Gregg Baker Asian Art at Masterpiece London 2017   

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A lacquer and gilt-wood figure of Amida Nyorai seated in jō-in (meditation mudra), Japan, 12th-13th century, Kamakura Period. Dimensions: Figure: H. 10¼" (25.50 cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Hisao Dōmoto, Solution de continuité (Solution of Continuity), oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated 1963-64 Paris on the reverse. H. 9¼" x W. 20¼" (23cm x 51cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Suda Kokuta, Untitled, 1961, oil on canvas signed and dated 1961.12.10 and with the artist's address on the reverse. H. 51¼” x W. 38¼” (130cm x 97cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Takeo Yamaguchi, Ko (Suburbs), oil on board signed, titled and dated September 1972 in Japanese on a label affixed to the reverse, framed H. 12¼" x W. 17¾" (31cm x 44.5cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Jizō Bosatsu standing on a lotus base, Japan,  9th century, Heian period. Dimensions: Figure and stand: H. 30¾" (77.5cm). Figure: H. 23½" (59.5cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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          Agnews at Masterpiece London 2017   

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ProserpineAgnews, Stand C27 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

Truly “iconic” paintings define an artist’s oeuvre, are milestones in an artistic movement and pivotal images in history. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s haunting image of Proserpine is one such picture that should be regarded as no less than an icon of European art – representing the artist at the zenith of his originality and one of the most immediately recognizable images of the nineteenth century.

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          David Aaron at Masterpiece London 2017   

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A Monumental Stag, Bronze, Russia, 8th century B.C., H: 47 cm W: 21 cm. David Aaron, Stand B 22 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Openwork Lion Incense Burner, Bronze, Seljuk, Iran, 12th - 13th century A.D., H: 36 cm W: 37 cm. David Aaron, Stand B 22 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

David Aaron. 22 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EH, United Kingdom - E-mail info@davidaaron.com - Website http://www.davidaaron.com


          Sandra Cronan Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017   

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Raymond Yard. An aquamarine and white opal dress of asymmetric design clip by Yard. Four tapered silvers of opal are set into two diagonally opposing corners with two rows of diamond running up each side of the emerald cut aquamarine. Mounted in platinum. American, circa 1933. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A pair of Egyptian Revival earrings of circular design, featuring a central sphynx in relief, bordered by coloured enamel heiroglyphics. English, circa 1885. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A Renaissance pendant in the form of a pierced heart, decorated on both sides with enamel with a crystal compartment. Circa 1580. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Fouquet. Art Deco carved ivory brooch, studded with cabochon turquoise, calibre cut onyx and 18ct yellow gold, having a turquoise drop surmounted by a diamond. French, 1922-1923. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco emerald and diamond set bracelet. The central row on the bracelet is alternately set with a row of five French cuts and a marquise diamond, all within individual frames of rectangular cut emeralds. Mounted in platinum. By Oscar Heyman & Brothers. American, circa 1925. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco pendant set with diamonds and calibre set onyx, fully articulated and mounted in platinum. English, circa 1920. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Boucheron. An important peacock feather necklace by Boucheron with Royal Russian provenance. Set with a sapphire, emeralds and diamonds, the feather is detachable and may be worn as a brooch or hair ornament. Paris, 1883. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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          Revalidate in an evening – join us in Oxford or online!   

Do you hold CILIP Professional Registration (ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP)?


Do you need to revalidate but don't know where to start?


Then come along to this session and complete your revalidation in an evening alongside other CILIP members in the Thames Valley.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, you can join us virtually! We will also be running the session via Twitter at the same time, so follow @CILIPTV and keep an eye out for #CILIPReval

 

The workshop will begin with a very short presentation on Revalidation and a demonstration of the CILIP VLE by South East Candidate Support Officer Nicola Beer.

The rest of the time will be self-paced, so you can log your CPD (20 hours over the last twelve months), ask questions and get writing your statements (it’s only 250 words!).

Free Wi-Fi is available but you’ll need to bring your own laptop or other portable devices.

We’ll be tweeting all the key info and if you’re following along online you can ask us questions and most importantly, let us know how you’re getting on and keep each other motivated using the #CILIPReval hashtag.

 

To ensure the session runs smoothly please do the following prior to the session:

  • Make sure you’re registered for the CILIP website and can access the VLE. Once you’ve accessed the VLE you can register for the Revalidation module. Remember to bring your login with you. Guidance on accessing the VLE is available on the CILIP website.
  • Bring details of the CPD activities that you have completed in the previous 12 months and you would like to log for your Revalidation (the minimum is 20 hours)

 

 

Thu, 13th Jul 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Nicola Beer

OCVA Training Suite, The Old Courthouse

Floyds’ Row
OX1 1SS Oxford

United Kingdom

Cost

  • The session is free - and there is also no charge to submit your revalidation - you just have to be a CILIP member and up to date with your membership fees.
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          Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits   
NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings ... but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events. "Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. It will be fun — we promise! Find your closest NetSquared group Upcoming Tech for Good Events This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group. 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          Plastic Headgear Market, Trends, Size and Forecasts   

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

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

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

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

The report covers the following topics:

-Global Market size
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See similar report: Spirit Markets in the Top 5 European Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts
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          Vaccines - Top 5 European Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 European countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/25/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 European countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

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Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
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          Vaccines - Top 10 Global Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 10 global countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/20/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 10 global countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

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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:

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          For sale - Peugeot Partner - € 7990   

Salisbury SP2, United Kingdom
1.6 hdi Tepee S mpv egc 5dr (start/stop) Auto, Grey, 2014, 1600cc, Diesel, Automatic, People Carrier, 24000 miles, Shark Grey Metallic, low mileage, rare diesel auto, full peugeot service history, one owner from new, looks smart in shark grey metallic, 1 owner, Full dealership history, Black Cloth interior, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, Start/Stop System, Computer (...
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          For sale - seat Alhambra - € 21800   

Aylesbury HP19, United Kingdom
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          For sale - Vauxhall Corsa - € 9700   

Aylesbury HP19, United Kingdom
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          For sale - Ford Grand C Max - € 8990   

South Newton SP2, United Kingdom
1.6 tdci Zetec 5dr (7 Seats), Black, 2014, 1600cc, Diesel, Manual, People Carrier, 34000 miles, Panther Black Metallic, low mileage, great zetec spec in sought after diesel, full ford service history, one owner from new, looks smart in panther black metallic, 7 seats, Upgrades - Metallic Paint, 1 owner, Full service history, Standard Features - Rear Parking Sensors, Air Conditioning, ...
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          For sale - Honda Jazz - € 2995   

Boston PE22, United Kingdom
1.4i-dsi se, Yellow, 2006, 1300cc, Petrol, Manual, Hatchback, 73600 miles, 1 Previous Owner, This Honda Jazz 5 door has recently arrived with ourselves direct from a local ...conditioning, alloy wheels, electric windows and door mirrors. The car have just been serviced less than one thousand miles ago. - Used Honda Jazz second hand used car bargains for sale ...
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          For sale - Lexus sc430 - € 6999   

Nazeing EN9, United Kingdom
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          For sale - Honda Accord - € 9995   

Scunthorpe DN15, United Kingdom
2.0 i-vtec es gt 4dr, Grey, 2012, 2000cc, Petrol, Manual, Saloon, 49000 miles, Insurance Group 23, 1 Previous Owner, Here we have an excellent Honda Accord I- vtec es gt with Full Honda Service History in lovely condition inside & out. This car has been really well looked after by it's 2 owners (last owner from May ...
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          For sale - Nissan X Trail - € 10500   

Bootle L30, United Kingdom
2.0 tekna dci 5dr Manual, Silver, 2011, 2000cc, Diesel, Manual, Estate, 98854 miles, 1 Previous Owner, full service history, 98854 miles. Drives superb, in excellent condition inside and out, long mot, free 12 month rac national breakdown recovery with car, Electric Sunroof, Navigation System, Cruise Control, Heated Front Seats, Reverse Parking Aid, Climate Control, Leather Seat Trim, Radio/...
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          For sale - Ford Ranger - € 33495   

Perth PH1, United Kingdom
Pick Up Double Cab Limited 2 2.2 Tdci, Black, 2016, 2000cc, Diesel, Manual, not known, 4759 miles, Price Plus vat - Used Ford Ranger second hand used car bargains for sale
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          For sale - 12x18 inch Reprint of American Cities Towns States... - £ 12   
Colchester, United Kingdom
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          For sale - pyrex jaj - Matchmaker - gravy boat & saucer Blue &... - £ 4   

Leicester, United Kingdom
...matchmaker" - Blue & Green gravy boat & saucer Circa 1960s Approx. 1/2 pint capacity Very good "used" condition for its age - no chips, cracks or major scratches. The costs quoted are for one gravy boat & saucer only - others are available & a postage discount is given if more are purchased. Click on "see all details" for more information payment: Payment is to ...
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          For sale - coalport figurine - Ladies of Fashion - davina by... - £ 12   

Leicester, United Kingdom
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          For sale - 12x18 inch Reprint of American Military Map 12th... - £ 12   
Colchester, United Kingdom
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          For sale - 2016 Mercedes-Benz A Class A200d Sport Premium 5dr... - £ 19890   

Chelmsford CM2, United Kingdom
2016 Mercedes-Benz A Class A200d Sport Premium 5dr Auto Diesel Automatic Diesel 5 13112 miles £19,890.00 (vat included) Make Mercedes-Benz Model A Class Year 2016 Transmission Automatic Fuel Diesel Engine Size 2,143 ccm Mileage 13,112 Miles Emission class -- Mercedes-Benz A Class A200d Sport Premium 5dr Auto 8" colour display screen, Active park ...
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          For sale - Leba notesync nsync-16U-V1 Charge and Sync 16x usb - £ 159   
Cannock Wood WS15, United Kingdom
...user information was removed, also some minor scuffs/scratches as you would expect from a used item. This device will allow you to simulatenously charge & sync up to 16 ipads ...
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          For sale - vintage aynsley Howard Spray Style large shell... - £ 14   

Leicester, United Kingdom
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          For sale - portmeirion - Totem Amber - 10" dia dinner plate - £ 9   

Leicester, United Kingdom
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          For sale - pyrex jaj - Chelsea - sauce / gravy boat & saucer... - £ 7   

Leicester, United Kingdom
...jaj "chelsea" gravy boat & saucer Circa 1960s design Approx. 1/2 pint capacity Very good "used" condition for its age - no chips or cracks; no obvious cutlery marks & the pattern is in tact. The costs quoted are for one gravy boat & saucer only - Others may be available (see quantity) & a postage discount is given if more are purchased. Click on "...
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          Warner: Why is US Soccer absolved?   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          S/2017/524   
Letter dated 20 June 2017 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] - 3 pages
          S/2017/548   
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: draft resolution
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          Nurse (Head/Brain Injury)   
Health Recruit Network - United Kingdom - £15.05ph Staff Nurse required in Yeovil for a large dementia focused & head/brain injury CQC compliant Job Setting My client requires... a dedicated Staff Nurse to work within a CQC nursing home in Yeovil, Somerset. My client provides nursing services to elderlywith dementia & head...
          Chef - Head Chef   
Barchester Healthcare - United Kingdom - Barchester Healthcare is looking for an outstanding Head Chef to provide first class food and hospitality within the needs of a care home... environment. Barchester is all about doing things a little bit differently. If you join us as Head Chef, get ready for something new. Our unique...
          Head of Critical Care and Renal Services   
London Bridge Hospital - United Kingdom - Our busy 24-hour Critical Care Unit is equipped with the latest technology and provides the highest level of dedicated, continuous and specialised care to Critical Care Level 2 and 3 patients with a variety of medical or surgical conditions who require complex multi-organ support...
          Applications Engineer - TeamJobs - United Kingdom   
CoralDRAW or similar graphics package experience. This company is a market leader in the design and manufacture of a range of level, pressure and flow sensors... £32,000 - £38,000 a year
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          Junior CAD Technician (12 months fixed term) - Seasalt Cornwall - United Kingdom   
Experience of Auto CAD and a good understanding of graphics software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design....
From Seasalt Cornwall - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:27:21 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Senior Tax Analyst - Xerox Corporation - United Kingdom   
We do this for small and mid-size businesses, large enterprises, governments, graphic communications providers, and for our partners who serve them....
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          Digital Marketing Specialist - Canonical Ltd. - United Kingdom   
Enough HTML/CSS/JS and graphic editing skills to be able to set up A/B tests. London preferred working location....
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          3D Designer - The National Gallery - United Kingdom   
The work will involve liaison with lenders, registrars, graphic designers, curators, exhibition managers and art handling.... £25,867 - £32,410 a year
From The National Gallery - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:54:40 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Commercial Asset Designer - Chelsea Football Club - United Kingdom   
Full appreciation of graphics and screen layout constraints. A degree in design (preferably interactive multimedia design or multimedia graphics), or equivalent...
From Chelsea Football Club - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:08:21 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Bid Coordinator - Kier Group - United Kingdom   
Experience of presentation, publishing or graphics software useful. Kier Construction Northern is looking to recruit a Bid Coordinator who will report to the...
From Kier Group - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:34:00 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Junior Video Editor | London | ASOS Careers - ASOS - United Kingdom   
Complete post production for projects including localisation of graphics, encoding in different formats and uploading to the web....
From ASOS - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:43:27 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Product Sales Advisor - Brakes - United Kingdom   
Work with Corporate Graphic Designer (currently Amy Connelly) to produce relevant cross-usable support materials to deliver cross-sell. Product Sales Advisor....
From Brakes - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:17:37 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Webmaster & Graphic Design Manager - IFS - United Kingdom   
Supporting the local marketing team’s graphic design requests which will include banner graphics for events, case studies, direct mail, images, online ads,...
From IFS - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:46:41 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
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          ‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS   
‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS Demo Now Available on All Platforms Larkspur, Calif. – June 29th, 2017 – Deep Silver and System 3, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving video game publisher, today announced Constructor, a reimagining of the legendary title first released in 1997, will be releasing digitally and physically in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, on July 25th, 2017. The embodiment of “construction meets corruption,” Constructor empowers the player as a budding property tycoon on a mission to build a successful city. This doesn’t just involve the speedy building of homes and businesses, however; players must negotiate the tangled web of Undesirables, a motley collection of reprobates that can be used against them – and by them, against others. Murder, arson, extortion, and sabotage are all tools at your disposal in this ultimate fight for power. Gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can sample the delights of Constructor in a free demo available now on the PlayStation® Network and Xbox Live, allowing a full playthrough of the 40-minute tutorial, followed by 12 minutes of uninterrupted fun in the single-player mode of this cult British classic, with unlimited replays available. PlayStation 4 Demo: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/constructor-demo/cid=UP2047-CUSA08578_00-CONSTRUPS4USDEMO Retail edition exclusively at GameStop: http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/constructor-only-at-gamestop/149579 About System 3 Formed in 1982 by Mark Cale, System 3 is recognised as one of the founding pioneers of the gaming industry and as a name synonymous with producing original genre defining gaming concepts year on year. From early 8-bit Commodore 64 and the Sinclair Spectrum machines, through the days of 16-bit Commodore Amiga and Atari ST formats right up to and beyond the phenomenal Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox console boom, the company has brought a unique gaming style to new formats as and when they enter the market. System 3 stands proud as the last surviving British Independent Publisher from those grass roots years. System 3 produces games for the key hardware platforms including; Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows®-based personal computers and smart phones. 2017 marks System 3′s 35th anniversary. About Deep Silver Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.
          Trainee Financial Crime Data Analyst (12mth FTC)   
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          Business Leaders From China and the UK Meet in London to Discuss...   

Dozens of entrepreneurs from China and the UK convened in London to discuss investment and business opportunities in 2017 China-United Kingdom Entrepreneurs Summit from June 20 to June 26, 2017.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14474724.htm


          (IT) Senior Java Developer - Financial   

Rate: £400 - 450 per Day   Location: Lancashire   

Location : North West, United Kingdom Rate : £400 - 450 per day Duration: 6 monthsinitially Position: Contract Gibbs Hybrid are currently recruiting for a Senior Java Developer to join a large client of ours based in Lancashire or Stockport. This role is an initial 6 month contract and paying c£400 per day. The role: You will be a Senior Java Developer, in addition to coding, able to coach junior developer teams, and teach Java best practice. Leading a team of 10 Java Developers You will have: You will have experience of Java. JUnit. Apache Camel. Apache CXF. Webservice design/deployment. Java Front End Experienced Java Developer ideally with Apache Camel or equivalent If this role is of interest please click Apply Now' with an up to date CV for more information.
 
Rate: £400 - 450 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: Lancashire
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          AEE 256: Exaggerate or Understate? 3 Key Differences Between American and British English   

Did you know there are differences between British and American English?

Today, Lindsay talks with teacher and author Douglas Amrine about three key differences, and why these matter for you in a job interview!

 

Douglas has spent half his life in the United States and half in the United Kingdom, so his accent is somewhere in the middle of the two.  His experience has given him clarity about the differences in how Americans and British speak, and how speech is perceived in each country.

 

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          Brexit- A Year after the Referendum   

June 23rd marked a year since the United Kingdom voted[1] its withdrawal from the European Union, now commonly known as Brexit. As a quick recap, the British believed they were being held back by the EU which according to them set too many rules on businesses and charged billions a year in membership [...]

The post Brexit- A Year after the Referendum appeared first on Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting.


          Comment on United Kingdom Deports 41 Nigerians by UK Deports 23 More Nigerians On Friday   
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          Twitter celebrates same-sex marriage legalization in Germany   
Pride Month ends on a good note in Germany as lawmakers voted Friday to officially legalize same-sex marriage. The approval allows for Germany to join a growing list of European countries that have already legalized same-sex marriage, including Denmark and the United Kingdom. With four abstentions, ...
          For sale - Vintage 1970s wrestling singlet Red M Logo olympic... - Auction   

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          Offer - 10FT Family Gardon Amusement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Outside - Chinautla   
10FT (305cm) Trampoline is the most popular size in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Czech Republic. Quick Details4 Legs (Ø 38*1.5mm)8 Top Rails (Ø 38*1.5mm)8 Poles (Φ28*1.2mm) Jumping Mat(8 rows stitching with strong thread) with 64 V-rings64 pcs heavy duty galvanized springsFrame Pad: 310g PVC + 14mm EPE + 130g PESafety Net: Black PE with PE sleeve.Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 10FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201410FT-4W-8P 10FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ305 cm, Height 65 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 8Ø38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 4 Ø38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 8Ø38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/²,Ø2630mm, 64 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 64 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/² PE 10FT Enclosure   (Total Height 230 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Outside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 8 Φ28*1.2mm      8 upper pole + 8 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3) Clamp 8×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          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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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

 

 

 


          Automotive Sales Professional - Jim Tidwell Ford   
GA-Kennesaw, Jim Tidwell Ford is part of the fast growing Group 1 Automotive, a leader in automotive retail. We are looking to add a qualified AUTOMOTIVE SALES PROFESSIONAL to our team. Group 1 is a Fortune 500 company that owns and operates automotive dealerships and collision centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil. We offer our associates a team environment, great benefits and ongoing traini
          Global Infrastructure Manager / Forman IT / Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom   
Forman IT/Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Global Infrastructure Operations Manager - Guildford

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Infrastructure Operations Manager to join this global firm based in Guildford. As an essential member of the IT team they need a strong Infrastructure Manager with previous experience migrating multiple datacentres into cloud.

As a Global Infrastructure Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:

Migrating several datacentres into the cloud (Azure)

Ensuring the stability of the global infrastructure which is located within Datacentres, Azure and the office locations

Team management of all infrastructure operations personnel including reviews, timesheets and management

Work with the infrastructure Architects to design technology roadmaps.

Drive continuous change within the Global IT Infrastructure

Maintain currency of Hardware and Software

Identify, design and deliver robust, cost effective infrastructure solutions

Essential experience needed:

Vast experience with the following technologies:

SANS, HW or SW, VMWare, SolarWinds, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Exchange, Zirto, Turbonomics

Working knowledge of ITIL principles

Excellent experience in a similar position with a global organisation

Previous experience migrating multiple Datacentres to cloud. (Azure preferable)

Great understanding of Architecture design

Experience running Hybrid cloud infrastructure

Employment Type: Permanent

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          Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) / HM Revenue and Customs / Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Technical DBA Team Manager (Oracle, SQL, Manager)

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our CBP Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Newcastle.

About the Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) role

This is a hands on technical management role responsible for the availability and performance of production databases within the agreed KPI's and ITSLA.

You will be managing a team of DBA's supporting both critical production databases for a high profile HMRC service as well as engaging in the end to end

project delivery life-cycle.

You will help ensure the effective operations of database platforms, and proper integration with dependent services through effective staffing, monitoring, metrics, and operational excellence.

You must possess strong leadership, be detail-oriented, a quick decision maker, and have a passion for getting things right.

You will excel at managing multiple projects and tasks, and cross-functional communication within internal Delivery Groups and external suppliers in addition to managing teams during high pressure problem resolution.

You will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable handling internal stakeholders and external vendor communications.

The ideal candidate will have experience supporting large-scale, massively concurrent, highly available database systems.

You will lead and performance manage a new team of talented and dedicated DBA's focusing on the health of the database tier through the complete system lifecycle.

You will support teams through scheduled maintenance and release deployment activities after hours.

You will share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and support the development of a virtual team community in database administration.

Your experience with Oracle RDBMS will be critical to your success; however, you should be prepared and knowledgeable and willing to innovate to explore new technology offerings that will help HMRC to adopt any future technology platform pertinent to the systems being supported.

Other information for the Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) role

Essential:

• Educated to degree level

• 7+ years of industry experience

• 4+ years of experience leading DBAs

• Relevant hands-on technical management experience of DBA support teams and skills - troubleshoot, debug, evaluate, and resolve database software defects.

• Strong technical background on DBA domain

• Excellent communication skills, written and oral communication skills;

• Well versed with the ITIL framework

• People and performance management

• Ability to take the initiative, set schedules and prioritise independently

Desirable:

• Oracle Certified Practitioner

• Management level certification

• Project management experience (involving database maintenance project planning,

capacity planning, knowledge transfer plans)

• Agile Development framework and DevOps

• Good understanding of the underpinning Oracle technology stack:

• Oracle GoldenGate

• Oracle RAC One Node

• Oracle Database 12c

• Oracle DBFS

• Oracle Data Guard

• Oracle Enterprise Linux

• Oracle Enterprise Manager

Working Pattern:

It should be noted that this role will require the successful candidate to provide support 24/7 outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota.

Must pass basic security checks and undertake National Security Clearance - Level 2- if security clearance at this level is not already in place

CV's should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

The post is based in Longbenton with occasional travel/ to other HMRC and Government departments/locations and supplier offices.

To apply for the role of Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager), please click 'apply now'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 57,000 to 63,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £57,000 - £63,000

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          Automation Manager (Automation, Cloud, Data Analyst, ITIL) - Cloud Del / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) - Cloud Delivery Group

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Cloud Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford.

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC's Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of HMRC. As part of the Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, the Cloud Development team is responsible for translating overarching IT strategy into the technical architecture for CDG. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to work within HMRC's Cloud domain during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role in supporting Delivery Groups with the creation and execution of technology roadmaps that will drive HMRC's hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems whilst decommissioning a large proportion of the legacy.

Role Requirements for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) role

• The Cloud Automation and Orchestration team are responsible for developing and continually evolving a cloud brokerage framework enabling cloud offerings to be easily available and consumed by other teams within the IT department.

• The Cloud Automation and Orchestration team will also be responsible for developing Enterprise architecture templates (archetypes) via the Cloud Brokering platform to enable the standardisation of infrastructure design across HMRC.

We are therefore looking for a seasoned Lead Technical Manager with a hands on background in Hosting and Cloud technology. Candidates should have experience working on large enterprise estates designing and implementing Cloud automation tooling and processes as well as designing and developing templated Cloud environments.

This is a dynamic and changing environment and so we're looking for someone who's up for working in an ever changing technology landscape that is centred on Cloud.

Accountabilities of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Managing a team, a IT specialist

• Manage the teams' personal development and training.

• Lead the development of new Cloud Brokering capabilities as defined by Product Owner.

• Manage the development and delivery of hosting templates archetypes (creation improvement and de-commission) using automation tooling such as Ansible and terraform.

• Ensure the suitable technical resources are available to deliver the automation of archetypes.

• Ensure the development of archetypes that deliver value for money.

• Ensure archetypes and associated assets conform to HMRC technical standards.

• Identify opportunities for continual optimisation of archetypes and make recommendations to the Product Owner.

Tasks of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Lead the continual professional development of your team.

• Lead regular reviews of personnel performance.

• Lead continual service improvement in your area.

• Conduct knowledge transfer and mentoring of CDG staff.

• Ensure collaboration between Automation and Orchestration in delivery of Cloud archetypes.

• Maintain knowledge of the underpinning product and tooling roadmaps.

• Lead on the design and development of archetypes.

• Prioritise workload for archetype delivery.

• Lead on the compliance of HMRC technical and security standards within your area.

• Work closely with Cloud Broker Product Owner to ensure development activities are aligned with Cloud Broker operations and that new developments are transitioned appropriately.

• Engage in personal development to maintain and enhance knowledge.

• Deputise for Head of Cloud Development as required.

Essential Criteria for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL)

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience -

• Working knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.) and building enterprise environments on them.

• Working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Cloud Brokering technology and tools.

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate.

• Proven experience in developing Technical Capability within an organisation. Including empowering, supporting and developing staff to achieve the highest performance standards.

• Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

• The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Experience for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) role

• Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working

Key leadership behaviours of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

• Delivering Value for Money

To apply for the role of Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL), please click the 'apply now button'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 58,187 to 64,312 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £58,187 - £64,312

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          Platform Delivery Manager (Documentum, Pega) / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager)

Salary: £59,375-£65,625

Location: Telford and Newcastle (Regular travel to various client sites will be required as part of this role.)

Full Time

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Case Management Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford and Newcastle.

Summary of the Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) role:

Reporting initially to the Head of Case Management and subsequently to Head of Platform Delivery (HoPD) the Platform Delivery Manager will be a strategic leader who champions the use of technology to deliver innovative and effective solutions.

As part of CMDG Transformation project this new role has been created. A successful candidate will be responsible for shaping, leading and developing an effective Platform Delivery team, with overall accountability for the End to End delivery of software solutions and the provision of resilient live service operations.

The Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) will look after their customers directly by managing the change delivered and the DevOps needs of the systems they use.

Responsibilities

The Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) will

• Lead software delivery and Dev Ops teams and will be able to channel expert knowledge from many different sources to drive disciplines, standards and processes within the Platform and Delivery Group.

• Manage stakeholders from several different areas each with their own agenda; including Senior Managment, Business End Users, Suppliers, Architects, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Infrastructure and Software experts.

• Plan, schedule and monitor work to meet rigorous time and quality standards. Ensure risk management compliance within Platform, ensuring that all functional, technical and business related issues are managed through effective mitigation planning and techniques

• Manage a team circa 30 permanent staff and flex resources and understand resourcing models to support changing business demand signals.

• Take responsibility for strategic initiatives that affect the platform, report into CMDG's Leadership or Executive teams.

• Develop a strong relationship with their business and Service owners and be a credible performer at executive and business forums.

• Own key relationship with Central Live Service Operations to ensure all service needs are met in line with targets through provision of highly effective application maintenance and support activities that ensure a high quality of service to the customer.

• Be accountable for relationships within the Platform Delivery Team to ensure that CMDG benefits strategically and commercially through world class delivery.

• Rapidly absorb new information, apply and share it effectively.

• Other information

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills of the Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager)

• Extensive IT experience, including running and managing technical projects and or services to tight deadlines and budgets with a track record of delivering innovative solutions as value add to the Customer.

• Thorough grasp of the full range of IT issues encountered within project delivery and demonstrable experience of driving resolution

• A strong technical awareness of existing and developing technologies and their application.

• Experience of managing multiple parties including third party vendors on enterprise scale solutions.

• Leadership - Experience of sharing knowledge, with good mentoring and coaching skills

• Able to motivate staff to work together to deliver on time and to high quality.

• Outstanding communication skills. The ability to tailor communication both to business and technical audiences as well as to various roles and levels in the organization is essential.

• Ability to influence others and where necessary to make difficult decisions, managing any potential resultant conflict.

• A proactive approach to problem solving.



Technology

• Knowledge and awareness of all components involved in software delivery: Storage, Servers, Operating Systems, Network, Cloud, Data Management, External Data Centre, Service Transition, ITSM, SaaS

• Experience with Agile methodologies (TDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) and of working within a multi-team scaled agile environment.

Demonstrable experience of

• practical understanding of how Dev Ops teams are set up and operate

• managing and deploying on Cloud based platforms

• continuous integration, automated deployment, testing and the relevant tooling such as Puppet, Chef and Jenkins.

• release and configuration management processes

• Installation and management of open source monitoring tools

Person Specification

• Demonstrates confident, professional approach

• Negotiating skills

• Problem solving and analytical skills

• Communication skills at all levels

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Comfortable making difficult decisions

Equivalent SFIA level: 5

To apply for the role of Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager), please click 'apply now'.

CVs should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

Sift Process

Applicants will be sifted based upon contents of the CV providing evidence of the essential criteria.

Interview panels for all roles may take place in Telford.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 59,375 to 65,625 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £59,375 - £65,625

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          Android Mobile App Developer / TEKsystems / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
TEKsystems/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

My client has built and released a Mobile App, it is currently available to download in Apples App Store and Android's Play Store. The App has been built and released but is still very much in the early days of development. The successful candidate will be working within a fast paced agile driven team, you'll be responsible for the development of stories from inception through to live deployment. You will assist in the creation of stories, development, builds and live deployment. There will be bug logging and tracking, daily stand up's, cross team collaboration, stake-holder meetings and mobile/device testing.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

* Development of native Android mobile apps

* Must have been involved in the design and development of a successful app, ideally a To Do List or News reading App

* Understand Agile Practices

Be positive at all times, adaptable, have a can-do attitude

Be pro-active and communicate clearly with a variety of fellow employees and teams

Management of your time and the ability to stay calm under pressure.

An inquisitive, problem solving nature is a huge plus

You must be passionate about development.

Strong communication skills are vital to the role

Attention to detail and being an analytical thinker

Able to think on your feet is vital.

Successful candidates will be contacted directly.

Allegis Group Limited and Aston Carter Limited operate Employment Businesses and Agencies and are companies within the Allegis Group Inc. group of companies, the fourth largest staffing company in the world, (collectively referred to as the "Allegis Group"). TEKsystems and Aerotek are divisions of Allegis Group Limited. Applicant data will be treated in accordance with the Allegis Group's Privacy Notice. By submitting personal data to any company or division within the Allegis Group, the applicant is providing explicit consent to the use of such data by the Allegis Group and to the transfer of such data to and from the Allegis Group companies within the UK, Europe and outside the European Economic Area in connection with the fulfilment of the applicant's voluntary requests, and the fulfilment of other job opportunities that match the applicant's profile, and confirms that they may be contacted about such job opportunities.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months

Pay: 400 to 500 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Daily

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          Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared / Square One Resources / Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom   
Square One Resources/Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared

Square One are looking for a Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer to come on board for a 3 month contract based in Weymouth.

The Purpose of the Role:

Support the software development teams for the configuration, customization and administration of the Operating Systems (Linux/Windows) and virtualisation environment of the development, test and target platforms in use for delivering large solutions. As a secondary purpose, to support the teams in designing and programming functionalities for the final software solution during administration activities down time.

Essential

Educated to Degree level or equivalent in software, computer science or software related discipline

Certified Linux (RHEL) administrator with at least 3 years' experience

Certified Windows Administrator with at least 3 years' experience

A minimum of 3 years' experience in the following areas:

o Virtualisation platforms using hypervisors/VMs in a multi-OS configuration (Linux/Windows)

o Fine customisation of VMs in a complex networking environment

o PC-Over-IP in virtualised environment

o Network and switch configuration/administration

Experience with Packer and Vagrant.

An understanding of software design methodologies (UML) and programming languages (C++ or Java)

Self-starter and able to learn on the fly

The successful candidate must be capable of achieving security (SC) clearance as a minimum

Desirable

Exposure to Data Distribution Service (DDS)

Commercial experience of UML and OO design methodologies

Commercial experience of Real Time designs, programming concepts and design patterns.

Proficiency in high level programming language (C++ or Java).

Experience of specification development, verification and validation.

Experience of line management or mentoring

Background in defence

Undertake all administration activities for the development, test and target environments of large projects covering:

o Operation Systems administration (Linux/Windows)

o Virtualisation platform configuration (hypervisor, Virtual Machine )

o Networking aspects (Switches, drivers, TCP or UDP IP )

o PC-Over-IP configuration

Contribute to the definition of the system network and topology configuration in support of the software architect.

When required on projects, design, code and unit test software in accordance with the company's procedure and project specific requirements.

Estimate the hours and duration required for own tasks.

Support planning input to project schedules and deliver own work commensurate with those plans.

Contribute information to project reports.

Share Linux/Virtualisation/Networking expertise with the rest of the development team.

This is a 3 month contract based in Weymouth starting immediately.

Linux/Windows Software Support Engineer - Weymouth - SC Cleared

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 3 months
Other Pay Info: Market rates

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          Oracle DBA (Support, Oracle, Linux) / HM Revenue and Customs / Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux)

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our CBP Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Newcastle.

About the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux) role

The database administrator will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical Oracle systems to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.

Working as part of a team, the successful candidate will support the development and sustainment of the databases, ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, performing monitoring and support of both development and production support teams.

This is a technical role requiring solid technical skills, excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. Sharing knowledge/skills and developing productive working relationships, as well as being able to use own initiative. A flexible team player with a pro-active outlook to delivery and the rapidly changing working environment.

Responsibilities of the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux)

Manage databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems to decommissioning on both virtual and physical midrange systems

Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.

Support development teams to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.

Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.

Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.

Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.

Other Information about the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux) role

Essential:

2 years+ experience in database management and performance tuning and optimisation, using native monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting tools, backup restores and recovery models on virtual machines and physical midrange systems.

A good working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Linux operating systems running on Oracle 12c.

Experience in building virtual multi-tenant databases within on a Linux virtual platform to include database upgrade and regular patching and maintenance.

A good knowledge of Oracle GRID Infrastructure plus Oracle Enterprise Manager(OEM).

Has undertaken and can demonstrate appropriate Oracle technical training for the role.

Desirable:

• BSC degree in computer science or equivalent.

• Oracle GoldenGate

• Oracle RAC One Node

• Oracle DBFS

• Oracle Data Guard

• Netbackup

Training for the desirable criteria will be provided for the right candidate who meets the essential criteria.

Working Pattern:

This post is full time however applicants whom would like to work an alternative working pattern - are welcome to apply. All requests will be considered, although the preferred working pattern may not be available.

It should be noted that this role will require the successful candidate to provide support 24/7 outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota.

Must pass basic security checks and undertake National Security Clearance - Level 2- if security clearance at this level is not already in place

CV's should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

Sift / Interviews

Applicants will be sifted based upon demonstration of the essential criteria.

The post is based in Newcastle with occasional travel/ to other HMRC and Government departments/locations and supplier offices.

To apply for the role of Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux), please click 'apply now'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 37,537 to 41,488 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £37,537 - £41,488

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          Systems Engineer (Cloud, ITIL, AWS, Linux) / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) - Cloud Delivery Group

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Cloud Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford.

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC's Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of HMRC. As part of the Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, the Cloud Development team is responsible for translating overarching IT strategy into the technical architecture for CDG. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to work within HMRC's Cloud domain during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role in supporting Delivery Groups with the creation and execution of technology roadmaps that will drive HMRC's hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems whilst decommissioning a large proportion of the legacy.

Role Requirements for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

The Cloud Systems Engineering team are responsible for the development of Cloud tooling and environments for the Cloud Delivery Group that make up service offerings consumed both internally (within the boundaries of CDG) and externally (service offerings made available to the rest of the IT Department). We are therefore looking for a seasoned Systems Engineer with a solid background in Hosting and Cloud technology. Candidates should have experience working on large enterprise estates designing and implementing physical and virtual infrastructure, associated management and deployment tooling.

This is a dynamic and changing environment and so we're looking for someone who's up for working in an ever changing technology landscape that is centred on Cloud.

Accountabilities of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux):

• Design and develop tooling, products and solutions for the Cloud Delivery Group at the direction of the Product Owners.

• Liaise with CTO and Product Owners to deliver engineering roadmaps showing key items such as upgrades, technical refreshes and new versions;

• Review and ensure conformance of tooling test plans to meet expected quality standards;

• Work as part of a technical team in a collaborative and innovative way, developing CDG products and services;

• Be accountable for personal development and training.

Tasks:

• Work with Senior Systems Engineer to develop tooling design.

• Develop knowledge of cloud provider roadmaps and maintain proficiency in industry technologies and trends.

• Implement new capabilities into the CDG offerings and service catalogues.

• Advise on engineering standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques.

• Contribute to reviews and audits of projects from an engineering perspective.

• Contribute to the assessment and validation of engineering risk.

• Engage in knowledge transfer across CDG

• Engage in continuous improvement to improve CDG performance.

• Conduct personal professional development to keep up to date on new technologies.

Essential Criteria of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) role

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience -

• A good understanding and working knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.).

• The ability to script and automate all activities in Hyperscale Cloud.

• Solid experience of working with Linux and Microsoft Server Operating Systems.

• Domain and Administration technologies (Active Directory) and designs.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.).

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate.

• Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

• The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Experience for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker.

• A good understanding or working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

• Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

• Solid experience of developing DNS across Cloud providers.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.) specific to Hyperscale Cloud.

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working.

Key leadership behaviours of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

To apply for the role of Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux), please click apply now button.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 49,875 to 55,125 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £49,875 - £55,125

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          Android Developers x2, Edinburgh / The People Network / Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom   
The People Network/Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Android Developers x2, Edinburgh

Due to a phenomenal rate of growth one of Scotland's biggest and most successful technology companies are looking for Mobile Developers with strong skills in Android.

As an Android engineer, you will be working with other engineers, designers and product owners, to shape the future of their award-winning apps. You get to contribute at every stage of the of the product life cycle, from research and discovery to iterative development, rollout and long-term maintenance.

During peak periods, hundreds of thousands of concurrent app users make transactions at a rate which would sell out Wembley Stadium in minutes.

