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          COMO SE FAZ UM RELATÓRIO   
A consulta de um dicionário de Língua Portuguesa dá-nos a seguinte definição de relatório:
"exposição circunstanciada e objectiva, oral ou por escrito, daquilo que se viu, estudou, observou, analisou... "

Ao longo da tua vida académica e profissional, vais ter de produzir relatórios cujos objectivos são descrever situações, factos, actividades, comunicar um trabalho, uma pesquisa, um projecto desenvolvido. Para além do papel de comunicação que o relatório efectivamente tem, a sua elaboração permite uma análise crítica sobre o trabalho e a perspectivação da actividade futura. Daí que num relatório, não te possas limitar a descrever o que foi feito, mas como foi feito: deves registar os processos que te levaram a determinadas conclusões, as dificuldades sentidas, as hipóteses de trabalho levantadas, etc.

O professor avisa com antecedência o dia em que terás de apresentar o(s) relatório(s). Tens de reter dois aspectos muito importantes:
1 – Cumprimento do prazo – se entregas um relatório fora do prazo podes ser penalizado na avaliação. Na tua vida futura, pode até acontecer que o teu trabalho não seja aceite.

2 – Um relatório prepara-se com tempo. O conhecimento antecipado da data de entrega permite-te gerir o tempo da sua produção para que o documento final reflicta cuidado na apresentação e um conteúdo substancial, quer dizer, que reflicta de facto o teu trabalho.
Tipos de Relatório
No âmbito da AP vais ter de produzir diferentes tipos de relatórios:
1 - Relatório de actividade
2 - Relatório de desenvolvimento/processo
3 - Relatório do produto final
Vamos analisar os objectivos de cada um destes tipos de relatório e de seguida a estrutura que deves seguir para a sua elaboração.
1 - Relatório de actividade – o professor pode solicitar um relatório individual ou de grupo de uma iniciativa, de uma saída ou actividade de campo, de uma visita de estudo, de um conjunto de actividades produzidas num determinado período de tempo.
2 - Relatório de desenvolvimento/processo – está prevista a apresentação de um relatório do desenvolvimento do projecto em AP em dois momentos: * no fim do 1° período; * no Carnaval.
Contudo, o professor pode solicitar um relatório de desenvolvimento sempre que considere oportuno.
Os objectivos destes relatórios, também designados por relatórios de processo, são, entre outros, os seguintes:
  • permitem que o grupo e cada um dos seus elementos tome consciência do processo de execução do projecto e da participação de cada um;
  • ajudam a reflectir sobre as dificuldades e até bloqueios do projecto favorecendo a sua superação;
  • podem orientar a reformulação do projecto;
  • promovem a auto-avaliação;
  • constituem elementos de avaliação para o professor.
3 - Relatório do produto final – acompanha a apresentação do produto no fim do ano lectivo. O produto final é a concretização do projecto desenvolvido: integra a experiência do projecto.

Pode acontecer que ao longo do ano o professor solicite produtos do trabalho, e nesse caso, estás a apresentar um relatório de produto.
Em diferentes momentos terás de apresentar quer relatórios individuais, quer relatórios de grupo. A sua solicitação é geralmente acompanhada por um conjunto de instruções que te orientam na sua produção.
A estrutura de um relatório



Vamos apresentar-te um conjunto de elementos que poderás encarar como um guião para a elaboração de relatórios. Geralmente o relatório apresenta as seguintes partes: capa, índice, texto, anexos.

Capa
Na capa devem constar os seguintes elementos:
  • O nome da escola
  • O título (por exemplo. "Relatório do Trabalho de Projecto")
  • A tua identificação
  • A identificação do professor
  • A data
Apesar de a capa não ter registado o número de página, conta como página 1.

Índice
Na página 2 deves registar o índice, que tem como função apresentar a estrutura do relatório e a sua localização através do registo da página. Exemplo:
1 - Introdução .............................................. 3
2 - O carácter da Área de Projecto ................ 5
3 -............................................................... 7
4 - .............................................................. 11
5 - Bibliografia ............................................. 15
6 - Anexos .................................................. 17

Texto
Deves iniciar o teu texto com uma introdução em que justificas a razão de ser do relatório e os seus objectivos. Podes apresentar, brevemente, o plano do texto que produziste. No relatório, isto é no texto propriamente dito, identificas o objectivo do relatório, descreves o trabalho que realizaste, as metodologias utilizadas, os resultados e as dificuldades que encontraste, as questões que o trabalho suscitou.

Um relatório que se limite a descrever as actividades desenvolvidas é pobre: é a reflexão sobre as dificuldades que sentiste, a forma como as ultrapassaste, o modo como interagiste com os teus colegas e com outras pessoas com quem colaboraste que torna o teu relatório um documento único, porque reflecte a tua experiência pessoal. Mostra como organizaste e desenvolveste o trabalho e a tua contribuição para o grupo: integra, portanto, uma apreciação autocrítica do teu trabalho.

Deves incluir uma conclusão onde registes comentários finais, observações críticas e um balanço genérico da actividade ou do trabalho objecto do relatório.
No teu texto, há alguns aspectos éticos que deves respeitar:
  • só citar documentos selectivamente consultados;
  • citar as fontes a que recorreste, registando todos os dados que permitam a sua identificação;
  • ser rigoroso no registo dos dados e nos contactos que mantiveste;
  • ser autêntico na descrição das tuas experiências e na análise crítica que produzas.
Anexos
Nos anexos, deves integrar os documentos, gráficos, legislação, imagens, conforme o caso. Estes materiais devem ser numerados e a paginação deve continuar a do texto principal. Deves incluir também a bibliografia

Redacção e apresentação gráfica
No teu relatório, a forma como rediges tem muita importância.
Assim:
  • procura apresentar as tuas ideias de forma estruturada, com clareza e rigor;
  • as frases e os parágrafos não devem ser extensos;
  • a expressão deve ser correcta e clara. Procura fazer várias revisões para evitares erros ou frases mal construídas;
  • podes utilizar a primeira pessoa do singular ou a primeira do plural.
A apresentação gráfica do relatório é também relevante, devendo-se pautar pela descrição e pela regularidade. Apresentamos-te algumas sugestões:
  • tipo de letra: Deves escolher uma fonte que seja discreta e bem legível;
  • tamanho: os textos devem ter tamanho 12; as notas de rodapé devem ser escritas em tamanho 8;
  • os títulos devem ser escritos a bold (negrito), hierarquizados, isto é, usando diferentes tamanhos para os títulos e os subtítulos;
  • espaçamento – 1,5;
  • tipo de papel: A4 branco.
Avaliação do relatório

O teu professor de AP esclarecerá os critérios que terá em conta na avaliação.
Contudo, há alguns aspectos que são comuns à avaliação dos relatórios:

  • a organização do trabalho;
  • a descrição ordenada dos procedimentos;
  • a justificação das opções tomadas;
  • a organização das ideias e dos raciocínios; 
  • a clareza e correcção da linguagem utilizada;
  • a criatividade.

A título de exemplo, apresentamos dois modelos de relatórios.


RELATÓRIO DO 1° PERÍODO

O relatório que tens de apresentar para Área de Projecto é o primeiro. do ponto de vista formal. Informalmente, em diálogo com o professor ou com os teus colegas de grupo ou de turma, já produziste muitos relatórios informais. Reconheces afirmações como:

  • “Já percebo melhor o que se pretende com área de Projecto”;
  • “Não sabia que as consequências das faltas em AP eram tão graves”;
  • “Tenho tido problemas em aceder ao site x”;
  • “O tema que o meu grupo está a desenvolver dá mais trabalho do que imaginávamos”;
  • “Já sou capaz de organizar melhor as informações que recolho”;
  • “Já sou capaz de trabalhar melhor em equipa”.

Estas e muitas outras reflexões estão registadas, com certeza, no teu diário de bordo.
Tendo em conta o que acabámos de dizer e a orientação que tem sido desenvolvida na turma, propõe-se que elabores o teu relatório tendo em conta os seguintes itens:
  1. Analisar as expectativas em relação à AP.
  2. Reflectir sobre as mudanças que esta área exige e os desafios que coloca.
  3. Analisar as actividades que desenvolveste no âmbito das técnicas de investigação e das suas aplicações. Reflectir sobre as aprendizagens que fizeste.
  4. Descrever a forma como o tema foi escolhido e a sua relação com os teus interesses as tuas opções vocacionais e profissionais.
  5. A experiência do trabalho de grupo.
  6. Planificação do projecto.
  7. Perspectivas de trabalho.
O registo das dificuldades sentidas e a forma de as superar
Para elaborares o relatório irás recorrer aos diário de bordo, ao teu portefólio/dossier individual de projecto, onde tens os materiais organizados, aos registos pessoais que foste fazendo, à planificação das tarefas, etc.

          COMO SE FAZ UM PORTEFÓLIO   
"Em Área de Projecto, o portefólio é constituído pelo conjunto dos trabalhos produzidos ao longo do desenvolvimento do projecto.
Permite seguir o modo como vais construindo, com os outros, o projecto e reflectir o teu contributo pessoal. Implica organização, planeamento e contextualização dos materiais que reflectem a prática do teu trabalho.

O portefólio concretiza-se numa pasta, num dossier de argolas, que integra o material recolhido e produzido.

Pode também ser apresentado em suporte digital (por exemplo, CD). Permite a compreensão detalhada das várias componentes do processo de trabalho constituindo um importante meio de avaliação.

O portefólio é um registo global de um percurso, de um processo pessoal de aprendizagem, sendo portanto único. É um instrumento de trabalho em constante reformulação.

O que constitui o portefólio

Não é possível fazer uma listagem exaustiva dos materiais que constituem o portefólio porque este tem de reflectir o projecto, o trabalho concreto que está a ser desenvolvido. Contudo, a listagem que se segue é um indicador do que pode fazer parte de um portefólio:

documentos que são os produtos das investigações levadas a cabo e que podem ter várias origens: entrevistas, questionários, pesquisas bibliográficas, etc. Este material deve ser acompanhado por uma fundamentação rigorosa;

diários de bordo;

comentários e reflexões críticas;

relatórios de actividades e relatórios individuais de desenvolvimento;

sínteses, fichas de leitura e de análise de filmes;

mapas conceptuais;

levantamento de problemas;

grelhas de observação;

glossário;

fotografias e outras produções gráficas;

bibliografia e outros recursos;

comentários produzidos por outras pessoas;

auto-avaliação e hetero-avaliação.



Todos os materiais que reflictam o teu percurso pessoal de trabalho no desenvolvimento do projecto devem ser integrados no teu portefólio. Contudo, o portefólio não é uma acumulação mais ou menos volumosa de materiais. Se o fosse, confundia-se com um dossier.

Características de um portefólio

Que características devem ter os matérias seleccionados? Vamos apresentar algumas delas:

oportunidade/significado - no portefólio não se reúnem todos os materiais produzidos ou recolhidos. Tem de haver uma selecção, integrando aqueles que sejam significativos e adequados ao processo de desenvolvimento do trabalho. Isso não significa que não se incluam materiais que reconheces que não foram úteis para o trabalho. Nesse caso, justificas o motivo da sua exploração e posterior exclusão;

diversidade - o portefólio, para além de reflectir as diferentes fases da investigação e produção do projecto, traduz o recurso a várias fontes e pontos de vista. A lista que registámos no ponto anterior manifesta essa diversidade;

organização - enquanto que um dossier é uma colecção de documentos, o portefólio implica organização que se reflecte na integração dos documentos de modo regular e planificado. Seleccionados, tendo em conta os objectivos e o percurso de trabalho, os documentos devem ser datados e devidamente contextualizados;

criatividade — a apresentação de soluções originais é um elemento de valorização de um portefólio;

fundamentação - as opções tomadas devem ser fundamentadas, isto é, apresentam a justificação. A escolha dos documentos seleccionados deve ser também justificada;

reflexão - esta será uma das mais importantes componentes do portefólio dado que deve acompanhar os trabalhos ou realizações produzidas pelo seu autor. É a reflexão que está na base da selecção dos materiais. É pela reflexão que o aluno toma consciência dos seus progressos: distingue a forma como uma mesma actividade é encarada, por exemplo, por diferentes elementos do grupo que desenvolveram a mesma tarefa. O portefólio deve reflectir a identidade do seu autor.

Construído ao longo do ano, acompanhando a evolução do trabalho, vai assumindo diferentes versões. Por exemplo, no final do ano já integra a descrição do produto final, a avaliação da sua apresentação pública, o relatório do produto, etc. O portefólio cresce e evolui com o projecto.

Como organizar o portefólio

Como já afirmámos, o portefólio não é uma colecção, uma acumulação de materiais. Na base da concepção do portefólio está a planificação, a selecção e a organização do material. Estas características devem manifestar-se na forma como o organizas. Seguem-se algumas sugestões para a organização do portefólio:

folha de rosto com identificação;

inclusão de um índice ou sumário;

apresentação/justificação do projecto;

organização em partes que revelem uma estrutura adequada;

inclusão de separadores claramente identificados.

Deves ter muita atenção ao aspecto gráfico, que deve ser cuidado e motivador da sua consulta. Podes seguir algumas das instruções que já te demos sobre a apresentação gráfica quando abordámos o relatório. Para poderes auto-avaliar o teu portefólio, apresentamos-te uma sugestão de lista de verificação que te permitirá aferir alguns aspectos do teu produto:


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          H & M clothing chain announces Uruguay 2018 landing   

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          Trump announces new oil pipeline to Mexico right "under the wall"   

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          Venezuelan student organizations say 62 of their members have been arrested so far   

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          Fairline announces US premiere of new Squadron 53 at Palm Beach International Boat Show   

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Alongside the US debut of the Squadron 53, which was launched in Europe at Boot Dusseldorf at the end of January, Fairline will showcase its limited edition 50th anniversary commemorative book together with an immersive virtual reality experience bringing to life its highly anticipated Targa 63GTO.

Renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, has added his design expertise to Fairline’s new Squadron 53. The boat is based on the existing 53ft hull but features a new design from the deck upwards courtesy of Mancini, showcasing the future direction of Fairline’s exterior styling.

Mancini’s design has resulted in a spacious main deck with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin offering a generous 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the large double bed, adding to the overall sense of space in this expansive 55ft 6in (16.92m)-long cruiser. The clever layout configurations provide owners with complete flexibility, including three or four cabins and multiple galley arrangements including the main deck, forward or aft locations or below deck, as well as the new addition of foredeck seating.

Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen in Oundle, England, the new Squadron 53 offers luxury boaters total command and control thanks to its

striking swept flybridge, whilst exuding style and offering great entertaining spaces onboard. Fairline’s approach, from superior engineering and multiple layout options, to small details that delight, makes the Squadron 53 the perfect choice for those who want their yacht their way.

Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline, says, “Owners will feel in total command and control on the fantastic flybridge of the new Fairline Squadron 53, a yacht that offers excellent sea-keeping in all conditions. At the same time, the space, style and sumptuousness of this luxury cruiser means that guests will also have the ride of their lives. The Squadron 53 is the first Fairline yacht to have touches of Italian design and features subtle Mancini influences, which have evolved Fairline’s time-proven design DNA to create a
model that perfectly blends beauty, form and function. With the Squadron 53, owners receive unrivalled flexibility in layout and complete comfort and luxury in its construction and features.”

See the US premiere of Fairline’s Squadron 53 at Palm Beach International Boat Show from Thursday 23 March.


          Fairline announces all-new Targa 43 Open   

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The new Targa 43 Open is the latest boat designed from a blank sheet of paper by celebrated superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, for Fairline Yachts. The hugely successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard, which began with the Targa 63 GTO, has created an instantly recognisable sleek hull shape with effortless styling, showcasing the future direction for Fairline Yachts.

Fairline’s new Targa 43 Open, of which ten models were sold on the first day of London Boat Show 2017, will have the same innovative, versatile, light, bright and achingly stylish feel of the Targa 63 GTO. The luxurious sports cruiser will feature a choice of either twin Volvo Penta IPS 500 or IPS 600, which is expected to achieve a minimum fully-loaded speed of 34 knots.

Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, Andrew Pope, comments, “The Targa 43 was a phenomenally popular boat when originally launched in the late 1990s and we are confident this all-new model for the 21st century will be a worthy successor. The two cabin cruiser will feature an exciting new shape, a light and airy feel and luxurious hand-crafted details, whilst retaining Fairline’s core design DNA and, of course, the robust seakeeping we are known for. We can’t wait for you to meet her in Spring 2018.”


          Fairline announces worldwide premiere of new Squadron 53 at Boot Düsseldorf 2017   

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The launch of the Squadron 53 will celebrate the British brand’s return to the Düsseldorf-based show after a five year absence, and follows this year’s hugely successful unveilings of the Squadron 65 Hardtop at Cannes Yachting Festival, and the Targa 53 OPEN at Southampton International Boat Show.

Renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, has added his design expertise to this new Squadron. The boat is based on Fairline’s existing 53ft hull but features a new design from the deck upwards courtesy of Mancini, showcasing the future direction of Fairline’s exterior styling.

Mancini’s design has resulted in a spacious main deck with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin offering a generous 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the large double bed, adding to the overall sense of space in this expansive 55ft 6in (16.92m)-long cruiser. The clever layout configurations provide owners with complete flexibility, including three or four cabins and multiple galley arrangements including the main deck, forward or aft locations or below deck, as well as the new addition of foredeck seating.

Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen in Oundle, England, the new Squadron 53 offers luxury boaters total command and control thanks to its striking swept flybridge, whilst exuding style and offering great entertaining spaces onboard. Fairline’s approach, from superior engineering and multiple layout options, to small details that delight, makes the Squadron 53 the perfect choice for those who want their yacht their way.

Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline, says, “Owners will feel in total command and control on the fantastic flybridge of the new Fairline Squadron 53, a yacht that offers excellent sea-keeping in all conditions. At the same time, the space, style and sumptuousness of this luxury cruiser means that guests will also have the ride of their lives. The Squadron 53 is the first Fairline yacht to have touches of Italian design and features subtle Mancini influences, which have evolved Fairline’s time-proven design DNA to create a model that perfectly blends beauty, form and function. With the Squadron 53, owners receive unrivalled flexibility in layout and complete comfort and luxury in its construction and features.”

Prices begin at £733,200 (ex. VAT).

Targa 48 OPEN

Fairline’s ever popular Targa 48 OPEN will also be on show alongside the new addition to the Squadron range.

The Targa 48 OPEN is one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water. A beautifully appointed two or three cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas – both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for a jet tender and the option of a submersible platform. The Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability thanks to its Volvo Penta IPS with joystick control – keep your eyes peeled as 2017 sees the introduction of the Volvo IPS700.

Prices start at £441,300 (ex. VAT).

See the world premiere of Fairline’s Squadron 53 at Boot Düsseldorf at 12:00pm on Saturday 21 January 2017 - on the Fairline booth, Hall 6/D21 - and the US premiere at Miami Boat Show, on 16 February 2017.


          Fairline launches the Targa 53 GT for boat owners who refuse to compromise   

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Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated British craftsmen, the Targa 53 GT sets a new standard in choice, personalisation and buyer satisfaction, which has never before been properly recognised or met by boat builders. There will be no such thing as an ‘off the shelf’ model with the Targa 53 GT, allowing customers to design and purchase something that is truly their boat.

Recognised for nearly 50 years as guardians of British ingenuity and engineering of the ‘Boater’s Boat,’ Fairline has created the Targa 53 GT to deliver a ‘no compromise’ solution to the discerning buyer. Fairline has attended to every small detail – from the unrivalled performance, proven sea-keeping, and the exceptional quality of every aspect of on board space, facilities and features. The Targa 53 GT redefines the 50 foot boating experience, providing outstanding quality in design and performance for the uncompromising end-user.

Design Director at Fairline, Andrew Pope, comments, “The Targa 53 GT represents a dramatic step forward in motorboat design, using the Fairline design DNA to create a model that perfectly blends form and function. The use of smart design principles throughout the boat eliminates the owner’s need to compromise. We want our customers to regret nothing and when choosing the Targa 53 GT, the owner will receive unrivalled flexibility in layout and complete confidence in its construction and features.”

Exterior lines reflect dynamic performance

The Targa 53 GT is immediately distinctive thanks to its exterior styling and shows an evolution from the time proven Targa lineage, incorporating the distinctive deck window profile with signature Fairline spear. Continuing the Fairline tradition of timeless design, the Targa 53 GT incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing that emphasises the new model’s dynamic character. The boat’s classic swept stern shape integrates the hull lines, creating a functional yet attractive transom that gives the boat a dynamic look, even when at rest.

Fairline takes a unique approach to constructing its boats with four separate mouldings coming together to create a monocoque construction. This procedure, along with Fairline’s resin infusion process, adds structural strength and rigidity while reducing weight, noise and vibration.

Sleek design features have been used to create an “in and out” experience, including large three piece patio doors that span the full width of the upper deck. The large 'L shaped' cockpit seating boasts a substantial three person sun pad utilising a moveable backrest, giving 'open' style exterior space whilst still being able to close the doors on any inclement weather. The Targa 53 GT has a single level floor from the cockpit to saloon, with one step up to the companionway to maximise the feeling of space.

The new model also features a glazed retractable hardtop, a key advantage of which is the pneumatic seal, providing a waterproof seal and seamless one touch movement from closed to open. The boat’s glazed feature windows in the saloon allow light to flood in and provide a stunning 360 degree panoramic experience, with an uninterrupted view. There is an option for a submersible bathing platform, with variable height hydraulic mechanism and a 500kg capacity. The platform holds an integrated Armstrong ladder for those wanting to swim, which conveniently swings and locks away when not in use.

Interior elegance and flexibility

During the development of the Targa 53 GT, emphasis was placed on creating the most flexible Fairline layout to date, providing customers with the chance to create their perfect boat, which is hand built to their specific requirements. This includes the choice of galley up or galley down, providing the customer with class-leading flexibility in layout and widening the boat’s appeal to meet the demands of a global market. 

Designed to be a sociable boat inside and out, the Targa 53 GT combines large cockpit seating and sunbathing areas, with interior saloon seating to provide a seamless flow of entertaining and relaxation space. A stone inlayed wooden high/low dining table with folding leaves can convert from dining to coffee table, allowing the main saloon seating to serve as a dining or relaxation area. A stunning feature drinks unit stands next to the starboard sofa and a 40 inch rise and fall flat screen television as standard.
Companion seating opposite the twin helm adds to the boat’s sociable and inclusive experience. The helm station is designed to ensure the best visibility for the driver due to a central helm position, and the boat is equipped with the latest Garmin navigational technology, renowned for its reliability, technical innovation and ease of use. 

An industry first for this size of boat is the layout of the three luxuriously appointed cabins, providing the best level of comfortable and spacious accommodation for everyone on board. 

The full beam mid-ship master cabin boasts a king size bed, feature headboard, mood lighting and large panoramic windows. The highest quality interior materials are used throughout, including stone worktops and leather panelled drawers and bed surround. A flush mounted 32 inch television, along with a standalone vanity unit with illuminated mirror are just a couple of examples of the luxurious touches in the master cabin. The master ensuite features the option of marble worktops throughout – a first for Fairline – and large windows to light the spacious bathroom.

In addition to the stunning master cabin, there is a VIP forward double cabin, with the option to convert the double to a scissor berth and glazing overhead with integrated blinds. A versatile extra cabin is to port, with side by side twin beds. Often overlooked, the twin cabin features the same attention to detail as the other accommodation, with no need for guests to sleep in bunk beds and design touches including a full length mirror. For crewed boats, Fairline offers an optional spacious crew cabin.

The galley is visually open to the upper deck, ensuring those enjoying the ambience below decks are always connected to other guests. Owners can choose from three beautiful stone worktop options and the galley’s contemporary yet practical features include a full height fridge freezer, induction hobs and soft close drawers. Storage options in the galley include large eyeline lockers above the worktop and an under floor larder. Customers opting for the 'galley up' option will gain an additional day head and flexible utility room in place of the galley.
Stunning design details run throughout the boat including feature piping and stitching on the sofas and leather bound and stitched handrails. Owners can select options for sofa coverings, fabric and leather from four sumptuous interior schemes based on popular boating destinations – Capri, St Tropez, Amalfi and the Hamptons.

Technical details and engine options

Offering excellent sea-keeping in all conditions, the Targa 53 GT is a true “boater’s boat” and offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo. Up to 725bhp is available through shaft drives, which better suits the handling and performance characteristics of a 50ft+ boat.

The boat is designed to reach a minimum of 30 knots in a fully loaded state, including fuel, water, tender and crew and boasts high capacity fuel tanks for longer range, safer cruising.
Every feature has been carefully planned to enhance the on board experience of the Targa 53 GT, including gyro stabilisation as a factory fitted option, a 45% increase in air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, and 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas.
Prices start from £649,000 excluding VAT, with the 2x Volvo Penta D11-675 EVC engine option.

Douglas Culverwell, Sales and Marketing Director, adds, “The Targa 53 GT gives an idea of the shape of things to come, not just for Fairline but for the whole market. This new model refuses to be categorised with production line boats and as the order books are already filling up, we welcome the imminent boat show season.

“The Targa 53 GT is an opportunity for our customers to purchase what suits their individual boating needs when it comes to layout and functionality. With a boat where attention to detail, both in engineering and aesthetics, is key.”


          Fairline announces new OPEN addition to the 53ft range   

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The 53ft range has taken the same state-of-the-art technologies and industry-leading production methods the successful 48ft range benefits from and developed them further, creating a boat that not only allows the customer to design the interior styling and layout around their unique needs but also delivers against Fairline’s reputation of high quality, innovative yacht design.

Available from spring 2016, the new Targa 53 OPEN will feature uninterrupted entertaining above decks from the platform to companionway. The boat incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing which emphasises the dynamic character of the Targa concept and ensures that the spacious master cabin, lower galley and saloon below, are filled with natural light. Customers are also able to choose between a two cabin or three cabin configuration that best suits their individual requirements.

The cockpit boats a spacious three person sun bed above the tender garage, large ‘L’ shaped cockpit seating with a wet bar opposite and spacious companion seating across from the helm, the perfect arrangement for maximising enjoyment onboard. The Targa 53 OPEN will offer a choice of two shaft driven, Volvo engine options, offering a minimum fully loaded speed in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles. There will also be the option to add stabilisation, with the boat accepting both fin and gyroscopic stabilisers offering the highest level of comfort onboard.

Douglas Culverwell Sales and Marketing Director  at Fairline Boats commented: “Following positive feedback from our 53ft range announcement and strong forward order books for the Targa 53GT and Squadron 53, we are excited to be adding the Targa 53 OPEN. All models will have a common platform approach which offer flexibility of layout and options to suit the individual customer and are at the heart of Fairline’s new design philosophy. “


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          Fairline reveals the future with its luxury boat range at Cannes Yachting Festival   

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Hand built to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated British craftsmen, this highly anticipated new model sets a new standard in choice, personalisation and buyer satisfaction – which has never before been properly recognised or met by production boat builders. There will be no such thing as an ‘off the shelf’ model with the Targa 53GT, allowing customers to design and purchase something that is truly their boat.

Recognised for nearly 50 years as guardians of British ingenuity and engineering of the ‘Boater’s Boat,’ Fairline has created the Targa 53GT to deliver a ‘no compromise’ solution to the discerning buyer. Fairline has attended to every small detail – from the unrivalled performance, proven sea-keeping, and the exceptional quality of every aspect of on board space, facilities and features. The Targa 53GT redefines the 50 foot boating experience, providing outstanding quality in design and performance for the uncompromising end-user.

The new design concept created by Fairline for the Targa 53GT enables the buyer to make extensive personalised choices to create their own boat, hand built to their specific requirements. This includes the choice of galley up or galley down through to the single level floor from cockpit to saloon with more choice in interior and exterior layout.  An industry first for this size of boat is the layout of the three luxuriously appointed cabins featuring a master main cabin and two additional cabins with options for double in the VIP forward cabin or twin beds in the guest cabin, providing the best level of comfortable and spacious accommodation for everyone on board. 

Hidden yet significant features of the Targa 53GT include the option of factory fitted gyro stabilisation as standard, a 45% increase in standard air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas, and the space for larger TV screens as standard. A first for Fairline is the option for marble worktops in the galley and heads, and achieving yet another first – being 10% lighter in weight than the equivalent length hand laid up Fairline boat. 

Boats on show at Cannes Yachting Festival

Targa 48 OPEN
The launch of the new Targa 53GT sits alongside Fairline’s ever popular and proven range on show at Cannes which includes the Targa 48 OPEN – one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water and the first to feature Fairline’s sumptuous new interiors scheme. A beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas – both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for an optional jet tender and a submersible platform. The Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability thanks to its Volvo Penta IPS with joystick control.

Targa 48GT
Also representing Fairline’s proven Targa range will be the Targa 48GT, a sports cruiser packed with new technologies and exceptional engineering. The hull, for instance, has been specifically designed to complement the Volvo Penta IPS engines, resulting in precise handling, along with impeccable sea keeping. Taking the hardtop in question, it comes with panelled glazing as standard for that ‘open, even when closed’ sensation.

Targa 62GT
The Targa 62GT boasts stunning performance and excellent sea-keeping, as well as impressive accommodation throughout. The model has a generous, open cockpit that features a highly sociable J-shaped seating and dining area, sitting ahead of a luxuriously large sunpad and a bathing platform featuring a hydraulic hi-lo system. One of the most attractive features is its electric retractable glazed roof with one-touch operation and pneumatic seal, creating a haven for sun-worshippers.

Squadron 65
Completing the Fairline offering at Cannes Yachting Festival will be the beautifully proportioned Squadron 65. With an increase in size comes an increase in the ability to really impress and the Squadron 65 does just that. This 65-foot Squadron appears to go one step further than similar sized boats on every level.
Sumptuous furnishings and hand-worked cabinetry are hallmarks of the Squadron range. Nowhere is it more elegantly expressed than in the long, wide single-level interior - a testament to the 65’s ingenious flat floor design. Having such uncomplicated, single floor levels is normally reserved for much larger yachts, but our designers have achieved just that on this 65-footer.


          Fairline launches apprenticeship programme   

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Supported by the British Marine Federation and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme, which encourages businesses to train apprentices, Evolve Business Training - the employer focused arm of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education in Northamptonshire - will work closely with Fairline to develop and deliver the apprenticeship training standards and assessments.

The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship programme will be tailored to the requirements of the global luxury yachting industry and will be based at Fairline’s Oundle headquarters and at the college’s Corby campus. The apprenticeship scheme will be a four year programme, during which time apprentices will gain invaluable training and experience, and learn and develop the specialist skills and knowledge required in building luxury motor yachts.

Stefan Whitmarsh, Head of Engineering at Fairline, says, “We are excited to be working with the apprentices from Tresham, it’s a unique opportunity for the students to learn a wide variety of trades and specifically, boat building.  The new apprenticeship scheme forms part of the plan to strengthen our business for the future, and it’s a chance for the 22 apprentices to be part of a great British brand that delivers luxury boats to a global audience.”

Rachel Kay, Deputy Principal and MD at Tresham says, “This is an excellent career opportunity for young people, and a chance to get on board with a major global player in the luxury boating market.”

Paul Harris, Administrator of the Shipwright Apprenticeship Scheme, says, “Through discussions between Shipwrights and the British Marine Federation we are meeting with Colleges and local businesses, such as Tresham and Fairline, to secure the return of marine apprenticeships to the region.”

Recruitment of the team of 22 apprenticeships is already underway and the Fairline Boatbuilding / Shipwright Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2015.


          Fairline unveils first boat showcasing its new Capri interior   

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The neutral Capri scheme was chosen by the owner for the interior of the boat, because it offers an elegant, muted palette featuring soothing taupe, white and cream colourways with duck egg blue hues, accentuating the feeling of space of the Targa 48 OPEN. The new look interior makes an impact on the boat’s ambience, which is further enhanced by gloss veneers replacing fabric panels and luxurious touches, such as leather bound and stitched handrails.

In its open form, with the canvas roof retracted, the Targa 48 OPEN offers a sense of freedom that continues out onto the cockpit with its large, inviting sunpad. Free-flowing sociable areas and large panoramic windows add to the sense of light and space in the generously well-appointed saloon. The new interior adds to this sense of freedom.

Fairline’s new interiors scheme was launched to great acclaim at the London Boat Show 2015.  It features four design themes, Amalfi (mustard and teal), Capri (neutral), Hamptons (reds) and St Tropez (blues) each with its own distinctive colour palette. The colour schemes provide complete flexibility in a choice of fabric and surface finishes allowing for a wider personal expression of interior styling.

Fairline’s interior designer, Robyn Notley, adds, “The inspiration behind the four new ranges is to offer luxurious, bright, modern interiors that fully complement our range of luxury boats. Following feedback from our customers that they wanted to make bolder interior choices, the myriad of options available within each range blend perfectly together, giving Fairline owners the confidence to make stylish choices in their interiors.

“We have designed each collection to evoke the experience and sensation of four of the world’s best-loved boating destinations. Capri always holds a special place in its visitors’ hearts, with spectacular coastal scenery and the freshness of the Mediterranean breeze inspiring a collection rich in textures with a neutral colour palette.”


          Fairline announces new dealer for the South Coast of the UK   

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This progresses an already strong relationship between the two businesses and will ensure that Fairline customers continue to receive the best service across the South Coast, seven days a week. Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd is a fifth-generation family business, established over 100 years ago.

Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd will operate the Fairline Southampton offices and berths as well as continuing to represent Fairline from its offices in Poole, Chertsey and Eastbourne. The state of the art facilities owned by Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd in Chertsey, Surrey will be known as Fairline London and offer customers the largest indoor showroom on the River Thames and a 100-berth marina. This location also benefits from convenient transport links into London.

These South Coast dealerships strengthen Fairline’s current UK representation that includes Fairline Wales and Fairline Channel Islands, ensuring customers find their perfect Fairline.

Douglas Culverwell, Regional Sales Director for Europe at Fairline Boats, commented: “This is exciting news for Fairline and ensures we maintain key coverage across the South Coast of the UK. Richard Bates and his team have a wealth of marine experience which our customers can really benefit from.”

Richard Bates, Managing Director at Bates Wharf Marine Sales, commented: “We are delighted to be representing Fairline across the South Coast. We are a family business and are passionate about selling boats and offering first-class customer service. We have a fantastic working relationship with Fairline and it is a real honour to be working with such a prestigious British brand. We look forward to exciting times ahead!”

Colin Sykes, CEO at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are extremely pleased to have Bates Wharf Marine Sales representing us in this key boating region of the United Kingdom and look forward to sharing the continued success of our brand in partnership with Bates Wharf. We are currently working on other regional appointments and expect these will fit well with this partnership.”  


          Fairline announces key dealer appointment in Asia   

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Fairline Korea will operate from its offices in Goyang-City, just north of Seoul. The dealership benefits from easy access to the beautiful Hangang River, an area of natural beauty and a hotspot for leisure sports and boating enthusiasts in South Korea. Established by Dealer Principal, Sangheon Jeon, Marine Grande specialises in sales and servicing for global luxury motor yacht brands.

Sangeheon Jeon commented: “We are very excited to be the authorised dealer for Fairline in Korea. We have long admired the Fairline range for its elegance, high quality and versatility and are delighted to be representing such an esteemed brand. South Korea has a growing boating community and we are committed to drawing more and more people into yachting by introducing them to global brands like Fairline. We look forward to bringing our first Fairlines into the country and introducing our customers to the brand.” 

Adam Waters, Regional Director for Asia Pacific at Fairline Boats added: “The appointment of Marine Grande as Fairline Korea represents an important development in Fairline’s expansion in Asia – a region within which we are committed to growing our presence.  At Fairline we put a great deal of emphasis on ensuring our dealers are of the highest calibre, with a vast understanding of the industry. Sangheon and his team will be a great asset to the brand and we are delighted to welcome them to our dealer network.”   


          Fairline Targa 48GT to make its us debut at Norwalk Boat Show   

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Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will showcase the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, alongside its elegant Squadron 50, at both the Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows this autumn.

The Fairline Chesapeake team will be on hand throughout both shows to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors onto the stand to take a look at the models. The Fairline stand will feature an elegant hospitality area, where visitors can relax with a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of the show. 

The Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive and features a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior. Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.

With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches. The electric glazed retractable roof is a standard feature of the boat, offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and giving owners the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine at the touch of a button, whether at rest or underway.

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are delighted to be showcasing the third of our 48ft models, the Targa 48GT, at this year’s Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows. This model attracted a great deal of interest at the London Boat Show earlier this year when it launched to the world. We look forward to welcoming Fairline owners and prospective customers onto the stand to experience British craftsmanship and Fairline luxury at its very best.”

In addition to allowing visitors to browse an extensive selection of luxury Motor Yachts, powerboats and sailboats, the shows will offer visitors the chance to take part in on-the water demos and boat handling clinics, sailing seminars and offers a range of activities for children.


          Duo of 48ft models to make show premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival   

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The Squadron 48 and Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO will be showcased on the European stage for the first time, displaying the best of British craftsmanship on Fairline’s elegant stand. The Fairline team will be on hand throughout the show to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors aboard these new models and talk them through the range’s striking design.

Fairline has developed the new 48ft trio, that also includes the Targa 48 OPEN, with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets. All three models are powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull, designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive, and feature a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior.

With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches. The electric glazed retractable roof is a standard feature of the boat, offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and giving owners the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine at the touch of a button, whether at rest or underway.

Meanwhile, the fresh and ingenious design of the Squadron 48 interior ensures there is plentiful space with a voluminous saloon and large relaxed seating areas to both port and starboard. The Squadron 48 also offers numerous opportunities for relaxing in style; the flybridge offers a large seating area around an outdoor dining table which can be lowered to convert into a sunpad in addition to forward-facing seating alongside the upper helm.

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are looking forward to showcasing the Targa 48GT and Squadron 48 models at the Cannes Yachting Festival for the first time. The Cannes Yachting Festival is the gateway to the Mediterranean motor yachting world and the design of the 48ft range is perfect for the boating region. We look forward to welcoming many Fairline owners and prospective customers on board all of our boats to enjoy the best of British at this year’s show.”


          Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO to make show debut at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show   

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The Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, which made its world debut at the 2014 London Boat Show, will be joined by two other models in the new 48ft range, the Targa 48 OPEN and the Squadron 48. Other Fairline models on display will range from the Targa 38 to the luxurious Squadron 42 and the commanding Squadron 78 CUSTOM. 

The Fairline team will be on hand throughout the show to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors onto the stand and to walk them through the entire range. The Fairline stand will feature an elegant hospitality area, where visitors can relax with a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of the show.  

The Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive and features a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior. Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.

With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches. The electric glazed retractable roof is a standard feature of the boat, offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and giving owners the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine at the touch of a button, whether at rest or underway.

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are looking forward to showcasing the Targa 48GT at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show for the first time. This model attracted a great deal of interest at the London Boat Show earlier this year when it launched to the world. The PSP Southampton Boat Show is another important highlight of the boating calendar for Fairline and a show we are committed to supporting. We look forward to welcoming many Fairline owners and prospective customers on board all of our boats to enjoy the best of British at this year’s show.”


          Fairline celebrates best of British with White Helmets sponsorship agreement   

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The leading British luxury boat brand will be a main sponsor of the White Helmets, providing financial support for the team of 25 regular soldiers in 2014, as they delight audiences with heart-stopping stunts at a range of events, festivals and shows across the country.

Now in its 88th year, the White Helmets team is famous around the world for its spectacular feats of balance, death-defying crossover rides and daring acrobatics. Wearing their Royal Signals uniform and signature white helmets, the team perform pyramid lifts, jump ramps and even navigate burning hay bales on their Triumph motorcycles.

Captain Richard Carr, Team Captain of the White Helmets, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Fairline Boats for their sponsorship this year. As a team, we rely solely on our wonderful sponsors for financial support, so it’s fantastic to have secured the backing of such a prestigious British brand. We’re really looking forward to the tour ahead and have been working hard on perfecting stunts and routines that will keep our audiences on the edge of their seats!”

Kevin Gaskell, Fairline Boats CEO, said: “We are very excited to be sponsoring the White Helmets Association at the start of their packed season of motorcycle events. The courage, daring and talent of these men is incredible and as a British brand, Fairline Boats is committed to supporting the best that this country has to offer. We wish the White Helmets team a brilliant season and look forward to following their progress.”


          Fairline drives luxury lifestyle experiences in Asia   

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Fairline recently held three exclusive luxury events in Shanghai and Shenzen to further promote and celebrate the luxury yachting lifestyle.

Fairline Boats recently collaborated with Porsche Shenzen to host an exhilarating event for fans of high performance luxury on both land and sea at the Shenzen International Boat Show. The afternoon began with a test drive of 10 band new Porsche sports cars, followed by a private viewing of the latest Fairline yachts. The day ended with an exquisite dinner at the Sheraton Dameisha Resort.

In order to showcase the ‘Fairline lifestyle’, Jebsen Marine recently held a gala dinner for VIP guests at the iconic Shanghai landmark, Three on the Bund.

Jebsen Marine also recently hosted 10 VIP guests on board the flagship Fairline Squadron 78 CUSTOM for a private evening of wine tasting, in conjunction with Jebsen Fine Wines. The exclusive event consisted of a short cruise followed by sunset wine tasting at anchor.

Bryan Jones, Head of Sales for Americas and Australasia at Fairline Boats, commented: “Asia is a strong focus for Fairline and is a region in which we are committed to grow in response to increasing demand in the region. These exclusive lifestyle events allow Fairline to introduce its range and the lifestyle to prospective customers in China and reflect the understated elegance epitomised by Fairline design.”


          Los pibes llegaron tarde   

El primer tiempo de Francia, de la mano de Bathiste Tchouaffe (21 puntos, 4-6 triples, en 21 minutos) fue demoledor para el seleccionado argentino, que llegó a descontar la diferencia que trepó a los 19 tantos pero no le alcanzó para el triunfo.

A los pibes le costó meterse en el juego, tras intentar una defensa zonal, al comienzo del segundo cuarto, que se mostró poco coordinada.

Luego del 10-29, a los 13 minutos, Argentina empezó a mostrar síntomas de recuperación. Ahí fue cuando tomó mayor protagonismo Santiago Vaulet (primer partido oficial después de más de un año), quien terminó con 18 puntos, 10 rebotes, 4 asistencias pero 5 pérdidas, en 29 minutos.

También por los aciertos de Matías Solanas (16 tantos, 4-6 triples), Argentina clavó un parcial de 13-4, en el arranque del último cuarto, y se acercó 49-56, a los 36m, todavía con chances de darlo vuelta.

Francia (actual campeón de Europa U 18) sintió la presión y falló un par de libres. Argentina, en la respuesta, no tuvo efectividad (31% en todo el partido), perdió un par de pelotas más (19 en total) y se esfumaron sus posibilidades.

Así pasó el debut de en el Mundial U 19, que se juega en El Cairo, Egipto. En la segunda fecha, este domingo, también por el Grupo A, Argentina enfrentará a Corea del Sur, desde las 8.15. Los coreanos cayeron frente a Nueva Zelanda (rival del martes) por 88-81.


          Fairline Western Australia opens stunning new office in the heart of Claremont   

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The Group has been selling and supporting Fairline for the past six years and is the exclusive dealer for the quintessentially British brand in Western Australia.

The new office offers a modern and light environment in which Fairline customers can relax whilst discussing the intricacies of their next boat. Services provided at this office will include the sale of both new and used Fairline models as well as offering support services for clients and of course hosting client events.

The office features a stunning new customer lounge, which is the ideal location for customers to start the journey towards owning their dream yacht.

Evan Moore, Dealer Principal, commented: “The demand for Fairline continues to grow in Western Australia and Claremont in particular looks to be a fantastic location for us. We are delighted that Fairline is recognised as the pre-eminent brand in Western Australia as proven by our continuing sales success leading to a requirement for a larger retail office;  the perfect setting for our staff to guide customers towards their dream Fairline. These are truly exciting times for Fairline in Australia.”


          Fairline announces new authorised dealer for Chertsey and Eastbourne   

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Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd will represent the brand from two sites, trading as Fairline Chertsey and Fairline Eastbourne and will work alongside the existing Fairline UK dealer network, including Fairline Essex and Fairline Southampton. This announcement sees the dealer network further expand to respond to global demands, and follows a 20% increase in representative dealers in 2012.

Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd has head offices in Chertsey, Surrey, on a site which covers six acres, includes 100 Marina berths and offers the largest boat showroom and chandlery on the River Thames. Surrounded by beautiful rural scenery, Fairline Chertsey is ideally placed, with convenient transport links to London. Fairline Eastbourne is based at the company’s Sovereign Harbour sales office, which is ideally suited to handle larger power boats, offering travel hoist, yard and workshop facilities as well as dedicated sales berths.   

Last week, Fairline Eastbourne celebrated its new authorised dealer status by hosting the first leg of the South Coast Marina Tour of the new Fairline Targa 48 OPEN, the first of a trio of new 48ft models, at Sovereign Harbour. The tour continues until the August bank holiday and includes visits to a huge variety of popular marinas and anchorages between Eastbourne and Poole.

Richard Bates, Managing Director at Fairline Chertsey and Fairline Eastbourne, commented: “Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd is a fourth generation family business, with its roots in boat building, drawing expertise from over 100 years’ experience in the marine industry. We have always admired the British quality, style and presence of the entire Fairline range and it is a great honour to have been appointed as an authorised dealer for such a prestigious British brand. It was great to kick off the South Coast Marina Tour of the new Targa 48 OPEN and we are really looking forward to supporting the exciting plans and new boat launches the company has planned for the rest of this year.”

James Powell, Fairline's Head of Sales, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd to the Fairline network. These two new dealerships will give Fairline important coverage in the West London and Eastbourne areas and Richard and his team bring with them a wealth of experience which our customers will benefit from. At Fairline we put a great deal of emphasis on ensuring that our dealers are of the highest calibre, with a vast understanding of the industry and their markets.”


          La hora de los pibes   

Con Maximiliano Seigorman a la cabeza del proyecto, y Mariano Marcos y Gustavo Sandrini como asistentes, [SUB]los juveniles de Argentina comenzarán a disputar el Mundial de su categoría este sábado, a las 10.15. El rival será Francia, último campeón europeo[/SUB], que salvo las ausencias de Sekou Doumbouya y Frank Ntilikina (Seleccionado 8° en el Draft de la NBA por New York Knicks), tendrá a todas sus figuras.

El elenco albiceleste, que clasificó a la competencia gracias a que FIBA reafirmó la sanción sobre Brasil, mejoró su plantilla respecto al equipo que jugó el Premundial de Chile y concluyó quinto.

Ahora, cuentan con[SUB] nueve jugadores que ya debutaron en la Liga Nacional[/SUB]: Facundo Corvalán, Santiago Vaulet (Bahía Basket), Lautaro López, Leandro Cerminato (San Lorenzo), Luca Valussi, Lautaro Berra (Obras), Mateo Chiarini, Leonardo Lema (Atenas) y Santiago Bruera (Instituto). El único representante del TNA será Matías Solanas, de La Unión de Colón (Entre Ríos).

Además, estarán Maximiliano Andreatta, quien se encuentra en Harcum College, una pequeña Universidad estadounidense, esperando por dar el salto a la NCAA, y Francisco Caffaro, el gigante de 2m12 y 17 años que participó de la Academia Global de la NBA en Australia.

En la historia de la competencia, [SUB]la mejor ubicación lograda por los nuestros fueron dos terceros puestos conseguidos en 1979 y 1991.[/SUB]

El conjunto argentino [SUB]volverá a jugar el domingo a las 8.15 ante Corea del Sur, y cerrará la fase de grupos ante Nueva Zelanda, el martes a las 13.15[/SUB]. Vale aclarar que todos los equipos clasificarán a la siguiente instancia, y se medirán con sus pares del grupo B (Alemania, Puerto Rico, Lituania y Egipto). Los cruces se definirán por la posición que ocupen (1° vs. 4°, 2° vs. 3°).

Los ganadores pasarán a cuartos de final, donde se enfrentarán a los vencedores de los grupos C (España, Mali, Canadá y Japón) y D (Estados Unidos, Angola e Irán). También se disputarán partidos de clasificación entr 9° y 16° entre los que pierdan en octavos. El torneo finalizará el domingo 9 de julio.

[SUB]CALENDARIO[/SUB]

Sábado 1/7: Argentina vs. Francia (10.15)

Domingo 2/7 : . Corea del Sur vs. Argentina (8.15)

Martes 4/7: Argentina vs. Nueva Zelanda (13.15)

Miércoles 5/7: Octavos de Final - Partidos de clasificación 9-16

Viernes 7/7: Cuartos de Final - Partidos de clasificación 9-16

Sábado 8/7: Semifinal - Partidos de clasificación 9-16

Domingo 9/7: Final - Partidos de clasificación 9-16.

*Todos los partidos serán transmitidos en vivo por streaming en FIBA.com.


