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.

Browse complete report at:
http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/global-plastic-headgear-to-2017-size-growth-and-forecasts-in-nearly-70-countries-market

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
http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/spirit-in-the-top-5-european-countries-to-2018-size-trends-and-forecasts-market

Report covers the following geographical regions:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam.

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          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

Similar report
Global Dialysis Market (Types, Products and Services, End-users and Geography): http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/dailysis-market

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/vaccines-global-markets-package-537993.htm

Media Relations Contact

Sona Padman
International Accounts Manager
Reports And Intelligence
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Email: Click to Email Sona Padman
Web: http://www.reportsandintelligence.com/


          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Neolithic Figurine Found in Polish Village    
RZESZOW, POLAND—While while on vacation in the village of Kosina in southeastern Poland, an archaeologist stumbled upon a clay figurine that he believes dates back to around 5000 B.C. Science and Scholarship in Poland reports that Piotr Alagierski was walking in a cultivated field when he came across the nearly 3-inch-long clay figure that appears to have been made by some of the first farming communities in the region. According to Alagierski, the figurine is reminiscent of similar artifacts found in Slovakia and Romania but differs from known Polish examples in its lifelike rather than exaggerated depicition of the human form. Alagierski plans to conduct excavations at the site, where he also found fragments of ceramic vessels and obsidian, and the object will undergo chemical tests that may help to determine the origin of the clay. For more on archaeology in Poland, go to “Letter from Poland: Warsaw Remembers.”
          Cancerul de piele – diagnosticare cu ajutorul unui algoritm   

Diagnosticarea pentru cancerul de piele se va putea face în curând cu ajutorul unui algoritm. Noua tehnologie, care pune un diagnostic la fel de corect ca medicii dermatologi, ar putea fi instalată pe telefoanele inteligente. Un studiu recent, publicat în revista Nature, demonstrează că tehnologia de ultimă oră poate fi folosită pentru a diagnostica eficient […]

Post-ul Cancerul de piele – diagnosticare cu ajutorul unui algoritm apare prima dată în eHealth Romania.


          Cum să scapi de coșuri cu ajutorul unei aplicații pentru mobil   

Dacă te întrebi cum să scapi de coșuri, iar tratamentele făcute până acum nu au avut efect, îți poate fi de folos o aplicație specială, concepută de dermatologi. Acneea este o afecțiune dermatologică provocată de hiperactivitatea glandelor sebacee din piele. Ele secretă mai mult sebum decât ar fi normal, iar acesta împinge spre suprafața pielii […]

Post-ul Cum să scapi de coșuri cu ajutorul unei aplicații pentru mobil apare prima dată în eHealth Romania.


          (DF) President Radev Outlines Bulgaria's Investment Advantages at Business Forum in Bucharest   
June 29 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev on Thursday presented Bulgaria's investment advantages at a Romanian-Bulgarian business forum attended by over 100 business representatives. Together with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, the Bulgarian head of state reaffirmed the readiness of the institutions in both countries to work for a better connectivity between Bulgaria and Romania in the interest of the people and businesses. Skilled labour, low taxation, the IT boom were outlined as Bulgaria's competitive advantages in Southeastern Europe.
          Cum se reinventeaza comertul offline   
Cu toată dezvoltarea Internetului, cu toate noile modele de business și cu toate inovațiile care ne transformă viețile, experiențele adevărate se simt în continuare cel mai bine offline. Nu într-o aplicație, nu pe o rețea de socializare, nu pe un site. Offline, în viața reală! Ne arată acest lucru chiar acum Amazon.com, care a decis să cumpere un retailer offline, pentru mai mult de 13 miliarde USD. Ne arată Tesla, care a creat showroom-uri auto până și în mall-uri. Ne Mai mult ››
          Mitiska REIM strengthens footprint in Romania with acquisition of Alpha Property Development portfolio   

The acquisition of the Alpha Property Development portfolio consisting of 11 income producing retail parks and 3 development opportunities was made on behalf of Mitiska REIM’s institutional fund, First Retail International 2 (FRI 2). The existing properties are all multi-tenanted and anchored by either Lidl and/or Kaufland. The portfolio comprises a total of 55,000m² GLA and is fully leased to strong local and international brands such as Deichmann, Takko, and Pepco.

This acquisition follows the successful acquisition in January 2017 of the remaining 50% shares in the Intercora retail park portfolio in Romania. This brings Mitiska REIM’s total portfolio in Romania to 19 retail parks, with a total GLA of +/-85,000m², in addition to 4 development projects.

David Tejml, CEE Investment Director at Mitiska REIM, comments: “The success of this transaction is due to the strong relationship we were able to develop with the seller and the quality of our investor base, enabling us to move quickly to secure this off-market transaction. In line with our partnership driven investment model, we are very pleased that the former CEO of Alpha Property Development, Clemens Petschnikar, will remain both as a co-investment partner with 5% of shares as well as lead the property services management for our entire Romanian portfolio.”

source: http://europe-re.com


          Canada's Gabriel Resources sues Romania for a record C$5.7bn   
Canadian project developer Gabriel Resources is suing Romania for a record C$5.7-billion before the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the TSX-listed company revealed on Thursday. The company hopes to tie up a drawn out dispute with the country’s fluid government, based on what it argues boils down to the effective expropriation, without compensation, of its flagship Roşia Montană gold/silver project – the largest undeveloped gold deposit in Europe and among the top 20 undeveloped gold projects globally.
          Romania, in carica il nuovo governo guidato da Mihai Tudose   
Il Capo di Stato Iohannis chiede garanzie per sullo stato di diritto nel Paese: “Dimostrate ai partner Nato e Ue che siamo gente seria e rispettiamo i nostri impegni”. Tusk: “Stato di diritto e lotta contro la corruzione sono punti cruciali”
          For sale - Vintage 1970s wrestling singlet Red M Logo olympic... - Auction   

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          Namirial Starts Electronic Identity Services to Support Companies' Digital Strategy   

http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/470292/Namirial_Group_Logo.jpg?p=captionSENIGALLIA, Italy, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Namirial, head-quartered in Senigallia and with sales and Operations in Italy, Austria, Romania, USA and Brazil, has been accredited as an Identity Provider according to Italian e-ID scheme called SPID.      (Logo: http://m...



          A început “Recensământul becurilor arse” din România   

Asociaţia Recolamp, organizaţia non-profit fondată de General Electric, Osram România şi Philips România, porneşte azi Recensământul becurilor arse din România, într-un proiect în parteneriat cu BlogalInitiative.ro. “Blogal Initiative este, simplu spus, iniţiativa 2.0 care vrea să pună umărul la dezvoltarea blogosferei locale. Scopul nostru este de a strânge în jurul acestei iniţiative bloggeri care vor […]

Citeste continuarea aici: A început “Recensământul becurilor arse” din România | Citeste mai multe stiri din politica locala: Politica Locala


          Facebook va avea o prezenta puternica la RoNewMedia: doua prezentari si doua workshopuri, in prima zi a conferintei   

Doi reprezentanti ai Facebook precum si alti specialisti straini in social media marketing vor fi la Bucuresti, la cel mai mare eveniment international dedicat Internetului care a avut loc, pana acum, in Romania. Bruce Bale, Head of Sales CEEMEA si Alessandro Petrilli, Client Partner, vor sustine la RoNewMedia prezentari in prima zi a conferintei, pe […]

Citeste continuarea aici: Facebook va avea o prezenta puternica la RoNewMedia: doua prezentari si doua workshopuri, in prima zi a conferintei | Citeste mai multe stiri din politica locala: Politica Locala


          Annecy 2017: Award Winners from the 41st Festival   

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The Jury on the beach!

17 Awards for an Eclectic Selection    

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

       

HONORARY CRISTAL

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

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

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

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

 

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OFFICIAL PRIZES

TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS

> Commissioned Films

Jury Award

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

Steve Cutts

STEVE CUTTS

USA, UNITED KINGDOM

Cristal for a Commissioned Film

Material World

Anna Ginsburg

STRANGE BEAST

United Kingdom

> TV Series and Specials

Special Distinction for a TV Series

BoJack Horseman "Fish Out Of Water"

Mike Hollingsworth

TORNANTE PRODUCTIONS, LLC

USA

Jury Award for a TV Series

The Man-Woman Case "Wanted"

Anaïs Caura

MY FANTASY / 2 P2L, FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS NOUVELLES ÉCRITURES

France

Cristal for a TV Production

Revolting Rhymes Part One

Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To

MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES

United Kingdom

GRADUATION FILMS

Jury Distinction

Pas à pas

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

ESMA (ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES MÉTIERS ARTISTIQUES)

France

Jury Award

Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight

Sawako Kabuki

TAMA ART UNIVERSITY

Japan

Cristal for a Graduation Film

Sog

Jonatan Schwenk

HFG – HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG OFFENBACH AM MAIN

Germany

OFF-LIMITS SHORT FILMS

"Off-Limits" Award

Dix puissance moins quarante-trois seconde

FRANCIS

MIYU PRODUCTIONS

France

FEATURE FILMS

Audience Award

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

TRADEMARK FILMS, BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS

Poland, United Kingdom

Jury Award

In This Corner of the World

Sunao Katabuchi

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

Japan

Cristal for a Feature Film

Lu Over the Wall

Masaaki Yuasa

SCIENCE SARU INC

Japan

SHORT FILMS

Audience Award

Grandpa Walrus

Lucrèce Andreae

CAÏMANS PRODUCTIONS

France

Jury Distinction

The Ogre

Laurène Braibant

PAPY3D PRODUCTIONS

France

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

The Blissful Accidental Death

Sergiu Negulici

ABIS STUDIO

Romania

Jury Award

Kötü Kiz > Wicked Girl

Ayce Kartal

LES VALSEURS

France, Turkey

Cristal for a Short Film

Min Börda > The Burden

Niki Lindroth Von Bahr

MALADE AB

Sweden

   

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

   

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

 

 

 


          Perfumed panthers and golden teeth : the backstage of a scoop…   
by Dan Alexe  Romanian version here : Dinți de aur și pantere parfumate: în spatele unui scoop… https://cabalinkabul.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/dinti-de-aur-si-pantere-parfumate-in-spatele-unui-scoop-scurta-versiune-romana/ ——————– The Caucasian winter of 1991-1992 was a strange one. Limp snow kept falling for months, and there was a shortage of alcohol, unfortunate circumstances that made the locals jittery and forcibly pious. Chechnya declared itself independent from […]
          Europe forecast: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, Jun 30 - 05:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          Amazon To Premiere Comrade Detective In August!   
Comrade Detective is a new half-hour Amazon series that follows two Romanian detectives as they attempt to solve the murder of one of their own, Nikita Ionesco. Set in 1985, the series, shot in Romanian and overdubbed in English, is rife with Communist propaganda as Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic Jr.) and Iosef Baciu (Corneliu Ulici) – voiced by … Continue reading Amazon To Premiere Comrade Detective In August!
          Graphic: Emerging markets enjoy vintage start to year   

By Marc Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging markets have had one of their best first halves to a year on record, with stocks up 17.5 percent and a 15 percent surge by Mexico's peso underscoring how worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's policies have been forgotten for now.

As this graphic - http://tmsnrt.rs/2hn5N02 - shows, Poland has been the star performer for stocks trackers, with a 34 percent rise in dollar terms thanks to strong growth numbers and a more than 12 percent rise in the zloty.

Central and eastern Europe has been a hotspot all round.

The Czech crown is up over 11 percent versus the dollar, Hungary's forint is up 8 percent despite an uber-dovish central bank and Romania's leu, in a country which has just had a political crisis, is up 7.7 percent. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2hniYya)

Mexican, Indian, Chinese, and Turkish stocks have taken off, climbing somewhere between 20 and 30 percent.

The boom has come as investors have shrugged off the U.S. rate rises, oil and tech tumbles and looked to the positives.

The dollar has just had its worst quarter in almost seven years which means EM currencies are up. Global growth is gaining traction and borrowing costs via bond yields had been steadily sliding again until this week.

As well as flying equities, bonds in local emerging market currencies have returned almost 11 percent in dollar terms, while hard currency sovereign debt is up over 6 percent. (For the breakdown click here http://tmsnrt.rs/2ih2QQ9)

There are always laggards though.

Russian equities, heavily oil-reliant and a star of late 2016, have lost 15 percent and the rift between Qatar and its Middle East neighbours has seen its stocks clobbered 12 percent in a matter of weeks.

Though there has been a rebound this week, Brazil's real has been a poor performer. It is down over 1 percent due to fresh corruption scandals that have hit the country.

Another one to avoid has been the Philippine peso which is down 1.7 percent on fears that Islamic State, on the backfoot in Iraq and Syria, is trying to set up a stronghold in the Muslim south of the country.

Emerging markets in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2ihRugV

EM stocks in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2hn5N02

EM currencies in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2hniYya

EM bonds in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2ih2QQ9

(Reporting by Marc Jones)


          Toader, avizat din nou minsitru al Justitiei: "Justitia din Romania ... - HotNews   

Toader, avizat din nou minsitru al Justitiei: “Justitia din Romania … HotNews Ministrul Justitiei Tudorel Toader a afirmat joi, in cadrul audierile din comisiile parlamentare pentru obtinerea avizului necesar unui nou mandat, ca justitia din Romania "scartaie” si nu functioneaza corect, fiind necesar sa fie resetata. Intrebat …

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          Видео | Запись стрима Get Even. Отряд паникёров   
Запись стрима Get Even. Отряд паникёров
Запись стрима Get Even. Отряд паникёров.

          Видео | Запись стрима Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor с Марией agr0n0m   
Запись стрима Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor с Марией agr0n0m
Запись стрима Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor с Марией agr0n0m.

          Видео | Обзор ThunderX3 TK40. Клавиатура vs. ведро воды   
Обзор ThunderX3 TK40. Клавиатура vs. ведро воды
Тестируем полумеханическую клавиатуру ThunderX3 TK40.

          Видео | Новости кино. 28 июня («Хан Соло», «Аватар», «Бегущий по лезвию», «Мстители 3»)   
Новости кино. 28 июня («Хан Соло», «Аватар», «Бегущий по лезвию», «Мстители 3»)
С вами новый выпуск наших киноновостей! Сегодня мы расскажем вам о главных событиях из мира кино и сериалов, а также посоветуем, что посмотреть на этой неделе, и посчитаем, какие фильмы собрали в прокате самую большую кассу.

          Видео | Запись стрима Overwatch. I need healing!   
Запись стрима Overwatch. I need healing!
Запись стрима Overwatch. I need healing!

          Видео | Запись стрима Conarium. Трагический финал с Леи   
Запись стрима Conarium. Трагический финал с Леи
Запись стрима Conarium. Трагический финал с Леи.

          Видео | Железный цех ONLINE, выпуск №29   
Железный цех ONLINE, выпуск №29
Запись нашей передачи «Железный цех ONLINE», выпуск №29.

          Wild ducks in Romania are caught eating small birds for the first time   
They're usually thought of as placid creatures, happy to accept pieces of bread thrown into rivers by willing passers-by. But a shocking new study paints ducks in a very different light. Researchers have captured images of mallard ducks attacking and eating small birds - a behaviour that has never been seen before. Researchers from the University of Cambridge caught the bizarre behaviour on camera, while filming mallard ducks on a reservoir in Romania. Mallards normally eat seeds, acorns, berries, plants and insects, and occasionally eat small fish. But this is the first time they have ever been seen eating other birds.
          Daily 3-Bet: Mohsin Triple, Staples in Limbo, Secret WeedSOP   

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a fresh map, a 30-day bus pass and no idea where our next afternoon poker news journey might land us.

Got a hot tip for a future 3-Bet? Tweet us @PokerListings or drop a note in the comments.

Today in the 3-Bet we find Mohsin Charania locking up a poker Triple Crown, Jamie Staples sidetracked in Romania and the 'secret' history of weed at the WSOP.

1) Charania Seals Triple Crown

For most of the past decade or so there have been three major tours that laid claim to the most prestigious tournament titles in poker:

Mohsin Charania
Elite company for Charania.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) the European Poker Tour (EPT) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

The EPT is now a thing of the past and with events like the Super High Roller Bowl and the burgeoning partypoker Live tour, winning a "Triple Crown" in poker might not stay linked to those 3 acronyms forever.

Still, it's a pretty dazzling accomplishment to lay claim to a title from all 3 of those poker behemoths and, up until yesterday, just 5 players had done it:

Gavin Griffin Roland de Wolfe Jake Cody Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier Davidi Kitai

Add one more name to that list today: Mohsin Charania.

The former EPT Grand Final winner and 2-time WPT champ put a WSOP gold bracelet on his resume yesterday in Event #52, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, to complete the trilogy.

The $364,438 he added to his almost $6m career earnings is far from his largest score but, as he told poker media after his win yesterday, locking up a Triple Crown still feels "pretty damn awesome."

We can imagine. Check the full write-up of his win at WSOP.com

2) Staples in Limbo in Romania

The life of a travelling poker pro/streamer like Team PokerStars Online's Jamie Staples can be pretty stressful as it is.

Jaime Staples
Stream on hold for now.

There are the ups and downs of poker variance, setting up and moving on from place to place and, of course, just navigating the basics of day-to-day life in countries where you don't speak the language or have the lay of the land.

Sometimes it can be pretty awesome, as it was last week when Staples won 5 online tournaments from Split, Croatia, and prepped for his next 45-day haul in Bucharest, Romania.

Then, unfortunately, things can take a turn pretty quickly. Upon arriving in Bucharest and going through the process of setting up a new home/grind station, getting gym memberships, buying food etc, they hit a hiccup. A major hiccup.

Despite getting the green light from their PokerStars contact prior to moving, as a Canadian Staples can't actually play from Romania. It's a .com/.eu thing.

Whatever the reason, they're out of luck. And now have to move on to get back to streaming for his large fanbase asap. It's a bummer, for sure. But given the confusion from Stars they're going to help get things back on track on their dime.

The big question now: Where should they go? Check the latest from Staples in the video below. Tell them where they should go and play in the comments.

3) The 'Secret' History of Weed at the WSOP

Let's cut to the chase: The fact that poker players, young and old, tend to smoke a lot of pot wherever they are - the World Series of Poker included - isn't exactly a 'secret.' At least to anyone that's been to/played/worked there over the last decade.

Brian Micon
Thriller dance was weed influenced. You don't say ...

That said, it's not as though there's been a lot of stuff written about it, either - or on how it may help/hinder their poker games.

We've done a deep dive on how various drugs affect your poker ability before and now Derrick Oliver Dewan has taken a crack at exposing the weed culture in a new piece for Leafly.com.

With legal recreational marijuana now in play in Nevada the piece, called "The Secret History of Cannabis at the World Series of Poker," explores the pervasiveness, proliferation and risks of weed culture among poker players.

Dutch Boyd, Brian Micon and Allen Kessler are among the pros to give their takes. Check it out at the link above.



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          WECHSLER, HARRY C.   
WECHSLER, Harry C. Age 97, of Weston, MA – chemist, business leader, and philanthropist – died June 29, 2017. Born in Romania and...
           The hungarian minoritys situation in ceausescu romania - Joo,R, Ludanyi,A    
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          про_искусство: Художник Виолета Опре (Violeta Oprea)   

Румынский художник. Violeta Oprea

 

Румынский художник. Violeta Oprea
Виолета Опре (Violeta Oprea) - румынский художник. Родилась и до сих пор живёт и работает в прекрасной стране - Румыния. Пишет, в основном, маслом. По словам Виолеты, она была очарована мастихином ещё в юности и тогда же пообещала себе научиться использовать его в своей работе.

"Я начала рисовать, когда училась в средней школе. В тот же период я закончила частную художественную школу, в которой специализировалась на живописи. Я снова начала рисовать после многолетнего перерыва. Я начала использовать живопись из-за её очевидной функции - как способ записывать свои мысли и идеи, вдохновленные моим окружением и природой.
 
Чем больше я рисую, тем больше символов на моем холсте принимают на себя новые функции, новый язык, новый способ общения. Существует бесконечный источник информации, который может быть создан с помощью ограниченного использования материалов: бумаги и красок. Меня до сих пор интригует процесс поиска этих комбинаций. Основной источник вдохновения для меня - это работы Винсента Ван Гога и Клода Моне, а ещё мне нравится экспериментировать, соединяя мой стиль с новыми техниками".

Румынский художник. Violeta Oprea - www.facebook.com/fan.vangogh

 
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          5-Time Olympian Adrian Crisan Visits LYTTC   
Adrian Crisan is a ten time Romanian National Champion and won many World Tour and European Championship medals, being ranked as high as 10th in the World in January of 2006.
          Romania se confrunta cu o slaba pregatire a managerilor din sistemul de stat   
Romania se confrunta cu o slaba pregatire a managerilor din sistemul de stat - sustine presedintele de onoare al Consiliului IMM-urilor, Ovidiu Nicolescu: "E foarte important cei care conduc sa aiba pregatire si, pe masura ce inaintezi in ierarhia manageriala, sa aiba si experienta manageriala. Nu putem lasa sa invete oamenii management pe spinarea acestei tari, e foarte important. Iar faptul ca in Romania nivelul guvernantei este pe ultimul loc in Europa, de vreo sase ori mai mic decat media...
          Top 5 noutati fiscale din ultima perioada: impozit pe cifra de afaceri, noul plafon de TVA, obligatii PFA   
Revenim, prin cele ce urmeaza, cu o sinteza a celor mai importante noutati fiscale din ultima perioada, de la noul sistem de impozitare pe cifra de afaceri, propus de parlamentari, pana la majorarea plafonului de scutire TVA pana la 300.000 lei. Toate firmele din Romania vor plati impozit pe cifra de afaceri. Proprietarii firmelor in insolventa, fara drept de a initia alte afaceri Conform noului program de guvernare anuntat recent de guvernul Mihai Tudose pare sa puna capac oricaror sanse de...
          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Firmele din Romania vor plati CAS si CASS la nivelul salariului minim, indiferent de regimul partial sau total de munca   
O propunere din partea noului program de guvernare, prezentat recent de guvernul Mihai Tudose aduce noi impozite si taxe (taxa de solidaritate, taxa pe produsele care aduc daune sanatatii, majorarea cu 20% a impozitului pe resurse naturale). Potrivit aceluiasi program propus, firmele vor fi obligate sa plateasca contributia pentru pensii si sanatate la nivelul salariului minim pentru toti salariatii. Despre toate masurile din noul program de guvernare puteti citi aici. Astfel, in ce priveste...
          CNIPMMR: Noul program de guvernare pune o mare presiune asupra mediului de afaceri   
Consiliul National al Intreprinderilor Private Mici si Mijlocii din Romania a atras atentia asupra faptului ca noul Program de Guvernare modifica semnificativ politicile fiscale, completeaza/modifica/proroga aplicarea multor masuri anterioare, cuprinde masuri pentru IMM, dar si creste presiunea asupra mediului de afaceri. Astfel, referitor la schimbarea, de la 1 ianuarie 2018, a impozitului pe profit cu impozitul pe cifra de afaceri, care va avea 2 sau 3 trepte de impozitare, la 1 ianuarie 2018,...
          Toate firmele din Romania vor plati impozit pe cifra de afaceri. Proprietarii firmelor in insolventa, fara drept de a initia alte afaceri   
Conform noului program de guvernare anuntat recent de guvernul Mihai Tudose pare sa puna capac oricaror sanse de dezvoltare a unei afaceri in Romania. Astfel, una dintre masuri vizeaza trecerea la impozitul pe cifra de afaceri in loc de impozitul pe profit de anul viitor. Mai mult, antreprenorii care au cel putin doua afaceri in insolventa in palmares nu vor mai putea incepe o noua afacere pentru o anumita perioada de timp, stabilita de noul guvern. Drumul catre succesul in business e presarat...
          Nature inspired micro fluidic manipulation system   
Summary: A Technical University from Romania is looking for research partners in the field of Nano and Microtechnologies. The current project deals with a completely novel method of fluid manipulation technology in micro fluidic systems, inspired by nature. The partners sought are innovative SMEs...
          Tragedia de la turnul Grenfell: ​Municipalitatea a vrut sa economiseasca bani la renovare - HotNews   

Romania Libera Tragedia de la turnul Grenfell: ​Municipalitatea a vrut sa economiseasca bani la renovare HotNews Municipalitatea celui mai mare cartier din Londra a fost tinta criticilor, vineri, pentru ca a cerut, in 2014, reducerea costurilor lucrarilor de renovare a turnului Grenfell, care ars pe 14 iunie, incendiul omorand 80 de persoane, relateaza AFP … Incendiul de la Londra. Municipalitatea a vrut să facă economii, scrie presa…

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          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Radar canggih tentera tak hilang pulak?   

Kastam: Radar canggih tentera tak hilang, sudah sampai Belanda

  | June 29, 2017
Subromaniam Tholasy berkata, siasatan pihaknya menumpukan pematuhan SOP dalaman ketika pelepasan kontena yang memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
PETALING JAYA: Jabatan Kastam menjelaskan kontena mengandungi peralatan radar tentera berteknologi tinggi yang didakwa hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas di Johor, sebenarnya sudah sampai ke destinasinya di Pelabuhan Rotterdam, Belanda.
Ketua pengarahnya, Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy dalam satu kenyataan hari ini berkata, siasatan pihaknya menumpukan pematuhan prosedur operasi standard (SOP) dalaman ketika pelepasan kontena yang memerlukan permit di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
Beliau mengulas pengesahan Ketua Polis Daerah Nusajaya, Nor Hashim Mohamad berhubung laporan yang diterima pihaknya mengenai peralatan radar tentera berteknologi tinggi bernilai jutaan ringgit yang memerlukan kelulusan khas daripada Putrajaya hilang dari Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas.
The Star memetik Penolong Pengarah Kastam (Penguatkuasaan), Datuk Paddy Abd Halim sebagai berkata, sebuah jawatankuasa khas ditubuhkan bagi menyiasat kes tersebut.
Peralatan itu yang tiba dalam sebuah kontena dari Australia bulan lalu, sepatutnya dihantar ke Belanda melalui Johor.
Bagaimanapun, ia ditahan Jabatan Kastam kerana tiada permit khas dikeluarkan Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri di bawah Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010.
Ia kemudiannya dikesan hilang dalam pemeriksaan audit baru-baru ini.
Ia tiba dalam sebuah kontena dari Australia tetapi menunggu permit khas.

          It must have been love, but is it over now??   
When I read SwB's post about sports, my mind raced back to when I was young. Maybe like 7 or 8 years. When sports was nothing but pure passion.

When the walls had posters (courtesy Sportstar) of Roberto Baggio, Valderrama, Careca, Canniggia and Enzo Scifo! When I did not talk to mom and skipped breakfast after she did not wake me up to watch Argentina play Romania in the 1990 World Cup! When Argentina's losing to Germany in the 1990 WC Finals and seeing Maradona's tears made me want to thrash Mathhaeus and Voeller.

There was a time when waking up at 4 am to watch Srikkanth and Shastri take on McDermott and Reid and Marshall and Patterson in Australia was routine. When the only one who used to watch cricket in my 3rd standard class was a guy called Chetan.

There was a time when each time Sabatini lost to Graf, the hurt was so much that tears would fill up and flow much to my embarassment! When watching the semis and finals of the French Open and Wimbledon was always accompanied by the sound of pouring rain and when any sport that was shown live on Doordarshan was devoured compulsorily.

When the highlight of Saturday was World of Sports at 3.30 in the afternoon and when sports like billiards and golf and equestrian were watched with zeal just because they were sports and were on TV. And when watching the Rovers Cup finals live on Doordarshan meant less marks in the midterm Dictation exam the next day. There was a time when the sole ambition in life was to play doubles with Leander Paes in the Davis Cup.

That same magic is not there anymore. Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo can never be Diego Maradona. And the joy of watching Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabakhar bowl to Kepler Wessels and Andrew Hudson is not the same as watching Manish Pandey's heroics in the IPL. But maybe its gone. That love for the game that came above everything else. Maybe I am a spoiled fan now. Because now, at the click of a button, I can check the cricket scores and the football scores and the tennis scores in less than a minute. Keeping track of sports across channels robs the charm and the thrill of watching a sport as though your future depended on the result. Watching sports on DD meant undivided attention. Nothing else came in the way, No meal times or phone calls or fights for the remote or the guilty feeling of not having prepared for the exams. It was a simple uncomplicated world where nothing else came before sports on TV.

Times have changed. Now I see kids in Man U jerseys rattle off the names in the EPL at the drop of a hat. They know who Paul Conchesky is and which club he is playing for and what position. And I make a mental note of googling Paul Conchesky because I am too embarassed to say I have no idea who the guy is. When I was their age, no one in my class was as crazy as I was. No one cared about Maradona and no one knew who Sabatini was. In the 6th standard, I was asked to frame a set of questions for the class on sports. It was raining, so PE class meant doing something indoors like a sports quiz where all the 5 rows were seperate teams was and I asked what I thought would be easy questions. Much to my amazement, not many knew what was going on. The tables have turned now. When friends discuss sports, I am forced to pretend that I know who the men's singles number 1 is, which team Ryan Harris plays for, and who is the captain of the men's hockey team. When everyone discusses Formula One, I have to keep quiet because I dont know the F of Formula One.

The lesson is, I guess, this - When you love something with all you have, never lose touch with it. Else, its a hard long road to get back to where you once were. The same passion, the same magic and the same nothing else matters attitude. Its gone and I dont know whether I will get it back.

P. S. -> I miss blogging. I miss the world of the blogs. I have missed out on all the blogs I once used to religiously read everyday. I am getting a hang of what all I have missed out as I read the posts on Swb's blog. Its a lesson for me to never lose track of the blog world. Because sometimes when you can relate and identify with bloggers and have no contact with them except through their blogs, its a pain once you stop checking your Google Reader feeds and you realise you have lost touch with those people. So now on, no more ignoring Google Reader. My favourite blogs which I have missed the most - Swb, Mizohican, Katchucrap, India Uncut and many many more. I have missed you. Also, I will post here more often. With all my willpower and might. I will try to.
          Loose Feathers #602   
Northern Harrier chicks / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
Birds and birding news
Science and nature blogging
Environment and biodiversity
  • An Iranian city may have tied the record for the world's hottest recorded temperature as the Persian Gulf region remains stuck in an intense heat wave.
  • Meanwhile the climate action plan for the G20 summit has been weakened to mollify Donald Trump, though the Trump administration seems likely to reject or ignore the agreement anyway.
  • In the U.S., the economic effects of climate change are likely to be worse in the southeast than elsewhere in the country.
  • Even though greenhouse gas emissions have stabilized, carbon in the atmosphere is still rising, which raises the question of whether natural carbon sinks will continue to respond as we expect.
  • Budget cuts threaten progress in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. 
  • The public can now comment on the review of national marine monuments and sanctuaries. Leave comments here.
  • While marginal agricultural land offers the best opportunity for restoring butterfly populations (especially the Monarch), planting native plants is necessary in all landscape types, including suburban and urban ones.
  • After part of a coastal cliff collapsed in southwestern England in the 19th century, a remaining piece became an isolated haven for rare plants.
  • An intensive logging campaign is destroying the Białowieża forest in Poland, which has long been recognized as a key biodiversity hotspot.
  • The PennEast pipeline project, which would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania through western New Jersey, is stalled after its parent company did not submit required information for its application.
  • More Humpback Whales will be in New Jersey and New York waters this summer because of the rise in Atlantic Menhaden close to shore.

          Tre rumenske soldater døde i ulykke   
Tre soldater døde og ni er skadet etter at en lastebil kjørte av veien og ned i en kløft i Romania. Ulykken skjedde 190 nordvest for hovedstaden Bucuresti.
          Surpriza traita de o eleva din Romania dupa ce a primit nota 3.65 la Evaluare Nationala, la matematica si a facut contestatie   
  Tanara a trait cel mai probabil un adevarat test al nervilor dupa ce a vazut ca a primit nota

          Harta tăierilor de pădure din Hunedoara   
Zilnic, şoselele Hunedoarei sunt tranzitate de sute de camioane încărcate cu lemne, iar multe dintre ele pornesc din exploatările forestiere din judeţ. Dovezile sunt oferite de rapoartele publicate pe Inspectorulpadurii.ro, o măsură a Ministerului Mediului Apelor şi Pădurilor de transparentizare a activităţii de exploatare de masă lemnoasă din Romania. La finalul fiecărei zile, harta judeţului […]
          Amazon’s Fake ’80s Cop Show ‘Comrade Detective’ Will Be Dubbed By Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and More   

Amazon and A24 may have just genetically engineered a television show that perfectly aligns with my sensibilities. Comrade Detective, which debuts later this summer, is being made to look like a Romanian cop show from the 1980s, with Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici playing the lead roles. But here’s the part that will make people raise their eyebrows: Channing Tatum […]

The post Amazon’s Fake ’80s Cop Show ‘Comrade Detective’ Will Be Dubbed By Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and More appeared first on /Film.


          Comentariu la VALCEA, cel mai frumos judet din Romania… pacat ca e locuit! de către eu   
Din pacate multe adevaruri in acest articol .......... pacat ........ mare pacat .
          AMBASSADOR OF THE INNER EARTH KINGDOM OF AGARTHA TO SPEAK PUBLICLY IN NEW YORK   

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TAMARINDA MAASSEN - Ambassador of Agartha
 

-FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE –

AMBASSADOR OF THE INNER EARTH KINGDOM OF AGARTHA TO SPEAK PUBLICLY IN NEW YORK , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in 2017.

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK – U.S.A. (02/11/2017) – Official Ambassador of Agartha, TAMARINDA MAASSEN to speak publicly at the "AGARTHA TO HUMANITY WORLD SYMPOSIUM“- Where the Worlds Will Meet - in Garden City, New York


United States of America | August 25th, 26th, 27th 2017

Please visit: www.AgarthaWorldSymposium.com for more information

This will be the first step in a public disclosure initiative from those from the Inner Earth – the Kingdom of Agartha, to the people of Earth. We invite all of Humanity to attend this public Symposium - and learn more about this ancient civilization, and their timely message to Humanity.

“To the people of Earth we have watched your development for eons, and now is the time to reconnect with our extended family around the World. We invite you to come and learn about your true ancient history that has been purposefully hidden from you by a great and powerful cabal. Over the years we have communicated with your population to provide guidance to your leaders, in addition we have sent messages to you through our emissaries. Who by our direction, have published our communications through news articles, and selected media outlets.



We have decided at this point in time in humanities history to engage in a mutual diplomatic dialog with the human population - directly - about our culture, technology, and spiritual insights to assist you for the coming changes you will soon experience. In addition to our presentations at Symposium there will be a questions and answer sessions with the public. All questions will be answered. Now is the time to awaken, we will assist those who are ready to shift from this matrix of illusion, to a reality of truth and ascendance.

We the Agarthans - send you our greetings and personal invitation to meet us where the worlds unite, on the earthly plain of New York, New York in the country of the United States of America. We await our reunion”.


Tamarinda Maassen

Ambassador of Agartha (Master Teacher - The Ancient School of Wisdom - Salomonari)
RAMA-NIA VALAHIA (Romania) - Kingdom of Agartha - Inner Earth Entrance

For additional information, venue location, tickets, international press requests, you may send an official email of inquiry to:

Mrs. Sandra D. Sabatini, Organizer / Liaison
OfficialAgarthaUSASymposium@gmail.com
U.S.A. Phone: (502) 509-5592


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          Romanian sex workers to be deported following immigration offences   
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          قیمت و نحوه و شرایط دریافت ویزای کشور رومانی   

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          6/30/2017: Freeview Primetime Planner: Straight to the POINT   
÷ IF ROMANIAN cells are too small, according to the European Court of Human Rights, for us to extradite two fugitives, what right has Romania to be in the EU? Maybe the UK should give the country foreign development aid to build prisons with larger...
          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
           Wild ducks in Romania are seen snacking on small birds    
Researchers from the University of Cambridge caught the bizarre behaviour on camera, while filming mallard ducks on a reservoir in Romania.
          Gwent soldiers on exercise in Romania build doghouse for homeless pooches   
Cwmbran Army reservist took on a four-legged challenge when he was on exercise in Romania.
          How Outernational Festival Fights Prejudice With Marginalized Music   

The creator of a Romanian underground music festival explains his vision: a post-colonial music event.

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          Impact Soundworks Ventus Ethnic Winds Pan Flutes (KONTAKT)   
Impact Soundworks has launched the fourth title in its Ventus Ethnic Winds series for Native Instruments Kontakt. Pan Flutes is performed by Josh Plotner and features the evocative, breathy sounds of the Romanian Nai pan flute and haunting tones of the Andean Toyo bass pan flute. The instrument includes over 15 playing techniques per instrument and more than… Read More »
          ABB: General Accounting Consolidation and Reporting Expert   
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          ABB: Finance Specialist for Accounts Receivable with Bulgarian and Romanian   
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          ABB: Finance Senior Specialist for Accounts Receivable with Bulgarian and Romanian   
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          Estas son las fotos ganadoras de los iPhone Photography Awards 2017   

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Un año más, los organizadores del certamen que premia a las mejores fotografías realizadas con un iPhone nos presentan los ganadores de su concurso para demostrarnos que no hace falta una gran cámara para hacer buenas fotos y que lo más importante es la creatividad del fotógrafo. Os mostramos las fotos ganadoras de los iPhone Photography Awards 2017.

Y aunque estemos de acuerdo en que sí, que efectivamente la mejor cámara es la que uno tiene, lo cierto es que tampoco es que el conocido terminal de Apple nos parezca el mejor dispositivo para hacer fotos. A pesar de lo cual, está claro que, al margen de con qué estén hechas, las imágenes del concurso son en términos generales de una gran belleza.

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Por cierto que el concurso celebrababa este año su décima edición en la que participaron, según la organización, cientos de fotógrafos de 140 países de todo el mundo. Entre los ganadores destacan chinos y norteamericanos, pero también hay algunos españoles (dos concretamente), que lograron estar entre los elegidos. Se trata de Samuel Nácar (Albacete), ganador en la categoría Actualidad con su foto “Los nómadas de Europa” o Javier Wandosell (Madrid), segundo puesto en la categoría Series con su colección “Hidden Parts”.

Y ya sin más os dejamos ya con todos los ganadores de las 19 categorías a concurso, empezando por la categoría principal, la de Fotógrafo del Año, cuyo ganador absoluto (se lleva un iPad Pro) fue el neoyorkino Sebastian Tomada, con una foto de unos niños recorriendo las calles de Qayyarah (Irak) cerca del fuego y el humo que sale de los pozos de petróleo que han sido incendiados por los soldados del ISIS.

Categoría Fotógrafo del Año

El ganador absoluto en la categoría fue Sebastiano Tomada (EEUU) con la foto “Children of Qayyarah”:

 0grand Prize Poty Sebastiano Tomada Sebastiano Tomada.Brooklyn, New York. Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year

El primer clasificado en esta categoría fue Brendan O Se (Irlanda) con la foto “Dock Worker”:

 1stplace Poty Brendan O Se Brendan O Se (Cork, Ireland) 1st Place, Photographer of the Year

El segundo clasificado en esta categoría fue Yeow-Kwang Yeo (Singapur) con la foto “The Performer”:

 2ndplace Poty Yeow Kwang Yeo Yeow-Kwang Yeo (Singapore) 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year

El tercer clasificado en esta categoría fue Kuanglong Zhang (China) con la foto “The City Palace”.

 3rdplace Poty Kuanglong Zhang Kuanglong Zhang (Shenzhen, China) 3rd Place, Photographer of the Year

Categoría especial 'The America I Know'

ippa Juan Carlos Castañeda (Astoria NY, United States) 1st Place – The America I Know
ippa Davis Bell (Los Angeles CA, United States) 2nd Place – The America I Know
ippa Maria K. Pianu (Pordenone, Italy) 3rd Place – The America I Know

Categoría Abstracta

ippa Christopher Armstrong (Sydney, Australia) 1st Place – Abstract
ippa David Redhill (Sydney, Australia) 2nd Place – Abstract
ippa Lee Jones (Shanghai, China) 3rd Place – Abstract

Categoría Animales

ippa Francesca Tonegutti (Milan, Italy) 1st Place – Animals
ippa Dongrui Yu (Yunnan, China) 2nd Place – Animals
ippa Shuo Li (Beijing, China) 3rd Place – Animals

Categoría Arquitectura

ippa Paddy Chao (Taipei, Taiwan) 1st Place – Architecture
ippa Naian Feng (Shanghai, China) 2nd Place – Architecture

Categoría Infancia

ippa Szymon Felkel (Poznan, Poland) 1st Place – Children
ippa Varvara Vislenko (St. Petersburg, Russia) 2nd Place – Children
ippa Barry Mayes (Herts, United Kingdom) 3rd Place – Children

Categoría Flores

ippa Sidney Po (Cebu, Philippines) 1st Place – Floral
ippa Smetanina Julia (Moscow, Russia) 2nd Place – Floral
ippa Laura Warren (Putney, VT, United States) 3rd Place – Floral

Categoría Paisajes

ippa Christian Horgan (Fremantle, Australia) 1st Place – Landscape
ippa Sergey Pesterev (Mendeleevo, Russia) 2nd Place – Landscape
ippa Alexandra Maldonado (Quito, Ecuador) 3rd Place – Landscape

Categoría Estilo de Vida

ippa Nick Trombola (Pittsburgh, PA USA) 1st Place – Lifestyle
ippa YuMing Guan (Guangdong, China) 2nd Place – Lifestyle
ippa Chung Hung (Taipei, Taiwan) 3rd Place – Lifestyle

Categoría Naturaleza

ippa Aaron Sandberg (Chicago IL, United States) 1st Place – Nature
ippa Dongrui Yu (Yunnan, China) 2nd Place – Nature
ippa Joseph-Cyr (Tucson AZ, United States) 3rd Place – Nature

Categoría Actualidad

ippa Samuel Nacar (Albacete, Spain) 1st Place – News/Events
ippa Thea Mihu (Sibiu, Romania) 2nd Place – News/Events
ippa Xirui Huang (Hunan, China) 3rd Place – News/Events

Categoría Otras

ippa Darren Boyd (London, United Kingdom) 1st Place – Other
ippa Zarni Myo Win (Yangon, Myanmar) 2nd Place – Other
ippa Glenn Homann (Ipswich Queensland, Australia) 3rd Place – Other

Categoría Panorámicas

ippa Nick Trombola (Pittsburg PA, United States) 1st Place – Panorama
ippa Andrew McCausland (Abbotsford BC, Canada) 2nd Place – Panorama
ippa Brian Marchuck (Lancaster PA, United States) 3rd Place – Panorama

Categoría Gente

ippa Dina Alfasi (Israel) 1st Place – People
ippa Jiabing He (Zhejiang, China) 2nd Place – People
ippa Marina Spironetti (Milano, Italy) 3rd Place – People

Categoría Retrato

ippa Gabriel Ribeiro (Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil) 1st Place – Portrait
ippa Dan Liu (Sichuan, China) 2nd Place – Portrait
ippa Vlad Vasylkevych (Kiev, Ukraine) 3rd Place – Portrait

Categoría Bodegón

ippa David Hayes (Milford OH, United States) 1st Place – Still Life
ippa Deena Berton (Weston MA, United States) 2nd Place – Still Life
ippa Waldemar Nowak (Gdańsk, Poland) 3rd Place – Still Life

Categoría Puestas de Sol

ippa Kuanglong Zhang (Guangdong, China) 1st Place – Sunset
ippa Xiaoying Tang (Shenzhen, China) 2nd Place – Sunset
ippa Joseph Cyr (Tucson AZ, United States) 3rd Place – Sunset

Categoría Viajes

ippa Jen Pollack Bianco (Seattle WA, United States) 1st Place – Travel
ippa Joshua Sarinana (Cambridge MA, United States) 2nd Place – Travel
ippa Li Jinquan (Beijing, China) 3rd Place – Travel

Categoría Árboles

ippa Magali Chesnel (Ferney-Voltaire, France) 1st Place – Trees
ippa Dyllon Wolf (Huntingtown MD, United States) 2nd Place – Trees
ippa Kaiyuan Teng (Taipei, Taiwan) 3rd Place – Trees

Categoría Series

El primer clasificado en esta categoría fue Joshua Sarinana (EEUU) con la serie “Image of Structure”:

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El segundo clasificado en esta categoría fue Javier Wandosell (España) con la serie “Hidden Parts”: ippa

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El tercer clasificado en esta categoría fue Pierfrancesco Ajroldi (Italia) con la serie “Alzheimer”: ippa

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Más información | iPhone Photography Awards

En Xataka Foto | Estas son las fotos ganadoras del ‘Mobile Photo Awards 2016’, certamen de fotos hechas con móviles

Foto de portada | Sergey Pesterev (Rusia), segundo puesto en la categoría Paisajes


          Путешествие в Румынию на классическом мотоцикле   
Эта история основана на реальных событиях. Из уважения к погибшим калориям и выжившим мотоциклистам всё показано так, как было на самом деле.



Итак, мой терпеливый читатель. Надеюсь, ты позаботился о наличии под рукой чашки ароматного кофе и вкусно пахнущей горки свежего печенья?
Готовься внимать, ибо перед тобой новая история про классический мотоцикл в диких местах и похождения безумной троицы.