Their Mobile engineers all have a solid grounding in software engineering, strong communication skills, and a commitment to continuous improvement. You won't join them to rest on your laurels, though. They will help you develop and learn more in your career, and there are opportunities for development via both management and technical leadership paths.

The successful Android engineers will have the following skills and experience:

A passion for and understanding of mobile development.

Solid experience in Android mobile development.

Enjoy solving challenging problems.

Ability to work in a highly-collaborative, agile team.

Flexibility to learn, and work with new technologies. In return you will be rewarded with an exceptional package including generous basic, time to dedicate to personal projects, personal development budget, generous pension, stock options, private medical insurance, dental, optical, death in service, flexible working hours, refreshments (fruit, soft drinks, beer!), the best technology and equipment (upgraded every 2 years), social gatherings and a fantastic working environment.

This really is a great opportunity for a superb company that is going through some exciting times. If you are interested in the above role please email your CV ASAP.

If you are interested please apply ASAP. The People Network is an employment agency and will respond to all applicants within three - five working days. If you do not hear within these timescales please feel free to get in touch.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 35,000 to 45,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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          Android Developer - Manchester / Concept Resourcing / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
Concept Resourcing/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Android Developer

My client an expanding digital development company based in the centre of Manchester is seeking an Android Developer to join their team on a permanent basis. The client is seeking a determind, ambitious Android developer who has a solid understanding of building android apps using either Java or Android studio.

Role

As an Android developer you will be part of the development team working on a number of new products. The company is currently looking to implement new projects working around VR and AI.

Essential

At least 6 months experience working on Android apps in JAVA on Android versions 5+

Solid knowledge of Android SDK

Cocoapods experience

Have an understanding of Gradle/Android Studio

Experience of Google Play store - Including setting up, push notifications, In-App purchases & release

Experience of source control

Working within an Agile environment

Use of JIRA systems

Salary

£25-35K based on experience

To be immediately considered for this role, please send your CV.

Android developer - Java - App developer - Android studio - android developer - application developer

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 25,000 to 35,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Benefits

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          ANDROID DEVELOPER (Android, SDK, OO design) / Axica Recruitment / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
Axica Recruitment/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

ANDROID DEVELOPER (Android, SDK, OO design,)

Salary DOE GBP 25-45k benefits, potential work from home! Bonus,

Based in Telford

My client is a well- establish retail business operating in the market for c.10 years now. Due to the new client acquisition and recent growth they are looking to bring on board 2 mobile app developers. They are currently working across various entertainment sectors like electronics, mobile books and more.

Role: working in a team of 15 developers you will be:

* Specify and develop software applications in Android

* Ensure consistent and professional delivery of user requirements.

* Where appropriate integrate third party systems.

* Forms part of project teams for the delivery of specific projects.

* Ensure rigorous testing regimes are conducted.

* Liaise with the Technical Websites Manager to ensure testing and implementation take place with the businesses full co-operation

Opportunity

Growth is ongoing resulting from new client acquisition. Great opportunity for a candidates who are looking to grow and keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile technologies. You will be part of growing team -15 Developer, 2 app developer. This is great opportunity for an Android developer looking to grow their skill set and joining well established company.

Essential skills

* developing and shipping native apps on Google Play & App Store

* Proficient OO design and programming skills in Java

* Familiarity with the Android SDK Familiarity with Xcode & Android Studio or Eclipse

* Experience on web service integration (REST, JSON, XML, etc)

For immediate consideration and to hear more about this opportunity please apply below or forward your C.V ASAP (see below) or call

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 25,000 to 45,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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          Senior Java Developer / Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited / Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom   
Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited/Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

Senior Java Developer

£45,000- £55,000

Permanent

Exeter

An exciting and buzzing company are seeking a Software Engineer to join them, you'll be a key member of the engineering team of this fast growing company.

This is an excellent role for career development, as, being a small team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in every component of this ever growing business, developing all areas of your skill set.

Their SAAS platform is built with numerous tools, from MySQL to ElasticSearch, Java so from the Back End systems, Front End technologies, mobile applications the APIs and the tools and technologies that keep it all humming you'll get to be involved in it all.

By working closely with your engineering colleagues as well as the product team to develop new functionality, to generate new business ideas and to build a better, scaleable, platform for the future.

About you

You are a software engineering pro. You design beautiful technology which solves real business problems. You are happiest working on the technology that powers the business, from Back End code through to infrastructure and data storage and processing. You understand the complexities of the stack and strive to improve things (with consistently high quality code), great testing and get a kick out of doing things correctly.

You're a first rate and intelligent problem solver. Ensuring you solve said problems in order of business value. You have a proven experience of designing applications with production-strength, high traffic architectures and possess an understanding of complicated SaaS platforms with high availability.

In an ideal world, you'll have some experience in (AWS) or an alternative cloud platform. You're comfortable on the command line and adept at using the tools which are part and parcel of a modern fast paced software development environment, so naturally Git and Jenkins are essential tools for you.

This role is perfect for you if:

You are seeking a role in which you can get involved in major product and technology decisions from the outset, and help grow exciting business.

What's on offer:

An excellent, friendly and hardworking team, but the kind of team that are sociable and collaborative

Opportunities to grow and develop your career

A challenging and fast paced environment (the good kind of challenging) with good growth

Salary of £45-55k

Qualifications & skills

It is essential that you have an advanced knowledge of the following:

In-depth understanding of the entire development process (design, development and deployment)

4+ years of experience as a full-stack developer in commercial web and mobile development environments

Full-stack Java development experience, encompassing broad exposure to HTML, CSS, Javascript and other Front End frameworks

Strong with browser testing and debugging

SQL, RESTful web services, Spring, Hibernate experience

Eclipse/Maven/Tomcat/Git experience

JUnit, Selenium or similar

Experience in Agile development (ideally SCRUM)

Desired Technical Skills & Awareness:

Distributed architecture skills and capabilities, ideally cloud environments

Exposure to no-SQL or document persistence layer technologies

Experience of working with Lucene, ElasticSearch, SOLR, Hadoop or other indexing/caching solutions

Angular/Ember or alternative frameworks

Apache Wicket

Strong understanding of layout aesthetics

Knowledge of SEO principles

Don't hesitate to apply or send your CV directly to Laura Dinnage today, and we can have an informal/confidential discussion from there.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 45,000 to 55,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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          Senior DevOps Consultant - VMware, VxRail, Puppet, Ansiable, Terraform / Mercator IT Solutions / Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom   
Mercator IT Solutions/Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Senior DevOps Consultant - VMware, VxRail, Puppet, Ansiable, Terraform, CI/CD, Agile. WebLogic is required my client who is based in Rickmansworth near Watford.

My client is looking to fill two Senior DevOps Consultant roles for 12 months, to help them improve delivery of their environments, streamline code delivery and orchestrate virtualised environments on existing hardware. They are using OVM(Oracle Virtualisation Manager) as they currently are provisioning DEV/TEST environments on an Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, for their Oracle stack - WebLogic and DB. For non-oracle products they are building a VMWare environment on a converged systems called VxRail from Dell, which is a converged infrastructure appliance.

So, skills required are:

Virtualisation technologies - either or - Oracle PCA, VMWare, VxRail

Automation tooling - Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, Packer

Middleware - not too important, but an understanding of JAVA containers, WeBlogic would be ideal, but JBOSS is good.

CD/CI understanding - Agile delivery of infra and code.

My client needs a seasoned consultant who can lead and be lead. You need to be able to take ownership of tasks, find a solution and guide, and/or take instructions and follow requirements. You need to be a good communicator as you will be reporting to tech leads.

Mercator IT Solutions provides services as an agency and an employment business

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months
Other Pay Info: £Market

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          Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/SIEM Specialist - / Nexere Consulting Limited / Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom   
Nexere Consulting Limited/Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

SIEM Specialist - Splunk - Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/Information Security Analyst - Scripting - Cyber Security - Banking - Edinburgh

Great opportunity for Senior IT Security Analyst/SIEM Specialist to work in a senior position as part of a specialised Security Operations team. Be part of a bank that are leading the way in IT Cyber Security and are investing heavily into a new 3 year strategic Cyber Security programme.

Responsibilities include:

- Responsible for the delivery of key services within security operations within a large enterprise with multiple sites

- Technical support and development of SIEM - Splunk, QRadar, Arcsight, Logrhythm, Solar winds

- SIEM administration and configuration to SME level

- Provide advice and guidance around IT Cyber Security related best practice

- Engage with and provide consultation at senior management level.

- Scripting capabilities, Python, Perl, Shell etc

- To provide knowledge and deep understading of other technologies such as Firewalls, proxies etc

Please note that we are grateful for every application, only the suitable will be contacted. Thank you for your time and interest in NEXERE.

SIEM Specialist - Splunk - Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/Information Security Analyst - Scripting - Cyber Security - Banking - Edinburgh

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 55,000 to 65,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Excellent benefits inc Pension, Bonus, PMI + more

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          IOS Developer FTSE 100 Organisation - Knutsford, Cheshire. / Nigel Frank International / Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom   
Nigel Frank International/Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom

IOS Developer FTSE 100 Organisation - Knutsford, Cheshire.

An innovative FTSE 100 Tech leading client are looking for several IOS developers to join their awesome new Cheshire based Tech Hub. This client prides themselves on their innovation, leading the market in technological advancement. They have changed the way that they design and implement software ensuring that customers are their main focus. They look to tech companies like Apple for inspiration, wanting to capture the vibe and environment which makes such businesses so great at satisfying their customers and staff alike.

Why you would fit into this role

Essential:

-Recognised as an expert in following:

IOS application development

Git

IOS unit testing

-Proven ability of working in an agile team following Scrum methodology, and leading a development team.

-Proven track record of successfully using different software development methodologies TDD, BDD

Desirable:

-Knowledge of application security principals, Java cryptography and secure coding techniques.

-Knowledge of C/C++

-Knowledge of HTML5, Angular, Ionic

-Financial services experience.

The benefits of the role

-Competitive salary.

-10% pension before contribution.

-25 days holiday.

-life insurance.

-Flexible working hours.

You will be based in the new Cheshire Tech Hub which boasts a fantastic gym, highly subsidised restaurant with onsite chefs, a drycleaners and coffee shops. Access to 5 a side football along with fitness boot camps means that you won't have the hassle of travelling to keep fit. An on-site florist sweetshop and day-care means that all eventualities are covered.

If this sounds like an environment that you would fit into well please send your application to Harry Lees.

I understand the need for discretion and would welcome the chance to speak to any IOS candidates that are considering a new career or job either now or in the future.

Pearson Frank International Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

IOS application development/Git/IOS unit testing/Scrum methodology/TDD/Test Driven Development/BDD/Behavior Driven Development/Continuous Integration/Java cryptography/C/C++/HTML5/Angular/Ionic/Knutsford/Cheshire/North West/Manchester/Lancashire/Liverpool/Warrington/Stockport/UK Wide.

Nigel Frank International is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Employment Type: Permanent
Other Pay Info: Pension, Flextime, Life insurance

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          Senior Solution Architect (iOS, Android, Windows, Mobile Technologies) / 33-6 Consultancy Limited / Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom   
33-6 Consultancy Limited/Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom

My client, a Large UK Retail Banking group is seeking a strong VP Senior Solution Architect to come in and join their team on a permanent basis. This is a very exciting opportunity to work in one of the largest Technology hubs in the North West.

Requirements

Good understanding of mobile technologies.

Good knowledge of smart phones, emerging handsets, capabilities, different platforms (RIM, IOS, Android)

Lead problem solving and analytical sessions to find innovative technical solutions to address business problems.

Good understanding of Client Server Interaction, Application and Infrastructure.

Good Understanding of the Design phase within the application development life cycle.

Has written a document/cookbook for a specific subject matter.

Able to maintain high levels of productivity for prolonged periods, with "quiet periods built in to allow rest and recuperation. Able to refine and adapt techniques to meet new needs. Able to teach these skills to practitioners and experts.

Has wider interest in computing science eg mathematical methods or machine learning

Teaches and influences others to use different versioning strategies and systems.

Uses all Microsoft Tools.

Can use and advise on other tools that facilitate collaboration (eg SharePoint, Rationale, etc). Has awareness and keeps abreast of other industry tools. Uses MS Project as the planning tool of choice.

Financial services experience is desirable

Employment Type: Permanent

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          Mobile Developer - iOS/Swift / Austin Fraser Ltd / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
Austin Fraser Ltd/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Mobile Developer - iOS/Swift

Austin Fraser is working with a dynamic growing business, based near Bury to recruit a talented iOS/Swift developer. Working with their team of talented engineers and designers you'll be working on cutting edge mobile applications. With a strong focus on telecoms, their applications use the latest technologies to deliver high-quality and high-performance communications services to their customers.

Having strong iOS development skills using Swift. You'll have great all round mobile app and ideally native desktop development skills. Their apps make use of the latest OS capabilities so you'll need to have a good grasp of what's possible, know how to push the boundaries to be able to wow us with your awesome coding. You know how to build user-friendly, feature-rich applications and have a deep understanding of current and emerging trends.

As a team player, you will be always willing to jump in and make things happen. You'll be driven to always produce quality apps and have a strong command of native software testing frameworks and processes. You'll have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and can communicate your ideas effectively.

Experience required:

iOS

Swift

Beneficial skills:

Rich experience in creating reactive touch-based user interfaces with a thorough knowledge of UI frameworks

Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

GIT

Mobile web development skills would be a bonus (JavaScript/HTML/CSS)

Why apply?

This is a company that takes great pride in the staff. You will be supported to enhance your career to whatever you want to be. As the team is rapidly expanding, the client offers unrivaled career advancement with fast-track programs that can get you promoted.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 25,000 to 40,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Benefits

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          Solution Architect (Mobile, iOS, Android, Windows) / 33-6 Consultancy Limited / Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom   
33-6 Consultancy Limited/Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom

My client, a Large UK Retail Banking group is seeking a strong Mobile Solution Architect to come in and join their team on a permanent basis. This is a very exciting opportunity to work in one of the largest Technology hubs in the North West.

Requirements

Understanding of mobile technologies.

Knowledge of smart phones, emerging handsets, capabilities, different platforms (RIM, IOS, Android)

Understanding of Client Server Interaction, Application and Infrastructure.

Understanding of the Design phase within the application development life cycle.

Knowledge of general office application software word processors, spreadsheets, presentation packages and email clients

Experience consulting on application and infrastructure architecture and technologies for multiple applications is desirable.

Ability to develop a comprehensive grasp of emerging mobile technologies

Ability to work concisely when under pressure.

Good technical writing skills and experience of producing High Level Design covering Use Cases

Understanding of Agile methodologies

Experience of working within a project framework such as Waterfall, DSDM, Agile, Scrum

Awareness of the Barclay's business unit responsibilities and structure

Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

Knowledge in multiple mobile technologies with understanding of their strengths and shortcomings

Demonstrate the ability to multitask

Understands own learning style

Learns from mistakes or successes for future planning and development

Financial services experience is desirable

Employment Type: Permanent

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          Business Analyst / Product Manager -Agile -Software Development / People Source / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
People Source/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

A leading company in customer insight and analytics require a Business Analyst with a focus on Product Management and Agile software development to work closely with clients, understand their needs and bridge the gap with technical teams to produce cutting edge products.

You will undertake extensive requirement gathering from clients (mostly in the retail market) and then manage the full lifecycle stages from product inception through to delivery.

You will organise advisory panels to shape requirements, always keeping an eye on the broader market and external factors which can improve the situation.

You actively be part of the software lifecycle, participating in end-to-end delivery. You'll have heavy liaison with your colleagues in the UK and US.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape cutting edge products and be instrumental in client success stories. You'll have progression opportunities in to more senior product or technical roles.

The company are a global organisation who are going through great growth. It's a fast paced and exciting environment, and you'll need to keep up with the latest technologies.

You will receive 26 days leave, a good bonus scheme and a flexible benefits package. On the last Friday of the month the whole company finish at 2pm, and 4pm on all other Fridays.

The role is based in the modern office in central Manchester with easy transport links.

Experience required:

Experience as a Business Analyst within a software development environment

Full knowledge of he software development lifecycle

Experience at writing detailed technical requirements

A strong technical understanding (maybe you used to be a developer)

Knowledge of an Agile development environment

Experience of Story boards and use cases

A real can do proactive attitude

The ability to thrive in a fast paced environment

If you have the relevant experience please apply now.

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 35,000 to 42,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + benefits

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          Mobile Apps Developer (contract) / ReThink Recruitment / Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom   
ReThink Recruitment/Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom

Mobile Applications Developer - Bristol - £350/£400 per day - Immediate interviews

Mobile App/Mobile Test/Mobile Development

Key Skills:

Native

Redux

Agile

JavaScript features (event loop, promises, lambda functions

js (desirable)

Analytical skills

My client is the UK's largest property retailer providing more than 80,000 properties UK wide. Listed in on the FTSE 250 Index this is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Mobile Application Developer to join their growing team on an initial 3 months basis.

Project Details:

Reporting to the Technical Team Lead, the Mobile Application Developer (Contract) will be part of the Agile systems support and development team responsible for our mobile applications and customer-facing Website.

They will be responsible for supporting and building quality interactive solutions, integrated with Back Office and third-party Web services, for mobile devices, which promote the brand and enhance our customer experience.

Liaising with product owners, project managers and testers, the Mobile Application Developer (Contract) will help refine acceptance criteria to ensure deliverable solutions meet their needs.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 3 months

Pay: 350 to 400 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Daily

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          Mobile Developer - £25k-£48k+ / Spring Technology / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
Spring Technology/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Mobile Developer: Telford: (Flexible working options)

Mobile/IOS/Android/Developer/Telford/Permanent/Flexible working/West Midlands

The company:

One of the UK's most prestigious companies based in Telford is now looking for a .Mobile Developer (IOS or Android) to join an established development team. For this role the company is happy to consider candidates who have limited exposure to Mobile Development but are keen to work within this space.

The company has gained a reputation not only in the UK but globally as a market leader within their industry. They promote a great work life balance and offer a range of options to staff which explains their above industry staff retention rate.

The business has multiple sites all over the world however this role is based in Telford with the option for successful candidates to work from home on occasions and also flexible working hours. Any travel to other company sites will be fully expensed on the company and will be optional.

The role:

The successful candidate will be working as part of a 20 man Software Development team which is going to rapidly be increasing in numbers. The core requirements of the role will be to work on a range of in house projects as well as the chance to work on a range of other projects.

Candidates can expect to be working on a range of exciting projects with a variety of Microsoft Stack focused projects as well as getting great exposure working across the full software development life cycle.

Key skills & experience:

*A background working within a development team.

*Any exposure to EITHER THE Google Play Store or the Apple Store

*Any level of exposure to objective C or Java

*An understanding of any of the following: IOS SDK, Android SDK, XCode, Android Studio or Eclipse.

*Any exposure to HTML or CSS would be highly desirable but by no means essential to the role.

The company has a range of development focussed opportunities outside of these roles so if you are interested in working with a Software or Business intelligence function please get in touch.

This is a great opportunity to join an established, yet rapidly growing organisation through an exciting period of change. The salary on offer for this position is £25,000 - £48,000 plus and excellent company benefits package.

The company benefits include:

Flexible work hours

Company Pension

Work from home on an ad hoc basis

Free parking

Plus loads more

The company is located a short distance from the railway station

Preliminary screening interviews will be taking place ASAP so apply now to be considered for the position.

A full list of benefits can be sent on request.

Other Permanent roles are available.

The role offers great progression opportunities.

The company boasts great transport links including: Rail, Road, Driving, Cycle and bus links.

The company offers great scope for progression (both vertical and horizontal).

Contract candidates will also be considered for this role.

A full copy of the job spec can be sent.

Feel free to drop me an email or give me a call if you have any questions about the role.

Mobile/IOS/Android/Developer/Telford/Permanent/Flexible working/West Midlands

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 25,000 to 48,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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          Android Developer / Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd / Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom   
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd/Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

A growing software company located in Guildford are looking for Android Developer to join their development team.

The successful Android Developer will work on varied projects across Android applications. This is a great opportunity to join an expanding company working with globally recognised clients.

The successful Android developer will have experience of:

Android Studio

Android SDK's

Gradle

Unit Testing

GIT

Experience of whole project life cycle

Managing small self- container projects

Any experience in the following would be advantageous but is not essential:

Experience with App Flavors

Publishing apps to Google Play Store

Dagger/Butterknife

Junit

The role of Android Developer is offering a salary of £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience, along with a pension and regular staff social events.

To apply for this role please send your CV to (see below) or contact Lucy

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 30,000 to 40,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Benefits

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          Android Developer / Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd / Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom   
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd/Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Android Developer required to join my client a leading global company in Basingstoke.

My client is looking for a highly experienced Android Developer to be a productive member of their talented App development team that designs, builds, tests, delivers and supports their growing native App-based products and services.

As the Android Developer you will be working on a global App range adding innovative new features as well as fixing existing software bugs and creating new Apps for their ever growing market sectors.

You will be working in a friendly and relaxed environment and they will encourage creativity and enquiring minds who keep up to date on the latest changes in the Android operating system.

Skills Required for Android Developer:

Programming Java for Android applications

Strong knowledge of Android SDK

Experience with offline storage, threading and performance tuning

Developing in a Windows Environment using Eclipse or equivalent.

Desirable Skills:

Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns and best practices

Integration of web APIs

Experience of source control software ideally Git

Secure coding experience

This is a very interesting environment to work in with some great projects on offer for you to be involved in which will increase your technical scope and give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

As Android Developer you can expect as of up to £50,000 + Bonus, 25 days holiday, medical and more.

If you have the skills required then please send your CV (see below) or call Lucy

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 40,000 to 50,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Bonus and Benefits

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          Marketing & Communications Executive / Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd / Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom   
Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd/Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Marketing & Communications Executive

We are seeking a creative, experienced, dynamic and confident Marketing & Communications Executive. You will be joining an award winning manufacturing company located in Ipswich.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be required to create and deliver across all aspects of the marketing mix and PR programmes with clear responsibility for PR communications undertaking all aspects of creation and delivery of content marketing; social, digital and printed media communications; E-marketing; and media relations.

This challenging role requires a self-motivated team player, with a can-do attitude, who works well in an extremely busy environment. You should be articulate, creative and possess excellent written and verbal communication abilities, and be confident in working with a variety of stakeholders.

Key duties include:

Development of the content marketing strategy, including research, writing, updating and editing of company brochures, product information, guides, technical comments, external communications and website

Work with the marketing manager and internal specialist staff to lead, create, manage and deliver multi-channel marketing and PR programmes to match the company business plan focuses through editorials, news articles, technical bulletins, blogs, social media posts, advertising, e-marketing copy and campaigns, stakeholder content and press releases

Develop media relations for both established and introduced target markets with editorial contacts, feature writers, sub-editors and professional bodies and organisations in print and online

Develop, update and maintain all areas of the company website and to work with appointed agencies to maximise SEO, improve industry usage and enhance conversion rates of registered users

Deliver creative elements of the internal marketing requirements including layout and design of materials, compilation of video footage, manipulation of image files, e-campaign collateral, PowerPoint presentations and animations, and creation of designed templates for others to utilise.

Assist in the delivery of design briefs to creative designers

Assist in the development of content for training seminars, videos and other multi-media activities.

Update relevant marketing information on the company 'Intranet' & resources libraries with items such as case studies, images, press releases, editorials etc.

Experience required:

A minimum of 3-4 years of PR and marketing experience

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Proven experience of developing, maintaining and delivering content writing

Track record in gaining press coverage in local and trade media

Sound understanding of good SEO practice

Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat etc.

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          Australian Cricketers To Be Unemployed After Midnight   
Cricket Australia has confirmed that there will be no agreement between the players and the board before the current deal expires at midnight which means that 230 cricketers will be without a contract after midnight. With the exception of 70 domestic male cricketers, Australia's domestic players — both men and women — are off contract as of 12:01 am July 1, though participants at the ongoing Women's World Cup in the United Kingdom will be paid for the duration of the tourn..
          Alternative to pharmaceuticals: 30,000 plant species are used as medicine across the globe   
For more than a decade and with increasing urgency, critics have called out the disproportionate influence the pharmaceutical industry has had on the practice of medicine, as well as biomedical research. Meanwhile, the power of natural medicine has increasingly entered the spotlight, and a new study brings more attention to the latter. A new report released by the Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom has revealed that there are nearly 30,000 plant species recorded as being of medicinal use throughout the world. The report also noted that fewer than 16% of the species used in plant-based medicines are cited in medicinal regulatory publication. This is surely a blow to the many pharmaceutical companies who stay not just afloat, but on top, by calling natural, plant-based herbal remedies useless in the world of medicine.
          France, Spain, Italy & Portugal to Share Online Poker Pools   

Universally accessed, border-free online poker - at least in Europe - is showing signs of resurgence from its ashes.

At least that's the impression left after an announcement today from French gaming regulator ARJEL.

On July 6 the Regulatory Authorities of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal will sign an agreement for the shared liquidity of online poker.

As communicated by the General Directorate of Game Management:

"This agreement will lay the foundations for cooperation between the signatory authorities in such a framework and will be followed by developments within each jurisdiction that are necessary in order to make liquidity possible for the game of poker. "

After years of being in walled off, segregated markets, this is great news for French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese poker players and means the opening of internet frontiers for players.

It also likely means a surge in new poker offerings from licensed online rooms to bring in new recreational players and expand the player pool even further.

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Regulators make it happen.

In the Works Since Last May

The agreement between Spain, France, Italy and Portugal didn't emerged from nowhere.

Last May regulators from Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom held a meeting in Lisbon where several aspects of administrative cooperation between the parties were discussed.

Issues such as money laundering and terrorist financing, new games, virtual currencies, cross border enforcement and prevention of fraud were discussed.

Shortly after the DGOJ held a meeting with the Danish Regulatory Authority (Spillemyndigheden), whose legislation is very similar to the Spanish one, and where also conversations of future were held.

UK, Germany Not Included for Now

While the inclusion of major poker playing populations like the UK, Germany and Scandinavia would be a dream it will be the countries of "Southern Europe" that take the first step on July 6 in Rome.

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Adding UK would be nice, too.

France, Spain, Italy and Portugal will give their online players the opportunity to do something they have advocated for for years: to play amongst each other.

The expanded player pool will likely inspire poker rooms like PokerStars, PartyPoker and 888poker to consider organizing tournaments that take into account the overall pool of players from all four countries (although some operators are not yet licensed in some countries, like 888poker in Portugal).

It's also well known that the #1 French poker operator, Winamax, is preparing its entry into Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Details of the implementation are still to be sorted but the framework for cooperation should be in place the begin the process starting as early as next week.

w/ files from Alvaro Quiros.



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          Comment on Anambra Secedes From Biafra by Boogie man   
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          Twitter Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Legalization In Germany Following Historic Parliament Vote   
Pride Month ends on a good note in Germany as lawmakers voted Friday to officially legalize same-sex marriage. The approval allows for Germany to join a growing list of European countries that have already legalized same-sex marriage, including Denmark and the United Kingdom. With four abstentions, Parliament passed the law with 393 votes in favor of same-sex marriage and 226 in opposition to it. However, the approval was unusual for the country's normal practices because it occurred rather quickly.
          LGV 2 Driver - Dagenham - Hovis - United Kingdom   
LGV Cat C (HGV Class 2) Licence. Hovis Limited is a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business currently operated by The Gores Group as part of a...
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          Canute Logistics: LGV Class 1 and 2 Drivers - Canute Group - United Kingdom   
Required Skills and Experience for Class 1 and 2 LGV Drivers:. Due to The Canute Group consistently growing and expanding there is a constant need to recruit...
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          Transport HSEQ Manager - Yodel - United Kingdom   
Transport HSEQ Manager Ref SF396 Business Area Support Functions Specialism Health & Safety Location Nationwide Hours Per Week 40 Employment Type...
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          Driver (LGV) - Wolseley - United Kingdom   
Plumb, Parts & Drain Center, one of our trade brands, are looking for a Part-Time LGV Driver to join our team, based from our Bromford Distribution Centre on a...
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          Delivery Driver - Timbmet - United Kingdom   
Location: Shellingford Reference: DD Job Type: No fixed weekly hours Start Date: Immediate Working with the Depot Manager you will be responsible for the day...
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          HGV Technician Required Busy Haulage Workshop – EYE SUFFOLK - Bartrum Group - United Kingdom   
Trumbar Truck Care – LGV Technician and fitter. HGV Technician Required Busy Haulage Workshop.... £30,000 - £33,000 a year
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          LGV Class 1 Drivers (Ashbourne) - Moy Park - United Kingdom   
In addition you should be willing to provide occasional cover for other LGV requirements across the business. We are looking to recruit reliable experienced (C...
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          Firefighter - Royal Air Force - United Kingdom   
For candidates under the age of 20 years and 6 months at time of applying, the licence must be free from record of conviction or penalty points, including any...
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          LGV Class 1 Drivers - Bitumen - HOYER - United Kingdom   
A current LGV Class 1 Licence. We are seeking to recruit additional local drivers to work on a prestigious contract involving loading, delivering and...
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          LGV Drivers - Yearsley Group - United Kingdom   
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          HGV Mechanic (UK) Leyland - UNITED PARCEL SERVICE - United Kingdom   
City and Guilds or equivalent qualification in vehicle mechanics Experience of working with commercial vehicles including LGV's would be an advantage Basic... £27,019 a year
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          LGV Class 1 Feeder Driver, Abingdon Oxfordshire - UNITED PARCEL SERVICE - United Kingdom   
Job Description LGV Class 1 Feeder Driver, Abingdon Oxfordshire-038757 Founded in 1907 in Seattle, Washington USA, UPS are the largest parcel delivery service... £30,139 a year
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          Microasphalt Operatives - Colas UK - United Kingdom   
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          Van Driver/ Relief LGV Driver Class 2 (Category C) - COOK Trading - United Kingdom   
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          ALT M25 Learning Technology meeting - Designing Better Learning Environments   

The next ALT M25 LT meeting focuses on the topic ‘Designing better learning environments’. The programme is currently being put together.

Follow this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alt-m25-learning-technology-group-meeting-tickets-35534857716.

When: 24 Jul 2017 1:00 PM to 05:00 PM Where: City, University of London Northampton Square London, EC1V 0HB United Kingdom
          ALT M25 Learning Technology meeting - Designing Better Learning Environments   

The next ALT M25 LT meeting focuses on the topic ‘Designing better learning environments’. The programme is currently being put together.

Follow this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alt-m25-learning-technology-group-meeting-tickets-35534857716.

 

 

 

When: 24 Jul 2017 1:00 PM to 05:00 PM Where: City, University of London Northampton Square London, EC1V 0HB United Kingdom
          ALT Learning Spaces SIG meeting   

This first ALT Learning Spaces SIG Summer meeting will be hosted at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam.

Please come along to meet colleagues with a keen interest in Learning Spaces, both theory and practice. We'll be having discussions, chats, a presentation or two, and tours of both universities' most interesting and new learning spaces.

To register for the event, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alt-learning-spaces-sig-summer-meeting-tickets-35458080072.

More info about the venue: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/diamond

When: 28 Jul 2017 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Where: The Diamond Leavygreave Road Sheffield, S3 7RD United Kingdom
          Mark Denton Reaches New Heights – and We Do Mean Heights!   
London colleague (and frequent Trending contributor) Mark Denton was in London for a partner meeting recently, when he paused to snap this awesome selfie before he entered The Shard, the tallest building in the United Kingdom, for his meeting. You probably can’t tell from Mark’s selfie, but The Shard stands 309 metres tall (about 1,106 … Continue reading Mark Denton Reaches New Heights – and We Do Mean Heights!
          A Socialized Medicine Death Sentence: The tragic ordeal of Charlie Gard   
Lloyd Billingsley, The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Chris Gard and Connie Yates of the United Kingdom, whose 10-month-old child Charlie Gard will be “allowed to die,” a decision supposedly “in his own...

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          NMC finds 'no evidence' so far to lower English language test but considers change to writing   
United Kingdom: The Nursing and Midwifery Council has so far found "no compelling evidence" that the English language test it uses for nurses coming to work in the U.K. is set at too high a level. However the regulator said that following its initial "stocktake" of the test it does have plans to further explore whether it should lower the pass score for just the writing element of the International English Language Testing System in the future, which is thought to be more difficult for candidates.
          Constructor – Coming to PS4 & Xbox One July 25th   
Deep Silver and System 3, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving video game publisher, today announced Constructor, a reimagining of the legendary title first released in 1997, will be releasing digitally and physically in the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, on July 25th, 2017. The […]
          Confusing inflation figures   
Inflation continued to abate in many countries in May, creating a problem for the US Federal Reserve (Fed). In the United Kingdom, however, inflation is rising as a result of the decline in sterling. Global financial markets edged down last week.
          Nigeria: Buhari Doing Fine, Not On Life Support - Nigerians in Diaspora   
[Leadership] The Nigeria in Diaspora Monitoring Group (United Kingdom Chapter) has faulted the recent media report, which alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has been on "life support for 20-days.
          Imagery from Wednesday’s Ariane 5 launch in French Guiana   
Blasting off shortly before sunset in French Guiana, an Ariane 5 rocket delivered two communications satellites to orbit Wednesday for the Indian space agency and companies based in Greece and the United Kingdom.
          BRITAIN´S DEEPENING CONFUSION / PROJECT SYNDICATE   

Britain’s Deepening Confusión

Robert Skidelsky
. theresa may


LONDON – “Enough is enough,” proclaimed British Prime Minister Theresa May after the terrorist attack on London Bridge. Now, it is clear, almost half of those who voted in the United Kingdom’s general election on June 8 have had enough of May, whose Conservative majority was wiped out at the polls, producing a hung parliament (with no majority for any party).

Whether it is “enough immigrants” or “enough austerity,” Britain’s voters certainly have had enough of a lot.
 
But the election has left Britain confusingly split. Last year’s Brexit referendum on European Union membership suggested a Leave-Remain divide, with the Brexiteers narrowly ahead. This year’s general election superimposed on this a more traditional left-right split, with a resurgent Labour Party capitalizing on voter discontent with Conservative budget cuts.
 
To see the resulting political terrain, imagine a two-by-two table, with the four quadrants occupied by Remainers and Budget Cutters; Remainers and Economic Expansionists; Brexiteers and Budget Cutters; and Brexiteers and Economic Expansionists. The four quadrants don’t add up to coherent halves, so it’s not possible to make out what voters thought they were voting for.
 
But it is possible to make out what voters were rejecting. There are two certain casualties. The first is austerity, which even the Conservatives have signaled they will abandon. Cutting public spending to balance the budget was based on the wrong theory and has failed in practice. The most telling indicator was the inability of George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016, to achieve any of his budget targets. The deficit was to have vanished by 2015, then by 2017, then by 2020-2021. Now, no government will commit to any date at all.
 
The targets were based on the idea that a “credible” deficit-reduction program would create sufficient business confidence to overcome the depressing effects on activity of the cuts themselves. Some say the targets were never credible enough. The truth is that they never could be: the deficit cannot come down unless the economy grows, and budget cuts, real and anticipated, hinder growth. The consensus now is that austerity delayed recovery for almost three years, depressing real earnings and leaving key public services like local government, health care, and education palpably damaged.
 
So expect the ridiculous obsession with balancing the budget to be scrapped. From now on, the deficit will be left to adjust to the state of the economy.
 
The second casualty is unrestricted immigration from the EU. The Brexiteers’ demand to “control our borders” was directed against the uncontrolled influx of economic migrants from Eastern Europe. This demand will have to be met in some way.
 
Migration within Europe was negligible when the EU was mainly West European. This changed when the EU began incorporating the low-wage ex-communist countries. The ensuing migration eased labor shortages in host countries like the UK and Germany, and increased the earnings of the migrants themselves. But such benefits do not apply to unrestricted migration.
 
Studies by Harvard University’s George J. Borjas and others suggest that net immigration lowers the wages of competing domestic labor. Borjas’s most famous study shows the depressive impact of “Marielitos” – Cubans who immigrated en masse to Miami in 1980 – on domestic working-class wages.
 
These fears have long underpinned sovereign states’ insistence on the right to control immigration. The case for control is strengthened when host countries have a labor surplus, as has been true of much of Western Europe since the crisis of 2008. Support for Brexit is essentially a demand for the restoration of sovereignty over the UK’s borders.
 
The crux of the issue is political legitimacy. Until modern times, markets were largely local, and heavily protected against outsiders, even from neighboring towns. National markets were achieved only with the advent of modern states. But the completely unrestricted movement of goods, capital, and labor within sovereign states became possible only when two conditions were met: the growth of national identity and the emergence of national authorities able to provide security in the face of adversity.
 
The European Union fulfills neither condition. Its peoples are citizens of their nation-states first. And the contract between citizens and states on which national economies depend cannot be reproduced at the European level, because there is no European state with which to conclude the deal. The EU’s insistence on free movement of labor as a condition of membership of a non-state is premature, at best. It will need to be qualified, not just as part of the UK’s Brexit deal, but for the whole of the EU.
 
So how will the shambolic results of the British general election play out? May will not last long as Prime Minister. Osborne has called her a “dead woman walking” (of course without acknowledging that his austerity policies helped to seal her demise).
 
The most sensible outcome is currently a political non-starter: a Conservative-Labour coalition government, with (say) Boris Johnson as Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn as his deputy.

The government would adopt a two-year program consisting of only two items: the conclusion of a “soft” Brexit deal with the EU and a big public investment program in housing, infrastructure, and green energy.
 
The rationale for the investment program is that a rising tide will lift all boats. And an added benefit of a thriving economy will be lower hostility to immigration, making it easier for Britain to negotiate sensible regulation of migrant flows.
 
And who knows: if the negotiations force the EU to re-cast its own commitment to free labor movement, Brexit may turn out to be a matter less of British exit than of an overhaul of the terms of European membership.
 
 

          My Procedures For Crossing Borders With Digital Devices   

I just got back from two weeks in the United Kingdom, which was my first international travel in a Trump and Brexit dystopia. My travel leaving the country, and coming back through LAX were uneventful, but it gave me the opportunity to begin pulling together my procedures for crossing borders with my digital devices. 

Pausing, and thinking about which devices I will be traveling with, what I am storing on these devices, and the applications I'm operating provided a significant opportunity to get my security and privacy house in order. It allows me to go through my digital self, think about the impact of traveling with too much data, and prepare and protect myself from potentially compromising situations at the border.

