Agnews at London Art Week 2017   

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Theodoor Rombouts (Antwerp 1597–1637 Antwerp), Card Players in an InteriorOil on canvas (Signed lower right: T. ROMBOVTS), 147 x 186 cm© 2017 London Art Week

ProvenanceBaron Corneille Osy de Zegwart (1757–1831); and by descent to Jean Osy de Zegwart (1792– 1866). And by descent to Baron Edouard Osy de Zegwart (1832–1900), governor of Antwerp. And by descent to Baroness Osy de Zegwart and by descent in her family until 2014.

NoteTheodoor Rombouts was the primary exponent of Flemish Caravaggism, a brief but important artistic phenomenon that peaked in the 1620s. Born in Antwerp in 1597, the history and genre painter is best known for his large-scale secular works depicting merry companies, music scenes and card-playing characters in compact compositions. His half-length figures, firmly modelled and always lively, wear theatrical costumes and are set in chiaroscuro lighting typical of the Flemish Caravaggisti, also known as the Antwerp Tenebrosi. The artist began as a pupil of François van Lanckvelt in 1608 and then studied under Abraham Janssens (c.1575–1632), whose influence is evident throughout his career. Sometime after drafting his last will and testament in 1616 Rombouts left for Rome where he quickly embraced the style of Caravaggio (1571–1610) and Bartolomeo Manfredi (1582–1622). There is little known about his time in Italy but the documentation that does exist places the artist in the Roman parish of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte in 1620, which means that Dirck van Baburen (c.1592/93–1624), David de Haen (1585–1622) and Manfredi were living nearby. Enticed by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Rombouts also probably worked in Florence. Rombouts returned to his native city in 1625; he became a master in the painters' guild and a dean of the guild from 1629 to 1630. In 1627 he married Anna van Thielen, the sister of one of his pupils, flower painter Jan Philip van Thielen (1618–1667). The couple welcomed the birth of their daughter, Anna Maria, the following year. The successful artist painted mostly for private clients and for the open market but he also executed some altarpieces, with most commissions coming from Ghent. Though best known for his work in the Caravaggesque idiom, Rombouts's artistic development after returning to Antwerp followed popular taste. As the fashionable interest in Caravaggism began to wane after 1630, the savvy artist moved in the direction of Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), towards greater refinement in his palette and surfaces. According to Leonard J. Slatkes, Rombouts's works were always only superficially Caravaggesque and were more profoundly shaped by the influences of his many Flemish baroque contemporaries.1 Little is known of his Antwerp workshop but his pupils included Nicolaas van Eyck (1617–1679), Jan Philip van Thielen and Paulus Robyns. Near the end of his life he attempted to replicate a house and studio in imitation of Rubens. The costly endeavour apparently incurred heavy debts, which he never had the opportunity to resolve due to his untimely death in 1637. The present work, Card Players in an Interior, belongs among the finest and most representative works of Rombouts's Caravaggesque genre scenes. Recalling Manfredi's merry company pictures, there is a marked sense of monumentality to the five figures that are arranged around a carpeted table, engaged in a game of cards. The individuals are realistic and expressive; the scene appears convincingly spontaneous and natural. Rombouts introduces repoussoir figures that confront the viewer and direct attention to the central bearded figure who stares down at his hand of cards, presumably a self-portrait. Rombouts also included a portrait of his wife, Anna, in the hatted figure seated beside him. The inclusion of self-portraits and portraits of family members was not unusual in Dutch and Flemish genre painting, despite the potentially negative associations of moralising subjects. Card playing was perceived as a time-waster at best and, at worst, was associated with any number of disreputable behaviours. Though no alcohol is depicted, coins are strewn about the table: a reference to the ‘unwholesome' activity of gambling. Portraits of Rombouts, his wife and even his young daughter can be seen in another of his works, The Backgammon Players, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (fig. 1), in which the lavishly dressed soldier bears the artist's likeness. This comparison not only confirms the identities of the Theodoor and Anna in our picture but also helps to date it. The Backgammon Players, painted in 1634, demonstrates Rombouts's move away from Caravaggism towards the prevailing baroque style as it evolved in Antwerp. Unlike our picture, the Raleigh composition is set in a deeper space with vaguely classicising figures. The palette is brighter, the lighting more diffuse and the costumes more sophisticated. The luxurious shimmering fabrics speak of the direct influence of Rubens and Van Dyck. Our Card Players was certainly produced earlier when Rombouts was still painting under the influence of Roman Caravaggism, adeptly applying chiaroscuro and local colour to his rustically expressive scenes.

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Matthias Stomer (c.1600–after 1652), The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomewcirca 1630-5. Oil on canvas, 44 x 62 in. (111.8 x 157.5 cm.) © 2017 London Art Week

Note: Matthias Stomer ranks among the most important and prolific Netherlandish masters of the seventeenth century who were active in Italy. This talented painter was among the last of the famed Dutch Caravaggisti. Although Stomer's birthplace cannot be documented with any certainty, the name Stom is of Southern Netherlandish (Flemish) derivation and it is possible that he emigrated from this region, like so many of his countrymen, to the Dutch Republic. Here he might have received his artistic training in Utrecht or possibly Amersfoort. The influence of Dutch painters from both those towns in terms of style and subject matter is readily detectable in his earliest work, in particular the influence of the prominent Utrecht painter, Gerrit van Honthorst, as well as that of Hendrick ter Brugghen, Joachim Wtewael or the venerable Abraham Bloemaert. In 1630 Stomer travelled to Rome and stayed there until around 1635. Our picture, The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, was painted during this Roman period and is an important picture within his overall oeuvre. Saint Bartholomew is traditionally identified as one of Christ's original twelve apostles. After the Resurrection, Bartholomew is believed to have preached the gospel in India and Armenia. In the latter region, he was flayed alive and then hung upside down for refusing to worship idols. In Stomer's dramatic canvas, the doomed saint is posed frontally in half-length. He is stripped to his loincloth and one of the executioners has already begun his grisly task. Stomer has added the remarkable motif of a figure in a striking terracotta-coloured robe at the far left, perhaps a pagan priest, who holds a golden statuette of Minerva before the elderly saint, thereby contextualising the immediate cause of his martyrdom. Stomer was probably familiar with a picture of the saint's martyrdom painted in Rome by the French Caravaggist Valentin de Boulogne, datable to c.1616.

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

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

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

London Art Week, 30 June – 7 July 2017


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          J’ai rencontré un homme sur un site de rencontre sur Solitude affective   
J’ai rencontré un homme sur un site de rencontre et, pendant plusieurs semaines, nous avons longuement dialogué par mail et sur SKYPE et nous, nous sommes même vus à la CAM. Il réunissait tous les critères que je recherche chez un homme : gentil, sensible, romantique et, physiquement, tout à fait mon type d’homme.
Lors de nos conversations, il m’a dit qu’il avait créé une fondation en Afrique pour aider des petits orphelins qu’il avait pris sous sa protection. Donc, à force de discussion, il m’a convaincu d’envoyer une somme d’argent en Côte d’Ivoire à monsieur DUPOND Bernard. J’ai même eu cet individu au téléphone qui m’a informé que mon ami Franck LAROUX, domicilié à NICE, s’était rendu auprès des enfants et ne pouvait pas revenir car il avait eu un accident en allant à l’aéroport pour rentrer en France. Nous devions nous voir le 20 Novembre 2014 mais il a quitté la France depuis le 08 Novembre et n’est toujours pas rentré ! J’ai essayé de l’appeler, j’ai demandé à lui parler mais la personne que j’ai eu au bout du fil avait un accent africain que je ne connaissais pas ; je lui ai dit que je ne croyais absolument pas qu’il était l’homme que j’avais vu à la CAM et qui était sur les photos qu'il ma transmises par mail. Depuis ce jour, je n'ai plus aucune nouvelle. Pour me prouver sa bonne foi, je lui avais demandé de me scanner ses papiers d'identité afin que je sois rassurée. J'ai donc une copie de sa carte d'identité et de son permis de conduire : il vit aux environs de NICE, il est né le 22 novembre 1966 et il s'appelle Franck LAROUX mais tout est en fait faux puisqu'ils utilisent des pièces d'identité volées à des français. Cela m'a été confirmé par l'organisme de service anti-fraude qui m'a beaucoup aidé à récupérer l'argent envoyé tout en mettant la main sur ces arnaqueurs qui, a priori, habitent en Afrique. A l'époque, je l'ai dénoncé sur le site où je suis inscrite et ils m'ont conseillé de prendre contact avec un organisme Interpole en lutte contre la cybercriminalité. Tout au long de cette histoire, je lui ai fait parvenir au total 19,000€ afin de pouvoir l'aider et faire en sorte à ce qu'il me rejoigne très vite comme nous cela était convenu parce que j'y croyais vraiment ! Avec l'aide d'une amie, j'ai pris contact avec un organisme de cyber-antifraude en COTE D'IVOIRE et en collaboration avec l'inspecteur de police M. MICHEL CADOT ; eux aussi m'ont vraiment aidé à le démasquer car c'était bel et bien un Africain en complicité avec des collaborateurs escrocs et autres professionnels du net qui m'ont dépouillé. Heureusement pour moi, ils ont finalement été démasqués et arrêtés avec l'aide de l'organisme Interpole en lutte contre la cybercriminalité et M. MICHEL CADOT . Finalement, je me suis faite rembourser la totalité de mon argent suivi des frais de dédommagement ce qui représente un total de 22,000€. Alors, si toi aussi tu es dans ce cas, confie toi et n'hésite pas ! Portez maintes plaintes afin de demander plus d'aide jusqu'à la satisfaction et remboursement officiel ! écris ton témoignage afin d'aider d'autres personnes à ne pas être victime et, j'en suis convaincue, cela aura des effets positifs car ils vont t'aider à mettre la main sur ces personnes de mauvaise foi. Ensuite, toutes les sommes d'argent que tu as eu à envoyer à ces escrocs seront remboursées, accompagnées par des frais de dédommagement. Voici le contact mail de l'organisme qui m'a aidé : lieutenant.m.cadot1@gmail.com
          Comanda mea de produse Leitz WOW si cateva idei de proiecte   
Stiu ca este vacanta deja, dar un profesor nu ia niciodata vacanta cu adevarat. Se odihneste doua-trei zile, dupa care deja incepe nebunia: se gandeste cum va schimba decorul din clasa pentru urmatorul an scolar, cauta materiale cat mai interesante, macar pentru prima luna din noul an, se gandeste cu ce ii va surprinde pe
          En medio de crisis, artistas venezolanos retoman discurso de Cantinflas   
Por: Juan Carlos Martínez Samaguey/@MrtinezSmaguey Venezuela (MiMorelia.com).- En medio la crisis que envuelve a Venezuela, actores de este país usaron recientemente un fragmento de una de las cintas de Mario Moreno “Cantinflas” como reflexión sobre el papel de una autoridad. Al Helicoide trasladados los estudiantes detenidos esta tarde en El Rosal. pic.twitter.com/etpsCCzL6M — RCTV.net (@RCTVenlinea) June 30, 2017 Fue Norkys Batista, actriz de Radio Caracas Televisión, quien en su cuenta de Instagram compartió el emotivo mensaje del cómico mexicano en la cinta “El patrullero 777”.   Naaaa pelusaaa..! No avanzamos como sociedad, estamos mal y cada vez peor..! Que PORQUERIA..! #sosvenezuela #sos #VENEZUELA #norkysbatista A post shared by Norkys Batista (@norkys_batista) on Jun 28, 2017 at 1:28pm PDT “Caen los que no debieran caer… vivimos en un mundo de desorden y de violencia, un mundo donde nadie respeta las instituciones y donde las instituciones no respetan a nadie”, se puede escuchar en el extracto. También retoman la idea de que la policía no debe convertirse en una “amenaza uniformada”, esto ante la ola de violencia en la que ataques entre civiles y autoridades ha dejado cientos de muertos en aquella república bolivariana. Le puede interesar: Venezuela será “liberada de opositores, con […]
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          The Number 1 Foreign Language Learning Myth   
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          Ha-Ash - Dos Copas de Mas   

Letra y acordes de Dos Copas de Mas

(Letra y música de Hanna Nicole Perez Mosa y Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa)
Intro
MI

MI
Fue hace más de un mes que yo te dije adiós
porque no aguantaba más tu mal humor
                 LA
Te sentías el mejor, a todo era yo, yo, yo, yo.
MI
Prometí borrarte del teléfono
                                                               LA
y quemar las fotos donde tú y yo éramos puro amor
                                                 MI
Ahora lo entiendo solo fue mi ilusión
SI         DO#m    LA                SI
Nunca imaginé extrañar lo que odié.

                  MI                            SI
Aunque yo se que ya no debo hacerlo
                       DO#m                     LA
Dos copas de más me traen a tu recuerdo
           SI                   MI                              SI
Me hacen dudar si fui yo quien se rindió primero
              DO#m                    LA
En la soledad lo malo sabe bueno
      SI               LA
Y la verdad ya sé que me arrepentiré
          SI             MI
pero hoy te llamaré.

MI      SI     DO#m   LA   SI
Uh oh uh oh uh oh...

MI
Es curioso como este corazón
se ha hecho preso de tener un mal sabor
                    LA
Y dice que estoy muy mal,
                                                     MI
pero te prefiero antes que esta realidad.
SI         DO#m    LA                SI
Nunca imaginé extrañar lo que odié.

                  MI                            SI
Aunque yo se que ya no debo hacerlo
                       DO#m                     LA
dos copas de más me traen a tu recuerdo
            SI                   MI                           SI
Me hacen dudar si fui yo quien se rindió primero
              DO#m                    LA
En la soledad lo malo sabe bueno
      SI               LA
Y la verdad ya sé que me arrepentiré
          SI             MI
pero hoy te llamaré.

MI      SI     DO#m   LA   SI           MI
Uh oh uh oh uh oh...    Hoy te llamaré
MI      SI     DO#m   LA   SI
Uh oh uh oh uh oh..

                  MI                            SI
Aunque yo se que ya no debo hacerlo
                       DO#m                     LA
dos copas de más me traen a tu recuerdo
            SI                   MI                           SI
Me hacen dudar si fui yo quien se rindió primero
              DO#m                    LA
En la soledad lo malo sabe bueno
      SI               LA                     SI 
y la verdad ya sé que me arrepentiré
                LA
Oh ya sé que me arrepentiré
           SI              MI
pero hoy te llamaré.

MI      SI     DO#m   LA   SI             MI
Uh oh uh oh uh oh...       Hoy te llamaré.
MI      SI     DO#m   LA   SI             MI
Uh oh uh oh uh oh...       Hoy te llamaré.

MI
Ring ring…. Ring ring…. Hello.
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          Sin Bandera - Sobre Mi ft. Maluma   

Letra y acordes de Sobre Mi

(Letra y música de Leonel García, Noel Schajris, Maluma)
Intro
MI7

LAm                           MIm       REm
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
LAm                           MIm       REm
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh. oh oh oh

 LAm
Tengo los recuerdos rotos y me mata poco a poco
MIm                           REm
El desierto en que me quedé.
LAm
Un suspiro más me queda, vivo en un toque de queda,
 MIm                    REm
Hace tiempo me resigné.

LAm
Y ahora tú regresas
                         MIm                REm
y borras de un beso toda tranquilidad
LAm
Y ahora tú me besas
                       MIm                   REm
y aunque lo intente ya no puedo parar.

LAm
Hey, hey, hey, hey... ¿Tú llamando otra vez?
   MIm                                REm
Y ahora que tú me buscas, no estoy y te disgusta.
LAm
Es que se siente bien que tú quieras volver
  MIm                                   REm
Y ahora que tú me buscas, no estoy y te disgusta.

LAm
Si hubiera sabido que eras un caso perdido,
          MIm                        REm
Sin dudar yo hubiera huido de ti.
LAm
Nunca fui cobarde pero es demasiado tarde,
        MIm                    REm
Tu cadera se apodera de mí.

LAm
Y ahora tú regresas
                         MIm                REm
y borras de un beso toda tranquilidad
LAm
Y ahora tú me besas
                       MIm                   REm
y aunque lo intento ya no puedo parar.

LAm
Hey, hey, hey, hey... ¿Tú llamando otra vez?
   MIm                                REm
Y ahora que tú me buscas, no estoy y te disgusta.
LAm
Es que se siente bien que tú quieras volver
  MIm                                   REm
Y ahora que tú me buscas, no estoy y te disgusta.

LAm                                 MIm        REm
Uoh uoh uoh, uoh uoh uoh oh oh, uoh oh oh
LAm                                 MIm        REm
Uoh uoh uoh, uoh uoh uoh oh oh, uoh oh oh

LAm     
Dime ¿Qué tú quiere ma? No te lo voa dar
 MIm
Ya no incistas más, ahora que estoy soltero voy a disfrutar.
LAm
Estuve tanto tiempo yo pensando en ti
Tú bien sabes lo que hice por ti
 MIm
Fui sincero nunca te mentí
Si te hubieras dado cuenta seguirías aquí.

FA                       SOL       
Y cuando estás conmigo amor
              MIm                 LA
Se me olvida todo lo que juré
                 FA                         MI
Tu bien sabes que yo siempre estaré.

LAm
Hey, hey, hey, hey... ¿Tú llamando otra vez?
  MIm                                REm
Y ahora que tú me buscas, no estoy y te disgusta.
LAm
Es que se siente bien que tú quieras volver
  MIm                                   REm
Y ahora que tú me buscas, no estoy y te disgusta.

LAm                                 MIm        REm
Uoh uoh uoh, uoh uoh uoh oh oh, uoh oh oh.
LAm                                 MIm        REm
Uoh uoh uoh, uoh uoh uoh oh oh, uoh oh oh.

          LAm
Tienes poder sobre mí, si me miras ya no sé cómo salir,
                            MIm                      REm
Si suspiras no me puedo resistir y decirte no.
          LAm
Tienes poder sobre mí si me miras y me puedes controlar,
                            MIm                            REm
Si suspiras ya no sé cómo escapar y decir que no.

LAm                                               MIm
Si regresas me pierdo y no puedo pensar.
                            REm                        LAm
Si te vas no me acuerdo y te vuelvo a aceptar.
LAm                                             MIm
Si regresas me pierdo y no puedo pensar.
                                REm                   LAm
Si te vas no me acuerdo y te vuelvo a aceptar.
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          Ex-Geordie Shore cast member Chantelle Connelly guilty of punching woman   
Connelly had denied committing GBH on the 22-year-old she had been talking to in a Newcastle bar in October.
          Mana - Vivir sin aire   

Letra y acordes de Vivir sin aire

(Letra y música de Fernando Olvera - Maná)
RE/FA# es (200232) o (xx4232) o si se les complica hagan solo RE
Intro
SOL  SIm  DO  RE/FA#
SOL  SIm  DO  RE/FA#
SOL  SIm  DO  RE
SOL  SIm  DO  RE

SOL        SIm  DO 
Como quisiera...
RE/FA#          SOL  SIm DO RE/FA#
poder vivir sin aire
SOL        SIm  DO 
como quisiera...
RE/FA#          SOL  SIm DO RE/FA#
poder vivir sin agua
SOL        SIm   DO
Me encantaría...
RE/FA#                 SOL  SIm DO RE/FA#
quererte un poco menos,
SOL        SIm  DO
como quisiera...
RE/FA#          SOL  SIm DO RE/FA#
poder vivir sin ti...

DO          RE     MIm     RE   DO
Pero no puedo, siento que muero
SOL                                 RE   REsus4 RE
me estoy ahogando sin tú amor.
MIm                 DO               SOL
Como quisiera poder vivir sin aire
RE/FA# MIm                  DO              RE
           como quisiera calmar mi aflicción
MIm                DO                SOL
como quisiera poder vivir sin agua
RE/FA# MIm                DO           RE
           me encantaría robar tú corazón.