Действующие лица:

Рома Андреев на cl400. Помните наше эпичное путешествие в Карпаты, где мы штурмовали перевал по пешеходным тропинкам?

Илья Осипов на xt600e (в прошлом владелец cl400). Единственный среди нас эндуро-человек на правильном мотоцикле с прокачанным навыком бездорожья.

И я. На cb400ss, успешно восстановленной с помощью Ромы после путешествия в Исландию.

Итак, у нас не было четкого плана, кроме заветного слова Трансфагараш, от которого приятно трепыхалось сердце. А еще мы были совсем не против найти жести вне дорог, желательно с видами с высоты пары километров и отсутствием людей.

Поехали!



1 день. Питер — Беларусь ~ 530 км

Рано утром забираем паспорта с финскими визами и мчим в солнечную Беларусь. Полтысячи унылых российских дорог, ремонта и пробок. За границей покупаем местные пятиградусные вкусняшки, а еще обнаружил, что левая сумка расплавилась от моих модных глушителей и обзавелась двумя дырками. Еще запомнились просто дикие комары в лесу, где мы и устроили первый ночлег.

 
2 день. Беларусь — Польша ~ 700 км

Солнечное утро, а как иначе может быть в Беларуси? Заезжаем в Минск за дождевиком Илье, ибо его план с пакетами и рыбацкой накидкой не выдержал маленькой мороси накануне вечером. И далее сотни однообразных километров до польской границы, где и начались наши первые приключения.

Накатав несколько тысяч километров по разным европейским странам, я совсем отвык от налички, как таковой, привыкнув расплачиваться картой в самых неожиданных местах. Поэтому для меня стало удивлением, когда поляки внезапно затребовали от меня показать наличные или распечатку счета. Наличие трех банковских карт не оказало никакого эффекта, и мне воткнули штамп о невъезде с пометкой G — недостаточно средств. Я охренел.

Парней пропустили, ибо у них было достаточно кэша. Ближайший банкомат в Бресте в 30 километрах. Вечерело. Взгрустнулось. Рядом на корточках сидел белорусский гопник с той же проблемой. Мой бомжеватый стиль и мотоцикл, похожий на минск, в глазах поляка выглядели веской причиной запросить кэш на проверку. Кажется, именно в этот момент я задумался о своем внешнем виде в путешествиях.

Через некоторое время начались чудные события. Ко мне подошел второй поляк и отвел в комнату, где я подписал кучу бумаг на польском языке. Это, как объяснил мне поляк, было расследование по моему делу, которое они типа начали. Ладно, поверим на слово. Дальше — интереснее.
— Звони другу, пусть он передаст тебе денег, типа ты снял с банкомата.
(Это тому, которого пропустили). Передал.
Затем я забираю паспорт, возвращаюсь назад до белорусского КПП, разворачиваюсь за мостом и заново подкатываю к полякам. Показываю деньги. Теперь все нормально. До сих мне не понятен смысл всего этого действия, но учтем на будущее.

Затем пришлось отдать им всю тушенку, молоко и сосиски. Сволочи. Осмотрели весь мотоцикл, сумки, светили фонариком в бак. Задали кучу дурацких вопросов. В общем, творился трэш аналогичный прошлогоднему на украинской границе. Хорошо, хоть в жопу не заглянули.

Тем временем стемнело окончательно. Наконец, я на польской территории, парни ждут меня на ближайшей заправке. И мы поехали искать место для стоянки, отмеченное ранее на карте — что-то типа бесплатного кемпинга, на Maps.me обычно обозначается shelter (навес).
Дорога вела через маленькие городки, по обеим сторонам стояли аккуратные домики, от которых эхом отражалось урчание наших моторов. Запомнились кладбища — маленькие и красивые, на которых горели свечи — выглядело сказочно.

И вот мы находим это место. А там шумная компания польской молодежи, которые тут же нас окружили и начали пить с нами пиво и расспрашивать обо всем. В тот вечер я наконец узнал значение слова «курва».

 
3 день. Польша — Словакия — Венгрия ~ 520 км

Солнечное утро располагало к ленивым сборам. Ближе к Словакии начинается потрясающая дорога, а навигатор вел нас разбитыми горными тропками через полузаброшенные деревушки в облаках. Временами видимость не превышала полсотни метров. И ближе к ночи мы свернули с дороги, проехали через поле и остановились на ночлег на берегу какой-то речки. По пути к берегу нам внезапно в свете фар перебежало стадо кабанов! Большие, маленькие, всякие разные. Штук 30-40!

 
4 день. Венгрия — Румыния ~ 350 км

Как только мы собрались, внезапно зарядил ливень, превративший поле в скользкое говно. Глина забивалась во все щели, блокировала колеса, приходилось перебирать ногами на околонулевой скорости, но и это не уберегло от пары падений в грязь. И даже следующие полтора часа в дождь так и не смыли ее с мотоцикла, пришлось вычищать всё руками:



Путь через Венгрию лежал сквозь маленькие деревушки, похожие друг на друга как две капли воды, и обязательно в каждой была церковь.

Но самое интересное началось в самой Румынии. Второстепенная ухабистая дорога петляла среди холмов, а на горизонте начали показываться горы.





Мы решили не забираться далеко в этот день, и нашли местечко на берегу реки, переждав грозу в уютном кафе.

 
5 день. Нелегкий путь наверх ~ 250 км

С этого дня не нужно было никуда спешить, и мы неторопливо катились по отличным и не очень дорогам. В городках на завалинках сидело множество бабушек в платках, вдоль дорог ехали на велосипедах или шли пешком мужички в знаменитых цыганских шляпах. Дети радостно махали нам руками, а сонные и одуревшие от жары собаки бесцельно слонялись по обочинам или лежали в тени раскаленных машин.

Дорога всё шла и шла, а я думал: как же так? а где приключения? так и будем ехать скучно, хоть и красиво по асфальту? И вот мы внезапно сворачиваем на грунтовку, и я предлагаю парням: смотрите, как наверху круто, погнали туда! Приятно путешествовать с такими же отмороженными людьми, как и ты сам. Но кто знал, какие нас ожидали испытания с этого момента…

Первые километров 7 мы взлетели как по асфальту, но потом начался трэш: дорога под крутым уклоном шла наверх, путь был устлан камнями и огромными ветками, а земля мягкая и перерытая лесовозами. Для наших нагруженных мотоциклов и незлой резины это был сложный подъем.



Тем временем стремительно темнело, а мы заблудились среди многочисленных дорог, часть из которых заканчивалась тупиком. Мы исследовали их пешком, чтобы не штурмовать впустую крутые склоны. Небо наливалось красным, а в низинах начинал скапливаться туман. Иногда мы глохли, и тогда приходилось толкать друг друга, чтобы разогнаться на подъеме.





Это был тяжелый, но крутой подъем, закончившийся в полной темноте на высоте 1400 метров недалеко от домика пастуха. Мы ставили палатки, пили вино и смотрели, как костер весело трещит под ночным небом.

6 день, когда мы отдыхали.

Вскочив за полчаса до рассвета, я помчался снимать наливающийся красками рассвет, но не рассчитал путь, и успешно опоздал. К вершине я поднялся, когда вовсю уже светило солнце, но даже при этом мягкий утренний свет красиво очерчивал склоны гор. Сердце бешено стучало в грудную клетку, а глаза разбегались от дикой и почти нетронутой красоты.











А затем прогулялись по сказочному лесу недалеко от нашей стоянки. По дороге встретили ослика пастуха.









Жена пастуха принесла нам огромный кусок вкуснейшей брынзы, на фото, примерно, пятая его часть:



А вот и она сама:





Не зная языка друг друга, мы умудрялись общаться и даже понимать друг друга. Язык жестов и интуиция дали нам понять, что мы можем проехать по хребту и спуститься где-то там, тем более были видны следы от квадроцикла.







Проспав несколько часов и дневной зной, мы решили прогуляться на закат по хребту и заодно оценить дальнейшую возможность проезда.

На вершинах и на северной стороне дул сильный ветер, а с другой царил штиль. Мы шли долгое время по тропинке, разглядывая примятую квадроциклом траву.











Назад возвращались усталые, довольные и в темноте. Пора спать.

 
7 день. 40 километров горных перевалов. Общее расстояние ~ 220 км

Это был самый сложный, опасный и красивый день. Мы не знали, во что ввязываемся, поэтому были бодры, веселы и полны предвкушения чумовых видов и фотографий наших мотоциклов там, куда никто не заезжает.

На этот раз рассвет я снимал совсем недалеко от места, где стояли наши палатки. Но солнце быстро спряталось за низкую облачность и не показывалось оттуда целый час.







Мы подкреплялись горячим супом и набирались сил перед грядущей неизвестностью.



Вылили бензин из канистр в баки. Пора!

Заехав на склон прям по траве под небольшим углом, мы выскочили на тропку и начали подъем. Илья на xt600e:



На тропе временами были опасные и узкие участки. На одном из них я не сумел зацепиться протектором за траву и немного прилег:



Временами приходилось толкать друг друга из-за неправильной резины, которая впустую шлифовала по траве, загоняя обороты в красную зону.

Отдых:



Видите тропинки справа вдалеке? Это наш вчерашний вечерний подъем:





Среди зеленых гор и ветра мы встречали только пастухов и их стада. Наш путь проходил на высоте 1700-2200 метров. Нагруженные мотоциклы плохо тянули — мало воздуха.







Путь становился все сложнее и сложнее, подъемы все круче и круче, а спуски отвеснее. Мне не хватало ходов вилки и стоковых амортизаторов — пробило несчетное количество раз.

Запомнился один из подъемов — длиной более полукилометра под углом более 45 градусов, ведущий на гору высотой 2200 метров! Примерно, метров за сто до макушки мотоцикл начал терять обороты, и он не смог вытянуть меня! Я сделал ошибку и выкрутил до конца газ, сделав слишком богатой смесь. Заглох. Палящее солнце обжигало кожу, я обливался потом, а сердце пыталось выпрыгнуть из груди. Я облокотился на сумки и, перебирая ногами и плавно давая газу, постепенно перемещался наверх. Это был пиздец. Никогда до этого я и подумать не мог, что буду штурмовать такие подъемы, и у меня даже будет получаться. Прошлогодний угар в Карпатах был детским садом по сравнению с происходящим.

Мы стояли наверху этой горы и понимали, что не знаем, куда двигаться дальше. Бензин был на исходе, а пути вели в разные стороны каждый хлеще другого. И назад вернуться мы не сможем из-за непреодолимых подъемов, по которым спускались с околонулевой скоростью, нарезая дуги по ямам, поросшим травой.

Я увидел недалеко пастухов и отправился к ним разузнать короткий путь к бензину. Карта нам рисовала 40-километровые маршруты, на которые нам точно не хватило бы бензина. В голове начала зреть мысль о неотвратимости ночевки среди румынских ебеней без еды и воды.

Я добрёл до пастухов, и мы начали объясняться жестами и парой общепринятых слов. Я вопросительно показал рукой вниз и обвел горы рукой — типа где путь вниз. Он показал, что везде :) Крутые или плавные подъемы? Плавные (на самом деле нет). Хорошо, тогда где бензин? Там. Сколько? Дуо и зиро километерс. 20 километров. Звучит неплохо. Спасибо, мужики.

И мы поехали дальше. На спусках мы глушили двигатели и спускались на нейтрали, экономя бензин.







Мы добрались до метеостанции, и дальше начался поистине адский спуск по камням на несколько километров.



Но вот и этот спуск заканчивается, и дальше мы катимся вниз по асфальтированному серпантину до небольшого городка, где перекусили, купили продуктов и помчались дальше. Этот день закончился на озере, куда мы проникли под шлагбаум и перетащили мотоциклы через поваленные деревья, чтобы оказаться ближе к воде.

 
8 день. Трансфагараш ~ 200 км

Сегодня мы хотим добраться до цели нашего путешествия и остановиться на самом верху. Дорога оказалось простой и относительно хорошей. На дамбе мы выбрали грунтовый серпантин вокруг озера и немного измазались на нем.
Трасса стремительно набирала высоту, холодало. Дул ветер. Мы утеплились. И вот проскакиваем тоннель с капающей с крыши водой и оказываемся среди снега и минигородка на высоте чуть более двух километров.
Ставим палатки в облаке, которое накрыло гору. Видимость метров 50. Немного покапал дождь.

Снег грязными клочьями лежал на склонах, а я уже предвкушал, как полезу наверх встречать рассвет.







Мы перекусили тающим во рту вяленым мясом и потрясающе вкусным сыром и немного прогулялись по округе.





 
9-12 дни. Утро на вершине и обратный путь

Помятуя о том, как я не успел на рассвет в прошлый раз, мы вскочили за час до восхода и затопали наверх. Как оказалось, это было излишним — горы снова укрыли облака. Они были настолько плотными, что сквозь даже не пробивались солнечные лучи.

Наша тропинка петляла меж скал по тонким вершинам, иногда на пути попадались целые сугробы. На минуту или две появлялись просветы в облаках, и это было потрясающе!





Иногда сквозь снег были видны камни с обозначенной меткой маршрута.







Добравшись до вершины, мы стали терпеливо ждать, когда развеются облака. Недалеко скакал по камням козел.



С другой стороны горы была видна вторая половина дороги:



И вот ветер сдул белую завесу, и солнце осветило домики, озеро и великолепный Трансфагараш!





Назад мы вернулись той же дорогой, чтобы сильнее запомнить окружающие виды.



Последняя фотография, и можно домой!



Обратный путь занял гораздо меньше времени и ничем особо примечательным не ознаменовался. Запомнилась ночевка в национальном парке с отличным видом и ограждением под током, которое немного искрило в темноте.

С погодой нам повезло, в общей сумме мы под дождем ехали часа четыре всего. Все 5 дней в Румынии светило солнце, а температура в городах достигала +32 градусов.

В последний день решили не делать лишнюю ночевку и проехали 1100 км.

Уставшие, немного сгоревшие, но чертовски довольные.

12 дней, 5500 км.

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Este vara ! O vara torida care topeste Romania, ca de obicei de vreo patruzeci de ani . Clima noastra temperata, cu fermecatoare schimbari de vreme care ne intretineau o personalitate complexa, echilibrata si serena , devine din ce in ce mai mult una tropicala . Trebuie sa ne aratam corpul din ce in ce mai asudat si mai expus radiatiilor periculoase . Iata de ce in timpul verii imbracamintea este mai mult decat o fita estetica, este o prelungire a starii noastre de oameni in disconfort care cauta o protectie si mai vor si sa placa. Greu! Exista insa si lucruri perene in ceea ce priveste comportamentul nostru vestimentar . Lucruri care vor conta mereu si pe care trebuie sa ni le explicam. La ele voi face referire, bazandu-ma pe un foarte interesant interviu aparut in revista Psychologies : Nos-vetements-emotions, Anne- Laure Gannac, iunie 2017. Anne-Laure le-a intervievat pe psihiatrele Catherine Joubert si Sarah Stern. 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Explicatie Prima oglinda a copilului mic este privirea mamei si tot ceea ce este legat de ea : alegerea hainelor, admiratia din priviri, incurajarea din priviri, linistirea din priviri. Daca aceasta privire nu-si indeplineste functia de sprijin pentru copilul mic este probabil ca el sa devina la maturitate un bulimic vestimentar. Sentimentul neplacut ca ceva lipseste , care apare la cumparaturile de haine, este generat, in esenta, de lipsa sau calitatea slaba a privirii admirative , protectoare si incurajatoare a mamei in perioada copilariei timpurii. Este de reflectat ! De ce unii oameni se imbraca tot timpul la fel si cu acelesi culori de haine ? Fiecare , in experienta sa personala, a vazut astfel de persoane. Iata explicatia psihiatrelor. Explicatie Acest comportament vestimentar este un indicator clar al fragilitatii imaginii pe care o ai despre tine insuti. Ti-e teama sa-ti schimbi imaginea . Nu vei mai fi aceeasi persoana si eventual vei fi o persoana mai prost perceputa de catre ceilalti. Personal, cred ca la aceasta explicatie mai pot face unele comentarii. De ce studentele din Bucuresti se imbraca toate la fel ? Blugi stransi pe picior, geci de piele (sau imitatie de piele), de obicei negre. De asemenea, mai toate isi lasa parul lung, purtat pe spate . Foarte rar apar tinere care se abat de la acest canon. De ce oamenii poarta in aceasta vara ochelari de soare cu lentile oglinda? Doar pentru ca asa este moda ? Dupa parerea mea aceasta maniera de a te imbraca conform tradeaza ideea obsesiei de a fi acceptat de grup, de a face parte din grup, de a nu fi respins sau ridicol. Problema este ca de multe ori persoanele care se imbraca conform si tot timpul la fel ,de multe ori nu sunt avantajate de aceasta imbracaminte. Fetele scunde si corpolente nu sunt avantajate de blugii stransi pe corp, de gecile de piele si de parul lung lasat pe spate. Alteori, imbracamintea -uniforma se doreste in mod explicit a fi un indicator al grupului din care faci parte. Acest lucru se observa la subculturile de tineret . Rokerii autentici se imbraca mereu la fel si apeleaza la aceleasi marci de haine : geti de piele oxidate, blugi, lanturi, cizme . Skinheads isi cumpara bocanci DocMartens si T-shituri Fred Perry sau Ben Sherman (foarte scumpe). Punkerii au inventat pantalonii stransi pe picior. Raperii au si ei pantaloni specifici - cu turul pantalonilor cazut si largi- si caciulite . Spune ceva despre noi importanta pe care o acordam tinutei vestimentare ? Da, spune multe ! Explicatii Cei care acorda o importanta prea mare vestimentatiei De obicei aceste persoane doresc sa compenseze o fragilitate in mod narcisist. Daca esti sigur pe tine nu trebuie sa verifici tot timpul tinuta vestimentara si circumstantele in care ti-o expui. Cei care valorizeaza putin tinuta vestimentara Intrebati de ce au acest comporatment oamenii declara, de obicei, ca vor sa fie ca toata lumea sau ca nu vor sa iasa in fata. In realitate, de cele mai multe ori le este teama sa iasa in fata. Se strecoara printre ceilalti intr-un fel de uniforma passe-partout. O fi aceasta o explicatie si pentru comporatmentul vestimentar al studentelor din Bucuresti ? Ar fi tragic ! Exista momente in ciclul generational in care este mai important comporatmentul vestimentar ? Da ( ne spun psihiatrele nostre) ! In adolescenta . Am citit cercetari recente in care se demonstreaza ca un adolescent care nu primeste recompensa privirii curioase nu-si va dezvolta personalitatea in mod optim. Adolescentii au nevoie de priviri precum au nevoie plantele de apa. Aceste priviri ii fac sa creasca . Exista si adolescenti complexati / din motive bine intemeiate sau nu / care doresc sa se ascunda, sa nu fie priviti . Eu am trait aceasta experienta ! 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Acestea fiind expuse, va urez sa va cunoasteti mai bine prin maniera in care va raportati la hainele voastre de toate zilele ! citeste in continuare
          Pe culmile disperarii, inaintea guvernarii   
Desi Varful Moldoveanu este cel mai inalt din Romania, este depasit cu mult de culmile absurdului. Nu era de ajuns audierea de catre comisiile de specialitate ale Parlamentului a unor ministri propusi pentru noul guvern care erau deja ministri in guvernul dat de grinda in urma motiunii de cenzura... ...mai trebuia sa vina propusul si inca neunsul, dar proaspat validatul ministru al Finantelor, Ionut Misa, si sa faca publice intentii marete. Omu’ nici nu depusese juramantul la Cotroceni, si s-a apucat sa spuna ca pensiile private obligatorii vor fi desfiintate, "iar banii se vor intoarce la cei care au cotizat, acestia avand posibilitatea de a opta pentru bugetul asigurarilor sociale sau pentru Pilonul 3 de pensii. Vor opta intre stat si privat". Daca, in semn de lehamite fata de un stat care nu este bine administrat si care schimba legislatia ca pe straturile de panselute, toti sau peste 85% dintre cotizantii la Pilonul 2 nu ar alege sistemul de pensii de stat si isi vor pune banii in Pilonul 3, adica pensiile private facultative? Asta trebuia sa se intrebe statul sau cel caruia i-a venit ideea. Deci, de ce sa desfiintezi fondurile private obligatorii, daca tot nu vei aduce cine stie ce bani la bugetul de pensii de stat? In acelasi timp, a fost publicat si... "noul Program de guvernare" al PSD. Culmea - iata inca una - programul apare dupa ce vechiul guvern, de fapt, fostul prim-ministru, a fost mazilit pentru ca nu a respectat... fostul program de guvernare. In fine, conform noului program, firmele ar urma sa fie impozitate pe cifra de afaceri, nu pe profit. Alta masura: impozitarea suplimentara, cu cel putin 20%, a profiturilor obtinute din extractia de resurse naturale neprelucrate in Romania. Toate aceste vesti au lovit ca niste buzdugane urechile mediului de afaceri de grija caruia se prefac ca mor toate guvernele, indiferent din ce partide sunt alcatuite. Asa cum este firesc, primele timpane impresionate au fost cele ale Bursei de Valori Bucuresti (BVB), care au bubuit a scaderi bruste si majore. In acelasi timp, pe piata valutara, leul s-a dus in cap, dupa trei zile de apreciere. La BVB, asa cum era de asteptat, in conditiile intentiei de impozitare suplimentara a profitului obtinut de companiile care extrag resurse din Romania, cel mai mult a scazut indicele BET-NG, cu 4,89%, iar cel mai putin BET-FI, cu 2,39%. Singura veste buna a fost lichiditatea mare pentru BVB (113,057 milioane de lei/24,846 de milioane de euro), un astfel de nivel fiind poate pe placul agentiilor care ar trebui sa ne bage in seama si in grupul de burse cu statut emergent. Dar ce sa vezi, minune (!) dupa vreo doua ore de la anuntata, fara dubii (!), desfiintare a Pilonului 2, la acea ora (inca) premierul desemnat, Mihai Tudose, casca ochii mari, cand auzea relatari despre declaratia ministului Finantelor si se intreba retoric, dand cumva vina pe presa: "Dumnezeule, de unde scoateti?!" Si adauga: "Cum sa spuna asa ceva, o sa vorbesc cu el. Nu se desfiinteaza. Punct!", a inchis discutia Tudose. Sa intelegem ca ministrul Finantelor s-a trezit vorbind? Nu s-a consultat cu nimeni, nici macar cu marele creator si critic de programe de guvernare al PSD? Sau, poate ca, dupa ce a vazut reactiile adverse dure si imediate la desfiintarea Pilonului 2, Tudose a facut pe niznaiul. Dar cum porneste la drum un ministru pus sa gestioneze banii unei tari? La fel ca noul guvern PSD-ALDE care poate intra in istorie pentru ca i-a adus pe oamenii de afaceri si pe investitori pe culmile disperarii, inca inainte de a fi efectiv in functie... citeste in continuare
          Guvernul vrea sa inlocuiasca impozitul pe profit cu unul pe cifra de afaceri   
De asemenea, autoritatile au in vedere, in sectorul energetic, impozitarea suplimentara, cu cel putin 20%, a profiturilor obtinute din extractia de resurse naturale si neprelucrate in Romania, relateaza Agerpres. Toate legile care vizeaza domeniul economic vor fi incluse in Codul Economic al Romaniei care urmeaza sa fie adoptat pana cel tarziu la 1 iulie 2018. Codul legislativ va contine Codul Fiscal, Codul de Procedura Fiscala, Legea de Infiintare a Societatilor Comerciale, Legea Evaziunii Fiscale si toate celelalte legi cu caracter economic. De asemenea, numarului taxelor va fi redus, de la 1 ianuarie 2018, urmand sa fie de maximum 50. Pentru populatie, vor exista cel mult 10 taxe, dintre care CASS, CAS, impozitul pe venit, impozitul pe teren, impozitul pe bunuri imobil, impozitul pe masina, contributia de solidaritate, vignieta. Toate celelalte taxe, tarife si comisioane vor fi eliminate. Pentru agentii economici numarul taxelor fiscale si nefiscale va fi de maxim 40. Sursa: Agerpres citeste in continuare
          For sale - 1968 C 10 Chevrolet Truck Original Right Front... - Auction   
Denmark 6333, Australia
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          Comentariu la Furtuna cu putere de uragan la Dej | Acoperisuri de bloc smulse, masini distruse si copaci rupti – VIDEO de către lumE9   
Ai citi printre rânduri sau pe sărite părerea mea domnule paul. Am descris cauzele in ordine cronologica exact cum ai menționat si anume in trecut oamenii se încălzeau cu lemne, după '90 o buna parte tot asa, in zona rurala mai mult si zona urbana mai puțin, după care a început hoția strainilor cu implicarea celor menționați, dar pic cu pic si hoția colosala fara sa se facă plantari duce la ce asistam azi, caci de unde tot iei ani la randul fara sa pui nimic in loc la un moment dat se termina. E adevărat ca fondul forestier din Romania a fost jefuit cu scopul îmbogățirii, dar pădurea nu se regenerează singura in ritmul in care s a tăiat si se taie chiar si pentru încălzire. Du te in Austria sau Germania si vezi cați își permit sa se încălzească cu lemne desi stau mult mai bine decât noi la capitolul asta momentan.
          For sale - 85 wagoneer fender emblems - Auction   
Price 5570, Australia
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          For sale - wagoneer / J10 / J20 / cherokee 4 wheel drive... - Auction   
Cherokee 3434, Australia
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          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Статьи | Пятничный косплей: Diablo, Skyrim, «Игра престолов», Borderlands, «Другой мир» и Marvel   
Пятничный косплей: Diablo, Skyrim, «Игра престолов», Borderlands, «Другой мир» и Marvel
В пятницу мы традиционно делимся с вами лучшими фотографиями косплея по играм и не только.

          Статьи | Путь Хидэо Кодзимы. Дорога к Death Stranding   
Путь Хидэо Кодзимы. Дорога к Death Stranding
В последние годы Хидэо Кодзима стал чуть ли не самой известной и обсуждаемой фигурой в игровой индустрии. Пытаемся понять почему.

          Статьи | Обзор «Блицкриг 3». Броня крепка, а танки медленные    
Обзор «Блицкриг 3». Броня крепка, а танки медленные
В третий раз нам предлагают пройти интерактивный учебник истории в более красочной обложке. Но стоит ли это времени и сил?

          Статьи | История о том, как редактор Игромании собирал из LEGO Джокера, Железного человека и Джека Воробья   
История о том, как редактор Игромании собирал из LEGO Джокера, Железного человека и Джека Воробья
Собираем Джокера, Железного человека и капитана Джека Воробья из конструктора LEGO.

          UFFA   


          Clash of Clans v9.105.9 Mod APK   
Clash of Clans v9.105.9 Mod apk for Android. From rage-­filled Barbarians with glorious mustaches to pyromaniac wizards, raise your own army and lead your clan to victory! Build your village to fend off raiders, battle against millions of players worldwide, and forge a powerful clan with others to destroy enemy clans. PLEASE NOTE! Clash of Clans …
          Kavi Alexander's insight about Nagra   


Kavi - Stefano, did you know that Kudelski was a close friend of the Swiss ethnomusicologist Marcel Cellier, father of Claude Cellier, founder of Merging Technologies? Marcel recorded the very first Zamfir LP, the Pan-pipe Romanian virtuoso, with him accompanying on the organ, on a Narga two track deck, which he had Kudelski make for him. Thanks to him, the two track Nagras became a reality, as Nagra, until then, made only mono recorders, for the film and surveillance industries/sectors. Soon the two track Nagras were put to excellent use by the likes of John Shuttleworh of Meridian, the record label in the UK. Marcel, again on a two track Nagra, recorded "Le Mystery des Voix Bulgares" an extra ordinary recording, which had a profound impact of many artists in the West, including David Crosby. For years, Marcel had a radio program titled "Black sea to the Baltic"... The very first Water Lily release, of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was recorded on a Nagra T Audio. 




For years, mono Nagras were made under license in India, for the Bollywood market! Some of the recordings of Indian classical music, released under the auspices of UNESCO and produced by my hero, French scholar Alain Danielou, were also recorded on mono Nagras! It were those UNESCO LPs that inpiered me to start Water Lily Acoustics.


The Grateful Dead were also big fans of the Nagra two track recorders. The Bear was their guiding light and it was he who picked the Nagra recorders... A recording he made on a Nagra, of Jerry Garcia and Vassar Clements, titled "Old and in the Way" is well worth seeking out.


The Nagra two track recorders employed, what Nagra called "Pre Distortion", some sort of distortion cancelling topology, affecting mostly the mid band. In the T Audio, Nagra expanded the effects of the "pre distortion" circuitry to be full bandwidth. Perhaps Tim can comment on the pros and cons of "pre distortion".





MeKavi, I bought my first Water Lily's disc, the one you suggested, in Milan at an audio fair... was soooo impressed by its eerie sound that I began investigating about serious recording, purchased a Nagra IV-S and a QGB, a Neumann U67 pair and recorded, recorded, recorded... I never gave up... and going on...









Thanks Kavi, my long-time mentor and inspiration: your knowledge and dedication to music is a statement.








           Olimpicii romani au obtinut patru medalii la Balcaniada de Geografie   
Lotul olimpic de geografie a obtinut doua medalii de aur, o medalie de argint si o medalie de bronz la a III-a editie a Olimpiadei Balcanice, desfasurata in perioada 25-30 iunie, la Ruse (Slovenia). Rezultatul a plasat Romania pe primul loc in clasamentul pe natiuni, informeaza Ministerul Educatiei.
           Guvernul a aprobat deschidera unui punct international de trecere a frontierei de stat romano-sarbe, pe canalul Bega   
Guvernul a aprobat vineri, printr-un Memorandum, incheierea unui Acord cu partea sarba, prin schimb de note verbale, privind deschiderea unui punct international de trecere a frontierei de stat romano-sarbe, pentru traficul international de calatori, pe canalul Bega. Punctul international de trecere a frontierei va fi deschis pentru navigatia pe apa, trafic pietonal si pentru biciclete, fiind amplasat intre localitatile Otelec din Romania si Srbsk Itebej din Republica Serbia.
           Donald Tusk, mesaj catre premierul Mihai Tudose: Statul de drept si progresele in lupta impotriva coruptiei sunt esentiale   
Presedintele Consiliului European, Donald Tusk, i-a trimis o scrisoare de felicitare premierului Mihai Tudose, in care ii transmite ca are incredere ca va respecta statul de drept si ca va continua lupta impotriva coruptiei, care sunt esentiale pentru ca romanii sa se bucure de beneficiile oferite de statutul de membru al Uniunii Europene.
           [P] Danone, ajuns la varsta majoratului pe piata romaneasca, isi deschide portile fabricii pentru consumatori   
La 3 ani dupa ce fusese cumparata de Danone, fabrica nefunctionala Miorita Fundeni era redeschisa, in 1999, marcand lansarea brandului, specializat pe iaurturi, pe piata din Romania. Ajuns anul acesta la varsta "majoratului" pe piata romaneasca, Danone se poate mandri astazi cu peste 1 milion de iaurturi produse zilnic in fabrica din Bucuresti, dar si cu investitii de peste 350 de milioane de lei in operatiunile din Romania. Insa, mai presus de atat, se mandreste cu iaurturile sale, rezultatul a aproape 100 de ani de experienta internationala in retete si in identificarea celor mai buni fermenti de lactate. Consumatorii de iaurt se pot convinge de acest lucru pe cont propriu, in cadrul Zilei Portilor Deschise la fabrica Danone din Bucuresti, de sambata 1 iulie, unde vor avea ocazia, printre altele, sa faca cunostinta cu Vasilica - robotul industrial care impacheteaza iaurturile.
           Cum vad oamenii de afaceri din Romania ideea de a inlocui o parte dintre angajati cu roboti   
Jumatate din locurile de munca vor disparea la nivel mondial, in urmatorii 20 de ani, iar aproape 250 de milioane de oameni vor fi inlocuiti de roboti, potrivit unor estimari din piata. Gigantii de pe piata lanturilor de restaurante, inclusiv fastfood-urile precum McDonald's, incep deja sa ii inlocuiasca pe lucratorii din bucatarii si pe ospatari cu roboti din ce in ce mai performanti, iar in industria auto lucrurile sunt si mai avansate. Cum vad oamenii de afaceri din Romania aceasta situatie.
           E-Distribuţie Muntenia (Enel) anunta ca s-ar putea inregistra in continuare pene de curent in Bucuresti, din cauza supraincarcarii retelei, pe fondul caniculei   
Temperaturile foarte mari inregistrate in Bucuresti in ultimele zile au condus la o crestere a consumului de energie electrica, unele zone ale Capitalei fiind afectate de intreruperi ale alimentarii cu energie electrica, pe fondul acestor conditii meteorologice extreme, arata ENEL Romania intr-un comunicat de presa. In continuare, din cauza temperaturilor foarte ridicate, s-ar putea inregistra atat intreruperi in alimentarea cu energie electrica, cat si congestii ale liniei telefonice de deranjamente, in cursul zilei de vineri si sambata, mai arata ENEL.
           FOTO Sera inteligenta - proiectul creat de trei studenti, care va reprezanta Romania la cea mai mare conferinta Linux din Europa   
Un sistem de gestiune automata a unei sere, proiect realizat de trei studenti de la Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, respectiv de la Universitatea Bucuresti (Facultatea de Matematica si Informatica) a castigat competitia Linux Embedded Challenge si vor reprezenta Romania la conferinta LinuxCon / Embedded Linux 2017, din aceasta toamana, la Praga. Cum functioneaza aceasta sera si ce alte proiecte s-au mai numarat printre finaliste.
           Cine va conduce Vodafone Romania, de la 1 septembrie 2017: Murielle Lorilloux, care anterior a condus Vodacom din Republica Democrata Congo   
Murielle Lorilloux, CEO al Vodacom din Republica Democrata Congo (RDC), a fost desemnata CEO al Vodafone Romania, incepand cu 1 septembrie 2017, pozitie din care ii va raporta lui Ahmed Essam, CEO Europe Cluster, a anuntat vineri al doilea mare operator local de comunicatii mobile. Ea il va inlocui pe Ravinder Takkar, care va prelua functia de Presedinte al Vodafone Group Services, Regional Business Development, rol in care va fi responsabil de reprezentarea intereselor Vodafone in India si de dezvoltarea business-ului in regiunea Africa, Orientul Mijlociu si Asia Pacific (AMAP).
           Ce suprataxe maxime in roaming are voie sa aplice RCSRDS, incepand din 30 iunie: Abonatii vor plati in final tarife mai mici decat pe care le plateau anterior - spune arbitrul telecom   
RCS&RDS a primit autorizarea sa aplice clientilor anumite suprataxe, in plus fata de tarifele nationale, pentru serviciile de roaming in Spatiul Economic European (SEE), adica in tarile din UE, plus Norvegia, Islanda si Liechtenstein, a anuntat vineri arbitrul telecom (ANCOM). Autoritatea spune ca a luat aceasta decizie pentru a-i permite companiei recuperarea costurilor de furnizare a serviciilor de roaming si mentinerea tarifelor pentru serviciile oferite in Romania, in conformitate cu reglementarile europene privind roaming-ul. Chiar daca operatorul va aplica suprataxele maxime, abonatii RCS&RDS ar urma sa plateasca in final tarife mai mici decat cele pe care le plateau anterior.
           Vremuri tot mai grele de mers cu trenul - De ce sunt atat de putine vagoane CFR pe unele rute si de ce in multe cazuri lipseste aerul conditionat   
In general mersul cu trenul este neplacut in Romania din cauza conditiilor de calatorie si din cauza vitezelor mici, insa in aceasta vara este si mai complicat. O parte dintre trenurile de lunga distanta au tot mai putine vagoane, numarul de calatori a crescut datorita gratuitatii oferita studentilor si peste 350 de vagoane nu au climatizare. HotNews a trimis cateva intrebari catre CFR Calatori. In articol puteti citi despre deficitul de vagoane de la CFR, despre explicatiile legate de lipsa aerului conditionat si despre cresterea numarului de calatori.
           Patronii IMM critica noile taxe pregatite de Guvernul Tudose: Ne creeaza dificultati mari si pun presiune pe firme   
Firme noi si firme care investesc in Romania vor intampina dificultati mari ca urmare a viitoarei treceri fortate de la impozitul pe profit de 16% la impozitul pe cifra de afaceri in trepte, de 1-3%, care ar urma sa fie extinsa de Guvernul Tudose la toate societatile conform noului program de guvernare - reclama principala organizatie de patroni de intreprinderi mici si mijlocii (IMM).
           Mihaela Mitroi, despre taxa pe cifra de afaceri: Aplicarea unei astfel de taxe ridica semne de intrebare in ceea ce priveste conformarea cu legislatia comunitara   
In momentul de fata, niciun stat membru al Uniunii Europene nu practica un impozit pe cifra de afaceri in locul impozitului pe profit. Exista intr-adevar un impozit pe cifra de afaceri aplicat numai micro-intreprinderilor, dar si acest tip de impozit il regasim doar in cateva state din UE, printre care si Romania. La momentul introducerii acelui impozit,  Romania a consultat Comitetul TVA de la Bruxelles in acest sens, si Comitetul nu a fost impotriva ideii in sine, ci doar a dorit ca aceasta schema sa fie una de simplificare doar pentru micile intreprinderi si nu un mecanism general aplicat.
          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          4… 3… 2… won.   
new york film festival commentary 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007) Director: Christian Mungiu With: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu Written by: Christian Mungiu It is 1987 in Romania. You have to wait for things. A lot. It is before the time of cell phones, and you have to seek out a phone wherever […]
          Sex shop-urile inca un subiect tabu in Romania   

Desi suntem in 2013, nu toti oamenii din tara sunt deschisi catre nou si inca mai fac din multe subiecte un tabu. Cel mai des intalnit subiect tabu in Romania ramane sexul si sex shop-urile. Cu toate ca fiecare accepta mai usor sa mai greu ca are o viata sexuala cum este si normal de altfel, acest tip de magazine erotice sunt ceva despre care nimeni nu doreste sa vorbeasca sau sa accepte ca, macar din curiozitate, l-a vizitat.

Ar trebui ca toata lumea sa se acomodeze cu ideea ca sunt simple magazine, deloc rusinoase, care vin in sprijinul nevoilor de zi cu zi si sustin placerile trupesti fara ca acest lucru sa fie un pacat sau ceva urat. Asa cum mergem la magazin sa cumparam haine, lenjerie sau orice altceva este absolut normal sa avem si de unde cumpara ceea ce avem nevoie pentru aceasta parte din viata careia nu-i poate nimeni nega existenta.
Daca esti curioasa sa vezi ce poti gasi intr-un sex shop click aici.


          Spectacol electrizant cu Chick Corea la Timişoara, cel mai titrat muzician care a călcat vreodată în România VIDEO FOTO   

Festivalul JazzTM 2017 a oferit în prima zi un concert fabulos. Legendarul Chick Corea, care este pe locul patru în clasamentul muzicienilor în viaţă la numărul de Grammy-uri câştigate (Oscar-urile muzicale), 22 la număr, din 63 de nominalizări, a umplut Piaţa Victoriei din Timişoara.

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          Black Friday 2014 la Bocane   
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Black Friday este deja o perioada deja complet adoptata si in Romania. Si cum ar putea fi altfel, cand cu totii ne dorim si asteptam reducerile pentru produsele pe care le-am visat...


          Cu ce ne mai imbracam primavara asta   
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Depinde pe cine intrebi. Primavara lui 2011 pare sa provoace confuzie printre cei care stabilesc trendul: unii (o parte destul de serioasa) sustin sus si tare ca se poarta stilul minimalist. Culori, sau chiar non-culori - adica bej si gri, in principiu - care sa ne reduca la invizibilitate. Sau nu chiar, spun ei, ridicand in slavi frumusetea personala care nu ar trebui sa fie concurata de imbracaminte. Oricum in Romania se poarta de ceva timp stilul asta. Cate culori vezi in jurul tau pe strada?


          View Finder: Don’t worry about the Netflix tax, you’re getting more Sense8   
In this week's View Finder, we discuss the Netflix Tax, the return of Sense8 and celebrity overdubs of 1980s Romanian Cop TV shows.
          For sale - air jordan 7 retro olympic Youth - Auction   
Retro 4723, Australia
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          For sale - Canon ae-1 Official Camera 1984 Olympic Games With... - Auction   

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          Man appears before Blackburn magistrates charged in connection with human trafficking and prostitution   
A 24-YEAR-OLD Romanian man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged in connection with human trafficking and prostitution.
          Mierea si sectorul apicol. Oportunitati si amenintari   
Uniunea Europeana este al doilea producator mondial de miere (dupa China), iar Romania e statul UE cu cea mai mare productie de miere, conform datelor din 2015 (producatorii spun ca 2016 nu a fost un an la fel de bun). Presa europeana arata ca, pentru perioada 2017-2019, Romaniei i-au fost alocate peste 10% din fondurile… Citește în continuare Mierea si sectorul apicol. Oportunitati si amenintari
          Romania dupa Brexit   
Din perspectiva Romaniei, cea mai importanta miza legata de Brexit este mentinerea drepturilor castigate ale concetatenilor nostri care traiesc si muncesc sau invata acolo. Ei contribuie zi de zi, prin eforturile lor, la bunastarea unei societati care acum nu le poate intoarce spatele. Romanii s-au mai aflat la mijloc intr-un razboi politic din Marea Britanie,… Citește în continuare Romania dupa Brexit
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          Oliver Stone Tells Ron Paul: Edward Snowden Is The "Most American Of Patriots"   

Director Oliver Stone, who’s recently released series “The Putin Interviews” stirred up controversy among liberals who accused him of being a Russian propagandist, appeared on the Liberty Report with former Texas Congressman Ron Paul to discuss the documentary, his views about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and why the US’s aggressive approach to containing the purported threat posed by Russia has led to a breakdown in relations between the two powers.

Stone said he’s been “interested” in Russia since being raised as a conservative in New York City, claiming that his father instilled a “fear” of Communism and Russians in him at a young age. In the early 1980s, Stone visited the country for the first time as a screenwriter with the idea of interviewing several dissidents. He has returned several times since. In particular, Stone has become interested in the case of Snowden, whom he praised as “the most American of patriots.”

“I was interested in Russia – I went back into the 2000s. The Snowden story occupied me. And of course, it’s so ironic that he the most American of patriots is living in Moscow because he has to. It’s the only country in the world that would give him asylum -  in other words it’s the only country in the word that can deny the US what it wants which is Snowden.”

 

“[Putin] explained to me that Russians wanted an extradition treaty with the US for years, but nothing doing, because there are a lot of Russian criminals in America who stole money from Russia. He did nothing wrong in Russian terms so they gave him asylum - now its 3 years 5 years whatever its going to be. I wish Ed well I really do.”

Stone tried explaining Putin’s point of view regarding the breakdown in relations between the US and Russia that has occurred since the end of the George W Bush presidency, saying the US’s decision to install new ABM defenses have greatly unsettled Russians, who see their installation as an encroachment.

“We come around now to this period in 2017…for some reason an improving US-Russia relationship deteriorated completely. Mr. Putin in his interview goes into the ABM treaty, he goes into the expansion of NATO and the American support of terrorism in the caucuses while the Russians were helping them in Afghanistan.”

 

“That’s an important issue for them. Many American lives were saved. I think you talked about those three issues NATO, ABM, the support of terrorism.”

The ABM installations, in particular, are threatening a policy of “nuclear parity” that has existed since the Soviet Union, Stone said, adding that the notion that Russia is a threat to the US is “insanity,” given Russia's weaker economy and less powerful military.

“ABM destroys the nuclear parity that existed. When Mr. Bush tore that up in 2001, that was a signal that the US wanted nuclear superiority, or a first strike option.”

Stone also shared a story about watching the movie “Dr. Strangelove” with Putin, who he said was greatly moved.

“I showed him the movie Dr. Strangelove…and he watched it very serious about it. He said this movie was very accurate of that time and it’s still accurate today.”

Circling back to the issue of nuclear deterrents, Stone said he’s worried that rising tensions around the world could trigger a “nuclear confrontation.”

“I’m saying I have reached that age when I am not really concerned about what happens to me but… it’s not just about the US, but about the whole planet and I feel a nuclear confrontation, an accident, could happen tomorrow. But you put ABMs in Poland and Romania - that’s a gigantic mistake.”

 

“An ABM can be converted overnight from a defensive missile to an offensive missile. They’re surrounded from the North the East and the West by US missiles and we don’t seem to realize it.”

Stone says he’s “scared for America,” explaining that many US citizens prefer to blindly accept media spin that’s favorable to the US establishment, without questioning it, or trying to understand Russia’s point of view.

“It’s a good thing I went through JFK when I was younger…there’s been a lot of controversy around my movies. I’m scared not for myself because I’m at that age, they can’t destroy me anymore, but I’m scared for America, I’m afraid they’ve lost their sense. I’m afraid there’s a lack of foresight and leadership.”

Stone denied allegations that he provided questions to Putin ahead of time, and said the four-part documentary is a great opportunity for Americans to learn more about Russia’s enigmatic leader.

