides a summary of complaints which have engaged the attention of the commission.”

The commission said it “remains concerned that irresponsible and adverse criticisms by media practitioners are injurious, especially when not supported by factual details.”

The commission said it continues to facilitate dialogue and offer an accessible, courteous, efficient and meaningful guidance to persons in public life as well as to those exercising public functions.

It reminded persons subject to the Integrity In Public Life Act to comply with the provisions, cooperate fully by filing declarations in a timely manner and to provide information promptly when called upon to do so.

The commission’s 29th annual report, laid in Parliament in 2016, lists 41 investigations. At least four of them date back to the pre-2010 period relating to complaints against a former prime minister Patrick Manning, now deceased, alleging breaches of the act in the award of land and the construction of the Church of the Lighthouse. Those investigations, according to the document, are still continuing.


          If something comes up again I’ll act: PM   

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday defended his re-appointment of Marlene McDonald to his Cabinet. In fact, he said her return as Public Utilities Minister came at an opportune time.

However, Rowley assured that reassigning Fitzgerald Hinds as Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs was not a demotion.

At the post-Cabinet media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, Rowley spoke about the impromptu Cabinet reshuffle—his second since assuming office in September 2015.

Asked if McDonald’s return was a way of expressing confidence in her, given the fact there were a series of allegations made against her which were investigated by the Integrity Commission, Rowley said it was a matter that needed to be looked at.

Having been elected as Port-of-Spain South MP in 2015, Rowley said McDonald was appointed to the Cabinet after serving as Opposition Chief Whip. In early 2015, he said “certain persons were making some very disturbing allegations against Miss McDonald.”

Last March, Mc Donald was fired from the Cabinet following media revelations that she had employed her common-law husband Michael Carew in her Port-of-Spain South constituency office. A report from Fixin T&T head Kirk Waithe stated he received information from Parliament which showed Carew and a director of the Calabar Foundation were employed at McDonald’s constituency office for five years, while Carew’s brother Lennox Carew still worked at the MP’s office.

McDonald’s common-law husband, who worked at the office from June 1, 2010 to September 7, 2015, had earned a salary of $13,400 for the full parliamentary term while Lennox began working in the office on March 1, 2011 and had been in receipt of $14,000.

But Rowley said it was the allegation of how McDonald conducted herself in the Ministry of Housing which forced him to ask her to remove herself as a minister so the Integrity Commission investigate. When the allegation surfaced, he said there was information “which persons were prosecuting to the point of persecuting about how she conducted herself in the Ministry of Housing. It was alleged that she was buying houses in the Ministry of Housing in other people’s names and they identified the names and individuals… and she had a relationship with and so on. That, was an area I found required the removal of Miss McDonald so to allow the investigation to take place.”

To the best of his knowledge, Rowley said investigations had taken place and the commission had indicated to Mc Donald that “they had found no basis to conclude that she had breached the Integrity in Public Life Act on this package of investigations and probably others. On that basis, I as Prime Minister have no difficulty in reappointing Miss McDonald in the Cabinet. Of course, that would displease some people who believe what pleases them should happen.”

Rowley said in the future if something else surfaces against McDonald he would deal with it.

Asked if Hinds’ shifting was a demotion, Rowley said he was “very versatile and is a tremendous asset to the Cabinet and Government.” This was Hinds’ second realignment by Rowley. He was first removed from the Ministry of Works and Transport and put to manage the Ministry of Public Utilities, which McDonald is now in charge of.

But the PM said Hinds has expertise in Constitutional and criminal law and as a former policeman, he was ideally suited to work in the AG’s office. He said, however, that Stuart Young will continue to hold the position as Minister in the Ministry of the AG and Legal Affairs as well.

Rowley said Government intended to have a very robust legislative programme in which Hinds will play an integral role.


          Wilson To Give Abramoff Contribution To Boy Scouts   
ALBEQUERQUE, NM - Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will donate a $1,000 campaign contribution to the Boy Scouts from Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who entered into a plea agreement in an investigation into corruption in government.
          Investigadores de la UVigo descubren en Adro Vello pescado de hace 1.700 años y restos de 7 personas   

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          Investigadores de la UVigo descubren en Adro Vello pescado de hace 1.700 años y restos de 7 personas   

Entre los cuerpos, inhumados entre los siglos V y XVII, hay un esqueleto de un recién nacido


          Fiduciary Trust Co. Has $274000 Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - Sports Perspectives   

Fiduciary Trust Co. Has $274000 Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)
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Energizer Holdings logo Fiduciary Trust Co. continued to hold its position in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,915 shares of ...

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          Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub - The Cerbat Gem   

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub
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BidaskClub lowered shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on ENR. Jefferies Group LLC increased ...

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          Blockchain Energizer Vol. 7 - JD Supra (press release)   

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          South Dakota Investment Council Decreases Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) - The Cerbat Gem   

South Dakota Investment Council Decreases Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)
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Energizer Holdings logo South Dakota Investment Council reduced its stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 61.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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          G32: ‘Kwetsbare wijken aanpakken met slimme combinaties’   
Woningcorporaties hebben minder geld beschikbaar om te investeren in kwetsbare wijken. Tegelijkertijd kampen deze wijken met dreigende segregatie en staat de veiligheid onder druk. Volgens de G32 kan het tij nog worden gekeerd door slimme combinaties …
          Comment on Thread Talk: The Metallics You Want to Use! by Donna   
Boy oh boy, do I wish you'd written this article about three months ago. I finally broke down and invested in about two dozen Krenik and one dozen Sulky metallic threads. I want to add sparkle to cross stitch Christmas cards. My main problem with the Krenik is the metallic breaks away from the core thread. Then I have a nasty tangle to unravel. (BTW, your articles on 12/1 and 12/3/08 were my inspiration. I also purchased Merry Christmas Embroidery on Paper) As per usual, purchasing the materials is the easy part. Now I need to buckle down and get sewing.
          Fraude en Carabineros: Rebajaron medida cautelar de funcionario imputado   
El mayor Rodrigo Herrera deberá cumplir con arresto domiciliario total. Se rechazó levantar el secreto de la investigación, tras una petición de la defensa del mayor Alejandro Ponce.
          Voting Fights in the States   
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown, at podium, celebrates Oregon's first year of an automatic voter registration program with a news conference, where she said that in the November election, over 97,000 ballots were cast by new voters registered by the so-called motor voter program. Hazelnuts contained in the bags in the foreground represent the 270,000 Oregonians who were registered to vote by the program. 

The national battle over voting rights and “voter fraud” will play out in Washington over the next months in relation to the Kobach-Pence commission and the resistance to it. But in the meantime, issues have been joined this spring in state legislative sessions around the country. And the resulting scorecard may surprise you.

Back in November, when the dust settled after the election, the numbers on partisan control of legislatures seemed stark and frightening for advocates of voting rights and election reform. Republicans controlled both chambers in 31 states, and had the full “trifecta,” including the governor, in 24. In sharp contrast, Democrats controlled both houses in only 13 states, and had trifectas in a mere six. Looking at these numbers, at the post-Shelby decision absence of Voting Rights Act preclearance protections, and at the radically changed posture of the Justice Department, many feared an onslaught of voter-suppression legislation that would create an even more diminished electorate for the elections of 2018.

Well, it’s now the end of June, and while some legislatures are still in session, the great majority have finished their business for the year. Several states have indeed passed bad bills. But, overall, the results are significantly better, both in staving off voter-suppression efforts and in expanding voting rights and voting access, than one might have expected as the sessions began.

First, A Few Real Successes

Perhaps the most remarkable outcome this year is in Illinois, which has a Democratic legislature and a conservative Republican governor, Bruce Rauner. Last year, the legislature passed an automatic voter registration (AVR) bill with bipartisan support, but Rauner vetoed it. 

Under automatic voter registration, people who go to the DMV, and potentially other agencies as well, are automatically put on the voter roll, unless they opt out. In Oregon, which was the first adopter, AVR has added several hundred thousand voters to the rolls.

In Illinois, an AVR bill was reintroduced this year and, remarkably, passed both chambers with unanimous votes. While Rauner has 60 days to sign the bill, all indications are that he will, joining Illinois with eight other states and the District of Columbia where AVR is being implemented, and showing that maybe, at least in Illinois, encouraging people to register and vote doesn’t seem like a partisan trick.

The victory was also the work of a broad and determined coalition of voting-rights and election-reform advocacy groups, under the rubric of Just Democracy. Brian Gladstein, Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois and one of the leaders of the coalition said:

This bill will bring over one million eligible voters into the electoral process in Illinois. During a time of heightened partisanship in Springfield and across the nation, we have demonstrated that breaking down barriers to the ballot box can be achieved and supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

AVR still has a good chance to pass in other states. In Rhode Island, an AVR bill passed the House unanimously and a positive vote in the Senate is expected shortly. Governor Gina Raimondo has said she will sign it if it comes to her desk. In Massachusetts, where the legislative session goes on all year, an AVR bill with 102 legislative sponsors has been heard in committee (23 speakers in favor and none against), and could be before the full legislature in the fall.

In some other states, AVR made headway but was eventually blocked. These include Maine, New Mexico, and Nevada. In Nevada’s case, the bill passed both houses, but was vetoed by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. A ballot initiative on AVR now goes to the voters, who will have the chance to approve it in the November 2018 general election.

In addition to automatic voter registration, other real gains were made. Utah expanded opportunities for early voting and absentee voting. New Jersey improved its processes for military voters and Indiana improved its registration process at the motor vehicle department.

Another issue where progress was made, though halting and slow, is restoration of the right to vote for citizens with felony convictions. Forty-nine bills were introduced in 16 states to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people who have served their sentences. A real victory occurred in Wyoming, which enacted a bill providing that people who completed their sentence after January 1, 2010, do not need to submit an application for restoration of voting rights and will automatically be issued a certificate of restoration.

In Florida, where 1.7 million citizens can’t vote due to the state’s lifetime ban on voting by people with felony convictions (1.5 million have fully completed their sentences), the broad and bipartisan Florida Rights Restoration Coalition has made major strides. The Florida Supreme Court has approved language for a proposed ballot initiative to restore voting rights to ex-felons; now the job is collecting 700,000 signatures on the petition in order to be on the ballot in November 2018.

In Minnesota, the Restore the Vote Coalition got a bill to more effectively restore voting rights through one house of the legislature. And in Nebraska, the state’s conservative unicameral legislature passed a bill to restore voting rights to citizens upon release from incarceration by a 27-13 margin, but the bill was vetoed by Governor Pete Ricketts. (Nebraska voting-rights advocates also derailed a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voter ID.)

Now for the Bad News

To be clear, and clear-eyed, the move to make voting more difficult and restricted continues, and several states enacted laws designed to limit the vote in one way or another. The forces bent on restricting the vote have won significant victories over the last several years, though many of the laws have been successfully challenged in court. In fact, of the worst voter-restriction bills that passed this year, a majority were actually efforts to re-pass laws struck down in court, altered in order to make them more judicially acceptable.

·      Iowa enacted a law, championed by Secretary of State Paul Pate, which includes restrictions on voter-registration drives; hindrances to Election Day, early, and absentee voting; strict voter-ID requirements; and—most troublesome—the right to purge voter rolls of “non-citizen” names without any clarity on who and how such decisions to purge are made. This could lead to significant numbers of eligible voters being disenfranchised.

·      New Hampshire passed a bill restricting registration for students and low-income voters by requiring proof of residency for those who register 30 days before the election, with investigation and criminal penalties for failure to comply. (A component to eliminate same-day registration was dropped from the bill.)

·      In Arkansas, a voter-ID law, modified after courts struck down an earlier, similar law, was passed and signed. The law reinstates the requirement that a voter must provide one of a narrow choice of IDs at the polls. In addition, the legislature put a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID on the 2018 ballot.

·      In North Dakota, the only state that doesn’t require voter registration at all, the governor signed strict voter-ID requirements into law. The bill was softened somewhat, particularly in regard to the Native American community, to avoid the fate of the 2016 version of the law, which was struck down in court.

Why Less Carnage?

No one wants to be naïvely optimistic, or to underestimate how much damage has already been done in states by determined efforts at voter suppression. Racially charged and politically motivated efforts continue at every level to find ways to discourage people from registering and voting. In the wake of Shelby, these efforts have multiplied and will continue to do so.

But, overall, the results in the 2017 legislative sessions were not nearly as bad as seemed likely last November. There was not a deluge of major voter-suppression legislation. Some bad bills were passed, a number were weakened as they made their way through the legislative process, and a significant number were sidetracked along the way. Two main reasons for this seem clear.

First, the courts, both state and federal, have played a significant role in preventing extreme assaults on voting. Prodded by strong litigation efforts from voting-rights organizations, in state after state, courts have found voter-suppression efforts unconstitutional, blocking their implementation. In addition to the direct effects of the cases, their cumulative impact has been to caution and restrain advocates of restrictive legislation from overreaching.

Second, it is deeply encouraging to see the growing power, sophistication, and rapid response capabilities of the movement for an inclusive democracy. In state after state, coalitions were activated, or created, to fight back against the efforts to stifle, shrink, and bleach the vote. 

And the advocates didn’t just play defense. Despite the potentially unfavorable partisan makeup in so many states, the affirmative action for expanding the right and ability to vote continues to make headway—winning in some states, gathering momentum for future victories in others. 

And there is one other cause for optimism worth noting. I recently attended a conference of 200 legislators and election officials from around the country, co-convened by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Democracy Fund. The focus of the event was election technology and administration. There was strong and bipartisan support for improving election machinery, combating the challenges of cybersecurity, and fighting for adequate funding to run elections in the best way possible. This is one of the reasons that online registration and automatic voter registration are making real progress; they are technical improvements as well as access expansions. The election officials take their responsibilities seriously, and if legislators, state and national, would take their cues, bipartisan progress just might become more possible.

Thanks to Cecily Hines for research and perspective for this column.


          GTA 5 dataminers discover mission involving aliens and a flying saucer   

The Grand Theft Auto series has become notorious for its secrets, consisting of eerie Easter Eggs and cut content only available to those who tinker with its code. From GTA: San Andreas' infamous Hot Coffee sex mini-game to GTA 5's bizarre showdown between Bigfoot and Teen Wolf's beast, there's some pretty peculiar things going on in GTA's most clandestine corners.

The latest example of this involves a crashed flying saucer and a firefight with the aliens that haunt this derelict craft. Presented as a seemingly ordinary supply run in GTA Online, this extra-terrestrial showdown was discovered by a group of dataminers after they tweaked the game's code.

GTA paranormal investigators Chiliad Mystery Guru, a crowdsourced group of fans who have become obsessed with uncovering content that's either been cut or willingly kept at arm's length by crafty developers at Rockstar communicating through clues in its code, has just unearthed this close encounter of the nerd kind.

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          The voice actor who didn't know he was working on Fallout 4   

After this month's news that Ashly Burch had turned down the opportunity to voice Chloe in Life is Strange: Before the Storm, due to the ongoing voice acting strike, it seemed like an interesting time to investiage the reality of being a voice actor.

So, for this week's episode of Here's A Thing, I've spoken to a couple of voice actors about the strike and also, some of the frustrating moments they've experienced while working in the games industry. Like, for example, the voice actor who wasn't told he was playing one of Fallout 4's leading villains until just before the game was released.

Now, we've read your feedback in the comments of previous episodes and I understand some of you prefer written features over video work. I'm somewhat limited when it comes to the amount of time I can dedicate to an individual piece, which makes an entire rewrite unfeasible. Instead, I've included a modified version of my video script below, with a few extra quotes pulled in from the people I've spoken to.

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          GAME blames deep-rooted financial issues on Nintendo's lack of Switch stock   

UK retailer GAME has warned investors to expect another dismal set of financial results, after previously pinning hopes on the launch of Nintendo Switch to save its 12-month totals.

GAME now expects its profit for the year to be "substantially below previous expectations" (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz).

The reason? GAME has blamed Nintendo for not manufacturing enough stock but then went on to blame the chains "continued softness" in its "core Xbox and PlayStation markets".

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          Ancestor Worship: Brilliant Corners   
This is the sixth installment of our elongated investigation into the music of the great pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk, now following the artist’s Riverside Records releases from 1956 into 1959 starting with the classic album sessions of October 1956 with Ernie Henry on...
          Heckyl#39;s News Sentiment Index for Nifty turns bearish, signals peaking of bull run   
Heckyl#39;s News Sentiment Index for Nifty turns bearish, signals peaking of bull run While investors and experts look for indicators which might give the direction in which the market is heading, Fintech firm Heckyl#39;s news sentiment index for Nifty has turned bearish for the 50-share index ending the two-month long bullish phase, pointing towards a market correction.
          Indian stocks to scale new highs on government reforms: Poll   
Indian stocks to scale new highs on government reforms: Poll With gains of over 15 percent so far this year, the Sensex has outperformed most major global indices, overriding worries about domestic company performance in part thanks to a pool of global investor cash looking for higher returns.
          Nearly everyone's a winner: Funds rose again last quarter   
NEW YORK (AP) -- The good times keep rolling for fund investors....
          5 raisons pour lesquelles étudier à l’étranger est le meilleur investissement   
Que vous désiriez revivre votre semestre à l’étranger ou que vous regrettiez de ne pas être partis en Gap Year auparavant, il n’est jamais trop tard pour une expérience internationale...
          If you are overweight on equities, it is time to book profits: Kotak MF#39;s Nilesh Shah   
Nilesh Shah Nilesh Shah of Kotak Mahindra AMC believes that the long term bullish story of the market remains intact and investors, if underweight on equities, could increase investments.
          Venus Williams Reportedly Sued in Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Fatal Car Crash   

Venus Williams is being sued for breaking traffic laws in the build-up to a crash earlier this month that led to the death of a 78-year-old man, according to documents obtained by CNN's Chloe Melas, and transcribed by Jill Martin. 

It's been reported Williams has been named in the lawsuit after Jerome Barson died from injuries suffered in the June 9 crash in Palm Beach County, Florida, when the car he was a passenger in collided with Williams' vehicle.

The documents, which were emailed to B/R, allege Venus "negligently operated or maintained the Toyota Sequoia so that she collided with a 2016 Hyundai Accent that was being operated by Linda Barson and occupied by her husband, Jerome Barson," per Martin. 

The suit also says Williams failed to yield the right of way, failed to stop at a red light, failed to obey a traffic control device, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop for oncoming traffic, was driving too fast for the conditions, drove carelessly and recklessly and was distracted while driving.

Barson died almost a fortnight after the crash having sustained a fractured spine as well as massive internal organ damage and internal bleeding. 

The impact caused damaged to both vehicles, per the suit. The Hyundai was "crushed, the front windshield shattered, the airbags deployed, there was crush damage to the rear on the driver’s side, and the back window was shattered." Williams' SUV "was also severely damaged."

TMZ wrote that a police report said Williams was to blame for the crash, although her attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said she was travelling through a green light at only five miles per hour entering the intersection.

WPBF-TV reporter Ari Hait provided Cunningham's statement in full:

Williams is said to have not been under the influence of any alcohol or drugs when the crash took place, but Malika Andrews of the New York Times reported witnesses told investigators the light was red as she entered the intersection.

Williams is seeded 10th in the 2017 Wimbledon Championship and is scheduled to make her 20th appearance in the competition on Monday, July 3.

Read more Tennis news on BleacherReport.com


          Indústria automotiva deve aumentar investimento em segurança cibernética   
Objetivo é proteger veículos inteligentes de hackers
          OHSU researchers: New discovery on obesity-high blood pressure relationship   
Obesity contributes to high blood pressure, but why and how this happens remains unclear. One of the major causes of high blood pressure — or hypertension — is the inappropriate activation of the fight-or-flight sympathetic nervous system response, and most obesity researchers have focused on factors that increase sympathetic activity. Virginia Brooks, Ph.D., however, has been investigating mechanisms that inhibit this activity. A team led by Brooks, professor of physiology and pharmacology at OHSU, identified a neuromodulator, neuropeptide Y (NPY), that inhibits sympathetic activity in a specific area of … Read More
          Беларусь в 2018 году планирует привлечь не менее $1,7 млрд прямых иностранных инвестиций. Откуда?   

Беларусь в 2018 году планирует привлечь не менее $1,7 млрд прямых иностранных инвестиций, сообщил заместитель министра экономики Александр Червяков во время круглого стола по оценке макроэкономических показателей 2017 года, сообщает БЕЛТА. Александр Червяков перечислил основные задачи, которые необходимо решить в 2018 году. “Во-первых, нужно дополнительно вовлечь в активную экономическую деятельность не менее 28 тыс. человек, […]

Запись Беларусь в 2018 году планирует привлечь не менее $1,7 млрд прямых иностранных инвестиций. Откуда? впервые появилась Беларуская Праўда.


