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          Alexio - Tumba La Casa ft. Daddy, Nicky Jam, Arcangel, Ñengo Flow, Zion, Farruko, De la Ghetto   

Letra y acordes de Tumba La Casa

(Letra y música de Alexio, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Arcangel, Ñengo Flow, Zion, Farruko, De la Ghetto)

FA#m                                  DO#7
Tú tienes un booty mami demasiao ridículo
FA#m               DO#7
otro capítulo, róbate el espectáculo
FA#m              DO#7   FA#m           DO#7
esas chapas tan gigantes, imagina to' eso alante
FA#m                              DO#7
alerta de terremoto con eso sacude el building
FA#m                         DO#7
mucho likes y cuando lo sube el G-string
FA#m                             DO#7
una abusadora que está solida
FA#m                                  DO#7
y dale un ñaqui a eso baby amerita.
(This Is The Remix!)

                                 FA#m          DO#7
Quiero que tumbes la casa mami
                 FA#m
diciendote ma', yo quiero sentir tu cuerpo
   DO#7                                 FA#m      DO#7
cuando te pegas, tú me tienes loco mami
                    FA#m                                  DO#7
no puedo mentir, tengo que decir, lo voy a admitir
                                FA#m
estoy buscando una mujer,
           DO#7        FA#m
como tú que lo haga bien
               DO#7         FA#m 
lo que me pides eso te daré
                            DO#7
pero antes de meternos en eso
   FA#m                                  DO#7
aguantemos el proceso y empecemos en esto.

FA#m              DO#7   FA#m              DO#7
Tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                          DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
FA#m                             DO#7
que con ese booty tú puedes
FA#m              DO#7 FA#m                 DO#7
tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                         DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
            FA#m       DO#7
y ese abdomen, también puedes.

                                 FA#m                    DO#7
Barbero tírame los selfies, que estoy bien suelti'
                  FA#m                               DO#7
camino en el aire, por culpa de las perqui'
                           FA#m                        DO#7
la combi bien freshbeach, se mueden los puerquis'
                    FA#m                        DO#7
las nenas nos ven y se mojan como jet ski
                FA#m                        DO#7
oh lara marcy, andamos sin persi'
                               FA#m                 DO#7
aunque me veas con Jordan, goleo como Messi
                FA#m                    DO#7
tumba la casi' con mi chapi fácil
                FA#m             DO#7
ya paré la foto, parecen paparazzi
                     FA#m           DO#7
refuercen la columna, se van de una
               FA#m                     DO#7
que ya pusimos el GPS para la luna
                    FA#m                       DO#7
tiraron por los celus, por las redes y los scanners
FA#m                                 DO#7
que partí en el remix, le pasamos en chipijamel.

                         FA#m                     DO#7
Ese booty de platino, no lo hizo ningún joyero
FA#m                                  DO#7
Que tumba la casa y Puerto Rico entero
FA#m                               DO#7
tú no te lo comes si eres un pesetero
           FA#m                      DO#7
ella le gustan los gangster, capos y killeros
FA#m                         DO#7
adicta al sonido de fuletes y motoras
      FA#m                                 DO#7
y parece que le mete al gym las 24 horas (nice)
FA#m                           DO#7
tú no tienes nada de sencilla
             FA#m                         DO#7
pero pierdes la finura con alcohol y una pastilla
FA#m                            DO#7
dale al guaro, prende un gallo
FA#m                 DO#7
como si estuviéramos a medallo,
FA#m                   DO#7
ponte luci' dale al tuci'
                    FA#m                       DO#7
con par de amigas, tu y yo en la piscina o en el jacuzzi.
(La Bruja!)

         FA#m                         DO#7
La bebota no respeta rangos, ni bota
               FA#m                       DO#7
al que se ponga dulcesito le baja la nota
FA#m                          DO#7
pelota, a ella le dicen el problema
            FA#m                       DO#7
estaba sola y ahora le hicimos remix al tema
          FA#m           DO#7
que la vua', esa chiquita peli black
      FA#m                   DO#7
nalgona sin hacerle squats
                                 FA#m                 DO#7
ya no es el indio, es la flecha, tiene de to' no está hecha
         FA#m                             DO#7
por eso las envidiosas caminan derechas
      FA#m                               DO#7
sospechan, que ando como Maicol y Manuel
            FA#m                     DO#7
para la chica que le guste el sex
              FA#m                DO#7
así que ven michu-michu ven, gatita
FA#m                   DO#7
ven michu-michu ven.

FA#m              DO#7   FA#m              DO#7
Tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                          DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
FA#m                             DO#7
que con ese booty tú puedes
FA#m              DO#7 FA#m                 DO#7
tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                         DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
            FA#m       DO#7
y ese abdomen, también puedes.

                              FA#m                            DO#7
Ella quiere el que mata en los views y los eventos explota
             FA#m                             DO#7
el que llegaba solo y ahora llega con la flota
              FA#m                            DO#7
el que canta bonito así que amárrense las botas
              FA#m                                     DO#7
que yo soy el que hace que ella mueva esa nalgota
          FA#m                  DO#7
abran paso, no me la miren payasos
               FA#m                            DO#7
que ese booty tiene dueño y no te va hacer caso
       FA#m                 DO#7
ella tumba la casa, cuando se desplaza
       FA#m                      DO#7
yo soy el único que tiene lo que le traspasa
      FA#m                 DO#7
me viola, cada vez que me pilla sola
        FA#m                                DO#7
dice no me des más na' que me duele hasta la cola
              FA#m                               DO#7
ya me quité de la piqui, pero mi pipi funciona
             FA#m                               DO#7
tú retumbando la casa desde Medallo a Carola.
(Dile Gheezy)

         FA#m                    DO#7
Mete miles cirugías, cero grasas, sin estrías
         FA#m                                     DO#7
las envidiosas están mordias, porque tienen todo partia'
       FA#m                               DO#7
está dura daddy, confía, te deja de psiquiatrías
      FA#m                                 DO#7
controla todas las redes, coge mil follows al día.

FA#m                 DO#7                FA#m
Tumba la casa mamá, tu tienes el poder
                       DO#7                     FA#m
cualquiera convencer, como tú lo mueves
                      DO#7                 FA#m      DO#7
echa eso to' pa' atrás, echa echa eso to' pa' atrás
pa que lo pruebes.

FA#m                 DO#7                FA#m
Tumba la casa mamá, tu tienes el poder
                       DO#7                     FA#m
cualquiera convencer, como tú lo mueves
                        DO#7           FA#m           DO#7
echa eso to' pa' atrás, echa echa eso to' pa' atrás
pa que lo pruebes.
(Farruko!)

                  FA#m                     DO#7
Tumba la casa, con to' y tormentera
                   FA#m                               DO#7
que llegó el huracán, nadie salga pa' afuera
                          FA#m                      DO#7
entró un macal de bayas, trépense a la cera
                         FA#m                               DO#7
si me invades el carril voy a impactar tu zona trasera
                    FA#m           DO#7
se te fue la mano, te quedaron bien hechas
        FA#m                         DO#7
esas nalgas, salúdame al cirujano
             FA#m                               DO#7
mami bájate el mahon que hay una orden de cateo'
      FA#m                               DO#7
te sacamos en la disco y te bajamos el de’o
FA#m                         DO#7
hey que hay mucho tiburón ahí al acecho
FA#m                        DO#7
mami a tu casa yo le voy a tumbar el techo
        FA#m               DO#7
yo quiero ver todo ese poderío
 FA#m                        DO#7
yo no soy tu pai' pero ese culo es mío.

FA#m              DO#7   FA#m              DO#7
Tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                          DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
FA#m                             DO#7
que con ese booty tú puedes
FA#m              DO#7 FA#m                 DO#7
tumba la casa mami, tumba la casa mami
FA#m                         DO#7
que con esa cara tú puedes
            FA#m       DO#7
y ese abdomen, también puedes.
(Ñengo Flow! RealG!)

FA#m                      DO#7
Tumba la casa y toma venganza
               FA#m                         DO#7
mueve el booty. booty fly, mai' a ver qué pasa
FA#m                   DO#7
nalga de acero, culo grandote
             FA#m                         DO#7
tiene gastando la funda a t’os los cocorotes
              FA#m                         DO#7
y no se explote, ponle pa que jangue en el bote
FA#m                                DO#7
patine en su charco cuando el todo le azote
FA#m                             DO#7
deja las amenazas hija'eputa tumba la casa
FA#m                         DO#7
you díselo Alexio bellaquera es mi raza.

FA#m                           DO#7
Muchos quilates en el cuello
                        FA#m                      DO#7
tumba la casa bebecita que llegué yo (Zidiri)
FA#m                        DO#7
si es soltera de Medallo
                               FA#m                DO#7
puedo tirarle con los ojos cerra’os al booty, no falló
        FA#m          DO#7   
ella es la que tumba la casa,
FA#m                         DO#7
la que muchas no soportan
FA#m                         DO#7
con ninguno de estos flojos se casa
FA#m           DO#7
le gusta los tipos con torta
FA#m           DO#7
y si tú no tienes la grasa,
        FA#m                   DO#7
pa’ allá no mires que no hay forma
FA#m                       DO#7
tu vida en lo económico se basa
FA#m            DO#7
poquito ella no se conforma.

FA#m    DO#7          FA#m             DO#7
Ah.. Musicólogo y Menes, bienvenidos
FA#m   DO#7        FA#m       DO#7 FA#m  DO#7
   Al parque de diversiones, de La Bruja Orion
FA#m   DO#7   FA#m             DO#7
Oye, este Es El Remix
FA#m    DO#7                 FA#m        DO#7
Ma' HijaePuta Del 2015  Di-Di-Dicelo Luian
FA#m                  DO#7       
Daddy Yankee Nicky Jam (Los Cangris)
FA#m               DO#7       FA#m         DO#7
De La Ghetto Arcangel, La Maravish (Dicelo Farru)
            FA#m DO#7         FA#m             DO#7
Ñengo Flow  Zion (Dicelo Pepe) (Santana)
FA#m    DO#7          FA#m             DO#7
AG, La Maldita Voz Saga White Blck  Dimelo Benni
FA#m    DO#7          FA#m             DO#7
Santana, "The Golden Boy" (Jajaja)
       FA#m   DO#7  FA#m        DO#7
Y El Mio Jowny Boom Boom
                                             FA#m
El que los tiene aprendiendo a usar Fruti Doo
DO#7       FA#m DO#7         FA#m
Pa Que Sepa Carbon Fiber Music
         DO#7          FA#m                DO#7
Gaby Music Chris Jeday (Los Del Corazon Negro)
FA#m      DO#7       FA#m          DO#7
A ella nadie le dice na'... ella no tiene dueño...
FA#m                DO#7              FA#m
to' el mundo la quiere y nadie le gana
             DO#7
janguea toa' la semana...
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Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3 Pagina web: http://visual.muservidor.com/ Experiencia: 400x Drop: 80% Puntos por nivel: 5 Stats maximos: 65000 Resetear: /reset Borra stats?: No Borra skills?: No Borra inventario?: No Borra vaul?: No Costo del reset: 100.000.000 Regalo de bienvenida: 6000 puntos de habilidad y 100.000.000 de zen Votos por creditos activados Arbol de habilidades: activo Todas las razas estan valanceadas para PVP todos los comandos habilitados ejemplos /reset /addstr /addagi /addene /addvit /addcmd /warp /move ...
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Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3 Pagina web: http://visual.muservidor.com/ Experiencia: 400x Drop: 80% Puntos por nivel: 5 Stats maximos: 65000 Resetear: /reset Borra stats?: No Borra skills?: No Borra inventario?: No Borra vaul?: No Costo del reset: 100.000.000 Regalo de bienvenida: 6000 puntos de habilidad y 100.000.000 de zen Votos por creditos activados Arbol de habilidades: activo Todas las razas estan valanceadas para PVP todos los comandos habilitados ejemplos /reset /addstr /addagi /addene /addvit /addcmd /warp /move ...
          Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3   
Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3 Pagina web: http://visual.muservidor.com/ Experiencia: 400x Drop: 80% Puntos por nivel: 5 Stats maximos: 65000 Resetear: /reset Borra stats?: No Borra skills?: No Borra inventario?: No Borra vaul?: No Costo del reset: 100.000.000 Regalo de bienvenida: 6000 puntos de habilidad y 100.000.000 de zen Votos por creditos activados Arbol de habilidades: activo Todas las razas estan valanceadas para PVP todos los comandos habilitados ejemplos /reset /addstr /addagi /addene /addvit /addcmd /warp /move ...
          Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3   
Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3 Pagina web: http://visual.muservidor.com/ Experiencia: 400x Drop: 80% Puntos por nivel: 5 Stats maximos: 65000 Resetear: /reset Borra stats?: No Borra skills?: No Borra inventario?: No Borra vaul?: No Costo del reset: 100.000.000 Regalo de bienvenida: 6000 puntos de habilidad y 100.000.000 de zen Votos por creditos activados Arbol de habilidades: activo Todas las razas estan valanceadas para PVP todos los comandos habilitados ejemplos /reset /addstr /addagi /addene /addvit /addcmd /warp /move ...
          Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3   
Mu Visual Season 6 Episodio 3 Pagina web: http://visual.muservidor.com/ Experiencia: 400x Drop: 80% Puntos por nivel: 5 Stats maximos: 65000 Resetear: /reset Borra stats?: No Borra skills?: No Borra inventario?: No Borra vaul?: No Costo del reset: 100.000.000 Regalo de bienvenida: 6000 puntos de habilidad y 100.000.000 de zen Votos por creditos activados Arbol de habilidades: activo Todas las razas estan valanceadas para PVP todos los comandos habilitados ejemplos /reset /addstr /addagi /addene /addvit /addcmd /warp /move ...
          The Case for Humanities Hiring   

‘Chief Learning Officer’ USA recently interviewed Tony Golsby-Smith on the importance of humanities skills in business. In the article Tony argues that “Intellectual wattage is not lacking. It’s the right intellectual wattage that’s hard to find. … People trained in the humanities who study Shakespeare’s poetry, or Cezanne’s paintings, say, have learned to play with […]

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          Comment #3   
To make sure somebody didn't get ripped off or killed playing their game would be my guess.
          Chris Cachor posted a discussion   
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Dealer Website Survey/Questionnaire

I wanted to do a little research on dealer websites from the perspective of internet managers and I'm hoping some of you can help me. This is an anonymous survey I put together today that I'm hoping validates some of the things I've been reading on the forums. Feel free to answer any of the questions...there are none that are "required". If you have a couple minutes to kill  -> https://dcresearch.typeform.com/to/IGnPcrModerators: If this is against the rules please let me know.Note: I'm also looking to take this survey around locally. I'll share the results with everyone on here ASAP!See More

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How to Find the Best Android App for Mileage Tracking?

Despite your excellent accounting and bookkeeping skills, you may find it intimidating to track the business mileage when driving your car. This is where you need an efficient mile tracking app that can manage your mileage logs and save you from the IRS audit trap. An app can automatically track the miles covered for business purposes. When looking for a mile app, there are many factors that you should consider for making the right selection.They include:Customization of Business Mileage Rates:In the USA, the IRS or Internal Revenue Service issues the standard mileage rates that are used for calculation of business deduction of a vehicle used for business purposes. When these rates are used for deduction, you can’t include the vehicle-related expenses like repairs, maintenance, and registration charges in the calculation. Hence, many businesses use their own business mileage rates. To manage the deductions according to these rates, you need a mile app that allows customizable rates for mileage tracking.The Calculation of Mileage:The mileage tracking apps use GPS or Global Positioning Satellite system for tracking your exact location and distance travelled. An accurate app will use GPS coordinates to log this distance covered for the business trips in a precise manner. The app will log this complete data and compute the total miles traveled by you. This distance will be multiplied by the mileage rate for tax deductions or for employee reimbursement. When looking for a mile app, prefer an automatic tracking system to minimize the hassles.Automatic Triggers:There are some advanced Android-based apps that use automated triggers to start and stop the logging of distance traveled during business trips. If there is a Bluetooth device in your vehicle, your Android device will automatically start tracking the mileage whenever this device is paired to the vehicle’s Bluetooth. Also, these apps allow mileage tracking through the current charging state of your device. For instance, if your Android device is plugged into the vehicle’s charger, the app will start tracking the miles automatically. They reduce inaccuracies in the system.Accurate Log Management:An app can effectively track the business mileage and record this data at a centralized portal. Now, it is essential to manage this data for claiming deductions. Here, you need a system that allows exporting of this data to a spreadsheet. This sheet should be prepared in accordance with the specifications of employer or IRS. If you are a business owner, you must prefer an app with a rich account management system. An advanced app can synchronize the varied travel logs to manage this data on the web and prepares rich reports in a prescribed format.These are the factors to keep in mind when looking for a mile app to claim tax deductions.See More

          12 Industries Millennials ACTUALLY Want To Kill   

The greatest serial killer of our time is...MILLENNIALS!!! They keep killing industry after industry, and no amount of bloodshed can quench their thirst. Well, either that or baby boomers crashed the economy and twiddled their thumbs as wealth became more and more held by only the richest 1% and Millennials inherited a job market that makes stuff like "buying diamonds constantly" a little unrealistic.

Either way, millennials definitely ENJOY doing whatever they can to destroy certain industries - especially these 12:



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And because it can never be said enough: BROAD GENERATIONAL LABELS ARE FAKE THINGS INVENTED BY MARKETING EXECUTIVES AND HAVE NO MEANING OR SIGNIFICANCE. But don't take my word for it - take Adam Conover's!


          12 Massive Idiots Who Just Don't Get the Joke   

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          Here’s an extended look at how to survive Fortnite’s enemy waves ahead of its July 25 release   
Fortnite is a complex game, and if you want to be good by the time it launches you’ll want to start studying now. This video from Arekkz gets into the key details about the Fortnite experience, and digs into the numerous skill trees and abilities at your disposal. Here are some of the highlights: Gathering […]
          Discos - a peyote stitch beaded bead tutorial by Sharri Moroshok - instant download pdf with photos and step by step instructions by TheBeadedBead   

9.00 USD

Discos is a peyote stitch disc shaped beaded bead tutorial with step by step instructions and 17 process photos. A sample page is pictured above. This is an Intermediate skill level project, but Advanced Beginners with a working of knowledge of Circular Peyote Stitch should be able to accomplish it.

Buyer Reviews for this tutorial:
"Pattern is easy to follow. Highly recommended!"
"These are so much fun. I'm addicted!"
"Love these patterns, very friendly and well written!!! Fantastic"
"This tutorial is very useful for so many ideas. I tried it on a wooden disk I picked up in the craft store. Worked great and looks very nice."
"Love this seller. Great designs. Fab tutorials!"
"These little beauties are fun to make and they are beautiful in an endless array of color combinations!"

The finished beaded bead is 15 x 8mm. The 12 x 4mm base bead for this project is not widely available but you can purchase them here in my shop. I have them in 2 finishes:

brown
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92123485/wooden-spacer-beads-12-x-4mm-dark-brown
natural
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158842922/czech-wooden-spacer-beads-12-x-4mm?ref=shop_home_active

The pattern, once learned, is very adaptable and variations can easily be made using ordinary washers purchased at any hardware store. See the last picture above for examples of variations.


Materials you will need are:
size 15 Japanese seed beads
size 11 Japanese seed beads
size 11 Delicas
0 or B Nymo (or other fine beading thread)
size 12 beading needle
base beads (as described above)

This file is instantly downloadable. Once purchased you will be able to download the PDF file. You'll need Adobe Reader which you can download for free at www.adobe.com

This listing is for the tutorial only and not for any of the finished beads or jewelry pictured.

You may sell items made with the finished beads but only on the condition that you credit me as the designer. The tutorial itself is protected under copyright law and must not be reproduced, distributed, published or taught without my express permission.


          Campsite Baked Apples   

Summer times are all about enjoying the outdoors, be it in the garden, out camping or for the more adventurous hiking holidays. I adore hazy summer days and alfresco cooking and the first chance I get to go out doors, I am happy to pack a picnic basket, a blanket and a portable barbecue and set off for the day.
The smell of the charcoal on a hot summers day brings distance memories of brownie camp and girl guides where we we went on our annual camping trips. In those days putting up our antiquated tents was painstakingly difficult, not in this day and age with all the new easy to put up waterproof tents and camping equipment that are now readily available, making camping and outdoor holidays so much more fun and civilised.


As a brownie, I remember trying to cook veggie sausages and baked beans on the trangia cooking stove in the aluminium pans, which proved to be a challenge in it self. I have strong memories of surviving on a packet of biscuits that I used to sneak into my rucksack. As an adult, my outdoor cooking skills have improved by far and I love barbecuing a variety of fruits and vegetables and making homemade mushroom and veggie burgers on the barbecue. Most of all I love cooking desserts on the barbecue, charcoal roasted bananas in their skins, toasted marshmallows sandwiched between two digestive biscuits and cinnamon baked apples. Nothing beats opening a baked apple foil parcel and adding dollops of Greek yoghurt before devouring the whole thing. My baked apple recipe is fail safe and drool worthy which would be perfect to create on any camping holiday or home barbecue.





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Campsite Baked Apples
Cinnamon spiced apples baked on charcoal and served with greek yoghurt.
Ingredients:


  • 4 Braeburn apples
  • 2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Sultanas
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Fat free Greek Yoghurt

Method:
1. Light the barbecue.2. In a bowl add the brown sugar, cinnamon and crushed walnuts and sultanas and mix together and keep aside.3. Wash the apples and remove the core.4. Fill the cavity of the apples with the walnut, brown sugar mixture packing it tightly.


5. Get a double piece of foil square and place the filled apple on it. Add a dollop of butter on the top of the apple and wrap the foil parcel up securely.



6. Place the apple parcels on the barbecue and cook for 30 minutes, turning them with tongs to ensure an even bake.




7.Remove the parcel from the barbecue and open it, sprinkle the apple with the remaining walnut and sugar mixture and serve it with a dollop of fat free Greek yoghurt.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4




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          Price Drop: Bugs Third Grade Educational Games for Kids School Edition   
Bugs Third Grade Educational Games for Kids School Edition
Kategorie: Bildung
Preis: 3,49 € -> 1,09 €
Version: 2.01
in iTunes öffnen

Beschreibung:
We believe that children learn best in a warm, fun and relaxed environment. So, come play with us and enjoy tons of endless fun with Bugs Third Grade Educational Games for Kids School Edition! Ideal as an educational tool to build up your third-graders understanding of the Math and English key concepts, this app is filled with interactive activities that will not only keep your third grader highly entertained but widely educated as well. Covering a variety of activities designed to create a real learning experience, this app is a surefire means to give your child’s Math and English skills a boost. Exercises such as identifying sentence parts, verb tenses, punctuations, synonym and antonym and spelling are designed to develop their thinking and language skills in both written and oral form. The math exercises will help your third grader build their fluency in basic math operations in addition, subtraction and multiplication and develop their understanding of place value and the operations of the number sentences. It boasts an interesting mix of activities that touches the following content areas: 1. Decimals and Fractions – understand the ways of representing fractional and decimal numbers and how they both relate to each other. 2. Multiplication and Division – apply multiplication and division of whole numbers of up to 4-digits, including word problems in real-life situations 3. Geometry – help grasp the concepts of area and perimeter as well as angles to make kids c...
          Price Drop: Prison Run and Gun   
Prison Run and Gun
Kategorie: Spiele
Preis: 2,29 € -> 1,09 €
Version: 1.0.2
in iTunes öffnen

Beschreibung:
Prison Run and Gun is a retro puzzle platformer with modern gameplay and mechanics. The recent events in a state prison, involving Jake from Hot Guns Team was a perfect moment for some prisoners to escape - you are one of them. Use your skills and the guns to break through 30 sections standing between you and the freedom ! The game supports MFI controllers
          Price Drop: Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition   
Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition
Kategorie: Bildung
Preis: 3,49 € -> 1,09 €
Version: 2.00
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Beschreibung:
Fourth Grade Learning Games has 13-games, including English, Math and Science games. It is perfect for all fourth graders to help them develop important skills to top their grade 4 class. Learning the basics has never been made this fun and easy. With a variety of carefully designed activities to choose from, your kids will surely enjoy studying as much as playing. With the cute character, Bunny, this learning tool teaches fractions, factors, spelling games, adjectives and nouns, parts of the body, abbreviations, matter, trivia, decimals, and many more! Parents can participate by being involved in coaching and monitoring how well their kids are doing in each of the activity. Be amazed at how easy this rabbit adventure of fourth grade learning will make. Help your child become the top of their class by mastering all the activities in this app. What a fantastic time of learning! Let the bunny motivate your child with positive encouragement and playful music. Activities include are: 1. Abbreviations – Covers the basic abbreviations in the English Language 2. Adjectives and Nouns – Helps the student identify the adjective that best describes the noun 3. Capital Letters – Proper use of capitalization is vital for Grade 4 students as they learn formal writing. 4. Sentences – Rearrange the words to make meaningful sentences 5. Spelling – Spell the word or identify the right spelling of the word 6. Synonyms and Antonyms – Identify words that mean the same or opposite 7. Matter ...
          Jay-Z says 'Kill Jay-Z' song 'not to be taken literally'   
He was quick to point out its about killing ego
          Vigil for murdered Rock Hill teen attracts hundreds at park where he died   
Several hundred people attended the vigil Wednesday at the Arcade-Victoria Park where Quantavious "Quan" Torbit was shot and killed after a fight on Sunday. Members of Torbit's family cried silently and wore t-shirts with the 17-year-old's photos and name … Click to Continue »
          Family of 17-year-old Rock Hill student killed in shooting: 'Our hearts are broken'   
A relative of Quantavious "Quan" Torbit says the family is heartbroken that he was shot and killed at age 17 Sunday night. Torbit was a rising senior at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, and had played on the school basketball team. One person is cha … Click to Continue »
          Rock Hill man, 25, accused of murder in death of South Pointe student asks for bond   
Demetric Leon Houze, 25, of Rock Hill has been charged with murder in the Sunday night shooting in which a South Pointe High School student was killed. The teen who died has been identified as Quantavious Torbit, 17. Houze appeared in Rock Hill Municipal … Click to Continue »
           CRIME: Monkey business ends in murder    
For the past five years, Chicago has been hypnotised by a serial killer known as the Fourth Monkey, referring to the three wise monkeys that see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.
          Doctor opens fire in NYC hospital   
A DOCTOR who used to work at a New York City hospital returned with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat and opened fire, killing one person and wounding six others before apparently taking his own life, police say.
          Marketing / Customer Service - Smashing Cleaning Services - Dubai   
Relationship  document all action and responses in customer database. A problem solver with excellent public relations skills and an ongoing commitment to....
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          GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR) | Re: Because of a rare type of fungus that killed off many cacao   
the argument is related to the issue of demand and supplies; this issue is frequently tested on gmat. Nevertheless, A is a great trap because it uses outside knowledge.
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          SAP SuccessFactors Senior Manager - Accenture - Canada   
Proven leadership skills in managing onshore and offshore teams. Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world....
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          The United States of Corporate America   
Within the past 48 hours, I’ve been shaken to the core. The first shock was when I heard ‘Whatever Brown’ had  WON Ted Kennedy’s seat from the once proud state of Massachusetts, thus basically KILLING any chance of meaningful Health Care Reform ~ a state BTW that LOVES their own Universal Health Care. Then other […]
          Re: [forosi:28859] Petya Ransomware Reported URGENT   
Buen día, adicional a la información enviada, comparto éste enlace que indica una forma sencilla de prevenir la infección. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vaccine-not-killswitch-found-for-petya-notpetya-ransomware-outbreak/ Feliz día Germán El 27 de junio de 2017, 18:12, Cristian
          HATCHERY MGR - USA-NC-Halifax   
TO MANAGE AND PROVIDE DIRECTION FOR HATCHERY OPERATIONS NECESSARY TO SUPPORT BREEDER AND LIVE PRODUCTION NEEDS. TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF, BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCUBATION, MECHANICAL, MANAGEMENT SKILLS, OSHA...
          Intel kills 3 IoT product lines   
Intel is quietly discontinuing three product lines designed to tap into the growing maker movement.

          Intel kills 3 IoT product lines   
Intel is quietly discontinuing three product lines designed to tap into the growing maker movement.

          Hey @realDonaldTrump, you know your health care bill will still kill people. Also: does Putin ever make you breakfa… https://t.co/0IYhgnz62n   

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          Strongest evidence yet that neonicotinoids are killing bees   
Studies in Europe and Canada show that controversial neonicotinoid insecticides have adverse effects on reproduction of honeybees and wild bees
          New skills, old phones   

In Cambodia, MCC-supported training in cell phone repair helps provide an alternative to migrating for work.

In Mesang, a rural village of rice fields and mango trees in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province, the high school is the biggest building by far, with 500 students enrolled.


          Real Estate Photographer/Videographer - Leading Image - Toronto, ON   
Skilled in HDR and Bracketing photography. Leading Image is a real estate media company using iGuide technology to produce 360 degree virtual tours, floorplans,...
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          Radio Nine playlist and MP3 for Thursday, June 29, 2017 (no replies)   
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SET 1

Pete Shelley - Homosapien
New Order - Fine Time
Tony Walsh - This is the Place

SET 2

Kraftwerk - Tour de France
Book of Love - Boy
B Movie - Nowhere Girl
Simple Minds - Promised you a miracle
Snowy Red - Madman

SET 3

Killing Joke - Madness
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Another Side
Lou Reed - Warrior King

SET 4

Dole - A Day
The Sound - Longest Days
Pale Saints - Throwing back the apple
Shop Assistants - I don't wanna be friends with you
The Smiths - Ask
Echo and the Bunnymen - Read it in books
Wild Swans - Whirlpool Heart
The Chameleons - Mad Jack
Breathless - Always
This Mortal Coil - Meniscus

SET 5

Cosmic Replicant - Wake Up
Cosmic Replicant - I Robot
Cosmic Replicant - Lost Signal
Cosmic Replicant - Endless Reflections
          Comment on Cock-Tail by VRNaughty   
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          Executive Director - Palliative Care - Compassus - Newtown Square, PA   
Champions regular, effective communications in one-on-one and group settings, using both listening and speaking skills to promote deeper understanding,...
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          Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders lag in emotional understanding   

Even in children with an average IQ, researchers found that emotional understanding lags by two to five years behind typically developing peers. “Having well developed EU skills helps us navigate our emotional and social world more effectively,” says researcher Christie Petrenko.

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          Admin. Assistant 1 - FINANCIAL ANALYST - University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, MB   
Assisting in the planning of the implementation of new systems or processes. Strong communication skills (both oral and written) are required, and the ability...
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          Far Cry 5’s writer explains why the minimap was axed   
Far Cry 5’s Drew Holmes thinks the lack of mini-map will make gameplay even more immersive. Far Cry 5 might be set in Montana, but it still has a lot in common with past games – including open-world exploration, roving wildlife, and the choice between stealth kills or action-packed gunplay. One of the most notable […]
          Gunman kills 1, hurts 6 at NYC hospital before killing self   
A man pulled a rifle from under his lab coat and opened fire inside a Bronx hospital, killing at least one person and wounding others.
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          Advertiser WPP says that some operations still affected by cyber attack   

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

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

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

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

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


          Black Lives Should Matter Long Before They're Lost   
Black Lives Should Matter Long Before They're Lost It's easier to rally people with an injustice and a clear and appealing villain to point to than with prescriptive measures that are likely to help others avoid similar terrible outcomes. This is especially true when prescriptive measures involve advising people to take responsibility and to take a hard look at problems in a community that could be changed, in part, with more responsible behaviors. I've blogged previously about the problem of out-of-wedlock births and single motherhood in the black community. Jason L. Riley at the WSJ takes a different tack, but is still looking at the framework of society for a lot of black people with the question in the subhead of his piece -- "why not focus on bad schools and job-killing regulations?"
On a certain level, the decision by BLM activists to single out policing as a major obstacle to black advancement has always defied comprehension. Police shootings have fallen dramatically in recent decades. In New York City, for example, cops shot 314 people in 1971, 93 of them fatally. In 2015, New York police shot 23 people, killing eight. Which means that police shootings and fatalities in the nation's most populous city have declined by more than 90% over the past 4½ decades. A 2016 paper released by Harvard economist Roland Fryer examined the use of force by police since 2000 in some of the country's largest urban areas and found that "blacks are 23.8 percent less likely to be shot at by police relative to whites." In theory, there is no reason these activists couldn't play a more useful role in helping blacks overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities that were unavailable to previous generations. But that would mean abandoning nonsensical narratives that scapegoat law enforcement for high black crime rates and instead picking more substantive fights with fellow progressives. Why not side with the hundreds of thousands of black children nationwide who linger on waiting lists for charter schools that have a proven record of narrowing the achievement gap? Why side with progressive politicians who stunt the growth of charters out of deference to powerful teachers unions that oppose school choice? ...Of course, improving educational and employment prospects for the black underclass would lower black crime rates and thus go a long way toward reducing encounters with police, the goal that is so near and dear to the Black Lives Matter movement. It's a win-win, but first the activists have to decide whether the real goal is to help black people or to help themselves.
Important point there at the end -- one I think few people consider (thanks to how race issues are now the third rail of discussion and debate today). I sometimes get hundreds of retweets and shares of a blog post, but never those about race. At least a few of those must be at least a little interesting to people, but again, major no-go area. Oh, and on the job-killing regulations, consider how the government is trying to put moms who earn money caring for others' children in their homes out of business. As I blogged previously:
Mothers have taken care of other mothers' children throughout human history, usually without death or horrible things happening. There should be no reason why a mother cannot be the judge of whether the person she wishes to leave her child with is a safe bet, rather than having the state intervene. This regulation also keeps poor women who are mothers from having an income by taking in children and caring for them. Again, women have done this throughout human history. Yes, there's always a chance a child will be injured -- maybe in the parent's own home. But a child can still be injured in that *perfectly regulated* hothouse of government regulation. Regulation is mostly keeping the childcare "industry" safe from those who'd like to enter without going to college and jumping through 26 hoops.