“Over four hours you can listen to a man who’s been there 16 years talk about the balance of power. We live in this spin cycle like a laundry every day it’s a crisis and I think that’s the way we like it, it creates more money but this is not a view of the world.”


          Romanian Girl Gets Big Fat Dick Deployed In Her Ass Hole   
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          Cheap flights from Bratislava to Cluj, Romania for just €4.5 one-way!   
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          Martorii măcelului din Focșani: «POLIȚIA a intervenit abia la final». Cum se apără oamenii legii   
Rafuiala cu furci si topoare din Focsani, petrecuta noaptea trecuta si soldata cu moartea a patru persoane, trei barbati si o femeie, s-ar parea ca ar fi putut fi prevenita daca Politia ar fi intervenit mai devreme in aplanarea conflictului. Potrivit unor martori citati de Romania TV, desi au fost chemati din timp, oamenii legii au intervenit in scandal abia dupa ce acesta s-a consumat si strada era plina de sange. Politia neaga, insa, acuzatiile....
          The Latest: Retailers issue warnings after cyberattack   
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          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Comentariu la Cele mai bune spitale din lume și unde se află România de Calitatea actului medical din România intră în era digitală -eHealthRomania   
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          Romanian Couple Hot Sex   
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          @DefLeppard on @Google : Pyromania - a Tribute to Def Leppard and Whitesnake'd - A tribute to White Snake   
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          Joseph Gordon-Levitt si Channing Tatum vor juca intr-un serial cu militieni din Romania comunista. Cand se lanseaza   
Joseph Gordon-Levitt si Channing Tatum.

Vedetele de la Hollywood s-au implicat intr-un serial ai carui protagonisti sunt doi militieni din Romania anilor 80.


          Efectele caniculei: zeci de oameni au lesinat. Experiment intr-o masina parcata la soare: in cat timp ajunge la 50 de grade   
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S-a deschis cuptorul peste Romania. In cea mai fierbinte zi din aceasta vara, cu 39 de grade la umbra, meteorologii au instituit cod portocaliu de canicula: in Olt, Teleorman, si Dolj.


          In timp ce Romania este "sufocata" de canicula, Europa inregistreaza fenomene extreme. In Lituania s-a format o tornada   
Fenomene extreme in Europa

In timp ce noi ne topim, europenii din tari ca Polonia si Lituania au alte necazuri. La Vilnius a plouat din belsug, chiar in ziua care trebuia sa fie cea mai claduroasa din acest an. Furtuni sunt si in Italia, de pilda, unde s-a format o tornada.


          Moldova anti government protests continue   
Mass protests continue against oligarch thief PRO-European so called "democratic" regime government in Moldova , approved by Nuland herself (what "coincidence" with Maidan cookies right ? ) . Nothing special so far , no one hurt so far thanks God . http://redstaroverdonbass.blogspot.com/2016/01/borotba-on-events-in-moldova.html December 21: In Moldova, leading oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc (a Moldovan Poroshenko and Kolomoisky rolled into one), nicknamed "the puppeteer," seized complete power. The Euro-Atlantic partners, who recently accused him of corruption, suddenly realized that this oligarch was the only guarantee of the continuation of "European integration" and cooperation with the IMF. As a result, U.S. Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland "advised" the head of Parliament to approve the new government headed by Plahotniuc's prot'eg'e, Mr. Filip. Nuland also recruited the Romanian president. "We will work with our partners to support the negotiations on t
          Avertisment dur al investitorilor germani: Masurile propuse de PSD, un real pericol. Romania devine mai putin atractiva   
Investitorii germani avertizeaza, vineri, ca masurile fiscale propuse in noul program de guvernare al coalitiei PSD-ALDE sunt daunatoare pentru Romania si ca defavorizeaza toate companiile, romanesti si straine, si scad atractivitatea tarii pentru companiile germane.
          Cel mai mic SUV din gama Opel vine in Romania. Iata cat costa   
Opel lanseaza si in Romania cel mai mic SUV din gama sa, modelul Crossland X.
          Ministrul Laufer: Firmele trebuie sa-si creeze un cont separat dedicat TVA   
Companiile care activeaza in Romania vor trebui sa creeze, de la 1 septembrie, un cont de separat pentru TVA, intitulat "Split VAT", cu ajutorul caruia statul isi doreste reducerea evaziunii pe acest tip de taxare, a declarat Ilan Laufer, noul ministru pentru Mediul de afaceri, Comert si Antreprenoriat.
          Pogonaru (AOAR): Salariul minim diferentiat pentru studii superioare este o masura comica, incearca sa salveze universitatile private   
Salariul minim diferentiat pentru studii superioare este o masura comica, menita sa salveze universitatile private, a declarat vineri presedintele Asociatiei Oamenilor de Afaceri din Romania (AOAR), Florin Pogonaru, in cadrul unei conferinte organizate de Coalitia pentru Dezvoltarea Romaniei (CDR).
          Consultant fiscal: Taxa pe cifra de afaceri e un impozit de secol XIX. Nu facem decat sa abuzam orice investitor care vine in Romania   
Taxa pe cifra de afaceri este un impozit de secol XIX, iar ideea de a o aplica din 2018 arata incapacitatea autoritatilor romane de a colecta un impozit modern cum este cel pe profit, a declarat vineri Angela Rosca, partener al cabinetului de consultanta, TaxHouse.
          Legal Staff Paralegal in - USA--   
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          Litigation Attorney / Criminal Law Attorney in - USA--   
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          Queen of England getting pay rise sparks controversy   
Queen of England getting pay rise sparks controversy

This income is supplemented by The Sovereign Grant, which is money given to Queen by the British Treasury, money which stems from UK taxpayers. The Sovereign Grant is known to cater for the expenditures of the Queen’s household, her travel regulations and the general maintenance of Buckingham Palace. 

The grant is expected to increase by more than £6 million in 2018/19, with the Queen therefore expecting to receive £82.2 million by this time. The Sovereign Grant is known to have increased dramatically in its funding over the years, exponentially increasing from £31 million to £82 million over the past 6 years. 

In justifying such funding, Sir Alan Reid argues that taking into account that what her Royal Majesty does and represents for the UK, the pay rise “represents excellent value for money”. 

As well as this, the funding is said to be necessary for the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace, which is said to cost £369 million. This refurbishment sees the introduction of extensive repairs into the Palace, including the replacing of old ancient and electrical systems with modern state-of-the-art Indian rubber cabling. 

Furthermore, officials argue that repair work into Buckingham Palace is vital for the benefit of preventing “catastrophic building failure”.  

There is no doubt however that this rise in royal income has triggered opposition. The Republic, for example, have issued a report regarding royal expenditures. The results of the report verified that the annual bill for the monarchy was near to £345 million, taking into account security and other general costs. 

Graham Smith, the organisation’s Chief Executive, made the claim that this is a “massive bill for the taxpayer” to support “privileged lifestyles”. 

Moreover, there are some that make the argument that the rest of the Royal family are misusing the funds provided to them, particularly with regards to travel costs. 

Last year, it was confirmed that the Royal family had spent £4.5 million on travel. For instance, it had reportedly cost £17,000 to fly Prince Charles on a private plane between two locations. 

In fact, the most expensive journey was Prince Charles’ and the Duchess of Cornwall’s one aboard the UK’s new Government Voyager, “State Jet”. It had apparently costan estimated £154,000 for the two royals to hire the Voyager and take it on a week-long trip to Romania, Italy and Austria. 

Prince Phillip, also, contributed to a bill of £18,690 by taking the Royal Train to Plymouth, based in UK county of Devon. 

Palace officials however state that the Royal family’s travel expenditures “prove to be value for money against the cost of commercial charters”. As well as this, they say that members of the Royal family travel ‘business’ rather than First Class on a quite frequent basis, and each journey is tailored to the circumstance of travel. 

Palace officials however state that the Royal family’s travel expenditures “prove to be value for money against the cost of commercial charters”. As well as this, they say that members of the Royal family travel ‘business’ rather than First Class on a quite frequent basis, and each journey is tailored to the circumstance of travel. 

Despite these justifications however, a great number of UK citizens can agree that the Queen’s pay rise is unfair when there is already a huge demand on the UK’s public sector, especially after the Grenfell Tower disaster which recently occurred in London. Thus, one can make the claim that such a pay rise once again highlights the binary opposition between the rich and the poor. 

Angry Twitter issue conveying the unfairness of the extortionate amount of money going into repairing Buckingham Palace. 

Sources 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/27/queens-income-rises-to-82m-to-cover-cost-of-buckingham-palace-works

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40412343

 

After the UK’s Crown Estate’s profit rising by £24 million, her Royal Majesty is expected to receive an 8% increase in income over the next few years.

This income is supplemented by The Sovereign Grant, which is money given to Queen by the British Treasury, money which stems from UK taxpayers. The Sovereign Grant is known to cater for the expenditures of the Queen’s household, her travel regulations and the general maintenance of Buckingham Palace.

The grant is expected to increase by more than £6 million in 2018/19, with the Queen therefore expecting to receive £82.2 million by this time. The Sovereign Grant is known to have increased dramatically in its funding over the years, exponentially increasing from £31 million to £82 million over the past 6 years.

In justifying such funding, Sir Alan Reid argues that taking into account that what her Royal Majesty does and represents for the UK, the pay rise “represents excellent value for money”.

As well as this, the funding is said to be necessary for the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace, which is said to cost £369 million. This refurbishment sees the introduction of extensive repairs into the Palace, including the replacing of old ancient and electrical systems with modern state-of-the-art Indian rubber cabling.

Furthermore, officials argue that repair work into Buckingham Palace is vital for the benefit of preventing “catastrophic building failure”.  


          5 Explosive Homemade Fireworks for DIY Pyromaniacs   

What kind of fireworks will you be handling during your Fourth of July celebration? Firecrackers? Torpedoes? Roman candles? Homemade aerial ball shells with a potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur mixture? Whatever fireworks you may be using on Independence Day, make sure you're following your local and state laws. Nobody likes celebrating in a jail cell. Not aware of your state's laws concerning fireworks? Just go to the APA's website and click on your state to see what is and isn't allowed for at-home fireworks. With that said, some of you may struggling to find some fireworks. But... more


          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Three Romanian soldiers die as truck plunges into ravine   

Three Romanian soldiers lost their lives on Thursday night after a military truck with 13 soldiers aboard plunged into a ravine. Seven other soldiers were injured and taken to hospitals in Brasov and Bucharest.


          Greenpeace: 100 hectares of forest illegally logged in Romania   

Almost 100 hectares of forests in Romania's Cindrel Mountains have been illegally logged, Greenpeace Romania said, quoted by Agerpres . Meanwhile, the Sibiu Forests Department and the Brasov Forestry Guard are ignoring these violations of the Forests Code, the organization added.


          Retro cars caravan recreates Polish tourists' route to the Romanian seaside   

A caravan of 20 retro cars will recreate the route that Polish tourists used to take in the 70s and 80s through Romania in order to reach the local seaside. Called Go Romania , the caravan is made up of such cars as old Dacia models , Oltcit or Polski Fiat.


          President Iohannis on Canada's Day: Romanians waiting for complete visa lifting   

For Romanians, the transatlantic relationship is vital, and our country is among the strong promoters of its consolidation, Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday during the Canadian Day reception, underlining that Romanians are waiting for the complete lifting of the visa requirement in order to enter Canada. "The last century has brought Canada and Romania ever closer, even though the geographical distance has remained the same.


          Romania: man suspected of links to Paris attackers   

Prosecutors have detained a Romanian man on suspicion he was linked to a group involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks. Organized crime prosecutors questioned the man, identified only as "Ibrahim," Thursday in the central city of Pitesti.


          UPDATE 1-Romanian ruling coalition plans tax overhaul ahead of key parliament vote   

Economy Minister Mihai Tudose, Romania's ruling Social Democrats pick to replace the prime minister they ousted last week, talks with media in Bucharest, Romania June 26, 2017. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/via Romania's ruling Social Democrats unveiled plans on Thursday to overhaul taxation from 2018, ditching a flat 16 percent tax on income and profit that has attracted investment into the European Union's fastest-growing but least-developed economy.


          This year, the Vodafone Romania Foundation will continue the program...   

From 2014 to 2016, the Vodafone Romania Foundation, together with the React Association, has modernized 18 blood transfusion centers in the country through the program "A Chance for Life", and other 24 centers will join them this year. Being estimated to be finalized in the spring of 2018, the project benefits from EUR 1 million investment, aiming to renovate and modernize "the donor's track" in all the 42 blood transfusion centers in Romania.


          APTOPIX Romania Cyberattacks   

A woman looks at a computer monitor back dropped by a real time cyber-attacks world map, at the headquarters of Bitdefender in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A new, highly virulent strain of malicious ransom software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution.


          US soldier badly injured after climbing wagon in Western Romania train station   

An American soldier was seriously injured after suffering an electric shock in the Curtici train station in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. He was accompanying a military convoy that was entering Romania, heading to Cincu military base for a large-scale drill.


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          Introducing Ms. Camille Jones   
Attributions: 

Ms. Jones will be new to Spanish Fork Junior High next year and will be teaching math, and language arts. We asked Ms. Jones to introduce herself and this is what she had to say:

"

I am from Springville, Utah and graduated from Springville High School. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Family Life and am currently attending Grand Canyon University where I am studying Special Education. This year I will be teaching resource math, resource language arts, and inclusion language arts. I am excited to become a part of Spanish Fork Junior High! Music, books, and travel are a big part of my life.I have played the cello for almost 15 years and have the opportunity to play in the orchestra for Millennial Choirs and Orchestras. I went to Romania on an internship for a few months where I fell in love with the people and culture. I most recently enjoyed reading The Seedfolk, by Paul Fleischman. My favorite books include Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Prydain, and Anne of Green Gables."


          In Romania: Parliament approves new Social Democrat government   
The Romanian parliament on Thursday approved the Social Democrat government of new Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, despite controversy over its economic plans.
          Gabriel Resources: Canadian mining firm demands $4.4b from Romania over massive gold mine   
An embattled Canadian mining company said Thursday it will go after the Romanian government for blocking its attempts to develop a massive gold mine that could bring in billions of dollars.
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          Europe Forecast: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, Jun 30 - 10:13   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


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          O CANADA AVOIDS GENDER NEUTRAL LIBERAL POLITICALLY CORRECT REDICULAS NONESENSE UNTILL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST.   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled.The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member's bill last summer that would alter the national anthem by replacing "in all thy sons command" with "in all of us command" as part of a push to strike gendered language from O Canada.Although the bill sailed through the House with government approval, Conservative senators opposed to the changes have scored a victory in the Red Chamber. A yearlong campaign successfully punted a vote on the bill until the fall, at the earliest, and even then the legislation faces an uncertain future."I'm trying to protect the tradition rather than, you know, water it down with a politically correct version that is historically inaccurate," Conservative Senator David Wells said in an interview with CBC News on Tuesday."I don't misrepresent why I'm [using parliamentary stall tactics] … I don't like this bill, and I will do what I can to ensure it doesn't pass."Wells and a number of other senators have said they oppose efforts to tinker with the lyrics written by a man long dead.(The lyrics have been changed since they were first penned by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908, but not since O Canada officially became the country's national anthem in 1980.) The late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced the bill, and many MPs backed the legislation as a salute to a colleague on his death bed."The bill was passed in the House compassionately and out of sadness for a dying colleague. While that is touching, it is not the way we make public policy in this country and it is not the way we do our legislation," Ontario Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak said.A flurry of amendments were introduced to the bill in the last few weeks of the parliamentary sitting — all failed to pass in the face of opposition from most Liberal and Independent senators — which dragged out debate considerably. Parliament rose for summer break before a final vote at third reading could be held.Ramona Lumpkin, the chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and a strong proponent of the bill, said she was deeply disappointed by the developments."We're so close and I really regret that there are a few senators who seem to have dug in and decided to delay. I hope it's not a permanent block," said Lumpkin, in an interview with CBC News."It's not as if the words were brought down from Mount Sinai on stone tablets like the Ten Commandments, they are words created by humans and subject to change as our social and cultural conditions change, and thank goodness they do," she said.Wells said national symbols cannot be altered to simply adhere to the "flavour of the day." He said Canadians were not consulted by the government and that there hasn't been an adequate conversation about a fairly significant change."I'll be working my hardest to delay this bill until there's a full debate," he said. "I get a lot of emails, and many comments to me personally, from people who don't want to see the anthem change, who see it as a part of our tradition and who see this attempt to change it as political correctness run amok. It is a slippery slope. Calls for inclusion will always be there, but my belief is all Canadians are already included in the national anthem."He said pictures adorning the walls of the Senate depict men in combat during the First World War. "Would we now airbrush females into those pictures to accurately reflect what it might be today with those pieces of Canadians' history? My answer is no, that would be an abomination, and I think that's what it is with the anthem as well."If the bill is amended in the Senate it would be sent back to the House for another vote. As per parliamentary rules, because Bélanger is dead, MPs will have to unanimously agree to replace him as sponsor or the bill drops from the order paper; that is unlikely given entrenched opposition from some corners of the chamber."That worries me," Lumpkin said. "I know language matters and I talk to students and young women regularly who still feel their voice doesn't carry as strong as the voice of their male friends. I think the gesture, even though it's symbolic, would say a lot to those young women."The Liberal government could also choose to introduce legislation of its own — with the same wording — to avoid some of the problems that often befall private member's bills; namely, the government could invoke time allocation to prevent procedural time delays.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Opinion-G20 is 'test run' for Trump-era climate governance By Simon Schunz-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:06-Weeks after US president Donald Trump announced the US' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the debate is still raging on in regard to the possible implications of his decision.Some fear a global domino effect, with more countries renouncing climate protection pledges and ceasing domestic emission reduction efforts.Others argue that the Paris accord's architecture is sufficiently resilient, and that efforts to keep global temperature increases to "well below 2°C" – as stipulated by the agreement – will endure.Activities at the sub-national level in the US also seem to support the argument that the agreement will prevail and domestic opponents of Trump’s decision have mobilised remarkably quickly.Cities and states with progressive climate policies joined forces across the US, committing themselves to honouring the Paris agreement.For instance, support came via the bipartisan "US Climate Alliance" of states – including heavyweights such as California and New York – and the "We Are Still In" initiative, which involves hundreds of businesses, investors, and institutes of higher education.Moreover, these sub-national players are linking up with leading nations to create innovative climate diplomacy networks: California and China have held talks to collaborate on emission reduction efforts, while several US states have intensified climate cooperation with Canada.Though these developments enhance the Paris agreement’s chances of survival, they will not be enough.Fight for survival-The resilience of the agreement hinges on how other major emitters will react to Trump’s break.To pursue effective global climate governance, these countries must repeat the steps taken in the run-up to the 2015 Paris climate meeting, where a strategy of "multiple bilateralism" between US-China, China-India and China-EU (among others) served to build trust and resolve crunch issues.The emerging consensus among key emitters was translated into cooperation in the world’s club governance fora (G7, G20) and fed into the multilateral negotiations, leading to the Paris agreement’s ultimate entry into force.True to this spirit, six members (plus the EU) were already pressuring the US to remain committed to the Paris agreement at the recent G7 summit in Sicily. Not that it seemed to do much good, as Trump withdrew from the climate pact a few days later.The next litmus test for effective global climate governance comes in July, when leaders from countries accounting for 80% of global emissions meet for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July.With the US thrusting itself into isolation, the German G20 presidency will seek to gather the broadest possible support for the Paris agreement.But a question remains: is a G20 entente possible? It might be, if others show the way.Climate leaders-From the G7, the EU and Canada display the clearest leadership ambitions.EU heavyweights have signalled their "strongest commitment" to uphold their pledges to combat climate change.In his reaction to Trump’s Paris exit, Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, confirmed his country's "unwavering commitment to fight climate change".The Canadian government has also vehemently denied recent reports that Trudeau wished to scrap references to climate from the draft G20 declaration, in order to appease the US government.But leaders need followers. And whether followers can be mobilised depends on how G20 members define their interests – economically and politically.Economically, many G20 countries appear to believe the energy transition – accelerated by the Paris Agreement – must continue.Investing in low-carbon development is no longer seen as a burden on growth prospects. If anything, there is a growing consensus that Trump’s decision will put the US at risk of lagging behind technologically.Politically, the relationship between G20 countries and the US (particularly the Trump administration) is tricky.Are countries like Australia, Japan, Turkey and the UK willing to risk relations with the president of a key ally by adopting a confrontational attitude over climate change? The answer depends heavily on whether the German G20 presidency can dispel their concerns by convincingly demonstrating that the world is changing – because it is.-Changing world-At an EU-China summit the day after Trump’s announcement, a draft joint declaration on climate change characterised the Paris Agreement as “an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development” and outlined numerous joint actions.Although it was ultimately withheld due to trade-related differences, this declaration contains the blueprint for a shifting centre of gravity in global climate governance to Eurasia.If supported by India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, who has reiterated support for the Paris Agreement, a solid pro-climate coalition including three of the world’s top four emitters would emerge.Cooperation with Canada, and with the sub-national forces in the US, could then provide additional momentum to convince other G20 members.As a major guiding forum, the G20 represents a test run for the future of global climate governance during the Trump era.The direction this governance will take, depends heavily on the strength of emerging partnerships, and their ability to convince others to join them regardless of US policies.If the will is robust enough, this "multiple bilateralism" could bring about the dawn of a new era, and the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.If it fails, however, global climate politics faces a complicated, daunting future.Dr Simon Schunz is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and a professor of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Leuven.

Opinion-EU parliament should befriend transparency By Sylvie GUILLAUME and Danuta HUEBNER-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 17:24-A few days ago, an NGO representative expressed her concerns about the way the European Parliament was dealing with the European Commission’s proposal for a revised inter-institutional agreement on a “mandatory transparency register”.The proposal was submitted by the EU commission on 28 September 2016 and aimed at including the Council of the EU, where representatives of member states sit, as a new partner within the framework.Following the commission's proposal, the EU parliament’s Conference of Presidents entrusted us, as the responsible lead negotiators - supported by a contact group composed of one MEP from each political group - with developing a draft negotiating mandate.We organised five contact group meetings, where detailed discussions provided the opportunity for all political groups to give their input and ideas. It led to the endorsement of a balanced text on 11 April this year.We enriched our deliberations by means of a half-day meeting between the contact group and the involved NGO representatives - including Nina Katzemich from the website LobbyControl, and others from organisations such as Transparency International, Civil Society Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory.We listened carefully to their concerns, many of which we had already incorporated into our work, such as the necessity to enlarge the definition of lobbying and to include an independent observer in the management structure of the transparency register.We also discussed how we to pursue the negotiations with the EU commission and the council in order to get those concerns taken on board.Instead of the expected swift adoption of the mandate, which would signal the parliament’s readiness to enter into negotiations, we were deeply troubled to find that the item had been taken off the agenda of the Conference of Presidents on successive occasions.-Horse-trading-It appeared that some MEPs used procedural manoeuvres and political horse-trading to achieve repeated postponements of the adoption of the mandate, even though a large majority in parliament supported its content.It seems that it is sometimes those who believe themselves to be on the path of righteousness, who are most willing to misuse our system of procedures to score cheap political points.We found it disturbing that some wilfully ignored parliament’s power to determine its own internal organisation.It has also saddened us to see that some of those who claim to be at the forefront of stemming the tide of populism, do not seem to mind riding on that very same tide when it serves their own political ends.However, we were glad to see that the Conference of Presidents finally adopted the mandate two weeks ago on 15 June, in the very same form that had been proposed by the contact group.Following its adoption, the mandate was immediately published on the EU parliament’s website.Regarding the free and independent mandate of MEPs - enshrined in EU primary law - it is noteworthy that the independence of elected representatives is a cornerstone of a representative democracy and a principle this is not easily dismissed.Therefore, any limitation on MEPs in the exercise of their free mandate must be proportionate and cannot, for example, unduly restrict his or her right to seek information.Moreover, a principle enshrined in primary law cannot be altered by secondary law, let alone by an inter-institutional agreement.The mandate adopted on 15 June is based on a long line of parliament’s decisions regarding its relations with interest representatives.It reflects the position of a broad majority of MEPs and it constitutes a solid base for negotiations on a significant improvement to the current transparency register and a widening of its scope.-Negotiating framework-The mandate should be understood as a framework for the negotiations.Parliament’s position will continue to be adapted as the negotiations progress. Once the negotiations are concluded, parliament will adopt follow-up decisions with respect to its internal organisation, in order to implement the new inter‑institutional agreement.But the European Parliament still remains committed to pushing for a transparency regulation that would go beyond an inter-institutional agreement and lay down the relevant provisions on transparency and the register in secondary law.One should not forget the progress that parliament has achieved so far in this field. It initiated the Transparency Register as early as 1996, as well as a Code of Conduct with a commitment for registered lobbyists to act in accordance with high ethical standards.Parliament is, and remains, the most open EU institution, which can be seen with the web-streaming of its meetings and the ability for citizens to visit all of its buildings.Furthermore, parliament decided that registration on the transparency register was to be made a requirement to be invited as a speaker at committee hearings and to receive a long-term access badge for its premises.It also put in place a voluntary legislative footprint last year, and it encourages its MEPs to meet only with registered organisations.Katzemich considers the EU commission to have made a big step in 2015 by publishing meetings of commissioners, heads of cabinets and directors‑general.Certainly, this is true. However, this measure was decided by the commission with a view to its own internal organisation and cannot be easily translated to other institutions such as EU parliament or the council, both of which have a different set-up.Furthermore, the commission’s system is not without its flaws and has room for improvement, as Transparency International and other organisations regularly report.As the EU parliament's lead negotiators, we are particularly committed to getting the council on board and to adding significant value compared to the current framework.Three principles-A new register should encompass the following three principles.First, the widest possible scope of application for EU institutions and other bodies, including meaningful participation of the council.Next, a comprehensive and clear framework, without weakening the current system, for the regulation of interest representation activities.Finally, structures and resources that guarantee effective implementation.One of the main issues is that the new inter-institutional agreement provides a framework for coordination among the EU institutions, while at the same time fully respecting their different competences and prerogatives.-The mandate-The approach we have developed in our mandate would allow for:- The full respect of MEPs' independent mandate.- An inclusive transparency policy for all types of interest representative, as with the current register that features over 11200 registered interest groups from all over the world.- The possibility to maintain the wider definition of lobbying, covering both direct and indirect interest representation (as with the current system).- The full respect for each institutions’ needs, e.g. in the case of parliament as an open house but also with the need to know, for security reasons, who is coming in and why.- More flexibility in respect to the EU institutions’ roles and structures (parliament cannot simply duplicate rules that were designed for the commission).- Better quality information on the database – making the register more reliable as a source of information for the institutions themselves and for the general public.The quality of the new system will depend on how far the council can be convinced to match the parliament’s and commission’s commitment to transparency.We would therefore advise to look at the whole picture and analyse the situation comprehensively, especially with a view to scrutinising the council’s approach.It takes time to change long-standing practices, but we are fully committed to forge ahead, knowing that a pragmatic and constructive approach will yield the best results.Transparency certainly is one important aspect of ensuring citizens’ trust in the EU institutions. But it is not the only one. Keeping true to the facts is another.Sylvie Guillaume is a vice-president of the European Parliament, and Danuta Huebner is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee-Correction: The article's footnote originally said that Danuta Huebner is the chair of the foreign affairs committee, when in fact, she is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee

EU Commission could get say on Russia gas pipeline By Andrew Rettman-euobserver

BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:29-EU states have given initial backing for the European Commission to negotiate the legal model of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia.Pablo Micallef, a spokesman for the Maltese EU presidency, told EUobserver that “some 13” member states spoke out on the plan when EU energy ministers met for informal talks in Brussels on Monday.The incoming Estonian EU presidency is now expected to convene a working group to take things forward.The Danish energy minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, who was among the 13 EU backers, said: “I’m very satisfied. It was the best thing that could have come out of the meeting”.The mandate will have to be formally approved later down the line in a “reinforced qualified majority” vote by member states, a higher than usual threshold of 72 percent of EU countries representing 65 percent of its population.Maros Sefcovic, the EU energy commissioner who drafted the proposal, told the Reuters news agency: “I’m definitely optimistic about getting the [formal] mandate, but I know this is just the beginning of the debate."Nord Stream 2 is to concentrate 70 percent of Russian gas supplies to Europe in one route to Germany under the Baltic Sea.But its critics, which include the Nordic states, the Baltic countries, Poland, and the US, say it would harm EU energy security and undermine Ukraine, a Western ally, by making Ukraine’s transit pipes obsolete.-EU laws-Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, the Commission’s energy spokeswoman, told EUobserver on Tuesday that the Commission wanted to talk to Russia on whether the offshore part of Nord Stream 2 should be covered by the EU’s so-called third energy package.That EU law would oblige Russian state firm Gazprom to open up its Nord Stream 2 monopoly to EU competitors - a demand which led Russia to stop a previous project, the South Stream pipeline under the Black Sea to Bulgaria.But Itkonen said the talks would “not [be] about a [Commission] veto, it is not about the future of the pipeline, not about the Commission approving it or not”.She said the Commission-Russia talks would be designed to give “legal certainty” on Nord Stream 2 and that they would be “nothing spectacular or extraordinary” because EU officials had held similar discussions with “third countries” on other projects.The Nord Stream 2 regulatory framework is currently being negotiated between Germany and Russia.German, Austrian, French, and Anglo-Dutch firms - Uniper, Wintershall, OMV, Engie, and Shell - are to take part in the project, with Germany and Austria keen to press ahead.Neither the German nor the Austrian minister spoke out on Monday, EU sources told Reuters, but Germany and Austria recently attacked the US over its threat to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 investors.“We decide who supplies us with energy and how they do it”, the German and Austrian foreign ministers said in a joint statement on 15 June.-Ukraine unhappy-Pavlo Klimkin, the Ukrainian foreign minister, told Reuters in Paris on Monday that Nord Stream 2 "would have disastrous consequences for the energy security of the European Union and would make the EU dependent on one source.""Maybe some companies will benefit for the time being, but in the long-run it will lead nowhere”, he said.He added that there was no progress on Russia ending hostilities in east Ukraine."How can you trust Russia in setting up a unique source of gas supply?”, he said, referring to broader EU and US concerns over Russia’s aggressive behaviour toward neighbouring states.

Focus-Nordics consider alternative to EU emissions trading system By Lisbeth Kirk-june 28,17-euobserver

Copenhagen, Today, 07:44-If the European emissions trading system is not reformed to work efficiently, a Nordic carbon price floor could be introduced to secure future green investments in the region, according to a new strategic review of energy co-operation by the Nordic Council.The plan, which has been in preparation for over a year, is penned by Finnish businessman Jorma Ollila, who had formerly chaired Royal Dutch Shell for almost ten years and was the chairman and CEO of Nokia.It comes at a crucial time, just as the final talks on reforming the EU's carbon trading scheme are due to take place in Brussels.On Tuesday (27 June), representatives of the EU member states, the European Parliament and the European Commission met for one of the final meetings on how the EU’s flagship climate instrument – the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) – should look in the 2021-2030 period.But before the real talks have even started, hopes of reforming the EU system to work efficiently are fading.”I think everyone realises that this is not enough. The [EU] proposal will not deliver a carbon price that we need to decarbonise the industry sectors,” said Femke de Jong, EU policy director for Carbon Market Watch.Her organisation brings together more than 800 NGOs and academics from 70 different countries, working to make the carbon market “an effective climate mitigation tool.””I think it is only logical to have a debate on how we can complement the system. A carbon floor price – at least at the regional level – seems a realistic option,” de Jong said.-Nordic energy union-Norway and Sweden are strong on hydropower, Norway produces oil and gas, Denmark has wind, while Finland and Sweden have built nuclear plants and are pushing for more bio-fuels as a future energy resource.Some 20 years ago, these countries decided to connect their national electricity grids with water reservoirs, allowing hydropower to serve as a kind of Nordic battery to compensate for periods without wind, for example.”There were significant benefits, welfare benefits, lower electricity prices and easier management of the generation of electricity in tough times or during high peak demand in winter times,” Ollila pointed out.This Nordic solution, Ollila said, has been "managed historically very well". He added that since the EU is looking into different prospects for the energy union, there is an opportunity to learn from "what has been done in Nordic countries over the past 20 years."In addition to Nordic carbon trade, Ollila also suggested a Nordic export strategy for green energy solutions, alignment of research and using the whole Nordic area as a testbed.Nuuk in Greenland has been suggested to become a testbed for the full deployment of electric vehicles, and Reykjavik in Iceland may become a testing ground for infrastructure and systems that can support electrification of visiting cruise and fishing ships.The Faroe Islands may become the place for the development of battery technology and energy storage.-Green transition and growth-Put together, the Nordic region today is one of the 12 largest economies in the world and it is already living proof that the green transition is not incompatible with economic growth.However, the Nordics must become even greener to complete their transition into renewable energy, the Nordic Council report said."The energy transition is already underway – but if the Nordic countries do not participate to the fullest, the jobs will be created elsewhere," warned Jorma Ollila."The renewables will take off faster than what was thought only five years ago. So, the role of the renewables will grow quite significantly," he added."The focus should be on securing the most efficient green transition. If the ETS does not provide this, it may be relevant and timely to discuss a joint Nordic approach to support the schemes for renewable energy," Ollila's report concluded.”Another approach could be to discuss the introduction of a Nordic carbon price, based on the United Kingdom’s carbon price floor, in order to secure stronger incentives for the green transition,” it said.-UK leads the way-The prospect of a regionalised European carbon trading system in the future is not limited to the Nordic area. For instance, the UK already introduced a carbon price floor in 2013.”So far, the only country in Europe that has a carbon floor price is the UK. There it was very effective. They introduced a carbon floor price in 2013 and it has resulted in UK coal emissions falling by almost 60% last year," Femke de Jong said, adding: "So it is really significant."She goes on to say that: "It can be a very effective instrument to – at least in the intermediate time – to make sure that the carbon price reflects the damage cost of the pollution to the society.”Under the UK carbon floor price system, carbon emission prices rise automatically – currently at 18 pounds sterling (€20) from 2016 to 2020.Currently the carbon price in Europe stands at €5, but it should rise to €40 to meet the objectives of the Paris climate agreement and rise further to €100 in 2030.-Regional carbon trade-”Ideally, this should be solved at the EU level, but if this is not possible in the short-term, it makes sense to go for a regional solution,” de Jong said.”France has been pushing for it very much in the past and we think that now, with Macron [as president of France], he will also push for that," she added."Let's see," she said, "maybe after the German elections, there can also be a regional carbon price in Western Europe – with Germany, maybe Belgium, the Netherlands and France."Linking the Nordic carbon trade to the British system might be made complicated by the Brexit process, however.”I think it might be tricky for the Nordic countries to join the UK system,” said de Jong.”It is still an open question if the UK will withdraw from the ETS or not. Maybe it is also an idea to team up more with other countries that are contemplating this,” she suggested.

Luxembourg not a tax haven, claims PM By Nikolaj Nielsen-june 28,17-euobserver

Luxembourg, Today, 08:42-Luxembourg continues to refute any notion that it is a tax haven, despite widespread evidence of dubious schemes that it cuts global tax bills for big firms."We were never a tax haven," Luxembourg's prime minister, Xavier Bettel, told EUobserver on Tuesday (27 June).Bettel's comments follow a grilling of Luxembourg's former prime minister and current European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker in late May told the European Parliament that he was unable to explain why the Grand Duchy "didn't want to remove tax secrecy."But Bettel, who was fielding a wide range of questions from reporters at an event hosted by the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, defended the country's tax policies by saying it was one of the first places to push transparency and the exchange of tax rulings with other member states."It is important for me that we have common rules and Luxembourg was one of the first one for transparency," he said.Luxembourg was rocked by scandal following media revelations in late 2014 that exposed how nearly 340 companies secured secret deals that shaved billions of euros from taxes, which were due to be paid elsewhere.The revelations ushered in a raft of new EU and national legislation to increase tax transparency and weed out abuse.The scandal also triggered a probe by the European Parliament, which slammed Luxembourg for allowing corporations to dodge "tax that could have been used to build schools, hospitals or pay down national debt."A report by the Brussels-based NGO, Eurodad, had also revealed last December that Luxembourg had in fact increased the number of so-called tax rulings in the wake of the 2014 media revelations by some 50 percent.The issue saw former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employee Antoine Deltour face prison time for leaking the secret rules to the media, posing larger questions on whistleblower protection laws.But Bettel maintained that his country was fully compliant with tax standards and had not committed a crime."There are over 20 countries in Europe doing [tax] rulings," he noted, echoing a similar refrain to his predecessor, Juncker.Luxembourg, under Juncker's decade-long leadership of the country, had also repeatedly blocked the rolling back of aggressive tax planning schemes throughout the EU, according to a cache of German cables leaked earlier this year.Bettel also opposes any pan-EU taxation system and refuses to impose any sort of tax on financial transactions.The financial transaction tax, also known as the FTT, aims to raise money for the public good by imposing a 0.1 percent tax on shares and bonds, and 0.01 percent on derivative products."I am fully against and I will block that," said Bettel. But he noted that other member states are free to move ahead on the file as part of a two-speed Europe.He also added that people in Luxembourg should not have to pay more tax only "because other countries were not responsible with public finances."

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit by the new strain of ransomware — malicious software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release. In the United States, the malware affected companies such as the drugmaker Merck and Mondelez International, the owner of food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco.Its pace appeared to slow as the day wore on, in part because the malware appeared to require direct contact between computer networks, a factor that may have limited its spread in regions with fewer connections to Ukraine.The malware's origins remain unclear. Researchers picking the program apart found evidence its creators had borrowed from leaked National Security Agency code, raising the possibility that the digital havoc had spread using U.S. taxpayer-funded tools."The virus is spreading all over Europe and I'm afraid it can harm the whole world," said Victor Zhora, the chief executive of Infosafe IT in Kyiv , where reports of the malicious software first emerged early afternoon local time Tuesday.In Ukraine, victims included top-level government offices, where officials posted photos of darkened computer screens, as well as energy companies, banks, cash machines, gas stations, and supermarkets. Ukrainian Railways and the communications company Ukrtelecom were among major enterprises hit, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said in a Facebook post .The virus hit the radiation-monitoring at Ukraine's shuttered Chornobyl power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident, forcing it into manual operation.Multinational companies, including the global law firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk were also affected, although the firms didn't specify the extent of the damage.Ukraine bore the brunt with more than 60 per cent of the attacks, followed by Russia with more than 30 per cent , according to initial findings by researchers at the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. It listed Poland, Italy and Germany, in that order, as the next-worst affected.In the U.S, two hospitals in western Pennsylvania were hit; patients reported on social media that some surgeries had to be rescheduled. A spokeswoman for Heritage Valley Health System would say only that operational changes had to be made. A Wellsville, Ohio, woman at one of its hospitals to have her gallbladder removed said she noticed computer monitors off and nurses scurrying around with stacks of paperwork.Security experts said Tuesday's global cyberattack shares something in common with last month's outbreak of ransomware, dubbed WannaCry . Both spread using digital lock picks originally created by the NSA and later published to the web by a still-mysterious group known as the Shadowbrokers.Security vendors including Bitdefender and Kaspersky said the NSA exploit, known as EternalBlue, lets malware spread rapidly across internal networks at companies and other large organizations. Microsoft issued a security fix in March, but Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at the security firm Veracode, said it would only be effective if every single computer on a network were patched — otherwise, a single infected machine could infect all others."Once activated, the virus can automatically and freely distribute itself on your network," Ukraine's cyberpolice tweeted.Bogdan Botezatu, an analyst with Bitdefender, compared such self-spreading software to a contagious disease. "It's like somebody sneezing into a train full of people," he said.Ryan Kalember, a security expert at Proofpoint, said one reason the attacks appeared to be slowing down was that the ransomware appears to spread only when a direct contact exists between two networks — such as when a global company's Ukraine office interacts with headquarters.But once it hits a computer on a network, it spreads quickly, even among computers that have applied the fix for the NSA exploit."It's more harmful to the organization that it affects, but because it's not randomly spreading over the internet like WannaCry, it's somewhat contained to the organizations that were connected to each other," Kalember said.Botezatu said the new program appeared nearly identical to GoldenEye, a variant of a known family of hostage-taking programs known as "Petya." It demanded $300 in Bitcoin.Unlike typical ransomware, which merely scrambles personal data files, the program wreaking havoc Tuesday overwrites a computer's master boot record, making it tougher to restore even a machine that has been backed up, said Kalember.It may have first spread through a rogue update to a piece of Ukrainian accounting software called MEDoc, according to tweets by the country's cyberpolice unit. It said a rogue update seeded the infection across Ukraine. In a lengthy statement posted to Facebook, MEDoc acknowledged having been hacked.The motives of those behind the malware remain unknown. Ukraine has been a persistent target of pro-Russian hackers, who are blamed for twice shutting down large swaths of its power grid in the dead of winter and sabotaging its elections system in a bid to disrupt May 2014 national elections.Emails sent Tuesday to an address posted to the bottom of ransom demands went unreturned. That might be because the email provider hosting that address, Berlin-based Posteo, pulled the plug on the account before the infection became widely known.In an email, a Posteo representative said it had blocked the email address "immediately" after learning that it was associated with ransomware. The company added that it was in contact with German authorities "to make sure that we react properly."___Bajak reported from Houston. Associated Press writers Anick Jesdanun in New York, Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow, Larry Rosenthal in Beaver, Pennsylvania and Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, contributed to this report.Raphael Satter And Frank Bajak, The Associated Press.

Trudeau appoints his first climate change ambassador with revamped mandate-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped a long-time Canadian diplomat to step into a revamped role of Canada's ambassador for climate change.Canada hasn't had such an ambassador since January 2015.Jennifer MacIntyre fills the role as of Tuesday, with a mandate to push Canada's international relationships on the climate change file, including promoting Canadian clean technology businesses abroad.She is the fifth person to hold the title of ambassador for climate change — but the first where the role is not the equivalent of Canada's chief negotiator for climate change treaties.As such she will not be on hand next week when Trudeau sits down with other G20 leaders in Germany where the Paris climate change agreement will be front and centre.Instead her role is to find ways for Canada to take advantage of any international opportunities for trade and investment that climate change policies bring.MacIntyre spent most of the last four years as the ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.The Canadian Press.

NATO chief: US allies to spend $12 billion more this year-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BRUSSELS — NATO's chief says U.S. allies are projected to spend around $12 billion more on defence this year, after President Donald Trump berated them for failing to boost military budgets.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that "we have really shifted gears. The (spending) trend is up and we intend to keep it up."Unveiling new figures, Stoltenberg said European allies and Canada have increased spending by almost $46 billion over the last three years.He said 25 of NATO's 29 allies aim to raise defence spending in 2017.Only the United States, Britain, Estonia, debt-burden Greece and Poland met NATO's spending targets last year. Romania says it will meet the 2 per cent of GDP guideline this year, while Latvia and Lithuania plan to in 2018.The Associated Press.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.Firefighters are hoping to be able to put out hot spots on the southern end of the fire to allow residents to return to the ski town of Brian Head. Homes there have been evacuated since June 17 when authorities say it was started by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds on private land.The fire is the largest in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometres ).The blaze is one of several in the West. Crews in California were making gains against two new fires that spread quickly, and firefighters in Idaho battled five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush.

The Associated Press
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Trudeau touts open Canadian immigration system in face of Trump travel ban-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 27, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to promote Canada's open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.Trudeau said Tuesday during a news conference in Ottawa to wrap up the parliamentary sitting that government officials have had "multiple conversations" with the U.S. administration about protecting Canadian rights in the face of immigration decisions south of the border."But at the same time, Canadians have been very clear that we see immigration as a net positive, that we know we don't have to compromise security to build stronger, more resilient communities," he said. "I will continue to stand for Canadian values and Canadian success in our immigration system as I always have, whether it's in Washington or in Hamburg next week or elsewhere around the world."On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect.The justices will hear full arguments in October, but in the meantime, the court said Trump's ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."-Trudeau defends sniper role-In the wide-ranging news conference in the National Press Theatre, Trudeau was asked about topics ranging from trade concerns with the U.S. to recent news that a Canadian special forces member had shot and killed an ISIS fighter at a record distance for a sniper.Trudeau called the sniper actions "entirely consistent" with the role of troops in northern Iraq. The "advise and assist" mission has always had an element of defending Canadian forces as well as our coalition partners, he said."That is something that is integral to this mission, and that is something that has always been followed," he said.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has said the incident suggests Canadian forces are actually involved in direct combat in Iraq, and has called on Trudeau to provide the public with more details on the role of the mission.Trudeau said the incident should be "celebrated" for demonstrating the excellence in training and performance of duties by the Canadian Forces.National Defence said the sniper, part of the Joint Task Force 2 special forces unit, was supporting Iraqi forces when he shot an enemy fighter from 3,540 metres away.That is more than a kilometre farther than the previous record, held by a British sniper who shot a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2009.Trudeau also said he broke his key electoral promise to reform Canada's electoral system because there was no compromise from other parties, and he didn't want to use his Liberal majority to ram through fundamental change."There was no path to do that."-'No path' on electoral reform-Trudeau said Liberals preferred a ranked ballot system, while the NDP wanted a proportional voting system that would have led to "fragmented" parties.Conservatives wanted to keep the status quo, he said."It was a very difficult decision for me," Trudeau said in describing his decision to break the promise.Asked about when the government will eliminate the deficit, Trudeau said his government is targeting billions in new spending on infrastructure and other services Canadians need and will not put a timeframe on when it will "arbitrarily" balance the books.Trudeau also touted what he sees as the government's key accomplishments so far, namely helping improve the quality of life for the middle class and taking steps to tackle the opioid crisis before taking questions.The prime minister also reacted to a new round of anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Canada's softwood lumber industry by the U.S. Department of Commerce. He said he is focused on being "constructive" and working toward a deal that will help protect thousands of jobs in Canada.Earlier Tuesday, the prime minister issued a statement to mark Multiculturalism Day.'Differences make us strong'"Canadians come from every corner of the world, speak two official languages and hundreds more, practise many faiths, and represent many cultures," he said. "Multiculturalism is at the heart of Canada's heritage and identity, and as Canadians, we recognize that our differences make us strong."Canada's tradition of multiculturalism has meant fresh perspectives and new answers to old problems, Trudeau said.Noting that Canada is celebrating both the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Trudeau said the milestones are a reminder of the values that unite Canadians: Openness, inclusion and deep respect for our differences."Whoever we are, wherever we come from, these values bring us together as equal members of this great country," he said.

