Uber’s new autonomous trucks get total upgrade amid Waymo lawsuit   
Uber has a new fleet of autonomous trucks, deploying a new version of self-driving hardware and sensors that won’t be impacted by the ongoing legal battle with Alphabet’s Waymo. Though the company may be best-known for its passenger ridesharing service – or, more recently, most infamously for its controversial former CEO – Uber has also been working on modernizing haulage, … Continue reading
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          Zebra - Vintage French Letter Print - 11 x 14 inches by ChildsTouch   

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          MORGAN STANLEY: Here's why it makes sense for Tesla to become the next big music-streaming service (TSLA)   

FILE PHOTO - New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Tesla, the electric-car and energy-storage company, could become the next big music-streaming service.

Last week, a representative told Business Insider that it was important for its customers to "listen to the music they want from whatever source they choose." The comments followed a report suggesting the company was working on a music-streaming service.

And according to Adam Jonas, an equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, this would make sense.

Silicon Valley is interested "in the potential multi-trillion dollar opportunity selling data, content, and experiences unfamiliar to today's auto firms," Jonas said in a note on Tuesday.

"The potential total addressable market of such a bundled mile (utility + content + data) dwarfs some of the major end markets (PC, smartphones) that Silicon Valley currently services."

By 2030, Jonas forecast, Tesla Mobility — an on-demand service similar to Uber — would have about 2 million cars, and there would be about 7 million privately owned Teslas.

"Tesla wants to be more than a 'dumb pipe'" that moves people around, Jonas said.

The auto industry would be a "money loser" by 2030, Jonas said. However, Tesla would be able to monetize the time that people are spending in their cars, as it and other companies develop what he described as a "living room on wheels."

"These firms could cede 100% of the value of content to the likes of Apple, Alphabet, Pandora, Sirius, or Netflix," Jonas said. "On the other hand, they could say: 'Wait a second. This is our venue. Our OLED screen. Our speakers. Our HMI. Our seats. Our software. Let's at least give the customer a choice of using our own apps before we too quickly go the way of the pure handset manufacturers.'"

Additionally, the buying power of people who own Tesla's electric cars could be well-suited to the market for paid premium content.

Jonas expects that Tesla's peers entering the self-driving and ride-hailing space, including Alphabet and Apple, could also explore original content for their cars' passengers.

But these competitors are bigger and better capitalized than Tesla, meaning they could provide ride-hailing services at a loss and at Tesla's expense, Jonas said.

Music streaming is worth about $50 million in enterprise value to Tesla, Jonas estimated.

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          Yakety Axe   

This child's ball is printed with letters of the alphabet and pictures of things that start with the letter. English Language & Usage Stack Exchange member gmauch asked what word could the image with the Y represent. It looks like an axe. Dozens of people are speculating on the answer, which leads down a rabbit hole of toy manufacturers, foreign languages, and counterfeiters. The Swedish word for axe is yxa, but connecting the ball to Sweden leads to a dead end. There are archaic terms that might work, but that makes no sense -but then, neither does using a submarine for the letter U, as in U-boat. One contributor wrote a "Who's on First"-style sequence about a Chinese knockoff company trying to design the ball. Maybe you can contribute, too. See the whole discussion here. Be aware that it is still growing.

-via Metafilter, where one commenter summed it up as "This is what the internet is for."


          Apple of Google: wie staat er beter voor?   
Apple en Google-moeder Alphabet zijn qua marktwaarde de twee grootste aandelen ter wereld. Wie staat er op dit moment beter voor?
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          Exclusive: Dropbox seeks to hire IPO underwriters - sources    

By Liana B. Baker and Lauren Hirsch

(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc is seeking to hire underwriters for an initial public offering that could come later this year, which would make it the biggest U.S. technology company to go public since Snap Inc , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The IPO will be a key test of Dropbox's worth after it was valued at almost $10 billion in a private fundraising round in 2014.

Dropbox will begin interviewing investment banks in the coming weeks, the sources said, asking not to be named because the deliberations are private.

Dropbox declined to comment.

Several big U.S. technology companies such as Uber Technologies Inc and Airbnb Inc have resisted going public in recent months, concerned that stock market investors, who focus more on profitability than do private investors, would assign lower valuations to them.

Snap, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, was forced to lower its IPO valuation expectations earlier this year amid investor concern over its unproven business model. Its shares have since lingered just above the IPO price, with investors troubled by widening losses and missed analyst estimates. It has a market capitalization of $21 billion.

Still, for many private companies, there is increasing pressure to go pubic as investors look to cash out.

Proceeds from technology IPOs slumped to $6.7 billion in2015 from $34 billion in 2014, and shrunk further to $2.9 billion in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Dropbox's main competitor, Box Inc , was valued at roughly $1.67 billion in its IPO in 2015, less than the $2.4 billion it had been valued at in previous private fundraising rounds.

San Francisco-based Dropbox, which was founded in 2007 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, counts Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price and Greylock Partners as investors.

Dropbox started as a free service for consumers to share and store photos, music and other large files. That business became commoditized though, as Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc started offering storage for free.

Dropbox has since pivoted to focus on winning business clients, and Houston, the company's CEO, has said that Dropbox is on track to generate more than $1 billion in revenue this year.

The company has expanded its Dropbox Business that requires companies to pay a fee based on the number of employees who use it. The service in January began offering Smart Sync, which allows users to see and access all of their files, whether stored in the cloud or on a local hard drive, from their desktop.

(Additional reporting by Heather Somerville, Salvador Rodriguez and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie Adler and Stephen Coates)


          Exclusive: Dropbox seeks to hire IPO underwriters - sources    

By Liana B. Baker and Lauren Hirsch

(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc is seeking to hire underwriters for an initial public offering that could come later this year, which would make it the biggest U.S. technology company to go public since Snap Inc , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The IPO will be a key test of Dropbox's worth after it was valued at almost $10 billion in a private fundraising round in 2014.

Dropbox will begin interviewing investment banks in the coming weeks, the sources said, asking not to be named because the deliberations are private.

Dropbox declined to comment.

Several big U.S. technology companies such as Uber Technologies Inc and Airbnb Inc have resisted going public in recent months, concerned that stock market investors, who focus more on profitability than do private investors, would assign lower valuations to them.

Snap, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, was forced to lower its IPO valuation expectations earlier this year amid investor concern over its unproven business model. Its shares have since lingered just above the IPO price, with investors troubled by widening losses and missed analyst estimates. It has a market capitalization of $21 billion.

Still, for many private companies, there is increasing pressure to go pubic as investors look to cash out.

Proceeds from technology IPOs slumped to $6.7 billion in2015 from $34 billion in 2014, and shrunk further to $2.9 billion in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Dropbox's main competitor, Box Inc , was valued at roughly $1.67 billion in its IPO in 2015, less than the $2.4 billion it had been valued at in previous private fundraising rounds.

San Francisco-based Dropbox, which was founded in 2007 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, counts Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price and Greylock Partners as investors.

Dropbox started as a free service for consumers to share and store photos, music and other large files. That business became commoditized though, as Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc started offering storage for free.

Dropbox has since pivoted to focus on winning business clients, and Houston, the company's CEO, has said that Dropbox is on track to generate more than $1 billion in revenue this year.

The company has expanded its Dropbox Business that requires companies to pay a fee based on the number of employees who use it. The service in January began offering Smart Sync, which allows users to see and access all of their files, whether stored in the cloud or on a local hard drive, from their desktop.

(Additional reporting by Heather Somerville, Salvador Rodriguez and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie Adler and Stephen Coates)


          Exclusive: Dropbox seeks to hire IPO underwriters - sources    

By Liana B. Baker and Lauren Hirsch

(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc is seeking to hire underwriters for an initial public offering that could come later this year, which would make it the biggest U.S. technology company to go public since Snap Inc , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The IPO will be a key test of Dropbox's worth after it was valued at almost $10 billion in a private fundraising round in 2014.

Dropbox will begin interviewing investment banks in the coming weeks, the sources said, asking not to be named because the deliberations are private.

Dropbox declined to comment.

Several big U.S. technology companies such as Uber Technologies Inc and Airbnb Inc have resisted going public in recent months, concerned that stock market investors, who focus more on profitability than do private investors, would assign lower valuations to them.

Snap, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, was forced to lower its IPO valuation expectations earlier this year amid investor concern over its unproven business model. Its shares have since lingered just above the IPO price, with investors troubled by widening losses and missed analyst estimates. It has a market capitalization of $21 billion.

Still, for many private companies, there is increasing pressure to go pubic as investors look to cash out.

Proceeds from technology IPOs slumped to $6.7 billion in2015 from $34 billion in 2014, and shrunk further to $2.9 billion in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Dropbox's main competitor, Box Inc , was valued at roughly $1.67 billion in its IPO in 2015, less than the $2.4 billion it had been valued at in previous private fundraising rounds.

San Francisco-based Dropbox, which was founded in 2007 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, counts Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price and Greylock Partners as investors.

Dropbox started as a free service for consumers to share and store photos, music and other large files. That business became commoditized though, as Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc started offering storage for free.

Dropbox has since pivoted to focus on winning business clients, and Houston, the company's CEO, has said that Dropbox is on track to generate more than $1 billion in revenue this year.

The company has expanded its Dropbox Business that requires companies to pay a fee based on the number of employees who use it. The service in January began offering Smart Sync, which allows users to see and access all of their files, whether stored in the cloud or on a local hard drive, from their desktop.

(Additional reporting by Heather Somerville, Salvador Rodriguez and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie Adler and Stephen Coates)


          Exclusive: Dropbox seeks to hire IPO underwriters - sources    

By Liana B. Baker and Lauren Hirsch

(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc is seeking to hire underwriters for an initial public offering that could come later this year, which would make it the biggest U.S. technology company to go public since Snap Inc , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The IPO will be a key test of Dropbox's worth after it was valued at almost $10 billion in a private fundraising round in 2014.

Dropbox will begin interviewing investment banks in the coming weeks, the sources said, asking not to be named because the deliberations are private.

Dropbox declined to comment.

Several big U.S. technology companies such as Uber Technologies Inc and Airbnb Inc have resisted going public in recent months, concerned that stock market investors, who focus more on profitability than do private investors, would assign lower valuations to them.

Snap, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, was forced to lower its IPO valuation expectations earlier this year amid investor concern over its unproven business model. Its shares have since lingered just above the IPO price, with investors troubled by widening losses and missed analyst estimates. It has a market capitalization of $21 billion.

Still, for many private companies, there is increasing pressure to go pubic as investors look to cash out.

Proceeds from technology IPOs slumped to $6.7 billion in2015 from $34 billion in 2014, and shrunk further to $2.9 billion in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Dropbox's main competitor, Box Inc , was valued at roughly $1.67 billion in its IPO in 2015, less than the $2.4 billion it had been valued at in previous private fundraising rounds.

San Francisco-based Dropbox, which was founded in 2007 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, counts Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price and Greylock Partners as investors.

Dropbox started as a free service for consumers to share and store photos, music and other large files. That business became commoditized though, as Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc started offering storage for free.

Dropbox has since pivoted to focus on winning business clients, and Houston, the company's CEO, has said that Dropbox is on track to generate more than $1 billion in revenue this year.

The company has expanded its Dropbox Business that requires companies to pay a fee based on the number of employees who use it. The service in January began offering Smart Sync, which allows users to see and access all of their files, whether stored in the cloud or on a local hard drive, from their desktop.

(Additional reporting by Heather Somerville, Salvador Rodriguez and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie Adler and Stephen Coates)


          Weekly Python StackOverflow Report: (lxxx) stackoverflow python report   
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  1. Multiple constructors: the Pythonic way? - [40/7]
  2. Truth value of empty set - [33/3]
  3. Multiple repeated `in` keyword - [23/3]
  4. How can I find out which module a name is imported from? - [14/5]
  5. asyncio awaitable object - basic example - [9/1]
  6. Why in python 0, 0 == (0, 0) equals (0, False) - [8/3]
  7. Why is this improved sieve slower with pypy? - [8/1]
  8. How to sort integers alphabetically - [7/5]
  9. In sklearn.decomposition.PCA, why are components_ negative? - [7/3]
  10. Why does numpy integer subtraction produce a float64? - [7/2]

          The 'rhythm' of writing   

[USA], Jul 1 (ANI): Turns out, Japanese writing is all about rhythm.

Researcher NONAKA Tetsushi from the Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment looked at the development of writing skills in Japanese first-grade students learning the hiragana script.

By quantifying their pen movements, he revealed the process of learning distinct temporal patterns of movement in such a way to differentiate a set of subtle features of each symbol. These aspects of handwriting development have been largely neglected in research carried out in Latin alphabet communities.

This study looked at the development of movement dynamics of handwriting in 1st graders at the Kobe University Elementary School who learned to write hiragana, a phonetic script used for Japanese. He examined how their movements were influenced by the social norms of the classroom environment in which those 1st graders participated over the first three months of the primary school.

During the study, the children were repeatedly encouraged to pay attention to the specific requirements for writing each character, including stroke endings, stroke order and rhythm of movement. While he observed individual variation in handwriting development among six students studying in the same classroom, two common trends were quantitatively demonstrated.

Firstly, the pen movements became clearly differentiated for each type of stroke ending (stop, sweep or jump). Secondly, a consistent temporal structure of movement gradually emerged for each stroke.

This demonstrates that the process of handwriting development as explained by Latin alphabet-based research - acquiring fine motor skills in hands, plus storing the shapes in the head - cannot fully explain the handwriting skill development process for hiragana script.

At least in this particular language community, learning the temporal pattern of movement corresponding to a letter seems highly important, based on which the invariant features of a letter--the traces of the specific temporal pattern of movement--can be discriminated as such.

The study also suggested that the process of learning to write by differentiating physical movements may be linked to a phenomenon specific to Chinese character-based cultures known as "air writing", when people unconsciously move their fingers while trying to recall a certain character.

The findings were published on June 13 in Developmental Psychobiology. (ANI)


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          Thinking, Playing, Reading   
Thinking:
I loved this article that Melissa linked to on her site.  I have been thinking a bunch about college and college prep lately now that I have had one graduate, one finishing her second year and one starting the college visit/application/testing process.

I realize that a lot of what we parents worry about and think has to happen before college, and what is going to happen during college isn't really reality.  There are checklists of course of things that the kids need for dorms, and things they must be able to do (laundry) but in the grand scheme of life, these are inconsequential.  For instance, my oldest didn't know how to do laundry when we started college-I'm not sure Abbey did either-but I knew they could figure that out on their own by asking someone, or reading the actual dials.  People make such a big deal out of the things that don't matter, I guess, is my point.  So talking to people, being confident enough and friendly enough to say, "Hey can you help me with this", or just smart enough to figure things out on their own is helpful.  And it is different today than when we were in college, because mom was not a quick text away.  So that is enough learning opportunity-as parents we need to be able to balance ourselves when it comes to promoting independence with back-up support-that's so important.

I will say this for sure-college is about growth, huge growth, when it comes to learning about their peers and living with others.  It's about learning to manage time, and learning how to make good personal decisions.  I've talked a lot with different parents and what they've heard from their college kids.  Things are definitely scarier in terms of bad decision that kids can make.  I can use this is one example-when I went to college I saw people smoking marijuana one time, and the only alcohol that was present was wine coolers, and cheap beer.  Yes, damage could be done with that type of alcohol, but how much damage?  As much damage as straight vodka?  From what I have heard, hard liquor and marijuana and other drugs aren't as scarce as they were back in my time.  I've heard and read many stories about alcohol poisoning, something I never heard about when I was in college. Recently a beautiful girl was found dead at a campus in my state from alcohol poisoning-a freshman with a wonderful future ahead of her.  And the next weekend at her campus dozens of kids were in the ER for alcohol poisoning-I don't think this is rare anymore on weekends across our country.  (This is a whole other subject-when I was in college we were all poor enough to make our $ stretch like crazy just for meals-so if anyone was buying alcohol it was cheap-where are these kids getting the funds to buy all this? Parents.)

These are the things that we parents need to talk about more than anything-'not being an idiot' is what I call this talk.  Knowing how to still have fun and not drink or if you choose to do so (and if you are under 21 you are breaking the law)-well, don't be an idiot. The consequences of lower inhibitions from alcohol etc. is all on topic.  I find the way so far that has worked best is using real life examples, and discussing these-why would someone do this or that, the pain that was caused to others from this choice, the consequences of the action and how that affected that person's life forever, and just treating your own brain and body with respect.

On the chance that I am scaring someone, it does seem to me that one thing that has changed-peer pressure isn't too much of a thing anymore.  That it's not "cool" to pressure peers to do things or make them feel like the odd one out.  This is a good change, isn't it?  Because I definitely felt that in high school and college.  Maybe that also has to do with the friends kids keep.

The personal growth in college can be huge-but it ebbs and flows for sure.  Sometimes I have thought-Alleluia! and other times I have felt like one step up, two steps back in terms of management skills, and independence.  For example, I found that my kids became worse at some things-here they had to be more independent at making their own meals at different times so if they needed a lunch or breakfast and I was busy or driving someone somewhere they fixed their own.  In college, assuming they are living in a dorm, they now visit a cafeteria with a ton of different options all made and waiting (and paid) for them at any time of day.

There is a good argument too, that the concept of college life-this age group of kids living together in dorms etc., is an absolutely crazy invention-or what it has turned into-the culture of college- vs what "college" really was, is crazy.  And I could agree with that also.  These are still kids without full brain development.  And college is really about learning stuff.  That has nothing to do with sports, Greek life, dorms and parties.

These are just my thoughts-I am NO expert, maybe by the time Patrick gets through college I will be more confident in what I know about college prep and maturation during this time.  I think by then I will have hit every college-my oldest's experience at a small private school has been different in ways from my daughter's experience at a huge state university.  And knowing our children, what their strengths and stressors are-and having those good conversations with them-that is most important.

I think if I had read that list that I linked to I would have panicked in some ways-are they ready, do they have this all mastered? I think we have to realize that mastering all these skills continues into the college years.  There is much learned from experience and trial and error and mistakes and confidence is gained from this-just like the way we are still learning about life now.

On to fun things:

Playing:
Janey is so cute right now with her imagination-I spy often and hear her playing mommy or school or shop lady or waitress.

She loves envelopes and stationary and little pads of paper.  This is so easy to buy cheap at the grocery store.  She has a wallet and a few purses.  (I have to find her a waitress pad!)


She is really really into playing with her borrowed Fisher Price doll house (thank you Aunt Julie!). Everyday she has it all spread out and every girl and boy and mom and dad named and they go on adventures every day.  Hours and hours.

Reading:
I bought her this book after reading some reviews on a home school site and we love it.  It has a little duck hidden on every page-we have had a few other books like this over the years (this one is geared toward younger kids) and my kids have always just loved finding the hidden item. There are also so many opportunities to count the apples or the chicks etc.  We read it at least once a day.

Big Red
Patrick and I are still working on Big Red.  That boy and his dogs.

Andrew is reading this book and really liking it.


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Čini se kako će vreme polako pregaziti i poznate londonske govornice. Naime, vlasnik većine njih, britanska telekomunikaciona korporacija British Telecom (BT) odlučila se okrenuti budućnosti i modernim tehnologijama.

Sklopljeno je partnerstvo sa kompanijom Intersection (filijalom Alphabet-ovog Sidewalk Labs-a) začetnicom projekta LinkNYC ili Links koji se sprovodi u New York-u. Reč je o projektu kioska ili terminala na ulicama New Yorka pomoću kojih tamošnji građani mogu koristiti besplatnu Wi-Fi vezu.

Nešto slično sada je, zahvaljujući partnerstvu, implementirano i na ulicama Londona, tačnije duž ulice Camden High implementirani su kiosci pod imenom InLinks koji korisnicima nude spajanje njihovih uređaja na besplatnu Wi-Fi vezu, obavljanje besplatnih telefonskih poziva, a na samom kiosku punjenje uređaja putem USB interfejsa, pregled digitalnih mapa i uputstava za dolazak na određenu destinaciju.

Tu su razne druge informacije kao što je vremenska prognoza, vesti iz zajednice te informacije vezane za londonsku podzemnu železnicu. Wi-Fi kiosci u Londonu u potpunosti se finansiraju putem reklamnog sadržaja koji se neprestanco prikazuju na njihovim ekranima.

U budućnosti se pre navedenim mogućnostima planira dodati i senzore za praćenje temperature, kvaliteta vazduha i buke, kao i širenje projekta za ceo London te druge britanske gradove do kraja ove godine.
             
Ted Nelson: "Today's nightmarish new world is controlled by 'webmasters', tekkies unlikely to understand the niceties of text issues and preoccupied with the Web's exploding alphabet soup of embedded formats."
          Udemy – Unity3D Alphabet Board Game Step By Step   

In this course you are going to reskin an educational game for kids, the name of this game is “Alphabet Board” A fun way to learn writing for your kids! This course is the first in its kind; It’s a complete process to design and reskin an Alphabet Board 2D game using Unity3D. It’s a […]

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          Meaning of the Italian female name Gisela is pledge   

Meaning of the Italian female name Gisela is pledge

Local Origin of Name: Italian From the Middle English name Giselle Variant name of  , Giselberta, Giselle, Gisella, Gizela,Gizi Meaning:  'Pledge' or 'hostage' Emotional Spectrum .Somewhat a rebel, she must control her impulses. Personal Integrity .Moral backbone is the hallmark of Gisela. Personality .Sing away sorrow; cast away care. Relationships .Not an 'open book', it takes time to become her friend. Travel & Leisure .Although she enjoys her home, far-away lands hold interest. Career & Money .Books hold the key to her career. Life's Opportunities .Only she holds the key to her happiness. Gisela's Lucky Numbers:44 .33 .57 .22 .46 .26 Gisela  is a female given name of Germanic origin. The name derives from the Old German word "gisil" (offspring, or noble heritage) or "gisel" (ray, the radiant). giselle 
          Meaning of the English name Sewell is sea powerful   

Meaning of the English name Sewell is sea powerful

Local Origin of Name: English From the name Sewell/ Variant name of Sewall Sewell is First and Last name Meaning: Sea Powerful. Emotional Spectrum • Can only be pushed so far... Personal Integrity • He values his personal honesty above other virtues. Personality • Captivating manner. Relationships • Slow to make new friends, Sewell values his old acquaintances. Travel & Leisure • Eat, drink and be merry - play hard! Career & Money • An education is Sewell's most valuable asset. Life's Opportunities • Joy and happiness await this blessed person. " The Lord is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? " Created By Firstnamestore.com Find out more name in our sites. Send us your name meaning and origin. Sung@nydob.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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          Alphabetic Property Display and Summary Page Updates – New Feature   
A new update to your Rentec Direct software provides a convenient sort order so you can easily scan your data and find exactly what you need quickly.  You will also notice immediate changes to the Summary Page that can be customized for your management needs. Rentec Direct has long offered the ability to control the [&#8230;] <br />The post Alphabetic Property Display and Summary Page Updates &#8211; New Feature appeared first on Rentec Direct.
          #2: Handlettering Alphabete: Schritt für Schritt zur eigenen Schönschrift – alle Basics, kreative Buchstaben & Schmuckelemente   
Handlettering Alphabete
Handlettering Alphabete: Schritt für Schritt zur eigenen Schönschrift – alle Basics, kreative Buchstaben & Schmuckelemente
Tanja Cappell
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 31. August 2017

Neu kaufen: EUR 19,99

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          English Spelling & Pronunciation - Why the Discrepancy?   
The discrepancy between spelling and pronunciation of words is perhaps the most difficult part of learning English as a second language. Or for that matter as a first language. How did this discrepancy develop?

David Crystal in By Hook or by Crook devotes a few pages to the history of English spelling that I will summarize here.

Irish monks living in England developed the first writing system for English during the Anglo-Saxon period. They did a fairly good job of recording the language as it was spoken. One problem they encountered was the difference in dialects between areas of England. Spelling phonetically resulted in hundreds of words with different spellings in different parts of the country. "Old" for example was spelled "eald" in the south but as "ald" in the north.

After the Norman Conquest (1066) the writing of English was taken over by the French who introduced their own peculiar way of spelling. Some of the Norman French contributions to English spelling are: "qu" for "cw" (thus cwen became queen), the "ou" in words like mouse and house, and the "gh" in might and rough. The Old English alphabet, with lots of up and down strokes made it hard to read words with adjacent letters "n", "m", "v" and "u", so they frequently substituted "o" for "u" making words like come, love, and son. As Crystal explains "[this] certainly helped legibility, but it added a new set of complications to spelling".

Later spelling "reformers" near the end of the Middle Ages decided that spelling should reflect a word's history, so words with a Latin origin were changed to remind readers of the original Latin word. This resulted in the "b" in debt (to remind us of Latin debitum) and the "o" in people (for Latin populum), among many others. Most modern English speakers do not view these changes as an improvement (my understatement of the day).

So why have these spellings persisted? It's not for lack of reformers. Many scholars over the years have made spelling reform proposals. All but one (more on the exception in a minute) were met with fierce resistance. No one wanted to have a new system imposed on them, even if it would make life easier (witness the resistance to metric in North America). It didn't help that the reformers couldn't agree among themselves on a single system. I have an entire book on the subject of English spelling in my language library - Righting the Mother Tongue by David Wolman - which I will delve into for more detail another time.

Now for the exception among spelling reformers: Noah Webster. His proposals came at the right time and place to gain national acceptance - the formation of the new nation of "The United States of America". Strong anti-British sentiment lent support to his proposal in 1789 for America "as an independent nation... to have a system of our own, in language as well as government." His 1828 "American Dictionary of the English Language" became the standard for American English. Webster of course only did the job of reform half way - if that. He dropped the "u" from words like colour and the "o" from diarrhoea but left the vast majority of irregularly spelled words (nearly 1/4 of the words in a modern College dictionary) the way they were. And of the words that he did change, Canada adopted both British and American versions, only adding to our spelling complexity (see my June 23 post "Canadian English, Eh?"). His opportunity may never knock again.

There is some hope, however. Modern linguists are watching the way English is being used in social media like email, chatrooms, and blogs. Here grammar, punctuation and spelling are greatly simplified, more or less without loss of meaning. Blogging is of particular interest where more complex ideas are being published but, as Crystal puts it, "without the intervention of an editor or proof-reader, so it is more like 'speaking in print' than anything before". Perhaps this is the beginning of grass-roots language reform.

Are you a traditionalist or reformer? I'd like to hear your thoughts on English spelling.
          Update: Madar Al-Huruf (Education)   

Madar Al-Huruf 2.2.1


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Education
Price: Free, Version: 2.2.0 -> 2.2.1 (iTunes)

Description:

“Madar Al-Huruf” means “wheel of letters” in Arabic. The wheel is a valuable, open, and free language tool that introduces users to the Arabic alphabet. Anyone who is unfamiliar with the Arabic alphabet can write his/her name by matching English letters and sounds to their Arabic phonetic counterparts.

The app includes sounds to hear the spoken letters so beginners are able to hear and sound out the Arabic alphabet and allows the user to customize and share their name in Arabic as a digital sticker online through social media. An updated interface includes an option for both novice and experienced users who can either be guided step-by-step as they write their name in Arabic or taken directly to animated wheel where they can spin and select the Arabic characters that match their English name.

The first version of the app was developed through a partnership with Qatar Foundation International and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), based off a physical version of the wheel created and designed by Moneera Al-Badi.

QFI is a US-based member of Qatar Foundation whose mission is dedicated to connecting cultures and advancing global citizenship through education. QCRI is a nonprofit multidisciplinary computing research institute founded by the Qatar Foundation.

The current version of the app was developed in partnership with MindGrub Technologies, LLC, an award-winning US-based technology innovation agency.

What's New

Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Madar Al-Huruf


          Busy week:)   
Not quite sure where this week went???
I did get some quilting done, had a guild mtg, slept a lot, and then it was the weekend?
Parts of Texas got lots of rain and some got hail... we got dribbles:( was hoping for a good rain to test those gutters and cement.... maybe next time! It is lovely and cool today so airing out the house and studio:)

On to the pics!


Cam made this beauty:) She pretty much lets me do what I want:) So I went modern!


For some reason when I was thinking of the quilting I thought there were only 2 rows of designs and nothing in the middle so I had it all planned out in my head:) Well surprise!

Still turned out beautifully!

And it's reversible:)

Here is the one I have been working on for Hubby. It is all done and on his bed:)

I used an allover panto feather design in red thread.

The backing fabric was form IKEA:) yea!!!

Janice made this sweet Tea Party BOM.

Had fun quilting steam curls all over the place:)


It is just too cute!

Here is the backing.... sweet rosebuds!



I received this handmade ladybug scissor charm  and fat quarter for participating in the Project Linus challenge through the guild. It was lots of fun and neat to see what the ladies made with their mystery bags... some even made 2???

5 more alphabet blocks done:) Have digitized the words to the ABC song to go in the top also:)

Got my fabrics all cut to take to a retreat next month:) Hoping to get the Sweet Tooth BOM finished up then.
Am home most of the coming week so hopefully get the quilt that's loaded done and maybe another one:) yea!!!
Have a terrific week!!!


          Welcome May!   
Hello all:)
A somewhat uneventful week. MIL went back in hospital with high bp. They have taken her off 1/2 of her prescriptions so hopefully that will help. Then last night she fell. Doing ok except her knee and hip hurt a bit.
I was sick with allergies most of the week:( Cottonwood. Did get some quilting done but mostly hide from the floating sorcery!
So here is what I did get done:)

Marylyn made this Bible quilt using the Turning Twenty around the block and her leftover fabrics form her snowman quilt.

Love the blocks all done with machine embroidery.

The muted blues are so nice!

Here is the backing...

This is also Marylyn's:) Pattern is called Log Cabin Cross.
Love the color choices!


Just outlined and then straight line rays.

3 more alphabet blocks made:)

another row of Lucy Boston Crosses done with the 1 inch squares:) Coming along nicely!

I have another quilt almost finished but will post it next week.
Lunch bunch next week:)
Also have workers replacing my back door and fixing the boards on the studio... they didn't get it all done last week so hopefully by Tuesday:) They need to pour the concrete for the drainage problem... SO hope it works!!!
Have a great week!






          Almost May already!   
Hi All:)

It was a busy week here at Lou's Quilt'n Corner!!!


I got my May Wool BOM finished after I wrote last weekend blog:) Too cute!

Martha S made this beautiful Judy Niemeyer quilt.

I love quilting feathers and this was the perfect quilt for it! The points look as if they are 3D.

Her backing is perfect!

Dot made this sweet Cat quilt for her Kayla.

Such an old time look with the old...um antique calicoes:)

She pieced the back with left overs.

This is Dot's Project Linus quilt

Love the backing!

Here is Lucy Boston with 2 rows of those little one inch fussy cut flowers sewn on...only 3 more to go:)

More alphabets emb for Marie's quilt.

This is the one I have been working on at my Bee for the last few months. It is now officially a quilt top:)

Need to figure out the backing but know I am using red thread for the quilting!

Here are all the leftovers from the strip sets.... I am making blocks and then will figure out what to do with them. They will either go on the back or make a chemo quilt. Too many decisions!

We had a cold front come through that sparked snow in the panhandle and severe tornadoes in the Canton/ Mineola area:( We were lucky and had a cap on top of us so we only got the temp drop.... muggy and 85 to windy and cold at 51 this morning:( It will warm up again this week until we get another cold front on Wed.... if you don't like the weather just wait a day and it will change:)

Home most of the week so will bet a lot done:) haha!!!

Have a terrific week!


          Busy Busy week!!!   
Hubby had the whole weekend off of MIL duty so we headed out yesterday to the big town of Cedar Park, Round Rock and Buda:)
I will show you the goodies at the end:) Lots of fun!!!
So since I was home most of the week I got a lot done!!!!

Here are the rows for Hubby's quilt that I have been working on at Bee every time. Need to sew them together, add borders and then figure out a back. Might get them all sewn this coming Bee?

This is Jean's quilt for her other grand son.

It's Hugs and Kisses. I think by using the variegated blue thread it looks more computerish?

Solid back really shows off the quilting!

This is Elaine's gran daughters quilt... it's the first she has made all by herself:)

I jazzed it up with the fun quilting!

I wanted the unquilted strips to pop like they were on top.

Margaret had me quilt this USA map for a teacher friend of her daughters. 

I pretty much outlined all the states and played a bit in the ocean:)

Elaine again:) This is an adorable Bambi panel baby quilt for a friend.

Bambi and the butterfly got outlined and then all the pink was quilted.

Lots of curlz everywhere else... love the Thumper fabric!

Okay my haul from yesterday:
The cream and red is for the back of Lucy Boston, the wild is for my Sweet Tooth BOM back, the states fabric is for the USA map quilt back, and the black with all the wild dots is for the alphabet quilt sashing, borders and backing:)

What fun it was to shop for them!!!
We also went to IKEA for another sewing chair and cart... love those carts!!!

Busy week next week as I am home only 2 days:( Yes I already have a quilt loaded and am hoping to get it done next week!

Have a super sewing week!!!




          A few scrolled projects   

A few scrolled projects

I haven’t posted in a while…life has been getting in the way.
Submitted for your approval are…

Handshake…A very simple intarsia made with Cedar and Poplar…about 10” long

Fretwork horse…I saw this pattern, and knew that I had to cut it for a good friend that loves horses.
I stack cut a piece of 1/4” MDF and 1/2” baltic birch. I made an oak frame and painted a backer board, and mounted the MDF horse. The frame has Padauk splines in the corners, but you can’t see that detail.

Alphabet…This was a tough project…Making all those cuts with no room for mistakes. I stack cut 2 pieces of 1/2” baltic birch. Both pieces have a 1/4” MDF backer.

Kokopeli…I really like Kokopelli, and have scrolled a lot of different patterns of him. This is my favorite, as it has 7 different stances. I stack cut two 1/2” pieces of BB. It was also a tough cut, but I enjoyed it.

I hope you all enjoy these as much as I did cutting them.
Thanks for looking.


          NWS Data Entry Specialist Trainee - Raytheon - Iqaluit, NU   
Maintains alphabetical, numerical or subject files. Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) implements an Inuit Training and Development Program (ITDP) that benefits...
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          「英伟达成为谷歌的对手」谷歌 TPU 第二代PK英..   

为了在人工智能市场抢占更大的份额,英伟达和 Alphabet 这两家公司结成了意想不到的对手。就让我们仔细看看英伟达和谷歌在人工智能上的渊源,以及可能产生的影响。谷歌揭幕 TPU 第二代,在谷歌云平...
          NewYorker Cover is Illuminati Taunt   

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On Independence Day, 
the Illuminati bankers
are saying 
the American Dream is dead. 


by Henry Makow Ph.D.

The latest cover of The NewYorker magazine (July, 3, 2017) grabbed my attention the moment I saw it. (I subscribe to the magazine.)

It refers to Tuesday July 4, American Independence Day. I put the cover on my Twitter Feed and commented, "this is how Cabalists say, up yours."

Why is that? The NewYorker is owned by the Newhouse Media Group which is part of the Masonic Jewish near-monopoly on information and discourse. It peddles the Illuminati (i.e. Communist) agenda.

Superficially, the cover is about diversity. "It's a beautiful image of a patriotically-attired young lady all set to enjoy the holiday weekend," one reader responded to my post.

Indeed, what's wrong with a black girl in an American freedom pose? 

But diversity isn't really about diversity. "Cabalists empower minorities to dispossess European Christian majority," I also tweeted. "They care nothing about minorities." The Communist faction of the Masonic Jewish establishment are anxious to  get rid of Trump because he appears to represent national interests. The painting is entitled "Bright Star" a possible reference to Lucifer which is "morning star" in Latin. 

WHITE DISPOSSESSION

This cover isn't about American independence. It's about European dispossession. 

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The girl isn't attractive. She looks like an alien or an insect. 

If this were really a celebration of US independence, diversity and "inclusiveness," she would have been attractive.

The real meaning is found in the stars on her bathing suit and the stripes on the ball. The message is that America no longer belongs to Americans of European origin. 

America belongs to her. Her arrogant expression and the way she holds the ball say "possession." 

But WAIT, she is only the face of European Christian dispossession. She is only a pretext, a ruse.

That insect alien is not her. That is the face of the satanist banker. 

The Illuminati are taunting us.  They are saying, "We own the media, corporations, politicians and education. We own you. We own the future. The American Dream is dead."

They don't own our hearts and minds. The Dream is not dead.  

--

First Comment by Kathy:

 I agree with your assessment re the cover of the New Yorker.  What clinches it for me is the reflection in her sunglasses.  The former, quintessential all-american girl (white and long blonde hair) is taking the picture.   Looks like the what was once considered the all-american girl is being replaced.

MM writes:

Looks like a tranny to me. Muscular shoulders wider than hips, no figure and waist indentation at the hips, large hands, flat chested. Note the extended pinky of left hand, giving a subtle devil's horn.

Anon writes:

First, let's get one thing straight (Pun Intended.)  The number one reason "she" looks so alien is because it is not a she at all.  Composite image or not -that is a boy.  Can't believe it?  They've been getting away with this kind of degradation for decades for that very reason.  The viewers eye is drawn first to the ball and bathing suit, then to the sunglasses; probably without noticing within them, the girl divided against herself.  This is a great way to keep our attention off those high, broad shoulders and freakishly long man-arms.  Seriously, there's not a real woman on Earth with arms like that.  We won't notice the long torso with low-set male hips either.  There's an angle to the jaw and a male brow ridge can even be seen above the glasses... If this were a simple photograph, I'd say that maybe the shadow over the neck is so we won't notice the remains of his shaved down Adam's apple.  That's a trick from Old Hollywood.  That is a trannified boy.

There seems to be an interplay of 2's and 3's on this cover.  Charles' (in comments) mention of the "fanciful" hairstyle is spot on.  Rather insectile, it expands the otherwise singular head into a triad.  I hope I'm wrong, but those afros look more like one big plume of smoke...  And, I hope I'm wrong, but "grill-man" looks like he's holding a golf club rather than an (upside down) spatula; and the grill cover looks more like a tombstone if you ask me.  Also he's got two  wrinkles on the back of his shirt that make the number 11.   Just above, "the girl" is holding her left hand in the symbol of baphomet horns, otherwise known as a triad claw.  This is also the letter "M", the 13th letter of the alphabet, indicative of murder.  The hand holding the ball has three fingers visible and there are three trees in the bottom left corner above cannonball-guy and snorkel-boy.  The date is July 3rd.

As for what's going on below the umbrella, I'm not entirely certain.  There are three heads and the first one to the left of "grill-man" seems to be fading into the woodwork.  As for the other two, one is wearing  shades and the other has no discernible face.   Above them on the underside of the umbrella there are three lines intersecting two more which make another 11, mirroring what's on the back of "grill-man's" polo shirt.
The vent on the "tombstone-grill-cover" is also an 11.  That's Three 11's side by side in the bottom right corner.
That's 33.  And that's a triad claw looming above it, on the hand of Tranny-McManny with the smoky hair.  And once again, the date is July 3rd.




          NWS Data Entry Specialist Trainee - Raytheon - Iqaluit, NU   
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          Weekly Commentary: The Road to Normalization   
The past week provided important support for the “peak monetary stimulus” thesis. There is mounting evidence that global central bankers are monitoring inflating asset prices with heightened concern. The intense focus on CPI is beginning to blur. They would prefer to be on a cautious path toward policy normalization.

June 25 – Financial Times (Claire Jones): “Global financial stability will be in jeopardy if low inflation lulls central banks into not raising interest rates when needed, the Bank for International Settlements has warned. The message about the dangers of sticking too closely to inflation targets comes as central banks in some of the world’s largest economies are considering how to end years of ultra-loose monetary policy after the global financial crisis… ‘Keeping interest rates too low for long could raise financial stability and macroeconomic risks further down the road, as debt continues to pile up and risk-taking in financial markets gathers steam,’ the bank said in its annual report. The BIS acknowledged that raising rates too quickly could cause a panic in markets that have grown used to cheap central bank cash. However, delaying action would mean rates would need to rise further and faster to prevent the next crisis. ‘The most fundamental question for central banks in the next few years is going to be what to do if the economy is chugging along well, but inflation is not going up,’ said Claudio Borio, the head of the BIS’s monetary and economics department… ‘Central banks may have to tolerate longer periods when inflation is below target, and tighten monetary policy if demand is strong — even if inflation is weak — so as not to fall behind the curve with respect to the financial cycle.’ …Mr Borio said many of the factors influencing wage growth were global and would be long-lasting. ‘If, as we think, the forces of globalisation and technology are relevant [in keeping wages low] and have not fully run their course, this will continue to put downward pressure on inflation,’ he said.”

While global markets easily ignored ramifications from the BIS’s (the central bank to central banks) annual report, the same could not be said for less than super dovish comments from Mario Draghi, my nominee for “the world’s most important central banker.”

June 27 – Financial Times (Katie Martin): “What’s that, you say? The ‘R-word’? Judging from the markets, Mario Draghi’s emphasis on reflation changes everything, and highlights the communications challenge lying ahead of the president of the European Central Bank. The ECB’s crisis-fighter-in-chief threw investors into a fit of the vapours on Tuesday when he said he was growing increasingly confident in the currency bloc’s economic recovery, and that ‘deflationary forces have been replaced by reflationary ones’.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Annie Massa and Elizabeth Dexheimer): “Mario Draghi hinted at how he may sell a gradual unwinding of European Central Bank stimulus. The ECB president repeated his mantra that the Governing Council needs to be patient in letting inflation pressures build in the euro area and prudent in withdrawing support. At the same time, there’s room to tweak existing measures. ‘As the economy continues to recover, a constant policy stance will become more accommodative, and the central bank can accompany the recovery by adjusting the parameters of its policy instruments -- not in order to tighten the policy stance, but to keep it broadly unchanged.’ The comments echo an argument first made by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann… With his nod to a frequent critic of quantitative easing who has been calling for an end of the 2.3 trillion-euro ($2.6 trillion) program, Draghi may have set the stage for a discussion in the coming months on phasing out asset purchases.”

When the ECB chose not to offer any policy clarification coming out of its June 8th meeting, wishful markets had Draghi holding out until September. The timeline was moved up, with the ECB president using the bank’s annual meeting, held this year in Sintra Portugal, to offer initial thoughts on how the ECB might remove accommodation. Market reaction was swift.

German 10-year bund yields surged 13 bps Tuesday and almost doubled this week to 47bps. French yield jumped 14 bps Tuesday – and 21 bps for the week - to 82 bps. European periphery bonds were under pressure. Italian 10-year yields rose 16 bps Tuesday and 24 bps for the week to 2.16%. Portuguese yields rose 14 bps Tuesday, ending the week at 3.03%. Draghi’s comments rattled bond markets around the globe. Ten-year Treasury yields rose seven bps to 2.21% (up 16 bps for the week), Canadian bonds 11 bps to 1.57% and Australian bonds 10 bps to 2.46%. Emerging market bonds also came under heavy selling pressure, with Eastern European bonds taking a pounding.

June 28 – Bloomberg (Robert Brand): “This is what it sounds like when doves screech. Less than 24 hours Mario Draghi jolted financial markets by saying ‘deflationary forces’ have been replaced by reflationary ones, European Central Bank officials reversed the script, saying markets had misinterpreted the central banker’s comments. What was perceived as hawkish was really meant to strike a balance between recognizing the currency bloc’s economic strength and warning that monetary support is still needed, three Eurosystem officials familiar with policymakers’ thinking said. Their dovish interpretation sparked a rapid unwinding of moves in assets from the euro to stocks and sovereign bonds.”

I don’t see it as the markets misinterpreting Draghi. Understandably, inflated Bubble markets have turned hyper-sensitive to the course of ECB policymaking. The ECB’s massive purchase program inflated a historic Bubble throughout European debt markets, a speculative Bubble that I believe unleashed a surge of global liquidity that has underpinned increasingly speculative securities markets.

If not for massive QE operations from the ECB and BOJ, I believe the 2016 global reversal in bond yields would have likely ushered in a major de-risking/deleveraging episode throughout global markets. Instead, powerful liquidity injections sustained speculative Bubbles throughout global fixed income, in the process spurring blow-off excess throughout global equities and risk assets more generally. Recalling the summer of 2007, everyone is determined to see the dance party rave indefinitely.

First-half QE has been estimated (by Bank of America) at (an incredible) $1.5 TN. Bubbling markets should come as no stunning surprise. At May highs, most European equities indices were sporting double-digit year-to-date gains. The S&P500 returned (price + dividends) almost 10% for the first half, with the more speculative areas of U.S. equities outperforming. The Nasdaq Composite gained 14.1% in the first-half, with the large company Nasdaq 100 (NDX) rising 16.1%. Despite this week’s declines, the Morgan Stanley High Tech index rose 20.3%, and the Semiconductors (SOX) jumped 14.2% y-t-d. The Biotechs (BTK) surged 9.7% during Q2, boosting y-t-d gains to 25.6%. The NYSE Healthcare Index gained 7.7% for the quarter and 15.3% y-t-d. The Nasdaq Transports jumped 9.7% during Q2, with the DJ Transports up 5.3%. The Nasdaq Other Financials rose 7.9% in the quarter.

Central banks have closely collaborated since the financial crisis. While always justifying policy stimulus on domestic grounds, it’s now been almost a decade of central bankers coordinating stimulus measures to address global system fragilities. I doubt the Fed would have further ballooned its balance sheet starting in late-2012 if not for the “European” financial crisis. In early-2016, the ECB and BOJ would not have so aggressively expanded QE programs – and the Fed not postponed “normalization” – if not for global ramifications of a faltering Chinese Bubble. All the talk of downside inflation risk was convenient cover for global crisis worries.

As Mario Draghi stated, the European economy is now on a reflationary footing. At least for now, Beijing has somewhat stabilized the Chinese Bubble. Powered by booming securities markets, global Credit continues to expand briskly. Even in Europe, the employment backdrop has improved markedly. It’s just become difficult for central bankers to fixate on tame consumer price indices with asset prices running wild.

Global market liquidity has become fully fungible, a product of multinational financial institutions, securities lending/finance and derivatives markets. The ECB and BOJ’s ultra-loose policy stances have worked to counteract the Fed’s cautious normalization strategy. Determined to delay the inevitable, Draghi now faces the scheduled year-end expiration of the ECB’s latest QE program, along with an impending shortage of German bunds available for purchase. Behind the scenes and otherwise, Germany is surely losing patience with open-ended “money” printing. This week’s annual ECB gathering provided an opportunity for Draghi to finally get the so-called normalization ball rolling. Despite his cautious approach, markets immediately feared being run over.