          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

          Sales - Insurance Agent - Sales Representative   
CO-Colorado Springs, Bankers Life is currently hiring Insurance Agents / Insurance Sales Professionals! We're looking for motivated leaders with strong management skills, a proven track record of success, and the ability to play a critical role in our sales organization-one of the largest and most respected in the insurance industry. Qualifications & Experience: Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds, we do fi
          Sales - Entry Level Sales - Training Provided   
CO-Colorado Springs, Are you an experienced Customer Service representative with excellent communication skills and a drive to advance your career? Do you want a work/life balance? Take advantage of our globally-ranked training programs to help you transition into a rewarding Sales career! Our Sales Agents come from various backgrounds and we have many successful Agents that do not have sales or insurance experience,
          Customer Service – Consider a Career Change to Insurance Sales   
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          Customer Service – Consider a Career Change to Insurance Sales   
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          Customer Service – Consider a Career Change to Insurance Sales   
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          Program Management SME (Government)   
CO-Colorado Springs, This position is requires subject matter expert (SME) program management support to the United States Air Force, Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, specifically the Sustainment of Optical Telescopes and Radars (SOAR) program office (SMC/SYGI) at Peterson Air Force Base, CO. The candidate must demonstrate applicable program management skill level and experience
          ARX and other thoughts   
To me the biggest problem with RISC OS as a modern platform is its fragility. The lack of pre-emptive multi-tasking and decent memory protection are big problems. These problems IMHO limit its usefulness as an embedded or PDA OS. Indeed IMHO RISC OS is probably a worse starting point for a PDA OS than Linux. The GUI is not at all suited to pen-based working, so it would need to be replaced. (PDA pens don't have buttons, so what do you do for menus?) What that leaves you with that is of use is the kernel, Filer, Font Manager, and Draw Module. Whilst the Font Manager used to kick arse, it's now looking quite dated, and the Draw Module was always lacking. What's sad is that Acorn were developing another OS for the Archimedes. It was called ARX, and was being developed at the Acorn Palo Alto Research Centre. It was to be a modern OS, with memory protection and pre-emptive multi-tasking like Unix, with a GUI similar to Mac OS - the guys working on it were experts in OS design. Unfortunately the project was poorly managed (as most Acorn projects were). Management decided to kill the project because the predicted finish date was long after the launch date for the Archimedes - Arthur was thrown together in a hurry, and the rest is history. For those that don't know, Arthur was essentially developed by a bunch of BBC Micro games developers who had little experience in OS design. I believe that none of the folks that had been working on ARX worked on Arthur. It was designed to be compatible (to an extent) with the earlier BBC Micro OS - much of the early software on Archimedes machines was ports of BBC Micro apps. It was never really designed to be a serious OS. IMHO what Acorn should have done was get in some decent management for the ARX project. Had they done that they'd have ended up with a serious computer system and things may have turned out differently. They could potentially have competed in the spaces that Unix and Mac OS were dominating. Unfortunately Arthur meant they were only suited to the education and hobbyist market.
          hmm   
The last for sale Acorn operating system was 3.7. It's funny with this PC in front of me I get programs getting into difficulty (crashing) and it means the PC is practically useless until I get into the task manager and kill them or reboot. My old RiscPC hardly every had a program that crashed (unless it was in development).
          AİHM, Demirtaş ve tutuklu vekiller için Türkiye'den savunma istedi   
Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi (AİHM), tutuklu HDP’li vekillerin başvurusu üzerine Türkiye’den savunma istedi.
          General Dentist - Remote Medical International - Seattle, WA   
Active license as a dentist or home country equivalent. We are currently looking for skilled dentists to provide general dental care in a clinical setting....
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          Read to a Dog   
When: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Long Branch

Children may practice and improve their reading skills in a comfortable environment by reading to a friendly dog from PAL (People Animals Love). No registration required.
          gesehen: Small Town Killers   

In der Sneak lief gestern ein fast lokaler Film: die dänische Komödie Small Town Killers:


In der Kleinstadt Nibe im Norden Dänemarks haben die beiden Schulfreunde Edward und Ib einen Handwerksbetrieb, der dank Schwarzarbeit gut läuft. Ihre Frauen verbringen ihre Freizeit mit Salsa-Kursen.
Die Ehen sind aus Sicht der beiden Männer etwas lieblos und deshalb wollen sie sich scheiden lassen. Das wird teuer und mit etwas Whisky stellen sie fest, dass ein russischer Killer billiger ist. Die Frauen engagieren ihrerseits eine englische Giftmörderin.
Alle vier bereuen es sehr schnell, aber die Mörder sind nun mal da und tun das, was Mörder halt so tun…

Sehr schwarz, sehr dänisch und ein riesen Spaß! Die dänische Art muss man kennen oder sich drauf einlassen (fällt nicht schwer), dann hat das Zwerchfell ordentlich zu tun yeslaugh


          (IT) Security Analyst - SIEM tools   

Rate: Market Day Rate   Location: London   

Security Analyst required for 10 week contract in Inner London to develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorised modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs. Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes. Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection system. Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status. Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors. Experience required: Experience working with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools Significant experience of system operational security, network and/or application security Technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, (authentication and security protocols, cryptography), operation of a PKI, and application security Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques Analytic skills to understand security implications of technical events Extensive troubleshooting and research skills with a positive and proactive approach to customer service and getting things done Strong experience working in an operational role in a secure environment Knowledge of network and web related protocols (eg TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols) Strong Scripting skills in at least one of the following is highly desirable: Ruby, Python, Shell (bash, ksh, csh). Working knowledge of Linux Clearance Level Required: BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland) IR35 Scope: Outside If deemed inside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary. If deemed outside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will not apply to this assignment. CV closing date is Friday 30th June at 3.00 pm. GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.
 
Rate: Market Day Rate
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Jackie Dean
Advertiser: GSA Techsource Ltd
Start Date: July 2017
Reference: JSJD/C/16866

          (IT) Security Developer - Cryptography   

Location: Northern Germany   

Security Developer - Cryptography Task: Work in German/Japanese projects with a focus on the development of security and safety functions for In Vehicle Infotainment systems Requirement engineering, architecture and design of the corresponding components Implementation in the team and protection function and quality up to product maturity Skills: Very good degree in (technical) computer science or electrical engineering Experience in embeded Linux, cryptography Professional experience in security, especially 'Secure Linux' necessary Very good C/C ++ programming skills, Self-employed and goal-oriented work, teamwork Very good knowledge of English. Willingness to international project work, travelling (Japan, India)
 
Type: Contract
Location: Northern Germany
Country: Germany
Contact: Simon Gould
Advertiser: Jet Consulting
Email: Simon.Gould.BB38B.0A016@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSSG_SECDEV

          Greater opioid use and mental health disorders are linked in a new study (Washington Post)   

By Lenny Bernstein

June 26, 2017

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A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a

disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add

a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.

 

Researchers at Dart...

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          Skillet Dill and Cheddar Buttermilk Scones   

Over the last few years, I’ve really come to appreciate how much better food can be when it’s enhanced with fresh herbs.  They add so much flavor to dishes and when I have the option of using fresh I always take it.  If it’s not growing in my garden, it’s definitely sitting somewhere in a pot […]

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          Ways To Boost Your Abilities In The Kitchen Area   
Learning how to cook is a valuable skill and asset. Eating homemade food is healthy and delicious, and also saves you money.When you are cooking food on skewers, there are some basic guidelines to know. Regarding metal skewers, square or twisted varieties are preferable to round  …
          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.


          Ronald El Killa Ft. Mackie, Kevin Roldan, Yomo Y Jowell & Randy – Gatita Loca (Remix) (Official Video)   
Ronald El Killa Ft. Mackie, Kevin Roldan, Yomo Y Jowell & Randy – Gatita Loca (Remix) (Official Video) Ronald El Killa Ft. Mackie, Kevin Roldan, Yomo Y Jowell & Randy – Gatita Loca (Remix)
          SQL101: AMD EYPC 7000 Series Processors   

As Kimberly blogged about earlier this year, SQLskills has an ongoing initiative to blog about basic topics, which we’re calling SQL101. We’re all blogging about things that we often see done incorrectly, technologies used the wrong way, or where there are many misunderstandings that lead to serious problems. If you want to find all of […]

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          Almost Finished!   
I finished the rewrite of the next Crochet Mystery. I will sending it in with the title OFF THE HOOK. I have lost track of time, not be outside for a couple of days except to take out the trash. It was hot and got cooler, but I didn’t notice.

I just have to make the cake tonight. I always make a test of the recipe when I’m finished with the manuscript. I also have to write the patterns. Well, write them out. I have them in my own shorthand.

I always find the end hard to write. How to write why the killer did it without it seeming like a boring information drop. And then tying all the threads together. The very very end was a challenge because I could feel the rhythm – that is a word I can never remember how to spell – was off. It was too brusque.

Last night I sat staring at the computer realizing I’d written my way into a corner. I’d been in front of the computer all day and by then was feeling pretty burned out. I finally had to let it go until this morning. As usually happens I must have worked on in my sleep, because the way out of the corner magically came through my fingers onto the keyboard.

I still need to proof read it, but I will make my deadline – always a relief. I can’t even bear to think of what is waiting when I send this off – corporate income taxes (we got an extension), last minute rush to prepare for release of A TANGLED YARN, and start writing the next Yarn Retreat book and come up with the idea for the next Crochet Mystery.

But I also know a couple days off and I’ll be raring to tackle it all. Plus next week I’m going to Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria and back to Seattle. I’ve only been to Canada once – I was fourteen and went into Windsor from Detroit with a friend’s family. We spent all of a couple of hours there. Our route looks beautiful even on the map. I can’t wait.
          Customer Support Specialist - Union Bank and Trust Company - Lincoln, NE   
Demonstrates knowledge and proven technical skills to ensure all account types and requests are handled efficiently and accurately....
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          Charting Russia’s most dangerous cities for LGBT people   

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

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

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

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

The metrics of hatred

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

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

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

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

After facts came to light about the systematic torture of gay men at secret detention camps in Chechnya, the republic’s press secretary immediately retorted that “you cannot repress those who are not and cannot be here in the Chechen Republic.” Despite the justified focus on Chechnya, these claims are hardly specific to one culture or region within the Russian Federation – officials in other regions speak in much the same manner. For example, the mayor of Svetogorsk in Leningrad Region declared his city “free from gays.” He subsequently argued that LGBT issues and rights are irrelevant there, neither an LGBT community nor LGBT people exist in the small city.

This imagined absence of LGBT people constitutes an active policy of silencing and excluding some citizens from the wider national community on the grounds of their sexuality

This imagined absence of LGBT people constitutes an active policy of silencing and excluding some citizens from the wider national community on the grounds of their sexuality. These comments certainly reinforce existing prejudices and reproduce violence against vulnerable groups. But what is the real picture? Let’s say that the authorities of a Russian city actually permitted an LGBT march to go ahead? Would these violent protectors of a false morality then take to the streets to fight those marching, to stop their fellow citizens expressing their point of view and standing up for their rights?

It depends on where you are. In other words, how dangerous is it to be gay in different Russian cities?

A “sexual stratification” of Russian cities

Media doesn’t simply inform society about current affairs; it also provides frames for understanding social problems, rendering some topics more important than others by virtue of generating discussion around them. Violence against LGBT people may be a key cause for concern in the human rights movement, but that urgency is lost in public discussions.

But media can also remedy societies from oblivion by sharing stories which are otherwise forgotten or ignored, and spark positive change. For example, the murder of gay teen Matthew Sheppard was one of the most publicised hate crimes in the US history. The furore in the press eventually led to changes in hate crime law.

One of the effects of Russia’s “propaganda” law was not simply the rise in violence against LGBT people. It also led to more frequent ewspaper publications on LGBT topics, hence public discussion on a topic which still remains taboo for many people. This was not entirely what legislators intended. We benefitted from this situation by researching the details and contexts of violence against LGBT in Russia as they were reported in media. The Sexuality Lab studied almost 4,500 media publications about violence against LGBT people in Russia between 2011 and 2016. We categorised all newspaper articles in accordance with the sexuality of the victims reported and the locations of crimes committed. All cities were then classified by population, making it possible for us to calculate an index of safety for every urban settlement.

The data reveal that the most dangerous places for LGBT people are villages in the countryside and small towns with a population below 100,000: they are characterised by the highest rates of violence against LGBT people per 1,000 persons. The safest locations are the largest cities (Moscow and St Petersburg): despite the greater number of crimes against LGBT in these cities, their relative indexes are actually the lowest. This can be explained by understanding the circumstances of these hate crimes.

Statistically, a gay person is safer in St Petersburg than in a smaller city like Nizhnevartovsk

Very often, hate crimes are committed as soon as perpetrators learn about the victim’s sexuality, which is usually revealed in a conversation in a private space over a drink or meal. These social gatherings occur more frequently in smaller settlements, because that way of life is simply more common there: there are fewer bars to go to, fewer crowds to blend into, and more free time to kill. People drink alcohol and talk about their personal lives as there’s no other way to spend one’s spare time. Alhough many people in Russia actually do not give a damn about LGBT issues, some still react violently to a person’s coming out – and such reactions are more common in smaller towns and cities.

The graph below shows incidents of violence against LGBT people in different towns and cities of Russia. We compare capital cities, big cities (of 500,000 people and above) and smaller cities (of between 100-500,000 people). This graph shows that the smaller a city, the bigger the probability of violence against LGBT people. Statistically, a gay person is safer in St Petersburg than in a smaller city like Nizhnevartovsk. This could explain why the mayor of Svetlogorsk thinks there are no gay men in his town – anybody with half a mind in that position would leave the place as soon as they felt threatened. 

Violence and hate crimes against LGBT people across Russia, by city size. Image courtesy of the author.

These results aren’t surprising; they just prove once again that homophobia is on the rise in Russia and that hate crimes are supported in its remote regions. We have based our claims on a survey of media publications, which limits the whole picture only to material in the public domain. As a result, there will be many hate crimes which went unreported, and some remote regions not covered in our media survey. However, it is no exaggeration to say that there are parts of the country which are simply not safe for LGBT citizens.

One of the ways to protect oneself is to keep silent about one’s sexuality, concealing it from the public in order not to become a victim of violence. So this secrecy around the existence of homosexuals is reinforced not only by political decisions, but also by individual moves as many LGBT people opt to hide their sexuality. While their response contributes to a culture of silence, they cannot and must not be blamed for it – simply put, they fear for their lives.

The LGBT pride parades pursue a radically different approach: a public and full-throated political demand to recognise that LGBT people exist. Do our data confirm that Russian cities are not ready to host such events on their territories? If our goal is to fight the silence, the data show exactly the contrary: as long as anybody suffers and is killed because of their sexuality, it is important to shout at the top of our voices to try and stop the murders and political climate in which they are tacitly tolerated. Human rights marches across towns and cities of all sizes are one way of articulating this; a means to make violence visible and demand that it stop.

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          1/72 Heinkel He.111 P2   
1/72 Heinkel He.111 P2This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

Scale: 1:72
Skill: 3
Flying Hours: 3
Number of Parts: 205
Dimensions (mm): L230 X W312

Early in the morning of the 26th April 1940, four members of KG 4 took off in their Heinkel He111 P-2 5J+CN from Fernebu, Oslo in Norway. One of three Heinkels tasked with attacking the town of Andalsnes, the bomber was damaged by the guns of HMS Manchester. Unable to keep formation with the other Heinkels the crew were then taken by surprise by two Blackburn Skuas of No. 801 Squadron FAA from HMS Ark Royal. The pilot of Skua A7-A unleashed a hail of machine gun fire on the bomber - killing flight engineer Willi Stock. With one engine failing and the other on fire, pilot Richard Gumbrecht had no choice but to force-land somewhere among the snow covered mountains below. With Stock dead, the remaining three crew members escaped the wreckage and made their way down the mountain. The largely intact Heinkel sat on the mountain for over 30 years, before being recovered and restored by the Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection.

New for 2015, using our new 3D scanning technology, comes the amazing 1:72 Heinkel HEIII P2! Responsible for more damage from strategic bombing than any other aircraft during the Battle of Britain, this super high detailed aircraft has been designed with information never before used in Airfix model design and has produced fantastic results! ??A wolf in sheep??s clothing??, this formidably fast medium bomber was at first masqueraded by the Luftwaffe as a commercial aircraft, when the intention was in fact for it to be converted into the enemy??s primary bomber during early stages of World War Two.

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1/72 North American Mustang IV Gift/Starter SetThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. (This set includes paints, brush & poly cement)

Skill: 1
Flying Hours: 1
Number of Parts: 53
Dimensions (mm): L136 x W156

The North American P51 Mustang is viewed as one of the iconic American fighters of the Second World War. Designed to an RAF specification, the Mustang was transformed once the Rolls Royce Merlin engine was installed. Its long range and excellent firepower made it a superb escort fighter, able to protect the bombers all the way to Berlin and back. After the war, the P51 saw service in Korea and was used by some air arms up until the early 1980s.

Paint Scheme - North American Mustang IV, No.112 Sqadron, Italy, 1945

Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners. Each Small Starter Set includes glue, brush and four acrylic paints - all that is needed to complete a fabulous first kit!

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

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

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

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

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

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1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

Skill: 1
Flying Hours: 1
Number of Parts: 64

The prototype Bf109a first flew in 1935. The later E model was more powerful and better armed and by the summer of 1940, over 500 were in service for the offensive against Great Britain. By this time, the 109E had already proved to be a competent, if not the world's best, fighter aircraft in the skies above Poland, France and the low countries. It met its match over England where it was shown to be inferior to the RAF's Spitfire.

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          Dear Diary   

Dear Diary

Dear Diary」(디아・다이어리)은, BONNIE PINK의 11장째의 오리지날 앨범.2010년 10월 6일 발매.발매원래는 워너뮤직・재팬.CD코드는 첫회 한정반이 WPZL-30212/4, 통상반이 WPCL-10847.

Dear Diary
BONNIE PINK스튜디오・앨범
릴리스
녹음
  • GULA Studio(1.,10.)
  • aLIVE RECORDING STUDIO(2.)
  • KONG Studio(4.,12.,14.,15.)
  • Freedom Studio(3.,6.)
  • Rodriguez Room(3.,6.)
  • HONESTY ROOM(8.)
  • Gymnasium Studios(9.)
  • Canterbury Music Company(5.,7.,11.,13.)
  • Rodriguez Room(vocal만 1.,4.,8.,9.,10.,12.,14.,15.)
장르 J-POP
시간
라벨 워너뮤직・재팬
프로듀스 Burning Chicken(1.,10.)
BONNIE PINK(2.)
Tore Johansson(4.,12.,14.,15.)
회전무일(3.,6.)
Curly Giraffe(8.)
Track&Field(9.).
James Bryan(5.,7.,11.,13.)





차트 최고 순위
  • 주일 7위(오리콘)
  • 데일리 6위(오리콘[1])
  • 2010년 10월도 월간 32위(오리콘)
  • 2010년도 연간 334위(오리콘)
  • 등장 회수 7회(오리콘)
BONNIE PINK 연표
ONE
2009년
Dear Diary
(2010년)
Back Room -BONNIE PINK Remakes-
2011년
「Dear Diary」수록의 싱글
  1. Morning Glory
    릴리스: 2010년 1월 11일
  2. Is This Love?
    릴리스: 2010년 5월 5일
  3. 가이토
    릴리스: 2010년 9월 22일
템플릿을 표시

목차

개요

전작의 오리지날 앨범 「ONE」으로부터 1년 5개월만이 되는 오리지날 앨범.데뷔 15주년을 기념하여 15곡으로 구성되어 있어 과거의 앨범 제작에 관계한 프로듀서, 뮤지션에게 참가받아 제작했다.또 자신처음이 되는 캐나다에서의 레코딩도 감행.캐나다 이외의 레코딩은 해외의 프로듀서와 데이터로의 교환으로 실시해, 본인은 국내에서 보컬・레코딩을 행하고 있다.

본앨범의 타이틀의 유래는, 수록곡의 가사를 다시 읽었는데 자신에게 향해서 노래하고 있는 것 같은 사가 많아, 자신이 자신에게 향해서 말을 거는 것은"일기"다라고 생각했기 때문에.영어권의 사람들은 일기의 서두에"Dear Diary"라고 쓰는 일도 유래하고 있는[2].첫회 한정반의 수록곡이 15곡인 것은, 우연히 커플링곡이 15곡이었으므로 라이브 영상도 15곡으로 했다는 일[3].

첫회 한정반은 특수 패키지 사양이 되어 있어, 1996년부터 2009년까지 발매된 싱글커플링곡을 수록한 CD 「BONNIE PINK B-side collection(1996 - 2009)」라고, 2009년에 행해진 「TOUR 2009"ONE"파이널 at아카사카 BLITZ」의 라이브 영상이 수록된 DVD가 부속.

첫회반・통상판의 첫회 프레스반공통의 구입 특전으로서 2010년 11월 2일~12월 3일에 행해지는 「BONNIE PINK TOUR 2010 "Dear Diary"」의 티켓 선행 예약 정보가 게재되고 있었다.또, 본앨범의 선행 싱글 「가이토」라고 더블 구입 특전으로서 본인 직필 사인들이의 아날로그반이 추첨으로 150명에게 선물 되는 응모권이 붙어 있었다.

수록곡

DISC 1

(전작사・작곡:BONNIE PINK)

  1. Is This Love? [3:53]
    편곡:Burning Chicken
  2. Morning Glory [3:37]
    편곡:스즈키 마사토Tore Johansson
  3. Cookie Flavor [3:33]
    편곡:회전무일
  4. 빈틈 KILLER [4:08]
    편곡:Tore Johansson
  5. Hurricane [3:40]
    편곡:James Bryan
  6. Find A Way [4:15]
    편곡:회전무일
  7. Home Sweet Home [4:24]
    편곡:James Bryan
  8. Many Moons Ago [4:25]
    편곡:Curly Giraffe
  9. World Peace [3:51]
    편곡:Track・Field
  10. Birthday Girl [3:58]
    편곡:Burning Chicken
  11. Here I Am [4:12]
    편곡:James Bryan
  12. 가이토 [4:10]
    편곡:Tore Johansson
    • BONNIE PINK 15주년 기획 릴레이식 쇼트 무비 「훌라 레라」주제가
  13. Grow [3:14]
    편곡:James Bryan
  14. 유성[4:50]
    편곡:Tore Johansson
  15. 나미나미[4:34]
    편곡:Tore Johansson

DISC 2

  • 「BONNIE PINK B-side collection(1996 - 2009)」
  1. 거품이 되었다[4:56]
    1996년 발매「Surprise!」수록
  2. Bubble Gum [3:32]
    2001년 발매「Thinking Of You」수록
  3. Friends, Aren't We? [4:39]
    1996년 발매「Do You Crash?」수록
  4. One Night With Chocolate [2:54]
    1996년 발매「Do You Crash?」수록
  5. Passion Fruit [3:21]
    2001년 발매「Take Me In」수록
  6. 이길 수 없는 것[3:23]
    1996년 발매「Do You Crash?」, 1997년 발매「It's gonna rain!」수록
  7. Let's Kiss And Make Up [3:45]
    1997년 발매「Heaven's Kitchen」수록
  8. What about me? [3:33]
    2001년 발매「Take Me In」수록
  9. The Last Thing I Can Do [3:19]
    1998년 발매「Forget Me Not」수록
  10. That's what it's all about [3:11]
    2001년 발매「Thinking Of You」수록
  11. You and I [3:08]
    2009년 발매「Joy/Happy Ending」수록
  12. New York [3:43]
    2000년 발매「You Are Blue, So Am I」수록
  13. Pump It Up! [4:06]
    2008년 발매「종을 울려」수록
  14. Free [5:25]
    2006년 발매「A Perfect Sky」수록
  15. good-bye [3:35]
    1998년 발매「개와 달」수록

DISC 3(DVD)

  1. Rock You Till the Dawn
  2. 퓨샤퓨샤퓨샤
  3. 망상 LOVER
  4. Princess Incognito
  5. Won't Let You Go
  6. One Last Time
  7. Try Me Out
  8. PLAY & PAUSE
  9. 비밀
  10. Joy
  11. Get on the Bus
  12. 종을 울려
  13. Happy Ending
  14. 이길 수 없는 것
  15. Last Kiss (어쿼스틱 Ver.)

각주

  1. ^ 2010년 10월 5일, 6 일자.
  2. ^「Talking Rock!」2010년 11월호 인터뷰의 본인 코멘트
  3. ^TV Japan」2010년 10월호 인터뷰의 본인 코멘트

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Ask any woman what is the most attractive part of a male body and most of the time, they will tell you it's the six pack abs, meaning that your abdominal muscle showing up with beautiful definition. Your abs is considered by many as a sexy muscle and is a symbol of a fit and healthy man. Women are instinctively drawn towards a man brimming with health and fitness because it is a primitive indication that the man is strong enough to protect her and her brood. A rippling six pack abs is one such indication. So is it any wonder that in every gym, you will see men of all ages doing crunches, leg raisers and sit ups religiously in the hope of obtaining the much coveted killer abs? Unfortunately, most men will never get to see their abdominal muscle in its glorious splendor. Why? The following fitness tip will show you why.
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Late night TV commercials or magazines has been telling you that you can have well defined abs by using this gadget or that electronic gizmo. Do you really believe that it is that simple? If it is so, then everyone will have that six pack abs in no time, won't they? Then why isn't that so? Because it just doesn't work that way.
To lose fat effectively and permanently for your abdominal muscles to show, you must include a mildly deficit calorie restriction diet, frequent cardio workouts and strength training with weights to build muscle so as to raise your metabolism in order to lose weight and burn fat naturally. Your weight loss goals will not be achieved effectively or permanently if any one of these three elements is done wrongly or not even incorporated in your slimming program. I repeat the three elements again :-
A mildly caloric deficit diet - A mildly caloric deficit diet to help you lose weight.
Frequent cardio workouts - Frequent cardio workout to exercise your heart and lungs and burn fat at the same time.
Weight Lifting to build muscles - Build muscles to burn fat permanently as muscles use up more calories from your food for energy. Lifting weights will also give you a well toned body and help your abs to show.
Forget about any fad diets or popping slimming pills . These may work initially but in the long run, they are bound to fail.
Now supposing that you are successful in your lose weight lose fat program and have very little fat covering your torso but yet you do not have well defined abs....what happened? You are doing your exercises wrongly or in poor form. More about exercise techniques and form in future articles.
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Scanning this past Quarter's posts, it's pretty easy to see some meta-themes. IoT, VS 2017, UWP and lots of Pi... :)

Coding4Fun Blog

Cloning Your VS 2017 Packages
Small Basic is Now Available in the Windows Store
C64ForTheWin - C64 Development on your Windows Machine
Squish That Whitespace
One Browser Extension Tutorial to Rule...
Cortana goes IoT
Menees VS Tools Updated for Visual Studio 2017
ReactXP - A library for building cross-platform apps
"Happy Path” to IoT
Functioning Private Visual Studio Gallery via Azure Functions
dotnet CLI Tool Build Redux
Sock IoT with this Azure Connected System-on-a-chip Project
Breaking the Breakpoint Blues with the Breakpoint Generator
Rion's "Contributing to .NET for Dummies"
End-to-End IoT with Azure Services
Adding Fire to your Coding with Fira Code Font
Keeping Track of Your Code's Performance with CodeTrack
Hello World .NET Core Pi
Make Visual Studio Zoom with Font Sizer
Scratch is Ten!
Raspberry PI ASP.NET Core MVC
WTS FTW 10T (Windows Template Studio For The Windows 10 Template)
Get Started with the Cortana Skills Kit
OpenZWave for UWP and .NET
dotnet new Template Creator
ToDo - Voice Activated IoT RPi ToDo List
Don't Skimp Code Security, Check Out DevSkim
Leveling Up with MonoGame and XML
iBeacons and UWP
CodeMaid Gets Some VB Loving and more...
From 0 to 100 with this ASP.NET Core/AngularX Project Template
Raspberry Pi Online Simulator and Azure IoT
Code Analysis at Compile? Why? Do it Live!
VSCode Your Next PWA
Getting Started with Azure IoT
Remarkable Comments with Remarker
Windows Template Studio (WTS) 1.1 Now Available

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Kinect to Your Inner Actor/Actress with Play The Knave
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Right-wingers have shot up churches, mosques, synagogues and pizza joints. They've bombed federal buildings and abortion clinics. They've murdered people of color, killed abortion doctors and pointed assault rifles at federal agents.

And Liberals are the violent ones?
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          Several people shot in New York City hospital; gunman dead   

A gunman dressed in a white lab coat and carrying a semiautomatic rifle opened fire in a Bronx hospital Friday afternoon, killing a doctor and wounding others before turning the gun on himself.

The New York Police Department identified the gunman as a physician, Henry Michael Bello, 45, who worked...


          2015 in review   
In 2014, I wrote that I was looking forward to: Improving my technical skills: Getting even more deeply into Emacs and taking advantage of the many useful packages that are available 2015: Got a little more used to nifty packages such as Hydra. Also organized a number of Emacs Hangouts, and started publishing weekly Emacs […]
          Black ice causes crash in Tasmania, killing mum on school run   

Police believe black ice on a road in southern Tasmania may have caused a crash which killed a 51-year-old woman who had just dropped her child at school.


          Gunman kills doctor, wounds six others in Bronx hospital rampage   
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who lost his job at a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building on Friday, killing another physician and wounding six other people before taking his own life in a burst of apparent workplace-related violence, officials said.

          MSNBC hosts accuse White House of trying to pressure them over coverage   
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two television hosts assailed by Donald Trump questioned his mental health on Friday and charged that the White House had tried unsuccessfully to get them to apologize to the president for unfavorable coverage in exchange for his getting a negative tabloid story about them killed.

          Trump: Kill Obamacare now, replace later   

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump urged Republican senators today to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new healthcare plan to replace it, potentially sowing confusion as congressional leaders struggle for a consensus on healthcare legislation. Senate Republican leaders had set today as the target for rewriting legislation that would repeal extensive parts […]

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          Portland hairdresser murders remain unsolved after second inquiry   

The decades-old murders of two women in a hairdressing salon in Victoria's south-west may never be solved after a second inquiry is unable to identify who killed them.