          El Instituto Ferdinand Porsche estuvo presente en el Salón de Buenos Aires   
El establecimiento creado por Volkswagen Argentina junto con la UTN regional General Pacheco, brindó una charla sobre investigación y capacitación en la industria automotriz.
          Silence is Golden, And then the states voted 34-0...   
Silence is Golden,

And then the states voted 34-0 to pass BB's new and ridiculous discipline and investigation rules.
Power corrupts. Some people.
          Stefanick Joins Evercore as Senior MD in Investment Banking   
Evercore appointed former Deutsche CIB leader Paul Stefanick to the firm's Investment Banking business as a senior managing director and a senior leader of the company.
          Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion   
Literary forms like parable and allegory have to be a little vague and general to convey their simple messages. Films, …

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          French investor buys Chandler e-commerce company, expanding into Europe   
French investor Thomas Jouanno was attracted to the Valley’s “Silicon Desert” reputation when he found Chandler-based atmosol.

          Authorities Respond To ‘Major Incident’ at Florida Power Plant, Multiple Injuries Reported   

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Florida — First responders were on the scene of a ‘major incident’ at the ‘Big Bend’ TECO plant in Apollo Beach Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. Multiple burn victims were reported by local media—there were at least two fatalities. It was unclear what caused the incident but fire officials are investigating it as an […]

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          Indianapolis police fatally shoot driver following pursuit   

INDIANAPOLIS – (News Release / IMPD) —  Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is investigating after an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) on the city’s northwest side. Just before 2:00 a.m., on 6.29.2017 IMPD officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of E. Riverside Drive/ Burdsal Parkway. As officers approached the […]

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          French investor buys Chandler e-commerce company, expanding into Europe   
French investor Thomas Jouanno was attracted to the Valley’s “Silicon Desert” reputation when he found Chandler-based atmosol.

          Españoles por Europa: ¿Cuáles son los mejores planes para disfrutar de Berlín? Un español nos lo cuenta    
Como cada viernes, hablamos con un español "perdido por europa". Hoy hablamos con Eduardo Castillo, un chico de 37 años, de Soria, que vive hace tres en Berlín. Es químico y trabaja en una empresa de Investigación y Desarrollo. Allí, el Orgullo Gay se celebra dos fines de semana seguidos, y arranca dos semanas después del día oficial. ¿Cuáles son los mejores planes para disfrutar de Berlín? ¡Apunta para tus vacaciones!
          HEAD OF WEALTH MANAGEMENT   
Edinburgh - Job Description: An opportunity exists to join a progressive and growing investment organisation in a senior post. If you have a strong track record in either the investment management or financial planning field, with strong leadership, people management, and a strategic visio...
          Las mujeres conservan el ADN de sus parejas sexuales, según un estudio    
¿Cómo puede ser posible que existan células masculinas dentro de órganos femeninos? Un grupo de investigadores se ha topado con esta disyuntiva y por eso han deducido que su origen podría estar en el coito. Es decir, que las mujeres conservan durante años el ADN de los que han sido sus parejas sexuales.  
          Prefeito de São José do Egito recebe comissão organizadora da 2ª FENESJE   
A segunda edição da Feira de Negócios de São José do Egito, deve acontecer entre os dias 7 e 9 de Setembro de 2017, no pátio de eventos Miguel Arraes de Alencar. A expectativa dos organizadores é superar em números de expositores e volume de recursos movimentados à feira de 2016.

Visando oferecer uma estrutura ainda melhor e assim atrair os olhares da população dos investidores, a comissão que está organizando a Feira de Negócios reuniu-se com o prefeito Evandro Valadares, na manhã dessa Sexta – Feira em busca de apoio para o evento.

“A situação está difícil, mais vamos ajudar da melhor forma possível, pois essa é uma oportunidade de movimentar a economia egipciense.” Disse Valadares.

A equipe do governo municipal já começou a planejar e deverá definir em que a prefeitura vai apoiar o evento, até um próximo encontro do prefeito com a comissão organizadora.

          After Hersh Investigation, Media Connive in Propaganda War on Syria   
If you wish to understand the degree to which a supposedly free western media are constructing a world of half-truths and deceptions to manipulate their audiences, keeping us uninformed and pliant, then there could hardly be a better case study than their treatment of Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. More
          Aeroporto Regional de Serra Talhada recebe vinte milhões para construção do terminal de passageiros   
A parceria entre os governos Municipal, Estadual e Federal vem colocando Serra Talhada na rota do desenvolvimento. E na manhã desta quinta-feira (29), o ministro dos Transportes, Portos e Aviação Civil, Maurício Quintella, esteve no município onde assinou um termo de compromisso para a liberação de 20 milhões de reais para a construção do terminal de passageiros do Aeroporto Regional do Sertão Santa Magalhães.

Ao lado do prefeito Luciano Duque e do secretário estadual de Transportes, Sebastião Oliveira, o ministro Maurício Quintella falou sobre a liberação do recurso e a importância da parceria com o município. “Nós vemos com satisfação a parceria firmada com a Prefeitura de Serra Talhada, que cumpriu sua parte para que esse dia fosse possível, quando estamos liberando vinte milhões de reais para o aeroporto, que será um equipamento indutor do desenvolvimento não só para Serra Talhada, mas pra toda região, integrando o Sertão ao restante do estado e do país, e atraindo mais investimentos através da vinda de estudantes, empresas e indústrias”, disse o ministro.

O prefeito Luciano Duque reforçou o empenho do município em agilizar a instalação do aeroporto. “Nós entendemos a importância que esse aeroporto tem para Serra Talhada e para toda região, por isso licitamos em tempo hábil a destinação adequada dos resíduos sólidos através dos aterros sanitários, resolvendo o problema do lixão e atendendo a legislação ambiental, possibilitando assim a implantação do equipamento, que faz parte de uma política de interiorização dos aeroportos criada no governo Dilma, através do Pacto da Aviação Civil, e que vai transformar Serra Talhada num centro de desenvolvimento”, disse Luciano Duque.

O secretário estadual de Transportes, Sebastião Oliveira, falou sobre o processo de implantação do aeroporto, obra de responsabilidade do Governo do Estado. “A primeira etapa do projeto foi concluída através de um investimento de sete milhões de reais feita pelo estado para a construção e requalificação da pista, e a partir de agora vamos trabalhar na construção do terminal de passageiros para que fique pronto até 2018, e enquanto isso vamos usar um terminal provisório para que os voos comerciais da Azul, que devem começar até o mês de novembro, não sejam prejudicados”, afirmou. (ASCOM)

          Rádio Cenecista de Picuí migrará de AM para FM   
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Nos próximos meses as regiões do Seridó e Curimataú paraibano ganharão a Rádio Cenecista em Frequência Modulada (FM). 
A migração das AMs para FMs foi iniciada recentemente e tem como objetivo melhorar o alcance das rádios como meio de comunicação. Segundo Kassab, as rádios FM têm menor custo para manutenção, o que permitirá mais investimentos das empresas, inclusive com a contratação de mais profissionais para o setor, tendo em vista a economia, além de melhorar em 100% a qualidade final do sinal no receptor do ouvinte.
Na manhã desta sexta-feira (30), a senhora Francisca Arruda representante da Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi) e o diretor administrativo da emissora João Tavares de Lima estiveram em João Pessoa na cerimônia em que os representantes da Cenecista e de mais 4 emissoras paraibanas assinaram termos aditivos de adaptação das outorgas para migração da faixa de AM para FM.
Cinco emissoras completaram o processo de migração na Paraíba, ao apresentar certidão de regularidade fiscal e quitar o boleto de mudança de outorga de AM para FM: Fundação Cultural Nossa Senhora da Guia, de Patos (PB); Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi), de Picuí (PB); Rádio Cajazeiras, de Campina Grande (PB); Rádio Integração do Brejo, de Bananeiras (PB); e Rádio Potiguara, de Mamanguape (PB). Ao todo, 28 entidades paraibanas manifestaram interesse ao MCTIC em migrar de faixa.
Segundo a secretária de Radiodifusão do MCTIC, Vanda Nogueira, as 28 rádios têm como ouvintes 80% da população paraibana, ou seja, quase 3 milhões de pessoas. As outras 23 emissoras têm 90 dias para pagar o boleto, cujo valor é calculado individualmente e pode variar de R$ 7 mil a R$ 200 mil.
Após a outorga, as rádios deverão apresentar um projeto técnico de instalação da FM à Secretaria de Radiodifusão e solicitar à Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) a autorização de uso da radiofrequência. A partir da liberação, os veículos já podem começar a transmitir a programação na nova faixa.

A Cenecista FM vai operar na frequência 89.9 Mhz.


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          Marco Aurélio devolve o Mandato a Aécio neves   
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O ministro Marco Aurélio Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, revogou nesta sexta-feira, 30, a decisão do ministro Edson Fachin que afastou o senador Aécio Neves (PSDB) de suas funções. 
"Provejo o agravo para afastar as medidas consubstanciadas na suspensão do exercício de funções parlamentares ou de qualquer função pública, na proibição de contatar outro investigado ou réu no processo e na de ausentar-se do País, devolvendo ao agravante a situação jurídica que lhe foi proporcionada pelos eleitores no sufráfio universal", diz a decisão do ministro Marco Aurélio. "Julgo predicado o agravo formalizado pelo Procurador-geral da República em que veiculado o pedido de implemento da prisão preventiva do agravante", acrescentou. 
Aécio havia sido afastado em maio por determinação do ministro Edson Fachin, relator da Lava Jato no STF, após a Operação Patmos, fase da Lava Jato baseada nas delação da JBS. A Procuradoria Geral da República apontou risco de o senador usar seu poder para atrapalhar as investigações e havia pedido a prisão de Aécio. No entanto, Fachin entendeu que a Constituição proibia a prisão do parlamentar e determinou o afastamento.
Como lembrou o jornalista Bernardo Mello Franco, em duas semanas, Aécio teve seu pedido de cassação arquivado no Conselho de Ética do Senado, viu a irmã e o primo serem libertados e seus inquéritos do STF ficarem com os ministros Gilmar Mendes e Alexandre de Moraes. 


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          Findability vs. Trustability   
I think it is really important for businesses to understand that there is an assortment of ways to get potential clients to your site, but just getting someone there is not enough! How do we get them to trust you enough to invest in services or products? Have you considered the fact that photos of […]
          Common Cause, Democrats urge Maryland not to comply with Trump election data request   

A government watchdog group and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland urged state election officials on Friday to refuse to comply with a data request made by the Trump administration as part of an investigation into the integrity of elections.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election...


          Baltimore steam pipe explosion damaged 33 vehicles, leaving frustrated car owners   

The steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore damaged 33 vehicles last week — and sprayed cancer-causing asbestos onto several cars.

Veolia North America, the company that manages the city's 15-mile network of steam pipes, is still investigating what caused the explosion. In the meantime, frustrated...


          Brett Arends's ROI: When bears stop growling, bulls should start worrying   
Value investor Jeremy Grantham, typically cautious about stocks, foresees no sharp collapse in prices, writes Brett Arends.

          Market Snapshot: Stock market poised to kick off July 4th week with fireworks of its own    
It may be peak summer and a holiday-shortened week in the stock market, but investors can expect plenty of fireworks to keep them on edge.

          Bond Report: Short-term Treasury yield hits highest since 2009, as bonds sell off a fourth session   
U.S. government bond prices on Friday get hit, extending yield gains to a fourth straight session, as investors close out a bruising week for government paper, marked by hand-wringing about the policy posture of global central banks.

          Market Extra: Here’s why the stock market is spooked by central bankers, Trump agenda delays   
Investors are getting knocked around by a one-two punch of concerns about President Donald Trump’s Wall Street-friendly agenda and comments from global central bankers interpreted as a signal that tighter monetary policy is on the way.

          All the companies in Jeff Bezos’s empire, in one (large) chart   
With a net worth of $84.7 billion, Bezos has made a number of investments and acquisitions. Here is a snapshot of the empire.

          Gov. Scott's investments lead to $30 million increase in his net worth   
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott saw his net worth increase by more than $30 million last year as his blind trust rose in value, a reversal of fortunes that had seen him lose $27 million the year before.
          Corinne Olympios Ends Her Bachelor in Paradise Investigation   
Corinne Olympios is dropping her investigation into the incidents that happened on the first night of the Bachelor in Paradise shoot earlier this summer. The reality star has been part of a media [...]
          Fiscalía de Venezuela acusó al director del SEBIN por violaciones de derechos humanos   
Investigan varios casos ocurridos durante las protestas.
          Omnishambles   

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While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          Fiscalía venezolana cita a exjefe de policía militar por violación de DD.HH.   
El Ministerio Público señaló que, hasta la fecha, adelanta 450 investigaciones por presuntas violaciones de derechos fundamentales.
          Grenfell Tower management boss ‘steps aside’ to assist with investigation   
“The welfare of the residents of KCTMO remains the primary concern of the board,” a statement said.
          Lawyer: Detective too burned out to probe child abuse cases - Seattle Times: Top stories   

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A former Clackamas County sheriff’s detective has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse. Jeffrey Allen Green, 59, pleaded guilty on Thursday, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported (http://bit.ly/2t9qqDE ). Green is accused of not investigating more than 50 cases during his six years as a detective. […]
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          Jobstown Verdict: Six defendants found not guilty; Paul Murphy demands full inquiry   

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is demanding a full independent inquiry into the Garda investigation of the Jobstown protest after his acquittal yesterday.


          Blue Apron’s stock falling below IPO price 'a big surprise' to investors   
On the heels of Blue Apron Holdings Inc.'s initial public offering this week — and with its stock price dipping on its second day of trading — industry pros are chiming in on the meal-kit delivery company. Their reaction has been, for the most part, one of shock. "Blue Apron’s IPO pricing has been a big surprise to existing investors as it is roughly 35 percent below originally expected pricing," Rohit Kulkarni, managing director and head of research for San Francisco-based SharesPost told…

          Ugandan community reaches agreement with British company   

In September 2011, Oxfam profiled a land deal in Uganda in which villagers were being evicted to make way for timber plantations. Now, the Mubende community has signed a Final Agreement with the New Forests Company (NFC), concluding nearly 15 months of negotiations that were facilitated by the Office of ComplianceAdvisor/Ombudsman (CAO). The CAO handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

Oxfam welcomes that an agreement has been reached through mediation. As part of this agreement, NFC will contribute funds into a community-run cooperative that has been set-up by the Mubende community. NFC will also implement development projects to benefit the affected community. The community remains far from restoring its livelihoods but the outcome of the mediation process provides a basis for community members to start to rebuild their lives.

"I am optimistic about the future but this will depend on how soon we are able to get land. At the moment we are not farming or raising animals but I am hopefulthat through the co-operative we will be able to buy land and move forward," said Emmanuel Bagibariho, a community representative from Mubende who was part of the team that negotiated the agreement on behalf of the affected community.

Oxfam has been providing support to the Mubende community throughout the CAO mediation process, and we commend the eight community representatives who worked tirelessly to get the best possible deal that they could through this process. We will work with Mubende community members so that they can quickly develop the new cooperative as a means to improving their livelihoods. 

Oxfam is also continuing to support and advise a second community from neighboring Kiboga district. This community is in a separate mediation process, also facilitated by CAO, with NFC. We are hopeful that the Kiboga community’s discussions with NFC could also lead to an agreement between the company and the community.

If you would like more information, you can read the CAO’s report about the Mubende mediation.

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          Oxfam welcomes independent process to address community grievances in Uganda land dispute   

Oxfam has welcomed the announcement of an independent process to resolve complaints from communities who were evicted from their land without compensation to make way for two forestry plantations in Uganda.

The Office of the Compliance Adviser/Ombudsman (CAO) handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It has confirmed that it will launch an independent process to find a resolution to the dispute involving the UK’s New Forests Company (NFC). The IFC has invested in an agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie, which has an equity stake in and seat on the board of NFC.

Oxfam has been calling for an independent investigation since September when it published its research into the evictions in Mubende and Kiboga districts, based on extensive consultations with hundreds of individuals from the affected communities. The CAO has accepted the eligibility of the complaints that were filed by Ugandan communities and co-signed by Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance. This is the first step in a process which Oxfam believes could secure redress for the communities, who have lost their homes and the land they relied on for their livelihoods.

The CAO process aims to find a negotiated resolution between the complainants, the company and any others relevant to the process. NFC has already confirmed that it will participate in this process.

Oxfam Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: “This is an important step towards giving a voice to the thousands of people left destitute. We hope it will lead to securing the redress they deserve.

“We welcome New Forests Company’s commitment to participate in this process and look forward to finding a resolution as soon as possible.”

Oxfam’s focus on this case is part of the international agency’s GROW campaign, which aims to secure a future for everyone to have enough to eat. Oxfam is concerned about the accelerated rush for land, especially in Africa, and the lack of effective international rules to protect the poorest people who depend on the land for food.

In the next stage of the CAO process, up to six months will be spent on clarifying the issues and concerns raised by the complainants and gathering information on how others involved see the situation. This will help the CAO and all relevant parties to determine whether and how they might be able to resolve the issues. The CAO will then publish a report containing its assessment of the situation, which will describe the proposed course of action that has been agreed by all.

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Complaint letters were sent to the CAO from the affected communities in Kiboga and Mubende on December 20, outlining the adverse social impacts related to the NFC operations. Both Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance were co-signatories. To view the letters, visit: http://www.cao-ombudsman.org

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          Oxfam welcomes FSC complaint to certifiers of Ugandan land grab   

Oxfam welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) that it has filed an official complaint with the certification body, SGS Qualifor, who carried out the certification of the UK-based New Forests Company’s plantations in Uganda.

The announcement follows a report published by Oxfam on 22 September that detailed how at least 22,000 people were evicted – some violently – without consent or compensation to make way for the New Forests Company (NFC) plantations.

According to documents seen by Oxfam, despite ongoing court cases and media coverage saying that there had been violence, the auditors said that the dispute over tenure had been ‘resolved’ and that there were ‘no reported incidents of violence’.

“The New Forests Company has relied on the FSC certification to show that there were no ongoing problems and in order to secure international investment. The evidence suggests otherwise and the FSC complaint to its certifiers shows clearly that they too have concerns that something went wrong in Uganda,” said Katia Maia, head of Oxfam’s GROW campaign.

“The New Forests Company must now end the denials and take action to bring justice to the communities in Uganda, starting by appointing an independent chairperson to lead the investigation they have committed to. Thousands of people claim to have lost their land and have seen their livelihoods deteriorate as a result of these evictions. Many say they are no longer able to adequately feed their families or send their children to school,” said Maia.

In addition to the FSC announcement, the World Bank – an investor in the New Forests Company through its commercial lending arm, the International Finance Corporation – has called on the NFC to open up to a full investigation into claims of bad practice in its Uganda forestry projects.

Oxfam is calling on NFC to ensure the investigation is transparent and led by an independent chairperson, who has the authority to appoint the investigatory body and who can ensure that the input and protection of the communities is guaranteed in the process.

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          New Forests Company company must address safety concerns of Uganda land grab community   

Oxfam is launching a campaign calling for the New Forests Company to respond to concerns that have been raised for the safety of people who were evicted to make way for the British company’s forestry plantations in Uganda.

Oxfam has felt obliged to go public with its concerns following reports that the affected communities in Mubende and Kibogo districts are feeling harassed and intimidated by NFC staff.

Oxfam published a report on 22nd September on international land grabs that included a Ugandan case study detailing  how at least 22,500 people were evicted – some violently and all without compensation to make way for the NFC plantation.

Since publication, the international aid agency has received reports that individuals who have spoken to media about their evictions have been approached by NFC staff for questioning. Community members have also been asked to take company staff to the sites of violent evictions. One man has reported that NFC staff took his cattle and only returned the livestock when he paid for their return, although he has since been refunded by the company.

New Forests Company has previously announced it will launch an independent investigation into Oxfam’s allegations yet these actions by company workers undermine confidence in NFC's commitment and ability to do so. Oxfam is calling for the investigation to be led by an independent chairperson, who has the power to select the investigatory body and who can ensure that the input and protection of the communities is guaranteed in the process.

Oxfam GB’s Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: “Many people in these communities are clearly feeling intimidated by the actions of NFC, which are totally at odds with the principles of an independent and transparent investigation. They have already lost their homes and land and many have been subjected to violent behaviour. They need a credible investigation not further pressure.

“NFC must show that they are serious about the allegations that have been made by setting up a truly independent investigation.”

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          New Forests Company investigation into Uganda land grab risks credibility gap   
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          Investigation into Uganda “land grab” must be genuinely independent and transparent   

Oxfam concern that company continues to dismiss people’s allegations of abuse

Oxfam welcomes the World Bank’s1 call that UK-based New Forests Company (NFC) must open up to a full investigation into claims of bad practice in its Uganda forestry projects.

This follows a report by Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance on September 22 that said more than 20,000 people had been evicted without compensation or consent to make way for NFC plantations, in breach of international guidelines. Many of these people are now living in destitution. Some claim the evictions were violent.