[SUB]PLANTEL ARGENTINO [/SUB]

Nombre Altura Puesto Equipo

Facundo Corvalán 1m88 Base Bahía Basket

Lautaro López 1m90 Base San Lorenzo

Santiago Vaulet 1m95 Escolta Bahía Basket

Mateo Chiarini 1m88 Escolta Atenas

Matías Solanas 1m93 Escolta La Unión (ER)

Leonardo Lema 2m05 Alero Atenas

Luca Valussi 1m99 Alero Obras

Leandro Cerminato 2m03 Alero/Ala Pivote San Lorenzo

Maximiliano Andreatta 2m09 Ala Pivote Harcum College (EE.UU)

Francisco Caffaro 2m12 Pivote Academia NBA (Australia)

Lautaro Berra 2m08 Pivote Obras

Santiago Bruera 2m06 Pivote Instituto




          "Fui al psicólogo y me ayudó mucho"   

Apareció como un joven que sorprendió con su desfachatez. Fue creciendo con su talento como bandera. Su nivel rompió barreras y llegó el fichaje en España. Pero, antes del salto, tenía que rendir la prueba del papel de líder. Su edad (21) y madurez generaban intriga, pero el talento mató a las dudas. La joya dio la talla, guió la temporada mágica de un equipo sorprendente y, al fin y al cabo, tuvo su despedida con la misma imagen de su aparición: la de un niño, pero quebrado por irse de casa. La eliminación de Quilmes en la final del Sur ante San Lorenzo (3-0) fue la función final de Luca Vildoza, listo para ir a Baskonia. Se fue del Poli Islas Malvinas entre lágrimas y bajo un coro de ovaciones de esa gente que lo ama. "Para mi gusto, lloré poco. Fue una tristeza enorme, pero ya tenía medio afrontado el tema. Estaba tranquilo porque había dejado al club en el mejor lugar posible y había rendido de la manera que esperaba", relata el base para Olé, horas después de su última vez en el país y ya pensando en el desafío que vendrá en Vitoria.

-¿Cómo fue esa salida? Seguro lo viviste mil veces en tu cabeza, pero cuando realmente pasa todo es diferente...

-Totalmente. Cuando me saludó el Tortu (Deck) faltando 40 segundos, ahí me empecé a quebrar. Fue duro. La gente empezó a aplaudir y se me caían las lágrimas. La gente se hizo sentir de una manera especial. Si bien lo hizo en todos estos años en el club, que coreen mi nombre y canten es algo único.

-Difícil que el final haya sido mejor, ¿no? No sólo por la clasificación a playoffs, sino por ese camino mágico que los metió entre los mejores cuatro.

-Sin dudas. Sorprendimos a todos. Sabíamos desde el principio que debíamos mantener la categoría, pero de golpe nos encontramos peleando con Obras para entrar a playoffs, nos metimos y bajamos a Bahía y Ferro. Nos sorprendimos a nosotros mismos. Se formó una química de grupo que no se ve todos los días, hubo solidaridad, respeto y se notó en la cancha.

-¿Qué los hizo especiales?

-Estábamos mentalizados de querer ganar. Javi (Bianchelli) nos metió esa mentalidad ganadora, y todos los chicos la tenían. También contamos con mucho apoyo de la gente, y eso ayuda mucho.

-Por momento parece una locura.

-Es que son una locura (risas). Lo vivo desde hace años y todavía no entiendo de dónde sale tanta gente, más que nada cuando viajamos a lugares lejanos como Río Gallegos o Formosa. La locura que tienen estos chicos es impresionante.

-¿Qué te dio este año y sobre todo la parte final, donde se notó que diste un gran salto en cuanto a madurez?

-Lo dijiste. Maduré mucho, cambió cosas de mi juego, de la mentalidad y la concentración. Necesitaba cambiar la mentalidad para irme a España de otra manera. También necesitaba consagrarme como base, porque era una incógnita saber si podía ser protagonista de un equipo. Sé que debo mejorar, pero me voy contento y con otro nombre, de otra manera.

-El año pasado habías dicho que necesitabas un psicólogo para cambiar mentalidad. El cambio se vio. ¿Cómo te diste cuenta que debías hacerlo?

-Tomar la responsablidad de un equipo me generaba presión al principio, ni yo sabía cómo iba a salir. Encima los primeros partidos no fueron nada fáciles. Pero fui al psicólogo y me ayudó mucho. Me intentó cambiar la mentalidad, buscaba que estuvieron tranquilo y dejara de pensar tanto en España. Y se fue dando. Al final me sentí tranquilo y cómodo tomando decisiones, también por el apoyo del equipo.

-¿Cómo llegó el sí para el psicólogo?

-Me decidí porque sabía que iba a estar mal por lo de España, por cambiar de aire. Las primeras sesiones me ayudaron para desahogarme. No fui todo el año, pero fueron cuatro o cinco veces que sirvieron. Antes del viaje lo voy a usar como respaldo.

-¿Qué te genera salir de tu zona de confort, del país y la familia?

-El miedo ya lo pasé. Estoy muy ansioso por salir y ver qué pasa. Todos me contaron de lo duras que son las primeras temporadas por ser una liga nueva y por el hecho de jugar poco o no hacerlo. Pero me voy con las mejores expectativas. Sé que Pablo (Prigioni, el DT) y la gente de allá me ayudará muchísimo.

-¿Qué jugador recibe Baskonia?

-A un chico joven que va con muchas ganas de aprender y quiere mejorar.

-¿Te quedó algo este año?

-Absolutamente nada. Di todo por la camiseta. Estoy orgulloso de haber pertenecido a un equipo que nunca bajó los brazos.


          Fairline Boats enjoy another successful Istanbul Boat Show   

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The world’s second-largest indoor boat show played host to the regional launch of Fairline’s latest Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO.

The stunning sports yacht was a key attraction at the nine-day event and formed a central feature of Fairline Turkey’s truly impressive stand – the second-largest show stand in the world from the leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer.

Thousands of customers were served up exotic teas and champagne in beautiful surroundings with new and current owners welcomed aboard a lineup of models including the Targa 38 OPEN, Targa 50 GRAN TURISMO, Squadron 42, Squadron 50 and Squadron 65 with four cabin layout.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “Eurasia Boat Show is fast becoming one of the leading boat shows in the calendar and boasts 35,000 square metres of boats and attractions across seven halls. Our presence at the event, as well as our continued commitment to new product development, further underlines our commitment to invest and grow new and current international markets. We were delighted to share the news of the three new models coming to market during 2014 and customers were keen to hear we will be growing our product portfolio to 14-16 models, with plans firmly underway to reach this and grow our dealer support network alongside it.”

Fairline Turkey also used the event to launch its new used boat brand Boatmart.com.tr. BoatMart leads the way in Turkey for brokerage services and has become the brokerage portal of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious boat brands.


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          ANS Nuclear Policy Wire: Making Nuclear Great Again   
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You must have gone through the typical ads, direct messages, emails, etc. from the companies promising exciting services to level up your social media pages and grow your fans and followers throughout different platforms.


          Alcatel A50 and A30 Plus mid-range smartphones now official   

Alcatel is ramping up their portfolio for the next half of the year. Besides the new Idol 5s, the brand also announced the Alcatel A50 and A30 Plus midrange devices to keep their name standing in the industry. The three new handsets from Alcatel are part of Amazon’s Prime phones. Having this kind of privilege will […]

This article, Alcatel A50 and A30 Plus mid-range smartphones now official, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Vivo announces Android Nougat-based FunTouch OS 3.1   

Most smartphone manufacturers just can’t get enough of their in-house mobile interfaces. Vivo, who’s one of those keen of using their own implementation, has officially announced that a FunTouch OS 3.1 update is in the works. The upcoming FunTouch OS 3.1 will finally be based on Android 7.1 Nougat. It took quite some time, as Vivo is […]

This article, Vivo announces Android Nougat-based FunTouch OS 3.1, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          The 77-inch LG OLED Wallpaper TV costs as much as a brand new car   

Just like all of the CES events that ever happened, tech brands are keen on showing off crazy new tech there. And LG, being one of the biggest names in the industry today, used the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 to launch their crazy thin LG W-series — the W stands for “Wallpaper”. As what the branding […]

This article, The 77-inch LG OLED Wallpaper TV costs as much as a brand new car, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Re: How IP Australia Has Been Quietly Curbing Abuse of the Innovation Patent System    

Hi Mark

The actions of the Commissioner in these unique circumstances involved the balanced and relevant application of both the Patents Act and principles of administrative law.

Administrative law is a general set of principles that apply to all public officials, including the Commissioner. The principles are overarching and apply in addition to the Patents Act. Where an administrative decision is induced by fraud, the decision is a nullity. The
H Bion case did not proceed to hearing on this point, but there is no reason to think that the principle is not equally applicable to the world of patents.

If a person files an application for an innovation patent and makes potentially untrue statements with the intention that the Commissioner will act on those statements and accept that application, then any decision to accept would be induced by fraud, and be a nullity. So if the Commissioner is aware of a potential fraud, section 52(2) cannot compel the Commissioner to carry out an act that is a nullity. Administrative law recognises you cannot compel a public official to create a right that is void. Since acceptance under such circumstances is not possible, all that is left is to refuse to accept the application after allowing natural justice through an opportunity to provide an explanation.

A decision to refuse to accept an innovation patent under such circumstances is capable of review by the courts – either under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act or section 39B of the Judiciary Act.

As always, the decision of the Commissioner is based on the facts of the individual case and there is no general practice of refusing innovation patent applications.
Regards Fatima


          Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 announced, provides boost to budget smartphones   

Qualcomm, one of the leading brands that powers most smartphones today, launches a new SoC for the mid-range devices at MWC Shanghai 2017. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is a new member of their 400-line, a breed of chipset geared for budget gadgets. Qualcomm is currently known for their flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 835. It […]

This article, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 announced, provides boost to budget smartphones, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Deal Alert: Cloudfone bundles three phones for Php9,999   

Cloudfone has introduced a bundle that looks really interesting. The local brand is offering three smartphones for the price of one. The Cloudfone bundle promo includes three different devices — from their midrange and low-end smartphones plus a feature phone. First stop, we have the Cloudfone Next. This is definitely the most exciting handset of the bunch. […]

This article, Deal Alert: Cloudfone bundles three phones for Php9,999, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

Hi Andy,

I agree that the scenario of commonly-owned yet independent firms was not mentioned or addressed in the explanatory memorandum. But what you said was that this was somehow purposeful, with the objective of avoiding scrutiny. The only people involved in, and ultimately responsible for, drafting the legislation were the relevant officers of IP Australia, others within the Department of Industry, the Parliamentary Draftsman, and the Minister. So who exactly is it, if not these people, that you are suggesting 'purposely omitted' the scenario from a desire to 'avoid any scrutiny'? It is this attribution of motive that I consider unsubstantiated.

And I stand by calling your assertion that firms have 'not bothered to inform their overseas clients or their local clients about the new arrangements' ill-informed, because to the best of my knowledge and belief it is factually incorrect. This is not, therefore, a matter of 'opinion'. Where there is scope for opinion is in whether the listed firms have done all that they could or (arguably) should to educate clients and the wider market about the operational aspects and consequences of the arrangement.

On this point, I agree completely with the Board (and it is clearly the Board's words you are quoting there, not Professor Christie's). I have reiterated this view repeatedly, most recently in my response to 'Dave's comment in this discussion. But I do think that the listed firms have been trying to do the right thing, although they may have underestimated the difficulty of the task. The Board has hit the nail right on the head here: 'achieving complete awareness and understanding ... is unlikely to be possible in practice.' But this is true in many industries and professions - clients are often not as sophisticated (or interested) as their advisers.

You have been outspoken in your views on the developments in the Australian profession, and the firm you work for has been one of those that is using this as a opportunity to market your independence as a virtue. I have no issue with that at all, indeed I think it is one of the benefits of this process that firms on both sides can use the relative pros and cons of different structures as a means to differentiate themselves in the market. There is a genuine choice available to clients in this regard that was not open to them previously (assuming this is something they care about).

However, it is one thing to promote your independence as a virtue, and another altogether to cast aspersions on, or attribute nefarious motives to, your competitors who have chosen to go down a different path. And while everyone is certainly entitled to an opinion, not all opinions are created equal. There is an alternative name for opinions that are based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than on facts and evidence. That word is 'prejudices'.


          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

I agree, and have said more than once, that client perceptions and education are real issues in this scenario.

However, could you please explain exactly where you see an actual conflict of interest arising in this scenario, and the circumstances in which either attorney X or attorney Y would not continue to act in the best interests of their respective clients A and B - as they are already obliged to do under the existing Code of Conduct.


          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

Yep, nothing to see here people, move along...until client A represented by Attorneys X of a listed (or private) entity suddenly realise deep into an opposition/litigation that their opponent B is represented by Attorney Y, which are also owned by the same listed entity with the same set of owners. Yet, while they signed the Terms of Engagement some time back which said something about common company ownership, and there was no reason for them to go to their attorney's website, their Attorneys X never actually advised them when the opposition/litigation started that Attorney Y has the same owners as Attorneys X (and neither did the Code of Conduct or Professor Christie's recommendations specifically require it (that I could find anyway - correct me if I'm wrong)). So client A, angry and also questioning whether the conflict had dragged on this long because it also benefits the bottom line of the owners of Attorneys X and Y, goes and sees his friendly senator and for the patent attorney industry in Australia, something nasty hits the fan. If you'll remember, it was Senator Heffernan (eventually joined by other senators) with some angry people in his ear who got the ball rolling which eventually led to the changes to patentable subject matter in Australia with respect to isolated nucleic acids.

So for me, in a review on Conflict of Interest, it appears as though there was a good review on whether the legal requirements of the companies are being met, but the actual interests of the clients of these patent attorney services appears to have come a distant second place. However, the scenario provided above is a relatively simple example which could easily take place today, tomorrow or in a few years' time. In my opinion, there should have been a strong recommendation/requirement that at the beginning of any such conflict (opposition filed/letter of demand), if the opponent is represented by attorneys owned by the same entity as the client's attorneys, the client must be informed immediately and advised they have the option to continue with the current attorney and go in with their 'eyes wide open', or choose to find alternate representation. Anything less than this appears not to have the client's best interest.


          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

Hi Doug,

I can't speak for New Zealand, but I think you are overestimating the power of Australian competition law, and of the ACCC to enforce it. Even if the three listed groups were to merge all of their firms we would still have more competition than we do in the supermarket sector, and less price matching than we see in the fuel market. It takes an awful lot to 'substantially lessen competition'. So long as consumers have a genuine choice between genuine competitors (even just two or three, although there is obviously much more competition than that in the Australian IP market) it is unlikely that the arrangements will fall foul of any provisions of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

It is also worth noting that consolidation is recognised by economists as a natural consequence of a maturing market across many industries, and it is not the role of competition law to interfere with this process merely because it results in a reduction in the number of independent competitors. Indeed, consolidation can result in efficiencies, concentration of capital and economies of scale that lead to reduction in prices and/or expansion in the range of goods/services available that are beneficial to consumers and the economy.

You will note that it is not so much the Board alluding to competition concerns. The passage you quote is reporting the non-listed firms' stated concerns - hardly a disinterested opinion! Further, I think it is safe to assume that the whole of Part C, Section 1-4 of the paper is essentially a cut-and-paste of Professor Christie's report to the Board. The mooted competition issue is not taken up at all in the Board's views and proposals in Section C.5. What the Board takes out of the 67% figure is that the 'listed group scenario' is a 'significant commercial reality'.

I also happen to know that at least one of the listed firms actually wrote to the ACCC, out of an abundance of caution, to notify them of at least one of their intended acquisitions. From what I hear, not an eyelid was batted. And I am not at all surprised.

Mark


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          Curso intensivo ingles - frances (niños y jóvenes)   
Blabla idiomas informa que tenemos: varios cursos de inglés a diponibilidad. intensivos de verano precio 250 euros duración 30 horas. que tus hijos aprendan es fácil, además las clases son dinámicas y participativas y ellos se lo pasan muy bien. llámanos o encuéntranos en la web.
          Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack   
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a massive cyberattack that locked up computers across the world....
          Behaviour Management Specialist - Labrador-Grenfell Health - Nain, NL   
&quot; Successful completion of a Bachelors Degree in the Social Sciences is required. Behavior/Child Management Specialist.... $32.08 - $35.83 an hour
From Labrador-Grenfell Health - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:21:04 GMT - View all Nain, NL jobs
          Class 1 Truck Driver - Manatokan Oilfield Services - Conklin, AB   
Completion of required paperwork for projects and jobs. Completion of minor maintenance and checks on Company vehicles....
From Indeed - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:55:05 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          Class 1 and Class 3 Drivers/Operators - Manatokan Oilfield Services - Conklin, AB   
Completion of field level hazard assessments. Completion of required paperwork for projects and jobs. Completion of minor maintenance and checks on Company...
From Indeed - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:51:07 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law   
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A trendy downtown Salt Lake City seafood restaurant started business Saturday with glass-smashing and champagne, a symbolic gesture in its emancipation from Utah&apos;s so-called &quot;Zion Curtains&quot; alcohol law....
          Esthesioneuroblastoma   

How many people had reoccurences of their cancer after treatment. Whether if was surgery, radiation or chemo?

Discussion boards: 

          Encontro: 17 de Novembro (Info + Programa + Anexos)   
O Encontro de Novembro acontecerá na casa do enTocado Fabio "Miojo" Reis e, com a ajuda dos poderes místicos do Wallace, assistiremos ao filme O Hobbit, lançado em 1977, como preparação para o novo filme de PJackson, que estreia no meio de dezembro. Além disso, faremos leituras de fragmentos de textos dos Apêndices do Senhor […]
          【最新發行/搶先聽】 When I Remember   
【專輯】 When I Remember
【藝人】 Kevin Kern (凱文柯恩)
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【發行日期】 2016-09-09
【專輯介紹】
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【完整曲目】
1. We Should Waltz | 06:07
2. Once Upon a Time | 04:35
3. Say You Love Me | 04:24
4. Chance Encounter | 04:30
5. Dreaming of Home | 04:51
6. When I Remember | 05:35
7. Rise and Shine | 02:46
8. By My Side | 05:30
9. Off to the Races (For Grampa Norm) | 04:02
10. Chopin's Touch | 03:58
11. A Walk in the Sun | 03:13
12. A Lonely Heart | 05:20

          Dental Sales & Delivery (Dallas) - Crown World Dental - Dallas, TX   
Crown World Dental Lab embraces innovative digital processes and specialize in the production of esthetic, all-ceramic restorations such as BruxZir® Solid... $13 an hour
From Indeed - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:06:48 GMT - View all Dallas, TX jobs
          Program Supervisor - Kunuwanimano Child And Family Services - Constance Lake, ON   
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Supervisor, is responsible for the provision of intake and investigation, child protection, and prevention to...
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:25:14 GMT - View all Constance Lake, ON jobs
          Senior Human Resources Manager - LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology - Toronto, ON   
They have 46 Endocrinologists and 34 Diabetes Educators caring for over 56,000 patients across eleven sites, in three provinces (Ontario, Alberta and Quebec)....
From LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:08:08 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Technical Lead - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
This is an eleven (11) month, contract position scheduled to start in July. Eagle is currently seeking a Technical Lead ....
From Eagle Professional Resources - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:42:14 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Business Development + Marketing Manager - Hill+Knowlton Strategies - Toronto, ON   
Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for eleven consecutive years, our employees work in a collegial and fast-paced environment....
From Hill+Knowlton Strategies - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:10:27 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Test Manager - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
Eagle is currently seeking a Test Manager for an eleven (11) month contract position, scheduled to begin immediately....
From Eagle Professional Resources - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:29:49 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Applications Programmer - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
Eagle is currently seeking an Applications Programmer for an eleven (11) month contract position, scheduled to begin immediately....
From Eagle Professional Resources - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:28:31 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Senior Technical Support Analyst - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
Eagle is currently seeking a Senior Technical Support Analyst for an eleven (11) month contract position, scheduled to begin immediately....
From Eagle Professional Resources - Thu, 04 May 2017 15:28:36 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Intermediate Programmer/Analyst - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
Eagle is currently seeking an Intermediate Programmer/Analyst for an eleven (11) month contract position, scheduled to begin immediately....
From Eagle Professional Resources - Wed, 03 May 2017 21:26:04 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          PRN to Part Time OT needed in Mt. Vernon,OH - Encore Rehabilitation Services - Mount Vernon, OH   
Successful completion of National Certification Examination for OTR. Functions under physician’s orders....
From Encore Rehabilitation Services - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:57:35 GMT - View all Mount Vernon, OH jobs
          Occupational Therapist - Encore Rehabilitation Services - Mount Vernon, OH   
Successful completion of National Certification Examination for OTR. Functions under physician’s orders....
From Encore Rehabilitation Services - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:54:44 GMT - View all Mount Vernon, OH jobs
          Occupational Therapist - Encore Rehabilitation Services - Edgerton, OH   
Successful completion of National Certification Examination for OTR. Functions under physician’s orders....
From Encore Rehabilitation Services - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:55:16 GMT - View all Edgerton, OH jobs
          Custodial Service Worker - Aiken Regional Medical Center   
SC-Aiken, Overview: About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Compan
          Graduate Design Engineer - Williams - F1 - Grove   
We provide world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to the Automotive,...
From Williams - F1 - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:11:25 GMT - View all Grove jobs
          CAE Engineer - Williams - F1 - Grove   
We provide world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to the Automotive,...
From Williams - F1 - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:07:12 GMT - View all Grove jobs
          Call Center Representative - Allegan Credit Union - Allegan, MI   
*Allegan Credit Union* Job Title: Call Center Summary: Go above and beyond standard customer service and provide exceptional experiences to members and
From Indeed - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:56:45 GMT - View all Allegan, MI jobs
          Financial Services Associate - New York Community Bank - Harrison, NJ   
Assists with ATM settlement. Services customer accounts, executes changes of address, ATM claims, and all other account servicing requests....
From New York Community Bank - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:52:32 GMT - View all Harrison, NJ jobs
          Universal Banker - Bank Star - Pacific, MO   
Balances ATM and answers costumer inquiries regarding service charges, account history, on-line banking, and mobile banking all in accordance with disclosure...
From Indeed - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:26:48 GMT - View all Pacific, MO jobs
          UPDATE: Target, Home Depot cut ties with Deen; diabetes drugmaker distances    

          Gestionnaire en Formation - Enterprise Holdings - Lac-Saint-Jean, QC   
Si vous passez ces tests et ces évaluations avec succès, il en résultera des récompenses, des augmentations salariales et l'opportunité de recevoir de nouvelles...
From Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Mon, 01 May 2017 12:08:19 GMT - View all Lac-Saint-Jean, QC jobs
          Marketing and Communications Intern - Weengushk Film Institute - M'chigeeng, ON   
The Marketing and Communications Intern is involved in developing marketing campaigns that promote Weengushk Film Institute services or ideas.... $35,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:13:45 GMT - View all M'chigeeng, ON jobs
          This time the party wavered, stopped.   
You go and get Walter was not very long in mounting to his lofty garret and had sunk into a doze before the fire.
'It is a very large sum, Sir,' said Walter.
Come, Peggy, honey; rally your forces and serve your old aware of the change made at his table.
Yet Peggy and Polly had been riding like Valkyrie.
          5563 Glen Hill Drive Bethel Park, PA 15102 - $240000   
Located in Bethel Park, this two-story style home has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. 5563 GLEN HILL DRIVE is situated in the Bethel Park School District and Vist Glen Manor neighborhood. This well-maintained home has a 2 car attached garage, The beautiful kitchen has granite counters and peninsula. All upgraded appliances remain.The finished Family Room has a log-burning fireplace with doors to the rear covered porch and patio. The recently landscaped yard offers privacy though this is a corner lot. There is a "special" area to the right of the house to park a boat, trailer or simply to use a play area. There is an HMS Deluxe Home Warranty included,
             


Me gusta la cocina, probablemente porque todos los buenos recuerdos de mi infancia y mi vida estan asociados con ricos platos que preparaba mi madre.

Seguro que si existe el cielo ella estará allí, haciendo buñuelos, pastelitos de boniato, cocas de nueces y pasas, monas de pascua, ricas albondigas de bacalao, y sobre todo las lentejas más ricas que he probado en toda mi vida y que por mucho que lo intento ni por asomo saben como aquellas.

Este blog nace gracias al amor que ella me ofrecio y para conservar muchas de sus ricas recetas, la pasión que supo transmitirme por algo tan cotidiano como es la comida.

Con este empujón me lance a este maravilloso mundo, poco a poco he ido acumulando muchas recetas: familiares, propias, de amigos, de libros y de estupendos blogs que existen en la red, y a través de El pucherete de Mari quiero compartirlas con todos los que como yo disfrutan cocinando y alimentando a los seres queridos y en ocasiones menos queridos.

Por cierto, me llamo Carmen, aunque en casa siempre he sido Mari.




          Petoskey Steel Drum Band – Charlevoix Summer Concert Series – July 27, 2017   
[ July 27, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] The Petoskey Steel Drum Band brings a unique sound to events all over Michigan. This group of about 30 students performs a blend of Caribbean steel drum music with contemporary tunes. The combination of exciting rhythms and vocals captivates audiences and creates a refreshing experience for everyone! ​ Concert Series - Petoskey Steel Drum Band Thursday July 27th, 2017 - [...]
          The Inn At Bay Harbor & Spa   
The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort, is the centerpiece of Bay Harbor Development, which is set along 5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.The Inn at Bay Harbor affords owners and guests the finest accommodations services available in the center of northern Michigan’s most renowned 4 season resort area. The Inn features [...]
          Stafford’s Perry Hotel   
Experience the grandeur and elegance of a by-gone era without leaving modern day conveniences behind. Perched high on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, the Perry Hotel stands as a proud symbol of the early 1900s when northern Michigan tourism was in its infancy. Built in 1899 as one of some twenty original luxury resort hotels, [...]
          Outside Sales Representative - Westerra Equipment LP - Okanagan, BC   
Utilize online resources to maintain accurate records of sales calls, prospect interactions, client files and sales activity information....
From Indeed - Wed, 17 May 2017 22:10:58 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Shop / Field laborers - Renegade Gas & Oilfield Services Ltd. - Conklin, AB   
Required license or certification:. Must be physically fit and be able to lift 50lbs plus. This position will be based on experience in the oilfield... $16 an hour
From Indeed - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:24:31 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          Oilfield Labourer - Renegade Gas & Oilfield Services Ltd. - Conklin, AB   
Be able to lift 50 lbs plus. Required license or certification:. Must be physically fit and be able to keep a fast pace....
From Indeed - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 20:06:51 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          Industrial Blanket Fabricator - Brock Canada - Conklin, AB   
With the Canadian head office in Edmonton, the company supports routine maintenance, turnarounds and industrial capital projects by providing services including...
From Indeed - Thu, 04 May 2017 22:18:00 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          Associé(e) d'Entrepot/Warehouse Associate - JYSK - Hamel, QC   
Assurez que les étiquettes pour les boites manquantes, pièces de rechanges, articles pour ramassage/livraisons et discontinues sot à jour en tout temps....
From JYSK - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:40:33 GMT - View all Hamel, QC jobs
          Conseiller en ressources humaines - Mamu Construction inc - Lac-Saint-Jean, QC   
Apte à collaborer avec les autres dans l’atteinte d’objectifs d’entreprise, aisance à interagir avec tous les échelons du personnel, démontrant d’excellentes...
From Indeed - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:53:24 GMT - View all Lac-Saint-Jean, QC jobs
          Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law   

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Health workers at Bwesumbu Health Centre II in Bwesumbu Sub-county, Busongora North in Kasese District, have abandoned duty following the November 26, 2016 clashes between government forces and the royal guards that left at least 100 dead. Bwesumbu Health Centre II, located at the sub-county headquarters, was a battlefield between the Rwenzururu royal guards and security personnel during the attack on the Rwenzururu palace that left many bodies lying at the facility.


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          Sidedressed manure boosts profits   

Ohio farmer saves $100/acre over commercial fertilizer, with 20-25 bu./acre added corn yields.

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When Ohio farmer Tom Harrod first heard about sidedressing hog manure he was skeptical. He went to a county extension program after talking to some farmers about their use of hog manure on growing corn, then he decided to give it a try. After achieving good yields without using commercial fertilizer, he became sold on the practice.  Now, Harrod says, it’s driving profits in his operation.

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The idea to use hog manure on standing corn frightened Rossburg, Ohio farmer Tom Harrod at first. He has applied hog manure to fields, before and after crops, because they produce 12,000 hogs per year. He commonly used commercial fertilizer and soil testing for 30 years on their 1,300 acres that he farms with his son, Korey. But he knew a change was needed. That change was to utilize the nitrogen in the hog manure on a growing crop.

So Harrod began working with Ohio State University Manure Specialist Glenn Arnold and OSU Extension Agent Sam Custer to inject the hog manure as a sidedress in corn.

Manure replaces commercial fertilizer

“I admit, I didn’t think it would work,” says Harrod. Now, he thinks differently. “We don’t use commercial fertilizer on the fields where we inject hog manure, and we achieve the same yields or better than if we used commercial fertilizer.”

“This practice makes a lot of sense in these tough economic times,” adds Custer. He says farmers have success because injected nitrogen in the manure stays available longer for the corn plants; not reduced by rainfall or sunlight. Commercial fertilizer can be washed away by a rainstorm.

The hog manure application injection not only provides nitrogen for the corn crop but also has enough nutrients such as potash and phosphorus left over for the next year’s soybean crop. “The manure has the right amount of nutrient value to get two crops,” says Harrod. 

The farm is now saving close to $100 an acre using manure over commercial fertilizer. Custer says the data collected shows the injection system has yielded a 20-25 bushel increase.

Switched application methods

Harrod says a key to success is injecting hog manure as the corn plants grow. The conventional idea of applying manure in the fall loses nitrogen. But by injecting it, the plant is able to use it and not lose it. He applies 6,000 gallons of manure per acre, with a value of about 30 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 gallons.

When this sidedress research began, a tank was used but producers found compaction issues in their fields. Now they have switched to a dragline system, and there is no compaction. However, the hose does move across growing rows of corn. 

To reduce hose damage to growing corn, it’s all about injection timing. There is a short window when it can be applied. Too late and the draglines can break off the corn and it dies. After three years of application timing research by Ohio State, the researchers concluded that the hog manure has to be applied before the corn plants reach V4 or eight inches in height (see chart).

Custer says farmers interested in starting the practice must discuss critical application timing with their custom applicator. Once a farmer finds success, buying their own injector system may yield added benefits, especially timeliness.

For the Harrod operation, they normally run a hose one mile from the hog barns but can run it up to one mile and half. Some operations inject as far as two miles from the facility.

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Custer says it is a sound practice to apply to a growing crop, but warns it is a liquid so there are precautions. One is to watch field tiles so that no damage is done to them. Another recommendation is to install tile control structures if possible. They can eliminate excess manure getting into creeks or ditches.

Another practice is to have a manure analysis completed. Know your nitrogen and phosphorus levels. Custer says most hog manure has an application rate of 13,000 gallons per acre. Farmers only need to apply 6,000 gallons per acre. He also urges producers to follow the 4R’s. Apply at the right time, the right place, the right source and at the right rate to ensure success.


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          China Completes Construction Of New Missile Shelters On Disputed South China Sea Islands   

Trump's "up and down" relationship with China may be on the precipice of taking a sharp dive into the proverbial abyss.  After frequently threatening to label China a "currency manipulator" on the campaign trail last year, Trump's relationship with China's President Xi Jinping took a decided turn for the better after a meeting at Mar-a-Lago in which China vowed to help address the "menace of North Korea" .

But apparently those efforts have officially failed:

 

And, shortly after those efforts were declared dead, the Trump administration signed a $1.3 billion arms deal with Taiwan, a deal which China has "demanded" be cancelled immediately.

Meanwhile, as the Financial Times points out today, in the midst of all the international crises, China has made great strides building out and further militarizing their disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Over the past three months, China has built four new missile shelters on Fiery Cross, boosting the number of installations on the reef to 12, according to satellite images provided to the Financial Times by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

 

China has also expanded radar facilities on Fiery Cross and two other disputed reefs — Subi and Mischief — in the Spratly Island chain, and started building underground structures that Greg Poling, director of CSIS’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, assesses will be used to store munitions.

 

“We haven’t seen any slowdown in construction, including since the Mar-a-Lago summit,” said Mr Poling. “The islands are built and they are clearly militarised, which means they already got over the hard part. Now every time they put in a new radar or new missile shelter, it is harder for the world to get angry. They are building a gun, they are just not putting the bullets in yet.”

 

The advances underscore how much progress China has made towards militarizing the man-made islands in ways that significantly enhance its ability to both monitor activity in the South China Sea and to project power in the western Pacific where the US has been the dominant power in the seven decades since the second world war.

Euan Graham, an Asia expert at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, said it was “not quite game over in the South China Sea” but that China had fundamentally altered the status quo over the islands that would be hard to change barring war or natural disasters.

 

“They already exert a strategic effect by projecting China’s presence much further out,” said Mr Graham. “They will not prevent the US Navy from operating in their vicinity, but they will complicate the threat environment for US ships and aircraft — by extending the [Chinese navy’s] surveillance and targeting net, as well as the envelope of power projection.”

 

Of course, these latest provocations come despite a promise made to Obama in 2015 that "China would not militarize the man-made islands"...a promise which the Obama administration apparently took at face value and proceeded to bury their heads in the sand.

During a visit to Washington, Mr Xi told Barack Obama in 2015 that China would not militarise the man-made islands, but in the intervening 20 months Beijing has stepped up construction, and now has runways that can accommodate Chinese fighter jets.

 

China’s legal claim to the seas around the maritime features is legally controversial since many were dredged out of coral and sand and thus not entitled to status as islands. But Vasily Kashin, an expert on the Chinese military at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, said the goal was never legal sovereignty but to give China forward bases from which it could patrol and exercise control in their vicinity.

 

“If you have this infrastructure in the Spratlys, it allows China to constantly monitor aircraft and ships in the South China Sea. The point is that no one will be able to do anything in the area without them seeing.”

 

Ely Ratner, an Asia expert who served in the Obama administration, said Washington had failed to craft a strategy to convince China to halt militarisation of the man-made islands. “Until China believes that there will be significant costs . . . I don’t think they have any reason to slow down,” said Mr Ratner. “They have been pushing on an open door and have been surprised at how little resistance they have faced.”

 

Critics say the Obama administration took too cautious an approach to avoid creating tensions that would hurt the ability for co-operation on other issues. Meanwhile, some experts say the Trump team has given China a relatively free pass to maximise the chances it will boost pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear programme.

Somehow we suspect the Trump administration will end up being slightly less "accommodating" over the long term...


          Chris Christie Announces New Jersey Government Shutdown, Orders State Of Emergency   

Illinois, Maine, Connecticut: the end of the old fiscal year and the failure of numerous states to enter the new one with a budget, means that some of America's most populous states have seen their local governments grind to a halt overnight until some spending agreement is reached. Now we can also add New Jersey to this list.

On Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in the state, and announced a partial state government shutdown as New Jersey become the latest state to enter the new fiscal year without an approved budget after the Republican governor and the Democrat-led Legislature failed to reach an agreement by the deadline at midnight Friday, CBS New York reports.

In a news conference Saturday morning, Christie blamed Democratic State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto for causing the shutdown. And, just like Illinois and Connecticut, Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature are returning to work in hopes of resolving the state's first government shutdown since 2006 and the first under Christie, before NJ is downgraded further by the rating agencies.

"If there's not a resolution to this today, everyone will be back tomorrow," Christie said, calling the shutdown "embarrassing and pointless." He also repeatedly referred to the government closure as "the speaker's shutdown."  Christie later announced that he would address the full legislature later at the statehouse on Saturday.

Prieto remained steadfast in his opposition, reiterating that he won't consider the plan as part of the budget process but would consider it once a budget is signed.  Referring to the shutdown as "Gov. Christie's Hostage Crisis Day One," Prieto said he has made compromises that led to the budget now before the Legislature.

 

"I am also ready to consider reasonable alternatives that protect ratepayers, but others must come to the table ready to be equally reasonable," Prieto said. "Gov. Christie and the legislators who won't vote 'yes' on the budget are responsible for this unacceptable shutdown. I compromised. I put up a budget bill for a vote. Others now must now do their part and fulfill their responsibilities."

Politics aside, the diplomaitc failure has immediate consequences for Jersey residents: Christie ordered nonessential services to close beginning Saturday. New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as the shutdown took effect, shuttering state parks and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among those affected were a group of Cub Scouts forced to leave a state park campsite and people trying to obtain or renew documents from the state motor vehicle commission, among the agencies closed by the shutdown.

As funds run out elsewhere, it will only get worse.  Police were turning away vehicles and bicyclists at Island Beach state park in Ocean County.

A sign posted at the park entrance featured a photo of Prieto and the phone number of his district office in Secaucus, along with the caption: "This facility is CLOSED because of this man."

When asked about the sign, Christie spokesman Jeremy Rosen said the governor wanted to make sure people knew why the site was shuttered.  "Speaker Prieto singlehandedly closed state government," Rosen said, adding that the governor wanted to make sure families "knew that the facilities were closed and who is responsible."

Not all things will be affected: remaining open under the shutdown will be New Jersey Transit, state prisons, the state police, state hospitals and treatment centers as well as casinos, race tracks and the lottery. 

A major point of disagreement is the ongoing stalemate between Christie and lawmakers over whether to include legislation affecting the state's largest health insurer into the state budget.

Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney agree on legislation to make over Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, including allowing the state insurance commissioner to determine a range for the company's surplus that if exceeded must be put to use benefiting the public and policyholders.  But Prieto opposes the plan, saying that the legislation could lead to rate hikes on the insurer's 3.8 million subscribers and that the legislation is separate from the budget.  Prieto has said he will leave open a vote on the $34.7 billion budget that remains deadlocked 26-25, with 24 abstentions, until those 24 abstentions change their mind.

Democratic Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, of Northfield, was among those abstaining. He reasoned that if the governor did not get the Horizon bill, then nearly $150 million in school funding -- $9.6 million of which would go to his district -- would be line-item vetoed out of the budget.   And indeed, Christie said Friday during a news conference that he would slash the Democratic spending priorities if he did not get the Horizon bill as part of a package deal on the budget.  "You want me to wave a magic wand to get a budget?" Christie said. "I can't get a budget to my desk. Only the Senate and Assembly can get the budget to my desk."

But where things may get nasty quick, is that Christie said public workers should not expect any back pay. "Yeah, don't count on it." Christie said of furlough pay. "That was Jon 'I'll Fight For a Good Contract For You' Corzine. I ain't him."

Meanwhile, the fingerpointing has begun, including Democrats pointing at other Democrats.

"It seems like he's just being stubborn," Mazzeo said of Prieto. "With all due respect to the speaker, then there should be some type of negotiations." But Prieto said it's lawmakers - fellow Democrats - like Mazzeo who are to blame for the shutdown. He said he is willing to discuss the Horizon legislation but after the budget is resolved.

Christie has balked at the proposal because he says lawmakers plan to leave town to campaign for re-election and he will be a lame duck.  According to CBS, all 120 lawmakers face voters this year.

Finally, putting the sheer chaos of it all in context, Christie who is term-limited and is expected to be out of office by January, has his family staying for the holiday weekend in a state-owned house at Island Beach State Park. The park is closed because of the shutdown.


          US Government Prepares For 'Space Weather Event' As NASA Warns "Solar Minimum Is Coming"   

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A new report and video out from NASA about the upcoming ‘solar minimum’ has been published. The report titled ‘Solar Minimum is Coming’ outlines every 11-years, the sun oscillates from a solar minimum to a maximum. Today, the sun is called “solar minimum,” says Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. “And it’s a regular part of the sunspot cycle”. The sun is heading towards a solar minimum where the sunspot count will be relatively low.

The report goes on to say, “while intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares subside during solar minimum, that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form”. During a solar minimum, we can expect more space weather events called coronal holes.

According to the report, coronal holes are vast regions of the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as fast solar wind.

Pesnell says “We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimums, they can last for a long time – six months or more”. Solar particles from coronal holes are then ejected towards earth’s magnetic field causing space weather events.

Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the Sun and the solar wind that can influence the functioning and reliability of spaceborne and ground-based systems and services or endanger property or human health.

Meanwhile, The White House in October 2016 quietly passed through an Executive Order— “Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events”. 

Here is snippet of section 1 of the executive order:   

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Back in April 2017, we wrote an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm‘. While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, we correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.

Conclusion: Our fragile nation is not adequately prepared for space weather events as highlighted in the recent Exec Order.

Frankly, this should of been done years ago, but it appears that our nation will soon deal with the consequences such as April 2017 power failures in major US-cities. Couple the solar minimum period with The Fourth Turning in the west, and we’re staring at the perfect cocktail for self-destruction of an empire. Perhaps, the downfall of America is not some external threat that the mainstream media makes you believe, but in actuality, it’s an implosion from with-in. It’s happened to the greatest empires that have attempted to rule our planet, why not now? 

Don’t believe me? Here are various minimums verse the rise and fall of Chinese Dynasties

 
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Addendum: one reader noted the deja vu divergence once again between declining sunspot activity and surging stock prices... did not end well last time...

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          Family Safari Vacation: A Different Kind of Bonding   

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          Family Safari Vacation: A Different Kind of Bonding   

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How does one plan for a family safari vacation? There are a lot of factors to consider when traveling with children and most of it will depend on their age. But there’s no reason to worry because African Safaris cater to visitors of all ages. Of course, there are travel packages specially made for families. Since no two families are the same, family preferences like family’s interests, children’s behavior and accommodation should be considered to a create a wonderful family bonding experience.

Every park or lodge has its own rules and regulations. Thus, parents should know exactly what activities their children will be able to do before booking. This is to avoid tourist hassles like some children of younger age might not be allowed to go game viewing. These incidents can be frustrating and might even spoil the whole family’s mood.

Everybody should avoid wearing bright colored clothing during game viewing because it could potentially distract the animals. Keeping good sun protection and insect repellant lotion handy can provide a nice shield from sunburns and insect bites.

One of the challenges for parents when traveling with their children is the attention span of the young ones.

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          Orlando Florida: LEGOLAND (14 days!), Kennedy Space Center (1 day) and GatorLand (1 day) combo-ticket cheaper at £61.60 @ Orlando Attractions   
Found by pgregg

Awesome price for: - 14 day ticket to Orlando LEGOLAND - 1 day ticket to Kennedy Space Center (NASA) - 1 day ticket to GatorLand. Planning a holiday in Orlando this Christmas and came across the following combo deal. 'Gate' prices (that nobody should be paying) are expensive, but you can find cheaper deals - especially on UK ticket seller sites. This combo beats them all if you want to do both Legoland and Kennedy Space Center* - Gatorland I probably wouldn't go out of my way for but, hey, free ticket. Individual - Buying Separately prices (best I can find hunting around). Hopefully the spacing on this table looks ok when I post. Ticket: Gate price Single Offer prices Legoland: $106 (1 day) £53.04 (Orlando Attractions) KSC: $50 £29 (American Attractions)** Gatorland: $26.99 £15.60 (Orlando Attractions) ---------- ----------- Total: $182 £97.64 Combo-ticket for all three: £62.40 * Kennedy Space Centre for hUKd spellers :) ** KSC Posted 5 months ago at http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kennedy-space-centre-orlando-adult-tickets-same-price-kids-for-ltd-time-now-29-american-2600526 - Deal is still current at £29 if you only want KSC and don't care for Legoland. *** I posted this deal at a higher price 5 weeks ago - so this is not a repost/dupe.
          League of Stickman 2017-Ninja Was 59p Now 23p @Play Store   
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          jojo siwa bows £3.50 @ Claires Accessories   
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          El oscuro destino de las desertoras del régimen de Kim Jong-un: Esclavas o “cerdas” en China   
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          A louer, Appartement, A Rennes, Italie, Type 3, proche métro et commerces - Loyer 605 Euro/mois   
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          plan cul cougar avec une voisine vers grenoble pour une rencontre   
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          Sales Associate - Five Below - Pottstown, PA   
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          204 St. Leonards Lane Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 - $385000   
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          New site - and new blog!   
I know, I know, I've been terribly absent for a LONG time from blogland. But, now that Secrets & Speed Dating is on the shelves in the UK (wow!) and my second book is handed in (am awaiting revisions), I finally have a little bit of spare time. So I've finished off my new web site and blog.

From now on, you can find me at www.leah-ashton.com.

As New Voices is kicking off again VERY soon (how exciting!) I've put together a post of all of my New Voices 2010 posts and interviews. I thought it was a good way to officially start my new blog, as, after all, New Voices is why I'm published, and why I finally decided to build a real site :)

New Voices 2010 - The Winner's Journey

I hope to see you there!

Leah xx
          Are you a procrastinator?   
I definitely am! I am so envious of the many writer's blogs I visit where the authors are so diligent and so prolific - I am in awe of them :)

But I know I will never be like them (sadly), so I have my own techniques for dealing with procrastination. I was asked to write a blog post for Romance Writers of Australia's 50ks in 30 days event, which is taking place at the moment. I am an under performing participant, as I very very optimistically thought I could write 40K despite being on my honeymoon throughout June. Ha! But, I am writing, and will certainly write much more than I would have otherwise. (also, this way I am not heading for early divorce :) ).

I will be lazy and repost my blog below, or you can view the original here: RWA's 50ks in 30 days

The Procrastinator’s Guide to 50ks in 30 Days

I am a terrible procrastinator. The worst, quite possibly. But I have written a 50K book in 30 days – and that book will be my debut novel for Harlequin Mills & Boon in September. And if I – a writer who will find absolutely anything to do, other than actually write – can do that, than other procrastinators can too. I promise!

I’ve attempted 50k30days before, and failed dismally. It even took me four years to finish my first manuscript! So what changed this time? How was I magically cured of this dreadful procrastination curse?

Well, sadly – I’m still a procrastinator. Procrastination, I’m pretty sure, is here to stay. But now I have tools to deal with it. I cannot promise that what worked for me will work for you, and I can promise that nothing I’m about to say is particularly ground breaking. But it worked for me, so well that the word count I’m capable of achieving when I follow these steps still shocks me.

So here it its…

Leah Ashton’s Anti-Procrastination Toolkit

1. Erase the guilt
So you’re a procrastinator. Everyone around you is more productive and diligent than you (or so it seems!). Cue hours of self-flagellation. Or – acknowledge that you are what you are, and find techniques that allow
you to up your word count regardless. Feeling guilty won’t put words onto paper – so what’s the point?

2. Give yourself a real deadline
I would love to be one of those people who can’t bear a day without writing, but…well… I’m not. So, I need a deadline to get my butt in the seat. And it needs to be a real one, not just “I will write 10K by the end of
the month”, it needs to be a deadline with consequences if I fail. Prior to publication, my deadlines were planned around writing competitions. So if I didn’t hit my deadline, I couldn’t enter.
So, give yourself a deadline, with a real consequence. Find a writing competition with an entry date in early July. Sign up for a pitch at the conference. Anything – but make sure there is a consequence other than, “oh well.”

3. Have a plan (or even a plot)
I used to think I was a seat-of-my-pantser, resulting in the euphoric dashing off of an effortless chapter one, and chapter two and… then……nothing. I know this will be controversial with confirmed pantsers, but I strongly recommend at least a sketch of your plot. Just a vague plan of where you’re going and the main turning points along the journey. Why?
Well, nothing triggers a serious procrastination session for me than a blank page and absolutely no idea where I’m going. Reduce the risk of finding yourself with terrifying nothingness ahead of you and plan. Your plan is your safety net – and besides, you can always ignore it!

4. Remove yourself from temptation
What do you do when you procrastinate? Do you read? Watch TV? Surf the Internet? Whatever it is, get yourself away from it. Be dramatic if you have to – go write at a café, have someone physically remove your TV from your house, give your modem to your husband and tell him he is not under any circumstances to give it back. You get the idea?
Obviously this is for confirmed procrastinators like me – if will power is enough for you, then that is awesome, but if not, do whatever you have to do. The Internet is my vice, and I’ve been known to lock my Internet dongle in my car, or alternatively I use a really nifty program called Freedom (available for Mac and PC), which cost $10 and will block the Internet for up to 8 hours – and the only way to get it back is to re-boot your computer. If it’s just some sites that suck the time out of your day, look into browser add-ons like Google Chrome’s StayFocusd or Firefox’s LeechBlock. Both will either block a site totally, or give you a maximum time limit per day.

5. Write with your friends
The discovery of sprints (where you write for 30 minutes or an hour with a friend, and then report back with your word count) was a breakthrough for me. I am a slow writer, so I never had super impressive word counts, but knowing I had to report in with my word count was super motivating.
Make sure you check into the Sprint Sessions in the RWA Chatroom throughout 50Ks in 30 Days, or follow along on Twitter. And if you can’t write with your friends? Well…

6. Sit down, and start typing
It’s hardly surprising, but the reality is if you sit down every day, without any distractions, and simply write a word, followed by another word, and then another – your word count will go up. Sometimes the idea of writing X number of words can be so overwhelming that starting seems impossible. But when you do start, and regardless if the words flow or are squeezed out painfully – as long as you’ll keep writing, you’ll hit your
word count. And once you start doing it day after day – well, before you know it – you would have written a book. Or 50Ks in 30 days!

There you have it – my procrastinator’s guide to 50Ks in 30 days. Please let me know if you reach into my toolkit – I’d love to know if it helps you, too. And as I’m also looking for new weapons to slay the procrastination beast – what tips have I missed that help you?
          What I think I've learnt: Part 1   
Way to sound super confident, hey? But the title of this blog post is true, at this stage all I have is a list of things I *think* I've learnt through the process of rewriting, and rewriting, Secrets & Speed Dating. I think I need a few (lot!) more books under my belt before I'm vaguely confident I've learnt anything at all :)

But, as some of you seem to be interested in this (*waves at Autumn!*) this is the first in a series of blog posts that I'll write over the next few months, covering "the list" (which I emailed to myself a few days after my book was accepted while it was still fresh in my mind). I won't pretend that anything I'm about to share is particularly ground breaking, but for me, it was a combination of all these things (and sheer bloody mindedness) that got me over the line.

So...Part One:


a) Trust my instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it's not. 


b) This isn't the same as it being hard to write.


See, I said it wasn't ground breaking :) But here's the thing, even though I've always known this, I somehow managed to win New Voices even though I didn't think my Chapter Two was "right". It was quite literally the best I was possibly capable of at that moment in time (it went through MANY rewrites!) but deep down, I wasn't happy with it. Yet I got through to the Final 4, and then I won. 