          Coordinator of the Student Services Center, Full-time - Jamestown Community College - Olean, NY   
The Coordinator of the Student Services Center must have customer service, clerical and technical skills that support a busy, student-centered office... $22.58 - $25.40 an hour
From Jamestown Community College - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:06:54 GMT - View all Olean, NY jobs
          Texas officer shot while investigating vehicle break-in dies   
A make-shift memorial with balloons, notes, flowers and other items is visited at the San Antonio Police headquarters, Friday, June 30, 2017, in San Antonio. Two San Antonio police officers were critically wounded and a suspect was killed in a…
          General Manager - The Lodge at Port Arrowhead - Lake of the Ozarks, MO   
Must possess advanced leadership and business skills and at least basic understanding of hotel accounting, housekeeping, sales, revenue management, food &... $50,000 - $55,000 a year
From Indeed - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:41:45 GMT - View all Lake of the Ozarks, MO jobs
          Texas officer shot while investigating vehicle break-in dies   
A make-shift memorial with balloons, notes, flowers and other items is visited at the San Antonio Police headquarters, Friday, June 30, 2017, in San Antonio. Two San Antonio police officers were critically wounded and a suspect was killed in a…
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Tony Alameda, left, prays after placing flowers at a make-shift memorial at the San Antonio Police headquarters, Friday, June 30, 2017, in San Antonio. Two San Antonio police officers were wounded critically and a suspect was killed in a shootout…
          Anchoring Quality Micro-Credentials in the Credentialing Landscape   
In response to industry feedback on gaps in the clean energy credentialing landscape, IREC has worked behind the scenes with a myriad of partners for the past three years to develop a valid and trusted framework for high-quality micro-credentials. Today, we see emerging as a pressing priority quality third-party validation of specialty skills both for clean energy allied professions, whose jobs “touch” renewable or energy efficiency technology in some way, and for add-on skills for full-scope credentials that currently exist within the clean energy professions.
          Sales Associate - Country Fair, Inc. - Olean, NY   
Some are regular customers, some are first time guests in our stores. Job Skills – You’ll learn how a business operates and develop people skills that will be...
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          Data Scientist - Cisco - San Jose, CA   
We Are Cisco. Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to communicate with all levels of SSO internal technology teams and business....
From Cisco Systems - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:04:32 GMT - View all San Jose, CA jobs
          Sr. Data Scientist - Cisco - San Jose, CA   
We Are Cisco. Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to communicate with all levels of SSO internal technology teams and business *....
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          Pennsylvania's best high schools for STEM   
As technology continues to evolve, the demand for skills within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields become greater with each passing year. Philadelphia area universities continue to expand STEM programs and majors, mirroring the ongoing growth within the area's job market. The foundation for these skills is often set during the high school years, where math and science classes have become increasingly rigorous, with Advanced Placement classes continually becoming more competitive. Niche.com…

          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.

The post How a Bitcoin Whitehat Hacker Helped the FBI Catch a Murderer appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Venus Williams facing lawsuit over car crash that killed Florida man [video]   
The attorney for the woman whose husband was killed in a fatal crash with Venus Williams announced Friday that the family will file a lawsuit against the tennis star. He is asking that police turn over evidence from the crash, which took place June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and resulted in the death of Jerome Barson, a 78-year-old who was listed as a tennis professional on his death certificate."At this point, we are [...]
          Housekeeping Room Attendant - Holiday Inn West Kelowna - Okanagan, BC   
Basic reading, writing, and math skills. Basic reading, writing, and math abilities are utilized often when reading room. _*$800.00 Summer Bonus Program*_....
From Indeed - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:47:56 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Roofing Sub-Contractors - Okanagan - ClickLock Premium Metal Roofing - Okanagan, BC   
Basic math required to calculate square footage of roofs. Basic computer skills required to receive work orders by email and scan pictures/PDF files....
From Indeed - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:55:39 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Business Development Representative (Atlanta) - CMA-CGM - Case, ON   
Good Computer Skills in basic Word, Excel, Power Point. CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R....
From CMA CGM - Wed, 03 May 2017 22:23:15 GMT - View all Case, ON jobs
          Teen YouTuber Shoots and Kills Boyfriend in Video Stunt: Cops   
An aspiring YouTube star's boyfriend was killed after she shot him in the chest in a video stunt gone wrong, according to a criminal complaint.
          Park model/mobile home/trailer instalation - WEST COAST LEISURE SALES - Bayfield, ON   
* Basic carpentry skills * Some heavy lifting of cement block * Drivers licence. D licence an asset West Coast Leisure is a dealer for Northlander Induatries...
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          South Carolina 'Serial Killer' Pleads Guilty in 7 Murders   
As part of a plea deal, Kohlhepp, 46, is being given seven consecutive life sentences with no possibility for parole.
          Great Chromebook & G Suite PD on Both Coasts   
Summer is here and it's a great time to learn new skills and brush-up on old ones. If your school is moving to Chromebooks and or G Suite for Education, I have two great professional development opportunities to share with you.

Folks on the west coast should look into Beyond Tech Ed's two day training classes happening in Palm Springs, California on August 2nd and 3rd. Use the code FAMILY25 to receive a great discount on your registration.


If you're on the east coast, join me in Portland, Maine for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp on July 20th and 21st. Teachers in Maine should email me for special discount code.

Disclosure: Beyond Tech Ed is an advertiser on this blog. 
             

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          Thoughts on Haider   
Watched Haider. Liked it a lot. But it certainly isn't Vishal Bhardwaj's best as some reviewers have suggested. It wasn't a masterpiece like Maqbool and Blue Umbrella were. It had its problems. And the problems weren't fundamental, but cosmetic. Which makes the problems all the more annoying.

It seemed like Michaelangelo's David wearing underwear because its creator didn't want some people to blush. Or the Mona Lisa with eyebrows penciled on at the last minute because Leonardo didn't want to deal with "but where are the eyebrows?" questions.  

You can see that there was a masterpiece hidden in there, but was robbed of its true form due to lack of total conviction or concerns about propriety. Ironically, it seems like Vishal had his own "to be or not to be" struggle about how much to push the envelope. And ended up undermining the end product. Not too much, but just enough to make it fall short of greatness.

Here are some disjointed thoughts about the movie.

1) The "Anti-Army" charges

Many self-proclaimed nationalists on Twitter have been bashing the film as being "anti-army". Haider isn't nearly as anti-army as Maqbool was "anti-police". Vishal cast two corrupt police officers in the role of the witches from Macbeth, and gave them a lot more mischief to do. Heck, Haider isn't even as anti-army as Hum Aapke Hai Koun is "anti-stairs" because if not for those damn stairs, Pooja would've been alive and Nisha and Prem would've gotten married without Tuffy having to exert himself.

A lot of this "nationalist" outrage against Haider is a by-product of the mass delusion that most Indians have willingly been a part of and ardently sought to perpetuate. The delusion that the idea of India is more inclusive and benign than it actually is. That if some folks in Kashmir or in the North-East don't consider themselves Indian, it's just stupid, their fault, and totally the handiwork of Pakistan and/or China. And....most importantly....that our army can do no wrong. It can't do anything dishonorable or horrible.

But our army sometimes.....often.... does dishonorable or horrible things. Mostly because as Shivam Vij explains, that's the army's job in situations like 1990s Kashmir.

If you watch the movie without having this naive hyper-nationalized romanticized notion of what the Indian army is, Haider actually seems to go somewhat out of its way to be respectful to the army and justify its perceived excesses. When a home is blown up, it is because a bonafide terrorist really is hiding in it. People are are tortured either are or are strongly suspected of being terrorists trained by Pakistan. And if innocent people are being incarcerated or killed, it's not the army's fault. It is due to misinformation from the conniving two-faced Ikhwan types.

2) Excessive Soapbox Usage

Vishal has so far occupied a level higher than other Indian directors because of how nuanced, layered, and yet powerful his scripts are. You're not hit over the head with blatant exposition of irony, tragedy, or even humor. 

Haider was a bit too "speechy". And I don't mean the soliloquies that Hamlet is famous for. In fact most of those were excised. I mean speechy in the sense that Vishal and Basharat Peer seeme to be almost compelled to give us a preachy soapbox exposition of almost every political perspective in the Kashmir issue. 

So you have the speech about Nehru's betrayal, and the speech about Kashmiri Pandits, and the speech about how violence isn't the answer, and the speech about how "azadi" is synonymous with joining Pakistan, and the speech about.......about about about......

To make matters worse, not only were the speeches utterly banal, but they also served as speed-breakers in the narrative. They were less Vishal Bhardwaj and more Mani Ratnam or Aaron Sorkin. 

The most poignant points about the whole issue were actually made in several vintage Vishal scenes, either sub-textually or organically. The chutzpah-AFSPA dialog for instance or the scene in which Basharat himself has a cameo. 

All those soapbox scenes, the movie could have done without. I couldn't help but feel that they were there for Vishal to hedge politically. Every one of those scenes was meant to mollify or assuage one of the stakeholders in  the Kashmir issue. It's like Vishal had a checklist and wanted to make sure everyone got their spiel in and nobody felt left-out. The end result ironically is that you will find several Indian nationalists, Pakistanis, pro-freedom Kashmiris, Kashmiri Pandits, and so on who think the movie is unfair to their perspective.  

3) Shahid Kapoor

Shahid put in a solid effort. He tried hard and stretched himself to the maximum. But it simply wasn't good enough. Especially in the second half when Hamlet in the play really comes into his element, Shahid Kapoor seemed instead to be channeling Sridevi from Sadma. 

The movie would've been better served by casting not Shahid, but an actor who won accolades for playing a guy named Shahid - Rajkumar Rao. At several points in the movie when Shahid's earnest but inadequate emoting was making me cringe, I closed my eyes and tried to imagine Rajkumar Rao in the same scene.

          Antu Barva by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Fourteen years ago today, Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, arguably the most influential and beloved person from Maharashtra, died at the age of 81. He left behind a gargantuan legacy in the form of his books, plays, songs, movies, essays, social work, but more than that, the lasting impact he has had on Maharashtra. Every couple of years, I translate one of his essays or short stories on this blog. This time, I have chosen Antu Barva, a fictionalized life sketch that he created as an amalgam of several people he knew in Konkan. It is not exactly LOL funny, but is light-hearted while still tugging at your heart-strings. It is meant as a depiction of the tough life in Konkan in the middle of the 20th century, and the sort of complex and poignant characters such a life spawns.

But as somber as the basic subject matter is, PuLa manages to inject humor into it, even if the humor is dark. When I first read Antu Barva, I just read it as a slightly humorous life sketch. As I have re-read it and re-heard its narration over the years, I have come to recognize it as something beyond just that. It is one of PuLa's best allegorical social commentaries in my opinion. He was duly recognized for Vyakti Aani Valli, the book that this sketch appears in, with a Sahitya Akademi Puraskaar. In that book, I think this is THE most impressive and multi-layered sketch.

For years, I considered translating Antu Barva here but was too intimidated given how nuanced it is. PuLa gave Antu a specific Konkani "voice" (in text form as well as when he narrated the sketch for TV) that is impossible to translate. No matter how well I tried, I thought I would end up doing injustice to the original work. This is in addition to the usual difficulties in translating PuLa's wordplay and nuanced observations. So it is with a great sense of trepidation that I am even attempting this today. A LOT will get lost in translation. But I hope PuLa's fans will forgive me any errors. Because I think this particular piece is one of the greatest literary achievements from an Indian and it deserves a wider audience.

Miss you, PuLa. Bhool-chook maaf kara.

Ratnagiri's middle lane has been home to some towering personalities over the years. God used a unique formula when creating these people. These people tend to be a metaphorical amalgam of Ratnagiri's most famous products - sweet mango, rough jackfruit, hard coconut, irritating colocasia leaves, and intense betel nuts whose one bite will make your heart jump up your throat.    

It is in this unique Ratnagiri soil that Antu Barva grew and ripened. Actually, Antu's age doesn't really justify people casually calling him just "Antu". When I first met him 12-14 years ago, not just his stubble, but even the hair on his ears and chest had turned white. His teeth had mostly gone "Annu Gogtya".

Going Annu Gogtya = falling.

This is an idomatic phrase that Antu Barva coined. A lawyer from Ratnagiri named Annu Gogte has been standing in the local elections for many years. Standing and then falling. Repeatedly, without even coming close to winning. So even if a bucket falls in a well, Antu asks "has the bucket gone Annu?"

When someone is talking about old Antu, they just refer to him in the singular casual "Antu". As it is, characters from Konkan are quite singular. But no one calls Antu just "Antu" to his face.  They call him Antu sheth!

True blue Brahmin Antu got this trader caste suffix "sheth" decades ago. After all Antu himself had committed a sin justifying this demotion. During the first world war, Antu started a shop near the docks. It failed spectacularly even before the Treaty of Versailles. But that short-lived stint as a shopkeeper was enough to turn Antu into Antu sheth.

After that, no one remembers Antu doing anything specific to make a living. He manages to somehow score at least two square meals a day from somewhere. He has a little plot of land with a garden that has a couple of dozen coconut and Alphonso mango trees, sprinkled with the odd jackfruit and tamarind tree. He has a little single-room shack on that land. He has the right to draw water from the nearby well. Antu sheth manages to get by on all this.

I first met Antu at Bapu Hegishte's store. I had gone there to buy some cigarettes when Antu's face peered out from behind a newspaper. He slid his reading glasses up his forehead and said,

"You're Lawyer saheb's son-in-law, right?"

"Yes" I replied.

"Ahha! I recognized you right away! Please, have a seat, please. Bapu, some tea for our jawaibapu (a respectful term for son-in-law)!"

I had no idea who this guy was, suddenly acting so familiar. Antu sheth himself explained,

"Your father-in-law is a good friend of mine. Tell him Antu Barva said hello."

"Sure."

"Hmmm....when did you come from Pune?"

"Two days ago."

"Of course....the first Diwali after you got married....haha...ask him for a Ford car!"

"He is your friend. Why don't you tell him?"

"Haha, you're from Pune after all. Can't get the last word with you." he laughed. "So...staying long or just a flying visit?"

"Just a short trip. I'm leaving in a couple of days."

"Excellent! It's always good to keep such visits short. Familiarity breeds contempt and all that. Don't end up like that Kasopkar's son-in-law. He set up camp for six months. Finally Kasopkar lost his patience and made him plow his land! When a son-in-law stays with you for too long, he starts feeling like a pain in the neck, right?"

"You're right." I nodded.

"Bapusheth, I hope you recognized our lawyer's son-in-law. We are both your father-in-law's clients, jawaibapu."

Bapu Hegishte smiled and folded his hands in greeting.

"Welcome. Would you like to have some tea?" he asked.

"No, it's okay. It's really hot right now."

"Of course, it's always going to be hot in Ratnagiri!" Antu jumped in. "You can't sleep in a cowshed and then complain about the stink of cow piss! If Ratnagiri had cool weather, they'd have called it Shimla, not Ratnagiri!"

Before I could say anything, Antu continued,

"But the heat is way worse in your neighborhood with all those houses next to each other. Come to my garden near the beach. My garden is...how do you say...."aircondition"!"

Antu sheth said the last words in English and laughed, and then added,

"That's our country joke, jawaibapu!"

Then he addressed Hegishte again.

"Bapusheth, did you know our jawaibapu here is a writer? Writes plays and movies and what not. Behave properly when he is around or he'll write a hilarious farce about you."

The pride I felt on my fame having spread even to someone like Antu Barva was dashed by Bapu Hegishte's next question. Bapusheth looked me up and down carefully for a few seconds and said,

"What do you do?"

"What the hell do you mean what does he do?" Antu thundered. "Are you insane, Hegishte? Take out that pile of raddi old newspapers and open them. You'll see his name and picture in dozens of places! He makes movies!"

"Movies!!?? Really??" Hegishte's expression changed to one of wonderment and he looked at me as if I was God.

"Jawaibapu, speaking of movies, can I ask you a question if you don't mind?"

I could see the naughty expression on Antusheth's face as he asked me this.

"Sure, go ahead."

"How much money do you make from one movie?"

This wasn't my first trip to Konkan. So by now, I had gotten used to dealing with such intensely personal questions.

"That really varies from movie to movie." I deflected.

"But still....I mean I have read that you get like a million or a million and a half."

"No way! There isn't nearly that kind of money in Marathi films."

"Yeah, but still. Even if you don't get fistfuls, you must be getting at least 2-3 pinchfulls?"

"You get it sometimes, and also lose it sometimes." I stuck to being vague.

"Well of course, it's a business after all. When it comes to business, you win some, you lose some. It's all part of the game."

Antu sheth got philosophical. But only for a moment.

"Can I ask you one more question? Only if you don't get angry."

"What's there to get angry about? Go ahead."

"Well..you know....whatever we read about these film actresses in magazines and all....is that real or is it fake like Gangadhar Basthe's "real" Belgaum butter?"

"What do you mean all this about film actresses?" I kept a straight face and pretended to not get what he was saying.

"Quite a skillful guy you are, jawaibapu. Skillful! You'll make a great witness in court!" Antu sheth was having none of it. "All this about film actresses as in...the whole index finger nostril thing."

I didn't immediately get what he meant by the whole index finger nostril thing. So Antu sheth gently tapped his index finger against his nostril and winked. Fortunately, before I had to say anything, a waiter arrived with the tea Hegishte had ordered.

"Looks like all the cows in Ratnagiri are still pregnant, Jhampya!" Antu made a sarcastic remark to the waiter on the color of the tea. And then he poured the tea in the saucer and started slurping it.

Actually, Antu sheth could have just said to the waiter in plain words that the tea was low on milk. But he preferred the "all the cows are still pregnant" phrasing. Why just Antu sheth? Almost everyone from that middle lane in Ratnagiri spoke in that sarcastic obtuse way.

By now, Antu sheth and I have become good friends. In the last decade or so, whenever I have gone to Ratnagiri, I have spent time with him. He always included me in his group of friends, taught me the ganjifa card games they played. And over the years, I heard a lot monologues on the odd philosophy of life that those men in their 60s had developed.

I even learned all the idiomatic phrases the group had come up with. They all dressed similar. A cotton loincloth from the waist below, a small cotton scarf on the shoulder, worn-out sandals, one hand holding a walking stick, and the other holding a jackfruit. Dressed like that, Antu sheth would roam around in the neighborhood calling his friends to join him every afternoon.

"Govindbhat! Wanna play a couple of hands?"

"Paranjape? Are you awake or have you turned into a python?"

I too became a part of their card game gang. If once in a while, the card game wasn't really panning out well, Antu would put the cards down and say to me,

"Jawaibapu, why don't you sing a Malkauns or something? Godbolya, bash a little tabla with our guest. Khaju sheth, open your decrepit harmonium."

And then we'd have an impromptu jam session for a bit at Antu sheth's orders.

"Jawaibapu, your pipes are kick-ass!" he'd compliment my singing in his unique way.

Every other year or so, I'd visit Ratnagiri and attend Antu sheth's court. But with each visit, the court seemed to be getting smaller.

"Antu sheth, haven't seen Damu kaka around." I asked once.

"Who? Damu Nene? He is living it up! I am told Rambha is rubbing oil on his bald head, and Urvashi is airing him with a fan!"

"What????"

"What do you mean what? Damu Nene got transferred from Ratnagiri!" and Antu Sheth pointed to the sky.

"Oh!" I finally understood what he meant. "I am so sorry. I had no idea."

"Why would you have any idea about it? Do you think that they're going to announce on the radio that Damu Nene has croaked? His family did pay for an obituary in the newspaper though. Heh, they wrote he was loving, caring, friendly, pious, and what not. What do the newspaper folks care? As long as you are paying, they will publish any nonsense."

Antu continued in his characteristic manner.

"Damu Nene and loving? Hmpf! Even when he was lying dead on the pyre, the furrow on his brow was intact! One day he decided to sleep outdoors because it was too hot. They found him dead the next morning. Lucky bugger. Died on Ashadhi Ekadashi too! So there were two processions from Ratnagiri that day. One for Lord Vithoba and another for Damu Nene. Damu died on Ashadhi. And then on Dussehra, Dattu Paranjape crossed the border and did seemolanghan. The first guy croaked, the second guy croaked.....now waiting for the third. They say things happen in three."

Antu looked at me mischievously and shrugged.

And that's the essence of Antu Barva for you. Standing at less than 5 feet, bronze-fair complexion, small pockmarks on his face, small gray eyes, creased skin belying his advanced age, half his teeth fallen....or "gone Annu"...leading to a new habit of poking his tongue through the gaps while talking.... and with all this, weighing in at barely 100 lbs.

Every aspect of Antu Barva's earthly existence was getting worn out with each passing year except for two - the nasal booming voice and the slick intelligence fed by decades of rubbing coconut oil on his head.

It wasn't just Antu sheth. Almost all the men his age from that part of Ratnagiri were of a similar bent....which was a crooked bent. Their language was unnecessarily complex and their attitude exceedingly cynical. They didn't feel happy if someone did well, and didn't feel sad if a tragedy befell someone. There was no joy for births, no mourning for deaths. Most of them apart from Antu didn't really like music, but didn't dislike it either. And when it came to food, the taste and flavors didn't matter, as long as their belly got filled. The engine of their life never really faltered when it ran out of steam, nor did it go fast when it did have some steam. But the road their lives took was like every road in Konkan- serpentine.

That's the hand life had dealt them. Even though their lives were full of the wholesome coconut tree, their fates and thus their tastes leaned less towards the sweet creamy inside of the coconut, and more towards its tough shell.


One summer, a second-rate theater company from Mumbai was touring Ratnagiri staging Ram Ganesh Gadkari's famous play Ekach Pyala. I went to watch it. The production was barely competent in the first act. At intermission, I walked outside to the hissing clinks of soda bottles being opened. Under a Kitson lamp, I saw Antu sheth's diminutive form. He was talking to the fur-cap clad manager of the theater company.

"So....how's the attendance?" Antu sheth asked.

"Not bad." the manager gruffly replied.

"Not bad? Most of the chairs seem empty. Why don't you let me in for half price?"

"No way!" the manager shook his head rudely.

"Why are you brushing me away like a lizard? I heard the first act from out here anyway. The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good."

[aside - in the early-to-mid 20th century in orthodox Maharashtra, it was taboo for women to perform on stage. So much like in Shakespeare's days, female parts were usually played by men. The legendary Bal Gandharva excelled at this and one of his most famous roles was playing Sindhu in the first staging of Ekach Pyala.]

"The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good." Antu sheth said. "He sang 'lage hridayi hurhur' like a squeaking mouse. Did you ever hear how Bal Gandharva sang it?"

The manager got pissed off.

"I'm not begging you to come watch it!" he thundered.

"But the town is full of your advertising boards begging us to come watch it." Antu sheth instantly replied. "And yesterday your people were going door to door with fliers. As it is, it's mainly empty chairs you are showing this play to. How about four annas?"

"Four annas? What is this? A monkey performing on the street?"

"That's better than this! They perform first and then circulate a plate for money. Why don't you try that? If the next act is better than the first one, I'll pay you an extra four annas!"

The people standing around them started laughing and the manager got even more upset. That's when Antu sheth noticed me.

"Namaskar, jawaibapu! How's it going? How's Ekach Pyala?"

"It's okay." I said.

"I'm sure you got a complimentary pass. You're from the same community. I have heard that barbers don't charge each other for shaves."

"No, nothing like that. See, I bought a ticket."

"Then why a wishy-washy response like "it's okay"? You've paid hard-earned money for this, haven't you? Assert your rights as a paying customer. Call it what it is. Utter crap. Especially that guy playing Sindhu is totally useless!"

"What do you mean the guy playing Sindhu? It's a woman playing the role." I told him.

"WHAT??" Antu sheth looked genuinely shocked. "You're kidding me! That voice and that built! If she decides, she can lift Sudhakar up like a baby! Sindhu indeed.......more like Sindhudurg!"

"So you watched the play after all?"

"For a few minutes. Moved the curtains from the window and had a peek. Hmpf! Even gypsy performers are better than these idiots."

Antu sheth spat out another unsolicited opinion and walked away.

But that's pretty much what his life was - spitting out unsolicited opinions. I knew Antu for so many years, but I never found out much about his family situation. Once Anna Sane from Antu's court had let slip a mention of his son.

"What? Antu sheth has a son?" I asked.

"Of course he has a son. Not only that, his son is a Collector!" Anna Sane nonchalantly said.

"Collector???"

"Yup. He's in charge of collecting tickets on Byculla station." he deadpanned without letting a single muscle move.

"Doesn't look like he helps out his father financially."

"He does sometimes. When he can. He has his own family. Besides, a Western Railway compartment has been attached to a Central Railway train."

A PhD student could do a dissertation on those guys' peculiar idioms and phrases. I was well-versed in the language by now but it took me a few moments to realize that this was code for an inter-religion marriage.

"So you see, Antu sheth has trouble with his post-bath rituals at his son's place. Plus apparently his son is also into some other Anglicized habits if you know what I mean. So how can Antu sheth spend too much time there? Still, once Antu sheth swallowed all the insults and went to Mumbai to see his grandson. Came back looking like he had messed up a math problem."

"Every Dussehra and Diwali, Antu gets his son's love in the form of a money order. Not much, maybe 5-10 rupees. For a few days after that, Antu acts like he's won the lottery and splurges as much as he can. Which isn't much."

"Understandable." I said. "After all, how much can a ticket collector's pay be?"

"Yeah, the pay is pretty meager. But one hears that a ticket collector can also make a little more on the side, especially in holiday season if you know what I mean." Anna said. "Nothing wrong with it of course. If he has an opportunity to make some money, why shouldn't he? You know how it is in this country. If you get caught taking a ten rupee bribe, they put a striped cap on your head and send you to prison. But if you get caught taking a million rupee bribe, they put a Gandhi cap on your head and send you to Parliament! Democraticaly elected people's representative!"

Politics was the most favorite topic for Antu sheth and his buddies to express their unique opinions on. They had profound thoughts on every politician and party. One year, there was a famine in Konkan. Konkan is always facing a famine as it is. But this particular one was so bad that in Antu sheth's words it had "been approved under the Famine Act".

Nehru was touring the famine-hit parts of Konkan. He visited Ratnagiri for a speech and the whole town was caught up in Nehru-mania. One evening, someone asked Antu sheth,

"Antu sheth, I didn't see you at the speech?"

"Whose speech? Nehru's? Hmpf!" Antu sheth's disdain was obvious. "What nonsense. There's a famine here. Stop giving speeches. Give us food! This is like seeing a man drowning and instead of saving him, reading from the Quran to ensure that he doesn't end up in hell. Utterly useless. But everyone else is stupid. Oh, Nehru is here? He is giving a speech? He gives great speeches! Let's go! Bloody lemmings!"

"And now that Nehru is in Ratnagiri, what did they do? Idiots took him to show the house, room, and bed where Lokmanya Tilak was born! Morons. Tell me, did god appear in Gangadhar Tilak's dreams and tell him that your wife is going to give birth to a great leader? How would anyone even remember what bed Tilak was born on? But who cares? They just showed Nehru some random room and bed and bluffed - this is where Tilak first went WAAAAAAAAAA."

"Morons! Where's the proof? Where's the proof? Did they get the midwife from Tilak's birth to certify the bed? Hmpf! Forget Tilak. It's been a 100 years since he was born. You tell me. Can your own mother confidently identify the room and the bed where she gave birth to you? Go ask her and then tell me about Nehru and Tilak."

And so ended the rant.

I always wondered if there was anything or anyone in the world that Antu sheth and his friends had respect for. If they ever had a polite dignified response for anything at all.      

Somebody's son became a Professor. And Antu's response,

"Professor? In a circus?There used to be this Professor Chhatre in circuses performing magic tricks."

Someone opened a new store. And Antu's response,

"Tell him to have a bankruptcy form ready. It'll save time when the inevitable happens."

Who knows what school of philosophy these guys followed. More than half of them survived on money orders from children and relatives. They saved money from that and file lawsuits for the strangest reasons. Every lawsuit is stuck in delayed hearing dates. These guys have a big beautiful sea coast, coconut trees, gardens, everything you could reasonably hope for to be happy. But that apparent prosperity gets punctured by an occasional bout of misfortune and all that remains is an impenetrable shield of gallows humor.

Somehow the topic of Gandhi came up. And Antu sheth got on his soap box.

"Gandhi? What Gandhi? Traveled all over the world, but never came to Ratnagiri! Because he was smart. He knew that here, no one gives a damn about his loincloth or his walking stick. We are all just as naked and just as skinny. And his obsession with spinning khadi. It's all useless. Our own Shambhu sheth. All his life, he followed Gandhi's teachings and spun khadi for his clothes. Forget the British government, even Ratnagiri's Collector Gilligan didn't fear his "civil disobedience". And you're talking about Gandhi."

"Then there are all his hunger strikes and fasts. Half of Konkan is hungry and fasting, and not by choice. Someone who is well-fed will find something remarkable about hunger strikes. What do we care? Don't get me wrong. I am not saying Gandhi wasn't a great man. He was. But in our books, under what column should we make an entry for his greatness? And if you are talking about independence, then that had nothing to do with Gandhi, or Tilak or Savarkar."

"So did independence just fall out of the sky?" I asked him.

"It's up to you to find out where it fell out of." Antu replied. "One thing I am sure of is that the Brits left because they got bored. What more was left for them to loot? Their Raj business started making a loss, so they effectively declared bankruptcy and went home. The potter left with his pottery, and we sit here cradling his leftover broken pieces. This is all just a cycle of life and bigger than anything we can comprehend. It's not British rule, nor is it Nehru's rule, nor people's rule, nor anyone's rule. It's the creator's rule."  

"So how did your creator end up siding with the British?" I asked.

"Don't be silly. The creator is sitting pretty on his throne. He just played a small game."

"A game that translated into 150 years of slavery?"

"It's 150 years for you and me." Antu sheth was steadfast. "The almighty's wrist watch doesn't move forward by even one second unless a thousand years go by for us. In his eyes and on his scale, all this is just a minor game that lasted barely a millisecond."

When these emaciated old men started spouting this philosophy on the front yards of that impoverished middle lane in Ratnagiri, with dark shadows formed by the dim light of their age-worn oil lamps dancing on their wrinkled faces, my heart couldn't help but shudder.

"Socialism? What socialism? All nonsense, I tell you. Not even two mango leaves are alike. And these guys want to pretend all men are equal. In the creator's eyes, each individual is unique. How are they going to have equal opportunities or equal outcomes? But everyone is just blabbering....socialism is coming. Just like that Ratnagiri's legislator is saying...Konkan Railway is coming, Konkan Railway is coming. Sure, Konkan Railway is coming. And it's tracks are going through where one-armed Pandu Gurav's toilet used to be. Even if it does, is it going to make Pandu's shoulder stump sprout an arm? What difference will it make?"

"And without an arm to plow his field or pick his crops, no matter what you do with that damn railway, what good is it going to do him? He is still the same. Just because India became independent, does not mean that Hari Sathe's lazy eye got fixed. Nor did Mahadev Godbole's paunch disappear.  Nothing really changed. Even in the fabled Ram Rajya, Ram didn't uproot Hanuman's tail and attach it to his own ass. No. Ram stayed a man, and Hanuman stayed a monkey."

At such times, it almost seem like the Goddess of Wisdom Saraswati is sitting on Antu sheth's tongue.

"You're right." I said.

"Don't just say I am right for the heck of it to be polite. If I am wrong, say that and correct me. You might be younger than me when it comes to age, but when it comes to education, you are my elder, jawaibapu!"

Once in a while, Antu sheth will say something genuinely from his heart, without any sarcasm. But there is always some burning issue close to his heart underlying what he says.

The last few years, I could not go to Ratnagiri as often as I used to. In the meanwhile, Ratnagiri finally got electricity, its own college, tar roads, and all other features of 20th century life. When I met him after that, I said,

"Antu sheth, your Ratnagiri has now become posh! Electric lights and everything. Did your house get an electric connection?"

"No, not yet. But it's good that it's dark. Tomorrow even if I do get electricity, what is there to look at in that bright light? A penniless life? Who needs electricity to look at chipped walls and leaking shingles? It's better that my poverty stays hidden in darkness."

And then he laughed loudly for a full minute like it was a joke.

This time I saw that his teeth had gone almost completely Annu Gogte. I also learned that a couple of more friends of his had passed on and that the card game court was emptier than ever. For a change, I spotted a sense of love, longing, and kindness in the way Antu sheth spoke. I guess the empty seats at his card games were starting to make a place in his heart.