U.S.-led coalition envoy visits Syria to discuss Raqqa aftermath-YAHOONEWS-[Reuters]-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against Islamic State visited north Syria on Wednesday and met the council planning to run Raqqa after its capture from the jihadists to assure it of support, one of its members said.The U.S.-led coalition is supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that began fighting inside Raqqa three weeks ago.The SDF announced the creation of the Raqqa Civil Council in April to replace militant rule in a city that has for three years been Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria.McGurk has met the council in Ain Issa in north Syria twice before in meetings that were not publicized, a member of the Raqqa Civil Council, Omar Alloush, said.Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the coalition, said coalition members are routinely in northern Syria working with the SDF and other local entities including the council. He could not confirm McGurk's visit on Wednesday and referred queries to the special envoy's office.Alloush said McGurk and other coalition officials, including its deputy commander Major General Rupert Jones, promised infrastructure help but did not discuss how much money was available."They did not specify any sum, but they decided we will support first removing mines, lifting rubble, maintenance of schools, then electricity stations and water," Alloush said.This month, volunteers at the council told Reuters they had informed the coalition it would take about $10 million a year to restore power and water supplies, roads and schools.(Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Cluster bombs kill at least 15 in eastern Syria-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

BEIRUT — A cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of devastating airstrikes along the Euphrates River ValleyTwo Syrian monitoring groups, Deir Ezzor 24 and Justice For Life, said the weapons were dropped on the village of Doblan by an unidentified jet. Russian, Syrian, and U.S.-led coalition aircraft are all known to operate in the area.Cluster bombs are designed to spread small bomblets across a wide area, but many fail to explode, endangering civilians long after the fighting has ended.Omar Abou Layla, the head of Deir Ezzor 24, said 15 bodies, including of women and children, were recovered in the village. He said residents expect to find many more killed.Ali Rahbe, of Justice For Life, said local informants counted at least 35 dead in the village, which is between the IS strongholds of al-Mayadeen and Boukamal.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the initial toll at 30 dead.At least 57 people were killed in an airstrike on an IS-run jail in the Euphrates River Valley on Monday. Activists said that airstrike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition. The coalition said it was looking into the reports.Turkey's military meanwhile said it returned fire after an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.A statement Wednesday said the People's Protection Units, or YPG, fired on Turkish territory overnight with anti-aircraft weapons from Syria's Afrin region. Turkish artillery units returned fire, destroying the "detected targets."The YPG is the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia that is battling the Islamic State group in the extremists' de facto capital, Raqqa. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.Turkey was angered by a U.S. decision last month to arm the Syrian Kurds, fearing the weapons will end up in the hands of Kurdish rebels in Turkey.The Associated Press.

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town-[Reuters]-By Kanupriya Kapoor-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved would be the first evidence that civilians trapped in besieged Marawi City have been decapitated during the five-week stand by militants loyal to the Islamic State group, as some who escaped the city have previously reported.Some 71 security forces and 299 militants have been killed and 246,000 people displaced in the conflict, which erupted after a failed attempt on May 23 to arrest a Filipino militant commander backed by Islamic State's leadership.President Rodrigo Duterte promised to destroy the militants in Marawi and said the Philippines was now dealing with "a very dangerous situation" due to young Muslims inspired by the "mass insanity" of Islamic State."All they do is just to kill and destroy, and killing in a most brutal way," he said at an event where he received hundreds of sniper and assault rifles donated by China to help the military campaign in Marawi."They enjoy decapitating people in front of cameras. They have to be dealt with, with the same ferocity but not the brutality," he said.The information about the beheadings came via a text message to reporters from Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia of the Western Mindanao Command. Garcia did not respond to repeated requests for details.A civilian rescue worker, Abdul Azis Lomondot, told Reuters body parts were found, but with "no proof of beheading".Military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera said bodies were found separately in two groups, of 12 and five, but he was unable to confirm if the five were beheaded.The battle entered its 36th day on Wednesday, with intense gunfights and bombing in the heart of the town and black-clad fighters seen from afar running between buildings as explosions rang out.The rebels' hold on Marawi, while incurring the full force of a military for years trained by its U.S. counterparts, has much of the region on edge, concerned that Islamic State's influence may run deeper than thought.Those fears are also being felt in Malaysia and Indonesia, whose nationals are among the Maute group of rebels fighting in Marawi, suggesting the group may have built a cross-border network that has gone largely undetected.-RISING TOLL-Military spokesman Restituto Padilla earlier said it was likely that many civilians had been killed and the death toll - at 27 before the latest 17 were announced - was only what the authorities could confirm independently and escapees had reported many in the area of fighting."(It) may increase significantly," Padilla told reporters. "There have been a significant number that have been seen."Padilla said the cause of all of those deaths would be "atrocities committed by the terrorists".Among those atrocities, the army says, have been residents being forced to loot homes, take up arms or become sex slaves.Videos have appeared this month on the website of Islamic State's Amaq news agency and its social media channels of hostages in Marawi pleading for their lives, saying they would be beheaded if air strikes were not stopped. Clips have also appeared of kneeling captives, shot in the head from behind.Reuters was unable to confirm the authenticity of the footage.The military has so far been reluctant to discuss the possibility that the real impact of the fighting on civilians could be far more severe than has been reported.It has played down the impact of daily air strikes and mortar assaults aimed at rebel sniper positions, which have reduced areas of the lakeside town to rubble and alarmed people stuck there, some of whom have said the shelling was a bigger threat than the militants.Military spokesman Padilla said troops needed more time to finish what was a tricky mission, complicated by trapped civilians, hostages and booby traps.(For a graphic on battle for Marawi, click http://tmsnrt.rs/2sqmHDf)(Additional reporting by Neil Jerome Morales in MANILA; Writing by Martin Petty)

CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)

REVELATION 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)

DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)

REVELATION 9:12-18
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)

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          US SAYS IT APPEARS ASSAD IS GETTING READY TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON INNOCENT PEOPLE AGAIN-TRUMP SAYS DON;T YOU DARE OR THE MISSLES WILL DESTROY YOUR LAND AGAIN.   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

ISAIAH 17:1,11-14
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.(DAMASCUS FRYED TO A PULP)
11  In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12  Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations,(USELESS U.N) that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13  The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14  And behold at evening tide trouble; and before the morning he is not.(ASSAD KILLED IN OVERNIGHT RAID) This is the portion of them that spoil us,(ISRAEL) and the lot of them that rob us.

AMOS 1:5
5  I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden:(IRAQ) and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir,(JORDAN) saith the LORD.(I belive ISIS-DAMASCUS GET NUKED BY ISRAEL)

Nikki Haley‏Verified account @nikkihaley 14h14 hours ago-JUNE 27,17-Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.

U.S. says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducts such an attack.The White House statement said preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.Trump ordered the strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria in April in reaction to what Washington said was a poison gas attack by Assad's government that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory. Syria denied it carried out the attack.The strike put Washington in confrontation with Russia, which has advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.U.S. officials at the time called the intervention a "one-off" intended to deter future chemical weapons attacks and not an expansion of the U.S. role in the Syrian war.(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Sandra Maler and Paul Tait)

White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — The White House says it has found "potential" evidence that Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack.Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. "has identified potential preparations" for another chemical attack by the Assad government that it says "would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children."He says the activities are similar to those made before an April chemical attack. The Trump administration launched missile strikes in retaliation for that attack, which it blamed on Assad.Spicer warns that "if Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."The White House has provided no immediate evidence to back up its claims.The Associated Press.

CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)

REVELATION 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)

DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)

REVELATION 9:12-18
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)

Focus-China's 16+1 foray into Central and Eastern Europe By Eric Maurice-euobserver

Prague, 26. Jun, 13:27-Half a decade after it was launched, the network of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries has brought uneven economical and political fruits so far.The so-called 16+1 was established in 2012 as Beijing's initiative to cover various issues such as investment, trade, but also culture or education.The group includes 11 EU countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; and five non-EU countries from the Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.It fits into China's global strategy to engage new partners in political and economic ties in different formats.Despite having a permanent secretariat, the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries - the initiative's official name - is more a series of bilateral relationships with no overall coherence, as experts pointed out in discussions at the Prague European Summit conference earlier this month."It's not really a multilateral format," Petr Kratochvil, the director of Prague's Institute of International Relations, told EUobserver."It's more a group of countries that China took to have bilateral ties with. It's mainly Poland and Hungary in terms of investment, and Romania and Serbia for building projects."China's interest in the 16+1 countries is different from one country to another.In the Czech Republic, Kratochvil noted, the Chinese have mainly invested in real estate, a football club - Slavia Prague, which just won the Czech championship - or the media."It's not really the kind of investment the country wants, because it doesn't produce anything," he said.In Budapest, meanwhile, the government announced last week that Hungary and China would soon start to cooperate in the healthcare industry – from making medical equipment to developing biotechnologies.Kratochvil noted that the amount of Chinese investments in the region had remained limited and was concentrated on a few high profile infrastructure projects, such as the Budapest-Belgrade high-speed railway that Chinese companies plan to build.The focus on infrastructure shows that China considers Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) a full part of the One Belt-One Road initiative – an investment and infrastructure plan, spanning from China to the Middle-East and Africa through to Central Asia."Southern and Eastern Europe are a testing ground for the Belt and Road," Anastas Vangeli, from the Polish Academy of Sciences, told EUobserver.He said that 16+1 was more an "experiment" than a "Chinese plan", and that Beijing tries "to see whether this type of diplomacy can help them boost economic relations.""To put it very simply, the whole idea is to find ways to boost the economy outside China, to generate demand for Chinese goods," Vangeli said, adding: "And these are not cheap goods: high speed railways, satellites systems or nuclear technology."Agatha Kratz, from the European Council on Foreign Relations, a London-based think-tank, told EUobserver that: "The first idea was to treat CEE as Asia and Africa.""That was a big shock, they explained that loans for projects that China would build were not going to happen."For Kratz, the success of the 16+1 initiative is to be found on the political side than in the economic side.She pointed out that annual summits between the 17 leaders, usually in Europe, constitute a "formal channel of communication".-A pragmatic question-After five years, the 16+1 format "has shown its limits, but it will continue," Kratz added.For China, the forum is "high-level enough and it helps to understand how best to promote what it can do in Europe".For CEE countries, the summits are "one more bilateral forum, one more way to have meetings with China and explain what they [CEE countries] need from it."For countries that are either part of the EU or willing to join it in the future, the Chinese partnership is "a pragmatic question", Kratochvil insisted.Although some leaders, such as Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban or Czech president Milos Zeman, are supportive of certain Chinese positions – for instance Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea – the region is not going to become a Chinese "ally"."The idea of a strategic shift is nonsense," Kratochvil said.

DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS

1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

REVELATION 18:23
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.

REVELATION 9:21
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)

Myanmar, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 million-[Reuters]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

BANGKOK/YANGON (Reuters) - Officials in Myanmar and Thailand burned illegal narcotics worth more than $800 million on Monday to mark the UN day against drug abuse and trafficking.The move came even as authorities struggle to stem the flood of illicit drugs in the region, with Thailand's justice minister last year saying the country's war on drugs was failing.In Thailand's Ayutthaya province, more than 9 tonnes of drugs with a street value of over 20 billion baht ($590 million) went up in smoke including methamphetamines, known locally as "yaba" or "crazy drug", according to police."Currently, we are able to take down a lot of networks, including ... transnational networks bringing drugs into Thailand ... to be shipped to Malaysia and other countries," Sirinya Sitthichai, Secretary-General of the Office of Narcotics Control Board, told reporters in Ayutthaya.In neighboring Myanmar, the police said they destroyed confiscated drugs worth around $217 million.Myanmar remains one of the world's largest producers of illicit drugs, including opium, heroin and methamphetamines. Those narcotics are often smuggled into China.Last year, law makers in Myanmar voiced disappointment over the country's lackluster efforts to tackle the drug problem.The market for methamphetamines has been growing in Southeast Asia, the United Nations has said. It estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013.(Reporting by Juarawee Kittisilpa in AYUTTHAYA and Aye Win Myint in YANGON; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Joseph Radford)

Pot insider says dispensaries are 'dreaming' if they think they'll be part of legalization framework-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Omar Khan sat down with Matt Galloway on Metro Morning to discuss big questions that have yet to be answered in the federal government's push to develop a legal framework for recreational marijuana sales by July 2018.Khan is former chief of staff to the Ontario health minister and he now works with the marijuana industry as vice president, public affairs of Hill + Knowlton strategies.Questions and answers have been condensed.Matt Galloway: How prepared is this country for legal weed? Omar Khan: I think right now you have a patchwork of readiness. You have provinces like Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick who are fairly well advanced in terms of their thinking. And you have others, like Manitoba and Saskatchewan, who quite frankly are a little bit further behind.MG: What are the big questions that still have to be answered? OK: I think one of the points that's getting less attention is where will one be able to use marijuana. For example, you can walk down a public sidewalk and smoke a cigarette, but you can't walk down the sidewalk and drink a beer. I think that's a conversation that needs to happen.MG: Do you think that people will be allowed to smoke marijuana in parks, if they can't have an open bottle of alcohol there now? OK: There's a lot of evidence that suggests that harm associated with marijuana use is less than that associated with regular alcohol use. So I think it's something that the province of Ontario especially is going to be looking at as they move forward with their strategy.MG: What about the sale issue? OK: Since the government has set a fairly aggressive timeline for legalization — some have said, July 2018 — I think it's going to be very difficult for the government to have an up-and-running, bricks-and-mortar retail operation by this time next year essentially. I think the government is looking at three options: one would be a wholly government-run crown corporation a la LCBO; I think another option would be a heavily regulated system that gives out private licences for retailing; and then, the third option would be what we call a hybrid. Some private licences combined with a government-run system, similar to how beer and wine is distributed in Ontario.MG: Which way do you think they are leaning?OK: I know the Ontario government started looking at this seriously, right after the election of the Trudeau government. I know the attorney general, Yassir Naqvi, is working away feverishly to put together some options for cabinet to consider. I also know the premier is very big on consultation, so I suspect that before any plan is rolled out, there will be a robust public consultation.MG: Can you have robust public consultation and still set up that regulatory body in time? OK: I know they've been working at this hard for a year or so. The timeline's going to be a challenge no doubt. That's why I suspect that if there are going to be public consultations, as I presume there will be, they'll be rolling them out fairly shortly.MG: Is the timeline too tight? OK: It is what it is. Having worked in government, I know that sometimes you have to set a deadline to get everybody working away at achieving a goal. At the end of the day, what's important is that we are going to have legalized adult use of recreational cannabis in this country. And, industry, government, all involved stakeholders need to start working very fast to get this done right.MG: You work with the industry now. What do they want to know? OK: Like members of the public, they are waiting for more information about what the retail distribution model will look like. But I think industry is very interested in sharing some of their expertise when it comes to distribution. There are a lot of players who have a lot of experience dealing with controlled substances. So for example, pharmacies, care centres. I want to give kudos to Mayor Tory who spoke out vigorously against the illegal dispensaries that are out there right now. The one question everyone needs to ask is, where are these people getting their supply? We have 50 licensed producers or marijuana in this country right now.MG: So where are they getting their supply? OK: I don't want to open myself up to defamation. But they're not getting them from the licensed producers because none of them would risk their licence by providing supply illegally.MG: The assumption from many of the illegal dispensaries is that they're going to be part of the new regime.OK: I think they are dreaming in technicolour. There is no way the province of Ontario or any other province is going to give a retail distribution licence to any entity that's involved in criminal activity.MG: Do you really think we'll meet this deadline? OK: The good thing [Finance Minister] Morneau has put out there is that if there's a province that isn't ready with an up-and-running distribution system next year, there will be a fallback, and I suspect that will be online sales.

FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

REVELATION 8:7
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Spain sends reinforcements as fire spreads near wildlife reserve-Agence France-Presse-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Madrid (AFP) - Firefighters were battling Monday to contain a blaze threatening a renowned national park in southern Spain which has already led to the evacuation of some 2,000 people.Authorities were sending additional firefighters to tackle the flames at the Donana Natural Park in southwestern Spain near Huelva, a fire service spokesman told AFP."The flames are not under control, they are spreading," he added, though no injuries have been reported.The blaze comes a week after wildfires killed over 60 people in neighbouring Portugal.Strong winds and scorching heat were complicating efforts to fight the blaze, which broke out Saturday near the town of Moguer, officials said.The fire has not yet hit the neighbouring Donana National Park, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1994 and is well known for the extensive biodiversity of its dunes, wetlands and woods."The flames have not reached the national park," the official in charge of the environment with the regional government of Andalusia, Jose Fiscal Lopez, told Spanish public television."A special effort was made during the night on the front which threatened the park the most," he added.The national park is one of Spain's most important wildlife sanctuaries and a popular tourist attraction.It is home to a variety of animals, including endangered species such as the Spanish imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx, a large cat found only in Spain and Portugal.Officials temporarily evacuated a lynx breeding centre on Sunday as a precaution.A female Iberian lynx died at the Acebuche captive breeding centre on Saturday "due to stress" during its capture for evacuation, the centre said in a statement.The other lynxes are "safe and sound", said the mayor of Moguer, Gustavo Cuellar. "Each lynx held in captivity is receiving detailed care."Over 200 firefighters backed by 15 vehicles and seven planes were battling the blaze on Monday morning, emergency services said.The cause remained unknown but Fiscal Lopez said officials were "certain" human activity played a role."It remains to be seen if this was with (criminal) intent or due to negligence," he added.The fire prompted the closure of several roads and the evacuation of some 2,000 people, including guests at camp sites and several hotels.There were no immediate details on how much land had been burned so far.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

LUKE 2:1-3
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

Opinion-New initiative could trump the Visegrad Group By Wojciech Przybylski-euobserver

Warsaw, 26. Jun, 17:09-"New Europe" was a term coined by the administration of former US president George W. Bush.When the USA decided to invade Iraq, this term was used to differentiate between – and celebrate – the solidarity of new Nato members compared to the reluctance of the old allies.Since then, the intricacies of European politics – from smaller initiatives to larger regional alliances and even to the inner-workings of the EU itself – have grown considerably.Many wishing to weaken Europe’s position and potential on the global stage try to exploit this division of old vs new, and it is something all leaders on the continent should be wary of.With that still in mind, on 6 July US president Donald Trump will arrive in Warsaw and take part in an assembly of one of these regional alliances, the Three Seas Initiative (TSI) – a meeting of the EU leaders representing Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).The three seas is a reference to the countries situated between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas.The initiative is seen as a major diplomatic triumph of the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, who is also the leader of the TSI and desperate for a win.However, the TSI is just one of many political groupings in the CEE region with a primary focus on influencing EU policy. Other such groupings of more or less importance are the Visegrad Group (V4), Slavkov triangle, Danube Region, Weimar Triangle and Nordic-Baltic cooperation.While their main focus is on fostering cooperation within the EU, such formations are becoming increasingly interesting for external powers such as China (in the so-called 16+1 format) and now the US.Trump’s visit will definitely put a spotlight on the TSI and help this format to continue.TSI members – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia – pledged in their founding declaration a year ago to foster regional projects in the areas of energy, transportation, digital communication and economic sectors in CEE.However, according to analysts who are advancing the concept, like Bartosz Wisniewski, the head of research office at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), the region still has a long way to go when it comes to its economic development.The TSI is meant to complement connectivity between the East and West of Europe, with greater connectivity along the north-south axis, thanks in no small part to the EU's financial contribution.-Not quite quid pro quo-The US has already increased on their military presence in the region, even more so than had been originally promised by the administration of former US president Barack Obama.The LNG (liquid natural gas) terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland – a strategically important facility allowing for more energy independence in the region – has only recently celebrated the arrival of its first transportation from the US and awaits its next shipment from Qatar, and other countries.Justifiably suspicious of their eastern neighbour, Poland will most likely take the opportunity to sup-port the recent sanctions that were proposed by the US Senate last week on contractors for the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) project, as well as other significant Russian businesses.In comparison, both Trump and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban have sought to lift the sanctions on Russia, a sentiment that is also shared today by Austria, a member of the TSI, whose companies are contractors for the NS2.However, according to PISM these differences are fine, as they are neither an attempt to undermine European integration, nor a block to ward off Russia.To the Czechs and Slovaks, the TSI, especially now, might be a little more problematic.While they agree with the goal of north-south connectivity, they are cautious – if not suspicious – of the political dimension.V4 is the most important format to Slovakia, whereas the country treats the TSI more like a one time event.For Slovaks, there is no political content in this grouping. And, beyond that, there is no security component and no political dimension for the country.Czech officials have also expressed reservations towards Poland, a country that, along with Hungary, emphasises the East-West divide. The radicalisation of some V4 members also does not help.Poles automatically reject all ideas from the Western members, a Czech diplomat recently told Gazeta Wyborcza.A member of the Czech ministry of foreign affairs, who was quoted in the same article, went even further, claiming that the idea of a Three Seas Initiative is unacceptable because of its 20th century neo-imperial origin.Such criticism is dismissed by PISM analysts, who underline that despite any apparent differences, Slovakia and Czech Republic will send their representation.Despite many reservations, the obvious champion of the initiative has become the Croatian president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Allegedly, her personal involvement was of key importance to the US delegation.The TSI clearly goes along with her plans for her LNG terminal in Croatia that will improve gas sup-ply diversification – independent of Russia – and increase energy cooperation in the region.-Needing a pat on the back-It might be too simplistic, but there is the chance that Trump is using the occasion as a slight against German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron.Is this a not-too-subtle comment about how Trump sees future European cooperation? The question needing to be answered by EU leaders will be whether they think Trump is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face.That worries some, who do not believe that the Polish ministry of foreign affairs can handle a diplomatically sensitive visit.Warsaw, already isolated in the EU, may want to be even more confrontational after Trump's visit. This will also not help to reconcile with Brussels, Berlin or Paris.Furthermore, it will not help to build regional solidarity, since the northern and southern neighbours of Poland will not feel like taking part in fist-fights that would complicate relations with their Western partners.No matter how well-intentioned these leaders are in developing ties between their nations, they will all struggling with domestic and regional issues, as well as questionable popular support.It all makes the meeting feel more like the international conference of future political pariahs.Wojciech Przybylski is the editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight, and chairman of the Res Publica Foundation in Warsaw. His new book ‘Understanding Central Europe’, co-edited with Marcin Moskalewicz, will be published by Routledge in the second half of 2017.

UK visitors set to pay into EU budget after Brexit By Nikolaj Nielsen-june 27,17-euobserver

BRUSSELS, Today, 22:25-British nationals may end up paying into the EU general budget after the UK leaves the European Union.An EU proposal to tighten border security controls for all visa-free travellers sometime in 2020 will be generating cash by demanding fees from holidaymakers. The fees will pay for annual running costs.But an European Commission official on Monday (26 June) said any surplus revenue would also then go to the EU budget and reduce member state contributions.Proposed last November, the Commission's European Travel Information and Authorisation System (Etias), will screen all visa-free travellers before they enter the passport-free Schengen zone of 26 European states."Any accumulated surplus generated by the Etias revenues would in any case revert back to the EU general budget and hence reduce member state contributions," the Commission official told MEPs.A five-year application under the scheme is €5. The fee is small but the UK's total sum in the pot is not insignificant.Brits made 35 million holiday trips to the EU last year alone with around a third going to Spain, followed by France and Greece. Another 5.5 million were business trips.A spokesperson from the UK-based Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) told EUobserver that the UK holiday figures to the EU have increased substantially in the past few years.He noted that 2016 was "an all time record".Abta wants the British government to negotiate an exemption for UK nationals in Etias, noting that "it is in everyone's interest to keep these flows going."The UK government, meanwhile, says it is determined to get the best possible deal for the country.A UK government spokesperson said Etias was just "one of many areas that may need to be addressed as we leave the EU and agree a new partnership."It is also likely to stir up resentment among people who campaigned to leave the EU, given that British nationals may still be footing, albeit indirectly, the EU budget after Brexit.Commission estimates suggest Etias will cost over €200 million to launch and around €85 million to maintain annually. Discussions between the EU institutions have yet to start but the plan is to reach an agreement before the end this year.German Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht said the EU would be better off making it easier for people to travel than imposing a new system that not only creates more red tape but also blanket collects personal data."Making it easier for people from countries, which are also democracies, to travel to the European Union and back is a positive thing and we need not to make that more difficult but easier," he said on Monday.EU nationals, for their part, took 10 million holiday trips and some 7 million business trips to the UK in 2016.

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Before tragedy strikes': Liberals launch centre to prevent homegrown terrorism-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

The federal government has launched a new centre tasked with preventing the radicalization of Canadian young people.A special adviser will be named in the coming months to oversee the local outreach and research projects funded through the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.The centre will have dedicated staff, but will be located within the existing Public Safety Canada space.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Canada must become a world leader in understanding and dealing with radicalization that leads to violence, in order to retain its national character as an open, diverse society that is also safe and secure."The new Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will help us do as much as humanly possible to prevent radicalization to violence before tragedy strikes," Goodale said in a statement. "It will support and empower local leaders to develop initiatives that are suited to their community."Last year's budget set aside $35 million over five years and $10 million each year after to combat radicalization and violence in Canada.Ontario Liberal MP Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage (multiculturalism), said the new centre will drive better research, understanding and engagement, with a special focus on youth vulnerable to radicalization. Building up trust relationships and opening lines of communication are critical to combating radicalism at the ground level, he said.-No boundaries to extremist views-The centre will not focus on Islamist extremism alone, but will cover a wide spectrum, because while some attacks are perpetrated by Islamist extremists, others target Muslims, Virani said."When we look at what's happening across the country, radicalization is not endemic to any one group, institution, race or religion," he said. "It doesn't have particular boundaries that are tied to a religion or an ideology. That's very important to keep in mind because that's a situation we need be upfront about in terms of where the threats are coming from and not focusing on any one particular community."In January, six people were killed and 19 others injured in an attack by a gunman at a Quebec CIty mosque.-Domestic acts of terror-Last August, Aaron Driver died in an altercation with police in Strathroy, Ont. RCMP believe he was preparing to carry out a suicide bombing in a public place.That incident came less than two years after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo while he stood on guard at the National War Memorial, an act the RCMP called terrorism, before making his way to Parliament Hill.Jeremy Littlewood, a terrorism expert at Ottawa's Carleton University, said Canada's domestic terrorism problem is smaller than some of our closest allies, but that doesn't mean there is no danger.Littlewood said it's too early to tell if Canada's approach will work to combat domestic terrorism, but he said it is wise not to target only one group of extremists."Making it one type of terrorism specific, for example, al-Qaeda or ISIS-inspired terrorism, is a recipe for creating fear, suspicion and perpetuating the notion of suspect communities within a population," he said.Littlewood said success will depend partly on sustained funding, and an openness about what is working and what is not.The government is accepting proposals for the Community Resilience Fund as of July 6, 2017, which has $1.4 million available to fund projects in 2018-19. For subsequent years, there will be $7 million for continuing and new projects.Ten projects have already received funding for counter-radicalization work.

Crowd flows, camera coverage being studied to bolster Parliament Hill security-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

OTTAWA — Security officials say they're ready for the throngs set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada's 150th birthday celebration Saturday.But that doesn't mean federal researchers are done thinking about how to better protect the country's seat of democracy in the months and years ahead.Advisers are gathering data on everything from crowd flows to video-camera placement to ensure both security and openness in the parliamentary precinct.Parliament Hill security is a "tough nut to crack" because of the fine balance between guarding the most important democratic institutions while keeping the grounds open to people, said Rami Youssef of the federal Centre for Security Science, a wing of Defence Research and Development Canada.After a gunman stormed the Hill in October 2014, dying in a hail of bullets in the Hall of Honour, the centre completed two studies. One looked at the physical security of Parliament's Centre Block, while the other delved into procedures for handling visitors and employees in the parliamentary precinct.The most tangible result of the armed assault was creation of the unified Parliamentary Protective Service, drawing together forces from the RCMP, House of Commons and Senate.The centre's researchers need more information before making the next set of recommendations to decision-makers, Youssef said in an interview."The reality is there's a lot of data to be collected, and a lot of data to be studied and analyzed," he said. "We have to go little by little, because they cannot make any drastic changes just overnight."Researchers are interested in the varied nature of the crowds that turn up on Parliament Hill, as well as the ebb and flow of pedestrian traffic at different times of day.Plans were revealed four years ago to boost video-camera coverage of the Hill substantially to guard against possible attacks by detecting abandoned packages, suspicious activity and disturbances.Researchers are studying different types of cameras, their placement and the percentage of visual coverage on the Hill, Youssef said.Work has been focused to date on trying to prevent attacks in the parliamentary precinct but, time permitting, the centre might explore other types of threats and hazards, such as an earthquake or other natural disaster, he added.Many parts of the Hill are undergoing extensive renovations. That could be a welcome opportunity to embed security changes into revamped buildings, Youssef said.The new Parliamentary Protective Service is working with the centre researchers on projects throughout the precinct, but disclosing details of the efforts "would expose operational tactics and measures" that could affect safety, said Melissa Rusk, a spokeswoman for the protective service.Federal officials are also reviewing the mandate of the Government Operations Centre, the focal point for monitoring major national events and emergencies. In addition, they are seeking a new home for the Ottawa-based centre.During the 2014 shooting, the centre lacked computer technicians, food was limited and senior emergency officials weren't in the building, according to internal documents released two years ago. — Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter-Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press.

3,000 N.L. Muslims gather for Eid celebrations at Jack Byrne Arena-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Muslims in the St. John's area joined with others around the world in celebrating Eid Sunday — the festival that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan.The celebration at Jack Byrne Arena Sunday morning began with prayers and then a meet and greet with tea, coffee, and snacks."After prayer, we had refreshments, and after refreshments they put out some bouncy castles for kids to play on," Reem Abu-Hendi said.The local celebration is huge — about 3,000 Muslims packed the Jack Byrne Arena early Sunday morning."The community at first, was not that large so like the mosque used to accommodate us but now it's really big like 3,000 people in one place, it's amazing," she said."Just to see all the Muslims in one place, it's a great feeling." Abu-Hendi said.Ramadan is a sacred time for Muslims, who believe that it was when the Qur'an — the holy book — was revealed through the prophet Muhammad."It's 30 days but this year it happened to be 29 because of the moon,"  Ayamen Shaawen said.The month, which started this year May 26, includes dawn-to-dusk fasting, and ends with a religious holiday called Eid."We fast from 3 a.m. until 9 p.m. so it's 18 hours a day," Abu-Hendi said.The fasting can be challenging, but that's what makes it worthwhile, she said."Your body just gets adjusted to it, and I would say it's thirst more than hunger, so you can usually go about your daily activities but around 6 p.m.-7 p.m., I'm done," she said.Without food all day, you'd think there might be a lot of cranky people walking around who are "hangry," but Abu-Hendi says it's all about willpower."Ramadan teaches you patience and self-control. If we lose to anger we could break our fast," she said."It's more of a self-discipline thing," Shaawen said.Volunteers who set up the event get up at the crack of dawn to prepare the arena for the 3,000 attendees."It's a big challenge for those who volunteer to organize it. Before we had a smaller community and our mosque was able to accommodate the size of our community but not anymore," said organizer Ayse Sule."It's a team effort," said Moein Shahwan, vice-resident of the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador."It brings lots of richness to our community and we are proud of it," Sule said.

Relatives of serial killer's victims speak of pain, guilt and anger-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — One after another, family and friends of a serial killer's victims described overwhelming guilt, anger and profound sadness when they learned their loved ones had been murdered by an Ontario nurse who was supposed to care for them.And many spoke about their loss of faith in the province's long-term care system, where Elizabeth Wettlaufer was allowed to cast her "shadow of death" over vulnerable seniors for nearly a decade.Wettlaufer was sentenced Monday in a Woodstock, Ont., court to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years after she pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.The 50-year-old nurse used insulin trying — and in most cases succeeding  — to kill vulnerable victims in her care at three Ontario long-term care facilities and a private home. Her crimes began in 2007 and didn't stop until she confessed to the killings at a psychiatric hospital in Toronto last fall.Sandy Millard, whose 87-year-old mother, Gladys Jean Millard, was murdered by Wettlaufer in 2011 at Caressant Care in Woodstock, told court about the depression she has fallen into."Finding out she was killed by a huge injection of medication she did not need broke my heart," she said.Her daughter, and Millard's granddaughter, Shannon Emmerton, spoke through tears."I don't know if I will ever truly recover," she said.Patricia Matheson glared at Wettlaufer as she read a statement by her husband, whose mother, Helen Matheson, was killed by the nurse in 2011."I lost my mother for the second time. No funeral this time, just shock, followed by the question why," Jon Matheson wrote. "I placed my mother in a facility I researched never once considering she would be a victim of such a despicable act. I ask why, because she didn't eat all the blueberry pie and ice cream?"The question of why Wettlaufer killed or hurt 14 people loomed large in court. In a lengthy video statement she gave to police last fall, she said she felt a "red surging" well up in her chest that was relieved after she completed a kill. She believed she was an instrument of God at times, but also killed because some residents were too much work, too burdensome.Many others, wracked by guilt, spoke of what-ifs."I simply feel guilty for not being able to protect my father as he had protected me," wrote David Silcox, whose father, James Silcox, was murdered in 2007.Justice Bruce Thomas acknowledged that guilt was the common theme of the 28 victim impact statements filed in court a few weeks ago."It is a complete betrayal of trust when a caregiver does not prolong life, but terminates it," he said. "But you cannot blame yourselves."Thomas described Wettlaufer's "free run" on her nine-year killing spree, with no oversight or even an inkling she had committed such calculated murders."Without her confessions, I am convinced these offences would never have been brought to justice," he said, calling Wettlaufer a "shadow of death that passed over them (the victims) on the night shift where she supervised."Debora Rivers said her grandmother, Mary Zarawinski, hated the nursing home when she first went there. There are a lot of old people here, she told her niece, even though Zarawinski was one of the oldest residents in the facility."She made it nice for everybody there," Rivers said outside court.She also noted that Wettlaufer had described Zarawinski as "'fun and feisty' — and she was.""The woman lived to be 96 years old for God's sake," Rivers said. "We have no way of knowing how long her life might have been," she said. "We were pretty sure she was going to make it to 100 and so was she."For her part, Wettlaufer apologized, crouching in the prisoner's box without looking at anyone."I am truly sorry for the people I injured or murdered," she said in a soft voice."Sorry is much too small a word. I hope that the families can find some peace and healing."Beverly Bertram, who is Wettlaufer's sole living victim, wrote about the physical pain she was in after the nurse injected her with insulin with the intent to kill her."It is really hard to describe, but I knew I was dying," she wrote in her statement. "I was doubled over in pain in my stomach...Just such pain. My whole body hurt...I thought I was screaming, but I was just moaning I guess."Bertram wrote that she has become a recluse since the incident, afraid of everyone, including her own shadow, and has lost all relationships with her family."I truly think sometimes I'd be better off if she did her deed."Shortly after Wettlaufer's sentencing hearing, the province announced it would hold a public inquiry into the murders to ensure a similar tragedy does not happen again.Liam Casey , The Canadian Press.

Demand for Canada 150 flags, brings seamstress out of retirement-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Canada Day is just under a week away and thanks to the demand for flags leading up to the big celebration, one New Brunswick woman has had to put her retirement on hold.Theresa King's basement is full of bright materials and the tools to turn them into something special. Since March, most of King's projects have been paused while she helps her former employer.- Cyclists pedal into New Brunswick for Canada 150 journey - Fredericton's Canada 150 funding largely focused on 'Indigenous reconciliation' "I thought I was going to be retired," King said with a laugh from her seat in front of a sewing machine.After 28 years working for The Flag Store in Thornton, Ont., she moved to Tower Hill, near St. Andrews. King was only given two years before her old boss came calling."The demand for Canadian flags for the 150 has been so dramatic that they have been out of flags forever," King said.So she agreed to help, thinking at first it would only be for a couple of weeks. Her estimate turned out to be off. Way off.Getting into the flag business-"By the time I'm finished, it will be about 2,500, three-foot-by-six-foot Canadian flags that I will have finished."Working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., King can put together about 250 flags a week, which despite their complexity, she will tell you is fast.In order to save on the shipping costs, King drove her first shipment of 1,400 flags to Ontario in May.There has been some time for King to enjoy some side projects, like altering a graduation dress, but she said she's happy to help her former colleagues.In her years working for The Flag Store, she said March always meant the beginning of the busy season. But Canada 150 she said, has created demand the store isn't normally accustomed to."Those girls are pretty tired too," King said. "They're just swamped and there just isn't enough time in the day."It isn't just King who is hard at work in the workshop, she enlisted her husband, Doug, to help out too.He'll be the first to tell you that he never planned on getting into the flag business. But after stencilling off bright red maple leafs from cloth, Doug King said the work keeps him out of trouble.While her time is occupied by piecing together red and white material, King will have a little variety in her life this week.-100 and counting-A text from her boss saw rolls of green, gold, and black arrive at her door with a request from the Jamaican consulate."I have 100 to make" she said, "So I can ship them on Wednesday."After being so busy, you would think King planned on taking Canada Day off to enjoy seeing some flags fly. Instead, she said she's only going to take a break to go to the market before getting back to work.With a goal of getting another 1,000 Canadian flags finished by September, she said her next delivery will be her vacation."That'll be my holiday" King said, "A few days off to drive to Ontario and deliver all the flags."

Canadians will soon have a law on how to dispose of mercury-filled light bulbs-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Canadians will soon have guidance from the federal government on how to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs in an environmentally responsible way.Bill C-238, a new act that sets out rules for a national light bulb disposal strategy, received royal assent on Thursday.The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act commits the government to identify ways to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs safely and establish guidelines for facilities that dispose of them, and then promote the program to Canadians.The bill also requires the environment minister to table the national strategy in Parliament within two years of the act receiving royal assent. -No regulations-Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher, who introduced the private member's bill, said there were no federal regulations outlining how to dispose of light bulbs."You can take your mercury-bearing light bulb, and you can throw it in your garbage bag and put it to the curb," he said.One regular, 13-watt residential compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) — the curly looking ones that are slowly replacing the traditional, round incandescent bulbs — contains on average 3.5 milligrams of mercury. Energy Star-certified CFLs contain 2.5 milligrams or less. Fluorescent tubes contain up to 12 milligrams.Fisher said about 1,150 kilograms of mercury end up in Canadian landfills each year, and can contaminate the environment.Mercury is also listed as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act."So this is an incredibly big issue," he said.Compact fluorescents on the rise-A 2014 federal ban on most residential incandescent bulbs means more Canadians are using compact fluorescent bulbs. A 2014 report from Statistics Canada noted that in 2011, three-quarters of households across the country used at least one CFL bulb.About half the households that used CFLs reported throwing them in the garbage, and Haligonians were the most likely to toss them, with 84 per cent doing so, the report said.-'Piecemeal' approach-Recycling facilities in some municipalities and provinces break CFL bulbs down and recycle about 98 per cent of the components, including the mercury. Some retailers also collect used bulbs to send to recyclers.But Fisher described that as a "piecemeal" approach.He encourages Canadians to recycle their bulbs or simply hold on to them until the new law is developed."If the worst thing you have to do is put them in a cardboard box and leave them in your garage until the strategy comes forward, please do so, because what we'd like to see is no mercury-bearing light bulbs going into our landfills across Canada," said Fisher.

Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir-[Reuters]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said.Officials did not disclose the cause of the accident and provided few details.Videos posted on social media showed motorboats coming to the aid of passengers on the upper decks as the boat rocked from side to side. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists."At the moment we have nine people found dead. Another 99 people were rescued immediately and 40 more got out on their own," she said.Survivors on local television reports said they heard a loud noise before the boat began to sink and that not all of them had life jackets. Rescue operations were ongoing.Rescue workers and the air force were helping passengers at the scene, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a Twitter post.The large reservoir, about an hour from the central city of Medellin, is a popular tourist destination.(Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta and Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Richard Chang)

          Comentariu la Complicatiile extragerii ascitei de Dr Ditoiu Spital Fundeni -gastroenterolog-hepatolog   
Nu exista in Romania un program de transplant de celule stem hepatice.Eficienta unui tratament nu se poate stabili prin discutii pe net, teoretic, cu acelasi tratament unii pacienti merg foate rau iar altii foarte bine, depinde de caracteristicile fiecarui organism Cu stima
          Nickelodeon Austria And Nickelodeon Switzerland To Premiere "Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" On Sunday 6th August 2017   
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo return in Nickelodeon's season five anthology series, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on Sunday 6th August 2017 at 19:40 Uhr on Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) and Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz)! The latest season of TMNT follows the Turtles through a variety of action-packed and bizarre adventures that have never been seen before. Produced at Nickelodeon in Burbank, premieres from the new 20-episode season will continue to air every Sunday at 19:40 Uhr on Nickelodeon Österreich and Nickelodeon Schweiz.

Nickelodeon Northern Europe will also debut Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season five on Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) at 14:40 Uhr on Friday 4th August 2017.


Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles captures seven distinct stories from the hero brothers’ past and future, including their early days in New York City, encounters with villains and friends, and a peek into their distant, but wild future. Throughout the season, fans can expect to see both new and familiar friends and foes as each tale unfolds.


In the premiere episode, "Scroll of the Demodragon," Kavaxas (voiced by Mark Hamill (Star Wars) in the US dub), a hotheaded dragon man with mystical powers, partners with some of the Turtles’ worst foes to bring chaos to New York City. In the episode, the Turtles believe they have defeated their old enemies, but they soon discover a new evil is rising. Hamill lends his voice as the villainous Kavaxas during the next three premiere episodes.


Additional characters set to appear in Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles include: Count Vlad Dracula, the lord of the vampires; Savanti Romero, an evil time master from the future; Esmeralda, a kind and weary Romanian traveler with an expert knowledge of monsters; Sumo Kuma, a fierce and cunning Samurai commander; and Verminator Rex, the vicious leader of a gang.

The series is executive produced by Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman.



More Nick: Nickelodeon Reimagines The Iconic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" In All-New 2D Animated Series, "Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"!

Below is a list of currently announced all-new Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes set to debut on Nickelodeon Österreich and Nickelodeon Schweiz this summer:

Sunday 6th August 2017 at 19:40 Uhr - Die Schriftrolle des Dämondrachen (Scroll of the Demodragon): The Turtles believe they have defeated their old enemies, but they soon discover a new evil is rising. (#501)

Friday 13th August 2017 at 19:40 Uhr - Der vergessene Schwertkämpfer (The Forgotten Swordsman): Karai searches for the Kuro Kabuto, claiming to be the rightful heir to the Foot Clan, when she encounters an old rival. (#502)

More Nick: Nickelodeon Launches All-New Brand Refresh In Germany, Switzerland and Austria; Shortens On-Air Name To 'Nick'!

Source: Nick Pressecenter; H/T: Nick News (Germany).
Follow NickALive! on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, via RSS, on Instagram, and/or Facebook for the latest Nickelodeon Austria, Nickelodeon Switzerland and Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles News and Highlights!
          Nickelodeon Germany To Premiere "Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" On Friday 4th August 2017   
Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo return in Nickelodeon's season five anthology series, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on Friday 4th August 2017 at 14:40 Uhr on Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland)! The latest season of TMNT follows the Turtles through a variety of action-packed and bizarre adventures that have never been seen before. Produced at Nickelodeon in Burbank, premieres from the new 20-episode season will continue to air every Friday at 14:45 Uhr on Nickelodeon Deutschland.


Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles captures seven distinct stories from the hero brothers’ past and future, including their early days in New York City, encounters with villains and friends, and a peek into their distant, but wild future. Throughout the season, fans can expect to see both new and familiar friends and foes as each tale unfolds.