When I started my planning process I had invested in a burner Google Chromebook, but because I'm currently working on some projects that require Adobe products, I resorted to taking my older Macbook Air, that if I had confiscated I would be alright leaving behind (who wants a violated machine?). When it comes to my iPhone and iPad, I cannot afford to leave them behind, as I need the most recent iPhone to work with my new Mavic drone, and my Osmo+ video camera--both from DJI.

Any law enforcement looking to get access to my MacBook, iPhone, or iPad are going to go after all my essential bits: contacts, messages, images, audio, and video. So I made sure that all of these areas are cleared before I crossed any border. I keep only the applications I need to navigate and stay in touch with key people--no social media except Twitter. Since I use OnePass for my password management, I don't actually know any of my passwords, and once I remove the OnePass application, I can't actually get into anything I'm not already logged into.

The process of developing my border processing procedure also helped me think through my account hierarchy. My iCloud and Google are definitely my primary accounts, with everything else remembered by OnePass. I even set up an alternate Kin Lane for iCLoud, Twitter, and Google, which I log into with all of my devices when crossing a border. I made sure all social and messaging applications are removed except for the essentials, and double checked I had two-factor authentication turned on for EVERYTHING.

I store nothing on the iPhone or the iPad. Everything on my Macbook is stored in a synced Dropbox folder, which is removed before any border is crossed. I clear all SD cards and camera storage on the device. Everything is stored in the cloud when I travel, leaving nothing on the device. When you are really in tune with the bits you create and need to operate each day, it isn't much work to minimize your on-device footprint like this. The more you exercise, the easier it is to keep the data you store on-device as minimal as you possibly can. One footnote on storage though--if you can't get all your data uploaded to the cloud in time because of network constraints, store on mini-SD cards, which can be hidden pretty easily.

The areas I focused on as part of my procedure were focused on device storage, application connections to the cloud, and what is baked into the device like address book, etc.--running everything in the lightest, bare bones mode possible. It really sucks that we have to even do this at all, but I actually find the process rewarding--think of it like fasting, but for your digital self. I'm looking forward to furthering refining my approach and keeping it as something that I do EVERY time I cross a border. Eventually, it will just become standard operating procedure, and something I do without thinking, and will definitely begin to impact my more permanent digital footprint--keeping everything I do online as thoughtful, meaningful, and secure as possible.


          [The Pre Beakerite] Hi Wayners, I was being facetious. I am no supporter of the Central bank concep...   
Hi Wayners, I was being facetious. I am no supporter of the Central bank concept or the BoE. I was quite amazed that Central Bankers have glossy magazine, Facebook page, etc. I expect they want to make out they are "just like us".

Is there a replacement monetary system ?

uk.businessinsider.com

This is what the BoE thinks

"Private digital currencies
Private digital currencies combine new payments systems with new currencies that are not issued by a central bank. The most well-known privately issued digital currency is Bitcoin, but other examples include LiteCoin, Ethereum and Ripple. We have assessed private digital currencies and concluded that while they are interesting, they do not currently pose a material risk to monetary or financial stability in the United Kingdom. We continue to monitor developments in this area.
"

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/research/Pages/onebank/cbdc.aspx

Crypto currencies are beginning to interest me.

          Fap Turbo Robot-Binaries Forex Brokers Compare   
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          Consultant: As retail payment fraudsters move online, they'll find easy pickings   
Proven data show that as a nation implements chip cards systems, criminals shift their attention to fraudulent online purchases instead, where they’re finding it much easier going. As the United Kingdom implemented its EMV card (chip card) system in 2004, point-of-sale payment fraud declined from 15 percent to less than 5 percent. But online purchase fraud rose from 30 percent to more than 60 percent. Unfortunately, it appears the U.S. hasn’t learned a lesson from that precedent and is about…

          Keeping a Promise to the Polish People   

President Trump has a chance to set things right with America's most faithful ally.

 

It's unsurprising that the White House recently scheduled a presidential visit to Poland in conjunction with the upcoming G-20 Summit. The U.S. State Department describes this Central European country of 38.6 million people as a stalwart ally and "one of the United States' strongest partners on the continent in fostering transatlantic security and prosperity regionally, throughout Europe, and the world."

What is surprising is that, despite historical ties dating back to the American Revolutionary War, the strong alliance, and a robust domestic Polish-American population of about 10 million, the U.S. government hasn't found a way to treat Polish citizens the same way as it does those living in most other European countries when it comes to visiting the United States. Since it shed communism in 1989 after 42 years of domination and became a free and democratic state, Poland has unsuccessfully tried to gain entry into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.

The U.S. failure to grant VWP status to Poland is an embarrassment to many Americans as well as a major disappointment and irritant to Poles and a succession of its leaders. Poland's former president and Nobel Laureate Lech Walesa described VWP entry as a "matter of honor" for Poland.

In a speech before the Polish American Congress in September 2016, Candidate Trump promised to remedy this problem by making it possible for Poland to become part of the VWP. His promise echoes that of his presidential predecessor, Barack Obama, who promised to do the same several years earlier but didn't deliver. Several previous attempts by U.S. Congress members to legislate a fix to bring Poland into the program have also failed. Congress is now considering The Poland Waiver Act of 2017 (H.R. 2388).

What is the VWP? The U.S. established the VWP in 1986 primarily to facilitate commerce and tourism between friendly nations. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security administers the program in consultation with the State Department. Since its inception, the program has evolved into a security partnership with special passport and security upgrades to detect and prevent terrorists, criminals, and other mala fide actors from entering each country. There are presently 38 countries in VWP, 29 of them European. The program features reciprocal agreements allowing citizens to travel on business or pleasure without visas and no application fees between member countries for up to 90 days.

What has Poland done to gain VWP entry? Three important ingredients for gaining VWP status are national wealth, a high Human Development Index, and a low-security risk. Poland scores well on each count. It has seen its economy dramatically grow to 25th in the world at $1.1 trillion. The 2017 United Nations Development Report classified Poland as a "very high" Human Development Index country with its 78 years average life expectancy, 99.8 percent literacy rate for males and females, and $27,700 plus average annual income. And with its strong American ties, NATO membership, participation in the Afghanistan and Iraq military coalitions, and the general absence of radical Islamic terror attacks on its soil Poland clearly isn't a security threat. Moreover, it has implemented and adopted VWP-related security measures and information-sharing protocols asked of them by the U.S. government.

What is preventing Poland's VWP entry? A provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act which requires a visa refusal rate of 3 percent or less to qualify for the program - and Poland's FY 2016 visa refusal rate according to the State Department is 5.7 percent, which although is a dramatic drop from previous years still doesn't pass the congressionally-mandated program muster. The State Department reported that 186,555 Polish citizens applied for nonimmigrant visas to visit the U.S. for business or pleasure. Each paid a non-fundable fee of $160. Of the applicants, U.S. consular officers refused to approve visas for 10,060 of them.

However, using the visa refusal rate alone to exclude a country from the program can be somewhat misleading. For example, the prime concern for U.S. immigration officials is not necessarily the percentage of visa refusals by U.S. consular officers, but the actual number of nonimmigrants from VWP and other countries who overstay their 90-day visit. DHS's FY 2016 Overstay Report reveals that VWP members United Kingdom had 20,670 suspected overstays; Germany had 18,780; Italy had 14,896; Spain had 11,716; and France had 10,358 compared to non-VWP Poland's 2,787 suspected overstays!

President Trump can take the following actions to facilitate Poland's VWP entry and/or make it easier for Polish citizens to visit the United States. One, he can urge Congress to pass the Poland Waiver Act of 2017; two, he can ask the DHS and State Department secretaries to determine the reasons why Poles are being refused visas at a greater percentage than INA requires and to determine if any legal and administrative remedies are available for Poland to achieve a lower rate; and three, ask the Secretary of State to determine if the $160 visa application fee for Polish citizens can be legally waived - as it has been for VWP member countries and like the Polish government has already done for U.S. citizens traveling to Poland.

One is hard-pressed to find a better friend and more loyal U.S. ally than Poland. For that reason, President Trump should keep his promise and use his leadership ability and/or executive power to ensure this matter doesn't languish in the Federal bureaucracy or Congress any longer. Making it easier for the Poland's citizens to visit the U.S. on business and pleasure would further cement the bilateral relationship and surely please millions of them and their American cousins.

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          Senior Officer School Health and Nutrition - Save The Children - United Kingdom   
1. Senior Officer School Health and Nutrition (1) Position); Wakiso Job Purpose: The job holder is primarily responsible for planning and ensuring quality
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          Hemel Sales Executive - Brayley - United Kingdom   
Brayleys Cars Ltd are a multi-franchised retail motor group representing Honda, Mazda, Kia, Mitsubishi Renault & Dacia from nine showrooms across North London,... £50,000 a year
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          Milton Keynes Sales Executive - Brayley - United Kingdom   
Brayley Mazda in Milton Keynes is part of a multi-franchise group covering Honda, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi Dacia and Renault and we have vacancies now....
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          Enfield Service Advisor - Brayley - United Kingdom   
Based at our Honda Enfield showroom, we are looking for an experienced Service Advisors with additional training provided.... £30,000 - £32,000 a year
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          Enfield Assistant Sales Manager - Brayley - United Kingdom   
We are currently looking to recruit an Assistant Manager for our Honda Enfield dealership. Answering to the General Sales Manager, this role provides critical...
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          Sales careers - Brayley - United Kingdom   
Brayleys Cars is a multi-franchise, Honda, Mazda, Kia and Renault dealership group and, due to dynamic expansion and internal promotions, we’re looking for...
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          UK Deports Another Set Of Nigerians   

The United Kingdom has deported another 28 Nigerians from its country on Thursday for remaining in the country illegally.

The deportation came two days after Spain repatriated 23 Nigerians for immigration-related offences.
Thursday’s deportees were returned aboard a chartered Titanic Airways plane with the registration number AWC-761/2.

The deportees, comprising 21 men and 7 women, touched down at Murtala Muhammed International
Airport (MMIA) in Lagos at about 12:15 p.m.
          Parents of Charlie Gard: “We are Utterly Heartbroken. We Can’t Even Take Our Son Home to Die”   
Charlie Gard, the 10-month-old baby in the United Kingdom who is afflicted with a rare mitochondrial disease, will have his life support withdrawn after his parents lost their appeal to transport their son to the United States for an experimental treatment. “Baby Charlie,” as he came to be known, cannot breathe on his own, has seizures, […]
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          HOLIDAYS. .. FAMILY AND FRIENDS TIME   
Hi, how are you doing these days? 
The last Thursday we started our trip to Catalonia to spend holidays with my family. It's always an exciting and lovely time and since Ilianna was born she is the only grandchild so, as you can imagine the reunion it's even more emotive.


That was the beginning of our trip inside the train that goes through the channel tunnel between United Kingdom and France. then eleven hours of driving until Catalonia.


This is Arbúcies a town where years ago I used to live, my parents live just 10 minutes away from it so, I go to visit any time I can, it's a really lovely place and I have some friends that live there.


This year's Christmas Tree, Ilianna is in love with it :)


This is Ilianna's Tió, it's a typical Christmas character  in Catalonia you can find more information if you would like to know more about it  here  

 Last night it was the Winter Solstice, also known as Yule. Did you celebrate it at all? We did a little kind of ritual, nothing special just being aware of this moment of time.

The Winter Solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. It's also the start of the increase in the hours of daylight until the Summer Solstice, when darkness becomes ascendant again.



For me it's very important not to lose this connection with the wheel of the year because as it marks the movement of nature with its different seasons it helps me to understand the different rhythms in my body.
With the Winter Solstice our homes scents become more spicy and warm, the brightness of the fire it gives a different light to our rooms making you feel more comfortable being indoors, when the cold and darkness are the only ones who dare being outdoors.

How do you feel in Winter, do you like the way everything turns around you? Does your body changes its rhythm with this season?
Let me know about it if you would like, leaving a comment below.

Hope you enjoyed the Solstice!
Merry Christmas everyone!

Be very happy!

See you all soon

Love&Light

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          Buratai: Decoding the True African General   
By: Karen Goulding

Africa suffers artificial drought of hardcore and outstanding professionals in every field. This plaque has become more visible with Africans joyful acceptance of the neo-colonial erroneous, biased and destructive verdict of Africa as a continent of failures.
 
And each time, these alien forces descend their imperial knives on the precious skins of Africans and Africa, it deposits far-reaching consequences. Africans exceptionally gifted are held back in giving out their best. They suffer a psychological inhibition based on these polluted verdicts imposed on people of the continent.

But Africans are equally and competitively, very intelligent like the white-skinned people. How Africans prefer to celebrate their foolery, instead of positive assertion of themselves is really a riddle. Nonetheless, as time ebbs, more courageous Africans have overcome these mental barriers and are steeping out to prove to the whole world the real substance or worth of an African.

No one can deny brilliance and intelligence of African people in every chosen field of human specialization. Nigerians in particular have carved a niche for themselves in their preferred careers. They are celebrities in academics’, science and indeed, in all professions.

As the largest black nation on earth, the conspiracy of foreign nations against Nigeria is really subject of a whole thesis. The blackmail of compelling the people to think more in failure and destruction, than progress has impinged on the psyche of Nigerians retardation. It has gone to sublime levels that optimal exhibition of skills is most times impeded in some people because of this belittlement.

As determined as ever, Nigerians are gradually breaking these barriers to demonstrate their excellence to the world. That’s why Nigerians are usually elated, anytime a Nigerian displays uncommon exploits or accomplishments in his career, especially in exceptional professions.
 
It explains why Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai’s embodiment of professionalism, perfection, discipline and courage in the war against terrorism excites the people. Upon leading the counter-insurgency war that humbled Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs), Nigerians feted him with celebrations and Africa picked it up and expanded it. Today, Gen. Buratai is celebrated around the world, as an exceptional professional soldier of high esteem

To many, the Nigerian Army Chief is indescribable. Also, a peep into his persona does not provide easy insights either. What is however certain is that his personage undulates with unrivalled zeal for exceptional exploits and successes. He has an extremely infectious aura.

But what has worked more for this African Army General is his flair for professionalism, discipline, uprightness in leadership, selflessness, courage, transparency, principle of inclusiveness and hard work. And all these have been seared in the passion for positive results in all endeavors; which have made him a worthy assert to Nigeria, Africa and the world. Beyond flattery, Gen. Buratai is admittedly a special specie of humanity. By the dictates of his profession, he ought to be tough  and rugged; but to the contrary, he is amiable and humane in dealing with fellow men. It’s scarce to find such qualities and virtues buried in a single soul in the military, particularly in Nigeria.

Africans have seen Gen. Buratai as both a leader and soldier in the trenches, much as in the administrative boardroom of his vocation, bearing all risks, good or bad.  He does not chase shadows and nothing distracts his focus and concentration.

True to his type, Gen. Buratai personifies the Christ-like motif of troops under his command. He positions himself to feel their pains, sufferings, agonies; the heat in the trenches, the dejections and the defeats. He is not bossy, so shares the victories and joys of his troops in the same measure the least among troops would feel. It’s not unusual to see him spend Sallah or Christmas celebrations with troops in the battlefield, where he personally lights the candle of bonfire carnivals. This is a mark of leadership, very scarce nowadays.

Understanding the strength behind the modus operendi of Gen. Buratai has proven to be no easy path to walk. But suffice it to say, in achieving efficiency and effectiveness on targets, the COAS utilizes his unique talents  to create the needed impact. He is feted in Africa and beyond because Gen. Buratai extensively tapped and improvised on the wisdom, vision and intellectual prowess of men or globally acclaimed war veterans, upon his appointment as the ombudsman of the counter-insurgency war in Nigeria.

It gave birth to the reforms and innovations Buratai brought to bear on the Nigerian Army. Suddenly, Nigerian soldiers’ adjudged as weaklings, who could shamelessly bid an effeminate retreat in the battlefield became courageously, gallant soldiers to confront terrorists and defeat them.
Therefore, having prepared his house, this Soldier-General courageously broke new grounds and unimaginable records in terrorism warfare. It has continued to draw the inspiration of the world to his convictions, tactics and strategies.
As earlier hinted, there is no iota of doubt that Gen. Buratai must have drawn inspiration from great men, such as the famous English novelist, Ernest Hemmingway, author of the popular, “Old Man And The Sea.” Author Hemmingway timelessly asserted that “Once we have a war, there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat, brings worse things, than any that can ever happen in war.”

For this Nigerian Army Chief, the wise counsel of this author was his conviction and guiding principle. It compelled him to face the lethal Boko Haram terrorism war in Nigeria without flinching. He feared more the consequences of defeat, than the difficulties of surmounting the hurdles, some deliberate, on the battlefield to ensure victory.

And the wisdom, tactics and strategies of Chinese war veteran and father of the Chinese revolution, Mao Tse Tung was also of immense assistance to him, as leader of the counter-insurgency campaigns in Nigeria.  Mao Tse believed thus;
“Imaginative, intelligent, and bold leadership is absolutely essential.

 Commanders and leaders at every echelon must be selected with these specific qualities in mind. Officers and NCOs who are more than competent under normal conditions will frequently be hopelessly ineffective when confronted with dynamic and totally different situations.”

The unfaltering Nigerian Army Chief and Commander of the anti-terrorism war in Nigeria imbibed enough of these virtues and effectively applied them.  So, he risked advance on enemy troops, where his predecessors dreaded; he trailed insurgents and their agents, dynamically in tactics, from battlefield encounters to cyberspace terrorism manifestations and matched action for action.

He suffocated enemy forces' sources of food and ammunition supply.   He endured and ignored all manner of distractions back home to focus on his assignment to earn the victory today savoured by the whole world.

And in all instances, he moved centuries in thinking, ahead of the localized thoughts and strategies of enemy forces- the Boko Haramists. This Army General slept once in two weeks, always awake to strategize and personally supervise field operations. He left nothing to chance; while terrorists slept every day in their hideouts with the delusion of courage and invincibility.

So, he conquered them and their agents in the trenches, caves, cyberspace propaganda and everywhere. They scattered in confused directions, as his troops chased them to the point of conquer or surrender.
 
After the defeat of Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian Army Chief also deployed the wisdom of Mao Tse in cleansing communities in  Northeast, Nigeria of remnants’ of Boko Haram terrorists. He commanded his troops to embark on “Operation Crackdown.” Mao Tse’s thoughts in this direction were that;
“After the enemies with guns have been wiped out, there will still be enemies without guns; they are bound to struggle desperately against us, and we must never regard these enemies lightly. If we do, nor now raise and understand the problem in this way, we shall commit the gravest mistakes.”

Today, Nigeria has regained her freedom. The world stands up in stupefying relish of Buratai’s exploits and victories over terrorism warfare in Nigeria within the shortest possible time.

This Nigerian Army General perceived defeat in the eyes of troops, but meticulously inspired them into self-confidence, greatness and victory;  he triumphed over their disunity and inclination  for  mutiny and made them converts  of the new order of professionalism,  discipline, comradeship  and pursuit of the common agenda of defeat of enemy forces against Nigeria.

No doubt, Gen. Buratai strikes as an angel to civilians in his operational jurisdictions; but a very venomous snake to enemies of state. For Nigerians and millions of Africans, this Army Chief is simply one of the best Africans in recent times. This is attested or gleaned from the flurry of unsolicited awards and recognitions showered on him across the globe in the last few months. The Republic of Brazil recently feted and decorated him with the country’s highest military honour in global recognition of his battle against terrorism in Nigeria and the world.

Thus, Gen. Buratai can be described as a gentlemen soldier, a great soldier of repute, a hero of international dimensions, the conqueror of terrorists in Nigeria and environs.   He has replicated history in Nigeria and the world, by religiously deploying and improvising on the military wisdom of those before him to attain the unimaginable victories in war against terrorism.

Consequently, the world is prodded to utilize his wealth of wisdom to surmount the global monster of terrorism. This would be a step palpably illustrative of the global agenda on collective action against terrorism, a reality now, than yesterday and likely tomorrow. But if treasured masters of the game, like Buratai are factored into this global collaborative action against terrorism, the world may likely experience respite.

Goulding, a security expert writes from 199 Watford Way, Hendon, London, United Kingdom.
          Buhari NOT On Life Support - Nigerians Group In UK Berates Fayose, Reveals True Health Condition of The President   
AYODELE FAOSE
The Nigerian in Diaspora Monitoring Group (United Kingdom Chapter) has faulted the recent media report, which alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has been on “life support for 20-days.

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, had in a statement he personally urged Nigerians to pray for the President as all was not well with him.

“Like every other Nigerian, I do not wish the president dead, I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year,” Fayose had said.

NDMG while condemning the claim, described Fayose as a low jobber, who is only out to dent the administration of president Buhari.

Adeka Onyilo, NDMG Coordinator, in an electronic statement made available on Thursday, the diaspora body berated Fayose for making crude remark about the office and person of the president.


Onyilo said, “It is most ridiculous the story is coming from no other person than the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who has not for once been able to hide his bellicose for the bite of the anti-corruption fight championed under President Buhari.

“His antecedent as a man who manipulated a sacred electoral process to emerge the governor coupled with his unmasked hatred of the President should have triggered the alarm bells for any reputable media organization to do better with its fact check.

“Contrary to achieving whatever devious objective the sponsors of the report might have had in mind, it has served to ridicule and compromise Nigerians especially those in the Diaspora as we can authoritatively report based on our experience and feedbacks from other nationals that we interact with in the UK since its publication,” he said.

The group’s leader recall that before the most recent Salah audio from President Buhari went public, the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group can confidently report that Nigeria’s number one citizen is doing well here in the United Kingdom.

“This is an update we could have freely given to Sahara Reporters or any other member of the public since our group continues to closely monitor developments in this regards in line with the promise we made to Nigerians. That we were not issuing periodic updates as promised out of consideration for Mr. President’s privacy.

“It is most unfortunate that those who traded their humanity for a pittance to violate this privacy are also incidentally bereft of knowledge to the point that every single piece of medical equipment transforms into a life support machine in their mind's eye. Much as they may want to massage their fantasies, we recommend to them to desist from trying to mislead Nigerians since their calamitous wishes are not the same as what has been ordained by God,” Onyilo added.

          The True Cost Of Presidential Jet Parked In UK For Buhari - Presidency   
By Dansu Peter

Muhammadu Buhari
The ripples generated over the cost of parking the Presidential Jet in the United Kingdom where President Muhammadu Buhari is currently receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment has attracted the attention of the Presidency.

The Presidency, yesterday, described as untrue, claims that the Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001, parked in a London hanger was costing the nation a daily parking fee of £4,000.

According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the amount was outrageous and the allegations untrue, adding that Aircraft conveying heads of state all over the world usually enjoy waivers even where payments for parking were differentiated by aircraft categories.

“We have been assured that where the waiver is not granted, payment will not exceed £1,000, which is a quarter of the amount being peddled,” Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba, said in the statement.

The jet is parked in a London facility while President Muhammadu Buhari undergoes treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the UK.


Garba described those behind the criticisms over the parking of the aircraft in the Uk, as lacking understanding of protocol of trips by heads of states all over the world.

He also said it was against protocol to leave the president on a foreign trip without planes for immediate return or evacuation.

A post by a Facebook user Retty Susie on Wednesday drew attention to the Nigerian presidential aircraft in London.

“Today, it would be 50 days it has stayed idle and if you multiply that by N400/1pounds for 50 days it will amount to N80,000,000 doing nothing but waiting for the president to get well. This is not a government but a mistake Why not return the aircraft to Nigeria till he is ready to return. If the plane is here where is the crew?”

Shehu, however, insisted that NAF 001 was at the service of the president.

The statement read: “The Presidency is constrained to decry criticisms, mostly on social media, on the retention in London of the Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001 as mostly informed by lack of understanding of protocol around foreign trips by Heads of State all over the world.

“It is important to state that for reasons of protocol, national security, diplomacy and prestige, there is no world leader who travels abroad and is left without plans for immediate return or possible evacuation.

“From operational point of view, this country’s Armed Forces as represented by the Nigeria Air Force are not to abandon their Commander-in-Chief in whichever circumstance he is. This is a standard operating procedure.

“We have also read claims about outrageous fees allegedly paid by Nigeria. The published amounts are totally untrue. Aircraft conveying heads of state all over the world usually enjoy waivers even where payments for parking are differentiated by aircraft categories.

“We have been assured that where the waiver is not granted, payment will not exceed £1,000, which is a quarter of the amount being peddled.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this president is not the first to have a presidential aircraft standing by for him, as he will certainly not be the last.  All past Heads of this country have had this privilege, and the part that surprises the most is that leaders who in the past travelled with three Nigerian aircraft did not suffer this trenchant criticism.

“We appeal to Nigerians to ignore opposition campaign aimed at derailing this administration’s big plans for the country.

“This is a government that is constructing the Second Niger Bridge, the Mambila Power Plant, the East-West and the North-South standard gauge railway lines.

“We are a government that has saved this country an annual loss of two trillion Naira from fraudulent petroleum subsidy schemes by influential citizens and their children, and rid the public service of about 50,000 ghost workers.

“The Buhari administration certainly deserves a chance.”

          Buhari Half-Dead, On Life Support Since 23 Days Ago - Fayose Reveals More Shocking Secrets On PMB's Health   
Muhammadu Buhari
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is suffering from voice impairment and has been on life support in a West-End London Hospital since June 6.

He also dismissed a purported audio message of the president greeting people for the just celebrated Eid-el-Fitri in Hausa language as “absolute lies.”

“No doubt, the audio message was only a damage-control strategy aimed at further deceiving Nigerians,” he said.

Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, the governor noted that there had been no official statement on the health status and whereabouts of the president since he travelled abroad for treatment 53 days ago.

Fayose, who issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Presidency to discountenance his claims, threatened to reveal further details on the hospital if there was no official statement from the government.

“Today, it makes 53 days since our President left Nigeria to attend to his health challenges abroad. We have no official information as to his whereabouts and his state of health.


“Like every other Nigerians, I do not wish the President dead, I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year.

“However, the recorded audio message which was released by the Presidency as the President’s Ramadan message to Nigerians necessitated my setting the records straight today.

“The audio message does not represent the truth as our President does not only have voice impairment, he has been on life support since June 6, 2017 at a West-End, London Hospital.”

The governor revealed that the First Lady, Aisha, was not allowed to see her husband during her last visit to the United Kingdom, if only she would be courageous enough to admit.

He said, “Only three Nigerians who are of the President’s cabal are allowed access to the President. I will keep their identities for now.

“Anyone with contrary claim should produce the President to Nigerians within the next 48 hours. I want to say emphatically that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not spoken to the President in the last one month. I expect him to prove me wrong.”

Fayose said it was obvious that Nigeria was drifting like the last days of the former President Umaru Yar’Adua’s government and urged Buhari to resign if he truly loved Nigeria.

“Hate me or like me, again I am putting Nigerians on notice on the present state of health of our President.

“Dear Nigerians, even though President Buhari needs our prayers and we should keep praying that God takes total control of his situation, it is equally imperative that our leaders must tell us the truth at all times.”

Raising the alarm that there were various attempts on his life, the governor said he was unperturbed and remained committed to the truth.

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          These 15 photos show Hong Kong's journey from British rule to today   

Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty

Hong Kong will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of its reunification with China following British rule this weekend.

The city has a seperate political and economic system under the "one country, two systems" constitutional principle, which has at times lead to pro-democracy protests during clashes with Beijing.

These historic images show 20 years of Hong Kong's fraught – and incredibly politicized — relationship with Mainland China.

The handover of Hong Kong from British rule to Beijing began officially with the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 by Premier Zhao Ziyang of the People's Republic of China and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom.

Source: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region



In 1989, the Tiananmen Square protest crackdown sent shockwaves throughout the country. The annual candlelight vigil held in Hong Kong to mark its date is symbolic of the rift that remains between the island city and Beijing.

Source: The Washington Post



As the late 1990s brought increased instability, thousands of Hong Kong natives left their homeland for countries such as the UK, Canada and the US.

Source: Time



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          Next Mercedes-AMG A45 to have at least 400 horsepower, possibly hybrid tech   
Mercedes-Benz A Sedan concept, 2017 Shanghai auto showMercedes-Benz is working on its next-generation compact range and according to a report out of the United Kingdom the high-performance versions from Mercedes-AMG will offer at least 400 horsepower and eventually even hybrid technology. AMG’s current compact range, which consists of the A45 hatchback, CLA45 sedan and GLA45 SUV, offers 375 hp...
          Applications Engineer - TeamJobs - United Kingdom   
CoralDRAW or similar graphics package experience. This company is a market leader in the design and manufacture of a range of level, pressure and flow sensors... £32,000 - £38,000 a year
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          Junior CAD Technician (12 months fixed term) - Seasalt Cornwall - United Kingdom   
Experience of Auto CAD and a good understanding of graphics software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design....
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          Senior Tax Analyst - Xerox Corporation - United Kingdom   
We do this for small and mid-size businesses, large enterprises, governments, graphic communications providers, and for our partners who serve them....
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          Digital Marketing Specialist - Canonical Ltd. - United Kingdom   
Enough HTML/CSS/JS and graphic editing skills to be able to set up A/B tests. London preferred working location....
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          3D Designer - The National Gallery - United Kingdom   
The work will involve liaison with lenders, registrars, graphic designers, curators, exhibition managers and art handling.... £25,867 - £32,410 a year
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          Commercial Asset Designer - Chelsea Football Club - United Kingdom   
Full appreciation of graphics and screen layout constraints. A degree in design (preferably interactive multimedia design or multimedia graphics), or equivalent...
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          Bid Coordinator - Kier Group - United Kingdom   
Experience of presentation, publishing or graphics software useful. Kier Construction Northern is looking to recruit a Bid Coordinator who will report to the...
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          Junior Video Editor | London | ASOS Careers - ASOS - United Kingdom   
Complete post production for projects including localisation of graphics, encoding in different formats and uploading to the web....
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          Product Sales Advisor - Brakes - United Kingdom   
Work with Corporate Graphic Designer (currently Amy Connelly) to produce relevant cross-usable support materials to deliver cross-sell. Product Sales Advisor....
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          GIS expert to work in Basingstoke, for an anticipated 6 mont   
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          Acessórios de cabelo que vão fazer a sua cabeça. Inspire-se   
Acessórios para cabelos (Foto: Getty Images)

O mundo da beauté tem muito mais a oferecer do que apenas infinidades de opções de make. É também inspiração para os dias tristes, onde podemos adentrar um universo lúdico de muita cor e textura. Pegue o caderninho e anote as referências de penteados e acessórios que vão bombar nesta temporada e dar aquela força para o seu look — das flores aos broches. 

Coroa de flores em um próximo nível
No desfile da Marchesa, o hairstylist Antonio Corral Calero usou agulhas para costurar flores frescas no cabelo das modelos, como vemos na foto acima. Perfeito para penteados de casamentos na praia, por exemplo.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23:  A model walks the runway at the Christian Dior Spring Summer 2017 fashion show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on January 23, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images) (Foto: Getty Images)

Penas e mais penas
A Dior de Maria Grazia Chiuri também apostou nas flores, mas essas um pouco mais estruturadas, como se fossem armações, como vemos abaixo.

Penas inspiraram a coleção da Dior (Foto: Getty Images)

Beauté Literal
Ashley Williams, uma das designers mais famosas de Londres, se inspirou em Cyndi Lauper para transferir um olhar jovem para sua coleção. Cabelos ultra alisados e grampos estilizados com escritos em letras de strass are so cool!

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16:  A model walks the runway at the Ashley Williams show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer collections 2017 on September 16, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images) (Foto: Getty Images)

Faixas para os dias frios, como vimos no desfile da Chanel estão super in — e podem vir com pedras ou couro, você quem escolhe!

Faixas (Foto: Getty Images)

 

Brilho Glamouroso
No desfile de Ellie Saab, a chamada "Ghost Ballerina" inspirou o hairstylist Orlando Pita. O coque baixo somado ao acessório que imita uma folhagram dourada é perfeito para um casamento com pegada boho.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04:  Hailey Baldwin walks the runway during the Elie Saab show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018  on March 4, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) (Foto: Getty Images)

Joias para que te quero
Usar adereços cheios de brilho na cabeça, por que não? A tiara rubi-inspired, como eleita por Ruth Negga abaixo é uma a escolha perfeita para um casamento urbano, não?

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actor Ruth Negga attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) (Foto: Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actor Sofia Carson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) (Foto: Getty Images)

Simple & fancy
O penteado de Sofia Carson no Oscar desse ano era a representação do sonho. Simples e sofisticado, a.k.a, tudo o que amamos. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Accessories hair jewellery detail the runway at the Alexander McQueen Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during London Fashion Week on February 21, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images) (Foto: Getty Images)

Máxi broches: Vintages e divertidos
No desfile de Alexander McQueen, os updos emmaranhados forneceram a base para as "colagens" de máxi grampos e broches de metal. Não se intimide com o número de peças: exagero é a palavra de ordem.

Janelle Monáe (Foto: Getty Images)

Aplicações
Pequenas flores ou um emaranhado de arames: um delicado toque que estrutura o penteado e faz toda a diferença.


          Field Service Engineers - Toby Churchill - United Kingdom   
Field Service Engineers - UK-Wide We are currently expanding our Environmental Control team and as part of this expansion we are looking for more Field
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          The 2017 New Zealand Business Awards Winners Announced!   

APAC INSIDER MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 NEW ZEALAND BUSINESS AWARDS WINNERS. United Kingdom, June 2017 – APAC Insider Magazine has announced winners of the 2017 New Zealand Business Awards. The 2017 New Zealand Business Awards have been designed to celebrate the innovative thinkers and talented firms from their respected industries. These awards aim to cast […]

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          Examining the Charges of Fraud Against Barclays   

On June 20, it was revealed that the former chief executive of Barclays, John Varley, and three of the bank’s former senior executives had been charged by the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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          Liberty Property Trust Hosts Second Quarter 2017 Results Conference Call   
MALVERN, Pa., June 30, 2017-- Liberty Property Trust will host its second quarter results conference call on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 1:00 P.M., ET. About Liberty Property Trust Liberty Property Trust is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of...
          Midday open thread. Poll: Most Americans 'uneasy' or 'alarmed'; Boaty McBoatface in the news again   

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is The true, top-secret story of Trump's presidency:

Cartoon by Ruben Bolling -  The true, top-secret story of Trump's presidency

Republican-led House Armed Services Committee asks Pentagon to study climate change: That might seem like no big deal since the Pentagon has been looking into the effects of climate change on military readiness and other security issues for nearly a decade. But it matters because a year ago the same body tried to block the military from spending a dime preparing for climate change:

"The truth is that the department can study this on their own, as they have a wide berth when it comes to assessing threats to national security," said Rep. Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island and the amendment's sponsor. "But this amendment shows that Congress has the department's back. It signals that we are not naive to the dangers of climate change to our defense strategy."

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a little meltdown in the White House:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s frustrations with the White House have been building for months. Last Friday, they exploded.

The normally laconic Texan unloaded on Johnny DeStefano, the head of the presidential personnel office, for torpedoing proposed nominees to senior State Department posts and for questioning his judgment.

Couple’s try at YouTube fame turns stupid stunt into deadly stunt.

111 people used California’s new right-to-die law to take their own lives in 2016: The law went into effect in June 2016. It allows state residents with terminal illnesses to ask their doctors for medication to end their lives on their own timetable. By the end of the year, 258 people had initiated the process, 191 were prescribed the medication, but just 111 patients "were reported by their physician to have died following ingestion of aid-in-dying drugs prescribed under EOLA." Reporting lags and natural deaths occurring before the medication was taken were cited as the reasons for the difference in those numbers. Median age 73. Most were cancer patients and most were enrolled in hospice/palliative care.

EPA looking into how to undo the Clean Water Rule enacted by Obama in 2015: The rule is meant to protect the water supply of 117 million Americans, but it raised hackles on the right, and Republicans have made several unsuccessful attempts to kill it. Also known as the Waters of the United States or WOTUS), the rule set limits on pollution in the nation’s tens of millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams that feed the nation's rivers. While even the regime itself admits that Pr*sident Trump cannot rescind the rule, his executive order directing the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers begins a years-long process of eventually repealing it. 

Deep submersible research submarine: Boaty McBoatface
Boaty McBoatface

Boaty McBoatface is back in the news: You may recall that the Natural Environment Research Council in the United Kingdom asked the public to name a polar research ship. But when the inspired “Boaty McBoatface” was far and away the most popular of the 7,000 names submitted, the stiffnecks at the council said no. They did, however, give a nod to democracy by giving that name to a little yellow robotic submarine. The submersible, designed for deep dives, has just returned from exploring the Southern Ocean near Antarctica to a depth of 13,000 feet with a boatload of “unprecedented data.” Professor Alberto Naveira Garabato from the University of Southampton, the lead scientist of expedition aboard the research vessel RRS James Clark Ross, said in the statement: "Up until now we have only been able to take measurements from a fixed point, but now, we are able to obtain a much more detailed picture of what is happening in this very important underwater landscape. The challenge for us now is to analyze it all." 

Every single minute around the world, nearly one million plastic bottles are sold. 

Ireland joins France, Germany and Bulgaria in banning fracking.

Big majority of Americans feel “alarmed” or “uneasy”:

A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll finds that 42% of of those surveyed when asked how they felt when they think about how things are going in Washington today said there were “alarmed.” Another 33% feel “uneasy.” Just 11% choose the positive “excited.”

“The air of angst is bipartisan. Nine of 10 Democrats feel uneasy or alarmed; so do a majority of Republicans.”

If you haven’t yet seen the NRA’s f’d-up call to arms, take a deep breath ...

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin says work continues on the Gop’s Medicaid repeal bill, as leaders look for ways to bribe holdouts back into the fold. Trump’s tweets embarrass America, again. Nikki Haley seems happy about cutting UN peacekeeping. GunFAIL still dumb.