SOL  SIm  DO  RE/FA#
SOL  SIm  DO  RE/FA#

SOL           SIm  DO
Como pudiera...
         RE             SOL  SIm DO RE
un pez nadar sin agua,
SOL         SIm  DO
como pudiera...  
     RE              SOL  SIm DO RE
un ave volar sin alas.
SOL     SIm  DO
como pudiera...
     RE                SOL  SIm DO RE
la flor crecer sin tierra
SOL       SIm  DO
como quisiera...
      RE          SOL  SIm DO RE
Poder vivir sin ti...    Oh no.

DO           RE     MIm     RE  DO
Pero no puedo, siento que muero
SOL                                 RE   REsus4 RE
me estoy ahogando sin tú amor.
MIm                 DO               SOL
Como quisiera poder vivir sin aire
RE/FA# MIm                  DO              RE
           como quisiera calmar mi aflicción,
MIm                DO                SOL
como quisiera poder vivir sin agua
RE/FA# MIm                DO           RE
           me encantaría robar tú corazón.

MIm                   DO         SOL
Como quisiera lanzarte al olvido
RE/FA# MIm                   DO              RE
          como quisiera guardarte en un cajón,
MIm                  DO                SOL
como quisiera borrarte de un soplido
RE/FA# MIm                  DO              RE
          me encantaría matar esta canción.

SOL  SIm  DO  RE  SOL
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Maná - Vivir sin aire

Letra y acordes de guitarra y piano

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          Polícia Civil divulgou balanço da Operação Força no Foco realizada em Garanhuns   


O Delegado titular da 18ª Delegacia Seccional de Garanhuns, Luiz Bernardo, convocou a imprensa na manhã desta terça-feira (27/6) para uma coletiva no Auditório da Codeam, no bairro da Brasília em Garanhuns, para divulgar os números da “Operação Força no Foco” comandada por ele nos dias 21 e 22/6 em Garanhuns e cidades da Região. A coletiva teve a presença de representantes da Receita Estadual, Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar, Conselho Tutelar, Guarda Municipal, Corpo de Bombeiros e Vigilância Sanitária.

De acordo com o delegado, a operação não era sigilosa, mas tinha o objetivo de prevenir as práticas de ilícitos criminais, administrativo e repressão aos Crimes Violentos Letais Intencionais (CVLI) na região, que são homicídios e latrocínios. O delegado informou que 15 pessoas foram presas e apreendidas 03 armas de fogo juntamente com 27 munições. As armas apreendidas foram duas pistolas e um rifle, além de um simulacro de metralhadora, toucas ninjas e rádios comunicadores que estavam sendo utilizadas para a prática de assaltos na região. As ações foram coordenadas pelo Delegado João Lins com a participação das equipes da Delegada Maria das Graças e Delegado Alysson Câmara, com apoio do Grupamento Tático Aéreo (GTA) coordenado pelo próprio delegado.

O Major PM Albuquerque, informou que as ações foram positivas, cerca de 64 policiais em cada turno das 48h realizaram diversas blitz, também foram realizadas ações integradas em bares e restaurantes que resultou em notificações e fechamento de estabelecimentos comerciais. Durante as ações da PM foram abordados 2039 transeuntes, 838 motocicletas, 767 carros e 84 bicicletas.

O Conselho Tutelar não constatou nenhuma violação de direitos relacionados à Crianças e Adolescentes nas diligências realizadas.

O presidente da AMSTT, Elielson Barbosa, informou que durante as ações da Guarda Municipal foram abordados 659 veículos, sendo 20 deles notificados, ou seja, multados e 13 recolhidos ao pátio da Autarquia, além de 03 documentos recolhidos por irregularidades.

O Corpo de Bombeiros fiscalizou 08 estabelecimentos comerciais, sendo 3 deles notificados e três interditados por apresentarem irregularidades.

A Vigilância Sanitária realizou fiscalização para verificação de irregularidades nos bares, similares e outros estabelecimentos comercias na cidade, com objetivo de diminuir o risco de agravo a saúde da população local. Segundo a Drª Catarina, 08 bares foram inspecionados, 04 deles foram interditados e 08 notificados. Os estabelecimentos apresentavam vários tipos de irregularidades que traziam agravo a saúde, inclusive com risco de morte, uma vez que sejam ingeridos por crianças e idosos por apresentarem imunidades baixas. A doutora ressaltou a importância de ingerir um alimento saudável e alertou o risco de contaminação, chamando a atenção para as filas em postos de saúde e hospitais, pessoas que na maioria estão ali com doenças transmitidas através de alimentos.

A Receita Estadual – SEFAZ produziu 19 Autos de Apreensões de mercadorias em situação irregular, no valor total de R$ 597.403,87; e 48 Autos de Infração por irregularidades fiscais diversas, num total constituído de: R$ 422.713,66, valores que ultrapassaram o valor de R$ 1 milhão.

O DETRAN através da LEI SECA realizou 226 abordagens, sendo autuados 27 num total de 61. Também foram recolhidos 12 Certificados de Registro e Licenciamento de Veículo (CRLV) e uma Carteira Nacional de Habilitação (CNH).

A Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF), abordou 296 pessoas, 283 veículos, realizou 105 notificações pelo Código de Trânsito Brasileiro (CTB), 03 notificações pela ANTT; 32 veículos foram apreendidos e 01 Mandado de Prisão cumprido. Além disso, 04 Certificados de Registro e Licenciamento de Veículo(CRLV) foram recolhidos, 03 Carteira Nacional de Habilitação (CNH) recolhidas, 173 Abordagens educativas e 173 Testes de Etilômetro.

O delegado Luiz Bernardo parabenizou a integração dos órgãos em comprometimento com a população de Garanhuns e ressaltou que mais ações deste tipo estão por vir.

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          Omega - Te Deseo   

Letra y acordes de Te Deseo

(Letra y música de Diego Herrera?)
Canta Hugo
Intro
FA#  SI     FA#    RE#7   SOL#m
MI  FA#  SI    FA#

    SI                                                       RE#m
Deseo que te quedes sola y que mueras de frío
que nadie te quiera que busques alivio
                      RE#7                 SOL#m
y que solo encuentres tristeza y vacío en tu corazón
    MI                                             DO#m
Deseo que toda tu vida se caiga a pedazos
                                                      MI
deseo que te ahogues en un mar de llanto
                                                        FA#
y que pidas auxilio y que todos se burlen al ver tu dolor.

FA#  SOLdim

SOL#m                                             RE#m
Deseo que usen tu cuerpo por simple placer
             MI                                             SI
que en ti desahoguen las ganas y no te vuelvan a ver.
SOL#m                                             RE#m
Deseo que todas las dudas se adueñen de ti
         MI                   DO#m 
de veras que me encantaría
                       FA#
que sufras el daño que me hiciste a mi.

                           SI
Que te pudras en la soledad
                          FA#
que no exista un lugar donde vivas en paz
                   RE#7
que te pisoteen y se burlen de ti
                              SOL#m
que no encuentres jamás a quien amar
                    MI  DO#m            FA#
eso es lo mejor que te puedo desear.
                           SI
Que te hagan pagar tu traición
                          FA#
caigas en la locura y pierdas la razón
                   RE#7
y que te condenen mil años de cárcel
                  SOL#m
por envenenarme el corazón
                        MI  FA#                  SI
te deseo que sufras lo que hoy sufro yo.

FA#  SI        FA# 
FA#  SOLdim

SOL#m                                             RE#m
Deseo que usen tu cuerpo por simple placer
             MI                                             SI
que en ti desahoguen las ganas y no te vuelvan a ver.
SOL#m                                             RE#m
Deseo que todas las dudas se adueñen de ti
         MI                   DO#m 
de veras que me encantaría
                       FA#
que sufras el daño que me hiciste a mi.

                          SI
Que te pudras en la soledad
                          FA#
que no exista un lugar donde vivas en paz
                   RE#7
que te pisoteen y se burlen de ti
                              SOL#m
que no encuentres jamás a quien amar
                    MI  DO#m            FA#
eso es lo mejor que te puedo desear.
                           SI
Que te hagan pagar tu traición
                          FA#
caigas en la locura y pierdas la razón
                   RE#7
y que te condenen mil años de cárcel
                  SOL#m
por envenenarme el corazón
                        MI  FA#                  SI
te deseo que sufras lo que hoy sufro yo.

FA#                 SI                    FA# 
      Y aquí se baila, y aquí se goza
        SI       FA#       SI     FA#      SI
con Omega.

FA#    SI    FA#     SI    DO#m  FA#  SI
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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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          Angelo Gioia deixa Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco   

Depois de oito meses à frente da Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco (SDS), Angelo Fernandes Gioia pediu desligamento do cargo nesta quarta-feira (28). De acordo com o governo do estado, ele deixou o posto alegando questões pessoais. O novo secretário escolhido pelo governador Paulo Câmara é Antônio de Pádua Vieira Cavalcanti, que ocupava a Corregedoria Geral da SDS desde janeiro deste ano. Angelo Gioia alegou ter pedido para ser desligado do cargo para estar com a família e sai do posto com a "absoluta tranquilidade e satisfação do dever cumprido", segundo nota enviada pela Secretaria de Imprensa de Pernambuco.

No fim de 2016 e no começo deste ano, ele enfrentou um movimento por reajuste salarial dos policiais militares que resultou em uma operação padrão. Em fevereiro de 2017, Gioia trocou o comandante da Polícia Militar, coronel Carlos D'Albuquerque, pelo coronel Vanildo Maranhão, além de substituir o chefe da Polícia Civil, o delegado Antônio Barros, pelo delegado Joselito Amaral. Assim como Gioia, o novo titular da SDS-PE também foi delegado da Polícia Federal (PF), atuando de 2003 até o último mês de janeiro. 

PERFIL DO NOVO SECRETÁRIO
Natural do Recife, Antônio de Pádua nasceu em 27 de junho de 1977 e é bacharel em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). Já integrou o Ministério Público de Pernambuco (MPPE) como oficial de promotoria entre os anos de 2000 e 2003 e, em seguida, assumiu o cargo de delegado da PF.No posto, ele exerceu cargos de chefia em locais como a Delegacia de Entorpecentes, na Coordenadoria de Operações de Erradicação de Maconha no Interior de Pernambuco, na Delegacia de Imigração em Pernambuco, na Delegacia de Polícia Marítima. Entre os anos de 2015 e 2016, Pádua foi chefe da regional da Interpol em Pernambuco e, entre 2016 e 2017, exerceu o mesmo cargo na Delegacia de Armas e Produtos Químicos.

          Prince Royce - Stand by me   

Letra y acordes de Stand by me

(Letra y música de Ben E. King - Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller)
Intro
LA     FA#m    RE     MI     LA

                   LA                     FA#m
When the night, has come and the land is dark
         RE            MI                   LA
Y la luna es la luz que brilla ante mí
           LA                            FA#m
Miedo no, no tendré, oh I won't me asustaré
            RE                 MI              LA
Just as long as you stand, stand by me.

                                  LA                  FA#m
And darling, darling stand by me oh stand by me
         RE    MI           LA
Oh stand... Junto a mí...  Junto a mí.

                             LA
Y aunque las montañas o el cielo caiga
FA#m                                         RE
No voy a preocuparme porque se
                  MI             LA
Que tu estas, junto a mí
            LA                       FA#m
No lloraré, no lloraré oh, I won’t shed a tear
               RE             MI           LA
Porque se, que tu estás junto a mi.

                                   LA            FA#m
And darling, darling stand by me oh stand by me
         RE      MI                  LA
Oh stand....  Stand by me... Stand by me.

LA     FA#m    RE     MI     LA
LA     FA#m    RE     MI     LA

                                  LA                  FA#m
And darling, darling stand by me oh stand by me
         RE    MI               LA
Oh stand...   Junto a mí...  Junto a mí.
                                  LA                  FA#m
And darling, darling stand by me oh stand by me
         RE    MI               LA
Oh stand...   Junto a mí...  Junto a mí.

RE       MI     LA   FA#m   RE    MI   LA   FA#m
     Come on...
RE       MI       LA 

       DO#m                  RE    MI        LA      FA#m
And darling, darling stand by me oh stand by me
         RE    MI               LA
Oh stand...   Junto a mí...  Junto a mí.
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          Woman, 21, held at Heathrow on suspicion of preparing terror acts   
The woman was arrested as she left a flight from Istanbul, Turkey.
          80-Year-Old Woman Thinks It’s No Big Deal That She Fought Off a Rabid Bobcat   
An 80-year-old New Hampshire woman who was attacked by a bobcat is recovering and back to tending to her garden, where the rabid animal left her bloodied over the weekend. Elsie Dabrowski was cutting the grass around her flowers Sunday night when she said a bobcat suddenly lunged at her and latched onto her face with its teeth and claws. Dabrowski grabbed a sickle and struck the massive cat about five times before her dogs scared it away. “I was bleeding so profusely.
          Walsh & TJ - Whatever Podcast Episode 10 - Sports Radio Bromances   
Sports talk radio has produced some great duos over the years - Mike & The Mad Dog, Dennis & Callahan, Jim Rome & his ego. Locally, Irv & Joe are among the all-time greats. A budding star duo, Ryan & Danny, join TJ to talk about what makes their radio bromance work.
          Beyrouth: la saisie de drogue, une arme politique?   
alissa nasri drogue syrie liban

Il ne fait pas bon être toxicomane et anti-Bachar...
          Concern over govt's apathy towards Jamuna    
TEZPUR, June 30 - The issue of government's alleged negligence towards international woman boxer Jamuna Boro has raised eyebrows of late.
          Podcast #329: Summer Salad from Jun 30, 2017   
Hypp Fractal - "Euphoria" - Midnight C_C - "ôll_llô" - Impendulo Audiobinger - "Head Knocker" Resonancedj - "Like This Hotel" - Volume 4 (V/A) Audiobinger - "The Cypher" D-Smoker - "Bizntrak" - Volume 4 (V/A) Artofescapism - "Half the Point" Lobo Loco - "Maximum Respect for YOU" - Little Caesar Komiku - "Xenobiological Forest" - It's time for adventure ! vol 5 Anonymous420 - "Bitcoin Day" - Startup Nation Anonymous420 - "Summer™" - Startup Nation Springtide - "Distant Thunder, Sunday Morning (Again) ." - Sounds strange, weird, but unmistakably romantic (beta) Jenny Hval - "Period Piece" - Live at WFMU for Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B, 10/14/2016 Tapes and Tubes - "Salad Days" - Retroactive PC-One - "A Dark Blue Arc (Instrumental Acoustic)" - PC-One Sgons (Instrumentals) Frederic Lardon feat Laura Palmée - "Dans le love" - Korgi Frederic Lardon feat Laura Palmée - "Dans la glotte" - Korgi http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/73418
          Sistema di comando…   
Sistema di comando, controllo e comunicazione nel settore del supporto medico multinazionale

          Reply #16   
You know what tans my hide? Thinking that probably many of us are going to slap down $20, $30, $50 or even more to win this bad boy........and the winner will be someone who said what the heck..give me 1 ticket please. lol

I decided on $10 and I'm sticking with it. If I'm meant to win so be it.

Use your emagination.....who's the next winner....

A woman.....who went to the corner store to buy her husband some cigs and a 6 pack of Bud Light. Looks up and sees the 200M PB sign and decides... [ More ]
          Servizio di smistamento…   
Servizio di smistamento, recapito e distribuzione bollette, documenti e lettere raccomandate ai clienti di società del Gruppo HERA – PROROGA

          6/29/17-2pm-Top of the Hour Newscast   
Washoe County Deputies are asking you to keep an eye out for an elderly North Valley's woman who is missing, and may be at risk. Shirley Hendricks is white, about 78 years old, 6 feet tall, with grey hair......
          Ros Saksi Mawar Rashid Dilamar! 'So Sweetttt'    
EHEM! Sweet Nampak?  Macam dalam drama love story pula apabila pelakon Mawar Rashid   menerima kejutan dilamar kekasih hatinya, Raf Yaakob dalam suasana penuh romantis!!

Mawar, 23, memuatnaik sekeping gambar menerusi akaun Instagramnya untuk  memaklumkan dia sudah dilamar adik kepada penyanyi Datuk Fazley Yaakob.

Lamaran itu bersaksikan taburan kelopak bunga ros merah dan putih yang turut disusun menjadi satu ayat berbunyi, Will U Marry Me?

"Saya harus akui tiada seorang pun pernah datang melamar  saya sebelum ini dan saya gembira dan berharap dia adalah yang pertama dan terakhir, InsyaAllah.

“Untuk kejutan ini, saya diberitahu oleh jurugambar bahawa dia (Raf) melakukan semua ini dengan sendiri. Dari memetik kelopak mawar satu demi satu, susun satu persatu, menyusun dan menyalakan lilin dengan beberapa kejutan lain.

“Saya nampak usahanya untuk membuatkan saya gembira dan saya benar-benar tersentuh. Dapat saya rasakan saya adalah gadis yang paling beruntung di dunia!" tulisnya.



Mawar Rashid menenerima kejutan dilamar oleh Raf. Foto dari Instagram Mawar.
Ketika dilamar, Raf dan Mawar berada dalam satu bulatan yang dikelilingi kelopak bunga ros merah dan putih.

Dalam keadaan berlutut, Raf, 31,  yang pada ketika itu mengenakan kemeja putih dan berseluar jeans hitam menghulurkan cincin kepada Mawar  yang masih dalam keadaan terkejut (menutup mulut denga kedua telapak tangan).

Aksi romantis pasangan ini turut menerima ucapan tahniah rakan-rakan artis dan netizen selain ramai yang turut memuji sifat romantik Raf terhadap bekas finalis Dewi Remaja 2010 itu.

Mawar dalam kenyataannya kepada mStar Online sebelum ini memberitahu dia serius dengan hubungan tersebut dan tidak mahu menyembunyikan perasaan bahagia berkenaan bersama peminat.

"Hubungan kami semakin serius dan tiada apa yang perlu disembunyikan tentang apa yang saya rasa bersama pengikut laman sosial saya. Lagi pula saya agak yakin dengan kesungguhan dia," katanya.

Dalam pada itu, Mawar berkata, Raf yang juga seorang pelakon dan duda itu mempunyai ciri-ciri lelaki yang diimpikannya. 

"Biarpun dia berstatus duda tapi saya terima dia seadanya," ujar Mawar.


          Woman Fatally Injured in Seattle Area Pedestrian Accident   
A woman was killed in a Washington pedestrian accident after she was struck by a car while crossing a street in Lynnwood, Washington. According to a news report in the Herald Net, the woman was attempting to cross the 5300 block of 168th Street SW, when a car struck her. The injured victim was transported […]
          2017 Le Tour de France starts tomorrow in Düsseldorf    
 The route of the 2017 Tour de France 
Starting on 1st July in Düsseldorf 
and finishing in Paris on 23rd July

Stage 1: 14km individual TT 

It's that magical three week of the year again – the Tour de France starts tomorrow with a 14 kilometre flat time trial in the centre of Düsseldorf. At 14 kilometres it is a least twice the distance of most prologues and long enough to create some gaps between the favourites for the Yellow Jersey.

The Tour is often not as exciting as the Giro d'Italia or the Vuelta but even so as the biggest bike race and sporting event in the world it has its own magic.

Overall
Yellow
Will Chris Froome win his 4th Tour? He is yet to win a race this year and his time trial in the Dauphine was disappointing. However, form in the Dauphine isn't always real indicator to how riders perform in the Tour. If Froome is back to his best he might get a flying start from tomorrow's TT, at least over Nairo Quintana and Romain Bardet but unlikely to gain time over Alberto Contador or Richie Porte. 