"Joglekar's son got a big promotion and moved to Delhi!" Antu sheth voluntarily shared some pleasant news without his customary sarcastic rejoinder. "Took his old man to Kashi, Haridwar, Vishweshwar, Hrishikesh and all. Fed a 100 brahmins there. Old man Joglekar was thoughtful enough to get me a small sealed pot with water from the Ganga. When you come visit next time, jawaibapu, you'll probably see that the seal has been broken and the water was poured down my throat if you know what I mean."

The next time I visited Ratnagiri, fortunately Antu sheth's Ganga water pot was still sealed.

"Wow, jawaibapu, wow! Congratulations! I heard you're going to England! Congratulations! Have a great trip. Just one "request" for you. Now I have to speak with you in English. So a "request"."

"What request?"

"Go see the Kohinoor diamond once. For some reason, it's an obsession I have always had, the Kohinoor diamond. I can't go see it, but you do it on my behalf. And then come back and tell me how it looks. See all the sights in London and Paris and everything!"

For some reason, I was overcome with a desire to touch his feet, something I had never done before. Right there on the street, I bent down and touched his feet.

"Live a long life!" Antu sheth touched my head gently. "You are a good person, which is why you are so successful."

I said goodbye and started to leave. I had barely gone four steps when I suddenly heard the familiar

"Jawaibapu!!!"

"Yes, Antu sheth?" I turned around.
  
"Forgot to ask you one thing. Are you going alone or with your wife?"

"Both of us are going."

"That's good. Don't mind me, I just had a nagging doubt, so I asked. You are going far away to learn something new. So I was reminded of Devayani's tale from mythology. Hahaha. Convey my blessings to your wife too. I am telling you, your good fortune is all because of her. That's all life is eventually about - the right woman."

Antu sheth paused and continued.

"Let me tell you something. Just between us. My wife passed away 40 years ago. Since then, the alphonso mango tree near my door has stopped flowering. When she was around, the tree yielded hundreds of mangoes every year. But since she left.....you know....fate can take really strange turns. Sorry, I am rambling. Anyway, safe travels. So when are you leaving from Ratnagiri?"

"Tomorrow morning by bus."

"Direct Ratnagiri to Mumbai?"

"Yes."

"Good call. Once someone completes that journey, then even traveling around the world seems easy in comparison. The other day Tatya Jog made the trip. He is still trying to locate all his bones.  Told me some 7-8 bones are missing!"

And he started laughing hard with his mouth wide open. I noticed that there was only one tooth remaining that hadn't gone Annu Gogte.

The next morning at 5 AM at the bus stand, I again heard the familiar cry,

"JAWAIBAPU!"

Antu sheth approached me and gave me a small paper pouch.

"I know you don't believe in god, jawaibapu, but do me a favor and keep this in your pocket. It is holy ash. It will keep you safe. You are going to London by air, so this small pouch shouldn't add too much weight to your luggage."

I put the pouch in my pocket. As the bus got going, I saw Antu sheth lift his shirt and gently wipe tears from his small blinking gray eyes. In that dim dawn light, seeing his bony chest and his concave stomach which had all but touched his back suddenly tugged at my heart.

Just like Konkan's jackfruit, it's people taste sweet only when they ripen for a long time.

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          TS225:Talent Show,HB2,Walking Styles,Guest Trixie Mattel   
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          Why I Threw Away My Ferrari Gear   
I used to be an ardent Formula 1 fan. And an ardent Ferrari fan. Over the years, I lost interest in the sport. But occasionally I would still catch portions of a race on TV and in my heart, I was always cheering for a Ferrari win. On a recent trip to Europe, I bought some Ferrari gear to occasionally display my support.

This morning I threw all the Ferrari gear in trash. Because of this.

The background story in a nutshell is this. Two Italian navy sailors killed two innocent Indian fishermen in Indian waters (the Italians dispute the jurisdiction). India arrested and charged the sailors. The Italian government has been supporting these murderers. So has the Italian media. Note that they're not denying that the sailors killed those innocent fishermen. They still want the Indian government to let the sailors go. Why? The reasoning is flimsy and convoluted and in my opinion can be summarized as "Because!". The arrogance and the racist undertones in Italy's stance are obvious to me and many others. To me, the subtext is, "yes, our boys killed two guys by mistake. But they were just a couple of brown fishermen. Let our boys go! Give them back to us and we'll give them a slap on the wrist. You Indians have no right to try someone who killed your citizens". Do you think that if the fishermen had been Americans killed off the coast of America, the Italians would dare be this brazenly arrogant?

And in a sickening display of further arrogance and willful insensitivity, Ferrari decided to inject itself into the situation. The Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix is this weekend. Ferrari has announced it will carry an Italian Navy flag specifically in support of the two murderous sailors. It's not like Ferrari has been carrying the flag throughout the season. They're doing this only in India. They're not even using the pretext of just supporting the Italian navy in general. Their statements specifically mention support for the murderers. To me this is a small scale version of a British team carrying the flag of General Dyer's regiment only in India to express solidarity with his actions in Jalianwala Bag. Or some other European team supporting one of their fellow citizens who has been locked up in Goa for abusing street kids.

Ferrari is wrong for needlessly wading into this debate specifically during the Indian GP. But more importantly, they are absolutely wrong in supporting those two murderers whose crime, I repeat, is not even in doubt.

As an Indian, I find Ferrari's stance reprehensible and I cannot in good conscience support them in the slightest. So I threw away my Ferrari gear. I hope Indian fans who go watch the race on Sunday are not so slavishly beholden to the team and so morally bankrupt and insensitive as to wear caps or t-shirts supporting these proud backers of murderers.


          Translating a Raj Thackeray Speech   
I don't agree with Raj Thackeray's stance against immigrants from UP and Bihar. I can sort of, kind of, see where he is coming from, but I don't agree with the conclusion. And I find his forcible and occasionally violent methods to have his way (especially against powerless shopkeepers and job applicants) abhorrent.

However, as a Marathi person, I find the gap between what he says in Marathi and what is reported in the national media to be suspiciously wide. There are two problems. First, they wrongly translate a lot of what he says. Second, they seem to pick and choose the most provocative bits that can be spun into an attention-grabbing soundbite. I have written about the dangers of this phenomenon before.

Today Raj Thackeray led a rally to Azad Maidan (without permission from the police top brass) as a protest against the August 11 incident. He gave a speech there. Again, I marveled at the difference between what he was saying and what the national media was reporting he was saying.

So I had an idea. I have translated PuLa Deshpande's work before. Surely I can translate a speech. So here it is, the speech in Marathi, and then, what I think is an objective, unbiased, and direct translation in English. This is not an endorsement of what he said. Just a translation for illustrative purposes. I agree with some parts, and disagree with some. I'll leave you to judge it for yourself.

Note - I am translating it in a bit of a hurry. So please forgive any typos or inadvertent grammatical errors.



When it's an institution from Maharashtra, be it a police department, a media company, or anything else.... even just a person from Maharashtra....we should demonstrate the strength to ensure that no one ever looks askance at them again with the intention of harming them.

For the last two days, this has been going on... police officials come to me and ask, how will you take the rally from Girgaum chaupatty? I told them we'll walk.

(crowd laughs)

Then they're like, you can't go from here, you can't go from there...all these efforts at putting obstacles in our way have been spearheaded by Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik. I found out the other day..... in fact a few police officials told me this...that they'll try to stop our cars, and try other things to stop us. I called the Chief Minister right away, and asked him, what is this? What happens or doesn't happen (at the rally) is something we can deal with later. But can't we express our protest in a democratic way with a rally?

Why stop us at every point? I assured them at our rally will be a peaceful one, and they still refused us permission for it? And they had no problems giving permission for that Raza Academy rally? But here we are, with a rally to protest what happened the other day right here, and they refuse us permission?

Then there's (Home Minister) R.R. Patil who says - we won't spare anyone who threatens the law and order of the city. Really? So what happened that day? Was his tail between his legs?

(crowd laughs)

The other day he calls up (MNS MLA from Mumbai) Bala Nandgaonkar and says, "What could I do? What was I supposed to do? Was I supposed to take a big stick and stand there?"

(crowd laughs)

There is this one boundary line....one border....one line that cannot be crossed. I have never crossed that line, and will never cross that line. Never raise your hands against the police.

(crowd applauds and cheers)

If you demoralize the police to such an extent, then where will the common man go with his problems? Where will he go? If this keeps happening, tomorrow even the police will say "we don't want to get involved here, do whatever you want".

Is this how a state is run? And this Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik. The cops caught the guilty people. And what does he say to the DCP who arrested the guilty people? He says, "You bastard, let them go!" He tells him to let the criminals go!

Our policewomen sisters were tormented here... they were pulled aside and beaten up and molested......all these guys, our Marathi police constables, were getting beaten up... and they weren't getting any orders?

Oh, and these (police head honchos) knew everything from the beginning. They knew that there were trains full of these goons coming for the rally. And they had choppers, and rods and everything else... tell me, are there ever any rocks lying around here (in Azad Maidan)? Where did the rocks come from?

These people had advance warning of all these facts, and they still ignored them. And they refuse permission for my peaceful rally? The other day, when some police officials came to meet me, I told them. I told them that the 11th August rally at least had targets. That mob knew that it was supposed to target the police and the media.

Who do we want to target (in this rally)? I have already declared our targets. Arup Patnaik, resign! R.R. Patil, resign! I declared this in the beginning itself.

We have not come here to destroy cars or set something on fire. We don't even wish to do all that. Even if we were to, whose cars would we destroy and whose property would we set on fire? Our own? Those belonging to our citizens from Mumbai and Maharashtra? This rally isn't for such purposes.

But how else are we supposed to express our anger? They won't let us express our anger at whatever happened. And they say, please respect democracy. This is democracy?

Go and look at the track record of Raza Academy and its rallies. A few years ago, this same Raza Academy had a rally in Bhiwandi. This bhadva (translates to 'pimp' but pimp doesn't have the same punch :)) Abu Asim Azmi went to that rally. He gave a speech there, that too an inflammatory speech. And they're sending me notices - "don't make inflammatory speeches". That Abu Azmi went there, made an inflammatory speech in Bhiwandi. You know what happened next?

The mob killed two police constables by bashing their heads in with big rocks. Then they cut off their private parts and threw their corpses into burning buses..... the government had no problems with that. And they refuse me permission for a rally?

Whoever came here (on 11t August) had no connection with Maharashtra. They all came from outside Maharashtra.

(crowd applauds and cheers)

After everything that went down here that day, this passport was found, a Bangladeshi passport...

(shows a Bangladeshi passport to the crowd)

This was found right here. Single entry passport (I assume he meant visa). Needed only to come into India. No intentions of going back, so it was thrown away here...

(throws it away)

There are countless such people coming into Maharashtra... they are all setting up their bases in Maharashtra. Tell me something....they say 'coincidence'....what coincidence?

In 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, where was its retaliation felt instantly? In Mumbai! There was no violence anywhere else in the country (GS: this isn't true...there were riots in many other cities)...only in Mumbai! And when this incident happened during the rally on 11th August, its reaction happened in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. So something happens in Uttar Pradesh, there's a reaction in Mumbai, and something happens in Mumbai, there's a reaction in Uttar Pradesh. Doesn't India have any other states???

The reason is, all these people are coming here from there. All these Pakistanis and Bangladeshis who have infiltrated and set up bases in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and Jharkhand, they're all coming here by the trainfuls. And the bases that they are setting up here in Mumbai, those are going to create trouble for us in the future.

Otherwise tell me, this Abu Azmi is elected from two different constituencies in Maharashtra. Two different constituencies? Should any politician from Maharashtra get elected from two different constituencies? He gets elected from two constituencies because all the people in those two constituencies have all come from outside, and they vote for him.

That day, it finally came to the police (couldn't understand the word he said here despite re-playing it many times, at 12:20)...then they had to do it. While doing that, the guy who died, Abu Azmi announced 1.5 lakh rupees for him. So why not for our policemen?

(crowd applauds and cheers)

Even the state government hasn't announced anything yet. No announcements from the state government that they are going to provide compensation for those who were hurt or troubled in those events. Nothing. Nope, just get beaten up.

Why didn't R.R. Patil speak up then? He threatens us.... anyway, what's the point in threatening us? It's almost time for us (and him...a pun) to leave now.

(crowd laughs)

They don't think about anything that has already happened or what may happen. They don't do anything useful. Just get the cops beaten up. Anyone will come, drag our cops away, and beat them up?

The other day when they had that rally in Uttar Pradesh, rioted, destroyed property and all. The ones who did that were also all from outside - Pakistani Muslims and Bangladeshi Muslims. They all poured out into the streets. And what did they do? They defaced a statue of Gautam Buddha. Everyone saw it. Everyone saw pictures, saw it on TV.

Where is Mayawati? Where is that Ramdas Athavale? Where is R.S. Gavai? Where is Prakash Ambedkar? Why are they all silent? All they're obsessed with, as if possessed by a ghost, is Indu Mills Indu Mills Indu Mills Indu Mills. Don't they have anything else to do? What do they want to build in Indu Mills - a bungalow?

Why aren't they talking now? But no one will talk about these things now. They're not ready to utter a word. It's been so many days since the (11th August) incident. But there has been no statement about it from Ramdas Athavale. No statements from R.S. Gavai or Prakash Ambedkar or Mayawati, or anyone else. Nothing. Cat's got everyone's tongues.

This Mumbai Police Comissioner.....he has a "favorite" (that's the word he used) officer Dhoble. The other day, he takes a hockey stick and goes to that...what was that..juice center bar... juice center something...where did he go?

(crowd prompts)

Yes, Amar Juice Center. Is that a place to take a hockey stick to? Take your wife, your kids, I can understand, but a hockey stick? He takes a hockey stick there and beats up innocent people with that hockey stick? And what's his defense? He found drugs there....then why didn't he shut it down?

And this idiot...Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik....what's his explanation? He says Dhoble was on his way to play hockey and stopped over at the juice center. Tomorrow, if someone has gone for his honeymoon. So will he just turn up there naked?

(crowd laughs and cheers)

So Patnaik will go out of his way to protect Dhoble! Because Dhoble is his "favorite". And here (in Azad Maidan) when cops were waiting for orders to tackle the mob.....if not firing, at least give us orders for a lathi charge.... at that time Patnaik had nothing to say. And when our police officers were catching the guilty culprits, Patnaik abuses the officers, calling them "bastards"? He is demoralizing cops to such an extent?

This won't be allowed to happen in Maharashtra anymore. I only want to say one thing to R.R. Patil and Arup Patnaik. Even if you have a little bit of shame left...even a minuscule amount of shame left.... then resign. If you have even the slightest bit of shame left.

For the last two days, some newspapers have been saying - "Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is now moving towards Hindutva". Whoever raises his hands against a cop, whatever his religion, he should be bashed up wherever he is.

When my own party's MLA was bashed up....Harshavaradhan Jadhav.....is he here?  When Harshavardhan was bashed up.... I gave the orders for him to be bashed up... would he have been bashed up otherwise? When I gave a speech at that time, I said the same thing. Harshavaradhan, no matter what happens, you DO NOT raise your hands against a policeman. Never raise your hands against a cop.

This has nothing to do with religion. All the constables who were here, all my policewomen sisters...the female cops... I consider them all my Marathi brothers and Marathi sisters. I have come out on the streets here for them.

The rally that day (11th August) was organized by Muslims and today I have organized a protest rally against it.... so immediately they're jumping to the conclusion that I am "moving towards Hindutva"? I only understand...this Raj Thackeray only understands one religion...and that is Maharashtra religion. I don't understand any religion except that one. No one dare cross this Maharashtra religion. No one dare think of harming it.

And today's rally is only to boost the morale of the police and to provide wholehearted support to the police.  Along with them, we have people from the media here. Media vans were attacked, burnt, photographers were beaten up.... this rally is to express support for all of them too.

I thank you all for the tremendous response to this rally. If ever such events reoccur, we must stand together in strength like this.

When you're going back...all of you, when you're going back...keep in mind and make absolutely sure that you don't indulge in any sort of untoward activities. Go back in an orderly and peaceful manner to wherever you came from.

I hope that in the future whenever I call upon you, you will return with the same enthusiasm. And now I take your leave.

Jai Hind! Jai Maharashtra!

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          Coronation Street stars attend funeral of 'superfan' killed in Manchester attack   
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          Cops arrest jerk for faking family’s death in London fire to get money   
London police busted a man who claimed his family was killed in the Grenfell Tower fire — just to get money and free lodging, officials said. The 52-year-old, whose name was not released, claimed that he lost his wife, son and all his possessions in the inferno that claimed at least 80 lives, the Telegraph...
          Federated Search – The Killer iWatch App?   
This post was re-published with permission from the Deep Web Technologies Blog. Please view the original post here. The Beagle Research Group Blog posted “Apple iWatch: What’s the Killer App” on March 10, including this line: “An alert might also come from a pre-formed search that could include a constant federated search and data analysis […]
          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#
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          Doctor opens fire, kills one person, injures 6 at New York hospital    
A doctor with a rifle hidden under a lab coat opened fire Friday at the US hospital where he used to work, killing one person and wounding six others before taking his own life, authorities said.
          London fire: Contractors switched to cheaper cladding at Grenfell Tower - reports   
Contractors renovating Grenfell Tower in west London, the site of a massive UK blaze that killed at least 80 people in June, reportedly switched to a cheaper type of cladding that was more flammable.
          At least 22 people killed as rival militias clash in Central African Republic   
At least 22 people have been killed in three days of fighting in a town in southeastern Central African Republic between rival armed militias, a member of parliament from the area and a local journalist said on Friday.
          US teen shot dead for changing lanes in 'totally random' road rage incident   
A recent high school graduate has been shot in the head and killed in a road rage incident in the US.
          TS110: Wolf Murder, Short Haircuts Kill Boners, Hawaii Anti-Gay Logic and Murder She Wrote   
Happy Birthday, Throwing Shade! You are two years old! But honestly, you don't look a day over 110. Erin's back from her trip to the backwoods of Missouri where she (probably) close to being ripped apart by wolves. So she keeps it short and stylish with a new article from the revered website "Total Frat Move" all about how girls with pixie cuts turn dudes off. Looking at you, Jennifer Lawrence. And Bryan is hoping that Hawaii becomes the 16th state to legalize gay marriage but not before sloshing through some of the dumbest arguments against gay marriage ever made, straight from the Aloha State.  Get out there an snatch those purses!  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          Doctor accused of sex harassment kills 1 at NYC hospital   
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          Recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash   
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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.


          PM shaken by gruesome attack   

The gruesome murders of 13-year-old Videsh Subar and his 56-year-old sitter Rose Mohammed have impacted on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, so much so that it has left him very disturbed and shaken.

Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing, Rowley said he hoped the T&T Police Service can bring the perpetrators of the killings before the courts expeditiously.

The throats of Subar and Mohammed were slit by their killers at Mohammed’s Ajim Baksh Street, Malabar home on Wednesday during a home invasion.

Yesterday, Rowley said there were some new developments taking place in the country, some of which were not uplifting and disturbing.

“I am very, very shaken and disturbed with what happened in the East with that child and its guardian who were so brutally murdered, and it makes us wonder what kind of people we have become,” said Rowley, his voice dropping as he spoke.

Saying it is now standard practice that when violent and heinous crimes are committed there is a public demand that the Government do something about crime, Rowley said “that demand is understandable because people want to feel safe, people want to feel secure and people want to know that their families and their communities are protected from these things.”

The PM said the interventions by individuals who make a decision to carry out such activities “shock us all the time.” He said whatever the Government has in place, be it prison, police or court “we are always surprised by these kinds” of murders.

In extending condolences to the family of the victims, Rowley said just looking at the grief on television as a citizen, he was quite “shaken by this kind of thing and I trust that the law enforcement authorities would find the perpetrators of such heinous and disturbing action.”

Asked about the TTPS’ ineffectiveness in its battle against the criminal elements and he could do to fill the gap, Rowley replied, “That is one area where you do not have an alternative. There is no alternative but to keep working and improving the ability of law enforcement in the country. And law enforcement in our country under the Constitution is largely the Police Service.”

In the area of national security, Rowley disclosed that Cabinet took a decision not to pay $200 million to maintain for one year four of the country’s helicopters.

“This is a cost that has been negotiated downward I was told. US$34 million I was told. We just can’t afford that! If we can’t afford it then the helicopters would stay on the ground… much as we would like to have them in the air. If we have $200 million dollars, the question that arises is that the best way to spend $200 million in the fight against crime?”

He said selling the helicopters was one option the Government may look at.


          Reports: Multiple people shot at NYC hospital   
Police say multiple people have been shot at a New York City hospital.The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx.Police had no immediate information on whether anyone was killed.Television images showed the...

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          Slain schoolboy’s uncle calls death on killers   

An uncle of murdered schoolboy Videsh Subar believes the men responsible for slitting his nephew’s throat and that of his neighbour Hafeeza Rose Mohammed should die a slow and painful death.

Speaking to the media at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, yesterday, Chandrakha Koon Koon said even if the men are held by police they should not bring them in alive.

“The boy’s mother is mad at the world right now. I believe no child should die like that and I wish they find the perpetrators and my wish is they don’t bring them in alive. I hope it comes through, this is really hard. This is a nightmare!” Koon Koon  said.

He added: “I wish them a slow, slow death. Things like this does create criminals! If you know the kind of things going through my mind right now. I wish no parents would go through this.”

Koon Koon said Subar, an aspiring musician, was looking forward to his first trip abroad to Canada with the family. He said the tickets had already been bought for the August 4 departure. The only child to his parents Lennon and Veena, Subar played three instruments, the flute, maracas (chac chac) and the tassa drum and was a lover of parang music.

Koon Koon said the night before the incident he asked Subar to spend the night at a relative and was reflecting on whether he could have been more convincing. He added that his nephew would have been a great leader in the country.

According to the autopsy done by pathologist Dr. Valery Alexandrov, both Subar and Mohammed received “mirror wounds” to the neck spanning from ear to ear. The gash on Subar’s neck was so deep it cut one of his vertebrae. Both were bound and gagged using items in the home. Mohammed’s hands were bound with the cord of a telephone charger and her bra while her feet were bound with a bed sheet. Subar’s hands were bound with a shoe lace and his feet with a rubber chord. His mouth was taped with clear scotch tape.

Police said they received critical information on the case and are confident of an arrest. On Wednesday police said they suspected the killings were linked to a nearly decade-old robbery. But yesterday, they said checks to their records of eight years ago revealed no reports of a break-in at Mohammed’s Ajim Baskh Street, Malabar home.


          Did Florida woman’s Facebook post lead to her death?   

A South Florida woman was shot and killed just hours after sharing her story of financial success on Facebook.

The Palm Beach Post reports Makeva Jenkins of Lake Worth was in her home at 2 a.m. Thursday morning when a masked man knocked on the door, walked in and fatally shot the married mother of three following an altercation.

The shooting suspect fled the home in the family car, which deputies found ditched nearby.

Jenkins' death came two hours after she posted to her Facebook page, detailing how she had turned her life around from homelessness to financial prosperity.

“I’m in awe of how far I’ve come,” the post read. “Fast forward to now: We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures. No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business. I’m saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency.”

According to the report, Jenkins, 33, was the manager of The Prime Enterprise Group, a business that creates business plans and marketing strategies for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Jenkins had attended Barry University in Miami Shores, as well as the University of South Florida. Her children range in age from 1 to 7.

Thursday morning, someone posted to Jenkins' Facebook page that "the news reporters are true."

The Post adds Jenkins had a a seminar scheduled for July that would help people put together business plans to submit to lenders for money.

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          Family ID bandits killed by cops   

The men killed by police following a robbery at a Cunupia bar on Wednesday have been identified as friends Keiron Mitchell, 23, from Trincity and Desmond Samuel Francique, 26, of Las Lomas.

The two died at the Chaguanas Health Centre after they were involved in a shootout with police near the cemetery at Madras Road after robbing Harry’s NYC Bar.

The men robbed the bar around 1 pm, stealing around $2000 before fleeing in a white Nissan B13 motorcar. Police were alerted and after intercepting the car there was a shootout.

Relatives of Francique did not want to speak with the media when approached yesterday, but Mitchell’s relatives described him as being “harden”. Mitchell’s brother, L’Lron Alexander, was killed at his business, LA Mini Mart, at Back Street, Arouca, last month.

His relatives said he kept bad company and would follow Francique everywhere.

One relative claimed Mitchell was supposed to have gone with a friend on the robbery and the friend had a change of heart and decided not to go.

The relatives said they hope the death of the two men is a lesson to other criminals to change their source of income


          Chinese mart owner killed after resisting bandits   

Tired of being robbed, proprietor Yana Zeng is believed to have struggled with two men who held up her mini-mart on Tuesday night. For her resistance she was fatally shot by one of the bandits.

According to police reports, around 9 pm two men entered the N&N Mini-mart located at Cantaro Village, Upper Santa Cruz and and demanded cash from Zeng, 33 and her husband. When she resisted she was shot in the side. The men then ran out mini mart and escaped through a track.

Zeng was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, by Constables Collins and Nurse but was pronounced dead on arrival around 9.30 pm.

Gathered near the scene of the robbery and shooting on Tuesday night, residents said the business had moved to its current location after being robbed several times before. They added that Zeng, commonly called “Anna,” was a neighbourhood favourite. The neighbours lamented the deterioration of the community, recalling several shootings in the area prior to Tuesday’s incident.

The killing brought back memories of the double murder of Chinese nationals Shirui Zhao and Yangli Gu as they returned home after closing up business at the E World Club and Liquor Bank on June 15 in Marabella.

Video footage showed Zhao and Gu pulling into the parking area in front of the Kosume Bar at the corner of New Haven Avenue and John Street in Zhao’s black Toyota Corolla Altis. They lived in an apartment upstairs the bar with other Chinese nationals. As Gu opened the right passenger door to exit the car, two gunmen came from the right and began firing at the car. Gu had turned 29 years old on that day.

That case remains unsolved. 


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          TS49:Pinterest, The New Normal, Partners, Gay Porn   
Bryan is fresh off his weekend at the Madonna Inn, refreshed and revived and ready to talk with Erin about gay-cism on The New Normal and Partners, how Pinterest might be killing feminism and the two have a lengthy discussion about porn. All kinds of porn. This is how we do it!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS43: Lady Products, The New Normal, K-Pop, TV Sex   
Erin and Bryan chat it up about why certain products are just for ladies, bans on The New Normal, Kpop, 2NE1, and all the old bits Bryan's pulling out for his new audience at Funny or Die. We come together cause opposites attract. Baby! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS42:Todd Akin, Gay Money, Sex Addiction, The Nanny   
Buckle your Xanax 'cause this week Bryan and Erin get all up into the drama over Todd Akin's rape comments, an inheritence based on pretending to be straight, sex addiction and of course, Fran Drescher. Listen as Bryan tries to keep his food down while Erin discusses the most boundry pushing sexual situation she's ever been in. Never gonna get, never gonna get it. Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS41:Fifty Shades of Gay, Louisiana Teen Moms, Summer Heat   
This week Bryan and Erin sweat thru their shirts to bring you this podcast about openly gay Matt Bomer as Christian Grey, Louisiana's Delhi school's ridiculous teen pregnancy rules and the longest, most indepth "Would You Rather" that's ever been attempted. All I wanna do is zooma zoom zoom and a boom boom. Shake your rump.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS40:Olympics, KStew, Chick-Fil-A, Arizona Abortion   
We're back and worse than ever! After a one week hiatus to celebrate Bryan's birthday and reset our brains, we jump ass first into the hottest topics outside of Hot Topic - the most athletic Home Depot employees compete for Olympic gold, Kristen Stewart breaks Robert Pattinson's sparkley heart, Chick-Fil-A fires up the controversy grill, and Arizona continues to make everything awful. I don't heart Huckabee.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Ntbto7 bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS39: Personal Stories, Worst Dates, Car Poop, and Conditioner for Your Insides   
Yee-haw! Bryan's in Texas this week watching Fox News and eating Xanax with his parents, so get personal with Bryan and Erin in this very special pre-recorded Throwing Shade. Erin delights with stories of what happens when you put conditioner in your privates, while Bryan discusses the worst first date he's ever had.it may or may not involove Mischa Barton. With all this heat, you deserve a little shade!   Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Ntbto7 bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS38: Gandhi, Daniel Tosh, Gay Clubs, Gifs   
This week, on a very special Throwing Shade, was Gandhi gay? Did Daniel Tosh go to far? And what's the difference between "gifts" and "gifs"? Bryan and Erin answer these questions and also lie a bunch in this tender, caring, and affectionate Throwing Shade. Keep it dirty!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Mkxcg5 bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS37:Frank Ocean, 4th of July, Women Can't Have It All, Turkey   
Claude have mercy, it's hot! And not just outside, Bryan's been making roasted turkey and chili and hot water all week! Lots of other things happened this week - Katie got Suri, Frank Ocean came out the closet, and Erin read an article in the Atlantic that was really long about how women can't have it all. Baby, you're a firework!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/Mg9FcA bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS36:Anderson Cooper, Donatella Versace and Feminism, Madonna, Katie Holmes   
It's summertime so put on your headphones for a little bit of shade! This week Bryan and Erin talk Underground Rebel Bingo, Anderson Cooper's Coming Out, Donatella Versace's stance on Feminism, and a special phone call with Madonna! Run Katie, run! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http:/bit.ly/LzlRXr bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!!  " target="_blank">Throwing Shade on Get Glue HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS35:Gay Pride Cleveland, Death of Marriage, Shirley MacLaine, Stranger's Sweaters   
Gimme an T! T! Gimme a S! S! What's that spell? Nothing. But it is the initials for Throwing Shade, an irreverent slip 'n slide down the abyss of the disenfranchised.Dive into Bryan and Erin's deep thoughts about the death of marriage Gay Pride Cleveland, Shirley MacLaine and sweaters. Don't forget your papers!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http://bit.ly/LzlRXr bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
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          TS5:Gay Porn Teacher, Tyrese, Robin Hood, and Oriental Rugs   
In the fifth episode of Throwing Shade, Erin and Bryan discuss that teacher who did gay porn, some bizarre new abortion legislation, the wisdom of model Tyrese, and the teen who broke everyone's hearts - Jonah Mowry. Also, Erin melts Bryan's heart with a song. If you're not alive at the end of this, it's because we've killed you with brilliance.
          Can Trump Succeed Where Reagan Failed?   
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

People with family members who were killed by undocumented immigrants meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 29, 2017.

On Thursday, the House passed the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which proposes to withhold federal funding from localities that refuse to cooperate with Trump administration immigration measures aimed at criminal noncitizens and other undocumented people. The bill would also allow individuals and close family members of individuals who are victims of felonies committed by undocumented immigrants who have been released from local or state custody against the advice of federal authorities to file suit against states.

The day before, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called on Congress to work on bipartisan immigration and criminal justice law reforms, adding that cities could use more federal assistance to fight terrorism and crime, and provide mental illness, substance abuse, and reentry programs.

Landrieu said in a letter to House members that local leaders do not want their law enforcement officers involved in federal immigration detention activities, nor do they want to be put in legal jeopardy for possible violations of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures. (A related bill known as Kate’s Law would establish new mandatory minimum prison terms for deported criminals who return to the United States.)

The sanctuary cities battle, like so many of Trump’s hastily conceived and poorly executed policies, appears headed for another showdown, either when the bills arrive in the Senate, or, in the unlikely event that the upper chamber drums up the 60 votes needed to approve them, almost certainly in the courts.

While the Trumpian turmoil is new, past presidents’ attempts to compel localities to comply with federal policies have met with mixed success. A new report, “Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th Century Battle Over South African Apartheid & Lessons for the Trump Era,” from Jobs to Move America and the Center for Media and Democracy, details the 40th president’s efforts to stamp out the U.S. anti-apartheid movement by several means, including denying federal funds to cities and states that took actions against companies that did business in South Africa.

The report explores the mixed outcomes for two cities that sought to stand their ground against this federal overreach. In 1984, the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the backing of the Justice Department, threatened New York City with the loss of transportation dollars unless the city revoked a local ordinance preventing city officials from contracting with businesses that operated in South Africa or used materials from the country. Although Mayor Ed Koch complained all the way up to President Ronald Reagan, the feisty New Yorker finally backed down, declined to take the matter to the courts, and finally reworked the measure to satisfy federal officials and preserve the city’s federal funding.