So, my subconscious went...AWESOME! and started to let other writing through that also wasn't quite right.


This other writing is otherwise known as "Version One" of Secrets & Speed Dating, that made it to about 19,000 words before having to be scrapped.


Version Two was much better, it got rid of some of the "not right" stuff from Version One, but I still knew that something wasn't right. Like I'd make excuses for it while describing the story to my family and friends. It wasn't a bad story, it just wasn't the right story for me to be writing. But I was so obsessed with meeting my deadline, and there was quite literally no time for me to go with anything else. So I soldiered on.


When Version Two got dumped, I dumped it properly. ALL of the "not right" stuff went. Any line of dialogue, or piece of back story, or ANYTHING that I didn't like... even if it had been in the winning chapters, went. Even if I knew, logically, that there was NOTHING wrong with what I was deleting... if I knew it wasn't right - for me - I trusted myself.


And that's how I wrote all of Version Three. And yes, some parts were really really hard to write, and I stared at a white screen and flashing cursor and whinged, and cursed, and typed, and deleted... but I never let myself get past a page of "not right" without stopping, going back, and starting again.


I know there is a lot of advice out there about writing a discovery draft, or "you can't fix a blank page" and so on. And this is all perfectly valid, and I'm sure works for millions of people. But for me, it doesn't.


What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? I'd love to hear your thoughts!




          My Call Story   
I just have to mention again how amazing the past few days have been :) The congratulations I have received from members of the romance community - both blogland and through Romance Writers of Australia have just blown me away. Romance writers really are the best!

So, I guess I'd better tell you what happened after the end of New Voices way back in November?

Well - it turned out winning the competition was the easy bit.

My original deadline for my book was Christmas. So off I went, typing madly away, and sending chunks of my book off to my editor for feedback. All was going well... right?

By the end of November, and 19K into the book, my editor called - there were issues with my story. So I
threw out at least half of what I'd written, and tried again.

This time I got stopped at 27K words. This was about ten days before Christmas, and the email and subsequent phone call telling me all that wasn't working...well, they were just awful. Of course my editor was right (If I was honest, I knew it wasn't working), but I was very low and felt like a complete failure.

Surely by now Mills & Boon regretted choosing me as their winner?

With my editor's encouragement, I took a break over Christmas, and didn't start writing again until 2nd January. Amazingly, my editor still seemed to have faith in me!

This time I threw out everything - leaving less that 3000 words from the original book. If you read my competition entries, both the pivotal moment and 90% of chapter two is gone. My hero has totally changed. The book is SO much better for it.

I was determined to write my way this time, and while still taking on everything I learnt from my mentors during New Voices (and my editor subsequently), to trust my instincts.

The feedback on my first few chapters was very positive, as was the feedback on the first half of the book a few weeks later. We decided on a new deadline - 10th Feb.

I wrote like a mad thing, with my support team (including Nikki and Rach) getting me through. But I did
it - I subbed the book on time. A whole book in five weeks - this was amazing for slow typing, procrastinator me!

I got my revisions back quick smart (via phone call), which I managed to turn around in four days, and then had some final tiny sentence level tweaks to make. 

Then, on Friday, I got "the email". My book is to be published, and they want my next one too :)

So while I didn't get "the call", I'll claim my revision stage call as my call :) 

My editor called me yesterday with more details about release dates and so on - my book will come out as part of a New Voices anthology in the UK in October this year, and then as a Harlequin Romance in the US and M&B Sweet in Australia in 2012. My next book is due later this year!

It was hard - much harder than I anticipated when I won New Voices - but absolutely worth it.

And no... it hasn't sunk in yet :)

          It's official!!   
I found out today that my New Voices book is definitely going to be published. Yes - Leah Ashton, published author. OMG.

PLUS - Mills & Boon want to publish my next book. To say that I am excited would be a complete understatement :)

I don't have many details yet, but I will be published (there's that word again!) with Riva in the UK, and Sweet/Romance in Australia/US.

I'll share more of my journey since winning New Voices in the next few days, but for now, I will take another sip of my pink champagne, another hug from my super proud fiance, and enjoy this moment :)

          I'm at Romance University today!   
I sincerely apologise (grovel, grovel) for my extended absence from blogland. Sadly... it will continue for a few more weeks until this book is finished.

If you'd like to know what I've been up to, please visit Romance University where the lovely Carrie Spencer (and New Voices Top Four!) has interviewed me and Heidi Hormel (another member of the Top Four!):

Mills & Boon New Voices - What's Next?

Please come and say hello, I'll be popping in to answer any questions in the comments.

Otherwise - I'll see you all in a few weeks :)

          Interesting writing contest news...   
And not about New Voices :)

Prior to the announcement of the New Voices Top 10, I entered Secrets & Speed Dating in the Romance Writers of Australia "High 5" competition. In this contest, you enter your first 5 pages of a novel aimed at one of the Mills & Boon category lines.

This week, I found out that my wonderful friend, Rachael Johns and the lovely Jackie Ashenden both finalled in the High 5! Awesome! Big congratulations ladies! This is a fantastic achievement as there were more than 70 entries.

But, as you may have guessed, I didn't final. I wasn't even close! 25th, to be exact :)

One of my judges adored my story (scored 100%) while the other two hated it. One even suggested it may be better suited to another publisher :)

So, this has confirmed something for me that I kind of already knew. And that is:

  • Everyone who finals in a writing contest thoroughly deserves it. Their writing must be of a very high standard and really draw in readers in order to shine amongst so many entries.
  • But - not finalling does not mean your entry is not also fantastic. Judging is such a subjective thing. Some judges mark harder than others. Some judges will think your heroine is neurotic and unlikeable :) :)
It is always a little kick in the guts when you don't do as well as you'd like in a writing contest. But just because you don't final in one contest, doesn't mean you won't do well in another. If you don't believe me, please refer to Secrets & Speed Dating :)

Anyway - I must get back to writing madly - my deadline is fast approaching!





          Winner - Mills & Boon New Voices 2010   

Even writing this blog post title is surreal. How did this happen again?

I won't write much now... still too tired, too shocked, too euphoric and too terrified (ohmygod what if the rest of the book is rubbish and they decide not to publish it!) to even attempt it.

But I did want to say a huge big massive THANK YOU to everyone who entered the competition. There were so many talented writers who entered - Heidi, Lindsay and Carrie from the top 4 included, but also all the lovely ladies who read this blog - and without you there would have been no New Voices.

Thank you also to everyone who took the time to read my entry, to comment and to vote. You have quite literally made my dream come true. Thank you.
          Voting time again!   
I am a funny combination of excited, relieved and very very scared at the moment - because my New Voices Pivotal Moment is up!

Secrets & Speed Dating - Pivotal Moment 

Please have a read, and if (as always) you liked it, I would love your vote!

As with Chapter Two, this scene didn't come easily. I had started writing my pivotal moment (about 1500 words), and when I made the top 4, my lovely mentors asked what I planned to write for the PM. So I told them.

The didn't think this was a good idea. Basically (they didn't say this!) I'd chickened out - I'd chosen a significant moment, but not THE pivotal moment in the book. The scene they suggested I wrote happens much later in the novel, and was much scarier to write.

So, I threw out what I had (ie filed away carefully for use later) and started afresh. I had less than 48 hours to get this new scene to my mentors for feedback, so it was a slightly frantic time. Once again, having to go to work was Very Annoying :)

After some excellent feedback from my mentors, I made more changes over the weekend, and subbed on Monday.

This scene was by far the most emotional one I've written, and I seriously hope that I've done the moment justice.

But regardless of what happens next, I am beyond thrilled to have made it this far, and I know I've done the absolutely best I could. Which, I guess, is all I could do!

Thank you all for your support throughout the competition - you are all totally and completely awesome :)

PS And a special thank you to Lacey Devlin - button maker extraordinaire! -->

          Top Four!   
Wow:


Uh. Yeah. Am most definitely still in shock :)

Thank you SO much everyone who voted for me, and has supported me so far in this competition. It means the world to me.

And big commiserations to the other six. I thought all the other nine entries were of an incredibly high standard, and had no idea who would make the Top 4. It must have been so so close. 

A special thank you to Rachael Johns, who called me with the fabulous news. I was at a family dinner so was forced to suspend my obsessive email/New Voices web site checking frenzy. Was a lovely way to find out!

Now, off to get this pivotal moment sorted!

          My RWA Interview (or, I'm famous!)   
I'm not sure how I managed it, but I forgot to mention that I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Sandie Hudson from Romance Writers of Australia (an incredible organisation!) earlier this week. About my New Voices experience, of course :)

You can read the interview here: Author Spotlight: Leah Ashton.

By the way - if you haven't read the Top 10's second chapters yet, you don't have much time - the Top 4 are announced on Monday! Of course, if you like my chapter: Secrets & Speed Dating - I would LOVE you to vote for me :)

(Hey, how subtle was that!)
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          New Voices - 1 week on   
I thought some of you may be interested in my New Voices journey so far.

I'm on Team Jessica - so my mentors are Jessica Hart and Meg Lewis. I feel so incredibly lucky to have these women helping me. Even if I go no further, making it to the Top 10 has been worth it for the experience of working with Jessica and Meg.

After the initial euphoria of receiving my Top 10 email, I received my feedback on my chapter about a day later. As all I had written was the first chapter (the perils of entering something brand new), I then asked lots of questions as I wanted to make sure my h/h conflicts were strong enough, and that my plan for the external plot was on the right track. As it turned out (not surprisingly) both my conflicts and plot needed some tweaking, and I've got no doubt that my story is stronger thanks to Team Jessica brainstorming!

I've finished Chapter Two, but it will need some further revisions following Meg and Jessica's feedback.

So far I've found this past week pretty overwhelming. This opportunity it SO incredibly huge that it is scary to think what I'm throwing away if I screw this chapter up :(

But - I wouldn't swap it for anything in the world :) All I can do is my best, I suppose!
          Services tonight   
Dear Kol Simcha, I still don’t know if we’re having services inside or outside. We’ll find out and enjoy whatever it is! The dress is our latest standard: black, white, gray, silver, and optional purple. I recommend sensible shoes in case we’re outside. Here’s the final cue sheet: Cue Sheet 2017 06 30 Much love, James … Continue reading "Services tonight"
          I made the New Voices Top 10!!!!!!!!   
I went to bed last night - at 2am (thank you jetlag) a little disappointed that I hadn't received an email, and therefore sure I'd not made it into the next round of New Voices.

And then I wake up this morning to the fabulous subject line: You are through to the New Voices Top Ten!!

I didn't even read the email, just ran to my fiance (who was having a shower) and told him, while shaking :) Then ran back to get the laptop, and read the email to him (hands still shaking).

My mentoring team is Jessica Hart and Meg Lewis. I feel so incredibly fortunate!

Now, I just need to start Chapter Two...

Well done to everyone who entered - so many of you are super talented and I was surprised not to see your names in the Top 10. Please still submit your partials!
          I just discovered something mildly terrifying (New Voices related)   
Look!

Heidi Rice's blog that says the New Voices top 10 have been chosen

The Top 10 will be announced on Monday. For some reason I had thought the announcement was on Wednesday, not Monday. Argh! It is no longer reassuringly far off.

In other news, I'm home! My holiday is over :( I'm currently in a strange exhausted-but-can't-sleep limbo,  after arriving home this afternoon from London. That's 13 hours London -> Singapore than a stop over, then 5 hours Singapore -> Perth. It's about as pleasant as it sounds. In London it is currently 3pm, so I guess I'm experiencing my first bout of jet lag - lucky me :)

New Voices entries are, however, brilliant to read when your brain is too mushy to comprehend an actual novel - a chapter is perfect. So, back to reading (and eventually, I hope, sleeping) I go...
          Lacey Devlin rocks!   
The lovely Lacey has put me on her New Voices Wall of Fame! I feel very special :) I've also added her you-beaut New Voices badge to my blog -->

If you haven't already, go read Lacey's first chapter - it has some fantastic, snappy dialogue and a seriously page turning ending!
          New Voices - entered!   
Well, I did it! My entry is up: Secrets & Speed Dating.

I would love to hear what you think!

Writing at the beach in Croatia
Thank goodness that's done :) It was written over the past week, while I've been in Vela Luka, Croatia. However, it turned out to be a little frustrating to write. My first version, I liked. After writing the first 2000 words, I happily emailed it to my amazing crit partners, confident that I was on the right track. I kept on typing, and by the time I heard back from them the next day, I had a good 3500 words down. For me - Captain Slow Writer - this was super sonic speed!

Sadly, what I'd written was crap. This took me a few hours to digest, as I'd been told in the nicest possible way :) But basically I'd lost my voice, it just wasn't "me".

Where had I gone wrong? I think the problem was I was trying to write what I thought Mills & Boon wanted. I think I figured that with the changes from Sweet/Romance to Cherish and Riva, that I was more a Cherish writer, so I need something a bit gentler than my normal style. Clearly, this was a stupid mistake - I'm not capable of this style, and my chapter featured a neurotic, unlikeable heroine and a plot that was going nowhere.

So, I started again. I was able to salvage much of the first scene, but the rest - thrown out. Almost 3000 words! And only three days to go before the deadline!

But, I managed it. I know it isn't perfect, but it's me. It is in my voice. So if it crashes and burns in the competition, and least I've got that.

At the beach with my own hero :)
Due to lack of consistent Internet (I need to buy it in 24 hour blocks) I've been lurking a bit on the New Voices web site, but there are some very impressive entries there. Including the work of some of my favourite bloggers! Here are their excellent entries:

Sorry if I've missed anyone!

Also, I must mention how sad I was to lose all of my (possibly overused) italics when I pasted in my entry. Poor italics :)

          Real life romance (and New Voices)   
Sorry to have been so absent - I will write a long, detailed, many-pictured blog post soon that covers my fabulous time at the Romance Writers of Australia conference.

But I DO have a good excuse. On arriving home from Sydney I immediately launched into last minute panicking (and packing) prior to leaving on a one month holiday to the UK and Croatia. Getting everything sorted at work, and the house half-decent for our house sitter, took up a stupid amount of time.

And then... on the Saturday afternoon before we left (our flight was 1am Sunday), my boyfriend and I took our dogs down to the park for a walk. We read the paper, ate fish and chips, and the dogs ran around in circles. Then I look up - and my boyfriend is on his knee, with the most incredible ring (box upside down). I cried for about a minute, so he had to ask me again... but of course I said yes.

It was at the park where we first met 3.5 years ago. He'd intended to ask me in Croatia, but thought that I'd want to be able to share it with my family and friends before we left. Plus he wanted the dogs to be there.

So I'm feeling incredibly happy, and incredibly lucky.

The last week has been a bit of a blur, can't quite believe I've been in London more than a week! But my visit to London turned out to be very timely, as I was able to attend one of the New Voices workshops. It was this afternoon in East Sheen, which is absolutely nowhere near where I'm staying with my sisters. So I was super brave and battled the tube strikes to take a combination of buses and the overland train to actually get to the library - and even be on time!

The editors gave a great overview of how to write for Mills & Boon, and I even got to take home some books - yay! It was great motivation to sit down and get my new chapter together and enter New Voices, which I'll do over the next week or so.

I've been very absent from blogland the past 10 days, I can't wait to read everyone's entries - it looks like competition will be fierce!!
          The fast Day of Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas   
By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz
‘Zos Chukas HaTorah’ There is no mention in the Gemara of the week of Parshas Chukas being one of tragedy, nor is it mentioned by the Rambam, nor Tur, nor Shulchan Aruch! Not even in the Siman where tragedies and proper days to fast are mentioned, Orach Chaim 580! In fact, most are wholly unfamiliar with anything specifically attributed to this week. Yet, the Magen Avraham, citing the Sefer HaTanya[1] (an earlier source that the famous Kabbalistic work of the Shulchan Aruch HaRav), tells of a terrible, albeit fascinating, historical tragedy.

Friday of Fire

The Magen Avraham prefaces his terrible tale by quoting certain writings[2]
explaining that it is “worthwhile for every Jew to cry for the burning of the Torah”. He then proceeds to tell of a customary annual fast specifically for this purpose, on Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas. On that day, in the year 1242, 20 wagonloads (other versions state 24) filled with Gemaros and Talmudic literature, were burned in Paris by agents of the Church and King Louis IX. The pretext was a public debate between an apostate monk and several of the most eminent rabbinical authorities in France; the official verdict against them a foregone conclusion[3]. The impact and importance of this loss was tremendous. Keep in mind that this occurred over 200 years before the printing press was invented, and each of these volumes was a priceless, handwritten manuscript. In fact, this was considered such an enormous loss for Klal Yisrael, that the famed Maharam M’Rottenburg[4], an eyewitness, composed an elegy for our loss, ‘Sha’ali Serufa Ba’Aish’, deemed so essential, that it is incorporated into the Kinos recited every Tisha B’Av (Kinah 41).

The great rabbis at the time, at a loss to understand the extent of the tragedy, inquired of Heaven by means of a dream (known as a she’elas chalom) to discover whether this terrible event had been so decreed by Hashem. The heavenly reply was a succinct three words ‘Da Gezeiras Oraysa’. This is the Aramaic translation (see Targum Onkelus) of the opening verses to Parshas Chukas, ‘Zos Chukas HaTorah’, ‘These are the decrees of the Torah’ (Bamidbar Ch. 19, verse 2). The Rabbanim understood from this cryptic reply that the burning of the Talmud was indeed Heavenly decreed. Moreover, they gleaned that it was due to the proximity of the Parsha that the tragedy transpired, and not the day of the month[5].

Therefore, and as opposed to every other fast on the Jewish calendar, instead of a specific day established as a fast day, this one, designated a Taanis for Yechidim (fast for individuals), was set annually on the Erev Shabbos preceding Parshas Chukas. For those fasting, Asarah B’Teves would not be the only Taanis that practically occurs on a Friday[6]!

Retribution for the Rambam?

Rav Hillel of Verona, a talmid of Rabbeinu Yonah, and another eyewitness to these events, wrote a famous letter[7] in which he considered the burning of the Talmud as a clear sign of Divine anger and retribution for the burning of the works of the Rambam, in the exact same place in Paris not even forty days prior!

After the Rambam’s passing (in 1204), many great scholars who did not agree with his philosophical observations in his ‘Moreh Nevuchim’ and ‘Sefer HaMada’ banned his sefarim, with a tremendous controversy erupting throughout the Torah world[8]. Eventually, a number of his detractors submitted copies of his work to the monks of the Dominican Order to determine whether the Rambam’s works contained heretical ideas. The Dominican Friars, naturally, summarily concluded that the Rambam’s writings were not only false, but blasphemous. In 1234, inMontpelier, France, they publicly collected and burned all copies they found of ‘Moreh Nevuchim’ and ‘Sefer HaMada’. Similarly, in 1242, afanatical mob burned many of the Rambam’s writings in Paris. Less than 40 days later, at the exact same site, the 24 wagonloads of the Talmud were burned, on Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas[9].

According to Rav Hillel’s letter, the famed Rabbeinu Yonah, one of the Rambam’s primary opponents, took the Talmud burning as a Divine sign, and publicly and vociferously denounced his former position and opposition against the Rambam’s writings and instead emphatically concluded “Moshe Emes V’Toraso Emes, V’Kulanu Bada’in!” “Moshe and his Torah are true (here referring to the Rambam), while we all are liars”[10]. He planned on traveling to the Rambam’s grave (in Teverya) and begging forgiveness. Some say this tragic incident was the catalyst of Rabbeinu Yonah’s writing what came to be known as his Magnum Opus, ‘Shaarei Teshuva’.

Further Grounds for Fasting

After discussing the burning of the Talmud, the Magen Avraham offers another reason for fasting. On this very day, Erev Shabbos Chukas, two entire cities of Jews were brutally decimated, as part of the Gezeiras Ta”ch V’Ta”t, the Cossack massacres led by Bogdan Chmielnitsky ym”sh[11] in 1648 - 1649, as recorded by the Shach.

Although most know of the Shach as simply one of the preeminent halachic authorities, due to his extensive and authoritative commentary and rulings on the Shulchan Aruch, few know that he also wrote a sefer titled ‘Megillas Eifa’[12], detailing the horrific slaughter of tens of thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands!) of Jews (and hundreds of entire communities) during these terrifying years. Among his entries he mentions the two cities that were wiped out on this same day in the year 1648 (5408). Hence, the Magen Avraham avers, that it is proper to fast (Taanis Yachid) on Erev Shabbos Chukas, due to both of these tragedies happening on this same day in history.
          Comment on Where is New Jersey’s Savior? by 12mileseastofTrenton   
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          Cheating people who desperately needed drugs is exactly what investors liked about Shkreli   

For most people, the fact that Martin Shkreli was driving the cost of desperately needed drugs to insane levels is what makes him so despicable. But for investors looking to get in on Shkreli’s cash cow, that’s exactly what they liked about him.

[Shkreli] then approached [investor Sarah Hassan] about a business he was starting called Retrophin, to sell so-called orphan drugs to treat rare conditions. His pitch, she said, was “you can make a lot of money on orphan drugs, because the price per patient is quite high.”

And that price became much, much higher once Shkreli was involved. Shkreli sought out situations where people suffered from long term illness where there were few options in medication. Then he gained control of the drugs and sent prices through the roof. It was a system that generated huge profits in a hurry, and kept investors happy.

However, behind the scenes, it turned out the Shkreli was far less of a wizard on most of his investments. Profits generated by holding people ransom for the lives either went into Shkreli’s pocket, or to pay off horribly bad stock decisions that he made on two other funds.

Shkreli, best known for raising the price of Daraprim — a 62-year-old drug primarily used to treat newborns and HIV patients — from $13.50 to $750 a pill, went on trial Wednesday for allegedly defrauding investors. 

For investors, it wasn’t Martin Shkreli’s monstrous actions that made them turn away. It was only when those actions stopped hauling in big bucks that he got in trouble.


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          A ‘Finish’ on Saturday is…………   
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          SALE - Vintage Photo Props DELUXE Set - 27 piece set - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - GLITTER Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

40.00 USD

The Vintage Collection - 27 piece Photo Booth Prop Set

Features Glitter and a vintage, neutral color palette.

REASONS WHY OUR PROPS ARE AMAZING:
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♥ We use only 100% quality birch wood WOODEN dowel rods which makes them uniform in color as well as sturdy. No broken, flimsy sticks here!
♥ We use only the brightest, best, card stock available
♥ We use boxes to ship our props, both USA and international bound orders to ensure they don't get bent or smashed.
♥ We have been featured in a variety of popular media outlets including US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as many blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM! We've even had celebrities including Jessica Simpson, and the Kardashian sisters use our props and we just recently made a large number of props for country star Toby Keith's record label - how cool is that?!? To see all the media outlets we've been featured in - visit our "about us" page!
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This listing is for a set of 27 ultra-cool props on a stick!
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Perfect for :

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What's included?
♥ 1 black top hat (approx. 8.5")
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♥ 4 red GLITTER lips (approx. 2" - 3")
♥ 3 pairs of shades (approx. 6" )
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          Classic Photo Booth Props - 20 piece set - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props - Black and White by TheManicMoose   

30.00 USD

The Classic Collection - 20 piece Photo Booth Prop Set

Features Glitter and a black and white color palette.

♥ Need them FAST? No problem! Just let us know the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

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What's included?
♥ 1 grocho mask (approx. 6")
♥ 4 black mustaches (approx. 4" - 5")
♥ 4 red GLITTER lips (approx. 2" - 3")
♥ 3 pairs of shades (approx. 6" )
♥ 1 bowler hat (approx. 6")
♥ 2 bow ties with black and white patterns (approx. 5")
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♥ 2 neck ties with black and white patterns (approx. 6")
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★ DON'T FORGET TO ADD A FUN PHOTO BOOTH SIGN!! ★
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          Alien Life Story Proves Facebook 'Trending' Section Needs Better Curation - Fortune   

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          Photo Booth Props - The Sexy Collection - 18 piece set - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

20.00 USD

The Sexy Collection - 18 piece Photo Booth Prop Set

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What's included?
♥ 1 mask (approx. 6")
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♥ 2 pairs of shades (approx. 6" )
♥ 1 top hat (approx. 6")
♥ 1 bow tie (approx. 6")
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          Photo Booth Props - Mustaches and Glitter Lips - 12 piece set - Ruby Red GLITTER Lips - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

15.00 USD

12 piece Photo Booth Prop Set - 6 black mustaches, 6 ruby red glitter lips

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♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 6 black mustaches (approx. 4" - 5")
♥ 6 ruby red glitter lips (approx. 2" - 3")

Add a fun photo booth sign!
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          Halloween Photo Booth Props - Halloween Party Props - Bride of Frankenstein - Set of 2 Props by TheManicMoose   

12.00 USD

Your Halloween will be a hit this year with this gorgeous Bride of Frankenstein prop set! Perfect for weddings, photo booths, birthdays, group photo shoots, costume parties, bridal party pics and much more!

REASONS WHY OUR PROPS ARE AMAZING:
♥They turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary, priceless memories that you can look back and laugh about for years!
♥ We use only 100% quality birch wood WOODEN dowel rods which makes them uniform in color as well as sturdy. No broken, flimsy sticks here!
♥ We use only the brightest, best, card stock available
♥ We use boxes to ship our props, both USA and international bound orders to ensure they don't get bent or smashed.
♥ We have been featured in a variety of popular media outlets including US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as many blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM! We've even had celebrities including Jessica Simpson, and the Kardashian sisters use our props and we just recently made a large number of props for country star Toby Keith's record label - how cool is that?!? To see all the media outlets we've been featured in - visit our "about us" page!
♥ FREE GLITTER GIFT WITH EVERY PURCHASE

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♥ After the props are made, packaged, and boxed, we ship US orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery after items are shipped) with tracking number confirmation. International orders are shipped via first class mail (please see our shop policies for complete international shipping info and the option to upgrade to a faster shipping method if desired)
♥ Please note that these props are made of card stock and that they are not meant to last forever! The memories and photos, however, will last a lifetime! :)

This listing is for a set of 2 ultra-cool HALLOWEEN prop on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 Bride of Frankenstein hair (approx. 11")
♥ 1 GLITTER vampire fang lips (approx. 3")

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          Photo Booth Props - Angel Wings and Halo - Set of 3 Extra Large props - You Choose Color - Birthdays, Weddings, Parties - Photobooth Props by TheManicMoose   

10.00 USD

This set of angel wings and halo are the perfect addition to your photo booth!
Includes Extra Large 11" wings in the glitter color of your choice! Included Halo comes gold!
{Please Note: Glitter WILL NOT SHED OR FLAKE!}
Makes great photos!

♥ FREE GLITTER GIFT WITH EVERY PURCHASE ♥
♥ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout! If you don't include the date, we don't know when you need them by and can't guarantee they will arrive on time! International friends - please see our shop policies for shipping lead times before you purchase!
♥ After the props are made, packaged, and boxed, we ship US orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery after items are shipped) with tracking number confirmation. International orders are shipped via first class mail (please see our shop policies for complete international shipping info and the option to upgrade to a faster shipping method if desired)

This listing is for 3 ultra glittery props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 pair of angel wings (approx. 11" )
♥ 1 golden halo (approx. 6" )

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Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.

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          Photo Booth Props - Rockstar Sequin Glitter Sunglasses - Disco Ball Edition by TheManicMoose   

7.00 USD

Be as shiny as a disco ball with these Rockstar silver sequin glitter glasses!

REASONS WHY OUR PROPS ARE AMAZING:
♥They turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary, priceless memories that you can look back and laugh about for years!
♥ We use only 100% quality birch wood WOODEN dowel rods which makes them uniform in color as well as sturdy. No broken, flimsy sticks here!
♥ We use only the brightest, best, card stock available
♥ We use boxes to ship our props, both USA and international bound orders to ensure they don't get bent or smashed.
♥ We have been featured in a variety of popular media outlets including US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, IN TOUCH MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, and THE KNOT, as well as many blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM! We've even had celebrities including Jessica Simpson, and the Kardashian sisters use our props and we just recently made a large number of props for country star Toby Keith's record label - how cool is that?!? To see all the media outlets we've been featured in - visit our "about us" page!
♥ FREE GLITTER GIFT WITH EVERY PURCHASE

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♥ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout! If you don't include the date, we don't know when you need them by and can't guarantee they will arrive on time! International friends - please see our shop policies for shipping lead times before you purchase!
♥ After the props are made, packaged, and boxed, we ship US orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery after items are shipped) with tracking number confirmation. International orders are shipped via first class mail (please see our shop policies for complete international shipping info and the option to upgrade to a faster shipping method if desired)

This listing is for a set of 1 ultra-cool props on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 silver sequin glitter glasses (approx. 6")

★ DON'T FORGET TO ADD A FUN PHOTO BOOTH SIGN!!

Check them out by clicking the link below!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheManicMoose?section_id=11534190

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          Trick or Treat Photo Prop ~ Photo Booth Props ~ Halloween Sign by TheManicMoose   

4.50 USD

Trick or Treat!

This sign is the perfect addition to any prop set!

We have been featured in US WEEKLY MAGAZINE, PERFECT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE as well as a variety of blogs and websites including SWANKY CHIC FETE, BRIDEFINDS, and PRETTYLITTLEWEDDINGS.COM!

♥ FREE GLITTER GIFT WITH EVERY PURCHASE ♥

♥ Ships via USPS Priority Mail with tracking/delivery confirmation (for USA shipping only- please see our policies for international shipping)!
♥ Please include the date of your event in the "note to seller" section during checkout!

This listing is for a set of 1 ultra-cool prop on a stick!
Everything you need to make your next party a hit!

Perfect for :

♥ Photo Booths
♥ Parties
♥ Weddings
♥ Birthdays
♥ Graduations
Any kind of Special Occasion!

What's included?
♥ 1 Trick or Treat Prop (approx. 6")

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Props are made of heavy duty card stock securely fastened to dowels.

If you would like more of an item or different colors and combinations, just shoot me a convo and we’ll be happy to create a custom listing for you!

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          Virtual Environmental Consultant - Ecomax - Sudan, TX   
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          Talent Management Specialist - LASSONDE PAPPAS AND CO INC - Carneys Point, NJ   
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          117 Cherrington Drive Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 - $424000   
Stunning Provincial home in sought after Antler Ridge. This Heintz built custom home has grand room sizes, with a unique floor plan. Some of the desirable features of this home are its new roof, new HVAC system, vaulted ceiling in the great room with fire place and door leading to covered patio. Magnificent eat in kitchen with granite counter tops, island that accommodates seating, and stainless steel appliances. Walk in pantry, door that opens to patio and gorgeous palladian window lending so much natural light. Elegant newly remodeled master on suite bath, updated powder room, and new ceramic tile enhances the entry way. Fresh paint throughout the first floor, basement and over sized secon
          Are Democrats Thinking Their Way Out of Victory?   

Would you mind if Democrats learned to be mindless?

Nevada Democrats do seem to have their acts together. They kept their heads in 2016 when everyone around them was losing theirs, and accomplished a good deal of what they wanted at the 2017 legislature. And 2018 seems to be coming into focus.…

Representative Jacky Rosen will run for the Senate after only a few months in Congress, and the Democrat could face a serious primary challenge. Whoever wins faces a vulnerable Republican, Dean Heller, the only GOP Senator up for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton carried. Heller has managed to defend the Republican lack of transparency on health care legislation after falsely claiming Democrats did much the same thing on Obamacare. He also said both yes and no on how he’s going to vote on the un-Christian and anti-life bill his white male colleagues generated without a woman or person of color being involved before finally saying he wouldn’t vote for the bill in its current form with Governor Brian Sandoval standing next to him—because Heller is not only bipartisan, but brave.

County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has declared his candidacy for governor. He may face a Democratic primary—his commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani is making noises (this could make the commission meetings must-see-TV). The winner of that contest will face Adam Laxalt, grandson of a major Nevada political figure. He’s also the hirer of outside lawyers who charge the state hundreds of thousands of dollars to do legal work that Laxalt’s people would be able to do if they were members of the Nevada bar, and he is a defender of Sheldon Adelson’s interests to the point that a Gaming Control Board chairman who’s never had the whiff of a taint of a sniff of a scandal attached to him decided he’d better record a conversation with Laxalt.


Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think.


These campaigns will unfold with Trump registering the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in an administration since polling was done with an abacus. But Republicans have won each special election so far, so why not think it can continue?

Well, let’s be fair. In each election, the Democratic candidate did far better than she or he normally would. In Georgia and South Carolina, in blood-red districts, the Democratic House candidate came within three points of the Republican.

But Republicans still won, and the reason is simple. To quote Charlie Pierce, America’s best political blogger (well, my favorite, anyway): “Through decades of constant and unrelenting pressure, and through finagling with the franchise in a hundred ways in a thousand places, the Republicans have compressed the votes they need into an unmovable, diamond-hard core that will vote in robotic lockstep for whoever it is that wins a Republican primary. In American politics today, mindlessness is one of the strongest weapons you can have. Republicans vote for Republicans in Republican districts.”

That Democrats lack mindlessness can be proved even without referring to certain lefties in 2016. Consider the response to recent Democratic defeats from D. Taylor, the Unite Here leader who was the driving force behind the Culinary in Las Vegas for so many years. Besides properly attacking the president, the speaker, the Senate majority leader and the GOP congressional caucus, he declared, “Hope is not a strategy and ‘resisting’ is not a plan. The Democratic Party is out of excuses on its electoral performances.… In red states or blue states, Democrats should be able to compete—and win.”

As Pierce shows, some of that point is debatable, but then we recall his union didn’t do all it could in 2014, out of displeasure with some provisions of Obamacare and the lack of movement on immigration reform. The Culinary Union was being mindful when it needed to be mindless.

Heller is in the Senate because in 2012, Shelley Berkley ran 85,000 votes behind Barack Obama while Heller ran 26,000 ahead of Mitt Romney. She won Clark County by 60,000 while Obama took it by 100,000. Obama carried Washoe County by 7,000, Heller by 20,000. Both large counties bear some credit or blame, depending on your political views.

Berkley faced attacks over ethics, but also Washoe choosing the northerner over the southerner, regardless of party. Did Democrats ask themselves who would most strongly support Obama, or was more “acceptable”? A minimal number of Republicans ask those questions. If more did, we might have a more mindful president.

Laxalt’s grandfather ran smart campaigns. But he won his first statewide race, for lieutenant governor, when Democrats refused to unite behind his opponent because of previous political battles. They were mindful when they should have been mindless, and have paid for it ever since.

And thereby hangs the tale. Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think. If Democrats don’t want Senator Heller and Governor Laxalt, they need to grasp that distinction.

Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV

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          Tsuki ga capitulo 139   
–¿Realmente saldrá bien? –

Con una pequeña voz, expresé mi sorpresa por la situación que se estaba desarrollando de una manera favorable.

En problemas ajenos, usaría poder para forzar la situación en una dirección ventajosa para mí y así resolverlo.

Incluso cuando decidí hacerlo, todavía sentía oposición.

Porque ya sabes, el potencial de guerra que tenemos puede no estar en la escala de un país, pero está totalmente fuera de los límites de lo que tiene una compañía de pequeña escala.

Siento que seríamos capaz de eliminar a un grupo de mercenarios, e incluso si nos encontramos frente a un ejército, en el peor de los casos, podríamos escapar.

Tomoe, Mio y, dependiendo de la situación, Shiki también, son existencias que se podrían llamar un ejército de un solo hombre.

Si utilizamos ataques por sorpresa, creo como que podríamos abrumar a una cierta cantidad de tropas.

En verdad es la definición de ser un rival para un millar.

Reuniendo todas nuestras fuerzas, ni siquiera superaríamos el millar. Esto puede sonar como auto-orgullo, pero las razas en Asora son bastante fuertes.

Contandolos como parte de nuestro poder, Los moveré como una compañía.

Siempre y cuando no suceda nada extremo, creo que no vamos a caer.

Ahora que lo pienso, entrenar a los onis del bosque y hacer que vendan medicinas en los pueblos de los alrededores de las montañas fue posible debido a que han sido entrenados en las artes militares y les hicimos seguir un curso imposible.

No he encontrado extraño a eso para nada, y aún así, estoy apartándome de mi propio poder. Es realmente una historia contradictoria.

Es por eso que aún si tengo oposición hacia ello, me he acostumbrado.

Esto no es Japón.

Creo que esta será mi excusa número uno dentro de mí.

Dirijo mis ojos hacia los asientos de espectadores.

Allí, el grupo de Limia está mirando el combate en el escenario.

Con esto, sólo proporcionándoles seguridad, voy a poder crear una deuda con personas que tienen una alta posición en los países.

Está la posibilidad de que vaya a poder dar vuelta la presión de la gente que se quejó y se paró detrás del gremio, en contra de ellos.

Una sonrisa aparece naturalmente en mi boca.

–Bueno entonces, debería ponerme en marcha también. –(Makoto)

Paso por la niebla hacia el lugar donde están.

Aun así, ¿por qué dejó Tomoe la katana corta conmigo?

Bueno, ayuda como un arma secundaria cuando se usa una espada larga, y hay veces en que también puede ser usada como un arma arrojadiza pero… aún así, pensando en ella en términos de etiqueta, sería mejor no dejarle una espada corta a otra persona.

Miro a la katana que por alguna razón se le ha inventado que es un arma con capacidad de teletransportación.

Parecía como que Root también estaba conspirando con ella, así que debe haber alguna razón detrás de ello.

Puede que sea para ocultar el poder de teletransportación, pero por como fluyo el asunto, sólo cambiar la procedencia del poder de Tomoe a la katana corta, no va a ocultar la realidad en sí.

¿Solo por qué esos dos cambiaron el poder de teletransportación de una persona a un objeto?

Aún no lo entiendo.

Con esa falta de claridad dentro de mí, miro la katana corta que está en mis manos.

Podría ser, ¿que aún no entiendo este mundo adecuadamente?

Después de calmarme un poco, vamos a tratar de hablar de esto.

Si están haciendo esto a sabiendas, no voy a decir mucho al respecto.

Si el significado de ello es diferente de mi propio pensamiento, eso también está bien.

Si me dice que fue por una cosa insignificante, no puedo hacer mucho al respecto. Sólo dejaré que haga lo que desee.

Tratar de indagar en esto podría conducir a que simplemente me diga que fue por su hobby, así que si se está divirtiendo con esto, será para mejor.

[Perdón por la espera]

–No se preocupe, eso fue una teletransportación espléndida. Nuestro país se enorgullecía de ser el número de la raza hyumana en técnicas de teletransporte, pero esta es mi primera vez viendo este tipo de hechizo de punto a punto. Me gustaría tomar algún momento después de esto para oír hablar de eso en detalle, pero ahora tengo que observar esta pelea. Sin importar el resultado. –(Rey)

–… –

Como estaba pensando, llegué un poco tarde, así que me disculpé con el rey de Limia.

Creí que no había lugar para preocuparse por ello, y como esperaba, fácilmente lo dejó pasar.

Parece que el Rey ya está preparado para cualquier cosa que le suceda a la variante Ilumgand.

El Jefe de la familia Hopelace se estremeció ante las palabras del rey y se mordió los labios. Teniendo en cuenta la situación, ya soy consciente de alguna manera del destino de Ilumgand.

Es una variante que incluso Shiki dijo que sería difícil regresarlo a la normalidad.

La posibilidad de que regresen a Ilumgand a la normalidad con su conocimiento hyumano limitado es increíblemente bajo.

–No puedo sentir más una voluntad de él. Realmente está devastando como un Mamono. –(príncipe)

Hm.

El príncipe eh.

Podía sentir compasión de sus palabras.

Realeza y un alto noble.

Ambos probablemente se conocían entre sí, por lo que no se puede evitar.

–… Raidou. –

El Jefe de la familia Hopelace me habla de repente.

En esos ojos, mostró una clara hostilidad.

Aunque no le hice mucho a su hijo.

Yo sólo detuve su acoso después de todo.

Cuando me encuentre con la gente de Limia otra vez, también está la opción de hablar y despejar el malentendido.

Bueno, todo dependerá si él irá a estar dispuesto, así que no sé si va a ser posible.

[¿Qué sucede?]

–He oído que su tienda se encarga de un elevado número de medicinas. –

O más bien, lo investigaste.

[Sí, la mayor parte de mi mercancía son medicinas]

–¿No hay un elixir ahí que pueda regresar a mi hijo? –

[Lo siento pero, esta es la primera vez que veo tal transformación, por lo que la posibilidad de que mi medicina lo cure es baja. Con sólo una mirada, puedo decir que está utilizando el cuerpo hyumano como catalizador y parece ser que la fórmula del hechizo es bastante complejo. Para regresarlo a la normalidad, sería tan difícil como regresar un platillo a sus ingredientes]

Usando las palabras de Shiki como referencia, le doy una respuesta.

–¡¡!!–

Hopelace no dijo ninguna palabra, pero su rostro mostró varias emociones diferentes creando una expresión compleja.

Ira, tristeza, pesar… Obviamente, no podía ver ninguna emoción positiva allí.

Ya que ser testigo de que su hijo esté a punto de ser derrotado, como padre, es un hecho que le haría sentirse de esa manera.

–Qué manera espléndida de combatir. Son capaces de pelear apropiadamente contra Ilumgand, que fácilmente pudo derrotar a los capas púrpuras que eran alardeados por la Academia por ser capaces de utilizar todos los elementos. –(Rey)

Aunque creo que usar todos los elementos y dividir los elementos entre todos son dos cosas completamente diferentes.

–Pero parece que están teniendo un momento difícil. Como era de esperar, tal vez esto sea demasiado para unos estudiantes. –(príncipe)

El Rey y el Príncipe están viendo la pelea de una manera relativamente calmada.

–Raidou, los dos que están dando instrucciones, ¿están relacionados con usted? –(Rey)

El rey de Limia perspicazmente nota a Mio y Shiki.

[Sí. Uno de ellos me está ayudando en mis clases, su nombre es Shiki. La otra sirve sobre todo como mi guardaespaldas, Mio. Ambos son empleados que han estado conmigo desde hace mucho tiempo y que confío en ellos]

–Parece que no están peleando ¿o no? –(Rey)

[Quería que los estudiantes peleen ellos mismos. Si la situación se pone mal, les dije que los apoyen, pero en base, estoy haciendo que les den instrucciones en el combate. También-]

–¡¡Mi hijo no es un trampolín para sus estudiantes!! –

El repentino grito a mi lado hizo que detuviera mis palabras.

Pensé que saldría con eso, así que estaba a punto de dar una explicación. Que precipitado.

[Además, ya que eran estudiantes que asistían en la misma academia, tenía una pequeña esperanza de que tal vez podrían hacer regresar a Ilumgand-sama de nuevo a sus sentidos. Parece que por alguna razón esa persona me odia, así que pensé que si gente de nuestra compañía estaban en el escenario, la esperanza disminuiría]

–¡¡Kugh!! –

Hopelace, que se estaba alineando para la siguiente queja, se calló después de mi excusa.

Esas fueron palabras que originalmente se pensaron por si me preguntaba gente como el Rey de Limia o el director de la Academia, pero supongo que está bien hacer que él lo oiga.

–Joh… Que usted fuera tan considerado hacia un noble de nuestro país. Esa consideración me hace feliz. ¿Cierto, Hopelace? –(Rey)

En la segunda mitad, los duros ojos del Rey se dirigieron hacia Hopelace.

Puedo sentir que su objetivo es hacer que Hopelace me perdone.

Aunque bien, no hay una necesidad real.

[Es sólo un plan en donde lo dejo en las manos de mis estudiantes. No hay necesidad de agradecerme por ello]

Mientras saco lo mejor del tembloroso Hopelace, me dirijo hacia el rey y bajo la cabeza.

Además, por lo que veo, Jin y los otros no tienen ningún margen de maniobra para preocuparse por algo.

–En cualquier caso, está yendo hacia atrás y adelante. No puedo ver quién ganará. –(príncipe)

El príncipe habló.

–Joshua, tampoco puedes decirlo eh. –(Rey)

–Sí, pero hay algo que no entiendo. ¿Por qué utilizan únicamente el elemento fuego? Además, que todos ellos puedan utilizar el elemento fuego es extraño. –(príncipe)

Parece que no tiene mucho conocimiento sobre esa área.

La especialidad de la realeza y los nobles es, como era de esperar, la política, después de todo eh.

–Fumu. Raidou, ¿puede explicarlo? Si es que puede por favor. –(Rey)

¿Pero está bien que yo responda a eso?

Hay dos caballeros aquí después de todo.

¿No debería pedirles su opinión a ellos primero?

Dejando a un lado la parte sobre el elemento fuego, los caballeros deben tener sus propias opiniones sobre Ilumgand.

–Raidou, no me importa. Por favor, explíquelo. –(Rey)

Pensando en eso, dirigí mi mirada hacia los caballeros. Tal vez el rey comprendió lo que estaba pensando, lo ordenó de nuevo.

[Como puede ver, Ilumgand-sama se ha transformado en ese cuerpo gigante. Y bien, sobre todo porque la batalla ha pasado por un largo período de tiempo, puedo decir que la característica de la variante es principalmente el factor de la magia]

–Magia eh. –(Rey)

[Sí. El actual Ilumgand-sama posee una resistencia firme hacia la tierra, agua y viento; todos los elementos excepto el fuego]

Las explicaciones detalladas sobre absorción, resistencia, y anulación; en este caso, simplemente no la haré.

–A tres elementos dice. –(Rey)

[Por suerte, los estudiantes están todos entrenados para utilizar varios elementos, por lo que pueden pelear contra él con el único elemento que es eficaz contra él. Creo que la magia no elemental también funcionará, pero la eficacia obtenida comparado con el consumo de poder mágico es mala, así que creo que la decisión de ellos es correcta]

–Todos… ¿pueden utilizar varios elementos? ¿Entonces ha hecho que aprendan elementos distintos de aquel con el que nacieron? –(Príncipe)

Cuando el príncipe habla en una manera cortés, en lugar de un príncipe, suena más como un mayordomo.

Soy una parte de la clase baja, por lo que creo que debería estar actuando como las otras personas de clase alta.

[Sí, es por eso que pueden proporcionar una pelea decente]

–¿Entonces por qué no pueden hacerlo retroceder? –(Príncipe)

[Creo que la razón principal sería que la restricción elemental está limitando sus opciones. El elemento fuego originalmente posee pocas habilidades de restricción, y es más adecuado para atacar y auto-mejora. Además de eso, Ilumgand-sama está absorbiendo el poder mágico de sus compañeros de equipo y de los hyumanos de alrededor. Debido a que su poder mágico máximo es cada vez mayor, las magias de desmejora no funcionan para nada. Es más, sus heridas se están regenerando hasta cierto punto, por lo que si no lo terminan con un gran ataque, está el peligro de prolongar la pelea]

Mientras estaba dando la explicación, el Jefe de la familia Hopelace hace de repente una voz amarga.

Miro al escenario.

No lo vi, pero parece que han dado un gran ataque.

Sus brazos fueron arrancados desde el hombro hacia abajo, y el gigante está de rodillas.

¿Brazos?

¿Siguen peleando con el fin de incapacitarlo en lugar de derrotarle?

Parece que Mio decidió que les dio suficientes consejos, ella está mirando la pelea sin participar.

Shiki parece estar preparándose para la curación por si acaso y mira el progreso de la batalla.

Parece que los siete están bastante fatigados. Hasta el punto de que soy capaz de verlo incluso desde donde estoy.

De lo que puedo decir, están en un nivel en donde ya es difícil que ellos apunten a incapacitarlo.

[Parece que la batalla ha progresado un poco. Sin embargo, parece que sus voces no le llegan, y no tienen la resolución de acabar con él]

En términos de resistencia, Ilumgand es el que está en ventaja.

Además…

Mientras estaba pensando en algo que me molestaba, la cosa por lo que estaba preocupado, paso.

La regeneración de los brazos de Ilumgand.

Aaah…

Esto probablemente romperá sus espíritus.

–¿Qué?, ¡los brazos que perdió están! –

–Regenerándose… –

–Ilum… –

¿Hm?

Antes de que Jin y los demás se agitasen por la situación, una de las personas de allí tomó la iniciativa y se precipitó con la espada en su mano.

Misura.

¿Él está entusiasmado porque no tuvo mucha atención en las batallas en equipo?

Pero entrar en este momento y así levantar el espíritu es una buena idea.

En una situación en la que su resistencia está siendo socavada, sería malo que pierdan su fuerza de voluntad.

Él también debe estar cansado, pero parece que puede desviar adecuadamente la gran espada lamentable que ha sido absorbida en el brazo derecho de Ilumgand.

La batalla ha comenzado una vez más, hasta el punto en que tienen que darle otro gran ataque.

Gracias a la iniciativa de Misura, de alguna manera han logrado levantarse.

(Waka-sama)

¿Shiki?

¿Qué sucede? ¿Hay algún problema?

Afortunadamente, en este momento todos los de Limia están mirando al escenario.

Tengo algo de espacio para hablar con Shiki por transmisión de pensamiento.

(¿Qué? ¿Un problema?) (Makoto)

(Sí. Alrededor de dos) (Shiki)

(Oigámoslo) (Makoto)

(Primero, acerca de esta variante. Parece que va a ser imposible que los estudiantes lo incapaciten con dolor. Por otra parte, el hecho de que él era un ex estudiante está haciendo que no puedan demostrar su poder de batalla original, por lo que…) (Shiki)

(¿Probablemente no serán capaces de vencerlo?) (Makoto)

(… Sí. Si es sólo derrotarlo, ya han marcado a la médula oblonga como lo que parece ser su punto débil, pero puede ser difícil) (Shiki)

(Ya veo. Cuando parezca que es totalmente imposible, Shiki, intercambia con ellos e incapacítalo. ¿Y lo otro?) (Makoto)

(Parece que otro de ellos ha entrado aquí. Está el peligro de que pudiera dirigirse a los asientos de los espectadores, así que tenga cuidado) (Shiki)

(Oh, ya veo. Gracias, voy a tener cuidado) (Makoto)

Parece que nada especial ocurrió durante nuestra transmisión, y fui capaz de terminar de forma segura la transmisión de pensamiento con Shiki.