Froome's rivals include Romain Bardet, who was second last year. Bardet will look to win this year but will the curse of French expectations in not having a Tour winner since Bernard Hinault won the 1985 edition. Richie Porte is strongly fancied this year after winning the Tour Down Under and the Tour of Romandie. However, he lost the Dauphine on the last day when he was left isolated by his team, although he fought hard to have his first place just losing out to Jakob Fulsang, who could be a contender if he can hold his form. Also Porte has yet to really perform over the full three weeks of a Grand Tour but this year could be different. And what of Fabio Aru, Fulsang's team mate? At 28 he should be in his prime and he was very impressive when he won last Sunday's Italian Road Race Championship.

Nairo Quintana nearly won this year's Giro d'Italia losing to Tom Dumoulin in the TT on the last day. We will have to see if he has fully recovered from the Giro. With only 34 kms of TTs this year he should not be in danger of losing important time on his rivals but that has to be set against there only being three mountain top finishes. Alberto Contador had the bad luck to crash on the opening stage last year. Although, he can be counted on making the racing exciting does Contador, at 34, have the form to win the Tour once again.  

Could it all come down to the final time trial on 22nd July in Marseille which includes the sharp steep climb up to Notre Dame de la Garde?    

Green 
Peter Sagan. 

Stage 1 contenders   
Will look at this in a post tomorrow.  

          Congresswoman Debbie Dingell shares her thoughts on President Trump's tweet about "Morning Joe" with Marie Osborne 6-30-17   
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          Woman suspected of plotting terrorist attack arrested after landing in London’s Heathrow airport   
Preview British police have detained a 21-year-old woman at London’s Heathrow Airport, placing her under arrest for allegedly planning to mount “acts of terrorism.” The woman was apprehended as she stepped off a plane from Istanbul.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence reacts to President Trump's tweet with Marie Osborne 6-30-17   
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          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 ...
          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 ...
          Quirk-Silva Bill to Protect California Jobs Becomes Law   
(SACRAMENTO) –Assembly Bill 1727 (AB 1727) by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) was signed into law, by governor Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. AB 1727 reformed the Government Code related to Foreign Trade Zones and the California Foreign Investment Program. Foreign Trade Zones are areas within the state where goods may be imported more easily.  “International…
          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 ...
          A Major League Umpire Is a Hero for Saving a Woman's Life   
Major League Baseball umpire saves the life of a woman. Continue reading…
          Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017   

Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO 30/06/2017 


       Assistir Vila Nova x Criciúma AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017 - Horário: 20:30h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: Premiere PFC - Série B 


Em pouco mais de uma hora tem bola rolando, no Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, para este duelo válido pela 11ª rodada da Série B, o jogo foi marcado para às 20:30h ( de Brasília),  a transmissão ao vivo será pelo canal Premiere PFC. Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Classificação: O Vila Nova está de olho na liderança da Competição, o time tem tido um bom resultados nos últimos jogos, vem no terceiro lugar, com 18 pontos, está separado do líder Juventude por apenas 4 pontos. Na rodada passada, venceu o clássico contra o Goiás por 2x0. Nos últimos cinco jogo tem apenas uma derrota.

Já o time de Criciúma, aparece na nona posição, está de olho no G4, com 14 pontos, embalado com três vitórias seguidas, se vencer hoje vai chegar à mesma pontuação do líder Internacional.


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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
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          Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017    

Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO 30/06/2017 


       Assistir Paysandu x Luverdense AO VIVO Online 30/06/2017 - Horário: 19:15h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV e Premiere PFC - Série B - 


Em crise, o Paysandu abre os portões do Estádio da Curuzu, para recebe o Luverdense, jogo válido pela 11ª rodada da Série B, o confronto marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília), vai ter transmissão ao vivo pelos canais SporTV e Premiere PFC. Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Classificação: O Papão da Curuzu, que já esteve na liderança, está rodada após rodada rumo abaixo na tabela de classificação, vem na décima quarta posição, com 12 pontos, já são seis jogos sem vencer - 4 derrotas e 2 empates - na última rodada perdeu para o CRB por 2x1. Em caso de mais uma derrota, vai acabar a rodada na zona de rebaixamento, isso porque o adversário de hoje, vice-lanterna, tem só um ponto a menos, e dois time da degola tem a mesma pontuação do time paraense.

O Luverdense somou até aqui 11 pontos, vem de derrota para o América-MG por 3x0, antes dessa derrota estava até vindo bem, vinha de duas vitórias e dois empates.

Estreia: O Paysandu mudou o comando do time, hoje vai estrear Marquinhos Santos.

Desfalques: Para o jogo de hoje o técnico não poderá contar com o lateral Peri e o volante Wesley, este último encerrou o contrato com o clube, acabou o tempo

Desfalques no Luverdense: O técnico Júnior Rocha,  terá desfalques quatro desfalques importantes, o  goleiro Diogo Silva, o lateral Aderlan, o zagueiro Pablo e o volante Ricardo .

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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

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 Gols - Resultado
Globoesporte.com
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FICHA TÉCNICA
PAYSANDU x LUVERDENSE

Local: Estádio da Curuzu, em Belém (PA)
Data: 30 de junho de 2017, sexta-feira
Horário: 19h15 (Brasília)
Árbitro: Jean Pierre Gonçalves Lima (RS)
Assistentes: Lucio Beiersdorf Flor (RS) e André da Silva Bitencourt (RS)

PAYSANDU: Emerson; Ayrton, Perema, Fernando Lombardi e William Simões; Augusto Recife, Ricardo Capanema, Jhonnatan e Diogo Oliveira; Bérgson e Marcão
Técnico: Marquinhos Santos

LUVERDENSE: Gabriel Leite; Gabriel Passos, Willian, Neguete e Paulinho; Diego Lorenzi, Marcos Aurélio e Moacir; Léo Cereja, Rafael Ratão e Rafael Silva
Técnico: Júnior Rocha


tags:  Assistir Ponte Preta x Sol de América ao vivo 29/06/2017,  Assistir Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 2017,    Assistir Jogo Ponte Preta x Sol de América 29/06/2017 Copa Sul-Americana, Assistir Sol de América x Ponte Preta ao vivo hoje 29/06/2017

          Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Online - Copa Sul-Americana   

 Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


    Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 21:45h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: SporTV - Copa Sul-Americana


O Maracanã vai ser o palco de primeiro compromisso dos times na segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana, o duelo está marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília), a transmissão ao vivo na TV será pelo canal SporTV - Aguarde  o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores.

Rádios - Ouvir Fluminense x Universidad Católica ao vivo online

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09:00' -GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE

E QUE GOLAÇO DE WENDEL!!! Camisa 6 recebeu e acertou uma pancada do meio da rua na gaveta de Mosquera. A bola chegou a bater no "V" antes de entrar. GOLAÇO NO MARACANÃ!!!

Primeiro Tempo:
44:00' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
Gol de Henrique Dourado! No seu estilo, Ceifador desloca o goleiro. Galíndez no canto direito, bola no canto esquerdo. 
28:00' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE
Gol de Richarlison! Lucas lança, Carabalí fura. A bola fica com Henrique Dourado na linha de fundo, na esquerda da área. O camisa 9 cruza, Galíndez deixa a bola passar entre as suas mãos, e Richarlison aparece na pequena área para mandar para o gol vazio. Que lambança da zaga equatoriana! Fluminense amplia no Maracanã!
26:00' -  GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DO FLUMINENSE - Gol de Henrique Dourado! Léo cruza, zaga afasta mal. Richarlison e Wendel dividem com a zaga, a bola sobra para Calazans na área, que domina mal. A bola fica com Henrique Dourado, livre, de frente para o goleiro. Aí ele não perdoou. Camisa 9 deu de chapa no canto direito de Galíndez.
09:00' -   PEGA JÚLIO CESAR
Cifuentes recebe e colocado rasteiro, mas Júlio César cai para fazer a defesa sem dificuldade.
07:00' -   Universidad de Quito se defende com os 11 no campo de defesa, enquanto o Fluminense troca passes e procura espaços no campo de ataque.
04:00' -   Henrique Dourado tenta passe para Léo, mas a bola sai pela lateral.
02:00' -   Bola sobra para Gustavo Scarpa no meio. Camisa 10 tenta enfiada para Richarlison, mas Obando corta. Na sequência, lançamento longo para Cifuentes, que é flagrado em impedimento.
00:00' - ROLA A BOLA Fluminense começa tentando uma ligação direta, mas a zaga do Universidad corta.
Pré jogo:
21:37h -  Fluminense finaliza o aquecimento.
21:35h -  Bola rolando em 10 minutos!


Fluminense 4x0 Universidad Católica
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O time das Laranjeiras chega empolgado para o duelo, na última rodada ficou no empate em 1x1 com o São Paulo, estava vindo de vitória sobre o Avaí por 3x0, os dois jogos foram fora de casa, com esses resultados o time já está namorando a zona de classificação para a Libertadores.

Não empolgou na Sul-Americana: O time do técnico Abel Braga sofreu para despachar o Liverpool, do Uruguai, venceu por 2x0 em casa, e lá perdeu por 2x0.

 O Universidad, por outro lado, teve uma vida mais tranquila, derrotou o Petrolero pr 3 a 1 como visitante e fazendo 3 a 0 jogando ao lado de sua torcida.

O técnico Abel Braga, do Fluminense, comentou sobre o jogo:
“Sabemos que o Fluminense não vai encontrar nenhuma facilidade nesta Copa Sul-Americana. Muitos falaram que o jogo contra o Liverpool seria fácil e tivemos problemas para avançar. A Católica tem jogadores pretendidos por grandes clubes do continente e isso por si só já se mostra um grau de dificuldade. Ainda mais porque o time deles também tem aspirações”



Competição: Copa das Confederações 

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Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
Globoesporte.com
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FICHA TÉCNICA
FLUMINENSE-BRA X UNIVERSIDAD DE QUITO-EQU

Local: Maracanã, no Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Data: 29 de junho de 2017 (Quinta-feira)
Horário: 21h45(de Brasília)
Árbitro: Gustavo Murillo (Colômbia)
Assistentes: Humberto Clavijo (Colômbia) e Dionisio Ruíz (Colômbia)

FLUMINENSE: Júlio César, Lucas, Reginaldo, Henrique e Léo; Wendel, Jefferson Orejuela, Marquinhos Calazans e Gustavo Scarpa; Richarlison e Henrique Dourado
Técnico: Abel Braga

UNIVERSIDAD DE QUITO: Hernán Galíndez, Marcos López, César Obando, Juan Anangonó e Elvis Patta; Wilmer Godoy, Romario Ibarra, Facundo Martinez, Matías Defederico e Wilmer Meneses; Jhon Cifuentes
Técnico: Jorge Célico


tags:   Fluminense x Universidad Católica ao vivo 29/06/2017,   Fluminense x Universidad Católica  AO VIVO 2017,    Jogo Fluminense x Universidad Católica 29/06/2017 Copa Sul-Americana , Universidad x Fluminense ao vivo hoje 29/06/2017

          Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO Online - Copa do Brasil   

Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 


     Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 19:30h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV: Fox Sports - Copa do Brasil


Hoje tem bola rolando, na Arena Independência, para o primeiro compromisso dos times pelas quartas de final da Copa do Brasil, o duelo foi marcado para às 19:30h ( de Brasília), na TV a transmissão ao vivo será pelo canal Fox Sports.  Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Fase anterior:  O Botafogo passou pelo Sport, o jogo decisivo foi em casa, derrotou o Leão por 2x0, na partida de ida o placar ficou em 1x1.  O Galo, por outro lado, derrotou o Paraná, no confronto de ida perdeu por 3x2, mas em casa respondeu com 2x0 e ficou com a vaga.

Desfalques no Atlético-MG: O técnico Roger Machado não poderá contar com  Marcos Rocha, que continua no departamento médico, assim como não poderá ter os serviços de Carlos César, que ainda continua se recuperando da lesão.

Mas como poderá contar com outros jogadores que estão recuperados de lesões, o técnico deve repetir o esquema mais ofensivo, com quatro homens na frente.
Reforços no Botafogo: Jair Ventura terá os serviços do zagueiro Joel Carli e do voltante João Paulo, os dois cumpriram suspensão automática no jogo contra o Avaí.

O técnico Jair Ventura fala sobre o jogo:
“Temos que fazer um bom jogo, buscar gols, pois é importante para o regulamento, e conquistar um resultado que nos dê condições de fazermos uma partida mais tranquila na volta, no Rio de Janeiro”, disse Ventura.

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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

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FICHA TÉCNICA
ATLÉTICO-MG X BOTAFOGO-RJ

Local: Arena Independência, em Belo Horizonte (MG)
Data: 29 de junho de 2017 (Quinta-feira)
Horário: 19h30 (de Brasília)
Árbitro: Dewson Fernando Freitas da Silva (Fifa-PA)
Assistentes: Kleber Lucio Gil (Fifa-SC) e Bruno Boschilia (Fifa-PR)

ATLÉTICO-MG: Victor, Yago, Léo Silva, Gabriel, Fábio Santos; Elias, Rafael Carioca, Luan, Cazares, Robinho; Fred
Técnico: Roger Machado

BOTAFOGO: Gatito Fernández, Emerson Santos, Joel Carli, Igor Rabello e Víctor Luís; Rodrigo Lindoso, Bruno Silva, João Paulo e Camilo; Rodrigo Pimpão e Roger

Técnico: Jair Ventura

tags:  Atlético-MG x Botafogo ao vivo 29/06/2017,   Atlético-MG x Botafogo VIVO 2017,     Jogo Atlético-MG x Botafogo 29/06/2017 Copa do Brasil , Botafogo x Atlético-MG ao vivo hoje 29/06/2017

           Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário   

Assistir  Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário


SporTV - 21:45h ( Brasília )


Assistir Fluminense x Universidad Católica AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  Hoje o primeiro compromisso válido pela partida da ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana será no Maracanã, os times voltam a se encontrar no próximo mês, dia 27, no Estádio Olímpico Atahualpa. O duelo está marcado para às 21:45h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela SporTV. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhoresomentos.

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Mais informações sobre o jogo: Fluminense x Universidad Católica - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos. 

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

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


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


Logo mais tem bola rolando, no Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, para este duelo válido pelo jogo  de ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana, o confronto com transmissão ao vivo para o Brasil somente pelo canal SporTV, está marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília ). Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Empenho: Apesar de jogar ao lado de sua torcida, onde não costuma perder, o técnico Gilson Kleina não quer ser surpreendido, ele pediu ao jogadores o máximo de empenho para começar com o pé direito rumo às oitavas de final, o jogo de volta está marcado para dia 26 de julho, no Paraguai.

O técnico da Macaca falou sobre o jogo:
“Queremos, de alguma forma, ter algum tipo de vantagem. Primeira situação é não tomar gol. Conversamos com os atletas, em momento algum tem que achar que não é uma equipe forte. Eles têm jogadores experientes, têm linhas defensivas próximas, marcam forte. Temos de ter o espírito da Sul-Americana”

Time quase completo: Kleina deve promover apenas duas mudanças no time que perdeu para o Palmeiras na última rodada do Brasileirão, uma delas é a entrada de Fernandinho, primeiro jogo com a camisa da Macaca.  A outra mudança será o atacante Claudinho no lugar de Lucca, que foi expulso na primeira fase e vai cumprir  suspensão.

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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

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FICHA TÉCNICA
PONTE PRETA X SOL DE AMÉRICA-PAR

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

PONTE PRETA: Aranha, Nino Paraíba, Marllon, Rodrigo e Fernandinho; Fernando Bob, Elton e Renato Cajá; Claudinho, Lins e Emerson Sheik
Técnico: Gilson Kleina

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

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          Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário   

Ponte Preta x Sol de América AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário


SporTV - 19:15h ( Brasília )


Ponte Preta x Sol de América  AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  O Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, em Campinas, vai ser o palco deste encontro válido pela partida da ida da segunda fase da Copa Sul-Americana. O duelo está marcado para às 19:15h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela SporTV. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

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          Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário   

 Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário


Fox Sports - 19:30h ( Brasília )


Atlético-MG x Botafogo AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Transmissão TV - Horário -  O Estádio Independência, em Belo Horizonte, vai ser o palco deste confronto válido pelo jogo de ida das quartas de final da Copa do Brasil. O duelo está marcado para às 19:30h ( de Brasília), com transmissão ao vivo pela Fox Sports. - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Saiba mais
Copa do Brasil

Mais informações sobre o jogo: Atlético-MG x Botafogo - Aguarde o vídeo dos gols ou melhores momentos. 

Placar - Atlético-MG 1x0 Botafogo 
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          Alemanha x México AO VIVO - Copa das Confederações   

Alemanha x México AO VIVO 29/06/2017 - Copa das Confederações


       Alemanha x México AO VIVO Online 29/06/2017 - Horário: 15:00h -Transmissão - Jogo na TV:  SporTV e Band - Copa das Confederações - Semifinal 


Logo mais tem bola rolando na Rússia, para este duelo que vai definir que irá para a grande final da Copa das Confederações contra o Chile, que despachou ontem Portugal por 3x0, nos pênaltis, o goleiro português pegou 3 pênaltis. O jogo tem agenda para às 15:00h ( de Brasília), Na TV, a transmissão ao vivo pelo canal Canal SporTV e na TV aberta pela Bandeirantes.  O torcedor assinante do SporTV tem ainda a opção de assistir pelo SporTV Play. O GloboEsporte.com vai acompanhar o jogo em Tempo Real. Aguarde o vídeo completo dos gols ou melhores momentos.

Time de jovens: Os grandes nomes do futebol alemão não estão nessa Copa das Confederações, praticamente todos os jogadores são jovens, que estão despontando no futebol.

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Competição: Copa das Confederações 

Confira também: 
Futebol Internacional 
Tempo Real - Classificação 
 Gols - Resultado
Globoesporte.com
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          Chasing The Dream...   
Bali...The Island of Gods..Is it true?

We shall find out...

As beautiful as it looks, the padi fields are way too high for me to just jump and bath in all the glory. Nope, I took this picture on my morning walk on the last day, needed that high-intensity exercise and kept going back and forth the quiet road. All around our villa is padi fields and some halfly done villas and local houses of the villagers. Canggu is serene, and is the perfect location to get away from the Seminyak buzz....and the view is calming...

As my short trip unravels with a few souvenirs of aching sore throat and dry coughs, I realized that Bali was quite enjoyable as I arrived the previous days a true pessimist crying in my heart please let it be as painless as possible. Why the negative thoughts, well for a start I didn't want to go as my main responsibility still resides at Potato Head Jakarta but dream awaits and I needed to chase it.

My bestie, Revka is there with Minami whose a local girl - half jap half indo, sweet and very down to earth. Never spend holidays with Revka in Bali so we sort of treasure our little time we had downing fruit juices at Cocoon Bar which has a very nice view to the beach but I kinda felt out of place, too posh for me but hey for goodtime's sake!

It has been my full time "dream" to have my own shop, where I can take care of it and do stuff in it like my little polly pocket land. I know it kinda sounds scary but isn't every fashion designer's dream to have a long lasting legacy, a brand or a concept that they can share to the rest of the world? and hard work does pay off at the end of the day right? or are we purely now living in the age of "at the right time and at the right place?"

Potato Head Beach Club on its way to the opening on the 25th of November. Still a lot of work to be done but nothing is impossible and it will be open sooner or later so just keep at it! Big-Colosseum in the making, will be three times bigger than our next next door neighbor and no it's not the W Resort. It'll dam* well kick a** and yes I can swear on my blog.

As much as I am now in Jakarta, I kept thinking about Bali, not of Potato Head Beach Club, but of Eleven, the newly named concept shop. I guess everyone would be shouting to my ears now, of course I should be panicking and thinking about it as it would be open in less than a week! and we hardly have anything in it! hahaha we do work better when we're under pressure don't we?