Two years later, Baltimore, which had crafted a local ordinance requiring city pension funds to divest $1.1 billion from entities that did business with South Africa, also came under fire. The trustees of the pensions funds and the funds’ beneficiaries (who feared significant financial losses in the short timeframe the funds had to comply with the divestment ordinance) joined forces to take the city to court.

The State Department and the National Security Council submitted briefs supporting the trustees and beneficiaries. But Baltimore ultimately prevailed in the state courts, and the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case. By 1991, nearly 100 cities in 28 states had taken a variety of actions against companies doing business in South Africa.

Although an early attempt by Trump to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities was roundly criticized as unconstitutional (the president aimed to usurp powers granted to Congress) and ultimately blocked by a federal judge, Republicans in Congress have stepped up to take their turn at the issue. Federal courts likely will have the final word on whether the federal government can compel states to assist in immigration enforcement activities or whether such provisions infringe on state powers.

Congress can indeed attach conditions to funding, especially if the funding is related to a specific purpose like law enforcement. Since the Supreme Court has indicated its willingness to consider wider immigration questions like those posed by the administration’s travel ban, it is unlikely that the high court would decline to weigh in, as it did in the Baltimore pension funds question.

Like the anti-apartheid activists, sanctuary cities supporters may find that public response to the crisis may compel different responses from Washington. Grassroots efforts to protect undocumented people have sprouted up all over the country; nearly 650 of the country’s more than 3,000 counties have placed limitations on local law enforcement assistance to federal immigration detention efforts.

But the support for such measures is far from solid in the country at large. Lawmakers in more than 30 states have introduced bills to curb cities’ abilities to weigh in on immigration enforcement. A new Gallup poll shows that Americans’ interests in decreasing the numbers of immigrants admitted to the country have not shifted dramatically.

The “Reagan vs. Cities” report also notes that in addition to cutting off federal funds and other measures, Trump’s tactics include “a public relations strategy aimed at vilifying opponents.” The court of public opinion, however, isn’t always malleable. Reagan may have been the “great communicator,” but he was mostly unable to compel cities and states to abandon divestment and other economic strategies aimed at crippling South African apartheid. Trump, if anything, is more of a great alienator than communicator, who will ultimately run up against the numerical impossibility of deporting millions of undocumented people.


          Bridging the Mind-Body Gap in Health Care   
(Photo: Shutterstock)

After the birth of her youngest son nearly 20 years ago, Elay Nantz of Colorado developed carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand, sank into post-partum depression, and attempted suicide. After a three-month stay at a Colorado psychiatric hospital, she endured a carousel of specialists who only wanted to know “What do you want?” or “What do you need?” and then wrote countless prescriptions. If she stood her ground and said the pills weren’t working, they would refer her to another doctor. Two of her four psychiatrists even fell asleep during her counseling sessions. Eventually, she stopped seeking treatment.

Nantz has struggled with depression for most of her life and has bounced in and out of doctors’ offices. She felt that the mental health system just saw her as a wallet to rifle through. “None of them gave a crap about me,” she says.

After she had surgery on her hand in 2009 and began physical therapy, her health improved. But after Nantz got divorced in 2010, she lost her private insurance and went on Medicaid—which her physical therapist did not accept. Her hand grew weak and shook so much that she could not hold a fork. It would tumble to the ground and stay there until one of her three children picked it up. A bad day would lead to deeper depression. She felt worthless.

The combination of depression and carpal tunnel meant she could not work and provide for her children. Her thoughts turned to suicide again: “I felt like the only exit I could see was me dying—my head was a mess—like I was in a cave and I couldn’t get out,” she told The American Prospect. “I was getting ready to kill myself.”

Nantz believed that the health-care system simply viewed her as a depressed woman with shaky hands rather than a 45-year-old mother of three who wanted to work and care for her family. But after running out of other options, she decided to try counseling one more time. In 2015, she met Dr. Yaira Oquendo-Figueroa, a staff psychologist at a Salud Family Health Center in Denver.  

Oquendo-Figueroa took an “integrated care” approach to Nantz’s problems that focused on breaking through the institutional barriers that separate mental and physical health care.  In integrated care settings, behavioral health specialists work together with primary-care doctors to treat individual patients. An ongoing relationship between physicians and a patient is the basis of primary care, and it provides a pathway for coordinating mental health treatment.

Oquendo-Figueroa listened carefully to Nantz’s problems and helped her develop the mental “tools” to steer her thoughts in a positive direction. She also connected her with an acupuncturist to treat her carpal tunnel. “She changed my life and the perception of everything,” Nantz says of Oquendo-Figueroa. “I think she’s a magician.”

Mental and physical care have long occupied distinct silos in the American health-care system. However, if Congress has its way, the treatment gulf between these two areas could become even wider, particularly for poor and low-income people who rely Medicaid, the largest health insurer in the United States.

Medical professionals like Oquendo-Figueroa have redoubled their efforts to offer a program of treatment that addresses psychological issues and physical ailments in tandem—which can go a long way to helping patients like Nantz. “You can’t separate the head from the body,” the doctor says.

Primary-care physicians see the majority of patients with mental health problems in the United States, but they are not trained to provide specialized treatment for mental illnesses. According to Benjamin Miller, a University of Colorado’s School of Medicine psychologist who specializes in linking mental and physical care, fewer than 4 percent of primary-care physicians accurately screen for depression. There has been little change in the percentage of adults who use mental health services, or who report an unmet need for mental health services. Two-thirds of doctors say that they can’t get their patients access to outpatient mental treatment because of a shortage of workers, lack of coverage, or inadequate coverage.

Meanwhile, suicide rates in America have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past 15 years and, of the 20 percent of Americans who suffer from mental illness, only about one-fifth get treatment. “The U.S. health-care system [has] two cultures of care that isolate the mind from the body, and mental health has fallen victim to that,” says Miller.

In the 1970s, Salud Family Health Center opened in northeast Colorado to serve patients who were historically underserved or completely uninsured, like the state’s migrant farm workers. In 2013, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized Salud as a “patient-centered medical home,” a health-care delivery model that promotes strategies like integrated care. This model upends the traditional health-care system by providing mental health care in primary-care settings, where it is most accessible.

For many people, primary-care clinics and doctors’ offices are a safe haven. “People want an [ongoing] relationship with someone, they want to feel connected [and] to know you’re they’re for them,” Miller says. He believes that nurturing these relationships provides patients with an avenue to discuss and manage mental health issues before they become serious.

The Colorado health center includes a mobile legal team that advocates for patients, especially undocumented immigrants or Medicaid recipients who live paycheck to paycheck. The center also sends behavioral health professionals around the clinic to meet patients in other departments. “Let’s say that a patient is coming for a dental cleaning, and the hygienist concludes that the patient may be anxious or depressed,” says Oquendo-Figueroa. “I go there and do a consult right there in the dental area.”

While that practice may seem invasive to people who have health-care plans that cover behavioral therapy, a dental clinic might be the only time that some Medicaid or Medicare recipients can talk to a mental health professional.

Washington State’s Mental Health Integration Project features telepsychiatry to help treat low-income patients on Medicaid and Medicare. Encouraging patients to stay in touch with care managers and consulting psychiatrists over the phone allows those health centers to reach more people, and not just during regular visits.

Anne Shields, the associate director of the University of Washington’s Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions program sees e-medicine as one possible solution to a shrinking, aging workforce of psychiatrists, especially in rural areas of the country where there were never many specialists to begin with. From 1995 to 2014, while the total number of physicians in the United States grew by 45 percent, the number of psychiatrists only increased by 12 percent. In 2010, 59 percent of psychiatrists in the United States were 54 years old or older. “Primary-care settings are very diverse, small practices,” Shields says. “Rural health centers have no more than three people working and they’re not going to be able to hire a behavioral health-care manager.”

While health-care staffing often determines the number and types of services a hospital provides, integrated care relies on coordination between doctors to identify the specific treatments that will work for an individual patient. Using this approach, a small rural health center can strive to provide the same high-quality integrated care that an urban hospital system does.

Yet despite the health benefits that integrated care provides, the American health-care system continues to rely on traditional strategies. Treating mental and physical conditions separately has not only prevented vulnerable populations from accessing treatment, but it has also driven up those costs. Miller has calculated that, on average, physical conditions cost twice as much per person per month to treat when there is a mental illness present as well.

Moreover, mental health crises often play out in emergency rooms, which are the least efficient and most expensive care locations. Integrated care has reduced the patients’ reliance on emergency room treatment by focusing on preventative services, and targeting mild or moderate symptoms before they become severe.

The Cherokee Health System in Tennessee found that integrated care patients used emergency services 68 percent less than the regional average; specialty care 42 percent less; and hospital care 37 percent less. These savings amounted to a 22 percent discrepancy between CHS’s total cost and the regional average.

Most health-care networks prioritize people with serious mental illnesses over patients with mild or moderate symptoms, which prevents people from getting the help they need earlier. “The bulk of mental health services are in the public system, but people can’t get those services until they have had many crises,” says Debbie Plotnick, a vice president of Mental Health America, one the nation’s leading mental health advocacy groups.

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress could tear wide open the existing gap between having insurance that covers mental health treatment and having access to that treatment with their plans to undo the Affordable Care Act. The ACA repeal proposals fail the two-step process Miller of the University of Colorado uses to evaluate potential reforms: “Does this continue to further fragment our experience with health?” he says. “And does this limit my patient’s ability to get access to mental health treatment where they want it?”

Moreover, transforming Medicaid into a block grant program means that mental health programs would take a significant hit as state officials search for savings to offset the federal cuts. Miller believes that integrated care programs would be the first to go, forcing medical professionals to make difficult decisions about whether they can marshal the resources to help people like Nantz. Repealing the ACA would simply take programs designed to bridge the gap between mental and physical illnesses backward—states, Miller says, “can’t take a chance on this right now.” 


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          AIDS-aware, Indian sex workers ignore their children's health - study   

Sex workers in India often give birth in their brothels then ignore the health needs of their growing children for fear of meeting prejudice in the medical system, new research shows. The study interviewed tens of prostitutes servicing the busy west Indian city of Pune, a major IT and auto hub that draws skilled workers from across the country.


          The Soul Lucille Show: Too Hot To Stop   
Lucille DJ is back on the air from the heart of Italy with a killer hour of soul & super heavy funk and a guest spot by John Sinclair with tunes by Kool & The Gang, Margie Joseph, Donald Byrd, Bobby Thurston, Melvin Sparks, Maxayn,...
          review: Foundations of Drawing   
Foundations of Drawing: A practical guide to art history, tools, techniques, and styles by Al Gury Looking for a book to use as a text while teaching yourself to draw (or to improve your drawing skills)? This one is designed for that purpose. Starting off with a history of drawing, Gury moves through prehistory, ancient, […]
          In Florida, 87 Animals Rescued in a Massive Animal Hoarding Case   
FREEPORT, Fla., June 29, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over the past week, Alaqua Animal Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary located in Northwest Florida, has been leading a case in Vernon, Florida where a large number of animals were left to the care of Alaqua after their owner passed away.
          2017 Wimbledon Odds: Roger Federer, Petra Kvitova Tournament Betting Favorites   

Two of the most successful active tennis players at the All England Club head into this year's Wimbledon tournament as the favorites to win it again. But both of them will try to capture the championship despite not being the top seed.

On the gentlemen's side, seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is seeded third for the second year in a row, yet he is listed as +200 chalk (bet $100 to win $200) to take home the title for the eighth time at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

For the ladies, two-time champ Petra Kvitova (2011 and 2014) is a +500 favorite to win her third title as the No. 11 seed over +550 second choice and No. 3 seed Karolina Pliskova.

However, Venus Williams has won Wimbledon five times (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008), which helps explain why she is the +1200 fourth choice to win her sixth title even though she is currently ranked 11th in the world. Venus' sister, Serena, would have been the favorite and top seed as a seven-time winner, but she is skipping the tournament as she is pregnant with her first child.

 

Serena and Andy Murray are the defending singles champions, with the latter listed as the +350 second choice among the men behind Federer. Meanwhile, Venus was just found at fault as the driver in a car accident on June 9 that killed a 78-year-old man, who was a passenger in the other vehicle. Her publicist confirmed Friday she will play in the Grand Slam, according to the Associated Press (h/t Tennis).

Other former men's winners who could be worth betting in addition to Murray (who also won in 2013) include fourth-seeded Rafael Nadal (+400) and second-seeded Novak Djokovic (+600).

Nadal is a two-time winner (2008 and 2010), while Djokovic has taken home three titles (2011, 2014 and 2015). Either Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray has won Wimbledon for each of the past 14 years. That justifies them being the top four choices.

Besides the Williams sisters and Kvitova, Marion Bartoli is the only other woman to win Wimbledon over the past decade. Bartoli won it in 2013 and retired later that year.

Besides Kvitova, Pliskova and Williams, sixth-seeded Johanna Konta of Great Britain (+1200) and 14th-seeded Garbine Muguruza (+900) are also among the favorites for the ladies. Top-seeded Angelique Kerber is further down the betting board at +1400.

Read more Tennis news on BleacherReport.com


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          There have been 57 plane accidents at or near John Wayne Airport in the last 35 years   
The last major plane accident at John Wayne Airport occurred in 1981, when an Air California 737 carrying 109 people crash-landed and burst into flames while dodging another plane on the runway. No one was killed. Since 1982, there have been 57 accidents at or around the airport. Of those, 12 were fatal, according to […]
          First TV Channel for Women Launches in Afghanistan   
The TV station, which focuses on women’s voices and women’s issues, has an all-female staff of presenters and producers.
          How To Make Better-than-the-Box Rice Krispies Treats — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn   
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Rice Krispies Treats, when prepared according to the recipe on the box, are pretty close to perfection. For many years I saw no need to change them, but simplicity has its own way of inviting change, so I started tweaking the recipe, adding ingredients and changing some of the techniques to make a Rice Krispies Treat that's better than any I've ever eaten. That's the recipe I'm sharing here.

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          Feminist Majority Foundation Holds Congressional Briefing on Progress for Afghan Women and Girls   
Featured presenters included Dr. Sima Samar, former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs and current Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; Gaisu Yari, former advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs and a masters’ student in International Relations at Colombia University; and Belquis Ahmadi, Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace.
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          CBPS OQAC Team Leader - Citi - Manila   
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          Two Dead Including Gunman at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital   

A former Doctor opened fire at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx on Friday afternoon—killing one and wounding five others. The crime scene is at 1650 Grand Concourse near 173rd Street in the Mt. Eden section. Seven people total were shot and one victim has died. At least three of the victims are doctors. Police said the suspect […]

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          Innobaby Teethin’ Smart EzGrip Robot Teether   
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          nanny - Rumeeza Khan - Mississauga, ON   
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          Welcome to the big-time, Mo Bamba | Mike Jensen   
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          DevOps Engineer   
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          Executive Chef - Gate Keeper Restaurant - Okanagan, BC   
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          Colt's Single Action Army   
Colt's Single Action Army

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          Professional Stockmaking   
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          Keyholder - Red Apple Stores Inc. - Red Lake, ON   
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          Keyholder - The Bargain! Shop - Red Lake, ON   
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          Associates - The Bargain! Shop - Red Lake, ON   
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          Associates - Red Apple Stores Inc. - Red Lake, ON   
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          Housekeeper/Room Attendant - Killarney Mountain Lodge - Killarney, ON   
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          Outdoor Adventure Customer Service Representative - Killarney Outfitters - Killarney, ON   
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          Esthetician/Massage Therapist - Killarney Mountain Lodge - Killarney, ON   
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          The Case of Syria and the Bleeding Women   
Contrast the almost universal indignation over Trump’s warped Tweets with the complete lack of attention paid to the 500 civilians US airstrikes in Syria have killed in the last month, real bloodshed that is treated as merely being part of the presidential job description. Despite Trump’s own warning a mere two years ago that “we should stay out of Syria,” he now finds himself hip-deep in Syrian blood with no apparent aversion to his predicament. I’m not sure the about the percentage of bleeding women amid the daily carnage in Syria, though it seems to be enough to whet Trump’s appetite for destruction. More
          Deaths in the Amazon: Increase in Indigenous Killings as Brazil’s Political Crisis Deepens   
There has been a significant increase in the number of indigenous people and environmental activists killed over land disputes in Brazil, as human rights experts warn of a dangerous political mood in the nation. New research shared with Greenpeace’s Energydesk by Brazilian human rights NGO Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT), shows that 37 people have been killed in More
          Another Dead Rapist, Mexican-Style   
A young woman known only as Itzel has been exonerated of possible charges after struggling with a rapist for his knife and killing him. The killing brought an end to a two-hour ordeal in which she was kidnapped and assaulted in public upon leaving her school. Whether the death of the rapist is to be More
          Marco Simoncelli   
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          Review: Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses”   
Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was known as the Negro Moses because of his plans to take African-Americans back to Africa. Garvey’s life (he was born in Jamaica) and his attempts to start a shipping line to repatriate American Negroes is a sad story of hopes squashed because of Garvey’s limited skills for implementing his plan—plus the More
          Five-Star Snapshot Brennan Eagles   
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          Sarin used in Syria attack - watchdog   
The world's chemical weapons watchdog said the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozens of people, a report from a fact-finding team seen by Reuters on Thursday showed. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

          Doctor with hidden rifle kills 1, hurts 6 at NYC hospital before killing self   

A doctor with a rifle hidden under a lab coat opened fire Friday at the Bronx hospital where he used to work, killing one physician and leaving several other doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said. The gunman fatally shot himself after first trying to set himself on fire, they said.

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          Philippine police use hospitals to hide executions   
Police in the Philippines have killed thousands in a bloody war on drugs. Now, in this Special Report from Manila, Reuters exposes a disturbing trend of victims arriving at hospitals and being pronounced dead on arrival. As Special Correspondent Clare Baldwin explains, this appears to be a convenient way for police to cover up vicious executions.

          Neil Young - Zuma   
Il titolo è “Zuma” ed è uno dei dischi più particolari del grande repertorio di Neil Young, il “loner” della musica rock americana, il padre del “grunge”, amato dalle giovani generazioni. “Zuma” è un disco di melodie romantiche e canzoni rock, brani che raccontano la vita e poesie che scavano nell’anima. E “Cortez the killer” è il cuore del disco, un brillante esempio di come la storia possa essere raccontata sull’onda del suono di una chitarra elettrica. Un piccolo viaggio nei suoni degli anni Settanta illustrato da Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo.
          2 killed, 7 others - including 13-year old girl - shot in Baltimore on Thursday   

Two men were killed and seven others — including a 13-year-old girl — were wounded in seven separate shootings in Baltimore on Thursday, according to police, pushing the city's 2017 homicide count to 170.

The shootings occurred across the city's west side, beginning shortly after midnight early...


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          The New York Post: Suspect and doctor dead after shooting spree at Bronx hospital: reports   
A man in a white lab coat used an M16 assault rifle to open fire on multiple floors of a Bronx hospital where he used to work as a doctor Friday afternoon, killing one woman and injuring five others, law-enforcement sources said.

          Digital Marketing Specialist - Canonical Ltd. - United Kingdom   
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          1 dead, 6 hurt at NYC hospital; gunman apparently kills self   
NEW YORK — A doctor who used to work at a Bronx hospital returned with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat and opened fire Friday, killing one person and wounding six others before apparently taking his own life, authorities said.
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          Atari Lynx WarBirds game manual a look inside - 10.26.2008   

Atari Lynx WarBirds game manual a look inside - 10.26.2008

Atari Lynx WarBirds game manual a look inside - 10.26.2008

A peek inside the manual for the game WarBirds for the Atari Lynx Portable Entertainment System. This page reads: AERIAL ARMAGEDDON! It's World War I and you are the newest pilot in the Army Air Force. Your eyes almost bug out as you are led to your aeroplane, an awesome biplane fresh from the factory. You look with amazement at the twin front-mounted rapid-fire machine guns. You hear the crackling of the guns, the rip of a hit, and the screaming whine of a crashing enemy plane. The time has come to put your training to the test, to find out what you're really made of. It's time to join the WarBirds! WarBirds is a simulation of aerial combat. You may play alone and hone your skills, but the real thrills come when you engage your friends in deadly dogfights.


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          Who is the Saint of Killers and Why Is He After Jesse in Preacher?   
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The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.

Cardinal George Pell is the third-most powerful official in the Catholic Church as head of the Vatican’s finances. And he’s just been charged multiple sexual assaults in his native Australia. I think it’s time to play this song again.

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky signs into law a bill allowing Bible classes in public schools. I’m sure that not far behind are classes on the Qu’ran, the Bhagvat Gita, Dianetics, and the Books of Bokonon. Any day now.

ProPublica reveals “a trove” of Facebook’s internal documents showing its secret guidelines for determining what is and is not hate speech, and thus able to be censored. And some of it is frankly disturbing:

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company’s global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men. ... White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected. 

Adi Robertson at The Verge notes that Facebook’s task is more or less impossible:

If the company decides to promote a positive social environment without taking clear political sides, it will trend toward a faux neutrality where “hate” is any negative opinion, punishing people who criticize the status quo. But if it admits to an ideological bent, it will have to start formulating political stances on which groups worldwide deserve the most protection from hate. The more social responsibility it accepts, the more liable it is for failing to police its users, and the more power it has to control speech — not just comments to other users, but personal timeline posts or photographs. 

Oh, hey hey hey, make sure you dig the latest Cause & Effect newsletter. It’s got international news, SCOTUS news, and not all of the news is bad!

CFI’s Benjamin Radford is on the panel for a discussion about psychics (along with a bunch of alleged psychics) on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show.

Another “psychic,” Michelle Marks of Dixon, Illinois, is arrested for “exploitation of an elderly person and multiple weapons charges.” Wow she was busy!

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain wanted to see if atheists in Western Europe were more or less closed-minded than the religious. And that’s what they found, more or less:

Atheists tended to show greater intolerance of contradiction, meaning when they were presented with two seemingly contradictory statements they rated one as very true and the other as very false. They also showed less propensity to be able to imagine arguments contrary to their own position and find them somewhat convincing.

A group of scientists and other figures sign on to an initiative called Mission 2020, intended to get greenhouse gas emissions to “curve downward” by 2020, because failing that, the goals of Paris become unattainable. While it’s noble, I am skeptical. Especially after my Point of Inquiry interview with Elizabeth Kolbert earlier this month.

Undaunted by my kind of despair, a “global covenant of mayors” pledging to meet the goals of the Paris accord has brought on board more than 7400 cities.

Cleve Wootson at WaPo introduces us to Michael Tate Reed, the guy who keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments monuments, as he did in Arkansas yesterday:

[In 2014] He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and released under an agreement that required him to continue treatment. He sent a rambling letter to the newspaper apologizing and describing the voices in his head and his attempts to recover from mental health issues. 

Speaking of which, Joseph Frankel at The Atlantic looks at how the phenomenon of “hearing voices” in one’s head—which is sometimes what makes people think they’re psychic, and others say they’re psychotic—may be more common than once thought, and also may be more controllable:

These experiments suggest that auditory hallucinations are the result of the mind failing to brand its actions as its own. Watching what the brain does during these hallucinations may clarify how that works, and what differences in the brain create these experiences. ... Drawing a parallel with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the [researchers] are interested in the extent to which the psychics they saw “might occupy the extreme end of a continuum” of people who hear voices. 

The Mormon Church is taking bold strides into the latter half of the 20th century, offering paid maternity or parental leave to church employees and (hold on to your butts) allowing women to wear pants.

A California health department report says that 111 people have chosen to take their own lives in the first six months of the state’s right-to-die law. 

Uranus isn’t just odd because its name makes you chuckle (which is why I must pronounce it “YURen-uss,” not, you know, the other way). It’s on a crazy 98-degree axis, and its magnetic shield is all wobbly.

When there’s somethin’ strange…in the neighborhood…who you gonna call? The Royal Thai Police Force! They ain’t afraid o’no phi pob. 

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter is a fun, scientific, educational museum experience for the whole family! Oh wait, the city wants them to pay a “safety assessment fee”? I meant to say, it’s a ministry. So, sorry. Exempt. Phew! I mean, “amen.”

My home state of Maine gets its first case of measles in 20 years. Oh god I hope it’s not me! 

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I’m just gonna give this one to Colbert:

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          Doctor kills one and then himself in shooting at hospital where he had worked   
Gunfire broke out at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday afternoon.
          Man who killed two young cousins in New Year hit-and-run jailed for four years   
Nicola Gatto, mitigating, said Gabor Hegedus was “truly sorry”.
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Killarney vintners are applying for special early opening times on Sunday morning, for the first time, as the town prepares to welcome 100,000 visitors in what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year.


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          Darkest Night Bundle   
Darkest Night Bundle
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          Food Scientist   
RI-Kingston, Award winning, growing company looking to add to their team Responsibilities for Food Scientist: · Formulation and product development · Concept development · Pilot and plant trials · Scale-up Requirements for Food Scientist: · BS in Food Science, Chemistry · 3+ years industry lab experience · Formulation/technical experience · Strong math skills · *NO food allergies*
          Chemist II   
IL-North Chicago, BS in Chemistry 2-5 yrs. lab experience or Masters Degree. Solid use of instruments including HPLC, GC, MS, TLC, IR, UV/VIS, NMR and AA. Solid documentation skills, familiarity of GMP, GLP. Able to present findings to larger groups. The Bioanalytical group is looking for an experienced Bio-analytical Scientist/Lab Technician to perform routine/non-routine analysis as well as formulation work withi
          Clinical Operations   
MO-Saint Louis, Job Title: Bioanalyst I Location: St. Louis, MO Position Description • Position's primary purpose is project support through particle characterization using various analytical equipment. • Contractor will be proficient in a laboratory environment. • Good communication, writing and problem solving skills are highly desired. • Attention to detail and thorough documentation of results in electronic l
          Astrology Prediction : Query by Jyoti Kumari (for her husband), from Deo (India)   
Name : Jyoti Kumari (For her husband) Date of Birth : 22-07-1985 Time of Birth : 07:09 Hrs (IST) Place of Birth : Deo (India) Query : Wants to know about my husband whether he continue with the job or start a new business.. Jyoti Kumari, According to Vedic astrology my observations are as follows: 1. Cancer ascendant and lord Moon is in the house of finance and with Mercury lord of expenses and foreign lands. Ascendant has Mars lord of profession and Sun lord of finance, this combination may give very aggressive nature (in majority of cases), blessed by Jupiter which is retrograde. This irritation and aggression may be linked with financial issues, as well professional pressure. 2. Competitiveness and efforts to achieve goal – are casual, which may spoil even wonderful planning and skill too. 3. I Saturn retrograde is spoiling professional approach, Mahadasha lord Rahu and house of profession too. Anterdasha lord is representing house of expenses and may give misleading ideas or confusing or distracting thoughts. 4. It will be better according to your birth chart that you must focus on your job at least till 2019. After this period I have not tested the horoscope. I have not checked Navmansha and Dashmansha (specific chart for profession).Filed under: Query Prediction Responses Tagged: astrology, free predictions, horary, horary analysis, Horoscope query, indian astrology, Kundli queries, paid astrology, Paid Horoscope analysis, psychic readings, vedic astrology
          Welders Required   
VIC-Melbourne, Toll People are seeking applications from qualified Welders with recent industry experience to fill ongoing casual positions in Dandenong South. To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills and attributes: Minimum 3 years of recent experience employed as a welder Relevant Trade qualifications Be physically fit Demonstrated experience with a MIG, ARC & OXY Welder Mechanical a
          High Reach Forklift Operator   
NSW-Sydney, Toll People are currently recruiting for experienced high reach forklift operators. The role will include and not limit to the below skills and job functionalities. Must have experience in the following areas: High reach forklift experience Previous healthcare/pharmaceutical is a huge plus , but not a must Replenishment Worked previoulsy in places where accuracy is paramount. About the Role : Days
          High Reach Forklift Operator   
NSW-Sydney, Toll People are currently recruiting for experienced high reach forklift operators. The role will include and not limit to the below skills and job functionalities. You need to have: Minimum of 2years of highreach forklift driving experience (must have driven Toyota BT forklifts) At least 1 year of RF scanning experience Previous experience working in a transport or warehousing environment Ability
          Doctor accused of sex harassment kills 1 at NYC hospital   
NEW YORK (AP) -- A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman in an attack that left several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said....
          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.

sources:
bloomberg.com | chicagobusiness.com | risnews.com

          Recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash   
WEST GOSHEN, Pa. (AP) -- A man driving down a Pennsylvania highway shot a recent high school graduate in the head, killing her during a road rage incident that authorities described as a high speed &quot;cat-and-mouse game&quot; as the two tried to merge into a single lane....
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          7 Ways to Brighten Your Horizon Forever   

You're reading 7 Ways to Brighten Your Horizon Forever, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

  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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          WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE THE LEGO ® NINJAGO® MOVIE VIDEO GAME   
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE THE LEGO ® NINJAGO® MOVIE VIDEO GAME Players Will Experience the Action-Packed Movie as Their Favourite Characters While Mastering the Art of “Ninjagility”  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game that will allow players to delve into the world of the new big-screen animated adventure The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and STEAM on September 22, 2017. “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game brings the non-stop action and thrilling combat of the film into the living room so kids can embark on their own Ninjago adventures,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Enhanced movements will help players traverse Ninjago with the fluidity and grace of a secret ninja warrior and improve their combat skills.” “The LEGO Group is pleased to extend the Ninjago play experience with The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “Fans will love playing as their favourite Ninjago heroes and joining an epic adventure of good versus evil.” In the game, players battle their way through waves of enemies with honour and skill as their favorite ninjas Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu to defend their home island of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. To do so, they must master the art of Ninjagility which allows them to traverse Ninjago by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills.  Players can harness the power of Spinjitzu combat to defend Ninjago together. The game features eight large, action-packed locations based on the story of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Each location includes its own unique Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test and battle with increasingly tougher enemies. And with Battle Maps, players can go up against their friends and family in four different game modes, with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. # # # About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. About TT Games TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Indiana Jones™, LEGO® Batman™ and LEGO® Harry Potter™, as well as popular titles LEGO®Marvel™ Super Heroes, LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers and LEGO® Jurassic World™.  Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families. About The LEGO Group The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. About The LEGO NINJAGO Movie In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.  Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.  Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu. Opening September 22, 2017 (USA), “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Olivia Munn, and Jackie Chan.  It is directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, from a screenplay by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys. “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” is produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Maryann Garger and Chris McKay. Executive producers are Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone, with John Powers Middleton as co-producer.  From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. © 2017 The LEGO Group. ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (S17) LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME software © 2017 TT Games Ltd.  Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group.  LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and the Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO group. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE © The LEGO Group & Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. “”and “PlayStation” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. “” is a trademark of the same company. © 2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.  All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.
          Why Do People Want to Kill Each Other Over Politics?   
A philosophically-trained writer at the Federalist says it's because we view the government's power as far more necessary to life and its goods than it really is.
If government power is the people’s best and only hope, then to deny the use of that power, or even to exercise it in the wrong way, is just like killing people. So you are naturally going to long to see the political malefactors behind such a policy struck down, for the same reasons we love the scene in the action movie when the bad guy finally falls off the skyscraper and gets what’s coming to him.

This attitude is not strictly limited to the provinces of the Left where we currently see it so flamboyantly displayed. As we have recently discovered, some on the Right also look to government for salvation, hoping that the right kind of limits on trade and immigration, the right deals made by the right dealmaker, will solve all of our problems—and anyone who doesn’t support that leader is a traitor.

But the basic idea of government as salvation is associated more with the Left, because expanding the power of government is their primary political cause.
Is he right about that? Vox argues that it's impossible to tell conservatives apart from their caricature of conservatives -- and for them, I don't doubt that this is true. Republicans want to kill the poor in order to provide tax cuts for the rich, and that's the only way to understand the policy they're proposing.

I don't care a bit about tax cuts for the rich, but I'd like to see the government get completely out of health care. My reasoning has two parts: most importantly, because government-run health care poses severe challenges to human liberty; less importantly, because the government's effectively-unlimited money distorts markets and produces runaway price inflation. If the government must be involved at all, it should be on the back end, quietly repaying expenses for qualifying veterans (and potentially certain very poor individuals) so that no one realizes that there's an unlimited pool of money they could chase. Then people's capacity to come up with the money up front would serve as a market brake on the inflation, and yet veterans would be able to pursue the health care they want from the doctors they choose -- not ones imposed on them by an uncaring, massive bureaucracy.