Hmph… Uno más está viniendo aquí eh.

Incluso si su mecanismo es el mismo, sus poderes pueden ser diferentes.

Tengo que estar en una distancia donde pueda proteger a esta gente en cualquier momento.

Ya que no estoy seguro de si seremos capaces de curar a Ilumgand, no sé si hay un punto en incapacitarlo.

Sólo pensé que sería más fácil hablar con el Jefe de la familia Hopelace si su hijo no muere.

¡¡¿?!!

De repente, la tensión alrededor nuestro aumentó.

Por un segundo pensé que la situación de la batalla cambió de nuevo, pero cuando miré, no hubo un cambio real.

El Rey de Limia y el Jefe de la familia Hopelace están en el lugar más cercano al escenario, en las barandillas de los asientos de los espectadores.

Y un paso detrás de ellos, está el Príncipe Joshua.

Pero esa composición se movió.

–Rey, por favor, ¡de un paso atrás! –

Uno de los caballeros gritó y los dos caballeros desenfundaron sus armas y corrieron hacia la parte de atrás.

Probablemente estaban usando percepción mágica y observando sus alrededores.

En el lugar a donde estaban corriendo no había nada visible, pero en un lugar un poco alejado de aquí, en el corredor de salida de los asientos de los espectadores, aparece la sombra de una variante de color gris.

Uwaaa… Su apariencia es bastante diferente.

Su cambio es tan grande que ni siquiera se parece más a un humanoide.

Una persona que se ha desarrollado de una manera anormal.

Tiene dos piernas, y más de la mitad de su parte superior no está compuesta por el torso, los brazos, y luego la cabeza.

Es sólo cabeza.

Y su boca sobresale como el pico de un pájaro, y aún así, tiene colmillos.

aún está bastante lejos, pero a pesar de eso, su boca es tan grande que puedo decir que tiene colmillos.

Además de eso, en comparación con una persona, sus ojos eran más parecidos a los de un caballo, grandes ojos negros situados a los lados de la cara.

Diciéndolo sin rodeos, es repugnante.

En lugar de pelo, su cabeza tiene varios tentáculos ondeando. Eso duplicó su nivel de repugnancia.

Los caballeros corrieron a pelear contra el monstruo probablemente para evitar pelear cerca del rey.

Ya veo. Estoy de acuerdo con eso.

En ese caso, daré un paso un poco hacia delante y …

–¡¡GYAAAAA!! –

¿Eeh?

Todavía debería haber una buena cantidad de espacio entre ellos, y a pesar de eso, ¿qué está pasando?

El grito del caballero hizo dudar de mis ojos.

Parece que esa cosa ya los alcanzó.

Esas piernas estúpidamente grandes no son solo de adorno.

Debe haber hecho una carrera con una tremenda potencia instantánea.

Viendo a la variante de color ceniza que cortó el cuerpo del caballero, junto con su armadura en mil pedazos, lo que creó un aerosol de color rojo y gritos, por alguna razón, lo asocié con una bala.

Otro grito se superpone.

No sé si es porque fue atrapado con la guardia baja, o porque sus habilidades no son tan grandes (Voy a dejarlo como que fue lo primero) pero de todos modos, no pasó mucho tiempo hasta que el otro caballero gritara igual.

Los tentáculos ondeantes se volvieron filosos y atravesaron el cuerpo del caballero.

La zona del torso, donde la armadura era más gruesa, no fue traspasado por los tentáculos, pero todas las demás partes lo fueron.

El cuello, los muslos, las articulaciones; áreas en las que la armadura no protegía, y los lugares donde no podían ser protegidos debido a su construcción, fueron perforados.

Probablemente fue fatal.

El lugar donde estaban peleando era un área a la que no podía llegar a tiempo, así que no pude protegerlos.

Podría usar [Sakai] para curarlos, pero si lo hago, esa variante también entraría en el rango.

Además, si pierdo mi supresión de poder mágico, lo que estoy ocultando podría ser descubierto.

Tch.

Pero definitivamente puedo proteger a estos tres.

Puede que no sea la mejor opción, pero tengo que encargarme de eso.

Tomando una posición como para iniciar una marcha con sólo sus piernas, coloca fuerza en ellas.La variante dirige su boca en forma de pico hacia mí.

Ah, esto no es una carrera.

De algún modo podía decir eso.

Parece que mi comparación era correcta.

Esa cosa dispara su cuerpo como una bala y se dirige hacia nuestra ubicación en línea recta.

De acuerdo, vamos a detenerlo y derrotarlo.

Cuando estaba a punto de detenerlo y di un paso hacia adelante, por alguna razón, una sombra paso a mi lado.

¡¡¿?!!

¡¿Príncipe Joshua?!

–¡Padre, por favor, corre! –(Príncipe)

Desenvainando una espada delgada brillante que sólo pensaría que era una decoración, ¡el príncipe se apresura hacia la variante con el fin de proteger al rey!

¡Ah!

¡¿Es un idiota?!

Esto es malo.

Que el príncipe sea herido sería extremadamente malo.

Cierto.

Incluso si no estoy tenso, eso no significa que los alrededores tampoco lo estén.

Aun así, este príncipe-sama es bastante…

Si yo no estuviera aquí, quién sabe lo que hubiera pasado.

(Perdón Shiki. personas heridas o tal vez bajas han aparecido. Quiero que vengas aquí y proporciones tratamiento médico. Mio puede quedarse allí, te dejaré el cuidado de los niños a ti, Mio. Cuento contigo, no dejes que los estudiantes mueran) (Makoto)

Para esos dos caballeros… es probable que sea demasiado tarde.

Pero si se trata de Shiki, tal vez pueda curarlos.

Ya que no tengo libertad de acción, acabo de darles esas órdenes a Shiki y Mio sin hacer una conversación real.

Desde aquí, no puedo decir si esos caballeros están respirando o no, aun así, por lo que veo, esas son definitivamente unas heridas fatales.

No parece como que hayan otros enemigos, por lo que sí sólo detengo a este estará bien.

Apresuradamente corrí detrás del príncipe.

La variante es rápida como se esperaba.

A este ritmo… No lo lograré.

Mi cuerpo no puede de repente pasar de cero a velocidad máxima.

En un instante comprendí que no iba a poder hacerlo, así que hice un “brazo invisible” con poder mágico en el espacio entre el príncipe y la variante, para protegerlo.

Tengo a [Sakai] para ocultarlo, por lo que debería ser invisible.

Si es herido todavía puede ser curado, pero si es posible, quiero que salga ileso.

Mi poder mágico atrapa a la variante cuando estaba llegando a su máxima velocidad.

Y así como así, muevo el “brazo” y lanzo a la variante para separarlo del príncipe.

Aunque aliviado por el hecho de que lo logré a tiempo, agarro al príncipe Joshua y escapo de ese lugar. Salto a un lugar donde la visión de esa cosa no alcance al príncipe.

Maldición. Me he separado ligeramente del rey.

Lo arrojé lejos, por lo que no llegará con otro ataque tan pronto pero, tengo que derrotarlo rápidamente.

[Príncipe, fue un desarrollo repentino, así que por favor perdóneme por mi rudeza. Me encargaré de esa cosa]

Escribir todo eso de una vez, empecé a preguntarme que era esa misteriosa sensación en mi mano.

¿Eh?

–¡¡¿?!! –

Cuando miro hacia abajo, veo la cara rígida del príncipe Joshua.

Tal vez por el impacto de hace un momento, o porque quedó atascado en algún lugar por el camino; una parte de su ropa estaba muy desgarrada y…

Mi mano está encima de eso…

No puede ser, esto es, ¿una teta?

¿Eh?

Mi cerebro está confundido.

–… Explicaré las circunstancias más tarde. En este momento, por favor, proteja a padre –(¿príncipe?)

Teñida en timidez, él, no, ¿ella? Oí su voz baja.

Me apresuré a separar mi mano de su cuerpo.

Incapaz de ocultar toda mi confusión, corregí mi postura como si saltara lejos.

Cierto.

Siento como que he hecho algo bastante malo, pero en este momento la prioridad es encargarme de esa cosa.

Genial, parece que la cosa todavía esta mareada.

Lo restrinjo con [Brid] y acorto la distancia.

Lo que use fue un [Brid] no elemental.

Sin canto ni elemento. Planee ganar con eso, pero no resultó ser una herida mortal.

Sin embargo, fue más que suficiente como para hacerlo retroceder.

Gracias a eso, pude acortar distancias más que suficiente. Envolví poder mágico en mi mano derecha y le di un puñetazo al lado de su cara.

La variante, salió volando con mi puñetazo, golpeó varios asientos y barandillas por el camino y fue frenado por ello.

Estupendo.

Con esto, el rey de Limia debería estar a salvo.

Hechizos no elementales tienen la tendencia de tener menos poder de fuego en comparación con los hechizos elementales del mismo nivel, pero por lo que vi recién, un [Brid] es lo suficiente como para derrotarlo.

Hago un aria rápida, y haciendo un gesto como si preparara un arco, disparo una flecha blanca.

El [Brid] que dio justo en el pico no lo perforó inmediatamente y envió a la variante entera a la parte de atrás, zigzagueando por su camino hacia una parte de los asiento de los espectadores.

Esto se debe a que he reducido el poder perforador a propósito.

No sé lo que podría hacer, así que pensé que sería mejor mantener la distancia.

Pero parece que mis preocupaciones fueron innecesarias.

La variante se hinchó como si unas burbujas comenzaron a aparecer en su interior, y después, se dispersó en todas las direcciones y murió.

Ah, estaba preocupado por un segundo.

Veo que Shiki ha comenzado con el tratamiento de uno de los caballeros y suspiro una vez.

Parece que al menos uno de ellos se salvará.

He terminado un trabajo ahora.

… Sobre el príncipe, espero que no se convierta en un nuevo problema. Pero bueno, no creo que eso sea posible.

Si fuera sólo la pelea sería muy simple…

Trato de no hacer contacto visual con el príncipe y la llevo hacia donde está el rey.

Mientras pensaba en todo eso, oí un grito incomparable a los anteriores.

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–Disculpe. –

Una voz clara resuena en la zona de invitados que está siendo controlada por el desconcierto.

Hay una alfombra colocada y unos asientos alineados. Una sala que se divide de los asientos generales.

Así que estos son los asientos de los invitados eh.

La voz de Tomoe resuena bien. Probablemente atrajo la atención de los peces gordos de todos los países sobre ella.

Aunque también habían algunas miradas dirigidas hacia mí.

–¡¿Quién son ustedes?! ¡¿No saben que esta zona está fuera de los límites?! –

Una cara que he visto en retratos nos grita.

Ah, este tipo es el director de la academia.

Nunca supe dónde estaba, y por supuesto, nunca lo he visto antes, así que no podía decir inmediatamente que era él.

–Por favor, discúlpennos en esta situación de emergencia. Parece que ustedes los invitados no han evacuado a un lugar seguro, por lo que puede estar fuera de nuestro camino, pero pensamos que debíamos prestar nuestra ayuda. –(Tomoe)

Tomoe no mostró ningún signo de estar enfadada y le dice al director de la academia su asunto.

En ese momento, me di cuenta de que había una chica que le enviaba su mirada a Tomoe.

Por lo que puedo decir, parece ser a una chica con status social.

Parece joven, ¿así que tal vez sea la cabeza de la próxima generación de alguna familia noble? ¿O tal vez es una princesa de algún lugar?

Nn, ¿princesa?

Creo que Tomoe podría saber algo…



Podría ser, ¿que esa mujer sea la princesa del Imperio Gritonia, Lily?

Si realmente es ella, entonces es un pez bastante gordo.

Pero parece que estaba viajando con el héroe, por lo que sería extraño que esté aquí.

Está la posibilidad de que no sea ella eh.

Sentí como si hubiera una mirada familiar hacia mí y cuando me di vuelta para ver quién era, veo a un joven de pelo plateado que apoyaba su espalda en una pared con los brazos cruzados.

No sé qué tiene de divertido, pero él está sonriendo, separa sus brazos y mueve su mano hacia mí.

Es el pervertido Root.

Cierto, estaba aquí también.

Maldición.

¿Entonces no había ninguna necesidad de que venga a ayudarlos?

Si viene a hablarme de cosas extrañas, no sería bueno para mí o para mi compañía.

Pero parece que Root no tiene la intención de pasar a la acción. Él cruza sus brazos otra vez, su amplia sonrisa se convierte en una ligera sonrisa, y mira en silencio de nuevo a Tomoe.

No lo entiendo.

¿No está preocupado por el Gremio de Aventureros?

Aunque creo que ese lugar también se encuentra en peligro ¿o no?

–En primer lugar, ¡preséntense! No los conozco. –

–Perdón por mi falta de modales. Soy Tomoe, una de las empleadas de la compañía Kuzunoha, Director de la Academia. Y esta persona aquí está mi maestro Raidou. Él tiene un impedimento que no le permite hablar, por lo que yo, su sierva, soy la que tiene que presentarlo. Por favor entiéndalo. –(Tomoe)

–Tomoe y Raidou eh. –

[Un placer conocerle director de la Academia. Soy un profesor a tiempo parcial trabajando aquí, Raidou. Consideré que esta es una situación de emergencia, así que pensé en ayudar y por eso he venido aquí. Por favor, perdone nuestra grosería]

–Comunicación escrita. Ya veo, es usted. Recuerdo que había un profesor a tiempo parcial denominado Raidou. –

Parece que al menos sabe que hablo usando comunicación escrita, y también muestro una placa que sirve como certificado que demuestra que soy un profesor a tiempo parcial.

Al verme, la comunicación escrita, y la prueba de ello; el tono del director de la Academia se suavizó.

–Estoy contento de que haya entendido. –(Tomoe)

–Dijeron que iban a ayudar, ¿pero qué clase de ayuda intentan proporcionar? En esta situación en la que sólo sabemos que hay monstruos en la ciudad, no hay manera de que nos pueda guiar a un lugar seguro ¿saben? –

–Director de la academia, usted conoce varios lugares que son seguros ¿verdad? –(Tomoe)

–Por supuesto, ya hemos asegurado un lugar en situaciones de emergencia. Transmitir órdenes compuestas y ordenar información en un lugar peligroso es algo que me gustaría evitar. –

–Entonces, si nos dice ese lugar, voy a utilizar magia de teletransporte para enviarlos a todos allí. –(Tomoe)

–… ¿Teletransporte? ¡¿Teletransporte has dicho?! ¡¿Esta cantidad de personas, a un lugar que el usuario de la magia no ha ido antes?! Es imposible. ¡Nunca he oído hablar de un hechizo así! –

Por un segundo, el director de la Academia dejo salir una voz estupefacta, pero pronto comprendió el contenido y espléndidamente rechazó el plan de Tomoe.

Hay veces que creo que tranquilamente utilizamos demasiado la transmisión de pensamiento y la teletransportación.

La técnica de teletransporte es originalmente un hechizo avanzado y no es algo que alguien pueda utilizar tranquilamente, y con la transmisión de pensamiento está el tema de la distancia y la grabación, y es fácil de usar, por lo que es utilizado por la población en general, pero el que usamos es prácticamente una cosa completamente diferente.

No sería una exageración comparar la calidad de transmisión de una radio de mala calidad con un teléfono satelital.

–Pero sabe, en realidad es posible. Bueno, ciertamente no se puede evitar que sospeche de esto como una trampa. Fumu… –(Tomoe)

Aunque es por eso que es problemático explicar esta complicada teletransportación.

Tomoe no parece como que realmente esté en problemas.

Tal vez tiene un método para convencerlos.

Lo único que se me ocurrió es disponer de un sujeto de prueba para mostrar que funciona.

Bueno, aunque tener a esa persona cooperando será la parte problemática.

Todos ellos son peces gordos después de todo.

¿Hay alguien que conozco que pueda ayudar?

Uhm, excluyendo al pervertido…

–¡Jajajaja! Que persona interesante, Director de la Academia. Realmente interesante. Es cierto que nunca he oído hablar de un mago tan sobresaliente con un hechizo de teletransporte. –(Root)

–Falz-dono. –

–Persona llamada Tomoe, ¿qué tal si lo intentas conmigo en primer lugar?. Cierto, ¿me puedes teletransportar a los asientos de los invitados alrededor de esa parte de allí? Está bien si solo me lo imagino ¿verdad? –(Root)

Root.

Actuando como si nunca la hubiera visto antes, él se ofreció como sujeto de prueba.

Tomoe probablemente sabía que esto pasaría, no se veía agitada para nada.

Bueno, incluso si él es así, sigue siendo Maestro del Gremio de Aventureros.

Debe haber una buena cantidad de confianza en él.

–¿Su nombre es Falz-dono ¿correcto? Entonces, introdúzcase en el interior de esta niebla. –(Tomoe)

–Jeeh… en el otro lado también apareció una niebla eh. Pues bien, vamos a probarlo y ver si realmente existe un hechizo tan conveniente. –(Root)

En el lugar donde Root señaló con su dedo, también está apareciendo una niebla. Y mientras seguía haciéndose el tonto, desaparece en la niebla, y al instante siguiente, sale del lugar señalado.

Entonces gira su cabeza hacia los asientos de los invitados y agita su mano.

Tomoe le dio una mirada a la princesa (?) Que tenía sus manos en su boca y sus ojos bien abiertos.

Parece que ella está bastante sorprendida.

Root camina a través de la niebla desde ese lado y regresó.

–Sorprendente, ¡es todo un logro significativo! ¡Esta es la primera vez que he visto un hechizo tan grandioso! Por lo que veo, es un poder creado por la espada que cuelga de su cintura, ¿verdad? –(Root)

¿Qué clase de locura está diciendo?

Lo que Tomoe utilizó fue teletransportación.

Normalmente sale de ella misma.

Él también debe saber acerca de la aplicación de nuestro espacio de teletransporte.

Realmente no sé lo que está pensando.

–Me atrapó. Falz-dono tiene unos ojos bastante aterradores. Así es, este es el poder especial de esta espada. No es necesario un aria y permite teletransportarse de un punto a otro. –(Tomoe)

… ¿Hm?

¿Tomoe le está siguiendo?

Pero no está relacionado con mi confusión, Tomoe y Root se miraron el uno a la otra y sonrieron ligeramente.

¿Por qué?

Por supuesto, la mirada de todos se reunieron simultáneamente sobre la espada de Tomoe.

En la katana más corta que ella señaló.

Oh.

Me he dado cuenta de que hay otras caras que conozco.

El sacerdote y la de Lorel… Sairitz-san, ¿verdad?

Así que también vinieron a ver el torneo.

Habían varias personas que parecían más importantes que el sacerdote-san a su lado, así que me tomó tiempo fijarme en él.

El sacerdote-san es una de las más altas posiciones en la iglesia de Rotsgard, por lo que significa, que la gente de allí son incluso superiores que él. Incluso podrían ser de la iglesia principal de Limia.

Me tomó tiempo darme cuenta de la gente de Lorel simplemente porque estaban en una esquina.

Sairitz-san está allí también, pero también hay muchos otros allí.

La mayoría de ellos tienen la piel bastante oscura.

¿Son las personas de allí en su mayoría de ese color de piel?

Tal vez se dio cuenta de mi mirada, Sairitz-san hizo una sonrisa por un segundo.

Aunque pronto dirigió su interés hacia la espada de Tomoe.

–No puedo creerlo. –

El director de la academia había perdido completamente las palabras.

La teletransportación en sí misma es una técnica muy avanzada, y por el sólo hecho de ser capaz de utilizarla, serías admirado.

Es por eso que, con el fin de hacer esta técnica avanzada tan fácil de hacer como sea posible, es que recrearon la formación de teletransporte con precisión, y también hay formaciones apoyo que reducen la carga.

Y que se les diga que esta acción se puede hacer con el poder de una espada, es más, que le permita teletransportarse a un lugar específico; no es ninguna sorpresa que no lo creyeran.

Bueno, para el sentido común de esta academia, es algo que ni siquiera podrían pensar que existe.

Y esto también es una prueba de que esto no es algo común.

Las gente influyente que provienen de varios países están concentrando sus ojos en esa espada.

Espero que esto no se convierta en una nueva chispa.

–¿Que les parece, a todos? Ya que pasaron por la molestia de venir a ayudarnos, ¿qué tal si confiamos en ellos? –(Root)

Root mira a todos y les propuso esa idea.

Parece que los va a incitar por nosotros.

No sé si este tipo es un enemigo o un aliado, pero parece que en este momento al menos, actuará como nuestro aliado.

–… Cierto. Es tal como dijo Falz-dono. Raidou-dono, le agradezco por su valiente acción, y prometo que sin duda le pagaré por ello. En el nombre de Lily del imperio de Gritonia. ¿Y los demás? –(Lily)

Lily de Gritonia.

Así que en realidad es la princesa.

Incluso vino al festival escolar, impresionante.

¿Tal vez ella también asistió a esta academia?

Sentí que miraba a Tomoe por un instante, pero no conozco sus intenciones.

Por lo que he oído hablar de Tomoe, ellas no tienen una conexión profunda y simplemente se separaron en ese punto en el tiempo.

Con las palabras de Lily como el impulso, varios “yo también” “yo también” aparecieron y más personas decidieron recibir nuestra ayuda.

La gente está dispuesta.

Las personas relacionada con la Iglesia, la Unión Lorel, y también los nobles que parecen ser de Aion. El director de la Academia, que está siendo cargado sobre el hombro de una mujer que parece ser su secretaria, también estuvo de acuerdo.

O más bien, viejo, ¿por qué tus piernas se debilitan hasta el punto de necesitar que alguien te preste un hombro?

¿No es eso acoso sexual?

–La gente de allí también, por favor decídanse rápidamente. –(Tomoe)

Tomoe apura a los 5 restantes, pero no mostraron signos de moverse.

¿Qué está pasando?

Ya que no creo que tenga algún sentido que un invitado se quede aquí.

–… Éste está bien aquí. Tengo la obligación pasar por alto eso. –

¿Éste?

¿Es un rey?

Deber de pasar por alto, dice. Está mirando hacia el escenario.

El combate entre los estudiantes y el monstruo eh.

–Padre, eso es… –

–Todos ustedes, regresen. –

–Rey, no podemos hacer eso. El que está parado en el escenario es mi hijo, después de todo. –

… Ese es el grupo de Limia.

El padre de Ilumgand, el rey de Limia, y dijo “padre” ¿así que quizás es el príncipe?

A juzgar por el comportamiento de los 2 restantes, probablemente son caballeros.

Por lo que son un grupo totalmente relacionados eh.

¿Qué se debería hacer?

Creo que la mejor opción sería refugiar a las otras personas en primer lugar.

–Waka, estaré llevando a la gente de aquí al lugar seguro que pensó el director de la academia. –(Tomoe)

Estaba a punto de darle órdenes a Tomoe y la miré, pero ella estaba un paso por delante de mí.

Por supuesto, eso es lo que quería que hiciera, así que asentí.

Una niebla mucho más grande que la que cruzó Root apareció.

Parece una neblina, pero tiene un espesor que hace que no puedas ver el otro lado.

Eso hace a uno pensar que se trata de algo producto de magia.

–Pues bien, voy a colocar esta katana bajo su cuidado, Waka. Te dejare los asuntos de aquí a ti. –(Tomoe)

–¡¿?! –

Oi.

¿Qué planeas dejándome la katana corta?

Instintivamente tomé la espada corta que me fue dada y miré a Tomoe.

Con una sonrisa sugestiva, desaparece en la niebla.

Maldición.

Uhm, ¿así que debería convencer a los otros de Limia?

Pero no conozco la etiqueta cuando se habla con un rey.

… ¿Debo pedir disculpas primero antes de persuadir?

[Esta es la primera vez que me he reunido con una persona tan grande como usted, rey, por lo que podría llegar a ser grosero. Por favor, perdóneme si eso sucede]

–Usted dijo que su nombre era Raidou, ¿verdad? Su comunicación escrita es habilidosa. Y su magia debe serla igual. –(Rey)

[Sí. No puedo hablar lenguaje común, por lo que me comunico por escrito de esta manera. Una vez más, soy el jefe de la compañía Kuzunoha, Raidou]

–Lo sé. –(Rey)

[¿Hm? ¿Se refiere, a que también conoce sobre mi tienda?]

¿Por qué alguien como el rey de Limia tiene información de una pequeña tienda en Rotsgard como la mía?

–¿Verdad, Hopelace? –(Rey)

–¡¡¿?!! –

–Si no recuerdo mal, la compañía que estabas investigando era la Compañía Kuzunoha, y sobre un profesor a tiempo parcial denominado Raidou, ¿verdad? –(Rey)

–Ese es un hecho que ya hemos confirmado, Hopelace-dono. –(príncipe)

¿Qué?

Parece que un desarrollo completamente diferente está ocurriendo ahora.

La persona delgada que probablemente es el príncipe añade a las palabras del rey y las arroja sobre Hopelace.

Ya veo, Hopelace.

Eso significa que las diversas cosas que Ilumgand hizo ya han sido expuestas eh.

–Quiero una explicación Hopelace. En cuanto a su segundo hijo, Ilumgand, que se ha transformado, y sobre la calamidad que está ocurriendo en toda Ciudad Academia. –(Rey)

–… Rey, es cierto que he escuchado la petición de mi hijo y he investigado sobre este profesor. También he utilizado dinero para doblar las reglas en este torneo. Sin embargo, esta situación definitivamente no fue creada por mí. Ilumgand es mi hijo, y él es un hijo importante que podría convertirse en el jefe de la familia en estos tiempos de guerra. Convertirlo en esa clase de… clase de monstruo para conspirar algo, ¡¡yo nunca lo haría!! –

–… Entonces, ¿por qué Ilumgand tomó interés en Raidou? –(Rey)

–… No lo sé. ¡Realmente no sé nada! –

En realidad también quería saberlo.

¿Por qué me odiaba tanto hasta el punto de investigarme y declararme la guerra?

Yo sólo cubrí a Ruria. ¿Eso es algo por lo que iba a llegar a ser tan tenaz?

¿O era del tipo que no puede tolerar la desgracia?

No soy un noble, así que es difícil para mí entender por completo sus patrones de pensamiento.

El jefe de la familia Hopelace repite su disculpa al rey una y otra vez.

–Voy a oír sobre eso en detalle después de que hayamos pasado a través de esta situación y volvamos a nuestro país. Pero por la vergüenza que nos has cargado sobre las muchas naciones, no será barato. –(Rey)

–Uh …–

–Y bien, Raidou, usted es un comerciante ¿verdad? Y un profesor a tiempo parcial en esta academia que enseña habilidades prácticas. Los estudiantes que están peleando allí ¿son sus estudiantes? –(Rey)

[Sí, no hay ningún error. Ellos son los estudiantes que toman mi clase. Sólo que, no han estado asistiendo durante tanto tiempo]

–…Joh. ¿Cuánto tiempo ha pasado? –(Rey)

[Menos de medio año]

–Medio año… ¿Eran esos niños así de fuertes desde entonces? –(Rey)

[No. Empecé mi negocio en Tsige, por lo que he visto el estilo de pelea de los aventureros de allí. Les enseñé una parte de ello, y parece que se ajustó bien a ellos y han ido aumentando sus habilidades]

Así que el rey Limia también tomó interés en ellos eh.

Aún viendo al escenario, continúa con la conversación.

–Tsige eh. Ciertamente. Los aventureros que héroe-dono trajo desde allí tenían un estilo de pelea similar a éste. Parece que no es mentira. –(Rey)

¿Aventureros de Tsige en Limia?

Jeh…

En ese caso, el actual Limia tiene bastante aventureros de alto nivel allí.

Si la gente que el héroe reclutó eran personas con las habilidades necesarias como para entrar y salir del baldío a voluntad, llegarán a ser todo un potencial de guerra para Limia.

Héroe.

No pregunté nada específico, pero fue a un lugar tan remoto como Tsige eh.

Pensando en ello de una manera lógica, ¿la razón por la que fue sería para entrenar, tal vez?

[Rey-sama, por favor, venga conmigo a un lugar seguro. No hay ninguna garantía de que este lugar no vaya a ser atacado por otros enemigos]

–Si tengo al profesor de esos espléndidos estudiantes a mi lado, no tengo mucho de qué preocuparme. Por cierto, Raidou, ¿puedes usar esa espada? –(Rey)

El rey de Limia mira a la katana corta que sostengo.

Por la historia inventada acerca de poder utilizar teletransporte con ella eh.

Tomoe, esto se está volviendo algo problemático ¿sabes?

[Si, puedo. Si se trata de mí o de Tomoe que estaba aquí hace un momento, podemos utilizarla]

–Entonces ¿me puedes llevar a ese lugar? Si Ilumgand me ve a mí y a su padre, podría volver a sus sentidos. –(Rey)

–Rey, eso no es bueno. Es demasiado peligroso. –(Príncipe)

–Un noble de Limia está causando daños a la Academia. Tengo que proveer mi ayuda para controlar esta situación, o no voy a ser capaz de mantenerme en pie. ¿No es así, Hopelace? –(Rey)

Al rechazar las palabras del príncipe, el rey mira a Hopelace.

Él reacciona con un sobresalto, y hace una pequeña inclinación con su cabeza.

Es probable que no quiera hacer frente a su hijo transformado.

–Por supuesto, ponerse uno mismo en peligro no es ayudar, pero demostrando que estás dispuesto, a veces es necesario. Si los que tienen que tienen que hacerlo somos Hopelace y yo, entonces no se puede evitar. Una cosa bastante torpe y poco natural de hacer, si me permite decirlo. –(Rey)

–… Raidou-dono, ¿nos puede teletransportar allí? –(Príncipe)

Parece que el príncipe se dio por vencido.

Bueno, aunque realmente no me importa.

Entonces, ¿estaré actuando como el guardaespaldas de esta gente por un tiempo?

[Es posible. Pues bien, los cinco, ¿está bien si los teletransporto en torno al asiento de allí?]

Diciendo eso, señalo un área estimada.

el Príncipe asiente.

Los caballeros se quedan en silencio.

Probablemente significa que silenciosamente obedecerán. Debe ser difícil para ellos también.

Bueno, si salen a salvo de esta, deberían ganar grandes puntos por ello.

En ese lugar están Shiki y Mio.

Levanté la katana corta.

Tengo que mostrar el acto, por lo menos.

Creo una niebla que no es tan diferente de la que Tomoe hizo.

La niebla también se crea en el lugar señalado.

Preparaciones completadas.

–Definitivamente se lo pagaré, Raidou. –(Rey)

El rey de Limia me habló.

Sería raro que me separe de mi katana en este momento, por lo que sólo bajé la cabeza.

En mi mano izquierda tengo la vaina y en mi derecha la katana. Fue bastante feo.

Los caballeros, Hopelace, el principe, y luego el rey; en orden, desaparecieron dentro de la niebla.

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–¿Que está pasando? –

La pelea aún no ha comenzado.

Aun así, en mi camino, hice una pregunta a nadie en particular.

– – -La situación. – – –

El ex Ilumgand ha aumentado a casi el doble de su tamaño original y se ha convertido en una cosa con forma humanoide que brilla tenuemente.

El cuerpo que parece una bola de carne se ha vuelto ahora un tanto delgado.

Se ve como un gigante mal hecho.

Y en su mano, sostenía el cuerpo de uno de sus compañeros caídos.

El daño es terrible y con sólo una mirada se puede decir que esa persona está muerta.

Al mirar la boca del monstruo, puedo decir lo que pasó en cierta medida.

–Esa cosa se movió. Cuando él estaba comiendo, los estudiantes llegaron a detenerlo. Y así es como esta situación terminó así. –(Makoto)

Sin ninguna duda, eso come gente.

Creo que la voluntad de Ilumgand ya se ha ido.

No está haciendo ningún ruido extraño. Tal vez recibió una orden de algún tipo, ¿o será que simplemente se mueve por sus propios instintos violentos? Eso es aún desconocido.

Jin y los demás están de pie en el escenario en donde está Ilumgand en posición de batalla.

Puede ser leve, pero puedo sentir una vacilación, o más bien desconcierto, de todos allí.

Probablemente sintieron una emoción similar al temor después de ver a Ilumgand comerse a un compañero de equipo, en otras palabras, un compañero que asiste a su misma escuela.

–¿La Academia no está enviando ayuda? –(Makoto)

–Están saliendo justo ahora. –(Shiki)

Shiki me responde.

Después de lo que dijo, un grupo de personas vestidas de color púrpura salieron del pasillo que conecta con la sala de espera.

Pero que gustos.

Púrpura.

El grupo de alrededor de diez, apuntaron sus báculos a la espalda del gigante y comenzaron su arias.

Sus números son pocos, ¿pero tal vez tengan buenas habilidades?

¿O es el daño a otros lugares más grandes de lo esperado y no pueden mover a tanta gente?

Vamos a confiarle ese aspecto a Tomoe.

–Tomoe, quiero que vayas a captar el daño alrededor de la ciudad y que me lo reportes. No me importa si es sólo aproximado. ¿Puedes hacerlo? –(Makoto)

–Déjamelo a mí. –(Tomoe)

La pelea comenzó.

Jin y los demás todavía están en alerta sin participar.

Están esperando y viendo.

Parece que esos tipos de púrpura no les han dicho que peleen de repente, por lo que sólo le están dando prioridad a observar.

En el grupo púrpura son todos magos.

Tienen báculos equipados y también están haciendo arias mágicas, por lo que no debería haber ningún error.

… Tal mal balance.

–Shiki, ven a ayudar. –(Tomoe)

–Entendido. –(Shiki)

Shiki asiente a la orden sin-preguntas de ayudar de Tomoe.

El fuerte de Shiki es elemento tierra.

Tanto el viento como la tierra son buenos para la topografía.

Si ambos cooperan, seremos capaces de confirmar la situación de una manera bastante rápida.

Me siento y descanso mi barbilla en una mano.

Viendo el avance de la batalla, una vez más pienso en el método que debería tomar.

–Ara ara, los magos se están acercando tanto. ¿Pero que es lo que están pensando? –(Mio)

Mio es directa sobre la situación.

La fuerza de combate de la Academia no debería ser sólo esto.

A decir verdad, esta Ciudad Academia es una tierra sin experiencia en combates.

No hay peleas, por lo que incluso hay rumores que dicen que los gastos en materia de defensa están siendo puestas en otras áreas.

Aún así, deberían tener un poder de combate de un cachorro de tigre, por lo menos.

Especialmente en el festival escolar cuando las potencias de diferentes países los visitan.

Deberían tenerlos preparados por si acaso.

Los visitantes que vienen aquí deben tener sus propios guardias y un poco de poder de combate con ellos para protegerse a sí mismos.

El problema es si eso será suficiente.

Si eso no es suficiente, seguramente tendríamos que intervenir.

Si nos involucramos, la negociación con la raza demonio será más difícil.

–Eso es interesante-desu wa. Ese monstruo. De los 4 elementos básicos, está anulando a 3 de ellos. Para algo que es prácticamente un fracaso de una mezcla hyumana, está bastante bien hecho. ¿Será un subproducto, o un efecto esperado? –(Mio)

Hmm.

Al oír las palabras de Mio, levanto mi cabeza.

Los 4 elementos básicos eh.

Ella se refiere a los elementos de tierra, agua, fuego y viento.

La mayoría de los espíritus son de esos elementos y la mayoría los utilizan, entonces es así como son llamados.

A pesar de su apariencia exterior desagradable, tiene altas especificaciones.

Cuando miré, el lado de los magos púrpuras incrementaron repentinamente su poder.

Fue en un instante.

No parecía como si hubieran hecho algo. ¿Es posible ese tipo de fortalecimiento?

… Ah.

Me di cuenta de qué se trataba.

–La bendición. –(Makoto)

–Eso parece -desu. Pero solo aumentar la potencia de fuego no va a ayudar mucho en esta situación. Porque todo es magia de ataque. Y por si fuera poco, hay muy pocos usando el elemento efectivo, el fuego. Con eso, ellos sólo aumentarán su vigor wa-desu. –(Mio)

Dijo Mio muy sorprendida.

El progreso de la batalla se mueve como si coincidiera con sus palabras.

Los magos lanzaban sus magias e Ilumgand hacía un grito demoledor. No sonaba como si se estuviera debilitando. Eso fue un grito que se sentía como si se estaba fortaleciendo.

Ilumgand se dirige hacia el grupo de púrpura y acelera.

Mostró un gran poder instantáneo.

Bien entonces.

Parece que el turno de mis estudiantes no llegará por un tiempo.

Por lo tanto, sobre la manera de utilizar este disturbio.

El éxito de esto (aunque no sé cuál es el factor que indique el éxito del mismo) debería ser importante para la raza demonio en cierta medida.

Debe ser por eso que Rona no me dijo nada y así lo puso en acción.

Quiero Kaleneon, pero no puedo pasar por alto este alboroto hasta el final.

En ese caso, ¿cómo debo actuar?

Mientras que distraídamente… Echo un vistazo a la fuerza de combate de la academia que se rompe, me irrito por mis pensamientos que no muestran signos de organizarse.

–Waka, tengo una idea aproximada de la situación. Parece que hay unos 50 de esos monstruos alrededor de toda la zona. Las formaciones de teletransporte y las formaciones de teletransporte auxiliares están siendo atacadas activamente y fueron destruidas. Hay unos pocos en los pueblos de los alrededores, y muestran el mismo patrón. Además, la interferencia de la transmisión de pensamiento, puede ser débil en este momento, pero parece que es sólo el principio. Puede que no sea visible en Ciudad Academia, pero en los pueblos de los alrededores, se siente como que están cerrando lentamente el círculo. –(Tomoe)

Tomoe, eso fue rápido.

E incluso también captaste la situación de los pueblos de los alrededores.

Que gente aterradora.

–Ya veo. ¿Y la situación de la batalla? –(Makoto)

–No es buena. Tal vez estaban más acostumbrados a la paz de lo esperado. No han sido capaces de derrotar a uno solo aún. Parece que lo están haciendo bien en contener a uno de los monstruos que se dirige a la formación de teletransporte interna de la Academia, pero los otros lugares han recibido una gran cantidad de daños. –(Shiki)

Vaya vaya.

Ya veo. La están teniendo difícil.

Si no es sólo éste sino que son todos los que están afuera los que están teniendo esta negación mágica o lo que sea, puede que sea un rival difícil para los estudiantes y magos.

Puede colapsar la noción de la academia.

Bueno, no es de extrañar.

Este lugar no ha sido nada más que pacifico después de todo.

En comparación con Tsige y la base, este lugar prácticamente no tiene tensión.

Escuchando el informe de Shiki, he comprendido que la situación se pondrá mala si no nos unimos para suprimirla.

–Waka-sama, esos tipos han sido acabados-desu wa. –(Mio)

Oh.

Mio me notifica sobre que fueron acabados con un suspiro mezclado.

Para esos chicos de púrpura que sirvan sólo como una comida… ¿qué tan débiles pueden ser?

–¿Jin y los otros no ayudaron? –(Makoto)

–Lo hicieron, pero su forma de lucha no fue una buena-desu wa ne. No se movieron como lo hicieron en los enfrentamientos. –(Mio)

Que inusual.

De los informes que he recibido de Eris, he oído que son capaces de moverse adecuadamente cuando pelean contra mamonos.

No se puede evitar. Parece que necesitan instrucciones.

Ahora que lo pienso, cuando me empujaron al sitio de entrenamiento real por Sensei, era torpe hasta que me acostumbré a ello.

Ellos también son estudiantes. Incluso si su cuerpo no se mueve como quieren, no hay nada de qué avergonzarse.

Bueno, no sería bueno si acaban muriendo a causa de eso, pero en este momento estoy aquí con ellos.

–Caray. Mi evaluación de ellos se había ido un poco más alta, y poco después, mostraron un comportamiento tan triste. –(Mio)

Uh, se siente como soy yo quien recibe esas palabras.

–Shiki, ¿no los mimaste demasiado? Utilizar tu elemento fuerte de una única manera, eso es un patrón de hyumanos. Deberías enseñarles adecuadamente cómo tener un campo de visión más amplio como en la vez en que estaban peleando en las batallas en equipo. –(Mio)

Que estricta, Mio.

¿Por qué es que? Siento como si toda su reprimenda está dirigida hacia mí.

Ah, yo soy del tipo que sólo puede hacer una cosa.

Además, soy del tipo que se pierde cuando estoy bajo presión.

Puedo hacer este tipo de peleas con facilidad, pero cuando se trata de negociaciones y de negocios, muestro mi verdadero yo de inmediato… ¿Mh?

–… ¿Eh?–

Utilizar tu fuerte con un campo de visión más amplio…

Mi fuerte…

Poder mágico y defensa. Además, la capacidad de hablar. {NTI: Probablemente se refiera a su capacidad para hablar con otras razas}

He usado mi capacidad de hablar y la hice brillar en diferentes aspectos, pero ¿qué pasa con mi poder de combate?

Odio amenazar con fuerza bruta, así que no lo hago, ¿pero hay muchas otras formas de usarlo aparte de esa?

En los negocios, en el trabajo, en las cosas dignas, pensé que tenía que hacerlo de manera correcta y justa.

En base, no ha cambiado incluso ahora, y es por eso que no he utilizado mercancías de tipo poder.

Porque si tuviera que poner mi poder de combate como mercancía, lo que sería óptimo para nosotros sería convertirnos en un grupo de mercenarios. Ya estamos utilizando Asora, por lo que ese sistema sería demasiado ventajoso para los comerciantes.

Intercambiar vidas por dinero se siente un poco mal para mí, esa es la mayor razón por la que no lo hago, pero…

Entonces, ¿cuáles serían las correctas y justas?

Siento que algo encaja ahí…

La violencia es también una de las cartas que tengo.

No, yo no estaría en peligro de forma activa.

Pero estar preocupado por algo que no voy a estar usando constantemente es… ¿inútil?

Si nuestros alrededores captan aunque sea sólo una impresión de que somos un grupo que posee diversas habilidades, aparte de los negocios, es obvio que nos verán como una amenaza.

Usando el respaldo del país, ellos ponen presión sobre otros comerciantes.

Utilizan la posición que han construido como ventaja frente a los recién llegados.

Creo que eso es una técnica de negocios obvia.

Entonces, poner tus activos en un uso diferente, ¿no es algo similar?

Contactos personales, activos, poder; ese es el poder de esos tipos.

Utilizar todo de ti para desafiar a algo no es extraño.

¿No es aún más extraño excluir la fuerza?

Es cierto que tal vez no sea bueno para tu imagen, pero hay otras formas utilizar la fuerza, aparte de hacerle daño a alguien.

Cierto. Por ejemplo: en una situación en la que hay una amenaza que utiliza la misma fuerza para causar daño.

Miro los asientos de los invitados.

Todavía veo a unas cuantas personas allí.

El jefe de la academia probablemente está allí también, usando la transmisión de pensamiento para transmitir órdenes.

Ver a su propia fuerza de combate derrotada tan fácilmente debe haber afectado a su espíritu.

… Sí.

Vamos a probarlo.

–Waka-sama, ¿qué ocurre? Parece que sus alumnos van a estar peleando. –(Mio)

–… Mio, y también Shiki. Por favor, denles instrucciones a Jin y los demás. Si están a punto de ser acabados, está bien que los ayuden. –(Makoto)

–¿Eh? –

–¿Jah? –

–Nn, ¿ no me escucharon? –(Makoto)

–¡No, no es eso! Entendido! –(Mio)

–Sus órdenes han sido recibidas. Voy a darles instrucciones como mejor pueda y haré que adquieran experiencia. –(Shiki)

Les pido de nuevo y Mio y Shiki que corran allí.

Después de llegar a la parte interna de los asientos de la audiencia donde está la barandilla, saltaron hacia el centro del terreno del Torneo, sobre el escenario.

También está la promesa que le hice a Rembrandt-san.

No dejaré que ni uno solo de mis estudiantes muera.

También, como dijo su esposa: “Experimentar la sensación de estar a punto de morir seguramente les servirá en el futuro.”

No como el ataque por sorpresa al dragón de bajo grado. Sin duda hay un significado diferente en pelear en un combate de frente.

Pues bien, aunque desde el momento en que llegué a este mundo, las peleas fueron en su mayoría fáciles para mí, así que no estoy en condiciones de decir eso.

–Tomoe, ven conmigo. –(Makoto)

–Como quieras. Parece que te has decidido sobre qué hacer. –(Tomoe)

–Sí. Por ahora, voy a proteger a esta ciudad detrás de la escena. Por favor haz que Lime y Mondo se muevan. Está bien que rescaten a los residentes. Si la situación no ha disminuido después de eso, pueden decidir libremente si quieren suprimirla. Y mientras están en eso, capturen a uno o dos como muestras y que los envíen a Asora. Dejaré los detalles de las ordenes a ti. –(Makoto)

–Permíteme confirmar esto, ¿está bien que yo entre en escena cuando lo crea apropiado? –(Tomoe)

–Sí, te lo dejo a ti. Te daré los detalles después de que este lugar esté totalmente bajo control. –(Makoto)

–Como quieras. Y entonces, ¿a dónde vamos ahora? –(Tomoe)

–Vamos a ayudar a las personas que se encuentran en el lado de los invitados. En esa parte, vamos a actuar como héroes justicieros. –(Makoto)

–… Ya veo. No vas a ir con los residentes, sino con las personas que tienen puestos en los países. –(Tomoe)

–… Te dejaré eso a tu imaginación. –(Makoto)

Tomoe probablemente sabe todo lo que estoy pensando.

Si quiero que los invitados escapen a un lugar seguro, tener a Tomoe sería la mejor opción.

Soy un comerciante, y ella es mi acompañante y ayudante cercana.

Si quiero que miren a la Compañía Kuzunoha, es más fácil que les muestre a Tomoe y a Mio.

Mi pensamiento es aún poco profundo, pero Tomoe se atiene a ello.

Puede ser difícil, pero estoy agradecido.

Mi pensamiento es simple.

Recompensa y castigo.

Ayudar e intimidar.

Lo que está bien que nosotros hagamos cuando utilizamos fuerza.

He empezado a pensar que las cosas que podemos hacer en realidad son muchas.

Siento que mi campo de visión se ha incrementado en un instante.

Puede ser grosero utilizar a los invitados que probablemente están asustados como mis primeros sujetos de prueba.

Hacer algo como esto, ¿dejará una buena impresión?

De hecho es una idea extremadamente simple.

Me dirijo a los asientos de los invitados con sentimientos como si tuviera que rendir un examen después de estudiar toda la noche.

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Poner las ventajas y desventajas como prioridad a la hora de pensar es algo desagradable.

A decir verdad, no queda conmigo.

Los tiempos cuando estaba en el baldío sin saber nada eran en realidad más tranquilos.

En este momento, incluso si trato de volver a esos tiempos, no voy a poder hacerlo.

Si yo fuera lo suficientemente hábil como para actuar dentro de las cosas que sé y que no, no estaría en esta situación en la que estoy en un problema.

–¡Raidou-dono, he estado buscándole! Es bueno ver que estás a salvo. –

[Ustedes dos también. No es como que algo haya ocurrido aquí aún, por lo que no es tan extraño]

–… Eso es claramente un estado anormal. Parece estar todavía en medio de una transformación. Usted está verdaderamente calmado. Parece que también hay algo ocurriendo en la ciudad. Todos escucharon la situación afuera, vieron esa cosa y entraron en pánico. –(Rembrandt)

[No, si esto es un escenario de combate, ya estoy acostumbrado a ello, eso es todo. Bueno, tengo un montón de preocupaciones sobre tantas cosas que carece mi tienda, así que no estoy tan tranquilo como usted piensa]

–Todavía no entendemos la situación, ¿pero sabe algo? Desde el momento en que mis hijas se fueron, no se han mostrado de nuevo. Esto hace que sea difícil movernos. Y es por eso que estoy aquí, pero… –(Rembrandt)

Parece Rembrandt-san entiende más o menos la razón de este pánico.

Él y su esposa no parecen estar tan nerviosos.

¿Tal vez se sientan seguros porque Tomoe y Mio están aquí?

¿O es que los comerciantes habilidosos son capaces de entender este tipo de situaciones y racionalmente pueden ponerlo en orden?

Sea lo que sea, su calma es diferente de la mía que es una simple compostura derivada de mi método de defensa llamado violencia.

[La mayoría de la información que tenemos es que, en la ciudad, hay monstruos como ese que apareció arrasando. Sif-ojosan y Yuno-ojosan parecen haberse agrupado con sus compañeros y están planeando hacer algo sobre ese ex Ilumgand. Shiki oyó hablar de eso con la transmisión de pensamiento]

–En el lugar de trabajo de Raidou-dono, todos los empleados saben cómo utilizar la transmisión de pensamiento ¿correcto? Poder tener una comunicación en estos momentos de crisis, que envidiable. Ya veo, ¡¡¡¿así que mis hijas están planeando hacer algo al respecto con eso?!!! R-Raidou-dono, ¡¿qué quiere decir con “algo”?! –(Rembrandt)

Asintiendo varias veces, Rembrandt-san digiere lentamente el contenido de mi comunicación escrita, pero en medio de ello, se sorprendió y claramente estaba empezando a agitarse.

Me sorprendió que estuviera tan tranquilo cuando supo que sus hijas estarían peleando, pero parece que ese no es el caso.