June 28 – Bloomberg (Alessandro Speciale): “Mario Draghi just got evidence that his call for ‘prudence’ in withdrawing European Central Bank stimulus applies to his words too. The euro and bond yields surged on Tuesday after the ECB president said the reflation of the euro-area economy creates room to pull back unconventional measures without tightening the stance. Policy makers noted the jolt that showed how hypersensitive investors are to statements that can be read as even mildly hawkish… Draghi’s speech at the ECB Forum in Sintra, Portugal, was intended to strike a balance between recognizing the currency bloc’s economic strength and warning that monetary support is still needed, said the officials…”

June 28 – Bloomberg (James Hertling, Alessandro Speciale, and Piotr Skolimowski): “Global central bankers are coalescing around the message that the cost of money is headed higher -- and markets had better get used to it. Just a week after signaling near-zero interest rates were appropriate, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney suggested on Wednesday that the time is nearing for an increase. His U.S. counterpart, Janet Yellen, said her policy tightening is on track and Canada’s Stephen Poloz reiterated he may be considering a rate hike. The challenge of following though after a decade of easy money was highlighted by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s attempt to thread the needle. Financial markets whipsawed as Eurosystem officials walked back comments Draghi made Tuesday that investors had interpreted as signaling an imminent change in monetary policy. ‘The market is very sensitive to the idea that a number of central banks are appropriately and belatedly reassessing the need for emergency policy accommodation,’ said Alan Ruskin, co-head of foreign exchange research at Deutsche Bank AG.”

Draghi and the ECB are hoping to duplicate the Fed blueprint – quite gingerly removing accommodation while exerting minimal impact on bond yields and risk markets more generally: Normalization without a meaningful tightening of financial conditions. This is unrealistic.

Current complacency notwithstanding, turning down the ECB QE spigot will dramatically effect global liquidity dynamics. Keep in mind that the removal of Fed accommodation has so far coincided with enormous counteracting market liquidity injections courtesy of the other major central banks. The ECB will not enjoy a similar luxury. Moreover, global asset prices have inflated significantly over the past 18 months, fueled at least in part by a major increase in speculative leverage.

There are three primary facets to QE dynamics worth pondering as central banks initiate normalization. The first is the size and scope of previous QE operations. The second is the primary target of liquidity-induced market flows. And third, to what extent have central bank measures and associated market flows spurred self-reinforcing speculative leveraging and market distortions. Inarguably, ECB and BOJ-induced flows over recent quarters have been massive. It is also reasonably clear that market flows gravitated primarily to equities and corporate Credit, asset classes demonstrating the most enticing inflationary biases. And there are as well ample anecdotes supporting the view that major speculative leveraging has been integral to myriad Bubbles throughout global risk markets. The now deeply ingrained view that the cadre of global central banks will not tolerate market declines is one of history’s most consequential market distortions.

And while the timing of the removal of ECB and BOJ liquidity stimulus remains uncertain, markets must now at least contemplate an approaching backdrop with less accommodation from the ECB and central banks more generally. With this in mind, Draghi’s comments this week could mark an important juncture for speculative leveraging. Increasingly unstable currency markets are consistent with this thesis. The days of shorting yen and euros and using proceeds for easy profits in higher-yielding currencies appear to have run their course. I suspect de-leveraging dynamics have commenced, though market impact has thus far been muted by ongoing ECB and BOJ liquidity operations.

June 27 – Reuters (William Schomberg, Marc Jones, Jason Lange and Lindsay Dunsmuir): “U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash. ‘Would I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis?’ Yellen said… ‘You know probably that would be going too far but I do think we're much safer and I hope that it will not be in our lifetimes and I don't believe it will be,’ she said.”

While headlines somewhat paraphrased Yellen’s actual comment, “We Will not see Another Crisis in Our Lifetime” is reminiscent of Irving Fisher’s “permanent plateau” just weeks before the great crash of 1929. While on the subject, I never bought into the popular comparison between 2008 and 1929 – and the related notion of 2008 as “the 100-year flood”. The 2008/09 crisis was for the most part a private debt crisis associated with the bursting of a Bubble in mortgage Credit – not dissimilar to previous serial global crises, only larger and somewhat more systemic. It was not, however, a deeply systemic debt crisis akin to the aftermath of 1929, which was characterized by a crisis of confidence in the banking system, the markets and finance more generally, along with a loss of faith in government policy and institutions. But after a decade of unprecedented expansion of government debt and central bank Credit, the stage has now been set for a more systemic 1929-like financial dislocation.

As such, it’s ironic that the Fed has branded the banking system cured and so well capitalized that bankers can now boost dividends, buybacks and, presumably, risk-taking. As conventional central bank thinking goes, a well-capitalized banking system provides a powerful buffer for thwarting the winds of financial crisis. Chair Yellen, apparently, surveys current bank capital levels and extrapolates to systemic stability. Yet the next crisis lurks not with the banks but within the securities and derivatives markets: too much leverage and too much “money” employed in trend-following trading strategies. Too much hedging, speculating and leveraging in derivatives. Market misperceptions and distortions on an epic scale.

Compared to 2008, the leveraged speculating community and the ETF complex are significantly larger and potentially perilous. The derivatives markets are these days acutely more vulnerable to liquidity issues and dislocation. Never have global markets been so dominated by trend-following strategies. It’s a serious issue that asset market performance – stocks, bond, corporate Credit, EM, real estate, etc. – have all become so tightly correlated. There are huge vulnerabilities associated with various markets having become so highly synchronized on a global basis. And in the grand scheme of grossly inflated global securities, asset and derivatives markets, the scope of available bank capital is trivial.

I realize that, at this late stage of the great bull market, such a question sounds hopelessly disconnected. Yet, when markets reverse sharply lower and The Crowd suddenly moves to de-risk, who is left to take the other side of what has become One Gargantuan “Trade”? We’re all familiar with the pat response: “Central banks. They’ll have no choice.” Okay, but I’m more interested in the timing and circumstances.

Central bankers are now signaling their desire to proceed with normalization, along with noting concerns for elevated asset prices. As such, I suspect they will be somewhat more circumspect going forward when it comes to backstopping the markets - than, say, back in 2013 with Bernanke’s “flash crash” or with the China scare of early-2016. Perhaps this might help to explain why the VIX spiked above 15 during Thursday afternoon trading. Even corporate debt markets showed a flash of vulnerability this week.


For the Week:

The S&P500 dipped 0.6% (up 8.2% y-t-d), and the Dow slipped 0.2% (up 8.0%). The Utilities fell 2.5% (up 6.2%). The Banks surged 4.4% (up 4.2%), and the Broker/Dealers jumped 2.6% (up 9.8%). The Transports rose 1.9% (up 5.7%). The S&P 400 Midcaps added 0.2% (up 5.2%), while the small cap Russell 2000 was unchanged (up 4.3%). The Nasdaq100 dropped 2.7% (up 16.1%), and the Morgan Stanley High Tech index sank 3.0% (up 20.3%). The Semiconductors were hit 4.9% (up 14.2%). The Biotechs dropped 3.9% (up 25.5%). With bullion dropping $15, the HUI gold index sank 4.5% (up 1.9%).

Three-month Treasury bill rates ended the week at 100 bps. Two-year government yields gained four bps to 1.38% (up 19bps y-t-d). Five-year T-note yields rose 13 bps to 1.89% (down 4bps). Ten-year Treasury yields jumped 16 bps to 2.30% (down 14bps). Long bond yields increased 12 bps to 2.84% (down 23bps).

Greek 10-year yields were little changed at 5.36% (down 166bps y-t-d). Ten-year Portuguese yields rose 10 bps to 3.03% (down 72bps). Italian 10-year yields surged 24 bps to 2.16% (up 35bps). Spain's 10-year yields jumped 16 bps to 1.54% (up 16bps). German bund yields surged 21 bps to 0.47% (up 26bps). French yields rose 21 bps to 0.82% (up 14bps). The French to German 10-year bond spread was unchanged at 35 bps. U.K. 10-year gilt yields jumped 23 bps to 1.26% (up 2bps). U.K.'s FTSE equities index fell 1.5% (up 11.2%).

Japan's Nikkei 225 equities index declined 0.5% (up 4.8% y-t-d). Japanese 10-year "JGB" yields gained three bps to 0.09% (up 5bps). France's CAC40 sank 2.8% (up 5.3%). The German DAX equities index was hit 3.2% (up 7.4%). Spain's IBEX 35 equities index fell 1.8% (up 11.7%). Italy's FTSE MIB index declined 1.2% (up 7.0%). EM equities were mostly higher. Brazil's Bovespa index rallied 3.0% (up 4.4%), and Mexico's Bolsa gained 1.8% (up 9.2%). South Korea's Kospi increased 0.6% (up 18%). India’s Sensex equities index declined 0.7% (up 16.1%). China’s Shanghai Exchange rose 1.1% (up 2.9%). Turkey's Borsa Istanbul National 100 index added 0.8% (up 28.5%). Russia's MICEX equities index gained 0.6% (down 15.8%).

Junk bond mutual funds saw outflows of $1.735 billion (from Lipper).

Freddie Mac 30-year fixed mortgage rates dipped two bps to 3.88% (up 40bps y-o-y). Fifteen-year rates were unchanged at 3.17% (up 39bps). The five-year hybrid ARM rate gained three bps to 3.17% (up 47bps). Bankrate's survey of jumbo mortgage borrowing costs had 30-yr fixed rates up a basis point to 4.01% (up 34bps).

Federal Reserve Credit last week added $0.8bn to $4.431 TN. Over the past year, Fed Credit declined $5.0bn. Fed Credit inflated $1.620 TN, or 58%, over the past 242 weeks. Elsewhere, Fed holdings for foreign owners of Treasury, Agency Debt jumped another $17.9bn last week to $3.310 TN. "Custody holdings" were up $83bn y-o-y, 2.6%.

M2 (narrow) "money" supply last week slipped $4.3bn to $13.510 TN. "Narrow money" expanded $686bn, or 5.4%, over the past year. For the week, Currency increased $2.7bn. Total Checkable Deposits fell $12.7bn, while Savings Deposits gained $6.9bn. Small Time Deposits were little changed. Retail Money Funds fell $4.1bn.

Total money market fund assets added $4.2bn to $2.621 TN. Money Funds fell $96bn y-o-y (3.5%).

Total Commercial Paper declined $5.4bn to $973.6bn. CP declined $77bn y-o-y, or 7.4%.

Currency Watch:

The U.S. dollar index fell 1.7% to 95.628 (down 6.6% y-t-d). For the week on the upside, the Swedish krona increased 3.4%, the British pound 2.4%, the Canadian dollar 2.3%, the euro 2.1%, the Australian dollar 1.6%, the Norwegian krone 1.3%, the Swiss franc 1.2%, the Brazilian real 1.1%, the Singapore dollar 0.8% and the New Zealand dollar 0.7%. For the week on the downside, the South African rand declined 1.6%, the Japanese yen 1.0%, the Mexican peso 0.6% and the South Korean won 0.4%. The Chinese renminbi gained 0.82% versus the dollar this week (up 2.42% y-t-d).

Commodities Watch:

The Goldman Sachs Commodities Index surged 5.3% (down 6.5% y-t-d). Spot Gold declined 1.2% to $1,242 (up 7.7%). Silver slipped 0.5% to $16.627 (up 4.0%). Crude rallied $3.03 to $46.04 (down 15%). Gasoline jumped 5.6% (down 9%), and Natural Gas rose 3.6% (down 19%). Copper gained 2.9% (up 8%). Wheat surged 11.1% (up 29%). Corn jumped 4.2% (up 8%).

Trump Administration Watch:

June 27 – Bloomberg (Steven T. Dennis and Laura Litvan): “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to delay a vote on health-care legislation came as a relief to some Republican holdouts, but it sets off what will be a furious few weeks of talks to deliver on the GOP’s seven-year promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans went to the White House Tuesday afternoon to meet with President Donald Trump, who also promised his political supporters he would do away with Obamacare. ‘We’re going to solve the problem,’ the president told senators. But Trump also conceded the possibility that the health bill wouldn’t pass. ‘If we don’t get it done, it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like,’ he said… ‘And that’s OK, and I understand that very well.’”

June 29 – Reuters: “Congress will need to raise the nation's debt limit and avoid defaulting on loan payments by ‘early to mid-October,’ the Congressional Budget Office said in a report… Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has encouraged Congress to raise the limit before the legislative body leaves for their August recess. But it remains unclear if a bipartisan agreement has been struck to allow the limit to be raised, as both chambers continue to be weighed down by health care and tax reform and trying to find an agreement to fund the government after the September 30 deadline.”

June 30 – CNBC (Fred Imbert): “President Donald Trump's White House is ‘hell-bent’ on imposing tariffs on steel and other imports, Axios reported Friday. The plan — which was pushed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and was supported by National Trade Council Peter Navarro, and policy adviser Stephen Miller — would potentially impose tariffs in the 20% range… During a ‘tense’ meeting Monday, the president made it clear he favors tariffs, yet the plan was met with heavy opposition by most officials in the room, with one telling Axios about 22 were against it and only three in favor, including Trump.”

June 29 – Financial Times (Stefan Wagstyl): “Angela Merkel threw down the gauntlet to Donald Trump as Germany’s chancellor pledged to fight at next week’s G20 summit for free trade, international co-operation and the Paris climate change accord. In a combative speech on Thursday in the German parliament, Ms Merkel also promised to focus on reinforcing the EU, in close co-operation with France, despite the pressing issue of Brexit. But in a sign that it may be difficult to maintain European unity around a tough approach to Mr Trump, Ms Merkel later softened her tone, as she prepares to host G20 leaders in Hamburg next Friday.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Joe Light): “Two U.S. senators working on a bipartisan overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are seriously considering a plan that would break up the mortgage-finance giants, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The proposal by Tennessee Republican Bob Corker and Virginia Democrat Mark Warner would attempt to foster competition in the secondary mortgage market… Corker and Warner’s push to develop a plan marks Congress’ latest attempt to figure out what to do with Fannie and Freddie, an issue that has vexed lawmakers ever since the government took control of the companies in 2008 as the housing market cratered. The lawmakers’ plan is still being developed, and a Senate aide who asked not to be named cautioned that no decisions had been made on any issues.”

China Bubble Watch:

June 25 – Financial Times (Minxin Pei): “The Chinese government has just launched an apparent crackdown on a small number of large conglomerates known in the west chiefly for their aggressive dealmaking. The list includes Dalian Wanda, Anbang, Fosun and HNA Group. The news that Chinese banking regulators have asked lenders to examine their exposure to these companies has sent the stocks of groups wholly or partly owned by these conglomerates tumbling in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Obviously, the market was caught by surprise. But it should not be… The immediate trigger is Beijing’s growing alarm over the risks in China’s financial sector and attempt to cut capital outflows. In late April, President Xi Jinping convened a politburo meeting specifically focused on stability in the financial system. Foreshadowing the crackdown, he ordered that those ‘financial crocodiles’ that destabilise China’s financial system must be punished.”

June 26 – Wall Street Journal (Anjani Trivedi): “As Beijing looks to rein in companies that have splurged on overseas deals, it is talking up the systemic risks to its financial system. But just how serious is the problem? After all, for years Beijing has urged leading companies to ‘go global,’ and encouraged banks to support them with lending. Its words were taken to heart: Companies like sprawling conglomerate HNA Group and insurer Anbang pushed the country’s outbound acquisitions to more than $200 billion last year… Now… regulators are investigating leverage and risks at banks associated with China Inc.’s bulging overseas deals. It’s clear that Chinese banks are already heavily exposed to China’s big deal makers through basic lending. Chinese lenders had extended more than 500 billion yuan ($73.14bn) of loans to HNA alone as of last year…”

June 26 – Bloomberg: “China may finally be ready to cut the cord when it comes to the country’s troubled local government financing vehicles. Beijing’s deleveraging drive has seen rules impacting LGFV debt refinancing tightened, spurring a slump in issuance by the vehicles, which owe about 5.6 trillion yuan ($818bn) to bondholders and are seen by some as the poster children for China’s post-financial crisis debt woes. Signs the authorities may be taking a less sympathetic view of the sector has ratings companies flagging the possibility that 2017 could see the first ever default by a local financing vehicle.”

June 29 – Reuters (Yawen Chen and Thomas Peter): “The struggles of China's small and medium-sized firms have grown so acute that many are expected to become unprofitable or even go belly-up this year, boding ill for an economy running short on strong growth drivers. The companies - which account for over 60% of China's $11 trillion gross domestic product - have entered the most challenging funding environment in years as Beijing cracks down on easy credit to contain a dangerous debt build-up. Many of the firms - mostly in the industrial, transport, wholesale, retail, catering and accommodation sectors - are already grappling with soaring costs, fierce competition and thinning profits. The strains faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are expected to grow more visible as Beijing deflates a real estate bubble and eases infrastructure spending to dial back its fiscal stimulus.”

June 29 – Reuters (Leika Kihara and Stanley White): “One of Chinese banks’ favorite tools for increasing leverage has staged a remarkable but worrisome comeback just two months after a regulatory crackdown on leveraged investment… Chinese banks’ issuance of negotiable certificates of deposit in June nearly hit the high recorded in March… NCDs, a type of short-term loan, have become extremely popular in recent years with Chinese banks, especially smaller lenders due to their weaker ability to attract deposits. During a clampdown on runaway debt in April, Chinese regulators warned banks against abusing the tool for speculative, leveraged bets in capital markets. But after a deep but brief drop, NCD issuance has risen again as regulatory attention appeared to ease in recent weeks, hitting 1.96 trillion yuan ($287.73bn) this month, up sharply from 1.23 trillion yuan in May and just a touch below March’s record 2.02 trillion yuan."

June 28 – Financial Times (Gabriel Wildau): “Capital flight disguised as overseas tourism spending has artificially cut China’s reported trade surplus while masking the extent of investment outflows, according to research by the US Federal Reserve. A significant share of overseas spending classified in official data as travel-related shopping, entertainment and hospitality may over a 12-month period have instead been used for investment in financial assets and real estate, the Fed paper argued… Disguised capital outflows in the year to September may have amounted to $190bn, or 1.7% of gross domestic product… Chinese households have in recent years looked at ways to skirt government-imposed limitations on foreign investment as its economy slowed and the renminbi depreciated.”

June 28 – Bloomberg (Joe Ryan): “As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust. Chinese companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to a report… by Bloomberg Intelligence. That’s enough to supply batteries for around 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles or 13.7 million Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids per year… By comparison, when completed in 2018, Tesla Inc.’s Gigafactory will crank out up to 35 gigawatt-hours of battery cells annually.”

June 28 – CNBC (Geoff Cutmore): “China's economic growth will accelerate because the country will finally get leaders who aren't scared, a former advisor to China's central bank said Wednesday. ‘The most important reason is that there is a new group of officials being appointed ... (who will emerge) around the 19th Party Congress which will be in mid to late October,’ said Li Daokui, who is now Dean of the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. …Li said the Chinese economy will grow 6.9 to 7 percent by 2018 from 6.7 percent in 2017. China posted 6.7% GDP growth in 2016, the slowest in 26 years. ‘These (new) officials have been carefully, carefully scrutinized before they are appointed so they are clean. They are not worried about becoming targets of anti-corruption investigations,’ he added.”

Europe Watch:

June 26 – Bloomberg (Sonia Sirletti and Alexander Weber): Italy orchestrated its biggest bank rescue on record, committing as much as 17 billion euros ($19bn) to clean up two failed banks in one of its wealthiest regions, a deal that raises questions about the consistency of Europe’s bank regulations. The intervention at Banca Popolare di Vicenza SpA and Veneto Banca SpA includes state support for Intesa Sanpaolo SpA to acquire their good assets for a token amount… Milan-based Intesa can initially tap about 5.2 billion euros to take on some assets without hurting capital ratios, Padoan said. The European Commission approved the plan.”

June 28 – Reuters (Gernot Heller and Joseph Nasr): “Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble… underscored Germany's concerns about what he called a regulatory loophole after the EU cleared Italy to wind up two failed banks at a hefty cost to local taxpayers. Schaeuble told reporters that Europe should abide by rules enacted after the 2008 collapse of U.S. financial services firm Lehman Brothers that were meant to protect taxpayers. Existing European Union guidelines for restructuring banks aimed to ensure ‘what all political groups wanted: that taxpayers will never again carry the risks of banks,’ he said. Italy is transferring the good assets of the two Veneto lenders to the nation's biggest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP.MI), as part of a transaction that could cost the state up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion).”

June 25 – Reuters (Balazs Koranyi and Erik Kirschbaum): “The time may be nearing for the European Central Bank to start discussing the end of unprecedented stimulus as growth and inflation are both moving in the right direction, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Weidmann, who sits on the ECB's rate-setting Governing Council, also said that the bank should not make any further changes to the key parameters of its bond purchase scheme, comments that signal opposition to an extension of asset buys since the ECB will soon hit its German bond purchase limits. Hoping to revive growth and inflation, the ECB is buying 2.3 trillion euros worth of bonds…, a scheme known as quantitative easing and long opposed by Germany… The purchases are set to run until December and the ECB will decide this fall whether to extend it… ‘As far as a possible extension of the bonds-buying program goes, this hasn't yet been discussed in the ECB Council,’ Weidmann told the newspaper…”

June 26 – Bloomberg (Carolynn Look): “It seems the sky is the limit for Germany’s economy. Business confidence -- logging its fifth consecutive increase -- jumped to the highest since 1991 this month, underpinning optimism by the Bundesbank that the upswing in Europe’s largest economy is set to continue. With domestic demand supported by a buoyant labor market, risks to growth stem almost exclusively from global forces. ‘Sentiment among German businesses is jubilant,’ Ifo President Clemens Fuest said… ‘Germany’s economy is performing very strongly.’”

June 29 – Reuters (Pete Schroeder and David Henry): “German inflation probably accelerated in June, regional data suggested on Thursday, suggesting a solid upswing in the economy is pushing up price pressures as euro zone inflation moves closer to the European Central Bank's target. The data comes only days after ECB head Mario Draghi hinted that the bank's asset-purchase program would become less accommodative going into 2018 as regional growth gains pace and inflation trends return following a period of falling prices. In another sign of rising price pressures in the 19-member single currency bloc, Spanish consumer prices rose more than expected in June… In the German state of Hesse, annual inflation rose to 1.9% in June from 1.7% in May…”

June 28 – Reuters (Gavin Jones and Steve Scherer): “He is an 80-year-old convicted criminal whose last government ended with Italy on the brink of bankruptcy - and he may well be kingmaker at the next election within a year. Mayoral elections on Sunday showed four-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right Forza Italia party remains a force to be reckoned with... ‘Berlusconi sees this as the last challenge of his career,’ said Renato Brunetta, a close ally for over 20 years and Forza Italia's lower house leader. ‘He feels he has suffered many injustices and deserves one last shot. Who can deny him that?’ Matteo Renzi, leader of the ruling Democratic Party (PD), and Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement have dominated the national scene in recent years, relegating Forza Italia to a distant third or fourth in the polls. Yet in the mayoral ballots, Forza Italia and its anti-immigrant Northern League allies trounced the PD and 5-Star in cities all over the country, suggesting they have momentum behind them just as the national vote comes into view.”

Central Bank Watch:

June 27 – Wall Street Journal (Tom Fairless): “The euro soared to its biggest one-day gain against the dollar in a year and eurozone bond prices slumped after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the ECB might start winding down its stimulus in response to accelerating growth in Europe. Any move by the ECB toward reducing bond purchases would put it on a similar policy path as the Federal Reserve, which first signaled an intent to taper its own stimulus program in 2013. But the ECB is likely to remain far behind: The Fed has been raising interest rates gradually since December 2015, while the ECB’s key rate has been negative since June 2014. Mr. Draghi’s comments, made Tuesday at the ECB’s annual economic policy conference in Portugal, were laced with caution and caveats. But investors interpreted them as a cue to buy euros and sell eurozone bonds, a reversal of a long-term trade that has benefited from the central bank’s €60 billion ($67.15bn) of bond purchases each month. ‘All the signs now point to a strengthening and broadening recovery in the euro area,’ Mr. Draghi said.”

June 28 – Financial Times (Dan McCrum and Chris Giles in London and Claire Jones): “Bond and currency markets whipsawed on Wednesday as Europe’s two most influential central bankers struggled to communicate to investors how they would exit from years of crisis-era economic stimulus policies. The euro surged to a 52-week high against the dollar after investors characterised remarks by Mario Draghi as a signal he was preparing to taper the European Central Bank’s bond-buying scheme — only to drop almost a full cent after senior ECB figures made clear he had been misinterpreted. Similarly, the British pound jumped 1.2% to $1.2972 after Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, said he was prepared to raise interest rates if UK business activity increased — just a week after saying ‘now is not yet the time’ for an increase. The sharp moves and sudden reversals over two days of heavy trading highlight the acute sensitivity of financial markets to any suggestion of a withdrawal of stimulus measures after a prolonged period of monetary accommodation.”

June 25 – Reuters (Marc Jones): “Major central banks should press ahead with interest rate increases, the Bank for International Settlements said…, while recognizing that some turbulence in financial markets will have to be negotiated along the way. The BIS, an umbrella body for leading central banks, said in one of its most upbeat annual reports for years that global growth could soon be back at long-term average levels after a sharp improvement in sentiment over the past year. Though pockets of risk remain because of high debt levels, low productivity growth and dwindling policy firepower, the BIS said policymakers should take advantage of the improving economic outlook and its surprisingly negligible effect on inflation to accelerate the ‘great unwinding’ of quantitative easing programs and record low interest rates.”

Brexit Watch:

June 27 – Reuters (Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton): “Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to at least 1 billion pounds ($1.3bn) in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party. After over two weeks of talks and turmoil sparked by May's failure to win a majority in a June 8 snap election, she now has the parliamentary numbers to pass a budget and a better chance of passing laws to take Britain out of the European Union.”

Global Bubble Watch:

June 28 – Wall Street Journal (Richard Barley): “Sometimes financial markets are surprisingly bad at connecting the dots—until they can’t ignore the picture forming before their eyes. The screeching U-turn in bond markets is a good example. The world’s central banks are sending out a message that loose monetary policy can’t last forever. The shift is mainly rhetorical, and action may yet be some way off. But expectations matter, as they did when the Federal Reserve indicated in 2013 that its quantitative-easing program could be wound down. That caused global bond yields to surge, led by the U.S., and sparked extended turmoil in emerging markets. This time, the bond reversal has been centered on Europe. Ten-year German bund yields started Tuesday just below 0.25%, but by Wednesday afternoon stood at 0.37%. That helped lift bond yields elsewhere, since low German yields have been acting as an anchor. The selloff in the bund Tuesday was the worst in 22 months…”

June 28 – Reuters (Sujata Rao): “Global debt levels have climbed $500 billion in the past year to a record $217 trillion, a new study shows, just as major central banks prepare to end years of super-cheap credit policies. World markets were jarred this week by a chorus of central bankers warning about overpriced assets, excessive consumer borrowing and the need to begin the process of normalizing world interest rates from the extraordinarily low levels introduced to offset the fallout of the 2009 credit crash. This week, U.S. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen has warned of expensive asset price valuations, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has tightened controls on bank credit and European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has opened the door to cutting back stimulus, possibly as soon as September. Years of cheap central bank cash has delivered a sugar rush to world equity markets, pushing them to successive record highs. But another side effect has been explosive credit growth as households, companies and governments rushed to take advantage of rock-bottom borrowing costs. Global debt, as a result, now amounts to 327% of the world's annual economic output, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said in a report…”

June 26 – Bloomberg (Garfield Clinton Reynolds and Adam Haigh): “Greed seems to be running the show in global markets. Fear has fled, and that may be the biggest risk of all. Currency volatility just hit a 20-month low, Treasury yields are in their narrowest half-year trading range since the 1970s and the U.S. equities fear gauge, the VIX, is stuck near a two-decade nadir. While markets have signaled complacency in the face of Middle East tensions, the withdrawal of Federal Reserve stimulus and President Donald Trump’s tweetstorms, the Bank for International Settlements flagged on Sunday that low volatility can spur risk-taking with the potential to unwind quickly.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Annie Massa and Elizabeth Dexheimer): “The growing market for exchange-traded funds hasn’t been fully put to the test, according to one of the top U.S. speed trading firms. Ari Rubenstein, chief executive officer and co-founder of Global Trading Systems LLC, told lawmakers… that while investment dollars have flooded the U.S. ETF market, the new order has not endured an extreme period of stress. Volatility, a measure of market uncertainty, has remained low. ‘In some ways the markets are a bit untested,’ Rubenstein said… ‘It’s definitely something we should talk about to make sure industry participants are prepared in those instruments.’”

June 29 – Financial Times (Javier Espinoza): “Private equity buyouts have enjoyed the strongest start to a year since before the financial crisis as fund managers have come under intense pressure from investors to deploy some of the record amount of capital they hold. The volume of deals involving private equity firms climbed 29% to $143.7bn in the first half of the year, the highest level since 2007, according to… Thomson Reuters.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Enda Curran and Stephen Engle): “Investors aren’t sufficiently pricing in a growing threat to economic and financial market stability from geopolitical risks, and the latest global cyberattack is an example of the damage that can be wreaked on trade, Cornell University Professor Eswar Prasad said. His remarks came as a virus similar to WannaCry reached Asia after spreading from Europe to the U.S. overnight, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems.”

Fixed Income Bubble Watch:

June 27 – CNBC (Ann Saphir): “Bond investors may soon pay a hefty price for being too pessimistic about the economy, according to portfolio manager Joe Zidle. Zidle, who is with Richard Bernstein Advisors, believes the vast amount of money flowing into long-duration bonds is signaling a costly mistake. ‘Last week alone, there is a 20-year plus treasury bond ETF that in one week got more inflows than all domestic equity mutual funds, and all domestic equity ETFs combined year-to-date,’ he said… He added: ‘I think investors are going to be in a real painful trade.’”

June 26 – Bloomberg (Mary Williams Walsh): “The United States Virgin Islands is best known for its powdery beaches and turquoise bays, a constant draw for the tourists who frequent this tiny American territory. Yet away from the beaches the mood is ominous, as government officials scramble to stave off the same kind of fiscal collapse that has already engulfed its neighbor Puerto Rico. The public debts of the Virgin Islands are much smaller than those of Puerto Rico, which effectively declared bankruptcy in May. But so is its population, and therefore its ability to pay. This tropical territory of roughly 100,000 people owes some $6.5 billion to pensioners and creditors.”

Federal Reserve Watch:

June 28 – Bloomberg (Jill Ward, Lucy Meakin, and Christopher Condon): “Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave no indication her plans for continued monetary policy tightening had shifted while acknowledging that some asset prices had become ‘somewhat rich.’ ‘We’ve made very clear that we think it will be appropriate to the attainment of our goals to raise interest rates very gradually,’ she said… In her first public remarks since the U.S. central bank hiked rates on June 14, Yellen said that asset valuations, by some measures ‘look high, but there’s no certainty about that.’ ‘Asset valuations are somewhat rich if you use some traditional metrics like price earnings ratios, but I wouldn’t try to comment on appropriate valuations, and those ratios ought to depend on long-term interest rates,” she said.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Christopher Condon): “Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer pointed to higher asset prices as well as increased vulnerabilities for both household and corporate borrowers in warning against complacency when gauging the safety of the global financial system. ‘There is no doubt the soundness and resilience of our financial system has improved since the 2007-09 crisis,’ Fischer said… ‘However, it would be foolish to think we have eliminated all risks.’”

June 28 – Bloomberg (Luke Kawa): “When a trio of Federal Reserve officials delivered remarks on Tuesday, the state of U.S. financial markets came in for a little bit of criticism. When all was said and done, U.S. equities sank the most in six weeks, yields on 10-year Treasuries rose and the dollar weakened to the lowest level versus the euro in 10 months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that asset valuations, by some measures ‘look high, but there’s no certainty about that.’ Earlier, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said the stock market ‘seems to be running very much on fumes’ and that he was ‘somewhat concerned about the complacency in the market.’ Fed Vice-Chair Stanley Fischer suggested that there had been a ‘notable uptick’ in risk appetite that propelled valuation ratios to very elevated levels.”

June 27 – Reuters (Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton): “With the U.S. economy at full employment and inflation set to hit the Federal Reserve's 2% target next year, the U.S. central bank needs to keep raising rates gradually to keep the economy on an even keel, a Fed policymaker said… ‘If we delay too long, the economy will eventually overheat, causing inflation or some other problem,’ San Francisco Fed President John Williams said… ‘Gradually raising interest rates to bring monetary policy back to normal helps us keep the economy growing at a rate that can be sustained for a longer time.’”

June 29 – Financial Times (Alistair Gray and Barney Jopson): “Regulators have given US banks the go-ahead to pay out almost all their earnings to shareholders this year in a signal of their confidence in the health of the financial system. The Federal Reserve has given the green light to a record level of post-crisis distributions, including an estimated total of almost $100bn from the six largest banks. All 34 institutions passed the second part of its annual stress test, although the Fed did call out weaknesses in capital planning at Capital One… The big six US banks — Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — are set to return to shareholders between $95bn and $97bn over the next four quarters, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Gerard Cassidy. That is about 50% more than they were able to hand out after last year’s exam.”

U.S. Bubble Watch:

June 27 – Wall Street Journal (Shibani Mahtani and Douglas Belkin): “This is what happens when a major American state lets its bills stack up for two years. Hospitals, doctors and dentists don’t get paid for hundreds of millions of dollars of patient care. Social-service agencies help fewer people. Public universities and the towns that surround them suffer. The state’s bond rating falls to near junk status. People move out. A standoff in Illinois between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic Speaker of the House Michael Madigan over spending and term limits has left Illinois without a budget for two years. State workers and some others are still getting paid because of court orders and other stopgap measures, but bills for many others are piling up. The unpaid backlog is now $14.6 billion and growing.”

June 28 – Bloomberg Business Week (Elizabeth Campbell and John McCormick): “Two years ago, Illinois’s budget impasse meant that the state’s lottery winners had to wait for months to get their winnings. Now, with $15 billion in unpaid bills, Illinois is on the brink of being unable to even sell Powerball tickets. For the third year in a row, the state is poised to begin its fiscal year on July 1 with no state budget and billions of dollars in the red. If that happens, S&P Global Ratings says Illinois will probably lose its ­investment-grade status and become the first U.S. state on record to have its general obligation debt rated as junk. Illinois is already the worst-rated state at BBB-, S&P’s lowest investment-grade rating. The state owes at least $800 million in interest and late fees on its unpaid bills.”

June 26 – Wall Street Journal (Lev Borodovsky): “Commercial real estate prices are starting to roll over after reaching record highs, capping a long postcrisis rally. While there is no sign that a decline would mean imminent danger for the economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren recently warned that valuations represent a risk he ‘will continue to watch carefully.’ So far, prices have proven resilient, reflecting in part the unexpected 2017 decline of interest rates and the rising capital flows from diverse sources such as U.S. pensions and overseas investors.”

June 28 – Wall Street Journal (Chris Dieterich): “Booming demand for passive investments is making exchange-traded funds an increasingly crucial driver of share prices, helping to extend the long U.S. stock rally even as valuations become richer and other big buyers pare back. ETFs bought $98 billion in U.S. stocks during the first three months of this year, on pace to surpass their total purchases for 2015 and 2016 combined… These funds owned nearly 6% of the U.S. stock market in the first quarter—their highest level on record—according to an analysis of Fed data by Goldman Sachs… Surging demand for ETFs this year has to an unprecedented extent helped fuel the latest leg higher for the eight-year stock-market rally.”

June 27 – Reuters (Kimberly Chin): “U.S. single-family home prices rose in April due to tight inventory of houses on the market and low mortgage rates… and economists see no imminent change in the trend. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller composite index of 20metropolitan areas rose 5.7% in April on a year-over-year basis after a 5.9% gain in March, which matched the fastest pace in nearly three years.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Andrew Mayeda): “The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for the U.S. economy, removing assumptions of President Donald Trump’s plans to cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending to spur growth. The IMF reduced its forecast for U.S. growth this year to 2.1%, from 2.3% in the fund’s April update to its world economic outlook. The… fund also cut its projection for U.S. growth next year to 2.1%, from 2.5% in April.”

Japan Watch:

June 29 – Reuters (Leika Kihara and Stanley White): “Japan's industrial output fell faster in May than at any time since the devastating earthquake of March 2011 while inventories hit their highest in almost a year, suggesting a nascent economic recovery may stall before it gets properly started. Household spending also fell in May, leaving the Bank of Japan's 2% target seemingly out of reach.”

EM Watch:

June 28 – Reuters (Brad Brooks and Silvio Cascione): “President Michel Temer called a corruption charge filed against him by Brazil's top prosecutor a ‘fiction’ on Tuesday, as the nation's political crisis deepened under the second president faced with possible removal from office in just over a year. Temer, who was charged Monday night with arranging to receive millions of dollars in bribes, said the move would hurt Brazil's economic recovery and possibly paralyze efforts at reform. The conservative leader said executives of the world's biggest meatpacker, JBS SA , who accused him in plea-bargain testimony of arranging to take 38 million reais ($11.47 million) in bribes in the coming months, did so only to escape jail for their own crimes.”

Geopolitical Watch:

June 29 – New York Times (Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger): “Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners of the United States — Britain and Ukraine. The N.S.A. has kept quiet, not acknowledging its role in developing the weapons. White House officials have deflected many questions, and responded to others by arguing that the focus should be on the attackers themselves, not the manufacturer of their weapons. But the silence is wearing thin for victims of the assaults, as a series of escalating attacks using N.S.A. cyberweapons have hit hospitals, a nuclear site and American businesses. Now there is growing concern that United States intelligence agencies have rushed to create digital weapons that they cannot keep safe from adversaries or disable once they fall into the wrong hands.”

June 28 – New York Times (Sheera Frenkel, Mark Scott and Paul Mozur): “As governments and organizations around the world grappled… with the impact of a cyberattack that froze computers and demanded a ransom for their release, victims received a clear warning from security experts not to pay a dime in the hopes of getting back their data. The hackers’ email address was shut down and they had lost the ability to communicate with their victims, and by extension, to restore access to computers. If the hackers had wanted to collect ransom money, said cybersecurity experts, their attack was an utter failure. That is, if that was actually their goal. Increasingly sophisticated ransomware assaults now have cybersecurity experts questioning what the attackers are truly after. Is it money? Mayhem? Delivering a political message?”

June 25 – Reuters: “Qatar is reviewing a list of demands presented by four Arab states imposing a boycott on the wealthy Gulf country, but said on Saturday the list was not reasonable or actionable. ‘We are reviewing these demands out of respect for ... regional security and there will be an official response from our ministry of foreign affairs,’ Sheikh Saif al-Thani, the director of Qatar's government communications office, said… Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which imposed a boycott on Qatar, issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish military base and pay reparations among other demands.”

June 27 – Reuters (Foo Yun Chee): “EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7bn) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. It is the biggest fine the EU has ever imposed on a single company in an antitrust case, exceeding a 1.06-billion-euro sanction handed down to U.S. chipmaker Intel in 2009. The European Commission said the world's most popular internet search engine has 90 days to stop favoring its own shopping service or face a further penalty per day of up to 5% of Alphabet's average daily global turnover.”
          Voting Begins For Crayola New Blue Crayon Name – ‘Star Spangled Blue’ Tops List   

Crayola is adding a new blue crayon to the 24 box

Crayola’s new blue crayon almost has an official new name. Crayola revealed the top five contestants from a pool of fan-chosen names on Friday, June 30, 2017. The names are part of a month-long survey of fans that ended on June 2. Fans were free to submit their suggestions to Crayola’s website. Almost 90,000 names were submitted, and were evaluated according to their creativity and whether the name captured “the spirit and innovation of this new-to-the-world blue.”

In alphabetic order, the top five names are

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          Canvas Baby Gift: Baby Boy Personalized Stretched Canvas ABC Alphabet Print Custom Made To Order by ColorbeeLove   

35.00 USD

Made to order with artist canvas and fade-resistant pigment inks to last a lifetime. Many sizes available, choose your size at checkout.

GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS:
Printed on canvas then stretched and gallery-wrapped around edges. Ready to display, no frame needed!

SIZES:
from 8x10 inches to 24x36 inches, choose a size at checkout

// HOW TO ORDER //
Please include a Note on the payment page:
- name to be displayed below the alphabet
- to customize the colors, include 2 color choices: 1 for the alphabet, 1 for the contrasting name color
- or choose the same colors as shown here

DETAILS:
• Printed on cotton archival canvas with a UV coating. Stretched on 1.25" wood frame. Comes with installed hanging hardware.
• Shipped flat in a sturdy mailer for maximum protection


Contact me with questions, I'm always happy to help.

MANY MORE PERSONALIZED BABY PRINTS:
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          CANVAS PRINT: I Heart U Nursery Alphabet Poster - ABC Decor Kids Wall Art Modern Typographic Poster Print - Stretched Canvas Art Sign by ColorbeeLove   

33.00 USD

Alphabet poster that says I Love You. This popular print looks sweet in a baby nursery, and has been gifted to brides, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends, brothers, sisters, moms, dads.. and on and on :) Share the love!

GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS:
Printed on canvas then stretched and gallery-wrapped around edges. Hang with or without a frame.

CUSTOM COLORS:
- include your color choices in the 'note' section at checkout.
- or select one of the colors from the dropdown menu

SIZES:
starting at 8x10 inches to 24x36 inches

MUSEUM QUALITY:
Printed on museum quality archival canvas with a UV coating. Stretched on 1.25" kiln dried, sustainable wood bars. Comes with installed hanging hardware.

SHIPPING:
Shipped flat in a sturdy mailer for maximum protection

ALSO AVAILABLE:
Unframed Print: https://www.etsy.com/listing/67538205


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My shop storefront: colorbeelove.etsy.com

Thanks for looking!


          Espen goes to Kindergarten   

He's got his new backpack and he's ready to go.
 Last week was another big milestone in our family when Espen started kindergarten. He's done joy school and preschool, so it wasn't our first first day of school, but now he is finally one of the kids going to the neighborhood school.

It's bittersweet, of course. There were tears when I dropped Espen off for his first day, and they weren't his! On the one hand it's scary and hard to send him off to a school with hundreds of kids to fend for himself (and it's every day!), especially knowing that he's a sensitive little guy who sometimes gets his feelings hurt. I worry about him making friends and kids being mean, and will his teacher "get" him and all of that motherly anxiety-ridden stuff. But then I'm also so excited for him to make friends (his preschool class was all boys, so we are super excited to make friend with girls!) and do all of the learning and growing that comes with going to school. Education is such an essential part of growing up and being human that I can't wait for Espen to fully experience.

I took a risk and let him pick his own First Day of School outfit.
Other than this being a 90 degree day, I think he did pretty great!

He's had a few nervous moments, of course, but mostly Espen has been happy and excited about going to school. His favorite part is playing with his best friend at recess, and he's already had a new friend  (a girl!)over for a play date already, so socially he's very happy, even if he was a bit shocked that a girl in his class had been "mean" to their teacher yesterday. And academically he is just fine. The pre-school that Espen went to last year was pretty academically focused (I mean, for a bunch of four-year olds!), so he already knows his numbers and can read or sound simple words already, so he's a little ahead of the curve - for now. But he's happily learning the alphabet and numbers all over again, and treats everything like it's valuable information to him, so if he's happy in the classroom and not getting bored, we really can't ask for anything more. Besides, a little review never hurt anyone.

I love this kid. 

So... so far, so good! Our days start a little earlier and our mornings are busier, but I feel like we've quickly settled into our new routine. Gwen and I drop Espen off at school at nine and then go and run errands and go shopping until it's time to pick Espen up at lunchtime, so I've had a lot of productive mornings! On Monday I was positively elated to have all of the week's grocery shopping done and dusted by 10 AM, which basically never happens at our house. And with our mornings being so productive, I've had more time to do other things in the afternoons; like working in the yard, reading, blogging, playing Lego or even painting with the kids. I really do feel so lucky that I am able to spend all of this time with the kids while they're small, and having more un-rushed time where I'm not constantly feeling guilty about all of the other things I should be doing is honestly pretty priceless. My least favorite thing about being a mom is when I feel like a stressed-out, snarly head case, so any time I don't have to do that is golden.

In conclusion: we're one week in, and school is great! Espen likes his school, we like his school and his school seems to like him too. I'm sure the time will come when things aren't as quite rosy at school as they are at the moment, but until that day comes, we're grateful that Espen is off to a good start.
          Comment on Huge Alzheimer’s breakthrough stuns scientists by Kent Hutcheson   
I am age 90 with no memory impairment. While in the military I was assigned to the group that intercepts and deciphers foreign codes. Part of my traianing was to say the alphabet backwards while typing the numbers forward - thus dividing the 4 functions of the brain - observation-comprehension - retention - recall and making them work simultaneously. I have taken 2 350MG aspirin each night for 50 years - remained active physically - controlled my blood pressure - work a sudoku pozzle daily. My DNA is similar to my Mothers - she maintained her cognitive faculties until the day she died at 85. I can still say the alphabet backwards starting at any point in the alphabet - lastly FATE HAS BEEN KIND TO ME.
          Price Drop: Simple Notes - The Ultimate Notes App   
Simple Notes - The Ultimate Notes App
Kategorie: Produktivität
Preis: 3,49 € -> 1,09 €
Version: 2.3
in iTunes öffnen

Beschreibung:
دعم كامل للواجهة العربية Simple, Clean and Easy to Use, Yet Powerful and Loaded with Features. Key Features: - - One universal app for all your IOS Devices. - Sync your notes with Dropbox and/or iCloud. - Zoom in or out on any note to get the ideal font size suitable for your vision. - Highlight words and search terms inside your notes. - Set reminders to your notes to read them later. - Save text as an image to your camera roll. - Use Password Protection with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES 256-bit) to secure data and to protect your notes from prying eyes. - Shake your device to undo or redo: delete, creating, editing, restoring and more. - 9 font styles with five font colors. - Sort your notes chronologically or alphabetically. - Choose from six different color themes to modify your notes to suit your taste. - Share your notes on Twitter, Facebook and more. - Send your notes via bluetooth. - The ability to AirPrint your notes. - Action extension to save a new note without opening the app. - Today widget to save clipboard text as a note. - Auto Paste: when you run the app it will save text that you copied (Text in the Clipboard) automatically as a note. You can also enable "Run in Background" to save what you copied when the app is a closed. - Night Mode that makes reading in the dark easier on your eyes. - Optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. - And much more..
          Alphabet анонсировала снижение прибыли на 2,74 млрд долларов   
Alphabet, которая по отношению к Google является материнской компанией, сообщила о снижении своей прибыли на 2,74 млрд долларов. Причиной этого станет наложенный со стороны ЕС штраф.
          NWS Data Entry Specialist Trainee - Raytheon - Iqaluit, NU   
Maintains alphabetical, numerical or subject files. Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) implements an Inuit Training and Development Program (ITDP) that benefits...
From Raytheon - Mon, 22 May 2017 18:07:06 GMT - View all Iqaluit, NU jobs
          FREE ACCESS TO REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS AT FOLD3 JULY 1-15   
Do you think one of your ancestors may have fought in the Revolutionary War? You can find out free for the next two weeks as the Fold3 website is giving researchers free access to their Revolutionary War collections. I received an email from them this morning with the details. Be sure to read the terms and conditions at the bottom of the notice:

Access Revolutionary War Records for Free*

Do you have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War? Now is the perfect time to learn more about them, as Fold3 is giving free access* to our Revolutionary War Collection July 1–15.