NFC has stated it will investigate. However, Oxfam is concerned about the nature of the investigation because NFC continues to discredit people’s allegations. It most recently described the claims as “fictitious” and “irresponsible and one-sided propaganda.”

“The company’s remarks are ill-judged and unprofessional”, said Oxfam GROW campaign coordinator Katia Maia. “NFC continues to refer to ‘peaceful and non-violent voluntary vacations’ as fact. This makes us sceptical about the investigation that it intends to set up,” she said.

Oxfam has since asked NFC to ensure that the investigation is genuinely independent, transparent and takes into account the experiences of affected communities.

“Oxfam rigorously defends its research. We spoke with hundreds of individuals from affected communities and with government authorities. We presented NFC’s position accurately in our report. NFC can’t simply dismiss our research because it disagrees with it,” Maia said.

“Many of those evicted can no longer feed their families or send their children to school. They are living in destitution. The World Bank and NFC must ensure that any investigation will be credible and meaningful.”

Oxfam says that:

  • No-one was compensated for their loss of land, crops and belongings. Oxfam says that NFC operates under international guidelines designed to protect people’s right to adequate compensation. NFC cannot dodge its responsibilities and blame solely the government.
  • Many evictees describe violence during the evictions, of houses burnt and crops destroyed. A recent New York Times article quoted a woman who said her son died in a fire during the evictions.
  • There are still two legal suits active today that describe the evictions as violent and that outline people’s own legal claims to the land. The suits also seek compensation and damages.

NFC also claims that the International Finance Corporation (IFC, the commercial lending arm of the World Bank) and the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC, the gold standard of forestry certification) had both passed its projects as ‘clean’. However Oxfam believes that neither organization has provided sufficient evidence to support NFC’s claims that the evictions were ‘legal, voluntary and peaceful’2.

Oxfam engaged with NFC for a number of months before publishing its report. In March, April and July Oxfam made several attempts to get the company's reaction but it refused to respond. Since August, Oxfam has engaged extensively with the company's management.

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The New Forests Company and its Uganda plantations: Oxfam Case Study

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  2. Oxfam says that the IFC report was not an “audit” but was instead a field appraisal that only took place after the evictions. The IFC officer who undertook the appraisal did not talk to affected communities and only reviewed one of the two districts. Similarly, the FSC certification audit only reviewed one plantation, Mubende not Kiboga. And despite the legal suits and media coverage saying that there had been violence, the FSC said that disputes over tenure had been ‘resolved’ and that there were ‘no reported incidents of violence’.
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          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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  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.

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  • 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

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          The New Forests Company and its Uganda plantations: Oxfam Case Study   

London-based New Forests Company (NFC) would seem to be the design blueprint of how a young modern company should conduct a major land investment in Africa in a responsible way. Oxfam’s investigations reveal, however, that serious allegations by people who were evicted from land to make way for NFC’s operations remain unresolved. How will the company respond?

Today, the people evicted from the land are desperate, having been driven into poverty and landlessness. In some instances they say they were subjected to violence and their property, crops, and livestock destroyed. They say they were not properly consulted, have been offered no adequate compensation, and have received no alternative land.

Oxfam believes that the affected communities in Kiboga and Mubende deserve to have their case heard and to see justice done.

In Oxfam’s view, NFC and its financial backers must be held to account for the lost
livelihoods and shattered lives of families evicted from the land they farmed. Oxfam is
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  • Hold a full investigation into the events in Kiboga and Mubende, and make the terms of reference for the investigation and its findings, public;
  • Commit to a transparent and accountable process to provide justice for the affected communities and, in consultation with affected communities and local and national authorities, ensure the provision of alternative land and compensation for lost homes, crops, livestock, and livelihoods;
  • Provide damages for any abuses found to have been suffered by affected communities; 
  • Where failures are found, commit to reform their policies, standards, and procedures, so that such abuses can never happen again.
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          walgreens / rite aid merger terminated!   


Walgreens is scrapping its deal to buy all of Rite Aid Corp. and instead will buy a smaller piece of the drugstore chain, after the original takeover effort seemed doomed by antitrust regulators.

Instead, Walgreens will buy about half of the over 4,500 Rite Aid stores, making Walgreens the largest pharmacy chain in the country but leaving Rite Aid as a regional chain. The 2,186 stores Walgreens agreed to buy are mainly in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Rite Aid said.

Walgreens had been waiting for months to see whether the FTC would try to block the planned acquisition of Rite Aid. The original agreement would have been for about 3,336 stores "making this agreement about one-third smaller and more likely to pass regulatory scrutiny in our view," Leerink analyst David Larsen said in a note to clients.

Walgreens said in a statement that it will begin acquiring the Rite Aid stores and related assets over a period of approximately six months, and intends to convert the stores to the Walgreens brand over time.

The FTC will end its review of the previous merger agreement and start an investigation of the new deal for stores and and assets to determine whether competition is harmed.

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          7 Ways to Brighten Your Horizon Forever   

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  1. Read Books that Make you think Outside the Box!

Brighten your horizon by realizing that everyone is your teacher. Gradually, you’ll gravitate to books - reading them will shape and mould your character brick by brick. Over time, they’ll help carve out a masterpiece of an inner canvas, making you consider possibilities you would have never otherwise considered.

One idea has the potential to change your life forever if you act on it.“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Sometimes, the most profound insights you have in your life will come through reading one sentence, one quote, in one book.

  1. Invest BIG in Yourself

Countless people similar to you have made mistakes and often pass on their decades of experience — so that you don’t have to learn things the hard way. Warren Buffett, the world renowned and famous investor, once said “It’s good to learn from your mistakes. But it’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.”

Whether it’s through an online course, seminar, or a three-day event (related to skills you’re passionate about improving) — you’ll usually come back with an upgraded toolkit. Having the willingness to let go of your ego, by investing in yourself, will cut your learning curve and allow you to get the skills that some people have taken YEARS to learn.

Just because you’ve finished your degree doesn’t mean your life education is over. In fact, it’s always just getting started. Remember: if you don’t invest in yourself, then who will?

  1. Reflect on your Direction Regularly!

You only ever have so much energy to give, and every once in awhile; you need to make a pit stop. That can take the form of a public blog, a written journal, or simply a conversation with a friend to reflect on your year so far.

Reflecting on your journey, is one of the most important things you can do for your direction and self-awareness in the long term. The active recovery will give you the clarity needed to act on hard truths — so that you can make wise improvements in both your personal and professional life.

  1. Save BIG Money Every Month

If you don’t have money under control, you don’t live free. If you don’t save money every month, you’re not preparing for the future. Making a saving plan doesn’t have to be complicated. You just need to calculate how much you automatically spend every month, and then create a comfortable monthly standing order for an amount that you can easily commit to.

Brian Tracy, one of the most prominent self-improvement gurus, in his book, the 21 Secrets of Millionaires, wrote: “if you don’t save money, the seeds of greatness aren’t within you. By saving for the future, you show that you understand that a little money saved each month, will end up going a long way towards your freedom. And freedom is something you value tremendously.

  1. Mostly Eat Healthy Food!

Anyone can eat a couple of fruits and vegetables per day. Anyone can eat one protein-rich meal per day. Anyone can skip the soda and make sure they drink enough water. Eating healthy is not a pursuit of perfection, it’s just about feeding your body more of what it needs, and less of what it doesn’t.

Companies are spending billions of dollars on marketing processed foods so you can’t be too harsh on yourself if you eat unhealthy on occasion. Yes, you’ve probably grown to love cookies, ice cream, and the like — but by feeding your body more nutritious foods most of the time, you’ll disable part of the lure processed foods have over you.

  1. Exercise Regularly!

Exercise isn’t just about improving your physique or your health; it’s about improving your mentality and physiology. Similarly to fine-tuning a car, your body needs the right intervention to operate at its best! You only ever end up getting one body in your lifetime, so you do what you can to take care of it! Whether you go to the gym three times per week, jog once a week, play sports with your friends — you were built to move!

Having an xercisee ritual is a gateway into a higher state of energy and focus. And with that state, you can experience more rewarding days = a more rewarding life.If you’re exercising in some form regularly (even if it’s just taking a long walk), then you’re leveraging all the areas of your life closer to their full potential!

  1. Be Mindful of your Media Consumption!

One of the easiest ways to relax and stimulate yourself after a long day at work is to turn on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or whatever’s trending now. With a flick of your fingers, you can get access to a whole variety of entertainment. The average person in America consumes an average of five hours of Television per day! Zig Ziglar, in his book, How to Stay Motivated, mentions that the average Chairman of a board only consumes four to eight hours of television per week.

Be the chairman of your life — by being mindful of the quality and quantity of information you allow to flow into your consciousness. You decide whether you want to experience the better part of the thrills you seek, through a screen, or your life...

With time and application, these seven different components of your life will start clicking into place, as they continually serve to brighten your horizon!

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          Sweden Wind Power Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 30, 2017 ) Market Research Hub (MRH) has recently announced the addition of a fresh report, titled “Sweden Wind Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its report offerings. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global wind power market with forecasts up to 2030.

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"Wind Power in Sweden, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the wind power market in Sweden.

The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global wind power market with forecasts up to 2030. The report analyzes the power market scenario in Sweden (includes conventional thermal, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) and provides future outlook with forecasts up to 2030. The research details renewable power market outlook in the country (includes wind, small hydro, biopower and solar PV) and provides forecasts up to 2030. The report highlights installed capacity and power generation trends from 2006 to 2030 in Sweden wind power market. A detailed coverage of renewable energy policy framework governing the market with specific policies pertaining to wind power is provided in the report. The research also provides company snapshots of some of the major market participants.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.

Scope
The report analyses global renewable power market, global wind power (Onshore and Offshore) market, Sweden power market, Sweden renewable power market and Sweden wind power market. The scope of the research includes -
- A brief introduction on global carbon emissions and global primary energy consumption.
- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2015 (unless specified) and forecast period 2015-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
- Detailed overview of the global wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends, installed capacity split by major hydropower countries in 2015 and key owners information of various regions.
- Power market scenario in Sweden and provides detailed market overview, installed capacity and power generation trends by various fuel types (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) with forecasts up to 2030.
- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2015.
- Detailed overview of Sweden wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming wind projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden wind power market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and wind power in particular.
- Company snapshots of some of the major market participants in the country.

Reasons to buy
- The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner.
- Identify key growth and investment opportunities in Sweden wind power market.
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for wind power market.
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industrys growth potential.
- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events.
- Identify key partners and business development avenues.
- Understand and respond to your competitors business structure, strategy and prospects.

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Table of Contents:

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

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          Sweden Hydropower Capacity, Generation, Regulations - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 30, 2017 ) Market Research Hub (MRH) has recently announced the addition of a fresh report, titled “Sweden Hydropower Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its report offerings. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global hydropower market with forecasts up to 2030.

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"Hydropower (Large, Small and Pumped Storage) in Sweden, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the hydropower market in Sweden.

The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global hydropower market with forecasts up to 2030. The report analyzes the power market scenario in Sweden (includes conventional thermal, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) and provides future outlook with forecasts up to 2030. The research details renewable power market outlook in the country (includes hydro, small hydro, biopower and solar PV) and provides forecasts up to 2030. The report highlights installed capacity and power generation trends from 2006 to 2030 in Sweden hydropower market. A detailed coverage of renewable energy policy framework governing the market with specific policies pertaining to hydropower is provided in the report. The research also provides company snapshots of some of the major market participants.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.
Scope
The report analyses global renewable power market, global hydropower market, Sweden power market, Sweden renewable power market and Sweden hydropower market. The scope of the research includes -
- A brief introduction on global carbon emissions and global primary energy consumption.
- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2016 (unless specified) and forecast period 2017-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
- Detailed overview of the global hydropower market with installed capacity and generation trends, installed capacity split by major hydropower countries in 2016 and key owners information of various regions.
- Power market scenario in Sweden and provides detailed market overview, installed capacity and power generation trends by various fuel types (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) with forecasts up to 2030.
- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2016.
- Detailed overview of Sweden hydropower market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming hydro projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden hydropower market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and hydropower in particular.
- Company snapshots of some of the major market participants in the country.
Reasons to buy
- The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner.
- Identify key growth and investment opportunities in Sweden hydropower market.
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for hydropower market.
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industrys growth potential.
- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events.
- Identify key partners and business development avenues.
- Understand and respond to your competitors business structure, strategy and prospects.

Read Full Report with TOC: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/report/hydropower-large-small-and-pumped-storage-in-sweden-market-outlook-to-2030-update-2017-capacity-generation-regulations-and-company-profiles-report.html

Table of Contents:

1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 6
2 Executive Summary 7
2.1 Fall in OECD Countries Carbon Emission despite a Global Rise during 2010-2015 7
2.2 Technological Advancements and Government Support Driving Global Renewable Power Installations 7
2.3 Top 10 Countries Account for Over 70% of Hydropower Capacity 7
2.4 Renewable to Stock Up Maximum Installed Capacity by 2030 8
2.5 Hydropower Capacity Dominates Electricity Generation in Sweden 9
3 Introduction 10
3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2016 10
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 12
3.3 Hydropower, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 14
3.4 Report Guidance 16
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006-2030 17
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 17
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 18
4.2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Source Type, 2006-2030 18
4.2.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity Split by Source Type, 2016 and 2030 20
4.2.3 Renewable Power Market, Global, Net Capacity Additions by Source Type, 2016-2030 22

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MRH functions as an integrated platform for the following products and services: Objective and sound market forecasts, qualitative and quantitative analysis, incisive insight into defining industry trends, and market share estimates. Our reputation lies in delivering value and world-class capabilities to our clients.

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          CorEnergy Has a Grasp on Stable Energy Infrastructure in GOM, Mid-Continent, NW   
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (ticker: CORR) holds the unique position of being the first publicly listed Real Estate Investment Trust that has a focus specifically in energy infrastructure. The company owns midstream and downstream assets, including pipelines, storage terminals, and distribution facilities. CorEnergy’s assets provide stable cash flows, on long-term assets, with little sensitivity to variations in commodity prices. The[Read More...]
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          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.

The post You Won’t Believe Who Owns This Pig Farm appeared first on PETA.


          Online Code Sessions on JAX-RS, JSON API, and Java EE   

With the Java EE 8 release coming up this summer, now is the best time to get up to speed with important APIs. You are invited to a free Code Online webinar to learn about key Java EE 8 APIs and how to connect your mobile applications to a Java EE backend. Join us for three hours of server-side development. For your convenience, the webinars are available in three time zones. 

June 20 at 9:30 AM PDT -   Oracle Code Online - Americas   
June 21 at 9:30 AM IST -   Oracle Code Online - APAC   
June 22 at 9:30 AM CEST -  Oracle Code Online - EMEA    

Here are the sessions! 

Reactive REST Clients in a Microservices Landscape with David Delabassee. When designing microservices exchanges, REST is clearly the most popular approach, i.e. the de-facto standard. JAX-RS API hides all the low-level details behind RESTful calls. Complexity really starts to arise when multiple remote services need to be consumed in highly efficient manner. During this technical session, we will cover in details different solutions and best practices to efficiently consume REST services. This includes: 

- Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous
- Jersey Reactive Client API
- Popular Reactive libraries (e.g. RxJava)
- JAX-RS 2.1 Client API

How to use the new JSON Binding API with Dmitry Kornilov. JSON support is an important part of Java EE. This session provides a deep dive into JSON-P and JSON-B APIs explains how they are connected and can be used together. We will introduce and demonstrate new JSON-P features such as JSON Patch, JSON Pointer, and JSON Merge Patch as well as JSON-B features such as default and customized mapping, adapters, and serializers.

Enterprise Functionality for Mobile Apps with Johan Vos

Today an increasing number of companies and organizations are facing demands from their users (customers, partners, employees, and end-users) to make their enterprise functionality available via mobile apps. While many concepts that are used on the web also apply to mobile apps, the users of those apps typically expect more than just a website. In this session, we will demonstrate how you can reuse your existing investments in enterprise code and infrastructure, and easily add a mobile channel. We will demonstrate how the Oracle Cloud provides a great platform for bridging the gap between your enterprise code and the mobile apps your users are asking for.

Register now for the event in your timezone. These sessions are part of the server-side track. You will also have access to four more tracks including database, mobile, DevOps and full stack tracks.  


          Time to think cooperative   

Cooperative banks are still not allowed in the Banking Act even though some of the world’s biggest financial institutions are cooperatives. Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Kudos to Malta. The country is experiencing above average economic growth and is creating wealth. Investment is steady, tourism is booming and most economic sectors are doing well. It is a time when the country can afford to invest more in infrastructure, education and social welfare. A better economy creates better opportunities. But to whom? And to what extent is the wealth generated reaching everyone? Is everyone drinking from the same, common, proverbial pool of wealth or is wealth being poured from the top and becomes a trickle if it reaches the bottom? We are now talking about making work pay, about a better quality of life, about building a more just society. However, there is a real and present danger: if we do not shift our way of thinking and think outside the box, inequalities will get worse and fighting it will look like Don Quixote having nightmares with his windmills. If we are to achieve a better and just society, we need to think more about tapping potentially powerful resources, coming from, and for, the average person in the street. Generally, the average person’s resources are still being hired, rather than pooled. It’s everyone to his/her own devices and...
          Diving into Spark and Parquet Workloads, by Example   
Topic: In this post you can find a few simple examples illustrating important features of Spark when reading partitioned tables stored in Parquet, in particular with a focus on performance investigations. The main topics covered are:Partition pruningColumn projectionPredicate/filter push-downTools for investigating Parquet metadataTools for measuring Spark metricsMotivations: The combination of Spark and Parquet currently is a […]
          Fox & Friends ignores WSJ report suggesting possible Russia collusion   


Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, completely ignored a Wall Street Journal report about a Republican Party operative who sought former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers and who may have been working with then-Trump senior adviser Michael Flynn.

On June 29, the Journal (which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox News) reported that before the 2016 presidential election, GOP operative Peter Smith “mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers.” Smith “implied that he was working” with Flynn during his “conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him,” according to the report. The FBI has previously said that it could not find definitive proof that Clinton’s server had been hacked.

Media Matters searched SnapStream for “wall,” “street,” and “Flynn” on morning shows of Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN that aired on June 30 and found that Fox & Friends did not mention the story even once. By contrast, CNN’s New Day covered the story in multiple segments, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted the Journal reporter who broke the story to discuss it.

Fox & Friends has repeatedly dismissed the investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and tried to delegitimize the FBI Russia probe, claiming there's "no evidence" of collusion. Their failure to report the story is yet another effort by the hosts to cover for Trump, who regularly watches and praises the show and has drawn upon it as a source for numerous policy and other ideas.


          Violencia Sexual y de Género, Factores de la Migración de Niños y Adolescentes Centroamericanos   
De entre el 2011 y 2016, en México el número de deportaciones de niños y adolescentes aumentó un 446% Marvin Bautista Tapachula Chis; JUN 30 (interMEDIOS).- El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías en coordinación con la organización estadounidense Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)  presentaron el informe de la investigación “Niñez Interrumpida: Violencia Sexual […]
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          Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?   

Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.

Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."

Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”

Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.

Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!” 

On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."

Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:

Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.

He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018. https://shiva4senate.com/ https://twitter.com/va_shiva.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”

Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.


          Media Matters responds to the latest setback for 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky   

Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone released the following statement after U.K. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced that she was “minded” to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky PLC to the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority on grounds of media plurality:

The government should not approve 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky. It’s alarming that the company’s demonstrated culture of malfeasance and governance deficiencies borne out of Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s commitment to advancing his personal political agenda has not already been sufficient to warrant outright rejection.

The soft touch to which the government is treating Murdoch’s bid is also revealing -- it seems to come in part because of the disproportionate amount of political power and influence that Murdoch wields. As Secretary Bradley accurately notes, this takeover will give Murdoch even more power and influence. That kind of disproportionate control, especially in the hands of an already destructive entity, is not in anyone’s interest except Murdoch’s.

Beware Murdoch’s promises and assurances. As we have noted, he has made an awful lot of them in the past in order to a secure a deal, only to swiftly disregard his word once the deal was finalized.

In mid-June, Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone sent a letter to the U.K.'s chief broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, highlighting a number of recent developments -- all of which concern Fox News -- that are pertinent to Ofcom’s investigation into the potential takeover of Sky PLC by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company.

The recent developments detailed in Media Matters' letter to Ofcom further underscore that Murdoch and his sons fail to satisfy the conditions necessary to acquire British satellite broadcasting company Sky in full and expose dangers that the bid for Sky would pose to the British public and media landscape.

The letter from Carusone follows a March 30 report Media Matters submitted in partnership with global activism group Avaaz to Ofcom that detailed the risks Murdoch’s desired takeover of Sky poses to British broadcasting standards.

Before that, Media Matters and Avaaz submitted a report to Secretary Bradley of the U.K. Department for Culture, Media and Sport that demonstrated that the risk of Foxification is too great to simply rubber-stamp a Murdoch takeover. On March 16, Bradley referred Murdoch's takeover bid to Ofcom for a thorough investigation on the grounds of "media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards." The findings of the Ofcom investigation are due by June 20.