[Ellas ya están en esa edad, después de todo. Probablemente quieran poner a prueba sus habilidades]

–E-Eso no es bueno… Raidou-dono, eso no es bueno. Lo siento, ¿pero pueden ustedes por favor hacer algo al respecto. Como que… ¿usted puede habilidosamente hacer frente a esta situación? En primer lugar, no es necesario que prueben sus habilidades en esta clase de situación. Cierto, he oído que hay una fuerza como una tropa que está formada por la Academia por el bien del orden público. Es cierto. Desde el principio, es extraño que los estudiantes peleen. –(Rembrandt)

É-Él de repente empezó a ponerse nervioso.

Mientras estaba totalmente nervioso, murmuraba una y otra vez.

… Su esposa también tiene una mirada como si estuviera pensando en algo, pero parece como que no está tan agitada.

En esta clase de momentos, los padres normalmente se ponen muy protectores, pero se ve bastante tranquila.

–… Raidou-sama, usted es su sensei y no está aterrado al respecto, así que mi marido y yo no estamos tan preocupados por nuestras hijas. –

Tal vez se dio cuenta de algo de mi mirada, me habló.

No espera, su marido está completamente preocupado.

Incluso ahora no está mostrando signos de calmarse.

–Además, el grupo de Raidou-sama está aquí después de todo.Estoy seguro de que no se producirá el peor de los casos.Esas chicas también, algún día aprenderán que no importa la cantidad de poder que adquieran por sí mismas, hay una realidad contra la que no pueden hacer nada.Si ese día pasa a ser hoy, no se puede evitar.En realidad, estoy feliz de que usted esté de pie a su lado en ese momento.Incluso si este hombre se ve nervioso, él no lo está realmente. –

… Aterrador.

O más bien, no es como si ella creyera ciegamente en las posibilidades de sus hijas.

“Ellas algún día comprenderán sus límites, por lo que es mejor hacer que sientan esa frustración” ¿es lo que está tratando de decir?

Esta mujer, está diciendo algo realmente espartano.

A primera vista, su cuerpo parece estar tranquilo, pero cuando se lo ve de cerca, sus manos que se agarraban estaban temblando, por lo que probablemente se está forzando a sí misma.

En el caso de esta pareja, el padre es el especialista en consentir.

Las dos son chicas, así que, como padre, ser estrictos con ellas es difícil, ¿o algo por el estilo?

Al ver a su mujer poniendo su mano izquierda sobre su derecha y con fuerza en ellas, pensé de esta manera.

[Me alegra que tengan fe en nosotros. No es como si siempre pueda estar a su lado, así que esta vez, voy a asumir la responsabilidad y protegerlas adecuadamente. Y la pareja casada, ¿qué van a hacer a partir de ahora? Este lugar no es muy peligroso, así que si no tienen ningún asunto en particular, les sugiero que se queden aquí]

–… Ya veo. Cariño ¡Cariño! –

–No, si llega lo peor, podemos reunir mercenarios del gremio de comerciantes y… – (Rembrandt)

–¡¡Ca-ri-ño!! –

–¡¡Uo!! ¿Q-Qué pasa, Lisa? En este momento estoy pensando en cómo resolver esta situación como verás. –(Rembrandt)

–Raidou-sama estará cuidando de este lugar, así que es seguro. Y entonces, este lugar es seguro, pero nos preguntó lo que vamos a hacer ahora. –(Lisa)

–¿Q-Qué? Ya veo. Raidou-dono va a. Fuuuh. –(Rembrandt)

¿Qué hay con ese “fuuuh…”?

Incluso trajo las palabras “gremio de comerciantes” que no quiero escuchar en este momento.

Además, mercenarios.

De hecho he oído que se pueden contratar mercenarios baratos en el gremio.

Es más barato que ir por ahí pidiéndole a cada aventurero que ayuden en el transporte de mercancías, así que he oído de muchos comerciantes utilizan este método.

Aunque es algo que no me concierne, por lo que no conozco los detalles.

Después de que la esposa de Rembrandt-san le habló, parece que se calmó.

–¿Qué debemos hacer? Está también la cuestión de las chicas, por lo que creo que es una buena idea quedarse aquí, ¿qué te parece? –(Lisa)

–… No, vamos a tratar de ir al gremio una vez. –(Rembrandt)

–¿Al gremio? ¿No fuimos hace unos días? Además, incluso si vamos ahora con esta situación, no creo que podamos esperar una recepción decente. –(Lisa)

Es exactamente como dice ella.

Además, teniendo en cuenta que estaré en el panorama y que no me importa que algunas chispas  vuelen hacia ese lugar, que él vaya al gremio de comerciantes no es algo que me gustaría mucho.

–No creo que el gremio de comerciantes de aquí esté acostumbrado a este tipo de situaciones. Además, he experimentado varias batallas en Tsige y he tomado el mando en ellas. Así que debería poder ayudar en reducir la cantidad de daño. –(Rembrandt)

¿Q-Qué ha dicho?

Sólo hace unos momentos su mente estaba completamente llena con sus hijas, y sin embargo dice eso de repente.

Mientras estaba pensando en eso, Rembrandt-san se dirigió desde su esposa hacia mí.

–Si este lugar estará protegido por Raidou-dono, no tengo que preocuparme sobre mis hijas para nada. Además, no es como que no conozca al representante del gremio de aquí. –(Rembrandt)

–El representante de este lugar… ah, Zara-san. Cariño, fuiste a reunirte con él antes ¿verdad? –(Lisa)

Zara.

Ese representante, si no recuerdo mal, tenía ese nombre.

No sólo Rembrandt-san, su esposa también es una conocida de él eh.

Jah… Todavía suspiro con sólo recordar su rostro.

–U-Umu. De todas formas, si mi familia está a salvo, tengo que hacer lo que pueda. No hay pérdida en ayudar al gremio de comerciantes, y esta es la ciudad donde mis hijas están. Por lo tanto, Raidou-dono, me dirigiré al gremio de comerciantes para ayudar a resolver este pánico. –(Rembrandt)

–… No se puede evitar. En ese caso, voy a acompañarte. –(Lisa)

–L-Lisa, no me importa si te quedas- –(Rembrandt)

–Voy a ir. Estoy más acostumbrada a situaciones duras que las personas del gremio de aquí. Además, me gustaría dar mis saludos a Zara-san. Ha sido un largo tiempo. –(Lisa)

Por alguna razón, Rembrandt-san quiere ir solo.

¿Hay algún tipo de inconveniente si su mujer va allí?

Esta es la ciudad donde sus hijas asisten, así que en el caso de esta persona, él no tendría ningún asunto ni nada de eso.

En primer lugar, él está loco por su mujer.

Pero, ¿los dos intentan dejar el recinto del torneo?

¿Qué debería hacer? La elección en la que tengo méritos…

….

Ah, ¡carajo!

¡Al carajo con poner las ventajas y desventajas como prioridad!

¡Ya estoy en mi límite!

Tengo una deuda de gratitud con ellos.

Quiero protegerlos.

Quiero que estén a salvo.

Entonces, eso es suficiente para mí.

Compruebo mi entorno.

Parece que todavía hay personas en los asientos de los invitados.

Además, aún hay unas pocas personas que quedan.

En ese caso, sería malo hacerlo “aquí”.

–Raidou-dono, lo siento pero, le dejaré mis hijas a su cuidado. Si se las dejo a usted, no tengo por qué dudar. Voy a tratar de hacer lo que pueda. Es lo que estoy diciendo, pero sólo voy a estar creando un favor, jajaja. –(Rembrandt)

–Entonces, hasta luego. Nos vamos. –(Lisa)

[Esperen. Voy con ustedes medio camino]

No hay ninguna garantía de que nada les vaya a pasar si los dejo ir solos.

Pongámosle una escolta.

No quiero que las pocas personas en quienes puedo confiar se enfrenten al peligro.

… Si fuera a entrar al lado de los demonios, voy a tener que ayudar a Rembrandt-san desde detrás, o puede que también se enfrenten al peligro.

Bueno, eso se lo dejare para cuando realmente tenga que pensar en ello.

Parecían estar un poco desconcertados por un momento, pero la pareja casada aceptó que los acompañara.

Le ordene a Tomoe que teletransporte a Eva-san y a Ruria a la tienda por transmisión de pensamiento.

Después de confirmar que Tomoe asintió, dejo a todos y sigo a Rembrandt-san.

Dejando los asientos del público, continuamos por un pasillo oscuro.

[¿Ustedes dos están en buenos términos con que el representante-dono?]

–Buenos términos… Es una relación complicada. Lo que puedo decir con certeza es que tenemos una relación inseparable. –(Rembrandt)

–Hubo un momento en que ambos cuidaban sus respectivas tiendas. Eran vecinos. –(Lisa)

–¡Lisa! –(Rembrandt)

–¿No está bien? No es algo que ocultar. Además, ustedes dos son como una masa de éxito, y eran similares. –(Lisa)

Rembrandt-san era eh.

No puedo imaginarlo.

Y parece que la conexión del representante y Rembrandt-san es más profunda de lo que pensaba.

En un lado, aliados y compañeros que pueden confiar entre sí.

Por otro lado, son contundentes y se desprecian entre sí.

Qué cosa misteriosa.

[Ya veo. Ese tipo es implacable dependiendo de la persona, a un nivel extraordinario. Daba la imagen de una persona bien comerciante, por lo que es un poco sorprendente oír que es similar a Rembrandt-san]

–… Fue ayer eh. El día que se reunió con él. Usted dijo que estaba con problemas con el negocio. Parece que le dijo algo. –(Rembrandt)

[Yo no era consciente de mi falta de conocimiento y la fricción en mi entorno]

–Hablé con él un poco sobre usted y sus seguidores de antemano. Parece que no le llegó adecuadamente. Lo siento. –(Rembrandt)

[No se preocupe. No es algo por lo que tengas que disculparte. Fue la prueba que me faltaba, después de todo]

–Se trata de ti cariño, ¿así que no le habrás dicho cosas vagas a Zara-san? –(Lisa)

–Se trata de información personal de Raidou-dono después de todo. No puedo fácilmente decir los detalles, Lisa. Fumu, si no le llegó, debe haber actuado de manera muy ruda. –(Rembrandt)

[Por desgracia, parece que ni siquiera me trató como un comerciante. Fue realmente una vergüenza]

–Aun cuando es así, él también tiene una parte amable, pero él es del tipo que sólo le falta vocabulario. Hay momentos en los que es malentendido. –(Rembrandt)

¿Malentendido?

No estaba en ese nivel. El abusó completamente.

Bueno, no hay duda de que no esperaba nada de mí, así que definitivamente no es un malentendido.

Rembrandt-san parece conocerlo muy bien.

–Él estaba haciendo un negocio más agradable que Cariño. Tú eras más del tipo que viene en silencio desde atrás y ataca. Aunque es cierto que su boca era una gran desventaja para él. –(Lisa)

–Lisa, ¿siento malicia allí? ¿No me acabo de ocupar hábilmente del asunto? –(Rembrandt)

Hábilmente.

Como era de esperar, el mundo de los comerciantes no es simple.

Yo fui demasiado indulgente.

[Son viejos conocidos eh]

–Sí. Desde hace mucho tiempo. Morris también conoce bien a Zara, y también han competido entre ellos. Me he dado cuenta al final que mi familia es lo más importante, por lo que ya he dibujado una línea, pero él todavía no está casado y sólo ha estado viviendo en el mundo de los negocios. Tal vez debido a que su sentido del olfato se ha vuelto más opaco, o podría ser debido a que no le gusta mi sombra, parece que mostró una mala actitud hacia Raidou-dono. –(Rembrandt)

[Así que eso es lo que era. Me dijo que era demasiado rápido como para que trabaje aquí, así que vuelve a Tsige y retírate como comerciante]

–Fuh… Él no va a decirlo amablemente ¿verdad? “Regresa y haz que tu colega te cuide” sería más bien lo que hubiera querido decir. Bueno, si es así como usted lo tomó sería grandioso para él. –(Rembrandt)

Conoce realmente bien a ese tipo.

Sinceramente, le dije a Rembrandt-san que lo dijo de esa manera, pero en realidad, lo que saque de las palabras de ese tipo fue en su mayoría “desaparece de aquí granuja”.

–Esa es la manera de decir de Zara. Ara, ya estamos fuera. Raidou-sama, hasta aquí está bien, el resto podemos ir nosotros mismos. Por favor, cuida de nuestras hijas. –(Lisa)

–Umu. Incluso si tengo este aspecto, sé autodefensa. No se preocupe. También voy a hablar correctamente con el representante Zara. –(Rembrandt)

No, no era como si me quejara ni nada.

Pero bien, debe haber sonado como una queja hacia ellos.

Jah… Verdaderamente estoy siendo cuidado por Rembrandt-san.

Tengo que reflexionar en ello.

Pues bien, vamos a la tarea principal. Invocar una escolta.

[Por favor esperen. Pensé que iba a llamar la atención en donde estábamos antes, por lo que los acompañé hasta aquí. Pero ya que estamos aquí, me gustaría traer una escolta para ustedes dos]

–¿Escolta? –

–¿Se refiere a uno de sus seguidores? Pero todos están en donde estábamos antes. –

Sin responder a la pareja casada, creo una puerta de niebla.

A simple vista, sólo se vio como una nubosidad del tamaño de un cuerpo, pero apareció a mi lado.

De allí, apareció una sombra, y una forma lentamente se hace más clara.

Cuando dos hombres lagartos con hermosas escamas aparecieron de la niebla, la pareja tragaron aliento.

Sorprendidos de que dos mamonos aparecieron de repente.

Parece que estaban abrumados por su presencia y su comportamiento del que uno puede sentir inteligencia de ellos.

[Como pueden ver, estos son mamonos que he invocados. Poseen una poder fiable, así que por favor vayan con ellos. Si por casualidad son atacados, estos dos resultarán ser extraordinariamente útiles. En público, sólo digan que uno de ustedes utilizó alguna herramienta mágica para invocarlos]

–A-Ahora que lo mencionas, Raidou-dono era capaz de utilizar invocación mágica. No esperaba que aparecieran al instante, así que quedé realmente sorprendido. –(Rembrandt)

[Pueden comprender el lenguaje común, por lo que si quieren darles órdenes, con sólo decirlo normalmente funcionará. Por cierto, el que sostiene una lanza es Azu- quiero decir, Fia; y el que tiene un arco es Hyun]

Coordinando con mi presentación, ambos lagartos de neblina se arrodillaron frente a la pareja.

Parece que desde que es mi orden, la siguen.

Estoy agradecido.

Parece que la pareja también se calmó después de ver la forma en que actuaron.

–Ellos pueden entender palabras eh. Eso es fiable. Raidou-sama, muchas gracias. –(Lisa)

–Sí. Permíteme expresar mi agradecimiento. Gracias. –(Rembrandt)

[Por favor, manténganse a salvo. Vamos a encontrarnos más adelante]

Hice que los Lagartos de neblina 4 y 5 actúen como guardaespaldas de la pareja.

Planeo hacer que el número 3 trabaje junto con los estudiantes, así que tal vez debería ponerle un nombre como hace un momento.

Los dos nombres que les di recién fueron improvisados, pero fue más bien como unos nombres en código por lo que no debería haber ningún problema.

Viendo a la pareja irse, regreso al recinto del torneo, donde los estudiantes probablemente ya están combatiendo.

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          Lazy Dungeon Master capitulo 129   
La santa escribió una carta. ¿Qué debería hacer…?

Cuando le di un vistazo, parecía que el contenido decía que yo les daría el derecho de destruir el dungeon core, junto con la solicitud de apoyo financiero, pero… pensando en cuánto DP y fondos nos estaba proporcionando, no puedo decir que eso sea algo malo.

Sin embargo, sería algo realmente malo si el Reino Sagrado comenzara a ponernos el ojo encima.

Una dungeon que gane la atención del Reino Sagrado, cuya doctrina dice “destruye dungeons”… tendría una esperanza de vida más baja. Literalmente.

Debido a eso, llamé a Rokuko para tomar algunas contramedidas.

— Kehma, fisgoneando en una habitación donde está una chica, ¿ese tipo de cosas son tu hobby?

Se me quedó mirando con ojos considerablemente fríos. Que fastidio. Es reconocimiento del enemigo, ¿sabes?

Síp, es porque es una enemiga. No es como si quisiera observar sus piernas bien formadas y sus descalzos e indefensos pies o algo así. Si realmente lo quisiera, me podría complacer con Meat o Ichika, así que no es como si me estuviera muriendo de hambre.

— Entonces, ¿un plan para qué? ¿Para no dejar que obtengan fondos?

— Buena suposición, Rokuko. Es correcto. Espera… no puede ser, ¿eres una impostora?

— No, es obvio que sabría eso… la pregunta es cómo podemos evitar que obtengan el dinero. ¿Reemplazar las cartas? ¿O tal vez detengamos las entregas?

— ¿Estás bien? ¿¡Te sientes enferma!?

Rokuko estaba siendo inusualmente brillante. Coloqué el dorso de mi mano en su frente para asegurarse de que no tuviera fiebre.

— ¡Oye, no estoy enferma! ¡No me menosprecies tanto!

— Estabas algo caliente…

— ¡Es tu imaginación!

— ¿Es así? Entonces está bien. Estaba preocupado porque repentinamente te volviste inteligente.

— Aunque estoy feliz de que te preocupes por mí. Fufun, podrías alagarme más, ¿sabes?

Muy bien, ahora ha vuelto a ser Rokuko.

— Entonces, ¿qué vas a hacer? Fuera de la dungeon sería difícil detener las entregas de los aventureros después de que acepten la comisión. Cierto, podríamos tomarlas cuando se las entreguen al gremio de aventureros.

— Darle al gremio la responsabilidad del problema suena como que sería problemático de varias formas. Incluso si las reemplazamos, las cartas van cerradas con sellos de cera…

Cuando puso las cartas en los sobres, la santa las estampó con su sello. Con eso, sería obvio si fueran manipuladas.

— Para eso, ¿no estaría bien si la magia de Kehma arreglara el sello? Podrías romper el sello y luego repararlo después, ¿cierto? Ah, pero si hay un efecto mágico en el sello de cera no podrías mostrar tu técnica, necesitaríamos otro también, ¿no?

— Hey, Rokuko.

— ¿Qué? ¿Se ha reavivado tu amor por mí?

— Tú… … … ¿eres la verdadera Rokuko?

— ¿¡Qué si soy la verdadera!? ¡Qué grosero, pienso que ya es demasiado!

— Lo entiendo, entonces muéstrame tu pie y lo confirmaré.

— ¿¡Puedes confirmarlo con eso!? Bueno, aunque realmente no sé por qué necesitas mi pie… T-toma.

Quitándose una de sus medias, Rokuko expuso su pie… Fuuu. Me tomé mi tiempo validándolo, pero ella es la verdadera. A decir verdad, los pies de Rokuko no tienen ninguna marca especial en absoluto, pero sé que es ella. Para ser exacto, lo confirmé mirando la función del mapa del menú.

Bueno, aunque estaría en problemas si se tratara de un imitador. ¿Se comió algo que apareció en la gacha, como una fruta de la sabiduría o algo así?

— No hay dudas, eres la verdadera Rokuko.

— Es lo que te he estado diciendo… así que, ¿tienes un plan?

— … Sí, lo tengo. Pondré una queja.

Mi plan era extremadamente simple.

También escribiríamos cinco cartas, enviándolas a la misma dirección que las de la santa.

Debido a que serían a la misma dirección, los aventureros que tomaran su comisión naturalmente iban a tomar la nuestra también debido al beneficio. El gremio incluso podría recomendar a la gente que las aceptasen de forma conjunta.

De esta forma no tendríamos que obstruir las cartas de la santa para nada.

Si se convierte en una situación en la que ninguna de las cartas de la santa llega, tampoco lo harán nuestras quejas, pero en ese caso no hay problema en absoluto.

— Heeh, el plan de Kehma es diferente después de todo.

— Pero, ¿quién iría a leer una carta del jefe de aldea cuyo pueblo ni siquiera tiene un nombre? Ese es el único hueco en el plan. Y así, Rokuko, tú lo harás.

— ¿Yo?

— Eres la hermana menor de Haku-san. Es decir, la hermana menor de Haku Raverio, ancestro del imperio.

— ¡Oh, puedo pedir prestada la influencia de Haku Ane-sama, ¿eh?!

En particular, dado que este es el lugar favorito de Haku-san. Probablemente no habría ningún problema en usar su nombre para esto… Más bien, “la hermana menor de Haku-san” podría ser un título más influyente que el de “la santa en quiebra”.

Y debido a eso, usando el nombre de Rokuko, preparamos cinco cartas para que coincidieran con las de la santa.

Su contenido: [Estamos preocupados debido al apetito voraz de la santa que está acabando con nuestras raciones de invierno, sin importarle los costos. Le hemos estado vendiendo porque somos un negocio, pero hay un límite para esas cosas. ¿Podrían por favor decirle eso a ella de forma indirecta, como sus gobernantes?].

Era una petición, una escrita de forma grandilocuente.

Lo sellaremos con cera y lo estamparemos con el sello imperial.

En verdad, es algo que Haku-san nos dio cuando Rokuko le escribió cartas de [Solicitud]. Aunque lo estamos usando para comunicarnos directamente con Haku-san a través de cartas… tomar prestado algo usado para hablar directamente con Haku-san es muy aterrador.

Por otra parte, incluso si tomamos prestado el sello imperial, tengo la sensación de que estaría bien dado que Haku-san dijo: “Este sello es para que Rokuko lo use en lo que quiera”.

… Si posteriormente le enviamos a Haku-san una nota de agradecimiento de parte de Rokuko, definitivamente se alegrará. Definitivamente. Síp. Definitivamente tomaría ventaja de ello, si muestro debilidad aquí, así que terminaré con un agradecimiento unilateral.

Parece que las cartas fueron terminadas mientras pensaba en eso, las cinco fueron completadas.

— Quedaron perfectas. Aunque escribir cinco cartas con el mismo contenido es agotador.

— Buen trabajo. Bueno, con esto estaremos haciendo algo respecto a las cartas de la santa… me apresuraré para asegurarme que sean aceptadas junto a las de ella.

— Sí, por favor.

El asistente acababa de salir del gremio, dejando las cartas de la santa. Me apresuré a adentrarme al gremio, llevando las cartas que Rokuko escribió.

La comisión fue aceptada fácilmente por recepcionista-san del gremio, que pidió la cuota para las cinco cartas… además de ser entregadas en otro país, la tarifa era un poco cara debido a que quería que fueran tomadas junto a la otra comisión, cinco monedas de plata en total. Cinco de plata no se siente como un gran desembolso en este punto, ¿eh?

Después de eso, el panfleto del encargo fue colocado en el tablón de anuncios. Fue colocado cerca de la de las cartas de la santa, un poco arriba para ser exactos. Con esto, probablemente serán tomadas en conjunto.

Además, la tarea de llegar a donde guardaban las cartas de la santa dentro del gremio habría sido un fracaso… Fueron guardados en la caja fuerte del gremio, así que no hubiera sido capaz de tomarlas. Es más, hay una restricción que hace que no pueda usar la función de recolección del dungeon para quitarle las cosas a otras personas cuando yo quiera, ¿eh?… Bueno, si fuera capaz de hacerlo, podría seguir la salvaje estrategia de hacer algo como quitarle la armadura y las armas a los guerreros en mitad del combate.

Preparar cartas por nosotros mismos fue la opción correcta.

— Fufufu, ¡el plan de Kehma era el correcto, tal como esperaba!

— S-sí.

Aunque no fui capaz de usar su plan de manipular las cartas… ¿Rokuko luce feliz por alguna razón?

…Pero incluso así, sin dinero, ¿eh? ¿Cuánto más duraran los fondos de la santa?

Tal vez sería mejor hacer algo para aprovecharme de ella.

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          Volume Penjualan Tembaga Freeport Indonesia Mulai Naik   

Tambang Grasberg milik Freeport Indonesia di Papua.Produksi dan penjualan tembaga PT Freeport Indonesia pada kuartal pertama 2013 mulai kembali pulih. Freeport berhasil menjual 198 juta pounds tembaga dengan harga rata-rata US$3,43 per pounds.

Dikutip dari laporan keuangan Freeport McMoran, Sabtu 20 April 2013, penjualan tembaga Freeport Indonesia pada kuartal pertama 2013 lebih tinggi dari periode yang sama sebelumnya, yang hanya dapat menjual 134 pounds tembaga dengan harga rata-rata US$3,81 per pounds.


Anjloknya penjualan Freeport waktu itu akibat demonstrasi kenaikan upah buruh yang berdampak pada gangguan operasional.

Produksi tembaga pada kuartal pertama 2013 juga ikut membaik, dengan rata-rata output 199.400 metrik ton per hari, 59.000 metrik ton diantaranya disumbang dari  tambang bawah tanah DOZ. Sepanjang kuartal pertama, Freeport Indonesia memproduksi 219 juta pounds tembaga, naik 78 persen dibanding periode yang sama tahun lalu yang hanya 123 juta pounds tembaga.

Sedangkan penjualan emas Freeport Indonesia pada kuartal pertama kurang bersinar, namun sesuai dengan proyeksi perusahaan. Freeport hanya menjual emas sebesar 191 ribu ounces, lebih rendah dari kuartal pertama 2012 sebesar 266 ribu ounces akibat kadar bijih yang dihasilkan lebih rendah.

Produksi emas Freeport Indonesia pada kuartal pertama 2013 juga ikut anjlok menjadi 212 ribu ounces, dari 229 ribu ounces pada periode yang sama tahun lalu.

Pada 2013, Freeport menargetkan dapat menjual 1,1 miliar pounds tembaga dan 1,25 juta ounces emas, naik dibandingkan realisasi penjualan Freeport pada 2012 lalu yang hanya menjual 716 juta pounds tembaga dan 915 ribu ounces emas.

Perusahaan berharap, penjualan dari Indonesia meningkat pada semester dua 2013 karena sudah dapat mengakses kadar bijih yang lebih tinggi dari tambang bawah tanah DOZ.

Freeport Indonesia dimiliki oleh 90,64 persen Freeport McMoRan dan 9,36 persen pemerintah Indonesia. Tambang Freeport di Papua merupakan salah satu tambang tembaga terbesar di dunia, dengan deposit emas dan perak.

Freeport menganggarkan investasi sebesar US$735 juta per tahun di Indonesia selama lima tahun untuk meningkatkan eksplorasi dan produksi dari tambang bawah tanah.

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          Comment on Anheuser-Busch’s The High End responds to ‘independent craft’ seal by Feliciano Montoya   
It really is not that complicated. If they are associated, specifically, with a Big Beer conglomerate that has the intention of stifling out or buying out all competition, then they shouldn't get the seal. I am not as worried about who owns the brewery as I am about what those owners do to/with other fellow breweries. You can say it's all about the beer all you want, but at the end of the day, if InBev had the ability to nip any famous craft beer brews in the bud, they would have. With every brewery they buy out, they get closer and closer to being able to do just that. Who knows how many amazing beers we will miss, or have already missed, due to business practices like this. To sum it all up, if they are ANTI CRAFT, they are the enemy. If they simply don't get along with other craft breweries, then that's still fine. The line to cross is when they become a part of the machine that aims to harm other breweries.
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          Plantean microrobots que eliminan bacterias contaminantes del agua   


PV- Plantean microrobot para eliminar bacterias en el agua  Investigadores del Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC), junto con colaboradores del Max Planck for Intelligent Systems de Stuttgart, han diseñado unos diminutos robots que pueden eliminar del agua las bacterias causantes de enfermedades, como la Escherichia coli.

El estudio, publicado en la revista ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, describe el desarrollo de pequeños robots que pueden nadar en el agua y limpiar a su paso las bacterias causantes de enfermedades.

El trabajo ha sido dirigido por la investigadora postdoctoral Diana Vilela, miembro del grupo Smart Nano-Bio-Devices del IBEC.

Los robots están diseñados como partículas esféricas con dos hemisferios diferenciados: una cara está hecha con magnesio, que reacciona con el agua para producir burbujas de hidrógeno que propulsan los microbots, y la otra está formada por capas alternas de hierro y oro cubiertas por nanopartículas de plata.

Así, las bacterias se adhieren al oro y son eliminadas por las nanopartículas de plata.

“Nuestros ensayos en el laboratorio muestran que los microbots pueden navegar a través del agua durante unos 15 a 20 minutos antes de quedarse sin magnesio y, en este tiempo, son capaces de atrapar más del 80 % de las bacterias E. coli en agua con una alta concentración de ellas”, explicó Samuel Sánchez, responsable del grupo Smart Nano-Bio-Devices del IBEC.

“Después, debido a las propiedades magnéticas del hierro, los microbots pueden ser recogidos fácilmente con un imán, sin dejar ningún residuo en el agua”, especificó.

Con estos robots podría solucionarse el problema de la contaminación del agua potable, que puede causar enfermedades potencialmente mortales cuando no se dispone de un tratamiento adecuado, como ocurre en muchas zonas del mundo.

Según los investigadores, aunque el cloro u otros agentes consiguen desinfectar el agua en gran medida, algunas bacterias y otros microorganismos son muy resistentes y resultan muy difíciles de eliminar.

Además, señalan, en ocasiones los componentes de estos desinfectantes pueden ser perjudiciales para la salud humana.

Esta investigación ha sido financiada por la Alexander von Humboldt Foundation de Alemania, el European Research Council y el Max Planck Institute.
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PV- Sera cierto del vídeo intimo que hizo  ricky martín y maluma ?

 Ricky Martín y Maluma se unieron para grabar el tema Vente pa’ ca, que se convirtió en un éxito rotundo, por lo contagioso del ritmo, lo provocador de la letra y lo incitador del video, en el que aparecen ambos artistas rodeados de modelos con esculturales cuerpos. 

Desde entonces, el hecho de ver juntos a dos de los cantantes masculinos más sensuales de la industria musical actual revolucionó a los medios de comunicación y a los usuarios de las redes sociales, debido a que empezaron a especular sobre una posible relación entre Ricky Martín y Maluma, quienes además habrían grabado uno de sus encuentros sexuales, por lo que el supuesto vídeo pornográfico del colombiano y el boricua fue posiblemente una de las filtraciones más esperadas. 

Cabe destacar que tanto Ricky Martin como Maluma negaron que entre ellos exista algo más que una simple amistad. “No soy gay y no tengo ninguna relación con Ricky. Me encantan las mujeres”, afirmó el intérprete de Felices los 4 en una entrevista para un programa radial. 
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Por su parte, Martin comentó: “Ese tema me da risa. Es ese 1% de personas que transmite mala energía y que amenaza tu privacidad. Simplemente eran ganas de la prensa amarillista de hacer noticias de algo que era mentira”
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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    

 

I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”

 

Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.

 

The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.

 

The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.

***

Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”


          Office Assistant - Hourly - Ramapo College of New Jersey - Mahwah, NJ   
Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload and to recommend changes in office practices or procedures....
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          Three Appellation Pinot Noirs from Siduri Wines   
Sonoma-based Siduri Wines specializes in an array of single-vineyard pinot noirs from the range of West Coast regions. Winemaker and founder (in 1994) Adam Lee also produces pinot in broader appellation bottlings, which are the wines represented in today’s post, from Sta. Rita Hills (Santa Barbara County), Santa Lucia Highlands (Monterey County) and Yamhill-Carlton in […]
          PS TNI vs Arema, Jul 03, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
Indonesian Liga 1, PS TNI – Arema, Monday, 7:30 am ET Short Preview Teams from a mid-table will play this time (ranked 8 and 7). The game of competitors is shaky now. In this match the chances to win of both teams are almost equal.Last 2 head-to-head matches PS TNI won 1 matches, drawn 0 […]
          Surrey vs Hampshire, Jul 03, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
County Championship One Cricket, Surrey – Hampshire, Monday, 6:00 am ET Short Preview One and the other teams get a very uncertain game. Hampshire could have advantage in physics – more days for rest in last days. Recently Surrey have a series of guest games. In this match the chances to achieve triumph bor both […]
          Pawtucket Red Sox vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Jul 01, 2017 – Live Stream, Score, Prediction   
IL, Pawtucket – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Saturday, 6:15 pm ET Short Preview You will have a great opportunity to watch a game between two neighbours in a tournament table (ranked 4 and 2). Both teams are now playing unstable. Recently Pawtucket have a series of guest games. In this match the chances to win of both teams […]
          Radically Distinct Radio with Jenn Morgan - Be Your Most Powerful Brand: Socially Responsible Citizenship and The Importance of Immigrants in the US With Special Guest Kripa Uypadhyay   
EpisodeOn this episode of Radically Distinct Radio, Jenn interviews immigration attorney and Managing Partner of Orbit LAW, Kripa Upadhyay, to talk about cultural differences between Southeast Asia and America, why there are so many Southeast Asian tech workers and how growing up in a very politicized household shaped the perspective she brings to her law practice and the legal field.
          Dodgers Rumors: Tigers Covet Alex Verdugo If They Become To Sellers At Trade Deadline   
With the Major League Baseball All-Star break and non-waiver trade deadline rapidly approaching, front offices are beginning...
          Memory Care Manager - Rose Tara Plantation - King, NC   
Ensure sound infection control practices are in place that promote a healthy environment and ensure all required infection control training is met....
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          Medication Aide - Rose Tara Plantation - King, NC   
Ensure sound infection control practices in the management and delivery of resident care, medications and/or treatments. Nature and scope....
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          Mercy Creek - Director of Nursing (RN) - Meadows - Chenoa, IL   
Oversees infection control surveillance practices and is responsible to report any communicable diseases and quality assurance reporting....
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          Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Meadows - Chenoa, IL   
Oversees infection control surveillance practices and is responsible to report any communicable diseases and quality assurance reporting....
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          Cannot use multiple $file variable in Resources section of serverless.yml   

@nclow wrote:

This feature request indicates that it should be possible to include multiple files in the Resources section. I want to do this to better manage a large file with hundreds of resources in it.

However, doing this

resources:
  Resources:
    - ${{file(1.yaml)}}
    - ${{file(2.yaml)}}

Results in a template with the Resources key set to a list, which looks like

"Resources": [
    {
      "Resource1": {
        "Type": "AWS::Logs::SubscriptionFilter",
         ...
          
      }
    },
    ...

Which fails when the template is uploaded to CloudFormation:

  Error --------------------------------------------------
 
  The CloudFormation template is invalid: Template format error: Any Resources member must be an object.

What is the proper way to use this feature? I've tried this dozens of different ways in multiple versions of serverless and using $file in the Resources section always results in the variable not being interpreted, interpreted wrongly as in this bug report, or producing invalid output in the CF template.

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          Medical Unit Secretary - William Penn Care Center - Delmont, PA   
Unit Secretary Job Duties: * Helps patients by responding to intercom requests; obtaining needed services from nurses, licensed practical nurses, physicians, $9 an hour
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          Dietary Aide FT 11a-7p - William Penn Care Center - Delmont, PA   
Maintain a working knowledge of established sanitary and infection control policy and procedures. The Dining Services Aide is to assist with the preparation and... $9 an hour
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          For Sale: Black Cherry with a Tubaphone tone ring Arcand Banjo no.1273-4 - $2,150 USD   
All new Arcand Tubaphone banjo 11 inches diameter by 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches total deepness hard black cherry rim with Ebony cap and purfling. Nickel plated brass Tubaphone tone ring made by Bill Rickard. All nickel plated brass hardware. Elite Amber banjo head. Hard Black cherry wood one pieces neck with ebony fingerboard and heel cap. Black cherry headstock veneer. Mother of pearl inlays, neck widths are 1 3/8 inch at the nut and 2 inches at the heel, round profile. and 7/8 of an inch thick at the first fret and 1 inch at the 15th fret. Neck scale is 25 1/2 inches. Nickel/silver frets. Bone nuts. Waverly 2 band tuners and Gotoh fifth string tuners all with amber buttons. 5/8 inch heavy gauge Moon bridge by Randy Stockwell. Nickel plated brass Kershner adjustable tailpiece. Strung with medium gauge steel strings. This is a powerful banjo with a good sustain when needed, a real old time sound with a deep forth string and clean highs. Shipping and a Superior Bump case are included. Hand made in Ulverton,Quebec by Carl Arcand / Second Life Banjo. plate No. 1273-4
          Safety Coordinator - Atlas Field Services - Houston, TX   
Atlas Field Services is currently hiring a Safety Coordinator for our Houston Office. NCCER Master Trainer (preffered).... $70,000 - $90,000 a year
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          CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK - City of Houston, TX - Houston, TX   
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. Gathers or collects information to generate reports for Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease... $12.05 - $24.46 an hour
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          Re: What are your health insurance stats?   
GraduateStudent wrote:
mhalley wrote:This will be all over the map as it depends on your zip code and your company, and of course employment. I pay $2008 a month as a retiree at age 62 for me and the wife for a 7k deductable non hsa plan. :oops:


Interesting that zip code matters.... where do you live?


Obamacare premiums vary enormously by geography. Even two adjacent counties can have premium differences of more than 30%. At the state to state level, the differences can be several times. I think it's due to different state regulations as well as the number of companies serving the area, as that determines the amount of market competition.

Interestingly, some of the highest cost of living states, such as Massachusetts, have some of the lowest premiums, and some of the lowest cost of living states, such as Wyoming, have some of the highest premiums.
          Re: Chances of delaying Social Security to age 70. Realistic?   
Ron wrote:
...It's good to plan but it's better to be lucky, IMHO.

- Ron

Yep, couldn't say it better myself.
Being single, my choices are simpler.
I retired 52 months ago and have 32 months to go till age 70 and the start of full SS.
We'll see...
          20 of the best family campsites in Europe   

With great restaurants, beautiful locations and lots of activities and entertainment, these sites offer all the fun but none of the hassle of traditional camping

  • Scroll to the end for booking guidance

All prices are for seven nights, for two adults and two kids in a mobile home or chalet for the week 29 July-5 August. Prices correct at time of going to press

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          Systems Programmer Analyst III   
CA-Salinas, Salary: $6,476 - $8,846 Monthly Open Until Filled Priority Screen Date: July 21, 2017 The Monterey County, Information Technology Department (ITD) consists of six (6) Divisions: Administration; Applications; Service Delivery; Enterprise Operations; Infrastructure; and Security. ITD resources are operated and maintained in a manner that supports high availability for utilization and minimizes the r
          Shop / Field laborers - Renegade Gas & Oilfield Services Ltd. - Conklin, AB   
/ loaders, track hoes, skid steers, Vac trucks and steamer trucks and general oilfield laborer experience. We are currently hiring for shop and field laborers.... $16 an hour
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          Tractor Trailer Driver - Casual Part Time - OSCO Construction Group - Montague, PE   
Experience operating a pay loader considered an asset. Hauling aggregates within the Maritime provinces on part time basis, as required;...
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          Eclair mousseline tonka et framboises   
Eclair mousseline tonka et framboises

Ces derniers temps, je ne cuisine plus trop de plats sophistiqués … un peu par manque de temps, parfois par manque d’envie mais aussi parce que je suis en panne de four depuis plusieurs semaines (il a failli mettre le feu à la maison mais je vous passe les détails …). Je me suis dépannée […]

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          Solids Controls Field Technician - Secure Energy Services - Alberta   
Experience with the operation of centrifuges, dewatering systems, closed loop systems, loaders, skid steers, self-contained breathing apparatus, and field...
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          Class 1 Truck Driver - Cando Rail Services - Canada   
A heavy pay loader (JD544) and Mag Hoe. Cando is currently looking for an experienced Class 1 Truck Driver to deliver rail equipment and material to various...
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          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          Comment on Around My Wrist by Zosia Suchcitz   
Ok. This might not be the most recent post, but damn I love this! I share your love for dainty pieces rather than the 'in your face' ones (although, let's clarify there's nothing wrong with them either, haha) Also, I really like the way you can layer them up for a more 'obvious' look :) does that make any sense? X
          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          AUTOMOTIVE INSPIRATION is… Sharing life’s ride with those around us   

Originally published in the Malibu Surfside News As I’ve mentioned many times in this article over the last five years, I get the pleasure of taking unique people to unique places on my show that we shoot here in town. This past week, I got to do something really fun. There are many cool automotive […]

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          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Karen Jensen, TLT   
Thank you Cathy Karen
          Warehouse Workers   
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          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Cathy Jo Nelson   
http://www.eventscribe.com/uploads/eventScribe/PDFs/2017/2187/418775.pdf
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Cathy Jo Nelson   
Yep, the slides are visible when you log in to the scheduler on the ALA Annual Conference 2017 site.
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by A teacher and a parent   
@Darlene, you may be missing my point. Private (independent) schools can do whatever they want in their classrooms and libraries because they are privately funded. I have no problem with that. However, publicly funded schools and libraries have an obligation to taxpayers to be neutral and balanced.
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Darlene   
Independent schools are as concerned about social justice issues and fairness in school libraries as public institutions are.
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Karen Jensen, TLT   
Rachel, I think you have to log in to see the slides. I have an email in to Cory to find out if that is true. Karen
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Karen Jensen, TLT   
It is my understanding that you have to log in to see the slides? Karen
          Comment on ALA Recap: Libraries are Not Neutral Spaces (Things I Never Learned in Library School) by Angela Germany   
I enjoyed reading this article and would like to see your slides. Like the other comments above, I am also having trouble accessing the slides. When I follow the link there are no slides. I went to the ALA Annual Conference website and it shows where you can download the slides but they are greyed-out and not available. I appreciate your help.
          Endpoint Security Specialist (Government)   
MD-Columbia, The Endpoint Security System (ESS) Specialist will be a member of the Operations Team and provide support in strategic implementation of ESS program requirements to ensure systems compatibility and to leverage best practices, lessons learned, and experiential knowledge. The ESS Specialist shall provide support services for all aspects of installing, configuring and tuning the DoD Enterprise-wide E
          Liberty’s Revolution   

By Kyle Becker

The War of Independence was not the culmination of irresistible forces but of enlightened ideas. It was the shining ideal of liberty that changed the course of history, and it remains eternally available for mankind to do so again. The path to liberty was long and arduous. Nothing came easy, and the oppressive state that ruled our forebears did not yield to eloquence, but to force. It required the steely resolve of our intellectual ancestors, men willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, for the American colonists to shrug off their oppressors. The European heritage of ...

The article Liberty’s Revolution is original content from Conservative Daily News.


          The Perils of Democracy   

By Kyle Becker

In America, it is nearly a ubiquitous truism that ours is a democratic nation. In popular imagination, all virtues spring forth from the fountainhead of democracy, and all vices consist of its aristocratic or reactionary opposition. Yet we were blessed with the founders’ vision to anticipate the instability and capriciousness of mob-majority rule, and our Constitution was imbued with individual rights, sanctioned by no less than the Almighty itself. The terms democracy, freedom, and liberty are retained in our popular vernacular without meaningful engagement of the historical circumstances that gave rise to them in the culture. The intellectual doctrines of ...

The article The Perils of Democracy is original content from Conservative Daily News.


          Senior Professional Services Engineer - CENX - Jersey City, NJ   
EMPLOYER : CENX, Inc. JOB TITLE : Senior Professional Services Engineer (Multiple Positions) – Req. #2017-00 WORKSITE LOCATION : 121 Newark Avenue, Jersey $115,856 a year
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          micro @HalluFMR #11 : Libre, avec Emmanuelle Helly   
Présentation du Capitole Du Libre édition 2014 avec une de ses co-organisatrices de l'association TouLibre.
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          Help me write something by alikurdo   
I need you to write some articles. extenuating circumstances (Budget: £10 - £20 GBP, Jobs: Articles)
          Brioche roulée aux cerises/amandes    
brioche , cerises , amandes , goûter du dimanche , epeautre




Je décline assez souvent cette recette car elle permet d'obtenir un délicieux résultat , bien moelleux sans  une trop grande quantité de beurre . On peut aussi bien l'utiliser en version salée que sucrée .
pour la version salée vous pouvez regarder cette recette d'escargots au jambon et au cheddar , très sympa pour les apéritif de l'été .

Pour un bon goûter des vacances je vous propose cette version aux cerises et aux amandes , permet de profiter des bons fruits de l'été , çà change un peu de la confiture ou du Nutella . J'ai fait un test en mettant une partie de farine de petit épeautre , je suis assez fan de son petit goût de noisette , vous avez déjà testé ?



brioche , cerises , amandes , goûter du dimanche , epeautre


pour la pâte:
15 g de levure fraîche
15 à 17  cl de lait tiède (selon la farine utilisée)
250 gr de farine (100 gr de blé et  150 gr de petit épeautre )
20 gr de sucre de canne
5g de sel fin
40g de beurre ramolli

pour la garniture :
250  gr de cerises dénoyautées
2 cuil à soupe de sucre de canne
1 cuil à café de cannelle en poudre
40 gr d'amandes concassées

1 oeuf


Dans le bol du robot diluez la levure avec le lait puis mettez tous les ingrédients , pétrir pendant 7/8 minutes pour obtenir une pâte homogène . Laissez gonfler pendant 40 minutes . Mettez la pâte sur un plan de travail fariné, étalez la en rectangle (pas trop fine ) de 40 X 30 cm  . 
Coupez les cerises en 2 , ajoutez le sucre de canne et la cannelle , mélangez .
Étalez les cerises et roulez la pâte en la serrant bien  . Coupez des escargots de 2/3 cm et déposez les sur un papier sulfurisé , les disposer en rosace . Si vous avez un cercle pour les tartes sans fond , placez les brioches à l'intérieur cela permettra d'avoir une forme plus homogène lors de la cuisson . Laissez les gonfler 30 minutes . Badigeonnez avec un oeuf battu en omelette  . Vous pouvez ajouter des amandes concassées et du sucre perlé  . Faire cuire 20 à 25 minutes à 180 ° C . Savourez les tièdes . 



J'ai fait couler avec une fourchette un glaçage léger : mélangez le jus d'un demi citron avec du sucre glace jusqu'à obtenir le consistance souhaitée.



brioche , cerises , amandes , goûter du dimanche , epeautre




          How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Great White Shark   
In the Arab world, Islam and Western democracy means dictatorship

by Abdenur Prado - posted Friday, February 11, 2011
Source: UMMA . COM

The West finances dictators in the Middle East and the Arab world for over a century.
pro-democracy demonstrations against dictatorships supported by the West in the Arab world, shows once again the immense hypocrisy of our leaders. Which side Western governments are, with the demonstrators or the dictators? The answer is simple: the side of those who generate millions for the benefit of Western multinational corporations.

But that does not surprise anyone. It is well known that the West has funded more than a century of dictatorships in the Middle East and the Arab world because it is through the autocracies that [the West] were able to control the resources of this region. Even if this leads to the exploitation and misery of people facing decommissioning, orchestrated by the International Monetary Fund, their social services in order to repay foreign debt generated by the millions in arms purchases in the West ... As the aspirations of civil society, increasing poverty, torture and repression, lack of civil liberties and human rights ... No Western leader does not care at all. And all have shown, continuously, without exception, for over a century. Remarks made recently by Henry Kissinger are revealing in this regard: "We've had five presidents who have considered Hosni Mubarak as the best ally of the U.S. objectives in the region. "

Just out of the archives all the statements of Western leaders who praise the Arab tyrants: their economic policies, their continued political stability, their contributions to international security, that they safeguard secularism and prevent the advance of Islamist movements ... In short, for submission to the dictates of Western financial markets and the International Monetary Fund.

This overview does only one variable: whether or not the connivance with the State of Israel. This underscores the critical role of Israel vis-à-vis the maintenance of dictatorships in the Arab world, a fact corroborated by the comments made by Netanyahu in support of Ben Ali and Mubarak as well as decades of collusion with the family Royal Saudi monarchy and other issues of colonialism. No surprise then to learn that Israeli diplomacy has done everything possible to save Mubarak. It is true that Israel has cause for concern, not only for the danger posed by the rise of political Islam, but also because the democratic governments that might arise would maintain not only their country's complicity in the genocide of the Palestinian people. The open border between Gaza and Sinai is crucial for the survival of the Palestinian people. This is a convincing argument in favor of democracy in Egypt and the Middle East! And
"Islamism" in all this? It serves as a bogeyman to justify the support of dictatorships "secularists." However, it obscures the fact that the majority of parties "Islamists" in the Arab world accepted the idea of parliamentary democracy.
An example of this paradigm is that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. In 1944 the founder, Hassan al-Banna, supported the participation in parliamentary elections, saying that the Egyptian constitution was "Islamic" because it recognized that the authority resides in the people, ensured the decision-making through consultation (Shura) and respect for individual freedoms. In some of his writings, he defends parliamentary democracy: "The bases of political organization based on the system of parliamentary representation does not contradict the fundamental principles that Islam has set in organization of power. "Since its founding, the Muslim Brotherhood have repeatedly stated that their intention is not to take power, but to educate society and to influence the system for Islamic ideals in justice being implemented. Despite this, they are portrayed as villains by the media manipulation and by Western governments. (I'm not a fan of the Muslim Brotherhood, but I am against their demonization. For their positions, see their website in English).

There is talk now of returning to Tunisia Rachid al-Ghannouchi, founder and historic leader of the party-Nahda in Tunisia, after 22 years of exile. According Ghannouchi, Islam provides a more fertile than that of the West to carry out democracy. There is a book of Azam Tamimi, where he studied his thought in detail, Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat within Islam, published by Oxford University Press. Among his ideals: "an Islamic system based on the will of the majority, free elections, free press, minority protection, equality between laity and religious parties, and achieving complete women's rights in all areas, participation in elections to the freedom to dress as they wish, the right to divorce, and even the right to be head of state. The role of Islam is to provide an ethical system. "

An ethical system that necessarily involves the abolition of usury Financial, which provides a minimum of social services for the entire population and the establishment mechanisms that prevent the accumulation of capital in the hands of a few individuals. An equally valid for Spain than for Egypt.