Blessing Potato Head Beach Club by the local Balinese people, a traditional blessing ceremony. It was very peaceful and I think we need as much blessings as we could grab! Although we better get a priest asap as my mom would say...Hey mom since you're reading this maybe we should? Everyone was in the traditional get up too, nice to see....

But I have two lovely bosses and they are helping us all, how dearly nice of my brother to lend us his antique furniture to fill the shop and how nice of his partner to not go ballistic that the shop is still empty as of NOW! But I am losing sleep over this and my right eye is still twitching since the past two weeks and I'm getting worried....

The way to the fine dining, guess how many window panes we used...or here's a better question, is it almost 500 or 1000? It's amazing that now you can see how it all complements each other, the ceramics on the ceiling, the color of the wood, the washed green flooring, the retro railings and everything seem to be falling in love with each other.
I think my brother and his partner are both true romantics...

Every angle is photogenic.

Finally the grand entrance is on display!

Find Potato Head Beach Club at Jln Petitenget, next to W Resort, Seminyak Bali.
And find ELEVEN at the same address :)






          It's been awhile...   
My favorite drink so far...Millionaire Martini by Dre Masso, World Renowned Mixologist.
In Dre's words: Vanilla vodka and fruit liqueur are shaken with passion fruit pulp and homemade organic vanilla sugar. Served straight up and accompanied by a Champagne chaser, we’ve layered this drink with our magical passion fruit foam


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          Snag a Shag   

Release Year: 2017
Cast: Elsa Jean
Genres: Solo, Close ups, Toys, Indoor
Video language: English

Elsa uses a black vibrating dildo to fuck herself while leaning back on the ottoman. In hindsight it might not have been the best choice of toy for her as it tends to snag on her anatomy in spite of lots of lube. That snag in the action aside you do still get a nice eyeful of beautiful big pussy lips getting penetrated and often hanging somewhat open whenever she takes the toy out.

Format: mp4
Duration: 11:10
Video: 1920x1080, AVC (H.264), 7964kbps
Audio: 122kbps





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          Von Chemo, Glauben und Uhren, die auf Null gedreht sind – wie eine Krankheit einen jungen Mann verändert hat   
Ein junger Mann, blond und schlank, sitzt auf einem blauen Sofa. Das Kinn ist blond stoppelig, über dem Mund verläuft angedeutet ein Oberlippenbart. Quer durch seine obere Ohrmuschel steckt ein silbern glänzender Piercing-Stab. Die Kleidung ist lässig und unkonventionell. Der etwa eins achtzig große Schüler wirkt leicht nervös, reibt sich die Hände. Dann beginnt er zu erzählen. Von seinen Hobbys, seiner Ausbildung und einer Erfahrung, die seine Einstellung zum Leben grundlegend veränderte. Felix Seifert liebt Wanderungen durch die Natur. Ist ihm danach, joggt er auch mal zehn Kilometer. Er sucht und liebt die Momente der Besinnung, wenn er in der Natur ist. Die Umgebung seines Wahlwohnorts – ein kleines Dorf bei Gera – bietet dafür ausreichend Möglichkeiten. Er sucht den Ausgleich zum Ausbildungs- und Berufsalltag, will den Kopf frei bekommen. Bis zu seinem Ausbildungsende im Juli ist sehr viel zu tun. Für die Abschlussprüfungen muss gelernt werden. Auch die Bestellung der Abschluss-Shirts für seine Klasse ist durchzukalkulieren und abzuschließen. Und nebenher soll das Praktikum mit Bravour absolviert werden. Für den 26-jährigen Auszubildenden steht eine aufregende Zeit an. Felix Seifert ist angehender Kaufmann für Büromanagement. Er ist im dritten Lehrjahr und macht die Ausbildung im CJD Berufsbildungswerk Gera. Seine Lehrzeit teilt sich in schulischen Unterricht und arbeitsmarktnahe überbetriebliche Praxiseinheiten. Dabei lernt er vieles rund um bürowirtschaftliche Aufgaben, Auftragsbearbeitung, Beschaffung, Rechnungswesen, Marketing und Personalverwaltung. Der Praxisanteil findet in den hauseigenen Ausbildungsbüros statt. Hier wird für den späteren Berufsalltag an praxisnahen Beispielaufgaben geübt. Im Gruppenbüro des Berufsbildungswerks hat jeder Lehrling einen festen Arbeitsplatz. Der Schreibtisch von Felix Seifert ist am Namensschild offensichtlich erkennbar. Schnell wird klar: Unordnung mag er nicht. Sein Arbeitsplatz ist fein säuberlich...
          Supro CS10 Amp Cover   
Preissenkung am 30.06.2017: Supro CS10 Amp Cover Schutzhülle für Supreme and Comet Supro Combos, schwarzes Kunstleder
59 € statt vorher 62 € - Artikelnr. 417390

          Menschen im Hotel   
Der neue Schauspieldirektor Manuel Kressin inszeniert eine Schauspiel-Symphonie nach dem Roman von Vicki Baum
Premiere am 29.  Sept. im Großen Haus Gera
Vanessa Rose, Mechthild Schrobanita und Thorsten Dara fotografiert im Parkhotel Altenburg von Sabona Sabovic Zur ersten Schauspielpremiere der Spielzeit 2017/18, mit der sich Manuel Kressin als neuer Schauspieldirektor vorstellt, wird am Freitag, 29. September, um· 19:30 Uhr ins Große Haus der Bühnen der Stadt Gera eingeladen. Der 1929 von Vicki Baum (1888-1960) geschriebene Bestseller-Roman „Menschen im Hotel“ gewährt nicht nur Einblick in Vorgänge hinter verschlossenen Zimmertüren, sondern auch hinter die Fassaden der Gesellschaft. Bereits 1932 lief die erste Verfilmung unter dem Titel Grand Hotel mit einem Staraufgebot in den Kinos und gewann den Oscar als Bester Film. Manuel Kressins Stückfassung spürt der gleichsam komödiantischen, kritischen und tragischen Geschichte nach. Als Schauspieldirektor setzt er ganz auf das Ensemble und hat für seine Antrittsinszenierung ein großes Ensemblestück gewählt, in dem sich viele neue Mitglieder seines Ensembles vorstellen. Als Schauspiel-Symphonie konzipiert, werden Mitglieder des Philharmonischen Orchesters Altenburg-Gera die Inszenierung live zur Komposition von Schauspielkapellmeister Olav Kröger und unter seiner Leitung begleiten. In den Rollen: Grusinskaya Vanessa Rose · Baron Gaigern Danijel Gavrilovic · Otto Kringelein Thomas C. Zinke · Dr. Otternschlag Bruno Beeke · Flämmchen Nolundi Tschudi · Direktor Preysing Thorsten Dara · Portier Senf Maximilian Popp · Suzette Hanna Petkoff · Hausdame Fiona Mechthild Scrobanita · Gerstenkorn Ines Buchmann · „Baby“ an der Bar Alexandra Sagurna. Bühne und Kostüme entwirft Kristopher Kempf. Für die Choreografie ist Katerina Vlasova verantwortlich, die auch den Tanzpart der Grusinskaya übernimmt. In diesem Hotel treffen Schicksale auf engem Raum aufeinander: Es wird geliebt, gehandelt, gestohlen, geredet und manchmal auch gestorben. Die unterschiedlichsten Menschen betreten durch die Drehtür eine eigene Welt, treffen aufeinander und leben doch aneinander vorbei. Da ist die Primaballerina Grusinskaya, die, einst groß und umjubelt, nun nur noch ein Schatten ihrer selbst ist. Sie...
          Kada ma uhvatis za ruku...   
Jooj romantike! Smile
          Fox News host slams Trump over sexist tweet: 'They called Obama every name but he didn't lash out'   
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel defended the President
          18-year-old woman shot dead in apparent road rage incident   
'Every cop in three states is looking for that truck'
          Man convicted of trying to rape a woman says he 'enjoys the hunt'   
Frank Yeager, from Pennsylvania, now faces up to 20 years in prison
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          Kada ma uhvatis za ruku...   
Kada ma uhvatis za guzu...

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          'Humiliating' benefits assessments must end after disabled woman forced to 'crawl' up DWP stairs, says Scope   
Maria Quinn told she couldn't use temporary ramp as she wasn't in a wheelchair
          優惠活動   

國內住宿享優惠  八客加碼送健康
凡以電話預約10411/20 ~1052/29住宿,且擁有交通部觀光局發給之折價電子序號碼者,可享有當日房價的30%優惠。(一個序號限折抵住宿11間,最高折抵金額為新臺幣1,000元,訂房時需先告知電子序號。)
[八客加碼送]
1.每房每日贈送友善耕作黑糖薑母茶一盒(市價150元)
2.連續住房第二日起,每房每日再加贈八客單車屋現金抵用券150元。(可於購買友善農產品及手作小物時抵用。)
**環保背包客及單車客單日單房房價1000元以上者方可享有[八客加碼送]之優惠
**使用折價電子序號之規定由交通部觀光局訂定
**本優惠不得與其他優惠方案同時使用

「2015台灣設計展」在宜蘭  優惠住房專案(不適用於單車客專案)

凡以電話預約10411/20 ~12/6住宿,且於入住時持有「2015台灣設計展展覽摺頁」,並蓋印「台灣設計展」或「設計精造」任一紀念戳章,即可享當日房價9折。
連續住房加贈黑糖薑母茶一盒(市價150)或其他等值友善耕作農產品 
**
本優惠不得與其他優惠方案同時使用


秋遊宜蘭優惠方案系列一 遊鴨鄉  品鴨香  

凡以電話預約10410/8 ~ 10/11任一晚一般住房者,每人只要300元就可以品嚐12道融入宜蘭12鄉鎮特色的佳餚(原價每人550元),還可免費搭船遊冬山河,9/15前訂房還有精美小禮物,一年只有一次,錯過要再等一年喔!  

備註:

**辦桌時間為104.10.11中午12點,詳細活動內容請參閱https://www.facebook.com/NO1.Drduck?fref=ts
**以背包客方案或單車客住房者,每人餐費350元。

**2歲以下且不佔位者可免收餐費(每桌限一位,民宿有彈性調配之權利。)

**主辦單位提供桌數有限,訂房時若桌數已滿,本民宿將以自家友善耕作稻米作為您訂房的優惠,一定要吃到鴨香創意辦桌的人手腳要快喔!立刻拿起電話訂房吧!

**吃辦桌餐費需先全額匯款(郵局局號:0111257,帳號:0761620),若在訂桌後取消訂房,依退訂原則之比例退住房訂金,但無法退餐費,且需補足差額每人80元,餐卷會以郵寄方式寄給預訂者。

**12鄉鎮的特色佳餚如下,各道料理詳細介紹,請參閱八客單車屋的粉絲專頁https://www.facebook.com/bikeryilan
     五結和風櫻桃鴨            頭城魩仔鴨手卷            礁溪金棗鴨香肉

     宜蘭芹香鴨鬆寶           員山蛋酥西魯肉            羅東金沙松花蛋

     冬山極汁蜜茶鴨           蘇澳鯖魚貴枝翅            三星蔥餅鴨天下

     大同刈菜薑母鴨           南澳腸腸韭韭菇            壯圍蜜瓜蒜鴨賞


秋遊宜蘭優惠方案系列二  中秋佳節闔家遊 柚香送健康  

凡以電話預約104年9/25 ~ 9/28任一晚一般住房者,每房贈送柚子酵素1瓶(市價250元)  


華德福師訓學員優惠方案(2015.8.292016.7.31)

此方案僅適用於師訓上課當週,不提供早餐,請自備毛巾、牙刷和牙膏,我們會提供洗髮精和沐浴乳。
週六每人450元
週五和週日每人400元
可以自己邀伴同住,或由民宿安排同性別學員同住,每房可住3人或4人。



住八客  遊童玩  最優惠

凡以電話預約104年7/3 ~ 8/23住宿者,不分房型皆可以最優惠價格(180元/張)購買童玩節平日個人卷(12歲以上適用),不限購買張數,請於訂房時告知需購買張數,以便為您備票。


暑假宜蘭樂活遊--童玩節優惠專案(不適用於背包客及單車客專案)

凡以電話預約1047/1 ~ 8/31住宿者,每房送童玩節平日個人卷(12歲以上適用)一張,或現金抵用卷300(參加割稻體驗活動或購買八客單車屋嚴選友善耕作農產品或自製加工品可以抵用)

連續住房加贈黑糖薑母茶一盒(市價150

**本優惠不得與其他優惠方案同時使用

來宜蘭過好年

凡以電話預約104年2/18(除夕) ~ 2/22(初四)  住宿者,可免費參加金棗酵素或米食DIY活動,讓您新年大吉又大利。訂房時請告知您欲參加的活動,以便為您備料。


過年期間連續住房享優惠

凡以電話預約104年2/18(除夕) ~2/22(初四)  住宿,且連續住房者,每房贈送KKF自然農法"事事如意"有機米禮盒一份(2公斤,市價440元),祝您新的一年豐衣足食。(使用背包客專案訂房者贈送"三羊開泰"有機米禮盒一份(1.5公斤,市價330元)),祝您羊年行大運。


華德福師訓學員優惠方案(2014.8.302015.7.4)
此方案僅適用於師訓上課當週,不提供早餐。
週六每人450元
週五和週日每人400元
可以自己邀伴同住,或由民宿安排同性別學員同住,每房可住3人或4人。
若需共乘,慈心中小學與民宿來回每人50元,亦可接送慈心與羅東轉運站之間,最多只能載4人,有需求者請務必於訂房時預先告知。


凡於103年7月1日起至9月30日止住宿旅客(以人計費者不適用)享以下優惠方案五選一,送完為止
羅東夜市吃透透觀光工廠DIY休閒農業體驗賞荷趣清涼一夏遊童玩假日暢遊傳藝 看家戲再現(以人計費者不適用本優惠活動)

慶祝兒童節,凡於4/3~4/6住宿者,送2014年宜蘭綠色博覽會門票2張
為慶祝兒童節,於4/3~4/6住宿者,贈送2014年宜蘭綠色博覽會門票2張

2014宜蘭綠色博覽會打工學生住宿優惠
3/29到5/18綠博期間打工學生住宿每人399(不含早餐及交通),若含早餐每人每晚500元,通舖房,男女分房,其餘依本民宿網站公告

配合宜蘭縣四大主題,即日起至103年12月31日止平日住房每晚減200元(以人計價者不適用)
3/23龍潭湖兒童路跑˙3/29-5/18綠色博覽會˙5/3全國東區小鐵人賽˙7月國際童玩藝術節˙9/13-14全國鐵人三項錦標賽暨海峽盃小鐵人賽˙9月不老節系列活動˙11/15冬山河鐵人兩項˙12月冬戀宜蘭溫泉季

配合宜蘭縣2014綠色博覽會外地學生打工需要,本民宿提供房間供是類學生住宿


          房型介紹   

 
房  型
定 價
假 日
平 日
藍 雷 小屋(雙人房)
3100
2600
2200
小紫公主房(雙人房)
3500
2900
2500
樂活家庭房(四人房)
4300
3700
3300

平日定義:週日~週五
假日定義:週六、連續假日
春節期間(105.2/7~12)住房依定價收費加人費用400/
為響應宜蘭縣政府推動低碳旅宿,本旅店不主動於客房中提供一次性備品(例如:毛巾及牙刷...等),但我們為您準備了有環保標章或有機認證的沐浴乳及洗髮精,請大家一起做環保,共同為環境永續發展盡一分心力。
感謝您的配合,我們在房價上給您最直接的回饋,並與您分享我們農場的自製點心或飲品。
凡自備毛巾及牙刷牙膏者,每房減價100元。

 

藍雷小屋


       此套房有一大扇落地窗及對外陽台,二張3呎半獨立單人床,依個人習慣,可隨時合併或分離,擁有TOTO衛浴設備和wifi網路,並供應天然健康早餐
        窗外一片茂密的竹林,可以讓您放空一整個下午 

 
 
 

  每間2200元(平日)/2600元(假日)/3100元(春節)

配合低碳旅宿作為每房可減100元


[104年度宜蘭縣 四大旗艦活動及重要賽事優惠,平日每房再減100元]

小紫公主房

        此為雙人房,位於3樓,有一對外陽台及二扇大型對外窗戶,一張6呎加大雙人床。
空氣流通,光線充足,擁有TOTO衛浴設備和wifi網路,並供應天然健康早餐
  
 

 


 每間2500元(平日)/2900元(假日)/3500元(春節)


配合低碳旅宿作為每房可減100元
 [104年度宜蘭縣 四大旗艦活動及重要賽事優惠,平日每房再減100元]

樂活家庭房

          此為四人房,位於二樓,有一對外大型陽台及二扇大型對外窗,二張5呎雙人床。
空氣流通,光線充足,擁有TOTO衛浴設備和wifi網路,並供應天然健康早餐

每間3300元(平日)/3700元(假日)/4300元(春節)

配合低碳旅宿作為每房可減100元
[104年度宜蘭縣 四大旗艦活動及重要賽事優惠,平日每房再減100元]
  




          最新消息   

國內住宿享優惠  八客加碼送健康
凡以電話預約10411/20 ~1052/29住宿,且擁有交通部觀光局發給之折價電子序號碼者,可享有當日房價的30%優惠。(一個序號限折抵住宿11間,最高折抵金額為新臺幣1,000元,訂房時需先告知電子序號。)
[八客加碼送]

1.每房每日贈送友善耕作黑糖薑母茶一盒(市價150元)
2.連續住房第二日起,每房每日再加贈八客單車屋現金抵用券150元。(可於購買友善農產品及手作小物時抵用。)
**環保背包客及單車客單日單房房價1000元以上者方可享有[八客加碼送]之優惠

**使用折價電子序號之規定由交通部觀光局訂定
**本優惠不得與其他優惠方案同時使用    


2015台灣設計展」在宜蘭  優惠住房專案(不適用於單車客專案)

凡以電話預約10411/20 ~12/6住宿,且於入住時持有「2015台灣設計展展覽摺頁」,並蓋印「台灣設計展」或「設計精造」任一紀念戳章,即可享當日房價9折。
連續住房加贈黑糖薑母茶一盒(市價150)或其他等值友善耕作農產品 
**
本優惠不得與其他優惠方案同時使用




漫遊宜蘭,樂活健康,友善大地之旅--一泊二食,2人成行4500
‧二人成行,住宿藍雷小屋或小紫公主房1晚
‧贈天然生機早餐2客 ‧贈友善大地午餐或晚餐2客‧贈米食DIY及微生物益菌酵素製作課程2份,並贈酵素2瓶 ‧贈單車漫遊1.5小時/每人 ‧加住第三、四人時,國中以上加收NT$1400元(含上述贈送內容各1份)、6歲以上兒童加收NT$1000元(含上述贈送內容各1份,酵素除外)、6歲以下兒童不加床免費(無上述贈品,若需加床加收300元。)

‧假日不加價,平日每房贈送自然農法耕種的瑞岩混合香米1kg

‧優惠期間:即日起到104年8/31

住八客  遊童玩  最優惠

凡以電話預約1047/3 ~ 8/23住宿者,不分房型皆可以最優惠價格(180/張)購買童玩節平日個人卷(12歲以上適用),不限購買張數,請於訂房時告知需購買張數,以便為您備票。

暑假宜蘭樂活遊--童玩節優惠專案(不適用於背包客及單車客專案)
凡以電話預約1047/1 ~ 8/31住宿者,每房送童玩節平日個人卷(12歲以上適用)一張,或現金抵用卷300(參加割稻體驗活動或購買八客單車屋嚴選友善耕作農產品或自製加工品可以抵用)
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          Chester man gets life in prison in woman’s 2015 strangling death   
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          CD Release - new works for trumpet including "Fall" by Robert Gibson - with soloist Chris Gekker, on Métier, July 21   

Date: 

Jul 21 2017 - 12:00pm

A new album from Métier presents a range of new works for trumpet by American composers, with the soloist Chris Gekker, acclaimed soloist who is also Professor of Trumpet at the University of Maryland. These are all first recordings and include works by Robert Gibson, Carson Cooman, Lance Hulme, David Heinick and Kevin McKee. Performers alongside Gekker include Rita Sloan (piano), Chris Vadala (tenor sax), and Clara O’Brien (mezzo-soprano). To be released in July (Métier MSV 28572).