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          Industry Consultant - Retail - Teradata - United Kingdom   
Tesco, Unilever, Sainsbury, Co-op and EBay. Supports the world’s most recognised leaders in their industries, including the....
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          Security Officer : Security - VSG - United Kingdom   
Sainsbury's Walthampoint Security Officer 48 hours per week Contract We have an exciting opportunity for a Security Officer to join our 7,500 strong team at £7.88 an hour
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          Web to Print Solutions & Software | idesignibuy, Wisconsin   
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          Light and Spacious Double Room To rent in Downton - £ 400   

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          Jobs - Waking night Support worker - £ 16   
Thornbury BD3, United Kingdom
Waking night Support worker job - Residential school in Bristol for children with Learning difficulties Your new company A residential school for children who have a range of Learning difficulties, Autism, Challenging behaviour and complex needs. Catering for people between the ages of 6 - 19 the school is located in a beautiful estate in Thornbury. The ethos is to provide ...
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          Jobs - Orchestra Manager   
Poole, United Kingdom
As Orchestra Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of the uk’s leading full-time symphony orchestras. This is a key position within the one of the uk’s leading full-time symphony orchestras. Main responsibilities include the management of the contract musicians and stage crew; booking extra players as required by ...
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          Jobs - Collections Agent   
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One of uks leading debt collection company require confident, reliable, committed candidates with excellent customer service to join the team as Collection Agents. Main functions of job: * To recover debts owed to their clients they are representing, through skilled and professional negotiation building a rapport with the customers. Summary of Duties: * Handling Calls and Collecting Money * Monitor and respond ...
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          Jobs - Joiner / Carpenter / Boatbuilders - £ 16   
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Job Title: Joiner / Carpenter / Boatbuilders Type: Contract Rate: £16.00 - £17 p/h Location: Lymington Duration: 3/4 weeks contract. We are currently recruiting for a number of skilled joiners / carpenters / Boatbuilder to do some final fix work on a number of new build marine vessesl for a 3/ 4 weeks contract, this position is based in Lyminton, Hampshire. ...
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          Jobs - Adult Education English Teacher - United Arab Emirates - £ 4400   
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Astute Education specialise in recruiting contracted and permanent staff to Nurseries, Primary, Middle, Secondary and Further Education establishments around the world. We are looking to recruit qualified English / esl Teachers to start employment in August / September 2017. You will be expected to teach young Emirati Adult students English Language Skills to prepare them for current and future employers. Requirements ...
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          Jobs - Water Treatment Engineer - Hertford - £ 342   
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          Jobs - Customer Service Lending Manager - £ 21200   
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This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the uk's leading Financial Institutions as a Permanent Customer Service Lending Manager based in Gadbrook. Start date: ... Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 till 6pm (some Saturdays) 35hrs a week Salary: £21,200 Benefits: 10% pension/ life insurance/ 25 holidays Onsite: Gym, Parking, well being centre, 2 x Canteens, ...
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          Jobs - Multi Skilled Engineer – Continental Shift - £ 32000   
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          Jobs - Draughtsman - steelwork   
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced steelwork Draughtsman to join a successful and well established steelwork contractor based in Sheffield on a full time paye basis. A very competitive salary and rewarding career are on offer for the successful candidate. Typical projects undertaken are architectural metalwork /secondary steelwork and consist of stairs, hand rails, balconies, canopies etc. ...
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          Jobs - Account Handler - Customer Services   
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          Jobs - Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing, nw London   
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A Fantastic opportunity has become available for a multi skilled maintenance engineer working for a leading manufacturing company based in the nw London area. The selected candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary package, pension and other benefits. The role of a Multi Skilled Engineer: You will be working as a multi skilled engineer performing both planned and ...
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          Jobs - Property Manager   
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Senior Property Manager Do you want to earn a salary that merits your worth? Are you ready to become a senior within the property industry? Then keep reading... Your Role You will be working in a luxurious Central London office located close to some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. You will manage the day to ...
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          Jobs - Customer Service Advisor - £ 750   
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Customer Service Advisor - £7.50 per hour - Rotherham - Immediate Start! Venatu Consulting are working with an established client in search of a Customer Service Advisor/Receptionist to work on a part-time temporary-permanent basis. Duties: Face to face Customer Service: * Meeting and greeting customers * Offering refreshments * Handling customer enquiries * Taking cash payments * Directing customer's around the building, ...
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          Jobs - Project Engineer   
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          Jobs - Collections Agent - £ 16000   
Loughton IG10, United Kingdom
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          Jobs - Team Manager - Claims   
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          Jobs - Bid Coordinator   
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          Jobs - plc Control Systems Engineer   
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An extra plc Programmer / plc Control Systems Engineer is sought by a growing Factory Automation and Control Systems Company in the above area. You'll be designing plc control software for industrial automation projects- conveying, materials handling, packaging, food, factory automation, plus a wide range of others to keep you busy, and interested. An experienced plc programmer, your background ...
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          For sale - ... Portsmouth v Bristol City (Creased, Worn,... - £ 2   

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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”:

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

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

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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


          Tony Campion's Drama WRECK to Premiere at Nottingham Playhouse This Autumn   

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Fifth Word present Wreck, written by Toby Campion and directed by Alexandra Moxon.

"I'm telling you what happened! But you don't - no one believes me."

An easy-going Nottingham lad boards a train, fresh from visiting his girlfriend. His world is flipped upside down when the train never completes its journey.

As first impressions derail and his stories of what happened veer off course, can we trust him to lead us to the truth? Can we trust ourselves to see it?

Wreck is an edge-of-your-seat, fast-paced drama about a young man suddenly thrust into the most desperate of circumstances.

Written by Leicester poet Toby Campion, winner of the 2015 Fifth Word Most Promising Playwright Award, this emotionally raw thriller will challenge your perceptions of our world and the stories behind the headlines.

Making her directorial debut at Nottingham Playhouse, Alexandra Moxon, Director of Wreck, said: "I am delighted to be back in my home town Nottingham after a year away training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I feel incredibly fortunate to be welcomed back to Nottingham Playhouse to direct my first piece of work, since completing my MA in Directing, and I am very much looking forward to returning to the Playhouse."

Playwright Toby Campion said: "I am hugely honoured to have received the Fifth Word Theatre award for Most Promising Playwright and I am very excited that Wreck is being put on at Nottingham Playhouse. Wreck was the first play I ever wrote. The idea came to me when I was travelling by train back from Edinburgh, where I was living at the time, to Leicester, where I grew up. The play deals with grief, suspicion and fear through the story of one young man who is caught up in a situation beyond his control, in which he becomes more and more embroiled. I hope to take the audience on a journey, one which is as gripping and unpredictable for them as it is for our protagonist who narrates it."

IF YOU GO:

WRECK
At Neville Studio
Wednesday 20 September - Saturday 30 September
Evenings 8pm; Matinees 2pm
Press Night Thursday 21 September 7pm

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION:
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
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About Alexandra Moxon
Since graduating from her degree in Theatre and Performance at the University of Warwick, Alex spent several years at Nottingham Playhouse, working extensively in participation and outreach. Whilst there, she wrote and produced a series of pantomimes that toured to a local care home for those with dementia and became project manager on Wave, an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, for young people with learning disabilities and autism. Alex also assisted with the coordination of the Introduction to Directing course at Nottingham Playhouse as funded by the Regional Theatre Young Directors' Scheme. Alex has recently completed an MA in Drama Directing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Alex's credits include: The Duchess of Malfi (Nottingham Playhouse), The Snow Queen (Bristol Old Vic), Our Town (Circomedia) and Under Milk Wood (West Country Tour) as Assistant Director and, as Director, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) and Sex with a Stranger (Directors' Cut Season, Bristol).

About Toby Campion
Described by BBC Sunday Politics as "the voice of a generation", Toby Campion is the current UK National Poetry Slam Champion. Raised in the Midlands, Toby performs his poetry internationally and his unapologetic words and wit have captured audiences at iconic UK venues, from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury festival. Director of UniSlam and UK representative for a number of international literature events, Toby's debut collection will be published in October with Burning Eye Books.

Nottingham Playhouse has been one of the United Kingdom's leading producing theatres since its foundation in 1948. It welcomes over 130,000 ticket buyers through its doors annually and has an additional footfall of 170,000 visitors to participation events and to Anish Kapoor's stunning Sky Mirror. It creates productions large and small, from timeless classics and enthralling family shows to adventurous new commissions, often touring work nationally and internationally. Its production of The Kite Runner has had two West End's transfers, at both the Wyndham's and Playhouse Theatres and will embark on a UK tour in 2017.

Fifth Word is an associate company at Nottingham Playhouse and is run by joint artistic directors Laura Ford and Angharad Jones. They produce and tour ambitious new plays from the most exciting voices around the UK. Fifth Word's most recent productions include: All The Little Lights by Jane Upton (UK tour, 2016), Bones by Jane Upton (Edinburgh festival, 2011, UK tour, 2012), and Amateur Girl by Amanda Whittington (UK tour 2014).


          Canadian PM Trudeau is not a friend of all God’s children   

Trudeau’s first cabinet was Africanless. Africans in Canada, from the continent and here questioned this move.  Many felt that the younger Trudeau took us for granted because his father Pierre Elliott Trudeau (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000) “opened” the doors for immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa. Eventually he did appoint Somali Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen to the federal cabinet as immigration minister.

Trudeau did appoint Indian-born Sikh Harjit Sajjan, MP for Vancouver South, minister of defence. Sikhs have a significantly different history in Canada than Africans.  The Sikh community is represented in all professional fields: medical, legal, technological, academic. Africans came kicking and screaming to the Western Hemisphere. Recently he has been questioned about “fibbing” about being the leader of a battle in Afghanistan. Sajjan said yearly defence spending will swell by more than 70 per cent, from $18.9 billion in 2016-17 to $32.7 billion in 2026-27. He promised $62.3 billion in new spending over 20 years.

Bardish Chagger is another India- born Canadian politician who is the current Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism.  Chagger was elected as a Liberal member of the House of Commons of Canada in 2015.  She is the first female Leader of the Government in the House of Commons by Trudeau.

Amarjeet Sohi is an Indian-Canadian politician, currently the Member of Parliament for Edmonton and the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities in the federal cabinet. He narrowly beat out strong community advocate Nigerian-born Chinwe Okelu.

Maryam Monsef is an Afghan Canadian politician, a Liberal member the House of Commons in 2015. She was previously the Minister of Democratic Institutions and president of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada until January 10, 2017.

Monsef has not had an easy ride. According to Wikipedia: “Monsef has been criticized for stating that she was born in Afghanistan, when in fact she was born in Iran. When this was revealed in September 2016, some commentators pointed out that this could lead to revocation of her Canadian citizenship and potential deportation, while others have criticized the absurdity of the present law or decried the importation of birtherism into Canadian politics. In an interview at that time, former MP Dean Del Mastro said that political workers in the 2014 municipal and 2015 federal campaigns knew she was not born in Afghanistan, but chose not to make an issue of it.”

Navdeep Singh Bains, the new minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is a Canadian born Indian.

Canada’s role in Haiti should never be forgotten. Back in the day I discussed Haiti on the Black Commentator in an article: “Canada's Crimes Against Haiti” in   the October 27, 2005 issue. After reading Yves Engler and Anthony Fenton’s  volumeCanada in Haiti’, I pointed out: “The chapter ‘Responsibility to Protect or A Made in Ottawa Coup?’ points out the coup against Aristide was actually planned on Canadian soil. From January 31-February 1, 2003, Canada’s Secretary of State for Latin America and La Francophonie, Denis Paradis, played host to a high-level roundtable meeting dubbed, The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti. Surprise, surprise, no representative of Haiti’s elected government was invited. However, Otto Reich, then President George W. Bush’s appointee as Assistant Secretary State for the Western Hemisphere, was in attendance. Paradis leaked the fact that this meeting took place to journalist Michael Vastel, who reported the meeting in the March 15, 2003 edition of L’Actualite magazine. Another chapter, ‘Using NGOs to Destroy Democracy and the Canadian Military Connection’ exposes the shameful role played by many Canadian NGOs.”

Trudeau is a self-proclaimed “feminist”. The court is still out on this matter. A recent article in the British based Guardian newspaper questioned the Canadian Prime Minister: “A slight note of exasperation crept into Justin Trudeau’s voice, suggesting that this was a topic he had broached many times before. ‘I’m going to keep saying loud and clearly that I am a feminist until it is met with a shrug,’ he declared to an audience at the United Nations in New York.”

His words sparked delight around the world. But one year on, Trudeau’s heady promises have run into the realities of government, prompting the question: has electing a self-described feminist to helm of the country translated into real change for Canadian women?

Canada’s prime minister is moving the Great White North further to the right on foreign affairs. Trudeau’s father Pierre Elliot Trudeau opened the doors to draft resisters including myself who refused to fight against the Vietnamese people. I saw Africans in America and the Vietnamese as colonial subjects. Africans in the United States were colonized by Uncle Sam and the Vietnamese by the French. Wiki pointed out: “While Canada had previously participated in military action against Iraq  in the Gulf War of 1991, it refused to declare war against Iraq without United Nations approval.

The Iraq War began with the United States-led 2003 invasion. The Government of Canada did not at any time formally declare war against Iraq, and the level and nature of this participation, which changed over time, was controversial.

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien said on 10 October 2002 that Canada would, in fact, be part of a military coalition to invade Iraq if it were sanctioned by the United Nations. However, when the United States and the United Kingdom subsequently withdrew their diplomatic efforts to gain that UN sanction, Jean Chrétien announced in Parliament on 17 March 2003 that Canada would not participate in the pending invasion.”

However, this is not the full story. The “Big White Folks” as Paul Robeson called them speak with forked tongues. “Nevertheless, he offered the US and its soldiers his moral support. However, according to classified U.S. documents released by Wikileaks, a high-ranking Canadian official may have secretly promised to clandestinely support the invasion. Two days earlier, a quarter million people in Montreal had marched against the impending war. Major anti-war demonstrations had taken place in several other Canadian cities.” Chrétien’s moves had more to do with the growing opposition to the invasion than his political morality.  

The not so great white north has a checkered history in the African continent. Canada joined the imperialists and played with the white checkers. They played a significant role in the assassinations of Patrice Lumumba, Maurice Mpolo, and Joseph Okito on January 21, 1961. Ottawa came up on the wrong side of history on the question of the Congo. Yves Engler author of the illuminating volume, Canada in Africa: 300 years of aid and exploitation, pointed out: “Siding with Washington, Ottawa promoted ONUC) and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold’s controversial anti-Lumumba position. ONUC was established in July 1960 to ensure the withdrawal of Belgian forces. 1,900 Canadian troops participated in the UN mission between 1960 and 1964, making this country’s military one of its more active members. There were almost always more Canadian officers at ONUC headquarters than those of any other nationality and the Canadians were concentrated in militarily important logistical positions including chief operations officer and chief signals officer.”

Canada opposed anticolonial struggles in Africa, supported apartheid South Africa and Idi Amin’s coup against Milton Obote (December 28 1925- October 10, 2005) who had led Uganda to independence in 1962 from British colonialism. He was overthrown by Amin in 1971. Canada played a role in the ousting of Lumumba in the Congo by the CIA, Belgium and Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga aka Joseph Mobutu and Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah.

The Great White North pressed African states to follow neoliberal policies, which have benefitted Canadian corporations. The Canadian International Development Perform points out: “Canada is a global mining giant and a leading player in Africa’s mining sector. 70% of the equity capital raised globally by the mining industry was raised on the Toronto (TSX) and Venture (TSXV) exchanges. Of the $10.3 billion in equity raised for mining on the TSX and TSXV in 2012 $1.9 billion or 18.5% was for projects in Latin America while another $1.7 billion or 16.5% was for projects in Africa.”   Canada played a role in the violence the Congo, Rwanda and Somali.  

Canada does have a Black Radical Tradition. However, we cannot expect Corporate Canada or the Black Misleadership Class to tell the story. That is on us on the Black Left.

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          Impact of BREXIT in USA   

New data from the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) suggests more than one-quarter of U.S. middle market companies will decrease business investments in the United Kingdom following the results of the “Brexit” referendum. About the same number say they will reduce their purchases from and sales to the U.K. The report, released today, […]

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          Why I Am Not Enthusiastic About Ed Tech   

Writing at EdSurge, Jason Palmer, a General Partner at an outfit called New Markets Venture Partners, has declared himself “optimistic about the next wave of education technology.” 

Palmer believes the time is finally fully ripe for the education technology industry as the right combination of regulatory change, advances in technology, and philanthropic support have put “all the key building blocks in place.”

Palmer's optimism is the reason for my pessimism. The mix of companies in the New Markets Venture Portfolio reveals an emphasis on credentialing, and perhaps my least favorite ed tech trend, “personalized learning” software. Palmer believes the relative financial health of these ed tech start-ups is a good sign for education technology.

Maybe so, but I believe it’s a bad sign for education.

As Audrey Watters shows in her talk “Pigeons and Personalization: The Histories of ‘Personalized Learning,’ “personalized learning” dates to the earliest teaching machines, and underneath those promises of individualization is an undermining of institutions and the people who work within them. When education can be delivered “personally” by machines, the only relationship needs to be with the corporation serving up the software. 

This is, of course, big business. In my home state of South Carolina, the Post & Courier newspaper recently reported over a 10-year period, $350 million of funding had been funneled to “online charter schools,”  to “dismal results.” 

Since a 2007 bill paving the way for taxpayer money to be funneled their way, the five virtual charter schools have seen enrollment increase from 2100 to 10,000 students. Our current Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos is a strong supporter of increasing and expanding the use of vouchers, including to online schools.

All but one of these schools are for-profit entities. But even the schools themselves often merely serve as fronts for larger corporations. Of the $24 million S.C. Connections Academy received from the state in 2015-16, $22 million went to Connections Education LLC, a subsidiary of Pearson.

An online personalized virtual charter school in South Carolina comes courtesy of a massive educational publishing and assessment conglomerate headquartered in the United Kingdom.

While $350 million of taxpayer money was going to these corporations, South Carolina is “desperate” for teachers. 6500 teachers did not return for the 2016-17 year, an increase of 21% over the previous year. South Carolina ranks 38th in the nation for teacher salaries and is now turning to an alternative certification program through Teachers of Tomorrow, (a corporation) which offers a set of virtual online courses that qualify participants for a provisional license to teach. 

In 2014 the National Council on Teacher Quality gave A+ Texas Teachers (the entity from which Teachers of Tomorrow was born) an “F” rating for their credentialing program. Teachers of Tomorrow claims they’ve changed a lot since then.

In sum:

  • A state that ranks poorly in education embraced virtual charters as a way to serve students who have fallen through the cracks of their under resourced schools to the tune of $350 million, money primarily funneled to out-of-state (out-of-country) corporations.
  • The poorly paid, under resourced teachers are fleeing their jobs in record numbers, necessitating the use of alternative credentialing which happens through virtual education provided by corporations.

There’s a certain cruel beauty to the formula. The state of South Carolina is now at least partially captive to outside corporations to educate their students and train their teachers. As more students enter the virtual space, even more resources are drained from public schools, which drives even greater need for these virtual credentialing services.

They’ve got us coming and going. South Carolina is not unique in this pattern. Meanwhile, I wonder what kind of difference an extra $350 million might’ve made to teacher salaries and teacher retention.

As a teacher, I am a fan of integrating technology into the classroom and have relied on dedicated ed tech professionals to help me explore these possibilities. I know of many of these people who want nothing more than to figure out the best ways to use technology to help students learn.

But these good motives mean very little up against the might of industry, particularly where industry is encouraged to colonize previously public spaces in order to lap up our taxpayer dollars. Even if you are not a believer in education as a public good as I am, surely the waste and inefficiency should bother you. As reported by the Post & Courier, the S.C. Virtual Charter school with an enrollment of 3275, has received over $150 million in taxpayer funding since 2008 for an on-time graduation rate of 37% and a dropout rate near 25%. 

IHE resident ed tech blogger Josh Kim recently wrote about Courtney Maum’s satirical novel, Touch, and asked if we could see a future where there is “an inverse relationship between the exclusivity (and cost) of an education and the amount of technology incorporated into the experience?” 

In fact, I can, because we’re living it now. While I have no doubt you will find technology in elite private schools such as Sidwell Friends (alma mater of Malia Obama), or Lakeside Prep (where Bill Gates’ children go to school), I feel confident there is no personalized learning software substituting for a teacher in these educational spaces.

The students in these schools get to use technology as tools for learning, as it should be. These young people get to imagine futures as “data scientists,” while Silicon Valley pushes students in public education towards “coding,” and demand we be thankful for it. 

As long as more and more children who are born into less fortunate circumstances are subjected to “Let them eat pixels” futures, I will be hard-pressed to feel enthusiastic about education technology.

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          Nigerian Copyright Commission Seizes Pirated Books Worth N800 Million and other major headlines you missed today..   
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N4bn Judgement Against Sahara Reporters: Saraki Releases Statement 
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday commended the judgment of an Ilorin High Court that ruled that the publisher of the online news platform, Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, should pay him the sum of N4 billion ($11.1 Million) as damages over a series of libelous stories published against him by the medium in 2015.

Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the judgement issued against Sahara Reporters for constantly publishing false, libelous and misleading stories that were aimed at defaming his person, was a testament that the moral arc of the universe will always bend towards justice.

“One thing is clear by the judgement, there are systems in place in our nation for all citizens to seek redress if they have been unfairly treated in any way,” the statement read, “This judgement is a fulfillment of our promise that we will explore all legal means to seek redress for all the fabrications and mudslinging that Sahara Reporters has thrown at us over the years.


“This judgement demonstrates that our justice system can and will continue to protect the fundamental human rights of all citizens from being infringed by anyone. Moving forward, the purveyors of mischievous stories can learn from this precedent that has been set. The ruling by Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye, will serve as a deterrent to all those who profit by propagating ‘Fake News’ to blackmail innocent citizens or curry undue favours.

“This judgement is definitely not a victory for the Senate President alone. It is a victory for all the victims of the falsehood which Sahara Reporters daily dole out to rubbish the reputation of innocent Nigerians, many of whom either out of fear, lack of the patience to consistently pursue a court case for years or lack of belief in the ability of the system to give them justice decided to live with the injury to their reputation. The judgement is another vindication for our country and her solid enthronement of the rule of law as against the rule of men.

“Dr Saraki believes this judgement would provide inspiration and encouragement for all those whose reputations have been unduly and unnecessarily injured by SaharaReporters and its ilk who are purveyors of false news to seek redress through the courts.

“He sees the verdict of the High Court against Sahara Reporters as a positive development with the potential to reassure individuals and firms who would in future come under undeserved attack by publications which spread falsehood aimed at maliciously casting them in bad light.

“The judgement provides a redeeming point for the noble profession of journalism which has as its sacred, cardinal principle the pursuit of facts at all times and in all situations. The journalists and news media who have devoted themselves to the pursuit of truth but appear to be overwhelmed by those who trade in falsehood and sensationalism now have a reason to be proud that they are on the right path. That is another meaning Dr. Saraki gives to this judgement.

“However, the Senate President will like to assure all and sundry that he will not spare any legal efforts and expenses, both in Nigeria and abroad, necessary to recover every kobo of the cost awarded in his favour from the defendant.

“The restitution from this judgement will be channeled to set up a Foundation whose aim will be to support pure and unadulterated investigative journalism and assist the families of real journalists that die in the line of duty. The money will also be used to support genuine publications whose owners are struggling to pay salaries of workers or meet their ever rising running cost. Part of the money will also be channelled to help lawyers who have been providing pro bono services to litigants, particularly, on cases bothering on enforcement of fundamental human rights.

“It should be noted that the methodical and dogged manner in which Dr. Saraki pursued the case despite the ceaseless barrage of false allegations thrown at him by the Sahara Reporters should assure all Nigerians that he maintains a solid belief in free press, free speech and responsible journalism and that he will do every thing legal to fight those who want to use journalism as a destructive, blackmail and oppressive instrument. This latter brand of journalism will not help our society and has no role to play in the emerging Nigeria”, he stated.

Melaye: Constituents File Suit To Stop INEC's Recall Process 
The Concerned Kogi Registered Voters (CKRV) numbering 18, have filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from commencing verification of signatures collected in order to recall Senator Dino Melaye who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

Addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, ‎the convener and secretary of the group, Olowosayo Gabriel Sunday and Amupitan Babayomi Segun claimed that names of dead persons and people who do not reside in the district appeared on the recall register submitted to INEC.

The applicants, who faulted 188,000 signatures which were submitted to INEC, noted that while 111,534 voted in the general election in Kogi West, the total number of registered voters in Kogi West is 360,098.

According to a copy of the motion which was made available to newsmen, INEC which is the first respondent was sued alongside eight other respondents, comprising some aides of the state governor, Yahaya Bello and state lawmakers from the senator's district.

In their application, the plaintiffs said, "that 2nd to 9th respondents fraudulently opened a recall register and signed signatures for registered voters in Kogi West Senatorial District.

"That some of the names of the registered voters that appeared in re said recall register were dead voters and some voters who were not even residing at Kogi State and they were at different parts of the country when the purported signatures were fraudulently collated by the 2nd and 9th respondents."

However, the convener of the indigenes, Olowosayo Gabriel Sunday, who is also the first applicant in the suit, said, "That as at the last announcement, INEC itself agreed and announced a figure of PVC collection in Kogi West that is far less than the alleged 188,000.

"That we are aware that there is possible connivance between the people on the recall agenda and INEC because we have evidence of photograph of PVCs in thousands gathered together for the recall, an act contrary to the electoral act."

 
 
UK deports 28 Nigerians
The United Kingdom has deported another 28 Nigerians from its country on Thursday for remaining in the country illegally.

The deportation came two days after Spain repatriated 23 Nigerians for immigration-related offences.

Thursday’s deportees were returned aboard a chartered Titanic Airways plane with the registration number AWC-761/2.

The deportees, comprising 21 men and 7 women, touched down at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos at about 12:15 p.m.

Nigerian Copyright Commission Seizes Pirated Books Worth N800 Million
 After carrying out a successful anti-piracy raid at Awodi-Ora Estate in Ifelodun-Ajeromi Local Government Area of Lagos State which led to the confiscation of thousands of cartons of pirated works worth N600 Million, the Nigerian Copyright Commission has again carried out another successful anti-piracy raid at Tedi Village in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The anti-piracy raid culminated in the seizure of about two thousand cartons of pirated books belonging to various publishers. The Commission also arrested a Chinese nationale in connection with the pirated books. The seized books are worth over N200 Million.



          By 2100, Refugees Would Be the Most Populous Country on Earth   
Poverty and deadly wars are the major drivers of displacement.

The UN Refugee Agency has announced the new figures for the world’s displaced: 65.9 million. That means that 65.9 million human beings live as refugees, asylum seekers or as internally displaced people. If the refugees formed a country, it would be the 21st largest state in the world, just after Thailand (68.2 million) and just ahead of the United Kingdom (65.5 million). But unlike these other states, refugees have few political rights and no real representation in the institutions of the world.

The head of the UN Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi, recently said that most of the displacement comes as a result of war. "The world seems to have become unable to make peace," Grandi said. "So you see old conflicts that continue to linger, and new conflicts erupting, and both produce displacement. Forced displacement is a symbol of wars that never end."

Few continents are immune from the harsh reality of war. But the epicenter of war and displacement is along the axis of the Western-driven global war on terror and resource wars. The line of displacement runs from Afghanistan to South Sudan with Syria in between. Eyes are on Syria, where the war remains hot and the tensions over escalation intensify daily. But there is as deadly a civil war in South Sudan, driven in large part by a ferocious desire to control the country’s oil. Last year, 340,000 people fled South Sudan for refugee camps in neighboring Uganda. This is a larger displacement than from Syria.

Poverty is a major driver of displacement. It is what moves hundreds of thousands of people to try and cross the Sahara Desert and then the Mediterranean Sea for European pastures. But most who try this journey meet a deadly fate. Both the Sahara and the Mediterranean are dangerous. This week, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Niger rescued 600 migrants from the Sahara, although 52 did not survive.

A 22-year-old woman from Nigeria was among those rescued. She was on a pick-up truck with 50 people. They left Agadez for Libya. ‘We were in the desert for ten days,’ she says. "After five days, the driver abandoned us. He left us with all of our belongings, saying he was going to pick us up in a couple of hours. But he never did." Forty-four of the migrants died. The six who remained struggled to safety. ‘We had to drink our own pee to survive,’ she said.

Getting to Libya is hard enough. But being in Libya is perilous. Violence against vulnerable migrants inside Libya continues to occur. The IOM reports the presence in Libya of ‘slave markets.’ Migrants who make it across the Sahara into Libya have told investigators that they find themselves in these slave markets where they are bought to be taken to private prisons and put to work or else sold back to their families if they can raise the high ransom payments. UNICEF reports incidents of rape and violence against women and children in these private prisons. One 15-year-old boy said of his time in a private prison, "Here they treat us like chickens. They beat us, they do not give us good water and good food. They harass us. So many people are dying here, dying from disease, freezing to death."

Danger lurks on the sea as well. This year already IOM reports least 2,108 deaths in the sea between Libya and Italy. This is the fourth year in a row that IOM has counted over 2,000 deaths by mid-year. Over the past five years, this averages out to about 10 deaths a day. Libya, broken by NATO’s war in 2011, remains a gateway for the vulnerable from various parts of Africa, countries damaged by IMF policies and by warfare. There is no expectation that the numbers of those on the march will decrease.

In a recent paper in The Lancet (June 2017), Paul Spiegel, formerly of the UN Refugee Agency suggests that the "humanitarian system was not designed to address the types of conflicts that are happening at present." With over 65 million people displaced, the various institutions of the UN and of the NGO world are simply not capable of managing the crisis.

"It is not simply overstretched," Spiegel wrote of the humanitarian system, "it is no longer fit for purpose."

These are shattering words. One problem Spiegel identifies is the assumption that refugee flows are temporary, since wars will end at some point. What happens when wars and occupations are permanent? People either have to live for generations in refugee camps or they will seek, through dangerous passages, flight to the West. He gives the example of Iran, which absorbed over a million Afghan refugees without using the camp strategy. They simply allowed the Afghans into Iranian society and absorbed them by putting money into their various social schemes (such as education and health). Spiegel also points out that refugees must be part of the designing the process for humanitarian aid. These are good suggestions, but they are not going to be possible with the limited funds available for refugees and with the crisis level of activity that detains the humanitarian agencies.

Spiegel does not deal with one of the great problems for humanitarianism: the persistence of war and the theory that more war—or the current euphemism, security—is the answer to humanitarian crises. This January, over 1,000 people tried to scale the large barrier that divides Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Looking at that barrier, one is reminded of the idea that walls will somehow prevent migration, a view driven by President Donald Trump. Violence met the migrants, a mirror of the violence that was visited among migrants along the spinal cord of Eastern Europe last year. Walls, police forces and military interventions are all seductive to an imagination that forgets why people migrate and that they are human beings on the run with few other options. There is a view that security barriers and security forces will raise the price of migrant and deter future migrants. This is a silly illusion. Migration is dangerous already. That has not stopped anyone. More humane thinking is necessary.

It is important therefore that the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a meeting on the Sahel on June 28 that the world leaders need to "avoid a disproportionate emphasis on security" when dealing with the multiple crises in the Sahara region and north of it. "No purely military solution" can work against transnational organized crime, violent extremism and terrorism, nor against poverty and hopelessness. Underlying causes are not being addressed, and indeed the surface reactions—to bomb more—only create more problems, not less.

In the July issue of Land Use Policy, professors Charles Geisler and Ben Currens estimate that by 2100 there will be 2 billion refugees as a result of climate change. These numbers are staggering. They are an inevitable future. By then, refugees will be the largest country on earth—nomads, seeking shelter from destruction of climate and capitalism, from rising seas and wars of greed.

 

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But he did raise an interesting question: who does come over from Australia when they move here long-term?

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PART ONE: Following our usual custom of facing squarely the most difficult and delicate questions related to the Philippines, without weighing the consequences that our frankness may bring upon us, we shall in the present article treat of their future.

In order to read the destiny of a people, it is necessary to open the book of its past, and this, for the Philippines may be reduced in general terms to what follows.

Scarcely had they been attached to the Spanish crown than they had sustained with their blood and the efforts of their sons the wars and ambitions, and conquest of the Spanish people, and in these struggles, in that terrible crisis when a people changes its form of government, its laws, usages, customs, religion and beliefs; the Philippines was depopulated, impoverished and retarded -- caught in their metamorphosis without confidence in their past, without faith in their present and with no fond home of the years to come. The former rulers who had merely endeavored to secure the fear and submission of their subjects, habituated by them to servitude, fell like leaves from a dead tree, and the people, who had no love for them nor knew what liberty was, easily changed masters, perhaps hoping to gain something by the innovation.

Then began a new era for the Filipinos. They gradually lost their ancient traditions, their recollections, -- they forgot their writings, their songs, their poetry, their laws in order to learn by heart other doctrines, which they did not understand, other ethics, other tastes, different from those inspired in their race by their climate and their way of thinking. Then there was a falling-off, they were lowered in their own eyes, they became ashamed of what was distinctively their own, in order to admire and praise that was foreign and incomprehensible; their spirit was broken and they acquiesced.

Thus years and centuries rolled on. Religious shows, rites that caught the eye, songs, lights, images arrayed with gold, worship in a strange language, legends, miracles and sermons, hypnotized the already naturally superstitious spirits of the country but did not succeed in destroying it altogether, in spite of the whole system afterwards developed and operated with unyielding tenacity.

When the ethical abasement of the inhabitants had reached this stage, when they had become disheartened and disgusted with themselves, an effort was made to add the final stroke for reducing so many dormant wills and intellects to nothingness, in order to make of the individual a sort of toiler, a brute, a beast of burden and to develop a race without mind or heart. “Then the end sought was revealed, it was taken for granted, and the race was insulted, an effort was made to deny it every virtue, every human characteristic, and there were even writers and priests who pushed the movement still further by trying to deny to the natives of the country not only capacity for virtue but also even the tendency to vice.

Then this which they had thought would be death was sure salvation. Some dying persons are restored to health by a heroic remedy.

So great endurance reached its climax with the insults, and the lethargic spirit woke up to life. His sensitiveness, the chief trait of the native, was touched, and while he had the forbearance to suffer and die under a foreign flag, he had it not when they whom he served repaid his sacrifices with insults and jests. Then he began to study himself and to realize his misfortune. Those who had not expected this result, like all despotic masters, regarded as a wrong every complaint, every protest, and punished it with death, endeavoring thus to stifle every cry of sorrow with blood, and they made mistake after mistake.

The spirit of the people was not thereby cowed, and even though it had been awakened in only a few hearts, its flame nevertheless was surely and consumingly propagated, thanks to abuses and the stupid endeavors of certain classes to stifle noble and generous sentiments. Thus when a flame catches a garment, fear and confusion propagate it more and more, and each shake, each blow, is a blast from the bellows to fan it into life.

Undoubtedly during all this time there were not lacking generous and noble spirits among the dominant race that tired to struggle for the rights of humanity and justice, or sordid and cowardly ones among the dominated that aided the debasement of their own country. But both were exceptions and we are speaking in general terms.

Such is an outline of their past. We know their present. Now what will their future be?

Will the Philippine Islands continue to be a Spanish colony, and if so, what kind of colony? Will they become a province of Spain, with or without autonomy? And to reach this stage, what kind of sacrifices will have to be made?

Will they be separated from the mother country to live independently, to fall into the hands of other nations, or to ally themselves with neighboring powers?

It is impossible to reply to these questions, for to all of them both yes and now may be answered, according to the time desired to be covered. When there is in nature no fixed condition, how much less must there be in the life of a people, being endowed with mobility and movement! So, it is that in order to deal with those questions, it is necessary to presume an unlimited period of time, and in accordance therewith try to forecast future events.

PART TWO: What will become of the Philippines within a century? Will they continue to be a Spanish colony?

Had this question been asked three centuries ago, when at Legazpi’s death the Malayan Filipinos began to be gradually undeceived and, finding the yoke heavy, tried in vain to shake it off without any doubt whatsoever the reply would have been easy. To a spirit enthusiastic over the liberty of the country, to those unconquerable Kagayanes who nourished within themselves the spirit of Mgalats, to the descendants of the heroic Gat Pulintang and Gat Salakab of the Province of Batangas, independence was assured, it was merely a question of getting together and making a determination. But for him who, disillusioned by sad experience, saw everywhere discord and disorder, apathy and brutalization in the lower classes, discouragement and disunion in the upper, only one answer presented itself, and it was: extend his hands to the chains, bow his neck beneath the yoke and accept the future with the resignation of an invalid who watches the leaves fall and foresees a long winter amid whose snows he discerns the outlines of his grave. At the time discord justified pessimism -- but three centuries passed, the meek had become accustomed to the yoke, and each new generation, begotten in chains, was constantly better adapted to the new order of things.

Now then, are the Philippines in the same condition they were three centuries ago?

For the liberal Spaniards the ethical condition of the people remains the same, that is, the native Filipinos have not advanced; for the friars and their followers the people have been redeemed from savagery, that is, they have progressed; for many Filipinos ethics, spirit and customs have decayed, as decay all the good qualities of a people that falls into slavery that is, they have retrograded.

Laying aside these considerations, so as not to get away from our subject let us draw the brief parallel between the political situation then and the situation at present, in order to see if what was not possible at that time can be so now, or vice versa.

Let us pass over the loyalty the Filipinos may feel for Spain; let us suppose for a moment, along with Spanish writers, that there exist only motives for hatred and jealousy between the two races; let us admit the assertions flaunted by many that three centuries of domination have not awakened in the sensitive heart of the native a single spark of affection or gratitude; and we may see whether or not the Spanish cause has gained ground in the Islands.

Formerly the Spanish authority was upheld among the natives by a handful of soldiers, three to five hundred at most, many of whom were engaged in trade and were scattered about not only in the Islands but also among the neighboring nations, occupied in long wars against the Mohammedans in the south, against the British and Dutch, and ceaselessly harassed by Japanese, Chinese, or some tribes in the interior. Then communication with Mexico and Spain was slow, rare and difficult; frequent and violent the disturbances among the ruling powers in the Islands, the treasury nearly always empty, and the life of the colonists dependent upon one frail ship that handled the Chinese trade. Then the seas in those regions were infested with pirates, all enemies of the Spanish name, which was defended by an impoverished fleet, generally manned by rude adventurers, when not by foreigners and enemies, which was checked and an expedition of Gomez Perez Dasmariñas, which was checked and frustrated by the mutiny of the Chinese rowers, who killed him and thwarted all his plans and schemes. Yet in spite of so many adverse circumstances the Spanish authority had been upheld for more than three centuries and, though it has been curtailed, still continues to rule the destinies of the Philippine group.

On the other hand, the present situation seems to be gilded and rosy -- as we might say, a beautiful morning compared to the vexed and stormy night of the past. The material forces at the disposal of the Spanish sovereign have now been trebled; the fleet relatively improved: there is more organization in both civil and military affairs; communication with the sovereign country is swifter and surer; she has no enemies abroad; her possession is assured and the country dominated seems to have less spirit, less aspiration for independence, a world that is to it almost incomprehensible. Everything then at first glance presages another three centuries, at least, of peaceful domination and tranquil suzerainty.