In Brief: Islamist movements are champions of democracy against tyranny corrupt funded by the West. It is curious to see how the terms were reversed at the point of passing the opposition, which demands democracy, for ... absolutists, and dictators that suppress civil liberties as saviors. The world upside down? The world seen through a mass media manipulation. That is to say, from a perspective of the interests of major Western financial corporations.


Translation: Amy Fetchman

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Mohamed Hassan: "the causes of the revolution far beyond Tunisia Ben Ali and his party. "

Tunisians brought down the dictator Ben Ali. Today, they continue to fight against his men to head the transitional government. In this new chapter of our series "Understanding the Muslim world," Mohamed Hassan * ((photo-cons) explains the implications of the revolution of Tunisia and its root causes: how nationalism Liberal advocated by Tunisia under Bourguiba interests Western, plunging people into poverty, how a repressive state has put in place to maintain this system, why dictatorships in the Arab world are caused to fall, and how Islam became the condom imperialism




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In December 2010, riots broke out in Tunisia. A month later, President Ben Ali fled the country after twenty-three year reign. What are the causes of this revolution? And why is it popular movement succeeded in bringing down the dictator where other attempts have failed?

For there to be a revolution, it is necessary that people refuse to live as before and that the ruling class is no longer able to govern as before. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young seller of fruits and vegetables, has sacrificed out of desperation after police had confiscated his goods himself, and that local authorities have to stop working. The conditions were ripe for a revolution broke out in Tunisia Bouazizi and suicide was the trigger.

Indeed, the Tunisians did not want to live as before: they were not accepting corruption, police repression, lack of freedom, unemployment, etc.. Moreover, the ruling class could no longer govern as before. Corruption under Ben Ali had taken a phenomenal amount while the majority of the population had to face insecurity. To maintain this status, police repression would be higher but it had reached its limits. The ruling elite was completely disconnected from the people for whom there was no interlocutor. Therefore, when popular revolts broke out, the ruling class had no choice but to quell the violence. But with the determination of the people, the repression reached its limit. This is one of the keys to the success of the popular revolution of Tunisia: it managed to reach all segments of society, including members of the army and police who sympathized with the demonstrators. The repressive apparatus could no longer function as before either. If a revolt occurs but is not able to combine different segments society, it can not lead a revolution.

Even after the departure of Ben Ali, the protests continue. The situation that Tunisians refuse is not the result of one man? For

signs "Ben Ali emerges" signs were followed by "CDR releases. Tunisians are attacking the president's political party because they fear that one of his men to take power. But in reality, the root causes that led to revolt Tunisians far outweigh Ben Ali and the RCD. It is not enough to turn the president for the people earns his freedom and improves living conditions.

corruption, unemployment, social inequality ... What are the effects of imperialist domination of the West over Tunisia. For Tunisia, after independence, became a project of the United States.

What do you mean by imperialism?


Imperialism is the process by which capitalist powers politically and economically dominated by foreign countries. Western multinationals plunder the resources of Africa, Latin America and Asia. They find opportunities for capital they will accumulate and exploit cheap labor market. I say that multinationals are not buying as they plunder the resources at their fair value and the local people not benefiting from these riches. And this looting would not be possible if these countries operated, there were no leaders to defend the interests of multinationals. These leaders are getting richer in the process. They constitute the so-called comprador bourgeoisie. They have no political vision for their own country does not produce wealth and do not develop a real economy. But personally enriched by trading resources their countries with multinationals. Obviously, the people are the biggest victim in all this!

When you're a nationalist anti-imperialist cons, you are looking to develop for yourself. You nationalize key sectors of your economy, rather than leaving the management to foreign companies. This will create a national economy in the country and you allow it to grow on the basis of independence. That's what I call a national democratic revolution: national independent because of the imperialist powers, democratic as against feudalism and the elements reactionaries in the country.

However, Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, was considered a socialist. And during his reign, the state played a very important role in the economy.


Bourguiba's political party was socialist in name only. If the state played an important role, it was only for the benefit of an elite only. This is called state capitalism. In addition, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated all the progressive elements and anti-imperialist in his party. So that this party became the party of one man, completely subject to U.S. imperialism.

Habib Bourguiba , great actor in the struggle for independence, was president of Tunisia from 1957 to 1987


What Was Tunisia important for the United States?

To understand the importance of that country to the U.S. strategy, we must analyze the political context of the Arab world in years 50 and 60. In 1952, officers overthrew the monarchy of King Farouk of Egypt and proclaim a republic. With Nasser at the helm Egypt becomes the basis of Arab nationalism inspired with revolutionary ideas of socialism. As evidenced by the nationalization of the Suez Canal, Nasser's arrival in power is a blow to the West because the Egyptian president's policy is totally at odds with the hegemonic Western powers in the Near and Middle East. Worse still: the anti-imperialist ideas of Nasser are emulated in the region. In Yemen for example, where in 1962 a revolution divided the country, the South becoming a bastion of Arab revolutionary movement. The same year, the independence of Algeria sends a strong signal to Africa and the Third World, the imperialist powers put on alert. Libya also note the Qaddafi coup in 1969. The colonel took power and nationalized major sectors of the economy, to the chagrin of the West. The same year, the Islamic revolution in Iran toppled the Shah, one of the most important pillars of U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

short, at that time, an anti-imperialist movement defies strong strategic interests of the United States in the Arab world. Fortunately for Washington, all countries in the region do not follow the path of Nasser. It the case of Tunisia. In 1957, a year after the independence of Tunisia, Bourguiba was one of the first Arab leaders to send U.S. in the prestigious journal, Foreign Affairs. The title of the article? Nationalism best antidote to communism. For the United States who want to counter the influence of Nasser is a godsend! Bourguiba wrote in his article: "With the regard, Tunisia has chosen to make unequivocal its way into the free world from the West." We are in the Cold War. The Soviets argued that Nasser's influence grows in the region. And the U.S. needs pro-imperialist agents Bourguiba as not to lose strategic control of the Arab world.

Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956

Can we be both nationalist and pro-imperialist?

Bourguiba was a liberal nationalist with anti-communist ideas which led him to join the imperialist camp in the West. In fact, I feel like George Padmore Bourguiba Arabic. Padmore was a leading Pan-Caribbean origin. In 1956 he wrote a book called Pan-Africanism or Communism: The battle ahead in Africa. Like Bourguiba, he fed anti-communist ideas and even if he declared himself a nationalist, his political vision was largely subservient to the interests of imperialist powers. Nationalism served as a cover, their policy is far from being independent. Padmore had a great influence on the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, one of the instigators of the African Union. Its pro-imperialist ideas were able to spread across the continent with the result that we see today is celebrated around the golden jubilee of independence in Africa, but many Africans know they have never become independent. President Nkrumah himself later regretted having taken the advice of Padmore.

In Tunisia too, the submission to imperialist interests has quickly been felt and it turned out that nationalism advocated by Bourguiba was a facade. In the 70s, for example, the President has passed a series of measures intended to attract foreign investors: tax exemption on company profits for ten years, exemption from all duties and taxes for twenty years, exemption from Tax Income property values, etc.. Tunisia has become a vast workshop of Western multinationals in recent repatriation of profits.

Tunisia did she not still been some good progress under Bourguiba?

Yes, there have been positive developments: education, status of women, etc.. First, because Tunisia were the progressives in his elite players, but they were quickly dismissed. Then, because Tunisia was to be dressed in his finest dress. Indeed, this country played a major role in the strategy of the United States to counter the influence of communism in the Arab world. But what had you on the other side? Progressive revolutionary movements that had toppled backward and monarchies who enjoyed popular support. You could not counteract this movement by advocating a feudal system. Saudi Arabia has done so because it could use its oil money for that. But Tunisia, unable to rely on such resources, should provide some progressive image. In the fight against communism, it was supposed to represent a successful Third World countries have chosen the path of liberal nationalism.

But behind the scenes was less flattering. As I said, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated the progressive elements that do not follow his steps. The anti-imperialists who wanted an independent Tunisia both economically and politically, those who wanted to assert their own position in the Third World and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, all were opposed. Tunisia has in fact been used as a laboratory of the imperialist powers. And what was supposed to represent the success of liberal nationalism has become a dictatorship.

When Ben Ali Bourguiba succeeded in 1987, he continues on the same track?


Absolutely. One can even say that the submission to Western interests has grown. Ben Ali was a pure agent of U.S. imperialism. In 1980, as ambassador to Poland, he even served as a liaison between the CIA and Lech Walesa, the union leader who fought against the Soviet Union.

In 1987, when Ben Ali assumed the presidency of Tunisia, the country was deeply in debt by the capitalist crisis of 1973. Moreover, at that time, the ideas of Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys were very popular. These ultra-liberal economists believed that the market is an entity capable of regulating themselves and that the state should certainly not interfere in the economy. The technical elite Tunisian largely from U.S. schools were highly influenced by theories of Friedman. Ben Ali then left the state capitalism in effect at the beginning of the era Bourguiba. Under the supervision of the IMF and World Bank, he began a privatization program much more massive than what his predecessor had already begun in the 70s.

What were the effects of this new economic policy?


First, privatization of the Tunisian economy has allowed Ben Ali and his wife's family, Trabelsi, personal enrichment. Corruption has reached a very high level, Tunisia has become a country totally subservient to imperialism, headed by a comprador bourgeoisie. Obviously, Ben Ali and his clan did not have many raw materials to selling out to Western multinationals. But they took advantage of the education system established under Bourguiba to develop a service economy. Indeed, the Tunisian workforce is highly educated and inexpensive at a time. It therefore attracts foreign investors.

Tourism has also developed strong as to become the mainstay of the Tunisian economy. Here we see the lack of political vision of the elite. Indeed, no country can develop its economy based on tourism if not first developed a national economic base. The tourism industry consumes a lot but reported very little to the Tunisian people. Imagine: while Western tourists consume hectoliters of water to bask in pools, Jacuzzis or golf course, the poor peasants in the south face of the drying soil.

But it's not just the farmers who have suffered from this policy. Overall, the social conditions of the Tunisian people deteriorated while the president's entourage has amassed a huge fortune. Everyone knew the regime was corrupt. So to maintain this system, the system should prevent any disputes. The repression became even more brutal penny Ben Ali simple criticism or even the desire for modernity and openness were not allowed. Such a situation could lead to popular revolt. Moreover, trying to monopolize his clan the wealth of the country, Ben Ali has also drew the ire of some of the traditional bourgeois Tunisia.


You say that political repression was very strong. Is there anyway today, opposition forces can guide the people's revolution now that Ben Ali has fallen?

Genuine opposition parties were banned under Ben Ali. However, some continued to exist underground. For example, the first Tunisian Communist Party could not live openly and organize like any political party in a democracy. But he continued to operate secretly through associations of civil society (teachers, farmers, doctors, prisoners ...). The PGWPP was able to form a social base and fired a solid experience of this period. It is exceptional in the Arab world.

I think two major challenges now await the opposition parties. First, they must come forward and make themselves known to the general public in Tunisia. Then they must organize a united front of resistance to imperialism. In fact, the imperialist powers seek to maintain the system without Ben Ali Ben Ali. We see now with the Union government National rejected the Tunisians, which is very positive. But the imperialist powers will not stop there. They will certainly seek to impose an International Electoral Commission to support candidates who defend to their best interests. It is therefore necessary to resist interference by creating a united front to build a true democracy.


Opposition parties are they able to overcome their differences to create such a front?

I know that some political parties were reluctant to associate Islamo-nationalist movement Ennahda. This movement emerged in the 80s. He advocated an anti-imperialist line and in fact, has suffered political repression. Why not combine Ennahda in front of resistance to the interference of foreign powers? Tunisia is a Muslim country. It is normal that a political force emerges with an Islamo-nationalist trend. You can not prevent that.

But each of these movements must be studied separately, with its own specificities. This was done by the communist PGWPP. They studied scientifically objective conditions that apply Tunisia. Their conclusion is that the Communists and Islamo-nationalists have been victims of political repression and that even though their programs differ, they share common ground: they want an end to dictatorship and the independence of Tunisia. The Communists have proposed an alliance with the Islamo-nationalists long ago. Of course, the PGWPP does not make Tunisia a Islamic state. Its political agenda is different from that of al-Nahda. But it is the Tunisian people who will judge these differences democratically. Elections should be a contest open to everyone. That is true democracy.

Precisely opposition parties gathered in front of 14 January to fight against the interim government of Mohamed Ghannouchi, a henchman of former President Ben Ali. A hopeful sign?

Absolutely, Tunisia is on the right track: all opposition parties banned so far have created a united front to prevent the system is maintained without Ben Ali Ben Ali. Also underline the role played by the base of the union UGTT. The head of the union authorized under Ben Ali was corrupt and working with the state police. But since the basis of the union put pressure on its leaders and members who UGTT were part of the transitional government have resigned. Although much remains to be done, democracy wins Tunisian institutions under pressure from the people.

Western powers opposed to that. They want to impose democracy in Tunisia where only low-intensity "good" candidates would be allowed to stand for election. If you look at the type of democracy that the United States enjoy, you come across Ethiopia. The U.S. government has provided $ 983 million to countries in the Horn of Africa for the year 2010. That same year, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in office since 16 years, was reelected with 99.5 percent of the vote! It's even better than Ben Ali! The reality is this: behind their rhetoric in support of the Tunisian people, the Western powers continue to actively support many other Ben Ali in the world.

The United States could not they support other candidates pro-imperialist, but in the eyes of Tunisians, were not associated with the Ben Ali era?

It would be difficult. There is a part of the comprador bourgeoisie which was lésinée by the corrupt system of Ben Ali. But this elite is not strong enough control the popular movement and not enough grounding in the Establishment to win.

The United States had also thought of another strategy: a few months ago, while Ben Ali was still in power, the U.S. ambassador has visited a Communist leader in prison. Officially, a simple observation visit in the framework of respect for human rights. Unofficially, the U.S. anticipated the departure of Ben Ali and wanted to test the waters. Their goal was to get the Communists against the Islamo-nationalists, divide the resistance to imperialism to weaken more. But the Communists Tunisia does not fall into the trap. They are very familiar with the strategy developed by Henry Kissinger in the 80s in the Middle East. They published a very good study on the subject and know they should not take orders from outside or adhere to ideologies manufactured by foreign powers.

Why the U.S. have they abandoned Ben Ali? Had he gone too far in personal enrichment? According to a cable Wikileaks, the U.S. ambassador was very critical of the system of quasi-mafioso Tunisian president, organized corruption are obstacles to investments by foreign companies.

This is not the problem. The United States does not care about corruption. Instead, it is a key element of the system of domination on the U.S. South. In fact, Washington was aware of the internal situation in Tunisia and knew that Ben Ali would not be able to govern. The West must now ensure that the replacement of Ben Ali will continue to defend their interests. The stakes are high. The capitalist crisis is causing serious problems in the West. Besides this, China is getting stronger and now provides more loans than the World Bank and other imperialist powers combined. She even wants to buy a significant portion of the debt of the euro area partly because it has economic interests with European countries, on the other imperialist powers to divide, the EU is historically associated with states USA.

In such a context, the Tunisian people's movement, under the auspices of a revolutionary leadership, could establish an independent government and take advantage of this situation of a multipolar world. The imperialist powers fear that countries that were traditionally under his rule become economically independent, turning also to China. Tunisia could build relationships with the Asian giant to develop its commercial ports. And it would seriously question the concept of the Mediterranean Dialogue, this expansion of NATO to the countries of the Mediterranean that is not a dialogue but a mere instrument of Western domination.

Another country that seems to fear democracy in Tunisia and in the region, Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said shortly after the fall of Ben Ali that the development of democracy in Arab countries threaten Israel's security. This country often called only democracy in the Middle East, would he be afraid of competition?

Under a democratic facade, Israel is a fascist, apartheid state. In the region, it can not ally with repressive dictatorial states, led by comprador bourgeoisie that weaken the body of the Arab nation. Currently, these Arab states are rich countries inhabited by poor people. But if a democratic government in the full sense of the term emerges, it will increase economically the Arab nation as a whole. And this economic development will lead to an alliance of Arab countries against the state racist oppressing the Palestinians. Israel fears this course.

Moreover, there is a very big gap between the official positions of Arab dictatorships and the popular sentiment about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since Egyptian President Sadat visited Israel in 1977, Egypt's position is "we want peace." But it is a position imposed by force to the population. And the current Egyptian government is not content to maintain peaceful relations with Tel Aviv. It participates actively in the strangulation of Gaza, while the majority of Egyptians in solidarity with Palestinians.

It's the same alignment of Arab dictatorships on Washington politics. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are allies of the United States while the populations of these countries are anti-imperialists. I was in Egypt when Muntadhar al-Zaidi, a journalist in Iraq, threw his shoes on George W. Bush. The Egyptian population was celebrated as a hero. I heard of fathers wanting to marry their daughter with the reporter. Still, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is one of the most faithful allies of Washington.

Do you think the revolution Tunisia a domino effect could cause the downfall of other dictatorships in the Arab world?

70% of the population in Arab countries is less than thirty years and knows that unemployment, police repression and corruption. But all these young people want to live. And to live, they need change. This is the reality of each country. It is therefore not even need a domino effect, the objective conditions are ripe for further revolutions erupt.

People no longer want to live as before. But for their part, the ruling classes are they unable to govern as before?

course. And we see in Egypt today. There are police everywhere in this country. But it is impossible to control everything. A state police has its limitations and the Arab world have reached.

Furthermore, information plays a very important role today. Tunisians, Egyptians and peoples of the Third World are better informed through Al-Jazeera as part of an Internet and social networks on the other. The evolution of information technology has increased the level of education and consciousness of people. The people no longer a mass of illiterate peasants. You have a lot of very smart young people, with a certain practical sense, able to circumvent censorship and of mobilizing the Internet.

there in these countries the opposition forces can guide the popular revolutions?

Why Punishment is so important if these dictators were not in danger? Why the comprador bourgeoisie, so greedy, she would spend so much money in the repressive apparatus if she was not afraid to be reversed? If there was no opposition, all this would not be necessary.

the side of Western observers, many fear that the collapse of these regimes Arab favors the rise of Islamism. As summarized so finely Christophe Barbier, editor of L'Express, "Ben Ali is better than the bearded." These fears proved on of Islamism are they based?

Islamism became the condom of imperialism. Western powers justify their strategy of domination in the Arab-Muslim world under the guise of fighting against Islam. There are Islamists everywhere today. Soon, we shall find even traces of Al-Qaeda on Mars if it is useful to the imperialists!

In reality, the West has always needed to invent an enemy to justify its hegemonic designs and incredible military spending (financed by taxpayers). After the fall of the Soviet Union and the demise of the communist enemy is Islam and Al Qaeda who have played the roles of villains villains.

But the West has no problem with Islamism. It adapts very well to this trend in countries like Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he himself fostered the rise of Islamist movements to counter the Arab nationalism at a time. The real problem for the West is anti-imperialism. That's why he tries to discredit any popular movement in the Arab world who is opposed to its interests by affixing the label "Islamist."

Finally, it should not be very smart to think that the Arab dictatorships are bulwarks against the rise of religious fanaticism. Instead, these repressive regimes have led some of the population to be radicalized. Who could afford to say that such and such people have no right to democracy? In a truly democratic country, different political forces may emerge. But the bourgeoisie comprador ruling in the Arab dictatorships can not convince people. She can not even face to face. To defend the imperialist interests, you must prevent other political forces to emerge because they are likely to convince the people against a corrupt elite. The West has always sought to maintain dictatorships that served its interests by waving the specter of Islamism. But the Arab peoples need democracy. They claim it today and nobody can not go against these claims.

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Lures & Revolutions

What happens in the Maghreb, Egypt is probably a prelude, predators waiting for their time: these insurgencies are for them, as once were the struggles of American countries South, a field of experimentation. Become cumbersome, the Ben Ali Mubarak and other (member of the International Socialist! As DSK, as Ségolène!) Will be replaced by Democrats on their own blessed by the IMF and technocrats dismal. As we will rely on the current economic system will not change anything in depth because it is the source of deadly disturbances of humanity as a whole.

All cases we defend not they come here? Address the profound evil does he not return to drastically change my lifestyle? Give yourself the luxury of denying that the neighbors poor, hitherto ignored, can live decently. Solidarity that is shared, like bread, like a handshake, like a poem, like ideas and wealth too. Let's start by sweeping our doorstep. Globalization? I felt like an illusion, an ideology of standardization and formatting of the masses. An insurgency is not a revolution: the first is the result of a situation had become intolerable while the second, in essence, is the long term, by mobilizing more than the civic conscience which should be central to any process and any political action. The game of global governance that is taking place is to discredit political thought (which has nothing to do with an ideological construct). Let us not forget that capitalism is the result of an ideology (with its strategies, policy makers and police), and in this respect is comparable to Stalinism which was only a state capitalism totalitarian. And this is capitalism, we do not too worried, is not it, when rampant in the Arab and African held an iron fist by dictators orders of multinational corporations, guided by foreign secret services. Dream holiday in Hammamet Marrakech or for a nominal price, which in the wings, has a price in human lives.

unbridled consumption, a synonym for huge profits, which suck the vast majority of people, today revealed its limitations and the risks it is incurring imminent future generations. Market forces, as we bombard the singers of the single thought, were only dressing a hateful ideology has continued to crush the living beauty of the values common to all cultures.

" That the Earth is pretty " said the poet Armand Robin, "No need also flowers!"


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Democratic Transition in Tunisia

"Tunisia is between radical and authoritarian democracy"
EROS BY SANA (January 31, 2011)

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How to build the democratic transition in Tunisia? Vincent Geisser, a researcher at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim world, analyzes the role played by different actors in Tunisia - political opponents, former regime of Ben Ali, "Islamist" party, army, police - and foreign powers. It describes possible scenarios of democratic consolidation in the coming weeks. Maintenance.

Basta! : Where is the revolution in Tunisia? What are the strategies of the opposing forces to build the "transition Democratic?

Vincent Geisser [1]: The "democrats" Tunisians who supported and accompanied the revolution are deeply divided over the future of the protest movement. There are those who feel the need to strengthen the nascent democracy by putting a definitive end to the protest process. They are supporters of a certain security standards, based on a historic compromise between the "doves" of the former regime, opponents and independent representatives UGTT single union (the General Union of Tunisian Workers). They want to consolidate the democratic transition, including by dealing with the army and the party more "healthy" of the security apparatus, as well as some former bosses of the regime known for their "openness." This is the position advocated by Najib Chebbi (Democratic Progressive Party), former opponent in Ben Ali, currently Minister of the transitional government.

Others want to eradicate all traces of the old regime and the party-state, and reject any compromise. This is where supporters of Marzouki (Congress for the Republic) and members of the Communist Party of Tunisian Workers (POCT). And of course leaders movement of "unemployed graduates" of the interior. They wish to push through the "democratic revolution" to give birth to a new political, economic and social development. Both camps have no real difference in political culture, they are animated by democratic ideals. What separates them fundamentally, the strategy of rupture and especially the "democracy agenda".

What remains of the old regime?


There is some disappointment today protesting actors, quite understandable - I think particularly young people "unemployed graduates". But there is no objective risk of returning to the old regime or system restore mafia. A break has occurred. The dictator is gone. This is a crucial element when it is known that while Tunisia was around him, with extreme personalization of power. mafia clans and profiteers - families Ben Ali, Trabelsi and others - have fled. Darkest segments of the security apparatus were largely dismantled.

If we can legitimately understand the disappointment of " radical democrats, "as Marzouki, Hammami, Nasraoui, and unemployed graduates who feel that their revolution was stolen, the former regime is ousted. We are in a transition phase. But this transition can lead to a regime that bastard would an independent candidate access to presidential power, with new elements but also with elements of the old regime. This will lead to reinforce a kind of "authoritarian democracy" or "democratic authoritarianism".

What role did the Tunisian army played in the revolution and what role can it play in the future?

The army has been in recent weeks a fundamental role, not supporting the plan of repression of Ben Ali. She clearly rejected the extreme policies of the supreme leader, and instead played a protective role players protesters. The reason? The army is not connected with the mafia and clan interests of power. Unlike Egypt, Syria or even Algeria, Tunisia army has no direct interest in industry or in the management of oil revenues. It is an army of about 35,000 men, composed of employees, officials, technicians and engineers.

should not be provided to paint a romantic portrait. The Tunisian army played a repressive role in 1978 to channel the social movements, and in 1981 and 1984 to quell the "bread riots". This time, she refused the role because the sources of legitimacy of the regime were exhausted. Ben Ali was discredited, corruption was widespread. Faced with this stalemate, the military has understood that the only solution was to replace the dictator.

This reaction - some would say "Republican" - is primarily dictated by pragmatic: generals and senior officers are convinced that a crackdown could lead to chaos and their own demise. As the "political fluidity" present, the Tunisian army can play a more important role in the constitutional process and the "pacification" social, oscillating between registry and registry security mediation with the forces of the country.

"security apparatus" Tunisia is it still present and operational?

France has 60 million inhabitants, Tunisia 9 million. Yet both countries have almost the same number of police officers: 135.000. is huge! Tunisia is one of the countries with the most police per capita. The security apparatus, through the Ministry of Interior is fully engaged in repression. Part of the police fired into the crowd with live ammunition. It is the security apparatus of Ben Ali who is responsible for nearly 70 deaths officially deplored and thousands injured. But the whole apparatus police is not corrupt: the "rotten" mafia of the security apparatus was largely dismantled.

There is more to fear from areas of the Department of the Interior directly to the clans and Ben Ali Trabelsi. They are currently in hiding. I do not believe in a return of "old demons" even if the future Tunisian democracy can deal with safety trends similar to those we see now in France with Nicolas Sarkozy. In this sense there is a danger of creating in Tunisia in the coming months an "authoritarian democracy".

What role can the "Islamists" in the democratic process?


The "Islamists" Tunisians have long been integrated into "democratic forums." They are "fundamentalists embedded" in the democratic debate in exile. They participated in Paris, London, Marseille numerous opposition rallies, alongside the left, communist, socialist, even anti-Islamic. Many leaders of the left Tunisian 'secular' leaders have frequently met with "Islamists". In many ways the 'fundamentalists' are already integrated into the political game of Tunisia.

For the party Ennahdha (Renaissance) Rached Ghannouchi, the model is not radical Islam or Islamism Salafi Saudi-style, but the AKP, which currently leads Turkey. This means accepting the parliamentary game and advocating economic liberalism tinged social, and especially a certain pragmatism with other Democrats. There is a huge myth about "Islamists" of Tunisia. The party Ennahdha is more of a liberal conservative party, which is not at all in a process of creating an Islamic state or Islamic theocracy. The Islamists classic "Tunisians are now looking to Ankara, they did nothing" green fascists. " How

react today Western countries and Arab neighbors?


The United States has played a leading role in the departure of Ben Ali.
support President Barack Obama to the social movement, even if he was shy, was much sharper than that of France. Beyond this symbolic support, it would seem that the Obama administration has given its support to the Tunisian army and "doves" of the regime (Mohamed Ghannouchi, Prime Minister and Kamel Morjane, the Minister of Foreign Affairs) to sacrifice Ben Ali. It is clear that the United States supported the transition scenario.

Regarding the Arab countries, we can really worry that some plans make every effort to derail the democratic process in Tunisia. Saudi Arabia, Libya, Algeria has no interest in a democracy can arise in the Arab world. A "loose coalition" of Arab dictators could be to sabotage or disrupt the democratic process in Tunisia.

Support from U.S., EU and France to Tunisian Democrats is essential. Either you play the card of democracy in the Arab world or, rather, play an ambiguous role and promotes the perverse game of Saudi Wahhabis, the megalomaniac dictatorship of the regime of Gaddafi and Algerian generals. In this case, we should not complain about the progress of the Salafist jihadist ideology!

How Does France have made such errors of analysis on the situation of Tunisia?

The official position of France was not based on an error analysis, but on a political logic of total and blind support for Ben Ali regime. Interpret the statements of Michele Alliot-Marie as a political mistake is wrong. This is not a political mistake, this is a failing policy. France has always supported authoritarian regimes . She believes that one does diplomacy in relations between States and civil societies are not important.

The United States have both supported Ben Ali and developed concrete relations with unions and all the dissidents of the regime. In contrast, France has always prohibited its diplomacy to have any contact with everything that could affect the quality of its relations with Ben Ali. This blindness is the logic of French policy towards the Arab world: "We support dictators against the risks of destabilization! It seems that France has included a number of mistakes. Hopefully it reorients its policy towards Tunisia openly supporting the democratic process.

What are the possible scenarios in the weeks and months ahead?

Tunisia has a choice between two options. Either authoritarian democratic consolidation that would lead the country until elections, with a broad coalition around an opponent as independent Nejib Chebbi (PDP), with some elements of former regime elements and the trade union left. In this case, the elections will certainly be "democratic" (at least in appearance), but the scenario is first "programmed" the government candidate will have particular ways superior to those of its opponents. This scenario of "managed democracy" is intended to protect Western interests and pursue the integration of Tunisia in the "world economy" in the footsteps of the Bank World Bank and the IMF. A scenario where the candidate would be a sort of "Tunisian Ouattara.

Another assumption: the pressure of the street continues or increases and pushes the government to resign or to go much further, with the dissolution of the party of Ben Ali (RCD), the establishment of a genuine process with the constitutional election of a constituent assembly. Total semi-democracy or democracy? Radical break with the old regime or consolidation autoritaro-democratic? This is how I would put the political future of Tunisia. A future which, in all cases, will be without Ben Ali.

Interview by Eros Sana



Notes [1] Vincent Geisser is a sociologist and researcher at the CNRS and the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim world (IREMAM). He is author, with Marzouki, dictators on borrowed time. A democratic path in the Arab world, editions of L'Atelier, 2009.

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A Cairene said the regime crisis

27/01/2011 The
Source: http://crisdegypte.blogs.liberation.fr/cairote/

Cairo, January 26, 2011. Second day of protests in Egypt after call webcast , and relayed by a few printed newspapers like Al Masry Al Youm and Al Shorouk. Until 25, no one knew what would happen and we joked about the revolution announced by dint of a joke. And what are you doing tomorrow? Ah, tomorrow, I revolution. But the joke was not one. We went down the street and have taken. It was so simple. Why wait so long.

The police intimidation and fear of dying tortured lead to paralysis. That is also simple to understand and that is why we cry. We live for thirty years in fear and falsehood. The Egyptians are friendly, hospitable, peaceful and a joker. Pardon me, reader. It was a lie. We live in fear. Fear of displeasing. Fear of dying of hunger. Afraid to say something wrong and being raped, beaten, humiliated in a police station or in the street before our families and our neighbors. No, reader, Egypt is not alone in moderate Middle East is one of the most sophisticated didacture, the finest, most skillful and most vicious. His talent as despicable? Control information and control what you, outside, think of it. The real talent of Egypt is that of a Master senseless filtering information, disinformation, image creation, isolation of any event likely to snowball. Courage is viral, it is said, when the dictatorship was provided with an effective antidote, the total control of society. Official sources, security forces and Egyptian intelligence count 1,500,000 people. By themselves, they represent nearly 2% of the population.

Scoop. The demonstration on January 25, 2011 is not the first. Events, there are almost daily and for years. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Everywhere the people shouted his anger in the black absolute misinformation. In May 2008, Mahalla, a provincial town famous for its textile industry, thousands of workers without pay had taken possession of their factories, the street, pushed the anti-riot trucks and debunked a giant portrait of President Hosni Mubarak . In Egypt, people have seen these images do not meet the Gaumont Opera. During the events, and to control information leaks, police spotters were posted on trains and checked one by one the passengers bound for Mahalla to arrest journalists and bloggers. Challiss McDonough, VOA, was one of them.

the benefit of his own safety, the Mubarak regime leaves nothing to chance. The state allocates 15 billion Egyptian pounds (2 billion euros) to the Interior cons 4.5 billion (64 million) for education and $ 5 billion for health (71 million). Control information, therefore, at any price. Stop. Beat. Kill. Entertain.

Since January 25, the national television channels broadcast videos, soap operas and shows how essential O on rare tropical. At twenty hours, they air-finally! - Images of riots ... Lebanon, as of course. To date, access to Internet by fixed line is almost stable, but the mobile Internet is much less. Access to Twitter has been blocked on January 25 and then regained 26 to 23:00. January 26, facebook was blocked in the day then restored. Order of the Ministry of Interior, the telephone relay Mobinil and Vodafone are immediately blocked in sensitive areas, that is to say where it manifests .

But that manifests and has called for demonstrations? The Muslim Brotherhood? Fundamentalists? Triple nonsense and balderdash! Shake the specter of Islamism was the sinister strategy of the regime to justify its dictatorship in the eyes of thirty world. That we stop, out of pity and respect for those who pay for their daily bread and their lives, to support this lie worn to the bone. Those who appear, they are Egyptians free, exasperated, united, handled by individual, small, large, Muslims, Christians, atheists, rich and poor. This unit, the slogans that I translate in another post demonstrated forcefully, gaiety, humor and poetry.

But it is difficult, therefore, to communicate, coordinate, inform each other, to know where we are, what we are. You who are outdoors, sometimes in more than we know. These cries of Egypt, I will tell you what I see and read your comments to inform my countrymen on what prevents us from seeing. It is 11:10 p.m.

hours Local. An hour ago Talaat Harb Square (city center), was plunged into darkness. When the police cut the power, it is about to pull the crowd. The following

soon.

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Paris on the Nile

To keep a little of that light, sunshine and sweetness, columns, plant, tops and bas-reliefs of sphinxes, which dream ... I ' I ran Paris to find traces of Egypt, I found it and ready to smile sometimes, follow me!

the 17th century already ...
A Pierre Aubert, responsible for collecting tax on salt, the salt tax partnership building in the Marais a mansion . Built between 1656 and 1659 , the scenery is especially entrusted to the brothers Marsy. It Hotel Salé (5 rue de Thorigny, Paris 75004), Picasso museum since 1985.
Two sphinxes (lion body and bust of woman), with front paws crossed . A garland covers the sides and nemes (Egyptian headdress) is topped with crenellated towers
(I admit not having seen such Egypt ...)
Here is one who watches!

Not far away, along the Seine , 2a Wharf Celestine, 4 th arrondissement, the hotel door Fieubet (Gaspard Fieubet, Chancellor of Queen Marie-Therese) is guarded by two sphinxes,
that as the left wing and courtyard garden on the back cover are from the time of construction and renovation by the Sweat and Vicott on plans by architect Jules Mansart Hardoin in the years 1676 - 1681 . For the rest, since 1857 the hotel is a pastiche of Baroque Italian-English.


Along the Seine - stop at the Louvre, Egyptian Antiquities destination, if the desire is there, of course! - You can reach the garden of Tuileries (75001), near la Concorde to find " the Nile," marble, by Lorenzo Ottone ( 1688 - 1692)

This Italian sculptor (1658-1736) is best known for its baroque statues religious (cons-reform) in Rome.

In the next century, 18 th , and a long way to go to the park Bagatelle (Bois de Boulogne Route de Sevres to Neuilly and Allée de Longchamp , Paris 75016). Sphinxes ... by two, before the castle (18th century Folly built by the Comte d'Artois in 1777 after a bet with Queen Marie-Antoinette) ...

Oops! these, the garden, are well suited ... Egyptian character really, is not it?

A pair, controlled by Lhuillier 1778 by Belanger, architect of the Comte d'Artois to the steps of the castle. Lhuillier subcontracted in sculpture at Philip Lawrence Rolland (1746-1816) and fought in 1781.

And ... Bonaparte and then the campaign and the shipment Egypt (1798-1801).
A fighter, Maximilian Cafarelli, General (Engineering) to the wooden leg , scholar and philosopher, who held a key role in preparing the expedition will give Egypt as far his talent to improve the protection of Cairo, facilitate liaison between Alexandria and the Nile, participate in the creation of the Institute of Egypt. Creations of bread ovens, construction of windmills, water supply, irrigation, urbanization, conservation of "objects antique ", etc.. its activities are manifold.
He follows Napoleon en route to Syria, attended the massacre of Jaffa, and died before St. Jean d'Acre: the failure of Bonaparte the end of the dream of the Orient!
Even if little known, a street named after him, close to Temple Street (75003)

Part of Toulon, the expedition took with her soldiers but also 167 scientists, engineers and artists Members of the Commission of Science and Arts: Dolomieu geologist, mathematician Gaspard Monge (a founder of the Ecole Polytechnique), the chemist Claude Louis Berthollet , Vivant Denon, the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, physicist Etienne-Louis Malus , naturalist Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers are part of the trip, the sculptor Jean-Jacques Castex ...
Dolomieu Scientists (since 1879), Malus (since 1879), Berthollet, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Monge have a street in their name in the 5 th Borough Street Monge constituting a sort of central axis.

Deodat Dolomieu (1750-1801), is recruited by the chemist Berthollet January 4, 1798 to participate in the expedition to Egypt. Upon landing on Egyptian soil, he undertook the verification of spatial data he had read in ancient authors, Greek and Latin . At the same time, following his experience in Malta he set up and monitor mills, grinding wheels, gears, flour and ovens for the manufacture of rolls of the army of General Bonaparte East. Urged by his friend Sucy, chief officer of the army of the East, returning to France with him, refuses Dolomieu, as two more months living in Egypt are necessary for the study of the Nile delta. This in turn will be captured in Calabria by Queen of the Two Sicilies. Stripped of its collections and manuscripts, it survives very painfully in a cell with almost no light with a few books he has managed to hide. This prison, as a criminal State in a dark dungeon of Messina in Sicily, will last 21 months. Dolomieu owed his deliverance to the military victory of Bonaparte at Marengo, June 14, 1800. Marked by his captivity, he died 17 months later.
It owes its name to the sustainability of mineral and rock that he discovered, dolomite.

Etienne-Louis Malus , physicist and mathematician (1775-1812) working to study Light . He participated in the expedition and became a member of the Institute Egypt

Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 - 1822) chemist , hand in Egypt in the Committee of Science and Arts, where he joined the Institute Egypt in the physics section and was elected vice president. He was elected president the following year. He made important research on natron to enable it to develop his theory on the affinities. In 1802 he was appointed chairman of the committee responsible for preparing the Description of Egypt .

During the expedition, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , French naturalist (1772 - 1844) passion for archeology to zoology as well as because he found in some graves animal mummies. He studied diligently birds, monkeys, crocodiles
(in Paris it!)
and snakes of Egypt, collected many specimens and made many communications various topics. After the surrender of French troops (August 1801), he played bitterly to the English collections he had so much trouble to set up and managed to return them intact in France they are so rich that their inventory it takes several years


Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) was a mathematician whose work touches to descriptive geometry, infinitesimal analysis and analytic geometry. After playing a major role in the French Revolution, both politically and in terms of establishing a new education system, He is responsible for mission in the expedition to Egypt (1798-1799).

Jean-Jacques Castex , (1731-1822), sculptor and is part of the Expedition to Egypt.
In January 1799, he accompanied the geographer Bertre engineer in his trip to Fayoum and is part of the commission led by Girard, who share Cairo March 19, 1799 for Upper Egypt . He creates a wax model, reduced to a third of Dendera Zodiac.
He is still famous to be carved on the great temple of Philae , registration
"year 6 of the Republic on 15 Messidor / a French army / commissioned by Bonaparte, / is down in Alexandria. / The army has taken twenty days, / the Mamelukes at the Pyramids on the run, / Desaix, commanding the first division, / has on undergraduate beyond the cataracts, / where he arrived on 13 of Ventose year 7. / The brigadiers / Davoust, Friant and Belliard, / Donzelot Chief of Staff, / Latournerie comm. of artillery / Eppler, Chief the 21st light / 13 Ventôse 7 of the Republic / March 3, year of Christ 1799. / Engraved by Castex sculptor.
Pphilae
Castex Street is close to the Rue St Antoine and bd Henri IV (75004)

" County has all the sciences in the head and all the arts in hand. " said Monge.
Nicolas Jacques Conte (1755-1805), invented the pencil as we know even today, consisting of a graphite mine and clay inserted in a body made of cedar wood. He was also one of the organizers of National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts . He took part in the expedition to Egypt with the dual capacity as head of brigade balloonists and director of engineering workshops. As such, it has created and is creating all sorts of instruments and tools.
From August 22, 1798, Conte was a member of the first Institute of Egypt, commissioned by the then government to lead the creation of great work that the commission would publish Egypt, Description Egypt.
Street County is in the 3 rd district, very close to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
Mentioned several times, the engravings of the Description of Egypt is exciting and always consult a reference. Do not hesitate, just one click! careful surveys that are the source of these illustrations are due mostly to two boys, Prosper Jollois and Edouard Devilliers . These two men, engineers fresh out of the Ecole Polytechnique, arrive in Egypt in 1799. Members of the subcommittee that studied the regime of the Nile and the irrigation system, they are much more passionate for ancient monuments they discover. Soon completed their tasks, they "devour" the monuments. "The temples of Dendera, Esneh, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, Luxor and Karnak and Thebes, the ancient Antinoe" erected by the Roman emperor Hadrian, come alive in their pencils.

Enthusiast entry Bonaparte in Cairo, Paris gave in 1799 the name Passage of Cairo, and Cairo Street (75002) tract newly created site of the former convent of the Filles-Dieu sold in batches to the revolution.




































Here the facade of the building au, 2 place in Cairo (75002), of style "return from Egypt", unique in Paris tree and surprising! Oh! Beautiful Hathor!






















A fountain 'return from Egypt "Is the fountain of Fellah at 42 rue de Sevres (75007), right beside the metro station Lapwing. This fellah, it would Antinous, a young favorite of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
A semicircular basin collects water flowing from two amphorae he holds in his hand. At the bottom of the fountain, a grotesque head of a lion. A Napoleonic eagle dominates all under the roof of the fountain.

Designed by Jean-François Bralle (1750-1832) and sculpted by Pierre Nicolas Beauvallet, it dates from 1806 .




Directorate on 19 th borough and at 211 Avenue de la Villette The fountain of lions Nubian . Built Place du Chateau d'Eau (now Republic Square) in 1811, it was renovated and transferred to the slaughterhouses of La Villette, where she served as a watering place for animals, when enlargement of the square in 1867. architecture was made by engineer Pierre Simon Girard (1765-1835), designer Ourcq canal, and the realization by the workshops at Le Creusot.
It has its place today at the Grande Halle de la Villette.


Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) decipher the hieroglyphics on September 27 1822.
At Pere Lachaise Cemetery (75020), it lies beneath an obelisk .
It is very close to his friend the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, who participated in the expedition to Egypt ...
friendly hands still lay stones and beetles ... double click on the picture to zoom , and look carefully on the edge of the base! Then the cursor on the back arrow at the top left of the screen in front of you, and click to go back on the blog!
the Père Lachaise cemetery if eclectic, there are also pyramids !























Between the Louvre and Opera, Underground station Pyramids


Seen in a window on the Rue de la Paix ...

Well no!
"The body of a goddess" of the Middle or new empire (2033-1069 BC), now in the Louvre, a gallery of Egyptian antiquities. Beautiful, is not it?


the center of the Place de la Concorde (75008) the obelisk of Luxor, offered to France in 1831 by the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, arrived and erected in October 1836.
Transportation of this monolith of pink granite, 230 tons and 23 meters tall, was an epic: it took two and a half years to ship , specially created for this event, arriving in France.


























Originally, the obelisk and its Twin carved there are over 3000 years were placed on each side of the door of the Temple of Thebes, Luxor in Upper Egypt .


The cartridge Ramses II ...


must pass through the Tuileries Gardens to meet a Sphinx on the intersection of the Quai des Tuileries, Avenue du General Lemonnier . It arrived in Paris in 1855 with the spoils of war taken in Sevastopol by General Pélissier. (source loisirs.over-my-blog.com)














On your way into the garden, you can cross this another sphinx, seated in front of marble the "Venus Callypige, after the antique" Francis Barois (1656-1726)

can certainly look back towards the Louvre pyramid superb which I do not dwell in deference to his architect, M . Pei who rejects Egyptian inspiration ... It's like you want!

To reach the Place du Chatelet 75001, just not from the bridge ... but along the Seine ... here the fountain of Palm!
Napoleon I shaved the Grand Châtelet in 1802, and there built a fountain by Jean-François Bralle, between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate his victories and give free drinking water to Paris .





Circled ring bearing the names of the campaigns in Egypt and Italy, the column the fountain is decorated with palm leaves that give it its name Palmier fountain.













The four sphinx crouching in foot of the basement, which feeds the lower pool, were designed by Gabriel Davioud (1824-1881), architect and collaborator of Haussmann, and sculpted by Jacquemart in 1858.



The Luxor is a cinema located in the 10 th arrondissement of Paris, built by the architect Henry Zipcy decorated by Amedeo Tiberi and inaugurated in 1921 located at the corner of Boulevard Magenta and the Chapel. Long abandoned (1983), it is now being restored .

(c) lesamisdulouxor.fr

Finally, the icing on the cake, then see the program of the Paris Opera! earlier Egyptian ...




Do you know that you can make a trip to Egypt on Blog
" Parisienne truant?



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          Paragraphs: Merge with Bricks / Atoms   

Problem/Motivation

People compare Paragraphs with Atoms.

Some things are very similar. Others are different.
With Drupal 8, Paragraphs improved a lot and also made some gaps smaller.

The maintainers at Atoms is interested in talking about collaboration...
https://github.com/tonystar/drupal-atoms/issues/25

Proposed resolution

We should start outlining the key architectural differences and figure out if we want to address them...
If we want to go a step further, we could start creating an issue component "Difference to Atoms" and create issues per major finding. Then we can decide to won't fix or patch if we want to support it.

As a first step, we should possibly roughly check overlaps and document them as bullets in this issue to figure out if we want to go ahead or not.

Remaining tasks

  • Create rough overview of the two projects with bullets.
  • Decide if this is a 2.x major discussion or 1.x minor... If we ever want to support reuse is a key decision item for architecture for 1.x already...
  • Discuss and decide if projects want to marry.
  • Create issues about differences and work on them

User interface changes

API changes

Data model changes


          Drupal core: Add change records to all @deprecated code   

Problem/Motivation

Drupal 8 has adopted a new deprecation policy to make it easier for developers to update outdated code: https://www.drupal.org/core/deprecation

One new part of this policy is that deprecation notices should have a change record listed with an @see that clearly indicates how to update the deprecated code. For example:

 * @deprecated in Drupal 8.0.0 and will be removed before Drupal 9.0.0.
 *   Instead, you should just check if a variable is an instance of
 *   \Drupal\Component\Render\MarkupInterface.
 *
 * @see https://www.drupal.org/node/2549395

However, we have hundreds deprecated notices in core that do not yet have the appropriate change record listed.

Proposed resolution

Read over the steps below before you start.

Try reviewing existing issues before creating more new ones. If you understand the instructions well, before creating a new issue, check to see if there are existing child issues that need review (yellow background) in the right sidebar on this page, and use the instructions as a guide to evaluate another contributor's existing patch.

  1. Look for an @deprecated tag in core. (There are hundreds!)
  2. Look for or create an issue for one you find with this issue as its parent. Make sure to look at the existing child issues to make sure you don't accidentally create the same issue twice!
  3. Check when the @deprecated notice was added using git log -L. Reference: https://dev.acquia.com/blog/maintainers-toolbox/maintainers-toolbox-git-...
  4. The issue for the commit will be included in the commit message with text like:
    Issue #2575615 by alexpott, pwolanin, stefan.r, catch, dawehner, effulgentsia, xjm, David_Rothstein, iMiksu, lauriii, joelpittet: Introduce HtmlEscapedText and remove SafeMarkup::setMultiple() and SafeMarkup::getAll() and remove the static safeStrings list
    Visit the issue node by going to that node ID on Drupal.org, e.g.: https://www.drupal.org/node/2575615
  5. Look in the old issue's right sidebar for the issue node for any change records it:
  6. If there is a single change record, look it over to make sure it has instructions for how to replace the deprecated code.
  7. If there are multiple change records, look over each to see which best explains how to replace the deprecated code.
  8. If there are no change records attached to the issue, see below for what to do if you cannot locate a change record.
  9. Check in the same file and the same commit to see if there are other @deprecated notices that should have the same change record.
  10. Create a patch that adds an @see linking the change record as in the example above, and set your issue to needs review.

Examples of where it went right

In #2873721: Add Change record to @deprecated for MigrateIdMapInterface, it was noted that effort went into seeing what was the original issue(s) that made the change. Then the final patches and commit from the original issue(s) was inspected to make sure that all deprecations are/were updated to reference the @see to the change record. Later on, the reviewer checked this as well and noted in his review that he verified there were no other places where the deprecation notice should be updated.

Examples of where some things were missed

In #2873738-10: Add Change record to @deprecated for LinkUri, it was noted that not all of the deprecations where caught. The review and initial patches earlier on also just checked for code style and if the CR was linked correctly. It did not note if all locations seem to be caught. By checking the original commit that introduced the deprecation it can be noted that changes where made to several classes. All the deprecations should note the @see.

If you cannot find a change record

If there is no change record attached to the issue for the deprecation, there are a few possibilities:

  • The change record wasn't attached to the issue properly
  • the deprecation was done in a separate issue from the API addition without the change record being updated.
  • No change record was ever created for the change (by mistake, or because it was considered too trivial, or because it was part of a larger change or pattern).
  • The deprecation itself was premature or incorrect and no replacement API exists yet.