21st Century Fox already owns 39.1 percent of Sky. Murdoch abandoned a previous bid for full ownership in light of an investigation into mass hacking at his U.K.-based newspapers. Following an investigation, a parliamentary report found that Murdoch was “not a fit person” to run a major corporation and that his son James (who at the time ran the parent company of News Of The World and The Sun; he is now the CEO of 21st Century Fox) showed “wilful ignorance” of the industrial-scale hacking. In September of 2016, it was reported that Fox News had engaged in similar tactics, hacking the phone of Media Matters reporter Joe Strupp.


          La comisión fiscalizadora de crímenes del castrismo investiga las denuncias de los tres holguineros en huelga de hambre   
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          Two local biotechs raise $131M in IPOs, but hit choppy waters   
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          FreedomSoft – Preston Ely new Real Estate Investing Software Program   
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          Ingresado por esquizofrenia el hombre que estrelló su coche contra una mezquita en Francia   
Las autoridades siguen investigando un acto que la comunidad musulmana considera islamófobo
          Five Factors In Determining Comps   
Comps are what a real estate agent, an appraiser or a surveyor use to determine the value of a certain property by making use of market analysis. Most real estate investing websites also make use of comps to do their own property value analysis. What happens is that properties with similar characteristics are used to […]
          El PAN considera que el caso de espionaje revela “una penetración y vulnerabilidad infame”   
Ricardo Anaya y Roberto Gil exigen una investigación internacional y piden regular el espionaje
          Kate del Castillo denuncia a México por trato injusto ante la CIDH   
La actriz mexicana reclama que su implicación en la investigación a El Chapo ha dañado su imagen
          (DF) President Radev Outlines Bulgaria's Investment Advantages at Business Forum in Bucharest   
June 29 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev on Thursday presented Bulgaria's investment advantages at a Romanian-Bulgarian business forum attended by over 100 business representatives. Together with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, the Bulgarian head of state reaffirmed the readiness of the institutions in both countries to work for a better connectivity between Bulgaria and Romania in the interest of the people and businesses. Skilled labour, low taxation, the IT boom were outlined as Bulgaria's competitive advantages in Southeastern Europe.
           NAACP seeks federal probe into police killing of black man    
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NAACP is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Indianapolis' police department following the fatal police shooting of an...
           The Latest: Former Trump aide Caputo to testify in probe    
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections (all times local):5:30 p.m.Former Trump campaign official...
           Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data    
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the...
           Texas officer shot while investigating vehicle break-in dies    
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A police officer in San Antonio died Friday of wounds suffered when he and his partner were shot by a man they intended to question about...
          Ericsson Becomes an OpenStack Foundation Platinum Member   
Ericsson increases investment in OpenStack as platform for NFV, edge computing and distributed cloud.
           Fleeting U.S. stock market falls unlikely to derail volatility selling    
By Saqib Iqbal AhmedNEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) - Thursday's sharp drop in U.S. stock prices highlights the risks taken on by investors who continue to bet...
          Protecting clients’ retirement savings from a crash   
One step for clients is to avoid investing the money that they will need within a five-year period.
           Wall St Week Ahead-Investors see overseas equities outshining U.S.    
By Sinead CarewJune 30 (Reuters) - Even though a steady stream of money has flowed out of U.S. stocks into overseas markets, investors expect European and...
          Why smart beta may not be so smart   
Whenever any investing style becomes too popular, future returns are likely to lag.
          Bioscience Entrepreneurs, Investors Connect at Cal State LA for First Look L.A. 2017    
Newswise imageCal State LA hosted some of the region's leading bioscience research institutions at the Los Angeles Venture Association's (LAVA) First Look L.A. 2017
          Are You Destined to Deal? With Goldman Sachs Managing Director Jim Donovan   
Streaming Audio Audio icon 16_10_07_donovan_deals.mp3

James Donovan, Goldman Sachs managing director and adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, talks to UVA Law students about the skills needed to work on corporate transactions as a lawyer or investment banker.


           US charges British Bitcoin dealer with fraud    
US authorities on Friday charged a British businessman with a checkered history with securities fraud for bilking investors in what turned out to be a fake...
          2. Bundesliga (19:46) - 2. Liga: Medien: Ismaik geht gegen 50+1-Regel vor   
Investor Hasan Ismaik vom abgestürzten Traditionsverein 1860 München hat beim Bundeskartellamt in Bonn Beschwerde gegen die 50+1-Regel im deutschen Fußball eingelegt. Das berichtete faz.net am Freitag. Der Jordanier hatte zuletzt ... mehr
           Lawyer: Detective too burned out to probe child abuse cases    
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon detective has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse, behavior his...
          Zoompass Holdings, Inc. (ZPAS: OTC Pink Current) | ZOOMPASS LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 In Zoompass Holdings, Inc. To Contact The Firm   
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          Comment on Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Jack-Up Installation Vessel Preps For U.S. by Robert Echavaria   
Jones Act compliant yes, but what about intellectual property (IP) infringement compliant? Many European and Asian vessel fabricators and OW EPC contractors have US patents on jack up barges and using installation vessels to construct wind parks. To what extent has this been investigated by Zentech Inc. and Renewables Resources International (RRI) before announcing this design? As we saw in the UK when Enercon sued Siemens, A2SEA, and DONG over patent infringement liabilities on turbine control (Storm Control ramp down past cut out), the project developers and EPC contractors share in the liability because there isn’t full contractual indemnification on IP in the TSA or other agreements. The Enercon lawsuit threatened $5.3B in projects including operations at London Array and delayed start of construction on Westermost Rough and Gunfleet Sands. Research has shown there is approximately $2.2B in direct damages for patent infringement liabilities and over $74B in indirect losses (lost production, construction delays, alternative construction solutions, licenses in the IP rights) resulting from this matter, but still without any institutional process for dealing with it.
           U.S. regulator files fraud charges in Bitcoin, office space investment schemes    
WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday said it filed fraud charges against the founder of a purported...
          Surge in tech stocks leads market higher in first half of year   

Stock investors already have enjoyed welcome fireworks this year with an especially big pop in major technology shares.

As Wall Street closed the books on the first half of the year — ahead of what for many will be a four-day July 4 break — the market was sitting on substantial gains, with tech...


          INVESTMENT HOME - NO RESERVE - 1705 ELMWOOD, KANSAS CITY, MO - Kansas City MO - Monday July 3rd, 2017 - United Country Kansas City Auction and Realty   
Online Auction - Kansas City MO - Monday July 3rd, 2017 - United Country Kansas City Auction and Realty | This auction is for one investment house being sold in an Unreserved Online Only Auction The Housing Authority of Kansas City Missouri has ordered this house to be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price Bidding starts at only 100 and bidding will close on July 28th at 3 00pm CST This is an excellent time to name your price on an investmetn house in Kansas Ctiy MO
          Eigentümer sehen weiter Klärungsbedarf   
Es läuft keineswegs so einträchtig auf dem Gelände des Nordsee-Ferienparks in Schillig, wie sich Investor Stefan Thomas und Bürgermeister Björn ...
          Look at possible conflicts of interest in Trump team's OneWest Bank probes, 2 Democrats urge   

Two House Democrats want Congress to look into possible conflicts of interest in the Trump administration’s handling of investigations into Pasadena’s OneWest Bank — a bank formerly headed by now-Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and Al Green (D-Texas) said...


          Comment on Tips for Being a Craft Fair Vendor by Eric   
Yeah, where was this post when I first started - lol! Your list, I can vouch, is fairly complete from my experiences over the past 1-1/2 years doing comic book conventions and craft shows. What we've invested in beyond your list is a hand truck and a 10'x10' festival tent. The hand truck is a must have as it helps transport stuff (especially heavy stuff) with ease and the tent is great for outdoor events. Also when you get change before the show make sure you have the type you expect to be handing out. I know, sounds stupid, but it took us a show or two to realize all we needed were $10 bills...and yeah the square reader's a MUST. Half our sales are cash and the other half is credit cards. Also, pack the night before - not the morning you'll be leaving as you'll be in a rush to get out the door and will forget something (again something I learned after a few shows). A really great site for craft shows, etc is www.fairsandfestivals.net.
          Don't Entirely Trust the Car Dealer? Go to Cars.com Before You Purchase!    
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



When it's time to buy a new (or used!) car, you want to have your facts straight. Once you've narrowed it down to the few choices you like and might want to test drive (or perhaps you can use it as a tool to be able to narrow it down), head on over to Cars.com and access their written and video reviews to get the good, bad and in-between from people who have actually driven them.




Utilizing this tool not only helps save time, but it also can provide you with information that is important to you that you might not have thought of ahead of time. Don't trust the car salesman entirely? Believe me, I understand, and while I know they make their living by selling, which I totally get, that also can mean they have their own best interest at heart (making a sale) over yours (getting the best price for a car you will love). Prime example, when I got my new car, I was 'puppy-dogged' by the salesman as one of my grown sons told me, and given a car to drive home for the night that looked like the one I wanted, but really was the next upgraded version of it, and a lot more expensive. Though that same son went in with me and got me the real car I wanted, for a much better price than I would have gotten it for sure, I wish just the same that I had researched the two versions of the car on Cars.com before purchasing, and maybe even a different, similar car or two as well.

Why do I say that? Well, for starters I wanted to get the most 'bare bones' version of the car that I could, thinking in terms of money, of course. One thing I opted for was manual windows (I didn't even know they made them anymore!). I thought, 'meh, no big deal, so I have to roll my window up and down myself. It'll be worth it in the long run.' Okay, after owning the car for a bit now, I've found that paying extra for the power windows might have been a better choice. Florida gets hot, and I neglected to take into consideration that if I wanted to roll down the windows while driving, that reaching the passenger side in the front would be difficult while moving, and reaching the rear windows, would be impossible. That leaves one window I can control while driving. Not convenient. And so I run the air constantly while in the car. Not something I always want to do, but it is what it is, and it's definitely better than roasting (which you would do if only one window was open).


On a video review of Cars.com it's highly likely that would have been discussed or that during the review itself, it would have dawned on me. I am a visual learner, and seeing things happening on the screen give me more aha moments than just reading or thinking about one avenue of a purchase (in my case, bottom line price). Don't get me wrong, I love my car and am grateful to have it, I just wish I'd have done a bit more research on what would be a more perfect fit for us, before I'd signed on that dotted line.

The Jetta can't match the Civic's ample front cabin storage, offering a just-adequate device tray and a small center console bin. -Cars.com

That's just one small example of how Cars.com can be of assistance to you. In addition to the Videos & Review feature, you also get genuine (not at all sugar-coated) reviews of the cars you might be interested in buying. For example, when researching the Volkswagon Jetta it compares it in some areas to a similar type of vehicle, the Honda Civic. That's a gem to me, because when I know the type of car I want, understanding the differences between the ones I like is a big deal when it comes to investing time to test drive, and ultimately make a purchase. Cars.com reviews the big things (like engine and performance) all the way down to the smaller but still important things, like console space.

Future Vehicle Goal. I love this truck!
This is a great feature too, because it may introduce to you a similar car or truck you had not yet considered but could end up loving. For me, the reviews on the  F-150 (a beauty of a truck in its own right) led to me reading reviews on the Nissan Titan. I wouldn't have thought to read the latter if not perusing Cars.com. Now I know that the Titan has a lot of features I really do love, and have put it as a direct contender to the Ford I was originally researching. The improvements made with the latest model are intriguing to say the least.


PLUS there are pictures galore!!! I know when I'm looking online before going to the dealer, that the more pictures I can see of the vehicle, both of the interior and exterior, the better. The Kia Sorento is a good looking SUV, but the photos showing the cargo size leave me a bit weary. We like to travel and we need space for our suitcases, and whatever else it is we might be bringing along. Not to mention we need room for people. The Ford Explorer with it's extra seating and ample storage space in the back looks like it might be a better choice for us.


If you're looking to buy, or will be soon, or you'd simply like to see what's being said about the make and model of car you're driving, Cars.com is the place to go. I've never seen a more comprehensive, completely unbiased site. It's now tagged in my favorites and will be my go-to site I'm sure, for may years to come.


Ready to learn more? Head on over to the website and take a peek for yourself. You can also follow them on Facebook, G+Twitter and/or YouTube. You can also search social media with the hastag: #CarsCom


          «Dr. Doom» om aksjemarkedet: – Det kommer til å ende ekstremt ille   
Investeringsanalytiker Marc Faber spår at aksjemarkedet vil rase 40 prosent eller mer, og at markedet vil endres drastisk fra slik vi kjenner det i dag.
          Israela s ex-PM Ehud Olmert granted early release from prison   

The parole board of Israel's Prison Service on Thursday granted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release from his 27-month corruption sentence, in perhaps the final chapter of a stunning fall from grace that forced him from office amid the last serious round of peace talks with the Palestinians. Israel's Justice Ministry had objected to Olmert's early release after asking police last week to investigate whether he committed a "criminal offense" when his lawyer was caught leaving the prison with a chapter of his unpublished book that contained "sensitive security issues."


          Comment on Giving the finger by millennials, guppys in a shark tank   
And while your focus is on the one hand, the other is stealing you blind. I'll bet you watch the collusion investigations everyday also. If that is all you are watching, you're missing all the important stuff. But what else can we expect.
           UK urges Russia to continue investigation into Nemtsov murder    
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it wanted Russia to continue investigating the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, saying the...
          Comment on Investigación de Medios by The Midway Gallery   
Your posts provide a clear, concise description of the issues.
          Such a Grandma   
I'm watching CNN with my cat while eating Halloween candy ...so basically  I'm  80 and 5 at the same time. With that self revelation, I realize that I have no justification for the things that I'm into these days. 

What's on my radar this month:
The clerk at Sports Basement was ringing me up and sporting this super adorable Cupcake Beanie. I didn't know if it was crazy hat day at SB or maybe just getting in the mood for Halloween, but her awesome hat style made my day and I'm considering the small investment!

Ok, maybe it would look cuter on my niece.


Cutest cupcake beanie

Taylor Swift's new CD came out yesterday and is it weird that I was so excited?  She also has cute Keds at Nordies that would be perfect to sport the Nantucket Kennedy style that I'm always into.





Taylor Swift's Keds at Nordies


Lastly, I was super excited to find PJ Salvage's cupcake robe at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago. I was even more excited to see that Rachel was wearing it on Glee in the season premiere last month! Quite the cosmic connection if I do say so:)

PJ Salvage cozy cupcake robe


          Poplar Bluff, MO Income Producing Real Estate Auction - Poplar Bluff MO - Wednesday June 7th, 2017 - United Country Birdsong Auction and Real Estate Group, LLC   
Online Auction - Poplar Bluff MO - Wednesday June 7th, 2017 - United Country Birdsong Auction and Real Estate Group, LLC | Fully Leased Clean Duplex Located 111 Mint Lane Poplar Bluff MO This is an exceptionally clean fully leased income producing duplex located just off the Highway 67 Bypass 2 Miles South of Poplar Bluff MO Online Only Auction Excellent Investment Opportunity Broker Participation Welcome
           Safety board: Mariners need better tropical storm forecasts    
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Mariners need better tropical weather forecasts, according to federal safety investigators examining the sinking of the cargo ship...
          One Stop CRM Shopping Fails Manufacturers and Distributors   

One Stop CRM Shopping Fails Manufacturers and Distributors

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/24/2007 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation, "Today's industrial sales environment is characterized by intense competition, strategic sourcing contracts, online auctions, customer pressure for self-service, and the ongoing debate over fee-based services. To thrive in this environment, industrial distributors and manufacturers need more than leading technology or efficient warehouses to achieve long-term growth."

Leading industrial organizations are looking outside their four walls to their customers for growth ideas. By leveraging the voice of the customer, these organizations achieve a competitive advantage in redefining sales and marketing, the all-important customer-facing portion of their operations.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers sell more, more effectively, Commence Corporation has developed this compendium of more than 40 smart practices in industrial selling, culled from interviews with leading executives within high-growth companies, and building on a comprehensive review of published perspectives on smart industrial selling.

Entitled "Smart Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results", this compendium focuses on the three key elements of a successful industrial sales effort: marketing strategy, sales management, and sales optimization through technology.

To learn more about industrial CRM for manufacturers and distributors interested organizations are directed to http://www.commence.com/MDCRM.asp, which offer a wealth of information about the subject as well as the ability to request the guide.

Commence Corporation knows that the information technology investments of sales departments are often wasted due to failed implementations. This study focuses on the keys to successful industrial selling, all of which can be enhanced with proper application of technology. Based on extensive experience, Commence Corporation believes that the only path to success is to first develop consistent marketing and sales processes, then utilize these processes in a disciplined manner reinforced by dynamic training and carried forward through effective coaching.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-11648.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader   

Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Investigan las Gafas infrarrojas para que podamos ver a oscuras   

Hasta ahora, el equipo de Neshev ha demostrado la capacidad de los nanocristales en convertir en espectro visible ondas infrarrojas de alta intensidad generadas por un láser. Los resultados fueron presentados en el Australian Institute of Physics Congress en Brisbane, Australia, la semana pasada. No obstante, ver en la oscuridad y a distancia un objeto…

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          Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled   

Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


           Russia's Polyus returns to London, UK investors take half of share offer    
By Polina Devitt and Diana AsonovaMOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) - Russia's largest gold producer, Polyus sold $879 million worth of shares in Moscow and ...
          Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer   

Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer Relationship Management

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

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

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

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

STEP I: Needs Analysis

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

STEP II: Project Planning

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

STEP III: Implementation

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

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

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

STEP V: Deployment & Training

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM via the STEP System   

Industrial CRM via the STEP System

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

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

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

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

STEP I: Needs Analysis

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

STEP II: Project Planning

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

STEP III: Implementation

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

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

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

STEP V: Deployment & Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STEP I: Needs Analysis

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

STEP II: Project Planning

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

STEP III: Implementation

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

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

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

STEP V: Deployment & Training

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

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

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

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Larry Caretsky
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Commence
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          Will Comey’s Russia Testimony Lead To Trump’s Impeachment?   

For anyone who’s been following the investigation into the Trump Administration’s alleged collusion with Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, you know there’s ...

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          Allanaron el supuesto hotel porteño de Cristina, que funcionaría para lavar dinero   
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La expresidente Cristina Fernández.
 
La Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria allanó el hotel Waldorf para secuestrar los libros de registro de huéspedes del establecimiento luego de que la diputada Margarita Stolbizer atribuyera el inmueble a Cristina Fernández y denunciara que el lugar funciona como una pantalla para lavar dinero.
 
En su presentación, la legisladora del GEN sostuvo que la familiar Kirchner usó a Osvaldo Sanfelice para comprar el Waldorf sin que su nombre figurara y así utilizar el inmueble "como fachada para diversas operaciones de dinero".
 
En otro escrito que acercó a Comodoro Py, Stolbizer y su abogada Silvina Martinez aportaron elementos que a su juicio podrían revelar una de las vías mediante las cuales "se canalizaban el pago de las coimas a funcionarios públicos por parte de la firma Constructora Norberto Odebrecht S.A". 
 
En concreto, Stolbizer detectó que los asientos del libro IVA Ventas del hotel dan cuenta de habitaciones que comenzaron a ser facturadas a la constructora brasileña luego de que Sanfelice adquiriera el inmueble en 2009.
 
Por pedido del fiscal Federico Delgado, titular de la Fiscalía Federal Nº 6, el juez Sebastián Casanello autorizó el allanamiento del hotel, ubicado en Paraguay 450. Actuó en el operativo la Unidad Operacional Control del Narcotráfico y Delito Complejo de la Unidad Regional I Este de la Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria.
 
Stolbizer señaló que a partir de 2012 los pagos realizados por Odebrecht aumentaron considerablemente. Hay períodos en los que el hotel emitió una factura diaria durante meses enteros a la firma brasileña. Esto ocurrió en julio y agosto de 2012; también en mayo, junio y septiembre de 2014. Si se suma la facturación del hotel de Sanfelice, supera la capacidad del establecimiento.
 
Además, la legisladora destacó que el patrimonio de Sanfelice creció en forma injustificada a partir de su vínculo con la familia Kirchner. En este sentido, en 2007 declaró bienes por 1.265.837 pesos. En 2008 los duplicó, al llevarlos a 3.245.081 pesos. Y en 2009 compró el Hotel Waldorf por 6.335.000 pesos, casi el doble de su patrimonio declarado.
 
El Waldorf tuvo un ejercicio negativo en 2009. Pero en 2010 el saldo positivo ascendió a 879 mil pesos. Ya en 2012 ganó un millón de pesos. Según los balances, la facturación creció de manera sostenida. Fueron cuatro millones y medio de pesos en 2009, más de 6 millones de pesos en 2010, casi 8 millones de pesos en 2011 y casi 9 millones de pesos durante 2013.
 
El del miércoles fue el segundo operativo que se llevó a cabo en el hotel atribuido a la ex presidente. 
 