There are 20+ titles in our Revolutionary War Collection. Popular ones include:

Revolutionary War Pensions
The records in this collection include entire pension files for soldiers and sailors who served in the Revolutionary War. Unlike selected records, which were typically chosen subjectively for genealogical content, these records reveal more details about each veteran's history and service, as well as more information about his family, state of health, and life after the war. Every name mentioned in the pensions has been indexed, not just the soldier’s name, which makes finding people even easier.

Revolutionary War Service Records
These are compiled service records for the regular soldiers of the Continental Army, and for the militia, volunteers, and others who served with them. The records are arranged under the designation "Continental Troops" or a state name, then by organization, and then alphabetically by a soldier's surname. Records consist of card abstracts of entries relating to each soldier from original records. Also included are regimental lists including muster rolls, pay lists, and caption cards.

Revolutionary War Rolls
The primary function of the many Revolutionary War rolls maintained by the American Army was to provide basic information about the identities, numbers, condition, equipage, and pay status of the men and units that comprised the Army in order to facilitate administrative control. Browse these rolls by state and name of organization (regiment, battalion, guard, company, etc.). Find names of soldiers with the help of annotations supplied by other Fold3 users and feel free to add your own. Thousands of records from 138 rolls of microfilm provide names and details about the men who fought for independence.

Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818–1864
Pension payment records are not typically found in pension application files. These cards were created as an index for the final payments made to either the veteran or his widow. They provide additional details on where a family may have moved in the early- to mid-19th century, death dates of veterans, widows, or dependent children, and sometimes the maiden name of a widow.

Get started searching or browsing the Revolutionary War Collection on Fold3!.

*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until July 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Free access requires registration for a free Fold3 account. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Fold3 membership.


          Woodland Nursery Art - Deer Owl Alphabet Numbers - Baby Boy Nursery Decor Kids Wall Art - Set of Four 8x10 Prints - CHOOSE YOUR COLORS by Tessyla   

65.00 USD

This is an original set featuring four modern coordinating 8x10 prints... perfect for your woodland nursery! Arrange them anyway you like! Customize in the colors of your choice. Want a different size? Just ask!

Prints shown are:
Animal Alphabet
Woodland Deer
Winking Owl
Animal Numbers

This print set is shown in a specialized color palette, but I can do it in any colors you want! Just let me know which colors you would like in the "note to seller" section upon purchase.

Each piece is freshly printed to order on Ultra Premium Luster heavyweight paper using Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 Pigment Ink that will last under glass for over 200 years. Your print will be archival, water-resistant, and fade-resistant... simply gorgeous!

Item comes unmatted with a small border for proper matting and framing. Print comes shipped securely in a sturdy flat mailer, promptly after payment is received. Frame not included.

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day :)


          Comment on Letters by sainey jobe   
ASSALAMU ALAIKUM EVERYONE... I really want to learn the Arabic alphabet an language if anyone can help please im interested. my email is here ((Saineyj46@gmail.com))
          Stencil Book   
Stencil BookThe perfect stencil utensil to feed your creative side! A pair of kraft stock covers enclose the five perforated stencil pages within. Behind the included stencil pages are simple white pages, just rip these pages out of the book to show off your creations. The stencil designs include: alphabet, numbers and icons, outdoors and buildings, transit and animals. Let the inventiveness flow and hone your stenciling skills all in one book. Place your image on this customizable stencil book's broad face. Size: 209 x 149 x 1mm (8-1/4" x 5-7/8" x 1/16"). Your price includes a one colour imprint on the front cover of the book. Additional imprint location available for an extra charge. Set-up charge: add $65.
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          Alphabet vs. Amazon: 4 ways to trade it   
The "Fast Money" traders give you 4 ways to trade the Alphabet vs. Amazon debate
          "Gastarbeiter" und "deutsche Leitkultur", oder besser Leidkultur...   
Da erzählt eine türkisch-deutsche Politikerin Bilkay Öney 47, von der SPD, dass ausländische Gastarbeiter gleich nach Kriegsende 1945 nach Deutschland gekommen wären.

Da erzählt die alte Claudia Roth 65, Grüne, dass Türken nach WK2 Deutschland wieder aufgebaut haben.

Da versteigt sich de Maiziere, 63, Minister von der CDU "Karneval, Schweineschnitzel, Händeschütteln" Ihre Beschreibung dazu , und andere Belanglosigkeiten "deutsche Leitkultur" seien.  
Sigmar Gabriel 58, SPD, der möglichweise durch eine  geschiedene türkischen Ehefrau über eine besondere Affinität zur Türkei verfügt, lamentiert öffentlich darüber, welch ein "deutscher Patriot mit türkischen Wurzeln" doch Deniz Yüksel wäre, weil  der sich darüber freut, dass Deutschland bald Gebiet ohne Deutsche ist, weil diese Gott sei Dank aussterben würden.

Ein Prof. Rainer Dollase, 75, meint die Minderheit deutscher Schüler habe sich "sprachlich und kognitiv" der Mehrheit türkischer Schüler anzupassen.

Von den mehr oder weniger analphabetisch agierenden türkisch-deutschen Großmäulern, die die Deutschen als Köterrasse bezeichnen, was nach rechtlicher Auffassung deutsche Richter keine Beleidigung für ihn darstellen würde oder gar die unmassgebliche Meinung einer weiteren Politikerin
der SPD, Ayan Özogus 50, die feststellt, dass eine "spezifisch deutsche Kultur nicht identifizierbar ist." https://www.civilpetition.de/nachricht/oezouz-spd-spezifisch-deutsche-kultur-ist-nicht-identifizierbar-92/





Welche Selbstachtung, welches Selbstwertgefühl haben sogenannte Türkisch-Deutschen,
wenn sie bereits seit Jahrzehnten in einem Land leben, das sie mehrheitlich in jeder Hinsicht zwar ablehnen aber dennoch nicht bereit sind Deutschland verlassen?

Was aber noch weniger zu verstehen ist, dass die sogenannte Elite der BRD vor den Türken
kriecht, die Polizei zu einer Lachnummer degradieren läßt, die Rechtsprechung beugt, Kriminelle nicht bestraft, sich kurzerhand zum Bajazzo der Fremden macht bis zur absoluten Handlungsunfähigkeit.


Zum Thema:

Die Märchen über die Einwanderung nach Deutschland oder wer holte die "Gastarbeiter"

Wer benimmt sich in der BRD wie "Köter" ?

Berichte über Moslems im Wandel der ZEIT. Von 1996 bis 2005. Und was sich danach veränderte. Aber lesen Sie selbst.

 




          Newcastle print or greeting card - Graduation gift - University town - Typographic art - Newcastle poster by LucyLovesThis   

3.00 GBP

Art print and greeting card available.

Featuring beautiful monochrome illustrations of all the things that make that place wonderful. The perfect gift for a wedding, house warming or birthday.

Part of a range of designs that form the Great British Alphabet; 26 British locations from Aberdeen to St Ives, with their most famous sights illustrated.

Pick out your favourite bar in Brighton, cafe in Cambridge or pub in Plymouth in these beautifully illustrated designs.

Currently available: Aberdeen, Brighton, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Frome, Glasgow, Hastings, St Ives, Jedburgh, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Queen's Homes, Reading, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tunbridge Wells, Ullswater, London Victoria, Winchester, York and Zoos of Britain.



DETAILS
Made in Britain
Printed on 300gsm paper

SIZE
Unframed: 21 x 29.7cm
Framed: 32.5 x 45cm
Card: 10.5 x 14.8cm

PACKAGING
Unframed print: Your print is carefully packaged in a cello bag, before being mailed in a sturdy envelope.
Framed print: Your print is carefully wrapped in bubblewrap, then packaged in a cardboard box.


          York print or greeting card - Graduation gift - University town - Typographic art - Yorkshire poster - York artwork by LucyLovesThis   

3.00 GBP

Art print and greeting card available.

Featuring beautiful monochrome illustrations of all the things that make that place wonderful. The perfect gift for a wedding, house warming or birthday.

Part of a range of designs that form the Great British Alphabet; 26 British locations from Aberdeen to St Ives, with their most famous sights illustrated.

Pick out your favourite bar in Brighton, cafe in Cambridge or pub in Plymouth in these beautifully illustrated designs.

Currently available: Aberdeen, Brighton, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Frome, Glasgow, Hastings, St Ives, Jedburgh, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Queen's Homes, Reading, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tunbridge Wells, Ullswater, London Victoria, Winchester, York and Zoos of Britain.



DETAILS
Made in Britain
Printed on 300gsm paper

SIZE
Unframed: 21 x 29.7cm
Framed: 32.5 x 45cm
Card: 10.5 x 14.8cm

PACKAGING
Unframed print: Your print is carefully packaged in a cello bag, before being mailed in a sturdy envelope.
Framed print: Your print is carefully wrapped in bubblewrap, then packaged in a cardboard box.


          Durham print or greeting card - Graduation gift - University town - Typographic art - Durham poster - Durham artwork by LucyLovesThis   

3.00 GBP

Art print and greeting card available.

Featuring beautiful monochrome illustrations of all the things that make that place wonderful. The perfect gift for a wedding, house warming or birthday.

Part of a range of designs that form the Great British Alphabet; 26 British locations from Aberdeen to St Ives, with their most famous sights illustrated.

Pick out your favourite bar in Brighton, cafe in Cambridge or pub in Plymouth in these beautifully illustrated designs.

Currently available: Aberdeen, Brighton, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Frome, Glasgow, Hastings, St Ives, Jedburgh, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Queen's Homes, Reading, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tunbridge Wells, Ullswater, London Victoria, Winchester, York and Zoos of Britain.



DETAILS
Made in Britain
Printed on 300gsm paper

SIZE
Unframed: 21 x 29.7cm
Framed: 32.5 x 45cm
Card: 10.5 x 14.8cm

PACKAGING
Unframed print: Your print is carefully packaged in a cello bag, before being mailed in a sturdy envelope.
Framed print: Your print is carefully wrapped in bubblewrap, then packaged in a cardboard box.


          Great British Alphabet greeting cards by LucyLovesThis   

3.00 GBP

Featuring beautiful monochrome illustrations of all the things that make that place wonderful. The perfect card for a wedding, house warming or birthday.

Part of a range of designs that form the Great British Alphabet; 26 British locations from Aberdeen to St Ives, with their most famous sights illustrated.

Pick out your favourite bar in Brighton, cafe in Cambridge or pub in Plymouth in these beautifully illustrated designs.

Currently available: Aberdeen, Brighton, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Frome, Glasgow, Hastings, St Ives, Jedburgh, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Queen's Homes, Reading, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tunbridge Wells, Ullswater, London Victoria, Winchester, York and Zoos of Britain.

Art print and greeting card available.





DETAILS

Made in Britain.

Printed on 300gsm card with a lovely smooth finish.

Each card is 10.5x14.8cm.

The card is blank inside to allow you to personalise it with your own message.

It comes with a white envelope and will be delivered in a hardbacked envelope.


          London letter greeting cards - London card - Typographic card - London illustration - letter art by LucyLovesThis   

3.00 GBP

26 monochrome cards are available, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each card is dedicated to a different London area.

These beautiful cards are perfect for any London fanatics. They will give you a great insight into areas of London you maybe don't know so well, as well as the areas you love.

The areas covered are, Angel, Balham, Brixton, Chelsea, Dulwich, Ealing, Earlsfield, Forest Hill, Greenwich, Hackney, Islington, st Johns Wood, Kensington, London, Mayfair, Notting Hill, Oxford Circus, Putney, Queen's Park, Richmond, Soho, Tooting, Upminster, Vauxhall, Walthamstow, West Norwood, Wimbledon, eXmouth Market, Yeading and London Zoo.

Several of the card designs are also available as limited edition screen prints. Areas currently available are: Angel, Balham, Battersea, Brixton, Chelsea, Clapham, Camden, Dulwich, Ealing, Forest Hill, Greenwich, Hackney, Notting Hill, Putney, Richmond, Soho, Tooting and Wimbledon. Also available is a print showing the Best of London, which incorporates important places and landmarks from across the city.

Digitally printed on 300gsm card with a lovely coated finish.

Each card is 10.5x14.8cm

Your card will be delivered in a hardbacked envelope.


          Bath print - Graduation gift - University town - Typographic art - Bath poster - Bath artwork by LucyLovesThis   

20.00 GBP

Featuring beautiful monochrome illustrations of all the things that make that place wonderful. The perfect gift for a wedding, house warming or birthday.

Part of a range of designs that form the Great British Alphabet; 26 British locations from Aberdeen to St Ives, with their most famous sights illustrated.

Pick out your favourite bar in Brighton, cafe in Cambridge or pub in Plymouth in these beautifully illustrated designs.

Currently available: Aberdeen, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Frome, Glasgow, Hastings, St Ives, Jedburgh, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Queen's Homes, Reading, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tunbridge Wells, Ullswater, London Victoria, Winchester, York and Zoos of Britain.



DETAILS
Made in Britain
Printed on 300gsm paper

SIZE
Unframed: 21 x 29.7cm
Framed: 32.5 x 45cm


PACKAGING
Unframed print: Your print is carefully packaged in a cello bag, before being mailed in a sturdy envelope.
Framed print: Your print is carefully wrapped in bubblewrap, then packaged in a cardboard box.


          Daily activities learn English   
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          10 Uber In-House Attorneys Saw Due Diligence Report in Battle With Alphabet   
A due diligence report at the center of Alphabet's battle with Uber over alleged stolen technology was seen by a number of Uber's in-house attorneys, according to a recent filing.
       

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          #19 Usuarios de Adblock vs Webmasters: La guerra en la Red por los anuncios aceptables   

#15 No si los huevos no los pondrán los webmasters. Será la propia industria la que hará ver esto como un adelanto. Estamos viviendo una época privilegiada en la navegación web donde las pocas protecciones que tienen los webmasters contra manipulación al vuelo o plágio son realizadas via javascript y se pueden anular.

Veremos si en unos años no se harta alguna entidad y se añade al html una característica que lo convierta en no manipulable.

Porque por ejemplo en europa ya se ha legislado del lado del usuario, donde está prohibido recabar datos del navegador sin consentimiento del usuario para detectar que usuarios usan adblockers. Pero la parte que defiende al webmaster de que su web no se altere por terceras partes aún está por llegar, y llegará.

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          Bundle of 800 Gorgeous Premium Vector Files - only $21!   
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          #10 Usuarios de Adblock vs Webmasters: La guerra en la Red por los anuncios aceptables   

Yo solo bloqueo las páginas con anuncios realmente intrusivos, popups, popunders... Bloquear un adsense contextual realmente me parece mezquino. Si no me gusta la publicidad no intrusiva de un sitio no entro.

Y por culpa de este abuso al final nos vamos a tener que tragar algun estandar tipo DRM en los navegadores a peor, que obligue a ver la página tal cual es, o no verla, pero sin el termino medio de poder elegir quitar los ads. Es cuestión de tiempo, todavía los porcentajes de uso de complementos de este tipo no son muy altos. El día que sean altos de verdad vendrán los lloros.

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          Alphabetical   

Final quilt measures 52" x 62".


          Windows 10 – Going Backwards   

Originally posted on: http://ferventcoder.com/archive/2015/01/29/windows-10-ndash-going-backwards.aspx

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I’m not sure how, but I seem to be an outlier in this point of view.  I am finding that almost everything they are doing to Windows 10 to make it more acceptable to the masses is taking away features that I preferred in Windows 8.  It isn’t that I thought everything was great and didn’t need to be improved, but these are features that I found at the very least useful and in most cases efficient.  I’m just going to hit on the big ones here.

Let’s start with the left swipe gesture.  In Windows 8 this gave us the ability to rotate through open applications.  In most cases what you are looking for is the first previous application used.  This meant that a single swipe would bring you back to that application.  Now you have an old Windows 7 Alt+Tab screen that pops up and sticks there.  You then have to pick which screen you wanted.

Another feature that I liked with the modern apps was mutually adjusting snapped apps.  If you had two apps snapped side-by-side and adjusted the border in between them both changed size.  Since the apps are now on the desktop this no longer works.

The new Start menu/screen is confusing and needs a lot of improvement.  Managing tiles needs a book to understand it.  There is a grouping structure, but there is no tip or visual queue to how it should be used.  On top of that the old start screen used to have a alphabet based jump feature that made it easier to get to parts of the All Apps screen.  This is not currently there which means the All Apps list is useless if you have more than 10 apps.  At that point you might as well just do a text search for what you want to run.

Now for the touchy subject.  I have always been a fan or the charms.  I’m not attached to the charms bar, and I’m glad they didn’t get rid of these contract.  The search and share features are one of the best features of Windows 8.  They have moved them to a button in the title bar of the apps which are near impossible to use on a touch device and are even harder to discover than the charms bar.

Don’t get me wrong.  I do like Windows 10 over all.  The new notification center is a nice addition.  I’ll be patient and see how things shake out over the rest of the preview, but right now I am frustrated..


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          Win a Copy of “Hand Lettering A to Z”   
Visit the Handmade by Deb blog for a chance to win a copy of "Hand Lettering A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets". Good luck!

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          Eliminar Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com (Redirecciones)   
Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com (Redirecciones)

Si constantemente nuestro navegador está sufriendo redirecciones del sitio web Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com, posiblemente tendremos instalado un programa de tipo adware.
Es independiente del navegador y del motor de búsqueda que utilicemos, si estamos sufriendo redirecciones desde, o a el sitio Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com es que estamos afectados por algún tipo de adwareHgp.limitedalphabetic.com no es un dominio malicioso en sí, sin embargo los cibercriminales lo están usando con fines maliciosos. Al descargar y utilizar el programas podemos estar de acuerdo para dar el consentimiento para mostrar todo este tipo de anuncios, y dar acceso a terceros a recoger y utilizar nuestra información personal, nuestro historial On Line, el correo electrónico , incluso otros datos privados.


¿Cómo podemos infectarnos con los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com?

Algunas descargas gratuitas no nos informam adecuadamente que se instalarán otras aplicaciones junto a la descargada, y nos podemos encontrar que instalemos algún tipo de adware sin nuestro conocimiento. Debemos estar atentos a la instalación de este tipo de software ya que si no revisamos los pasos del proceso de instalación podemos acabar instalando un software potencialmente no deseado o PUP en el equipo. También al ser usuarios de programas P2P donde se comparten archivos, podemos acabar con programas maliciosos o pirateados. Los emails spam o emails con remitente desconocido con enlaces maliciosos a sitios webs infectados o archivos adjuntos.

Una vez instalado, cada vez que se abramos una nueva pestaña en Internet Explorer , Firefox y Google Chrome, nos aparecerá redirecciones de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.comHgp.limitedalphabetic.com también mostrará banners publicitarios en las páginas web que estemos visitando, y al navegar por Internet , mostrará cupones y otras ofertas disponibles en diferentes sitios web. Puede mostrar ventanas emergentes diseñadas para parecerse a la ventanas legítimas, pero mostrará anuncios maliciosos que algunos programas están desactualizados y requieren una actualización. Si el usuario intenta descargar la actualización se instalará numerosas barras de herramientas de adware o utilidades potencialmente no deseados. Su principal objetivo es ganar dinero a costa de generar tráfico web, de promover ventas de productos o servicios en sitios web de dudoso origen, y por mostrar anuncios y enlaces promovidos por sus autores. Va a recopilar información personal, como la dirección IP. Puede redirigirnos a sitios web maliciosos donde podemos infectarnos con otros virus peligrosos. Pueden robarnos datos privados, así como credenciales de todo tipo (por ejemplo bancarias).

Si detectamos este tipo de redirecciones es un síntoma de que estemos infectados con virus. Es aconsejable que  realicemos un análisis completo del sistema y eliminemos las amenazas detectadas.

¿Cómo podemos eliminar los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com?

Nota: Ten en cuenta que todo el software que aconsejo usar para eliminar los  pop-ups de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com es gratuito. Estos pasos están probados y deberían eliminar esta amenaza en los principales navegadores de Windows. Debes seguir todos los pasos en el orden indicado para eliminar satisfactoriamente los  pop-ups de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com
Importante: Si durante el proceso de eliminación de la amenaza tienes algún problema, por favor debes parar.

(OPCIONAL) PASO 6: Restablecer la configuración de nuestro navegador para eliminar los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com

Nota: Si el sistema operativo que utilizas es Mac OS X, puedes seguir mi artículo Eliminar adware o hijackers en Apple Mac OS X para eliminar los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com.


PASO 1: Desinstalar los programas responsables de los pop-ups de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com
  1. Desinstalaremos manualmente todos los programas relacionados con los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com
  2. En Windows XP, Windows Vista o Windows 7 nos dirigiremos al Panel de Control / Agregar Quitar programas.
    Ir al panel de control en Windows 7
  3. Si está utilizando Windows 8 y 10, tienes que arrastrar el puntero del ratón al borde derecho de la pantalla, seleccionar Buscar en la lista y escribir panel de control. También puedes hacer clic derecho sobre una parte inferior izquierda (donde estaba el botón de inicio) y seleccionar el Panel de control.
    Panel de control en Windows 8
  4. Una vez en el listado de programas vamos a revisar todos aquellos programas que hemos instalado recientemente y eliminaremos aquellos que sean no deseados o desconocidos. Si tienes dudas sobre algún programa que tengas instalado, puedes buscar información en este blog. Una vez localizado el programa, lo seleccionamos y lo procedemos a Desinstalar y seguimos el proceso hasta el final.
  5. También podemos usar herramientas como CCleaner Revo Uninstaller para desinstalar estas aplicaciones. Estas son muy sencillas de instalar y usar. Las podemos descargar desde mi sección de Herramientas.  
    Desinstalar programa con Revo Uninstaller
  6. En mi canal de Youtube pueden ver un vídeo explicativo de cómo usar el programa Revo Uninstaller(Ver vídeo Revo Uninstaller)
  7. Volver al principio de Eliminar virus los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com
    PASO 2: Eliminar los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com con AdwCleaner

    Con AdwCleaner  podemos eliminar adware, barras de herramientas, programas peligrosos no deseados (PUP) y secuestradores de navegador. 
    1. Descargamos Adwcleaner (lo podéis descargar desde mi sección de AntiSpyware) y lo guardamos en el escritorio.
      Programa Adwcleaner
    2. Antes de ejecutar Adwcleaner, cerraremos todos los programas que tengamos abiertos incluyendo los navegadores y luego ejecutamos el programa como Administrador.
    3. Al ejecutar el programa nos mostrará una pantalla donde deberemos aceptar los Términos de uso. Pulsaremos  el botón J'accepte/ I Agree.
      Acuerdo de licencia Adwcleaner
    4. Una vez se abra el programa clicaremos en el botón Scan o Escanear para que analicemos el sistema en busca de archivos maliciosos.
      Pantalla principal AdwCleaner

    5. Cuando termine pulsaremos revisaremos los resultados obtenidos y pulsaremos Clean o Limpiar para eliminar los problemas detectados. 
      Resultado análisis AdwCleaner
    6. Posteriormente nos mostrará un mensaje en el que nos va a pedir que guardemos todos los datos y cerremos todas las aplicaciones que tengamos abiertas para reiniciar el equipo sin riesgo de perder nada.
      Mensaje AdwCleaner
    7. Nos mostrará un mensaje inforrmativo que Aceptaremos y posteriormente reiniciaremos el equipo.
      Mensaje para reiniciar equipo
    8. Una vez reiniciado el equipo nos va a mostrar un archivo de texto con la información del análisis. 
      Información análisis Adwcleaner
    9. Volveremos a entrar en el programa para proceder a su desinstalación.
    10. En mi canal de Youtube pueden ver un vídeo explicativo de cómo usar el programa AdwCleaner. (Ver vídeo AdwCleaner)
    11. Volver al principio de Eliminar virus los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com.
    PASO 3: Eliminar archivos maliciosos de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com con MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

    Esta es una de las mejores herramientas gratuitas para la detección de malware que nos permite estar protegidos de las posibles infecciones de virus, gusanos, troyanos, rootkits, dialers, spywares y malwares.
    1. Primero descargaremos Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (gratuito) desde mi sección de AntiMalware
    2. Ejecutaremos el instalador descargado y pulsaremos Ejecutar. Nos va a mostrar la pantalla de bienvenida donde pulsaremos Siguiente.
      Inicio instalación Malwarebytes
    3. Instalaremos el programa y seguiremos cada uno de los pasos indicados sin modificar ningún parámetro predeterminado. Cuando termine la instalación chequearemos la opción Habilitar prueba gratuita de Malwarebytes Anti-Malware y Ejecutar Malwarebytes Antimalware y luego pulsaremos Finalizar.
      Finalizar instalación Malwarebytes
    4. Una vez iniciado el programa va a realizar un chequeo de la base de datos y la actualizará en el caso que esté desactualizada.
      Inicializando el programa Malwarebytes
    5. Una vez terminada la actualización podremos realizar un análisis del sistema para encontrar posibles amenazas. Podemos pulsar el botón Arreglar ahora o el botón Analizar ahora para iniciar el análisis.
    6. Empezará el escaneo del ordenador y esperaremos a que termine. Durante el proceso puede detectar algunas amenazas en nuestro ordenador.
      Análisis del sistema por Malwarebytes
    7. Una vez terminado el análisis nos mostrará las amenazas detectadas. Para eliminarlas clicaremos el botón Eliminar seleccionados.
      Amenazas detectadas por Malwarebytes
    8. Después de esto Malwarebytes puede pedirnos reinicar nuestro ordenador para que tengan efecto las acciones realizadas.
      Amenazas eliminadas
    9. Luego podemos ir al Historial y podemos eliminar permanentemente las amenazas que tengamos en Cuarentena. (En mi caso todas).
      Eliminar cuarentena Malwarebytes
    10. En mi canal de Youtube pueden ver un vídeo explicativo de cómo usar el programa Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. (Ver vídeo Malwarebytes)
    11. Volver al principio de Eliminar virus los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com.
    PASO 4: Analizar el sistema con Dr. Web Cureit!

    Dr. Web Cureit! es un antivirus gratuito que no requiere instalación y que nos va a ayudar a buscar infecciones que otros antivirus no detecten. Cuando lo descarguemos ya estará actualizado, es multilenguaje, tiene alta velocidad de análisis, elimina las infecciones detectadas y genera un reporte sencillo de entender.
      1. Vamos a descargar Dr. Web Cureit! de mi sección Antivirus Gratuitos y lo guardaremos en el escritorio. Observaremos que el nombre con el que se ha descargado es aleatorio para que algunos malwares no lo detecten.
        Icono Dr. Web Cureit! con nombre aleatorio
      2. Una vez descargado, la ejecutaremos para empezar a analizar el sistema. Este antivirus no requiere instalación con lo que podremos empezar a trabajar con él de inmediato. En los casos que tengamos Windows 7 o 8, lo ejecutaremos en modo Administrador para que el programa tenga acceso a todos los archivos y carpetas del sistema.
      3. Posteriormente nos aparecerá una pantalla donde veremos la fecha de expiración y la última actualización de la base de datos. Si estamos de acuerdo chequearemos la opción y pulsaremos Continuar.
      4. Aquí veremos la pantalla principal del programa donde deberemos pulsar a Seleccione objetos a escanear para poder realizar un análisis completo.
        Pantalla principal Dr. Web
      5. Una vez en la pantalla, chequearemos la opción Escaneando objetos para así seleccionar todas las opciones. Luego, pulsaremos Comenzando escaneo para empezar con el análisis.
        Dr. Web análisis completo
      6. Seguidamente el programa empezará con el análisis.
        Análisis Dr. Web
      7. Una vez haya terminado nos mostrará una pantalla con los resultados del escaneo. Podremos realizar clic sobre cualquier amenaza y veremos información relacionada. Si Dr. Web CureIT detectara que el archivo de hosts ha sido modificado, nos dará la opción de restaurarlo.
        Detección amenazas Dr. Web
      8. Podremos ir seleccionando cada amenaza y decidir si la queremos mover, eliminar o omitir. Luego pulsaremos Neutralizar.
        Seleccionar la acción correcta Dr. Web
      9. Empezará a neutralizar las amenazas.
        Dr Web neutralizando amenazas
      10. Cuando termine, veremos una pantalla como la siguiente. Cuando cerremos la ventana nos pedirá reiniciar para que los cambios realizados tengan éxito.
        Dr Web terminado
      11. En mi canal de Youtube pueden ver un vídeo explicativo de cómo usar el programa Dr. Web Cureit!. (Ver vídeo Dr. Web Cureit!)
      1. Volver al principio de Eliminar virus los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com.
      Consejo: Este anti-virus On Line no suple la protección en tiempo real, visto que es una herramienta bajo-demanda, que detecta y elimina códigos maliciosos que ya están en tu ordenador. Para contar con la protección en tiempo real y permanente es necesario instalar una solución antivirus capaz de asegurar la protección total de tu ordenador y toda la red. 
      Anti-virus gratuitos aconsejados

        PASO 5: Mantenimiento del sistema con Glary Utilities

        Glary Utilities nos permitirá realizar un mantenimiento general del ordenador y optimizarlo en profundidad
        1. Vamos a descargar el programa desde sección de Herramientas y lo instalaremos.
        2. Si ya lo teníamos instalado, pulsaremos Buscar Actualizaciones y el programa actualizará su base de datos y de ser necesario te avisará si hay una nueva versión.
          Actualizar Glary Utilities
        3. Después vamos a la opción Mantenimiento un clic y marcamos todas las opciones para acabar pulsando el botón Buscar problemas.
          Glary Utilities buscar problemas en Mantenimiento un click
        4. Una vez ha terminado pulsaremos en Problemas de reparación y repararemos los problemas detectados. 
          Glary Utilities reparar problemas
        5. En mi canal de Youtube pueden ver un vídeo explicativo de cómo usar el programa Glary Utilities (Ver vídeo Glary Utilities)
        6. Volver al principio de Eliminar virus los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com.
        (OPCIONAL) PASO 6: Restablecer la configuración de nuestro navegador y eliminar los pop-up de Hgp.limitedalphabetic.com

        Es posible que nuestros navegadores estén infectados por algún tipo de extensión maliciosa, con lo que vamos a resetearlos para eliminar cualquier tipo de malware.
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                    Google Announces New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'    
          Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

          Transcript

          ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

          Google is restructuring. In a blog post today, CEO Larry Page announced a new firm called Alphabet. Alphabet will become the parent company atop all of Google's many ventures. NPR tech reporter Aarti Shahani joins us now to explain.

                    Pick Your Coffee   

          Memorial Union Retail Foods Service (MURFS for short) operates 8 campus locations, each with it’s own character, and some their own coffee.  MURFS serves coffee from 4 different roasters, all of them Oregon companies.  All profits, including coffee sales, from MURFS locations goes to support student programs.  Here are the roasters in alphabetical order.  … Continue reading

          The post Pick Your Coffee appeared first on OSU Memorial Union.


                    Excel Data Validation Automatically Add Items to Drop Down Lists   
          Create an Excel Data Validation drop down list that allows users to add new items. New data validation items will be automatically added to the drop down list, and the list is sorted alphabetically.
                    NWS Data Entry Specialist Trainee - Raytheon - Iqaluit, NU   
          Maintains alphabetical, numerical or subject files. Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) implements an Inuit Training and Development Program (ITDP) that benefits...
          From Raytheon - Mon, 22 May 2017 18:07:06 GMT - View all Iqaluit, NU jobs
                    To tackle Google’s power, regulators have to go after its ownership of data   
          The problem with regulating technology companies is that, faced with tough new rules, they can eventually innovate their way out, often by switching to newer, unregulated technologies. The risk of targeted regulation informed by little other than economic doctrines might even be fuelling a corporate quest for eternal disruption: instead of surrendering to the regulators, technology firms prefer to abandon their old business model. It’s through this lens that we should interpret the likely fallout from the €2.4bn fine imposed on Alphabet, Google’s parent company, by the European commission. It arrives after a lengthy, seven-year investigation into whether the company abused its dominance to promote its own online shopping service above search results. The commission’s case seems sound; the sad fate of small online retailers, unable to compete with Alphabet over the past decade, suggests as much. However, one should not mistake the factual correctness of the commission’s case for an informed strategic vision: if ...

          Source: Odd Onion

          http://www.oddonion.com/2017/07/01/to-tackle-googles-power-regulators-have-to-go-after-its-ownership-of-data/


                    A to Z of Style: D is for Drama   
          In the latest instalment of our interiors alphabet, T&W Head of Styling Jessica Bellef shares her top three ways to add some drama to your life – in a...

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                    Launching new vector illustrator Beck Feiner   

          Sydney based Beck Feiner is the latest artist to join our ranks. An accomplished art director, her colourful vector based illustrations distil visuals to their essence. Having had great success with her Mum’s Milestones cards she has recently released her Aussie Legends Alphabet poster, a quirky pictorial alphabet portraying some of Australia’s legendary figures.    

          The post Launching new vector illustrator Beck Feiner appeared first on International Rescue.


                    For sale - Lot of Alphabet Rubber Stamp Wood Mount Numbers... - $11   

          Sandpoint 83864, ID, United States
          Nice stamps and font. Just missing the Z. And some of them are coming unglued, but a little super glue would get them back on.
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                    #5804: pan audio filter parser fails to correctly parse LFE2 channel identifier   

          The pan filter only expects alphabetical characters for channel identifiers so parsing LFE2 fails.

          https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/blob/eae2d89bf715bc3edff478174b43e1f388e768bf/libavfilter/af_pan.c#L73

          ffmpeg -i test1.mp4 -filter:a 'pan=stereo|FL<FL<LFE2+FL|FR<LFE2+FR' ~/tmp/test.mkv ffmpeg version 3.1.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers

          built with gcc 6.2.0 (GCC) configuration: --disable-static --prefix=/nix/store/lg96h2rflg1yagkhyaw52031dkh3akl2-ffmpeg-3.1.3 --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-nonfree --disable-thumb --enable-shared --disable-static --enable-pic --disable-small --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-gray --enable-swscale-alpha --disable-incompatible-libav-abi --enable-hardcoded-tables --enable-safe-bitstream-reader --disable-memalign-hack --enable-pthreads --disable-w32threads --disable-os2threads --enable-network --enable-pixelutils --enable-ffmpeg --enable-ffplay --enable-ffprobe --enable-ffserver --enable-avcodec --enable-avdevice --enable-avfilter --enable-avformat --enable-avresample --enable-avutil --enable-postproc --enable-swresample --enable-swscale --enable-doc --disable-htmlpages --enable-manpages --disable-podpages --disable-txtpages --disable-audiotoolbox --disable-cuda --disable-cuvid --disable-d3d11va --disable-dxva2 --disable-libmfx --disable-libnpp --disable-mmal --disable-nvenc --enable-vaapi --disable-vda --enable-vdpau --disable-videotoolbox --enable-xvmc --disable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --disable-chromaprint --disable-crystalhd --disable-frei0r --enable-gcrypt --disable-gmp --enable-gnutls --enable-iconv --disable-jni --disable-ladspa --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --disable-libbs2b --disable-libcaca --disable-libcelt --disable-libcdio --disable-libdc1394 --disable-libebur128 --disable-libfaac --disable-libfdk-aac --enable-libfontconfig --disable-libflite --enable-libfreetype --disable-libfribidi --disable-libgme --disable-libgsm --disable-libiec61883 --disable-libilbc --disable-libkvazaar --disable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --disable-libnut --disable-libopencore-amrnb --disable-libopencore-amrwb --disable-libopencv --disable-libopenh264 --disable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-libpulse --disable-librubberband --disable-librtmp --disable-libschroedinger --disable-libshine --disable-libsmbclient --disable-libsnappy --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --disable-libssh --disable-libtesseract --enable-libtheora --disable-libtwolame --enable-libv4l2 --disable-libvidstab --disable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --disable-libwavpack --disable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --disable-libxavs --enable-libxcb-shm --enable-libxcb-xfixes --enable-libxcb-shape --disable-libxvid --disable-libzimg --disable-libzmq --disable-libzvbi --enable-lzma --disable-decklink --disable-mediacodec --disable-netcdf --disable-openal --disable-opencl --enable-opengl --disable-openssl --disable-schannel --enable-sdl --disable-securetransport --disable-x11grab --enable-zlib --disable-debug --enable-optimizations --disable-extra-warnings --disable-stripping libavutil 55. 28.100 / 55. 28.100 libavcodec 57. 48.101 / 57. 48.101 libavformat 57. 41.100 / 57. 41.100 libavdevice 57. 0.101 / 57. 0.101 libavfilter 6. 47.100 / 6. 47.100 libavresample 3. 0. 0 / 3. 0. 0 libswscale 4. 1.100 / 4. 1.100 libswresample 2. 1.100 / 2. 1.100 libpostproc 54. 0.100 / 54. 0.100

          Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'test1.mp4':

          Metadata:

          major_brand : isom minor_version : 512 compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41 encoder : Lavf56.40.101

          Duration: 00:01:00.10, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 5916 kb/s

          Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p(tv, bt709), 1920x1080, 5907 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 16k tbn, 180k tbc (default) Metadata:

          handler_name : VideoHandler?

          Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp, 2 kb/s (default) Metadata:

          handler_name : SoundHandler?

          [Parsed_pan_0 @ 0x190f820] Syntax error near "2+FL" [AVFilterGraph @ 0x190e660] Error initializing filter 'pan' with args 'stereo|FL<LFE2+FL|FR<LFE2+FR' Error opening filters!


                    Wish Upon a Jar_Upside Down Friends s01e14.   

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          Reenactor throws a spear at a drone

          What a time to be alive.

          “The medieval warrior, realizing the consequences of his impulsive act, immediately approached the owner of the drone and offered to pay for the damage.

          The owner of the drone was so impressed by the brilliant attack that he suggested organizing a competition for bringing down “dragons” with short spears next year.

          Drone owners have another year to develop a unique “dragon-like” design for their flying machines.” (x)

          I am 100% cooler with this knowing that the spear-thrower realized “oops maybe I shouldn’t have done that” and tried to make it right, and that the guy who the drone belonged to was cool with it

          just so everyone knows, this has already been memorialized in a runestone


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                    Interview With a 4 Year Old   
          This morning, Noah and I spent a little time together at the kitchen table, with no distractions, and I asked him {mostly} the same questions that I asked Jonah yesterday. Here are his answers :)


          What's your favorite drink? chocolate milk! and you can write Sprite and Orange Crush too, cause I like those too.
          What's your favorite color? All of them!
          But, really what is your most favorite? yellow
          What does daddy do at work? uhhhh... work. I don't know, he works. He does a meeting.
          What does mommy do for work? You make money. How? By at work. You tell us to clean up the living room sometimes too.
          Who loves you? momma, and the baby loves me too and I love the baby {referring to Isaiah - he then hugged and kissed my belly} and Gama and I love you momma - you got a baby in your tummy. He won't be too long, just 7 weeks! {we were talking about time at breakfast and I said Isaiah would arrive in about 2 months - not sure where he got 7 weeks}


          What do you like to play with? Buzz Lightyear, Power Rangers, Ben 10
          What will it be like when Isaiah is born? I'll teach him how to cross his eyes like this! {demonstrates how he crosses his eyes and then starts singing the Ben 10 theme song}
          When you grow up big like daddy, what will you do all day? I will play, and work at McDonald's - just the pretend one at Nana and Papa's house. That's how I will make money. And I still wanna be a preacher like PaPa.

          What will your brother do when he is big? Jonah will do workin'. He will work at McDonald's too, real work.
          What makes you so happy? like Buzz Lightyear - uh huh, when I watch Buzz Lightyear. And napkins! and Ben 10! {Laughing now, he begins repeating napkins, napkins, napkins..then it turns into "I like poop" over and over again with a huge smile on his face!}
          What is your favorite book? Spiderman, We really have it mom, in Jonah's bedroom.
          What's your favorite movie? Ben 10, Spiderman {he begins to explain how Ben 10 changes into SpiderMonkey, then he hugs my belly and wants to feel Isaiah kick..then "can I have some choc-choc now?"}
          What's your favorite song? TobyMac! Liz, you know who's at church and watches us sometimes, she has TobyMac, but only the "du nu nun nu nu..song"
          You mean 'Tonight'? ya, but I like "I wanna Mac, I need a Mac Daddy" song best.
          What's your favorite bedtime song? the Lord one, you know, I praise the Lord song. Can you 'member that one? and 'Honor Your Father and Your Muber' and "I hear the rolling thunder..." {He's trying to recall "How Great Thou Art" and tells me he likes that one because I sing it to him}
          Who is your best friend? Alyssa, and Jeremiah
          What's your favorite food? Chicken nuggets, fries, and ranch!
          Who is the coolest person on Earth? daddy! and baby Isaiah {he kisses my tummy again!}
          Can you count to 10? one, two, free, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!
          How high can you count? {he counts from 1-28 skipping only 16 and 20}
          Who is your favorite Bible character we have learned about this year? Abraham, because Sarah laughed!
          Why did she laugh? Because her was too old to have a baby, but her did have a baby! I like that story! and I like Power Ranger stories...only I can do Power Ranger stories, Gama can do Farrah stories. {He begins to tell me a Power Ranger story and what color P.R. each person in the family was. And Farrah is a character my mom made up and they make up stories about her all the time!}
          Where's your favorite place to spend the night? camping out - at church camp!

          Noah is 4 years and 5 months old. He is such a big kid!! He will start a Pre-K program in September and we have been doing a very relaxed version of what I call "homeschool preschool" a few days a week. He is so smart and already knows so much! He is memorizing verses each week to go along with a letter of the alphabet..this past week we have been on G "God is Love" 1 John 4:8.

          He has been so excited about starting T-Ball this year and when we got dressed yesterday to head to practice, he asked if his cleats were the new ones that would make him run faster. I said "Sure!" and he said, "Thank you so much mommy for buying these for me!" He apparently didn't realize that they were the same ones he had played soccer in! When we got to the field he told Jamie and I that he wasn't gonna give up this year! He wasn't gonna cry, he was gonna keep trying!!

          He is the sweetest, most sensitive little guy. He gets his feelings hurt very easily. He loves to ask about Isaiah and kiss my tummy and hug me and tell me he loves me about 1000 times a day. He will always give sugars to the whole family before we leave. He loves his brother, even though he gets annoyed with him a lot!

          He is a great helper!! It might take him a little while - both boys have learned "I'll be there in a minute"- but once he gets focused he can get a lot done! He is very organized!! Part of cleaning up his cars always involves putting them into 2 boxes - one box is the one he likes and the other box is ones his brother can play with!

          He has an amazing memory - especially for stories, songs, and action figures. He is great at explaining things to Jonah and loves to be "in charge" of his "bruber" He is a non stop talker and loves to be silly. He really likes to make people laugh!

          I love my big kid!



                    Noahisms   

          Noah says and does so many adorable/funny/crazy things right now, and I know I'll never be able to remember it all. Yesterday, while playing with Jonah, Noah got upset that Jonah had taken one toy that he must have really wanted to play with (even though he had like 40 other little characters on the table already) I said, "Noah, at least it's keeping your brother happy!" Noah said, "Yeah, but when will I be happy?" Oh brother! 

          Noah will randomly burst into song..which isn't new, but at least now he mostly knows the right words to the songs and I can usually figure out what he's singing! Typically right now it's TobyMac, PowerRangers, or a Christmas song :) he loves to sing Jingle Bells!

          He knows almost all of his alphabet by sight - He will be in preschool next year as his birthday falls after the date for kindergarten sign ups. 

          He still loves playing with cars, action figures, and is currently loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! He also knows several older shows, thanks to his PaPa! This video shows him talking about "Marshall Dillon!"






          Noah played soccer this fall for the Greenwood Boys and Girls Club. His team was coached by his daddy and they were the Bulldogs! He loved being with his new friends, Landon, Jaron, Gage and Trinity - but when it came to actually playing the game he really wasn't into it that much. Alone, he does great, but when the other kids steal the ball away from him, he just kinda shuts down and gets upset.. he spent a lot of time crying on the field, or sitting in my lap crying! He decided that he didn't want to do basketball yet, but wants to do T-ball again in the spring!


          Noah LOVES TobyMac right now! For an early birthday present, Gama took him to see his first concert: TobyMac and Jamie Grace! He knows all of the songs on the Eye On It cd and loved singing along. He even got VIP backstage passes (thanks to my boss, Dr. Jennings!!) and got to attend a Q&A session with Toby!! When he got home late that night, he was so excited and kept saying that it was sooooo loud!!!


          Noah is in love with his cousins, Taylor and Tinley! They are 7 months old now, and he loves to hold them, feed them, entertain them...he loves it when we go to Aunt CC's house and we say that he's in charge! We will watch him from the kitchen and listen to him sing to the girls and play with them. He loves to say "who's gotcha? Noah does!" A few days ago he even made up his own little game to play with them about a little sharkie coming to get them! LOL! I got it on video and Carah and I just cracked up!! He is so sweet with the girls and you can tell he just truly loves them so much! It has made him very excited about the prospect of having a sister!! He says all the time that he loves the baby, and if he's in trouble he tries to change the subject by saying "good baby!" and patting my tummy!!


          Noah turned 4 years old on October 21 this year. He wanted a Samurai Power Ranger party! We had a lot of fun with all of his friends and family. We celebrated at Nana and Papa's house and the yellow Power Ranger, Emily - Noah's Favorite!! - showed up! Noah knew almost immediately that it was his aunt Jenny and when I asked him how he knew? "I knew by her words." Such a smart kid! Of course, knowing that it was her didn't stop him from getting a little shy/nervous and needing to hide behind me! The picture above really shows his sensitive side...I wiped some icing on my sister during a picture, so of course she retaliated, but with BLUE icing! Noah thought she was hurting me or something and came running up to me crying and trying to make sure I was okay! He has such a tender heart!

          1. Noah at church with his new tie on..he was so proud! 2. Noah at a birthday party for our neighbor Jackson...he had to have a picture with the Madagascar afro! 3. Noah getting his teeth cleaned by Kristi at UAFS 4. Noah hamming it up in the dressing room at Old Navy


                    Apple ist und bleibt wertvollstes Unternehmen der Welt   

          Apple ist vom Börsenwert gesehen wertvoller als Alphabet und Microsoft. In der Liste von Price Waterhouse Coopers sind 100 Unternehmen aus aller Welt, wobei aus den USA 55 Stück kommen und aus China elf Firmen. Aus Deutschland sind nur noch vier Konzerne in den Top 100.

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                    Jawatan Kosong di Google Malaysia (KL) - 30 June 2017   
          Jawatan Kosong 2017 di Google Malaysia (KL) | Permohonan adalah dipelawa daripada Warganegara Malaysia yang berkelayakan dan berumur tidak kurang dari 18 tahun pada tarikh tutup iklan ditawarkan untuk memohon jawatan kosong di Google Malaysia (KL)

          Jawatan Kosong 2017 di Google Malaysia (KL) www.banyakjawatan.my


          Company Overview


          Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex.

          In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet. Google, Alphabet's leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai became CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page, who became CEO of Alphabet.