Full track list: ‘Ghost Dialogues’ – MSV 28572
Robert Gibson: Fall (trumpet/piano)
Lance Hulme: Ghost Dialogues (trumpet/tenor sax)
Carson Cooman: Equinox Sonata (trumpet/piano)
Lance Hulme: The Street has Changed (mezzo-soprano/trumpet) (setting of poems by Randell Jarrell)
David Heinick: Served Two Ways (trumpet/tenor sax)
Kevin McKee: Song for a Friend (trumpet/piano)

sneak preview of "Fall" for trumpet and piano:

gibsonrbt_fallfor_trumpet_and_piano_excerpt.mp3

excerpt - Chris Gekker (trumpet) release date July 21, 2017 divineartrecords.com

 


          Roku TV devices still banned in Mexico   

Roku TV devices still banned in Mexico

A Mexican tribunal has upheld a ban on the import of Roku streaming devices in the country, citing piracy.

Cable TV provider, Cablevision, had successfully managed to have the import and sale of Roku streaming devices banned in the country on the grounds that some owners are using them for illegal television streaming. Roku did manage to have that order suspended for a few days, but has now suffered another setback.

This week, a Mexico City tribunal upheld the initial import ban, keeping it illegal to sell devices from California-based Roku in the country.

"Cablevision cannot allow the content that it licenses from domestic and foreign companies to be illegally used," Cablevision spokeswoman Maria Eugenia Zurita told Reuters.

"We would also like Roku Inc to better supervise the use of its software so that it's not used inappropriately."

Roku devices are set-top media boxes that are intended to be used with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Starz and plenty of other legal streaming services on the Internet. In recent years, such devices have fueled a growth in cord-cutting, the practice of dropping cable and satellite television services in favor of online streaming services.

Not all services are legal, of course, and devices can be modified and configured to access illegal streaming services. According to the Reuters report, Roku owners in Mexico are frequently contacted by providers of illegal television streaming services offering them cheap packages of hundreds of television channels, without appropriate permission and licensing.

Roku does not advertise its products for illegal use, and rulings that ban digital media products due to their misuse by some customers could have terrible consequences. Roku is keeping optimistic about the future of its products in Mexico, however.

"Today's decision is not the final word in this complex legal matter, and it is not expected to prevent consumers from purchasing Roku products in Mexico at this time," Roku General Counsel Steve Kay said.

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          vakantiehuisje in Garderen, Nederland : Hartelust voor 4 personen   
vakantiehuisje : HartelustDeze sfeervolle vakantiewoning, aan de rand van de Veluwe, is met veel liefde en oog voor detail ingericht. De hoge plafonds zorgen voor licht en ruimte in de woning. Dit in combinatie met de romantische, warme sfeer zorgen hier voor het echte vakantiegevoel. Tel daarbij op de 800m2 tuin met de deels overdekte veranda met buiten openhaard, waardoor u hier heerlijk buiten kunt leven, ook in het voor- en najaar. Dan begrijpt u waarom deze villa de ideale uitvalsbasis is voor een vakantie. Winkels en eetgelegenheden vindt u voldoende in het gezellige centrum van Garderen. In de nabije omgeving is veel te beleven voor jong en oud(er). Zowel op sportief als op cultureel vlak. Uiteraad kunt u prachtige wandel- en fietstochten maken over de Veluwe. Het Kröller Müller Museum met bekende moderne kunst, dierentuin Burgers Zoo of dierenpark Amersfoort, de Julianatoren en Paleis het Loo zijn enkele aanraders.
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          Woman goes in swamp to retrieve club, hilarity ensues   

Look. We’re not going to even pretend that this video is anything other than a momentary diversion from the grind of your lives. Enjoy.

The scene: Le Golf National outside Paris, site of the HNA French Open. The problem: a putter is floating in the muck near one green. (How does a putter float? The grip … apparently.) The hero: a woman, apparently the mother of player Haotong Li. Our intrepid hero wades into the water — spoiler, a gator doesn’t get her, but we understand why you’d assume that might happen — and, well … let’s just say that not everything works out the way you’d expect.

The moral of the story? What’s in the water belongs in the water.

Not advisable. (Screenshot)
Not advisable. (Screenshot)

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.


          Will Sub-Saharan Africa’s population hit 10 billion? 15 billion?   
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          todo para una porrista... :)   
                                  Todo para una porristas... :)

Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas
Las prueba para porristas generalmente se llevan a cabo una vez al año , así que es importante prepararse bien por adelantado si quieres formar parte del equipo. ya sea que quieras ingresar a un equipo de porritas de escuela primaria , secundaria o universitaria , de todas las estrellas o semi profesionales , la competencia será más fuerte , y la mayoría de los equipos tienes un número limitado de vacantes disponibles. Podrías estar compitiendo contra miembros anteriores del equipo , porristas experimentadas y gimnastas , haci que es mejor llegar a las pruebas bien preparada.

                             como ser una buena porrista??????????????????

1_ practica gritar desde tu diafragma , enunciando claramente tus palabras. Las porristas usan este método cuando hacen ovaciones y cánticos , ya que les asegura que tendrán la suficiente potencia mientras desempeñan saltos y bailes.

2_ estira todos los días por 20 minutos antes de las pruebas. La flexibilidad  es clave para lograr buenos saltos , sino que te mantendrá a salvo cuando des vueltas y hagas bailes acrobáticos.

3_ haz entrenamiento de fuerza al menos tres veces por semana en tu camino a las pruebas. Las bases , los observadores o los volantes necesitan tener fuerza; las mejores porristas son tan fuertes como flexibles. Puedes comenzar haciendo tres o cuatro juegos de 8 a 12 repeticiones de cada uno de los siguientes ejercicios: sentadillas básicas , estocadas hacia delante y hacia atrás , abdominales  y flexiones de brazo.

4_  corre , trota o camina 30 minutos al menos tres veces por semana antes de las pruebas. Esto te ayudará a fortalecer tu resistencia , que es crucial en la animación. Si prefieres puedes usar una máquina elíptica , una bicicleta.

5_ salta frente a un espejo para revisar tu postura y la posición de tus brazos. Si no tienes aseso a un espejo lo suficientemente largo como para ver tus saltos , has que un amigo te grave cuando saltas para que puedas ver tus imágenes. Alternativamente puedes pedirle a un amigo que tenga conocimiento sobre animación que te ofrezca una critica de los mismos. Si bien es ideal que tus pierna puedan elevarse alto , lo más importante es que tu espalda se mantenga recta y tus brazos fuertes. Por sobre todo lo demás , demuéstrale a los jueces que estás en buena forma.

                                       rutina de porras :)





CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y gimnasia, pero que nos maravillan con la perfecta coordinación y la originalidad de los pasos

DIVISIONES

FEMENIL: Aquí se encuentran todos los equipos ya sean cheer o dance conformados solo por mujeres.
MIXTO: En esta división están los equipos integrados tanto por chicas como por chicos, éste necesariamente debe ser cheer.
PIWEE: Aquí se encuentran todos los animadores, ya sea como equipos mixtos o femenil, cheer o dance, cuyos integrantes son menores de 12 años.

¿Qué es una porrista o cheerleader?


Puede resultar difícil considerar que los porristas ocheerleaders(como se les conoce en casi todo el mundo) sean deportistas en forma, quizá porque no los veamos tras un balón , esto puede llevarnos a pensar que esta actividad carece de elementos para considerarse un deporte.
Para muchos participantes esta actividad más que un deporte es un estilo de vida, ya que engloba una gama de actitudes y valores formativos tales como: lealtad, disciplina, liderazgo, trabajo en equipo y unión; necesarios para formar un grupo verdadero deporristas.


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
es bastante difícil. Sin mencionar que es de los deportes donde más lastimados hay además del fut-ball americano..

CHEER: Dentro de esta categoría encontramos todas aquellas rutinas en las que se pueden admirar las impactantes pirámides y fabulosas acrobacias.
DANCE: Son todas las rutinas que poseen únicamente baile (sin pirámides) y


Una cheerleader o una porrista es una mujer practicante del arte de realizar rutinas que son una mezcla original de baile con música haciendo énfasis en efectos visuales, levantamientos, extensiones, pirámides, movimientos de fuerza, precisión, transiciones de figuras y secuencias que integran distintos cambios de altura todos creados para contagiar de entusiasmo a los espectadores durante las exhibiciones.
Para participar en un equipo de porristas será necesario desarrollar una excelente condición física, disciplina, elasticidad, potencia y fuerza para que todo el equipo se vea tan coordinado y preciso que parezca uno solo.

Los practicantes de esta disciplina se caracterizan por ser desenvueltos, con liderazgo, que saben inyectar entre la gente que los rodea su espíritu de lucha y triunfo, además de mostrar jovialidad, carisma y facilidad para impulsar a sus compañeros a lograr sus metas.
El Deporte de Animación es tan completo que los participantes desarrollan sus habilidades psicomotrices al practicar diversidad de patrones de movimiento, habilidades gimnásticas, acondicionamiento físico, etc., brindándoles una salud y mentalidad óptimos para enfrentar cualquier situación que se les presente durante su desarrollo.
tecnica de elongación
Este método de elongación y preparación física consiste en la fusión de las mejores técnicas y ejercicios, combinados en secuencias diseñadas para lograr:
·                            aberturas que pasan los 180º,
·                            rotaciones máximas,
·                            flexibilización de la columna,
·                            altura de posiciones,
·                            corrección postural y
·                            reubicación de dorsales para una espalda plana.

Herramientas que obtiene al Certificarse

·                                 Video en DVD y Audio (15 horas),como parte de la educación de la certificación.
·                                 Nueve presentaciones en PowerPoint con todo el material necesario para presentar a grupos, a clientes actuales o clientes potenciales.
·                                 Cuestionario de evaluación de clientes con las 55 preguntas críticas para conocer y evaluar el estado inicial antes de desarrollar un programa de cambio.

·                                 Paquete de apoyo (9 elementos), para el mercadeo de su servicio en base a la certificación como Asesor.

·                                 Certificado, Logo y derecho de uso de imágen como Asesor Certificado en Estilo de Vida Saludable.
·                                 Exposición en 2 zonas de la página de Balance Natural como parte del apoyo para la adquisición de nuevos clientes.
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·                                 1 hora de coaching con Donald Vega para evacuación de dudas.
·                                 Educación continua con acceso exclusivo a material nuevo dos veces al año.
·                                 Posibilidad de aportar a la sección de Recursos y Artículos de nuestra página.
·                                 9 documentos con 7 tips cada uno sobre los 7 Principios Fundamentales de la Salud, estrés y un Estilo de Vida Saludable para que le entregue a los clientes a medida que van cubriendo cada tema en sesión de educación.
El programa de certificación facilita las herramientas necesarias para ayudar a sus clientes a lograr mejores resultados y un Estilo de Vida Saludable. El programa se enfoca en las siguientes áreas:
·                                 Estrés
·                                 Alimentación
·                                 Pensamientos
·                                 Hidratación
·                                 Respiración
·                                 Ciclos de Sueño
·                                 Movimiento
·                                 Luz solar
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Articulos Deportivos

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

Pelotas Deportivas

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·                               Pelotas Papi y Baby futbol

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·                               Atletismo - Boxeo - Fitness
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Plan de entrenamiento de 2 semanas para porristas

Con el fin de preparar tu cuerpo para los rigores de las porristas, necesitas resistencia, fuerza, flexibilidad y equilibrio. Cuando sea posible, elije ejercicios inspirados en las porristas, ya que te entrenan de la misma manera que lo harías al hacer porras. Un plan progresivo que aumenta en dificultad durante un período de dos semanas es una manera efectiva de ganar los beneficios que necesitas.

Resistencia

Como porrista, necesitas resistencia para realizar los aplausos, bailes, volteretas, saltos y acrobacias requeridas. La actividad aeróbica que hace latir tu corazón y pone a tus pulmones a trabajar más duro es lo que necesitas para desarrollar resistencia. Haz por lo menos tres sesiones de actividad aeróbica a la semana durante el programa. Si lo deseas, puedes hacer actividad aeróbica en cada entrenamiento. Para una actividad de resistencia inspirada en las porristas, considera realizar tus aplausos y bailes en sucesión rápida, similar a una rutina de danza aeróbica. No tomes descansos entre los vítores y los bailes. Realiza cada elemento varias veces si es necesario con el fin de llenar el tiempo asignado. El objetivo de la primera semana es hacer al menos 30 minutos de actividad aeróbica. En la segunda semana, aumenta tu sesión de resistencia por lo menos 10 minutos.

Fortaleza

La fuerza pura que se necesita para conseguir levantar tu cuerpo del suelo en los saltos complejos y difíciles habilidades de giros. Levantar a otra animadora del suelo no es tarea fácil. Incluye un componente de entrenamiento de la fuerza por lo menos tres veces a la semana en tus dos semanas de entrenamiento. Toma un día de descanso en el medio para permitir que tus músculos se recuperen. Los ejercicios que utilizan tu propio peso corporal para la resistencia son más fáciles de incorporar, ya que no requieren ningún equipo y se pueden hacer en cualquier lugar. Considera la posibilidad de hacer sentadillas y estocadas en tus piernas, flexiones de pecho y los brazos y abdominales para construir una base fuerte. Un gran entrenamiento de ejercicios de torso que imita los movimientos de un salto es el situp V o navaja. Parte de espaldas con las piernas estiradas y los brazos extendidos sobre la cabeza. Levanta los brazos y las piernas, al mismo tiempo, que pones tu cuerpo en una posición en V con sólo tu trasero en contacto con el suelo. Baja la espalda hacia la posición de partida, pero no dejes que tus brazos o piernas toquen el suelo entre repeticiones. Realiza levantamientos en V en grupos de 10. En la segunda semana, haz tres a cinco series de 10.

Flexibilidad

Las porristas tienen que ser extremadamente flexibles. La posición de saltar con las piernas abiertas y tocar tus pies y la postura arqueada de la llamada posición de picadura de escorpión requieren de músculos flexibles y una amplia gama de movimiento en las articulaciones. Estira todos los días durante tu programa de dos semanas. Calienta tus músculos antes de los estiramientos y mantén todas las posiciones de estiramiento durante 30 segundos. Incluye abrirte de piernas, ponerlas en casi 180 grados y estiramientos de puente. Mejorar la flexibilidad lleva tiempo. No hay que esperar milagros al término de dos semanas. El entrenamiento de la flexibilidad es algo que tendrás que continuar mucho después de que tu programa de entrenamiento de dos semanas haya terminado.

Equilibrio

El buen equilibrio te ayudará a balancearte en una postura de acrobacia, proporcionar una base sólida para la acrobacia y aterrizar con seguridad después de las volteretas y saltos. Entrénate para el equilibrio en cada sesión que hagas mediante la ejecución de posiciones de acrobacia en el suelo. Por ejemplo, párate con los pies al ancho de las caderas y los brazos encima de la cabeza en una posición de V alta. Practica la alineación correcta tirando de los abdominales hacia la columna y relajando los hombros. Realiza posiciones de un pie, como una libertad y estiramiento del talón también. Durante una semana, ejecuta tus posiciones en tierra firme. En la segunda semana de tu programa, intenta estas posiciones en algo que ponga a prueba tu estabilidad. Si tienes acceso a un colchón de oscilación, que se asemeje a un balón de estabilidad aplanado, realiza tus posiciones de acrobacia sobre el mismo. De lo contrario, sólo tienes que mantener el equilibrio sobre una almohada o un cojín de sofá.
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (2005) #1

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (2005) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Set in an alternate universe in which Peter, Harry Osborn, Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy, Flash Thompson and Liz Allan all attended high school together – Peter met Harry and Gwen in college in the 616 – these stories explore Watson’s ever-changing feelings for the masked man of her dreams!

Initially launched with the four issue limited series MARY JANE in 2004, the overarching story focused on a young woman dealing with the intensity of her feelings while creating a carefree persona. Mirroring the reasons readers initially fell in love with Spider-Man, Mary Jane worried about making money and appeasing her parental units, but not to make web fluid, she wanted to go to the homecoming dance. 

Mary Jane (2004) #1

Mary Jane (2004) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

In fact, much of the drama in this series revolved around the big dance, MJ’s desire to buy the perfect dress for it and also figure out who she wanted to go with. She and Harry Osborn might have seemed perfect for each other on paper, but she had another in mind: Spider-Man.

Of course, her best friend Liz Allan thought her crazy for wanting such a thing, but she really lost her mind after seeing MJ and Flash in am apparently romantic moment!

All the while, a nerdy kid named Peter Parker started appearing more and more in Mary Jane’s life, first as a tutor and then as more of a friend. We all know how that relationship evolved in one version of the Wall-Crawler’s history, but to see what happens in this one, you’ll just have to read all of SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE which ended with a five issue limited series second season volume in 2009.

A Tangled Web

While MARY JANE and SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE didn’t see the title character become a super hero, that’s not the case with every other version of MJ from the various realities. In EXILES we met a version of Watson who not only became Spider-Woman, but also joined the Avengers as seen in EXILES #20. She and the dimension-hopping Sunfire strike up a relationship as they all battle the spreading threat of the Phalanx aided by Asgardians. Later, during a time when the team found themselves displaced on various dimensions, Sunfire and MJ got to spend six weeks together before the Exile teleported away on another adventure.

In the next installment we take a look at the all ages books SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES!


          X-Men: Gold – Young Mutants in Love (or Love Is Golden)   

The on-again-off-again roller-coaster romance of Kitty Pryde and Peter Rasputin’s become the stuff of legend among X-Men fans, and it’s about to receive a new wrinkle in X-MEN: GOLD #9, out August 8.

The two star-crossed lovers first met in UNCANNY X-MEN #129 when Kitty first walked into the original X-Mansion and met the man-mountain mutant called Colossus. An inauspicious beginning to such a star-crossed love story, to be sure, but by UNCANNY X-MEN #174 they’d recognized their attraction to each other and shared a kiss or three.

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Peter threw the first monkeywrench into the mix right around the time he’d returned from the first Secret Wars in UNCANNY X-MEN #183 and declared his love for the alien Zsaji to Kitty, though said Zsaji’d perished by that time. Ms. Pryde ratcheted up the anti-feels by joining Excalibur and heading into a hot-and-heavy thing with a guy named Pete Wisdom—a relationship Peter gave his “blessing” to, but also kept one metallic eye on. 

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #183

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #183

What is Marvel Unlimited?

When the Legacy Virus later tore apart the mutant population, Colossus seemingly sacrificed his life during the chaos in X-MEN #110, prompting Kitty to sort out her feelings for the big lunk and insure his ashes traveled back to Russia. Imagine her surprise when Peter turned up hale and hearty in ASTONISHING X-MEN #14, strange situation which led to a passionate reunion and a new outbreak of dating. 