In the premiere episode, "Scroll of the Demodragon," Kavaxas (voiced by Mark Hamill (Star Wars) in the US dub), a hotheaded dragon man with mystical powers, partners with some of the Turtles’ worst foes to bring chaos to New York City. In the episode, the Turtles believe they have defeated their old enemies, but they soon discover a new evil is rising. Hamill lends his voice as the villainous Kavaxas during the next three premiere episodes.


Additional characters set to appear in Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles include: Count Vlad Dracula, the lord of the vampires; Savanti Romero, an evil time master from the future; Esmeralda, a kind and weary Romanian traveler with an expert knowledge of monsters; Sumo Kuma, a fierce and cunning Samurai commander; and Verminator Rex, the vicious leader of a gang.

The series is executive produced by Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman.



More Nick: Nickelodeon Reimagines The Iconic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" In All-New 2D Animated Series, "Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"!

Below is a list of currently announced all-new Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes set to debut on Nickelodeon Deutschland this summer:

Friday 4th August 2017 at 14:40 Uhr - Die Schriftrolle des Dämondrachen (Scroll of the Demodragon): The Turtles believe they have defeated their old enemies, but they soon discover a new evil is rising. (#501)

Friday 11th August 2017 at 14:45 Uhr - Der vergessene Schwertkämpfer (The Forgotten Swordsman): Karai searches for the Kuro Kabuto, claiming to be the rightful heir to the Foot Clan, when she encounters an old rival. (#502)

More Nick: Nickelodeon Launches All-New Brand Refresh In Germany, Switzerland and Austria; Shortens On-Air Name To 'Nick'!

Source: Nick Pressecenter; H/T: Nick News (Germany).
Follow NickALive! on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, via RSS, on Instagram, and/or Facebook for the latest Nickelodeon Germany and Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles News and Highlights!
          Sommario Europeo: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, 30 Giu - 06:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          Ochiul de apoi   
Romanian dainties collectionPostat în:Al treilea ochi: niste fotografii
          6/30/2017: FINANCIAL POST: GABRIEL SEEKS US$4.4B IN DAMAGES FROM ROMANIA   
Gabriel Resources Ltd. will seek US$ 4.4 billion in damages from Romania for losses related to its long-stalled Rosia Montana gold mine project in a claim that the Canadian miner plans to file Friday with a World Bank Tribunal. Gabriel, whose project...
          A member of the hair nation picks the best songs ever   
Hair metal is a loose term, as loose as the women in your average hair metal video (this kind of wit is prevalent throughout this blog, so pat yourself on the back, wise reader, for choosing to read this).
But it's a term that usually garners at least a giggle from those who remember back in the day. These are the same giggles reserved for skyrocketing bangs, mullets, pink suit jackets with the sleeves rolled up, hoop earrings and thinking "Knight Rider" was a great show.
Hair metal deserves better. I'm here to give it to you. We shouldn't have to be embarrassed about it. Take me. I have some culture in my music tastes. I've played Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mozart in symphony orchestras and Miles Davis in jazz bands. I've listened to many of the kings and queens of jazz and own many of their records. I have the box sets of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and Led Zeppelin.
And yet I'm an unabashed fan of metal. Metal forever and metal for life and whatnot. That includes hair metal, which, despite its wild success at its peak,  probably gets teased more than any other era of music except perhaps disco. And as a result I expect exactly two people to read this until the end, including me.
But here you go. The top 25 hair metal songs of all time.
I did have to leave out Hall Of Fame bands such as Iron Maiden, Dio, Dream Theater, Helloween, Queensryche, Metallica, Grim Reaper, Armored Saint, Judas Priest, Chastain (obscure band but one of my favorites, probably worth a blog post at some point) and Savatage because they're not really hair metal. They're not glam metal. They're not even hard rock. They are metal, and even if I preferred those bands growing up, that's not the point of this post. If there's any point to this post at all.
I tried not to repeat bands. That probably means leaving out a lot of great songs, but I was able to find a signature hit, at least in my opinion, from many key bands from the Spandex Era.
I also didn't put them in order. Maybe I should, but just to make this list is an honor. About as big an honor as a Grammy, I'm pretty sure.
Speaking of Grammy, er, grammar, I have made the bands plural even though a band is a single entity. It's much easier to read that way. I apologize in advance.
Let's get to it:
"Live Wire" By Motley Crue — Motley Crue was the first hard rock/metal/hair metal band I ever got into. My neighborhood kid friends brought me a tape one day, and I listened to it with a sense of wonder, excitement and fear. The tape was "Shout at the Devil." It seemed kinda evil, and I remember, late at night, becoming a little scared at what bringing this group into my life could mean (I was, unfortunately, kind of a deep kid who overthought far too many things. You MAY be able to see the resemblance to the adult me now.) In fairness, I was in like fifth grade, and this group at the time had just opened for Ozzy Osbourne, who bit the heads off doves and bats and drank their blood like lemonade (at least that's what I heard). My parents didn't take us to church, but that pentagram and the lyrics "Shout at the DEVIL" still made me worry that I was going to want to sacrifice small, cute animals after listening to the tape.
Of course, I also remember thinking Metallica, when I first heard "Ride The Lightning," was just various recordings of coyotes. Fortunately I got over my pansy ways. Motley Crue was my first step.
I discovered "Live Wire" later, when you fall in love with a band and check out its older albums. Motley Crue has had many great songs. The first track off their first album remains their best, especially the remix that helped take out some of the sludgy production of the original.
Shit, this may be a long post. That was a lot of description.
"Foolin'" By Def Leppard — Def Leppard's "Pyromania" was one of my first hair metal albums, after the Crue's "Shout at the Devil." I got it in a six-pack of tapes I got from those music clubs that gave you 12 for a penny if you agreed to buy six more at regular (inflated) prices and sacrifice small, cute animals. My other tapes were The Police, Duran Duran and a bunch I can't remember, so you can see where my mindset was at the time. I think "Pyromania" is a nearly perfect hard rock album, and it's by far Def Leppard's best. Def Leppard was at one time a band that sounded like AC/DC, only with catchier melodies and a better singer, and it's a shame that they castrated themselves a bit with "Hysteria," a fine record with far too many ballads and the most overplayed song in history, "Pour Some Sugar on Me." The fact that I've heard that song approximately 40 billion times and my parents' radio station (KUDL, pronounced "cuddle") could play it because it was soft enough and catchy enough not to offend the menopause crowd and yet hard enough to make the station seem "edgy" eliminates the song from my top 25. It was hard to pick between "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" and this one, but I remember adoring this song when I was younger, and so it wins, even if the other two songs are probably better.
Yep, this post will be long. Sorry.
"You Shook Me (All Night Long) By AC/DC — The OTHER most overplayed song in history, besides "Sweet Home Alabama," and there are many other AC/DC tracks I personally like better, including "Hells Bells," "Highway to Hell" and "It's A Long Way To The Top," but I believed this was the one song I could not leave off the list regardless of my personal feelings for it. It's proof that "hair metal" is a loose term because these guys were pretty much the OPPOSITE of a hair metal band. They were ugly guys who dressed like factory workers, save for Angus, who wore a schoolboy outfit that would probably get him arrested if he went anywhere but a concert hall. Yet this song helped kick off the catchy, radio-friendly-yet-hard-edged hair metal era because of its wild success. Basically every band tried to copy it. The band also featured a smoking hot blonde in the video. I can STILL see her riding that mechanical horse. 
As an aside, KISS' "Rock and Roll All Nite," which compares favorably with this song in many ways (classic band, overplayed song loved by everyone, catchy as hell), is NOT on the list. It's a great song, but it's really not from the era. And the hair metal era, which boosted the careers of many older bands that actually got their start in the 70s (such as the Scorpions, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, AC/DC and perhaps even Judas Priest and Iron Maiden) almost destroyed KISS. The band took off its makeup and made mostly forgettable records filled with songs like "Crazy Crazy Nights" and "God Gave Rock and Roll To You" that really sounded like a desperate uncle trying to fit in at one of his nephew's fun parties. Still...
"Heaven's On Fire" By KISS — This song was a glorious exception. It's my favorite song by KISS, and I really do love KISS. It's stupid as hell but even catchier.
"We're Not Gonna Take It" By Twisted Sister — I was trying to think of perhaps the worst hair metal band in the era simply in terms of ability. I came up with Krokus, Danger Danger and Britney Fox, but I still think Twisted Sister was probably the worst. "Stay Hungry" sounds as if it was played by a bunch of fifth-graders. And yet it's not only a good record, it's a classic. Why? The power of songwriting. Dee Snider was simply a great songwriter. He wrote "I Wanna Rock" and "Stay Hungry" and "The Price," and he wrote this insanely catchy number too, filled with attitude and one of the best choruses ever for a rock song. My DAD liked this one for God's sake. Dee was also a great metal singer. He didn't resort to the "balls in a vice" falsetto that so many other singers had to abuse to fit in. They had a good look, and their videos were hilarious. They didn't take themselves too seriously, a lesson I wish more metal bands learned.
"Rock Me" by Great White — A nightclub fire, as horrible as it was, shouldn't mean we overlook this band. Yes, Great White was a ripoff of many better classic rock bands, and yes this song took pieces of a half-dozen Led Zeppelin songs and glued them together, but that still makes for a great song. This band was a bit more no-nonsense than most in the era and would have fit comfortably in the 70s. It has a solid greatest-hits collection, including three off "Once Bitten," the band's biggest album, and that's far more than most hair metal bands. I also liked "Desert Moon" a lot.
"Rock You Like A Hurricane" by The Scorpions — The Scorpions are proof that hair metal or pop metal could be really good if a great band played it and wrote it. The Scorpions didn't need the hair metal era to be popular, though there's no doubt they benefitted from it, and here's exhibit A: This song is one of the best songs of the 80s, with perhaps the best opening riff of all the hair metal songs. It's so simple, too: Da-da-da, dudu, dududa, dadaaa. It's also heavier than you remember, and the video is almost kinda scary, not just the band writhing around a hot girl. The centerpiece from "Love At First Sting," a classic album. The Scorpions weren't flashy, attractive guys, but they had at least a dozen great songs, were a great live band (they were the best, I thought, when I saw "Monsters of Rock" with Van Halen and Metallica) and deserve a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Out of Love" by Blue Murder — Who? Yeah, I know. Blue Murder was a trio led by John Sykes, who actually played guitar on Whitesnake's monster album, not the pretty boys in the videos. This album shows just what a good guitarist (and singer) he was, and it, quite frankly, rocked. This is a sappy ballad, but it's probably my favorite hair ballad ("Still Loving You" and "Home Sweet Home" are the only ones that come close; I really wasn't much of a fan of ballads). This band put out two albums (that I know of), but the self-titled one, the debut, is still worth owning.
"Modern Day Cowboy" by Tesla — Tesla opened for Def Leppard on the Hysteria tour, and it was one of those glorious, rare times when I got my socks knocked off by a band I didn't know. They kicked Leppard's butt, and I bought the album the next day. It's still one of my favorites, and it ranks up there with "Appetite for Destruction" as a debut album by a hard rock band. This is the best track on an album full of great ones, including "Little Suzy" and "Comin' Atcha Live".
"Down Deep Into The Pain" by Stevie Vai — Marginal hair metal, but Vai played on Whitesnake's "Slip of the Tongue" and David Lee Roth's debut and therefore had a big role in the hair metal era. This is Devin Townsend's debut as well, as far as I can tell, and he's a big name in metal today. I always liked Vai's "The Audience Is Listening" too.
"Lights of Heaven" by Joe Satriani — Speaking of instrumental guitarists, here's the best, ever. He performed in this era, so I put him here. Satriani is famous for "Surfing with the Alien," but I think the album that spawned this track is better, and this is his best song.
"Wild Child" by W.A.S.P. — I love W.A.S.P. Blackie Lawless was a strange dude, almost too strange, as the band's antics and acting as Tipper Gore's thorn overshadowed the fact that Lawless not only had a terrific metal voice, he wrote a TON of catchy, hard tunes. This is my favorite track, but there are many other great ones, including a song, "Helldorado," that the band released in 1999 (!).
"Panama" by Van Halen — One of my best friends who enjoys this kind of music and is probably the biggest Rush fan ever says Van Halen was a hair band. I have passionately disagreed, but I'll give him this point: "1984" was basically a hair metal album, and so I've included what I think was the best track here. Man, "1984" was a great album: "Jump," "Hot For Teacher," "I'll Wait" and this song. Was "1984" Van Halen's best album? I think so.
"Cherry Pie" by Warrant — I was not a fan of Warrant, just like I wasn't a fan of many of the marginal glam hair bands that played pop metal more watered down than a free casino drink. But Warrant redeemed itself with this outrageous, horrible hunk of cheese that just happens to feature one of the catchiest choruses in the history of hair metal. One of the best videos, too. I mean, at one point, the band hoses down the incredibly hot blonde. You know, cause she's SO HOT. Get it? I thought you might.
P.S. I just watched the video. Yeah, it holds up even less than I thought. I really didn't think that was cool at one point, did I?
"In My Dreams" by Dokken — If you overlook the fact that magazines loved to focus on the fact that George Lynch and Don Dokken hated each other, and if you maybe ignore the fact that Don Dokken had the personality of a moldy sponge, you'd be left with a pretty damn good hair metal band. Dokken was a terrible live band. You really could see why the guys hated each other, as there was no chemistry at all. Don, who I think was a lot older than he let on, came out for Dokken's Monsters of Rock gig, the same one I saw in Kansas City, and said "Hey, I smell some DOOOOOBAGE," and it went downhill from there.
Even so, Jeff Pilson, the bass player, could sing, Don had a good hair metal voice and Lynch could really play. They also wrote some great songs. They would have a nice greatest hits collection. "Kiss of Death" is a close second.
"Youth Gone Wild" by Skid Row — Skid Row holds a special spot somewhere in my cold metal heart not only for this killer, killer, killer song but for the fact that the band was set up to have a nice, long, cheesy career. The opening track of their debut was "Big Guns," a song about a woman's...never mind. Anyway, the band followed up with a second album, and it was the heaviest I'd ever heard from a supposed hair metal band. Seriously, some pretty fierce power metal bands couldn't match that guitar crunch, and Bach could always scream with the best of them. I'm convinced it destroyed their career, but I admire them for sticking to their roots and not putting out a featherweight product because that's what the label (and unfortunately probably the public) wanted.
"The Final Countdown" by Europe — Abused by many sports teams now, this song featured the best keyboard riff in a hair metal song, like, ever. It's a good example of a riff really acting as the chorus, since there wasn't much of a chorus. They just sang the song's name over that sweet riff a few times. It worked, just as it did for "Layla." Unbelievably, Europe, not a great band by any stretch, did have another great song, this one on their first album, called "Wings of Tomorrow." Check it out.
• "All We Are" by Warlock — Warlock was heavier than most hair metal bands, but I still count it because the video for this song is candy-corn corny. Here's a secret: I really have a thing for metal chicks, and Doro was the metalist chickiest of all. Her pipes were as amazing as her blonde hair that went down to her waist.
"Addicted to that Rush" by Mr. Big — Mr. Big hit it big with "Be With You," a pretty awful hair metal ballad that sounded like a ripoff of "More Than Words," Extreme's big one (which is a much better song, but it won't make this list either).  But this song leads off their lesser-known debut album, and it's a shredder, something Racer X might have played (and I just looked it up, and sure enough, the band's guitarist, Paul Gilbert, played in it). Mr. Big also had Billy Sheehan and therefore had more chops in the cushions of their couch than even most power metal bands.
"Cryin' in the Rain" by Whitesnake — I was a bigger fan of Whitesnake than the band probably deserved, though David Coverdale could really sing, and they had some good songs even before the monster self-titled album was released ("Slide It In," "Slow 'N' Easy" and "Love Ain't No Stranger" are three of the best). Yes, this album had many whoppers, but I always thought "Still of the Night" was too much of a Zep rip-off, and I never really forgave Whitesnake for releasing a remixed, poppier version of "Here I Go Again." So this is my pick, which features an incredible solo by John Sykes and some tour-de-force vocals from Coverdale. I really would have liked to have seen Tawny slither (see what I did there?) to this one. Whitesnake gets a lot of derision these days, and I have two theories as to why. The first is simple: The band name sucks. The second, I think, comes from the fact that many people love to make fun of this era, as I've said before. I can't blame them. This era, like Disco, really makes you wonder what the fuck we were all thinking. But like Disco, this era put out a lot of great music that's unfairly judged because of all the costumes and hair and overall silliness. Whitesnake absorbs quite a bit of that today because they weren't quite Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses or Motley Crue, bands that people still love today without shame. But Whitesnake was bigger than most other bands such as Quiet Riot, Cinderella and probably even Ratt. They already were a fairly established band when "Whitesnake" was released, and that album sold millions and was huge. HUGE. So people remember them as much as Def Leppard, but they don't carry the same nostalgia as Leppard does and therefore people don't mind throwing darts their way. Whitesnake is probably the Village People of the hair metal era. We can be honest, though: Rudy Sarzo probably didn't need to lick the neck of his guitar in those videos quite that much either.
P.S. After Tawny kinda wigged out and beat up her baseball husband, it took away a bit of the luster of her on that car, didn't it? Bowling For Soup's "1985" video nailed the parody.
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns and Roses — I honestly couldn't decide between this one and "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Paradise City" and "Rocket Queen" and...I think you get the point. What an amazing album. It still holds up today: Pull out the CD (oh don't lie, you do TOO still have it) and give it a whirl. I chose this song because Slash's solo is one of the best on any song, ever. Slash was hair metal's Jimmie Page, a guitarist who could play solos that matched the songs rather than tossing some fast scales and tricks around for 30 seconds.
"Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot — Yeah, it's a cover, but really, does anyone associate Slade with this song? (Slade had a big hit of its own. Remember "Run Runaway"? I do.) Quiet Riot proved it could write their own song with "Metal Health," but this by far their best single. Even the verses sounded as good as the chorus. I remember seeing them on the TV show "Solid Gold," and to their credit, they actually chose to play their song live, rather than just lip synch it like 95 percent of all the other groups.
"You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi — I didn't really get Bon Jovi, even if I thought "Runaway" was a good song. Bon Jovi seemed like a bunch of pretty boys that had zero good songs (besides "Runaway"), and yet all these girls wore their shirts and thought Jon Bon Jovi was dreamy. Then I heard this song and instantly loved it, and I could not BELIEVE it was Bon Jovi. So I sighed, bought the album, popped in the cassette and...wow, ticked off the hits, one by one. Sure enough, "Livin' On A Prayer," "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Never Say Goodbye" (yuck) followed. Classic record. Easily one of the best from the era, and eventually that alone will put this band in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one day. I was sorely tempted to put "Livin' On A Prayer" in this list too but I wanted to follow my rule.
I find it interesting that this band still seems to have major credibility. I realize Motley Crue and Def Leppard still tour, but I don't think there's any doubt that most people who go to those shows are there to see them sing their classic hits. Most other hair metal bands only tour small clubs or package themselves with other hair metal bands to land bigger concerts. But Bon Jovi is still seen as more than a nostalgia act and draws big crowds on its own. It had a big hit, "It's My Life," many years after this era (even though the song sounded like it came from the band's hair metal days).
"Prime Mover" by Zodiac Mindwarp — What a name, right? Sometimes a band that has no business even making a record drinks some really good gin or smokes a magic mushroom and writes an incredible song that is far catchier than it should be. This is that song, a messy masterpiece that even manages to avoid many of the trappings of the hair metal era and therefore could honestly be on the radio today without too many giggles.
"Round and Round" by Ratt — If you forced me to pick a favorite song out of this whole list, this might be it. There's some serious nostalgia here, as this was the first hair metal song that truly hooked me after I discovered Motley Crue and became more comfortable with listening to heavy metal, and the video STILL cracks me up. But it's still an incredible riff, terrific chorus and a great duel guitar solo. Perfect song. Ratt, like W.A.S.P., was a touch underrated. They had almost as good a catalogue as Def Leppard. Seriously. "Lay It Down" is another monster, and there are a dozen others, like "Way Cool Jr.," "Wanted Man" and "You're In Love." But Ratt never had one of those sappy ballads that drew in the girls, and the guys in the band had a bit of a creepy look to them. It seemed to me only the more serious hardcore metal chicks (and I dated a couple) really liked Ratt, whereas everyone, even the cheerleaders, liked Def Leppard.
Whatever. That's what made me like Ratt even more.






           A week of symfony #546 (12-18 June 2017)    

This week, Symfony introduced Webpack Encore, the new official tool to manage web assets in Symfony applications. Meanwhile, we continued removing some dependencies from the upcoming Symfony 3.4 version, such as Doctrine Cache and the Stopwatch component. Lastly, we announced the dates and Call for Papers deadlines of the next Symfony conferences in London, San Francisco, Berlin and Cluj (Romania).

Symfony development highlights

2.7 changelog:

  • 4cff052: [HttpFoundation] added support for new 7.1 session options
  • d44f143: [Filesystem] added workaround in Filesystem::rename for PHP bug
  • baf988d: [Translation, FrameworkBundle] fixed resource loading order inconsistency
  • f392282: [Routing] expose request in route conditions if possible
  • 551e5ba: [HttpKernel] fixed two edge cases in ResponseCacheStrategy
  • 3c2b1ff: [HttpKernel] keep s-maxage when expiry and validation are used in combination
  • c8884e7: [TwigBundle] added Content-Type header for exception response
  • 436d5e4: [FrameworkBundle] clean assets of the bundules that no longer exist

3.2 changelog:

  • aa94dd6: [PropertyAccess] fixed usage with anonymous classes
  • dce2671: [PropertyAccess] do not silence TypeErrors from client code
  • dddc5bd: [SecurityBundle] move cache of the firewall context into the request parameters

3.3 changelog:

  • 6852b10: [PhpUnit Bridge] fixed the conditional definition of the SymfonyTestsListener
  • 7fc2552: [DependencyInjection] fixed keys resolution in ResolveParameterPlaceHoldersPass
  • 748a999: [Yaml] fixed linting yaml with constants as keys
  • 3278915: [Config] fixed ** GlobResource on Windows
  • 57bed81: [HttpFoundation] added back support for legacy constant values
  • 4667262: [FrameworkBundle] don't set pre-defined esi/ssi services
  • 60e3a99: [WebServerBundle] fixed router script option BC
  • 772ab3d: [Config] fixed Composer resources between web/cli

3.4 changelog:

  • 18ecbd7, a75a32d: [FrameworkBundle] removed dependency on Doctrine cache
  • cc2363f, 17d23a7: [FrameworkBundle] drop hard dependency on the Stopwatch component
  • 0300412: [SecurityBundle] give info about called security listeners in profile
  • 936c1a5: [FrameworkBundle] deprecate useless --no-prefix option
  • 2fe6e69: [WebProfilerBundle] sticky ajax window
  • a03e194: [DependencyInjection] reference instead of inline for array-params
  • 1ed41b5: [Serializer] allow to provide timezone in DateTimeNormalizer
  • bf094ef: [Security] consistent error handling in remember me services
  • e992eae: [Yaml] deprecate using the non-specific tag
  • bc4dd8f: [Security] trigger a deprecation when a voter is missing the VoterInterface
  • 1f6330a: [Validator] added support to check specific DNS record type for URL
  • 6727a26: [FrameworkBundle] allow .yaml file extension everywhere
  • 1cdbb7d: [Serializer] Xml encoder optional type cast
  • 0478ecd: [HttpFoundation] shift responsibility for keeping Date header to ResponseHeaderBag

Master changelog:

  • 3bbb657: [HttpFoundation] removed obsolete ini settings for sessions

Newest issues and pull requests

Twig development highlights

Master changelog:

  • 53cfcea: fixed deprecation when using Twig_Profiler_Dumper_Html

Silex development highlights

Master changelog:

  • 268e3d3: fixed RedirectableUrlMatcher needs to return a proper array with the _route parameter
  • 9cbf194: added JSON manifest version strategy support
  • 6260671: fixed error using EsiFragment with provider and Twig functions

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           A week of symfony #545 (5-11 June 2017)    

This week, Symfony 3.3.2 was released to fix the minor issues found since the final 3.3.0 release last week. Meanwhile, the upcoming Symfony 3.4 version added support to automatically enable the routing annotation loader and improved the VarDump search feature. Lastly, the next Symfony conferences opened their Call for Papers period: SymfonyLive London 2017, SymfonyLive San Francisco 2017, and SymfonyCon 2017 in Cluj (Romania).

Symfony development highlights

2.7 changelog:

  • 658236b: [TwigBridge] fixed namespaced classes
  • 62cbfdd: [SecurityBundle] show unique Inherited roles in profile panel
  • 589f2b1: [HttpFoundation] cache ipCheck results
  • 0c17767: [FrameworkBundle] fixed perf issue in CacheClearCommand::warmup()

2.8 changelog:

  • 621b769: [Form] mixed attr option between guessed options and user options

3.2 changelog:

  • 81a5057: [Cache] fixed extensibility of TagAwareAdapter::TAGS_PREFIX
  • 40beab4: [Cache] ApcuAdapter::isSupported() should return true when apc.enable_cli=Off

3.3 changelog:

  • 1272d2a: [DependencyInjection] fixed named args support in ChildDefinition
  • 58f03a7: [Cache] fallback to positional when keyed results are broken
  • 085d8fe: [HttpFoundation, FrameworkBundle] reverted "trusted proxies" BC break
  • 1006959: [HttpKernel, Debug] fixed missing trace on deprecations collected during bootstrapping & silenced errors
  • 99573dc: [MonologBridge] do not silence errors in ServerLogHandler::formatRecord
  • bd0603d: [Yaml] removed line number in deprecation notices

3.4 changelog:

  • 384b34b: [PropertyInfo] made ReflectionExtractor's prefix lists instance variables
  • bdd888f: [FrameworkBundle] automatically enable the routing annotation loader
  • ea3ed4c: [VarDumper] cycle prev/next searching in HTML dumps
  • e4e1b81: [FrameworkBundle] deprecate not using KERNEL_CLASS in KernelTestCase
  • 1195c7d: [Process] deprecated ProcessBuilder
  • 63ecc9c: [SecurityBundle] lazy load security listeners

Master changelog:

  • 384b34b: [PropertyInfo] made ReflectionExtractor's prefix lists instance variables

Newest issues and pull requests

Twig development highlights

Master changelog:

  • 23e64af: use class_exists instead of require to play nice with inlining
  • 8463178: use class_exists instead of require
  • a9fe0a9: moved class_exists() at the bottom of files

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          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          Kogaion - Cercetari multidisciplinare la sanctuarele dacice din muntii Orastiei (Timotei Ursu)   
Kogaion - Cercetari multidisciplinare la sanctuarele dacice din muntii Orastiei (Timotei Ursu)

 „(..) Atunci cand vine vorba despre reconstituirea universului spiritual al geto-dacilor, multe din aspectele acestuia raman de domeniul ipoteticului. Dar exista ipoteze si ipoteze, unele pur imaginare; altele, cum demonstreaza prin varii discipline, documente si mijloace de cercetare lucrarea lui Timotei Ursu, demne de toata atentia noastra. In sprijinul asertiunilor sale, Timotei Ursu concerteaza o varietate de mijloace, de la cercetarea stiintifica de teren la aceea abstracta si matematica, de la studiul istoriei la intamplari din contemporaneitate. Unele dintre ele depasesc de departe competenta cititorului obisnuit care se intampla sa fiu, dar sunt absolut sigur ca vor starni interesul cel mai atent al specialistilor in numerologie, teoria multimilor, geodezie, geometrie si trigonometrie. Ilustratia din interiorul volumului si plansele de la sfarsitul lui sunt de asemenea impresionante. In tot, o lucrare deosebit de solida, scrisa cu spirit analitic, dovedind o imensa acoperire multidisciplinara si, mai presus de toate, o netagaduita, o coplesitoare pasiune.” Dr. Dumitru Radu POPA, New York University, SUA.

 „Timotei Ursu este autorul unei lucrari multidisciplinare originale nascuta dupa trei decenii de studii comparative dedicate Spatiului Danubian si istoriei Getilor si Dacilor. Volumul Kogaion este o contributie importanta pentru istoriografia si cultura romana, o viziune proaspata si indrazneata bazata pe o bibliografie extinsa, pe indelungate cercetari, masuratori, comparatii, observatii si ipoteze ale autorului, cercetator care s-a dedicat cu pasiune si responsabilitate unei cauze de mare relevanta pentru Istoria Romaniei. Lucrarea sa trebuie cunoscuta si incurajata in medii specializate, fiind un instrument extrem de util de lucru, de cercetare, meditatie si... perspectiva”... Dr. Adrian Sangeorzan, New York,  scriitor.

 „In 1972, atunci cand am lucrat la centrul de calcul Atlas de langa Oxford, in Anglia, am avut ocazia sa vizitez sanctuarul Stonehenge care mi-a fost prezentat ca un calculator astronomic antic. Imi aduc aminte ca, atunci, m-am intrebat daca monumentele de pe Dealul Gradistei, din Romania, nu au aceeasi semnificatie? In 1976, cand am vizitat monumentele dacice, mi-am pus din nou a ceasta intrebare. Raspunsul l-am primit abia in 2011, cand am citit cartea lui Timotei Ursu. Clara, bine scrisa, ea prezinta argumente convingatoare in sprijinul unor ipoteze credibile, care sustin afirmatiile lui Jordanes despre o elita a sacerdotilor dacilor, astronomi constituiti intr-una din cele mai avansate „Academii” spontane ale timpului. Autorul stie tot ce s-a scris pana la el si a participat personal la masuratori de teren, ca organizator al unei echipe de studiu pluridisciplinar, si imaginator al unui sistem numeric dedus din realitatile sanctuarelor. Seriozitatea acestui studiu este impresionanta, dand o noua lumina cercetarilor arheologice din trecut si din viitor. Rezultatele studiului conduc la o revizuire a concluziilor mai vechi privind capitala si nivelul cultural al Daciei. In felul acesta, cartea lui Timotei Ursu devine document principal pentru orice istoric interesat, cu valoare de referinta pentru orice studiu care urmeaza.” Prof. Dr. Constantin Virgil Negoita, HUNTER COLLEGE, New York.

 „…Timotei Ursu este un profesionist cu adevarat indragostit de istoria romanilor. Pasiunea lui s-a concretizat acum in aceasta valoroasa lucrare unde isi expune cercetarea minutioasa, rod al multor ani, atat in dorinta de a-si impartasi ideile si cunostintele, cat si in aceea de validare a unor ipoteze inedite. Extrem de bogata in informatii, foarte multe din ele tehnice, rezervate specialistilor, lucrarea interpeleaza si provoaca totodata la dialog. Pe langa demonstrata acribie a autorului in culegerea si redactarea datelor, el vine cu originale interpretari ce tin atat de cercetarea pur istorica, dar si de cea interdisciplinara; de aceea dialogul pe care volumul il propune este pe cat de vast, pe atat de captivant. In acest sens Timotei Ursu isi face pozitia foarte clara inca de la inceput. El specifica faptul ca lucrarea sa in niciun caz nu se vrea un fel de Roma locuta causa finita, ci dimpotriva este un manunchi de rezultate si ipoteze, menite sa avanseze pe de o parte studiul in acest domeniu de specialitate, iar pe de alta parte modul cum percepem si gandim propria noastra istorie. Autorul isi indeplineste aceste intentii cu remarcabil succes”. Prof. dr. Theodor Damian, Presedinte al Filialei SUA a Academiei Oamenilor de Stiinta din Romania.

 

"Asa cum am mai  afirmat, volumul trateaza marile noastre monumente istorice la dimensiunea lor legitima, nu la cea minimalizata in cartile actuale de scoala sau la cea faramitata - pana la pierderea identitatii - in sertarele institutelor de arheologie. Pluralitatea unghiurilor de abordare a temei in lucrarea lui Timotei Ursu este monumentala in gandire si profund analitica in planul stiintific. Limbajul accesibil - dar de buna, de autentica factura literara - transforma imensa bibliografie a temei intr-o noua si contrasa biblioteca, de nivel universal si universalist.

Intr-un cuvant, consider ca volumul este o capodopera de argutie si un model de viziune istoriografica innoitoare. „KOGAION. Cercetari multidisciplinare” este foarte ampla cercetare care se impune a fi studiata de oamenii de specialitate, cu atat mai mult cu cat ea deschide directii noi de cercetare privind explorarea satelitara a siturilor de interes arheologic, propunerea matematica a datelor numerice relevate in sanctuarele dacice, reconsiderarea aprecierilor istoricilor privind cunostintele astronomice, geodezice, conexiunile cultuale si stiintifice ale „hyperboreilor” europeni si ai urmasilor acelora. Aceasta complexa carte  este - asemenea „DACIEI PREISTORICE” a lui Nicolae Densusianu sau „GETICEI” a lui Vasile Parvan - o veritabila piatra de hotar in domeniul istoriografiei romanesti, invitand si obligand din acest moment, amplificarea cercetarii istorice la ambitusul pluridisciplinaritatii." M.N. Rusu, critic literar, New York.

" (...) Exceptional este un astfel de volum, cu o densitate putin obisnuita configurata mai ales prin certitudinea cu care autorul utilizeaza mijloace plurivalente, calificate insa, de cele mai multe ori, cu instrumentele stiintelor exacte. Descoperirea este dimensiunea axiologica a cartii. Aceasta atentie, aceasta aplecare grijulie si sistematica mai ales asupra interpretarilor arheologice (marcate, in timp, de cele mai multe ori de formalism sau chiar suficienta), ii este rezervata principala revelatie a cartii: Dealul Gradistii nu putea fi si nu a fost „Sarmisegetusa” cunoscuta ca sediul politic si administrativ, „capitala Daciei”. Capitala ramane cetatea remodelata, asediata, cucerita si numita ulterior de romani,”Ulpia Traiana..”, iar aceea dainuie la locul ei, pe  drumul dinspre Hateg la Caransebes. Complexul de la Dealul Gradistii se configureaza, in schimb, pe masura dezvaluirilor sale, drept un hieropolis, o academie cultuala a sacerdotilor daci, un monument al gandirii si credintelor antichitatii daco-getice demn de ori care dintre marile expresii ale civilizatiei stravechi a lumii.. Matematica si trigonometria se dezvaluie - in deslusirea autorului - ca instrumente uzuale ale clerului stramosilor unui popor considerat (din nefericire de insisi unii arheologi romani) drept unul barbar, neinstruit si ignorant.. Odata stabiliti parametrii aprecierilor in gama multidisciplinara a abordarilor, Timotei Ursu situeaza, ca principal instrument de cercetare si verificare, un procedeu propriu de analiza din satelit a imaginilor obtinute, in mai multe game de frecventa. Procedeul „URTIM”, brevetat de el, dezvaluie si confirma cu acuratete majoritatea ipotezelor de lucru, deschizand cercetatorilor un front larg si nebanuit!.. Preocuparea pentru astroarheologie, determinanta in studiul marilor constructii similare ale antichitatii, il conduce atat spre varful apropiat al muntelui Godeanu ca „observator”, cat si catre rosturile „Soarelui de Andezit” din incinta sacra. Configuratiile descifrate astfel conduc implicit la detectarea cu mare probabilitate a duratei anului astronomic vazut din unghiul sacerdotilor daci, a dimensiunilor terestre, a configuratiei celeste sau a ciclurilor lunare, rolul sanctuarelor fiind in cea mai mare parte elucidat. Implicita devine concluzia practicarii de catre sacerdotii daci a unor cunostinte de matematica si geodezie la cel mai inalt nivel apreciat al vremii, analogiile cu vechiul Egipt sau exponentii scolii siracuzane rezultand de la sine. Timotei Ursu ne vorbeste din interiorul fenomenelor sesizate, ne dezvaluie un apanaj initiatic implicit, ne captiveaza cu marturiile sale. Nici o pagina nu lasa impresia unui „turist cultural”, ci a unui profesionist perfect documentat si comunicativ. Ridica intrebari, ne impartaseste dileme, invita la cercetare si meditatie. Autorul reuseste sa ne descopere cunostintele stiintifice cu argumentele demonstratiei verificabile si incredintarile cultuale cu argumentele stiintei contemporane. Dan Mocanescu, scriitor, cineast.

Cuprinsul cartii KOGAION. CERCETARI MULTIDISCIPLINARE LA SANCTUARELE DACICE DIN MUNTII ORASTIEI

1.0 Despre editia anterioara (2010) a volumului Kogaion /9

PARTEA INTAI. PREMISE

1.1 Getii „Hiperboreeni”/ 12
1.2 Unde era si ce era „Kogaionul”? / 21
1.3 O paranteza absolut necesara /35
1.4 Un posibil model antic? / 39
1.5 Contextul Stiintific antic si sacerdotii Kogaionului/39
NOTE BIBLIOGRAFICE 1.1 - 1.5/ 42
2.1 Antecedente multidisciplinare/ 44
NOTE BIBLIOGRAFICE 2.1 /58
3.1 „Inima Kogaionului”. Complexul de la Dealul Gradistii /60
3.2 Kogaionul la... Dealul Gradistii ?! / 77
Note bibliografice 3.1 - 3.2 /81
4.1 Ipoteze lingvistice privind denumirea „Kogaionon” / 83
Note bibliografice 4.1 /89
PARTEA A DOUA. IDENTIFICARE
5.1 Complexul sacerdotal de la Dealul Gradistii/90
5.2 Sanctuarele teraselor X si XI. Zidul de sustinere din Estul Incintei Sacre/ 94
5.3 Sanctuarul S-60 de pe Terasa X/ 96
5.4 Sanctuarul S-68 /101
5.5 Sanctuarul S-18 /102
5.6 Sanctuarele S-Descompletat si S-16 /103
Sanctuarele rotunde / 105
5.7 S-MSR (Marele Sanctuar Rotund)/ 108
5-8 S-SA ( Soarele de Andezit) / 113
5-9 S-mSR (Micul Sanctuar Rotund)/ 115
Note bibliografice 5.1 - 5.9 / 119
PARTEA A TREIA. ACCESORII
6.1 Cifre si numere, dimensiuni, multimi si moduli /120
6.2 Multimi luate in calcul / 127
6.3 Modulul de lungime „Y” (Yon). Propunere/ 134
NOTE BIBLIOGRAFICE 6.1 -6.3/ 137
7.1 Un numar special, „17” /138
7.2 „Procedeul URTIM” /146
Note bibliografice 7.1 - 7.2/ 151
PARTEA A PATRA. REFERINTE
8.1 Raporturi numerice in MSR (Marele Sanctuar Rotund)/153
8.2 Cercurile „mandala” /162
8.3 Multimea „104...” / 166
8.4 Cine este...„1.02”?! / 169
8.5 Cum notau (probabil!) dacii, numerele/ 170
8.6 Numere-constante la Kogaion/ 171
8.7 Detectarea lui „Π=3.1416”/ 175
8.8 Cine este „1.734” ?!/ 178
Note bibliografice 8.1 - 8.8/ 179
PARTEA A CINCEA. ANALIZE
9.1 Tentative de interpretare a multimilor din MSR/ 181
9.2 Aventura Cercului C si a Absidei / 195
9.3 Absida /204
Note bibliografice 9.1 – 9.3/ 210
10.1 Un posibil „an dacic”?! / 211
Note bibliografice 10.1/ 217
PARTEA A SASEA. SURPRINZATORUL GODEANU
11.1 Muntele Godeanu/ 218
11.2 Raportari geodezice / 222
11.3 „Meridianul G” si „Circumferinta K” /232
Note bibliografice 11.1 - 11.3/ 238
PARTEA A SAPTEA. DIRECTIONALII
12.1 Orientari, orizont si aliniamente orientative/ 240
12.2 Godeanu = „Observatorul”?! /246
12.3 „Pietrele” de pe Godeanu/ 256
Note bibliografice 12.1 - 12.3 / 263
13.1 Aliniamente si directionali /265
13.2 „Razele” Soarelui de Andezit /269
13.3 „Razele-directional” de pe Godeanu/ 272
13.4 In loc de incheiere / 291
Note bibliografice 13.1 - 13.4/ 292
PARTEA A OPTA. ANEXE
14.1 „Argumentarea”. Document al Academiei O.S.R./ 294
Planse /313

Nr. de pagini : 324
Anul aparitiei : 2017


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          Official Agartha 3-Day Powerful World Symposium   
-FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE –

AMBASSADOR OF THE INNER EARTH KINGDOM OF AGARTHA TO SPEAK PUBLICLY IN NEW YORK , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in 2017.

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK – U.S.A. (02/11/2017) – Official Ambassador of Agartha, TAMARINDA MAASSEN to speak publicly at the "AGARTHA TO HUMANITY WORLD SYMPOSIUM“- Where the Worlds Will Meet - in Garden City, New York


United States of America | August 25th, 26th, 27th 2017

Please visit: www.AgarthaWorldSymposium.com for more information

This will be the first step in a public disclosure initiative from those from the Inner Earth – the Kingdom of Agartha, to the people of Earth. We invite all of Humanity to attend this public Symposium - and learn more about this ancient civilization, and their timely message to Humanity.

“To the people of Earth we have watched your development for eons, and now is the time to reconnect with our extended family around the World. We invite you to come and learn about your true ancient history that has been purposefully hidden from you by a great and powerful cabal. Over the years we have communicated with your population to provide guidance to your leaders, in addition we have sent messages to you through our emissaries. Who by our direction, have published our communications through news articles, and selected media outlets.

We have decided at this point in time in humanities history to engage in a mutual diplomatic dialog with the human population - directly - about our culture, technology, and spiritual insights to assist you for the coming changes you will soon experience. In addition to our presentations at Symposium there will be a questions and answer sessions with the public. All questions will be answered. Now is the time to awaken, we will assist those who are ready to shift from this matrix of illusion, to a reality of truth and ascendance.

We the Agarthans - send you our greetings and personal invitation to meet us where the worlds unite, on the earthly plain of New York, New York in the country of the United States of America. We await our reunion”.


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RAMA-NIA VALAHIA (Romania) - Kingdom of Agartha - Inner Earth Entrance

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          SEEKING GLYCON - BLOND-HAIRED, HUMAN-HEADED, SERPENT-BODIED, AND VERY TALKATIVE!   

The statue of Glycon unearthed at Tomis, Romania, in 1962; right-hand view (public domain)

A snake with a blond head of hair and the ears of a man would certainly be a marvel – but how much more so would one be that could also speak, and even foretell the futures of those who sought an audience with this wondrous ophidian oracle? All of this and much more – or, quite probably, a great deal less – was Glycon, the Roman Empire's incredible serpentine soothsayer.

In c.105 AD, a very controversial, enigmatic figure was born who would in time come to be known far and wide as Alexander of Abonoteichus, after the small fishing village on the Black Sea's southern coast that was his birthplace. Back in Alexander's time, Abonoteichus was located within the Roman province of Bithynia-Pontus (specifically within Paphlagonia, which was sandwiched between Bithynia and Pontus), but today it is contained within the Asian Turkish province of Kastamonu, and is now named Inebolu.

19th-Century illustration of an African rock python (public domain)

Apparently very handsome and tall with an extremely charismatic personality, Alexander was originally apprenticed to a physician/magician, but after his mentor died Alexander met up with a Byzantine chorus-writer nicknamed Cocconas, and the two spent some time thereafter travelling around together, earning their living as fake magicians, quack doctors, and via other chicanery. Eventually, they reached Pella in Macedonia, and it was here that Glycon was born, so to speak, because this is where they purchased for just a paltry sum of money an extremely large and impressive-looking yet very tame snake (such serpents being commonly for sale in this locality at that time).

It was probably an African rock python Python sebae, as specimens of this very sizeable species (averaging 15.75 ft long but sometimes exceeding 20 ft) were apparently brought back to Rome, because it is depicted in Roman mosaics. Also, fertility-related snake cults had long existed in Macedonia, stretching back at least as far as the 4th Century BC.

Apollo after slaying the serpent dragon Python, engraving by W Wellcome, late 1700s (public domain)

Alexander and Cocconas then journeyed to Chalcedon, a maritime town in Bithyna, where they lost no time in concealing inside its temple to the god Apollo a series of bronze tablets proclaiming that both Apollo and his serpent-associated son Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing, would soon be appearing in Alexander's home village of Abonoteichus. They then contrived for these 'hidden' tablets to be found, and news of the tablets' sensational proclamations swiftly travelled widely, eventually reaching Abonoteichus itself, whose inhabitants promptly began building a temple dedicated to Apollo and Asclepius. It was then, in or around 150 AD, that the partnership of Alexander and Cocconas broke up, with Cocconas electing to stay in Chalcedon and continue producing phoney oracles, whereas Alexander was keen to put the next stage of their original plan into action, and so he duly set off back to Abonoteichus.

Using more fake oracles to proclaim himself as a prophet and healer, Alexander also claimed that his father was none other than Podaleirius, son of Asclepius himself and a legendary healer in his own right. Moreover, as signal proof of this, he arranged for a goose egg that he had 'discovered' inside Abonoteichus's newly-built temple to be publicly opened by him at noon on the following day in the village's marketplace before a crowd of curious but credulous onlookers, promising that a wonder would be revealed that would confirm all that he had alleged. And sure enough, when he opened the egg, a tiny snake emerged (one that supposedly he had subtly inserted inside before overtly 'discovering' the egg in the temple). As snakes were sacred to Asclepius (one common European species, the Aesculapian snake Zamenis longissimus, is actually named after Asclepius's Roman counterpart, Aesculapius), Alexander's grandiose claims were readily accepted by Abonoteichus's simple, unworldly villagers.