But I suppose that's tantamount to saying that I want people to die.


          American Pravda: The KKK and Mass Racial Killings   
Over the last few decades, I doubt that any American political organization has received greater negative attention in our national news and entertainment media than the Ku Klux Klan, or KKK. For example, although white activist David Duke left that group over 35 years ago, the media still often identifies him as one of its...
          Elder - Reflections of a Floating World (2017)   

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Artist: Elder
Title: Reflections of a Floating World
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Armageddon
Genre: Stoner Rock, Progressive Rock, Post-Rock
Quality: 320 / FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 64:21 min
Total Size: 150 / 430 MB
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Tracklist:
1. Sanctuary
2. The Falling Veil 11:12
3. Staving Off Truth 10:18
4. Blind
5. Sonntag
6. Thousand Hands

Reflections of a Floating World is Elder's fourth full length album and second LP released via Stickman Records (EU) and Armageddon Label (US). Long, undulating and dense tracks float between psychedelic passages and progressive rock without missing a beat; adventurous and unpredictable songs are punctuated by hypnotic jams, all colored by the tendency toward melody and dynamism that has become the band's hallmark. In keeping with their motto of expanding and expanding upon their repertoire, guest musicians Mike Risberg and Michael Samos joined the core three in the studio to add extra guitar, keys and pedal steel, adding vibrancy and lushness to the album. In all regards, Reflections shows a band with a clear vision honing their skills with every year.

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          Optician/Ophthalmic Technician - All across Canada - LASIK MD - Canada   
If you are motivated by the potential to learn technical skills in a medical environment, love connecting with people and relish the opportunity to build your...
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          Vanish has shared a new song featuring Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills.   
Official press release: New Jersey-based post-hardcore group Vanish recently announced their debu...
          Morning Joe hosts: Trump team blackmailed us with a National Enquirer story   

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behavior” in a Washington Post column where they alleged that “this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked.” Brzezinski and Scarborough wrote they ignored the “desperate pleas” from the White House.

The Enquirer, which endorsed Trump during the presidential election, frequently smeared his opponents during the presidential campaign with anonymously sourced stories and disreputable claims from Trump confidant Roger Stone.  

The Washington Post column came in response to personal attacks made against the duo by Trump, who wrote yesterday on Twitter: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..” “...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”

Scarborough discussed the Enquirer incident on the June 30 broadcast of Morning Joe, describing a bizarre blackmail scheme orchestrated by Trump and senior White House officials: “They said if you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story. I had, I will just say, three people at the very top of the administration calling me, and the response was like, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Brzezinski said the calls occurred during the same time period when the Enquirer was harassing her teenage children.

Trump reacted to the Enquirer allegation on Twitter, calling it “FAKE NEWS” and claiming Scarborough called him in an attempt to stop a story from running. Scarborough responded by writing, “Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months.”

In March 2016, the Post reported that Trump has a “very cozy relationship” with the Enquirer and quoted the New York Daily News’ comment that he is “very close” to the tabloid’s chief executive, David Pecker. A business associate of Pecker’s told The New Yorker that Pecker told him “very bluntly that he had killed all sorts of stories for Trump,” and Pecker himself acknowledged that he views potential stories "bashing Trump" as "bashing American Media" -- the Enquirer's parent company -- because Trump is "a personal friend." The profile also reported that Trump has personally provided Pecker with stories.   

Scarborough referenced the friendship between Trump and Pecker on Morning Joe, saying, “What makes it even worse for them is Donald Trump called me during the campaign and bragged about his friend who ran the National Enquirer. He would always say, ‘Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen that story in the Enquirer?’ And then he would talk about it.”

Scarborough added, “There were all these stories that were planted in the National Enquirer for people that Donald Trump wanted to attack and then he would talk about on the campaign trail.”

In one infamous case, the Enquirer published a baseless cover story alleging that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Trump subsequently promoted the bogus story about his then-primary opponent during a Fox News appearance where he said, “I mean, what was he doing -- what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting?” He also complained that not enough people were reporting on the conspiracy theory.

Under fire for advancing the baseless claim, Trump responded by defending the Enquirer’s reputation, saying, “This was a magazine that frankly, in many respects, should be very respected.”

Pecker is reportedly considering a bid to take over Time Inc., which owns Time magazine, Fortune, and other media properties. The move would surely please Trump, who in 2013 repeatedly used social media to boost the idea that Pecker should run the company.

Update:

New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that according to "three sources familiar with the private conversations," Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was in contact with Scarborough about a then-upcoming Enquirer story about Scarborough's not-yet-public relationship with Brzezinski. Kushner reportedly "told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story":

According to three sources familiar with the private conversations, what happened was this: After the inauguration, Morning Joe’s coverage of Trump turned sharply negative. “This presidency is fake and failed,” Brzezinski said on March 6, for example. Around this time, Scarborough and Brzezinski found out the Enquirer was preparing a story about their affair. While Scarborough and Brzezinski’s relationship had been gossiped about in media circles for some time, it was not yet public, and the tabloid was going to report that they had left their spouses to be together.

In mid-April, Scarborough texted with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner about the pending Enquirer story. Kushner told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story. (A spokesperson for Kushner declined to comment). Scarborough says he refused, and the Enquirer published the story in print on June 5, headlined “Morning Joe Sleazy Cheating Scandal!”


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          Top Of The Table – The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire   

Dozens of tabletop games over the years have alluded to the mobster world of The Godfather, and a few have even offered an actual licensed take on the classic film of New York mafia, with its devastating betrayals and family intrigue. But until Corleone’s Empire, I’ve never played a game that so perfectly captures the mood and themes of that memorable movie. Designer Eric M. Lang has been behind some of the most thematically rich and rewarding tabletop games of recent years, and publisher CMON has an eye for stellar production values. Add in some truly evocative art from Karl Kopinski, and The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire nails the setting and tone of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, while simultaneously offering a rousing and fast-paced game of strategy and sudden, devastating treachery. 

Corleone’s Empire is a game of worker placement and area control. Two to five players each take on the role of a New York crime family, working to shake down businesses across the boroughs, complete jobs like extortions and backroom deals, and bribe allies into cooperation with your nefarious activities. Don Corleone looms over your criminal projects as the Godfather of organized crime in the city, and you must be careful to launder and hide away your money, as the excess will go in tribute to him at the end of each act. Along the way, it’s your acquisition of illegal goods like guns, booze, blood money, and eventually, narcotics, which fuel your illicit affairs. Turf changes hands all the time, new businesses open for exploitation, and minions are murdered in violent car bomb explosions and drive-by shootings; figures regularly move from the board spaces into the Hudson River after they meet an untimely end. The theming is richly imagined and appropriately tied up in crime and sudden dramatic turns of fate that reshape the contours of the session.

CMON has established a reputation for its great miniatures and top-notch art, and both are in full evidence throughout Corleone’s Empire. The rulebook and cards are filled with brooding character art of the city’s mid-20th century criminals and civic officials. Individual uncolored miniatures are detailed and varied, offering up different visuals for each family Don, Consigliere, and Heir. A horse-head token indicates first-turn status. Every player even has a literal metal suitcase that holds laundered money away from prying eyes. And the New York board map is thoughtfully designed and attractive, appropriately appointed without ever feeling crowded, even in the game’s later busy turns. Everything reinforces and recalls the film. I’m also a big fan of the board’s use of shapes tied to the bases of individual minis and components; even newcomers to the game can quickly grasp where each piece should be played, from hexagonal control markers to square spots that match your family’s thug minis.


Corleone's Empire supports two to five players, but plays best with four or five

The clever nods to the movie would be for naught without a solid game framework. Behind the mafioso concept, smartly structured and briskly paced gameplay unfolds. Split into four roughly similar acts, the game layers on complexity through the gradual introduction of new figures, businesses, allies, and resources. Reach Act II, and your Consigliere mini joins the team. Bid more than your opponents, and perhaps you can lure the Mayor to aid your family in Act III. Risk entry into the dangerous world of narcotics in the late game, and you’ve got a new flexible resource that can help fuel any job. 

In the most important phase of each act, players take turns deploying their miniatures onto designated spots across New York City, shaking down businesses like the Barbershop, Korean Laundry, and Gun Dealership, and acquiring the designated resource. Have the most figures in an area, and you gain control of that borough in the subsequent turn, meaning you get a piece of the action every time a player hits up that business in the future. Gathered resources let you complete jobs, which usually offer both concrete rewards and a way to screw over your opponents; you gain money (or launder it) while potentially killing off opponent pieces in key locations across the board. Your own carefully laid plans can be shattered by an opposing player’s machinations. If that sort of messing with each other angers you, Corleone’s Empire is likely to frustrate almost constantly. For me, the sudden changes in fortune communicated a delightful nod to the precipitous and dramatic turns of the movie.  In the end, it’s a combination of acquired money, control exerted around the city, and jobs completed that determine the crime family that will rule New York and win the game.

For a game with so many interlocking systems of resources, control points, and different paths to money and victory, I’m impressed by the ease of play. Down time between turns is very low, as each figure’s placement on the board has a clearly marked consequence and acquisition. In my experience, the game is at its best with four or five players, as interlocking webs of alliances accrue, and players in the lead are suddenly ganged up upon by other players who feel threatened. The abrupt and disastrous falls from a hard-won lead are painful, but bearable since the game completes in a moderate playtime; a two-hour session is enough to finish one game, and for most player groups, that might even be enough to try a second run on the same evening of play, allowing new alliances and grudges to form.  


Each player called a small tin "metal suitcase" to store their money and completed job cards

Strangers to The Godfather may be stymied by the constant references to the movie. But it’s clear that’s a sacrifice that the designer is willing to make, foregoing overt explanations about things like the taking or leaving of canolis, for instance, and instead letting players recognize narrative flavors and moments wherever they can find them. The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire does justice to its inspiration, and the dip into gangster fantasies is a welcome change of pace from more fantastical settings. 

If Corleone’s Empire sounds like a good fit for your friends, you won’t have long to wait to track down a copy; pre-orders are available now, and official launch is July 28th of this year. If you’re looking for something of a different flavor than tommy guns and restaurant assassinations, make sure and click on the Top of the Table banner below and check out some other recent recommendations. If you’d like some additional personal recommendations or advice on tabletop games, feel free to drop me a line via email or Twitter – I’m always happy to share some suggestions to find the perfect gaming fit for your group.  


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Is there anything that says summer 
more than a carpet of grass just cut?
And the smell!!
Is there anything better?

We are having those afternoon thundershowers that I love so much.
You can see the dark clouds in the picture above.
There is so much to praise God for just sitting in my back yard.


After almost four years I love our home even more.
I love the color of the bricks
and the big windows that let in all of the sunlight.
What a blessing from God...
Lots of room to enjoy our families and to entertain.


I love this back porch.
Perfect spot to sit and watch a thunderstorm,
to talk to my daughter early in the morning,
to pray and offer thanksgiving
to the God to whom it all belongs.
Love to watch Bubba cook on the grill...
steaks tonight, delicious.

"This Ezra went up from Babylon,
 and he was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses, 
which the Lord God of Israel had given;
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because the hand of the Lord his God was upon him."
Ezra 7:6

I just finished reading the book of Ezra.
God restores.
Love His word!!




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          Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry: Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer - Electrical Bias   
£25k - £31k pa + Pension + 28 Days Holidays: Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry: MULTI-SKILLED MAINTENANCE ENGINEER ELECTRICAL BIAS PRESTON £25,000 to £31,000 PER ANNUM Overtime Pension DAYS (7am - 4pm) Due to an increase in production output, our client, a true market leader within the Manufacturing Industry has an urgent requirement Preston
          Where Were The Vapers?   
I find this truly staggering from ASH. They had a stall this week at The Chartered Trading Standards Institute conference and were giving out information about e-cigs. So who did they invite to do it?


Erm, why didn't they invite some vapers?

Tobacco control, especially ASH, have no real idea about e-cigs whatsoever. The extent of ASH's knowledge is so bloody piss poor that they lobbied ferociously in favour of Article 20 of the TPD which - in their own parlance - will kill hundreds of thousands of people.

Now, I happen to know that ASH know very many perfectly capable vapers who could have given some great insights into e-cigs at this event, far better than anything Breathe2025 could possibly have done.

It would also have been a very good opportunity for Trading Standards Officers to meet vapers first-hand and hear truly expert testimony as to how unduly harsh enforcement of the TRPR could have some dire unintended consequences for both freedom of choice and public health.

So why did ASH not ask the vapers that they know very well, and speak to very often, to come along to this conference? I'm pretty sure they would have jumped at the opportunity.

A bit whiffy, isn't it? 

          Tj’s Boxing Academy   
Tj’s Boxing Academy is a full service boxing gym, where people of all ages and skill levels can come and receive professional personal training while learning the “Sweet Science” of boxing. Whether your goal is weight loss, to improve your cardio, tone up your muscles, or to persue a career read more
           Correction: Train-Teenager Killed story    
CLIFTON, Va. (AP) - In a story June 29 about a girl being hit and killed by a commuter train in Virginia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two...
          Commence CEO Caretsky Shares Change Management Plan for Distributors   

Commence CEO Caretsky Shares Change Management Plan for Distributors

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/30/2007 -- One of the best ways that industrial organizations have found to make sure implementations "stick" is to have the management involved. When sales training is reinforced by management, the sales skills taught during training produced a 15% permanent increase in productivity.

Management needs to be involved in more than a cosmetic fashion. A senior member of the management team needs to attend the training, and this same manager should inspect the sales activities for a period of time to make sure they continuously are consistent with the new sales skills introduced during the training.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg/), "By implementing a formalized sales process, distributors and manufacturers are fundamentally changing the way people do their jobs on a daily basis. There will be natural resistance." Caretsky suggests to develop a lean change management plan, the following questions should be answered:

• What motivation do sales people have to use the new system?
• What potential barriers are there to implementation?
• How can I overcome those barriers?
• How will I know if the implementation is successful?
• What do I expect during the transition?
• Who can people go to if they have questions?

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

Commence offers 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 CRM solutions with the award winning Commence 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-10207.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer   

Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer Relationship Management

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

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

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

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

STEP I: Needs Analysis

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

STEP II: Project Planning

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

STEP III: Implementation

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

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

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

STEP V: Deployment & Training

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM via the STEP System   

Industrial CRM via the STEP System

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

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

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

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

STEP I: Needs Analysis

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

STEP II: Project Planning

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

STEP III: Implementation

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

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

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

STEP V: Deployment & Training

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Lean Industrial CRM Teaches Methods to Avoid Dirty Data   

Commence Lean Industrial CRM Teaches Methods to Avoid Dirty Data

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/22/2006 -- In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "One of the most important things you can do when you decide to automate sales is to have one person responsible for the administration of your database. Unless you have a particularly business savvy IT department with hours to spare, you should probably look for an employee within your marketing and sales team. This person would maintain the data quality, reviewing new data that your team enters, and adjusting it as necessary. These people typically become experts at other valuable skills, such as creating reports, making minor customizations, and can be great at training new employees to use the system."

Caretsky suggests that Lean CRM is has many important variables. "With unreliable data, industrial distributors and manufacturers have reported they were unable to reap most of the benefits of a sales and marketing database. Salespeople will quickly realize the data is inaccurate, and revert to old habits to make sure they have the information they need to service customers. Another potential downfall is reduced customer service. The last thing you want is for customers to feel like you don't know them, especially if you've been doing business with them for years. But this is exactly what can happen if customer data is entered incorrectly, out of date, or mismanaged. This is problem is exacerbated by the prevalence of legacy systems in industrial organizations with decades of "dirty data". "

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-9095.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

STEP I: Needs Analysis

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

STEP II: Project Planning

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

STEP III: Implementation

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

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

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

STEP V: Deployment & Training

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Glass Cabinet Knobs For Kitchen Cabinet Elegance    
More homeowners are choosing glass cabinet knob installation or replacement as a sure way of changing the look of their kitchen... Manufacturers have recognized this and have expanded their selections. Knob replacement offers the chance to kill two birds with one stone, you can get the function you need and personalize the style of your kitchen with a fresh and dramatic new look, without a complete remodel.
          Commence Corporation Profiles Lean Change Management Plan   

Commence Corporation Profiles Lean Change Management Plan

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/18/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "By implementing a formalized sales process, distributors and manufacturers are fundamentally changing the way people do their jobs on a daily basis. There will be natural resistance." Caretsky suggests to develop a lean change management plan; the following questions should be answered:

• What motivation do sales people have to use the new system?
• What potential barriers are there to implementation?
• How can I overcome those barriers?
• How will I know if the implementation is successful?
• What do I expect during the transition?
• Who can people go to if they have questions?

One of the best ways that industrial organizations have found to make sure implementations "stick" is to have the management involved. When sales training is reinforced by management, the sales skills taught during training produced a 15% permanent increase in productivity.

Management needs to be involved in more than a cosmetic fashion. A senior member of the management team needs to attend the training, and this same manager should inspect the sales activities for a period of time to make sure they continuously are consistent with the new sales skills introduced during the training.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

Commence offers 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 CRM solutions with the award winning Commence 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-8147.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Military disrupting life in Deir Abu Mash’al for 2 weeks, since 3 residents killed Border Police officer   

The Palestinian village of Deir Abu Mash'al lies some 25 kilometers northwest of Ramallah. It has a population of about 5,000, many of whom work in Ramallah. About 150 of the residents work in Israel and have to cross the Ni'lin checkpoint on their commute every day. On the evening of Friday, 16 June 2017, three residents of the village carried out an attack near Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem, killing Border Police Officer Hadas Malka, 23, and wounding four other people. The three assailants, Baraa Saleh, 18, ‘Adel ‘Ankush, 18, and Ousama ‘Ata, 19, were shot to death by Israeli security forces over the course of the attack. Ever since then, Israel has been disrupting the lives of all residents of the village, although they were not involved in the attack and have not been accused of any wrongdoing.

Following the attack, Border Police officers and soldiers entered the village and imposed several restrictive measures. On the night of the attack itself, Israeli security forces installed an iron gate at the main entrance to the village and refused to let anyone cross it in either direction, neither on foot nor by car. The military also blocked off the three dirt roads leading to the village with stones and piles of earth. The next day, village residents removed some of the blockage from two roads, enough to enable only a four-wheel drive to get through. This recurred over the following days, with the military blocking the roads and residents removing the obstacles.

Soldiers stand beside the gate installed by the military at the main entrance to the village. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17
Soldiers stand beside the gate installed by the military at the main entrance to the village. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17

On Monday, 19 June 2017, security forces allowed most of the village residents to leave the village on foot via the main entrance, barring men between the ages of 15 and 25. The next day, the forces opened the gate part of the way, allowing cars through but only after lengthy checks, including searches of the cars. The ban on exit by men aged 15 to 25 remained in place.

It wasn’t until the evening of Saturday, 24 June 2017, when the high holiday of ‘Eid al-Fitr began, that security forces made travel by car easier. Nonetheless, the iron gate remains in place and forces are stationed beside it some of the time, performing random checks.

In addition to the restrictions on movement, which have affected the entire population of the village, security forces confiscated some 50 vehicles from residents for ostensibly lacking licenses. In addition, 50 village residents who work in Israel – all from the assailants’ extended families – had their work permits revoked. The permits were revoked when they reached the checkpoint on their way to work, without prior notice and with no opportunity to challenge the decision.

On Sunday, 18 June, soldiers raided five homes in the village, three of them belonging to the families of the assailants. The soldiers informed the parents of the assailants that their houses for the actions of their sons. If this occurs, 15 people, including 5 innocent minors, will be left without a roof over their heads.

In one home, the soldiers damaged property and left a mess behind them. ‘Adel ‘Ankush’s mother, 46, was arrested on 21 June and is still in custody. On 29 June, forces again entered the village, arresting ‘Ancush’s father and searching Ousamah Ata’s home once again.

When the forces first entered the village, violent altercations erupted between them and local residents, during which two young men from the village were hurt. They were taken to hospital in Ramallah in an ambulance that had to use a bypass dirt road. Three days later, on 19 June, security forces returned to the village at 5:00 A.M. and went into a home to carry out arrests. This also resulted in altercations in which two more local residents were hurt. The clashes ended when the forces left the village at around 8:00 A.M.

For almost two weeks now, ever since the attack, the military has been disrupting the lives of all 5,000 or so residents of the village, although they have been accused of no personal wrongdoing. This automatic form of retaliation has become a matter of policy for the military, in a cynical abuse of its power to mistreat civilians. This kind of collective harm is morally and legally indefensible.

One of the dirt roads blocked by the military. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17
One of the dirt roads blocked by the military. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 19 June '17

On 21 June 2017, B’Tselem field researcher 'Amer 'Aruri spoke with two village residents who feared to disclose their names, and with another who agreed to be identified.

A village resident who preferred to remain anonymous related:

I’m a merchant, and I have a permit to enter Israel. On Saturday I wasn’t able to leave, but on Sunday, 18 June, I had to get to the bank in Ramallah. I have a regular car that can’t drive on the unpaved farm roads, so I borrowed my brother’s four-wheel drive. It took me about half an hour on the farm road just to get to Deir Nidham, and there I took the main road to Ramallah. The trip took almost an hour. Usually, it takes half an hour at most to get to Ramallah.

On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, I heard that the soldiers had opened the gate and lifted the closure. At around eleven o’clock in the morning, I set out in my car towards the main exit. When I got there, I saw that the soldiers were still there. They opened the iron gate part of the way. Cars were going both ways and the soldiers were checking every single car going in or out, as well as the IDs of the passengers. There was a huge traffic jam at the entrance. 

When it was my turn, the soldier went through my car from top to bottom. He even popped the hood and opened the trunk. He checked my ID and asked me sarcastically if I had an M16 . I said no and drove off.

Another resident said:

I am from the ‘Ata family. I work in construction inside Israel. On Sunday, 18 June 2017, at around four o’clock in the morning, I got to Ni’lin checkpoint after going the long way on a farm road to get out of the village. There were five more laborers with me in the car, four of them from our family. At the checkpoint, they only let the laborer who wasn’t from our family through. They turned the rest of us back. I asked the guard why I wasn’t allowed across, and he said our family was “causing trouble”.

I couldn’t do anything that day, so I went back home. Other laborers from the ‘Ata, ‘Ankush and Saleh families told me that the exact same thing happened to them. 

I have five children and no other source of income. The day I went back home, my employer called me and said that if I didn’t come in to work, he’d fire me. I don’t know what I’ll do if they don’t give me my permit back. ‘Eid al-Fitr is coming up and I don’t think I’ll be able to buy the kids clothes, as is the custom on high holidays. I’m worried that if I don’t go back to work, I’ll need the money to put food on the table. 

Muhammad Faiz Muhammad ‘Ata, a married father of five, said in his testimony:

Damaged property and mess left by soldiers in the 'Ata home. Photo courtesy of the family, 21 June '17

I live in the al-Mu’alaka neighborhood in the village, in  a two-story building. The second story is still under construction. We have a livestock pen next to the house. 

Today, 21 June 2017, at six in the morning, I heard loud banging on the door. I opened it and found myself facing soldiers and an officer. The officer ordered me to lie down on the floor, but I refused. One of the soldiers grabbed me and sat me down on the floor. The other soldiers came in and started searching our home. I got up immediately and followed them. I told them my wife and children were asleep, but it was no use.

The soldiers went into the kitchen and threw the dishes on the floor. The sound of the breaking dishes woke my wife and children. When they saw the soldiers in the house, some of them started crying. Several soldiers went into our bedroom and started throwing our clothes on the floor. They also turned over the couches and the tables in the living room. I asked the officer if they had a search warrant. He said: “They kill Jews and want a search warrant”?

This went on for about an hour. They left a terrible mess all over the house. In the kitchen, they broke dishes and spilled rice. They broke a livestock milking pump that we were keeping on the second story. They turned the living room upside down and left clothes all over the floor in our bedroom. I don’t know what they were looking for and why they came into our house. They refused to tell me. 

Photos: Damaged property and mess left by soldiers in the 'Ata home. Photos courtesy of the family, 21 June '17

Damaged property and mess left by soldiers in the 'Ata home. Photo courtesy of the family, 21 June '17


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          Episode 112: You Killed Daddy!   

Episode 112. Aloha! James Mane and Russell Kealoha are back for another episode of Hawaii’s only Comedy Podcast, Guys With Issues! This week we give [...]

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By Paul-Marin NgoupanaBANGUI, June 30 (Reuters) - At least 22 people have been killed in three days of fighting in a town in southeastern Central African...
          Quality Dent Surgico At a Glance   


The Company:
Almost a decade back, after completing the university education 2 close friends, belong to the famous industrial city of Pakistan “Sialkot”, joined the forefathers business of surgical and dental instruments manufacturing that was running as a local business since decades back by the forefathers. After spending initial time in the local industry as an experience, an export company Quality Dent Surgico came into existence.

After the practical manufacturing experience, the company took part in supplying and managing its products into the international market place. Initially it wasn’t quite easy to make a name in international market, but the rigorous struggle, efforts, and the help of most experienced elders made it possible to penetrate into the international market place and leave a positive impact and quality recognition.

Now, the company Quality Dent Surgico is enjoying its well reputation internationally and locally as well in terms of its commitment, service and quality products. In Quality Dent Surgico, it is believed that the business partners are the strength of the company and its team is the back bone.

Quality Recognition:
All QDS’ instruments are produced with high standard stainless steel and are carefully checked and inspected during all production operations and processes to ensure that they meet the international standards. All operations are carried out by qualified personnel with the aim of providing high quality and complete customer satisfaction.
In this connection, Quality Dent Surgico has already been certified and approved by the international bodies in the following scopes:
  • ISO 9001:2000 by QAI with Accreditation of UKAS - UK
  • ISO 13485:2005 by QAI with Accreditation of UKAS - UK
  • CE by Blue Star Company – UK
  • cGMP by FDA – USA
Corporate Social Responsibilities:
Quality Dent Surgico feels great pride to have an extra-ordinary and dynamic environment, and being socially responsible company it gives all benefits and facilities to its employees from worker to manager, which are admissible under the laws of our country.

Quality Dent Surgico takes care of health and safety matters of its employees, as it is believed in QDS that its team/employees are the backbone of the company and they are the people success is associated with. The company, on itself alone, is nothing more than a name, but the team makes the Quality Dent Surgico a complete company with the environment that is continuously filled with the skilled workers and management the company in real belongs to.

QDS' Values:
Quality Dent Surgico believes in fair trade, the secret of QDS’ success comprises on its core values that have always been ahead to do business with customers/buyers. The values which are the basis to develop un-breakable relations, to make a solid and trustful co-ordination, to initiate the huge progress mutually, to win the confidence for products and service, to strengthen the relations on the long term basis and to make the Quality Dent Surgico as one of the most wanted suppliers.

QDS’ core values consist of:
  • Fair Trade
  • Truthfulness
  • Best Possible Moral and Product Support
  • Understanding the Customer’s Behavior to the Best Appropriate Extent
  • Following the Ethical Laws
  • Following and Honoring the National and International Laws, Rules and Regulations

QDS' Vision:
Quality Dent Surgico’s vision is not less than a mission that is always highlighted in the quality policy. Behind every successful mission there is always a vision through which an organization runs and operates.

QDS’ vision comprises on:
  • To maintain the best quality control on the products always
  • To leave the most positive image of its products throughout the world
  • To simplify the trade with the competitiveness of advanced trade methods
  • To enhance the capabilities and technology in accordance with the new eras and modernizations
WHY QDS':
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          Buzzkill: Cox Communications Expands 1TB Data Cap To More Markets, Preps Unlimited Tier   
Buzzkill: Cox Communications Expands 1TB Data Cap To More Markets, Preps Unlimited Tier Brace yourselves, Arizona residents—if you receive broadband Internet service from Cox Communications, you are about to be hit with a 1-terabyte data cap. Arizona is one of four new locations where the Internet service provider is expanding its 1TB data cap, bringing the total number of territories with a data limit to 13. Customers in Louisiana,
          Forklift Operator - Fort Green, FL - CRH-Oldcastle - Wauchula, FL   
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          In a Lonely Place (1950): “Film noir as an opera of male fury”   
In a Lonely Place (1950): “Film noir as an opera of male fury”
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          i WOODY not, if i were u   
Don't mind me. Just finished S1 of the fabulous Grace & Frankie on Netflix. 

RV life is kind of a Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own kind of writerly dream for me. 

We rented our first RV for our first trip to b o n n a r o o. We wanted AC, a potty, a shower, and a fridge. We got a fridge. 

The crew from Woody RV Rentals LLC. in Georgetown / Hutto delivered the Voyage Winnebago to my mother's house not in the same condition of their website's YouTube video. "She" (as the delivery men referred to the vehicle) {can I insert gag noises} arrived weathered. 

 
 
So, not that! ^^^

Like it had cigarette burns in the carpet!

Anyhoo. On y va.
 
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

 

After carefully covering every inch of interior cloth with Lysol, Clorox wipes, and my mother's sheets, the five of us set off on this fantastic voyage from Ktown to the infamous Roo. 

About three minutes into the trip we realized that the rear AC unit was blowing out hot air. 

Yep. That happened. 

Then the cup holder / engine cover blew off inciting Farmer Guy to fear filled cursing. 

Then we stopped for an overnight sweltering stay in Hope, Arkansas at the Wal-Mart. We had to purchase a box fan and bug spray for a noticeably growing ant infestation. 

IKR? Interesting an ant infestation in an RV that had not been rented according to Woody's in over six months. Things that make you go hmmmm.

There was this faint odor settling. It became more and more less faint as the heat from the generator continued climbing toward Hell temperatures, but more about that in bit. 

And it WILL be addressed. In the words of Big Freedia....I didn't come to play with you hoes, I came to slay..." 

But later!!!

Because well... BONNAROO!!! Happy Roo! High five to you! Happy Roo! And high five to you!!!

Hands down Manchester, Tennessee during Bonnaroo, not Disney, is the happiest place on Earth. Well, maybe not Disney during the holiday season... it's a toss-up or maybe meme chose???

We arrived after midnight, the kids immediately scurried away to behold Kevin Abstract. Farmer Guy and I adjusted to this interesting landscape--- a sea of tents   enveloped by mountains of RVs sprinkled in starlight. 

And...

After a hard night sleep with that ever growing smell, I showered. It was fabulous and it was my last. The whole shower ---door, knob, spigot, and all crumbled shortly after that. I think all passengers got at least one shower.

But, nonetheless, Friday was epic. Big Freedia EPIC! TWERK IT OUT! Interesting side note, I thought I was like almost a demi twerk goddess after one lesson. I thought the media was kinda swarming me with my expert twerking skills, but, alas, I was bouncing next to LoLo Jones, Olympiad. That kind of epic. The day a full moon collided with Kaleo, Russ, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and, and, and U2. Yes, I did shed a tear. 

Big Freedia AND Bono in one day. On What stage in This tent. {Bonnaroovian inside joke} because at this point I claim citizenship - at least honorary. 

That was only Friday, and the smells inside of our traveling atopia became increasingly worse as we added to this problem sans proper shower avec mosh pit life. I even contemplated free showers bestowed by that one guy, but the fungal you know, is better than the... Nvm. 

Maybe one day, I can really blog about Bonnaroo EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (great YA, BTW), but this is a trash blog about Woody's in attempt to lovingly warn any person with children, or elderly travelers, hell any traveler with lungs to consider deeply before dealing with this company. 

This is my very first time writing a bad public review of an establishment. I might be doing it allll wrong. 
 
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

 

On Woody RV Rentals LLC: They are trash. Which I think is a rather harsh term that the kids are using, but quite applicable in this scenario. 

Yep! The smell was the septic system, not properly filtering in the proper way spilling black water and waste right onto the great farms of Tennessee in the midst of 60K happy campers!

While we squeamishly waited, Farmer Guy now aka Hero Guy had to fix reconnect or whatever, with his own gloved hands apparently just in time for us all not to die of toxic shock (maybe not TSS, but toxic inhalation) in Manchester Heaven. 

Also thanks to the Bonnaroo logisticians for having an uhmazing line up like Chance the Rapper, Flume, Travis Scott, Lorde, The Weeknd, E.T.C. We didn't spend a whole lot of time in that possibly hazardous Voyage Winnebago, that maybe will now be retired. I repeat out of love, for them and for you ---their VOYAGE WINNEBAGO is trash. 