What to do when you can't locate the change record:

  1. First, make note on your issue that you did not find a change record directly attached to the issue where the @deprecated line was committed.
  2. Then, search the existing change records related to the API: https://www.drupal.org/list-changes/drupal Be sure to search under both the "Published" and "Draft" change records, and try a few different keywords.
  3. If you find a change record that seems related, read over it to see if it has information on updating the deprecated code. Also make note of any other issues attached to the same change record, since one change record may cover many issues. These issues might help you understand more about the deprecation.
  4. At this point it's a good idea to check with a mentor or reviewer to see if the change record you've found is a good fit. Post a comment on your issue linking whatever change records you've found. Contributors to the original issue or maintainers for the subsystem might be able to give you quick feedback; try asking in IRC. Even if no change record was ever created for your specific issue, it's often better to add to an existing change record rather than creating a new one.
  5. If you find a change record that seems like a good fit:
    • Click the "Edit" tab on the change record.
    • Add a reference to both your issue and the issue that introduced the deprecation.
    • If the change record does not yet clearly cover your change, you can also edit the change record to address it. Link your revision on your issue to get review on that as well! Ask reviewers for help if you're not sure what to add.
  6. If no change records are a good fit, then you can draft a new one at: http://drupal.org/node/add/changenotice Follow the instructions on: https://www.drupal.org/contributor-tasks/draft-change-record

    As above, be sure that your new change record references both your issue and the original issue that introduced the deprecation.

  7. Finally, continue with the next steps above, including checking other deprecations in the same commit or the same file and seeing if they also should share the same change record.

An example where the CR didn't exist is #2873742: Add Change record to @deprecated for Term. This was noted, then the related issue was found, reviewed for impacts and a new CR was created at https://www.drupal.org/node/2879193.


          Este vídeo en el que una niña baila con su padre mientras la madre lo graba se ha hecho viral   

Siempre es un alegría el que un padre y una hija pueden compartir un vínculo especial, ¡y está claro que estos dos son capaces de hacerlo! ¡Joshua Samarco y su joven hija Austynn han trabajado en su rutina de baile durante semanas y finalmente ha llegado el momento de compartirlo con el mundo! Este vídeo […]

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          20 fotos que demuestran que los hijos son versiones idénticas de sus padres   

Como todos sabemos desde que tenemos consciencia, se necesitan a un hombre y a una mujer para que se pueda tener un bebé, el cuál porta la mitad de la información genética de cada uno de sus progenitores. Pero hay veces en que los genes de uno de ellos dominan sobre los de su pareja […]

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          Drupal core: Add a startup configuration for the built-in PHP server that supports clean URLs   

Problem/Motivation

As of 5.4, PHP has a built-in web server which is useful for testing. As it does not support .htaccess files it won't work with clean-urls out of the box as it requires urls on the form http://example.com/node/1 to be rewritten to http://example.com/?q=node/1 on the fly.

Proposed resolution

Create a router-script that introduces the q query Create a startup script for the built-in web server that supports clean URLs.

The latest patch contains a file called .ht.router.php, which when used as a router script for the build-in web server, makes clean urls work. Usage:

php -S localhost:8888 .ht.router.php

Be aware that Drupal's Clean URL test does not work because the built-in web server runs only one thread and Drupal tries to make one more request when the test runs (it uses drupal_http_request() in the request). You must visit 'admin/config/search/clean-urls' path without ?q= where you can switch on clean urls.

Beta phase evaluation

Reference: https://www.drupal.org/core/beta-changes
Issue category Task because this is necessary to have Drupal working with PHP's built-in web server.
Issue priority Normal because this feature is needed by developers only.
Prioritized changes This issue is prioritized because it is going to be back-ported. The main goal of this issue is providing the expected feature of being able to run Drupal on the built-in PHP server. Plus, it works with drush.
Disruption Not disruptive for core/contributed and custom modules/themes because it is a startup script for the built-in PHP server that is used only by developers who know what they are doing.

          Welcome!!   
About a year ago, I was in a serious rut. I was lazy, overwhelmed with my job, finances and my many
          Comment on How I Finally Got Rid of Pantry Moths! by Michelle   
Lakisha~ Get a Swiffer or similar, with the dry pads, whenever you see a moth on the ceiling, just hit it with the Swiffer, you may end up with stains, but they wipe off easily with a wet paper towel and 409 or similar. You need to look at the crevices of your ceilings/walls, they like to make cocoons there. I never found a nest, nor found out where the adults spent their time when not on my ceiling. We have been (almost) moth free for 3 weeks now. Had 2 random ones last week. Look at your windows, behind blinds, we had some webby type material there. Just hit those suckers and don't let them breed. Also, get a pheromone trap, it gets the males, so that is one way of reducing their numbers.
          Supreme Court Takes Up Redistricting Case From Mississippi   
For an hour, the Supreme Court questioned lawyers today in a Mississippi redistricting case, the most highly political case to reach the court since Bush v. Gore was decided two years ago this week. But the justices never addressed the main pol...
          Customer Success Advocate (Data/Cost Basis Specialist) - NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC - United States   
Processes and confirms download custodial cost basis data files for Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Pershing, LPL Direct, and any other Custodian....
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          Retirement Services 401k Senior Associate - Level Four Wealth Management - Plano, TX   
LPL Tool Suite experience (preferred). Under general supervision, Retirement Plan team associate will use skills to service retirement plan related needs.... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
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          NIEUWE DUAL CORE AMD multimedia home PC 2GB/32GB SSD/IDE E 159!!   

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          Remesas desde Chile a Haití aumentaron un 386,48 % en 2016   

SANTIAGO DE CHILE. Las remesas enviadas desde Chile por inmigrantes haitianos llegaron a 36 millones de dólares en 2016, un 386,48 % más que el año anterior, cuando sumaron 7,4 millones, según datos del Banco Central publicados hoy por el diario La Tercera.

La cifra sitúa al país caribeño en el quinto lugar del total de transferencias dirigidas al extranjero desde el país austral, con una participación del 5,9 %, por encima de países como República Dominicana (4,9 %), Estados Unidos (4,5 %) y Ecuador (4,2 %).

En 2015, Haití figuró en el décimo lugar por el monto de sus remesas, y el aumento es coherente con el aumento de los inmigrantes llegados desde ese país a Chile el año pasado, a razón de 300 diarios.

Según datos oficiales, en la actualidad el número de extranjeros residentes en Chile bordeaba los 490.000 a comienzos de este año.

En 2016, el total de remesas enviadas desde Chile sumaron 606 millones de dólares, menos que los 615 millones registrados en 2015, y que completó el tercer descenso desde el 2013, cuando alcanzaron los 641 millones de dólares. En 2014 llegaron a 625 millones.

Según los analistas, la caída obedece a una baja en el monto promedio de los envíos, que fue de 210,7 dólares el año pasado, cuando la cantidad se incrementó un 20 % respecto del año anterior, hasta llegar a 2.876.000 operaciones.

Respecto de los haitianos, Jorge Sagastume, coordinador de Migración y Desarrollo en Chile de la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones, en promedio las mujeres envían dos veces al mes dinero a su país y los hombres una vez.

“Muchos inmigrantes hacen grandes sacrificios para enviar dinero a sus países de origen, limitando su propia alimentación o calidad de vivienda”, explicó Sagastume a La Tercera.

A nivel general, como ha sido durante toda la década actual, Perú se mantuvo en 2016 en el primer lugar como destino de remesas desde Chile, con 191 millones de dólares y una participación del 31,6 %; Le siguen Colombia, con 98 millones de dólares y un 16,1 % de participación y Bolivia, con 51 millones de dólares y un 8,4 %.

China, con 43 millones de dólares y un 7,4 %; Haití, con 36 millones y un 5,9 %; República Dominicana (30 millones y un 4,9 %) y Estados Unidos (27 millones y un 4,5 %), siguen en la lista.

A la inversa, las remesas llegadas a Chile desde el exterior sumaron 248 millones de dólares en 2016, menos que los 265 millones anotados en 2015; también de los 288 millones de dólares del año anterior y de los 302 millones de dólares registrados en 2013.

Estados Unidos fue el año pasado el principal origen de esos envíos, con 89,4 millones de dólares, seguido de España (22,4 millones), Perú (16,5), Bolivia (12,1) y Canadá (10,0).


          ACER complete compacte INTEL PC met Windows 10, renewed, SSD versie!! E 222   

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Type
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Form Factor
    Slim/Small form factor

Usage
    Consumer

Colors
    Black

Processor
    Intel Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz

Processor Main Features
    64 bit Dual Core Processor

Cache Per Processor
    2 MB L2 Cache

Memory
    4 GB (2 x 2) DDR3L SO Dimm

Storage
    60 GB SSD

Optical Drive
    DVD-Writer

Graphics
    Intel HD Graphics

Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet

Power Supply
    65W

Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

CPU

CPU Type
    Celeron

CPU Speed
    N3050 (1.60 GHz)

L2 Cache Per CPU
    2 MB

CPU Main Features
    64 bit Dual Core Processor

Graphics

GPU/VGA Type
    Intel HD Graphics

Graphics Interface
    Integrated video

Memory

Memory Capacity
    4 GB DDR3L

Memory Slot (Total)
    2

Maximum Memory Supported
    8 GB

Storage

HDD
    500 GB

HDD Interface
    SATA III

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
    DVD?RW

Optical Drive Spec
    DVD-Writer

Communications

LAN Speed
    10/100/1000Mbps

Back Panel Ports

Video Ports
    1 HDMI

Rear USB
    2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 (Front and rear total)

RJ45
    1 port

Expansion

PCI Slots (Available/Total)
    1 Mini PCI Express Slot

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (H x W x D)
    10.50" x 3.90" x 14.60" (27 x 10 x 37 cm)
Weight 11.24 lbs.

 


          Board decision on Corrections worker confirms key conclusion of Senate investigation   

OLYMPIA – A year after a Senate investigation concluded the early release of 3,000 violent and dangerous prisoners was due to pervasive mismanagement at the Department of Corrections, a new decision by a state board confirms one of its central findings, lawmakers said Wednesday. The state Personnel Resources Board this week overturned the permanent demotion […]

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          Delete Anti-Muslim Speech Or Pay Up, Germany Tells Social Media Companies   
Excerpted From The New York Post: Social media companies operating in Germany face fines of as much as $57 million if they do not delete illegal, racist or slanderous comments and posts within 24 hours under a law passed on Friday. The law reinforces Germany’s position as one of the most aggressive countries in theContinue reading
          Las 10 canciones más populares de la semana   

La canción “Despacito” sigue en los primeros lugares de varios paises a nivel mundial, sin embargo otras como “Felices los 4” y “Hey DJ”, están firmes en el gusto popular. A continuación las 10 canciones más populares de la semana en algunos países de las Américas y España.

ARGENTINA

1.- “Despacito” - Luis Fonsi con Daddy Yankee

2.- “Hey DJ” - CNCO

3.- “Siempre juntos” - Soy Luna

4.- “Qué me has hecho” - Chayanne con Wisin

5.- “Princesa” - Río Roma con CNCO

6.- “Oncemil” - Abel Pintos

7.- “Cuando se pone a bailar” - Rombai

8.- “Reggaetón lento (bailemos)” - CNCO

9.- “La bicicleta” - Carlos Vives con Shakira

10.- “Chantaje” - Shakira con Maluma

(Fuente: Radio Disney)

CHILE

1.- “Me rehúso” - Danny Ocean

2.- “Felices los 4” - Maluma

3.- “Shape of You” - Ed Sheeran

4.- “Si tú la ves” - Nicky Jam con Wisin

5.- “Something Just Like This” - The Chainsmokers y Coldplay

6.- “Sign of the Times” - Harry Styles

7.- “Despacito” - Luis Fonsi con Daddy Yankee

8.- “Sigo extrañándote” - J Balvin

9.- “Hey Ma” - Pitbull y J Balvin con Camila Cabello

10.- “Swalla” - Jason Derulo con Nicki Minaj y Ty Dolla $ign

(Fuente: Los 40 Principales)


          Sr. Citrix Technical Contractor - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
Hardware, citrix software, network, browser, java specifications) and associated configuration for future use requesting access to the connecting service, so as...
From Eagle Professional Resources - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:48:42 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Licensed Hairstylist - Glow Hair Studio and Gallery - Collingwood, ON   
Required license or certification:. The right candidate is licensed, have at least 3 years experience, be open to performing all hair services that we provide...
From Indeed - Tue, 16 May 2017 18:55:15 GMT - View all Collingwood, ON jobs
          By: Tiger   
Sorry to hear about this incident. I hope you and your son are ok. Been in Hoobken for 9 years now (Stevens --> Grad Stevens --> Work) and haven't had any close encouter. Hoboken is reasonably safe, but as a pedestrian (and occasional driver) I say let's all have some common sense: 1- Pedestrians; when we walk, regardless of how buff or tough we are, we cannot compete even with a mini, so look both ways, PLEASE, and don't j-walk between parked cars in the middle of the street. Chances are, driver might not even see you, especially if dressed in full black at night. 2- Hoboken Parking: Ticket each and everyone who is even one inch beyond the white mark, especially SUV's, those really make it harder for drivers and should be ticketed. 3- Drivers: Common courtesy and patience would do it! Happy navigation everyone!!! :P :mrgreen:
          Personal Support Worker - Perth Andover, NB - CBI/We Care Home Health Services New Brunswick - Perth-andover, NB   
Meaningful and rewarding work experiences. We Are Hiring Personal Support Workers*....
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          Personal Support Worker - WOODSTOCK, NB - CBI/We Care Home Health Services New Brunswick - Woodstock, NB   
Meaningful and rewarding work experiences. We Are Hiring Personal Support Workers*....
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          RBT- Registered Behavioural Therapist - CBI/We Care Home Health Services New Brunswick - Woodstock, NB   
*Become Part of our Caring Team* Do you care? We Care! Are you a loyal, professional, compassionate caregiver who is invested in supporting our community by...
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          Alianza del Pacífico demuestra integración en AL: Peña Nieto   
El Presidente enfatizó que con la figura de “Estado Asociado” se estará inaugurando una nueva fase de este mecanismo de integración México, 01 de julio de 2017.- El presidente Enrique Peña Nieto advirtió que pese a las voces que cuestionan los beneficios del libre comercio y de la movilidad de las personas, la Alianza del Pacífico ha demostrado que la ...
          Human Resources Coordinator - Draexlmaier - Duncan, SC   
Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations - products that enhance your driving
From Draexlmaier - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:08:07 GMT - View all Duncan, SC jobs
          Subsidiarity: More than a Principle of Decentralization—a View from Local Government   
A common interpretation of the principle of subsidiarity in the federalism literature is that decentralized government, which is closer to the people, is better able to respond to the preferences of its citizens. However, when the principle is denuded of its moral foundations in this fashion it not only fails to provide the grounding for achieving human dignity and the common good, but may also become the harbinger of fiscal crises and social dysfunction. We provide a more comprehensive account of the principle of subsidiarity and contrast this with various conceptions prominently presented in the federalism literature. We then explore how this more comprehensive view of subsidiarity would look in practice. In short, we argue that mere decentralization of government fails to capture the ontology and desirable outcomes of the principle of subsidiarity.
          Project Manager Strategy and Planning   
VIC-Clayton, About the Role: A fantastic career opportunity exists to help in undertaking strategic and service planning projects. This exciting opportunity offers a range of fresh and new experiences with responsibilities bringing you into contact with different people and priorities across Monash Health. You will require strong change management and leaderships skills including a high level of competency in
          Dietitian, Grd 1   
VIC-Melbourne, About the Role An exciting position exists for an experienced Grade 1 Dietitian who is interested in expanding their areas of clinical experience. This is a temporary position covering a Dietitian on maternity leave and is part of the Grade 1 rotations across Monash Health. The successful applicant will commence in subacute inpatient services at Kingston Centre and then have the opportunity to wor
          CALD Youth Drug and Alcohol Case Worker   
VIC-Dandenong, About the Role Monash Health`s drug and alcohol services are seeking a suitably qualified health professional (OT, SW, RPN3) to join our service within the culturally and linguistically diverse youth alcohol and other drug position. The role works within a harm minimistaion model and will be supported by the Southern Dual Diagnosis Service and the other youth drug and alcohol roles. It is an impor
          Pharamcy Technician (Mat Leave)   
VIC-Melbourne, Pharmacy Technician Grade 2 – Maternity Leave, 12 month position- Casey Hospital, Berwick The Monash Health Pharmacy Department is seeking an enthusiastic and committed Pharmacy Technician to join our highly skilled Pharmacy team to support our service delivery at Casey Hospital. Important role supporting delivery of Pharmacy services Varied responsibilities including customer service and stock co
          Registered Nurse - Mental Health   
VIC-Melbourne, Outstanding career opportunity to make your mark in Adult Mental Health Supported pathways to complete post graduate studies A supportive, friendly and inclusive team environment About Monash Health As the largest public healthcare services provider in Victoria, Monash Health provides integrated health care services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 32% of the population of greate
          Nurse Unit Manager   
VIC-Melbourne, About Monash Health As the largest public healthcare services provider in Victoria, Monash Health provides integrated health care services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 32% of the population of greater Melbourne. Further extending our newborn and children’s specialities, in early 2017 we opened a new 230 bed dedicated Children’s Hospital, co-located with Monash Medical Centre,
          Occupational Therapist, Grd 2 - Subacute Services   
VIC-Melbourne, Occupational Therapist - Grade 2, Subacute Services Full-time, Permanent position Take the next step in your Occupational Therapy Career Join a cohesive team committed to excellence in patient care Make a difference in the lives of your patients About us Monash Health provides integrated health care services available to over 1.3 million people, representing 32% of the population of greater Melbou
          Registered Nurse, Div 1 (Haemodialysis)   
VIC-Cranbourne, Temporary Part time parental leave cover; Enrich your experiences and options for the future; Where might these positions lead you to? About the Role Invest in your future while allowing us to invest in you. These roles are fixed term but when added to the work experiences on your resume are sure to open more doors and possibilities for you. To us, you aren’t just a person joining our team for 9 m
          Registered Psychiatric Nurse Community Training Position   
VIC-Melbourne, Full time, 12 month position; Client centred community based aged mental health service. About Us Our Monash Health Aged Person Mental Health Team works within a multi-disciplinary model in order to provide a range of outreach based services such as assessment, case management, and intensive support to aged persons who suffer serious mental illness. Clients are supported wherever they may live, su
          Cardiac Sonographer, Grd 2/3   
VIC-Dandenong, About Us MonashHeart is committed to serving the needs of the community. With an unparalleled focus not only on the best of clinical services, but also on research and the education of health professionals in cardiac care, MonashHeart is one of the premier cardiac services in Australia and the world. MonashHeart’s non invasive imaging services is one of the largest in Victoria, performing over 16,
          Engineer- Plan Examiner - City of Windsor - Canada   
Complex Buildings, Building Structural, Fire Protection, Building Services and Plumbing – All. Will be responsible for review of plans prior to the release of... $70,804 - $86,063 a year
From City of Windsor - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:31:49 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          What Do Comcast and Charter Want With Sprint?   

Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile earlier this year, and Charter plans to launch a similar service soon. Both services will rely on Verizon's network for service in what's called an MVNO agreement, where the cable companies operate a virtual network.


          BT Boosts Cloud Collaboration With Integrated Cisco Spark   

Today at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, BT announced the launch of BT One Collaborate Spark, a new business collaboration service that allows teams to work together more intuitively and productively regardless of location and device used. The new service brings together the collaboration tools offered by Cisco Spark with the voice services of the BT One Cloud Cisco platform.


          Where to Eat in St. Augustine, Florida   
Where to Eat in St. Augustine, Florida - we found several hidden gems in St. Augustine that you MUST try on your next trip. Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches, Craft Cocktails, and CRAZY milkshakes! Something for everyone!!
Where to Eat in St. Augustine, Florida - we found several hidden gems in St. Augustine that you MUST try on your next trip. Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches, Craft Cocktails, and CRAZY milkshakes! Something for everyone!!

Every year we spend a few days down in St. Augustine, Florida for The Players golf tournament. We got with my parents. The guys go to the tournament and the ladies go shopping!! There are some GREAT outlets in St. Augustine and Jacksonville is only about an hour away. 

This year we ate at several new places and one previous favorite restaurant. The food was AMAZING! I am still dreaming about the food! I told Chicken Legs we need to plan another trip down soon!

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          Shorty Rogers - Chances Are ... It Swings   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


At the time of its issuance in 1959, I took the personnel on Shorty Rogers’ RCA album Chances Are It Swings [RD-27149 MONO; LSP-1978 Stereo] for granted.


I mean doesn’t every studio big band recording have the likes of Shorty, Don Fagerquist, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Al Porcino, Ollie Mitchell and Ray Triscari in its trumpet section?


Can you imagine, seven, 7, SEVEN! first call trumpet players - with four of them bona fide lead trumpet players - made that album and that doesn’t include Conrad Gozzo, lead trumpet player par excellence.


The rest of the band reads like a Who’s Who of Los Angeles based studio-Jazz musicians including: Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Harry Betts and Dick Nash, trombone, Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Paul Horn and Bud Shank, clarinet flute, alto sax, Richie Kamuca and Bill Holman, tenor sax and Chuck Gentry on baritone sax; Howard Roberts and Barney Kessel, guitar; Gene Estes on vibes [replaced by Red Norvo on 4 tracks]; Pete Jolly, piano; Joe Mondragon, bass [replaced by Monty Budwig on 4 tracks]; Mel Lewis, drums.


Wow - quel band!


And then there’s Shorty’s absolutely magnificent big band charts with their pleasing to the ear and very original voicings [in some places, the melodies are carried on flugelhorn, clarinet and vibes in unison].


The arrangements are full of surprises - bombastic trumpet “chords” used as short phrases to punctuate and pop the music, perfectly placed drums fill, kicks and licks and lopping sax soli - all in the cause of emphasizing continuous swing in the music.


Dating back to his work with Woody Herman in the mid-1940’s through to his association with Stan Kenton in the early 1950s, Shorty had accumulated a wealth of experience writing for a big bands.


But after leaving Kenton and joining Howard Rumsey’s All-Stars at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, CA and concurringly forming his own quintet - The Giants - Shorty primarily concentrated on writing for small groups. Chances Are It Swings marked Shorty’s return to big band arranging, this time fronting his own band.


Obviously, with the lineup listed above, everyone in town wanted to be in it.


And why not? Shorty’s music was fun to play.


The music on Chances Are It Swings is drawn from a single composer - Robert Allen. Allen wrote a number of popular songs following  performed by Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Durante, Kate Smith, the Shirelles, the Four Lads and many other singers in the 1950's and 60's, and some became pop standards.


John Tynan describes more of the Rogers and Allen connection in the following liner notes to Chances Are It Swings after which you’ll find a video featuring Shorty’s band performing Chances Are.


“That fickle lass, Jazz, is a volatile wench of multicolored moods. She can be broadly bluesy or subtly cool, rubbing elbows with disparate sources from the guitar-strumming Mississippi cotton picker to the urbane Cole Porter. Though her demands may be finicky at times "La Jazz" imposes one basic prerequisite on those who would court her: the music on which she swings must be high caliber. This alliance of arranger-trumpeter Shorty Rogers and songwriter Robert Allen proves a happy combination of brilliant arranging and hit songs. Allen's songs pear melodic witness that real talent, no matter how long its incubation period, must express itself.


"I've been writing songs for only about six years" Allen explains, "Before 1952, I played jazz piano in New York night clubs. Nothing very far out. Certainly nothing to cheer about." After a half dozen years on the club circuit, the constant urge to write became a nagging ache. "I found myself thinking about writing all the time," says Allen. "It was bugging me. And I found myself losing the incentive to play. All I could think about was writing songs... it became an obsession." Allen's obsession turned out to be magnificent. In the past three years alone some 80 per cent of his tunes have been hits. There are no less than seven "smashes" in this album.


Of Rogers' work in adapting his songs to big jazz band interpretation, Allen waxes lyrical. "This album is today," he exults. "It's revolutionary in concept when you consider the popular music picture today. Unlike so much jazz being currently produced, this set is not living in yesterdays music... I'm firmly convinced that Shorty has established twelve standards with his treatment of my tunes." Positive that"... it's impossible lor things ready to swing unless you understand the material," the composer declares that Rogers has succeeded in revealing facets of his songs never before revealed. "You know," Allen muses, "when songs become popular hits, most people don't think of their chordal structure in jazz terms. They're played on the neighborhood jukeboxes, people whistle and hum them—but there's where their musical interest ends." Yet, in Allen's opinion, the heyday of big bands was marked by successful, valid jazz treatments of then current popular songs. He cites Jimmie Lunceford's "Ain't She Sweet," Count Basie’s "Cheek to Cheek" end Duke Ellington's "Caravan" and points out that some of the best jazz of the Thirties was blown on a pop song by Fats Waller — "Honeysuckle Rose."


The composer contends a similar approach should apply to good contemporary popular songs. "When the public hears an album of familiar pop songs with good jazz treatment," Allen conjectures, "maybe they'll like it well enough to buy it. And m passing they just might learn a thing or two about good music This worked in the old days; no reason why it shouldn't again." As Shorty Rogers' imaginative arrangements demonstrate, jazz can be written into and improvised on most music of real merit. As vehicles for the driving solos of both Shorty and some of the best jazz horn men in Hollywood (necessarily uncredited), the album turns out to be mighty creditable jazz indeed.


Shorty's tightly controlled modern trumpet style, born of Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, had its genesis in the early days of the bebop era even before Shorty became one of the star soloists in Woody Herman's First Herd. Today he is no more a "typical bebopper" than is writer Allen. Domesticated in Southern California since 1947, the 34-year-old trumpeter is one of the busiest arrangers on the Coast. From the cluttered workroom behind his Van Nuys home, Shorty turns out arrangements for a wide variety of RCA Victor recordings— from commercial pop vocal singles to his own big band jazz albums such as CHANCES ARE IT SWINGS.

Needless to say, chances that this album swings are better than even. In fact, grins Shorty, the element of chance that it would not never once entered his mind.
—John Tynan”




          Mulgrew Miller: “Living in the Shadows of Giants”   

© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


“Don’t cross a bridge to get home or to work:” I guess the expression contains more than a hint of caution and admonition, especially if you’ve lived some time in the San Francisco Bay area and seen the nightmarish traffic back-ups a closed bridge can cause on the local, television news.

Thankfully, I never experienced such a delay in all the years I lived and worked in San Francisco,

But I sure caught a taste of what such an experience would be like as I was headed north back to the Oakland, CA airport to catch a return flight to my relocated home in southern California following some business appointments in the Silicon Valley.

A major accident on the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland had caused a traffic back-up so serious that it extended south on US 880 to about 10 miles below the airport.

The was no alternative and plenty of later flights so I just relaxed and turned on the FM-Jazz station while I waited things out in the rental car that was crawling along at death-defying speed of 3 MPH.

The radio broadcast that I tuned into was an interview with pianist Mulgrew Miller who was appearing through the upcoming weekend with his trio at Yoshi’s Jazz Club located on a portion of the waterfront which the City of Oakland had reclaimed from surplus shipping docks and refurbished into a lovely commercial-cum-residential area.

I knew of Mulgrew’s work through recordings he had made during his long association with drummer Tony Williams’ quintet in the 1980s and 1990s, but I had never heard him play in person.

He sounded very warm and cordial during the radio interview and I thought, “Well, at the rate things are going with the crawling traffic, maybe I’ll just book into a local hotel and catch one of Mulgrew’s sets at Yoshi’s.”

Of all the remarks Mulgrew made during the exchange with the interviewer, one stayed with me: “It’s tough to get any recognition as a Jazz musician today because we are living in the shadow of Giants.”

This is not verbatim, but earlier in his talk, Mulgrew had said that many of the pianists  during the bebop era, for example Al Haig, Joe Albany, Dodo Marmarosa, John Lewis, and even some pianists during the later hard bop era like Sonny Clark, Horace Silver and Walter Bishop, Jr., were not original stylists.

They basically played in the manner of Bud Powell and gained a certain measure of recognition and approval for being able to do so.

But musicians like himself, who continue in this bebop piano tradition and perhaps add some of the newer influences like Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner or Keith Jarrett to their approach get little respect because we are not “… the next Bud Powell or Art Tatum or Bill Evans.”

“Why? Not all of us can be giants like Bud and Art or Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. We are doing our part to keep the Jazz tradition alive and even move it forward a little, but we get little respect for what we do accomplish and put down for what we don’t.”


None of this was conveyed with animosity by Mulgrew, but you could certainly sense his disappointment and his displeasure.

The interview then trailed off and was replaced by the playing of one of Mulgrew’s recordings in its entirety.

By some miracle I was just pulling into the hired car parking lot when the interviewer returned so I did not get to hear the rest of Mulgrew’s talk.

The following year The Mulgrew Miller Trio Live at Yoshi’s was issued as a double CD on MaxJazz [[MXJ 212/208] and I picked up a copy along with the March 1, 2005 edition of Downbeatin which the following article about Mulgrew by Ted Panken appeared.

Mulgrew passed away on May 28, 2013 and the editorial staff at JazzProfiles thought it might be nice to remember him on these pages with a reprint of his Downbeat interview and the Nat Chinen obituary that was published in The New York Times.  

Copyright © Downbeat/Ted Panken/2005 Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved.

Mulgrew Miller: No Apologies 

“Ironies abound in the world of Mulgrew Miller. On the one hand, the 49-year-old pianist is, as Eric Reed pointed out, "the most imitated pianist of the last 25 years." On the other, he finds it difficult to translate his exalted status into full-blown acceptance from the jazz business.

"It's a funny thing about my career," Miller said. "Promoters won't hire my band, but they'll book me as a sideman and make that the selling point of the gig. That boggles my mind."

Miller would seem to possess unsurpassed qualifications for leadership. As the 2004 trio release Live At Yoshi's (MaxJazz) makes evident, no pianist of Miller's generation brings such a wide stylistic palette to the table. A resolute modernist with an old-school attitude, he's assimilated the pentagonal contemporary canon of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, as well as Woody Shaw's harmonic innovations, and created a fluid personal argot.

His concept draws on such piano-as-orchestra signposts as Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal and Erroll Garner, the "blowing piano" of Bud Powell, the disjunctive syncopations and voicings of Thelonious Monk, and the melodic ingenuity of gums like Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan and Cedar Walton. With technique to burn, he finds ways to conjure beauty from pentatonics and odd intervals, infusing his lines with church and blues strains and propelling them with a joyous, incessant beat.


"I played with some of the greatest swinging people who ever played jazz, and I want to get the quality of feeling I heard with them," Miller said. "It's a sublime way to play music, and the most creative way to express myself. You can be both as intellectual and as soulful as you want, and the swing beat is powerful but subtle. I think you have to devote yourself to it exclusively to do it at that level."

Consequential apprenticeships with the Mercer Ellington Orchestra, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin and Shaw launched Miller's career. A 1983-'86 stint with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers put his name on the map, and he cemented his reputation during a long association with Tony Williams' great cuspof-the-'90s band, a sink-or-swim environment in which Miller thrived, playing, as pianist Anthony Wonsey recalls, "with fire but also the maturity of not rushing."

By the mid '80s, Miller was a fixture on
New York's saloon scene. Later, he sidemanned extensively with Bobby Hutcherson, Benny Golson, James Moody and Joe Lovano, and from 1987 to 1996 he recorded nine trio and ensemble albums for Landmark and RCANovus.

Not long after his 40th birthday, Miller resolved to eschew club dates and one-offs, and to focus on his own original music. There followed a six-year recording hiatus, as companies snapped up young artists with tenuous ties to the legacy of hardcore jazz.

"I won't call any names," Miller says, "but a lot of people do what a friend of mine calls 'interview music.' You do something that's obviously different, and you get the interviews and a certain amount of attention. Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art, and I've observed it to be heavily critiqued by people who attribute progressivity to music that lacks a folk element. When Charlie Parker developed his great conception, the folk element was the same as Lester Young and the blues shouters before him. Even when Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane played their conceptions, the folk element was intact. But now, people almost get applauded if they don't include that in their expression. If I reflected a heavy involvement in Arnold Schoenberg or some other ultra-modern composers, then I would be viewed differently than I am. Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.

"A lot of today's musicians learn the rudiments of playing straight-ahead, think they've got it covered, become bored, and say, 'Let me try something else,'" Miller continued. "They develop a vision of expanding through different areas - reggae here, hip-hop there, blues here, soul there, classical music over here and being able to function at a certain level within all those styles. Rather than try to do a lot of things pretty good, I have a vision more of spiraling down to a core understanding of the essence of what music is."

This being said, Miller-who once wrote a lovely tune called "Farewell To Dogma" -continues to adhere to the principle that "there is no one way to play jazz piano and no one way that jazz is supposed to sound." He is not to be confused with the jazz police. His drummer, Karriem Riggins, has a second career as a hip-hop producer, and has at his fingertips a lexicon of up-to-the-second beats. When the urge strikes, bassist Derrick Hodge might deviate from a walking bass line to slap the bass Larry Graham style. It's an approach familiar to Miller, who grew up in
Greenwood, Miss., playing the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Al Green in various Upper Delta cover bands.

"It still hits me where I live," he says. "It's Black music. That's my roots. When I go home, they all know me as the church organist from years ago, so it's nothing for me to walk up to the organ and fit right in. I once discussed my early involvement in music with Abdullah Ibrahim, and he described what I went through as a community-based experience. Before I became or wanted to become a jazz player, I played in church, in school plays, for dances and for cocktail parties. I was already improvising, and always on some level it was emotional or soul or whatever you want to call it. I was finding out how to connect with people through music.

"By now, I have played jazz twice as long as I played popular music, and although that style of playing is part of my basic musical being, I don't particularly feel that I need to express myself through it," he continued. "It's all blues. The folk element of the music doesn't change. The blues in 1995 and in 1925 is the same thing. The technology is different. But the chords are the same, the phrasing is the same, the language is the same-exact same. I grew up on that. It's a folk music. Folk music is not concerned with evolving."

For all his devotion to roots, Miller is adamant that expansion and evolution are key imperatives that drive his tonal personality. "I left my hometown to grow, and early on I intended to embrace as many styles and conceptions as I could," he said. "When I came to
New York I had my favorites, but there was a less celebrated, also brilliant tier of pianists who played the duo rooms, and I tried to hear all of those guys and learn from them. The sound of my bands changes as the musicians expand in their own right. I'm open, and all things are open to interpretation. I trust my musicians-their musicianship, insights, judgments and taste-and they tend to bring things off in whatever direction they want to go. In the best groups I played with, spontaneity certainly was a strong element."

Quiet and laid-back, determined to follow his muse, Miller may never attain mass consumption. But he remains sanguine.

"I have moments, but I don't allow myself to stay discouraged for long," he said. "I worked hard to maintain a certain mental and emotional equilibrium. It's mostly due to my faith. I don't put all my eggs in that basket of being a rich and famous jazz guy. That allows me a certain amount of freedom, because I don't have to play music for money. I play music because I love it. I play the music I love with people I want to play with. I have a long career behind me. I don't have to apologize to anybody for any decisions I make." -Ted Panken” 

Mulgrew Miller, Dynamic Jazz Pianist, Dies at 57

Copyright © The New York Times/Nate Chinen/May 29, 2013.

“Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years, died on Wednesday in Allentown, Pa. He was 57.

The cause was a stroke, said his longtime manager, Mark Gurley. Mr. Miller had been hospitalized since Friday.

Mr. Miller developed his voice in the 1970s, combining the bright precision of bebop, as exemplified by Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, with the clattering intrigue of modal jazz, especially as defined by McCoy Tyner. His balanced but assertive style was a model of fluency, lucidity and bounce, and it influenced more than a generation of younger pianists.

He was a widely respected bandleader, working either with a trio or with the group he called Wingspan, after the title of his second album. The blend of alto saxophone and vibraphone on that album, released on Landmark Records in 1987, appealed enough to Mr. Miller that he revived it in 2002 on “The Sequel” (MaxJazz), working in both cases with the vibraphonist Steve Nelson. Among Mr. Miller’s releases in the last decade were an impeccable solo piano album and four live albums featuring his dynamic trio.


Mr. Miller could seem physically imposing on the bandstand — he stood taller than six feet, with a sturdy build — but his temperament was warm and gentlemanly. He was a dedicated mentor: his bands over the last decade included musicians in their 20s, and since 2005 he had been the director of jazz studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

If his sideman credentials overshadowed his solo career, it wasn’t hard to see why: he played on hundreds of albums and worked in a series of celebrated bands. His most visible recent work had been with the bassist Ron Carter, whose chamberlike Golden Striker Trio featured Mr. Miller and the guitarist Russell Malone on equal footing; the group released a live album, “San Sebastian” (In+Out), this year.

Born in Greenwood, Miss., on Aug. 13, 1955, Mr. Miller grew up immersed in Delta blues and gospel music. After picking out hymns by ear at the family piano, he began taking lessons at age 8. He played the organ in church and worked in soul cover bands, but devoted himself to jazz after seeing Mr. Peterson on television, a moment he later described as pivotal.

At Memphis State University, he befriended two pianists, James Williams and Donald Brown, both of whom later preceded him in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Mr. Miller spent several years with that band, just as he did with the trumpeter Woody Shaw, the singer Betty Carter and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, led by Ellington’s son, Mercer. Mr. Miller worked in an acclaimed quintet led by the drummer Tony Williams from the mid-1980s until shortly before Williams died in 1997.

Mr. Miller’s survivors include his wife, Tanya; his son, Darnell; his daughter, Leilani; and a grandson. He lived in Easton, Pa.

Though he harbored few resentments, Mr. Miller was clear about the limitations imposed on his career. “Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art,” he said in a 2005 interview with DownBeat magazine, differentiating his own unassuming style from the concept-laden, critically acclaimed fare that he described as “interview music.” He added, “Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.”


But Mr. Miller worked with so many celebrated peers, like the alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and the tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, that his reputation among musicians was ironclad. And his legacy includes a formative imprint on some leading players of the next wave, including the drummer Karriem Riggins and the bassist Derrick Hodge, who were in one of his trios. The pianist Robert Glasper once recorded an original ballad called “One for ’Grew,” paying homage to a primary influence. On Monday, another prominent pianist, Geoffrey Keezer, attested on Twitter that seeing Mr. Miller one evening in 1986 was “what made me want to be a piano player professionally.”

In the performance from the At Yoshi’s 2004 double CD that forms the sound track for this video tribute to him, Mulgrew has cleverly adopted Comes Love to the arrangement Ahmad Jamal used on Poinciana from his At The Pershing Room Argo LP, one of the most successful Jazz recordings ever issued.

The insistent rhythm is formed by Karriem Riggins use of mallets on the drum set’s tom toms and the insistent accent played by the high hat on the 2nd and 4thbeat of each measure.

On the original version, instead of the usual “clicking” sound made by stepping on the high hat’s cymbals to close them, Ahmad’s drummer, Vernel Fournier, played the high hat cymbals open [barely touching them together] creating more of a “chinging” sound to simulate finger cymbals.

You can hear this effect in a more pronounced manner as played by Karriem at 4:21 minutes of Mulgrew’s version.





          Pops and O.P. - "You Go To My Head"   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


“Louis Armstrong  was the father of “vernacular music,” which was made possible by the microphone.  Anyone with any kind of contemporary rhythmic concept —be they singer, instrumentalist, or composer-arranger— owes a debt to Armstrong.  By the way, my favorite Armstrong performance, both playing and singing, is his 1957 recording of “You Go To My Head” with Oscar Peterson. If you want to understand where Miles Davis came from, and why Armstrong is still relevant today, listen to this.  I often play it for students, and many of them find it a life-changing record.”
- Bill Kirchner, Jazz musician


Returning to the subject of favorite recordings, Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [825 713-2] has been included in that group since Verve released it in 1957.


Louis’ meeting with Oscar Peterson's trio, is as Richard Cook and Brian Morton in The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, 6th Ed “perhaps a mixed success, but nevertheless an intriguing disc.”


Peterson can't altogether avoid his besetting pushiness, yet he's just as often sotto voce [a quiet or understated voice; literally “under the voice”] in accompaniment, and on the slower tunes especially - Sweet Lorraine and Lets Fall In Love and You Go To My Head.”


But the important point here is that “the chemistry works, and Louis is certainly never intimidated.”


I also agree with them when they assert: “It’s good to hear [Pops] on material more obviously 'modern' than he normally tackled and, although he sometimes gets the feel of a song wrong, he finds a surprising spin tor several of the lyrics.”


But I think, the most important point to be made in its favor is that, thanks again to the intercession of impresario Norman Granz in, that the album exists!


How many times have you heard friends’ remarks about Wish List recordings - “Gee, I wonder what it would have sounded like to have so-and-so performing with such-and-such - while knowing that the reality is that’s never going to happen because those artists are no longer with us?


I’ve often longed for a Louis Armstrong-Art Tatum recording, but that never happened, either. Thankfully, this one did, especially since Oscar Peterson gets a close to Tatum as anyone ever did.


Put another way, although a modern stylist and very much his own man, Peterson’s homage to Tatum is very much apparent in his playing and is what I think that Cook-Morton are referring to when they mention Oscar’s “besettling pushiness.” But that’s not the way I hear it. What’s on display here is a great accompanist offering his talents to a great soloist, one very much deserving of his respect.


More about the special nature of Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [Verve 825 713-2] is revealed in Leonard Feather's liner notes from the original LP release of this material:


"When I was a kid," Louis Armstrong says, "I used to go singing around in churches or choirs or on street corners. You'd get four hustlers on a corner who could make a sharp quartet. 1 was about seven years old when I started singing. We'd pass the hat and sometimes we'd make as much as $1.50 a night. That was like $150 a night now"


This recollection places Satchmo's vocal career ahead of his horn-blowing life by several years and means that he has been singing, for pleasure and money, over half a century. Since today his popularity with the general public can be credited even more to his singing than to the trumpet that originally made him a globally known figure, and since the present album is basically a set of vocal performances, it is interesting to note that this thorny, rock-bottomed approach to the use of the human voice predated (and in a sense predicted) similar melodic and rhythmic nuances on the cornet and trumpet.


As George Avakian pointed out in The Jazz Makers (Grove Press), Louis "developed a whole school of jazz singing, based on a literal interpretation of the folk and blues singers' approach to the voice as an instrument. Louis showed that the emotional meaning of o lyric can be expressed through vocal inflections and improvisations of a purely instrumental quality just as effectively — more so, in fact — as through words. This line of development paralleled the growth of his instrumental influence. It still embraces every jazz and popular singer today"


All this can be applied at full strength to the dozen interpretations on these sides of material that generally falls in the popular song category. What Louis may lack in clear understanding of the lyrics' meaning in occasional lines is more than compensated by his overall feeling for the mood of both lyrics and melody. And there are, of course, additional virtues in the presence of his companions. The Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One (Louis Bellson again rounds out the rhythm section as he did on previous albums in which Oscar's trio played for Louis, Ella Fitzgerald and others) is perhaps the most perfectly integrated rhythmic unit of its kind in contemporary jazz.

Peterson's background is about as different from Louis' as Admiral Byrd's from Dr. Livingstone's; yet it is this very contrast, and the eclectic quality in his work, that makes him the ideal accompanist, for any singer or instrumentalist of any jazz school. What Louis learned on the streets and in the Waifs' Home in New Orleans has its best possible complement in what Oscar learned during rigorous classical studies north of the border. Neither had to bend a millimeter in musical concession to the other; the blend of spontaneous musicianship and academic knowledge was natural and immediate.


All the songs in this are from 15 to 30 years old; all have been used extensively by jazzmen, though in several instances Louis had never before recorded them. ...


You Go To My Head is, unless memory fails, Louis' first recorded performance of a number he could and should have introduced as soon as it was published, over 20 years ago. Perhaps in an effort to compensate for keeping us waiting so long, he plays an entire chorus and sings another. Not since Billie Holiday has there been a comparable sympathetic treatment….


Hearing Louis in the un-frilled, ungimmicked setting of the Oscar Peterson rhythm section will be a treat for those who have often seen him in person and wished for fewer encumbrances. Basically Louis needs nobody but Louis — he could stand all alone in the middle of the Sahara, singing selected excerpts from the Tunis telephone directory, and we suspect he could make it for a week without food and water. But if there must be someone else, let it be the man whose team made this
session such a happy occasion for all concerned. The meeting of Armstrong and Peterson marked one of the most catalytic moments since the day when Peterson met Norman Granz.”


Of You Go To My Head, Ted Gioia has written in The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire [Oxford]


You Go to My Head
Composed by J. Fred Coots, with lyrics by Haven Gillespie


“In 1934, this same songwriting duo collaborated on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," which endeared itself to Mom and Dad by getting countless youngsters to move from the naughty to nice cohort group. Four years later, some of those nice kids had grown up, but I'm confident few parents encouraged their headstrong teens to follow the lead of the new Gillespie-Coots hit "You Go to My Head." This song was a paean to romantic infatuation, packed with similes relating love to booze; in the course of a few bars — musical ones, that is, not those called "Dew Drop Inn" — we get references to champagne, burgundy, and a kicker of julep. Indeed, this song comes closer than any tune I know to capturing in musical form the feeling of losing control.


If the words were a bit too sophisticated for the kids, so was the music. "You Go to My Head" is an intricately constructed affair with plenty of harmonic movement. The song starts in a major key, but from the second bar onward, Mr. Coots seems intent on creating a feverish dream quality tending more to the minor mode. The release builds on the drama, and the final restatement holds some surprises as well. The piece would be noteworthy even if it lacked such an exquisite coda, but those last eight bars convey a sense of resigned closure to the song that fittingly matches the resolution of the lyrics.


Four artists had hit records with this song during the summer 051938. Larry Clinton's version was the biggest success, reaching as high as #3, but Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, and Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra each enjoyed placement in the top 20 with their releases. The song fell out of circulation during the early 19403, but was widely covered during the second half of the decade, with artists from a range of stylistic camps — including Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Krupa, Lena Home, Coleman Hawkins, Dave Brubeck, Artie Shaw, and Lennie Tristano — bringing their individual talents to bear on it.


Vocalists tend to take this song at a "deep ballad" tempo, sometimes so extremely slow that they test the competence of the rhythm section to maintain a sense of swing while moving along at less than 40 beats per minute. Check out the recordings by Betty Carter and Shirley Horn for examples of how this can work when the instrumentalists on hand match the skill of the singer. In contrast, Bill Evans — whom one might expect to linger over the chart — delivers a simmering hard bop treatment on his 1962 Interplay album, helped along by Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard.


Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond take a different approach in their 1952 duet performance from Storyville, mixing romanticism and cerebral deconstruction in equal doses. Desmond had such fondness for this recording that when he and Brubeck reunited for a duet project in 1975, he wanted to showcase "You Go to My Head" again, and the song served as the emotional centerpiece of the resulting album. Both versions are worth hearing, but the earlier track is especially revealing of the simpatico relationship between these two artists, and is my favorite performance from their work for the Fantasy label.”


Here’s a video of Pops and OP performing You Go to My Head.




          The Clarke Boland Big Band is "All Smiles"   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


Georges Paczynski, the author of the immensely important, Une Histoire de la Batterie de Jazz, which won the “Prix Charles Delauney 2000,” offered this succinct, background information about the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band:

“The C.B.B.B. - The Clarke Boland Big Band - was formed in 1962 through the efforts of Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke. The pianist and the drummer wanted lo form a European orchestra whose sound would be instantly recognizable.

After recording in Cologne on May 18 and 19, 1961. with a smaller group - Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland (The Golden Eight) - the two leaders decided to put together a bigger band, and on December 13. 1961, the recording of Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland ("Jazz is Universal") took place. Among the thirteen musicians were the future mainstays of the band: the American trumpeter Benny Bailey, the English alto sax player Derek Humble, and the trombone player from Sweden, Aake Persson. After the success of this disc, the decision was made to increase the band even further; on January 25. 26 and 27. 1963 the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band recorded in Cologne with 21 musicians. Throughout its career, the band never included less than 12 nationalities.

The personalities of the two leaders. Kenny and Francy. were directly opposite of those of the legendary big band leaders, iron-fisted megalomaniacs like Buddy Rich or Benny Goodman. Not only did Francy write the arrangements for a given instrument, but in thinking of a particular musician in the band, and composed according to the sound, phrasing and style of the individual. Team spirit reigned in the C.B.B.B. Each musician was aware of his importance in creating a good ensemble sound.

The name of Kenny Clarke is definitively associated with the birth of bop drumming. Following in the footsteps of Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett. it is to him that we owe the fact that still today the rhythm is played on the ride cymbal, with snare drum/bass drum punctuations. Jazz lovers see Kenny primarily as a small group drummer, forgetting that he was also a great big band drummer [check out Kenny’s playing in Dizzy Gillespie’s first big band in the 1940’s].

Drummer/leaders have existed from the earliest times in jazz. After "Papa Jack" Laine. there were Ben Pollack. Chick Webb, Gene Krupa. Buddy Rich, Don Lamond. Mel Lewis... the list (and the beat) goes on. The C.B.B.B. is situated in the grand traditions of the big bands. The basic musical concept was of a rhythmic foundation on which the entire orchestra reposed. Here the role of the drummer is clearly vital; along with the bassist, he plays throughout the piece, and is both accompanist and soloist.

But this key role is not without its disadvantages; the drummer has incomparably less freedom than in a small group. He has to memorize the arrangement, playing strictly what has already been laid down, while still leaving room for improvised fills. Some famous drummers have never succeeded in imposing such discipline on themselves. Others have adapted magnificently to it. Such was the case with Kenny, who was able to play with what I will call "controlled madness". In the big band, he played with a big band drummer's phrasing - unlike, for example. Mel Lewis, who in a big band setting performed with exactly the same vocabulary as in a quartet. ...

Running a big band poses all kinds of difficulties, financial and organizational among others. The C.B.B.B. lasted 11 years, and broke up in 1973. It was in no sense a revolutionary band, but there was within it a fundamental and precious element: an intense love of playing. Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke had the great merit of believing that the formation of a European jazz orchestra was possible, despite the supposedly insurmountable obstacles. They believed... and they were right... and we now reap the benefit.”