Semanas atrás, personal de la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) encabezó un operativo en busca de "documentación respaldatoria" para la investigación de "la emisión de facturas truchas y elementos que respalden la teoría de la evasión".
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Tras la denuncia de la diputada Margarita Stolbizer y el pedido del fiscal Federico Delgado, el juez Sebastián Casanello autorizó el allanamiento del hotel Waldorf para secuestrar registros de huéspedes del inmueble que habría sido utilizado por los Kirchner "como fachada para diversas operaciones de dinero", entre ellas "el pago de coimas por parte de Odebrecht".
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Enviado: 
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Allanaron el supuesto hotel porteño de Cristina, que funcionaría para lavar dinero
Marcar como "Tema del día": 
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Marcar como "Ahora": 
Marcar como "Destacada redonda": 
Marcar como "Nota Destacada": 
Marcar como "Destacada en su Sección": 
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          Comment on U.S. Military Sees Future in Neuromorphic Computing by OranjeeGeneral   
IBM can do crap, they demonstrated a 5nm manufacture protype but they have nowhere near a production ready commercial 5nm process they don't even have a commercial FAB at all anymore. They might license parts of the process to GF and that's it. But until GF gets to actually implement it and run at production level it is going to be at least till 2021-2. Besides the current IBM TrueNorth prototype performs absolutely abysmal on state of the art DNN if you actually start investigating its usage. What they are right though is ASIC is the future especially for the cloud and HPC. And you don't need to be on a bleeding edge for getting a good ROI you can go to an old/mature/cheap process node and still gain. Read this interesting paper to get an idea what I am talking about "Moonwalk: NRE Optimization in ASIC Clouds"
          Immigrants apply for Chanceless Asylum to commit Crimes   
The Telegraaf daily has requested from the police all documents concerning the arrest of migrants. The request was based on a law which makes this possible. The paper has been supplied with thousands of pages. Part of the migrants from countries which are considered safe apply for asylum knowing that there is hardly any chance of it being granted. While their application is investigated they commit crimes using the asylum-seeker centers as a base for that. The paper writes that the number of such crimes is always far bigger than what the police reports.



          Re: Stumptown Comics Fest   
The comic shouldn't have been drawn "for nerds" or whatever dumb stereotype Stumptowns audience is perceived to be limited to. Considering this show hasn't had as much outward promotion (it seems to me) as in past years this was a prime attempt to get the word out to as many people as possible... preferably a large number of non-comics readers. This does the opposite and its one of the biggest pieces of media that non comics people/ the general portland population is going to see.

There are a LOT of people who work very hard through-out the year to come to this show (and others like) it to help make rent and food money. This isn't just a club meeting or a giant portland comics scene pat on the back... for some this show is a boost to their livelihood. It's their jobs... some spend real money and real time to invest in making the products they sell and in getting to attend. I don't think its out of bounds for many of them to want that to not be perceived as a just a gross joke or reduced to a stereotype in front of the largest potential audience they might have. Self depreciating humor is one thing... this doesn't have that. Its just dumb.
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           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...
          Three new luxury SUVs to land in South Africa this year   

Although general vehicle sales in South Africa are at an all-time low, the SUV has maintained a steady rate of sale. We investigate why and take a look at three new SUVs that’ll hit the SA market this year.

The post Three new luxury SUVs to land in South Africa this year appeared first on The South African.


           Philippine top cop says police try to save lives of drugs war victims    
MANILA, June 30 (Reuters) - The Philippines' police chief on Friday stood by anti-narcotics officers and rejected a Reuters investigation that pointed to a...
           Oil weakness and investor nerves send Britain's FTSE 100 to first quarterly loss in a year    
By Kit Rees and Helen ReidLONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Heavy losses on Friday sent Britain's top share index to its widest monthly loss since September...
          Apartamento Guilhermina em PRAIA GRANDE   
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          Digital Developers Fund Announces Fundraising via Initial Coin...   

An investment of $100 in Bitcoins in 2010 would be worth over $70m today. Crypto currency, or “Digital Money” may just turn out to be one of the best performing investments in history.

(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14466297.htm


          TruWest® Credit Union Promotes Short-term, High-rate Savings...   

Limited-Time Offer of 1.65 APY1 for 7-Month Investment

(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14473626.htm


          Ir trečias bandymas parduoti Tauragės „Ereliuką“ – nesėkmingas   

Neįvyko ir trečiasis buvusio Tauragės lopšelio-darželio „Ereliukas“ pastato pardavimo aukcionas. Savivaldybės Plėtros, investicijų ir turto valdymo skyrius „Tauragės kurjeriui“ patvirtino, kad aukcione neužsiregistravo nė vienas dalyvis.
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           Weapons watchdog finds sarin used in deadly attack in Syria    
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - An investigation by the international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4...
          Chicago Police, Feds Team Up On New Effort To Curb Violence   

Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at “epidemic proportions.” Trump’s remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago. State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that “we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago.” Trump tweeted Friday morning that “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.” In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to “send in the Feds.” Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help. “Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving,” Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said “the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested.” In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes. Trump’s latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” said the Justice Department is “sending in additional gun investigators” to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney’s office to prosecute gun cases aggressively. “The police have been demoralized in many ways,” he said. “In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago’s public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals.” Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders. Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them. The Justice Department said that’s because Chicago was already […]

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          Sessions Hopes Russia Probe Ends ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’   

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a vote of confidence Friday to former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, but he also said he hoped the investigation could “move forward and come to an end sooner rather than later.” The attorney general’s comments during a “Fox & Friends” interview were his most expansive to date on the Justice Department’s appointment last month of Mueller to run the investigation. “Mr. Mueller is someone I’ve known a long time, and I’ve had confidence in him over the years,” said Sessions, an Alabama Republican who served for years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel that oversees the FBI. Those remarks stand in contrast to a drumbeat of Republican criticism of the special counsel’s investigation, including from President Donald Trump, who on the same show last week contended that Mueller was “very, very good friends” with fired FBI director James Comey and characterized that relationship as “very bothersome.” Republicans have also raised conflict-of-interest concerns by noting that some lawyers on Mueller’s investigative team have previously contributed to Democratic candidates, though federal law and department policy does not permit the special counsel to take into consideration the political affiliations of a potential hire. Sessions said he was hopeful the investigation would conclude sooner than later, a point White House staff has repeatedly made, and he did suggest that questions about the composition of Mueller’s staff could be fair game. “We expect integrity from every person involved in this investigation. Mr. Mueller is entitled, lawfully, I guess, at this point, to hire who he desires,” Sessions said, “but I think he should look for people who have strength and credibility by all people.” Mueller was appointed FBI director by Republican President George W. Bush and held the position for 12 years. (AP)

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          US Blacklists China Bank, Revving Up Pressure Over NKorea   

The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China’s diplomatic efforts. The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank of Dandong a “primary money-laundering concern,” proposing to sever it entirely from the U.S. financial system, pending a 60-day review period. Although Trump’s treasury secretary said the move didn’t target China, it comes a week after the president lamented that China’s promise to help with North Korea “has not worked out.” Calls to Bank of Dandong rang unanswered on Friday. Beijing, however, criticized Washington’s action, saying that unilateral sanctions outside the U.N. Security Council were inappropriate. “We also firmly oppose any individual country to exercise long-arm jurisdiction under its own domestic law,” said Lu Kang, spokesman for China’s foreign ministry. Lu added that Beijing will investigate possible wrongdoings by Chinese individuals and entities under Chinese laws. Trump had been leaning on President Xi Jinping to help stop the North’s development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten the U.S. homeland. A main focus of the coordination has been getting China to fully enforce international sanctions intended to starve North Korea of revenue for its nuclear and missile programs. The U.S. action is likely to anger China, which handles about 90 percent of North Korea’s external trade, and whose banks and companies are said to provide Pyongyang access to the U.S.-dominated international financial system. The sanctions bar Americans from doing business with Bank of Dandong, which is based in a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that serves as a gateway for trade with the isolated nation. The U.S. also slapped sanctions Thursday on a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese people that it said have facilitated illegal activities by North Korea. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. still wants to work with Beijing on combating the North Korean threat. “We are in no way targeting China with these actions,” Mnuchin told a White House news briefing. The punitive steps were presaged by a tweet from Trump last week reflecting dissatisfaction with Beijing’s efforts. “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!” Trump tweeted on June 20. The Trump administration may be struggling to maintain international pressure on Pyongyang. The president was to meet for the first time Thursday with South Korea’s new leader, President Moon Jae-in, who has long advocated outreach to North Korea. His predecessor had staunchly backed Trump’s harder line. Mnuchin said the Bank of Dandong has facilitated millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert and former Treasury Department official, described it as a small Chinese bank “sitting at the heart” of trade between North Korea and China. “This is a strong message to Chinese leaders that the Trump administration will act against North Korea’s sanctions evasion in China,” he said. The other targeted Chinese entities are: —Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co., which Treasury accused of transporting 700,000 tons of freight annually, including coal and steel products, […]

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           INVESTMENT FOCUS-Asian tech supplants oil as main fuel for emerging stocks    
By Sujata RaoLONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Not very long ago, a 17 percent oil price fall would have sent emerging market stocks into a tailspin. But this...
          Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Under Federal Investigation   
This DIMocrat in disguise should at the least RESIGN or Trump needs to fire him ASAP. Do you think President Trump below is reason enough? STOP your freaking Tweeting all hours of the morning and start doing what you got … Continue reading
          Push-in robbery on Avenue B was actually a drug deal gone bad: NYPD   

There were multiple media reports earlier this week about a push-in robbery on Avenue B at 13th Street. A man reportedly pushed his way inside an apartment, stabbed the female resident multiple times, and fled with $500.

However, according to the Police Blotter in this week's issue of The Villager, that's not actually what happened.

Police say that the resident, named as Cassidy Helmken, "had made an arrangement for a drug deal — she was apparently buying — but it turned violent."

“It was a drug transaction that went bad,” Captain Vincent Greany, commanding officer of the Ninth Precinct, told The Villager.

A search warrant subsequently turned up a quantity of alleged cocaine and drug paraphernalia at her apartment.

According to police, it was not a home invasion: Helmken apparently willingly opened the door for the suspect.

Police charged Helmken, who reportedly has three prior arrests, with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing.

H/T Steven

Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Avenue B resident stabbed during push-in robbery
          Droit international économique   
Ce précis s'efforce de rendre aussi clair et compréhensible que possible le droit international de l'économie dans ses diverses branches : le commerce des biens et services, le statut économique de l'étranger et de ses biens, l'investissement privé et le financement des échanges qu'il soit le fait d'institutions internationales comme le FMI ou des entreprises multinationales elles-mêmes avec les "euro-marchés".
          Presentation Specialist - Franklin Templeton Investments - Andhra Pradesh   
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           CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls in broad retreat led by financials, resource stocks    
TORONTO, June 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell in morning trade on Friday and was heading for a 1.4 percent decline in June, as investors...
          Make our mental health laws fit for purpose | Letters   
Leading figures involved in the law, mental health and social work call on the government to ensure the detention of people with mental health problems is central to its promised review of current legislation

The increasing use of powers to detain patients with mental health problems is deeply disturbing. Reform of mental health legislation – announced in the Queen’s speech – must ensure respect for people’s rights and dignity. It must also incorporate robust, independent research into why rates of detention are increasing so rapidly and why people from some minority ethnic groups are so disproportionately the subject of detention measures. Too few people are able to access quality treatment and support when and where they need it. The root causes of the current mental health crisis – including societal factors such as poverty, addiction and austerity – must be properly investigated if we are to develop new legislation fit for our times.

The views of mental health service users and patients, their families, professionals and carers alongside a comprehensive assessment of community support and treatment options must be central to a credible review. Mental health underpins national social and economic wellbeing – we are glad the government has committed to giving it the urgent attention it deserves.
Robert Bourns President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Paul Farmer Chief executive, MindMark Winstanley Chief executive, Rethink Mental Illness, Wendy Burn President-elect, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Ruth Allen Chief executive, British Association of Social Workers

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

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

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

Continue reading...
          Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies   
Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of 'Brothers To The Rescue' Planes
Dies

14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2017 — On Wednesday, Brigadier General Eduardo
Delgado Rodriguez died in Havana. He had supervised the intelligence
operations that led to the downing of the Brothers to the Rescue planes
in 1996, and as director of the Miami espionage work of the Wasp
Network, he was in charge of infiltrating five Cuban spies into the
United States. A brief note in the official press reported his death
without specifying the cause.

The notice, which appeared in the Granma newspaper, briefly details his
biography since joining "fight against the Fulgencio Batista regime" up
to his presence as a military man in Nicaraguan territory during the
1980s. It also lists his many decorations.

However, the obituary published in the official organ of the Communist
Party does not mention that Delgado served as head of the General
Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT) for
20 years, a post he ascended to after his performance during the trial
of "Cause No. 1" in 1989.

In that famous proceeding, Major General Arnaldo Ochoa Sánchez and three
other military officers were sentenced to death on charges of drug
trafficking and abuse of power. At that time Delgado had the rank of
colonel and presided over the investigations of the case.

In 1994 he was promoted to brigadier general and from his position as
head of MININT intelligence directed the actions of the Wasp Network.

Delgado was in charge of the operation that compiled the information to
bring down the planes of Brothers to the Rescue on 24 February of 1996.
In 2013 he was replaced as head of Director of Intelligence, and became
director of MINIT's Eliseo Reyes Rodriguez Superior Institute.

At the time of his death, Delgado was retired. His remains were buried
Wednesday afternoon in the Pantheon of the Firefighters of MININT, in
Havana's Colón Cemetery.

Source: Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of 'Brothers To The
Rescue' Planes Dies – Translating Cuba -
http://translatingcuba.com/cuban-general-who-oversaw-the-downing-of-brothers-to-the-rescue-planes-dies/
          Familiares de tres desaparecidos en el hundimiento de una grúa reclaman una nueva investigación   
Familiares de tres desaparecidos en el hundimiento de una grúa reclaman
una nueva investigación
14YMEDIO, La Habana | Junio 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Familiares de tres desaparecidos en el hundimiento de una grúa
reclaman una nueva investigación -
http://www.14ymedio.com/reportajes/Familiares-desaparecidos-hundimiento-reclaman-investigacion_0_2245575426.html
          Indie Author Spotlight: Robert Eggleton   


Hello lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there!


Today tenth installment and feature is Robert Eggleton author of Rarity from the Hollow



 Robert Eggleton




Author's Bio

Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment.



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Rarity from the Hollow

By Robert Eggleton

Genre: Adult Literary Science Fiction

Publication Date: November 3, 2016

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Author Interview


Q. Describe your book in ten words or less.

A. An unlikely savior of the universe -- tragedy, comedy, and satire.


Q. What draws you to this genre.

A. I enjoy reading and writing literary fiction and within most genres. I'm not a big fan of pure escapist novels. I tend to look for the author's hidden metaphors -- meaning behind the superficial and that seems to detract from my enjoyment. So, when I write, my goal is to produce something that will be reflected upon after the last paragraph has been read. I also enjoy reading speculative fiction -- the what if? There are several what ifs in Rarity from the Hollow, but the one that was most fun to write was its political parody. What if some compelling force united extreme capitalism and socialism by a common cause --- saving the universe? While much of the focus of my story was on the prevention of child maltreatment, there are other analogies -- i.e. global warming. Rarity from the Hollow was the first, perhaps the only, science fiction adventure to specifically predict the rise of Donald Trump to political power -- parody with no political advocacy one side or any other. Readers find out how Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, convinced Mr. Rump (Bernie Sanders) to help talk Mr. Prump (Donald Trump) into saving the universe. The allegory includes pressing issues that are being debated today, including illegal immigration and the refuge crisis, an issue that several European commentators have compared to cockroach infestation; extreme capitalism / consumerism vs. domestic spending for social supports; sexual harassment…. Mr. Prump in my story was a projection of Donald Trump based on the TV show, The Apprentice. The counterpart, Mr. Rump, was based on my understanding of positions held by Bernie Sanders as I wrote the story. Part of the negotiations in the story occur in the only high rise on planet Shptiludrp (Shop Until You Drop), a giant shopping mall and the center of economic governance, now more easily identifiable as Trump Tower. The allegory was not addressed by ARC reviewers of the novel because so few people worldwide considered Donald Trump to be a serious political contender until the primary elections in the U.S. The political allegory in the novel is obvious now that Donald Trump has become a household name. In summary, I am drawn to literary speculative fiction because it is so much fun to write.


Q. Where do you get information or ideas for your book?

A. Much of Rarity from the Hollow is more real than not, and based upon over forty years of my experiences working as a children's advocate. I use Google for research, for example, on updated research on prevalence rates or correlates of child abuse. One interesting element of the story pertains to the ET assistance that helped cure Lacy Dawn's parents -- she begins the story as an eleven year old protagonist, a victim of maltreatment. Her father is a war damaged Vet suffering from PTSD, night terrors, and anger outbursts. Several book reviewers have complimented by imagination when writing the medical intervention element of the story. In reality, humans are living in a very exciting time when computerized diagnosis and intervention of mental health concerns is an emerging science. The fantastical means employed by the alien in my story to treat the parents were based on today’s medical reality. I’ve already mentioned that in the beginning of Rarity from the Hollow, Dwayne, the abusive father was a war damaged Vet experiencing anger outbursts and night terrors. The mother was a downtrodden victim of domestic violence who had lost hope of ever getting her G.E.D. or driver's license, or of protecting her daughter. Diagnosis and treatment of these concerns affecting the parents, as representative of many similarly situated, was based on emerging technologies presented at the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum: https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/ . Yes, in real life, like in my story, patients have been hooked up to computer technology for medial diagnosis and treatment. Additional exciting research was presented at that Forum and may one day may revolutionize psychiatric treatment. Most relevant to my story were: (1) smart brain prosthetics, wireless devises being tested for potential to relieve depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder…neural engineering to manipulate brain signals; (2) sophisticated imaging systems that are minimally invasive to brain circuitry for diagnosis (3) and, healing the brain with neuromodulation and electroceuticals to treat depression and schizophrenia. http://hitconsultant.net/2015/04/30/tech-revolutionize-neurological-psychiatric-care/


Q. How do you select the names of your characters?

A. Typically, I pick names that fit a culture for stories. While I love fantasy, I've found long and unusual first names for characters annoying, thereby sometimes leading to head hopping as I've read the stories. I try to avoid this practice. For example, I recently read a short story involving sisters with unusual but very similar first names. I kept getting the characters mixed up, complicated by their similar voices. The subculture for Rarity from the Hollow is Appalachian, a place where the use of first and middle names is common when addressing the individual, such as Billy Bob, or Robert Thomas. Lacy Dawn was addressed by her first and middle name in the story as a show of love and respect, while the other characters were addressed by their first names only as a sign that their parents did not hold their existences in high regard. As a back story, when pregnant, Lacy Dawn's mother realized that she would not be able to give her daughter beautiful things in life, so she decided to give her a very beautiful name at birth.  


Q. List your top 5 favorite authors or books.

A. Gosh, this is an impossible to answer question. I'm a mood reader, so my favorite books at one time may be entirely different than at another time. Right now: Vonnegut’s anger in Breakfast of Champions helped me stay strong as a children’s advocate and as a writer, and how to experiment with my writing style. Watership Down by R. Adams was such a sweet adventure that some of this element just is a necessary ingredient of even the scariest or saddest story. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is probably on a lot of lists of favorite books. If I feel nostalgic, like now, Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins pushed me into the wilder side of writing regardless of censorship with views on religion and other topics. Last, The Color Purple by Alice Walker remains a role model for using colloquialism to reach mainstream readers. 


Q. What book/s are you reading at present?

A. I'm going to have to pass on this question. I'm reading a second novel by an unknown author and am so disappointed that I don't want to name it. I respected her debut novel and expected this one to be even better. It isn't. When this one was posted on a blog for 99¢ I grabbed a Kindle version. Don't misunderstand. I don't subscribe to the Goodreads rating system based on whether I "liked" a novel or not. If I'm considering writing a review of a novel I would never let my personal taste control such an important task -- my likes are irrelevant to whether a book is great or awful -- so are my comfort zones -- irrelevant. So far, this book has holes in the plot, is so mainstream that it could have been written by a computer program, and was poorly edited. There seems to be no message, but I'm hopeful that the author some how pulls it all together in the last third of the novel. I don't need to like a novel to give it a good rating, but I do have to respect it. Did the story fulfill its mission? It this novel does improve you may see my review on Amazon or Goodreads and you will get my answer to your question if you notice. If the novel does not improve, I may just skip writing a review. The impact of reviews can be so powerful that I wouldn't want to influence the behavior of an author who, based on the debut, has potential but released on perhaps prematurely. If this author was well known, making lots of money, I would have no problem blasting this piece of crap that I'm reading.