But above the material considerations are arising others, invisible, of an ethical nature, far more powerful and transcendental.

Orientals and the Malays, in particular, are a sensitive people: delicacy of sentiment is predominant with them. Even now, in spite of contact with the Occidental nations, who have ideas different from his, we see the Malayan Filipino sacrifice everything -- liberty, ease, welfare, name for the sake of an aspiration or a conceit sometimes scientific, or of some other nature but at the least word which wounds his self-love he forgets all his sacrifices, the labor expended, to treasure in his memory and never forget the slight he thinks he has received.

So the Philippine peoples have remained faithful during three centuries, giving up their liberty and their independence, sometimes dazzled by the hope of the Paradise promised, sometimes cajoled by the friendship offered them by a noble and generous people like the Spanish, sometimes also compelled by superiority of arms of which they were ignorant and which timid spirits invested with a mysterious character, or sometimes because the invading foreigner took advantage of internecine feuds to step in as the peacemaker in discord and thus after to dominate both parties and subject them to his authority.

Spanish domination once established, was firmly maintained, thanks to the attachment of the people, to their mutual dissensions, and to the fact that the sensitive self-love of the native had not yet been wounded. Then the people saw their own countrymen in the higher ranks of the army, their general officers fighting beside the heroes of Spain and sharing their laurels, begrudged neither character, reputation nor consideration; then fidelity and attachment to Spain, love for the fatherland, made of the native encomendero and even general, as during the English invasion; then there had not yet been invented the insulting and ridiculous epithets with which recently the most laborious and painful achievements of the native leaders have been stigmatized; not then had it become the fashion to insult and slander in stereotyped phrase, in newspapers and books published with governmental and superior ecclesiastical approval, the people that paid, fought and poured out its blood for the Spanish name, nor was it considered either noble or witty to offend a whole race, which was forbidden to reply or defend itself, and if there were religious hypochondriacs who in the leisure of their cloisters dared to write against it, as did the Augustinian Gaspar de San Agustin and the Jesuit Velarde, their loathsome abortions never saw the light, and still less were they themselves rewarded with miters and raised to high offices. True it is that neither were the natives of that time such as we are now: three centuries of brutalization and obscurantism have necessarily had some influence upon us, the most beautiful work of divinity in the hands of certain artisans may finally be converted into a caricature.

The priests of that epoch, wishing to establish their domination over the people, got in touch with it and made common cause with it against the oppressive encomenderos. Naturally, the people saw in them learning and some prestige and placed its confidence in them, followed their advice, and listened to them in the darkest hours. If they wrote, they did so in defense of the rights of the native and made his cry reach even to the distant steps of the Throne. And not a few priests, both secular and regular, undertook dangerous journeys, as representatives of the country, and this, along with the strict and public residencia then required of the governing powers, from the captain-general to the most insignificant official, rather consoled and pacified the wounded spirits, satisfying, even though it were only in form, all the malcontents.

All this has passed away. The derisive laughter penetrates like mortal poison into the heart of the native who pays and suffers and it becomes more offensive the more immunity it enjoys. A common sore the general affront offered to a whole race, has wiped away the old feuds among different provinces. The people no longer have confidence in its former protectors, now its exploiters and executioners. The masks have fallen. It has been that the love and piety of the past have come to resemble the devotion of a nurse, who, unable to live elsewhere, desires the eternal infancy, eternal weakness, for the child in order to go on drawing her wages and existing at its expense, it has seen not only that she does not nourish it to make it grow but that she poisons it to stunt its growth and at the slightest protest she flies into a rage! The ancient show of justice, the holy residencia has disappeared; confusion of ideas begins to prevail; the regard shown for a governor-general, lie La Torre, becomes a crime in the government of his successor, sufficient to cause the citizen to lose his liberty and his home; if he obeys the order of one official, as in the recent matter of admitting corpses into the church, it is enough to have the obedient subjects later harassed and persecuted in every possible way; obligations and taxes increase without thereby increasing rights, privileges and liberties or assuring the few in existence; a regime of continual terror and uncertainty disturbs the minds, a regime worse than a period of disorder for the fears that the imagination conjures up are generally greater than the reality; the country is poor; the financial crisis through which it is passing is acute, and every one points out with the finger the persons who are causing the trouble, yet no one dares lay hands upon them!

True it is that the Penal Code has come like a drop of balm to such bitterness. But of what use are all the codes in the world, if by means of confidential reports, if for trifling reasons, if through anonymous traitors any honest citizen may be exiled or banished without a hearing, without a trial? Of what use is that Penal Code, of what use is life, if there is no security in the home, no faith in justice and confidence in tranquility of conscience? Of what use is all that array of terms, all that collection of articles, when the cowardly accusation of a traitor has more influence in the timorous ears of the supreme autocrat than all the cries for justice?

If this state of affairs should continue, what will be come of the Philippines within a century?

The batteries are gradually becoming charged and if the prudence of the government does not provide an outlet for the currents that are accumulating, some day the spark will be generated. This is not the place to speak of what outcome such a deplorable conflict might have, for it depends upon chance, upon the weapons and upon a thousand circumstances which man cannot foresee. But even though all the advantages should be on the government’s side and therefore the probability of success, it would be a Pyrrhic victory, and not government ought to desire such.

If those who guide the destinies of the Philippines remain obstinate, and instead of introducing reforms try to make the condition of the country retrograde; to push their severity and repression to extremes against the classes that suffer and think they are going to force the latter to venture and put into play the wretchedness of an unquiet life, filled with privation and bitterness, against the hope of securing something indefinite. What would be lost in the struggle? Almost nothing: the life of the numerous discontented classes has no such great attraction that it should be preferred to a glorious death. It may indeed be a suicidal attempt -- but then, what? Would not a bloody chasm yawn between victors and vanquished and might not the latter with time and experience become equal in strength, since they are superior in numbers to their dominators? Who disputes this? All the petty instructions that have occurred in the Philippines were the work of a few fanatics or discontented soldiers, who had to deceive and humbug the people or avail themselves of their powers over their subordinates to gain their ends. So they all failed. No insurrection had a popular character or was based on a need of the whole race or fought for human rights or justice, so it left no ineffaceable impressions, but rather when they saw that they had been duped the people bound up their wounds and applauded the overthrow of the disturbers of their peace! But what if the movement springs from the people themselves and based its causes upon their woes?

So then, if the prudence and wise reforms of our ministers do not find capable and determined interpreters among the colonial governors and faithful perpetrators among those whom the frequent perpetrators among those whom the frequent political changes send to fill such a delicate post; if met with the eternal it is out of order, preferred by the elements who see their livelihood in the backwardness of their subjects, it just claims are to go unheeded, as being of a subversive tendency; if the country is denied representation in the Cortes and an authorized voice to cry out against all kinds of abuses, which escape through the complexity of the laws; if in short, the system, prolific in results of alienating the goodwill of the natives, is to continue, pricking his apathetic mind with insults and charges of ingratitude, we can assert that in a few yeas the present state of affairs will have been modified completely -- and inevitably. There now exists a factor which was formerly lacking -- the spirit of the nation has been aroused and a common misfortune, a common debasement has united all the inhabitants of the Islands. A numerous enlightened class now exists within and without the Islands, a class created and continually augmented by the stupidity of certain governing powers, which forces the inhabitants to leave the country, to secure education abroad, and it is maintained thanks to the provocation and the system of espionage in vogue. This class, whose number is cumulatively increasing, is in constant communication with the rest of the Islands, and if today it constitutes only the brain of the country in a few years it will form the whole nervous system and manifest its existence in all its acts.

Now, statecraft has various means at its disposal for checking a people on the road to progress; the brutalization of the masses through a caste addicted to the government, aristocratic, as in the Dutch colonies, or theocratic as in the Philippines; the impoverishment of the country; the gradual extermination of the inhabitants; and fostering of feuds among the races.

Brutalization of the Malayan Filipinos has been demonstrated to be impossible. In spite of the dark horde of friars in whose hands rests the instruction of youth, which miserably wastes years and years in the colleges, issuing therefrom tired, weary and disgusted with books: in spite of the censorship which tries to close every avenue to progress; in spite of all the pupils, confessionals, books, and missals that inculcate hatred toward not only all scientific knowledge but even toward the Spanish language itself; in spite of this whole elaborate system perfected and tenaciously operated by those who wish to keep the Islands in holy ignorance; there exist writers, freethinkers, historians, philosophers, chemists, physicians, artists, and jurists. Enlightenment is spreading and the persecution it suffers quickens it. No, the divine flame of thought is inextinguishable in the Filipino people and somehow or other it will shine forth and compel recognition. It is impossible to brutalize the inhabitants of the Philippines!

May poverty arrest their development? Perhaps, but it is a very dangerous means. Experience has everywhere shown us and especially in the Philippines, that the classes which are better off have always been addicted to peace and order, because they live comparatively better and may be the losers in civil disturbances. Wealth brings with it refinement, the spirit of conservation, while poverty inspires adventurous ideas, the desire to change things and has little care for life. Machiavelli himself held this means of subjecting of a people to be perilous, observing that loss of welfare stirs up more obdurate enemies than loss of life. Moreover, when there are wealth and abundance, there is less discontent, less compliant and the government, itself wealthier, has more means for sustaining itself. On the other hand, there occurs in a poor country what becomes in a house where bread is wanting? And further, of what use to the mother country would a poor and lean colony be?

Neither is possible gradually to exterminate the inhabitants. The Philippine races, like all the Malays, do not succumb before the foreigner, like the Australians, the Polynesians and the Indians of the New World. In spite of the numerous wars the Filipinos have had to carry on, in spite of the epidemics that have periodically visited them, their number has trebled, as has that of the Malays of Java and the Moluccas. The Filipino embraces civilization and lives and thrives in every clime, in contact with every people. Rum, that poison which exterminated the natives of the Pacific islands, has no power in the Philippines, but rather, comparison of their present condition with that described by the earlier historians, makes it appear that the Filipinos have grown soberer. The petty wars with the inhabitants of the south consume only the soldiers, people who by their fidelity to the Spanish flag, far from being a menace, are surely one of its solidest supports.

Three remains the fostering of internecine feuds among the provinces.

This was formerly possible, when communication from one island to another was rare and difficult, when there were not steamers or telegraph lines, when the regiments were formed according to the various provinces, when some provinces were cajoled by awards of privileges and honor and other were protected from the strongest. But now that the privileges have disappeared, that through a spirit of distrust the regiments have been reorganized, that the inhabitants move from one island to another, communication and exchange of impressions naturally increase, and as all see themselves threatened by the same peril and wounded in the same feelings, they clasp hands and make common cause. It is true that the union is not yet wholly perfected, but to this end the measures of good government, the vexations to which the townspeople are subjected, the frequent changes of officials, the scarcity of centers of learning, forces of the youth of all the islands to come together and begin to get acquainted. The journeys to Europe contribute not a little to tighten the bonds, for abroad the inhabitants of most widely separated provinces are impressed by their patriotic feelings, from sailors even to the wealthiest merchants, and at the sight of modern liberty and the memory of the misfortunes of their country, they embrace and call one another brothers.

In short, then, the advancement and ethical progress of the Philippines are inevitable, are decreed by fate.

The Islands cannot remain in the condition they are without requiring from the sovereign country more liberty. Mutatis mutandis. For new men, a new social order.

To wish that the alleged child remain in its swaddling clothes is to risk that it may turn against the nurse and flee, tearing away the old rags that bind it.

The Philippines, then, will remain under Spanish domination, but with more law and greater liberty, or they will declare themselves independent after steeping themselves and the mother country in blood.

As no one should desire or hope for such an unfortunate rupture, which would be an evil for all and only the final argument in the most desperate predicament, let us see by what forms of peaceful evolution the Islands may remain subjected to the Spanish authority, with the very least detriment to the rights, interests and dignity of both parties.

PART THREE: If the Philippines must remain under the control of Spain, they will necessarily have to be transformed in a political sense, for the course of their history and the needs of their inhabitants so required. This we demonstrated in the preceding article.

We also said that this transformation will be violent and fatal if it proceeds from the ranks of the people, but peaceful and fruitful if it emanates from the upper classes.

Some governors have realized this truth, and impelled by their patriotism, have been trying to introduce needed reforms in order to forestall events. But notwithstanding all that have been ordered up to the present time, they have produced scanty results, for the government as well as for the country. Even those that promised only a happy issue have at times caused injury, for the simple reason that they have been based upon unstable grounds.

We said and once more we repeat, and all will ever assert, that reforms, which have a palliative character, are not only ineffectual but even prejudicial when the government is confronted with evils that must be cured radically. And were we not convinced of the honesty and rectitude of some governors, we would be tempted to say that all the partial reforms are only plasters and salves of a physician, who, not knowing how to cure the cancer, and not daring to root it out, tries in this way to alleviate the patient’s sufferings or to temporize with the cowardice of the timid and ignorant.

All the reforms of our liberal ministers were, have been, are, and will be good -- when carried out.

When we think of them, we are reminded of the dieting of Sancho Panza in this Barataria Island. He took his seat at a sumptuous and well-appointed table “covered with fruit and many varieties of food differently prepared,” but between the wretch’s mouth and each dish the physician Pedro Rezio interposed his wand, saying, “Take it away!” The dish removed, Sancho was as hungry as ever. Truth is that the despotic Pedro Rezio gave reasons, which seem to have been written by Cervantes especially for the colonial administrations. “You must not eat, Mr. Governor, except according to the usage and custom of other islands, where there are governors.” Something was found to be wrong with each dish: one was too hot, another too moist, and so on, just like our Pedro Rezio on both sides of the sea. Great good did his cook’s skill do Sancho!

In the case of our country, the reforms take the place of the dishes, the Philippines are Sancho, while the part of the quack physician is played by many persons interested in not having the dishes touched, perhaps that they may themselves get the benefit of them.

The result is that the long suffering Sancho, or the Philippines, misses his liberty, rejects all government and ends up by rebelling against his quack physician.

In this manner, so long as the Philippines have no liberty of the press, have no voice in the Cortes to make known to the government and to the nation whether or not their decrees have been duly obeyed, whether or not these benefit the country, all the able efforts of the colonial ministers will meet the fate of the dishes in Barataria Island.

The minister, then, who wants his reforms to be reforms, must begin by declaring the press in the Philippines free and by instituting Filipino delegates.

The free press in the Philippines, because their complaints rarely ever reach the Peninsula, very rarely, and if they do they are so secret, so mysterious that no newspaper dares to publish them, or if it does reproduce them, it does so tardily and badly.

A government that rules a country from a great distance is the one that has the most need for a free press more so even than the government of the home country, if it wishes to rule rightly and fitly. The government that governs in a country may even dispense with the press (if it can), because it is on the ground, because it has eyes and ears, and because it directly observes what it rules and administers. But the government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities. To govern in any other way may also be called governing, but it is to govern badly. It amounts to pronouncing judgment after hearing only one of the parties; it is steering a ship without reckoning its conditions, the state of the sea, the reefs and shoals, the direction of the winds and currents. It is managing a house by endeavoring merely to give it polish and a fine appearance without watching the money chest, without looking after the servants and the members of the family.

But routine is a declivity down which many governments slide, and routine says that freedom of the press is dangerous. Let us see what History says: uprisings and revolutions have always occurred in countries tyrannized over, in countries where human thought and the human heart have been forced to remain silent.

If the great Napoleon had not tyrannized over the press, perhaps it would have warned him of the peril into which he was hurled and have made him understand that the people were weary and the earth wanted peace. Perhaps his genius, instead of being dissipated in foreign aggrandizement would have become intensive in laboring to strengthen his position and thus have assured it. Spain herself records in her history more revolutions when the press was gagged. What colonies have become independent while they had a free press and enjoyed liberty? Is it preferable to govern blindly or to govern with ample knowledge?

Someone will answer that in colonies with a free press, the prestige of the rulers, that prop of false governments, will be greatly imperiled. We answer that the prestige of the nation is not by abetting and concealing abuses, but by rebuking and punishing them. Moreover, to this prestige is applicable what Napoleon said about great men and their valets. Who endure and know all the false pretensions and petty persecutions of those sham gods, do not need a free press in order to recognize them; they have long ago lost their prestige. The free press is needed by the government, the government which still dreams of the prestige which it builds upon mined ground.

We say the same about the Filipino representatives.

What risks does the government see in them? One of three things, either that they will prove unruly, become political trimmers, or act properly.

Supposing that we should yield to the most absurd pessimism and admit the insult, great for the Philippines but still greater for Spain, that all the representatives would be separatists and that in all their contentions they would advocate separatist ideas; does not a patriotic Spanish majority exist there, is there not present there the vigilance of the governing powers to combat and oppose such intentions? And would not this be better than the discontent that ferments and expands in the secrecy of the home, in the huts and in the field? Certainly the Spanish people does not spare its blood where patriotism is concerned but would not a struggle of principles in parliament be preferable to the exchange of shot in swampy lands, three thousand leagues from home in impenetrable forests, under a burning sun or amid torrential rains? These pacific struggles of ideas, besides being a thermometer for the government, have the advantage of being cheap and glorious, because the Spanish parliament especially abounds in oratorical paladins invincible in debate. Moreover, it is said that the Filipinos are indolent and peaceful -- then what need for government fear? Hasn’t it any influence in the elections? Frankly speaking, it is a great compliment to the separatists to fear them in the midst of the Cortes of the nation.

Now then, if the real objection to the Filipino delegates, is that they smell like Igorots, which so disturbed in open Senate the doughty General Salamanca, then Don Sinibaldo de Mas, who saw the Igorots in person and wanted to live with them, can affirm that they will smell at worst like powder, and Señor Salamanca undoubtedly has no fear of that odor. And if this were all, the Filipinos, who there in their own country are accustomed to bathe every day, when they become representatives may give up such a dirty custom, at least during the legislative session so as not to offend the delicate nostrils of Salamanca with the odor of the bath.

It is useless to answer certain objections of some fine writers regarding the rather brown skins and faces with somewhat wide nostrils. Questions of taste are peculiar to each race. China, for example, which has four hundred million inhabitants and a very ancient civilization, considers all Europeans ugly and calls them “fankwai”, or red devils. Its taste has a hundred million more adherents than the Europeans. Moreover, if this is the question, we would have to admit the inferiority of the Latins, especially the Spaniards, to the Saxons, who are much whiter.

And so long as it is not asserted that the Spanish parliament is an assemblage of Adonises, Antoniuses, pretty boys and other like paragons, so long as the purpose of resorting thither is to legislate and not to philosophize or wonder through imaginary spheres, we maintain that the government ought not to pause at these obligations. Law has no skin nor reason nostrils.

So we see no serious reason why the Philippines may not have representatives. By their institution many malcontents would be silenced, and instead of blaming its troubles upon the government, as now happens, the country would bear them better, for it could at least complain and with its sons among its legislators, would in a way become responsible for their actions.

We are not sure that we serve the true interests of our country by asking for representatives. We know that the lack of enlightenment, the indolence, the egotism, of our fellow countrymen, and the boldness, the cunning and the powerful methods of those who wish their obscurantism, may convert reform into a harmful instrument. But we wish to be loyal to the government and we are pointing out to it the road that appears best to us so that its effort may not come to grief, so that discontent may disappear. If after so just, as well as necessary, a measure has been introduced, the Filipino people are so stupid and weak that they are treacherous to their own interests, then let the responsibility fall upon them, let them suffer all consequences. Every country gets the fate it deserves and the government can say that it has done its duty.

These are the two fundamental reforms, which properly interpreted and applied, will dissipate all clouds, assure affection toward Spain, and make all succeeding reforms fruitful. These are the reforms sine quibus non.

It is puerile to fear that independence may come thorough them. The free press will keep the government in touch with public opinion, and the representatives, if they are, as they ought to be, the best from among the sons of the Philippines, will be their hostages. With no cause for discontent, how then attempt to stir up the masses of the people?

Likewise inadmissible is the obligation offered by some regarding the imperfect culture of the majority of the inhabitants. Aside from the fact that it is not so imperfect as is averred, there is no plausible reason why the ignorant and the defective (whether through their own or another’s fault) should be denied representation to look after them and see that they are not abused. They are the very ones who most need it. No one ceases to be a man, no one forfeits his rights to civilization merely by being more or less uncultured, and since the Filipino is regarded as a fit citizen when he is asked to pay taxes or shed his blood to defend the fatherland why must this fitness be denied him when the question arises of granting him some right? Moreover, how is he to be held responsible for his ignorance, when it is acknowledged by all, friends and enemies that his zeal for learning is so great that even before the coming of the Spaniards every one could read and write, and that we now see the humblest families make enormous sacrifices to the extent of working as servants in order to learn Spanish? How can the country be expected to become enlightened under present conditions when we see all the decrees issued by the government in favor of education meet with Pedro Rezios who prevent execution whereof because they have in their hands what they call education? If the Filipino, then, is sufficiently intelligent to pay taxes, he must also be able to choose and retain the one who looks after him and his interests, with the product whereof he serves the government of his nation. To reason otherwise is to reason stupidly.

When the laws and the acts of officials are kept under surveillance, the word justice may cease to be a colonial jest. The thing that makes the English most respected in their possessions is their strict and speedy justice so that the inhabitants repose entire confidence in the judges. Justice is the foremost virtue of the civilized races. It subdues the barbarous nations, while injustice arouses the weakest.

Offices and trusts should be awarded by competition, publishing the work and the judgment thereon, so that there may be stimulus and that discontent may not be bred. Then, if the native does not shake off his indolence he can not complain when he sees all the offices filled by Castilas.

We presume that it will not be the Spaniard who fears to enter in this contest, for thus will he be able to prove his superiority by the superiority of intelligence. Although this is not the custom in the sovereign country, it should be practiced in the colonies, for the reason that genuine prestige should be sought by means of moral qualities, because the colonizers ought to be, or at least to seem, upright, honest and intelligent, just as a man stimulates virtues when he deals with a stranger. The offices and trusts so earned will do away with arbitrary dismissal and develop employees and officials capable and cognizant of their duties. The offices held by natives, instead of endangering the Spanish domination, will merely serve to assure it, for what interest would they have in converting the sure and stable into the uncertain and problematical? The native is, moreover, very fond of peace and prefers a humble present to a brilliant future. Let the various Filipinos still holding office speak in this matter, they are the most unshaken conservatives.

We could add other minor reforms touching commerce, agriculture, security of the individual and of property, education, and so on, but these are points with which we shall deal in other articles. For the present we are satisfied with the outlines and no one can say that we ask too much.

There will be lacking critics to accuse us of Utopianism: but what is Utopia? Utopia was a country imagined by Thomas Moore, wherein existed universal suffrage, religious toleration, almost complete abolition of the death penalty and so on. When the book was published these things were looked upon as dreams, impossibilities, that is Utopianism. Yet civilization has left the country of Utopia far behind, the human will and conscience have worked greater miracles, have abolished slavery and the death penalty for adultery -- things impossible for even Utopia itself!

The French colonies have their representatives. The question has also been raised in the English parliament of giving representation to the Crown colonies, for the others already enjoy some autonomy. The press there is also free. Only Spain, which in the sixteenth century was the model nation in civilization, lags far behind. Cuba and Puerto Rico, whose inhabitants do not number a third of those of the Philippines, and who have not made such sacrifices for Spain, have numerous representatives. The Philippines in the early days had theirs, who conferred with the King and Pope on the needs of the country. They had them in Spain’s critical moments, when she groaned under the Napoleonic yoke, and they did not take advantage of the sovereign country’s misfortunes like other colonies but tightened more firmly the bonds that united them to be the nation, giving proofs of their loyalty and they continued until many years later. What crime have the Islands committed that they are deprived of their rights?

To recapitulate: the Philippines will remain Spanish if they enter upon the life of law and civilization, if the rights of their inhabitants are respected, if the other rights due them are granted, if the liberal policy of the government is carried out without trickery or meanness, without subterfuges or false interpretations.

Otherwise, if an attempt is made to see in the Islands a lode to be exploited, a resource to satisfy ambitions, thus to relieve the sovereign country of taxes, killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, and shutting its ears to all cries of reasons the, however, great may be the loyalty of the Filipinos, it will be impossible to hinder the operations of the inexorable laws of history. Colonies established to subserve the policy and the commerce of the sovereign country, all eventually become independent said Bachelet, and before Bachelet, all the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Greek, Roman, English, Portuguese, and Spanish colonies have said it.

Close indeed are the bonds that unite us to Spain. Two peoples do not live for three centuries in continual contact, sharing the same lot, shedding their blood on the same fields, holding the same beliefs, worshipping the same God, interchanging the same ideas, but that ties are formed between them stronger than those engendered by affection. Machiavelli, the great reader of the human heart said: la natura degli huomini, e cosi obligarsi pe li beneficii che essi fanno come per quelli che essi ricevono (it is human nature to be bound as much by benefits conferred as by those received). All this, and more, is true but it is pure sentimentality, and in the arena of politics stern necessity and interests prevail. Howsoever much the Filipinos owe Spain, they can not be required to forego their redemption, to have their liberal and enlightened sons wander about in exile from their native land, the rudest aspirations stifled in its atmosphere, the peaceful inhabitants living in constant alarm, with the fortune of the two peoples dependent upon the whim of one man. Spain can not claim, nor even in the name of God himself, that six millions of people should be brutalized, exploited and oppressed, denied light and the rights inherent to a human being and then heap upon them slights and insults. There is no claim of gratitude that can excuse, there is not enough power in the world to justify the offenses against the liberty of the individual, against the sanctity of the home, against the laws, against peace and honor, offenses that are committed three daily. There is no divinity that can proclaim the sacrifice of our dearest affections, the sacrifice of the family, the sacrileges and wrongs that are committed by persons who have the name of God on their lips. No one can require an impossibility of the Filipino people. The noble Spanish people, so jealous of its rights and liberties, cannot bid the Filipinos to renounce theirs. A people that prides itself on the glories of the past cannot ask another, trained by it, to accept abjection and dishonor its own name!

We, who today are struggling by the legal and peaceful means of debate so understand it, and with our gaze fixed upon our ideals, shall not cease to plead our cause, withou t going beyond the pale of the law, but if violence first silences us or we have the misfortune to fall (which is possible for we are mortal) then we do not know what course will be taken by the numerous tendencies that will rush in to occupy the places that we leave vacant.

If what we desire is not realized. . .

In contemplating such an unfortunate eventuality, we must not turn away in horror, and so instead of closing our eyes we will face what the future may bring. For this purpose, after throwing the handful of dust due to Cerberus, let us frankly descend into the abyss and sound its terrible mysteries.

PART FOUR: History does not record in its annals any lasting domination exercised by one people over another, of different races, of diverse usages and customs, of opposite and divergent ideals.

One of the two had to yield and succumb. Either the foreigner was driven out, as happened in the case of Carthaginians, the Moors and the French in Spain, or else these autochthons had to give way and perish, as was the case with the inhabitants of the New World.

One of the longest dominations was that of the Moors in Spain, which lasted seven centuries. But, even though the conquerors lived in the country conquered, even though the Peninsula was broken up into small states, which gradually emerged like little islands in the midst of the great Saracen inundation and in spite of the chivalrous spirit, the gallantry and the religious toleration of the caliphs, they were finally driven out after bloody and stubborn conflicts, which formed the Spanish nation and created the Spain of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

The existence of a foreign body within another endowed with strength and activity is contrary to all natural and ethical laws. Science teaches us that it is either assimilated, destroys the organism, is eliminated or becomes encysted.

Encystment of a conquering people is possible, for it signifies complete isolation, absolute inertia, and debility in the conquering element. Encystment thus means the tomb of the foreign invader.

Now applying these considerations to the Philippines, we must conclude, as a deduction from all we have said, that if their population be not assimilated to the Spanish nation, if the dominators do not enter into the spirit of their inhabitants, if equitable laws and free and liberal reforms do not make each forget that they belong to different races, or if both peoples be not amalgamated to constitute one mass, socially and politically, homogeneous, that is, not harassed by opposing tendencies and antagonistic ideas and interests some day the Philippines will fatally and infallibly declare themselves independent. To this law of destiny can be opposed neither Spanish patriotism, nor the love of all Filipinos for Spain, not the doubtful future of dismemberment and intestine strife in the Islands themselves. Necessity is the most powerful divinity the world knows, and necessity is the resultant of physical forces set in operation by ethical forces.

We have said and statistics prove that it is impossible to exterminate the Filipino people. And even were it possible what interest would Spain have in the destruction of the inhabitants of a country she can not populate or cultivate, whose climate is to a certain extent disastrous to her? What good would the Philippines be without the Filipinos? Quite otherwise, under her colonial system and the transitory character of the Spanish who go to the colonies, a colony is so much the more useful and productive to her as it possesses inhabitants and wealth. Moreover, in order to destroy the six million Malays, even supposing them to be in their infancy and that they have never learned to fight and defend themselves, Spain would have to sacrifice at least a fourth of her population. This we commend to the notice of the partisans of colonial exploitation.

But nothing of this kind can happen. The menace is that when the education and liberty necessary to human existence are denied by Spain to the Filipinos, then they will seek enlightenment abroad, behind the mother country’s back or they will secure by hook or by crook some advantages in their country with the result that the opposition of purblind and paretic politicians will not only be futile but even prejudicial because it will convert motives for love and gratitude into resentment and hatred.

Hatred and resentment on one side, mistrust and anger on the other, will finally result in a violent terrible collision, especially when there exist elements interested in having disturbances, so that they may get something in the excitement, demonstrates their mighty power, foster lamentations and recriminations, or employ violent measures. It is to be expected that the government will triumph and be generally (as is the custom) severe in punishment, either to teach a stern lesson in order to vaunt its strength or even to revenge upon the vanquished the spells of excitement and terror that the danger caused it. An unavoidable concomitant of those catastrophes is the accumulation of acts of injustice committed against the innocent and peaceful inhabitants. Private reprisals, denunciation, despicable accusations, resentments, covetousness, the opportune moment for calumny, the haste and hurried procedure of the court martials, the pretext of the integrity of the fatherland and the safety of the state, which cloaks and justifies everything, even for scrupulous minds, which unfortunately are still rare and above all the panic-stricken timidity, the cowardice that battens upon the conquered -- all these things augment the severe measures and the number of the victims. The result is that a chasm of blood is then opened between the two peoples that the wounded and the afflicted, instead of becoming fewer, are increased, for to the families and friends of the guilty, who always think the punishment excessive and the judge unjust, must be added the families and friends of the innocent, who see no advantage in living and working submissively and peacefully. Note, too, that if severe measures are dangerous in a nation made up of homogeneous population, the peril is increased a hundred-fold when the government is formed a race different from the governed. In the former an injustice may still be ascribed to one man alone, to a governor actuated by personal malice, and with the death of the tyrant the victim is reconciled to the government of his nation. But in a county dominated by a foreign race, even the most just act of severity is construed as injustice and oppression, because it is ordered by a foreigner, who is unsympathetic or is an enemy of the country, and the offense hurts not only the victim but his entire race, because it is not usually regarded as personal and so the resentment naturally spreads to the whole governing race and does not die out with the offender.

Hence the great prudence and fine tact that should be exercised by colonizing countries, and the fact that government regards the colonies in general and our colonial office in particular, as training schools, contributes notably to the fulfillment of the great law that the colonies sooner or later declare themselves independent.

Such is the descent down which the peoples are precipitated. In proportion as they are bathed in blood and drenched in tears and gall, the colony, if it has any vitality, learns how to struggle and perfect itself in fighting while the mother country whose colonial life depends upon peace and the submission of the subjects, is constantly weakened and even though she makes heroic efforts, as her number is less and she has only a fictitious existence, she finally perishes. She is like the rich voluptuary accustomed to be waited upon by a crowd of servants toiling and planting for him and who on the day his slaves refuse him obedience, as he does not live by his own efforts, must die.

Reprisals, wrongs and suspicions on one part and on the other the sentiment of patriotism and liberty, which is aroused in these incessant conflicts, insurrections and uprisings, operate to generalize the movement and one of the two peoples must succumb. The struggle will be brief, for it will amount to a slavery much more cruel than death for the people and to a dishonorable loss of prestige for the dominator. One of the peoples must succumb.

Spain, from the number of her inhabitants, from the condition of her army and navy, from the distance she is situated from the Islands, from her scanty knowledge of them, and from struggling against a people whose love and goodwill she has alienated, will necessarily have to give way, if she does not wish to risk not only her other possessions and her future in Africa, but also her very independence in Europe. All this is at the cost of bloodshed, and crime, after mortal conflicts, murders, conflagrations, military executions, famine and misery.

The Spaniard is gallant and patriotic, and sacrifices everything in favorable moments, for his country’s good. He has the intrepidity of his bull. The Filipino loves his country no less and although he is quieter, more peaceful and with difficulty stirred up, when he is once aroused he does not hesitate and for him the struggle means death to one or the other combatant. He has all the meekness and all the tenacity and ferocity of his carabao. Climate affects bipeds in the same way that it does quadrupeds.

The terrible lessons and the hard teachings that these conflicts will have afforded the Filipinos will operate to improve and strengthen their ethical nature. The Spain of the fifteenth century was not the Spain of the eighth. With their bitter experience, instead of intestine conflicts of some islands against others, as is generally feared, they will extend mutual support, like shipwrecked persons when they reach an island after a fearful night of storm. Nor may it be said that we shall partake of the fate of the small American republics. They achieved their independence easily and their inhabitants are animated by a different spirit from what the Filipinos are. Besides the danger of falling again into other hands, English or German, for example, will force the Filipinos to be sensible and prudent. Absence of any great preponderance of one race over the others will free their imagination from all mad ambitions of domination, and as they tendency of countries that have been tyrannized over, when they once shake off the yoke, is to adopt the freest government, like a boy leaving school, like the beat of the pendulum or by a law of reaction, the Islands will probably declare themselves a federal republic.

If the Philippines secure their independence after heroic and stubborn conflicts, they can rest assured that neither England or Germany, nor France, and still less Holland will dare to take up what Spain has been unable to hold. Within a few years Africa will completely absorb the attention of the Europeans, and there is no sensible nation which, in order to secure a group of poor and hostile islands, will neglect the immense territory offered by the Dark Continent, untouched, undeveloped and almost undefended. England has enough colonies in the Orient and is not going to sacrifice her Indian Empire for the poor Philippine Islands -- if she had entertained such an intention she would not have restored Manila in 1763, but would have kept some point in the Philippines whence she might gradually expand. Moreover, what need has John Bull the trader to exhaust himself over the Philippines, when he is already lord of the Orient, when he has Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai? It is probable the England will look favorably upon the independence of the Philippines, for it will open their ports to her and afford greater freedom to her commerce. Furthermore, there exist in the United Kingdom tendencies and opinions to the effect that she already has too many colonies, that they are harmful, that they greatly weaken the sovereign country.

For the same reasons Germany will not care to run any risk, and because a scattering of her forces and a war in distant countries will endanger her existence on the continent. Thus we see her attitude, as much in the Pacific as in Africa, is confined to conquering easy territory that belongs to nobody. Germany avoids any foreign complications.

France has enough to do and see more of a future in Tongking and China, besides the fact that the French spirit does not shine in zeal for colonization. France loves glory, but the glory and laurels that grow on the battlefields of Europe. The echo from battlefields in the Fear East hardly satisfies her craving for renown, for it reaches her quite faintly. She has also other obligations, both internally and on the continent.

Holland is sensible and will be content to keep the Moluccas and Java. Sumatra offers her a greater future than the Philippines whose seas and coasts have a sinister omen for Dutch expeditions. Holland proceeds with great caution in Sumatra and Borneo, from fear of losing everything.

China will consider herself fortunate if she succeeds in keeping herself intact and is not dismembered or partitioned among the European powers that they are colonizing the continent of Asia.

The same is true with Japan. On the north side she has Russia, who envies and watches her, on the south England, with whom she is in accord even to her official language. She is, moreover, under such diplomatic pressure from Europe that she can not think of outside affairs until she is freed from it, which will not be an easy matter. True it is that she has an excess of population, but Korea attracts her more than the Philippines and is also easier to seize.

Perhaps the great American Republic, whose interests lie in the Pacific and who has no hand in the spoliation of Africa, may dream some day of foreign possession. This is not impossible, for the example is contagious, covetousness and ambition are among the strongest vices, and Harrison manifested something of this sort in the Samoan question. But the Panama Canal is not opened nor the territory of the States congested with inhabitants, and in case she should openly attempt it the European powers would not allow her to proceed, for they know very well that the appetite is sharpened by the first bites. North America would be quite a troublesome rival, if she should once get into the business. Furthermore, this is contrary to her traditions.

Very likely the Philippines will defend with inexpressible valor the liberty secured at the price of so much blood and sacrifice. With the new men that will spring from their soil and with the recollection of their past, they will perhaps strife to enter freely upon the wide road of progress, and all will labor together to strengthen their fatherland, both internally and externally, with the same enthusiasm, with which a youth falls again to tilling the land of his ancestors who long wasted and abandoned through the neglect of those who have withheld it from him. Then the mines will be made to give up their gold for relieving distress, iron for weapons, copper, lead, and coal. Perhaps the country will revive the maritime and mercantile life for which the islanders are fitted by their nature, ability and instincts, and once more free, like the bird that leaves its cage, like the flower that unfolds to the air, will recover the pristine virtues that are gradually dying out and will again become addicted to peace -- cheerful, happy, joyous, hospitable and daring.

These and many other things may come to pass within something like a hundred years, but the most logical prognostication, the prophecy based on the best probabilities, may err through remote and insignificant causes: An octopus that seized Mark Anthony’s ship altered the face of the world; a cross on Calvary and a just man nailed thereon changed the ethics of half the human race, and yet before Christ, how many just men wrongly perished and how many crosses were raised on that hill! The death of the just sanctified his work and made his teaching unanswerable. A sunken road at the battle of Waterloo buried all the glories of two brilliant decades, the whole napoleonic world, and freed Europe. Upon what chance accidents will the destiny of the Philippines depend?

Nevertheless, it is not well to trust to accident, for there is sometimes an imperceptible and incomprehensible logic in the workings of history. Fortunately, peoples as well as governments are subjects to it.