Statue of Asclepius and snake, 2nd Century AD, found on the island of Rhodes, Greece (public domain)

As an interesting aside here: Chickens are often infected with parasitic gut-inhabiting worms, including the ascarid roundworm Ascaris lineata, a nematode species that can grow to a few inches in length (a related giant species in humans can grow to over 1 ft in length!). They are often passed out of the bird's gut when it defaecates. Unlike in mammals, however, the bird's gut and its reproductive system share a common external passageway and opening – the cloaca. Sometimes, therefore, an ascarid worm ejected from the gut finds its way into the bird's reproductive system rather than being excreted into the outside world, and moves into the oviduct. Once here, however, it becomes incorporated into the albumen of an egg, inside which it remains alive yet trapped when the egg is laid. But as soon as the egg is broken open to eat by some unsuspecting diner, the worm wriggles its way out of it and inevitably scares the diner, who frequently but mistakenly assumes that this unexpected creature is actually a tiny snake.

I wonder if such a scenario explained the above 'snake-inside-egg' incident involving Alexander? Or could the egg have actually been a genuine snake egg, but passed off to the ingenuous crowd by Alexander as an unshelled, undersized goose egg, perhaps?

Ascaris, a large parasitic nematode (public domain)

But that was not all. Alexander also stated that the baby snake was itself a deity, and that he would therefore be caring for it. After a few days had elapsed with the villagers not setting eyes upon this infant reptilian god, Alexander reappeared, once again thronged by awed spectators, but now only briefly and ensconced within a small dimly-lit shrine inside the temple where viewing conditions were far from ideal. Moreover, this time his huge, fully-grown pet snake from Pella was wrapped around his body, and he glibly announced that the baby serpent deity had miraculously matured directly into adulthood.

Yet even that incredible high-speed transformation was not the most surprising facet of Alexander's outrageous revelation. Instead of possessing a typical snake's head, the head of this remarkable creature apparently resembled that of a man, and sported an abundance of long blond hair sprouting liberally from it, as well as a pair of human ears! Moreover, it could even speak, and in the future would directly voice certain oracles or autophones to temples worshippers seeking guidance. Alexander announced that this astonishing entity was called Glycon, and constituted a new, living, physical manifestation or incarnation of Asclepius.

Two Romanian postage stamps, issued in 1974 and 1994 respectively, depicting the famous statue of Glycon unearthed in 1962 (public domain)

Henceforth, Alexander's reputation, wealth, prestige, influence, and power, derived from his status as a celebrated prophecy-spouting soothsayer and in turn a highly-esteemed personage attracting acclaim and attention from all strata of Roman society, knew no bounds. In particular, the temple that he had established at Abonoteichus (by now a prosperous town) became a focus for fertility-themed worship and offerings by barren women wishing to become pregnant; and also for the very lucrative provision of oracles (always requiring prior receipt of payment). Moreover, Alexander was frequently consulted by public figures of high political standing anxious to solicit his ostensibly Heaven-sent advice regarding significant matters of state. The fact that sometimes his advice was by no means reliable seemed to be conveniently overlooked.

Thus it was, for example, that in 161 AD, Alexander provided a very favourable oracle to Marcus Sedatius Severianus, the Gaul-originating Roman governor of Cappadocia, on the basis of which Severianus put into action his plan to invade Armenia – only for his invasion force, including himself, to be slaughtered by the Parthians. Allegedly, Alexander soon afterwards replaced the official temple record of his oracle with a revised one that was much less favourable.

A sheet of Romania's Glycon-depicting postage stamp issued in 1974, from my own philatelic collection (public domain)

In 166 AD, Alexander provided an oracle verse that was utilised as an amulet and inscribed above the doors of numerous houses throughout the Roman Empire in the hope of warding off the devastating Antonine Plague that had been introduced into the Empire by troops returning home from campaigns in the Near East, and which killed thousands of people every day. Not surprisingly, the amulets had no effect (indeed, it was actually claimed by critics of this futile course of action that households bearing an amulet suffered more plague-induced deaths than those not bearing it!), but Alexander was too powerful by then for his standing to be affected by any such dissension.

Not long after that debacle, the Roman emperor himself, Marcus Aurelius, requested Alexander to send an oracle to his troops on the Danube River during ongoing warfare (168-174 AD) with a Germanic tribe called the Marcomanni. The oracle that Alexander duly sent declared that victory would be achieved if two lions were thrown alive into the Danube. Once again, however, the stark fact that after obeying this unusual command the emperor's army was annihilated there (20,000 Roman soldiers killed, and even the hapless lions clubbed to death) failed to elicit any censure for the unperturbed Alexander, who coolly pointed out that the oracle had not specified which side in the war would achieve success!

Bust of Marcus Aurelius (public domain)

Of course, Alexander was far from being entirely unsuccessful as a prophet, but reputedly his triumphs often involved the use of spies, thugs, and blackmailers to obtain the necessary information upon which to base his oracles. In addition, there were claims that sealed scrolls containing requests for oracles that acolytes presented to him were secretly opened by him using hot needles in order to discover what information they contained and thus devise an oracle in accordance with it. He also benefited from making friends in (very) high places, of which one of the most significant was Publius Mummius Sisenna Rutilianus, a former Roman consul and provincial Roman governor in Asia and Upper Moesia, who declared himself protector of the Glycon oracle. He also provided Alexander with some very high-ranking contacts in Roman society, and he even married Alexander's own daughter.

Not content with merely being an exceptionally famous mystic, meanwhile, Alexander utilised Rutilianus's own eminence to help launch a very spectacular annual three-day festival replete with processions, ceremonies, and re-enactments of various mystical rituals, all held at the temple in Abonoteichus. These were devoted to the celebration of Apollo's birth and that of his son Asclepius, the appearance of Glycon, Alexander's own mother's supposed marriage to Asclepius's son Podaleirius, and even an alleged romance between Alexander himself and the Greek moon goddess Selene that purportedly led to the birth of Alexander's daughter, now the wife of Rutilianus.

Selene the Greek moon goddess, with Phosphoros the Morning Star and Hesperos the Evening Star, depicted on Roman marble altar, 2nd Century AD (public domain)

Alexander even persuaded the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius to change Abonoteichus's name to the much grander-sounding Ionopolis ('Greek city'). In addition, this same emperor and also his successors Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius all issued coinage depicting Glycon. Yet despite achieving such successes as these, with savage irony a prediction that he made about himself proved to be singularly inaccurate – just like many that he had predicted for others had been. He prophesied that he would live to the age of 150, but died at only 70 in or around 170 AD, caused by a gangrenous limb. Yet although the cult's leader was no more, the cult itself, and its veneration of Glycon, persisted for at least a further century – having occupied a vast area at its peak of popularity, stretching from the Danube in the west to the Euphrates in the east - before eventually petering out. Having said that, it is nothing if not interesting to note that as recently as the 1970s, belief in a "magical snake" still existed among Turkish locals living in the vicinity of Inebolu (formerly Ionopolis/Abonoteichus).

But how do we know about Alexander and Glycon, almost a millennium after their demise? In fact, only a single primary source for the extraordinary history of the reputedly phoney prophet and his talkative hairy-headed human-eared snake god is known, and it just so happens to be an exceedingly acerbic, hostile account written by an infamously vituperative satirist with a very specific reason for hating Alexander and all that he represented. Needless to say, therefore, one might well be forgiven for wondering whether the entire saga was totally fictitious.

The statue of Glycon unearthed at Tomis, Romania, in 1962; left-hand view (© CristianChirita/Wikipedia – CC BY-SA 3.0 licence)

Happily, however, independent corroboration for the reality of the Glycon cult also exists. This includes not only the survival of some of the afore-mentioned Roman coinage bearing the image (and even the name) of this very singular deified serpent, but also a magnificent marble statue of Glycon, dating from the Severan dynasty (193-235 AD), standing almost 3 ft tall, and in excellent condition. It had been excavated in April 1962 along with various other statuary under the site of a former railway station in Constanta, Romania, formerly the ancient city of Tomis.

So spectacular and unexpected was this ornate Glycon sculpture, now housed at Constanta's Museum of National History and Archaeology, that it featured on a Romanian postage stamp in 1974 (which is what first brought Glycon to my attention, as an enthusiastic stamp collector during my childhood), as well as on a second one issued in 1994, and also on a Romanian 10,000 lei bank note in 1994.

The Romanian 10,000 lei bank note depicting the Glycon statue, issued in 1994 – sample only (Wikipedia/public domain – reproduced here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use basis only)

Moreover, smaller Glycon statuettes in bronze have been found in Athens too, confirming the cult's spread into and across southwestern Europe. And according to the 2nd-Century-AD Christian philosopher Athenagoras of Athens, writing in his Apology (c.176/177 AD), a statue of Alexander once stood in the forum of Parium, which was a Greek city in Mysia on the Hellespont (now called the Dardanelles). 

Consequently, as there can be no doubt that Glycon, regardless of its true nature, really did exist, should we look more favourably upon its sole primary literary source, even though said source originated from the pen of an inimical satirist? This is where it all becomes much more complex, as will now be seen.

Lucian of Samosata, engraving by William Faithorne, 1600s (public domain)

The source in question is a concise but coruscating essay tersely entitled Alexander the False Prophet, written in Ancient Greek by Lucian of Samosata (Samosata being an ancient Syrian city on the west bank of the Euphrates river). A popular Greek satirist and rhetorician, Lucian was a contemporary of Alexander, and was particularly noted for the scoffing, sarcastic nature of many of his writings. His essay contained the history of Alexander and Glycon that I have summarised here in this present article of mine, but also included many additional claims and suppositions of fraud, lewd behaviour, and other undesirable activities relative to its human and serpentine subjects.

For instance, Lucian confidently asserted that the talking head of Glycon was not this snake's real head (which, he claimed, was kept well hidden under Alexander's armpit), but was instead an artificial construction made from linen and skilfully manipulated by Alexander using a lengthy internal tube composed of conjoined bird windpipes that led out from the false head into a hidden chamber where an assistant spoke words into the tube, thus making it seem as if Glycon were speaking. Lucian further alleged that a series of very fine, attached horse-hairs acted as internal pulleys to make the false head open and close its mouth, and extend and retract its tongue.

Sculpture of Lucian of Samosata, atop an ornamental pillar in the grounds of Nordkirchen Castle, near Münster, Germany (© Mbdortmund/Wikipedia – GFDL 1.2 licence)

Lucian also 'explained' how various of Alexander's correct predictions had been achieved via fraudulent activity. He even alleged that shortly after a somewhat acrimonious meeting with Alexander (in c.162 AD) during which he had tried to trick Alexander and had even attempted (albeit unsuccessfully) to dissuade Rutilianus from marrying the latter's daughter, he had narrowly avoided death during a boat trip when Alexander had supposedly paid the vessel's crew to murder him, only being saved when the captain prevented them from carrying out the heinous deed.

Traditionally, this vicious character assassination of Alexander by Lucian in literary form has tended to be viewed uncritically by those modern-day scholars actually aware of it (with Glycon in particular being among the Roman Empire's least-known figures of interest nowadays). However, all of that changed dramatically in June 2011.

Steve Moore with fellow FT colleagues in 2002 - from left to right, back row to front row: Mark Pilkington,  Paul Sieveking, Bob Rickard, Ian Simmons, Steve Moore, and Owen Whiteoak (© Paul Sieveking)

This very notable volte-face was due to the publication of a fascinating, eye-opening article presenting a very erudite reappraisal of Alexander, Glycon, and their portrayal by their longstanding nemesis Lucian. Appearing in the British monthly periodical Fortean Times (which is devoted to the serious investigation and chronicling of unexplained and controversial phenomena of every conceivable - and inconceivable! – kind), the article was authored by Steve Moore.

Steve was a highly-respected veteran researcher of ancient Asian and European mysteries, as well as one of the original Gang of Fort associated with the founding of Fortean Times itself (originally entitled The News), and his article directly challenged many of Lucian's long-accepted claims.

Opening page of text from Steve Moore's excellent Fortean Times article (© Steve Moore/Fortean Times)

For example, Steve questioned how Lucian could have known any specific details about Alexander's early years, especially those shared with Cocconas, bearing in mind that he, Lucian, had not spent any time alongside the pair to witness anything at first hand, and that Cocconas and Alexander were hardly likely to have informed him (or anyone else, for that matter) what they had been doing if they had truly been engaged in fraudulent activity during that time period, as vehemently asserted by Lucian in his account. Indeed, Steve went even further, by questioning whether Cocconas even existed – after all, there is no mention of him outside Lucian's poisonous diatribe. Might he therefore have been a wholly fictitious character, invented specifically by Lucian in order to cast Alexander's early years in as bad a light as possible?

No less circumspect are Lucian's wholly-unsubstantiated claims of spying, thuggery, blackmail, furtively opening sealed scrolls, and a varied assortment of other equally unpleasant activities attributed by him to Alexander. As for Lucian's once again unconfirmed allegation of almost being murdered by henchmen of Alexander while taking a boat ride, this just so happens to have been a very popular storyline in romantic works of fiction from that time period (and of which Lucian would certainly have been well aware). So it should clearly be viewed with great caution as a supposed statement of fact.

Was Glycon's voice achieved by ventriloquism and its head a glove or sock puppet, i.e. comparable, for instance, with how the famous American entertainer Shari Lewis 'brought to life' Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse? (public domain)

Equally, Steve pointed out that Lucian's bold statements regarding the nature of Glycon's head and speech were mere supposition too. True, the notions that Lucian had put forward regarding the mechanisms by which a fake head could have been secretly operated by Alexander were nothing if not ingenious, but that is all that they were – notions, not facts. No physical evidence or direct eyewitness observations confirming them were presented by Lucian in support of his accusations, it was all speculation (and spiteful speculation at that) on his part, nothing more. Other, much less controversial options also existed but which Lucian never mentioned, such as ventriloquism to make Glycon speak, and a simple glove or sock puppet-like creation to make its fake head move and open its mouth (always assuming of course that a fake head really was present).

Moreover, we only have Lucian's very questionable testimony that Glycon actually talked at all! In fact, it is even possible that Lucian never actually saw Glycon or spoke to anyone who had done so, because, amazingly, his essay makes no mention whatsoever of Glycon's two most remarkable physical features – its human ears and blond hair. Conversely, whereas Lucian claimed that it possessed a human-like head, most of the physical depictions of Glycon currently known (i.e. the various coins and statues noted earlier by me in this article) actually portray it with a long-snouted head that is certainly more pythonesque than humanoid in appearance. If for no other reason than this, therefore, the authentic nature of the content of Lucian's essay clearly should not - can not - be taken in any way for granted.

Glycon portrayed upon a 2nd-Century AD Ionopolis coin (copyright holder unknown, despite considerable searches by me; reproduced here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use educational basis only)

Returning to the matter of the mobility and loquacity of Glycon's head, it would be very prudent here to quote Steve's take on Lucian's assertions regarding this:

In boasting that he knows how the trick was done, Lucian is plainly covering up the fact that this can only be a matter of conjecture. These conjectures may be very close to the truth; but they remain conjectures, not proof.

Steve also applied this same line of sound reasoning very successfully and convincingly to many other of Lucian's scathing claims masquerading as facts against Alexander. In addition, certain of Alexander's activities that Lucian deemed to be evidence of his fakery – most notably his retreating overnight into an inner, subterranean sanctuary called the adyton, in order to receive his oracles in peaceful solitude via dreams, and then reveal them publicly the following morning - were shown by Steve to be no different from those performed by various soothsayers and oracle-givers who had not been accused of or linked to fraud, such as the very famous, much-revered Oracle of Apollo at Claros, on the coast of Ionia in present-day Anatolia, Turkey.

'Chariot of Apollo', by Gustave Moreau, late 1800s (public domain)

Indeed, there is even a very relevant, present-day parallel, as Steve tellingly revealed in his own article:

The adyton is an underground chamber, and it's now known that withdrawal to a cave or subterranean chamber to obtain visions and mystic revelations was a common practice among Greek seers, being used similarly to a modern sensory deprivation tank.
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          Denis, are 2 anisori si a suportat pana acum 16 operatii chirurgicale. A fost diagnosticat cu atrezie esofagiana (lipsa legaturii intre cavitatea bucala si stomac)   
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Buonasera Siamo un gruppo di professionisti che forniscono prestiti finanziari a qualsiasi persona seria e solvente avente una attività generatrici di reddito. Siamo disposti a concedere il prestito che si desidera e per un periodo di rimborso fino a 30 anni in seguito ad un tasso fisso nominale del 3%. I concedere prestiti a persone che vivono in Europa e in tutto il mondo (Francia, Belgio, Svizzera, Romania, Italia, Spagna, Canada, Portogallo, Isola Marshall .. .). Quindi, se siete interessati, si prega gentilmente di contattarci via email per maggiori informazioni: simonecalasie@libero.it
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Don't be fooled by the exuberant Moorish style of the Curtea de Argeș cathedral. The various legends associated with this Romanian Orthodox church tend to be, well, grim.

In one tale, the architect — to be able to finish the building...


          St. Gliceria Celebration in Slatioara, Romania   

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Arhierei Sfantul Glicherie Slatioara 2017 Psf. Antim din Basarabia in alb , Psf. Gheorghe din Ucraina in veșmânt ocru, Mitropolitul Gherontie și Mitropolitul...
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Celebration in honor of St Gliceria in Romania (VIDEO, PHOTO) Автор: Митрополит Агафангел вкл. Author: Metropolitan Agafangel inc. 29 Июнь 2017 29 June 2017 . . Опубликовано в Румынская Страростильная Церковь (Просмотров: 29) Posted in Romanian Church of the Resurrection (Views: 29)

Божественную Литургию в день праздника Святителя Гликерия 28 июня 2017 года в монастыре в Слатиоара в Румынии отслужили иерархи Румынской, Греческой и Русской Церквей.


The Divine Liturgy on the feast day of St. Glyceria on June 28, 2017 in the monastery in Slatioara in Romania was served by the hierarchy of the Romanian, Greek and Russian Churches.


От РПЦЗ в торжествах приняли участие архиереи Молдавской епархии Архиепископ Георгий и Епископ Анфим.


The ROCA was in participation by the attended by the bishops of the Moldovan diocese Archbishop George and Bishop Anfim.


От Греческой Церкви служили Митрополиты Геронтий и Хризостом.


From the Greek Church, there was  the Metropolitans Gerontius and Chrysostom who also served.




Photo by Archiep. George Kravchenko.
Photo by Archiep. George Kravchenko.
Photo by Archiep. George Kravchenko.




          Idromania    

Anno 2067. I palestinesi hanno conquistato quasi tutta Israele, e il mondo, ormai preda della siccità, è governato da multinazionali cinesi, giapponesi e ucraine che controllano le sorgenti e la distribuzione di acqua fresca.

Maya è alla ricerca del marito Ido, un ingegnere giovane e brillante scomparso improvvisamente proprio quando stava per mettere a punto la sua invenzione, il ji-ji, un sistema di depurazione dell'acqua piovana che avrebbe consentito a ognuno di procurarsela da solo e quasi gratuitamente.

Tra giallo e thriller, Idromania ci racconta un futuro non troppo lontano e facilmente immaginabile, un futuro dove lo sviluppo delle tecnologie è altrettanto rapido quanto lo sfaldarsi dei legami sociali.

Un romanzo intelligente e inquietante che fa sorgere domande particolarmente attuali e al tempo stesso tiene il lettore con il fiato sospeso per la sorte di Ido e per la tenacia e il coraggio di Maya che lotta per ritrovare il marito e liberare il proprio villaggio dai mercanti dell'acqua


          Made in Italy - Il Lato Oscuro della Moda Italiana    

Se stai per comprare un capo Made in Italy, pensa...
Pensa a come è stato fatto, da chi, dove, in quali condizioni e perché...
Pensa a quanto lo stai pagando e a quanto è costato a chi lo ha prodotto...
Pensa a chi lo ha fatto per te e cosa ci ha guadagnato...
Pensa a cosa è, davvero, il Made in Italy

Non saprai il vero nome dell'Autore di questa inchiesta; ma saprai che quello che racconta è tutto vero, perché lo ha visto, lo ha vissuto, ha collaborato, ha incontrato, ha parlato con le persone che realizzano e rappresentano il Made in Italy

La schiavitù esiste ancora, nelle fabbriche cinesi ma anche nel cuore della vecchia Europa. Gli schiavi del terzo millennio non sono servi della gleba, né prigionieri dei gulag staliniani: sono lavoratori della moda, di un'industria che confeziona lussuosi capi di abbigliamento per le vetrine delle nostre eleganti boutique. Sono esseri umani immolati sull'altare del capitalismo globalizzato, costretti dalla miseria a lavorare senza diritti, senza tutele, senza le minime libertà. Solo perché la loro forza lavoro costa meno di quella italiana, perché hanno avuto la sfortuna di nascere in nazioni ancora lontane dal potersi definire democratiche, e perché qualcun altro possa arricchirsi velocemente. Ma la responsabilità di questo sistema non è solo dei loro compatrioti aguzzini, bensì di molti stilisti e manager della moda italiana.

«Made in Italy» racconta un mondo di intollerabile miseria e sopraffazione, e lo fa con completa cognizione di causa, poiché l'autore (che scrive, come è ovvio, sotto pseudonimo) lavora da anni in questo settore, ha conosciuto carnefici e vittime, ha visto con i propri occhi gli squallidi luoghi in cui si produce gran parte del nostro lusso. Con l'indignazione di un pamphlettista, il talento di un inviato, il gusto del racconto di un romanziere, Giò Rosi ci accompagna nelle fabbriche di uno Stato fantasma fondato sull'illegalità chiamato Transnistria, poi in Romania (dove, se i cittadini rumeni pretendono troppo, si possono sempre importare operai dalle zone più povere dell'Asia), poi ancora in una prigione bulgara convertita in fabbrica senza che si noti troppo la differenza, e in molti altri luoghi ancora.

Dopo aver letto questo libro, sarà più difficile comprare certi costosi capi «firmati» facendo finta di niente. Alla ribellione morale si aggiungerà l'amara consapevolezza che questo vergognoso mercato di esseri umani non solo favorisce i calcoli di imprenditori senza scrupoli, ma danneggia l'intera industria italiana e il consumatore, convinto di pagare artigianato di valore mentre compra merce scadente. Sotto la griffe si nasconde l'antica realtà dell'avidità umana.

Questo è un libro "difficile" perché mette sotto accusa il mondo della moda italiana, il nostro Made in Italy. L'autore lavora da moltissimo tempo nel campo dell'alta moda, e ai più alti livelli, e dopo anni in cui ha visto di tutto ha deciso di "vuotare il sacco". Quello che racconta è impressionante non solo per la portata, la dimensione, la ramificazione, ma soprattutto per il fatto che si tratta di un fenomeno del tutto ignoto e ignorato, di un mondo sconosciuto, che sembra irreale. È un atto d'accusa, un pugno nello stomaco. Un reportage scritto con un linguaggio schietto, accorato, aperto, con una passione che mostra l'urgenza sentita nel dover raccontare. Raccontare una sequela di episodi raccapriccianti per la loro brutalità semplice, ordinaria, disumana...

Anteprima Made in Italy - Il Lato Oscuro della Moda Italiana LIBRO di Giò Rosi

Ho avuto modo di vedere questa situazione sul nascere, ero sul posto quando si costruivano le strutture per allocarvi le linee di produzione, con i macchinari sistemati dentro gli alloggi. Dopo un primo incontro che ebbi con il titolare, durante il quale mi portò a vedere l'inizio dei lavori, passarono pochi mesi e quando mi ritrovai laggiù, lo spettacolo che si presentava ai miei occhi era davvero stupefacente. Linee di produzione perfettamente efficienti. Catene e catene di macchine per cucire di diverso modello a seconda della fase e dell'operazione da effettuare e su ognuna di queste uno schiavo, maschio o femmina. Per lo più donne cinesi e uomini cingalesi, bengalesi o indiani.

Fra queste catene di produzione si muoveva instancabile una direttrice di reparto, credo fosse di Bergamo. Passi rapidi e dito sempre puntato a riprendere, a correggere, a spronare. Una furia.

Scopro che su questa gente viene effettuata anche una specie di «selezione genetica»: i ruoli vengono addirittura assegnati a seconda delle caratteristiche morfologiche degli individui che devono realizzare le molteplici operazioni industriali.

Continua a leggere - Anteprima Made in Italy - Il Lato Oscuro della Moda Italiana LIBRO di Giò Rosi

Indice

  • Pridnestrovie
  • Un italiano in Romania
  • Pierino l'imprenditore
  • Le carceri di Topoz
  • Irina
  • Considerazioni
  • In «Prima linea»
  • Due simpatici vecchietti
  • Altre considerazioni
  • Marcella
  • Come fanno
  • Lecce
  • Sul bel Danubio blu
  • Ancora considerazioni
  • Piccola conclusione

          Locality Updated: Kakowa meteorite (Kakova meteorite), Oravita, Romania   
Added Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:24
          La Deriva   

Dove va un Paese che per fare un ponte di 81 metri impiega il triplo dei cinesi per uno di 36 chilometri sul mare? Che infligge a chi ha un’impresa fino a 233 scadenze all’anno? Che consuma energia quanto Austria, Turchia, Polonia, Romania insieme ma la compra quasi tutta fuori? Che rinvia i processi perfino al febbraio 2020? Che affida alla protezione civile anche il restauro di David di Donatello? Che movimenta in tutti i suoi porti meno container della sola Rotterdam? Che protegge treni veloci con fermate ogni 10 chilometri? Che assume maestri e docenti solo per sanatorie e promuove tutti anche i somari?

E INTANTO LA POLITICA, COSTOSA E IMPOTENTE, TROPPO SPESSO PARLA D'ALTRO. 

Dalle infrastrutture bloccate da lacci e lacciuoli di ogni genere all'attività legislativa farraginosa, dai ritardi nell'informatica che ci fanno arrancare dietro la Lettonia agli ordini professionali chiusi a riccio davanti ai giovani, dal declino delle Università-fai-da-te alle rivolte di mille corporazioni, dalle ottusità sindacali ai primari nominati dai partiti: l'Italia è un Paese straordinario che, nonostante la sua storia, le sue eccellenze, i suoi talenti, appare ormai alla deriva.

Un Paese che una classe politica prigioniera delle proprie contraddizioni e dei propri privilegi non riesce più a governare.

È la tesi di Gian Antonio Stella e Sergio Rizzo: quella Casta, denunciata nel libro che ha rappresentato il più importante fenomeno editoriale degli ultimi anni, non è soltanto sempre più lontana dai cittadini ma è il sintomo di un Paese che non sa più progettare e prendere decisioni forti. E il confronto con gli altri Paesi, senza una svolta netta, coraggiosa, urgente, si fa di giorno in giorno così impietoso da togliere il fiato.


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Există cazuri în care o ţară străină ne aduce aminte de eroii pe care îi avem. Trei medici români sunt extrem de respectaţi în China, pentru ajutorul pe care l-au dat acestei ţări în vremuri grele, acum mai multe decenii. Respectaţi şi deloc uitaţi.
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@super_fotbal, cred ca depinde mult de bula in care lucrezi/traiesti. eu unul sunt pasionat sa mai calatoresc asa prin diverse medii si tin sa spun ca atat colegii mei de munca in 2016 dar si altii de pe la alte birouri/firme, mi-au spus in vinerea de dinaintea alegerilor locale (bucuresti) ca nu vor merge la vot pentru ca au alte lucruri mai importante de facut (iar vreo jumatate efectiv nu stiau ca sunt alegeri, va dati seama? intelectuali). Am zis ca e doar bula mea, sa mai intreb si pe la alte departamente, prin alte firme, prin amici. Procentul a fost asemanator, 50% habar n-aveau ca-a alegeri iar vreo 40% au zis ca au alte lucruri mai importante de facut si ca nici nu stiu cine candideaza sau cu ce se mananca politica. In decembrie a fost mai simplu, am fost singurul dintre cei pe care ii cunosc care a votat si care a mai facut si pe observatorul intr-o sectie din voluntari. Aveam nevoie de exercitiul asta, ultim, inainte sa ma car din tara, capituland in fata prostiei si ignorantei mult prea mari din tara. Deocamdata inca-s legat de stirile din ro si inca ma oftica sa vad ce se intampla insa in timp planuiesc sa ma detasez usor usor de tot ce inseamna Romania pentru ca pentru mine e o cauza pierduta iar cei probabil pana intr-un milion romani cu ceva minte si spirit European ar face bine sa se apuce sa-si faca bagajele si s-o taie si ei incotro apuca.
          Oliver Stone Tells Ron Paul: Edward Snowden Is The "Most American Of Patriots"   
Oliver Stone Tells Ron Paul: Edward Snowden Is The Most American Of Patriots Director Oliver Stone, who’s recently released series “The Putin Interviews” stirred up controversy among liberals who* accused him of being a Russian propagandist,* appeared on the Liberty Report with former Texas Congressman Ron Paul to discuss the documentary, his views about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and why the US’s aggressive approach to containing the purported threat posed by Russia has led to a breakdown in relations between the two powers.

Stone said he’s been “interested” in Russia since being raised as a conservative in New York City, claiming that *his father instilled a “fear” of Communism and Russians in him at a young age.* In the early 1980s, Stone visited the country for the first time as a screenwriter with the idea of interviewing several dissidents. He has returned several times since. *In particular, Stone has become interested in the case of Snowden, whom he praised as “the most American of patriots.”*



“I was interested in Russia – I went back into the 2000s. The Snowden story occupied me. And of course, it’s so ironic that he the most American of patriots is living in Moscow because he has to. *It’s the only country in the world that would give him asylum -  in other words it’s the only country in the word that can deny the US what it wants which is Snowden.”*

 

“[Putin] explained to me that Russians wanted an extradition treaty with the US for years, but nothing doing, because there are a lot of Russian criminals in America who stole money from Russia. He did nothing wrong in Russian terms so they gave him asylum - now its 3 years 5 years whatever its going to be. I wish Ed well I really do.”



Stone tried explaining Putin’s point of view regarding the breakdown in relations between the US and Russia that has occurred since the end of the George W Bush presidency, saying the US’s decision to install new ABM defenses have greatly unsettled Russians, who see their installation as an encroachment.



“We come around now to this period in 2017…for some reason an improving US-Russia relationship deteriorated completely. *Mr. Putin in his interview goes into the ABM treaty, he goes into the expansion of NATO and the American support of terrorism in the caucuses while the Russians were helping them in Afghanistan.”*

 

*“That’s an important issue for them. Many American lives were saved. I think you talked about those three issues NATO, ABM, the support of terrorism.”*



The ABM installations, in particular, are threatening a policy of “nuclear parity” that has existed since the Soviet Union, Stone said, adding that the notion that Russia is a threat to the US is “insanity,” given Russia's weaker economy and less powerful military.



*“ABM destroys the nuclear parity that existed. When Mr. Bush tore that up in 2001, that was a signal that the US wanted nuclear superiority, or a first strike option.”*



Stone also shared a story about watching the movie “Dr. Strangelove” with Putin, who he said was greatly moved.



“I showed him the movie Dr. Strangelove…and he watched it very serious about it. He said this movie was very accurate of that time and it’s still accurate today.”



Circling back to the issue of nuclear deterrents, Stone said he’s worried that rising tensions around the world could trigger a “nuclear confrontation.”



“I’m saying I have reached that age when I am not really concerned about what happens to me but… it’s not just about the US, but about the whole planet and *I feel a nuclear confrontation, an accident, could happen tomorrow. But you put ABMs in Poland and Romania - that’s a gigantic mistake.”*

 

“An ABM can be converted overnight from a defensive missile to an offensive missile. They’re surrounded from the North the East and the West by US missiles and we don’t seem to realize it.”



Stone says he’s “scared for America,” explaining that many US citizens prefer to blindly accept media spin that’s favorable to the US establishment, without questioning it, or trying to understand Russia’s point of view.



“It’s a good thing I went through JFK when I was younger…there’s been a lot of controversy around my movies. *I’m scared not for myself because I’m at that age, they can’t destroy me anymore, but I’m scared for America, I’m afraid they’ve lost their sense. I’m afraid there’s a lack of foresight and leadership.”*



Stone denied allegations that he provided questions to Putin ahead of time, and said the four-part documentary is a great opportunity for Americans to learn more about Russia’s enigmatic leader.



*“Over four hours you can listen to a man who’s been there 16 years talk about the balance of power. We live in this spin cycle like a laundry every day it’s a crisis and I think that’s the way we like it, it creates more money but this is not a view of the world.”*

Reported by Zero Hedge 55 minutes ago.
          TMBA382: LAX->MNL->OTP with Family in Tow   
http://www.tropicalmba.com/romania/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/romania/ Podcast 29:02 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Today, Dan and Ian are continuing their miniseries in which they look at the many different locations that people in this community have chosen to call ‘home’. In this episode, you’ll hear from someone who hasn’t just settled on a place but is also considering applying...
          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
Today Amazon Studios and top-notch indie production company A24 announced a new comedy series premiering August 4. It's called Comrade Detective, and at first glance maybe you'll be like "sounds like another Amazon show no one will care about." It's set in Romania in the 1980s, and Amazon describes it like this: "The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Florin Piersic [...]
          "Democraţie iliberală"? Pâi n-a inventat-o Viktor Orbán, o predică şi un fost consilier prezidenţial   

Evident, am cam forţat nota. Viktor Orbán vede o democraţie pusă în acord cu interesele naţionale, Lăzăroiu vede exercitarea per se a puterii, de către Ocultă (deep state, statul profund/paralel, "iniţiaţii"...):


[...] 

Îngrijorat?

N-aș zice. Rămân optimist.

Cu toatele evenimentele astea din ultimul an?

Teatru de păpuși.

În ce sens?

Spectacolul rămâne savuros, dacă îl privești cu detașare, și cred că am învățat asta, pentru că m-am deconectat de la tot ce înseamnă politică. În sensul că, mai mult decât înainte, pare că regizorul controlează mai iscusit tot jocul, toată punerea în scenă.

Cine-i regizorul și cine sunt actorii?

Actorii sunt politicienii, regizorul e „statul”, hai să-i zicem așa, ca să nu banalizăm cu formule consacrate, care de fapt atribuie acțiunile unor oameni, făcându-le să arate resorturi personale. Nu e binom, trinom, cabală, e statul român. Azi, mai puternic.

Bine, și cum mai stăm atunci cu democrația?

Un cuțit în mâna unui copil mic e un instrument periculos. Cam așa și cu democrația la îndemâna unor partide și politicieni începători, cum sunt la noi. Și cu un electorat, să fim sinceri, imatur. Care abia învață despre funcționarea instituțiilor.

Totuși, nu e periculos pe termen lung un asemenea model, cu un centru de comandă care ține în hățuri actorii politici?

Azi e mai periculos să ai politicieni care-și urmăresc exclusiv interesele personale. Mult mai periculos. Date fiind și provocările regionale, mondiale. Să dau un exemplu. Dacă Federația Rusă a reușit să influențeze alegerile în Statele Unite, fără prea mari eforturi, cam cât de greu le-ar fi să controleze lucrurile în România?

Deci nici democrațiile avansate nu sunt scutite de riscuri...

Evident. Democrația are imperfecțiunile ei și se confruntă azi cu provocări noi, cum sunt terorismul, cyber-terorismul. Trăim în epoca liberalizării informației, epoca „fake news” („știri false”, n. red.) „post-truth” („post-adevăr”, n.red)... De aici rezultă derapaje. Brexitul e un exemplu. O majoritate alege să meargă pe un drum fără să știe care-i capătul.

Și de ce mai facem alegeri, dacă știe altcineva mai bine decât poporul în ce direcție trebuie să mergem?

Dacă democrația însemna doar alegeri libere, democrația era moartă de mult. Democrația, imperfectă cum e, nu e pregătită încă pentru liberalizarea informației. Dar se va adapta. Azi oricine poate spune orice și dacă o spune destul de convingător pare a fi o realitate. Și când așa-zisa realitate influențează opiniile unor electori dispuși să creadă orice (ca să-și rezolve niște frustrări personale, de exemplu) sau să propage ei înșiși mai departe informația, pierzând chiar originea ei, atunci intrăm într-un joc mortal, virtual la început, dar care începe să producă consecințe fatale.

Deci, românii pot vota orice, că decide „statul” cum e mai bine...

Nu-i chiar așa. De pildă, la ultimele alegeri, au votat majoritar mai multe lucruri – mai puține reforme, salarii ca în Occident și, unii, poate, o justiție mai puțin zgomotoasă. Puține reforme vor fi, salarii ca în Occident nu prea avem cum în patru ani, decât dacă vom confunda Occidentul cu Grecia, iar în ce privește justiția, eu cred că azi sunt mai zgomotoși justițiabilii decât justițiarii...

[...]


          Gwent soldiers on exercise in Romania build doghouse for homeless pooches   
Cwmbran Army reservist took on a four-legged challenge when he was on exercise in Romania.
          Army engineers design next-level network for U.S. Army Europe-led multinational exercise   
MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- For U.S. Army network engineers from the 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, preparing for exercise Saber Guardian 17 involved a straightforward task: design and maintain a robust, redundant and secure Mission Partner Environment network capable of providing a range of essential voice and data communications services supporting thousands of users from 30 nations operating across several countries, in sometimes austere environments.
          For sale - Express Women's S Gray Metallic Striped Rayon Blend... - Auction   

Lol Gray 6311, Australia
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          For sale - cottage craft sheepskin ,half pad,turqoise/grey,cob... - Auction   
Grey 6521, Australia
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          For sale - griffin pure wool half pad hi wither size L - Auction   
Griffin 4503, Australia
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          For sale - clarks girls purple shoes infant size 5 half E - Auction   
Coalville 3825, Australia
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          For sale - albion full size dressage saddle Cloth, Half Wool,... - Auction   

Albion 3020, Australia
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          Why are there transitional arrangements for Romanian and Bulgarian workers?   
ECAS presented on 15 January the latest of the series of reports on the free movement. See the report and the official press release. Well before one can say that mobility becomes a piece of cake for EU-25, there comes 2007 enlargement and things get even worse. While the newcomers of 2004 can celebrate that… » read more
          Comment on Revista Presei – 30 iunie. PSD la guvernare sau taxa pe prostie by eugen vasilescu   
Sunt multe de spus pe acest subiect, sa mai zic si eu cate ceva: - Lobby-ul unguresc functioneaza non-stop de la Trianon incoace f.bine si la nivel inalt cu sau fara comunisti la putere. Este sustinut si de evrei. Minciunile sunt 95% din ce propaga, dar nu e nimeni care sa spuna altceva in public. Norocul nostru este ca sunt mai multe centre care fac sau se ocupa cu politica externa americana: Dept of State, Congress, USAID, CIA, AIPAC, etc etc si bineinteles POTUS. Dept of State ( si VoA) intotdeauna intesat de lobby unguresc, ca si CIA. Prin 1998-2001 am creat pt DoD un prototip de telemedicina considerat cel mai avansat in acel moment, am avut multe discutii candide cu DoD functionari - militari si civili. Prin 2003-2004 CIA - eram la GU - CIA era pe coridoarele GU fluturand bani pt contracte pt ca erau prinsi fara pantaloni si cu fundul gol: aveau nevoie de soft pt a corela mai multe site-uri (in China). Era pe vremea cand SARS panica pe toata lumea si a surprins pe toti. Dar daca s-ar fi uitat pe internet si ar fi corelat cateva site-uri din diferite regiuni din China (scoli inchise, restrictii in deplasari etc) ar fi stiut ce era necesar cu sase luni mai devreme. Nu am fost f impresionat de persoanele cu pricina si am refuzat politicos sa ma implic. Tot prin 2003-2004 erau diverse contacte SUA-Romania pt parteneriatul pt NATO iar DoD mi-a oferit un loc intr-o deplasare in Romania ca sa demonstrez prototipul de telemedicina. Au fost diverse intalniri in Bucuresti, dar m-a surprins insistenta si atentia pe care DoD o dadea partii romane, dar cel mai mult m-a surprins calitatea persoanelor din DoD: top 0.1%, nu i-am mai vazut nici inainte nici dupa aceasta deplasare, iar partea romana imi spunea ca nimeni niciodata nu a bagat Dept de Aparare in asmenea viteza. Am avut o scurta discutie ca atasatul (sau unul dintre ei) militar la Bucuresti si l-am intrebat de ce se agita atat. Raspunsul a fost scurt - calitatea soldatului roman (ok asta banuiam) - si faptul ca in razboiul 2 mondial Romania a fost singura tara in Europa care a aplicat corect Conventia de la Geneva pt POW (asta era pt mine o noutate). Traditional CIA in afara de fisa postului se ocupa mult si sa cotonogeasca DIA. Se pare ca DIA a decis ca Romania este miza impostanta in zona.
          Comment on Revista Presei – 30 iunie. PSD la guvernare sau taxa pe prostie by depemures   
„In numele Consiliului European, as dori sa va felicit pentru numirea dumneavoastra in functia de prim-ministru. Ca membra a Uniunii Europene si ca viitoare detinatoare a presedintiei Consiliului UE, Romania joaca un rol deosebit de activ in sprijinirea unei Uniuni mai puternice si unite, precum si a unei vecinatati UE stabile si democratice. Am incredere ca guvernul dumneavoastra va oferi Romaniei stabilitatea favorabila dezvoltarii continue a tarii dumneavoastra, precum si a Uniunii Europene si va continua sa contribuie constructiv la rezolvarea provocarilor comune. Statul de drept si progresele inregistrate in lupta impotriva coruptiei, in conformitate cu asteptarile ridicate ale societatii romanesti si a valorilor UE, sunt esentiale pentru a asigura ca toti cetatenii romani pot beneficia pe deplin de toate oportunitatile oferite de statutul de membru al Uniunii. Astept cu nerabdare sa colaborez indeaproape cu dumeavoastra si va doresc dumneavoastra si guvernului dumneavoastra toate sucesele pentru viitor” Presedintele Consiliului European, Donald Tusk http://www.aktual24.ro/abia-instalat-in-functie-premierul-tudose-primeste-o-scrisoare-avertisment-din-partea-presedintelui-consiliului-european-oficialul-ue-stie-cu-cine-are-de-a-face/
          The Latest: Danish firm struggling to get engine parts   

A woman sits backdropped by a real time cyber attacks world map, at the headquarters of Bitdefender in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A new, highly virulent strain of malicious ransom software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution.


          : Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, 06 30 - 06:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          Proiectul vamii de pe Bega dintre Romania si Serbia a fost aprobat   
Unul dintre cei mai importanți pași pentru ca proiectul de finanțare din bani europeni pentru reabilitarea canalului Bega și continuarea pistei de biciclete pe partea sârbă a fost făcut. Noul executiv a adoptat memorandumul pentru acordul de înființare a punctului de trecere a frontierei de pe malul Begăi, dar, din păcate, problemele nu se opresc aici.
          Interzis pentru intrarea in Romania pentru un sarb prins la frontiera cu tigari de contrabanda   
Automarfar confiscat și amendă de 10.000 de lei pentru un cetățean sârb în vârstă de 34 de ani, în Vama Jimbolia. Bărbatul a fost sancționat drastic de polițiști după ce a fost prins că încerca să introducă în țară țigări de contrabandă ascunse în capitonajul și plafonul mașinii.
          Comrade Detective: Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Comedy Coming to Amazon   

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are coming to Amazon. Recently, the streaming service announced the two will provide voices for the upcoming TV show Comrade Detective. Set in 1980s Romania, the live-action cop show parody “is presented in Romanian and dubbed in English—as a Romanian show of that time would have been.” Tatum and Gordon-Levitt will […]

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          Sasha – 2 year old female Cross-Breed   
Sasha is still looking for her forever home. Sasha came across to Yappy Ever After Dog Rescue from Romania a few weeks ago and was said to be around two years old, though we think she is younger than this. She hasn’t lived with children but was lovely with mine when she met them. As she hasn’t lived with them as far as we know, however, we want her to go with children of 6+ years. She is very good with other dogs, but would be most suitable to calmer, older, dogs. She has not been cat tested. She has
          Smudge – 9 month old female Labrador Cross   
Smudge app 9 months old, she is a Labrador cross and she was rescued from a Kill kennels in Romania where she was due to be (inhumanely) destroyed. Smudge is a happy and friendly dog, full of love and likes people and other dogs. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and passported and will be arriving at the shelter on July 15th.
          Chippy – 9 month old male Labrador Cross   
Chippy is approximately 9 months old, possibly a Labrador cross. Chippy was rescued from an extremely bad kennels in Romania where he was due to be destroyed (not humanely). He is a happy friendly and affectionate dog, good with other dogs and people he meets. He is vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and passported and will be here in the UK on July 15th.
          Pendidikan Ideologi   
Pendidikan Ideologi
Ignas Kleden  ;   Sosiolog
                                                         KOMPAS, 21 Juni 2017



                                                           
Pada 19 September 1951, presiden pertama RI, Ir Soekarno, menerima gelar doctor honoris causa dalam ilmu hukum dari Universitas Gadjah Mada, dengan promotor Prof Mr Drs Notonegoro.