X-Men (1991) #110

X-Men (1991) #110

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Alas, right around the time of the X-Men’s latest disagreement with the Juggernaut and his power source Cyttorak in UNCANNY X-MEN #543, Kitty broke it off again with Peter when she disagreed with his well-intentioned noble thoughts to die for her in battle. Sadly, that meant that she and Colossus’ couple-ness still existed in a state of suspension when Kitty got stuck in a giant bullet traveling around the solar system in GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1. Peter tried to move on with his life, but to his credit, he tattooed “Katya” in her memory on his chest in UNCANNY X-MEN #507

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #507

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #507

  • Published: March 18, 2009
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: February 11, 2011
  • Rating: T+
  • Writer: Matt Fraction
  • Penciller: Terry Dodson
What is Marvel Unlimited?

No good mutant hero ever stays lost, though, and so Kitty Pryde returned to Earth, thanks to Magneto, in UNCANNY X-MEN #522 and reclaimed her claim to the big metal guy in UNCANNY X-MEN #522…which of course hit the skids by UNCANNY X-MEN #543. The former Shadowcat struck up a few new relationships in the aftermath, in particular with Iceman in WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #14, and with Star-Lord in X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY #1-6

Wolverine & the X-Men (2011) #14

Wolverine & the X-Men (2011) #14

  • Published: July 25, 2012
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 08, 2013
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Jason Aaron
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Today, Kitty’s done with star-hopping scoundrels and Peter’s, well, Peter, and the two of them, as seen in X-MEN: GOLD #1, believe they can fight alongside each other as “just friends.” But, anybody who’s ever been in their position knows that trick never really works, right?

Stay tuned…we should be finding out whether or not our beloved Kitlossus will ever be a thing again very, very soon.


          BRATA   
Bratzska ljubezen zmore vse. Pripoveduje: Romana Šalehar. Korejska.
          ‘F*cking Cambodian N*gger!’: Man Harasses Woman And Her 9-Year-Old Daughter [Video]   
A California woman filmed, and posted to Facebook, a run-in she had with a man while riding her bike with her 9-year-old daughter, that ended with the man calling her a “f*cking Cambodian n*gger.” Paula Nuguid said […]
          Exclusive: India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks   

By Euan Rocha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRICE-SENSITIVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

($1 = 64.5175 Indian rupees)

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


          Guilty   
Well my local DA just copped a guilty plea.

He ran courting the young progressive vote, people who assumed the younger black guy had to be better than the older white woman who seemed to like nothing more than trying to get capital convictions. He didn't promise to be a perfect progressive DA, but he did promise to be better in ways that mattered, promises he mostly didn't keep.

And then there was the corruption.
          Hefty Politics   
Hefty Politics Beauty is, to some degree, relative. Check out the example of "female intrasexual competition" in this question from the Philip Galanes column in the NYT:
Thin in the Midwest I am a single woman in Manhattan. I was just offered a great job in Chicago. When I went to visit, I was struck by how thin I was there, compared with women in New York. Is this a horrible reason to take the job?

ANONYMOUS

I assume you are joking (sort of). But having come from a spate of New York City meals where women and men seemed to believe that balsamic vinegar and mustard are two of the major food groups, I get it, sister. We all have self-image issues, and you probably won't escape yours by moving to the Windy City. (Off the top of my head, I can think of 50 qualities more important than "thin.") Still, you mentioned that the job in Chicago is "great," and I've always loved visiting. So, you tell us: What have you got to lose?
This isn't a "self-image" issue; it's a possibility of a tradeoff between the place she probably wants to live -- NYC -- and getting a leg up in the mating market by moving to a lesser pond. Would you -- if you were this woman -- make the move? What about if you were a guy writing about going to a place where there's a lot less competition on wealth and achievement? Understanding and being honest about how well you compete in a mating market is the best way to make the most useful decisions -- including, perhaps whether you should move to another area. In short, as I wrote in the column that I sent out earlier this week, "context matters."
          Re: Fitzgerald family of Adams Co.,Pa.   
Ed, I understood all of the first paragraph about the taxes, but am confused on the 2nd paragraph, about this Mrs. Sarah Ann Fitzgerald who died in 1909 age 87 That would make her born ca. 1822, but if her father was a Fitzgerald, then did she also marry a Fitzgerald too ? The obit. didn't give her son in law's name or names of any of her children?
I think the parents of the Joseph I'm looking for b. ca. 1830 Pa. was a John Fitzgerald b. ca. 1804 & wife Mary Harmon b. ca. 1797 who I think is the following couple Johannes Fitzgerald to Maria Kerman/Herman on Feb. 9, 1826 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Conwego Twp., Adams Co.,Pa.
Did you look to see if there were any Fitzgerald/Fitzcharles genealogies at the place you went to?
Thanks
Don
          Derrière le progressisme de Macron, l’immobilisme ?   

"Si nous voulons que tout reste tel que c’est, il faut que tout change." Cette phrase du roman Le Guépard incarne à la perfection la politique qu'est en train de mettre en place Emmanuel Macron.

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          Kumail Nanjiani On Turning A Crisis Into Comedy   
The first time Kumail Nanjiani met the parents of his future wife, Emily Gordon, was in her hospital room as Emily lay motionless in a coma. She eventually recovered, and the pair have turned the experience into the critically acclaimed romantic comedy “The Big Sick.” The film opens in Dallas this weekend, and Nanjiani joins us to talk about finding humor in one of the darkest times of their lives.  
          gelesen: Bob, der Streuner: Die Katze, die mein Leben veränderte   

Bob, der Streuner: Die Katze, die mein Leben veränderte von James Bowen

Bob der Streuner: Die Katze, die mein Leben veränderte

Nach dem zweiten Buch habe ich nun auch das Erste gelesen:

Die komische und manchmal abenteuerliche Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft
Millionenfach hat sich der Roman “Bob der Streuner” von James Bowen bereits verkauft. Ein modernes Märchen: Der Obdachlosigkeit entkommen, schlägt James sich als Straßenmusiker durch. Als er eines Abends einen abgemagerten, streunenden Kater vor seiner Tür findet, scheint er sein tierisches Ebenbild zu treffen. Und mehr noch: Während er den Streuner aufpäppelt, entwickelt sich eine besondere Freundschaft. Der Kater Bob will nämlich keineswegs zurück in die Freiheit. So, wie James dem Kater Bob seine Lebenskraft zurückgibt, so füllt das samtpfötige Wesen James´ Leben wieder mit Sinn – und jeder Menge witziger Anekdoten.

Erst das zweite Buch zu lesen war wie damals schon geschrieben kein Problem, sofern man die grundsätzliche Geschichte von Bob und James schon einmal irgendwo mitbekommen hat:
James hat als drogensüchtiger Straßenmusikant 2007 am Hauseingang zu seiner Sozialwohnung einen verletzten Kater gefunden. Er kümmert sich um den Kater, den er Bob nennt, und dieser dankt es ihm mit einer ungewöhnlichen Zuneigung. Bob folgt James zu seinen Auftritten als Straßenmusiker, er weicht ihm nicht mehr von der Seite. Die beiden werden unzertrennlich und zusammen mit Bob schafft James den kalten Entzug.

Die wahre Geschichte von James und Bob ist mittlerweile wohl Jedem in Grundzügen bekannt, er schildert sie hier noch einmal ausführlicher und mit vielen Anekdoten rund um Bob. Aber es ist nicht nur ein Buch zum schmunzeln, James schildert auch Dinge, die er in seinem Leben falsch gemacht hat. Es ist letztlich aber doch die Geschichte eines außergewöhnlichen Katers, der es mit seiner Treue und Sturheit schafft, einem Drogensüchtigen eine Aufgabe und damit eine Leitlinie zu geben. Genau die Art Therapie, die James offenbar gebraucht hat.

Ein wirklich tolles Buch, es schildert die Geschichte, die man in jeder Zeitung lesen konnte detailierter. Immer menschlich und Katzenliebhaber werden vieles von Bob in ihrem Tier wiederfinden. Wahrscheinlich aber nicht alles auf einmal, Bob ist ein Unikat.laugh


          gelesen: Perry Rhodan 2914: Im Bann des Pulsars   

Perry Rhodan 2914: Im Bann des Pulsars von Michelle Stern

Perry Rhodan 2914: Im Bann des Pulsars

 

Die Thoogondu entdecken den letzten Galakt-Transferer – Terraner im Brennpunkt des Geschehens

 

Nach der Flucht auf den letzten Galakt-Transferer in Band 2912 und einer dortigen Geschichtsstunde über die Entsteheung des zweiten Imperium in Band 2913 wird es in diesem Heft ernst für den Galakt-Transferer.
Auf der Suche nach u.a. Perry Rhodan entdecken die Thoogondu den um einen Pulsar kreisenden Galakt-Transferer und greifen ihn an.

Der Transferer hat seine Schuldigkeit getan, der Transferer soll gehen. Als Handlungsort hat er die Geschichte weiter gebracht, er hat weiter Zweifel an der Geschichtsschreibung des Goldenen Imperiums genährt. Als Objekt war er aber von Anfang an ein Wrack und so wird er in diesem Heft angegriffen.
Seit Heft 2910 war die Handlung in NGC4622, das aktuelle Heft widmet sich wieder den Ereignissen in der Milchstraße. Soll ja nicht langweilig werden wink


          Caputo justificó la tasa y el plazo del bono a cien años, mientras crece la desconfianza externa (Página 12)   


“Ha sido una transacción espectacular”

Una sociedad de inversión británica le adjudicó al bono “una probabilidad de incumplimiento del 97,6 por ciento”.


El ministro de Finanzas, Luis Caputo, rechazó los cuestionamientos a la emisión de un bono a 100 años con un interés del 7,9 por ciento sobre el capital recibido por la Argentina, y hasta negó que exista controversia sobre ese acuerdo entre el gobierno nacional y un grupo de bancos internacionales. “No hay tal controversia, entre todos los especialistas en finanzas hay unanimidad absoluta en que ha sido una transacción espectacular para el país. Hubo no sólo felicitaciones del exterior, sino también aquí en Argentina”, sostuvo el funcionario, que fue imputado por la Justicia por esa operación. Pero la realidad virtual del ministro y su bono no sólo choca con las repercusiones políticas y económicas no sólo reflejadas en medios locales y extranjeros. La propia aseveración de la supuesta “unanimidad absoluta de los especialistas en finanzas” quedó ayer mismo desmentida por un informe de la sociedad de inversión británica M & G, publicado por un periódico alemán, según el cual “la probabilidad de incumplimiento” del pago del bono antes de la mitad de su duración (50 años) es del 97,6 por ciento.



 En referencia a la tasa de interés del 7,92 por ciento, que le garantiza a los inversores cobrar nueve veces el capital inicialmente invertido hasta el vencimiento del título, Caputo afirmó que “cuando miramos el pasado, (pagar) 7,9 por ciento en ese plazo (de 100 años) luce espectacular”. En la entrevista que dio en exclusiva a Radio Mitre (el ministro de Finanzas no da entrevistas periodísticas, según reconoció ante Marcelo Longobardi), intentó explicar el sentido de la operación que autocalificó como “espectacular”. Primero, respecto del plazo, lo justificó apuntando que es “un manejo responsable de la deuda diversificar plazos, tasas y monedas”. En relación a la tasa, indicó que la de los bonos del Tesoro de Estados Unidos, “el nivel mínimo al que nos podemos financiar”, bajó “circunstancialmente para financiar la inversión y el consumo tras la espectacular crisis de 2009, pero ahora (la recuperación económica) ya se dio, y ha empezado el camino inverso, la suba de tasas. Entonces, ¿qué hacemos?”, se preguntó. Y se respondió a sí mismo, “mirar el pasado, y en los 30 años previos a la crisis, de 1977 a 2008, Estados Unidos se financió a una tasa promedio del 8,10 por ciento. Es decir que el 7,90 por ciento está por debajo de la tasa que pagó Estados Unidos en prácticamente toda su historia”. El responsable de Finanzas del gobierno de Mauricio Macri justificó que, teniendo en cuenta que la tasa que paga Argentina se compone de la suma del tipo de interés del bono de largo plazo de Estados Unidos más la tasa de riesgo país (hoy en el orden del 4 por ciento), acordar una tasa a 100 años del 7,9 por ciento resultaba “un negocio espectacular”. Mientras el gobierno aspira a bajar la tasa de riesgo por lo menos a la mitad, Caputo incorpora una hipótesis de multiplicación por 4 de la tasa de Estados Unidos para justificar la cuestionable operación que cerró, en secreto frente a la opinión pública y el Congreso, con el Citigroup y el HSBC.

¿Por qué Argentina tiene que colocar deuda todas las semanas?, preguntó uno de los entrevistadores. Caputo negó que ello signifique un aumento constante del nivel de deuda. “Es otra falsedad, porque 3 de cada 4 veces que tomamos deuda es para cancelar compromisos del anterior gobierno, pero tomando divisas a tasas más bajas. Esto es un ahorro de la carga financiera”, sostuvo. El ministro de Finanzas llega a esa conclusión considerando únicamente la deuda emitida en dólares, pero no la de corto plazo que toma en pesos con instrumentos alternativos, como las Lebacs. Mientras el gobierno admite una emisión de deuda cercano a los 50 mil millones de dólares en 18 meses de gestión, la suma de las distintas variantes aproxima esa cifra a los 100 mil millones. Las Lebacs han resultado, desde el inicio de la gestión de Cambiemos, el mecanismo más atractivo para las inversiones especulativas externas, que ingresan dólares al mercado para aprovechar la elevada tasa de interés en pesos y la resultante en dólares cuando vuelven a la moneda original al vencimiento. Al considerar la tasa resultante en dólares de este jugoso premio pagado por el Banco Central, también se cae el argumento de que se bajó el costo promedio de financiamiento al 4,75 por ciento en dólares.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/47151-ha-sido-una-transaccion-espectacular

          Ordigni bellici in un tratto di mare selinuntino. Domani le operazioni di brillamento   

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          63-летняя мать и её дочери 41, 40 и 36 лет потрясли мир своей юной внешностью   
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          Deulofeu: “Futuro? Penso solo alla finale dell’Europeo”   

CALCIOMERCATO MILAN – Sono stati mesi molto importanti per Gerard Deulofeu. Dopo l’esplosione al Milan, l’esterno ha disputato un ottimo Europeo Under 21 in Polonia da capitano della Spagna e ora domani ha la possibilità di alzare la coppa in finale contro la Germania. Intanto il suo futuro continua ad essere in bilico. Stando alle...

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          Milan, possibile incontro a casa Donnarumma per il rinnovo   

MILAN NEWS – Si avvicina il giorno dell’incontro decisivo per il rinnovo di Gianluigi Donnarumma. Dovrebbe avvenire domenica o lunedì, stando a quanto scritto da La Repubblica. Ancora incerta la sede dell’incontro. Il quotidiano romano spiega che non è scontato che tutto avvenga presso la sede Casa Milan. Al momento non si esclude l’ipotesi di...

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          What’s steaming up the romance genre?   

Free Fall

It's more than hot love affairs: Harlequin execs weigh in on the evolution of thrillers, the surging popularity of women's fiction and the power of unique voices.

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          A Significant Contribution to Human Happiness   
Andrew Dalby, "Dining with the Caesars," in Food and the Memory: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2000, ed. Harlan Walker (Totnes: Prospect Books, 2001), pp. 62-88 (at 76; footnote omitted):
[U]ntil Nero's time the only safe way to add water to wine was to add it recently boiled, still hot. The Romans knew this, although, unaware of microbes, they had no idea why it was. They liked to add ice to wine, and even carried snow to Rome and stored it there for the purpose, but they knew that it would sometimes make them ill. Nero's great idea was to boil water, to seal it in a jar, and then to embed the jar in snow. This produced ice-cold water that was more or less sterilized, to add to wine, and I think it will be agreed that it was a significant contribution to human happiness, or at least to the happiness of those in Rome who could afford large quantities of snow in summer.

I am not alone in believing this to be one of Nero’s greatest achievements. Nero himself thought as I do, to judge from the fact that his great invention was at the front of his mind on his very last day on Earth. Expecting to be captured at any moment, Nero was hiding alone in a garden not far from Rome. Lacking any other supplies, 'he scooped up water from a pool to drink from his cupped hands. "Here is Nero's very own iced water," he said' (Nero 48). Whatever Suetonius' immediate source, the story, if true, must come from the memories of the few slaves who had remained with Nero during his flight.

          Cuando las mujeres no podían tocar el violonchelo para evitar el “impúdico” despatarre   

Hasta el siglo XIX el violonchelo fue un instrumento vetado a las mujeres por culpa de la postura que debe adoptar el ejecutante: las piernas abiertas de par en par para dejar espacio a los 45 centímetros que tiene, de media, el instrumento en su parte más ancha. Womanspreading de libro, para escándalo de puritanos.

etiquetas: violonchelo, música, mujeres, despatarre, manspreading

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          Liderul comunist Gheorghiu-Dej a fost ucis de o FLOARE DE MINĂ sau ASASINAT? Ipoteza lansată de un istoric celebru   
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          Team VG : parlons smartphone   

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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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          Why You Do Not have Killer Abs or that 6 Pack Abdominal Muscle   

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.
You may not like what I am going to give to you straight in the face here. But I will give it to you anyway. So here it goes. Listen up carefully. You may do a zillion crunches a day, then another another million leg raisers , but as long as there is a layer of fat covering your tummy, you will never see your abs because it is covered by the blubber of fat. In fact, your waistline will become bigger because you are adding muscles underneath those fats! So instead of having a slim waistline and showing off your abs, you will have a bigger waistline and thicker love handles. Now get this straight. There is no such thing as spot reduction! Once the fats are off, your abs will show. That I promise you. It is just that simple to display your abs. Lose fats! That's all.
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.
by Chris Chew



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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          KRUMIRI DI MAIS E LIMONE   
Lo so che per molti di voi l’idea di accendere il forno diventa impensabile ma io adoro le sane colazioni e, complice l’esubero di alcune farine nella dispensa mi sono messa ad impastare questi semplici biscottini con farina di mais e la nota fresca del limone.




KRUMIRI DI MAIS E LIMONE



150 gr farina 00 
70 gr farina fioretto 
80 gr burro 
80 gr zucchero 
1 uovo 
1 tuorlo 
Scorza di 1 limone 
Qualche goccia di succo 
1 pizzico sale 

Montare lo zucchero con il pizzico di sale, la scorza di limone e il burro morbido. 
Incorporare poi le uova e continuare a mescolare. 
Aggiungere poi le farine e impastare velocemente. 
Formare una palla e lasciarla riposare avvolta nella pellicola per almeno una ora al fresco. 
Trascorso il tempo riprendere l’impasto e formare delle piccole lune. 
Con i rebbi della forchetta formare delle righe. 
Infornare a 180 gradi per circa 10 minuti finché saranno belli dorati. 


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

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

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

For Fans of:
Mr Thing, Southport Weekender, Gilles Peterson

Key Selling Points:
- Full press, radio campaign targeting France, Germany, UK with online campaign to include facebook ads.
- Mad Mats loves to DJ he continues to travel the world spreading his message Available from 11.08.2017
          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.


          MKUU WA MKOA WA KILIMANJARO ANNA MGHWIRA ,ASHUHUDIA MAGARI 103 YAKIWA NA SHEHENA YA MAHINDI NJIA PANDA YA HIMO   

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

          WAHALIFU WANNE WAUWAWA KATIKA MAPAMBANO NA POLISI KIBITI   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


          Sacramento's sheriff asked Trump's immigration chief for help fighting California's 'sanctuary state' bill   

Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones asked President Trump's immigration chief for help fighting California's so-called “sanctuary state” bill weeks before the two hosted a town hall meeting in March on immigration enforcement that drew hundreds of people and erupted in protests.

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          China sanguine as Trump-Xi 'bromance' sours over North Korea, Taiwan   
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reacted relatively calmly on Friday after a series of diplomatic broadsides by the United States, expressing anger over new arms sales by Washington to Taiwan but hoping ties could soon be brought back on track.