Q. What's next for you? What are you working on now?

A. I've been stuck in self-promotion mode for so long that I've neglected the next Lacy Dawn Adventure -- Ivy. I've submitted a couple of short stories to magazines recently but no bites. It seems to me that many magazines either stick very close to the Young Adult genre or are so extreme that my writing seems to have a hard time fitting into content. I don't want to change what I write just to achieve publication, so I'm trying to explore other alternatives. I'm working on a satirical essay, and a couple of poems. One of my poems won first place in an international competition last year, so I have a little name recognition because of that. Ivy, full of metaphors and allegory, is the story of an alien invasion of Earth based in an almost forgotten town. I live in West Virginia, the U.S. state with the highest rate of heroin overdose deaths in the nation. My familiarity with what is happening to my neighbors because of addiction prompted me to ask: how far will a child go to save a parent from addiction? I hope to achieve a similar finding when answering this serious question as I did with Rarity from the Hollow: “…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, only instead of the earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Lacy Dawn must…The author has managed to do what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse, and written about them with tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…Eggleton sucks you into the Hollow, dunks you in the creek, rolls you in the mud, and splays you in the sun to dry off. Tucked between the folds of humor are some profound observations on human nature and modern society that you have to read to appreciate…it’s a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.” http://awesomeindies.net/ai-approved-review-of-rarity-from-the-holly-by-robert-eggleton/ I'll let you know when it is released.


Q.  What advice do you have for writers?

A. I don’t feel competent to give advice to other writers, but I will share a little common sense based on my observations of this marketplace. Don’t expect to be discovered overnight like you were Elvis singing on the front stoop of an apartment located in a low-income neighborhood. Before you publish, make sure that your work as been professionally edited, or as close to it as your finances will allow – not by a friend or anybody with whom you have a personal relationship. If published, to the extent possible, prevent generic one line reviews from being posted on Amazon – they always look like they were written by your friends and detract from other reviews that appear more legitimate. Commit to the long haul by keeping in mind that the majority of those entering the world of books stay there briefly and then drop out never to be heard from again. And, last, never buy a book review and don’t invest more than you can afford in anything. I’ve heard of aspiring authors placing themselves and their families at financial risk by becoming over-committed to a book that they had written. Hard work pays off, but working smart has better outcomes.   


Thank You So Much Robert Eggleton For Your Time & Interview.



R. Thank you for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow.




          Release Day Blitz: Talking with the Dead by Shiloh Walker    

Title: Talking With The Dead
Author: Shiloh Walker
Re-Release Date: June 29th 2017
Genre:Contemporary Romance



 

Surrounded by death, a man with a terrible gift reaches for life.


A horrific tragedy blasted open a door in young Michael O’Rourke’s mind—cursing him with the ability to talk with the Dead. Nearly two decades later, Michael has moved from victim to survivor, using his abilities to seek out those who would go unjudged.



With his gift, he talks to those who’ve died violently and seeks out their killers. Only once he’s found the murderer, can the victims be at rest. After his last case, the only thing he wants is peace and he hopes to find it in the small town of Mitchell, Indiana.



But something is horribly wrong—the dead are waiting for him there, as well.



Small town sheriff Daisy Crandall is frustrated. The murder investigation she’s leading is going nowhere, the few leads she’s had haven’t panned out. She needs a break—this case is personal and when a stranger arrives, turning up where he shouldn’t be, she’s suspicious. Finding out that he is more than what he appears to be should shock her but doesn’t. The fact she’s highly attracted to him at the worst possible time is a hindrance.



Unfortunately, teaming up with Michael is the only way.



Now it’s a race against time before the killer destroys the life of his next victim…



This book has been previously published. A prequel to the FBI Psychics series.


**Warning: this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence **


  

Talking with the Dead

**Mnix ~ Amazon Review**

Talking with the Dead is an intriguing quick read with a touch of romance. The main focus of the book revolves around the mystery of the killer with the romance between Michael and Daisy running on the

sidelines. I agonized with Michael in parts of the story, his inner struggles are written flawlessly. Michael and Daisy both have personal struggles to overcome before they can admit to wanting to be with each other. It was refreshing to watch as Michael dealt with his ghosts and finally went after what he wanted, Daisy.


 Talking With The Dead
Text Copyright © 2017 Shiloh Walker
All Rights Reserved

Although Lucas never mentioned it, and neither did Mom, Michael O’Rourke was a disappointment and he knew it.

Lucas, now, Lucas was everything their charlatan mother could ever hope for. She’d taught him well, teaching him how to run scams, how to pick pockets and how to evade cops and social workers. Yeah, she’d taught him well, all right – maybe too well. Lucas was sixteen. Strong. Smart. He wasn’t going to hang around and keep helping his mother run her scams.

She called herself Lavonne, but her birth name was Rachel O’Rourke. Her great gift in life was in the grift. She could run a scam like nothing Michael had ever seen. Evan Lucas couldn’t sucker them in the way Mama could.

But Lucas had gifts, real gifts, the kind Mama liked to pretend she had. He saw things.

The “sight” Mama called it. Ran in her family, she liked to say, although Michael didn’t’ think she had ever seen anything that he couldn’t see with his own two eyes. Lucas once told Mike that their mama couldn’t see a spirit if it bit her on the ass. They’d laughed themselves sick, thinking about it.

Lucas could see, though. He knew things. He had known when it was time to leave New Orleans and he had known when it was time to leave Memphis and he had warned her about going to Nashville. She’d pissed people off there, but Lavonne was stupid. Plain and simple. She was going to do what she wanted to do.



Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid... she fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah... serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, but most all anything romantic. Once upon a time, she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She also writes under the pen name J.C. Daniels.






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Трикратно по-малко, в сравнение със средното ниво за Европейския съюз, е делът на бюджетните разходи от БВП на България за научноизследователска и развойна дейност: investor.bg/.../biudjetnite-razhodi-za-nauchni-izsledvaniia... И тези пу...
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          Y qué pasa si no eres comunista?   
¿Y qué pasa si no eres comunista?
Al parecer los militantes tienes más posibilidades de que la justicia se
haga por ellos
Viernes, junio 30, 2017 | Jorge Ángel Pérez

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Ser comunista en Cuba puede resultar de gran utilidad,
sobre todo cuando se tiene la certeza de que en este país todo comienza
en la política y termina en idéntico lugar. Esa convicción me acompaña
desde siempre, pero en estos días recibí una confirmación abrumadora.
Todo comenzó tras mi regreso de Panamá, país donde hice una estancia de
casi un mes y dónde, debo confesarlo, hice algo de eso que ocupa a cada
cubano que viaja al país del virtuoso canal.

Yo, como tantos paisanos, me preparé un itinerario de compras para los
poquísimos ratos libres, y entré en las tiendas con ansias y con
infinita curiosidad, y me detuve en vidrieras, y hurgué en los muchos
anaqueles, y revisé los precios que advertían las etiquetas de todo lo
que me iba seduciendo. Una y otra pieza me probé, y pensé en mi madre y
en cada una de sus necesidades, y metí la mano en el bolsillo para
comprar sus batas de estar en casa, sus chancletas para el baño, sus
zapatillitas para el diario. Imaginé a mi madre echando a la basura sus
trapos viejos y hasta me contenté creyéndola vestida con decoro.

Y no me sentí abochornado cuando mis paqueticos marcaban ciertas
diferencias con los muchos huéspedes de diversas latitudes que
pernoctaban en el hotel. A ellos nunca los miré cargando esas bolsas de
tiendas baratas con las que entré en algunas ocasiones, y que eran
evidencia de que había tenido una tarde de compras. Me sentí como el más
obstinado "pacotillero", pero fui feliz probándome una camisa, unos
jeans…, y mirándome luego en el enorme espejo de mi habitación. Creo que
fui feliz con cada cosita que fui juntando en la maleta y que luego me
traje hasta Cuba, después de juntar los dólares que precisaban mis
comidas. Mi lema de esos días fue: "Desayuna bien y luego aguanta".

Y qué poco dura la felicidad en la casa del pobre. Llegué a La Habana el
sábado y abracé a mi madre, le mostré cada regalo y fui muy feliz con
sus reacciones, con el brillo de sus ojos, con el gesto de felicidad que
me dejó ver después de que pusiera sus pies tan delicados en los zapatos
nuevos. Muy poco dura la felicidad en la casa del pobre. Esa noche,
después que me dormí, entró un ladrón, aún nadie sabe cómo, y arrasó con
todo. Cada pieza se fue con el degenerado, y mi madre lloró
desconsolada, y yo me contuve para que no me viera triste, pero luego
flaquee y lloramos juntos.

Tuve miedo, y viví una de las peores turbaciones que he sentido en mi
vida, y lloré, lloramos, y entre lágrimas recibimos a la policía, dos
horas después de que yo llamara por teléfono para advertirlos del robo,
y entonces quisieron saber que se habían robado y de mil detalles,
quisieron conocer de mi trabajo, y por qué viajaba, luego se interesaron
en los detalles del robo, en el color de cada pieza perdida, y en sus
precios, y también quisieron saber si sospechaba de alguien. Y más tarde
vendría aquella interrogante que me dejó con la boca abierta. El
investigador quiso saber si yo militaba en las filas del Partido
Comunista de Cuba.

Rotundo dije que no, y con la voz entrecortada quise saber qué aportaba
esa militancia a su investigación. "Es una rutina, una pregunta más".
Así dijo, pero yo no le creí, aunque no me aventuré a hacer ni la más
mínima objeción porque temía que desatara su desprecio y lo hiciera
desatender mi caso. Y finalmente apareció un perro de la brigada canina
que siguiendo un rastro de olor salió a la calle, mientras una mujer
joven quedó en la casa buscando huellas.

Ya pasaron tres días y no supe nada del rumbo que tomaron las
investigaciones. Varias veces he llamado y no consigo ninguna
consolación, tampoco mi madre, a quien descubro llorando a escondidas, y
la dejo suspirar porque qué otra cosa puede hacer una anciana a la que
le robaron sus regalos tan esperados. Así que mi madre llora, y yo dejo
que llore por esos zapatos que solo le duraron unas horas.

Mi madre llora por sus batas de estar en casa, esas que ya no se podrá
poner después del baño, y no quiere que yo me enter, y para colmo, ahora
estoy escribiendo estas líneas en una computadora prestada, porque los
ladrones se llevaron la mía, y me parece irónico que yo tuviera tanto
miedo cuando me la llevé a Panamá, porque creí en la posibilidad de que
a mi regreso a Cuba las autoridades me la secuestraran en el aeropuerto,
como ya ocurrió a algunos cubanos.

Ahora escribo en medio de una tristeza enorme, y con rabia, y lo peor es
que no me asiste ninguna esperanza. No creo que aparezca algo y me
siento más que indefenso; a fin de cuentas yo no soy un militante del
Partido Comunista. Sin dudas en este país tan injusto y politizado viven
unos cuantos ladrones. Quizá es por eso que lloro, y deliro, y hasta
creo en la posibilidad de que alguno de esos perros de la brigada canina
sea capaz de detectar a un ladrón en la piel de un comunista y no se
atreva a denunciar a un "hombre tan ejemplar"… Esta Cuba da ganas de
llorar, y yo no intento contenerme, y lloro, por mis trapos, por mi
madre, por todo, y ojalá que algún lector conserve algo del optimismo
que yo perdí hace tanto tiempo.

Source: ¿Y qué pasa si no eres comunista? CubanetCubanet -
https://www.cubanet.org/opiniones/y-que-pasa-si-no-eres-comunista/
           INSIGHT-Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service    
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          Look at possible conflicts of interest in Trump team's OneWest Bank probes, 2 Democrats urge   

Two House Democrats want Congress to look into possible conflicts of interest in the Trump administration’s handling of investigations into Pasadena’s OneWest Bank — a bank formerly headed by now-Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and Al Green (D-Texas) said...


          No one to be held criminally responsible for death of Niagara County inmate   
The decision comes following an investigation into the death of DeJuan Hunt.
          KeyBank to Provide a Total of $7.3 Million in Financing for Estee Senior Apartments in Upstate NY   

KeyBank’s Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) team will provide a total of $7.3 million in financing to Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to support the new construction of 37 energy efficient affordable housing units for seniors ages 55 or older in Gloversville, NY. Specifically, KeyBank will provide a $2.6 million construction loan and up to $4.7 million in LIHTC equity financing.

“KeyBank values helping clients and communities thrive by providing quality affordable housing in neighborhoods across the country,” said Rob Likes, national manager of KeyBank’s CDLI team. “We are inspired by the opportunity to serve seniors in Gloversville, NY, by partnering with Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to develop new and critical housing options for seniors.”

Estee Senior Apartments will replace a blighted former school building in a central business district. Eight of the 37 units will provide rental assistance to households earning up to 50% AMI; ten units will target households earning up to 50% AMI and 19 units will target households earning up to 60% AMI. Six units will be set aside for elderly and frail individuals or individuals with disabilities who are veterans. The complex will be managed by CRM Rental Management, Inc.

“We are committed to providing all of our neighbors with excellent affordable housing options,” said Davis G. Yohe, executive director of Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. “We are thrilled to bring Estee Senior Apartments to Gloversville through our partnership with KeyBank, and believe it will positively and meaningfully impact the neighborhood.”

Residents with special needs will have access to supportive services through the Resource Center for Independent Living, (RCIL) and Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc. (NABA) and the Fulton County Office for Aging/Youth.

The project is one part of the Gloversville Comprehensive Plan, a significant neighborhood revitalization effort by local government that responds to housing needs among low- to moderate-income families.

“Our team is dedicated to making transformational change in the communities where we live and work,” added Lynne Callis-Wilson, senior relationship manager on KeyBank’s CDLI team who arranged the financing along with Victoria O’Brien. “We are passionate about this work, and committed to seeing through the development of new, green and affordable units here in Gloversville.”

The financing was made possible by an allocation of LIHTCs from New York State Housing and Community Renewal.

About Key Community Development Lending and Investment

KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) helps fulfill Key’s purpose to help clients and communities thrive by financing projects that stabilize and revitalize communities. Experts in complex tax credit lending and investing, Key is one of a handful of affordable housing lenders in the country with a platform that brings together balance sheet, equity, and permanent loan offerings. CDLI has a substantial investment and loan portfolio worth more than $2 billion, 90% of which is Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. For its ability to lend to, invest in, and serve its communities –especially low-to-moderate income communities – KeyBank has earned eight consecutive “Outstanding” ratings on the Community Reinvestment Act exam, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

About Liberty Affordable Housing Inc. (LAH)

LAH is a not-for-profit organization founded in March 2002 to acquire and develop affordable housing primarily for low income seniors and families. In addition to developing affordable housing, LAH has also assumed ownership interest in four additional properties which utilize Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment programs and other federal and state housing programs for low-income persons and families. Since inception, LAH has successfully completed 19 preservation and new construction projects (15 acquisition/rehab and 4 new construction) totaling 2,749 units. Projects range from 33 to 292 units including both family and senior projects.


          Gildan Releases Its 2016 CSR Report    

(Marketwire) Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) has released its 2016 corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSR) report on the Company’s dedicated CSR website genuinegildan.com. The report is aligned with the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, offering a comprehensive online review on the progress of Gildan’s commitments to its people, communities, the environment and products. 

“As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of apparel and socks, we understand that operating responsibly and integrating sustainable solutions drives our success and enables our future growth,” said Glenn Chamandy, President and CEO, Gildan. “Providing good working conditions for our employees, improving the communities where we operate and pursuing continuous improvements to reduce our impacts on future generations is at the foundation of our commitment.”

Making Apparel Better™

As a large scale vertically-integrated manufacturer, Gildan is able to maintain strict control over the conditions under which its products are manufactured. Close to 90% of Gildan’s revenues are derived from products that are manufactured in Company-owned and operated facilities. “Gildan was founded on the vision that owning its factories, investing in technology and pursuing continuous improvements was the best way to operate and to make better products,” said Glenn Chamandy. “Our continued investments in our vertical integration are at the foundation of our business strategy and the key to our ability to positively influence every part of the overall production process including all activities across our four CSR pillars: People, Environment, Community and Product,” he added.

Navigating the road towards Gildan’s 2020 environmental goals

In 2016, Gildan demonstrated good progress towards its 2020 environmental goals which call for a 10% reduction in energy, water, GHG emissions and landfill waste intensity, per kg of product, from owned operations, when compared to the 2015 baseline year.

In 2016, Gildan’s efficiency initiatives resulted in a reduction of its energy intensity by 10% and water intensity by 5%. The Company increased its industrial and domestic recycling programs globally to now recycle or repurpose 86% of total waste. Additionally, the Company powered 32% of its energy needs by renewable resources.

The Company is continuing to integrate manufacturing capacity from recent acquisitions and is firmly committed to meeting its 2020 GHG goal, by pursuing various initiatives including increasing its use of renewable resources such as biomass. The Company has a number of projects in research and development that hold promise to help meet its 2020 goals, and propel it along the next phase of its environmental journey.

Investments in Local Communities

As part of its commitment to Making Apparel BetterTM, Gildan has contributed close to $2 million towards projects in local communities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America in 2016. Some of these projects include:

  • The construction of a new infant ward for the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in Honduras which provides care and services to more than 3,000 infants annually. The newly expanded ward will not only reduce overcrowding at the hospital, but also help to lower mortality rates.

  • A partnership with World Vision Honduras for the “Building Safe and Healthy Environments for Children” program. In addition, Gildan made a commitment with the Ministry of Education to fully sponsor renovation projects for 10 schools in the Sula Valley, improving the school conditions for approximately 4,000 children.

  • Over 450 scholarships awarded to Gildan employees and community members to attend professional and vocational schools in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.

  • Relief to communities in need due to several weather-related disasters that created difficult situations for residents:

    • Gildan donated to UNICEF and Americares for the relief efforts in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew, as well as provided food and water kits to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
    • During the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfires, the Company donated clothing items, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, underwear and socks to the over 88,000 evacuees. 
    • Gildan responded to the call for basic necessities for the families displaced by the Louisiana, USA floods, with the distribution of products including t-shirts, socks and underwear though the St. Vincent of Paul Society.

Recognition and Awards

In recognition of Gildan’s efforts to distinguish itself in the apparel industry through its CSR efforts, Gildan was again included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for the fourth consecutive year.  The Company remains the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group listed in the DJSI World Index. 

In Latin America, Gildan was recognized with a Distintivo ESR 2016 award for the first time, presented by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (Aliarse).  This award is presented to companies that are considered leaders in their corporate social responsibility efforts.   

Contacts:
Investor inquiries:
Sophie Argiriou
Vice President, Investor Communications
(514) 343-8815
sargiriou@gildan.com

Media inquiries:
Garry Bell
Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
(514) 744-8600
gbell@gildan.com
www.gildancorp.com


          New Research Highlights Strategies to Drive Industry Cluster Growth   

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) released a new report providing actionable insights for city leaders looking to leverage their area’s competitive industries to build stronger urban economies. 

Clusters represent interrelated industries in a specific geography—think of the Automotive cluster in Detroit or the Oil and Gas cluster in Houston. “While more and more cities are thinking about clusters as a key to their economic development plans, city leaders are not always equipped with the strategies to maximize their impact, including targeted growth in inner cities,” said Kim Zeuli, Director of Research and Senior Vice President, ICIC. “Whether your city is beginning to look at cluster strategies, or hoping to spur the growth of targeted clusters, the report offers important takeaways.” 

The report, Building Strong Clusters for Strong Urban Economies, profiles cluster building efforts in four U.S. cities—San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, and New Orleans—and offers six recommendations for designing high-impact clusters.

The San Diego Regional Innovation Cluster and BioSTL (St. Louis) cases offer important strategies for creating successful cluster initiatives. They are spurring growth in the Advanced Defense Technology and Biosciences clusters, respectively. The Chicago Regional Growth Initiative and ProsperityNOLA (New Orleans) cases point to important lessons for creating sustainable cluster-oriented economic development plans, whether within a metropolitan region or city. 

The report’s insights were informed by cluster theory and practice, and an in-depth analysis of cluster strategies across the U.S. Recommendations include choosing the right cluster(s), identifying appropriate cluster interventions, being flexible about geography, ensuring leadership has relevant industry expertise, establishing strong public-private partnerships, and identifying a sustainable business model.

The new report was announced by JPMorgan Chase and ICIC on Wednesday in St. Louis at an event hosted by BioSTL. The event, the GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit, represents a key cluster-building activity of BioSTL’s international attraction initiative, bringing together some of St. Louis’ top hospitals, companies, and investors and a delegation of 14 leading digital health companies from Israel and Ireland looking to set up U.S. headquarters in St. Louis. “BioSTL is proud to earn this distinction for helping to orchestrate a successful bioscience cluster built upon St. Louis’ strengths in medical and plant science,” said Donn Rubin, President and CEO of BioSTL. “It didn’t happen overnight. Our deliberate approach over the past 15 years has put in place the people, ideas, capital, and infrastructure to create a vibrant cluster to spur economic growth. To be recognized by JPMorgan Chase and ICIC as the model bioscience cluster for other U.S. cities is a privilege for the St. Louis region.” 