"Are you ready for your miracle????" Thank you, Chance. 

That Monday, with the Voyage engine light on, we left our magical memories in Manchester with inside RV sweltering temps streaming about 92 degrees for our 14 hour drive home. 

Yasss! Our skin looked flawless when we landed in Texas to receive our whopping one day rental discount for our over TWO THOUSAND dollar rental from Woody's. Oh, and a free first day of our very next rental!!! And Woody's doesn't do one day rentals. Okay???

About 2h's off of 2g's???

Okay, again. Ant Infestation!!??!!

"I didn't come to play with these hoes, I came to slay..."

PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

Don't mind me if I'm over here over sharing this announcement with the desire of saving someone's vacation. 

Because A: Not everyone's septic saver will be hooping to Red Hot Chili Peppers under a sparkly firework filled sky. 

And B: I'm from the 254--- I can show you better than I can tell you. Y'all wanna see photos???

#saveavacay
 
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

 

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          The Relic Reading List (Summer Edition): 10 Books to Boost Your Tech Skills   
We decided to see what our fellow Relics are reading this summer to uplevel their careers. Check out these books and impress strangers on the beach.
           Al Shabaab militants executed in Somalia's Puntland for bomb plots, killings    
BOSASSO, Somalia, June 30 (Reuters) - Authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Friday executed seven people it said were Islamist...
          Data Tidying and Visualization with OpenRefine and Tableau   
Default thumb Tue, Aug 01 02:00 PM until 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
In this hands-on workshop, we will practice these skills by tidying and visualizing "messy" datasets using the free tools OpenRefine and Tableau Public
Location: Instructional Center, 37 Dewey Field Road

          Data Tidying and Visualization with R   
Default thumb Thu, Aug 03 02:00 PM until 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
In this hands-on workshop, we will practice these skills by tidying and visualizing "messy" datasets using the free, open source programming language R.
Location: Instructional Center, 37 Dewey Field Road

           Pakistan beefs up security in tribal northwest    
Pakistan is beefing up security in the tribal northwest, the military said Friday, after days of protests over twin blasts which killed 69 people in the town...
          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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          Jury Finds That NYC Skyscraper Owner Violated Iran Sanctions   

The U.S. government said it’s ready to seize a Manhattan skyscraper from an Iranian-American charity after a jury found Thursday that the charity’s majority ownership was derived from financial dealings that violated sanctions against Iran. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said the owners of the office tower near Rockefeller Center “gave the Iranian government a critical foothold in the very heart of Manhattan through which Iran successfully circumvented U.S. economic sanctions.” “For over a decade, hiding in plain sight, this 36-story Manhattan office tower secretly served as a front for the Iranian government and as a gateway for millions of dollars to be funneled to Iran in clear violation of U.S. sanctions laws,” Kim said in a statement. “In this trial, 650 Fifth Avenue’s secret was laid bare for all to see, and today’s jury verdict affirms what we have been alleging since 2008.” The verdict in the civil case was sure to be appealed. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had earlier ordered the case to go to trial after U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled in favor of the United States. Over the last month, lawyers for the Alavi Foundation argued that the charity was unaware if Iran was secretly benefiting from a partner who owned 40 percent of the building. The Alavi Foundation owns 60 percent. Kim said the building was worth at least a half billion dollars, though some estimates put its worth closer to a billion dollars. Kim said the sale of the building, combined with several other properties around the country, would represent the largest terrorism-related civil forfeiture in U.S. history. The prosecutor said the verdict “allows for substantial recovery for victims of Iran-sponsored terrorism.” The government is seeking to turn over proceeds of a sale to holders of over $5 billion in terrorism-related judgments against the government of Iran, including claims brought by the estates of victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Defense lawyers didn’t immediately comment. It was unclear what effect the verdict will have on the Alavi Foundation, which supports a Queens school among other charity works. The verdict seemed to spare a Catharpin, Virginia, property after jurors concluded its funds did not violate sanctions and were not used in money laundering activities. The government said the verdict should allow it to seize properties in Houston; Carmichael, California; and Rockville, Maryland. The Fifth Avenue building was erected in the 1970s on property acquired by the not-for-profit corporation. It was valued at $83 million in 1989 and has steadily risen in value. Government lawyers said Iran has secretly controlled the building for years as millions of dollars in rent payments are funneled to it from a partnership made up of Alavi and a shell company fronting for a secret interest held by the state-owned bank of Iran, Bank Melli. (AP)

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          is this even a   

is this even a question???????

UMass mens would destroy them....

first compare the height of all the men to the girls

then the athelism, then the skills

it would be a blowout by like 60+

i know it sounds mean or i dont know what im talkin bout... think about it

most girl players are what... bout 5'8

the average men college player is about 6'5''

its not even close.... how can u compare those two... ur friend clearly doesnt know his bball


          PHOTOS: Israel To Security Council: Iran Used Jewish Symbol For Missile Practice   

(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon revealed new information to the United Nations Security Council today about Iran’s ballistic missile program and their intention to harm Israel. In a document distributed to the Council members, Ambassador Danon provided new satellite imagery showing the Iranian military using the Star of David as the intended target of the Qiam, a medium-range MTCR category one ballistic missile, last November. The Star of David was painted in white on the ground as the target and a crater from the impact of the missile is visible next to the Star of David. This launch was in direct violation of Security Council Resolution 2231. “This use of the Star of David as target practice is hateful and unacceptable,” Ambassador Danon wrote. “The missile launch is not only a direct violation of UNSCR 2231, but is also a clear evidence of Iran’s continued intention to harm the State of Israel,” the Ambassador continued in his letter to the Council. Last month, the Iranians fired ballistic missiles at targets in Syria, and then released statements threatening Israel. This follows a series of ballistic missile tests conducted by the Iranians since 2015 in defiance of Security Council Resolution 2231. “The targeting of a sacred symbol of Judaism is abhorrent,” Ambassador Danon said about this revelation. “It is the Iranians who prop up the Assad regime as hundreds of thousands are killed, finance the terrorists of Hizbullah as they threaten the citizens of Israel, and support extremists and tyrants throughout the Middle East and around the world. I call on the Security Council to respond decisively to these Iranian violations and provocations,” the Ambassador concluded. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: UN photo)

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          Ranieri: ”Rekommenderar Zlatan”   

           Bad weather hampers search for two climbers missing on Pakistan 'Killer Mountain'    
The chances of survival for two climbers missing on a treacherous peak in northern Pakistan known as "Killer Mountain" have faded as bad weather hampers...
          Friday 6/30   
“Helen”
400m – Sprint
21 – KB Swings – 1.5 / 1 pood
12 – Pull Ups
3 rounds for time:

post time in comments. 

OH Squats


This Weeks Focus / Quote ~
No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained
to a routine that has killed your dreams.
          Family say Manchester Arena attack victim 'inspired everyone around him'   

Around 750 people gather in and around Stockport town hall to pay tribute to self-described Coronation Street superfan Martyn Hett, 29

The father of Martyn Hett, who was killed in the Manchester bombing, has described his son’s life as a “rollercoaster”, saying that he “inspired everyone around him”.

Related: ‘Go sing with the angels’: families pay tribute to Manchester victims

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          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.






          Cover Reveal : Famous Love by Lelly Hughes    

Title: Famous Love
Author: Lelly Hughes
Release Date: July 3rd, 2017
Cover Designer: Prezidential Visions
Genre: Romance Contemporary


 



Under the bright lights of Nashville, Levi Austin is a country music superstar whose life is rocked by the tragic death of his former wife, leaving him to raise their two daughters. Now faced with having to tell his girls, and making the hard decision about where they’ll live, Levi packs his bags and rushes off to Los Angeles—the last place he wants to be, but the one place where no one will recognize him.

Zara Phillips loves two things: her husband Van, and the band she created with her brother, Reverend Sister. To her, her life is perfect until she discovers that her high school sweetheart husband is cheating on her. The paparazzi are relentless, forcing a devastated and heartbroken Zara to stay hidden until the record label demands she shoot a video for the band's new single, driving her out of seclusion. 

Two people collide from opposite worlds. Neither knowing who the other is, yet both intrigued by one another. When Levi spills hot coffee on Zara, everything changes. He’s focused on his daughters, trying to do what’s best for them while Zara is determined to get away from everyone and everything in Los Angeles. 

When Levi offers her sanctuary at his home in Nashville, Zara jumps at the opportunity to disappear… with the hopes that Levi comes with her. 

What transpires next are the lives of two very different people finding their path along a very bumpy and unforgiving road, who are tested by their loved ones, the media and one ex that doesn’t want to go away quietly.


   

From FAMOUS LOVE, by LELLY HUGHES. 
Used with permission. All rights reserved.

You’re never prepared for that moment. It could be anything from finding out you’re pregnant or learning that your band, the one you’ve been in since you were seventeen, has just been nominated for a Grammy. I wish my moment were one of those, but unfortunately, mine comes in the form of finding out my husband of ten years, Van Phillips, has been having an affair. 

And how does one find this out? Well, if you’re me, you walk into your publicist’s office to find your husband banging her assistant. I mean I’m happy that it’s not my publicist bent over her desk with my husband pounding into her because that would really ruin my day. 

There is no recovery for something like this. Even as I stand here with my mouth open with tears streaming down my face, nothing fixes this. Not the look of regret that he gives me as he pulls out of her and quickly stuffs himself back into his pants. Not the “oh shit” look she flashes as she hurries to fix her skirt, making me wonder where the fuck her panties are. 

You’re not prepared when your publicist actually walks into her office oblivious that two people were just fucking on her desk and she asks if you’re ready to get to work on your next tour. 

What the fuck does someone do in this situation? There isn’t a handbook on how to handle your husband when he gets caught cheating, let alone when you find out he has been unfaithful, although there should be because it seems to happen more often than not in Los Angeles. It’s clear that I should’ve taken some classes on how to handle my emotions by the death glare he’s given me. It’s as if I’m supposed to “man up” and pretend as if nothing has happened. Like I am somehow at fault here. 

Unfortunately, that is exactly what I do because I’m moving on autopilot, still trying to decipher if what I saw was real or an optical illusion because I can’t fathom why my husband would cheat on me. It’s not like we don’t have a healthy sex life. In fact, he had no qualms taking care of my needs this morning. Apparently, I didn’t take care of his, though. 

I take one of the two seats in front of Laura’s desk, cringing when she sets a pile of folders in the spot where my husband had her assistant bent over, the same one who is now scurrying away to fetch coffee. Not that I would drink anything she hands to me because for all I know she’s trying to kill me so she can have my cheating-ass-bastard of a spouse all to herself. Newsflash, Trina… Trisha… Tanya, whatever the fuck her name is… she can have him. As far as I’m concerned this is unforgivable, and the fact that he’s sitting down next to me as if nothing has happened makes my skin crawl. 

Oh God, he fucking smells like her cheap ass perfume too. I pretend to gag, except I’m really gagging since my stomach is doing its own version of gymnastics and I have a feeling that I’m about to lose my breakfast all over Laura’s desk any second now. I lean away and not so subtly move my chair farther from him. He reaches out to touch me, but I glare at him. I throw so many daggers that I’m imagining each one hitting him square in his chest. He must understand that I don’t want to be fucked with right now because he pulls his hand away.

That is until the tart walks back in with two cups of coffee. Laura doesn’t look up from the paper she’s reading when her mug is set on her desk, but my husband, he fucking perks up like this bitch is his only means to feed his caffeine addiction. And because I am living in some alternative universe, she has no qualms about brushing up against his arm and making sure he can see her tits when she unnecessarily bends over to give him his coffee.

“That’s it, I’m out of here,” I say as I stand up.

Laura looks up quickly, she’s confused and rightly so.

“Sit down, Zara,” Van has the nerve to say. I can’t even be bothered to look at him so I look at Laura and smile as best I can because right now shit hurts inside and all I want to do is break down and cry.

“I walked in a few minutes early for our meeting and found Van and your assistant fucking on your desk. You might want to sterilize it and find a new assistant because if you don’t, I’m walking.”

I don’t need Laura to say anything. The wide eyes and open mouth are enough for me to know that I’ve shocked her. Behind me, I can hear Van yelling my name, but he’s not following me. No, he chose to stay back with the bimbo instead of getting up and chasing after his wife to tell her how sorry he is and that what he did was a mistake. But I know better. I could tell by the look on his face that he was only sorry that he didn’t get to finish before he got caught.


Lelly Hughes is named after her grandmothers. She's a dreamer who writes words to tell stories about falling in love. Ocean fanatic. Loves the feel of warm sand.

FAMOUS LOVE is her first novel.

 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lellyhughes/
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2teVswh



           Several UK banks stop selling Qatar riyals as diplomatic crisis mounts    
By Andrew MacAskill, Lawrence White and Sylvia WestallLONDON/DUBAI, June 30 (Reuters) - Several British banks said on Friday they had stopped dealing in...
          aql Hosts Digital Leaders Lecture   
aql hosted the first out-of-London annual Lecture for Digital Leaders. aql’s iconic, Grade II listed Salem Chapel HQ hosted the event as part of Digital Leaders Week. The week provides best-of-breed examples of leadership and transformation by leveraging innovation, skills and experience from across the UK tech sector, with a particular focus on promoting digital […]
           Taliban kill 6 Afghan police in west; roadside bomb kills 7    
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban stormed an Afghan security post in the western Farah province, killing at least six policemen and wounding three,...
           Suicide bombers kill two, wound 11 in attack in Niger - U.N.    
ABIDJAN, June 30 (Reuters) - Bombers killed two people and wounded 11 others at a U.N.-managed camp in Niger housing thousands of people who have fled Boko...
          Backoffice IP Engineer   
Backoffice IP Engineer - Sonstiges

My client is a urgently looking for a number of Backoffice IP Engineer to be based in Dakar, Senegal on either a permanent or contract basis

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in Telecommunication or computer science or relevant
  • A minimum of 6+ years of experience in IP network Engineering
  • Solid experience in IP backbone network troubleshoot
  • Experience in networking protocols
  • Experience in monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • CCNP or higher or vendors certified courses will be highly preferred
  • Target driven and able to work under pressure
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below).
    Job-Typ:
    Andere

          CS/PS Core Network Engineer   
CS/PS Core Network Engineer - Sonstiges

My client is a urgently looking for a CS Core Engineer and a PS Core Engineer to be based in Dakar on a permanent basis

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in IT or computer science or relevant
  • More than 5 years PS/CS field work experience
  • Familiar with PS/CS basic knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Familiar with Datacom knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Fantastic communication and customer facing skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below)
    Job-Typ:
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          Pride-viikko huipentuu kulkueeseen   
Seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöjen oikeuksista muistuttava Helsinki Pride päättyy sunnuntaina. Helsinki Priden tavoitteena on seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöjen oikeuksien edistäminen ja näkyvyyden lisääminen. Vuoden 2017 Helsinki Priden teema ”Vapaus ja vastuu” nousee Suomen itsenäisyyden 100-vuotisjuhlasta. Tapahtuma korostaa kaikkien vapautta olla sellaisia kuin ovat, mutta muistuttaa myös ettei yhteiskuntamme vielä ole tasa-arvoinen tai yhdenvertainen kaikille. Yksi ajankohtaisista kysymyksistä […]
           Sheriff: Man shot, killed after taking deputy's stun gun    
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A man who authorities say took a Florida deputy's stun gun was shot and killed by another law enforcement officer.A Daytona Beach...
          Lost On The Best Ways To Be A Leader? Try These Tips Today!   
Getting ahead at work can mean getting ahead in life. When you learn and master even a few business leadership talents and skills, you increase your chances of advancement. You might even open the door up to striking it out alone in your own business. This article has some advice …
          Behaviour Therapist / Instructor Therapist - Nexus Therapy - Toronto, ON   
Nexus Therapy is looking for skilled Instructor / Behaviour Therapists to provide ABA/IBI services to children with behavioural issues....
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          Stem/Steam-Focused Alliance Brings Tech Skills To Underrepresented High School Students In Atlanta   

High school students from INROADS College Links-Atlanta developed microcontrollers at the HackIT UpStart workshop powered by STEM Board and INROADS.ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In December 2016, INROADS, Inc. and STEMBoard formed an alliance to increase diversity in STEM/STEAM and offer innovative curriculum to provide underrepresented high school students in Atlanta with technology and coding skills. From June...



          SSE: HSEQ Engineer   
SSE: HSEQ Engineer Location: Inverness Salary: £38,265 - £50,539 (SS08) depending on skills and experience Permanent - Full Time Hours Scottish and Southe Scotland|Highlands and Islands
          7/1/2017: Killer: ‘I didn’t mean for him to die’   

In the weeks following her arrest, killer Helen Rose posted off a letter she penned from her prison cell. Dated June 19, 2016, its recipient was South Taranaki woman Carla Davis and her partner Craig, both friends of Rex Karaitiana – the man Rose was...
          Lawrence, Kansas Lightning Photos   
Shot these back on the 9th/10th and was one of the rare chances I've had shooting lightning (and nothing spectacular either). There never seemed to be a night where there were training storms around the KC-Lawrence area where I could go out and shoot for hours like there was last year...and if there was, I couldn't either shoot or the lightning was embedded within the rain cores.

To me, shooting lightning really takes no skill at all, other than keeping the rain off of your lens (which was tough this night as a small amount of mist would require me to wipe it off after each shot). I just judge the brightness of the bolts and how close they are, stop it down as desired (these were between f/5.6 - 9.0 on Tv mode), then fire off 30 second exposures. If you're lucky enough to not have any rain, then you could use a cheap shutter release cable, then set your camera to continuous shooting. And having that thing on, you could just walk away as it fires 30 second exposures off, continuously, so you don't miss a bolt. Luck and the right storms are what makes great lightning photos, great.

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I handheld this one and got lucky:

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I've been doing a lot of fishing lately with luck from time to time and have decided I need a boat badly. I plan on purchasing one over the winter hopefully to use in the early spring and for summer (obviously not much between April, May and June ;) ).

There's not much hope for severe weather in the next 10 days either as the current long range models are showing. I'm pretty anti-hurricane as the eye candy appeal isn't as great as it is with supercells. I could careless to chase one any time soon or even learn more about them. Wind...lots of wind...for hours isn't my cup of tea. If I wanted to experience that, I'd drive into squall lines more often! It seems as though hurricane chasing is more of a survival-of-the-fittest among those who chase them. Yawn. Just give me a slow-moving, striated supercell in Western Kansas on any day and I'll take that over a Cat 5 cane over New York City.
          Perseid Meteor Shower 2009   
A friend and I went fishing a couple of nights ago on the evening the Perseid Meteor shower peak was supposed to happen (August 11-12). I caught 8 catfish, he caught zero :). Anyways, couldn't really see any near the Spring Hill lake we were at and left there about 11 p.m. and headed back out at 12 a.m. for the "big show" on top of the dam at Melvern Lake about an hour SW of here. One has to get away from the light pollution in major metro areas for the best viewing. So that looked like an ideal spot to view them and for the most part was. Unfortunately, a half moon rose around 10, and really killed the potential for seeing really bright ones.

Nevertheless, I caught 5 on the camera, shooting at 1600 ISO (800 wouldn't show up) at f/2.8. I tried 1600 ISO at f/4 on the old XT with the Sigma 10-20 lens and caught nothing. It was super nice out, light breeze, 70 degrees, no clouds, only a moon that destroyed some great meteor potential and forced me to shoot shorter exposures while loading up my 4 gig SD card quickly. The Xsi battery died after about 3 hours of shooting, so I had to switch to the XT for about 45 minutes (I'm never prepared lol).

Just before dawn, I was setting up for the northern horizon because I knew it would be sweet to get one with some morning light in it. As I was setting up, Derek yelled to look up and an earth grazer shot clear across the sky from the NW to where it ended in the NE. It was the best one of the night, figures.

And last night, I was outside for maybe 20 minutes and saw at least 5 incredible, fireballs from the city, which were brighter than most I saw the night before. According to others, last night was much better for viewing the Perseids. Sigh. Maybe next year I'll be more prepared and try to choose a better location with something cooler for the foreground. Here are a few shots from 1 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. on August 12th.

Full size, no crop at 17 mm:

Perseid Meteor Shower

~ 75% crop on a different (more faint) one:

Perseid Meteor Shower

~ 50% crop with two meteors in the same shot:

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Our viewing area from the dam:

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I shot some decent lightning photos around midnight on the 10th that I'll be adding onto here sometime in the next week or so.
          VG vurderer gullkampen: Rosenborg favoritt – her er Branns fordeler   
Eliteserien er nesten halvveis, og Rosenborg og Brann skiller seg tydeligst ut på tabelltoppen. VG har sett på syv faktorer som kan bli avgjørende i en potensiell gullkamp mellom to av gigantene i norsk fotball.
          Infant Toddler Teacher - Inspire Development Centers - Royal City, WA   
Enhances physical and intellectual competence in children by promoting physical, cognitive, language, and creative skills, including children who require...
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          Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Sales Supervisor & Sales Associate - Spencer Gifts - Meridian, MI   
We are looking for creative, high energy, fun people with strong leadership and customer service skills. Working at Spencer’s will be fun, challenging, fast...
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          6 Essential Skills for Design & Social Innovation   
Students and job seekers frequently ask me about the skills that they need to succeed at Foossa, the community-centered design and strategy consultancy that I cofounded, or in a related career path. I came up with this list as a starting point for anyone interested in using design as a tool for social innovation. 1. Write Well Being a strong writer goes a … Continue reading 6 Essential Skills for Design & Social Innovation
          6/30/2017: FRONT PAGE: BRIGHT SHINING SON   

Afifa Charles has endured unspeakable grief since her 14-year-old daughter Shyanne was killed on Danzig St. during Toronto’s worst mass shooting almost five years ago. But on Thursday her tears were of joy and pride as she prepared for her son...
          Call Center Representative - Part-Time (30 Hours) - Pawtucket Credit Union - Pawtucket, RI   
Excellent written, verbal and telephone communication skills. Process all member transactions properly and accurately, these include transfers and deposits.... $13.70 - $17.12 an hour
From Pawtucket Credit Union - Tue, 16 May 2017 22:11:34 GMT - View all Pawtucket, RI jobs
          Data Entry/Scanner - VASTEC - Newport, RI   
Required license or certification:. Data Entry experience and typing skills of at least 40 wpm with high accuracy....
From Indeed - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:56:54 GMT - View all Newport, RI jobs
          Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant - HBSF - Providence, RI   
This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing global foundation with competitive compensation.4 year college degree, office tools office Mangement skills,... $35,000 a year
From Indeed - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:14:07 GMT - View all Providence, RI jobs
          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...
          Comment on Game 80, Phillies at Mariners by Grayfox3d   
And we play the Angels next... they are gonna kill the Mariners. Awesome.
          6/30/2017: NEWS: Let’s not cheer sniper shot   
A Canadian soldier now holds the world record for longest fatal shot by a sniper, after killing a Daesh fighter in Iraq from a distance of over 3.5 kilometres. Justin Trudeau, discussing the record last week, said it was “something to be celebrated...
          6/30/2017: NEWS: Masterpiece sheds light on 1950s racist conditions   
Congratulations to the Durham District School Board foSr providing comfort and solace to white supremacists and racists. To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the ways that white people finally got to learn a little about the racist conditions under which...
          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
          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...
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          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...
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          Quality Inspector - Transcal Engineering Ltd - Pershore   
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge in the production side of the engineering industry....
From Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:43 GMT - View all Pershore jobs
          Abrutal killing over two andas – Ahmedabad Mirror   
Abrutal killing over two andasAhmedabad MirrorThere are rotten eggs everywhere and at all levels of our miserable society. Agreed. But nowhere are they as rotten and capable of creating as big a stink as in our over-crowded, filthy, subhuman prisons. … Continue reading
          Whitney Houston Remembered By Beyonce   

'She was the ultimate legend. The ultimate woman,' Beyonce says in a statement to MTV News about Houston, who died Saturday in L.A.
By Jocelyn Vena

<P>One day after pop music <a href="/news/articles/1679035/whitney-houston-dead-celebrity-reaction.jhtml">lost one of its icons</a> and greatest voices, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/houston_whitney/artist.jhtml">Whitney Houston</a>, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/knowles_beyonce/artist.jhtml">Beyonc&#233;</a> is opening up about the death of the pop superstar. She recalled meeting the singer for the first time 15 years ago, just as she was breaking into the industry herself. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Whitney Houston: Life And Music Of An Icon" id="id:1679030" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>"The loss of Whitney Houston is painful. I remember meeting Whitney for the first time when I was 15. She was the ultimate legend. The ultimate woman. Not only was she confident, poised, stunningly beautiful and intelligent, but she was sincere and kind," she said in a statement to MTV News. "She took the time to make everyone feel like they were very important to her." </P><P> </P><P>Beyonc&#233; continued in the statement that Houston's killer vocal abilities helped make her the superstar she was. "I, like every singer, always wanted to be just like her. Her voice was perfect. Strong but soothing. Soulful and classic. Her vibrato, her cadence, her control. So many of my life's memories are attached to a Whitney Houston song," she said. "She is our queen and she opened doors and provided a blueprint for all of us. God bless her." </P><P> </P><P>Her statement comes on the same day that Houston will be remembered at the 2012 Grammy Awards. B's "Dreamgirls" co-star Jennifer Hudson will lead the <a href="/news/articles/1679040/whitney-houston-grammy-tribute.jhtml"> Grammy tribute to the late icon</a>, along with Houston's longtime friend and collaborator, Chaka Khan. </P><P> </P><P>She joins a long list of divas who have recalled Houston's undeniable influence on their own careers, including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera. </P><P> </P><P>"Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston," Mariah Carey wrote about the <a href="/news/articles/1679049/whitney-houston-dies-details.jhtml">loss of Houston</a>, who was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel on Saturday."My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth." </P><P> </P><P>It's not only pop divas who are recounting her influence, but also <a href="/news/articles/1679063/whitney-houston-dead-grammys-2012.jhtml">producers from the world of EDM</a>. "She had the swagger and she had the voice," Diplo told MTV News during our pre-show live stream. "I was listening to a bunch of records last night, and I was amazed at how deeply I felt about her records as a child." </P><P> </P><P><b>MTV News' Sway and James Montgomery will be live from the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/grammys/">Grammys</a> red carpet all evening to get reactions from music's biggest stars on the death of Whitney Houston. Watch reactions and remembrances at MTV.com.</b> </P><P> </P><P><i>Share your condolences with Whitney's family and friends on our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mtvnews/posts/381732435187118&rdquo" target="_blank">Facebook</a> page.</i></p>

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          If All You See…   
…is a sea that has risen because evil people kill trees to read books, you might juts be a Warmist The blog of the day is Bunkerville, with a post on the battle between Marie Bartiroma and John Podesta over his Russia links.
          Kony 2012 Campaign Catches Eyes Of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga   

Campaign aims to bring African militia leader Joseph Kony to justice for war crimes and for enlisting children as soldiers.
By Gil Kaufman

<P>A campaign to stop the nearly 30-year, brutal rule of African militia leader Joseph Kony became a viral sensation this week. <a href="http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com" target="_blank">"Kony 2012,"</a> started by the group Invisible Children, aims to make Kony's face so famous that authorities will finally be able to arrest him and try him for his crimes. </P><P> </P><P>A 30-minute <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc" target="_blank">documentary</a> released on Monday is one of the keys to the campaign, and as of Thursday it had gotten more than 26 million views. The video details the atrocities carried out by Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army. The campaign appears to be working, as at one point on Wednesday, Invisible Children and #stopkony were trending higher on Twitter than Peyton Manning or the new iPad. </P><P> </P><P>Since 1987, human rights officials say Kony has forcefully abducted more than 60,000 children to be soldiers in his army and reportedly raped, mutilated and killed civilians in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan and displaced more than 2 million people. The leader is wanted for committing atrocities by the International Criminal Court and is being hunted down by 100 U.S. Special Forces advisers and local troops in four Central African nations, according to the <a href="http://bit.ly/AyrDyz"><I>Associated Press.</I></a> </P><P> </P><P>Kony 2012 is an effort to capture Kony and disarm the LRA before a reported window of opportunity closes. One way it plans to do that is by encouraging users to directly message a variety of stars to make use of their Twitter ubiquity to get the word out. Among those listed on the site are: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ryan Seacrest and Ellen DeGeneres, along with a number of major policymakers. </P><P> </P><P>When users click on the celebs' photos, a tweet pops up that reads: Help us end #LRA violence. Visit kony2012.com to find out why and how. @timtebow Join us for #KONY2012. </P><P> </P><P><a href="http://act.mtv.com/posts/invisible-children-video-joseph-kony/">Get More on Invisible Children at ACT.MTV.com.</a></p>

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          Paint sprayer - Transcal Engineering Ltd - Pershore   
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge in the production side of the engineering industry.... £8 - £10 an hour
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          Laser cutter operator - Transcal Engineering - Pershore   
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge in the production side of the engineering industry....
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          Massage Therapist - Acupuncture - Reflexologist - Highlights Hair Studio - Turtleford, SK   
If you believe your skill set would be a good fit please phone for more information and an interview. We are excited to be hiring personnel for our busy...
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          Doctor with hidden rifle kills 1, hurts 6 at NYC hospital before killing self   

A doctor with a rifle hidden under a lab coat opened fire Friday at the Bronx hospital where he used to work, killing one physician and leaving several other doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said. The gunman fatally shot himself after first trying to set himself on fire, they said.

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          By: Sharif Tarver   
Can I intern with you at Cisco? This is my dream job to work in this field of fusion between tech/entertainment. I can bring my analytical skills with me along with me and I'm willing to learn about any position! Cheers, Sharif
          Venus Williams blamed in fatal Palm Beach Gardens crash   

Tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a car crash that killed a 78-year-old man near her home in Palm Beach Gardens, according to a police report.

Jerome Barson, a passenger in the other vehicle, died from his injuries two weeks after the June 9 crash.

Barson’s family and widow, Linda Barson,...


          Indiana mother sentenced to 130 years for killing her 2 children   

A judge has ordered an Indiana woman who admitted to fatally smothering her two children to undergo mental health treatment before going to prison under a 130-year sentence.

Thirty-year-old Amber Pasztor of Fort Wayne told an Elkhart County judge she was sorry before he ordered the sentence Thursday...


          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.”
          EXCERPT: Hitler in Hell   
An excerpt from Martin van Creveld's new novel, Hitler in Hell. Please note that on the advice of one of our Amazon-bestselling authors, we have removed the book from the Castalia House bookstore for the time being and entered it into the Kindle Select program. It is now available via Kindle Unlimited; if you purchased the book from our bookstore but did not download it, please email us and we will make sure you receive you receive your book. We apologize if this causes any confusion.