          El día que Calígula enfrentó a Poseidón   

El dicho popular reza que “de músico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco”, pero sin duda, hay quien se lo toma con mucha seriedad. Uno de ellos fue el emperador romano Calígula, conocido por su extraño e hilarante gobierno, el cual entre bromas, risas, sexo y desenfreno llevó a la ruina a decenas de […]

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          'HIS idea not MINE': Tweet foreshadowed deadly YouTube stunt   

Just hours before a US woman was accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend in a failed YouTube video stunt, she posted on Twitter saying it would be "one of the most dangerous videos ever" and it was "HIS idea not MINE".


          When is it OK to compliment a woman's smile? A guide   

There's no excuse for President Trump to not be informed about the dos and don'ts of complimenting a lady's smile, writes Ben Pobjie. The days of men being able to commend a woman's grin at whim are long gone.


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          Church volunteer remembered for giving   
Jo Ann Leasure was the kind of a woman who loved to be in the mix, whether it be as a city council member in New Jersey or in her church in North Fort Myers. That's what Dr.
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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 [...]
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          Judge in Brock Turner Sex Assault Case Faces Recall Petition   
The judge was widely condemned for sentencing the former Stanford swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus.
          Person of Interest in Michigan Woman's Disappearance Arrested in Sexual Assault Case   
Floyd Galloway Jr. was taken into custody Tuesday for the attempted sexual assault of a jogger.
          Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper   
Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper
author: Marcia Brown
name: Ronyell
average rating: 3.51
book published: 1954
rating: 5
read at: 2010/07/12
date added: 2017/06/28
shelves: caldecott-medal, fairy-tales-folktales, marcia-brown, summer-100-book-challenge-2010, read-in-2010, children-s-book, fairy-tale-romance, my-blog-reviews, picture-book
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Cinderella

“Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper” is the winner of the Caldecott Medal and is one of the earlier books by Marcia Brown that retells the French fairy tale “Cinderella” about how a miserable girl named Cinderella tries to go to the grand ball with the help of her fairy godmother. “Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper” is clearly one of Marcia Brown’s most memorable books yet!

Marcia Brown has indeed created many children’s books throughout her life. Imagine my surprise and excitement when I read her first children’s book! Marcia Brown has made this version of Cinderella much more tame than in the other versions of “Cinderella” I have seen as Cinderella’s stepsisters in this version seem a bit nicer to Cinderella by easily telling Cinderella about their time at the ball, although they still maintained their cruel nature by teasing Cinderella about not going to the ball, which is a bit unusual for in most versions that I have read of “Cinderella,” the stepsisters were always mean to Cinderella regardless of the situation that Cinderella was in. Marcia Brown’s illustrations are truly beautiful and simplistic in this version of the classic fairy tale as Cinderella truly looks beautiful with her wavy golden hair and beautiful black eyes. Also, the illustrations are a bit simplistic due to the fact that there is barely any color in the background, but the color is mainly focused on the characters, which allows the characters to stand out more, which I have never seen done in any other book that have simplistic illustrations.

Cinderella

“Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper” is a brilliant retelling of the classic fairy tale that I think will be more suitable to children who want to read the more tame version of the fairy tale and will be a great hit for children everywhere. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book other than the stepsisters’ poor behavior towards Cinderella.

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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          The Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts   
It's the end of the month and as I always do, I've put together a list of the most popular posts of the last 30 days. Take a look at the list and see if there is anything neat that you missed this month.

The Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp starts in three weeks. There is still time to register. If you're a Mainer, email me for a special discount only available to schools in Maine.

Here are the most popular posts of the month:
1. New Grading Options in Google Forms
2. Six Types of Video Creation Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools
3. 4 Good Formative Assessment Tools for Classrooms That Aren't 1:1
4. Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum
5. Track Progress Toward Goals With This Google Sheets Template
6. Make Stop Motion Videos On Your Chromebook
7. Grade Items in G Suite Side-by-Side With Otus
8. How to Create a Word Cloud in Google Docs
9. How to Move from Google Drive to One Drive
10. 12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

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          Plastic Headgear Market, Trends, Size and Forecasts   

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

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

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

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

The report covers the following topics:

-Global Market size
-Market growth rate
-Market segmentation on the basis of products
-Growth rate of each product segment
-Market forecasts

See similar report: Spirit Markets in the Top 5 European Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts
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Report covers the following geographical regions:
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          TS290: Wonder Woman, Throwing Shade Tour Documentary and special guest Michael Blieden   
This week Bryan is completely overwhelmed with emotion after seeing Wonder Woman, while Erin has second-degree burns from her curling iron. Also, a gay congregant leaving a service by the Word of Faith Fellowship was beaten to release his homosexual demons, and a man has filed a lawsuit against a movie theater chain due to women-only screenings of Wonder Woman. Plus, guest Michael Blieden is here to discuss divorcing Erin, working with Kanye, and how the Throwing Shade tour doc came to fruition. The Throwing Shade tour doc is out now! Get it at vimeo.com/ondemand/throwingshade
          TS287: Mother's Day, Mommie Dearest, Suzanne Venker, Guest Stephanie Stenta-James​   
Watch out noise makers and corn nuts teeth! Bryan and Erin have your number, hussy, and one of them is day drunk! This week hop on the outrage train with a new classic from an ol' fav Susanne Venker and her opus "Most Men Just Want a Woman Who's Nice " and a San Luis Obispo high school special education teacher pens a "gays deserve to die" diatribe to the high school paper and no one is havin' it. Plus, Bryan's BFF from college Stephanie Stenta-James schools you on the Judge Judy fan Facebook page and the time Bryan got his cape stuck. You'll get it when you get it.
          TS272: Executive Orders, Women in Stem Fields, Guests Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova   
This week Bryan shares about Toaster Strudel being an aphrodisiac, while Erin shockingly retweeted Kim Kardashian for the first time.  Also, Executive orders have historically been a way to discriminate and incite fear in people and Trump’s Immigration Ban continues the trend, and a recent Scientific research shows a lack of women in Stem jobs due to constant years of being made to feel not smart enough. Plus, guests gay-legend-icon-star Trixie Mattel and sweatiest woman in show business Katya Zamolodchikova are here to discuss International Business Class travel, the painter of light Thomas Kinkade, and the importance of Prostate exams. Follow Trixie and Katya on Social Media. @trixiemattel and @katya_zamo
          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

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

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

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

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

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

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vietnam

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          RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says Trump's sexist tweets show that he is human   

RNC Chairwoman and former Michigan RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel went on Bloomberg today to discuss Trump's tweet storm where he attacked MSNBC Morning Joe anchor Mika Brezinski. Have a look below if you haven't seen the tweets.…
          TS258: Patti Smith, Brian Babin, Log Cabin Republicans   
This week Bryan saw the original nasty woman Patti Smith over the weekend with a bunch of heterosensuals and lived to tell the tale, while Erin has a surprising conversation with a local silhouette artist. Also, Texas Representative Brian Babin believes women should be told when they are being nasty. Nasty women vote hunny! And the Log Cabin Republicans have sashayed away from Trump and have decided to not endorse him for president.   
          'One woman dead' and several injured after doctor opens fire at Bronx hospital before killing himself   
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          TS254: Clinton vs Trump, CA Tampon Tax, Whole Foods Discrimination   
Honey, the showcase showdown this week was epic! If you didn't watch the debate, you missed a terrific ad for Flonase and also a queen at her mightiest. Plus, California's Governor Jerry Brown is all in on continuing to tax tampons and diapers, and a woman unfairly faces harassment at our favorite grocery store for wearing terrible shoes. Cotton Candy grapes, why hast thou forsaken us?!?! Bye wig.
          TS246: DNC, RNC, Scott Adams, Out Olympic Athletes, Guest Emily Osment   
Well it's been 240 years and we finally elected the first female president, USA USA USA! Wait no that's wrong...it's the first time a woman has been the presidential nominee of a major political party. Half way there America! This week "Dilbert" cartoonist and confused asshole Scott Adams is concerned about men's testosterone levels lowering after watching the DNC; and a record breaking 41 out olympic athletes are competing in Rio this year! Also "Young & Hungry" actress Emily Osment is here to talk about working with Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Miley Cyrus and many future "Sarah, Plain and Tall" projects.
          MTA Derailment Lawsuit Seeks $5 Million For Harlem Woman   

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          Birds of a Feather   


This Birds of a Feather wall hanging was a satisfying finish this week. I have been wanting to make something from the pattern that I can take with me when I go to guilds to provide trunk shows. You see, I made the table runner version of this design, but it was a gift for my mom.



But I am not 100% happy with this piece. However, I learned a valuable lesson. Always use a fresh copy of the pattern. I used my working copy from back in May. And I have a poor memory, so I forgot about a few things that I learned back then.

















So the tail and wing pieces do not line up so well, especially on the Red Winged Black Bird block. But I am happy with the overall look of this sweet wall hanging. And am looking forward to sharing it as part of my shows.





I added a hanging sleeve. One of the few times I actually do any hand sewing, I stitched the top of the sleeve into the binding, and then hand stitched the lower edge of the sleeve.











Just like when I made the Forest Friends 2.0 quilt, all of the fabrics used in this project are from the new Hopscotch collection by Jamie Fingal for RJR Fabrics. And I especially love the Crosshatch My Way print used for the Blue Jay. And how all the prints are "reads like a solid". I've told you before - I do love to use solids - so even though these are prints, they make me feel like I'm cheating to say, "All the fabrics used in this piece are prints." 







The "Birds of a Feather" wall hanging finished at 21" x 34"
and was the 37th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.






This is the Birds of a Feather table runner that I made for my mother for her birthday this year. Click here to see the post.





You can find the Birds of a Feather pdf pattern here in my shop




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or so I thought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

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

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

"Yeah, same difference."

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

"You both have life insurance, right?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"You can go."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Ah! London!"



          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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          Conflicted   
Something happened today that has left me conflicted. If you read this post months or years later, remember that "today" is three days after the Boston Marathon bombings.

I got on the 33rd Street PATH train at Hoboken (the starting point of the train) to head home to the city, and found the compartment mostly empty as usual. There was an old white man at one end and a young black woman at another. I sat down on a seat in the middle of the compartment, opened a magazine, and started reading.

A minute later, some more people walked in. An East Asian woman, two young white women, and a desi (South Asian) looking guy. The desi guy sat across from me about 10 feet away, slipped his backpack off, and pushed it under the seat. He then took a pair of earphones out of his pocket, put them in his ears and sat there listening to music.

I stole a few more glances at him and the backpack. It is not common, at least in my experience, for someone in the NYC area to push their belongings under the seat. On the seat next to them when the train is as empty as this one was, sure. On the floor between their legs, often. That's where my own backpack was. But under the seat, very rare. At least that's what I told myself was the reason for looking at him more than usual.

Soon the train got going. I tried to read the magazine, an article about HBO's new show Vice, but found myself glancing at him and the backpack every so often. The thought "what if the backpack has...." kept looping through my mind without completing itself.

Eight minutes later, the train reached Manhattan and stopped at Christopher Street. I looked at the guy. He was still listening to his music. There was one more stop to go before I got off at 14th Street. I found myself thinking, "I hope he gets off after me". For two completely opposite reasons, which are obvious.

A couple of minutes later, the train stopped at 9th Street. He got up. I dropped any pretense of stealing glances and stared at him. He didn't seem to have noticed. He took a couple of steps towards the door. My throat went dry as I saw that his backpack was still under the seat!

Shrill alarm bells rang in my head and I was about to spring up from my seat. I was just trying to decide if I should scream and tackle him or go press the Emergency Speakerphone button that every train compartment has.

Before I could make up my mind, he stopped mid-stride. He mouthed what seemed like "Oh shit!", quickly retracted his steps, and picked up his backpack from under the seat. He then turned around and sprinted out before the doors closed. The train started moving again.

I sat there, feeling conflicted. And have been conflicted ever since. Was I paranoid or just vigilant? "If you see something, say something!". Was I bigoted against brown people.....which as a brown person myself would make me self-loathing I guess. After all, I didn't look twice at any of the other people in the compartment. Or was I just being rationally cautious? Was it because I once possibly escaped a commuter train bombing because I was feeling lazy and cancelled dinner plans? Or do I harbor the same prejudices based on skin color and race that I usually abhor in others?

I am not sure. Conflicted.

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          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

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          On Ad Hominem and Relative Morality   
A few hours back, @riffraaf whom I follow on twitter and have great regard for, and I had a disagreement over the aftermath of the Rosen-Romney episode. We exchanged a couple of emails. She wrote this post.

This is my response

Very well put. I agree mostly.

Here's where I am coming from: Rosen made a stupid comment. Faux outrage about how Ann Romney is such a victim ensued. (never mind our FLOTUS is bashed in ugly ways every day but that's probably the partisan in me talking, you might say).


Oh, Michelle is definitely bashed in the ugliest ways. It is bizarre to me that someone can make combating obesity into some evil plot!

Some of the people I follow on the right started labeling it as #waronmoms. This was a completely cynical response to left's #waronwomen. Now they wanted to beat the left at their own game. I get it.


Yup, they're just being cynical. But being helped by the left propagating articles like the rude pundit's.

But there was more to #waronwomen (though I personally loathe to use this slogan): Most women I know who are not into partisanship in general (because they're too busy raising kids and handling jobs unlike me :) ) got really riled up with a series of events that hurt women's rights: starting from planned parenthood defunding by Komen to birth control access issues to Sandra fluke (and Rush Limbaugh harassing Fluke for 3 entire days calling her a slut, prostitute, how she should put her porn videos online so he can watch it and so on) to ultra sound bills to new arizona laws infringing rights further.


Agree. That's how my wife (Indian-born American-raised) wife is. She is not as much into politics. She does follow it more than others. She is, like me, a fiscal conservative. But for her, this #waronwomen trumps anything else. Anything related to planned parenthood (which she loves) and birth control gets her riled up. So even if Obama raises taxes by gazillion percent (she hates tax raises even on rich folks), the social aspect of it against women's rights will always make her vote democrat.

So it irritates me to no end that suddenly Risen is somehow equivalent of Limbaugh and all the incivilities shown against women in the last year are equivalent to one insensitive remark made by a Rosen who was a nobody until now (even w/ her hillary support in 2008 and apparently having contributed to Obama campaign in 2008).


I don't think Rosen is equivalent of the much much viler and nastier and just plain-worse-human-being Limbaugh. I am not drawing the equivalence, so I am not going to defend the equivalence.

However, on its own, what Rosen said is definitely insensitive and stupid. And undoubtedly ad hominem. That's all that matters to me, as someone who doesn't count himself on the left or the right when it comes to identifying with movements. By saying what she did, Rosen attacked who Ann Romney, not what Ann or Mitt Romney were saying, making it a classic ad hominem attack.

It's politically damaging I agree. But it's a huge fake outrage and no where near what's really happening to women all over the country (whether w/ healthcare, minimum wages, equal pay, infringing on woman's body, unemployment and so on that affect women in REAL ways).

So I know Obama was doing what any Dem politician would do, but I'm still turned off by this whole latest, what I call Faux outrage.


Granted that some of those outraging are just fake-outraging. Just taking the chance to score points against their political opponents. Granted that many of those outraging on the right have possibly said much worse and more misogynist stuff against women.

But what Rosen said was still stupid and insensitive. And IMO, the Obama campaign by denouncing what Rosen said, is doing not just the politically expedient thing, but the right thing. And elements of the left by digging in and writing posts/articles undermining the worth of Ann Romney's life, are doing the WRONG thing, be it politically or morally.
          TS211:Esalen,Childcare,Gay Hearts,Lisha Brooks   
Well Erin got fleeced at a food tasting and Bryan saw a woman work out with a sweater on her face! What a week! Also, childcare is not only slap me on the ass and shoot me expensive, but the workers aren’t paid enough to maintain a moderate living standard. Guess who the childcare workers are…women! And the straight men of this world use their flawless logic to deduce that “hearting” someone’s post on twitter is extremely gay. Guest Lisha Brooks tornadoes her way onto the show and among other things loves a good tank top!
          TS209:Halloween,Paul Ryan,Hymens,Dog Shows   
Trick or Treat! It’s your local old lady and instead of candy she wants to tell you her life story! And what’s scarier than an old lady at your front door, a man with two first names. Paul Ryan is being accused by the GOP of being too LGBT friendly. Can you imagine being accused of such horror! And in Maryland, a woman announced at her wedding that her hymen was still intact. Looks like Halloween isn’t going to be the only bloody occasion this month…Also the hilarious Alex Petri stops by for a chat about dog shows, ANTM and so much more craziness!
          TS204:Groceries,Theater Actors, Amanda Simpson,Borgata   
Hello?! New York theater actors are you there? It’s me, Erin y Bryan. We need your snooty energy to high kick this episode into gear! Speaking of high kicks, we’re giving two to Obama for promoting Amanda Simpson, a trans woman, within the Department of Defense. And we’re giving none to the Borgata Hotel for refusing to let their women employees gain weight. Word of advice: Don’t ride your bike by a 99 cent store!
          TS199: Yurts,Boy Scouts,Mannequins,w/ Guest Jordan Firstman   
It’s Bryan’s birthday! And while his boyfriend took him on a romantic Malibu getaway, Erin venmo-ed him $1, talk about friendship! In other news, retail stores continue their campaign for thigh gaps and they’re only sort of sorry about it. Also, the Boy Scouts of America make a half ass attempt at hating gay people a little less. Plus guest and director/actor of the short Sold, Jordan Firstman, shits his pants and attends a sex party. Never feed your dog kibble!
          TS198:Wolves,Stonewall,Kymora Johnson,w/ Guest Charles Rogers   
Did you know that ants love meat and Hollywood hates minorities? This week Cruella Deville takes form as the National Travel Basketball Association, which is refusing to let girls play, and Bryan and Erin are pissed. Plus, Bryan discusses how the new movie Stonewall under-represents key gay figures in the Stonewall Riots. Hello, a woman punched a cop! All that and an interview with Charles Rogers…let the haters begin!
          Man caught on camera dragging a female bartender by her hair   
Shocking video shows the moment a brawling patron drags a female bartender from out behind the bar by her hair. The woman, who works at The Field Bar in Neasden in northwest London, is seen frantically trying to hold onto the beer taps as the 42-year-old man comes behind the bar and grasps a chunk...
          Angela Merkel says 'it should be between a man and a woman' after she votes against same-sex marriage   
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          TS171:Superb Owl, Dogs, K Stew, Colleen McCullough   
Erin and Bryan watched the big game but can only talk about that creepy Nationwide commercial, the inspiring McDonald's ad, and the terrifying sharks in the Katy Perry performance. Plus, the author of The Thorn Birds died, but her obituaries just talked about how basic and fat she was. And Kristen Stewart is maybe in a relationship with a woman, and we should all care. But the biggest news? Erin got a dog!  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 Feed
          TS170:Garbage Keys, CATS, Alabama Equality, Renee Ellmers   
This week, Bryan tried dumpster diving for the first time and then watched The Bachelor and Erin watched Cats stone-cold sober. What a week. Also, Alabama wants to ban not just gay marriages but every marriage and the GOP is back again trying to ban abortion with the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act! And one of their own, GOP Congresswoman Renee Elmers is trying to stop it. Good luck everybody with everything! 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 Feed
          TS167:"Single Man, Married Man"," My Husband's Not Gay", Best Movies of 2015   
It's 2015! And Erin has made a resolution this year - no more rusted bitches.  Plus, she sheds light on a new advice book for women written by 8 men - WRITTEN BY EIGHT MEN -  called "Single Woman/Married Woman," and Bryan looks at TLC's controversial new reality show "My Husband's Not Gay." Guess what? He is.  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 Feed
          TS161:Manhattan Transfer, Bill Cosby, Duggars & Gay Kissing, w/ guest Ben Hoffman   
Happy Thanksgiving! At least you're not spending it with the Duggars from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, who love turkey more than gay people. Or with CNN'S Don Lemon, who shames women who come forward about being harassed by Bill Cosby (allegedly). See? Your family is way more functional than anyone on cable television! Plus, we reunite with our Infomania buddy Ben Hoffman.    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 Feed
          TS155:Heat Wave,Vibrators,Nicholas Sparks & Alabama Abortions   
The last moment of the heat wave exposed Erin to a man with a masturbating tattoo and Bryan to a move in situation with his boyfriend. In importanter news, Nicholas Sparks, soft focus romance purveyor, opened a school only for white straight Christians in linen and Erin reads Alabama to filth for going too far in the pro-life battle.      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 Feed
          TS149:Ursa, Breastfeeding, PREP & Daryl Hannah   
Do you experience feelings of unease when you see a woman breast-feeding in public? Are you a man who has sex with men who wants a back-up plan? Do you often feel like the woman in the awesome pantsuit from Superman II is under appreciated? If so, this episode of Throwing Shade might be right for you.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          TS146: Planet of the Apes, Two and a Half Men, Thor, w/ Musical Guest LP   
Did you see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Erin and Bryan did and we're not impressed with their lady ape and their zero gay apes. What does impress them? Marvel comics has made Thor a woman! And in the best news ever, the incredible singer-songwriter LP stops by to talk Elvis, yoga farts, whistle the theme song from "Friends,"  and sing a song from her new album Forever Not Now, which is out now! You won't believe her voice!  Buy LP's "Forever Not Now" here Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Plane crash lands in flames on California freeway and clips pickup truck, 2 hurt   
A small twin-engine plane dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport on Friday morning, injuring the two people aboard but clipping only one passing vehicle, a fire official said.