          Positions:

          1. Industry Manager, Malaysia

          2. Google Marketing Solutions Sales Coach (Vietnamese Speaking ...

          3. Advertising Sales Industry Manager, Waze

          4. Head of Industry, Malaysia

          5. Video and Media Sales Lead, Malaysia and Vietname


          Close date : 30 June 2017


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                    Crain's publishes venture-capital and private-equity firms directories   
          The alphabetical directories combined contain 68 firms with offices in the seven-county greater Chicago area.
                    [$$] Watch Out, Intel! New Chip Insurgents Are Gaining Ground   
          Today’s general-purpose computer chips are losing ground to domain-specific chips—customized parts dedicated to more specific tasks. The implications for Intel (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA) and other established chip vendors are stark. Companies that were never involved in semiconductors, such as Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google, can become their own chip houses.
                    NFL Teams in Alphabetical Order   

          A very interesting fact is that, over 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, and the sales of antacids increase drastically the next day! Such is the impact of the NFL, which seems to be only getting bigger with every passing year.. As such, the total number of NFL teams is […]

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          HEBREW ALPHABET


          PANALANGIN NA GINAMIT NI HARING DAVID SA DIYOS, ORATION NA MAGAGAMIT SA PANGGAGAMOT AT PANGONTRA DIN SA BARIL ,MGA ILAN BESES KO NA RIN NAPASUBUKAN IPA BARIL AT TALAGANG MASASBI KO NA LUBOS ANG KAPANGYARIHAN NA IIDULOT NG MGA SALITANG ITO SUBALIT KAILNGAN PA NG PAGDEDEBOSYON UPANG MAPA ASER O MAPA ANDAR O MAPATAKBO ANG KAPANGYARIHAN NITO, NAGAGAMIT DIN ITO PODER AT BAKOD SA SARILI.

                    *NEW* A Little Quaker   
          I love Quaker style samplers, but have only dabbled in stitching them. I decided to ease into the style gently with this little slightly-Quaker sampler; a nod to the intricate without the investment. Super quick and easy to stitch up, whip into a pincushion or frame it as I did and hang on your wall. Purposely a little wonky, a little whimsical, a little Quaker.

          The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, was a dissenting Protestant group which started in England in the early part of the 17th century. Quaker beliefs about the spiritual equality of men and women led to advanced ideas about the importance of education for girls, as well as education for children from poor and enslaved families. The Quakers founded some of the first co-educational schools in England and America, with emphasis on providing a sound academic and religious education to all students.

          Early Quaker samplers were not distinguishable from those of the region in which they were created. By the beginning of the 19th century, however, a transformation had occurred. Samplers produced in Quaker schools on both continents adopted similar alphabets, motifs, and formats. Prominent was use of the Roman style alphabet, in both capital and small letters. Unique to Quaker samplers was the inclusion of bold and intricate medallions and half medallions, often lined up along the edge as a border. Widespread adoption of the same alphabets and motifs led to 19th century samplers that are easily recognizable as having been created under the instruction of a Quaker teacher or one trained in a Quaker school.

          Stitch Count: 101 x 93

          Model stitched with one thread over two
          on R&R Reproductions’ 32 count Stars Hollow

          Classic Colorworks:
          Cinnamon Toast, Hazelnut

          The Gentle Art:
          Green With Envy, Brethren Blue, Caramel Corn, Endive, Ruby Slipper

          Weeks Dye Works:
          Havana, Palomino

          Conversion to DMC included inside.

          The frame was found at a thrift store.

          This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will soon be in the hands of my distributors and the shops on my auto ship list. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email: beth@heartstringsamplery.com
                    *NEW* Once Upon a Summer   
          I have long wanted to try my hand at making a basic huswife to better transport my thread and scissors when taking my stitching away from home.

          From there, it was just a matter of calculating stitch area and then filling the alotted area with happy growing things, a tiny house, an alphabet, and some little creatures. Once Upon a Summer just seemed like the right name for it. I don’t know about you, but I plan on putting this huswife to good use.

          I don’t know exactly how they came to be called huswifes, but there are documents labeling them such that date back as early as the middle of the 18th century. During the American Civil War, they were often sent off with soldiers containing essential sewing implements so that they could maintain their wardrobe.

          "I suppose you all know what a housewife is? It is a long piece of cloth with a number of small pockets sewed along one side, and made to fold up like a pocket-book, having separate places for buttons, thread, needles, pins, &c., such as some of you may have seen your mothers or grandmothers use." - The Reformed Presbyterian magazine. September. 1, 1864.

          This design was originally released exclusively through the Dyeing to Stitch Ladies' Prim Society club, but is now available for everyone.


          Stitch Count: 247 x 71

          Model stitched with one thread over two
          on R&R Reproductions’ 35ct. Heartstring Blend

          Classic Colorworks:
          Hazelnut, Poblano Pepper, Tennessee Red Clay

          The Gentle Art:
          Piney Woods, Pecan Pie, Ruby Slipper

          Weeks Dye Works:
          Dirt Road, Oscar, Whiskey

          Recommended Additional Materials:
          3 fat quarters of different co-ordinating cotton fabrics
          2 feet of ½” Hug Snug Seam Binding “Havana”



          This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will soon be in the hands of my distributors and the shops on my auto ship list. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email: beth@heartstringsamplery.com
                    Nashville Needlework Market 2017   
          Bear with me, because this is going to be a long post...

          Getting ready for Market this year was a bit more of a thriller. I decided to take two more new designs than I've taken in the past, and failed to calculate for just how much more work it would entail to be ready on time. I folded and stuffed more charts in a short period of time than I've ever done and my poor hands were full of paper cuts. It was right down to the wire, touch and go, I-don't-know-if-I'm-going-to-finish-in-time right up until my shipping deadline to get things there. I don't have the luxury of being able to load everything into my car to drive to Nashville. I live too far away, so every last item has to be mailed.

          I am so thankful and blessed to have a faithful helper that lives not too far south of Nashville that receives packages for me and brings them to the hotel. She has also been known to store props and sundries all year long in her closet so I don't have to keep shipping them back and forth.
          The travel day always arrives sooner than expected and off I go, ready or not! I inevitably sit on the plane for the hours of travel trying to sit still and relax when my brain is ready for the next step... setting up my exhibit room.

          Friday morning dawned bright and clear, with not enough sleep, and with really bad hotel coffee (waiting on my coffee brewer to arrive with Donna!), but with my customary breakfast of champions, which does not alter one bit every morning in Nashville. Want to see?
          Melon, cottage cheese, potatoes, and a big pile of bacon. Every. Single. Morning. Seriously... I have dreams about this breakfast all year long. I burn so many calories while on this trip that I have absolutely no guilt about starting my day with that much grease. It's just SO irresistible.
          I like that I get the same room every year now. It feels a little more like home when the view is the same and the furniture is the same and even the hideous hotel art is the same.

          This year I had a banner made by a local company and I felt like such a grown-up hanging it out on the railing outside my room like all of the other designers and vendors (can you see it? Middle top of the photo). This Market experience is truly like none other I've ever encountered. At what other time could there be such a great pop-up mall of needlework supplies? That's the only way I can possibly explain it to those in my circle of friends that don't understand this needlework tribe of ours. A big, beautiful pop-up needlework mall.
          Thursday evening I did my errand running, so Friday was spent fussing and arranging and making my room as pretty as possible. I even shopped from pictures of Donna's house for props. I was pretty pleased with how much better my things looked this year. Now for a little tour. First up, the front window...
          The view out my front door, with door sign...
          And this is the back room where all the charts are laid out in preparation for shoppers.  Just about every surface is used and I arrange them alphabetically to help with flow when the busy times come.
          And last, but not least, my display area... I added little glowing candles this year and it made the room look so much more homey.
          I didn't go into Nashville this year, like I did last year, so Friday night I got out into the hallways to do a little Early Bird shopping of my own. It was my only chance to get out of my room for any duration of time during open hours all weekend, and I kept forgetting to take pictures, so the following snaps are only a small representation of the beautiful things that were there to behold.
          Some antiques for sale, always so tempting...
           The Gentle Art's gorgeous color palette...
           Some beautiful things by GiGi Ries...
           Stitch Dots...
           Summer House Stitche Workes...
           Kathy Barrick...
           The Primitive Hare...
          Niky's Creations...
           Cabranmary Woods...
          At the end of the weekend, after the busy, busy selling day on Saturday, I was able to sneak out one at a time to see a few of my 6th floor neighbors on Sunday afternoon. Some of my own personal favorites are just rooms away, and I love to pop in and visit when I can during Market.

          The Scarlett House...
          With Thy Needle & Thread...
          Lone Elm Lane...
           Blackbird Designs...
          Black Branch Needlework...
          Saturday at Market is the BIG day. Fueled by the breakfast of champions, my own favorite coffee brought from home, a love note snuck into my suitcase from my littlest sweetheart, a hug and a prayer from Donna, a whole lot of adrenaline, and wearing my new "Floss Boss" pin (purchased from Red Gate Stitchery) I opened my doors at the allotted time.

          The line for Brenda Gervais' With Thy Needle and Thread was super long, stretching past my door and around the corner. I cheered them all on, gave them tea bags and had Donna stand in line for them so they could come in and shop while they waited.
          It was an amazing, wonderful, exhausting day. I sold out of my Coffee Quaker charts by 11am, and had to take orders the rest of the weekend. Everyone was very gracious, but wowza! you all knocked my socks off with your exuberant welcome of this design! I have never even come close to selling out of a new design before (maybe I bring too many, but I always want everyone to get as many as they would like), so this was an unexpected delight.

          Saturday night is usually pizza order-in night in someone's room, and I was still too wired to settle down right away, but eventually I collapsed into bed for a few hours of sleep.

          Sunday is always a mellow day, without the frenzied pace of day one. Shoppers are more likely to be helpers that have some free time, or shop owners coming by to pick up pre-orders. I don't have a helper that day, so I try to sit and stitch and be available to visit with whomever wants to stop in. Midway through the day, my Farmboy started texting me asking if I'd had anything decent to eat (knowing that I was stuck in my room). He wasn't satisfied with my Cliff Bar and cheese sticks, so he called in a surprise order from room service, all the way from Oregon. The cute girl who brought it to my room had the biggest grin on her face as she stuck her head around the corner. By this time I knew that something was up, but it was still such a sweet gesture and made my afternoon. Want to see what he ordered for me? 
          Yes indeed, it is what you think it is... french fries, a scoop of ice cream, and a super dark chocolate cake with cherry sauce. Oh man... that guy takes such good care of me.

          On Sunday night, a small group of us tired people went out to a local place for some of the best food we've ever been able to find in the area. My burger and sweet potato fries were amazing! They were having trivia night, so we decided to give it a go, under the title "Team X" (I know... perfect, right? I'm pretty sure it was Alma that came up with that title). We nailed it the first round, and bombed it the second round, at which point we decided to call it a night. 
          I am constantly surprised, amazed, and delighted to have been welcomed into this family, my Tribe. My Cross Stitch Nation. Team X. Thank you to everyone that plays a role in this industry that I've grown to love; the stitchers, the shop owners, the designers and purveyors of goods... I can't imagine my life without you all.
          And if any one of you ever crosses paths with my dear friend Donna, give her a big hug and a giant THANK YOU, because I don't know if I'd be able to do this every year without her help.
          My trip home was an all-day affair, including a brief layover in the nation's capitol, where I had never been (I know... Tennessee to Oregon by way of DC doesn't make much sense to me either). I just happened to choose the correct side of the airplane to sit on and was treated to a view that I never imagined I would be seeing that day or any day for that matter.
          I woke up my first morning home, utterly wiped out in a way I haven't felt in a few years. I took three naps that day and felt even worse the next day. So a call was put in to my Naturopath who confirmed that I needed to start taking my supplements again, from my days of battling Adrenal Fatigue. It turns out that this is a condition that I may never fully beat. But knowing what was wrong with me this time around was more helpful than I can say, and even though I feared it would be a long time until I started to feel normal again, it really wasn't much more than a few weeks. As I type this, it is two months later and I am almost back to 100%, which is better than I had hoped for. The first month after returning from Market was a steady and constant stream of orders and re-orders for that silly Coffee Quaker, which was wonderful and tiring at the same time. Just when I thought I was done for a few days, another batch of requests would come in. I am so thankful for you all and your continued support of my endeavors. Have I said "thank you" enough times yet?

          And I have no regrets, I would go back and do it all over again, every single bit of it. I love this wonderful job of mine. I'm afraid you might be stuck with me for quite a long time yet.


                    Lucid Samples Hardcore Voices Invasion WAV   
          Lucid Samples Hardcore Voices Invasion WAV
          Lucid Samples Hardcore Voices Invasion WAV | 376 Mb


          You will find here words, phrases, loops, diabolical voices, screams, letters of the alphabet and numerals uttered in different voices. Each of the vocal tracks went through a painstaking process of preparation and perfecting, so that it sounds as intense and heavy as possible.
                    Rent 20th Anniversary Tour   
          The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical is coming to San Diego In 1993 the musical RENT premiered Off Broadway. The show was written by the late Jonathan Larson and is about a group of young struggling artists living in the East Village neighborhood of Alphabet City during the height of the AIDS crisis. […]
                    Comment on Free Kindle Book of the Week: Challenger RPG a Free Roleplaying Game by davidldostaler   
          Dear Mr. PJ Stoneson, I'm the author of Challenger RPG. I really appreciate your taking the time to post this article about my game! If you do end up having the time to test it out, I'd very much like to hear what you think of it. It's only because of the invaluable advice of countless great people such as yourself that Challenger is what it is today. I know it's not done yet, but I'm willing to put in whatever work, time, and editing is necessary to bring it up to your high quality standards. I'm not one of those crazy authors who are unwilling to hear anything bad said about their designs, or who is unwilling to change it. Because of reader and playtester feedback there are new weapon damage rules, new equipment tables, alphabetized sections, clearer power rules, a TOC, and more. It's all thanks to everyone who helped me out. As the author, I'm sometimes too close to my work to see the flaws in it. If you have any tips/advice whatsoever it would be much appreciated. I understand if you're too busy, I myself have been working overtime lately and it's tough to fit extra things into a busy schedule. All of my contact info is on my website: www.challengerrpg.com and I'd love to hear from you if you have the time. Thanks so much for the feedback, and taking the time to write about my book. I really appreciate it, and I hope it proves interesting and useful to you in some way. Best Regards, --David L. Dostaler Author, Challenger RPG (free)
                        
          Judul : Visual Basic Profesional Feature Book I Fotocopy Harga : Rp. 65.000,- Berat : 642 gr Kondisi : Bekas, Sesuai Gambar Sinopsis : The Custom Control Reference provides an alphabetic reference for each of the custom controls in the Microsoft Visual Basic programming system. Most of the custom controls can also be used in the Microsoft Visual C++ programming system. Each custom control is documented in its own section,providing inforation for all the custom properties,events,functions and error messages for that control. Segera Pesan Sebelum Kehabisan,Anda bisa berhemat biaya kirim dengan membeli beberapa buku sekaligus, cek buku kami lainnya di www.condetshop.com WA untuk konfirmasi O82122577997, Line : @wyv7563j (pake @) Reseller & Dropshipper Are Very Welcome #buku #medan #islam #bukuislam #tokobukuonline #bukuberkualitas #jualonline #reseller #resellerwelcome #indonesia #jakarta #bandung #olshop #olshopmurah #olshopindo #bali #malang #surabaya #olshopmurah #onlineshop #onlineshopindo #onlineshopindonesia #jualankaka #jualanku #jualansist #jualanmurah #jualanbro #jogja #jualanbaju
                        
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                    50位:GARDEN FAIRY ALPHABET COLORING BOOK   
          著者名:DARCY MAY/発売日:1996年/712円(税込)/送料無料
                    Ang Aking Davao Chirstmas!   
          Naging masaya at makabuluhan ang naging dalaw ko sa Davao. Sinundo kami ni Mama Maggie at Uncle Dionie sa airport(December 15). Pasado alas-8 na nang makarating kami sa bahay nila Doidoi.

          Kinabukasan(December 16), ipinasyal ako ni Doidoi sa Tagum City.

          Nagsimba kami sa bago nilang church kung san makikita ang pinakamalaking rosary sa Asya.

          Sa Library cemetery. Inayos ng mayor nila ang dating sementeryo at saka inarrage alphabetically.

          Nakita ko rin ang mga trycicle na ito. Mini-jeepney ang itsura.

          Nilibot namin ang mga G-malls tsaka kami nagpunta sa Miko’s Brew kung saan namin mineet si Lani ang bestfren nya. Dito ang tambayan ni Doidoi.

          Tinungo namin ang mga bbq food stalls at saka dun kami nagdinner. Masaya ang night life sa Tagum City, halos gabi-gabi ay may palabas sa plasa. At taliwas sa pagkakaalam ko na nakakatakot ang Davao, napakaayos nito at napakasafe. Merong DDS(Double Death Squad) na siyang tumitegibum sa mga taong masasama ang budhi kaya kung alam mong matino ka, wala kang dapat ikatakot at ipangamba. Iwasan mo lang na may kamukha kasi baka mapagkamalan kang adik o magnanakaw. Patay!

          December 17, nagvideo oki kami maghapon habang kumakain ng matamis na pomelo tsaka nagtungo sa plasa para maglibot. Isinasara ang isang street para sa ukayan at iba’t ibang street food. Pagkatapos ay nagtungo kami sa amphitheater at saka nanuod ng hip-hop compitetion.

          December 18, umuulan ang araw na yaon, naisipan naming magbeach sa Umandac Beach Resort, Compostela Valley. 30-minute drive mula sa bahay nila Doidoi. Ang beach na ito ay mukhang pool overlooking Kupyat Island. Mbilis lang kami dun dahil kailangang ihatid si Mama Maggie sa Chistmas party nila. Puno ng putik ang sasakyan kaya nahuli rin kami sa pagtakas na yun. Kumain kami ng dinner sa golden palace hotel sa kanilang eat all you can sa halagang 99 pesos.

          December 19 – 20, nagpunta kami sa Paradise Island Beach Resort sa Samal Island, Davao del Norte. Sumakay kami sa charter boat para makarating dun sa resort overlooking Mt. Apo. Pag uwi naming ay sumakay kami sa bus kung san ang mga kondoctor/ kondoctora ay mga babae. Nagtaka ako ngunit sabi ni Doidoi ay ganun daw talga dun.

          December 21, nagpunta kami sa Via Ame Resto Bar/Comedy Bar kung san mineet namin ang step brother ni Doidoi.

          December 22, Field Trip Day! Tinungo namin ang:

          Crocodile Park

          Visayan Village

          Davao Butterfly Park

          Davao People’s Park

          December 23, nagpunta kami sa Davao City, Davao del Sur. Ipinasyal ako sa mga naglalakihang malls ng Davao ni Doidoi. Ang Victoria Shopping Mall, G-Mall at SM City Davao. Namili kami ng mga gifts para gift giving sa Noche Buena. Pagkatapos ay tinungo naming ang Aldevinco Shoppers Center, ang lugar kung san namimili ng mga pasalubong galing Davao.

          December 24, bumili kami ng durian at marang, kinagabihan, nagpunta kami sa plasa upang bumili ng mga paputok, may magaganda, makukulay at mabibilog na upuan dun kaya nagpicture-picture muna kami. Naging masaya naman ang pagdiriwang namin na pinasigla ng gift giving.

          December 25, maaga naming tinungo ang airport, nagging maayos naman ang byahe ko at sinundo ako ni Wacky sa Manila at hinatid sa terminal pauwing Baguio. Samalat Mama Maggie, Papa Dionnie, mga kaibigan ni Doidoi lalo na si Lani at Zang at higit sa lahat salamat Doidoi. - End


          Visit: http://www.dailandyui.multiply.com for more photos.


                    Artist Releases New Book to Help Children Learn Alphabet through Drawings   

          Young children learn the alphabet in a fun way with help from this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

          (PRWeb June 22, 2015)

          Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12802333.htm


                    دانلود AlphaBetty Saga 1.16.1 بازی حماسه آلفا و بتی اندروید   
          AlphaBetty Saga یک بازی پازلی از استودیوی بازیسازی مطرح King می باشد که سازنده بازیهای معروفی مانند Farm Heroes Saga و Candy Crush Saga می باشد که در مارکت اندروید بصورت رایگان منتشر شده است. شما باید به همراه پروفسور آلفا و بتی و دوست وفادارش بارنی به جمع آوری کلمات بپردازید و دایره المعارف را کامل کنید و برای انجام ماموریت خود باید به سرزمین های عجیب و غریب سفر کنید و در بیش از 100 مرحله به جستجو بپردازید و کلمات جدید را پیدا کنید و پازل را حل کنید و بدین ترتیب امتیاز کسب کنید. شما باید در طول سفر خود کارکترهای خاصی را که به شما کمک می کنند را جمع آوری کنید و مراقب تله موش و غیره می گذارند باشید. شما می توانید با دوستان خود به رقابت بپردازید و ببینید چه کسی بالاترین امتیاز را به دست آورده است.
                    I'm just a newbie.   
          My name is Tiffany. I have 2 kids. Tiernan is 2 1/2 and he never stops. He's very energetic and already knows his numbers, colors & half of the alphabet. Ava is turning 1 in a couple of weeks. She's very independent and can't stand being in one place too long. I'm very laid back and I love watching movies, sewing, learning to crochet and working on my art. I'm also a part-time WAHM. I run a cloth diaper store online. I'm glad to have found this group to find other moms to talk to. I don't get...
                    Sachem Howl   
          First page of the transcript.
           We've blogged before about our amazing first City Lights edition of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, published in 1956, as well as the unique mimeograph of the poem that Ginsberg sent to the poet Richard Eberhart, complete with manuscript corrections in Ginsberg's own hand. Recently, while answering a reference question about the Sachem Oration, we discovered a Dartmouth alum's homage to Ginsberg's groundbreaking work. Previously, many speakers had delivered their traditionally humorous oration in a false old-timey accent meant to harken back to Eleazar Wheelock and the foundation of the college. H. Dutton Foster, member of the class of 1961 and the chosen Sachem Orator for his cohort, decided instead to take a more modern approach to the honor.

          Second page of the transcript."I saw the second-best minds of my generation filed alphabetically in Parkhurst Hall," the speech begins, "Leaving their owners empty-headed, facing alone the dreadful I.B.M., / My brothers of sixty-one, Campion-clad, waiting for the sheepskin key to the magic forest of crisp green dollar bills, / Who trundled into Hanover, four years ago, from America's highschools and prepschools [sic] and  reform schools." Foster continues with such choice lines as, "I'm with you, sixty-one, / taking a Herb West course, and telling him that your mother wants you to get an A," or "I'm with you at Dick's House, / putting the thermometer under your armpit because you have an hour exam coming up." In conclusion, Foster says, "Goodbye, Dartmouth! It wasn't as bad as I make it look: we love you, even if we are critical! It's your own fault for lighting candles in our minds!"

          To read the entire transcript of the 1961 Sachem Oration, or those from many other years, come to Rauner and ask for the "Sachem Oration 1947-1969" folder in Box 7443 from the Upper Class Deans Records (DA-673).

                    The Ecology of Magic   
          The Ecology of Magic is the abbreviated first chapter of David Abram's Spell of the Sensuous. Abram explores the intersection of phenomenology, synesthesia and linguistics to discover the magic of the alphabet, the sacred winds, and ultimately, the root of animism. Abram finds the locus of these superstitions not in an imagined metaphysical sphere, but rooted in our sensuous experience of the world around us. He attributes much of our cavalier attitude towards our environment to our separation from our own experience, and ultimately, our loss of magic. "The fate of the earth depends on a return to our senses."
                    catchin up   
          i have just been enjoying my fuckoff time, even though i am not fucking off as much as i would like to.

          School- slam dunk. A's in the CIS and Art History class. Passed math with a C. (sigh) I have to figure out how to make math interesting to me.

          Fambly- I am the proud owner of a new stepmother! Dad's wife #4 joined our family about three weeks ago. Dad's happy, so I guess that's what is important.

          Music- our Christmas benefit went really well. We presented a fairly large check to the local foodbank and a big can of food for them.

          Weather- (points at Portland and laughs, then apologizes). Currently about 15 inches of snow on our ground, but melting fast with a warmer wind and rain the last couple of days. More snow on the way. It's currently a balmy 48.3 degrees on our front porch.

          Goofin- New bottle of rapidograph ink on its way courtesy of my fabulous mom. And more drawing paper. And who knows what else.

          General wa-hoo- Since 5th grade, I have been in love with this book. After that many years of trying to hunt it down in stores, check it out at libraries (it's always out, and never coming back) I bought myself a copy for my birthday. I am jumping out of my skin waiting for it. I wish it was here RIGHT NOW!

          Holiday Lewt- new stepmom, Norman McClean's "Young Men and Fire". A Fidji's munchie setup, homemade coconut biscotti, inflatable toast, homemade fudge, various cards and letters, a day spent with just my smart half, an idea that struck like lightning, good friends, the news that one of my nutty aunts is doing okay with chemo for breast cancer, blue sky and fresh snow on christmas day, a cozy solstice with friends, two travelin coffee mugs, homemade zucchini, banana and pumpkin breads, some dollah bills... created another rabid Chris Cornell fan (now I have someone to squeal with).
                    Quarantäne   

          Autor: William Voltz



          Genre: Science Fiction



          Klappentext: 8 SF -Erzählungen: Quarantäne – die Story des Mannes, der über Nacht zum Telepathen wurde Die Unterdrückten – die Story eines hoffnungslosen Kampfes Vorurteile – die Story von der Roboterzivilisation Der Preis – die Story von den Planetenforschern Der Doppelgänger – die Story des Mannes, der doppelt existiert Der Spion – die Story von den Rebellen und dem Verräter Der Mann mit dem sechsten Sinn – die Story des Mannes, der eine schreckliche Gefahr vorausahnt Alphabet des Schreckens – die Story von den diebischen Gehirnen


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                    Large UC Curlz Embroidery Machine Applique Alphabet Font Set 5x7 2067 by kayelee   

          5.00 USD

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          Includes 26 Upper Case Letters

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          embroidered items. You may not share, sell, trade or give away the design.


                    “Purple Girl”   
          “Purple Girl”
          Copyright 2017 by Susan Brubaker Knapp


          I’m thrilled to announce that my latest work, “Purple Girl,” has been juried into the next Dinner @ Eight Artists’ exhibition, “Personal Iconography: Graffiti on Cloth.” The show will debut at International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall.

          The call for entries included these prompts:

          • An artistic expression based on personal style
          • An underlying social message
          • A story that is told through lines, shapes and imagery
          • A graphic landscape that conveys a story
          • A mark, an object, an idea
          It is 40" square, and is made from white fabric, acrylic textile paint, wool batting, cotton thread, and cotton backing fabric. Wholecloth painted and free-motion machine quilted.  

          Artist’s Statement: The purple girl I love is creative and complex: she composes music, creates her own alphabet and language, and writes novels. She sees sounds in color, and is an expert in monotremes. She dreams of swimming as a mermaid. 


          This piece is about my eldest daughter. The things in this piece represent her primary passions: language (English words and Arithian, the language/alphabet she created), music,  water and the creatures in it, monotremes (the platypus) – and her dream of swimming like a mermaid (the mermaids’ purses in the lower left). And the purple? It’s her favorite color.

          Note: “Mermaid’s purses” are skate egg sacks, sometimes found washed up on the beach. You can read more about them here: http://www.sanibelseaschool.org/experience-blog/2014/5/23/what-comes-out-of-those-mermaids-purses


          The thirty pieces in the exhibition are listed on the Dinner @ Eight Artists’ blog.



                    Records Specialist Temp - Independent Bank Corporation - Ionia, MI   
          SUMMARY: Reports to Record Retention Supervisor. Prepares, Scans and Indexes imaged loan files and maintenance documentation, files alphabetically and
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                    June 2017 (+ June Flights of Fantasy Linky)   
          I seriously can't believe that today is the last day of June! We're halfway through 2017 already, if you can believe it, and only have six months left until the start of another new year. It really is incredible how quickly time flies - especially when you're having fun. Hope you've had a good month!

          WHAT I DID
          The month began with a very welcome bang, as I had the opportunity to attend Book Expo America and BookCon this year! BEA was really fun, as it was way more relaxed than any time I've ever gone and I had the chance to hang out with one of my good friends, Kristin, for majority of the time. BookCon was a surprise, as it was also way more chill than I remember it being. I also got to attend some really cool publisher events - brunch with the NOVL, a party with Big Honcho Media, happy hour with Macmillan and a breakfast with Penguin Teen. All in all, it was a good year - for hanging out with friends and for books - and I hope I get to go again in the future. (P.S. I have vlogs for BEA Day One, BEA Day Two + Three, and BookCon!)

          I also got a chance to see Jennifer E. Smith, Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen at the launch party for Once and For All at Books of Wonder, head to the beach three times already (which is more than I've managed any other summer), saw two ballets by the American Ballet Theatre (Swan Lake and Onegin), had dinner with friends (lots of dinners on multiple occasions) and went to see Matthew Perry's show The End of Longing. Plus, I started writing fan fiction again... and fell into a fan fic creation hole so deep, I don't know if I'll ever get out (or want to). (If you're wondering, it's Naruto fan fiction, and I am enjoying myself tremendously).


          WHAT I READ
          Despite the fact that my fan fiction obsession has been rekindled, I managed to read a total of 13 books. I enjoyed the majority of what I read too. Here are my favorites for June!

          The Cruel Prince After I Do (reread) Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Year of YesThe Someday Suitcase

          WHAT I POSTED
          Personal | Dance! Dance! Dance!
          Reviews | An Unexpected FriendshipHow to Get the GuyThe Words for LoveApps & Attraction, Abbreviations #34I Want Your UglyA Call to CreativityWe'll Always Have Senior YearTransformation Begins with a Word
          Macky's Reviews | Sci-Fi LovingSci-Fi Loving, Part 2A Cold Coast Werewolf in Lyssia
          Features, Tours and Tags | Press Play: Once and For All Playlist#ChooseYou: A Little Relationship AdviceMabuhay! Of Food and FictionFOF Book Club: Patricia A. McKillip
          YouTube | Alexa's 2017 BEA/BookCon Haul, Macky's 2017 BEA/BookCon Haul, BEA Vlog Day One, BEA Vlog Day Two + Three, BookCon Vlog Day One + Two, What I Read #4, What I Read #5, What I Read #6, What Macky Read #1, What I Read #7, Summer 2017 TBR, Haul It Spring (2017)

          I only read two fantasy books this month - Alphabet of Thorn and The Cruel Prince - though I'm currently in the middle of another one too. (The Cruel Prince was fabulous, by the way, and ought to be added to your TBR if it isn't already on there!) Don't forget to link up to your recaps and reviews below! (And if you still want to sign up and join us, you can do that here.)


                    THE OLD PHILOSOPHER RETURNS, OR THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY APARTMENT.   
          When I was a boy, I lived in a tiny row house in the new development of Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, New York.  One day, my father and I rode by bus to the Jamaica Public Library where I checked out, on my father’s card, a fat, stubby book containing all four novels and fifty-six stories chronicling the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.  I was enthralled, and the next Christmas, my parents gave me my very own copy, which I read and re-read until the cover frayed.  I even joined an association of Sherlock Holmes fans called The Baker Street Irregulars and every three months received their journal, filled with faux scholarly articles about disputed minutiae of the life of the great detective.  Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Holmes stories, aspired to a more distinguished career than scribbler of lowbrow detective fiction, but the popularity of the stories trapped him.  Finally, in 1893, he could stand it no longer and contrived to kill off his hero in the famous Reichenbach Falls finale of The Final Problem.  Conan Doyle was rewarded nine years later with the coveted knighthood, becoming for all time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Like his musical contemporary, Arthur Sullivan, his aspiration to the higher reaches of art had been rewarded by a tap on the shoulder and elevation to the peerage.  But the Holmes fans, who were legion, would not leave poor Sir Arthur alone, and in 1903, with a contrivance that would make a modern soap opera writer blush, he brought Holmes back from the dead in The Adventure of the Empty House.

          I have been absent from these pages for only two weeks, not ten years, my time completely occupied by moving, if not to an empty house, at least to an empty apartment.  But the worst of the move is now behind me, thanks to the efforts of my son, Tobias, and my wife’s grandsons, Noah and Ezra, who gathered here two days ago to unpack my books and put them on the shelves in alphabetical order.  Although there are still many pictures to be hung [including one large canvas of abstract blue splotches which my wife and I agree looks better horizontal than the intended vertical], I am sufficiently settled in to return to my daily animadversions against the contemporary scene. 

          As I anticipated, the world took no notice of my absence.  The two most notable political developments in the interim were the regrettable loss of Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6thCongressional District and the apparent inability of the Senate Republicans to complete the medical evisceration of the poor.  The second, which gives us reason to hope, is far more important than the first, for all the attention the by-election received.  With the soupçonof Tiggrish optimism I have managed to recapture during my absence from blogging, I allow myself to adopt the happy view that this and other by-elections portend big losses for the Republicans in the 2016 Congressional elections.  If we can produce the same magnitude of shift from Republicans to Democrats in three dozen CDs around the country, we will put paid to Paul Ryan’s Ayn Randesque adolescent fantasies.

          Far more troubling is the increasing evidence of the profound mental instability of the President.  Rather than speculate on what the future holds, I will refer you to this recent analysis by my son, Tobias, who thinks more deeply and passionately about current political affairs than I can manage.

          To be brutally honest, I am deeply fearful that Trump will act impulsively and dangerously on the international scene, moved in his infantile narcissistic way by an imagined slight.  We must ask seriously whether the senior military would collectively refuse to obey an irrationally self-destructive order coming from the Oval Office.

          In His Last Bow, published on the eve of World War I, Holmes says to Watson, “There’s an east wind coming, Watson." Watson misinterprets the meaning of the words and says, "I think not, Holmes. It is very warm."
          "Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared."
          That was a simpler age, and neither Conan Doyle nor his readers could anticipate the horrors of Dachau and Buchenwald, of Dresden and Hiroshima and Nagasaki that lay not too far in the future.  Would that I could write with such sublime confidence of our own cold east wind.



                    Das sind die wertvollsten Unternehmen der Welt   
          Eine chinesische Firma mischt die US-dominierte Liste erstmals auf.
          Acht der zehn wertvollsten Unternehmen an den Weltbörsen kommen aus den USA. China ist mit zwei Unternehmen in den Top Ten vertreten, erhob das Beratungsunternehmen EY. Neu hinzugekommen sind der chinesische Online-Händler Alibaba (Rang 8) und der Internetkonzern Tencent (Platz 10). An der Spitze hat sich nichts geändert: Mit einem Börsenwert von 749 Mrd. Dollar (656 Mrd. Euro) ist Apple Nummer 1.

          Seit Jahresbeginn ist der Börsenwert des iPhone-Herstellers um ein Fünftel gestiegen. Hinter Apple folgen die Google-Mutter Alphabet (642 Mrd. Dollar), der Computerkonzern Microsoft (529 Mrd. Dollar), der Online-Händler Amazon (466 Mrd. Dollar) und Facebook (438 Mrd. Dollar).
                    Cows nostrils are blue: an essay on practice with comments on Barrett Watten’s Questions of Poetics   


          “Cows nostrils are blue,” the thought came out of nowhere or maybe from a typo while translating a discrete phrase in a line from the poetry of Roberto Echavarren. I claim authorship, however, and want to discuss both the language and the image conveyed by the language. The context is remarks made by Barrett Watten in his recent book, Questions of Poetics. Watten has divided the world of postmodern American poetry into two broad swathes. Poets have now become poet/critics, so the argument runs. Both of these conjoined identities have their origin in William Carlos Williams, specifically, the poetry/prose division or duality inscribed within the text of Spring and All. The poet/critic, it turns out, is a figure, circumscribed between a duality of lyric utterance that is largely subjective and an objective critical persona who performs the duty of declaring that the language and imagery of the poem have universal significance (although Williams’s prose deliberately undercuts poetic seriousness). The “turn toward language,” associated with the figures of Ron Silliman, Charles Bernstein, Carla Harryman, Lynn Hejinian, among others including Watten himself, is understood as transforming a precarious and untenable duality into an embrace of socially-conditioned textuality. One could say that the critical function, rather than being split off, has been absorbed within the empirical functioning of the poet. The “expanded field” of the title comes to be when the poet welds together essayistic critical thought with the bending of syntax at the lyrical level of versification. And that critical function is not always about language, although language is one aspect of the socially constructed world that engages the critical intelligence of the poet; however, rather than being only grammatical, the language also engages, is modified by and modifies, the perception of social reality, its economics and politics. Of course the turn toward language as grammar or etymology is also very present in the work of both Charles Olson and Robert Duncan. These poets may or may not have excavated a radical particularity that deconstructs implicit social facts. “Social facts” is a term I borrow from Berthold Brecht. So the turn toward language in Olson does not perhaps push very far into social implications although his work, Watten acknowledges, also sets the course for the emergence of the postmodern “poet/critic.”

          Let’s return to the image of “cows nostrils.” The object-image, does not share the same level or mode of objectivity, as a statement about rampant racism in the hiring practices of academia or about the homosocial milieu of much Black Mountain poetry (that is Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s position). But to the “cow,” I have reason to believe it is a porcelain animal with flared nostrils. Blue because of the glaze or alternatively blue, out there in the pasture where it grazes, blue because of a nasal drip. I imagine a fusty atmosphere whose bric-a-brac require dusting, or a pastoral scene where pollen dust excites allergies. Meaning, if there is any here, would seem to derive from opaque personal associations and fall into the category that Watten associates with the “autonomous monad of lyrical poetry” (103).  Reading requires “envisagement.” The promise of universal meaning has been cut off by severe opacity, lost, betrayed. The reader is unable to envisage meaning and so concocts an envisagement in a game effort to appreciate the image. The concept of envisagement is central to Ron Silliman’s “new sentence,” a sentence with unexpected torqueing of associations that impel the reader to envisage meaning because of an in-built thirst for coherence.[1] One might look at the phrase, “cows nostrils are blue,” as language instead of as an example of a concrete particular. The statement is a fully declarative utterance and also a universalizing utterance, admitting of no challenge to its truth. Perhaps the reader can ingest the declaration and respond with speech acts. The text remains amusingly opaque. A second way of mastering the challenge of the concrete particular, as Watten understands it, would be to ground the work within a social horizon. An example from Silliman’s “toner,” for instance, employs references to the Vietnam War and the Manson murders.
          Le Duc Tho. In memory’s slomo,
          bullshit monk flickers smoldering,
          and goes out.

          Up against the all in-inclusive
          Fate of what?
                                  Charlie Manson look-alike
          tried to thumb a ride.
          Gears mock
                                  industrial song
          the way fear makes a long night.[2]
          Here the referents exist in socio-historical space, not some imagist nirvana like my cow. Allusion instead of image is primary for establishing “radical” or analytical usage, and that usage is not necessarily objective, although it is tested for what might be called its truth value. Watten continues, “The monolog takes itself apart only to recombine again” (93). This auto-analysis constitutes the turn toward language. Note, however, that unfolding syntax of this order may be associated not only with language writing but also with the American and Latin forms of the Neo-baroque that are central to my current studies. The rhyme of ”gears” and “fears” used here by Silliman for an emphatic closure is not very different from  baroque ornamentation. Indeed my sample phrase can be understood as multiply complex too, a palimpsest of folded forms. A blue cow with blue nostrils is sacred to Krishna for instance. And then there is the folkloric “babe” the blue ox.

          The bifurcated allegiance of the expressivist poet who employs objective reference and thereby hopes to register personal affect or subjectivity, on the one hand, and the language poet, on the other hand, who turns to language in order to engage the social constructedness of the text is the subject of Chapter Six, “The Expanded Object in the Poetic Field.” This essay reads as a summative clarification of the rules of the game, hypothetically. The poet no longer suffers from the abyssal failure associated with the particular/universal divide. Watten’s text offers a hypothetical thought game. The example of Olson is used to examine a failure to incorporate truths of a social order; for instance, Olson’s method is said to ignore the relation of gender to production whereas language-centered work is produced in a diversely gendered working group. Social history is referenced in order to support claims of “radical immanence” on behalf of language-associated poets (213). The articulation of a very different “radical immanence,” grounded in the work of Giles Deleuze, is a central aim of my current studies. Olson’s engagement with gender, contra Watten, is the subject of the essay, “Olson and Subjectivity,” where I argue that deeply gendered perceptions of the role of his father and his mother and the loss of his wife, Bette, constitute an engagement with gender that is disturbing because of its effects in the social field of the family and the poem.[3]

          Olson’s stance is identified by Watten as one of “antidualist immanence” wherein the poet/critics internal splitting is not recognized by a poetics that claims to engage knowledge through poetic inquiry. The contrast to Olson’s projective method is a concept of “textuality” (214). Watten cites the homosociality” of Olson and his close followers and contrasts it with the multiple ways in which language writing engaged women as social equals within the working group, an oft commented difference.[4]What is the effect of this demographic divide on “textuality”? As an example of “textuality,” Peter Seaton’s “An Example from the Literature” is cited:
          There is no text and its pleasures devolve
          Upon this tristesse. There’s always a logic
          in which the security of the existence of the momentarily
          Unimaginable is ignored in the down to earth
          Construction of the perfect poem. (cited Watten 215)
          Indeed “desire” and “melancholy” are presented here as subjective and resistant to “textuality.” Gender itself is neither marked nor unmarked. In general female language poets address gender-based controversies factually. A delicious catalog of gendered perceptions is the subject of Lyn Hejinian and Carla Harryman’s  The Wide Road. One passage reads, “A milky blue steam rises to the surface of the sky. / Everything overlaps. All that is animate is abstract.”[5] Gender does inform perception. Always, but here the presentation of the image is highly opaque and the entailed commentary is gnomic and universal. The example presents both poles of the of the argument that Watten develops concerning the poet/critic in Questions of Poetics. The universalizing element is figured ironic.
            
          Watten’s perceptions will engage the reader who is familiar with the territory cited. They may serve as an introduction to the differences between the poetry of late modernism and the poetry associated with the “turn toward language” in the 70s. He tends to argue from a position that entertains hypothetical assertions whose truth value may be doubtful and which take convoluted, densely packed form. He cites multiple and redundant polarities in intriguing ways, productive for the reader of engaged reflection. Nothing he says can be dismissed as irrelevant to the history of language-centered writing and its potential future influence. The flux of the intellectual force may seem stunted because the negative pole to textuality, the pole associated with immanence, is a too strong attractor possessed of its own uncanny energy. In any case, references to “immanence,” in one form or another, are numerous. Indeterminacy of meaning, falling within different registers, remains a characteristic of both late modernism/postmodernism (the school of Olson) and the work associated with language writing. Abstractions found in the “language-identified” poetry cited in these paragraphs offer no particularly radical constructs…similarly so Olson’s concrete particulars, even Williams’s were no guarantor of coherence. Questions of Poetics nonetheless, offers an occasion for engaging different registers and overlays of the poetics of texturality.



          [1] See “The New Sentence” in The New Sentence (NY: Roof, 1985) 63-93.
          [2] Ron Silliman, The Alphabet (Alabama 2008) 486.
          [3] “Olson and Subjectivity: 'Projective Verse' and The Uncertainties of Sex.” Olson Now: Documents. Electronic Poetry Center. SUNY BuffaloDec. 8, 2005.http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/olson/blog/. A revised version appears in Olson's Prose, Gary Grieve-Carlson editor (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007) 47-61.
          [4] Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Purple Passages (Iowa City : Iowa 2012) 129 and 215n14 where my “Olson and Subjectivity” is discussed.
          [5] NY: Belladonna, 2011

                    [alphabet @ alphabet] Netzneutralitätsbericht 2017 der RTR   

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                    Fin24.com | Google owner warns record EU fine to cut profit by $2.7bn   
          Alphabet, Google's parent company, has warned that the European Commission’s recent antitrust fine will reduce second-quarter profit by about $2.74bn.
                    Working Women All Through History: Blacksmiths, Silversmiths, Nail Makers   

          If you thought that "Kate the Blacksmith" was an anachronism in A Knight's Tale... she wasn't. (Well except for her dialect... and maybe her attitude...)  Despite the feminist mythology, women have engaged, openly and profitably, in almost every occupation in every era in the western, Christian world.

          In the 14th Century Holkham Bible, this illustration shows a woman blacksmith forging a nail. Note the assumption in the caption, written by a modern author, that she is "the Blacksmith's wife".  Maybe she was and maybe she wasn't... what the factual record shows is a woman working at a forge with hammer and tongs.



          In the brief article "Blacksmithing of the 18th Century", the author notes that the demand for nails was huge, and making them was a common sideline for people, including women - even those women who were not full-fledged master smiths.