Pidato Bung Karno, "Ilmu dan Amal", mencerminkan pandangannya tentang ilmu pengetahuan, ideologi, politik, dan pemimpin politik. Bung Karno mungkin sekali adalah kepala negara di dunia yang menerima gelar Dr HC terbanyak, total 26: 7 dari dalam negeri dan 19 dari luar negeri, seperti Amerika Serikat, Kanada, Uni Soviet, Jerman Barat, Yugoslavia, Cekoslowakia, Polandia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hongaria, Mesir, Turki, Kamboja, Korea Utara, Filipina, Brasil, dan Bolivia.

Sekalipun demikian banyak penghormatan dunia akademis terhadapnya, Bung Karno dalam pidato di depan senat guru besar UGM mengatakan terus terang, setiap kali menerima gelar kehormatan itu, dirinya selalu bertanya apakah ada alasan cukup untuk menerima kehormatan seperti itu. Dirinya pada dasarnya bukanlah seorang ilmuwan karena tak menelurkan teori ilmu pengetahuan yang diterima dalam komunitas ilmu pengetahuan, tak menulis karya ilmiah yang diperbincangkan para ilmuwan di dunia, sehingga sumbangannya secara langsung kepada ilmu pengetahuan, dalam pandangannya sendiri, hampir tidak ada.

Namun, ini tak mengecilkan hatinya karena, menurut Bung Karno, dirinya tak merasa diri seorang ilmuwan, dan bahkan tak suka menjadi ilmuwan. "Pembawaanku tidak puas dengan ilmu an sich. Bagi saya, ilmu pengetahuan hanyalah berharga penuh jika ia dipergunakan untuk mengabdi kepada praktik hidup manusia, atau praktik hidupnya bangsa, atau praktik hidupnya dunia kemanusiaan."

Karya ilmiah berpuncak pada ditelurkannya suatu teori ilmiah yang diterima dan didiskusikan para ilmuwan dalam komunitas mereka, sedangkan Bung Karno merasa dirinya pada tempat pertama adalah seorang pemimpin politik, tugas utamanya mengaktifkan rakyat dan masyarakatnya kepada suatu cita-cita yang hendak diperjuangkan melalui praktik hidup. Berulang kali dia mengutip ucapan dalam bahasa Belanda, "Kennis zonder daad is doelloos. Daad zonder kennis is richtingloos (Pengetahuan tanpa perbuatan adalah tanpa tujuan. Perbuatan tanpa pengetahuan adalah tanpa arah)".

Kalau praktik hidup dan perbuatan, bagi Bung Karno, hal terpenting, apakah gunanya pengetahuan dan ilmu pengetahuan, dan mengapa dia membaca dan mempelajari demikian banyak buku termasuk buku-buku ilmu pengetahuan? Jawaban telah diberikannya sendiri: pengetahuan dan ilmu pengetahuan dibutuhkan supaya memberi arah yang lebih jelas sehingga praktik hidup mempunyai tujuan yang dapat dipertanggungjawabkan.

Pada titik ini menjadi jelas, bagi dia penting sekali menyusun suatu teori tentang arah dan tujuan bagi praktik hidup yang dijalankan rakyat dan masyarakatnya. Teori itu dalam pandangannya tak lain dari Pancasila, yang menurut keyakinannya dapat dan harus menjadi pedoman bagi arah dan tujuan praktik hidup yang dijalankan masyarakat Indonesia sebagai negara merdeka. Pancasila adalah suatu teori tentang praktik negara dan berfungsi sebagai ideologi, tetapi sekaligus menjadi teori tentang praktik hidup masyarakat Indonesia, dan menjadi Weltanschauung, suatu visi tentang dunia yang menentukan orientasi masyarakat Indonesia terhadap dunia. Was ist Weltanschauung? Apa itu Weltanschauung? Itulah pertanyaan filosof Karl Jaspers dalam studinya yang luas dan komprehensif, Psychologie der Weltanschauungen.

Menurut Jaspers, visi tentang dunia atau Weltanschauung selalu bersifat filosofis karena dia menjadi pengetahuan tentang keseluruhan, tentang yang universal, yang merupakan watak pengetahuan filosofis. Bedanya dari sistem filsafat ialah Weltanschauung tidak hanya berupa pengetahuan tentang keseluruhan, tetapi bahwa pengetahuan itu membawa akibat yang menjadi kenyataan dalam jiwa, menjadi seelische Wirklichkeit der Wirkung.

Tugas pemimpin politik

Tak begitu jelas apakah Bung Karno membaca karya Jaspers atau tidak, tetapi nyatanya dia juga menyatakan Pancasila adalah suatu philosophische grondslag, suatu dasar filsafat dan filsafat dasar bagi Indonesia, dan bahkan bagi negara lain di dunia yang mau menerapkannya. Namun, filsafat dasar itu tak akan hidup kecuali kalau dia dijalankan dan dihayati menjadi praktik hidup. Suatu ideologi negara, menurut Bung Karno, selalu punya dua fungsi utama: fungsi statis (mempersatukan semua unsur masyarakat ke dalam satu negara), dan fungsi dinamis (memberi arah ke mana negara dan masyarakat itu digerakkan). Peran pemimpin politik tak dapat diabaikan karena dia bertugas mengaktifkan masyarakatnya untuk menjalankan praktik hidup yang merealisasikan tujuan yang ditetapkan dalam suatu ideologi. Dalam tugas itu pemimpin politik harus melakukan tiga hal dalam tiga langkah.

Pertama, pemimpin politik harus sanggup melukiskan cita-cita negara dan masyarakatnya sebagai tujuan dan impian yang menarik, atraktif, dan appealing. Apakah ada politisi kita sekarang ini yang sanggup melukiskan kesejahteraan sosial bagi seluruh masyarakat sebagai gagasan atraktif bagi kehidupan bersama dan ide yang memikat bagi kaum muda? Apakah ada kemampuan politisi berbicara tentang kemanusiaan yang adil dan beradab sebagai cita-cita dan nilai yang layak dikejar dan diwujudkan dalam praktik hidup karena cita-cita itu punya daya tarik yang menimbulkan pesona dan memberi ilham yang menggairahkan? Apakah pembicaraan tentang kebangsaan masih menggelitik patriotisme, dengan rasa bangga dan rasa syukur, bahwa ada suatu tempat di alam semesta ini yang menjadi tanah air yang kita miliki, dan sekaligus memiliki diri kita sebagai rakyatnya-a homeland which belongs to us, and to which we all belong?

Pernahkah kita mendengar politisi kita berbicara musyawarah dan mufakat sebagai local genius Indonesia dalam memecahkan masalah dan mencapai konsensus rasional, sambil menimbulkan rasa hormat dan bermartabat kepada pihak yang beda pandangan? Di atas segalanya, apakah kita masih menyebut nama Tuhan dengan rasa tremendum et fascinans, dengan gentar dan terpukau karena kekudusan-Nya, dan apakah ingatan akan nama-Nya sanggup menahan kita dari nafsu berfoya-foya kekuasaan dan keserakahan?

Kedua, pemimpin politik tak cukup hanya menimbulkan rasa tertarik atau terpesona, tetapi harus sanggup memberikan sugesti kepada masyarakatnya sehingga anggota masyarakat itu merasa mampu mewujudkan cita-cita yang dilukiskan. Rasa mampu itu melahirkan keyakinan tentang tekad dan kesanggupan mencapai cita-cita, dan menjelmakan cita-cita menjadi kenyataan dalam jiwa, menjadi seelische Wirklichkeit menurut Jaspers. Sugesti menjadi kuat kalau apa yang dikatakan sejauh mungkin diilustrasikan juga dalam perbuatan. Perasaan mampu akan diteguhkan apabila rasa itu mendapat pengejawantahannya dalam praktik hidup yang dapat dilihat dan dialami.

Di sini budaya politik jadi penting dan memainkan peran instrumental dalam pendidikan ideologi. Budaya politik dibentuk oleh elite politik. Apa yang dilakukan elite politik dalam praktik hidup-baik atau buruk-seakan menjadi fashion show bagi rakyat yang melihat dan cenderung mencontohinya. Trickle-down effect dalam budaya politik berlangsung jauh lebih cepat daripada trickle-down effect dalam pemerataan kemakmuran ekonomi. Perbedaannya, tiadanya tetesan ke bawah dalam pemerataan hasil pertumbuhan ekonomi tidak dengan sendirinya memperlemah pertumbuhan ekonomi. Sebaliknya, tiadanya tetesan ke bawah dalam praktik hidup elite politik hampir pasti memperlemah ideologi yang dicoba diaktualisasikan dalam masyarakat.

Suatu pendidikan ideologi dengan kurikulum yang tersusun rapi, dan dengan metodik dan didaktik yang paling modern pun, akan mudah digagalkan oleh tiadanya dukungan budaya politik dari elite politik melalui praktik hidup mereka.

Ketiga, pemimpin politik harus dapat memfasilitasi peralihan dari adanya rasa mampu ke pembentukan kemampuan yang riil. Dia mendorong peralihan dari kenyataan dalam jiwa menjadi kenyataan dalam praktik hidup. Ibaratnya, seorang pemimpin politik memikat pendengarnya melalui presentasi tentang sebuah destinasi wisata lewat panorama yang diperlihatkannya melalui film dokumenter. Dia sanggup menimbulkan ketertarikan serta keinginan dan lambat laun muncul rasa mampu dan tekad pada pendengarnya untuk mengunjungi destinasi dimaksud. Langkah yang menentukan adalah membuat pendengarnya mulai menghemat pengeluaran, membatasi belanja harian, mengumpulkan dana, mencari informasi sebanyak-banyaknya tentang destinasi itu, mempelajari alur perjalanan yang paling murah, mengontak teman-temannya untuk bepergian bersama, kemudian membeli tiket dan selanjutnya terbang atau naik kapal laut ke destinasi yang demikian diidamkan dengan membawa program liburan yang sudah tersusun. Pada saat itu kenyataan dalam jiwa menjelma jadi kenyataan dalam praktik hidup.

Kesetiaan yang tetap

Inilah tiga langkah bagi seorang pemimpin politik dalam mengaktifkan masyarakat dan menggerakkan anggota masyarakat itu ke arah cita-cita yang ada dalam ideologi, sebagaimana diuraikan panjang lebar oleh Bung Karno dalam kursus yang diberikannya kepada para kader Pancasila di Istana Negara pada 26 Mei 1958. Tiga langkah itu adalah gerak-maju dari atraksi ke sugesti dan selanjutnya ke aktualisasi. Kalau ada kesan dewasa ini bahwa Pancasila sebagai ideologi negara kita kian kurang diperhatikan, pertanyaannya: pada tahapan mana dan langkah ke berapa ada hambatan menghidupkan Pancasila sebagai ideologi? Apakah kurang ada usaha sosialisasi atraktif tentang Pancasila, apakah tak ada kemampuan politisi memberi sugesti tentang rasa mampu mewujudkan Pancasila sebagai praktik hidup? Ataukah terputus transisi dari rasa mampu ke pembentukan kemampuan riil untuk merealisasikan Pancasila sebagai pedoman praktik hidup dalam negara dan masyarakat Indonesia?

Pancasila digagaskan konseptornya sebagai Staatsphilosophie (filsafat negara) dan sekaligus Lebensphilosophie (filsafat hidup masyarakat sebagai warga sebuah negara). Sebagai filsafat negara, Pancasila akan hidup dalam kebijakan dan ketetapan yang dibuat negara, dan dalam berbagai tindakan yang dilakukan negara. Apakah tiap kebijakan dan ketetapan negara mempertimbangkan kelima prinsip dalam Pancasila sebagai pemberi arah bagi politik yang dijalankan negara? Memang ini tugas yang berat baik bagi eksekutif, legislatif, maupun badan pengadilan.

Setiap kali mereka harus menimbang apakah keputusan itu tidak menyalahi asas Ketuhanan Yang Maha Esa, berupa kepercayaan kepada Tuhan yang satu? Apakah suatu kebijakan masih menghormati atau sudah mengabaikan asas kemanusiaan yang adil dan beradab, yang percaya setiap orang pada dasarnya merindukan dan berhak atas keadilan dan punya bakat untuk peradaban yang baik, kalau dia dihormati secara layak dan dijunjung martabatnya sebagai manusia? Pepatah asing, under the skin we are all the same (di bawah kulit semua kita adalah sama). Apakah dengan merujuk sila kebangsaan, kedaulatan negara masih dijaga dan dipertahankan, dan rakyat berhak mendapatkan perlindungan dari negaranya?

Apakah kebijakan ekonomi masih menerapkan keharusan menciptakan kesejahteraan bagi seluruh rakyat dan bukannya membiarkan melebarnya kesenjangan amat mencolok antara kaya dan miskin, yang beruntung dan kurang beruntung? Apakah demokrasi kita hanya mengutamakan demokrasi politik dan kebebasan setiap individu, tetapi mengabaikan demokrasi ekonomi, sambil menutup mata terhadap kenyataan bahwa inequalities (ketidakmerataan) yang tidak diatasi secara waspada dapat membawa kita kepada injustice (ketidakadilan)?

Sebagai filsafat hidup, Pancasila menetapkan bahwa sebagai warga negara Indonesia, semua rakyat adalah sama, dengan satu pegangan, yaitu before the law we are all the same (di depan hukum negara kita semua adalah sama). Namun, dalam praktik, ini harus dicoba terus-menerus.

Perbedaan sebagai anggota kelompok agama atau kelompok budaya dapat diakomodasi karena ada kesamaan dasar sebagai warga negara Indonesia. Kesulitan yang muncul dari berbagai perbedaan dapat diatasi apabila asumsi tentang perbedaan itu bisa diubah, yaitu bahwa perbedaan bukanlah bahaya yang mengancam, tetapi kesempatan untuk menjadi semakin matang karena adanya proses belajar mengenai apa yang tidak kita kenal dalam kelompok kita sendiri dan memahami mengapa hal yang aneh dan trivial dalam perasaan kita, untuk pihak lain menjadi penting dan bahkan amat penting. Pengertian baru itu tak perlu mengubah pendirian dan keyakinan kita sendiri, tetapi dapat memperluas wawasan memperkaya pengalaman kita sebagai pribadi yang kian matang dan warga negara yang  dewasa, terbuka, dan demokratis, dengan rasa kemanusiaan yang semakin tinggi.

Pancasila dapat menjadi ideologi subur di antara rakyat Indonesia hanya kalau ada usaha terus-menerus dari negara maupun masyarakat untuk menerapkannya dalam praktik hidup seperti berulang kali  ditegaskan Bung Karno. Pancasila dapat menjadi pegangan kalau dia menjelma menjadi kenyataan dalam jiwa yang kemudian  diaktualisasikan  dalam tindak-perbuatan.

Presiden Jokowi memperkenalkan semboyan menarik untuk pemerintahannya, "kerja, kerja, kerja". Semboyan itu akan semakin hebat dan menggairahkan kalau kerja yang dilaksanakan tak menjadi sebarang praktik yang diharuskan oleh tugas, tetapi sekaligus menjadi praksis yang menerjemahkan cita-cita Pancasila sebagai praktik hidup dalam negara dan bangsa. Praksis itu patut dicoba dan dilaksanakan terus-menerus dengan berhasil atau kurang berhasil, tetapi dengan kesetiaan yang tetap. Pepatah Bung Karno: hanya dengan terus-menerus mengalir ke laut, sebuah sungai tetap setia kepada sumber airnya.

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"I am thrilled with this honour for God's Own Country, especially when you consider the British films that have won before," said director Francis Lee upon learning that his film about a Romanian migrant worker had won the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival today. The jury praised his "assured direction" and the "raw and endearing performances" that marked the film out.

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          Resumen europeo: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, 30 jun - 06:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          LIVE TEXT: Subiecte si barem Bacalaureat 2017. Elevii sustin examenul la materia aleasa de ei   
Acestea au fost subiectele de la Geografie: La primul subiect, elevii au avut de identificat Croatia pe harta, apoi sa mentioneze o capitala si sa compare Italia si Irlanda. La subiectul al doilea, la cerintele despre Romania, candidatii au avut de comparat Campia de Vest si Subcarpatii de Curbura. La subiectul al treilea, cerinta a fost sa descrie Marea Britanie si sa calculeze evolutia populatiei intr-o perioada determinata Subiectele la celalalte materii dintre care elevii puteau alege: La Biologie, elevii au avut de rezolvat un test gril?, la subiectul 2 citeste in continuare
          Romania hit by $4.4-billion damage claim over stalled gold mine project   

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Some of the biggest street protests since the Communist era broke out in Romania in 2013 after the then socialist-liberal coalition sent a draft law to parliament giving the go-ahead to the project. An incoming socialist government in January this year asked Unesco to grant world heritage status to Rosia Montana -- which would end any chance of developing the mine. ...

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          Ducks Seen Murdering, Snacking on Fledglings   
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Mallard ducks don't seem like particularly vicious animals. Their chicks are adorably awkward and fluffy, and they stick their butts in the air while they're looking for food. But not all ducks are content to look for plants on the bottom of a pond. Some ducks, such as some mallards in Romania, for example, have developed a taste for other birds.

The ducks were spotted by researchers from the University of Cambridge and Romania's Veterinary and Food Safety Authority at a reservoir last summer. They noticed one adult and ten juvenile mallards along the shore, "vigorously shaking" the vegetation. But then the adult started shaking its head and squishing whatever was in its beak. It turned out to be a fledgling Grey Wagtail. After a struggle with the fledgling's wings, the adult managed to gulp down the poor wagtail whole.

But the mallards weren't done. They went back to the vegetation and flushed out another bird, this time a Black Redstart fledgling, and the juvenile mallards either drowned the fledgling or ate it. Then, the researchers write, they "emerged onto a floating tree trunk for basking and preening as the group entered a phase of rest."

Ducks are known omnivores that sometimes eat fish or crabs when they can't get enough protein in their diet otherwise. But this is the first time they've been documented as cold-blooded killers. "The fact that these individuals seem to have learnt how to hunt birds is pretty extraordinary," Silviu Petrovan, a coauthor of the report, told the BBC. "Potentially there is quite a lot of pressure for those fast-growing juveniles to get animal protein intake, and therefore they are looking at opportunities to supplement that." Ducks haven't evolved to eat other birds, which is why it was so hard for the adult to get that wagtail down. Also, said Petrovan, "digesting bones and feathers – that's not something that mallards have really evolved to do."


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          6/30/2017: OPINION: Gabriel to press Romania for $4.4-billion in damages   
Gabriel Resources Ltd. will seek $4.4-billion (U.S.) in damages from Romania for losses related to its long-stalled Rosia Montana gold-mine project in a claim that the Canadian miner plans to file Friday with a World Bank Tribunal. Gabriel, whose...
          Canada’s Gabriel Resources sues Romania for $4.4bn over halted mine   

The company argues the Central European country violated several investment treaty provisions in its claim to the bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

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          Europe forecast: Heatwave south-east - Unsettled north & west, Jun 30 - 00:43   

Friday Unsettled and cool for northern Europe, whilst a plume of hot air affects the south-east of the continent. Much of Iberia will be dry, sunny and warm, 28 to 30C for southern Portugal and Andalucia. A northerly breeze brings rain to northern Spain. Showers for the western Mediterranean islands, also northern Italy. The central & eastern Mediterranean is hot and sunny, touching 40C for Greece and western Turkey. Temperatures widely into the mid-30s across Romania, Ukraine and the Balkans. Much cooler temperatures across central & western Europe, only 16 to 19C for France with outbreaks of rain, most persistent in central & western areas. Showery for the Alps and Germany, although drier to the east. Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings strong winds, local easterly gales around the central Baltic. Persistent rain for Denmark, plus northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Rain also affects the Baltic states and southern Sweden, whilst much of northern Scandinavia stays dry, and pleasantly warm, highs in western Norway reaching 23C.

Saturday High pressure located to the west of Iberia brings fair weather to much of the peninsula, with north-easterly winds drawing hot air from the interior toward the south-west, highs 33C in the south. Some thunderstorms for eastern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. A heatwave continues for Greece and areas surrounding the Black Sea, climbing to 35 to 40C again. Low pressure over the southern Baltic drives unsettled and cool conditions across northern-central Europe, with rain affecting Germany, Poland and France, although improving close to the English Channel, across the Low Countries and also Denmark as pressure builds. Pulses of thunderstorms are likely for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and into western Ukraine, advancing north-east. Much of Norway, Sweden and Finland should be dry and warm, widely into the lows 20s Celsius. Some rain around the southern Baltic.


          Meet the drunkest footballer EVER: Breakfast booze, night-long sessions and pre-game liquor   
These days only bare walls are left of the Vila Rebar, one of the most mythical places on the outskirts of Zagreb. Situated on the Medvednica mountain overlooking the city, it was once a retreat for Ante Pavelic, leader of the Croatian fascist puppet-state in the Second World War.Later it became a popular destination for hikers and housed a restaurant which remained famous until 1979, when fire swallowed all of its wooden fixtures and fittings, leaving only foundations and the basic stone structure at the mercy of weeds and graffiti artists.But 12 years earlier, it was also the site of the most surreal accident in Croatian football history.On a lovely morning in June 1967, the Vila Rebar guests were enjoying the sunshine and fresh air on an open terrace. However, this wasn’t a typical day for the people of Zagreb. The night before, their beloved Dinamo had done what had seemed impossible: after losingthe first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0, they defeated the Germans 4-0 to reach the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.There awaited Don Revie’s mighty Leeds United. But the two final legs had been scheduled for late August and early September, so Dinamo hadmore immediate concerns –there were three more league matches to be played, and the Blues were title contenders. Over coffee or spritzer, people on the restaurant terrace discussed Dinamo’s chances. If they beat FK Sarajevo and won at least one of the remaining two away games, they would win the trophy that had eluded them for nine years.Causing commotionSurely the team, re-energised after this fantastic, improbable win against the Germans, could do it? They had the best players – including Stjepan ‘Stef’ Lamza, the genius playmaker. Jack Charlton surely couldn’t stop him, let alone any defender in the Yugoslav league.Lamza produced a magical display against Eintracht and the newspapers were full of praise for him. There were also rumours he’d leave for Inter, Milan or Barcelona. But could he do without the Zagreb nightlife, which made him even more of a city icon than his on-pitch achievements?“Suddenly, there was all this commotion,” says Zvonko Orsag, an eyewitness at the Vila Rebar. “A man fell from the balcony upstairs onto the table next to where I was sitting. He hit it with his shoulder, rebounded off it and banged his head on the ground. We all jumped from our chairs.”The man appeared conscious, but he wasn’t moving and his head was covered with blood. Every one of the terrace were horrified when they recognised his face. It was Lamza himself. His eyes were blinking uncontrollably and he reeked of alcohol.It wouldn’t be the last time Dinamowere affected by their players’ drinking culture. In 2013, their Brazil-born fantasista Sammir spent the night in police custody when he was apprehended for driving drunk as a skunkthe morning after partying all night.In 2012, defender Domagoj Vida was thrown off the team bus for casually opening a can of beer in front of his coach. Later, tabloids broke the story of Jozo Gaspar, a club legend from the 1990s, stealing a credit card from the locker room of a lower-league club and using it to buy36 bottles of Jagermeister.There are many more examples from previous decades. One player was found intoxicated and passed out in his doorway before the team was due to depart for an important match. Another bragged to journalists: “I drank half of the city’s booze...”, while one player urinated in front of reporterson leaving the team bus at an away match."I was afraid"But all that is nothing compared to what was happening in the 1960s, when Dinamo were a riot squad and won their only piece of continental silverware. Their story is soaked in alcohol and almostall anecdotes begin and end with Stef Lamza: probably the most boozed-up player of all time.Born in 1940 in Sisak, 35 miles south-east of Zagreb, Lamza came to Dinamo as a20-year-old. The team had just won the Yugoslav Cup and narrowly lost the title to Red Star. They also had Marton Bukovi, the Hungarian coach famous for pioneering the 4-2-4 formation and developing the role ofthe deep-lying centre-forward.“I was afraid,” Lamza tells FFT, his piercing and dramatic blue eyes staring from behind white eyebrows and white moustache.“To me, Dinamo players were like aliens – they were like these football gods and it took me a while to gather the courage and join them. They all had their rituals and I was left out as the youngest. I even had to knock on the door when I entered the locker room.”The road to acceptance, it would seem, led through Zagreb’s bars and restaurants. It’s no secret that Dinamo players were, at that time, epic booze hounds, known as much for their all-night parties as they were for their football.An urban legend has it that all taxi drivers had to drive them in reverse between two popular bars, because the players were keen to leave an impression: they were proud of their lifestyle and made little effort to hide it. And the fans appreciated them for it – the Zagreb crowd always preferred bohemian characters who played beautiful, technical football.Going hard over homeLamza’s outrageous off-pitch reputation later overshadowed everything they did, but it’s clear that the drinking culture was there before he arrived. He will never blame peer pressure or reveal names of his accomplices in particular events, though he was rarely alone.By late 1961, Lamza not only rose through the ranks to earn a place in the starting line-up, but also became part of the ‘hip’ Zagreb crowd. When Dinamo played Barcelona (in the return leg of the FairsCup, having lost the first match 5-1) just before Christmas, he showed up at the Maksimir Stadium just 10 minutes before kick-off. He was hammered.“That day, a team-mate and I made an early start in one cafe near the ground,” Lamza recalls. “We’d been drinking since before lunch. Then he started feeling unwell and I told him he needed to stop. So he left – they later found him sleeping on the street. I stayed, althoughI was aware the people from the club were probably looking for me all over the city by then. In the end I showed up just in time and scored two beautiful goals in that match that we drew 2-2.”This became a recurring pattern. There were stories of Lamza drinking two litres of hard liquor before one match or hiding in the cellar of his favourite bar ‘Splendid’ when Dinamo sent someone to bring him to practice. One time, he was so wasted that he didn’t know where he was or who he was playing. “We were standing in the tunnel, preparingto enter the pitch,” says Rudi Belin, a great defender of the ’60s.“I was concentrating, thinking about the player I was required to mark when Stef came to me and asked:‘Who are we playing, mate?’ He was dead serious.The opponents that day were none other than Red Star Belgrade, and the match was played at their Marakana Stadium in front of 100,000 people. Lamza scored twice and asked the coach to take him off at half-time."“I’m not sure Belin and I are talking about the same game,” says Lanza, struggling to recall the details. “But I did once score two against them at the Marakana and asked to be subbed off. I meant no harm, I just thought someone else should get the chance. Why should I play all the time? It didn’t seem fair to the others.”Carefree he may beTo Lamza, football was –above all –fun. And it showed on the pitch: his style was playful and entertaining, which made him a huge crowd favourite. He didn’t alwaysplay drunk (“Sometimes I was hungover,” he once joked), but by today’s standards he would have been judged a raging alcoholic and immediately sent to rehab. Dinamo tolerated his escapades to a much larger extent than they probably should have, but they knew what he was worth to them and were always afraid of losing him to their rivals.Besides, these were the 1960s, when muchof continental football was still very romantic and played at a slower tempo; players had much more space and time at their disposal, so individual skill was of far greater importance than it became after pressing and all-out running were fully adopted into the game.Dinamo players’ touch and technique clearly weren’t affected too much by their lifestyle, because they were doing extremely well on the pitch. From 1963 to 1966 they appearedin four consecutive cup finals and won two(in 1963 and in 1965); they reached the Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final in 1961 and Fairs Cup final in 1963, when they lost to Valencia.They also had five second-place and threethird-place league finishes in that decade. Maybe they could have done even betterif they had been more professional, but their bohemian character was a part of thecharm.Lamza regularly produced captivating displays. He also began receiving call-ups to the national team – buthe wasn’t very keen on playing for Yugoslavia.“I saw some things I didn’t like,” he explains. “Some players were favoured over me and I was a misfit.A couple of times, I made up a reason to leave. Once I even intentionally injured myself so that I could be sent back to Zagreb – I didn’t enjoy being part of that team and would much rather play five-a-side with friends in my neighbourhood.”Although he was a big star, he only won seven caps for Yugoslavia.Brandy with the bossIn 1965, new coach Branko Zebec began implementing a more professional approach at Dinamo. He had a peculiar relationship with Lamza – criticising and blaming him publicly when things didn’t go well, but also praising him more than anyone else when Dinamo were winning. Zebec also tacitly approved of his star player’s ‘special’ status and allowed him more freedom than the others.“We had several conflicts,” Lamza says. “But there was this one occasion that set the course of our relationship. As I drove him home after practice one evening, he said, ‘Pour us a shot of rakija’ [home-made brandy]. I refused, because we had a game tomorrow. But he was insistent: ‘Oh, come on, Stef,’ he said. So we had one, two, three, I don’t know how many... He could never hold his liquor well and first started teasing, then insulting me.I got mad and left before it got any worse.We never spoke about that night again. Never!”Zebec had been a talented manager, who later worked in Germany. He brought Bayern their first Bundesliga title in 1969 and took Hamburg to the 1980 European Cup Final. But he was also a very difficult character. Towards the end of his coaching career, he became infamous for his strict disciplinarian measures and extremely harsh training methods.Players complained that he often insulted them and, as he started falling asleep on the bench during matches, the reason for his behaviour transpired. In 1988, he died of alcohol-related illness aged 59. Both Zebec and Lamzabelong to a long line of Dinamo legends who struggled with the same demon. In 1967,they led the club to European glory together, but neither got to participate in the big final.Dinamo scraped through the early rounds of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup as the first side to benefit from two innovations. For the first time in the history of the competition – the predecessor to the UEFA Cup –replays were scrapped with teams going through on away goals, or by tossing a coin if they beat each other by identical results after extra time in the second leg.Head turnedDinamo first ‘cheated’ in the coin toss against Spartak Brno, as they started jumping in the air and celebrating before anyone could see which side it had fallen. Then they took advantage of the away goals rule as they beat Dunfermline 2-0, after having lost4-2 in Scotland. They narrowly beat their Romanian namesake Dinamo Pitesti by a single goal in two matches, then thrashed Juventus 5-2 on aggregate. The Eintrachttie in the semis was their huge comeback.On that magical evening in Zagreb, the crowd gathered outside the Dinamo locker room, chanting: “We’re not letting Stef go!” and “Dinamo is Lamza, Lamza is Dinamo!” What they didn’t know was that Stef Lamza had already agreed to join Standard Liege.Later that night, the team gathered for a dinner party at the Vila Rebar. Moved by what he had heard from fans, he started rethinking his decision to leave. Standard were a strong and respected side, but hardly biggerin stature than Dinamo. They could only pay more money – much more, as professionalism was never officially introduced in Yugoslavia and payments were illicit. Always the misfit and uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings, he worried that he might not have what it takes to play abroad. But it was already adone deal and there was no coming back.“We all had too much to drink that night,” Lamza says. “I couldn’t sleep in the morning, my head was a mess. I went downstairs to the bar – there was nobody there, but I found a bottle of rum and started drinking. By the time my team-mates woke up and came down for breakfast, I had drunk the whole bottle.”Karlo Zagar, Dinamo’s physio at the time, recalls: “It was around 10am when guests started arriving at the Vila Rebar. They were observing Lamza and laughing at him.”As one group of players and coach Zebec left for the Maksimir Stadium to train, others stayed for a massage. Zagar convinced Lamza to retreat to his room and try to get some more sleep; he also asked one of the maids to lock him in.Brush with deathBut Lamza couldn’t sleep. He soon woke up and, after realising the room had been locked from the outside, tried to use the balcony.Still drunk, he didn’t see the sign warning the balcony was out of use, as its wooden floor was rotten. As soon as he stepped out, he fell right through it and onto the terrace where people had been discussing his genius.Doctors managed to save his life, but the centre of balance in his brain was permanently damaged, which meant he couldn’t dribble anymore. His transfer to Standard fell through, and he wouldn’t play for Dinamo again either – except in his farewell match against Benfica in 1970. He also played for three other clubs, but he wasn’t anywhere near his former self.Without him, Dinamo were beaten by Rijeka and they drew with Sarajevo, losing their title challenge to them. When the big clash with Leeds came, Zebec was already at Bayern and Lamza confined to a hospital bed. Their team won 2-0 in Zagreb and drew 0-0 in Leeds. Listening to the match live on his transistor radio, Lamza said he felt “magnificent”.These days, Lamza is living off a life-long pension from Dinamo Zagreb and still drinking, but “less than before”. He’s regularly voted the club’s best ever player in polls.“I led an easy, comfortable life,” he tells FFT. “I saw the world and squandered everything I earned, but I’d do it all again – if only I could avoid that Vila Rebar incident. But I was really drunk and don’t remember much of what happened.”This feature originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of FourFourTwo.Subscribe!New features you'd love on FourFourTwo.com
          Romania – vai de pensia ta!   

Romania este una dintre tarile care si-au dat seama ca vor avea mari probleme in ceea ce priveste acordarea pensiilor milioanelor de pensionari care se tot inmultesc si nu mai mor odata sa scape dracului statul de-o povara (speram ca ati sesizat ironia si cui ii e adresata). De aceea, Romania a adoptat o balmajeala [...]

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          Criza politică a lovit în leu. Întrebat dacă Banca Națională a ... - Romania Libera   

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          12 Hot Male Webcam Models, 8-Hour Show, Aphrodite Boys Pool Party 2017 This Sunday, Don’t Miss It!   
Last year’s Aphrodite Boys Pool Party with 5 models and broadcasting live on Flirt 4 Free was a success. It’s coming back this year with 12 models! Aphrodite Boys Pool Party 2017 will be hosted by popular webcam hunks Stefano and Izzi in Romania and feature these hot models: Danny Grant, Justin Bradly, Adonis Steel, […]
          6/30/2017: CITY + REGION: Defence seeks 7 years for man who streamed child sex abuse   
The Saskatoon man who paid and directed impoverished women in Romania and the Philippines to live-stream the sexual abuse of their children is just as culpable as the abusers, a Crown prosecutor argued. “Without the accused, the abuse would not have...
          Blog Post: Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Gabriel Resources Says It Will Seek $5.7B From Romania In Arbitration   
LONDON - An English resource company on June 29 announced that it will soon commence arbitration against Romania, seeking $5.7 billion in damages for the alleged expropriation of its investments in two mining projects.
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Avem placerea de a va prezenta in exclusivitate un nou concept imobiliar modern -Gardenia Residence - realizat de catre dezvoltatorul imobiliar Gross&Gross Construct.

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In #Cluj #Napoca, la 5 minute de centru, te asteptam in Gardenia Residence!

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          Olio di canfora di lun 11/04   
Calcio, basket e due ruote in questa 24esima puntata. 24, come il numero di Kobe Bryant, campione prossimo al ritiro. Dei playoff Nba parliamo con Flavio Tranquillo e Dario Vismara. E poi le due ruote, con una Parigi-Roubaix straordinaria ripercorsa da Cauz. Si va poi a finire sul calcio: Federico Mastrolilli ci porta in Romania, Gigi Pizzaballa e Luca Panini, ad della Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, svelano a 53 anni di distanza il mistero della figurina più introvabile d'Italia
          6/30/2017: CITY + REGION: Defence seeks seven-year term for man who helped live-stream child sex abuse   

Warning: disturbing content The Saskatoon man who paid and directed impoverished women in Romania and the Philippines to live-stream the sexual abuse of their children is just as culpable as the abusers, a Crown prosecutor argued. “Without the...
          Hungary tops seeding for the 2017/18 season   
NEWS REPORT: The country of the reigning champions has swapped positions with Montenegro, while Romania
          CTP: Incepe cea mai mare restauratie anticapitalista si antioccidentala   
Jurnalistul Cristian Tudor Popescu spune ca proaspatul guvern condus de Mihai Tudose este demn de perioada ceausista, iar masurile care se prefigureaza vor da inapoi Romania din punct de vedere economic.

          24 de jandarmi au reprezentat Romania la un amplu exercitiu, organizat de UE   
Jandarmii au participat la un exercitiu de antrenament pentru gestionarea situatiilor de criza, organizat de Uniunea Europeana, la Centrul National de Antrenament al Fortelor Jandarmeriei Franceze de la Saint-Astier. 
          EXCLUSIV Europarlamentar: daca diferenta la subventii se mentine, Romania nu va ajunge din urma nici in 15 ani Germania   
Una dintre cele mai importante subiecte despre noua Politica Agricola Comuna (PAC) este modul in care vor fi platite subventiile pentru agricultori, incepand din 2020.
          Lariss – You Can Lie (videoclip nou)   
Daca prin “Dale Papi” s-a lansat in muzica din Romania si la nivel international, la “Epana” si-a aratat latura rebela,
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          Ford Focus 2001   
Pret: 2000 Euro
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Diesel, 90 CP, 1800 cm³
Culoare: albastru
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Masina a fost inscrisa in romania in 2015. taxa platita,si ne recuperata. Verificare pina in 2017 05.28.in tara a rulat doar 1 an.momentan autoturismul se afla in Ungaria!se afla in stare buna cu

          Ford Focus 2004   
Pret: 1700 Euro
Hatchback, Normala, 98000 km
Benzina, 75 CP, 1400 cm³
Culoare: gri
clima manuala, geamuri electrice, servo directie, volan reglabil, jante aluminiu
Vand ford focus, an 2005 ( inmatriculata in 12.12.2004) primul proprietar cumparata din reprezentanta Romania. 1.4 benzina, 98.000 km reali, proprietar, carte service, masina tinuta in curte. Jante

          Frackers Don't Give a Frack About Our Natural Rights as Humans   
Fracking benefits only a minority to the detriment of the majority of people on this planet.

This article was originally published by the Center for Humans and Nature as part of their Questions for a Resilient Future series: Does fracking violate human rights? To read more responses to this question and to share your thoughts, click here.

First of all, before I start to share my thoughts on the primary question of whether or not fracking violates human rights, we must bear in mind that the discussion about fracking and human rights is not merely about the fracking procedure itself, but the whole industrial and commercial process which is inherently linked to this extraction technique. Therefore, I think it is important to acknowledge that “fracking” cannot violate human rights, only other humans, in form of corporations and state authorities (i.e., the frackers and their accomplices) can violate human rights.

Fracking: What exactly is this?

Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a technique employed by the oil and gas industry to extract fossil fuels. Thousands of gallons of water (from drinking water reservoirs, rivers or lakes), mixed with tons of toxic chemicals and silica sand, are pumped deep underground under extreme pressure to crack oil or gas bearing rocks in order to set freeso-called “unconventional” fossil fuel resources.

However, gas and oil are neither “conventional” nor “unconventional.” All fossil fuel resources can be classified as hydrocarbons. “Unconventional” does not refer to the characteristics or composition of the oil or gas. Instead it refers to the porosity, permeability, fluid-trapping mechanism or other characteristics of the geological reservoir or bearing rock formation from which hydrocarbons could be extracted. These characteristics result in the need to artificially alter the geological features of the reservoir or bearing rock formation using stimulation techniques such as fracking to extract hydrocarbons.

The fracking industry itself consumes space and water on a large scale. It has—through the construction of a network of thousands of wells—a significant impact on the regional development of the targeted regions and it inevitably affects areas where either settlements or environmentally and culturally sensitive zones can be found.

Human (or Natural) Rights: What are they?

Human rights belong to all human beings and cannot be taken away by any law. Governments are explicitly obliged to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts in order to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. Once, they were called natural rights, meaning that humans possess them as a gift from nature (or a higher being) prior to the existence of states or governments.

Some of them are directly linked to our fracking case, for example:

  • right to life, liberty and security of person,
  • right to physical and mental health and well-being,
  • right to prevention of diseases,
  • right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitations,
  • right to freely pursue self-determined economical, social and cultural development,
  • right to territory,
  • right of free disposal of natural wealth and resources,
  • right to property—whether alone or in association with others,
  • right to public consultation,
  • right to protection of motherhood and childhood,
  • right to actions preventing the risks and impacts of climate change,
  • right to sustainable development.

These rights are non-negotiable and no human being needs an administrative order to legally demand protection of these rights. Infringing upon them means infringing upon written and non-written universal/international law.

The Risks and Impacts of Fracking

More than a decade of large-scale use of the fracking technique (mainly in the U.S. and Canada) has shown how harmful and destructive this extraction process can be, as confirmed and acknowledged by countless peer-reviewed scientific studies.

There are numerous proven risks and impacts related to the development of fracking projects, such as heavy freshwater consumption, water and soil contamination, and public health impacts. Of the 685 peer-reviewed studies, commentaries, and reviews published on fracking:

  • 84 percent of the studies on health impacts identified potential public health risks or actual observed poor public health outcomes;
  • 69 percent of the studies on water quality showed potential, positive association, or actual incidence of water contamination associated with shale gas development;
  • 87 percent of the studies on air quality indicated elevated levels of air pollutant emissions and/or increased atmospheric concentration.

On a global scale, we have a very significant but mainly ignored problem with fugitive methane emissions from gas extraction in general and from shale and tight gas in particular. There is a leakage rate of roughly 4 to 12 percent of the lifetime production of gas wells, being emitted to the atmosphere. Since methane is at least eighty-six times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2 over a twenty-year period, opting for business as usual or even more fracking simply means that we will certainly bring the world very soon to a boiling point, which could burn the very base of our civilization.

Another very existential threat of fracking development is the threat of water contamination and the necessary heavy freshwater consumption. The industry doesn’t even shy away from developments in water scarce or arid regions. This means that freshwater for fracking stands there in direct competition to drinking water supply or irrigation (including water rights access for the projected lifetime of a project). 

Apart from the fact that over 50 percent of the US fracking wells are located in regions with high or extremely high water stress (including basins in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Colorado), we should also be concerned with large and deep transboundary aquifers (like the Continental Intercalaire Aquifer in North Africa, the Karoo Aquifer in Southern Africa, or the Guarani Aquifer in South America).

They represent the only drinking water source for entire regions. Their potential contamination could have dramatic effects on health and could result in serious social and economic consequences on top of this turmoil that we’re just moving through on a global scale. Almost 40 percent of global shale basins are in regions that are either arid or under high to extremely high levels of water stress. On top of that, almost 390 million people live above these shale layers. Therefore, competition for freshwater access and incited social conflicts are just a matter of time, not of “if.”

Implications on Human Rights

No matter which perspective of the fracking universe I look at, the summary remains the same: The development of fracking projects violates human rights in multiple, ongoing ways. All risks and impacts, such as those described above, that are linked to fracking represent the inevitable outcomes of this technique to extract fossil fuels. And each impact violates human rights in some way or another. Fracking benefits only a minority to the detriment of the majority of people on this planet.

In 2012, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) issued a “Global Alert” on fracking. In 2014, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal began seeking testimony for a session on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking.

It is not surprising that the notion of producing even more climate-toxic fossil fuels, especially with such a high-risk method like fracking, is rejected by many people worldwide. Whether in Pungesti (Romania), Balcome (UK), New Brunswick (Canada), Ain Salah (Algeria), Standing Rock (USA) and many other places worldwide, people are fighting for our basic rights as human beings.

Unfortunately, the frackers and their accomplices simply don’t “give a frack” about human rights. Instead they remain fixed on the fossil fuel-based economic model, despite this system’s ongoing contributions to the imminent harms of climate change; the proven risks and hazards of fracking for water resources and health; the unresolved problems of getting rid of the industrial waste in an environmentally suitable fashion; and the social and ecologic conflicts involved in fracking.

Our human and natural rights are therefore not only at risk but they are being, rather deliberately, torpedoed at an international level by the frackers themselves and their accomplices (which unfortunately happen to be the ones which should represent us, i.e., our governments).

The “democratic deficits” that go along with the usage of the technique are obvious and make resistance inevitable. The anti-fracking struggle is not only about the protection of environmental standards. It is basically a political pro-democracy fight, defending our basic natural rights as beings.

    

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          Apartament 2 camere cu panorama superba, la 3 minute de Gheorgheni, proiect unic   
Avem placerea de a va prezenta in exclusivitate un nou concept imobiliar modern - Gardenia Residence - realizat de catre dezvoltatorul imobiliar Gross&Gross Construct SRL.

Acest proiect reprezinta o noutate pe piata imobiliara a #Clujului, in ceea ce priveste stilul de viata, beneficiile oferite viitorilor locuitori, dar si prin solutiile tehnice moderne si materialele folosite pentru #constructi.

Proiectul a fost creat si dezvoltat de o echipa de specialisti experimentati din Romania si Israel.
Ansamblul Gardenia Residence, aflat la doar 5 minute de centrul orasului #Cluj #Napoca, este construit pe un #teren in suprafata de 21.000 mp, in zona cea mai verde a orasului, care prin pozitionarea sa (sud vest) ofera o panorama memorabila asupra orasului, zone de relaxare aerisite, pasaje pietonale si locuri de parcare.

Atmosfera civilizata, siguranta, confortul, serviciile oferite (#spatii #comerciale, gradinita etc), in cadrul ansamblului reprezinta premisele pentru a forma o adevarata comunitate.