This research was made possible by JPMorgan Chase & Co. through its Small Business Forward initiative, a $75 million, multi-year global effort to connect underserved small businesses to experts and critical resources that help them grow faster, create jobs and strengthen local economies.

The full report can be found online at http://icic.org.

About the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

ICIC is a national, nonprofit research and advisory organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to drive economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. More information about ICIC is available at www.icic.org.


          Марин Ле Пен предъявлены обвинения по делу о фиктивных рабочих местах    

Правоохранительные органы Франции начали официальное следствие по делу лидера правой партии «Национальный фронт» Марин Ле Пен. Ее обвиняют в «злоупотреблении доверием» и незаконном расходовании средств Европарламента, сообщает Euronews.

По данным агентства, в начале 2017 года французская полиция обыскала штаб-квартиру «Национального фронта» в Париже и допросила телохранителя Ле Пен Тьерри Лежье и главу канцелярии Катрин Гризье, которые получали зарплату как помощники депутата Европарламента (Марин Ле Пен занимает в нем кресло с 2004 года), однако, по мнению правоохранительных органов, были оформлены на эти должности незаконно.

Сама Ле Пен тогда отказалась прийти на допрос, сославшись на депутатский иммунитет и назвав расследование попыткой помешать ей на выборах президента Франции.

Процедура лишения Марин Ле Пен депутатской неприкосновенности была запущена в конце апреля по просьбе французских следователей, которые заподозрили сотрудников партии в растрате средств ЕП. 15 июня Европарламент окончательно лишил Марин Ле Пен депутатского иммунитета.

На состоявшихся в мае 2017 года выборах президента Ле Пен потерпела поражение, проиграв лидеру партии «Вперед!» Эмманюэлю Макрону. В июне 2017 года она впервые была выбрана в Национальное собрание Франции.


           Rangers face investigation after fans launch paper balls    
Rangers face an investigation by UEFA after a section of their support launched balls of paper on to the field during Thursday’s game with Progres Niederkorn.
          Chimpancés son más fuertes que seres humanos, según estudio   
Un estudio estadounidense informó este viernes que los chimpancés poseen una fortaleza mucho mayor que la de un ser humano. Según el estudio dirigido por el investigador Matthew C. O’Neill de la Universidad de Arizona, en Estados Unidos, la estructura de los músculos de los chimpancés son de mayor proporción a la de los seres humanos, […]
          Trump’s voter fraud task force wants personal information of Colorado voters   
A new task force created by President Donald Trump to investigate voter fraud has asked Colorado’s secretary of state to turn over personal information about the […]
          Imputaron al ministro Caputo por endeudar al país durante 100 años   
El fiscal federal Juan Pedro Zoni imputó hoy al ministro de Finanzas por la emisión de un bono a cien años que podría haber implicado “conductas delictivas en perjuicio de la Administracion Publica Nacional”. En su escrito, Zoni le pide al juez federal Ariel Lijo que abra la causa para investigar la operatoria y realizar […]
          When Scribes Don’t Pay Off   
Since scribes first hit the scene, there’s been a lot of debate about the benefits of having them in place, as well as what duties they should handle.
Critics have suggested that using scribes only sidesteps the need to look at larger industry issues. On the other hand, some physicians have found scribe support to be a big relief. Many have reported that scribes have reduced their paperwork and reestablished their face-to-face connection with patients.
Those happy doctors include Peter Leavitt, primary care physician with Bend, OR-based St. Charles Family Care. Dr. Leavitt told a local newspaper that using the scribe cut the two hours per day he spent entering notes into the EMR by 40 percent.
But Leavitt won’t have scribes available much longer. St. Charles Health System, the PCP practice’s parent organization, has decided to drop scribe support for primary care offices on July 1st. The health system said that the $480,000 it invested in scribes didn’t produce enough benefits to justify the expense.
Starting in spring of last year, St. Charles has gradually brought a total of 20 scribes on board.  In an effort to test out their impact, the system brought scribes to only four of the clinics.
St. Charles hoped that rollout within the primary care practices would boost physician morale, increase patient throughput and give ...Read more
          Do not love me so much (Friday 30th June)   
The Episode starts with Nivedita telling the foreign investigating team that she has proof which will give clear picture. She shows the forensic report and says Neil has confessed that their marriage is a contract marriage. She says they were acting and lying now. She says they hate each other. She says Ragini left him because of his anger 18 years now, but she is supporting him now because of her children. She plays the audio clip and it turns out to be Golmaal song audio. Nivedita says it might be some confusion and says audio clip was with her.
          Investigan accidente de tráfico mortal que implica a Venus Williams   
Las autoridades de Florida, Estados Unidos, investigan un accidente de tránsito en el que está involucrada la tenista Venus Williams y que ocasionó la muerte del copiloto del vehículo que colisionó con el todocamino SUV de la deportista. El accidente ocurrió el pasado 9 de junio en Palm Beach Gardens, a 128 kilómetros al norte […]
          Awesome Foundation on CCTV America   
Over the weekend, CCTV America aired an interview featuring me and my Awesome Foundation colleagues Christina Xu and Jesse Chan-Norris. We talked about investing in inspiration and building international philanthropic networks to further the cause of awesome in the universe. Watch the full interview below:
          6/30/2017: NEWS: Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash   

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.— Tennis star Venus Williams caused a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle, according to a police report released Thursday. Palm Beach Gardens police say witnesses told investigators...
          Greenway Collins: Investment Funds Associate | Legal Counsel | Sophisticated Multi-Strat Fund | London   
Excellent: Greenway Collins: Investment Funds Associate | Legal Counsel | Sophisticated Multi-Strat Fund | London Our client is very highly regarded and prestigious investment ... London (Central), London (Greater)
          Young-Money-Blog: Warum junge Menschen in Aktien investieren sollten   
Junge Menschen halten Aktien für Teufelszeug und wollen mit der Börse nichts zu tun haben. Dabei können auch Berufseinsteiger mit Aktien ordentliche Renditen erzielen.
          6/30/2017: NEWS: YouTube shooting stunt kills Minnesota man   

Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time convincing his girlfriend to shoot a gun at his chest. There would be a thick encyclopedia book between...
          Infosys-investee firm Cloudyn acquired by Microsoft   
Cloudyn gives enterprise customers tools to identify, measure and analyse consumption, enable accountability and forecast future cloud spending.
          Kate del Castillo demanda al Estado Mexicano   

LOS ÁNGELES. Los abogados de la actriz mexicana Kate del Castillo han radicado hoy una demanda de investigación “por la vulneración de sus Derechos Humanos” por parte del gobierno mexicano, tras su encuentro con Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán.

La protagonista de la serie Ingobernable apelará a la Comisión Interamericana de los Derechos Humanos para indicar que el fiscal general de México filtró información sobre una investigación que debería ser secreta con fines políticos, arruinando su vida pública y generando una persecución mediática.

“Me ha afectado muchísimo. Se me han quitado varios contratos, no he podido trabajar como yo quisiera. Obviamente por el escarnio público a mi persona pues la gente piensa que tal vez soy culpable por todos los cargos que se me dieron”, indicó la actriz El abogado de Kate del Castillo, Federico Mery Sanson, junto con un segundo letrado entregó a la corte dos cajas llenas de documentos para demostrar la relación entre el Gobierno de México y las filtraciones.


          Social Worker, Child Protection - Hennepin County - Hennepin County, MN   
Investigation CPSWs conduct investigations/assessments of alleged maltreatment. Intake, Investigations, Case Management, and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)... $50,477 - $83,402 a year
From Hennepin County - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:55:58 GMT - View all Hennepin County, MN jobs
          Environmental Scientist, Senior - Hennepin County - Hennepin County, MN   
Environmental site assessments, petroleum release investigations, and cleanup. Knowledge of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's voluntary investigation and... $52,150 - $82,561 a year
From Hennepin County - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:47:09 GMT - View all Hennepin County, MN jobs
          Human Resources Manager - Koehler & Dramm Wholesale Florist - Minneapolis, MN   
Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations. Human Resource Manager *Reports To:....
From Indeed - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:29:18 GMT - View all Minneapolis, MN jobs
          SIU - Fraud Investigator - UCare - Minneapolis, MN   
Experience working in an SIU or performing healthcare fraud investigations. One year of experience performing investigations, preferably in fraud or healthcare....
From UCare - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:51:28 GMT - View all Minneapolis, MN jobs
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: Great Canadian biz quiz, Part 4   

Leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday, Star columnist David Olive tests your knowledge of the country’s industrial history. 1. Prior to investors in Calgary-based Bre-X Minerals Ltd. losing about $6 billion with the 1997 collapse of the company in one...
          SIU -Fraud Investigator Senior - UCare - Minneapolis, MN   
Experience performing complex investigation oversight. Five years of experience performing health care fraud investigations or experience performing other types...
From UCare - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:51:27 GMT - View all Minneapolis, MN jobs
          Complaints, Appeals, and Grievances Specialist - UCare - Minneapolis, MN   
Upon receipt, will facilitate investigation, communication with manager, medical director and/or pharmacist and complete within required timeline....
From UCare - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:43:30 GMT - View all Minneapolis, MN jobs
          Senior Portfolio Analyst - CoBank - Minneapolis, MN   
At CoBank, the Senior Portfolio Analyst prepares, analyses and conducts credit investigations of routine and more complex credits in accordance with prescribed...
From CoBank - Tue, 16 May 2017 10:37:12 GMT - View all Minneapolis, MN jobs
          Buca di Beppo Delivery Driver - Buca di Beppo St. Paul - Saint Paul, MN   
Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation. Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning...
From Earl Enterprises - Wed, 10 May 2017 08:18:55 GMT - View all Saint Paul, MN jobs
          CPP Investment Board to buy Houston office REIT for billion   
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          Campus Representative - Part-Time (EV) - The Princeton Review - Saint Paul, MN   
Possesses strong organization, investigation and communication skills. As The Princeton Review’s Campus Representative, you will be the vital link between your...
From The Princeton Review - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:49:36 GMT - View all Saint Paul, MN jobs
          Retail Customer Service Associate - FedEx Office - Saint Paul, MN   
All offers of employment made by FedEx Office are contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and a pre-employment drug screen...
From FedEx Office - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:15:07 GMT - View all Saint Paul, MN jobs
          Buca di Beppo Delivery Driver - Buca di Beppo Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN   
Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation. Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning...
From Earl Enterprises - Wed, 10 May 2017 08:18:54 GMT - View all Minneapolis, MN jobs
          PT Security Officer Guard - American Security - Eagan, MN   
American Security &amp; Investigations offers you an exciting, stable and interesting career, with an opportunity for advancement. PT Security Officer Guard....
From American Security - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:14:25 GMT - View all Eagan, MN jobs
          FT Security Officer Guard - American Security - Eagan, MN   
American Security &amp; Investigations offers you a solid, stable and interesting career, with an opportunity for advancement. FT Security Officer Guard....
From American Security - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:14:20 GMT - View all Eagan, MN jobs
          Safety, Health and Environmental Manager - Praxair - Inver Grove, MN   
Support all accident/incident investigation, reporting and facilitation of Root Cause Analysis. We are currently seeking a Safety, Health and Environmental...
From Praxair - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 05:01:35 GMT - View all Inver Grove, MN jobs
          Community Health Assistant - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN   
It provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and related areas, in one of the largest Academic Health...
From University of Minnesota - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:40:26 GMT - View all Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN jobs
          Research Professional 3 - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN   
It provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and related areas, in one of the largest Academic Health...
From University of Minnesota - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:39:09 GMT - View all Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN jobs
          Design Assurance Technician II - Spectranetics - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN   
Assist in investigation of customer complaints and product analysis as a part of complaint handling. Are you an innovative Quality Assurance driver with a...
From Spectranetics - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:54:34 GMT - View all Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN jobs
          Assistant Child Care Teacher - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN   
Curriculum planning of investigations, projects and activities begins with what the children know, introduction to materials, exploration, strategies, and their...
From University of Minnesota - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 03:35:46 GMT - View all Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN jobs
          San Antonio police officer shot while investigating vehicle break-in dies   

A police officer in San Antonio died Friday of wounds suffered when he and his partner were shot by a man they intended to question about a vehicle break-in, police said.

Officer Miguel Moreno, a nine-year veteran of the police force, was shot in the head during the encounter Thursday. The gunman...


          Bonjour Mr et Mme, Vous etre a la recherche d'un sur Brownies à l'avocat et découverte de l'avocat Hass du Pérou   
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Vous etre a la recherche d'un prêt d'argent urgent vous etre rejettez pas plusieur banque ou pas des faux prêteurs plus de soucis a ceux faire la solution est juste a votre coté. Je suis Mme Jessica HOUPER?, je dispose d’un capital qui servira à octroyer des prêts particulier à court et long terme a toute personnes dans le besoin d'un pret allant de 1000€ à 10.000.000€ à toute personne sérieuse voulant de ce prêt. 3% a 5% d’intérêt selon la somme prêté car étant particulier je ne veux pas violer la loi sur l’usure. Vous pouvez rembourser sur 3 à 25 ans maximum selon la somme prêté. c’est à vous de voir pour les mensualités. Je ne demande qu’une reconnaissance de dette certifiée manuscrite et aussi quelques pièces à fournir. Vous êtes fiché interdit bancaire et vous n’avez pas la faveur des banques, ou mieux vous avez un projet et besoin de financement, un mauvais dossier de crédit ou besoin d’argent pour payer des factures, fonds à investir sur les entreprises. Alors si vous avez besoin de crédit n’hésitez pas à me contacter pour en savoir plus sur mes conditions. Veuillez me contacter directement par Email: jessicahouper@gmail.com Nb: personnes non serieux s’abstenir Bien Cordialement
          6/30/2017: GREATER TORONTO AREA: Police watchdog sees uptick in cases   
Ontario’s police watchdog saw a slight increase in the number of cases it opened and the number of officers it charged with crimes in 2016, according to its annual report released Thursday. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which probes...
          Bonjour Vous souhaitez bénéficier d'un prêt sur Brownies à l'avocat et découverte de l'avocat Hass du Pérou   
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          Bonjour Mr et Mme, Vous etre a la recherche d'un sur Poireaux vinaigrette à la clémentine   
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          Bonjour Vous souhaitez bénéficier d'un prêt sur Poireaux vinaigrette à la clémentine   
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Vous souhaitez bénéficier d'un prêt d'investissement, ou d'offrir une nouvelle maison, changer de voiture, pour étudier ou vous équiper d'appareils. Hélas, vous êtes au chômage ou vous êtes soumis à une interdiction de banque, personne ne peut vous donner un coup de pouce financier. Cependant, nous sommes une institution financière disponible pour accorder des crédits à un leader individuel ou professionnel sérieux ou honnête. Votre priorité dans notre situation est fiable et rapide. Nous vous enverrons par la suite , toute les informations complémentaires et les conditions d'obtentions du prêt. La qualité et la fiabilité de service de notre institution vous aidera à décider du prêt personnel qui vous convient tout discrétion. Pour plus d'informations, nous sommes à votre disposition: jessicahouper@gmail.com Collaboration authentique
          Comment on Emerging Investigators Series: Yu (Frank) Yang by Hada   
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          VKEKK pristato 2016 m. energetikos bei geriamojo vandens tiekimo ir nuotekų tvarkymo sektorių apžvalgą   
Valstybinė kainų ir energetikos kontrolės komisija (VKEKK) pristato 2016 m. energetikos bei geriamojo vandens tiekimo ir nuotekų tvarkymo sektorių apžvalgą (atsisiųskite), kurioje apžvelgia svarbiausias tendencijas sektoriuose: pajamų, kainų, vartotojų skaičiaus pokyčius, atliktas investicijas. Pagrindiniai 2016 m. rodikliai: PajamosElektros energetikos sektoriaus (gamyba, perdavimas, skirstymas, tiekimas) bendros pajamos 2016 m. sudarė 923,2 mln. Eur ir, palyginti su […]
          Olympios ends 'Bachelor in Paradise' investigation   

Corinne Olympios says she wants to move on from the "Bachelor in Paradise" scandal that prompted producers to suspend production of the show earlier this month. The former "Bachelor" star released a statement on Thursday stating that she is satisfied with her legal team's investigation of an incident that involved her and fellow "Bachelor in Paradise" contestant DeMario Jackson.


          Investor: 'Pharma Bro' reported too-good-to-be-true returns   

An investor who put $300,000 into one of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's health care industry hedge fund testified Thursday that he reported eye-popping returns before abruptly shutting down the fund and ducking her demands to get her money back.

Prosecutors say the account shows Sarah Hassan was...


          Förderbank KfW will Gründer stärken   
Frankfurt. Die bundeseigene Förderbank KfW gründet eine neue Beteiligungsgesellschaft, um Gründer in Deutschland besser mit Wagniskapital zu versorgen. Die Gesellschaft werde Mitte 2018 den Betrieb aufnehmen, teilte die KfW am Freitag in Frankfurt mit. Sie solle bestehende Förderinstrumente bündeln sowie Wachstumsfirmen in den kommenden zehn Jahren zwei Milliarden Euro bereitstellen. Die Tochter werde sich auf Investitionen in Wagniskapital-Fonds konzentrieren, die sich an Start-ups beteiligen oder ihnen Kredite geben, hieß es.In der Wachstumsphase fehlten Gründern der Bank zufolge jährlich 500 bis 600 Millionen Euro. Der Mangel an Wagniskapital gilt als Grund, warum deutsche Start-ups der Konkurrenz hinterherhinken.
          Deutschland fordert Strafe wegen Giftgas   
Berlin/Den Haag. Die Bundesregierung hat den UN-Sicherheitsrat aufgefordert, die Verantwortlichen für den nun bestätigten Giftgas-Angriff im syrischen Chan Scheichun zur Rechenschaft zu ziehen. Es sei jetzt wichtig, die Schuldigen für diesen Angriff mit dem Nervenkampfstoff Sarin schnell zu identifizieren und zur Verantwortung zu ziehen, sagte der Sprecher des Auswärtigen Amtes, Martin Schäfer, am Freitag.Die Bundesregierung erwarte auch von Russland und China die Bereitschaft, Sorge dafür zu tragen, dass die Verantwortlichen - wenn diese eines Tages zweifelsfrei feststehen sollten - "auf eine angemessene Art und Weise" zur Rechenschaft gezogen würden. Alle Indizien deuten laut Schäfer darauf hin, dass das syrische Regime von Präsident Baschar al-Assad die Verantwortung für den Einsatz trägt. Sollte sich dies am Ende der Ermittlungen bewahrheiten, wäre dies "ein eklatanter Verstoß gegen das Chemiewaffen-Abkommen", sagte der Sprecher. Der Sicherheitsrat habe die Möglichkeit, "wenn eine Gefahr für Frieden und Sicherheit festgestellt ist", Sanktionen gegen Einzelpersonen zu ergreifen, aber auch gegen ein "politisches Regime".Das Investigativ-Team der Organisation für ein Verbot der Chemiewaffen (OPCW) hatte zuvor den Einsatz des verbotenen Giftgases Sarin in der syrischen Ortschaft bestätigt.Das habe die Untersuchung von internationalen Experten ergeben, teilte die Organisation am Freitag in Den Haag mit. Beim Angriff am 4. April waren etwa 90 Menschen getötet und Hunderte verletzt worden. Das OPCW-Team werde nun mit der Ermittlung der Schuldigen beginnen.
          European Investment Bank Confirms €247m for Private Enterprise Financing in Ethiopia   
[Addis Standard] The financing is the 'largest ever' by EIB and it will be managed by the state bank, Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE)
          한국의 대마불사, 재벌   
※이 글은 Conflouence Investment Management에 기재된 Thomas. K. Wash의 「South Korea’s Too Big to Fail」을 번역한 글입니다. 지난 3월 10일 박근혜가 대한민국 대통령 지위에서 쫓겨났다. 그녀의 축출은 비선 실세들이 스캔들로 기소된 후에 이어진 것이다. 한국 경제를 지배하고 있는 가족 소유 다국적 대기업 단체인 재벌들로부터 뇌물을 요구한 것이 박근혜 등의 혐의다. 이 스캔들에 앞서 박근혜가 소속된 […]
          Conference Discusses Disease Outbreak Addressing Mechanism   
[Ethiopian Herald] A conference aimed at eliminating malaria from Ethiopia through the investigation of disease outbreaks held here Tuesday.
          FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS in audiobook   
You are not supposed to read this book. You are not supposed to think about reading this book. In fact, just plain thinking at all is unacceptable. You have been warned...

From hilarious to horrifying to dangerously insightful, a selection of stories that must not be told, for they slaughter the sacred cows of our age. Do you dare read them?

Stories by Nick Cole, John C. Wright, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brad R. Torgersen, Vox Day and more, with non-fiction articles by Tom Kratman and Larry Correia, with a foreword by Milo Yiannopoulos.