          The Bodleian Library blog has an interesting article about "Lizzie Bennett, Blacksmith":
          " An account of blacksmithing work done in December 1708 by Eliz[abeth] Bennett at Blenheim ‘Castle’, her job included making 32 dozen holdfasts for the joiners (at 2 shillings a dozen), making new handles for three saws, mending a pump in the meadows, and making wedges and clouts (patches or plates) used in the stairs. But in addition to making items for a fixed price, she also charged for work by the pound weight. Twenty five pounds of iron works for a grindstone at 4 pence a pound earned her 8s 4d (100 pence total) and 31 pounds of wedges and clouts, also at 4 pence a pound, made her 10s 4d.The total for what would have been several days or weeks of highly skilled work? 4 pounds, 17 shillings, 2 pence. Not bad at all if you compare it to a female servant’s income at about that time – maidservant Sarah Sherin made £4 a year in 1717, while in the farming world, a female labourer called Goody Currell was paid 4 pence a day at an Oxfordshire farm in 1759, fifty years later."
          An article from the Colonial Williamsburg journal:
          "The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths in London lists sixty-five "brethren" and two "sistren" in its 1434 charter."
          "A 1770 publication called The Tradesman's True Guide or a Universal Directory for the Towns of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsal, Dudley and the manufacturing village in the neighborhood of Birmingham carries exhaustive lists of tradesmen and -women alphabetically by name and by trade. There are women listed in every trade from butcher to wire drawer."
          "Only recently did a Colonial Williamsburg interpreter look closely at a nineteenth-century print that had been hanging on the wall at the Geddy House for years: a portion of Ben Franklin's Poor Richard Illustrated features a country blacksmith shop where four men are working, and in the right-hand corner, a woman hammers at an anvil rather inconspicuously. A 1505 Polish print is centered on a lovely woman at a spindle, but a careful inspection of the background shows a woman making a shoe on her knee."
          The article notes the big error in modern & postmodern Feminist History: the idea that women "weren't allowed to work" doesn't hold up to scrutiny:
          "What is more compelling is the lack of documentation that women were not allowed to work. Although religious practices and social norms might have restricted certain activities in some parts of the world, there were no laws prohibiting women from working a trade.
          "Yet sometimes scholars and guests have a hard time accepting the notion that women did just that. Schumann says that "the greatest obstacle for the visitor is in accepting Rind as an eighteenth-century woman, and not a 'born-before-her-time' women's libber."
          As I point out when demonstrating Letterpress Printing, an ordinary occupation of women since Gutenberg's time, women have always worked for pay - they had to make a living, then as now. This author agrees:
          ".... no matter what century it is, women have always done what is necessary to provide for themselves and their families."
                    Ward’s 10 Best Interiors released, Asian automakers take 7 of 10 spots   
          Filed under: Acura , Cadillac , Chevrolet , Hyundai , Kia , Lexus , Mazda , Nissan , Toyota , Design/Style , Ram Step inside just about any new car these days and you'll quickly see that vehicle interiors have become a pretty nice place to spend some time in. For the third consecutive year, WardsAuto sat in each and every new vehicle that had received redesigned or updated interiors, and it has now named its 10 Best Interiors. Judges look at everything from design and fit-and-finish to comfort, safety and technology. Some of the standout selections include budget cars like the Chevrolet Spark and Kia Forte all the way up to more expensive sedans like the $60,000+ Cadillac XTS and Lexus GS450h . An interesting note here is that WardsAuto praises Cadillac for its CUE infotainment system while Consumer Reports generally lambasts the system. Asian automakers definitely won the contest for nicest interiors as the list is comprised of five Japanese automakers and two South Korean, with Toyota and General Motors in a dead heat with the most number of cars on the list with two each. Scroll down for the full list (in alphabetical order) and press release from WardsAuto for its 10 Best Interiors of 2013. Continue reading Ward's 10 Best Interiors released, Asian automakers take 7 of 10 spots Ward's 10 Best Interiors released, Asian automakers take 7 of 10 spots originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
                    Meaning of the Irish name Dallan is blind   

          Meaning of the Irish name Dallan is blind

          Dallan name means blind Local Origin of Name: Irish From the name Dallan Dallan is first and last name Meaning: Blind or Dalla's place Emotional Spectrum • A human dynamo of emotions! Personal Integrity • Friends know Dallan as a trusted acquaintance. Personality • Laugh and the world laughs with you. Relationships • While crowds are fun, he needs his alone time. Travel & Leisure • Vacations are a time of special excitement for Dallan. Career & Money • Career choices are easy with Dallan. Life's Opportunities • Early childhood opportunities in education will benefit him. " Recipe for having beautiful children, be a beautiful parent! " Created By Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Majed Name means glorious or noble in Arabic   

          Majed Name means glorious or noble in Arabic

          Local Origin of Name: Arabic From the name Majed Meaning: Glorious , Noble Emotional Spectrum • Must guard against infatuation that is not love. Personal Integrity • His integrity is his most precious possession. Personality • Keep smiling, it makes everyone wonder what you've been up to. Relationships • Not many people are as giving as Majed. Travel & Leisure • Born to travel! Career & Money • A career in teaching would suit Majed. Life's Opportunities • He must guard against deals that appear too-good-to-be-true Majed's Lucky Numbers: 40 • 27 • 45 • 9 • 33 • 46 Created By Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Welsh name Iestyn is Just   

          Meaning of the Welsh name Iestyn is Just

          Local Origin of Name: Welsh From the Latin name Justin Meaning: 'Just' Emotional Spectrum • Quiet moments help balance this usually outgoing person. Personal Integrity • His reputation for truth is well-known. Personality • He raises your spirit from low to high. Relationships • The romance department is key to his happiness. Travel & Leisure • Travel is best enjoyed with his friends. Career & Money • A mentor will guide him down his career path. Life's Opportunities • With the support of many friends, he will go far. Iestyn's Lucky Numbers: 40 • 24 • 8 • 3 • 43 • 39 Find out more name in our sites. Send us your name meaning and origin. Sung@nydob.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Scandinavian name Olaf is Ancestor   

          Meaning of the Scandinavian name Olaf is Ancestor

          Local Origin of Name: Scandinavian From the Old Norse name Olave, Olan, Olaff, Olev Meaning: 'Forefather' or 'ancestor'. Emotional Spectrum • He can put on a good show and rise to the occasion. Personal Integrity • His personal ethics are uncompromised! Personality • Captivating manner. Relationships • The model for a best friend. Travel & Leisure • Vacations are a time of special excitement for Olaf. Career & Money • While no one can buy happiness, his hard work will pay off! Life's Opportunities • A mentor in the early years will help him achieve success. Olaf's Lucky Numbers: 49 • 16 • 25 • 23 • 27 • 3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Korean male name Sangchul means helpful and wise   

          Meaning of the Korean male name Sangchul means helpful and wise

          Local Origin of Name: Korean From the name Sangchul. Variant name of Chulsang 相 - helpful 哲- Smart or Wise Meaning: Helpful and Wise Emotional Spectrum • The seasons affect his emotions more than most. Personal Integrity • A personal search for truth is the hallmark of Sangchul. Personality • Life is a bowl of cherries. Relationships • Gives a lot, but expects a lot from friends. Travel & Leisure • A person well-suited to new lands and new faces. Career & Money • Career gains are unlimited with the right education. Life's Opportunities • The right career is the key to financial success for him. Sangchul's Lucky Numbers: 80 • 14 • 79 • 54 • 57 • 76 Created by Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Greek female name Ourania is Heavenly   

          Meaning of the Greek female name Ourania is Heavenly

          Local Origin of Name: Greek From the name: Ouranious Meaning: Heavenly or Goddess of moon Emotional Spectrum • Sadness is soon overcome by joy with her. Personal Integrity • Friends know that her can be trusted. Personality • Modern Maverick. Relationships • Her best friends take her as she is. Travel & Leisure • Can be packed and ready on a moment's notice! Career & Money • With the right education, Ourania can write her own ticket. Life's Opportunities • A go-getter, Ourania knows what she wants. Ourania's Lucky Numbers: 13 • 31 • 7 • 48 • 45 • 34 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Russian female name Ovdotia good seeming   

          Meaning of the Russian female name Ovdotia good seeming

          Local Origin of Name: Russian From the name Ovdotia. Variant name of Ovdotya Meaning : Good seeming Emotional Spectrum • A lot of positive energy that needs to be channeled. Personal Integrity • Her good name is her most precious asset. Personality • A quiet person, but quite a person. Relationships • Slow to make new friends, Ovdotia values her old acquaintances. Travel & Leisure • Although she enjoys her home, far-away lands hold interest. Career & Money • Work is an important part of her life. Life's Opportunities • If money can be made, Ovdotia will find a way to make it! Ovdotia's Lucky Numbers: 1 • 41 • 8 • 4 • 45 • 40 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Greek female name Ovsanna is Deliver us   

          Meaning of the Greek female name Ovsanna is Deliver us

          Local Origin of Name: Greek From the name Ovsanna, Variant name of Hosanna Meaning: Deliver us Emotional Spectrum • A lot of positive energy that needs to be channeled. Personal Integrity • Her good name is her most precious asset. Personality • A quiet person, but quite a person. Relationships • Slow to make new friends, Ovsanna values her old acquaintances. Travel & Leisure • Although she enjoys her home, far-away lands hold interest. Career & Money • Work is an important part of her life. Life's Opportunities • If money can be made, Ovsanna will find a way to make it! Ovsanna's Lucky Numbers: 1 • 41 • 8 • 4 • 45 • 40 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Welsh female name Owena means well born   

          Meaning of the Welsh female name Owena means well born

          Local Origin of Name: Welsh From the Greek name Owen Female form of Owen Meaning: Well-born or  young worrior Emotional Spectrum • Emotional life is mirrored in her health. Personal Integrity • Nothing can buy her good name. Personality • Happy-go-lucky, a fun loving person. Relationships • Though not many in number, her friends are golden. Travel & Leisure • Relaxing is an art-form to her. Career & Money • A mentor will guide her down her career path. Life's Opportunities • The entrepreneur spirit in her is strong. Owena's Lucky Numbers: 14 • 8 • 38 • 22 • 18 • 19 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Re: Wertvoll für die Aktionäre, nicht für die Kunden   
          Vor Alphabet: Apple bleibt wertvollstes Unternehmen der Welt
                    Re: mit den meisten bin ich einverstanden ausser mit...   
          Vor Alphabet: Apple bleibt wertvollstes Unternehmen der Welt
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          Vor Alphabet: Apple bleibt wertvollstes Unternehmen der Welt
                    (USA-FL-Tampa) Aviation Safety Inspector (OPS), SAS Geographic Inspector, ACO   
          Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **Business Component:** Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, Flight Standards Division, Orlando CMO ### Duties The position is responsible for a geographic program within the Comprehensive Assessment Plan (CAP) of an SAS CMO and for the performance of operations inspections on an surveillance (may include certification activities and other assignments as requested by the principal inspector) of the air carriers operating under 14 CFR part 121. Identifies and accomplishes activities for inspection and surveillance through the CAP work program within manpower and budget limitations. May be domiciled in a FSDO geographically located near significant operations activity for the assigned SAS carriers. Has the primary responsibility for the geographic program for his/her specialization for the assigned inspections. Continuously incorporates a systems approach that is targeted to identify risks based on a comprehensive surveillance plan. Participates as a team member in development of the CAP. Ensures that the air carrier is properly and adequately organized, staffed and equipped; has and conducts an adequate training program, including an acceptable record keeping system; and has facilities and procedures that meet all regulatory requirements. Visits the air carrier's stations and other offices to maintain contact with their local top management officials and coordinates with the principal inspector for correction of any deficiencies or discrepancies. Processes enforcement actions and prepares final reports and recommendations on disposition. Performs or supervises the revocation and emergency suspension of certificates. Conducts or directs the reexamination of certificated airmen, and performs inspections for the reissuance of operations certificates. Provides expert advice on critical characteristics of Part 121. Conducts investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries, and aircraft incidents and accidents. Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifies at court trials and formal hearings, and gives depositions. Utilizing system safety techniques and principles, independently monitors all phases of air carrier(s) maintenance on behalf of the principal inspector. Surveillance includes adequacy of overhaul and repair facilities, equipment, inspection programs and records, maintenance personnel, maintenance training, main base/sub-base/line stations maintenance program, policies and procedures. Inspects, evaluates and determines if contract maintenance is performed in accordance with the air carrier's approved maintenance program. Evaluates trends that may indicate deterioration in the safety of operations and then personally, or through assistance of other inspectors, coordinates with the principal inspector and suggests changes required to correct such trends. Conducts operations system analyses independently or as team member on special inspection teams. Reviews and determines the adequacy of operations manuals for compliance with the regulations. Makes recommendations to the principal inspector for amendments to previously approved manuals to accomplish the following: correct any conflict with regulatory requirements; eliminate unsafe practices; and/or improve the specificity of instruction. Evaluates operations and facilities by periodic on-site inspections and the review of inspectors' reports; and then, on the basis of these, makes recommendations on changes essential or desirable in policies and procedures to the principal inspector. May be assigned airmen certification duties. Recommends approvals/disapproval of overhaul and inspection time limitations and suggests special conditions and limitations necessary prior to final approval. May be assigned other duties and responsibilities that are non-grade controlling. May be required to participate in the flight program as an aircrew member and, as such, must meet the medical and flight currency requirements as set forth in agency orders governing the operation of aircraft. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… FAA Employees - AVS Wide and AMA-200 Employees; Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * US Citizenship is required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents) * Drug Testing Required. * 2nd Class Medial Not Required. ### Qualifications Medical Requirements: Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner, and must meet all of the following requirements: A. Have a good distant vision in each eye and be able to read printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted) without strain. B. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted): C. Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others or that would interfere with their ability to fly as passengers in a variety of aircraft. **Specialized Experience**: To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience to includes but is not limited to: Reviews flight training equipment discrepancy logs to assure compliance with established criteria; Monitors TCEs to determine adequacy and quality of approved training programs; Conducts initial and annual training and designation of al assigned evaluators. The specialized experience must include the following requirements for Air Carrier Operations: 1. At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight; 2. Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved; 3. Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot Standard. 4. Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years; 5. Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating. 6. Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate. 7. Minimum 1,500 total flight hours. **NOTE:** Recency of specialized experience is waived for current FAA employees in the 1825 series. For more information regarding the minimum eligibility requirements for Aviation Safety Inspector's please visit the following website: .https://www.opm.gov/qualifiations/Standards/IORs/gs1800/1825.htm We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. **Important** - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered. * * * **FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer** All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Travel may be required. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. Faxed or email applications/resumes will not be accepted. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. All or none of the applicants may be interviewed. Ingrades/Downgrades will be accepted. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job. You must apply on line to receive consideration for this position. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); or Other Factorslisted in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration. This is a bargaining unit position. **Links to Important Information:**Locality Pay, COLA This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473466400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                    Using numerology to win. Convert any word to number.   
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          Hey LP.I once met and knew a real astrologer named Kenneth Dickerson who taught me how to covert any word or name into a number or numbers using a simple numerical key that converts any letter of the alphabet into a number .Here is the key below...

          A= 1, B=2, C= 3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7 H=8, I=9, J=1,

          K=2, L=3,M=4, N=5,O=6, P=7,Q=8, R=9, S=1, T=2,

          U=3, V=4, W=5, X=6, Y= 7, Z=8

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                    Fancy things up; Make your own bunting   

          The addition of bunting creates an extra special party or celebratory atmosphere, and works brilliantly indoors or out.  It’s also perfect for perking up spaces in an instant, if you feel they’ve looking a little jaded and tired.

          Here’s the Shackletons Home & Garden quick and easy guide to making bunting:

          - Choose a lovely fabric or selection of fabrics. Then use an interfacing to add structure to it, this will not only stiffen it but also prevent fraying when you start to cut it

          - Cut a length of bias binding to the area you want to festoon

          - Create a card template for your bunting shape

          - Then get to work; cut out your template with pinking shears to make enough shapes to cover the entire length of bias (apart from approx. 40cm each end for tying up)

          - Pin your cut out fabric shapes along the length of the bias at equal intervals, ensuring that you trap each one between the fold, then, stitch into place

          There are loads of variations you can do too.  

          Consider supersized or mini depending on your space and theme. And, instead of using the traditional triangle shape, consider using different shapes – for instance, varying animal shapes would be ideal for a unisex children’s party.  You can also use individual alphabet letters to spell out messages or names to make it really personal.

          Bunting is ideal for celebrations and can be tailored to suit any theme, so for example: 

          Easter – bunny shapes or Easter eggs look adorable row after row

          Valentine – alphabet letters will work wonders to spell out ‘Be mine’

          Christmas – rows of stockings or Christmas mittens have oodles of festive charm.

          Go on, give it a go; it’s great fun to make.


                    Bags. Beaches. Bowling.   
          As a HUGe part of growing up, I've always been a crazy super fan of the children's mystery series called
          A to Z mysteries 
          by Ron Roy
          Loved them and I always begged dad to go find me the editions I didn't own yet to complete the collection when he went over seas to another barnes and noble place. I ended up collecting all the books, and later on the 5 special ones too. 
          Yup.
          I'm spoiled like that.

          He always matched the titles to whatever the alphabet was like Kidnapped King or Missing Mummy etc. 
          Of course me being a complete freak that everything has to match (like seriously, if I have a pink pj shirt I better be wearing the same color pants at least, I just end up looking like a big blob of pink walking around haha) so that hit the weird OCD spot right away.

          All that blabbering just to praise my title (I swear it just happened I actually didn't think of it being all Bs)  
          CA-CHING. 




          BAGS


          So I've always been in love with the Celine luggage bags every since I first laid my eyes on them, of course owning them was pretty close to impossible since the reasons are as clear as crystal:
          1. Hard to find in Houston
          2. Impossible for a kid to pay for
          3. I have no where to wear it too

          But I couldn't pass the opportunity when I saw one while walking to Neiman Marcus to exit the mall. 
          It. Was. Perfect.
          I thought I was never going to own it since the sales woman told me a couple came to look at it and asked to get it kept there for them to return later on in the day. 
          I was jumping all over the place just to try to push my luck so I could somehow get the bag.
          Long story short, I got it!


          Don't mind me with the big bandaid and half curly half straight hair


          I'm not the proudest person since I have to admit, with the money I made, I probably couldn't even afford to touch the bag let alone owe it.
          So I'm just grateful that my parents let me have my graduation gift early.
          THANK.YOU.SO.MUCH






          Beaches



          I've always been afraid of beaches ever since natural disasters happened ( bless the people who had to deal with it personally) but I have to say, I'm a big beach person though I may not like nature that much.
          Beaches have always been more of a calm place where you can just sit and smell the salt and dig your feet into the sand.
          Also I LOVE LOVE LOVE seafood.
          Yes me.
          The girl who can't say no to food, especially fresh food!

          So in celebration to the bag, I decided to bring it to the beach. Maybe I'm a bit cray cray but I've been known to keep stuff well after years and years of using it so don't worry!



          The wind was freezing my butt off but it was still perfect






          Ten little piggies went to the beach.






          Walked 2 miles to get to the restaurant. in FLIP FLOPS.
          I cannot stress how stupid I was doing that and I'm just grateful I didn't have nasty splinters at the end of the day, just small baby ones!
          The food was worth it though!






          Perfect day honestly.
          I can't think of a better view.

          Of course I can't miss out ferry rides with seagulls pooping all over the place but let me tell you, white blobs are not the ideal thing to take photos of so I'll just leave that one as a mystery for now.
          I promise myself to try to have a beach day at least once very 2 - 3 months since it's such a stress relief and it's really good for your body and soul to enjoy the fresh air and long walks instead of sitting in air conditioning all day.
          I'm fortunate enough to live about an hour away from Galveston so I just wanted to use it to it's full advantage.




          BOWLING 

          I figured out I can be pro at something. Bowling.
          NOPE.
          NOT EVEN CLOSE.

          I. S-U-C-K.

          Even the guy at the place was like sorry maybe you're just not good at bowling after he tried to teach me how. It's fine since he put up the kids (under 12) fences for me to actually get some scores (sometimes I didn't even use that so HA.)
          Not proud for sure but better than being the pathetic loser since everyone can see your score and giggle. Mind your own business people! I mean I do kinda sneak look at other people's scores and what they look like when they're playing and I don't know if it's just me but everyone looks super pro and actually get strikes.
          I guess I just need more training before I can actually be able to say that I'm good at bowling.

          Don't get me wrong, this happens to me in every sport, I thought mini golf was easy till I tried it and it turns out golf people need to make up another kind of name for a girl who takes 7-8 tries to get the ball into the hole. UGH.
          well sucks to suck I guess.
          Not that I'm being a sore loser or anything...




          Nice bowling alley with friendly staff so I try to go every once in a while.
          And yes Britney Spears Oops I did it again is playing.
          I remember having to sneak watch Britney Spears as a kid since my mom wouldn't let me see it. Still ended up buying her live concert DVDs even though she refused to let me watch it.





          So I guess that's my 3 Bs for this month.










                    Kommentar zu Meine tolle BB-Reise – Teil 6: Westfalenpark in Dortmund von Mallybeau Mauswohn   
          Liebe nach dem Alphabet-Reise-Clara! Die Seerosen sind in der Tat wunderbar reichhaltig. Dass es lilafarbene gibt, wusste ich auch nicht. Ich vermute, dass die sich rasch verfärbt haben, als sie Dich erblickt haben. :) Komisch, dass in dem Seerosenteich kein Froschkönig auf Dich gewartet hat. Das wäre doch ein idealer Platz gewesen. Wenn Dir schon kein Prinz eine Rose geschenkt hat, lasse ich Dir mit den liebsten Sonntagsgrüßen eine virtuelle zukommen. Ich hoffe, dass Dein Balkon mittlerweile nicht mehr unter Wasser steht und endlich weiter von Dir beackert werden kann :) Liebe Grüße Mallybeau
                    Well Hello!   

          ►► Welcome to GDesigned ◄◄


          Pictured below are my available free print designs. Each design has several color options, so click on each picture to view them all. Once you are viewing all of the choices, there will be a link below each print that you can click to download it. 

          I hope you enjoy looking around and thanks for stopping by!




                    Customizable Alphabet Names   
          I think it's safe to say that I didn't just happen to pick the exact names and color combos that you would want on these alphabet name prints. :) So if you'd like one, email me with the name you'd like on it and I will get it made for you. Also - don't see a color combination that you like? No problem, just include in your email the colors that you would prefer (color chart pictured at bottom) and I will customize it for you. These look adorable in nurseries and make great baby gifts...print one out and frame it and you're good to go!
           








                    Google становится Alphabet   
          Компания Google закончит реструктуризацию своей управляющей структуры и станет собственностью компании Alphabet. Об этом сообщает CNN.Money. В августе интернет-гигант заявил о начале реструктирузации своего бизнеса. Для этого была создана новая фирма Alphabet, которая станет холдинговой компанией,...
                    New comment on Item for Geeklist "GCL Meatball Division #316: Get Out!"    

          by qwertymartin

          Related Item: BOO

          Brad, this list was FANTASTIC!

          I was also really struggling with this last puzzle. I'd looked for the 11th Knizia game alphabetically too but came up with Alles Kanone. Even with the right game, I'm not sure I'd have made the triangular number link - tough!

          I'd also love to see the last puzzle.
                    New comment on Item for Geeklist "GCL Meatball Division #316: Get Out!"    

          by lacxox

          Related Item: BOO

          Aargh, I wasn't far... (but I'm on a family vacation right now) even checked the 11th Knizia game alphabetically but probably thee ones that start with numbers should have been excluded. I tried to make numbers out of the alliterating games we were at (D, K, P) and checked the titles and even content of the 4th, 11th and 16th item of the gcl meatball list but if course the numbers weren"t right... Well, I think I was still far, especially as I couldn't have found out the triangular scoring part even if I knew the games.

          (And I think I got the Brad hasn't arrived yet part as well...)

          It was great! I sure would like to know the last one as well, but maybe you'd like to save it for another list...?
                    VSNewFile: A Visual Studio Addin to More Easily Add New Items to a Project   

          My first Visual Studio Add-in! Creating add-ins is pretty simple, once you get used to the CommandBar model it is using, which is apparently a general Office suite extensibility mechanism.

          Anyway, let me first explain my motivation for this. It started out as an academic exercise, as I have always wanted to dip my feet in a little VS extensibility. But I thought of a legitimate need for an add-in, at least in my personal experience, so it took on new life. But I figured I can’t be the only one who has felt this way, so I decided to publish the add-in, and host it on GitHub (VSNewFile on GitHub) hoping to spur contributions.

          Adding Files the Built-in Way

          Here’s the problem I wanted to solve. You’re working on a project, and it’s time to add a new file to the project. Whatever it is – a class, script, html page, aspx page, or what-have-you, you go through a menu or keyboard shortcut to get to the “Add New Item” dialog. Typically, you do it by right-clicking the location where you want the file (the project or a folder of it):

          AddNewDialog

          This brings up a dialog that contains, well, every conceivable type of item you might want to add. It’s all the available item templates, which can result in anywhere from a ton to a veritable sea of choices. To be fair, this dialog has been revamped in Visual Studio 2010, which organizes it a little better than Visual Studio 2008, and adds a search box. It also loads noticeably faster.

          image 
          To me, this dialog is just getting in my way. If I want to add a JavaScript script to my project, I don’t want to have to hunt for the script template item in this dialog. Yes, it is categorized, and yes, it now has a search box. But still, all this UI to swim through when all I need is a new file in the project. I will name it. I will provide the content, I don’t even need a ‘template’.

          VS kind of realizes this. In the add menu in a class library project, for example, there is a “Add Class…” choice. But all this really does is select that project item from the dialog by default. You still must wait for the dialog, see it, and type in a name for the file. How is that really any different than hitting F2 on an existing item? It isn’t.

          Adding Files the Hack Way

          What I often find myself doing, just to avoid going through this dialog, is to copy and paste an existing file, rename it, then “CTRL-A, DEL” the content. In a few short keystrokes I’ve got my new file. Even if the original file wasn’t the right type, it doesn’t matter – I will rename it anyway, including the extension. It works well enough if the place I am adding the file to doesn’t have much in it already. But if there are a lot of files at that level, it sucks, because the new file will have the name “Copy of xyz”, causing it to be moved into the ‘C’ section of the alphabetically sorted items, which might be far, far away from the original file (and so I tend to try and copy a file that starts with ‘C’ *evil grin*).

          Using ‘Export Template’

          To be completely fair I should at least mention this feature. I’m not even sure if this is new in VS 2010 or not (I think so). But it allows you to export a project item or items, including potential project references required by it. Then it becomes a new item in the available ‘installed templates’. No doubt this is useful to help bootstrap new projects. But that still requires you to go through the ‘New Item’ dialog.

          Adding Files with VSNewFile

          So hopefully I have sufficiently defined the problem and got a few of you to think, “Yeah, me too!”… What VSNewFile does is let you skip the dialog entirely by adding project items directly to the context menu. But it does a bit more than that, so do read on.

          For example, to add a new class, you can right-click the location and pick that option. A new .cs file is instantly added to the project, and the new item is selected and put into the ‘rename’ mode immediately.

          VSNewFileMenuVSNewFileMenu_result


          The default items available are shown here. But you can customize them. You can also customize the content of each template. To do so, you create a directory in your documents folder, ‘VSNewFile Templates’. In there, you drop the templates you want to use, but you name them in a particular way.

          For example, here’s a template that will add a new item named “Add TITLE”. It will add a project item named “SOMEFILE.foo” (or ‘SOMEFILE1.foo’ if that exists, etc).

          image

          The format of the file name is:

          <ORDER>_<KEY>_<BASE FILENAME>_<ICON ID>_<TITLE>.<EXTENTION>

          Where:

          <ORDER> is a number that lets you determine the order of the items in the menu (relative to each other).
          <KEY> is a case sensitive identifier different for each template item. More on that later.
          <BASE FILENAME> is the default name of the file, which doesn’t matter that much, since they will be renaming it anyway.
          <ICON ID> is a number the dictates the icon used for the menu item. There are a huge number of built-in choices. More on that later.
          <TITLE> is the string that will appear in the menu.

          And, the contents of the file are the default content for the item (the ‘template’). The content of the file can contain anything you want, of course. But it also supports two tokens: %NAMESPACE% and %FILENAME%, which will be replaced with the corresponding values.

          Here is the content of this sample:

          testing
          Namespace = %NAMESPACE%
          Filename = %FILENAME%

          I kind went back and forth on this. I could have made it so there’d be an XML or JSON file that defines the templates, instead of cramming all this data into the filename itself. I like the simplicity of this better. It makes it easy to customize since you can literally just throw these files around, copy them from someone else, etc, without worrying about merge data into a central description file, in whatever format. Here’s our new item showing up:

          samplesomefile

          Practical Use

          One immediate thing I am using this for is to make it easier to add very commonly used scripts to my web projects. For example, uh, say, jQuery? :) All I need to do is drop jQuery-1.4.2.js and jQuery-1.4.2.min.js into the templates folder, provide the order, title, etc, and then instantly, I can now add jQuery to any project I have without even thinking about “where is jQuery? Can I copy it from that other project?”

          image image 

          Using the KEY

          There are two reasons for the ‘key’ portion of the item. First, it allows you to turn off the built-in, default templates, which are:

          • FILE = Add File (generic, empty file)
          • VB = Add VB Class
          • CS = Add C# Class (includes some basic usings)
          • HTML = Add HTML page (includes basic structure, doctype, etc)
          • JS = Add Script (includes an immediately-invoking function closure)

          To turn one off, just include a file with the name “_<KEY>”. For example, to turn off all the items except our custom one, you do this:

          image

          image

          The other reason for the key is that there are new Visual Studio Commands created for each one. This makes it possible to bind a keyboard shortcut to one of them. So you could, for example, have a keyboard combination that adds a new web page to your website, or a new CS class to your class library, etc. Here is our sample item showing up in the keyboard bindings option.

          imageEven though the contents of the template directory may change from one launch of Visual Studio to the next, the bindings will remain attached to any item with a particular key, thanks to it taking care not to lose keyboard bindings even though the commands are completely recreated each time.

          The Icon Face ID

          Visual Studio uses a Microsoft Office style add-in mechanism, I gather. There are a predetermined set of built-in icons available. You can use your own icons when developing add-ins, of course, but I’m no designer. I just wanted to find appropriate-ish icons for the built-in templates, and allow you to choose from an existing built-in icon for your own. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot out there on the interwebs that helps you figure out what the built-in types are. There’s an MSDN article that describes at length a way to create a program that lists all the icons. But I don’t want to write a program to figure them out! Just show them to me! Sheesh :)

          Thankfully, someone out there felt the same way, and uses a novel hack to get the icons to show up in an outlook toolbar. He then painstakingly took screenshots of them, one group at a time. It isn’t complete though – there are tens of thousands of icons. But it’s good enough. If anyone has an exhaustive list, please let me, and the rest of the add-in community know.

          Icon Face ID Reference

          Installing the Add-in

          It will work with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010. Just unzip the release into your Documents\Visual Studio 20xx\Addins folder. It contains the binary and the Visual Studio “.addin” file. For example, the path to mine is:

          C:\Users\InfinitiesLoop\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Addins

          Conclusion

          So that’s it! I hope you find it as useful as I have. It’s on GitHub, so if you’re into this kind of thing, please do fork it and improve it!

          Reference:


                    Don't Make Me Get The Flying Monkeys - Halloween - Instant Download Machine embroidery design by Embroitique   

          2.99 USD

          Sizes Included: 3.5", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 11", 12"

          Design Dimensions: (3.11" x 3.45"), (3.56" x 3.95"), (4.46" x 4.95"), (5.36" x 5.95"), (6.26" x 6.95"), (7.16" x 7.95"), (8.06" x 8.95"), (8.96" x 9.95"), (9.86" x 10.95"), (10.76" x 11.95")

          Stitch Count: 13913, 15857, 19509, 23101, 26640, 30443, 34019, 37841, 42986, 51141





          FORMATS:
          DST - EXP - JEF - HUS - PES - SEW - SHV - VIP - VP3 - XXX. These are a few of the most popular formats. If you are unsure of the file type needed, or do not see the type for your machine listed please contact me BEFORE purchasing your items. Please leave the format you will need in the comment section when checking out. If no format is specified you will receive PES.

          SIZES:
          There may be a slight difference in size between the letters. Lowercase letters are proportionate to uppercase letters. Single Designs are sized to fit within a certain hoop size indicated in the description of the item.

          SHIPPING:
          Shipping is free via email. Please email me the format needed for your machine at the time of your order. Again, if no format is specified you will receive PES. I will email your order within 24 hours of the time your payment has cleared. If you do not see an email from me - please check you Spam or Junk mail folder.

          CD'S:
          We no longer offer CD's. We simply can not keep up with them.

          While we do not offer our designs in .ART format, it has been confirmed by a Bernina representative that .dst files can be opened and re-saved into .art format for Bernina machines to read. Again, we only offer this information as a resource for customers needing .art format. We cannot support files once they have been reformatted. Please note – these are digitized embroidery designs and monogram fonts. They are not patches that you sew on. You must have an embroidery machine to work with these files and a way to transfer the files from your computer to your embroidery machine - (usb, memory card, cd, etc.). With the monogram alphabets/fonts each letter is a separate design and you must layer or merge the designs together to create names or words. If the software that you are working with doesn't allow you to merge multiple designs together – you may need additional software to utilize these sets. We are happy to recommend software to use if needed. We DO NOT support files that have been saved into a format that is not offered and we cannot test. Designs that have been re-sized will not be supported. Re-sizing a file MAY compromise the integrity of the design. Due to the digital nature of our business, we do not offer refunds for designs received. All sales are final. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email us and we will work together to resolve any issues. We are the designers and manufacturers of the machine embroidery designs that we sell. All of our designs have been files with the US Copyright Office and are protected by copyright law. They may not be copied, traded, edited, shared or resold without written consent. Designs may be stitched on items for personal use or items for sale in limited quantities (75 items or less), however the actual designs files may not edited or be resold for profit. Detailed information is included with your order.

          Designs are copyrighted by Embroitique.com.


                    101 Clips Pro. 6.72.18   
          Typing something youve typed before? Searching for that graphic file, web address or phone number you know you have somewhere? You need 101 Clips. No other multi clipboard offers 101's unique clip cataloging system. You can catalog by group, favourites, alphabetic or arranged order and with or without color highlighting. There is even a search facility which will find text both in the names you give to your clips and in the clips themselves.

          Download 101 Clips Pro. 6.72.18
                    Dare's July Alphabet Challenge - The Letter D   
          This poor Devils Tongue bulb has been sitting in a wire fruit basket since last fall, lol, it apparently doesn't need my help, or dirt for that matter. 
                    12 terrific al fresco spots   
          Outdoor dining abounds this time of year. No doubt you have your favorites, and, frankly, there are way too many to hope to list. Here are some great spots, listed alphabetically, that are worth keeping in mind.
                    3-16-10 Joseph Pattisall / Wraith Films   

          Guest DJ: Joseph Pattisall (Wraith Films) |

          Playlist:
          ...

          Worn Thin - Route 1 |
          Misfits - Hatebreeders |
          Suicidal Tendencies - Controlled by Hatred |
          Nerve Agents - Dead Man Walking |
          Count Me Out - Built Through Time |
          Alphabet Bombers - Panic Attack |
          Renee Heartfelt - The Melodramatic |
          Darkest Hour - Demon(s) |
          H2O - Friend (Marginal Man) |
          Atmosphere - Woman with the Tattooed Arms |
          Judge - New York Crew |
          A Tribe Called Quest - We Can Get Down |
          Shelter - Freewill |
          Artifacts - Wrong Side of da Tracks |
          D.R.I. - The Five Year Plan |
          Battery - Young Till I Die (7 Seconds) |


                    12 terrific al fresco spots   
          Outdoor dining abounds this time of year. No doubt you have your favorites, and, frankly, there are way too many to hope to list. Here are some great spots, listed alphabetically, that are worth keeping in mind.
                    L'Analphabète qui savait compter    

          Bonjour !

          analphabete

          Des fois, l'achat (impulsif) d'un livre peut être provoquée par des raisons bizarres. C'est le cas pour L'Analphabète qui savait compter de Jonas Jonasson, je l'ai acheté car la tranche était verte fluo.

          Donc je ne savais pas trop sur quoi j'allais tomber.

          La petite histoire : Nombeko, petite fille noire du ghetto de Johannesburg, n'a pas vraiment eu de chance dans la vie. Sans compter sur son intelligence et le destin qui vont la propulser dans un monde qui devait lui etre interdit...

          J'avoue j'ai du mal a m'y mettre, mais plus la lecture avançait plus j'ai eu un malin plaisir a lire cette histoire improbable. Nous suivons tout au long de sa vie, les périples de Nombeko dans un contexte historique très lourd de racisme, guerre froide, course à l'armement...

          C'est une histoire rocambolesque, mais drôle, cynique et pertinente. Les personnages sont plus incongrus les uns que les autres, il  en a même un qui n'existe pas. C'est un peu de la folie... J'ai beaucoup ri, j'ai beaucoup apprécié.

          Tellement que je vais lire son premier livre :Le Vieux qui ne voulait pas fêter son anniversaire.

          A bientôt
          Lutine


                    Literature: SJ Naude, Mohamed Kharwa, Dr Lesley Marx, Imran Garda   
          SAfm — SJ Naude-Award winning writer - Book Title:“The Alphabet of Birds" , Mohamed Kharwa-Vice President of the SA Booksellers Association and the Academic Sector Head :"Pro-Visions Books", Dr Lesley Marx-Acting Director and professor of Media Studies: " UCT Summer School: Constructed legacies of Eugene Marais & Ingrid Jonker"
                    Apple reste l'entreprise la plus chère au monde   
          Les entreprises américaines restent les plus chères sur le plan mondial, indique dimanche EY dans son étude sur les plus grandes capitalisations boursières. Apple, Alphabet et Microsoft sont les groupes les plus capitalisés au monde. Amazon et Facebook suivent ce trio de tête. De manière générale, l'Europe se retrouve à la traîne face aux Etats-Unis.
                    Paper + Typograpghy = Inspiring ABC's   
          I saw these wonderfully detailed paper letter forms on Sabeena Karnik's (an artist and designer from Mumbai, India) Portfolio on Behance and was smitten with her beauteous way with curls. See the whole alphabet at the link.
                    Exchanging Supermom for Everywoman   
          About a year ago, I spoke to a group of women in Pittsburgh. The topic was, “Will the Real Jewish Woman Please Stand Up?” The energy was already upbeat and intimate by the time I made reference to the famous text, “Eishet Chayil” (“Woman of Strength”), which Jews customarily sing at the Friday night meal. Before I could work my way into the point I intended to make, a woman blurted out something to the effect of, “I hate that song.” I turned to her, inviting her to elaborate. “Well . . . she’s just so . . . perfect! I feel like a complete failure every Friday night. I mean, do you know anyone like her?” Laughter all around. I love when that happens—a real, visceral response to the topic at hand (especially when it resonates with my own inner passion, hesitancy or conflict around a particular idea). How many times had I balked at the words?! Using the Hebrew letters as a springboard, it is a veritable alphabet soup of perfection
                    II. Translators/ Interpreters (All Languages) - The Alphabet Translation - Abu Dhabi   
          Please email your CV with the job title in the subject field to careers@alphabettranslation.com We are recruiting translators and interpreters in all
          From The Alphabet Translation - Sun, 21 May 2017 09:18:40 GMT - View all Abu Dhabi jobs
                    I. Translation Project Manager - The Alphabet Translation - Abu Dhabi   
          Minimum of 3 years experience as a Translation Project Manger. Based in Abu Dhabi, you will be responsible for liaising with clients and translation team on a...
          From The Alphabet Translation - Sun, 21 May 2017 09:18:34 GMT - View all Abu Dhabi jobs
                    You Are My Sunshine - Nursery Decor, Baby -Instant Download Machine Embroidery Design by Embroitique   

          2.99 USD

          Sizes Included: 3.5", 4", 5", 6", 7", 9", 10"

          Design Dimensions: (3.46" x 1.82"), (3.97" x 2.08"), (4.97" x 2.6"), (5.97" x 3.13"), (6.97" x 3.65"), (8.97" x 4.69"), (9.97" x 5.22")

          Stitch Count: 7120, 8221, 10038, 11862, 14143, 18928, 22224




          *******************
          Please note – these are digitized embroidery designs and monogram fonts. They are not patches that you sew on. You must have an embroidery machine to work with these files and a way to transfer the files from your computer to your embroidery machine - (usb, memory card, cd, etc.). With the monogram alphabets/fonts each letter is a separate design and you must layer or merge the designs together to create names or words. If the software that you are working with doesn't allow you to merge multiple designs together – you may need additional software to utilize these sets. We are happy to recommend software to use if needed. We DO NOT support files that have been saved into a format that is not offered and we cannot test. Designs that have been re-sized will not be supported. Re-sizing a file MAY compromise the integrity of the design.
          ********************

          REFUNDS:
          Due to the digital nature of our business, we do not offer refunds for designs received. All sales are final. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email us and we will work together to resolve any issues.


          SHIPPING:
          Instant download

          FORMATS:
          BX - DST - EXP - JEF - HUS - PES - SEW - SHV - VIP - VP3 - XXX. These are a few of the most popular formats. If you are unsure of the file type needed, or do not see the type for your machine listed please contact us BEFORE purchasing your items.

          Here is a helpful guide for the type of format needed for some of the machines on the market:

          -BabyLock PES
          -Bernina ART for Artista 440 and below; EXP for Artista 630 and up, and Deco 340. EXP or ART for Artista 730; ART or PES for Deco 330. ***please note**** In most cases, you can convert exp files into .art format. However, there are problems that can occur when converting some fill stitch designs. If you or your machine is converting from exp to .art – please be sure to check the files before stitching. We have several years of designs to convert – so this will take some time. If you have questions or would like a specific design, just ask!
          -Brother PES (Innovis, ULT, and PR-600 models also take DST)
          -Husqvarna Viking VIP for Platinum and SE; HUS for Rose, Iris, and Designer II; VIP, HUS, or DST for Diamond. SHV for Designer I; VP3 for Topaz.
          -Janome JEF for 12000, 11000, 10001, 10000, 9700, 9500, 350, 300. JEF or -DST for MB4.
          -SEW for 9000 and below.
          -Pfaff PCS for older machines, VIP for newer machines such as the Creative Vision
          -Singer XXX for most models

          SIZING:
          For monogram sets, the size of the set is based off of the Capital A in the alphabet. Each letter is sized proportionately to that letter, and will often times be larger than the size of the alphabet. For instance, a cursive capital Y has a tail that falls below the baseline of the letter, and would be larger than the capital A. Single design size label is based on height OR width of the design – but will be consistent for each specific design (example, for tall/narrow designs we will base the sizing off of the height of each design. For designs that are wider, we will size according to width. If you have questions, just ask! That is what we are here for


          We are the designers and manufacturers of the machine embroidery designs that we sell. All of our designs have been files with the US Copyright Office and are protected by copyright law. They may not be copied, traded, edited, shared or resold without written consent. Designs may be stitched on items for use or items for sale in limited quantities (75 items or less), however the actual designs files may not be edited or be resold for profit. Detailed information is included with your order.

          TERMS OF USE:
          YOU MAY:
          - use these products to create your own 3-DIMENSIONAL projects, crafts, clothing, cards, wall art and gifts to sell online, in stores or at craft shows THAT YOU MANAGE (i.e. No Third Party sites).
          - copy these files a CD/DVD or external hard drive that is owned and used expressly by you for back-up or archival purposes.
          - submit your creations using these products for publication provided proper credit is given to Embroitique.

          YOU MAY NOT:
          - Share, loan, trade, resell, or distribute these products.
          - Upload these products to any file sharing websites for any purpose.
          - Alter or modify these products and claim them as your own designs.
          - Use any part of these designs to create other digital embroidery files.
          - Create products for mass production or large commercial use.
          - Sell products on third party sites without the appropriate license, written consent, and credit (Contact Us for more information).
          - Make copies of these products other than for personal back-up or archival purposes.

          CREDITING THE DESIGNER:
          Where appropriate, please be sure to credit Embroitique when using our designs.
          COPYRIGHT POLICY:
          Copyrights to all images and graphics are registered with the US Copyright office and are retained by Embroitique with all rights reserved.
          UNAUTHORIZED USE:
          It is illegal to reproduce or distribute copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner.
          This license is nontransferable.

          Designs are copyrighted by Embroitique.com.


                    Apple reste l'entreprise la plus chère au monde   
          Zurich (awp/ats) - Les entreprises américaines restent les plus chères sur le plan mondial, alors que les sociétés suisses gagnent du terrain. De manière générale, l'Europe se retrouve à la traîne face aux Etats-Unis. Apple, Alphabet et...
                    July Events at Takapuna Library   


          New Zealand: Paradise Squandered? 

          When: Wednesday 12 July, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
          Where: Takapuna Library
          Cost: Gold coin/ donation

          Author talk with John Hawkes

          Fourth generation New Zealander and retired consultant rheumatologist John Hawkes gives his views on what New Zealanders face today, covering topics as wide ranging as healthcare, finance, trade and industry, land and property, education and sport. Has New Zealand squandered its potential and how can we best go forward?

          Please RSVP to Helen.woodhouse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call (09)890-4903


           

          And now for some fun at Takapuna Library in the school holidays

          Movie Monday
          Monday 10 July, 10.30am & 1pm
          Join us for two ‘under-ground’ movies in our holiday theatre space. No bookings required – just turn up, grab a cushion, and enjoy. Both movies are rated G. See in-library for further details.


          Games Club+
          Monday 10 July, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
          Games galore for school-age kids! Bring your own device with games installed and play with other like-minded kids; beam your game onto the big screen so others can cheer you on; play Minecraft Xbox; or challenge your friends to a fun board game.

          Holiday science: What lies beneath a biodome?
          Tuesday 11 July, 10.30am – 12pm
          Our planet is an ecosystem of energy from the sun above to the ground below. Learn a little about our environment then create a mini-biosphere to take home and watch over the holidays. For children 8yrs and up.

          What lies beneath?
          Wednesday 12 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
          Find out about animal food chains in our fun craft workshop and create your own stackable food chain.

          Rhymetime
          Thursday 13 July, 9.30am – 10am
          Our regular Thursday session of music and movement for Under-5’s will continue during the holidays. Children are encouraged to join in as we sing, dance and have fun.

          4-Up: Getting ready for school
          Friday 14 July, 11am - 12pm
          Our weekly literacy programme of alphabet story-time and learning activity. Today we’ll be learning about the blend ‘TH’ and looking beneath the earth. Suitable for ages 4-6 yrs.

          Movie Monday
          Monday 17 July, 10.30am & 1pm
          Join us for two ‘up-above’ movies in our holiday theatre space. No bookings required – just turn up, grab a cushion, and enjoy. Both movies are rated G. See in-library for further details.

          Games Club+
          Monday 17 July, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
          Games galore! Bring your own device with games installed and play with other like-minded kids; beam your game onto the big screen so others can cheer you on; play Minecraft Xbox; or challenge your friends to a fun board game.

          Black Stacks: cup stacking!
          Tuesday 18 July, 12pm - 1pm
          Fresh from the recent world champs, come along and watch members of the 2017 NZ Black Stacks team show you how to sport stack and then have a go yourselves.

          What lies above?
          Wednesday 19 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
          Look to the sky, by and day and by night – what can you see? Find out, come and join us for a craft workshop and make your own ‘sky-scanner’.

          Rhymetime
          Thursday 20 July, 9.30am – 10am
          Our regular Thursday session of music and movement for Under-5’s will continue during the holidays. Children are encouraged to join in as we sing, dance and have fun.

          Little Wild Music starry story night
          Thursday 20 July, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
          Back by popular demand - it’s story night at Takapuna Library! Claudia brings the songs and Lisa’s got the stories. Come along in your pyjamas and join us as we sing and tell about the stars and planets. Milk and cookies provided – yum!

          4-Up: Getting ready for school
          Friday 21 July, 11am - 12pm
          Our weekly literacy programme of alphabet story-time and learning activity. Today we’ll be learning about the letter K and looking at the skies. Suitable for ages 4-6 yrs.

          http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/pages/julyschoolholidaysnorth2017.aspx

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                    Venden bonos venezolanos en EU   

          El banco de inversión Goldman Sachs ha comenzado a vender parte de los dos mil 800 millones de dólares en bonos venezolanos que adquirió mediante un controvertido acuerdo con el banco central de ese país, reveló el diario The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

          En una nota publicada este viernes, con base en declaraciones de personas familiarizadas con la transacción, el diario asentó que Goldman Sachs vendió bonos por un valor nominal de al menos 300 millones de dólares a fondos de cobertura a través de la firma de corretaje Liquidity Finance.

          La compra de los bonos por parte de Goldman Sachs, reportada en mayo pasado, atrajo duras críticas de los líderes de la oposición venezolana y de algunos inversionistas debido a que equivalía a un suministro de dinero al gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro, que atraviesa una crisis política.

          La venta reportada este viernes, de acuerdo con el Journal, demuestra sin embargo que algunas firmas financieras continúan deseosas de realizar transacciones con los bonos de alto rendimiento de Venezuela.

          Cuatro o cinco fondos de cobertura en Londres y Nueva York compraron los bonos de la estatal Petróleos de Venezuela, o PDVSA, que vencen en 2022 por alrededor de 32.5 centavos por dólar, frente a los 31 centavos que Goldman Sachs pagó cuando los adquirió, según el diario.

          Por su parte, la agencia de información financiera Bloomberg indicó que varios bancos de Wall Street cotizan los bonos a un precio inicial de alrededor de 33.5 centavos por dólar.

          Por su parte, Wall Street clausuró el primer semestre del año con ganancias pese a una jornada mixta ayer, en la que sólo dos de sus tres principales indicadores cerraron la jornada en verde.