Georges overview of the Clarke Boland Big Band - known to its many fans as the CBBB - assumes a new relevance with the CD reissue with enhanced audio quality of one of its later recordings on MPS - The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - “ALL SMILES."


Mike Bloom Media Relations PROMOTION SHEET offers the following details:


RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2017

Artist: The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
Title: ALL SMILES
Artists: Trumpets: B. Bailey, I. Sulieman, J. Deuchar, S.
Gray Trombones: A. Persson, N. Peck, E. v. Lier
Saxophones: D. Humble, J. Griffin, R. Scott, T. Coe, S.
Shihab Piano: F. Boland Bass: J. Woode Drums: K. Clarke
Vibes: D. Pike

Format: 1CD- Digipac
Cat. No.: 0211956MSW
PPD:7,49EUR~PC:ACR
Barcode: 4029759119562

TRACKLIST
1. Let's Face The Music And Dance - 3:23
2. I'm All Smiles-3:25
3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:03
4. I'm Glad There Is You-3:29
5. Get Out Of Town-4:47
6. By Strauss-3:35
7. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:16
8. GLoria-4:21
9. Sweet And Lovely - 3:36
10. High School Cadets - 2:05


ABOUT THIS RECORD - by Stefan Franzen [translated by Martin Cook]

“Without ever making concessions to the trend of the moment, the Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band was the embodiment of the timeless art of the jazz orchestra. Its play was proof positive that a jazz big band compiled of top-flite musicians from both sides of the Atlantic could take off and soar. Regarded as the most important big band outside of the US, this bi-continental orchestra recorded over two dozen albums, close to a third of these under the SABA and MRS labels. Recorded in May, 1968, All Smiles was one of the Bands highpoints. The album exhibits a style that became synonymous with this US-European enterprise: it not only swung it was the perfect vehicle for Bolands sophisticated modern arrangements. Trumpeters Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott, as well as special guest vibraphonist Dave Pike are some of the jazz giants among the soloists in this 17-man combo who turn out some masterly short portraits. From the fleet-footed waltz I’m All Smiles to the bluesy party piece, By Strauss and the sensuous theme from Gloria, the journey continues on through to the furious John Phillip Sousa finale, High School Cadets. Preferring varicolored intricacy over massive walls of sound, The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band stood up against the constant flow of momentary fads, remaining true to the inventive tradition of the great big bands.”

Original Liner Notes - by Manfred Miller

[Warning these have some syntactical and grammatical challenges for native speakers of English. I decided to represent them in their original translation as I do not speak enough German to attempt my own.]

The one window is open. Hubbub comes up from the street and into the room that is in Cologne's elegant Hohe Strasse/High Street (no thoroughfare!) on the first floor above the branch of some bank. The large, plain writing-table hides itself under paper. Telegrams, notes, contracts, excerpts pile up to several layers. Two of the three phones at least are constantly in operation. On the second table, in a corner, there, too, is scarcely a spot left for an ash-tray. Sheets of notes, a bunch of newspapers, at least ten tape boxes. If a film chose to feature a manager's office like that everybody would laugh at the cliche of overburdening.

The man who hired this room does work hard. It is not that sort of work, however, which the German treasury of proverbs has always rated higher than fun. The man offers his latest product music. Powerfully swinging, precise, intelligent music, music that interests head and feet and everything in between. “All Smiles" is going to be the title of the new Clarke-Boland Big Band album. The man has to shout to make that understood. The two loudspeakers are turned on to the limits of their capacity. The one window is still open...

Gigi Campi never listens to his tapes quietly. An American trombonist, who for some time belonged to the CBBB, once complained. "Funny band. No dynamics", to the protest of his colleague Nat Peck "Yes there are! One is loud, the other is louder..." An exaggerated sentence, no doubt. Yet like every good exaggeration it catches some truth. The CBBB does not play for self-forgetting, absorbed listeners. If it provokes self-forgetfulness, it is that of rhythmical ecstasy. The CBBB does not know the charms of the morbid. This is hopelessly sound and optimistic music. All Smiles.

The Clarke-Boland guys stand for Ellington's fundamental truth: "It don't mean a thing..." It is not by chance that this band plays with two drummers - as if Klook Clarke alone were not a deuce of a swinger. Once his near namemate Kenny Clare acted as a substitute for Clarke who was prevented from making a date. The Clarke indemnification thrilled the band, he was invited to the next session. Klook personally persuaded the English studio musician to become a constant member with the CBBB - as a percussionist.

"Then there was one number", Clare reports, "a Turkish march thing on which I played snare drum. On the playback it sounded pretty good together, just like one drummer. There were some talks. The next time would I bring my drums along, too? Let's see, if it works with both of us playing together. It worked."

Indeed, Clarke and Clare together play like one musician; only that one musician alone could never realise all they play together. Clare: "There are many who would like to get that springy kind of beat Klook gets. I would, too. When I'm with him I can play that way without even thinking about it. As soon as I'm away from him I can't do it anymore. Strange. I have yet to figure it out." Whatsoever may be the key to this secret - the result is a fabulous co-ordination of the two drummers. The first piece - LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE - is an example of this. The fills Klook on the snare drum (for stereo listeners left channel) and Clare on the bass drum do in concert seem as if sprung up from one and the same feeling; and a swinging feeling into the bargain.

It would be wrong, however, to list the CBBB simply under the rubric "powerhouse.” The co-leader, arranger, and pianist Francy Boland has too many ideas for that. You will never catch upon Boland copying simple riffs nor - as the legend goes - exercising. SWEET AND LOVELY forces out of the standard melody continually fresh versions, new harmonic nuances and shades of sound, variations in a strict sense (into which Johnny Griffin excellently joins with a concentrated solo citing motives from the theme once and again): that is - also - an intellectual delight. As the British musical journalist Kenny Graham noted, Francy Boland does not care for trends. Harmonically scored choruses for the reed section have become rare in jazz. Yet Francy dedicates an entire number to the saxophones and with numbers such as YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, GET OUT OF TOWN and WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE shows what other arrangers do not care to miss.

Certainly who besides Boland disposes of such a reed section? The musicians of the CBBB do not know a comparison to Derek Humble's lead alto that is relaxed and vigorous at once, and ever riding the tip of the beat wave - they give a tired shrug even to the most renowned names. Each of the three tenor saxophonists takes a fine solo - "Li'l Giant" Griffin justifies his nickname time and again. Ronnie Scott blows a virile and straight solo in Gershwin's homage to the king of waltz BY STRAUSS. Tony Coe tells of Dame GLORIA'S merits with rhapsodic vehemence (,,a masterpiece", says Gigi Campi): and Sahib Shihab, who in the Barbara-Streisand-title I'M ALL SMILES solos on flute, is “the outstanding baritone saxophonist of modern jazz" according to Joachim Ernst Berendt. Each of the five reed men is himself a star with a distinguished style of his own, and yet jointly they make up a homogenous and disciplined section. Whosoever generated the rumour that precision and musical temperament were exclusive to one another; he has to be refuted by these five musicians.

And the same applies to the other sections. Benny Bailey, the brilliant, willful lead trumpeter, blows the delicately musical flugelhorn solo in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU. Cole Porter's GET OUT OF TOWN is meant for Jimmy Deuchar's elegant trumpet and for Ake Persson's powerful trombone-Idrees Sulieman, who in the Clarke-Boland combos mostly comes out with untamed attacca and splendid bop phrases, shows off a different side now: a simple melodic lead and a warm tone in LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE and in the standard ballad of WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE, from which he chooses the first few bars to set out a well-controlled improvisation that does not waste a note.

To those who are still in the dark the Sousa-march HIGH SCHOOL CADETS tells what is the matter with the CBBB. That drives on straight away like - well, no: a steam roller is not likely to go so easily at 250 km/h. You had better not try to sit still to these pieces: Let's face the music and dance. Still one thing to tell you: perhaps you really ought to shut that window now.”

TO EVERY AGE ITS SOUND by Dirk Sommer, reissue producer [Translated by Martin Cook]

Yes, we have worked on the sound of the music that was stored on tapes, some of which are over 40 years old, before they were transferred to the lacquers that are used for the vinyl record production. In the music business this is commonly known as remastering. However, it says nothing about how intensively and with what a sense of purpose mastering engineer Christoph Stickel and I have worked on modifying and improving the sound of the original tapes. Of course as with any LP that appears in the triple-a-series, all the procedures took place using only the finest analogue equipment. As the headline - modeled after the Vienna Secession movement's motto: 'to every age its art' - already indicates, every period has its own typical sound esthetic. We felt that fitting the MPS records to the way recordings sound today would be a sort of sacrilege. As a result, we have simply redressed a couple of traces of aging as well as small inconsistencies in the sound that, because of the technological limitations of that time, were not optimally dealt with on the original recordings. So enjoy some of the most exciting jazz albums of the 1970's and 80's the way they originally sounded - despite or because of our remasterings!”

The following video features the CBBB on Get Out of Town:



          Cook Supervisor - Sebastian County Jail   
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          - Interview d'Aaron Russo sur les confidences de N.Rockefeller   


Aaron Russo (14 février 1943, New York - 24 août 2007) était un producteur et réalisateur américain de films, basé à Hollywood.

Russo a notamment été le manager de Bette Midler entre 1972 et 1979. Durant sa carrière cinématographique, il a produit des acteurs tels que Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd dans Trading Places, qui deviendra pour le public un des classiques de Noël. Il réunira Nick Nolte, Morgan Freeman et Ralph Macchio dans Teachers. Il a reçu un Grammy, un Tony et un Emmy pour OL' Red Hair is Back en 1978.

Son dernier documentaire America…From Freedom To Fascism, sorti en 2006, dénonce la politique américaine en matière de taxe fédérale sur le revenu et quant au système bancaire fédéral. Selon lui, la politique américaine depuis la création de la Banque Fédérale Américaine, conduit à une restriction croissante des droits des citoyens américains, surtout avec la mise en place des nouvelles lois depuis les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 et de la création de la nouvelle carte d'identité.

Très impliqué dans la vie politique américaine, il s'est présenté aux élections du gouverneur du Nevada en 1998, sous les couleurs du parti Républicain, où il a fini deuxième, avec presque 30% des votes. Membre important du Parti Libertarien américain, il a été candidat de ce parti lors des primaires organisées pour l'élection présidentielle de 2004.

En 2007, dans une interview de Alex Jones, il dénonça le CFR, supporte les théories du complot à propos des attentats du 11 septembre 2001, la guerre contre le terrorisme, ainsi que le plan de domination mondial des sionistes (Rockefeller, etc…).

Il y raconte une discussion tenue entre Nicholas Rockefeller et lui-même 11 mois avant les attentats du 11 septembre 2001, expliquant entre autres les propos tenus par Rockefeller : comment "un évènement allait se produire … et comment à partir de cet évènement nous (les USA) allions envahir l'Afghanistan, construire des pipelines pour amener le pétrole de la mer Caspienne, que nous allions envahir l'Irak pour prendre le contrôle du pétrole au Moyen-Orient et pouvoir nous implanter là-bas et intégrer cette région dans un nouvel ordre mondial et qu'ensuite nous irions nous occuper de Chavez, au Vénézuela ainsi que de l'Iran. Je me rappelle qu'il me disait qu'on verrait des soldats fouiller des grottes à la recherche des responsables, en Afghanistan, au Pakistan et dans toutes ces régions-là. Il y aurait alors une guerre contre le terrorisme où il n'y aurait pas de véritable ennemi. Tout cela ne serait qu'une mystification. Ce serait une façon pour le gouvernement de contrôler les Américains.

Rockefeller lui a aussi affirmé que ses projets pour l'avenir étaient de réduire la population mondiale de moitié et de remplacer la monnaie de papier par des puces sous-cutanées ou seraient stockées toute les informations personnelles de la personne. Tout ceci étant une manière détournée de contrôler ce que Nicholas Rockefeller a désigné comme les "serfs", les "esclaves", en parlant de la population mondiale.
Il évoque aussi l'émancipation des femmes comme étant une duperie. Ce mouvement n'aurait pour finalité rien d'autre que de doubler le nombre de contribuables et de demandeurs d'emploi, mais aussi de réduire l'influence familiale sur chaque enfant, qui finira, par la présence restreinte des parents, par s'attacher plutôt à l'Etat, de façon indirecte.

Il meurt six mois plus tard d'un cancer de la vessie après 6 ans de combat.


          - Pourquoi sommes-nous ici ?   
Si nous sommes la création, alors Dieu est notre Créateur.

Pourquoi sommes-nous ici ?

Pour faire fortune et devenir célèbre ?  Pour s'amuser, faire de la musique et des bébés ?  Pour être l’homme, ou la femme, le/la plus riche de la Terre ?

Non, bien sûr.  La vie, c’est bien plus que cela, alors réfléchissons sérieusement à la question. 

Pour commencer, regardez autour de vous.  À moins que vous viviez dans une grotte, vous êtes entourés de choses qui ont été fabriquées par des humains.  Pourquoi avons-nous fabriqué ces choses?  La réponse évidente est que nous fabriquons ces choses pour qu’elles nous soient utiles, pour qu’elles remplissent un rôle précis, bref, pour qu’elles nous servent. 

Alors, par extension, pourquoi Dieu nous a-t-Il créés si ce n’est pour que nous soyons à Son service?

La raison d’être de notre existence est donc de servir Dieu.  C’est le message que nous avons reçu des prophètes et que nous retrouvons dans les Écritures; mais c’est surtout dans le Coran, le Livre saint de l’islam, que la chose est le plus  clairement mentionnée :

« Je n’ai créé les djinns et les hommes que pour qu’ils M’adorent. » (Coran 51:56)




          - Ne frappez pas au visage   
Le messager Mohammed (qu'Allah prie sur lui et le salue) a interdit au mari de frapper le visage de son épouse car ce sont les coups qui laissent des traces dans le cerveau et sur le visage. Alors, que dire des parents qui corrigent leurs enfants à coups de baffes.
 
Regardez la video qui va suivre et pensez-y avant de réagir sauvagement sur des êtres que vous aimez.



Par conséquent, le musulman doit respecter les lois de l’Islam, il ne doit pas frapper les autres d’une manière qui soit nuisible à la constitution du corps, surtout les membres qui sont perceptibles et visibles, et le plus important est le visage.


          - Séquences de BRUCE LEE   
Bruce lee - La fureur du Dragon

Bruce Lee VS O'haraa

Bruce Lee au nunchakuu

Bruce Lee - The Fury

A SUIVRE

          - Tolérance en Islam   


John L. Esposito, professeur de religion et de politique internationale à l'Université de Georgetown a dit : "Pour plusieurs populations non-musulmanes dans les territoires byzantins et persans déjà soumises aux gouverneurs étrangers, le règne islamique a signifié un changement de gouverneurs, les nouveaux étant souvent plus souples et plus tolérants, plutôt qu'une perte de l'indépendance. Plusieurs de ces populations ont même joui d'une plus grande autonomie locale et ont souvent payé des impôts inférieurs... En ce qui concerne la religion, l'islam s'est montré plus tolérant, accordant une plus grande liberté religieuse aux juifs et aux chrétiens indigènes."


          Caffe D'Arte   


Caffe D’arte is a Seattle based company that roasts its own coffee and has several retail locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.  It was started by an Italian family in the 1980s with the goal of duplicating styles from northern, central and southern Italy.  “Firenze,” which they say is in the northern roasting style, is D’arte’s lightest roast.  It is a bit darker than the beans coming from Portland's local microroasters.   I like its balanced flavor, and it yields amazing crema, but it does not have the citrus/nut/sweet notes found in some of the other beans I have written about here.  They also have an alderwood roasted bean that I am curious to try.

                                                  Their store on NE 15th Avenue between Broadway and Weidler has a bit of multi-unit retail aesthetic that values consistency over personality, and a couple of flat screen televisions in the corners are always turned on (why do bars and restaurants increasingly do this?  It's out of place everywhere but a sports bar.).  But there are a few reasons I keep returning here.  First, it’s walking distance from my home.  Second, the people are unfailingly nice; and, even though the store is part of a (small) chain, it has the feeling of a family run business.  Third, they sell a pound of well roasted and reasonably fresh coffee beans for about the same price that you would pay for twelve ounces of a “gourmet” brand in a supermarket.  And, you get a free coffee drink when you buy that pound.


But the true reason I Like Caffe D’Arte is the way they serve an espresso: long white plate, with cup, spoon, chocolate(!) and water all in a line.  The shot is pulled on a big Nuova Simonelli, which does a fine job.  Espresso is made with the Firenze roast.  The attention to detail never fails to put a smile on my face.


          Water Avenue Coffee   
I love my city; I really do.  However, I occasionally encounter something so preposterously Portland that I'm not sure whether to chuckle or cringe.  Such was the case when not one, but two, gentlemen were lounging on Water Avenue Coffee's comfortable sofas in their bicycle helmets.  Chin straps buckled.  You are unlikely to find many fashion tips in this blog, but here is one: it's hard to pull off wearing a helmet inside.  I am guessing Brad Pitt would never have been cast in Fight Club if he'd ever been seen wearing a helmet inside.  On the other hand, I am often wrong in matters of fashion, and it's undeniable that, in the event of a major earthquake or nuclear attack, the guys in the helmets will have the last laugh.

And, judging by the twenty or so bikes parked outside on that same morning, two wheels are apparently the best way to arrive at Water Avenue.  It's hip in a very hip neighborhood that includes Hair of the Dog, Bunk Bar, ClarkLewis and Boke Bowl.  Inside, it's warm and cozy in an underfinished industrial way, and they are pulling superb espresso shots (I recall them making that espresso on a Synesso machine, but their website prominently features a high tech Nuova Simonelli).  Pastries and sandwiches looked tasty.  The staff is friendly and casual.



Water Avenue's signature blend, which is used at several other great coffee places around town, is called El Toro.  It's described on their website as "dark chocolate, sweet peanut butter, bright cherry, woodsy."  I had some trouble finding the peanut butter, but there is definitely a nice cherry flavor, and the coffee finishes with a citrusy sweetness.


          Ristretto Roasters on North Williams   
I was at Ristretto Roasters yesterday and noticed the barista really putting her body weight into tamping an espresso shot.  Among coffee geeks, this kind of thing is controversial.  Some insist that the coffee should be no more than lightly tamped.  The "consensus" is that one should tamp with about 25 to 30 pounds of downward pressure (you can even buy a tamper that has a built in device for measuring exactly 30 pounds of pressure).  So one might see a nerdy eyebrow or two raised about the Ristretto barista's tamping gusto. But any critics would be silenced by the resulting shot: nutty aroma and big caramel malt flavors with impressive mouthfeel.

They do not actually roast at this particular Ristretto Roasters; that is done at another of their handful of locations.  Like many small roasters in Portland, Ristretto's focus is on medium roasts, while apparently eschewing the black-oily french and italians that once seemed to define gourmet coffee.  Their Beaumont Blend is a good choice when making espresso at home, but they also have an ever changing selection of single origin beans.

This store is a personal favorite.  The staff is knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic about coffee minutia.  The space may be a little too clean, and every customer  (I mean every single one!) seems to be on a Mac Powerbook.  That's balanced, though, by the ragged voices of  Bob Dylan and Tom Waits on the stereo.   The store also has an impressively huge four head espresso machines with naked portafilters.  And who can resist that?




          Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law   
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A trendy downtown Salt Lake City seafood restaurant started business Saturday with glass-smashing and champagne, a symbolic gesture in its emancipation from Utah&apos;s so-called &quot;Zion Curtains&quot; alcohol law....
          The Plan   
The cliche is true: Portland, Oregon, has a lot of coffee.  And, being Portland, another thing is true: the DIY ethic is irrepressible, so much of the coffee is crafted in small batches by passionate entrepreneurs. My plan is to visit as many places that make good coffee as I can.  And, being Portland, I plan to visit them all using some mode of transportation other than a car.

The point of this blog is to capture my notes about each coffee shop on my journey.   Espresso is my passion, so that will be the focus.  If a shop can pull a decent shot, the chances are good that the rest of their coffee drinks will be well made.

Along the way, I hope to learn more about coffee, people and my city.  Thanks for joining me.  -AP



          In-Home Tutor Math - TutorBright Mississauga - Mississauga, ON   
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          Application mobile Native ou Web?   
De nos jours, la question ne se pose plus à savoir si notre application “desktop” doit être accessible sur téléphone mobile. Les gens veulent accéder à leurs services à partir de plusieurs emplacements différents.  Ils veulent que le service s’adapte à leur environnement, ce n’est plus à l’utilisateur à faire un effort pour rejoindre votre … Continue reading Application mobile Native ou Web?
          TRAINSPOTTER: Hell’s Wedding Bells — How the #GuptaLeaks reveal that South Africans paid for the whole damn thing   
The Daily Maverick and amaBhungane can now confirm that the legendary Gupta family nuptials — a four-day wedding binge-fest in Sun City that took place between 29 April and 3 May, 2013 — was paid for in its entirety by money stolen from a Free State dairy project, and laundered through a Gupta shell in Dubai. In all, at least R33.4 million was pissed away in the wedding of Gupta niece Vega, and new nephew-in-law, Aakash. The happy couple were aided and abetted in their endeavours in no small part by the current Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, who will be remembered as the most generous wedding underwriter in South African history. And so, we arrive at the understanding that South Africa is an ungainly mash-up between two seventies classics, The Godfather and Invasion of the Body Snatchers — a gangster state in which the inhabitants are zombified agents of a corrupt, festering uber-mind, based not in outer space, but in the United Arab Emirates. By RICHARD POPLAK, with reporting from amaBhungane and Scorpio
          Op-Ed: The ANC must and will emerge from this policy conference stronger   
We know that despite the challenges it faces currently, the ANC still represents the hopes, dreams and aspirations of millions of our people. Our people want the ANC to resolve its difficulties and continue with its mission of transforming South Africa and building a better life for all. By PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA.
          Blaze burns Gauteng Premier’s finance offices   
Johannesburg - The finance offices of the Gauteng premier's department were on Friday morning destroyed in a blaze apparently caused by an electrical fault with a plug, Premier David Makhura said.
          Commis comptable - Services RH, Talent on Demand - Sainte-Foy, QC   
Recrute un(e) commis comptable pour l’un de ses clients situé dans le secteur géographique de Sainte-Foy. Avoir 1 à 2 années d’expérience à l’emploi.... $16.90 an hour
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          Political contortionists must have no place   
The masses demand we must be informed by our own concrete conditions and experiences, that reflect elements of the best traditions of social democracy, which include: a system which places the needs of the poor and social issues as priority. The urgency is to identify and isolate these political contortionists within and without.
          Comment on June Pieces Of My Mind #3 by Martin R   
Yeah, Thomas and I are distant cousins! Probably via my great grandpa Sasser from Borrby.
          Directeur des finances et trésorier - Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) - Quebec City, QC   
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          Accounting Clerk - AddÉnergie - Quebec City, QC   
Compréhension du cycle comptable. Fournir un support à toute l'équipe comptable. Pour supporter notre constante croissance, notre département des Finances a...
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          Post Zuma: Picking up the pieces – let the cities lead the way   
The multiple problems that have piled up are just too large and intractable to be addressed on a national level. By DIRK DE VOS.
          Financial Analyst – Project Accounting – Bilingual - AddÉnergie - Quebec City, QC   
Minimum 2 années d'expériences pertinentes en calcul de coût de revient. Pour supporter notre constante croissance, notre département des Finances a besoin d...
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          Chef d’équipe – Certification - EY - Quebec City, QC   
Titre de CPA auditeur, CA au Canada ou titre de CPA, CA reconnu par l’ICCA obligatoire. Ces méthodes ainsi que nos investissements considérables dans la...
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          Analysis: ANC policy, radical economic transformation and ideological proxy battles for control   
The ANC policy conference gets under way on Friday against a background of factionalism, dissatisfaction over President Jacob Zuma in many circles, and vocal support in others, amid #GuptaLeaks and a tough economic environment that is shedding jobs. Many of the policy discussion documents include self-reflexive analysis of the current situation. It’s just on the solutions and implementation that there’s fudginess and inertia, highlighted throughout documents with repeated references to yet-to-be-implemented resolutions taken as far back as the 2007 Polokwane national conference. And so it’s not really about policy, but ideology, with the radical economic transformation narrative as the proxy battle within the ANC. By MARIANNE MERTEN.
          Glebelands: ‘Friday is judgment day’   
In an ominous progression from earlier developments (Daily Maverick 28 June 2017 – Glebelands Hostel: Where ultra-violence is the new normal) sources at Glebelands Hostel reported on Wednesday that widespread “collections” had been taking place at most of the old blocks. R50 per bed and R200 per room have allegedly been extorted from residents over the past few days. If everyone who was squeezed coughed up, this latest “collection” may have netted around R100,000 – enough to pay bail for the recently arrested Glebelands multiple murder suspect; bribe a magistrate; or pay for a hit on a community leader.
          Offer - Custom Website Development - Washington DC   
Websites are important for a business, they are brand, your content & your online entity. The thing about making websites is its generally hard and easy to screw things up, especially with Word Press.As a developer I'd like to offer you my services and bring you a new, unique theme. No matter what the business is, I will take your business and illustrate it in a way that fits your company.My services include• Custom theme word press pages• Responsive designs, for mobile & desktop• Easy to edit content• Interactive Animations• Logo Design• E-commerce Platforms• Fast, optimized speed• Landing pages• Life time maintenance -- if you ever break anything, don't worry, I'lll fix it free of charge!• Website hosting• SEO services• Social media integrationMy goal is to deliver the best quality, with a best service.I will create design sketches and keep doing so, until you are 100% satisfied with the outcome. I will work with you and teach you how to use Word Press's backend along with making it easy to use.Feel free to take a look at my portfolio site!http://edwardlanto.com/Contact:edwardlanto.developer@gmail.com
          Billionaire Shipping Magnate Buys Tankers to Prepare for Oil Rebound   
John Fredriksen, a billionaire shipping magnate, is looking to buy oil tanker companies. He wants to prepare for a rebound in oil prices and expand his business empire. Fredriksen wants to spend more than $2 billion on acquisitions to overtake his competition as the largest shipping company in the world. Costas Paris writes: “We used […]
          CES detiene a presunto narcomenudista en Tultitlán   
Con investigaciones efectuadas por la Comisión Estatal de Seguridad Ciudadana (CES), se detuvo a un presunto narcomenudista en Tultitlán. Lo anterior, luego de que la Dirección General de Inteligencia e Investigación para la Prevención (DGIIP) detectó el modus operandi de un supuesto narcomenudista en la colonia La Concepción. Leer más
          Security Guard - QC – Scarlet Security Services Ltd - Pond Inlet, NU   
We thank all applicants for your interest in employment; Scarlet Security Group Ltd embraces the principles of employment equity....
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          Shop / Field laborers - Renegade Gas & Oilfield Services Ltd. - Conklin, AB   
Mandatory pre employment drug screen is required.*. We are currently hiring for shop and field laborers.... $16 an hour
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          Camp attendant / kitchen helper - Renegade Gas & Oilfield Services Ltd. - Conklin, AB   
A pre- employment drug screen is mandatory for this position. Looking for a housekeeper for our 30 room camp.Duties will include but not limited to general...
From Indeed - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:31:44 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          Class 1 Truck Driver - Manatokan Oilfield Services - Conklin, AB   
Manatokan Oilfield Services Inc., part of the ASCO Group of Companies, is a full-service fluid management company with bases in La Corey and Conklin, Alberta,
From Indeed - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:55:05 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          Grafik urlopowy PL+ 2.1   

Grafik urlopowy to program ułatwiający tworzenie planu urlopowego na dany rok kalendarzowy w firmie oraz usprawniający wypełnianie grafiku przez pracowników oraz jego akceptację przez przełożonego. Przełożony ma możliwość elastycznego definiowania kalendarza pracy edytując listę dni wolnych od pracy. Program upraszcza proces planowania urlopów oraz organizowania pracy w oparciu o harmonogram pracy i urlopów.

Co daje wykorzystanie programu w firmie?
Ułatwia zarządzanie zespołem
Zautomatyzowany proces planowania urlopów
Analiza dostępności poszczególnych pracowników
Drukowany grafik urlopów

Najważniejsze cechy:

  • Graficzny kalendarz z możliwością prostego wskazywania dni urlopu.
  • Przejrzysty edytor dni wolnych od pracy.
  • Funkcja wyznaczania dni ustawowo wolnych od pracy.
  • Funkcja wczytywania kalendarza dni wolnych od pracy z zewnętrznego pliku.
  • Podział pracowników na zespoły. Edycja i analiza urlopów wg zespołów.
  • Graficzny podgląd pełnego grafiku urlopowego całej firmy lub z podziałem na zespoły.
  • Drukowanie grafiku urlopowego na wskazany miesiąc.
  • Drukowanie listy urlopów wskazanych pracowników.
  • Kontrola ilości wybranych dni urlopu w stosunku do dostępnego wymiaru urlopu.
  • Grafik urlopowy tworzony i edytowany przez przełożonego (w głównym programie).
  • Tworzenie i przechowywanie grafiku urlopowego całej firmy w jednej bazie danych.
  • Możliwość indywidualnej edycji planów urlopowych przez poszczególnych pracowników na zasadzie wymiany i edycji zezwnętrznych plików przechowujących plany urlopowe.
  • Proste w instalacji i dystrybucji narzędzie dla pracowników Edytor Planu Urlopowego PL+ dzięki czemu pracownicy nie muszą instalować i konfigurować programu głównego na swoich komputerach. Nie muszą również posiadać dostępu do sieci.
  • Zabezpieczanie plików indywidualnych planów urlopowych hasłem.
  • Możliwość obsługi programu głownego przez wiele osób w tym samym czasie - praca w sieci komputerowej.
  • Wieczysta licencja na użytkowanie programu.
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          Managed Services Delivery Line Manager (f/m) - Ericsson - At, Gujarat   
Fluent in written and spoken German and English. This is your opportunity to be part of a new and growing team....
From Ericsson - Wed, 10 May 2017 15:54:41 GMT - View all At, Gujarat jobs
          Google Maps will soon let you share location data in real-time   

Finding your friends in crowded places is about to get a lot easier thanks to an upcoming feature for Google Maps that will let users share their location in real-time. Google’s new feature works similar to Find My Friends, only unlike Apple’s app, Google Maps will be able to show you exactly where your friends […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Schwinn’s Mouthy CycleNav Tells You Where To Go [CES 2014]   

LAS VEGAS — Remember the Hammerhead? It’s a device that attaches to your bicycle, links to the GPS on your phone via Bluetooth, and guides you along a pre-chosen route by flashing a left or right light when you need to turn. Schwinn‘s new CycleNav does one better. Like the Hammerhead, it attaches to your […]

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          Engineer, CSC India OPS - Colt Technology Services - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Interaction with colt customers and understand the service and business impact. Provide First level resolution to our customers. Drive improvements in
From Colt Technology Services - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:55:53 GMT - View all Bangalore, Karnataka jobs
          Secretary 2   
TN-Cleveland, SECRETARY 2 (Humanities and Social Sciences) Full-time, 12 months (Salary range $24,555-$29,468) Provides administrative and secretarial support for the Humanities and Social Sciences division. This is a demanding clerical position in a high-energy environment, which interacts closely with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public. Applications accepted until June 16, 2017. Applicat
          Resident Counselor, Case Mgr, QA Coordinator, Resident Aide   
NY-Niagara Falls, Your Career In Human Services Starts Here! Full Time & Part Time Positions Available! Adult Division- ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE CLEAN NYS DRIVERS LICENSE Salaries Commensurate With Experience Sr. Residence Counselor-FT, Niag. Falls & North Tonawanda. Qualifications: Preferred Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field and 1 year experience in Human Services. Salary Range: $27,000 - $
          Hurricane Sandy Gave Navigation, News, Finance Apps A Massive Boost… But Not Weather?   

When Hurricane Sandy left millions of people across the East Coast of the United States without electricity, portable, battery-powered devices like smartphones and tablets were all they had to rely on. Not only did they provide a means of entertainment, but they also allowed those affected by the storm to follow the latest news and […]

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          iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 Won’t Get Turn-By-Turn Navigation Or 3D Maps In iOS 6   

Although iOS 6 looks a lot like iOS 5 at a glance, it represents a huge change to some of Apple’s core iOS features. Apps and services like Maps, Mail, Phone, Notification Center and more have all received new features worth talking about, while several new ones have been introduced. The great thing about it […]

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          TomTom’s New iOS App Uses Facebook And Twitter As Sources For Turn-By-Turn Navigation [CES 2012]   

TomTom’s navigation apps for the iPhone and iPad are going social with Facebook and Twitter integration that will allow you to navigate to your friends, places, and events more easily. Version 1.10 of the official app, which will launch during Q1 2012, prides itself on using social networks as a source for turn-by-turn navigation. TomTom […]

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          New Mind-Blowing 3D Mapping Technology for iPad [CES 2011]   

LAS VEGAS, CES 2011 — Check out this simply stunning 3D-mapping technology from Swedish-based C3 Technologies that elicited a uniform reaction of “holy %$*@!” from us when we saw it. One reason for its precision is that it was developed from recently declassified missile targeting technology originally developed by Swedish aerospace powerhouse Saab. In the […]

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          Life-changing services at risk for millions if Medicaid is cut   

Optional benefits received by millions, many of them disabled, would be at risk under Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
          Field Service Technician - CATV RF (Southwestern Ontario) - Alpha Technologies Ltd - Canada   
Alpha Technologies Ltd. Installation, set-up and repair of Alpha power products. Due to the continuing growth of our Field Services business, Alpha Technologies...
From Alpha Technologies Ltd - Fri, 12 May 2017 03:57:00 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Program Assistant Clinical Services (VPD) - Niagara Region - Ontario   
Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara.... $26.01 - $27.50 an hour
From Niagara Region - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:20:25 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          June Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch   

My Goings On in June: I went to ALA Annual! (Click the link for my recap.) We’re dog-sitting my sister-in-law’s cute pup, so my dogs have been having a ball with their new playmate. My son and I finished up chemistry, so the kids and I are now on very little school mode (my son is actually at Japanese immersion camp until the 1st). Instagram: Most Popular Posts: Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR May Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway June Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway Other Features & Discussions: This or That Bookish Edition Sign-Ups for Series in a Month and COYER Summer Reading Challenges Top Ten Series I Haven’t Started (But Totally Plan To) The Disorganized Blogger’s Guide to Book Conferences (AKA an Example You Should NOT Follow) June 2017 Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up ALA Annual Event Recap (& Giveaway!) My 2017 Reading Progress: I’ve stayed steady at 5 books ahead... Read more »

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          Kansas plant converts used vegetable oil into biodiesel    
Want to know what a green alternative to regular diesel is? Used vegetable oil. EGE of Minneola, Kansas takes used cooking oil from over 200 restaurants in Kansas and parts of Oklahoma and converts it to biodiesel, the Dodge City Globe reports. Wesley Orr, who works for EGE recently gave a small group from Pratt, Greensburg and Minneola a tour of the facility. Used cooking oil is stored in varying sizes of drums behind restaurants and then pumped into storage tanks for transport back to Minneola. The process of converting vegetable oil into fuel involves first removing water and other contaminants from the oil, which is then pumped into a nearby processor that uses methanol and potassium hydroxide and continuous flow to convert the oil into biodiesel. EGE produces 1.5 million gallons of biodiesel annually, a third of which is used by farmers Matt and Luke Jaeger, who own the business. The fuel is also sold to the public at a pump onsite and once a month, a tanker full of the biodiesel
          Shift Coordinator - Burger King Corporation - Sunny Isles, FL   
High school diploma or equivalent, with some college preferred. The SC does not assist the salaried management in the hiring practices of team members, (i.e.,...
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          PORTUGAL À SOMBRA DE AMBIGUIDADES AINDA NÃO ULTRAPASSADAS – VIII   



Em saudação aos 60 anos do MPLA, aos 52 anos da passagem do Che por África e aos 43 anos do 25 de Abril… e assinalando os 50 anos do início do “Exercício ALCORA” e os 50 anos do início da Guerra do Biafra.

15- O fascismo e colonialismo do Estado Novo, em função dos problemas que criou, tornou-se praticamente indigente no que ao armamento e equipamento militar dizia respeito: e vassalo nas obrigações internacionais no quadro da NATO e do Exercício ALCORA, uma vassalagem que não parou com o 25 de Abril de 1974.

Em Goa, Damão e Dio, ficou evidente que a capacidade militar do colonialismo português praticamente não existia e no campo da NATO, muito poucos tinham interesse em ajudar essa indigência avassalada, inclusive o aliado Grã-Bretanha.

Logo em 1961 relativamente a Angola, era essa a impressão do cônsul-geral da África do Sul em Luanda e por isso os portugueses recorreram desde logo ao “apartheid” para criar comunicações que levassem a futuros entendimentos com a África do Sul.

Se a vassalagem era impotente em relação à NATO, iriam buscá-la noutras paragens.

Em Setembro de 1963, a África do Sul ofereceu assistência militar e um ano depois, os portugueses manifestaram ao “apartheid” que estavam interessados num acordo permanente para o fornecimento de peças e outros serviços de apoio para os helicópteros Alouette III.

Em 1967 os dois países deram mais um passo no sentido do fornecimento por parte da África do Sul de material militar, algo que agradava ao “apartheid”, que além do mais se ia apercebendo que Portugal iria ficar em dependência em relação ao seu poderio e interesses.

Em 1968 os enlaces derivaram no sentido de se criar as bases do acordo do âmbito do Exercício ALCORA, sendo definida a entrada das SADF e Polícia sul-africana no sudeste de Angola, a pretexto do “apartheid” se juntar aos portugueses e dar caça simultaneamente às guerrilhas da SWAPO e do MPLA.

Em ambos os casos o “apartheid” aproveitou para estreitar laços com a PIDE/DGS, uma vez que o conceito e a doutrina dos Flechas às ordens de Óscar Cardoso lhes interessava, tanto como a Operação Madeira.

De entre os equipamentos que a África do Sul se comprometeu a fornecer nesse ano, estavam 5 helicópteros Alouette III, 33 autometralhadoras Panhard AML e 283 rádios TR 28C.

Algum desse armamento foi parar aos “Dragões” instalados no Bié, o que é um indicativo da percepção que o colonialismo português tinha sobre a importância geoestratégica da Região Central das Grandes Nascentes em Angola.

Para efeito desse fornecimento, os sul-africanos solicitaram ao Estado Novo que pedisse autorização aos franceses, uma vez que eram eles os produtores desses meios e o “apartheid”, que sob licença os produzia no seu território, respeitava os compromissos existentes com a França…

Portugal acedeu e os fornecimentos a partir de então passaram a ter plena garantia.

A França passou a ser um fornecedor de material de guerra que supria as necessidades do“apartheid”, no âmbito da internacional fascista que renitentemente se erguia em armas na África Austral e por tabela do colonialismo português, em especial nos teatros operacionais de Angola, Moçambique e Guiné Bissau.

É evidente que isso não teria sido possível sem que houvesse fortes laços entre os interessados da internacional fascista, ao abrigo do “Le Cercle”, um dos mentores mais reaccionários das políticas de então, unindo as tendências fascistas e colonialistas na Europa, na América Latina e em África, com respaldo das sucessivas administrações estado-unidenses.

O “Le Cercle” haveria de ter muitos êxitos nos seus “bons ofícios” na “defesa da civilização judaico-cristã ocidental” e entre eles os resultantes dos papados no Vaticano dum polaco (João Paulo II – 22 de Outubro de 1978 a 2 de Abril de 2005) e dum alemão (Bento XVI – 24 de Abril de 2005 a 28 de Fevereiro de 2013)…

As mais “conservadoras” doutrinas da Igreja Católica Apostólica Romana, impactaram em Angola nos anos da “glasnost”, nos anos de chumbo, precisa e sincronizadamente na mesma altura dos impactos do capitalismo neoliberal após o desaparecimento do socialismo real da Europa e essa, sob o ponto de vista ideológico, é uma das explicações das aproximações que em função de Bicesse se fizeram a Angola, por via de partidos como o CDS, PSD e PS, até aos nossos dias… coisas de agenciados social-democratas do âmbito da “civilização judaico-cristã ocidental” e dos negócios que ela tão bem propicia, já se vê…

Antes era nesse mesmo esteio que se movia a “Aginter Press”, no quadro das “redes stay behind” da NATO e do “Le Cercle”, acima das capacidades operacionais dos serviços de inteligência de Portugal, Rodésia e África do Sul, ainda que tivesse ficado sem efeito a Concordata do Estado Novo com o Vaticano…

O apoio da França foi garantido e a África do Sul teve luz verde para continuar o fornecimento de material militar ao Estado Novo, o que reforçou o seu relativo domínio na definição, formulação e organização das tarefas e missões implícitas no acordo do Exercício ALCORA.

O Estado Novo foi ficando cada vez mais avassalado ao “apartheid”, à medida que progredia a instalação do Exercício ALCORA.

As políticas de Richard Nixon para África por seu turno, deram outra cobertura às iniciativas em prol do Exercício ALCORA e no leste de Angola, a África do Sul desencadeou a Operação Bombaim, contra as guerrilhas do MPLA e da SWAPO, dando início a uma prolongada “border war” que só iria terminar em finais da década de 80 do século XX, quando a Linha da Frente passou irreversivelmente do paralelo de Brazzaville – Dar es Salam, para o paralelo da fronteira sul de Angola, Zâmbia e Moçambique, dando posteriormente origem à criação da “Southern African Development Community”, SADC.

O Exercício ALCORA teve início formal entre 4 e 7 de Dezembro de 1971, permitindo um aumento dos fornecimentos de material de guerra por parte da França e da África do Sul ao Estado Novo.

Em 1973 e 1974 o estudo dos riscos e ameaças, em função das informações colhidas em Kinshasa no âmbito do Exercício ALCORA (que envolveu também a “antena diplomática” que dava pelo nome de António Monteiro), apontava para a eminência dum ataque a Cabinda e norte de Angola, sob orientação do apêndice da CIA, Mobutu, Presidente do Zaíre, reforçado por outros países africanos.

O Zaíre havia adquirido armamento e os programas de acção contra o colonialismo português em suporte das FLEC e da FNLA, começaram a ganhar corpo.

A escalada de fornecimento de material de guerra em 1974, por parte do “apartheid” ao colonialismo português, subiu uma vez mais a fasquia: os sul-africanos iriam fazer reconhecimentos aéreos em Cabinda e norte de Angola, “a fim de detectar indícios de preparativos de concentração de forças inimigas”, estimularam o fornecimento de mísseis Crotale e prepararam um acordo financeiro, com uma ampla política de crédito disponível.

O 25 de Abril de 1974 inviabilizou alguns dos fornecimentos militares e o reconhecimento aéreo acordado, não terá inviabilizado o financiamento (que lhe terá sido anterior também por causa do Plano do Cunene e Cabora Bassa), mas o aproveitamento das iniciativas de Mobutu na direcção de Cabinda e do norte de Angola, estimuladas pela CIA no encontro “secreto” entre o general Spínola e Mobutu na ilha do Sal, ficaram proteladas para o quadro das disputas relativas à independência de Angola a 11 de Novembro de 1975.

Foi assim que o aproveitamento das iniciativas de Mobutu, passaram a integrar a Operação IAFEATURE, da “CIA contra Angola”, conforme a denúncia de John Stockwell.

De entre esses aproveitamentos esteve o Exército de Libertação de Portugal, ELP, um resultado dos compromissos do general Spínola, que depois de ultrapassar a hesitação de alinhamento directo com o “apartheid”, acabou por alinhar na operação da “CIA contra Angola”, tendo à frente o Coronel Santos e Castro, um profundo conhecedor das áreas a norte de Luanda (Caxito e Dembos).

O ELP aglutinou alguns sectores ligados à Frente Unida de Angola, FUA e à Frente Revolucionária de Angola, FRA (criado por Jaime Nogueira Pinto), entre outros, cujos programas levavam à independência de Angola de acordo com as ideias de Ian Smith na Rodésia e de forma a “repescar”em tempo oportuno o Exercício ALCORA.

Em “Jogos africanos”, Jaime Nogueira Pinto (membro assumido do “Le Cercle”), revela:

“… Com a partida de Silvério Marques e a chegada de Rosa Coutinho a situação agravou-se muito em todos os sectores.

O Almirante Vermelho, que logo se fizera rodear de uma segurança nunca vista, mostrava-se frio e eficaz no prosseguimento dos seus objectivos.

Achei que era tempo de passar a formas superiores de luta.

AGITPROP.

Tive então a ideia de criar a FRA – Frente Revolucionária de Angola.

O conceito era simples.

Se fôssemos fazer uma coisa de raiz, nós, os miúdos, os militares metropolitanos, não teríamos qualquer hipótese de ser levados a sério pelos civis locais.

Por isso achámos melhor recorrer à acção psicológica e à agitprop, criando um mito, uma lenda.

Engendramos então uma organização secreta – a FRA.

Redigíamos os panfletos originais da dita organização e fazíamos como se nos tivessem vindo parar às mãos.

Depois fotocopiávamos os panfletos e distribuíamo-los por círculos de activistas, onde estavam o Engenheiro Pompílio da Cruz, o capitão Seara e outros.

O Mariz Fernandes era a única pessoa, para além de mim e do Nunes, que sabia da coisa.

A ideia que passávamos era a de que existia uma forte organização secreta de resistência ao MFA e que quem aderia a essa sofisticadíssima rede clandestina passava a fazer parte duma poderosa máquina subversiva.

Assim a FRA funcionou, teve adesões, recrutou militantes e fez até algumas operações.

Era o que importava: não estar quieto, tentar coisas contra o apocalipse que se aproximava”…

…Por aquela altura já estava eu incorporado no Movimento Democrático de Angola (MDA) que, antes da chegada do MPLA a Luanda, sob orientação da Drª Maria do Carmo Medina e de Antero de Abreu, se contrapunha às influências da FUA e do FRA.

O ELP tinha influências também no sul de Angola, (Huíla, Namibe e em Benguela), com resíduos que foram permanecendo até hoje, com influência nos sectores económicos e sócio-políticos daquelas províncias, e intimamente associados a outros intervenientes dentro e fora de Angola, nomeadamente em Portugal e na África do Sul.

Era nesse cadinho que a BOSS/NIS recrutava agentes, como os que foram mais tarde detectados e neutralizados pela segurança angolana; Amílcar Fernandes Freire, Francisco Alberto Abarran Barata e Dongala Kamati, (meados da década de 80)… eu fui um dos oficiais instrutores do processo que lhes foi correspondente em defesa dasegurança e soberania de Angola… mal sabendo eu que em breve seria acusado, julgado e condenado por “golpe de estado sem efusão de sangue”(Processo 76/86)…

Foi assim também que o “apartheid”, tacitamente, desencadearia a Operação Savana, em apoio a Savimbi, em simultâneo à Operação da “CIA contra Angola” e na perspectiva de Holden e Savimbi alcançarem o poder em Luanda, a 11 de Novembro de 1975…”border war” já se vê…

… E foi assim que Portugal (onde já se vivia o após 25 de Novembro de 1975), retardou o reconhecimento da República Popular de Angola, (só o fez a 22 de Fevereiro de 1976 e foi o 83º país a fazê-lo) na espectativa de sua inviabilização!

É evidente que à medida que a aristocracia financeira mundial assumia o domínio, todas as peças da “civilização judaico-cristã ocidental” se iam encaixando na sua estrutura em pirâmide, cada vez mais avassaladora, preparando a hegemonia unipolar.

16- A passagem da linha da frente progressista e informal, para a Linha da Frente contra o“apartheid” a sul de Angola, acompanhou a trajectória da evolução do Exercício ALCORA até ao seu colapso.

Em Brazzaville, sucederam-se vários governos progressistas, fora da órbitra das redes de Jacques Foccard e para tal muito contribuiu a ajuda internacionalista da 2ª coluna do Che, que teve em Jorge Risquet um dos seus principais dirigentes.

Instalada a partir de 1965, a 2ª coluna do Che, que continuou mesmo depois da passagem do Che pelo Congo na espectativa dos sucessos da guerrilha de Mulele, vocacionou-se também e desde logo no apoio ao Movimento de Libertação em África, nomeadamente no apoio ao MPLA.

No livro “El  Segundo Frente del Che en el Congo – Historia del Batallón Patricio Lumumba”, Jorge Risquet Valdés dá conta do papel da iniciativa solidária e internacionalista para com África, nos termos da linha da frente progressista informal que se instalou entre Dar es Salam e Brazzaville, narrando com detalhe as acções e citando uma nota do Comandante Fidel de Castro de 30 de Dezembro de 1966:

“Informa a nuestros compañeros en esa,

A nuestros instructores militares, que han permanecido meses alejados de nuestra pátria, cumpliendo misión histórica de solidariedade com pueblos hermanos de África y que han puesto mu yen alto el prestígio de la Revolución cubana envio un caluroso y bien merecido Saludo en estes dias de fiestas navideñas.

La actitud firme y decidida de ustedes, combatientes revolucionários, de permanecer voluntariamente junto a pueblos hermanos, amenazados y agredidos por el imperialismo, demuenstra el alto espiritu de internacionalismo proletário y de solidariedade revolucionaria que há alcanzado nuestro Pueblo. En esse gesto está presente el ideal revolucionaria de Camilo y la decisión inquebrantable de lucha del Che.

Nuestro partido, las fuerzas armadas revolucionaias y nuestro Pueblo, que se apresentan a festejar el octavo aniversario de nuestra Revolución, se sienten orgullosos de ustedes, abnegados jóvenes por la disposición de ofrendar sus vidas si fuere necessário por la causa justa de los pueblos oprimidos, conscientes de que com ello sirven a la pátria y a la humanidade”.

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