10 hours and 18 minutes. Narrated by Jon Mollison.

Excerpt from "The Amazon Gambit" by Vox Day from FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS.

Lieutenant Colonel Max Kruger stood at attention and saluted as General Markham, SUBCONCOM, debarked from the flyer with the ease of a man four decades younger and strode across the landing pad towards him.

“At ease, Colonel,” the general ordered. “Good to see you. Now, come with me, we’ve got a lot to discuss before the press conference.”

The general had four centims on him and was walking quickly, so Kruger had to lengthen his stride in order to keep up with the taller man.

“The Grkese signed the contract?”

“They did indeed,” the general confirmed. “And the Duke himself selected you as the contract CO, Max.”

“Honored,” Kruger murmured, as expected. And it was true, he did feel honored, although he wasn’t exactly surprised. Of the various officers in the Rhysalani Armed Forces qualified to command low-tech forces, he not only possessed the best record with regards to successfully completed contracts, but he had beaten Col. Thompson, his closest rival, rather soundly at the Duke’s Command Challenge last year. “I presume it will be 3rd Battalion?”

The 3rd Battalion of the Ducal Marines specialized in low-tech combat, particularly combat below TL10. Kruger had served with them on two previous deployments, both of which had taken place on Dom Sevru. The men of 3rd Battalion were trained to be able to fight with everything from swords and shields to plasma cannon and sub-atomic armor.

“No,” the general replied, to his surprise, as they entered the elevator that would bring them down to the heart of the airbase command center. “The Lord General suggested that this would be the ideal opportunity to show the subsector what the 11th Special Battalion can do. And the Duke concurred.”

Kruger couldn’t hide his astonishment. Or his dismay. He looked at his superior in disbelief, and while he saw everything from amusement to sympathy in the older man’s eyes, he detected no sign at all that his leg was being pulled.

“Dear God, you’re not joking!”

“Afraid not, Max. The Duke has spent a fortune training and equipping those women for the last five years, and he’s decided that it’s about time to see a return on that investment.”

Kruger didn’t trust himself to speak. The first five or six responses that sprang to mind would have earned him at least a reprimand, if not a court-martial. The next three, if uttered openly by an officer of the Armed Forces, technically amounted to lèse-nobilité and would theoretically merit a firing squad. So he said nothing.

The general grinned nonchalantly and raised an eyebrow. He knew damn well what Kruger was thinking. “He’s not wrong, Max. Their negotiators were so impressed that they paid triple our usual rate. Half up front.”

“They did? Why the hell would they do that?”

“Well, as I understand the sales pitch, our highly trained female soldiers have proven to be much better communicators than their male counterparts, and as a result they are considerably less inclined to needlessly break things and kill people. In this particular case, the estimated savings in infrastructure damage when taking and occupying the primary objective alone is expected to more than make up for the increased cost of the contract.”

“Assuming we can complete it. What’s the tech level again?”

“Seven.”

This time, Kruger couldn’t restrain an oath. The general raised an eyebrow, then slapped Kruger on his oak-leafed shoulders as they approached a door with a pair of Ducal Marines on either side.

“Try to keep it clean for the cameras, Max. If you don’t know what to say, just smile and declare that you’ve got every confidence in the troops. Do your best to sell it. God knows we’ve all had to tell a few humdingers in our day. Your record speaks for itself, so let it do the talking. Now, you’ve got an hour to review the contract and meet with the battalion’s officers before the press conference, so I suggest you hop to it.”

“Yessir,” Kruger said morosely. “Any chance I can get out of this, General?”

“None at all, Max. None at all.”
          â€˜Stolen’ luxury cars confiscated   
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) confiscated two luxury cars reported as having been stolen from Britain, at a port in Thailand on Friday. One of the vehicles is a white Nissan GT, while the other is a Mercedes-Benz GL.
          Original Disneyland map sold for $708K at auction   
The illustrated rendering of Walt Disney’s vision was what sold the wild theme park dream to investors in 1953, Curbed reports.
          NBA's David Robinson: From professional sports to venture capitalism   
Former NBA player David Robinson, co-founder of Admiral Capital, discusses his transition into the real estate business and his work in private equity and investment.
          Mejores fondos de inversión de Value Investing    
El Value Investing es la filosofía de inversión seguida por lo mejores gestores del mundo y ha demostrado su capacidad para dar mejores rendimientos que los mercados a largo plazo. Tenemos varias gestoras que aplican única y exclusivamente esta filosofía de inversión y en este post describimos las diferentes gestoras Value, así como sus fondos de inversión.
          (IT) Java Developer   

Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day   Location: Camberley, Surrey   

Java Developer Top Tier Investment Bank Surrey (Camberley) £500- £600 P/D Your new company A top tier investment bank with cutting edge technology hub in Surrey. Your new role Joining the Identity and access Management team you will be responsible for leveraging deep technical knowledge to create technology solutions that address complex technical, architectural and organizational challenges. The identity and access management team is business critical and have achieved significant funding in recent times, for this reason, you can expect to keep busy and have the opportunity to contract long-term. What you'll need to succeed -Extensive Java development experience -Spring, -REST, -Web Services, -JMS -BPMN -Maven -Junit What you'll get in return £500- £600 Per day and the opportunity to work alongside leading technologists building world-class solutions in a leading investment bank. What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If you are yet to update your CV at this stage, please do give me a call for an introductory discussion regardless. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found on our website.
 
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Type: Contract
Location: Camberley, Surrey
Country: UK
Contact: Ben Dale
Advertiser: Hays Specialist Recruitment
Reference: JS-3060168

          (IT) Java Build and Config Engineer - Banking   

Rate: Negotiable   Location: City of London   

Role: Senior Java Build and Config Engineer - Banking Key Essential Skills Java Configuration Build & DevOps Engineer, SDLC, JERA, TeamCity, TDD, MSAzure, Solid background in automated testing. Investment Banking Knowledge of Apache Stack, Flink, Park, Ignite Outline Thebes Group Thebes Group is a leading UK wide IT Infrastructure Technology Consultancy. We are well-known for our extensive talent pool of highly competent IT professionals and exclusive academy Programmes, which provide a great opportunity to undertake technical training in core disciplines. Thebes work with a number of leading vendors, government, financial institutions and insurance companies including investment banks, brokers and hedge funds. To see our list of core capabilities please click here. Essential Experience Configuration/Build Specialist with extensive DevOps Proven Hands on Java skills including related tooling 5+ years' experience in Software programming languages - JavaScript and C++ to run Flink Experience with scalability and setting up/influencing code optimisation. Experience using Cloud based systems Solid understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile Experience working within a Financial Sector Role & Responsibilities Work constructively with other team members to discuss and solve technical problems Communicate effectively with other geographically-dispersed teams across the business unit Work in conjunction with Business representatives to understand and evolve business requirements and come up with pragmatic and supportable designs To analyse, design and build any such projects Manage projects through the full project life cycle Handle projects that deals with rating, billing and finance and in certain cases, complex projects require coordination with external systems Thebes provides IT solutions & services differently from most other IT service providers. As an Assured Outcome Provider (AOP), we have spent fifteen years willingly sharing the client's risk with them by focusing on outputs (ie quality service & solutions and return on investment ROI) rather than inputs (ie pricelists and headcount). We do this by fitting our skills, solutions & capabilities to needs, augmenting our staff with enthusiastic professionals from our Academy Programme and remaining flexible as our clients' needs change. Thebes Group is a leading IT services and technology consultancy based in the city of London and Milton Keynes. Thebes work with a number of leading Vendors, Government, Insurance and Financial Institutions including Investment Banks, Brokers, Hedge Funds. Established in 1992, we are a full service provider that is 100% focused on delivering client value. We design, develop and implement leading technology solutions and resources, which help you, run your businesses better. Thebes - Lead by Passion, Driven by Innovation and Dedicated to Results. Thebes may process any personal information supplied
 
Rate: Negotiable
Type: Contract
Location: City of London
Country: UK
Contact: Thebes Group
Advertiser: Thebes IT Solutions Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-JALJAVA BUILD AND CO

          (IT) WhatsApp ARCHITECT - SIM, IMS MESSAGING APPLICATIONS   

Location: Berkshire   

We have a unique opportunity for a Core Network Architect to work on SIM applications for a major telecoms company based in Berkshire. Must have experience on Voice & Text over Wifi applications like WhatsApp, as well as a deep understanding of SIM integration & standards - UICC/ETSI, Roaming steering, OTA interface etc. Role A passion for design, innovation and continuous improvement Demonstrable ability in critical thinking and problem analysis skills combined with a creative approach to system design. Great stakeholder management and influencing skills to drive our technology business goals and challenge us to do better. Be a great communicator, able to express complex technical concepts in a way that can be easily understood by the intended audience. Experience in technical vendor management Awareness of financial management techniques: investment appraisal, TCO calculation, cost to serve modelling, and CAPEX/OPEX forecasting & control. Expert level knowledge across a range of domains: Voicemail, MMS, RCS, OTA SIM management, Roaming Steering, Device Management, SMSC, IP-SM GW, and IMS messaging solutions (Voice & Text over WiFi). Experience of successful end-to-end messaging service design, delivery, integration and in-life system design ownership within a hybrid circuit-switched and IMS context. A track record of successful messaging project delivery A good understanding of operational support issues associated with messaging services. Expert level understanding of the relevant areas of the following standards: MAP, SIP, SMPP, UCP, MM1-MM7, IMAP, SMTP, Diameter, LDAP, SOAP, CORBA, OMA-DM, OMA-CP, UICC Nice to have: Experience of design & deployment of virtualised telco applications in a cloud environment Wider knowledge of mobile/IMS core systems, and service layer VAS Experience in.nix Scripting and common web-layer programming languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, Java An appreciation of design, development, and configuration of mobile applications, particularly in the integration of messaging apps with core network functions (eg Whatsapp). Project People Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
 
Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire
Country: UK
Contact: Robert Hudson
Advertiser: Project People
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-ARCH-SIM/BERK/ROB

          (IT) Senior Developer (Java, ION) - Front Office   

Rate: £600 - £700 per day   Location: London   

Senior Developer - Java, ION, FIX, Shell, TCL, WebSphere, MQ, Agile, Front Office, Trading. Rate: £600-£700 per day Duration: 6 months Location: City of London Start date: ASAP/1 month This is a great opportunity for an experienced Front Office Java Developer to join a leading Investment Bank based in the City. You will be part of the Front Office Solutions department that providing quantitative technology services. The team collectively provide the requisite level of support to cover all asset classes and technologies. The successful candidate will work with high-performing Front Office technology functions on change projects to upgrade the banks E-commerce trading platforms, integrate new software with existing platforms and prepare the bank for MIFID compliance. Responsibilities Take project ownership for coding, testing and releasing code into a production environment. Integrating a new trading platform with ION, pricing contributions of products to external venues and electronic execution. Ensure that high volume products are routed via STP to internal downstream systems. Develop, test and release software into a Front Office production environment Skills Strong Java, and at least one of ION or FIX (both preferred) Integration experience with ION will be highly regarded Knowledge and experience of source control, continuous integration and agile processes Required: basic knowledge of trade flows and price contributions to E-commerce platforms (eg. Bloomberg) Desirable: strong knowledge of trading platforms, products and front-to-back trade life cycle Desirable: Shell Scripting (eg. TCL or similar), experience with WebSphere and MQ Desirable: Knowledge of banking regulations and regulatory requirements Understanding of financial products and front-to-back processes Experience in development methodologies agile
 
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Tom Ricucci
Advertiser: Empiric Solutions
Email: Tom.Ricucci.24C5A.DC7C5@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP/1 month
Reference: JS

          (IT) Senior Java Build and Config Engineer - Banking   

Rate: Negotiable   Location: City of London   

Key Essential Skills Java Configuration Build & DevOps Engineer, SDLC, JERA, TeamCity, TDD, MSAzure, Solid background in automated testing. Investment Banking Knowledge of Apache Stack, Flink, Park, Ignite Outline Thebes Group Thebes Group is a leading UK wide IT Infrastructure Technology Consultancy. We are well-known for our extensive talent pool of highly competent IT professionals and exclusive academy Programmes, which provide a great opportunity to undertake technical training in core disciplines. Thebes work with a number of leading vendors, government, financial institutions and insurance companies including investment banks, brokers and hedge funds. Essential Experience Configuration/Build Specialist with extensive DevOps Proven Hands on Java skills including related tooling 10+ years' experience in Software programming languages - JavaScript and C++ to run Flink Experience with scalability and setting up/influencing code optimisation. Experience using Cloud based systems Solid understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile Experience working within a Financial Sector Role & Responsibilities Work constructively with other team members to discuss and solve technical problems. Mentoring and coaching Communicate effectively with other geographically-dispersed teams across the business unit Work in conjunction with Business representatives to understand and evolve business requirements and come up with pragmatic and supportable designs To analyse, design and build any such projects Manage projects through the full project life cycle Handle projects that deals with rating, billing and finance and in certain cases, complex projects require coordination with external systems Thebes provides IT solutions & services differently from most other IT service providers. As an Assured Outcome Provider (AOP), we have spent fifteen years willingly sharing the client's risk with them by focusing on outputs (ie quality service & solutions and return on investment ROI) rather than inputs (ie pricelists and headcount). We do this by fitting our skills, solutions & capabilities to needs, augmenting our staff with enthusiastic professionals from our Academy Programme and remaining flexible as our clients' needs change. Thebes Group is a leading IT services and technology consultancy based in the city of London and Milton Keynes. Thebes work with a number of leading Vendors, Government, Insurance and Financial Institutions including Investment Banks, Brokers, Hedge Funds. Established in 1992, we are a full service provider that is 100% focused on delivering client value. We design, develop and implement leading technology solutions and resources, which help you, run your businesses better. Thebes - Lead by Passion, Driven by Innovation and Dedicated to Results. Thebes may process any personal information supplied in relation to your application. By providing your information, you consent to Thebes using
 
Rate: Negotiable
Type: Contract
Location: City of London
Country: UK
Contact: Thebes Group
Advertiser: Thebes IT Solutions Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-JALSENIOR JAVA BUILD

          Business Leaders From China and the UK Meet in London to Discuss...   

Dozens of entrepreneurs from China and the UK convened in London to discuss investment and business opportunities in 2017 China-United Kingdom Entrepreneurs Summit from June 20 to June 26, 2017.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14474724.htm


          Man arrested after investigators find 16,000 Xanax in his mom's home   
A drug bust in one Fort Bend County neighborhood has netted a man who investigators say was a "major" supplier for Katy-area drug dealers.
          (IT) Commodities VB.NET C# Developer - Investment Bank   

Rate: Up to £560 per Day   Location: London   

Commodities VB.NET C# Developer - Investment Bank Development experience is in VB.NET C#/ideally with SQL server Java/Oracle good to have, but looking for a developer who doesn't mind mixing within C#, Java, SQL. Jack of all trades! Business knowledge in Finance would be good, and Commodities Derivatives knowledge highly desirable.VB.NET/C# essential Java a very nice to have, and the willingness to be prepared to mix things up a bit on the development side.University degree in any quantitative discipline (math, computer science, engineering).To develop and support a Legacy platform project will last 18 24 months. The successful candidate will join the Commodities Derivatives development team, working within the Energy Trading development and support sub-team. Team provides liquidity and market-making services across commodity markets to a large and diversified base of clients worldwide. Products include Base and Precious Metals, Oil, European and North American Power and Natural Gas, Coal, Emissions and Agricultural Commodities. The business works in close partnership with CIT in order to scale up system architecture, advance trading functionality, integrate new business areas, implement new models and improve post-trade processes. Candidate must also be, oganised and delivery-focused, with attention to detail Articulate in their verbal and written communication with all types of project stakeholders: colleagues, users, management, etc. Be accountable, ie taking full ownership of their allocated tasks Adlam Consulting operates as an Employment Agency & an Employment Business
 
Rate: Up to £560 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Adlam Consulting
Advertiser: Adlam Consulting Ltd
Email: Adlam.Consulting.51DC8.E2434@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSADL02736

          (IT) Web UI Developer - Javascript JAVA Angular React backbone ECMA Agile - Investment Bank   

Rate: £600 - £650 per Day   Location: London   

Web UI Developer - Javascript JAVA Angular React backbone ECMA Agile - Investment Bank A talented Web UI and Java developer to join a small agile team for an interesting project within a Top Tier Investment Bank. You must have a good knowledge and understanding of modern JavaScript development, Java development, UI design, a keen eye for detail, a strong focus on automated testing and a relentless drive for simplicity. The team is small, has a large degree of autonomy, a large degree of self-discipline and are focused on delivering working software. Project tech stack is Server Side Java, REST, ElasticSearch, Angular, HTML5/CSS, Selenium/Webdriver and the typical modern development/automation tools. Experience of the entire development life cycle within Java projects from architecture through to maintenance. Experience on High performance Java development and the Java framework and its interoperability mechanisms. Multi-threaded approaches and practical experience in profiling and optimising highly concurrent codebases. Experience of delivering high performance, low latency systems. Knowledge of programming best practices, design patterns etc Ability to deliver quality code using test driven development and agile practises. Provide simple solutions to complex problems. You do not need to come from an investment banking background, but you need to be passionate about development, and able to work with a large degree of autonomy, when required. Role: The role will involve working as part of a small agile team, working closely with other IT teams as well as the Front Office and other stakeholders. The Java Developer will be expected to be flexible working on solutions across all impacting areas, creating new services as well as maintaining and enhancing existing services.. This role involves development of leading edge solutions across the department. The role involves providing 3rd level support, liaising either with the support team or with the business directly. Adlam Consulting operates as an Employment Agency & an Employment Business
 
Rate: £600 - £650 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Adlam Consulting Ltd
Advertiser: Adlam Consulting Ltd
Email: Adlam.Consulting.EE8C4.A5193@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSADL02712

          (IT) UI Developer (HTML, Angular)   

Location: London   

Purpose of the job The FX eDistribution team is a key part of the wider eFX department and is responsible for visual channels and their supporting technology. Based in London & China the team maintains and extends a suite of HTML5 and Java-based eCommerce applications used both internally by FX Sales and externally by the banks Customers. The successful candidate undertaking this role will join the team as a senior developer and will work with other team-members to design, develop, test and release the various HTML5 and Java (Server Side). Main Duties (Please describe the role that the Candidate will be undertaking within the team) As a senior developer, the successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties with a high level of competence: Liaise with nominated business stakeholders when required to ensure that business requirements are fully understood before commencing design and development Work with other team members and liaise with nominated business stakeholders when required to ensure that business requirements are fully understood before commencing design and development. Fully browser test any implemented solutions in advance of User Acceptance Testing Forward thinking for other devices and required accessibility. Draw-up detailed technical designs for components in response to business requirements and high-level technical architecture Implement best-of-breed technical solutions based on agreed technical design, adopting industry standard development patterns and methodologies (including continuous integration and automated unit and integration testing) Fully test implemented solutions in advance of User Acceptance Testing Assist (when required) with the deployment of components to development and test environments Developers in our team are expected to own the end to end delivery of software from analysis through to release to production and support. We work in small iterative cycles and typically release software weekly to production. Everyone in our team releases code to production, everyone in our team raises production change requests, everyone in our team does production support. Everyone. Participate in intra-day and overnight Support. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE Demonstrable experience of Continuous Delivery software development methods, including TDD and automated testing (including non-functional testing). HTML, Javascript, CSS knowledge is essential for this role The successful candidate is likely to have worked with these technologies as a minimum : Angular, ES6, React, Webpack, gulp, grunt, less Experience of working in unix environments is essential. Experience of REST services is advantageous.NON TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE How to write Technical documentation How to liaise effectively with users - in this role this will be with sales, traders and quants. BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE Experience of working in a Front Office environment in an investment bank is advantageous Experience of working in the FX domain is
 
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Phil Quigley
Advertiser: Resource Solutions - HSBC
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-UI.PQ

          Former StarKist Tuna Exec Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing   
The U.S. government began investigating price fixing of canned tuna between StarKist, Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea more than two years ago.
          The child by Barton, Fiona, author.   
"The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense. As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections
          Comentário sobre Pólipos intestinais: quando e como prosseguir a investigação por Marcelo de Castro Lima   
Bom artigo. Direto e sucinto.
          CCB – Chase Wealth Management - Financial Advisor - Bakersfield, CA - JPMorgan Chase - Bakersfield, CA   
As a Financial Advisor, you will acquire and deepen relationships with clients through comprehensive needs based marketing and promotion of Investment products...
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          Parkway Inc. to be acquired in $1.2B deal   
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plans to acquire Houston-based real estate investment trust Parkway Inc. (NYSE: PKY) for $1.2 billion, the companies announced June 30. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017 and has to be approved by Parkway shareholders. TPG Capital and its affiliates, which own a combined 9.8 percent of Parkway’s outstanding stock, agreed to vote in favor of the deal. Parkway shareholders will receive $23.05 per share, consisting of $19.05 per share…