          De nuevo, el sector de las tecnológicas fue uno de los que más sufrió en la sesión bursátil, con un descenso del 0,11 por ciento arrastrado por una importante caída de compañías como 3D Systems, que se depreció en un 7,38 por ciento.

          Gigantes tecnológicos como Amazon o Alphabet -la matriz de Google- también retrocedieron un 0,88 y un 0,99 por ciento respectivamente.

          El Dow Jones de Industriales cerró una sesión de ganancias al avanzar un 0,29 por ciento, al igual que el S&P 500, que subió un 0,15 por ciento, mientras que el Nasdaq registró una caída leve de un 0,06 por ciento.


                    7/2/2017: Puzzles: 50   
          Letters of the alphabet are represented by a number in the grid and some have been provided as clues to get you started. Use the code grid below to keep track of each letter and its coded number.
                    #4: Handlettering Alphabete: Schritt für Schritt zur eigenen Schönschrift – alle Basics, kreative Buchstaben & Schmuckelemente   
          Handlettering Alphabete
          Handlettering Alphabete: Schritt für Schritt zur eigenen Schönschrift – alle Basics, kreative Buchstaben & Schmuckelemente
          Tanja Cappell
          Veröffentlichungsdatum: 31. August 2017

          Neu kaufen: EUR 19,99

          (In der Bücher-Bestseller-Liste finden Sie maßgebliche Informationen über die aktuelle Rangposition dieses Produkts.)
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                    Embroidery Best Stitch 750 - Japanese Craft Book by pomadour24   

          2,275 JPY

          Paperback: 112 pages
          Publisher: Asahi Original (2011)
          Language: Japanese
          Book Weight: 460 Grams
          The book introduces 750 Pretty Embroidery Designs.

          * Flowers, Plants, Nuts
          * Animals Insects, and People
          * Numbers and Alphabets
          * Lines and Corners


          SHIPPING INFORMATION
          The book will be shipped out from JAPAN by Regular AIRMAIL to all over the world. Please allow 1 week for delivery. From my experience, this method is always very fast and reliable.


                    Cross Stitch Revival Designs - Japanese Embroidery Craft Book by pomadour24   

          1,960 JPY

          Paperback: 71 pages
          Publisher: Gakken (2016)
          Language: Japanese
          Book Weight: 195 Grams
          The book introduces Retro Style Cross Stitch Embroidery Designs and their Patterns.

          Chapter 1 : Botanical Designs
          Chapter 2 : Animal Designs
          Chapter 3 : Buildings and Vehicle Designs
          Chapter 4 : Geometric Designs
          Chapter 5 : Classical Designs
          Chapter 6 : Alphabet Designs

          SHIPPING INFORMATION
          The book will be shipped out from JAPAN by Regular AIRMAIL to all over the world. Please allow 1 week for delivery. From my experience, this method is always very fast and reliable.

          Do you want to lower shipping cost? and Your are not in hurry?
          Please ask me for quote by SAL Shipping Cost. SAL take about 2-3 weeks for delivery, but it is cheaper than Regular Airmail.


                    KMap IME   
          Java based InputMethodEngine (ime) using the kmap-files from Yudit and the kmp files from Simredo. Currently support over 120 different languages/alphabets. Tag:
                    Sonntagsfrage: Was halten Sie davon, dass es jetzt ein großes ẞ gibt?   
          Freunde der deutschen Sprache haben Grund zu feiern: Erstmals seit Einführung des kleinen "p" im Jahr 1902 gesellt sich ein neuer Buchstabe zum deutschen Alphabet: Das große "ß", künftig ẞ. Wie finden Sie den neuen Kandidaten? In dieser Woche will der POẞTILLON (unterstützt durch Spelling Control) von Ihnen wissen: mehr...

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                    Hotel Transylvania Finger Family Part 1 | Scary Nursery Rhymes | Hooplakidz Toons   

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                    44 64 118 125 | The 125 degrees of spirituality (advancement to Creator) in Kabbalah +Spirituality = 125 (Ordinal Gematria   



          http://www.kabbalah.info/eng/content/view/frame/4290?/eng/content/view/full/4290&main

          The 125 degrees of spirituality...

          Using the alphabetic order, A, B, C - 1, 2, 3... spiritual sums to 125.


          Interesting that....

          Kill = 44/64
          Death = 118

                    GMAT Problem Solving (PS) | Re: In how many ways can the letters of the word ABACUS be rearranged   
          Since the vowels, must always appear together(you combine the vowels as 1 unit)
          Lets call this unit X. Now we have 4 letters,X B C S which can be arranged in 4!(24) ways

          Now coming to the ways the vowels can be arranged, since there are two A's and 1 U
          They can be arrangedAUA, UAA and AAU(3 ways)

          Total ways of arranging the alphabets of ABACUS
          such that vowels occur togther : 24*3 =72(Option D)
          ...

                    How To Add Alphabet Character    

          Hello I have one textbox which gives for example value : B456

          I used this tutioral

          http://geekswithblogs.net/dotNETvinz/archive/2009/06/04/adding-dynamic-rows-in-gridview-with-textboxes.aspx

          on load first row it has to show in header1 : B456

          On add new row it has to come B456/A

          again B456/B

          again B456/C

          How to do so..?


                    7 Ways to Sleep Better Tonight   
          This article originally appeared on Naturally Savvy Digest


          Sleep is one of the most impactful activities when it comes to our overall health—it effects weight loss, mood, memory, stress, and so many aspects of our work and home lives. However, getting a good night’s rest is sometimes easier said than done.

          If you find yourself tossing and turning when your head hits the pillow, these easy tweaks to your nighttime routine will have you in dreamland in no time.

          Put down your phone for a good read

          It’s a good idea to turn off (or at least put away) your phone at least an hour before bed for a number of reasons: the light it emits can disrupt your internal clock, a work email that late could cause stress, and surfing social media can be a big time eater. Reading a good book will relax you while still keeping you entertained.

          Practice gratitude

          Keep a small journal in or on your nightstand, and try to write down three things you’re grateful for every night. This allows your focus to shift away from any worries and towards the positive.

          Keep it cool

          If you like having baths at night, try a cool shower instead. Help your body adjust for sleep by lowering the temperature in your room to between 65-72 degrees. Open a window or set up a fan if you can.

          Drink up

          Try to avoid anything with alcohol, sugar, or caffeine. Instead have lemon water, cup of herbal tea (especially anything with camomile, valerian, or passion flower), warm milk, or cherry juice (which contains melatonin).

          Eat your biggest meal at midday

          Keeping your dinner light could really improve your quality of sleep. Make lunch your heaviest meal and focus on light, fresh foods at dinner. Avoid carbs, dairy, and anything acidic if heartburn keeps you up at night.

          Count colors instead of sheep

          If you’re really having trouble drifting off, counting sheep won’t cut it since it’s not engaging enough to distract you. With your eyes closed, try naming all the items in your room in a certain color. Alternatively, you could count backwards in another language, work your way through the alphabet coming up with cities or countries, or imagining yourself in a relaxing scenario in as much detail as possible.

          Get out of bed

          A light stretch can really help if you’re tossing and turning. Try a short, easy stretch in your bedroom without turning the lights on, focusing on long, deep breaths.


          About the Blog

          Founded by two holistic nutritionists and a trusted expert on healthy living, Naturally Savvy’s main focus is to make sure its readers eat organic and whole foods, while learning how to integrate nutrition into their daily lives. The website shares the latest news on healthy living, lessons about the harmful ingredients lurking in various food items available today and other tips to make you and your family live a happy and healthy life.


                    Waymo’s going to Phoenix to work on Avis’ self-driving fleet   
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          Waymo, the self-driving division inside of Alphabet, has partnered with car rental company Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous cars in Phoenix, Arizona. Avis will be responsible for cleaning the car, managing oil and tire changes, and performing regular safety inspections. It will not manage the specialized hardware, like Waymo’s Lidar sensors. See Also:... Read more »

          The post Waymo’s going to Phoenix to work on Avis’ self-driving fleet appeared first on ReadWrite.


                    Amenda de la CE da o lovitura grea Google: profitul Alphabet se reduce cu 2,7 miliarde de dolari   
          Alphabet Inc, firma mama a Google, a avertizat ca profitul sau din trimestrul doi va fi redus cu aproximativ 2,74 miliarde de dolari din cauza recentei amenzi primite de la Comisia Europeana, transmite Bloomberg.
                    Meaning of the English name Worth is from the farm   

          Meaning of the English name Worth is from the farm

          Worth means from the farm Local Origin of Name: English From the Old English name Worth Meaning: 'From the farm' Emotional Spectrum . Loves to be in love... Personal Integrity . Friends know that Worth can be called on in a crisis. Personality . Wealth is not what you have, but what you are. Relationships . Starts slowly, but a relationship with Worth builds over time. Travel & Leisure . Can be packed and ready on a moment's notice! Career & Money . Education is the key to Worth's career path. Life's Opportunities . A person who welcomes new technology, Worth will go far. Worth's Lucky Numbers: 20 .29 . 1 . 40 . 25 . 42 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the Greek female name Agalia is joy or happy   

          Meaning of the Greek female name Agalia is joy or happy

          Agalia Local Origin of Name: Greek From the name Agalia Meaning: Joy or Happy Emotional Spectrum • Somewhat a rebel, she must control her impulses. Personal Integrity • Friends know that Agalia will never talk behind their back. Personality • She is one of those quiet people who's talking all the time. Relationships • A quiet weekend away is everything! Travel & Leisure • While her career is important, her hobby takes front seat! Career & Money • With the right help, she will choose the best career. Life's Opportunities • College is crucial to her success, more so than others! " The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. " Created By Firstnamestore.com A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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                    Meaning of the English female name Cashlin is vain   

          Meaning of the English female name Cashlin is vain

          Local Origin of Name: English

          From the name Cashlin

           First and Last Name

                 Meaning:   Vain  

          Emotional Spectrum .Quiet moments help balance this usually  outgoing person.

          Personal Integrity  .Friends know Cashlin as a trusted acquaintance.

          Personality .She likes to relax and take life as it comes.

          Relationships .People who know Cashlin want to be her friend.

          Travel & Leisure .Can be packed and ready on a moment's notice!

          Career & Money .Many  job changes will occur before the right  career emerges.

          Life's Opportunities .Hard work will pay off for this faithful employee.

          Cashlin's Lucky  Numbers:    27 .13 .40 .9 .25 .42

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                    Opening of the Pastoral Conference of the Diocese of Rome (Basilica of Saint John Lateran, 19 June 2017)   

          PASTORAL CONFERENCE OF THE DIOCESE OF ROME

          ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

          Basilica of Saint John Lateran
          Monday, 19 June 2017

          [Multimedia]


          As that priest said, “Before speaking, I shall say a few words”.

          I wish to thank Cardinal Vallini for his words and I would like to say something that he was unable to say, because it is a secret, but the Pope can say it. After the election, when they told me that I had to go first to the Pauline Chapel and then to the balcony to greet the people, immediately the name of the Cardinal Vicar came to my mind: “I am the bishop; there is a vicar general...”. Right away. I even felt it fondly. And I called him. And from the part of Cardinal Hummes, who was at my side during the ballot count and who told me things that helped me. These two accompanied me, and from that moment I said: “On the balcony with my Vicar”. There, on the balcony. From that moment on he has accompanied me, and I wish to thank him. He has many virtues and also a sense of objectivity that has helped me many times, because at times I “fly” and he helps me “land” with so much charity.... I thank you, your Eminence, for the companionship. But Cardinal Vallini is not retiring, because he belongs to six Congregations and will continue to work, and it is better this way, because a Neapolitan without work would be a calamity in the dioceses ... [laughter, applause]. I would like to thank him publicly for his help. Thank you!

          And to all of you, good afternoon!

          I thank you for this opportunity enabling me to begin this, your diocesan conference, in which you will discuss an important theme for the life of our families: to accompany parents in the education of their adolescent children. In these days you will reflect upon several key topics that correspond in some way to the places in which our being a family is played out (home, school, social networks, the intergenerational relationship, the precariousness of life and family isolation).

          I would like to share with you a few “premises” that may help us in this reflection. Often we do not realize it, but the spirit we reflect with is just as important as the content (a good athlete knows that the warm-up counts as much as the performance that follows). Therefore, this conversation can help us in this sense: a “warm-up”, and then it will be up to you to “give it all you’ve got”. I will divide this presentation into small sections.

          1. In ‘Roman’!

          To enter this theme, I wished to call the first of the keys “In Roman”: the actual dialect of the Romans. We often fall into the temptation of thinking or reflecting on things “generally”, “in the abstract”. Thinking about problems, about situations, about adolescents.... And in this way, without realizing it, we fall completely into nominalism. We would like to embrace everything but we accomplish nothing. Today I invite you to think “in dialect” about this theme. And to do this we have to make a considerable effort, because we are called to think about our families in the context of a big city like Rome; with all its wealth, opportunities, variety, and at the same time with all its challenges. Not to close ourselves off and ignore the rest (we are always Italians), but to face reflection and even moments of prayer with a healthy and stimulating realism; no abstraction, no generalization, no nominalism.

          Family life and the education of adolescents in a great metropolis like this requires particular attention at the foundation, and we can not take it lightly. Because educating or being a family is not the same thing in a small town as it is in a metropolis. I am not saying it is better or worse. It is simply different. The complexity of the capital does not allow for reductive summaries, but rather spurs us to a multifaceted way of thinking, through which every neighbourhood and zone echoes in the diocese and in this way the diocese can be visible, palpable in every ecclesial community, with its own way of being.

          You experience the tensions of this great city. In many of the pastoral visits I have made a few of your daily practical experiences have been presented to me: distances between home and work (in some cases up to two hours to get there); the lack of close family ties, because of having to relocate to find work or to be able to afford rent; living always “down to the last penny” to get to the end of the month, because the pace of life is more costly in and of itself (it is easier to manage in small towns); time is often insufficient for getting to know neighbours where we live; the need in so many homes to leave children all alone.... And thus we could go on listing a large number of situations that touch the life of our families. Therefore carry out your reflection and prayer “in Roman”, in practice, with all these concrete things, with the very real faces of families and thinking about how you can help each other to form your children within this reality. The Holy Spirit is the great initiator and generator of processes in our societies and situations. He is the great guide of transformative and salvific dynamics. With him, do not be afraid to “walk” through your neighbourhoods, and to think about how to give impulse to support for parents and adolescents, that is, in practice.

          2. Connected

          In addition to the previous one, I would like to focus on another important aspect. The current situation is gradually giving rise in all of our lives, and especially in our families, to the experience of feeling “uprooted”. We speak of a “liquid society” — and so it is — but today I would like, in this context, to present to you the growing phenomenon of the uprooted society. This means people, families who are gradually losing their ties, that essential fabric so important to feeling a part of one another, partners with others in a common plan. It is the experience of knowing that “we belong” to others (in the noblest sense of the term). It is important to keep in mind this climate of uprootedness, because little by little it seeps into our gaze and especially into our children’s life. An uprooted culture, an uprooted family is a family without history, without memory, indeed without roots. And when we are not rooted, any wind can end up carrying us away. For this reason one of the first things we must think about as parents, as families, as pastors is the settings in which to root ourselves, where to create bonds, find roots, where to grow that fundamental network that allows us to feel “home”. Today social networks would seem to offer us this area of “network”, of connection with others, and they also make our children feel part of a group. But the problem that they bring, because of their very “virtuality”, is that they leave us as if “up in the air” — I have said “liquid society”; we can say “fizzy society” — and therefore very “volatile”. There is no worse alienation for a person than to feel he or she has no roots, that he or she does not belong to anyone.

          So often we demand from our children excessive formation in certain fields that we consider important for their future. We make them study a number of things so they may give their “best”. But we do not give the same importance to the fact that they know their land, their roots. We deprive them of knowing the great people and the saints who engendered us. I know you have a workshop dedicated to intergenerational dialogue, to the area of grandparents.

          I know it might be repetitive but I feel it as something the Holy Spirit has imprinted on my heart: in order that our young people may have visions, may be “dreamers”, may face the future with boldness and courage, it is necessary that they listen to the prophetic dreams of their fathers (cf. Joel 2:28). If we want our children to be formed and prepared for the future, it is not only by learning languages (to give an example) that they will succeed. It is necessary that they be connected, that they know their roots. Only in this way will they be able to fly high; otherwise they will be captured by the “visions” of others.

          And I return to this, I am obsessed perhaps but.... Parents must make space for their children to speak to their grandparents. Many times the grandfather or the grandmother is in a retirement home and they do not go to visit them.... They must speak [to them]. Even by overstepping parents but taking roots from their grandparents. Grandparents have this quality of transmitting history, faith, belonging. And they do it with the wisdom of those who are on the threshold, ready to leave. I return, I have said several times, to the passage of Joel (cf. 2:28): “Your old men shall dream and your young people shall prophesy”. And you are the bridge. Nowadays we do not let grandparents dream, we discard them. This culture discards grandparents because grandparents do not produce; this is the “throw-away culture”. But grandparents can only dream when they meet a new life; then they dream, they talk.... But think of Simeon, think about that chatterbox Anna who went from one place to another saying: “It is that one! It is that one!”. This is beautiful; this is beautiful. They are the grandparents who dream and they give children [the sense of] belonging that they need. I would like that in this intergenerational workshop, you undertake an examination of conscience on this. To find the concrete history in grandparents. And not to leave them aside. I do not know if I have recounted this once, but a memory of a story that one of my two grandmothers told me comes to my mind. Once upon a time there was a widowed grandfather in a family. He lived with the family but he had aged and when they ate, some soup would fall from his mouth or some saliva, and he would get a bit soiled. And the father decided to make him eat on his own in the kitchen, “so we can invite friends...”. And so it was. A few days later, he comes back from work and he finds his child playing with a hammer, nails, wood.... “What are you making?” — “A table” — “why a table?” — “A table to eat at” — “But why?” — “So that when you get old, you can eat there by yourself”. This child had understood intuitively where the roots were.

          3. In motion

          Educating adolescents in motion. Adolescence is a phase of transition in the life of not only your children but of the whole family — the whole family is in a transitional phase — you know it well and you experience it; and as such, we must address it in its totality. It is a phase of bridging, and for this reason adolescents are neither here nor there; they are in motion, in transit. They are not children (and they do not want to be treated as such) and they are not adults (but they want to be treated as such, especially at the level of privileges). They are experiencing precisely this tension, first of all within themselves and then with those who surround them.1 They always seek confrontation; they question, dispute everything; they look for answers. And at times, they do not listen to the answers, and they ask another question before the parents say the answer.... They pass through these various states of mind, and their families with them. However, allow me to tell you that it is a precious time in the life of your children. A difficult time, yes. A time of changes and of instability, yes. A phase that presents great risks, no doubt. But above all, it is a time of growth for them and for the entire family. Adolescence is not a pathology and we cannot address it as though it were. A child who experiences his or her adolescence (as difficult as it may be for the parents) is a child with future and hope. I am often worried by the current tendency to prematurely “medicalize” our young people. It seems that everything is resolved by medicalizing, or controlling everything with the slogan “make the most of your time”, and in this way young people’s agenda is worse than that of a senior manager.

          Therefore I insist: adolescence is not a pathology that we must combat. It is a normal, natural part of growing up, of the life of our young people. Where there is life there is movement; where there is movement there are changes, seeking, uncertainty; there is hope, joy and also anguish and desolation. Let us correctly frame our discernment within the foreseeable fundamental processes. There are margins that are necessary to be aware of so as not to be alarmed, not to be careless, nor to be negligent, but to know how to accompany and help [young people] to grow. Not everything is insignificant, but neither does everything have equal importance. For this reason it is important to discern which battles are to be fought and which are not. In this matter it is very helpful to listen to couples with experience, who, although they can never give us a recipe, can help us with their testimony to know this or that margin or range of behaviour.

          Our young people seek to be and want to feel they are — logically — protagonists. They do not at all like to feel commanded or to respond to “orders” coming from the adult world (they follow their “accomplices’” rules of the game). They seek that complicit autonomy that lets them feel “they are in control of themselves”. And here we have to pay attention to uncles and aunts, especially those who have no children or who are not married.... I learned my first bad words from a “spinster” uncle [laughter]. In order to gain the favour of their nephews or nieces, they often do not do the right thing. There was the uncle who used to sneakily give us cigarettes ... things of those times. And nowadays.... I am not saying they are bad, but one has to be careful. In this search for autonomy that young people want, we can find a good opportunity, especially for schools, parishes and ecclesial movements. To encourage activities that put them to the test, that make them feel as protagonists. They need this. Let us help them! They seek in many ways the “dizziness” that makes them feel alive. So, let’s give it to them! Let us encourage all that helps them to transform their dreams into projects, and enables them to discover that all the potential they have is a bridge, a passageway to a vocation (in the broadest and most beautiful sense of the word). Let us offer them broad goals, great challenges, and let us help them to accomplish them, to reach their goals. Let us not leave them on their own. Thus, let us challenge them more than they challenge us. Let us not allow them to receive that “dizzying sensation” from others, who do nothing but put their lives at risk: let us give it to them ourselves; but the right dizziness that satisfies this desire to move, to go forward. We see many parishes that have the capacity to “capture” adolescents. “These three days of holiday, let us go to the mountains, let us do something ... or let us go whitewash that school in a poor neighbourhood which needs it...”. Make them protagonists of something.

          This calls for finding educators capable of committing themselves to young people’s growth. It calls for educators spurred by love and by the passion to make grow in them the life of the Spirit of Jesus, to show that being Christian demands courage and is a beautiful thing. To educate today’s adolescents we cannot continue to use a merely scholastic teaching model, of ideas alone. It is necessary to follow the pace of their growth. It is important to help them to acquire self-esteem, to believe that they can truly succeed in all they they apply themselves to. In motion. Always.

          4. Integrated education

          This process requires a simultaneous and integrated manner of developing the various languages that build us as persons. That means teaching our young people to integrate all that they are and that they do. We might call it socio-integrated alphabetizing, which is education based on the intellect (the head), feelings (the heart), and actions (the hands). This will offer our young people the opportunity for harmonious growth, not only at the personal but, at the same time, the social level. It is essential to create places where social fragmentation is not the dominant framework. To this end it is important to teach them to think what they feel and do, to feel what they think and do, and to do what they think and feel; that is, integrating the three languages. A dynamism of ability placed at the service of the person and of society. This will help enable our young people to feel active and as protagonists in their growth processes, and will also lead them to feel called to participate in the building of the community.

          They want to be protagonists: let us give them room so they may be protagonists, guiding them — obviously —and giving them the tools to develop all of this growth. For this I believe that the harmonious integration of different spheres of knowledge — of the mind, the heart and the hands — will help them to build their character. We often think that education is imparting knowledge, and along the way we leave emotional illiterates and young people with countless incomplete plans because they have found no one to teach them how to “do”. We have concentrated education on the head, overlooking the heart and hands. This too is a form of social fragmentation.

          At the Vatican, when the guards take their leave, I receive them one by one, those who are leaving. The day before yesterday, I received six [of them]. One by one. “What are you doing, what will you do?”. I thank them for their service. And one of them said this to me: “I am going to be a carpenter. I would like to be a woodworker but I will be a carpenter. Because my father taught me a lot about this and my grandfather too”. The desire to “do”: this young man was well educated with the language of doing, and his heart is good too because he was thinking about his father and his grandfather, an affectionate, good heart. Learning “how to do...”. This struck me.

          5. Yes to adolescence, no to competition

          As the last element, it is important for us to reflect on an environmental dynamic that involves everyone. It is interesting to observe how young people want to be “grown-ups” and “grown-ups” want to be or have become adolescents.

          We cannot ignore this culture, since it is air that we all breathe. Today there is a sort of competition between parents and children; different from that of other eras in which a confrontation normally occurred between one and the other. Today we have passed from comparison to competition. There are two different dynamics of the spirit. Our young people today find much competition and few people to measure themselves against. The adult world has welcomed “eternal youth” as a paradigm and model of success. It seems that to grow up, to mature, “to age” is a bad thing. It is synonymous with a frustrated or used up life. Today it seems that everything is to be masked and concealed. As if the very fact of living had no meaning. Appearances, not aging, wearing makeup.... I feel sorry when I see those who dye their hair.

          How sad it is when someone wants to give the heart a “facelift”! And today, we use the word “facelift” more than the word heart. How painful it is when someone wants to erase the “wrinkles” of so many encounters, of so much joy and sadness! The thought of when they advised the great Anna Magnani to get a facelift, comes to mind. She said: “No, these wrinkles have cost me my entire life: they are precious”.

          In a certain sense this is one of the most dangerous, “unwitting” threats in the education of our adolescents: excluding them from their growth processes because adults take their place. And we find many adolescent parents, many. Adults who do not want to be adults and want to play at being adolescents forever. This “marginalization” can augment a natural tendency that young people have to isolate themselves or to stop their growth processes for lack of comparison. There is competition but no comparison.

          6. Spiritual “gluttony”

          I would not want to conclude without this aspect which can be a key topic that intersects all the workshops that you will have: it is across the board. It is the theme of austerity. We are living in a context of very intense consumerism.... And making a connection between consumerism and what I have just said: after food, medicine and clothing, which are essential for living, the highest spending is for beauty products, cosmetics. This is statistical! Cosmetics. It is awful to say this. And cosmetics, which used to be more about women, are now the same with both sexes. After spending for basic things, the first thing is cosmetics and then mascots [companion animals]: food, veterinarian.... These are statistics. But this is another topic, the one of pets which I will not touch upon now: we will think about this further ahead. But let us return to the topic of austerity. As I said, we are living in a context of intense consumerism. It seems that we are urged to consume consumption, in the sense that the important thing is to always consume. In the past, we used to say to those who had this problem that they were addicted to shopping. Nowadays, this is not said anymore. We are all within this rhythm of consumerism. For this reason, it is urgent to recover that very important and undervalued spiritual principle: austerity. We have entered an abyss of consumerism and we are induced to believe that we are valued according to what we are capable of producing and consuming, to what we are capable of having. Educating in austerity is an incomparable richness. It awakens genius and creativity, generates opportunities for imagination and especially opens one to teamwork, in solidarity. It opens one to others. A type of “spiritual gluttony” exists. That attitude of gluttons who, instead of eating, devour all that surrounds them (they seem to gorge themselves as they eat).

          I think it does us good to educate ourselves better, as family, about this “gluttony”, and to make room for austerity as a way to meet one another, to build bridges, to open up spaces, to grow with and for others. This can be done only by one who knows how to be austere; otherwise he or she is simply a “glutton”.

          In Amoris Laetitia I said to you: “The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty. Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union. Life together should not diminish but increase their contentment; every new step along the way can help couples find new ways to happiness” (n. 232). To me it seems important to experience the education of children beginning from this perspective, as a call the Lord makes to us, as family, to make this passage one of growth, in order to learn to better savour the life that he gives us.

          This is what I thought to tell you on this theme.

          [After Cardinal Vallini’s thanks and the blessing:]

          Thank you. Work well. I wish you all the best! Go forward!

          1 “For the young the future is long, the past short; In fact, at the start of the morning, there is nothing of the day to remember, while there is everything to hope. They are easy to deceive because of the reason mentioned; that is, because they readily hope. And they are more courageous, for they are full of passion and hope, and the former of these prevents them fearing, while the latter inspires them with confidence, for no one fears when angry, and hope of some advantage inspires confidence. And they are bashful” (Aristotle, Rhetoric, ii, 12:2).

           

           
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                    世界智能大会马云、李彦宏发言,读AI名校需287万,活动行获数千万融资   

          1.李开复《纽约时报》发专栏文章

          创新工场创始人兼CEO、人工智能工程院院长李开复博士在纽约时报(The New York Times)的“观点”(Opinion)栏目发表专栏文章《人工智能对人类社会的真正威胁》(The Real Threats of Artificial Intelligence)。在这篇文章里,李开复博士讨论了人工智能技术未来发展所带来的几个更真切和亟待解决的问题:全球性的失业问题及可能产生的全球性经济失衡和贫富差距。 

          李开复指出目前不用去花大精力去担忧人工智能控制人类的发生,应该急需解决的是当下可能面对的人工智能所带来的对现有职业和工作版图大规模地颠覆的这一问题。 

          因目前,人类还没有任何已知的途径和方法能够将当前最卓越的人工智能系统——比如刚刚战胜了最出色的人类棋手柯洁的围棋计算机程序AlphaGo,转化为通用的人工智能,即具有自我意识、可进行常识性推理、能够自觉地从多领域获取知识、并具有感知、表达和理解等能力的电脑程序。所以人类将迎来了仅用少量人力就能创造巨大财富的发展时代和大量人员也将因此而下岗和失业这两件事才是需要去解决的实际问题? 

          另外,最大程度地缩小人工智能可能造成的经济失衡和贫富差距,也是当下必须要考虑的问题,此差距不仅体现在国家内部,也体现在国与国之间。从乐观的角度看:人工智能为我们展现了一个打破全球经济失衡状态的机会,而挑战所带来的巨大影响,将使任何国家都无法置身事外。 

          品途点评:确实,近乎于科幻电影的未来猜想不应该作为我们担心的,眼下还是要解决直接导致社会人力资源分配的问题才是重点,否则等你我都失业了,是不是只有主产主义社会才能保证有饭吃,饿不死? 

          2.世界智能大会

          6月29日,由天津市政府与国家发改委、科技部、工信部等主办的世界智能大会在天津开幕。会上,百度李彦宏、阿里马云、联想柳传志等中国科技领袖都围绕人工智能发表演讲。 

          阿里马云:智能时代,想象力决定竞争力;中美联合起来解决事情才有意义 

          马云在会上谈了他对人工智能、智能,以及未来人类机会的看法。 

          马云说,智能世界有三个最主要的要素,第一互联网,第二大数据,第三云计算。互联网是个生产关系,大计算计算能力,云计算是生产力,而大数据是生产资料。马云认为,智能时代,不要让机器去模仿人类,而让机器去做人做不到的事情,“让机器去发展自己的智能的力量,尊重机器,敬畏机器”。 

          不过,只要人类仍然能够创新,仍然拥有想象力,人类就还有机会。马云说,我们不能改变未来,那就学会改变自己,人工智能的发展势不可挡,人类只能学会改变自己。 

          对中国而言,他坚信换道超车,不太相信弯道超车,因为“弯道超车十超九翻”,正是因为在不同的赛道上竞争,才会有中国互联网的发展,中国互联网金融的发展。 

          马云说,机器智能和人工智能发展的前提是海量数据,中国独特的国家优势,还没有出现大量所谓的信息垄断和数据垄断。中国有机会走出一条独特之路。“不是看百度或者腾讯,我们应该看谷歌走到哪里,IBM 走到哪里了。”但是,这也不是竞争,马云强调,中美之间任何的对抗都没有意义,中美之间联合起来解决问题才是有意义的事情。 

          品途点评:马云爸爸还真是关心zhong美关系咯 

          百度李彦宏:人工智能时代是大家的时代 

          李彦宏表示,人工智能时代已来。他说,智能技术将是未来 30 到 50 年推动世界经济发展最重要的力量。回顾技术的发展,李彦宏指出,像百度这样的搜索引擎公司一直在引领技术的创新,其中一个典型的例子便是在世界范围内率先创建 GPU 集群。 

          李彦宏结合百度在人脸识别、语音识别等方面的应用,指出中国在人工智能方面的优势,并表示这种优势有目共睹。李彦宏认为,人工智能时代需要新的思考方式,要“Think AI”。 

          最后,李彦宏说,人工智能时代不是某一家公司或者某几家公司的专利,相反它是很多公司合在一起来做的事情,“比如说现在百度在无人驾驶上做了好几年,积累了很多的技术,但是我们仍然觉得,靠我们一家公司做这个事是做不成的,我们需要把像大陆、博世这种等 Tier 1(一级供应商)的厂商引进来,也要把汽车制造商引进来,也需要把共享出行的运营商引进来。在芯片的层面,我们和英特尔合作,我们跟英伟达这样完全靠 GPU起 来的一个公司也要有合作,跟 HTC 等等很多公司合作。大家一起合作才能把智能技术推向一个新的高潮。” 

          品途点评:李彦宏真是BAT中颜值最高的 

          联想控股董事长柳传志:以企业为主体推进智能科技产业,还需要转变观念上的认识。 

          柳传志发表演讲《科技创新过去的坎坷和未来的光明》,总结过去,展望未来。 

          柳传志说,“为什么过去我们科技创新举步维艰?一是对企业创新主体的实质我自己认为了解还不认可,第二点就是国企的机制,有待改造。第三点是以前的民企实力不足。 

          柳传志表示:在移动互联网应用中,中国已经站在世界前列,更为关键的是,中国企业已经有足够的实力开展未来科技布局。这体现在中国企业已经能用撒网的方式支持科技创新。 

          第一不是不做,而是做不到:观念上的原因 

          科技创新以企业为主体的实质是如何加强企业自己的科技队伍,这一点密切的结合也是一种转化,也是加强的一种,而不仅是转化,但是这个呢,大家还有认识,逐渐要有一个过程吧,就是企业工作者,这个和各方各面的认识和形成还要有一个过程。  

          第二企业为什么做不到?资金投入、企业家的眼光和制度 

          1你要通过技术创新取得核心性的突破,并且要得到规模效益的话是需要大量的长期的资金投入。

          2不能的就是这个企业家要有眼光,要有正确的战略布局

          3国企是有钱的,但是原有的体制是做不到的,因为这种巨额的投资仍然要快速做出决定 

          第三中国企业有实力为未来科技布局:四大原因 

          1我们已能够用撒网式的方式来支持科技创新

          2规模的企业,已经有实力把这个企业实验室的成果变成产品,变成效益,真正花钱的地方不是在研究室,不是实验室成果,而是小批量生产到大批量生产的过程。

          3我觉得在企业的科技队伍里边,科技人员可以是混合编队,就是既可以有中国人,也可以有外国人。

          4对于企业来说除了做技术研究以外我认为大的企业应该有实力进行基础性的研究,对人类有贡献的带有发明性的研究我认为也到了这个时候。 

          品途点评:柳总已经70多岁高龄还可以如此针砭时弊的指出国企制度问题,真乃变革者也。 

          3.Deepmind重大突破

          Google旗下DeepMind图片领域又有突破:将人类语句转化为图片。通过研读人类写下的句子创造出对应的逼真图片。举例来说,根据所写下的“一只头部黑色、眼睛和嘴都是橙色的黄色小鸟”这句话,AI就能创造出非常详实的图片。未来,如果该技术能引入刑侦部门,嫌疑人画像就能更加精准,警察破案也能更快了。 

          品途点评:如果对这个AI说:一张长得像树懒的脸,该出来什么图呢? 

          4.Cmu成立AI最大研究团体

          卡内基梅隆大学(CMU)正在改变人工智能教育的方式。CMU计算机科学学院(SCS)推出了一项名为 CMU AI 的新计划,联合学校各个院系和学科的人工智能研究,形成了世界上规模最大、经验最丰富的AI研究团体之一。 

          CMU AI 囊括了CMU七个学院涉及AI研究和教育的100多名教职员工。 

          CMU 自1956年创建了第一个AI计算机程序“Logic Theorist”以来,一直处于AI研究的前沿。 

          CMU 创建了世界上第一个也是唯一一个机器学习系,研究软件如何利用经验发现和学习。 

          CMU 的科学家开创了机器如何理解和翻译人类语言,以及计算机如何与人类交互的研究。 

          CMU 的机器人学研究所一直是研究机器如何感知,决策和行动的领导者,它还包括一个着名的计算机视觉小组,研究计算机如何理解图像。 

          在CMU,已经有近1000名学生参与了人工智能的研究和教育。CMU还积极开展向中小学生介绍AI的延伸项目,鼓励他们在该领域的发展。 

          品途点评:为了不让以后大家没工作,强烈要求AI加进义务教育啊! 

          5.吴恩达加入Drive.Ai董事会,二轮融资5000万美元

          6月28日,吴恩达妻子Carol Reiley(卡罗尔·莱利)创立的自动驾驶技术公司Drive.ai刚刚在官方博客发布最新消息:宣布公司完成5000万美元的B轮融资,本轮融资由NEA领投,GGV和现有投资者跟投。同时宣布Andrew Ng(吴恩达)加入Drive.ai董事会!并称吴恩达是全球知名的深度学习专家和企业家,对自动驾驶技术和战略具有独特见解! 

          品途点评:百度损失的人才,伤了李彦宏的心却回家“秀恩爱”去了 

          6.英伟达和大众合作开发智能交通深度学习系统

          德国汽车制造商大众周二表示,其将与芯片制造商英伟达合作,推出深度学习软件。该软件可用于管理交通流量,或使人类更容易与机器人合作。 

          英伟达在游戏GPU领域有着突出地位,但近年来它一直是汽车行业的关键参与者,为自动驾驶汽车提供了所谓的“大脑”。近日,该公司还宣布,将与沃尔沃以及瑞典汽车供应商Autoliv合作,开发自动驾驶汽车技术。该技术将于2021年投放市场。 

          品途点评:最近AI领域一直都在推崇要用新算法来提升AI 的能力,英伟达今年被评为世界第一聪明的公司,我们对智能交通的期望值可以再提高一些了。 

          7.普华永道达沃斯:中国是人工智能发展最大赢家

          2017年6月27日,在大连国际会议中心开幕。普华永道在第11届夏季达沃斯论坛发布《全球人工智能报告》,评估人工智能对宏观经济的影响。 

          普华永道认为,到2030年,人工智能将推动世界经济增长14%,相当于15.7万亿美元,而这个数字超过了中国与印度着两国目前的经济总量之和。人工智能将从两方面刺激经济增长:其中6.6万亿美元预计来自生产力的增长,而9.1万亿美元则来自于人工智能所激发的消费需求,主要是为人们提供个性化、定制化的产品和服务。 

          品途点评:人工智能革命会是又一次历史性革命了 

          8.曝读AI名校CMU私校本科四年要花287万人民币

          卡内基梅隆大学(CMU)全球顶级名校(国内不少顶级大佬就博士毕业于该校:李开复、陆奇、沈向洋等),人工智能方面响当当的名校,是全球学霸们的最佳选择名校之一。 

          不过,一名前CMU认知脑成像中心博士后研究员透露了在校学习的费用支出:CMU私校本科四年需要支付约30万美元,约为205万人民币!这意味税前收入需要达到42万美金,约合287万人民币!根据前两年的资料,一年学费需要将近7万美元花费,四年也需要约两百万人民币。

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          品途点评:等着把AI教育变成义务教育的那一天。 

          9.蚂蚁金服正式宣布向保险行业全面开放「定损宝」

          蚂蚁金服正式宣布向保险行业全面开放「定损宝」,将利用人工智能技术帮助保险公司实现车险理赔优化,不仅可以有效降低理赔运营成本、提升定损效率、解决偏远地区或高峰期人力不足的问题,还能增强用户体验、秒级解决问题、降低欺诈风险。 

          此次开放的技术主要为图象定损项目。蚂蚁金服保险事业群总裁尹铭现场演示了定损宝的具体使用方法。 

          首先,按照定损宝提示的要求,依次上传车辆的全景照片、受损部位照片以及受损部位细节照片;

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          之后,用户确认完成上传照片的确认,定损宝通过云端服务器的算法模型进行判定,在几秒内就可以给出准确的定损结论,并提供查看附近修理厂以及来年保费预测的功能。

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          品途点评:神奇的阿里,又能用这个赚好多钱了。 

          10.2017 全球最聪明 50 家公司出炉,中国数家公司上榜

          1.Nvidia (英伟达)

          2、SpaceX

          3、Amazon (亚马逊)

          4、23andMe

          5、Alphabet (谷歌母公司)

          6、iFlytek (科大讯飞)

          7、Kite Pharma (凯德药业)

          8、Tencent(腾讯)

          9、Regeneron (美国再生元制药公司)

          10、Spark Therapeutics (火花基因疗法公司)

           11、Face ++ (旷视科技)

          12、First Solar (福斯第一太阳能)

          13、 Intel (英特尔)

          14、Quanergy Systems

          15、 Vestas Wind Systems (维斯塔斯风力技术)

          16、Apple (苹果公司)

          17、 Merck (德国默克集团)

          18、Carbon 

          19、Desktop Metal (美国桌面金属公司)

          20、Ionis Pharmaceuticals

          21、Gamalon

          22、Illumina  

          23、Facebook (脸书)

          24、 Udacity (优达学城)

          25、DJI (大疆)

          26、MercadoLibre

          27、Microsoft (微软)

          28、Rigetti Computing

          29、Kindred AI

          30、Sophia Genetics

          31、Tesla (特斯拉)

          32、Oxford Nanopore 

          33、Foxconn (富士康)

          34、M-KOPA

          35、ForAllSecure 

          36、Flipkart(印度电商公司弗利普卡特)

          37、Bluebird Bio (蓝鸟生物公司)

          38、Adidas(阿迪达斯)

          39、IBM

          40、General Electric (通用电气)

           41、Alibaba (阿里巴巴)

          42、HTC

          43、Blueprism

          44、Africa Internet Group (非洲互联网集团)

          45、Veritas Genetics (奕真生物)

          46、Daimler (戴姆勒)

          47、Salesforce

          48、Snap

          49、Ant Financial (蚂蚁金服)

          50、Baidu(百度) 

          品途点评:用不了几年,中国公司可能会占领大部分榜单! 

          11.全世界首个AI和机器学习蛋白质互动数据库

          dSPP是世界首个AI和机器学习蛋白质互动数据库,与Keras和Tensorflow完全集成。 您可以访问peptone.io/dspp的数据库。 

          dSPP是本质无序蛋白质(IDPs)的唯一信息来源,这是一个具有挑战性的一类蛋白质研究。IDPs与很多人类疾病有关,包括阿尔茨海默病,帕金森病,朊病毒疾病,癌症分子基础,艾滋病病毒,HSV,HVC,ZIKVR等。 

          品途点评:看来,智能医疗领域又能有新的突破了。这是人类最大的福音。 

          12.强大的AI专家对企业来说价值多少?