Therefore, we repeat and we will ever repeat, while there is time, and that is better to keep pace with the desire of a people than to give way before them; the former begets sympathy and love, the latter contempt and anger. Since it is necessary to grant six million Filipinos their rights, so that they may be in fact Spaniards, let the government grant these rights freely and spontaneously, without damaging reservations, without irritating mistrust. We shall never tire of repeating this while a ray of hope is left us, for we prefer this unpleasant task to the need of some day saying to the mother country: “Spain, we have sent our youth in serving thy interests in the interests of our country; we have looked to thee, we have expended the whole light of our intellects, all the fervor and enthusiasm of our hearts in working for the good of what was tine, to draw from them a glance of love, a liberal policy and that would assure us the peace of our native land and thy sway over loyal but unfortunate islands! Spain, thou hast remained deaf, and wrapped up in thy pride, hast pursued thy fatal course and accused us of being traitors, merely because we love our country because we tell thee the truth and hate all kinds of injustice. What dost thou wish us to tell our wretched country when it asks about the result of our efforts? Must we say to it that, since for it we have lost everything -- yo
          Tampere Jazz Happening 1.-4.11.2012 - Festival of the Year!   

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The first performances of Tampere Jazz Happening are on Thursday 1 November. The programme takes a head start when Rakka plays an acoustic set in the Main Library of Tampere at noon. Their actual showtime in Happening is at Telakka venue on Saturday 3 November at 10.30 pm.

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Finnish acts are also given their chances in the spotlight: the Saturday concert at Telakka, featuring Mopo, Rakka, and Fredator, will probably be sold out in advance.

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In addition to the international roster of artists, the festival welcomes 23 international journalists and jazz professionals. Music Finland invites a selection of guests to the festival as part of their music export project aimed at the United Kingdom. Other guests arrive from Russia, Japan, and North America.

The title of Festival of the Year, awarded by Finland Festivals, is also proving to be of interest. The title was given to Happening as an acknowledgement of its important role in enriching the Finnish jazz scene. 

The programme: http://www.tamperemusicfestivals.fi/jazz/en/ohjelma/

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          Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care: Recommendations Resulting From an International Workshop   
Devices and programs using digital technology to foster or support behavior change (digital interventions) are increasingly ubiquitous, being adopted for use in patient diagnosis and treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, and in primary prevention. They have been heralded as potentially revolutionizing the ways in which individuals can monitor and improve their health behaviors and health care by improving outcomes, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. However, we are still mainly in the age of promise rather than delivery. Developing and evaluating these digital interventions presents new challenges and new versions of old challenges that require use of improved and perhaps entirely new methods for research and evaluation. This article discusses these challenges and provides recommendations aimed at accelerating the rate of progress in digital behavior intervention research and practice. Areas addressed include intervention development in a rapidly changing technological landscape, promoting user engagement, advancing the underpinning science and theory, evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and addressing issues of regulatory, ethical, and information governance. This article is the result of a two-day international workshop on how to create, evaluate, and implement effective digital interventions in relation to health behaviors. It was held in London in September 2015 and was supported by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Methodology Research Programme (PI Susan Michie), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of the United States (PI Kevin Patrick). Important recommendations to manage the rapid pace of change include considering using emerging techniques from data science, machine learning, and Bayesian approaches and learning from other disciplines including computer science and engineering. With regard to assessing and promoting engagement, a key conclusion was that sustained engagement is not always required and that for each intervention it is useful to establish what constitutes “effective engagement,” that is, sufficient engagement to achieve the intended outcomes. The potential of digital interventions for testing and advancing theories of behavior change by generating ecologically valid, real-time objective data was recognized. Evaluations should include all phases of the development cycle, designed for generalizability, and consider new experimental designs to make the best use of rich data streams. Future health economics analyses need to recognize and model the complex and potentially far-reaching costs and benefits of digital interventions. In terms of governance, developers of digital behavior interventions should comply with existing regulatory frameworks, but with consideration for emerging standards around information governance, ethics, and interoperability.

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          A Socialized Medicine Death Sentence   

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Chris Gard and Connie Yates of the United Kingdom, whose 10-month-old child Charlie Gard will be “allowed to die,” a decision supposedly “in his own best interest,” as a British judge put it. According to a timeline in the Daily Mail, here is how Charlie’s story has played out. 

Charlie Gard was born a healthy baby on August 4, 2016, but at eight months the child was diagnosed with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. Charlie began to lose weight but in January 2017 his mother Connie Yates found an American doctor willing to offer Charlie a trial therapy called nucleoside.

Connie set up a website and succeeded in raising enough money to cover Charlie’s travel to America by air ambulance and the cost of the experimental treatment. But then the British legal system handed Charlie a setback. 

On April 3, 2017, a High Court judge questioned whether Connie and Chris should be allowed to take Charlie to America for treatment, and whether doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital should turn off the baby’s life-support system. On April 11, the court ruled that the doctors were in fact permitted to do so.

The decision devastated parents Connie and Chris, from Bedfont in west London and both in their thirties. They vowed to appeal and in late April, more than 110,000 people signed a petition for Prime Minister Theresa May to release Charlie from hospital so he could travel to the United States for treatment. Charlie remained in hospital and on May 25, three Court of Appeal judges ruled that doctors should end Charlie’s life-support treatment. 

Connie and Chris appealed but on June 8, three judges of the Supreme Court rejected their bid but told doctors to keep Charlie on life support for another day so the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, could consider the child’s case. On June 13 the ECHR ruled that Charlie should be kept on life support until Monday June 19. On June 27, the European court rejected the parents’ plea to intervene in the case of Charlie Gard.

As the ECHR statement put it: “Today the European Court of Human Rights has by a majority endorsed in substance the approach by the domestic courts and thus declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final.” 

According to a report by Sophie Jamieson in the Telegraph, “terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will be allowed to die after his parents lost their final legal bid to take him to the USA for specialist treatment.” 

A spokesman for the Great Ormond Street Hospital acknowledged that the verdict was “very distressing for them” and promised “every possible support.” The hospital would be in “no rush” to change Charlie’s care and “any future treatment plans will involve careful planning and discussion.”

Young Charlie may not have long to live but his tragic case is a timely primer on “single payer,” health care, often mislabeled as “socialized medicine” but in reality government monopoly health care. This arrangement supposedly respects people’s “right” to health care but as it works out, government calls the shots and the people get only what the government wants to give them. 

Despite pretensions to compassionate, universal coverage, the British government system did not cover mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Likewise, health care bosses made no effort to facilitate the alternative treatment for Charlie Guard. Connie Yates and Chris Gard did that on their own, devoting themselves to the welfare of their son. 

As they found, the system does not hold that the parents are the best judges of their own children’s interests. Government monopoly health care does not allow parents and patients to pursue independent alternatives, even if they are willing to pay for the treatments themselves. Witness the travel ban, the refusal to allow Connie and Chris to take Charlie to the USA for treatment.

Likewise, when Connie and Chris sought the nucleoside for Charlie, health care bosses said it was experimental and would not help. So the treatment was not tried and found wanting. It was found inconvenient and left untried. The victim was ten-month-old Charlie Gard. 

As Ian Tuttle observed in National Review, High Court justice Nicholas Francis proclaimed there was no “scientific basis” for the prospect that the American treatment would help Charlie. Since he would not be any better off, the judged reasoned, death was “in Charlie’s best interests” and he should be permitted “to die with dignity.” 

The case did not become a rallying cry for leftists warning that “someone will die,” if judges failed to allow the experimental treatment. After all, the left supports the kind of system in which the people get only what the government wants to give them, and independent alternatives are forbidden. 

In the United States the case drew little attention and that should come as no surprise. During a furious health care debate, and the attempt to replace the disastrous Obamacare, the old-line establishment media shun any story that might cast doubt on the kind of health care Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton want. 

On the other hand, legislators can learn a lot from ten-month-old Charlie Gard. They should reject any plan that forces the people to settle for what the government wants to give them. They should establish health care that respects human rights and enables the people to choose the care they need.


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           MANUFACTURED THEFT: A change in tone!   
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017

Conclusion—On C-Span, Rosenthal bails:
Elisabeth Rosenthal's book, An American Sickness, was released on April 10.

One week later, on April 17, Rosenthal taped an hour-long interview for After Words, the weekly C-Span program. She was interviewed by Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund.

As best we can tell, the program aired for the first time on Sunday, May 14; you can watch it here. Due to an editing error, the C-Span site mistakenly suggests that it runs two hours.

As we'll note at the end of this report, Rosenthal adopts a surprisingly narcotized tone at the start of this hour-long program. But near the end of the session, she states some facts which help explain this data set, the one you'll see nowhere else:
Per capita spending, health care, 2015
United States: $9451
Canada: $4608
France: $4407
Japan: $4150
United Kingdom: $4003
Why does a year of health care cost twice as much in this country as it does everywhere else? Our results are no better than theirs!

Why does our health care cost so much? That's a deeply foundational question for our clownish American governance. Near the end of her hour on C-Span, Rosenthal partly explains.

At the start of the exchange in question, Blumenthal tees her up. "You have some pretty striking things to say about hospitals as non-profits," he says. "Could you elaborate on that a little bit?"

"I'm probably going to make a few enemies in business here," Rosenthal says as she starts her reply.

This happens near the 50-minute mark. We're going to guess that she may have lost a few friends, based on what she eventually said.

Rosenthal started her response with a bit of soft soap. She said she hates the fund-raising letters she gets after trips to the hospital.

Eventually, though, she took us where the rubber hits the road. Warning! Information ahead:
ROSENTHAL (4/17/17): What are hospitals doing? Do they feel like charities? Do they feel like they're serving a community? I recommend that everyone look at the 990 tax form of their local hospital. Look how much the executives are paid.

The highest paid executive in most cities is the CEO of the local hospital.
And you know, I don't want anyone going broke on health care. I don't think you have to take a vow of poverty. But I don't think most hospitals need the top twenty administrators paid over a million dollars a year.

And when they say, "Oh, health care is really complicated," my immediate answer is, "Yeah, well the Ford Foundation is really complicated too, and it operates in ninety countries, and the CEO of the Ford Foundation doesn't make nearly as much as the 15th administrator at a local hospital in New Jersey." So I think that's a kind of false narrative.
Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow! Is she allowed to say that?

The CEO of the Ford Foundation makes far less money than the fifteenth highest-paid administrator at your local hospital?

Your local hospital may be paying million-dollar salaries to twenty different administrators? Can these claims be true?

We don't know if those claims are true. But that's what Elisabeth Rosenthal said—and when she did, Blumenthal offered no challenge or contradiction.

With those statements, the street-fighting author of the new book, An American Sickness, had returned to the form she displays in her book. Assuming her statements were reasonably accurate, we'd learned about one of the factors which explain the remarkable data we've posted above.

More significantly, we'd been exposed to one of the reasons why we can't provide universal health care in this country. Beyond that, we'd been exposed to one of the reasons why we can't seem to get control of our federal budgets.

We'd been exposed to one of the factors which led the author of An American Sickness to describe our health care system as she does in her book's opening pages—as a "slow-moving heist" performed by an "extractive industry" which exposes patients to "medical extortion."

If you plan to pay salaries like that, you'll have to perform some extortions. According to Rosenthal, the leading extortionist in your community may be that CEO!

For ourselves, we were surprised by what Rosenthal said. We don't think we've ever heard anyone discuss the size of those salaries.

Equally surprising is this:

By apparent common agreement, remarkable facts like those are essentially never discussed by our major news orgs. Despite her fiery progressive views, Rachel Maddow doesn't mention such facts on her corporate "cable news" show, for which she's paid ten million dollars by her corporate owners.

You'll rarely hear such facts discussed in our biggest, most famous newspapers, even when we're all pretending to discuss our American health care.

You won't be exposed to such facts, and you won't be exposed to the data they generate. The New York Times would voluntarily cease to publish before it would show you this:
Per capita spending, health care, 2015
United States: $9451
France: $4407
Five thousand dollars, per person per year, disappears in our health system! You aren't encouraged to know.

How does such group silence work? Twelve years ago, in 2005, Paul Krugman tried to put such data in play in a series of columns in the Times. For one of those columns, click here.

Everyone else ignored what he wrote! The topic is AWOL, missing-in-action from our discussions today.

Decades ago, an explanation was offered for this remarkable type of group silence. Chomsky and Herman referred to this type of systemwide silence as a way of generating "manufactured consent."

What is manufactured consent? The leading authority on the topic offers this capsule account. Note the "self-censorship" function:
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, proposes that the mass communication media of the U.S. "are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function, by reliance on market forces, internalized assumptions, and self-censorship, and without overt coercion", by means of the propaganda model of communication. The title derives from the phrase "the manufacture of consent," employed in the book Public Opinion (1922), by Walter Lippmann (1889–1974).

Chomsky credits the origin of the book to the impetus of Alex Carey, the Australian social psychologist, to whom he and co-author E. S. Herman dedicated the book. Four years after publication, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media was adapted to the cinema as Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), a documentary presentation of the propaganda-model of communication, the politics of the mass-communications business, and a biography of Chomsky.
Everybody knows that this theory has to be crazy and nuts. And yet, Krugman's attempt to introduce this topic crashed and burned in 2005. Today, the data we've shown you are relentlessly disappeared, despite their obvious centrality to the endemic failures of our clownish federal governance.

The data set we've posted is an astonishing data set. It's true that our journalists aren't real bright, but even they can surely see the remarkable strangeness of those data, and the relevance of the fact that so much money—$5000 per person per year!—is disappearing (being extracted) from our health care "system."

That said, Rachel would jump off the Golden Gate Bridge before she'd discuss such a topic. Rosenthal, who wrote this "important book," has never appeared on MSNBC, our allegedly liberal cable.

(You've also never seen education expert Diane Ravitch on your liberal channel. A few years back, she became the liberal rage. But despite their fiery progressive views, people like Rachel don't discuss the experiences of black kids in our public schools. Nor do they discuss the looting of our health care "system," which lines the pockets of people like the corporate bosses who own them.)

Everyone can invent his own reasons for the group silence of which we speak. Why don't our major newspapers present and explore those remarkable data?

We can imagine various reasons. But you are never going to see that obvious question discussed.

Chomsky spoke of manufactured consent, attributing it to a form of propaganda. In this case, we'd say the practice leads to manufactured theft.

The theft comes from our health care system. It explains why we, among all developed nations, are still clownishly unable to provide universal health care.

As we close, let's note an unfortunate point. A very potent group dynamic seems to encourage major players to conform to this silence.

Right out of the gate in her new book, Rosenthal breaks all the rules. Using the language of corporate crime, she describes our health care system as a series of extortions and heists.

We were surprised when we purchased her book and encountered this tone. We were surprised because we'd already seen her on that C-Span program.

Near the end of that hour, Rosenthal gets a snootful and talks about hospital salaries. But at the start of that hour-long program, she and Blumenthal seemed to be speaking the clubby language which manufactures consent in this world.

Before three minutes are gone, Blumenthal lets the viewer know that he and Rosenthal share the old school tie from Harvard Medical School. He proceeds to let Rosenthal explain that her new book won't bore the reader with lots of diagrams and charts.

(Or with a single presentation of that data set!)

Finally, near the nine-minute mark, Blumenthal gets to the serious questions. He asks Rosnethal to explain what the basic problem is. What is "the American sickness?" he asks.

The basic problem is "high prices and unaffordable health care," Rosenthal says. "I don't think anyone—Republican, Democrat independent, libertarian—would disagree with that."

It seems to us that she was already putting a shine on the matter. But Blumenthal proceeded to ask what the source of this problem is.

How did we come to have crazy high prices? Amazingly, this is what Rosenthal said, around the ten-minute mark:
BLUMENTHAL: And how did we get to those high prices? What's the diagnosis?

ROSENTHAL: Well, this is where the kind of history of present illness, you know, kind of has to spool itself out. And I think what I realized as I was digging into that is, this is kind of a classic case of, you know, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
"This is kind of a classic case of the road to Hell is paved with good intentions?" Before we ever looked at her book, that's what we'd heard her say.

It's very hard to read Rosenthal's book and think that's the story you're hearing. But the C-Span interview goes on at some length in this tapioca vein.

At the 50-minute mark, we finally hear about those seven-figure salaries. Still, we never see the data set which defines the extent of the looting created by the extortions and heists and Rosenthal cites in her book.

"It's nice to be nice," a sage once said. Rosenthal's book isn't "nice." It traffics in a horrible truth, one you won't learn from Rachel or Lawrence or their slippery millionaire pals.

Rosenthal's book isn't "nice" at all. That's why it's going undiscussed. That seems to be why the people we love won't let her new book be important.


          Miss Mundo 1967: Madeleine Hartog Bell   
Nació en Camaná, Arequipa. Después de ser la semifinalista de Miss Universe en 1967, ella fue la ganadora de Miss Mundo en Londres, Reingo Unido después en el mismo año. Madeleine ahora reside en Florida, actualmente casa y con una sóla hija.
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          Are There any Limits to U.S. Hypocrisy?   

Are There any Limits to U.S. Hypocrisy?

Having ordered the attack on the al-Shayrat air field near the western Syrian city of Homs, U.S. President Donald Trump knew that the Syrian government hadn’t used any chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun. At the same time the current U.S. administration was making every effort to develop an information campaign against Damascus.
This was reported by Welt am Sonntag, a German Sunday newspaper. An American investigative journalist and political writer Seymour Hersh stressed that actually the Syrian Air Force had targeted a two-story building, where extremists from various terrorist groups held meetings. According to Hersh, a bomb, dropped by the Syrian aircraft in Khan Shaykhun, caused a number of detonations. The explosion led to the formation of a cloud of noxious vapour. Washington was knowledgeable about that.
The attack became an ideal occasion for the U.S. to make further accusations against Damascus. After a short time, the world media started to spread staged footage and photos from Khan Shaykhun. Those materials showed injured people, who were allegedly dying in a suspected sarin chemical attack.
Permanent representatives of a number of Western countries to the UN also made every effort to put all responsibility for the incident on the Syrian government, headed by President Bashar al-Assad. Thus, Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, at a Security Council meeting even showed photos, allegedly proving the ‘crimes’ of the Syrian authorities against Syrians.
In addition, the U.S., France, Britain proposed the UN SC draft several resolutions on the Syrian gas attack. The documents were aimed to provide an international investigation with flight plans and logs, the names of all helicopter squadron commanders and to provide access to air bases where investigators believe attacks using chemicals were launched.
It also should be mentioned that despite Syria’s readiness to cooperate with the specialists from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), an official investigation into the incident in Khan Shaykhun has not been launched yet. Moreover, Western countries continue to expand sanctions against Syria to escalate the economic situation in the country and drag it into an endless war.
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According to many Syrian experts, it is possible that the world will soon become aware of the United States’ participation in other major scandals and incidents in Syria.
Anna Jaunger is a freelance journalist from Inside Syria Media Center Read other articles by Anna.

          How the other half live !   

To me Children are like Elephants, I like them but I don’t want one of my own, so I don’t see why I should have to play any part in recycling, or endure cars fitted with stop start technology to lower their CO2 emissions, in order to save the Planet for future generations. I’m 55 and I don’t want kids, my philosophy is that “it’s better to burn out than to fade away” so if the Earth explodes in another 10 years that’s ok by me.

Any future generation will not be of my doing (On purpose) so If you have kids then it should be your responsibility to preserve the Earth’s resources for your off springs – it’s you who should be made to drive round in a Silent electric car, and separate your bottles and cans in different bins, in fact if you have more than 2 kids you should be made to separate my recycling too.

 I like the sound of a finely tuned engine so I should be allowed to chose a V12 if I want – why should I be made to feel guilty driving a gas guzzler just so that you lot can keep reproducing? That’s my opinion and I am entitled to it but the reality is that having to go to the petrol station fills me with dread, I hate standing in a big pool of some dirty truckers spilled diesel, and the older I get, the less appealing driving a car that will pass everything on the road except a fuel station becomes.

I don’t need a car that will go from 0 to “Dearly beloved we are gathered here today” in 2.5 seconds,  I appreciate Super Cars like Art Lovers would a Picasso, whoops bad example his paintings are shit. Supercars are usually synonymous with enhanced bodywork, huge spoilers high maintenance costs, a demand for constant attention, and a tendency to be a bit temperamental; actually I suppose that could describe the Babe usually found adorning the passenger seat too.
A couple of years ago I spent a short time working for a Supercar Dealer and I really enjoyed it, we had some amazing cars in stock and I got to meet some great and interesting people, we had customers calling from all over the world, one even asked me to fly out to an island just off the coast of Japan to value a “One Off” car that he wanted to part exchange against a Bentley that we had in stock, he said he would put me up in the “Lake House” It sounded very tempting however we sold the Bentley to a customer that was already on the go, having too many customers can sometimes be as frustrating as not having any!

Selling Supercars was totally different than the everyday grind that I was used to, It soon became clear that the Market was extremely buoyant and is not really affected by the economic climate of the United Kingdom, as somebody from another Country that’s doing OK just rings up and says “I’ll transfer the money and send a transporter to pick it up”.




I had come from selling “Bread and Butter” cars and to say that I had been having a hard time was an understatement. So when my new Boss in all seriousness asked me if I knew anything about “This Recession that they kept talking about on the news” he really struck a nerve, I looked at him in disbelief, then covered my face with my hands and shook my head from side to side, I was speechless, I just thought to myself, “Almighty God, how the other half live!”

My Boss had been on at me to go home in different cars so that I could learn about them, 30 years ago I would have been sat in the driver’s seat of a Ferrari or Lambo before he finished his sentence, but to be honest our customers knew what they wanted already and telephone conversations usually started with “Have you still got” followed by “Can I pay for it with my debit card ?”

I don’t really like driving cars that don’t belong to me and if I have to I am ultra careful, going home in a £150,000 Lamborghini would just keep me awake worrying about it. One night my old faithful Mercedes C270 CDi let me down and wouldn’t start, so out of courtesy I rang to ask my Boss for permission to use a car for the night, he said “Course you can, you deserve a treat take anything you want” I was spoiled for choice, we had a showroom full of Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches, and Bentleys.

We were all going out that night so when I pulled up at the venue in the £2500 Vauxhall Meriva 1.3 that we had part exed against an old BMW, My Boss saw me, he looked at me in disbelief, covered his face with his hands, shook his head from side to side, and although he didn’t say anything, I could tell what he was thinking,
 “Allah Almighty how the other half live!

          Barrie Crampton #pinitforwarduk   

Thanks for the Intro Nick @ www.bainser.com and fellow Pinner http://pinterest.com/bainser

Hi, my name is Barrie and I am addicted to Pinterest :-) , I’m a 55 year old, extremely cynical Car Dealer from the United Kingdom who has a tendency to “think outside the box” I also write a blog http://bccars.blogspot.co.uk 

I am probably not your average “pinner”, so I was little surprised when out of the blue I was invited to the UK pre launch #pinitforwarduk party and asked to share my thoughts regarding Pinterest. Initially I jumped at the chance, but now it’s time to do it, I’m kind of wishing I hadn’t because I don’t know where to begin, or for that matter where to end.  

Pinterest has become an invaluable resource to me, it has transformed the way I work, and use my computers and Iphone, I could go on forever about its benefits. First and foremost, Pinterest is my antidote button to being negged out by the World News, it has both a motivational and inspirational effect on me. I can tell you that logging on to Pinterest, where I see a new constantly updating collection of all my favourite things and places, gives me, pleasure, new hopes, dreams, ideas and aspirations every single day, sure I can’t afford most of them but I do enjoy looking. 

As you will see if you visit my boards http://pinterest.com/barriecramptonI have rather diverse interests, and hobbies, they range from, Classic Cars, Super Cars, Harley Davidson Motor Cycles, Power Boats, Men’s Fashion, Guns, Gadgets, Fine Dining, California, Sorrento, and looking for new exotic places to holiday. They are all catered for in abundance on Pinterest. 

It’s said that a picture paints a thousand words and that’s certainly true when you’re searching for something on the internet. Pinterest is the equivalent of having your own in house army of researcher’s, who are all working tirelessly to help you. In my opinion a Pinterest “Search” is infinitely superior to “Googling” . I find what I want, not what Google want me to, or what someone’s paid them to put in front of me in a sponsored link. 

I look through my search specific Pin - ctures till I see one that catches my eye. I don’t have to trawl through all the spurious “Expert” pages that Google dredges up, the best information has been filtered out for me by a brethren of “Expert Pinners”, I’m normally no more than 2 clicks away from the web site that I need, and it's linked directly by a great picture. 

Try it yourself, search for something you like, click on a picture, then click on “Visit Website” there it’s that simple. For reference to the site in future you just click “Pin it” and attach it to one of your “Boards” that way you have your own organised link and visual reminder to the site/information. 

There are so many uses for Pinterest, for instance I have made a board that recreates the “Favourite Websites” on my computer using “Pins” as quick links and bookmarks http://pinterest.com/barriecrampton/favourite-websites, previously if there was no “clue” in the sites Domain Name, I usually had absolutely no idea where the links would take me, or why on earth I thought it was important enough to save in my favourites.  

To overcome this problem I've linked the web addresses that I use to a logo or picture as a visual reminder of what it is, now I don’t have to waste my time clicking on them all till I find the one I wanted :-). Simply by logging on to my Pinterest account I can use my “Favourite Websites” from my Windows PC, my Mac, my Works PC, my Laptop, My I Pad, or the nearest computer to hand, instead of trying to remember, or having to Google them. 

I am not the most Dexterous person in the world as I have hands like a bunch of bananas, now you may be thinking “that’s very unfortunate Baz but what’s it got to do with me or Pinterest? Well unless you have a “Freaks of Nature Board” not much, but it does mean that if I open the “Pinterest” App on my IPhone, then my ”Favourite Websites” board, I can immediately click on the site I want, instead of having to squint at an unbelievable small address bar that I can hardly see, and then try to type a domain name on a keyboard where one of my fingers obscures 4 of its characters.  

Pinterest is constantly being updated and improved and a recent addition is the option to create “Secret Boards”, these can be “For your eyes only” or you can share them with people you choose to invite. Now I’m sure they can and will be put to many other uses, but I am going to make some “Secret Boards” that I will be able to access from my smart phone or from any computer anywhere in the world for the following purposes. 


My first “Secret Board” will for reasons that will become obvious my “Twin Tower or 4 Minute Warning Board” it will have pictures of the people I hold dear, photographs that have captured the joyous occasions, and the way I was feeling, with those people and at those special and sometimes surreal moments in time, moments that have documented and defined my journey through life, and still bring a smile to my face whenever I recall them.  

Specifically with this board in mind I have suggested to the Powers that be at Pinterest that they should add a slideshow function, and although I use Pinterest primarily for fun, when I find myself far away from home or If I am ever caught in a situation like the people who perished in 911, I want to be able to remember the good times ! (automated and randomly shuffled if possible guys).


On my second “Secret Board” I will keep Important contacts, plumbers, electricians, builders, bank, house insurer, car insurer, building society, restaurants, takeaways, decorator, gardener, garage, mechanic, body shop, tyre fitter, hairdresser, etc, etc, I will link a picture,  to their web site, and in the description section type their contact name, postal address, postcode, email address, policy number, renewal date, and telephone number, http://pinterest.com/barriecrampton/address-book  it would be great if Pinterest could recognise telephone numbers like it does with “prices” and allow you to dial them with just a click, but I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before they introduce this too.


On my third  “Secret Board I will keep copies of my driving licence, passport, holiday insurance, travel documents, car insurance, car recovery and breakdown policy, MOT, Vehicle Log Books, Guarantees, Certificates,  Invoices, Decree Nisi, Birth Certificate,


Thanks to Pinterest never again will I be asked for a telephone number, address or information from a document that I don’t instantly have access to, even if I had forgotten the original and left it at home in a drawer.  

My life is in order now, and I can get on with enjoying it ! 

If you’re not a Pinner, start now you won’t regret it! www.pinterest.com 

Happy Pinning Everyone and keep a look out for the next #pinitforwarduk blogger Lem Bingley from http://www.greenmotor.co.uk/ if you want to follow his Pinterest account its http://pinterest.com/greenmotor 

As for me I’m Barrie Crampton  http://pinterest.com/barriecrampton/


Barrie Crampton


          Dog Breeds for Hunting Rabbits and the Beagle Dog Breed   

Hunting and the Beagle


The best dog breeds for hunting rabbits are any member of the hunting dog group with a good nose for scenting game and a willingness and ability to follow a scent trail without becoming distracted. If you are not sure which dog breeds are classified as gun dogs, we recommend that you go to one of the Kennel Club web sites such as the American Kennel Club, the United Kingdom Kennel Club or the Canadian Kennel Club. On each of these sites they hold lists of the breeds recognized within the category for your information.



Before we start to talk on this subject we would like to remind all US hunters that when using shotguns are only federally approved nontoxic shot is allowed. Always obtain appropriate landowner and/or tenant permission to shoot, and the always observe the shooting season which may apply within the region.



A Patterdale Terrier Goes Down a Rabbit Hole for the First Time







Rabbit hunting can be enjoyable and becomes an essential duty when rabbit numbers on any land holding exceed sensible numbers, plus it isn't a complicated sport. It can really be as simple as a quiet walk with any of the dog breeds for hunting rabbits, your old single-shot and a pocketful of shells. With rabbit hunting is also going to have to be a bit of luck if you are in the right place and the bunny will run by you. Assuming you know what you are doing there will be rabbits around you, and it is the dog that should be able to sniff them out where, hopefully they are lying low away from their burrows.



By the way, apart from potentially bagging some rabbit for the pot, rabbit hunting is also a good way to introduce new hunters or youngsters to the outdoors. Rabbit hunting is a fairly safe sport. However, it is imperative that to remain a safe sport that certain safety rules be adhered to without exception. Make sure you know those rules before you start.



Now here is a tip. Dog breeds for hunting rabbits and humans both miss rabbits which are holding tight (playing dead) in their hidden position even when in close proximity. Moving more slowly and performing a more thorough search of the area is the best tactic and in the end is likely to flush a rabbit and provide a shot. Dogs are helpful if you have them, but not entirely necessary. You'll probably see more rabbits with them, than without, but depending on the dog, you may not be able to take shots if the dog is too close. Hunting accident statistics clearly indicate that most accidents occur as a result of mistaking another hunter for game.



When did rabbit hunting with selected dog breeds for hunting rabbits first start? Dogs of this type were taken to Rome and may have been imported to Roman Britain. Small hounds are mentioned in the Forest Laws of Canute which exempted them from the ordinance which commanded that all dogs capable of running down a stag should have one foot mutilated.



Where are the rabbits most likely to be found? The best advice is to seek out either evergreen bushes or other vegetation that forms thick enough tangles to provide significant cover, even without its foliage.



The rabbit hunting seasons open in some countries on the first of September and runs through to the end of March allowing seven months of rabbit hunting.



Of all the dog breeds for hunting rabbits Beagles are specially trained hounds that rely exclusively on their smell to chase and kill rabbits, and bringing a pack along with you on your hunting sessions will surely make a difference. However, no pack of beagles, no matter how well trained and experienced, will do the whole hunt because you, as hunter, have to play your essential role in the final success.



The Beagle is a popular family pet as they are known for their affection and loyalty. They can be good playmates for children and get along well with other pets and younger puppies Bred for their independence, the Beagle should not be allowed off-leash because they have a tendency to wander.



The Beagle is a small scent hound, bred to track rabbit and hare while the hunter follows on foot. They are short coated and usually a sturdy little hound. The Beagle is considered one of the oldest breeds in history and perhaps one of the closest original breeds of hound. The breed's popularity further increased during the reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I.



Steve Evans is constantly amused and delighted by what he reads and hears about the joy so many Hunting Dog Breeds bring to people, which moves him to write great articles for his web site the Dog Breeds Blog.
          Intellectual Property Attorney / Intellectual Property - Litigation Attorney in Farnham, United Kingdom (General) - UK-Farnham   
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          For sale - Mercedes W202 C-class seatbelt anchor ( front ) -... - £ 10   
Anchor SY7, United Kingdom
Mercedes W202 C-class seatbelt anchor ( front ) Part No. A_202_860_7569 As new still in bag. Never been fitted to car. Check part no. first as may not fit earlier C Class models.
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz E Class - € 15250   

Botley SO30, United Kingdom
E350 cdi blueefficiency sport Auto, Black, 2011, 3000cc, Diesel, Automatic, Estate, 60500 miles, Anti-Lock Brakes,Climate Control,Alarm,Leather Upholstery,Power-Assisted Steering,Air Bag Driver,Traction Control System,Parking Aid (Front/Rear),Immobiliser,Seats Split Rear,Electric Windows (Front/Rear),Central Door Locking (Remote),Adjustable Steering Column/Wheel (Rake/Reach),Head Restraints (Front/Rear),Air Bag Knee (...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz C Class - € 10995   

Cardiff CF23, United Kingdom
C 220 cdi Saloon se Automatic, White, 2012, 2100cc, Diesel, Automatic, Saloon, 36532 miles, 1 Previous Owner, 7G-Tronic Plus automatic with tipfunction & speedtronic cruise control,Becker map pilot (parts invoice 412.50), - Used Mercedes Benz C Class second hand used car bargains for sale
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz G Class - € 25990   

Keymer BN6, United Kingdom
G Wagon ge Automatic, Gold, 1988, 2700cc, Petrol, Automatic, Estate, 93000 miles, 1988 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon 280ge Petrol Automatic 7 Seats. 93.000 Miles, with some service History. Finished in Cashmere Gold, with Quilted Black Leather Interior and fitted with 22 Alloy Wheels. 2 X Twin amg Sports Exhausts., This is a very rare estate, with an unusual ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz C Class - € 10988   

West Halton DN15, United Kingdom
...Edition 125 5dr Auto, White, 2011, 2100cc, Diesel, Automatic, Estate, 105144 miles, 2 Previous Owners, Mercedes-Benz C Class 2.1 C250 cdi blueefficiency Sport Edition 125 7G-Tronic 5dr2011 (61 reg), Estate105,000 milesautomatic2143ccdieselall wheels refurbed and 4 new tyres recently fitted,Upgrades - dab Digital Radio Tuner, Heated Front Seats, Memory Package, Metallic Paint - Diamond White, Excellent bodywork, Interior - ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz C Class - € 8290   

Roxby DN15, United Kingdom
C250 cdi blueefficiency Elegance 5dr Auto, Silver, 2010, 2100cc, Diesel, Automatic, Estate, 86456 miles, 2 Previous Owners, stunning estate,rare manual gearbox,new clutch march 2017, Next mot due ... , Last serviced on ... at 84,670 miles, Full service history, Excellent bodywork, Black Full leather interior - Excellent Condition, Tyre condition Excellent, Automatic Climate Control - Two - Zone with Dust Filter and ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz A Class - € 15000   

Coity CF35, United Kingdom
A 180 cdi Sport Manual, Grey, 2015, 1500cc, Diesel, Manual, Hatchback, 36494 miles, Rain-sensing wipers,6-speed manual,Cruise control with Speedtronic variable speed limiter,Roof liner fabric black,Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors,Anti-theft warning system and immobiliser,Technical modifications (05),Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection,eu5 emission standard,Sport,17 bi-colour ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz C Class - € 1888   

Roxby DN15, United Kingdom
C200 cdi se 3dr Auto, Blue, 2003, 2100cc, Diesel, Automatic, Coupe, 114563 miles, Mercedes-Benz C Class 2.1 C200 cdi se 2dr1,988very clean C200 with pan roof2003 (53 reg), Coupe114,563 milesautomatic2148ccdieselgood mot all advisories on last test completed., Upgrades - Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Next mot due ... , Last serviced on ... at 114,206 miles, Excellent bodywork, Interior - Excellent ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz C Class - € 12995   

West Halton DN15, United Kingdom
...blueefficiency Sport 5dr Auto, Silver, 2012, 1800cc, Petrol, Automatic, Estate, 38506 miles, 2 Previous Owners, Mercedes-Benz C Class 1.8 C180 blueefficiency Sport 7G-Tronic 5dr12,995full dealer history2012 (12 reg), Estate38,506 milesautomatic1796ccpetrolsuperb spec,paddle shift,electric tailgate, Next mot due ... , Last serviced at 30,260 miles, Full dealership history, Parktronic - Front and Rear, with Advanced Parking Guidance, ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz E Class - € 21695   

Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7, United Kingdom
2.1 E220 cdi bluetec amg Line (Premium) 7G-Tronic Plus 2dr (start/stop) Au, Black, 2015, 2100cc, Diesel, Manual, Coupe, 12536 miles, 1 Previous Owner, Electric Windows (4) - One-Touch Opening and Closing Including Obstruction sensorsamg Floor matsradio Single cd/dvd, Emergency Call System and Access to Internet, Integrated wlan Hotspot for Onboard Access of wlan-Enabled devicesmulti - ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz C Class - € 15994   

West Midlands, United Kingdom
C220 cdi blueefficiency amg Sport Plus 4dr Auto, Silver, 2013, 2100cc, Diesel, Automatic, Saloon, 38000 miles, Cruise Control, Green Tinted Glass, Headlight Wash System, Rear Head Restraints, Remote Central Locking, Sports Seats, Trip Computer, Space Saver Spare Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Front And Rear Door Pockets, Body Colour Door Handles, Body Colour Bumpers, Automatic Headlights, Front Side Airbags, ...
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          For sale - Mercedes-Benz 300E-24 70,000 miles, 3 previous owners - £ 6495   

Northampton NN3, United Kingdom
...miles, 3 previous owners Low owners, Full service history, Stunning condition £6,495.00 Make Mercedes-Benz Model 300 Year 1992 Transmission -- Fuel Petrol Engine Size 2,962 ccm Mileage 70,000 Miles Emission class -- This lovely Mercedes E300 has only had 3 previous owners and comes with a full service history. The exterior is finished in metallic black and ...
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          For sale - Mercedes Benz clc - € 5995   

Newton Abbot TQ12, United Kingdom
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          For sale - Mercedes-Benz 190C Saloon, Fin Tail - £ 14750   

Reading RG7, United Kingdom
Mercedes-Benz 190C Saloon, Fin Tail £14,750.00 Make Mercedes-Benz Model other Year 1965 Transmission Automatic Fuel Petrol Engine Size 1,897 ccm Mileage 55,190 Miles Emission class -- In lovely original condition .Much history,even the original Registration Book from back in 1965.The car is kept in our showroom ,please contact us or simply pop ...
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          For sale - 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230sl W113 Pagoda. Hard & soft top - £ 87950   

Reading RG7, United Kingdom
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          For sale - 2010 Mercedes-Benz cls 3.0 cls350d cdi Grand... - £ 9989   

Harlow CM20, United Kingdom
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          For sale - 2007 Mercedes-Benz M Class 3.5 ml350 Sport suv 5dr... - £ 9489   

Harlow CM20, United Kingdom
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          For sale - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280sl Auto W107 - £ 29950   

Reading RG7, United Kingdom
...Benz 280sl Auto W107 Stunning condition all around, and low mileage £29,950.00 Make Mercedes-Benz Model 280 Year 1983 Transmission Automatic Fuel Petrol Engine Size 2,746 ccm ...of any wear and tear This car has an incredible log of service history that dates back to the early 80s! Always maintained by Mercedes dealers from new, apart of ... ...
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          For sale - Mercedes-Benz 280se 4.5 - £ 27950   

Reading RG7, United Kingdom
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          For sale - Mercedes-Benz M-Class ml250 bluetec amg sp, Black,... - £ 23990   
Liverpool L6, United Kingdom
Family run business with over 40 years experience,buy with peace of mind.
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          Trackfiles Episode 35 - October 29, 2011   

In this episode, a BC cacher gets an award, a new children's book on caching, the CBC goes caching and a town's caching promo video. This plus a YouTube video featuring caching and NASCAR, upcoming events and Podcast Rewind.
Visit show sponsor Landsharkz.
Links in Show:
CBC.ca - The Afternoon Edition - Who's up for Geocaching?
RightCoast: "Geocaching" For The Town Of Ocean City, Maryland
Rock Hill teacher writes children's book on geocaching - CharlotteObserver.com
Ben and the Geocache Treasure by Heather Gregory
Announcing the October "Featured Geocacher of the Month" - Latitude 47
GEOCACHING CAR CRASH! - YouTube
GC34JP6 Come and Join us (again)!! (Event Cache) in Islas Canarias, Spain created by The Creepy Crawlies
GC342RN Firework Flash Mob (Event Cache) in Southern England, United Kingdom created by Saw67
GC36ABF Don't Be Early (Event Cache) in Alabama, United States created by just B0B
GC35QH6 Arkansas meets Missouri (Event Cache) in Missouri, United States created by woodwalker9 and mathseeker
GC3573R KACHE 4 (Event Cache) in Ontario, Canada created by Kilroy returns, Bluesaway & KBHalf
Cache-A-Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
Geotalk
          Trackfiles Episode 30 - May 7, 2011   

In this episode, I have a look at two areas using Geo Tourism. One is starting and one is well established. Also, there's a television report and a quick peek at the new Geocaching website. This plus upcoming events and Podcast Rewind.
Visit show sponsor Landsharkz.
Links is Show:
GC2TK5M The Doctor Who Series: The Second Doctor (Multi-cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by Time Lord Icenrye with Time Lord Cecil-EGC
GC2R1VF Doctor Who Series: Finale (Unknown Cache) in Indiana, United States created by Time Lord Cecil-EGCM & his crack team of Minions
GC2RKZ0 We'd Like to Meet You (Event Cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by Hobo and Miss
Desoto Times Tribune - Modern day treasure hunt
Modern Day "Treasure Hunt" Gaining Popularity in Valley
Preview of Geocaching.com May 4th Website Release - Latitude 47
Gold Country GeoTourism Program
YouTube - Gold Country GeoTourism
GC2V5VC Outdoor Cacher Event (Event Cache) in Bayern, Germany created by sammy84 + quadgary
GC2M2WK First Campout of Summer (Event Cache) in Northern Scotland, United Kingdom created by Will & Carol
GC2QDEE We Want To See More In Seymour (Event Cache) in Indiana, United States created by dorothy&scarecrow
GC2M125 3rd Annual Brunch in Buford: Population 1 (Event Cache) in Wyoming, United States created by Team SCR
GC2VFPW Breakfast At The Red Rooster (Event Cache) in New Brunswick, Canada created by ynds
GC2TJXC N.R.G. Celtic Lunch (Event Cache) in Ontario, Canada created by N.R.G.
Cache-A-Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
Twin Cities Geocaching Podcast
          Trackfiles Episode 29 - April 30, 2011   
In this episode, I have a look at some government sponsored caching and the latest iPhone controversy. Also, there's a rather difficult cache featured in the YouTube segment. This plus events and Podcast Rewind.