Revolution and Collapse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
          Suspect in murder of waitress in police custody after attempted suicide   
The former boyfriend of a murdered waitress in Prachuap Khiri Khan province and a suspect in her killing was taken into police custody on Friday after he allegedly attempted to take his life by drinking a certain solution and had to be rushed to hospital.
          The Communists Killed Kennedy   
Accuracy in Media Former CIA officer Brian Latell’s new book, Castro’s Secrets, includes the revelation that Fidel Castro knew Lee Harvey Oswald was going to kill President Kennedy. The book deserves far more attention that it has received and adds to an existing body of evidence that Castro not only had foreknowledge of the plot […]
          Woman motorcyclist killed by tourist bus in Phuket   
A bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed into a motorcycle and killed the female rider on Thursday night at the notorious downhill Patong Road in Phuket after its brakes malfunctioned.
          (IT) Software Developer - Highly Skilled   

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ   

Job Title: Software Developer - Highly Skilled Qualifications: The CNBC Digital Technology team is seeking a Software Engineer to manage and build software solutions across CNBC's Digital Platform. Software engineer (primarily focusing on Backend development) will be responsible for building and managing software solutions for various projects. This role requires hands-on software development skills, deep technical expertise in web development, especially in developing with core java, spring, hibernate. Software engineer will be required to provide estimates for his tasks, follow technology best practices, participate and adhere to CNBC's Technical Design Review Process, Performance metrics/scalability, support integration and release planning activities in addition to being available for level 3 support to triage production issues. Required Skills " BS degree or higher in Computer Science with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience is required. " Experience with various Web-based Technologies, OO Modeling, Middleware, Relational Databases and distributed computing technologies. " Experience in Digital Video workflows (Ingest, Transcode, Publish) " Experience in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) " Experience with Video Content Management Systems " Expertise in cloud transcoding workflows. " Demonstrated experience running projects end-to-end " Possess expert knowledge in Performance, Scalability, Security, Enterprise System Architecture, and Engineering best practices. " Experience working on large scale, high traffic web sites/applications. " Experience working in financial, media domain. Responsibilities: Languages and Software: " Languages : JAVA (Core Java, Multithreading), Object Oriented languages 3Z 4 Web Technologies: XML, JSON, HTML, CSS, OO JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, SOAP and RESTful web services " Framework : MVC Framework like Spring, JPA, Hibernate, Jaxb " Database : RDBMS like MySQL, Oracle, NO SQL databases " Tools : Git, SVN, Eclipse, Jira
 
Type: Contract
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Country: United States of America
Contact: Hiring Manager
Advertiser: First Tek
Reference: NT17-03957

          (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) Techncial Lead -London - £650pd   

Rate: £550 - £650 per Day   Location: London   

A leading global Bank are now looking to hire a a Techncial Lead for London (Canary Wharf or London Brigde to be confirmed). We need someone who is very technical still, who is use to managing teams and planning/strategy etc. 6 months assignmemnt to start as soon as possible. Development Lead We are looking for a development lead to support a large global digital transformation programme within the commercial banking sector. The objectives of the programme are to replace a JSP (Java server pages) based online banking platform with a widget based vendor product which utilises modern web technologies and frameworks and move towards a REST based architecture. The candidate will be responsible for: Technical leadership of multiple cross-functional scrum teams Driving technical delivery against an agile roadmap Early identification and escalation of technical issue/risk Point of contact for external scrum teams/infrastructure/environment teams Enforcing industry best practice and coding standards/techniques Essential skills: Development strategy (branching, delivery, continuous integration, automated testing) Test automation tooling Mobile automation tooling CI/CD Pipeline tooling (Jenkins/puppet etc) Frontend development preferred: web technologies - HTML5, JavaScript, AngularJS, AJAX, JSP Backend development preferred: Core Java, Spring, Spring Security, Maven, Camel, WAS/Liberty Data development: Oracle, SQL, JPA, ORM Tooling: IntelliJ, Maven, GitHub, Nexus, Jira, Confluence Rate - up to £650 per day. Reed Specialist Recruitment is an Employment Agency and an Employment Business for permanent and temporary recruitment. In response to your application Reed will contact you by phone, email or SMS to discuss it and related opportunities. You can opt out at any time using the links provided.
 
Rate: £550 - £650 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Richard Davies
Advertiser: Reed Technology
Reference: JS-JS-RD-DEVLEAD

          (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

          (IT) Full Stack Developer   

Rate: £350 - £450 per Day   Location: Glasgow, Scotland   

Full Stack Developer - 12 month contract - Glasgow City Centre One of Harvey Nash's leading FS clients is looking for an experienced full stack developer with an aptitude for general infrastructure knowledge. This will be an initial 12 month contract however the likelihood of extension is high. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating strategic solutions across a broad technology footprint. Experience within financial services would be advantageous, although not a prerequisite. Skill Set: - Previous Experience full-stack development experience with C#/C++/Java, Visual Studio, .Net, Windows/Linux web development - Understanding of secure code development/analysis - In-depth knowledge of how software works - Development using SQL and Relational Databases (eg SQL, DB2, Sybase, Oracle, MQ) - Windows Automation and Scripting (PowerShell, WMI) - Familiarity with common operating systems and entitlement models (Windows, Redhat Linux/Solaris) - Understanding of network architecture within an enterprise environment (eg Firewalls, Load Balancers) - Experience of developing in a structured Deployment Environment (DEV/QA/UAT/PROD) - Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - Experience with Source Control and CI systems (eg GIT, Perforce, Jenkins) - Experience with Unit and Load testing tools - Experience with Code Review products (eg Crucible, FishEye) - Excellent communication/presentation skills and experience working with distributed teams - Candidates should demonstrate a strong ability to create technical, architectural and design documentationDesired Skills - Any experience creating (or working with) a "developer desktop" (dedicated desktop environment for developers) - Experience of the Linux development environment - An interest in cyber security - Knowledge of Defense in Depth computing principles - Experience with security products and technologies(eg Cyberark, PKI) - Systems management, user configuration and technology deployments across large, distributed environments (eg Chef, Zookeeper) - Understanding of core Windows Infrastructure technologies (eg Active Directory, GPO, CIFS, DFS, NFS) - Monitoring Tools (eg Scom, Netcool, WatchTower) - Experience with Apache/Tomcat-web server "Virtualisation" - Design patterns and best practices - Agile development: Planning, Retrospectives etc. To apply for this role or to discuss it in more detail then please call me and send a copy of your latest CV.
 
Rate: £350 - £450 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Country: UK
Contact: Cameron MacGrain
Advertiser: Harvey Nash Plc
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-329601/001

          Needham Murder Suspect Allegedly Stabbed, Robbed Elderly Neighbor   
A woman suspected of killing an elderly Needham resident was ordered held without bail Friday nearly one month after the woman’s body was discovered inside her home.
          (IT) Data Architect   

Location: New York, NY   

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an Data Architect for a right to hire assignment with one of our premier financial clients in New York, NY. Responsibilities : We are looking for an experienced Technologist/Data Architect is responsible for ensuring that the data assets of an organization are supported by a data architecture that aids the organization in achieving its strategic goals. The data architecture should cover defining technical architectures and subject domain based design for operational/transactional data as well as analytic data in both Rational and NoSQL/Big Data technology environments. Besides the data modeling tasks, the data architect is also expected to contribute to the data processing tasks for data mapping, data conditioning, ETL/ELT, data delivery through java, python as well as metadata management system. Analyze functional and non-functional business requirements and translate into technical data requirements and create or update existing logical and physical data models. Create data models (logical) and DB designs (physical), that depict the business areas and systems. Design and develop a data processing techniques in Cassandra and Hadoop environments Design and implement solutions for data re-conciliation, data delivery as well as data forensics. Implement data technology solutions in the area of master data, metadata, and reference data Design and implement data analytics solution using analytics tools like dash boarding, reporting. Required Skills : BS in Computer Science or in related fields, higher degree preferred. 5+ year working experience in data modeling methodology and process using Erwin Data collection, curation, preparation and transformation Data warehousing, reporting and business intelligence, such as dash boarding Clear verbal and written communication; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers from a variety of disciplines Working knowledge with RDBMS (DB2) as well as Cassandra and Hadoop Implementation skills such as in Java, Python, and Scripting Preferred Skills : Breadth and depth of skill to build and deliver scalable data and reporting solutions for Deep knowledge and experience with the Cassandra, related software tools, and performance optimization An obsession with delivering an exceptional customer experience and site resiliency Desire, initiative and resourcefulness to learn new tools, frameworks, languages SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. SGA is an EEO employer. We encourage Veterans to apply.
 
Type: Contract
Location: New York, NY
Country: United States of America
Contact: george wellington
Advertiser: Software Guidance & Assistance
Reference: NT17-02437

          (IT) Hadoop Architect/Developer   

Location: Foster City, CA   

Key Responsibilities: Visa is currently seeking for a Senior Hadoop Architect/Developer with extensive experience in RDBMS data modelling/dev with Tableau developer experience in Finance area to deliver Corporate Analytics new strategic framework initiative. This BI platform provides analytical/operational capability to various business domains that are to be used by Corporate Finance Systems. This Developer role will be primarily responsible for designing, developing and implementing Hadoop framework ETL using relational databases and use Tableau reporting on it. The new Hadoop framework to be used to build from the scratch Oracle Financial analytics/P2P/Spend/Fixed asset solution into Hadoop framework from OBIA. The individual should have a finance business background with extensive experience in OBIA Fixed Assets, P2P, Financial analytics, Spend Analytics, and Projects. Expert in Hadoop framework components like Sqoop, Hive, Impala, Oozie, Spark, HBase, HDFS.. " Architect, Design and implement column family schemas of Hive and HBase within HDFS. Assign schemas and create Hive tables. Managing and deploying HDFS HBase clusters. " Develop efficient pig and hive scripts with joins on datasets using various techniques. Assess the quality of datasets for a hadoop data lake. Apply different HDFS formats and structure like Parquet, Avro, etc. to speed up analytics " Fine tune hadoop applications for high performance and throughput. Troubleshoot and debug any hadoop ecosystem run time issues " Hands on experience in configuring, and using Hadoop ecosystem components like Hadoop MapReduce, HDFS, HBase, Hive, Sqoop, Spark, Impala, Pig, Oozie, Zookeeper and Flume. " Desired candidate should have strong programming skills on Scala or Python to work on Spark " Experience in converting core ETL logics using PySpark SQL or Scala language " Good experience on Apache Hadoop Map Reduce programming, PIG Scripting and Distribute Application and HDFS. " In-depth understanding of Data Structure and Algorithms. " Experience in managing and reviewing Hadoop log files. " Implemented in setting up standards and processes for Hadoop based application design and implementation. " Experience in importing and exporting data using Sqoop from HDFS to Relational Database Systems and vice-versa. " Experience in Object Oriented Analysis, Design (OOAD) and development of software using UML Methodology, good knowledge of J2EE design patterns and Core Java design patterns. " Experience in managing Hadoop clusters using Cloudera Manager tool. " Very good experience in complete project life cycle (design, development, testing and implementation) of Client Server and Web applications " Experience in connecting Hadoop framework components to Tableau reporting " Expert in Tableau data blending and data modeling. " Create Functional and Technical design documentation " Perform Unit and QA testing data loads and development of scripts for data validation " Support QA, UAT, SIT and
 
Type: Contract
Location: Foster City, CA
Country: United States of America
Contact: Baljit Gill
Advertiser: Talentburst, Inc.
Reference: NT17-11842

          (IT) Senior Java Engineer - Dublin   

Rate: Euros 500 +   Location: Dublin   

Financial Services Powerhouse client of mine is looking to add 2 Senior Engineers to their team to work on a large scaling platform which has 20,000 users. They are looking to implement and add new tools to their platform to ensure that their business and trading platforms are up to the level that enables their business to grow 3 fold this year. Paying excellent daily rates and chance to joining a team in which is at the forefront of my clients innovation centre. What they are looking for: -At least 5 years of experience in delivery of innovative software solutions (Java) -Experience migrating enterprise grade solutions to cloud offerings -Solid Application development background with a focus on Java, in an enterprise environment -Experience setting up large scale CI/CD pipelines -Familiarity with software development tools such as: JIRA, Confluence, SVN, Artifactory and others -Experience with continuous integration Servers (TeamCity, Jenkins) -Experience with virtualization solutions (vRealize) -Experience working with containers (Docker) -Ability to partner with senior stakeholders both in the team and across teams -Dedicated self-starter, ability to drive a team and its contribution Skills that would be advantageous to have: -Maven/Gradle/MSBuild/cmake -Apache/Tomcat skills -Grails/Groovy -Track record on Linux Java application debugging and tuning -Work experience in large multinational corporations -Familiarity with agile methodologies Contact Brendan (see below)
 
Rate: Euros 500 +
Type: Contract
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Contact: Brendan Hennessy
Advertiser: Stelfox Ltd
Email: Brendan.Hennessy.3712A.B45A6@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS

          (IT) Senior Scala Engineer   

Rate: Euros 550 - 600 per day   Location: Dublin   

My client is a Financial Services Powerhouse who are looking to add a number of top Scala Engineers to their team based here in Dublin..Great time to come over and contract in Dublin as the Euro is very strong against the Brithish Pound and with the added government benefits of UK based contractors coming over here, now is a great time to secure a contract role here in Dublin for more bang for your buck.* They are looking for people who have both commercial experience in Scala, but will also be happy to speak with people who come from a strong Java based background who want to enter a commercial environment and gain Scala exposure. Great team with a very tech driven manager who ensures that his team not only use best practice to deliver on the large scale applications that they are building but have fun doing it. Job Description If you are committed to change and like a challenge, then this is the place for you. My client has moved from a traditional application aligned software delivery methods to highly agile cross functional and component teams. This is one of the most interesting and exciting times to join the organisation. Their culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and believing in their people. They look for new team members that love to learn and take initiatives and take opportunities to improve processes. If working amongst people who are committed to leading the industry appeals to you, then you need to apply for this role. They want you to be part of a strategic drive to migrate their classic applications to the new strategic architecture; The strategic system is being constructed in Scala and Python using Angular in the web stack. They follow Agile management, Agile, Scrum and Kanban delivery methodologies, with a focus on ATDD/BDD & TDD. Responsibilities You will be a key figure within the Dublin team working across a number of teams in other regions, working within an Agile team, writing requirements and specification (eg automated tests), developing relationships across the technology and user communities. In addition making sure you are always focusing on delivery of value using exceptional quality. As the successful applicant you will be responsible for supporting modern agile software development methods; including educating & mentoring less experienced OOP team members and working with teams across London and other regions. Requirements A background in modern OO language with experience in at least one of Java/Scala/Python/C# with a preference for Scala Experienced in using design patterns and following best software engineering practices An understanding of fundamental algorithms and ability to optimize existing code Proficient written and verbal communication skills to support and shape the platform and clearly articulate technical designs and concepts Relationship building skills A team player with exceptional interpersonal skills, eg collaborative working skills Experience of Specification by
 
Rate: Euros 550 - 600 per day
Type: Contract
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Contact: Brendan Hennessy
Advertiser: Stelfox Ltd
Email: Brendan.Hennessy.40B2C.FD891@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS

          Gunman kills 1, hurts 6 at NYC hospital before killing self   
A doctor with a rifle hidden under a lab coat opened fire Friday at the Bronx hospital where he used to work, killing one physician and leaving several other doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said. The gunman fatally shot himself after first trying to set himself on fire, they said.
          (IT) Java Developer/Architect - Java, Oracle,TDD, BDD, Microservices   

Rate: £600 - £650 per Day   Location: London   

Java Developer/Architect - Java, Oracle, TDD, BDD, Microservices, Git, JMS A Senior Java Developer is required to join a global data analytics company, focusing around OTC Derivatives and FX. The successful candidate will have a proven background in Java and Oracle, and will have experience dealing with requirements, design and architectural decisions. Reporting to the Senior Level Manager, you will be expected to take responsibility for your individual work stream, and will provide a service which allows financial institution to streamline their workflow. In addition to your strong Java and Oracle skills, you will also have experience with TDD, BDD, JMS and Microservices. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company which will allow you to take ownership of your work and make an impact within your team. You will also have strong communication skills, as you will be expected to collaborate with Business Analysts, Quality Assurance and mentor junior members of the team. Skills required: Java8 TDD and/or BDD Oracle RESTful Server Development JMS (ActiveMQ) Microservices If you are looking for an exciting new contract working within a market leading data company then please apply accordingly.
 
Rate: £600 - £650 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Alice Baker
Advertiser: Pioneer Search Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-BBBH1651

          Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 6 In Bronx Hospital, Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Wound   
The New York City Police Department says the shooter was found wearing a white lab coat and was a former employee of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.
          Body Language Analysis No. 3983: Female Kurdish sniper fighting IS narrowly cheats death - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)   



This sniper, fighting in Raqqa, is a member of a Kurdish YPJ (Women's Protection Unit). Incredibly, less than a second after she pulls her trigger - another bullet (fired by her enemy, the Islamic State, aka IS) narrowly misses her head.

































For a split second afterwards, the female sniper's eyes open very widely. This action is secondary to the adrenaline surge of her near death experience.

Notice also how her tongue rapidly sticks outward. This is known as a "Tongue Jut" - and more specifically, this variation is a "Loose Tongue Jut". A loose tongue jut is an example of nonverbal self-deprecating behavior. It's a way of calling one's self out after a mistake - as if to say, "I've done a foolish thing" or "I've (almost) been caught".

Why did the sniper laugh - and so quickly - after almost being killed?

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Body Language Analysis No. 3982: Bangkok Police Officer's De-Escalation Genius

Body Language Analysis No. 3979: Ivanka Trump, "I Try to Stay Out of Politics"

Body Language Analysis No. 3977: Anthony Kennedy - One Signal You Never Want to See From a Judge During Your Testimony

Body Language Analysis No. 3975: Travis Kalanick and Sheryl Sandberg - and Uber's Need for Empathy, Sincerity, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 3973: Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly, and a Fundamental Insincerity Tell

Body Language Analysis No. 3939: The Russians are Confident - Sergey Lavrov, Rex Tillerson, and Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3897: Roger Stone, Donald Trump, Body Language and Emotional Intelligence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3843: 84 Lumber Super Bowl Ad - "The Entire Journey"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3707: The Presidential Debates Part III - Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton and Sniffing


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          Steelers | Three Steelers LBs to compete for roster spot   
Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Arthur Moats, Anthony Chickillo and Keion Adams are expected to compete for one or two roster spots during training camp.
          California Adding Glyphosate (Active Ingredient In Roundup) To Official List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Effective July 7th   

The US state of California will be adding the widely used herbicide glyphosate — the so-called "active ingredient" in Monsanto's most popular weedkiller, Roundup — to its official list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, according to recent reports

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          RECORDS/INMATE TRUST CLERK - Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Brantford, ON   
Maintaining offender trust accounts and processing offender orders, receipts and payments. You have demonstrated organizational skills to carry out clerical... $22.76 - $26.46 an hour
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          Cardinals | Budda Baker not too far behind   
Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker said he doesn't feel too far behind despite his college schedule preventing him from attending OTAs. 'The first couple days I was dying, but I got acclimated to it and now it's what, it's 100 out here right now, and I'm thinking it's cool,' Baker said. Footballguys View: A second-round pick out of Washington this year, Baker had to sit out the offseason program due to the NFL rule requiring players to sit out until finals if their school is on a quarters system. Baker can be moved around from slot corner to roaming as a free safety, and his skill set was regularly compared to Tyrann Mathieu.
          Working from Home - Tips to Success   
Society has gone through many seasons to get us to where we are today. There was a time when women were expected to stay in the home and raise the children, while all the finances were earned by the men of the house. Then came the two working parent homes. Economics made it important to have a second income and women wanted to branch out and use their minds and express themselves beyond that of their domestic duties. 

Today, more mothers are making a change that allows them to have careers and be stay-at-home mothers. This is truly the best of both worlds. In making this transition, they can use their talents to earn a living and be accessible for their children and completely in tune with their lives. But, how did they manage? What steps did they take?




E-Commerce

E-Commerce is the term used for transactions performed on a computer over the internet. Most people think of it as making an online purchase. But E-commerce is also a tool that the smart business person uses to conduct all kinds of business transactions.

There are more than a few jobs that can be done online without the need to travel to an office. This includes business writing, sales, marketing, customer support, order entry and warranty processing. A transcriptionist can work from their home office. Research is often done off site. 

In order to be competitive in the e-commerce market, you will need to have some interesting e-commerce strategies. You need to do your homework and be ready to excel in the area, thus offering something others do not. 

You will need a website and a platform to use in business. You will need to identify your niche and be ready to market it. It is easy to be selective and to hone in on your skills. However, you need to stick with a platform such as WordPress or Blogger - these are very popular platforms which thousands of companies already use. 



Making time for you


One thing stay-at-home parents sometimes complain about, is between their work and raising the children they have little time for themselves. This leads to burnout. Your children need activities that do not include you, and you need time for just your own needs. It is healthy and fun to put your children in endeavours such as sport or dance. 

Your child goes to their lessons which helps teach them self-control, grace, style, and discipline. It also gives them goals and teaches them how to work toward them. Encourage them to push themselves. Show excitement when you select costumes for dance recitals and praise them for reaching milestones. 

As you can see, it takes some effort and time to carve out the life you want where you can be a hands-on parent and still maintain a career and life of your own. The rewards are immeasurable. Your child will benefit from this more than anything else you can do for them. After all, you are their biggest fan and you are showing them that they are a top priority. At the same time, you are sending a message, that a person can have the life they want if they are willing to do the work. 


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          Christmas Gift Giveaway #10    
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          Christmas Gift Giveaway #9   
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          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 07, Wolf pack by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
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          Manhunt under way in 3 states after recent graduate killed in road-rage shooting   
Authorities say a driver shot a recent Pennsylvania high school graduate in the head, killing her, as the two tried to merge into a single lane. The shooter is still sought.
       

          Skilled Labor / Heavy Equipment Operator - Rainbow Lake, AB - OpsMobil - Rainbow Lake, AB   
OpsMobil specializes in providing operational, mechanical and maintenance personnel to the Oil and Gas industry throughout Saskatchewan, Central / Northern...
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          Trailer: Cult of Chucky (2017)   





Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife. From: IMDb.com



Directed by: Don Mancini
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif and others
Current release date: October 20, 2017


          Re: South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation   
factory, part smart-ass, part accusation on my part. First a play on "guns don't kill people, people do."
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          Chicago PMI climbs to 65.7 in June, highest since 2014   

A regional index of business conditions in the Chicago area rose in June to the highest level in more than three years, suggesting steady growth in the U.S. economy. The Chicago Business Barometer rose to 65.7 in June from 59.4 in May. That's the highest level since May 2014. New orders climbed to the highest level in three years and backlogs for orders reached a 23-year high, potentially reflecting large bookings for Boeing jets. An employment gauge fell slightly but still remained quite healthy. Companies were worried about a scarcity of skilled workers, an increasingly frequent complaint.

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          National Guard unit supports local, state, federal agencies   
While most South Dakota Army National Guard units focus their yearly training on missions for a combat theater, one aviation unit is honing its skills to support homeland security.
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          ONDO: How herdsmen killed man whose farm is near Falae’s   

SIXTY Four year old father of seven, Linus Ogbeh, left home at about 6.00 am last Sunday to fetch cocoyam for his family members’ breakfast before going to church but he never returned as suspected herdsmen riddled his chest with bullets in his farm. The farm was located next to that of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae, at the agrarian Ileyo community in lgbatoro, Akure North area of Ondo State.

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          Hotel Maintenance Technician   
MN-Albert Lea, Seeking a full-time maintenance manager for a 100 room, full service hotel in beautiful Albert Lea, MN. Candidate should have competent skills in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc. Prefer candidate has certifications in swimming pool operation and boilers or willingness to obtain. Needs to be self-starter and detail oriented. You be hands on but also will supervise a small staff. Flexible work
          Pa. Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns   
School districts that let employees carry firearms on school grounds to help protect students from would-be killers would have to abide by certain ground rules.
       

          Dinning room server--Capistrano's at the Embassy Suites Hotel   
TX-Irving, Description Details High energy individual with great customer service skills, well organized and knowledgeable of Service Standards, attention to details and able to handle high volume operation. Punctual and reliable individual with professional attitude. Maintain a high level of quality and consistency in regard to the preparation and service of all guests. Maintain a clean work area and saniti
          Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon Play Doctor in Hilarious Mad Lib Theater Sketch   

Kristen Wiig and host Jimmy Fallon played a hilarious game of “Mad Lib Theater” on The Tonight Show. Wiig got into character as a doctor to give Fallon and his mustache an amusing checkup before using her improv skills to sing the song “Feel My Face.” Kristen Wiig Dresses Up as Daenerys Targaryen From ‘Game […]

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          A Persistent Tuxedo Cat Repeatedly Flushes the Toilet After Figuring Out How to Do So on His Own   

In June 2016, Curt Coleman posted two rather amusing videos of his persistent tuxedo cat named Crazy Eyes teaching himself to flush the toilet. Once confident in his knowledge, Crazy Eyes repeatedly put this adorable skill (but wasteful) to use. This is the reason my water bill was outrageous. Finally had to start leaving the […]

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          Bedside Manner Examined by Counselling Expert   

Many wellness practitioners underestimate positive communication, how it impacts on the client, the industry, and ultimately their own business. Establishing a secure connection with a person is fundamental to the change process. Good interpersonal skills are a necessary asset for any medical or psychological professional. Supporting clients to achieve life-enhancing measures is important. Treat the person, not the problem, and then a session becomes more focal, more personalized and h...

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          Children's Writer Shares His Gift of Storytelling   

Coloradoan Arthur G. Brenckle inherited his storytelling skills from his father, a former schoolteacher. When work's done or if he's not working at the fields, he would write or tell stories to his grandchildren. And now he shares his gift with other children with the publication of his book The Tale of the Walking Rock: The Adventures of Sleepy Ann and Sam, Momma Kitty and China (Xlibris, 2010). -   - Brenckle got an idea for writing The Tale of the Walking Rock after watching a nature...

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          Venus Williams Killed A Guy   

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  On June 9, tennis star Venus Williams was involved in a fatal car crash in Florida that left a man dead of head trauma. Police say it was her fault....

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          Thriller Pits a Psychologist and a Detective against a Satanic Cult   

In the suspense thriller “A Birthday to Die For,” the protagonists race against time to stop a cult from sacrificing an 26-year-old girl on her birthday. Kae Carlson has multiple personalities and believes she will be killed on her twenty-sixth birthday, only three weeks away. Dr. Paula Mitchell, a Seattle clinical psychologist, badly wants to save her patient's life. Through "Connie,” “Maxine,” and “Cathleen,” Kae's other personalities, Dr. Mitchell learns the horrible truth that Kae w...

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          Space Patrol KPM Special   
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From July 2007, this two-hour special on Luxuriamusic.com's Saturday "Space Patrol" show focused on the magical music of the KPM Production Music Library's 1000 Series (aka Green Series). Recorded between 1966 and 1977, you'll hear memorable and classic tracks by killer composers who have only achieved their just due years after the fact, including Keith Mansfield, Alan Hawkshaw, David Lindup, Nick Ingman, Les Baxter, Johnny Pearson, Johnny Hawksworth, Syd Dale, Laurie Johnson, and Alan Parker. Also included are phenomenal electronic music compositions by Ron Geesin and Delia Derbyshire, recorded exclusively for that label and for years unavailable to the general public. Download in two, one hour segments to your One True MP3 player and get yo' righteous Groove Thang on... in unwarranted situations. The full illustrated Playlist is at http://axenhammer.com/spacepatrol/spKPM/ . Enjoy! Luxuriamusic: http://luxuriamusic.com (live streaming music, chat and webcam) Space Patrol blog: http://spacepatrol.blogspot.com (none of the above!)
          Managing Director Shares Points on How to Ace That Dream Job   

In today's market, landing a great job requires a considerable amount of hard work, especially since competition is fierce. To emerge victorious, one needs a successful plan together with proven strategic methods. “Killer Interviews: Success Strategies for Young Professionals,” written by Frederick Ball, is a helpful guide to be a winning candidate in your dream job as it provides a carefully thought out step-by-step plan. The book shares tips on how to “pre-sell” yourself in a resume, c...

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          Executive Assistant - Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc. - Little Current, ON   
Excellent communication, written, oral and interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with staff, Board, Executive Director, Community Agencies and... $46,360 - $54,195 a year
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          AEE 724: How to Be Upfront About Your Skills at Work in English   

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          Woman Who Brutally Killed Daughter Up For Parole Again   
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A woman serving a 100-year prison sentence for killing her 3-year-old daughter in their Huron home by stabbing her more than 70 times is up for parole again. The Capital Journal reports that 60-year-old Debra Jenner is to go before the parole board in mid-July. She’s spent nearly three decades behind bars and already has been...
          Behaviour Therapist / Instructor Therapist - Nexus Therapy - Toronto, ON   
Nexus Therapy is looking for skilled Instructor / Behaviour Therapists to provide ABA/IBI services to children with behavioural issues....
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          Business analyst with iOS - iBusiness Solution, LLC - Harrisburg, PA   
3+ years iOS mobile experience; Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are a must have as well as 3+ years iOS mobile experience....
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          Stopgap: Digital Marketing Manager   
£45000 - £55000 per annum: Stopgap: Do you have outstanding B2C digital marketing skills and are able to set up and run the digital marketing for a fast growing business? Then read on... South London, London
           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:

Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

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From Education Week:

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

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

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

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

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

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:





Legislature to Pass Budget Today

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Silicon Valley's Influence on Public Education | Truth in American Education   
Silicon Valley's Influence on Public Education | Truth in American Education:

Silicon Valley's Influence on Public Education 



The New York Times published an interesting article about how Silicon Valley companies have pushed coding into public schools.
Natasha Singer writes:
At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation’s needs. To help solve a “huge deficit in the skills that we need today,” Mr. Cook said, the government should do its part to make sure students learn computer programming.
“Coding,” Mr. Cook told the president, “should be a requirement in every public school.”
The Apple chief’s education mandate was just the latest tech company push for coding courses in schools. But even without Mr. Trump’s support, Silicon Valley is already advancing that agenda — thanks largely to the marketing prowess of Code.org, an industry-backed nonprofit group.
This push coincides with corporations’ interest in public education and a shift to a focus onSilicon Valley's Influence on Public Education | Truth in American Education: 

          5 resources to help LGBTQ youth | EdSource   
5 resources to help LGBTQ youth | EdSource:

5 resources to help LGBTQ youth




Pride Month is coming to a close but creating safe and inclusive school environments for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) students, and students with LGBTQ family members, is more than a single-month effort.
According to a recent survey from research firm RTI International, LGBTQ students are two to three times more likely than their peers to be physically assaulted or threatened at school, and are “in urgent need of safe and tolerant environments.” But school personnel, who may be in a position to help, often “lack the knowledge and skills to advocate for them.” The Human Rights Campaign says inclusive schools are essential: “It’s simple: students who don’t feel safe can’t focus on learning. Once students feel like they belong, they thrive academically and socially.” The following are some of the many online training and education resources available for teachers and students.
  • The Anti-Defamation League offers a set of curricula and recommended books on topics such as marriage equality, LGBTQ history, transgender students, bullying and hate-crime prevention at no cost at this link. Resources include standards-based downloadable lesson plans organized by grade level. According to the Anti-Defamation League, LGBTQ history “is American history and should be integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year.”
  • The nonprofit LGBTQ education advocacy group GLSEN, which has chapters 5 resources to help LGBTQ youth | EdSource:

          'Someone has paid me to kill you'...   
       

          How a tiny L.A. cybersecurity firm pulled the plug on a global ransomware attack   

Salim Neino had been waiting for something like WannaCry.

Fast, indiscriminate and disruptive, the computer infection locked up computers in British hospitals and was spreading across the world when Neino’s company Kryptos Logic stepped into the ring.

One of his researchers found a so-called kill...


          Pedestrian Hit By Bus This Week Was 71-Year-Old Man   
Authorities have released the name of man who was hit and killed by a bus as he was crossing the street earlier this week. Continue reading…
          Comment on 5 reasons you should buy the OnePlus 5 by thecoolkid 😎   
I can't agree that "Part of the problem is that Android takes so much damn RAM because of it's poor memory management (compared to Apple's iDevices)". iOS uses task switching, in Android we have true multitasking. It's give a little, take a little. And Android is really good at managing memory and processes, especially the latest versions. Every new version brings new improvements. Google is targeting background processes hard with O, so it's actually gonna use less RAM and battery. They push their task queueing, so processes execute one by one in the background letting system run smoothly and use less resources. Why build a phone with huge amount of RAM to keep all the apps in the background if the system is gonna kill them anyway?
          UI Designer - Grazitti - India   
As a web designer at Grazitti Interactive, you would be a person who has a passion for design, good aesthetic sense and possesses strong analytical skills so
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          Web Designer/Developer - Coffeebeanmedia - India   
Experience : 0.6- 1.5 years Key Skills : HTML5, CSS 3, Javascript, Bootstrap Responsive, PHP, MySQL,Wordpress,Photoshop Qualification : BCA/MCA/B.Tech
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          UX-UI Designer - Slingbox - India   
You will have strong visual design skills, be extremely detailed oriented, and be able to produce pixel perfect assets to support a variety of products and...
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          5 Tips for a Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Fourth of July   
It's always more fun when the Earth is happy, too.

With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July around the corner, everyone can benefit from a few tips on how to reduce the environmental footprint of their summer celebrations. Here are five tips to be more environmentally friendly for the Fourth of July (and all summer activities we take part in) and how we stay cool (as well as some motivating statistics to illustrate why its important to do so):

1. Take a stroll/hop on a bike

The average passenger vehic