          强大的AI专家= +/- 750万美元。 

          品途点评:终于知道为什么CMU的学费那么贵了 

          13.亚马逊快递无人机塔申请专利,外表神似蜂巢 

          亚马逊目前的配送中心大多位于郊区,显然不利于其无人机配送服务的布局。为此,亚马逊提交了一份新的专利申请,准备打造独设计独特、形似蜂巢的运营中心,让无人机像蜜蜂一样自如停靠取货、进行配送,为市区顾客提供无人机配送服务。

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          亚马逊设计的无人机配送运营中心是一座形似蜂巢的塔楼,内部配备机器人。亚马逊的配送无人机可以在该运营中心停靠,装载下一单配送任务的货物。 

          品途点评:亚马逊的理想很宏大!只能这么说。

          14.Petya病毒又一轮攻击

          6月27日,新一轮超强电脑病毒Petya正在包括俄罗斯、英国、乌克兰等在内的欧洲多个国家迅速蔓延。甚至导致切尔诺贝利核电站因使用微软系统的传感器关闭,被迫人工检测辐射水平。 

          最先受到感染的是总部位于伦敦的全球最大广告公司WPP,随后俄罗斯石油公司Rosneft、丹麦航运巨头APMoller-Maersk也都遭到了攻击。最大的受灾地当属乌克兰,乌克兰一些商业银行以及部分私人公司、零售企业、政府系统等都受到了攻击。此外,乌克兰首都基辅的鲍里斯波尔国际机场也受到了影响,造成大面积的航班延误。 

          腾讯电脑管家溯源追踪到中国区最早攻击发生在2017年6月27号早上,通过邮箱附件传播。另据乌克兰CERT官方消息称,邮箱附件被确认是该次病毒攻击的传播源头。 

          Petya勒索病毒釆用(CVE-2017-0199) RTF漏洞进行钓鱼攻击,通过EternalBlue(永恒之蓝)和EternalRomance(永恒浪漫)漏洞横向传播,用户一旦感染,病毒会修改系统的MBR引导扇区,当电脑重启时,病毒代码会在Windows操作系统之前接管电脑,执行加密等恶意操作。当加密完成后,病毒要求受害者支付价值300美元的比特币之后,才会回复解密密钥。 

          品途点评:无论是蓝鲸、wannacry,还是今天的Petya,原来的熊猫烧香等等,戳中的都是社会和商业的极大漏洞。

          一周科技融资盘点 

          教育科技

          创而新获得数千万元A轮融资

          创而新教育科技是一家数字化教育服务公司,为学校提供知慧云教育大数据服务整体解决方案,旗下产品包括辅助备课授课系统、知慧课堂互动教学系统,学业测评系统、网络教研和培训系统,以及面向2-12岁儿童的数字阅读子品牌WaWaYaYa+爱读等。公司日前宣布 获得数千万元A轮融资,由深圳大富华、深圳三诺集团、正勤资本投资。 

          新脑力获得战略投资

          新脑力是一家脑力教育和大脑潜能开发的教育机构,专注于中国人脑力教育和大脑潜能开发服务,隶属于广州新脑力教育科技有限公司,近日,新脑力获得战略投资,由长方集团投资。 

          医疗科技

          博识医疗云获经纬中国数千万人民币A轮投资

          博识医疗云是一个面向医疗科室的专业级患者信息管理和大数据分析系统,公司致力于为中国的临床科室及医生提供国际水准的医疗大数据管理及病房管理移动化解决方案,公司日前宣布获得经纬中国的数千万元人民币A轮投资。华兴Alpha担任此次融资的独家财务顾问。 

          爱宠医生获得数千万元A轮融资

          爱宠医生是一家互联网宠物医疗服务平台,在互联网宠物医疗领域,已经成为了领军品牌,旗下产品包括基于LBS的宠物医生免费在线问诊App+宠物医院SaaS管理系统+宠物医院的供应链服务平台。爱宠医生打通从线上问诊–线下就诊–诊后管理的闭环宠物医疗链条 。公司日前获得数千万元A轮融资,由探针基金领投,中金资本跟投。 

          迪英加科技获得1500万元天使轮融资

          迪英加是一家肿瘤活检切片大数据分析及人工智能推荐治疗云平台开发商,近日,迪英加科技获得1500万元天使轮融资,由将门创投等机构投资。 

          科技企业服务

          报销易获得1500万人民币A轮融资

          凯润星云网络是一家主打企业级财务及费用管理SaaS服务的公司,旗下核心产品为“报销易CEM(云费用管理)”。 公司日前获得1500万元A轮融资,投资方为红杉资本、真格基金。 

          找钢网获得2.2亿人民币F轮融资

          找钢网是一个钢材现货资源信息分享平台,为买家提供找货交易服务。旗下还有胖猫物流、钢铁超市、胖猫白条、找铝网等,上海找钢网信息科技股份有限公司旗下,近日,找钢网获得2.2亿人民币F轮融资,由华晟资本领投,首钢基金跟投。 

          巴图鲁完成超6亿元C轮融资

          巴图鲁是一家面向经销商的汽车配件B2B交易平台,提供汽配电商供应链服务,隶属于广州市巴图鲁信息科技有限公司,近日,巴图鲁完成超6亿元C轮融资,主要投资方为华平资本和钟鼎创投。 

          活动行获得数千万人民币A+轮融资

          活动行是北京艾科创意信息技术有限公司旗下网站,是一个活动报名发布与售票saas平台。隶属于台湾Accuvally (盈科泛利),近日,活动行获得数千万人民币A+轮融资,由腾讯,优客工场和Recruit投资 

          卓尔集团3.07亿元追加投资中农网 获得8.36%股权

          中农网是一家农产品B2B电子商务与全程供应链服务一体的垂直电商平台,为客户提供包括交易、信息、金融、质检、结算、物流等方面的线上及线下配套服务。 卓尔集团(02098-HK)日前发布公告称,间接全资附属公司卓尔云商供应链(武汉)有限公司拟以3.07亿元人民币收购卖方深圳市农产品股份有限公司所持有的项目公司深圳市中农网有限公司8.36%股权。 

          融云获得1亿元人民币B轮融资

          融云是一个面向开发者的即时通讯云服务提供商,包括客户端 IM 组件、客户端 IM 基础库、服务端 REST API、客户端实时网络通讯基础库等。北京云中融信网络科技有限公司旗下产品,近日,融云获得1亿元人民币B轮融资,由金浦投资领投,天星资本、上海嘉存跟投。 

          NewBanker获得2500万人民币Pre-A轮融资

          NewBanker是一家专注服务于中国财富管理行业的技术服务商,专注于提供以SaaS / PaaS的形式为财富管理机构提供业务支持系统(顾问云服•WBS)、场景获客系统(顾问云服•NTC)、产品管理系统(顾问云服•FOF)等科技支持,隶属于北京牛投邦科技咨询有限公司,近日,NewBanker获得2500万人民币Pre-A轮融资,由经纬投资。 

          销售罗盘获得2000万元A轮融资

          销售罗盘是一家提供B2B销售分析预测、资源管理、在线应用的互联网公司,一款基于销售数据分析模型和大数据算法的销售分析预测软件,寒崖(上海)网络科技有限公司旗下产品。公司日前宣布完成2000万元的A轮融资,由天鹰资本领投,用友幸福资本、复祥资本、新道科技跟投。 

          扩博智能Clobotics获得A轮融资

          扩博智能Clobotics是一家基于云端的企业级无人机机器视觉与大数据公司,专注于打造行业无人机解决方案,同时提供无人机实时数据采集、云端大数据处理和分析、以及商业智能和可视化数据提供商,隶属于上海扩博智能技术有限公司,近日,扩博智能Clobotics获得A轮融资,由GGV纪源资本投资。 

          绎维软件获得3000万元人民币A轮融资

          绎维软件是一个轻量化、企业级的数据协同处理平台,专注于进行计划/预算/预测/奖金 /返利/佣金计算/报表/分析等,致力于给客户提供一款能够帮助企业清晰了解业务和财务的系统,近日,绎维软件获得3000万元人民币A轮融资,由红杉中国投资。 

          科技生活服务

          友宝Ubox获得5.3亿人民币融资

          友宝Ubox是一个智能互联网自动售货机研发、生产、销售商。北京友宝科斯科贸有限公司旗下,近日,友宝获得5.3亿人民币融资,用于还贷。 

          中移电力获得300万人民币天使轮融资

          中移电力是一家“互联网+共享充电宝+共享移动wifi”的手机用户综合服务商, 作为一家为手机用户提供服务的企业,中移电力实现手机电量供应、移动wifi服务和手机用户服务的一体化链接融合,隶属于深圳中移电力科技有限公司,近日,中移电力获得300万人民币天使轮融资,投资人未透露。 

          中科华联获得天创资本投资

          中科华联主要从事湿法锂电池隔膜成套设备的研发、生产、销售业务,是一家环保新材料工艺、设备开发及推广公司。 天创资本日前宣布投资青岛中科华联,布局锂电池新材料领域。 

          F5未来商店获得3000万元A+轮融资

          F5未来商店是一家利用机器自动化结合算法替代人工的24小时智能无人便利店,这里无需服务员,所有烹饪、冲调饮品、取货、结算、库存盘点、清洁工作均由机器自动完成。佛山市创商汇电子商务有限公司旗下产品。 公司日前宣布获得创新工场的3000万元A+轮融资,融资将用于产品、供应链的进一步打磨和快速布店。 

          云汇天下获得1500万人民币Pre-A轮融资

          云汇天下是一家新一代智能家庭存储解决方案服务商,主打产品为云汇魔盒M1,近日,云汇天下获得1500万人民币Pre-A轮融资,由迅雷网络、晨兴资本投资。 

          邻里乐科技获得数千万元人民币战略投资

          解放区是一款立足于小区用户,提供相关小区物业服务、小区电商、小区住户社交等便民服务的移动应用。花样年控股旗下新产品,隶属于深圳前海邻里乐科技服务有限公司,近日,邻里乐科技获得数千万元人民币战略投资,由团贷网投资。 

          大数据

           小虫科技获得4000万元A轮融资

          小虫科技是一家贷后和企业数据服务商,专注于以大数据、渠道、流量为基础,拥有信贷技术、风控输出、征信咨询、不良资产管理、精准数字营销能力,隶属于上海小虫数据科技有限公司,近日,小虫科技获得4000万元A轮融资,由天鸽互动、柒酷投资、博汇源、苏河汇和探针创投投资。 

          AR/VR

          触控未来获得1000万人民币天使轮融资

          触控未来是一家VR+AI教育服务商,专注于提供VR+AI教育服务,致力于成为国内领先的教育生态建设者、优质教育内容提供者,以及综合教育解决方案供应商,隶属于北京触控未来科技有限公司,近日,触控未来获得1000万人民币天使轮融资,由UCCVR、乾然资本和东方汇富投资。 

          汽车&出行科技

          Hellobike获得数亿元人民币B+轮融资

          hellobike是一个共享单车平台,可实现在线用车,扫码解锁,其还车时只需在路边白线内,进行手动关锁,无固定车桩。隶属于上海钧正网络科技有限公司,近日,Hellobike获得数亿元人民币B+轮融资。 

          杰米电单获得1000万人民币天使轮融资

          杰米电单是一家提供共享电动单车服务的企业,首批主要投放海外市场。通过自有的研发和供应链优势,进入共享单车领域,杰米单车通过蓝牙和电子围栏等技术进行通信和停放管理,隶属于重庆宗申杰米科技有限公司,近日,杰米电单获得1000万人民币天使轮融资,由宗申集团投资。 

          和谐汽车获得2.8亿人民币战略投资

          和谐汽车是一家汽车维修服务商,专注于提供汽车保养维护服务,公司主要为用户提供节气门清洗、空调免拆清洗等保养服务,及汽车机械设备维修服务。同时还提供保险理赔、救援、保养常识、周边物品销售等服务,隶属于河南和谐汽车维修服务有限公司,近日,和谐汽车获得2.8亿人民币战略投资,投资方为和进汇创投、蓝彻瑞创投、力合汽车以及奥拓投资。 

          韬蕴资本收购易到

          易到用车是一家智能交通和汽车租赁服务商。北京东方车云信息技术有限公司旗下产品,近日,韬蕴资本收购易到,股权占比三分之二。 

          花生好车即将完成数亿元B轮融资

          花生好车是一家专注于新车销售及消费的汽车交易服务平台,通过“城市店+社群+服务+金融”的模式,为用户提供售前到售后全方位一站式服务,捷众信息咨询服务有限公司旗下产品,近日,花生好车即将完成数亿元B轮融资,投资方未透露。 

           爱拼机获得B+轮融资

          爱拼机是一家致力于专业拼团飞行的互联网大数据公司。爱拼机从事航空领域智能拼机网络平台,以拼飞机切入航空市场颠覆性的提升航空整体运营效率。集合拼机人工智能、多平台动态实时库存数据分析SaaS系统及复合场景拼机算法重塑航空机票售卖模式,提升航空产业全环节数据化升级,近日,爱拼机获得B+轮融资,由世纪资本领投,华映资本跟投。 

          Roadstar.ai获得1000万美元天使融资

          Roadstar.ai是一家主打L4自动驾驶的科技公司,选择以多传感器融合的方案切入自动驾驶,即通过算法+成本可控的传感器,进行L4级别自动驾驶的研发。公司日前获得千万美元天使融资,投资方为云启资本、松禾远望资本、银泰资本、耀途资本等机构。 

           亿车科技获得4000万元A+轮融资

          亿车科技是一个停车联网的解决方案提供商,旗下产品包括路边停车管理运营 “泊云” 和停车场运营项目 “蜜蜂停车”,其业务重点集中在路边停车、停车场联网、以及充电桩运营上,近日,亿车科技获得4000万元A+轮融资,由盛势资本领投,泰丰富盛股权投资基金跟投。 

          管车所获得数千万人民币天使融资

          管车所是一家汽车金融服务、汽车共享、汽车后市场服务商,旨在通过线上APP打造O2O汽车领域共享平台,让用户实现一键购车、租车、共享汽车服务,一站式解决所有与车相关的问题,隶属于广东管车所资产管理有限公司,近日,管车所获得数千万人民币天使融资,由天使投资人吴世春投资。 

          游戏/动漫/设计

          富控互动收购宏投网络剩余49%的股权

          宏投网络是一家游戏公司,旗下控股Jagex游戏公司,是一家在线游的开发商和发行商,研发了核心游戏RuneScape系列,近日,富控互动收购宏投网络剩余49%的股权,交易对价22.29亿元,2016年,富控互动已收购了宏投网络51%股权,本轮收购后,富控互动拥有其100%股份。 

          彩色铅笔动漫获得Pre-A轮融资

          彩色铅笔动漫是一家动画制作服务商,主要提供二维动画的制作,以及参与日本番剧的原画制作,作画风格基本是以12-18岁的主角为题材,内容涵盖热血、冒险、恋爱类等。旗下作品有《中国惊奇先生》、《撸时代》、《馒头日记》等,隶属于重庆彩色铅笔动漫设计有限责任公司,近日,彩色铅笔动漫获得Pre-A轮融资。 

          皮影客获得1700万人民币A轮融资

          皮影客是一家帮助普通人制作动画的初创公司,该工具可将动画制作的主要环节进行模块化处理,近日,皮影客获得1700万人民币A轮融资,由正保教育领投,蓝象资本跟投。


                    7/3/2017: NEWS: Personals on a plate   
          DOES this “spell” certain doom for our alphabetical numberplate spotting game? Readers have been competing to find the “highest” new rego plates starting with 1, with the understanding VicRoads issues them in alphabetical order. 1KP had narrowly...
                    Jawatan Kosong di Google Malaysia (KL) - 31 July 2017   
          Jawatan Kosong 2017 di Google Malaysia (KL) | Permohonan adalah dipelawa daripada Warganegara Malaysia yang berkelayakan dan berumur tidak kurang dari 18 tahun pada tarikh tutup iklan ditawarkan untuk memohon jawatan kosong di Google Malaysia (KL)

          Jawatan Kosong 2017 di Google Malaysia (KL) www.banyakjawatan.my


          Company Overview


          Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex.

          In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet. Google, Alphabet's leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai became CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page, who became CEO of Alphabet.


          Positions:

          Account Manager

          Industry Manager, Malaysia

          Google Marketing Solutions Sales Coach (Vietnamese Speaking ...

          Advertising Sales Industry Manager, Waze

          Video and Media Sales Lead, Malaysia and Vietnam


          Close date : 31 July 2017


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                    Alphabet Says EU Antitrust Fine To Cut Q2 Profit By $2.74 Bln   
          Alphabet Says EU Antitrust Fine To Cut Q2 Profit By $2.74 Bln
                    Mermaid Chevron Fill Stitch - Ocean Beach Summer -Instant Download Machine Embroidery Design by Embroitique   

          1.49 USD

          Sizes Included: 3.5", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 11", 12"

          Design Dimensions: (1.47" x 3.45"), (1.68" x 3.96"), (2.11" x 4.96"), (2.53" x 5.96"), (2.95" x 6.95"), (3.37" x 7.95"), (3.79" x 8.95"), (4.21" x 9.94"), (4.63" x 10.95"), (5.06" x 11.95")

          Stitch Count: 4413, 5423, 7826, 10762, 13995, 17736, 22046, 26829, 32014, 37408


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          Please note – these are digitized embroidery designs and monogram fonts. They are not patches that you sew on. You must have an embroidery machine to work with these files and a way to transfer the files from your computer to your embroidery machine - (usb, memory card, cd, etc.). With the monogram alphabets/fonts each letter is a separate design and you must layer or merge the designs together to create names or words. If the software that you are working with doesn't allow you to merge multiple designs together – you may need additional software to utilize these sets. We are happy to recommend software to use if needed. We DO NOT support files that have been saved into a format that is not offered and we cannot test. Designs that have been re-sized will not be supported. Re-sizing a file MAY compromise the integrity of the design.
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          REFUNDS:
          Due to the digital nature of our business, we do not offer refunds for designs received. All sales are final. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email us and we will work together to resolve any issues.


          SHIPPING:
          Instant download

          FORMATS:
          BX - DST - EXP - JEF - HUS - PES - SEW - SHV - VIP - VP3 - XXX. These are a few of the most popular formats. If you are unsure of the file type needed, or do not see the type for your machine listed please contact us BEFORE purchasing your items.

          Here is a helpful guide for the type of format needed for some of the machines on the market:

          -BabyLock PES
          -Bernina ART for Artista 440 and below; EXP for Artista 630 and up, and Deco 340. EXP or ART for Artista 730; ART or PES for Deco 330. ***please note**** In most cases, you can convert exp files into .art format. However, there are problems that can occur when converting some fill stitch designs. If you or your machine is converting from exp to .art – please be sure to check the files before stitching. We have several years of designs to convert – so this will take some time. If you have questions or would like a specific design, just ask!
          -Brother PES (Innovis, ULT, and PR-600 models also take DST)
          -Husqvarna Viking VIP for Platinum and SE; HUS for Rose, Iris, and Designer II; VIP, HUS, or DST for Diamond. SHV for Designer I; VP3 for Topaz.
          -Janome JEF for 12000, 11000, 10001, 10000, 9700, 9500, 350, 300. JEF or -DST for MB4.
          -SEW for 9000 and below.
          -Pfaff PCS for older machines, VIP for newer machines such as the Creative Vision
          -Singer XXX for most models

          SIZING:
          For monogram sets, the size of the set is based off of the Capital A in the alphabet. Each letter is sized proportionately to that letter, and will often times be larger than the size of the alphabet. For instance, a cursive capital Y has a tail that falls below the baseline of the letter, and would be larger than the capital A. Single design size label is based on height OR width of the design – but will be consistent for each specific design (example, for tall/narrow designs we will base the sizing off of the height of each design. For designs that are wider, we will size according to width. If you have questions, just ask! That is what we are here for


          We are the designers and manufacturers of the machine embroidery designs that we sell. All of our designs have been files with the US Copyright Office and are protected by copyright law. They may not be copied, traded, edited, shared or resold without written consent. Designs may be stitched on items for use or items for sale in limited quantities (75 items or less), however the actual designs files may not be edited or be resold for profit. Detailed information is included with your order.

          TERMS OF USE:
          YOU MAY:
          - use these products to create your own 3-DIMENSIONAL projects, crafts, clothing, cards, wall art and gifts to sell online, in stores or at craft shows THAT YOU MANAGE (i.e. No Third Party sites).
          - copy these files a CD/DVD or external hard drive that is owned and used expressly by you for back-up or archival purposes.
          - submit your creations using these products for publication provided proper credit is given to Embroitique.

          YOU MAY NOT:
          - Share, loan, trade, resell, or distribute these products.
          - Upload these products to any file sharing websites for any purpose.
          - Alter or modify these products and claim them as your own designs.
          - Use any part of these designs to create other digital embroidery files.
          - Create products for mass production or large commercial use.
          - Sell products on third party sites without the appropriate license, written consent, and credit (Contact Us for more information).
          - Make copies of these products other than for personal back-up or archival purposes.

          CREDITING THE DESIGNER:
          Where appropriate, please be sure to credit Embroitique when using our designs.
          COPYRIGHT POLICY:
          Copyrights to all images and graphics are registered with the US Copyright office and are retained by Embroitique with all rights reserved.
          UNAUTHORIZED USE:
          It is illegal to reproduce or distribute copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner.
          This license is nontransferable.

          Designs are copyrighted by Embroitique.com.


                    Robert Sears' An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire   
          Robert Sears was a 19th century American editor and publisher. He complied information from around the world on different subjects, which he then published in books marketed to the general public. I've been reading his "An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire," published in 1855. Mass immigration of Europeans to the USA had not yet begun, so there were few Slavic people in America in 1855. Mass Immigration through Ellis Island would begin around 1894. In the 19th century, Russia was a mysterious and romantic land to the vast majority of Americans. A book like this would have been quite popular among the masses.  PDF of the book: https://ia802607.us.archive.org/29/items/illustrateddescr00searrich/illustrateddescr00searrich.pdf

          Here is the section on Volhynia, the area of my ancestors.

          The government of Volhynia, formerly belonging to Poland, lies principally between the fiftieth and fifty-second degrees of north latitude, and the twenty-fourth and twenty-ninth degrees of east longitude, having on the northeast and north the governments of Grodno and Minsk ; on the east and southeast, Kiev ; on the south, Podolia ; on the southwest, Austrian Poland ; and on the west, the palatinate of Lublin. It has an area of about twenty-nine thousand square miles. The surface is in general an undulating plain ; and the hills, which are the last ramifications of the Carpathians, though they nowhere rise to three hundred feet above the level of the sea, give an agreeable variety to the scenery. The Boug rises in this province : the other principal rivers are the Styr, Goryne, &c., tributaries of the Pripet. Along some of these are extensive marshes and beds of turf; but in general the land is very fertile, producing at an average a considerable surplus of grain above the consumption. 


          A good deal of flax and hemp is also grown. Agriculture is, however, not more advanced than in the Lithuanian provinces ; and the gardens and orchards, particularly the former, are much neglected. The climate, though comparatively mild, is not warm enough for the vine. The forests comprise oak, beech, lindens, firs, pines, &c., and are very extensive, though only about two hundred square miles of forest-land belong to the crown. The pastures are excellent, and well adapted for the fattening of cattle ; a good many sheep, hogs, and poultry, are kept. Volhynia has a breed of horses smaller than the generality of those of Poland. Fishing is an occupation of some importance ; bog-iron, millstones, potter's clay, nitre, and flint, are among the mineral products. Though agriculture is the chief occupation of the inhabitants, the manufacturing industry of Volhynia is greater than that of most other parts of Western Russia. The women, almost everywhere, spin and weave different fabrics ; and leather, glass, and earthenware, paper, potash, tar, charcoal, &c., are generally made. The principal exports are, however, grain, cattle, hides, flour, wool, wax, honey, and other rural produce.

           

          The trade is principally in the hands of the Jews, of whom there are about forty thousand in the government. The rest of the population consists of Rusniaks, with Poles in the towns, and some Great Russians, gipsies, Tartars, Moldavians, and Germans. The inhabitants are mostly of the Greek or united church.

          Volhynia is divided into twelve districts. The principal towns are Jitomir, the capital, Berditschev, Storo-Konstantov, Ostrog, and Kremenets. Public education appears to be less backward in this than in most of the Russian governments. Volhynia, like Podolia, is subordinate to the military governor of Kiev, but is one of the Polish provinces which preserves, in some degree, its ancient constitution and laws. Jitomir (Polish, Zi/tomir, or Zytomiers^, the capital of the above government, is situated on the left bank of the river Teterew, six hundred and seventy miles south-southwest from St. Petersburg. It is the see of botha Greek and a Roman catholic bishop ; has manufactures of leather and hats, and an active trade in linen, silk, and woollen goods, wax, honey, Hungarian wines, salt, and tallow. It also has four important annual fairs. Its population is rising thirty thousand. Berditschev (Polish, Berdyczeiv)^ another town in the government of Volhynia, twenty-five miles south of Jitomir, is an ill-built place, but contains several churches, and a large Carmelite convent, in the church of which is an image of the Virgin Mary, the object of pilgrimages. It carries on a considerable trade in grain, wine, cattle, honey, wax, and leather, and is celebrated for its quarterly fairs. At these, goods to the value of three millions of dollars are disposed of, and much business is done, especially with Austrian dealers. An almanac of great repute is printed here. Its population is about twenty thousand, comprising many Jews.

           

          AN ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTION OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE

          EMBRACING 

          ITS GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES, POLITICAL DIVISIONS, PRINCIPAL CITIES AND

          TOWNS, POPULATION, CLASSES, GOVERNMENT, RESOURCES, COMMERCE, 

          ANTIQUITIES, RELIGION, PROGRESS IN EDUCATION, LITERATURE, ART, 

          AND SCIENCE, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS, HISTORIC SUMMARY, ETC., 

          FROM THE LATEST AND THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES.

           

          By ROBERT SEARS. 


          EMBELLISHED WlTH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS, 

          AND 

          Maps of European and Asiatic Russia.

          NEW YORK:

          PUBLISHED BY ROBERT SEARS, 181 WILLIAM STREET. 1855.


          TABLE OF CONTENTS

          PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY ◦ Boundaries ◦ Latitude and Longitude ◦ Superficial Area ◦ Comparative Dimensions ◦ Russian America ◦ Ural Mountains ◦ aucasian Range ◦ Asiatic Russia ◦ Altai Range ◦ Forests ◦ White Sea ◦ Baltic Sea ◦ Its Extent ◦ Gulf of Bothnia ◦ Gulf of Finland ◦ Euxine or Black Sea ◦ Sea of Azov ◦ Putrid Sea ◦ Strait of Enikaleh ◦ Caspian Sea ◦ Its Position, Form, and Extent ◦ Its Islands ◦ Its Fisheries ◦ Its Harbors ◦ Its History ◦ the Sea of Okhotsk ◦ Rivers ◦ the Dwina ◦ the Obi ◦ the Yenisei ◦ the Duna ◦ the Niemen ◦ the Dniester ◦ the Dnieper ◦ the Boug ◦ the Don ◦ Attempts to unite the Don and the Volga ◦ the Kouban ◦ the Danube ◦ Its Mouths ◦ the Volga ◦ Its Source and Course ◦ Its Mouths ◦ Its Tributaries ◦ Its Inundations ◦ Its Commercial Importance ◦ Lakes ◦ Lake or Sea of Baikal ◦ Lake Ladoga ◦ Lake Onega ◦ Lake Peipus ◦ Lake Ilmen ◦ Bielo-Ozero ◦ Climate ◦ Storms ◦ the Miatjel ◦ the Samjots ◦ the Vinga ◦ Its Terrible Devastations

          CHAPTER II



          POLITICAL DIVISIONS. THE BALTIC PROVINCES ◦ Division-Line of European and Asiatic Russia ◦ General Divisions ◦ Table of Areas and Populations ◦ Finland: Physical Aspect ◦ Climate ◦ Soil ◦ Productions ◦ Animals ◦ Manufactures ◦ Government ◦ People ◦ the Aland Archipelago ◦ Chief Towns ◦ Abo ◦ Helsingfors Sweaborg ◦ Tornea ◦ Government of St. Petersburg: Physical Aspect ◦ Climate ◦ Productive Resources ◦ Commerce ◦ Kronstadt ◦ Its Harbor and Fortifications ◦ Esthonia: Soil ◦ Animals ◦ Thrilling Incident ◦ Revel ◦ Its Harbor ◦ Historical Incident ◦ Catherinthal, built by Peter the Great ◦ Livonia: Soil and Productions ◦ Forests ◦ Wild Animals ◦ Hunting Scenes ◦ Rural Industry ◦ Russian Coins ◦ Livonia: Population ◦ Government ◦ Riga ◦ Dorpat ◦ Historic Incident of Schloss-Ringen ◦ Courland : Physical Aspect ◦ Soil and Productions ◦ Animals ◦ Elk-Hunting ◦ Mittau ◦ Libau ◦ Windau ◦ History of the Baltic Provinces ◦ People ◦ the Lettes and Esthonians ◦ the Jews ◦ the Germans

          CHAPTER III



          GREAT RUSSIA ◦ Archangel: Its Extent ◦ Physical Aspect ◦ Climate ◦ Resources ◦ People ◦ Russian Lapland ◦ the Laplanders ◦ Nova Zembla ◦ City of Archangel ◦ History ◦ Vologda : Soil, Climate, and Productions ◦ City of Vologda ◦ Olonetz: Soil ◦ Resources ◦ Petrozavodsk ◦ Kargo-pole ◦ Novgorod : Physical Aspect ◦ Soil and Productions ◦ City of Novgorod ◦ Its History ◦ Pskov: Soil and Productions ◦ Pskov the Capital ◦ Torepetz ◦ Velikie-Louki ◦ Tver: Productions ◦ Manufactures ◦ Commerce ◦ Tver, its Capital ◦ Smolensk : Soil and Productions ◦ Forests ◦ City of Smolensk ◦ Moscow: Its Extent ◦ Physical Aspect ◦ Climate ◦ Natural Products and Manufactures ◦ Yaroslav: Rivers and Lakes ◦ Climate ◦ Resources ◦ City of Yaroslav ◦ Its History ◦ Kostroma: Soil and Climate ◦ Products ◦ City of Kostroma ◦ Nijnei-Novgorod ◦ Soil and Productions ◦ Manufactures ◦ City of Nijnei-Novgorod ◦ Fairs ◦ Vladimir: Surface ◦ Soil and Products ◦ City of Vladimir ◦ Riazan: Climate ◦ Forests ◦ Products and Manufactures ◦ City of Riazan ◦ Tambov : Resources ◦ Forests ◦ Manufactures ◦ City of Tambov ◦ oula : Resources ◦ City of Toula ◦ Market ◦ Manufactures ◦ History ◦ Kalouga: Climate and Productions ◦ Manufactures ◦ Exports ◦ City of Kalouga ◦ Orel : Its Rivers ◦ Soil and Productions ◦ Commerce ◦ Town of Orel ◦ Koursk : Products ◦ Exports ◦ City of Koursk ◦ Fairs ◦ Voronej : Resources ◦ Population ◦ City of Voronej

          CHAPTER IV



          LITTLE AND WESTERN RUSSIA ◦ Lithuania ◦ Its History and People ◦ Tchernigov : Its Soil ◦ Lakes and Rivers ◦ Productions ◦ Its Capital, Tchernigov ◦ Kharkov: Soil and Productions ◦ City of Kharkov ◦Poltava: Its Surface, Soil, and Resources ◦ Town of Poltava ◦ Kiev: Physical Aspect ◦ Climate ◦ Crops ◦ City of Kiev ◦ Antiquities ◦ History of Kiev ◦ Podolia: Physical Aspect ◦ Productions ◦ Kaminietz ◦ Balta ◦ Volhynia : Physical Aspect ◦ Manufactures and Exports ◦ People ◦ Jitomir ◦ Berditschev ◦ Minsk: Productive Resources◦People ◦ Its Capital ◦ Moghilev: Rivers and Lakes ◦ Productions ◦ Town of Moghilev ◦ Vitepsk: Soil and Productions ◦ Its Capital◦Wilna : Rivers and Lakes ◦ Agricultural Resources ◦ Animals ◦ Its Capital ◦ Educational Institutions ◦ Grodno : Soil and Productions ◦ People ◦ Town of Grodno ◦ Bialystok : Its Resources ◦ Bialystok, its Capital

          CHAPTER V



          RUSSIAN POLAND ◦ Former Extent of Poland ◦ Present Limits of Russian Poland ◦ Population ◦ Physical Aspect ◦ Climate and Soil◦Productive Resources ◦ Estates of the Nobility ◦ the Peasantry ◦ Position of the Peasantry ◦ Villages ◦ Domestic and Wild Animals ◦ Forests ◦ Minerals ◦ Manufactures ◦ Commerce ◦ Government ◦ Religion ◦ Education ◦ People ◦ History ◦ Krakow, the Ancient Capital of Poland ◦ Warsaw: Public Buildings ◦ Suburbs ◦ Educational Institutions ◦ Manufactures and Trade ◦ History ◦ Other Towns

          CHAPTER VI



          SOUTHERN RUSSIA ◦ Bessarabia : Its Position and Physical Aspect ◦ Climate and Productions ◦ People ◦ History ◦ Kichinev◦ Ismail ◦ Its Capture by Suwarrow ◦ Kherson : Soil and Climate ◦ Industrial Arts ◦ Kherson, its Capital ◦ Historical Incident: "The Road to Constantinople" ◦ Odessa ◦ Its Trade ◦ Its Granaries ◦ Bazars ◦ Vineyards ◦ The Boulevard ◦ Memorials of Howard ◦ Nikolaiev ◦ Taurida: Position and Area ◦ Its People ◦ Ekatherinoslav : Soil and Minerals ◦ Climate and Products ◦ Game ◦ Manufactures ◦ Bon Cossacks (Government): Physical Aspect ◦ Climate ◦ Prod nctive Resources ◦ The Don Cossacks ◦ Their History ◦ Kreposts ◦ Nova Tcherkask ◦ Toherkask ◦ Taganrog ◦ Azov

          CHAPTER VII



          THE CRIMEA ◦ Physical Aspect ◦ The Baidar Valley ◦ Productive Resources ◦ Salt Works ◦ Chief Towns ◦ Population ◦ Crim Tartars ◦ History ◦ Sevastapol ◦ Its Harbor and Fortifications ◦ Ink-erman, the "Town of Caverns" ◦ Ruins ◦ Simferopol ◦ Camel-Carts ◦ Fair ◦ Races ◦ the Tchatir Bagh ◦ Cave of Foul Kouba ◦ Kisil Kouba ◦ Pallas' Residence ◦ Kertsch ◦ Panti-capaeum, Residence and Reputed Burial-Place of Mithridates ◦ Caffa ◦ Baktchiserai (the "Seraglio of Gardens") ◦ Tartar Houses ◦ Palace of the Khans ◦ Mausoleum of the Khans, "Valley of Jehoshaphat ◦ Tchoufut Kale ◦ the Karaite Jews ◦ Mangoup Kale ◦ Novel Method of Shoeing a Bullock ◦ Decay of the Tartar Race

          CHAPTER VIII


          THE STEPPES OF SOUTHERN RUSSIA ◦ Area and Physical Aspect ◦- Rivers ◦ Ravines ◦ Limans ◦ Stavoks ◦ Climate ◦ Seasons ◦ Excessive Drought ◦ Vegetation ◦ Burian ◦ Steppe-Fires ◦ Earth-Hares ◦ Mice ◦ Wolves ◦ Dogs ◦ Bustard-Hunting ◦ Birds of Prey ◦ Reptiles ◦ The Toad-Shower ◦ Lizards ◦ Snakes ◦ Locusts ◦ Their Devastations ◦ Herds of Horses ◦ The Tabuntshik ◦ The Horsestealer ◦ Battles of the Horses ◦ Attacks of "Wolves ◦ Thrashing of Grain by Horses ◦ Mazeppa ◦ Sheep ◦ The Tshabawn ◦ Milking Sheep ◦ Herds of Cattle ◦ The Tsherednik ◦ Tallow-Houses ◦ "Wholesale Slaughter ◦ Tallow-Market

          CHAPTER IX



          EASTERN RUSSIA ◦ Governments of Eastern Russia ◦ Astrakhan: Physical Aspect ◦ Soil ◦ Productive Resources ◦ Salt-Lakes ◦ Rivers ◦ Climate ◦ Animals ◦ Fisheries ◦ People ◦ The Calmucks ◦ Their Extraordinary Emigration in 1770-177l ◦ City of Astrakhan ◦ Its Trade and Population ◦ Saratov : Productions ◦ Sheep◦Population ◦ Commerce ◦ City of Saratov◦Other Towns ◦ Orenburg: Physical Aspect ◦ Soil ◦ Minerals◦Town of Orenburg ◦ Its Manufactures and Trade ◦ Perm : Physical Aspect ◦ Climate ◦ Gold, Iron, and Sail-Mines ◦ Trade ◦ Inhabitants ◦ City of Perm ◦ Ekaterinburg ◦ Trade in Precious Stones ◦ Yiatka : Physical Aspect Productive Resources ◦ Commerce ◦ Population ◦ Yiatka the Capital ◦ Simbirsk: Climate and Productions ◦ Its Capital ◦ Samara: Area and Population ◦ City of Samara ◦ Its Annual Fair ◦ Penza: Soil and Productions ◦ Manufactures and Exports ◦ City of Penza ◦ Kazan : Physical Aspect ◦ Agriculture ◦ Gardens ◦ Population ◦ Cheremisses and Chuvasses ◦ The city of Kazan ◦ The Tartars ◦ Their Costume ◦ Tartar Women ◦ Kremlin of Kazan ◦ University ◦ Manufactures and Trade ◦ Inundation of the Volga ◦ Foundation of Kazan ◦ Its History ◦ Its Conflagrations ◦ Oliphant's Sketch of Kazan in 1853

          CHAPTER X



          THE CAUCASIAN PROVINCES ◦ Caucasian Tribes ◦ Georgia: Its Position and Aspect ◦ Rivers ◦ Climate and Soil ◦ Fruit ◦ Its Vineyards ◦ Wines ◦ Domestic Animals ◦ Roads ◦ Manufactures ◦ Female Georgians ◦ Classes ◦ History ◦ Teflis ◦ Its History ◦ Other Towns ◦ Shirvan: Baku ◦ Abcheran ◦ Naphtha Springs◦ "Field of Fire" ◦ Ghebers ◦ Russian Armenia : Physical Aspect ◦ Guk-cha, or Blue Lake ◦ Mount Ararat ◦ Volcanic Eruption of 1840 ◦ Nakhichevan ◦ Climate and Soil of Armenia ◦ Inhabitants ◦ Echmiadzin ◦ Armenian Language and Literature ◦ Erivan ◦ Akhalzik ◦ Imeritia: Physical Aspect ◦ Natural Productions ◦ Bees and Silkworms ◦ Commerce ◦ Mingrelia : Physical Aspect ◦ Productions ◦ Guria : People ◦ Kou-tais ◦Abassia: Its Position ◦ Industry ◦ History ◦ Anapar◦Circassia: Extent and Physical Features ◦ Its Hydrography ◦ Climate ◦ Soil and Natural Productions ◦ Animals, Wild and Domestic ◦ Minerals ◦ People ◦ Villages ◦ the Chase and War ◦ Circassian Women ◦ Domestic Habits ◦ Physical Beauty ◦ Education ◦ Religion ◦ Manufactures and Commerce ◦ History ◦ Caucasus: Physical Features and Climate ◦ Stavropol ◦ Other Towns ◦ Dag-hestan : Physical Aspect ◦ Bituminous Springs ◦ Climate ◦ Population ◦Derbent ◦ Kouba ◦ Tschetschenzes and Lesghians ◦ The Caucasian "War ◦ Its History ◦ Shamyl

          CHAPTER XI



          SIBERIA, OR ASIATIC RUSSIA ◦ Its Immense Extent ◦ Physical Aspect ◦ the Steppe ◦ Forests ◦ Moorland, or Tundra ◦ Stanovoy Mountains ◦ Dry Lakes ◦ Samoides ◦ Ostiaks ◦ Calmucks ◦ Turkish Tribes ◦ Buriats ◦ Tungusi ◦ Yakutes ◦ Tchouktchis ◦ History of Siberia ◦ Tobolsk : Soil and Productions ◦ Tartar Villages ◦ City of Tobolsk ◦ Climate ◦ Tomsk : Soil and Productions ◦ Tomsk, its Capital ◦ Yeniseisk : Variety of Soil, Climate, and Productions ◦ Inhabitants ◦ Krasnoiarsk Other Towns ◦ Irkoutsk : Physical Features ◦ Climate ◦ Forests ◦ Wild Animals ◦ A Bear Story ◦ Domestic Animals ◦ Crops◦Minerals ◦ Manufactures ◦ Irkoutsk, the Capital ◦ Its Police ◦ the "Double Town" ◦ Yakoutsk: Its Rivers ◦ Productive Resources ◦ Yakoutsk, the Capital ◦ Its Trade ◦ Inhabitants ◦ Climate ◦ Okhotsk: Physical Features ◦ Products◦Town of Okhotsk◦Kamtschatka : Its Form and Physical Aspect ◦ Mountains ◦ Climate ◦ Forests ◦ Agriculture ◦ Wild Animals ◦ Inhabitants ◦Amusements ◦ Houses ◦ Dogs ◦ Koriaks ◦ Trade ◦ History ◦ Government ◦ Aleutian Islands : Discovery ◦ Volcanic Formation ◦ Earthquakes ◦ Soil ◦ Game ◦ Fish ◦ Inhabitants ◦ Maimers and Customs ◦ Religion ◦ Government

          CHAPTER XII



          MOSCOW ◦ Its Streets ◦ Its Extent◦The Kremlin ◦ Bird's-Eye Yiew ◦ Spass Yorota, or "Gate of the Redeemer" ◦ the Nicholas Gate ◦ Ancient Palace of the Czars ◦ Terema ◦ Granovitaya Palata ◦ Coronation-Hall ◦ the Throne ◦ the Bolshoi Dvoretz ◦ the Maloi Dvoretz ◦ Cathedral of the Assumption ◦ Cathedral of the Archangel Michael ◦ the False Dmitri ◦ Church of the Annunciation ◦ the Senate, Treasury, and Arsenal ◦ Memorials of the Early Czars ◦ Palace of Arms ◦ "Monarch Bell" ◦ Ivan Yeliki ◦ Its Bells ◦ Cathedral of St. Basil ◦ Chapel of the "Iberian Mother of God" ◦ Convents and Monasteries ◦ Maidens' Field ◦ Hospitals ◦ Theatres ◦ Gostinoi Dvor ◦ Manufactures and Commerce ◦ History

          CHAPTER XIII


          ST. PETERSBURG ◦ Site of St. Petersburg ◦ Its Divisions ◦ Iron Bridge across the Neva ◦ Bird's-Eye View ◦ Foundation of the City ◦ Its Perils ◦ Inundation of 1824 ◦ Climate ◦ St. Petersburg in Winter ◦ the Russian Stove ◦ Double Windows ◦ the Neva in Winter ◦ Breaking up of the Ice ◦ Its Celebration ◦ Street Population ◦ Nevskoi Prospect ◦ the English Quay ◦ the Mujik ◦ Sweeping the Streets, a Punishment for Drunkenness

          CHAPTER XIV



          ST. PETERSBURG - IMPERIAL PALACES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS ◦ The Winter-Palace ◦ Its Conflagration in 1837 ◦ Its Re-Erection ◦ Its Interior ◦ the Hermitage ◦ Its Treasures ◦ the Marble Palace ◦ the Taurida Palace ◦ Its Orangery ◦ Its Occupants ◦ Hotel de l'Etat Major ◦ the Alexandrian Column ◦ the Old Michailoff Palace ◦ the Anitshkof Palace ◦ the New Michailoff Palace ◦ Little Summer Garden ◦ the Red Palace ◦ the Imperial Library ◦ Museums ◦ Academy of Fine Arts ◦ Educational Institutions ◦ Government Buildings ◦ the Exchange ◦ the Customhouse ◦ the Fortress, Arsenals, and Barracks ◦ Historical Souvenirs ◦ Equestrian Statue of Peter the Great ◦ Monument to Suwarrow ◦ Monument to Field-Marshal Romanoff

          CHAPTER XV



          ST. PETERSBURG - CHURCHES AND CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS ◦ Modern Church Architecture ◦ Kazan Cathedral ◦ Isaac Church ◦ Church of St. Peter and St Paul ◦ Its Spire ◦ Thrilling Incident ◦ Its Vaults ◦ Tombs of the Russian Emperors ◦ Smolnoi and Nevskoi Convents ◦ Monastery of St. Sergius ◦ Preobrashensky Church ◦ Trinity Church ◦ Nicolai Church ◦ Roman Catholic Church ◦ Hospitals ◦ the Foundling Hospital

          CHAPTER XVI



          MARKETS AND MANUFACTORIES OF ST. PETERSBURG ◦ The Gostinoi Dvor ◦ the Gostonoi Merchants ◦ the Somovar ◦ the Apraxin Rinok ◦ Image-Sellers ◦ Fruit-Stalls ◦ Pastry-Stands ◦ Tshukin Dvor ◦ Bird-Market ◦ Hay-Market ◦ For-zen Meat-Market ◦ Sennaia Ploschad ◦ Industrial Establishments: Tapestry, Porcelain, Card, Cotton, and Paper Manufactories ◦ Ship-Building

          CHAPTER XVII


          THE GARDENS AND VILLAS OF ST. PETERSBURG ◦ Calherinenhoff ◦ the Summer Garden ◦ Peter's Wooden Palace ◦ the Wife-Market ◦ Islands of the Neva ◦ Kammenoi, or Stone Island ◦ Yelagin, Cross, and Apothecaries' Islands ◦ Count StrogonofPs Gardens ◦ Czarsko Selo: the Palace ◦ the Arsenal ◦ the Grounds ◦ Paulofsky and Gatchina ◦ Strelna ◦ Peterhoff ◦ the Empress' Annual Fetes at Peterhoff ◦ Old Castle of Peter the Great ◦ Marly and Monplaisir ◦ the Hermitage ◦ Cottage of Catherine II. ◦ Ropscha ◦ Oranienbaum

          CHAPTER XVIII



          THE IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT ◦ Absolute Power of the Sovereign ◦ Organization of the Government by Peter the Great ◦ the Imperial Council ◦ the Senate ◦ the Holy Synod ◦ Committee of Ministers ◦ Local Administration of the Governments and Provinces ◦ the Judicial System ◦ the Police System ◦ Its Corruption ◦ Thieves and Pickpockets ◦ Punishments ◦ the Rod ◦ the Knout ◦ Exile to Siberia ◦ Departure of Exiles ◦ the Journey ◦ their Number and Condition in Siberia ◦ the Army ◦ Its Organization ◦ the Imperial Guard ◦ Guard of the Interior ◦ the Gendarmes ◦ the Cossacks ◦ Conscription ◦ Pay ◦ Military Colonies ◦ Insurrection of 1831 ◦ the Navy ◦ Its Extent ◦ Its Efficiency ◦ Its History ◦ Public Revenue ◦ Its Sources ◦ Expenditures ◦ Public Debt

          CHAPTER XIX



          THE PEOPLE ◦ The Nobility ◦ Its Division by Peter into Fourteen Classes ◦ Titles ◦ Powers of the Nobility ◦ their Education and Habits ◦ their Vassals ◦ Attention to Manufactures ◦ the Clergy, Merchants, and Burghers ◦ their Classification ◦ the Three Guilds ◦ Citizen-Burghers ◦ Respectable Citizens ◦ Suburban Inhabitants ◦ the Free Peasantry ◦ the Serfs ◦ Serf Laws ◦ Marriages among Serfs and Free Peasants ◦ Habits of the Russian Peasantry ◦ their Villages, Costume, Food, &c. ◦ Superstitions and Vices ◦ the Vapor-Bath ◦ Public Baths

          CHAPTER XX


          RELIGION - THE GREEK CHURCH ◦ The Various Religions in Russia ◦ History of the Greek Church ◦ Reforms of Peter the Great ◦ Points of Difference between the Greek and Roman Church ◦ the Clergy ◦ the White and Black Clergy ◦ Monks ◦ the Clergy of Other Churches ◦ Incomes of the Russian Clergy ◦ Nuns ◦ Titles ◦ Habits of the Priests ◦ Devotion of the People to Pictures of their Saints ◦ Tolerant Spirit of the Russian Clergy

          CHAPTER XXI



          FESTIVALS AND FASTS ◦ The Easter Festiva l◦ Butter-Week ◦ the Katsheli ◦ Ice-Mountains ◦ Admiralty Square during Easter ◦ Equipages of the Grandees ◦ the Wooden Theatres ◦ the Burning Theatre ◦ Its Victims ◦ Fates ◦ the Great Fast ◦ Its Monotony ◦ Palm Sunday ◦ Easter-Eggs ◦ Holy Thursday ◦ Good Friday ◦ Easter Eve ◦ Easter Kisses ◦ Recollection Monday, a Festival-Day in the Cemeteries

          CHAPTER XXII



          LITERATURE AND EDUCATION ◦ Early History of Literature ◦ First Grammar of the Language ◦ Michael Lomonosoff ◦ Literature during the Reign of Catherine II. ◦ Cheraskoff, "the Russian Homer" ◦ Other Poets ◦ Progress of Russian Letters during the Present Century◦Nicholas Karamzin ◦ Poets of the Nineteenth Century ◦ Voyages and Travels ◦ Alexander Pushkin ◦ Nicholas Gogol ◦ Alexander Bestushev ◦ Historical Romances ◦ Count Solohonpe ◦ Female Writers ◦ Historical Science ◦ Statistics◦ the Drama ◦ Theatrical Amusements ◦ Theatres in St. Petersburg ◦ the Russian Alphabet ◦ the Slavonic Dialects ◦ Popular Instruction ◦ Educational Statistics

          CHAPTER XXIII



          MEANS OF TRAVEL ◦ First Railway in Russia ◦ Railroad from St. Petersburg to Moscow ◦ Oliphant's Description of a Passage over this Road ◦ Other Railways Projected ◦ Roads and Roadside Accommodation ◦ Sledge-Travelling ◦ Posthouses ◦ Posting ◦ Cabinet-Couriers ◦ Diligences ◦ the Malle-Poste ◦ Post Telega ◦ Drosky ◦ Ivoshtshiks ◦ Pedestrian Privileges

          CHAPTER XXIV



          HISTORIC SUMMARY - EARLY ANNALS ◦ Sarraatians and Scythians ◦ Slavonians ◦ Varagians ◦ Rurik ◦ Igor and Oleg ◦ the Petchenegans ◦ the Drevlians ◦ Olga and Sviatoslaff ◦ Yaropolk ◦ Vladimir ◦ Yaroslav ◦ Monomachus ◦ Conflagration of Kiev ◦ Famine at Novgorod ◦ Tartar Invasion ◦ Yury I. ◦ Batou Khan ◦ Yury II. ◦ Yaroslav II. ◦ Alexander Nevski ◦ Wars with the Tartars ◦ Ivan I. and II. ◦ Dmitri III. and IV. ◦ "Battle of the Giants" ◦ Vassili II. ◦ Ivan III. ◦ Destruction of the Golden Horde ◦ Vassili IV. ◦ Ivan IV. the Terrible ◦ Origin of the Title "Czar" ◦ Formation of the Strelitzes ◦ Fedor I. ◦ Boris Godunoff ◦ Famine in Moscow ◦ the False Dmitris ◦ Vladislaus ◦ Michael Romanoff ◦ Wars with the Swedes and Poles ◦ Alexis ◦ Fedor III. ◦ Accession of Peter the Great

          CHAPTER XXV



          HISTORIC SUMMARY - PETER THE GREAT TO NICHOLAS ◦ Intrigues of Sophia, Half-Sister to Peter, to obtain the Crown ◦ Joint Reign of Peter and Ivan V., with Sophia ◦ Insurrection of the Strelitzes ◦ Deposition of Sophia ◦ Death of Ivan ◦ War with Turkey ◦ War with Sweden ◦ Peace of Nystadt ◦ War with Persia ◦ Death of Peter ◦ His Character ◦ His Manual Dexterity and Mechanical Knowledge ◦ His Travels ◦ Catherine I. ◦ Her Previous History ◦ Her Measures ◦ Her Death ◦ Peter II. ◦ Menehikoff◦ Anne ◦ War with Turkey ◦ Ivan VI. ◦ Elizabeth Petrowna ◦ War with Sweden ◦ War with Prussia ◦ Peter III. ◦ His Assassination ◦ Catherine II. ◦ War with Turkey ◦ Potemkin ◦ Suwarrow ◦ Partition of Poland ◦ Catherine's Death ◦ Her Character ◦ Paul I. ◦ Events of his Reign ◦ His Eccentricities ◦ His Assassination ◦ Accession of Alexander I. ◦ Treaty of Amiens ◦ War with France ◦ Battles of Austerlitz and Eylau ◦ Treaty of Tilsit ◦ War with Sweden ◦ Capture of Finland ◦ Allied War against France ◦ Napoleon's Invasion of Russia ◦ Battle of Borodino ◦ Capture and Conflagration of Moscow ◦ Blowing up of the Kremlin ◦ Retreat of the French ◦ The European Powers allied against Napoleon ◦ His Overthrow ◦ Death of Alexander ◦ His Character

          CHAPTER XXVI

          HISTORIC SUMMARY - REIGN OF NICHOLAS I ◦ Early Life of Nicholas ◦ His Marriage and Family ◦ Death of his Daughter the Grand-Duchess Alexandra ◦ Her Cenotaph at Czarsko Selo ◦ Renunciation of the Throne by Constantine ◦ Attempted Revolution◦ Its Suppression ◦ War with Persia ◦ War with Turkey ◦ Campaigns of 1828-1829 ◦ Polish Revolution of 1831 ◦ Its Suppression ◦ Asiatic Cholera ◦ Protection to Turkey in the War with Mehemet Ali ◦ Russian Agency in Crushing the Hungarian Revolution in 1848 ◦ War with Turkey in 1853-1854 ◦ Invasion of the Danubian Principalities by Russia ◦ Destruction of the Turkish Fleet at Sinope ◦ Interference of France and England ◦ Declarations of War by Turkey, France, and England ◦ Counter Declaration of Russia ◦ Conclusion



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                    嘘を書く日記 (PART 1)   
           

          嘘を書く日記 (PART 1)

           


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          日記を書いているときでも嘘を書く


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          0.0 Prélude

          考えてみれば、さして深く考えた訳ではないけれど、私は、物書きとしてもアマチュアである。学生時代の寮生活で,寮の文集の原稿がどうにも書けない後輩に、私の雑文を売りつけて一食ありついた、というのがせいぜいである。
          もともと、言葉の網目は音楽のnuanceをすくいあげるのには粗すぎるので、音楽そのものについて直接的に表現されたものは全て嘘である。
          例えば、F. Lisztは、二つの深淵の間に咲いた可憐な花、などとL.v, Beethovenの<<Klaviersonate in cis –moll>>(Op.27, Nr.2)の第二楽章を表現していたが、もし、私が、同じ曲に違ったimageを感じたら、何か私が間違っているのであろうか。
          仮に、Lisztがそのように感じた事実は事実であったとしても、それを言ったり書いたりすることは全く無意味である。
          それを、私は、言い(書き)っぱなしという。
          それは、Lisztの自分自身に対する事実であって、必ずしも音楽に対する事実ではないからである。気障に気どって他人に話すようなことではない。
          私は、これを<ローマン派>の甘えと言いたい。現代の音楽批評にも,作品につけ,演奏につけ、この類の文章が多すぎる。
          一方、誰かが、このmenuetは、このSonateの主調であるcis-mollの関係長調で書かれている,と言うのなら、それは客観的な事実である。
          一見異様に見えてもDes-durはCis-durと平均率では同等であるからである。
          もう一つ例をあげれば、J.S. Bach の<<Praeludium>>(BWV 885)には、Bachとしては珍しく<Largo>との指示が書かれている(Henle版のUrtextによる)。
          これは,私が、楽譜についての事実を書いているのであって、音楽そのものを描写、表現している訳ではない。私は、事実そのものを見るだけで、充分に充実している時を過ごしている。
          何故か、を考える楽しみがあるからである。
          慇懃無礼に言って、Lisztの様な文章を書くことは、私の手に余る。
          私たちの出来ることは、音楽を聴いて、客観的な事実に基ずいて考えたことを記すことでしかない、と自覚しようではないか。
          ただ一つだけ気になることがある。
          A. Honeggerが、我々は我々の文明の最後の瞬間に生きているのだ、と思っている、と語っていた(私は作曲家である(Je suis Compositeur))ことである。

          蛇足(コーダ):

          昨今、自分史などを書いている人がいる、と聞いているが、いい気なものだ、と私は思う。
          私は、人間なんぞは、自分の日記を書いているときでも嘘を書くものだ、と感じているし、自分のことなどを書いてもしかたがない、と考えている一人である、と自分では思っている。
          ただ、私自身を書くまいと身構えている訳でもないので、書くこともあるかと思うが、そんな場合でも、むしろ、自分そのものではなく、その対象のほうに重きがあることを、ここで、明言しておきたい。



          4ページ 『前奏曲集』 by 太田将宏

          『―私はアマチュアである-作品 1の2』より





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          デンマンさん。。。、どういうわけで“嘘を書く日記”にオイラを呼び出したのですかァ~?