Visit show sponsor Landsharkz.

Links in Show:
GC2TK5M The Doctor Who Series: The Second Doctor (Multi-cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by Time Lord Icenrye with Time Lord Cecil-EGC
GCPYGP Power To The Cachers! (Traditional Cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by Icenrye
Environment Canada - About Environment Canada - Canadian Environment Week Geocaching Contest
Environment Canada - About Environment Canada - GPS Coordinates for Geocaching Contest
Geocaching catching on as hobby in area - Park Rapids Enterprise - Park Rapids, Minnesota
Geocaching: The Good Side of Location Tracking - News & Opinion - PCMag.com
Geocaching Site Maintenance
Secret footage of new Groundspeak server
YouTube - Only for the Die Hards
GC2MDMZ 2011 AYOPC: Only for the Die Hards (Traditional Cache) in Iowa, United States created by The NVG
GC2PBYR International Flash Event "Springtime in Paris" (Event Cache) in Île-de-France, France created by WhiteFriar
GC2N0NN Rendezvous (Event Cache) in Kalmar, Sweden created by Himmelskimmer
GC2R53V Easter GeoMob (Event Cache) in East Midlands, United Kingdom created by migs48
GC2RWBR Handicaching in Royal Oak (Event Cache) in Michigan, United States created by Geo-Therapist
GC2R69P Flash MOB “Congratulations Clay Pigeons 5000 Cache (Event Cache) in Alabama, United States created by Friends of the Birds
GC2RQQA Geocaching 101 with Billy (Event Cache) in Tennessee, United States created by O-Mega
GC2RFVT Celebrating 11 Years! (Event Cache) in Ontario, Canada created by LW Squared
Cache-A-Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
          Trackfiles Episode 28 - April 23, 2011   


 
In this episode, I have a look at caching from a Parrotheads point of view, a small town promoting its urban parks through caching, a CITO video and a look at caching from a popular print magazine. This plus the event calendar, Podcast Rewind and a blast from the past.

Visit show sponsor Landsharkz.

Links in Show:
Searching for my lost shaker of salt - The Princeton Union-Eagle
Geocaching trail proposed for Dexter downtown, parks
Geocachers Clean-up North Shore Bike Path - Libertyville, IL Patch
Geocaching Outdoors Games - GPS Scavenger Hunt - Popular Mechanics
NewsReal
Patrolling With Sean Kennedy
Patrolling Season 1 - Episode 3
Icenrye's Geocaching Videozine - Episode 4
GC6A17 Campbell Valley Surprise
GC2QPBR Lane Cove National Park clean up (Cache In Trash Out Event) in New South Wales, Australia created by Geocaching NSW
GC2NY9H Turbary Common CITO (Cache In Trash Out Event) in Southern England, United Kingdom created by Fudgeman
GC2T757 Texarkana's 1st Annual CITO Event (Cache In Trash Out Event) in Arkansas, United States created by momofplenty
GC2NFC4 VANCOUVER LAKE PARK CITO (Cache In Trash Out Event) in Washington, United States created by WSGA Southwest (hosted by idajo2)
GC2P2GB Calgary Area Cacher's CITO - April 30 2011 CCARS11 (Cache In Trash Out Event) in Alberta, Canada created by Calgary Area Cachers
Cache-A-Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
Geotalk
Centenial State Geocaching Podcast
Trackfiles Photo Challenge
          Trackfiles Episode 27 - April 9, 2011   

In this episode, I look at government getting involded with caching, a new caching blog and the latest photo caption contest from Groundspeak. Also, there's Podcast Rewind, upcoming events and a YouTube video featuring MOGA 2011.
Visit show sponsor Landsharkz.
Links in Show:
Able, Roxi and the Flying Disk Video (HD)
Geocaching workshop held at Landmark Park - Dothan Eagle
Toronto Area Geocachers - Parks Canada - Geocaching Event in Ontario - July 16, 2011
July 16th, mark it on your calendars! - Groundspeak Forums
The Blog From The Bog, Scratchings from the Wizard of Ooze
Geocaching.com Caption Contest 23 - Win a Barely Coveted Prize - Latitude 47
YouTube - FTF FRENZY! MOGA 2011
YouTube - GEOCACHERS FIND "REAL" TREASURE!- MOGA 2011
YouTube - BLOOD, SWEAT, and CHEERS- MOGA 2011 GEOCACHING
GC2RB2T Easter Egg Hunt and Birthday Party. (Event Cache) in Singapore created by witch way
GC2RAE0 GEOCACHING BREAKFAST (Event Cache) in Yorkshire, United Kingdom created by Goldfish58
GC2Q0BH Chase's Decade (Event Cache) in Arkansas, United States created by Bates Gang
GC2Q1W7 The Foursquare (4/16) Geocaching Breakfast (Event Cache) in Texas, United States created by Skooter Columbo
GC2QQPH GEO April West Side Meet & Greet (Event Cache) in Oregon, United States created by GEOregon
GC2QZR7 Breakfast At The Red Rooster (Event Cache) in New Brunswick, Canada created by ynds
Cache – A – Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
Cachers of the Round Table
Trackfiles Photo Challenge
          Trackfiles Episode 25 - March 19, 2011   
In this episode I take a look at the economic effect of a cache series, caching events in mainstream media and feature a great YouTube video. Also, there's upcoming events and Podcast Rewind. This plus two coin giveaways!

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Links in Show:
My SmugMug set from Top Dog Trial including video of injury!
Nevada sends geocachers' money elsewhere - ReviewJournal.com
A Cache A Day - Hastings Tribune.com
Curing Cabin Fever III Geocaching Event - March 26 - Freeport, IL - The Journal-Standard
Geocache treasure hunt - Herold Extra
YouTube - Snowshoeing, Geocaching and Beaver Dams
GC2G817 Spring Madness 2011 (Event Cache) in West Midlands, United Kingdom created by StaffsGeo
GC2MWQJ Curing Cabin Fever III (Event Cache) in Illinois, United States created by Refuge Ranger
GC2EWFJ MOGA'11 (Mega-Event Cache) in Illinois, United States created by MOGA
GC2PN78 Camp Floyd Geocache Treasure Hunt (Event Cache) in Utah, United States created by campfloydstatepark
GC2NXQ9 Coffee and Caching (Event Cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by doingitoldschool and friends
Cache-A-Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
Geotalk
Centenial State Geocaching Podcast
Cacher's Corner
Trackfiles Photo Challenge
This episodes winning picture
          Trackfiles Episode 23 - February 26, 2011   
In this episode I have a look at articles on Earthcaching, Winter Caching and Park Caching. Also there's a peek at a GPS news themed blog, a YouTube video from Nova Scotia plus events and Podcast Rewind.
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Links in Show:
British Columbia Geocaching Association - 2008 BC Parks Georush Caches
Cold cache in Brewster and Grafton
National Park Service launches outdoor scavenger hunt program for the adventurous - The Acorn
EarthCaches: Learning Through Hide-and-Seek - QUEST Community Science Blog - KQED
GPS Tracklog - GPS reviews, news, tips and tricks
Follow GPS Tracklog on Twitter
YouTube - 2011 Fortress of Louisbourg Geocaching Event
GC2KRGF Homecoming 2014 ... Mega Scotland ??? (Event Cache) in Southern Scotland, United Kingdom created by Flyfishermanbob
GC2P4PD Spaceteacher's Mardi Gras Flash Mob Alaska! (Event Cache) in Alaska, United States created by spaceteacher
GCZBJC Wichita Geocaching Society Saturday Breakfast (Event Cache) in Kansas, United States created by 4America
GC2NM16 NG and 10,000 Smileys (Event Cache) in Texas, United States created by jackrock
GC2P8NZ MBGA's 6th Birthday Party (Event Cache) in Manitoba, Canada created by MBGA
GC2KTEM CARW2011 (Mega Snow edition) (Event Cache) in Alberta, Canada created by Team SigShark and Janski
GC2KWM7 Hide-and-Go-Cache Bash 2011 (Event Cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by The HAGS
Cache - A - Maniacs
Geocaching Podcast
Twin Cities Geocaching Podcast
          Trackfiles Episode 19 - January 29, 2011   
In this episode, I have a look at an unique combination of caching and treasure hunting. Also, there's a fun to read blog, caching in Jersey and BCGA election results. All this and a Pablo Mac milestone video, upcoming events and Podcast Rewind. Oh! There's also a new contest!
Please visit show sponsor Landsharkz.
Links in Show:British Columbia Geocaching Association - Annual General Meeting Results
My Geek Odyssey - The continuing adventures of a man, a Mini, & a monkey.
My Geek Odyssey - Geocaching
North Jersey geocaching scene is blossoming - NorthJersey.com
Gold Beach, Oregon - News and Visitor Information
YouTube - Pablo Mac's 2000th Geocache Find
GC2MN66Istanbul February 2011 Event Cache (Event Cache) in Turkey created by RandomTox
GC2MB4A February Frolics (Event Cache) in South Wales, United Kingdom created by Write and Mane
GC2MF7G Changes in Latitude (Event Cache) in Virginia, United States created by tax-man
GC2K7EJ M&M-209 The Great American Pie Event (Event Cache) in Florida, United States created by M&M Melted
GC2K5X8 Super GEO-Bowl Flashmob @ Cowboy Stadium (Event Cache) in Texas, United States created by zeppocruz
GC2JFW7 Sweep...Hurry Hard (Event Cache) in Ontario, Canada created by wheezor
GC2MMX1 N.R.G. Chinese Lunch (Event Cache) in Ontario, Canada created by N.R.G.
GC2M8EF The Cracking of The Da Vinci Code (Event Cache) in Saskatchewan, Canada created by Arkanada110
GC2MR5A PGCachers Winter Coffee break meet & greet (Event Cache) in British Columbia, Canada created by pgcachers
Cache A Maniacs Podcast
Geocaching Podcast
Trackfiles Photo Challenge
          Trackfiles Episode 13 - November 13, 2010   
In this episode, I have a look at how Calgary is using GPS technology as a tour guide, a Boy Scout troop teams up with a city to teach geocaching and a safety orientated caching blog. Also, there's a YouTube video on painting caching containers. All this and Podcast Rewind.
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Links in Show:

The Gauntlet News - U of C instructor's book chosen for city
J.F. Gregory Park to get geocaching course - savannahnow.com
Geocaching on Studio 10 - Outdoor Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida and Alabama
Geocaching - Studio10
Johnnygeo's Geocaching Electrical Safety Blog
YouTube - How to Camouflage a Geocache ver 2.0
GC2HH4P GEOCATTING in Camrose (Event Cache) in Alberta, Canada created by DarnSocks
GC2HP9H A Northern Gathering (Event Cache) in Michigan, United States created by Team Owl
GC2GJHG Kent County Cachers Monthly Meet #14 - The Hunt !! (Event Cache) in South East England, United Kingdom created by philatryewood
Cache-A-Maniacs Podcast
Geocaching Podcast
Centennial State Geocaching Podcast
          Trackfiles Episode 12 - November 6, 2010   


          Albion and the apocalypse.   

Upon becoming the United Kingdom's prime minister on 13 July Theresa May was asked to write several letters by the cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, the country's most senior civil servant.

Every prime minister since Edward Heath (1970 to 1974) has performed a similar task, following the UK's adoption of the Lockheed Martin UGM-27 Polaris A-3 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile...

          For sale - bmw 3 Series E30 2.4 Diesel lhd - £ 4000   

West Drayton UB7, United Kingdom
Hello therei'm selling my bmw E30 Its 2.4 6 cylinders Diesel engine (M21D24) and 5 Speed manual Gearbox The 324D was only offered in one body style, a 4-door Saloon.However this Model was Never offered for England so it's rare model Interior:Mtech 2 steering wheel - needs attention 2 Recaro front seats from bmw ...
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          For sale - lhd Fully Restored Classic Land Rover Range Rover 2... - Auction   

East Lothian ELN, United Kingdom
This is a fully restored Classic Range Rover 2 Door in Eastnor Green. More photos are available on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/outlandercustomvehicles/photos/?tab=album&album_id= ... It has been taken back to the shell and restored, with all rust removed and all new seals etc. It is now in pretty much perfect condition ...
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          For sale - Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 Manual lwb. - Auction   

Southampton, United Kingdom
...hand drive. Been used as a weekend vehicle only. (I`ll have a set of lhd headlights for sale soon, too complicated to re-reg it). V5 in my name ...
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          For sale - Lancia Delta hf 16v Integrale Turbo lhd 5dr petrol... - £ 17995   

West Bowling BD5, United Kingdom
Lancia Delta hf 16v Integrale Turbo lhd 5dr petrol manual 1990/G grey 61000 miles vat qualifying + sports ex £17,995.00 Make Lancia Model Delta Year 1990 Transmission Manual Fuel Petrol Engine Size 1,990 ccm Mileage 61,000 Miles Emission class -- 1990 / G reg + 61,000 Miles ( 98,000 kms), vat qualifying vehicle + Warranted Mileage + Alcantara Recaro ...
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          For sale - Audi A6 C5 lhd Front Left Seat Airbag 4B0880241D - £ 45   

Corby, United Kingdom
18881 Audi A6 C5 lhd Front Left Seat Airbag 4B0880241D Fully working, tested prior to removal. We also have a lot of other different spare parts for lots of different car models. So if You need any other part please just contact us :mobile:+ ... General Terms and conditionbuying this item you agree to follow these terms and conditions, if ...
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          For sale - 2003 Land Rover defender 110 2.5 td5 County - £ 5250   

North Side NE61, United Kingdom
Land rover defender 110 2.5 td county overland expedition safari, lhd left hand drive, Date of Registration: 2003/53, Spec Includes: Green Camel Trophy Spec, Heavy Duty Roof Rack, Snorkel, Spot Lights, Electric Winch, Side Steps, arb Compressor, Anchor Lights, Day Running Lights, Terrain Tyres, Gas Cooker, Dual Battery, Coil Suspension, Rear Ladder, Spare Tyre, Tow Bar, Chequer ...
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          For sale - 1974 Volkswagon Passat Coupe. 1300cc - Auction   
Ongar CM5, United Kingdom
1974 vw Passat Coupe - 1297cc lhd rare car.You will not see very many of these around the uk, this one originally came over from Romania at the start of 2016 and has mostly been off the road or sat in storage since.I bough the car with a view to using it at weekends and maybe the odd ...
ebay.co.uk

          For sale - Dethleffs Globetrotter A Class Motorhome 6 berth... - £ 26500   

Penzance CON, United Kingdom
2002 Dethleffs Globetrotter Premium Class Motorhome 2002. Left Hand Drive. This motorhome is in lovely condition, and comes with a huge range of accessories. The vehicle is 8m in length and can comfortably sleep 6. There is a fixed super king bed in the rear, a pull down double over the cab and a convertible seating areas double. The ...
ebay.co.uk

          For sale - 1963 vw Volkswagon Walk Thru Aircooled Splitscreen... - £ 12996   

Wimborne BH21, United Kingdom
1963 volkswagon splitscreen walkthrough sundial project This listing is for a lhd California Import 1963 vw sundial walkthrough camper project, this is the very desirable small rear window model, very rare, very unique paintwork with sign writing and pinstriping (not original). It has a 1600 motor fitted which run but have since stripped it down for rebuild, I have ...
ebay.co.uk

          For sale - 2012 bmw X3 xdrive20d M - Left Hand Drive lhd - £ 7151   
Truro CON, United Kingdom
This gb registered car is the 'top of the range' M Sport xdrive 4 wheel drive version of this popular model. It has a wonderful spec which includes: full beige leather upholstery, dual zone aircon, bluetooth telephone, European Sat certificate of conformity (coc) so can be easily re-registered in any eu member states. Mileage displayed as 61,000 ...
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          For sale - 2009 mercedes-benz ml420 cdi V8 4matic lhd left... - £ 6826   

Truro CON, United Kingdom
Metallic, Cream Leather Interior, Automatic Gearbox, Command Sat Nav, Reversing Camera, Adaptive Xenon Headlights, Electric Heated Memory Seats, Pulse Seats, Electric Tailgate, Push Button Start/Stop, Keyless Entry, Electric Sunroof, Parking Sensors, amg Alloys, Climate Control, Air Con, Harmon Kardon Speakers, Power Folding Mirrors, Cruise Control, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Remote Locking, cd Player, Phone Bluetooth, On Board Computer
ebay.co.uk

          For sale - Austin Healey 100/4 bn1 1955 lhd - £ 56000   

Eye PE6, United Kingdom
Project heaven restoration Proudly presents... austin healey 100 / 4 - bn1 Model (1955).Selling on our customers' behalf. Eye catching, two-tone black and white looks and drives well and is mechanically sound. Has been recently re-trimmed with new carpet, boot carpet and seat leathers.Has been fitted with brand new mohair hood. Excellent brightwork. This handsome example has ...
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          For sale - 2011 mercedes-benz vito 2.1 - lhd left hand drive - £ 6114   
Truro CON, United Kingdom
Remote Locking - 94,000 genuine miles - uk registered with all paperwork - 9 seats - 2.1 cdi engine - excellent mpg - very spacious - looks and drives superb - very rare left hand drive model - hpi clear
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          For sale - 1979 mccoy 1275gt mini kit car rhd or lhd can... - £ 4500   

Hull HU2, United Kingdom
New mot certificate until may ... mccoy kit carbased on classic mini running gear1275gt enginerevolution alloy wheelsbucket seatswood dash and wheelcomes with super history file with mccoy magazine featuresowners club magazines includedhistory includes original kit purchase invoice with colour codes etc situated kingston upon hull, east yorkshirecan deliver in uk at reasonable costlhd conversion availableshipping to europe only £250paypal, bank, ...
ebay.co.uk

          For sale - lhd motorhome ci autoroller 3 - £ 14000   

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
I bought this 6 Berth Motorhome 1.9 td back in 2011 with the intention of visiting Europe and the whole uk. Mission accomplished and therefore my family is ...love it.It is the ideal motorhome for those who wish to drive in Europe (lhd). No issues driving in the uk as well.The ideal Van for families with ...
ebay.co.uk

          For sale - 2014 Renault Clio 1.2 Authentique 5 Dr Left Hand... - £ 8995   

Uxbridge UB8, United Kingdom
2014 Renault Clio 1.2 Authentique 5 Dr Left Hand drive Lhd Cruise+Bluetooth+Remote locking+ Air Con £8,995.00 Make Renault Model Clio Year 2014 Transmission Manual Fuel Petrol Engine Size 1,149 ccm Mileage 30,000 Miles Emission class -- Black Cloth interior, Left-hand drive, Air Conditioning - Manual, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Automatic Front Wipers, ...
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          For sale - Ferrari ... bhp ) gts - £ 62995   

Hartlebury DY10, United Kingdom
Ferrari ... bhp ) gts lhd - 50K Miles - Carburettor Model £62,995.00 Make Ferrari Model 308 Year 1979 Transmission Manual Fuel Petrol Engine Size 2,926 ccm Mileage 50,366 Miles Emission class Other 1979 (V) - 50K Miles - 2.9 Ltr V8 - manualmake: ferrarimodel: 308 gtsfirst Registered: ... (V)Mileage: 50,366 milesprevious Owners: 1 uk Engine: 2.9 ltrtransmission: manualpaint ...
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          For sale - Knaus 630 6 berth Motorhome lhd - £ 11995   

Reading RG8, United Kingdom
Knaus 630 6 berth Motorhome lhd 6 berth German Motorhome lhd £11,995.00 Make Fiat Model other Transmission Manual Fuel Diesel Engine Size 2,500 ccm Mileage 133,000 Miles Emission class -- Knouse Traveller 630 lhd2.5 Turbo Diesel good service history. Lovely old vehicle drives very well and covered 133000 miles, loads of service history including gearbox ...
ebay.co.uk

          For sale - Land Rover Discovery - € 28950   

Roxwell CM1, United Kingdom
...owner, Black Full leather interior, Four wheel-drive, Left-hand drive, 7 seats, vat Q, lhd, sat nav, panoramic glass roof, Enhanced Touch Screen, 7 Seats, 19'' Multi Spoke Alloys, ...
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          For sale - Land Rover Discovery - € 48950   

Roxwell CM1, United Kingdom
3.0 scv6 hse lhd Auto, White, 2016, 0cc, Petrol, Automatic, 4x4, 400 miles, Solid Fuji White, call ... , white, 1 owner, Brown Full leather interior, Four wheel-drive, Left-hand drive, El. Alpine Sunr./Blinds Tilt/Slide Front Glass, Hard Disk Navigation System, Automatic Climate Control, Cruise Control, Digital Radio (dab), Front Parking Aid with Front Visual Display, Heated ...
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          Uttarakhand 12th Class Result 2017   

Uttarakhand 12th Class Result 2017


UK Board 12th Result 2017 – 
Candidates of Uttrakhand Board who appeared in 12th tests and now so curious to get Uttarakhand Board 12th Result 2017 will capable of get it from the reputable internet site of the board (www.Uaresults.Nic.In). The UKBSC has been introduced the UK 12th class end result of Arts, Science and Commerce Released on thirtieth May 2017 at 11:00 AM. We are informing you that you all will able to test UBSE 12th Result 2017 additionally from right here via clicking on under given the hyperlink and coming into their information like roll wide variety, call, dob and many others. The Uttarakhand Board of faculty training has been organized class XII exam from seventeenth March to tenth April 2017.Uttarakhand Board 12th Result 2017

Uttarakhand 12th Class Result 2017

UK Board 12th Result 2017 Click Here

Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UKBSC) has carried out the 12th class exam of all streams like Science, Commerce, Arts and agriculture in March 2017. Examinations have been carried out by way of Board on diverse facilities of Uttarakhand and large numbers of students of the involved board seemed in examinations to get better marks than others.

About UBSE-
 The Uttarakhand Board of faculty schooling became mounted on 22nd September 2001. Its headquarter positioned at Ramnagar. It conducts the 10th/ 12th board exam every year in March/ April months. Every year approx 3 lakh college students get the training from this board for 10th/ 12th magnificence board checks.


UK Board 12th Result 2017 Click Here

Approx 1.Five lakh students are awaiting the United Kingdom Board 12th Class Result 2017. Generally, the UK board release the 12th elegance bring about last week of May month.  Last year the Uttarakhand Board 12th Result become declared on twenty fifth May 2016. Yet the board does now not release the date for the result. It is anticipated that the U.S. 12th Result 2017 might also claim in remaining week of May month. Aspirants want to go to our website at the common foundation for get the present day updates.

UK Board 12th Result 2017-

We yet again informing all the applicants that result has been declared, so that you can take a look at it now. We have provided all the statistics to test Uttarakhand Board 12th Result 2017 here. The Board has declared the UK Board 12th Class Result 2017 on its authentic internet site i.E. Uaresults.Nic.In. We hope that every one applicants gets UBSE Intermediate Result 2017 marks consistent with their expectations. We want all the pleasant to each candidate for their UK Board Class 12th Result and endorse to live in touch with us for extra of the facts.

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          Xavier Mertens: Who’s Visiting the Phishing Site?   

Today, while hunting, I found a malicious HTML page in my spam trap. The page was a fake JP Morgan Chase bank. Nothing fancy. When I found such material, I usually search for “POST” HTTP requests to collect URLs and visit the websites that receive the victim’s data. As usual, the website was not properly protected and all files were readable. This one looked interesting:

Data File

The first question was: are those data relevant. Probably not… Why?

Today, many attackers protect their malicious website via an .htaccess file to restrict access to their victims only. In this case, the Chase bank being based in the US, we could expect that most of the visitors’ IP addresses to be geolocalized there but it was not the case this time. I downloaded the data file that contained 503 records. Indeed, most of them contained empty or irrelevant information. So I decided to have a look at the IP addresses. Who’s visiting the phishing site? Let’s generate some statistics!

$ grep ^ip: data.txt |cut -d ' ' -f 2 | sort -u >victims.csv
$ wc -l victims.csv
150

With Splunk, we can easily display them on a fancy map:

| inputlookup victims.csv | iplocation IP \
| inputlookup victims.csv | iplocation IP \
| stats count by IP, lat, lon, City, Country, Region

IP Map

Here is the top-5 of countries which visited the phishing page or, more precisely, which submitted a POST request:

United States 64
United Kingdom 13
France 11
Germany 7
Australia 5

Some IP addresses visited multiple times the website:

37.187.173.11 187
51.15.46.11 77
219.117.238.170 21
87.249.110.180 9
95.85.8.153 6

A reverse lookup on the IP addresses revealed some interesting information:

  • The Google App Engine was the top visitor
  • Many VPS providers visited the page, probably owned by researchers (OVH, Amazon EC2)
  • Service protecting against phishing sites visited the page (ex: phishtank.com, phishmongers.com, isitphishing.org)
  • Many Tor exit-nodes
  • Some online URL scanners (urlscan.io)
  • Some CERTS (CIRCL)

Two nice names were found:

  • Trendmicro
  • Trustwave

No real victim left his/her data on the fake website. Some records contained data but fake ones (although probably entered manually). All the traffic was generated by crawlers, bot and security tools…

[The post Who’s Visiting the Phishing Site? has been first published on /dev/random]


          Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Librarians   

(Health Libraries Group and Public and Mobile Libraries Group​ joint event)

Libraries support wellbeing in a number of ways, not least by providing health information. The SCL Health Offer and the Libraries Taskforce ‘healthier and happier lives’ purpose, illustrate how public libraries have come to see this as part of their core remit. Healthcare professionals rely on the information that information specialists can provide both them and their patients. This event demonstrates best practice for finding and sharing health information. It also explores partnership working opportunities between Librarians from different sectors and professional care givers.

FREE for PMLG and HLG members (see below for details)

Event Programme:

10.00 – 10.15: Registration and Refreshment

10.15 – 11.15: Health Literacy: How to find good health information online and assess quality. This session provides a hands-on opportunity to discover the best Websites for enquiry work concerning health information.

11.15 – 11.30: BREAK

11.30 – 12.30: How public Libraries can work with Health Libraries.  This session looks at the ways Public and Health sector library staff can collaborate and share resources in order to improve the reach and impact of both.

12.30 – 13.30: LUNCH

13.30 – 14.00: The King’s Fund Enquiry Service. Discover the King’s Fund free Enquiry Service and the resources they use to answer questions from patients and the public and the types of organisations they signpost.

14.00 – 14.15: BREAK

14.15 – 15.15: How to Connect with GPs and Their Patients. Receive insight into why and how Librarians should be connecting with their local GPs to provide patients with the information they need to manage their conditions.

Attendees are advised to bring their own internet enabled device (laptop/tablet/smartphone) for increased opportunity to familiarise themselves with demonstrated resources. Some laptops will be available for communal use.

Booking details: 

The event is free to HLG and PMLG members.* 

People wishing to attend who are currently not members of HLG or PMLG can join through the following routes: 

• Through your CILIP membership by adding HLG as one of your Special Interest Groups,  (CILIP members can join 2 special interest groups for free, a small charge is payable for any additional groups over this number) 

• Visit the membership page to find out more and to join.

www.cilip.org.uk/membership/jo... or contact

*Please note a charge of £25.00 will be payable if cancelling within 3 weeks of the event.   

If you have any questions or to book your place on the course please email Lynsey Hawker at l.hawker@kingsfund.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

Wed, 16th Aug 2017 -
10:00am to 3:15pm
020 7225 0657
Lynsey Hawker Co-CPD Lead, Health Libraries Group (HLG)

Richmond Library Annexe

Quadrant Road, Richmond
TW9 1DH

United Kingdom

Cost

  • The event is free to HLG and PMLG members.
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          Rentokil Initial Malaysia Shares Useful Insights on Dengue Outbreak in Conjunction with ASEAN Dengue Day   

15th June marks the ASEAN Dengue Day; an annual campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of dengue and Aedes mosquitoes. Experts share useful insights on global innovations and factors that contributed to the significant spike in dengue cases in Malaysia.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2015 -- Launched in 2011, the objective of this annual event is to raise awareness of dengue and strengthen the regional collaboration in prevention and control. While dengue is most prevalent in ASEAN region, the disease is spreading rapidly with a 30-fold increase in cases worldwide. Today, there are approximately 2.5 billion people at risk in over 100 countries.

Besides resulting in poor health and excess mortality, dengue has also affected the tourism sector and the socioeconomic development due to loss of work and productivity. The economic losses resulting from this disease made it even more compelling to accelerate the prevention and control efforts around the world.

Scientists in Brazil, Australia and the United Kingdom are currently conducting experiments with genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to help control the emergence of dengue cases. Once the experiments and field trials are completed, the scientists believe that the GM mosquitoes will dramatically reduce the population of Aedes mosquitoes.

Other than that, the continuous spread and intensity of dengue cases have driven the interest and investment in dengue vaccine development. Hence, some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies are working hard to create a vaccine that is safe, effective and affordable. One of these vaccines has successfully advanced to phase-3 clinical trial with an efficacy of 60% and it is expected to be licensed sometime this year.

Meanwhile, the key to dengue control is to tackle the root of this problem by denying Aedes mosquitoes any chance to breed. An integrated mosquito management from Rentokil Initial Malaysia aims to control the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes by attacking each stage of the mosquito's life cycle with different solutions from larviciding to fogging. At the same time, customers are provided with sanitation advices and informative dengue knowledge through educational materials that can help to reduce their risk of being infected in the long run.

In Malaysia, dengue remains as a serious public health problem. As of 30th May this year, our Ministry of Health has reported a total of 141 deaths. The accumulated cases are now up to 47,112. The hardest hit states include Selangor (27,282), Perak (5,018), Johor (2,986) and Kuala Lumpur (2,938). In 2014, there was a 151% increase in dengue cases compared to 2013—with 108,698 cases and 215 deaths.

There are many factors that contributed to this alarming growth of dengue cases. Firstly, the switch of serotypes dengue virus from DAN2 to DAN1 also added to the surge in dengue cases. Although both serotypes are similar, as they share approximately 65% of their genomes, there is a vast difference in how each one interacts with our antibodies. As a result, people who were previously not exposed to the DAN1 virus are now vulnerable. Besides that, our monsoon season also played a major role in creating pockets of stagnant water that serve as Aedes breeding sites.

Other than that, we are fighting a losing battle due to lack of dengue awareness among Malaysians. As the public continues to litter, dump garbage illegally and practice poor environmental cleanliness that will ultimately lead to the increasing mosquito breeding sites.

As Aedes mosquitoes prefer to breed in stagnant water, by implementing good environmental hygiene practices and sanitation measures may help to minimise the disease. Here are a few simple and proactive tips to keep dengue at bay:

- Turn over empty pails and containers, so that they do not collect water. If the containers cannot be emptied, remember to keep it covered when not in use.

- Remove leaves, empty bottles and cans to avoid water collection.

- Clean and discard stagnant water collected in empty flower pots and add larvicide at least once a month to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

- Clean and clear drains around the house on weekly basis to prevent it from clogging.

- Clean and discard any dried leaves that may clog the roof gutters once a week to prevent water stagnation.

- Use aerosol spray or conduct fogging activities at home to kill and repel Aedes mosquitoes.

- Install window screens to prevent mosquitoes entering your home.

"According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mosquito bites have resulted in hundreds of thousands human fatalities every year, making them the deadliest creature in the world. Like any other pests, mosquitoes can also develop resistance towards pesticide, hence, it is extremely important that proactive measures are taken along with eradication of breeding sites and adult mosquitoes in order to minimise the growing numbers of dengue cases." say Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the market leader in pest control industry, Rentokil's Mosquito Control services provide home and business owners with effective mosquito control solutions that are specifically designed for different needs and preferences.

As one of Malaysia's leading pest control experts, Rentokil continues to be at the forefront in the battle against dengue. Rentokil provides both the public and commercial organisations with various training and education programmes such as the Community Oriented Health Education Programme (COHEP) and Total Hygiene Awareness Talk (THAT).

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, three brands are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control, Initial Hygiene and Ambius Interiors. Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

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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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          Governments Pursue Legislation to Bolster Electric Vehicle Usage   

Around the world, governments are considering how to spur electric vehicle adoption and usage. One area of focus is infrastructure development. In the United Kingdom, the Queen’s Speech included the announcement of an Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill. The Queen’s Speech, which marks the State Opening of Parliament, identifies the laws that the government hopes...… Continue reading this entry
          Monitor, Log and Analyze Your Serial Port Data Flows   

London, UK -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/15/2007 -- Serial Monitor is a program specifically aimed at software and hardware developers working with serial ports.

Overview
New Serial Monitor is now a part of upcoming global PC port and connections monitoring solution - Device Monitoring Studio.

Fully customizable user interface, data logging and scripting support makes it an invaluable tool for debugging custom applications, analyzing and reverse-engineering protocols, researching functionality of any third-party software and much, much more.

New product internal architecture along with strong performance optimization allows Serial Monitor to easily outperform any other competitive product available on the market. This means that user may use it even for custom high-speed application without a care about memory consumption, system slowdown or any other oblique interaction with his program.

Key Features
Here are some of the Serial Monitor key features which can't be found in any other competitive product:
1. Multiple monitoring sessions support
2. MODBUS protocol parsing, packet editing/sending
3. Point-to-Point protocol (PPP) packets decoding
4. Statistic graphic analyzing
5. Real-time Logging / Playback support.
6. Application scripting support
7. True 64-bit platform support
8. Generic filtering support
9. Fully customizable User Interface

System Requirements
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (x86 and x64), Windows Vista (x86 and x64). 512MB of RAM and 512 MB of hard disk space.

Availability
Serial Monitor is available in four editions:

Lite - from $ 11.19
Standard - from $ 27.99
Professional - from $ 61.59
Ultimate - from $ 103.59

Serial Monitor homepage: http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Products/home/serial-monitor.html
Serial Monitor 14 day demo: http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Download/serial-monitor.exe

About HHD Software
HHD Software is a fast growing young company which was founded in 2000 and works on providing the high quality monitoring solutions. Its software is used by a lot of companies and organizations all over the world, including Microsoft, Apple, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Intel, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, Adobe, Broadcom, LG Electronics, Samsung, Hitachi, Panasonic, Xerox and Sony.