The Cessna 310 aircraft crashed on Interstate 405, just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa around 9.30am, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot declared an emergency shortly after taking off from the airport and was trying to return when the crash occurred, Gregor said.

The two people who were aboard the plane, a man and a woman in their 50s and 60, were alive when they were pulled from the fiery wreckage and were taken to a hospital with traumatic injuries, Orange County Fire Captain Larry Kurtz said.
          BARTENDER LOCAL DE COMIDA RÁPIDA - CHICUREO, COLINA (COLACIÓN)   
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          Akribos XXIV Men's Antique Mechanical Skeleton Chain Pocket Gold-Tone Watch   
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          Blu-Ray Review | "Ugetsu"   
I first encountered Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu when I was a sophomore in college, sometime around 2005. While I had been interested in film for years already, college really helped expand my horizons. I was just beginning to take classes for my film studies minor, and my school library was stocked full of Criterion DVDs. I was in heaven.

I was unfamiliar with Mizoguchi at that point in my life. I had no knowledge of his silent films, or early social dramas like Sisters of the Gion and Osaka Elegy (something I have remedied in subsequent years). But Ugetsu was one of those rare films that immediately became one of my all-time favorites. I was in awe of Mizoguchi's craft, and it made me hungry for more.

Ugetsu came at the peak of Mizoguchi's career - he won the Golden Lion three years in a row for The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu (1953), and Sansho the Bailiff (1954), a trio of masterpieces that showcase a consummate artist at the height of his powers. For this reviewer, however, Mizoguchi never topped Ugetsu, a haunting, supernatural love story that is as beautiful as it is tragic.


The film is a combination of Japanese ghost stories, one about an aspiring samurai who forsakes his family to pursue his dream, leaving his wife to take up prostitution to make ends meet. The other is a potter fleeing war with his family, who is seduced by a mysterious noble woman who turns out to be a ghost. Released eight years after the end of WWII, Ugetsu is as much a cautionary tale as it is a medieval legend.  Weary and plagued by war, these peasants give in to lust and greed, seeking a better life but ultimately waylaid by their own desires. Mizoguchi explores their fate through mesmerizing long takes and a quiet, eerie atmosphere, awash in fog and foreboding. Pay close attention to where he places his camera - unblinking, never judging, but always displaying a deep compassion for its characters humanity. The first time I saw Ugetsu, I wept profusely. Yet even in its tragedy, Mizoguchi finds a strange and otherworldly beauty.  Its use of the supernatural almost feels more metaphorical than literal - representing a man always chasing dreams rather than paying attention to what is right in front of him.

Ugetsu is a masterpiece. Not just one of the finest examples of Japanese cinema, but one of the all time classics. Mizoguchi's craftsmanship remains unparalleled, providing a deep and powerful exploration of human folly that achieves an almost mystical status. Like watching an ancient folktale being born right before our eyes, it remains one of cinema's most uniquely beautiful experiences. The long-awaited Criterion Blu-Ray adds no special features to the original 2005 DVD, but the new 4K restoration is absolutely breathtaking, and worth the upgrade for any fan of the film or the filmmaker. While Criterion has faithfully released Blu-Ray editions of Sansho, Oharu, and The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, in recent years, the arrival of an HD transfer of his greatest work is cause for celebration.

GRADE - ★★★★ (out of four)

Special features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray 
  • Audio commentary by critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns 
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director, a 1975 documentary by Kaneto Shindo 
  • Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by Masahiro Shinoda Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu 
  • Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa 
  • Trailers 
  • An essay by film critic Phillip Lopate (Blu-ray and DVD) and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film (Blu-ray only)

          TS132: South Carolina Lesbians, Wall Street Insanity, and Guest Betty Who   
Be all that you can be - when you join the ranks of the US Lesbian Army! Hear about the University of South Carolina Upstate college performance of the satirical "How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days" that tricked super angry state politicians into thinking it was an actual lesbian recruiting center. AND! 50 things that every woman NEEDS to know about men, according to the experts at Wall Street Insanity. PLUS! Betty Who stops by to chat, be charming, and honors us with an acoustic version of "Somebody Loves You" at the end of the episode!    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS131: Gay Dinner Theatre, Paternity Leave in Baseball, Mike Francesa & Guest Sandra Fluke   
The distant cousin of the woman who wrote into the newspaper about how to handle her gay son went to see "Deathtrap" in Salt Lake City and had a complete meltdown over the gay kiss, and Bryan has everything to say about it. And, did you know it's hard for major league baseball daddies to get R-E-S-P-E-C-T when they replace bat swinging for newborn holding? That PLUS!!!! reproductive rights defender and California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke .    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS116: Merry Christmas, Gay-Away Candy, Suzanne Venker, Why Women Need Husbands, Lisa Frank   
Merry Christmas, everybody! To celebrate, Erin and Bryan do a gift exchange and Erin spills the tea on super-wacko Lisa Frank, while Bryan notes the elegance of Vanna White. And just in time for Christmas comes a novelty candy from Canada that claims the gay will melt away in your mouth. Then Erin talks aobut the comeback of Fox journalist and noted woman-hater Suzanne Venker who's still rocking with that logic that women are nothing without men.  Merry Christmas to all of you who love presents from China! 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 
          Book Feature and Giveaway – The Devil’s Gift by Laura Landon   
ABOUT THE BOOK:     THE DEVIL’S GIFT by best-selling author Laura Landon is one of twenty-five titles—all historical romance—that all carry the Union Jack Heart. Featured authors also include Christina McKnight, Ava Stone, Deb Marlowe, Meara Platt, Julie Johnstone, and more! Romance, deception, murder…happily ever afters you won’t want to miss. Look for titles […]
          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....
          Throwing Shade Live @ The Black Cat in Washington, D.C.   
The first live episode from Erin and Bryan's East Coast Tour! And what better way to kick that off than with one of the smartest (and shadiest) places on the planet - Washington, D.C. Bryan and Erin talk D.C.'s incredibly lengthy crosswalks, Chelsea Manning, the fact that being a woman is considered a pre-existing condition, and of course, the best candidates for Mary Todd Lincoln impersonators. District of Columbians, we all shut it down in the best ways possible!  New episodes of Throwing Shades now on Thursdays!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Orlando International Airport TSA Agent Caught Stealing Cash From Woman’s Luggage   
As if airport security wasn’t stressful enough, an airline passenger in Florida has had to confront a TSA officer who tried to steal money from her luggage.
          TS103: Woman Expert Thor, Gay Medical Records, Nic Cage & Juice Cleanses   
Bryan's on another juice cleanse/crazy train, but that doesn't stop him from talkin' with Erin about lady expert and University of Texas president, Thor (doesn't need a last name) and the pros and cons of putting fuck choice down on medial records.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS100: The Hunger Games Camp, Terrible T-Shirts for Girls, the Transgender Newsman, Yahoo   
It's Throwing Shade's 100th Birthday! And we owe it all to you! But don't worry - she may be old, but she is no less shady. This week, Erin and Bryan talk about The Children's Place and their ridiculously offensive new line of T-shirts for girls, and then Bryan gets into the ABC newsman who went from being a man to a woman and then back to a man because of amnesia! Throwing Shade may be 100, but honey, her head is still in the game and her legs are still in the pool!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS92: Seducing the Boys Club, Pope Francis on Homos, Palm Springs and Bryan's Birthday   
Happy birthday, Bryan! Erin and Bryan get into post-birthday 'ssues like the women vs. Merill Lynch, Nina DiSesa's "Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics From a Woman at the Top",  the Pope's cool take on being cool with gay guys who want to be priests but not act gay, and, of course, your weekly mention of Rita Rudner and buttholes.  Kats are Kewl!  See TSPOD live on our East Coast tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS88: Waterpark Bikini Insanity, Gay Adoption in Russia, Pat Robertson, Throwing Shade East Coast Tour   
Erin and Bryan are back from their West Coast tour feeling fresh, funky and extremely independent. This week, Erin throws serious shade at a waterpark in Missouri that kicked a woman out because they didn't like how she looked in a bikini. And Bryan talks about Russia's new adoption laws and covers the latest joke in Pat Robertson's endless standup routine.  Ready to throw some shade? Be our guest!  See TSPOD live on our East Coast tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          32 million people would lose coverage if Obamacare was repealed   

Republican senators are skittish enough that their health care bill would leave 22 million people more without health insurance by 2026, compared to Obamacare.

They likely won't be too keen on President Trump's suggestion to just repeal Obamacare immediately and replace it later if they can't get enough support to pass their bill.

That move would probably leave 18 million more people without coverage in the first year after its enactment and 32 million more by 2026, according to a Congressional Budget Office report that looked at an earlier GOP bill to repeal Obamacare.

It would also cause premiums on individual market policies to increase by up to 25% the first year and to nearly double by 2026.

All this would happen mainly because the individual mandate -- which requires nearly all Americans to get coverage or pay a penalty -- would be repealed. But some insurers would also likely pull out of the market, the CBO said. The remaining carriers would likely raise rates dramatically because the remaining enrollees would tend to be older and sicker.

This is one reason why Republican lawmakers in both the House and the Senate moved away from a straight repeal of Obamacare without a replacement bill. That left insurers, consumers and other Republican members in a tizzy. Only 19% of Americans supported repealing Obamacare first and replacing later, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released in March.

That hasn't stopped some conservative GOP members from pushing for a full repeal. Both Senators Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rand Paul of Kentucky have recently broached the topic with Trump, likely leading to his tweet Friday morning.

While senators are expected to ignore Trump's suggestion, it does inject more uncertainty into the future of Obamacare and the individual market. And that's the last thing insurers need.

Already, many are raising rates or even dropping out of the individual market completely for 2018. Some 36 counties in Nevada, Ohio and Indiana are at risk of having no carrier on their exchanges next year, according to Kaiser.

Their main concerns: the mandate that everyone have insurance and the cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income Americans.

Insurers are brushing off the president's comments, saying they are moving forward with the efforts in Congress.

"We're focused on making recommendations to improve the [Senate bill], and on ensuring a stable 2018," said Kristine Grow, a spokeswoman for America's Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group.

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          Mother says teen accidentally shot himself at Deerfield Beach gun range   

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

The teen was identified by his mother as Vincent Colonna.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The shooting remains under investigation.

Vincent's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday. 

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          TS80:Gay Condom Use, Naked Women on Danish TV, Blachman, Kleptomania   
Brothers be doing it, less and less! Bryan preaches the gospel as told by the data from the last two National Surveys of Family Growth and Erin dives deep, Denmark style, into the hot nude shit festival that is Thomas Blachman's new boner inducing "artistic" tv show.  Come shade with us in Portland, San Fran Seattle, Minneapolis & Chicago - buy tickets here East Coast tickets go on sale 05/22 Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          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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          TS70:Family Research Council Gay Kidnappings, Cost of a Modern Wedding, and guest Baron Vaughn   
A belated Happy Joining Max Funiversary! Bryan and Erin tackle Family Research Council's new kidnapping kids from gay parents to-do list, the expensive costs of a modern wedding and insult guest Baron Vaughn.   Have you ever, really really, really ever loved a woman? Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          School rallies around family of missing Chinese student   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last seen June 9

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

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

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

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

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

Support from around the world

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

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

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

'Twenty days is a long time'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          TS47:Experimental Theater, Pregnancy, Gay Marriage Laws, Live Shows   
Bryan shares a story he's never told before while Erin lists the ten things you should never ask a pregnant woman. Also, gay marriage initiatives by the state. Remember the time? Participate in #Share-tember (#Cher-tember) - spread the word about Throwing Shade and post photos of new recruits on our Facebook page in exchange for a photo of Bryan and Erin autographed with a terrible piece of advice. Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
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Tattooed Chicks Stripes Who doesn’t love tattooed chicks in this modern world? A girl with some sailor tats, or perhaps a tramp stamp or two. The appeal of a girl who’s a little rough around the edges and maybe enjoys a beer or three every once in a while is great indeed. On the other hand a woman who is inked up like a tiger is slightly terrifying. But if you are into tattooed chicks who am I to judge.

          Válasz erre: Szexi estét mindenkinek!   
@Neytiri1: fárasztóan tompít ahogyan gondolkozol. inkább gillette pengéket nyelnék, minthogy veled folytassam ezt a beszélgetést, de mindegy, biztos fáradt vagyok. szóval: én a tudást és a boldogságot állítottam szembe. azt már te szőtted bele, hogy nőtől kapott boldogságról van szó. itt kanyarodtál szakadékba. amit nem írtál, valóban nem írtad, én sem azt állítottam, hogy írtad. azt írtam, hogy ezt sugalltad azzal, amit írtál. van különbség. abból, amit írtál, erre a gondolatmenetre lehetett következtetni logikusan - és csak erre. hogy miért építed le az agyát? tényleg, miért? az okot nem ismerem, csak az okozat világos és szembetűnő. ez történik vele, ezt látom. lerántod magadhoz. ezanév legalább inspirálta, felemelte. de ha már te vagy a kiváltó ok, esetleg válaszolhatnál helyettem a miértre, engem is érdekelne. valószínűleg ösztönösen ezt váltod ki belőle a beszélgetésetek során, ami érdekes, hogy nem veszi észre magán - de ahogy olvastam az utolsó hozzászólásod, magamon is hasonló jeleket vettem észre. érezhetően zuhant az iq-m miközben téged olvastalak. ahol nem érted, nem tudod, vagy félreértetted a dolgokat, ott legszívesebben összekarmoltam volna magam. ezért alázatosan megkérlek, beszélgess másokkal, velem semmiképpen se! én még szeretnék kognitívan gondolkozni hátralévő életemben, lehetőleg a megmaradt idegeim épségével egyetemben. komolyan úgy gondolom, hogy hosszútávon kómába esnék, ha folytatnánk ezt a beszélgetést. hálás köszönetem a megértésedért, ha egyáltalán. én nem tartalak érdekes embernek téged, viszont mások láthatóan képesek életben maradni a közeledben, ásítozás vagy agyérgörcs nélkül is, ajánlom figyelmedbe a teljes globális emberi populációt, akárkit, csak ne engem! köszi, puszi, jó romantikázást, versmásolgatást!
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          Válasz erre: Szexi estét mindenkinek!   
@dementia praecox: egyelek meg, hogy nem jöttél rá :)) csak vissza kellett volna olvasnod magad (amire reagáltam). erre, áhh, hagyjuk. tompítsd elméd gejl romantikázással, átadlak szíved választottjának, és agyad hamvasztójának. a boldogság növekedésével egyenes arányban csökken a tudás, a tudás növekedésével egyenes arányban csökken a boldogság. maradnom botorság. lol. ehh, mondjuk még arra sem jöttél rá, hogy ő ki. mit vártam? illetve minek is. MÁZ el tov! i'm out. temporarily.
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I have always known that I am a bit of a crybaby. Well, maybe more than a little bit. The littlest things could send me in a sobbing frenzy - a sentimental TV ad, a romantic movie scene, a line from a book, a song, a heartfelt compliment. The list could go on. I am that pathetic. Even when upset, if I can't pour out my emotions, I cry.

I have been suppressing my emotions lately. Not sharing what's really running through my head and especially what's in my heart for fear of, well because of fear. Period. Probably, I am so used to keeping things that really matter inside that I find it so hard sharing them with other people. Or maybe, it's just so hard for me to trust. There are only a very few friends I can really open my heart to without the fear of being judged.

Yesterday, the dam broke. Nothing really dramatic, but once it started, it was difficult to stop. If someone asked me why, what happened, my answer would have been I don't know. I still don't have the answer. I still don't understand what I am going through. This confusion and the fear of not knowing what to do, most likely, are the culprits.

One of these days though, I'll finally have the answer. Once I get the courage to admit and face the truth. Only then will I understand.

:)

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          Bridging the Mind-Body Gap in Health Care   
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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.” 


          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: Renter burgled and refused insurance   

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          Trump's Appointment to Gender Equality Office Has Hateful Anti-Trans Record    
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Adding to his record of appointing people to posts they are fundamentally unqualified to hold, Donald Trump has named an anti-trans activist as a senior adviser to the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Bethany Kozma, who held positions in the White House and Homeland Security under George W. Bush, vehemently opposed guidelines issued by President Obama's administration that advised schools to let trans students use their preferred names and pronouns and use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity, Buzzfeed reports. And to Google the woman who will advise on gender equality in the office that is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to uncover a treasure trove of hateful, woefully misguided anti-trans propaganda. 

“A boy claiming gender confusion must now be allowed in the same shower, bathroom, or locker room with my daughter under the president’s transgender policies,” Kozma wrote in a 2016 piece about the Obama administration guidelines. “When I learned that predators could abuse these new policies to hurt children in school lockers, shelters, pool showers, or other vulnerable public places like remote bathrooms in national parks, I realized I had to do something.” 

In a disgusting attempt to equate trans women with sexual predators, Kozma’s story included a video of women sharing their stories of how they were sexually assaulted by cisgender men in spaces like bathrooms and locker rooms. 

While naming Kozma, who clearly doesn’t believe that trans women are equal to cisgender women, as an adviser at the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is a slap in the face to all women, her position in the office is further complicated by the fact that USAID has a long history of supporting programs that advance LGBT equality around the world, including a program that leverages financial contributions to support “LGBTI human rights and development in 14 countries around the world,” HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, and an initiative to empower Asia’s LGBT people, according to its website.

A spokesperson for USAID said Kozma’s appointment does not mean there has been a change in policy in terms of its commitment to LGBT rights, according to Buzzfeed. 

"USAID is committed to promoting a work environment that is free from sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination, in accordance with existing federal law," the spokesperson said. 

But Kozma's anti-trans crusade did not end with her campaign to oppose Obama’s protections for trans students in 2016. Earlier this year she wrote a piece for The Daily Signal (part of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation) in which she patted herself on the back for being a part of the movement that she believes helped influence the Trump administration to rescind those protections.  

“Trump’s decisiveness on this issue shows that he cares more about people than political correctness — that all our children deserve a safe and respectful learning environment, not just a very small minority, and that privacy and free speech are rights that American parents hold dear,” Kozma wrote this February. 

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