Ansamblul va cuprinde 64 de #apartamente dispuse in 4 imobile cu lift, avand regim de inaltime mic (S+P+2E+ER), 28 #case (tip alipite si individuale ) cu gradina, drum de interior cu bariera de acces si un parc propriu privat de 3600 mp.

Locuintele exclusiviste cuprind o serie de detalii, pe langa cele descrise mai sus, insa ne dorim sa le descoperim impreuna intr-o viitoare intalnire. Avem garantia ca veti avea oportunitatea de a descoperi surprize placute, ca noi proprietari ai unui #apartament de lux.
In continuare vor mai fi o serie de detalii si specificatii ale fiecarui #apartament si al intregului ansamblu.

#Apartamentul este situat la etajul retras, este compartimentat in living cu bucatarie, dormitoar, baie, dressing si o terasa finisata.
#Apartamentul este unul functional datorita spatiilor inteligent compartimentate si a suprafetei folosite la maximum, neavand spatii neutilizate.

In acest moment sunt disponibile pentru #vanzare #apartamente in blocul 1 si 2 al Ansamblului Gardenia Residence.

Specificatii tehnice:
Zidarie din caramida Porotherm cu termosistem din vata bazaltica (nu polistiren)
Pereti exteriori placati cu caramida aparenta.
Terase si spatii comune finisate cu materiale de cea mai buna calitate.
Garaje subterane cu boxe.
Geamuri termopan cu 3 sticle si 6 camere.
Lifturi silentioase, cu cabina si usi din inox.

In #Cluj #Napoca, la 5 minute de centru, te asteptam in Gardenia Residence!

          Comment on Limba de Stat by George   
Cyrillic or Latin is only the graphic representation of a language, Romanian was written in Cyrillic because religion. Moldova was separated from Romania so the language had different influences, so what it is still a miracle that survived. Sam the Russian lover doesn't understand how it is in Europe the matter of nationalities, he is a product of new world but even so there is an example in the new world were the struggle to preserve the language and culture regardless of centuries of separation is alive – Quebec. People in Quebec speak an archaic French but they learn in school the modern French and they still call their language French.
          Comment on Limba de Stat by Chuck Burns   
It is curious that Romanian is a romance language derived from Latin yet the oldest version is written in Cyrillic.
          MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: EBRD Lending $23m for MSMEs in Romania via Banca Transilvania’s BT Leasing   

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a UK-based multilateral development institution, recently announced it will loan EUR 20 million (USD 23 million) to Romania’s Banca Transilvania (BT) Leasing to finance micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Including this transaction, EBRD has disbursed four loans to the organization, totaling EUR 45 million (USD 51 […]

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          Noul CEO Vodafone România este cetăţean francez şi vine de la filiala din Republica Democrată Congo   

Noul CEO Vodafone România este cetăţean francez şi vine de la filiala din Republica Democrată CongoPuţin peste o săptămână a trecut de când Vodafone România anunţa că actualul CEO, Ravinder Takkar, va părăsi filiala pentru funcţia de Preşedinte al Vodafone Group Services din India. Compania mamă a decis cine va prelua această funcţie extrem de importantă, iar viitorul CEO Vodafone România va fi Murielle Lorilloux. Aceasta este cetăţean francez şi [...]

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          Comisia Europeană va construi sute de staţii pentru maşini electrice în Europa Centrală şi de Est, inclusiv în România   

Comisia Europeană va construi sute de staţii pentru maşini electrice în Europa Centrală şi de Est, inclusiv în RomâniaMaşinile electrice sunt viitorul sau cel puţin asta se doreşte, iar pentru a da un imbold constructorilor auto în această direcţie, Comisia Europeană vrea să aloce peste 19 milioane de euro pentru a construi o întreagă reţea de staţii pentru încărcarea maşinilor electrice în mai multe ţări din Europa Centrală şi de Est. Printre beneficiare [...]

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          S-a deschis primul cinematograf de realitate virtuală din România   

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          Trepca 89 - Vikingur   
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          Cea mai buna solutie pentru reformarea UE   
Tot ne dam cu parerea la ce trebuie sa faca Franta sau Germania. Sau Anglia, ca tot au votat pentru Brexit si – corect sau nu – imigratia din Romania a fost in factor in acea decizie. Sau ne dam cu parerea la ce face si nu face UE. Adevarul este ca toti avem de […]
          Wild ducks reportedly pictured killing, eating small birds   
A team of zoologists filmed a group of mallard ducks attacking and eating other birds in Romania.
          Notre sélection de bonnes affaires jeux-vidéo   

promotions,petits prix,jeux-vidéo

Dans le jeu-vidéo, les promotions sont une véritable institution, encore plus depuis qu'un certain Steam est passé par là pour établir une référence des petits prix pour les jeux PC. Du côté des consoles, on se devait de vous parler des bonnes affaires proposées par Micromania jusqu'au 17 Juillet.

Voici une petite sélection de nos promos favorites...


          India Is One Of The Biggest Senders Of Migrants To OECD Countries   

India remains the fifth biggest country of origin for migrants to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, new data released by the OECD on Thursday shows. More OECD immigrants came from China, Syria, Romania and Poland than from India in 2015. The number of Indian immigrants to OECD countries in 2015 stood at 2.68 lakh.

The 35-member OECD includes industrialised nations in Europe, Asia and the Americas, as well as Mexico, Chile and Turkey. Humanitarian migration was the main reason behind migration to these countries in 2015 and 2016, the International Migration Outlook 2017 report said. The United States was the OECD's leading destination country in 2015, with over 10 lakh new immigrants in that year alone.

In the preceding decade, Indians comprised the fourth largest group of new immigrants, with 2.36 lakh Indians migrating to OECD countries every year between 2005 and 2015. From 2014 onwards, Syria was catapulted into second place after China.

Indian students make up the second largest number of international students enrolled in OECD countries after China — there were 1.86 lakh Indian students studying in OECD nations in 2016. The US and United Kingdom are the top destination countries for international students.

Indians lead in seeking and receiving citizenship of the countries they migrate to — 1.3 lakh Indians became naturalised citizens of OECD countries in 2015.

Indians are now the biggest immigrant group in Australia and New Zealand, the second biggest in Canada, and the third biggest in Finland and the United States. In 2016, Indian immigrants overtook their Chinese counterparts in sending home the most money in remittances.


          Here Are The Best iPhone Photos Of 2017   

The winners of the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) were just announced, after thousands submitted their entries from over 140 countries.

Entrants compete not just for the prestigious titles, certificates, and mentions, but also for gold and palladium bars "from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world."

This year's Grand Prize Winner of Photographer of the Year was Sebastiano Tomada from Brooklyn, New York for his photograph, "Children of Qayyarah", taken on his iPhone 6s.

"Children roam the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants," the photo's caption reads.

First Place for Photographer of the Year went to Cork, Ireland's Brendan O Se for his photo, "Dock Worker", of a dockworker in Jakarta, also taken with a 6s:

Second Place for Photographer of the Year went to Singapore's Yeow-Kwang Yeo for "The Performer", an image of a street opera performer taking a break, taken with a 6 Plus:

Third Place went to Kuanglong Zhang in Shenzhen, China for the iPhone 7 photo, "The City Palace", an image of a staff member taking in the view from Udaipur's City Palace:

In addition to the competition for best photographer overall, the categories one can enter include (but are not limited to) the following: Abstract, Animals, Architecture, Children, Floral, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Panorama, People, Portrait, Series (3 images), Still Life, Sunset, Travel, Trees, Other. If you're feeling inspired, you can check out the 2018 rules here.

We've included the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners' photographs for Lifestyle, Panorama, The America I Know, and News/Events below for your enjoyment:

Lifestyle

Nick Trombola. Pittsburgh, PA USA.&nbsp;<strong>1st Place &ndash;&nbsp;Lifestyle.<br /><br /></strong><i>&ldquo;I went on a ski trip to Telluride, Colorado last winter with some friends. On the second morning we were already outside before the trails even opened for the day, so we were one of the first groups on the lift. The snow was perfectly white and mostly undisturbed because the only people who were on the Mountain before us were locals who had houses higher than our hotel. On our way up we passed over a group of three skiers, and I thou</i><i>ght that they contrasted so well against the snow and our skis in the foreground that I quickly dug my iPhone out of my jacket and took the shot.&rdquo;</i><br /><strong><br /></strong>YuMing Guan. Guangdong, China.&nbsp;<strong>2nd&nbsp;Place &ndash;&nbsp;Lifestyle.<br /><br /><i><br /></i></strong><i>&ldquo;This picture was taken in the summer of 2015, in Oia, a beautiful small town of Santorini. Tourists from around the globe gathered at the cliff to see the breathtaking sunset that is known as one of the Greatest Views in the World. Everyone was amazed by the stunning moment with awe and applauds, that&rsquo;s when this local old man caught my attention. He was so concentrated and undisturbed, as if no crowd or view deserves his attention better than his own windowsill. I guess perhaps in his mind, the Greatest View in the World is HOME.&rdquo;</i><strong><br /></strong>Chung Hung. Taipei, Taiwan.&nbsp;<strong>3rd Place &ndash;&nbsp;Lifestyle.</strong>

Panorama

Nick Trombola. Pittsburg PA, United States. <strong>1st Place &ndash;&nbsp;Panorama.<br /><br /><i><br />&ldquo;</i></strong><i>This photo was taken at the American cemetery in Normandy, France in March 2016 as my best attempt to do it justice. There is a kind of indescribably transcendent quality to the memorial that I&rsquo;ve never really felt anywhere else. It remains to this day my favorite place I&rsquo;ve ever been, and the way the sun reflects off the perfect white headstones in this photo always remind me of the feeling of wholeness I have when I go there.&rdquo;</i><strong><br /></strong>Andrew McCausland. Abbotsford BC, Canada. <strong>2nd Place &ndash;&nbsp;Panorama.<br /></strong><br />"<i>This picture was taken in the Yoho National Park of Canada just outside of Field, BC on October 12, 2016. I was traveling to Banff from Vancouver and the sun was disappearing over the mountains and I was compelled to stop and capture the Majestic mountain in the fading light.&rdquo;</i>Brian Marchuck. Lancaster PA, United States. <strong>3rd Place &ndash;&nbsp;Panorama.<br /></strong><i><br />&ldquo;The day started beautiful and sunny. During an ATV ride through the Sedona Mountain wilderness I jumped off the ATV as a rain storm blew in and portions of the sky started dropping rain bands over the landscape. The photo is called, Rain Over the Reds.&rdquo;</i><strong><br /></strong>

The America I Know

Juan Carlos Casta&ntilde;eda. Astoria NY, United States.&nbsp;<strong>1st Place &ndash;&nbsp;The America I Know.</strong><br /><i><br />&ldquo;These pictures were taken on December 5th, 2016 at Standing Rock, North Dakota. That day the water protectors, the people standing up for the Sioux tribe were supposed to get evicted by the Morton County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department. Thousands of veterans came to the aid of those of us who were protesting. They told us that they had vowed to protect this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. President Obama announced that the Dakota Access Pipeline had to be halted until an investigation was made. The veterans still marched on that afternoon and made sure to let everyone know that they were there helping protect Standing Rock. Mother Nature stepped in that day with a blizzard of 40 to 50 mph winds with temperatures of -30F. The height of the storm and the march was captured with the photo that was selected for first place. Everyone there stood until it was physically impossible to continue. Shortly after that picture was taken everyone had to go back to camp and the officers on the other side of the bridge had to leave as well. It was a great reminder of who truly was in charge.&rdquo;</i><strong><br /></strong>Davis Bell. Los Angeles CA, United States.&nbsp;<strong>2nd&nbsp;Place &ndash;&nbsp;</strong><strong>The America I Know.<br /></strong><br /><i>&ldquo;As we made our way around Antelope Island on that clear and crisp September day I couldn&rsquo;t help but be startled and amazed at the immenseness of these bison. Out here on the open field as they moved about the dry golden grass above the Salt Lake, slowly, deliberately, the feeling of quiet strength was humbling to me, the observer. In many ways this image encapsulated my internal search on this particular road trip. Being but an arms length away from this gargantuan creature gave me some pause for reflection in my search for so many answers. Here this animal that became the imagery of The West, and whose lore is interwoven with pioneers, cowboys, and the earliest inhabitants of these American plains, stands as a mythical remnant, a symbol, of our American journey and what is possible with a little foresight, a little courage, and a lot of dedication.&rdquo;</i><strong><br /></strong>Maria K. Pianu. Pordenone, Italy.&nbsp;<strong>3rd&nbsp;Place &ndash;&nbsp;</strong><strong>The America I Know.</strong><br /><br /><br /><i>&ldquo;When in NY area, I like to take an out of season walk in Coney Island.&nbsp;This photo was taken during an Indian summer windy day, breathing the Ocean breeze and getting inspired by Coney Island decadent and old-school Brooklyn atmosphere.&rdquo;</i>

News/Events

Samuel Nacar. Albacete, Spain.&nbsp;<strong>1st Place &ndash;&nbsp;News/Events.</strong><br /><br />The nomads of Europe<br />&ldquo;Monday 24th of October started the eviction of the biggest migrant camp in Europe named The Jungle, located in northern France only 5 kilometers away from the city of Calais. On Wednesday 26th of October the camp was set on fire and thousands of migrants had to leave, some of them were relocated while others were not. In this photograph you can see thousands of migrants being evicted from the camp due to the many fires.&rdquo;<strong><br /></strong>Thea Mihu. Sibiu, Romania.&nbsp;<strong>2nd Place &ndash;&nbsp;News/Events.<br /></strong><br /><i>&ldquo;Shot on February 4th, 2017 during&nbsp;anti-corruption protests in Romania, the largest protest since the fall of communism, where thousands of people protest creatively against Romanian government.&rdquo;</i><br /><strong><br /></strong>Xirui Huang. Hunan, China.&nbsp;<strong>3rd Place &ndash;&nbsp;News/Events.<br /></strong><i><br />&ldquo;</i><i>Taken on</i><i>&nbsp;January 2016, during clashes between Turkish Government forces and PKK militants at the old district Sur, Diyarbakir.&rdquo;</i><br /><strong><br /></strong>

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            * @tip Set the styling for your email's preheader text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
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            * @tip Set the styling for your email's main content text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
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            * @tip Set the styling for your email's main content links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
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            * @tip Set the styling for your email's data table text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
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                text-align: left;
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                padding-bottom: 20px;
                padding-left: 20px;
                text-align: left;
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            /**
            * @tip Set the styling for your email's center column content links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
            */
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                color: #3d98c6;
                font-weight: normal;
                text-decoration: underline;
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            /**
            * @tip Set the styling for your email's right column content text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
            */
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                color: #505050;
                font-family: Helvetica;
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                padding-left: 20px;
                text-align: left;
            }

            /**
            * @tip Set the styling for your email's right column content links. Choose a color that helps them stand out from your text.
            */
            .rightColumnContent a:link, .rightColumnContent a:visited, /* Yahoo! Mail Override */ .rightColumnContent a .yshortcuts /* Yahoo! Mail Override */{
                color: #3d98c6;
                font-weight: normal;
                text-decoration: underline;
            }

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                display: inline;
                height: auto;
                max-width: 260px;
            }

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            /**
            * @tip Set the background color and borders for your email's footer area.
            * @theme footer
            */
            #templateFooter{
                background-color: #F4F4F4;
                border-top: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
            }

            /**
            * @tip Set the styling for your email's footer text. Choose a size and color that is easy to read.
            * @theme footer
            */
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                color: #808080;
                font-family: Helvetica;
                font-size: 10px;
                line-height: 150%;
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<h1 class="xn-hedline">Warply Launches the Innovative Keyboard Payments Solution</h1>

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<p class="xn-dateline">ATHENS, Greece, June 30, 2017</p>
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<span class="xn-location">ATHENS, Greece</span>, <span class="xn-chron">June 30, 2017</span> /PRNewswire/ --</p>

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<b>A new way to pay via social messaging apps</b>&nbsp;</p>

<p>Warply - one of the top European companies in Mobile Loyalty &amp; Payments - launched the new <b>Warply Keyboard Payments for mobile payments and P2P transactions via messaging apps.</b> The new innovative solution is available exclusively for mobile banking apps, globally. <b>Warply Keyboard Payments </b> <b>is a unique </b> <b>solution, due to the</b> fast integration process with any banking app - since it uses banks' existing infrastructure - and the easy customization in look and feel.</p>

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Logo: <a href="http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/529534/Warply_Logo.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/529534/Warply_Logo.jpg</a> )<br>
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<p>Through <b>Warply Keyboard Payments</b>, banks can be present where their customers are, on all social networks and chatting apps including FB Messenger, iMessage, WhatsApp, Skype, WeChat, Telegram etc. Everyday payments become easier and more efficient with <b>Warply Keyboard Payments</b>, as bank apps are capable of combing the conversational UI convenience and bank security within users' preferred messaging applications.</p>

<p>The keyboard actually acts as an extension of the mobile application. Interaction with <b>Warply Keyboard Payments</b> happens either directly towards the bank or via the mobile banking application, utilizing the bank's existing payment infrastructure. For the connection Warply SDK is required to be embedded in the mobile banking app. <b>Warply Keyboard P</b><b>ayments</b> combined with the infrastructure of the Bank to proven secure transactions, while the payment process is done and controlled completely by the bank.</p>

<p>The benefits for users are also major, since they need only to update their mobile banking app - that has been enabled with <b>Warply Keyboard P</b><b>ayments</b> - and they will be able to make transactions, without having to leave the social app or switch to a different app or webpage. So, while typing within the messaging app, user can switch to the payments keyboard, authenticate himself as bank customer, input amount and complete the transaction.</p>

<p>Finally, Warply Keyboard Payments has already been deployed with several banks in the EMEA region, soon to be announced.</p>

<p>Warply keyboard payments is now available for iOS &amp; Android devices.</p>

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<u><b>About Warply</b></u>&nbsp;</p>

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<b>Warply</b> is <b>one of the largest European companies in Mobile Loyalty &amp; Payments</b>, operating in <b><span class="xn-location">Greece</span>, <span class="xn-location">Romania</span>, UAE, <span class="xn-location">Russia</span>, <span class="xn-location">India</span> and 3 more countries</b>, offering innovative solutions in <b>Loyalty &amp; CRM, couponing, mobile payments, mobile banking, ticketing and ordering</b>.</p>

<p>Read more at: <a href="http://www.warp.ly/" rel="nofollow">http://www.warp.ly</a> &nbsp;/ <a href="https://warp.ly/keyboard-payments" rel="nofollow">https://warp.ly/keyboard-payments</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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          Enes Kanter Says He Would've Been Killed If He'd Been Extradited to Turkey   

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter believes he would have been killed if authorities sent him to Turkey after his passport got canceled last month. 

TMZ Sports passed along comments the 25-year-old Switzerland native, who's represented Turkey at the international level but remains at odds with the current Turkish government, made to Vice News about his detainment in Romania.

"I would be in a jail," Kanter said, "and probably the second day you'll hear from the news, 'Oh, he just got poisoned and he just died. He got food poisoning.' Or, 'He was [depressed] and hanged himself.'"

Here's the complete Vice News piece on the subject:

TMZ Sports noted Kanter has referred to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the "Hitler of our generation," which caused the government to issue an arrest warrant for the NBA player.

Royce Young of ESPN.com noted the former Fenerbahce standout said in early June his father Mehmet, who he hasn't spoken with in almost two years, was arrested in Turkey.

"Right now, even if I try to communicate with my parents, my mom or dad or brother or sister, [the government] will probably listen to their phones and as soon as they are in contact with me, they will put them in a jail—and the jails are not fun," Kanter said after returning to the U.S. last month, per Young. "Right now, my family can't even go out to eat. My brother told me that my dad went to the supermarket and they spit on his face."

He won a bronze medal with the Turkish national team at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in France.

Kanter, who averaged 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds last season, has one more guaranteed year left in his current contract with the Thunder. He can decline a player option to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Read more NBA Northwest news on BleacherReport.com


          APAPR: Pilonul II trebuie sa continue ca una dintre cele mai de succes reforme structurale din Romania   
In urma discutiilor aparute joi referitoare la o posibila desfiintare a Pilonului II de pensii private obligatorii, APAPR - Asociatia pentru Pensiile Administrate Privat din Romania a transmis ca Pilonul II trebuie sa continue ca una dintre cele mai de succes reforme structurale din Romania.
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          Suomalainen CS-valmentaja: ”Neljä kertaa enemmän palkkaa kuin edellisessä joukkueessa”   
Niko Kovanen valmentaa ammatikseen eurooppalaista Counter-Strike-joukkuetta PENTA Sportsia, joka kisaa tällä viikolla Romaniassa paikasta miljoonaturnaukseen.
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          Restaurante Musashi, Madrid   
 Había oído hablar alguna vez del restaurante Musashi: que si se le conoce como japotalego, que si es un japonés auténtico y de los más antiguos de Madrid...pero cuando le pedí consejo sobre un restaurante japonés en Madrid a las chicas de Gastromaniac y me lo recomendaron no tuve demasiadas dudas.
Sopa miso, takoyaki y encurtido

El Musashi no es un restaurante bonito con mobiliario de diseño: allí se va a comer. Y a comer bien. Y como no es un secreto, se recomienda reservar mesa porque se llena con facilidad. Además, tienen un menú del día  que incluye aperitivo, ensalada, sopa miso y un principal a elegir entre varios teriyaki, makis o sashimi (creo recordar que los precios variaban entre 8 y 12 euros)

En seguida nos sirvieron un aperitivo ( fréjoles encurtidos, muy ricos) y dos cervezas Asahi.
Para ir abriendo boca, takoyaki (una especie de buñuelos de pulpo) y sopa miso.
Seguimos con un pollo-don: pollo teriyaki sobre un bol de arroz, gyozas (riquísimas) y un maki masago (salmón, aguacate y huevas de pez volador)
En la foto faltan niguiris de atún y un maki de atún con puerro. La verdad es que es una pena que se me olvidara hacerla, porque pocas veces he visto un atún tan rojo y con tanto sabor como los que comí en el Musashi.

Gyoza, pollo-don y rollito masago
Flan y trufas de te verde
Y aunque no lo parezca, todavía quedaba sitio para el postre. La carta incluye varias especialidades típicas japonesas: Mochi, Yokan... los elegidos fueron trufas de té verde y un flan de té verde, refrescante y ligero... tengo que intentarlo en casa.

Salimos a 26 euros por persona, lo que incluyendo todo el sushi, los takoyaki, sopa miso, el bol de pollo, las gyozas, cervezas y postre no está nada mal. Nosotros estábamos de celebración, pero se puede comer por muchísimo menos, como podéis ver en la carta que está colgada en su página web. 



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 Restaurante Musashi
Calle Concha, 4
Madrid
http://www.musashimadrid.com/



 Musashi Restaurant, Madrid
takoyaki and miso soup.
I've heard about Musashi restaurant for a long time saying that is an authentic japanese restaurant and one of the first ones opened in Madrid... but when I asked Gastromaniac girls for advice and they recomended it to me I had no doub.
Musashi is not a fancy restaurant with desing furniture: you go to Musashi to eat. And to eat well.
But that's not a secret so it's convinient to make a reservation because it  is usually full, even more for lunch time because they have some sort of daily menu including appetizer, miso soup, salad an entree of your choice (teriyaki, makis, mixed sushi or sashimi). I think it was about 8-12 euros.

We had soon our appetizers (prickled green beans) and two Asahi  beers.
To start, we chose takoyaki (some sort of octopus doughnut) and miso soup.
Then, we had Chicken-don (teriyaki chicken over rice), gyozas (delicious), and a masago maki (salmon, avocado and masago sushi roll). We also had tuna niguiri and a toro-scalion maki roll but I totally forgot to picture them. That's a pity because it was actually the reddest and tastiest tuna I have ever had in my life.
Chicken-don, gyozas and masago Roll
Even if it looks like we were already full, we still have some place for deserts. In Musashi they do have a pretty traditional japanese desert selection (mochi, Yokan...) We had matcha truffles and green tea pudding, which was incredible refreshing and light.

Green tea puding and matcha truffles
It cost 26 euros each one (including sushi, takoyaki, gyozas, chicken don, two deserts and two beers). It may look expensive but we ordered too much food (it was a Birthday!), you can eat for much less money as you can see in their menu showed in their website.
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Musashi restaurant
C/Concha 4
Madrid
http://www.musashimadrid.com/
          Klutae - Black Piranha (2017)    
01 - The Wire & The Cuffs (2:38)
02 - Submission (3:55)
03 - Insect King (4:46)
04 - Bømbs (4:04)
05 - Panic Is Bliss (3:25)
06 - Romania (5:01)
07 - Wake Up The Punks (3:34)
08 - Belly-Up (4:01)
09 - To Be (4:45)
10 - We Breed (4:13)
11 - O.H.C.Y.S.P (5:09)
12 - Fucking Parasite (4:29)
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14 - The Wire And The Cuffs (Spark! Rmx) (3:03)
          Destination Truth S04E06 iNTERNAL 720p HDTV x264-DHD   
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          ALBUM REVIEW: Rosu Lup Is Anything Real   
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          Comentariu la Monica Gabor le-a cerut ajutorul fanilor, după ce a ajuns în America. “Help!”. Ce a pățit fosta soție a lui Irinel de mihai   
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          Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will "Star" In a Crazy-Sounding Comedy for Amazon   
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          How Iceland Transformed From a Soccer Weakling to a European Strongman   

The European Championships start Friday, with hosts France taking on Romania in the opener and most of the world’s best teams in action soon after. Germany’s team is close (that is, lacking Miroslav Klose) to the same roster that won the World Cup two years ago. Spain is the two-time reigning European champion. Belgium’s golden generation has finally come of age. France has many of this year’s breakout talents and is favored to win the whole thing. England will presumably show up too, at least for a little while.

Forget all of them. If you’re a neutral fan, you should be rooting for Iceland.

Yes, Iceland, that far-flung volcanic rock with a sporting history highlighted by a silver medal in team handball in the 2008 Olympics, strongmen like Magnús Ver Magnússon and Hafþór "The Mountain from Game of Thrones" Björnsson, and a disappointing shootout loss in the hockey finals at the Junior Goodwill Games. Iceland currently sits at No. 34 in the FIFA rankings, despite having fewer people than Cyprus (No. 84), Luxembourg (No. 146), and Malta (No. 166). The total population of Iceland, about 330,000, is a bit higher than that of Corpus Christi, Texas, which is not currently ranked by FIFA. Iceland is the smallest country ever to qualify for a major soccer tournament, with the exception of Tahiti, which took Oceania’s spot in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Tahiti lost its three games by a combined score of 24-1, and that single goal set off celebrations in the stands in Brazil.

Iceland isn’t Tahiti. It isn’t going to France for moral victories. To qualify for Euro 2016, the Strákarnir Okkar—Our Boys—beat World Cup semifinalists the Netherlands home and away and took the maximum six points from home games against Turkey and the Czech Republic.

Root for Iceland because a favorable draw has left Björk’s countrymen poised for Euro success. Portugal played its three games at the 2014 World Cup on autopilot and often looks like Cristiano Ronaldo and his backing band. Austria, captained by Leicester City left back and walking autocorrect litmus test Christian Fuchs, are the 10th-best team in the world according to FIFA’s imperfect rankings. But the Austrians can’t play defender/midfielder David Alaba everywhere, despite Pep Guardiola’s efforts to do so at Bayern Munich. Hungary finished third in arguably the weakest European qualifying group, then beat Norway in a qualification playoff. Meh.

Iceland has avoided the likes of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and thanks to Euro 2016’s new 24-team format, it could advance even if it finishes third out of those four teams. Once they make it to the knockout rounds, who knows? Twelve years ago, Euro 2004 saw the biggest underdog winner in modern international history. Greece was ranked as low as 36th in 2004. That team beat the previous winners (France), the only remaining undefeated team in the tournament (the Czech Republic) and the hosts (Portugal) on its way to the title.

Root for Iceland because the country has earned it. The sport’s governing body, the Knattspyrnusamband Íslands or KSÍ, has willed the national team up from No. 112 in the world rankings just six years ago thanks to a series of intelligent investments in instruction and infrastructure.

In the absence of a sudden influx of Brazilian immigrants, the KSÍ had to make do with what it had. It revamped the country’s coaching education in an attempt to improve the players already available to them. Whereas prospective coaches once had to travel to mainland Europe to get certified, for the past decade cheap courses in Reykjavik have allowed hundreds of coaches to earn UEFA’s  A and B licenses. As a result, all but the youngest Icelandic children are now being trained by someone who knows what he’s doing. Davis Harper writes in Howler Magazine that there’s a UEFA-qualified coach for every 500 Icelanders. In England, that number is closer to 1 for every 10,000 people.

Of course, Iceland has a challenge that England doesn’t: the environment. Heavy winds and the temperatures that earned the island its name make outdoor play difficult for much of the year. As a consequence, the KSÍ commissioned 15 publicly owned indoor pitches, transforming a seasonal hobby into a year-round endeavor. They supplemented those with more than 20 new outdoor turf fields and more than 100 new mini-pitches scattered throughout the country. The first of these indoor pitches was built in 2000. Sixteen years later, the first group of players to come of age with the new facilities and the new coaches has qualified for the nation’s first-ever major tournament.

Before this revamp, the history of Icelandic soccer read as a saga of lone stars venturing to the mainland in search of their fortune. Thus did Ásgeir Sigurvinsson, who played for Standard Liege in Belgium and Bayern Munich and Stuttgart in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, beget Arnór Guðjohnsen of Anderlecht and Bordeaux, who begat (literally, in this case) Eiður Guðjohnsen, who saw time for Chelsea and Barcelona last decade and made the Euro 2016 roster as a 37-year-old elder statesman.

These stars returned to the island to lead their teams against the giants of Europe, and were always swatted aside. There’s a little bit of that legacy left. Swansea attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurðsson is the unquestioned star of this squad—he scored nine goals in Swansea’s last 17 games to keep them safely in the Premier League and led Iceland with six goals in qualifying—but none of the 23 players on the country’s final Euro roster plays his club soccer in Iceland.

Captain Aron Gunnarsson has Premier League experience with Cardiff City. Forward Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, who spent time at Ajax before moving to Nantes in France, is at age 26 already his country’s second-leading all-time scorer. Goalkeeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson, who in 2012 supplemented his income from the Icelandic league by directing his country’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, plays in Norway now. Iceland’s new approach to soccer nation-building has lifted all boats instead of launching one of them.

Root for Iceland because its success offers a valuable lesson for the rest of the world. Practically, it’s not possible for most countries to duplicate Iceland’s revamp. A commensurate level of investment in a country with 1,000 times more people would be beyond the means of U.S. Soccer, no matter what percentage of revenues it devoted to development. Besides, the federation has to answer other questions about how it’s spending its money.

But that doesn’t mean Iceland’s example can’t be helpful. Some fans in the United States, mostly casual ones, believe our rise as a soccer power won’t begin until the elusive American Messi is unearthed. Maybe, some people say, we need to be luring our country’s "real athletes"—often an unsubtle code for black Americans—away from football and basketball. Or maybe the problem is that our emphasis on winning in youth soccer weeds out smaller, late-developing players who might have command of the touch and creativity needed to succeed at the international level. Usually, but not always, this refers to Latino players.

Both camps are right, to some extent, even if their arguments are tactless. Expanding the sport’s demographic appeal can’t be a bad thing, and sometimes smallish late-bloomers develop the kinds of skills that can change the face of a sport. But Iceland’s success proves that these sorts of players are soccer MacGuffins. To focus on them is to miss the point.

With just more than 20,000 registered soccer players in the whole country there’s no place for a real athlete, or even a diminutive wizard, to hide in Iceland. “Of course, it could happen here, as everywhere else, that some talented player who is small, we’ll miss out on him," Arnar Bill Gunnarsson, the KSÍ head of coaching education, told SI.com last year, "but we know of every player who is good in football because of the size of the country and how few we are.”

Compared to that 20,000, the potential U.S. pool—about 1.6 million boys registered with U.S. Youth Soccer in 2014, plus all those basketball and football players us soccer types are going to lure away, some day—seems limitless, and that can be a distraction. The assumption that there may be someone better out there diverts attention from the responsibility to make the players we have better. The American Messi isn’t hiding somewhere. We’ll have to build him ourselves. Root for Iceland because they’ve already figured out what we might never understand.

Read more Slate coverage of Euro 2016.


          The Switzerland-Albania Match at Euro 2016 Told a Personal, Massive Balkan Story   

One Sunday in June 2000, I biked to The Abbey Pub on the northwest side of Chicago to watch Spain play Slovenia in the UEFA Euro Championship. Back in the day, it was much harder to find ways to watch the Euro Championship in the U.S. The Abbey, an Irish pub, was one of the few places showing the matches. I got there early—the game was to start at 8 a.m.—to have breakfast, but it was already packed with Irishmen clutching their pints, watching a live broadcast of an important game of hurling live from Dublin. Many of them were inebriated, shouting at the gigantic screen. It didn’t look good.

I’ll watch any soccer game anywhere, but I really wanted to see Slovenia play. It was their first (and last, so far) Euro after declaring independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Their coach, Srečko Katanec, had been an excellent defensive midfielder and one of the pillars of the Yugoslav national team that lost on penalties to Argentina in the 1990 World Cup quarterfinals. In the Slovenians’ first game at the 2000 Euros they faced Yugoslavia, which by this time consisted of only Serbia and Montenegro; though Slovenia took a 3-0 lead and Yugoslavia went down to 10 men, the Slovenians could manage only a 3-3 draw.* I hoped they might do well against Spain, which was at the time still fully committed to mediocrity, or even surprise everyone by progressing beyond the group stage. Which is to say that the match was extremely important to me.

But when I tracked down a waitress to ask if Spain-Slovenia would be shown at The Abbey, she looked at me as though I was insane. I ended up watching the game on a very small TV in a very dark basement, the sound overwhelmed by the stampede of hooting Irishmen above my head. At some point a waitress came down to fetch something, turned on the light and was startled breathless by my unexpected presence. “What are you doing here?” she asked and I sheepishly pointed at the screen where Slovenia was losing 2-1. They did not progress beyond the group stage. And my breakfast was served cold.

On Saturday morning, while watching Switzerland-Albania, I recalled that glorious time when following a Euro Championship was an underground activity. This was another one of those games important not only for tactical oddities, or because Arsenal just bought Granit Xhaka, but also because the vast majority of the players on the pitch are Albanian speakers, and because the Xhaka brothers are facing each other (Granit for Switzerland, Taulant for Albania). Soccer contains histories, personal and massive, and this game features a particularly Balkan story, which I could read in the line-ups.

A few of us from the Balkans remember the Albania ruled by Enver Hoxha, surely in the running for the most outrageous European dictator ever. Take this: In the heyday of his rule, Hoxha would be the only candidate in presidential elections, in which the entire population of Albania would vote for him—the entire population as recorded in the most recent census minus one, that is, as it was beneath the Great Leader to vote for himself. And then, after the fall of the Wall, and the dissolution of Hoxha’s regime, there was a period of what is generously called “transition” built upon a gigantic Ponzi scheme that would eventually clean out up to one third of the population. The imaginary money led to a short, delusional renaissance of Albanian football, which featured the 1978 World Cup winner Mario Kempes arriving to coach KF Lushnja in a town with the population of 30,000. I remember the images of Kempes landing in Albania to be swarmed by adoring fans—it was not unlike seeing, say, Miroslav Klose arriving to coach in Mobile, Alabama. After the economy collapsed, in 1996 or so, boatfuls of destitute Albanians started crossing the Adriatic to get to Italy—a preview of the current refugee crisis.

Meanwhile, on the Swiss side, the Albanian-speaking players are mainly from Kosova, the part of Yugoslavia where the nation’s dissolution essentially commenced in the late 1980s. Valon Behrami’s family found itself in Switzerland in the ’90s, and were to be deported when the local community collected signatures to support them, and they stayed. Xherdan Shaqiri has three passports: Swiss, Albanian, and Kosovar, and is also eligible for a Serbian one, but I don’t think he’s eager to apply; in 1999, Serbia conducted a brutal military campaign against the Albanian population in Kosova, resulting in a wave of refugees spread around Europe.

The expansion of UEFA Euro competition to 24 teams will lower the quality of the soccer played—as was evident in the Switzerland-Albania game. But the expansion is directly related to the changes in Europe in the past quarter-century. If you want to understand all or any of that, you might have to endure watching Romania-Albania, to be played on June 19. I’ll be glued to the TV. 

Read more Slate coverage of Euro 2016.

*Correction, June 11, 2016: Due to an editing error, this post originally stated that Slovenia came back from a 3-0 deficit against Yugoslavia in the 2000 European Championship. It was Yugoslavia that came back from the 3-0 deficit.


          France’s Euro 2016 Kit Looks Like a Pair of Blue Pajamas, and Other Jersey Thoughts   

If you live in a major metropolitan area and you walk, take public transportation, or enjoy day-drinking, there’s a good chance that you will see someone, probably a young-ish man, possibly with a beard, wearing a soccer jersey in the next few weeks. For some, wearing a soccer jersey in public has a symbolic significance; it tells the world that you support a certain team, and depending on the vintage of the kit, it can signal how long you have been a fan. Most national and club teams change their shirts yearly, which makes perfect sense in this most capitalistic of world sports. This year is no exception, with sportswear giants like Nike, Adidas, and Puma, as well as upstarts like New Balance and old stalwarts like Umbro, issuing new uniforms for the 24 European and 16 American teams playing in the Euros and Copa America. And as more U.S. citizens identify as soccer fans, expect to see more and more shiny polyester on the streets.

I have the good fortune of living in a neighborhood that’s home to a store that will likely supply a large number of these jerseys. Upper 90 opened six years ago on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and in that time has been so successful that it doubled in size, taking over the space of a car-service dispatcher that was doomed once Uber came to town. During the rest of the year, this is the place to go if you are looking for soccer shoes for your Sunday league game, or more likely for your kids, and the floors are stocked with shorts, sweatshirts, hats, and jerseys of popular European club teams such as Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and in particular, Arsenal. If you were to walk in to Upper 90 tomorrow, you could still find the latest Arsenal, and for some reason Borussia Dortmund kits, but most of the rest have been replaced by the national strips of teams playing in this year’s tournaments.

I asked some of the many young salespeople working at Upper 90 if business is any different in cup season. The consensus answer was: not yet, but they expect it to pick up. After the Copa began last week, more customers have come in looking for national team shirts. The U.S. is popular, despite its forgettable shirt—especially forgettable, that is, when compared with this—but Mexico and Colombia shirts are also selling briskly. European team gear is not as popular yet, but the store expects to see more sales after that tournament starts on Friday. Based on the calls they have received so far, France, who is hosting the Euros this year, is poised to sell a lot of shirts to Americans. As one salesman commented, “The French, they always have style.” In the past that may have been true, but this year’s France kit, made by Nike, looks like a pair of blue pajamas, or even worse, a little too much like Italy’s.

That a store like Upper 90 can thrive in the age of internet shopping is a surprise, especially when it isn’t even allowed to sell gear from all the teams playing in the tournaments. For some teams, like Romania, this is because the store doesn’t have a distribution deal with the kit manufacturer, in this case Joma. Upper 90 did manage to score some Albania jerseys manufactured by the Italian company Macron. Apparently this is because the store’s owner knows a guy who has a connection, and it’s a good thing, because they are fielding at least three calls a day from fans looking for the red jersey with the black double-headed eagle. (Eagles, with one head or two, are a popular motif this year, appearing on the crests of Russia and Austria as well.) Upper 90 stocks some of the more obscure jerseys from teams like Bosnia and Slovakia, but a number of popular shirts are unavailable.

According to one staffer, Nike is not shipping certain teams’ kits to retail outlets, reserving them for sale online. One of the most popular jerseys that seems to be available exclusively online is Poland’s, an irritating fact to the folks at Upper 90 who have to turn away customers, and to denizens of Greenpoint. Even more disappointing, at least for soccer fans with more adventurous fashion sense, is the absence of shirts from Turkey and always distinctive Croatia. This is a new policy, since the red-and-white checked strip featured prominently in the store window during the last World Cup, although it’s not often seen in the wild, or on the Upper West Side. The salespeople I talked to were somewhat sanguine about Nike’s decision, though they were as surprised as I was that Nike would miss a chance to sell its products as widely as possible since every uniformed fan is a walking advertisement for the company.

Over the next month, don’t be surprised by the brightly colored technical fabrics adorning the backs of fans and poseurs alike. If you feel up to it, ask about the shirt; soccer fans love to talk about their obsessions. But be suspicious of the bearded, bespectacled hipster rocking a bright yellow Brazil shirt. And if you see anyone sporting this, run the other way. 

Read more Slate coverage of Euro 2016.


          The First Mark of Mission   

If you had asked me after the 2009 General Convention what I thought of the church’s chances of surviving more than another 50 years, I would have sighed deeply and asked you to pray for a miracle.  If you had asked me the same question after the 2012 General Convention, I would have said that maybe, just maybe, a miracle is starting to occur.

The Omnibus Resolution on Restructuring was a truly hopeful development, passing both houses unanimously, to great rejoicing.  But if restructuring is only about creating a different framework to contain the same arguments, it’s not going to take us where we need to go.  What we need in the church is a reawakening. 

At Convention, I saw movements beginning to spring up, often among younger clergy and lay people, eager to jump start evangelism and mission in our church.  The Acts 8 Moment was one; Episcopal Evangelism Network is a second.  But these are movements on the fringes – do we have a hope of bringing them to the center?

I think we do, for the most prosaic of reasons: the budget.  Unlike the disaster of the 2009 budget, the disaster of the 2012 budget led to … wait for it … new hope.  Each of the Five Marks of Mission received a pool of money to pay for new mission initiatives. 

My special area of interest is the First Mark of Mission (on which all the others depend, according to the official statement on the Anglican Communion website):  To proclaim the good news of the kingdom.  This Mark could be interpreted in a number of ways, but it assuredly includes ministries of evangelism.  The budget allocated $2 million over three years to this Mark, which is intended to include:

  • The “Mission Enterprise Zones” of Resolution A073
  • Church Planting
  • Funding for the Latino/Hispanic Strategic Plan which was passed with overwhelming support in 2009


The budget left it to Executive Council to decide how the money was to be allocated.  At the invitation of Bishop Stacy Sauls, I attended a gathering last week of church leaders who were convened to advise Church Center management in creating a proposal to bring to the Executive Council meeting in October.  The meeting included:

  • Two members of Executive Council (Stephanie Cheney and me);
  • Three former or new members of Program, Budget, and Finance (Bishop Alan Scarfe, Frank Logue, and Victoria Heard);
  • Five members of Church Center staff (Bishop Stacy Sauls, Sam McDonald, Tom Brackett, Kirk Hadaway, and Anthony Guillen);
  • Five current or former church planters (Victoria Heard, Frank Logue, Stephanie Spellers, Lang Lowrey, and me – some of us fall into two categories);
  • A representative from the church planting office of the ELCA (Mary Frances).


The group was clear that it was Executive Council’s job to decide how to allocate the funds, and this group was simply there to advise management on a proposal to bring to Executive Council. 

I don’t want to go into details about the proposal we came up with, partly because Executive Council might decide to go in a different direction, and partly because we left a few issues unresolved (to be addressed via email).  However, here are some highlights of our gathering:

  • Frank Logue and I led Acts 8-type Bible study and prayer sessions the two days we gathered.  The whole gathering was thereby framed in the Acts 8 paradigm – we are in a new era of the church, being scattered somewhat fearfully into unfamiliar territory, yet finding new ways to proclaim the gospel to new people.
  • A short discussion of the difference between the three categories of ministry the money covers:
  • Mission Enterprise Zones are diocesan-level ministries with underserved populations, e.g., people in cultures and ethnicities under-represented in The Episcopal Church, youth and young adults, low-income people, etc.
  •   A073 provided up to $20,000 for such projects (the diocese has to provide matching funds).  The group felt very strongly that these ministries should lead to the creation of a worshiping community (e.g., these are not soup kitchens, though soup kitchens may be involved).
  • Church plants are new worshiping communities that are intended to be permanent and (eventually) self-sustaining.  They could receive grants of amounts to be determined by Executive Council.  The group felt that grants of up to $100,000 per project would be reasonable over a three-year period.  The diocese would have to match the funds.
  • Latino-Hispanic ministries could fall into either category above, and might have some special provisions.
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  • Since the budget passed by General Convention is not clear about how to allocate the $2 million between the three purposes (Mission Enterprise Zones, church planting, and Latino/Hispanic ministries), we are suggesting that it is best not to arbitrarily divide the money between these three categories.  Our hope is that the grants committee, whoever that turns out to be, would have discretion to determine which projects to fund (with carefully determined criteria).
  • We got great help and counsel from Mary Frances, the ELCA representative.  They are light-years ahead of us on church planting, and the funds they allocate make ours pale in comparison.  They are willing to advise and possibly even partner with us on some projects. 
  • A small thing that was of some personal interest to me: I really enjoyed getting to know Bishop Alan Scarfe.  He told some inspiring stories of mission during his young-adult days in England and Romania.  He also said that he had never been in a room with church planters before, and he found it very inspiring.  What a revelation!  I guess we church planters are unusual creatures, at that.  But I wonder how it’s different to be in a room with us!