Contacts
HHD Software, 29 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QR
Phone: +44 207 612 46 27
Fax: +44 207 927 30 35
E-mail: press@hhdsoftware.com

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-14185.htm

Media Relations Contact

Vasiliy Vasilyev
HHD Software
Telephone: +44 207 612 46 27
Email: Click to Email Vasiliy Vasilyev
Web: http://www.hhdsoftware.com/


          USB Monitor 3ML (Device Monitoring Studio) for Windows Vista Released   

London, UK -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/14/2007 -- HHD Software, a pioneer in the software industry, announces the released of USB Monitor for Windows Vista. The USB Monitor product is now part of the fast growing line of device monitoring utilities offered by HHD Software.

USB Monitoring Software is a monitoring and analyzing tool with logging capabilities. This Universal Serial Bus (USB) monitoring software allows you to spy, capture, view and analyze any USB device. With a fully customizable user interface, configurable toolbars and keyboard shortcuts makes this program a snap to use.

"We are extremely excited at the response we have received with this product" said Vasiliy Vasilyev. "We are creating tools that users desperately need in this industry."

To download a 14 day demo of the software, visit http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Download/usb-monitor.exe

USB Monitoring software is Windows XP, 2000 and Vista compatbile. Thoroughly tested on different platforms by many people around a world makes this program the most reliable USB Monitoring software in the market.

About HHD Software:

HHD Software is a fast growing young company which was founded in 2000 and works on providing the high quality monitoring solutions. Its software is used by a lot of companies and organizations all over the world, including Microsoft, Apple, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Intel, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, Adobe, Broadcom, LG Electronics, Samsung, Hitachi, Panasonic, Xerox and Sony.

For more information about HHD Software or their products, contact
Vasiliy Vasilyev at HHD Software, 29 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom W1G 9QR.
Phone: +44 207 612 46 27
Fax: +44 207 927 30 35
E-mail: press@hhdsoftware.com
Web Site: http://www.hhdsoftware.com

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-12003.htm

Media Relations Contact

Vasiliy Vasilyev
USB Monitor 3ML Lite
Email: Click to Email Vasiliy Vasilyev
Web: http://www.hhdsoftware.com/


          Backspacer Itunes Pre-Order Links   


For Pearl Jam fans outside the United States, here are the links to preorder the new Pearl Jam album, Backspacer, in iTunes. What are you waiting for? Get ordering!

United Kingdom

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          Call for Papers: History of Education Society 50th Anniversary Conference   
Theme: Celebration, Commemoration and Collaboration When: November 10-November 12, 2017 Where: Winchester, United Kingdom Registration is now open! Details can be […]
          For sale - Light Blue Trinity Track Frame No. 1 Custom Paint... - £ 220   
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Frame number 1 trinity from the light blue cycles Le arrow head lugs Reynolds 531 tubing Stronglight crankset and bottom bracket 165mm Dia compe grand compe wheelset Dia compe shot brake Gatorskins 28c for bumps Halo rear sprocket Specialised toupe saddle Cinelli seat post Blb stem Nitto pursuit handlebars 42cm Fixed track bike Custom painted in electric purple A ...
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          For sale - Audi A4, 2014 (14), Manual Diesel, 87,531 miles - £ 11298   

Northampton NN1, United Kingdom
Audi A4, 2014 (14), Manual Diesel, 87,531 miles purchase from home, collect in store: Receive a guaranteed part exchange value & finance pre-approval before leaving home. fastrack collection: Arrange to view, test drive & if happy drive away within 1-2 hours. See More from this dealer to learn more.. Audi. A4. 2.0 tdi 177 se Technik 4dr. ...
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          For sale - Audi A1 - € 16945   
How Caple HR1, United Kingdom
1.4 Tfsi Sport 3Dr Petrol Hatchback, Black, 2017, 1400cc, Petrol, Manual, Hatchback, 531 miles, 1 Previous Owner, Franchise Approved, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, dab Radio, Bluetooth, Stop Start, Low Mileage, 1 Owner, Full Service History, cd Player, Front floor mats, Electric front windows, abs/ebd, Voice control system, Electro-mechanical pas, Service interval indicator, Heated door mirrors, dab ...
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          For sale - Vintage bicycle frame set carlton 1980s Reynolds... - Auction   
Manor Park E7, United Kingdom
Vintage bicycle frame set probably Carlton nice lug works Reynolds 531? frame has been repainted so no rust but paint missing Headset need servicing No damage or dent of any kind Top tube :22.5" seat tube: 22.5" rear dropout :120mm front dropout: 110mm ideal for a retro built or single speed let me know for anymore information ...
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          For sale - Acer Aspire E15 es1 531 Intel N3050 cpu Motherboard... - £ 69   
Boston, United Kingdom
Ebay Template My Items About Us Feedback Contact Acer Aspire E15 es1 531 Intel N3050 cpu Motherboard Main Board ... Price:£79.99 Have Question Trusted Seller You are guaranteed a secure purchase. Fast Delivery Receive your item fast and secure! 100% Support! In case of any problem we will help. Item number - mb025 Product Description - The item is classed ...
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          For sale - Maserati Ghibli - € 30850   

Knowle B94, United Kingdom
...Metallescent Paint, Open Pore Rovere Chiaro Wood Trim, 1 owner, Last serviced on ... at 35,531 miles, Full dealership history, Standard Features - Navigation, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control with 13 ...
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          For sale - Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson : Ralph... - £ 2   

New Mills SK22, United Kingdom
Books, Comics, cds and Records - Bought Sold and Found Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson : Ralph Waldo Emerson Publication Date: 2010 Edition: Description: Used book isbn ... Condition notes: Light ...10.9 x 3.1 x 17.2 cm Publisher: signet classics Format: Paperback Pages: 531 Signed? No Postage & Packing Condition Guidelines uk Free shiping by Royal Mail 48 Special ... ...
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          For sale - vw golf passat jetta polo sharan wiper relay No 377... - £ 5   
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Vw golf passat jetta polo sharan wiper relay No 377 4B0 955 531 A 4B0955531A£5.95 Model : Various Part Number : 4B0 955 531 A Listing id : ... Please review ...our vw shop to your Favourites list Part Description vw golf passat jetta polo sharan wiper relay No 377 4B0 955 531 A 4B0955531A vw golf mk4 bora wiper relay ... ...
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          For sale - vintage 24" holdsworth road / racing bike L'Eroica - Auction   

Reading, United Kingdom
...is 24 inches. ( Measured by my serious cycling friend ) So suit a tall Gentleman. Reynolds 531 frame tubing. gb handlebars and stem. Suntour shifters, Suntour rear mech and Wolber wheels. Brooks saddle. 10 speed. Bike rides as it is, although the gear changing will need a tweak. It's a bit 'rough and ready' so I would describe it as ...
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          For sale - Vauxhall Corsa - € 5995   

Pentlepoir SA69, United Kingdom
1.3 cdti T/Diesel ecoflex se 5Door 45,531 Miles,Full Service History£30 tax, Blue, 2011, 1200cc, Diesel, Manual, Hatchback, 45531 miles, Full Service History, 16"2X10 Spoke Alloy Wheels, Part Leather Heated Front Seats, Electric Heated Steering Wheel, Electric Front Windows, Electric Heated Door Mirrors, Remote/Central Locking, Radio/cd+mp3 Player, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, ...
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          For sale - Belize 1979 Winter Olympics msx2 sg 531 mnh - £ 9   
Buntingford SG9, United Kingdom
Belize 1979 Winter Olympics msx2 sg 531 mnh I only accept Paypal from overseas buyers. uk Buyers by paypal,cheque or postal order. Postage rates are shown below. Postage charges are 20p per additional lot. On 28-Mar-06 at 03:30:17 bst, seller added the following information: Pay instantly with your debit or credit card through paypal.
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          For sale - **60 day warranty** acer aspire V5-531 mic... - £ 3   

St Annes FY8, United Kingdom
Lappybitz acer aspire V5-531 microphone ... **60 day warranty** Good condition tested and working *Fast dispatch* *60 day warranty* *Secure packaging* *1st class uk delivery* *International Airmail* *All parts Tested and working* *Returns accepted* *Postage discounts available for bulk purchases* uk Shipping Items to the uk will be dispatched via first class mail within 1 working day of payment ...
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          For sale - **60 day warranty** acer aspire V5-531 battery to ... - £ 3   
St Annes FY8, United Kingdom
Lappybitz acer aspire V5-531 battery to motherboard connector 50.4tu11.031 **60 day warranty** Good condition tested and working *Fast dispatch* *60 day warranty* *Secure packaging* *1st class uk delivery* *International Airmail* *All parts Tested and working* *Returns accepted* *Postage discounts available for bulk purchases* uk Shipping Items to the uk will be dispatched via first class mail ...
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          For sale - Ford Fiesta - € 6500   

South Yorkshire YOR, United Kingdom
...is pleased to offer this ford fiesta 1.25 zetec. it has only covered 22,531 miles and comes with full service history . all cars will receive an 82 pt rac approved inspection A 12 month mot, all are hpi clear and prepared to the highest standard with A service if required., Upgrades - Metallic Paint, 3 owners, Standard Features - Air ...
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          For sale - Raleigh Randonneur Touring Bike 60Cm Reynolds 531 - £ 450   

Carnforth LA5, United Kingdom
For sale Raleigh randonneur classic touring Bike All original and well equipped touring Bike Jim Blackburn pannier racks front and back Brooks saddle Mavic rims One owner from new and has only covered approx 1000 miles £450 or very near offer Cash on collection please ... or ...
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          For sale - vintage retro book ladywood pattern for dolls 12"-14" - Auction   
Ilkeston DE7, United Kingdom
Ladywood 531 doll knitting pattern we will combine postage if asked I am down sizing so please come back and look
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          For sale - Fiona Cooper dvds (5 In This Lot) - Auction   

Wiveliscombe TA4, United Kingdom
Fiona Cooper dvds, set of 5. Numbers 271, 348, 365, 531 & 532.
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          For sale - 1950s frejus ... cm reynolds 531? vintage steel... - Auction   

Ormskirk L39, United Kingdom
Frame1950s Frejus - no.028407Frame materialquality lightweight tubing - most likely Reynolds 531Frame size (seat tube)56cmframe size (top tube)57cmforkoriginal to the framefork materialsteeldropoutsnot brandedwheel size27 x 1 1/4"Front hub spacing90mmrear hub spacing120mm In need of some tlc. A Frejus frameset - number 028407, dating this example to the early 1950s. The frame has been badly painted with a ...
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          For sale - Goldensports Zebrakenko frame - £100 - £ 100   
Abingdon OXF, United Kingdom
Goldensports Zebrakenko frame, Reynolds 531 tubing, 24.5-inch frame. Also have other bike parts, including wheels, at extra cost.
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          For sale - 1989 Raleigh Lightweight Race Reynolds 531 62cm... - Auction   

Shoreham-by-Sea BN43, United Kingdom
...something then you must pay for it! I am selling this superb 1989 Raleigh Lightweight 531 Race. It has recently been fully resprayed and rebuilt and looks and rides amazingly! It has been refinished in its original colours and fade paint scheme. I had the blue paint custom mixed to sample and then had H Lloyd Cycles reproduce a complete ...
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          Job Opportunities at NetPro International Limited   
NetPro International Limited RC375889 was incorporated in Nigeria in the year 2000 and has since evolved to become a truly innovative, customer-focused and international technology solutions company for Higher education Hospitality and healthcare. With Corporate Head Office in Abuja, NetPro has established presence and strategic partnerships in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
          Child Refugees - Question (29 Jun 2017)   
Lord Dubs: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied child refugees have entered the United Kingdom under (1) section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, or (2) the Dublin III regulations.
          Pesticides Are Harming Bees — But Not Everywhere, Major New Study Shows   
In the global debate over neonicotinoid pesticides, the company that makes most of them has relied on one primary argument to defend its product: The evidence that these chemicals, commonly called "neonics," are harmful to bees has been gathered in artificial conditions, force-feeding bees in the laboratory, rather than in the real world of farm fields. That company, Bayer, states on its website that "no adverse effects to bee colonies were ever observed in field studies at field-realistic exposure conditions." Bayer will have a harder time making that argument after today. (Although it still has another argument in its quiver. We'll get to that later.) This week, the prestigious journal Science reveals results from the biggest field study ever conducted of bees and neonics, which are usually coated on seeds, like corn and soybean seeds, before planting. Scientists monitored bees — honeybees and two types of wild bees — at 33 sites across Europe, in the United Kingdom, Germany and
          Kejahatan Guna Taktik Kotor Oleh Mahathir - Kisah Khairuddin dan Matthias   

Matthias & Khairuddin Dalang DoJ?

Bagaimana orang yang bankrup boleh ke luar negara? Siapa yang tolong selesaikan hutang?

Matthias and Khairuddin pernah terbang ke Amerika Syarikat untuk berjumpa pegawai FBI. Mereka berdua dibantu secara sulit oleh Timbalan Pengarah FBI iaitu Andrew McCabe.

Pada bulan September 2015, keluarlah cerita palsu di New York Times bahawa FBI hendak tangkap Najib. Padahal bila Najib ke New York pada 23 September 2015 untuk hadiri Perhimpunan Agung Bangsa Bangsa Bersatu, tidak pula FBI menahan Najib. Obama melayan Najib sebagai tetamu kehormat di sana.

Bermakna cerita New York Times itu karut. Siapa yang bayar untuk buat cerita itu? Apakah dana RM50 juta itu dibayar menerusi seseorang yang dihantar Mahathir dan Daim? Atas urusan apa Khairuddin jumpa McCabe, Timbalan Pengarah FBI?

McCabe juga adalah orang yang sama menghadiri sidang akhbar Peguam Negara Amerika Syarikat, Loretta Lynch’s pasa 20 Julai 2016.

Sidang akhbar di mana Lynch mengumumkan saman sivil  lebih USD$1 billion aset yang kononnya dicuri dari 1MDB.

Khairuddin dan Matthias sebelum itu ke Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and Perancis untuk membuat laporan polis mengenai 1MDB pada bulan Julai dan Ogos 2015. Semasa serangan awal Mahathir terhadap Najib dimulakan.

Khairuddin turut berjumpa Peguam Negara Switzerland di Bern, Switzerland untuk menceritakan tentang 1MDB.

Gambar Khairuddin dan Matthias di luar negara. Mereka berdua mahu terbang lagi pada jam 10.30 pagi, 18 September 2015 ke New York dan London tetapi telah ditahan oleh polis Malaysia di bawah SOSMA.

Apakah pemergian Khairuddin dan Matthias ke luar negara ini juga adalah sebahagian RM50 juta yang didedahkan Syed Saddiq kepada tiga orang Exco PPBM itu?

Jika USD $5 juta dibayar pada Clinton Foundation, bermakna ada lagi baki RM30 juta dari RM50 juta yang didedahkan oleh Syed Saddiq. RM30 juta ini bayar Matthias dan Khairuddin untuk buat kerja kerja mensabotaj ekonomi negara?

Ya, mungkin. Kerana itulah Daim dan Mahathir yakin sangat bercakap bahawa Malaysia akan bankrup. Rupaya orang yang pernah bankrup ini buat kerja hendak bagi negara bankrup.


          Big Brave Soldier   
My recent interview with Treva Askey, a former British soldier who is now transitioning, took place amid my thought processes about transgender people serving in the armed forces. There has actually been quite a lot of discussion about this topic in the press lately.

When I was a child, I was a sensitive boy who cried easily. I remember often being told to be a "big brave soldier". This phrase bristled with me then-- and continues to do so today. My parents were not being cruel: they were simply trying to encourage me to behave in a certain way, which they felt was more appropriate (for the record, it didn't work: I am still a sensitive person and I still cry easily).
Upper lips: stiff

It was clear why they chose this phrase. A soldier is someone who is the archetype of courage, discipline, and moral clarity. It is unspoken, but a soldier, of course, is someone who doesn't struggle with his sexuality, nor with his gender identity.

But, for what it was worth, I realised that, as a child, I was braver than many of my peers in some circumstances. For example, I was untroubled by some things (like big scary bugs) which made others visibly queasy. So this other kid, he can kick a football like a cannon, but can't pick up a spider: why is he considered braver than me? That seemed unfair.

As I have grown older, I have viewed military people with a mixture of both admiration and fear. Admiration, in that (in the main) I admire what they do, protecting the interests of my country and ensuring that my family and I can sleep safe in our beds without worrying about being invaded or bombed or have our way of life brutally suppressed. But also fear, in that they achieve that by learning how to hurt and kill other people, sometimes with truly dreadful efficiency. I find some military types to be overbearing and intimidating.

You will be familiar with the notion that the military has to "break you down" before they "build you up". Nobody enters the military willing to hurt or kill somebody else. The military needs to remove your inhibitions to cause harm, to hurt, to kill, and it does that very precisely: by subjecting you to gruelling physical challenges, to strict and dehumanising rituals, to harsh and disproportionate punishments. And to make it stick, it dresses this up in very attractive guise: flags and uniforms, medals and heroism, music and pageantry, and intense camaraderie.

Of course, it needs to do these things to make you an effective fighting person. You need to learn that you are less important than the whole, and you need to subsume your will to the orders you need to carry out. The military can't work as a democracy: ("Excuse me, sergeant? I don't really think advancing on that hill is a very good idea, when you think about it". "You're quite right, private. Raise your hands if you think we should all go to the pub instead").
Autumn Sandeen

The military also needs to inculcate a very powerful sense of moral clarity. We are the good guys. They are the bad guys. They are not like us: they don't look like us, they don't talk like us, they eat weird foods, they don't worship like us (and in any case, God is on our side). In fact, they're not really human, and that makes it OK to get rid of them.

I am certain that being in the military would cause intolerable psychological harm to me. I prize my individuality extremely highly. My inability to take orders from stupid people would require that I be brutalised until I gave up resisting. And I cannot contemplate the person they would "build me up" into becoming.

But (as I said elsewhere), that's not to say I would have nothing to offer my country. Give me a gun and put me in a uniform, and I would be useless. On the other hand, put me in Bletchley Park with the other misfits, and we will win the war for you. To put it bluntly, I don't need to be broken down before I can be useful! (And my loyalty to my country is not in question).

It is this ability of the military to assign us and them which troubles me. If you are not 100% with us, you are against us. It makes it easy for people in the military who are not quite like "us" to be rejected and brutalised. And who is not quite like "us"? Well, homosexual and transgender people are a good place to start. Private Barry Winchell was bullied and eventually murdered by one of his comrades for dating a male-to-female transwoman.
Discharged for transitioning: Sage Fox

We all know of course, that a man who falls in love with another man (or a man who thinks he was born a woman) is somehow soft, somehow effeminate, somehow morally twisted, and therefore prone to cowardice and treachery. We can't have that in the military. First of all, a man needs to be a real man with no hint of femininity. Second of all, imagine the effect on morale if you are constantly on your guard in case your buddy wants to molest you sexually instead of guarding your back. The solution, of course, is to keep all those queers and gays and trannies out.

These arguments are obviously flawed. The reason is that there are (and have always been) gay and trans people in the military (we can start with the Chevalier D'Eon!). They have in many cases served with distinction, shown great valour, and have sometimes been highly decorated. So much for their intrinsic weaknesses. Second, those reports of soldiers sexually abusing their comrades just haven't materialised. It turns out that your gay buddy is every bit as interested in surviving the conflict alive as you are, and he has no more interest in sexually molesting you than you have of him. So morale hasn't suffered. The military hasn't collapsed amid a shower of pink sparks.

There are hints that the tide is beginning to turn. This article isn't big enough to explore the US military, where acceptance of gay people is on the rise. Instead, it's about trans people, where acceptance lags quite a long way behind. This excellent article in the New York Times by Julia Baird reports that 20% of US trans people have served in the military. This is borne out by my personal experience corresponding with other transgender people. In addition to the military, there are plenty of others who have served in the police and other "masculine" occupations.
Baird: Nine percent of transgender people who have served in the American military report being discharged because of being transgender or gender nonconforming. Almost all of the rest stay quiet for fear of harassment or abuse.

A Harvard study published last year found that most transgender military personnel in America are white, educated and middle-aged. And most eventually transitioned from male to female. It also found that 20 percent of transgender people had served in the military — double the rate of the general population. (There is a theory that many seek “hypermasculine” experiences to suppress their desire to be female.) A University of California survey found almost all — 97 percent — were not able to transition until after they left the service.
And she quotes a female-to-male serviceman whom she identifies only as Ryan:
Ryan: I wear an American uniform and I represent a country supposedly defined by liberty and equality. But my allies are welcome to serve in a way that has most certainly just cost me my livelihood. If these countries’ soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines can serve openly and authentically as transgender women and men, why can’t I?
Still serving: Cate McGregor
And serving officer Captain Sage Fox writes:
Fox:I'm a transgender woman and an Army Officer. I want what everyone who cares about our military and our country should want: The freedom to live our lives in peace, raise our children in safety, and live according to our personal and collective ideals. Without these, what ARE we fighting for?
The first military transwoman I heard of was Jan Hamilton in her famous documentary Sex Change Soldier. Jan served in an elite Special Forces unit, and there is a short sequence in the documentary which shows some of the comments she received from her former comrades after she came out. They are unbelievably painful and hurtful. At the time of this documentary, it wasn't possible to transition and remain serving in the British army, although it now is.

But the second had a slightly more hopeful story. Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor came out while serving as a senior (and decorated) officer in the Australian Army. However, her commanding officer refused to accept her resignation when she tendered it, and refuted her claim that she was bringing embarrassment to his office. Although McGregor has continued to serve, she describes the "drumbeat of personal abuse" she has suffered since coming out, and also talks of difficulty explaining things to her wife.
Warrior Princess: Kristin Beck

And most recently, highly decorated US Navy SEAL and transwoman Kristin Beck has published her autobiography, Warrior Princess. Beck is literally festooned with decorations. Her Wikipedia article speculates that its publication has encouraged US Defence officials to reconsider their policy about trans people serving in the military, and Una at TransasCity mentions a study which shows that it would have few negative consequences (although Una points out that the study cannot be considered unbiased, commissioned as it was by billionaire transwoman Jennifer Pritzker-- herself a former Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army). This doesn't seem to be the same study which Julia Baird mentions above. In any case, you can read the whole report here. Most recently, Chuck Hagel, the incumbent US Secretary of Defence, has recommended that the US policy of not allowing transgender people to serve should be reviewed.

Which countries allow people to transition and still serve? Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. (If you know of any others, please let me know). And of course, my home of New Zealand, which was, I am delighted to say, recently judged the most tolerant of LGBT servicemen and women in an international study (the Brits came joint second). Nonetheless, I suspect that, in general, the bar isn't set very high for this particular contest!

From my own perspective, it seems encouraging that one can survive a couple of decades of military service, and it doesn't grind out all your femininity, all your sensitivity, as many of the above people have shown.

In the grand scheme of things, this is all a very small problem. As far as I can judge, although Australia permits transition while serving, there seem to be only six people to whom this currently applies. And Wikipedia's list of transsexual or transgendered people who have served in the military is pitifully small. Nonetheless, for those few, it's a very big deal indeed, and (as with other areas) I suspect what we see is only the small tip of a very large iceberg.

For those still serving in painful silence, coming out and finally being true to themselves may call for another manifestation of the "big brave soldier".

My thanks to Melissa for drawing my attention to the New York Times article.

For my exclusive interview with Jan Hamilton, now Abigail Austen, click here.

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Addendum: 14th September 2016

As of the 1st July 2016, the US has lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. The BBC carries the story here.
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Some things should not happen, but they do. 



In 69, Tiberius Julius Alexander ordered his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor. 552, Battle of TaginaeByzantine forces under Narses defeated the Ostrogoths in Italy. During the fightings king Totila was mortally wounded. 1097, Battle of DorylaeumCrusaders led by prince Bohemond of Taranto defeated a Seljuk army led by sultan Kilij Arslan I. 1431, the Battle of La Higueruela took place in Granada, leading to a modest advance of the Kingdom of Castile during the Reconquista.

In 1523, Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes became the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Roman Catholic authorities in Brussels. They were Augustinian monks. Others from their monastery had recanted. These refused.  1569, Union of Lublin: The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania confirmed a real union; the united country is called the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations. 1643, first meeting of the Westminster Assembly, a council of theologians ("divines") and members of the Parliament of England appointed to restructure the Church of England, at Westminster Abbey in London. 1690, Glorious RevolutionBattle of the Boyne in Ireland (as reckoned under the Julian calendar). 1766, Jean-François de la Barre, a young French nobleman, was tortured and beheaded before his body was burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire's Dictionnaire philosophique nailed to his torso for the crime of not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession in AbbevilleFrance. It sounds excessive, but he was a protestant. 1770, Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u. 1782, Raid on Lunenburg: American privateers attacked the British settlement of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

In 1837, a system of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths was established in England and Wales. 1855, signing of the Quinault Treaty: The Quinault and the Quileute ceded their land to the United States. 1858, joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society in London. 1862, The Russian State Library was founded as The Library of the Moscow Public Museum. Also 1862, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, second daughter of Queen Victoria, married Prince Louis of Hesse, the future Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse. Also 1862, American Civil War: The Battle of Malvern Hill took place. It is the final battle in the Seven Days Campaign, part of George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. 1863, Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marked the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands. Also, American Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg began. 1867, the British North America Act of 1867 took effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date was commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.

In 1870, the United States Department of Justice formally came into existence. 1873, Prince Edward Island joined the Canadian Confederation. 1874, the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, went on sale. 1878, Canada joined the Universal Postal Union. 1879, Charles Taze Russell published the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower. 1881, the world's first international telephone call was made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. Also 1881, General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell and Childers reforms of the British Army, came into effect. 1885, the United States terminated reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada. 1890, Canada and Bermuda were linked by telegraph cable. 1898, Spanish–American War: The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought in Santiago de Cuba.

In 1903, start of first Tour de France bicycle race. 1908, SOS was adopted as the international distress signal. 1911, Germany despatched the gunship Panther to Morocco, sparking the Agadir Crisis. 1915, Leutnant Kurt Wintgens of the then-named German Fliegertruppe air service achieved the first known aerial victory with a synchronized machine-gun armed fighter plane, the Fokker M.5K/MG Eindecker. 1916, World War IFirst day on the Somme: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army were killed and 40,000 wounded. 1921, the Communist Party of China was founded. 1922, the Great Railroad Strike of 1922 began in the United States. 1923, the Canadian Parliament suspended all Chinese immigration. 1931, United Airlines began service (as Boeing Air Transport). 1932, Australia's national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was formed. 1935, Regina, Saskatchewan police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police ambushed strikers participating in the On-to-Ottawa Trek.

In 1942, World War IIFirst Battle of El Alamein. Also 1942, the Australian Federal Government became the sole collector of income tax in Australia as State Income Tax was abolished. 1943, Tokyo City merged with Tokyo Prefecture and was dissolved. Since this date, no city in Japan has the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city). 1947, the Philippine Air Force was established. 1948, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid-i-Azam) inaugurated Pakistan's central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan. 1949, the merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ended more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family. 1957, the International Geophysical Year began. 1958, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation linked television broadcasting across Canada via microwave. Also 1958, flooding of Canada's St. Lawrence Seaway began. 1959, the Party of the African Federation held its constitutive conference. Also 1959, specific values for the international yardavoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) were adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.

In 1960, independence of Somalia. Also 1960, Ghana became a Republic and Kwame Nkrumah became its first President as Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be its Head of state. 1962, independence of Rwanda. Also 1962, independence of Burundi. 1963, ZIP codes were introduced for United States mail. Also 1963, the British Government admitted that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent. 1966, the first color television transmission in Canada took place from Toronto. 1967, the European Community was formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission. Also 1967, Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, which officially made Canada its own federal dominion. 1968, the United States Central Intelligence Agency's Phoenix Program was officially established. Also 1968, the Nuclear non-proliferation treaty was signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries. Also 1968, formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL–CIO in the United States. 1970, President General Yahya Khan abolished One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces. 1972, the first Gay Pride march in England took place. 1976, Portugal granted autonomy to Madeira. 1978, the Northern Territory in Australia was granted Self-Government. 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman.

In 1980, "O Canada" officially became the national anthem of Canada. 1981, the Wonderland murders occurred in the early morning hours in Los Angeles, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash. 1983, a North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashed into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board. 1984, the PG-13 rating was introduced by the MPAA. 1987, the American radio station WFAN in New York, New York was launched as the world's first all-sports radio station. 1990, German reunificationEast Germany accepted the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany. 1991, the Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague. 1997, China resumed sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule. 1999, the Scottish Parliament was officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers were officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.

In 2002, the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute individuals for genocidecrimes against humanitywar crimes, and the crime of aggression. Also 2002, Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collided in mid-air over Überlingen, southern Germany, killing all 71 on board. 2003, over 500,000 people protested against efforts to pass anti-sedition legislation in Hong Kong. 2004, Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini–Huygens began at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC. 2006, the first operation of Qinghai–Tibet Railway in China. 2007, the Concert for Diana was held at the new Wembley Stadium in London and broadcast in 140 countries. Also 2007, smoking in England was banned in all public indoor spaces. 2008, Rioting erupted in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections. 2013, Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union. Also 2013, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) began its operative peacekeeping mandate in Mali. Also 2013, Neptune's moon S/2004 N 1 was discovered.

I am very good and don't deserve the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.


Here is a video I made Waltzing Matilda

I was asked to do a Banjo Patterson Poem. I thought I had done this, but I hadn't. This was made so as to tell the story, rather than sing the song.
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"Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's most widely known bush ballad. A country folk song, the song has been referred to as "the unofficial national anthem of Australia"
http://conservativeweasel.blogspot.com/2011/12/waltzing-matilda.html

Oh there once was a swagman camped in the billabongs,
Under the shade of a Coolibah tree;
And he sang as he looked at the old billy boiling
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."


Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, my darling.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda and leading a water-bag.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.


Up came the jumbuck to drink at the waterhole,
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee;
And he sang as he put him away in his tucker-bag,
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."


Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, my darling.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda and leading a water-bag.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.


Up came the squatter a-riding his thoroughbred;
Up came the policeman - one, two, and three.
"Whose is the jumbuck you've got in the tucker-bag?
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with we."


Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, my darling.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda and leading a water-bag.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.


Up sprang the swagman and jumped into the waterhole,
Drowning himself by the Coolibah tree;
And his voice can be heard as it sings in the billabongs,
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me."


Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, my darling.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda and leading a water-bag.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.
Written 1895, first published as sheet music 1903.



=== from 2016 ===
 The political despatch of Boris Johnson, who had led the successful Brexit campaign, was as surprising as the success of the campaign. The Notting Hill set have eaten their own. David Cameron finally fell, having never managed to appear strongly conservative. But his stable mate of Gove had sided with Johnson as the face of Brexit, and then ripped support away from Johnson and denounced Johnson as being too identifiably the face of Brexit, and unable to unite the conservative party. In fairness, Gove could not unite the party either. Gove has ambition and ability, as does Theresa May. There are echoes of the Metherell affair in NSW when two friends, Terry Metherell and Nick Greiner ran afoul of political perfection and Greiner was subsequently unfairly forced to resign as Premier of NSW. One incompetent independent of the time who unfairly attacked Greiner was Tony Windsor. Windsor is still trying to hurt good conservative candidates. 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation came into being on this day in 1932. It is a bureaucratic mess. But it isn't the worst mess on this day. In 1766, a young French nobleman, Jean-François de la Barre who was tortured and beheaded before his body was burned on a pyre. Also burned, pinned to his body, was a work of Voltaire. The crime the twenty year old man committed was said to be failing to bow to a religious procession, but the unpleasant truth is that he was a protestant in a catholic land. The ABC was created in the hope that the left leaning press in Australia would be balanced by state body which reported facts, not bias. The reality is that the ABC has never been balanced. 

Greece has defaulted on her IMF loan. Soon she will vote to approve or deny the imposition of austerity. But she has already done so, and her government ran on the lie that Greece didn't need austerity. Now the EU has a choice, but it isn't really a choice. Greece needs to be booted from the EU as a lesson in humility. It should never be the case that a nation employs people without paying them. The civilised world abhors slavery. 
From 2014
Today is an extraordinary day. The birthday of Semmelweis (1818) whose work as a physician gave rise to the legal term "Clean Hands". Or Dorothea Mackellar (1885) who beautifully described Australia in poetry. But for all the amazing wonderful things about today that I could point to, my mind is drawn to the infamous act of cowardice and butchery in which the three bodies of children of Israel were unearthed following their abduction. There is a cowardly dismissal of Middle East events involving Israel by those who do not know or care, that there is blood on both sides. But that is not the case. There is no analog for what Israel does that excuses this murder. It is inexcusable, and those who are responsible need to be brought to justice, and those who excuse should be discredited. 

Three boys went to a religious function and were on their way home when they were abducted. They were not warriors. Targeting them was an act of terror. One boy had been able to use his phone to let people know he had been abducted. That call was the last anyone heard him alive. It is not too hard to follow the mindset of the terrorists, but remarkably, one mother of one suspect has claimed she is proud of her son for doing it. I want religious authorities of the perpetrators to denounce the activity. If that mum has excused the activity, I want her discredited. Saddam Hussein had paid money to family of suicide bombers. If her people are serious about wanting peace, perhaps they will meet similar justice as was applied to Saddam. 

One imagines the terrorists alerted to the phone call told the boys that they would have to die and not merely be hostages because of it. They probably did their best to torture the boys, and blame them, before killing them. But the boys had done nothing wrong. Earlier this year, Obama had forced Israel to release terrorists who had killed, from jail for peace. No peace has been forthcoming from those terrorist supporters. One of the boys was a US citizen .. someone Obama has sworn an oath to protect and serve. But instead, the US President has paid US money to support a terrorist administration. Maybe Hamas will deny the activity, they have not yet, instead accusing Israel of overstating the crime. The UN cannot endorse this crime, and if they fail to act on it, they need to be dismantled. 

Three boys kidnapped, tortured and murdered by terrorists. Who dares support that? 

The incident is not isolated in Middle East terrorist history. The second intifada, which began after Bill Clinton embarrassed Arafat over a Monica Special cigar transformed a lynching of two Israeli security detail who had been illegally lured and detained by so called Palestinian authorities. This incident is on a par. A crime against humanity linked by successive Democrat party US Presidents. 
Historical perspective on this day
In 69, Tiberius Julius Alexander ordered his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegianceto Vespasian as Emperor. 552, Battle of TaginaeByzantine forces under Narses defeated the Ostrogoths in Italy. During the fightings king Totila was mortally wounded. 1097, Battle of DorylaeumCrusaders led by prince Bohemond of Taranto defeated a Seljuk army led by sultan Kilij Arslan I. 1431, the Battle of La Higueruela took place in Granada, leading to a modest advance of the Kingdom of Castile during the Reconquista.

In 1523, Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes became the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Roman Catholic authorities in Brussels. 1569, Union of Lublin: The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania confirmed a real union; the united country is called the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations. 1643, first meeting of the Westminster Assembly, a council of theologians ("divines") and members of the Parliament of England appointed to restructure the Church of England, at Westminster Abbeyin London. 1690, Glorious RevolutionBattle of the Boyne in Ireland (as reckoned under the Julian calendar). 1766, Jean-François de la Barre, a young French nobleman, was torturedand beheaded before his body was burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire's Dictionnaire philosophique nailed to his torso for the crime of not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession in AbbevilleFrance. 1770, Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u. 1782, Raid on Lunenburg: American privateers attacked the British settlement of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

In 1837, a system of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths was established in England and Wales. 1855, signing of the Quinault Treaty: The Quinault and the Quileute ceded their land to the United States. 1858, joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society in London. 1862, The Russian State Library was founded as The Library of the Moscow Public Museum. Also 1862, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, second daughter of Queen Victoria, married Prince Louis of Hesse, the future Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse. Also 1862, American Civil War: The Battle of Malvern Hill took place. It is the final battle in the Seven Days Campaign, part of George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. 1863, Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marked the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands. Also, American Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburgbegan. 1867, the British North America Act of 1867 took effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date was commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.

In 1870, the United States Department of Justice formally came into existence. 1873, Prince Edward Island joined the Canadian Confederation. 1874, the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, went on sale. 1878, Canada joined the Universal Postal Union. 1879, Charles Taze Russell published the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower. 1881, the world's first international telephone call was made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. Also 1881, General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell and Childers reforms of the British Army, came into effect. 1885, the United States terminated reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada. 1890, Canada and Bermuda were linked by telegraph cable. 1898, Spanish–American War: The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought in Santiago de Cuba.

In 1903, start of first Tour de France bicycle race. 1908, SOS was adopted as the international distress signal. 1911, Germany despatched the gunship Panther to Morocco, sparking the Agadir Crisis. 1915, Leutnant Kurt Wintgens of the then-named German Fliegertruppe air service achieved the first known aerial victory with a synchronized machine-gun armed fighter plane, the Fokker M.5K/MG Eindecker. 1916, World War IFirst day on the Somme: On the first day of the Ba
          Fri Jun 30th Todays News   
Some things should not happen, but they do. Good news about unemployment should be oxygen for the federal government. Unemployment is down around 5.5%. That should mean that the government will have good returns from income tax and production. There are lots of good things the federal government is doing, but the oxygen thief that is Malcolm Turnbull and his crony mates of Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne are robbing the government of oxygen. Mr Abbott can help and does. Take an example of a few words Mr Abbott said at a recent IPA event 

"We have an abundance of energy - but the world's highest power prices; an abundance of land - and property prices to rival Hong Kong's; some of the world's smartest people - yet with school rankings behind Kazakhstan.

We need to make Australia work again - because our country, plainly, is not working as it should. We are letting ourselves down. We are not what we should be; and we know it."


Mr Abbott generously gave his time to talk to IPA members, and not just speak his thoughts and run. And Mr Abbott gives oxygen which the government needs. 

In 350, Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, was defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius. Neither reigned long as Constantius II dealt with Magnentius three years later. 763, the Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeated the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus.1520, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fought their way out of Tenochtitlan. 1559, King Henry II of France was mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery. 1688, the Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution

In 1934, the Night of the Long KnivesAdolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, took place. 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appealed for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country. 1937, the world's first emergency telephone number999, was introduced in London. 1963, Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, killed seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo

In 1971, the crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft were killed when their air supply escaped through a faulty valve. It is difficult to overstate the tragedy. The mission to dock with a space station and stay there for weeks was successful. They kept fit on a treadmill twice a day. But on re entry, a pressure valve no one could access was left open in space. They died in seconds on re entry. 

I am very good and don't deserve the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.