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          あのさァ~、上の小文は オマエが書いたのだよ!

          そうだと思いました。。。 オイラにも見覚えがありますよ。。。 うへへへへへへ。。。

          だから、オマエを呼び出したのだよ。。。

          こうして自分が書いた文章を強制的に読まされると、やっぱり、何と言うかァ~、穴があったら入りたい気持ちですよ。。。 うししししし。。。

          オマエはマジで そう思うのォ~? つまり、それは反省しているというわけぇ~?

          いや。。。 反省するというほど恥ずかしい気持ちではありません。。。

          でも、穴があったら入りたいのォ~?

          そうです。。。

          それは、自分が書いた文章を読んで、恥ずかしいということじゃないのォ~?

          いや。。。 恥ずかしいとか。。。 反省しているとか。。。 うしろめたいとか。。。 そういう気持ちではありません。。。

          でも、穴があったら入りたいというのは、常識的には、そういうことなのだよ。。。 オマエは、そう思わないのォ~?

          デンマンさん!。。。 そのような厳しいツッコミは ネット市民の皆様の前で入れて欲しくないのですよゥ。。。

          でもさァ~、オマエはマジで人間なんぞは、自分の日記を書いているときでも嘘を書くものだ、と感じているし、自分のことなどを書いてもしかたがない、と考えている一人であると信じているわけぇ~?

          そうです。。。

          でも、オマエは自分の事を書いているじゃないか!

          オイラが自分の事を書いているのですかァ~?

          そうだよ。。。 ちゃんと次のように書いているのだよ!




          私は、この曲集を書き終えたとき、老人見習いから、正真正銘の老人になるのではないか、と思うこの頃である。
          真の老人とは、もはや、失うべき何ものも無くなった人のことを言うのではないか。

          長女は、私から去った。
          次女は、中立を保つ為に、この家に寄りつかない。
          家内と言えば、日本語も通じなくなってから何年にもなる。

          私には、S.Kierkegaard の言った、一番易しく一番難しいこと、すべてを捨てること、が、案外、無理なくできるのではないか。
          いや、その時には、捨てるべき何ものも見当たらなくなった境地であろう。

          その意味では、老人になる前に、不慮の死で亡くなった人は気の毒である。
          私は、若い時に、死ぬのはいいが風邪をひくのは嫌だ、などと言って、粋がって与太をほざいていた。
          今も、願わくは、あまり苦しむことなく死を迎えられたなら、それにこしたことはない、と考えている。

          Kierkegaard は、また、永遠とは有限が無限に出会う瞬間である、と言っていた。
          私の人生に、かつて、そのような瞬間があったであろうか。
          いや、それもまた、超越の命題であろう。

          私の人生は、無明に迷ったそれに終わるのかもしれない。
          しかし、私の背後には、母の祈りがあった。

          ある麻薬中毒患者が、お母さん、僕は、こんな遠くまで来てしまった、と淋しげに呟いていたが、私は、麻薬中毒者ではないけれど、その気持ちが解かっている、と思う。
          どのみち、人生は、rehearsal無しの、ぶっつけ本番なのである。

          しかし、私は、F.M.Dostoevsky の「白痴」にある、あの「イッポリトの告白」に書かれているように、もし、生まれる前に、この条件を知らされていたとしたならば、私は、生まれるてくることを肯(がえ)んじなかったであろう、とは思っていない。
          私は、感謝して死ねるように、今からでも、心の準備をしておこう。

          S.D.G

          コーダ(蛇足):

          私の懐疑なるものが、深いのか、深くないのか、私自身も知る由もない。
          仮に、深かったとしても、そもそも、懐疑の深さというものは、誇るべきものであるのか、という疑問が残る。



          【デンマン注:】 改行を加え読み易くしました。あしからず。

          S.Kierkegaard: キルケゴール (1813-1855) デンマークの哲学者

          S.D.G.: Soli Deo Gloria (ラテン語) To God Alone the Glory(英語) 神に栄光あれ。

          F.M.Dostoevsky: ドストエフスキー (1821-1881) ロシアの小説家・思想家



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          『後奏曲集(後書きばかり)』 作品3
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          オマエはこうして自分のことを書いて、ネットで公開しているじゃないかァ~!



          デンマンさんは。。。、デンマンさんは。。。、いったい何度この文章を引用すれば気が済むのですかァ~!?

          オマエが冒頭の小文の中で 人間なんぞは、自分の日記を書いているときでも嘘を書くものだ、と感じているし、自分のことなどを書いてもしかたがない、と考えている一人であると書いているので、いや、実はオマエは自分のことを書いてネットで公開している証拠として上の文章を引用したんだよ。。。

          だから、それが厳しいツッコミだと言うのですよ。。。 厳しいツッコミを入れるのは、やめてください。。。

          でもさァ~、オマエは僕に対する抗議録をネットで公開したのだよ!


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          『実際の抗議録』



          そうでした。。。 オイラはデンマンさんに対して腹に据えかねることを 思いのままに書いたのです。。。 いけませんか?



          日本もカナダも自由主義の国だし、憲法によって“言論の自由・表現の自由”は保障されているから、オマエが僕に対する抗議録をネットで公開するのを僕は認めるよ。。。 だけど、同様に、僕にもオマエの抗議録に対する反論をネットで公開する自由があるのだよ。。。

          なるほどォ~。。。 それで、オイラの書いたものの“揚げ足を取って”、 “嘘を書く日記”と言うタイトルを掲げてオイラを呼び出したのですねぇ~。。。

          “揚げ足を取って”るわけじゃない! オマエが書いていることと やっている事が矛盾しているから“嘘を書く日記”というタイトルを書いてオマエを呼び出したのだよ!

          オイラが書いていることと、やっている事が矛盾していると言うのは、例えば、どのように。。。?

          あのさァ~、オマエは人間なんぞは、自分の日記を書いているときでも嘘を書くものだ、と感じていると書いているけれど、次のことは本当の事実なのだよ!


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          長女は、私から去った。

          次女は、中立を保つ為に、

          この家に寄りつかない。

          家内と言えば、日本語も通じなく

          なってから何年にもなる。



          これは決して嘘などではない! マジで事実なのだよ! そうだろう!?



          書いてしまったのですから、確かに そう言われてしまうと、否定するわけにはゆきません。。。 うへへへへへ。。。

          ところが、僕に対する抗議録を書いた時、オマエは自分の日記(や抗議録)を書いているときでも嘘を書くものだ、と感じていたのだよ!

          例えば、デンマンさんに対する抗議録の中で、どういうところにオイラは嘘を書いているのですか?

          僕に対する抗議録の目次を見てごらんよ!


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          『実際の抗議録』



          この目次を見ると、I. A. による告発、A. I. による告発、V.T. による告発、詠み人知らず、Sine Nomineという方々から寄せられた寄稿文。。。 つまり、オマエとは別人の5人が僕を告発しているように見せかけているのだよ!



          実際、オイラとは別人の5人がデンマンさんに抗議しているのですよ。

          だから、それが 真っ赤な嘘 だと言うのだよ! それは、次の記録によって証明されている!


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          この上の記事にオマエが5人に成りすましてコメントを書いたのだけれど、それを見れば、普通の人は同一人物が書いただろうと見当がつくのだよ。。。 



          どうして、オイラが5人に成りすまして書いたと判ってしまうのですかァ~?

          あのさァ~、昔の人は“文は人なり!”と言ったのだよ。。。 オマエも聞いたことがあるだろう?

          あります。。。

          ところが、オマエはその意味を十分に理解してないのだよ!

          どのように理解してないのですか?

          あのさァ~、5人に成りすますのであれば、その5人の文章は、それぞれ個性を持った文章を書くはずなんだよ! ところが、どの文章を見ても、同一人物が書いているようにしか見えない!

          マジで。。。?

          なぜならば、オマエは頑固に自分の考えだけに固執しているからなんだよ! オマエがネットで公開した次の手紙を読むと実によく解る。。。


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          F. M. 様



          ご無沙汰をしております。お元気でご活躍かと思われますが、その後、F. M. さんは如何お過ごしですか。
          引退は、まだ遠いことなのでしょうか。F. M. さんの近況を知らせて頂けませんか。

          …(中略)…

          以前に、F. M. さんから、私は読者に親切でないから、と書かれてきたのですが、他の人からも指摘されたことに外来語をカタカナで書かないこともあったのでしょう
          (私も一方では、ドストエフスキーについて書くときに限って、ロシア文字を書けないので、カタカナを使わざるを得ない、という不徹底さがあり、残念に思っていますが、しかし、日本で働いていたときでも、外来語がラテン文字である限りは、alphabetを混えて技術書を書いておりました。別に誰からもひんしゅくをかいませんでしたが、皆が呆れて諦めていたのでしょう)。

          日本では、何故か、英語では、二重母音を長母音(例を挙げればきりがないのですが、informationをインフォメーション)などの理解できない慣例が多く、ドイツ語では母音が続かないときの子音は無声音であるはずなのに(例として、Burgmuelerをブルグミューラア、また、この例では最後のアは不要でしょう)、などの妙な慣習(更なる例として、Schweizerをシュワイツァー、ドイツ語でのwは英語やフランス語のvの発音)が観られますね。
          漢字、平仮名、カタカナ、アラビア数字混じりの現代の日本文で、何ゆえalphabetだけが忌避されるのか疑問に思いませんか。
          また、Los Angelesをロスなどといって粋がっている輩もおりますが、Losというスペイン語起源の単語は、英語で言うならばtheにすぎなく(但し、男性複数名詞用の定冠詞)、Los Angelesとは、もともとがThe Angelsの意味であるぐらいのことは、alphabetを使っていたならば、そして、最低限の想像力があるならば、推測できてしかるべきことではないでしょうか。
          また、ロスアン…ではなく、ロサン…であるべきということにも敏感にならざるをえないですね。
          当方での日本人を見ていても、そうした疑問を抱いております。日頃、言葉そのものについて無神経であるから外国語の習得にも苦労するのですね。
          そういえば、F. M. さんのsiteを読んでいたとき、W.A. Mozartの<<Requiem>>を「モツレク」などと言語不明瞭意味不明瞭に略すのを批判しておられましたが、日本では、それに限らず、品の無い造語が氾濫しているではないですか。
          こうした若輩に迎合するから、新仮名使い当用漢字の夏目漱石や谷崎源氏などの、低きに合わせた日本文化に堕落しつつある、と思われませんか。
          私は、親切ではありたいのですが、迎合はしたくないので私の著作を出版できなかったということで、それでは出版を諦めよう、という心境でした。

          此処で、今、また、F. M. さんが、私たちの学生時代に、太田君の妥協は妥協のうちに入らないよ、と言っていたことを思い出しております。
          もっと重要なことは、これは日本人には限らないのですが、しかし、とりわけ日本人は、自分が曖昧に考えていたことを誰かが適切に表現し、書いてくれたことに同感、共感、評価するに留まることが多いですね。
          彼我の違いを悦ばない、余所者を受け付けない、誰々の論理は理解できる、ではなくて、誰々の気持ちは分るわぁ、といった類です。
          それが故に、言葉に於いても彼我の差には敏感になれなく、それどころか自分の母国語ででさえ曖昧になり、更に、思考能力の低下をもたらしているのではないでしょうか。
          また、そこでは、自分が賛成するかしないかはさておいての他者の論理の自立、論理の終始一貫性なんぞは等閑に附される傾向が無いでしょうか。
          それは理屈だよ、理屈に過ぎない、などと言う人は、生涯なんらの自らの論理体系も形成せずに終るのではないでしょうか。
          それでは、ドストエフスキーの小説の登場人物(例えば、<<カラマーゾフの兄弟>>のイワンなど)の思い、自分は、ぎりぎりのところ、こうとしか考えられないけれど、それでは自他が辛すぎる。

          むしろ自分が間違っていたらならばよいのだが、のような煩悶、苦悩、願望の弁証法の片鱗も理解できないでしょう。
          私は、傲慢な私に戻ったようです。しかし、日本人の謙遜、謙譲のgestureというものは、多くの場合、何のこと無い、自己保身にすぎないのではないでしょうか
          (それは、当方の世間、世界では通じない甘えですので、二、三を除いては、こちらの日本人との付き合いは無くなってきました)。
          私は、何もかも此方の方がよいとしているわけではありませんが、傲慢になったついでに書きますと、私は、私が書き続けた著作には、高い水準で、日本では、いや世界では始めての見解が此処彼処に読みとれられる、と自負しているのですが、反面、読み手から反応が少ないのは私が浅学で夜郎自大だからかなのだろうか、と小心な私は一方で首を傾げておりますが、如何でしょうか。



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          オマエは、僕からだけじゃない! 他の人からも「外国語をアルファベットじゃなく、カタカナで書いたらどうですか?」と、親切な助言を受けているにも拘(かかわ)らず、すべて無視して、自分の下らない考え方に固執しているのだよ!



          いけませんか?

          何をしてもかまわないけれど、自分の過失を人に押し付けるのだけは良くない!

          オイラが自分の過失をデンマンさんになすりつけたのですか?

          そうだよ! オマエは親切ではありたいのですが、迎合はしたくないので私の著作を出版できなかったということで、それでは出版を諦めよう、という心境でした、と書いている! ところが、僕に頼めば出版できるかもしれないという甘い考えが頭をもたげたのだよ! でも、僕はそれはできない!と断った。。。 そしたら、愚かなオマエは、よせばいいのに、5人に成りすまして僕の記事にやたらと嫌がらせのコメントを書き込んだァ!

          うへへへへへ。。。 やっぱり、オイラが5人に成りすまして、嫌がらせのためにコメントを書き込んだといたと判ってしまうのですねぇ~。。。

          そうだよ! まず、コメントを書いた時間帯が いつも同じ時間帯なのだよ! 1時間以上ずれてない! しかも、オマエがコメントを書くのやめたと思ったら、全員がコメントを書くのやめてしまったのだよ! つまり、オマエが成りすましてないとしたら、それぞれの人物が6時間後とか 翌日にコメントを書くものだよ。。。 それに、最近でも、一人や二人が僕の記事にコメントを書いてもいいのに、最近、中原さんを除けば オマエも含めて、他の誰も僕の記事にコメントを書いてない!

          つまり、オイラが一人で5人に成りすましている、とデンマンさんは言いたいのですねぇ~!?

          それ以外に考えられないだろう! それに、文章の計量分析をしなくても、オマエの文章にはアルファベットが やたらに出てくるので、5人に成りすましても、すぐにオマエだと判ってしまうのだよ!

          やっぱり、外国語はカタカナで書いた方がいいのでしょうか?

          当たり前だろう! 語学の教科書以外は、外国語はカタカナで書くのが普通の日本人の書き方なのだよ!

          分かりました。。。 でも、オイラは親切ではありたいのですが、迎合はしたくないのです。。。

          そういう考えだから、オマエの書いたものは、誰からも拒否されて出版できなかったのだよ! それで、オマエ自身が書いている! 「オイラは親切ではありたいのですが、迎合はしたくないのでオイラの著作を出版できなかったのです」 オマエはちゃんと自覚しているのだよ!

          うへへへへへ。。。

          そのように うすら馬鹿笑いしている場合じゃないのだよ!

          他にもデンマンさんは言いたいことがあるのですか?

          あるのだよ。。。 言うに事欠いて次のようにネットで公開したら、多くのネット市民の皆様が呆れてしまうのだよ!

           


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          私は、何もかも此方の方がよいとしている

          わけではありませんが、傲慢になったついでに

          書きますと、私は、私が書き続けた著作には、

          高い水準で、日本では、

          いや世界では始めての見解が

          此処彼処に読みとれられる、

          と自負しているのですが、

          反面、読み手から反応が少ないのは

          私が浅学で夜郎自大だからかなのだろうか、

          と小心な私は一方で首を傾げておりますが、

          如何でしょうか。


           



          あのォ~。。。 もしかして上の部分を読んで西田 芽理亜(にしだ めりあ)さんも呆れ果ててしまったのですか?

           



          『悪名と名声』

           



          あたり前田のクラッカー!



          デンマンさん! 40年前のギャグを言うのはやめてください!

          とにかく、恥知らずにも、ここまで書いてネットで公開したら、これを読む多くのネット市民の皆様は、呆れるばかりじゃない! 

          呆れるばかりじゃないということは、どういうことですか?

          もしだよ。。。 ノーベル賞に「大馬鹿部門」が設けられていたら、オマエは第1回のノーベル賞大馬鹿野郎になれるよゥ!

          オイラが書いたことはそれほどすごいことなのですか?

          そうだよ。。。 でも、オマエが上の文章をネットで公開してくれたおかげで、僕はこの記事を書くことができる。。。 そうでないかぎり、この記事を読んでくれるネット市民の皆様は、オマエのような変わった人間が居ることを絶対に信じないと思うよ。。。

          オイラは、それほどすごい人間だとデンマンさんは信じてくれるのですか?

          そうだよ。。。



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          わァ~~ うれしいなあああァ~。。。

          やはり、仏のデンマンさんは

          すばらしいです。。。

          デンマンさんがオイラを

          すごい人間だと認めてくれました。

          オイラは日本語が分かる

          129ヵ国のネット市民の皆様にも

          知れ渡ってしまうのです。。。

           

          海外からのアクセス

           


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          もう こうなったら、スキップしてしまおう!


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          ワぁ~♪~ うれしいなあああァ~。。。

          ルンルンル~♪~ン

          ランランラ~♪~ン

          もひとつおまけにィ~

          ルンルンル~♪~ン

          ランランラ~♪~ン



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          やれやれぇ~。。。

          何を勘違いしているのでしょうか?

          太田将宏は有名になるんじゃない!

          悪名高くなるんですよ!

          あなただってそう思うでしょう!?

          馬鹿とは付き合いきれません。

          でも、そのうち また僕の記事に

          コメントを書くと思うのですよ。

          仕方ないから、気長に付き合うことにします。


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          The Blog Posts macro allows you to display blog posts on a Confluence page. Clicking on a title takes you to the blog post.

          Using the Blog Posts Macro

          To add the Blog Posts macro to a page:

          1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros
          2. Find and select the required macro

          Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Autocomplete for links, files, macros and mentions.

          To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.

          Parameters

          Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).

          Parameter

          Required

          Default

          Description

          Content Type to Display

          (content)

          No

          titles

          Available values:

          • titles — Display the title, creator, space, and created date stamp for each blog post.
          • excerpts — Display a short excerpt from each blog post. If the post contains an Excerpt macro, the Blog Posts macro will display the content defined in the Excerpt macro. If the post does not contain an Excerpt macro, the Blog Posts macro will display the first few sentences of the post.
          • entire - Display the whole content of each blog post.

          Time Frame
          (time)

          No

          no limit

          Specify how far back in time Confluence should look for the blog posts to be displayed.

          Available values:

          • m — Minutes
          • h — Hours, so '12h' displays blog posts created in the last twelve hours.
          • d — Days, so '7d' displays blog posts created in the last seven days.
          • w — Weeks

          Restrict to these Labels
          (label)

          No

          None

          Filter the results by label. The macro will display only the blog posts which are tagged with the label(s) you specify here.

          You can specify one or more label values, separated by a comma or a space.

          • To exclude content which matches a given label, put a minus sign (-) immediately in front of that label value. For example: If you specify a label value of -badpage you will get only content which is not labeled with 'badpage'.
          • To indicate that the results must match a given label value, put a plus sign (+) immediately in front of that label value. For example: If you specify a label value of +superpage,+goodpage you will get only content which has at least two labels, being 'superpage' and 'goodpage'.

          Restrict to these Authors
          (author

          No

          None

          Filter the results by author. The macro will display only the blog posts which are written by the author(s) you specify here.

          Restrict to these Spaces
          (spaces

          No

          @self, i.e. the space which contains the page on which the macro is coded

          This parameter allows you to filter content by space. The macro will display only the pages which belong to the space(s) you specify here.

          You can specify one or more space keys, separated by a comma or a space.

          • To exclude content in a specific space, put a minus sign (-) immediately in front of that space key. For example: If you specify a space key of -BADSPACE you will get only content which is not in the BADSPACE.
          • To indicate that the results must come from a specific space, put a plus sign (+) immediately in front of that space key. For example: If you specify a space key of +GOODSPACE you will get only content in GOODSPACE. (Note that this is not particularly useful, because each content item belongs to one space only. If you put a plus sign next to one space key and list other space keys too, the other space keys will be ignored.)
          Special values:
          • @self — The current space.
          • @personal — All personal spaces.
          • @global — All site spaces.
          • @favorite — The spaces you have marked as favorite.
          • @favourite — The same as @favorite above.
          • @all — All spaces in your Confluence site.
          • * — The same as @all above.

          When specifying a personal space, remember to use the tilde (~) sign in front of the username, such as ~jbloggs or ~jbloggs@example.com.

          Maximum Number of Blog Posts
          (max)

          No

          15

          Specify the maximum number of results to be displayed. Note that the results are sorted first, and then the maximum parameter is applied.

          Sort By
          (sort)  

          No

          creation

          Specify how the results should be sorted. If this parameter is not specified, the sort order defaults to descending order (newest first) based on the creation date.

          Values:

          • title — Sort alphabetically by title.
          • creation — Sort by the date on which the content was added.
          • modified — Sort by the date on which the content was last updated.

          Reverse Sort
          (reverse) 

          No

          false

          Select to change the sort from descending to ascending order (oldest first). Use this parameter in conjunction with the Sort By parameter. This parameter is ignored if the Sort By parameter is not specified.

          In storage format and wikimarkup a value of true changes the sort order.

          Wiki markup example

          This example is useful when you want to add a macro outside the editor, for example as custom content in the sidebar, header or footer of a space.

          Macro name: blog-posts

          Macro body: None.

          {blog-posts:content=titles|spaces=@self,ds|author=jsmith|time=4w|reverse=true|sort=creation|max=10|label=chocolate,cookies}


                    Attachments Macro   

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          The Attachments macro displays a list of files attached to a page.  

           It also allows users (with appropriate permissions) to:

          • upload a file to the page, directly from the list 
          • edit attachment properties and labels
          • delete an attached file (this deletes all versions of the file)
          • preview image attachments
          • edit attached Office and PDF documents using the Office Connector.
          • download all files attached to the page. 

          Note: you can use the macro parameters to turn off previews if you have very large attachments. 

          Screenshot: The Attachments macro, showing details of an attachment

          Using the Attachments Macro

          To add the Attachments macro to a page:

          1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros
          2. Find and select the required macro

          Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Autocomplete for links, files, macros and mentions.

          To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.

          Parameters

          Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).

          Parameter

          Default

          Description

          Filename Patterns
          (patterns)

          all

          A comma-separated list of regular expressions, used to filter the attachments by file name. Note that the parameter values must be regular expressions. For example:

          • To match a file suffix of 'jpg', use .*jpg (not *.jpg).
          • To match file names ending in 'jpg' or 'png', use .*jpg,.*png

          Attachment Labels
          (labels)
          (none)A list of labels, used to filter the attachments to display. If you wish to enter more than one label, separate the labels with commas. Confluence will show only attachments that have all the labels specified. (The match is an AND, not an OR.) For information on labeling the attachments, see Add, Remove and Search for Labels.

          Include Old Attachment Versions
          (old)

          false

          A value of true will include previous attachment versions in the list.

          Sort By
          (sortBy) 

          date

          The sort order for attachments. Note that people viewing the page can change the sort order by clicking the column headings. Valid values are:

          • date – sorts by updated date in reverse chronological order (newest first)
          • size – sorts largest to smallest
          • name – sorts alphabetically
          • created date - sorts by creation date in reverse chronological order (newest first)
          Sort Order
          (sortOrder) 
          ascendingUsed in combination with the Sort By parameter, to sort the attachments in ascending or descending order.

          Allow Upload
          (upload) 

          true

          If selected, the list of attachments will include options allowing users to browse for, and attach, new files.

          Page Title
          (page) 
          (none)Used to display attachments from another page. If you do not enter a page title, the macro will display the files attached to the current page.
          Show Previews
          (preview) 
          trueUsed to display a preview of the attached file. If true, preview will be visible when the list item is expanded.

          Wiki markup example

          This example is useful when you want to add a macro outside the editor, for example as custom content in the sidebar, header or footer of a space.

          Macro name: attachments

          Macro body: None.

          {attachments:old=false|patterns=.*png,.*jpg|sortby=name|page=My page about chocolate|sortorder=descending|labels=chocolate,cookies|upload=false|preview=false}


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                    UVA146 POJ1146 ID Codes【全排列】   

          Time Limit: 1000MS   Memory Limit: 10000K
          Total Submissions: 6932   Accepted: 4115

          Description

          It is 2084 and the year of Big Brother has finally arrived, albeit a century late. In order to exercise greater control over its citizens and thereby to counter a chronic breakdown in law and order, the Government decides on a radical measure--all citizens are to have a tiny microcomputer surgically implanted in their left wrists. This computer will contains all sorts of personal information as well as a transmitter which will allow people's movements to be logged and monitored by a central computer. (A desirable side effect of this process is that it will shorten the dole queue for plastic surgeons.) 

          An essential component of each computer will be a unique identification code, consisting of up to 50 characters drawn from the 26 lower case letters. The set of characters for any given code is chosen somewhat haphazardly. The complicated way in which the code is imprinted into the chip makes it much easier for the manufacturer to produce codes which are rearrangements of other codes than to produce new codes with a different selection of letters. Thus, once a set of letters has been chosen all possible codes derivable from it are used before changing the set. 

          For example, suppose it is decided that a code will contain exactly 3 occurrences of `a', 2 of `b' and 1 of `c', then three of the allowable 60 codes under these conditions are: 
                abaabc
          
                abaacb
          
                ababac
          
          

          These three codes are listed from top to bottom in alphabetic order. Among all codes generated with this set of characters, these codes appear consecutively in this order. 

          Write a program to assist in the issuing of these identification codes. Your program will accept a sequence of no more than 50 lower case letters (which may contain repeated characters) and print the successor code if one exists or the message `No Successor' if the given code is the last in the sequence for that set of characters. 

          Input

          Input will consist of a series of lines each containing a string representing a code. The entire file will be terminated by a line consisting of a single #.

          Output

          Output will consist of one line for each code read containing the successor code or the words 'No Successor'.

          Sample Input

          abaacb
          cbbaa
          #

          Sample Output

          ababac
          No Successor

          Source


          问题链接UVA146 POJ1146 ID Codes

          题意简述:参见上文。

          问题分析求输入字符串的下一个排列,不存在的话则输出“No Successor”。

          程序说明:(略)

          题记(略)


          AC的C++语言程序如下:

          /* UVA146 POJ1146 ID Codes */
          
          #include <iostream>
          #include <algorithm>
          #include <stdio.h>
          #include <string.h>
          
          using namespace std;
          
          const int N = 50;
          char s[N+1];
          
          int main()
          {
              while(scanf("%s", s) != EOF) {
                  if(s[0] == '#')
                      break;
                  if(next_permutation(s, s + strlen(s)))
                      printf("%s\n", s);
                  else
                      printf("No Successor\n");
              }
          
              return 0;
          }



          作者:tigerisland45 发表于2017/7/3 4:24:18 原文链接
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                    Papillon dog print. Puppy nursery artwork for baby & kids room decor theme. Custom colors, Dog Series print by WallFry by Wallfry   

          13.00 USD

          This print of a Papillon Puppy from the Dog Series comes in custom colors and faithfully captures the spritely nature of the dog. Children love dogs and they love these prints, this would be a stylish addition to the space of any young dog lover. You can customize your colors to match your decor too!

          CUSTOM COLORS - All these dog prints come in your choice of background colors! You can select a color from the color chart (last photo) or coordinate with your nursery theme and color scheme or match bedding - feel free to send me a photo.

          To choose your color simply let me know what color you would like the background to be when purchasing. If you make no mention of color you will receive the color and dog in the photo in the main listing

          There are currently many dogs available in the dog series (all pictured above right):

          The Dogs are available in other sizes and set combinations and as an ALPHABET PRINT here:
          http://www.etsy.com/shop/Wallfry?section_id=7182136

          There are heaps more nursery art PRINTS available in my shop:
          http://www.etsy.com/shop/Wallfry?ref=si_shop

          These are professional quality unframed prints. The prints come on heavyweight archival smooth matte paper and are printed using a professional printer and ultrachrome pigment inks. The watermark will not appear on your print!

          The image/s is printed to your selected dimensions with a small white ADDITIONAL border to make framing with a matte/mount easy.For more information regarding print sizes and framing tips visit the Shop Policies page here:
          https://www.etsy.com/shop/Wallfry/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

          The prints will be shipped in an unbendable mailer or poster tube to ensure they arrive safe and sound.

          All prints come signed and dated.


          © 2011 all photos and images are copyright to WallFry. Purchase of this print does not transfer reproduction rights.

          ** Note that this listing is for the print only. The other images (frame & matting etc) are not included. The print displayed on a wall may not be the same size as that listed and is for display purposes only.


                    Dog art for kids. Art for children, Baby nursery artwork. Dog wall prints. Kids decor. Nursery art. Cute dog pictures by WallFry by Wallfry   

          13.00 USD

          Dog art for kids. Art for children, Baby nursery artwork. Dog wall prints. Kids decor. Nursery art. Cute dog pictures

          This print of 12 puppy dogs, each with it's own personality and charm is a fabulous modern addition to your child's nursery design. Titled 'Dog Series 1' from the Dog Series by WallFry. Children love dogs and they love this print, over time identifying with each dog and claiming ever changing 'favorites'.

          This is a professional unframed quality print of 12 of my original dog paintings (acrylic on canvas) arranged in a digital collage. The print comes on a high quality cardstock and is printed using a professional printer and inks. The watermark will not appear on your print!

          There are 12 dogs depicted here: Jack Russell, Bulldog, Dalmation, Border Collie, Shar Pei, Puggle, Labrador, Golden Retriever, Schnoodle, Goldendoodle, Greyhound and Corgi.

          The Dogs are available in other sizes and set combinations and as an ALPHABET PRINT here:
          http://www.etsy.com/shop/Wallfry?section_id=7182136

          There are heaps more nursery art PRINTS available in my shop:
          http://www.etsy.com/shop/Wallfry?ref=si_shop

          These are professional quality unframed prints. The prints come on heavyweight archival smooth matte paper and are printed using a professional printer and ultrachrome pigment inks. The watermark will not appear on your print!

          The image/s is printed to your selected dimensions with a small white ADDITIONAL border to make framing with a matte/mount easy.For more information regarding print sizes and framing tips visit the Shop Policies page here:
          https://www.etsy.com/shop/Wallfry/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

          The prints will be shipped in an unbendable mailer or poster tube to ensure they arrive safe and sound.

          All prints come signed and dated.

          © 2011 all photos and images are copyright to WallFry. Purchase of this print does not transfer reproduction rights.

          ** Note that this listing is for the print only. The other images (frame & matting etc) are not included. The print displayed on a wall may not be the same size as that listed and is for display purposes only.


                    Terra Foundation Essays series   
          Contributed by Love Lagerkvist


          Source: http://a-g-i.org James Goggin / AGI. License: All Rights Reserved.




          From the Terra Foundation:

          The Terra Foundation Essays series provides an international forum for the thorough and sustained exploration of fundamental ideas and concepts that have shaped American art and culture over time. Exploring and illuminating a selection of ideas that have been particularly salient within the production and consumption of art in the United States over three centuries, the Terra Foundation Essays present original research by an international roster of established and emerging scholars who consider American art in its multiple, trans-geographic contexts. The essays in each volume expand the conceptual and methodological terrain of scholarship on American art, offering comparative models and conceptual tools relevant to all scholars of art history and visual culture, as well as other disciplines within the humanities.

          From Practise:

          James Goggin and Shan James have provided design direction for the series (with an initial projected run of six volumes) as well as the design and typesetting of each volume. Each publication features a detailed, often deliberately enigmatic, pictorial crop on the cover, with titles and texts set exclusively in type designed by the American type designer, calligrapher, and book designer William Addison Dwiggins (1880–1956). Titles are derived from Dwiggins’s lettering for Paul Hollister’s American Alphabets (New York: Harper Brothers, 1930) [using Matthew Aaron Desmond’s digital font named Dwiggins Deco, see comments], while body text is set in Electra (1935–49), with headings and notes in Metro (1929–30).




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                    Vintage Alphabet Block Letters Quiz Set of Four Q U I Z by buckeyesandbluegrass   

          16.00 USD

          These four vintage alphabet blocks are made of hard black plastic with double-sided edges in great colors. Originally used in classrooms as teaching tools, this set includes four letters spelling QUIZ. The alphabet blocks are each 2" tall and 3/8" thick, and can stand on their own. The Q is red on one side and green on the other; the U and I are also red and green; and the Z is orange and blue. They have a great vintage patina, with wear, scratches and scuffing.

          We estimate the cost of shipping from coast to coast, and all shipping includes delivery confirmation; most includes insurance. We will refund any difference greater than $2 between the shipping charges paid and the actual cost of shipping, and will always combine shipping whenever possible.

          We are happy to ship internationally - if you do not see your country listed as a shipping option please convo us for an estimate.

          Residents of Ohio will be charged 7.25% sales tax at checkout.

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                    Missionary Biography, Continued   

          Today's Devotional

          John 14:15-17, NET "If you love me, you will obey my commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever--the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides with you and will be in you."

          That’s Jesus, who had been staying with them, coming to live in them, and now living in you! So pray that He will have the time of your life as He enjoys praying through you for everyone and everything you ever dreamed of being included in His kingdom!

          Today's People Group

          “I shall never forget it. Our room was filled with glory and I had a manifestation such as I had never realized before. The glory of God came down and so filled me that I felt the Holy Ghost from my head to the soles of my feet. I had a promise at that meeting that we are going to have thousands of souls.”
          It was only a year into Pollard’s ministry when he had this experience at a prayer meeting that convinced him that the Lord would bring thousands of Miao people to saving faith in Christ. It didn’t happen for 16 years, but it was worth the wait!
          In 1905, a people movement among the Flowery Miao thrust him into a new role. His job was to produce a Bible for this people group that did not even have an alphabet. Some thought that he should use a Latin script, while others thought he should use the Burmese alphabet. Eventually he created his own script based partly on the written language of the Cree Indians. This script that he came up with is called the Pollard script, and it is still used today when writing in the Flowery Miao language.
          At the age of 51, Samuel Pollard died of the flu in 1915. He is still remembered by the Flowery Miao as their spiritual ancestor.

          Pray that the Lord will raise up many more to take His Word to the many unreached Miao and Hmong peoples of China.

          Learn more at Joshua Project.


                    EuroPython Society: Initial list of EPS Board Candidates for 2017/2018   

          At this year’s General Assembly we will vote in a new board of the EuroPython Society.

          List of Board Candidates

          The EPS bylaws require one chair and 2 - 8 board members. The following candidates have stated their willingness to work on the EPS board. We are presenting them here (in alphabetical order).

          All members of the EPS are free to nominate or self nominate board members. Please write to board@europython-society.org no later than Friday, July 7 2017, if you want to run for board and send a nomination text to put on the list.

          The final list of candidates will be posted just before the conference.

          Christian Calogero Barra

          Curious / Teacher / Pythonista / Freelancer

          Board member of the EuroPython Society from 2016.

          He is also an EuroPython organizer From 2015 and chair of the On-Site team for the EuroPython 2017.

          He is a Free Software enthusiast and loves to teach.

          During 2016 he started the Microbit:Polska project with the goal to teach Python to Polish students and the PyData Wroclaw meetup.

          Founder & CEO of Cassiny, a Python company that makes it easy to deploy machine learning models.

          When he is not having fun with his computer he likes to enjoy travels, the Nature, sports and books.

          Dr. Darya Chyzhyk

          PhD / Python programming enthusiastic for research and science

          Currently, Darya is a Post-Doc at INRIA Saclay research center, France.

          She has a degree in applied mathematics and defended her thesis in computer science. Last 7 years Darya has been working on computer aided diagnostic computer systems for brain diseases at the University of the Basque Country, Spain the University of Florida, USA and she is a member of of the Computational Intelligence Group since 2009. Her aim is to develop computational methods for brain MRI processing and analysis, including open sours tools, that help to the medical people in their specific pathologies research studies.

          She has experience in International Conference organization and take part in the events for the teenagers and kids such as Week of science. Participant in more than 10 international science conference, trainings and summer courses.

          Board member of Python San Sebastian Society (ACPySS), on-site team of EuroPython 2015 and 2016, EPS board member since 2015.

          Anders Hammarquist

          Pythonista / Consultant / Software architect

          Anders brought Python to Open End (née Strakt), a Python software company
          focusing on data organization, when we founded it in 2001. He has used
          Python in various capacities since 1995.

          He helped organize EuroPython 2004 and 2005, and has attended and given
          talks at several EuroPythons since then. He has handled the Swedish financials of the EuroPython Society since 2016.

          Alexander Hendorf

          Pythonista  / Consultant / Trainer / Speaker / Data-Nerd

          As partner of German management consultancy Königsweg, Alexander is guiding enterprises and institutions through change processes of digitalisation and automation implementing agile data analytics.

          Alexander always loved data almost as much as music and so no wonder he’s talking a lot about like Pandas, Data-Science and - being one of the 25 mongoDB Masters - databases.

          He loves to share this expertise and engages in the global community as program chair of the EuroPython and PyConDE & PyData Karlsruhe conferences, speaker and trainer at multiple international conferences.

          Since 2015 he is member of the EuroPython core organisation team.

          Marc-André Lemburg

          Pythonista / CEO / Consultant / Coach

          Marc-Andre is the CEO and founder of eGenix.com, a Python-focused project and consulting company based in Germany. He has a degree in mathematics from the University of Düsseldorf. His work with and for Python started in 1994. He became Python Core Developer in 1997, designed and implemented the Unicode support in Python and continued to maintain the Python Unicode implementation for more than a decade. Marc-Andre is a founding member of the Python Software Foundation (PSF) and has served on the PSF Board several times.

          In 2002, Marc-Andre was on the executive committee to run the first EuroPython conference in Charleroi, Belgium. He also co-organized the second EuroPython 2003 conference. Since then, he has attended every single EuroPython conference and continued being involved in the workings of the conference organization.

          He was elected as board member of the EuroPython Society (EPS) in 2012 and enjoyed the last few years working with the EPS board members on steering the EuroPython conference to the new successful EuroPython Workgroup structures to sustain the continued growth, while maintaining the EuroPython spirit and fun aspect of the conference.

          For the EuroPython 2017 edition, Marc-Andre was chair of the EuroPython Society and ran lots of activities around the conference organization, e.g. managing the contracts and budget, signing up sponsors, helping with the website, setting up the conference app, writing blog posts and many other things that were needed to make EuroPython 2017 happen.

          Going forward, he would like to work more on broadening the scope of the EPS, aiding Python adoption in Europe, enable it to provide full financial backing of the conference and prepare it for a bright future.

          Dr. Alexandre Manhaes Savio

          Pythonista / PhD / Co-Founder and CTO / Trainer / Spokesperson

          Alex has a PhD on machine learning applied to different modalities of brain MRI for the detection of neurodegeneration and psychiatric disorders. After that he tried to start a company, but instead co-founded a local Python society called ACPySS. He was one of the core organizers of EP2015 and now EP2016.

          He currently works as a researcher in the Nuclear Medicine Department of the university clinic of the Technical University of Munich in Germany. There he contributes to and create neuroimaging modules with Python as well as code to improve the efficiency of the EuroPython organization tasks. He doesn’t know very well what to do with his life so he is trying to enjoy it for now.

          What does the EPS Board do ?

          The EPS board runs the day-to-day business of the EuroPython Society, including running the EuroPython conference events. It is allowed to enter contracts for the society and handle any issues that have not been otherwise regulated in the bylaws or by the General Assembly. Most business is handled by email on the board mailing list or the board’s Telegram group, board meetings are usually run as conference calls.

          It is important to note that the EPS board is an active board, i.e. the board members are expected to put in a significant amount of time and effort towards the goals of the EPS and for running the EuroPython conference. This usually means at least 100-200h work over a period of one year, with most of this being needed in the last six months before the conference. Many board members put in even more work to make sure that the EuroPython conferences become a success.

          Board members are generally expected to take on leadership roles within the EuroPython Workgroups.

          Enjoy,

          EuroPython Society


                    Inventor Who Made Chinese Easier To Read, Dies    
          Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: The inventor of Pinyin - that's the system of transcribing Chinese characters in the Roman alphabet - has died. Zhou Youguang had just celebrated his 111th birthday. He was also a political dissident, which made him a thorn in the government's side. Six years ago on this program, NPR's Louisa Lim sent us a profile of Zhou after meeting him at his home in Beijing. We decided to share it with you again. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN: (Speaking Chinese). LOUISA LIM, BYLINE: A class of Chinese kids learns Pinyin, a system for spelling out Chinese words using the Roman alphabet. This is the first step towards literacy in China, one that hundreds of millions of people have taken over the past half century. Pinyin is largely the work of one extraordinary and extraordinarily modest man. As a young man, Zhou Youguang moved to the States and worked as a Wall Street banker but returned to China after the 1949
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                    Galt Toys (1960s–70s)   
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          In 1961, Ken Garland redesigned the identity for Galt Toys, set in Folio. Later, the company accepted his offer to design their toys and games. They remained a client until 1982.

          When we were working for Galt Toys, although we used the same logo, we twisted it round and did umpteen versions of it and never let it stay the same. — Ken Garland, Eye

          The style was maintained consistently for 20 years. The letterforms chosen for GALT TOYS were from a very recently issued typeface, Folio Medium Extended. … [We] were determined not to let the Galt Toys logo become a sacred cow, not to be mucked about with (as was decreed with so many logos in the 50s and 60s). It would, indeed, be mucked around with, but only by us. — Ken Garland, Galy Tots




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          Cover of first Galt Toys catalogue, 1961




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          publicity leaflet, 1967. Drawing by Wanda Garland.




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